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EP 2047:  Fast Talk presented by Toyota

Fast Talk

59:51 min | 2 months ago

EP 2047: Fast Talk presented by Toyota

"The twenty twenty nascar season in the record books and coming up. We'll be talking with our new champion chase elliott and we'll catch up with winston kelly of the motor racing network right here on fast off fast. Talk is brought to you by toyota for the latest. Toyota racing information visit toyota racing dot com and by progressive. Progressive is proud to honor our veterans by donating cars to move their lives forward especially in times of need learn more about their keys to progress programme and plans twenty twenty and he's to progress dot com. Now here's the host of fast talk. Doug rice welcome to this show. Doug rice and alexis erickson brad. Gilliam much deserve. Show off that. You will hear from him later. On as the three of us had a chance to have a really extensive interview with nascar's newest champion chase elliott and. We'll also catch up with winston kelly whose retired full-time from the motor racing network and his pit reporting duties but still of course the acting executive director for the nascar hall of fame. Alexis fun to be chatting with you. previewing our interview that we did with chase elliott. And you'll hear that later on in the show. I feel like he's moving in a direction where he is a little more. Comfortable being in the media spotlight. Yeah i think one hundred percent agree with that statement you know. We've had the pleasure of interviewing him on a number of occasions and you can really see his progression. I think throughout the years and much more so this last interview that we did with him. And i wonder you almost pose it as a question to you. Do you think it's because now he has this weight off of his shoulder of you know of being a champion. Every time he would get out of the car and he would get interviewed and post race and things like that and and he would have You know just a little bit of adversity. He would say man. I really hate it for my guys and you just felt like. He didn't have that confidence that he needed. But i feel like he has that now with with a nascar cup series trophy. Yeah i think he feels like he deserves to be talked to him that he's earned this. He's got double digit wins. He's got a championship. And there's some freedom that comes with that and he doesn't have to pick and choose his words ever so often and there's also another freedom thing that happens i feel like when you get to the level of success. He has he doesn't have to go through the litany of sponsor mentions everytime. You're a champion. You've you've paid off these sponsors. You don't have to do that every time you open your mouth. And i think i think that's a bit of of freedom blow to i mean i think part of that is because now you're so recognizable that even just being in the media without saying those sponsor names you're bringing that much more recognition to those sponsors people always gonna look at chase elliott and napa. There probably always going to look at him and think hooters and you know all of his other Sponsors because they've been with him for a long time and now they're with him as a champion and i think that that means a great deal. You're right well when you're selling the most souvenirs of anybody in the last day kneels. That's a big deal. That's that is a huge. I mean you want you want them real measuring stick. That's it yeah. I thought it was interesting. Because i think it was maybe in the last race on on. Nbc rick allen said something about You know most popular driver winning the championship. And i thought well. Jeez the most popular driver award hasn't been announced yet. But i mean it's a foregone conclusion and he's going to do that unless he does something totally i don't think that's gonna that's gonna be his for a long time. I have got to think and they would never do this pub. Gabe 'cause you can't that the nascar officials are just giddy. Yeah with him winning the time absolutely i mean you just think about the recognition that he brings. I mean obviously as mentioned being the most popular driver. That's a lot of eyeballs and you know how it is being a sports fan when your team is doing well. That means that you are excited about what's happening in that sport. I'm not gonna live right now as the steelers fan being nine. Though for the first time in franchise history is really cool that that chase elliott fans now being able to celebrate their driver is a champion. They're going to spread the word to their friends. They're going to talk about it. They're going to post about it. I mean it. It comes with so many more Trickled down Things that are going to help nascar in the long run that yet. It's gotta be. It's gotta be huge for the sport. They can order all their new paraphernalia. All the t shirts jackets two hats and they can wear them because guy won the title with pride. Exactly i mean. That's that's the normal order of things and i think he. I don't know that he's a transcendent star. But i think he is likable enough now and working in that direction that he might be able to attract a few people. That really haven't paid much attention and ask you know that's a good point. I i'd be interested to see it's going to. It's going to be really interesting because in the post covid world that were in you know. Typically the champion will go on this big media tour and they'll go to new york city and then they'll go to nashville and and they'll do all of this media which she's still doing be assume he's still obviously he'd spoke with us last week. He's going to be doing that. I'm sure with your major market networks and things like that but you know i'd just be interested to see how far he can cross over into popular culture like a like a junior or jeff gordon. Doing snl and things like that. I don't know if i necessarily see chase doing you know letting his guard down and doing those types of things yet. But that doesn't mean that. I don't think he might get there one day. I think we're going to see him. Do things like throw out the first pitch at bray or happily. Because he's we talk to huge braves fan or or do some things like that that. Put him in the spotlight a little bit. Perhaps out i. I wanna talk about a guy. That didn't win. The title. Brad keselowski joe lagana. They have championships already. Here's denny hamlin again and was practically a no show at the last race in phoenix. How many more times sky get up off the carpet and go okay. I'm ready. let's go again. Many great year won seven races. You get to the title race. We never even talked about it. You know when we were able to participate in championship four media day and we got to speak with all four of the drivers denny. Hamlin was one of them. Obviously and i got to ask him a question that i was very curious about his answer to and that was recently jeff gluck mentioned how with the new format and nascar. It's almost like the pga tour and that masters sometimes can mean more winning winning major. I'm sorry i can can sometimes mean more than winning a championship. And i was curious how danny felt about that being somebody who has won daytona five hundred's and big races but not yet won a championship and he told us if you remember he said you know if somebody came to me kind of referencing kevin harvick and said you could win nine races. But you wouldn't make it to the final four. Would you take that. And he said he thought he would in the reason. Why is because if you're winning nine races even though you're not making it to the championship for you're not having the the opportunity to host hoist that championship trophy. You're having a really consistent really great year for your team and your sponsors And so you know. I found that to be an interesting answer from him but also one that i wasn't that surprise with because he is in that situation and so i wonder after phoenix coming home again. You know a bridesmaid. Does he still feel that way or or or did that sting just a little bit more. Because he's been there yet again and unfortunately not been able to come home you know with the with the trophy. I don't have a favorite part of me. Wanted to see him. Get this because it. You only get so many cracks and there is no guarantee that next year especially the way gibbs ran this year which they were down across the board except for denny hamlin that he's going to be in that position to give. We'll have to wait and see. Our show is brought to you in part by progressive. Progressive is proud to honor our veterans by donating vehicles to move their lives forward. Especially in times of need. This year celebrates eight years and more than seven hundred fifty vehicles donated. Learn more about their keys to progress programme and plans for twenty twenty eight keys to progress dot com coming up. We're going to chat with winston. Kelly he's going to be hanging up his microphone for the motor racing network and later on the show. We're joined by nascar. Champion chase elliott. Sarah toyota venza driver and the streamer of all streamers every series movie podcast and playlist worth checking out. You've been there and done that. So what should you do. Because you're events a driver with available twelve point three inch touchscreen stargazer panorama group and standard all wheel. 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Thanks a bunch for making some time force here on. prn Delighted to do it delighted to do it. Honor to be on winston. You were also honored to be one of the first people to talk to chase elliott in victory lane after he won at phoenix and grabbed his first ever cup series championship. I'm just curious. What was that moment. Like his exuberance and chases is a little bit understated somewhat like his dad. You never saw bill get all that excited. He put his head on the top of the car. When i got out and you could tell that he was emotional and then after he did the television interview and he started to run to get the flag and then he got his attention and then we started to talk then he saw his mom and dad and it was on from there and he had to go run and hug them. Which there's times as as doug will certainly Acknowledge you need to let a moment breathe and even though we didn't have cameras owning just letting him hug is his dad and to be able to share with them You know that was just so special. Because i haven't seen bail sense. Maybe our induction ceremony so it was great to see him and great to see him. Enjoy each other. I know i was watching on television. Eventually winstons gotta get to talk to him because he. He had to go to a whole round of hugging and greeting. And everything else. And you finally got your interview. Winston in this year of strangeness is. Is there a moment for you that sort of crystallized twenty twenty in your mind. Oh god probably not one. I was not at darlington. And i think that win win. Or the first arlington race. I was the second one when kevin harvick got out of the car. And there were no fans and you could tell it. Hit him like a ton of bricks. I think you have bad into the spectrum. And then you have chases into the spectrum with his exuberance another one that really stuck out at me was the all star race at bristol. There were only twenty thousand fans in a place that seitz. What one hundred and sixty one hundred sixty five thousand. But they were allowed. You can hardly hear yourself talking to the drivers when you were doing driver introduction. So the spectrums of the crou- being there or not being there. I think we're the moments that hit us as much as anything just like watching a masters yesterday in yet. Don't hear the great rowers coming up eighteen. I think there's a lot of similarity there you've been around this game for quite some time now. Obviously twenty twenty is going to be considered a very pivotal year in in the history of nascar. Can you remember any other year. That will that will get to that same kind of mark. When you look back on it now think nineteen seventy-nine certainly is one with the daytona five hundred getting us so much Attention in that regard The atlanta race in nineteen ninety. Two know. there's there's adventure but as far as an entire year. I don't think there is a year and you know on the positive side and there's a say don't let a good crisis go to waste and on the positive side. I think we're gonna look back at twenty twenty in. It's going to be the year of the great collaboration and sometimes that term can be overused. But how the industry came together to get the races on and there wasn't any turf weather it's the sanctioning body or the teams or the networks The different race track operators working extraordinarily well together. What's best for the good of the sport. And i think we see that in some of the twenty twenty one schedule as well coming out of that while we're not gonna have as many standalone races. You see a whole lot of things that we never thought we could do or wouldn't try. I think that's gonna be something that we're going to look back on and it's going to change the sport for the good for the foreseeable future. Linson you sort of touched on it there. But i wanted to follow up. There were so many things that nascar was given the liberty to try this year that they would have never have done before standalone races with no qualifying nope practice midweek races. Shortened races doubleheaders. A out of all of those things. Is there something that really appeals to you and is there's something they tried that you're going like okay. Let's just leave that alone. That didn't work well. I think everything in moderation appeal to me. I think you can do too much of anything. I don't care what it is. I think that's what you wanna make. Sure the pendulum doesn't swing too much I think not having the three day shows. I think has its upside but it also you gotta do something with the tracks because that that walkup gassed and that ticket buyer that also buys concessions and does activities. I think we've gotta get some of that back when covert allows that to the additional road courses. I was a little surprised to not see maybe a mid week race or to next year not disappointed but when i look at the schedule. There's nothing about the schedule at dislike. You know love the coda race. I love the nashville race. But i was a little bit surprised that we might not have had a wednesday race sprinkled in. Maybe a couple wednesday racist. I don't think we need all that many. But you know the network said it didn't produce quite as much as we had hoped for. I wanna touch on chase elliott as the champion one more time as the executive director of the nascar hall of fame from a historical perspective. How big of a deal is it to now. Have the third set of father son champions cup series or. I think that's eugenie time. You have a rare feat. I think it's huge. But i think more than anything. This is the first time since nineteen eighty-eight when his father won the championship that are most popular driver has won the championship now. One could argue dale earnhardt based on. How many how many souvenirs he sold he was the most popular driver. But that's still takes us back to nineteen ninety-four so talking about twenty six years for thirty two years. It's been a long time. And i saw on deo genius. Podcast and daily even said something. I never could as most popular driver and acknowledged. What a big deal that is and dale. Understand more than anybody. What the weight of that of being the son of bill elliott dale earnhardt senior. Means so i think the most popular driver and he didn't back into it. He had a walk off win and martinsville and where he could have just stumped his co. On pit road and off of pit road and he drove from the back of the field. All the way up through the field at phoenix. Back into it. I think that's as big as the father son. Element of it listen. How big's the upside for this kid. How what can he do. I think it's unlimited. Now i had somebody told me this morning. One of our crewmembers about you know the young people are going to dominate Ready to dominate. But you still got guys out there. Like kevin harvick and martin true ex junior and guys like that that can still drive the wheels off of cars but i think chase elliott's upside not just from a popularity standpoint atop to bill a little bit after the race And he said you know where it really started to click with chases when he won at watkins glen a couple years ago because chases always been so hard on himself and he's always blamed himself when they didn't win a race even if it wasn't his fault and if you remember that watkins glen race he just about throw it away going into turn number one. He went way out more and true junior got right up on his bumper but he gathered back in and i think making a mistake on the very last lab being able to come hold on and win the race. Really put him over the top And one of the other things. Bill told me several years ago. I said take your dad. Had all put your race or hat on. What is it you see in this kid. He said he's got an uncanny ability to tell us crew chief and this was back when he was in a in the nationwide series. He's got an uncanny ability to tell his crew chief what he needs and halts in a car. So i think you know you. You put that together he. His upside is just unlimited. He's gonna have a heck of a lot of competition which you need to be great. You need the joy lugano's and people like that to push you. And i think that's what he's got and he's now got the confidence to go with. Our guest is winston calais motor racing network executive director of the nascar hall of fame. 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Johnson and may is he is going to be a hall of famer up so we'll leave it at that and you know the way i left it than and talk to. 'em are in at the first of the season long before kobe came in is if you need somebody to fill in like if you're in rhode america then have another race and you need a lot of bodies. Send me where you wanna go. I don't think you know we were talking earlier about how the schedules have evolved. I don't think we're gonna see a lot of standalone races in two thousand and twenty one so whether there's a need or not that's really up to the network. The good news for me is in the job Working at the nascar hall of fame. There's probably ten or twelve races That i will definitely go to ones at time when nascar's be to be some you know. I'll always go to the races at charlotte. You know darlington martinsville will sponsor the nascar fame two hundred truck race and others like you know the first kodo race or the first nashville racer or ones like that. That are unique. So i'll still get to go know. Were all approved to go beyond just the bare minimum As a result dacoven winston. Prn coda race. Don't walk off too far because we're gonna get a lot of folks down there. Just get your red shirt. Put you the business. I've loved to do it. But i'm not sure how wording in the contract at that leg One of the races. I'm very excited about adding an and i know that marcus and the team will do job down there. Yeah we're pretty geeked about that. Winston a funny our careers have run similar pass and if i remember correctly it was not shortly after i came to work. Pr in charlotte motor speedway. You were here visiting people up on the seventh floor. And i remember being part that conversation you said. Well i'm going to get to try out for the motor racing network. What was the first race you got to do. Well i was a gopher as jo more put in in one of the videos. They did on as a pack mule for about a year and a half. Almost two years Just you know following him around running information setting up equipment etcetera just to try to get my foot in the door. The first one actually did with him. Our end was in september. Nineteen eighty eight at martinsville. And i wasn't supposed to do a race until the end of october when it had the doubleheader with the modified and what was in the busch series cars But i was there to run information and and we had done some auditions with other folks. A day before In a couple of hours before the broadcast. John mcmullen are present. At the time i said. Are you think you're ready for this. And i said well. I hope so because that's why i've been hanging around for about two years mike joy got fogged in and rowena in what wasn't able to make it on his flight saturday night so i got to do a broadcast then and and i guess i didn't screw it up too bad because they invited me back a couple more times than that that year and then kind of just built from there. What got you excited about this career path. You know you talk about your your first times with the motor racing network. But what got you to that to that point. Well i went my first race with my dad. Who was actually the first public relations director at the charlotte motor speedway and he did a lot of. Pa public address work while he was there promoting the race at charlotte so our parents took us out of school for a week when dad was down there for a couple of weeks daytona in nineteen sixty four and just being around. It always loved it. Dad went into business for himself a year or so later and he worked for the universal racing. Network which doug. You'll remember that with guys. Like bob montgomery and dick jones ned jarrett and folks like that. You know if your dad hunts and fishes you tend to hunt and fish. I tagged along with that. As much as he'd let me go to the races whether to rockingham atlanta places like that and just thoroughly enjoyed the sport the people. So after i got out of college and went to work i started as a statistician with the u. r. e. n. And did that for a couple of years that led to be able to do public address. It north wilkes borough some more context public address at bristol at just like the people the sport and the more i was around the more i wanted to be involved with it. Winston us a lot of tweets talking about you and your career there in the word mentor popped up a lot which i think is very complimentary going in the other way I think i might know the answer to a couple of these. But who are some of the folks that that mentored younger winston kelly along the way and got you started in the right direction. Well you put barney hall at the very top of that list. If barney hall gave you advice when pa wilkes bar and he'd come in and say you might wanna think about this He he was never overbearing but whenever he gave me advice always remembered it To go for a couple of times for. Benny parsons for ned. Jarrett and they were always encouraging and giving me pointers mike. Joy was another one. That was kind of phasing. Out of him are in. At the time i started working with him and he would give me advice. And when i'd run information for whoever was on pit road. Mike nee many people like that just watching them and then asking them questions afterwards so those would be the ones that kinda come at the top of the list and when you think about it They're either hall of famers or have the the media award named after him as pretty lucky to be around some of the very best new work with bp a lot. You can appreciate that as well. I don't wanna put you on the spot too much. But over the years eve clearly got an opportunity to chat with stakeholders in all aspects of the sport from drivers to owners to media members to you know nascar officials and crew members. Do you have any behind the scene stories. That are that are kind of funny about. Just you know some some interesting situations that you've been in throughout the years yeah Let me say on the radio. That i can tell you know tony stewart was always a lot of fun there was once a daytona the second daytona race and i couldn't tell if he couldn't see me sitting in the car to win the nets down his helmets off at generally means they may be gay to talk to you And when the cars were on the back straightaway. After a couple of laps pointed micro attorney. You wanna talk. And let's just say he was very animated in say he didn't wanna call did he looks up and he looks back and he's got this. Tony stewart grin. He said you know what ain't personal. How can you be mad and we talked about it a couple of weeks later and he elaborated he said. I'm trying not to say things. This was in the early two thousand. He said i've lost an engine and gotten to wrecks at. Were not my fault. If i've finished fifteenth in the three plate races at bin laden points by hundred she couldn't say anything that i wasn't going to regret So we laughed about it and you know another art parks phiri interesting. A lot of people saw him as an enigma. And there were times that idea. One of the things that i noticed about deo is dale could deal with losing in circumstances. What day was very upset about. If he got beat to cases in point nineteen ninety of five hundred leads the daytona four ninety nine and dominates leads. Like one hundred fifty. Five two hundred labs runs over something on the very last lap der kolk wins berry long story short. He could not have been nicer and more accommodating after the race even when he said. Are you ready to do the interview. And i said we're talking to derrick and victory. Laney says there he said. I'm the story when you're talking to him for and it has allows same thing in ninety one when he in he got together he lost but when he got beat in ninety three and didn't help the jetboat. I'd push deo jared around him and he didn't care for jetboat boat ad asking two questions and got works. Both answers got beat. So it's like you nude a back up so you know he. He was very interesting In that regard so You know there's another story that's a lot longer with tony. That started with a. I had a with a friend The all star race that tony was gonna That i had tony. He had jimmy johnson for case of beer and tony before the race. Said you really think the cars. Okay said yeah so good. I gotta us as a six by six pack of beer. Bet on you. And the kind of tugged at me. As a he says won't my half. He remembered it in victory lane because he won that day. It came up again a couple of other races that he won which i won't bore you with the detail but you guys that just had a great personality in their own regard that sometimes people didn't always see that well once the we really appreciate your time. Wish you the best of luck. I know you're gonna be very busy with the hall of fame. And thanks so much. And congrats on an all-star career yourself Thanks so much doug and appreciate all you do. Npr does or the entire industry and your role in selecting are hall of famers. Far doing that again in the not too distant future is one of the highlights of the year. Coming up. We talk with chase elliott. Sir are you where you were going. Forty miles an hour. This is a residential area. Sure but i'm on my lawnmower. Wait am i getting ticket. No i've just never seen anyone top nine miles an hour on one of those bad boys and mother attire lawn and thirty seconds. Click into you. Well it did fuel up. Its noko this morning. 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Thanks yeah you know these last two weeks have been this really nasty or anything to go much better so it's been Than a good time. And you know. I think we all know how important timing is in general but timing of things. In in fast race cars led to make tunde so. Been a lot of fun chase. I'm curious what has your last several days been like. Yeah it's been gone by real fast. I feel like from sunday about time. That race got over to now is one day is kind of how i feel currently But it's been. It's been so much fun and ask stay. the night. There in phoenix on sunday night came started working away back home monday. Round launch and credible. Welcome from the city of dawson bill and surrounding towns. It was amazing Abdul parade through dawson on. That was an amazing experience. So thank you to everybody. You know that came out was really was need for all of us and Then had a private party there Monday with oughta friends and family people who've had a hand in my career Prior to ask our so is nice to see all those aces anx than yeah agriculture. Yesterday did some zoom calls and Came up here to to charlotte today to continue more media. So it's been great. It's all-party the experience. Which you know is something you have to enjoy as. I saw a couple of references that your souvenir sales the day after you won the championship were the single biggest sales in over a decade. That people really responded after you won the title. How does that make you feel amazing. You know Thereafter raeside I didn't think fans there on the front straightaway and Just really oh of all the fans of big. Thanks whether you're my fan or whoever saying This obviously is not been the most ideal season as far as a the tracks where people can go and whether or not you can come watch. And i get that for sure but i'm also very thankful that we were able to get back going. I thought nascar at a nice Getting back up and running and just having something on tv to watch so wherever you're watching from thank you and and You know the the suv the souvenir side of things. I mean obviously. That's a icing on the cake. I mean what else could you could you ask for. People wearing shirts and wear them proudly so You know just a big thanks to everybody who played a role in that case. They're out you're still very young career. We've seen just how important it is for you to to get out there and perform and prove you can do it. I mean i think when you finish martinsville and one that one that sort of encompassed a lot of being able to win in those clutch situations and all of that and now that you have the championship Will we see a different chase elliott at the end of races. Now even if you have a bad day. I mean you know. Have your dreams beneath become the accomplishment. And now you can kind of be a piece with maybe accepting those days a little more. Yeah i don't know that's gonna be tough for me. I feel like some of the feel like for me. What makes some of those days easier or harder to swallow his. Whether or not. I messed it up or it was something that was in my hands that i control so you know. I think if it's something in my hands that leads to a bad day. I'm certainly going to be just as disappointed as i've always been in my cells in that moment With all those situations are are different thin until you get to them and really across that next challenge that next bridge or you know may halfway across the bridge fall whatever it is living in and certainly the ones where i feel like. I could have done a better job. I don't foresee myself ever being mad at myself if i can help it. So yes. everybody's got their thing at piggybacking off of that question. A little bit you know with this championship. You've you've checked off the biggest box you know. There is to check off at least in a lot of people's minds but for you you know kind of what's left on your career to do list. You know one thing that i really think is is important in the way this year has been. This is just crazy but i just. I'm a big believer in china to win races and winning austin and you know whether championships come with that or not. I really think that you know this day. In time. if you're if you can be consistent when earn and be a guy that has a shot to win every single weekend That to me is the place you want to get to. I think we've we've been very close to that Period of time that we've done that better than we ever have before leading to end of the year but i still have tracks That are on the schedule. That i don't feel really good about don't like i've really gotten everything i could get out of so Not bad race. I guess number one and then to try to be a consistent winner and i think if you're doing those things Opportunities for great things are going to always be there if you can continue to do that. A shorter along that same vein found out of my experience. That drivers tend to remember to ones that. Get away it's like the big fish wiggles off almost more than they do. The winds is there one race this past year. 'cause you went through a streak. There that you were in contention it felt like every week has no one got away from you. That still wakes you up in the middle of the night. 'cause i mean that's such itself thing you know Knowing what nothing years till it's over with you know. I feel like we've learned that as artists that lesson as hard as anybody has but you know one that that certainly would have been nice to have was the six hundred. I think about how close that race was to be over But it wasn't in. Just the way is but i'd give up six hundred for what happened these past two weeks so You know i. I can't complain by any means but you know that race for sure her I felt like we did the right. Things i thought fitting was the right. Move all those others decisions. You have to make on the spot. I really thought we handled it all. Well it just didn't work out so that's going to be raised in sometimes kyle. Petty is one of the co host of of this fast. Talk show here on pr. And last week we had him on and he was talking about you in and becoming the leader. And maybe he feels that. You've actually been a leader at hendrick motorsports but more so in the vein that you also have the ability to to drive the team to be able to drive the team in the direction of where the car should be going and really help out with something like that as opposed to a guy who can just simply drive fast cars and a lot of races. How do you feel about that. That's an honor. I you know. I appreciate the nice you know i feel like i still have room to improve in that department of often. Mentioned this with a in regards to jimmy leaving the of great galveston being around regardless one of my favorite things about jimmy selfishly is anytime we're in a competition meeting. I had this thought in my head like okay. you know. i'm feeling this this. But like i don't know how to put that into words right now and then you know my terminal kind of pass now mike. Why did a terrible job explaining that. I know know what. I mean in my head but i can't get y'all and words just kind of go to jimmy. Jimmy will break down like a ten foot section of the corner and you think it was four miles long. I'm like that like that is what i meant So i'm gonna miss that. Because he does such a good job of explaining those things. I i think that being said i still have room to improve their in doing a better job of taking what i'm feeling putting it into words because if the people around you can't understand i'm talking about you're not gonna find that last percent or two that it takes to be different and So yeah i think i have room to be better there for sure really appreciate our time with chase. Elliott will continue this interview right after this time out. Are you paying too much for term life insurance. There's a tremendous price war among the major term. Life companies rates have dropped dramatically in the past two years for example. A man aged forty five non-tobacco user one million dollars of coverage is only seventy five dollars per month level for the next ten years or manage fifty non-tobacco user by a half million dollars of coverage for a monthly premium. 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Chicane the caution comedown hamlin slides right up in front of moment. Almost here comes back to data one term for. Wow can anybody hang on. And they travel on the front straight martin. Trench junior gets into the wall and then a host of other course plow into hamlin washes up the racetrack. His now has the lead once again. John hundred neighbor check snacks at heart. Spoke freely behind the chase. Elliott proves once again that he's nascar's king of the road as he goes back to back in the bank of america role of four hundred with an ask car cup series races that atlanta bristol. Charlotte new hampshire so mma las vegas and texas. You hear it here on the performance racing network who. It's fast talk here on. Pr in doug rice along with brad. Gilly and alexis erickson thrilled that we got spend time with nascar's newest champ chase l. It's no secret that chevrolet has struggled over the past several years. And you're able to bring them back to the top. They took out a full-page at kind of piggybacking off of the leadership thing at hendrick motorsports. They took out a full page ad of jimmy. Kind of toss him the baton to you. How does it feel to be able to get chevrolet back on top in hms. Back on top of you know and have them put out a full page ad like that. Yeah you know. Chevrolets is a very committed manufacturer. Nothing we should be proud to have him. They've they've done an awful lot. For mr hendrick long long long before i came around and they certainly done a lot for me so i think from a manufacturer. All you can ask for is support and commitment not always gonna be on top swings are going to happen. People are going to struggle You're gonna go through learning periods. That's all that stuff is expected. But the one thing that i feel like you have to count on the most is just their community in their Loyalty to you and their support. Nfl like that from them And and it's their support Their commitment hms racing as a whole That i feel like we were able to improve. And be in the ballpark abba shot at this thing. So it's very much a team effort in and they deserve a lot of credit and stay. We're not we're not doing very good. We need to when you step up. How can we do that and That that's the kinda group you wanna be associated with and i think lucky app chase watching you in the last or soon meeting that we had we had a chance to be with you on was before the race at phoenix. And i mentioned okay. You're you're the guy that s to put the georgia sports fan on your shoulders and you did it. Has there been response statewide. I know you had the parade on dawson bill. And how does that make you feel. You're you're the guy that brought a title back to the peachtree state so cool i mean obviously Yeah the response around. Home has been great. I mean heck. I've had support from the braves organization and and university of georgia Places that of sporting teams. That i've been a fan of since i was very little. So you know. I know another son is a little different because hms is in charlotte. It does have a different vibe to it but for me personally It is a very big deal and to share that with dad I think is really neat because he was obviously georgia a couple of racing championships and the cup series for guys. I guess are from there. I think is really neat. So i think for a lottery fans. It's very cool than to a well rounded of a driver feel that you are. I mean when we look at next year schedule everyone says well after chase. Elliott wins the six road courses. Then where else. But i mean this year. Look you one charlotte. You did win the mid week show. You probably could have won the the six hundred came really close at bristol Before a pretty fun move at the end of the race in all of that. But then you won. Martinsville and you want a phoenix. Also i mean you won pretty much at every type of track from the five fifty package to the road course to the short-track so do you feel that. You're pretty well rounded or is it places where you struggle. i think. I'm i think. I'm more well rounded today than i was a year ago For sure and i think that's all you can ask for so is to get better in improved but i definitely think there's areas i can be better i mean look at i look at indy. Andy's been just horrendous in texas since the repave has been very much the same Loudon has been a struggle. So there's there's places i could go onto but there's places that i've just not great at honestly I'd had cinema that list. You know as as as good as we run at some of the other road courses. I have not clicked With that place as well as as. I think we should. Or as well as i feel like i can so I think there's there's room to be more well rounded in try eliminate those bad tracks I want our team to have a shot to win every single week. There is that do that. It's not like that's out of the question writer. People wouldn't do it it. It's achievable for number of guys. A handful at least In i don't see any reason why our team can be amongst that group too. It was announced by nbc. That they are going to have an award show next week to celebrate you And the twenty twenty season In lieu of the fact that we're not able to have champions week like we normally have so my question to you is necessary unconventional offseason. That we're gonna have. How are you going to relax. How are you going to celebrate of the era champion. Yeah just enjoyed with kind of the landscape of the world in been doing some travelling going to new places around the world haven't been able to do that and was new. Travel bans and things Like lack since we can't go anywhere be really cool to go do some race so have advocacy things in the works to go racing throughout the the winner and all comes together and we can go do all those things. I wanna do So looking forward to share some of that stuff whenever we get it all done Yeah gotta spend a winter racing. Haven't done that perfect time for chase. Enjoy it however you want to spend it. We congratulate you from all of us here at pr in. We had the pleasure calling company or wins this year. Thanks so much for your time you in the family have a great holiday season and just by the way you said. You weren't good at indy. We're not only old up there anymore. So again i appreciate down. That's bad. I really wanted to get better at the at the other ones. I think the road course is going to be a great challenge to Expect any of them to be walk. Walk in the park including the rest broke or Looking forward to all the challenges thanks to a a as for all you do throughout the year. No it's It's a longer on for everybody in and you guys work hard as anyone says. Thanks and Looking forward to you. Know track next year sarah toyota venza driver and the streamer of all streamers every series movie podcast and playlist worth checking out. You've bench there and done that. So what should you do. Because you're events a driver with available twelve point three inch touchscreen stargazer panorama group and standard all wheel. Drive you discover your own story in the city and watch a brand new one right through your glass roof everything you need when you need it most introducing the toyota venza with standard all wheel drive toyota. Let's go places you wash the outside clean the inside and make sure maintenance is up today. Pamper your car's engine. And you'll system. 