After an off week, we’re back baby! And at ‘Dega to boot! There’s nothing like a race at Talladega, except maybe Daytona, in terms of unpredictability and all out craziness that can unfold over the 188 laps around the superspeedway.

This is also a unique week because, for the most part, practice speeds don’t matter for the race. Yes, there is a lot of speed involved, a simple look at the practice charts on NASCAR.com will show you that but most of those speeds, if not all, were set in a draft as much of the race will be run in come Sunday. It’s also a race that generally requires you to leave a ton of money on the table in terms of salary to get a winning lineup and by a ton, I mean $8,000-$12,000. If you listen to the podcast the...