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This is a throwback Thursday brought to you by Hercules tires, right on our strength and by Sonoko and grunt style. This is Ken squire time. Now for m. r. n. dot com. Throwback Thursday, classic Nasr car races from the motoracing networks, race archives. The list reads like a who's who in racing kale Yarborough Harry Gant Benny Parsons Dale Earnhardt, Tim Richmond, Geoff Bodine. Ricky Rudd Terry Labonte Bill Elliott. Joe Rodman, David Pearson, and the list goes on what to all these men have in common. Well, none of them have ever won the tak- five hundred, but in the course of the next three hours that situation could well change as motor racing network is ready for the coverage of the fifteenth annual Talladega, five hundred. From the Alabama international Motor Speedway and Talladega, Alabama. This is MRI other racing network with coverage of Talladega by hundred. NASCAR Winston gut series event. Well, very pleasant could afternoon everyone under somewhat overcast skies. We welcome you to Talladega, Alabama and the world's fastest speedway, the Alabama international Motor Speedway. I'm ally. Gold. I'll be alongside Barney hall. The afternoon is Barney, continues to anchor the pre race activities trackside prior to the fifteenth running of the Talladega five hundred. This is a race that in addition to being an outstanding spectacle with speeds, well, over two hundred miles an hour. It is also a race that over the years has catered to the underdog, the surprise. Winners names like Dave Marcus, dick Brooks, dick brickhouse in years, gone by on word March for Ron Bouchard. Well, not famed finished just a few years ago. Outdueling Terry Labonte Darrell Waltrip the Talladega five hundred. You remember the old saying it was thirteen races, thirteen faces. Well, Darrell Waltrip spoiled. That public relations credo. Last year by winning the Talladega for his second time, but the afternoon, a field of forty cars, strong set to fire their engines and Justice short while and as always on the Winston Cup tour built within this race are other individual races. We'll talk a good bit about the champion spark plug rookie of the year confrontation, the ongoing battle between a host of drivers, but for the time being Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip as they again battle their way through the Winston Cup points championship, we'll also take a look at what should be a thrilling start as a number of the so-called hotdogs. If you will drivers whose names are always near the top of the field will they'll start all the way back through to twenty third and twenty. Fourth starting position much is on the line this afternoon as the Talladega five hundred comes your way shortly at the Alabama national older speedway. Let's take a look at the forty car starting lineup back in fortieth position. Travis tiller of Coburg Virginia, the inter mountain video system. Chevrolet, dick scaling of garnered North Carolina stocks thirty ninth. The. Trust builders Pontiac thirty eighth position JD mcduffie Sanford, North Carolina. The Bailey excavating Pontiac thirty Ronnie. Thomas Christians. Berg Virginia driver new sponsor here for this race. The mcchord gaskets Pontiac in thirty six position day Marcus Skyla North Carolina. The Hudson's transmissions unlimited car thirty. Fifth, Mike Potter of Johnson city Tennessee. The Cam farm Larry's nightclubs, mobile thirty. Fourth, Tommy gale, Elizabeth Pennsylvania driver being sponsored by the sunny king Ford and Honda dealership here and nearby Anniston Alabama. Ala l. more rookie driver goes some thirty third spot from Bishop Bill, South Carolina, and the Eldrick racing, Chevrolet, thirty-second, Morgan shepherd, Conroy North Carolina. The equipment sales Buick and Bobby hill. Junior Midland, Texas goes thirty. First in the trap. Rock industries Buick starting. Thirtieth Billy Harvey Rome, Georgia, and the gray racing Buick Ken Ragan Dylan. Georgia starts twenty ninth and the Clinton Chevrolet twenty. Eighth seashell Gordon south hill Virginia. The Gordon rationing, Chrysler, and Bobby wa wack of Midland, North Carolina starts twenty-seventh the superior piping. Chevrolet, Trevor boys of Calgary, Al. Berta Canada starts twenty-six the Hilton McKay gracing Chevrolet twenty-fifth buddy Arrington martinsville Virginia, and the racing dodge twenty-fourth. Bobby Allison, if you each Alabama, the Miller highlife Buick, he'll start twenty-fourth alongside him Harrigan from Taylorsville North Carolina. The school bandit Buick twenty-second Sterling Marlin, Columbia, Tennessee. The Hess go, exhaust systems, Chevrolet and Joe Rudman of oak or North Carolina starts the Levi Garrett Chevrolet in twenty. First house. We go up through the field quickly. They're giving the indication, one lap hill cut them loose as a head down for turnover. One twentieth position, Jody, Ridley of Chatsworth. Georgia nineteenth, starter, Ron Bouchard a Fitchburg mass eighteenth will be Tim Richmond of duly North Carolina. Ricky Rudd goes from seventeenth. He's from Chesapeake, Virginia grant Ed Cox of Chattanooga, Tennessee. You'll be sixteen fifteenth is David Pearson, Spartanburg, Neil Bonnett, a Bessemer, Alabama from fourteenth spot. Kyle petty goes thirteenth from random of North Carolina. His father. Richard starts in twelfth spot in Colorado forty-three from Ron, North Carolina lake speed is in the eleventh position out of Jackson Mississippi Darrow Walter Franklin, Tennessee has tenth. In the field, Geoff Bodine, pleasant garden, North Carolina. In ninth position back in the fourth row in eighth position, Mark Martin Roth, liberty, Indiana, and Terry Labonte of trinity, North Carolina, starting spiff than six. We'll be dick Brooks of album or on North Carolina and buddy Baker of Charlotte. And in the second row, Benny Parsons, Dale Earnhardt Parsons out of availalbe Earnhardt out of lake Norman, North Carolina up in mooresville in front row has caled Jabor of Tim Ville South Carolina and Bill Elliott of Dawson Ville Georgia. That's the forty starters as they get ready to cut them loose here. This afternoon. Field is heading over to turn three. Let's go to Mark Carol. Well, they've just moved down off the back straightaway about thirty six hundred feet long in deter number three. They're all lined up very tightly. Now, packed to by two behind the Pontiac, trans, am pace car. They're starting to stretch out just a little bit right now coming up to speed heading for that drain flag. They'll be coming down into the dog leg at about one hundred twenty miles an hour. They cut him loose. They're moving to Dave Sutherland along here and coming out of the fourth turn, doubt into the tribal standing in a patient of great start as forty. These great race car drivers head to the start finish line. Days, five hundred. The grandstands are jammed the Enfield is full here at the world's fastest speedway Bill France, senior who started at all back in the late forties standing just outside our booth, sitting on an air conditioner. Watching the start of this one here this afternoon. They are down to the line, the honorary starter John Bill Mayer, ready to put them under green. He does and ladies and gentlemen, the fifty thousand five hundred is underway as they scoot determine for they stack them four wide and the number one corner. Kale Yarbrough jumps out from his pole position to take the lead and moving right with him as Benny Parsons into the number two spot. Terry Labonte has jumped from seventh spot to claim third as they hammer through the thirty-three degree, high banks and out onto the thirty six hundred foot backstretch for the first time Yarborough lady. Here comes at Talladega freight train running downhill, like a runaway locomotive out on the point. It is kale Jabre diving to the inside three acre one with dick Dale Earnhardt. They're back there fighting for the number five slot. Yarbrough lease chart into turn three and four right behind him. It's Benny Parsons as a charge. Come hammering down out of turn. Number four. Looking for the triable Yar wrote the lead the field stacking up behind the bits Yarborough Parsons, making him onto the inside bands on their feet to see who leaves the first lap in the dogleg they come down, Parsons will slingshot underneath and Benny Parsons will lead the first lap by foot. They're back in turn, one bars. It's making it look like the last lap here at Talladega as he tests out kale Yarborough early on. Now, Parsons is trapped down on the bottom of the racetrack and LA body has used that opening to squeeze into second spot, Morrison's. We'll try to get back in line thirds and running in the four spot. Dale Earnhardt still hung out to dry on the inside is Dale Earnhardt closed up that gap. He takes over the number three spot Labonte with a challenge. Now in number three side by side door, handle the door handle with kale Jabre. Jabre. Hi, Bonnie. Pushes the nose of his car in the lead in the forty four comes charging out of the turn Yarbrough going second Earnhardt through it. And then in the fourth place, we've got a car sliding gun inside. It's Neil Bonnett sliding across the apron, download on the car up into the wall, sliding the hood rips off across in front of the back of the pack and mighty down another car into the wall, and one more slamming into the back of the car that had spun. That was the Adcocks car. We'll get back to the start finish line on hard in turnover four and the Talladega five hundred Leah's left at least by possibly six cars strewn down the racetrack as two cars went into the wall. One car came down on the grass, and we are under caution for the first time this afternoon. Attala data, Alabama. Let's go back to turn four. What happened was that the Neil Bonnett card appeared God law in turn. What sliding through the apron stay down on apron. A couple of cars got backed up behind him. Now along the wall down near in road, we have Travis tiller in the wall. Mike Potter has pulled away from the accident along with Dave Marcus, Billy Harvey is in the inside retaining wall. Tommy gale got us. Shot into the back of the grant Ed Cox car, which is also on the inside retaining wall. We have one other car and looks like the dick skill and automobile up against the outside retaining wall coming off. Turn number four. Safety crews are on the scene immediately as a track goes into a yellow condition. The field coming out of turn number four and quite a few of them. I'm sure we'll be going out of pit road there is debris all over the race track in the fourth turn area. Again, it started when Neil Bonnett had problems coming out of that fourth corner and slid down on the apron of the track. Dick skill indefinitely is involved in it. Dave Marcus had some sheet metal damage on his car. Grant. Adcocks has some damage Barney. We believe that Mike Potter's car is also involved. Let's go back today. Sutherland I'd like to report at Adcocks got the worst of it. He got hit the wall and got rear ended by the sixty four car. Tommy gale, both those drivers out of the car and conferring right now they got two arms around each other and talking. So those drivers are okay and Travis tiller saw his coming and got out of the way. We also need to report to Bobby way log was in that he's gone on pit road and getting some sheet metal entire work done. Now, quite a few of the drivers have elected to come onto pit road. And as we said a moment ago, when you have a crash of this magnitude with that many cars involved in pieces flying all over the race track as it did up. And the turn for area just about everybody will elect to come onto pit road and check over the tires might cheer that in cut anything down or pick up anything underneath the car. Let's go to Jerry punch Barney. It's the case exactly both of obvious and efforts and Harry Gant the crews looking over the tires. There were no tire tanks. They did change right side rubber on David Pearson's Chattanooga, Choo Chevrolet. Likewise, Jody Ridley, Kyle petty, Benny Parsons. And now Tim Richmond, just now going by. He changed right side rubbers. Well, those cars elected chain tires. As you said, most of the crews will take a good look at all four tires because of the debris intern for only a few crews looking to change right side rubber till the caution comes out quickly in the Talladega five hundred here this afternoon. We saw only five cautions in the race last year for about twenty-five laps of caution. Let's hope we'll be relatively free of cautions here. Today we're working the fourth lap of one hundred eighty eight that will make them the distance and he li- gold. You have all the cars and the drivers that were involved in that right? Graddick. Cox, Tommy gale, Mike Potter, Neil Bonnett Dr. Dix Gillan and Dave Marcus and good bit of repair being worked on. On Dave Marcus as has been reported some left front damage. But at this moment they'll wait and see which of those cars we'll be able to continue last year's ratio or some ten cars on the lead lap. And it all came down to a Finnish and this year's field seemingly even more equal to that of last year's Barney. If you weren't going ninety miles an hour, you barely by the skin of your teeth got into the field for this weekend. The last two starters, dick skill and Travis tiller at nearly one hundred ninety. One hundred nine plus. Well, it took a quick speed to just make it into the starting lineup, and the first day of qualifying here with twenty drivers getting in some of the big names in the sport did not make it in that first round of qualifying, including Joel Rudman and Bobby Allison and Harry Gant they ran a respectable. Qualifying speed still didn't get in. We'll ask Bill bowser to stand by in the garage area. Some of those drivers, they'll be bringing some of those cars back to the garage area. And if any of the drivers come in his vicinity, we'd like to get a word with them and find out what triggered the accident up there for report on the condition of the track and how cleanup operations are coming along. Let's go back to turn for and. Sutherland at the present moment, they're towing the deal bonnet car away from the scene. The car grant Adcock still sits up against the outside retaining wall, serious serious damage to the rear and front. He he, he has been taken off to the track hospital for quick check over the Tom. Gale cars still needs to be told him the scene, and they're now just pulling Dr Dix gillen's car down off the banking and onto the field area. That is a situation up intern number four, and most of the field has been in and out of the pits. After that round of pitstops Terry Labonte is being posted as leader. Dale Earnhardt has moved up to the second spot. Kale Yarbrough is third, Jeff. Boonen is fourth, and I think the story and the race today, actually there's going to be two stories. One will be, will there be another new face in victory lane for the Talladega five hundred? The odds of it happening pretty good here there's at least ten of the very top teams that have never won this race. The second is story of the race would have to be the young teams young drivers, the young crew chiefs who just keep asserting themselves week after week after week, and their day has to come shortly. You'd have to think. So we talked about it during the pit road preview. Cast yesterday afternoon, teams like Geoff, Bodine and Bill Elliott. The Joe Rutland crew is chomping at the bit in his car has been running. Well here this weekend, that plus the list that we gave the folks at the outset of the broadcast including Yarbrough and Harry Gant Benny Parsons Dale Earnhardt. And of course, one of the cars, it's been one of the strongest here all weekend. That is Terry Labonte. He's currently at the point. He li- this Bill buzzer in the garage, and we have Dr Geck's Gillan with us Dr skilling it was really rough of an corner for a while. It was there was quite dusty. The visibility was extremely poor head to my head, my brakes quite hard to avoid JD mcduffie in correcting. Once I got buy these cars turn left very well. They don't turn right as well, and I got sideways and it just got up in the wall by myself, but I'm perfectly. All right. Did you see it happening? Funny, I couldn't say much of the accident for the dust. Frankly, my main objective was to get around j. d. without hitting him out for the day. You're out for the day. I'm certainly out. For the day? Yes, Dr. Gillen's again sometime on the saga. Thank you. Thank you at the world's fastest speedway. We're working the first caution of the day. It came out on the second lap when trouble broke out up in turn. Number four, Neil Bonnett, apparently getting in trouble up there skidding down the apron of the track. It looked as we were watching it from here that something either might broke. He possibly could have even lost an engine because a couple of cars came flying in right behind him and went into the outside wall and bonnet was the first in that accident to kind of trigger things up there that involved about five or six cars suffer little sheet metal damage again, grant Adcocks coming out the worst. As far as his car went almost headlong into the wall did considerable damage to it. Mike Potter, the Johnson city, Tennessee driver also involved. You heard Dick's Gillan talked with Bill bowser just a moment ago in the garage says, he's all right, but he did spend the car out, put it out for the day. Dave, Marcus also had some sheet metal damage on his car, and hopefully we can get a word with Ilana. We understand he has been walking around the garage area. So those are the drivers involved. Couple of other drivers got some minor sheet metal damage, just coming through. That corner is traffic with skittering everywhere to avoid the accident. We're working now the seventh lap of the Talladega five hundred. One thing that I know a lot of folks have been talking about prior to the rations, what the conditions are going to be here today because bitchy in Alabama, the last week of July first week in August, at simply stifling with temperatures in the nineties and humidity in the nineties, but not today, race time conditions. Some eighty one degrees, a seventy percent, humidity reading. So all in all, not all that bad for racing today. There's a fairly decent overcast at times. So it's made for good frame of mind going into today's race because a lot of drivers were concerned about the conditions coming in. Lille bonnet told us just how critical it is running in ten and twenty car draft here. Well, if you start used to, you could be in there and you could jump out and you see a guy jump by the middle of packing work his way up in the fourth fifth place or something like that. But now the the raciness you'd get up the middle lineup on inside there. Nobody's gonna move over and let you in. You'll be the guy make your move from sticks. Three the third and go all the way the front or either you're going back to fifteen place the the code of the road. The courtesy factor is not there anymore. When you drive under guy in a corner, you're gonna have to go all the way by them or getting a little bitty hole or something not going back on let in there. So it's a, it's a tricky situation working traffic without getting yourself in a bind that might have just happened up intern for a moment ago. The latest word we get from Jim foster isn't the condition of the drivers. The only one that has been taken to a local hospital for further precautionary, x-rays, complaining of a sore shoulder grant Adcocks and that is good news. So apparently all the drivers come out of that scrape clean up their intern for gonna be a while yet before we get back to green only seven laps in the one hundred eighty eight that make up the Talladega five hundred or on the board. It's a good opportunity for us to offer congratulations to Lamar Sizemore of Birmingham, Alabama who has the aug winner for the goodies race for the money. Sweepstakes Lamar will be going to a Winston Cup Grand National race of his choice in just a short while with three. Dollars spending money compliments of goody's, headache, powders at if you're interested in participating in the goodies race for the money contest and possibly winning Daytona five hundred dream vacation. Well, here's all you've got to do contestants must mail their name address telephone number and the front panel from any size, goody's headache, powders, or goody's headache, tablets, printed and plain block letters, a three by five piece of paper and the addresses goodies race for the money box. Five hundred Daytona Beach, Florida, three, two, zero one, five, but we're have. We hug me lied under up to you, but we have Neil Bonnett in the garage area Neil very short day for you. But what you know, the went down in the third turn and going in three, oh, is going on some people in the motor exploded at a new. It was bad, you know, because it just all of a sudden luckier wheels up and everywhere blew the crankshaft and everything through the bottom of the engine. Just totally wiped the motor out. And unfortunately, a lot of the guys behind the got in the all in the debris on the track, and it caused a Cosby problem track fee. Oh, yeah, feel good. I just didn't hit anything at all. I just hate to see the risk guys get torn up like no premonition was coming on no than having the ideal. You know, sometimes you feel something coming in. You can be aware of it and make do a little bit differently. But the things started in three and all of a sudden it just exploded and blew the whole bottom out the engine. So the there was no warning at all. I'm fixing good enrichment. Got some good and say, they need me then Neil Bonnett back you the dollar wanna test break for Neil Bonnett. One of the leading contenders of the Alabama gang to win this thing here this afternoon, they'd really put an extra amount of effort here for the Talladega five hundred. He threw for the day. So Neil Bonnett a man who certainly at Harvard chum good hopes for the chaperone, a tough way to finish it early. We were talking about the goodies race for the money contest. A quick reminder that the grand prize is a Daytona five hundred dream vacation. The winner will receive two tickets to the nineteen Eighty-four Daytona five hundred during speed weeks. An escort at tour of the NAS car garage area to tickets to the nineteen Eighty-four goodies, three hundred. That's the late model. Event the day prior to the Daytona five hundred. I've accommodations for two for four nights at the Treasure Island in Daytona Beach, shores, Florida. You'll also get one thousand dollars in cash to spend while you're down at Daytona Beach. So again, the address goodies race for the money box, five hundred Daytona Beach, Florida, three, two, zero one, five. Let's update you how they're running under caution release. Some laps yet as they continue their cleanup work up intern number four to get the track back in green racing condition. The leader right now after that round of pitstops is Terri Leib the consensus. Most of the week that he in kale Yarborough had by far the two strongest cars in the field, but to break away here and get out of of the rest of the field almost impossible Levada leader Earnhardt and the Reiner car rides. The number two position kale Yarborough was Hardee's. Machine is third. Fourth is Geoff Bodine and the Gatorade machine. The mailing oil pumps Ford of Bill Elliott look for him to have an outstanding run here. Today is posted in fifth position, dick Brooks in the comedian sunglasses car. He's right up there in six pot. Seventh, the valvoline machine will be buddy Baker in eighth position, a good. Strong run for Mark Martin. He expects to run well here this afternoon running along in ninth and displaying an awful lot of strength before that caution came out in the fifty five car, Benny Parsons. Tenth is lake speed. Eleventh is Richard petty. Twelfth is Darrell Waltrip. Thirteen is Ricky Rudd riding fourteenth at this juncture under this caution here at Talladega in the fourteenth position is Ron Bouchard and fifteenth right now is Joe Rutland. That's the way the top fifteen shape up. And we're hoping to get back to green quickly for an update on the condition of turn four. Let's go back to Dave southern for just a moment Barney. At this point they have completed their cleanup of the track itself. The crews have swept literally swept down about one hundred yard long stretch of the track remote of the action happen. The problem right now is they've got to get the grant Ed Cox car out of the infield area along the inside retaining wall, and they brought a ramtruck over for the purpose occasion idea the extent of damage to that car both front and rear, and once that is hall up onto the ramtruck which is beginning now they should be able to get it out of the way and be ready for green. Back at the Alabama international Motor Speedway right now, we're just watching the cars right around there, anxious to get back to racing. They always are, but it'll be a lap or so, as we said before, they put them back under green while we're under caution, have a moment to chat with him. We're delighted to have with us the president of Piedmont airlines, Mr. Bill Howard Bill, no, you're watching intently Ricky Rudd and the Richard Childress team here today. Hey, that your true. We are delighted, of course with Ricky's performance so far delighted to be the Fischl airline of NASCAR Bill. I wondered when when he won in riverside, California, some weeks ago, I think they just tore Winston Salem down. They had parties all over. The city forum were you in on that is certainly was I wouldn't have missed it. They were. They were long overdue to win their strong continue here today. Let's hope they can put it in victory lane for you. Thank you very much. We're delighted Mr.. Bill Howard, the president of Piedmont airlines as he watches his car. Ricky Rudd and the Richard Childress team berry intently here this afternoon. They're certainly one of the top contenders to win this. Ricky right now riding along in that Lee draft party hall of Jerry punch on the pit road. There's a story developing Neil Bonnett Mitch in that there was a problem with Tim Richmond. Bonded is now climbing in Tim, Richmond's car here the old Milwaukee. Pontiac is Richmond climbs out the passenger side of the car Richmond, having something in his eye will have that checked out. Also a story. We have comments from the chameleon pits that dick Brooks possibly has a missing that car and doing it done. Let me talking with dick trying to decide whether to bring him in chains a few plugged and look at some of the wiring Liam out and keep him in the lead draft for the time being just a moment ago, they changed the windshield in the car. Number eighty four, Jody Ridley ran through some of that debris up there and crack the winds. You'll change it about two and a half minutes of pretty good, wind, chill change. He did not lose a lap, and we see now that Neil Bonnett strapped in as pulling away in the Tim Richmond car. So we'll follow that story very closely that Tim Richmond possibly had some glass or maybe some debris in his eye from that crash. In turn number four, they'll take him to the infield care center. Check that out. And I know if there's any way for Richmond to get back in the car this afternoon, he certainly will want to do it Terry body right now, rides at the head of the field a couple of weeks ago and the firecracker four hundred Daytona his car was just literally gone from everyone and they ran out of gas. Asked him yesterday if you can get it hitched up like that again, you gotta be feeling like you can win. I hope we can open can start out where we left off. You know, just have a full tank this time, but the car ran off a good down there and sustained car. We've got here and it's running good here. So I'm looking forward to Sunday right now. He is leading the Talladega five hundred with twelve laps, complete, Dave Spain over in tournament one. Even though we had only a couple of apps under green. They were really getting down to the program coming through your area and the Barney. This is my first opportunity to watch the Talladega five hundred from over here in turn to and we've seen it from every corner. Now, I think this is perhaps the most exciting spot in to watch those cars come off. Turn to head down that backstretch I think here as much as anywhere you ready to capture that feeling of two hundred mile an hour speed, and you also appreciate how quickly thanks can go wrong. When somebody spends in the middle of that pack, a good run for the body who got a hot start, came out of seven starting spot to quickly take the lead. I think he's definitely one of the cars to watch today along with kale. Yarborough sat on the mole, never won the race. When we get back to green, it's going to be a good one and they're all wondering what will happen if LeBron Yarborough can get hitched up. We talked about that with a number of folks in the garage area. This morning morning. I'd talked with Dale Inman who of course is the crew chief on the Terry Labonte car. And I also pose the question to kale Yarbrough predictably. Everybody said, we're not going to see the kind of a hookup that, for instance, can make a mockery of thanks. Nobody really expected as the field gets the one to go signal. Now, no one really expected that Terry Labonte would be able to pull away to even ten second advantage that he enjoyed for awhile at Daytona because whereas daytonas turned and more of a handling track. Now, of course, with the high speeds, this race track here, though handling is important at a still more of a brute power brute force racetrack and no one really expects to see a pull away of any short. Standing by the pits here with Tim brew the crew chief for Tim Richmond, Tim. What was the problem with him? Richmond? Well, right now Jerry, you know, we kinda get hung in a situation. Richmond got something design. You know, we think we got it out, but it pretty much got to service FBI. So you know, we had to get out and Neil. He was good enough, come down kind of relief a little bit. You know, maybe Richmond, he'd get back a car later on. If not though, you know, I guess Neil Hanley force. That's a story from the old Bill occupants. As we said earlier for anyway, Tim Richmond, get back in the car. You can bet your bottom dollar. That's exactly where he wants to be field will have a single file restart. They will start them not a double file, but a single file their over intern, three right now, the cars are strung out. As you mentioned, knows detail heading up turnover, three behind the pace car day, dismayed. Just talked about the sense of speed down this back straightaway, tap new draft. They will oppose the anywhere from two hundred two sub drivers. Think as much as two hundred five miles an hour. They've been rolling down here like a freight train, moving downhill and these first degree labs that we've had. We're looking forward to that again. Get set moving into turn four. Now they moved. They've Sutherland's position in the turn for area all the pants all come to their feet. Again in that discipline of the start as they come to their feet about ready to break, open the dam and let the field run loose. Again, they work away into the trial. Retard herald kinder- looks them over just as they hit the dog leg of the track, eared, Alabama. And he waves a green and they waste no time and coming back to one hundred eighty miles an hour. The body gets a pretty good jump on the rest of the field as he heads off to turn one Earnhardt things up the draft Earnhardt cubs right with the body, and they've opened up about a ten car like separation on kale Yarborough in four spot a ways back as Geoff Bodine, then cubs Bill, Elliott, and buddy Baker in The Thunderbird draft as they set it up a seven car gaggle of cars behind them as the body lead the charge down the backstretch, a balanced for that number six and seven spot right now. And it's a dogfight with seven cars wrapped up two and three WADA's. They Underdown background away Richard Metis of general, Walter bricky retroactive behind him as he drives the chase down the leader. Now your leaders Labadie Earnhardt finding that draft beginning to close in kale. Yard or the first of the cars coming in close onto the bumper of Earnhardt as they come off the fourth turn and head into the Tri oval area you'll leader is body field tries to break away the front. Three tried to get away from everyone else, and LA body is pulling him around at about two hundred two miles an hour. They're down to the line, the body in front Earnhardt inches back in second spot. Kale Yarbrough spry, Kent that ram. He's a Carly off their back in one as Labadie at Earnhardt. Polka hall of the wind hail. Yarborough severed right up into position. He is currently in third spot. What was ten gar interval is now one like the lead trio of broken away right now behind that Lee trio nine cars with Jeff, would I in that number four spot? He has lost the draft. Now, people are talking behind buddy Baker drops with the inside with Bill Elliott. They'd come by, but to take over the bit spots. This is the track rehired chargers. Do it buddy baker's. One of the hardest charges in the bunch and he's got kneel at Bill, Elliott, right behind benign, going in the six right now. Your leader is still the bonding with Earnhardt making it challenge Brian to the caution flag. It was a draft of some twenty nine cars. Now the front three. You can check their rear view mirrors and nine or ten more following quite closely, trying to tighten it up at a turn. Number one, your leader continues to be Terry Labonte. That's an impressive three guard draft, three very strong cars out front, and they love this situation. They begin to stretch it out over the buddy Baker at Bill. Elliott charge coming behind. It is still a body Earnhardt and Yarborough on the backstretch acres trying to track them down and they're closing in is now Yarborough took a peek to the inside heading for great, but he's decided to tuck it in behind Earnhardt Nevada as Baker. Now along with Elliot to break away from the rest of the bat, another three car dash trying to chase down your lead cars. But Terry Labonte remain strong at front with Earnhardt glued to his back while per Yarborough body car length behind her and heart. Then it's about twenty car lengths back buddy Baker to the fastest cars are in that lead pack killed Yarborough and Terry Labonte and writing the meat in that sandwich will be Dale Earnhardt as he rides the draft. But the rest of the field is beginning to close at invalids. They hit turn. One. Again, re drivers who have never won this race running up front buddy Baker, the most successful driver. Other at Talladega is back in fourth spot, scratching his head trying to figure out how to lead that three, oh rundown behind Elliott chasing him along with Modi couple of drivers just out of the top ten and on the charts, Joe Ruttman of California. The Levi Garrick AA and the Miller highlife yoga. Bobby Allison, they're both on the move and running towards the front of the Bank. The gap narrows between buddy Baker and third plays. Kale Yarbrough is a Wheeler way through turn three and dive into turn four. Now they come rocketing off into the short shoot before the trial will Earnhardt looks to the inside and soda that last lap two hundred two point two, two, five miles an hour. Your leader across the start finish line, Terry Labonte ahead of Dale Earnhardt kale Yarbrough bunny Baker, Bill, Elliott, and Geoff Bodine eighteen laps on the scoreboard here at Talladega. It's getting hot up front for the lead at Talladega turn three, twenty Baker drops inside with Carol yob rose push. They get my Earnhardt who took the lead just laugh ago to serve a body escort while buddy baker's gone hunting and hunt down Lee trio. And now he is starting to pull away from kailua. Barbara, he's got three car links on coming down to short. You Earnhardt goes third long. The body Elliot says and eleven car shoestring as they try to go from eleven to I position it can happen here at the world's fastest racetrack Baker says, let's flex the muscles of the twenty one car for a while they chase him into turn. One can't do anything with him there. What a charge buddy of the rest of that draft put on as they in the three front runners. Yarborough and company had about a second and a half on them. Out of nowhere came buddy maker to rip through that back. Take deleted his Baker Yarborough Earnhardt Lemani down the backstretch. Ricky Rudd got caught on the inside of the exited. Turn number two, and he's caught out there with nobody to dance with as Jabor will make a bit to the lead into turn. Three Earnhardt is pushing him in the draft. He takes his side by side with Baker up into the Yarborough gets a little help from Dale Earnhardt and they vote sweep underneath the buddy Baker automobile take over the lead for Earnhardt goes second Yarbrough first bakers, kickback, third running and fourth of the body and back and bend and Bill Elliott. But I think for the moment, nobody making a move behind Geoff Bodine holds down the six spot, seven tightening up his. Walsh of Richard petty is eight lake speed, nine. Mark Martin is ten there and turn one with Walter running and seven spot. Bobby Allison is back in sixteenth position that is the race for the Grand National championship for the third year in a row, Allison from a bad qualified physician stuck way back in the draft as Yarborough takes out onto the back. Stress makes be challenging Richardson for that number eight spot. He ducks to the inside as they come out of turnover to he will not get it. You'll have to suck in with a third place minutes. The last time the race advantage look like. We have a change in the lane Dale Earnhardt this time slips underneath kale. Yarbrough buddy. Baker goes with him. Yarbrough kicked back to third. Those lead threesome continue to swap places Earnhardt at the point right now, Carling, the head of the buddy Baker car Earnhardt leads at eleven car draft back into the trial. We'll situation stabilizes for the moment. Let's go to Jerry punch on pit road. We got travels tiller with Travis. What was your involvement in that little may layup intern form. Smoke if ball and cars in every direction between both walls, it was blocked. And as I came came through thought already gotten away through and in granted Cal, he came off the wall and Red Cross in front of me, and I take him and Billy Harvey and I don't know who else. And then I went into the inside wall, but you're okay. Travis. Yes, I'd like l. air buyback on mom. Okay. Car is Torah. That's Travis. Tiller out over here. Teluga kale Yarbrough Dale Earnhardt and buddy Baker playing tag about two hundred two miles an hour over in turn to. Split the late draft now seven and four with Yarborough leading the way down the backstretch right now, one car to give a call to lake speed the Chevrolet and thinking up spots. One after another as Earnhardt makes a bit to the league with John their side by side, as they dug into that degree banking, Lee draft Lee brought continues in his time. It's Earnhardt who swaps places with kale yard real takes it away though, and turn number four, almost down to the apron to get a little bit away from that draft and Earnhardt is pulling away by car link with the rest of the draft with Yarborough banker, Elliott molding in some of the hardest drivers in the business who Ryan at the front of the pack right now Earnhardt as a toughie. He won't give you anything. Neither will make her needle. Kale Bill Eliot is in fourth. They're back in turn one that squabble for the lead looks like a bunch of ten year old scuffling over a prize marble out there. One of the biggest prizes at stockcar racing, the Talladega five hundred. And right now it's Earnhardt who has its sights set on. He's got to Carling's on buddy Baker, kale Yarbrough behind everybody up lines up, single file down the back straightaway. Now three cars jump out of line. It's buddy. Baker Carol Jabre tear. Bonnie. They bid kicked to Dale Earnhardt back into that number four spot. We'll take the lead into the tour back up the ladder they come and this time it's buddy. Baker going to the point Yarbrough stays in second Earnhardt drops back. Third still running in fourth is Terry. Labonte Elliott runs Beth right now, Jeff, Madonna six. The draft is tightening up the baht seven or eight cars running along a second and a half behind a moment ago or beginning to sniff out the draft catch onto the tail end of the lead and kale Yarborough is beginning to slide back a little bit. He's out there all by himself will watch him around the racetrack. When you're running door to door, you're gonna lose some ground but Davis pain. He's losing a bunch as listed a bunch of Eighty-one to the inside, tried to make a boob and now KO can't find a place to get back in line. I think he's a trouble. A car has slowed. Yarborough is definitely optime on the backstretch moves down off the racing servicer, at least with fast went. Everybody's going by the Dow back limited wealth spot. Benny going by David Berson he's only doing about one hundred fifty miles an hour right now racing poll more Talladega. You got to be an iron man, and it can wear you down time. It has to the Arbor. Oh car, but still out front. It's buddy Baker, Dale Earnhardt and Terry lamantia a sweep down. The short shoes, he'll Yarborough on the apron of the track will be hitting on pit road will watch the car and see if they put it out there and try to make repairs on it or if he makes the turn into the garage. Here he is in the pits. Let's go to Jerry punch. Lombardi, we saw Wilson and the hardest crew begin to prepare for kale soon as Dave to Spain, setting with slowing down over and turns one and two on l. holds up four fingers motions. Kale away from the law and it will probably change four tires. Kale is motioning to audio through the window the hardest car. Now up on the Jack on the right side costly time under the green ending. The second can of union seventy six racing gasoline. They have two right side tires on wwl, Jack, they will come around and kale. We'll go on out of the pits with only right side tires chains Yarborough comes back down pit road, feel heads up to turn over three. He'll remain on the lead lap, but it's going to be a costly pitstop for him as they work into the dog leg and bring it back down still about twelve cars, right up in the lead pack. Twenty-seven laps completed the fastest race in the world Talladega five hundred down to the line. Leader right now. Baker Earnhardt ride second, a couple of Ford's of front. They're back in turn one at as they come to turn wad Yarbrough danger being caught as the draft cups hammering around close to two hundred miles an hour. Kale is still trying to get back up to speed the pole. Sitter hard luck driver here today, right at the tail end of the lead lap. It's Baker opera then Earnhardt Ben, Lombardi with Elliot and item pursuit. Everybody stay single, plow down the back straightaway working on a little bit slower traffic, a buddy aerated baiter Earnhardt Labonte right now Bali to that number seven spothero Walter than Mark Martin going at it heavy and turn three. Let's they got turned loose. Finally, they has one of the few labs that they haven't traded places. Upfront buddy. Baker still leads his car and about two hundred yards ahead of his kale Jabre it's bigger Earnhardt on the body money. We have Tim Richard in the garage area, Jim, something in your eyes Elway when the caution came out when we slow down some air coming in the race car and a lot of dirt when right into my left eye for some reason in we couldn't get it out with me and race car. So we put Neilan and I went to. Hospital, and they finally did get everything out. And the reason I'm not getting back in right now, they put some kind of antiseptic or some near, and it's number I and made it swell a little bit, and I can't really don't feel like both working together. It's not hurting, but it just don't feel like I've got the right function over my right now and in this is not the racetrack union without both is working well, Tim, you're still going to try him apostle. Yeah. The dock here, Richard Petty's doctor from Duke here says that I can get back in the race car in this thing should we're off in about fifteen minutes, but we're gonna wait till it does where I do feel right before I get back in near, looks like he's bring out there doing your job within. So we're just waiting here, said, type, see what happens. Jim Richmond, where did he get back in the action originally ready to get back at it. We're twenty. Let's make thirty laps into the event here at the Alabama international Motor Speedway buddy Baker takes that to train down the back straightaway and up into turn over three. They're all lined up nose. Kale back. You're speaking of the temperate Qatar. Now being driven by Neil Bonnett, he's already up to twelve hooking up with Rhonda trout. They're making their way to the front and they make their way to the front. The fraud is make. Way quickly around the racetrack with buddy Baker. At the point Earnhardt sitting back there right now, just watching Levada thickness knows out to the car. And if you're wondering as to how Harry Gant and Bobby Allison are running, they are back in twenty first and eighteen respectively. After a start backing row number twelve, the field single file deter. Number one. Kale Yarbrough trying to hang onto that tailender the lead lap. Their trip is also dropped a bit off the pace. He was his highest. Seventh is now back at ten at about ten Carlex behind the back end of that draft which has led by buddy Baker with Earnhardt, Elliott Jabre dot fund, cutting the air all by himself and that trio that string of HR's hide right now starting to close it, he needs the yellow flag taker is just about one hundred yards away the lead draft charging away right now not being able to make a move as the space between cars gets a little bit wider than not running nose to tail. Now, it's about a car for each position as they work the way back to deal nine cars in that Lee draft in the story might be here very quickly. They're catching kale Yarborough who made the unscheduled pit stop there less than. Seconds behind him, and he's going to try and remain on that lead lap. We'll follow that in a moment from the Alabama international Motor Speedway. This is Marin the motor racing network. Restrict to the road home, fill up with pseudo Pat the official. You'll NASCAR Sonoko mixed high quality performance bills for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the track, whether you are pulling up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being up to track on race day. This will be four. Tar tanks already topped it up with Sonoko. May I service complete second Kanter throw fuel, and he's doubted away from trusts enough to be the fuel that teach you capture the essence of racing and Philip with the official fuel of NASCAR. 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If he gets another chance, he will field is back in turn to look into the top side of buddy. Baker Yarborough find no place to go back in behind Earnhardt second in the race. Third in the running order forces. Body. They're all lined up into string formation down the back straightaway now earn her drops online. He's trying to get in front of the Jabre. All right. The last three laps he has been successful Ghabra continues to cling to the bumper of Baker Earnhardt flights underneath Yarborough slips in behind buddy Baker. Now he tucks his nose down low coming off. Turn number four, but he'll slide back in line Yarborough now, second in line and Earnhardt setting for pit road. So Dale Earnhardt is off the patient. He does not make the left hand turn onto pit road. So problem on the Wrangler entry car number fifteen. We were just talking about Dale Earnhardt up here in the tower, taking a unique line to the trial, but everybody going by right now. There's a problem on the dealer and hard car. Earnhardt is off the pace down on the apron of the track. Pete could not get on pit road at that time, whatever the problem was speed was just too great coming off the corner, no way to get down there. And now Jeff Bodine is slowing down and turn to. Barely losing power. The middle of turns two and three, oh, big scramble as all the leaders tried to get by Bodine's slowing on the backstretch everybody else's by clean. Why down the back straightaway Bobby Allison, starting to make his way up to the peel with Rodney shot and cow petty there beside Darrell Waltrip. Well, now, instead of having a whole ream of race cars breeding got us. Next buddy Baker pulls down a could be pitched up time as Yarborough will move past maker and Elliott head onto pit road and air force. It probably will be pitched up time because at caution came out on the second lap. Some of the cars came in topped off the fuel tank. At that time went back out in about thirty to thirty to thirty four laps. We'll be around the maximum would pry to stretch it here at Talladega. Let's go to Jerry punch here the Fords in Barney hall buddy Baker in the valley forgetting service on the right side of the wood brothers, changing two right side tires. Likewise, but Moore's crew working on the Wrangler jeans. Ford of Dale Earnhardt both those cars running. We might Mitch and dick Brooks just made a pitstop a good pitstop for the chameleon Sonny king Honda Ford crew, but Brooks, the car stalled off the Jack and it cost him some valuable time had the push car down pit road earnhardt's down on the late sixteen and a half seconds. Fifteen point, eight seconds. Baker, your Bill, Elliott back onto the racetrack also. So the three, four. Will come off pit road together and they had some phenomenal speeds here yesterday in that final rafting session at well over two hundred miles an hour and all three of the forge buddy Baker. Bill, Elliott, and Dale Earnhardt will link up in a draft as they get back onto the race track. We'll see more pitstops coming in here in just a minute. Everybody talked about the qualifying efforts of the forge as activity continues on pit road and think, oh, Elliott started second in the Ford Earnhardt started fourth and dick Brooks started. Fifth buddy Baker started sex. So four of the top six in the Ford products of Geoff Bodine and the Gatorade entry is off pit road back on his way. They show thirty nine laps on the scoreboard and for the moment, Neil Bonnett driving the Tim Richmond entry currently being posted as the lead automobile, but that car also having to make a pitch stop. So those situations will obviously jumble lake speed on and off pit road. But across the start finish line, buddy Baker and Bill Elliott. Continuing with a two car draft. They pulled away from Dale Earnhardt who has not been able to maintain a tight hold on that situation. So the front two right now on the back straightaway that tight draft of. Buddy Baker, showing the way to Bill Elliott. Most cars, he said, found out that they could pick up and take off. They're doing just that. Well, the eight car the Gatorade machine of Geoff Bodine dropped off the pace a moment ago. There's a very good possibility that he could run out of fuel. He comes onto pit road. They make a routine pit. Stop dump some union, seventy six gasoline in the car, and he is back on the speedway just passing right now. He is up to Ray speed. We had wanted a moment ago. Why? Terry Labonte kind of dropped back in the draft a little bit and let some of the Ford products move up there. When it got a little ticklish up in front of the pack. The body told me yesterday that in the early going, he's not going to get up there and extend the car, maybe hanging out chunk it in a whole going in the corner or somewhere do something to keep from finishing really not because. You can't take it. It's halfway through the race that might not yet because you know, you've got to be around at the finish. If you're gonna if you're gonna win a race or finished good at the Alabama international Motor Speedway, we're forty four laps into the world's fastest race, the Talladega five hundred this afternoon. It's been a dandy that one caution flag up in turn number four. In the early going on the second lap. And again, if you joined us late Neil Bonnett, blue and engine up there put several cars in the wall trying to get through the Malian and the pieces at fell off the car grant Adcocks Mike Potter Dix Gillan. They Marcus and Bobby Womack and they've Marcus standing by in the garage area. Right now we'll Bill bowser. For you? Yeah, it's just one of those things. I guess I seem Neal's engine blow, and I backed out of it in plenty of time, flu everything and grant add cost come running by me running wide open, and you know, run-up inner see Neil slide in there was a lot of smoke, and I guess he panicked jammed on breaks, got out her shape, two or three other cars run by not looking where they're going and just got up in, you know, at the speed when you hit the brake, there's really nothing you can do tire slides once to slide to tire. That's it. You're in a spin and you know the guys just look far enough ahead. One guy sees it sees all heaven restaurant behind oughta, be watching c. it also your car's in the garage with a hood drew underneath to think you'll get back. Well, we thought we could and we worked on the front end. We've got that squared away and went back out in the oil temperature started picking up. What happened now is a push. Rod is broken out. You don't have the mushroom lift or anymore. When push rod breaks, the lifter comes up the whole because it doesn't have that much of a base. Any more had I had a mushroom lifter now to the lifter would not come up the whole, and I'd be able to. But we can look down in the hall and see the lifter laying down in oil gallery. Shooters really, nothing we can do about it is loaded up, get ready to go to Michigan Marcus from the garage day. Mark is one of the hard charging independence who puts a hundred and ten percent into his efforts. Every time he goes racing, he threw for the day here at Talladega right now. The leader is Tim. Richmond's car and Neil Bonnett is a driver with forty six laps on the board. Ron Bouchard who pitted on about lap number fourteen is still out there running. He is being posted in the second position as the field kind of stabilizes and springs out around here for a moment. We'll have a moment to visit with Bob. Oh, dear. Who was the grand marshal for today's race had to be thrilled to be down here to watch the start of this thing. It certainly was Barney. I'm just thrilled at the honor that the track is given me. And as I said, you know, I really think it's it's really should be given to all the people and Wrangler while your car. I know somewhere over that Wrangler lounge minute ago, you had to come out of the chair because Iran head is we affectionately call your driver's really came up through the pack in a hurry. When. All right to the front and he's still in there running strong. You certainly is the Fords are really performing well today and bail courses, just a charger all time. Well, let's hope he can have a little good luck here. They had some very good fortune up at Nashville, Tennessee. A couple of weeks ago at the team can see daylight. I know you visited with bud more on the team all this week. They're in much better spirits. I think there's an enthusiasm there haven't seen a longtime length, right? And I think it's doing great part to what Ford is now doing. They're really trying to help, but I hope he could win this when the forger strong here this afternoon. Bob, thanks for taking a moment to stop by and all you want to get back and watch the action. This fact thank you Bonnie bobble near the vice president of blue bell Inc up in Greensboro, North Carolina. The folks who make the Wrangler jeans and Dale Earnhardt here this afternoon, their Representative in the Talladega five hundred here at the international Motor Speedway for the moment. Everything has stabilized, Benny Parsons just in an out of pit road making his scheduled pitched up other activities. Continuing in making pit stops shortwhile ago, Ron Bouchard. A number of the cars came in earlier. Boo. Shard as we had mentioned in passing did not pit until just prior to the restart after that lengthy caution earlier in the race. That's what an abled him to stay on the race track a bit longer, Neil Bonnett driving in relief for Tim Richmond on and off pit road show to Ron Bouchard forty, nine laps complete at Talladega right now. The Talladega five hundred Minna good one thus far. A lot of unscheduled. Pitstops have cost drivers a moment ago. Benny Parsons came right back in. Let's go for an update on that. Jerry punch. We have word from Leo Jackson that Parsons cruelty that Vinnie came in about four laps ago and said that there is a vibration on the right side of the car. Thanks maybe a tire equalised. He came back in. They have since changed right side tires and unscheduled stop onto the green. The car running. Okay, right now, the leader buddy Baker takes the field over into turn two in front of Davis pain, right? Three-car draft Baker body at Bill, Elliott all hooked up as they move down the backstretch right now, the becoming apply some slower traffic. Dick Brooks, Benny Parsons JD mcduffie might behind the lead trio to Paris hooked up at a tight Raphael. Earnhardt Joe Ruttman Bobby Allison, Richard petty, and Neil Bonnett also trying to chase down the leader buddy Baker and Terry Labonte have swapped places a couple of times right now, Baker at the point, three cards rat terrier, the body in the middle and Bill Elliott sitting in third place run three right now broken away from the rest of the field as they work in the dogleg here and come down the start finish line at Talladega. The start finish line is located almost going into the first corner about three or four hundred yards. And that I turned Baker is the leader lavonia ride. Second Bill Elliott's. Third Earnhardt is being posted as the fourth place car. Joe Rutland would be v Bobby, Allison, six, Richard petty. Seventh leaders are off turn two, four seconds for that lead trio back to the fifth car draft of Earnhardt and Rodman who started twenty-first and all the way to fit right now. We have five or six Laura cars down. Everybody will stay single file. Their tucked in very tallied. Earnhardt Rutland continues to work on the league cars and cut down that district while Joe rotten continues discharge from where he started today, he might be a candidate for the chameleon change award at the end of the race. But right now he's got. To get back the Dale Earnhardt card catch elitism back here at Talladega. Those front three cars back across the finish line buddy Baker, showing the way to Terry Labonte and Bill Elliott. A lot of folks say the best way to do it here at Talladega is to stay out front as much as you can other, say, running second place. Maybe third take advantage of that draft just hang on and take the free ride. How about buddy Baker? Will you try and lead as much as you can always them the place to be near the front because this lower look to lead gerwin comes up flagman Dworkin voyeur. There's so many things being up near the front. I feel beneficial. You get back in the back, you course you run in with people at, you're not used to racing with and. Also when you start to pass, they know you're running bad and a ratio and makes it even tougher yet place to be near the front all the time for me. I feel more comfortable in first or second or third ninety anywhere else on the racetrack. And when he gets into I, he's