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Do like. you're probably what kind of party like when you like it. I liked dutch apple pie with a little bit of ice cream vanilla preferably. That will definitely not be your friend and racecar in john finishing up this edition. The fast talk knowing that next week. We're heading into thanksgiving. Be for really glad that the season has wound down alexis. It was a different type of year for everybody. Not just in the racing world but in the world in general and i usually have a sense of melancholy about the year ending this year. I'm kind of glad to check the box. And let's move to the next thing. Yeah i agree. I was telling somebody the other day. That usually i wait till after thanksgiving to put up my holiday tree. But i don't think i'm gonna do that this year because everybody needs You know something to be happy about. That's that's probably what's going to do it for me but speaking of that. Tell everybody what you did this past week and you and your wife My wife and i and i went up to east been north carolina and visited a place called the divine lama vineyards. And it's not far from winston salem north carolina and they have a huge herd of llamas there about one hundred one of the biggest breeders in the world. And if you buy a certain package you're assigned allama and you walk out through the woods with your lama and it's about a two and a half hour walk and you stop and have snacks and It was it was really cool. I would recommend it for anybody. At surprisingly enough. North carolina is a huge wine producing state has over one hundred vineyards giving them a free plug. Their winds were excellent. Not just good but really good good enough that we brought a lot back home but the llama experiences very cool. Yeah my husband. And i are going to have to look into that because it sounds like you know you just telling me about it. Sounds like something that brings an immense amount of joy and we could all use some some joy in dallas county right now when we got done with the track through the woods. I think there were ten people in this group. And we're coming back up. We're going back to the tasting room house. And the guy that was leading us or part of the group said He said get ready to be mobbed he gives people are gonna come out at one a touch and see and feel the llamas and they did. It was really neat. I would. I would highly recommend it except you. You need to call way ahead in advance. We made these reservations eight months ago. Barry popular big hitter along this fun show. Thanks a lot to winston. Kelly no winston longtime the motor racing network. And of course. It's still going to be busy with the nascar hall of fame and we appreciate nascar organizing time with our champion chase elliott. Thanks a lot folks for tuning in. You know what next monday. We'll be back with a whole bunch. 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"The following is a production of the motoracing network. The voice of NASCAR. Pump it up to rock and roll today without the plug four hundred. Because I have a great day for tonight. We'll have a widower we gotta deal. The motor racing network presents NASCAR law out milestone win on a track where he scored his very first Cup victory. Here comes Kyle Busch. Somebody asked me about whether or not I was the greatest of all time. And I was like I'm never going to self proclaim that you know, that's others to debate S T P race week on NASCAR live is brought to you by Kirke lease tires ride on our strength from the motor racing network studios. In concord, North Carolina. Here is your host Mike Bagley. Hello, everybody. Welcome to s t race week on NASCAR live Mike Bagley here with the M R N crew and all this week all of us here in our in our counting down to the S T P five hundred at martinsville speedway in. Indeed francis. Short track race number one of the season. And we will talk with a five time winner at martinsville on this week show. Denny Hamlin question is can he get that second win of twenty nine thousand nine. He's already won the Daytona five hundred. Been very consistent here in the early going. We'll see if Denny has what it takes to take home. Another grandfather clock. Also on this week show. We're going face to face with Stewart Haas racing's latest edition Daniels swore as we're also going to pay tribute to Kyle Busch and his milestone accomplishment over the weekend at auto club speedway. Rookie contender this year. Daniel Henrich will join us to talk about his season. And his thoughts about racing in this week's S T P five hundred about a week ago. The NASCAR hall of fame added six new names to the nominee list. The executive director of the NASCAR hall of fame. And our Winston Kelly will tell us who's new on the list, and y plus we'll hear the best in car audio from this past weekend with our NASCAR live backtracks as well. As preview this week's latest, podcast and Moran presents the tough trucks of NASCAR twenty-five years and still truckin. We've got all that and a whole lot more over the course of this hour, but first Kim Kun joins us with. Latest and social media news. Hello Kimmy high. Busch earned his highly sought after win number two hundred tying him with the king, Richard petty. And he kept hope the win by seeing a DJ Khallid song on the radio after he got the checkers. No matter what Kyle. He's not quite the same star either. But there's no question he is one of the best ever and is destined for the hall of fame. It's just been a crazy rod and to get two hundred year today at auto club speedway is is pretty cool. I mean, it's a book and number one in two hundred here at the same place. It's kind of crazy on the same asphalt. This place hasn't been repaved. So that's been pretty cool as well too. And just being able to to to win. So it's about you can hear more on Kyle's big day. Article coming up with 'em are in backtracks winning Twitter this past week, though, was Daniels. Amigos a swore US Bank club at auto club speedway. Brought a band on pit road before the race. Now get this are Steve post was right in the middle of all the action. Here's what it sounded like on NASCAR race day. Down on. The mental road. Goodness. Daniel. Folks, I would have been on a lot of yours at you. Hear you again. America cheap bed of broken up. Pedals amigo some taking over note auto club speedway. And of course, Daniels goes is a fan focused new mit- led by Coca Cola and sewer horse racing to engage and celebrate with Latino NASCAR fans, and they certainly did a good job of it in auto club. And finally this is unique Jimmy Johnson signed yearbook this past weekend. He tweeted, well, that's the first sign my high school yearbook clip on tie and all so fan. Apparently brought an old yearbook that feature Jimmy had Jimmy sign. It you have to go to Jimmy's Twitter though in see this photo. And if you zoom in really close to the yearbook photo, it looks like Jimmy might be rocking a mullet. So I encourage you to do that w in follow us on all of the various social media platforms at 'em are radio. Using the hashtag ask him are. Thank kimmy. We appreciate that coming up. We'll have this week's NASCAR live backtracks and later we'll pay tribute to Kyle Busch. He's our autozone. Driver of the week. It's never a good feeling to see. Your check engine light. On thankfully, the autozone. Fix finder service can tell you the most likely fixed for free get in his own autozone. With warmer weather just around the corner. There's no better time to tackle that next job ended out ozone. We have the free services to help you get it done. And if your check engine light is on our free, autozone fixed binder service can help. 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This is NASCAR live on the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. Are you ready to help children forget about their serious medical conditions? So they can just be a kid support victory junction, which is the dream of late race driver. Adam petty who wanted to build a camp children concentrate on fun and laughter. Not villainess. Disability at victory junction. Kids. Enjoyed zip-line horseback riding swimming fishing, all in a medically safe environment. All no cost to the camper. What do you say, Richard petty? Let's new this. Learn more at Dicky junction dot org. The nineteen Ninety-three Cup series season had more than its fair share of twists and turns checkered flags waving a look in my mirror and here Earnhardt right on my tail and he goes down low the past week. And I said, oh, no. You don't swallow spent Wallace's cargoes office goes hear stories that you've never heard before in a ten part series called the nineteen Ninety-three season. Twenty five years later and Davey was behind me and came up corner. And there's a gas standing in the middle of racetrack. You can download it for free on I tunes and at MR dot com. Right now. This is NASCAR another dominating performance. Kyle Busch he brings that Eminem Toyota off her number four across the stripe and under the checkered flag at pile. Bush has won the F P five hundred now back to black Bagley. That's how it sounded three years ago in the spring at martinsville. Kyle Busch winning the p five hundred one of his two wins at martinsville. Two wins contributing to that two hundred win total that you've heard a whole lot about your on. Our end them are N dot com. We welcome you back to this car live and indeed over the weekend. History was made at auto club speedway in the auto club. Four hundred here are some of the highlights with this week's NASCAR live backtracks. We wanna see what this new package is gonna do. Everybody's is paying paying attention to it. This is a very very key race today to NASCAR to see a fist gonna work. Ready ready? Go green flag goes in the air and the auto club. Four hundred is underway from the outside lane. The pole sitter Austin Dillon tries to get Fender out in front of Kevin Hart. And we'll be Austin Dillon leaving the field that turn number one for the first time in immediately. They fan out two and three y throughout the field. Happe- covered no gap. Clara on fourteen to you in front almost like the five wide formation. We saw you free race. Here comes Bush. That name wick pod on the car in traffic. And out front here little bit. But let's wait. Let out front obviously Kyle Busch assumes the race lead in your crashing behind Ricky. Stenhouse juniors spun helped the top the record behind you help the top helped any get hot. Famous for the pot. Yellow yellow yellow yellow? All right. We've amok. We could save here. I'll be for the segment just to keep your tires hoping they now don't let him jump back in front of you the eleven you had a bye good bit. Kyle Busch will sweep the stage with here this afternoon. He's done that twice previously outside a forty three. Come on down here. Pat the pace car peeling off hit road. Don't screw up in pit road. And right now they're getting ready to hit pit road. We'll see what happens here. It'd be tied on don't pass forty seven Allred right here. They haven't stuck a wrench in the back window this car all race long net remains the story here. No adjustments for race leader Kyle Busch Claire wall one blue no more one blue mustard for speeding Kyle Busch and his jobs racing teammate. Both of them will have to restart at the back of the field. Get fat thirteenth any car driver. Get back up. There gotta pay ourselves. Can't do it. What the broker there are Team Penske? Fords out front is going to have to run them down. Out of guys people ended up ahead of us. Then keep digging on all the Wiki grab up guys in front of grab. What we can't auto. You get when they around Kyle Busch with a big drop in a big run to turn one unit. Do you want me to run a bed tap be covered? Great run for Kyle Busch from took I that straight away. Go their full full build air Bill. They're filled air clear up. All the went back to the top. Spot is Kyle Busch Team Penske and Joe Gibbs racing. The best two teams of the season. So far, they occupy the top three positions driving away here. Nine behind you gonna thirty seven. What a comeback speeding penalty on road is made his way back. Kyle busch. Turn a milestone win on a track where he scored his very first Cup victory. Here comes Kyle Busch off per number four kick a black two hundred guys. Oh. In Bush have one here at the auto club speedway winning the model. Clump four hundred and national win number two hundred for the last. Biggest native Thirty-three-year-old driver are win. Win win dope out work. Imagine. If I could have gotten banking and yesterday. How many in a row how many doesn't matter? We'll today. Friday, when I say, I for not to be a part of a man you are the best time in his NASCAR national series career and fifty third time in the premier series. That's this week's NASCAR live backtracks. With Kyle Busch scoring his two hundred win among nascar's top three divisions. The motor racing network honors that accomplishment Brasher is on young Kyle bushes. He comes off turn four. He's got to do it though. You'll hang on to win the food. I two fifty is first career victory in the NASCAR Busch series. We'll see what we can go get the rest of this year. But this is only one of many hopefully tonight he's going to be the man Kyle Busch off a turn for the Kellogg Chevrolet. He is the winner of a Sony HD five hundred California, somebody asked me about whether or not I was the greatest of all time. And I was like I'm never going to self proclaimed that you know, that's for others to debate. But in my opinion, I don't know if in this day and age now anymore with how many eras we've been through in racing or basketball or football, or whatever if there is truly a greatest of all time. I think there's obviously great style. Push postal the outside Kyle challenges and passes. Kyle Busch is going to win and I would just like. Be attributed or you know, in that mix of the top five top eight guys. I think by the time I'm all said and done I could be in the top two or three of those guys have greatest of all time. But I think it's going to be really really hard here. They come down the line. Kyle Busch is going to win the race in his sixteen three of the year. It is win number eight of the season for Kyle Busch. I mean, this was win number two hundred a milestone win on a track where he scored his very first Cup victory. Here comes Kyle Busch off per number four looking for the checkered flag, and he'll get it. On new as we had. We win. No matter what to winter time in his NASCAR national series career and fifty third time in the premier series. But there's so many of the two hundred that are special or meaningful. And I don't know how you can categorize or characterize all of them. This is all about a championship right now. Here they come poured off her number four Kyle Busch. Tried to win the race tried to win a championship. Guess homestead twenty fifteen's. Probably the biggest right? Kyle Busch is the champion of celebration is doubt there camps. It's going across the always finishes these racists with the freyre. I'm always leery. When people ask you to have a great athletes on people say, well, who's the best of all all this kind of stuff always leery that because he's been so many great drivers in asker down through history. That have built the sport is just that. I do know that he's unusual. He's got a real gift and. As part of that. There's a determination that competitive attitude has that you just don't find very often per Batum Stevens. I know every weight is big. But this is win two hundred Kyle, obviously, how special is it for you to be involved in something like this that two hundred deal is it's awesome. It's cool to be a part of his career. You know, he's as good as they get probably be first ballot hall of Famer. I don't know how anybody could argue that and just to be so close to that level of talent and help him achieve what he's achieved is a tremendous honor. And I don't take lightly. I never have. I'm guys probably heard me say that four and now it'd be Parviz two hundred win. I hope I'm there for two. Holy cow. Kyle Busch Joey track that, hey, Takhar him. Kyle goes Kurt. He's always going to be my little brother. No matter if he's got two hundred NASCAR wins or five championships. Maybe in the future on the he's on fire right now and his focus right right now and his level of determination of never seen it this high. And so proud of them Danny plenty is often Rowlett it's over quickly to me. He's the best out there. There's just no one better. Now, it seems like it's it's kind of a cow Bush era in the sense of I think he's taken over his is undoubtedly the best driver in the Cup series. We continue to remind you the numbers. The Knicks Cup win is going to tie for tenth all time with Lee petty. Are you one who looks at the numbers other than when we take about other than when you tell me about it. And you're the best at it Winston. So it's obviously just it's something that I don't necessarily pay attention to as long as you're successful and doing a good job and doing your job about what you know, how to do. And you're winning those races. You're going to be. Clipping a lot of milestones. And certainly it's been pretty awesome thus far. 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Brad Keselowski scoring the win at martinsville speedway. Adding a grandfather clock to the kessle Ascii house. Thanks for joining us on this week's NASCAR alive last week. That's hall of fame announced six new people that will be eligible for the NASCAR hall of fame next year over the weekend. RN's Alex Hayden spoke with the executive director of the NASCAR hall of fame. Winston Kelly about those that were chosen and why Winston it's that time of year again, where the candidates to be voted on for the NASCAR hall of fame. One of. The greatest times of the year. But also one of the most difficult times of the year as well. In your part of that come may twenty second. When the twenty names are submitted to the voting panel of fifty nine people, and it gets tougher and tougher every year because the the differentials in the numbers continue to get tighter. And tighter with six new nominees. We had one fall off for the first time in Kirk Chamonix. Doesn't mean that he's not a NASCAR hall of Famer. It's just how the nominating committee prioritizes the potential candidates. You don't automatically requalify if you will or be renominated. So the six new nominee Sam ARD to time. What is now the expanded series eighteen time winter Neil Bonnett and the premier series? Plus all his television work Marvin pants won the Daytona five hundred seventeen wins twenty five time winner a world six hundred winter an app cope six hundred Jim Pasco. Tony Stewart three time champion forty nine wins and red vote the original mechanic. Red Byron and Raymond park. So a lot of diversity there. And probably only one that I think everybody expected to be nominated in Tony Stewart. So a lot of people can say Tony's a gimme. And a lot of people are putting him as a first ballot. Actual hall of Famer outside of smoke. Any of these candidates really jump off the page at you say, yeah, I can legitimately get a vote here. I can legitimately get vote there for these particular people. I think of the other five new ones. Yeah. I can see them be first ballot. But I think it's a bit of a stretch, you know, you you've been in the room, and you see different dynamics in there about the types of people as well as the individuals given some of the conversation that we heard last year. It's not going to surprise me. Joe Gibbs doesn't go in and he going in with with Tony Stewart. It does that make Bobby Levada an option to go in with them or people in a room sometimes like to split folks up. So then Bobby might have to wait a little bit longer. I think you're going to have the conversation with guys like Ricky Rudd his numbers, very similar to Jim Paschal in Marvin pants just from a different era. Lot of conversation last year about buddy Baker he too in that seventeen to twenty five win. Also like Neil Bonnett had the media career as well. So I think those are some names that I expect to come to the forefront and one that's how my list and was last year. His what L Wilson I like the diversity of different types of people. And he was both a crew chief and engine builder. One five Daytona five hundred is an engine builder. So I think what Elson is another one that got a lot of conversation last year, and is very how malice for these pioneers of the sport from the from the very early days like a red vote, for instance, among others. I mean, Pasco pants some of these people that a lot of race fans today may not even have any idea about them. How difficult is it to try to educate today's race fan? And today's. Public about the pioneers of our sport. And that's part of what the NASCAR hall of fame is about to be able to do that through this process and as a hall of Famer how many people in the hall of fame open back in two thousand ten really remembered Rex white the nineteen sixty series champion twenty time twenty eight time winner in the premier series. And the NASCAR hall of fame has given us an opportunity to remind folks of the great pioneers that we had in this in this sport and people who are newer to the sport that joined whether it's in the seventies the eighties nineties or two thousands to talk about guys me, Jim Paschal, and Marvin pants were two of the guys that I grew up watching, you know, Pasco drove for petty enterprises. A number of years Marvin pants drove and won the Daytona five hundred with the wood brothers. So, you know, those are the guys that I grew up watching as a kid, and then as I got into the sport Sam art and Neil Bonnett were to the folks that that I got to work with and. Review and things like that. And then read vote having spent some time around Raymond parks before he passed away. There's actually a replica of his shop a small replica of red vote shop in the NASCAR hall of fame because he was that first mechanic. He also was the gentleman Bill France, senior credited with alternately coming up with his exertion of NASCAR national association of stock car auto racing and he got NASCAR license number one. When it was first issued in nineteen forty eight. He was in Daytona Beach in nineteen forty seven a significant part of the history of the sport. You got to look beyond just the numbers. But he was there as the mechanic that helped form NASCAR numbers and contributions. It's one of the best times of the year to figure out who else is going to be nominated. And who were the five will be to go into the NASCAR hall of fame. That's the executive director of the NASCAR hall of fame. Winston Kelly banks Alex coming up on that scar live. 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When the racing concludes each weekend he bought with a nonstop NASCAR news each weekday on NASCAR today midday the straffing type races on always excelled in. So that's where I see a tremendous advantage. I think it was very important for us to get Martin into get cold both of those as a as a group because they're very good at what they do NASCAR. Today. The day Monday through Friday on the mobile racing networks the voice of NASCAR. It's SDP race week on NASCAR live right on track. Coming on to tile Bush product close, but it's not gonna be enough foyer baby. Boy, tried to get it done Bill. The long way to return is over Hillary comes up four boys sees the check your Clegg, and he wins the s p five hundred now back to Mike Bagley. That's how it sounded this ask ring one year ago or Clint Boyer hitting a grandfather clock winning the S T P five hundred at martinsville and win Clint got the win. He broke a long winless streak, and he's hoping that he can add another clock to the collection this coming weekend in the five hundred welcome back to this car live another driver that would love to do the same is Daniel Suarez. He was recently added to the Stewart Haas racing driver lineup here at the beginning of two thousand nineteen recently. Woody Cain sat down with Daniel for this week's Ness car. Live face to face interview. Let's start with a little racing. Daniel everybody says by the time we finished the western swing and we head back east. Everybody kind of knows what they have in. The cards are on the table is this year different because the new package at the it is different. I feel like. Who've been for sure walking in different areas before the the the end result has to be the same that. He's right. Yeah. But we are looking different areas with nowadays with with the biggest leader on a big winging toboggans Puerto reading the back different n genes he just had different game on over the failing right now in a so I had a racing. We have a lot of work to do specific ourselves in the forty one group. We have got some work to do when it comes to clean up a little mistakes that we have been doing the bureau, then and just a little, you know, mistakes are easy to fix like the little about an issue that we had last week. He just put us ourselves behind diaries and a satellite dot, but Malo at all we had these speeds. Yeah. But no speed to win races it, so so we're working hard to try to get what we will. We need to me. Let's let's talk a little bit of food because I know you're a big foodie, and I saw a a little picture at. I think it was Daytona your mom brings desert empanadas for the team. How did I miss out on that? Yeah. She did. My mom was in Daytona my very big into food. I have extra cook. And she likes to to to bring a staff or Mexico. So people can try to just be maybe proud. Yeah. I should be. They look great. Yes. I wanted to have a scratch and sniff phone. So I can see what they smelled like she didn't make those. Oh, she didn't. She didn't make those bought. I GU firm my mom did. Okay. So Chee Chee God does for Mexico Chee. She's one of those mom's my mom is one of those moms at choosing care if she has not closing hair back. But if she gets food and stuff to to to bring other over for four other people, you're going to be happy. So she broke them in bananas and everyone will be happy tone. And that's well while we're in Charlotte. She made something out for the ice. So, but she did make those TD deeming. Oh my gosh. When you work around. I saw something where when you started your career you said you are like an eleven year old kid who got the racing bug and wanted to do it. But you weren't the guy who was thinking. This is what I wanna do as a career. It was actually your dad who said that I would later in the in the beginning. I didn't know anything racing. He didn't know anything racing on. We just got into racing for fun. How the phone and to to see how that war, and and that's a hobby. He was later on feel. I got maybe two sixteen years old when I started to I don't remember my telling me, then you'll what do you think of doing these S new job you career that surprise you? And I say NSA how that works. I think he'll yeah. Yeah. I mean, you you you could get paid for this. I'm gonna be mine when I get paid for. But I've in race cars, which you would do anyway say unless the him I remember I said to him and wouldn't even weakened. I'll be careful what you wish for every week. And so, yeah, that'd be more high workout on and my family my dad, they don't have any any springs with racing at all. And an either myself, we've been learning as we go and let the onus has been a lot of fun feel very for twenty two grade are ins, and and great people around me that they'd be helping me to no more of this poor and and to make right decisions along the way. You raced for for Joe Gibbs racing and everybody says that in any organization the culture of that organization start with a leader. So you got Joe Gibbs that used to race four. And now you raise for Tony Stewart. How are the culture's different at Joe Gibbs racing versus Stewart Haas that of the offend. I will say that the. The coach keeps he's he's a great goal. And he knows how to what we people. We. She's very good on Antoni. He's he's a driver. Yeah. Race owner. So he's totally different mentality. I felt like, you know, I really liked the time are the law because they're send that either side one hundred percent. Yeah, he wanted near done that of course, many years. So so I I feel like I'm a bagel place. And I'm really looking for for a few. He just became eligible to be inducted into the hall of fame. One of the the guys that they'll select from. I mean at three time champion, it's a no brainer. Isn't it? He's going to the hall of fame, isn't he? Yeah. He said he'd just us to moss. He strains boron, and he has an allowed and on an all other than that. He's a great person. You know, I really didn't know him a lot of the person his his great great guy. I call. Frame today. So I'm very proud to be to pirates to rising family right now. That's Daniel and Cain with this week's. That's live face to face interview. Coming up next. We'll hear from Virginia native and five time martinsville winner. Denny Hamlin and later Daniel Henrich will join us. From the racetrack to the road home fill up with the official. Hewlett NASCAR Sonoko makes high-quality performance bills for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the track. 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If they helped me they can help anybody who call the federal tax management hotline now eight hundred two four to seventeen zero six eight hundred two four to seventeen zero six eight hundred two four to seven. Zero six. It's T race week on NASCAR live a panhandling behind the Bush. Down with our trade away for the final time here. Waskita the side. Checkered flag fly hamlet off turned up before Kessler speak. It's into a Pannon saves it in across the light comes Denny hamlet. He will with a separate noon for the fifth time in his career at the Bill speedway. Now back to Mike Bagley. That's how it sounded four years ago at martinsville speedway. Denny Halen picking up one of his five. Martinsville grandfather, FOX as winner of the p five hundred. Thank you so much again for hanging out with us on this week's NASCAR live. We talk about the successes of Denny Hamlin at martinsville. He's having success in two thousand nineteen picking up the win and the Daytona five hundred. And now he comes to a place where he's had a ton of success for more on Denny Hamlin. Here's them are. And pit reporter Dylan Welsh this weekend. Virginia native. Denny hamlin. Returns to a place. He knows well martinsville speedway down the backstretch away home cooking at his home state of Virginia. What's like, it's gonna do. Here the trick. Denny Hamlin for for the checker. Yeah. Man look forward to going. So every time obviously, one of my best tracks and with the strong runs. We had there in the spring and fall last year, obviously pretty optimistic that we can go there and be good was excited. Too far with kind of wear on that with Chris. And you know, the things that he, you know, the mindset he has on these racetracks and the strategy he likes to pull and things like that. It's you know, he's he's really smart, and he's obviously short-track guy in the it's going to be the first true short-track that we're going to get to work together. Twenty twenty-six starts at martinsville. Dinning Hamlin has five wins thirteen top fives in nineteen top ten finishes over the years. He's lost a lot of his advantage due today this year. Well, I think that data sharing change the game. They're just no more secrets anymore to how there's no questions of for. How does this guy drive or anything like that? You can just look it up nowadays. And and really back in the old days when I remember we did a test. With me, Joey and Kyle. We all ran the same car twenty laps twenty or twenty five laps, but the same setup and everything it was like, you know, why am I much faster in the long run? How why is faster in the short run? His Chris questions we had to answer through asking each other and in maybe you kind of look at like what's called Motech data. But you don't have the true data that you could stare at now in pretty much mimic anyone style. So certainly, you know, a lot of the advantages that I had on short tracks was taken away with when when the notebook was open now at martinsville speedway has lights. Hamlin shared his opinion about racing a full race under the lights. Yeah. I'm I'm indifferent on it. I mean, I think that you know, martinsville puts on its best races. When the track is really rub it up, and you really don't get that at night because the temperatures are just too cold seems like it's just a little bit early in the season and a little bit too late in the season, scheduling wise to really get optimum race. And conditions at that track. So ultimately in the long run. Yeah. Love to see a night race there about in the seven this weekend. Monster energy NASCAR Cup series teams will have just two days to practice qualify and race the s p five hundred at martinsville. Denny Hamlin's says that's plenty of time for a short track. Well, I think that really you can make a lot every weekend could be today show easily one day show, you could you probably going to have to do it at shorter racetracks. I think the reason is because the tech process on the bigger racetracks. Takes a little bit longer teams pushed the edges more on bigger tracks. So I think you need more time for an mill more time for an inspection. Where re usually not talking about guys. It didn't get through tech at martinsville. It's it's just there's no big benefit to pushing niche. So I think tech can be locked quicker and things like that. So it would probably be a short-track where you could buzz in in a day or so the last time the Cup series race at martinsville. Joey Logano moved Martin true ex junior for the wind down to the end side. They touch to ExCo sidewise llegado gets by here cups. Denny hamlin. He'll get second. But look Gano gets the win man that got physical coming off. Turn number four. Denny says it's unlikely you'll see that sort of aggressive driving this weekend. You know, that that kind of played out how you thought it would especially be in the last kind of being a cutoff race in the sense of, you know, get your ticket to homestead. So certainly I think that the spring race doesn't usually turn out quite as crazy as the fall. But I would imagine that guys would be pretty aggressive. I don't know they'd be that aggressive. But I mean, maybe, you know, he never know. I think it depends on the players that are in it. There's somebody that you know, didn't think that they're going to get another win in the course of the season and that's going to be their ticket to punch to the play offs. And certainly you'll see a move like that. But I think that if you've got your contenders that are up front every week up. They're less likely so far this season. Didn't Hamlin has one win and hasn't finished worse than eleven motoracing network. We'll have coverage of the P five hundred this Sunday starting at one PM eastern. Thanks dylan. Then there is no doubt that any Hamlin will be one to deal with this weekend in the St. five hundred at martinsville. Coming up next. We'll hear from rookie contender Daniel Hamrick and later, we'll preview the latest podcast on M R, N dot com. With warmer weather just around the corner. There's no better time to tackle that next job ended, autozone. We have the free services to help you get it done. And if your check engine light is on our free, autozone fixed binder service can help. You check engine light may indicate a variety of issues from a loose gas cap to a bad catalytic converter. No matter. The problem are free fix finder service will help you troubleshoot the likely cost saving you time and money down the road. Let us help you it more than fifty six hundred locations nationwide. Restrictions and details will start. 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Like looking for the checkered flag Jimmy Johnson takes a peek downstairs, but it won't be enough across the stripe at winning ESP. P five hundred is Kirk portion at eighty three witless streak is over him. Now back to Mike Begley there. It is hurt. Bush's win in two thousand fourteen five years ago in the p five hundred at martinsville speedway. Come back. The NASCAR live. Let's shift from talking about veterans to talking about rookies. One of this year's rookie contenders is Richard Childress racing's Daniel Henrich over the weekend. Marin scowl Ricky caught up with him to talk about running martinsville this weekend and a whole lot more annual Hamburg on the inside Nemechek tries to pin down. It's not gonna work Henrik as their fulltime and now a month into the season. Daniel how would you kind of summarize these first couple of weeks rollercoaster? I think that's a good way to look at it. More of a emotional side of it. We've we had our situation. They told him that we didn't get a good finish. And go to Atlanta and had everything leading to us have him solid top five finish and a tire come apart. So just that's kind of in the tree and write this up and down up and down on that side of it. So it's been a learning experience having to balance all this stuff. And as well as you know, the the other nuances that make the Cup series in this level. What it is. But this challenging like everybody told me it'd be but it's a it's been fun trying to adapt and change on the fly. And I think as a whole are CR, we've got some good things. Go off of I know, it's been fun Lino multi made Austin Dillon through the process to make sure we're doing everything came to make ourselves better today than we were yesterday. And that's the goal. You guys have shown speed though, which must give you some optimism going forward. You mentioned some of the bad luck in race. But the speed is there a speed is there, and that's something. I'm extremely proud of very thankful heroin back at the shop at our CR CR Chevrolet. Putting a lot of if uscis own Guinness tools in the things we need resources to to get the speed. Just you know, we have all all those stuff in front of us. We just got a better job on all the is including myself of of maximizing, you know, how much speed you need versus balance. We've missed a balanced couple times already and we also hit on wants to fly. So so as things where you know, you don't know what you don't know until you figure it out, but all these teams in the garage just as as well as eighteen or getting more and more information every time I hit the race track. And as we get through west coast, swing dear I think it all goes up tune to kind of legitimate download and evaluate a program and see what we feel like are the key components to make us better mood before just came off the west coast swing now we have kind of shorts. Short-track swing coming up. Richmond. Bristol in a couple of weeks. Martinsville this week, guess that would probably be one of your home. If not your home race track. At least on the Cup series says it pretty cool to go there. Now's a fulltime Cup series. Driver is pretty cool to go back short-track race. And then do it at martinsville. I remember going there as a kid watching a lot of short-track racism Morrinsville just mean a fan and outside. Of charlotte. Murphy way, I would consider it my home track. But it's also a place. I haven't been to actually raced at since two thousand and sixteen in the truck series. So little bit of a drought there. Some look forward to going back there in jumping kind of all in microchips, Lou clamber, and these causes they really enjoy that place as well. So hopefully, we can hit on the balance and have a good weekend. But it's definitely fun to go back to trek raise one of the coolest trophies and in all motorsports there the grandfather clock. What would it mean to you to pick that up, and I guess what would you put it if you were able to get one? Yeah. Well, I am in new homeowner. Some sure in as every new homeware usually does end up realizing they have more house and they need and that's kind of situation. I find myself in that being said, there's plenty of rooms to to from my wife to the side where to put a grandfather clock. And I'm really honestly that the joke can be an aside this rates team this needs a couple of solid runs. And like what I need when I go to place martinsville. And hopefully, we can key around that. And hopefully have a shot. Let's awesome. You mentioned short-track racing. You enjoy. Roy short-track racing. Obviously coming from the short tracks. Tell the fan maybe a new fan. Why short-track racing is is kind of the bread and butter of not only the monster energy NASCAR Cup series. But everything we do in that scar. Yes, short-track Grayson is you know way back before there was even really a sanction body of of stock car racing. The it was the the crown jewel, and you know, local short tracks throughout the country where guys could run three four five times a week dirt asphalt. However, you look at it. That's what made the drivers who they were in the followings. They had as a sport really grew immersed into. What has become, you know, every body in some way, shape form groups short-track reysen grew up, you know, trying to chase mechanical grip trying to figure out how to make your car. Get in the corner how to make a turn get enough. And then once you do that. How do you make the back lock in in have enough exit? Don't matter what former racing you've come from those are the key components that mode you to a driver. So for eight the fans that that maybe don't know the history of it or whatnot. That's that's. All of us in the garage had grew up doing. 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Carolyn (AKA Mama C) Rivera Recaps Episode 10 of Survivor: Edge of Extinction

