Kyle Larson finished ninth in his first Talladega SuperSpeedway start and he was 17th later that fall; he has failed to crack the top 20 since.
Danica Patrick crashed in her first attempt at Talladega in 2013, finished the next five races, and failed to finish this May with crash damage.
Casey Mears has scored one top-10 in his last 15 Talladega SuperSpeedway races.
Jimmie Johnson enters the Hellmann's 500 weekend with a four-race, top-10 streak in qualification at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
This fall, Regan Smith ran his first Talladega SuperSpeedway in three years but his 32nd-place finish was inauspicious.
Tony Stewart has one Talladega SuperSpeedway victory and a remarkable six runner-up finishes in 34 starts on this track.
Cole Custer (No. 00 OneMain Chevrolet Silverado) won the 21 Means 21 Pole Award for today's fred's 250 (178.417 mph).
Kyle Busch posted the quickest average speed in final practice for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
Chase Elliott logged 24 laps in final practice for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, which was the second most in the field.
Matt Kenseth, Chase Elliott, and Carl Edwards lined up behind Jimmie Johnson on the fastest lap chart for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega.
Jimmie Johnson posted the fastest single lap in the final practice session for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with a speed of 196.386 mph.
Kevin Harvick enters the Hellmann's 500 with six consecutive top-15 finishes at Talladega SuperSpeedway.
Aric Almirola blew an engine in his first Talladega SuperSpeedway attempt; this May he crashed and recorded only his second DNF of his career on this track.
Like Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch battled with a vibration at Talladega SuperSpeedway in practice for the Hellmann's 500.
If his last two seasons are any indication, Matt Kenseth is going to be fantasy pyrite this week with three consecutive losses of position at Talladega SuperSpeedway.