2002 Napa Auto Parts 500

>> PACE CAR IS OFF.

PULLING THEM BELTS TIGHT AND PULLING THEM BELTS TIGHT AND HERE WE GO, FOLKS.

HERE WE GO, FOLKS.

WE WILL GO DOWN IN THAT FIRST WE WILL GO DOWN IN THAT FIRST TURN AND BOOGITY, BOOGITY, TURN AND BOOGITY, BOOGITY, BOOGITY! BOOGITY! IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA! >> LOOK AT ALL THE FANS THAT STAND UP TO HELP ME DO THAT IN STAND UP TO HELP ME DO THAT IN THESE RACES.

>> BUSCH IN THE 97, TO FALL BEHIND NEWMAN AS THEY WENT BEHIND NEWMAN AS THEY WENT THROUGH THE BOT BOTTOM OF ONE THROUGH THE BOT BOTTOM OF ONE AND TWO THROUGH THE LONG AND TWO THROUGH THE LONG STRAIGHTAWAY.

STRAIGHTAWAY.

>> ONE DIFFERENCE FROM LAST WEEK >> ONE DIFFERENCE FROM LAST WEEKHOW QUICKLY THEY GO SINGLE FILE.

HOW QUICKLY THEY GO SINGLE FILE.

>> YOU KNOW, IT IS GOING TO BE >> YOU KNOW, IT IS GOING TO BE RIGHT AROUND THE BOTTOM FOR A RIGHT AROUND THE BOTTOM FOR A WHILE AND WILL TAKE TIME TO WORK WHILE AND WILL TAKE TIME TO WORKIT UP.

IT UP.

ALTHOUGH YOU SEE NEWMAN IS A ALTHOUGH YOU SEE NEWMAN IS A LITTLE HIGH THERE AS HE COMES LITTLE HIGH THERE AS HE COMES THROUGH THREE AND FOUR AND WILL THROUGH THREE AND FOUR AND WILL OPEN THE DOOR FOR KURT BUSCH ON OPEN THE DOOR FOR KURT BUSCH ON THE INSIDE THERE.

THE INSIDE THERE.

>> WHO WILL LEAD THE FIRST LAP >> WHO WILL LEAD THE FIRST LAP OF THE NAPA 500? OF THE NAPA 500? >> IT IS A DRAG RACE.

>> IT IS A DRAG RACE.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

IT IS KURT BUSCH.

IT IS KURT BUSCH.

BY THE LINE.

BY THE LINE.

>> BY A NOSE.

>> THEY WILL RUN THE BOTTOM IN ONE AND TWO BUT THREE AND FOR IS ONE AND TWO BUT THREE AND FOR ISA LITTLE MORE FORGIVING.

A LITTLE MORE FORGIVING.

THERE IS TWO MORE GROOVES DOWN THERE IS TWO MORE GROOVES DOWN THERE.

THERE.

GETS THAT MOMENTUM, AND YOU WILL GETS THAT MOMENTUM, AND YOU WILLTALK ABOUT IT.

TALK ABOUT IT.

HE GETS A LITTLE WIGGLELY RIGHT HE GETS A LITTLE WIGGLELY RIGHT THERE AND LOW GEAR.

THERE AND LOW GEAR.

YOU WILL SEE WHO HAS THE LOW YOU WILL SEE WHO HAS THE LOW GEARS PULLING YOU OFF OF TURN GEARS PULLING YOU OFF OF TURN TWO TWO >> A LITTLE SLOWER THAN TURN >> A LITTLE SLOWER THAN TURN FOUR IS SO YOU GOT TO HAVE THE FOUR IS SO YOU GOT TO HAVE THE GEAR TO GET UP ON THAT BACK GEAR TO GET UP ON THAT BACK STRAIGHTAWAY.

STRAIGHTAWAY.

BACK STRAIGHTAWAY IS NOT THAT BACK STRAIGHTAWAY IS NOT THAT LONG BUT THE FRONT IS A LONG WAY LONG BUT THE FRONT IS A LONG WAYOF THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR OF THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR >> A LOT OF JOCKEYING AS NEWMAN >> A LOT OF JOCKEYING AS NEWMAN TRIES TO LEAD LAP TWO, HAS A TRIES TO LEAD LAP TWO, HAS A GOOD PULL OFF THE HIGH SIDE OF GOOD PULL OFF THE HIGH SIDE OF TURN FOUR.

TURN FOUR.

AND DALE JARRETT COMES BY FOR AND DALE JARRETT COMES BY FOR SECOND.

SECOND.

>> THESE GUYS ARE RUNNING SIDE >> THESE GUYS ARE RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE.

BY SIDE.

JARRETT PULLED RIGHT UP TO THE JARRETT PULLED RIGHT UP TO THE REAR AND WILL TAKE SECOND PLACE.

REAR AND WILL TAKE SECOND PLACE.

>> THAT WAS IMPRESSIVE.

>> WE HAVE SEEN DALE JARRETT HAVE A GOOD CAR SEVERAL TIMES HAVE A GOOD CAR SEVERAL TIMES THIS YEAR, BUT BOY, HE JUST THIS YEAR, BUT BOY, HE JUST HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET TO IT HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET TO IT VICTORY CIRCUMSTANCE VICTORY CIRCUMSTANCE >> NOW KURT BUSCH UPPED PRESSURE >> NOW KURT BUSCH UPPED PRESSUREFROM JIMMIE JOHNSON, WHO STARTED FROM JIMMIE JOHNSON, WHO STARTEDIN THE SECOND ROW.

IN THE SECOND ROW.

>> 48 IS JOHNSON.

>> 48 IS JOHNSON.

>> THERE IS ANOTHER ROOKIE >> THERE IS ANOTHER ROOKIE THAT'S JUST POISED TO WIN A RACE THAT'S JUST POISED TO WIN A RACESOMEWHERE.

SOMEWHERE.

>> AND THAT CAR HAS ALREADY BEEN >> AND THAT CAR HAS ALREADY BEENTO VICTORY LANE.

TO VICTORY LANE.

THAT'S THE CAR THAT JEFF GORDON THAT'S THE CAR THAT JEFF GORDON WON MICHIGAN SXINDIAN AN HIS WON MICHIGAN SXINDIAN AN HIS WITH LAST YEAR WITH LAST YEAR >> I HAVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED WITH >> I HAVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED WITHTHE JOB THAT THAT WHOLE TEAM, THE JOB THAT THAT WHOLE TEAM, THAT 48 TEAM IS DOING.

THAT 48 TEAM IS DOING.

CHAD NAUS AND JIMMY JOHNSON THE CHAD NAUS AND JIMMY JOHNSON THE DRIVER, THAT'S A GREAT EFFORT.

DRIVER, THAT'S A GREAT EFFORT.

>> STEVE PARK HAS DROPPED BACK >> STEVE PARK HAS DROPPED BACK TO 26th.

TO 26th.

HE STARTED 18th.

HE STARTED 18th.

>> WHEN YOU ARE IN TRAFFIC LIKE >> WHEN YOU ARE IN TRAFFIC LIKE HE IS RIGHT NOW AND THE CAR IS A HE IS RIGHT NOW AND THE CAR IS ALITTLE LOOSE AND THAT'S PROBABLY LITTLE LOOSE AND THAT'S PROBABLYWHAT A LOT OF GUYS ARE GOING TO WHAT A LOT OF GUYS ARE GOING TO FIGHT FOR A WHILE, YOU CAN'T FIGHT FOR A WHILE, YOU CAN'T STAY AND HAVE SOMEBODY RIGHT UP STAY AND HAVE SOMEBODY RIGHT UP BEHIND YOU.

BEHIND YOU.

SEE THE CAR WIGGLE, THE CAR IS SEE THE CAR WIGGLE, THE CAR IS LOOSE.

LOOSE.

>> THOSE OTHER CARS ARE JUST >> THOSE OTHER CARS ARE JUST MAKING IT LOOSER.

MAKING IT LOOSER.

>> AND YOU GOT TO GET BY >> AND YOU GOT TO GET BY YOURSELF AND GET TO THE BACK AND YOURSELF AND GET TO THE BACK ANDGET SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU GOT GET SOMEWHERE WHERE YOU GOT COMPLETE AIR ALL AROUND THE CAR.

COMPLETE AIR ALL AROUND THE CAR.

>> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

AND RUSTY >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

AND RUSTY WALLACE STARTED NINETH AND WALLACE STARTED NINETH AND TENTH.

TENTH.

RUNNINGth AND 9th BEHIND JERRY RUNNINGth AND 9th BEHIND JERRY NADEAU.

NADEAU.

>> GOT A CAR DOWN ON THE APRON >> GOT A CAR DOWN ON THE APRON COMING DOWN ON PIT LANE.

COMING DOWN ON PIT LANE.

LOOKS LIKE.

LOOKS LIKE.

SCHRADER? SCHRADER? >> SCHRADER'S CAR.

>> SCHRADER'S CAR.

>> HE HAS HAD NO LUCK AT ALL >> HE HAS HAD NO LUCK AT ALL THIS YEAR.

THIS YEAR.

AT ALL.

AT ALL.

>> RUSTY UNDERNEATH JR.

>> RUSTY UNDERNEATH JR.

AND BYPASSED NADEAU AND MOVED UP AND BYPASSED NADEAU AND MOVED UPNOW.

NOW.

>> WE HEARD NADEAU SAY THEY MADE >> WE HEARD NADEAU SAY THEY MADEA LOT CHANGES TO HIS CAR AND A LOT CHANGES TO HIS CAR AND LOOKED AT THE NOTES OF HIS LOOKED AT THE NOTES OF HIS TEAMMATES.

TEAMMATES.

SOMETIMES IT TAKES A FEW LAPS SOMETIMES IT TAKES A FEW LAPS FOR THE DRIVER TO GET FOR THE DRIVER TO GET COMFORTABLE AFTER THEY HAVE COMFORTABLE AFTER THEY HAVE WORKED ON THE CAR AS MUCH AS WORKED ON THE CAR AS MUCH AS THEY HAVE HIS, APPARENTLY.

THEY HAVE HIS, APPARENTLY.

>> DALE JARRETT, FOR THE LEAD ON >> DALE JARRETT, FOR THE LEAD ONRYAN NEWMAN COMING OFF TURN RYAN NEWMAN COMING OFF TURN FOUR.

FOUR.

AND.

AND.

>> AND HE WASTED NO TIME IN >> AND HE WASTED NO TIME IN PUTTING THAT 8 CAR OUT FRONT.

PUTTING THAT 8 CAR OUT FRONT.

— THAT 88 CAR OUT FRONT.

— THAT 88 CAR OUT FRONT.

>> NEWMAN, REALLY RUN UP HIGH >> NEWMAN, REALLY RUN UP HIGH GETTING INTO THE TURN ONE.

GETTING INTO THE TURN ONE.

KEPT THAT MOMENTUM UP OFF THAT KEPT THAT MOMENTUM UP OFF THAT SECOND GROOVE AND ARCED IT IN SECOND GROOVE AND ARCED IT IN THERE.

THERE.

>> YOU TEN — ENTER TURN ONE WAY >> YOU TEN — ENTER TURN ONE WAYHIGH AND YOU CAN RETURN THAT HIGH AND YOU CAN RETURN THAT TURN A LITTLE HIGHER THAN YOU TURN A LITTLE HIGHER THAN YOU CAN.

CAN.

YOU CAN'T GET INTO TURN THREE.

YOU CAN'T GET INTO TURN THREE.

YOU GOT TO STAY REAL LOW GETTING YOU GOT TO STAY REAL LOW GETTINGINTO THREE.

INTO THREE.

THEN YOU CAN GO UP HIGH AS YOU THEN YOU CAN GO UP HIGH AS YOU COME OFF.

COME OFF.

SO LIKE I SAY, THIS TRACK GIVES SO LIKE I SAY, THIS TRACK GIVES YOU A LOT OF OPTIONS.

YOU A LOT OF OPTIONS.

A LOT OF ROOM TO WORK.

A LOT OF ROOM TO WORK.

>> GET AN UPDATE ON OUR POLE >> GET AN UPDATE ON OUR POLE SITTER.

SITTER.

RYAN NEWMAN FROM MATT.

RYAN NEWMAN FROM MATT.

>> IN THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSION >> IN THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSIONNEWMAN'S CAR WAS LOOSE UP OFF NEWMAN'S CAR WAS LOOSE UP OFF THE CORNER.

THE CORNER.

HIS CAR WAS EXTREMELY FAST OVER HIS CAR WAS EXTREMELY FAST OVER THE FIRST FIVE TO TEN LAPS OF A THE FIRST FIVE TO TEN LAPS OF A RUN BUT THEN THE LOOSENESS RUN BUT THEN THE LOOSENESS RELATELY STARTED TO GO TO THE RELATELY STARTED TO GO TO THE EXTREMES.

EXTREMES.

MADE A NUMBER OF CHANGES BEFORE MADE A NUMBER OF CHANGES BEFORE TODAY'S RACE.

TODAY'S RACE.

NOW WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE NOW WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT AND SEEIF THOSE CHANGES HAVE CURED THAT IF THOSE CHANGES HAVE CURED THATPROBLEM.

PROBLEM.

A FAST CAR ON THE LONG RUN.

A FAST CAR ON THE LONG RUN.

TO DICK BERGGREN.

TO DICK BERGGREN.

>> KENNY SCHRADER NILS THE >> KENNY SCHRADER NILS THE PROCESS OF PULLING HIS RACE CAR PROCESS OF PULLING HIS RACE CAR BEHIND THE WALL.

BEHIND THE WALL.

HE SAID THAT THE CAR HAS GOT A HE SAID THAT THE CAR HAS GOT A BAD VIBRATION.

BAD VIBRATION.

IT IS DEEP IN THE ENGINE.

IT IS DEEP IN THE ENGINE.

TOUGH BREAK FOR KENNY SCHRADER.

TOUGH BREAK FOR KENNY SCHRADER.

THAT'S NOT USUALLY A FIXABLE THAT'S NOT USUALLY A FIXABLE PROBLEM.

>> AND MIKE, WHAT YOU FIND HERE,TRYING TO MAKE THE CAR TURN.

TRYING TO MAKE THE CAR TURN.

YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER, YOU CARRY SO MUCH SPEED CORNER, YOU CARRY SO MUCH SPEED ENTERING THE TURN THAT THE CAR ENTERING THE TURN THAT THE CAR DOESN'T WANT TO CUT THROUGH THE DOESN'T WANT TO CUT THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE CORNER.

CENTER OF THE CORNER.

YOU KEEP GREEING IT — FREEING YOU KEEP GREEING IT — FREEING IT UP, TO GET TO IT ROLL THROUGH IT UP, TO GET TO IT ROLL THROUGHTHE CENTER.

THE CENTER.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, SOMETIMES YOU WHEN YOU DO THAT, SOMETIMES YOU HURT IT UP OFF THE CORNER AND HURT IT UP OFF THE CORNER AND WON'T GET ANY FORWARD BITE.

WON'T GET ANY FORWARD BITE.

>> ALL YOU CAN DO, WE CAN MAKE >> ALL YOU CAN DO, WE CAN MAKE ADJUST IS CONTROL THE ENTRANCE.

ADJUST IS CONTROL THE ENTRANCE.

DON'T OVERDRIVE THE ENTRANCE DON'T OVERDRIVE THE ENTRANCE WHERE IT WON'T TURN IN THE MADE WHERE IT WON'T TURN IN THE MADE OF THE CASHER OF THE CASHER >> TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT YOU >> TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT YOU GOT AND WHINE ABOUT WHAT YOU >>> SEE A LOT OF DAYLIGHT BEHINDDALE JARRETT BECAUSE OF A TORRID DALE JARRETT BECAUSE OF A TORRIDBATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE.

BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE.

>> MAN.

>> MAN.

>> THAT HAS SEEN TONY STEWART >> THAT HAS SEEN TONY STEWART CLIMB FROM FIFTH TO SECOND.

CLIMB FROM FIFTH TO SECOND.

>> THAT'S THE THING.

>> THAT'S THE THING.

THESE GUYS GET TO RUNNING SIDE THESE GUYS GET TO RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE AND JARRETT IS BEATING BY SIDE AND JARRETT IS BEATING THEM.

3 OF A SECOND PER LAP THEM.

3 OF A SECOND PER LAP >> THE 18 CAR COMING DOWN PIT >> THE 18 CAR COMING DOWN PIT LANE.

LANE.

THIS IS NOT GOOD.

THIS IS NOT GOOD.

>> HE IS COMING TO THE ATTENTION >> HE IS COMING TO THE ATTENTIONOF THE CREW THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE OF THE CREW THEY DON'T LOOK LIKETHEY ARE IN A REAL BIG HURRY.

THEY ARE IN A REAL BIG HURRY.

THEY WILL OPEN THE HOOD.

THEY WILL OPEN THE HOOD.

>> TWO PONTIACS IN THE EARLY >> TWO PONTIACS IN THE EARLY GOING.

GOING.

SCHRADER'S AND NOW LABONTE'S.

SCHRADER'S AND NOW LABONTE'S.

>> I TELL YOU HOT GUY THAT'S >> I TELL YOU HOT GUY THAT'S REALLY RIM RIDING AROUND THE TOP REALLY RIM RIDING AROUND THE TOPIS MICHAEL.

IS MICHAEL.

HE IS RIGHT UP ON — IN THE@ HE IS RIGHT UP ON — IN THE@ LOOSE STUFF BUT MAKING GREAT LOOSE STUFF BUT MAKING GREAT TIME.

TIME.

I WAS WATCHING DOWN HERE IN TURN I WAS WATCHING DOWN HERE IN TURNTHREE AND FOUR.

THREE AND FOUR.

YOU GOT TO SEE THIS.

YOU GOT TO SEE THIS.

WATCH WHAT MICHAEL DOES TO THESE WATCH WHAT MICHAEL DOES TO THESEGUYS.

GUYS.

UP THERE ON THE OUTSIDE AND UP THERE ON THE OUTSIDE AND CAN'T GET BACK TO THE THROTLE CAN'T GET BACK TO THE THROTLE AND MICHAEL GETS ON THE RUN ON AND MICHAEL GETS ON THE RUN ON THE OUTSIDE OF HIM AND LOOK AT THE OUTSIDE OF HIM AND LOOK AT HIM WIGGLE WHEN HE GOES BY.

HIM WIGGLE WHEN HE GOES BY.

HIS CAR IS REALLY LOOSE.

HIS CAR IS REALLY LOOSE.

THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL TWITCHY.

THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL TWITCHY.

WHAT'S KENNY GOT TO SAY? WHAT'S KENNY GOT TO SAY? >> D.

W.

, LET'S FIND OUT.

>> D.

W.

, LET'S FIND OUT.

SITTING IN HIS RACE CAR AND SITTING IN HIS RACE CAR AND TAKING THE STEERING WHEEL OFF.

TAKING THE STEERING WHEEL OFF.

KENNY, WHAT'S THE DIAGNOSIS KENNY, WHAT'S THE DIAGNOSIS HERE? HERE? >> IT WAS LIKE IT WAS SOMETHING >> IT WAS LIKE IT WAS SOMETHING MAJOR.

MAJOR.

ONE OF THEM IMPORTANT PARTS.

ONE OF THEM IMPORTANT PARTS.

BUT, 8 OUT OF 10 RACES THAT THE BUT, 8 OUT OF 10 RACES THAT THE OLD M&M'S PONTIAC HAS BEEN OLD M&M'S PONTIAC HAS BEEN PRETTY GOOD BUT WE STILL DON'T PRETTY GOOD BUT WE STILL DON'T HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.

HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.

NEXT WEEK WE GO TO RICHMOND.

NEXT WEEK WE GO TO RICHMOND.

>> I GUARANTEE YOU IF YOU WILL >> I GUARANTEE YOU IF YOU WILL PAINT THAT CAR PINK, THAT WILL PAINT THAT CAR PINK, THAT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

>> IF WE KEEP VOTING, WE WON'T >> IF WE KEEP VOTING, WE WON'T HAVE TO.

HAVE TO.

>> IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE HIS >> IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE HIS BEST FINISH WAS AT BRISTOL AND BEST FINISH WAS AT BRISTOL AND THAT WAS 22nd PLACE.

THAT WAS 22nd PLACE.

>> BUT LIKE KENNY SAYS THEY HAVE >> BUT LIKE KENNY SAYS THEY HAVERUN WELL.

RUN WELL.

IT IS JUST NOT LONG ENOUGH.

IT IS JUST NOT LONG ENOUGH.

>> YOU SEE THE LEAD, JARRETT HAS >> YOU SEE THE LEAD, JARRETT HASPULLED OUT.

PULLED OUT.

MICHAEL NECESSARY SECOND.

MICHAEL NECESSARY SECOND.

MICHAEL IS FASTER THAN DALE MICHAEL IS FASTER THAN DALE JARRETT RIGHT NOW.

JARRETT RIGHT NOW.

BY A GOOD BIT.

BY A GOOD BIT.

JARRETT RUNNING 42 FLAT AND JARRETT RUNNING 42 FLAT AND MICHAEL JUST RUN A 41.

5.

MICHAEL JUST RUN A 41.

5.

MICHAEL IS RUNING THAT HIGH MICHAEL IS RUNING THAT HIGH GROOVE.

GROOVE.

HE IS UP THERE IN THE HE IS UP THERE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GROOVE.

CHAMPIONSHIP GROOVE.

>> DARRELL, AS FAST AT CARS RUN, >> DARRELL, AS FAST AT CARS RUN,WE WERE LOOK AT IT, OVER 200 WE WERE LOOK AT IT, OVER 200 MILES HIGHER, THE DRAFT PLAYS A MILES HIGHER, THE DRAFT PLAYS A PART WHEN THEY GET LINED UP.

PART WHEN THEY GET LINED UP.

>> HE WILL GET A SUCK OFF OF >> HE WILL GET A SUCK OFF OF JARRETT HERE IN ANOTHER LAP OR JARRETT HERE IN ANOTHER LAP OR TWO.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, MICHAEL TWO.

BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, MICHAEL RAN THE BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY AND RAN THE BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY ANDHE RAN THIS SAME LINE IN THAT HE RAN THIS SAME LINE IN THAT BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY.

BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY.

AND SO HE KNEW IT WAS THERE.

AND SO HE KNEW IT WAS THERE.

ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS GO UP THERE ALL HE HAD TO DO WAS GO UP THEREAND USE IT.

AND USE IT.

THE OTHER GUYS HAVE GOT TO THE OTHER GUYS HAVE GOT TO FIGURE THAT OUT ON THEIR OWN.

FIGURE THAT OUT ON THEIR OWN.

>> YESTERDAY HERE, SCOTT RIGGS >> YESTERDAY HERE, SCOTT RIGGS PICKED UP HIS SECOND WIN OF HIS PICKED UP HIS SECOND WIN OF HIS ROOKIE SEASON.

ROOKIE SEASON.

TWO WINS IN ONLY NINE BUSCH TWO WINS IN ONLY NINE BUSCH SERIES STARTS.

SERIES STARTS.

HE IS OFF TO A GREAT START.

HE IS OFF TO A GREAT START.

WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF HIS WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF HIS PHONE STARTS RINGING FROM THE PHONE STARTS RINGING FROM THE WINSTON CUP CAR OWNERS WINSTON CUP CAR OWNERS >> I GOT SOME ADVICE FOUR, STAY >> I GOT SOME ADVICE FOUR, STAY RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE FOR A WHILE.

RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE FOR A WHILE.

>> HIS BUSCH CAR OWNER MIGHT >> HIS BUSCH CAR OWNER MIGHT HAVE CALL BLOCKING.

HAVE CALL BLOCKING.

>> GORDON IN THE 24 CAR, >> GORDON IN THE 24 CAR, STARTING TO RUN THAT HIGH LINE.

STARTING TO RUN THAT HIGH LINE.

WE ARE SEEING THE GROOVE MOVE UP WE ARE SEEING THE GROOVE MOVE UPIN THE HIGH LINE.

IN THE HIGH LINE.

WE ARE AT LAP 16 AND ALREADY WE ARE AT LAP 16 AND ALREADY THREE GROOVES UP OFF THE BOTTOM THREE GROOVES UP OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE TRACK.

OF THE TRACK.

>> GOOD NEWS TRAVELS FAST.

>> GOOD NEWS TRAVELS FAST.

THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR MICHAEL.

THAT'S BAD NEWS FOR MICHAEL.

ALL THE SPOTERS AND CREW CHIEFS ALL THE SPOTERS AND CREW CHIEFS ARE SAYING 15 CARS RUNING THAT ARE SAYING 15 CARS RUNING THAT HIGH LINE AND CLOSING, GETTING HIGH LINE AND CLOSING, GETTING UP THERE WITH HIM.

UP THERE WITH HIM.

>> LOOK WHO IS DRAFTING HIS TAIL >> LOOK WHO IS DRAFTING HIS TAILOFF IS KURT BUSCH.

OFF IS KURT BUSCH.

HE TRIED JIMMIE JOHNSON A LITTLE HE TRIED JIMMIE JOHNSON A LITTLEBIT AGO AND THEN HOOKED HIMSELF BIT AGO AND THEN HOOKED HIMSELF RIGHT BACK IN LINE.

RIGHT BACK IN LINE.

ALS WE TALKED ABOUT THE TOP OF ALS WE TALKED ABOUT THE TOP OF THE SHOW.

THE SHOW.

AND ANTICIPATING WHAT MAY HAVE AND ANTICIPATING WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPEN IF WE GET A LONG GREEN HAPPEN IF WE GET A LONG GREEN FLAG RUN.

FLAG RUN.

>> THAT 12 CAR IS REALLY BAD >> THAT 12 CAR IS REALLY BAD LOOSE, ISN'T IT, MATT? LOOSE, ISN'T IT, MATT? >> D.

W.

, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.

>> D.

W.

, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.

THE ROOKIE REPORTING IN THAT HIS THE ROOKIE REPORTING IN THAT HISCAR IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY CAR IS REALLY, REALLY, REALLY LOOSE.

LOOSE.

AND WASN'T WANTED TO AND WASN'T WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THE REALLY AND TOLD EMPHASIZE THE REALLY AND TOLD HIM TO HANG ON TO IT.

HIM TO HANG ON TO IT.

BUT THE CONCERN THAT THEY HAVE, BUT THE CONCERN THAT THEY HAVE, BEFORE THE RACE, ONCE HIS CAR BEFORE THE RACE, ONCE HIS CAR GETS PAST THE 10 TO 12-LAP POINT GETS PAST THE 10 TO 12-LAP POINTIT IS VERY LOOSE.

IT IS VERY LOOSE.

>> NOW, WATCH HIS HAND.

>> NOW, WATCH HIS HAND.

YOU SEE HOW DELICATELY HE IS YOU SEE HOW DELICATELY HE IS TURNING ON THAT STEERING WHEEL? TURNING ON THAT STEERING WHEEL? HE CAN'T CRANK IT LEFT AND YOU HE CAN'T CRANK IT LEFT AND YOU GOT TO BE ABLE TO SNATCH THAT GOT TO BE ABLE TO SNATCH THAT THING DOWN TO THE LEFT WHEN THE THING DOWN TO THE LEFT WHEN THE CAR IS HANDLING GOOD.

CAR IS HANDLING GOOD.

HE HAPPENS TO BE REALLY, REALLY HE HAPPENS TO BE REALLY, REALLY EASY ON IT.

EASY ON IT.

IT WILL JUMP OUT FROM UNDER HIM.

IT WILL JUMP OUT FROM UNDER HIM.

SEE HOW GINGERLY HE TURNS KNIT SEE HOW GINGERLY HE TURNS KNIT THERE? THERE? HE IS NOT TURNING THE WHEEL MUCH HE IS NOT TURNING THE WHEEL MUCHAT ALL BECAUSE IT IS REALLY AT ALL BECAUSE IT IS REALLY LOOSE.

LOOSE.

>> COME ON, MIKEY.

>> COME ON, MIKEY.

GO FOR IT.

GO FOR IT.

>> HE HAS CHOPPED A BUNCH OFF OF >> HE HAS CHOPPED A BUNCH OFF OFDALE JARRETT IN A SHORT TIME UP DALE JARRETT IN A SHORT TIME UP HERE RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE INTO HERE RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE INTO TURN ONE? TURN ONE? >> AND THE TWO OF THEM HAVE RUN >> AND THE TWO OF THEM HAVE RUN AWAY FROM TONY STEWART.

AWAY FROM TONY STEWART.

>> DALE IS BACKING UP.

>> DALE IS BACKING UP.

HE WAS FASTER UP THERE FOR A HE WAS FASTER UP THERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE BUT HIS LAP TIMES LITTLE WHILE BUT HIS LAP TIMES ARE SHOWING THAT HE IS BACKING ARE SHOWING THAT HE IS BACKING UP.

UP.

>> THAT'S NOT UNUSUAL MIKE >> THAT'S NOT UNUSUAL MIKE BECAUSE YOU START THIS RACE LIKE BECAUSE YOU START THIS RACE LIKEHE DID AND HE GET OUT THERE, THE HE DID AND HE GET OUT THERE, THETROUBLE RIGHT HERE.

TROUBLE RIGHT HERE.

CAR AROUND BACK, SHAUNA ROBINSON CAR AROUND BACK, SHAUNA ROBINSONJUST LOST IT ALL BY HERSELF.

JUST LOST IT ALL BY HERSELF.

>> CAUTION IS OUT.

>> CAUTION IS OUT.

>> BUT ON DALE JARRETT, JUST >> BUT ON DALE JARRETT, JUST LOOKS TO ME LIKE HIS CAR WAS LOOKS TO ME LIKE HIS CAR WAS REALLY FAST ON NEW TIRES BUT REALLY FAST ON NEW TIRES BUT THESE GUYS NEED TO WATCH — THAT THESE GUYS NEED TO WATCH — THATCAR IS ON FIRE.

CAR IS ON FIRE.

>> I BELIEVE THAT'S JUST UNBURNT >> I BELIEVE THAT'S JUST UNBURNTFUEL DOWN IN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM.

FUEL DOWN IN THE EXHAUST SYSTEM.

WILL SNUFF OUT WHEN SHE FIRES WILL SNUFF OUT WHEN SHE FIRES THE CAR, AND IT DOES.

THE CAR, AND IT DOES.

THAT UNSPONSORED MACHINE HEADS THAT UNSPONSORED MACHINE HEADS BACK TO PIT ROAD FOR SOME BACK TO PIT ROAD FOR SOME SERIOUS REPAIR.

SERIOUS REPAIR.

NOW BOBBY LABONTE HAS BEEN ON NOW BOBBY LABONTE HAS BEEN ON PIT ROAD NOW FOR 11 LAPS.

PIT ROAD NOW FOR 11 LAPS.

STEVE? STEVE? >> MIKE, THE PROBLEM WAS BOBBY >> MIKE, THE PROBLEM WAS BOBBY LA BEEN THEY FELT THE WATER PUMP LA BEEN THEY FELT THE WATER PUMPBELT COME OFF AND GOT WRAPPED UP BELT COME OFF AND GOT WRAPPED UPIN OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS.

IN OTHER ENGINE COMPONENTS.

WAS AFRAID HE WAS GOING TO WAS AFRAID HE WAS GOING TO DAMAGE THE ENGINE.

DAMAGE THE ENGINE.

THEY BROUGHT THE CAR IN AND HAD THEY BROUGHT THE CAR IN AND HAD THE HOOD UP AND REPLACED THE THE HOOD UP AND REPLACED THE BELTS.

BELTS.

BOBBY LABONTE IS BACK ON THE BOBBY LABONTE IS BACK ON THE RACETRACK.

RACETRACK.

>> THESE CARS HAVE A V BELT ON >> THESE CARS HAVE A V BELT ON THEM LIKE YOUR CAR AND THAT BELT THEM LIKE YOUR CAR AND THAT BELTRIGHT THERE, THE COG BELT, THE RIGHT THERE, THE COG BELT, THE REST ARE THE WATER BUMP AND REST ARE THE WATER BUMP AND POWER STEERING PUMP BELT.

POWER STEERING PUMP BELT.

>> TWO WAYS THAT COULD HAVE >> TWO WAYS THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

HAPPENED.

HE COULD HAVE OVERREVTENINGUP.

HE COULD HAVE OVERREVTENINGUP.

THE BELTS WILL JUMPP AND WILL THE BELTS WILL JUMPP AND WILL TURN AROUND BACKWARDS MUCH LIKE TURN AROUND BACKWARDS MUCH LIKE YOU HAVE SEEN ON THE PASSENGER YOU HAVE SEEN ON THE PASSENGER CAR.

CAR.

A PIECE OF TRASH COULD HAVE A PIECE OF TRASH COULD HAVE GOENT UP IN THERE GOENT UP IN THERE >> THE ONLY ONE THAT'S >> THE ONLY ONE THAT'S DETRIMENTAL IS THE OIL PUMP DETRIMENTAL IS THE OIL PUMP BELT.

BELT.

THE OIL PUMP IS NOT TURNING AND THE OIL PUMP IS NOT TURNING AND YOU ARE NOT GETTING OIL YOU ARE NOT GETTING OIL PRESSURE.

PRESSURE.

WE ARE 19 LAPS.

WE ARE 19 LAPS.

I MAY BRING IN HERE AND PUT TWO I MAY BRING IN HERE AND PUT TWO TIRES ON AND SOME FEW.

TIRES ON AND SOME FEW.

I MAY DO FOUR BUT IF MY CAR IS I MAY DO FOUR BUT IF MY CAR IS DRIVING PRETTY GOOD, I MAY GIVE DRIVING PRETTY GOOD, I MAY GIVE TWO AND TRY TO KEEP THAT TRACK TWO AND TRY TO KEEP THAT TRACK POSITION.

POSITION.

>> PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE ME FOUR >> PLEASE, PLEASE GIVE ME FOUR TIRES RIGHT NOW AND JUST THE AIR TIRES RIGHT NOW AND JUST THE AIRPRESSURE.

PRESSURE.

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH GRIP AND I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH GRIP AND HERE IS WHAT WILL PUT US UNDER HERE IS WHAT WILL PUT US UNDER THE FIRST CAUTION OF THE DAY.

THE FIRST CAUTION OF THE DAY.

WATCH THE WHITE CAR.

WATCH THE WHITE CAR.

>> JUST SPUN THE CAR AROUND >> JUST SPUN THE CAR AROUND COMING OFF THE CORNER THERE.

>> PIT ROAD IS OPEN AND EVERYBODY IS ON PIT ROAD.

EVERYBODY IS ON PIT ROAD.

>> LARRY, THIS ISN'T LIKE >> LARRY, THIS ISN'T LIKE YESTERDAY.

YESTERDAY.

WE CAN USE ALL THE TIRES WE WANT WE CAN USE ALL THE TIRES WE WANTTO.

TO.

SO GIVE ME FOUR.

SO GIVE ME FOUR.

I WANT TO SEE STICKERS.

I WANT TO SEE STICKERS.

>> NO TIRE RULE >> NO TIRE RULE >> I SAY MOST OF THEM WILL >> I SAY MOST OF THEM WILL CHANGE FOUR.

CHANGE FOUR.

I BET YOU WE WILL SEE CARS I BET YOU WE WILL SEE CARS CHANGE TWO.

CHANGE TWO.

>> STEVE BYRNES AND RUSTY >> STEVE BYRNES AND RUSTY WALLACE? WALLACE? >> YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.

>> YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT.

RUSTY WALLACE WILL TAKE RIGHT RUSTY WALLACE WILL TAKE RIGHT SIDE TIRES ONLY WILL MAKE AN AIR SIDE TIRES ONLY WILL MAKE AN AIRPRESSURE JUSTMENT.

PRESSURE JUSTMENT.

AND A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT.

AND A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT.

ONE ROUND OF BITE IN THE LEFT ONE ROUND OF BITE IN THE LEFT REAR.

REAR.

DICK? DICK? >> DALE JARRETT WILL TAKE FOUR >> DALE JARRETT WILL TAKE FOUR TIRES ON HIS AUTOMOBILE AND A TIRES ON HIS AUTOMOBILE AND A ROUND AND A HALF IN THE LEFT ROUND AND A HALF IN THE LEFT REAR.

REAR.

TRYING TO GET MORE FORWARD BITE TRYING TO GET MORE FORWARD BITE OUT OF THE NUMBER 88 CAR.

OUT OF THE NUMBER 88 CAR.

>> DICK, DOWN HERE IN THE LEADER >> DICK, DOWN HERE IN THE LEADERWALTRIP'S PIT, MADE A CHASSIS WALTRIP'S PIT, MADE A CHASSIS ADJUSTMENT.

ADJUSTMENT.

HE IS GOING TO GET BEAT OFF PIT HE IS GOING TO GET BEAT OFF PIT ROAD BIG-TIME.

ROAD BIG-TIME.

>> IT APPEARS WE HAVE THREE OR >> IT APPEARS WE HAVE THREE OR FOUR CARS THAT CHANGED TWO FOUR CARS THAT CHANGED TWO TIRES.

TIRES.

WALLACE, CRAVEN, KEVIN HARVICK, WALLACE, CRAVEN, KEVIN HARVICK, I BELIEVE.

I BELIEVE.

>> JIMMIE JOHNSON BEATS >> JIMMIE JOHNSON BEATS EVERYBODY OFF PIT ROAD >> WELCOME BACK TO CALIFORNIA.

RYAN NEWMAN MAKING ANOTHER PIT RYAN NEWMAN MAKING ANOTHER PIT STOP.

STOP.

STACY COMPTON HAD STAYED OUT ON STACY COMPTON HAD STAYED OUT ON THE TRACK TO LEAD A LAP AND JUST THE TRACK TO LEAD A LAP AND JUSTMADE HIS FIRST AND THAT LOOSE MADE HIS FIRST AND THAT LOOSE CATCH CAN ON THE TRACK WAS FROM CATCH CAN ON THE TRACK WAS FROM GREG BIFFLE.

GREG BIFFLE.

HE HAS MADE A PENALTY STOP AND HE HAS MADE A PENALTY STOP AND HE IS BACK OUT.

HE IS BACK OUT.

>> SHAUNA ROBINSON ABLE TO DRIVE >> SHAUNA ROBINSON ABLE TO DRIVETHE CAR IN HERE.

THE CAR IN HERE.

WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT HAPPENED? >> WELL, I GUESS AFTER — YOU >> WELL, I GUESS AFTER — YOU HAVE RUN ABOUT 10 LAPS AND SO HAVE RUN ABOUT 10 LAPS AND SO HUTCH MEET IN THE TIRES AND HAD HUTCH MEET IN THE TIRES AND HAD ABSOLUTELY NO GRIP WHATSOEVER ABSOLUTELY NO GRIP WHATSOEVER THE FIRST FEW LAPS IT FEELS GOOD THE FIRST FEW LAPS IT FEELS GOODAND THEN IT IS JUST LIKE THE CAR AND THEN IT IS JUST LIKE THE CARIS UP ON TOP OF THE RACETRACK IS UP ON TOP OF THE RACETRACK AND COULD YOU SEE OUT THERE, NOT AND COULD YOU SEE OUT THERE, NOTA LOT OF PEOPLE HAD GRIP BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAD GRIP BUT JUST TO THE POINT WHERE I JUST TO THE POINT WHERE I COULDN'T GET THROUGH THE CORNER COULDN'T GET THROUGH THE CORNER AND IT WAS PRETTY BAD TO BE OUT AND IT WAS PRETTY BAD TO BE OUT THERE BY YOURSELF WHEN IT THERE BY YOURSELF WHEN IT HAPPENED BUT NO GRIP WHATSOEVER.

HAPPENED BUT NO GRIP WHATSOEVER.

AND IT IS UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE WE AND IT IS UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE WEWERE STRUGGLING AND BAM HAS WERE STRUGGLING AND BAM HAS GIVEN ME THE CHANCE TO DRIVE A GIVEN ME THE CHANCE TO DRIVE A RACE CAR AND IT IS A REALLY GOOD RACE CAR AND IT IS A REALLY GOODOPPORTUNITY BUT WE ARE NOT OPPORTUNITY BUT WE ARE NOT HAVING GOOD RESULTS AT THIS HAVING GOOD RESULTS AT THIS POINT SO WE WILL JUST KEEP POINT SO WE WILL JUST KEEP TRYING AND THE TEAM HAS GOT A TRYING AND THE TEAM HAS GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION.

LOT OF ATTENTION.

WE ARE JUST HAVING SOME BAD WE ARE JUST HAVING SOME BAD LUCK.

LUCK.

>> THANKS.

>> THANKS.

>> THANKS.

>> THANKS.

>> GETTING SET FOR THE RESTART >> GETTING SET FOR THE RESTART AFTER 22 LAPS.

AFTER 22 LAPS.

FOR ALL THOSE OF YOU WHO SPENT FOR ALL THOSE OF YOU WHO SPENT ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS CASH ON THAT ALL YOUR CHRISTMAS CASH ON THAT NEW SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, WE NEW SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM, WE WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO EXERCISE IT RIGHT ABOUT HERE.

>> JIMMIE JOHNSON WITH RICKY CRAVEN OFF INTO TURN ONE WITH CRAVEN OFF INTO TURN ONE WITH THE LEAD.

THE LEAD.

>> JUST, AGAIN, THE TOP THREE, >> JUST, AGAIN, THE TOP THREE, JOHNSON, CRAVEN AND RUSTY JOHNSON, CRAVEN AND RUSTY WALLACE, ALL CHANGED TWO TIRES.

WALLACE, ALL CHANGED TWO TIRES.

THAT'S HOW THEY MADE IT TO THE THAT'S HOW THEY MADE IT TO THE FRONT OF THE FIELD DUE TO THAT FRONT OF THE FIELD DUE TO THAT SEQUENCE — SEQUENCE OF PIT SEQUENCE — SEQUENCE OF PIT STOPS.

STOPS.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO THE TIDE BUT I KIND OF DONE TO THE TIDE BUT I KIND OF LIKE IT.

LIKE IT.

LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE FAST.

LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT BE FAST.

GOT SOME BLUE ON IT.

GOT SOME BLUE ON IT.

>> TONY STEWART IN FOURTH PLACE.

>> TONY STEWART IN FOURTH PLACE.

BACK THERE BEHIND RUSTY WALLACE, BACK THERE BEHIND RUSTY WALLACE,TOOK ON FOUR TIRES.

TOOK ON FOUR TIRES.

>> CURRENTLY TONY STOOURT >> CURRENTLY TONY STOOURT STEWART, RUNNING FOURTH AND STEWART, RUNNING FOURTH AND MATCHING HIS BEST CAREER FINISH MATCHING HIS BEST CAREER FINISH HERE IN CALIFORNIA.

HERE IN CALIFORNIA.

SAID THE CAR WAS A LITTLE SAID THE CAR WAS A LITTLE SLUGGISH ON ENTRY THROUGH THE SLUGGISH ON ENTRY THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE CORNER.

CENTER OF THE CORNER.

BUT THE CAR WOULD START TO GO BUT THE CAR WOULD START TO GO LOOSE.

LOOSE.

SO THEY MADE A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT, SO THEY MADE A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT,HALF A ROUND TO THE LEFT REAR, HALF A ROUND TO THE LEFT REAR, FOUR TIRES AND NO AIR PRESSURE FOUR TIRES AND NO AIR PRESSURE JUSTMENTS JUSTMENTS >> IN THAT CAUTION — THAT CAME >> IN THAT CAUTION — THAT CAME AT A PERFECT TIME.

AT A PERFECT TIME.

WE RUN ABOUT 20 LAPS.

WE RUN ABOUT 20 LAPS.

GUYS CAN ADJUST THEIR CARS BASED GUYS CAN ADJUST THEIR CARS BASEDON WHAT THE TRACK CONDITIONS ARE ON WHAT THE TRACK CONDITIONS ARETODAY.

TODAY.

SO IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SO IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN THERE AND WORK ON THEM.

GET IN THERE AND WORK ON THEM.

>> ESPECIALLY WITH THE TRACK >> ESPECIALLY WITH THE TRACK CONDITIONS BEING DIFFERENT.

CONDITIONS BEING DIFFERENT.

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH KURT BUSCH? WHAT'S GOING ON WITH KURT BUSCH?>> HAD BEEN RUNNING IN THE TENTH >> HAD BEEN RUNNING IN THE TENTHSPOT WHEN THE FLAG CAME OUT AND SPOT WHEN THE FLAG CAME OUT AND TOOK ON FOUR TIRES AND ADJUST TOOK ON FOUR TIRES AND ADJUST THE THE CAR.

THE THE CAR.

ONE POUND ADDED TO THE RIGHT ONE POUND ADDED TO THE RIGHT FRONT TO TRY TO TIGHTEN IT UP A FRONT TO TRY TO TIGHTEN IT UP A LITTLE BIT.

LITTLE BIT.

CAR RUNNING PRETTY WELL.

CAR RUNNING PRETTY WELL.

TO STEVE BYRNES.

TO STEVE BYRNES.

>> WELL, OUR POINTS LEADER, >> WELL, OUR POINTS LEADER, MARLIN, ONLY HA ONE TOP TEN MARLIN, ONLY HA ONE TOP TEN FINISH HERE IN FIVE RACES AT FINISH HERE IN FIVE RACES AT CALIFORNIA.

CALIFORNIA.

THE TEAM CAME OUT HERE AND THE TEAM CAME OUT HERE AND TESTED.

TESTED.

THE CREW CHIEF McCALL SAID THEY THE CREW CHIEF McCALL SAID THEY HAD BEEN FIGHTING A TIGHT HAD BEEN FIGHTING A TIGHT CONDITION ALL WEEKEND.

CONDITION ALL WEEKEND.

SO THE LAST TIME THEY TOOK A SO THE LAST TIME THEY TOOK A POUND OUT OF THE RIGHT FRONT, POUND OUT OF THE RIGHT FRONT, TOOK FOUR TIRES AND WENT DOWN TOOK FOUR TIRES AND WENT DOWN TWO ROUNDS ON THE TRACK BAR.

TWO ROUNDS ON THE TRACK BAR.

>> TWO PAINT — NEW PAINT JOB >> TWO PAINT — NEW PAINT JOB FOR STERLING.

FOR STERLING.

>> MIKE, YOU AND I THIS MORNING >> MIKE, YOU AND I THIS MORNING TALKED WITH THE TEAM MANAGER, TALKED WITH THE TEAM MANAGER, ANDY GRACE AND THEY SAID BASED ANDY GRACE AND THEY SAID BASED ON THE WEATHER CHANGE, THEY ON THE WEATHER CHANGE, THEY REALLY LOOK AT WHAT JIMMIE REALLY LOOK AT WHAT JIMMIE SPENCER RAN IN THE BUSCH RACE SPENCER RAN IN THE BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY AND TOOK A LOT OF YESTERDAY AND TOOK A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM THAT CAR.

INFORMATION FROM THAT CAR.

>> THAT WAS THE LAST EVENT RUN >> THAT WAS THE LAST EVENT RUN ON THE TRACK YESTERDAY BEFORE ON THE TRACK YESTERDAY BEFORE THE IROC RACE AND WAS ROLLING THE IROC RACE AND WAS ROLLING WARMER SGLUTS SAID YOU WANTED WARMER SGLUTS SAID YOU WANTED FOUR TIRES ON THAT CAUTION FLAG.

FOUR TIRES ON THAT CAUTION FLAG.

AND TONY STEWART IS SHOWING US AND TONY STEWART IS SHOWING US WHY.