Rob Has a Podcast

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Carolyn (AKA Mama C) Rivera Recaps Episode 10 of Survivor: Edge of Extinction

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We're gonna talk with Caroline Rivera mamas si from survivor worlds, apart coming up here in just a moment. This was a very weird week with the Philadelphia. No it all. And so I was traveling on Thursday. We didn't get to do our regularly scheduled survivor recap. So I didn't want to short you guys on a podcast this week. So I figured out a way to get to momma see later on this week. Of course, if you missed any of our coverage after the Philadelphia know it alls alley lash was on this weekend. Survivor had Hannah Shapiro here in the studio and then the wiggle room with Josh a wig layer was just recorded today. So hope you guys enjoy. All of that coverage, including this my interview here with momma, see, I'm very excited to talk to a my guest today for this episode of the podcast. She played back in survivor worlds apart with a man who is currently over on the edge of extinction. She is the host of her own podcast. The Caroline Rivera show. You probably know her though as mama C a. Yeah. Baby. Yes. I can't make me. How are you? I'm doing good. How are you? I'm doing a really great. I'm very excited to get to catch up on a podcast in talk with you about everything going on. Thank you. Yeah. I'm super psyched. Yeah. I don't think I've talked to you in like on this podcast in a few years. Right. Well, we were in Boston with us low. Yes. Yes. Yes spring. So it's been about a year since we got to catch up and that was a fun event. And we're just coming off of the big live show in Philadelphia by you are down in Florida. Right. I am. Yes. Okay. What part of Florida? Are you in Tampa Tampa? Okay. We've got some of our listeners down in Tampa. So. They will be happy to hear from local survivor now Carolyn we're going to get into everything with survivor, but could you tell the listeners a little bit about what you've been up to. Yes. So after my stint on the island of. The season thirty cast. I actually quit my job. And I started my own company. And basically what I do is I work with people I work with companies mostly in financial services, and I helped them to focus it on their people. Right because it's all about the skills and competencies that people have to be successful. And so I work with them on getting people to be ready to really look for the changes in the environment that are around them, and you know. You know to be ready to succeed in life. And that's what you talk about on your podcast. Yes. So my podcast is all about kind of leadership skills focusing in on what it takes for you to do things differently to make yourself better just to learn and grow every single day. Okay. Do you see a lot of the things that you talk about in the show survivor when you're watching how everything is happening from week to week. Absolutely. You know, whether you're on the jungle or whether you're in aboard room, the skills are still the same right? It's it's building relationships. It's open honest communication with people. And so those are the same skills. Whether you're in the jungle on an island, of course, there are a little bit different because you know, the trust factor and the deceiving a little bit on the island is going to be different than at work. But the concepts are pretty much the same, okay? Well, let's talk about where we are in this survivor season. And I love I love to get your take on the season as a whole are you enjoying this season? Caroline, I am. I am enjoying the season. It's it's an interesting twist. You know, I'm not going to say that. I one hundred percent love it in terms of the twist. I like the people I like the way, you know, it's unfolding. As a player, and I would love to hear your thoughts on it. As a player if you're on the edge of extinction for thirty three days. And then you get to go back in the game. And could potentially win the game. I don't know. I feel like I'm not loving that part of it. Yeah. Europe Eurest in terms of the game. Right. I mean, I'm okay with twists. But this twist seems like it's a little too close. If it was day twenty. Okay. I'm all about it. Then you're still in the game back for nine thousand nine more days. Right. But you know, three days that that. That's somebody comes player it's hard for me. And that somebody might be your old friend, Joey amazing, and it might be. And you know, listen, if it is Joey amazing, I'm going to root famine. I hope he wins. But if I was on the edge of extinction, or if I was actually in the game and somebody came back in and one after being on the edge of extinction for all that time. I'm not so sure I would love it. Okay. Tell me what did you think about Joe on this season in terms of his overall performance to this point? I think Joe, you know, he comes to the game with a big target on his back since he played on my season. We all knew he was the best athlete on the show. And no matter how many times you try not to be the best athlete if you're a competitor. You wanna win? Right. I mean, I would have a hard. Time turning that off. I'm a competitor. You're a competitor. Right. When you're in the game like lutes do. Use. It's hard to turn it off. So so he's going to have a hard time turning it off and therefore he's always going to win. Right. His team didn't go to tribal council for what how many days, I don't even. Maybe it was like eighteen or so. Yeah. But you know, a lot of that was because of his ability. And so, you know, the first time they had the ability to get him out. They got him out or maybe the second. But. Cherilyn win JR. Before Joe went out there. Did he reach out to you for any advice about if he was gonna play a third time? Well, I mean, you know, we talk survivor all the time. Whether I knew he was going out or not going out we've discussed different strategies for the game. You know, just like I have with a lot of difference of Ivers. So hypothetically, if you guys talked about things, we'll we'll what would your advice to Joe have been before this season. I would have told Joe that he needs to focus on the other people and bringing the other people to the limelight. Right. Because when you are that good at everything, right? Whether it's puzzles, whether it's strength challenges speed, swimming, whatever it is the other men on your season are going to see you as a threat. So if you can offload and make them feel like they're the ones who are carrying the tribe. That's what I would have told them. Yeah. That really is a I think the right way to try to play. But I think it is hard to be returning players to not have that stigma here as being one of these returning players in this season where everybody is gunning for them, and it's even harder when there's only four right? And so if it was fans versus favorites, at least, you have a whole tribe of returning players, and you can sort of sneak around and hide under, you know, maybe a bigger threat, but there's four people so each team had to it's hard to hide in that scenario. Yeah. And quite frankly, I thought that all the returning players would be voted out a lot sooner than they were. So, you know, some of them made it, you know, farther than I had initially expected. Now, I know that you're an expert on leadership. Do you think that if you're in this position of being one of these? Turning players. Do you think that you really embrace that role of taking the reins and being that leader? Or do you think that you are best served to try to make yourself? So more of a follower. If that was possible. I think that it really does depend on who you're playing with because some people are going to expect you to be the leader and other people are going to want wanna take those leader ship rains and so. Really understanding who you're playing against. And what they need is going to be the most critical element. So talk to me about this past week of the show where David Wright and Kelly of ultimately you went out of the game of back to back. We're you thinking that they would be able to get on the same page eventually before the end of this thing. Yeah, I feel like they should have tried to work together. But from day one, they really weren't. They were not working together from day one. And neither one of them made a choice to really try and build that relationship and make it work. So they both went off on their own and they both found other people. And you know, I feel like when there's only two of you. And you're both. Up as returning players. You should definitely band together. Because if you just each found one other person now, you're four. Yeah. You know? And so two is a lot better for is a lot better than two. And so, yeah, I feel like they made a mistake in not working together. And there were so many times where David was gunning for Kelly and Kelly was gunning for David. But I I really felt like tribal council where Julia went home that it seemed like they had finally gotten back on the same page. Where was they had that conversation? Like, hi, remember me? Yeah. What was the plan? Okay. It was you and they work together to get out. Julia. But then right after that, then it was then all bets were off. And we saw Kelly then gunning for David again now in in your season. There were moments where you had allies that had crossed you at one point and you had to consider getting back and working with them, Mike, specifically when you know, he was persona non grata after the whole incident at the auction. Oh, what is it like on survivor to have? Have to decide about working with somebody who has wronged you before earlier in the game. Unsurvivable? That's what you have to do because and we've seen the game evolve. Even since my season where you know on season thirty one when we have seen this whole voting block concept where it's not true alliances. It's just vote by vote. And we'll see what happens. That's where the game is today. And so, you know, from when even from when I played or probably when you played those those things changed, and so you know, it's just like in life. You've got to change with the times if you play the same game that you did back, then well, you're not going to be that successful because it's evolved think about Richard hatch. If he plays the same game that he played the last season he played he's never gonna win. Right because the game is not that game anymore. And so the game continue. Us to evolve and you have to continually evolve as a play, and it was boaty box are to stay. I believe. Okay. Let me ask you a question from one of our listeners. Jeffrey Goldstein had a question for you. He says that you made a move against Tyler at the final seven. Do you think that the war dog move was too early in the final nine now that there's a fire making at Ford does that push the whole endgame of further back Carolyn, what do you think about what war dog did? And do you feel design similarities between the move you made in your season to get out Tyler? I feel like. His move. You know, it to me it's a little bit different only because it's a returning play versus a non returning player. So in my season where all newbies, it's all kind of the same. Nobody has a big stigma on this season. I feel like Kelly has a big stigma. Right. She's coming. She's played the game three times. She did. Well in her second go round. And you know, so she is looked at as a bigger threat. I feel like. They they could have actually waited a little bit. I honestly believe that with Kelly because. Quite frankly, she hasn't been. Challenge beast in terms of you know, she's not in the final to all the time or even the final three. She sat out a couple of challenges. So she felt very comfortable to do that. And and things were working for him. And so anytime you shake things up and you turn on your own alliance. There could be a price to pay for that. And so it may be time will tell whether it is too soon, but I feel like he had more of an opportunity to wait in my season. We were down to kind of the wire where potentially either Mike or Tyler could have gone on these immunity wins. And so, you know time is ticking. There's not a lot of other people to to deal with and. Depending on who you want to sit with in the final two or three you have to make that decision. So I feel like I made it, and I made it based on two things one is that same day that I made the decision to send Tyler home. They were all talking about sending me home that was Rodney's birthday. And he was really upset that that he didn't get to go on the reward. And so back at camp all they were talking about all day long was I hate, mama. Mama sees going home and honest him. Right. You were going to take him. I promised him that I would take him. If we had the opportunity to choose. Okay. I never said that I was going to give up my okay award and give it to him. Okay. So you didn't have the refresh our memory. So it was UN Mike in Sierra over will see era. That one the reward. Yes. And we got to go on the civil war school, right? Which is one that any survivor would like pray for writing. That's like a heart wrenching reward. Right. And so, and I actually did think about giving it up, but everyone was telling me don't give what are you? Why are you even thinking about it? And then I thought to myself guess what? This is my survivor experience. Right. Once in a lifetime opportunity. I have to do it for myself. And so that's what I did. We got great TV from Rodney that. He was his damn birthday bro had to wash dishes on his birthday. So so many so many great memories that survivor fans still to this day when it's a survivor fans birthday the other survivor fans, right? Happy damn birthday. You don't have to wash dishes for your birthday. So you gave you gave that to the world Carolyn. Oh, I'm so glad that I had that opportunity to give that to everyone else. Yeah. I had. I'm not day that. Can you talk to me? So the others eight people left in the game. Do you feel like you have a good sense of who is going to be the winner this season? You know, I don't because. Well, because you never know who's coming back to right? And that is a big twist. I feel like Devon's is playing a great game. I feel like war dog is is very strategic and is playing the game hard. I also feel like he's pissing off a lot of people. So it could be touch and go for him, right? And Ron I feel like is also playing a good game. So we'll see and listen, you know, Victoria, still has some game left in her. She's got to pull it out a little bit and Aurora. I think is on the fence we've got to see which way she's going to which way she's going to go. Do you have a favorite that you like to watch on the show? I do like to watch Devon's. What does he do that? You like comes up with some great one liners. I love the way he stirs the pot at tribal council all the time. Yeah. I mean, that's like his new thing. He is gonna just he gets his broom out he gets it going, and it's like all hell breaks loose. So and listen when I was in tribal council, we were never allowed to talk like that, you know. To talk. We don't we were not allowed to get up and whisper in other people's ears and change the whole tribal council. No, nobody was still under that yet. Or that you were you guys were told nobody's allowed to do this. Well, I mean, I have a big mouth. So I said something one time and got yelled at and that was the last I set it. So we were truly not allowed to do that. And now it's like all bets are off. You're allowed to do. Whatever you want. Right. So it happens once the toothpaste is out of the tube. And now they allow it exactly. And now because it's so mind blowing that he changes things and the tribal councils are fabulous not just back and forth few questions, and you're done. So it's definitely lively. And you know, the jury looks at it like holy cow. What's happening, Jeff pope's looks at it. Like, wow, this is great. So. So yeah, all bets are off. I think you know, it's I can't wait to play again. So I can like say stuff and yet up. Taken advantage of that. I would have definitely taken advantage of that a couple of times. Yeah. You would be getting up in like whispering in people's ears or what just like? A times. I was unsure of the plan because we changed it like last minute. Right. And and I'm like, okay. Well, you know, and even when you know, Mike said he was going to play his idol for Charene. I mean, I knew he wasn't going to play idle fissuring, but some people actually thought he was going to play shivering, and they changed the vote because of it. Yeah. Though, there were some instances where I could do to Dan got to that day. That's what he's he was pissed. But it was simply because they were unsure of what was going to happen. Like, oh my God. What if what if they did is there anybody in the season that you really not feeling? A no baby. A no baby. Not that's still in the game. You know, I think the people that are still in the game. So earlier in the season. I mean, I just feel bad for like Julia. I don't think she got a lot of airtime. So we didn't really get to find out who she was. Keith didn't get a lot of we've into see. Julia on the edge of extinction. This week. She has. But we saw her we saw her there. But she was the only person that didn't get like the start of the next episode like wow edge of extinction tartar than I thought. You know, we went right into. It's the first time we didn't. We didn't see the edge of extinction in the beginning of the episode. That's right. That's right. So yeah, I feel like she hasn't gotten any airtime, and I suspect it was probably because she was like, okay. It's not a big deal. And I suspect it was more that she didn't have a breakdown on the edge of extinction and talk about quitting. And but then because she didn't have that. Then we didn't see anything. Right. Exactly. You know, everyone else was like, oh my God. How could this happen at blindside? And I mean Kelly with her like, I had my idol and more in Lauren has one two she didn't even wait two seconds before. She still does beans. Yeah. Do you think that that's going to? Essentially come back to haunt Larne in some way that Kelly revealed that she has the idol. I mean. See I don't know that we know whether those idols dead or not, you know, like so catalase idol back at the game. It's dead Kelly's idol is dead. But I guess the question is now. So now all these other people in other Lauren has an idol nobody else knew that. And one of these people might come back into the game. At a point when Lawrence idle can still be played maybe. Yeah. Because they thirty six probably the last day you can play that is. So I think that some that somebody's gonna come back when they're six people left in the game, and she can still play her idol through five. So I think that that that could be very important information for somebody who comes back, actually, I don't know if she just didn't think about that and more. She was just so taken back by the fact that she got blindsided with an idol in her pocket that she just let it slip Carolyn. What have you made of all of the talk about women? In finding idols in the game. As as a woman who did find an idol in your season of survivor? I mean, I don't think it has anything to do with men and women you've got to want it. You know, like, what is your survivor story? Well, mine mine had an idol in it. Right. So when I was when I had my checklist of things that I wanted to do that was one of them. So I was out there with the notion that okay, I'm gonna find it to where it is. We gotta start looking. I don't know. Why people don't do that everybody? Yeah. Well, what has been said is that there are more stigma attached to going out and doing that sort of idol search as a woman wear a man can get away from the camp easier without as much suspicion. Do you buy into that? Now. Absolutely not. Early right. And did very early. Yeah. Yes. And you were just out there, we worried that people were going to know you were looking for the idol. No. Because I was I was building a shelter. I was searching for bamboo and searching for things to tie it up with. And you know, when you come across something that doesn't look right. And you stop and look. That's when things happen. Yeah. This is a question from Winston Kelly who says how do you feel about the trend of the middle? Older aged women almost always being the first boots in the survivor season since yours, aired Katrina. Ream Jennifer Zeti is there anything that players in this age or category can do to increase their odds of making the merge and avoiding early targets. Now, not every not every woman in that category has been voted out early. But it does seem like that. That's an early easy target and a lot of these seasons. It is. And it's very annoying because the first thing that people do when they look at you is your the old lady. Right. So you can't act like the old lady you have to act like you're playing survivor. Right. He did this you play the game. Right. You've got a go out. You've got a fine food. You've got to build a shelter. You've got a temp to make fire. I mean, those are the things you've got to play the game. And you've got to get them to see you as a person not as an. Old lady. That's that's the difference. I think what did you thought of rain this season? I think remain came out a bit too strong. I think that was her issue. And you know, listen, it's funny because people are always talking about. She moved the stuff, you know, like I had my clothes hanging here. But those are things that piss off people like I wouldn't want. Somebody touching my stuff. I put it there for a reason who the hell took it, you know, like that would be the first thing in my mind now that I just moved this stuff. So dry. If I wanted you to move it. I would have asked you. But you know, it's you know, when you think about people it's those stupid little things that piss off people on my season. It was when we went to the first swap and me Charene and max got to the no collar camp. You know? My mindset was I'm still a guest it's their camp. Their mindset was it's our camp. Let's do whatever we want to do. And like me and Kelly. Our first thought was we've got to find more bamboo, we've got a Bill to build a bigger shelter. So that we have rules for us on this new island. Right. Well, Sharon and Maxine do that. They other people spots in the shelter. That's like a no, no bright. And that's that's communication. That's understanding people's you know. Wishes building relationships like all of those things come into play stupid things. They're stupid little things. They mean nothing pertaining to the game. But they mean a lot to other people. I think that's a really good point that you make about you know, we talk about the voting blocks in everything is you know, game game game strategy. But I think that's that's really important. What you're saying that that part comes second where the being sort of like having a baseline, you know, that sort of like through common courtesy and decency and having a good enough social game that people don't hate your guts, when they meet you you'd need to have that in place before you can get somebody to go go with you and go for a vote because if somebody doesn't like you, and you know, the can't stand being around. It doesn't matter how good your plan is more often than not the survivor player. Who is hungry and tired, and they hate your guts. Then they don't wanna work with you. No matter how good your plan is. Exactly, exactly. So, you know, the plan is secondary and people are I. Yeah. And that's sometimes overlooked. Yeah. I think is that something that gets overlooked in business to one hundred percent one hundred percent people alike. All about the results. They they don't mind if they're stepping over people to get those results. Then all of a sudden, they wonder why they don't have engaged people in the workforce. You know, seventy percent of the people that work today are not engaged at work horrifying, Joe. And sierra. Not like that. Okay. I'm super excited about them being engaged. So. Yeah. So it's really important. Yeah. This was something from Edward Morris. Who wants to know somebody who won a fire challenge at final four. How do you feel about it happening every season? Caroline do. You feel like that you and your fire battle versus Rodney was somehow one of the things that they had in mind when they made the fire making challenger at least for now permanent part of the final four. I think our fire challenge was an epic battle because we both sucked so bad at making fire that it was literally the best TV ever because first of all we're trying to make fire. It's over an hour. You look at the jury. They're all yawning. We nobody knows what we're doing. We're we suck so bad now mind you I practiced making fire before that. I made two fires breath in ten minutes. Right. The and I said to myself I need to make three fires. And then I'll feel really good about it. Never made the third fire. It took me two more hours never made that third fire. So I was freaking out. But then all of a sudden where in the challenge Rodney gets a spark it turns into a fire and then like a second later. Get mine like you couldn't have asked for better TV than that. Right. How long were you guys going before you guys both had fire at least an hour an hour. Well, at least an hour we sucked so bad. Yeah. I mean, do you contemplate stopping at some point? I mean, an hour's really long time to be your, you know. I mean, I feel like Rodney knuckles were bleeding. Yeah. Every one of his knuckles were bleeding. Mine wine. I almost cut off my finger a couple of times. But there was no stopping it though. Right. It would have been worth it like come on. Lassie about Rodney Philippa wants to know. How would you in Rodney do on the amazing race together? Now, we have the reality star amazing race that's going on right now. Are you following that? Caroline. Oh my God. I love it. Yes. Yes. Okay. Do you have a particular team that you are invested in? I'm invested in all of my survivor teams. Brett and Laura. Brett, and Chris are my favorite team villain is my second favorite's, and Rupert and Laura will be two third favourite. Why are we only dessert favorite Carol? Just because I don't really know them and. And they were in the park for two hours. I played on a survivor season with Rupert. I know how that it was it was it was great. Yeah. No rupert. Yeah. Great. Great. Better player, but I saw no. But I did not want a survivor team to go home. I yes, that would have been embarrassing, right? Would have been saying. Yes. And listen, Karen. And. Elisa are just TV gold like oh, my God when they were in last place while they thought they were in last place. They were really unless. And they were sucking it up so bad, and they're like, oh my God. This is so embarrassing like on my fabulous. But you and Rodney would be fun. I think we would be fun. But I am very competitive. So I would maybe kill him too. Yeah. So so we we saw Rodney in Philadelphia that he was there with his buddy a Kevin Schley Burr from big brother. Kevin. Okay. And so I asked Rodney are you going to be in Joe and Sierras wedding party. And he was like, bro. I got the picture from Joe, and he wouldn't send me this picture if I wasn't going to be in the wedding party. And a lot of people wanted to know from you. So do you think that that Rodney has the right read on this situation? I think that they might be having a deaf different wedding. Then everyone expects they might have. They might have their own little family thing together. And then maybe have two parties or some Rodney could be the second party. Right. Okay. Yeah. Let's see this. It's a Michelle, Amy. What's would you consider going back for another season? Yeah. I would wait. And. Yeah. Baby. Like your baby. How long is it going to take you to put me back on the show? Mr pro. So Caroline, you were one of the people that were up for the running in second chances. And so I that's me. I think is very interesting. So that you had a chance to be voted back in by the fans. I think a lot of us thought that you were going to be shoeing because you were somebody who was on the current season to get voted back in. And now you were taken out of the consideration because you were in the final three or anything like that. Here's what I've heard. Okay. And. Listen, this is what I believe. It may be true. It may not be true. It may be how I've rationalized it. Okay. I've heard from several people a lot of people that they did not vote for me in the end because nobody thought that Mike was going to win every frigging immunity challenge left in the game. And so we all knew if he did not win immunity, guess who was going home might Mike which is why they voted him back in. Right. And I mean, honestly, I think people thought I was going to win the game. And they didn't want to waste vote on me. What I heard was that? I was the eleventh girl on the list. So were you packed in ready to go from the alley? I one hundred percent thought eighth. I thought I could win the game surprise. Yeah. And be I one hundred percent thought I was going back. Like, there wasn't a tough night. Caroline that was. Was the worst night of my life may twentieth thousand fifteen not that. I remember. Wow. A horrible horrible night. It'd have to go back and listen to what I was saying the Tampa. I'm pretty sure that I we went through it all, and you know, that was like when we got to pretend that we were like, Nate, silver, and like a predicting the votes, and you know, I think that we probably had you as one of the locks. I think T bird to somebody that we had. Okay. That's a lock that's a lock. And I think that we thought that maybe like the Monica 's maybe had a tougher road to get in. And maybe there was another another person or two that we thought were sort of like more long shots, and somehow that came in. But yeah, that does really. I don't know how that worked out that way. It worked out that way. Because I guess they thought I was going to win. Yeah. Wow. What kind of painful night? Yeah. What kind of preparation had you done to then go back in a potentially play like and leave right from them finale. I mean, it wasn't fabulous. Because you know, you don't get to say goodbye to anybody. But yeah, I was ready. I was literally packed and ready to go. And my mindset was on the island like as soon as I found out. I didn't win. I was like, okay, I'm going back. And then I'm sitting in the audience waiting for Jeff to come down. And I was like towards the beginning towards the front right of the chairs, and I'm counting and I'm like holy shit. I'm not getting on news people that saw of names that a lot of the second chance. People say they saw like, oh, I knew I wasn't going to I was going because I saw just card. Oh, no, regiment, something like that. No, I didn't see that. At all. Remember, it was my finale. So I don't really, you know, I wasn't in the audience other than when I got off stage to go to the audience. So you know, my head was in the finale not in the second chances. Right. So no, I didn't see anything. And then I'm just watching and I'm counting the number of women. And I'm like right before he got to me. I knew I wasn't going. And I was like you could see my face. It was total devastation. How'd you been talking to anybody else that was going to be going back? I was talking to Charene at the time. Yes. Okay. Yeah. And you guys were on good terms, and you would have worked together in the second chance season. Exactly. Yeah. While carrying this is this is wild, and you would have been in on these voting blocks. I would have it would have been so much fun. And you would have one in the United sitting in the final two together. It would've been. Yeah. But you're definitely, you know, up to come back again. And Jeff is said that that he really wants you back, right? Yeah. He did a whole when game changes came out Dalton Ross actually asked him. There was an interview that said, you know, the one person I don't see out here as mama. See like what's happening when it that. And he's like, no we love her. We definitely want to see her back for another season. Okay. I'm ready. You wrote? I'm sure you're ready to go. Already make it happen. Okay. This is interesting question. And I had not ever heard this before Corey be says I heard from a fellow contest in recently that at the end of your seasons. Final travel council. Jeff Probst got his hands and knees and enthusiastically called your season the best one ever, I is this is this an accurate story. I'm not sure I remember the hands and knees part, but he definitely did say that it was the best season ever. Wow. I pretty much think he says that after every season. Yes. Because in his mind, he's watching the season unfold. And he's like, oh my God. This is the best season ever. And then, you know, another twist happens and something else. So I don't think it was malicious or I've really do believe he felt like at that point in time. It was certainly not malicious right? Yeah. But I don't I don't think he says that every season maybe not he was really high to the point where people were very critical of that. Jeff was so a few sive with his praise for worlds apart. Then I think that the expectations were set so high. I don't know if they could ever live up to the expectations. I know I feel like we got a bad rap though. Yeah. I don't know. Like people rate it on the rankings. What is it? It's like in the twenty fifth or something. Yeah. And I'm like, we don't suck that bad. Make another look at it. And know there was. I think there was drama that was highlighted acting need to be highlighted because when you think of the drama that you saw on TV it was maybe ten minutes of drama out of thirty nine days. Right. And so ten minutes doesn't make a season. We didn't fight every day. We didn't have those arguments. We were all getting along. We had a great time. We had a very close cast. So I think that you know, when people look at our season, and they see drama, which I can't stand because I hate drama. I really don't believe it was as low as it was portrayed. And then you guys also got very overshadowed with the second chance voting where people were going wire with the the roofers the rumors than the actual voting. And then you vote for the for two weeks of campaigning. And I wasn't allowed to land the campaign. Right, right. So it was really a wild couple of weeks there at the end of the season. Okay. Let me excuse Edward Morris. Who says your season was the last to have the auction g think it will ever come back? This is actually come up a lot recently that that the world apart auction, maybe, you know, the most impactful auction that ever happened on the show and after that they like, well, we don't know what to do with the auction anymore. And they haven't done it. And Jeff is talked about how he doesn't think. It's that interesting Christian from last season when he was up there on the post for six and a half hours that was one of the things that he was asking Jeff about when he going to bring back the auction and recently on Twitter Jeff was talking about a fan had asked Jeff will you bring back the auction. And he said, well, let me know your ideas on how to fix it is what was wrong with it. It was nothing wrong with it. Everyone loves the auction will did it get broken when Charene cetera. Everybody just a will bid twenty dollars for the letter. I mean got Giambi, and yeah, they might came in and then came in and like try to oh, my God that was total drama. Like, I thought I was going to kill him. Right. Then and there. Yeah. And and I don't know what Jeff would have done because I would have been like gimme my twenty dollars back. You know, because that's what I said to Jeff and he's like, wait what? Yeah. So. But the auction is great auction is is good because you see who who's like spending their