Talladega: Ricky Carmichael preview

CARMICHAEL AT TALLADEGA: Ricky Carmichael has made three previous starts at Talladega Superspeedway -- twice in the ARCA Series and once in the Camping World Truck Series. In his 2008 ARCA race, he started ninth and finished 30th, and earlier...

CARMICHAEL AT TALLADEGA: Ricky Carmichael has made three previous starts at Talladega Superspeedway -- twice in the ARCA Series and once in the Camping World Truck Series. In his 2008 ARCA race, he started ninth and finished 30th, and earlier this year he started 14th and finished 31st. His only NCWTS start came in 2009, when he began the race in the 15th-position and finished in 20th.

CARMICHAEL ON COMPETING AT TALLADEGA: "The goal this weekend for me is to finish the race! I've been there three times and was involved in a wreck each time, so just making it to the end will be an accomplishment for me. It's nothing like Daytona as far as handling goes - it's just hoping you're in the right place at the right time and putting yourself in the right position to finish the race. The rest will take care of itself."

BEHIND THE WHEEL: Crew chief Doug Randolph has chosen chassis No.16 for Carmichael to pilot at Talladega. This is a brand new Leavitt chassis for Turner Motorsports and the Monster Energy team.

MEET THE DRIVER: NASCAR fans at Talladega Superspeedway will have the chance to meet Ricky Carmichael this weekend. The 2009 series Most Popular Driver will be signing autographs at the NCWTS Autograph Session on Friday from 2 -- 3 pm.

HIT THE POLLS! Fans only have a few more weeks to vote for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' Most Popular Driver! Carmichael won the award last season and is hoping his fans will help him win a repeat. Go to NASCAR.com to cast your votes today.

-source: tms

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ricky Carmichael
Teams Turner Motorsport