Talladega II: Scott Riggs preview

SCOTT RIGGS: "Racing the COT at Talladega this weekend is really going to be a wildcard for everybody. Our Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger was good during the test there a month ago. It was clear that the bump drafting will still happen,...

SCOTT RIGGS:

"Racing the COT at Talladega this weekend is really going to be a wildcard for everybody. Our Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge Avenger was good during the test there a month ago. It was clear that the bump drafting will still happen, but what's different is that you can get a huge run on the car in front of you but when you get there you can't speed that car up or get around them. We ran in the draft during the test but not in as big of one as we will be this weekend. It should be exciting. I am definitely looking forward to it."

QUICK FACTS:

* The Valvoline/Stanley Tools team is coming off their third-best finish of the season at Kansas.

* Riggs' second best finish of the year came at Talladega in the spring when he came home 11th.

* He has led five laps at the 2.6-mile Superspeedway.

* Riggs has finished six of his seven career races at Talladega, a track notorious for tearing up race cars.

* His best finish of the 2007 season came in a COT race at Martinsville this spring.

* Riggs and the No. 10 Valvoline/Stanley Tools team are 37th in owner points. They are 179 points out of the top 35 and will need to qualify on time.

-credit: bdr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Scott Riggs