BUSCH: History favors LaJoie at Talladega

History Favors LaJoie in Talladega NASCAR Busch Series Race TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 3) -- Past history shows that defending NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie is a heavy favorite to win the Birmingham Auto Dealers Association ...

History Favors LaJoie in Talladega NASCAR Busch Series Race

TALLADEGA, Ala. (April 3) -- Past history shows that defending NASCAR Busch Series champion Randy LaJoie is a heavy favorite to win the Birmingham Auto Dealers Association 500K presented by EasyCare at Talladega Superspeedway April 26. LaJoie opened defense of his title with a victory in the season-opening Gargoyles 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Three of the last four Daytona winners or winning teams have added Talladega trophies to their collection in the same year. Dale Earnhardt started the accomplishment in 1993, followed by Chad Little in 1995 and Greg Sacks in 1996. Sacks didn't win at Daytona in 1996, but he drove the same car Alabama favorite Steve Grissom drove to victory at the "World Center of Racing." LaJoie is only the second NASCAR Busch Series regular to win at Daytona since the series began in 1982. The first was Little in 1995, the same year he became the first NASCAR Busch Series regular to win at Talladega. Since the NBS added the "World's Fastest Speedway" to its schedule in 1992, the Birmingham Auto Dealers Association 500K presented by EasyCare has never seen a two-time winner. The last event at Talladega without a repeat winner in its first five outings was the Sears DieHard 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series event. That race went 13 runnings without a repeat winner before Darrell Waltrip broke the streak in 1982. Busch Pole Award Qualifying for round 11 on the NASCAR Busch Series is Thursday, April 24. Plenty of great reserved tower tickets remain for the Birmingham Auto Dealers Association 500K presented by EasyCare, which is set to begin at 12 noon Central time April 26. For seat selection for Saturday's race or the Winston 500 NASCAR Winston Cup Series race April 27, call the Talladega ticket office at (205) 362-9064.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Darrell Waltrip , Chad Little , Steve Grissom , Greg Sacks