The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will run its sixth race of the Chase this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway.
Aric Almirola will lead a field of 43 cars to the green flag after qualifying was rained out. Almirola was the fastest driver in the first practice session at the track. Joining Almirola on the pole will be Jeff Burton. The lone car who failed to make the race was Sam Hornish due to owner points dictating who would be in the race.
Entering Sunday’s race Matt Kenseth leads Jimmie Johnson by four points in the point standings with Kevin Harvick 29 points back. Kenseth will start 11th, Johnson 12th and Harvick will start 33rd for Sunday’s race.
The Sprint Cup Series will run 188 laps around the 2.66 mile Talladega Superspeedway to account for the 500 miles in Sunday’s race.
Coverage of the race will air on ESPN beginning at 2:00 pm ET with the green flag set to wave at 2:20 pm ET.