Pit position more important than pole at Talladega

Updated: April 29, 2006, 7:33 PM ET
By Rupen Fofaria | Special to ESPN.com

While Elliott Sadler celebrated his first pole position of the season, nobody else seemed too concerned about their starting positions for Sunday's Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway.

From top-10 qualifiers to drivers who didn't even make the race on their lap times, the possibility of a wreck at any point in the race and the constant shuffling of running order due to massive drafting lines picking up and losing speed make it almost irrelevant where a driver begins the race.

"It ...

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