ONE TO WATCH
WHY HE MATTERS
Fourth at Talladega was best of all Chase contenders.
WHAT HE SAYS
“This is exactly how we needed to leave Talladega — (we) gained points on all the (other) Chase cars.”
WHAT THE NUMBERS SAY
He climbed from sixth in points to third, just 18 out of first.
QUOTE OF NOTE
“You hate that it comes down to that (but) you owe it to your team and to your sponsors to go out and win the race.” — Talladega winner Clint Bowyer, on the tandem drafting at restrictor plate tracks that pits teammates against each other on the last lap.
WHERE TO WATCH
Sunday’s pre-race show on ESPN starts at 1 p.m. EDT, followed by the race at 1:30.