(AP Photo/Dave Martin)
(AP Photo/Dave Martin)

This Sunday it's restrictor plate racing for week six of the Chase at Talladega Superspeedway and the GEICO 500 and perhaps the end of the line for four drivers hoping to win this year's championship -- NASCAR hands out big fines to two former champions.

FOX News Radio's Marghiee Teshineh reports in this week's "FOX in the Fast Lane":

This weekend the Chase goes to Talladega and though Jeff Gordon has won six times there...

(Gordon) "Nobody wants to deal with Talladega. Everybody would like to take the weekend off there, if they could."

Carl Edwards says even without the added pressure of the Chase and the new elimination format, this track is tough, because...

(Edwards) "You are literally in a pack of cars and one mistake or one parts failure or something on any of those cars could affect you."

Drivers at risk of elimination this week include Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Brad Keselowski.

And, NASCAR fines Brad Keselowski $50,000 and Tony Stewart $25,000 for making contact with each other's cars after last week's race at Charlotte, as drivers were headed to pit road. Brad and Tony also on probation until November 12th.  Keselowski also tangled with Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin in the garage - but they were not fined.

FOX In The Fast Lane, I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.

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