WHY.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

WELL, I THINK GUYS THAT TOOK TWO WELL, I THINK GUYS THAT TOOK TWOTHEY WON'T DO THAT AGAIN FOR A THEY WON'T DO THAT AGAIN FOR A WHILE.

WHILE.

THAT'S A MOVE FOR LATER ON IN THAT'S A MOVE FOR LATER ON IN THE RACE WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO THE RACE WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP OUT IN FRONT OF THE KEEP OUT IN FRONT OF THE TRAFFIC.

TRAFFIC.

RIGHT NOW YOU PUT FOUR ON AND RIGHT NOW YOU PUT FOUR ON AND ADJUST THE CAR.

ADJUST THE CAR.

GET THE CAR GOOD, BETTER AND GET THE CAR GOOD, BETTER AND THEN GIVE YOU TWO.

THEN GIVE YOU TWO.

>> AND I'M ALWAYS — LARRY AND I >> AND I'M ALWAYS — LARRY AND IARE NEVER GOING TO AGREE WITH ARE NEVER GOING TO AGREE WITH THAT — ABOUT THAT.

THAT — ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S ONE THING THAT YOU ARGUE THAT'S ONE THING THAT YOU ARGUE ABOUT ALL DAY LONG, YOU AND THE ABOUT ALL DAY LONG, YOU AND THE CREW CHIEF.

CREW CHIEF.

>> THAT'S OKAY.

>> THAT'S OKAY.

THERE IS TONY STEWART TO OUR THERE IS TONY STEWART TO OUR LEADER, JIMMIE JOHNSON.

LEADER, JIMMIE JOHNSON.

>> RIGHT NOW IT IS ACTUALLY HE >> RIGHT NOW IT IS ACTUALLY HE IS LOSING A LITTLE BIT OF IS LOSING A LITTLE BIT OF GROUND.

GROUND.

BETWEEN THREE AND FOUR HE D EVEN BETWEEN THREE AND FOUR HE D EVENDOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY.

DOWN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY.

JIMMIE GOT A GOOD RUN OFF TURN JIMMIE GOT A GOOD RUN OFF TURN FOUR.

FOUR.

OVER A SECOND, GAINED ABOUT.

2 OVER A SECOND, GAINED ABOUT.

2 THERE AT THREE AND FOUR.

THERE AT THREE AND FOUR.

STRETCHED IT OUT.

STRETCHED IT OUT.

>> RUSTY, HE TOOK TWO TIRES.

>> RUSTY, HE TOOK TWO TIRES.

AND HIS CAR LOOKS PRETTY GOOD ON AND HIS CAR LOOKS PRETTY GOOD ONTWO TIRES.

TWO TIRES.

>> HE IS BATTLING CRAVEN.

>> HE IS BATTLING CRAVEN.

NOW FOR THIRD PLACE.

NOW FOR THIRD PLACE.

>> YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES WHEN >> YOU KNOW, A LOT OF TIMES WHENYOU PUT TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON YOU PUT TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON AND ON THE LEFT SIDES THAT HAS AND ON THE LEFT SIDES THAT HAS BEEN ON THE CAR, IT TAKES A BEEN ON THE CAR, IT TAKES A COUPLE OF LAPS.

COUPLE OF LAPS.

THE AIR PRESSURE IS WAY DOWN ON THE AIR PRESSURE IS WAY DOWN ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND THE LEFT SIDE THE RIGHT SIDE AND THE LEFT SIDETHE AIR PRESSURE HAS ALREADY THE AIR PRESSURE HAS ALREADY GROWN FROM WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN GROWN FROM WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE FIRST 20 LAPS RUNNING THE FIRST 20 LAPS >> THEY GOT TO MATCH UP AND >> THEY GOT TO MATCH UP AND EQUAL ISMZ THE ONLY THING THAT EQUAL ISMZ THE ONLY THING THAT BOTHERS ME AND MAKES ME KIND OF BOTHERS ME AND MAKES ME KIND OF WORRY, THEY KEEP WANTING TO LET WORRY, THEY KEEP WANTING TO LET AIR OUT THAT OF RIGHT FRONT AIR OUT THAT OF RIGHT FRONT TIRE.

TIRE.

>> THAT WILL MAKE IT FEEL REALLY >> THAT WILL MAKE IT FEEL REALLYGOOD.

GOOD.

YOU KNOW THAT WILL BE HARD ON YOU KNOW THAT WILL BE HARD ON THAT TIRE AND YOU CAN HAVE A THAT TIRE AND YOU CAN HAVE A PROBLEM.

PROBLEM.

>> RIGHT FNT TIRE TAKES THE >> RIGHT FNT TIRE TAKES THE MOST LOAD HERE AGAIN.

MOST LOAD HERE AGAIN.

WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT ENTERING WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT ENTERING THE TURNS AT OVER 200 MILES AN THE TURNS AT OVER 200 MILES AN HOUR.

HOUR.

>> THIRD PLACE SIDE BY SIDE.

>> THIRD PLACE SIDE BY SIDE.

STILL CRAVEN, WALLACE, STILL CRAVEN, WALLACE, KURT BUSCH AND MICHAEL WALTRIP KURT BUSCH AND MICHAEL WALTRIP IN TOW.

>> LET'S HAVE A LITTLE ON-BOARD TELEMETRY TELEMETRY >> YOU CAN HEAR HIM GET BACK IN >> YOU CAN HEAR HIM GET BACK IN THE THROTTLE.

THE THROTTLE.

DOESN'T GET QUITE BACK OPEN.

DOESN'T GET QUITE BACK OPEN.

ALMOST LIKE HE HAS AN EGG UNDER ALMOST LIKE HE HAS AN EGG UNDER IT.

IT.

THAT'S THE KIND OF WHAT YOU THAT'S THE KIND OF WHAT YOU WOULD DO HERE.

WOULD DO HERE.

YOU GET IT WIDE OPEN AND AS SOON YOU GET IT WIDE OPEN AND AS SOONAS YOU CAN AND YOU GOT TO GET IT AS YOU CAN AND YOU GOT TO GET ITBACK KNIT.

BACK KNIT.

BUT SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAN IT BUT SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAN IT RIGHT AWAY.

RIGHT AWAY.

>> RIGHT AT 200 MILES AN HOUR.

>> RIGHT AT 200 MILES AN HOUR.

9000 RPMs FALLING DOWN TO 9000 RPMs FALLING DOWN TO PROBABLY 6800 AND IN ONE AND PROBABLY 6800 AND IN ONE AND TWO.

TWO.

GETS THE THROTTLE BACK UP.

GETS THE THROTTLE BACK UP.

150 MILES AN HOUR IN THE MIDDLE 150 MILES AN HOUR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER.

OF THE CORNER.

OFF THE THROTTLE.

, HE IS A SLOW LEAK.

A SLOW LEAK.

I DON'T KNOW WHY SCHRADER WANTS I DON'T KNOW WHY SCHRADER WANTS TO HANG OUT WITH HIM.

TO HANG OUT WITH HIM.

>> WE GOT HIS NUMBER.

>> WE GOT HIS NUMBER.

>> HE COULD BECOME ROAD SPLAT IN >> HE COULD BECOME ROAD SPLAT INA HURRY, COULDN'T HE? A HURRY, COULDN'T HE? JIMMIE JOHNSON LEADS STEWART BY JIMMIE JOHNSON LEADS STEWART BY 1.

2 SECONDS.

1.

2 SECONDS.

WALLACE, BUSCH, CRAVEN.

WALLACE, BUSCH, CRAVEN.

DALE JARRETT, WALTRIP, DAVE DALE JARRETT, WALTRIP, DAVE BLANEY UP TO 8th.

BLANEY UP TO 8th.

POINT LEADER STERLING MARLIN POINT LEADER STERLING MARLIN NINTH AND JEFF GORDON, WHO FELL NINTH AND JEFF GORDON, WHO FELL FROM 7th TO 18th HAS CLIMBED TO FROM 7th TO 18th HAS CLIMBED TO 10th.

10th.

NOW RYAN NEWMAN, OUR POLE SITTER NOW RYAN NEWMAN, OUR POLE SITTERHAS DROPPED BACK TO 28th.

HAS DROPPED BACK TO 28th.

MATT YOCUM IS THERE.

MATT YOCUM IS THERE.

>> LET'S CATCH IN AND TALK WITH >> LET'S CATCH IN AND TALK WITH HIS CREW CHIEF BORE LAND.

HIS CREW CHIEF BORE LAND.

MATT, YOU MADE A STOP THERE AND MATT, YOU MADE A STOP THERE AND MADE SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES.

MADE SOME SIGNIFICANT CHANGES.

WHAT DID YOU DO TO TIGHTEN UP WHAT DID YOU DO TO TIGHTEN UP THAT CAR? THAT CAR? >> DROPPED THE TRACK BAR AND >> DROPPED THE TRACK BAR AND PRESSURE ON THE FRONT.

PRESSURE ON THE FRONT.

A LITTLE TOO LOOSE TO START A LITTLE TOO LOOSE TO START RACE.

RACE.

>> HIS TEAM IS LOOKING TO HAVE A >> HIS TEAM IS LOOKING TO HAVE ACHARACTER-BUILDING DAY AFTER A CHARACTER-BUILDING DAY AFTER A TOUGH STRETCH OF FINISHES OF TOUGH STRETCH OF FINISHES OF 37th, 409, 41st AND 33rd.

37th, 409, 41st AND 33rd.

HOPING FOR BETTER THINGS HERE IN HOPING FOR BETTER THINGS HERE INCALIFORNIA OR WILL HAVE A LONG CALIFORNIA OR WILL HAVE A LONG FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS TO HAVE A FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS TO HAVE A GOOD DAY TODAY.

GOOD DAY TODAY.

>> DAVE BLANEY IN THAT 77 >> DAVE BLANEY IN THAT 77 STARTED IN THE 32nd POSITION BUT STARTED IN THE 32nd POSITION BUTHE IS UP TO 8th BY VIRTUE OF HE IS UP TO 8th BY VIRTUE OF TAKING TWO TIRES ON THE LAST TAKING TWO TIRES ON THE LAST STOP.

STOP.

THEY DROPPED AIR PRESSURE, AND THEY DROPPED AIR PRESSURE, AND THE RIGHT REAR, DAVE BLANEY SAYS THE RIGHT REAR, DAVE BLANEY SAYSTHE CAR IS TIGHTENING UP NICELY.

THE CAR IS TIGHTENING UP NICELY.

HIS BEST FINISH THIS YEAR, 15th HIS BEST FINISH THIS YEAR, 15th AT TEXAS.

AT TEXAS.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> RICKY CRAVEN STARTED IN 15th >> RICKY CRAVEN STARTED IN 15th SPOT.

SPOT.

HE TOO TOOK JUST TWO TIRES ON HE TOO TOOK JUST TWO TIRES ON THAT FIRST PIT STOP.

THAT FIRST PIT STOP.

THAT WAS GOOD FOR THIRD AND HE THAT WAS GOOD FOR THIRD AND HE HAD THEM RIDING THERE FOR HAD THEM RIDING THERE FOR SEVERAL LAPS UNTIL HE CAME ON SEVERAL LAPS UNTIL HE CAME ON THE RADIO AND TOLD THE COOR THAT THE RADIO AND TOLD THE COOR THATTHE CAR IS LOOSE OFF.

THE CAR IS LOOSE OFF.

WE HAVE — CRAVEEN NOW RUNNING WE HAVE — CRAVEEN NOW RUNNING IN FIFTH POSITION.

>> THANKS, DICK.

JIMMIE JOHNSON, IS THE PROTEGE JIMMIE JOHNSON, IS THE PROTEGE OF JEFF GORDON, WHO COOWNS THAT OF JEFF GORDON, WHO COOWNS THAT CAR WITH RICK HENDRICK.

CAR WITH RICK HENDRICK.

LEADING BY 1 SECONDS BACK LEADING BY 1 SECONDS BACK >> JIMMIE JOHNSON, I SAID >> JIMMIE JOHNSON, I SAID EARLIER IN THE SHOW HE IS POISED EARLIER IN THE SHOW HE IS POISEDTO WIN A RACE AND THIS COULD BE TO WIN A RACE AND THIS COULD BE THE DAY.

>> NOT TOO FAR BEHIND AND GOT A PRETTY GOOD HOT ROD HIMSELF.

PRETTY GOOD HOT ROD HIMSELF.

HE IS UP TO TENTH.

HE IS UP TO TENTH.

>> SAW HIM JUST BLAST THROUGH >> SAW HIM JUST BLAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF RUDD AND DALE THE MIDDLE OF RUDD AND DALE EARNHARDT JR.

WHILE WE WERE ON EARNHARDT JR.

WHILE WE WERE ON BREAK THERE.

BREAK THERE.

GORDON, ALTHOUGH HE DRIFTED BACK GORDON, ALTHOUGH HE DRIFTED BACKIN THE FIELD, ON THE CAUTION IN THE FIELD, ON THE CAUTION FLAG PIT STOP, WHICH IS FLAG PIT STOP, WHICH IS UNCHARACTERISTIC OF THAT CURK ON UNCHARACTERISTIC OF THAT CURK ONTHE MARCH BACK TO THE FRONT AND THE MARCH BACK TO THE FRONT AND HAS GAINED SEVEN POSITIONS SINCE HAS GAINED SEVEN POSITIONS SINCETHE RESTART.

THE RESTART.

AT LAP 23.

AT LAP 23.

>> I TELL YOU, A CAR THAT AS I >> I TELL YOU, A CAR THAT AS I WALKED THROUGH THE AREA THIS WALKED THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING THAT A LOT OF TEAMS WERE MORNING THAT A LOT OF TEAMS WEREPOINTING TO, WE STARTED BACK IN POINTING TO, WE STARTED BACK IN 39th POSITION AND THAT'S BILL 39th POSITION AND THAT'S BILL ELLIOTT.

ELLIOTT.

HE HAS WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH HE HAS WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH VIRTUE OF PIT STOPS AND ALL, UP VIRTUE OF PIT STOPS AND ALL, UP TO 13th POSITION.

TO 13th POSITION.

AND AGAIN, HE IS KIND OF BACKING AND AGAIN, HE IS KIND OF BACKINGUP WHAT WE SAW IN HAPPY HOUR.

UP WHAT WE SAW IN HAPPY HOUR.

HE WAS FAST, BUT HE WAS FAST FOR HE WAS FAST, BUT HE WAS FAST FORA LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

A LONG PERIOD OF TIME.

THAT'S WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT THAT'S WHAT WE WERE LOOKING AT YESTERDAY.

YESTERDAY.

>> LACK OUT THERE ON THE GRID.

>> LACK OUT THERE ON THE GRID.

YOU SEE THAT PLASTIC, I'M SURE YOU SEE THAT PLASTIC, I'M SURE THE SPOTTERS HAS PROBABLY SEEN THE SPOTTERS HAS PROBABLY SEEN THAT HE WILL BE COMMUNICATING, THAT HE WILL BE COMMUNICATING, WATCH YOUR WATER TEMPERATURE WATCH YOUR WATER TEMPERATURE GAUGE.

GAUGE.

THAT'S RIGHT OVER THE RADIATOR.

THAT'S RIGHT OVER THE RADIATOR.

>> THAT COULD BE WHY HE IS SO >> THAT COULD BE WHY HE IS SO FAST.

FAST.

>> WHEN YOU PUT TAPE OR PLASTIC >> WHEN YOU PUT TAPE OR PLASTIC ON THE FRONT END, IT REDUCES THE ON THE FRONT END, IT REDUCES THEDRAG AND INCREASES THE FRONT DRAG AND INCREASES THE FRONT DOWN FORCE.

DOWN FORCE.

OVER A LONG RUN, WILL MAKE THAT OVER A LONG RUN, WILL MAKE THAT WATER HEAT UP.

WATER HEAT UP.

>> THAT'S ALL OF BIG FOR A HOT >> THAT'S ALL OF BIG FOR A HOT DOG WRAPPER.

DOG WRAPPER.

>> I BELIEVE IT JUST FLEW OFF.

>> I BELIEVE IT JUST FLEW OFF.

JUST FLEW OFF.

JUST FLEW OFF.

IT'S GONE.

IT'S GONE.

AND THAT'S A GOOD THING.

>> I TELL YOU, I WAS WATCHING OFF OF TURN FOUR THERE JUST A OFF OF TURN FOUR THERE JUST A COUPLE LAPS AGO AND ROBBIE COUPLE LAPS AGO AND ROBBIE GORDON CAME OFF TURN FOUR AND GORDON CAME OFF TURN FOUR AND THIS CAT, HE DID SOME — A LOT THIS CAT, HE DID SOME — A LOT OF STEERING.

OF STEERING.

THE THING JUMPED SIDEWAYS ON THE THING JUMPED SIDEWAYS ON HIM.

HIM.

IT LOOKED A LOT WORSE WHEN I WAS IT LOOKED A LOT WORSE WHEN I WASLOOKING AT HIM, HE HAD THE SIDE LOOKING AT HIM, HE HAD THE SIDE OF IT AND I COULD READ 31 ON IT.

OF IT AND I COULD READ 31 ON IT.

>> WHAT HAPPENED THERE, HAMS A >> WHAT HAPPENED THERE, HAMS A LOT.

LOT.

YOU ALMOST RUN OUT OF RACETRACK YOU ALMOST RUN OUT OF RACETRACK AND BRETT BODINE IN THE 11 WAS AND BRETT BODINE IN THE 11 WAS RIGHT UP THERE.

RIGHT UP THERE.

LIKE HE YANKED THE STEERING LIKE HE YANKED THE STEERING WHEEL AND HE GOT LOOSE.

WHEEL AND HE GOT LOOSE.

>> LOOK AT MY LITTLE BUDDY HERE.

>> LOOK AT MY LITTLE BUDDY HERE.

RUSTY AND THE 32, THEY WILL PAY RUSTY AND THE 32, THEY WILL PAY THE PRICE FOR THOSE TWO TIRES THE PRICE FOR THOSE TWO TIRES AND IT WON'T TAKE LONG.

AND IT WON'T TAKE LONG.

>> STEVE? >> STEVE? >> AND DARRELL, WE JUST HEARD >> AND DARRELL, WE JUST HEARD RUSTY WALLACE TELL BILLY WILBURN RUSTY WALLACE TELL BILLY WILBURNTHAT HIS CAR IS TIGHT BECAUSE OF THAT HIS CAR IS TIGHT BECAUSE OFTHE TWO TIRES NOW.

THE TWO TIRES NOW.

FIGHTING A TIGHT CONDITION.

FIGHTING A TIGHT CONDITION.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

WHAT HAPPENS IS, YOUR LEFT SIDES WHAT HAPPENS IS, YOUR LEFT SIDESTHEY GIVE UP AND IT MAKES THE THEY GIVE UP AND IT MAKES THE FRONT — YOU ARE JUST PUSHING FRONT — YOU ARE JUST PUSHING BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY LEFT BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY LEFT SIDE GRIP.

SIDE GRIP.

AND THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN, AND THAT IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN, WILL JUST WEAR THE TIRES DOWN WILL JUST WEAR THE TIRES DOWN AND THE CAR WON'T TURN AND THE CAR WON'T TURN >> EVEN WHEN YOUR CAR IS DRIVING >> EVEN WHEN YOUR CAR IS DRIVINGGOOD, IF YOU WILL ELECT TO PUT GOOD, IF YOU WILL ELECT TO PUT TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON, WILL TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON, WILL NORMALLY HAVE TO MAKE AN NORMALLY HAVE TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO COMPENSATE FOR THE ADJUSTMENT TO COMPENSATE FOR THETWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES.

TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES.

TAKE A LITTLE WEDGE OUT.

TAKE A LITTLE WEDGE OUT.

>> STERLING MARLIN ON THE MOVE.

>> STERLING MARLIN ON THE MOVE.

TOOK 8th PLACE AWAY FROM DAVE TOOK 8th PLACE AWAY FROM DAVE BLANEY, WHO STEVE POINTED OUT IS BLANEY, WHO STEVE POINTED OUT ISONE OF THE CARS WHO TOOK TWO ONE OF THE CARS WHO TOOK TWO TIRES ON THE LAST STOP.

TIRES ON THE LAST STOP.

JOHNSON HAD LED A >>> TODAY'S RADIO SHACK TRIVIA, THE LAST WINSTON CUP OVAL IN THE LAST WINSTON CUP OVAL IN CALIFORNIA WAS ON TOYR — CALIFORNIA WAS ON TOYR — ONTARIO MOTOR SPEEDWAY WHICH ONTARIO MOTOR SPEEDWAY WHICH STOPPED RACING ABOUT 22 YEARS STOPPED RACING ABOUT 22 YEARS AGO.

AGO.

NOW AN INDUSTRIAL PARK.

NOW AN INDUSTRIAL PARK.

WHAT THREE DRIVERS RACED THERE WHAT THREE DRIVERS RACED THERE AND ARE RACING HERE? AND ARE RACING HERE? >> LET'S SEE.

>> LET'S SEE.

THAT WAS 1190s SO WOULD HAVE THAT WAS 1190s SO WOULD HAVE BEEN STERLING, KYLE AND RICKY BEEN STERLING, KYLE AND RICKY RUDD.

RUDD.

>> PRETTY CLOSE EXCEPT FOR >> PRETTY CLOSE EXCEPT FOR STERLING.

STERLING.

THE IRONMAN.

THE IRONMAN.

>> TERRY LA BEEN THEY.

>> TERRY LA BEEN THEY.

>> THAT'S IT.

>> THAT'S IT.

>> OKAY.

>> RICKY RUDD WILL BREAK LABONTE'S IRONMAN RECORD FOR LABONTE'S IRONMAN RECORD FOR CONSECUTIVE STARTS AT LOWE'S CONSECUTIVE STARTS AT LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

MOTOR SPEEDWAY.

WILL GET THERE AT THE END OF WILL GET THERE AT THE END OF MAY.

MAY.

>> THAT'S I GOOD LITTLE RACE >> THAT'S I GOOD LITTLE RACE GOING ON BACK HERE FOR THIRD AND GOING ON BACK HERE FOR THIRD ANDFOURTH, AND FIFTH.

FOURTH, AND FIFTH.

SIXTH.

SIXTH.

DALE JARRETT IS CAUGHT UP TO THE DALE JARRETT IS CAUGHT UP TO THEBACK OF THESE GUYS HERE.

BACK OF THESE GUYS HERE.

AGAIN, I THINK THAT 32 AND THE 2 AGAIN, I THINK THAT 32 AND THE 2ARE GOING TO REALLY PAY THE ARE GOING TO REALLY PAY THE PRICE OF GETTING TWO TIRES.

PRICE OF GETTING TWO TIRES.

EVENTUALLY.

>> THERE IS NO QUESTION WHEN WE COME DOWN TO ANOTHER GREEN FLAG COME DOWN TO ANOTHER GREEN FLAG STOP ABOUT LAP 07, THEY HAVE TO STOP ABOUT LAP 07, THEY HAVE TO CHANGE FOUR TIRES.

CHANGE FOUR TIRES.

I THINK EVERYBODY WILL AFTER GO I THINK EVERYBODY WILL AFTER GO 50 LAPS.

50 LAPS.

>> THAT'S WHY I ALWAYS LIKE TO >> THAT'S WHY I ALWAYS LIKE TO TAKE FOUR UNDER CAUTION.

TAKE FOUR UNDER CAUTION.

I THEN HAVE THE OPTION OF TAKING I THEN HAVE THE OPTION OF TAKINGTWO UNDER GREEN IF I FELT LIKE I TWO UNDER GREEN IF I FELT LIKE INEEDED TO.

NEEDED TO.

SO GIVE ME FOUR UNDER CAUTION SO GIVE ME FOUR UNDER CAUTION AND THEN IF I GOT TO MAKE A AND THEN IF I GOT TO MAKE A GREEN STOP, MAYBE I'LL TAKE TWO GREEN STOP, MAYBE I'LL TAKE TWO THEN.

THEN.

KEEP MY TRACK POSITION.

KEEP MY TRACK POSITION.

>> THERE IS KURT BUSCH, WHO IS >> THERE IS KURT BUSCH, WHO IS ABOUT 1 SECOND ALET — AHEAD OF ABOUT 1 SECOND ALET — AHEAD OF TONY STEWART.

TONY STEWART.

AND LET'S SHOW YOU HOW THAT AND LET'S SHOW YOU HOW THAT HAPPENED.

HAPPENED.

>> KURT'S FAST.

>> KURT'S FAST.

HE HAS BEEN CLOSING ON — LOOK.

HE HAS BEEN CLOSING ON — LOOK.

THERE IS — YOU GO LOW, I'LL GO THERE IS — YOU GO LOW, I'LL GO HIGH.

HIGH.

SEE RIGHT THERE? SEE RIGHT THERE? YOU GO LOW.

YOU GO LOW.

I'LL GO HIGH.

I'LL GO HIGH.

AND I WILL LET YOU BY.

AND I WILL LET YOU BY.

>> I SAY NO, IF THEY RUN SIDE BY >> I SAY NO, IF THEY RUN SIDE BYSIGH, MR.

JIMMIE JOHNSON WILL SIGH, MR.

JIMMIE JOHNSON WILL GET SMALLER AND SMALLER.

GET SMALLER AND SMALLER.

HE IS ALREADY DOING THAT.

HE IS ALREADY DOING THAT.

TWO SECONDS.

TWO SECONDS.

>> CHECKING OUT ON THESE GUYS >> CHECKING OUT ON THESE GUYS PRETTY FAST.

PRETTY FAST.

BUT HE AND KURT BUSCH ARE BUT HE AND KURT BUSCH ARE RUNNING SIMILAR LAP SPEEDS.

RUNNING SIMILAR LAP SPEEDS.

SEE HOW MANY RPM THAT JIMMIE SEE HOW MANY RPM THAT JIMMIE JOHNSONs TURNING.

JOHNSONs TURNING.

THAT ENGINE SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THAT ENGINE SOUNDS LIKE IT IS SINGING A PRETTY GOOD SONG THERE SINGING A PRETTY GOOD SONG THERETO ME AS SHE IS GOING BY.

TO ME AS SHE IS GOING BY.

OVER THERE AT 9.

OVER THERE AT 9.

A HEV 50E9.

A HEV 50E9.

MAYBE 950.

MAYBE 950.

THAT'S OUT THERE BY YOURSELF.

THAT'S OUT THERE BY YOURSELF.

NOW, IF HE WAS BEHIND SOMEBODY NOW, IF HE WAS BEHIND SOMEBODY WE WOULD SEE 9200 BECAUSE YOU WE WOULD SEE 9200 BECAUSE YOU LITTLE A HELP DOWN THROUGH THERE LITTLE A HELP DOWN THROUGH THEREDRAFTWISE.

DRAFTWISE.

WON'T TURN THAT MUCH UP THE WON'T TURN THAT MUCH UP THE BACK.

BACK.

PROBABLY SEE 8200 UP THE BACK.

PROBABLY SEE 8200 UP THE BACK.

>> WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ALL OF >> WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ALL OFTHIS, MATT? THIS, MATT? >> I TELL YOU WHAT, D.

WITHIN, >> I TELL YOU WHAT, D.

WITHIN, CERTAINLY DOESN'T NEED ANYMORE CERTAINLY DOESN'T NEED ANYMORE MOTIVATION TO WIN.

MOTIVATION TO WIN.

WHAT HE WOULD CONSIDER HIS HOME WHAT HE WOULD CONSIDER HIS HOME TRACK.

TRACK.

A FEW LAPS AGO ON THE RADIO, A FEW LAPS AGO ON THE RADIO, SAID HIS CAR IS STILL LOOSE AND SAID HIS CAR IS STILL LOOSE AND HE SAYS IT IS LOOSE.

HE SAYS IT IS LOOSE.

EVERYWHERE.

EVERYWHERE.

THEY ARE PLANNING ON PITTING FOR THEY ARE PLANNING ON PITTING FORFOUR TIRES IN ABOUT ANOTHER 15 FOUR TIRES IN ABOUT ANOTHER 15 TO 16 LAPS.

>> NOW HERE IS THE BATTLE OF THIRD ON BACK.

THIRD ON BACK.

RAUFTY WALLACE, STEWART, JARRETT RAUFTY WALLACE, STEWART, JARRETTCRAVEN.

CRAVEN.

>> I USUALLY CALL IN AND TELL >> I USUALLY CALL IN AND TELL HIM I AM LOOSE AND HE WOULD SAY HIM I AM LOOSE AND HE WOULD SAY WELL, YOU MIGHT BE, BUT YOU ARE WELL, YOU MIGHT BE, BUT YOU ARE LEADING THE RACE SO LEAVE IT LEADING THE RACE SO LEAVE IT ALONE, IN OTHER WORDS.

ALONE, IN OTHER WORDS.

>> YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THOSE >> YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHAT THOSE GUYS ARE THINKING.

GUYS ARE THINKING.

YOU KNOW THE NATURE OF THIS YOU KNOW THE NATURE OF THIS PLACE.

PLACE.

THE MORE RUBBER DOWN, THE MORE THE MORE RUBBER DOWN, THE MORE THE TRACK TEMPERATURE COMES UP, THE TRACK TEMPERATURE COMES UP, THE TRACK GETS TIGHTER AND THE TRACK GETS TIGHTER AND TIGHTER AND YOU ARE SO AFRAID TO TIGHTER AND YOU ARE SO AFRAID TOTIGHTEN IT UP THAT YOU WILL JUMP TIGHTEN IT UP THAT YOU WILL JUMPTHAT FENCE AND NOW WILL BE FROM THAT FENCE AND NOW WILL BE FROM A LITTLE LOOSE TO PUSH.

A LITTLE LOOSE TO PUSH.

>> HERE IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

>> HERE IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN.

YOU WILL RUN HIGH FOR A WHILE YOU WILL RUN HIGH FOR A WHILE BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR CAR BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR CAR LIKE YOU WANT IT.

LIKE YOU WANT IT.

AS SOON AS YOU GET THIS CAR LIKE AS SOON AS YOU GET THIS CAR LIKEYOU WANTED, YOU WILL BE RIGHT YOU WANTED, YOU WILL BE RIGHT DOWN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE GUY DOWN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE GUY THAT WINS THIS RACE WILL RUN THAT WINS THIS RACE WILL RUN AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK WHEN THE DAY IS OVER.

RACETRACK WHEN THE DAY IS OVER.

RIGHT NOW YOU CAN RUN ANYWHERE.

RIGHT NOW YOU CAN RUN ANYWHERE.

THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS THAT'S WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS JOINT.

JOINT.

FIND A PLACE WHERE YOUR CAR WILL FIND A PLACE WHERE YOUR CAR WILLHANDLE GOOD AND DRIVE IT THERE HANDLE GOOD AND DRIVE IT THERE FOR A WHILE.

FOR A WHILE.

>> SIX DIFFERENT LEADERS IN THE >> SIX DIFFERENT LEADERS IN THE FIRST 51 LAPS.

>> THERE IS TWO SECONDS.

JIMMIE JOHNSON, TO KURT BUSCH JIMMIE JOHNSON, TO KURT BUSCH AND THREE SECONDS BACK TO RUSTY AND THREE SECONDS BACK TO RUSTY WALLACE FROM BUSCH.

>> 13th DALE JR.

>> MARK MARTIN 17th.

POLE SITTER NEWMAN BACK IN 20th.

POLE SITTER NEWMAN BACK IN 20th.

>> ONLY TWO CARS IN THE GARAGE >> ONLY TWO CARS IN THE GARAGE AREA, KENNY SCHRADER, ENGINE AREA, KENNY SCHRADER, ENGINE FAILURE ON THE FOURTH LAP AND FAILURE ON THE FOURTH LAP AND SHAUNA ROBINSON SPUN AND BACKED SHAUNA ROBINSON SPUN AND BACKED IT INTO THE WALL ON LAP 18, IT INTO THE WALL ON LAP 18, BRINGING OUT THE RACE'S ONLY BRINGING OUT THE RACE'S ONLY CAUTION SO FAR.

CAUTION SO FAR.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> BUSH CAME AWAY FROM THE AREA >> BUSH CAME AWAY FROM THE AREA AND WORKED HIS WAY ALL THE WAY AND WORKED HIS WAY ALL THE WAY UP TO SECOND.

UP TO SECOND.

ABOUT TEN LAPS INTO THE RUN HE ABOUT TEN LAPS INTO THE RUN HE SAID THERE IS SOME REASON I HAVE SAID THERE IS SOME REASON I HAVENO FORWARD BITE.

NO FORWARD BITE.

THAT PROBLEM HAS CERTAINLY GONE THAT PROBLEM HAS CERTAINLY GONE AWAY.

AWAY.

HIS ONLY COMPLAINT RIGHT NOW HE HIS ONLY COMPLAINT RIGHT NOW HE IS A LITTLE BIT FREE OFF.

IS A LITTLE BIT FREE OFF.

HIS CREW CHIEF HAS TOLD HIM A HIS CREW CHIEF HAS TOLD HIM A COUPLE OF TIMES THAT HE IS COUPLE OF TIMES THAT HE IS FASTER THAN THE LEADER.

FASTER THAN THE LEADER.

>> AND WHAT HE MEANS BY NO >> AND WHAT HE MEANS BY NO FORWARD BITE, WHEN HE GOES TO FORWARD BITE, WHEN HE GOES TO PUT THE THROTTLE DOWN THE REAR PUT THE THROTTLE DOWN THE REAR WHEELS ARE WANTING TO SLIDE OR WHEELS ARE WANTING TO SLIDE OR SPIN.

SPIN.

NOT HOOKING UP TO THE RACETRACK.

NOT HOOKING UP TO THE RACETRACK.

>> DALE JARRETT, UNDERNEATH TONY >> DALE JARRETT, UNDERNEATH TONYSTEWART.

STEWART.

FOR FOURTH PLACE.

FOR FOURTH PLACE.

>> THE ONLY THING YOU GOT TO BE >> THE ONLY THING YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL WITH, NO FORWARD BITE CAREFUL WITH, NO FORWARD BITE AND A LITTLE LOOSE OFF.

AND A LITTLE LOOSE OFF.

THAT'S FAST.

THAT'S FAST.

A DRIVER CAN MANAGE THAT.

A DRIVER CAN MANAGE THAT.

BUT YOU GOT TO BE ON YOUR TOES BUT YOU GOT TO BE ON YOUR TOES BECAUSE THAT THING CAN JUMP OUT BECAUSE THAT THING CAN JUMP OUT FROM UNDER YOU IN A HEART BEAT.

FROM UNDER YOU IN A HEART BEAT.

>> YOU DON'T WANT TO BE LOOSE >> YOU DON'T WANT TO BE LOOSE GETTING IN THE CORNERS.

GETTING IN THE CORNERS.

>> AT 200 MILES AN HOUR PLUS YOU >> AT 200 MILES AN HOUR PLUS YOUGOT TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE IN HERE GOT TO BE ABLE TO DRIVE IN HERE OR YOU CAN'T GO ANYWHERE.

OR YOU CAN'T GO ANYWHERE.

>> THIS IS THE CLASSIC STORY OF >> THIS IS THE CLASSIC STORY OF HERE IN MICHIGAN.

HERE IN MICHIGAN.

CAR DROPS TO THE BOTTOM AND CAR DROPS TO THE BOTTOM AND TAKES THE POSITION.

TAKES THE POSITION.

THE CAR ON THE OUTSIDE HAS THE THE CAR ON THE OUTSIDE HAS THE MOMENTUM A LITTLE MORE RPM MOMENTUM A LITTLE MORE RPM COMING OFF AND TAKES IT BACK COMING OFF AND TAKES IT BACK FROM AND THE OTHER THING IS, THE FROM AND THE OTHER THING IS, THEGUY ON THE OUTSIDE KEEPS THE GUY GUY ON THE OUTSIDE KEEPS THE GUYON THE INSIDE PINCHED DOWN ALL ON THE INSIDE PINCHED DOWN ALL THE TIME.

THE TIME.

HE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO LET THAT HE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO LET THAT CAR COME OUT TO THE WALL AND CAR COME OUT TO THE WALL AND MAKE THE PASS AND IT JUST CAN'T MAKE THE PASS AND IT JUST CAN'T HAPPEN.

HAPPEN.

IF THE GUY YOU ARE PASSING IF THE GUY YOU ARE PASSING DOESN'T LET IT HAPPEN.

DOESN'T LET IT HAPPEN.

THEY COULD RUN SIDE BY SIDE LIKE THEY COULD RUN SIDE BY SIDE LIKETHIS FOR 20 LAPS.

THIS FOR 20 LAPS.

>> BE A GOOD THING FOR THE FANS.

>> BE A GOOD THING FOR THE FANS.

CHERYL CROWE SIGNING >>> JIMMIE JOHNSON IS TWO SECONDS UP ON KURT BUSCH.

SECONDS UP ON KURT BUSCH.

HE IS 8 SECONDS AHEAD OF RUSTY HE IS 8 SECONDS AHEAD OF RUSTY WALLACE.

WALLACE.

DALE JARRETT, STERLING MARLIN.

DALE JARRETT, STERLING MARLIN.

FRONT FIVE.

FRONT FIVE.

AND DON'T FORGET RIGHT AFTER AND DON'T FORGET RIGHT AFTER TODAY'S RACE ON FOX WE WILL HAVE TODAY'S RACE ON FOX WE WILL HAVEEXTENDED POST RACE COVERAGE FOR EXTENDED POST RACE COVERAGE FOR YOU ON SPEED CHANNEL.

YOU ON SPEED CHANNEL.

RIGHT AFTER WE GO OFF THE AIR, RIGHT AFTER WE GO OFF THE AIR, SPEED CHANNEL WILL HAVE MORE SPEED CHANNEL WILL HAVE MORE INTERVIEWS AND RACE ANALYSIS.

INTERVIEWS AND RACE ANALYSIS.

IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING SPEED IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING SPEED CHANNEL CALL 1-888-22-SPEED.

CHANNEL CALL 1-888-22-SPEED.

EXTENDED POST RACE COVERAGE.

EXTENDED POST RACE COVERAGE.

CALL 1-88-22-SPEED.

CALL 1-88-22-SPEED.

>> THAT CAR RIGHT THERE, THE 48 >> THAT CAR RIGHT THERE, THE 48 CAR, AND THE 97, THEY HAVE RUN CAR, AND THE 97, THEY HAVE RUN OFF AND LEFT EVERYBODY ELSE.

OFF AND LEFT EVERYBODY ELSE.

THEY ARE IN A LEAGUE ALL THEIR THEY ARE IN A LEAGUE ALL THEIR OWN.

OWN.

RUNNING IN THE HIGH 41s, LOW RUNNING IN THE HIGH 41s, LOW 42s.

42s.

EVERYBODY ELSE IS UP IN THE EVERYBODY ELSE IS UP IN THE MID42s.

MID42s.

>> DALE JARRETT, CURRENTLY >> DALE JARRETT, CURRENTLY RUNNING IN FOURTH PLACE.

RUNNING IN FOURTH PLACE.

BETWEEN RUSTY WALLACE AND BETWEEN RUSTY WALLACE AND STERLING MARLIN, DOING IN-CAR STERLING MARLIN, DOING IN-CAR AUDIO TWEEN BETWEEN JARRETT.

AUDIO TWEEN BETWEEN JARRETT.

>> CHECK WITH NASCAR AND MAKE >> CHECK WITH NASCAR AND MAKE SURE THAT I'M RIGHT AND WE COULD SURE THAT I'M RIGHT AND WE COULDGO OUT OF THE PITS AND CAN GO OUT OF THE PITS AND CAN STRADDLE THAT WHITE LINE DOWN STRADDLE THAT WHITE LINE DOWN THERE ON THE BOTTOM.

THERE ON THE BOTTOM.

>> IT SAYS HERE ON THIS SHEET >> IT SAYS HERE ON THIS SHEET THE TIRE IS BELOW THE WHITE LINE THE TIRE IS BELOW THE WHITE LINEUNTIL YOU GET THROUGH TURN TWO UNTIL YOU GET THROUGH TURN TWO >> I WENT LUP AND ASKED HIM THAT >> I WENT LUP AND ASKED HIM THATWE COULD STRADDLE THAT LINE.

WE COULD STRADDLE THAT LINE.

>> AND WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT >> AND WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT UNDER GREEN, WHEN YOU LEAVE THE UNDER GREEN, WHEN YOU LEAVE THE PITS DOWN IN TURN ONE AND TWO, PITS DOWN IN TURN ONE AND TWO, TALKING ABOUT EITHER KEEPING TALKING ABOUT EITHER KEEPING BOTH SIDES OF THE TIRE, RIGHT BOTH SIDES OF THE TIRE, RIGHT AND LEFT SIDE, BELOW THAT WHITE AND LEFT SIDE, BELOW THAT WHITE LINE RIGHT THERE WHERE YOU SEE LINE RIGHT THERE WHERE YOU SEE HE IS RUNNING AROUND RIGHT NOW HE IS RUNNING AROUND RIGHT NOW OR DO YOU HAVE TO STRADDLE IT? OR DO YOU HAVE TO STRADDLE IT? I'M GETTING A CONFIRMATION YOU I'M GETTING A CONFIRMATION YOU ONLY HAVE TO HAVE THE LEFT SIDES ONLY HAVE TO HAVE THE LEFT SIDESBELOW IT AND ONCE YOU GET INTO BELOW IT AND ONCE YOU GET INTO THE BACK STRETCH YOU CAN BLEND THE BACK STRETCH YOU CAN BLEND IN.

IN.

>> SO YOU CAN STRADDLE IT? >> SO YOU CAN STRADDLE IT? >> YES.

>> YES.

>> THAT'S THE ANSWER TO THE >> THAT'S THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION, I THINK.

QUESTION, I THINK.

>> NASCAR'S TRYING TO AVOID IS >> NASCAR'S TRYING TO AVOID IS CARS COMING OFF THE PIT LANE AND CARS COMING OFF THE PIT LANE ANDSHOOTING RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF SHOOTING RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF TRAFFIC TRAFFIC >> IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

>> IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE.

>> UNDER GREEN ONLY.

>> UNDER GREEN ONLY.

>> YOU GO DOWN ON THAT CORNER >> YOU GO DOWN ON THAT CORNER AND YOU WANT TO RUN TO THE AND YOU WANT TO RUN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK.

BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK.

YOU DON'T WANT SOMEBODY COMING YOU DON'T WANT SOMEBODY COMING OUT OF THE PITS IN THE RAY.

OUT OF THE PITS IN THE RAY.

>> MAST MAKING AN UNSCHEDULED >> MAST MAKING AN UNSCHEDULED PIT STOP AND JUNIE DON LEVY PIT STOP AND JUNIE DON LEVY RECOVERING FROM AN AUTO ACCIDENT RECOVERING FROM AN AUTO ACCIDENTEARLIER IN THE WEEK.

EARLIER IN THE WEEK.

>> GOOD TO HEAR THAT JUNIE IS AT >> GOOD TO HEAR THAT JUNIE IS ATTHE TRACK AND OKAY AFTER GETTING THE TRACK AND OKAY AFTER GETTINGT-BONED, HE AND JASON AT 60 TO T-BONED, HE AND JASON AT 60 TO 70 MILES AN HOUR.

70 MILES AN HOUR.

CAR SHOOTING OUT OF A SIDE CAR SHOOTING OUT OF A SIDE STREET.

STREET.

BUT, JUNIE BANGED UP, BUT AT THE BUT, JUNIE BANGED UP, BUT AT THETRACK AND OKAY.

TRACK AND OKAY.

>> ROBBY GORDON IN THE 31 CAR, >> ROBBY GORDON IN THE 31 CAR, WILL START TO SEE A LOT OF THE WILL START TO SEE A LOT OF THE GUYS ON THE VERGE OF GOING A LAP GUYS ON THE VERGE OF GOING A LAPDOWN ARE GETTING CLOSE TO DOWN ARE GETTING CLOSE TO SCHEDULED PIT ROAD TIME, TRYING SCHEDULED PIT ROAD TIME, TRYING TO GET THAT ADVANTAGE OF FOUR TO GET THAT ADVANTAGE OF FOUR FRESH TIRES.

FRESH TIRES.

>> THIS IS GORDON'S HOME TRACK >> THIS IS GORDON'S HOME TRACK AS WELL.

AS WELL.

HE IS FROM ORANGE, CALIFORNIA.

HE IS FROM ORANGE, CALIFORNIA.

REMEMBER, HE STILL HAS A HOUSE REMEMBER, HE STILL HAS A HOUSE WHERE HIS DAD IS STILL LIVING WHERE HIS DAD IS STILL LIVING AND THE GARAGE OUT BACK AND THE GARAGE OUT BACK MAINTAINS THEIR OFF-ROAD RACERS.

>> TROUBLE IN TURN TWO.

>> 21 CAR LOOKS LIKE HE WENT >> 21 CAR LOOKS LIKE HE WENT AROUND OVER THERE.

AROUND OVER THERE.

>> WE STAYED GREEN.

>> WE STAYED GREEN.

>> IT HAS GOT A LEFT REAR TIRE >> IT HAS GOT A LEFT REAR TIRE DOWN RIGHT THERE.

DOWN RIGHT THERE.

>> JEFF HAMMOND? >> JEFF HAMMOND? >> GENTLEMEN, WHAT I HAVE BEEN >> GENTLEMEN, WHAT I HAVE BEEN WATCHING IS 291 CAR STARTED 7th WATCHING IS 291 CAR STARTED 7th TODAY.

TODAY.

FOR SOME REASON, LISTEN TO SOME FOR SOME REASON, LISTEN TO SOME OF THE CONVERSATION.

OF THE CONVERSATION.

HIS CAR HAS BEEN EXTREMELY LOOSE HIS CAR HAS BEEN EXTREMELY LOOSEALSO.

ALSO.

WE CAN SEE HE HAS A FLAT LEFT WE CAN SEE HE HAS A FLAT LEFT REAR TIRE.

REAR TIRE.

TRYING TO STAY IN FRONT OF THE TRYING TO STAY IN FRONT OF THE LEADERS AND KNOWING IT WAS LEADERS AND KNOWING IT WAS GETTING TIME TO PIT.

GETTING TIME TO PIT.

I'M SURE THAT WAS ONE OF THE I'M SURE THAT WAS ONE OF THE CONCERNS.

CONCERNS.

>> JEFF, THE SUN IS OUT TODAY.

>> JEFF, THE SUN IS OUT TODAY.

MUCH HOTTER AND A LOT LESS GRIP.

MUCH HOTTER AND A LOT LESS GRIP.

THE CARS ARE AUTOMATICALLY GOING THE CARS ARE AUTOMATICALLY GOINGTO BE LOOSE.

TO BE LOOSE.

>> HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED.

>> HERE IS WHAT HAPPENED.

TO ELLIOTT SAD LE.

TO ELLIOTT SAD LE.

>> I THINK HIS LEFT REAR WAS >> I THINK HIS LEFT REAR WAS DOWN AND HE JUST CHASED IT UP DOWN AND HE JUST CHASED IT UP THE RACETRACK AND DID A GREAT THE RACETRACK AND DID A GREAT JOB OF KEEPING IT OUT OF THE JOB OF KEEPING IT OUT OF THE FENCE, ACTUALLY.

FENCE, ACTUALLY.

>> WE STAY UNDER GREEN.

>> WE STAY UNDER GREEN.

ONLY ONE CAUTION SO FAR.

ONLY ONE CAUTION SO FAR.