money who's going for the advantage. Who's getting crap? I mean that auction caused all the drama of our season all of it. Yeah. Because the serene will fight was over that auction. Yeah. Yeah. Everything happened at that auction. Yeah. It really is. It was it was really huge in terms of the game. But they never brought it back. It killed never. Brought it back. I never wanna see again. Because to me, it makes no sense whatsoever. Is the gross eating challenge. Oh, see I feel like that. They should do that more. Okay. It's disgusting. Despicable. Gross. Yeah. Caroline. I think that should be the challenge to get back into the game. Well, that would be actually a great challenge. We know it's not that because aubrey's training for some other twists and turns. But maybe at the end, it's gross eating. I really liked that. Because I think that so many times in the gross food challenge. It's like I don't like it when they do it for individual immunity because it's like, well, I don't need to be in any. So I'm not going to do this. Right. Like you when they do it for the team. I think they did do it in the second chances with the team. And then it's like, okay. Well, now, you're gonna cost you tribe, immunity, maybe get voted out if you don't want to do it. But make that you know, how bad do you want to get back in the game? All right, eat this. I don't wanna eat it. That is the worst challenge ever. You. Didn't you guys didn't have to do that though? Right. I will do any other challenge that one is a waste of time for me. I think would you attempt it. Okay. So I played this like survivor game. Elsewhere, okay. Not on survivor and they had this big grossing challenge. And it was a team challenge. This is the Bob event. Yes. Okay. It was disgusting. I did it was it. I don't know what we ate. It was gross. Was it amount of pizza? No, okay. If it was mounted of pizza. I would have been like all about it. It looks pretty gross stuff. Okay. I don't know what it was. But it was disgusting. And some of it was moving, and yeah, we didn't win the challenge. And in my mind, I'm thinking, okay. I have to pretend that I'm frigging eating this shit because it's a team challenge. We're not going to win because half of us can't fricken eat it. And there are other teams that are like gobbling it down. So, you know, my thought is if you know, you're not going to win that challenge. Why even started? I mean, that's a lot of dedication fake survivor games. I know I know I on a real show. Why would you put yourself through that? Caroline. That was stupid. Real show and you're doing it in this stupid game. Yeah. Okay. Alec marinara wants no completely removing yourself from the situation. Do you think that Mike's move at your auction was brilliant or boneheaded? Do you believe this move led to the discontinuation of the auction? Or was it already broken? I don't see the auction was broken. And Mike's move in the auction was a bonehead move for himself because he pissed off every single one of us. And and quite frankly, we were all in an alliance still Joe, you know, and he went psycho crazy thinking that those were going to do with you refresh my memory Caroline was for he that you guys had all spent all your money on the on the letters. And then he bit on vantage. We'll or was it or was it the letters. Okay. So what happened was it was the letters? Okay. We all whoever was going for the advantage had five hundred bucks. Okay. And Charene says I was right. And it was me, Dan. Tyler and Mike. But then Tyler didn't go for the. Advantage. He he he kept his money. He didn't it didn't use it. So we all spent the twenty dollars. I rushed up. Dan went. I I rush second. I'm turning around. And then Mike sits back down. I'm like, wait what just happened? And that's when it all started. But I don't think I don't think that means that the auction is broken. Just meet that Mike did a bonehead move. Right. I think that we were all filling in alliance, you know, how everyone talks about. Oh, final four final four. So I think he heard us talking about final four, and he wasn't in it. And then he went crazy. And these people are trying to vote us out. That's when he was. Yeah. He chased everything we weren't even talking about him. Well, that's not one hundred percent. Rodney wanted to vote him out earlier, and I'm like Rodney settled down. Let's let's just stick to the plan. Young point. You guys have very late family visit in your season. Do they do the family visit to early and then we have situations like in the season where it's a lot of the bars. Like, hey, everybody just settled down, and let's just wait to the family. Visit. Our family. Visit was day. Thirty six that's eight to write too late. Right. I also think that day twenty is too early. You shouldn't have eleven family members show up even I think eight. Seven around there. Good. Yeah. I think last season once they had it at eight which is the eight and then I think they had to family members. Go to Ponderosa also. Yeah. Right. So. That made me go silent that might have been. I'm not sure about what what when they had it on David versus Goliath delivers glide, very uneventful family. Visit. Oh the. Yeah. That's right. It was a different family. Visit. I know you know, when you do the two seasons they all kind of sick together, which one happened. I. Yeah. Yeah. Last season was David versus Goliath. Okay. This is a question from John John Johnson. What are you? What are your fellow Tampa residents? John's is I haven't listened to your podcasts at can you? Give me a pitch about your podcast my podcast. Yes. Okay. So I actually have two podcasts. One is the Caroline Rivera show. Okay. And that podcast is all about self development. Right. So it's all about you know, what you think you can do to help yourself succeed. And we talked about in my language. Caroline. I I love this all different things like today's show is turning challenges into opportunities. So that's what I talked about today. And I gave to great survivor examples because one was. I didn't do so. Well, and one, you know, you change your mindset, and you do much better. So. That's kind of one daddy. What were the survivor examples? So the one survivor example where I gave up was the poll challenge. You know, me and Joe in the final, and then the survivor challenge that you know, I said, no that's not happening. Again, was when I was a holding the rod with twenty five percent of my body weight above and it was girls against the girls guys against the guys. And it was me Sierra and Charene Charene was trying to vote me out at the time. Sierra dropped out. I so it was just me and Charene left. I it was do or die had to win. And I did so. It's mind over matter. Right. The self filling prophecy, you are who you think you are. Now, I see the you you've talked to some survivors as well. On your on your show. I you start to Sunday a recently about bad bosses. Yes. Yes. So bad bosses. You know, this is a bad boss. No. She had a bad ball. It was pretty bad. Yes. She was giving some examples of what it feels like to have a bad, boss. And if you're a boss had to make sure that you don't get that title. What was going on the boss was mean? Just you know, how when some bosses are just all about themselves. They don't really see the people. They don't really care about the people. It's their career. It's their world. And you know, you do what I tell you to do sort of like that those types of bosses don't really work. Okay. I see the you also talked to Francesca recently. I did Jeffrey any doing for Annie's doing good for any student. Good. She's changed her life. You know, she talked about her experience on survivor and being voted out first twice and how that really affected her. And then she kind of just changed her whole life. She she turned into this match maker, which was very interesting. And now, she's a life coach. I see you you talk to Sandra. Also, I did I. Did I understand tra- about six game? And you know, what it feels like to be a Queen? Oh, this is the one I'm going to listen to social media has changed the world with Missy pain and Baylor Wilson you had to Baylor MRI on the guide. We'll shoot came. Yeah. Paul on. Yes. Did. Yeah. Maybe. Yeah. You know, social media. You Missy is a two-time guest. She is because I had her on alone. Also to talk about her charity. Yes. Okay. Why what did Baylor? And Missy do you on social media? We talked about the fact that social media has changed our lives, right? Our kids your kids, not mine. Your kids are growing up with social media. And you know, how kids can do their life social media every five seconds. Yes. And kids can be super cruel. Yeah. Well, my wife is a posting about them every five seconds. I know I see them all the. Picks. Yes. I mean, come on. I missed that. Because my kids are older so they post their own stuff. But I never really had the opportunity to show all my gorgeous stuff. But the good part about social media. Because like, I don't get to see your kids. You're in California. I'm in Tampa. But I do get to see your kids because of social media. So that's the benefit the disadvantage is that people think that you know, it doesn't hurt if you type something. And when you press end there's no consequence. Well, there is a Quance. Did you deal with a lot when you were on the show and a lot of negative feedback on social media? I actually only had a very very small stint with bad social media. I got a good edit seem to like me on the show not on the show between the will and Charene fight. I had some people saying you, call yourself momma, see, and you didn't even help out serene. And I'm like all watch the show again. Honey, I wasn't even at Cam. When that happened. And my son's like mum. Why are you responding? That's nice. Oh, that's a good thought. I don't really have to. Yeah. That's right. But I also talked to Angelina Joe, and she was on my show, and she had really really really bad social media. Yeah. So it does hurt. Is she got bad feedback on social lasted on social media. Right. Yes. Is that is that this is that the Carolina Rivera show. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Yes. Well, that's that's good. Now is it focused on women in business? Or is it for anybody? I've had a couple of men on. And it's funny because when I initially started the show, I was thinking women only, but I worked with a lot of men, you know, like I- job, I work with senior teams and getting them to really see things differently. So I kind of I'm kind of at this crossroads where I really have to determine is it a women's show or is it a leadership show? And so I am actually making that choice. I'm I don't think I've. Yeah. Okay. I don't think I've come to the decision yet. But I'm semi leading towards women. Yeah. Look, I think that there's a lot of shows that are out there that are about. You know, just general topics, and I think that the the more like niche, you you get I think that that's easier to find like a core audience that really loves the show. So I agree. That sounds like the the right idea to me. Yeah. Yeah. So I think I think that was my struggle. You know, you've been doing podcasting for what nine years now. Yeah. Great job. See, I know. And so you've got it down to a science. You know, exactly who your audiences. You've got your following for me. I'm not even a year in yet. So i'm. Great. We set up a couple of times. And so, yeah, I've gotta just get my niche get focused and go with us. Well, depending on what what direction you go in. Or if you think that I could even be a guest talking about stuff for women. I be happy to be a guest anytime. You wanna have me on? Caroline, excellent. Thank you. Yes. I will take you up on that guy. Tell me about what's what's your book? Also, I didn't know yet a book. I do I have a book it's called plant your flag the seven secrets to winning. So it's all about life winning life. Okay. And so the when I finished survivor one of the things that I wanted to do was write a book. And so when I quit my job, and I started my own company. I started putting it together and. It took me a while because I stopped and started stopped and started, but the concept is all about victory. So if you think of the word victory, everyone of those letters mean something in my book, right? So Via's vision is influence see is communication is trust OAS open-minded, ours relationship building, and why is yielding results and in each one of the chapters. I talk about all of those things, and what it takes to be successful with those skills in life. Okay. So that's what the books all about. All right. Has Stephen fish back off of you on the paraphrase podcast yet. No, right. He did interviews authors. Okay. All right. Well, I'm an author. So, you know, yes to all right? And. It's out. There is this on is it on like is this a digital book or you get the apprentice both it's both. Well, here's the thing. So I self published in October of two thousand eighteen and I didn't really know what to do or how to promote or all of that. Well, now, I have a publisher. And so it is in the makings of getting bookstores. The funny thing is the book is done. You can buy it today. It's on my website. But the relaunch they tell me is going to be March of twenty twenty not no why it takes so long to get it into bookstores but Manley that's the length of time that it takes Tarlo. I'm on your website is speak with Carolyn Carolyn would love to talk to you about your needs. Schedule a free call with Carolyn. So anybody who's go to your web? Site and schedule a call with you. They can they can say, well, you're playing with fire now, and it's taken our for you to get into trouble with this one. Well, they just have to go to my website, j Rivera dot com. Speak with Carolyn what if somebody calls you? And then they're just like asking you like survivor questions. Will you hang up? I mean, probably not because I'm not that person. But I mean, this is a business. So Johnny fairplay makes people buy a t-shirt from him before the hill, even call them. You'll just call them for free. You know what? Yeah, I'm not Tony fair. How well. Thank you. And you're not one of these people on book cameo where you have to pay thirty dollars to get a message from you. You'll call I actually am on Mars a bad deal. If somebody's buying you on book cameo, Ben. What do you say to people on cameo? I've done a couple of cameos. They asked me to do it. So I was like, okay. Whatever. One time. I wish somebody happy birthday and one time. I wish somebody just like good luck with their career and their life, and they can do this kind of like a motivational Ishmael speech. Okay. All right. Well, Caroline any anything else? You wanna that? You wanna talk about? Well, what do you think about this season? I don't think you told me your your thoughts on some enjoying it. I'm having a hard time like a predicting anything. But you know, I I am having fun talking about it. So like, I enjoy the people that are on the show you if I don't have like a fully fleshed out picture of everybody, but the shows themselves like our our exciting. It's not boring. I don't I don't really know what's going on. But it's not boring. And I'd rather have that where then I know everything that's happening and it's boring. So I'll take this over some of these seasons where we're like, okay. It's the finale is four weeks. We all know what's going to happen. Right. I agree with that. I like the fact that we don't know what's going on. And you know, how when people are looking at the season and they're saying, oh, well, so and so's getting the winners at it one's getting the winners at it. There's no, yeah. There's no way to to to pick. Caroline. I didn't know you did educ. Due thin dinner. Gotta do hot casting you doing. You're doing educ. You see your taking phone calls from random people panda GMs? And you do speaking to right? I do I seeking speaking training. That's my main business what kind of made it. To a motivational speech to talk like next week. I'll be in Boston. And I'm talking about. Not just surviving thriving today's ever changing environment. Yes. Know or I'll talk about my book plant the flag. And then most of the time I'm doing training sessions, you know, two weeks ago. I was doing a we call it a train the trainer. So I was training trainers on how to facilitate and train content presentation skills things like that. So that's what I do. Okay. Carolyn. I'm gonna I'm gonna call you to get training for my business. There you go help me figure things out over here. All right. And I'll be calling you to help me when my podcast. I am happy to help. If you have any if you have any questions that I do I do hear from a lot of the survivors who are getting started up with a different podcast ventures about different questions so happy to help out. Well, thank you. Thank you. What else? Are you podcasting about? Yeah. So I do have one other podcast. It's a very unique podcast. It's called a survivor podcast. Survivor survivor podcast. It took us a really long time to figure out that name. And I actually do a show with Brett mega. He's a radio host in Texas on hot. I know will mega about breadth mecca. Right. Mega is a radio host on hot ninety three three in Dallas, Texas. So for those of you Dallas fans, you probably know him or his morning show. But we do a show together, and we get survivors onto recap you know, the current season. And so, yeah, we have some fun with that. So tune into that as well. It'll be you can never have too much survivor, right? There's such good stuff out there. That's right. Okay. Are you enjoying doing the survivor podcasts? Caroline. I love survivor podcasts. Because I mean, I get to talk about survivor mall day, you know. You know, say anything that has made the other cast members that are on the season mad yet. I don't think. So I mean, no, I'm not I'm not like team villain. But. But. You know, like if people aren't getting, you know, talk time or things like that. We talk about that. But we don't, you know, just focus on that. So no, I mean, I'm not going out there specifically to to hurt people's feelings. But you know, sometimes you make a bad move at you know, you made a bad move. I know you made a bad move. Everyone knows you made a bad move suck it up and enjoy the why did you admitted me? Yeah. Right. All right, Carolyn j Rivera dot com. If you want to check out what's going on over schedule, a free phone, call with Caroline of fleas does serious serious questions. Only for Caroline Caroline's podcast and her and her book, what's the best way for people to find the podcast. Search for it on apple podcasts, or podcast, whatever we're podcasts are downloaded. Yes. I heart radio. I tunes podcasts it. They are all posted there. Okay. And download them. Go ahead. Sean them way, you're on people have a lot of space on their phones. They can fit more podcasts. Exactly. Yes. Plenty of room to to listen. And then once you listen, you're done on your way to work there. It is. There you go. All right. And of course, on social media as well. Go ahead and follow momma. See underscore fourteen. What's the fourteen fourteenth, my lucky number? Why? Ever since I was playing sports in high school. I was number fourteen. You got cast on survivor in two thousand fourteen. I did. Yeah. Okay. Yes. Yes. Let's see. So the seven you'll come back for survivor. What's fourteen times the re forty two now? Let's just make it in the -vivor. How about forty one forty two forty two forty two. That's fine. Would be great. Yeah. Let's check my math. Because then I get that. I get the haters telling me how stupid I am twenty eight. Yeah. I think that checks out right? Okay. All right. Yeah. You get one thing wrong. Caroline. Now when you said this that wasn't right. Thank you. Thank you. Caroline. Let me let me ask you. This is a spider an animal. No, that's right. Tom sane insect. That's right. That's right. It's a bug. Yes. No. I asked my United snapping. They told me the same answer. No, dad. It's a bug. Thank you. All right. Did social media say it was an animal you that's what that's what people are dragging me. Caroline through the mud with that. Yes. Okay. Well, you know, what I'm going to have to agree with you. Yeah. I'm telling you that tell tell Angelina move over because I've got some stories for you about people being mean on social media. Okay. Okay. All right. So let's re recorded I'll tell I'll talk about being bullied on social media. Okay. Well, I'm sorry that gone through that night. You thank you about. Well, we if you want you can sack if you want me to talk describe that experience on your podcast. I can I can go into details. Yeah. You go. Caroline. Thank you. Thank you so much for doing this. You're so much fun and best of luck with everything you have going on. Thanks so much. Okay. Take care care everybody. There. You have it, mama. See on the podcast. Caroline was a very fun excited to catch up and hear everything that she has going on. All right. So we still have a lot to do here this week as we were getting ready to kick off another week on the podcast. I do have some other bonus coverage coming up. I'm going to be off to podcast ones studio on Tuesday when I'm going to sit down with Todd garner. He is the host of the producers guide with Todd garner and the Hollywood. Would elite. He's a big survivor fan. He's interviewed Jeff Probst in the past his podcast is on podcast one. And so I'm going to go down there and talk to him on Tuesday morning and have that podcast for you guys as well. Coming up either later on Tuesday or on Wednesday. We'll probably talk more big picture than specifically about the last episode then Wednesday night on the survivor know, it alls with news af coming your way as well. Angelina will be filling in for Stephen fishbach on Wednesday night, who's having a shoulder surgery this week? So we wish Stephen a very speedy recovery. 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MRN Classic Races - 2001 UAW-Diamler Chrysler 400

Classic Races

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MRN Classic Races - 2001 UAW-Diamler Chrysler 400

"The following is a presentation of M. R. N. radio the Voice of Nascar just two races into the Winston Cup season. And we're in Las Vegas. Although Michael Waltrip and Steve Park taken the first two wins this year today the bets are on Jeff Burton and Mark Martin after all. They've won all the races here so far today. Forty one other teams go after the rows teams trying not only claim a piece of a four million dollar purse but also going for an extra million bucks in the Winston. No Bull Five Mike. Skinner says all you need here is the handle handle on his everything here. You've got to handle that. You've gotTa have song engine but you've got to have a good handling race car and you gotta be disciplined with the race track. It's pretty easy drive in the low to be and Hurt your acted and also hurts though straightaway because you've heard the exit so it's it's just a lot of discipline and a good handling race. You gotTa have a good handle roast handle in hope for luck from the Las Vegas Motor speedway but you w timer. Leisler four hundred. His next are am radio presents NASCAR today. When you visit the city of Las Vegas you come to win whether your game is blackjack poker slots the idea is you can get your lucky moment and take home the Big Jackpot. Hi everybody and welcome to the Las Vegas Motor speedway today are radios live coverage of the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred for the Nascar Winston Cup series. I'm Joe more along with Barney Hall to bring you the third race of the two thousand one season two will in the Nascar Winston Cup Circuit. Whether here in Las Vegas at Daytona New Hampshire. Wherever you have to work you have to struggle. You have to be smart. Barney dislike in the casino. It also takes them luck. Yeah you need a whole lot of luck here at this race track. We saw that yesterday in the Bush. Ranch race out here. There's probably two or three factors that really come into play as Mike Skinner said. You've you need a good handling racecar. But if you've got a good handling racecar and then you need a ton of patience because if you get impatient here you can put some wrinkles in that race car real easy. The other thing is you need good pitstops. You need good pit strategy. The guys need to make good calls get you in and out keep you in good track position because if you get behind really hard to make up ground here you hear drivers a Lotta Times. Talk About having an adjustable race car. This is a place where that proves to be a very big factor if you can adjust throughout the course of the race during pitstops hopefully later in the race. If you start off bad you can get on a little better and be a contender for the win. Looking at the record book. You'd think that all you need to win here is to be on the Jack. Rouse team is drivers. Have an unbelievable record of this race track in Winston Cup races. We've been here three times. They've won all three in the NASCAR Busch series. They've won twice and the Jack Rouse car. Nearly won the Nascar Busch series race here yesterday. So I don't know what the magic is. They have about this place but they seem to have figured it out. Yeah in the past races have not talking the two different drivers that drive for Jack. This time notably Jeff Burton. They say we're a little bit offer struggling a little bit but they may just be saying that we'll find out we'll go trackside and hear from some of the drivers in a minute. You know bobby is Winston Cup champion. All the reporters are going to want to talk to you this year. Yeah so that's going to bring a lot of attention to all you guys in the outnumbered Pontiac. Why TRACK ATTACK TEAM? So let's work on what you're going to say. Okay Okay Bobby. Pretend it's right after your next big NASCAR win you tell them out. All my crew and my wide track Grand Prix Santiago Lopez and. I'll tell them my grand prix stuck to the track like a supermodel sticks to her die. Donald Winston Cup champion should say that it stuck to the track like Tom. Sticks to a metal pole on a cold. Winter's day better by Grand Prix sticks at the track like my shoes stick to the Florida. Movie Theatre had always happened for my Grand Prix. Stuck to the curves the lyrics to a bad song sticking your head now. You're getting it. Yeah or maybe. It's like peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth when you don't have to wash it down okay. There Tiger Pontiac Grand Prix wide track attack from NASCAR. Your neighborhood the Grand Prix with wide track handling sticks to the curves hot wax on Harry back. Yeah sorta like that anyway. Wider is better from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is Maureen Radio Getting Ready to go racing at the Las Vegas Motor speedway. Forty-three drivers being introduced to the crowd down trek side right now. Joe a just a tremendous turnout. We were head a little dicey today. The weather forecast here. But it's not bad. We're GONNA be okay. There's a chance for some rain coming in later this afternoon should be well after we conclude the racer today but right now kind of overcast skies cooler and breezy side but it should be great conditions for racing and yeah it looks like it's going to be a packed house here today to see the third race of the year. We'll Dale Jarrett scored his second. Las Vegas poll here on Friday. His teammate Ricky. Rudd won the pole for this race last year. So at Robert Yates Racing. They figured out how to qualify. Well here so far. Though deejays best finish in this race was a seventh last year. Jim Phillips of Newport. Tennessee is with Dj. One Hundred Seventy two point one zero six miles per hour. The Bud pole winning speed and Dale Jarrett had the look of surprise on his face. Friday so after happy hour is a car. Steel is good and it is consistent as it was we. We tried some things in happy hour. We knew from our test session. While we had done there we started. There goes a little bit loosen the sunshine when we started yesterday made some adjustments got a little tight and then todd and I spent really about two hours after happy hour and looking back over our testing going over what we had yesterday evaluating all of that. And we think that we've got a good game plan here for today. Been always good at this top racetrack mile and a half to lay down but seven. Your best finish here. What's going to be the most important thing you today to pull off a win through the center of the corner and be able to pick the throttle up and utilize horsepower that we have that. That's the key here is getting through the center of without the car being too tight and then keeping it freeing-up off to really utilize the engine and the power and aerodynamics that we have this has been one of the most adjustable teams that there is on this circuit. That's Dale Jarrett bipolar. One hundred seventy two point six miles per hour. It may be the key to winning here. Today is being able to adjust Johnny Benson had just a great qualifying run for his team. Menus Benson could be the sleeper in today's race. He's got a good car and a good race team. He runs strong on this type of track and they tested extremely well here. Let's get his thoughts. Winston Kelly is there well Barney a lot of spring in the step of all the guys on this valvoline team last year. It was a snow white car this year. They add a sponsor. They're a part owner and coming into this season. You guys seem to be really on top of your game. Great run at Rockingham last weekend win. Seems like it might be realistic today. Well we sure hope so. I mean we think that every race we go to but It valvoline pontiac work very well this weekend and and do a happy hour before the bus racist after a little bit more difficult to make the right adjustment so hopefully James Jensen all the guys made the right tweaking on the car and we got some adjustments for the race. Though we're looking forward to it was good and happy hour. Eighth quickest overall but with the Bush team's running after the Bush race running after the Winston Cup with additional rubber on the track. What kind of changes that normally make to the racetrack? But if you're a little bit tight it's probably GonNa get more tighter if you're gonNA make a little bit more loose so yeah I mean you try to get as balanced as possible and and try to figure you know the grip issue in afterwards and adjustments or. Make your car sorts adjustable during the race. That's kind of the key thing and and I think that we can do that. And you know we just hope we come out of here in a top ten finish but if we're for up there near the front we're definitely going to go. We've had one first time winner. This year could have another one today. Johnny Benson's already got fourth and a six year Las Vegas looking to roll the dice and get that number one finish today. A lot of folks are pulling for Johnny Benson. After the tough season they had last year coming back this year with the brand new owner sponsor in Valvoline and. Yeah that would be a great run if he could post a win here. Starting the second position now Jerry. Nato has been quick every race. We've been to so far this year. He was second fast. Qualifier at Daytona. Ran Willett Rockingham. Unfortunately his finishes have not been that good at Daytona. He was caught up in that nineteen car crash and then at Rockingham bounced back somewhat for Fifteenth Place. Finish their Jerry starts third today. Craig Armstrong of Portland. Oregon is with him. This is Jerry Naidu's best start at Las Vegas Motor speedway but his best finish was twentieth last year. Today may be your best opportunity to win Jerry. This season so far. Can you do it? Can You bring that? Uaw Delphi Chevrolet to victory lane. I think we gotTA GET CHANCE. Get enough chance like everybody else you know. Everything plays in our in our corner. We'll get good pitstops in our cars running good then. I think we'll be all set and hopefully the weather will hold up and we'll get a full day's racing speaking of weather yesterday. Of course a little warmer and Sunnier during happy are last time he had the car and attract now the cloud cover starting to come in it's cooling down. Is that going to change the strategy and it's hard to say I'm sure the track may change a little bit. This track tends to get lot lot freer on race day. And then it tends to tighten up towards the end of the day. So hopefully we're free enough in the beginning and we'll be okay towards the end after crashing at Daytona a fifteenth place. Finish at Rockingham last week. Jerry Naidoo is looking for a big jackpot here at Las Vegas Motor. Speedway got a very strong race car and team right now. Let's take a closer look at the Nascar family with the Coca Cola racing family today. Ricky Rudd explains the importance of maintaining a family life on the road. Well it's it definitely rates number one for me and It's it's a little bit of a struggle trying to keep all the balls in the air and have some type of normal family life but I feel like we've been successful doing that I've heard all the stories don't don't They'll spend time away from your family for you know what that he'd grown and gone. I've got a little boy six years old and the Great White Land of married over twenty years and I say keeping all his balls in era is a little bit tough but Spent a lot of quality. Time with Landon. Whenever chance we get and it means sacrificing a little bit on our part a lot of extra travel sometimes take to get home to just to bail them again and see the family. He lied again. Nascar is a family sport but in a family life. And how? Here's to the American family from the Coca Cola Racing Family Coca Cola? The official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR fans crowd still being introduced or the drivers are being introduced to the crowd is the way I should put it. I guess here this afternoon at Las Vegas. We'll hear from some more drivers when we come back. It's time for another seventy-six pit crew tryout full ten Wa handyman should join a real NASCAR PIT crew. Well just this morning fixed sticky wind up but what are you know about NASCAR? Well I also use the official fuel of NASCAR. That's seventy six with pro power. It's clean burning for more powerful performance. Okay then run over that race car. Get Door Oh you bet. That window looks real sticky and you may never be a pro but you should still use seventy six with pro power get the spirit of NASCAR. Get the spirit of seventy six. Andy Petri Nascar champion crew chief on presidential politics crazy system Andy Petri on world peace. I'm for Andy Petri on tool storage. I recommend the craftsman professional toolbox steel cage construction and rising released door latching system. This what the pros use craftsman the official tools of NASCAR recommended by guys who can talk all day long about tools. That's right see. Here's the good life a great price guaranteed Sterling Marlin Elliott Sadler and Jeff. Gordon will hear from very shortly from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this is Mr in radio. We're back at the LAS Vegas Motor speedway pre-race activity wrapping up trackside and very shortly will be racing for four hundred miles here and Joe. These drivers are anxious to get down to it. You know they are again. There was a threat of some weather rolling in. Looks like that's not going to be a factor as of this moment anyway. Kind of partly cloudy skies. There's a chance of rain later today but right now it's looking good as the drivers are being taken around the race. Track your in convertibles. So the fans can Send them on their way for today's running the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred well. Kenny Wallace is one of five drivers. Have a chance to win an extra million dollars along with the race fan. Who can win a million bucks as well as part of the noble five program? Today we'll talk more about that as we get into the race but first. Let's talk about Kenny Wallace. He's featured at this week's spotlight interview with Jim Phillips Guinea. What does it mean for wisdom cab driver to run for a million dollars? Well it's it's a very elite situation. You know anytime you line up forty three race cars and there's only five that can go for million dollars. It's a feather in your cap and you gotta take it for all it's worth and And make the most out it so You know to be in it for the second time. It is a means a great deal to me. Tell me about your starting back in the pack. A plan to try to get up there and get some of that money. Well obviously you know From what I'm told this is the farthest back all the the best one out of the Bunch Nemechek starting twenty first and Gordon and myself and skinner all back there but this is a good race track to be in that situation. It's a two racetrack that usually goes long. Green got plenty to work ourselves to the front and there's a lot of good race cars out there right now so we're just gonNA stay consistent and and You know run as hard as we can and free space today. You know hopefully won't be bad on too much you know we'll get out and make some time and try to catch the leaders okay. How about the team now? The progression of you know the spot. You Got Hills Brothers helping you today. And how's that going? Well you know. We've got a solid team. The team is there. We've had two good outings. Obviously we've got caught up in the big twenty car pileup Daytona then got taken out last week mean literally and you know but besides that you get out of that out of the way I mean. We're strong and the team is there. We just gotTa get this This big burden of this no sponsorship thing off our back. I think I've become more popular for not having a sponsor in my whole career and that means a lot to me. Also because that means everybody's following me and their route me on so like I said I can't tell anybody any more than the team is strong. Were here were qualifying. Were racing and You know we're working our tails off to get a sponsor right now. Kenny Wallace one of the contenders for the no bull. Five along with Terry Labonte Joe Nemechek Mike Skinner and Jeff Gordon. He starts in two thousand four today. Greg Armstrong is with him. We'll Jeff Gordon has a million reasons to want to win this race today. Not Just for himself but also for a race fan one of his biggest fans obviously the noble five by Winston. That's going to be a big thing for you today. How exciting is that? I've been he'll be a big family. Win that thing we. We got a great car. This team has just been on a roll here. Since last season they carried some momentum and even though we didn't qualify as good as we would like to. I think our chances are really good to have a strong run today. Started twenty four th. Can you move up quickly or are you going to hang back while? See what happens when they drop the green? We'll find out. I don't know as far as I'm concerned doesn't matter if it takes all day as long as we get there eventually obviously noble five on his mind a million dollars on the line for Jeff Gordon. He starts twenty-fourth a kind of like to have him today and have the chance to win. The Winston Noble Five Million Dollar Bonus Elliott. Sadler will start eleventh. He's only run two cup races here in Las Vegas. The team is expecting good things this year and a top five raw top. Ten today would be a good start getting that done. Winston Kelly is with Elliot. We're only had a great run last weekend at Rockingham finished eleventh. He starts eleven today. What's your expectations today? Top Ten top five polly top ten. Hopefully fifteen we were not as good as we wanted to be. Yesterday Medicare for torch. This is one of my favorite Carson. Usually it's pretty good along the well. There's a little difference some anything's possible so we're looking forward to another good point state. That's the main thing on a good point today for the first four races and then we'll be on from. That was pretty special week for your girlfriend. Lisa tall came in sixth in the Miss USA. Pageant that's gotta be pretty special that airs. I'm too proud of