TALLADEGA, Ala. — Even though recent rules changes have minimized tandem drafting, it’s still important to have allies on the track in a restrictor-plate race.
Chase leader Keselowski knows he’ll have one friend on Sunday — and perhaps only one.
Keselowski and Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. are the only two Dodge drivers in the field. If Keselowski needs a push or room to change lanes during the race, Hornish will provide it.
“I’ll be glad to have Sam’s help, that’s for sure, and I know that he’s been a good teammate,” Keselowski said. “I’m looking forward to working with him. I think we’ve worked pretty well together this year, whether it’s Nationwide or Cup.
“But as far as the other drivers, I go into the race not expecting to have any help from anyone and playing it from there.”