awfully hard to get out. Baker is leading the field around Talladega, right? Now's, he scoots them back into the number one corner. Lombardi rides into thirds. Make that the second spot, then it's Bill Elliott. The rest of the Piel beginning to close up a little bit Davis pain. Back to the fourth and fifth place cars of Earnhardt and Rodman right behind them coverage petty and Neil Bonnett making that a four-car draft right now. Neil Bonnett is the car on the chart. Subbing for Tim Richmond. He has hooked up with Richard petty and they're quickly tracking down Dale Earnhardt, Joe Robin to make that a four-car draft to track down the lead trio. Your lead trio headed by buddy Baker, closing in on another trail that includes the cars of Jeff LeVine, Benny Parsons, dick Brooks, and just about ten Carlex ahead of shows. They worked back across the start finish line further back just a bit. KO. Yarborough is Wayne his way back towards the point. He is currently showing an eighth place lake speed is running ninth with Ricky Rudd. Tenth eleventh run boo, shard twelfth on the field and a pretty good run show far for Darrell Waltrip is taking his time. Getting back up. Thirteenth will be the Kyle petty car and on down the line, Mark Martin showing, well, he is running in the fifteenth position, sixteenth the Harry get seventeen holding right now in the Morgan shepherd. Automobile. Geoff Bodine is eighteen ahead of dick Brooks and Benny Parsons in twentieth all those cars on the lead lap a lap down as Sterling Marlin leading in the champion spark plug rookie of the year parade. He isn't twenty. I also a lap down in twenty. Second is Ken Ragan twenty-third, a lap down. Bobby Hillen junior two laps down on twenty twenty-fourth. Trevor boys in the twenty in the James Hilton forty-eight car and twenty. Fifth, three laps down buddy Errington of martinsville, Virginia. Leader buddy Baker just moved around Benny Parsons to put him a lap. Now, the attrition rate took out quite a few cars accident interna before early this afternoon and for an update on what cars are out. Let's go to the garage and Bill bowser. Well, number seventy six. Mike Potter into the garage. Into the garage for some unknown reason. He makes the ninth out of competition. The early crash with bonnet took grad cops, dick skill and Travis killer out seasonal. Gordon citizenship just wouldn't keep up with the back day. Marcus lost a lifter. Bobby wall walk at engine problems and Jody Ridley latest to retire, said debris damage, too, sump pump. So nine of the forty are immigrants. That front pack is really putting some distance on the rest of the field trying to get away from Earnhardt, but Earnhardt pulls draft along with him in the form of Joe Rutland and Neil Bonnett right now, they've knocked off about another second. They work their way back into turn one and they are catching the lead pack. Jeff Bodine was very stubborn and relenting to buddy Baker as Baker is finally laugh though died that what's in between the leader buddy Baker. A second Perry Lemani right now that trail behind the lead cars led by Dale Earnhardt is really closing down the distance. Visibly that rolling thunder whose Alabama straightaway into turnover three now, but I make a bid to get back onto the lead land jet slides underneath their leader has his lap back and he'll lead the pack as he is at the tail end of the lab right now leading buddy Baker, your first place car behind Baker. You've got Bill Elliott, and Terry Labonte any parts and sticks and the Earnhardt drew closing in. So our tries to tie it in tightly Geoff, Bodine, meanwhile, goes back a lap down as at the start finish line, both buddy Baker and Terry, LA buddy scooter. Pass the Bodine cars. There turn one. All that scrambling isn't data opening the door for Earnhardt and company to come thundering up at very quickly when they clear that lap traffic. This is going to be a six car draft for the lead. They looked down that long, thirty, six hundred back three lap cars wound into this ten car draft down, moving down the back straightaway it better than two hundred miles per hour vicar teddy starting to lose contact just a little bit. He's about five, ten car lengths behind the Tim Richmond, Neil Bonnett car. Baker doesn't rather petty doesn't catch the baker's Lee draft. He's gonna fall back even quicker. You can't run without a draft here at Talladega. Buddy Baker leads the charge right on his bumpers, Terry Labonte Elliott enter and heart buddy Baker. This is his kind of racetrack. He loves the high speed that they tone and Talladega and he is a master at running the drafts two hundred miles an hour. Nobody's been able to take that lead away. They've took a look inside through the dogleg. They've took a look around on the outside. Can't touch him. He's back in turn to Bobby Allison is trying to scramble up there and catch that Lee draft. He's back at about nine spot right now. Meanwhile, narrow, Walter has adversary in the grand. National standing more than straightaway behind that back. Dale Earnhardt now is caught the lead Packers, four cars on a string down the back straightaway about the lap car on now, earn our draft with the inside of the Tibor driven by Bill Elliott. He'll take over third and Dale Earnhardt suddenly has really broken free and wits horses off the turn. He sitting on the back bumper of Jeff, but I- who's a lap down runs in third place and he's going to try to track down your leader if anybody can take the lead away from buddy Baker, it'll probably be Dale Earnhardt as they come down to the line. Earnhardt looks underneath Jeff Modi trying to get up there Terry Labadie he's gonna make the move down and turn one earn side for heart. Earlier we saw buddy Baker lead a draft that came from three or four seconds back zephyr into the late. Now at Earnhardt try to duplicate that beat. He's third knocking Terry bodies door as doors goes on the hunt for buddy Baker, the leader three out of the top four cars are those four Thunderbirds is now down the back straightaway with Earnhardt, pushing lebane- will make a bit for the league Cy by with beggars. They slam into that thirty degree banking, LA bodies had an. Sitting in second place. He sweeps underneath buddy. Baker takes Dale Earnhardt. Whittam bakers kicked back to third. The body is your new leaders. They charge off the four hundred head into the trial area. We're going to see that kind of shuffling all day here on the Talladega five hundred. There's eleven cars back on that lead pack that Choo train Attala data that drafts around here at about two hundred miles an hour buddy Baker and Dale Earnhardt of bringing this proud of ninety to ninety five thousand feet the last couple of times round swapping that lead back and forth. Baker reasserts the lead again as they head back into turn number one and the quiet man. Bill Elliott is right there with him dogging the rear deck of buddy Baker Earnhardt for the moment content to run third, the t birds one, two, three. Beth is Joe Rodman. Everybody's lined up. Single file knows details. They come thundering down this thirty six hundred foot backs. You now Labonte dropped out on Earnhardt for that number three position era. Lemani download of the apron. Lies inside the Earnhardt car. Trying to move up the ladder. Can't do it running against the wind down below. Earnhardt still finding for the third spot. Baker leads the charge and it looks like carry the bodies got caught out of the draft. He goes the trial. If they hang you out there all by yourself with nobody to draft with you're going backwards. Lamantia is doing that as the field scoops underneath them across the start finish line. -tario is blowing an engine going into turnover, wants more out of the Labonte car body down low of the racetrack. All the leaders go up high to avoid the problem, LA body down out of harm's way. The leaders go streaking away a bad break for Terry body within a front runner all day buddy. Baker lead them down the backstretch. There is cautioned onto speedway. They'll race back to the start. Finish line varies. A mad scramble for some of those drivers to get a lap back in turn three, Jeff, Bohdan job or a one lap off the pace trying to track down buddy. Acre there on the inside. Now on behind Baker Yarbrough tucked in behind him as they try to raise an attorney for its Jeff, but I going on buddy Baker right behind him as you are when earnhardt's going to try to slide thrive through with them as it came into the Royal Navy, benign leads the charge and earn the fron Jeff Bohdan trying to lead them back to the start finish line. Earnhardt scoots underneath makes it three wide with kale Yarbrough. He's trying to get his left back and that's going to be a close one to call as they come to the line. We'll let mass car figure that one out in a moment as to whether kale gets his leftback. You couldn't really tell it was that close as they came across the stripe. We are under the second caution flag day at the world's fastest racetrack on lap number sixty five a blown engine on -tario body. What a tough break for this young driver after almost winning the race at Daytona had one of the strongest CarShield this afternoon and to watch it all go up in smoke down on the first turn, just a heartbreaker for young Terry Labonte to watch the engine or whatever. Let go on the car. A lot of smokeout down in turnover one, whatever it is is heading for the garage area. He will be through for the day and just about everybody is on pit road. Let's go to Jerry punch everyone taken advantage of the second caution afternoon. Bharti of course, routine pitstops under caution beings, four tires, fresh rubber all the way around a good pitstop gotta give a call to the Wrangler crew, but more and Greg Moore in the crew got Earnhardt in and out. He was the first car off pit road. The second car getting away was that a Bill Elliot, fresh rubber all around on both those cars. In fact, most of the cars will have fresh tires, so they'll be set to go racing again at laughed. Number sixty six just about everybody will be in and out of the picks pits. In the next couple of times around the safety crews have a chance to clean up the speedway going down into turn. Number one, we'll update you the moments and how they come off road of how they'll be running. Very interested spectator. This weekend here at the Alabama international Motor Speedway from the time x corporation Dr Lam Tarsus, vice president of sales of the time x watch corporation. I don't think you've seen a Stocker race before just off the top of your head. What's your first impression of watching them do what they do for a living here? They don't think I've ever seen as much excitement in a very long time. It's just unbelievable to see the expansion, the speeds and the it is. Very, very exciting. It would. It is easy to see why people get hooked on the sport, isn't it? Boy in hell. Timex and myself are awfully glad to be part of this whole thing. It's just unbelievable. I can't describe it to you. Well, the time exploits have for the people who don't know we've talked about it in recent weeks. There's a new timing system for the NASCAR time trials and much of the events that go under the race itself. Timex has built some new clocks that are really a boon to us. As far as that goes, that world record run that came off out here in may with kale Yarborough qualifying it over two hundred two miles an hour was done with Timex equipment you. We feel that and hope we can contribute to this sport. It's certainly as I said several times very exciting, our catcher bution if we can at all to it and we're going to try to do it. I think you've already added quite a bit to Atlanta. I can't help, but think every time we come to a racetrack and watch what these guys do. Their tough as nails as they say to go out there and run at two hundred miles an hour and whatever. And I remember the commercial that the Timex ran on television for so many years. It takes the Lincoln and keeps on ticking for all kinds of situation. Certainly appropriate to what these guys do in. It sure is in these relationship, we hope we'll keep enhancing that image of all time and certainly for the racers. Then we hope you'll come back and see some more of a racist in nineteen Eighty-three. There's some good ones coming up. What I see now I'll be back many times. Thanks a lot warning. You bet. Dr Lam Tarsus, the vice president of sales of the time. Watch corporation there. The official timekeeper for NASCAR, our new timing system we've been using all year on the Winston Cup tour in nineteen Eighty-three. We're still ready to go racing here about a moment or so clean up crews. Put down a lot of this stay dry scoop up. The oil is Terry. Labonte lost that engine down and turn. Number one Barney hall problem. Developing on the buddy Baker car maker came very, very slowly at attorney for the car coasting down pit road. He was going very, very slowly, the car rolling by his pits, and the crew running out Leonard when Glenwood and Delano would to get the car stopped. Evidently, no brakes on the car and Baker Nellie gone under the hood. They're putting the hood back down the car is just now refired a little smoke from beneath the car and bakers moving away. So buddy Baker. On his way down. There's how they came off pit road after the series of pitstops. Dale Earnhardt was the first car off pit road. Second went to Bill Elliott. The third car off pit road on that first series of pitstops was Benny Parsons. But of course he had had some problems earlier making an unscheduled stop Neo bonnet came off right behind him driving the Tim Richmond car then came Bobby Allison and lake speed. Richard petty was fallen off by the Joe Rudman car than that of Harry Gant and dick Brooks likewise Waltrip and Ricky Rudd. So that's how they came off pit road after the series of pitch snaps that comes up on lap sixty four and sixty five due to the caution flag. The second of the afternoon after Terry Labadie loses an engine. And as we said so many times yesterday and today Barney for a guy who is considered by most one of two cars to really look out for today. An awfully tough break for Terry Labonte. It is a heartbreaker for the driver because Dale Inman and the Budweiser team of just put so many hours a day into that car in recent weeks tried to get the team. And around the ingredients are there for them to win races. It's kind of like the Geoff Bodine, Gatorade team. They did everything possible during the first half of the season that you're supposed to do. Exactly. Right. Just bad luck freak circumstances, different things, cost them a lot of races this year. They have not yet been in victory lane sixty eight laps or on the board here. Talladega one hundred eighty eight will make up the Talladega five hundred buddy Baker back off pit road. He's trying to catch up to the tail end of the field right now. He has been very strong here this afternoon. Get a lot of real estate to make up as get ready for a restart this time with Earnhardt the leader. They're moving up to turn number four and they've Sutherland's Dale Earnhardt will lead the charge and outside role as Benny Parsons sits at the very head of the cars that are down at least one lap right behind him. Dick Brooks. So Dale Earnhardt as a pace car heads for pit row is about ready to come up through the gears and the fans come to their feet here and turn four down into the short chute area that field not yet up to speed. It'll be Earnhardt, Elliott bonnet Alison feed Richard petty. And Ricky Rudd. Here they come into the trial at Pontiac. Turbo transam comes onto pit road in a hurry to get out of the way as the green flag is displayed again, and they get back to racing speed. Earnhardt comes up to the gearbox in hurrying gets a four car jump on Bill Elliott as they string out in turn one as the field peels off into that thirty three degree banking at the tail end of the Lee draft our Geoff Bodine and Keio Yarborough both successful in getting their lap back on that yellow flag incident. So they are now back among the front runners as Earnhardt looks down at long back, stretch out front as warm out of turnover to it is Neil Bonnett done on the inside of the racetrack. He will make a bid to the lead drafting in behind him. Bobby algae. Now, trying to take on Dale Earnhardt Bill, Elliott insurance rate. Allison really made up some ground during those cautions. He was way off the pace. And right now he's riding in fifth place. I'll take that back. Fourth place inside Bill, Elliott, and Tim Richmond coming to the inside of Dale Earnhardt there to buy off the fourth turn Richmond Earnhardt in a trag rate door to door. They come into the dog leg. Something's gotta give as it come down to the. Start finish line scooting down there. They hit the start finish line that would have been almost a dead heat. The twenty-seven car would have let it by half a foot still double file down turnover. One all the way back through the top ten spots as the rest of the field hurdle around a two hundred miles an hour buddy Baker is going down the backstretch at about twenty five miles an hour. A big problem for Baker Earnhardt is the later than Elliott. Automobiles. We have Terry Labonte down in the garage area. Terry was fast in the front running when it was, you know, there's a lot of good. What was the problem will know it started losing a little bit power and I guess spun bearing or something you think having to run real fast up front very early on might have been a problem. We'll know because as long as there, I don't know what happened. You know, it's gotta unusual per se. The body out for the afternoon. Heartbreaker for him. Heating up brought here comes Earnhardt down at the bottom of the racetrack. Bobby Allison is scoot it out into the lead. Earnhardt goes after him. In turn. One Allison has come from a long way back. The twenty four th qualifier here suddenly leads the race more. Bad luck. Joe Ruttman is on the backstretch far off the pace at about to go a lap down. Alison leads off turn four of the inside by couple of Yankees hooking up together right now, Jeff, Bodine's rod Bouchara to call the Buddha who scratched and clawed his way to the league back on running in the spot, challenging Bill, Elliott, and a change for the lead up fraud. It's Tim Richmond, following the draft of Benny Parsons who has on the tail end of the lead lap and has gotten his lap back. But Tim Richmond is your leader upfront, Alison goes second third is earn heart. Fourth, fifth. Is Elliott. So Richmond car Neil Bonnett was in an relief and he hangs tank right behind the Benny Parsons car trying to sneak away for the moment. Meanwhile, Bobby Allison right there with a battle from Dale Earnhardt and turn. One Earnhardt gets the better of that battle as whips inside Allison to take over that spot. He brings Geoff Bodine with him. They wrote second, third, Alison falls back to fourth. The fifth place machine is Bill Elliott. They sweep out of turn. Number two, they get two and three. Why? Down the back straightaway that now they went up in to the Richard petty Morgan shepherd the to Pettis pile and Richard side by side and turn three m Richmond, I should say correct that that's Neil bought it in Tim Richmond car running away just behind Benny Parsons. Now on earnhardt's going to have to do a lot of scrambling to catch up. He's about twelve car behind one. Once in a while, you'll see a couple of cars, it'll hit the perfect grafting combination and can scoot away a little bit Benny Parsons right now and Neil Bonnett driving that Tim Richmond car are doing that. Richmond is a leader rest of the Piel trying to play catch up and turn one. That's a perfect marriage as Parsons and body. The Richmond automobile pull away a little bit. Now, breaking away from the draft here comes Dale Earnhardt. He wants no part of watching the Alabama gags, Neil Bonnett get away almost twenty cars now work in that draft is they thunder down the back straightaway, Neil Bonnett Dexter inside of Benny parachute. Apparently he would like to leave the show practice duct in behind him earner now closes in with Bodine, talk to. Back bumper. Well, this time the old Milwaukee machine jumps in front with bonnet, right? They're leading the pack running in second place. It's Earnhardt running in third right now still is Jeff, would I fourth goes to body Alison, Elliott Gujjar importance for Benny Parsons to try and lead that draft was he was on the tail end of the lead lap, but he'll now go alab down as Neil Bonnett in the Tim Richmond car leads the Talladega five hundred into turn. Number one. Dale Earnhardt running second, the race still in the hands of Neo bonnet who right now yields the lead. As soon as we say that today learn height, though. It's the Wrangler jeans entry showing the way. Let's take your little further back in the field how they were running some four laps ago. At that point, it was Neil Bonnett showing the way over the Dale Earnhardt automobile also in the hunt was Kyle petty. Richard penny, Mark Martin was showing him six with lake speed going and seven, but that will, of course have to be further checked on as we take you further back in the pack to cash of major. Stops on pit road. Jerry punch as updates on buddy Baker and Joe Ruttman makers car the unscheduled stop. Of course, he came in late after the caution flag in the coasting. By spits the crew able to stop the car. The added brake fluid to the car instead said, Baker was without breaks. He assists brought the car back down pit road led the hard left hand turn into the garage area. The update on Joe Rudman Rudman having a transmission problem. He lost a lap during the last caution flag here on the pitch of the green came back out Rudman still here on pit road. They put the car in high gear. He's back up to speed now to break for Joe Ruttman buddy Baker, both have been running very strong, but the battle right now, everyone is watching Dale Earnhardt and Neil Bonnett bonnet relief driving for the Tim Richmond machine and the old Milwaukee car. When Richmond got a piece of dirt or something in his eye. Earlier here this afternoon, he hopes to get back in the car later today. The field is caught up to the front twosome as they're back in turn one. And with that field as kale Yarborough who cut a tire early in the race, one a lap down. Got that. Left back is now running six, this draft, they just about the later the town, the bay Talladega freight train, eighteen cars on that. Lee track down the backdraft away Earnhardt with bought it. Now, look into the anti, try to sneak peek and he'll tuck it in behind move into three at Bonna can get some hill duck underneath. But both he and Earnhardt begin to pull away just a tad from Jeff, would I, at this point is sweeping off the fourth earn. It'll be Earnhardt Richmond, a move to the inside Bill Elliott. Trying to go for third Jones Billy and tries to sneak down on the loose side through the triable hill, tighten the car up and he sneaks inside of Jeff Bodine on right now chases down Dale Earnhardt and the Neil Bonnett automobiles. One car just making the Hyde left, turn into the garage area. That's Morgan shepherd. Who will go behind the wall Bill bows. You'll be checking on that shortly. It still Dale Earnhardt showing the way over Neil Bonnett Geoff Bodine, showing in third, fourth, going to run Bouche side lake speed is fifth Darrell, Waltrip, and six. Seventh. Unofficially showing Bill Elliott followed by Kyle petty Richard petty, and Bobby Allison, the work their way back into turnover. One buddy baker's in the garage area. He is out. Of it for the day. Let's check in with Bill. Baazar is caught up with him. Now he's talking with the valvoline crew about The Thunderbird in the brake problem, and he'll be over with us very shortly to have buddy Baker in just a moment and a report from pit road. We may have a driver change in the Kyle petty card. Jerry punch is making his way down there right now to find out about that situation and he'll be giving us a report in a moment. Eighty laps or complete here at the world's fastest racetrack in the Talladega five hundred Neil Bonnett giving the rest of the Pila lesson in drafting up intern three as giving the less of it right now, he almost got one from Yarbrough who ducked inside as fallen back in line and third jar. Single file. They come into the dog leg down of the start finish line. Somebody takes a look on the inside. It's from he hasn't asserted himself much at all. Today's just been contempt ride along in that Redon lead drap. He's caught on the bottom side of the racetrack over in turn to and watching Walter. The last couple of lapses really spoke at the left side tires, the cubs off to obviously very loose, but it's not slowing him down. He's alongside Roger for they're still buy side by Saturday, battle for that number five position Bouchard started to really show a lot of muscle. He started nineteenth Gibernau side by side. He'll he'll make a bit relate intern, three Arbor dives, small slides underneath Neil Bonnett. Earnhardt goes third now running in fourth is Bouchard bit at this point is Darrel Walter as Yarra leads appeal off the fourth turn and heads into the trial will so kale Yarbrough right now who is working his way on the point. He has Neil Bonnett having tucked right in behind him right behind his Dale Earnhardt heartaches conservative line through the trial of Richard petty. Further back takes a wider group in barn. We'd seen Dale Earnhardt do that earlier. Also those two cars more so than any of the others. Taking a higher line to the trial will trying to keep the car using all the degrees of banking that they can and they found the combination. Marty hall were standing by in the seven, eleven pits with crew chief. Mike me, Mike, we had a rumor of a driver change with Kyle. So what's the problem with Kyle? They sea-going stopped. We'd read on one is he co coming in a while ago? And he said his feeling sick and the, you know, fail bad. So got Terry to come in, just see, you know, next costumer next pissed off. Cow don't feeling better. He's going to get out Terry drive. That's a story in the Kyle petty pit. So that would be the second relief driver here. Today we reported earlier that Neil Bonnett has taken over the driving duties for Tim Richmond got something in his eye. They have parents have corrected that problem and he'll be ready to go back in the car a little bit. Later this afternoon field. There's about fifteen. Let's make that about eighteen cars riding along that lead pack right now he'll Yarborough should be on the tail end of the lead draft writing directly head of Earnhardt over in the corner, and we're checking that out to see if kale is in. The leader. We have buddy Baker in the garage area and body strong run early on, but then the problem. Well, the car ran super good, I guess, is the best running car of ever had it so good. It was just one of those deals. You never take your break before you come in and when they do that last caution, test him in the caliber leaking and all fluid run out, and I just didn't have any break. So they paints her left front brake land. Good. And. Break it in the car that way. And then the break one out again, and I just decided I didn't want to run two hundred ten or twenty five miles an hour without a brace till the racetrack blocked. You know, it's not worth the chance of killing somebody just just goes, the car was running faster and everybody else was the engine strong, very strong. That's the best I've had a car ever. Muddy Baker retired for the day, buddy Baker out of it had a good shot to win here this afternoon. It's all gone with the wayside for himself as it has Terry Lemani. Let's update you at lap number eighty four. The leader is indeed from scoring down at the time scoring stand there saying that right now keel Yarborough made up his lap. He is the leader riding second Dale Earnhardt third right now as Neil Bonnett. Fourth is Ron Bouchard fifth as Waltrip sixes, lake speed. Seventh is Bill Elliott. Eighth is Richard petty. Ninth is Geoff. Bodine. Tenth is the Kyle petty car and eleventh is Ricky Rudd. They're all on the lead lap and writing right up a belief graph as a hit back to turn one day from I back to eleventh spot is no more than one hundred yards. They're stacked up tight. And the lead eight cars are Mona pack. A gaggle of automobiles led by kailua bro. Coming off, winning in the sunlight chasing Earnhardt, boo, sharks. And then Neil Bonnett leaders wind up against the concrete barriers, single cloud over two hundred miles an hour. Ricky Rudd and file petty going at it back there. They battled for that. Can't fly now. Bumper to bumper as Yarborough will lead the point in the turn, three Arbroath catch it low and turn three rides up the backing to apex intern four and gives no room today. Learn hard to slide underneath as Tim. Richmond looks inside Ron Bouchard for that third spot and thinks better of it for the moment. Everybody seems content to ride single file as they work their way back into the dogleg head down. Turn number one with kale in front Earnhardt second, boo, shard third monitors. Fourth and fifth is Walgreens. The battle is for fifth position. Boy, it is a dandy intern, one lake speed got the best of that battle right at the moment, but stacked up behind Amy, Scott, Ron Bouchard on the inside at Bill, Elliott on the outside. An awful lot of racetrack being used up by those two machines. Bouchard swoops low can't get also Harry again, Richard petty back. They're looking for. Running. They're all battling for that number five spot. Everybody single file. Now dropping out a lot. Is Harry, Daniel challenge, Lucia, Walter backdrop for the inside. He's trying to take over that number three spot from bonnet Walter trail badly. Early in the race is now moved into third round, Neil Bonnett rights behind Dale Earnhardt and kale. Yarborough Yarbrough still leading the charge off. The third turn Earnhardt goes second Waltrip. Third, fourth is bonded and fitness lake speed and everybody holding single file as a sneak through the trial Valeria Richard petty, again, taking a bit of a higher line Earnhardt. Those likewise hill hold tightly in behind Giro as he tries to hold back wall chip whose in third in nineteen seventy six. Dave Marcus won this race from the pole. The only man at fifteen tries to do that. Currently the pole sitter kale Yarborough is out front four of the last eight years. The outside pole winner has won. The was Bill Elliott is now fifth, they streaked down the background away right now, the battle, the hot spot is the number six position is walnut now dropped with inside he'll bit the second thought we got smoke in the in the lead cars. It looks like it's lake speed lake speeds. Are smoking as Bill, Elliott sweeps underneath and speed trying to drop down to the apron to get out of the way he is clear of traffic as are relieved off the fourth turn, he's still got Earnhardt Waltrip and bought it right behind him very moment for the whole field that smoke k. pouring out of lake speed's car. He quickly got it to the bottom of the racetrack, dropped it out of traffic and apparently we'll find out what the problem is track will remain in green condition, no caution. So he didn't drop anything onto the speedway. Lake is heading down to his pitch. Jerry punch. You'll be there in just a moment. Field is back in turn. Number one, a little bit of an interval now between fourth and fifth Nevada is in fourth place because of that problem. We'll make speed when he blew his engine. Apparently going into turn number three, five driving by Rodney Richard petty and Harry Gant right behind him. They don't. There was any oil going down and they had to scatter to get away for Bush, Bush move on Elliott to try to get that bit spot back has to fight back out of it and Yarbrough will continue to lead your feel off. Here is bought. It looks to the inside now Darrell Waltrip and has to fall in line single file altered for in the garage area, Morgan you day with engine problems. Well, the barons tighten up in the engine. We had to slow down and. Very damn. What about the pace out there a while the pace is faced in, you know, there's probably twelve and fifteen cars as capable of winning the race there. They're all working so and the tracks in good condition. And you know, he's going to be a tight race up to the cloud cover help out here as far as temperatures are concerned. Well, yes, most definitely it was a help to the cars, especially the ones how horse park cars the cars at wouldn't running quite as quick. It was a disadvantage because anytime you got a slick track and the car's handling will grill well, well, they got a better shot at it. Morgan shepherd finished for the day. Another one of the retirees here who had a good shot to win and felt like he did this afternoon is in the garage area, Morgan shepherd's out of it for the day, set the field for you. Again, here's kale Yarborough still up front. Nobody's been able to take it away from me. Walk takes a look down on the inside of the second spot underneath Dale Earnhardt as scoot back into turn. Number one, then they tuck back in single file. So as the race stabilizes for moment, it'll give us a minute to chat with the president of union seventy. Six division Mr. Bill, McCotter Bill. I know union goes back in this business almost as far as Bill France. Francis. Yes, that's right. And we've been proud of every one of those years and look forward to a lot more well, the union seventy six products have proved exactly what the NASCAR folks need. They've stuck with the product over the years drivers as the official gasoline, and most of the lubricants they use in the car. So I know you're proud of your product because there's no better proving ground in the world and what these guys do out here at certainly true combination of man machinery in product makes a hell of a race. Are you a rice fan? Apparently? Are I've been what you've been Duckie over my shoulder, watching the move and bacon down there. So apparently you get excited to all. Certainly s I get when I can get to Bill, we appreciate your stopping by chatting with us a well. When I know you wanna watch the finish of this one here this afternoon because I don't think we could see any better racing. We're watching right now. Thank you very much. Nice to meet with you. Mr. Bill Bikaner the president of the union, seventy six division that single car draft is working down. The back straightaway herald kinder- is crossing the flags at the start finish line, which would indicate that we are halfway into the Talladega five hundred. Scoreboard house ninety five laps on it. Let's tell you how they are running back at the ninety lap Mark and take a little further back through the field. The leader at that point. As is the case right now kale Yarborough Dr. Dale Earnhardt was going second Darrell Waltrip. Third, fourth was Neil Bonnett in the Tim Richmond car back in the ninety. Lap Mark lake speed was fifties. Carly out of the race, six Bill Eliot seventh to Harry. Gant. Eighth is the Ron Bouchard automobile. Richard petty is nine tenth to Jeff Bodine. Ricky Rudd was eleventh twelfth. Bobby Allison, thirteenth, Mark Martin and the DC Spencer car good run for Martin today. Fourteenth David, Pearson and fifteen was Kyle petty. Let's go down to pit road. Jerry punch. We're standing with the driver of the bullfrog necessarily lakes the lake at a tremendous run today, but that all came to a close a minute ago. What happened? I think we've probably dropped the valve ally. This narrow rule change. We're not running as many rights as the other guys knows. I guess we just had got our engine deal up to par yet the track. Condition pretty good out there, and it's like everybody's pretty tight and awfully good drafting off. Think everybody's in pretty good shape. There's one or two cars out there, I think can run wide open. The rest of them saying to be letting up now whether whether they're doing it on purpose or laying back, I don't know, look to me like that camera cars off strong again. Well, that's lake speed out of it here lake one more comment. Yeah, I like to thank all the fans from Jackson Mississippi and all Mississippi came over to see me. I think probably half the crowd here from our state and I really appreciate the support these people giving me and we're going to be back out there giving him hick again at the lakes p Dale Earnhardt just grabbed the lead away from killed. Yarbrough gives it up because here he comes onto pit road. Jerry punch will be covering that pitstop for us in just a moment. We pause now for station identification. Would it look like if we all listened more listening to audio books inspires us motivates us even brings us closer and there's no better place to listen than audible. 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Jerry punch up data in just a moment on those pitstops via the Wrangler pit. I just check with the Greg Moore, but Moore, the routine stop them. Everything is a okay or the car is running. Flawlessly changed right side rubber on the car energy, seventy six racing gasoline. They're down in the way fourteen and three ten seconds goodstuff rang recruit. They have really done their pit work this year, and it's made a big difference on getting in and out of the race track and made up a lot of ground for him. Good battle going on back in the pack right in front of Dave Spain. Backstretch dick Brooks trying to get his lead back at turn three Neil Bonnett drop of the inside gotta lesson drafted. He's being brought back as he had nobody to dance with. Meanwhile, Brooks's challenging, Jabre Yarborough drops down low. He may be heading for the big Yarra down the apron as they come on your number four, Nick Brooks will be at the point Yarbrough heading repaid row. Brooks leads the Beal. He's got his lap back right behind him. Walter. Now your leader? Harry. Harry darn good break for dick Brooks, he'll put himself back on the lead lap. They had a mechanical problem of missing the car little bit earlier. Now here comes Walter trying to put him a lap down again as they hit return. One Walter gets by Brooks on the outside, meanwhile Earnhardt up with Geoff Bodine after their midst up. That's a good fast draft and that will help them when the rest of the leaders come into the pits right now at his Waltrip. The later second spot belongs to Neo bonnet. Bird is lost of his. I go to Mark two by two. They come down the front straightaway right now. Harry Gant will pull up beside the balance of the Neal. The number one spot while still smoking Neil Bonnett is third inside Terry Gad who's been out of the hot all day long. But now he asserts himself in the front spot. It'll begin your leaders. They come on the fourth third, Walter go second running in third right now is Neil Bonnett this Joe Ruttman bit on the track. Many, many Russians who earlier had made an unscheduled pitch. Stop. He scrambled back through contention as they work back across the start finish line Darrell Waltrip, who. Also carries the Burger King colors this weekend. He's intern number one, showing the way at the Talladega five hundred. We're in the area where scheduled pit stops have been expected anywhere from the ninety. Eight lap towards the one hundred to one zero, three one zero, four area. And that's where we are right now. One hundred two laps showing on the scoreboard. You leaders and turn three right now. Benny Parsons drops down. He trying to get back onto that lead laps, Walter goes down low entering turn. Number three bottom. We'll try on the high side. Those pitstops you were talking about, at least for the leader looks like or coming through on this left at. Looks like der laudable the heading down pit road at bonnet suites by Walter bleeds, get down pit road along with Ronnie boo, shard and Joe Rotman income, Tim Richmond, Mark Martin, just almost this bit road a real scramble on pit road and a lot of traffic there. We see some breaks being slammed on as there is about eight cars ducking into the pits. Let's go to Jerry punch. And Mark Martin was wedged on the outside. They were two cars pinning him in David Pearson, Ron new chard, and Harry Gant those cars on the inside. Martin trying to get around to his pits could not get in a costly move. Mark left to go back at downturn one and macaroni racetrack. Meanwhile, they're a Walter getting change a right side rubber. Likewise, a good change and good stop the Chatanooga to crew David Pearson, the ratio farms efforts. Here's the Piedmont airlines, Chevrolet in the school car Ricky road and Harrigan as they come off pit road. Harry Gant Benny Parsons link-up. So we'll Ricky Rudd Walter getting a good stop. Trevor boys brings his machine backout, David, Pearson, and Ron Bouchard. Also the latest drivers to come off bit road. One hundred, three laps or on the board. We'll see everybody. Coming in the next few times around Neil Bonnett has really given that Tim Richmond car quite a ride here this afternoon and Richmond still standing by on pit road. We'll get further word a little bit later when and if he will go back in the car, but they may be for the moment waiting for Richmond's. I said they put an antiseptic it and the doctor told him it would feel numb for a little while he didn't wanna get back into his. He put it until both of them were working in the same direction. I'm, of course share a tough break for Mark. Martin, as Jerry punch had mentioned, he tried to come down pit road along with those eight or nine other guys making their stops in Martin just couldn't swing that car into his pit stall. So we have to go back around again. I will now come in for service on the car number four. Actually, Jim McGill Chevrolet sponsored entry here the afternoon. One hundred, four laps on the scoreboard, still a wild scramble. One car that we have not talked much about of late Joe rudman's automobile. He had some problems earlier is currently being shown three laps in arrears to the leader last series of rundowns just prior to the pitch. Stops. Kale Yarbrough is leading and he to Barney after getting himself down a lap early or a scramble back. We've seen a good bit of that here this afternoon while there's been guys coming from twelfth up to the lead and dropping back through the field. The draft has been the key pitstops unscheduled and schedule have cost. A lot of drivers getting up in the lead pack as the field will reassemble itself here in just a moment. One hundred five laps down about two thirds of the front runners have been on pit road. There's still quite a few of the top cars waiting to make that pitstop including Bobby Allison. And currently as being posted as the leader, Roger, bear the team manager for the RJ Reynolds special events Stepney or boop into Winston racing division. And we were just talking yesterday afternoon on our pit road preview about the national driving title. The Winston Cup points championship looked like it may boil down again to Bobby Allison Darrell Waltrip. Although there's about five or six drivers still within striking distance and quite a few races left. There's enough time Barney, I think for anybody in the top ten to make a serious challenge. It would take some bad luck for the two leaders. At this point. We Bobby Allison and the. And Darrell Waltrip, but, but that's, that's the way racing is they could have that unfortunate during the other guy could put together a good series. We've had those eight different winners in the past events and total of ten winners this year in the Winston Cup series both records and and I think we're going to continue to see records fallen in another record maple today. This has been one of the most exciting events I've ever witnessed Talladega as they start their fifteenth year of this marvelous speedway here located, right? The foothills of the mountains of Alabama, but there's just no raising of the world. Like you see a Talladega. They're super competition at all the Winston Cup tracks, but Talladega is in a in a class myself. I think you're right. And after the Winston, five hundred crowd of last spring and this tremendous throng of people that the highway patrol is estimated understand somewhere around one hundred thousand people. That's that this racetrack has come so far Barney, you and I were both here on the day. They opened this track and and have been to virtually every race sense and it. It's just wonderful to see a plant like this grow overtime and achieve what what it was designed. To achieve as it has in this year Bill France, almost every race comes up here and sits on top of the air conditioner are center block rights outsider booth and watches the start of the race, and you'll see him out there a lot of times during the day, Rogers, thanks for stopping by. Thanks Barney. Just before I leave, let me let me say. One thing I wanted to wish all the folks in racing wanted to wish their best to Jimmy means who's recovering in the hospital from an accident and Jimmy get-well-soon, and we're looking for you back on the racetracks on the tour. Gimme had a problem here at Talladega this week in practice, hitting the wall up. Matured between turns three and four, and it was really tough break for him that he was fifteenth or sixteenth. In the Winston Cup point standings, it's going to be a costly when four him. But the main thing is he hopefully will recover very soon be back with us right now the to lead cars broken away from the rest of the field by almost two seconds. The leader is Dale Earnhardt seconds, Jeff boat. I, they pulled at least two almost three seconds. Now on kale Yarbrough Richard petty. And the twenty seven car of Tim Richmond being driven right now by Neil Bonnett who's back in fifth position from their back riding along and six would be caled Yarborough seven. They're posting right now Bill, Elliott. Ricky Rudd is eighth ninth should be Darrell Waltrip. Tenth is Bobby Allison and back in eleventh, David Pearson, then Mark Martin. But that may have changed because Martin really got scrambled up on pit road and had to make two trips through the pits a moment ago, and then Kyle petty. They're still posting all those cars on the lead. Lap one hundred eleven are on the board. Let's go back to pit road and Jerry punch. We had a problem a few minutes ago, Bharti hall the card number seventy. Seven came in to pit and evidently the Ken Ragan machine. Ken get a little bit hard on the binders. Got the car sideways. He tagged the pit wall up toward turn four that a little bit of a pit road stripe here from Talladega on that car, they pushed the car into his pits. Got it services down in the way we mentioned Joe Rudman made a scheduled stop a few laps ago. Rudman's crew had to push the Levi Garrett. Chevrolet down pit road. We said, Rutland has a transmission problem has only high gear. They had to get the car up to speed somewhat. Car would not choke outs a rub and is now back to speed. But again, a lot of time for that crew in the pits. So there's been a lot of unscheduled pit stops here, the world's fastest racetrack today in the Talladega five hundred. It's cost a lot of drivers, a bunch of real estate out there hundred, twelve laps, complete Earnhardt, still pulling them around here. He Jeff is still linked up in that tight two-car draft. And as we said a little bit earlier this afternoon, finding the right drafting partner can really make a difference at this racetrack obvious guys have practiced that as much as they have gotten their cars dialed in during the week of practice. I have also spent a lot of time out there drafting with different partners to see how best the car will work. Also of the top ten Barney hall. Six are non winners of this race. A story that I'm sure will be following a bit later on this afternoon, but six of the top ten of not seen victory lane at the top of data, five hundred. We asked Waltrip yesterday who's a master drafting on this track and making unorthodox moves. So to speak on those final apps to come home in victory lane, I asked Daryl said, how do you find the right drafting partner of avail is is what I try. To do. I call in to the pit and I say when I'm behind so. And so how fast do we run when I'm in? Oh, and so how fast do we run? I try to get a handle on who I can run fast leading and who I can run fast with following and that way when it comes down near the race, you got a better idea about world. I want to be in front of this guy, or I want to be behind his guy. If you can draft somebody pick up a half second and he's faster than you are. If somebody drafts you and you pick up a half seconds in your pastor, he is. And so you try to use those things to your vantage during the race and Dave Spain. Some of those guys back from third on found the right drafting partner. They're catching the two front runners. Definitely being gobbled up by an eight car pack. That includes a number of good, drafting partners Barney, and it's not gonna take very long for this to be another typical Talladega draft. Don't think Earnhardt Bodine's got the steam stay out in front of third through ninth place charge. The is up intern for that. Third through nice place charges closing in as they come off. Turn Yarbrough leads, Richard petty, Neil Bonnett, narrow Walter Bill, Elliott endeavor that they closed in on your leader moment ago. It was almost three seconds. Let's make it about a second point two right now as Earnhardt in Bodine, looking that rear view mirror and it looked like the Oklahoma land rush and the flock Indians coming after his get back in turn to Yarborough is third petty is four Neil Bonnett in Tim. Richmond's car is fifth, sixth, this Darrell Waltrip. Seventh is Bill Elliott. Eight is Harry Gan. They are all up tight chasing down the leader right now. The top two cars tuck in right behind each other right upside against the concrete barrier better than two hundred miles per hour, but you can visibly to win league right now, jobber with the help of petty and bonnet is really coming on strong. Y'all got. The line out as reeling in to sum up ahead and air closing quickly as they come through the turns and it shouldn't be more than another lap before the law all be linked together in another fantastic Talladega draft. And if you've got your stop, watch going, you know that last lap a mere one hundred ninety nine point nine one six miles an hour, calling some twelve car lanes down for the number three runners chasing down the lead duo and turn. One. Bodine was a lap down early in the race effort. He ran out of gas, he went one lap too many in the lymph back to the pits. He got his lab back in his now. Second Yarborough who lost lap. Got it back in his now. Third, as they come down the back straightaway, it's interesting to see some of the lines these drivers are using the turn Richard petty. Using that padded in highlight. He goes up against the law, very high line. Jabre drop down a little bit lower. Now they try to close in that we'd continues to grow shorter. No one wants to break the draft at this point because if they do, it'll be like try to climb up the Niagara Falls right now. They're climbing up to the back. Bumper of Jeff, would I come down into the dog leg? We may see some. Passing in just about to lapse right through this part of the race track. And Richard petty says, the dogleg is critical to the the hardest place on racetracks dogleg in front of grams, thin the course get squirrel her through there than the do anywhere else. They for the track is so wide and so much Bank in most of the cars now pretty good ever were except through a little bit bladder, and we don't have a lot of trouble most of the time because everybody realizes it in sort of, you know, gives them enough room every once in a while we'll get some beaten and bang, and that is the toughest place to set a core. It's getting caught up front. There's still a long ways to go in this one as the field comes down in the dogleg. We may see some passing right here. Petty takes a look on the outside. He's one of the drivers that'll ride that outside air currents right around he moves around Earnhardt. He's got him at the start finish line. Can he do anything with Bohdan and turn one there side by side for second spot vote, the leader Vogt ice skates up high Earnhardt, real loose. The bottom in petty, almost touch. Betty takes the advantage to stick offender out front of. As for second right behind them, Neil Bonte a funder out onto the backstretch two hundred miles an hour skim down this three thousand six hundred foot asphalt back straightaway. Earnhardt look to the inside right now petty want the outside of Jeff borderline, but I may be preparing to come into the Pinero. He's not down low. He's in the second spot. Monetised third Earnhardt hardest born. Many take over the lead getting around he outside of Jeff, but on and the king is in fraud right now with ongoing second Bonn. At third Earnhardt, fourth and Walter bid on with Richard petty out in front that brings the crowd to speed as they worked towards the start finish line behind Richard petty Bodine, trying to hold off the meal badeah charge. And there goes Dale Earnhardt. He tries to pick a sneak inside nothing. There. They getting his legal NASCAR racing, Neil Bonnett his wedge right up under the rear deck of Geoff Bodine of the rates per second. Third, Richard petty on the point of Carling behind the third place van comes, they alert heart. Walter Brodie biff right now moving to the inside of the race track of is Jeff Bodine. Again, he'll make a bit of the lead. He'll take on Richard petty side-by-side into turn. Number three. It tries to give the Bush on. It wants to go by too. So he'll go, Jeff, but I down low now he thinks better of it slides up a little bit high, but honest lawn inside Betty. Hi, outside all turn poor. A drag race into the short chute, but I still out there all by himself on inside fans love it. They're standing on their feet watching these door to door battles. Three wide here comes Earnhardt. I knew he couldn't stand it right down to the bottom of the racetrack. He tries to get the lead away as they run door to door allows Richard penny to scoop out front. They're back in one, what was a fairly calm. Single file draft has suddenly become a pair, knuckles, brawl, Earnhardt, writing affec-, throwing punches as he moves around for four all the way back up to second that sets his sights on Richard petty leader. Those cars come streaming off. The second turn, everybody stay single file. Now Earnhardt not content to sit behind the leader drop to the inside doubts. Three join attorney number three on it down on the inside in. The middle, it's petty on the outside and earn arts slides by bonnet. It goes into the second spot petty drop back five Carlex and third bud, but ida's fourth Waltrip still riding and fifth right now they string out down to the dogleg back to the line Earnhardt as a leader, he'll be hard to get out of that lead bonnet draft right along on him as they come back down and hit for turnover. One those brought to than it's petty. Then Bodine is fourth riding fifth right now as Waltrip single filed their back in one. Just a brilliant ride here for Neil climbing in an unfamiliar race car and bringing it right to the front. He's kept up. They're all after note as he subs for Tim Richmond. Right now, he's just a car like out of the latest bird dogs on the backstretch. Somebody forgot to tell these guys. It isn't the last lap as they scramble now down the back straightaway again, dropping to the inside this time. It is Darrel law. He thinks better than now benign, Jeffcoat. I'm he is currently running in the number five spot on a test. The man again, as he runs in behind learn heart, Betty still rise in third bought Bodine's still in fourth as they come off, Richmond looks, should I say bought it looks to the inside of Earnhardt. He may be more. Owning a challenge in the trial of, oh, no, he's going to stick right in there and single file. Waltrip is in six positions. Seventh is Bill Elliott. Eight is Harry Gant. Ninth is Ricky Rudd. Tenth is Bobby Allison length right now is boo shard in twelfth position as David Pearson fourteenth might that thirteenth would be Mark Martin fourteenth right now is the Kyle petty car fifteenth position. Dick Brooks. He's a lap down right now. Brooks is a lap down to the rest of the field. Sixteen physicians, Benny Parsons and seventeenth or showing Ken Reagan's car eighteenth right now Sterling Marlin nineteenth. Bobby Hillen in twentieth spot. Joe Rutland twenty-first is Trevor boys twenty-second buddy Arrington twenty third position belongs to Allah Elmore and twenty. Fourth position is Ronnie. Thomas a costly mistake on pit road a moment ago, Jeff put I can flying down pit road of that's awfully hard to judge. You come off the race track at about one hundred forty miles an hour after you've been running two hundred hundred forty. Seems like nothing. Let's go to Jerry punch. Well, Jeff, put I skittered the Gatorade Pontiac bias pits about eight or ten feet Darrow Brian. The crew had to scatter and they went and retrieved boat. I, they. Have since changed left side, tires Bodine down in a way, but just getting in front of the lead pack. David, Pearson just made that hard left turn into the garage area. Partly he is through the day. David had been running along at about twelve position most of the afternoon at kept himself in the lead lap waiting to make his move toward the end. And apparently it's going to be a short day for David, Pearson, Bilbao zero. Try to catch up with David and find out what the problem is on that car laps, winding down here at Talladega one hundred twenty nine or on the board. One hundred eighty eight will make up the distance and the Talladega five hundred Dale Earnhardt out front and our heart is one of the toughest in the business. He's like a bulldog, it's got a bone when you want to take the lead away, there's just going to have to take it away. That's the only way you'll get it. Earnhardt comes out of the throttle outta turnover four, he'll make a routine pit stop. Let's go to Jerry punch about more standing out ten road and we gotta give a call to the regular crew. They have made three outstanding pitstops in Earnhardt brings the Wrangler t-bird now pit road, he pulls it over next to the wall, but more signals at the right hand stop here. Earnhardt grabs for a cool drink as the Wrangler crew will change left side. Tires. This time, most of the crews elected to change right side last time in the left sides, tire wear, not that bad here. It's been a good afternoon here for the tires and the Wrangler crew working on earnhardt's car. Thirteen point eight, fourteen point, two seconds. Another good stuff for the regular crew Earnhardt comes up through the gearbox, smoke those tires off pit road, trying to get back onto the racing surface in a hurry. We told you a moment ago the Jeff who came down overshot his pits. That is an easy problem here. The world's fastest racetrack as Neil Bonnett talked about just how difficult it is to go from two hundred to a complete stop on pit road or thing you gotta do is this particular track. We're traveling football field. The second in every second just dilly around coming down pit road. You know, they're gonna quarter-mile in front of me, so you've got to come in here. Just totally reckless. Abandon coming up it road. But in Becky manned, you gotta think as good personal friends standing there and all the guys on the cruise, you don't wanna come in and run through pit and run over somebody, but internal same people that you're taking care of concerned about coming in their face coming slowest in my goodness, one. Come into law. So it's a deal Barney where