and she's worked so hard ever since. I've known her to try to work up to that point in do as good as she did in the finish. That whale uh pretty proud of him so I can't wait to see tomorrow when I get home and looking forward to spending more time with a she finished sixth he'd like to at least equal that or maybe up a few notches. Elliott's Rozov eleventh today in a motor craft Ford. Another factor in today's race has got to be the dodge factor at least to happy hour practice yesterday morning. Here's the Las Vegas Motor. Speedway dodges had the four fastest times. So how are they going to do today Sterling Marlin and has done well so far this year he starts in the eighth position? Jim will be a player. Let's find out seventh at Daytona eighth last week. Or are you GONNA be player to win this race today? Car of the guys from Coors Light team has done a good Jonathan Dodge in What real good yesterday to happy hour and we'll just try to play cars right just hoping don't get too tight during rice but Thank God pretty this tick racetrack. You've done well. Things tracks also How about the layout? As far as the chassis set-up make drastic changes to settle changes on these cars. We can't get tied here if you get tied to really hurt you off the corner special term for you got two long straight away and You can be a little loose and make a little time but if you're tired just when you're dead you can go anywhere but We was About neutral yes Dana. Little Cooler today. So Delivered loosened up this morning and hope he just brought well like I said Friday guys Look confidence in his eyes in Sterling Marlin's looking for big things. Not only today but all year long with this dodge they were very impressive in practice ended qualifying. Jim Phillips said it might be the day for the dodge here this afternoon when we come back. Michael Waltrip Tony Stewart and Todd Bodine. We're in the pits. With Joe Gibbs had a few comments on the race coach. Well it's been pretty clean so far except for that car. What's your little bumping grinding yet? And his engine all must not be using filters. Wow you can tell that from here when you only use Wicks. Fillers like we. Do you get used to the sound of an engine. This outperforming the competition. So what's The answer coach? It's a simple matter of substitution. And that's a little harsh on the driver. Isn't it not the driver the filters weeks filters for NASCAR and your Car Day? I'm Dennis and I'm a Winston Cup hero. You haven't heard of me because I've never WANNA race more qualified for one. Actually I've never been in a race car but every week I'm at the track. See phasers created tuneup for life. A program to help men stay healthy. Look for the Pfizer. Men's health trailer at Winston Cup events for free screenings on blood pressure and cholesterol and information on sexual health. Look for me too because I'm the guy driving trailer but that's only until I get my race car so tuneup for life dudes and I'll see you at the track from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this are in radio. Jim Phillips is with Michael Waltrip who qualified fourth. Michael Bit consisted all weekend. Can you win this race today? Well we think we can jam. The cars run really well and You know we we. We stumbled a little bit Rockingham. Our performance was good but we had the typical new team blues there. Things didn't exactly go right. I didn't call for the right adjustments and we had some troubles so you know we have to understand and be realistic about where we're at and know that our Napa Chevy is going to be fast enough to win today. I believe that we just got to be consistently smart on the on the adjustments. I Call Four. Scott needs to understand what I'm saying and and it's just a initiation process trying to get to know each other on these tracks. Were ever pit. Stop is so key. What you do the car and it's GonNa take a while for that to happen. Let's switch over to Winston Kelly guy that there's got a chance to win this race for sure. He was second last year. Getting Ready to put on his foot protectors talking about Tony. Stewart Tony about today's race. Can you move it up and art? We're GONNA TRY TO Got Really good car. And I think that was evident by where we're qualified so You know just excited. I mean everyone on the home depot teams just really really dug in over the winter. And I'm so about how good macarthur had been driving this year. I think we're gonNA shake this Spring Thawing Period. That we have trouble with each year so if we can get a good start to the season we know the middle part and the end of the season when you on strong. So he's I You know half a dozen races or so a really important to us right now. He started out took him eleven races. Last you don't think it'll take him that long. He rolls off fifth. It was the double zero yesterday. Safe the double six can do it today with Craig Armstrong. We'll talk about on the SAM's town three hundred Busch series race here yesterday. Todd you're starting sticks in your first Winston Cup start here at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Can you make it two in a row well? I don't WanNa make any predictions but we've got a really good race car that the K. Mart tours ran really good happy hour. It's got almost the exact same setup the Bush car had so. Hopefully it'll run just as good but you know we. We gotta be realistic. We got to try to get a good top ten finish. Maybe a top five. We've got a car to win the race. We're GONNA go to the front and try to do it so It ought to be exciting todd. Bodine looking for that too. Usually the DEUCE is not a good thing. Merlin snake eyes. That'd be great for todd. Bodine Todd is very very excited about this getting off to a good start and nearly won the Nascar Busch series race at Daytona. Did win at Rockingham one again here yesterday. And then qualifying six for today's race. Obviously he's pretty pumped yeah. He's got a lot of momentum in his corner and he's got some guys working on that car that just bust their tails for him every weekend. I think we'll see some good things out of the team. All Season Long folks standing by getting ready for the start of today's race drivers have handed over to their cars. We're waiting for the command. Fire the engines on Pit road and get this third race. The nineteen at the two thousand one season underway posted awards over four million dollars along with a Winston Cup. Liter bonus worth thirty thousand dollars for this event today and the no bull five on the line an extra million dollars for one of five drivers if they can win the race and a race fan along with them so a lot of money laid out and that's kind of appropriate to be here in Las Vegas. Yeah that's one of the big bucks or that's for sure and there's a lot on the line today for a lot of drivers. We said there's five drivers that qualified for the Winston. No Start Your engines. There's the command to fire them up and very shortly. We'll go racing. Hello from Husqvarna in Sweden where we are famous for our supermodels them. Now you can get one for yourself. Yes the new Y T H fifteen forty two tractor from husqvarna on sale. Now just seventeen ninety nine ninety five so sleek yet so strong with its overhead vowed briggs and Stratton INTECH engine. Test drive one. You will fall in love and take her home. You're lucky dog. The white T H fifteen forty two from hospital. 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So that's the key when you get to turn to keep it at a straight line for that move onto the backstretch. We'll have all the action covered from our spot just outside of turn to a drag race on that back stretch to try to get position going into turn three to cover the action for MRI radio this afternoon. There from Rancho Cucamonga California. Here's Dan Hubbard. Thank you Joe. And hello to everybody. Turns three and four very similar to turns one and two nice and wide? Also banked at twelve degrees. Today's competitors will have to place their bets as to whether the low line or the highland will work for them yesterday. Michael Waltrip. Marty Houston lost those bets as they both found the wall in the Bush race. All be here to tell you who has the bad luck and who has the good at turns three and four of Las Vegas. We'll be a lot of gambling going on and turns three and four here this afternoon as they come back into the trial of work their way to the start finish line and trying to get positioning on the other car. Most of the guys will tell you although it's a very wide sweeping race track you really. WanNa keep your car down at the bottom line if you can and what you don't want to happen is the slide up a little bit and see someone else pulled down underneath you. Because chances are you're going to lose positions there as we said in the beginning. It is a handling racetrack in the lower. You can run to the effort of the speedway the better off. You're going to be. The pace. Car Has the field in tow off Turner before now the pace cars moving onto pit road getting set for the race as they come out of Turner before down to the line they will share it and Johnny Benson up on roll-on Juryman do Michael Waltrip Monroe to Tony Stewart and Todd Bodine. Sit back there in the third row as they approached the green flag and the green is here. They come down the line on the start. Dj It's a good job by a car. Length at the half over Jerry Naidu who now slide to the second and he will do that at the expense of Johnny Benson. Third Michael Waltrip ghosts fourth than their side by side for the Fifth Position Tony Stewart Stein now Taco die and makes it a battle for the fourth spot between himself and Michael Waltrip Donald. Try To beat Walter to the corner and he does and deter three so todd within the fourth spot. Your leader is still Dale Jarrett. Jerry Naidoo Johnny. Everybody tried to took down the inside lane as quick as they can. They don't want to be hung out on the high side cross. The line is still dale. Jarrett Jerry do as they worked their way back into the corner now from fifth place on back they're getting too wide and turn one. That's where Tony Stewart is down to the inside of Michael Waltrip with sterling Marlin trying to latch onto stuart earned income for the Banking Burton back his Ford into the outside wall. Some heavy damage to the left rear quarter panel on Burton's machine on the speedway it will come out at lap number two again is Jeff. Burton's car got turned around over. There backed into the outside wall. They race back down to the line. Dale Jarrett will bring them back under the yellow flag back. Turn to L. Barney. Ironically one of the most accessible drivers of this race track Jeff Burton working his way in the outside lane through turns one and two when he got to corner number two. The car spun slit up the racetrack. He managed to lock the brakes off and scrub off some speed but not enough to prevent damage again. The left rear side of the car all crunch Dan around that left rear tire and he has since driven on away. A lot of damage on the back of the car. Didn't take long at all of the first lap that offending winner of the race hits the wall in turn. Would we're under the caution down the dues hanging? Although Mr Chang down at the local Delhi Sales Memorial then copy which is me. Good luck this is for the people in my name the Hamadou the day anheuser Busch St Louis Missouri now inside the Home Depot Car Number Twenty with Tony Stewart through ninety four beautiful Alabama. Jim Back Welcome back to home improvement one today. We're talking caulking there. You're better this racing moment has been brought to you by the Home Depot. The official home improvement warehouse last Saturday march. Seventeen but pole qualifying from the Darlington. Raceway here the qualifying results for the Carolina Dodge dealers four hundred beginning at ten fifty am eastern on ESPN radio just one lap into the race. The CAUTION FLAG IS OUT BECAUSE JEFF. Burton hit the wall in turn to. He's now taking his car back to the garage will hear from him in a moment from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this. Marin radio field is now crossing the start finish line getting the signal one to go to get back underway here today in the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred today's broadcast of the UAW Chrysler. Four hundred is brought to you under exclusive radio rights granted by the Las Vegas Motor speedway to Mr in radio solely for the private noncommercial use of our listening audience any publication reproduction or other uses the description. That accounts of this event without the express written consent of them are in. Radio is prohibited jeopardy. Hit The wall over at number two. They've taken the car in behind the wall to work on it. Winston Kelly. Is there still up on? The car obviously feels a little bit frustrated. A lot of damage to the right side to the left side of the car. The left rear quarter panel just waved us on in Jeff. You've had a ton of success here but not today. What happened to be honest? I really don't know winning the corner and first couple laps going real easy and got got toward the middle of the corner and it started coming on on the gas or anything it started coming around and I never could pull it back. We were going slow or a big pack. I do not have a clue whatever. That's sitting in the car. Very perplexed with what happened on the race track after a second and a couple of I you can understand why he's a little bit frustrated and the car pretty heavily damaged whether they'll be able to get back in and out. We'll wait and see you let you know they're getting ready to go back to green. Where FOUR LAPS. Complete coming up at five when the green flag will fly again. Dale Jarrett will lead them down. Jerry Naidoo lines up second Johnny Benson third. Todd Bodine Fourth Tony Stewart Fifth and Michael waltrip sterling Marlin Rusty Wallace. Ron Morte and bobby. Bonnie make up the top five on the first laptop that I picked up two possessions. Jeff Gordon advanced two spots and Sterling. Marlin gained one. See what they can do another lap of the Green as they go back to Vegas single file work into turn one driver again. Who wants to start making a move sterling Marlin? He's back in the seven spot trying to take six away from Michael Walter. Marlins Carson angled toward the inside. He will still try to angle to the inside cannot do it. So we slots in single file behind Michael Waltrip again. That is the battle force seventh upfront. It is native. Just barely challenging. Jared jared slides up the bank. Were still go. Hey do in hot pursuit. The Front eight cars run single file. As across back the live with AOL. Jared bringing them back as they work back across the line. The hot racing's going on right. Now between Jeremy Mayfield and Ron Horn downturn turn one side by side for the ninth position. Worn today to the Mayfield Mayfield car. He has to get back in line at a day. Goes by. That battle is single. File battle in front of them. Starting to heat up Rusty Wallace now right on the rear bumper of Sterling. Marlin Marlins Ryan to get around. Michael Waltrip tight. Pack of three cards against Marlon awash up high rusty Wallace takes advantage download. Buddhist moved up to the third position and Ricky Craven as a problem just as he crossed the start finish line spoke began pouring out of the tide machine. Craven is slow to the racetrack does not come to pit road however NASCAR is now putting out the black flag for Ricky Craven again early in the race. The problems is smoke. Continues to blow from his car under the green flag. Working down the back straightaway. Dale Jarrett leads them to turn three. We'll see if the corner's just a little bit slick. Dale Jarrett is. He comes in a little bit of wiggle on the nose. Day Jarrett is able to. It may do nails down. The second cog on inferred still a good race going on back at eighth place. There's three cars hooked up in that one right now. Jeremy Mayfield to the high side as they come off the corner rusty wallace pulls alongside Ed. Go back into tournament. One Bobby. The bodies about to get a piece of that. So as Kurt. Busch and turn one couple of teammate side-by-side for that eight spot of trouble rusty wallace spins smoke boils out of the car. He slams into the wall and teammate. Jeremy Mayfield also making contact everyone else diving down the grassy gay for the current to to get by but the crumpled machines up rusty wallace and Jeremy Mayfield arresting and turn to Brett Bodine had a problem up in turns three and four just a moment ago also looked like Brett spun. The car and we are under caution. Could be some oil on the track from Ricky Craven Scar but the yellow flag waving for the Second Time. It comes out at number eight. I knew a bargain when I seen one but when it comes to break. I don't compromise on quality or safety. I insist on right. Best as professional grade breaks their d three certified to be consistent with federal safety standards. I know because I'm the one that keeps my car running safe and sound quality and safety so the just got to enjoy Back in July. We're back at the Las Vegas Motor speedway. Didn't take long for things to start happening. Caution at lap to Jeff Burton spun it. Hit The wall over in turn to and now we are under caution again the second coming out at eight when Brett benign hit the wall between turns three and four and almost at about the same time. We had a problem with your field in Rusty Wallace over in. Turn to follow up on that in a moment from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is Mario. Welcome back to the Las Vegas Motor speedway things happening in a hurry here. We've only completed ten laps and we've already had two cautious Joe. More a couple of cars have gone to the garage we solve Brett. Bodine hit the wall in turn four. He took his car directly back to the garage and teammates crashed in. Turn to Rusty Wallace and Jerry Mayfield. Involved let's go first to Craig Armstrong. We'll catch up with rusty here in a moment. Okay Winston Kelly with his teammate Jeremy Mayfield. Jeremy went back on the track. Joe He's come down pit road a couple of different times and still trying to stay on the lead lap. The damage concentrated all the way down. The left side of the car primarily the Left Front and the left rear quarter panel is whereas the damages. So they've got a lot of work to do there. They're still working on Jeff Burton's car. He's got a lot of damage to the left rear of the car. So there's going to be behind the wall for a while. Joe nemechek comes down pit road and some more stops here. Kenny Wallace one of the no bull five contenders along which is also a Winston. No bull five contender coming in and get four tires and seventy-six fuel and ricky craven that had all the smoke trailing out of his car or a little bit earlier has also brought his car to the attention of his crew up on pit road is they continue to work on it up there rusty Wallace and Brett. Bodine the two cars that have gone to the garage in this latest yellow here at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Jeff Burton hitting the wall over intern number to a moment ago in that car is also behind the wall as they continue to work on it several strong contenders for the race wind today involved early on. Jeff. Burton hit the wall. Early on number two is car still sits behind the wall. Now Rusty Wallace Jeremy Mayfield out early in the race. Just eleven laps in the NASCAR. Winston Cup Nascar Busch series teams. Make their way to the Atlanta Motor speedway next weekend in. Marin radio takes that week off we'll rejoin the circuit as we head to the Darlington raceway in South Carolina the next week for the Carolina. Dodge dealers four hundred. It'll be on Sunday march the eighteenth will begin our coverage on Friday afternoon. Actually Saturday with Bud. Pole qualifying starting at ten fifty. Am will follow that up with a Nascar Busch series cars running the Sun Com two hundred on Saturday march. The Seventeenth Air Time is twelve. Thirty PM THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN truck series also an action that week two weeks from this weekend. They'll be at the Mesa. Marin raceway on March the seventeenth for the California to fifty airtime is seven thirty eastern time. We'll take two more weeks office. Series goes to Texas and Bristol than pick up the circuit once again at the Martinsville speedway for the running of the Virginia. Five hundred on Sunday April the eight our coverage begins at Martinsville with pole qualifying on April. The six but pull update starting at three. Pm Eastern time on that Friday afternoon then the advance auto parts to fifty for the NASCAR craftsman truck series on April the seventh one thirty PM eastern time and the Virginia Five Hundred Nascar Winston Cup race on April eighth. That is at twelve thirty eastern time on Sunday afternoon April the eight as chicken and the Western Cup garage Las Vegas Rusty Wallace and the early afternoon for the Ford. What happened out there? Our just getting going there. The car running great. I think I made it up to six or seven real happy to run and I went into turn one. Jeremy was underneath me and he just lost it and when he lost it he slid up into me and I got defense and that was it is the car fixable. They'RE GONNA. Try to get back out on the restrictor supports. We're trying but robin just came up. Just tell me that it's really killed bad. It's so I it's looking so badly probably won't be able get back out front end and rear end damage in the Miller lite for Rusty Wallace very dejected. Doesn't look like he's going to be able to go back out at Las Vegas Motor speedway his midday maybe done so definitely to potential winters. Really having serious problems in the early going. Jeff Burton and Rusty Wallace pace car pulling out of pit road off Turner before Dale Jarrett. Todd Bodine's Jerry Naidoo Johnny Benson and Tony Stewart will be the top five. Single file restart as they come down to the line getting ready to go six place. Michael Waltrip Sterling Marlin. Kurt Busch Bobby Labonte Ron Hor today. The top ten green is back in the air and Dale Jarrett set sail the restart gets a good one. He'll pull away two. Maybe three Carling's on Todd Bodine is. I go turn one behind Bodine. You'VE GOT JERRY. Naidu riding in third right down next to the white line of the bottom return to Johnny Benson Tony Stewart and then come sterling Marlin Sterling Marlin. Kurt Busch Ron Hor today. Michael Waltrip and Bobby Labonte can affect the body of alongside Michael Walter for about the tenth spot. They are side by side into turn. Todd will give Dale Jarrett a little bump and run your turn or take somebody in Las Vegas. While Ricky gets Berman turned three gets up against the wall and slows across the line. Todd Bodine becomes the second leader of the race. Today it starts moving away from Dale Jarrett rail after watching. Todd Bodine make the move now Jerry. Naidu would like to do the same thing trying to bypass Dale Jarrett upper. Now Karen is still sitting. Jared has second filling his mirrors. Jerry do a distant fourth is Johnny Bench and Tony Stewart. Single file racing from first through about ten three wide into turn three for the eleven spot. Casey Atwood Michael Waltrip and Elliott Sadler. Something has to get Michael. Walston curious racing back from about ten th position on Ricky Rudd brings his car in the his cruise attention real quick. We'll get an update there. Let's see what's going on ricky. Screw nope white find out. Just a moment but ricky had slowed up in tournament. Boorda's Joe said got out toward the outside wall. Now he's down in a way and we'll go back onto the speedway they continue to chase. Todd Bodine grabbed the lead from Dale Jarrett. During the backstretch well barneys almost a replay of yesterday. Todd is so dominant during the Bush race. He's opening up his lead over Dale Jarrett. By about four or five carling's Jerry. Nato is in third fourth. Still Janis picked up two positions on the very first lap of this race advanced further getting by the second place car of Jerry Naidoo and now takes over. The top spot has about a seven. Carl lead over Dale Jarrett as they race back turn one. Everyone stay single file through the first ten cars. Kurt Busch back in the eighth position. Thought about the move to the inside of Ron Morte. Now Bush has to swing wide. Trying to block. Bobby Labonte who's on the chargers. Kurt Busch Very Defensive Position Against Bobby. Labonte has his hands full with Casey. Atwood is that what puts his dodge down to the bottom white line. Afer TRAINING AROUND BOBBY. Labonte there side by side off the turn that will be for ninth position. Casey would at the bottom of the racetrack. Bob In the body on the high side is they work their way back across the start finish. Line Elliott Sadler rides along with Hind. Those two he at thoughts of stacking the three deep there for just a moment. Let's follow that. Went back over to turn to got a pontiac. God in that battle from ninth with this back. Here's the dodge of Casey Atwood. Starting a run against Bobby Labonte. This Time Casey. Atwood back off the gas. Go ride single file for a while down the backstretch right behind Bobby Labonte. And again bobby. Labonte tried to improve his position. Closing in on Kirk Book shouldn't be any surprise at Casey Atwood as quick today he was fastest at final practice. Yesterday he's picked up eight positions already to seventeen laps into the race here today but follow now part of the body he and Kurt Busch going at it. Racist turn one trying to grab the position. Lobbying the lawn is he's running behind her at this point not gonNa make the move Pacey. At what riding single file a nose to tail down the backstretch behind. What is Elliott Sadler announced? Feeling the pressure for Michael Waltrip. This would be for about the twelfth position. Walter Riding the Middle Group returns bringing line to draw alongside Elliott Sadler. Michael's got a good handling racecar to at least in the early going. He's has. We watched him like a couple of moves and pick off a few positions. But this time he'll come around on the outside of Elliott. Sadler impasse go back. Turn over one. It still todd benign leading Dale Jarrett. Jerry Naidoo Third Fourth. Is Tony Stewart? Then Johnny Benson v Sterling Marlin's six Ron. Hor today seventh leaders. Go to three coming into three. It's still all todd. Bodine with about a four to five lead over the second spot of Dale Jarrett toggle died making that higher group work for his machine. Leads back to the line to complete the first twenty laps. Ricky Rudd with a problem. He lost two laps. Pit Road Craig. Armstrong. What's the problem? We'll get right to it in just a moment. Look what it was crank is down left rear tyre. A ricky rudd cut a left rear tire on the Havilland. Ford has gone back onto the racetrack. And he is running okay now but the tire as putting way behind his back in thirty ninth position and he's still got all day to make it up. Two hundred and sixty seven laps will make up the event here this afternoon at Las Vegas Working. Lap Number Twenty right now about to put twenty one on the scoreboard. Todd Bodine continues to lead big healthy margin right now of maybe eight to ten colleagues. If you can call that a healthy margin third place right now. Jerry has dropped back aways. He's losing ground. Tony Stewart is about the real him down in turn to air comes Stewart. Now kensit right down to the bottom of Kirkwood one following Harry. Naidu who's far slides up lane as they race on the backstretch. Tony Stewart continues. A short net gap between himself and Jerry. Naidu again this would be the fight for third position has it. Stewart wonder now Stewart cuts it down to only two. Carlos coming off the turn to it tries to close to gain that spot. Meanwhile todd bodine catches some slower. Traffic crosses the line here passing the machine of Jerry. Need or other Jeremy Mayfield. Who was involved in a crash earlier? Today it's Todd Bodine leading Dale Jarrett. Jerry Naidoo Tony Stewart and Johnny Benson twenty two laps in to the. Uaw time ever been lucky enough to be in the NAS car garage when they're tuning the cars. It's an incredible. Sound an incredible. Feeling Lamar Window. Tinting has been a proud sponsor of NASCAR for eight years. Lamar Tint does to your car's appearance. What that sound does for your whole body? So follow the racing pros and choose Luma. You'll enjoy cool. Comfort REDUCED GLARE. An Amazing Good Looks. Lamar window film is professionally installed so look for Lamar in the yellow pages under glass tinting dealers here at McDonalds. We've got a better faster. Drive through system got fancy computers that help get your order right and right away. In fact I bet we can make an extra value meal hot fresh and right order and less time than it takes to qualify for the pole. Here you go no wonder where the official drive-thru of Nascar Jeremy Mayfield. Truly race problems continued to mount. He was involved at a crash with his teammate. Rusty Wallace back on lap eight. He's now cut down a tire and is back on the road from the LAS. Vegas Motor speedway. This Zim are in radio. Today's broadcast at the U. A. W. Time Chrysler. Four hundred is brought to you by team Monte Carlo. The cars more champions depend on Chevy will be there by rape estes. The Best Breaks d three certified for safety by the Brew Masters at Budweiser remind you that. Fresh beer tastes better. And by Lamar with Vilma. Follow the racing pros and choose. Lamar caution is on the speedway for the third time out at lap number twenty six. Don't see any cars trouble out there. Apparently there may be some debris on the racetrack. The yellow flag is waiting for the third time at lap. Thirty six is todd. Bodine is being shown as leader. Dale Jarrett is still second. Tony Stewart's closing quickly on both the front. Two Tony's up to third moved round. Jerry do just a few minutes ago when they do now dropped back to fourth. Johnny Benson is Sterling Marlin ride six under the Yellow Flag Ron Hornets still seventh. Bob In the body is up to eighth now. Kurt Busch Ninth. Casey Affleck make up the top. Ten hit appear some debris came off. Jeremy Mayfield Scar Barney. When he cut that tire down on the back straightaway several laps ago and the NASCAR cleanup crews have gone out onto the backstretch to clean up the debris there. So that the calls for our caution here third time this afternoon got a slow start to the race we. I saw the cautioned come out on the very first lap defending champion of the race. Jeff Burton hit the wall over and it turned to then on lap. Number eight had happened at both ends of the racetrack. Brett Bodine hit the wall in turn four and at the same time teammates Rusty Wallace. Jeremy Mayfield got together and slammed into the wall over. Inter number two now here at lap number twenty seven where the caution flag because of debris spotted on the back straightaway. Here comes the field now. Working their way onto pit road for the first scheduled stops up. The day is the caution flag comes out. Todd Bodine leads a man Dale Jarrett just behind him. Tony Stewart Jerry. Naidu practically everybody. It is everybody except the cars that are not on the lead lap. Those Ricky Rudd and Ricky Craven. Let's pick up the stop style. I Winston Kelly. Todd Tony Store and here comes just in front of stored teammate. Bobby Labonte Johnny. Benson Jared on Penn Road. He's just a little bit loose. Jarrett is they're gonNA make a half a turn down on the track for Ron. Hor Today on pit road. All these guys are getting four tires and seventy six zero. Now let's go on to jump in here. We've got Wartburg and they're going to take a rubber the whiteside Kurt. Busch is an Rodney. But his end here comes. Bobby Hamilton. The Pants Robert Besley. Jeff Gordon is is getting a big chassis. Just mark he wheels tasty. What is it always way down down to Craig? Armstrong Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Came in four tires and some seventy six racing gasoline sterling. Marlin and Kenny schrader in Terry. Labonte came in Mike. Skinner was in and out pretty quick. Stop for him as well as Buckshot Jones and down in the tide pits. It looks like the Ricky Craven machine a loose oil fitting broke and had to replace that. They've got him back on the racetrack. No more smoke out of the tide machine and the race off pit road is going to be won by Tony Stewart. He beat everybody out. Dale Jarrett came out right behind him. Then Todd Bodine and Sterling Marlin with a four quickest to get off pit road thirty-seven car still on the lead lap. If you're wondering why we're not talking about Jeff. Burton Brett Bodine Rusty Wallace. Ricky Craven and Jeremy Mayfield. They've been involved in problems from the start here this afternoon. It cut rear tire on Russell. Nah Ricky Rudd car forced him into the wall and he lost a couple of laps on pit road. Oil Line came loose on Ricky. Craven tied for it as you heard. Craig Armstrong talking about that. Put HIM BEHIND. The other guys were involved in the crashes as other guys being. Jeff Burton Jeremy Mayfield and Rusty Wallace. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification of our radio. The Voice of Nascar more cars back on pit road. Most of the machines that are in right now have gone at least a lap down. Ricky Rudd is back in the pits. So is Ricky Craven. They work on. Those machines have both have had problems in the early. Going after that round of pitstops Tony Stewardess. We told you beat everybody off pit road. He will be the leader Dale Jarrett Second. Todd BODINE GETS OFF PIT ROAD. Third good work there for the top. Three teams and sterling Marlin's crew. Get him out fourth. Bobby Labonte comes out fifth Johnny Benson six Jerry. Naidoo Seventh Ron Hornets. 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Call two five six three six to race or purchase online at Talladega superspeedway dot com great flag in one more lap from Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is our radio. We're back to the Las Vegas Motor speedway where we're about set to go back to green flag racing with Tony Stewart as a leader this time Dale Jarrett who started in the number one spot since second now this restart then Todd Bodine come down the line. Green flag is in the air here. They come now across the line. Tony Stewart starts pulling away. Dale Jarrett get a big. Jump on third-place top ricky rudd struggles trying to get back into tail lead. Lapd COMES Tom. Bodine back into the turn. He will have to deal with. Rod Slap Machine. Everyone else going wine in front of the dying to get around while Tony Stewart tries to pull away from Dale Jarrett Jarrett Down. The backstretch closes on the rear buffer of the Pontiac. Here's Todd Bodine's for trying to deal with the Latte machine of Ricky Rudd Bohdan gone. We'll go to the outside Sterling Marlin Four side-by-side perfect today doesn't WanNa get hung up behind the lap car of Ricky Rudd. So he comes round on the outside the move work this time and slides up into third place sterling. Marlin now has to chase now. Ricky Rudd Get up. There have a shot at getting up to the top three endlessly. If there's a challenge for a second here's John Bodine flares around Dale Jarrett takes over seconds. Todd Bodine's just hooked up. I mean he just blew around Dale Jarrett now he sizes up Tony Stewart Tony Stewart takes the home depot car down. Low puts a couple of tires on the white live. Here comes both I round the outside their side-by-side her this will show. Just how good. He is and tarnish the outside lane off tournament. Four Todd Bodine blast by and pick up picks up the top spot once again and Kurt Becker starts pulling away immediately and no time at all. Joe Here's Bodine back in turn number two. He's gotten the way by three car. Lengths from Tony Stewart. Then Dale Jarrett hit the backstretch prod. Bow die down the backstretch. Everybody else will just try to throw a lasso around move. Made Could Tony Stewart. Now in the second five. We'll try to defend that position who Dale Jarrett who has ideas of taking it away as Jarrett works that Middle Grew Jerry. Takes a look on the outside has second thoughts coming off? The corner says a better stay tucked in line but todd bodine driving much the same kind racy yesterday when he won the Busch Grand National Event. Here the SAM's town three hundred. He has got a race car. That is flying right now but his guys are down independence. Really just can't believe what they're seeing out there. How good that car is the scrambles go to be for second place as it works to turn three? That would be between Tony. Stewart and Dale Jarrett Carbon. Copy of the last lab. Jared takes brief looked at the inside opened. The Tony will wash up. But nothing doing their Stewart guarding the whole corner if you will jared. Goff Exeter guys doing all. They can to try to keep up with Todd Bodine but to no avail. He crosses the line and already he's pulled out by a full second over the second place race now Stewart to the end side. Dj takes quiet turn one and he charges back into the corner and as a result driving deeper into the turn. Dale second back curling. Marlins go by Stuart as well. Plenty of cars got by Tony Stewart. Wonder if something's Amiss on that Pontiac. So jared isn't second. Sterling Marlin isn't third Tony Stewart in Fourth Bobby Labonte in fifth good battle for six between Morte. Who HAS IT and Jerry Native? Who wanted a ride single file however off the cornerback? The finish line. Meanwhile Todd Bodine's opened up a big advantage of one point two seconds on the rest of the field as it's getting kind of spread out now as they work overturn two long way back to Dale Jarrett in that second spot checking to see who the first step on a line it may be. He may try to bypass his teammate. On the Baxter Tony Stewart did back up now. He's speeds up wondering if they're going to try to work together. Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte filling. Their mirrors is still ron haunted and Jerry. Naidu SINGLE FILE RACING WAY OFF. Turn four back into the trial. Police cars from second on back pretty tightly packed but todd bodine pulls away even more is lead now a second and a half further back in the pack racine. Kurt Busch and Michael. Waltrip go at it. They're side by side to the end of the front straightaway for the eleventh position. Here's Michael Waltrip. Borgen download Bush goes wide and turned number two walter past company behind him. Mark Martin Jeff Gordon. Also as their tight three-car pack for the eleventh spot. It'll be Kurt Busch. Michael Waltrip their door to door down. The backstretch is Bush tries to slam that door on wall. Street corner cannot do it. At the end of the four starts to slide a little bit. Walter takes the inside Mark Morton ideas of making it three wide or high coming out of the corner. And that's going to cost because Michael Waltrip will simply be able to drive underneath him but Bush comes right back doesn't want to give up. The spot goes after him down in tournament. One on the high side. Here's Bush now to be outside. Michael Waltrip based side by side and further ahead at side-by-side Fifth Ron Day inside of Tony Stewart Tony Stewart continues to go in the wrong direction. Bobby Labonte has gotten by Ron. Horn has gotten by and now Stewart. We'll have to deal with Jerry to who looked inside at turn. Four like Stewart struggling to hold the car down at pushes up a little bit of the corner that opens the inside Lane Jerry. Nato if he's able to get bias. GotTa Bring Steve Park Johnny Vincent with him because Stewart can't close the door in time as follow that battle back to turn one all ready. Jerry Naidoo to sixty four will come along seven now. He's got Johnny Benson to his inside. But it's all set and done Tony. Stewart is back in eighth. Tony Stewart now in eighth all by himself but Pretty Soon Matt Kenseth Michael Waltrip Kurt. Busch Mark Martin. We'LL CATCH THEM IN. Martin and Bush going into turns read Martin Better Line through the corner. Although perk Bush seems to be comfortable in that higher line. They're headed back to this right. If you can get underneath somebody in the corner and get a run coming off the turn nine times out of ten. You're going to beat them. And that's exactly what Mark Martin's trying to do right now. On Kurt. Busch has worked her way back into tournament. One but Bush has so much horsepower straightaway. He almost beats mark back to turn one Bush trying to hang onto the twelfth fought again. He rides up in the middle of the banking. Now Mark Martin starts to move by the his inside single file racing for that spot. Mark Martin blasting down the backstretch. Kurt Busch right in his buffer now. Bush will have to deal with Jeff. Gordon a little bit of this action Jimmy. Spencer is a part of this mix again. Bush washes up way high. So tutors. Jeff Gordon Jimmy. Spencer take a look to the inside closer to the front now at his Johnny Benson Steve Park going at it for the seventh position. That race crosses the start. Finish line side by side. It goes back to turn. What is the Pontiac Benson Shining? Steve Park Chevrolet. They will continue to rise toward a door all the way through turn number two and onto the maximum his struggle for seventh down the backstretch vegas motor speedway speeds around one hundred eighty miles an hour bend to the inside and slight contact taking the interest. Everybody okay however park has to back on. The throttle washes up to twelve agree backing off of turn. Four Johnny Benson will get the position. They're still chasing todd. Dodi and todd is now one in three tenths seconds ahead of Dale Jarrett. Who Rides in the number two spot then sterling? Marlin his third Bobby Nevada's fourth ron horrid having a good run. He is fifth Jerry. Naidoo hangs in there in six Johnny Benson. Still very strong seven. Steve Park is just taken over. Eighth-place Tony Stewart's slid all the way back tonight at Michael Waltrip. Makeup the top ten. This is Richard Petty. I'm here to talk about goodies. Pm The good is for those things that keep you up at night. 