October 1, 2006Speculating)
If you follow Mark Martin at all and know his history with Talladega you've just gotta love this comment from the NASCAR recap of today's race:
Martin, a self-described pessimist who has come agonizingly close to winning championships in the past, said he fully expects to wreck at Talladega Superspeedway next weekend.Race Recap)
But if that doesn't happen, he says, who knows?
"So far, I haven't had a disaster -- so let's go see what happens," Martin said.
What a race today. Tony Stewart runs out of gas on the last lap coming out of turn 2--turn 2--and coasts his way to victory. Second place runs out of gas taking the white flag and manages to coast all the way. Gordon has a fuel pump problem and finishes 39th?! Kenseth has a crap car and finishes 23rd?! Jimmie Johnson flushes a come back day with a botched pit stop and penalty?!
What a race indeed. Jeff Burton's looking pretty good about now.