Aaron's 499

Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega, Ala.

When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

TV/Radio: Fox/WXTU (92.5-FM)/WNPV (1440-AM)

Race course: 2.66-mile oval

Race distance: 188 laps

Last year's race winner: Jimmie Johnson

Last year's pole winner: Elliott Sadler, 188.511 mph

Track qualifying record: Bill Elliott, 212.809 mph (April 1987)

Track facts: Chevrolet drivers have won 15 of the last 16 races at Talladega. Dale Jarrett, driving a Robert Yates Ford, is the only non-Chevy winner during that span (2005) . . . Earnhardts have won 15 races at the track: Dale Sr., 10; Junior, 5 . . . In winning last year's race Johnson led only three laps. Tony Stewart was runner-up; Brian Vickers was third . . . Stewart has six second-place finishes at Talladega (zero wins) . . . Vickers won the fall race at the track.

Wins: Jimmie Johnson, 3; Jeff Gordon, Jeff Burton, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, 1 each.

Up next: Crown Royal Presents the Jim Stewart 400, May 5, Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Va., 7:30 p.m.; TV: Fox.

NEXTEL CUP STANDINGS

Last WeekSeason

StandingPoints Margin

1. Jeff Gordon. . . 11326-

2. Jeff Burton. . . 21252-74

3. Matt Kenseth. . . 31166-160

4. Jimmie Johnson. . . 41115-211

5. Denny Hamlin. . . 51084-242

6. Kyle Busch. . . 71002-324

7. Tony Stewart. . . 9994-332

8. Carl Edwards. . . 8967-359

9. Clint Bowyer. . . 6963-363

10. Mark Martin. . . 11921-405

11. Kevin Harvick. . . 14902-424

12. Jamie McMurray. . . 10899-427

13. Kurt Busch. . . 15868-458

14. Greg Biffle. . . 17850-476

15. Dale Earnhardt Jr.. . . 18843-483

16. Juan Montoya. . . 13831-495

17. Elliott Sadler. . . 16817-509

18. David Stremme. . . 12813-513

19. Bobby Labonte. . . 23780-546

20. Martin Truex Jr.. . . 19774-552