What: 188 laps or 500.08 miles
Where: Talladega Superspeedway, a 2.66-mile highly banked tri-oval in Talladega, Ala.
When: 2 p.m. Sunday
Radio: Motor Racing Network
Last years winner: Matt Kenseth
Also this week: Freds 250, Truck Series, Talladega Superspeedway, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fox Sports 1.
Worth mentioning: David Ragan was the surprise winner of the spring Sprint Cup race at Talladega, but perhaps it wasnt that much of a surprise. Both of Ragans Cup wins have come on restrictor-plate tracks. His first win was the July 2011 race at Daytona.
Whos Not/Whos Not
Brad Keselowski: The champ is back in the win column.
Matt Kenseth: Basically held serve, but when youre the points leader, thats OK.
Jimmie Johnson: Clearly has speed to win this championship. He still has fives races to do it.
Kyle Busch: He has 11 wins and counting in the Nationwide Series this season.
Kyle Larson: Turned a lot of heads with his performances at Charlotte.
Austin Dillon: Inching closer to the Nationwide series title.
Mark Martin: Tony Stewart isnt having an easy time in rehab for his broken leg and Martin isnt having an easy time replacing him in the drivers seat.
Elliott Sadler/Brian Vickers: Never good when teammates wreck.
Travis Kvapil: Also never good when drivers appear on the police blotter.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.Read moreRead less