THAT FOR SHAUNA ROBINSON'S CRASH THAT FOR SHAUNA ROBINSON'S CRASHAT LAP 18.

AT LAP 18.

>> ELLIOTT SHADLER MADE TO IT >> ELLIOTT SHADLER MADE TO IT PIT ROAD SO WE STAYED GREEN.

PIT ROAD SO WE STAYED GREEN.

NO PROBLEM NO PROBLEM >> AND LARRY, YOU KNOW, ITCH THE >> AND LARRY, YOU KNOW, ITCH THETRACK IS OVERCAST LIGHT WAS TRACK IS OVERCAST LIGHT WAS YESTERDAY AND IT IS COOL, YOU YESTERDAY AND IT IS COOL, YOU WILL HAVE FRONT GRIP.

WILL HAVE FRONT GRIP.

WHEN THE TRACK GETS LOOSE — HOT WHEN THE TRACK GETS LOOSE — HOTLIKE THIS, SUNSHINE, YOU WILL LIKE THIS, SUNSHINE, YOU WILL LOSE THE BACK END.

LOSE THE BACK END.

THAT WILL BE THE FIRST THING THAT WILL BE THE FIRST THING THAT GOES.

THAT GOES.

>> DARRELL, THIS TRACK IS HOME >> DARRELL, THIS TRACK IS HOME OF KEVIN HARVICK.

OF KEVIN HARVICK.

HE IS NOT HAVING A GREAT DAY.

HE IS NOT HAVING A GREAT DAY.

ONLY THREE SECONDS OUT IN FRONT ONLY THREE SECONDS OUT IN FRONT OF THE RACE LEADER JIMMY JONSON.

OF THE RACE LEADER JIMMY JONSON.

>> THEY ARE IN JEOPARDY OF GOING >> THEY ARE IN JEOPARDY OF GOINGA LAP DOWN PRETTY QUICK.

A LAP DOWN PRETTY QUICK.

>> HE RESTARTED AFTER THAT >> HE RESTARTED AFTER THAT CAUTION BY VIRTUE OF CHANGING CAUTION BY VIRTUE OF CHANGING TWO TIRES BACK IN FOURTH.

TWO TIRES BACK IN FOURTH.

YOU AND I TALKED TO KEVIN THIS YOU AND I TALKED TO KEVIN THIS MORNING AND SAID LARRY, AND THIS MORNING AND SAID LARRY, AND THISIS THE CAR HE WON CHICAGO WITH IS THE CAR HE WON CHICAGO WITH AND THIS RACETRACK IS SIMILAR TO AND THIS RACETRACK IS SIMILAR TOCHICAGO.

CHICAGO.

HE SAID WE JUST CANNOT FIND A HE SAID WE JUST CANNOT FIND A HANDLE FOR THIS RACE CAR.

>> THIS IS ONE OF THOSE PLACES WHERE IT COULD BE ANYTHING.

WHERE IT COULD BE ANYTHING.

COULD BE THE SETUP, AERODYNAMIC, COULD BE THE SETUP, AERODYNAMIC,COULD BE LACK OF FORCE POWER.

COULD BE LACK OF FORCE POWER.

IT COULD BE ALL KINDS OF THINGS IT COULD BE ALL KINDS OF THINGS AT THIS PARTICULAR RACETRACK TO AT THIS PARTICULAR RACETRACK TO KEEP YOU FROM RUNNING WELL.

KEEP YOU FROM RUNNING WELL.

>> RICHARD CHILLED RELS RACING >> RICHARD CHILLED RELS RACING HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME OF IT.

HAS HAD A TOUGH TIME OF IT.

HERE IS JIMMIE JOHNSON OUR HERE IS JIMMIE JOHNSON OUR LEADER, HARVICK IN DANGER OF LEADER, HARVICK IN DANGER OF GOING A LAP DOWN.

GOING A LAP DOWN.

AND THEY HAVE TORN UP A BUNCH OF AND THEY HAVE TORN UP A BUNCH OFCARS IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

CARS IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

BOTH THE BUSCH AND THE WINSTON BOTH THE BUSCH AND THE WINSTON CUP RACE.

CUP RACE.

>> JOHN ANDRETTI IN THE 43 CAR, >> JOHN ANDRETTI IN THE 43 CAR, THE DODGE, HE IS ON PIT ROAD.

THE DODGE, HE IS ON PIT ROAD.

A LOT OF TIMES UNDER GREEN FLAG A LOT OF TIMES UNDER GREEN FLAG STOPS, SEEMS LIKE THE DODGE, STOPS, SEEMS LIKE THE DODGE, DODGE TEAM HAVE TO PIT FIRST AND DODGE TEAM HAVE TO PIT FIRST ANDNOT GETTING QUITE THE FUEL NOT GETTING QUITE THE FUEL MILEAGE THAT SOME OF THE OTHER MILEAGE THAT SOME OF THE OTHER CARS ARE GETTING.

CARS ARE GETTING.

HERE COMES OUR LEADER, JIMMIE HERE COMES OUR LEADER, JIMMIE JOHNSON.

JOHNSON.

55 MILES AN HOUR, STARTING RIGHT 55 MILES AN HOUR, STARTING RIGHTTHERE.

THERE.

>> HE HAS GOT A LONG WAY TO GO >> HE HAS GOT A LONG WAY TO GO UNTIL HE GETS TO HIS PIT BOX.

UNTIL HE GETS TO HIS PIT BOX.

>> KEVIN HARVICK COMES IN WITH >> KEVIN HARVICK COMES IN WITH HIM.

HIM.

SO DOES CASEY ATWOOD ON THIS SO DOES CASEY ATWOOD ON THIS LAP.

LAP.

AND TONY STEWART IS IN.

AND TONY STEWART IS IN.

HERE IS MATT.

HERE IS MATT.

>> WELL, ON THE RADIO TONY WAS >> WELL, ON THE RADIO TONY WAS TALKING TO HIS CREW CHIEF, TALKING TO HIS CREW CHIEF, ZIPADELLI AND SAID THE CAR IS ZIPADELLI AND SAID THE CAR IS TIGHT ON ENTRY AND EVEN MORE TIGHT ON ENTRY AND EVEN MORE SNUG IN THE CENTER.

SNUG IN THE CENTER.

ZIPY DID NOT WANT TO OVERADJUST ZIPY DID NOT WANT TO OVERADJUST AND SAYS DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

AND SAYS DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

YOU CANNOT HURT IT.

YOU CANNOT HURT IT.

SO THEY WILL MAKE A CHASSIS SO THEY WILL MAKE A CHASSIS ADJUSTMENT ON THE 20 CAR.

ADJUSTMENT ON THE 20 CAR.

MEANWHILE, THE 48 CAR, JIMMIE MEANWHILE, THE 48 CAR, JIMMIE JOHNSON IS IN.

JOHNSON IS IN.

YOU CAN SEE THE WEDGE IN THE YOU CAN SEE THE WEDGE IN THE BACK WINDOW.

BACK WINDOW.

A TRACK BAR ADJUST MANY.

A TRACK BAR ADJUST MANY.

REMEMBER, TOOK ON TWO TIRES ON REMEMBER, TOOK ON TWO TIRES ON HIS FIRST STOP.

HIS FIRST STOP.

MEANWHILE, YOU CAN SEE THE MEANWHILE, YOU CAN SEE THE ADJUSTMENT OVER THE BACK OF THE ADJUSTMENT OVER THE BACK OF THE 20 CAR.

20 CAR.

THEY TOO WILL TAKE FOUR TIRES.

THEY TOO WILL TAKE FOUR TIRES.

THE 48 IS DOWN AND AWAY AS IS THE 48 IS DOWN AND AWAY AS IS THE 29.

THE 29.

>> JERRY NADEAU IS IN.

>> JERRY NADEAU IS IN.

JOE NEMECHEK ON PIT ROAD.

JOE NEMECHEK ON PIT ROAD.

HERE COMES STERLING MARLIN, MIKE HERE COMES STERLING MARLIN, MIKESKINNER, RUSTY WALLACE, RICKY SKINNER, RUSTY WALLACE, RICKY CRAVEN AND JEFF GORDON.

CRAVEN AND JEFF GORDON.

>> I THINK WE'LL SEE EVERYBODY >> I THINK WE'LL SEE EVERYBODY AFTER THESE 50 LAPS, 45 OR 50 AFTER THESE 50 LAPS, 45 OR 50 LAPS OF CHANGING FOUR TIRES.

LAPS OF CHANGING FOUR TIRES.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> DALE JARRETT ON HIS WAY TO >> DALE JARRETT ON HIS WAY TO HIS PIT STOP.

HIS PIT STOP.

WILL PUT FOUR TIRES ON THE CAR, WILL PUT FOUR TIRES ON THE CAR, WHICH IS NO SURPRISE.

WHICH IS NO SURPRISE.

THAT'S WHAT THEY DID IN THE LAST THAT'S WHAT THEY DID IN THE LASTROUND.

ROUND.

JARRETT, BRINGS TO IT A HALT.

JARRETT, BRINGS TO IT A HALT.

HIS FRONT CARRIER IS DARREN, THE HIS FRONT CARRIER IS DARREN, THEREAR CARRIER, MIKE AND JASON.

REAR CARRIER, MIKE AND JASON.

CHANGE TIRES.

CHANGE TIRES.

A NEW JACKMAN, JOHN BRIAN A NEW JACKMAN, JOHN BRIAN STARTED LAST WEEK.

STARTED LAST WEEK.

LARRY PRICE, THE GAS MAN AND LARRY PRICE, THE GAS MAN AND CATCHES THE GAS.

CATCHES THE GAS.

>> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

HAS BEEN >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

HAS BEEN IN AND OUT.

IN AND OUT.

HERE COMES RUSTY WALLACE OUT OF HERE COMES RUSTY WALLACE OUT OF THE PITS WITH JARRETT AND THE PITS WITH JARRETT AND MARLIN.

MARLIN.

STEVE PARKS IN, WARD BURTON, STEVE PARKS IN, WARD BURTON, BRETT BODINE, MICHAEL WALTRIP BRETT BODINE, MICHAEL WALTRIP AND BILL ELLIOTT PITTING.

AND BILL ELLIOTT PITTING.

CURDT BUSCH IS IN AS WELL AS WE CURDT BUSCH IS IN AS WELL AS WE RIDE WITH WALTRIP.

RIDE WITH WALTRIP.

— EXCUSE ME, IT IS NOT KURT — EXCUSE ME, IT IS NOT KURT BUSCH.

>> A LONG WAY DOWN THAT PIT ROADISN'T IT? ISN'T IT? 55 MILES AN HOUR.

55 MILES AN HOUR.

BEEN OUT THERE RUNNING ALMOST BEEN OUT THERE RUNNING ALMOST 200 MILES AN HOUR.

200 MILES AN HOUR.

>> ALWAYS LIKE TO TALK BEN >> ALWAYS LIKE TO TALK BEN COURAGING THE DRIVER AND ONE OF COURAGING THE DRIVER AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S ENCOURAGE THE THINGS THAT'S ENCOURAGE BEING, WHEN HE COMES BACK OUT ON BEING, WHEN HE COMES BACK OUT ONTHE TRACK AND AHEAD OF PEOPLE THE TRACK AND AHEAD OF PEOPLE THAT HE WAS RACING WITH.

THAT HE WAS RACING WITH.

THAT GIVES HIM A LOT OF THAT GIVES HIM A LOT OF ENCOURAGEMENT.

ENCOURAGEMENT.

>> TRACK BAR JUSTMENT ON HIS CAR >> TRACK BAR JUSTMENT ON HIS CARTHERE.

THERE.

HE SAYS THE CAR WAS VERY TIGHT.

HE SAYS THE CAR WAS VERY TIGHT.

BUT THE CAR, HE SAID WAS EVEN BUT THE CAR, HE SAID WAS EVEN TIGHTER IN DIRTY AIR FROM OTHER TIGHTER IN DIRTY AIR FROM OTHER CARS.

CARS.

HE IS DOWN AND AWAY.

HE IS DOWN AND AWAY.

>> KYLE PETTY, HUT STRICKLAND, >> KYLE PETTY, HUT STRICKLAND, JEFF BURTON PIT AGO LONG WITH JEFF BURTON PIT AGO LONG WITH GRISSOM, BLANEY AND MARK MARTIN.

GRISSOM, BLANEY AND MARK MARTIN.

>> KURT BUSCH CONTINUES TO STAY >> KURT BUSCH CONTINUES TO STAY ON THE RACETRACK.

ON THE RACETRACK.

HE IS GOING TO GET IN THAT HE IS GOING TO GET IN THAT 50-LAP WINDOW.

50-LAP WINDOW.

>> ROUSH CARS ARE UP IN THE TOP >> ROUSH CARS ARE UP IN THE TOP FIVE AND STAYING OUT LONGER.

>> HERE IS BUSH TO THE PIT LANE.

RYAN NEWMAN IS IN.

RYAN NEWMAN IS IN.

>> THAT WOULD BE — I WOULD BE >> THAT WOULD BE — I WOULD BE VERY UNKRJD BY THE FACT THAT IF VERY UNKRJD BY THE FACT THAT IF YOU STAY OUT A LITTLE LONGER YOU STAY OUT A LITTLE LONGER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE, THAT WILL THAN EVERYBODY ELSE, THAT WILL PAY BIG AT THE END OF THE DAY.

PAY BIG AT THE END OF THE DAY.

>> DICK BERGGREN? >> DICK BERGGREN? >> NOT ONLY ARE THEY GETTING >> NOT ONLY ARE THEY GETTING GOOD FUEL MILEAGE COMPARED TO GOOD FUEL MILEAGE COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, THE ROUSH CARS ALSO LAST YEAR, THE ROUSH CARS ALSO HAVE GREATER HORSE POWER.

HAVE GREATER HORSE POWER.

THAT'S A TERRIFIC COMBINATION IF THAT'S A TERRIFIC COMBINATION IFYOU CAN PULL IT OFF.

YOU CAN PULL IT OFF.

BUSH PITS OUT OF THE LEAD AND BUSH PITS OUT OF THE LEAD AND WILL TAKE FOUR TIRES.

WILL TAKE FOUR TIRES.

HAVE GOOD ONES OVER THE WALL.

HAVE GOOD ONES OVER THE WALL.

GILLMAN CHANGES THE FRONT TIRES GILLMAN CHANGES THE FRONT TIRES AND REAR TIRES AND HE HAS 89 AND REAR TIRES AND HE HAS 89 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AT IT.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AT IT.

ANDY THIS YOU ARE MONTH CHANGES ANDY THIS YOU ARE MONTH CHANGES FRONT TIRES.

FRONT TIRES.

A FIVE-YEAR VETERAN IN THESE A FIVE-YEAR VETERAN IN THESE WARS.

WARS.

KURT BUSCH, NICE STOP.

KURT BUSCH, NICE STOP.

>> MATT KENSETH, THE NUMBER-TWO >> MATT KENSETH, THE NUMBER-TWO POINT MAN.

POINT MAN.

THERE IS HIS YELLOW FARD ON PIT THERE IS HIS YELLOW FARD ON PIT ROAD.

ROAD.

LAP 70.

LAP 70.

>> AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING, MIKE >> AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING, MIKE AND LARRY I DON'T BELIEVE WE AND LARRY I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE MADE ENOUGH OUT OF MARK HAVE MADE ENOUGH OUT OF MARK MARTIN, IN MY OPINION, MARTIN, IN MY OPINION, SACRIFICED HIS CREW CHIEF AND SACRIFICED HIS CREW CHIEF AND HIS TEAM FOR KURT BUSCH.

HIS TEAM FOR KURT BUSCH.

AND I KNOW WE HAVEN'T SAID A LOT AND I KNOW WE HAVEN'T SAID A LOTABOUT THAT AND I'M SURE MARK ABOUT THAT AND I'M SURE MARK WOULDN'T EITHER BUT LOOK WHAT WOULDN'T EITHER BUT LOOK WHAT THE RESULT IS AND THAT'S THE THE RESULT IS AND THAT'S THE KIND OF GUY THAT I THINK MARK KIND OF GUY THAT I THINK MARK MARTIN IS.

MARTIN IS.

HE IS A TEAM PLAYER AND KNEW HE IS A TEAM PLAYER AND KNEW THAT KURT NEEDED A CREW CHIEF THAT KURT NEEDED A CREW CHIEF LIKE FENNIG TO WORK WITH A GOOD LIKE FENNIG TO WORK WITH A GOOD DRIVER AND MARK SACRIFICED, I DRIVER AND MARK SACRIFICED, I THINK.

THINK.

>> LABONTE SLOW IN THE BACK >> LABONTE SLOW IN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY AND NOW DOWN ON THE STRAIGHTAWAY AND NOW DOWN ON THESTACK APRON.

>>> 75 LAPS COMPLETE.

ALMOST 1/3 DISTANCE.

ALMOST 1/3 DISTANCE.

KURT BUSCH HAS PASSED JIMMIE KURT BUSCH HAS PASSED JIMMIE JOHNSON FOR THE LEAD IN THE NAPA JOHNSON FOR THE LEAD IN THE NAPAAUTO PARTS 50 0.

AUTO PARTS 50 0.

>> SOMETHING WE ALWAYS LIKE TO >> SOMETHING WE ALWAYS LIKE TO LOOK AT, WHEN THE GREEN FLAG LOOK AT, WHEN THE GREEN FLAG STOPS, ABOUT A PIT STOP AND THE STOPS, ABOUT A PIT STOP AND THE TWO LAPSE.

TWO LAPSE.

THAT'S WHAT ITS.

THAT'S WHAT ITS.

THAT'S TWO LAPS.

THAT'S TWO LAPS.

THAT'S TWO LAPS INCLUDING THE THAT'S TWO LAPS INCLUDING THE PIT STOP.

PIT STOP.

TONY STEWART AND MARLIN ARE TONY STEWART AND MARLIN ARE DOING THEIR JOB ON PIT ROAD BUT DOING THEIR JOB ON PIT ROAD BUT LOOK RIGHT HERE AT TONY STEWART.

LOOK RIGHT HERE AT TONY STEWART.

SAME AS KURT BUSCH.

SAME AS KURT BUSCH.

AND THAT IS WHERE THAT WAS.

AND THAT IS WHERE THAT WAS.

ON THEIR ENTRANCE, GETTING TO ON THEIR ENTRANCE, GETTING TO PIT ROAD BEFORE THAT 55 MILES AN PIT ROAD BEFORE THAT 55 MILES ANHOUR AND THAT LET KURT BUSCH HOUR AND THAT LET KURT BUSCH CLOSE IN ON JOHNSON ALMOST TWO CLOSE IN ON JOHNSON ALMOST TWO SECONDS.

SECONDS.

DIFFERENCE OF 4 SECONDS THERE IN DIFFERENCE OF 4 SECONDS THERE INTHE TWO LAPS ALONE.

THE TWO LAPS ALONE.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

IT IS A RACE TO GET STOPPED DOWN IT IS A RACE TO GET STOPPED DOWNTO 55.

TO 55.

ANOTHER RACE TO GET STARTED BACK ANOTHER RACE TO GET STARTED BACKUP TO 55.

UP TO 55.

AND WHO CAN DO THAT THE QUICKEST AND WHO CAN DO THAT THE QUICKESTIT PAYS OFF.

IT PAYS OFF.

>> STEWART HAS BEEN WATCHING >> STEWART HAS BEEN WATCHING MICHAEL SHUMACHER'S WHO IS THE MICHAEL SHUMACHER'S WHO IS THE BEST BEST >> I.

>> I.

>> I LOVE TO WATCH HIM.

>> I LOVE TO WATCH HIM.

>> OUR SUBWAY RACE SUMMARY AT 76 >> OUR SUBWAY RACE SUMMARY AT 76LAPS, NINE CHANGES AMONG SIX LAPS, NINE CHANGES AMONG SIX DIFFERENT LEADERS.

DIFFERENT LEADERS.

UNDER GREEN BEEN AVERAGE 180 UNDER GREEN BEEN AVERAGE 180 MILES AN HOUR.

MILES AN HOUR.

31 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP AND JUST 31 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP AND JUSTTHE ONE CAUTION FOR SHAUNA THE ONE CAUTION FOR SHAUNA ROBINSON'S SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT ROBINSON'S SINGLE CAR ACCIDENT AT LAP 18.

AT LAP 18.

>> AND IF YOU WATCHED MICHAEL >> AND IF YOU WATCHED MICHAEL SHUMACHER, THIS MORNING HE WON SHUMACHER, THIS MORNING HE WON AGAIN.

AGAIN.

I THINK THEY WERE IN THE SPANISH I THINK THEY WERE IN THE SPANISH– — >> I'M NOT SURE WHERE HE WAS BUT >> I'M NOT SURE WHERE HE WAS BUTANYWAY, HE WON.

>> KURT BUSCH PASSING BY MIKE SKINNER, ONE OF THE THREE CARS SKINNER, ONE OF THE THREE CARS THAT MADE AN ENGINE CHANGE SINCE THAT MADE AN ENGINE CHANGE SINCEYESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

HAD TO START AT THE BACK.

>> ONLY TWO CARS IN THE GARAGE.

ROBINSON AS WE MENTIONED AND KEN ROBINSON AS WE MENTIONED AND KENSCHRADER, WHO LOST AN ENGINE.

SCHRADER, WHO LOST AN ENGINE.

AT LAP FOUR.

AT LAP FOUR.

DARRELL, IT IS A CONTINUING DARRELL, IT IS A CONTINUING THREAT THIS SEASON, YOUTH VERSUS THREAT THIS SEASON, YOUTH VERSUSEXPERIENCE.

EXPERIENCE.

OUR LEADERS 23 YEARS OLD.

OUR LEADERS 23 YEARS OLD.

OUR RUB E– RUNNERUP IS 26 YEARS OUR RUB E– RUNNERUP IS 26 YEARSOLD.

OLD.

THEN COMES 45-YEAR-OLD RUSTY THEN COMES 45-YEAR-OLD RUSTY WALLACE, 44-YEAR-OLD STERLING WALLACE, 44-YEAR-OLD STERLING MARLIN, 45-YEAR-OLD DALE MARLIN, 45-YEAR-OLD DALE JARRETT.

JARRETT.

TWO KIDS, THREE VETERANS.

TWO KIDS, THREE VETERANS.

IN THE TOP FIVE.

IN THE TOP FIVE.

>> AND THOSE OLD GUYS ARE SAYING >> AND THOSE OLD GUYS ARE SAYING– NOT OLD GUYS, I SHOULDN'T SAY — NOT OLD GUYS, I SHOULDN'T SAYIT THAT WAY, THE OLDER FELLAS IT THAT WAY, THE OLDER FELLAS OUT THERE, THEY ARE SAYING I OUT THERE, THEY ARE SAYING I WISH THEY WOULD SLOW DOWN A WISH THEY WOULD SLOW DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

LITTLE BIT.

THEY ARE HARD ON US.

THEY ARE HARD ON US.

>> THIS RACE RIGHT NOW, WE SEE >> THIS RACE RIGHT NOW, WE SEE THIS ABOUT YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT THIS ABOUT YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT HERE WHERE IT GOATS THIS POINT HERE WHERE IT GOATS THIS POINT OF THE RACE AND KIND OF GET OF THE RACE AND KIND OF GET STRUNG OUT AND HAVE A GREEN FLAG STRUNG OUT AND HAVE A GREEN FLAGRUN, BUT WHAT JEFF HAMMOND WHAT RUN, BUT WHAT JEFF HAMMOND WHAT I REALLY HAD TO DO UNDER THIS I REALLY HAD TO DO UNDER THIS LAST RUN, OUR FIRST LONG RUN.

LAST RUN, OUR FIRST LONG RUN.

I HAVE REALLY HAD TO INTERROGATE I HAVE REALLY HAD TO INTERROGATEMY DRIVER.

MY DRIVER.

WHAT THAT CAR DID, BUT I THANK WHAT THAT CAR DID, BUT I THANK WE'LL SEE EVERYBODY UNDER THESE WE'LL SEE EVERYBODY UNDER THESE GREEN FLAG STOPS CHANGE FOUR GREEN FLAG STOPS CHANGE FOUR TIRES.

TIRES.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE ARE NOT IN A BUT RIGHT NOW WE ARE NOT IN A FUEL MILEAGE STRATEGY.

FUEL MILEAGE STRATEGY.

YOU HAVE TO RUN 61 LAPS THREE YOU HAVE TO RUN 61 LAPS THREE TIMES.

TIMES.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN DO I DON'T THINK ANYBODY CAN DO THAT.

THAT.

>> YOU ARE RIGHT, LARRY.

>> YOU ARE RIGHT, LARRY.

ONE THING I DID NOTICE THAT ONE THING I DID NOTICE THAT DARRELL KIND OF TOUCHED ON THIS, DARRELL KIND OF TOUCHED ON THIS,IS THE GUYS WHO CAME IN CLOSER IS THE GUYS WHO CAME IN CLOSER TO LAP 69, 70, 71, HAVE PUT TO LAP 69, 70, 71, HAVE PUT THEMSELVES IN A UNIQUE POSITION THEMSELVES IN A UNIQUE POSITION BECAUSE OF MAKING IT GO 50 TO 51 BECAUSE OF MAKING IT GO 50 TO 51LAPS ON THE NEXT COUPLE OF RUNS, LAPS ON THE NEXT COUPLE OF RUNS,THEIR LAST STOP COULD BE TWO THEIR LAST STOP COULD BE TWO TIRES AND ONE CAN OF GAS.

TIRES AND ONE CAN OF GAS.

YOU COULD EASILY PICK UP ABOUT 6 YOU COULD EASILY PICK UP ABOUT 6SECONDS ON THE REST OF THE FIELD SECONDS ON THE REST OF THE FIELDIF THEY HAVE TO STAY THERE TO IF THEY HAVE TO STAY THERE TO GET MORE GAS IN THEIR CARS AND GET MORE GAS IN THEIR CARS AND GO FOR THAT SECOND CAN.

GO FOR THAT SECOND CAN.

>> AND THE WAY THAT THE FIELD IS >> AND THE WAY THAT THE FIELD ISNOW SPREAD OUT, I MEAN, WE GOT A NOW SPREAD OUT, I MEAN, WE GOT AFEW CARS RACING EACH OTHER.

FEW CARS RACING EACH OTHER.

BASICALLY FOR 500 MILES HERE, BASICALLY FOR 500 MILES HERE, THERE IS TIMES IN THIS RACE THERE IS TIMES IN THIS RACE WHERE YOU RUN YOUR OWN RACE.

WHERE YOU RUN YOUR OWN RACE.

YOU RUN — YOU ARE RACING THE YOU RUN — YOU ARE RACING THE CLOCK BASICALLY.

CLOCK BASICALLY.

CREWS TELLING YOU HOW FAST YOU CREWS TELLING YOU HOW FAST YOU ARE GOING AND YOU WANT TO ARE GOING AND YOU WANT TO CONSERVE SOME ENGINEWISE AND CONSERVE SOME ENGINEWISE AND FUELWISE.

FUELWISE.

>> ESPECIALLY THE SPOTTERS ON >> ESPECIALLY THE SPOTTERS ON TOP OF THIS GRAND STAND, WILL BE TOP OF THIS GRAND STAND, WILL BECLOCKING THAT LEADER AND CLOCKING THAT LEADER AND WATCHING WHAT LINE HE IS RUNNING WATCHING WHAT LINE HE IS RUNNINGAND MAYBE RELAYING THAT TO THE AND MAYBE RELAYING THAT TO THE DRIVER.

DRIVER.

LOOK, THE LEADER IS RUNNING HIGH LOOK, THE LEADER IS RUNNING HIGHAND LOW IN THREE AND FOUR.

AND LOW IN THREE AND FOUR.

YOU MOVE YOUR CAR AROUND AND YOU MOVE YOUR CAR AROUND AND LET'S SEE IF IT MAKES A LET'S SEE IF IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE.

DIFFERENCE.

HERE YOU CAN SEAT SPOTTERS ON HERE YOU CAN SEAT SPOTTERS ON TOP OF THE GRAND STANDS LOOKING TOP OF THE GRAND STANDS LOOKING DOWN.

DOWN.

>> WHY IS IT YOUR COACH DRIVER >> WHY IS IT YOUR COACH DRIVER AND RICKY CRAVEN'S SPOTTER AND RICKY CRAVEN'S SPOTTER ALWAYS STAND CLOSE TO OUR ALWAYS STAND CLOSE TO OUR CAMERA? CAMERA? >> I THINK HE PAYS THE >> I THINK HE PAYS THE CAMERAMAN.

CAMERAMAN.

>> RUSTY WALLACE CAME IN, TOOK >> RUSTY WALLACE CAME IN, TOOK FOUR TIRES THIS TIME.

FOUR TIRES THIS TIME.

HE HAS BEEN FIGHTING A TIGHT HE HAS BEEN FIGHTING A TIGHT CONDITION AND RAISED THE TRACK CONDITION AND RAISED THE TRACK BAR A QUARTER TURN AND EVEN THE BAR A QUARTER TURN AND EVEN THE AIR PRESSURE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

AIR PRESSURE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> WELL, JEFF GORDON STARTED >> WELL, JEFF GORDON STARTED THIS RACIAL IN 17th POSITION.

THIS RACIAL IN 17th POSITION.

THIS IS A RACE THAT HE HAS WON THIS IS A RACE THAT HE HAS WON ON TWO SEPARATE OWE CHANGES.

ON TWO SEPARATE OWE CHANGES.

RIGHT NOW HE IS RUNNING IN TENTH RIGHT NOW HE IS RUNNING IN TENTHSPOT.

SPOT.

AND DROPPING BACK WITH ALMOST AND DROPPING BACK WITH ALMOST EVERY LAP.

EVERY LAP.

THE CAR GOES BACK AND FORTH THE CAR GOES BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN BEING TOO TIGHT AND TOO BETWEEN BEING TOO TIGHT AND TOO LOOSE.

LOOSE.

GOING TO GET IT FASTER IF GORDON GOING TO GET IT FASTER IF GORDONWILL BREAK THAT 17-RACE LOSING WILL BREAK THAT 17-RACE LOSING STREAK STREAK >> IN THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSION >> IN THE FINAL PRACTICE SESSIONON SATURDAY, EARNHARDT JR.

WAS ON SATURDAY, EARNHARDT JR.

WAS FIGHTING A TIGHT RACE CAR.

FIGHTING A TIGHT RACE CAR.

THEY TRIED TO START THE DAY THEY TRIED TO START THE DAY LOOSE.

LOOSE.

HE HAS BEEN FIGHT A TIGHT CAR HE HAS BEEN FIGHT A TIGHT CAR TODAY.

TODAY.

THE FIRST TOP, — STOP, PULLED THE FIRST TOP, — STOP, PULLED OUT A SPRING WEDGE.

OUT A SPRING WEDGE.

HOW IS YOUR RACE CAR NOW? HOW IS YOUR RACE CAR NOW? >> THE CAR IS REAL TIGHT.

>> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

, HAS EARNED THE MOST POINTS OF ANY EARNED THE MOST POINTS OF ANY OTHER DRIVER ON THE PAST SIX OTHER DRIVER ON THE PAST SIX RACES.

RACES.

HE HAS CHAMPIONSHIP ON HIS MIND HE HAS CHAMPIONSHIP ON HIS MIND AND HAS GOT THE BIGGER PICTURE AND HAS GOT THE BIGGER PICTURE ON HIS MIND TODAY.

ON HIS MIND TODAY.

NO HE JUST HAS TO WAIT UNTIL HE NO HE JUST HAS TO WAIT UNTIL HECAN BRING KNIT TO WORK ON HIS CAN BRING KNIT TO WORK ON HIS RACE CAR.

RACE CAR.

>> 82 LAPS COMPLETE.

>> 82 LAPS COMPLETE.

HERE IS OUR LEADER, KURT BUSCH, HERE IS OUR LEADER, KURT BUSCH, NOW TWO SECONDS OUT IN FRONT OF NOW TWO SECONDS OUT IN FRONT OF >>> WELCOME BACK TO FONTANA.

87 OF 250 LAPS COMPLETE.

87 OF 250 LAPS COMPLETE.

YEAH, KURT BUSCH IN COMMAND OF YEAH, KURT BUSCH IN COMMAND OF THIS RACE NOW BY 4.

2 SECONDS THIS RACE NOW BY 4.

2 SECONDS OVER JIMMIE JOHNSON.

OVER JIMMIE JOHNSON.

>> AND THE REASON WHY, HE IS >> AND THE REASON WHY, HE IS RUNNING 41.

6 LAP TIMES.

RUNNING 41.

6 LAP TIMES.

EVERYBODY BEHIND HIM IS RUNNING EVERYBODY BEHIND HIM IS RUNNING HIGH 41s UP INTO THE 42s.

HIGH 41s UP INTO THE 42s.

I MEAN, I THINK IF I WAS THE I MEAN, I THINK IF I WAS THE CREW CHIEF RIGHT NOW AND IT IS CREW CHIEF RIGHT NOW AND IT IS HARD TO DO WITH THE KIDS, BUT I HARD TO DO WITH THE KIDS, BUT I WOULD BE PULLING BACK ON THAT WOULD BE PULLING BACK ON THAT REIGN A LITTLE BIT.

REIGN A LITTLE BIT.

AND SAY HEY, WE GOT A LONG WAY AND SAY HEY, WE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO.

TO GO.

>> JUST LAPPED HIS TEAMMATE, >> JUST LAPPED HIS TEAMMATE, JEFF BURTON, DALE JARRETT IN JEFF BURTON, DALE JARRETT IN FOURTH, STEWART IN SIXTH,.

FOURTH, STEWART IN SIXTH,.

>> ALWAYS LOVE WHAT JUNIOR >> ALWAYS LOVE WHAT JUNIOR JOHNSON TOLD ME.

JOHNSON TOLD ME.

YOU CAN ALWAYS SLOW THEM DOWN YOU CAN ALWAYS SLOW THEM DOWN BUT YOU CAN'T SPEED THEM UP.

BUT YOU CAN'T SPEED THEM UP.

>> YOU CAN PULL A ROPE BUT YOU >> YOU CAN PULL A ROPE BUT YOU CAN'T PUSH IT.

CAN'T PUSH IT.

IT DON'T WORK.

IT DON'T WORK.

>> THERE YOU GO >> THERE YOU GO >> LaBONTE THERE SPENT SEVERAL >> LaBONTE THERE SPENT SEVERAL LAPS IN THE PITS WITH THE HOOD LAPS IN THE PITS WITH THE HOOD UP.

UP.

CURRENTLY IN 41st.

CURRENTLY IN 41st.

THE LAST CAR RUNNING NINE LAPS THE LAST CAR RUNNING NINE LAPS DOWN.

DOWN.

>> WHAT'S UP THERE HAM BONE? >> WHAT'S UP THERE HAM BONE? >> I'M JUST WONDERING AND >> I'M JUST WONDERING AND LISTENING TO YOU GUYS TALKING LISTENING TO YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT THE DRIVERS AND TRYING TO ABOUT THE DRIVERS AND TRYING TO CONTROL THAT SITUATION.

CONTROL THAT SITUATION.

LET'S JUST SAY THAT YOU ARE THE LET'S JUST SAY THAT YOU ARE THE OWNER, JACK ROUSH AND YOU ARE OWNER, JACK ROUSH AND YOU ARE TAKING JACK'S POSITION TODAY TAKING JACK'S POSITION TODAY HERE, HOW WOULD YOU TELL KURT HERE, HOW WOULD YOU TELL KURT BUSCH IN HIS POINT IN TIME TO BUSCH IN HIS POINT IN TIME TO RUN THAT RACE CAR? RUN THAT RACE CAR? >> WELL, THE ONLY THING TIME >> WELL, THE ONLY THING TIME SAYING IS, IS BE CAUTIOUS.

SAYING IS, IS BE CAUTIOUS.

CONSERVE JUST A LITTLE BIT MANY CONSERVE JUST A LITTLE BIT MANY I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT PHYSICALLY I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT PHYSICALLYOR MENTALLY BUT WORRIED ABOUT MY OR MENTALLY BUT WORRIED ABOUT MYRACE CAR AND YOU CAN DRIVE THESE RACE CAR AND YOU CAN DRIVE THESETHINGS IN THE GROUND.

THINGS IN THE GROUND.

I JUST THINK — IT IS 500 MILES.

I JUST THINK — IT IS 500 MILES.

NOT 400 MIKE MICHIGAN.

NOT 400 MIKE MICHIGAN.

YOU GOT TO SAVE A LITTLE YOU GOT TO SAVE A LITTLE SOMETHING SOMETHING >> AS WE WOULD BE TELLING HIM >> AS WE WOULD BE TELLING HIM RIGHT NOW, FLOAT IT IN THE RIGHT NOW, FLOAT IT IN THE CORNER AND JUST VERY CAREFUL ON CORNER AND JUST VERY CAREFUL ON THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE.

THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE.

YOU GOT — WHEN THAT FINALLY YOU GOT — WHEN THAT FINALLY DOES GIVE UP THAT GRIP, THAT'S DOES GIVE UP THAT GRIP, THAT'S WHERE A LOT OF THE GUYS WILL WHERE A LOT OF THE GUYS WILL START HOLLERING BECAUSE THEY START HOLLERING BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET BACK IN THE THROTTLE WHEN THE CAR NEEDS THE THROTTLE WHEN THE CAR NEEDS TO ROTATE COMING OFF THE CORNER.

TO ROTATE COMING OFF THE CORNER.

>> DICK BERGGREN YOU GOT SOME >> DICK BERGGREN YOU GOT SOME IDEAS? IDEAS? >> I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT KURT >> I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT KURT BUSCH HAS BEEN TOLD AND WHETHER BUSCH HAS BEEN TOLD AND WHETHER IT ITS RIGHT OR WRONG, THE IT ITS RIGHT OR WRONG, THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE KEEP THAT PACE.

INSTRUCTIONS ARE KEEP THAT PACE.

THAT'S WHAT JIMMY FENNIG JUST THAT'S WHAT JIMMY FENNIG JUST TOLD HIM.

TOLD HIM.

>> EXPANDING HIS LEAD NOW TO 5 >> EXPANDING HIS LEAD NOW TO 5 SECONDS.

SECONDS.

ABOUT TO LAP PAST KYLE PETTY AND ABOUT TO LAP PAST KYLE PETTY ANDTHURSDAY, KYLE SPOKE TO HIGH THURSDAY, KYLE SPOKE TO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HERE IN FONTANA, SCHOOL STUDENTS HERE IN FONTANA,STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFE STRESSING THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFEDRIVING.

DRIVING.

TEAM SAFELY 50 0.

TEAM SAFELY 50 0.

KYLE IS THE SPOKESMAN FOR THAT.

KYLE IS THE SPOKESMAN FOR THAT.

HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE CAR CULTURE IS STILL WHERE THE CAR CULTURE IS STILL KING.

KING.

THEY DO HAVE QUITE A FEW ISSUES THEY DO HAVE QUITE A FEW ISSUES IN THIS AREA WITH STREET RACING IN THIS AREA WITH STREET RACING ESPECIALLY AMONG TEENS AND KYLE ESPECIALLY AMONG TEENS AND KYLE WAS OUT THERE TO TRY TO CONVINCE WAS OUT THERE TO TRY TO CONVINCETHOSE KIDS TO SAVE THEIR RACING THOSE KIDS TO SAVE THEIR RACING FOR THE RACETRACK.

FOR THE RACETRACK.

>> TALKING ABOUT KURT BUSCH, >> TALKING ABOUT KURT BUSCH, WHERE HE REALLY HAS TO BE WHERE HE REALLY HAS TO BE CAREFUL, DARRELL IS WHEN HE IS CAREFUL, DARRELL IS WHEN HE IS COMING TO THE LAP CARS, THAT'S COMING TO THE LAP CARS, THAT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL.

WHERE YOU WANT TO BE CAREFUL.

BUT TALKING ABOUT THAT RIGHT BUT TALKING ABOUT THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE, AS LONG AS THAT CAR FRONT TIRE, AS LONG AS THAT CAR IS NOT PUSHING AND TURNING GOOD IS NOT PUSHING AND TURNING GOOD BEING YOU ARE NOT AS CONCERNED BEING YOU ARE NOT AS CONCERNED ABOUT THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE ABOUT THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT SLIDING IT.

BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT SLIDING IT.

YOU ARE NOT ABUSING IT.

YOU ARE NOT ABUSING IT.

IF THAT CAR EVER STARTS PUSHING, IF THAT CAR EVER STARTS PUSHING,THAT'S WHEN YOU TELL THAT DRIVER THAT'S WHEN YOU TELL THAT DRIVERTAKE CARE OF THAT RIGHT FRONT TAKE CARE OF THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE.

TIRE.

DON'T DRIVE THAT THING SO FAR IN DON'T DRIVE THAT THING SO FAR INTHE CORNER.

THE CORNER.

>> THAT'S WHAT I ALWAYS TELL THE >> THAT'S WHAT I ALWAYS TELL THECREW CHIEF.

CREW CHIEF.

THEY SAY TAKE CARE OF THE TIRES, THEY SAY TAKE CARE OF THE TIRES,THE CAR HANDLES GOOD, YOU DON'T THE CAR HANDLES GOOD, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.

HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.

>> AND FOR MORE, DICK BERGGREN.

>> AND FOR MORE, DICK BERGGREN.

>> KURT BUSCH HAS JUST HEARD >> KURT BUSCH HAS JUST HEARD WHAT YOU WANTED HIM TO HEARD.

WHAT YOU WANTED HIM TO HEARD.

JIMMY SAID YOU GET PAST THE FIVE JIMMY SAID YOU GET PAST THE FIVEBACK IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

BACK IT DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

TAKE IT EASY.

TAKE IT EASY.

HE IS OUT THERE.

HE IS OUT THERE.

HE IS STARTING TO TAKE IT EASY HE IS STARTING TO TAKE IT EASY AS YOU SUGGESTED.

AS YOU SUGGESTED.

>> I JUST BELIEVE, JUST STANDING >> I JUST BELIEVE, JUST STANDINGUP HERE WATCHING THE CAR GO UP HERE WATCHING THE CAR GO AROUND THE RACETRACK, HE HAS GOT AROUND THE RACETRACK, HE HAS GOTTHESE CATS COVERED.

THESE CATS COVERED.

AND, YOU KNOW THIS, ISN'T A TIME AND, YOU KNOW THIS, ISN'T A TIMETO BEAT THEM IN THE GROUND.

TO BEAT THEM IN THE GROUND.

LET'S SAVE THAT FOR THE END OF LET'S SAVE THAT FOR THE END OF THE DAY.

THE DAY.

>> WE HEARD ABOUT JEFF GORDON'S >> WE HEARD ABOUT JEFF GORDON'S PROBLEM WHERE THE CAR IS LOOSE PROBLEM WHERE THE CAR IS LOOSE AND HOW DOES A CAR TRANSITION AND HOW DOES A CAR TRANSITION LIKE THAT DURING A RUN? LIKE THAT DURING A RUN? >> IT IS PROBABLY MOSTLY AERO.

>> IT IS PROBABLY MOSTLY AERO.

I THINK THAT DEPENDING ON THE I THINK THAT DEPENDING ON THE TRAFFIC, SEE, HE IS RUNNING ALL TRAFFIC, SEE, HE IS RUNNING ALL BY HIMSELF AND I THINK THAT'S BY HIMSELF AND I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY TWO THINGS, GIVES HIM A PROBABLY TWO THINGS, GIVES HIM ACHANCE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S CHANCE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIS CAR AND WHAT TO WRONG WITH HIS CAR AND WHAT TO TELL THE TEAM.

TELL THE TEAM.

OTHER THING IS, THE CAR DOESN'T OTHER THING IS, THE CAR DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HAPPY IN DIRTY AIR.

SEEM TO BE HAPPY IN DIRTY AIR.

SEEMS TO BE HAPPIER ALL BY SEEMS TO BE HAPPIER ALL BY ITSELF.

ITSELF.

HE IS FIGHTING AN AERO PROBLEM HE IS FIGHTING AN AERO PROBLEM HERE EVERY WEEK WITH THAT CAR.

HERE EVERY WEEK WITH THAT CAR.

HE GETS BACK IN TRAFFIC AND HE HE GETS BACK IN TRAFFIC AND HE CAN'T DRIVE IT.

CAN'T DRIVE IT.

>> BACK IN TENTH PLACE.

>> BACK IN TENTH PLACE.

AND HE IS — LET'S SEE, 42 AND HE IS — LET'S SEE, 42 SECONDS ON HIS LAST LAP.

SECONDS ON HIS LAST LAP.

22 SECONDS OFF THE LEAD.

22 SECONDS OFF THE LEAD.

>> BUT YOU KNOW GUYS, WE >> BUT YOU KNOW GUYS, WE ACTUALLY HAVE THREE CHEVROLETS ACTUALLY HAVE THREE CHEVROLETS IN THE TOP TEN.

IN THE TOP TEN.

THREE RACES AGO NASCAR MADE A THREE RACES AGO NASCAR MADE A CHANGE FOR THE CHEVROLETS.

CHANGE FOR THE CHEVROLETS.

LET THEM STRETCH THE CAR OUT.

LET THEM STRETCH THE CAR OUT.

A MEASUREMENT FROM RIGHT THERE A MEASUREMENT FROM RIGHT THERE TO THE FRONT EDGE THAT WAS 99 TO THE FRONT EDGE THAT WAS 99 INCHS THEY LET THEM ADD AN INCH INCHS THEY LET THEM ADD AN INCH AND A QUARTER.

AND A QUARTER.

YOU COULDN'T HAVE MORE PITCH YOU COULDN'T HAVE MORE PITCH FROM THE FRONT BUM ARE PE BUT FROM THE FRONT BUM ARE PE BUT LET THEM STRETCH THE FRONT OUT LET THEM STRETCH THE FRONT OUT AND THAT PRETTY MUCH MIRRORS AND THAT PRETTY MUCH MIRRORS WHERE THE INTREPID AND THE FORD WHERE THE INTREPID AND THE FORD TAURUS IS.

TAURUS IS.

THAT GIVES YOU MORE FRONT DOWN THAT GIVES YOU MORE FRONT DOWN FORCE.

FORCE.

STRETCHING THAT CAR OUT.

STRETCHING THAT CAR OUT.

TOWARD THE FRONT.

TOWARD THE FRONT.

MATT YOCUM? MATT YOCUM? >> WELL, I TALKED TO ROBBY >> WELL, I TALKED TO ROBBY LOOMIS ON FRIDAY AND JEFF GORDON LOOMIS ON FRIDAY AND JEFF GORDONECHOED HIS SENTIMENTS, THAT THEY ECHOED HIS SENTIMENTS, THAT THEYFELT LIKE THIS CAR HAD THE MOST FELT LIKE THIS CAR HAD THE MOST FRONT DOWN FORCE OF ANY CAR IN FRONT DOWN FORCE OF ANY CAR IN THE STABLE.

THE STABLE.

THEY RAN IT LAST YEAR AND FELT THEY RAN IT LAST YEAR AND FELT LIKE WITH THAT AERO PUSH PROBLEM LIKE WITH THAT AERO PUSH PROBLEMTHE CAR WOULD NOT QUALIFY WELL THE CAR WOULD NOT QUALIFY WELL BECAUSE IT WOULD BE ON THE LOOSE BECAUSE IT WOULD BE ON THE LOOSE– BUT IN TRAFFIC, THAT CAR — BUT IN TRAFFIC, THAT CAR WOULD BE BETTER.