you got to come in. They're totally out of control and stop thinking about a fifteen foot spot in. It's it's just as hard as the race in part of it is very hard. Indeed, the green flag stops. Everybody likes to make those stops under caution. It gives you a lot more leisure time on pit road so to speak. You can come in a little bit easier when you make them under green. Every inch of a second really counts here come the leaders back down to the line again with one hundred thirty. One laps on the board as they head back to number one Walker visit the front of the pack right now bonnet ride second, and it's tightening up right up in the top six I talk today. The Walter has led the race that they're about a quarter of a lap behind Earnhardt who is in fact three quarters of a lap behind. He had died a draft with they were both stopping early, but now. Now down earnhardt's by himself. Couple of lap automobiles. Now wedged in among the leaders, dick Brooks in jeopardy. I trying to crash his airway back on the lead lap after having a little bit of trouble roofs down on the inside. Now, looking up with what I they'll try to chase their way back onto the lead lap. This time Brooks drops low to the track. He may be coming into the pit for his stop and vote on and the others trying it up through his poses again. So when the leaders bit, they'll be right there and try to get latte back. We're seeing routine pitstops right now on here at the world's fastest racetrack in looks doubtful that they'll be able to go the distance hundred thirty four laps on the board three more of the top five just ducked onto pit road kale Yarborough Richard petty and Bill, Elliott. Let's go down to Jerry punch. As you said, Barney routine pitstops, Kyle petty car, getting rubber on the right side left side tires precale Yarbrough right side tires for Bill, Elliott, and Richard pen. And we might mention Larry Pollard depite crew chief was standing out on pit road with a pit bore the guest. He p pit board so they must have lost radio contact with Richard Hake. Harry Gant a scary moment drafting along right now behind Earnhardt as they came out of the dogleg at the start finish line. Harry, let the car drift a little bit high. Those air currents. If the leader, whoever you drafting gets a little bit sideways, it'll change the angle of the flow into the card and really make you squirrelly for a second. Harry really had a handful of steering wheel trying to get it straightened back out, but he hangs onto earnhardt's draft as they work their way around this two point six, six mile speedway. An interesting day here change all the way back through the pack you'd be running tenth one time. Couple of laps later guy'd come from tenth of work his way right up into the lead the Talladega definitely that kind of racetrack which in some thirty three lead changes going into the most recent series of pitstops in the field against circulates through. He like. Just a moment. Could we mentioned this the moment ago? Easy miscue can can happen here and again, Ronn new short has done the same thing that his New England counterpart jetboat on this moments ago Bouchard standing coming down pit road and and David, the Khrushchev had the sign for the resale farms Buick to two pit and butchered slid about eight or ten feet through his pits on down below. The parents of the drivers of the speed of being a relative factor here. Nelly are servicing Bouche yards car, but he will lose valuable time. This is the hardest racetrack. We go to to really judge where to stop on pit road and he really never think about it on a driver comes off at corner and goes down pit road. There's nothing but faces right behind that pit wall and pit boards everywhere you look, it's not that easy to pick out even where you're pitting. Usually the first parade lap or the pace lap. They call it all the race tracks. Every team will come out on road and hold up that morn while they're still out there before they were put them under green to committee rise driver with just where they will be pitting. As we look off to the south end of the speedway, there is a big blunder storm, perhaps about ten or twelve miles from the Alabama international motor speed. Way and ask our radar. Of course, they have that right now can check and see if it's going to be moving in our direction. Let's hope not. It looks like it's moving a little bit south of us right now to Bill Ballard money. We have David Pearson with us, David, you're off the track in out of competition? Yeah. Guess we dropped a via the car was did sing. Like, did ruins good. We'd learn it to all day seem a little bit to the corners. I never could see the be able to pick up on the guys, you know, draft up like a wanted to, but we definitely have to do a lot of Jason out there early on. Oh, yeah. They gave him the winner to raise a competitive the they all run hard. So you did with them. Val takes David Berson out for this Cup when predation it's he's never won the Talladega five hundred. So it'll be another race that he'll have to put back up on the board somewhere down the road, hope to get himself into victory and three time. Winston five hundred winner. One hundred thirty eight laps are complete here at the world's fastest race track. We've seen just about everybody in and out of the pits still quite a few of the front runners have not made their pit stops. They should be coming in shortly. Interesting to watch Neil Bonnett what a job he has done here today in that Tim Richmond car when Richmond got some debris or a piece of trash or something in his eye early in that first caution flag that we had been turned over four. The state in there all day and has kept the car right at the front of the pack has been leading the race off and on all afternoon. And I asked Neil yesterday in your own car. You're going to try to lead a bunch this racetrack here if I'm not leading it just because the car won't be because there's no such thing as running fourth, fifth, six or seven, taking it easy. You're either go run two hundred one runner, two hundred one in the middle. So might as well be up front. That's the way Neil Bonnett looks at it at the world's fastest. Racetrack should mention that the Winston Cup tour takes a few weeks off after today's running of the town of five hundred motoracing network's coverage. Amorin bottling of the Winston Cup tour moves onto the Irish hills of Michigan on Sunday, August the twenty. First, the champion spark plug four hundred that on August the twenty seven Bristol Tennessee for the Bush five hundred September fifth. Well, that's a southern five hundred dollars capping off a busy racing weekend at Darlington race track still undergoing a number of changes renovations and improvements on Saturday, September the third, the comfort coach, one fifty for the Darlington dash series. The international sedan series of NASCAR that on Sunday, September, fourth Donnington to fifty. That's the Budweiser late model. Sportsman series at of course, Sunday, September. Fifth, the southern five hundred Labor Day and the Darlington ticket office is open today. If you'd like to give them a call, they're standing. By fear calls and fill your ticket requests open until five o'clock this afternoon from Darlington. September the eleventh we move onto Richmond, Virginia for the Wrangler Sanford said four hundred September eighteenth, the Delaware, five hundred and Dover, Delaware. Then on September the twenty fifth goodies, five hundred at martinsville Virginia in the month of October. The tour moved to north Wilkes borrow then Charlotte on October the night and Rockingham October the twenty. Third, then the Winston Cup tour wind its way down in November the November six Lennon journal, five hundred and the November. Twentieth Winston western five hundred at riverside, California so much upcoming on the Winston Cup tour. Joe Redmond, limping around the race track and one of the contenders to win it had probably one of these strongest cars. Here's gone to the garage area. Kale Yarborough is out. Let's go to Jerry punch this folk with what else in the crew tape on Hardy's car. And he said, we just broke, you know, what do you say? We just blow it up. So he took a paraphrase, Jake elders comments when he blown engine. That's not much else you can't say and Martin while I have it here just a moment. We mentioned that. Kyle. Penny had been a little bit nauseated early in the race evidence re trying to recover from a little gastrointestinal virus. He has since climbed out of the call lasts pitstop. Terry Labonte is going in the car college going back to the garage and lay down a little bit and try to recover. Looks like Terry may finish the seven eleven Pontiac. Terry body becomes the second relief driver today in one of the top cars, Neil bond. It's been doing a heck of a job out there and the Tim Richmond machine Richmond has yet to get back in the car good. Drafting going on here in the front straightaway at rash of pitstops has jumbled appealed all the way around. Dale Earnhardt leads about ten car draft over to Dave Spain are continuing to be one of the strongest cars out there. He's got Neo bottom in to- along with Richard petty, Bill, Elliott is also Harry Gant and another car wedged into that lead pack is Rhonda charter started nineteen Ninety-two event. He'd been Bradley all day staying with the leaders. He stuck in behind Earnhardt. Now petty will challenge him on the outside. Eddie ride tied to the outside of Bouchard who's dropping low in the turn, earn hardly to pack of cars off turn four bettys. Getting a challenge of Neil Bonnett from behind coming back into the start finish line right now. Bobby Allison dives onto pit road. He is the leader. So that's going to move Earnhardt up into the number one spot. Again, Richard petty up to second Neil Bonnett up to third and fourth right now, Bill Elliott. The yields back in one and we're going to have a new leader as Alison goes to fit road. Petty assumes command moves to the inside of Earnhardt and he takes Neil at with it. So it petty Earnhardt, Elliott and a tight four-car draft at about three car likes back to Harry Gant who has jarrow Walter, his fail top your courage to a blanket over them right now. They moved down the bacteria to a streaking and over two hundred miles per hour. He'll bonnet yield the walking Pontiac pulls up beside the SDP Pontiac petty. He'll make a bit to the league on. It puts the nose down inside pulls up alongside petty and takes over the lead spot. Pedagogues the second Earnhardt third Bill, Elliott riots in the fourth place on a racetrack Walter going and v show the last lap by we see the lot or Alicia lead switch around three times here through the trial of Richard penny has looked to the outside which has been his favorite lie. Line, but Neil Bonnett won't give them any room. So Neil Bonnett chose the way Richard petty in the second spot there in turn one, they say the horsepower racetrack would handling is very much a factor here at Talladega at both wanted an petty demonstrated the ability to run both high and low to good handling race cars, running one to Dera. Walter up slipped into that number three spot. Again, tried to get in there with them as they tried to pass Bill Elliott, but the whole close. And Now Dan hung out to dry all by himself as Earnhardt will challenge many for the number two spot and heart goes low down toward the apron drifts up pity staying high, pulls a head about a car leg. Your leader is bonded with petty, followed by Earnhardt. Then it's Darah Walcott's, Bill Elliott at a gag law race cars, chasing him down back to the dog leg, very critical part of the Alabama international Motor Speedway kind of tiptoe through here to go to do any passing. We've seen some on the outside. We've seen some money inside bonnet, takes them back into the corner petty. Looks him over for the moments content. The ride right there, vile Earnhardt very, very seldom content to follow. Isn't he. Intend to do just that about three likes back at third spot. Darrell Waltrip has been driving a heady race here today, a set of four. They thought around of that turn the ground trembling underneath these thirty, seven hundred pound radars bonnabel lead them down single file there really by from traffic Gedi mcduffie buddy Arrington and they worked with the outside of Eric dirt gray with Eric and Ariza pick bought. It will keep it Richard petty, Dale Earnhardt behind him as they come off. The fourth turn, Betty cuts down low near Errington to pick up a little extra draft and close in on the bonnet bumper Joe's. They work back again, single file for the moment, sweeping past the buddy automobile. It shows right now Neil Bonnett at the point with a good battle. Dale Earnhardt wanting a piece of second place inside of Richard petty intern one and Earnhardt mega his move on the low side is not able to pull it off. Petty comes hammering right back around the outside. This thirty, six hundred foot backstretch looks like a rifle barrel aged stare down from inside these thirty, seven hundred thousand bullets holes. The trigger at heads down to two hundred miles an hour. Richard petty is a tough man to handle when he's on. Working on the outside of the racetrack Dale Earnhardt finding that out for himself right now. He's still all alone on the bottom of the race. Track is Walter plucks in behind the Pontiac Earnhardt define the odds and staying out of the draft to staying right with Richard petty. Now he slips up slightly holes in behind Betty as Betty will trails your leader, Neil Bonnett showing the way Dale Earnhardt. It's been swapping back and forth. Richard petty now in front as earn high, stuck back in the second spot. Some three laps ago. Here's how they were running Neil Bonnett ahead of Richard petty who is second and third, Dale Earnhardt fourth went to Bill Elliott. Again a couple of laps ago. Fifth was Darrell Waltrip. Sixth was Harrigan Ricky Rudd seven, Geoff. Bodine was eighth. And Bobby Allison was ninth a lap down and tenth was Ron Bouchard also a lap down in eleventh, Benny Parsons and twelve. Dick Brooks thirteen three laps down was Sterling Marlin. Fourteenth was Bobby, layman, junior, and Ken Reagan was fifteenth, sixteenth, Trevor boys, seventeenth, four laps down. Joe Ruttman fifth or more laps in arrears. Eighteenth was buddy Arrington nineteenth at that point was out Elmore. Twentieth was the forty one car in the field afternoon, runny Thomas and twenty. I was j d mcduffie that was at two laps ago here. Carly showing one fifty one on the scoreboard, Richard petty, showing the way in the title data, five hundred. Maybe another factor in some extremely hard racing very shortly. Here's we told you moment ago. There was a big thunderstorm about fifteen miles from the racetrack in the south end of the speedway. It is now less than a couple of miles away and it could be moving in over the first and second turn area. That is one reason they're dicing so hard to get back in the lead pack in case that rain hits the race track. We're at one hundred fifty, three laps at the Alabama international Motor Speedway with Dale Earnhardt still in front Neil Bonnett riding in the second spot. And as we said, rain possibility here very shortly. It is to the south end of the track. Kale Yarborough is out of the event. He's standing by the garage area with Bill bowser kailua or up in the hot with a hearty Chevrolet. What happened? Well, I guess. We lost severence in the car. I'll philanthropic. Before they go. But with Lawson Eiji competition, tough out there today. Well, it's awful tough. There's a lot of good calls strong in Masbate his work cut out for win this race kailua burrow into products. The one place the driver hates to watch your race. Frahm is a garage area, particularly somebody of kale Jabre statue. He's one of the toughest in the business he through for the day Earnhardt right now, trying to wear out the field is the laps down. One fifty, four one eighty eight will make up the distance. He takes about ten or twelve Carthew train up to turn three behind his Neil Bonnett with Darrell Waltrip. They all look to the inside as they entered into turn. Number three, think better of it and pull in the reins bought. It would certainly like to slip by and again on the health Darrell Waltrip and Richard petty. But right now Earnhardt just running so strong at four that no one's going to go underneath them as he comes off the fourth. So again, they hold down Richard petty takes at higher line through the trial Valeria. He'll sweep all the way out towards the wall, but does not pick up spot holding in fourth place. One further name to add to the attrition list of. Any Parsons as just taken the Copenhagen entry into the garage area. He's done for the afternoon. You leaders back in turn. One aren't heart show the way he's been the charger all day long. They can't get it back any further. The third, every time he gets back right back to the front of he is the leader on the MAC stretch right now. They all stay single file down the back straightaway. Now jumping out of line, it's veal on it being pushed by Waltrip, then they think better of Inter's Earnhardt out. Drag them to three auditees can take the car down low, can't do it down there. He's a car length off the back bumper Earnhardt as they sweep off the fourth turn going third Walter for this petty. Fifth is Bill Elliott. Six right now is Harry can really tell really hard to tell who really has the stuff as we get down to the end of the Talladega five hundred year this afternoon. There've been so many cars have run of lead draft. All afternoon showed all kinds of strength. But for Darrell Waltrip, this might be a turning point in his bid overtake Bobby Allison for the Winston Cup point championship, you know, we say, say, say it, it's going to take some luck. All right. It's going to take some good for us and command for him. We. Have a good day here. Sunday, everybody knows that the tough race and it's not a piece of cake by any means. So if we have a good day here, Sunday, we're going to gain some ground. I would believe lobbies having a good day himself. He's led a couple of times in this race still has a Steph underneath them to win. Earnhardt ticks field four off that Turner and art get to challenge from Neil Bonnett. Bonnet has to slide back in line. Those two are now to the head. As they'll bring them back down to the start finish line. Bobby Allison is just a little better than a three quarters of a straightaway ahead of it lead pack. Now, Alison had to pit. All by himself came back onto the racetrack in Davis. Mania has no one to run with nobody in front of Allison all the way around the turn, four. He's got the rut by himself, the leaders, meanwhile, as they come off turn, one turn to right now are in an eight car draft. A big advantage for them right now, the car, the number five spot looking like a Bolter right now leading the pick the bones Bill Elliott. He doesn't seem to have shown his hand. He's been able to hang all day being within striking distance of the leaders. Right now, he'll challenge petty for the fourth bought is Earnhardt is on the point Earnhardt phase on point Neil Bonnett dropping out of the draft a little bit looks to the inside, tried to set up, remove can't do anything there at balls back in line. Walter still goes into third spot petty. Then Eliot again, we've completed one hundred sixty one laps of the one hundred eighty eight that will make up the Talladega five hundred the car that's really been doing some looking inside and outside like he wants to test everybody out as I get down to the final. Lapses, the SDP machine, Richard petty. There turned three right now petty writing of that number four spot. He's way up on the rim of the race track high up against the wall right now. Bill Elliott tries the duck underneath him to take over that number four spot inside the fourth pennies right up alongside of say, come off, the turn petty has the RPM's off. The banking moves back into the fourth bought into turn. Richard petty won the spring race here, the Winston, five hundred like to make it two zero as they come down to the line. This time he takes all the way out to the wall and that lead draft is beginning to gain on Bobby Allison. The moment ago, Alison had nine seconds ahead of that front pack. Now it's chopped down to six field is in turn to to racist going on here every time they Bank off into turn. One, they see that big black cloud get a little closer. You bet there's going to be a wholesale scramble for the lead right now. The equivalent of a one hundred yard dash with Earnhardt out front bonnet Bill. Dare petty now works again to the high side of that turn and Elliott. We'll try them down. Low Elliott has no lock has to fall back into line now, earnhardt's cutting at very low and the turn cut down. He may be heading for a pit stop as Neil Bonnett takes by and Earnhardt will turn onto pit road for his stop your leader. Now, Neil Bonnett, Tony Obama showing the way. Again, he's got company very quickly right behind him as Darrell Waltrip behind him, Richard petty, but Moore's Cruz ready to take care of Dale Earnhardt. Let's go down to Jerry punch while here comes the Wrangler four and it's parked here in pit road distant front of our position. But more Greg more in the crew gonna work on the car and ill Earnhardt to leader getting right side tires. They already have the car, check the car coming down off the Jack, they're dropping the car Earnhardt down away. Good pitstop for two right side tires on union seventy six gasoline. Bobby Allison has broken a windshield on the backstretch. He is coasting. Leaders are whipping by, they go to turn three right now that when she. Has completely collapsed down the back straightaway this last time in an effort to break the draft Neil Bonnett and Richard petty almost went down onto the grass as they picked their way around slower traffic. Right now, it's Bill Elliott and Richard petty dicing it up for third place as Kerrigan duct onto pit road. Your leaders still bonded. Gin trying to make his final pitstop really a bad break for Bobby Allison's. Gonna cost him. A lot of positions Talladega says not been his Cup of tea lately. Think it was nineteen Eighty-one the last time he won here as leaders hall at back into tournament, won the sky's get even darker at Darrell Waltrip. Take second spot with Bobby Allison going to the fifth. This is going to be a big change in the Grand National standing. You heard Walter talking about. Good luck. Bad luck for me. It's happened the lap ago. Again, Bon goes down the middle of the race track. Couple of cars will try to get him on the outside. Walter petty don't get there in time. They moved to turn three. The winners picked up. The flags are whipping and this storm is best approach at miscue on pit. Road Harrigan is slid by his pits about eight or ten, maybe twelve feet. He is back to car up. And then Bobby Allison pulled in Gant was unable to get in. Now he's. Finally got that skull Buick pulled into pits, but that's cost him about twenty five seconds, some costly mistakes on road today for a lot of the drivers, as we said, it is so hard to judge the speed when you come off the race track at two hundred miles an hour kicking down to about one hundred twenty one hundred thirty on pit road and then come to complete. Stop that quick. We have many Parsons in the garage area any last year. At this time you're running Richard petty, a rather last race at this time running Richard petty down to the wire, but you had problems afternoon. Yeah, did Bill and I really know what it is just riding along and all the cutting this car just simply quit, like the mission went away. We try to change a couple of things we can start. So I guess we're packing in for the day still seem very strong early on chasing the back. Well, thought the government pretty good today. You know, we had a couple of one bad pitstop of the target outta balance or something. The weight off the tire whisk got us a lab down and we ran out of Buell. But other than that, it ran the pack all day had we not had those problems. We could probably been right there for the hunter. Any arsons won't be there this afternoon. Benny Parsons who has really run well at Talladega. The last few times here has been right in on us, television finishes. He'll watch this when from the garage area today leader continues to be the twenty-seven car and what a job Neil Bonnett has done at this afternoon. Right now. Walter takes a look at him off the number two corner as a trail out down the backstretch with Richard petty running. Third, we've had some pitstops by some of the front runners. Dale Earnhardt is made his final stop. So as Harry Gant. So as Bobby Allison, and apparently they replace that windshield analysis car yet him back onto the speedway, but it's gonna cost him a lot of positions. One hundred sixty six laps on the board of officially Bobby Allison lost about a lap and a half during that change of windshields. So he has to try and scramble back from further. Danny was running eighth just prior to that, unscheduled pitched up the leader still Neil Bonnett who took over early in the vent for an injured Tim Richmond, a bit of debris at fluent, Tim Richmond, Zhai. He was treated and he's okay. But Neil Bonnett has taken over and they've seen no reason to remove the man from the seat right now because he's doing a job. To lead the Talladega five hundred and from the Alabama international Motor Speedway. This is Amorin the motivation network. Chris rock at St. from the NASCAR stands cure the 'nother member of our Toyota racing family, Jason. Hi there. Oh, you seem impatient. Oh, well, I've been holding it in for a while awhile since it started the race. Now this season while gives you don't wanna miss any action. 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Bill Elliott has been in and out of pit road the wind picking up considerably here, the hats are being held onto tightly. The flags atop the flag stand beside Harold kinder- standing straight up on the field still working lap one seventy. One of one hundred eighty eight here at Talladega and look who's on top a man who's won this race twice the only man to do it Darrell Waltrip. Well, they may take a gamble, and there's no decision been made if the rain should come in before this one is over whether they would checkered flag it or whether they would red flag it depending on the weather condition, I guess in how extended this storm trouble heading into turn over one smoke out of one of the machines as he ducks down the apron of the track. Disappear down into the crowd. They're slowing off the face as the field route around the leader, still good shape. They got by without any difficulty, and now the car comes limping by low. No problem. No apparent oil on the racetrack. The car is number seventeen. Sterling Marlin the rookie of the year contender. He's coasting on the backstretch to track will remain green, a big puff of smoke out of the car. Scary moment there for the rest of the field here is walk in and out of the pits. The junior Johnson Pepsi challenger brings his car on pit road. Now Earnhardt has pitted. So as Gant Bobby Allison lost a couple of apps changing that windshield Bill Elliott made his final pit stop a moment ago then made another unscheduled stop. Just a couple later. Richard petty came in at the same time, and those are the cars that have been on pit road Waltrip in there. Right now, let's go to Jerry punch. Barney der Walter did not change tires about seven and a half seconds is all he was on pit road. Jeff Hammond Henry Benfield and the crew adding this union seventy six gasoline. And Walter was away that had not even Jack the car up, so they will gamble. We'll go the rest of the way on the rubber they have on the car. Hundred seventy two or on the board as the storm gets closer and closer. Ricky Rudd is making his final pit stop and the Piedmont airlines car. He's had a good run this afternoon. Joe Ruttman limping off pit road. They've had more than their share headaches you this afternoon. He'll certainly be a candidate, the goodies, headache award, skies, beginning to threaten and Dave Spain. You could almost feel that rain. Now over here on the backstretch the fans are packing up. They're ready for it, and the winds are beginning to shift around dramatically. It's going to be real close whether this race will finish before the store depth here remind you what happened in Dover? Delaware earlier this year when everybody was racing, the checkered flag and also mother nature. But what is going on right now has been outstanding race at of course. Now it's all going to come tightly back together that rubber band, so to speak, stretched out for a little bit while the most recent series of pitstops remain. Now it snaps back into place with just fourteen laps remaining unofficially or at least now the word we get from NASCAR timing and scoring. They're showing Ricky Rudd as leader right now car number three, the Piedmont airline. Country. He just made a pitch up with the word we get from downstairs is that he is currently showed at the point hundred seventy four laps on the board of these pit stops shuffled around. They're stretched out all the way around this racetrack and just about everybody was hoping to have the luxury of pitting under the green and getting back out on the speedway or under the caution I should say. But that has not been the case here this afternoon as it winds down at the Alabama international Motor Speedway, one hundred seventy four laps or on the board and could have a typical Talladega finish yet if the rain will hold off to let this when finish under green as the car wind. Their way around here, Neil Bonnett continues to do just probably the best job we've seen him do this year in that Tim Richmond car even his own car. I don't think he could have had a better performance even in it already. How Darrell Waltrip in Bobby Allison of hooked up together right now that is going to help Walter still on the lead lap. And one thing to point out is this wind picks up. These are really being buffeted down the backdraft and you could see these drivers wrestling with these thirty seven hundred out having a real tough time of it right now for the win. Is a big factor at Daytona Talladega as it comes whipping up across the corners and the bottom of the race track, depending on the angle extracts these cars. It can move them over at least one or two lanes right now, Neil Bonnett still being posted as the leader. I don't think he has been on pit road Jerry Ponzi. No, Neil Bonnett has not been in Bardi hallway, expect Neil in the next couple of laps where watching the Milwaukee crew. But bottom has yet to make an appearance. So Neil Bonnett may stay up there and gamble is a lapse wind down. He certainly don't want to run out of fuel. We've had a couple of races this year already, where that has been a factor in cost, at least two or three drivers victory in Winston Cup competition, Tim Richmond makes his pitstop and has a problem on pit road. Let's go to Jerry punch Nevada. The Milwaukee Pontiac morning hall came in. They just added fuel only for seven seconds. Bonnet was about to leave the car stalled, Tim brewer, and berry, and all the other crew up there. The only walkie crew pushed bonded down pit road, the car fired back up about eight or nine seconds later, but still have eight or nine seconds here at Talladega. We're going to be down to it shortly. Just ten laps to go one seventy seven on the board so far. The. Rain has held off. We are down to at Talladega hundred seventy eight laps on the board. There are nine to go when it crossed the line. This time Waltrip is the leader Earnhardt rides. In the number two spot. They've broken the draft on everyone else and they're about five or six seconds ahead of Ricky Rudd that third place car and Ricky is slowing down heading into turn. Number one. Let's go over to today. Spain right, apparently has lost something in the car. He has dropped off. The pace of the two leaders of this has got to come down to a two car shootout. It is Waltrip leading Earnhardt by extra. Right now is they link up together? There's a couple of drafts behind them. Those are all LAPD automobiles, Joe Rodman, Bobby Allison, robbery. Earnhardt took a look to the inside. They went into turn. Three thinks better of it. Now pulls up behind the back bumper of the Pepsi, Chevrolet. Well, you know that Earnhardt will not let go Darrell Waltrip too hard chargers will fight it out. But the final nine laps coming down to eight labs as author. Number four, it's Waltrip your leader when Dale Earnhardt Earnhardt just hangs onto the draft. They know they can might have a chance to settle it among themselves. Darryl told me just yesterday what you do in those final lamps odeal here it's a, it's a really A-plus rating place in race. You come up to turn anywhere else. You've got a little lead. You feel like you've wanna raise in. You usually have come off the port during here with a little league and you hold your breath as long as you can because it's a long way down to that finish line and a lot of races, one in lost in that distance, Walter bright now watching Earnhardt in the mirror and they will run those detail no chance of any passing right there for the moment. They wanna put as much daylight on the rest of the field as they can as they move up today. Sutherland intern. Four drivers have found out being in front of the final app may not necessarily be where you want to be. All right now that's where Darah wardrobe is. He's got Dale Earnhardt car link office bumper and three lap Gars helping draft right behind the situation. Also keeping an eye on Ricky red sky limps way around after a problem through the trial of last time by and he had to go all the way around this two and a half mile racetrack to try and get back towards the pit area at a tough break for the Piedmont airlines entry, you leaders still in that type five car draft and turn to when Redwood by here he was dead inch and that cars definitely out of it. Walter bleeding earnhardt's able to keep Earnhardt in their mirror much today. He's been able to go to the front then turned three right now going down the trade away, their tucked very tightly together. Bobby Allison Ilie touches the back. Upper of Dale Earnhardt Earnhardt battles at Waltrip under the thirty-three banking. Bobby Allison wanted to get his lap back. He have an opportunity right now to really mix up things in the front. It's Darrell Waltrip continuingly Talladega five hundred with Dale Earnhardt in pursuit. Wind has died a bit is still gusting across the corners that could be an easy factor to get out of shape in his final apps. Walter. Brings the Pepsi challenger cross the line. Bobby Allison tucks in behind Dale Earnhardt the second place car. They're back in one three left automobile following the two leaders at a tight five car draft. Good sets would say that those three drivers will stay behind the leaders. Although obviously, all of them would like lap themselves Alison, particularly because he's got the point challenge. Darah Walter likes in front of him. Those three cars behind the leaders have the best seat in the house right now for what is turning out to be a two car shootout in the final lap Talladega five hundred Earnhardt still took behind the bumper of the Pepsi. Chevrolet. We're getting down to the gun by fallow data corral and a disappoint the contestants are Darrell Waltrip. Dale Earnhardt Earnhardt tried specs the muscles on the junior Johnson, Pepsi challenge and tries to pull Earnhardt off the tour the turn and can't do it. I'm right now. Everybody has to hearken back to all the talks. We've had about strategy over the years here at Talladega. Do you want to lead on the last lap to you? Want to be in the number two spot. Again. Remember for those of you who have never been here. The start finish line is nearly intern number one here at the speed ratio. After you come off. Fourth corner, a lot of real estate with which to play their off to turn number two, still no change in position. If earnhardt's gonna make a move. He's apparently saving it for light. He's following Walter black lay. They seem very competitive content to stay that way. They're coming up on a couple of slower cars. Ken Reagan, the clinic, Chevrolet, also this lower car. If Ronnie Thomas, they're moving up on them. Now they moved to the high side and turn three already knows what his car can do is he holding back as he seeing all Darrell Waltrip got under the hood of the Pepsi challenge. We don't know if still got a couple of laps to find out. Walter leads Earnhardt three laps to go at the Talladega. Five hundred Waltrip is a leader Earnhardt tags along the second spot. They've broken the draft on Neil Bonnett and the rest of the field. So it looks like it might come down just these two cars. Neither one is put a move on going around the racetrack. They want to get as much separation on the rest at third, fourth, fifth, and sixth place cars they can bonnet is the third place car pettiest fourth, fifth, right? Now's Bodine's six Gant. They're all on that lead left, but there's a pretty good separation between first and second, Benny. Arsons hit it right on the head here yesterday when he sent in that final lap, you just get one shot on shut. You got one move and if it's the right one, your hero, if it's wrong when you're go and there's no, there's no other way to do it. We're gonna find out who's the goat here. Very shortly. Field is over in turn to Earnhardt has been a long time since he's superspeedway race. In fact, he went something like thirty six starts before he finally won the Nashville a couple of weeks ago. He's hungry. He wants Waltrip for the next the last time they scream down this back to you with the Pepsi challenger out front earner, Wrangler cheaper content to stay there, and we'll have to wait it out again as he moves into turn three dusty year ago. Walter pointed now he opens up to car like margin on Dale Earnhardt. It's like a runner putting on finishing kick to the to the finish line. He comes off the fourth turn and Earnhardt as a car, like behind Waltrip. So Dale Earnhardt holding tight. They look for the signal from Harold kinder- as they come back to the start finish line, the white flag out here atomic data. Everybody stands as Darrell Waltrip leads. Earnhardt into turn one. For the last time we silently car, like between them. Walter comes down low other racetrack, Earnhardt cubs right with Allison, their laps down into rears. The womb is gonna come on. The final turn Waltrip leads out onto the backstretch vinyl time, slow down this back straightaway better than two hundred miles per hour. Earnhardt rougher the inside Walter Amar wall on the outside with Earnhardt, taking the lead into turn three. The final role on ice and right now, Dale Earnhardt and Bobby Allison has fallen through and it's between her hurt and Walter come off turn four. It's Dale Earnhardt with the lead. He's got water behind him. As Allison gets out of the way Earnhardt brings about into the dog leg. Walter have one final shot here. He comes trying to draft down to the apron of the track and get underneath him. There's traffic did ahead as they cross the stripe. It'll be Earnhardt by a half a car, like Walter will finished second and Dale Earnhardt can credit Bobby with helping you with that win when Earnhardt pulled out the victim. Bobby went with him giving a little extra draft in a little extra boost that played a big difference Neil. Bonnet is the third place car. We're looking for his machine to come around the racetrack and take the checkered flag is just does. Does that in scoops off in a turn. Number one here comes Richard petty. He'll finish fourth and what a finish Talladega Earnhardt taking a big gamble going down the back straightaway to make that move if Alison had not pulled out with him and tucked in behind Darrell Waltrip, it would have been going back to the rear of the field for Earnhardt. So you gotta give Allison some credit for that one. The bud Moore Wrangler team is jubilant down on pit road. They were jumping up and down those fast. Last couple apps in as we were here in the tower, can't see a better finish in that. And as we said that the key move everybody even all a guy sitting here in the tower and people all around the racetrack were saying, hey, if Bobby Allison tux down gives Earnhardt little push, it really impacts his chances to pass there on that final lap. And that's exactly what he did going down the back straightaway. Let's party Jerry punch in victory. Lane. Well, Dale Earnhardt JR. Trying to get unstrapped. We got a guy here who smiling ear, bud, more. Congratulations of a super team effort by, you know, the car ran real all week and. Live car set up real good. And Dale drove one heck of a good race today, and districts pale force to good Lord kept the rain away from the check of flag, and it was a good run between Darryl and hamlet, the n. and we're really proud of the Wrangler t. bird in everybody was involved in put this car to get rid and run your little bit modest telling the fans during the race. But you reminded us of Vince Lombardi going up and down behind the banks. There you were telling every single Wrangler crew member what to do in the next stop and you guys at some blistering pitstops. Well, you know in front and we wonder if not two weeks ago in Nashville, Tennessee. The crude been really pepped up and everything been going great, and they'd done a heck of a job getting him in now to pitch. We knew that last pitch dot with going to be very critical. We need to get at least sixteen gallon gas, and so they got eighteen gallon two tires on it and that put that made the different. Well, that certainly made a difference in blood more going over to congratulate dealer nail. They'll be getting out of the car momentarily. We've back to victory. Late rain is beginning to come in right now. The storm will hit in full fury here in just a moment. The race fans will be running for cover. But right now. They were all standing up cheering for Dale Earnhardt in the Wrangler team. He puts it all together and gets by Walter up here at the start finish line to win the Talladega five hundred. So add another new face at Talladega. Exactly. Dale Earnhardt was one of those who had never won here. So fifteen racists, fourteen different faces still only Darrell Waltrip. The man to have won twice a year at Talladega alike. All the fourteenth face has climbed out of the Wrangler t. bird Dale Earnhardt. Congratulations on a super victory. Thank you. Ben more in crew did a real good job Wrangler sponsor everybody. Super today. Car ran good all day long echinacea for nothing run no better. And you know it was lucky right there and get by Darryl. He's running real good and you know, I wouldn't want to be in his position when he was in when he got the white flag, but look housing right place. Let's talk about the last lap or just a moment. Dale the, you almost got an assist down the back straightaway you pull down on the inside and it looked like a little bit of a gamble at move back there because if you don't get a drafting partner, it's hard to go by and turn three, but Bobby came down behind you. Drafted by Darrow with Bobby, was there or not. But Bob hip two little after we got down in a corner, but Darryl try to run us down the infield and we we got by me anyway. I was I was ready to rub medal. Well, you certainly were hungry for victory. You want a couple of weeks ago at Nashville and what you didn't see all day was the way bud Moore and Greg Moore in the guys in the pits here were just they had everything prepared in the pitstops. We were timing of our time ex-equipment here on pit road to outstanding thirteen. Fourteen second rains all afternoon. Like I said, they did a good job all day and they was prepared for this race, the car in good and qualifying and in practice, and we'd really pumped up for the race in, you know, as real good day force. Any close calls, though there were quite a few cautions and a number of people coming slipping and sliding into a little Harry in the trial with the wind blowing isn't. It does the biggest thing with slow cars gotten away a little more day in what I thought they would after the driver's many ahead and has a little bit dangerous couple times them. But other than we had a pretty good day, I know you gotta feel good for the team, the first half of the season. You had your ups and downs, and we were talking before you hope they got all your bad luck out of the way because the second half of the season this year have been a barn burner. For the Wrangler t- well, already has been a better year than last year before I didn't want to raise this year in the season's not over yet and things are looking real good force the rest of the season. And you know, I'm just I just came weight. Well, that's the Earnhardt Victoria's here in Talladega five hundred fourteenth different face Mela typical Talladega finish Darrell Waltrip spin on just about the last six or seven here he standing by right now in the garage Bilbao Zor. Well, Darryl was down to that last lap again until it. Well, it would. It was a great race in, like I said, I wanna thank the Lord for good safe reysen. I'm tickled to death that we run all day and finished second. I'm just sorry. What happened on the last lap bear. I think if deal not ahead a clear track that the race would have maybe turned down a little different, but I'm not making excuses. You gotta pass everybody. Nobody has to get out of your way. And sometimes people don't early on. Of course it was really high running down to that last lap. We're looking at those rain clouds will. That's what we were thinking. We knew the rain was coming in. We were open, maybe just a as we come into the land. Maybe it start raining so caution. And that would take all the excitement of the last lap. I can't help it. Believe it that last lap would've turn out differently though. Sure. Like just for him and me to run it over and see what happened billed as Darrell, have a headset. Yes, she does Darrell Barney up at the tower. We Becky relating that that last lap, that if Bobby did tuck in behind her heart and give him a little boost, it was certainly enhance his chances to win. He said in victory lane that it wouldn't have made any difference. He could pass anyway, but it had to make a difference in well, you know, if if somebody's going to help somebody will, I guess it'd be likely that he would help him. He certainly wasn't gonna stay on me. And I feel like if if he just hadn't even been a factor, that's the thing morning when you two laps down the courtesy, the courtesy thing is sportsmanlike thing is to get the heck out of the way and let to boys is trying to win the race, go at it, and that's what I try to do. And I'm just, sorry, didn't happen that way luck on the pitch, but you'd like we say you're right in their next week or a couple of weeks from now coming up. Got another shot at Michigan where in say Hello to everybody, and Franklin and up nor wilkspur on and flossy and Julian everybody at home, it's listed the race today and keep the faith. Eighth. 'cause we're coming back Darrell Waltrip in the garage area finishing second here today, but running his heart out a couple of weeks from now. We'll be up in Michigan avenue. The shot at it Earnhardt the winner of the Wrangler jeans machine here this afternoon at Talladega. Few raindrops moved in overturns wanted to. It looks like the bottom is going to fall out and no one's going to bring out the your shortly. That is a vicious storm down that way. If he gets here, we really going to get some heavy rain in a moment. Oh, fifteen Talladega five hundreds in the record book, fourteen different winners. Darrow Walter almost made himself the first man in history to win it three times, but it didn't turn out that way. As you heard him. Say in the garage a moment ago, a lot of timely moves made today, and it's time right now that we swing around or turn announcers and other people on the motoring network this afternoon for a vote on the time ex timeliest move of the race award. Let's go to turn one and they've to Spain. Well, of course the big race today was for the Talladega five hundred checkered flag, but the big race year long as for the Grand National championship and say, what you will about that last lap Bobby Allison definitely protected his point lead a little bit there with the effort that he made it keeping wall. Trip back and preventing him from winning the race. The point race is very tight going down to the wire. I think that's perhaps the timeliest moved the season. School up to turn three and Mark Carroll. I think I'd have to go with the winner Dale Earnhardt. I think that he got a look. Of course it would happen. The first race here in may when Benny Parsons and lake speeds, stayed behind the leader and just never got a chance to pull the trigger on Richard petty. This time he decided to do it down the backstretch Darrell Waltrip try to push him off into the grass and his Darrell as Dale Earnhardt Senate victory when he was prepared to get in there and rub Fender. So I'll go with Dale Earnhardt for that great. Move down the back straightaway to take the win. They've Sutherland up. Turn four vote into the Bobby Allison camp for that timely moved to preserve some semblance of his point lead as he managed to dislodge in there after all the the overall point championship and the money to goes with, it's very important especially to Bobby Allison. Five points could make the difference in the the end of the season. So I think I'd have to vote for Alison today myself, even though the protests Earnhardt to the contrary where he studied probably could've made the similar moves on the last lap without Bobby helped by what have to say Alison was certainly timely and what he did. Jerry punch. Let's see if he's still standing by garage. I'll have to concur Barney were here in victory lane. Of course, earnhardt's crew getting still getting the accolades from the union race stoppers and miss Winston, Margaret called and all the people here miss Talladega. But I'll have to say that earn heartfelt. His car was awfully strong, and I'll have to say the old basketball move of the pick and roll with Earnhardt doing rolling in Ellison, doing the picking out of turn three. I'll have to say Alison, how timely move Bill bowser in the garage. I have to give it to Bobby Allison. You know, he had to protect a lead in the points of insured, did it on his move? So it's Alison for me. So three hundred dollars will be awarded to Bobby. Allison is his team for the time ex timeliest moved the race award. Amil give Neil Bonnett the goodies headache award, not so much because he was able to scramble back in Tim, Richmond's car and have a heck of a finish in third place, but more so because his car which was running well got taken out as part of that second lap deal, which obviously was actually precipitated by Neil Bonnett when an engine went shower. So Neil Bonnett wins the goodies headache award here the afternoon. It's time for the ST world racing scoreboard with racing results in news from America and around the world world racing scoreboard is brought to you by s. t. p. son of a gun protector it protects beautifies and restores vinyl rubber and leather. Here at the Alabama international Motor Speedway rain continues to pelt this race track, but it did not begin until well, some twenty or thirty seconds after the ratio had concluded. So the timeliness was certainly there the average speed of the Talladega five hundred one hundred seventy point six one one miles an hour. The race run in two hours fifty, five minutes and fifty two seconds. We will have a complete rundown of the town of data, five hundred later on in the world racing scoreboard. This of course, although the highlight race of a big racing weekend here at Talladega was actually the second race on the weekends. Doubleheader yesterday was the architect to hundred the Talladega supercar series running a two hundred mile race here at the Alabama international Motor Speedway, and it was a day for celebrations from Huey town, Alabama Davey, Allison, who won this event the year ago, he was the winner again in his Miller time car number twenty, three while red farmer and other Huey town native and one of the. The winningest drivers on the race tracks of the United States. He finished second, Dwayne, Pearson was third regular on the architecture and Billy Harvey finished in the number four spot. When all of a sudden done, Jerry punch was in victory lane spending some time with a much elated Davey. Allison, all the scene is one of humiliation here victory lane, and we're sitting here standing here talking today, be Alison navy, a superb race, two in a row here at Talladega. Congratulations. Well, thank you very much. I just want to say thanks to the Daugaard crew and all the boys Darian Pat and all of thanks to Nathan. Samson. Jesse Simms for putting his car in operation for me is really been a good car for us. We've had real good luck now we got win few more Davey. You've gotta like teluga two in a row here. Telladega Yuan back in may in the original ARCO five hundred and winning today, and you'll with annual archetype hundred, but it wasn't an easy day out there. They don't get any easier to you had a lot of competition. Well, it's a lot closer this time, you know, I didn't know if Billy Harvey was in the lead laugh or not. Just about five laps to go. They told me that he was a lap down. You know, I had to worry about red farmer, then you can never count him out. He's been racing long time and he's a, he's a heck of a race car driver. Those are the comments yesterday afternoon here from Davey. Allison, youngest member of the Alabama gang winner of the Arca two hundred for the Italian bigger supercar series. Next stop for the Arca cars and drivers will be at the mount Clemens speedway in mount Clemens, Michigan making up a race that had been scheduled to run on July the fourth they were rained out. So back in mount Clemens, Michigan on the sixth of August, flat rock, Michigan on August the twentieth Milwaukee, Wisconsin August the twenty eighth. And then in September, the twenty four th Sandusky Ohio, the International Speedway in Sandusky hosting the Arca cars. This, of course, Thomas bega weekend always a big racing weekend in the state of Alabama, Birmingham, international raceway running grand American national championship race. Johnny ward has the details Friday night at Birmingham, international raceway hut Strickland, nineteen hundred. To track champion won all three NASCAR grand American feature races. Following Strickland in the first race were Dave mater, Mike, Alexander, and Bobby Allison. In the second feature stricklin led Henry Brooke Bobby Allison, and Dave her then read former to the checkered flag and in Friday night's final grand American feature stricken one followed by a red farmer. Bobby Allison, Henry Brooke in Wayne corden Saturday nights Pepsi. One hundred NASCAR national championship grand American feature was won by Mike Alexander current national points leader. Following Alexander were Henry Brooke Davey. Allison, putt Strickland and Wayne carton from Birmingham, Alabama. This is Johnny ward for the s. t. p. world racing scoreboard, Preston Henn. The owner of the swap shop. Porsche told officials at the Daytona International Speedway this week that he has got a deal in principle with HA Foyt and Hurley Haywood to co drive, and they November twenty seven Eastern Airlines, three hour IMSA raced on at the. The world center of racing AJ Foyt by the way, trying to go for the Daytona triple, if you will, as a AJ tries to pick up victories and all three of the road racing events at the Daytona International Speedway. He, of course, was victorious. Most recently there in the Paul revere to fifty prior to the fire cracker. Four hundred racing around the midwest, ROY Bramble has an update from Missouri it label. The body. NASCAR grand American Winston Raytheon theory event thirty nine of capital speedway, hope from it, bizarre Canaveral, careful. He grabbed the lead from Lenny, Frank on the public, improve the degree over Mike Waller come and the Mike Hoover. Avandia MS are one, the modified NASCAR Petri that in Missouri, the ROY, Brambles for the world. Racy scoreboard elsewhere in the mid west on the Hawkeye state. Graffman has an update from Iowa central region drivers in the NASCAR Winston racing series were in Des Moines, Iowa Friday night. Roger Dolan who was third in central region points going into Fraternite feature race than to head of Scott fell to win the feature dick shield. The central region point leader driving a rented car while own Kyra getting repaired from last week's wreck. Eight finished forefront, and I got fell last night at a boon, Iowa grand American race. I can finish. Second wave air the ramp across the start finish line from the central region. Greg, Dale Earnhardt continues to get the accolade of the crowd here at the Alabama international Motor Speedway. The winner of the Talladega five hundred a complete down for you in just a short while as we mentioned a busy weekend of racing in the Carolinas, Andy hall has our first report of Ashbourne, North Carolina, snap the former winning streak all the NASCAR Winston racing Harry's, but rather late model, sportsman circuit last night when he drove his brother's country and OBI victory and the NFC hundred hundred hickory speedway. The wind was off. I was able to third current NASCAR, but well to lay mama sportsman point leader. Jacky finished second for the fifth straight rates and held on to a six point vantage of art in the point standing on the spot trees and Dale completed the top five. This anyhow reporting for the school board, Sam aren't of Asheville, North Carolina has seven wins and leaves the Winston racing. Mid Atlantic region, Tommy Houston. Currently, second that racing division junior Miller of Winston, Salem is third followed by Pete Silva Fletcher, North Carolina, and Billy militant of German North Carolina. He's currently fifth, the speculation on the chameleon change award here the afternoon that award going from the folks Camilion sunglasses and Corning New York to the driver who most improved his position from start to finish. Harry Gant started twenty third and finished fifth, improving some eighteen positions. Bobby Allison was next in line on a fishery, starting twenty second and finishing ninth. So those two right now currently in the hunt for the chameleon change award more racing from North Carolina, Larry Tomar with this report. All we can take you in that car by Freddie caraway speedway Ardoyne among fry point eight, two hundred a benefit ratio in the market and the Haitian. The haitian. Cajun Thomas country in capillary cavalier to the kicker. We Joni Brian, really Milton Kenya, mill and airy Myers recap the late Lara winner on additional racing this weekend in North Carolina, where it's always busy time. Winky Wilkins has this report Wayne Patterson of Richmond. Virginia was awarded the vigorous edited night and a one hundred lap late model, stock race at Orange County speedway, Harrison finished second on the track to bury Begley health, Pelham North Carolina, but was later disqualified. Disqualification move Patterson in the first place, made Hitchcock of how poet, North Carolina second and l. Hilton of dome in the third elsewhere on the Winston racing series, Mike Alexander leaves the southeast region, the grand American points. Chase, Herman Smith is second Henry Brooke of Bessemer, Alabama. Third in the grand American racing. In