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And it is a blistering what he's pulled away even more on Dale Jarrett who is second Sterling Marlin still third than Bobby Body fourth and Ron Hornets. Make up the top five as the field is pretty well strung out all the way around the speedway right now. Why don't we take a swing down on pit road? Winston Kelly has been down. Todd is pets. They gotta be very excited. Now they're well. Larry Carter the crew chief Larry. He's got that thing in the wind but you made a little bit of chassis adjustment is made that much of a difference. I think he's a little better now than he was. The first run is a little bit tight knit. He's still talking about that. But you know the car is pretty quick so we don't want to get out of the ball game here just kind of leave it alone. You're not worried about him. Abusing the car. We run in. That strong are as well. I mean he seems to just be running a good consistent pace and he's not pushing you know forcing the issue so You know I think he's doing a good job with Larry Crow Cheek. All relax down here but pleased with the way the toddler running dot says they tested here back Last month at a very good test they knew they were going to be good. But you would think is what to surprise running this well this early in the race. Todd could very well become a contender for the gatorade front runner today. At ten thousand dollars it goes to the eligible driver who leads the most laps in the race gatorade. The official sports beverage of NASCAR RUSTY WALLACE is out of the event got caught up in an accident over. It turned over to a little bit earlier along with his teammate over there. Also Jeremy Mayfield. But Jeremy has been able to continue. That took a look at rest his car in the garage area and they parted for the day so rusty is out of the event wonder why without giving him and the Rundown Todd. Bodine continues to set the pace. Nobody's been able to do anything with him. They will chair. It will ride in the number two spot moving up right now sterling. Marlin that dodge coming up. They're pretty good. Models picked up a couple of spots in the last few laps. He's now running there in the third spot further back. You've got Bobby Labonte in fourth in a battle now for the Fifth Position Ron Horn of as had that for a while here comes Johnny Benson. Who's been like a Yo-yo? He moved up for a while back for a while. And he's on the move again and turn one. He continues to work the way he's been doing for the last several laps. Benson will use that one more time to his advantage. Johnny goes by. Hor today takeover. So Johnny Benson is in the fifth spot starts pulling away from Porta in six sets his sights on Bobby. Labonte chopped down from five car links down to four now. Almost down to three and a half is Benson is able to keep that car way down to the bottom of thirty three and four. Johnny Benson's had a good race car since the unloaded here. They came out and tested. Broke the track record. Broke the old track record. Unofficially when they're out here testing so he where everybody thought he might get the poll not quite but he got close to the front and having a good run here today the Winston. No bull five drivers who could collect that million dollar opponents by winning here this afternoon. Tell you where they're running Kenny. Wallace twenty-ninth Joe. Nemechek is twenty-seven Jeff Gordon moved up to thirteenth Terry Labontes twenty-six and Mike. Skinner would be around twenty fifth. And that's the way those five drivers are running at fifty one. Todd Bodine's continues to set the pace but right now. He's got his hands full. Dale Jared has caught him. He's chased him down and turn one all of a sudden here's Jarrett. He's caught the leader. Now he's trying to go by the leader and turn number two Jarrett guy down underneath todd. Bodine one speck stretch races on down. The backstretch took a look at the inside. Now Better Watson. Behind the bumper of Dabo dined. We heard the GRUCCI for say. He's picked up a little bit of a push. And he has. Jared dies down to the bottom the race. Track THEIR DOOR TO DOOR OFF. Turn Four P J Brown ups for trying to make the move off turnover four squeezes to the inside lane and there's plenty of room there because todd. I can't slammed the door but for now. Dj can't complete the pass. Here they are back in the corner. Couple of Ford's battling for the top spot again Bo. Dyn goes widened. Turn number two plenty of room for jared on the bottom side the racetrack. We'll see what GAIL JARED AS HIS DS. Leave this time around toggle die just a little bit down. The backstretch by two part links is Jarrett close enough to pull out the past not quite although he continues to write a lower line and todd todd is taking that higher line freeing the car up through the Corner. Still getting good laptops. Dale Jarrett put a move on him over and turns one and two third factor. But he couldn't pull it off. That means that Todd. Bodine has a good car high just as much as he did low when it was working. Well Aspirin kind of mystifying. Because Jarrett came charge enough from no place to catch him but so far as you said. Marnie he's not been able to get by. He's chasing dying to turn three last time around with. Gyn opened up this lead by colleagues this time. It's only down to two. So jared got a good entry into the corner. It's going to be tough. Noble Die Dorgan at the accident. Fool God would really like to use that inside lane to keep. Dj from having a shot down low but the cars is pushing up the banking not allowing him to hold it down there. Dj follows back into tournament one. Meanwhile we see Bobby. The Bonnie losing a couple of spots. He's dropped back three spots in the last few laps and his teammate. Tony Stewart's been falling back for a while to Winston Kelly. Any word out of that pit just talked to one of the crew members. They said he was just a little bit loose Going into the corner. So that's a problem for Tony Stewart. But they're still overall fairly satisfied. Satisfied with the car ran second here last year. But Tony Store just a little bit loose right now. The Tony's car not working at well at all. He's losing a spot about every fifth lap around Sterling. Marlin still trying to chase down the front to the front to go off in turn of one Todd Bodine and they all share it and sterling will make up just a little bit of ground on the last couple of APPS now challenge for the lead off two years Dale Jarrett against the same Old Song. Jarrett down low in single file racing with providing a lead. Now Dale Jarrett Lenny. Twenty years of experience. Here he's not going to try anything to silly in the early going. He's not gonNA push it doesn't have to now. He puts it down to the bottom of the racetrack again. They're federal defender wheel-to-wheel headed to the strike. Dj trying to hold the inside lane is a quick through the Tri Oval. Todd Bodine will hold him off at the line. Dj Still on the attack though he still got the inside lane covered racing back to one. Jared has been very determined. Bodine's stubborn again. They're side by side. Turn number two Jarrett blue to the inside lane still unable to get by L. things so far nothing has worked but again content to just back off the throttle wide. Single file down the backstretch. Watch Todd Bohdan wash up to twelve three and four Dale Jarrett riding comfortably on that low line guys steal your leader at Las Vegas and we have completed fifty eight laps July twentieth. Nineteen sixty nine. 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Installed so look for loom are in the yellow pages under glass tinting dealers took Dale Jarrett about twenty six laps to get it down but he has just taken the lead away from Todd Bodine. They're about to put sixty laps on the school board. It's Dale Jarrett now. Lead here at Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is our radio back in the Las Vegas Motor. Speedway SIXTY. Two laps are complete two hundred sixty seven. We'll make up the UAW Diamond Chrysler four hundred here this afternoon. Set The leaderboard for you right now on the Napa leaderboard it is Dale Jarrett leading. Todd Bodine is second sterling. Marlin would be third Johnny Benson Fourth Michael Walter V. They're all pretty. Well spread out a little bit right now Ron Hornets. Doing a great job. He has six. Jerry native is now back to seventh. Bobby Labonte continues to hang around up in the top five or six is eight now as kind of slid back Tony Stewart. Still having the problem with the handle handle on this machine is now back tonight. St Park Up to tenth going a little further back Mark Martin Eleventh Kurt. Busch's Twelve Matt. Kenseth would be thirteenth fourteenth as Bill Elliott and Jeff Gordon one of the no bull five contender this afternoon to get that extra million dollar bonus from RJ Reynolds. If he wins the race is currently in Fifteenth Jimmy Spencer Reid Sixteenth. Dale earnhardt Jr. would be seventeenth Kevin. Harvick would be eighteen. Then Joe Nemechek and John. Ready make up the top ten. That's the way they're running here right now. Why don't we take a swing down on pit road? Get some reports from our pit. Reporters quickly now. Jim Phillips well first of all is talked about Jeff to order. Those guys that are running for the cash is cars. Tidy up some of the race track but this Cooler weather not adapted the chassis to it yet and also St Park. Paul told me he's pretty well satisfied with the parts cars so that's the two of the contenders for the wind today and different scenarios. Don't driving chevrolets check in with Western Kelly? Joe Several of the guys that we just talked to reporting that their cars are tied to hurt They're Carter tell us the todd. But is Carl was just talked to Donnie. Wingo GRUCCI von teammate. Jimmy Spencer's card. He's tight Matt Kenseth. Fighting tight condition has his Kenny Wallace. Just talked to bury Dodson couple of the guys that have been loose today We talked earlier about Dale Jarrett when he made that pitstop. He's been a little bit loose. And of course Tony Story. That Greg's epidemic crew told us he's a little bit loose at this stage in the race checking the Craig Armstrong Tony. You're a crew chief for Dale earnhardt Jr. reports that The car is developed. The push again. The tight situation doesn't want to turn the corners he started. Thirty third was up to his highest fifteenth. He's fallen back a little bit now but still hanging in there a little further down the pit road ricky craven tied Ford still having problems trying to get that leak completely plugged up or completely tightened so he doesn't have it again. He's made several calls into the pits. The guys that are driving the wheels off at thank trying to get up there and be a player as far as up in the top two or three cars looking back his Johnny Benson and Michael. Walter they have really been peddling hard for the last fifteen or twenty laps. They've got around some of the lap. Traffic just can't seem to the leader. When this late in the race you could work the outside lane and it works for you. That says your car's really set up well because there's so many of these guys who were faster early on in the beginning to slip and slide on the race track pushing up the banking coming off. Turn four and off of turnover to Jeremy. Mayfield involved in a crash early on this afternoon. We'll cover the story there. He has gone to the garage to join his teammate. Rusty Wallace who is called today as well Dale Jarrett once he got by todd. Bodine's started to pull away one and a half seconds his margin now over todd almost as big a margin his todd had picked up when he took the top spot in his sterling. Marlin third Johnny Vincent Fourth and Michael Waltrip rides in the fifth position. They'll jared has led to time today for a total of twenty two laps. Dis- pass away market. Today's race they'll took the lead time lap fifty nine the lab leader for the racist. Topo dining whose length forty one lap so far four lead changes among three drivers. We've had three cautions four total of eleven laps. Check road where you talked a minute ago. About Michael Waltrip car. We just talked to Steve Meal right after that report and he said that the car takes a while to come in once. It comes in Maine as quick as the later but they're just not good on fresh tire civilian conservation there about Michael Waltrip running good. But he's failed back right early in that run and trying to do like you said just pick his way around traffic. It's going to be day. Were a lot of guys will welcome short pitstops. Lexi caution now to get in there and not have to really make long runs. Been pretty good racing. Going on between Matt Kenseth Bill Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. that would be back for about thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth spot as we watched them come by the last two or three laps around running very tightly on each other. Here's Kim set the cross the line. Bill Elliott has a little damage to the right side of his dodge as he goes over to turn to again kipnes thirteen position with his board. You've got Elliott Dodge working down to his inside. Although Elliott knocked white close enough to make pass off the corner does get a very good run off of turn two great by God's still however swing onto the rear bumper of VAT. Kansas right behind them. Is Dale Junior? Who's been picking in spots this afternoon? Elliot goes up. High tries the outside line around kids. If they're real the wheel racing back to this writer for the thirteenth position this race coming down the line Kenseth to the inside Elliott flashes by. He'll grab the thirteenth position. Dale Earnhardt Jr. goes with him. He'll pick off the fourteenth spot as they race back to turn one seventy laps in to the UAW time Chrysler. Four hundred see that person behind the NAPA auto parts counter if you're thinking of working on your own car whether you're replacing your brakes or changing your wiper blades. That person is about to become your best friend now. They're not going to come over and help you move furniture or anything but with millions of parts available. 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He's going to catch the tail end of the field and put some pretty good cars a lap down here in just a few minutes. Todd Bodine's still his second sterling. Marlin gets a little bit closer to the front to. He is writing third. Johnny Benson strong running his fourth and Michael. Waltrip make up the top five. Jeremy Mayfield. Isn't the GARAGE CRAIG? Armstrong is with him. Jeremy Mayfield has been pretty tough so far Germany. After that first incident with Rusty Wallace you hung out there for a while. But you're back into garage with what's the what's the prognosis. Not sure you know hard for a pretty bad thrust guys over there you know we just I didn't know the own race tried. I did want him trying to run hard. You know in the Fourteenth Got Together. Three and four. Let me no choice. But you know and then run down. Straightway hurt own race tribe. That's house too. I got more team. You know we had a good car and throw a chance to win. Base cut short same. Jesus was going back obviously to try to fix it and get back out again and you stayed out. What a while. What actually made you come back in. I'm not sure some else broke on the car and we just we gotTA stop face. It is pretty bad and Guys good job working again a tough day for Germany Mayfield. He's GonNa hang in there. It looks like a fabrication shop and fast forward here. They're redoing the entire front end and they're welding in pop riveting and doing about everything they can to get the number twelve car back out on the German Mayfield. We'll be out again but it's GonNa take a little while Jeff. Burton has brought his car back on the race track. He spent many many laps behind the wall. But he is at least back on the speedway right now. We put a few more laps on the scoreboard. Some of those cars we're talking about that may go a lap down. If they will. Jared keeps running like he is would be tearing the body they blaney Elliott Sadler and Mike Skinner. He is closing in on those cars. You're very quickly did. J. Starting to wind down the tail end of the field of those cars lap. It's the last thing you want to see happen particularly the early stages of the race like this to get down a lap and then after battle back all day long. What you're hoping for is an opportunity to come in once again. Make a pitstop. Make the proper adjustments to get back up to speed so you could battle your way back up to the front of the field couple of guys doing great here the early stages of the race. We've mentioned Johnny Benson. Who Started. Well today he's now in the third spot. Michael Waltrip fell back for a while. But after those pitstops with back up twenty eight. He's starting to move up once again. Michael Up to the fifth position and Ron. Today doing a good job at. Aj CAN SACO PONTIAC. He's been good every place. We've been so far this year. Barney. They they really have Put together quite a team there. Ron has fit in well in. Aj Voice Operation over there. He's very very aggressive. Race driver next to get with the program on top of that steering wheel and run every lap. Just as hard as he can and he's he's might pay off in the first two races and had a good run here today. Robby Gordon not having a good day Robbie just a moment ago looked like he was going to go on pit road at the last second cheeses. Bion cut back out on the racetrack. He is back in thirty eighth position in the Kodak Machine so we may follow up there a little bit now. We see them bringing the car on pit road on. He's got a problem on it or not he has he has brisk bringing it into his pit up into the senator. Craig Armstrong well. He brings a Kodak machine in for service on the right side of the car. The right side is up. Looks like just tires on the right side to may be just a bit out of sequence. Pitstop is now going to the left side. Goodyear Eagles seventy six racing gasoline. Going into the Code Act Machine pit crews still working rather lengthy spot doing a little judgment to the rare into the car still putting some fuel in crew looking at the car now they dropped it down and he's in no hurry to get out of there we'll have to get. Some word. Is exactly what the problem is on a Kodak Max. Chevrolet problem is he was Called NASCAR coming onto pit road too fast. So he's being held up there momentarily so He'll have to wait till they give him the signal to continue on the way so is problems intensify here after this pitstop Dale Jarrett showing the way his lead now is three seconds over a new second place driver Johnny Benson as call Todd. Bodine picked off the second position taught back to Third Sterling Marlin fourth. Michael Waltrip is fifth. That you've got Bobby Labonte and six Ron. Hor today seventh. Eighth is Tony Stewart. Ninth is Jerry Naidu and running tenth. Now is Steve Park. But don't take it further back. It's been a while since we updated you a little deeper in the field eleventh would be Mark Martin on the Napa leaderboard twelve position. Right now belongs to EARNHARDT. Jr. Kurt Busch is thirteenth bill. Elliott's Fourteenth Matt. Kenseth is fifty eight than Jeff Gordon. Reid Sixteenth Kevin Harvick Seventeenth. Joe Nemechek has moved up to eighteenth. Bought John Andretti would be nineteen. Tim Spencer Twentieth twenty-first Robert Pressley Twenty-second. Casey Atwood Terry Labonte back to twenty-third Stacy Compton. Twenty fourth and twenty fifth as Elliott Sadler. Then we find Kenny schrader back twenty. Mike Skinner twenty-seventh Buckshot Jones. Twenty eight twenty nine. Th would be like Wallace. Thirtieth is Ricky Rudd thirty. I is Dave Blaney thirty-second Ryan Newman. Thirty third is bobby. Hamilton Ward Burton back in thirty fourth place. Thirty fifth would be hut strickland than Kenny. Wallace Reid's thirty six Jason Leffler. Who was just on pit road? Only go now back to thirty-seven Spot Robby Gordon. Who had the problem a moment ago? His thirty eighth Ricky Craven is thirty. Ninth German lay field. Who hit the wall earlier? In the event this afternoon is being shown fortieth Jeff. Burton also spent a lot of time back there. He got caught up over there. Also intern number two. He is forty first rusty. Wallace's out of the event and Bret Boone onto the garage would be forty second and forty third eighty four laps complete here at Las Vegas. Are you losing your hair? Is that ball spot getting bigger. Has you're looking thinner. Here's Dr Gordon. Medical director at the hair and skin treatment center in New York with some exciting news. What MAKES PEOPLE LOSE? Their hair is a bad body. Chemical called dihydrotestosterone commonly known as D. H. T. and our center. 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Part at early came at earliest laps. eighty-three Steve. Parker don't let Eighty-seven Right. Now Stacy confidence in black pit lane at. We've had some cars in front of West and killing. When I'm was Dale Jarrett the later sixteen point three one seconds of good stop there. Four tires and fuel no chassis adjustment Johnny Benson Lap Sixteen Point five seconds of good stop. There's well a quarter pound. Ali wanted the car a little bit loose going into the corners. He didn't WANNA tighten it up but he didn't want to help them on the need to check its four tires and fuel todd Bodine was on pins. He got four tires in seventy six gasoline as well. The PIT board is out for Tony Stewart. Now expect Bobby Vanni momentarily. Megani reporting that. His car is very good now. Let's go down to Craig Armstrong well. The Budweiser crew is hard at work on. Dale Jr. Chevrolet that we're on the right side left side. The car is down. Twenty two gallons of seventy six racing gasoline excellent stop for the Budweiser crew. Dale Peters out in a way bobby. The body had been shown as a leader. Now that he is on pit road mark. Martin should move up into the lead. Then Tony Stewart Ron Hornets and Elliott Sadler but Stewart is also in the pits. Right now. Hornets brings his machine down so they give up. Track position covers some of their stops in front of Winston Kelly. Again screws want to work simultaneously. Couple of pit stalls away. The Interstate Green Pontiac in the home depot aren't Sponeck fourteen point six five seconds revival avantis prove. Wow that was good for tires and fuel Tony Store down in a way Ron Horn. Today on Pit Road. He had been reporting. His power was just a little bit tight. He adjusted the brake bias. Meaning the front to rear bright possession that he had on the Carson. He's now reporting that his cars. Very Good Ron Horn today. Four tires and fuel mark mark gives up the lead and brings his car to the attention of his crew. Let's cover his stop and March crew goes to work on the whiteside. Barney jacket up on the right. I gotTA seventy six fuel is in our make a contract bar just on. Martin's God swing around the left side if long routine for. Barak you're on ninety Elliot Sadler is GonNa take over the League now. He picks up the top spot mark. Martin came into bake his stop at gives us Seven lead changes among six different drivers and again a lot of these coming during green flag. Pitstops here at lap number ninety one so sadler will have to come in very shortly. Johnny Benson will be next in line to pick up the top spot just ahead of Dale Jarrett. It'll cycle back around after. Elliott comes in for his scheduled service Worcester. Kelly is everybody taking four tires on at least pitstops absolutely. We talked to Johnny Benson before the race and he said definitely the way to go is going to be four tires. Believes that the way the track the grip on the track is even though it's a fairly new track. The grip is not quite as good as one might expect some expect everybody continues. Four tires may have somebody gamble toward the end of the race but it would have to be somebody to disarm back in the pack. Expect the front runners to continue to get four tires. That are pretty good scramble going on for second place right now. Johnny Vincent. Dale Jarrett. Were going at when they crossed the stripe here just a moment ago. They're coming off turnover four right now working their way back down the line has gotten away from jail. This time by three or four CARLING's but they're about to catch a big packet traffic and turn to here comes. Johnny Vincent Seconds Position Rushing up behind Bobby Hamilton. His tracks of extra. You'll see a Bobby Hamilton pulls over to the left and make life easy for Johnny Benson. Nothing doing there so bent and says I'll take the low line scooted underneath Bobby Hamilton Benson still with about three and a half carling's in hand over Dale territories start finish while bad break for Elliott. Sadler he was leading the race till his at this moment. But it's other go away quickly. He missed the entrance of bit road last time coming through turnover for he was going too fast. Tried to load the car down. It would not slow down a misfit road now he cups a cruise to touch it. Elliott settlers slides the motor craft for a stop apparently ran out of gas. Or He's trying to get everybody. Got It refined again. Going to the left side of the car. Now that got Goodyear Eagles coming up big scrambled trying to get this thing done as quickly as possible. Costly pitstop for Elliot Savvy. Had a good position going now. He's often away. They what it's hard to get off pit road here. This is kind of like the Darlington track. You have to really make a hard cut up. They're coming out of the corner and it's just so easy to this trouble in turn to to car slide up the Racetrack Joe. Nemechek and John Andretti bouncing another great. The outside wall. Andretti's dodd drive all the way along the outside retaining wall to the exit of Sern to Nemechek resting atop the banking world. That will put a yellow flag on the field. It will be the fourth one of the afternoon. It comes out at number ninety five back to turn to JOE NEMECHEK and John. Andretti were side by side racing into the corner. They've bounced off each other once or twice both skittered up the racetrack. Both making contact with the wall. Andretti's car has come to a stop at the entry to the back stretch up against the retaining wall a lot of damage to the back end of the JOE NEMECHEK car. He has fired machine driven on away. Field is under the yellow flag as we told you for the fourth time this afternoon. We're under caution at lap ninety six. 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Thirst quenchers his it in you bag. The Las Vegas Motor speedway where under yellow quite a few cars electric to come back onto pit road. Johnny Benson the leader comes down. Dale Jarrett follows him in as todd. Bodine is right behind also in fact just about everybody looks like up on the lead. Lap is now making a pitstop quickly down to Winston Kelly. Well Barney we're talking about tires earlier even though they just make pitstop. Fresh rubber is critical here at Las Vegas. All these guys come back down a slight track bar adjustment four day. Oh Jerry Tony Benson down. In a way extremely quick he might approve. Mid Larry taken off ties with the follow up therefore tires for todd. Bodine along with Bobby Labonte. Tony Store Jerry. Naidoo now to Jim Phillips Wartburg at Bobby Hamilton his head comes into pits Robert Dresses in Jeff. Just alleys the pits. Kevin Harvick defensive. Also tea party has been down here. Donald SWING DOWN TO CRAIG Armstrong down to the garage. Waiting for Joni Mejakic Navy. Check involved in the crash at brought out the caution. He and John Andretti collided over intern. Number two ANDRETTI's car set up against the outside retaining wall. Looks like they have now pulled that car way actually still sitting over there. They're waiting to get the requisite position the pool that car away but that is a calls for caution today fourth time in the running of the. Uaw Diner Chrysler. Four hundred from Las Vegas Motor speedway this is NPR in radio under the caution flag. The Las Vegas Motor speedway this afternoon after John Andretti and Joe Nemechek together over at turnover. Two let's go to Kurt Becker for an update. Well we saw John Andretti climbed from his dodge. He walked to the ambulance. Esn Span carried on the way and he appears to be fine but he's car is still atop the banking and turn number two right now. Safety personnel getting set to tow his car back to the garage. John Andretti sitting over there. I got out of the car but it's car sitting over there so likely he may call today and I'm able to go joe. Nemechek car also went into the garage area later on in today's broadcast Joe and I will select the winner of the Ray. Bestest break of the race award. The driver who experiences the best break during today's race will see a five hundred dollars. Donation awarded to the motor racing outreach children's ministries on his behalf. Ray bestest break so the official breaks of NAS car. Most of the front runners came in and made another pitstop stop. Although they had just been in about fifteen laps earlier it will. Now turn the lead back over to mark Martin who takes over becomes the night. Different actually. The seventh different leader of the racist Bene- total of nine changes among those seven race leaders. It's Mark Martin. Ron Morte Dale earnhardt. Jr. Bill Elliott Kurt. Busch that's the top. Five as we get ready for the actually the cleanup is still underway. Turn to another couple of laps before we go back under the green flag although apple leaderboard against Mark Martin Ron Hor today. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Bill Elliott. Kurt Busch at the top five Johnny Benson run six Michael Waltrip his seventh eighth Steve Park night. This Dale Jarrett in Tenth Sterling. Marlin Matt Kenseth in Eleventh Right now. Top Diana's Twelfth Bobby Labonte Thirteenth Jeff Gordon Fourteenth Jerry Naidoo Fifteenth Sixteenth. Is Tony Stewart? Seventeenth is Kevin Harvick. Eighteenth is Terri. Leib body running the nineteenth spot is Jimmy. Spencer Twentieth is Robert. Pressley twenty-first is Mike Skinner twenty-second Casey Atwood. Twenty-third is Ward Burton and twenty-fourth Dave Blaney those with the cars now on the lead lap. One lap down and twenty-fifth Buckshot Jones Elliott Sadler's twenty-six Stacy Compton twenty-seventh. Kenny Schrader is twenty. Eighth Hut Strickland. Twenty-ninth and Ricky. Rudd is thirtieth. Jason Leffler runs thirty-first. Kenny Wallace. Thirty Seconds Ryan. Newman isn't thirty third. Mike Wallace's and thirty fourth Bobby Hamilton. Thirty Fifth Robby Gordon. Thirty-six John Andretti in. The crash is in the garage or will be soon along with Joe Nemechek. Ricky craven been in and out of the garage. After they broke an oil line early. This afternoon. Jeremy Mayfield out of the race is involved at a crash with his teammate. On Lap Eight Jeff Burton early on in a crash on the first lap. He is back out but as a number of laps down Brett Bodine in and out of the garage shown. Forty second and Rusty Wallace is in forty third and out of the race NAPA auto parts. We'RE NASCAR FANS get their parts. Let's go down to the garage. We'll Joni Mitchell Hardly got there on the racetrack for spell. Do Are you all right. I'm fine I had to blame myself Racing Heart John Andretti and got on the Inside Line. And he's going to have them getting in that corner and all of a sudden. I guess we were too close together getting in the corner and all of a sudden. My car just turned around to shame with home. Chevy was running good and a flat tire there at the beginning. But we're coming back to the front and our days pretty much done now. We'll get back out there right around. We'll that was what I was. GonNa ask you if the cruelest obviously hard at work here do you think it's GonNa take a long time to get your didn't let it doesn't look like it did too much suspension damage but Knock the body off of it. I think at bent rear end. And we'll get. Her fixed obviously disappointed a little angry at himself. But you'll meet new check looking to get back out on the race. Brett Bodine's brought his car out of the garage. And we'll go back onto the racetrack. Also in the field was given the indication they are about to go back to green flag racing here when they come back. They're just now going over in to turn number three Mark Martin Ron Horn today. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Bill Elliott and Kurt. Busch is the top five and interesting day. Yes certainly has so far kind of an unusual day to see some of the contenders for the race win you would think early on involved in crashes like Jeff Burton who crashed on the very first lap. Then Jeremy Mayfield and rusty wallace crashing together on lap number eight and other drivers having a problems early on in the day but for Martin things look good right now. He leads the event as we get ready to go back onto the green flag. It's ron today. Second Dale Earnhardt Jr. Third Bill Elliott fourth. Kurt Busch Fish. A fifth as the crane is out there. Like racing deterred one. Here's Mark Martin. The race leader got plenty of traffic around. He has Buckshot Jones. Just ahead of him. Who's trying to stay on the tail end of the lap? Jones's car rentals Martin. Free Wi fi martin trying to deal with the traffic early it goes to the outside of Buckshot Jones Buckshot the man in the Middle Elliott Sadler however still left out with Mark Martin in trying to clear him. That's Ron Horrid. Closes the gap from the Second. Spot guys racing. The hardest out there right now are the car is a lap down Elliott Sadler Stacy Compton Ricky. Rudd up there at the front of the field with a shot maybe to get back in on the tail end of the League left with mark. Martin is not GonNa have any of that as he worked his way back into one and here comes on Horn today. Racing up behind Mark Martin into the second position on a day looking for room down low and nothing. There he threw top cars have cleared at least the early mark. Martin tries to stretch out his lead about three and a half garlic's overrun Hornet a third is Dale. Jr. Behind the Latte machine of Stacy Compton Kurt Busch to his right rear fender and Kale. Junior has plenty of fans out here. Kurt Busch trying to pick up some spots coming up off the corner. He's chasing Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Just behind the car. Bill Elliott. He works in the outside lane all in heavy traffic racing back to turn one pierce. Dale Earnhardt Jr. taking the third position but he's got Kurt Busch Dilbert coming down the backstretch and his Mark Martin against rushing out his lead now by tug par links. Dale Junior takes his Chevrolet down to the bottom of turns three and four. This will be the fight for second. Is the fans come to their feet. Wave their red hats. Dale going at it for second junior makes it stick at the bottom of the racetrack. And that's where you can get a good run when you come out of turn before. And he gets a good one on Ron Morte. He led him by just about a half. A Carl. But that battle still goes on back in turn to Chevrolet versus Pontiac. Dale Earnhardt Jr. versus Ron Hornets. The ongoing battle stuck in positions on the backstretch. Junior will try to shut the doors. It goes down the backstretch and he does. Ron Haunted a thought about counterattacking. The inside is not close enough to pull off that pass so now veiled junior nails down the second spot once it gets around the latte machine of cops and you can set aside some the leader Mark Mark. Mark Martin is a second out in front of second place. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. He came in about six laps earlier than everyone else did the way things worked out with a caution at played in his favor but Dale Jr. on the move he's trying to clear himself of lap. Traffic turn one trying to find a way to get around Stacy Compton. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. checking the competent may be a lap machine. But he's still on the pace with the fast cars upfront Compton puts his dodge down at the bottom of turns three and four following in his tire tracks will be Dale Jr. now competent washes up bloom at high junior. Not able to make it. Make it work this time out of turnover. 