WOULD BE BETTER.

BUT APPARENTLY NOT.

BUT APPARENTLY NOT.

>> NOW, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU >> NOW, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN ADJUST ON A PIT STOP IS THE CAN ADJUST ON A PIT STOP IS THE FENDERS.

FENDERS.

IF YOU NOTICED THE LEFT FRONT IF YOU NOTICED THE LEFT FRONT FENDER ON THIS THING, SEE HOW FENDER ON THIS THING, SEE HOW FAR OUT THERE IT IS? FAR OUT THERE IT IS? AND THAT WILL GIVE YOU A LOT OF AND THAT WILL GIVE YOU A LOT OF LIFT AND PUT A LOT OF DOWN FORCE LIFT AND PUT A LOT OF DOWN FORCEON THE LEFT FRONT.

ON THE LEFT FRONT.

IF THE CAR IS LOOSE n YOU CAN IF THE CAR IS LOOSE n YOU CAN PUSH THAT RIGHT FENDER IN, SO PUSH THAT RIGHT FENDER IN, SO YOU PULL THE LEFT ONE OUT, PLANT YOU PULL THE LEFT ONE OUT, PLANTTHE LEFT FRONT AND PUSH THE THE LEFT FRONT AND PUSH THE RIGHT ONE IN TO GIVE THE CAR A RIGHT ONE IN TO GIVE THE CAR A LITTLE BIT BETTER FUEL HEADING LITTLE BIT BETTER FUEL HEADING DOWN IN THE CORNER, THOSE DOWN IN THE CORNER, THOSE FENDERS ARE CRITICAL AND THE FENDERS ARE CRITICAL AND THE NASCAR GUYS WATCH YOU BUT YOU NASCAR GUYS WATCH YOU BUT YOU CAN PLAY WITH THEM A LITTLE BIT.

CAN PLAY WITH THEM A LITTLE BIT.

>> MAKING YOUR CAR TURN WITH ALL >> MAKING YOUR CAR TURN WITH ALLFRONT DOWN FORCE, IF YOU DON'T FRONT DOWN FORCE, IF YOU DON'T DO IT WITH THE CHASSIS, YOU LOSE DO IT WITH THE CHASSIS, YOU LOSETHAT DOWN FORCE IN TRAFFIC.

THAT DOWN FORCE IN TRAFFIC.

BUT ALL YOU CAN DO IS PULL OR BUT ALL YOU CAN DO IS PULL OR PUSH FENDERS ON PIT STOPS.

PUSH FENDERS ON PIT STOPS.

>> THAT'S ONE THING HE FIGHTS >> THAT'S ONE THING HE FIGHTS EVERY WEEK.

EVERY WEEK.

ALWAYS NOT GOOD IN TRAFFIC.

ALWAYS NOT GOOD IN TRAFFIC.

>> RIGHT NOW HIS LAP TIMES ARE >> RIGHT NOW HIS LAP TIMES ARE MIRRORING THOSE OF OUR LEADER, MIRRORING THOSE OF OUR LEADER, KURT BUSCH.

>> 9 LAPS COMPLETE.

40% DISTANCE.

40% DISTANCE.

MARK MARTIN JUST MADE A STOP FOR MARK MARTIN JUST MADE A STOP FORFOUR TIRES AND EARLIER SPENCER FOUR TIRES AND EARLIER SPENCER CAME IN UNSCHEDULED.

CAME IN UNSCHEDULED.

ONLY 24 LAPS AFTER HE HAD BEEN.

ONLY 24 LAPS AFTER HE HAD BEEN.

HEY, WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE HEY, WHO LIVES IN A PINEAPPLE UNDER THE SEA? UNDER THE SEA? THAT'S SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS.

THAT'S SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS.

>> MY KIDS MUST BE GETTING TOO >> MY KIDS MUST BE GETTING TOO OLD.

OLD.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT SPONGE BOB I DON'T KNOW ABOUT SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS? SQUARE PANTS? IS THAT LIKE FLAT STANLEY? IS THAT LIKE FLAT STANLEY? >> I'M STILL WORKING ON FLAT >> I'M STILL WORKING ON FLAT STANLEY MYSELF.

STANLEY MYSELF.

DID I KNOW ABOUT D.

W.

AND AFTER DID I KNOW ABOUT D.

W.

AND AFTERTHIS YOU ARE, THOUGH.

THIS YOU ARE, THOUGH.

>> I HAD TO COME HOME — CALL >> I HAD TO COME HOME — CALL HOME DURING THE COMMERCIAL TO HOME DURING THE COMMERCIAL TO GET THE EXACT WORDING.

GET THE EXACT WORDING.

>> KENDAL IS 4 AND I STILL DON'T >> KENDAL IS 4 AND I STILL DON'TKNOW.

KNOW.

SPONGE BOB? SPONGE BOB? >> I WILL GET YOU A TAPE.

>> I WILL GET YOU A TAPE.

>> I WILL PAY ATTENTION.

>> I WILL PAY ATTENTION.

YOU KNOW ABOUT VEGGIE TALES? YOU KNOW ABOUT VEGGIE TALES? >> LOVE, VEGGIE TALES.

>> LOVE, VEGGIE TALES.

>> THAT'S WHERE THE LARRY BOY >> THAT'S WHERE THE LARRY BOY COMES FROM.

COMES FROM.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

>> WE'LL FILL YOU IN.

>> DALE JUNIOR HAS DRIFTED BACK A BIT HERE.

A BIT HERE.

HE IS 15th.

>>> REAL TIGHT IN THE MIDDLE.

REAL LOOSE OFF.

REAL LOOSE OFF.

ALL THREE VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

ALL THREE VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

>> LOOSE IN, LOOSE OFF.

>> LOOSE IN, LOOSE OFF.

>> I LOVE THAT.

>> I LOVE THAT.

ALL THREE VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

ALL THREE VERY SERIOUS PROBLEMS.

I AGREE WITH THE CREW CHIEF.

I AGREE WITH THE CREW CHIEF.

TONY.

TONY.

WE HAVE TO FIX THAT LOOSE IN.

WE HAVE TO FIX THAT LOOSE IN.

BECAUSE IF WE FICK THE LOOSE IN, BECAUSE IF WE FICK THE LOOSE IN,IF WE MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO FIX IF WE MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT TO FIX THAT, PROBABLY GOING TO FIX THE THAT, PROBABLY GOING TO FIX THE LOOSE OFF AND GO BACK TO NEWMAN LOOSE OFF AND GO BACK TO NEWMAN A WHILE AGO, GET IT WHERE HE CAN A WHILE AGO, GET IT WHERE HE CANTURN THAT STEERING WHEEL, IT MAY TURN THAT STEERING WHEEL, IT MAYFIX THAT PUSH IN THE MIDDLE.

FIX THAT PUSH IN THE MIDDLE.

>> I WOULD RATHER BE TURNING >> I WOULD RATHER BE TURNING THAT WHEEL TO THE LEFT THAN THAT WHEEL TO THE LEFT THAN HOLDING IT STRAIGHT.

HOLDING IT STRAIGHT.

>> SEE RIGHT THERE, HOW MUCH >> SEE RIGHT THERE, HOW MUCH THEY PUT ON HIM GETTING IN THE THEY PUT ON HIM GETTING IN THE CORNER, HE JUST CAN'T DRIVE IT CORNER, HE JUST CAN'T DRIVE IT IN THE CORNER.

IN THE CORNER.

>> WE ARE WATCHING FROM >> WE ARE WATCHING FROM MAYFIELD'S CAR JUST AHEAD OF MAYFIELD'S CAR JUST AHEAD OF DALE EARNHARDT JR.

DALE EARNHARDT JR.

JEREMY FORMER WINNER HERE.

JEREMY FORMER WINNER HERE.

HAVING A STRONG DAY.

HAVING A STRONG DAY.

CURRENTLY 15th.

CURRENTLY 15th.

JUST BYPASSED THE 8 CAR.

JUST BYPASSED THE 8 CAR.

>> UP TO 15th.

>> UP TO 15th.

>> WELL, NOW IS WHEN MY BUDDY >> WELL, NOW IS WHEN MY BUDDY HERE, AND JEFF GOT IN THE HOTEL, HERE, AND JEFF GOT IN THE HOTEL,THEY ARE DOING ALL THIS STRAT THEY ARE DOING ALL THIS STRAT GUISING.

GUISING.

THEY ARE STARTING TO THINK ABOUT THEY ARE STARTING TO THINK ABOUTGAS MILEAGE AND PIT STOPS AND GAS MILEAGE AND PIT STOPS AND TIRES AND TWO TIRES AND THEY ARE TIRES AND TWO TIRES AND THEY AREWORRYING ME TO DEATH WANTING TO WORRYING ME TO DEATH WANTING TO KNOW HOW THE CAR IS.

KNOW HOW THE CAR IS.

I DO NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE CAR I DO NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE CAR IS DOING.

IS DOING.

IN 8 TO 10 LAPS, WE WILL BE BACK IN 8 TO 10 LAPS, WE WILL BE BACKON PIT ROAD ABOUT LAP 110 TO ON PIT ROAD ABOUT LAP 110 TO 115.

115.

THERE IS NO QUESTION I WILL PUT THERE IS NO QUESTION I WILL PUT FOUR TIRES ON IT I DON'T WANT TO FOUR TIRES ON IT I DON'T WANT TOYOU HAVE TO RUN ANOTHER 45 LAPS YOU HAVE TO RUN ANOTHER 45 LAPS ON THE SAME ONES.

ON THE SAME ONES.

>> NO.

>> NO.

>> JR.

RUNS RIGHT UP TO RYAN >> JR.

RUNS RIGHT UP TO RYAN NEWMAN.

NEWMAN.

>> I DON'T THINK THERE WAS >> I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANYTHING LOOSE INSIDE THAT CAR? ANYTHING LOOSE INSIDE THAT CAR? LARRY, DESCRIBE WHAT THAT IT IS.

LARRY, DESCRIBE WHAT THAT IT IS.

PAR OF THE ROOF FLAP SYSTEM THAT PAR OF THE ROOF FLAP SYSTEM THATWAS HANGING THERE.

WAS HANGING THERE.

NOT SOMETHING THAT IS BROKEN OR NOT SOMETHING THAT IS BROKEN OR LOOSE.

LOOSE.

>> A CABLE AND WHEN THE ROOF >> A CABLE AND WHEN THE ROOF FLAPS DEPLOY IT WILL ONLY LET FLAPS DEPLOY IT WILL ONLY LET THEM GO 90 DEGREES.

THEM GO 90 DEGREES.

KEEPS THEM FROM GOING ALL THE KEEPS THEM FROM GOING ALL THE WAY OPEN AND FLYING OPEN ALL THE WAY OPEN AND FLYING OPEN ALL THEWAY.

WAY.

>> NEWMAN OUR POLE SITTER.

>> NEWMAN OUR POLE SITTER.

HE IS IN 17th RIGHT NOW.

HE IS IN 17th RIGHT NOW.

HERE COMES KURT BUSCH.

HERE COMES KURT BUSCH.

ON CASEY ATWOOD.

ON CASEY ATWOOD.

>> CASEY JUST MOVES DOWN TO THE >> CASEY JUST MOVES DOWN TO THE INSIDE AND GIVES HIM PLENTY OF INSIDE AND GIVES HIM PLENTY OF ROOM TO GO BY.

ROOM TO GO BY.

SMART THING TO DO.

SMART THING TO DO.

IF THE GUYS CAUGHT AND YOU IF THE GUYS CAUGHT AND YOU LAPING YOU, NO NEED TO TRY TO LAPING YOU, NO NEED TO TRY TO HOLD HIM.

HOLD HIM.

>> GREG BIFFLE MAKING HIS FIRST >> GREG BIFFLE MAKING HIS FIRST WINSTON CUP START.

WINSTON CUP START.

IN A ROUSH FORD COMING TO PIT IN A ROUSH FORD COMING TO PIT LANE AS WELL.

LANE AS WELL.

SO WE BEGIN THE NEXT ROUND OF SO WE BEGIN THE NEXT ROUND OF GREEN FLAG PIT STOPS.

GREEN FLAG PIT STOPS.

104 LAPS COMPLETE.

104 LAPS COMPLETE.

KURT BUSCH OUT IN FRONT OF KURT BUSCH OUT IN FRONT OF JIMMIE JOHNSON >>> WELCOME BACK TO CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY.

SPEEDWAY.

HERE IS TODAY'S TACO BELL TRACK HERE IS TODAY'S TACO BELL TRACK FACT.

FACT.

THE SIXTH WINSTON CUP RACE HERE THE SIXTH WINSTON CUP RACE HERE IN FONTANA.

IN FONTANA.

JEFF GORDON, THE ONLY REPEAT JEFF GORDON, THE ONLY REPEAT WINNER.

WINNER.

FIVE DRIVERS BROKE THE TRACK FIVE DRIVERS BROKE THE TRACK RECORD IN QUALIFYING.

RECORD IN QUALIFYING.

207 MILES AN HOUR INTO TURN 207 MILES AN HOUR INTO TURN NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER ONE.

QUALIFIED HIS CART CAR HERE IN QUALIFIED HIS CART CAR HERE IN OCTOBER OF 2000 AND RAN A LAP AT OCTOBER OF 2000 AND RAN A LAP AT241 MILES AN HOUR.

241 MILES AN HOUR.

THAT'S NEVER BEEN DONE ANYWHERE.

THAT'S NEVER BEEN DONE ANYWHERE.

TACO BELL REMINDS YOU TO THINK TACO BELL REMINDS YOU TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BUN.

>> KURT BUSCH, JUST THINKING ABOUT 6.

7 SECONDS, HIS LEAD IS ABOUT 6.

7 SECONDS, HIS LEAD IS DOING A LITTLE BIT OF JIMMIE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF JIMMIE JOHNSON.

JOHNSON.

NOT MUCH.

NOT MUCH.

>> WHAT I HAVE BEEN SEEING, IS >> WHAT I HAVE BEEN SEEING, IS IN ONE AND TWO, BOTH OF THEM ARE IN ONE AND TWO, BOTH OF THEM ARERUNNING PRETTY MUCH DOWN THE RUNNING PRETTY MUCH DOWN THE TRACK.

TRACK.

DOWN IN THREE AND FOUR, SEEMS TO DOWN IN THREE AND FOUR, SEEMS TORUN THE HIGH SIDE.

RUN THE HIGH SIDE.

JOHNSON HAS MOVED HIS CAR TO THE JOHNSON HAS MOVED HIS CAR TO THEBOTTOM OF THREE AND FOUR.

BOTTOM OF THREE AND FOUR.

>> JUST THE NATURE OF THIS >> JUST THE NATURE OF THIS RACETRACK.

RACETRACK.

AS YOUR CAR CHANGES, YOU CAN AS YOUR CAR CHANGES, YOU CAN MOVE AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND MOVE AROUND A LITTLE BIT AND FIND A PLACE WHERE IT DRIVES A FIND A PLACE WHERE IT DRIVES A BIT BETTER FOR AND YOU STILL BIT BETTER FOR AND YOU STILL KEEP GOOD LAP TIMES.

KEEP GOOD LAP TIMES.

>> TROUBLE FOR STACY COMPTON.

>> TROUBLE FOR STACY COMPTON.

HIS A.

J.

FOYT-OWNED PONTIAC HIS A.

J.

FOYT-OWNED PONTIAC HEADED TO THE GARAGE TO JOAN HEADED TO THE GARAGE TO JOAN SHAWNA ROBINSON.

SHAWNA ROBINSON.

>> >> 140 LAPS TO GO.

THE SECOND-PLACE CAR, JIMMIE THE SECOND-PLACE CAR, JIMMIE JOHNSON MAY BE PITSIDE A LAP JOHNSON MAY BE PITSIDE A LAP FROM NOW.

>> WHAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER, A WHILE AGO, BUSCH RAN FOUR MORE WHILE AGO, BUSCH RAN FOUR MORE LAPS THAN JIMMIE JOHNSON DID ON LAPS THAN JIMMIE JOHNSON DID ON THE FIRST STEP OF GREEN FLAG THE FIRST STEP OF GREEN FLAG STOPS.

STOPS.

>> BOY, ONE THING YOU DON'T WANT >> BOY, ONE THING YOU DON'T WANTTO DO, LARRY, YOU GOT A CAR LIKE TO DO, LARRY, YOU GOT A CAR LIKEKURT BUSCH'S, YOU DON'T WANT TO KURT BUSCH'S, YOU DON'T WANT TO RUN IT OUT OF FUEL.

RUN IT OUT OF FUEL.

>> AS WE MENTIONED A WHILE A, >> AS WE MENTIONED A WHILE A, NOT IN A FUEL WINDOW WHERE IT NOT IN A FUEL WINDOW WHERE IT BREAKS UP SO THERE IS NO REASON BREAKS UP SO THERE IS NO REASON TO STRETCH IT.

TO STRETCH IT.

>> NO TIME TO GAMBLE.

>> NO TIME TO GAMBLE.

TIME TO BE SMART.

TIME TO BE SMART.

DON'T BEAT YOURSELF.

DON'T BEAT YOURSELF.

>> JOHNSON SLOWS DOWN TO WHAT >> JOHNSON SLOWS DOWN TO WHAT LOOKS LIKE A SNAIL'S PACE.

LOOKS LIKE A SNAIL'S PACE.

55 MILES AN HOUR.

55 MILES AN HOUR.

IN THE PIT LANE.

IN THE PIT LANE.

THAT'S THE SPEED LIMIT.

THAT'S THE SPEED LIMIT.

AND IT IS A LONG WAY DOWN TO PIT AND IT IS A LONG WAY DOWN TO PITNUMBER ONE.

NUMBER ONE.

ALL THE WAY DOWN.

>> GREAT PLACE TO BE WHEN YOU ARE UNDER CAUTION.

ARE UNDER CAUTION.

TAKES FOREVER UNDER GREEN, TAKES FOREVER UNDER GREEN, THOUGH.

THOUGH.

>> MATT YOCUM IS WAITING ON HIM.

>> MATT YOCUM IS WAITING ON HIM.

>> JIMMIE JOHNSON WAS REPORTING >> JIMMIE JOHNSON WAS REPORTING IN ABOUT THREE OR FOUR LAPS AGO, IN ABOUT THREE OR FOUR LAPS AGO,ABOUT WHAT ADJUSTMENTS TO MAKE ABOUT WHAT ADJUSTMENTS TO MAKE IN THE LOWE'S MACHINE.

IN THE LOWE'S MACHINE.

HE SAID THE CAR IS STILL LOOSE.

HE SAID THE CAR IS STILL LOOSE.

NOT EXTREMELY THAT LOOSE BUT IT NOT EXTREMELY THAT LOOSE BUT IT IS LOOSE AND A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT, IS LOOSE AND A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT,WILL BE A FOUR-TIRE CHANGE.

WILL BE A FOUR-TIRE CHANGE.

240 POUNDS, TWO CRANKS ON THAT 240 POUNDS, TWO CRANKS ON THAT JACK AND LIPTS UP THAT CAR.

JACK AND LIPTS UP THAT CAR.

HIT THE LOCKS ON THE FRONT.

HIT THE LOCKS ON THE FRONT.

A LITTLE SLOW ON THE BACK.

A LITTLE SLOW ON THE BACK.

AND HE IS GOOD TO GO! AND HE IS GOOD TO GO! >> RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN, DALE >> RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN, DALE EARNHARDT JR.

FIGHTING TO KEEP EARNHARDT JR.

FIGHTING TO KEEP FROM GOING A LAP DOWN.

FROM GOING A LAP DOWN.

NOT SUCCESSFUL.

NOT SUCCESSFUL.

KURT BUSCH, KURT BUSCH, PUTS HIM A LAP DOWN.

PUTS HIM A LAP DOWN.

>> THAT STOP WILL COST JOHNSON >> THAT STOP WILL COST JOHNSON THERE.

THERE.

A LOT OF TROUBLE IN THE LEFT A LOT OF TROUBLE IN THE LEFT REAR AND YOU FIGURE THAT'S FIVE REAR AND YOU FIGURE THAT'S FIVE OR SIX SECONDS SLOW OR SIX SECONDS SLOW >> HE DIDN'T NEED THAT RIGHT >> HE DIDN'T NEED THAT RIGHT NOW.

NOW.

>> ABSOLUTELY NOT.

>> ABSOLUTELY NOT.

>> KEVIN HARVICK IN THE PIT >> KEVIN HARVICK IN THE PIT LANE.

LANE.

AND STEVE GRISSOM.

AND STEVE GRISSOM.

>> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

, HE WENT A >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

, HE WENT ALAP DOWN A LAP AGO AND DECIDED LAP DOWN A LAP AGO AND DECIDED TO COME TO PIT ROAD AND TRIED TO TO COME TO PIT ROAD AND TRIED TOMAKE THAT CAR BETER.

MAKE THAT CAR BETER.

>> ISN'T THAT TYPICAL IN A LONG >> ISN'T THAT TYPICAL IN A LONG GREEN FLAG RUN, STAY OUT, STAY GREEN FLAG RUN, STAY OUT, STAY OUT, BUT IF YOU LOSE A LAP, GET OUT, BUT IF YOU LOSE A LAP, GET IN THERE? IN THERE? >> SLNS YOU GET A LAP DOWN, PIT.

>> SLNS YOU GET A LAP DOWN, PIT.

THAT'S GOOD STRATEGY.

THAT'S GOOD STRATEGY.

>> DALE JARRETT ON PIT ROAD, >> DALE JARRETT ON PIT ROAD, ALONG WITH STEVE PARK AND TONY ALONG WITH STEVE PARK AND TONY STEWART.

>> BILL ELLIOTT JOINS THEM.

>> WE HAVE MOVED UP INTO THE >> WE HAVE MOVED UP INTO THE SEVENTH POSITION.

SEVENTH POSITION.

HE HAS BEEN MOVING FORWARD ALL HE HAS BEEN MOVING FORWARD ALL DAY.

DAY.

>> YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT HIM, >> YOU WERE RIGHT ABOUT HIM, LARRY.

LARRY.

HE HAS PRETTY GOOD-LOOKING HOT HE HAS PRETTY GOOD-LOOKING HOT ROD THERE.

ROD THERE.

>> ANDRETTI IN THE 43 CAR ON PIT >> ANDRETTI IN THE 43 CAR ON PITROAD.

ROAD.

ALL THESE ROUTINE STOPS, FOUR ALL THESE ROUTINE STOPS, FOUR TIRES, AND ADJUSTMENTS.

TIRES, AND ADJUSTMENTS.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> THE CREW CHIEF FOR THE NUMBER >> THE CREW CHIEF FOR THE NUMBER8, DALE JARRETT'S CAR SAID IT 8, DALE JARRETT'S CAR SAID IT TAKES FUEL TO FEED THOSE PONIES.

TAKES FUEL TO FEED THOSE PONIES.

HIS CAR HAS A WICK EDLY STRONG HIS CAR HAS A WICK EDLY STRONG ENGINE IN IT.

ENGINE IN IT.

HIS FUEL MILEAGE HAS NOT BEEN AS HIS FUEL MILEAGE HAS NOT BEEN ASGOOD.

GOOD.

FOUR-TIRE CHANGE TOMORROW MATT.

FOUR-TIRE CHANGE TOMORROW MATT.

>> DRIVES THAT SECOND CAN OF >> DRIVES THAT SECOND CAN OF GAS.

GAS.

ALREADY MADE A WEDGE, AND TRACK ALREADY MADE A WEDGE, AND TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT.

BAR ADJUSTMENT.

AND STEWART IS DOWN AND AWAY.

AND STEWART IS DOWN AND AWAY.

HE WAS TIGHT IN, LOOSE OFF.

HE WAS TIGHT IN, LOOSE OFF.

>> CASEY ATWOOD, NEMECHEK AND >> CASEY ATWOOD, NEMECHEK AND BENSON ON PIT ROAD.

BENSON ON PIT ROAD.

HERE COMES GORDON, WARD BURTON HERE COMES GORDON, WARD BURTON AND RICKY CRAVEN.

AND RICKY CRAVEN.

>> JOE NEMECHEK HAS GOT THAT >> JOE NEMECHEK HAS GOT THAT CHECKERS SPONSORSHIP AND ARE CHECKERS SPONSORSHIP AND ARE TRYING TO WORK A DEAL WITH THOSE TRYING TO WORK A DEAL WITH THOSEGUYS.

GUYS.

AND JENKINS IS WATCHING DAY.

AND JENKINS IS WATCHING DAY.

MAYNARD, STAY ON THE CAR, BUDDY.

MAYNARD, STAY ON THE CAR, BUDDY.

THEY NEED YOU! THEY NEED YOU! >> RICKY RUDD IS IN AS WELL >> RICKY RUDD IS IN AS WELL ALONG WITH JEFF GREEN.

ALONG WITH JEFF GREEN.

>> GREEN FLAG STOPS.

>> GREEN FLAG STOPS.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> JEFF GORDON IS DESPERATELY >> JEFF GORDON IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO WIN ONE OF THESE TRYING TO WIN ONE OF THESE THINGS.

THINGS.

SEEMS AS IF IT HAS BEEN FOREVER, SEEMS AS IF IT HAS BEEN FOREVER,ETERNITY SINCE LAST CEMENT WHEN ETERNITY SINCE LAST CEMENT WHEN HE WON A RACE.

HE WON A RACE.

THE CAR TODAY HAS NOT BEEN TO THE CAR TODAY HAS NOT BEEN TO HIS LIKING.

HIS LIKING.

JUST HASN'T RUN AS FAST AS IT JUST HASN'T RUN AS FAST AS IT NEEDS TO.

NEEDS TO.

NOTHING SPECTACULARLY WRONG.

NOTHING SPECTACULARLY WRONG.

JUST NOT AS FAST AS KURT BUSCH JUST NOT AS FAST AS KURT BUSCH AND SOME OF THE OTHERS.

AND SOME OF THE OTHERS.

>> FOUR TIRES ON FOR GORDON AND >> FOUR TIRES ON FOR GORDON AND HE IS DONE.

HE IS DONE.

>> POINTS LEADER STERLING MARLIN >> POINTS LEADER STERLING MARLINNECESSARY.

NECESSARY.

NO ADJUSTMENTS ON THE PREVIOUS NO ADJUSTMENTS ON THE PREVIOUS LAP.

LAP.

THIS TIME THEY MAKE A TRACK BAR THIS TIME THEY MAKE A TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT.

ADJUSTMENT.

A TIRE GETS LOOSE FOR A SECOND.

A TIRE GETS LOOSE FOR A SECOND.

FOUR TIRES FOR STERLING MARLIN'S FOUR TIRES FOR STERLING MARLIN'SDONE.

DONE.

ONLY ONE TOP TEN FINISH HERE AT ONLY ONE TOP TEN FINISH HERE AT CALIFORNIA.

CALIFORNIA.

FIVE STARTS.

FIVE STARTS.

>> JERRY NADEAU, WALLACE, >> JERRY NADEAU, WALLACE, KENSETH, BRETT BODINE AND TERRY KENSETH, BRETT BODINE AND TERRY LABONTE ON PIT ROAD.

>> THERE IS KENSETH STOPPING ONELAP AFTER MARLIN.

>> MICHAEL WALTRIP, THE 15 CAR IS IN ALONG WITH HUT STRICKLAND.

IS IN ALONG WITH HUT STRICKLAND.

>> KURT BUSH, CONTINUING TO >> KURT BUSH, CONTINUING TO CIRCLE, WHICH HE RAN AS FAR AS CIRCLE, WHICH HE RAN AS FAR AS ANYBODY EARLIER AND WHAT HE IS ANYBODY EARLIER AND WHAT HE IS DOING RIGHT HERE IS A CAUTION DOING RIGHT HERE IS A CAUTION FLAG.

FLAG.

>> HIRES MICHAEL WALTRIP IN.

>> HIRES MICHAEL WALTRIP IN.

A LITTLE SURPRISED, LARRY.

A LITTLE SURPRISED, LARRY.

WE ARE LED TO BELIEVE THIS WE ARE LED TO BELIEVE THIS MORNING IN THE GARAGE THAT BUSCH MORNING IN THE GARAGE THAT BUSCHWASN'T GETTING THAT GOOD GAS WASN'T GETTING THAT GOOD GAS MILEAGE.

MILEAGE.

>> HIS CREW CHIEF — >> HIS CREW CHIEF — >> EXCUSE ME.

>> EXCUSE ME.

>> WE ARE NOT GETTING THAT GOOD >> WE ARE NOT GETTING THAT GOOD OF MILEAGE BUT LET'S SEE WHAT OF MILEAGE BUT LET'S SEE WHAT MATT HAS TO SAY ABOUT MIKE MATT HAS TO SAY ABOUT MIKE SDMREL MICHAEL COMES TO A STOP.

SDMREL MICHAEL COMES TO A STOP.

HE WAS EXTREMELY TIGHT EARLIER HE WAS EXTREMELY TIGHT EARLIER IN THE RACE.

IN THE RACE.

BUT SLUGGER, HIS CREW CHIEF BUT SLUGGER, HIS CREW CHIEF TELLS MES THE CAR IS NOT AS BAD TELLS MES THE CAR IS NOT AS BAD NOW.

NOW.

THEY DID MAKE THE WEDGE THEY DID MAKE THE WEDGE ADJUSTMENT.

ADJUSTMENT.

FOUR-TIRE CHANGE.

FOUR-TIRE CHANGE.

ALSO THEY WILL MAKE AN AIR ALSO THEY WILL MAKE AN AIR PRESSURE JUSTMENT ON THE 15 CAR.

PRESSURE JUSTMENT ON THE 15 CAR.

AND HE IS GOOD TO G 14.

7 AND HE IS GOOD TO G 14.

7 SECONDS.

SECONDS.

>> HUT STRICKLAND, BLANEY, PETTY >> HUT STRICKLAND, BLANEY, PETTYBURTON IN THE PIT LANE.

BURTON IN THE PIT LANE.

I SHOULD SAY, LARRY, WE WERE I SHOULD SAY, LARRY, WE WERE MISLED THIS MORNING.

MISLED THIS MORNING.

>> I CAN'T FIGURE OUT, I DON'T >> I CAN'T FIGURE OUT, I DON'T BELIEVE CREW CHIEFS KNOW HOW TO BELIEVE CREW CHIEFS KNOW HOW TO FIGURE GAS MILEAGE.

FIGURE GAS MILEAGE.

YOU ASKED THEM ABOUT THE END OF YOU ASKED THEM ABOUT THE END OF THE RACE, THEY SAY I DON'T KNOW.

THE RACE, THEY SAY I DON'T KNOW.

THEY ASK THEM BEFORE THE RACE, THEY ASK THEM BEFORE THE RACE, THEY SAY GETTING PRETTY GOOD GAS THEY SAY GETTING PRETTY GOOD GASMILEAGE.

MILEAGE.

>> LIKE BEING A WEATHER MAN.

>> LIKE BEING A WEATHER MAN.

>> KURT BUSCH THE LEADER EK IS >> KURT BUSCH THE LEADER EK IS ON PIT LOAD AT 117.

ON PIT LOAD AT 117.

>> 4200 RPM AS KURT BUSCH COMES >> 4200 RPM AS KURT BUSCH COMES ON DOWN TO THE ATTENTION OF HIS ON DOWN TO THE ATTENTION OF HIS CREW.

CREW.

HE WON A TRUCK RACE BACK IN THE HE WON A TRUCK RACE BACK IN THE YEAR 200 0.

YEAR 200 0.

INCREDIBLY AS WELL AS HE IS INCREDIBLY AS WELL AS HE IS RUNNING TODAY, THIS IS ONLY HIS RUNNING TODAY, THIS IS ONLY HIS SECOND WINSTON CUP START AS THIS SECOND WINSTON CUP START AS THISSPEEDWAY.

SPEEDWAY.

BUSCH, THINGS GOING EXACTLY HIS BUSCH, THINGS GOING EXACTLY HIS WAY.

WAY.

A FAST RACE CAR THAT'S GETTING A FAST RACE CAR THAT'S GETTING EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE.

EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE.

THE CREW SO FAR HAS BEEN THE CREW SO FAR HAS BEEN FLAWLESS AND DONE THEIR JOB.

FLAWLESS AND DONE THEIR JOB.

AND THE PUSH OUT OF HERE.

AND THE PUSH OUT OF HERE.

>> 15 SECONDS.

>> 15 SECONDS.

WOW! WOW! >> AND IF YOU WATCH A PIT STOP >> AND IF YOU WATCH A PIT STOP AND WE GOT THE TIMER ON, IF YOU AND WE GOT THE TIMER ON, IF YOU CAN DO RIGHT SIDES IN 7 SECONDS, CAN DO RIGHT SIDES IN 7 SECONDS,YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT PIT STOP.

YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT PIT STOP.

>> IT TAKES ALMOST 14 SECONDS TO >> IT TAKES ALMOST 14 SECONDS TODUNK THOSE 22 — DUMP THOSE 22 DUNK THOSE 22 — DUMP THOSE 22 GALLONS OF FUEL, FROM TWO CANS.

GALLONS OF FUEL, FROM TWO CANS.

>> 118 LAPS COMPLETE.

>> 118 LAPS COMPLETE.

CLOSING IN ON HALFWAY JUST SEVEN CLOSING IN ON HALFWAY JUST SEVENLAPS FROM NOW IN THE N >>> WELCOME BACK LIVE HERE.

THE NAPA AUTO PARTS 50 — 500 IN THE NAPA AUTO PARTS 50 — 500 INFONTANA, CALIFORNIA.

FONTANA, CALIFORNIA.

FOX APPRECIATES YOU JOINING US.

FOX APPRECIATES YOU JOINING US.

THE COORS LITE HALFWAY RECAP.

THE COORS LITE HALFWAY RECAP.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY COORS LIGHT.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY COORS LIGHT.

NINE LEAD CHANGES.

NINE LEAD CHANGES.

HAD JUST ONE CAUTION SO FAR.

HAD JUST ONE CAUTION SO FAR.

THE RECORD HERE FOR THIS THE RECORD HERE FOR THIS RACETRACK IS FOUR.

RACETRACK IS FOUR.

JIMMIE JOHNSON LED 44 STRAIGHT JIMMIE JOHNSON LED 44 STRAIGHT LAPS.

LAPS.

KURT BUSCH TOOK THE LEAD ON LAP KURT BUSCH TOOK THE LEAD ON LAP 74 AFTER GREEN FLAG PIT STOPS.

74 AFTER GREEN FLAG PIT STOPS.

AND KURT BUSCH IS YOUR CURRENT AND KURT BUSCH IS YOUR CURRENT LEADER.

LEADER.

CHRIS MYERS WITH JEFF HAMMOND CHRIS MYERS WITH JEFF HAMMOND WATCHING FROM THE HOLLYWOOD WATCHING FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL.

HOTEL.

THE RACE CORD AVERAGE SPEED IS THE RACE CORD AVERAGE SPEED IS JUST OVER 155 MILES AN HOUR.

JUST OVER 155 MILES AN HOUR.

WE ARE AVERAGING TODAY JUST OVER WE ARE AVERAGING TODAY JUST OVER160 MILES PER HOUR WHICH WOULD 160 MILES PER HOUR WHICH WOULD BE A RECORD FOR THIS TRACK AND BE A RECORD FOR THIS TRACK AND THIS RACE, JIM AS WE TAKE A LOOK THIS RACE, JIM AS WE TAKE A LOOKAT THE LEADER.

AT THE LEADER.

WITH THESE TEMPERATURES AND THE WITH THESE TEMPERATURES AND THE SUN SHINING IS THAT RECORD SUN SHINING IS THAT RECORD LIKELY TO STAY IN TACT? LIKELY TO STAY IN TACT? >> IF WE STAY CAUTIONFREE I >> IF WE STAY CAUTIONFREE I BELIEVE WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT BELIEVE WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK THE RECORD.

OPPORTUNITY TO BREAK THE RECORD.

KURT BUSCH AND ALL THE YOUNG KURT BUSCH AND ALL THE YOUNG GUNS ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

GUNS ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

GETTING AROUND THIS RACETRACK GETTING AROUND THIS RACETRACK AND MAKING AT JUSTMENTS TO KEEP AND MAKING AT JUSTMENTS TO KEEP UP WITH THE DIFFERENT UP WITH THE DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES FROM EARLIER IN THE TEMPERATURES FROM EARLIER IN THEWEEK.

WEEK.

EARLY ON IN THE WEEKEND THAT EARLY ON IN THE WEEKEND THAT THEY HAD COOLER TEMPERATURES AND THEY HAD COOLER TEMPERATURES ANDAS LONG AS WE DON'T HAVE ANY AS LONG AS WE DON'T HAVE ANY KIND OF CAUTIONS, PROBABLY GOING KIND OF CAUTIONS, PROBABLY GOINGTO BREAK THIS RECORD AND HE TO BREAK THIS RECORD AND HE LOOKS LIKE HE HAS AN AWESOME LOOKS LIKE HE HAS AN AWESOME RIDE.

RIDE.

>> WE GO BACK TO POLE SITTER >> WE GO BACK TO POLE SITTER RYAN NEWMAN.

RYAN NEWMAN.

NO POLE SITTER HAS WON A RACE NO POLE SITTER HAS WON A RACE THIS YEAR AND HE HAD A RECORD THIS YEAR AND HE HAD A RECORD QUALIFYING SPEED BUT HE HAS QUALIFYING SPEED BUT HE HAS SINCE FALLEN BACK AND YOU AND I SINCE FALLEN BACK AND YOU AND I WERE OBSERVING, YOU SAID THERE WERE OBSERVING, YOU SAID THERE IS A RACE WITHIN A RACE HERE IS A RACE WITHIN A RACE HERE BECAUSE THERE IS A GAP AND A BECAUSE THERE IS A GAP AND A REAL SEPARATION GOING ON.

REAL SEPARATION GOING ON.

>> ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT THE >> ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT THE LEADER AND THE LEAD OF THE PACK.

LEADER AND THE LEAD OF THE PACK.

WHEN THE GUYS GO DOWN A LAP, ALL WHEN THE GUYS GO DOWN A LAP, ALLOF A SUDDEN THE GUYS WHO ARE A OF A SUDDEN THE GUYS WHO ARE A LAP DOWN, THEY GOT TO RACE LAP DOWN, THEY GOT TO RACE WITHIN A RACE WHEN THEY FIND OUT WITHIN A RACE WHEN THEY FIND OUTTHESE CARS ARE ON THE LEAD — ON THESE CARS ARE ON THE LEAD — ONA LAP DOWN LIKE THEY ARE, THEY A LAP DOWN LIKE THEY ARE, THEY HAVE GOT TO START TRYING TO GET HAVE GOT TO START TRYING TO GET UP AS FAR AS THEY CAN BECAUSE UP AS FAR AS THEY CAN BECAUSE THERE ARE POINTS TO BE GAINED BY THERE ARE POINTS TO BE GAINED BYBEING THE HIGHEST CAR A LAP BEING THE HIGHEST CAR A LAP DOWN.

DOWN.

SO YOU GOT TO FOCUS ON THOSE SO YOU GOT TO FOCUS ON THOSE CARS IN SO YOU REALLY GOT TO RUN CARS IN SO YOU REALLY GOT TO RUNIT LIKE TWO RACES.

IT LIKE TWO RACES.

STAY AHEAD OF THE LEADER AND NOT STAY AHEAD OF THE LEADER AND NOTLOSE ANYMORE BUT WANT TO BE AS LOSE ANYMORE BUT WANT TO BE AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN OR IN FRONT OF CLOSE AS YOU CAN OR IN FRONT OF ALL THE GUYS THAT ARE IN THE ALL THE GUYS THAT ARE IN THE SAME LAP WITH YOU.

SAME LAP WITH YOU.

>> WALTRIP, CURRENTLY RUNNINGth.

>> WALTRIP, CURRENTLY RUNNINGth.

A LOOK FROM HIS CAR.

A LOOK FROM HIS CAR.

JEFF GORDON RUNNING NINTH.

JEFF GORDON RUNNING NINTH.

STILL LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST WIN STILL LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST WIN OF THE YEAR.

OF THE YEAR.

LET'S GO BACK UPSTAIRS AND LET'S GO BACK UPSTAIRS AND REJOIN DARRELL WALTRIP, LARRY REJOIN DARRELL WALTRIP, LARRY McREYNOLDS AND MIKE JOY.

McREYNOLDS AND MIKE JOY.

>> JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON WHAT >> JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON WHAT JEFF IS SAYING.

JEFF IS SAYING.

A POINT IN THE RACE WHERE KEEP A POINT IN THE RACE WHERE KEEP GIVING ME THE LEADAIRE HE IS GIVING ME THE LEADAIRE HE IS TIMES AND I WILL SAY, I DON'T TIMES AND I WILL SAY, I DON'T CARE ABOUT THE LEADER.

CARE ABOUT THE LEADER.

I CAN'T OUTRUN HIM.

I CAN'T OUTRUN HIM.

TELL ME ABOUT PEOPLE I'M RACING TELL ME ABOUT PEOPLE I'M RACING AND TELL ME ABOUT PEOPLE THAT I AND TELL ME ABOUT PEOPLE THAT I CAN BEAT.

CAN BEAT.

THAT'S THE CROWD I WANT TO WORK THAT'S THE CROWD I WANT TO WORK ON AND TONY STEWART, WHOA.

ON AND TONY STEWART, WHOA.

HE MAN HE JUST BROUGHT THIS HE MAN HE JUST BROUGHT THIS THING OFF TURN FOUR RUNNING WIDE THING OFF TURN FOUR RUNNING WIDEOPEN.

OPEN.

I MEAN, — I MEAN, — >> THAT IS SUDDEN.

>> THAT IS SUDDEN.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH STEWART? WHAT'S WRONG WITH STEWART? >> MAN, I TELL YOU, I DON'T SEE >> MAN, I TELL YOU, I DON'T SEE HOW HE — MAN, HE COULDN'T GET HOW HE — MAN, HE COULDN'T GET THAT THING SLOWED DOWN, I DON'T THAT THING SLOWED DOWN, I DON'T THINK.

THINK.

>> THEY ARE NOT EVEN HARDLY >> THEY ARE NOT EVEN HARDLY READY FOR HIM.

READY FOR HIM.

>> ONE CREWMAN GOES OVER THE >> ONE CREWMAN GOES OVER THE WALL.

WALL.

>> THEY ARE GOING UNDER THE >> THEY ARE GOING UNDER THE HOOD.

HOOD.

THERE IS SOMETHING HAPPENING.

THERE IS SOMETHING HAPPENING.

>> HE CAME OFF TURN FOUR AND HE >> HE CAME OFF TURN FOUR AND HE JUST TURNED IT TO THE BOTTOM JUST TURNED IT TO THE BOTTOM WIDE OPEN.

WIDE OPEN.

LIKE HE IS ON A NORMAL LAP RIGHT LIKE HE IS ON A NORMAL LAP RIGHTHERE.

HERE.

>> ALL OF A SUDDEN HE FELT >> ALL OF A SUDDEN HE FELT SOMETHING IN THE ENGINE.

SOMETHING IN THE ENGINE.

AND I MEAN, HE BROUGHT THAT AND I MEAN, HE BROUGHT THAT THING OFF THE RACETRACK.

THING OFF THE RACETRACK.

>> STEWART WAS RUNNING SIXTH AT >> STEWART WAS RUNNING SIXTH AT THE TIME.

THE TIME.

>> NOW, I HOPE HE IS NOT HAVING >> NOW, I HOPE HE IS NOT HAVING ONE OF THOSE BELT PROBLEMS LIKE ONE OF THOSE BELT PROBLEMS LIKE HIS TEAMMATE HAD EARLIER.

HIS TEAMMATE HAD EARLIER.

SOMETIMES YOU KNOW, AND I WAS — SOMETIMES YOU KNOW, AND I WAS –IT HAPPENS TO BOTH OF THEM.

IT HAPPENS TO BOTH OF THEM.

>> LA BEEN THEY LAST FOUR LAPS >> LA BEEN THEY LAST FOUR LAPS WHEN THE WATER PUMP BELT CAME WHEN THE WATER PUMP BELT CAME ON.

ON.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM GO.

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM GO.

>> THEY HAVE RAISED THE HOOD.

>> THEY HAVE RAISED THE HOOD.

THE PROBLEM FROM STEWART, THE PROBLEM FROM STEWART, REPORTING THAT HIS THROTTLE REPORTING THAT HIS THROTTLE LINKAGE HAS BROKEN.

LINKAGE HAS BROKEN.

HIS THROTTLE LINKAGE HAS BROKEN HIS THROTTLE LINKAGE HAS BROKEN AND GOT SOME TIE WRAPS, THE AND GOT SOME TIE WRAPS, THE ENGINE TUNER, GOES UNDERNEATH ENGINE TUNER, GOES UNDERNEATH THE HOOD FROM AND WILL LOWER THE THE HOOD FROM AND WILL LOWER THEHOOD DOWN.

HOOD DOWN.

TOUGH BREAK FOR STEWART.

TOUGH BREAK FOR STEWART.

>> HE IS GOING TO GO AT LEAST >> HE IS GOING TO GO AT LEAST PROBABLY THREE LAPS DOWN.

PROBABLY THREE LAPS DOWN.

>> RICKY CRAVEN INSIDE OF >> RICKY CRAVEN INSIDE OF MICHAEL WALTRIP.

MICHAEL WALTRIP.

th PLACE AT STAKE THERE.

th PLACE AT STAKE THERE.

RIGHT BEHIND JEFF GORDON.

RIGHT BEHIND JEFF GORDON.

>> GORDON HAD JUST PASSED THE 32 >> GORDON HAD JUST PASSED THE 32CAR.

CAR.

>> BUT GORDON AND MICHAEL HAVE >> BUT GORDON AND MICHAEL HAVE BEEN WORKING PRETTY WELL BEEN WORKING PRETTY WELL TOGETHER TOGETHER >> BEEN WORKING UP THE THROUGH >> BEEN WORKING UP THE THROUGH THE FIELD THERE JUST A LITTLE THE FIELD THERE JUST A LITTLE BIT AND GORDON IS UP TO 8th.

BIT AND GORDON IS UP TO 8th.

>> I HAVE TO BELIEVE THIS >> I HAVE TO BELIEVE THIS RACETRACK IS GOING THROUGH THAT RACETRACK IS GOING THROUGH THAT TRANSITION PERIOD.

TRANSITION PERIOD.

WE ARE IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY WE ARE IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THE TRACK TEMPERATURE IS UP TO THE TRACK TEMPERATURE IS UP TO 116 DEGREES NOW.

116 DEGREES NOW.

110 HEN IT STARTED.

110 HEN IT STARTED.

HANDLING OF THESE CARS WILL HANDLING OF THESE CARS WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE AND THESE CONTINUE TO CHANGE AND THESE LAST 125 LAPSE.

LAST 125 LAPSE.

>> WHAT I FOUND LARRY AND I >> WHAT I FOUND LARRY AND I THINK YOU WILL AGREE, WHEN MY THINK YOU WILL AGREE, WHEN MY CAR IS REALLY HANDLING GOOD LIKE CAR IS REALLY HANDLING GOOD LIKEBUSCH'S IS, YOU CAN'T MESS IT BUSCH'S IS, YOU CAN'T MESS IT UP.

UP.

