NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying at Talladega should be intriguing

Practice at Talladega Speedway. (AFP)

Practice at Talladega Speedway. (AFP)

Dean McNulty, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 11:13 PM ET

More than a few NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers are concerned that Saturday’s knock-out qualifying for Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway is going to get wild.

The fear is that with multiple cars on the 2.66 banked oval attempting to qualify, a big wreck could happen.

Joey Logano, who comes to Talladega off a win in the No. 22 Penske Ford at Richmond, is one driver who is wary of what is to come.

“I don’t think anyone knows for sure what’s gonna happen,” he said on Friday. “I will say that we have a little game plan to work and try to make sure our cars not only stay safe, but are able to go out there and post a good lap and just try to get through all of the segments.

“(Talladega) is the one real wild card because there’s a good chance the fastest car may not get the pole this week. That’s gonna be something very different.

“There’s a lot of strategy that’s gonna go into this.”


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