Trucks at Talladega
The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will stage its inaugural race at the high-banked 2.66-mile Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday, and Las Vegas native Brendan Gaughan says he can't wait.
"They call it a white-knuckle weekend, and it's very aptly named," he said. "You definitely are holding on - you hold your breath a few times.
"You know when you're four-wide, if you're the third guy in line you look below you and you know there are two guys inside and one guy outside, you take a deep breath and think, 'Ooh, I don't want to be here.' But the Craftsman Truck Series has some great drivers, and we'll get through it."
Gaughan posted his best finish as a NASCAR Nextel Cup Series driver at Talladega when he finished fourth in the fall 2004 race.