YOU CAN PUT ANY KIND OF TIRES ON YOU CAN PUT ANY KIND OF TIRES ONIT AND DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO IT AND DO ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BUT WHEN THE CAR IS FICKLE, NOT BUT WHEN THE CAR IS FICKLE, NOT HAPPY, YOU CAN'T EVER — YOU HAPPY, YOU CAN'T EVER — YOU ALWAYS ARE CHASING IT.

ALWAYS ARE CHASING IT.

FRONT TO REAR, FRONT TO REAR.

FRONT TO REAR, FRONT TO REAR.

WEDGE IN, WEDGE OUT, TRACK BAR, WEDGE IN, WEDGE OUT, TRACK BAR, AIR PRESSURE BUT HEN THAT THING AIR PRESSURE BUT HEN THAT THING IS RIGHT LIKE BUSCH'S, YOU CAN IS RIGHT LIKE BUSCH'S, YOU CAN DRIVE ON.

DRIVE ON.

>> WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY LIKE KURT >> WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY LIKE KURT BUSCH YOU GOT A WIDE ONE TO BUSCH YOU GOT A WIDE ONE TO WALK.

WALK.

>> TONY STEWART WAS TOO FAST >> TONY STEWART WAS TOO FAST DOWN PIT ROAD SO WILL GET THE DOWN PIT ROAD SO WILL GET THE NEW DRIVE-THROUGH PENALTY.

NEW DRIVE-THROUGH PENALTY.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP IN YOUR YOU DON'T HAVE TO STOP IN YOUR PITS FOR A STOP AND GO ANYMORE PITS FOR A STOP AND GO ANYMORE BUT YOU DO HAVE TO MAKE A PASS BUT YOU DO HAVE TO MAKE A PASS DOWN PIT ROAD AT THE PROPER PIT DOWN PIT ROAD AT THE PROPER PIT ROAD SPEED SO HE IS DOING — HE ROAD SPEED SO HE IS DOING — HE IS DOING 55 WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING 55 WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING 108 IS DOING 108 >> THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO >> THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED TO STERLING MARLIN BACK IN VEGAS.

STERLING MARLIN BACK IN VEGAS.

WHEN STERLING GOT ALMOST SPUN WHEN STERLING GOT ALMOST SPUN AND HEADED DOWN PIT ROAD AND I'M AND HEADED DOWN PIT ROAD AND I'MSURE THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SURE THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE TIME TOLOOK AT HIS TAC.

LOOK AT HIS TAC.

BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO HANG ON BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO HANG ON TO THE CAR AND TONY PROBABLY TO THE CAR AND TONY PROBABLY JUST ALL OF A SUDDEN FELT THAT JUST ALL OF A SUDDEN FELT THAT LINKAGE BREAK AND SHOT DOWN PIT LINKAGE BREAK AND SHOT DOWN PIT ROAD.

ROAD.

>> MATT? >> MATT? >> I CAUGHT UP WITH GREG >> I CAUGHT UP WITH GREG ZIPADELLI, WHAT WAS THE OFFICIAL ZIPADELLI, WHAT WAS THE OFFICIALPROBLEM, THROTTLE LINKAGE? PROBLEM, THROTTLE LINKAGE? >> BROKE ON THE THROTTLE >> BROKE ON THE THROTTLE LINKAGE.

LINKAGE.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY.

IT SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING THAT IT SOUNDED LIKE SOMETHING THAT HAD BEEN ABUSED OR THE CAR — I HAD BEEN ABUSED OR THE CAR — I DON'T REALLY KNOW.

DON'T REALLY KNOW.

I JUST KNOW THAT THIS TEAM HAS I JUST KNOW THAT THIS TEAM HAS BEEN DOING A HELL OF A JOB AND BEEN DOING A HELL OF A JOB AND TONY HAS BEEN DOING GREAT.

TONY HAS BEEN DOING GREAT.

BEEN RUNNING IN THE TOP FIVE AND BEEN RUNNING IN THE TOP FIVE ANDGOOD SPEEDS.

GOOD SPEEDS.

WE JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT WE JUST CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT TOGETHER.

TOGETHER.

WE ARE A LITTLE FRUSTRATED BUT WE ARE A LITTLE FRUSTRATED BUT DO THE BEST WE CAN AND COME OUT DO THE BEST WE CAN AND COME OUT OF HERE WITH WHAT WE CAN.

OF HERE WITH WHAT WE CAN.

>> LET'S GO TO JEFF.

>> LET'S GO TO JEFF.

>> RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT THE >> RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT THE CUT-AWAY CAR THIS.

CUT-AWAY CAR THIS.

RIGHT HERE IS YOUR THROTTLE RIGHT HERE IS YOUR THROTTLE LINKAGE.

LINKAGE.

IT CONNECTS YOUR CARBURETOR.

IT CONNECTS YOUR CARBURETOR.

WHEN IT IS WORK BEING BACK AND WHEN IT IS WORK BEING BACK AND FORTH LIKE SO, BUT IF FOR SOME FORTH LIKE SO, BUT IF FOR SOME REASON THE ROD ITSELF OR THE REASON THE ROD ITSELF OR THE LITTLE JOINT OR EVEN THIS HERE LITTLE JOINT OR EVEN THIS HERE ON THE TRANSMISSION IS WHAT, THE ON THE TRANSMISSION IS WHAT, THECARBURETOR IS WHAT'S BROKEN, THE CARBURETOR IS WHAT'S BROKEN, THETHROTTLE WILL NOT WORK AND RACE THROTTLE WILL NOT WORK AND RACE CARS DON'T RUN UNLESS YOU CAN CARS DON'T RUN UNLESS YOU CAN WORK THE THROTTLE, RIGHT, WORK THE THROTTLE, RIGHT, DARRELL? DARRELL? >> I THINK THAT — MAYBE THAT'S >> I THINK THAT — MAYBE THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

THE PROBLEM.

HE WAS WORKING IT TOO MUCH.

HE WAS WORKING IT TOO MUCH.

THE OTHER THING JEFF, IF YOU THE OTHER THING JEFF, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A STOP DOWN ON THE DON'T HAVE A STOP DOWN ON THE FLOOR OR THE THROTTLE IS NOT FLOOR OR THE THROTTLE IS NOT PULLING BACK ON THAT ARM THAT PULLING BACK ON THAT ARM THAT YOU WERE SHOWING THERE ALL THE YOU WERE SHOWING THERE ALL THE TIME WHEN YOU WERE JUST PUSHING TIME WHEN YOU WERE JUST PUSHING IT WITH YOUR FOOT, YOU GOT TO IT WITH YOUR FOOT, YOU GOT TO HAVE A STOP DOWN IN THERE AND HAVE A STOP DOWN IN THERE AND THAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM.

THAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM.

HOW ABOUT THAT? HOW ABOUT THAT? DO YOU THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM? DO YOU THINK THAT'S THE PROBLEM?>> VERY EASILY COULD BE.

>> VERY EASILY COULD BE.

IT IS HARD TO SAY RIGHT NOW.

IT IS HARD TO SAY RIGHT NOW.

WE'VE GOT IT SET ONE A STOP WE'VE GOT IT SET ONE A STOP RIGHT HERE ON THE CARBURETOR AND RIGHT HERE ON THE CARBURETOR ANDIF TONY DIDN'T HAVE THAT, IF HE IF TONY DIDN'T HAVE THAT, IF HE KEPT PULLING ON IT LIKE YOU SAY, KEPT PULLING ON IT LIKE YOU SAY,IT IS REAL EASY TO BREAK THIS.

IT IS REAL EASY TO BREAK THIS.

NORMAL LIT TEAMS WHAT THEY CALL NORMAL LIT TEAMS WHAT THEY CALL AIRCRAFT QUALITY HIGH BUT COULD AIRCRAFT QUALITY HIGH BUT COULD HAVE EASILY PULLED OUT OF HERE.

HAVE EASILY PULLED OUT OF HERE.

THIS THING IS THREADED DOWN THIS THING IS THREADED DOWN INSIDE THIS SHAFT RIGHT HERE AND INSIDE THIS SHAFT RIGHT HERE ANDIF FOR SOME REASON IT PULLED THE IF FOR SOME REASON IT PULLED THETHREADS OUT, THAT COULD HAVE THREADS OUT, THAT COULD HAVE BEEN WHAT PART OF THE PROBLEM BEEN WHAT PART OF THE PROBLEM IS.

IS.

>> DARRELL, MAY BE ANOTHER >> DARRELL, MAY BE ANOTHER REASON WHY STEWART DIDN'T SLOW REASON WHY STEWART DIDN'T SLOW TO 55 MILES AN HOUR ON PIT ROAD, TO 55 MILES AN HOUR ON PIT ROAD,WITH A BROKEN LINKAGE, HE WITH A BROKEN LINKAGE, HE COULDN'T MAINTAIN THAT SPEED AND COULDN'T MAINTAIN THAT SPEED ANDWOULD HAVE TAKEN HIM ALL WAY TO WOULD HAVE TAKEN HIM ALL WAY TO GET TO HIS PIT.

GET TO HIS PIT.

TONY STEWART THREE LAPS DOWN.

TONY STEWART THREE LAPS DOWN.

THROTTLE LINKAGE AND BOBBY LA THROTTLE LINKAGE AND BOBBY LA BEEN THEY NINE LAPS BACK AFTER BEEN THEY NINE LAPS BACK AFTER TOSSING A WATER PUMP BELT.

>> KURT BUSCH IN COMMAND AT 138 LAPS HERE IN CALIFORNIA.

LAPS HERE IN CALIFORNIA.

AND RIGHT AFTER TODAY'S RACE ON AND RIGHT AFTER TODAY'S RACE ON FOX, EXTENDED POST RACE COVERAGE FOX, EXTENDED POST RACE COVERAGEON THE SPEED CHANNEL.

ON THE SPEED CHANNEL.

RIGHT AFTER WE GO OFF THE AIR RIGHT AFTER WE GO OFF THE AIR THE SPEED CHANNEL WILL HAVE MORE THE SPEED CHANNEL WILL HAVE MOREINTERVIEWS AND RACE ANALYSIS AND INTERVIEWS AND RACE ANALYSIS ANDIF YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE SPEED IF YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE SPEEDCHANNEL CALL 1-888-22-SPEED.

CHANNEL CALL 1-888-22-SPEED.

>> I TELL YOU, BOYS, THAT YOUNG >> I TELL YOU, BOYS, THAT YOUNG MAN IS PUTTING A WHOOPING ON MAN IS PUTTING A WHOOPING ON THESE GUYS RIGHT NOW.

THESE GUYS RIGHT NOW.

THAT YOUNG MAN IN THAT 97 CAR.

THAT YOUNG MAN IN THAT 97 CAR.

HE IS GOING! HE IS GOING! >> THE TWO CARS WITH UNSCHEDULED >> THE TWO CARS WITH UNSCHEDULEDPIT STOPS, DALE EARNHARDT JR.

PIT STOPS, DALE EARNHARDT JR.

AND JIMMY SPENCER.

AND JIMMY SPENCER.

MATT? MATT? >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

MADE AN >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.

MADE AN UNSCHEDULED PIT STOP.

UNSCHEDULED PIT STOP.

HE FELT LIKE THAT THE RIGHT HE FELT LIKE THAT THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS STARTING TO GO FRONT TIRE WAS STARTING TO GO SOFT.

SOFT.

STARTING TO GO DOWN, POSSIBLY STARTING TO GO DOWN, POSSIBLY AND CUT IT DOWN AND THAT'S AND CUT IT DOWN AND THAT'S INDEED WHAT HAPPENED.

INDEED WHAT HAPPENED.

CHECKED THE AIR PRESSURE AND CHECKED THE AIR PRESSURE AND SAID IT WAS LOW.

SAID IT WAS LOW.

ON THE RIGHT FRONT.

ON THE RIGHT FRONT.

TO STEVE BYRNES.

TO STEVE BYRNES.

>> A WHILE AGO LARRY McREYNOLDS >> A WHILE AGO LARRY McREYNOLDS TALKED ABOUT HOW THE TRACK TALKED ABOUT HOW THE TRACK CONDITION MAY BE CHANGING.

CONDITION MAY BE CHANGING.

BUT RUSTY WALLACE EARLY IN THIS BUT RUSTY WALLACE EARLY IN THIS RACE WAS FIGHTING A TIGHT RACE WAS FIGHTING A TIGHT CONDITION.

CONDITION.

LAST TIME THEY WENT DOWN A POUND LAST TIME THEY WENT DOWN A POUNDIN THE RIGHT FRONT.

IN THE RIGHT FRONT.

UP A POUND IN THE RIGHT REAR.

UP A POUND IN THE RIGHT REAR.

MADE A WEDGE JUSTMENT.

MADE A WEDGE JUSTMENT.

RUSTY SAYS NOW THE CAR HAS GONE RUSTY SAYS NOW THE CAR HAS GONE LOOSE.

LOOSE.

HE WANTS WEDGE BACK IN.

HE WANTS WEDGE BACK IN.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> WELL, DALE JARRETT WILL BE >> WELL, DALE JARRETT WILL BE PITTING BEFORE KURT BUSCH IN CAR PITTING BEFORE KURT BUSCH IN CARNUMBER 97.

NUMBER 97.

JARRETT IS RUNNING IN SECOND JARRETT IS RUNNING IN SECOND POSITION RIGHT NOW BUT — WE POSITION RIGHT NOW BUT — WE HAVE A CAUTION FLAG.

HAVE A CAUTION FLAG.

THEY ARE ALL GOING TO PIT AT THE THEY ARE ALL GOING TO PIT AT THESAME TIME AND WILL ALL BE IN SAME TIME AND WILL ALL BE IN NOW.

NOW.

>> RICKY CRAVEN AGAINST THE >> RICKY CRAVEN AGAINST THE WALL.

WALL.

BROUGHT OUT THE SECOND CAUTION BROUGHT OUT THE SECOND CAUTION OF THE DAY.

OF THE DAY.

LAP 141.

LAP 141.

>> THAT'S A SHAME.

>> THAT'S A SHAME.

HE WAS RUNNING IN THE 8th HE WAS RUNNING IN THE 8th POSITION.

POSITION.

BEEN IN THE TOP TEN EVER SINCE BEEN IN THE TOP TEN EVER SINCE THAT FIRST SET OF PIT STOPS ON THAT FIRST SET OF PIT STOPS ON LAP 20.

LAP 20.

>> THEY ARE RIGHT UP AGAINST THE >> THEY ARE RIGHT UP AGAINST THEOUTSIDE OF THAT RETAINING WALL OUTSIDE OF THAT RETAINING WALL AND YOU CAN SEAT TIRE MARKS.

AND YOU CAN SEAT TIRE MARKS.

THEY ARE HIGH.

THEY ARE HIGH.

RUNING THAT CORNER.

RUNING THAT CORNER.

HIGH, WIDE, AND HANDSOME.

HIGH, WIDE, AND HANDSOME.

HERE COMES SOME GUYS TRYING TO HERE COMES SOME GUYS TRYING TO GET LAPS BACK.

GET LAPS BACK.

>> KURT IS SLOWING DOWN AND >> KURT IS SLOWING DOWN AND THERE GOES STICK LAND, WARD THERE GOES STICK LAND, WARD BURTON i DON'T THINK JEFF GREEN BURTON i DON'T THINK JEFF GREEN WENT A LAP DOWN.

WENT A LAP DOWN.

THAT WAS CLOSE THAT WAS CLOSE >> I THINK HE MAY HAVE MADE IT.

>> I THINK HE MAY HAVE MADE IT.

I THINK THAT 30 WAS — I MEAN, I I THINK THAT 30 WAS — I MEAN, ITHINK THE — WE WILL HAVE TO THINK THE — WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE THE LITTLE TRANSPONDER.

HAVE THE LITTLE TRANSPONDER.

>> BY OUR SCORING, DID HE GET >> BY OUR SCORING, DID HE GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP.

BACK ON THE LEAD LAP.

>> ONE FELLA WHO DID NOT MAKE IT >> ONE FELLA WHO DID NOT MAKE ITWAS MATT KENSETH, BUSCH'S WAS MATT KENSETH, BUSCH'S TEAMMATE IN THE 13th POSITION.

TEAMMATE IN THE 13th POSITION.

THIS CAUTION FLAG TO THE GOOD THIS CAUTION FLAG TO THE GOOD FORTUNE OF FELLOWS LIKE WALTRIP, FORTUNE OF FELLOWS LIKE WALTRIP,MARTIN AND DAVE BLANEY WHO WERE MARTIN AND DAVE BLANEY WHO WERE IN DANGER OF GOING A LAP DOWN.

IN DANGER OF GOING A LAP DOWN.

>> DALE JR.

HAD A RIGHT FRONT >> DALE JR.

HAD A RIGHT FRONT GOING DOWN THERE AND SAID HE GOING DOWN THERE AND SAID HE MUST HAVE RUN OVER SOMETHING.

MUST HAVE RUN OVER SOMETHING.

I'M WONDERING IF SOMETHING I'M WONDERING IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THE 32'S RIGHT HAPPENED TO THE 32'S RIGHT FRONT.

FRONT.

>> KURT BUSCH'S LEAD HAD BUILT >> KURT BUSCH'S LEAD HAD BUILT TO 17 SECONDS OVER DALE JARRETT.

TO 17 SECONDS OVER DALE JARRETT.

>> YES.

>> YES.

HE WAS IN ANOTHER ZIP CODE.

HE WAS IN ANOTHER ZIP CODE.

>> YES.

>> GREEN, HE USED TO DRIVE THIS CAR THE RUNNER UP, COMPTON, JACK CAR THE RUNNER UP, COMPTON, JACKSPRAING.

SPRAING.

THE POINT LEADER AND JASON THE POINT LEADER AND JASON KELLER.

KELLER.

>> PLUS I LIKE KIDS WHO DRINK >> PLUS I LIKE KIDS WHO DRINK CHOCOLATE MILK.

CHOCOLATE MILK.

I THINK THAT'S KIND OF FEET I THINK THAT'S KIND OF FEET >> SO SPRIING STILL HAS THE >> SO SPRIING STILL HAS THE POINT LEADER.

POINT LEADER.

A POINT LEAD, RIGGS MOVED FROM A POINT LEAD, RIGGS MOVED FROM FIFTH TO THIRD WITH THAT WIN FIFTH TO THIRD WITH THAT WIN BEHIND HIS TEAMMATE JASON BEHIND HIS TEAMMATE JASON KELLER.

KELLER.

AFTER NINE BUSCH SERIES RACES.

AFTER NINE BUSCH SERIES RACES.

HERE IS THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK HERE IS THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES STANDINGS.

SERIES STANDINGS.

SPONSORED BY SEARS.

SPONSORED BY SEARS.

ROBERT PRESS LEIGH, 20 MARKERS ROBERT PRESS LEIGH, 20 MARKERS UP ON TED MUSGRAVE AFTER THREE UP ON TED MUSGRAVE AFTER THREE RACES.

RACES.

DAVID STARR, CRAWFORD AND MIKE DAVID STARR, CRAWFORD AND MIKE WLIS THE TOP FIVE.

WLIS THE TOP FIVE.

>> LET'S GIVE THEM ONE TO GO >> LET'S GIVE THEM ONE TO GO WHAT DO YOU SAY AND GET BACK TO WHAT DO YOU SAY AND GET BACK TO RACING.

>> LET'S GO TO THE GARAGE AREA.

>> AT DARLINGTON RICKY CRAVEN >> AT DARLINGTON RICKY CRAVEN WAS RUNNING IN SECOND WHEN HE WAS RUNNING IN SECOND WHEN HE WAS TAKEN OUT WITH A WRECK.

WAS TAKEN OUT WITH A WRECK.

THAT WAS NONE OF HIS DOING AT THAT WAS NONE OF HIS DOING AT MARTINSVILLE.

MARTINSVILLE.

LED 40 LAPS AND LOOKED LIGHT LED 40 LAPS AND LOOKED LIGHT WINNER AND TAKEN OUT WITH A WINNER AND TAKEN OUT WITH A WRECK.

WRECK.

NONE OF HIS DOING.

NONE OF HIS DOING.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS TIME? WHAT HAPPENED THIS TIME? >> WELL, I GUESS IT IS ONE OF >> WELL, I GUESS IT IS ONE OF THE PENALTIES OF RUNNING THE THE PENALTIES OF RUNNING THE HIGH LINE.

HIGH LINE.

I RAN HIGH ALL DAY, DICK, AND I I RAN HIGH ALL DAY, DICK, AND I WAS FIGHTING LOOSE FROM THE VERY WAS FIGHTING LOOSE FROM THE VERYBEGINNING AND THE GUYS WERE BEGINNING AND THE GUYS WERE DOING A GREAT JOB WORKING ON THE DOING A GREAT JOB WORKING ON THETIDE FORD BUT WE COULDN'T GET IT TIDE FORD BUT WE COULDN'T GET ITTIGHTENED UP GETTING IN THE TIGHTENED UP GETTING IN THE CORNER AND I SPENT MOST OF THE CORNER AND I SPENT MOST OF THE DAY RUNING 2 00 MILES AN HOUR IN DAY RUNING 2 00 MILES AN HOUR INTHE CORNER TURNING RIGHT AND I THE CORNER TURNING RIGHT AND I COULDN'T CATCH IT THAT LAST COULDN'T CATCH IT THAT LAST TIME.

TIME.

IT GOT AWAY FROM ME BUT REALLY A IT GOT AWAY FROM ME BUT REALLY AGOOD TEAM.

GOOD TEAM.

I'M PROUD OF THIS.

I'M PROUD OF THIS.

WE DON'T ALWAYS FINISH TOP TEN WE DON'T ALWAYS FINISH TOP TEN BUT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE ALWAYS BUT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE ALWAYS RUNNING TOP TEN AND IT IS REALLY RUNNING TOP TEN AND IT IS REALLYGETTING BETTER AND BETTER.

GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.

>> YOU GOT ONE SOON, VERY SOON.

>> YOU GOT ONE SOON, VERY SOON.

>> MICHAEL WALTRIP MADE ANOTHER >> MICHAEL WALTRIP MADE ANOTHER VISIT TO PIT ROAD.

VISIT TO PIT ROAD.

THEY ARE TOPPING OFF.

THEY ARE TOPPING OFF.

I ASKED SLUGGER, HOW FAR CAN YOU I ASKED SLUGGER, HOW FAR CAN YOUGO BECAUSE WE ARE 55 LAPS TO THE GO BECAUSE WE ARE 55 LAPS TO THEFINISH.

FINISH.

HE TOLD ME THIS MORNING THAT HE TOLD ME THIS MORNING THAT THEY COULD GO 54.

THEY COULD GO 54.

LARRY MAC? LARRY MAC? IT IS CLOSE.

IT IS CLOSE.

>> WELL, AGAIN, NOW BECOMES A >> WELL, AGAIN, NOW BECOMES A GAS MILEAGE GAME.

GAS MILEAGE GAME.

IF WE HAVE THIS LONG RUN OF IF WE HAVE THIS LONG RUN OF GREEN FLAG RACING.

GREEN FLAG RACING.

BUSCH HAD A 17-SECOND LEAD.

BUSCH HAD A 17-SECOND LEAD.

IT IS GONE.

IT IS GONE.

>> WELL, I DON'T THINK IT WILL >> WELL, I DON'T THINK IT WILL BOTHER HIM A BIT.

BOTHER HIM A BIT.

I THINK HE WILL GET BACK UP ON I THINK HE WILL GET BACK UP ON THE WHEEL AND DRIVE BACK OFF THE WHEEL AND DRIVE BACK OFF AGAIN.

AGAIN.

HE WAS PROBABLY UPSET HE LOST HE WAS PROBABLY UPSET HE LOST THE LEAD ON PIT ROAD BECAUSE HE THE LEAD ON PIT ROAD BECAUSE HE SURE HADN'T LOST IT ON THE SURE HADN'T LOST IT ON THE RACETRACK BUT IF HE KEEPS GOING RACETRACK BUT IF HE KEEPS GOING LIKE HE HAS TODAY, HE IS THE MAN LIKE HE HAS TODAY, HE IS THE MANTO BEAT.

TO BEAT.

>> BUT DALE JARRETT IS RIGHT ON >> BUT DALE JARRETT IS RIGHT ON HIS REAR BUMPER AND HADN'T BEEN HIS REAR BUMPER AND HADN'T BEEN THERE FOR A WHILE OF ONE MORE THERE FOR A WHILE OF ONE MORE TIME? TIME? CRANK THOSE TELEVISIONS DOWN AND CRANK THOSE TELEVISIONS DOWN ANDLET'S CRANK IT UP! >> SOMETHING HAPPENED TO BILL ELLIOTT.

ELLIOTT.

SQUEEZED UP AGAINST THE WALL ON SQUEEZED UP AGAINST THE WALL ON TURN TWO AND COMING TO PIT ROAD TURN TWO AND COMING TO PIT ROAD >> I DON'T KNOW.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

IF HE GOT SQUEEZED UP AGAINST IF HE GOT SQUEEZED UP AGAINST THAT, THE CAR JUST TOOK OFF AS THAT, THE CAR JUST TOOK OFF AS IF THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS DOWN IF THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS DOWNOR SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE OR SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE RIGHT FRONT TIRES.

RIGHT FRONT TIRES.

HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE HE JUST HARD TO BELIEVE BECAUSE HE JUST CAME OUT OF THE PITS.

CAME OUT OF THE PITS.

BUT SURE LOOKED THAT WAY.

BUT SURE LOOKED THAT WAY.

NOW, YOU KNOW, KURT BUSCH COULD NOW, YOU KNOW, KURT BUSCH COULD BE — FIGHT SOME OF THE SAME BE — FIGHT SOME OF THE SAME THING.

THING.

HE GETS IN TRAFFIC, MIGHT NOT BE HE GETS IN TRAFFIC, MIGHT NOT BEAS GOOD AS IT WAS OUT FRONT IN AS GOOD AS IT WAS OUT FRONT IN CLEAN AIR.

CLEAN AIR.

>> BILL ELLIOTT WAS STILL ON THE >> BILL ELLIOTT WAS STILL ON THELEAD LAP.

LEAD LAP.

WILL BE HARD FOR HIM TO STAY ON WILL BE HARD FOR HIM TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP.

THE LEAD LAP.

LEADERS COMING OFF OF TURN FOUR LEADERS COMING OFF OF TURN FOUR RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW >> AND THE OTHER THING YOU HEARD >> AND THE OTHER THING YOU HEARDKURT BUSCH SAY, NEW TIRES ARE A KURT BUSCH SAY, NEW TIRES ARE A LITTLE SQUIRRELY AND MAY TAKE IT LITTLE SQUIRRELY AND MAY TAKE ITA FEW LAPS FOR TO IT COME IN.

A FEW LAPS FOR TO IT COME IN.

>> HUT STRICKLAND IS NOW COMING >> HUT STRICKLAND IS NOW COMING TO PIT ROAD.

TO PIT ROAD.

STEVE? STEVE? >> JUST CHECKED IN WITH BILL >> JUST CHECKED IN WITH BILL ELLIOTT'S PITS.

ELLIOTT'S PITS.

FLAT RIGHT REAR TIRE ON THE 9.

FLAT RIGHT REAR TIRE ON THE 9.

>> THERE YOU SEE HE GOES A LAP >> THERE YOU SEE HE GOES A LAP DOWN THERE AS DALE JARRETT AND DOWN THERE AS DALE JARRETT AND THE REST OF THE GUYS GO BY HIM THE REST OF THE GUYS GO BY HIM OFF TURN TWO.

OFF TURN TWO.

>> THAT CAR WAS TO THAT POINT A >> THAT CAR WAS TO THAT POINT A CONTENDER.

CONTENDER.

>> WELL, KURT BUSCH GOT HIS >> WELL, KURT BUSCH GOT HIS HANDS FULL NOW WITH LAP CARS HANDS FULL NOW WITH LAP CARS WHICH IS ALLOWING DALE JARRETT WHICH IS ALLOWING DALE JARRETT TO CHECK OUT.

TO CHECK OUT.

>> HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN >> HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN THIS, LARRY? THIS, LARRY? YOU GET OUT FRONT AND YOU DRIVE YOU GET OUT FRONT AND YOU DRIVE OFF AND LEAVE EVERYBODY.

OFF AND LEAVE EVERYBODY.

YOU GET OUT THERE IN THAT CLEAN YOU GET OUT THERE IN THAT CLEAN AIR AND YOU ARE LONG GONE.

AIR AND YOU ARE LONG GONE.

AND THAT'S WHAT JARRETT IS DOING AND THAT'S WHAT JARRETT IS DOINGRIGHT NOW AND BUSCH HAS GOT HIS RIGHT NOW AND BUSCH HAS GOT HIS HANDS FULL WITH THE LAP CARS.

>> AND NOW, THAT IS WHEN A YOUNGDRIVER YOU GOT TO REALLY TALK TO DRIVER YOU GOT TO REALLY TALK TOHIM AND KEEP HIM FOCUSED.

HIM AND KEEP HIM FOCUSED.

GOUT TO TELL HIM TO CALM DOWN GOUT TO TELL HIM TO CALM DOWN AND NOT GET EXCITED.

AND NOT GET EXCITED.

THE CAR WILL COME TO YOU.

THE CAR WILL COME TO YOU.

JUST DRIVE YOUR LINE AND JUST DRIVE YOUR LINE AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE.

>> STEVE BYRNES TALKED ABOUT >> STEVE BYRNES TALKED ABOUT MICHAEL WALTRIP TOPPING OFF AND MICHAEL WALTRIP TOPPING OFF AND WANTING TO GO LAP 145.

WANTING TO GO LAP 145.

DAVE BLANEY TOPPED OFF AS WELL DAVE BLANEY TOPPED OFF AS WELL AND THAT'S 105 LAPS TO GO.

AND THAT'S 105 LAPS TO GO.

WE SEE THIS CROWDED TRAFFIC JAM.

WE SEE THIS CROWDED TRAFFIC JAM.

THIS A BIG WAD ON THE BACK THIS A BIG WAD ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY.

STRAIGHTAWAY.

>> MAXI WAD.

>> MAXI WAD.

>> WOULD MAKE THOSE GUYS HAVE TO >> WOULD MAKE THOSE GUYS HAVE TORUN 52 LAPS ON ONE.

RUN 52 LAPS ON ONE.

TO THIS POINT WE HAVE NOT SEEN TO THIS POINT WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANYBODY RUN THAT FAR.

ANYBODY RUN THAT FAR.

>> OH, BUT YOU CREW CHIEFS, YOU >> OH, BUT YOU CREW CHIEFS, YOU ALWAYS AMAZE ME.

ALWAYS AMAZE ME.

I JUST DON'T THINK WE CAN MAKE I JUST DON'T THINK WE CAN MAKE IT.

IT.

JUST DON'T THINK WE CAN DO IT.

JUST DON'T THINK WE CAN DO IT.

>> WOULD YOU EVER PIT YOUR >> WOULD YOU EVER PIT YOUR DRIVER WITH ONE TO GO AND KEEP DRIVER WITH ONE TO GO AND KEEP HIM OUT OF THAT WAD FOR A HIM OUT OF THAT WAD FOR A HIGHLY? HIGHLY? >> I DON'T KNOW IF THE CREW >> I DON'T KNOW IF THE CREW WOULD OR NOT BUT A DRIVER, I WOULD OR NOT BUT A DRIVER, I THANK I WOULD.

THANK I WOULD.

I GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF I GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT, I CALL THEM SOMETHING LIKE THAT, I CALL THEMON THE RADIO AND SAY I WILL BACK ON THE RADIO AND SAY I WILL BACKUP AND FIND ME A LITTLE CLEAN UP AND FIND ME A LITTLE CLEAN AIR, BOYS.

AIR, BOYS.

THIS IS UGLY.

THIS IS UGLY.

>> STEVE PARK IN THAT 1 CAR NOT >> STEVE PARK IN THAT 1 CAR NOT HAVING A VERY GOOD DAY.

HAVING A VERY GOOD DAY.

GOING BACK.

GOING BACK.

HE IS BACK IN 24th RIGHT NOW.

HE IS BACK IN 24th RIGHT NOW.

>> AND THE PIT STOP WITH THE >> AND THE PIT STOP WITH THE HOOD UP FOR HUT STRICKLAND, THEY HOOD UP FOR HUT STRICKLAND, THEYHAVE DROPPED A CYLINDER.

HAVE DROPPED A CYLINDER.

LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT RUSTY LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT RUSTY WALLACE.

>> THEY IT.

STEVE BYRNES? STEVE BYRNES? >> A LITTLE WHILE AGO LARRY >> A LITTLE WHILE AGO LARRY McREYNOLDS SPECULATED ABOUT THE McREYNOLDS SPECULATED ABOUT THE TRACK CONDITION PROBABLY TRACK CONDITION PROBABLY CHANGING.

CHANGING.

RUSTY, ON THE LAST TIME THEY RUSTY, ON THE LAST TIME THEY TOOK A POUND OUT OF THE RIGHT TOOK A POUND OUT OF THE RIGHT REAR, ONE ROUND OF WEDGE IN, REAR, ONE ROUND OF WEDGE IN, FOUR TIRE CHANGE.

FOUR TIRE CHANGE.

RUSTY SAID THE PROBLEM HE FEELS RUSTY SAID THE PROBLEM HE FEELS NOW, THE RIGHT FRONT SHOCK HAS NOW, THE RIGHT FRONT SHOCK HAS TOO MUCH REBOUND.

TOO MUCH REBOUND.

LET'S GO TO MATT YOCUM.

LET'S GO TO MATT YOCUM.

>> STEVE, I MENTIONED EARLIER >> STEVE, I MENTIONED EARLIER THAT MICHAEL WALTRIP AND SLUGGER THAT MICHAEL WALTRIP AND SLUGGERWILL TRY TO MAKE IT ON ONE MORE WILL TRY TO MAKE IT ON ONE MORE STOP.

STOP.

LET'S CHENG IN HERE WITH CHAD LET'S CHENG IN HERE WITH CHAD KNAUS.

KNAUS.

THE 15 WILL TRY TO MAKE IT ON THE 15 WILL TRY TO MAKE IT ON ONE MORE STOP.

ONE MORE STOP.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR TEAM? WHAT ABOUT YOUR TEAM? >> UNFORTUNATELY, NO, I DON'T >> UNFORTUNATELY, NO, I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY WAY IN WHICH THINK THERE IS ANY WAY IN WHICH WE CAN DO IT.

WE CAN DO IT.

DISHEARTENING THAT SOMEBODY IS DISHEARTENING THAT SOMEBODY IS GOING TO WIN THIS THING ON FUEL GOING TO WIN THIS THING ON FUEL MILEAGE WHEN WE HAVE A GREAT MILEAGE WHEN WE HAVE A GREAT RACE CAR AND WE WILL HAVE THE RACE CAR AND WE WILL HAVE THE STRONGEST CAR HERE.

STRONGEST CAR HERE.

WEEP CAN'T DO IT.

WEEP CAN'T DO IT.

SOMEBODY DOES, MORE POWER TO SOMEBODY DOES, MORE POWER TO THEM.

THEM.

THEY COVERED THEIR BASES AND THEY COVERED THEIR BASES AND GETTING THE JOB DONE.

GETTING THE JOB DONE.

HE WANT TO SAY HELLO TO RICK HE WANT TO SAY HELLO TO RICK HEAD RICK'S MOM IS BACK HOPE, HEAD RICK'S MOM IS BACK HOPE, NOT FEELING TOO GOOD TODAY.

NOT FEELING TOO GOOD TODAY.

WE WISH HER THE BEST ASK WILL DO WE WISH HER THE BEST ASK WILL DOHA WE CAN DO TODAY.

HA WE CAN DO TODAY.

>> YOU HAVE TO BE PLEASED WITH >> YOU HAVE TO BE PLEASED WITH HOW MATURE YOUR DRIVER IS HOW MATURE YOUR DRIVER IS DRIVING TODAY.

DRIVING TODAY.

>> DOING A TREMENDOUS JOB.

>> DOING A TREMENDOUS JOB.

HE COMES TO THE BIG TRACKS WHERE HE COMES TO THE BIG TRACKS WHEREEVERYBODY IS DIFFICULT, EVERYBODY IS DIFFICULT, AERODYNAMICS PLAYS A BIG ROLE AERODYNAMICS PLAYS A BIG ROLE AND HE KNOWS HOW TO GET THE CAR AND HE KNOWS HOW TO GET THE CAR OUT THERE AND GET THE NOSE CLEAN OUT THERE AND GET THE NOSE CLEANAND PASS PEOPLE.

AND PASS PEOPLE.

THAT SHOWS HIS EXPERIENCE.

THAT SHOWS HIS EXPERIENCE.

>> A FORMER WINNER HERE AT >> A FORMER WINNER HERE AT CALIFORNIA SLOWING DOWN ON THE CALIFORNIA SLOWING DOWN ON THE RACETRACK.

RACETRACK.

>> MAYFIELD SAID SOMETHING >> MAYFIELD SAID SOMETHING BROKE.

BROKE.

>> TWO THINGS.

>> TWO THINGS.

WE ARE AT THE POINT IN THE RACE WE ARE AT THE POINT IN THE RACE WHERE THE ENGINS ARE REALLY WHERE THE ENGINS ARE REALLY GOING TO START TO TAKE A GOING TO START TO TAKE A BEATING.

BEATING.

THEY HAVE BEEN OUT THERE A WHILE THEY HAVE BEEN OUT THERE A WHILEAND TURNED A LOT OF RPMs AND AND TURNED A LOT OF RPMs AND WILL START BREAKING AND THE WILL START BREAKING AND THE OTHER THING IS, ALL THAT REBOUND OTHER THING IS, ALL THAT REBOUNDRUSTY IS TALKING ABOUT IN THE RUSTY IS TALKING ABOUT IN THE RIGHT FRONT MAKES YOU LOOSE IN.

RIGHT FRONT MAKES YOU LOOSE IN.

KEEPS THAT CORNER PULLED DOWN KEEPS THAT CORNER PULLED DOWN ALL THE TIME AND MAKE THE CAR ALL THE TIME AND MAKE THE CAR REAL LOOSE GETTING DOWN IN THE REAL LOOSE GETTING DOWN IN THE CORNER.

CORNER.

DO YOU THAT TO TRY TO KEEP THAT DO YOU THAT TO TRY TO KEEP THAT CORNER OF THE CAR DOWN BUT THE CORNER OF THE CAR DOWN BUT THE PRICE YOU CAN PAY, YOU CAN MAKE PRICE YOU CAN PAY, YOU CAN MAKE IT LOOSE IN.

IT LOOSE IN.

>> THAT'S YES IS MAKING ALL >> THAT'S YES IS MAKING ALL THOSE CHANGES.

THOSE CHANGES.

WE TALK ABOUT THE ENGINE, THE WE TALK ABOUT THE ENGINE, THE PARTS THAT COULD FAIL.

PARTS THAT COULD FAIL.

THE VALVE SPRINGS ARE TAKING A THE VALVE SPRINGS ARE TAKING A BEATING BUT AT THESE APMs, THE BEATING BUT AT THESE APMs, THE BOTTOM END, THE RODS, THE CRANKS BOTTOM END, THE RODS, THE CRANKSA LOT OF THOSE ARE TAKING A A LOT OF THOSE ARE TAKING A BEATING BEATING >> THE ROCKER ARMS AND THE VALVE >> THE ROCKER ARMS AND THE VALVESPRINGS AND ALL THOSE, THAT'S SPRINGS AND ALL THOSE, THAT'S WHAT'S GOING TO GIVE UP ON YOU.

WHAT'S GOING TO GIVE UP ON YOU.

>> LET ME SHOW YOU WHERE THE >> LET ME SHOW YOU WHERE THE VALVES ARE.

VALVES ARE.

THERE ARE 8 PER SIDE.

THERE ARE 8 PER SIDE.

16 TOTAL.

16 TOTAL.

FOUR ON EACH SIDE FOR INTAKE AND FOUR ON EACH SIDE FOR INTAKE ANDFOUR ON EACH SIDE FOR EXHAUST FOUR ON EACH SIDE FOR EXHAUST BUT THAT VALVE SPRING, TWO OF BUT THAT VALVE SPRING, TWO OF THEM AND INNER AND OUTER AND THEM AND INNER AND OUTER AND THAT'S THE THINGS THAT'S REALLY THAT'S THE THINGS THAT'S REALLY TAKING A BEATING, THOSE SPRINGS.

TAKING A BEATING, THOSE SPRINGS.

>> WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT HERE, SO >> WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT HERE, SOHARD ON THEENINGINS, YOU GOT A HARD ON THEENINGINS, YOU GOT A CAR IN THE WALL.

CAR IN THE WALL.

THE.

THE.

>> UP AGAIN THE WALL DOWN IN >> UP AGAIN THE WALL DOWN IN TURN ONE.

TURN ONE.

>> CAUTION IS OUT TOO.

>> NOW THERE IS THE PROBLEM THATMAYFIELD HAD AND GREG BIFFLE HAD MAYFIELD HAD AND GREG BIFFLE HADTO JAM ON THE BRAKES TO SCOOT TO JAM ON THE BRAKES TO SCOOT AROUND HIM.

AROUND HIM.

NOW CAUTION IS OUT.

NOW CAUTION IS OUT.

I BELIEVE IT IS FOR MATT KENSETH I BELIEVE IT IS FOR MATT KENSETHAT TURN TWO.

AT TURN TWO.

>> JUST TO FOLLOW UP A LITTLE >> JUST TO FOLLOW UP A LITTLE BIT, SUSTAINED RPM.

BIT, SUSTAINED RPM.

YOU ARE 8500 AT THE START-FINISH YOU ARE 8500 AT THE START-FINISHLINE AND STILL GOT TO GO ALL THE LINE AND STILL GOT TO GO ALL THEWAY DOWN TO TURN ONE WITH THAT WAY DOWN TO TURN ONE WITH THAT RPM HANGING AROUND 85 TO 9000 RPM HANGING AROUND 85 TO 9000 AND VIBRATES ITSELF APART.

>> THAT VAL OF SPRING IS MOVING 75 TIMES A SECOND.

75 TIMES A SECOND.

EACH ONE OF THOSE.

EACH ONE OF THOSE.

THAT'S A LOT OF WORK.

THAT'S A LOT OF WORK.

>> KENSETH GOING IN HERE AND >> KENSETH GOING IN HERE AND GETS UP TOO HIGH.

GETS UP TOO HIGH.

A LOT LIKE CRAVEN SAID HAPPENED A LOT LIKE CRAVEN SAID HAPPENED TO HIM AND ALL UP IN HERE FOLKS.

TO HIM AND ALL UP IN HERE FOLKS.

THAT'S THIS SAND, DIRT, RUBBER.

THAT'S THIS SAND, DIRT, RUBBER.

ONCE YOU PICK IT UP ON YOUR ONCE YOU PICK IT UP ON YOUR TIRES, YOU ARE OUT OF CONTROL.

TIRES, YOU ARE OUT OF CONTROL.

ONLY THING THAT WILL TURN YOU ONLY THING THAT WILL TURN YOU DOWN IS THE BIG OLD THING ON THE DOWN IS THE BIG OLD THING ON THEOUTSIDE THERE.

>> HE WILL TAKE A HIT IN THE POINTS, STILL COMING IN HERE POINTS, STILL COMING IN HERE SECOND.

SECOND.

NOW, DARRELL, WE ARE OUT OF OUR NOW, DARRELL, WE ARE OUT OF OUR STRATEGY NOW.

STRATEGY NOW.

WE WILL COME TO PIT ROAD 95 LAPS WE WILL COME TO PIT ROAD 95 LAPSTO GO.

TO GO.

WE CAN GET IN HERE AND DO IT ON WE CAN GET IN HERE AND DO IT ON ONE MORE STOP SO ALL THE LEADERS ONE MORE STOP SO ALL THE LEADERSSHOULD BE ON PIT ROAD TO FILL SHOULD BE ON PIT ROAD TO FILL ONE FUEL AND MAY ONLY GAVE YOU ONE FUEL AND MAY ONLY GAVE YOU TWO TIRES.

TWO TIRES.

I WANT THAT TRACK POSITION LIKE I WANT THAT TRACK POSITION LIKE DALE JARRETT GOT A WHILE AGO.

DALE JARRETT GOT A WHILE AGO.

>> I MIGHT BUY THAT >> I MIGHT BUY THAT >> WOULD YOU CONSIDER NO TIRES? >> WOULD YOU CONSIDER NO TIRES? SQULI SQULI >> I BELIEVE I WILL BE THERE >> I BELIEVE I WILL BE THERE LONG ENOUGH I WILL GIVE YOU TWO LONG ENOUGH I WILL GIVE YOU TWO TIRES BUT WE MAY SEE SOME GAS TIRES BUT WE MAY SEE SOME GAS AND GO, GAS ONLY.

AND GO, GAS ONLY.

>> AS WE SAID, BEING OUT FRONT >> AS WE SAID, BEING OUT FRONT IN CLEAN AIR MAKES A HUGE IN CLEAN AIR MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

DIFFERENCE.

ALL THE FRONT GUYS ARE COMING ALL THE FRONT GUYS ARE COMING IN.

>> 11 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP.

HERE IS STEVE BYRNES.

>> AND STERLING MARLIN LISTENINGTO TONY GLOVER, WILL DO A GAD TO TONY GLOVER, WILL DO A GAD AND GO.

AND GO.

NO MATERIALS ON THE 40.

NO MATERIALS ON THE 40.

— NO TIRES.

— NO TIRES.

>> DALE JARRETT WILL NOT DO THAT >> DALE JARRETT WILL NOT DO THATSTRATEGY.

STRATEGY.

PUTTING AT LEAST TWO TIRES ON.

PUTTING AT LEAST TWO TIRES ON.

TWO READY TO GONE THE LEFT SIDE.

TWO READY TO GONE THE LEFT SIDE.

97 KURT BUSCH, HE TOOK OUTSIDES 97 KURT BUSCH, HE TOOK OUTSIDES AND HE IS GONE.

AND HE IS GONE.

JARRETT STILL ON PIT ROAD.

JARRETT STILL ON PIT ROAD.

AS THE CREW CHANGES FOUR.

AS THE CREW CHANGES FOUR.

TO MATT.

TO MATT.

>> AND ONLY TWO-TIRE CHANGE FOR >> AND ONLY TWO-TIRE CHANGE FOR THE 48 CAR, DICK.

THE 48 CAR, DICK.

OF JIMMIE JOHNSON.

OF JIMMIE JOHNSON.

THEY ADJUSTED WITH AIR PRESSURE.

THEY ADJUSTED WITH AIR PRESSURE.

>> AND DAVE BLANEY, MADE NO STOP >> AND DAVE BLANEY, MADE NO STOPAT ALL.

AT ALL.

>> HE IS ONE OF THE CARS THAT >> HE IS ONE OF THE CARS THAT TOPPED OFF WITH ONE TO GO ON LAP TOPPED OFF WITH ONE TO GO ON LAP145.

145.

THESE CAUTIONS WILL HELP HIM.

THESE CAUTIONS WILL HELP HIM.

TWO CAUTIONS EQUAL ONE LAP.

TWO CAUTIONS EQUAL ONE LAP.

HE NEEDED TO RUN 5, 2 53 LAPS.

HE NEEDED TO RUN 5, 2 53 LAPS.

THESE CAUTIONS WILL HELP HIM.

THESE CAUTIONS WILL HELP HIM.

>> IT IS TWO STRATEGIES.

>> IT IS TWO STRATEGIES.

