This week: EA Sports 500

Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

(Race No. 29 of 36)

Where: Talladega Speedway in Talladega, Ala.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 2:30 p.m., Sunday

Track dimensions: 2.66-mile tri-oval with 33-degree banking in the corners.

Broadcast: Television NBC at 1:30 p.m.; Radio Motor Racing Network at 1 p.m.

Track records: Qualifying 212.80 mph by Bill Elliott on April 30, 1987; Race 188.354 mph by Mark Martin on May 10, 1997

2003 winner: Michael Waltrip

Coble's Pick: Jeff Gordon "He's one the last two restrictor-plate races. Hendrick has finally caught up with DEI."

Companion events: Friday EA Sports pole qualifying (4 p.m., Speed); Saturday ARCA Food World 300 (2 p.m., Speed)

Other races: Saturday American Racing Wheels 200 (NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series) at California Speedway (10 p.m., Speed); Sunday Toyota Indy 400 (IRL IndyCar Series) at California Speedway (ESPN, 3 p.m.); VIR 400 (Grand American Road Racing) at Virginia International Raceway (noon, Speed)

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