Thursday, July 10, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

THIS WEEK'S RACE

AMP Energy Juice 500

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Ala.

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

TV/Radio: ESPN/WNPV (1440-AM), WDSD (94.7-FM)

Race course: 2.66-mile oval

Race distance: 188 laps/500 miles

Forecast: Sunny, 74 degrees

2009 winner: Jamie McMurray

'09 polesitter: None, because of inclement weather, starting lineup determined by points

Track qualifying record (with restrictor plates): Bill Elliott, 199.388 mph, May 1990

Track facts: Jamie McMurray led the most laps (32), including the final 11, to win last year's Talladega race. . . . Jeff Gordon's six wins at Talladega lead all active drivers. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is runner-up with five W's. The 90 laps Earnhardt led at Martinsville was his best performance of the year.

Wins: Denny Hamlin, 7; Jimmie Johnson, 6; Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Jamie McMurray, 3 each; Kurt Busch, Greg Biffle, Tony Stewart, 2 each; Ryan Newman, David Reutimann, Juan Pablo Montoya, Clint Bowyer, 1 each.

SPRINT CUP STANDINGS

Through 32 of 36 races

Behind

Prv. Pts. leader

1. Jimmie Johnson. . . 1 5998 -

2. Denny Hamlin. . . 2 5992 -6

3. Kevin Harvick. . . 3 5936 -62

4. Kyle Busch. . . 5 5826 -172

5. Jeff Gordon. . . 4 5795 -203

6. Carl Edwards. . . 7 5785 -213

7. Tony Stewart. . . 6 5762 -236

8. Jeff Burton. . . 10 5752 -246

9. Kurt Busch. . . 9 5721 -277

10. Matt Kenseth. . . 11 5705 -293

11. Greg Biffle. . . 8 5682 -316

12. Clint Bowyer. . . 12 5592 -406

THE REMAINING RACES

Sunday, Nov. 7: Lone Star 500, Fort Worth, Texas (3 p.m., ESPN; 2009 winner: Kurt Busch)

Sunday, Nov. 14: Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, Avondale, Ariz. (3 p.m., ESPN; 2009 winner: Jimmie Johnson)

Sunday, Nov. 21: Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. (1 p.m., ESPN; 209 winner: Denny Hamlin)

- Bill Fleischman

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