the southeast region, followed by Bobby Massey of Pinson, Alabama and Ray Barnes of canton men, Florida on the modified tour in the northeast region Richie Evans currently with a comfortable lead over Reggie Rogelio of Forestville, Connecticut, George Kent junior of Horseheads. New York is third foul. A top five by Jimmy Spencer of Berwick, Pennsylvania, and Brett Bodine, younger brother of Grand National driver, Geoff Bodine. Brett currently with three thousand eight hundred seventy points in fifth racing in Virginia here skip Potter. Out of competition in Virginia laugh. Light earth at the Oakland speedway upset at sort Curtis Markham off eight hundred currently by a friend who is that the finish line. It was Markham's earthquake of the year at Old Dominion over second in very, very rate at the lotteries to be opened for one over sitcom lines, Robert Ingram, gender with third elaborate and update on the reopening of the south fats be laying Richmond according to track promoter. Joe Kelley that track will reopen Friday night all the twelve or the racing scruple in Virginia. This is skipped bottom. Meanwhile, moving up to the northeast quadrant, Doug Saqlain has an update with racing on New Jersey. Seen the wolfville theory, lift car modified bottled in one hundred feature Friday night at the new Egypt speedway in Lakewood, New Jersey. John blue Jr. dominated the action will brand fast Conan tone while the pole position in rarely looked Bank. If he lived the caution for feature for wire tour. Report for only competition but could offer no series challenge and finishing runner up with a distant third while Jerry Miller and Tom mounted each to pay finished fourth and fifth in New Jersey, Vincent attack than staying in the northeast with an update. Deo Cam field has this report from New York Motor Speedway a league. On the other night, we had that winters as rising. NASCAR modified driver can't lady of Williamson New York swept both have oven. NASCAR modified Quinn features, but I you have or the whale the shepherd, dick Clark, Kim backer. George Ken Lee repeated defeat in the second thirty lap feature with a win over George calf new Griffin, dick Clark and Rochester moving up these coast to New England. Joe Gola has an update on racing, they're competent at eight way. Wouldn't Greg command that getting my car rugby team in nineteen. All the on the wind, special three, five left when theories of five feature that depending wiser in winter, NASCAR modified camp Richie, Evan finished runner-up five. Then it would call even Brett put on an Reggie reg- real. I'm fighting night at Stafford Motor Speedway or Jahar charge. And Bradford I'm getting by Jeff polar on the twenty four and on to win the thirty lap went racing during the commodified heard on the nineteen eighty three. Even click that anything. The second five that was Jeff fuller material in call of the even and the f. came out of five. It was bowl gunning for his off of the year. Why? In the freak that it was also picking up its seventh win in the nineteen eighty degrees at the park speedway on Saturday night with Dan Gregor to win the fifty map with raking, read modify peach event, fix here at speedway nineteen eighty three. Crack the jackal Cryer has Steph finished here ever then it would monitor with real line in Mike, the fantasy continuing our move up the. East coast, we hop across the border to Canada, where Tom Curley has this report. Champion, Nick McCabe poured made one second way for the last night in the nasqad tro tour held in Quebec, City Canada ended his close to a point lead over Robbie crouch of pamper forward working body. Randall from Ranford man gave up the lead. The third. Third, but elder place. Irwin fame today, Quebec. And our VP. Canadian championship lead to a more on seventy dollars at the Astor speedway outside Montreal weekend. Any camping molten? Three hundred air is bound Portland, Oregon still be. I first win in nineteen eighty three on McConnell. GT tour. Fourteen drivers have already appeared in victory lane this year, March prototype, driver Al holbert leads the series initial bid for a third camel GT championship. He's followed on the standings by Porsche nine thirty five driver Bob Eakin and Jaguar, Puerto driver Bob tool ius now from the four wheels to the two wheels bench sheet with into coin, annoy with an AMA update Papon anchored off one and a coin, Illinois. Camel pro camera has mile Ernie till I ever for on on a mile oval round the opera. Cal color were Harley Boesch over running Callard entries in Grand National champion. Ernie Graham would early in the on any. The point can point annex now for any goes, I with do to Graham Teke forty two Boeing, overturn pointedly and Springsteen courts. Point of this has been in Atlanta, the FTP world raising scoreboard ski the final finish unofficial finish for the Talladega five hundred. Congratulations to the Wrangler team of bud Moore and Dale Earnhardt picking up their first Telugu, five hundred win their second victory this year running secondary Walter Neil Bonnett did a heck of a job bringing the Tim Richmond car home. In third position after bought, it was involved in that first car crash that brought out the caution on lap number two. So bonnet and Richmond credit for the third spot finishing fourth of Richard petty v to Harry Gant six to Geoff Bodine's. Seventh, dick Brooks, eighth to Bill Elliott. Ninth Bobby Allison tenth position. Good run for Mark Martin today and that car finishing eleventh will be Kyle petty twelfth to a former winner of the Talladega five hundred Ron Bouchard finishing thirteenth in a super good run for the young rookie driver Bobby hill in junior fourteenth position going to Ken Ragan fifteenth to Joe Rutland, sixteenth. Ricky Rudd seventeenth. Trevor boys eighteenth to buddy Aaronson nineteenth bought l. Elmore another rookie contender finishing in twentieth Ronnie, Thomas twenty-first. We'll be Sterling Marlin twenty-second Benny Parsons. He had really hard luck here today. Car was capable of winning mechanical failures. Put him in the garage, twenty-third JD mcduffie twenty-fourth to kale. Yarborough boy was he a candidate for the goodies headache award, but he comes home in twenty fourth position twenty-fifth going to David Pearson, twenty six to lake speed twenty-seventh Morgan shepherd. Twenty spot goes to buddy Baker twenty-ninth position. That's Terri. Leib finishing in thirtieth Mike Potter thirty. I we'll go to Jody Ridley thirty-second, Marcus thirty third position to cease. Well, Gordon Bobby wall will finish thirty four thirty. Fifth, that's the Neil Bonnett car that went out early this afternoon as we said, thirty six position to grant Adcocks thirty seventh to Billy Harvey thirty. Eighth to Tommy gale thirty ninth Dick's Gillan and fortieth position to Travis tiller. DP world racing. Scoreboard has been brought to you by SDP guests treatment and other fine products from s. t. p. around the track around the world depend on SDP's proven performance. Well, it's history at the Alabama international Motor Speedway. As we said again early when we came on the air earlier this afternoon, a good possibility odds in the favor of different driver winning the Talladega five hundred gold. It turned out that way turned out just that way. As Dale Earnhardt indeed took the opportunity a little help from his friends there at the end despite protests to the contrary by Dale. But however it worked out he got the checkered flag and now get up fishing gear for while Barney few weeks off before everybody heads to Michigan. But I think everybody needs a break because they've had about eight races in a row and they'll get back at it in a couple of weeks up at Michigan International Speedway for the running of the champion spark plug four hundred. That ought to be dandy. That's one of the most competitive. If not the most competitive race track on the entire tour, you talk to the drivers, they say, if they were going to build a race track of their own, they would likely model it more often than not like the Michigan track quite wide turns of, well, lanes are five wide two can run easily three and four wide. It is a forgiving race track. We've seen more often than not some outstanding racing there. That's coming up on August the twenty. First, the champion spark plug four hundred from Brooklyn, Michigan then August twenty. Seventh, we'll be up for the Bush five hundred at Bristol Tennessee on one of the fastest half mile tracks in the country, the seven, five hundred dollars in South Carolina over at the Darlington raceway the granddaddy of them all that'll be coming up Labor Day weekend, a big tripleheader for that one. We like to say a special. Thanks to our turn reporters today. Dave Spain who covered the action in one and two Mark Garo over internal three, Dave Sutherland intern before and in the garage area today Bill bowser, a super good job in the pits this afternoon for Dr Jerry punch of Daytona Beach, Florida as he covered everything that happened on pit road for us here at the Talladega five hundred to Jim Norton, who was a runner in the pits today did quite a bit of service for us in Wayne Smith and the scoring today. Butch Owens and Louise Fraser. We'll speak to you next from Michigan International Speedway for the running of the champion spark plug four hundred. From the Alabama international Motor Speedway. And this has been RAM the motor racing network with cover to the Talladega five hundred NASCAR Winston Cup series event. The general manager of motor racing network is John McMullen, chief engineer Harry Howard assistance, Bob Katter, and Pat Hindley. 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1973 Lone Star 500
This is a throwback Thursday. Brought to you by Hercules tires right on our strength, and by Sonoko and grunt style. This is Ken squire time now for M R, N dot com. Throwback thursday. Classic Nasr car races from the motoracing networks race archives. Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, from college station, Texas. This is Ken squire on the motor racing network. Ready to bring you the Lone Star five hundred Grand National stock car race. The stars of NASCAR participating in this event at college station, Texas, where the temperatures in the mighties and forty four cars about to do battle on this two mile banked asphalt speedway. The race presented in part by S T P and Andy gratitude Eli's new S T p double oil filter. It's going to be an interesting race today. For a lot of reasons. The heat for one thing yesterday's consolation race ran only ten laps. The Texas weather which has a flawless blue sky, but temperatures very very high in that ten lap race. Everybody was talking about how to beat the heat Frank Warren of Augusta Georgia war sneakers yesterday, and he had those sneakers literally melt to the bottom of the automobile right onto the right onto the firewall. That's how hot it was yesterday. And the question for the cruise all morning has been what to do about that heat? There is a breeze about a fifteen to twenty miles per hour. Breeze today that'll be gusting from now. And then but the question is will do any good. It's a pretty dry wind be pushed around and this hot air area where this Texas world speedways races to be run today. It's going to be one fantastic race for two or three reasons. Richard petty. Bobby Allison, Bobby Isaac. And then there's Joe for Sahu who qualified amazingly well for this race, and LeRoy labral who did an outstanding job as well as the English driver. Jerry Oliver who has shown very very strong and qualifying for today's event. So Jackie Oliver Marty Robbins see-saw, Gordon and a host of other great stars ready to compete. We're looking forward to just a tremendous automobile race with us again today to bring you all the action from what we consider just about the finest track. We have ever seen this track Texas world speedway. The former winner of the world six hundred Charlotte, North Carolina and the winner of the greatest stockcar races them all the Daytona five hundred Marvin pants Marvin. It's a bit warm. It sure is Ken. So give you an idea. How warm it is Luda fan down agree big fan on fit wall. So some of the drivers are saying that maybe the pit crews are going to have it rougher than they will actually in the car because they do have a breed. But like you say that hot air coming through the cars and the hot floorboards or something else. Kim, so we just have to wait and see what happens me, it'll be very very warm all day here in the Lone Star five hundred at Texas world speedway. There's a good crowd out on their short ac-. A tremendous race. We have never seen a bad race on this track. It's extremely competitive. It's banked at twenty two degrees in the turns. It's plenty wide. In fact, if there is one problem here, it's the woods the track. Most of these superspeedway drivers like to put these dodge Plymouth and Ford automobiles flush up against the wall and over two hundred miles an hour writing two or three inches off. But here at Texas world speedway. The group is down ten or twelve feet. So if you have any trouble upfront if you blow a right front tire is gonna thrust you into the wall, and you're gonna kiss the concrete had on now that could be a tricky wicket today at the Texas world speedway. The heat is the question for sure here at Texas world speedway today. There has been a lot of talk about relief drivers Marvin patch to give you an idea can on heats here. The tire people do not see any problems are with her hoping not to have any problem. They're tired temperatures are running from two hundred twenty two hundred and thirty degree temperature in. This was what they found in practice and also after the constellation ratio. Yesterday. They have a safety margin though, the tires are really not in trouble two. They reached the temperature around three hundred degrees. But they're not sure that the temperatures are going to stay down to twenty to thirty as a race progresses. So we're going to have to wait and see on that. And I had to get a kick out of the driver's meeting this morning on the driver's at any of the drivers have fall out. How about locking them on road? Don't let them get away. Let them stick around and relief for the rest of us only that Richard Brooks is any possibly I could get relief for the first lap. There will be some changes on drivers for sure and we have people to cover the action all around the speedway today. Let's go down and turns one and two Fritz do that will be bringing the action this afternoon. Can't we're located high on a berm. Overlooking this Texas world speedway. We're on the outside of the track from our left. The cars come across the start finish line. And they get on it into turn number one here. Twenty two degree your Bank turn around turn number one. They go into the back straightaway. We'll follow the action here is they go down that back straightaway about halfway located on turn number three is Barney. Hall, and we'll leave the cars about midway through the back straightaway. Where Bonnie hall will pick up the action. It adjust outside the racetrack here. Ideally, situated to cover all the action in terms three and four as you said a moment ago, it is a magnificent track. There's plenty of room to maneuver, and there'll be quite a bit of that going on as they come off turn four to be a little tricky getting into the pits here, Texas. The pit road is almost just coming out of the turn you have to get down real quick in that low grew to get in there, all kinds of exciting. Things are sure to happen here today, Texas, let's go back to the tower and the guy who's got the hottest job today down on pit road from Texas Jerry Smith, I'm located between Richard petty Bobby Ellison, Bobby Isaac and Joe pers- on spits. I expect the action to be very fast and furious. And as we get it, it'll go up and come up to you. Can they're beginning to take the types off the automobiles they have kept them on to keep the cars a bit cooler before the drivers climb in Bobby Allison's car has just been uncovered the outside pole position car. And let's right now review the starting lineup for this event. Which will be starting forty four automobiles in the twenty second row in the forty fourth position from Houston, Texas. He's. I appearance since flipping nine times today tone a speedway back in February. Ronnie chummy of Houston in the vita fresh orange juice chevelle in the forty third position. From Lancaster, California. Johnny Anderson, Johnny Anderson will be running in the car number forty number ninety one in that forty third position in the twenty-first. First the forty second position the funder bird of Henley gray from Rome, Georgia, then in the forty first position from l'herbe North Carolina in seventy one four the Jay Marvin mills air conditioning car on a Columbus, Georgia big John Sears in the fortieth position car number fifty three from Brownsville, New York. Nineteen seventy Plymouth the sabre in-car for dick may Brownsville New York in the thirty ninth position from Asheville North Carolina in a mercury Belden asphalt car of Jackson. Michigan the driver from Asheville, North Carolina. Dean Dalton starting thirty eighth on today's field from cross South Carolina in a seventy two chevelle the mon- high-speed. Car tiny Lund. Former Daytona five hundred mile champion, then of the thirty seventh position. Adding some international flavor to this rates number eighty nine from Peres, Ontario, Canada, less covy in a seventy chevelle the calico kitchen car in the eighteenth row. Thirty six position for monrroy, North Carolina, seventy one four dollar mobile. The one auto parts car and the driver will be de Alridge starting thirty fifth on the field. Wendall Scott of danville. Virginia in seventy one four automobile number thirty four in the seventeenth role. Carnivora thirty four from Sanford, North Carolina. The Ed Carver auto parts car seventy-one chevelle for j d mcduffie in the thirty third position inside of the seventeenth row. Paul jet. A Texan out of San Antonio and a seventy two Ford the handy Andy supermarket car, which was selected as the best looking car in the entire field by the presser just a few moments ago. Paul jet starting in thirty third in the thirty second. Positional the Elmo Langley Landover, Maryland, seventy one four the Henry Woodfield for automobile gave this bird Maryland. And starting thirty first on the field and carnivore twenty-five from Christians bird, Regina, Plymouth automobile for the Molins restaurant car. It's Jay Thomas ready to do battle in that twenty thirty first position here at Texas world speedway. College station, Texas continuing the lineup enroll fifteen the thirtieth. Starting position will be car number seventy seven the sunny king Ford of Anniston, Alabama, Charlie Roberts at the wheel in twenty ninth position from alcohol in California seventy-one Ford, the monocle oil company caught of San Diego, and the driver will be Jimmy wit of alcohol in California. The twenty eighth position from Augusta Georgia. Frank Warren in the sabre in-car seventy dodge Frank Warren to start in the twenty eighth position in the twenty-seventh position. As the drivers are told to report to their automobiles. David Ray Boggs of Morrisville North Carolina in the where as deluxe auto center. Dodge car in the twenty-six position from Houston, Texas last year's Grand National rookie of the year. Walter Ballard in a seventy-one mercury automobile behind fun car in the twenty fifth position Richard Brooks of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Jan w trailer car Ford automobile twenty-fourth Laurent Kozlovsky of Drayton plains Michigan dodge on mobile, the Messina trucking car the twenty third position from Walton on things England that will be Jackie Oliver in a Ford automobile, the great English driver to start in row twelve twenty third position role eleven in the twenty second position from inland, South Carolina, James Hilton in the pop cola Ford, the twenty-first position from Columbia, Tennessee, Kuku Marlin in a seventy two Monte-Carlo. The Cunningham Kelly Chevrolet which qualified at one hundred sixty three point six two five fastest car on the second day of qualifying. Then in the tenth froze starting twentieth. Doc bus Tino of Las Vegas, Nevada. His seventy Plymouth the Oak Ridge, Smokehouse restaurant, car and. Nineteenth position. Richard Childress of Winston Salem, North Carolina in chevelle best starting position, Richard Childress has ever had an a Grand National race eighteenth position EDNA agree. The Missouri driver on a dodge automobile seventeenth position Bill Shireen of Sumpter. South Carolina is nineteen seventy dodge in the sixteenth position. From Chapel Hill North Carolina the jetway car products machine Ray Williams, Chapel Hill North Carolina in the tent in the fifteenth position car number ten from Norfolk Virginia Bill champion at seventy one four the champion truck rental car. The fourteenth position will be number six from Charlotte North Carolina a Howard furniture car. Soapy castles Neil castle. Starting fourteenth thirteenth from Houston. Texas in Pontiac G T O H B Bailey in the twelfth position will be Clarence level of Santa Tonio, Texas, the Lone Star special Ford automobile be driven by Clarence level eleventh position from Fairfield Alabama ban on. Pulled in seventy one four the Jack Dykstra Ford of Lansing, Michigan in the tents position will be kind of a forty two from Franklin, Tennessee and a seventy one dodge Marty Robbins going nights on the field from Lhasa, Wisconsin, Dave Marcus in the and a fiberglass car seventy-two dives in the eight starting physician a seventy-one mercury that Collins and Aikman car from horseshoe. North Carolina see-saw, Gordon in the seven starting position from Lenore, North Carolina. It'll be Larry Smith and the D heart motor lines for starting six on the field qualified at one hundred sixty two point three one six miles per hour from Columbia, South Carolina. The porter Ford of LeRoy Yarborough in the fifth starting position car number seventy two from Detroit, Michigan the pop cola. Mercury car with Benny Parsons aboard qualified at one hundred sixty four miles an hour in the fourth position outside of the second role from golden valley. Minnesota the seventy seventy-two dodge of Joe for sawn in the third position from Qatada, North Carolina. K and K dodge qualified at one hundred sixty five point zero five Bobby Isaac catava then in the front row outside of the front row. It's the Coca Cola Chevrolet. Huey town. Alabama's Bobby Allison car number twelve and post position number two. And on the pole for the second straight week, Richard petty random, North Carolina. The S T P dodge qualified at one hundred sixty nine point four one two miles per hour. It was one hundred sixty seven point eight three six that put Alison as outside pole. The command to fire the engines will be given by Walt Cunningham, a member of the Apollo seven flight. He will give the instruction to start these cars up in just a moment. Forty four cars just about ready to go a beautiful day a warm day here in Texas. We're looking for a great race and possibly our fifth different winner in as many events. We've had four different winners over the past few races going back to Charlotte. North Carolina buddy Baker victorious there, then at Dover, Delaware. It was Bobby Allison taking it home at Irish hills. Michigan David Pearson the winner last weekend riverside, California, Ray elder upsetting the field and winning with Benny Parsons second. And this is meet number sixteen of nineteen seventy-two three and a half million dollar NASCAR Grand National series. Here's the command just about to be given to fire the engine from one of the members of Apollo seven. Del Clark of Chicago is now introducing to the crowd, the gentlemen, who will give that order while Cunningham now coming forward from Houston, Texas, and he will instruct these forty four drivers to fire up and beyond their way for five hundred miles of the most competitive. Automobile racing. There is NASCAR Grand National stock car racing next. Stop on the circuit the beach Daytona, July the fourth Tuesday, and a m we hope you'll be to say if not to enjoy here on the motor racing network. So unjust a moment. While Cunningham will be introduced again, the front row is petty. And Allison the second row will be Isaac. And Joe for saw the third role will be Benny Parsons. And LeRoy Yarbrough, there's some real excitement engendered in those front rows and Benny has been running extremely well out here and his looking for great finish. That is at Hamlin right now. Thanking the folks for coming out on they've come out and goodly numbers. The next radio Texas world speedway will be in December December fifth of the last race in the Grand National circuit Ed making his remarks and now here I am. While they have giving the command. And now we're just about underway for NASCAR Grand National stock car racing from college station Texas from Texas world speedway. Now sees forty four cars going down pit road. And getting ready in two laps to go five hundred bruising blazing laps miles. That'll be two hundred and fifty lamps on this two mile racing facility. All forty four cars have fired and are on their way. Ronnie chummy the last in line. Now moves down pit road. Marvin patch one thing for sure they didn't have to sit at the starting line. And wait, sixty seconds to warm up. Their engines they understand their turn them loose in the second time around Richard petty for the second straight week is on the poll petty is not very famous for being on the police very famous ravine out of the checkered flag. We asked Richard about being on the poll. Again, what's the story? This last race. It we've been able to sit on phone with around thirteen or fourteen races before that. And I guess sack was the best one time most time third four, I guess, maybe we're getting a little bit better combination while they vote so many one one of the big stories here will be the run of Joe for sun for is here and looking mighty strong and eighteen prepared by John green from non in Spartanburg. How will he drive today's race on be starting on the outside the second role, and I think it's going to be awful hot out there. And it's going to be an awful long race. And I'm to try to face myself, stay with the leaders and go from there and worry about the end of the Ray says it comes near that's still for son who's out here starting today in this Lone Star five hundred as the fourth place competitor on the outside of the second row. Pete Keller from Columbia, South Carolina is the chief starter for today's race instructing one more lap, and they will be underway. Scar has them until AJ Foyt of Houston. Texas live in the pace car HA here today on crutches after being hurt in a sprint car. Accident hopes to be back racing soon. Real good to see a AJ back here in the pace car. What I wanted to add again was the K K car has picked up speed since it qualified. So you can kind of look for petty. And is it new kinda get moving because doc Nick junior Johnson prior to the race here. He said that both of the dodgers have done something. He said they got run better than they were expecting. So they are shot down a little bit on horsepower. But they plan to run a smooth raising with this tremendous tired temperature here. Their chassis is probably got a little bit of an edge on tire temperature, and they hope the planet that way and try to outs murder much as they can in the pit. So should shave be very interesting. It's going to be a wheel of an automobile race pace. Car has the field. Midway down the backstretch as we get set for the start of the Lone Star five. Five hundred here at Texas world speedway beautiful track. Plenty why this room to pass anywhere. You wanna go inside or outside, and we can expect just tremendous fight all the way down to the finish. If Richard petty on the inside having qualified for the pole at one hundred sixty nine point four one two right beside him. His Bobby Allison at one hundred sixty seven point eight three six miles per hour. Petty driving the dodge today, it'll be driving the dodge Daytona Beach on the fourth of July. Here comes the field. Moving down around turn number three as we prepare for the start of the Lone Star five hundred let's go to Barney hall that feels bunching up very tightly the sky is so blue here in Texas today. It looks like you almost see forever out across the background of the horizon here. The cars looked like the best field of cars. We've seen put together all year. Now the pace car picking up speed heading for pit road the field tightening it up real tight as it come down in the turn four getting ready for the start five hundred grueling miles. The pace cars on pit road. Let's go back to you can feel moving down and looking for a start in the Lone Star five hundred today. Allison plankton the front row here. They come moving in and they take the grain just three hundred feet down. Number one with we'll be not at front. Richard penny inside has elite Alison on the outside. Right behind him. Number one. It's with the lead. Now. Bobby Isaac's dives the inside Allison. And it's penny. Isaacs Alison Benny Parsons in fourth Joe persona. Bring up the places they go down that back. Straightaway penny now lengthens he's lied about five cars petty now has that lead in the middle of the back straightaway. The Laura's honest, Richard penny jumps into believe, but cracking up for the pack comes Joe for sauna that dodge personas now moved into the number two position. Richard petty leads deter number three's down to the low group persona making up time Joseph's maybe three or four colleagues behind then comes Bobby Isaac. Then Bobby Allison is they hit for the start finish line to end lap number one at his patio. One of the big moves being made by Jackie Oliver. He's come from twenty. I've been position in the first lap. Now, they go in the current one. Bobby Isaac's to the inside passes persona, and it's now petty Bobby Isaac staffers on Bobby Allison in that order is they go down that back straightaway. Mighty takes on the inside. And turn number one down below that group made the past now running second place in the back straightaway, petty setting the pace in a turn of three Richard swings and out against the wall. Cuts down through the turn at right behind him comes Bobby Isaac Isaac riding in second position. Frisson doing a magnet for job hanging in there in third spot. Then comes Allison in the Chevrolet. It's plymouth. It's dodge dodge dodge and Chevrolet. They hid for you. As they come across the line lead automobile, Richard petty lobby is against second. And third percent fourth is Allison. Now traffic Richard Betty is exposed to the inside cannot make it by Richard Richard. And that beautiful S teepee, red and blue dodge, Plymouth and riverside. But a dodge at Texas for Richardson, Richard still has the lead in the back straightaway Isaac now who's up wanting in the middle of the back straight as a car slowing down in the middle of turn four. He's heading for the pets at his Connor sixty six and that is HP Bailey of Houston, Texas as lead automobiles. Get ready to to lapping come around at it's still Richard petty. And the lead is your second second-place car for its own writing third, then the coke machine Bobby Allison fourth place, there's less than a car like separating the first four positions as they move for number one coming across the line. Wanting chummy is also pitting his car. The Texan four laps now complete here to previous winters on this cracker now running out in front. Bobby Isaac who wanted nineteen sixty nine and Richard Petiot came Burston nineteen seventy-one are battling out of turn four with Bobby Isaac coming out. Now, the leader. It's Isaac running out in front with Richard petty tucked in behind him Allison. Goes into third place in front of Joe Assan as they sweep into the first turn Isaac says that lead in front of petty the first four cars again, bounty ISAACs, Richard petty. Bobby Allison as they come down. We go down into four five and six we have many persons car number seventy two leap robber on car number forty five Larry Smith in car number ninety to bring up that fifth sixth and seventh position as leaders are now on that back straightaway. I think leads an intern number three they're coming through the turn so fast here and for the first time on a two mile speedway. We've literally lead them almost Kirk bracket with the red and the car got a sitting out of line with the front end. I've moved up on one of the LAPD automobiles comes off turn four and Richard petty. Putting the pressure on life behind come Allison and third position and persona still writing for it. It is Bobby Allison running up in that third spot Joe for sodden fourth. Here's the fifth-place automobile, LeRoy Yarborough, tucked behind him as Benny Parsons in the fifth spot and six hundred spent seven is James Hilton eight Jackie Oliver who's come from twenty third. And there goes Jackie Oliver up the inside as they go to puts Duda. Jacky dives to the inside Oliver now running in the eighth position as he comes down now making on those fifth sixth and seventh guards Benny Parsons Liebler JABA on Larry Smith is. He goes down the back straightaway. Really get with the program here at Texas. Into the main straightaway lead automobile coming by with now five laps complete. It is Bobby Isaac out and fraud in second is petty. Here comes the third place automobile wheeling down through goes, Bobby Allison and right with him as Joe for sawn. Those of the front for automobiles here without six laps twelve miles down in a good draft. Jackie Oliver, Jane Hilton and Cecil Gordon, they're running an eight or ninth and tenth position here at Texas world speedway on the board. It's gone out in front with Bobby Isaac the front runner. Bobby Isaac maintaining first place in the second position. It is Richard petty. And there's no let up in the pace as they continue to run mighties long and mighty hard here this afternoon it still Isaac out at one second spot belonging to Richard petty and third is they come around a complete seven laps. He's Bobby Allison with bought Joe Crisan, the fifth place automobile running about four. Or seconds back moving up. The inside comes Benny Parsons under kind of forty five its current number seventy two coming down and making his move and getting through if any partial then he Parsons pulls up and makes a good move and turn number one by stood up. Benny Parsons made that move on LeRoy Yarborough Benny now running very very well Oreo borough running behind him Larry Smith now running an eight physicians they go down the back straightaway. Leroy now tries to make move to the inside of any persons as they go into turn number three. The man was on right now. But Wayne Parsons, LeRoy Benny lethal as they come in number three moving up on some of the laptop mobiles swing the aftermath a little bit high turn number four far smooths it out against the wall. Leroy, right on his tail they come down. Now Jabre breaks to the outside. He's got a challenge. They moved to you, Ken squire. It's a real race between Benny Parsons LeRoy are on. There goes the Puerto up on the outside Bill favorites driven. My LeRoy on his office bottle. Benny Parsons, nineteen sixty nine winner at Texas. Bobby Isaac, and I seventy one when a Richard petty. I walked up a draft and trying to pull away from the field. They have almost a second half on third place competitor. Now, petty goes to the inside on Isaac and turn one turn number one. Richard petty dies of the inside behind. Mommy is explore car down the right? Richard cannot get by. Richard now, not ranting about four or five likes behind. Mommy Isaac to go down the back straightaway. Richard. Now moves up on the tail of is trying to make that move to take that lead maybe four Dr Legg separation between first and second positions, they moved to three. There's a lot of traffic at four as Isaac just whip to the to the outside and ride in the high grew Betty stays right with him the two doctors battling for the lead in the Lone Star five hundred down they come I typically petty across by less than a car link lobby Isaac gonna win here in Texas world speedway. My first car out of the race. Let's go to the Pittsburgh Jerry Smith report garner sixty. One of those things they just probably didn't check before the car out and Ken the wind is picking up. Can really shuffle. The cars around daily has come back on the track. He was in for a length of time. He's back on the speedway. I caught a report troubled today along Ronnie Charlie's automobile as the field comes by LeRoy Albro. Trying to have a good finish today. If really letting that Bill c for number forty five four loose out here and running ragged up against the outside as they come around to complete twelve laps. This time the leader Isaac second place with petty. And you just can't get any room between those two automobiles dodges in wanted to. Here's the third place car Allison and Joe for saw doing beautiful job grappling. Allison Allison, tried to shake Resahd and having no response in that department as he moves up on lap. Cars Allison has to be one of the best traffic drivers in the history of the sport and get him into LAPD automobiles and he can get the job done. Let's go to Monte hall. Ravage coming very heavy insurance three and four. But the leaders are having no problem at all here today at least handling they can run in the low grew the Senate group right up against the wall moving up into turn number three right now. Tremendous battle for the lead between the two dodge automobiles Bobby Isaac cabbage petty. Dow they come off author number four Isaac on some of the slower traffic moves around the cathodes heads for the start finish line at here's petty moving to the side to go down. He finds Neil castles. Nary Dutch back again. Walter Ballard is there as they go into turn number one and lap fourteen goes high into turn number one penny up high in the groove is he comes down behind ISAACs Isaac still as that lethal as they get into some traffic and turn number two ISAACs now in front of any by about one car link that he moves up right on his tail in the back straightaways, they go into three that he has some room the past Barney, all here's Richard petty. Putting the pressure on right now doing the kind of racing they like to do he and Isaac probably the greatest drivers to ever come along. The grand NASCAR trails down. They come at a turnover. Three there's an awful lot of traffic again with tiny land up products on. The other cars barrel down is acute that Dodd right out against the wall and Richard petty. Not about to let it go. Richard petty will lead the first ten laps back in nineteen seventy-one eating it or trying to lead it again. But Isaac has it right now out in front the ten lamp rundown as Isaac leading petty second Alison third Joe Persson for it. And then he Parsons fifth running in the six position is current over forty five after Lee, ROY eyebrow. They'll be seventh right now is reported as car number ninety two Larry Smith going eight this James Hilton night is car number ninety Jackie Oliver from Walden on things Anglo and ten is see so garden that's the rundown at ten laps twenty miles per still wording for a speed report. Probably those first ten laps that's upcoming shortly. Meanwhile, we're in lap fifteen. They're working completing fifty right here is it confront petty in seconds. They move around tiny lawn. Here's the place cry joke was on getting around Allison and Spain near my three car likes. It's. Oh prasada. What other Chevrolet Bobby Allison who is running for fifth place automobile now coming by and that automobile will belong to LeRoy agro running fixes Benny Parsons, seventh is Larry Smith. Tries to go down the middle almost get pinched off Trump card. Brit student. Running up right behind Betty Parsons Smith trying to improve his positions and take that position away from Parsons that they go around turn number three. Larry now in the inside. And the inside is they go down that back straightaway. Benny parson maintains his lead over Smith though, as they go into turn number three. Let's see Smith doesn't make smooth Barney all as editor number three spit up back, maybe two or three car links as an awful lot of traffic up there as they come into turn three right now Parsons driving a very steady rates, and I'm really surprised drivers setting such a blistering pace here in this heat. But the lead cars not about tobacco often. It's war on all around the track. Now, ken. It. Sure is everywhere you go. You've got a dog fight including that Riddick battle up in plot. With confetti still going at it. We have a new record for cars out of the race. None out at the end of ten laps behind was to in the low was one back sixty nine and seventy one way. Here comes Bobby Isaac. And here's Bill Sherry who may be our first retiree is car easing out going behind the law. Bill Sary's car number. Seventy four is coming out of the dog by Chiery of suffer, South Carolina. The wings wheel museum of santee, South Carolina, Plymouth cars out when we have a new record the first ten laps collection on that. That is not a new record the reporting one sixty three six four the record is one seventy two six six one set by David Pearson back in nineteen sixty nine and that's well optimize one sixty three point six four miles per hour. The last year's Mike would seventy six three five two. We had a caution in the early going one hundred sixty three point six four miles per hour. The average speed for the first twenty miles established by Bobby Isaac. Working in a lab number eighteen they complete it with Isaac still in fraud and petty playing the bridesmaid here comes carnivore Eighty-eight. Ron has lost had some rate finishes of reaching the Drayton plains. Michigan runner is on pit road for service right now. Also, Johnny Anderson. The California runner has brought his car onto pit road. Third place automobile moving along very nicely is Joe for sawn Larry Smith and any Parsons continuing their draft. And LeRoy, I'm dropping in behind them. Now as they screwed up from traffic at the Texas world speedway. The third Grand National race in the series and the seventeenth race of this season. Third race here at Texas world speedway as Bobby Isaac. Finally, come the fifth different winner in his Benny competitive meets back through the season here with a past Isaac now running out of run of Richard petty who qualified fastest, but they told you earlier Bobby Isaac turns a very good lapse yesterday in practice is. Just as the leader Richard petty, and they're now running door to door and turn to Brits new intern number two as Richard penny goes to the inside price to get by is. But a slower car down in that group hinders even prevents him from taking that lead as they go into three and barring home face later, setting a blistering pace with ISAACs fraud right now, petty still less than a colleague behind Richard moved to the inside one lap and end of the outside the next lap. Putting a little pressure on Isaac as author number two lobbying Ali finalists in the car lake. I screamed out of the start finish line. Crossed the line Isaac trying to maintain that lead petty rips, the car up to give it from space breathe but rod Catholics car was in for a lengthy time on pit road. And apparently was overheating. The problem von Keselowski automobile on pit road just briefly and his back on the track once again, but he was in under green. We have had no caution bus bar in the race were working twenty-second lap now completed as Bobby is it comes across with second place, Richard petty. Let's go to Jerry Smith on pit road. Bill bill. We've talked a little bit before the race. Start has been a problem out there. Not really. Oh, we're gonna be. Track any problems when I turned you mean. Yeah, I I missed that the guide frenemy. He didn't do any damage all about your happen. I wept in a camp, and it just gets lowered Florida with backfire carburetors. So I thought I'd better pull in. Okay. Bill chubby the first retired five hundred back to the tower. Jackie Oliver driving, the truck Equipment Corporation automobile is doing a great job for those people as you know, they're they're garage was inundated. By lot of the whole first floor has been flooded up. There in Virginia understand his fourteen foot of water nothing. I like to mention their this garbage disposal. Bendon Nathan couple of garbage truck all the way out here to help clean up around your. That's pretty nice. Well, right now the truck Equipment Corporation automobile is doing dandy job. Remember, they started pretty well. Back on that starting grid this afternoon. And Jackie Oliver is pulling that car up through traffic and his blows on the leaders. Medically. He's running just about a second and a half behind James Hilton. He's up there in the front ten after starting in twenty third position after they came across the line of the start all of our short track down on the inside. And he knocked off about eight cars going into the first turn as he drags dripped his way into that position. And then he blew off three or four more going down to back Brenton. He's been whipping them ever since third-place automobile is Joe persona with Allison playing fourth right now forty mile twenty lap rundown Isaac and brought petty and second Joe facade and third. So it's dodge sweeping the front positions Chevrolet runs in for then in fifth is car number seventy two Benny Parsons in one of the pop cola cars at number seventy two the pop cola. Mercury Vaananen in six position is Larry Smith minore North Carolina in car number ninety two which is a Ford then running in seventh is, LeRoy eyebrows. Board in eighth is James Hilton in a Ford automobile running in might is the car number ninety. And that is Jackie Oliver Walton. Things England in a Ford with the tenth position belonging to car number fourteen being driven by Kuku, Marlin of Columbia, Tennessee, and Marlin has been coming up through traffic. Well today in the Lone Star five hundred the twenty Twenty-nine rundown has the speed at one hundred sixty four five seven one miles per hour. And that is not a record one sixty four five seven one. The record was set in December of nineteen sixty nine by buddy Baker at one seventy two four five five this beautiful two mile banked asphalt track up in front. This crowd is being treated to attend the race. Attorney Richard petty tries to make a move on Bobby Isaac's go down the back straightaway. And he got to the inside he could not make it Isaac still has the lead. Is they go into three. It seems to have the stronger car this right away. Richard can get him up. At the words, he pulled up alongside a couple of times, but due to some of the slower traffic, and maybe the fact of the great riding, Bobby Isaac's. He has not been able to get around if they come off turn number four right now petty pulls it up on up again at the head of the bench line across the line. They are laughing firi- level affects us driver. And there's no room. Gareth? Leroy Yarbrough coming into the pits and LeRoy making an early pit. Stop LeRoy Jabre into the pit skin. He's coming into the twenty ninth flap, LeRoy Yarbrough, pitting in the twenty ninth lap on his two mile track. And the apparently having some hitting problems the hood is going up and they're going to put the hose to it. And see if they can cool down the Bill c prepared car. The Ford Ford the race. Upfront is good. But the race in eighth ninth and tenth here's Hilton coming from twenty second position to eight Jackie Oliver from twenty in a night. And don't forget Kuku Marlins Chevrolet. The great driver from Tennessee moved his Chevy up from twenty first position. The tenth of the present time and here goes Benny Parsons up on. James Hilton right now, there's a good scramble as they try to move around and will laugh traffic Benny Parsons, James Hilton in the to pop cola automobiles are running door to door Benet. If really getting it on let's see if there's any change on number forty five they're stepping away from LeRoy boroughs automobile momentarily down on pit road still working on the car. And here's LeRoy coming back into the race. Leroy Auber who was up in there and running in seventh position falling back now on LeRoy. On leroy. Dr again, they clean the bunch of stuff off the radiator. And look like the piece of paper something off on the grill and also tiny Lund. We were offer station break made a pit stop. And it was a rather lengthy pitstop. He was having trouble. They were under the hood of that car. Let's call the Pera Santeiro Canada also on road then back out into the race car number. Seventy one Isaac is still in the lead with Richard petty. Banging away on the rear bumper. We asked Bobby yesterday. How Carmen running? Good with involve by good it. I do. But Jay's is printed on the car that then we have the car running as good as anybody, and we'll get undrafted a few laughs, Betty and everything Bill real stable, and he drafted behind me a couple of house to to get his car set up and he to be happy. So I guess we do that the way for the five up out of bed. The federal that stop out. Volvo had to do this hitting a rabbit that got caught up on the radiator overheated. Readier is back on the Gore's back to the tower. That's a new one brand new problem. Jack rabbit is the problem on LeRoy Arbor, who's. I wonder who got that job. Anyway, they've had problems with Jack rabbits out here in the first day of practice. They had Jack rabbits all over the second. Turn they had to stop and get the drivers mechanics out and they had a Herron hound game right there in turn to Marvin. I hear the had some Jack rabbit stew heir today. Gone tomorrow Texas world speedway at McGrane rain has been on road. And he is back in the race. Your body cuddly, terrific, Texas driver in one of Gordon. Van lose automobiles. Pulling on pit road. At the second time. He has been on the road this afternoon. Mon cast is coming in very slowly he's going back to the garage area. Drayton plains Michigan runner. Eighty eight. Ron Keselowski is now retiring his automobile limousine of fucking company car of Utica, Michigan is out of the race seventy died by this tremendous young driver. He's the youngest bribery on the circuit twenty four years of age everyone hoping he's going to have a good season in the Winston series. When it's not. Happening here in Texas. He is the second retire up in front now coming across to complete thirty three laps sixty six mile. I think it petty and want the inside. And again is it beat him up on the stick and turn number one. And number one. Richard penny goes high way up on the group. Bobby Isaac's down Richard ready to make that move coming into turn one could not make Nellie comes a little going down the back straightaway. Richard comes up behind Bobby. I cannot take over that league is is really with the program in the back straightaway. Real racing going bond back here low with James hill and Jackie Oliver Jackie Oliver trying to get up and get that eighth or ninth position that Hilton is occupying. Now, they going to turn number three by Monty hall. The to lead automobile sweep around the word right now. But there's a tremendous battle for the lead. There's also a tremendous battle per position seven eight back there between Benny Parsons, James Hilton. They've been hanging sheet metal and they both put a little sheet metal and change the shape of it on Larry's fisker. Couple of laps ago. They were really locked up in a tight free card graft and turnover poor back to you can not lie rundown, sixty miles complete with Bobby Isaac confront Richard petty and second Joe Persad in third dodge in one two and three Chevrolet in fourth. Alison front four cars on the same lap and wanting to fit this James Hilton in six is Benny in seventh is Larry Smith and moving up into eight this Kuku Marlin going night. Jackie Oliver antennas, Jordan. That's how they're running at sixty miles on the board. He'll do Marlin of Columbia Tennessee here at the Texas world's bid way is really making some moves. He has moved up from twenty first into eighth position. Good run by Kuku. We have one car slowing down dramatically up at turn number four. Again. That's uh. Again, that's elbow likely who was coming down the back straightaway. Just came off turn number two has been getting it on and suddenly just fell off the pace and went down on the dirty look for a moment as always gotta stop in the back spread. But he's lead. Coast all the way around the track, and he is going to make it into the pits. The average speed at thirty laps one hundred sixty four six three four miles per hour. And that is not a record. The record is one hundred seventy two five to four by buddy. Baker. The giant Charles Carolina will be at Daytona next week. Elmo Langley's car has gone behind the wall alma Langley, number sixty four but has not gone back to the garage area. Just behind the concrete. Meanwhile, number ninety one Anderson, California racer, Johnny Anderson. His car has pulled behind the wall. And now back behind the chainmail fencing is going to the garage area as a retiree car number ninety one. Radiate Ronca is losing pressure cloud repair to get back in the race. Doctor the tower it's still Bobby Isaac and flood as they complete thirty eight laps this time with Richard petty still hanging on they're ready to laugh. A couple of automobiles coming across the line. Dick may Brownsville New York and Paul jet of San Antonio, Texas, as they will in turn one as number one Richard said, he goes high in the group petty is always as we watch him going into turn number one. And he goes much higher into that groove. As Isaac Isaac goes down to the Monem, Betty tries to slingshot in between them and and below him. As they go on to number two, but can't make it in the back straightaway. You could put a blanket over them as they go into number three. Here's petty swinging to the outside. We may have changed. I moved out of the lower group and Richard petty just close his doors off as it goes around and turn over three. Here's Cutty moving to the wall now. Yes, maybe a Karnik separation that the reason is Bobby Isaac's is heading for the pets is heading down pit road as Richard Richard petty streaks across the stock finish line thirty. Eighty seven laps down the leader Isaac has now pitting. Here's Bobby Isaac coming in. Let's see what they go for rubber. They have said the dodgers would have to be changing retires the two pliers as well as the right rare. Here's Harry Hyde looking onto the front of the car. Loti parrot the gasman putting appeal to are. And they're changing only right side rubber on Bobby Isaac's car. They had talked about going all the way around. We'll see what petty does the dodgers which go a little harder into the turns have been wearing down rubber on both the right front and the left front and here is is it back in the race. Once again, a real quick stop in twenty six and a half seconds in the actually, but Harry Hyde said, they do he's gonna stop on thirty eighth lap seventy six miles, but he figured they go around eighty five miles on. But they wanted to stop earlier. I it was scheduled right on right on schedule. No caution thus far in the race action. Intern number one many ways to get James Hilton going to turn number one does not make it goes to the inside. It's James Hilton Benny Parsons Larry Smith in that order. They go down into turn number two Hilton still has his at this point fourth fourth place position as they go down the back straightaway, Parsons still. Try to make that move on Hilton. As they go into turn number three. But do pop colic is really having a door to door panel on afternoon Parsons on hill to that a battle riverside last week. And they bring it lot on the Texas continuing. Now, they come off turn number four this time Helton riding in the lead parts is trying to get around on he's knocking on the door as they come off before that is the battle for fifth position Hilton his intent than here comes Larry Smith out of seven he goes by the fix place Piran challenges as they move around this way Texas world speedway. Richard petty has just pitted it Aeneas chain retires both tires as well as the rear tire on the right side. And he is back in the rates time on that thirty three seconds thirty three seconds for three tires, Dale Inman. The crew chief Richard Petty's cousin. We asked him about this business changing three times. We're wearing to right to two right side and left front and on the Chevrolets and the board where do rise I left rear. That's the way. It's always been. So is going to be. I don't know we might change retired. I I'm just reading if there's not a caution. I don't score. Now, we're running. So they've changed three tires. Bobby? Allison is now in and they're changing right side rubber on Allison's car and adding fuel and they are not jacking the left side. But see if they got that gas cap on guess, they did is they came out and everybody now coming in under green. Here's a micro. And David Ray Boggs. Ben, aren't let's get a time on those nineteen seconds on Bobby never real foot one. Everybody now coming in Larry Smith running. So well here today is pulling his car in Joe for sun moving in j d mcduffie outfitting his automobile, the pitstops beginning to pick places we're up to forty two laps throwing Richard petty. As the leader Alison in second that will change. Now, you're field champion. Crawling down in the pit row. Very slowly. We'll wait for an official rundown. After all of these cars that come in and move back on this beautiful two miles speedway. If you have never seen ran next racing superspeedway and here in the Texas area by all made plan. Again, you're in December. This has to be just about the most competitive track ever built. It is just super fantastic. Here is kind of a forty two Monte Robbins, the country singer out of Franklin Tennessee, bringing his dodge in writing with running very strong and a real race between James Hilton and Benny Parsons, the teammates in the pop car who've been swapping she analysts after note and bang each other around the tracker now on pit road. Then he down to our right James Hilton on our let's go to Jerry. Smith right now Langley car number sixty four broken up at this moment, not getting back again. They're showing as later with forty three complete copy Isaac pitstops are continuing here. This is the point where they come in for fuel and here is a rundown forty laps. The forty lap run down at four cards wanting to leave laughing at pitstops began Cicely Gordon now coming in. Walter Ballard is on the Texas driver Cadigan fraud. Alison Chevrolet and second job us on him. Third Isaac in fourth Isaac have been the first come in take on fuel and rubber them running bit. The lap back with James Hilton with six Benny Parsons seven Larry Smith running eight was Kuku Marlin ninety Jackie Oliver and ten see garden. Here's Jackie Oliver now bidding junior. Don, Levy car. We still have a race in and out of the fifth with James Hilton Benny hardens they both came into gather all dropped about the same time off the Jackson down the road. They went there. Still run a busy. Yet James Hilton sharing some of the petty crew today and Eddie Allison is working with him on that automobile. And a lot of these guys are grouping up to assistant pitstops less Colby. Richard children's and Kuku Marlin have all contributed to men eat put together one good crew, and they are pitting those three automobiles children's Kuku violent, and let's kill from Paris, Ontario. Canada