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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361115 Easy does it Easy+does+it+ NASCAR

Talladega is viewed as the wild-card race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, the one where anything can go wrong at any time.

Some will drive at the back, waiting to make a move. Some will stay in the heat of the battle throughout the race. Some will finish; some will undoubtedly get caught up in someone else's mess.

Still, there are drivers (like Dale Earnhardt Jr., pictured talking with crew chief Steve Letarte) who seem to have an understanding of how this track works - and just how to get to Victory Lane over and over.

So who has the best history of success at Talladega?

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361107 Brad Keselowski Brad+Keselowski+ NASCAR

Keselowski certainly has much to smile about these days. He's won two of the three opening Chase races and sits atop the standings with a five-point edge over five-time champion. Keselowski has a worst finish of sixth in the Chase to date. Can he continue his run at Talladega? In seven starts there, he has two wins - including the first of his career when he was driving a limited schedule with Phoenix Racing. He has five top-10 finishes, three of them top fives, for a series-leading average finish of 13.0.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361109 Dale Earnhardt Jr Dale+Earnhardt+Jr+ NASCAR

Earnhardt Jr. has always been a factor on the restrictor-plate tracks - and has a long history of success at Talladega Superspeedway. In 25 starts at the track, he has five wins. He has 13 top-10 finishes, nine of them top fives, for an average finish of 14.8 there. He has led 719 laps at Talladega.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361106 Kyle Busch Kyle+Busch+ NASCAR

Busch (pictured with team owner Joe Gibbs) has not had the best of weeks and is most likely looking forward to just getting back into the car. He led more than 300 laps last Sunday before being bitten on fuel-mileage strategy, leading to some commentary on manufacturer Toyota that led to a statement on the incident Thursday. Now, he's heading to a track where he has proven he can win. In 23 Talladega starts, Busch has 13 top-10 finishes, six of them top fives, for an average finish of 15.130. He has led 137 laps there.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361105 Tony Stewart Tony+Stewart NASCAR

Coming off a 20th-place finish last weekend, the defending champ is looking to get back into the heart of the title race. Talladega has been hit-or-miss for him of late, mostly with finishes of the less-than-stellar variety as he got caught up in incidents. Still, in 27 starts there he has a win. He has 13 top-10 finishes, nine of them top fives, with an average finish of 15.519. He has led 316 laps there.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361110 Kevin Harvick Kevin+Harvick NASCAR

Harvick is looking to pick up the pace - and quickly - in the Chase. Can he do so at Talladega? He's run 23 races there, starting from the pole once and earning one win. He has 10 top-10 finishes, six of them top fives, with an average finish of 15.565 and 143 laps led.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361108 Clint Bowyer Clint+Bowyer+ NASCAR

Bowyer and his Michael Waltrip Racing team have been holding their own and remaining in striking distance in the Chase. He could easily continue that at Talladega. In 13 starts at the track, Bowyer has two wins. He has seven top-10 finishes, four of them top fives, with an average finish of 15.614. He has led 88 laps at Talladega.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361112 Joey Logano Joey+Logano+ NASCAR

Logano is looking for a strong finish to his final season with Joe Gibbs Racing. Logano has a solid shot at heading toward that goal at Talladega. In seven starts, he has four top-10 finishes, two of them top fives. He has an average finish of 16.143 with 24 laps led. 

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361111 Jeff Gordon Jeff+Gordon+ NASCAR

Gordon has enjoyed stellar runs of late, though he is still trying to overcome his crash and ensuing 35th-place finish in the opening Chase race. Still, he's been challenging for the win week to week - and could easily continue that trend at Talladega. In 39 starts at the track, Gordon has six wins. He has 18 top-10 finishes, 14 of them top fives, for an average finish of 16.769. He also has started from the pole position three times.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361113 David Ragan David+Ragan+ NASCAR

Ragan has always been best on the restrictor-plate tracks. Can he add to his 2011 Daytona win with the victory at Talladega? In 11 starts, he has four top-10 finishes, two of them top fives, for an average finish of 17.091. He has led 26 Talladega laps.

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NASCAR 167 43 Unrestricted: Which drivers should excel at Talladega? 31361114 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie+Johnson+ NASCAR

Johnson is second in the standings and looking to regain the top spot. He failed to finish at Talladega earlier this year, but has enjoyed strong performances at the track in the past. In 21 starts, he has two wins at the track. He has nine top-10 finishes, five of them top fives, with an average finish of 17.714. He has led 223 laps at the track.

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