Stars heavy favorites for Talladega race

Martin Truex Jr. would love to win his fourth straight Talladega Busch race. Big names like Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be standing in his way, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: April 26, 2007, 4:52 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

TALLADEGA, Ala. -- Will Martin Truex Jr. complete the Busch Series' version of a grand slam Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway (ABC, 3 p.m. ET)?

Winner of three straight races at the 2.66-mile behemoth, the driver will have to edge out teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr., amongst others, to reach Victory Lane yet again.

Earnhardt won the race in 2003 and was second in '04, crossing the stripe after Truex. Earnhardt skipped this race the last two years, but the lack of one of ...

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