ONE YOU TAKE TWO RIGHT SIDE ONE YOU TAKE TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES FOR TRACK POSITION.

TIRES FOR TRACK POSITION.

OTHER, DALE JARRETT, YOU TAKE OTHER, DALE JARRETT, YOU TAKE FOUR NOW SO YOU CAN TAKE TWO FOUR NOW SO YOU CAN TAKE TWO WHEN YOU COME DOWN ON THAT GREEN WHEN YOU COME DOWN ON THAT GREENFLAG STOP IT IT — IF IT GOES FLAG STOP IT IT — IF IT GOES GREEN.

GREEN.

>> STILL A LOT TO PLAY OUT HERE >> STILL A LOT TO PLAY OUT HERE IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA.

IN FONTANA, CALIFORNIA.

49 LAPS TO GO.

>> WE HAVE A NEW ADDITION TO THEFOX BUNCH.

FOX BUNCH.

HOLD ON — JUST WAIT A SECOND HOLD ON — JUST WAIT A SECOND HERE.

HERE.

HOLD ON.

HOLD ON.

WE HAVE JEANEE STANDING BY WITH WE HAVE JEANEE STANDING BY WITH AN UPDATE FROM HER SON, TREVOR'S AN UPDATE FROM HER SON, TREVOR'SCRIB.

CRIB.

JEANNE? JEANNE? >> LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE >> LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO THE NEWEST MEMBER, TREVOR.

NEWEST MEMBER, TREVOR.

WEIGHED IN 8 POUNDS 14 OUNCES, WEIGHED IN 8 POUNDS 14 OUNCES, 21 INCHES LONG.

21 INCHES LONG.

STILL STOPPING DOWN NOW ABOUT STILL STOPPING DOWN NOW ABOUT EVERY THREE HOURS.

EVERY THREE HOURS.

IT IS A ONE DIAPER STOP.

IT IS A ONE DIAPER STOP.

IT JUST HAPPENS EIGHT TIMES A IT JUST HAPPENS EIGHT TIMES A DAY SO I WOULD BE NOTHING DAY SO I WOULD BE NOTHING WITHOUT MY CRIB CREW.

WITHOUT MY CRIB CREW.

ANY VOLUNTEERS? >> STILL MAKING A LOT OF THOSE STOPS AT OUR HOUSE.

STOPS AT OUR HOUSE.

OH, BOY.

OH, BOY.

OH, THEY'RE FUN.

OH, THEY'RE FUN.

>> WE NEED TO GET JEANNE BACK.

>> WE NEED TO GET JEANNE BACK.

>> GREEN, GREEN, GREEN >> GREEN, GREEN, GREEN >> GET HER LITTLE BACKPACK WITH >> GET HER LITTLE BACKPACK WITH THE BABY IN IT AND COME ON.

THE BABY IN IT AND COME ON.

>> NOW, BILL WOULD LIKE TO SEE A >> NOW, BILL WOULD LIKE TO SEE ACAUTION HERE PRETTY QUICK IF WE CAUTION HERE PRETTY QUICK IF WE COULD HAVE ONE.

COULD HAVE ONE.

>> HE SCOOTED OUT IN FRONT OF >> HE SCOOTED OUT IN FRONT OF DAVE BLANEY, THAT YELLOW CAR OF DAVE BLANEY, THAT YELLOW CAR OF BLANEY DID NOT MAKE A PIT STOP BLANEY DID NOT MAKE A PIT STOP UNDER THIS CAUTION.

UNDER THIS CAUTION.

>> AND SINCE BILL WAS ACTUALLY >> AND SINCE BILL WAS ACTUALLY AT THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP, AT THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP,WAS ABLE TO START ON THE OUTSIDE WAS ABLE TO START ON THE OUTSIDELINE OF DAVE BLANEY.

LINE OF DAVE BLANEY.

WE DOCUMENTED THAT BLANEY HAS TO WE DOCUMENTED THAT BLANEY HAS TORUN 52, 52 LAPS ON HIS FUEL.

RUN 52, 52 LAPS ON HIS FUEL.

THESE CAUTIONS, THEY WILL HAVE THESE CAUTIONS, THEY WILL HAVE TO BE LITTLE BUT HE WILL HAVE TO TO BE LITTLE BUT HE WILL HAVE TOGO FURTHER THAN HE HAS.

GO FURTHER THAN HE HAS.

>> JOHNSON REALLY GOT A POOR >> JOHNSON REALLY GOT A POOR START OFF OF TWO OVER THERE AND START OFF OF TWO OVER THERE AND A BUNCH OF CARS SACKED HIM UP.

A BUNCH OF CARS SACKED HIM UP.

>> THIS LOOKS LIKE CALIFORNIA >> THIS LOOKS LIKE CALIFORNIA RUSH HOUR, DARRELL.

RUSH HOUR, DARRELL.

>> AND CAN YOU PEOPLE THE >> AND CAN YOU PEOPLE THE INTENSITY PICKING UP? INTENSITY PICKING UP? HERE IS GUYS THINKING THEY GOT A HERE IS GUYS THINKING THEY GOT ACHANCE TO GET BACK IN THE RACE, CHANCE TO GET BACK IN THE RACE, THERE ARE SOME GUYS NOW THAT THERE ARE SOME GUYS NOW THAT THINK THEY MAY HAVE A CHANCE TO THINK THEY MAY HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THE RACE.

WIN THE RACE.

>> STEVE, INTERESTING STRATEGY >> STEVE, INTERESTING STRATEGY ON THE 77.

ON THE 77.

>> TALKING TO PEMBERTON, CAN YOU >> TALKING TO PEMBERTON, CAN YOUMAKE IT ON ONE MORE STOP AND MAKE IT ON ONE MORE STOP AND STAY OUT FRONT? STAY OUT FRONT? >> THAT WAS THE PLAN.

>> THAT WAS THE PLAN.

EARLIER, THAT PIT STOP ABOUT 15 EARLIER, THAT PIT STOP ABOUT 15 LAPS EARLIER, WE DECIDED TO TOP LAPS EARLIER, WE DECIDED TO TOP OFF THERE BECAUSE WE WERE — WE OFF THERE BECAUSE WE WERE — WE FIGURED WE COULD MAKE IT AND HEN FIGURED WE COULD MAKE IT AND HENTHAT LAST STOP CAME OUT, THIS IS THAT LAST STOP CAME OUT, THIS ISOUR BREAK, A CUSHION LAP THAT WE OUR BREAK, A CUSHION LAP THAT WENEED.

NEED.

AND YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T WANT TO AND YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T WANT TO GET NEW TIRES BUT MOST OF THE GET NEW TIRES BUT MOST OF THE GUYS CAME DOWN AND JUST TOPPED GUYS CAME DOWN AND JUST TOPPED OFF SO I THINK WE CAN GO ALL THE OFF SO I THINK WE CAN GO ALL THEWAY SO WE'LL SEE.

WAY SO WE'LL SEE.

>> GOOD LUCK.

>> GOOD LUCK.

LET'S GO TO MATT YOCUM LET'S GO TO MATT YOCUM >> STEVE DOWN HERE IN THE 15th, >> STEVE DOWN HERE IN THE 15th, SLUGGER, THAT CAUTION WAS MIXED SLUGGER, THAT CAUTION WAS MIXED EMOTIONS FOR YOU.

EMOTIONS FOR YOU.

YOU DIDN'T WANT TO SEE IT BUT YOU DIDN'T WANT TO SEE IT BUT THEN AGAIN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE THEN AGAIN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE AIR PRESSURE OF THE TIRES ARE, AIR PRESSURE OF THE TIRES ARE, YOU WANTED TO SEE IT.

YOU WANTED TO SEE IT.

>> RUNNING 10.

>> RUNNING 10.

THE RIGHT REAR TIRE WAS GOING THE RIGHT REAR TIRE WAS GOING FLAT SO A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FLAT SO A BLESSING IN DISGUISE FOR NAPA CHAEV ROW LAY.

FOR NAPA CHAEV ROW LAY.

TOOK A GAMBLE ON FUEL MILEAGE TOOK A GAMBLE ON FUEL MILEAGE AND WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO AND WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TOMAKE IT.

MAKE IT.

BUT DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT WAY SO BUT DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT WAY SO NOW WE GOT TO TRY ANOTHER NOW WE GOT TO TRY ANOTHER STRATEGY HERE IN ANOTHER 40 MORE STRATEGY HERE IN ANOTHER 40 MORELAPS LAPS >> STILL HAVE 40 MORE LAPS OR SO >> STILL HAVE 40 MORE LAPS OR SOTO TRY TO GET THAT CAR INTO TO TRY TO GET THAT CAR INTO VICTORY LANE.

VICTORY LANE.

>> 12 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP.

>> 12 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP.

COUNTING BILL ELLIOTT JUST IN COUNTING BILL ELLIOTT JUST IN FRONT OF THE RACE LEADER.

FRONT OF THE RACE LEADER.

DAVE BLANEY.

DAVE BLANEY.

>> RIGHT NOW WHAT DAVE BLANEY >> RIGHT NOW WHAT DAVE BLANEY HAS GOING FOR HIM IS THAT SIDE HAS GOING FOR HIM IS THAT SIDE BY SIDE BATTLE FOR SECOND.

BY SIDE BATTLE FOR SECOND.

WALLACE AND MARLIN.

WALLACE AND MARLIN.

>> DON'T BE SURPRISED BY THAT 77 >> DON'T BE SURPRISED BY THAT 77CAR, RUNNING UP FRONT.

CAR, RUNNING UP FRONT.

HAD HE A GREAT RUN HERE LAST HAD HE A GREAT RUN HERE LAST YEAR, FINISHED TENTH WITH ROBERT YEAR, FINISHED TENTH WITH ROBERTPRESS LEIGH AT THE WHEEL.

PRESS LEIGH AT THE WHEEL.

YOU KNOW, THAT SETUP SEEMS TO YOU KNOW, THAT SETUP SEEMS TO STILL WORK.

STILL WORK.

>> THEY WERE TENTH HERE AND >> THEY WERE TENTH HERE AND FIFTH AT MICHIGAN.

FIFTH AT MICHIGAN.

SIMILARLY SHAPED TRACK TO THIS SIMILARLY SHAPED TRACK TO THIS ONE.

ONE.

>> THEY STARTED 32nd.

>> THEY STARTED 32nd.

I GO BACK TO LAP 20 WHEN THAT I GO BACK TO LAP 20 WHEN THAT CAUTION CAME OUT AND PEMBERTON CAUTION CAME OUT AND PEMBERTON ELECTED TO TAKE TWO TIRES.

ELECTED TO TAKE TWO TIRES.

HE HAS BEEN THERE THE ENTIRE HE HAS BEEN THERE THE ENTIRE RACE SINCE TEN.

RACE SINCE TEN.

— THEN.

— THEN.

>> STERLING MARLIN IS RUNNING A >> STERLING MARLIN IS RUNNING A GROOVE MUCH HIGHER THAN ANY OF GROOVE MUCH HIGHER THAN ANY OF THE OTHER LEADERS.

THE OTHER LEADERS.

>> AND I — YOU DON'T >> AND I — YOU DON'T NECESSARILY WANT TO DO THAT NECESSARILY WANT TO DO THAT RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT NOW.

I'M SURE HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE I'M SURE HE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THAT CAR STICKING TO THE BOTTOM.

THAT CAR STICKING TO THE BOTTOM.

BUT, NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT BUT, NOTHING HE COULD DO ABOUT IT.

IT.

DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB OF HANGING ON TO IT.

HANGING ON TO IT.

>> HERE WE GO.

>> HERE WE GO.

NOW SEE LOOK AT THIS RACETRACK.

NOW SEE LOOK AT THIS RACETRACK.

GOT LOTS OF ROOM AND PLENTY OF GOT LOTS OF ROOM AND PLENTY OF PLACES TO G WHY WOULD YOU WANT PLACES TO G WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO GO TWO AND THREE WIDE.

TO GO TWO AND THREE WIDE.

>> BECAUSE YOU CAN? >> BECAUSE YOU CAN? >> BECAUSE YOU CAN.

>> BECAUSE YOU CAN.

>> THIS IS A FUN TRACK TO RACE >> THIS IS A FUN TRACK TO RACE ON.

ON.

IT YOU — YOU GOT SO MANY LINES, IT YOU — YOU GOT SO MANY LINES,OPTIONS YOU CAN RUN.

OPTIONS YOU CAN RUN.

CAR IS NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FIND CAR IS NOT WORKING, YOU CAN FINDA PLACE TO MAKE IT WORK.

A PLACE TO MAKE IT WORK.

>> THE CAR HAS GOTTEN BETTER SIN >> THE CAR HAS GOTTEN BETTER SINTHE BEGINNING OF THE RACE.

THE BEGINNING OF THE RACE.

NEWMAN IS IN 13th POSITION BUT A NEWMAN IS IN 13th POSITION BUT ALAP DOWN.

LAP DOWN.

HE WAS REAL LOOSE EARLIER.

HE WAS REAL LOOSE EARLIER.

THEY GOT THAT CAR A LOT BETTER THEY GOT THAT CAR A LOT BETTER AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE A CAUTION AND WOULD LOVE TO SEE A CAUTION COME OUT AND SEE IF HE CAN GET COME OUT AND SEE IF HE CAN GET HIS LAP BACK.

HIS LAP BACK.

>> RUSTY IS HANGING IN THERE >> RUSTY IS HANGING IN THERE PRETTY WELL TOO.

PRETTY WELL TOO.

HE WON THIS THING LAST YEAR SO HE WON THIS THING LAST YEAR SO HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN HERE.

HE KNOWS HOW TO WIN HERE.

AND HE HASN'T WON A RACE SINCE AND HE HASN'T WON A RACE SINCE THIS RACE LAST YEAR AND I KNOW THIS RACE LAST YEAR AND I KNOW HE IS HUNGRY FOR A WIN.

HE IS HUNGRY FOR A WIN.

>> ELLIOTT SADLER SLOW IN THE >> ELLIOTT SADLER SLOW IN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY.

FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF HE WILL MAKE IT I DON'T KNOW IF HE WILL MAKE IT AROUND TO PIT ROAD.

AROUND TO PIT ROAD.

SMOKE — SMOKE — >> JUST ALS I SAID THAT ABOUT >> JUST ALS I SAID THAT ABOUT RUSTY, HE APPEAR IN THE WALL OFF RUSTY, HE APPEAR IN THE WALL OFFTURN TWO.

TURN TWO.

>> I CUT IT OFF.

>> SADLER SAYING HE SHUT IT DOWN.

DOWN.

>> THE GUYS ARE RUN SOG HIGH >> THE GUYS ARE RUN SOG HIGH DOWN IN ONE AND TWO AND IF THEY DOWN IN ONE AND TWO AND IF THEY GET ANY OF THAT SAND AND RUBBER GET ANY OF THAT SAND AND RUBBER ON THEIR TIRES, THEY LOSE ALL ON THEIR TIRES, THEY LOSE ALL CONTROL OF THE CAR AND ALMOST CONTROL OF THE CAR AND ALMOST HIT THE WALL.

>> 85 LAPS TO GO.

AT LEAST ONE MORE PIT STOP.

AT LEAST ONE MORE PIT STOP.

DEPENDING ON HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.

DEPENDING ON HOW THIS PLAYS OUT.

>>> WE ARE RIDING WITH STERLING >>> WE ARE RIDING WITH STERLING MARLIN.

MARLIN.

I BELIEVE HE JUST BRUSHED THE I BELIEVE HE JUST BRUSHED THE WALL.

WALL.

THERE IN FOURTH PLACE.

THERE IN FOURTH PLACE.

>> SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO >> SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO STERLING.

STERLING.

>> IT IS OVER IN TURN TWO AND I >> IT IS OVER IN TURN TWO AND I KNOW I KEEP SAYING IT, BUT SEE KNOW I KEEP SAYING IT, BUT SEE UP THERE WHERE HE IS AND HE GETS UP THERE WHERE HE IS AND HE GETSJUST ENOUGH OF THAT SAND AND JUST ENOUGH OF THAT SAND AND STUFF, AH,.

STUFF, AH,.

>> NO QUESTION.

>> NO QUESTION.

>> THAT WAS ACTUALLY OVER COMING >> THAT WAS ACTUALLY OVER COMINGOUT OF FOUR ON THE FRONT OUT OF FOUR ON THE FRONT STRETCH.

STRETCH.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

>> THESE TURNS ARE NAIR OWE EUP.

>> THESE TURNS ARE NAIR OWE EUP.

>> SADLER'S CAR DID COAST ALL >> SADLER'S CAR DID COAST ALL THE WAY AROUND THE RACETRACK AND THE WAY AROUND THE RACETRACK ANDMADE IT TO THE GARAGE AREA.

MADE IT TO THE GARAGE AREA.

>> SEE A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE ON >> SEE A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE ONTHE RIGHT SIDE.

THE RIGHT SIDE.

DON'T THINK IT IS SERIOUS.

DON'T THINK IT IS SERIOUS.

DON'T SEE ANY TIRE RUB BUT HE DON'T SEE ANY TIRE RUB BUT HE DID BEND THAT FEND NER A LITTLE DID BEND THAT FEND NER A LITTLE BIT.

BIT.

>> THAT FENDER AREA IS VERY >> THAT FENDER AREA IS VERY SENSITIVE AS THIS TRACK AT THESE SENSITIVE AS THIS TRACK AT THESESPEEDS.

SPEEDS.

>> CERTAINLY IS AND HAS ALLOWED >> CERTAINLY IS AND HAS ALLOWED DALE JARRETT TO CLOSE RIGHT UP DALE JARRETT TO CLOSE RIGHT UP ON HIM.

ON HIM.

>> RUSTY WALL LAS HAD JUST >> RUSTY WALL LAS HAD JUST PASSED MARLIN WHEN THAT PASSED MARLIN WHEN THAT HAPPENED.

HAPPENED.

WALLACE MOVES UP INTO THE THIRD WALLACE MOVES UP INTO THE THIRD POSITION.

POSITION.

THREE SECONDS BACK OF THE THREE SECONDS BACK OF THE LEADER.

>> THAT CAR FELT REALLY GOOD THAT TIME.

THAT TIME.

IT WASN'T LOOSE OR NOTHING, SO IT WASN'T LOOSE OR NOTHING, SO JUST WORK IT NEXT TIME.

>> I LOVE THAT KIND OF COMMUNICATION FROM THE CREW.

COMMUNICATION FROM THE CREW.

I MEAN, HE GIVES THEM I MEAN, HE GIVES THEM INFORMATION BUT THEN THEY GIVE INFORMATION BUT THEN THEY GIVE HIM SOME BACK THAT HELPS HIM HIM SOME BACK THAT HELPS HIM MAKE THE SMART DECISIONS THAT MAKE THE SMART DECISIONS THAT THEY — AS THE RACE UNWINDS THEY — AS THE RACE UNWINDS HERE.

HERE.

IT IS KIND OF ENCOURAGING.

IT IS KIND OF ENCOURAGING.

I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT I DON'T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT ALL THE TIME BUT A DRIVER LOVES ALL THE TIME BUT A DRIVER LOVES TO BE ENCOURAGED.

TO BE ENCOURAGED.

GIVE HIM AN ATTA BOY ALL THE GIVE HIM AN ATTA BOY ALL THE TIME.

TIME.

>> 15 LAPS INTO THE RUN, OUR TOP >> 15 LAPS INTO THE RUN, OUR TOPTHREE, BLANEY, BUSCH, WALLACE, THREE, BLANEY, BUSCH, WALLACE, THEY ARE RUNNING AND INCLUDING THEY ARE RUNNING AND INCLUDING DALE JARRETT IN FOURTH ABOUT THE DALE JARRETT IN FOURTH ABOUT THESAME TIMES.

SAME TIMES.

41.

30s.

41.

30s.

>> THE YELLOW CAR, DAVE BLANEY, >> THE YELLOW CAR, DAVE BLANEY, THE THE JASPER FORD OUT IN FRONT THE THE JASPER FORD OUT IN FRONTBY TWO SECONDS.

BY TWO SECONDS.

OVER KURT BUSCH, BLANEY A FORMER OVER KURT BUSCH, BLANEY A FORMERWORLD OF OUTLAWS CHAMPION AND A WORLD OF OUTLAWS CHAMPION AND A RACETRACK OWNER IN OHIO.

RACETRACK OWNER IN OHIO.

>> KURT BUSCH'S CREW CHIEF, YOU >> KURT BUSCH'S CREW CHIEF, YOU TOOK TWO TIRES ON THAT LAST TOOK TWO TIRES ON THAT LAST STOP.

STOP.

HOW IS THE WORKING? HOW IS THE WORKING? >> WE ARE LOOSE RIGHT NOW.

>> WE ARE LOOSE RIGHT NOW.

HOPEFULLY WILL COME IN LATER.

HOPEFULLY WILL COME IN LATER.

WE WILL GET FOUR AT THE END HERE WE WILL GET FOUR AT THE END HEREAND SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND SEE WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

MIGHT HAVE TO TIGHTEN UP A LET MIGHT HAVE TO TIGHTEN UP A LET BIT THE RIGHT NOW A LITTLE BIT BIT THE RIGHT NOW A LITTLE BIT TOO LOOSE.

TOO LOOSE.

>> THAT CAR HAS BEEN SO FAST >> THAT CAR HAS BEEN SO FAST TODAY.

TODAY.

WHAT HAS IT GOT THAT'S MAKING IT WHAT HAS IT GOT THAT'S MAKING ITSO FAST? SO FAST? >> KURT BUSCH.

>> KURT BUSCH.

>> GIVE THE CREDIT TO THE >> GIVE THE CREDIT TO THE DRIVER.

DRIVER.

HE IF WE TALKED TO KURT, WOULD HE IF WE TALKED TO KURT, WOULD HE SAY JIMMY FENNIG.

HE SAY JIMMY FENNIG.

>> IF THE CAR IS LOOSE AND HE IS >> IF THE CAR IS LOOSE AND HE ISRUNNING A LITTLE HIGHER THAN HE RUNNING A LITTLE HIGHER THAN HE HAS RUN ALL DAY LONG HE NEEDS TO HAS RUN ALL DAY LONG HE NEEDS TOBE REAL CAREFUL AND NOT GET THAT BE REAL CAREFUL AND NOT GET THATBACK END OUT FROM UNDER HIM.

BACK END OUT FROM UNDER HIM.

JUST NEEDS TO CALM DOWN HERE AND JUST NEEDS TO CALM DOWN HERE ANDWILL FIX IT ON THE NEXT STOP.

WILL FIX IT ON THE NEXT STOP.

>> MIKE SKINNER IN THE 4 CAR ON >> MIKE SKINNER IN THE 4 CAR ON PIT ROAD UNSCHEDULED STOP.

PIT ROAD UNSCHEDULED STOP.

SUCH A FINE LINE WHEN YOU ARE UP SUCH A FINE LINE WHEN YOU ARE UPTHERE AT THE TOP, GET OUT THAT THERE AT THE TOP, GET OUT THAT OF GROOVE AND IT WILL COME OF GROOVE AND IT WILL COME AROUND WITH YOU.

AROUND WITH YOU.

>> HADN'T REALLY BEEN UP THERE.

>> HADN'T REALLY BEEN UP THERE.

HE HADN'T REALLY BEEN UP THERE HE HADN'T REALLY BEEN UP THERE LIKE THAT ALL DAY SO YOU HAVE TO LIKE THAT ALL DAY SO YOU HAVE TOFEEL YOUR WAY ALONG FEEL YOUR WAY ALONG >> THE GUY THAT'S THE FASTEST >> THE GUY THAT'S THE FASTEST GUY ON THE TRACK, YOU SEE DALE GUY ON THE TRACK, YOU SEE DALE JARRETT, THE FASTEST GUY IS THAT JARRETT, THE FASTEST GUY IS THATGUY TRYING TO GET A CAUTION GUY TRYING TO GET A CAUTION FLAG.

FLAG.

ELLIOTT, RUNNING 41.

19s.

ELLIOTT, RUNNING 41.

19s.

OUR LEADERS ARE RUNNING 41.

30s OUR LEADERS ARE RUNNING 41.

30s AND 40s.

AND 40s.

HE SO MUCH NEEDS A CAUTION FLAG.

>> THE LAST CAR ON THE LEAD LAP IN 12th.

>> THERE IS DAVE BLANEY, CONTINUES TO SET THE PACE HERE CONTINUES TO SET THE PACE HERE IN CALIFORNIA.

IN CALIFORNIA.

BLANEY, BUS BLANEY, BUS >>> WELCOME BACK TO THE NAPA >>> WELCOME BACK TO THE NAPA AUTO PARTS 500.

AUTO PARTS 500.

ANOTHER FULL WEEKEND OF RACING ANOTHER FULL WEEKEND OF RACING ACROSS THE FOX NETWORKS FRIDAY ACROSS THE FOX NETWORKS FRIDAY ON FOX SPORTS NET.

ON FOX SPORTS NET.

WINSTON CUP QUALIFYING ON FX.

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SATURDAY, START YOUR RACE DAY SATURDAY, START YOUR RACE DAY WITH NASCAR THIS MORNING.

WITH NASCAR THIS MORNING.

SATURDAY NOTE THIS WEEK, SATURDAY NOTE THIS WEEK, PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF ICE ON FOX PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF ICE ON FOXSPORTS NET AND THEN THE PONTIAC SPORTS NET AND THEN THE PONTIAC EXCITEMENT 400 ON FX.

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DON'T MISS A SINGLE WEEK OF DON'T MISS A SINGLE WEEK OF NASCAR ON FX.

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CALL 1-800-FX-FX-FX 1.

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THERE IS STERLING MARLIN.

THERE IS STERLING MARLIN.

JEFF HAMMOND AND I OBSERVING IN JEFF HAMMOND AND I OBSERVING IN THE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL, BATTLING.

THE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL, BATTLING.

WITH THE NEW PAINT SCHEME.

WITH THE NEW PAINT SCHEME.

>> STERLING, IT LOOKED LIKE HE >> STERLING, IT LOOKED LIKE HE HAD A CAR THAT COULD GO UP THERE HAD A CAR THAT COULD GO UP THEREAND CONTEND FOR THE WIN BUT HE AND CONTEND FOR THE WIN BUT HE GOT INTO THE WALL A WHILE AGO GOT INTO THE WALL A WHILE AGO AND HIS CAR HAS NOT BEEN QUITE AND HIS CAR HAS NOT BEEN QUITE AS GOOD AS IT WAS.

AS GOOD AS IT WAS.

>> DAVE BLANEY LOOK FOR HIS >> DAVE BLANEY LOOK FOR HIS FIRST BE EVER WINSTON CUP FIRST BE EVER WINSTON CUP VICTORY.

VICTORY.

HE HAS FINISHED SIXTH THREE HE HAS FINISHED SIXTH THREE TIMES IN HIS CAREER AND KURT TIMES IN HIS CAREER AND KURT BUSCH, AFLYING A LITTLE HEAT BUSCH, AFLYING A LITTLE HEAT THERE BEHIND HIM.

THERE BEHIND HIM.

TALKING ABOUT DALE JARRETT, TALKING ABOUT DALE JARRETT, CURRENTLY RUNNING THIRD.

CURRENTLY RUNNING THIRD.

MOVING HIS WAY BACK UP.

MOVING HIS WAY BACK UP.

REMEMBER LAST YEAR HE CAME INTO REMEMBER LAST YEAR HE CAME INTO CALIFORNIA, AS THE POINTS LEADER CALIFORNIA, AS THE POINTS LEADERAND LEFT ALS THE POINTS LEADER AND LEFT ALS THE POINTS LEADER AND CAME IN 16th INTO THIS RACE AND CAME IN 16th INTO THIS RACE AND THERE'S BEEN A CHANGE FOR AND THERE'S BEEN A CHANGE FOR HIM SINCE JIMMY ELLEDGE LEFT HIM SINCE JIMMY ELLEDGE LEFT AFTER BRISTOL AND CAME BACK AND AFTER BRISTOL AND CAME BACK AND TOOK OVER AT TEXAS.

TOOK OVER AT TEXAS.

>> PROBABLY THAT HAS TO DO THE >> PROBABLY THAT HAS TO DO THE WHOLE CHEMISTRY GUYS BEING ABLE WHOLE CHEMISTRY GUYS BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE.

TO COMMUNICATE.

WE ALWAYS STRESS HOW MUCH WE ALWAYS STRESS HOW MUCH IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION IS WITH IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION IS WITH THIS TYPE OF RACING.

THIS TYPE OF RACING.

AND I THINK THEY ARE FINALLY AND I THINK THEY ARE FINALLY GETTING BACK ON TRACK WHERE THEY GETTING BACK ON TRACK WHERE THEYCONTEND LIKE THEY DID IN THE CONTEND LIKE THEY DID IN THE YEARS PAST.

YEARS PAST.

WE SEE RIGHT THERE IN THE 24 CAR WE SEE RIGHT THERE IN THE 24 CARJEFF GORDON, HE TOO LOOKS LIKE JEFF GORDON, HE TOO LOOKS LIKE HE IS STARTING TO FIND HIS CREW HE IS STARTING TO FIND HIS CREW AND CURRENTLY RUNNING FIFTH.

AND CURRENTLY RUNNING FIFTH.

KURT BUSCH HAS BEEN A FORCE TO KURT BUSCH HAS BEEN A FORCE TO RECKON WITH ALL DAY LONG.

RECKON WITH ALL DAY LONG.

HE IS REALLY COMING ON STRONG HE IS REALLY COMING ON STRONG TOWARD THE EN OF THE RACE.

TOWARD THE EN OF THE RACE.

>> SO IT LOOKS LIKE THIS GROUP >> SO IT LOOKS LIKE THIS GROUP OF FIVE, BLANEY, BUSCH, JARRETT, OF FIVE, BLANEY, BUSCH, JARRETT,WALLACE AND JEFF GORDON SHOULD WALLACE AND JEFF GORDON SHOULD BE A TERRIFIC FINISH AND WE'LL BE A TERRIFIC FINISH AND WE'LL KEEP AN EYE ON THAT PIT STOP.

KEEP AN EYE ON THAT PIT STOP.

>> IT WILL ALL COME DOWN TO THE >> IT WILL ALL COME DOWN TO THE FINAL PIT STOP, WHO GETS ON AND FINAL PIT STOP, WHO GETS ON AND OFF THE ROAD THE BEST.

OFF THE ROAD THE BEST.

>> THE GUYS IN THE PIT CREW CAN >> THE GUYS IN THE PIT CREW CAN TELL YOU ALL BY THE.

TELL YOU ALL BY THE.

>> 182, 68 TO GO AND DAVE >> 182, 68 TO GO AND DAVE BLANEY'S LEAD HAS BEEN CUT NOW BLANEY'S LEAD HAS BEEN CUT NOW TO JUST A COUPLE OF CAR LENGTHS TO JUST A COUPLE OF CAR LENGTHS BY KURT BUSCH.

BY KURT BUSCH.

>> LOOK AT THE SPEED GOING INTO >> LOOK AT THE SPEED GOING INTO TURN THREE AT THE END OF THE TURN THREE AT THE END OF THE BACK STRETCH.

BACK STRETCH.

BETWEEN THESE TWO LEADERS, DAVE BETWEEN THESE TWO LEADERS, DAVE BLANEY IN THE 77 AND KURT BUSCH BLANEY IN THE 77 AND KURT BUSCH IN THE 97, PRETTY EQUAL BACK IN THE 97, PRETTY EQUAL BACK THERE AT THE END OF THE BACK THERE AT THE END OF THE BACK STRETCH.

STRETCH.

>> NOT TO EQUAL KWAL IN THE >> NOT TO EQUAL KWAL IN THE CORNER, BUSCH IS STRONG.

CORNER, BUSCH IS STRONG.

>> BUSCH COMING FOR THE LEAD AND >> BUSCH COMING FOR THE LEAD ANDBLANEY CARRIES HIM UP HIGH AND BLANEY CARRIES HIM UP HIGH AND DROPS TO THE BOTTOM.

DROPS TO THE BOTTOM.

RACETRACK.

RACETRACK.

>> I'M HAPPY FOR DAVE BLANEY.

>> I'M HAPPY FOR DAVE BLANEY.

HASN'T HAD A LOT TO BRAG ABOUT HASN'T HAD A LOT TO BRAG ABOUT AND HERE HE IS LEADING IN RACE.

AND HERE HE IS LEADING IN RACE.

I'M REAL HAPPY FOR HIM.

I'M REAL HAPPY FOR HIM.

>> AND FOR THAT TEAM, DARRELL, >> AND FOR THAT TEAM, DARRELL, WHICH LED FIVE LAPS LAST SEASON.

WHICH LED FIVE LAPS LAST SEASON.

TODAY, THEY HAVE LED MORE THAN TODAY, THEY HAVE LED MORE THAN 25 LAPS.

25 LAPS.

>> AND IN THE FRONT STRETCH, >> AND IN THE FRONT STRETCH, BOTH OF THEM OVER 196 MILES AN BOTH OF THEM OVER 196 MILES AN HOUR.

HOUR.

THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE MIDDLE THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER, WHO IS PICKING OF THE CORNER, WHO IS PICKING THAT THROTTLE UP SOONER AND THAT THROTTLE UP SOONER AND CARRYING THAT SPEED OFF THE CARRYING THAT SPEED OFF THE CORNER.

CORNER.

>> THAT'S WHERE BUSCH HAS JUST >> THAT'S WHERE BUSCH HAS JUST BEEN SO STRONG ALL DAY LONG.

BEEN SO STRONG ALL DAY LONG.

THROUGH THE CORNER AND THROUGH THE CORNER AND ESPECIALLY THE CENTERS.

ESPECIALLY THE CENTERS.

CARS SEEM TO BE WORK BEING GOOD CARS SEEM TO BE WORK BEING GOOD WHERE YOU CAN GET BACK ON THE WHERE YOU CAN GET BACK ON THE THROTTLE.

THROTTLE.

>> MARLINS THAT SLIPPED BACK TO >> MARLINS THAT SLIPPED BACK TO SIXTH PLACE AFTER THAT BRUSH SIXTH PLACE AFTER THAT BRUSH WITH THE WALL.

WITH THE WALL.

>> HE SAID, I THINK WE MESSED >> HE SAID, I THINK WE MESSED THE RACE CAR UP.

THE RACE CAR UP.

BUT, THEY DO KNOW THAT THE RIGHT BUT, THEY DO KNOW THAT THE RIGHTFRONT FENDER HAS BEEN DAMAGED.

FRONT FENDER HAS BEEN DAMAGED.

BUT THEY DO THINK THAT THEY CAN BUT THEY DO THINK THAT THEY CAN FIX IT ON THE NEXT STOP AND FIX IT ON THE NEXT STOP AND DARRELL, YOU FEPINGSED THAT THE DARRELL, YOU FEPINGSED THAT THE FRONT OF THOSE CARS, THAT FRONT OF THOSE CARS, THAT QUARTER PANEL IS VERY SENSITIVE.

QUARTER PANEL IS VERY SENSITIVE.

>> THAT'S WHAT I WAS JUST GOING >> THAT'S WHAT I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY.

TO SAY.

I SAW IT AS I WATCHED STERLING I SAW IT AS I WATCHED STERLING GO BY, THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER IS GO BY, THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER ISABOUT LIGHT WAS AT DAYTONA.

ABOUT LIGHT WAS AT DAYTONA.

HE MIGHT WANT TO GET OUT AND HE MIGHT WANT TO GET OUT AND WORK ON IT.

>> HOW ABOUT RICKY RUDD RIGHT BEHIND HIM? BEHIND HIM? BOTH THE ROBERT YATES CARS BOTH THE ROBERT YATES CARS HAVING A STRONG RUN TODAY.

HAVING A STRONG RUN TODAY.

PRESENTLY JARRETT IN THIRD AND PRESENTLY JARRETT IN THIRD AND RUDD IN SEVENTH.

RUDD IN SEVENTH.

>> THAT'S BECAUSE OF ONE THING: >> THAT'S BECAUSE OF ONE THING: WHAT'S UP UNDER THE HOOD.

WHAT'S UP UNDER THE HOOD.

GOT SOME PONIES AND YOU CAN USE GOT SOME PONIES AND YOU CAN USE THEM HERE, BUD.

THEM HERE, BUD.

>> BUT RICKY HAS BEEN STEADY ALL >> BUT RICKY HAS BEEN STEADY ALLDAY LONG.

DAY LONG.

STARTED IN 37th.

STARTED IN 37th.

AND NOW HE IS UP TO SEVENTH AND NOW HE IS UP TO SEVENTH POSITION AND MIKE, YOU MENTIONED POSITION AND MIKE, YOU MENTIONEDIT EARLIER, IN CHARLOTTE HERE IN IT EARLIER, IN CHARLOTTE HERE INTHREE WEEKS WILL BREAK THE THREE WEEKS WILL BREAK THE CONSECUTIVE START RECORD BY CONSECUTIVE START RECORD BY LABONTE.

LABONTE.

TODAY IS HIS 654th START.

TODAY IS HIS 654th START.

STARTED BACK AT RIVERSIDE AND IN STARTED BACK AT RIVERSIDE AND IN191.

191.

JANUARY.

JANUARY.

>> LET ME JUST FOLLOW UP REAL >> LET ME JUST FOLLOW UP REAL QUICK BEING THOSE ENGINES HAVE A QUICK BEING THOSE ENGINES HAVE ALOT OF POWER IF YOU CAN HOLD LOT OF POWER IF YOU CAN HOLD THEM WIDE OPEN.

THEM WIDE OPEN.

THEY GOT 800 HOURS POWER IF YOU THEY GOT 800 HOURS POWER IF YOU CAN HOLD THEM OPEN AND THAT'S CAN HOLD THEM OPEN AND THAT'S TODD'S RESPONSIBILITY.

TODD'S RESPONSIBILITY.

THEY SEEM TO HAVE THE THEY SEEM TO HAVE THE COMBINATION TODAY.

COMBINATION TODAY.

>> JUST NOTICING WATCHING >> JUST NOTICING WATCHING STERLING'S CAR, ALMOST APPEARED STERLING'S CAR, ALMOST APPEARED — APPEARED LIKE MAYBE THE RIGHT — APPEARED LIKE MAYBE THE RIGHTSIDE SHIRT HAS BEEN TORN LOOSE SIDE SHIRT HAS BEEN TORN LOOSE ON THE SIDE OF THE CAR AND AS ON THE SIDE OF THE CAR AND AS LARRY WILL TELL YOU, THAT CAN LARRY WILL TELL YOU, THAT CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE HOW THAT MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE HOW THAT CAR WILL HIT THE SIDE OF IT, CAR WILL HIT THE SIDE OF IT, KEEPING THE CAR OUT WHERE — KEEPING THE CAR OUT WHERE — THAT THING IS FLOPPING LIKE THAT THAT THING IS FLOPPING LIKE THATWILL LOSE DOWN FIRST AS WELL AS WILL LOSE DOWN FIRST AS WELL AS SIDE BITE WHEN HE TURNS OFF THE SIDE BITE WHEN HE TURNS OFF THE CORNER.

CORNER.

>> THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS >> THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT AFFECT DOWN FORCE BUT THOSE THAT AFFECT DOWN FORCE BUT THOSEFRONT FENDERS, WHEN YOU TALK FRONT FENDERS, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT FRONT DOWN FORCE, THOSE ABOUT FRONT DOWN FORCE, THOSE FRONT FENDERS ARE SO SENSITIVE, FRONT FENDERS ARE SO SENSITIVE, AS WE TALKED, WE WILL LOOK AT AS WE TALKED, WE WILL LOOK AT OUR ANIMATION RIGHT HERE AND OUR ANIMATION RIGHT HERE AND TALK ABOUT FRONT END REAR.

TALK ABOUT FRONT END REAR.

FRONT IS ON THE FRONT AND THESE FRONT IS ON THE FRONT AND THESE FRONT FENDERS WHAT CONTROLS THE FRONT FENDERS WHAT CONTROLS THE AIR PRESSURE.

AIR PRESSURE.

YOU TALK ABOUT REAR DOWN FORCE, YOU TALK ABOUT REAR DOWN FORCE, IT IS MAINLY THE PRESSURE ON IT IS MAINLY THE PRESSURE ON THAT REAR SPOILER.

THAT REAR SPOILER.

A LOT OF OTHER LITTLE THINGS A LOT OF OTHER LITTLE THINGS LIKE THE SKIRT THAT AFFECTS THAT LIKE THE SKIRT THAT AFFECTS THATDOWN FORCE BUT YOU WANT AS MUCH DOWN FORCE BUT YOU WANT AS MUCH IN BOTH ENDS AS YOU CAN BUT ALSO IN BOTH ENDS AS YOU CAN BUT ALSOA BALANCE.

A BALANCE.

NOT TOO MUCH FRONT, OR NOT TOO NOT TOO MUCH FRONT, OR NOT TOO MUCH REAR TO COMPLEMENT EACH MUCH REAR TO COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER.

OTHER.

>> THAT'S WHERE THE TAURUS AND >> THAT'S WHERE THE TAURUS AND DODGE HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.

DODGE HAVE AN ADVANTAGE.

IS THE BALANCE.

IS THE BALANCE.

THEY CAN PUT MORE PRESSURE ON THEY CAN PUT MORE PRESSURE ON THE FRONT AND THEY CAN EQUAL THE FRONT AND THEY CAN EQUAL THEIR CARS OUT BETTER THAN THE THEIR CARS OUT BETTER THAN THE CHEVROLETS AND THE PONTIACINGS CHEVROLETS AND THE PONTIACINGS CAN.

CAN.

>> QUICKEST CARS ON THE >> QUICKEST CARS ON THE RACETRACK RIGHT NOW ARE JEFF RACETRACK RIGHT NOW ARE JEFF GORDON IN FIFTH PLACE.

GORDON IN FIFTH PLACE.

AND BILL ELLIOTT, WHO HAS >>> 59 LAPS TO GO.

THERE WERE 12 CARS ON THE LEAD THERE WERE 12 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP.

LAP.

THERE ARE NOW JUST 11.

THERE ARE NOW JUST 11.

JEFF GORDON PICKED UP A WRAPPER, JEFF GORDON PICKED UP A WRAPPER,A PIECE OF PLASTIC CELLOPHANE A PIECE OF PLASTIC CELLOPHANE SOMETHING ON THE GRILL OPENING SOMETHING ON THE GRILL OPENING OF HIS CHEVROLET.

OF HIS CHEVROLET.

THE CAR STARTED TO OVERHEAT AND THE CAR STARTED TO OVERHEAT AND HE HAD TO PIT HE HAD TO PIT >> AND HE HAS NOT GOTTEN A WHOLE >> AND HE HAS NOT GOTTEN A WHOLELOT OF OPENING THERE TO STOP UP LOT OF OPENING THERE TO STOP UP ANYWAY.

ANYWAY.

LOOK AT THIS.

LOOK AT THIS.

THERE IS THE WRAPPER.

THERE IS THE WRAPPER.

LOOK AT HOW THEY GOT THE GRILL LOOK AT HOW THEY GOT THE GRILL TAPED.

TAPED.

SO YOU CAN GET THAT DOWN FORCE.

SO YOU CAN GET THAT DOWN FORCE.

PLUS HE GOT A LITTLE PIECE OF PLUS HE GOT A LITTLE PIECE OF TAPE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

TAPE ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

THAT'S A SMALL OPENING FOR — TO THAT'S A SMALL OPENING FOR — TOKEEP THAT CAR RUNNING COOL.

KEEP THAT CAR RUNNING COOL.

>> PUT FOUR TIRES ON IT BUT HE >> PUT FOUR TIRES ON IT BUT HE HAS GONE ONE LAP DOWN.

HAS GONE ONE LAP DOWN.

KURT BUSCH OUR LEADER NOW BY 1.

8 KURT BUSCH OUR LEADER NOW BY 1.

8SECONDS OVER DAVE BLANEY.

SECONDS OVER DAVE BLANEY.

DICK BERGGREN? DICK BERGGREN? >> AND KURT BUSCH HAD THE SAME >> AND KURT BUSCH HAD THE SAME PROBLEM, MIKE JOY.

PROBLEM, MIKE JOY.

HAD HE A PIECE OF PAPER ON THE HAD HE A PIECE OF PAPER ON THE RADIATOR AS WELL.

RADIATOR AS WELL.

WATER TEMPERATURE GOING UP.

WATER TEMPERATURE GOING UP.

CREW CHIEF JIMMY FENNIG TUCK IN CREW CHIEF JIMMY FENNIG TUCK IN BEHIND ONE OF THE LAP CARS AND BEHIND ONE OF THE LAP CARS AND GET REAL CLOSE.

GET REAL CLOSE.

WHEN HE d THE PIECE OF PAPER WHEN HE d THE PIECE OF PAPER FELL OFF.

FELL OFF.

KURT BUSCH OUT THERE.

KURT BUSCH OUT THERE.

I WILL TELL YOU WHAT, HE HAS GOT I WILL TELL YOU WHAT, HE HAS GOTTHE LUCKY CHARM IN HIS POCKET THE LUCKY CHARM IN HIS POCKET TODAY.

TODAY.

HE WILL BE PITTING RIGHT AROUND HE WILL BE PITTING RIGHT AROUND LAP 200.

LAP 200.

>> SEE THAT CREW CHIEF HAS SOME >> SEE THAT CREW CHIEF HAS SOME BEING PPEARANCE AND HE KNOWS IF BEING PPEARANCE AND HE KNOWS IF HE GET UP BEHIND THERE ANOTHER HE GET UP BEHIND THERE ANOTHER CAR, THAT THING WILL FALL RIGHT CAR, THAT THING WILL FALL RIGHT OFF OF THERE.

OFF OF THERE.

THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY THE THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHY THECAR'S AERO PUSH HEN YOU ARE CAR'S AERO PUSH HEN YOU ARE BEHIND SOMEBODY.

BEHIND SOMEBODY.

>> GO BACK TO JEFF GORDON.

>> GO BACK TO JEFF GORDON.

A SCHEDULED STOP.

A SCHEDULED STOP.

THEY JUST HAD TO DO IT 10 OR 12 THEY JUST HAD TO DO IT 10 OR 12 LAPS EARLY TO GET THAT WRAPPER LAPS EARLY TO GET THAT WRAPPER OFF THE GRILL.

OFF THE GRILL.

>> SO HE WILL NEED A CAUTION >> SO HE WILL NEED A CAUTION FLAG TO GET BACK IN SEQUENCE.

FLAG TO GET BACK IN SEQUENCE.

OH, JEREMY MAYFIELD MIGHT THAT OH, JEREMY MAYFIELD MIGHT THAT BE FLAG.

BE FLAG.

>> THIS IS NOT WHAT JEFF GORDON >> THIS IS NOT WHAT JEFF GORDON NEEDS RIGHT HERE.

NEEDS RIGHT HERE.

>> GUYS, WHO IS HIS TEAMMATE? >> GUYS, WHO IS HIS TEAMMATE? >> BILL ELLIOTT.

>> BILL ELLIOTT.

FASTEST CAR OPT TRACK TRYING TO FASTEST CAR OPT TRACK TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP OUT IN GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP OUT IN FRONT OF THE LEADER? FRONT OF THE LEADER? NO, COINCIDENCE NO, COINCIDENCE >> LET'S GO TO THE GARAGE BEINGS >> LET'S GO TO THE GARAGE BEINGSGUYS.

GUYS.