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Martin and the trailer is the place for information on Cardiovascular Hill Sexual Hill and mental health plus free screenings for common men's health conditions. Scott Everything agok one. That is a deep fried so tune up for life and see at the track hard racing back in second place as allowed. Mark Martin Dope a little quite a bit bleed on the rest of the field right now. One in three ten seconds is the advantage he has over. March junior and Bill Elliott from Las Vegas Motor speedway this Mr in radio. Welcome back the Las Vegas Motor speedway Mark Martin's kind of having a field day right now is pulled away from the field has a big healthy lead over Dale Earnhardt Jr. Bill Elliott Ron Hornets and Johnny Benson some strong racing going on a little further back in the pack over and turn three. That would be todd. Died and Kurt Busch. They are knows detail coming through the corner. Here down on the bottom gotta deal with traffic Buckshot Jones and ricky couple leaders now back across the line still watching Dale Earnhardt Jr. Who is finding cleared? The Car Stacy Compton. Bill Elliott with his hands. Full now trying to get by that machine because Ron Holidays with them and turned to hear. Comf- Elliott back into the corner. Looks over to his left. He sees it as Green Pontiac. But Elliott responds to hang onto dodge in Pontiac for the third spot. Elliott would love to get around stacey constant and use them as a buffer between himself and horrid as so far Elliott having problems with stacy confident tail junior about four or five laps to get around. Bill Elliott still has not found one hundred eleven laps on the Board one twelve. Go Up as Martin crosses the line and works his way back into turnover one. It is Mark Martin leading EARNHARDT. Jr. Can Bill Elliott third. Ron Hornets is fourth and Johnny Benson. Make the top five. Let's update you on where the Winston no bull five drivers are running for the chance to win that million dollar bonus RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Jeff Gordon is running the best. In that. Pack of five reiver's he currently is up intent. Terry Labonte has shown sixteenth. Mike Skinner Eighteenth and way back in two thousand nine Kenny Wallace. And even further back. Joe Nemechek is now gone to the garage. So Joe on any chance he might have had to win it here. This afternoon is gone by the wayside for the moment so still four centers for the west of note bull billion and a race fan possibly with a chance to win here today. Rich Beggar of Sports Marketing Enterprises stepped in to get your Check signing hand ready to go here. Today we're ready to go. I hope we can write one. They want this is a great town to break the no bull five two. It's so much excitement in Las Vegas to begin with but the things you guys typically do with a drivers and the race fans that are involved. This really makes for an exciting time. It really is Our fans we've brought five fans and again this week and they're just overjoyed to the treatment. They received here the fund. They've had and You know the racine part of it is just really the icing on the cake for them. And this is a reachable. Goal this kind of thing that can't be one has been won several times already right. This is our fourth season of doing with the noble five in the first three years. We've done it. We've had nine winters out of fifteen races so It's a good odds for winning. This I think you had a driver. That really showed some true class down there yesterday. Were they were telling us about Jeff Gordon on his own initiative said I want to go over and meet not only the the the fan that's matched up with me but everybody else yes. Jeff did an outstanding job. It's it's really interesting because his fan is a is a Gordon Fan. Start WITH THAT. Made it even better. But Jeff came over and met all the fans had his picture taken with all of them and the fans were in heaven. I mean here's the the Starve Nascar Winston Cup race at coming over their chance to meet them to meet your driver individually and we've changed a little bit rich in the fact of the tracks. Of course Daytona was one of the noble five tracks but it was the Daytona five hundred. This year has changed a little bit right. We're going to be there in July. This year at the Pepsi. Four hundred so we're still at Daytona but a different time of the year rich. Appreciate all you folks knew up at RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Appreciate your involvement stopping by to chat with us this afternoon. Maybe just maybe Jeff Gordon looking pretty good right now. Tenth place is not that bad to be at laugh. Want Sixteen and still got all day to get up there yet. We're hoping that those guys will move up a little bit and we'll write that tech today but thanks so much for having me up. You're rich hamburger with sports marketing. Enterprise UP IN WINSTON SALEM NORTH CAROLINA. One Sixteen on the Board Mark Martin continues to lead Dale Earnhardt. Jr. getting stronger as the day goes by got some hard racing right now coming off turn four and back down to the start finish line but Mark Martin is just driving away. Mark Martin is pick up now. Two Point two second lead over the second place car. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. had his hands full for awhile deal junior. Did try to get by some lap. Traffic is clear. That traffic but still can't do anything with Mark Martin and Dan Hubbard. What he's going to have to be worried about now is bill. Elliott who continues to close in from third bill. Bill Elliott looks very very strong. Indeed in that dodge kind of had an accordion race falls back moves. Up Falls back moves up right now. He's in the move up Moat and he's trying to gain on the second spot of Dale Jr. one seventeen on the board one eighteen Mark Martin as he works his way around. Bill Elliott with a big chunk of sheet metal caved in on his dodge as he goes back to turn over. One cat. Really tell how much that's going to affect the handling of the car but doesn't seem to be hurting it. That much Kurt record all know. He sustain that damage early on in the race today Barney. He's got the sheet metal along the right side of the car kind of pushed in. He's got the big old black mark. Mrs Sign of a tire rubber thumbs fine when somebody apparently make contact with him and he's one of the drivers work in the outside lane. We've talked early in the day. About how the inside lane is normally referred. Elliot's working the outside. And he's doing quite well. Couple of pontiacs going at it for the fifth position off turnover. Four into the monks of lapped traffic. Ricky Rudd Stacy Compton there as Johnny Vincent Ron Horta. They go side by side for the fifth spot. Here they come back into the Corner Benson down low. He looks to his right. There's more today again racing up to the outside. They continue to go door to door all the way off of turn to fight for fifth. Still wheel-to-wheel down the backstretch Hornets. We'll ride the outside. Johnny Benson will have the lower line. They come turn three still side-by-side Ricky Rudd Latte machine with the best seat in the house right behind them. Have Johnny Bench advantage off turned forty evenly matched Johnny Benson Right now and Ron Horn today but Benson will come away with the position at lap. One hundred twenty Mark Martin Earnhardt Jr. Bill Elliot. Todd Bodine Johnny Benson your top five. Okay well the procrastinators glove please. Can we do it tomorrow next week? Wait guys did you hear about new. Sdp Six Thousand Mile Oil extender. Go Up to six thousand miles between oil changes. You can put off changing your oil for six thousand miles. How do they do that? S teepee oil extended replaces vinyl additives. That are lost over time. It's great to me me too. I'm going to buy some tomorrow or next week. Teepee oil extender in the gold bottle. Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow? Rusty Wallace Nascar racing is one of the most exciting sports in America today. And I'm proud. The over three hundred thousand members of the United Association of Plumbers Pipe fitters Sprinkler fitters whose motto is. We do it right. The first time at join my team on the NASCAR circuit to be the best. You need skill training and dedication. That's what the members of the United Association bring to every job. I welcome all the winter from Las Vegas Motor speedway this Marin radio today's broadcast. Uaw Daimler Chrysler four hundred brought to you by Bryant. Call one eight eight nine nine nine Bryant for the dealer nearest Q. Bryant whatever it takes Remington five ninety-seven the ultra reliable. Twenty two caliber rifle by Gatorade. Thirst quenchers when you need a little something extra when it counts most gatorade. Is it in you? And by McDonald's we love to see you smile just ten laps away from the halfway point of the U. A. W. Diner Chrysler hundred here this afternoon. Mark Martin has stretched out his lead tremendously now of the second place car. Two and a half seconds. Dale Earnhardt Jr. right second third is Bill Elliott. That's a good race going on for the runner up spot. Top bohdan fourth now and fifth is Johnny Benson. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on. Espn radio the Voice of Nascar Mr. In radio live this afternoon at the Las Vegas Motor speedway to cover the third race of the year for the Nascar Winston Cup series the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred. I'm Joe along with Barney Hall turned coverage today from Kurt. Becker and Dan Hubbard. Long pit row. Jay Phillips Winston Kelly and Craig Armstrong right now this Mark Martin. Leading the way. We've seen nine lead changes among seven drivers today. Caution flags have flown a total of four times in the event the state of the race again closing in on the halfway point. We have twenty four cars that are still on the lead. Lap is take you through those that apple leaderboard. It's Mark Martin out front. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. is second. Bill Elliott third job and fourth and fifth Johnny Benson Sterling Marlin. Run six seventh day. Eight the Steve. Park ninth is Kurt. Busch tenths bobby. Labonte and eleventh is Jeff Gordon followed by Dale Jarrett Who's runs twelfth thirteenth is Kevin Harvick. Fourteenth is Tony Stewart Fifteenth. Is Jerry Naidoo Jimmy Spencer Sixteenth with Mike Skinner and Seventeenth Michael Waltrip Eighteenth Ward Burton Nineteenth and Robert? Pressley is in the twentieth position. Twenty-first is Casey Atwood twenty-second Matt Kansas. Twenty-third Dave Blaney and twenty-fourth Terry Labonte those cars now on the lead lap. Let's go down to the garage area and Winston Kelly Jonah Andretti's looking over the damage on the cheerios dodge. I'll take this hard enough to get used to say Cheerios for Misty Dodge. Not where we wanted to meet. You just said that he just kind of lost the car had you seen coming. You have any warning at all. Did win a corner because he he went in Stevens I went in and I thought man Vegan Vegan. Hang onto that thing. I better man than I am but unfortunately be a cushion between him and the wall and it's it's unfortunate. Those things happen comes down days. Just raise some real hard people make mistakes but The motorcycle runs and so we're going to work hard again on the body. Cheerios Betty Crocker. Dodge out there and the other thing too is I'd like it. The guys running up front. I mean we ran with them. The whole day it is at the lead or helping hands bickered do one more stop and I know it would have been right in there. So it's disappointing bud. We're going to have a better year. This was a rough weekend force and we got better wants to come back to sorely. You had an interesting perspective on what caused that tells you know with the some of the guys on the outside that the the outside lane Israeli slick because I think the temperature so called. We'd never gone out there and had the run in Iraq right. After the Bush rates there was a lot of ground and when we got out there I almost through the car on the wall early to just trying to get out there. Hit around some guys and you really had to stop at all. If there was really hard to hang on likely I hate to say. Luckily I started back far enough that I was going slow enough that I could save cheerios. Dodge driver John Andretti. Still many able to manage a smile. Hoping they're going to get back to get some forms and there again John. Talking about without coming right out and saying it some guys need to us a little patience out there and that might have caused some accidents early. In the event Mark Martin continues to lead lap. One thirty one. We're not too far away from the halfway point. One hundred and thirty four laps. We'll put us halfway home this afternoon. The UAW Diner Chrysler. Four hundred here at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bill. Eliot having a very strong run factors about four guys that wrote down here Joe to Kinda give a call to really look very good today. Kurt Busch one of those great money's hung in there all day ronn Horn Hud. We've talked about several times. Kevin Harvick's doing good job also and certainly they learned her Jr. Yeah Bill. Elliott has come on strong here. The last few laps He had a good battle with Dale Earnhardt Jr. Full Awhile and finally passed him starting to pick up a little bit of ground trying to close Mark Martin. Right now though. I don't know if he's going to be able to catch important. Not let's check down and Bill Elliott's pitch and Phillips's in that vicinity. What are they saying about the dodge gym? We'll actually Joe. I moved up. Talk to Jimmy Fitting Bark Bark's coochie because they were having such a good run. Whatever you did on that pit stop same. Don't work Jamie while we adjusted a little bit on it. You know about Hearts got some clean air right now and he's in his job so long ways to go with this would happen. Is that really important here? The Clean Air Mail. It is everywhere you know. What Arrow Dynamics nowadays We'll just keep working on democratic Rucci for mark. Martin Lucky said that clean air at any racetrack now. The downpours though these cards with really marks in good shape in that department right now. He works his way off turnover. Too and heads down the back straightaway has only one car between himself and the tailend Phelan. That's about a full straightaway. So there's no traffic around to upset his car at all and is beginning to pay off for him he has to and to ten seconds ahead of everybody else everybody else being bill Elliott. Dale earnhardt junior and todd. Bodine those three cars. Joe Are about ten or twelve car links apart that we just talked about their trailing Bill Elliott going into turn one pretty well spread out at the front of the field little further back. This good racing going. On Ron ornate rides along in the seventh position and Kurt Becker. He's got Steve Parkin. Kurt Busch with him. Yeah the last couple of waiting to see. Who's going to step out of line? I in this back again. This from seven th on back hurt clutches going wide off the quarter. This time on the backstretch Kurt work at loss to slot into the position. But the problem is Steve. Park has got it. He's right there now. Kurt Busch close the guys in deep into turn three. Now let's the car slide up just a little bit high through turn. Four Kurt. Busch continued to Pursue Steve. Part having a good run as we talked about he currently is in ninth position. Mark Martin leads Atlanta. One hundred thirty five here in Las Vegas won't here at McDonalds. We've got a better faster. Drive through system got fancy computers that help us get your order right and right away. In fact I bet we can make an extra value meal hot fresh right order and less time than it takes to qualify for the pole. Here you go. No wonder where the official dye-filled NASCAR concrete mixer trucks with the house be be one mixer system or the most technologically advanced in the industry designed to interface with present and future technology. The House be. 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Sterling Marlin is six Ron holiday still having a good solid day. He has seven. Steve Park is eighth. Kurt Busch Rides ninth and Bob. In the body is tenth Dale Jarrett dropping back on the JO. Apparently that cars gone away a wee bit on him the other reporting for pit road that cars a little lucite so he has fallen back to the tenth position right now but Jim Phillips Bill. Elliott continued to close in the dodge looking. Good here as he tightens up now within six tenths of a second apart. Let's find out what the story of crew chief Mike Boorda. Mike real good job today. Yeah we came into the race knowing. We had a good car. Set a goal to get a top ten in anything after that was was a bonus. So Dodge intrepid. Rt's run real well. Which looks real good sister down got to spend all day. Yeah I think the key to this is making sure that you have tires at the end of Iran. And he's running high lime. Take care of cars a little better than these other guys. Yup come the end of Irani makes up some ground so thanks could be in good shape. Come INTO THE PHRASE. Mike poured crew chief for Bill Elliott. Having a good run here this afternoon. Just kind of pacing himself taking his time staying out of trouble making sure he can stay around the top five or six. And that's what he's been able to do all day long. Pretty good ray shaping up between todd would either rides forth and Johnny Benson who right fifth. They've been getting a little bit closer together each time around as a swing off down toward turns one and two here comes Johnny Benson to the end side. He's been working the bottom of the race track all day and doing it. Well as off again Benson picks up fourth off the single file racing down the backstretch about two carling separate those competitors Johnny Benson and todd. Todd I tried to close the gap into turn three nothing. Doing however is Johnny Benson is really handling well through turns three and four minutes and squeezes inside of the slower car of Jeff Burton involved at a crash on the very first laugh this afternoon. Burke gives them plenty of raising room. Benson gets by there. Goes Todd Bodine? And the lapped car of Ricky Rudd which off about Ron Today. The Great Day he's having showing up at the seventh spot right now. Winston Kelly is in his pit. I don't guess it should be any surprise after running. Well he's been here six times in Winston West craftsman truck for the Busch series and has never finished outside of the top ten started twelfth. Currently running seven Philippe guys gotta get run on what they said about the handling this run. I like the car town pretty good. You're just a little conservative on the year choice. I guess hurt them straight away but I mean the car going. Good good for the whole long run. So does that rain fakes out how much longer we look in before you come in for a pit stop well. We didn't come in with the rest of the last time. So we're probably GONNA come in a little early in sixteen Felipe Lopez Broucek on the car. Looks like we're about fifteen laps away from the conceico Pontiac coming in the A J foyt team a lot of smiles in here like in what they're saying from their driver and their team today the Varta between first and second is shrinking even more bill Elliott starting to close it right up all the rear deck just about of the car Mark Martin and again that was nearly three and a half seconds as few laps ago Barney. Now it's a matter of fact it's three tenths of a second the margin for first second. We said a moment ago. Despite the fact that little sheet metal damage to the right side of the car he was still about as quick as anything out there. That has brought a smile to Stephen. Yokich the president of the UAW international here with us in the booth this afternoon dodgers doing pretty well while we saw really great to go go up there. Jones and later just kind of hope he wins. I think you guys have really done your homework on the Dodge program when you came Daytona and all ten cars made the field with a brand new product out there for the first time that oppressed. Everybody we're all unsure that a little bit of that goes to the people that are doing the work for us and you know the planning they did before we got here and so we're very happy about how it happened. Could had a better man than ray ever happen to hit that program. He sure as a prince and your car is taking the lead. Bill Elliott just took over the top spot. How about that? Well that's great and I'm sure they're all excited down there sweet. Maybe you brought him good luck by coming up to visit with us. I hope so. You guys have had a lot of fun with this program that they tone during the running of the five hundred. The whole town was painted up banners hanging out over the place. It looks like you're really getting around what you're doing here. Well it's great and our you know our membership or the biggest fans in the World Nascar and they always will be a Ula hell members out there that come to these races and listened to the races and watch. Tv and a lot of our crossover just loved her. But Eighty two thousand author probably more than half. And we're watching right now. Stephen we appreciate your support of NASCAR competition. Look forward to seeing you some of the future races and maybe the dodge can go to victory lane for the first time here this afternoon. Thanks for stopping by thank you. Bill ELLIOTT ALBA LEAD HERE IN LAS. Vegas laughed one forty seven. Say The safety of you and your family rides on your brakes. Have you had your brakes check lately? See a professional technician and don't compromise on quality and safety insist on Rebecca's professional grade breaks the d three certified to be consistent with federal safety standards. Ask for best to stay a brace. If you didn't visit Talladega superspeedway. Last season you miss forty nine breathtakingly changes among twenty-one drivers by scattered of the lead there hanging fenders for the lead into turn one forty for the top spot. You missed the twenty-six car freight train dicing for the win on the final lap of Shy themselves here at Talladega. Don't Miss Track attack weekend. April nineteen twenty second. Call two five six three six to brace for purchase online at Talladega superspeedway DOT com. Bill Elliott took the lead a moment ago and the fans. Love it here at Las Vegas Motor speedway. Bill Elliott leads Mark Martin Johnny Benson Sterling Marlin and Todd Bodine from the Las Vegas Motor. Speedway this is Mr in radio back. The Las Vegas Motor speedway. We are seeing a few pitstops being made right now. We'll see quite a few more probably in the next ten or fifteen laps. Kurt Busch was in just a moment ago. Back US in front of Jim Phillips. Right now Jesse. Is Routine Service You're on that one. I thought maybe these teams that go a little bit farther We had Stacey confident lamp one fifty. He's already gone down a little bit earlier than we thought. But they are anyway. Bill Elliott continues to lead mark. Martin Second Johnny Benson Third Sterling his fourth. He's having a strong run here this afternoon. Also Todd Bohdan currently rides fifty of Ron Horn. Today six we talked about Rhonda. What a good day. He's having. Dale Jarrett is back up to seventh BOB IN THE. Bonnie currently is eighth and Jeff. Gordon is night than Steve Park. That's our top ten birch. Stop now also the car. Putt strip on pit road. Dave Laney is in it. Craig Armstrong early stopped for Dale Earnhardt Jr. few ago. What's problem there for a little earlier than they projected no real problem? Dale Earnhardt Jr. with reporting a little bit of a vibration out of the Budweiser Chevrolet. It got a little bit worse. He assumed it was a tire problem. They've got four to Goodyear Eagles on the thing a little bit of an air pressure adjustment. No other adjustments to the to the Chevrolet and they've got him out and back on the racetrack very very good stop form. Here's Ricky Rudd peeling off the banking coming down the pit lane. He cut a tire early in the race. Lost a lap has been battling back ever since Jeff Gordon. One of the noble five contenders makes his pit stop on lap number. One fifty five as Bill Elliott continues to show the way Jeff Phillips. I guess we'll see quite a few of the other drivers coming in the next five or ten laps. I expect so joe I think you go see all of them in real quick. There's all the tires up on the wall and getting ready to make this pissed off your comes. Gordon comes in spruce gets the car rolled down. Really Nice stops and they go to work on the right side pumps the Jack. I got seventy. Six field is Roly Ed and the board is out for the other cruise. Down the pit lane for Casey. Atwood others now. The left side on the car. Elliott's a little bit longer probably other fuel four project. Lord's love cars in front of Winston Kelly. One of those Johnny Benson has been having a good run going a Put on the right side tires. I can't seventy six fields going in Ron holiday. Critique told us they'd be coming in between one fifty five and one sixty right on the money one fifty five pros as pontiacs on pit road four tires for Johnny Benson. He's down to eight seconds at mark. Mark pulls away in front of Jim Phillips. Parts through a service that he is down and he is away. Here's Casey Atwood feeling the pinch like now. You're selling your bill. Eliot F fits right now. They go to work on the right side of Elliott's dot big tire marker. The whiteside hasn't affected me so far. Your Come Steve. Park down the pit lane. What are the continues today to win this race? Screw around on the left side changing left side tires cleaning the windshield. Fifty point five of the stop for Elliot. Craig Armstrong returned. Labonte in and out with four tires. Seventy six racing gasoline likewise Mike Wallace was in just a moment ago Sterling. Marlin just left his bid area after four tire. Change also Ken schrader right and getting some service. They finish up on the left side. Ken Traders often away. Dale Jarrett is on pit road. So is Tony. Stewart Trader Briggs his car into Spencer's in the pits. Here comes Jerry Naidoo it. Let's go back to Winston Kelly. Aj's going to work on the right side of that Brown and White Ford. They got the right side tires on very abuse. Now swings around to the left side is GonNa pump it up by our during the duty on the front side of the Car Kevin Gilliam on the rear rear tyres as CEO Chair at Kohl's away they try to tighten it up. Fifteen point six two seconds. Good stop there. Tony Stewart four tires and fuel. They're also very good. Stop couple of laps ago for Bobby. Labonte fifty point nine seconds Jerry. Naidu pulls away. You'RE GONNA start but on yesterday's winter he's got a good run today. They're gonNA make a track bar just mathias. Not when I screw working on the right side of the car toppled. Don had been the leader. Now that he is in the pit stale chair will cycle around and become the leader. Tony Stewart was on pit road just a moment ago also and Dale Earnhardt. Jr. So it will now be Dale Jarrett in the lead character of the top spot. Once again has a healthy margin over the second place car which cycle around to be Mark Martin Sterling Marlin. Who Fall in line in the fourth position with Bill Elliott in V? Six's Johnny Benson Seventh. Is Kurt Busch Eight? This Dale Jarrett. Nine Bob the body and ten is Jeff Gordon Nobu five contenders the leaders of those right now. Art Jeff Gordon who runs Mike Skinner? Who's at seventeenth now? Falling to Eighteenth Terry Labonte. Who'S A TWENTY-THIRD KENNY? Wallace in thirty-second Joe Nemechek. Who's out of the race after a crash early on here this afternoon Rusty Wallace? If you wondered why we're not talking about rusty. He has retired his car for the day. He did it very early. Pudding only a few laps on the board eight. As a matter of fact when he got caught up in a crash over intern Jeremy Mayfield involved in that one also not talking about Jerry. They will finish forty second and forty third. Ricky Craven took his car garage area. It's been a lot of laps back there. He currently is showing forty. I Brett Bodine spent quite a bit of time behind the pit wall in the garage area also Brett currently has forty. He's been on the race track a few times in and out. Jeff Burton has been back on the speedway. He is showing some eighty plus laps. Down Right Actually. About Seventy strictly turn for. He smacked the wall with the white side of the car. He's trying to get wound down locking up the front end and he's right at the entrance of the pets. Hud Strickland slapping the wall outside of turn four on speedway again. It comes out at left one sixty. It will be the fifth one a day. Let's go back to turn three pot strickland just trying to go. She turns three and four here. He was running side by side. No contact was made car slid out to the right side. Walla Walla with the right side of the car crews now looking over the machines with your body damage on road cautioned on the speedway it left one sixty. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Leads here at Las Vegas Eleven thousand nine hundred eighty seven patches of rubber and Tea Monte Carlo Captured Tops sinks and Aleka. Four hundred and eighty-one checkered flags. That's number fifty for Jordan seventeen manufacturer's championships one team team monte-carlo the team with a winning car in Nascar Winston Cup history. And what they're gonNA be tough to me Monte Carlo. The cars more champions depend on Chevy. We'll be there inside the non stop action on race. Weekly did inside. The years highlights did inside the team spans engaged only at the Fisher America Online Saturday. Art Seventeen Nascar. Busch series racing from the Darlington. Raceway live coverage of the Sun Com. Two hundred begins at three. Pm Eastern on M. R. N. radio at Las Vegas Motor speedway. We're under caution for the fifth time this afternoon. After hut strickland hit the wall in the hills. Brothers Coffee Ford intern before and now some of the front runners are coming in including race leader. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Let's cover that stop. He's in for right side tires. Other going to the left side apparent adjustments other than possibly again air pressure. Put it off. He was just in for a green flagstaff. Dale Earnhardt Jr. often away also and Matt Kansas. The car of Jerry Naidoo Makes Stop Jimmy. Spencer is in. Here's Ward Burton rolling to his pit. Stop along with Steve Park. Jim Phillips as the Park you lost a lot of track vision. That last pitstop Joe when he stalled his car putting gasoline only St Mark's Car Robert Pressley is getting right side tires. Wartburg getting right side tires. Let's see this around for four. Yes they do on both Presley and Burton. Also Elliott. Sadler makes a stop. Terry Labonte is in and the car of Kevin Harvick in his pit stall from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is our radio under caution for the fifth time this afternoon. The Las Vegas Motor speedway and the running of the U. A. W. I'm Chrysler four hundred forgetting right down to it. One hundred and four laps to go mark. Martin has taken over the lead since Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Came in and made stops under the caution flag it sterling Marlin second Johnny Pinson Third Bill Elliott fourth and Kurt. Busch is V two dodges among the front five. And that is put a big smile to face of Gary Hinson the executive vice president of manufacturing for DaimlerChrysler. You guys must be pretty happy. Hey color is pink. I mean we are just excited. This has really been a great day as a great advantage. We're just honored that we were able to sponsor we knew you guys were for real when you hired a guy like ray over and have to get back your your lead dodge team but the other cars that came along as well then we started seeing how things are going to row with bill winning a pole down at Daytona a good performance at Rockingham. You guys were fast and practice yesterday and if led some today looks like it's absolutely Raise just a great team leader He's a rookie as he says he's got a rookie crews and the rookie drivers but What a great great team together do you involve the fans a lot in different programs with your dealerships throughout the country on this absolutely i. It is really created a lot of excitement. among car dodge dealers To to think that they're backing into racing and dodgers right proud to be there because done a great job with the program. We were talking about that a little bit earlier to come up with a completely new program and come to Daytona and get all ten of your car's in the field. Somebody did a lot homework. Well you know Ray. He's just the first class guy and he's he's an organizer but but he's a humble guy he says. I'm I'm a rookie. I'm a rookie team owner. But we're going to get there and he said we're GONNA win. Is THE PLAN WORKING? People buying dodgers because this well like Ray says you win. Have good showing on Sunday. And you sell cars on Monday and We think we're there outstanding Gary. Thanks so much for coming in now. You're going to be cheering on. Bill Elliott the rest of your dodgers out there which are looking good here today in your race the UAW Dyma- Chrysler four hundred. Thank you very much. Gary Henson Executive Vice President of manufacturing for DaimlerChrysler. We're half laugh going back onto the green flag field. Get ready to go back to green mark. Martin Leads Sterling. Marlin the second Johnny Benson third. Bill Elliott we start fourth and Kurt Busch Fifth Dale Jarrett. Six Jeff Gordon Seventh Bobby. The body eighth ninth will be todd. Bodine's tenth will be Ron Hornets. Then Tony Stewart Eleventh Kevin Harvick Twelfth Michael Waltrip thirteenth. Mike Skinner Fourteenth Dale Earnhardt Jr. Round out the top fifteen but pretty good race all day long The field is state fairly bus a couple of times. We've had a couple of guys that got away from the field. Dale Jarrett did at one time. Todd Bodine did at one time and Mark Martin had a pretty good lead a moment ago but right now with this cautions put everybody back together. Going to be a big line of traffic elaborate more down down to the inside of the leader of the lead pack. So they're going to scramble heart as they go to turn one green flag and earmark mark good restart jumps away from Sterling Marlin by two three colleagues as they race off to turn over one lap. Traffic IS GONNA come into play in the form of Jason Leffler. Casey Atwood Kin schrader that lap traffic which is occupying the inside lane here second-placed by Mark Mark Martin denigrate jump on the restart has about three Carleen over sterling. Marlin down the backstretch. Johnny Benson takes a quick look to the inside from the third spot. Bill Elliott a ways back and forth. Kurt Busch filling up his mirror single file for the top three cars author Elliot. Kurt Busch fifth try to clear themselves of lap traffic before the front three. Get Away and they're starting to move out. Mark Martin Sterling Marlin and Johnny Benson here sterling starting to put some pressure on Martin for the lead. Here comes silver dodge right up behind mark? Morton's Ford Johnny Benson's Pontiac also looming threat. He's racing back yard. Thrilling Marlin tried to get off of turn two down low. Nothing doing now. He slots behind Mark Martin right up on the rear bumper. Now that car Johnny Benson to Carling's often the third position Marlin riding in the tire tracks of Mark Martin. Slight contact is made. Martin gets loose their side by side. Mark Martin goes high down to the bottom of the race track go sterling Marlin. He's got the lead now. Johnny Benson starts to work on mark. Martin he may have thought to taking second place away as the top three. Go to turn one here. Comes Johnny Benson flashing by to Martin's inside so move Benson up to second relegate mortensen third and then they're side by side racing off turn to Sterling? Marlin tries to pull away by about five or six colleagues over the second spot of Johnny Benson. Mark Martin Rise in third fans come to their feet four sterling Marlin Bill Elliott. Still Rides in the fourth position becomes the tenth different leader of the race today. Fourteen lead changes already a very competitive race in the way. It's going macy fourteen more but for now barnum against pull away. He's got five carling. So Mark Martin and Johnny Benson is there in between those two racing back into turn number. Two Bill Eliot had been racing alongside Kurt Busch but in the fourth position that goes away and now straightens out ankle. We'll continue to follow that fight for fourth however Bill Elliott has got it. Kurt Busch wanted. He's only about two and a half car links off the rear bumper of the dodgers. Bill Elliott Elliott rides the Middle Group. Kurt Busch trying to keep it down low slides a little bit. I single file for the forest where they work off. Turn four and back down to the line kind of watching Jeff Gordon back there. A moment ago he was caught up in a heavy pack traffic. Just kind of took his time getting out of it. Had a couple of close calls going through both is racetrack now. He's got clear sailing on the leaders. He Brings Dale Jarrett with him. And Turn to Jeff Gordon in the six position. Dale Jarrett in seven now. Serving up behind the casing. Have Be Jeff Gordon with about five car links in Hanover. Dale Jarrett Jared not making much impression as they get into the turn. Your leader is still Johnny Benson Rides and second Robert. Pressley was running in the sixteenth position. Just had a problem. He's falling all the way back in the field now to pop up on the scoring monitor back here and about the twenty third spots will follow up on that story in a few moments we have ninety seven laps to go and it Sterling. Marlin showing the way Johnny Benson is second mark. Martin Third Bill Elliott fourth and Kurt Busch v Necks. Car Live and in person. Hundreds of miles on heart pounding. Ringing power sissies crybabies Daeho and keep your wimpy filters out of our race guard. This is Joe Gibbs. We depend on which filter they captured. Forty five percent more dirt and last thirty percent longer than the leading national brand weeks built for Nascar and your car day. I'm Dennis and I'm a Winston Cup hero. You haven't heard me because I've never won a race or qualified for one. Actually I've never been in a race car but every week I'm at the track see Pfizer's create a tune-up for life a program to help men stay healthy look for the Pfizer. Men's health trailer at Winston Cup events for free screenings on blood pressure and cholesterol and information on sexual health. Look for me too because I'm the guy driving trailer. But that's only until I get my race car so tuneup for Life Dukes. And I'll see you at the track. Sterling Bala take at the top spot on its moved out by a full second over. Johnny Vincent Ninety five laps to go from the Las Vegas Motor speedway. This are in radio DaimlerChrysler. Four hundred is brought to you by Husqvarna the forest lawn and garden equipment of Nascar by which filters the filters officially licensed by NASCAR WICKS FOR NASCAR and your car by seventy-six products makers of the official fuel of NASCAR and by the wide track Grand Prix wider is better sterling Marlin. Try TO CHECK OUT ON everybody over and turn to. And he's got a pretty healthy lead over. Johnny Vincent the advantage a dozen car legs on the backstretch down the backstretch. Johnny Benson is in second last time through here. Benson had kind of a nasty twitch to the front end of the car although he maintained control. Mark Martin now riding in third about two and a half garlic's there's a problem for bobby. Labonte the Witch Cup champion. From last season he is slow to the race. Track dropped back in the pack continues to lose positions as a field goes storming by him over an internal her. Mike Wallace and turned four. He got. He's in a spin fairly. Taft the outside with the rear end of the car. Now he dribbles down the banking almost collected by Ryan Newman. Mike Wallace Spin here at turn. Four cautioned on the speedway Mike Wallace. Very lucky there. He did get clip from behind. That's what set him up into the outside wall but he also bounced off. That wall two went right down through the middle of the field and more than a dozen cars great job keeping from making a collision with. Let's go back to turn three. I'll tell you Mike Wallace was in a pack of five or six cars here and you can get some help from behind. Wasn't a broad slide. All the way through turn four slit up the banking just barely tapping the outside their slight cosmetic damage to the rear end of that machine but Mike Wallace got it back and he's underway again. So let caution. Flag comes out for the sixth time this afternoon. As Mike Wallace gets in trouble over a turnover four might be a good opportunity for Bobby Labonte. Whatever the problem was on his car this may give him a chance to come down to the pit lane and take care of it. He is still on the lead lap. Bobby Labonte now showed in the twenty second position check. That is twenty first. Let's go to western Kelly fuel starvation. Promise not getting enough fuel. The fuel pressures fluctuating. So they're going to check the fuel lines fuel pumps and everything. Butch Hilton. Some of the boys out there on pit road waiting for Bob to come down. See if they can get this problem corrected. So this caution flag could be a huge break for the two thousand series champion. Everybody's GonNa be diving onto pit road. We'll remind you the chase for the two thousand one. Nascar weekly racing series. National Championship is underway at nearly one hundred local hometown. Racetracks in thirty six states drivers in ten regions around the country are competing for the coveted. Nascar weekly Racing Series National Championship. More than a million dollars in awards are on the line to see some of the nation's most exciting weekly short track racing contact Nascar Public Relations in Daytona Beach Florida or visit NASCAR DOT com or America Online. Keyword NASCAR a stampede. On Pit Road here. They come down Sterling. Marlin I end leading Johnny Benson Mark. Martin is in Bill Elliott Jeff Gordon. Kurt Busch Dale Jarrett. Everybody coming in to make their stops here a lap. One seventy eight under the caution flag. Go to western Kelly Johnny Bench and the first to make you stop just behind him has taught. But they will jared just in front of him across the pit opening bobby. Tamales group opening up the hood. They're also going into the trunk section to see what kind of fuel problem they've got their Jerry. Nato the first down on the way on the midsection of Monroe's Tim said Mark Martin visit so as Bill Elliott. Warburton Presley is in the area. We've got Bobby Hamilton the bush. Jeff Gordon all theme park called these cars. Kevin Harvick four tires seventy six fuel down away now. Down to Craig Armstrong Mike. Wallace is in there doing some major work on the back of that car. She is trying to get out of the pit area. It's not gonNA happen right away because there is a lot of work to be done. The right rear. That car looks like Jerry. Naidoo was first off. Pit Road to get the service. He'll pull back onto the race track and now the second wave of stops will begin those cars that are down a lap or more will come in and get service for their machines with now. Eighty nine laps to go. But it's one of those races Barney where you've seen certain guys strong portion of the race and not quite as strong and other parts where they come to make their service get Fresh rubber all the cars. It can certainly make a lot of difference. Well I think we've got one more out of pitstops assuming this race stays green and certainly will have to come in with more time. They can't make it on fuel and what you do that. Last pitstop is going to determine probably stays up if you make the right adjustments as we said we first came on the air. This is a race track that demands a good handling racecar. And if you go the wrong way whether it's on tires or anything else you're not going to win the race here at Las Vegas Motor speedway that race off pit road laws one by Jerry. Lee Do coming out right behind him with Sterling Marlin Than Jeff Gordon and Jeff was dropping back a little bit so break for him Dale Jarrett will resurface in fourth place. Right now and Bill Elliott will be the top five after this round of pitstops some more stops for the lap cars. Let's go back down to Winston Kelly one of those this Joe Nemechek. Who had some problems earlier? Ricky Rudd pulls away still trying to find out what the fuel problem is on Bobby. Lonnie's car they just send him back out and Jimmy by car. The crew chief said gun it down the back straightaway safe. That gives us any kind of idea why they've lost fuel pressure and keeps fluctuating on the interstate. Batteries car bobby. Back Down Pit road one more time if they can find out what the problem is the body having problems here at lap. One seventy nine. It's giving the full rundown on an apple. Leaderboard it is Jerry. Naidu beat them all off pit road. He takes over the lead and becomes the eleventh different driver to lead today's race sterling. Marlin comes out. Second Jeff Gordon. One of the no bull five contenders. He's third now. Dale Jarrett is fourth. Bill Eliot is fifth. Kurt Busch is shown at six now with Johnny Benson. Seventh Barton is eight ninth. Is Todd Bodine a tenth another noble five contender? Mike Skinner Running Eleventh Matt. Kenseth twelfth is Kevin Harvick thirteenth. Steve Park Fourteenth Tony Stewart Fifteenth. