|Matt Kenseth is 10/1 to win at Talladega on Sunday.|
GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway
No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes:
KENSETH BY THE NUMBERS:In 32 Sprint Cup Series starts at Talladega, Kenseth has completed 5760 of 6,070 laps (94.9 percent) and has led for a total of 473 laps. Kenseth has earned one win, six top-five finishes, and 10 top-ten finishes at the 2.66-mile track. Kenseth earned his Talladega victory in October of 2012.
JOE GIBBS RACING AT TALLADEGA: Joe Gibbs Racing has 107 Sprint Cup Series starts at Talladega Superspeedway and has earned a total of four wins, 29 top-five, 44 top-ten finishes, and one pole. The organization also has led for a total of 1,059 laps, has an average start of 17.4 and an average finish of 17.4.
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RACE INFO: The GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway (2.66-mile) begins at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 1st. The race will be broadcast live on FOX, Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.
From the Cockpit:
Matt Kenseth: “You just never know if or when “the Big One” is going to happen at Talladega. I mean if you look at Daytona this past February, we were leading the race and took the white flag, and you figure that there’s always a wreck on the last lap, and they never wrecked. So you just can never plan for that. You just need to go out and race as hard as you can, and try to positions yourself as far towards the front as you can, hopefully even leading where hopefully whenever there is a wreck that it’s behind you. The draft is always changing and depends on where the other cars are and what lane they’re in, what cars your car works well with, and where the momentum is. It’s all about learning to adapt to that changing draft in order to have your car in the right place at the right time.”