IF THE BRAKES ARE LOCKED UP, IT IF THE BRAKES ARE LOCKED UP, IT WON'T MOVE WON'T MOVE >> THE CAUTION FLAG IS OUT.

>> THE CAUTION FLAG IS OUT.

>> EARLIER, — ONE OF THE >> EARLIER, — ONE OF THE EVERNHAM.

EVERNHAM.

CARS.

CARS.

AND THEY THOUGHT THERE MIGHT AND THEY THOUGHT THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BRAKE ROTE O'PROBLEM HAVE BEEN A BRAKE ROTE O'PROBLEMAND TURNED OUT NOT TO BE.

AND TURNED OUT NOT TO BE.

THERE IS NASCAR CONTROL AND THERE IS NASCAR CONTROL AND CAUTION IS OUT ON THE SPEEDWAY CAUTION IS OUT ON THE SPEEDWAY AT LAP 194.

>> JEREMY MAYFIELD THE 2000 WINNER OF THIS RACE.

WINNER OF THIS RACE.

>> I GUESS BECAUSE I QUIT >> I GUESS BECAUSE I QUIT ROLLING OVER THERE.

ROLLING OVER THERE.

I SHUT IT OFF RIGHT AT THE I SHUT IT OFF RIGHT AT THE START-FINISH LINE AND JUST START-FINISH LINE AND JUST DIDN'T MAKE IT IN.

DIDN'T MAKE IT IN.

>> EVERNHAM AND MAYFIELD TALKING >> EVERNHAM AND MAYFIELD TALKINGIT OVER.

IT OVER.

>> JOE NEMECHEK GETS HIS LAP >> JOE NEMECHEK GETS HIS LAP BACK.

BACK.

26 CAR.

26 CAR.

>> HE WAS — I THINK HE MAY HAVE >> HE WAS — I THINK HE MAY HAVEBEEN TWO DOWN ANYWAY, LARRY.

BEEN TWO DOWN ANYWAY, LARRY.

>> GETS ONE OF THEM BACK.

>> GETS ONE OF THEM BACK.

>> AND AS WE ALREADY DOCUMENTED, >> AND AS WE ALREADY DOCUMENTED,BILL ELLIOTT NOW BACK ON THE BILL ELLIOTT NOW BACK ON THE LEAD LAP.

>> RYAN PEMBERTON, DAVE BLANEY'SCREW CHIEF.

CREW CHIEF.

HE LIKED SEEING THAT CAUTION.

HE LIKED SEEING THAT CAUTION.

>> WE GOT 55 LAPS TO GO, LARRY.

>> WE GOT 55 LAPS TO GO, LARRY.

WE THINK.

WE THINK.

>> WELL, I'M OBVIOUSLY GOING TO >> WELL, I'M OBVIOUSLY GOING TO BRING YOU IN AND PUT FOUR TIRES BRING YOU IN AND PUT FOUR TIRES ON AND GIVE YOU FUEL AND PUT ALL ON AND GIVE YOU FUEL AND PUT ALLTHE FUEL I CAN PUT IN THERE AND THE FUEL I CAN PUT IN THERE AND UNTIL WE GO BACK GREEN FLAG RACE UNTIL WE GO BACK GREEN FLAG RACECONSERVE FUEL AND STAY OFF THAT CONSERVE FUEL AND STAY OFF THAT THROTTLE IF WE THINK WE CAN MAKE THROTTLE IF WE THINK WE CAN MAKEIT.

IT.

>> 55 LAPS, THAT'S 110 MILES.

>> 55 LAPS, THAT'S 110 MILES.

DO THE MATH THERE, LARRY.

DO THE MATH THERE, LARRY.

>> WELSH DAVE BLANEY AND THOSE >> WELSH DAVE BLANEY AND THOSE GUYS ARE THINKING THAT THEY CAN GUYS ARE THINKING THAT THEY CAN GO 53 LAPS SO WILL BE ABOUT YOU GO 53 LAPS SO WILL BE ABOUT YOU KNOW PROBABLY 50 LAPS WHEN WE GO KNOW PROBABLY 50 LAPS WHEN WE GOBACK GREEN FLAG RACING.

BACK GREEN FLAG RACING.

>> SO SINCE FOUR OF THE LAPS >> SO SINCE FOUR OF THE LAPS WILL BE UNDER CAUTION, THAT WILL WILL BE UNDER CAUTION, THAT WILLMINUTE PIES THE FUEL THEY WILL MINUTE PIES THE FUEL THEY WILL BURN.

BURN.

THERE ARE BUSCH, JARRETT AND THERE ARE BUSCH, JARRETT AND JOHNSON.

JOHNSON.

THE LEADER.

THE LEADER.

THIRD PLACE AND SEVENTH PLACE.

THIRD PLACE AND SEVENTH PLACE.

WE WILL FOLLOW THEM ON OUR WE WILL FOLLOW THEM ON OUR TRIPLE SPLIT AS THEY COME TO PIT TRIPLE SPLIT AS THEY COME TO PITROAD.

ROAD.

JEREMY MAYFIELD HAS BEEN PUSHED JEREMY MAYFIELD HAS BEEN PUSHED IN.

IN.

TO PIT ROAD.

TO PIT ROAD.

THE WRECKER GOING BACK TO ITS THE WRECKER GOING BACK TO ITS POSITION INSIDE TURN FOUR AND POSITION INSIDE TURN FOUR AND HERE COME THE LEAD LAP CARS.

>> 11 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP.

STEVE BYRNES? STEVE BYRNES? >> NEXT STOP FOR DAVE BLANEY, HE >> NEXT STOP FOR DAVE BLANEY, HECOMES DOWN TO THE ATTENTION OF COMES DOWN TO THE ATTENTION OF RYAN PEMBERTON'S CREW AND WILL RYAN PEMBERTON'S CREW AND WILL PUT FOUR NEW SKINS ON THE 77 OF PUT FOUR NEW SKINS ON THE 77 OF BLANEY.

BLANEY.

THIS IS A GOOD CAUTION, WAS A THIS IS A GOOD CAUTION, WAS A GOOD BREAK FOR THIS TEAM.

GOOD BREAK FOR THIS TEAM.

LEFT SIDE TIRES GOING ON.

LEFT SIDE TIRES GOING ON.

MIKE LARK IS THE JACKMAN.

MIKE LARK IS THE JACKMAN.

TO DICK BERGGREN.

TO DICK BERGGREN.

>> KURT BUSCH'S CREW READY TO >> KURT BUSCH'S CREW READY TO PUT FOUR TIRES ON THIS PUT FOUR TIRES ON THIS AUTOMOBILE.

AUTOMOBILE.

INSTRUCTION, THE FUEL MAN, PACK INSTRUCTION, THE FUEL MAN, PACK IT FULL.

IT FULL.

GET EVERY BIT OF THE FUEL IN GET EVERY BIT OF THE FUEL IN THERE.

THERE.

THERE THEY ARE JUST A LITTLE BIT THERE THEY ARE JUST A LITTLE BITOF SHORT OF MAKING IT ALL THE OF SHORT OF MAKING IT ALL THE WAY TOMORROW MATT.

WAY TOMORROW MATT.

>> THE 48 CAR SLID TO A STOP.

>> THE 48 CAR SLID TO A STOP.

THEY ARE MAKING A TRACK BAR THEY ARE MAKING A TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT.

ADJUSTMENT.

A WEDGE JUSTMENT.

A WEDGE JUSTMENT.

AND THEY WERE GOING TO PULL A AND THEY WERE GOING TO PULL A SPRING RUBBER OUT OF THE RIGHT SPRING RUBBER OUT OF THE RIGHT REAR.

REAR.

HE SAID HIS CAR WAS STILL LOOSE.

HE SAID HIS CAR WAS STILL LOOSE.

A BIG RACE OFF PIT ROAD.

A BIG RACE OFF PIT ROAD.

AND JOHNSON, FINALLY DOWN AND JOHNSON, FINALLY DOWN ANDAWAY.

ANDAWAY.

>> THAT RACE OFF PIT ROAD >> THAT RACE OFF PIT ROAD STARTED WAY BACK.

STARTED WAY BACK.

RICKY RUDD CAME OUT OF HIS PIT RICKY RUDD CAME OUT OF HIS PIT DEAD EVEN WITH RUSTY WALLACE AND DEAD EVEN WITH RUSTY WALLACE ANDSIDE BY SIDE ALL THE WAY DOWN SIDE BY SIDE ALL THE WAY DOWN >> THAT 28 GROUP, THEY CAME INth >> THAT 28 GROUP, THEY CAME INthAND LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL GO OUT AND LOOKS LIKE THEY WILL GO OUT THIRD.

THIRD.

THEY GOT THE JOB DONE ON PIT THEY GOT THE JOB DONE ON PIT ROAD.

ROAD.

>> THAT 88 CROWD HAS BEEN DOING >> THAT 88 CROWD HAS BEEN DOING PRETTY DARN GOOD AND WOULDN'T PRETTY DARN GOOD AND WOULDN'T RACE OFF PIT ROAD TWICE NOW.

RACE OFF PIT ROAD TWICE NOW.

>> THERE IS THE PICTURES THAT >> THERE IS THE PICTURES THAT TELL THE TALE.

TELL THE TALE.

>> JARRETT, BUSCH, RUDD, WALL >> JARRETT, BUSCH, RUDD, WALL >> CAN'T SAY HOW PROUD WE ARE OFTHE 130 PEOPLE EACH WEEK THAT THE 130 PEOPLE EACH WEEK THAT MAKE NASCAR ON FOX A REALITY FOR MAKE NASCAR ON FOX A REALITY FORYOU FOLKS.

YOU FOLKS.

THANKS FOR YOU SUPPORT.

THANKS FOR YOU SUPPORT.

>> FIXING TO SET UP FOR ANOTHER >> FIXING TO SET UP FOR ANOTHER WINNER HERE.

WINNER HERE.

WE WE'VE GOT 100 MILES TO GO.

WE WE'VE GOT 100 MILES TO GO.

>> YOU GOT JEFF GORDON, WHO DID >> YOU GOT JEFF GORDON, WHO DID NOT PIT ON THE TAIL END OF THE NOT PIT ON THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP.

LEAD LAP.

OUT IN FRONT OF RACE LEADER DALE OUT IN FRONT OF RACE LEADER DALEJARRETT FOR THIS RESTART.

JARRETT FOR THIS RESTART.

FIVE DRIVERS CAME IN AND TOPPED FIVE DRIVERS CAME IN AND TOPPED OFF, LARRY.

OFF, LARRY.

>> MARK MARTIN, GREEN, WALLACE, >> MARK MARTIN, GREEN, WALLACE, MARTIN AND ELLIOTT HERE WITH 52 MARTIN AND ELLIOTT HERE WITH 52 LAPS TO GO.

LAPS TO GO.

REMEMBER, JEFF GORDON WAS IN AT REMEMBER, JEFF GORDON WAS IN AT LAP 1 AND HIS STRATEGY, JUST TRY LAP 1 AND HIS STRATEGY, JUST TRYTO GET THAT LAP BACK.

TO GET THAT LAP BACK.

>> HE CAN'T GO THE DISTANCE.

>> HE CAN'T GO THE DISTANCE.

SQUEEZE PLAY OUT OF TURN TWO.

SQUEEZE PLAY OUT OF TURN TWO.

>> BUSCH IS THERE AND GOING OUT >> BUSCH IS THERE AND GOING OUT THE OUTSIDE.

THE OUTSIDE.

>> FOUR WIDE.

>> FOUR WIDE.

>> AROUND DALE JARRETT.

>> AROUND DALE JARRETT.

>> JOHNNY BENSON WENT TO THE >> JOHNNY BENSON WENT TO THE BOTTOM AND TOOK THEM FOUR BOTTOM AND TOOK THEM FOUR ABREAST.

ABREAST.

>> THAT WORKED OUT GREAT FOR >> THAT WORKED OUT GREAT FOR BUSCH, THOUGH.

BUSCH, THOUGH.

OPENED THE DOOR FOR HIM, AND OPENED THE DOOR FOR HIM, AND THROUGH HE WENT.

THROUGH HE WENT.

AND TIME AND TILE AGAIN, WHOEVER AND TIME AND TILE AGAIN, WHOEVERGETS OUT FRONT IS PRETTY HARD TO GETS OUT FRONT IS PRETTY HARD TOBEAT.

BEAT.

LOOK OUT HERE, KID! LOOK OUT HERE, KID! DON'T BE MESSING WITH THOSE LAP DON'T BE MESSING WITH THOSE LAP CARS.

CARS.

YOU SEE ROBBY GORDON IN THE 31 YOU SEE ROBBY GORDON IN THE 31 CAR.

CAR.

HE IS OUT THERE A LAP DOWN AND HE IS OUT THERE A LAP DOWN AND NOW ON THE LEAD LAP AND HE WANTS NOW ON THE LEAD LAP AND HE WANTSTO SEE A CAUTION FLAG JUST LIKE TO SEE A CAUTION FLAG JUST LIKE BENSON.

BENSON.

>> LOOK AT DALE JAIFR ETHMENT HE >> LOOK AT DALE JAIFR ETHMENT HESAYS I CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO DO SAYS I CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO DO THAT.

THAT.

I WILL GET YOU THIS TIME I WILL GET YOU THIS TIME >> STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

>> STRAIGHT UP THE MIDDLE.

JARRETT.

JARRETT.

>> THOSE LAP CARS ARE REALLY >> THOSE LAP CARS ARE REALLY CONFUSING THE ISSUE HERE.

CONFUSING THE ISSUE HERE.

THEY ARE LOOKING — THEY ARE LOOKING — >> THREE WIDE ON THE BOTTOM.

>> THREE WIDE ON THE BOTTOM.

>> THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME TO SEE >> THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME TO SEETODAY.

TODAY.

>> BOYS, THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL >> BOYS, THIS IS WHAT YOU CALL SHOW TIME.

SHOW TIME.

>> DICK BERGGREN IN JARRETT'S >> DICK BERGGREN IN JARRETT'S PIT.

PIT.

>> WITH HIS CREW CHIEF, HAVE YOU >> WITH HIS CREW CHIEF, HAVE YOUGOT ENOUGH GAS TO MAKE IT ALL GOT ENOUGH GAS TO MAKE IT ALL THE WAY? THE WAY? >> UNFORTUNATELY, NO, WE DON'T.

>> UNFORTUNATELY, NO, WE DON'T.

WE WILL BE ABOUT TWO LAPS SHORT.

WE WILL BE ABOUT TWO LAPS SHORT.

I JUST TOLD HIM RUN AS HARD AS I JUST TOLD HIM RUN AS HARD AS YOU CAN.

YOU CAN.

THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS DOING.

DOING.

SO MAYBE WE WILL GET SOME SO MAYBE WE WILL GET SOME CAUTIONS AND RIGHT NOW, NO, BUT CAUTIONS AND RIGHT NOW, NO, BUT WE GOT A GREAT RACE CAR.

WE GOT A GREAT RACE CAR.

>> A WHOLE LOT OF HORSEPOWER >> A WHOLE LOT OF HORSEPOWER UNDER THE HOOD.

UNDER THE HOOD.

>> TO STEVE BYRNES >> TO STEVE BYRNES >> WE JUST HEARD THEM SAY THEY >> WE JUST HEARD THEM SAY THEY CANNOT MAKE ILL THE REST OF THE CANNOT MAKE ILL THE REST OF THE WAY.

WAY.

CAN YOUR TEAM MAKE IT? CAN YOUR TEAM MAKE IT? >> IT IS POSSIBLE.

>> IT IS POSSIBLE.

EVERYTHING WOULD HAVE TO LINE UP EVERYTHING WOULD HAVE TO LINE UPJUST RIGHT AND WOULD HAVE TO GET JUST RIGHT AND WOULD HAVE TO GETREAL GOOD FUEL MILEAGE RIGHT REAL GOOD FUEL MILEAGE RIGHT HERE.

HERE.

WILL BE REAL CLOSE.

WILL BE REAL CLOSE.

IT WILL BE WITHIN A LAP FOR US.

IT WILL BE WITHIN A LAP FOR US.

I TOLD DAVE LET THEM KNOW WHAT I TOLD DAVE LET THEM KNOW WHAT HE NEEDS TO BE DOING, AND IF HE HE NEEDS TO BE DOING, AND IF HE USES IT A LITTLE BIT TO HIS USES IT A LITTLE BIT TO HIS ADVANTAGE, I THINK WE CAN MAKE ADVANTAGE, I THINK WE CAN MAKE IT SO I WILL KEEP OUR FINGERS IT SO I WILL KEEP OUR FINGERS CROSSED.

CROSSED.

>> TO MATT YOCUM.

>> TO MATT YOCUM.

>> JIMY JONSON LOOKING FOR HIS >> JIMY JONSON LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST WIN.

FIRST WIN.

THE CREW CHIEF LOOKING FOR HIS THE CREW CHIEF LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST WIN AS A CREW CHIEF.

FIRST WIN AS A CREW CHIEF.

CHAD, HOW CLUES ARE YOU GOING TO CHAD, HOW CLUES ARE YOU GOING TOBE? BE? >> RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE >> RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE ARE SITTING BETWEEN 80 TO 10 — ARE SITTING BETWEEN 80 TO 10 — 8 TO 10 LAPS SHORT.

8 TO 10 LAPS SHORT.

OUR FUEL MILEAGE ISN'T THE BEST.

OUR FUEL MILEAGE ISN'T THE BEST.

HE IS PRETTY AGGRESSIVE WITH THE HE IS PRETTY AGGRESSIVE WITH THETHROTTLE SO OUR FUEL MILEAGE IS THROTTLE SO OUR FUEL MILEAGE IS NOT REAL GOOD SO WE ARE KIND OF NOT REAL GOOD SO WE ARE KIND OF HOPING FOR A LATE-RACE CAUTION.

HOPING FOR A LATE-RACE CAUTION.

IF NOT MAYBE A GAS AND GO OR TWO IF NOT MAYBE A GAS AND GO OR TWOTIRES AND FUEL HERE AT THE END.

TIRES AND FUEL HERE AT THE END.

>> MEANWHILE, THE 15-CAR WALTRIP >> MEANWHILE, THE 15-CAR WALTRIPCAME BACK IN.

CAME BACK IN.

THEY CAME BACK JUST AS AN THEY CAME BACK JUST AS AN INSURANCE POLICY.

INSURANCE POLICY.

TO DICK.

TO DICK.

>> WE WILL CHECK WITH JIMMY PHEN >> WE WILL CHECK WITH JIMMY PHENEGG.

EGG.

CAN BUSCH MAKE IT ON FUEL.

CAN BUSCH MAKE IT ON FUEL.

>> ONE LAP SHORT.

>> ONE LAP SHORT.

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

WE WILL TAKE HER AROUND AND SEE WE WILL TAKE HER AROUND AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHAT HAPPENS >> SO YOU NEED SOME CAUTION >> SO YOU NEED SOME CAUTION LAPS? LAPS? >> YOU NEED SOME CAUTION FLAGS? >> YOU NEED SOME CAUTION FLAGS? >> IF WE HAD ONE CAUTION WE >> IF WE HAD ONE CAUTION WE WOULD MAKE IT.

WOULD MAKE IT.

>> OKAY.

>> OKAY.

GOOD LUCK.

GOOD LUCK.

>> I CAN REMEMBER A DAY WHEN >> I CAN REMEMBER A DAY WHEN JIMMY FENNIG DIDN'T SAY, IT'S JIMMY FENNIG DIDN'T SAY, IT'S GONNA BE CLOSE.

GONNA BE CLOSE.

>> AND THEY GO TO CREW CHIEF >> AND THEY GO TO CREW CHIEF SCHOOL AND LEARN ALL THIS STUFF.

SCHOOL AND LEARN ALL THIS STUFF.

>> WE GOT A BATTLE FOR FOURTH >> WE GOT A BATTLE FOR FOURTH HERE.

HERE.

BLANEY IN THE 77 CAR.

BLANEY IN THE 77 CAR.

YOU KNOW, DARRELL, PEMBERTON, IF YOU KNOW, DARRELL, PEMBERTON, IFBLANEY IS TRYING TO CONSERVE BLANEY IS TRYING TO CONSERVE FUEL THAT'S HARD TO DO WHEN YOU FUEL THAT'S HARD TO DO WHEN YOU ARE RACING IN THIS BIG WAD OF ARE RACING IN THIS BIG WAD OF CARS.

CARS.

YOU ROLL OUT OF THAT THROTTLE YOU ROLL OUT OF THAT THROTTLE EARLIER AND GET BACK TO IT LATER EARLIER AND GET BACK TO IT LATEROFF THE CORNER.

OFF THE CORNER.

JUST A LITTLE BETH.

JUST A LITTLE BETH.

EACH END FOR 50-SOMETHING LAPS.

EACH END FOR 50-SOMETHING LAPS.

>> ONCE YOU TELL THAT DRIVER GET >> ONCE YOU TELL THAT DRIVER GETME A COUPLE OF LAPS, YOU COULD ME A COUPLE OF LAPS, YOU COULD DO IT.

DO IT.

YOU JUST GOT TO BACK OUT A YOU JUST GOT TO BACK OUT A LITTLE EARLY AND DON'T TURN THAT LITTLE EARLY AND DON'T TURN THATTHING UP TO NINE GRAND AND THING UP TO NINE GRAND AND SQUEEZE SOFR GENTLY BACK ON TO SQUEEZE SOFR GENTLY BACK ON TO IT.

IT.

>> YOU KNOW ONE THING WEE WE >> YOU KNOW ONE THING WEE WE REALLY CAN'T WORRY ABOUT.

REALLY CAN'T WORRY ABOUT.

WE HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN TO JEFF WE HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN TO JEFF GORDON AND KURT BUSCH.

GORDON AND KURT BUSCH.

HAMMOND, WE DON'T NEED ANY PAPER HAMMOND, WE DON'T NEED ANY PAPERACROSS THAT SMALL FRONT END ACROSS THAT SMALL FRONT END OPENING THAT WE HAVE.

OPENING THAT WE HAVE.

>> NO, WE DON'T.

>> NO, WE DON'T.

THE ADDED A LOT OF TAPE HERE IN THE ADDED A LOT OF TAPE HERE IN CALIFORNIA TO MAKE A LOT OF DOWN CALIFORNIA TO MAKE A LOT OF DOWNFORCE.

FORCE.

AS WE CAN SEE, MOST OF THEM LIKE AS WE CAN SEE, MOST OF THEM LIKEPOTATO WRAPPERS, CANDY WRAPPER, POTATO WRAPPERS, CANDY WRAPPER, EVEN A TRASH BAG CAN GET ON THE EVEN A TRASH BAG CAN GET ON THE FRONT NOSE AND THE NEXT TIME YOU FRONT NOSE AND THE NEXT TIME YOUKNOW THAT PULLS THIS RACE CAR KNOW THAT PULLS THIS RACE CAR AND GETS CLOSED AND UP NEXT AND GETS CLOSED AND UP NEXT THING YOU KNOW, YOU ARE RUNNING THING YOU KNOW, YOU ARE RUNNING HOT AND IF YOU ARE RUNNING HOT HOT AND IF YOU ARE RUNNING HOT MEANS YOU WILL LOSE POWER AND MEANS YOU WILL LOSE POWER AND POSSIBLY LOSE AN ENGINE HERE IN POSSIBLY LOSE AN ENGINE HERE IN CALIFORNIA WHICH MEANS YOU WILL CALIFORNIA WHICH MEANS YOU WILL DEFINITELY LOSE THE RACE.

DEFINITELY LOSE THE RACE.

>> CHRIS MYERS'S WHOLE LUNCH ON >> CHRIS MYERS'S WHOLE LUNCH ON THE GRILL OF THAT CAR.

THE GRILL OF THAT CAR.

>> HAPPENED TO TONY STEWART.

>> HAPPENED TO TONY STEWART.

THERE YOU SEE ON THE FRONT END THERE YOU SEE ON THE FRONT END OF HIS CAR.

OF HIS CAR.

WE HAVE HAD THAT HAPPEN A LOT.

WE HAVE HAD THAT HAPPEN A LOT.

YOU SEE THE FLAGS IN THE MIDDLE YOU SEE THE FLAGS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE INFIELD.

OF THE INFIELD.

THAT PAPER BLOWS UP AND THAT'S THAT PAPER BLOWS UP AND THAT'S JUST LIKE SUCKS THAT PAPER IN ON JUST LIKE SUCKS THAT PAPER IN ONTHE FRONT END.

THE FRONT END.

>> AM I SEEING THE 88 AND THE 28 >> AM I SEEING THE 88 AND THE 28LOOKED TO ME LIKE THEY ARE OUT LOOKED TO ME LIKE THEY ARE OUT OF HORSE — OUTHORSEPOWERING OF HORSE — OUTHORSEPOWERING EVERYBODY.

EVERYBODY.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

BAD NEWS IS, MAKING A LOT OF BAD NEWS IS, MAKING A LOT OF POWER AND BURNING A LOST FUEL.

POWER AND BURNING A LOST FUEL.

>> YOU HAVE TO FEED THOSE >> YOU HAVE TO FEED THOSE PUPPIES.

PUPPIES.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> WELL DON'T TALK PARITY TODAY >> WELL DON'T TALK PARITY TODAY BECAUSE THE FIRST FIVE CARS ARE BECAUSE THE FIRST FIVE CARS ARE FORDS AND THEY HAVE SIX OF THE FORDS AND THEY HAVE SIX OF THE FIRST SEVEN POSITIONS RIGHT NOW FIRST SEVEN POSITIONS RIGHT NOW >> JEFF GORDON'S STRATEGY OF >> JEFF GORDON'S STRATEGY OF STAYING OUT DIDN'T PAY OFF STAYING OUT DIDN'T PAY OFF BECAUSE HE HAS FALLEN BACK IN BECAUSE HE HAS FALLEN BACK IN THE FIELD.

>> JIMMY JOHNSON GAINS A SPOT AND MOVES TO FIFTH ON RUSTY AND MOVES TO FIFTH ON RUSTY WALLACE.

WALLACE.

>> ROBERT YATES CARS HAVE NEVER >> ROBERT YATES CARS HAVE NEVER WON HERE BUT HIS CARS HAVE WON WON HERE BUT HIS CARS HAVE WON FIVE TIMES AT THE FIVE TIMES AT THE SIMILARLY-SHAPED TWO-MILE OVAL SIMILARLY-SHAPED TWO-MILE OVAL AT MICHIGAN.

>> DICK BERGGREN? >> STEVE PARKS' FRONT TIRE >> STEVE PARKS' FRONT TIRE CHANGER IS ON THE GROUND AND CHANGER IS ON THE GROUND AND TWISTED HIS KNEE AND HAVE HIS TWISTED HIS KNEE AND HAVE HIS KNEE WRAPPED UP IN ICE AND HE IS KNEE WRAPPED UP IN ICE AND HE ISPREPARING TO LEAVE THE SCENE.

>> THAT CAR OUT FRONT THERE, FOLKS, JOHNNY BEBSON, HE IS A FOLKS, JOHNNY BEBSON, HE IS A LAP DOWN TRYING TO HANG ON TO LAP DOWN TRYING TO HANG ON TO THE LEAD LAP.

THE LEAD LAP.

DOING A PRETTY DARNED GOOD JOB DOING A PRETTY DARNED GOOD JOB BUT I BELIEVE THE FORDS WILL EAT BUT I BELIEVE THE FORDS WILL EATHIM UP IN A SECOND.

HIM UP IN A SECOND.

>> WE HEARD JIMMIE JOHNSON >> WE HEARD JIMMIE JOHNSON THINKING ABOUT MAYBE THEY PULLED THINKING ABOUT MAYBE THEY PULLEDTHE WRONG GEAR.

THE WRONG GEAR.

ONLY 46 LAPS EARLIER, A LOWER ONLY 46 LAPS EARLIER, A LOWER GEAR.

GEAR.

LOWER RPMs.

LOWER RPMs.

THAT WILL USE MORE FUEL AS WELL.

THAT WILL USE MORE FUEL AS WELL.

>> EARLIER WHEN HE WAS LEADING >> EARLIER WHEN HE WAS LEADING THE RACE, WOULD HE GO BY HERE THE RACE, WOULD HE GO BY HERE AND I THANK I MENTIONED THE FACT AND I THANK I MENTIONED THE FACTTHAT THEY WERE TURNING THE HECK THAT THEY WERE TURNING THE HECK OUT OF THAT ENGINE.

OUT OF THAT ENGINE.

THESE CATS ARE ALL OVER THE THESE CATS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE.

PLACE.

I WOULD LIKE NO KNOW WHAT THE I WOULD LIKE NO KNOW WHAT THE PREFERRED LINE IS.

PREFERRED LINE IS.

BECAUSE NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW.

BECAUSE NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW.

>> I'M NOT SURE THERE IS A >> I'M NOT SURE THERE IS A REFERRED LINE RIGHT NOW.

REFERRED LINE RIGHT NOW.

>> JOHNNY BENSON'S PONTIAC >> JOHNNY BENSON'S PONTIAC TRYING TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP.

TRYING TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP.

AHEAD OF THAT FAST FLEET OF >>> I WILL TELL YOU, MIKE AND LARRY, DON'T LOOK NOW BUT THAT LARRY, DON'T LOOK NOW BUT THAT OLD YELLOW CAR, THAT OLD HOUND OLD YELLOW CAR, THAT OLD HOUND DOG HAS GOT HIMSELF IN THE HUNT DOG HAS GOT HIMSELF IN THE HUNT NOW.

NOW.

>> BLANEY IS RIGHT THERE WITH >> BLANEY IS RIGHT THERE WITH THE LEAD CARS AND A LITTLE THE LEAD CARS AND A LITTLE QUICKER ON THE CLOCK.

QUICKER ON THE CLOCK.

RUNNING RIGHT AROUND THE BOTTOM.

RUNNING RIGHT AROUND THE BOTTOM.

TRACK AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS IN TRACK AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR UP THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR UP IN THE SECOND AND THIRD GROOVE IN THE SECOND AND THIRD GROOVE AND BLANEY RIGHT AROUND THAT AND BLANEY RIGHT AROUND THAT BOTTOM.

BOTTOM.

>> EVERYBODY LIKES A LITTLE BIT >> EVERYBODY LIKES A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT LINE.

DIFFERENT LINE.

IS IT TO GET CLEAN AIR? IS IT TO GET CLEAN AIR? >> YES.

>> YES.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

WHEN YOU GET THIS CLOSE TOGETHER WHEN YOU GET THIS CLOSE TOGETHERYOU KNOW, YOU JUST LOSE THAT YOU KNOW, YOU JUST LOSE THAT FRONT END AND WILL PUSH OUT INTO FRONT END AND WILL PUSH OUT INTOTHE FENCE SO GOT TO KEEP THAT THE FENCE SO GOT TO KEEP THAT NOSE DOWN THERE AND GET A LITTLE NOSE DOWN THERE AND GET A LITTLEPRESSURE ON THAT LEFT FRONT PRESSURE ON THAT LEFT FRONT FENDER, IF YOU CAN.

FENDER, IF YOU CAN.

>> FOR THE LEAD.

>> FOR THE LEAD.

>> AND IF THEY COULD EVER GET BY >> AND IF THEY COULD EVER GET BYHIM HE WILL GO ON BUT KIND OF HIM HE WILL GO ON BUT KIND OF HOLDING THEM UP.

HOLDING THEM UP.

NOT ANYTHING HE IS DOING WRONG.

NOT ANYTHING HE IS DOING WRONG.

BATTLING HIS OWN BATTLE.

BATTLING HIS OWN BATTLE.

>> HE IS DOING HIS JOB, WITH >> HE IS DOING HIS JOB, WITH ONLY 12 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP, HE ONLY 12 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP, HEBEING ONE OF THEM, HE WANTS A BEING ONE OF THEM, HE WANTS A CAUTION FLAG SO HE IS STAYING CAUTION FLAG SO HE IS STAYING WHERE HE NEEDS TO STAY.

WHERE HE NEEDS TO STAY.

>> LOOK AT BUSCH, GETS ON THE >> LOOK AT BUSCH, GETS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE — HE GETS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE — HE GETS ON THEOUTSIDE OF RICKY RUDD, COME ON, OUTSIDE OF RICKY RUDD, COME ON, KID, DON'T RUN HIM DOWN IN THE KID, DON'T RUN HIM DOWN IN THE GRAVEL.

GRAVEL.

DRIVE SMART.

DRIVE SMART.

>> ANOTHER HOUND DOG, 48 CAR OF >> ANOTHER HOUND DOG, 48 CAR OF JIMMIE, HE HAS ONE OF THE JIMMIE, HE HAS ONE OF THE FASTEST CARS AND RUNNING 41.

30s.

FASTEST CARS AND RUNNING 41.

30s.

AND THE LEADERS ARE RUNNING 60s AND THE LEADERS ARE RUNNING 60s AND 70s.

AND 70s.

>> STEVE BYRNES? >> STEVE BYRNES? >> MIKE, DAVE BLANEY IS ALS FAST >> MIKE, DAVE BLANEY IS ALS FASTAS THE LEADERS.

AS THE LEADERS.

EVERYBODY HERE IN THE PITS AND EVERYBODY HERE IN THE PITS AND SPOTTER TELLING HIM THE SAME SPOTTER TELLING HIM THE SAME THING.

THING.

THEY ALSO FEEL LIKE IN THE 77 THEY ALSO FEEL LIKE IN THE 77 PITS NOW, THEY CAN MAKE IT TO PITS NOW, THEY CAN MAKE IT TO THE END.

THE END.

THEY ALSO FEEL FAIRLY CERTAIN THEY ALSO FEEL FAIRLY CERTAIN THAT THE 8 AND THE 28 CAN'T.

THAT THE 8 AND THE 28 CAN'T.

>> GOES TO 77, UNDER THE 28.

>> GOES TO 77, UNDER THE 28.

HE HAS BEEN RUNING THAT LOW HE HAS BEEN RUNING THAT LOW LINE.

LINE.

THERE IS KURT BUSCH MAKING A THERE IS KURT BUSCH MAKING A MOVE ON THE 8.

MOVE ON THE 8.

WE GOT RACING GOING ON AND HERE WE GOT RACING GOING ON AND HERE IS THE 48.

IS THE 48.

I LOVE IT.

I LOVE IT.

WE GO ALL DAY LONG TODAY AND ALL WE GO ALL DAY LONG TODAY AND ALLOF A SUDDEN WE HAVE A WHALE OF A OF A SUDDEN WE HAVE A WHALE OF ARACE RACE >> THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO THE >> THE CLOSER YOU ARE TO THE LEAD, SUDDENLY THE BETTER YOU LEAD, SUDDENLY THE BETTER YOU THINK YOUR GAS MILEAGE IS.

THINK YOUR GAS MILEAGE IS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> JOHNSON IN THE BOTTOM OF THE >> JOHNSON IN THE BOTTOM OF THE — ON THE BLANEY.

— ON THE BLANEY.

THIS IS FOR FOURTH PLACE.

THIS IS FOR FOURTH PLACE.

TURN TWO.

TURN TWO.

>> BLANEY GETS A LITTLE BET EVER >> BLANEY GETS A LITTLE BET EVER– BETTER RUN OFF THE CORNER AND — BETTER RUN OFF THE CORNER ANDKIND OF BOGS YOU DOWN OUT THERE.

KIND OF BOGS YOU DOWN OUT THERE.

THAT LOW GEAR THAT I THINK THAT LOW GEAR THAT I THINK JOHNSON HAS GOT TO KAY POF.

JOHNSON HAS GOT TO KAY POF.

>> THAT WILL LET HIM PULL OFF >> THAT WILL LET HIM PULL OFF THE CORNER.

THE CORNER.

>> AND COULD RUN THE BOTTOM LIKE >> AND COULD RUN THE BOTTOM LIKETHAT, COULD ACCELERATE UP OFF THAT, COULD ACCELERATE UP OFF THE CORNER.

THE CORNER.

>> COMES OUT WITH THE FOURTH >> COMES OUT WITH THE FOURTH SPOT AHEAD OF BLANEY.

SPOT AHEAD OF BLANEY.

>> HE WANTS IT! >> HE WANTS IT! YOU GOT TO WANT IT.

YOU GOT TO WANT IT.

AND THEN GO UP THERE AND GET IT.

AND THEN GO UP THERE AND GET IT.

>> WALTRIP YOU KEEP TALKING >> WALTRIP YOU KEEP TALKING ABOUT KURT BUSCH, I WOULD LIKE ABOUT KURT BUSCH, I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT ONE RACE HE FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT ONE RACE HERAN HERE IN A TRUCK, HE DID WIN.

RAN HERE IN A TRUCK, HE DID WIN.

HE IS THE YOUNGEST WINNER HERE HE IS THE YOUNGEST WINNER HERE AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY AT THE AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY AT THE AGE OF 21.

AGE OF 21.

IN THAT TRUCK DIVISION.

IN THAT TRUCK DIVISION.

>> WELL, I TELL YOU, JEFF, THE >> WELL, I TELL YOU, JEFF, THE KID JUST AMAZES ME.

KID JUST AMAZES ME.

HE IS SMART, HE IS INTELLIGENT.

HE IS SMART, HE IS INTELLIGENT.

HE UNDERSTANDS HIS RACE CARS.

HE UNDERSTANDS HIS RACE CARS.

HE COMMUNICATES WITH HIS CREW.

HE COMMUNICATES WITH HIS CREW.

AND HE DRIVES THE WHEELS OFF OF AND HE DRIVES THE WHEELS OFF OF THAT BAD BOY.

THAT BAD BOY.

>> I HAVE BEEN TELLING THAT YOU >> I HAVE BEEN TELLING THAT YOU SINCE THE FIRST TIME I HAD AN SINCE THE FIRST TIME I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HIM.

OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HIM.

HE IS REALLY QUITE AN INCREDIBLE HE IS REALLY QUITE AN INCREDIBLEINDIVIDUAL, ESPECIALLY FOR HIS INDIVIDUAL, ESPECIALLY FOR HIS AGE E SHOWS SO MUCH MATURITY, TO AGE E SHOWS SO MUCH MATURITY, TOGO ALONG WITH WHAT I WOULD THINK GO ALONG WITH WHAT I WOULD THINKWOULD BE INEXPERIENCE.

WOULD BE INEXPERIENCE.

HE HAS SO MUCH RAW TALENT.

HE HAS SO MUCH RAW TALENT.

>> THEY HANG GANGED UP ON THE 10 >> THEY HANG GANGED UP ON THE 10OF JOHNNY BENSON AND WILL OF JOHNNY BENSON AND WILL FINALLY PUT BENSON ONE LAP DOWN.

FINALLY PUT BENSON ONE LAP DOWN.

JOHNNY GAVE IT A GOOD HARD JOHNNY GAVE IT A GOOD HARD FIGHT.

FIGHT.

I TALKED TO HIM YESTERDAY AND HE I TALKED TO HIM YESTERDAY AND HEDID NOT INHALE ANY OF THAT FIRE DID NOT INHALE ANY OF THAT FIRE EXTINGUISHER POWDER LAST YEAR AS EXTINGUISHER POWDER LAST YEAR ASTHAT IS TOUGH TO RECOVER FROM.

THAT IS TOUGH TO RECOVER FROM.

100% OKAY BUT NOW HE IS A LAP 100% OKAY BUT NOW HE IS A LAP DOWN DOWN >> THE LEADERS ARE BY ME NOW SO >> THE LEADERS ARE BY ME NOW SO ON THIS — LET THESE OTHER GUYS ON THIS — LET THESE OTHER GUYS GET UP THERE AND LET THEM RACE GET UP THERE AND LET THEM RACE TO ME AND MAYBE HE THIL BE NICE TO ME AND MAYBE HE THIL BE NICE TO ME AND IF A CAUTION COMES OUT TO ME AND IF A CAUTION COMES OUTI WILL BE CLOSE.

I WILL BE CLOSE.

FALL IN THE LACK OF THE LEAD FALL IN THE LACK OF THE LEAD CARS AND JUST HANG CLOSE CARS AND JUST HANG CLOSE >> HERE WE COME AGAIN WITH RUDD >> HERE WE COME AGAIN WITH RUDD RIGHT ON THE BOTTOM.

RIGHT ON THE BOTTOM.

BUSCH IN THE MIDDLE AND JARRETT BUSCH IN THE MIDDLE AND JARRETT UP HIGH.

UP HIGH.

>> JIMMIE JOHNSON JUST LOOKING >> JIMMIE JOHNSON JUST LOOKING FOR AN OPENING.

FOR AN OPENING.

HE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE.

>> SIX CARS IN THE GARAGE AREA.

MAYFIELD, SADLER, STRICKLAND, MAYFIELD, SADLER, STRICKLAND, COMPTON, ROBINSON AND KENNY COMPTON, ROBINSON AND KENNY SCHRADER.

SCHRADER.

37 CARS RUNNING AND 11 OF THOSE 37 CARS RUNNING AND 11 OF THOSE ON THE LEAD LAP.

ON THE LEAD LAP.

>> I KNOW WE TALK ABOUT YATES >> I KNOW WE TALK ABOUT YATES HORSEPOWER.

HORSEPOWER.

BUT THAT 97 MUST HAVE A LITTLE BUT THAT 97 MUST HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING ON THE HOOD BIT OF SOMETHING ON THE HOOD BECAUSE HE RUNS RIGHT WITH THEM BECAUSE HE RUNS RIGHT WITH THEM ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE STRAIGHTAWAY STRAIGHTAWAY >> BEHIND THE GROUP WE HAVE BEEN >> BEHIND THE GROUP WE HAVE BEENWATCHING, MARLIN AND THE 2 OF WATCHING, MARLIN AND THE 2 OF WALLACE IN NINE SNRTH HERE IS WALLACE IN NINE SNRTH HERE IS WHERE BUSCH GETS THEM.

WHERE BUSCH GETS THEM.

YOU SEE HOW HE DROVE THAT THING YOU SEE HOW HE DROVE THAT THING DOWN IN THE THIRD TURN AND WILL DOWN IN THE THIRD TURN AND WILL SLIDE RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF DALE.

SLIDE RIGHT UP IN FRONT OF DALE.

NO.

NO.

ISN'T GOING TO LET HIM.

ISN'T GOING TO LET HIM.

IF I WAS DALE, WOULD I LET HIM.

IF I WAS DALE, WOULD I LET HIM.

>> JARRETT ON THE HIGH SIDE, >> JARRETT ON THE HIGH SIDE, WHERE BUSCH, HE IS JUST SO GOOD WHERE BUSCH, HE IS JUST SO GOOD RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER AS YOU ARE PICKING THAT CORNER AS YOU ARE PICKING THAT THROTTLE UP, HE CAN STAY IN AND THROTTLE UP, HE CAN STAY IN AND THE CAR KEEPS TURNING.

THE CAR KEEPS TURNING.

>> JARRETT TRIED TO PIN HIM DOWN >> JARRETT TRIED TO PIN HIM DOWNTO THE BOTTOM AND WON'T LET HIM TO THE BOTTOM AND WON'T LET HIM SLIDE UP.

SLIDE UP.

>> I REALLY THINK IF I WAS DALE >> I REALLY THINK IF I WAS DALE I WOULD LET HIM GO.

I WOULD LET HIM GO.

HE IS FALLING THE OTHER CARS IN HE IS FALLING THE OTHER CARS IN THE RACE.

THE RACE.

>> 2220 LAPS IN THE RACE >> 2220 LAPS IN THE RACE >> THAT'S WHERE KURT IS STRONG >> THAT'S WHERE KURT IS STRONG RIGHT THERE IN THE THIRD TURN.

RIGHT THERE IN THE THIRD TURN.

LOOK HOW FAR AHEAD HE PULLED OF LOOK HOW FAR AHEAD HE PULLED OF SQUARE SFWLET AND LOOKING TO SQUARE SFWLET AND LOOKING TO CAPITALIZE IS JIMMIE JOHNSON ON CAPITALIZE IS JIMMIE JOHNSON ON THE BOTTOM.

THE BOTTOM.

>> THAT 97 CAR IS HOOKED UP.

>> THAT 97 CAR IS HOOKED UP.

HE COULD REALLY POUR IT DOWN IN HE COULD REALLY POUR IT DOWN IN THE CORNER.

THE CORNER.

>> AND RICKY RUDD, POWERS PAST >> AND RICKY RUDD, POWERS PAST JOHNSON INTO SECOND PLACE AGAIN JOHNSON INTO SECOND PLACE AGAIN >> AND IF THEY WOULD HAVE LET >> AND IF THEY WOULD HAVE LET THE 97 SLIDE IN FRONT OF THEM THE 97 SLIDE IN FRONT OF THEM OFF OF LAP FOUR, HE WOULD BE OFF OF LAP FOUR, HE WOULD BE RUNNING SECOND RIGHT NOW BUT RUNNING SECOND RIGHT NOW BUT CHOSE TO RACE HIM AND HE GROVE CHOSE TO RACE HIM AND HE GROVE THE — DROVE THE OTHER TWO CARS THE — DROVE THE OTHER TWO CARS IN THE RACE.

IN THE RACE.

>> A LOT OF CONVERSATION JUST >> A LOT OF CONVERSATION JUST BEFORE THAT PALS BETWEEN BUSCH BEFORE THAT PALS BETWEEN BUSCH AND HIS CREW CHIEF.

AND HIS CREW CHIEF.

FINALLY THEY DECIDED TO — FINALLY THEY DECIDED TO — FENNIG SAID GO PAST THE 88.

FENNIG SAID GO PAST THE 88.

PAST JARRETT AND BUSCH SAID IF I PAST JARRETT AND BUSCH SAID IF ICAN.

CAN.

WELL, YOU JUST SAW THAT HAPPEN WELL, YOU JUST SAW THAT HAPPEN IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THAT IN THE MIDST OF ALL OF THAT CONVERSATION, THEN HE TOLD HIM CONVERSATION, THEN HE TOLD HIM WATCH OUT FOR THAT 48 COMING UP WATCH OUT FOR THAT 48 COMING UP BEHIND YOU.

BEHIND YOU.

HE IS VERY FAST.

HE IS VERY FAST.

THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT JIMMIE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT JIMMIE JOHNSON AND THEY OUGHT TO BE.

JOHNSON AND THEY OUGHT TO BE.

>> NOW FOR KURT BUSCH, GOOD FOR >> NOW FOR KURT BUSCH, GOOD FOR THE LEAD.

THE LEAD.

BUT MAYBE BAD FOR GAS MILEAGE BUT MAYBE BAD FOR GAS MILEAGE OUT FRONT PUSHING THAT ALONG.

OUT FRONT PUSHING THAT ALONG.

>> HE CAN MAKE IT.

>>> WELCOME BACK TO FOX SPORTS COVERAGE OF THE NAPA AUTO PARTS COVERAGE OF THE NAPA AUTO PARTS 500.

500.

225 LAPS COMPLETE.

225 LAPS COMPLETE.

25 TO GO.

25 TO GO.

KURT BUSCH, AND JIMMIE JOHNSON, KURT BUSCH, AND JIMMIE JOHNSON, TWO OF NASCAR'S YOUNG GUNS GOING TWO OF NASCAR'S YOUNG GUNS GOINGAT IT FOR THE LEAD.

AT IT FOR THE LEAD.

>> IF I WAS KURT, I WOULD LET >> IF I WAS KURT, I WOULD LET JIMMIE GO.

JIMMIE GO.

JIMMIE JOHNSON CANNOT MAKE IT.

