NASCAR returns to Talladega for week 6 of the Chase and the Good Sam Club 500. Jimmie Johnson speaks about the death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, as NASCAR pays tribute.
FOX News Radio’s Marghiee “Trackside” Teshineh has more in this edition of “FOX in the Fast Lane”:
It’s back to Talladega, for another turn at tandem driving.
A challenge for Matt Kenseth:
“It’s kind of weird doing a team race kinda, because you can’t do it by yourself. And you know if you win or finish second, you know the other guy was just as responsible for your finish as you were in a way.”
For Kurt Busch, it’s all about having a game plan, and:
“To draft with a teammate of course. I’ve always got my little brother to count on and there’s a couple of other guys that I’ve always buddied up with on the restrictor plate tracks.”
After the death of IndyCar and Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon, Jimmie Johnson wants IndyCar to stop racing on oval tracks. Wheldon died during the season finale at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Johnson feels IndyCar cars are built for street circuits and road courses, and are too fast to race on ovals like Las Vegas.
NASCAR plans its own tributes to Wheldon this weekend at Talladega, including cars and trucks displaying a decal in his honor.
FOX in the Fast Lane. I’m Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.