May 1, 2013
Last week we documented just how good Clint Bowyer is on the short tracks, and his second place finish at Richmond just drives home the point. And yet, possibly his best track on the circuit is at the other end of the spectrum. This week we head to the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway. The anti "short track" and Bowyer is nails on the series biggest track. He had two Alabama wins, four top fives and seven top tens in 15 races. "I'm looking forward to it," said Bowyer. "We've been on a roll here recently with our race team and we're hoping to get through Talladega here with a good finish - if not a win - and keep digging.” But Bowyer warns much like Forest Gump's chocolate, you never know what you are going to get at 'dega.
April 19, 2013
Matt Kenseth took the pole Sunday at one of his favorite places after setting a track qualifying record of 191.864 mph at Kansas Speedway. Kenseth won the fall race at Kansas last season, and hasn't finished outside the top 10 since having engine trouble in the 2009 race. He has finished in the top five at Kansas five times. Carl Edwards will start on the front row for the first time at Kansas after qualifying second with a lap of 191.748. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. qualified third.