speaking Pooku, Marlin who has been running up the eight position his automobile is now on pit road. And it's light side rubber the speed at forty laugh on sixty four point eight five four that is at. The. Forty lap run down eighty miles. And that is not a record sixty four eight five four they are still off the Mark. Let's go out of extract where there's a car in trouble and pick him up. We'll be very slowly down the backstretch is one automobile. And it looks to me one of the Texas cars coming down a little early, and that's level sixty one Clarence level of Houston, Texas, even running a strong race all afternoon to Mattie. He might have to go behind the wall. We'll keep an eye on him. He's gonna make into the bits. Okay. Get plenty of steam as he comes out of turnover. Three lead automobile. Bobby Isaac Richard petty second Alison third percent fourth joined has been a lifetime. They've had to pit under green. There has been no caution as yet of the speedway and fewer cars than ever have dropped out. Number seventeen. Dalton of Asheville North Carolina now fit routed here. Soccer hall, Las Vegas, Nevada, the dentist bringing his car in a little work on the front end of that automobile. Now limping ad is the Clarence. Car. The great star. The Houston speedway Meyer speedway in Houston, Texas car. Number four big John Sears of North Carolina making his pitstop the action continuing around the speedway from Texas world speedway. This is the motor racing network. You won't want to miss the five day sale happening. This black Friday through November twenty seventh at your local O'Reilly auto parts store during these five days only O'Reilly auto parts will offer incredible sale prices on products. Your vehicle uses everyday stock up and save big on maintenance chemicals, motor oil wiper blades, tool sets and more O eilly auto parts, better parts, better prices every day. Parts. Restrict to the modem Phillip would soon. Open the official live NASCAR Sonoko mix performance meals for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the trend whether you pulled up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being at the track on race day this tax. They're gonna come up with Sonoko me Certes complete sang cannon Sonoko fuel. And he's down Wayne control soon of me to be the fueled peachy going capture. The essence of reason film with the official fuel of NASCAR sooner. Wendell Scott up. Danville. Virginia has been in his automobile. So has Vic may Brownsville the organic valley, Texas, Ray Williams of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Also is back on pit row number sixty one going down the road and heavy firing Clarence levels automobile about the problem was there, and I think just ran out of gas. And he's having a rough time getting started their personally mall. Evidently did not have a primer to where he can. Elmo Langley later on riverside at him, no points. Nick Brown started his car out there week ago, and he s behind the wall already today, they're still working on his car hoping to get back into the comp. Number two. Richard came out of the pits with a seven second lag between behind Bobby Isaac see now takes the lead as they go into number three ISAACs is now at Betty's tale. Let your petty riding. I thought of ESPN dodge right now, he's put about to Carling separation between himself and Bobby Isaac. They move into the West End of the speedway. They move into turn over four right now clear sailing Daba Quaid them, and let's see if ISAACs is going to try and take the leap back Bobby pulls up without a car link 'cause they move at the start finish line. Again, Clarence level is in the pits and car number ninety Jackie Oliver's Kerr, apparently broke one of the hood pins, and they're still working practically on the hood of his automobile, which is directly behind the white and red number. Oh, six of Neil castles. Here's an interval for Marvin patch, five and a half seconds all separate the to dodgers. And Allison looks like Dallas Dana near a little bit. But that's five and a half seconds between the third and fourth place car and eighteen and a half between fourth and fifth. That's how we have it now eighteen and a half between fourth and fifth. Jackie Oliver goes back into the automobile race, we're showing fifty one laps complete one hundred two miles down with Richard petty in front by less than a second over Bobby Isaac as they scream out of turn number four and complete fifty two laps one hundred four miles down for those two automobiles the third place car Alison now coming by. We'll check the interval again to see if he's catching that Chevrolet up. With those dodge automobiles heavy traffic still on. On the speedway fourth-place automobile. Now coming down out of the turn that we have another car, but we pit road Neil castle. Stop on road seems to be a lengthy one. There's rainwater there hosing down the front of Neal's car number forty five. Leroy, our borough is retiring LeRoy opera in the porter for prepared by Bill Seaford and skyline. North Carolina is out of the race. Leroy, we're going behind the wall, look like rabbit got the best that the Royal borough beaten by Jack rabbit today, which jumped right up in automobile. And we will I guess one rabbit for his effort at Texas world speedway in the five hundred today. Bad break for one of the greatest drivers in the history of the sport on the backstretch, it still Patty an Isaac going out if they come around and completely fifty three laps this time. They log on one hundred six miles. What a bad rake for LeRoy opera client, awfully hard to pull it together. And it's just not his day. This. Day Li opera out of the race. Just after making the one hundred mile Mark in the event. Leroy, retiring said to the other day, the things seem to be going better all the time. You know, the harder. You look like you can get everything really working for you. So that's what we're doing. Right now, we work. Where'd you find that hat? I give one of these Mexican guys to books to go down to one of these doors, and I told him he could sell them out here for ten dollars piece if he hadn't been to raise dragging he brought about ten and sold him. So he was happy. The hats have become the bogey, and they get to the beach with those hats, they're going to be stars all of them. Interesting brims down the main straightaway. Come Cicely, Gordon Joe for go right in there battling and heavy traffic. Here's Richard children's being passed inside outside as he came across the line. Let's Kobi's car. The Canadian car is now on pit road. Here is James Hilton coming by with Larry Smith attached, right? The history of bumper Richard petty out in front and pulling away by now six link. That's the biggest lead. He's enjoyed today. Bobby Isaac still holding out a second place with Bobby Allison running Spong third and fourth is Joe frisson for sawn coming in here with a fresh engine and already for the beaches. Well, let's wish him well today and that whole crew Joe persona golden valley. Minnesota running in fourth position. Fifty three laps down working the fifty four at the present time. Teddy still in front writ Duda. We've been watching Richard teddy here as e slowly lynxes his. Lied Ken squire over Bobby Isaac's as they came out of the pits. There was a seven second differential in as we want him here. He gains just about a half a second a lap. Now Isaac moving up as they come down here in turn number one. But Richardson seems to have just more of the horses after that pitstop is they come around here. Ken battle not only between two great drivers. Bobby Isaac and Richard petty between two great cruise the Harry, Hyde crew and Dale Inman and company battling here in the pits today to get those cars service and back in this race to dodge automobiles the S P dodge of Richard petty, and the K and K dodge, Bobby Isaac runny nose to positions Marvin pants. I like to add some to the Harry Hyder K K pity alone engine a blown engine and turt- one. It looks to me Marty Robbins has turned number one. He blows an engine going into turn Wani's down low in the grew all on the track though on the track is he comes down here. What's the white smoke billowing out from behind that? Maroon and iridescent green car is he comes down into the Enfield down below. Oh, turn number two. Marty Robbins is retired for the day pulls end into the traffic area. Some oil down low in the group and back to radio control yellow is on the speedway caution for the first time today and comes in the fifty six laugh as they complete fifty six caution is out. It's tiny Lund goes on the yellow is on the track for the first time in the race just to finish up. What I had to say about the Harry, hi troop out of seven men. They only have three that aren't crippled up either a bad backs or or jumping off diving boards and getting hit Ken and things like that. Harry says you by the time it gets the beach e hopes he has some men left under caution for the first time in the Lone Star five hundred from Texas world speedway break for Richard petty adjust came into the pits. He missed his and spun completely around he's one hundred and eighty degrees backwards on pit road faced right nose to nose against Bobby Isaac's car. They did not come in contact. Here's Isaac coming back on the rack. He has an advantage here. You're coming out. Alison is. Tires. We are under caution at Texas world speedway. Here's Richard petty getting turned around and he's coming back out Richard petty spinning as he gained pit road and jarring gasoline nine as he moves down and goes on track. There's a hold out on the end pit road petty catching up with Isaac. He can't get out here and turn up one the pit exit has a stop sign up. Now, he let's Richard antics out. But he had them all locked up your James Hilton, the Bobby Isaac's, and Richard petty because of the traffic he would not let them out on the track can and Richard petty now made up that differentials they came out here under the yellow along bit role. I have literally over who is just a few moments ago caused by a Jack rabbit of all things what happened. Well, you know, he's running pretty good run along fifth late and little Jack rabbit tread, our remnant I left and he made it on to win the second time game. He didn't make it. You know, I got the feeling so bad about it. I just marked cards. Well, was there was there any kind of a feeling as far as impact is concerned? But object small well, actually, I read it. But that was what happened? I believe engine broke Bushrod are about it went dimension. So we went ahead put it on the wall looking forward to Donut on certain cars, run real good here. He really surprised because it's not near as we thought. It was going to be let's go back to the dour games choir. One of the greatest LeRoy labral, Columbia, South Carolina out with Jack rabbit problems Marty Robbins exploded, an engine in the fifty six lap and brought out or in the fifty fifth for him. Brought out the caution for the first time in the race mardi hasn't had the best of luck. Here of recent the other day in practice. He had some problems Matia Robbins will be with us in just a moment to talk about that. As Dave Marcus comes out on the speedway. Richard Brooks comes up. Jay thomas. Here's joel. Sawn Charlie Roberts of Anniston Alabama coming out Jackie Oliver has been for rubber. He's coming back out as well. As Benny Parsons automobile. We are still under caution at Texas world speedway. After with one more lap in them. The caution will be brought in and green flag will be out. Once again, they're address if it's passed Bobby Allison took on four tired while Isaac in petty took on their usual change. I think three on one to on the other and Petty's car was sitting backwards in the bed. And when he came in. There is some water from everybody cooling down the radio you locked up a rear wheel end spun around but didn't hurt him. Now. Just messed up the routine of the pit crews had to run around the opposite inside the car, but he got off in good shape. So everybody's ready to go David Ray Boggs and Larry Smith, and I'll pitting we have apparently one more lap under yellow, and then they will be underway. Marty Robbins on what has been happening to him since he's been here. You know? I just noticed it a big long run run across. The shattered. You know, I thought it was a was a jet somewhere in open way off in the distance. And I looked they know as just a big white. They went to grad ran across the wind chill. I said to myself that my fast yet. And. Bobbins thought he saw jet going up over the second turns it was a crack in the windshield. And he had a missile whole morning practice while he ran in town to put another windshield in that dodge automobile pitstops are continuing edn agree is in here is Richard Brooks, porterville, California. Jay Thomas of Christians, Berg, Virginia and petty is back in taking on left side rubber right behind him as well. Gordon and the petty crew is sharing time with see-saw Gordon's crew this afternoon, I may have told you incorrectly. A moment ago James Hilton that was wrong. They're sharing the the fifth of the Collins and Aikman car couple of the petty crew tried to help see so Gordon here this afternoon who's been running so well only Grand National standings, currently he's number two in the second leg of the Winston series. And he is number five overall in the Winston Grand National series for nineteen seventy-two see, so Gordon, divorced you North Carolina. Now back on the speedway. David Ray Boggs. Also pulling out we have four year with sixty laugh rundown. One hundred twenty miles showing petty as the leader is again, second dodge automobiles wanted to the Chevrolet. Bobby allison? Third Joe for San running four then running fifth a lap. Back was Benny Parsons in the car number seventy two the popcorn. Mercury running. The six pot was the Ford of Larry Smith Lenore North Carolina running seventh was to Marlin of Columbia tenancy in a Chevrolet running eight was James Hilton driving four to the pop cola team running ninth at that time was current over forty five which was LeRoy Yarbrough now out of the race and running in the tenth position was car. Numbered to the number two showing up for the first time today, Dave Marcus of wausau, Wisconsin, Bobby Isaac has again been in the pits taken on right side rubber again. That's a good great this caution. Evidently, he got one out of balance the game in the same time, gone left side. And evidently, there's something wrong with that the first tires put on so he did change right side. Again, Monte Robbins car which brought out the first caution in the Lone Star five hundred at Texas world speedway has now been evacuated from the first or an area brought around it's down at turn a way. On the grass and the pitstops continue for wendall, Scott or Clarence mumble. Frank, Warren, Neil castles, all pitting their automobiles. Here's part of thirty two coming in next Jimmy win California racer Joe for sun a week ago two weeks ago, and we saw a Michigan. We did not expect to see him here. He wasn't coming to riverside at engine trouble and wasn't expected to be back for a while. We asked you how he got the Texas interrupt. Your number one the pit exit is blocked down here car number eight edn agree. It conquer North Carolina came down the pit ex Stewart the exit Stewart here picnics at road came out with a stop sign. It was going changed into stop is a great tried to exit hit lane. He did a hundred eighty degree turn. And he's broadside in the picks down here. Arguing with the pit store hands gone up and down screaming back and forth. Fit Stewart now as the go sign up has the cars exiting our number twenty five now coming around. Jay Thomas Christian. Virginia. Now, the tow truck out here right in the middle of Fidel exit agrees still have ended out with a bit Stewart not happy at all as he came down here. Tried to get back out on the track reaches in now gets his helmet. Throws his helmet jams it down through the window and they're back in the car up. Now, manually the tow truck coming up to get an agrees car. He is a very very unhappy. Man here Texas world speedway Joe for son's automobile you're talking about and he was running so well up in fourth spot. And let's find out how we did get to Texas. Well, we just about didn't make down here for wouldn't have been for a couple of good people. Help us out with some money to get an engine together. We wouldn't have been here who helped you one of the fellows back home has got a business back home. And he had heard on the radio that Michigan was probably going to be our last race unless we got some help. And he just wrote a check to help get an engine going some pretty good people around racing are through chill for sure. Joe Prasada golden valley. Minnesota let's go back to Fritz Duda for more on EDNA agreed situation down here at the end of the road. We can expect a yellow condition to stay out. I think Ken because of the condition on exit the Stewart now running out, and he's got the sign up in the that says go we can't help, but comment that he waves with his hand saying go on the one hand and his Negra come out came out of the pit row he was waving him on. And then he turned the sign around the red side of the sign which said stop the gray hit the brakes did a one eighty spun sideways and could not get the car. Started again part of the front car came in contact with the interior pity exit wall. Here agree is now sitting on the back of the tow truck the tow truck now pulling the car out of the pit road stored. Most named back on agree at a healthy argument with a sturdy, he's not very happy at all. He turns around and gives him a little more of his mind is they go through into the interior behind pit road back to radio control to be a very interest. Interview for Jerry Smith momentarily here at the Texas world speedway adn agrees trying to berate is being brought back at the grease chronic rate back behind the wall after problems coming down pit road on a sign. Here's number eight. The brought back to the garage. You just heard from junior Johnson a moment ago. Junior course, getting ready to go to Daytona Beach next week to run that four hundred miles, and we asked one of the great champions of NASCAR racing now the car builder Bobby Allison's fast and fleet Chevrolet now he liked to four hundred mile race. Like next to the Daytona Beach is compared to a five hundred. Shorter race. Anytime you dodge are you gonna finish race? If it's short and long races. Are you sort of have to give up speed to be able to finish along long races? Not lack to give up speed. That's for sure dune. You're never did like to give up speed and his cars have always run right up there in front. Bobby Allison is currently running in the front position after this rash of pitstops. We've had a Texas world speedway. For showing Allison the junior Johnson prepared Chevrolet in front with second place. Joe percents carnivore eighteen third Richard petty fourth number seventy one Bobby is again, fifth number seventy two any Parsons a lap down number forty eight James Hilton is in additional service on his automobile busy hot bay here at Texas world speedway. It's been real. The reason for Alison leading at this time on mid spouts. Alison four tires if you remembered his first and only stop under the caution and both petty an ID made two separate stops. So that's the reason for the difference in positions on the restraint. At the Texas world speedway. Think we're getting ready for green. We'll be going back under green shortly here. The Texas five hundred Sunday, December third, and it'll tell you a little bit more about that. It's going to be another dandy race Bill. France senior is here with us for just a moment. Haven't seen you for a day or two, sir. How you doing great race here today? I've been doing pretty good Ken, I've been in Washington, and I visited our great friend governor Wallace. And he's listening to the broadcast. He says give all those folks down in Texas and all over the country, my bet. Okay, Bill looks like we've got a great race here. And of course, next week the biggest independence day celebration in America. We'll be down there Daytona. Well, we're aware head on advanced ticket sales. And I know that we're going to have the biggest crowd ever for sure we're just about ready to go back agree, and we hope to get a chance to talk with Bill France again momentarily, but she wanted to the play by play for a minute here. With a come down. We have our number is it. Forty five started. Saint here. But they wanna make Florida was the grand marshal today breaks outed. Brought if they wanna turn on his Bobby Allison Allison taking number one Joe for sewn running second Richard petty gonna make a move on personas. He goes into the inside coming out of turn number two petty right up behind Melissa. I have a car link separate Portola for Sahlin petty petty now on the inside is they go into three lot of charge by Richard petty. As they move into turn three sweeps to the inside moves around Joe for sauna now. Richard petty has his sights set on Bobby Allison in the coke machine is a move to turn over four Allison comes down swingset out against the wall petty now, maybe ten car links behind these picking up speed and gaining on him as a head to you can't wire he's done Richard petty on the move petty pulling up on Allison Joe facade running third. The make up some time now wings under Jackie Oliver goes under tiny London, turn one. Turn number one. It's Richard still some maybe ten twelve links behind Bobby Allison Allison running in first place petty and second Joe for sewn in third as I go around turn to petty trying to make a move as he goes down that back straightaway. Slowly, but surely inches up on Bobby Allison is there into turn number three tournament. Three at petty has cut it for maybe ten Karlic separation down to about five. Now, Alison is bound to see moving up in that rear view mirror, and Richard petty has the charge on the coke machine down. They come to turn over four Allison moving away petty typing the gap that come to the start finish line. Richard is about three Carling's behind one hundred forty two five hundred miles complete and here comes petty charging out of the back end Allison Chevrolet, deter number one petty left puts try to hit that lead away from that beautiful red and gold Coca Cola Chevrolet, Bobby Allison is they come around to a number two, Richard. Now goes to the inside is it goes down the back straightaway. It's now three now maybe two car links as they go into turn. Number three Richards gonna make a move on. Bobby Allison, Betty at this rate should be catching Alison as they come back by that stock punish line Alison down to the low grew this time Richard rides a little bit high. Maybe two car like separate a majo- result is doing a great job. He's only about five Carling's behind running at third position. Betty moves it up he's less than a car length behind Ozzy charges on Allison moved to turn one Chevrolet brunt dodge in seconds. They complete seventy three now Bobby Allison in Broderick petty. Hang light to it on here. Kill persona three car battle free cars between turn number one and turn number two Allison petty and for sown as they come out at turn number one. Turn number two, rather Richard petty. Now goes to the inside he's going to try to make that move on. Bobby Allison as they go down the back straightaway. Personas right behind Betty is go into three Joe Brisson hooked on Richard petty drafting now personas coming down under Neath, Richard petty. He's less than a car link behind just about a car lake separate the first week edition. But coke machine is a leader, Richard petty and the dodge. Here's petty to the inside and Richard got outdoor both the doorpost battlers. They meet the kin as they come late. Seventy four Richard petty has delayed the SP dodge Jonathan. Persada in their tight. And here comes Isaac is cleared out of all the lap prize. He's wedding Jesper second down out in front here. In the Lone Star five hundred college station, Texas is car number forty three Richard petty. Action at turn one is jewelry. Personas now pass. Bobby Allison for second place. Allison now draft any trying to get second place back as they come around here. Alison, right on his tail they actually meshed the little metal as they came around inter into turn number one. But Joe result. Now running second pays back to the tower. And let's go on pit road. Jerry smith. I have been with me. Now Marty Robin who's at a long walk back, buddy. What happened while I had the left front blow out just coming into turn bored of it? It went too late to get into the fifth, and I couldn't get slow down jail. They went to pieces in his whole line and the radiator hose throat. Mardi did. Well and qualify about the truck and dishes today. Well. Author. I get some, but I hadn't really worked up too much of a swing yet. Because it hasn't been running the car near as hard as I had been qualified, and I had real good oil pressure and oil was down about forty to fifty waters into about two hundred to really in good shape. But you know, it's one of those things, I guess, okay. Marty was the Daytona back to the tower. We still have a tremendous race going on in his petty. It is still for second. Bobby Allison might behind him in third and Bobby Isaac has been pulling up. Here comes Elmo Langley back in the race. He's been out a lot of laps. And he is coming back on the track as Neil Catholic behind the wall. Neil castles is now retiring car number six he is out of the race soapy castles takes his car back. So he'll below it up in Daytona Beach, Florida with they'll race on Tuesday the fourth of July. Lead automobile petty. We'll get the interval between first and second spot this five they show seventy eight laps complete seventy eight complete here. One hundred and fifty six miles down working on lap number seventy nine. It's Richard petty all-time Grand National winner who's already collected over one hundred thousand dollars this season. He and Bobby Allison have made that Mark. Those are the Grand National tour, which is making it sixteen meet here at college station, Texas this afternoon seventeenth will be a tone of the fourth of July and the eighteenth Natal be Larry carriers break crack in Bristol, Tennessee on July tonight. It's a few second separation between the first one second place runner between petty and the Chevrolet. The Coca Cola car of Bobby Allison third. Joe Persson fourth is Isaac input. Benny parsons. Lead automobile with a two second bandage, Patty. We have another car on pit road. Pulling down there now is decay. Alridge Amman row, North Carolina. The a one off parts car seventy lamp rundown. Look like this Alison then in front, petty and second persona and third and fourth was Isaac the speed at the seventy laps was one hundred forty one point two one six miles per hour. That was at seventy laps and that is off the record established by buddy Baker back in nineteen sixty nine wanting and fifth spot at seventy laps one hundred forty miles. Then he Parsons lap down. Then in the six position was Kuku Marlin running seventh with James Hilton eight was running the ninth position was the car number ninety two Larry Smith and running in intent was car number Seventy-three being driven by Richard Spartanburg, South Carolina. Bobby Isaac is flat. Kennedy. Don, he's the fastest thing on the race track of the present time holder of world records as Bonneville. L and Alabama has creamed through automobiles the moment of second place. But he challenged right now in turn to in latte. Number eighty as I come around, turn number two persona and Allison right up behind ISAACs again is running in second position. Alison persona. Follow him. I did turn number three. I'll be Isaac's almost a straightaway behind the leaders a moment ago is really getting it on his Kim squire said he's probably the fastest track. Right now, he's beginning to pull away from Allison. There should be not too much of the separation between himself and Richard petty. At the Richard is they moved to turn over one thirty one laps complete and that to the story of other three second lead for Richard petty. And that is the story is trying to close on him. Now, we're showing eighty to complete that is eighty two complete working the eighty third lamp with Richard petty and front it is Isaac in second. Find a break away from Bobby Allison's Chevrolet break that graph. It gives some advantage. And he seems to be doing going down in turn number three right now. He's. Getting some of the slower traffic, but hanging onto the draft is Alison address on two or three cadre will run better. Normally just a single after the case here right now is is a Twix. Authored Boyd continues to close the gap. Richard petty three. Second advantage belongs to penny Isaac insect. And here is A two car drafting enjoyed by Joe Poussin and fourth and Bobby Isaac running the for some against look brave going down inside and turn one. We've been watching back back in the pack as they come across the start finish line all day long here Jimmy hill, then Larry Smith have been locked up in a draft. And now Jackie Oliver joins them as those three cars back running about six seven eighth position as they come down here into turn number one. Now Jackie Oliver now get Filori Smith Oliver now drafting Jimmy Hilton as they go into turn number one back to radio control. We'll continue to check the interval between first and second place. Here's Pettis dodge coming to cross and Isaac stodgy Marvin batch we've been checking the last couple after ten petty seemed to be home to three and a half second lead over is eight. But both those cars are stretching the lead between the second and third place. Cars are getting away from Allison and Persson till they're both run about the same speed of dodgers, sir. Both run very very much sci-fi too wet and see here. We'll keep close. I it's a real battle up in front as Bobby Isaac continues to be a contender to. Win this race from the second time he and petty are both previous winners here at Texas world speedway. Turn number three for song gets a little cross up almost. The car the control puts it back in the center grieve and brings it around. Driving Big Joe, he almost had tragedy. But he comes on across the finish line back to you Ken, the cement man from golden valley. Minnesota in trouble and he's come off the pace considerably now. Eighty lap rundown. One hundred sixty miles with petty and fraud Isaac and second Alison in third and fourth a lap back in fifth. Benny Parsons, then running in the six position to whom Arlen of Columbia, Tennessee, and the Chevrolet running seven spot is James Hilton running in eighth spot is Larry Smith running night is Dave Marcus and running tempting to see. So Gordon, so the big move made in a race continues to be that done by the fourteen automobile of Kuku Marlin who started twenty first in the automobile race Kuku now running in the six position Marvin patch. Petty has Fritz leadoff out four seconds. Now, this time gen and Allison since he got rid of for some of the internet's most live is trying to get back with with ID and take advantage of his drafty trying real hard just been diving in the corners doing his best to catch. Bobby Isaac playing catch up against Richard petty here at Texas world speedway. Working the eighty six lap eighty six for the race. This is Jerry Smith with Bill Koby council so pay what happened out there today? Thank we lost a hit gas getting we got pretty high debt. The first time I've ever had any problem with cars. I'm sure did the head gasket or something to water good. The heat of the day amid a difference to you. I don't think so we run in this kind of weather a lot. I don't think he bother anybody edited. By the me, I think nitro strat you'll event on it. I'd like to out. Okay. Don't pick out holds another car guys'll the doctor the against wire she'll be castles won the constellation race. They had a twenty four constellation ratio yesterday and syllabi one and tiny Lund came all the way from the rear by twenty four th position and finished in second right behind him. It was here raising ten Lapper one hundred twenty three point eight two old mile per hour average for eighty laughs one hundred sixty miles. The record was established by buddy Baker in nineteen sixty nine at one hundred sixty seven four nine zero. So there's no practice in new record here at this. Mark today, Richard petty and brought Bobby Isaac in second. And Jackie Oliver has just retired the English driver in junior. Don, Levy, car has just gone back behind the wall. Jackie Oliver's machine is out of contention for this day battle continues to be up front with first place automobiles still Richard petty and the second-place automobile continuing to be Bobby Isaac in the interval remains three seconds between. In the first and second place runners dick may is on pit road. The hood is up on his automobile. The attrition rate is down. Some I believe isn't it promote we've had before. Let's check with our statistician. Bob latchford. How many cars now out of the race checking the sheet, and we're showing eight automobiles down eight down at eighty laugh sand that is not a record either way cars out will total eleven at least number. That's why we've had eight cars out here. The car's retiring EDNA agree is coming back on the track. So we're out of seven cars out of the race. Had agree is back in action in car number eight Bill Shiraz out. One Kozlowski Anderson is out Johnny Anderson from California LeRoy opera has retired Marty Robbins blew an engine bring out the first caution of the race which was out for nine laps. Neil castles out of the race. And Jackie Oliver has also retired from the Lone Star five hundred today. Ninety laps one hundred eight. Eighty miles are now complete. That's the number of cars a total of cars out at this point seven automobiles in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine at this time. There were ten cars up and last year. There were eleven cars up. There was no race here in one thousand nine hundred seventy still petting him fraud, Dr St. no of Las Vegas Nevada has brought Karner five back on the road, and they're servicing. The automobile doesn't look like tires. It's just a matter of cooling the car down. They're putting the water hose to the radiator on that car to try to give that one a little break in this heat this afternoon, Texas world front running car, Richard petty going down into turn number three. Betty's got the track all himself. He's been moving real well third three and four even when he was in heavy traffic, he maneuvers anywhere. He wants to this an easy tractor-driver. So that we come into owner in the race. Ear thinking can great review mechanic's pit crews the workday. John on the engines to put these cars out in and run them seven thousand rpm, the tool bore like they've been doing all day and have few Clinton the break as we have this afternoon. This job by the drivers and fit through tobacco tower as he wasn't nineteen seventy-one here in nineteen seventy-two. Richard petty is leading ninety laps one hundred eighty miles Richard petty in front with Bobby Isaac this time in second in both of them hoping to come through with a victory today. They both want previously. If is accused win it would be in the different winner in as many races, mama Grand National circuit of NASCAR last week in riverside, California. Ray elder the great west coast driver winning riverside for the second time fantastic race for him as well as Benny Parsons who play second in that event. Still. It is the Chevrolet of Alison in third Joe for Sonnen fourth. Benny Parsons today is running in fifth spot in the pot full of mercury autumn. Mobile. Mighty to working ninety three lamps here this afternoon with petty in front we ask Dale Inman. What was the preparations? They were going through this morning when they got here at six thirty and went to work. We try look the car we went through the car pretty good. But raise more, we'll go look and see everything stealing all intact, and checkup you bolts that the one that are critical dot com and loose and the we're we're we're pretty good shape for the right? But everything it can be checked. We've done checked. We'll double check again, the more view of the items. That's how they do it. And that's how they went raise his Dale in the cousin of Richard petty and crew chief on the deal, which is currently running in I maintain a three second advantage over second-placed, Bobby Isaac. And we'll check that interval again right now with Marvin Panch, this is rare some very rare you say there's four and a half seconds separation between first and second and also four and a half seconds between second third so they're evenly split up. There. Dropping another second and a half behind the front running car. The latest report on interval is Bobby Isaac automobile here Henley, gray of Georgia, pinning his car, the Ford Thunderbird and decay Alridge Amman row North Carolina in the one outta parts car afford is also bidding and both cars, and I'll go back to the Garard decay. Already number forty and Carney, biking Henley, gray the plunder bird. Both pulled out of the Lone Star five hundred here in Texas world speedway at the same time in what the leaders are showing as their ninety third lap of competition competition. Still mighty strong Alison still running strong third place this afternoon. We asked Bobby what they were doing to be competitive against the sweeter dodge automobile massage and the chassis a little bit. And we know we've got all in the engine. We can get I guess juniors looked after that personally. And I guess we're as much as we can get engine-wise. So now. We're trying to smoothie chessy out a little that's Bobby Allison third-place are in the coke machine. Here at Texas world speedway. Richard petty is in the lead Bobby Isaac in second. Bobby Allison third. Minnesota's Joe frisson is fourth of Michigan. Benny Parsons is running and fed on the board. We have penny in front by what was born and a half seconds Marvin. How does it stand? Now. Five seconds Betis being just a little bit on. I've got Jackie Oliver jacket gigabyte of. Never what is the cutting that you today, Jack, you the passcode going into the second turn. And they still the instantly changed yesterday said the was very well. Tonight. What happened actually what I think of pissed the flu trying this new four. Genetically added to considerable amount of fish. What's next on the agenda project? Type. The dividend kind of H next Tuesday. Tuck and gonna play the catch can also add before we go back up that read at the moment Lee, ROY Yarbrough is standing by to relieve you'll fifty two seconds dower. It's Tuesday the fourth of July Jackie Oliver next inches up to sink in Grand National competition at Daytona Beach, Florida Richard petty now running out in front stretching his late at the moment over Bobby Isaac. That moment is the ninety six lap of competition. Here this afternoon with us down to one hundred ninety two miles complete. They're working ninety seven that the president time Richard petty as qualified on the pole the last two times out here for this race today last week in riverside, California. We asked Richard had there been a shakeup random on North Carolina's two why this car was now up on the poles. Exactly the same as veteran trying to get rid of. Step away. We've got the same people doing the same job read this time right here back near before. So we're trying not to change it with this thing that will work to bad luck. And it will be back going. They're going strong right now looking for their second win here at this speedway. Wendall Scott is now fitting number thirty four the danville. Virginia elder state with over fifty years of age instilling Grand National competition and Elmo Langley automobile is also on pip roll the rundown has petty dodge in front Isaac dodge in second Chevrolet running third. Alison, fort dodge, Joe facade and fifth at the present time is Benny Parsons, pop cola. Mercury. Jerry Smith, again, I've got decay. One of two cars retired moments ago became what happened. Well, pretty good all day mostly testing. Meanwhile, the take getting any trouble on tap noon. Not too bad got bread of. The fit real. Any kind of short on your of water on you when you're hawk now, fails good. Okay. Back to the tower conspire number five doc, plus staying in Las Vegas, Nevada. His seventy Plymouth has just gone behind the wall car number five now out of competition and carnivore eight and the is info right side tires. Wendall? Scott has returned to the automobile race as has Elmo Langley of Landover, Maryland and Charlotte North Carolina front running automobile petty dodge he won here year ago in December trying to win it again last week. He broke a crank at. Riverside, california. Hoping the car stays together goes the distance today. Give him victory number one. Forty six on his victory skiing and Grand National competition. He comes by and completed one hundred third two hundred six mile racing at Texas world speedway on this track. Which is banked the configuration the dogleg everything on it. Seems just perfect for automobile racing. If you've never had a chance to enjoy this tracking you live in his part of the country. We are due to be here in December. And see this is certainly the most competitive track with races around this Michigan. And don't forget that. It comes back in the summer. The Grand National ranks of NASCAR. Coming down out of turn number four lead automobile, Richard petty front runner, and he's coming up on six cars. Six automobiles directly in front of him as petty comes across the line. He's up on about all agree Bank. In the kind of dog leg keeps him up there then down at a twenty two degree banking which sweeps the cars around plenty wide, sixty five feet wide and the turns out of a flat back straightaway. Half mile long with come back up onto another twenty degree banking, intern number three day, Marcus of Oiseaux, Wisconsin. Now pretty. Joe for sound coming in. And we'll keep an eye on him to see if he does take a relief driver. All I Joe personas in. Here's conifer eighteen and the Minnesota rates are comes to a halt looking at car over as you'll recall, yet it sideways, could you you could read the numbers on both sides. You're a little while ago up in the turn. And I think we have a change of drivers. Let's see LeRoy Albro is helping and you're putting a hose on. And that is not change drivers LeRoy reached and grabbed around as if he was going for his gloves or something. But he's usually prepared for things like that. And the garden hose and sprays it on Joe for sawn for Saen back on the speedway once again. Twenty four seconds. Dan, LeRoy started over the guardrail. But he kept his foot on the yard rail because he didn't wanna make committee men over the wall, and he was ready to jump in. But instead they squirted Joe down, and he took off you might be watching this car because they'll probably make a driver change the next. I just have to wait until the pit board is David Ray Boggs of Morrisville North Carolina. They want him on pit road lead automobile Richard petty has just come out of pit road. And he's taking on right side rubber and fuel right side rubber and fuel. They did not go to the left rear not a retired change as they had done. A couple of times previously today completing the job and here is petty back onto way as he relinquishes delayed gives it to Bobby Isaac in the campaign dodge, the dodge is back out in a hurry. Marvin patch twenty two and a half seconds. Ronnie chummy, the Texas driver in the Gordon van loo carnival thirty five is back on fit and Richard Brooks of porterville, California has come. Backout incidentally, Henley gray who went back in the garage area is again out here and badly. Not the Lone Star five hundred Texas world speedway, Ken squire. This is all up in turn for AJ foot. Probably one of the greatest all time drivers in the world sitting up here and one of the motorhomes is very interested. Spectator AJ is here with me right now, we're gonna put the headset on him. And he wants to talk to you a second. Well, I guess the question is AJ. When are we going to see a back on a track? I know everybody in the country wants to know the answer to that one. Yes. AJ when are you going to be back out in racing? Can't it looks like now, maybe I hope to be ready for the Antero five hundred, but we'll just have to wait and see how the cast can they get it off pretty quick within about a month. I tell you. They sure miss you out here. In NASCAR dre national racing. Can I really miss racing with these boys? Brolly some of the finest race drivers in the country. And indeed, it's a great honor just to raise with them. And then I've had some good luck this year in the brakes went my way. And I was lucky enough to win a couple of raising. It was really a great thrill for me and olive oil today was very nice and said they'd be glad when I'm back racing with them. I bet they'll be glad to see you back that me they got a really fight for first place. Again, what about AJ back here on December third at Texas world speedway. I think these folks in Texas, which just love to see you race. Well, it's very possible. Can that? I will be here. I'm gonna try everything in my power to be here. I it looks like it's going to be international. Race. Now, I'm gonna do everything. My parents like I say to be here. Great AJ Poitou, Houston, Texas. Probably the greatest driver of our generation who has to sit this one out and drive the pace car. What's that like AJ to drive a pace car instead of being out there on a race car? I'll tell you cannot proudly dine more up here sitting on number four turn if you can I can see the whole race track from the camper here, and it really hurts. Not to be able to be out there and be helpless like him because how distant be dead. Thank is. After be a cripple. Well, I will be sure to see the Cal five hundred which will be broadcast on this network from Ontario, California that ought to be a super race. But I don't care if it's a mid Eurasian the after dome, the Daytona five hundred or Indianapolis when AJ points, they're you know, you gotta race here right now, we've got a tremendous race for the front running position Isaac and petty continue to get it on Marvin pants while you were talking with a J we had a quite a race through the fence both Isaac and Allison came into fits, and I think fit stop with. Twenty six and a half second. But Allison beat him. Now, he was trailing him as they come in. And you got out ahead of them there on the racetrack. Now, fighting it out. Tune your Johnson crew doing a dandy job with her. Nab and Turkey Minton and the boys Rhonda North Carolina, captain America. Ray Williams, Chapel Hill North Carolina now, pitting EDNA agree is pitted break Warrenville champion and Benny Parsons cars on and we've got a battle going intern number three as the Grand National stars of mass Masdar get it on Texas world speedway. Farney hall. Feel coming down by with Hilton now pitting here is Isaac coming across the third place run around right behind him as Alison MA are running for possession going into turn one and turn one. It's alison. Hi, hiaasen high. Now comes the inside. But body ISAACs gets it on into turn number one between one number one. And number two. He he pulls it out about two three Carling Lee. Now's ISAACs goes down the back straightaway. Alison right behind him. Ouston? Probably now down the back straightaways. They go into turn number three. And Barney all Alison now about two maybe three colleagues behind they have clear sailing for maybe five six hundred yards into turn. Number three is getting it done. He's handled real great all afternoon at here's Alison closing look at Albertson move up his clothes to less than a car. Length is come into turn four Allison rides down against the wall and Isaac towards the start finish line. And you can flyer has they come across Bobby Isaac by three car lengths over Bobby. Allison they wheel in turn number one are using a lot of racetrack. As they move around some floor automobiles. It's cayenne. K died between one and two. And it's the Coca Cola Chevrolet. Bobby Allison is they come up through some traffic. Now slower car on the inside is is goes to the outside. Alison right behind him. Maybe two three Carling separating those two cars down that back straightaway. Isaacs? Now polls it in Allison comes up as they go into three the COPA. She chasing the K K dodges. They moved to turn number three. Now is running up on one of the slower automobiles. Where's it gonna go? He gets up on the loose stuff. All the early then pulls it back down. He almost got a little bit squirrelly thirty squeezed against the wall as they come off turn David Boggs of the car and box moves over and Allison manages to close it up. And Allison time the inside of Isaac Alison going right down the middle. David Ray Boggs was down low and he gets around Isaac Chevy gets it on and turn one turn number one Alison squeezes through just as they come into one between David rape box. Now, he's got that lead over Bobby Isaac's as they come out at two is exposed to the outside. Now is six months back. They come down the back straightaway ISAACs knows detail with Bobby Allison getting on here at Texas world speedway. Here goes the dodge around the outside. Is Allison moved to the inside groove. Bobby Isaac swings around and goes back into the number two position is except for the Senate Ruben again running up on some of the slower traffic as they come at number four it worked to his disadvantage a moment ago. And Allison was able to swing around this time they move over and give him room and there's about five Carleen separating the two moved to you can while Houston, Texas pits. His automobile Isaac is again in front of Bobby Allison going into turn one. We are. We are in lap. One hundred sixteen the cars are working the one hundred seventeen flap lonestar five hundred at Texas world speedway. Great hunter race track. Here in Texas. The one lap down what like this petty wasn't fun Isaac and second Alison third. Fourth was Joel persona and fit the leftback was Benny Parsons than two laps back running in the six position was Kumar. Never cuckoo's really been getting it on. He started twenty years running in the seventh was with James Hilton eight was Larry Smith with a great day going for him. Ninth was day, Marcus and running tenth with Gordon. Here's big John. Sears of elevate North Carolina on pit road. From Texas world speedway. This the motor racing network. What style the American fighting spirit, UC and everything. We are five hundred patriots and veteran strong free clothing manufacturing back to the United States of America, always moving forward. Never retreating never giving up. We are what side and this will defend get yours act one style dot com. Seems it's good. You're the grown grown apart. You know, some some kind of changes always happening. There are plenty of changes in the NASCAR garage twenty eighteen what isn't changing is NASCAR today. Mid day. Keeping you up to date to dry for Japan's to you on the Cup size has been something. I've always wanted to do and to bring the twelve car back. I think he's a pretty big deal. You're midday NASCAR fixes NASCAR today. Mid day. Weekdays here on the motor racing at work. The voice sickness car. Eventually it's going to happen. You'll turn the key. In your engine won't start. Don't lose your ability to get around. Visit a Reilly auto parts for a superstar battery. Whether it's a reliable economy hardworking premium or powerful extreme you'll find it at an everyday low price dove. Let a dead battery slow you down. Visit O'Reilly auto parts better parts, better prices every day. Parts deigned all Carolina that goal metallic silver chronic seven back in the rate. Once again, see Gordon is on the road getting some help from the petty crew with his. Tremendous peration about these guys. They may bang the sheet metal pretty hard at each other. While they're racing pit tremendous help today. A report on that from Jerry Smith. We have a good deal of things happening here. The other good sportsmanship? We've mentioned just moments ago. The fact LeRoy Yarbrough who has retired the race head to another ride, but he hosing down Georgia Jon Benet, taking turn eight the the those guys a little bit of a tool. We report you all the Hemingway paper skipping somewhat like he had broken bells. Ring I'm going to check quite to get back in the race. Look back into the tower. Let's continue or reveal positions and Bobby Allison is back on pit road at left side rubber being taken on that automobile left side rubber on Bobby Allison's car twenty one second. But again that was on schedule. Evidently while he needed less. I remember as all studio you had to come in and get a quick for regular. Let's review some of the positions behind the top ten in eleventh is Richard Brooke supportive ill, California, twelve this blank. Warren of Augusta Georgia thirteenth has been Arnel. Fairfield Alabama fourteen Jay Thomas Virginia running. Fifteenth at the present time is Jimmy wet from California. Running sixteenth on the field is Ray Williams going seventeenth at the present time is the car number seventy seven Charlie Roberts Anniston Alabama eighteen Walter Ballard of Houston, Texas, and the nineteenth position is car. Number ninety one Johnny Anderson of Lancaster, California, Lee changes. There have been several bring you up to date on those. There have been a total this year of eight there were eleven sixty nine and fourteen year ago that was the all time high relief changes in this race. The one hundred ten lap rundown had pennies in fraud Isaac dodge and second Alison running third and Joe for Sodom for j d mcduffie going back on the track running fifth the left back, then he Parsons and the pop cola. Mercury rotting in six was kind of a fourteen Kuku Marlin the Cunningham Kelly Chevrolet, then running relapse back was Larry Smith in the car number ninety two from off Carolina. That the motor lines are wanting to Nate was James Hilton end, the pup coal afford running ninth with Gordon Collins and Aikman car and showing temp Richard Brooks and Spartanburg, South Carolina, j w Taylor and camper car off Seattle, Washington. Those were the front Cam automobiles in the one ten lap rundown. We're now showing one hundred twenty two laps complete one twenty two complete. And there are no new speed records to be established here today. Incidentally, those speed records that were established in nineteen sixty nine we're established with the needle nose winged automobile when they fill the wing and back and the car with which Bobby Isaac went to the Bonneville flats as well as established record at Talladega. Alabama one hundred miles an hour with which they were competing back in sixty nine many Parsons continues to have a great day today currently running into fifth position looking back on any this year. Of course, he had a tremendous race at Daytona five hundred placing four. Day back in Jim Bana this year and then coming down the line on Benny he's had some other excellent finishes. He had a fifth place north wolves for North Carolina this year, then he had fourth place at Darlington. Earlier this year, he recorded a fourth place finish in the world counted, Charlotte and then lively got second place finish Beth for the Grand National circuit at riverside, California. And he's wanting to puff full of your white now fifth victim and looking just terrific. The former great in Arca the automobile racing club of America who having run as part of the second Chalon, not among the top runners in this circuit and would really top dog in Arkansas, and we've kind of wondered if Benny ever wished he was back there still being the champion instead of having to run fourth or fifth. These great Grand National drivers. Not really can't. Because. This is the supreme the ultimate in stock car racing. There's no doubt that NASCAR is number one. There's not even a close number two. It's number one and just being able to raise for these people in the environment teacher around. It's fantastic. It's really great. So I have no regrets whatsoever. I've enjoyed myself. In NASCAR immensely, I have no regrets for leaving Arka in. You know, being a big fish a little Bon down here. You're a little fish in a big pond, I have no regrets. I'm just tickled to death be able to compete with these people and try to beat them many Parsons right now, Detroit. Michigan capita ever formally who lives in elementary Carolina. These days while racing claims Detroit is running in fifth position here today and doing just a great job Jerry Smith in a bit of report on dick brook, car number seventy three who has spent behind the wall for about eight now. Nut actually came off. And. Rear shock absorbers. Racing to the tower. Let's get the NFL on first and second position, Marvin fifteen seconds and Marcus is had some real I believe back out on he was in the garage area for a little while and his back on track. Once again remind you folks listening around the auto racing network today. Let your local radio stations. No. If you enjoy the smarter man stockcar racing from various superspeedway before. Oh, you enjoy hearing the radio broadcasts we enjoy bringing until you from wherever the cards are last week at riverside, California the week before in Michigan today in Texas next week, Tuesday, Daytona Beach, Florida for the firecracker four hundred which ought to be dandy. Automobile race buddy Baker is going to be there and the moist nitric county Virginia the wood brothers, David Pierce movie on hand he'd Hamilton. Eighteen sixty nine when they go to be there. And a motoring network will be there to bring it to you. If you can't be they up to enjoy America's greatest independence day celebration. Fourth of July, Daytona Beach, Florida firecracker four hundred perhaps the most exciting superspeedway never been Texas world sweet way, Richard petty of random North Carolina is leading by fifteen seconds. Now over Bobby Isaac of Qatada with third spot. Joe persona golden valley metal Sota spot. Benny park. Bobby Allison Huey m v. Benny Parsons on the run down card's output Chevrolet unscheduled. Stop by Bobby Allison for left side fires what Bobby Allison down on the front free. The big three episodes now are petty Isaac and kill for som-. Then comes Alison a lap back and forth to lapsed back in fifth. Running in six spot is cuckoo Marlin terrific day for seven spot is Larry Smith eight is James Hilton night. See Gordon running tent and how about this David Ray, Boggs mooresville, North Carolina. Former grand American rookie of the year. And you just keep hoping that he deemed all some of these other fine. Young runners Ron Keselowski get an opportunity to get it on because they're tremendous talent. They've come up office track from the bell rings of NASCAR. And they are terrific young drivers. They very well. Could be the food for stars tomorrow and Levin spot is now showing his car number seventy three that automobile is Richard rooke before DeVille, California in the j w trailer and camper car out of Seattle, Washington. Marvin. Well, you're you're speaking of David Boggs again how but worship well because the point trying real hard and his dad is on fifth through secret Danny and his dad really work super hard to keep David gone. And I they pit garage near the trailer the other week, and I kind of kept an eye on they're really working hard along with the rest of the independent searcher. Try thirty