JIMMIE JOHNSON CANNOT MAKE IT.

HE WILL BE FIVE LAPS OR MAYBE SO HE WILL BE FIVE LAPS OR MAYBE SOSHORT OF MAKING IT.

SHORT OF MAKING IT.

BUSCH MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT BUSCH MIGHT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND HE PROBABLY WILL MAKE IT IF AND HE PROBABLY WILL MAKE IT IF YOU COULD GET BEHIND THE 48 AND YOU COULD GET BEHIND THE 48 AND DRAFT HIM.

DRAFT HIM.

>> WE HAVE ALREADY DOCUMENT THE >> WE HAVE ALREADY DOCUMENT THE THE FIRST.

THE FIRST.

JOHNSON IS RUNNING FOR 46 LAPS.

JOHNSON IS RUNNING FOR 46 LAPS.

WE KNOW THAT HE CANNOT MAKE WE KNOW THAT HE CANNOT MAKE >> IT HIS CREW CHIEF HIT THE >> IT HIS CREW CHIEF HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN HE SAID NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN HE SAID MAYBE THE GEAR SELECTION WILL MAYBE THE GEAR SELECTION WILL MAKE HIM RUN FAST BUT WILL NOT MAKE HIM RUN FAST BUT WILL NOT GET REAL GREAT GAS MILEAGE.

GET REAL GREAT GAS MILEAGE.

>> ONLY FOUR CAUTIONS IN THIS >> ONLY FOUR CAUTIONS IN THIS RACE.

RACE.

ROBINSON'S CRASH EARLY IN LAP ROBINSON'S CRASH EARLY IN LAP 18.

18.

RICKY CRAVEEN AND LATER MATT RICKY CRAVEEN AND LATER MATT KENSETH SCUFFED THE WALL AND KENSETH SCUFFED THE WALL AND THEN MAYFIELD'S CAR ROLLED TO A THEN MAYFIELD'S CAR ROLLED TO A STOP.

STOP.

FROM THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY.

FROM THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY.

NO SERIOUS INCIDENTS.

NO SERIOUS INCIDENTS.

AND KURT BUSCH, JIMMIE JOHNSON AND KURT BUSCH, JIMMIE JOHNSON OUT IN FRONT OF RICKY RUDD AND OUT IN FRONT OF RICKY RUDD AND DALE JARRETT BY 1.

3 SECONDS NOW DALE JARRETT BY 1.

3 SECONDS NOW WITH JUST 23 LAPS TO GO.

WITH JUST 23 LAPS TO GO.

STEVE? STEVE? >> ON THE 40 CAR, TO SEE IF THEY >> ON THE 40 CAR, TO SEE IF THEYGOT THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER FIXED GOT THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER FIXEDAND HE SAID HE DIDN'T THINK IT AND HE SAID HE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS THAT BAD BUT STERLING SAID WAS THAT BAD BUT STERLING SAID IT IS NOT DRIVING ANYWHERE NEAR IT IS NOT DRIVING ANYWHERE NEAR AS WELL AS IT DID EARLY IN THE AS WELL AS IT DID EARLY IN THE RACE AND WILL BE VERY CLOSE ON RACE AND WILL BE VERY CLOSE ON FUEL.

FUEL.

SAME THING FOR RUSTY WALLACE.

SAME THING FOR RUSTY WALLACE.

THEY MAY BE A LAP SHORT.

THEY MAY BE A LAP SHORT.

RUSTY SAYS THE LAST SET OF TIRES RUSTY SAYS THE LAST SET OF TIRESNOT AS GOOD AS THE LAST SET.

NOT AS GOOD AS THE LAST SET.

>> HERE WE GO.

>> HERE WE GO.

LIKE I SAID, I JUST DON'T THINK LIKE I SAID, I JUST DON'T THINK I WOULD FIGHT IT RIGHT NOW.

I WOULD FIGHT IT RIGHT NOW.

I WOULD GET IN BEHIND HIM AND I WOULD GET IN BEHIND HIM AND FOLLOW HIM.

FOLLOW HIM.

DON'T DO ANYTHING IMMA TOUR.

DON'T DO ANYTHING IMMA TOUR.

OH, TROUBLE DOWN HERE.

OH, TROUBLE DOWN HERE.

A CAR IS TRYING TO GET — OH, A CAR IS TRYING TO GET — OH, HARD.

HARD.

THAT'S BILL ELLIOTT.

THAT'S BILL ELLIOTT.

AND LITTLE E AND LITTLE E >> AND KEVIN HARVICK >> AND KEVIN HARVICK >> A VERY HARD CRASH FOR >> A VERY HARD CRASH FOR ELLIOTT.

ELLIOTT.

>> OH, THE FIRST SERIOUS >> OH, THE FIRST SERIOUS INCIDENT OR RATHER FOR EARNHARDT INCIDENT OR RATHER FOR EARNHARDTTHE FIRST SERIOUS INCIDENT OF THE FIRST SERIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DAY.

THE DAY.

>> AND EXCUSE ME, IT WAS NOT >> AND EXCUSE ME, IT WAS NOT BILL ELLIOTT.

BILL ELLIOTT.

I.

I.

>> I JUST SOUGHT RED AND WHITE.

>> I JUST SOUGHT RED AND WHITE.

>> AND IT WAS HARD.

>> AND IT WAS HARD.

>> THAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE >> THAT WAS AN INCREDIBLE IMPACT.

IMPACT.

>> FIELD COMING AROUND TO TAKE >> FIELD COMING AROUND TO TAKE THE CAUTION FLAG AT LAP 228.

THE CAUTION FLAG AT LAP 228.

>> ON THE LEFT SIDE, DRIVER'S >> ON THE LEFT SIDE, DRIVER'S SIDE AND I TELL YOU, I DON'T SIDE AND I TELL YOU, I DON'T LIKE THE LOOKS OF THAT, GUYS.

LIKE THE LOOKS OF THAT, GUYS.

>> THE WINDOW NETs DOWN.

>> THE WINDOW NETs DOWN.

THAT'S A SIGN WE LOOK FOR THAT'S A SIGN WE LOOK FOR TELLING THE SAFETY WORKERS I'M TELLING THE SAFETY WORKERS I'M OKAY.

OKAY.

FRUSTRATED BUT I'M OKAY.

FRUSTRATED BUT I'M OKAY.

>> HE'S LAYING OVER THERE AND >> HE'S LAYING OVER THERE AND THAT — THAT — THAT'S A HARD THAT — THAT — THAT'S A HARD LICK.

LICK.

>> AND KEVIN HARVICK, THE SECOND >> AND KEVIN HARVICK, THE SECONDCAR INVOLVED.

CAR INVOLVED.

>> I THINK DALE JR.

WAS TRYING >> I THINK DALE JR.

WAS TRYING TO GET IN THE PITS AND — OR TO GET IN THE PITS AND — OR SOMEBODY WAS.

SOMEBODY WAS.

THERE WE GO.

THERE WE GO.

ALMOST LIKE MAYBE KEVIN HARVICK ALMOST LIKE MAYBE KEVIN HARVICK WAS TRYING TO GET IN THE PITS.

WAS TRYING TO GET IN THE PITS.

>> AND OH, THAT'S A — I'M >> AND OH, THAT'S A — I'M TELLING YOU, THAT IS A BRUTAL TELLING YOU, THAT IS A BRUTAL HIT.

HIT.

>> IT IS.

>> IT IS.

>> KYLE PETTY, JUST SCEEZS >> KYLE PETTY, JUST SCEEZS THROUGH THERE.

THROUGH THERE.

HAS TO GO TO PIT ROAD TO TAKE HAS TO GO TO PIT ROAD TO TAKE EVASIVE ACTION.

SO DOES JEFF GORDON.

>> AND THAT — I DON'T LIKE THE >> AND THAT — I DON'T LIKE THE LOOKS OF THAT.

LOOKS OF THAT.

>> ALL THE CARS HAVE NOW TAKEN >> ALL THE CARS HAVE NOW TAKEN THE CAUTION FLAG AND RESCUE THE CAUTION FLAG AND RESCUE WORKERS COME TO THE AID OF WORKERS COME TO THE AID OF HARVICK.

HARVICK.

AND EARNHARDT JR.

>> YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT, DARRELL.

DARRELL.

HARVICK HAD SLOWED AND WAS HARVICK HAD SLOWED AND WAS TRYING TO GET TO PIT ROAD.

TRYING TO GET TO PIT ROAD.

AND EARNHARDT JR.

GOING UNDER AND EARNHARDT JR.

GOING UNDER HIM, THE TWO COLLIDED.

>> YOU CAN SEE HE IS AWAKE a LERT AND TALKING TO THE RESCUE LERT AND TALKING TO THE RESCUE PERSONNEL.

PERSONNEL.

>> JUST KNOCKED THE BREATH OUT >> JUST KNOCKED THE BREATH OUT OF HIM, I GUESS.

OF HIM, I GUESS.

THEY HAVE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB THEY HAVE DONE SUCH A GREAT JOB WITH THE INSIDE OF THESE CARS, WITH THE INSIDE OF THESE CARS, AND HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT AND HEAD AND NECK RESTRAINT SYSTEMS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

SYSTEMS AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

SEE KEVIN HARVICK OUT OF HIS SEE KEVIN HARVICK OUT OF HIS CAR.

CAR.

I THINK HE'S GOT THE BREATH I THINK HE'S GOT THE BREATH KNOCK OUST HIM, PLUS — I HOPE KNOCK OUST HIM, PLUS — I HOPE THAT'S ALL IT IS.

THAT'S ALL IT IS.

>> 20 LAPS TO GO.

>> 20 LAPS TO GO.

FIFTH CAUTION OF THE DAY.

FIFTH CAUTION OF THE DAY.

FRM THE BUD CAM.

FRM THE BUD CAM.

>> HERE HE IS AND HE SEES — ALL >> HERE HE IS AND HE SEES — ALLOF A SUDDEN THERE IS HARVICK ON OF A SUDDEN THERE IS HARVICK ON THE OUTSIDE.

THE OUTSIDE.

OH, BOY.

OH, BOY.

OH.

OH.

MY.

MY.

>> YOU CAN SEE HIS HANDS ON THE >> YOU CAN SEE HIS HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL.

>> WELL, I JUST AM THANKFUL HE GOT OUT OF THE RACE CAR, BECAUSE GOT OUT OF THE RACE CAR, BECAUSETHAT LEFT SIDE LICK LIKE THAT, THAT LEFT SIDE LICK LIKE THAT, THAT WAS A VERY HARD IMPACT.

THAT WAS A VERY HARD IMPACT.

AGAIN, I JUST THINK IT'S A AGAIN, I JUST THINK IT'S A TRIBUTE TO ALL THE THINGS WE TRIBUTE TO ALL THE THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE INSIDE OF HAVE LEARNED ABOUT THE INSIDE OFTHESE RACE CARS AND HOW TO THESE RACE CARS AND HOW TO PROTECT THE DRIVERS.

>> GET AN UPDATE ON DALE JR.

AS SOON AS WE CAN.

SOON AS WE CAN.

IT MAKE THE FUEL MILEAGE >>> 18 LAPS TO GO UNDER CAUTION FOR THE FIRST SERIOUS INCIDENT FOR THE FIRST SERIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DAY.

OF THE DAY.

KEVIN HARVICK HAD A TIRE GO DOWN KEVIN HARVICK HAD A TIRE GO DOWNAND WAS TRYING TO GATHER UP HIS AND WAS TRYING TO GATHER UP HIS CAR.

CAR.

INSTEAD, HE COLLECTED DALE INSTEAD, HE COLLECTED DALE EARNHARDT JR.

, WHO POUNDED HARD EARNHARDT JR.

, WHO POUNDED HARD INTO THE WALL.

INTO THE WALL.

BOTH DRIVERS GOT OUT OF THEIR BOTH DRIVERS GOT OUT OF THEIR CARS AND ARE NOW BEING TAKEN TO CARS AND ARE NOW BEING TAKEN TO THE CARE CENTER TO BE CHECKED THE CARE CENTER TO BE CHECKED OVER.

OVER.

PIT ROAD MAY BE OPEN THIS TIME.

PIT ROAD MAY BE OPEN THIS TIME.

>> HE'S WAVING THE GREEN FLAG.

>> HE'S WAVING THE GREEN FLAG.

IT WILL BE OPEN.

IT WILL BE OPEN.

WE WILL HAVE 15 LAPS TO GO.

WE WILL HAVE 15 LAPS TO GO.

I THINK THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS I THINK THE RIGHT THING TO DO ISCHANGE FOUR TIRES BUT I BET YOU CHANGE FOUR TIRES BUT I BET YOU THERE WILL BE SOME GUYS WHO WILL THERE WILL BE SOME GUYS WHO WILLTRY TWO TIRES KNOWING THEY DON'T TRY TWO TIRES KNOWING THEY DON'THAVE LONG TO THE END OF THE RACE HAVE LONG TO THE END OF THE RACEAND GET THAT TRACK POSITION.

AND GET THAT TRACK POSITION.

>> IT HAS BEEN SO CRITICAL AND >> IT HAS BEEN SO CRITICAL AND SO HARD TO PASS.

SO HARD TO PASS.

I CAN'T IMAGINE YOU WOULDN'T I CAN'T IMAGINE YOU WOULDN'T TAKE FOUR, STEVE.

TAKE FOUR, STEVE.

>> THE 77 HAS BEEN GOING BACK >> THE 77 HAS BEEN GOING BACK AND FORTH DEBATING ON FOUR AND FORTH DEBATING ON FOUR SERVICE TWO.

SERVICE TWO.

SEEMS LIGHT LATEST THING THEY SEEMS LIGHT LATEST THING THEY WILL DO IS TAKE TWO TIRES.

WILL DO IS TAKE TWO TIRES.

MIKE CLARK, THE JACKMAN GETS THE MIKE CLARK, THE JACKMAN GETS THE77 UP IN THE AIR.

77 UP IN THE AIR.

RIGHT SIDE TIRES GOING ON FOR RIGHT SIDE TIRES GOING ON FOR DAVE BLANEY.

DAVE BLANEY.

THAT'S IT.

THAT'S IT.

TO DICK BERGGREN.

TO DICK BERGGREN.

>> KURT BUSCH WILL TAKE TWO >> KURT BUSCH WILL TAKE TWO TIRES AND DEBATED THE WISDOM OF TIRES AND DEBATED THE WISDOM OF TAKING FOUR TIRES.

TAKING FOUR TIRES.

PRETTY MUCH KURT'S CALL TO TAKE PRETTY MUCH KURT'S CALL TO TAKE TWO.

TWO.

HE STALL THE ENGINE.

HE STALL THE ENGINE.

THAT SLOWED THE PIT STOP A THAT SLOWED THE PIT STOP A LITTLE BIT.

LITTLE BIT.

TO MATT.

TO MATT.

>> DICK, GAS ONLY FOR JIMMIE >> DICK, GAS ONLY FOR JIMMIE JOHNSON.

JOHNSON.

WERE GOING TO GO WITH A TWO-TIRE WERE GOING TO GO WITH A TWO-TIREPLAN BUT THE ROUSH CARS WERE PLAN BUT THE ROUSH CARS WERE GOING TO GO FOR TWO TIRES.

GOING TO GO FOR TWO TIRES.

THAT'S WHAT THEIR SPOTER CHRIS THAT'S WHAT THEIR SPOTER CHRIS OSBORNE TOLD US.

OSBORNE TOLD US.

GAS ONLY FOR THE 48.

GAS ONLY FOR THE 48.

>> SO, I MEAN I TRIED TO WATCH >> SO, I MEAN I TRIED TO WATCH PIT ROAD CLOSE AND ONLY CAR I PIT ROAD CLOSE AND ONLY CAR I SAW THAT TOOK FOUR TIRES WAS SAW THAT TOOK FOUR TIRES WAS RUSTY WALLACE IN THE 2 CAR.

RUSTY WALLACE IN THE 2 CAR.

MOST EVERYBODY WAS TWO TIRES.

MOST EVERYBODY WAS TWO TIRES.

>> JEFF GREEN WITH THE HOOD UP >> JEFF GREEN WITH THE HOOD UP ON PIT ROAD.

ON PIT ROAD.

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME REPLAYS.

REPLAYS.

WITH FOX TRAX IN ON DALE WITH FOX TRAX IN ON DALE EARNHARDT JR.

TO SHOW HIS SPEED.

EARNHARDT JR.

TO SHOW HIS SPEED.

>> HE — THIS IS SO UNEXPECTED >> HE — THIS IS SO UNEXPECTED AND HE DOESN'T EXPECT ANYTHING.

AND HE DOESN'T EXPECT ANYTHING.

HE IS COMING THROUGH THERE.

HE IS COMING THROUGH THERE.

HE HIT THAT WALL AT 130 MILES AN HE HIT THAT WALL AT 130 MILES ANHOUR.

HOUR.

>> AND — AND TWO YEARS AGO >> AND — AND TWO YEARS AGO WITHOUT ALL THE SAFETY EQUIPMENT WITHOUT ALL THE SAFETY EQUIPMENTIN THESE CARS THAT WOULD HAVE IN THESE CARS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

BEEN A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

TODAY HE WALKS AWAY.

TODAY HE WALKS AWAY.

>> LOOKING OUT THE WINDSHIELD HE >> LOOKING OUT THE WINDSHIELD HEPROBABLY ALMOST DIDN'T SEE WHAT PROBABLY ALMOST DIDN'T SEE WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE, IT HAPPENED WAS HAPPENING THERE, IT HAPPENEDSO FAST.

SO FAST.

>> JUST TOOK HIM BY SUCH >> JUST TOOK HIM BY SUCH SURPRISE.

SURPRISE.

YOU ARE COMING — YOU ARE COMING YOU ARE COMING — YOU ARE COMINGTHROUGH THERE AND ALL OF A THROUGH THERE AND ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT CAR HITS YOU SUDDEN THAT CAR HITS YOU >> WATCH THE CAR SCRUB OFF SPEED >> WATCH THE CAR SCRUB OFF SPEEDFROM 150.

FROM 150.

>> 134 ALS HE IMPACTED THE WALL.

>> 134 ALS HE IMPACTED THE WALL.

>> MAN, FOLKS WHEN YOU HEAR THEM >> MAN, FOLKS WHEN YOU HEAR THEMJUST GO THUD LIKE THAT, I MEAN, JUST GO THUD LIKE THAT, I MEAN, IT IS JUST LIKE GETTING HIT WITH IT IS JUST LIKE GETTING HIT WITHA BALL BAT.

A BALL BAT.

>> 17 LAPS TO GO.

>> 17 LAPS TO GO.

>>> HARVICK HAS JUST COME OUT OF >>> HARVICK HAS JUST COME OUT OFTHE INFIELD CARE CENTER.

THE INFIELD CARE CENTER.

ARE YOU OKAY? ARE YOU OKAY? >> I POPPED A LEFT REAR TIRE >> I POPPED A LEFT REAR TIRE GOING INTO TURN THREE AND ABOUT GOING INTO TURN THREE AND ABOUT THE LAST SAVE I HAD TO MAKE I THE LAST SAVE I HAD TO MAKE I HIT THE DANG 8 CAR AND HE HIT HIT THE DANG 8 CAR AND HE HIT THE WALL.

THE WALL.

I THINK HE IS ALL RIGHT, THOUGH.

I THINK HE IS ALL RIGHT, THOUGH.

JUST THANK GOD EVERYBODY IS JUST THANK GOD EVERYBODY IS OKAY.

OKAY.

>> THEY ARE ABOUT TO GO GREEN, >> THEY ARE ABOUT TO GO GREEN, GUYS GUYS >> BILL ELLIOTT DID NOT STOP >> BILL ELLIOTT DID NOT STOP UNDER THIS CAUTION.

UNDER THIS CAUTION.

AND HE IS THE RAILS LEADER.

AND HE IS THE RAILS LEADER.

>> HE DIDN'T STOP.

>> HE DIDN'T STOP.

THE 48 STOP TOOK NO TIRES AND THE 48 STOP TOOK NO TIRES AND RICKY RUDD AND KURT BUSCH, THEY RICKY RUDD AND KURT BUSCH, THEY TOOK TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES.

TOOK TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES.

>> THE 48 CAR WILL BE THE FRIEND >> THE 48 CAR WILL BE THE FRIENDTHAT THE 9 NEEDS BECAUSE THEY THAT THE 9 NEEDS BECAUSE THEY ARE ON EQUAL TIRES.

ARE ON EQUAL TIRES.

NOW HE IS LEADING THIS RACE 14 NOW HE IS LEADING THIS RACE 14 LAPS TO GO.

LAPS TO GO.

>> ON THE INSIDE THAT CHAR TRUCE >> ON THE INSIDE THAT CHAR TRUCECAR IS BIFFLE, UP TO 12th.

CAR IS BIFFLE, UP TO 12th.

IN HIS FIRST-EVER WINSTON CUP IN HIS FIRST-EVER WINSTON CUP START.

START.

>> BUSH DIDN'T GET A GREAT >> BUSH DIDN'T GET A GREAT RESTART THERE COMPARED TO THE RESTART THERE COMPARED TO THE OTHER GUYS AND MAYBE HE IS OTHER GUYS AND MAYBE HE IS LAYING BACK GETTING A RUN OFF OF LAYING BACK GETTING A RUN OFF OFTWO OF THEM.

TWO OF THEM.

JOHNSON GOT A RUN OFF THE MIDDLE JOHNSON GOT A RUN OFF THE MIDDLEOF ONE AND TWO.

OF ONE AND TWO.

>> HE WILL LOSE SEVERAL >> HE WILL LOSE SEVERAL POSITIONS ON THE BACK STRETCH.

POSITIONS ON THE BACK STRETCH.

JOHNSON HE HAS THE LEAD AT THE JOHNSON HE HAS THE LEAD AT THE END OF THE BACK STRETCH.

END OF THE BACK STRETCH.

>> HERE COMES RUDD AND BUSCH ON >> HERE COMES RUDD AND BUSCH ON ELLIOTT.

ELLIOTT.

>> YOUNG DRIVERS, BUSCH AND >> YOUNG DRIVERS, BUSCH AND JOHNSON, THEY GOT TO BE SMART JOHNSON, THEY GOT TO BE SMART HERE NOW.

HERE NOW.

USE YOUR HEADS.

USE YOUR HEADS.

YOU GOT PLENTY OF TIME.

YOU GOT PLENTY OF TIME.

THE THING THAT BUSCH HAS TO THE THING THAT BUSCH HAS TO WORRY ABOUT, HE TOOK TWO TIRES WORRY ABOUT, HE TOOK TWO TIRES EARLIER AND TOOK HIM A FEW LAPS EARLIER AND TOOK HIM A FEW LAPS TO GET GOING.

TO GET GOING.

SOMETIMES THOSE TWO TIRES DON'T SOMETIMES THOSE TWO TIRES DON'T MATCH UP GOOD WITH THE TWO HOT MATCH UP GOOD WITH THE TWO HOT ONES YOU ALREADY GOT ON THERE SO ONES YOU ALREADY GOT ON THERE SOTAKES A LAP OR TWO FOR THINGS TO TAKES A LAP OR TWO FOR THINGS TOCOME IN.

COME IN.

>> BIFFLE TRYING TO GET BACK ON >> BIFFLE TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP FOR 16.

THE LEAD LAP FOR 16.

AGAINST JOHNSON, WHO IS GOING AGAINST JOHNSON, WHO IS GOING FOR HIS FIRST WIN IN ONLY HIS FOR HIS FIRST WIN IN ONLY HIS 13th CAREER WINSTON CUP START.

>> RECY RUDD, IN THAT 28 CAR, HEGOT A RUN AT THE END OF THAT GOT A RUN AT THE END OF THAT BACK STRETCH RIGHT THERE GETTING BACK STRETCH RIGHT THERE GETTINGINTO TURN THREE.

INTO TURN THREE.

LOOK RIGHT THERE BEHIND KURT LOOK RIGHT THERE BEHIND KURT BUSCH.

BUSCH.

MARTIN IN THAT 6 CAR, FOUGHT HIS MARTIN IN THAT 6 CAR, FOUGHT HISWAY INTO THIS THING.

WAY INTO THIS THING.

>> WHAT BUSH DOES IN THE NEED >> WHAT BUSH DOES IN THE NEED TOYS HAVE TO RACE BILL ELLIOTT TOYS HAVE TO RACE BILL ELLIOTT HERE.

HERE.

HE NEEDS TO GET ON BY HIM.

HE NEEDS TO GET ON BY HIM.

IF HE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN IF HE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN THIS RACE BECAUSE JOHNSON WILL THIS RACE BECAUSE JOHNSON WILL GET A BIG LEAD ON HIM IF HE GET A BIG LEAD ON HIM IF HE DOESN'T WATCH OUT.

DOESN'T WATCH OUT.

WHOA.

WHOA.

BUSH GOT INTO THE SIDE OF BILL BUSH GOT INTO THE SIDE OF BILL GOING INTO THREE.

GOING INTO THREE.

OR INTO ONE, I'M SORRY.

OR INTO ONE, I'M SORRY.

>> HERE COMES MARTIN UNDERNEATH >> HERE COMES MARTIN UNDERNEATH HIM.

HIM.

>> HERE COMES THE 6 DOWN ON THE >> HERE COMES THE 6 DOWN ON THE BOTTOM.

BOTTOM.

>> KURT BUSCH, A GREAT SAVE >> KURT BUSCH, A GREAT SAVE GETTING DOWN INTO TURN ONE.

GETTING DOWN INTO TURN ONE.

ALONGSIDE OF BILL.

ALONGSIDE OF BILL.

WHAT! WHAT! >> MARTIN COULD NOT CAPITALIZE.

>> MARTIN COULD NOT CAPITALIZE.

FALLS IN LINE BEHIND ELLIOTT.

FALLS IN LINE BEHIND ELLIOTT.

>> PROBABLY WAITING TO SEE WHERE >> PROBABLY WAITING TO SEE WHEREBUSCH WAS GOING TO END UP.

BUSCH WAS GOING TO END UP.

LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO WRECK THERE FOR JUST A SECOND.

WRECK THERE FOR JUST A SECOND.

>> BIFFLE IN THE 16 CAR, HE >> BIFFLE IN THE 16 CAR, HE LOOKED TO THE HIGH SIDE AND LET LOOKED TO THE HIGH SIDE AND LET JOHNSON IN FRONT OF HIM AND RUDD JOHNSON IN FRONT OF HIM AND RUDDWILL BE RIGHT ON THE REAR WILL BE RIGHT ON THE REAR BUMPER.

BUMPER.

THEY WILL BE SIDE BY SIDE ALMOST THEY WILL BE SIDE BY SIDE ALMOSTAT THE START-FINISH LINE.

AT THE START-FINISH LINE.

RUDD WILL FALL BACK BEHIND.

RUDD WILL FALL BACK BEHIND.

>> RUDD WILL BE HARD TO BEAT.

>> RUDD WILL BE HARD TO BEAT.

HE GOT TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES AND HE GOT TWO RIGHT SIDE TIRES AND ILL WITH BE THE MAN TO BEAT.

ILL WITH BE THE MAN TO BEAT.

KURT BUSCH WILL WIN THIS RACE, KURT BUSCH WILL WIN THIS RACE, HE WILL HAVE TO DRIVE AROUND THE HE WILL HAVE TO DRIVE AROUND THE2.

2.

>> JOHNSON GOT GAS ONLY BUT HE >> JOHNSON GOT GAS ONLY BUT HE HAS GOT THE LEAD WITH 11 LAPS TO HAS GOT THE LEAD WITH 11 LAPS TOGO.

GO.

>> AND HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE >> AND HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN THIS HAPPEN ON THIS NEW SEEN THIS HAPPEN ON THIS NEW SERIES OF GOOD YEAR TIRES? SERIES OF GOOD YEAR TIRES? TWO TIRES, NO TIRES, YOU NEVER TWO TIRES, NO TIRES, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT'S THE RIGHT STRATEGY.

KNOW WHAT'S THE RIGHT STRATEGY.

SAW KURT BUSCH JUST GO BY THE 16 SAW KURT BUSCH JUST GO BY THE 16CAR.

CAR.

PULLED OVER AND LET HIM GO.

PULLED OVER AND LET HIM GO.

>> LIKE JOHNSON BEAT RUDD >> LIKE JOHNSON BEAT RUDD GETTING INTO TURN THREE AND GETTING INTO TURN THREE AND DROVE IT IN TOO DEEP AND PAID DROVE IT IN TOO DEEP AND PAID THE PRICE ON THE EXIT OF FOUR THE PRICE ON THE EXIT OF FOUR >> TEN LAPS TO GO.

>> TEN LAPS TO GO.

FOR AN UPDATE ON DALE FOR AN UPDATE ON DALE EARNHARDT JR.

, SHEER IS STEVE.

EARNHARDT JR.

, SHEER IS STEVE.

>> HE SHOULD BE OKAY.

>> HE SHOULD BE OKAY.

GOING TO HOLD HIM FOR SOME MORE GOING TO HOLD HIM FOR SOME MORE OBSERVATION.

OBSERVATION.

THE MOMENT WE HEAR SOMETHING TO THE MOMENT WE HEAR SOMETHING TO YOU, WE WILL PASS IT ALONG TO YOU, WE WILL PASS IT ALONG TO YOU.

YOU.

>> THANKS.

>> THANKS.

>> KURT BUSCH IS THERE, YOU >> KURT BUSCH IS THERE, YOU GUYS.

GUYS.

HE BARELY MAKES UP TIME.

HE BARELY MAKES UP TIME.

THAT CAR IS HANG SOG GOOD.

THAT CAR IS HANG SOG GOOD.

>> JOHNSON IS SO SMOOTH OFF OF >> JOHNSON IS SO SMOOTH OFF OF TURN TWO.

TURN TWO.

WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT LOWER GEAR THAT PULLS HIM OFF LOWER GEAR THAT PULLS HIM OFF TURN TWO.

TURN TWO.

HE PULLED RUDD ON THE EK IT OF HE PULLED RUDD ON THE EK IT OF TURN TWO.

TURN TWO.

>> BUSCH — I THINK HE HAS GOT A >> BUSCH — I THINK HE HAS GOT ASHOT ATE.

SHOT ATE.

REALLY HANDLING GOOD.

>> HIS TWO TIRES LOOKED LIKE THEY ARE COMING IN NOW AND THE THEY ARE COMING IN NOW AND THE CARS ARE WORKING PRETTY GOOD FOR CARS ARE WORKING PRETTY GOOD FORHIM.

>> COULD HE REALLY POUR THAT THING DOWN INTO THE CORNER.

THING DOWN INTO THE CORNER.

WATCH HIM THROUGH THE CENTER OF WATCH HIM THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE CORNER HERE.

THE CORNER HERE.

>> HEY, GUYS, JUST WATCHING KURT >> HEY, GUYS, JUST WATCHING KURTBUSCH'S LAP TIMES HE RAN THE BUSCH'S LAP TIMES HE RAN THE FASTEST LAP OF HIS RACE TODAY ON FASTEST LAP OF HIS RACE TODAY ONLAP 240.

LAP 240.

SO I THINK HE IS GOOD TO G HE SO I THINK HE IS GOOD TO G HE HAS GOT IT.

HAS GOT IT.

>> I THINK ALL HE NEEDS IS FOR >> I THINK ALL HE NEEDS IS FOR THAT AIR PRESSURE TO COME UP ON THAT AIR PRESSURE TO COME UP ON THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES TO MATCH UP THE RIGHT SIDE TIRES TO MATCH UPWITH THE LEFTS THAT HE HAD ON, WITH THE LEFTS THAT HE HAD ON, AND HE WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

AND HE WILL BE ALL RIGHT.

CATCHING HIM ON ONE THING, WE CATCHING HIM ON ONE THING, WE HAVE SEEN IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN HAVE SEEN IT TIME AND TIME AGAINTHAT PASSING IS SOMETHING ELSE.

THAT PASSING IS SOMETHING ELSE.

>> HE CAUGHT RUDD IN A HURRY BUT >> HE CAUGHT RUDD IN A HURRY BUTSTALEMATED BEHIND HIM.

STALEMATED BEHIND HIM.

8 LAPS TO GO THIS TIME.

>> DARRELL, LAST WEEK IN TALLADEGA, COULD YOU CATCH THE TALLADEGA, COULD YOU CATCH THE LEADER BUT AERODYNAMICLY YOU LEADER BUT AERODYNAMICLY YOU COULDN'T PASS HIM.

COULDN'T PASS HIM.

WHY IS THIS PLACE DIFFERENT? WHY IS THIS PLACE DIFFERENT? >> IT IS ALL ABOUT HAILING AND >> IT IS ALL ABOUT HAILING AND PUTTING THE THROTTLE TO THE PUTTING THE THROTTLE TO THE FLOOR.

FLOOR.

IF YOU CAN GET BACK ON THE GAS, IF YOU CAN GET BACK ON THE GAS, HE WILL GET A RUN UP ON RICKY HE WILL GET A RUN UP ON RICKY RUDD.

RUDD.

TALLADEGA, WIDE OPEN ALL THE TALLADEGA, WIDE OPEN ALL THE TIME AND IT IS ALL ABOUT TIME AND IT IS ALL ABOUT MOMENTUM AND HERE IT IS ALL MOMENTUM AND HERE IT IS ALL ABOUT TIMING AND GETTING BACK ABOUT TIMING AND GETTING BACK INTO THE THROTTLE.

INTO THE THROTTLE.

>> HE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF >> HE IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT 800 HORSEPOWER HE HAS GOT THAT 800 HORSEPOWER HE HAS GOT THROUGH THERE.

THROUGH THERE.

>> BUSCH IS A LOT BETTER THROUGH >> BUSCH IS A LOT BETTER THROUGHTHE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR RIGHT ON THE REAR BUMPER HERE IN RIGHT ON THE REAR BUMPER HERE INTURN FOUR.

TURN FOUR.

>> YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE >> YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN HE GETS RIGHT UP ON HIM, THE THING GETS RIGHT UP ON HIM, THE THING TAKES OFF WITH HIM.

TAKES OFF WITH HIM.

THAT'S THAT DREADED AERO PUSH.

THAT'S THAT DREADED AERO PUSH.

>> I KNEW WE WOULD SAY IT.

>> I KNEW WE WOULD SAY IT.

SEVEN LAPS TO GO.

>> IF KURT BUSCH WILL WIN THIS RACE, WILL HAVE TO GET BY RICKY RACE, WILL HAVE TO GET BY RICKY RUDD PRETTY SOON, GUYS.

RUDD PRETTY SOON, GUYS.

>> JOHNSON SNAKING THEM DOWN THE >> JOHNSON SNAKING THEM DOWN THEBACK STRAIGHTAWAY, TRYING TO BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, TRYING TO BREAK THE DRAFT ON RUDD, THE 28 BREAK THE DRAFT ON RUDD, THE 28 CAR.

CAR.

PRETTY GUTSY CALL TO BRING THAT PRETTY GUTSY CALL TO BRING THAT CAR IN TO SEND HIM BACK OUT WITH CAR IN TO SEND HIM BACK OUT WITHNO TIRES.

NO TIRES.

THAT'S A GREAT CALL, GUYS.

>> SIX LAPS TO GO AT THE LINE.

>> THEY ALMOST LOOK LIKE >> THEY ALMOST LOOK LIKE EVERYBODY IS KIND OF SETTLED IN EVERYBODY IS KIND OF SETTLED IN HERE AND SAID LOOK, I CAN'T PASS HERE AND SAID LOOK, I CAN'T PASSANYBODY.

ANYBODY.

I HAD BETTER HANG ON TO WHAT I I HAD BETTER HANG ON TO WHAT I GOT.

GOT.

HERE COMES DALE JARRETT.

HERE COMES DALE JARRETT.

HE WILL WORK HIS WAY BY MARK HE WILL WORK HIS WAY BY MARK MARTIN AS THEY GO DOWN INTO TURN MARTIN AS THEY GO DOWN INTO TURNONE.

ONE.

>> A BATTLE FOR FIFTH.

>> BILL ELLIOTT, HANGING RIGHT IN THERE BEHIND KURT BUSCH NOT IN THERE BEHIND KURT BUSCH NOT TOO FAR BACK.

TOO FAR BACK.

>> CHEVY FORD, FORD, DODGE THE >> CHEVY FORD, FORD, DODGE THE FRONT FOUR.

FRONT FOUR.

>> AS WE HAVE SEEN ALL DAY.

>> AS WE HAVE SEEN ALL DAY.

THE GUY THAT GETS OUT FRONT, IS THE GUY THAT GETS OUT FRONT, IS JUST HARD TO CATCH HIM.

JUST HARD TO CATCH HIM.

WE HAVE SEEN THAT ALL YEAR.

WE HAVE SEEN THAT ALL YEAR.

>> FIVE LAPS TO GO.

>> FIVE LAPS TO GO.

THIS TIME RIGHT NOW JOHNSON AND THIS TIME RIGHT NOW JOHNSON AND RUDD, THEIR LAP TIMES ARE ALMOST RUDD, THEIR LAP TIMES ARE ALMOSTIDENTICAL, 41.

20s.

IDENTICAL, 41.

20s.

>> DALE JARRETT WAS NOT ABLE TO >> DALE JARRETT WAS NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE THE PASS ON MARK COMPLETE THE PASS ON MARK MARTIN.

MARTIN.

WILL TRY AGAIN AT TURN ONE.

WILL TRY AGAIN AT TURN ONE.

>> KEEPING HIM PINNED DOWN ON >> KEEPING HIM PINNED DOWN ON THE INSIDE AND DALE CAN'T GET THE INSIDE AND DALE CAN'T GET BACK IN — DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH BACK IN — DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH TRACK TO MAKE THE PASS.

>> KURT BUSCH, MAN, WHAT HAVE I GOT TO DO? GOT TO DO? >> JIMMIE JOHNSON SAYING HERE IS >> JIMMIE JOHNSON SAYING HERE ISWHAT YOU GOT TO DO, YOU GOT TO WHAT YOU GOT TO DO, YOU GOT TO GET OUT FRONT AT THE END OF THE GET OUT FRONT AT THE END OF THE RACE, AND YOU COULD WIN.

RACE, AND YOU COULD WIN.

>> WHOA.

>> WHOA.

STEVE GRISSOM IN TROUBLE WITH A STEVE GRISSOM IN TROUBLE WITH A RIGHT FRONT TIRE.

RIGHT FRONT TIRE.

>> WE GOT TO SEE IF ANY DEGREE >> WE GOT TO SEE IF ANY DEGREE COMES OFF THAT CAR FROM THE TIRE COMES OFF THAT CAR FROM THE TIRETO CAUSE US TO HAVE A CAUTION.

TO CAUSE US TO HAVE A CAUTION.

>> NO CAUTION YET.

>> NO CAUTION YET.

FOUR LAPS TO GO.

FOUR LAPS TO GO.

>> THAT'S A PIECE OF BRAKE ROTE >> THAT'S A PIECE OF BRAKE ROTE O'LAYING RIGHT THERE ON THE O'LAYING RIGHT THERE ON THE RACETRACK.

RACETRACK.

>> IT IS KIND OF HARD TO TELL >> IT IS KIND OF HARD TO TELL WHERE IT IS.

WHERE IT IS.

LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE DOWN OUT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE DOWN OUT OF THE GROOVE.

OF THE GROOVE.

KURT BUSCH MADE A GREAT RUN UP KURT BUSCH MADE A GREAT RUN UP ON THE BACK END OF RICKY ROUD ON THE BACK END OF RICKY ROUD RUDD THAT TIME.

RUDD THAT TIME.

>> WHAT JOHNSON WANTS, RICKY >> WHAT JOHNSON WANTS, RICKY RUDD STARTED RACING SIDE BY RUDD STARTED RACING SIDE BY SIDE.

SIDE.

>> THAT THING IS DOWN OUT OF THE >> THAT THING IS DOWN OUT OF THEWAY AND I DON'T BELIEVE IT WILL WAY AND I DON'T BELIEVE IT WILL CAUSE ANYBODY ANY PROBLEM.

CAUSE ANYBODY ANY PROBLEM.

DOWN ON THE INSIDE OF THE DOWN ON THE INSIDE OF THE RACETRACK FROM AND GRISSOM MAKES RACETRACK FROM AND GRISSOM MAKESIT AROUND SAFELY TO PIT ROAD IT AROUND SAFELY TO PIT ROAD >> BUT YOU KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN >> BUT YOU KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN SNAKING BACK AND FORTH DOWN THAT SNAKING BACK AND FORTH DOWN THATBACK STRETCH.

BACK STRETCH.

>> HERE COMES BUSH UP UNDER THE >> HERE COMES BUSH UP UNDER THE 28 CAR.

28 CAR.

HE HAS GOT A RUN ON HIM.

HE HAS GOT A RUN ON HIM.

THEY ARE SIDE BY SIDE.

THEY ARE SIDE BY SIDE.

THREE LAPS TO GO.

THREE LAPS TO GO.

>> BOY, YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL, >> BOY, YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL, KURT BUSCH.

KURT BUSCH.

YOU WILL BE LOOSE ON THE INSIDE YOU WILL BE LOOSE ON THE INSIDE GOING DOWN IN THAT CORNER.

GOING DOWN IN THAT CORNER.

>> AND JOHNSON HE IS LOVING WHAT >> AND JOHNSON HE IS LOVING WHATHE IS SEEING BEHIND HIM.

HE IS SEEING BEHIND HIM.

>> I'VE GOT TWO OF YOU IN MY >> I'VE GOT TWO OF YOU IN MY REAR VIEW AND THE DISTANCE IS REAR VIEW AND THE DISTANCE IS GROWING.

GROWING.

>> THE 97 CAR, JUST GETTING >> THE 97 CAR, JUST GETTING BETTER AND BETTER ON THE TWO BETTER AND BETTER ON THE TWO RIGHT SIDE MATERIALS BUT HE WILL RIGHT SIDE MATERIALS BUT HE WILLRUN OUT OF LAPS.

RUN OUT OF LAPS.

HE WILL CATCH JIMMY BUT I DON'T HE WILL CATCH JIMMY BUT I DON'T THINK HE CAN PASS HIM.

THINK HE CAN PASS HIM.

>> GOING TO HAVE TO OUTBRAVE HIM >> GOING TO HAVE TO OUTBRAVE HIMDARRELL.

DARRELL.

>> LOOK AT HIM.

>> LOOK AT HIM.

BOY, HE MADE A LOT OF GROUND UP BOY, HE MADE A LOT OF GROUND UP THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE ANDFOUR.

FOUR.

>> HE IS DRIVING THAT THING DOWN >> HE IS DRIVING THAT THING DOWNIN THERE.

IN THERE.

I TELL YOU THAT.

I TELL YOU THAT.

>> BUT SOMEWHAT PAID THE PRICE >> BUT SOMEWHAT PAID THE PRICE ON THE EXIT.

ON THE EXIT.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

>> HE IS DOING WHAT HE HAS TO DO >> HE IS DOING WHAT HE HAS TO DOHERE RIGHT NOW.

HERE RIGHT NOW.

>> HE HAS TWO MORE LAPSE, TWO >> HE HAS TWO MORE LAPSE, TWO MORE SHOTS AT IT.

>> HE WILL GAIN ON HIM DOWN HERE.

HERE.

HE HAS GAINED ON EVERYBODY DOWN HE HAS GAINED ON EVERYBODY DOWN THROUGH THE CENTER.

THROUGH THE CENTER.

CONNER ALL DAY LONG.

CONNER ALL DAY LONG.

JIMMIE JOHNSON DON'T LOOK BACK JIMMIE JOHNSON DON'T LOOK BACK NOW BUT YOU WILL HAVE A WHOLE NOW BUT YOU WILL HAVE A WHOLE MIRROR FULL THE NEXT TIME OF MIRROR FULL THE NEXT TIME OF 97MENT JOHNSON HAS GOT THAT GOOD 97MENT JOHNSON HAS GOT THAT GOODLOW GEAR, GETS UP ON THE TWO LOW GEAR, GETS UP ON THE TWO REALLY STRONG.

REALLY STRONG.

WHERE BUSCH IS GOOD, WATCH THIS WHERE BUSCH IS GOOD, WATCH THIS WHEN HE GETS TO TURN THREE.

WHEN HE GETS TO TURN THREE.

HERE WE COME DOWN INTO THREE.

HERE WE COME DOWN INTO THREE.

WATCH BUSH CLOSE.

WATCH BUSH CLOSE.

ALMOST LIKE JIMMIE JOHNSON PUTS ALMOST LIKE JIMMIE JOHNSON PUTS THE BRAKES ON RIGHT THERE.

THE BRAKES ON RIGHT THERE.

GAINS ABOUT TWO OR THREE CAR GAINS ABOUT TWO OR THREE CAR LENGTHS BUT JOHNSON KNOWS WHERE LENGTHS BUT JOHNSON KNOWS WHERE YOU BEAT PEOPLE IS OFF THE YOU BEAT PEOPLE IS OFF THE CORNER HERE IN NOBODY TANA.

CORNER HERE IN NOBODY TANA.

WE WILL HAVE THE WHITE FLAG THIS WE WILL HAVE THE WHITE FLAG THISTIME.

TIME.

YE-HA WITH MANY! YE-HA WITH MANY! >> TWO OF THE YOUNGEST DRIVERS >> TWO OF THE YOUNGEST DRIVERS IN THE FIELD.

IN THE FIELD.

ROOKIE AND A SOPHOMORE.

ROOKIE AND A SOPHOMORE.

FIGHTING FOR THE WIN.

FIGHTING FOR THE WIN.

FINAL LAP.

FINAL LAP.

>> AND LOOK BEHIND THEM.

>> AND LOOK BEHIND THEM.

28, 9, 6, 88, 40, 28, 9, 6, 88, 40, >> ALL THE OVER 40 VETERANS.

>> ALL THE OVER 40 VETERANS.

>> YES.

>> YES.

>> JIMMIE BEYONDSON IN HIS 13th >> JIMMIE BEYONDSON IN HIS 13th START.

START.

GOING FOR HIS FIRST CAREER WIN GOING FOR HIS FIRST CAREER WIN AND TRYING TO BECOME THE NINTH AND TRYING TO BECOME THE NINTH DIFFERENT DRIVER TO WIN A DIFFERENT DRIVER TO WIN A WINSTON CUP RACE FOR RICK WINSTON CUP RACE FOR RICK HENDRICK.

HENDRICK.

>> I THINK — IF THAT THING QUIT >> I THINK — IF THAT THING QUITRUNNING ON HIM, HE HAS IT MADE.

RUNNING ON HIM, HE HAS IT MADE.

>> PICKS UP THE ABOUT THREE CAR >> PICKS UP THE ABOUT THREE CAR LENGTHS.

LENGTHS.

JOHNSON EASES BACK ON THE JOHNSON EASES BACK ON THE THROTTLE.

THROTTLE.

>> JIMMIE JOHNSON OFF TURN FOUR, >> JIMMIE JOHNSON OFF TURN FOUR,AND HE'S GOING TO WIN HIS 13th AND HE'S GOING TO WIN HIS 13th START! START! >> BEFORE THE HOMETOWN CROWD OF >> BEFORE THE HOMETOWN CROWD OF HIS.

HIS.

>> WHAT A RACE! >> WHAT A RACE! >> WHAT A STRATEGY >> WHAT A STRATEGY >> YOU GOT A — YOU GOT TO GIVE >> YOU GOT A — YOU GOT TO GIVE HIM A.

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