NASCAR drivers are understandably a bit nervous entering this weekend's races at Talladega Superspeedway. It's an unpredictable track, and there are usually plenty of wrecks and unexpected outcomes.
Chase Briscoe is preparing for his Camping World Truck Series race this weekend, and he told reporters racing at Talladega can be "nerve-wracking" and "scary."
"It's as nerve-wracking as can be," Briscoe said. "I think here and Daytona are the two most nervous places I go to. I'm not going to sit here and act like I'm all tough. I mean, it is scary to come run here and Daytona I think just because you do know what can happen. You know when you strap in there's going to be a huge wreck, you've just got to hope and pray that you're not in it.
"I don't think you can really lean on comfort from past success here because so much can happen. It's not even so much what you do as a driver here as it is if you're fortunate enough or not to make it through the wrecks. So I don't think there's any extra comfort going into this week just because I've ran good in the past. I think you've got to go out there and be praying the whole race that you don't get caught up."
Briscoe is fifth in the points, and he is trying to clinch a spot in the Round of 6 for Brad Keselowski Racing.
He's certainly not alone in being a little nervous heading into Talladega.