two on Rhode is Jimmy went to California driver in the barnacle oil car, San Diego, California, nineteen seventy-one four automobile NASCAR Grand National racing in Texas is just coming on strong here this afternoon, it's beautiful. And we hope you'll be here. If you're not here today in December to see these great superstars competition. Running cars still the dodge Richard petty laying down picking them up and holding onto a fairly help the advantage over second-placed one or Bobby is. At the present time that present time is one hundred thirty three laps two hundred sixty six miles complete the one hundred thirty lap rundown. It'll be upcoming in just a moment here. Joe Persad is driving a very good race. And that John green prepared car? We asked Jill what he draft with the leaders in today's race. And how would he run those running automobiles on with them the way, we are not all probably just sit back and write comfortable if I can draft with them comfortably without pushing my car too hard. I'll do that. If I feel I'm putting too much of a strain on the car may back off a little bit run by myself. Try to keep the guard a little bit cooler. That was the plan of Joe for son of that's the plenty drafted early in the race. And then when he began to think you wearing the automobile he backed off of it still running very steady third position. And there's a lot of racy left here in Texas today, Kansas turned number one Joe for sewn has just been lapped now by Richard petty, Richard just as we were listening to Joe talk about how he was going to grant he got drafted by Richard petty petty blue by now has a lab on Joe sewn. Tone. You to the eastern United States the Grand National east, but many of these same superstars will be racing on July eleven the Albany Saratoga speedway in Malton York, then July thirteenth ill. The I for speedway, and I put Long Island July twenty seventh ran national east will be at Columbia, South Carolina, July twenty nine Ned yards fine track at hickory North Carolina, July thirtieth Kingsport Tennessee and August eleventh at Winston Salem Bowman gray speedway. At Winston Salem for. There's some places where you can see Grand National east upcoming petty has now put a lap on the third place automobile Isaac coming around to do same at the present time number ninety six Richard Childress is back on pit road. Once again, Richard children who qualified and the my position. And here's another young driver Marvin pants. So you would like to see do very very well not saying you personally, but sort of a collective you for everybody who was seen in on this youngster over the past two or three years talking to Richard during the week. He's very sincere about this racing. And he's got the right attitude in he says, he got a lot to learn learn an awful lot in the last year they've been running with the grand Nash. And he's he's really interested. Also on his grandma's on. He said after the season this year he's gonna compete with his car. Keep learning then he plans to come with a new car for next year. Ken and he wants to try to remember the front runner. But he's right now he's in school, and he sure painted news. All of these young drivers pay eating hamburgers drinking coke and sleeping under the truck. A lot of nights to stay on the circuit and get it all together. And let's hope it comes his way soon. Here. She'll be Catholic going back on the track. As children's comes back out. We mentioned earlier this is the best qualifying plod. Richard children's has ever had for grad national event started nineteenth. We asked him how he felt about it. I just failed to make the race early and more time to prepare your car are us well prepared now as you've ever been yet gave us a lot more time. Got a pretty good engine in the car and work in real good on this track. The pride of Winston Salem Richard Childress here at the Texas world speedway. Instill getting it on accident turned gray rain Williams of channel. Carolina has just gone way around up on the high banking are going down onto the inside driven by toward the pit road. Combining hall as caution is coming out of what if it's coming down a turn number three. There was a heavy pack traffic, and he could have run over something and cut a tire was hard to tell. But he did almost a double doughnut right there in the middle of traffic. Everybody split, right and left. Nobody touched him. He just went around a couple of times came down on the grass. He's very lucky down on pit road right now. And everything seems to be okay. Let's go back to the tower Richard petty immediately pulled in and it is right side rubber only on his car. Bobby Isaac is Truckee non down pit road. And he is coming on right now. Harry hi bringing him in for a pit stop had. He stopped continued. Here's Bobby Allison coming in for some top four runners all on pit road at the same time. Richard petty coming out. Petty stop twenty one and a half second our old grouper, Ian, though, this should about put out back in the same. Happy little way on the being in the fame lab at the time. The call came out. He played. Jerry smith. I've got Jim Woodward me now who is probably the first man to ask for relief. Richard white now at the car number thirty two Jim. But what happened well degree to go halfway and I wound to further, but we're driving for the owner. And we're just trying to see how good wouldn't make the carpet. He'd giving you in trouble. My neck gets sore. That's okay. Everything is cooling bit role. Let's go back to the tower. It looks like rubber all the way around Bobby Isaac's automobile changed right side. And they're changing upside and number seventy one is coming back on the track Marvin. Now looks like they're going to get back out before the pace. Car comes around what the boys really tried to do that do as much as they can on across and kin and hold the cars long. They probably tend to get out ahead of the pace. Car doesn't hurt him? Now malignly trying to get out in front, and he is going to be close. He has made it just barely getting out there. Here's for seventy two Benny Parsons coming in Richard petty is once again, it's Whiteside rubber for him. This time correction on that that is. Left side rubber on his car. Ray Williams is back in once again, if they go to work on his machine. Almost looked as if he was a little doubt on breaks. As Ray Williams. Brought his car on pit road. J Thomas still in the race. Walter Ballard still very much in the rates. Here is fifty five. Seventy-one? Bobby Isaac going out there to pick up that pace car. Bobby Isaac moving down through Richard Quick. Stop fill for sawn. He's moving down pit road. And back into the action. Dave Marcus's on pit road. And they're pushing off dean Dalton's car. The young driver from Asheville North Carolina. They Karner seven here at college station, Texas, we are showing one hundred forty one laps complete. The caution came on the second time in the race on lap. One hundred thirty nine up for the second time. The first caution came out when Marty Robbins blew an engine going into per number one second caution period has brought a hold on the hot level of this race. When Ray Williams car had trouble up, intern three and to get more in depth report on that. Let's go to Barney hall always amazed at the versatility of these drivers. And how quick they react when something like that has a car spends in front of you running one hundred sixty hundred seven hundred ninety miles an hour. He don't have. To pick. Whether you're going to do the right thing or not, you just automatically do it. And that's what they did. This time is Ray loop the car right in the middle of turn three. There were six maybe seven cars right behind him part of just with the outside part went to the lower group. Other great. Great to the speedway here at Texas. It's so wide and the turns it almost looks just to look in the turns and see the drivers going high low center, drew almost anywhere. They want to run. Let's go back to the tower. We don't have one hundred forty two laps complete. We show two hundred eighty four miles down. Let's five hundred mile lonestar five hundred a lot of things still possibly happening before it's over. Johnny Roberts have Anniston. Alabama is on pit road. Wendall Scott is in once again, Larry Smith. Ronnie chummy, Texas driver, Aldo Langley. Let's Kobe from Ontario Kumaon on the Columbia, Tennessee still Gordon coming out to recap. What's happened thus far this afternoon Richard petty after qualifying a one hundred sixty nine plus miles per hour. Took the lead early followed by Bobby Isaac second show for sawn third and Bobby Allison Ford Isaac took the lead on lap five and put petty into second Alison third and fourth. Meanwhile, Jackie Oliver had blasted from the twenty third starting position up into eight is led until the first pitstop. Lap number forty petty. Allison and Joe for Sean swamp to lead the first car out of the race was Bill Shahri. Finally, Isaac took the lead back over petty took. Caution period about lap. Sixty Marty Robbins Lewin engine, he took advantage of that to come in. And everyone was in the petty giving up the lead to come in. I when they came back on the track Allison was in the lead. And he held it for nine laps while they were on caution then petty roared backup in fraud and helpfully lead for several laps around wanna wait to one ten all the front runners pitted petty was again in Allison. Allison had to make an extra pit stop around the one hundred twentieth lab side, fires him a lap down. The second caution of the race has just come out. When Ray Williams did a free sixty up at turn number three. The way all the way around spending one hundred sixty miles per hour with able to control the car. And fortunately, everybody was able to miss him. Here's Alison again on the road for left side tires Marvin fame, not only that before is in for the second time. This is their time on the causes. You must have to change right sides twice. Now, the changing this would be the second change on the left side during the junior Johnson one of the all time greats of Grand National car racing working office automobile. And he is the Jack man as they lift up the left side of the car and change upside rubber as junior yesterday at the schedule getting kind of tough on him. Now, we heard we're prepared for them. We've eight advanced arrangements for this kind of stuff. We knew it was coming and we saw to prepare for we in fairly good shape. That's junior Johnson, London, North Carolina. And we're just about set for green depaul once again, and after the second stop we have petty in front Isaac in second and Bobby Isaac running relatively close to him as they come down and take grain coming around to complete one hundred forty four left two hundred eighty eight miles. It is heading in here is is it back up. You'll he's got a few move around. The doesn't burn Richard petty takes league ISAACs and a lot of traffic is he comes into turn. Number two. Here is in the middle of traffic moving up through the Packers. Richard petty extent his lead going down to the back. Spread away is six now has only three cars separating, Ian, Richard petty is Betty goes into turn number three. Any sales in three and blasting through traffic is Bobby Isaac Isaac says around maybe twelve thirteen automobiles. See now as only two cars between himself and Richard petty Joe for and Kuku on and ride behind Richard. As Bobby Isaac says getting it done coming off turn four Hetty swings down the slate away and then either through and four ninety one. One of the. Richard heading all your world speedway out of only runs about the leader. Alison got got a job in his hand again because it lasts pitstop on the crossing off and the green and even just going turn three. So he's coming from the back, and he got are you trying to get ready on Richard petty out and brought here goes to COO, Marlin and Joel frisson side by side and turn three. Played a little paint there for just a moment at turn three percent. Trying to catch up with the leader, Richard petty. Joe is a lap down leaders. He'd like to get around Richard and get back in the same lab of the leaders. He and who running maybe ten twenty call behind petty. But it continues to make up the leader, Richard petty. They moved to heard one. Say come into turn number one. Bobby is now right behind Joe persona goes to the outside for psalms on the inside right behind Google Marwan as they go in between one and two is still in that traffic wants to get around persona musket her opera, so on Marlin, of course, the catch Richard petty who's in the middle of the back straightaway. As they go down the back straightaway. No Isaac to the inside. Is he tried the path Joe persona going into turn number three is Bobby Isaac swinging? The end side he's got Joe for salt. And now he's moving up on Kuku in his Richard petty move into the third before the sandwich between Marlin and personas. They come off before Bobby Isaac chase down the leader, Richard petty a couple of dodgers. Gets around to Kumaon. And now he has his sights set on Richard petty as moved to you can he really turned into fast laps again and closing on Richard petty separation between person second place is shown as two and four ten seconds moving toward the one hundred forty nine complete. This time around is petty comes. You'll be moving. The next lap is one hundred fiftieth lap for three hundred mile heading in front is again, second again plane catch the cry still running we moved to three hundred miles not in or turnover. Four day Marcus by bluer through a bunch of black cars as it came up to four clubs the right side of window. Scott's automobile in almost really got into trouble. Sheet metal on windows car pretty badly mangled as he moves down into turn one Marcus apparently still okay as moving into turn number two. Let's go back to the car. They can trade punches here. Over one hundred sixty miles per hour in Texas this afternoon, Richard petty and brought Isaac and second executing to the second turn. Again. The car is still running not in order as we have completed three hundred miles petty flashes. The P colors in the petty blue colors across the line are tiny lung. Bailey. The automobile number seventy nine of Frank Warren car number four big John Sears, Clarence levels automobile, Jay Thomas, Bobby Allison, j mcduffie number eighty nine of less Koby wendall, Scott, David Ray, Boggs, James Hilton dot plus Dino's cars, still running Benny Parsons, Richard Petty's car. The Ed Greek car is still on the track. Crying eighteen joke. Sean, fourteen Kuku, Marlin the number fifty six all jet from San Antonio, Texas day Marcus's automobile, the ninety two automobile of Larry Smith and Dan Arnold Carr. Bill champions, car, peaceful, Gordon. Walter Ballard, the number seventy seven of Charlie Robert, Elmo, language, automobile, castles, car still running also still in competition is Richard Childress and dean all those of the car. Still an accident. Countable? See how many ever tired Marvin Vange JD mcduffie just pulled him? Hind hip wall, not into the graduate fit wall. And he jumped out of the car south lifted and he's looking they're very discussing zone. He'd walking over though, you're going to try to fit you walking over to get some tools and that out of one hundred forty lap run down with petty and brought Isaac and second thought and third running the same lab. One lap down. Bobby Allison two laps down. Then he Parsons, then running into six position was the car number fourteen COO COO Marlin running seven was games Hilden running eight we'll see. So Gordon running ninth was Larry Smith and running ten was David Ray Boggs thirty cards still running out of the forty four charted thirty still running at the half way point in the race. Frank mortar. Dr that folded in off track all fit road to go behind the wall. And they're having an awful time. Having all time during steering it by hand from here looks like the almost grape the edge of. Fit. All. Up in front Hetty has the lead. We'll check the interval again, it looks like Isaac is closing Marvin. He's calling up only one five seven in. That of Richard children's who dives down and let them through and we'll get an interval between first and second place. Try just a moment. Let's give a word for David Ray Boggs. He started back in the twenty-seven position for this race. And David Ray has pulled himself up camp. David Ray Boggs starting twenty-seven, the interval just a little over one second first and second place. They go down the backstretch here at Texas world speedway. Bobby Isaac continuing close on Richard you how much is it closing by Marvin Vande lesson. A second matter of fact, at least a little flip now AB right on here. They called they'll be completing one hundred fifty seven this time around the one hundred forty lap rundown. The record for that distance one hundred sixty seven eight one miles per hour. I can sixty nine today. They're clipping off at one hundred fifty point five six hundred miles per hour here at the Texas world speedway. One hundred fifty point five six oh miles per hour. Walter Ballard and Karna thirty as going behind the wall who's been Texas rand national rookie of the year last year is going to the garage area. We'll see if that's an official in just a moment. Petty in front is it definitely has is on the running position here in the Lone Star five hundred this afternoon down they go to turn number two with petty. And brought 'em Isaac has pulled himself traps has he has all of his life. Anybody wants to write a great novel about an all American person. This guy is it is sure is eerie calm down out of the turn Richard petty. The all time what are in Grand National racing challenges. They moved to turn for success running down. And they move into turn number four on the inside goes. Looks like it's gonna make a challenge right in front of you. Can he does it's Isaac on a inside rim ride his petty down at a turn one in turn one penny on the outside, Bobby Isaac and the can K dodge in the inside? He has the lead Richard petty. Now one car like the Honey Betty now moves to the inside out of turn number. Two penny wants that lead back is on the outside petty cannot do it. He makes the challenge in turn. Number two Isaac says the lead their nose detail on the back straightaway. Dow going to turn three ISAACs lead Betty writing second. There's less colleagues separating the two they move into turn. There's only one car in the middle of the money over getting a little high in the turn Richard riding just underneath them as they come onto turnover. Four I sit out against the wall petty ride right behind the calling because they move with the first turn. Again, these Texas fans tremendous stool at around one hundred sixty eight miles an hour down through the dogleg Isaac Patty and second one here before the only to one or is ever at real sweet. Wait are battling to win it again. Maybe he comes back on the track. Teddy goes to the inside intern to intern. Number two, Richard goes to the inside Bobby Isaac's goes a little bit high, but he regains Lena's. It comes out to into that back straightaway. One car like separates them as they go into three gain Isaac leads into turn three with any less than a colleague again. There's only one here Bobby the outside moves around some of the slower traffic, Betty still down the inside head. He's writing that low groove every time they come off Bobby out against Richard Reid, still less than a colleague behind as they caught this dark finish line the lap on Clarence level from San Antonio, Texas going into one and turn number one. It's knows detail again here, they go the ISAACs and petty show is on again between one and two. I wait by Richard goes to the inside. He cannot get around. Hi, thanks is in that big red ten K dot Chas the lead by two Carlin down the back right away. Richard now pulled up to them as they go into number three. These two automobiles. The almost identical. Our Hanley because they're both running less than a Carling depart needed could get around the other except in the draft. They moved to turn three. Agana Kenny again, this time rise to the outside with it. They'll becoming more traffic Richard petty against the law. Maybe a challenge. Trying to put a lot on FOX as they come by one hundred fifty nine actually make one sixty complete one hundred fifty nine down at his one sixty and we have at battle still up in front. They have gone one hundred sixty three hundred twenty miles with is again headache, just willing to sexist proud this afternoon on the backstretch Isaac has it by three car lengths. He puts vilocci puts a lap on believe. Ed agree on Cicely, Gordon is going to turn a lot of traffic. Trump this time as they come through the turnout. You're just moving around. Petty apparently content to say, let's comic climb. Hi, they move at four. They'll be coming up on elbow Langley jobs here, come down still ahead of Richard petty. They laughing Elmo Langley John Sears if they pay minimum one. I'm here from other petty goes inside of the inside he can't make it. Then he goes up on the outside he slides up in the group. Hi, Bobby Isaac has to go to get around some slower traffic, Richard right behind him. They squeezed through. They put a lap onto other cards if they come into the back straightaway. But I still may days leader Richard now, climbing up on his tail they go into turn three any less than a car length behind it. Again, they move on some slow traffic. And when they move into the slower traffic, if you make just a bottle wrong, but over to give that guy in the second position the to slide either. Armao traffic very heavy turnover. Four Isaac got against the wall. They move around this time Larry Smith door posted or you can squire Richard petty retakes, the lady made them Larry Smith was on the inside rank warrant and petty found a whole seven and a half wide at one hundred sixty miles an hour, and he dreaded the Natal eight petty back in front. Bobby Isaac in second turn number two here at Texas world speedway. Boston has blown an engine. He has fun on the back stretch. One cargo upside down tiny Lund calms into it. Let's go out of turn number one. Take a report from Fritz Doda car, number five dot costing. Phase. I've ad is the car we have identified. Can you may check that? We had the binoculars on him as he came around. Turn number two. Can you define with binoculars? We'll get him on them. And we'll be right back to you. With a report dick may has come to a stop on the backstretch Boston. Those cars slid about four hundred feet blew an engine. And we have one automobile apparently. Upside-down looks like cease accordance crime that trouble ninety six had trouble to cry. Number ninety six came out of her number two, and Richard Childress automobile has failed these dumped it at least one two possibly three times in a Sidewinder author number two factor. Turned number one. This is Fritz doodo with a report Cam the first car caused that problem over there was dock Boston is the Las Vegas Nevada in nineteen seventy Plymouth. He blew his engine as he came out of turn number two white smoke billowed from the rear end of the car. He tried to go down low in the groove is he came out to he got sideways was oil all over the track and calling him in turn number two car number fifty three dick may Brown. Bill. New York in nineteen seventy Plymouth may spun went sideways round and round and round. And then car number ninety six Richard children's. A Winston Salem got in the same mix up, and there's nothing, but confusion and commotion down there. We'll get Bernard Gators on it be back with you. Another report Richard Kilda's, his car was the car that what was up. Ended and went over several times out of her number two waiting for. With Marvin pain dick maze card game back into the fit. And Richard fog seen his car. Go down the back of on the grass, but look what doing but he jumping dune back there. But he made it back into the pit. So they're working on trying to get back. I made it in the fifth and out and Bobby Allison's in Bobby is he made his pitstop has gone. David Ray Boggs deal. Still on pit road. Apparently does not want to relief driver drivers came over and talked to him. But he does not want relief. The hood is up on David racecar. Conifer fifty three dick maze. Pride directly in front of him. And David Ray Boggs is out of his car. He's walking around with the front of his machine. I would say highs. I've seen him in the air over there. The through the rough stout that he'd probably knocked out the front suspension. He was getting four and five feet off the ground. Here is David Ray Boggs out of the car number fifty seven can this already hall up in turn four. So Gordon also came out on the short end of that. He was also one of the cars you saw flying through the air as he apparently went into some of the drainage ditches and was jumping eight and ten feet in the air. Ceaseless cars still sitting out just off the grass with the hood up on that automobile and tiny Lund came right through the thick of it. Also apparently tiny didn't have any problems as you get into the pits. Let's go back to the tower waiting for report on Richard children's David race sitting down berry dejectedly on the wall. Taking a big deep breath. It's over for him today. One of breakthrough tremendous young runner who started twenty-seventh at worked his way up to ten you haven't even look at the racetrack. He just looks back into the field here at Texas speedway. And now takes off on the rod. But see what they've been Ray is up to this afternoon. David ray-ban, mooresville, North Carolina, number seventy six. Ben Arnold is pitted. He started to run up to check with someone. And now is coming back. He is okay. But his car really cooks from Mendes abuse as we have an altercation on the backstretch. I believe I car upside down on the hippie to Texas world speedway Richard Childress automobile flipping, and there's a congregation there, of course, they can't get to the car. Up there down there in the grass area up to the fence for that car. Put doc boss Dino's car. He's also over there. They have to bring that in. This is student turn one. We have the binoculars turn one or turn to is directly opposite as up to us here from our broadcast vantage point up above turn number one. Boston has cars now up on a toy truck right in the middle of the track. There's a crowd around that Dany stretch on the drainage ditch on the inside of turn number two. The tow truck and emergency personnel are over there on the outside of the track. A huge crowd blanket up really blocking our vantage point at this time. We'll keep the Manaka's on canopy back with a report later live group of fans, they cannot get to the car that the safety crews were there immediately doc busting those car is now being brought in and we have more pitstops coming up. We have a fire on pit road flame belching up from undercurrent over sixty one Clarence levels car from San Antonio, Texas. The Lone Star Ford automobiles has the fire crews to it, and they have extinguished the blaze. Let's see if they'll be able to refi. The car Marvin look over there. Benny Parsons dragging our water tank behind him on the whole tobacco Carney dragging the tank down the backstretch can this story hall up and turn over four and Bobby Isaac says something happen to his car. He was coming down the back straightaway. Rarely I really coming into creeping situation. And now he is stopped up in the middle of turn four. It looks like Eleanor Langley. Pulling him behind the car to push Bobby is extended a pit. That's just what he's doing. Here comes many of writing fail behind him. Then he Parsons coming in coming down pit road and about twenty five or thirty feet behind him comes some of the equipment. Gary comes coming in. And he looks like a mouse with a long tail Marvin each year, that's Dan. And he's got all those with them everything up behind him. Surprised? You didn't lose it out there in a racetrack. Let's stay there. All the way around a crew is an air now on hitching it. Mime? And again, they've got it on his and Benny getting ready to go out again. Then he Parsons carrying a little extra baggage around the Texas world speedway this afternoon. Alison is in full upside rubber Isaac is in the hood is up on his automobile. Let's see what the story is on Bobby Isaac's car. He's made a tremendous run today. But apparently there's a mechanical problem on a race car that may be giving him some fits right now. Harry Hyde is underneath it looking. What is up? A couple of mechanics to climb inside the car look under the instrument panel, also and then climb back out the window. They could have some electrical problems or any one of a dozen. Let's hope they get that car. Back in admission probably was pushed him by Elmo Langley automobile alma Langley's, car brought him in over seventy one Isaac automobile. Still being worked on. And we'll they put a lot of your comes the pace car down out of turn number four still working on Isaac's carpet road, and it is frantic work. They try to get him back out here. Petty is pity Richard petty is coming in number forty three. The s p dodge has been your leader carnival ninety one is really moving up on the stand eight year. A lot of changes in the standings. As we have these pit stops that is indirect at number ninety one should be reading as seventy one. That is incorrect on the scoreboard. Here's number ninety two. Larry Smith coming in. And the work continues left side rubber is added. A Richard Petty's automobile. The work is still on car. Number seventy-one. Bobby Isaac car? Richard petty coming back out Allison is in taking on right side tires Allison has been in quite a bit here in just about every lap. He just popped back out before the base Garcon and one time you see him in and talk to the crew. He's having a problem. There is the I got fired saying that. Bobby Isaac is back underway. Here comes Bobby Allison back on the speedway. Number twenty four. See slow Gordon's automobile has retired from the race out. Fifty cars out of the race. But Collins and Aikman car, the textile number twenty four is now how to competition the cars out, they'll Sherry was birth Lon. Kozlowski Anderson, LeRoy Abro Marty Robbins, Jackie Oliver decay, Alridge Neil castle. Walter Ballard Richard Childress flipping his automobile. And report is at Richard is. Okay. Richard Childress walking away from a bad Sidewinder out of turn number to as he put it up on a troop and over several times stock boss Dino's car, which blew the engine which commenced the whole activity. He is out. Seashell Gordon is out wendall Scott now retiring Frank Warren's cars got back to the garage and David Ray Boggs and five of those retirees ten through fifteen six of them all coming at the same time that incident coming out turn number two. This is. Smith in Midland and wouldn't be as windows God by window. What happened out there? Well, I think five teeny blue engine, and you couldn't see weta go. And I kinda slow down reminded reckon they Cohn at work off all over track combat growth NCO, and they have some drainage. Right beside the road in new cross track in right? We went through those. I seen him found in new I got it to fill had had no more pain on a macaw. But you're alright. Oh, yeah. I didn't know God this nocco big hole all pain. And I think I heard during a little bit. It didn't feel too coming back to the okay. There's one of those God with our I I would report on the accident on the other side. I can also tell you that Bobby Isaac did have ignition failure as you can all cars have dual ignition system. They merely switched it over. He should be running fast again back to the tower and conspire let's take a look at the upcoming races on a Winston series next week the fourth of July, Daytona Beach, Florida, America's largest independence day celebration. With a Grand National stars best car with the Paul revere to fifty starting at midnight, July third and writing into the darkness with the grand American ranks then in the morning. It's the ball the firecracker four hundred that's a week from Tuesday at Daytona Beach, Florida for tremendous automobile race, July tonight is Bristol, Tennessee. And they say they're expecting tremendous crowd and bridge. Tennessee Larry carriers track. July sixteenth at Trenton New Jersey on that great model and a half track in New Jersey the northern tour of NASCAR. And then July the twenty three in Atlanta, Georgia the Dixie five hundred and a ticket office is open today at Atlanta, Georgia, August six they'll be at Talladega Alabama and August twenty six Nashville Tennessee, those are some of the upcoming dates on the Winston Grand National series. Don't forget September the fourth. It's Darlington South Carolina for the granddaddy of all stockcar races Labor Day weekend planned to be at Darlington at Texas world speedway. Richard petty is show. I didn't brought Bobby Isaac and second Joe facade and third and fourth. Bobby Allison fit his Benny Parsons after this fifth software. Williams is back on the road in a golf cart. Accident Bobby Isaac growth one rib and banged a couple of others around pretty good. And had they have a novacaine shot before the race riverside, California. Last sunday. I asked Bobby yesterday how he was feeling. Riverside. All right after that, not all the way. But it's a big boom it over last week. And I don't give me still taped up. No, I never was a taped up head of band that I had to wait around it. But I didn't even wait into rates died. But I don't think I needed feel good. Bobby Isaac says he feels good right now. Of course, he must be a little bit chagrin that automobile has been having trouble, which I believe will wait for a rundown may put him a lap off that front running automobile. We'll wait and see on that in just a moment. We asked you can run this track. Full throttle all the way around this beautiful two-mile facility at college station, Texas, snow yet tobacco into turns. You see it's possible for you to qualify wide open. Maybe one of your lap Saturday do but I don't think he's awkward on over. Maybe one lap wide open and in the car with Bobby star Bush or get them a bit loose the tundra pretty long here and anywhere that they're putting old enough. Thank you. I for the difficult to run rod of those the thoughts of Bobby Isaac about this track and running wide open all the way around very shortly. We should be going back under green. The report is that real Richard children who flipped off turned number two. Several times is okay. They Winston Salem runner. The young independent trying so hard has really bad luck here today. That's that's too bad. You hate to see these into the eight to see anyone have bad luck. At the tremendous speed. These guys go he is physically. All right. But I'm sure that mentally he's torn up and put a lot of effort into his car, and the car has really taken a lack of any car would looking one hundred and sixty miles an hour, Richard petty seeking his one hundred forty fifth win of the Grand National circuit of NASCAR is running in front at the one hundred seventy laps three hundred forty. Mark of the Lone Star five hundred in second place, a lap back is Joe Persson golden valley. Minnesota John green prepared car in third. Spot is Alison he is running in the same lack with on that pair for Sean. And Allison a lap behind the leader in fourth place. Two laps down after ignition problems left him on pit road. For awhile is Bobby Isaac and car number seventy one and as you'll recall the pushed in now, our Langley come in to help him come in that spot is Ben Carson now shown as three laps down Parsons in fifth position in the public school of mercury. That's how they stand right now the SDP Dodd running up in front and the long star five hundred this afternoon, we asked Dale in the crew chief Richard's cousin if they were concerned about the heat on Richard day. I don't think drivers have no problem here as much as summer like over because it's a big old racetrack in the cars. Get by step is tight here as do some of the other. Other places, and I don't I don't think the drivers have any problem here. I think. Might have changed three ever pissed off or something like that. So that's gonna call it a problem with his have to wait and see. But the Dr is going to be the problem more. Number. They changed tires on the front of the car all the way around time left. Mccain's Frank Warren of Augusta Georgia is coming back on the speedway car number seventy nine Frank Warren is coming out. So Bob Latchford that'll make a little change in. That's cystic on number of cars out leave. It brings us to fourteen cars, heavy retired from the forty four that started. And we're showing one hundred seventy five laps complete. For fans occur wondering how come Benny Parsons took off for that water tank. Cuckoo's back bumper he was right there where pit right next to the car that was pulling out that caught fire. So I imagine they give them the finger, right? Quick to go and a whole just academic called on the bumper. But it surely money seen many drag around about twenty put a hose, and then a tank on the end of that, but not near as it would be at there and call flame with them. We have three hundred fifty miles complete at Texas world speedway with Richard petty leading this afternoon at one of the cars that was that incident coming out of turn number two. The drivers standing by with Jerry Smith dot posted. It would be the snow Dr new one. Well, they ended just like go out to all of a sudden, I tried to get into the dirt. But I got my own oil and just one down a track. And then it was dead. I couldn't get into the dirt. Glad somebody hit me. A lot of cars involved at least four or five at least spun out of one on top of his head. He is all right. But. What were they going around you too because they were trying to miss me. Nobody hit me real. Glad of that. I all I could do is sit in the car and brace myself expecting somebody hit me, but nobody doc you're going to show up. They don't have further. Well, I gotta get an engine. I maybe one of the casinos in Las Vegas come up at spots meeker digit for Daytona aisles. Okay. Dot post him is out of back in the dollar. He looked. Fourteen for awhile. That's we live the New Year's day Marcus on fit road. J commerce has back in tiny line to pitting as the work continues on these automobiles and they abroad in Richard Childress. Caught us go to student told the children's car the blue nineteen seventy-one chevelle with the big orange goal letters number ninety six on it is it is behind a tow truck, we can observe now the whole front hand is sample stuff. The top top of the car crunch down the car, really very no resemblance to tire at all. As they pull it back in behind. The garage is now with the white tow truck pulling it off pretty well. Got the track back condition over there. Now, can they have had cement sand splattered all over the inside. There were fostering, let go and dick children's have very lucky young man, as we view his automobile coming into the garage now back to radio control, Richard Childress. Number ninety is almost back to the garage area, which will finish its trip today. It's a sad way to finish it from Texas world speedway this network. Whatever you drive wherever you go perk. Yalies tires will get you there. Whether you're running on. For one job. 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Feel moving out of the number four and Pete Keller drops the grain Richard petty out of. What did he dodge leading going into turn one number one your petty with a big lead over plus persona persona running in second place, but one lap back in another lap behind him. Bobby Isaac Isaac up your traffic is it knocks off one two cars in their number two. Is they go down the back straightaway. Richard lengthening that lead bought persona trying to get a lap back on Richard. Is it going to turn number three that you're cutting all by himself that beautiful red and blue SDP dodge automobile Lucinda deter number three personas running still very very strong this race, Alison running real hard and ISAACs? And that the way they move into turn four petty writing out for persona right behind then comes Alison. And then Isaac is they moved to the finish line. All across the line comes Richard petty. He'd automobile and here comes the Isaac amount to get back on number. Alison, I start I turn italics up high and Isaac downloads ISAACs gets that latte back. Now, he's coming up on for Sony wants to get a lap back on Richard petty. Petty comes out of turn number two. I really gets with the program if he comes out slingshot to down that back straightaway. Only for so now, separates petty and Isaac Isaac trying to I'm lap himself and get back into competition is Betty's into turn number three Eddie trying to pull away, but Bobby Isaac's is really moving up. He has less than a colleague behind Joe for sauna the moment ago. He's almost straightaway behind Richard comes into the turn moves off her and four Isaac. On the buffer Joel for salt as they move the finish line. And is getting it on. I goes onto for Saadi drops on the inside drove holes it down there. Siding is going after petty and trying to get that. He has left back now Joe personas he comes around here cutting now still leading petty comes outta turned number two is two laps down as he comes back down that back straightaway. Isaacs on it now making up time on Richard petty Betty's into turn number three read to the pack going very nicely past that oil spill now, no problem whatsoever. They go past that FINA children's incident. The tracking good condition is Pettis intern. Number four, the taste is between the two dodge automobiles right now. Bobby Isaac who lost a lap new edition problems trying make it up Richard petty moves out of her vix is now cut it down. Maybe five six colleagues. So they move the UK Cicely Gordon who was out of the race for a while back in the garage Collins and Aikman car is back in the race. Joe's Isaac after petty and turn one is in the middle. Just coming into turn number two now as petty exit stern number two is really on. Now, they go down that back straightaway right past the the incident little desk kicking up now as they go by their Richard petty now going into turn number three must be having a lot of strange because last week riverside. He had a secure position on the number one spot only to have a crankshaft let go he's got to stand on it now because he's being chased down by Isaac. So they come out of turn over four. Bobby is now maybe six seven colleagues behind move down at the turn of a one. We cautioned today for twenty eight laps there were three and seventy one total three in sixty nine. We may have today before this one's over one hundred seventy laugh rundown persona. Secondhand running third in that same lapis by our race continues here this afternoon. Is car number seventy one move up his Bobby Isaac field. Continuing to move out move on it is petty leading. By Isaac is today as he continues to move up through Bobby Isaac continuing to wind his way through traffic. Here's Richard petty moving up on some of the dot wheels. Now, they come down off Richard swingset out against the wall. Against the wall around. Slower automobiles try to catch the leader petty as they moved to turn one seventy six two hundred seventy four miles down that makes seventy six by still leading this race. It is Richard petty and Bobby. One continue to Pero away just peel back second tents as he chases. Dow Richard petty and tries to regain a lap Richard petty against Bobby Isaac trying to get back laugh. There's only a second and four tenths seperation between as Isaac relentlessly chasers. Petty and tries to get back into automobile race rolls their foreign here at Texas. They actually could onto Bristol Tennessee x rays after Daytona leader petty, and Marvin patch looks like they're getting closer. That's true. But I just didn't watch and Dave market than James Hilton Marcus had to come up, and you Pat, he'll I don't know how they are on scoreboard. But they haven't put on. To through traffic and getting real tight admit three of through through three and four the last term. This is Jerry. I have right out with Richard Childress. The other side of the course, turn to Richard first of all the most important question. How are you? A little bit. So right now. Well dot had been smoking for about five or six laughs bad. I knew it was gonna blow just trying to get around it before you did. And. Another twenty Pollux another car hanging, Raymond or somebody. You know, sorta came down to just. And what I did. I hit a culvert in the largest started flipping, Richard. I've been wondering about the question when this sort of thing happens, do do you actually have time to think about what's going on. Not really I was just. The bright. That's all you can do what you lose it. Be running Daytona next week. So the car I don't believe it's as bad as we thought. It was okay. Original off of it. He's going to be alright with a little bit arrest here. I'm sure he'll bruises Dipper a week. But we'll see they don't go back to the tower spire kind of super rice going on for second place. It is a goody between Joel for sawn and Alison they're going Raleigh. Looks like Rani chump automobile Attlee as a second position has Isaac closes on petty is good racing. All around us two miles speedway. Always is. Here's Lonnie Trump card Texas driver coming down pit road dairy. Slowly, meanwhile, the battle in what is it is there and finding a land back memories a couple of laps down on those layers. He may make one lap back from the leader Richard petty before he completes the next lap. Meanwhile, Joe for just pulled by Bobby Allison as they fight for second place for sawn goes into turn number one leading Alison for son right in the middle. Is he comes in out into turn number two? Bobby Allison right behind him in the back straightaway. If Bobby Isaac's now moving up on Richard petty as they go on to turn number three Joba be very happy with that car. That's absolute he's been very well. Qualifying the last couple of races qualified three or four position qualified fourth fastest here giving that car. Tremendous ride this afternoon. Alison pudding the chase better. Carling separation, but we the second now moving out it'd be coming up on dean Dalton shortage as they move at the start finish line. And there's only linked separation between Richard petty and Bobby Isaac trying to get that lap. Bac? One hundred eighty rundown had carnival forty-three petty in front, then persona and second Allison. And they've been deicing here for quite some time then Isaac in fourth running in fifth with Parsons in sexless Kuku, Marlin twenty-first and stays running today. Seventh was Hilton eight was Larry Smith's automobile, our number ninety two then in the night, Wisconsin number seven deemed dolphin is up in the ninth position and running is Jay Thomas, Christians word Virginia. That's how they stand at one hundred eighty laps. We've had sixteen lead changes. Number fifty seven hundred wave. Aw, he's rolling out. And he's going to get back in this race. David Ray, Boggs mooresville North Carolina who looked like he was out of it ran down and said something about oh, fifteen twenty minutes to go to a couple of crew members. And they've elected to do some work on the car. And he's back on the speedway running. David Ray Boggs of Morrisville North Carolina up in fraud Isaac three aimed down Pettis exhaust pipe trying to get one of those labs back in. He won't let him have it. Here. They come at a turn for Richard petty Ivan. Hi this time, and he moves around one of a lap Donna Baliles ISAACs relentlessly. They moved out of the scotch. Punish lie automobiles? They get here at world speedway as they moved to turn over one. Hill has that leaves here. They go. If they go in Bobby is it goes under the inside he cannot get by he's still trying to himself now, Richard petty still the lead. And if they go out of turn number two into turn number one. Bobby Allison back up on the tail Joe, Joe personas, they go between one and two for stone. Still maintaining second place, though, as it goes into Bobby Allison now dive to the inside if he goes down the back straightaway ISAACs and petty into turn number three bottle. Battle. That'll down the backstretch, and we'll go to Monty hall at battle is continuing for the number two position mcquaid for sauna. The chevrolet. Bobby Allison Allison behind the move on some of the slower deals again. This word driver can take advantage of traffic action action. Intern one Isaac now has laboratory petty. He's got one lap back on petty. As he told to the inside coming into turn number one inside as he comes back down into turn turn number two Richard petty now right up on his tail as they go down that fact straightaway. I asked Bobby yesterday if he thought he could break a draft from petty said, he didn't think it was any way of got to that. He could try that time he thought it'd be battling for the lead. Now, he wants to break the draft if he can just pull away from petty get this back there now fourteen cars officially out of the race. David Ray Boggs took a couple of laps now is taking his car back to the Garard handling characteristics. Not too strong on the automobile doesn't want to risk it. So he's told his car in. And he is now out of the race fourteen hours. They are Bill Shireen von kaslow's. Gate anderson. Leroy, labral Robbins, Jackie Oliver decay. Alridge Neil castle. Walter Ballard, Richard Childress dot plus Dana, Richard brought Scott and David Ray Baugh are out of the race fourteen cars down the battle is for second place Isaac running Jesse petty now and what a race we have for second position on this beautiful two miles away. At college station, Texas, Joe for Sean is thrust the carnivorous eighteen back in front of the Chevrolet. Bobby Allison has come across the line. They have now worked one hundred ninety seven laps. They're working there. One hundred ninety eight as they hit the first turn into the first turn persona still has second on Bobby. Allison Allison about two car lengths behind for sewn between turned number one and number two now persona goes high and Alison goes low as they come out of turn number two for sewn still maintaining second places they go down the back straightaway. One maybe two car separates them. Now. Alison right up on Taylor. They go into three Allison has less back to make up. They move again into three in this time. They'll be coming up on three maybe four. Laps automobile. Elbow Langley is up there as come into the turn four for out against the wall. He's going to have to squeeze it and go to the outside. He's running up on level level booze over gives him room and Alison ride. Visit moved to you Kim. Don't make them once again at tight tight competition at Joe for Sean just barely stays in front of petty the one hundred ninety lap rundown. Three hundred eighty miles down three hundred eighty one hundred twenty to go petty in front joker, Sonnen. Second. Going. Third is Bobby Allison automatic Johnson is challenging and Orthez Isaac in fifth Parsons and on the back stretchers Alison pulling up not getting through 'em. The six position is the car number fourteen Kuku Marlin running seventh is Hilton eight is Larry Smith nine dean Dalton and tempest. Jay Thomas cars coming down out of turn number four with the lead automobile remaining, petty one hundred ninety nine complete hundred next time around they'll have a hundred miles to go one hundred ninety lap rundown showing penny still in front with a laugh at that age and Isaac trying to move around and pick yourself back up in this race with one hundred miles to go Kenny do it he and petty both one here on the only previous occasion this track. Has been utilized for NASCAR Grand National racing. Here comes petty just holding onto Isaac in an easy draft as they come out of turn number four a lot to overtake Benny Parsons less. Kobe and Bill champion as they come across the line and move into turn one. Going to turn number one Richard petty now right behind Bobby Isaac Isaac has not been able to break that draft between one and two now Richard petty moved into the inside Isaac still trying to get around and get through some slower traffic between he and Richard petty. But he cannot do the job as I say that they come into turn number one on that Bobby Allison and Joe for Sony elephants. Still try to get back second places they go between one and two but cannot do it one car separating for sewn Alison as they go into turn. Number two is IX and Bobby Isaac's and Richard petty. You're into turn number four calif- California driver on pit row is Jimmy wit. And here comes that battle for second place. Lani hall. I try to get tremendous bobby's clean a utilizing some of the slower traffic winters at a couple of chances. Again, lead them is apparently keeping a good eye on him and that rear view mirror at every time. He moves to get around a lot of the lower automobiles is will shut the door on him. Got a real deal going to Texas rates panther jumping up and down all afternoon. This is Jerry Smith bit. With me. Here is David Boggs for still another view one. What on the accident turn to David? I don't know. What I I was getting ready to lab. The boys about a four pack, and I was up on outside laughing on someone with Elliott Blewett Ed in car started spit everywhere. And I dug down the golden lorrimore misdirect Justice. I couldn't go back on track. I had to go in and fill somebody saw fit to dig about a forty foot. Runoff in at Naga Freudian out Monday to card stuck in the radiator and fan in a radiator. Real support. I go to good all the way up to ten placing has up like that. I happen to miss this whole that I run all about it down the main straightaway. Bobby Allison has gone back in front of Joe for sawn. Bobby Allison wheeling around Joe for Sada. They continue to do for second place, a real rip snorting battle between Joe facade and Bobby Allison out turn number two. You're listening to David Ray Boggs. Another one of the boys was in that jam session at turned number two this afternoon at now Allison is getting on going down the backstretch. He's coming in turn leave. I'll be up on some of the LAPD automobiles, but Bobby suddenly some power and Joe for stopping spoke at they comes out of turn. Number four Joe is heading. Of play for Joe pathologies got serious problems fire under the automobile, tremendous blaze, a fire coming out of the back of the car. Maybe thirty forty foot sheet of flame. It came down pit road. The car still burning Joe tapping on top of the car, the fire crews bail over the wall and start extinguishing of the automobile probably ruptured oil got on the hot exhaust. Let's go back to the tower. He has jumped out of the automobile and run back through piffle and see if he's okay Joe saunas walked away from the automobile, John green is right there. And he is angry. Total plus ration- Joel for sought after such from on his made today. The hood is now up the fire is out, but he had a hot seat. The moment. Leipzig's browley has not remove helmet is yet. But there was tremendous rooster tail flame following that car down pit road. I would say was due to lose an engine. This seems to be the habit of tried to Prague with their dry sound when lose an engine that used the little his five nail always into catch fire. And in this case, Joe was luck even headed down to run it happened and the fire really on the mall, right before he got stopped about a fit out the word him as he went by real good work on the part of the excellent crew here, they do things well on your taxes. Here's your persona. He's taking drink of water and walking back up to talk with John green. Hundred miles to go in the Lone Star five hundred at Texas world speedway petty and search one hundred forty Grand National victory is in Bobby Isaac is hoping for a cautioned why to come out to allow him to pull back up and take lap back. Twenty four. Back underway car number eighteen Joe for Sohn's automobile is now being back to goal behind the wall and the come the fifteenth official retiree from the Lone Star five hundred today. It's like maybe heading for the pits. He is he comes down over heads down pit road. We'll keep an eye on Bobby to see what his problem is. Or visit just regular pitstop nineteen sixty nine winner. At college station, Texas is on pit road brings the automobile in standing by. Be a regular stop Isaac taking lights live rubber and fuel. They Richard petty. Are you radio today he'd been contact with their driving out on the track the one hundred ninety lap rundown with petty in front via lap at that time? Joe Prasada second. He has dropped out of the race. And moved our second third is Isaac fourth is Parsons in the race is the of a fourteen of Kuku Marlins moving up six Hilton seventh is Larry Smith eight of the Dalton and ninth is. Bobby Isaac car, gone two right side tires deal. And with eighty about eighty four miles ago, he can make it could be last until he. On a caution flag self a little bit of a break their full himself up through Bobby Isaac. Now back in the race running in position Joe for some which have been. Who have been the driver which had? Well, all afternoon after qualifying eighteenth position that dodge automobile had gone up into second and in battling all afternoon with either Allison in the early going with petty and Isaac. Having some engine failure. And some kind of engine failure. Was he is out of the race was Alison into third Isaac? Don't take it back. Puts Allison the second is in the third. Fourth and fifth the Kuku Marlon. I don't think who's done better than after sheer. We'll check on. I just got thinking in these pit crews and mechanics owners pretty sharp angle yesterday. Whenever sitting around trying to get in where cool they were talking. They said if we're not careful, we're not gonna know which way fed he's gone. All this. This would seem to be working out here had he out in front of the ST dodge at college station, Texas, Richard petty will be pitting one lap. The leader will be coming in in one lap. And that will be his final regulation. Stop his five hundred mile race of glam, Texas College station, Texas, Patty is the leader and junior Johnson's car with Bobby Allison is running second with Isaac third. The end up four codes any Parsons in to go Marlon sixes day. He'll seventh is Larry Smith. Eight is dean dolphin and write down nine is. Jay thomas. Those are the front nine here. I don't know what's happened in but Bobby ivy's gar. Pull away down let pity go by. Limping along. Let's see if Isaac will elect to come in again. Or if he's going to stay out there. Richard petty spill in front. The dodge victory. The way it is right now or Chevrolet victory should petty have trouble. Here comes that lead. Automobile. It's dodge Chevy badly worn finish one lap separation between first and second place runners were showing two hundred thirteen laps complete and petty is coming in again, Richard petty is coming in for his final pitstop of the race this relation stop. And all of a sudden Isaac is running very slowly down on the inside as he came by this put Alison same with petty over caution wouldn't come out where altering your hedge. It's could stop writing. This could be real interesting yet Whiteside rubber for petty and fuel. Richard petty who's had some winters here. Richmond. Virginia riverside, California have gone Pettis way, north North Carolina. Martinsville back to back wins for him. And he qualified all riverside last week on his back on track about twenty three