(Race No. 9 of 36)
Where: Talladega Superspeedway
SERIES: Nextel Cup
When: 1:30 p.m., Sunday
Track dimensions: 2.66-mile tri-oval with 33-degree banking in the corners.
Broadcast: Television FOX at 1 p.m.; Radio Motor Racing Network at 1 p.m.
Track records: Qualifying 212.809 mph by Bill Elliott on April 30, 1987; Race 188.354 mph by Mark Martin on May 10, 1997.
Last year's winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Companion events and schedule: Friday Aaron's 312 (NASCAR Busch Series) pole qualifying (1 p.m., Speed); Aaron's 499 pole qualifying (3 p.m., Speed); Saturday Aaron's 499 final practice (1 p.m., FX); Aaron's 312 (2 p.m., FOX).
Other races: Saturday Hooters ProCup 250 (USAR) at Concord Motorsports Park 730 p.m.; Sunday Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 (ARCA Re/Max Series) at Salem Speedway; Grand Prix of San Marino (Formula One) at Imola (7 a.m., Speed).
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