Talladega: GM Racing preview

TONY STEWART, NO. 14 OLD SPICE/OFFICE DEPOT IMPALA SS, HEADS TO TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY AS THE MOST RECENT WINNER AT THE 2.66-MILE HIGH-BANKED TRACK TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS - INSIDE THE GARAGE AT TSS -- ALBA COLON, GM RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP ...

TONY STEWART, NO. 14 OLD SPICE/OFFICE DEPOT IMPALA SS, HEADS TO TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY AS THE MOST RECENT WINNER AT THE 2.66-MILE HIGH-BANKED TRACK

TEAM CHEVY IMPALA SS - INSIDE THE GARAGE AT TSS -- ALBA COLON, GM RACING NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES PROGRAM MANAGER: "We are very excited about the success our Chevy Impala SS teams are having this season. Congratulations to Mark Martin and the No. 5 team on their victory at Phoenix.

"A race at Talladega Superspeedway is one that you have to go into with a realistic expectations. So often the fastest qualifier or the fastest car in race trim doesn't finish up front. That's what makes it a fan favorite and one of those must-see races. It's still important to have the best car and the best engine in the hands of the best drivers for the race. Team Chevy has strength in all of those areas.

"As tightly controlled as the body templates on the Impala SS are, our teams work hard to squeeze that last ounce of drag out. Team Chevy has the best engine builders in the garage. They work all year on their restrictor plate engine program for only four races a year; it's a tremendous effort. The engine packages we will see this weekend should be the best of the season and at Talladega, it is all about horsepower.

"So, as I have said before, I understand that "stuff happens", but with all the teams' preparation and the plate-racing savvy of the Team Chevy driver lineup, I'll be disappointed if there's not a Chevy up front at the end."

-credit: gm racing

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Mark Martin