Brian Vickers will lead the field to the green in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday. Vickers put down the fastest lap in a four round qualifying that can best be termed as bizarre.
“It’s crazy,” said Vickers. “I thought with coming to three (laps) to go we had literally no shot. They all checked up and gave me a chance to get a run. I just tried not to wreck.”
NASCAR changed the knockout qualifying format for Talladega opting to have two sessions in the first round of 23 cars each. Those first rounds, 1A and 1B, had tentative starts as most cars waited until less than three minutes left in the five-minute rounds before taking to the track. MORE>>>