because I miss him a little bit on the stop. But I read it twenty. The jury in the bit got your on with me. Now, I would like very much to congratulate you Joel for a while. Approve the border. You had to want to get you the joy today. Well, it felt good up there run. But it isn't going to do us much good. We don't have an engine to go to Daytona with now. On the beach and all want to smoke it appeared as your career was going to be short earlier this year, a guy came along and said here take some help. Here's a habit again. I doubt very much man that helped me before have someone, but he didn't have that much. We're trying to come up with a sponsor or someplace we can keep going the way right now. He's going to be awful. I just don't don't do right now. What can I think you'll like if there's a sponsor in radio land would like a good driver with a good car? You're gonna find him a job. Go back to the coward gets wider. The oversight at a third place finish in Darlington South Carolina this year, one of his better finishes trauma that John green car but not finishing here today Texas world speedway. We're right now continues to be petty country in college station, Texas, I one day and Bryan Texas and a hot race with Richard petty right now the hottest of the hot, here's car number. Ten Bill champion trying to sixty four hour or Langley and the red white and blue car of captain America, Ray Williams from Chapel Hill North Carolina all on road. Big John, Sears number four as the last of the schedule. Stop stay quakes number sixty one Irish level of San Antonio, Texas is on pit road and ready to get back into it. Once again tremendous battle every time here on this two mile twenty two degree Bank, turn track the two hundred ten lap rundown. His in and we're showing Richard petty as the leader Bobby Allison and second Bobby Isaac in third running in fourth. With the Benny parson in fifth to whom Ireland in six James Hilton in seven would be Larry Smith in eighteen dollars. Nine would be Jabe Thomas in ten tiny one and running eleventh on the field. Here's the car number sixty six of HP Bailey. The twelfth place car. Is number sixty one automobile Clarence level from Texas thirteenth hours. Ray Williams fourteenth. Trier's Charlie Robert Savannah's, Alabama, fifteen places seasonal garden. Sixteen places carnival today, Marcus seventeenth place. Ben arnold. Eighteenth position is trying to fifty six Paul jet. The nineteenth position is Bill champion racist. John Sears and running twenty-first right now is number seventy j d mcduffie with the twenty second position belonging to car number thirty five Ronnie Charnley. Eighteen Joel on dropping out of the race in here. Fifty five tiny line down on pit road. Here's Charlie Robert Savannah's to now Obama coming back in Bobby Allison also coming back in. Okay. He didn't get the chance onto conscious to make it out. Ray four Alison good break for petty at great duel between that pair continuing all season long genuine and the seventeenth me the season Tuesday, July fourth that they told him h. At least the point is suspected he's running with broken bells. Spring Harry hill just moments ago they're going to slow down to finish the race. And stuck to. They stuck to have a change of drivers on carnival. Forty-seven? Leroy opera, getting a workout on Ray Williams cars, they switch back and forth, Marvin pants, Bobby. Allison just had a quick bit. Stop on and a half seconds. Go the causing my say did not come out and help him Moliro. Leroy Yarbrough now out of the car and Raymond Williams back in the car. It was part of Apollo seven mission to the moon has been here today. We asked him what he found about the Grand National feeling. Well, the biggest difference to me, and I have to admit that I've watched fewer of championship cards like, you know, the large production machines that I have the anytime automobile the president me about this. You take a great big American automobile weighs four thousand pounds. And you put enough horsepower in it. And you make it run. Right. And it run around these tracks at two hundred plus miles an hour. Just amazing to me. What do you think of these? That was wall Cunningham. Here goes carnival fourteen on a blown engine coming up in turn number four. Let's go to Monty hall, and that's kind of a thirty two coming down into Jim with on pit road. A little bit of oil out coming out of that turn momentarily or some kind of moisture coming out carbon. He's gonna make an Pixar. I can't win of alcohol and California, the seventy-one joy behind the wall and condo thirty two. He has all the way back to the garage area and would become fifty or sixty Tyree. That's number fifteen of the forty four Armfield that started the lonestar five hundred afternoon. Two hundred twenty two laps complete. Four hundred forty four miles and we're rapidly getting toward the conclusion of this one as Richard petty hangs on and hopes the SDP dodge will hang on to give him another victory this afternoon. Richard out in front with right now. Second-place longing to. Bobby Allison thirds present time showing his trial number seventy two. Benny Parsons automobile. It's think check on that petty. Place car. Join as Allison and moving up his Benny Parsons cars. The latch run out. Bobby is having some trouble of racing in this race. Which is put him down by wanting the laugh on John Sears McLaren. She'll put a lap blonde. Him on Bobby Isaac is he came on line. It's been a range all afternoon. But right now, the Pettigrew is dominating James Hilton is in for his final pitch on the board automobile Richard petty trying to win one forty five and going to the beach next week hoping to pull it out there. We asked Richard y he was running better these days qualifying wanting better Allen real good with the dodge. I know a little bit trouble to begin with getting to work. That's exactly what it was supposed to. But the last couple of racist saying that they weren't going a lot better in a Bank get just running while ago. I think it showed that my Gorna right now just a little bit better than others. My five down straightaway out of attack. Nothing is working better. HP Bailey is now on pit row number sixty six the Pontiac GTO, Houston, Texas, HP up outfit road in Jay Thomas. Who's running in ten position is also hitting cars Bonsor by among king Anak up in. Above user, Dallas. And that's the same gentleman. That's monster me when I wanna raise Daytona with the unit car back in nineteen fifty one. Full has good luck. As you did. I'd like to see having gone for sixty six pulling back out onto the speedway. HP? Bailey of Houston, Texas back on track. Ivan head back there in the dark ages of automobile racing Giovannia either don't give up. Anthony. Here comes Bobby. Allison was he by right behind him as Kuku Marlon T. What a terrific on Cunningham Kelly car to Columbia, Tennessee, Kuku really beginning to knock down the lapse here. We're showing two hundred twenty five complete and we should have rundown that could be a little more in detail in just a moment on to twenty. Except with Joel dropping out and Bobby Isaac having trouble again today. Some of these independent runners are gonna have themselves tremendous finish. And that's always exciting to see Marvin. These guys worked so hard so much. Good talent in that star Grand National racing. We continually talk about the Allison's the Pettis Pearson's the Isaac and the dean daltons, those drivers that don't get the recognition. They deserve today. Dean Dalton his running fine race in ninth position. The boy out of Asheville North Carolina looks like he has it all together, and he continually every ten lap rundown. Thinking another position, you're right. We do talk about the front runners all the time mutate men, my Benny Parsons, and quite a few of the others at around long about same active. Benny Parsons been running in our capable of winning raising the same the drivers in the better cars. So these boys are driving hard. Meta fact, thank you have to drive harder because usually your car to handle pride. Good and doesn't run as fast on the straightaway. So you try to make it. Up much again. Although the everybody the fans look at the front runners some of these boys back in the back really work harder than the front runners. What am I race fans all around the country? Let's today if you enjoy the automobile racing NASCAR national at your local radio stations know that you enjoy these mobile Alabama with your fee on a motor racing network. They're always appreciative of knowing if you enjoy them and here comes your leader petty to complete two hundred twenty eight laps of competition. Benny Parsons might now up into fourth position as Benny about that second place finished last week riverside, California. Great finish for Benny Parsons of Detroit must have felt real good. Bending kim. Just unfortunately, we had problems star with wasn't able to be in contention for the win at the end of the race. But the running second with the big thrill. That's our best finish on superspeedway. And things you're looking at. Was also a great finish last week. Or the American Motors car tremendous finish donelson in that fine automobile, the Penske organization, here's Neil castles, fifth road running down on lap showing two hundred twenty nine work this time, Bobby Allison the big black sludge on the back of that car number seventy one as the engine just isn't working for him today. And he was giving such a battle to Richard petty to try to pull this one out of the fire. Neil castles has retired number. Oh, six our nature car from North Carolina is now out of the race. Nothing's retiree list. Forty four that started up to sixteen sixteen cars now officially out of this event, j d mcduffie pitting and going back into it. Larry Smith driving a very good race, wrapping off Clarence level of San Antonio, Texas as they move into turn number one. We haven't been turned number one candidate come around. We've been watching very carefully. Benny Parsons Parsons, really doing job today. Benny, of course, riverside Rover the trouble beautiful race. But he's been steady. He's really been steady steady as he was riverside seem to can really contented one around here. And maybe by default get up there in the in the top runners as he didn't riverside. He was one point six or seven. And by the time we had the attrition rate. Why was right up there with the leader? Same thing having here today at Texas world speedway is what will depend do next week. When he pulls into Daytona me as he had the fresh equipment, run Daytona and run it hard on the fourth of July board back in our it hasn't been on the swing at all stayed, home and build engines. And I think it's great that you know, he his not selfish say look I want to go to the racetrack. You know, because if he had went to Michigan and Dover and riverside. And and here we'd be really heard fringes. He Ronald per year. And he as a boy, love Rogers. That's there helping him and they're both very unselfish have stayed there and build agent, and I think we want to freshman Daytona. So if we can just find some added we just hit on something to go fast at Daytona. We'll be in good shape. If we don't we'll be ten mile out the pace. That's the big story about this on our difference on these automobile between the boys in Patrick county, Virginia they would brother's car and all the other Fords at any what is it ever ins between your car and the other Fords and the wood brothers car in Carburetion air. We have basically the same engine the woods. Do we have Hussein pistons the same connecting rods heads vows? We are just lacking someplace we're not getting proper amount of air in the engine now. Now, if we can just hit on something it'll get area. They're great. We've been ballgame can. The thoughts of any Parsons about going on the fourth of July. Why need out of the finish of the Lone Star five hundred at Texas world speedway. The average speed at four hundred forty miles two hundred twenty laps one hundred forty one point eight four seven miles per hour. We might get a new overall record for the five hundred mile distance before this one is over. Although there's still shy of any records nineteen sixty nine race really central March. Here this speedway the rundown hundred twenty laps smart at forty miles petty in front by laugh out second with Isaac and third via lap over then he Parsons, and then that Kuku Marlin in six James Hilton in seven Smith in eighteen dollars into which started thirty nine in night. Jane, Thomas, pro Christian Berg, Virginia and Jay has done some writing today. His starting position in this race thirty. I j is in the FINA Davies in the business good up and by eating. The problem hoping down molecular to coup Marlin starting twenty first on the Cunningham Kelly Chevrolet now showing in fifth, and they are closing as Bobby Isaac out this race. They begin to congregate victory lane waiting on the finish in this one. And it's never over until that checkered flag comes out Richard petty. And as in second then parcel in third. Listen second arsons now showing hundred thirty lap rundown in fourth Isaac in fifth is Kuku Marla. Sixers Hillary seven Larry Smith eight dollars nine Jay Thomas off pit road. In back in the race. Tempt is been Fairfield Alabama tiny long running. In addition is HP Bailey. Houston Texas going thirteenth in the race is Clarence level of San Antonio, Texas, running fourteen wing Williams of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Fifteenth is trying to Anniston Alabama sixteenth day, Marcus Awasa, Wisconsin seventeenth is. Gordon from North Carolina. Eighteenth is big John Sears availalbe North Carolina nineteen here's the number fifty three of dick may from Brownsville New York and wanted him the twentieth position is j d mcduffie of Sanford, North Carolina. Those are the front twenty two hundred thirty laps remaining. We're now showing class model out of her sixty one dropping and engine coming out of eight straight away from Indus. Luma smoke coming out of Clarence levels automobile is he goes inside right in front of you. Kids choirs alone star for number sixty one what a great run for Clarence level. And it's coming up short today. He had it really rotting running thirteenth possession. He is slowing down trying to bring that automobile around. No sign yet. If there's going to be cautioned the track. Apparently, there will not be a caution out of this time. He has dropped out on the inside and turn to Fritz Duda. Drops down in turn to now. We're looking down this back straight or the front straightaway. From the start finish line in turn one and two thirds apparently no oil on the track. He's down on the back straightaway. Now limping. Around hoping to go back into pit road. But no well on the track and no yellow condition. Intern one at this point back to radio control, easy down the backstretch is Clarence levels car number six to Richard petty still screaming around the speedway as the front. Running automobile running laps in about one hundred sixty five miles per hour. Any comes back through traffic as we out. I'll go lonestar by hundred afternoon at college station, Texas daddy trying to win a lap. Over the carnival twelve being driven this afternoon by Alison Ben comes then he partially followed by Bobby Isaac. And there is plenty of separation between second and third. There's only a left wing first and second, but between two hundred three six lap separation between Bobby Allison and Benny Parsons in the same laugh with him his Bobby Isaac, and then seven Lavarack Kuku Marlin by James Hilton, Larry Smith dean Dalton up to eight might Jay Thomas. Kemp them on old eleventh tiny. Lund, twelve Ray, he's h v. Bailey and thirteenth had been this one Santoni Okan's level. He's fighting back and moving up to thirteen. We'll be rain Williams. We'll be fourteen we'll be trolley Roberts into fifteen day, Marcus, sixty three Gordon seventeen John Sears eighteen they'll number fifty three of dick may and nineteenth of the daily. That's just they stand. Join into two hundred forty two working two hundred forty second lap right now here at college station, Texas. The razor moving down oranges conclusion this afternoon with petty a lap, plus how much over second-placed car. Alison eight laps now to go. Pretty sizable agent here is petty coming around the complete two hundred forty two getting down to eight laps moving towards finish of emphasis after noon. The speed at two hundred thirty lives four hundred sixty miles of up to one hundred forty two seven forty four. There have been two caution periods in the race the first call on its roof was Richard children's of Winston Salem flipping midway in the race as he came out of turn number two after doc plus had blown an engine in that area. He did a series of Sidewinders into the infield. He was not injured in plans to be in Daytona on the fort that way, and he's a youngster that didn't need that kind of trouble. It's been hot out here. Probably hardest on the pit crews today that on the drivers on the track. They've at least had a breeze, but for these guys out here working on fit road. It's been something else. We asked Harry Lee hide about the activity out here on the pitch today. A lot of dates. No, you know, watching the right? But as far as. Inbetween davits is getting ready for the next pit stop. Then you're relax for a little while and in. Let's go of that early got an umbrella for all always you're an which you thought about it, though, looks I really needed. They sure did. And they sure didn't have on. It'll be some sun burns on all the crews today. Bobby Isaac Mark and one hundred forty six three nine three miles per hour. When he won this race. The nineteen sixty nine is the record this year at one forty two seven three four for the same distance one forty two seven three four as we move towards the conclusion of the star five hundred down to the final apps. Two hundred twenty five five to go this afternoon with Richard petty and fraud Alison in second. Benny Parsons in third Benny Parsons thirds the ising fourth, and he's just limping on here. Trying to get on his finish running in fits. He's now dropped back again moving out. Bobby Isaac on the latest report, the two hundred forty lap rundown shows petty and fraud, Alison second Benny, Parsons, third running to Marlin who which started this afternoon in the twenty first position then running in fifth behind Marlin and fourth Bobby Isaac wanted and six James Hilton which started. In the twenty second position running in seven was Larry Smith in eighteen new it started thirty ninth and running tonight. Jabe Thomas who had started thirty first on the field in the tenth position. Then Arnold eleven tiny Lund while and still going strong out here. Looking for a good finish today? Houston, texas. HP Bailey thirteenth was number sixty one Clarence level fourteenth was Ray Williams and going fifty sunny king Ford with Charlie Robert savannah, Alabama last laps now being away for Richard petty out in front vile laugh over ABI Allison of a Chevrolet here. They come still motoring. This went out with about three to go. There will be to go this time by down the backstretch goes, Richard petty and the SP dodge headed for turn gray Betty just cruising right now. Can't he's not having any problems at all. He has had any problems all afternoon. He moves into turn three riots. Heidari Richard cheek like the turns and likes to drive up a little bit higher. The most of the drivers. You'll be coming up on a week are contingent with tidy Lund. Bobby allocated another automobile, they moved down to you running out of lapses Richard petty died with a one lap advantage over second place showing two laps to go. And if he brings it home for two more laps. It's loaded up and had four day Toda Beach, Florida. Yeah. That's something else. Today. We have two days to work on the car to get ready, but Baker drive those odds and got it ready. So what gets an home that they own on a couple days may down Friday. Inspection. We're hitting combination. Trae way of life. That's the fourth of July, they tone of and then July night that Bristol Tennessee while the Grand National stars there upcoming racist. Here comes Richard petty down turn number four. And the white flag is on the driver from random North Carolina. Heady lapping tiny line is he has into the first turn very strong and turn number one about ready to bake two in a row air in Texas International Speedway. Richard having won the December race wound up the NASCAR season here last year likes, Texas, and it looks like it likes him as he heads out of turn to down into the back straightaway. With a real good lead on Bobby Allison running in second place. Richard petty now in the turn number three and added for home fans, head of the C lay on their feet. Richard petty moves editor number three that red and blue automobile moving about some of the heels coming down if you can get it off turn four backs off the pace a little bit simplistic brought he's not taking a chance Richard petty out against the wall headed for the start finish line. Ladies and gentlemen. Richard petty has just won the Lone Star five hundred at Texas world speedway outta the speed average of some one hundred forty three miles an hour. Richard petty is now driving pit road. And he's headed for victory for Jerry Smith is standing by. He has got come on road in his automobile. In after a tremendous victory along star five hundred it was very hot pace all day under a blistering, Texas sky perfectly. Blue sky mighty hot. John Brunner senior. Over to congratulate him the chief steward for today's race. And pulling up onto the victory circle. At Texas world speedway is the champion for the second straight time of a five hundred mile a ban on this great race track. These now being on hits from the automobile. And we'll go down to the victory circle with Jerry Smith. Here. We are in the first order of business for this, very handsome and happy winter number forty three. His to get a little breath of oxygen had a glass of coal gold milk, right now, we're having a little bit of difficulty getting they cited screen away from the car. So Richard petty can remove himself Garbutt as was said earlier today incredibly blue Texas guys for this race. So a fine raise fine racetrack. And for those of you who vis the race. We certainly hope that you can make plans to be with us in December. When the whole thing we'll have it all over again with same cars and save drivers. We're talked about cars and Richard petty just a week ago. Renna Plymouth in riverside, California, this time with dodge they're talking about doing a dodge again next week firecracker four hundred and Daytona, Florida. The milk is being poured into now. Richard us a little bit in Maria little bit body wary. Get them auction it in their first to give them a good deep breath. And brigade is strikes. Get the adrenaline moving a little bit. And of course, it ice cold milk, always hits the spot. It has to be very very thirsty dry for the four and four hours and ten minutes out on the racetrack. Raise marred with only one minor accident today. Fortunately, the driver was not injured. Seriously, car did clip as we discussed the play by play the race activity. Several cars involved in fortunately, all we'll be ready to go in. They don't imagine just a week from now that we finally have it oxygen massive is working for Richard. And it's not that he is all that week. But after a long drive at a hot car that oxygen has to be very very welcome. We have a third thank coming as a standby here. But now we've got that deep breath go it in and we'll have Richard out of the car in just a moment or two. She says he really feels alright until you get out then it gets a little bit was a thought. Right. You'll get right in here. Richard. You've got the auction on. But you one here last December you want again today, can you give us a comparison of the two races a day old hotter? This time really the race was the heck of a race until Bobby had some kind of ignition trouble or something. And then he got back out and me and him racing again. And then he had some kind of engine trouble. But they would have been a heck of a race. It's been hard out running. But it'd been hard rimmed out run me to in foul. It seemed like it. They was three course Betty background myself. And and Bobby Allison put on a heck of a race. And then Bobby trouble righted lives, buddy. Haven't been a in trouble. And I went on one that race. But really this was a harder race. I'll Lou the last hundred miles was pretty easy being that everybody had little bit trouble. But I guess he's what's made it to rip out, Richard. Obviously the dodgers in good shape running. You're looking forward next week to the. Firecracker four hundred same car. What has to be done? Now. Grandma, got to go home and overall, it just hope that it operates. Good as it did a day. The car Hal, real good. And we was well satisfied would come up to try when we first got here. And we run good are weak and qualified FaceTime. And just you know, just one of those weeks that everything we're good. And what are the odds? Richard for the full three weeks in a row that's pretty slim for me. We're go down Daytona wheel tribe, but bring in the first three or four we'll be real hesitant UK. There's you went to Richard petty. Let's go back to the tower and against choir. Here at the tower. Here's how they finished the two hundred fifty laps five hundred miles Texas world speedway for winning car. Richard petty and first Bobby Isaac in second third. Benny Parsons running fourth of the finish Kuku Marland, Columbia, Tennessee and running fifth was Bobby Isaac those with a front five. And of course, that is on official say that was the unofficial finish in the front five positions this afternoon finishing on officially the end. The six position was Dame's Hilton finishing in seven was Larry Smith, unofficially seven eight was deemed Dalton ninth. With J Thomas tent was then Arnold average speed for the race today about one hundred and forty two miles one hundred and forty four one seven three, and that's just nine seconds off the nineteen sixty nine record nine seconds off the sixty nine record set by Bobby Isaac at one hundred forty four point two seven seven miles per hour today one hundred forty four point one seven three Richard petty. Wins. Here at Texas. World speedway 'em are in Strobe back Thursday. It's been brought to you by Hercules tires Ryan on our strength, and by Sonoko, and grunt style throwback. Thursday. Could be found on demand at Emma dot com. I tunes Google play and soundcloud throwback Thursday is a production of the motor racing network. All rights reserved.
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Mega SW Division Trade Deadline: Gasol, Conley, AD, Houston, and More; News
I we have a ton of work to do today. Lots of news that has come down the pike. Also got gotta talk about the southwest division in this episode ahead of the trade deadline, but I think we probably do need to start with the news here. And some of that news is really really disheartening. It is Victor depot hat. He went down with with an injury on Wednesday night in their game against the raptors. It has been diagnosed as a ruptured quad tendon that is most similar to it is very unusual injury for an NBA player has happened. A few times the most recent one was Tony Parker's in the 2017 playoffs and Parker is a very different player, especially at this point in his career than depot and those differences actually concern me more about this. Because Parker there's a very big positive here. Which is that he looks more like himself eighteen months out than I anticipated. And that is great. That is a really important piece of news. But it did take really a year. This is something that my finger. Brought up it took him about a year to be right. And then the part that I wanted in is that Tony Parker at this stage in his career relies on autism significantly less than depot. So I am hopeful that we can see the victory will depot, or at least a reasonable facsimile of to the the guy that we've seen over the last couple of years who's been such a revelation, but it might take some time. And there is a riskier yen for all do peeling. We had noted that he just had not looked right since returning from that injury. And and you know, maybe this is just going to be a new level of performance after that injury. Anyway, there have been a rumor from the Indy star on Twitter, which I had missed initially saying that it was really more of a long-term injury. And he was going to have to take the whole year off to get right? I mean, the fact that we never got any kind of diagnosis on what was wrong with him other than sore need. That's always a little bit concerning is going to kinda make you skeptical of what's going on. Now. It also should be noted that Ola depot insisted that he wasn't feeling any soreness. He specifically said that teammates said that he wasn't feeling any soreness the team obviously said that the news and been back playing for I think over a month now, but Jay Mike also talked about how there was a time when he was shooting technical free throw writing's kind of trying to work out the Kingston his knee, and like practicing pushing off so all that certainly raises your suspicions a little bit that hey, maybe he shouldn't necessarily been playing. But he also, you know, it would have been have him sit out the whole season. He was had been cleared to come back and play. So we never know with these things where the blame lies. But it is something that does need to be talked about in this story. And I think you can maybe kind of think about this as similar to like a torn patella tendon, it's a little higher on the knee than that. But kind of a similar thing where it just looked like it was pretty ugly. If you saw it where it looked like the knee was basically like out of alignment, and you know, if you don't have that rope to pull on the rest of your knee from your quad. Like, you can't move your Nian. So it's really. That's like a big stress point when you're trying to do things like run and jump. So it's really a shame. I mean, he just what he had done last year building himself up to be an all NBA caliber player now that's very much in jeopardy. Already hadn't been playing at that level and a Pacers team that had been one of the best stories in the NBA the last couple of years this massive setback. Once that gets us into the other part of this that we have to discuss which is the impact on the Pacers both in the immediate and the long-term the good news. If you want to see it that way for the Pacers is that they are pretty settled in the top five of these turn conference. They are currently with because they won that game against the raptors it got close at the end, but they did win their eight games ahead of the nearest team in the loss column that would be the Brooklyn nets. And with you know, so little of the season comparatively left that seems like it's too big of a margin for Brooklyn or any of these other teams unless they get crazy hot to overcome especially because unlike last year the Pacers have done well in Ola depots absences, your believe there says. And four in games that he did not play. And it was a lighter allied or schedule. You know that just happened to be during that time, but that's one part of this. So expect them to make the playoffs. Expect them to be a top five seed. But how they interpret where this is going is fascinating. Because you have a front office immune. We were so up to mystic about the Pacers. You know, this young team significant financial flexibility in the summer of twenty nineteen and a lot of expiring contracts in so Bruce Prichard for an office. Right. Kevin pritchard. Kemp Richard and the front office can go in a lot of different directions here. But depending on what they're comfortable with you know, that could be offloading. Some guys that they're not thinking about resigning. It could be getting players that are under contract for multiple years were maybe they approach the twenty nineteen off season and or the twenty twenty nineteen twenty season differently. If depot has some sort of imitations, I'm hoping he'll be back for the start of the year. But these are all things that their front office needs to be thinking about who knows whether this will make the more or. Less aggressive on the trade market this year. The Aaron holiday is probably gonna get into the rotational bit more during that seven enforce stretch. They added a four point oh net rating. You mentioned the lighter schedule. But I mean, even if they go five hundred the rest of the way, like they I mean, they're already seventeen games over five hundred nobody below them in the east is going to be touching that. So they will at least get to the fifth seed, but probably looking more likely that they'll be they're more likely to have a first round exited. There's a thought that at least they could get into the three seat and then have a pretty easy match racing. They're better than all those teams that are below them right now. So let's turn now to New Orleans where the news is mixed on Anthony Davis. There was a thought with that finger injury that the aversion fracture, basically in the knuckle of that left index finger similar to what Kobe Bryant had in his pinky finger back in the late two thousands. But the hope is that he can be back within the week or so. Rich Paul talking to wo- JR. Interestingly enough usually a LeBron camp in the woods camp. Don't get along too. Well, but they said it's a better outcome. They originally period of then now got more problems though, because Nicole Amir Tich left the game on Wednesday with a right calf strain believe it was his right ankle as well. So more issues with that. Right, lower extremity and calf strains as we know are pretty tricky have to imagine he's gonna miss at least a week if not more Pels back under five hundred they did lose at home to Detroit that's one that they had a nice win at the grizzlies where they killed them. And then they lost it onto Detroit yesterday too little for some odd six blocks in that game is played well ish, by his standards. But yeah, losing that one at home to Detroit, that's the kind of gain the win with a d of the lineup. It weren't able to get that done. And so again, I think there's almost zero chance that the Pels are going to make a move with Davis before the trade deadline, but they got three or four more games. You're probably before he comes back. And if they lose all those now, you're looking at seventy game. Under five hundred I think, and so just not a realistic path likely at that point back into the playoffs. Well, and it's they're not helped by being a very tough part of the schedule. So they lost that home to the Detroit Pistons, they're facing the thunder, the Spurs the rockets the nuggets and in the Spurs again the second one on the road. Those are the next five games. So if Anthony Davis comes back, you know, middle of next week did they they can win, you know, they're certainly capable team. But it would make that a lot harder than as you said. You know, the margins are getting there, and yes, it's true that as of right now looks like it's gonna be easier to get into the west playoffs than we would have intimated either before the start of the season or early just because like the Lakers in particular have dealt with this. Jimmy, Butler got traded and all that sort of stuff. But the pelicans are four games under now, they're going to need to at some point start making up this ground. And even even if they lose a couple more. You're also losing time that could be needed to make up ground. We mentioned Detroit if Smith missed that win over New Orleans is third straight absence again with this. Rain issue. No timetable there had to imagine it's going to be a fair amount of time. That's a problem for Detroit in that east playoff race. When they're basically if we're going to say that Brooklyn is now a cut above. They've kinda got two teams for four spots the seven eight seed at the bottom of the east with Charlotte. Miami Detroit's and the wizards IS how could I forget the wizards actually given the highest chance of that group to make the playoffs as of now in Memphis, Colleen, go soul, Rb talk very extensively about that. In just a few minutes of Jamaica, green also apparently someone who could get interest there. Berry Jackson in Miami. With the suggestion that we can hit on a little bit. When were talking about Philly that ready mcgruder is someone that the heat could look to move. The berry suggested that they might only get a second back for him, which she seems a little low to me frankly, but mcgruder in his third year older has minimum capital if he gets traded will be restricted region. But the heat really just don't have room under the tax resigned him. They are pretty overloaded on the wing not a lot of those guys pure threes. But if they're if they can play Justice wins more point guard than he can guard the other teams three and mcgruder isn't as important. So I think a team should probably look to grab mcgruder especially because he's got that low capital you could keep him around and for Portland Dame Lillard is playing three hand contusion. The we may sit against Phoenix tonight as we record this. What do you make of Leonard? Now having missed four straight games for quote, unquote, load management in which is three and when they did lose a course at D last night. I think it's a good thing that the raptors are trying to make sure that he's right physically. I it's always hard when it's this nebulous to know, whether we should be concerned, or we should be happy that they're being judicious, but they've still been successful without him. I think the number last I saw was there like seventeen in three or something like that without Kawhi. So far this year they've been doing well, an that really is is the most important part of this. But it is considering that he needs this much time to deal with whatever it is that. Ailing him. He is as of now supposed to return on Friday 'em load management is certainly interesting in you have to imagine that the only reason you would miss four straight games. That's that's beyond the point of. Oh, wow. You know, you and remember he was supposed to even start playing in back to back spree recently. And then they decided not to do that doers. You'd miss four straight games. That's not like, oh, you went pretty hard in this game. Like, we're gonna give you a time off the risk of injury is higher now in that to me. I don't know this. But I would be shocked if the reason for this is not soreness in that Quat, and it's an injury that needs to be managed in some even posited that it might be a degenerative condition. You can also just look at it as something that just as kinda going to worsen over time, the more and more you play than you have to rest it as he did for quite a bit last season. I did always feel like he got a little bit of a bad rap. This idea that he liked quit on the Spurs last year. I think those of a legitimate injury. And. The fact that the was deemed of quit on this applied did not into your him to anyone in San Antonio or endure anyone answer to him, maybe more accurately. But this to me is is saying, right. He's probably he's feeling something in that quad. Maybe it's not severe. Maybe it's if the were the playoffs he'd be playing type of thing, but you know, perhaps this is in that he's just gonna have to deal with the entire recipes. Karimi didn't have surgery did a lot of rehab on it. But it seems like an I think it's no coincidence that this happened after that big game against the Celtics where he played a few more minutes than normal is a really intense game. And so I I'm a that's my guess is that that's what's going on here. He's got some soreness, and they're trying to get impact to our needs to be an hopefully being smart about it to where it's like, okay. You weren't feeling the source for two weeks. And we had it continued to degenerate continue to generate instead. Oh at the first sign of ordinance were now going to sit you out for games. That's probably the way this is going to need to be managed. What else we got here? It looks like Phoenix will be without. De'andre for another game. But they also will be getting a lot of money from the city of Phoenix. The city council approved a two hundred and thirty million dollar renovation of their Rena tra- keep the sons in the venue through at least twenty thirty seven. It has been controversial because the city is paying one hundred and fifty million from its sports facility fund. They had previously postponed a vote, but then it passed on. I think that was Tuesday or Wednesday. Yeah. And there was some reporting that server head made some private threats that he would move the team if he didn't get this money the arena does bay date back to nineteen ninety two the Suns. Also don't have a practice facility server committed to build a twenty five to fifty billion dollar practice facility in the city of Phoenix somewhere which does a nerd to the benefit somewhat of Phoenix just with the construction costs and taxes and whatnot. And the sons are paying eighty million that usually seems to be the one third two thirds ratios about standard the city owns the building. They're the sons are going to increase their lease payments slightly. But the sun still get the revenue from a booking the concerts and stuff like that the the non sons revenue, so yeah, this is definitely public money. It's going to make Robert server richer. The whole thing about all while you're not considering the economic benefits while yoke people are spending money at the bars and restaurants around there. But that's probably because they're just not spending money at bars and restaurants in other parts of the city, or they're not going to see a movie or whatever like there's little indication. I mean, unless you're just a Suns fan flying in from out of town to see the sons, which I'm guessing they're not that many of those maybe a few to that you're really adding to the overall economic pie and neutral communists, have confirmed this for a long time. I would think you'd be hard pressed to find a study from someone who is did not actually have a stake in the game. That concludes that public money for sports stadiums, really works. And so I am not in favor of that. I think that province over if he wants to renew upgrade should just pay for it himself because he's gonna get the province for the city. He is not going to do that. So and to be clear, this isn't just a Suns thing, I've made the same comments with the bucks stadium made it in a number of pretty much every time this issue comes up. Well, this is an unusual thing while we've been recording. I don't exactly know how to count this in terms of breaking news. But Koran Butler tweeted out that I guess it's this as Mark Stein. Put it it's players. Former players breaking news that Spencer Dinwiddie has a finger injury. A ligament issue and a finger and and Butler to saying that Dinwiddie will miss for two six weeks. But that he'll that he will get other evaluations. So I don't want really react to it yet. Because this is weird like it's is still in the process of doing it. But let's keep an eye on Spencer Dinwiddie because he has been a very important part of Brooklyn's recent success. Yeah. That'd be ashamed. Feels to miss time. He was awesome. Again, the other night in Chicago. Jabari Parker missed Wednesday's game with a right patellar, tendon strain, but he's supposed to be good to go. But David new oppa still out for Cleveland. He's supposed to maybe come back within the next week or so they really need some kind of defense on the wing and team supposedly according to shops right yet. Really good pizza on the athletic. I really like when he just kinda aggravates his notebook together there the athletic dot com slash cap. Space is a way to sign up there. He noted that teams are looking at Rodney hood. He also noted that the Mavericks have discussed Dennis Smith deals with several teams, including Orlando Christine's confirmed that arlando been in those talks as well. If if you haven't listened to that show yet so real good time talking to him New York who famously passed on Smith to draft Frank, ntilikina. But there are still people not organization that like him. I happen to know that for a fact is wall was involved. And then something else that was in chomps piece was that the wizards could pivot, and we'll to move auto porter more aggressively, which is which is interesting. I mean, that's something that I I I wrote a piece for the athletic a few few weeks ago talking about kind of the ways that they. Can deal with the situation they're in and for me, the most straightforward one of those especially now that it looks like Bradley Beal as an as a bona fide all-star is off the market that porter makes the most sense if they want to go in those directions, unless they can find a taker for Yami me, but that is a different conversation. And then Stein reporting save the Knicks are actively seeking trades for Tim Hardaway junior and Courtney Lee hoping to just get rid of them without attaching an ethic. Good luck and at and it's cancer again, Hugh, supposedly was told by phys Dale that he was going to be starting. And then he didn't play at all instead yesterday against the rockets as hard and dropped a sixty one points on the next set a career high, and Eric Gordon dropped the ball inbounds to PJ Tucker, and he decided not to grab it and the Knicks gotta tying layup for some reason. And then shops also reporting that Philly is looking for a wing shooter and a center all that makes sense as well miscalculates inadequate there. They've been going with journal Bolden summit at backup center. Amir johnson. He's pretty cook. Defensively at this point. So yeah, they definitely need something behind. Joel Embiid his minutes or out of control even just for the rest of the regular season. Not even so much for the playoffs and the wing shooter. I mean, I think they have guys cork MAs and Shamet who can shoot. But they don't really have any size of me. I think implicit in that is it someone who can actually play some defense as new really with Rettig out there. You can't have another defensive liability against the best teams in the playoffs. But Philly's fortunes at least are looking up as far as like being able to get out of the first round now with this depot injury. Although, you know said though, we all are by that. That's actually good news for Philly. Anything else we got here. Just a couple of little quick notes. We still are keeping an eye on. If there any possible suspensions from players leaving the bench during the Mason Plumlee, Derrick favors kerfuffle in the second quarter of nuggets jazz last night. It was weird. But you know, depending on the interpretation fortunately for the nuggets their next game against the Phoenix Suns. So like Damian Lillard potentially sitting it's not nearly as big. A deal if it was against another Ponant. Also, I will mention I did a really fun podcast without a modest of Denver stiffs and men and many other sites nuggets focused though, not exclusively on that. That's real Jim radios episode for this week it came out Thursday morning, at least it isn't during a playoff series. We don't have to listen to fans of the opposing team all of a sudden being all law and order and demanding that the guy gets suspended Surin the regular season. So they're not playing the same team again. Yeah. And then a couple other quick things. Trevor Schlink general manager of the hawks said on Tuesday that camp as more might be back in a couple of weeks. That is another weird thing in terms of timing. Also that affects potentially their discussions at the trade deadline. Kevin Herger has missed the last two games with a neck issue. We do not have any sort of timeline in a positive or negative direction at the moment. And not surprisingly, they have engaged with with potential trade partners on as more Dwayne dead men, and interestingly have also discussed Taurean prince who is at a different place in the development contractual process. But if he's not if they don't see him as potentially part of their core or. Exploratory conversations, and they still have a high asking price. They're just talking prince is an interesting one. I mean hasn't until Kevin her's been out. He hasn't been starting coming back. From an ankle injury. Hasn't looked great. He was a draft choice of the previous regime, so doesn't have that organizational equity. Maybe they feel like he's not good enough defensively to play next to hurt her is going to be a liability there. But prince's also, someone who you know, what I mean, I think the thought was who's going to be really good defensively. I don't think that that's really held up. So far hasn't really shown much ability to play the four. He's they haven't tried them. They're too much, but he's kind of a young guy where maybe, you know, if you're a Philly, you might say we're going to be aggressive. We think he's a young federal who can grow at this team can defend his position. Okay. Enough can shoot the ball. You know, maybe they would give in their first round pick. This. You're trying to pick them up. I don't know. Maybe that's too much. People are quite judicious with the use of first round picks these days, I am not judicious about the use of my borough couch. However. Dunked on is brought to you by borough. And now that the new year has flipped over. We realize it's tough to break bad habits or leave a bad relationship. But getting rid of that terrible couch that you just sinking into where the spring is just poking into your. But if you don't sit on right? That's something you probably should do. You can start fresh in twenty nineteen with the most comfortable durable. Styler so far out there from borough. They have this supportive proprietary phone very comfortable to relax on the cats. Love it. It's so durable on the outside as well. We don't declaw our cats, obviously, you shouldn't do that. But there on that all the time holding up extremely well. 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Obviously with the news that verse Shams had it that rubber met with Mike Conley. And Marcus will let them know that there's a possibility that could be traded. They are now listening to offers. This is kind of the you know, they've gotten past the denial stage. Finally, there's these stages for small market teams trading guys when they kinda need to rebuild that. They just don't want to you know, first there's the denial stage. And then they go into the stage that they're probably at now of completely overvalue in the guys. Right. They you think if you're there all man, we can't trade these guys we can't trade these guys. They're so good. Okay. I guess we're not that good. We have to trade. But it's going to take an overwhelming offer. These guys are franchise icons. And so now they're going to get into this the point where it's like, well, yeah. Maybe the guys who led your team to being well under five hundred actually aren't that valuable if they were that valuable you wouldn't have to trade them 'cause you'd actually be good. And so that's probably the point that they're reaching right now talk that they wanna move Chandler Parsons in any deal. Oh, well, that'll be easy. All you need to take back as sixty billion in salary shouldn't be hard to find that deal. So that seems unrealistic to me you'll go soul is on an expiring contract hasn't really played well since the first month of the season dealing with some, you know, an ankle issues gotta lower back issues think in turn thirty four pretty shortly here. So let's start with Gasol. I I mean with that twenty five point six million dollar player option for next season, which you know, as you always say he's going to make the right decision on that. Probably if he plays poorly. He picks that up, and it's you know, it's kind of an albatross. If you. Plays. Well, then he can be a free agent. So I mean, that's that's almost that player option is worse than if you just were an expiring contract. So who needs the sky that's the big problem and just before we get into these could be important in these conversations is only a little bit under five hundred thousand dollars below the luxury tax, and they are not paying the luxury tax. And so there are certain trade partners where a deal could make sense fry there calmly orchestra where Memphis sheds twenty nineteen eighteen nineteen money in the deal, but that's a consideration. Because they're going to need to finish. You know by the deadline. They'll need to be under that cap for a bunch of different reasons. So it's worth considering to have trade exceptions. That's less of a deal. I mean, they can they can do some they're small like two point four billion in less. So if a player with Kosovo salary the using the one hundred twenty five percent rule. So basically means you can take take back twenty five percent more a team would need to unless they have cap space include nineteen point three million in salary in deal. Just for Kosovo. Of course, if you add another players for any any number. Of reasons than that number goes higher and you're right to bring up the need question. And so the two things and this'll be consistent for a couple of different players. We talk about the questions that I think of in my head are who needs a center or Kosovo specifically and who thinks that Kosovo will make the difference for them because just needing a center is very different from needing Mirka soul and thinking that he makes the difference. And so the team that I'm not saying that I'm advocating for this. But the first like when I went through the whole the whole MBA, listen rosters and everything like that the first team that really stuck out to me was the Sacramento Kings, and that's probably counterintuitive for a lot of people. But they check a lot of boxes for be a team were qualities that uses reliably that uses big men. There's obviously connection between Jaeger and Marcus oil not the coach who he got who we ran out of the out of the building, which is also useful. But also because Sacramento is trying to compete this year. We've we've heard that from a few different sources recently they've been encouraged by their shocking success so far this year, and they are. Team where whatever Mirka sold decides in the summer of twenty nineteen they can work with it. If he opts in soapy at they have so much cap space. They don't even probably know what to do with all of it and Voday, you know, has a connection with with European bigs in particular. I mean, we've seen that we've seen that before. And they as I said the you center. So I think Sacramento is a fascinating potential thing here. The problem was Sacramento is that they don't have a ton in the way of assets that they're willing to move. So if Memphis start stepping down on their price, then I think Sacramento could be an interesting one, but they're also going to be in the mix for frigging everybody because they have cap space, and they have a capacity to take on multi your salary, which so many other teams do not and one thing. That's at corona really does offer is Memphis really can't take back more than gazelle salary. So 'cause they're so close to the tax which they will not under any circumstances be paying with this group. So Sacramento has that twelve million space. They could send back now even only about thirteen million. Did they want to and that could really just help Memphis save actual cash Jammie? Because one of the things is when you're close to the tax. You're also just a less profitable team. And you know, I I'm guessing their revenue sharing help, but they're probably gonna be close to losing money this year. They're just not gonna wanna overall be as expensive of a group going forward. So they've got that as well. But yeah, I think where you run into it here is the price, and you know, certainly FOX Donovan, which he'll those guys are going to be off the table, perhaps Willie Cauley Stein could be in the deal of Memphis wanted to value his restricted rights thinks he could be okay fit as an athletic guy. Maybe they could go to more of a switching group with Jaren Jackson. Now, the kings are not going to give up a I almost certainly. I mean, they don't know where they're at right now, the they don't have that pick in twenty nineteen. So they need to you can't lose any more draft capital. And the other thing for the kings is just. Yeah. Gonzala be nice fit. But. The right at five hundred right now, and they've lost a few FOX and bielema were out. Not sure if they're coming back imminently here or not, but they're giving a three percent chance of making the playoffs right now by five thirty eight m yeah, this has been a real feel good story for them. Divas did say, no, we're not gonna try to short circuit the rebuilding. We're going to try to take on more future at so. And there's no way that I mean, I think easily just having to pay Parsons contract for next year in and of itself is more negative than Zola's puzzle. I think Memphis would have to throw more into the -til there. And so we're going to talk about other potential destinations. But when you're talking about trading, a franchise icon and just the negative press and feeling that comes from that it's tough to really see dealer. I mean, maybe Harry Giles could be involved may be scall- could be involved. But you know, those are not guys who were moving the needle for you. If you're Memphis to the point where you want to take on the bad press of having a move. A guy like a soul now getting off his potential opting in next year as they try to rebuild. Maybe that's worth something if he opposite next year that maybe you could try to trade him again next year, that's a possibility. But it's you see why it's so difficult and big part of that is nobody not that many teams need centers not that teams necessarily need traditional centers who ventured tech writing. They're one of the few teams where he would like clearly help them. But I don't I still don't think it's like worth it for them to push for the eighth seed by making the ceiling giving up anything annot, you know, if they could do it for the type of price for talking about. Sure. But I don't really see why Memphis would wanna do that might as well. Just hold onto the guy at that point. And that's the problem for Memphis because there aren't that many teams that are really interested in the center, or they'll move the needle a lot. I mean, theoretically, maybe Washington could be interested. If they think gazelle represents a serious upgrade on Thomas Bryant, but they have their own financial considerations. So probably involve John McCain me and the deal and that brings a whole bunch of other stuff in play. And I don't expect that. And then the teams that I had in any kind of the outside shot cata. Gory. Dallas still uses centers. He could fit with Luca. I can think of a sales pitch. They're similar thing. Without Lynn with Atlanta, Dallas real quickly. I mean again like this guy can be a free agent. If you're not pushing for the playoffs this year, which I think Dallas is out of that. Now, I would say out hawks or out of that. Now. Knicks are that. I mean, and you might say, okay. Hey, if you often we'll do the deal Solter that especially if it's in a destination. He doesn't wanna be in. He's probably gonna wanna the flexibility if he's going to opt out he's going to do it because he wants to win and go to a winning situation not necessarily for financial game. Yes. They're just really aren't that many good good fits for him. But now we can move the player who I think is has substantially more art. So prediction does he get traded or not now, I don't think I think this holds firm, and that nobody nobody makes an offer even really close to what they're willing to do treating him as meaningful positive is. I think it's too hard because of the need the lack of need for centers. It's harder to make that pitch for him than for Mike. Conley. Yeah. And again, I mean some of the teams that. Might move from you mentioned like because if you're good Yari have someone that's good. Or better thing a solar. He just doesn't really fit in with your group at center. And so there's no point. I mean, maybe if you're trying to chase the you just happen to be in that feeling, you know, the wizards or kind of like the Sacramento the east in that regard. But the wizards, you know, they need all their future flexibility going forward. They've traded so many first round pick. They don't wanna trade a first round pick. I don't think forget soul. So you can get into the playoffs with the eighth seed here. They're not in double down mode at this point in time. So it's really it's tough to find where that group is where because none of the really good teams is he going to be a huge upgrade foresee. I agree. I think he'd just doesn't get trade. But yet we wanted to turn to Conley now. Yeah. So this is my Conley's age thirty one season he is owed thirty two and a half million for next year. And then has an early termination option for twenty twenty twenty one that is worth thirty four point five million. So using his current salary because that's when he'd be traded Memphis would have to receive or. Accurately. The other team would have to send at least twenty four point four million in the trade to do it for just Connolly in that number, of course goes higher. They added anything else for the trade. The big difference. Here though, is that a lot more teams need could use whatever were to use a point guard then a center, I it's hard because the teams that I had singled out is like the most kind of logical fit not necessarily from a salary perspective. But from kind of fit perspective was the Indiana. Pacers commonly is from Indiana, he'd be a fascinating fit with Victor will depot, I think that ship has sailed at least for this league year because they don't know where visually Bill is physically, Ian because the value of having Mike Conley locked in right now. It doesn't really help them as much because. Yeah. Maybe makes you a better, you know, better five-seater better four seed, but their future is brighter than their present. Now, I see your point there. I selectively think I would be interested. If I were in the NF because you're getting in for two more years now, and they have to frigid point guards already coming up. This is not last year's market your. Going to have to overpay to get a solution. There they need someone who could be a primary pick and roll guy now. And I think Conley even you know, he's playing at close to an all star level still this season. He's may thirty one this offseason turns thirty two in October. But Conley on a two year sixty million dollar deal, basically might be better than what they can do. Now. One problem is they don't really have any kind of bad contracts to send back the salary matching becomes difficult within the Anna. And then you also wonder what asset is going to have to go back. I guess they've got if they wanted to go with Evans ANC collison and Kyle O Quinn. You could probably get there may be Memphis could throw in a couple of minimum salaries. Just make the roster spots match pseudomonas to get waived. And then I think, you know, Indiana might be able to say there'd be underdogs probably. But I'm not sure that old depot is playing at a better level than commonly. So far this year. I think they actually. If you look at it from that standpoint. Yeah, they lost. All the depot, you wouldn't be making an upgrade. But they were looking pretty good before that. So you can kind of say, hey, we're going to get back to the level that we would have been with Ola depot, and then only becomes back next year. We've got a better use of our thirty million in cap space, and especially because you still have Conley under contract. Now, you can use the bird rights on young to resign him. You could maybe use the bird rights on bogdonovich who they'll keep around as well. It could start to get a little pricey you Turner's accension kicking in. But then the question becomes, you know, who are you going to put into the trader you gonna do? I one first rounder that start. That's probably not enough for Memphis. I'm guessing would you do a first rounder and suboxone ass- I could see Indiana kinda thinking that that's too much. I I've happened to think that Savona while he's really good is also kind of replaceable as like a finishing pick and roll center on the second hand wouldn't be you wouldn't get tone as good as him. But there's also concern too that you put voters in the trade. And then you lose. And he is young in the off season. And now you have nothing at power forward. But they'll still have some room even with Conley to be able to go and get someone on the free agent market to fill in that role. So I think I would still very seriously consider it. If I were Indiana, there's a parallel between Indiana and Utah in particular as these franchises that have spending flexibility in the summer of two thousand nineteen but you could sell them on Mike Conley. Because odds are they're not gonna get a newcomer that is better than him. And so yes, those teams do have cap space, but it's kind of a mystery box type of circumstance it could be anything. Maybe even somebody like Mike Conley. So that that could be here. Maybe you could make the argument the same thing for Orlando. But the argument that I'd be making for a window. If our Memphis is a little bit more stark. It's that you need somebody like Mike Conley and players of his caliber are not available especially at the price point that Orlando is going to have the power to to spend. You know, they Kemba Walker is on the market Kemba. Walker is probably not going to window. So then you get into those conversations. They could be interesting team. The the Orlando could basically have the exact same team as Memphis except to be rich it instead of gestalt but better on offense worse on defense. But doubt after mean, they thought they could resign vuckovich and calmly certainly doesn't fit much with their time line. And I would imagine he's not particularly interested in going there. And again, you know, you've got some teams in here. For example, the sun's where they're out of it now. So you're you're paying a premium value when you're basically getting zero value the rest of this year, and that's the best season that he has remaining. That's if it's an out of the playoffs type team like that gets a little bit tough. You mentioned the wolves. I think that's that's one. I would consider. I may. I wonder there's any chance that like Wiggins for Conley is something that the Grizz would consider. Oh, man. Is it possible that they're like enough of a believer in him to do that? Well, guys that have a high usage a lower than fifty five percent true shooting can sometimes benefit NPR. But God I mean. To me Wiggins contract is significantly worse. Like if all yeah. So I'll fate. Yeah. It's it's it's not even the circumstance of let's say what the Mavericks like with Harrison Barnes because they're committed cod. It's I maybe I mean, I don't know if I would've Minnesota put in a first round draft pick. Oh, man. Interesting to think about isn't it. Oh, yeah. Oh, it definitely is. And then the other so yes, we want to kind of take out some of the teams that are not really in the playoff picture this year. They're not getting that sorta value of rattle through some quickly, Milwaukee if they prefer Conley to Bledsoe could be compelling. The problem. There is also that Conley is owed a lot of money. And so that would make it harder for them to pivot in case Middleton leaves or in case those guys come back, but they wanna wanna money New Orleans would be a huge risk. It's also there filler salary gets a little bit tough. 