Talladega On Minds Of Cup Drivers In Charlotte
Jeff Gordon said winning at Charlotte this weekend would provide so welcome relief. (RacinToday/HHP file photo by Christa L Thomas)
By Deb Williams | Senior Writer
CONCORD, N.C. – With Talladega being in the Contender round in the Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards said Thursday the segment that kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway feels more like a two-race rather than a three-race series.
“I think you have to look at it that way,” Edwards said during preparations for Saturday’s Bank of America 500. “I guess Brad Keselowski went and called the shot and won at Talladega, but man, I don’t know that anyone wants to have to be in that position. If you have a shot and you can see the win at one of these next two races, you’re going to see some really tough racing for that win because nobody wants to go to Talladega with uncertainty. There’s going to be a lot of nerves at Talladega.”
Jeff Gordon agreed.
“We know that if you get a victory here this weekend, the relief that you’re going to feel and to not have to go to Talladega and not have to worry about Kansas, is huge. It’s absolutely huge. Read the full story »