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NASCAR at Talladega 2016: Preview, Prediction for the GEICO 500

April showers bring May (horse)powers. Talladega Superspeedway puts the super speed in superspeedway. Velocity vectors will hit 200-plus mph as the restrictor plates bolt on for the GEICO 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be the favorite to win this race riding his beloved No. 88 Amelia. We said the same thing heading into Daytona Beach, but Amelia failed to touch down in Victory Lane. Now with a new makeover, he and she attempt to regain control of this plate track. Rick Hendrick, owner of the No. 88 car (and three others), needs to see one hit VL because he can’t—one presumes—take Joe Gibbs Racing any longer. Hendrick can’t even. Or maybe, better yet, he’s thinking: You can have the sprint. I’ll take the fal...

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