Talladega II: Sam Hornish Jr preview

-- Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No 06 Mobil 1 Dodge Avenger, will attempt to make his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday in the Car of Tomorrow. -- Hornish tested at the 2.66-mile superspeedway after concluding...

-- Sam Hornish Jr., driver of the No 06 Mobil 1 Dodge Avenger, will attempt to make his NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday in the Car of Tomorrow.

-- Hornish tested at the 2.66-mile superspeedway after concluding his 2007 IndyCar season in September.

-- Hornish ran an IROC event at Talladega in 2003 where he started fifth and finished fourth.

-- Although Hornish's 2008 plans have not been determined, the 28-year-old will attempt to qualify for no more than seven events, including each of the two remaining COT races with Roy McCauley leading the charge.

-- The primary car for this weekend is chassis PRS-503. This car was last driven by Ryan Newman at Bristol in March. Newman started 22nd and finished 39th. The backup car is PRS-512. Hornish attempted to qualify for Loudon in this car. It was last driven by Kurt Busch at Phoenix in April when he started sixth and finished 18th.

Hornish's Take On Talladega; "Qualifying for Talladega is more about the car -- the aerodynamics and horsepower -- than the driver. When we tested there last month it went well. But it was hard to tell where you were in comparison to the other drivers because everybody was doing their own thing out there. We won't know how we match up until we get out there on Saturday. It's going to be tough to make it in, but I'm really looking forward to it."

McCauley's Take On Talladega: "It's all about the details at Talladega. We have to make sure that the body is as drag efficient as possible and use all of the Penske-Jasper engine power that we're given. I think we've got a good shot at it this weekend."

-credit: pr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Ryan Newman , Sam Hornish Jr. , Sam Hornis