'cause you'd be losing guys that actually really helped their team. But I mean calmly would really help them, and that's kind of the idea of they what Gail beds instead of like trying to get better guys ready to the Davis could go in that. And. That realm. And then the other kind of group teams, I think they're either asset poor or they just it doesn't really fit together like Philly. It'd be fascinating like that would be a really fun team. I don't expect them to give up what would be necessarily. They would also sacrifice flexibility. San Antonio doesn't really have that. They don't have the filler salary that really have the asset base than similar stories with Miami in Detroit both teams that would love to have my Conley. But just don't really have the means to acquire them in evacuate. If you're Memphis. What's just enough in terms of a return? I think I think we can throw out the idea of getting off a person sitting there's just like nobody has sixty million dollars in salary, or you know, I think it'd be it'd be eighty percent of like fifty five million. So, you know, forty five million dollars in salary, basically like nobody has that to send back like that. Just it's too difficult. And then calibrating the value of like, oh, I wanna get I gotta get off a Parsons, Indiana. I wanna get an asset back as well. I mean that that gets pretty difficult. So but just in Seoul, throw Parsons out of there. But just in general is one. First round pick enough to do it. It would have to have some pretty severe upside to me on. What do you think I've rambled for too long here? I was thinking like a first round pick which given the teams that'd be interested would probably be mid to late first-round pick. And then a player of some interesting, not not like a an absolute rotate like a logo rotation player, but would be somebody who has like starter potential but not starter certainty. I tried to think about whether Kelley, I think Kelly Oubre, he's probably too good. If he's the if theoretically the additional piece, you know, like that. So I'm trying to think of the right kind of guy here. Like TJ leaf is not good enough. But aired holiday if you're already sending in a first round pick might be might be too much. If in the end is high on him, but that's kind of the realm that I would be an end with Conley. There is the difference that for Memphis, if they are really pivoting it opens up their books more. Because then if we assume that Connally was going to pick up z te'o, then they can really Memphis, can maybe they have to be a little bit more standard in twenty nineteen twenty season. But then starting. July twenty twenty they're pretty much free and clear of any negative stuff. That would be on their books not saying they'll go in any great directions because they're still a small market team and everything else. But at least they would have the freedom to do whatever. Yeah. And I'm not sure that a middling I and a reserve wing type of prospect is enough it again to get it done for Memphis. Now, the other compounding factor, of course, is the pick that they go to Boston. And maybe they just shut it down and tank and keep that pick to see your maybe they decided they just don't want the draft. Remember course at that pick protecting the top eight this year top six next year unprotected twenty twenty one. If you move Conley. And you talked about this. How close they are to keep in that pick. Maybe some teams bulletin could jump up, but you know, they're looking at being right on the borderline and keeping it if they move Conley. They probably would just start losing like absolute crazy already can are. So probably more likely not to keep that pick. But then top six protected next year you're talking about being right on the borderline there again. And then obviously if it rolls over to twenty twenty one it's. Typed it it's just hard to construct a scenario in which these guys are gonna be better enough that that's not just massive pain losing that pick in twenty twenty one. If you move on from calling this, also, there's also I think feeling that simply by getting rid of the obligation you hold onto Colleen gazelle. Conley. You could always move in the summer, his value might be a reasonable amount less. He's probably not going to play as much a series by plays. Well, the rest of the year the stink of a bad season would be on him more. Maybe Kosovo leaves it in free agency this summer or not. But so that's that's another component here. But I think if you are of the belief that they wanna get rid of that obligation now, which I think makes sense to get wanna get rid of that allegation now because you just it's really gonna limit what you can do going forward in terms of trying to rebuild. So maybe keeping them has values simply in helping you keep or helping you get rid of the pick this here. But the they're playing so bad, right? I've almost been may not even matter wh-. What do you think of that since you'd love pick protection? I get where you're coming from. But it's also, you know, it's a top pick. You know that that's going to be a player that can help you be a part of the foundation with Jaren Jackson junior. So you bring up a better argument than you usually hear from this of the IB be. It's kind of the argument that a team will never make. It's like we might be even worse later on. So we might as well, we might as well get rid. Now a net argument is far more persuasive to me than some of the other ones. But it's I mean this bird is pretty close to hand it, especially if you get that. But the way I would probably play it is figure out where you calibrate the value. And as you said, I think calmly can be moved in the summer. So figure out kind of where your line in the sand is and if nobody meets it totally fine keeping keeping him around. And then they could be the bizarre team where if they are on the borderline liquids say there somewhere seven eight nine you might in that narrow circumstance try to win your last couple of games to get out of it. But if you can fall to like six or something, then that's that's a meaningful better thing in with lottery. Odds I wrote about this a little bit and my projection primer for the for the Mavs the sixth pick. I think it is has like a thirty. I think it's a thirty one percent chance of getting into the top couple picks. Like, that's pretty good. So maybe at that point then to benefit the benefit is worth the cost, and you go in that direction. So yeah, I would kind of set set a wine whatever that is. And then with with Conley. And then with castle I would be more enthusiastic about just getting out of it. Because there's their ways the calmly can be a part of this future more cleanly than gazelle if only because their best young player plays the same position to me as because it's really interesting here. Because almost always I would say, hey, just take take this year. Keep your pick. You know, for sure you're gonna keep it. And you never know what's gonna happen the future. But with this team, I can be pretty goddamn. Sure about what's gonna happen in the future. They are going to be bad. If you can't be good this year. It's only going to get worse. Maybe. You could say it was so weird to me that they traded for holiday instead of trying to get another playmaker. Maybe you could say, hey, you know, it was called me on the four. They actually haven't suck that bad. And you keep him around in this market at least keeping a franchise icon around winning thirty five games. And then you you give up the tenth pick next year. Because and now we've actually have gotten a a decent backup point guard. So we're not gonna just get completely house whenever Conley's on. But maybe that's how you get to being better next year than you are this year. But you know, that seems pretty unlikely it seems like it's just going to continue to go downhill and colonies by not gonna play an all star level next year, given his age another deal. I think they should really look as if they can move Justin holiday for two second round picks the deal might be available. It'll be hard. If I if they're trying to get a team that's not in the playoffs. I mean, maybe could joke that I know. I know that's what I was trying to get out the that not only that. But the picks they gave up her going to be good picks. All those those. I mean, one of number one because the ship had already sailed as far. I was made the playoffs when they made that trade number two because it just didn't even address their primary need which was another playmaker. And number three because the guy the guy is in any good. He's now eat out of thirty seven on three point shooting twenty nine percent and Nope, this we're saying as soon at the time and you'll obviously ill shoot a little better on threes going four, but but they could look to move him. He can't be aggregated a, but he might have some value for maybe you could get one of those seconds back at you at least a crappy one of their given how poorly played the probably be even be lucky there. There are other expiring contracts in this team. If they are going to sell calling us, all even not he'll they've still got Garrett temple eight million dollar expiring contract that they could perhaps try to get something for they've got Joe Michael Green as well. He'll be an unrestricted free agent. Both those guys making Iran eight million green some of those reported there could be some interest in a by shamans. And I think he he's actually pretty well from three this year and his athleticism as declined, but he's someone. I mean, I think he would. Actually help Philly, for example, like he would be a decent fit there to kind of be another guy like Wilson Chandler like those guys somewhat similar players at this point in their career greens by a little bit better defensively. Little better help defender. Kid catering mentioned cruel irony that Garrett temple was probably thrilled to leave Sacramento for mental yet, the potential playoff contender. And then he leaves the Dow Sacramento is better than Memphis, although he wouldn't have played there. But then rice, but the the point the point sense like, wow, it's tough anything also say on these guys here. Well, I guess we should pick most likely to be traded. I o temple instep. Yeah. Temp. Temples a good call. I was gonna say maybe maybe screen. Yeah. Actually, I think it's a green actually more because I didn't kill be more demand. I'd say green than temple and do agree. Conley. As wall of more likely than not that he is not traded. Yeah. I would go under fifty percent. I'd be off the top of my head. I'd be somewhere between twenty and thirty percent. Yeah. But I think I do believe it is more like that. He gets traded. Thankful do that. Yeah. I do. And just because there's more teams one of those it only takes one. But it's a lot easier to find one for point guard. Yeah. No. I mean, there are a lot of teams that he would be a big upgrade for an like an an teams that are good too. I mean, Utah Indiana both of those would be a big upgrade. He would actually help them win this year. And then he's under contract for two more years. So I I would be looking very seriously at him. If I were Utah, Indiana, but it is worth noting that Conley's to be making thirty four million a couple of years try his he's going to be a bad contract. But it's worth noting that whoever you're gonna sign it free agency. Probably now is back to being a bad contract. Most contracts that are signed in free agency for multiple years for big money are bad unless it's a max guy. So with that being the case soon. Conley might be a better option there and he has maintained his performance through this age thirty-one season. I think better than anticipated. You remember when that contract was signed? He was coming off missing a bunch of time with the achilles than last year. He had the achilles surgery as well. So there is some injury risks there to be sure. But I mean, he's played better. I think that anyone would have imagined so far this season. And that is a concerts of all of those things the salary the age the injury history. That's why I think if you could get the first rounder and that kind of lower level prospect did not take back salary. That's too shitty. I think though, it'd be a good deal for infants in terms of just the asset play. But is it worth trading? The franchise icon to get something like that. And you know, maybe we can move. We let let's move. Let's move to talking about a new sponsor just in time for Valentine's Day homesick candles. Their unique sense reflect all US states and dozens of cities around the world. There are thoughtful way to tell the story of your relationships journey. 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It's always funny to me, the Mavs in particular will always to this like when they get some sort of a negative PR issue. They're just like so completely over the top. It's not quite Davey ager saying, oh, we got the next Westbrook. And Durant in FOX Marvin Bagley, but it's like pretty close to that the way he's been going out of his way to try to mend the bridge. That's something probably needed to be done. Anyway, I'm not sure though the deal can happen. The trade deadline me they'll look to revisit that in the summer. See how he plays the rest of the year. It seems like they're pretty much accepted the reality that they're out of it. Now twenty and twenty six I got a lot of teams ahead of them. So what are you looking for with these guys? So I mean, there are a couple of clarifying questions that they're front. Office needs to be asking themselves. One of them is how do they want to handle twenty nineteen? I mean, currently if they theoretically let deandre Jordan, Wes Matthews go. They would have about fifty million in space. Do they want that much space? Do they want to do something different? Would they be better off going after twenty twenty twenty twenty as one Harrison Barnes if he picks up his option? That's when he will come off because he has that lucrative player option for next year and Dwight Powell has a player option as well. You know, maybe he I he's under contract. I believe he's an option his his gonna pick it up. Yeah. It's to with through. So maybe they end up saying we can we can hold up. But again that might be something where supply dictates it. You know it played the right players. Don't say, yes. That may be they go in that direction, so Dallas, but whatever they can decide on early is probably beneficial for them. And specifically there I'm thinking of Harrison Barnes. There have been these rumors that Sacramento's interested in him. If Dallas feels that they're comfortable with Harrison Barnes, picking up is option by all means they could they can keep him. They have plenty of Catholics. And but either way, but if. There. You know, not not super about that. I think they should look at moving him. If there's if there's a worthwhile price, and then it's kind of the same story with Dennis Smith. They don't have to make move right now. But it feels like things are going in the direction where it'd be better to do it. Now, if you know that they're not going to be part of their future. Barnes's interesting one because if you do trade, there's talk that Sacramento is really interested. Evac Inc was still involved with the warriors when they drafted him. And so he's a rumored toys love anyone who's associated with the worst. But I think Barnes actually is someone who could help the kings as a four man of the future. You could play Bagley at the five than in theory. Or maybe even as the three Barnes does have at least some size. I mistake probably would be more likely looking at him as a three, but he could play some four for them. Also. And he's another one of those guys where? Yeah, you know, you might say twenty five million Z worth that is he gonna get that. Maybe not. But he's also that might be a better use of the king's castrates going forward. The only problem is he might say I want to be in Sacramento audio some opting out and try to find a longer. Deal for eighteen million years somewhere fifteen million. I mean, Barnes's his value is going to be interesting. He's not gonna have the same value as in two thousand sixteen for a while. It looked like maybe use the living up to that contract. A little bit the first year. But now, that's no longer the case. He hasn't been shooting. It very well this year, he's got some ice abilities. Okay. Defensive player, but an average guy at that spot probably in. So the twenty five million is going to be a little little rich there. So he he's an instrument when I think it if you were Dallas would you simply just move him for nothing from the king's just get back expiring. Use the kings cap space to take him on, you know, get back kufo sin or Zach Randolph or whoever I think it would that just allows Dallas to try more things in the summer twin nineteen whether it's long term short term. They can just go after a series different options. And Luca is you you have time to figure this out in. I'd like I've mentioned this before from team building perspective having somebody who's, you know, six seven six eight and can handle the ball like you can you can go in different directions. And so. They feel like Harrison Barnes is not a like, he's he doesn't fit super well or he's not a part of their features. Then, you know, be you could throw an extra ten million of, you know, throw flyers somebody whatever you're gonna do. I think it would help. What's Matthews is the other one who really I think could help a lot of teams still an okay shooter. Okay defender he'd look great. I think in affiliate uniform interesting to the Philly, if our filler I might even be interested in like Saleh measury or even like maxi clip. I mean, how good would maxi Cleveland look in affiliate uniform. Right. So now, what's the price there? If you're Philly. I if I were them, I would give up my first round pick, and trade, you know, Mus Scala and Amir Johnson and got I guess Foltz would have to be in the deal on. Yeah. That's that's their problem. They don't but salary metric maybe Wilson Chandler could go back. They probably would wanna keep him. But maybe there's someone else that Dallas is raw through kind of fill that role. But but yet Cleber Dorian finished with me those guys for Philly. Maybe you would even be if you're Philly, you might even like be willing to say Foltz and a I. Four west Matthews finished Smith and Cleopa, and you know, throw in the the matching salary. What do you think of that deal who who is getting more value in that deal? I think Dallas's, but Cleveland is what makes this a lot harder because I really like him and having a finished Smith has been good to shoot a ball in both of those guys have value specifically to Philadelphia because they have low capitals in a restricted free agent. It doesn't mess up your you can even look to resign west as well potentially mean to get three rotation guys who are all pretty good. I mean, that's that is exactly two of whom you know, could guard on the wing all of them can shoot. Okay. Like, that's exactly the kind of deal to me that Philly needs full tes and Smith that's not that's not a Greek government should either. But maybe you could try to rehabilitate him in the oh, you could just see what you have with baltimat- folks could ever shoot. Again, the already could probably play Smith. I guess, but I mean, I think it would really be more about the pick at that point good you'd be buying pretty. Gamliel unfold. So if you got some, you know, if you were able to rehab him, and well, he's a bad fit with Dennis Smith and arguably with full full with LUKA as it stands right now. You know, if you can get a jump shot back you'd actually be a fascinating fit with him the same idea that Philly was going for early on. But it's at a low cost, you know, brick Carlisle has done well with point guards. And they're they're covered is actually pretty thin right now at at the one because le- Jalen Brunson. But then JJ Perea, unfortunately, he's out for the year. Maybe I don't think he'll be back on the team at least early on next year. So maybe having just having more irons in the fire could be a worthwhile thing for the way that Carlisle uses three point guards at minimum regularly in the rotation. I really liked that till I think that it's I'm probably higher on Fini's Smith in Cleveland than a lot of people. I might even be higher than west and a lot of people. But yeah, I mean to me that's an you know, you suck about the protection on that pick in what year as well. Remember that Philly would still have their bid level to us? They could still add. Depth on top of that. I mean, so you could you could build a pretty interesting, and and they're feeling now has to shift a little bit with what happened in Indiana that making, you know, getting the three seat isn't as urgent now as it would have been before yet. We actually just talked about that a couple of days ago, right? Where I mean, it still could have a tough match up in the first round against Indiana. But no, I mean, I think this would make them up even Sala metric would give them better minutes than any of the backup centers. They have so far could play a similar scheme with Embiid. His always always fun to watch. He gets into like one spat per game any other Wes destinations here. I guess it probably makes more sense to just talk about him in the context of those teams when we get to them. But let's say you're just moving west. I mean is that first round pick is obviously way too much there. So what are you getting back matching the salary could be a little difficult probably a decent second rounder. But a lot of those teams that are actually good that could use him. Don't have those kind of second rounders. They also don't have that kind of expiring salary. I mean, that's. Maybe you get a first round pick by taking on something. Maybe it's not the full value of less. That's undesirable. I mean, if I were Dallas considering they're looking at something like fifty million if you could take on ten to fifteen and get a first out of it like a decent like not not like bottom twenty six to thirty. I consider that to another consumption. Maybe just don't have to include Wes Matthews in that Philly deal. Maybe you just do the first for Cleveland and Vinnie Smith and new son back Moskal. Maybe that's maybe that's it still just got to get to rotation players at that price who have those small cap holds who are gonna be restricted free agents and are going to be good the next couple of years. We both those guys are older restricted be twenty five Cleveland twenty seven so you can grab those guys right in their prime. Get him on those depressed value restricted, free agent contracts. I I would even think about doing it again I'm much higher on finished with a and Cleveland than perhaps so Phileas in the Allston. These guys would also talk about I think that's about it. Right. Yeah. We'll mention that. They're picking top. Protected so and and I can't remember honestly the protections after that. But it's it's going to be a low relatively low chance of conveying even if they end up like the six worst record that and most likely player to be traded for the Mavericks. I mean, it kind of has to be Dennis Smith just because there's already a fair amount of smoke there. But wanna go I'm gonna go Wes could also just be a bio guy too. You can be. It's just hard to move an expiring salary that big like you have to kind of have to want something different. There aren't that many of them around the league yet 'cause they're not gonna want to take on anything longer. Right. So let's jump to the rockets. The rockets have probably made their big trade moves already there. Now after the freed signing seven point six million over the lecture tax. They have a bunch of trade exceptions, which it sounds unlikely that they're going to use during this league gear. They also have about four million of their mid level that could be used for bio candidates, an they only have about a little bit less than six hundred thousand in cash remaining after the two moves with bowls and. Obviously, they gave money to the aforementioned Mavericks for ONA walk. Oh, so we're getting closer to just having having Houston be spoken for. So as of now tax payment is in the eleven million or so rundown. Updated my sheet for the mill move yet. But actually, I can just do that right now. Yeah. Ten point eight million dollar tax payment. It looks like, but that's gonna go up a little bit. Once they signed more guys had actually I mean, the the Nunnelee way we're gonna to few things on my sheet here, but the those of the approximate numbers for team that actually contending. It's not crazy to take on a little bit more. You imagine that the buyout market will be kind of these guys given the fact that they do have money to spend. And that there are a number of holes in the roster where they can offer playing time especially with Cappello out in the interim. What are these guys need right now? Just anybody with a pulse who can be in the rotation yet. But once cappella comes back think they'll be okay ish at center, they got Farid. Now so wings wings wings. That's what they're looking for I suppose. Yeah. Especially with Austin rivers looking like a a stable part of the rotation and they'll get Chris Paul back at some point relatively soon. So as long as he can stay remotely healthy. They'll have gar rotational be pretty spoken for and they'll extend into the three with Erik Gordon being back as well. So they can wings are really the thing. And the light of distinction will be guys that they can at least have a reasonable shot of playing in high leverage series highlighter series for the rockets could start as soon as the first round. But they're they need by players that aren't really playoff-caliber don't really provide them much value. They can find those guys. So the type of trade that I'm thinking about the main conception here is branded night making fifteen point six million next year, fourteen point six million this year for a player who has a similar length of contract similar type of money, but can actually help them. And obviously the one that Chris talked about yesterday, and that we've been talking about is night for as more, and they would. Likely have to throw in their first rounder, whereas they're picking a land. And you know, it's kind of be in the twenties. Maybe maybe what they would say is we're going to top twenty protect this pick. And we'll rolled over to next year, potentially D. Darrell has always been very crafty with pick protection. And so you could see them saying all right right on the borderline here. And if this doesn't work then we're going to roll it over to next year. And you know, again, we'll top twenty protected, and if we go three years, and for some reason, we're not in the top ten teams league three years in a row than you know, it's gonna turn into some seconds, which they have in Gaul of except for one possible pick swap that they have other than their first rounders. They really have absolutely nothing in terms of assets to throw 'em even their seconds or good be pretty low at this point. And so I mean, I think I when you throw in the value of bays more overnight. And then also the fact that the hawks would have to take on dead salary, you I think again, the protection there would be very interesting. You know, once you get into a pick that could be higher than twenty or better than twenty. I should say. Than maybe that gets to be a little bit too much to give up their now. The hawks also might have other guys they could throw in as well. So when they're expiring contracts, but then the salary matching becomes a little more difficult and also the tax issue where they're taking more money becomes a little more difficult. I'm sure that Houston would have some interest in deadman you to say, although how much is debit really gonna play in the playoffs. Like that's kind of more of a regular season thing. Jeremy Lin makes too much money Inc. To make the math work, if the maybe they could get deadman and send out in a Markey's, Chris, obviously making three point two. So that could maybe there's a way if you wanted to throw in the first lower the protection on that a little bit. And now you're going to get bays more and deadman maybe didn't would play more than credit for with his three point shooting. So that might be at the hawks are a very logical trade partner here for Houston. And is just how many players are going to be in on either side. What's the the asset going to the hawk and what other offers around on the table for Atlanta's Kenan unusual situation. That'll be worth watching as well. One other. Thing. I mentioned for Houston is that they probably don't have enough cash left to offload marquees. Chris it's hard to imagine a team saying, oh that we want to roll the dice on him and take on the financial the financial element of that. So maybe they're just going to have to end up kind of eating that money which would gun guys covered in once so many ones. So yeah, that's going to be the that'll be limiting fortunately for Houston. They have all their own. I they do. Oh, other twenty two twenty nineteen sorry. The current second round pick. So that'd be worth watching as well. Most likely player to be traded. Now that Mello's gone. I'm gonna go with Brandon Knight just because he clearly doesn't fit within really any of their timetables. So I'd beat if somebody's going to go pee seems like the most logical given where they are. I think it would be a massive missed opportunity if they don't make their first round pick available with night and just got the best player that they can get who expires in twenty twenty making that type of money and bays more certainly as an obvious that I you know, bays. Moore's a little he's a little small to guard. Kevin Kevin Durant on a switch. Bothers me a little bit. But, you know, use a decent Steph curry defender with his Lanc contribute. The three good driver off of closeouts could transition player. I think there's a lot to be said for adding him. And then if you can also get a deadman as well, then it gets to be pretty good for them on. I mean, any other players on on that list of that you think might move for night that are kind of similarly situated none that really stick out to me. Now what about Terrence Ross? He at least expires to the magic wanna take on another year of night. You know, the for what's probably not going to be a great asset. I I don't think I would. Yeah. And let's see what other like Houston, Houston sweeteners just aren't strong enough, Courtney Lee, maybe another one and hey at actually that that actually that is a little bit more compelling while at and here's why it is even more. It's like I mean, obviously, New York's going to get Katie if he wants to go there regardless, but hey, greasing the skids skit kiddie out of the conference does all. Bad. But I I'm not sure that we can help them those the problem. He may be done if we don't know Gert temple could be another one, maybe for Memphis. He's expiring temple seems like maybe more of a buyout type of guy. Maybe they could just give up a second for him and throw in in a that may be. Yeah. Just looking at some of the teams that are out of it west Matthews. I don't see Dallas wanting to take back night. Maybe they do it for the pick. They wanna maintain their cap space aspirations, Robin Lopez. We've talked about isn't really a scheme fit for them. Cleveland doesn't really have anyone to sexy that they would be interested in. I don't think I think probably done with them. Let's move to the pelicans while another team. This this division is just ridiculous here. We at the start of this week to do to divisions. Like what the hell where we talk about? Where like an hour to Hafid. Well, we we kind of had to do this this west considering what? Yeah, what is on the table? Mean those reporting. I mean, New Orleans is another one they're going to be, you know, Chris. Today's you know, that there if there isn't there should be a level of desperation there. 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And then you can still offer him that same deal as designated player, which to me makes all MBA this year, which is going to be eligible for automatically in the summer of twenty twenty. And you say, hey, you know, if you're gonna leave that's fine. We'll have another two playoff season so flee that's worth something is getting now, obviously if the return is big enough, then you move him. But those aren't like you're talking about to likely playoff seasons that if you move our one if you move in the summer that you're kinda punting on. So of the the offers aren't good enough aim you just hold onto him. And then aren't you? Gotta rebuild is getting Jalen Brown from the Celtics iding Browns pretty good with like to see what he can do with more freedom. But is that really worth just having a total miserable tanking year? Maybe you could say while at least we're starting the rebuild earlier. We have that tank. In the way of a high pick and twenty twenty as opposed to we make the playoffs. And now we have another bad year the year after that. But there is something to be said for that of just writing it out. Well, you know, what team has the has the experience of trading their star player then getting a good pick immediately following that. And that's in Orleans pelicans. I mean with the Christmas Jewish. Yeah. That's right. So we need the lock out your they got the number one pick immediately. So I I guess they have that was not under this ownership, but they do have experience with moving player and getting a pretty darn good return. So I mean, I think you would have to at least very subtly listen on a D at this point. And we know the Lakers are out there. I wouldn't trade AD for everything that that the Lakers could give even if they move a D now, and they kinda drop out of the plaza. I mean, I think there because they still have holiday now, you could say that if the move AD the new can also move holiday now, you can really get something to jump start it. But it doesn't seem like that's going to be they're gonna try. They'll try to do the. Cleveland like, oh, we still have some pretty good guys. Like, we could we could reload or on these guys it will make the then they'll figure out that they're not going to do that and end up losing the losing another year. So I think it would really would have to be as some kind of dark arts because what the Lakers have to offer decision enough for me. Maybe maybe if they offered like three first round picks. In addition to most of the cupboard of young guys. I'll start full listen are the Lakers gonna do this thing where like they did with PG and to maybe a less guy would just sign him as a free agent or we could just trade for him in the in the off season. But the Lakers might feel they need to move now to get make the playoffs. This of good LeBron year that you don't wanna waste and Boston is can't be in the derby yet because they are limited with Kyrie Irving. You can't sign or I'm sorry. You can't trade for two guys who are signed as designated veterans or sorry. Choose butchering signed two dozen rookie extensions. I'm trying to think if there's anyone out there that would just say. Yeah. You we may be where AD wants to return book, we could get a year and a half of them here. So maybe we'll just throw enough in Portland is one that kind of comes to mind CJ McCollum could be in their throw some first rounders in there in the future as well. Try to pair up Damon AD that'd be pretty nasty pairing. Any others come to mind is just kinda dark horses. Where like it'd be worth it. I thought for a hot second about the clippers. But the problem with the clippers is just their asset base in great unless they're willing to to really start to throw some stuff in a specially built them around. Shay. Yeah. And if and if the pelicans are looking for to be more competitive in the near term, you know, guys like Lou Williams was on a value contract. I would say I mean, I think they would want to try to retake it'd be like gore Todd than it'd be they'd probably just go try to go mostly young guys there. But other than shea they don't have a ton. That's real sexy drum Robinson's been playing a little bit was on their injuries. But I don't think he has a ton of positive value at this point in time. So it would have to be in. That would be so interesting, right. Like what what if they did try to like three first round picks and shea? I mean, that's probably a again, I think they're just they're not ready yet. But I think for the clippers to be able to get a D that does hurt your cap space this upcoming summer, presumably, it would just be expiring contracts. That's an interesting one though, I, but there isn't that much talk that he he's in the mix. With the clippers the way to more. Okay. Let's hear it would probably have to involve Ben Simmons. But philly. I mean, just with the idea of maybe there is some sort of incongruity a D N impede fit though. I sort of do. But then there's the chance that it. I I just wanted to Ford as a team that has resources that could throw a lot of things in there. And then the other one I don't expect to see this because again at weird finishes, but what about Denver? I maybe maybe well who's Murray Jamal Murray? Maybe Gary Harris, he just just say, hey, like, we can what what kind of team that could be with with him. I mean, you can even use Millsaps salary balanced. If you wanted to like that would be an easy in easy structure for New Orleans to get you know, to to get out of it, Denver, depending they might even be able to take on a small amount of money. Like, you could I don't know if Jamal I mean, they're very high Marie. I don't know if they'd be willing to part with Murray for a year and a half eighty. Yeah. And then I don't even know who the hell would be in the deal. But I've kind of like, I think. Messiah would call. I just don't know. What the hell the deal would be sure. Oh pro- from Toronto Serano. Yeah. I mean. Yeah. I mean, I guess they've got an obese Siaka m- Jesus that took us Fallon shootings or Bacchus fest. Filler who baby you have the, but those type of teams really to get those type of teams in there. Those dark horse teams. I think you really have to if you wanna get a return. That's actually gonna matter. You gotta do it. Now. I don't think you're gonna get a Nuff. Right. You get to play offs like that. That is why I think team I Toronto or Portland would be would be interested because you get you get those two playoff runs as opposed to just want. All man coli in AD. That'd just be insane. And you know, is Siaka a better asset than anything that Boston with their own the deal if they wouldn't do Jason Tatum. Yeah. Probably probably because the their future picks aren't looking sexy anymore who while all right? Let's it enough of this. We're probably annoying pelican's fans here. What if the Pels wanted just use their own first round pick? To try and get better this year. The challenge there is really trying to get the salary, right? Because you wouldn't want to give up somebody like Nicole Amirah -tic and the start that they would be willing to move him. I think they desperately need him things like that. They're starting Randall instead of them right now. Yeah. And each one more is helping them and Salman hill has another year at seven twenty sorry, twelve point eight million. So we'll so so I think it would be the same as the night conception with or or maybe they could do something with west Johnson as as filler ballast because he's an expiring six million. I assume that's also partially. Why he still on the roster? Yeah. Yeah. He is not a goodly produced much. I'm sure they could throw in check Diablo, that's truly their only. Frank jackson. True. Those guys would be quite expendable. If they wanted to sweeten up a deal a little bit. They as always need something at the three. But that's one where they're not as concerned about that could be another possible base, more destination. But as the as always for them in more doesn't have the size in need. Someone with the size. Wes Matthews could be a little better. But then the salary matching. They would struggle there. Dallas isn't gonna wanna take back hill they wanna use their cap space. Instead, but you agree with me there. They're big need is that the three because they have solid players there. Other than that. The buyout market is probably they don't have any exceptions left. They use it all on Randall for the mid level in the biannual on Peyton. But guys the buyout market. Could at least go there and play. So let's useful something else. That's that's really unfortunate for New Orleans is that a lot of those kind of like you could call them marginal. Like, the the lower end threes just are in good situations. Now like boy on Pejanovic like maybe if he were on a bad team kind of like he or if you if he were expendable like when Brooklyn traded him a few years ago that sort of a circumstance, but he's on the Pacers. I don't think the Pacers are going to move him. Maybe they've see it a little bit differently right now. It's kind of a similar story with guys like James NS. What would you think? He's I mean, obviously doesn't solve their defensive problems. But just Terrence Ross is another guy who can space. The four and he's more of a two three. I'm not willing to give up a third round pick to get him. Even if you could get off of I mean, they could always stretch hill as well. He also might not need salt light next year. If this team is totally different. You don't need to get off Solomon hills money because you have no idea if that's going to matter. Right interesting that you mentioned it though. Oh, yeah. All the good threes are on good teams. You have kinda funny. How that works. Isn't it that anybody who with any kind of three d ability is actually like on a good team already? It's almost like those guys helped make the teams good, isn't it? Maybe they could roll the dice on somebody who's younger like, I don't know Stanley Johnson solves their problems or is really available but going that route like kind of with more what Phil what Phoenix ended up doing with Kelly Oubre that sort of thing as opposed to an established player. But of course, then the upside is immediate upside the present present values a little lower. You know, who might help them is David Wolpe. Oh, I like that. You know, would they be willing to give up a second to try and get him doesn't seem like teams over? Those patrols I think they should do a more. This like go for the young veteran who's established. She doesn't make anything. But the team, you know, like Cleveland doesn't really do much for them to like hold onto WADA's restricted rights. Pre already twenty six so, you know to get a second is probably more valuable for Cleveland than Nevada. But nobody could actually help the team Trevor Aretha if he becomes available, maybe. But then, you know, the wizards are not interested in taking any salary longer than that. So I just talked myself out of that immediately. John Simmons perhaps from the magic who's a non-guaranteed guaranteed for next year makes about six million. You could go west Johnson for him. And maybe put a second into that deal. If they think Simmons could help them a little bit defensively played while against the warriors before assuming that even Orlando's win move on there. Maybe they could throw Frank Jackson that deal. Instead, if if they're not a huge believer naming Orlando wants another out at the point guard position remember before by talked about Dallas probably couldn't get a first-round pick from west Matthews. But maybe they could if they took. On some money for next year. What about something involving Solomon hill in west Matthews? Yeah. I mentioned that earlier, but I just Dallas wants to take on money for next year. I think if it's only like twelve million that into you just stretch it if it were really if you're only all man, we really got the guy now. No, I do think I don't see Dallas making a huge splash right now. So, but maybe it was just really wanna play with Luca Luca. This is an interesting one that Dallas has actually third and wrote attendance in the NBA right now that was from mcmenamin had that one yesterday. I'm thinking that it might take one more year for guys to really be sold on playing with Luca. Maybe that's another reason to go for twenty twenty but I could see Dallas being into their cap space at some point in the near term. Sure and Dallas is a place that people have wanted to play before they have been like, a huge Frisian destination. But they've gotten guys anything else. You got on these guys. The pelicans EMMY temps just has brutally hard job. And it's not gonna get easier anytime soon, but I don't there's some. There's something exciting about that. It's it's parallel. It's going to be tough with ownership. But he's Stewart. Being a franchise through a very challenging compelling situation. And so I wanna see where where are they going when they pivot whichever way it is how how hard they go after that is going to be really important. Maybe they ended up doing it twice. Maybe they give up some sort of resource for this year. And then it doesn't work, and then they go hard the other way. But yeah, it's it's going to be worth watching. We transition to a team that that did pivot in intriguing way this past offseason, the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs are probably going to be the most quiet of these teams in terms of discussions and maybe in terms of results as well at the deadline. They are one point two million dollars below the luxury tax. They still have part of their Emily part of their be left and sin. Antonio like a couple of other teams, we've talked about recently, one of their limitations in terms of making big moves is that they're pretty stable in terms of the guys that are on multi year contracts, other than pow Gasol with his partial guarantee, our guys that I think they intend to keep around or that are you know, like they're making too much money. And so that becomes like they're not willing to give up an asset to move them. So that's why I think they're going to stay. Stabile derozen will Marcus those guys are fully guaranteed for next year. And then, you know, I think they want to keep those things. So I fully expect them to stay stable and that has been their MO previously. If they did want to upgrade their benches playing really, well, what do they need? It would be nice if they could have someone in their starting lineup and could shoot at three in their their bench actually takes a lot of the reason shoots wall really in their starting lineup. Forbes is the only one someone who can defend a little bit on the wing. It would be nice as well. But I mean, they're never going to give up like a first rounder to try and get someone and they're pretty deep. They've been their bench has been better than I expected after a pre rough start to the year that's been driving a lot of their success. So I'm not sure there's any huge need that they have that's philosophical. They don't have much in the way of assets other than future for some picks that I think they'd be willing to move on to Dante Murray of he's kind off a tornado. They're very high him. That's not the type of player who's going to get moved it at this point in time. So I mean, are we done already with these guy? Anything else to say, it's they they need to also evaluate some of the young guys that they have. I mean, so Derek white missed a lot of the early part of the year. He's looked good since he returned. I don't think they're ready to to move him in something Wani Walker similar situation except that he's younger not only in terms of MBA experience, but also in terms of life. He's just younger guys. So I think they're going to one a little bit of time to evaluate all that kind of stuff, and yucca Pertile is I think a part of the future in San Antonio. But they need to figure out how big nosy more of a rotation center. Do they even want you to like to they want to make him a time starter or like a twenty five minutes starter? There are a lot of different options. But Pertile, you know, a little less than four million next year. And then he's a restricted free agent with the with the cap hold that twenty twenty off season. When more things could go on depending on how how they're seeing it. What happens with DeMarcus are starting to murder Rosen's player option? So I don't expect to see much especially because I think a lot of their guys are outperforming expectations that makes it harder to really do something. Because in less than other team is really sold on. You want to be like, hey, this is working. Well, you know, dubs protons dot is just draining threes Brin Forbes's to having a better year than I expected so probably want to keep those guys around and with Rudy gay. He might be the most compelling guy here because he's a pending pending free agent. They will have early bird rights on him but Sinn competing for a playoffs spot. So they're not going to really do anything. They're also just it doesn't really make sense. Brought these guys in they've been playing while phone off a bit recently but still projected to make the playoffs as of now, and it really seems like this summer where derozen Aldridge both those guys could be in close to the last year their contracts Aldridge's seven million guaranteed for twenty twenty one out of his twenty four million two Rosen as a player option. That's amir. Then we don't know if Gregg Popovich even is going to continue coaching like that's up in the air as well. So maybe this summer could be an inflection point. We'll see how well they play that. You could see anything from them winning around in the playoffs to them missing the playoffs entirely still. So there's much yet to be written about this team. But the combination of this being a new group playing. Motivity? Well, not having any huge holes and their history of doing very little at the deadline. Leads me to believe that most likely to know moves will be made. Oh, we forgot to do most likely to be traded on the Pels in them. We can do the Spurs. It's definitely not eight the day of as far far far from either Wes Johnson or Salman hills. Probably to y'all go with Wes. And then for San Antonio. I'm gonna go Solomon hill, actually, by the way for okay New Orleans, because I think west is just I mean, maybe you could say throw in a second with him, and they can get back someone in that's your band who could play like, maybe you're at temple, for example, would be someone they feel like could help them. But yeah. Yeah. It's I mean, it's very close between those who are but but yet back San Antonio. I'm to go pal. I mean, not really a definitive part of their plans some flexibility moving forward. I think he's the best call. Yeah. You could also I mean, I don't think you'll even be up by okay? He's he's got seven million guaranteed for next year. A out of sixteen million aren't let's let's wrap it up here man that was quite division. So we'll we'll. We still got three more divisions to do. And then we also, of course, have the mock trade deadline planning on recording that on Monday come out in multiple parts as it often does, and we'll talk gel done, but Sunday will be more more trade stuff catch up on some more news as well till them.
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