Talladega wrecks didn't have to happen

Updated: May 2, 2006, 9:42 PM ET
By Rusty Wallace | Special to ESPN.com

The 48 and 20 cars have been strong all year long, especially at Daytona (which is the other restrictor-plate racetrack). The 48 had a backup crew chief at Daytona, started in the back of the field and made it to the front to win the Daytona 500. The 20 car had so many problems in Daytona and still finished fifth. I predicted Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart would finish one-two at Talladega, and boy did I get lucky.

The 48 and the 20 made great decisions coming down pit row, putting ...

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