The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the Aaron’s 499, descends on Talladega Superspeedway this Sunday for the 8th race of the 2011 season.
The Talladega Superspeedway is a 2.66-mile tri-oval track with a steep 33 degree banking in the turns and 18 degree banking on the straight-aways. The banking allows the cars to run at intense speeds. It is with these speeds that NASCAR has made the Talladega Superspeedway a restrictor plate track. This means all cars entered in the race must use the restrictor plates on their engines to limit air-intake and thus limit speed.
The style of racing at Talladega is still a mystery, even to the drivers themselves. And with a chance of a precipitation, it becomes harder to predict how the field should finish on Sunday.