8:45p ET -- Good night from Talladega Superspeedway. Congratulations to the entire Front Row Motorsports group on their well-deserved 1-2 finish, and a huge thank you to the fans for sticking out a long day!
8:12p ET -- "It's a true David vs. Goliath story." - David Ragan
Who’s Hot? • Kyle Busch – finished 2nd and 3rd at Talladega in 2012; led at least one lap in the last 11 Talladega races. • Greg Biffle – three top 10 finishes in the last four races at Talladega. • Clint Bowyer – top 10 finishes in five of the last six Talladega races including two wins. • Matt Kenseth – finished top 3 in all four restrictor plate races in 2012 including two wins, one at Talladega. • Brad Keselowski – top 10 finishes in the last three Talladega races including a win in this race last year.
Who’s Not? • Kurt Busch – best finish at Talladega in the last five races is 18th. • Dale Earnhardt Jr. – five time Talladega winner but not since Fall 2004, 16 races since with only five top 10 finishes. • Carl Edwards – only one top 10 in the last 11 races at Talladega, he finished 31st and 36th in the two races there last year. • Paul Menard – only one Top 10 finish in 13 total races at Talladega. • Ryan Newman- ‐ finished 23rd or worse six of the last seven races at Talladega.
12:00p ET -- We are Live on FOX for today's Aaron's 499. Who's ready for some Superspeedway racing?
11:40a ET -- AJ McCarron, two-time national championship-winning quarterback for Alabama, will be the honorary pace car driver for today's race.
Hey Brent Musburger, what do you think of McCarron's girlfriend?