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Sixteenth Elliott Sadler Seventeenth. Is Jimmy Spencer? Michael Waltrip Schoener. Eighteenth Nineteenth. Is Ron Hornby and Terry. Labonte is twentieth twenty-first. Now is a car Robert. Pressley twenty seconds Ward Burton. Twenty-third is bobby. The body those the cars now on the lead lap. One lap down in twenty. Fourth's Casey Atwood Day flannel twenty-fifth Ricky Rudd twenty-six twenty-seventh. This Kenny Schrader twenty-eight this Buckshot Jones twenty-ninth Stacy Compton thirtieth is Ryan Newman. Bobby Hamilton shown in thirty first. Jason Leffler thirty-second Kitty. Wallace's thirty third. Mike Wallace's thirty fourth robby. Gordon is thirty fifth and Hud Strickland. Thirty-six still standing on pit road. Joe Nemechek in the garage eastern thirty seventh along with John Andretti. Jeff Burton Brett Bodine. Ricky Craven Jeremy Mayfield and Rusty Wallace under the caution flag with eighty-seven laps to go at Las Vegas. There is no such things. Extremists car. Thrillseekers don't Bungee jump from speeding cars at Daytona. Scabby Mountain bikers was strange. Tattoos don't hop between car tops at Vegas. No there is no such thing as extreme NASCAR BECAUSE NASCAR is already as extreme as gets temperatures over one tenth speeds over one nine. Heck those guys were fired pursuits now. That's extreme and under extreme conditions. Dehydrate fast extremely fast. 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Jeff Gordon is third. Dale Jarrett is fourth. Bill Elliott's fifth. Is They work off? Turn four and head into the trial will get ready to restart the race with Jerry. Do leader now. He only took two tires. I want to go got him back out on the pit out of pits. I let's see if it's GONNA pay off for him on the restart right now. Green flag goes on the air and they knew is gone like a Jack. Remmy gets ahead of everybody up there and put the lap car. Ricky Rudd between himself and the rest of the field is turned to going to be up to second place. Sterling Marlin to set to work to find a way to get around rod slap car and Marlin is not close enough to make a pass down the backstretch Jerry. Nato continues to run away and hide second spotted Sterling Marlin but only about a car length and a half off his rear deck. Is Jeff Gordon in third spot? Fourth is Dale Jarrett Fifth. Doing a great job is Kurt. Jared goes to the outside of Ken Schrader slap car. Kurt Busch doesn't nail to his bumper. Literally PUSHING HIM OFF. Turn four back to the start. Finish LINE UP FRONT JERRY. Nato continues to put away five Carlex Napa lead that he has all the lapped car of Ricky Rudd Than Sterling Marlin second had so far Marlin has been unable to catch off the road trying to get around his latte machine on the Baxter single file racing from second on back that would be sterling Marlin. Jeff Gordon Dale Jarrett in about four carling's back is Kurt. Busch fifth spot. Six is Johnny Benson. He's got Bill Elliott on his tail as they exit. Hey Bill Eliot is seventh mark. Martin Rides Eighth. Todd Bodine's night and Mike Skinner make up the top ten now. Jeff Gordon's looking good for that noble five million dollar bonus from rjr up in Winston Salem North Carolina. He currently is having a strong run driving. A BERRY. Calculated race here this afternoon. He's and turn to working very well. Dale Jarrett you've got Gordon and thirty. Jarrett Behind Him Jeff Gordon shuttled her. This would be for the fifth spot. There wheel the wheel side-by-side down the backstretch Kip the spot. The ball died as he's able to power into turn on having a heck of a weekend here at the Las Vegas Motor speedway came here yesterday and one Busch Grand National Race. The SAM's town three hundred and just pretty well dominated it for the most part of the day. They had a lug nut popoff on pit road and dropped way back in the field still was able to come back and win is having a great run here this afternoon. Don't count him out of a shot to win this thing as he worked his way over to turn to. Here's Bo dyn in fifth spot. Now after having dispensed with Kurt Busch Todd. Bodine now running by himself in that spot but it looks like he's gaining and gaining quickly on the fourth position. Jerry with Kurt busch seeing another challengers Johnny Benson this Pontiac. Trying to get it wild up off. Turn four pull the inside and complete the past for the six position. Bits and not quite able to squeeze at by their. He's gotTa look back and be worried about though Mark Barton's porn on this team right behind. Have they come back and turn Benson angles the nose of his Pontiac into the passing lane working down low? Where he's been strong all this would be for the sixth spot. Johnny Benson still looking at the inside going to try to Kurt. Busch into the corner does so gets his right front fender underneath a left record of Bush and bill right around. All the way turns three and four side-by-side come off the corner exactly door to door and race down the line. Meanwhile back at the front of the field second and third place or chasing down the leader Gerry Naidu. They made up a lot of ground last time around their back into Sterling Marlin and Second Jeff Gordon third. They've been racing. Those detail polling each other toward the front of the pack off turn to do though blasting down the backstretch right behind him the latte machine of brick road and it's only about five to six car lengths back to the second spot of Sterling Marlin and Jeff Gordon. You're right Barney. They are gaining in gaining in a hurry Johnny Benson in his picked off the six position. Bark. Martin has gone by it. Grab the seventh spot. Hurt Bush starting to fall back a little bit. He's in the eighth position and Bill Elliott. Now closing in on him. Let's go to pit road another update on the eighteen on Bobby. The Bonnie's car you've got a fuel pick up problem Joe. They may have further problems. Reported smoke from the pipe for last time around. He seems to be further off the pace. But Mark Cronquist the crew chief engine builder on the car. Notice there's a fuel flapper about halfway down. That helps control the fuel flow. It started having problems with the field pressure when they're about halfway through a run so they think that might be the problem with. They may have a bigger problem as off the pace more the two thousand dollars to go camping. They follow all the way back to twenty third position. He still showing on the tail end of the lead lap right now but he is losing ground. They can't cure that problem. Bobby's not going to have a good finish here Las Vegas this afternoon. One hundred and ninety four laps around the board seventy three to go. Jerry Naidoo continues to lead Sterling. Marlin the Jeff Gordon. Trying to really man. Dale Jarrett still very strong out there. Todd Bodine's has been very impressive all day. Long really can't say enough about it. That team right now. So good to see those guys after they got off to a tough start at Daytona not making the field for the Daytona. Five hundred and of course. Everybody has high hopes for his part of the season to come out of the box and do well. They missed the first race but didn't let it get to him. Came back at Rockingham at a decent run there and now are back in the thick of things. You're trying to put it together today. And Looking Pretty Doggone good. Ricky Rudd is look at good to all of a sudden trying to get back on the lead lap on the back straightaway. He is doing a very good job at the inside of Jerry Naidu. Nato is a little bit off the pace the earlier pace that he had after the green flag restart now sterling. Marlin closes the gap. Jerry NAIDU WITH RICKY. Rudd down to the inside of the leader Cherry. Nato is going to run a little bit slower and is allowed sterling. Marlin Jeff Gordon to get right up there now ricky. Still trying to get back to go back to one and second and third close in on the leader and the quickly rushing up behind Mike Wallace's lap car jerry. Naidu goes wide goes low as they move off. Turn to Ricky Rudd still at the left. Elbow Jerry Naidu now sterling. Marlin hasn't with that and Roger Slots right in front of thrilling Marlin close moment there for Sterling. Marlin down the backstretch. But everybody's okay nate. You still hold down the Lee Jeff. Gordon isn't change for the fourth position as Topo dime went to the inside of Dale Jarrett completed that passed on the last lap back in front of the pack. It is Jerry NATO show in the way but the race now is for the second spot. Jeff Gordon trying to get by Sterling Marlin. There's been a lot of shuffling going on Joe but so far no change in position. That may change. Here's Jordan closing up again behind. Marlin Sterling Marlin has tried to catch Jerry. Naidu but I gotTA figure out a way round the lap car of Ricky Rudd. Who's really running in a very very quick pace. Todd Bodine is all by himself in fourth over. Dale Jarrett is catching him from the fifth position. Got About five cars up in the lead. Pack all very strong particularly the front four at present Jerry Naidoo Sterling Marlin Jeff Gordon and Todd Bodine. Todd is making up a little ground to GONNA get up there and be a player very shortly as they all go back turn one wants Tahoe. Died got around Dale Jarrett now. He's got clear racetrack ahead of him to try to Real Jeff Gordon. That would be eventually a battle for third todd. Bodine in the fourth spot is quickly getting some company in the form of the ups machine of Dale Jarrett. Jared cuts down five car lengths down to four now down to three and a half into turns three and four todd gone looks and his room here as the face of Dale Jarrett brought. Here's Ricky Rudd once again trying to get back Taylor on the lead lap racist Jerry native to the line it just by inches does get out in front although NATO pulls even again going to turn one. We have sixty eight laps to go Jerry Naidoo over Sterling Marlin Jeff. Gordon Dabo died and Dale Jarrett. Louis ready for this weekend this weekend. The ferrets getting a case of Bud and having a party believed as a ferret. Who's coming to this party? A yours care. But she say you're saying visa fine looking weasels some iguanas Anita. Good man. He's like a Mongoose named shake a booty on the dance floor. Okay okay take a cold shower. Squeaky Heiser Bush Saint Louis Missouri. But a new belt is ninety. Eight regal and Napa auto parts are impressed. We're impressed with his grit and determination and with his can-do attitude done to us filled until you can't put a belt for ninety four on the on a ninety eight regal. Guess we're right where not only carry the right part of the know how to make yours? That's what you leave. The store with Napa Keep America race with the lead is on the Las Vegas Motor speedway Sterling Marlin gotta run going the last lap off turnover to trying to squeeze by Jerry Naidu Native. Beat him to the line. Mcfarland finally now passes him on the back straightaway from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this Zim. Our end radio back in the Las Vegas Motor speedway running the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred. We have seen quite a very competitive race today. Seventeen lead changes so far among eleven drivers most recently at a Sterling. Marlin taking over the top spot. He's led to time today for a total of thirteen laps. Most recently taking the lead on lap. One seventy nine later for the race is Mark Martin. Who's led fifty four laps? So far our cars running on the lead lap currently twenty we've had cautions wave six times for twenty five laps and Marlin and forget the top spot. Barney starting to move away. That's been the trend all day long. It looks like whoever gets the lead and gets out there and clean air with no traffic directly ahead can pull away by anywhere from the second to even a little bit more. That's been the trend all day long. I just wonder if that's going to be the key in this thing. That final pitstop. Who ever beats everybody off pit road and gets out there with just a few laps to go make a big difference because everybody when they can run by their self and their leading is able to stay out there but when they catch packet. Traffic can have run and traffic than it seems. The other cars are able to chase them down the leaders in two. And here's thurlow corner and onto the backstretch. He's got a huge lead over the second spot of Jeff Gordon. I got Todd Bodine. We're GONNA keep an eye on that machine. Todd has been picking off position seemingly at will. Currently he rides on the third spot. You'll have to get around before it can take on. Jeff Jarrett's back in the fourth position. Jerry Naidu who was leading fallen back to the fifth position. Now six is Johnny Vincent Seventh. This Mark Martin Eight. Kurt Busch night. This Kevin Harvick content Steve Park taking your further down the Napa leaderboard in the eleventh position as Bill Elliott dwelt as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Thirteenth is Ron Morte fourteenth spikes getter fifteenth. Is Jimmy Spencer? Running sixteenth is Matt Kenseth Seventeenth. Is Tony Stewart? Eighteenth Robert Pressley Elliott. Sadler is nineteenth and twentieth. Now is Michael Waltrip Napa auto parts where NASCAR fans get their parts and Jeff Gordon. Just real steady all day long has worked his way up into the number two position now behind Sterling Marlin. They work their way back into turnover. One although Marlin has pulled away from Jeff last couple of laps around by almost a second and a half is one four. Tenths seconds ahead. They're back into also keeping an eye on that third-place Situation Barney. You've got todd. Aaron Third Dale Jarrett continues to pursue him off turn to Dale Jarrett starting to make a race of it from that fourth spot deal Jerick closing. The gap is about two and a half car links. Jared able to ride a lower line then. Is Todd again ricky. Rudd right in front of them as far afield about Bobby. The bodies problems. He has now lost lead laps so running around at reduced speed and fuel pickup problems on the interstate batteries. Pontiac if continued to try to work on that but body. The body does not having a very good day here in the last twenty or thirty minutes. Upfront Sterling. Marlin his lead a second and a half over. Jeff Gordon who's up to the second spot. You Got Todd Bodine back to third at Dale Jarrett closing in from fourth coming into a House. Return writing that fourth spot. This spot looking pretty good between Johnny Benson. Jerry Naidu Vincent got around. You was able to hold onto the bumper. That valvoline issue one hundred. What's that two hundred nine laps on the school board here at Las Vegas? Jim Phillips any indication when these teams if this race stays green might make that final pitstop. We'll talk to him before the race Some of them said they could go sixty sixty three laps. Maybe a little bit more than that They said the conservative way would be sixty laugh. So it's according to what school quoting the handling of where you're at on the race track but About sixty laps on this. I expect to see people peeling off the lady a little earlier for some of these teams because they know one more stop they could make. It should be coming up here before too far away. Then because two hundred ten laps on the scoreboard right now Sterling Marlin Jeff Gordon. Todd is Dale Jarrett Johnny Benson the top five. Those five have been up in the front of the field most of the day. Jerry Naidu had a great run. He led some of the race. Martin led a great portion of it. Also Kurt Busch. We talked about just having a great day here. Kevin Harvick another rookie. Who has come along this year back for the last three years? It seems to me like we've had probably the best prop rookies. You can have all three years. The guys come in used to. It was unheard of for rookie to even think about winning race now common. Yeah think what's going on is the fact that they are a lot better race teams involved in Nascar West Cup racing and it doesn't matter if it's a veteran driver or rookie driver you're gonNA perform at a certain level and some of the top teams starting to look for younger talent coming into the series sort of the changing of the guard that we'd look at every few years in the series it and I think that They're looking for young talented drivers or look at the various series. Not only in the NASCAR Busch series and NASCAR Gatorade all pro series Some of the other series the NASCAR but also to open wheel racing places. Where drivers like Jeff Gordon came from Jason Leffler? Some of these up and coming drivers finding amount of talent putting them in good equipment and the results are that they're doing a good job and do it well at these races. If that analogy applies to radio broadcasting. I'm in trouble. Is that what you're saying didn't exactly Puerto to you but well let's see what's going on now sterling. Marlin continues to walk away from the field. Jeff Gordon one of the no bull five contenders which. We haven't talked about a whole lot today. Coast Gordon laid back most of the race. It appears he started four on the steam here the closing laps of the race and And it and it appears that it's working for him. Todd Bodine talked about having such a great run today. Dale Jarrett was closed on him for a while. Kurt Becker but looks like now. Dj is back a little bit behind. Tom You're in the situation. Stabilized for the moment line in the third position with Jarrett behind him to three then. There's a gap of another ten expected. Johnny Benson and fifth on the back straightaway. Field is pretty. Well spread out all the way around the racetrack here in Las Vegas Sterling. Marlin continues to lead just as an observation look into the cockpit as they fly by Sterling Marlin's hands fairly working real at all. He's got a great handling car here in Las Vegas about any line. He wants to whether it needs to pass some of that traffic high or low. He's able to do it and what's to Kelly? We talked to a few minutes ago about the fact that some of the teams had said our car needs to be out front in clean air. Is that what you're hearing down there because generally what? We're hearing a lot of the places that we go Barney now with. The air dynamics being so important that clean air means that they're not getting buffeted around or pushed around by some of the other cars on the race track. Let's find out Johnny Benson's team doing right now. James Insecurity you guys have had a good run going all day long. He slipped back a little bit going back to the front and now then let's say right now the cars type for it's it's not bad we're GONNA try and make one more adjustment here at the end and try to get up there and win the single. How much longer can you stay after winter? We look for the last bits off on another thirty laps. Asked the thoughts of James Ants with morning. Going back to your original question. Yeah they really need to be in that open air. That seems to help him a lot. As far as getting into the corners of not getting moved around by some of the other cars. Two hundred fifty laps on the scoreboard. We'll pause ten seconds for station identification on Mr in radio. The Voice of Nascar. Two hundred twenty laps in the record book here at Las Vegas Motor speedway and the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred this afternoon Sterling Marlin continues to set the pace. Jeff Gordon has his sights. He's eight tenths of a second behind. Todd Bodine rights third. Dale Jarrett very strong carver dropping back a little bit right now he is fourth. Johnny Benson's had a good day. He is fifth. Jerry Naidoo led. Some of the event is back to six mark. Martin also led several laps. Urban markets slid back to seven great day. For a couple of rookies. Kevin Harvick having good run here and Kurt Busch also having good run. Harvick is eight tenth. Would Kurt Busch in ninth? Is Steve Park? Let's pick up that battle from The car of Kevin Harvick Steve Park is there with him and Kurt Busch. They work over to turn three cutting. Harvard has about five links in Hanover. Steve Park over Kurt. Busch making it very very close lighting through outside trying to get onto the rear Buffalo State Park back off. Turn four through the tribal again. This is from the eighth spot on back. Kevin Harvick his way through the field. I think the last time we talked about him he was back in eleven through Twelfth Soda Matter About Fifteen laps or so. He's picked off several positions and now is moving away from Steve Park. Let's check dental pit road at checkout some developing stories. There I am Jim Phillips. Well we'll screws getting criminal. Paul the wall Joe to get ready to fit quickly Simply get award for my Ford Chip Simply Zep. I get ready to pin. Yeah we're GONNA come in and just a couple of laps little damage on her lap. Run the handle another car lose too much ground come in. So that's that's the problem. Joe Elliott falling back a little damage on the Left Front which I didn't see as he come around the racetrack. Yeah he was leaning early on. He's back to the fifteenth position now. Winston Kelly Let's see what I gotta say about his driver's car. They've been a little bit loose a little bit tight he's talking to one of the crew members now appear on the pit box cut about the car's been loosened tied. What is it down just a little bit tight Winston Sat? What do here like being overweight can see knows over there and Wake to the roulette wheel to come up on your color and see if you pick the right color. We'll go back to work and say if they can guess right They will turn home. It does pretty good at the blackjack table so maybe you can give us some good advice. They'll roll the dice correctly and coming here and make a good adjustment. Possibly Typically Bill. Eliot is on pit road. He will become the first of the front runners to make a pit stop right now as Bill. Eliot brings his machine down to the attention of his crew will follow him down and cover his. Stop Your Bill Elliott ahead and slides at the pits and he does have some damage All that lamp brought by contact with all the car. They pull the federal as much as they can base ripples at bed or out get it out of all of the other thing now. He's away cars over. Bill Elliott later. Jeff Gordon swept out of the inside of Sterling. Barlett coming off. Turn four the last lap. Jeff Gordon comes around becomes the twelve different leader of the race today. Taking the top spot moved out by five car lakes. Meanwhile for third side-by-side turn one. Just say come into the corner. Dale Jarrett Drawing SORTA run up alongside of though lettuce carrot had to back out of it lap. Traffic in the form of Dane Blade of lanny occupied the inside lane for the moment however it is still todd. Bodine in the third spot. Dale Jarrett White. They're only half of KARLOFF. Deck of Todd Bowles cars. I download get by Mike Wallace. Dave Blaney is just ahead. But it's still talking by leaks of these cars. Right now are seeing just how strong. They are at the end of the long run knowing that. There's one around pitstops left but todd Bodine's on the outside of Dale Jarrett as they have to squeeze out toward the wall going back to turn over one door to door accommodate the left car. Jeff Burton coming back into the corner. Now Dale Jarrett has opened race tracks and has a shot to try to take third on the backstretch still glued at the hip. Come off of turn to their side by side entering into turn three. Dale Jarrett downloadable Guy Guy Backs out of the gas prefers single file racing. They come off the foreigner so DJ takes the inside lane that works out for him but he washes wide at turn. Four a little bit of an opening for todd bow died he can't cash in so DJ will pick off the third position. Todd Bodine falls back to the fourth spot but it is Jeff Gordon show in the way now his lead seven tenths of a second over sterling. Marlin as they hit the back straight away and they're beginning to close in on some slower traffic. That could be a factor. Dan Hubbard four is coming down the backstretch first car laugh traffic. That would be Jason Leffler but Gordon has got a pretty good lead over sterling Marlin. Now it's about six to seven carling. So Jeff Morton in control who set limit order Jeff just driven about an absolute perfect race. Today hasn't forced the issue anytime to get any were any position. He just road long out there when the opportunity presented itself to move up a notch. That's exactly what he did not remember. He is running for the noble five bonus of one million extra dollars here this afternoon. If he should win this race is looking pretty. Good right now is he. Goes down the backstretch around Jason Leper continues to extend his lead over Sterling. Marlin and I don't think it was a case of marlins targeting any worse Jeff. Forty cars just got better on this long. Run JERRY NAIDOO COMING DOWN TO MECCA. Pitstop should be his final stop. Winston Kelly and the crews completed the work on the right side. Remember he just got right side tires last night. He's going to do the same thing again. So Jerry with a chassis adjustment has been tight. Most of the day made a wedge adjustment and two tires seventy six year old. I took on to tires a little bit earlier and was able to stay out there and lead for a pretty long way so it's a pretty big gamble for. I think two hundred and thirty laps on the board that will give us thirty seven to go. The leader should be coming onto pit road here before too long. If you're not excited about wearing your bathing suit this summer you need to listen to this message. Now you can burn fat. Not just one way not to waste but three big ways. Introducing the revolutionary new three way fat attacks system from Slim Science. I this limp. Science System will curb your appetite which means less binge eating less cravings for those hard to resist junk foods that the slim science system will help you. Metabolize sugar more efficiently see you can burn it for energy and not store it. As fat with the Slim Science System your metabolic furnace will be fired up so you can burn fat all over. 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I guess you'll end part getting routine service all four tires. You're on lap thirty. Four thirty five at Stacy Compton fields in right behind it and we're seeing more pitstops also starting to not pit road. Taco Diana's in the pits. Tony Stewart is on pit road. Let's go back down to Worcester Kelly Stuart just not coming to a stop. Toddler ice crew working on the left side of his fourth four tires and fuel cleaning the windshield further down on the orange. Pontiac UP Tony Store to start but I pull away. They teaboy seconds. No Chassis adjustment for Tony. Stewart where they are going to make a track bar. Adjustment there at the last minute just behind store is a carved. Daytona five hundred champion. Michael Walter four tires and fuel for the NAPA Chevy. Here's Robert Pressley making a stop on Pit Road Jeff Gordon slows over at turnover. Four and here comes the race leader peeling off the banking for what should be his final stop. It will be thirty laps to go. Jeff Gordon the Dupont Chevrolet working slowly down the pit lane along with several other cars coming in for service and again if they stay under the green flag the should be the final. Stop of the day followed. Jeff stop as he rolls down to a stop in his pit. Stall to pit lane brought to you by McDonald's drive-thru Jeff Gordon. Chevrolet down the pit lane raise. It slowly gets it over with his work. They've got to work on the right side. Joe I gotTa Seventy six field. His head right side tires put on and now they dropped the jacket. I come around the left side. Took Gordon Spruce Change. All four tires. There was some speculation down to your. He might change just to four down. Four plan of the Stop for Jeff Gordon Data Winston Kelly Mark Mark just came away not point. Zero six seconds did justice to tires same thing for Ron Today. As he pulls away just in front of Jimmy Spencer so a couple of guys here on the midsection of pit road going with the tire option that we talked about earlier. Say if it pays off gambling here Las Vegas Matt. Kenseth should be the leader right now. No believe he has been into the pitch yet so he will assume lead should see him in the pits here in just a few moments from other cars at random go Joe Nemechek came in Ward Burton was on pit road can use writer was in the pits. Yoda's talk about Steve Park. Tearing the body made a pit stop and so did John Andretti along with Bobby. Hamilton scattered service on his car. We've also seen Ryan Newman ended off the pit lane. Here's Dave Blaney coming in for another stop and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cubs at the bank again. What should be final stops here this afternoon and attention now building. Try to get the perfect setup here for the closing laps back to pit road. Second PITSTOP for Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Chevrolet was a penalty. Stop a little too hot on pit road. He now goes back out again. So Dale Earnhardt Jr. now headed back down the pit lane to pull back on the race track after coming into fast that has caused problems for few guys here this afternoon it brought. We've seen the course that thing with the couple of guys. Bissett pit road coming off before that kind of POPs up in a hurry there. We talked about how easy it is to miss. Pit Road up there because the track bins around so quickly and you carry such a big head of steam going off into turnover three unless you get the car wound down on the Apron of the track where you can make that turn. We've seen half a dozen cars. That just felt like they were going to spend the car out and cut the car and came back on the racetrack. Indus- costs themselves a lot of time. So Matt Kenseth takes over the race lead. He should have to come in again before this thing is over Elliott Sadler falls in line and second. It'll sokoll back around to Dale Jarrett. Who now rides in the third spot? He's already been in looking further back in the pack. You know one guy. We haven't talked about a lot today and I didn't want to bring this up as Michael. Waltrip Daytona five hundred winner. Buckle Walter tough few weeks it's been for him after winning the Daytona five hundred and losing his car owner and friend and of course The hero of many of us Dale Earnhardt. He talked about the fact that after the two weeks of Getting over Daytona. Things finally started to get back at Stephanie de opened up a bit and the media center here yesterday. Last thing del New in this world was that the junior now we're GonNa win the Daytona five hundred and I know that. Put a smile on his face and so It was turned to go and the only way that that I could have such peace inside that I have is Is because I know he knew that and You know people ask me all the time you know. Say congratulations than sorry. Well I'm sorry Dell's gone but man I'm so happy I won because That's what he that's why he hired me to. We have an idea. Of course they followed up with another win by Ti last week. At Rockingham Steve Park picking up the victory. Their Matt Kenseth is the race leader right now with twenty five laps to go the UAW DaimlerChrysler four hundred the Las Vegas Motor speedway Elliott Sadler is second third is Jeff Gordon. Fourth is Dale Jarrett Sterling. Borrowed finds himself now in the fifth position. I don't believe those cars have made a pitstop. Kansas or Elliott Sadler. The certainly didn't in that last segment there just a moment ago. Jeff Gordon tried to hold off Dale Jarrett right now for third place as they worked their way around the race tracks and labs are winding down. Hurry back in. Fifth would be sterling. Marlin six is Johnny Benson Mark. Martin arrived seven. Jerry Naidoo has Drop BACKING UP NOTCH. Actually back through the top ten mark mark now seventh and Todd Bodine eighth and tenth right now. Is Steve Park? And now they're showing Jerry. Naidoo up in ninth position so this has got the makings of a good finish your this afternoon. Those guys who made the pitstops a moment ago if Matt Kenseth and Elliott Sadler dive onto pit road. It'll be a battle down between Jeff Gordon. Dale Jarrett Sterling Harland and again. That's considering the fact that it stays under the green flag here for the closing laps trouble once again for Bobby Labonte. We told you they had a fuel pickup problems early on this afternoon. Now big flawless spoke from his cars. He comes down to get service once again. Bobby lost the lead lap here about a half hour ago and it's just been staying out there trying to rack up points but Certainly not a contender here today. Let's check in on pit road. The problem is Engines going flat in addition to the pickup problem that they had the engine started going flat about twenty five or thirty laps ago so that was his final routine stop but he came down. Pit Road pushing oil out who the header pipe for. Something looked like he was dusting for mosquitoes. But Bob in the body a tough day here in Las Vegas Elliott. Sadler brings his car to pit road so that will move Matt. Kenseth up in the lead and Jeff Gordon now slides up into second so as he makes his pitstop right now. Things are GonNa Change at the Front of the field when Matt into by Kiss. Stop it Lu. Jeff Gordon up into the lead. Got The makings of a real good. Finish here Las Vegas. I'll say of course the big question now is when Will Matt? Kenseth comment make that stop. We have twenty one laps to go in the race and according to my figures It was a while back. Let's say back around lap. One fifty eight. I guess when he last came in to make a stop to Kelly Eddie Education of what their plan is there. Another hasn't really said Exactly when they're going to try to come in to pit so Just looking to see when Matt Kenseth in his talking about bringing them onto pit road doesn't have anything to lose by staying out there assuming he doesn't run out of fuel because if they get a caution he's going to be in great shape here in Las Vegas this afternoon as he crosses the Line of works his way back into turn number one. Try To find out where Jeff Gordon is here. He comes across the line Pale. Jared rides maybe three or four colleagues behind him as they go back to turn over one. They're trying to pull away a little bit and Sterling. Marlin's Kinda squeeze him out of the pictures they go to turn to and Jeff Gordon trying to shake Dale Jarrett from behind him. Gordon has had a few problems that go skating traffic. He's in more on the backstretch. Dale Jarrett is kind of like that sticky gum on the bottom of your shoe. You just can't get rid of it. Jeff Gordon than weaving his way in and out of the slower traffic. He does so again. Sledding the gap between Ward Burton and Mike Wallace Dale. Still right there. Here's race leader. Matt Kenseth coming out of the pit road to answer our question of win. He'll come in. He will give up the lead and handed over to Jeff Gordon. Let's follow Kansas. Now as he heads for the two. Walt stop any come to very smooth. Stop the bright yellow Ford comes onto pit road the crew working on the right side of the car. It's going to be a two tire stop. It looks like looks like they're not gonNA come around good. Stop eight point six seconds for walk. Ford Matt Kenseth down in a way going back onto the speedway as Jeff. Gordon continues to try now and hold off Dale Jarrett and Sterling. Marlin's after going by in a hurry they'll be eighteen remaining when they come across the line stall you enjoy more Gilbert enjoy just one hour away from all the family fun in central Florida Your House in Daytona Beach awaits you the Bahama House Daytona Beach. New Modern exquisitely appointed beautiful ocean views and affordable our Daytona. Usa package includes four days three nights Daytona USA admission and more for just one hundred fifty nine dollars per person so get away from the noise and come home to your house on the beach the Bahama House Daytona beach for reservations. Call one eight hundred five seven one two thousand one one eight hundred five seven one two thousand one seventeen laps. Remain here at Las Vegas from the Las Vegas Motor speedway this Marin Radio Jeff Gordon continues to lead here at the Las Vegas Motor speedway fifteen laps now. Fourteen as he crosses the line and goes back off in turn of one Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin Johnny Benson and Todd. Bodine ride second third fourth and fifth trying to really man over in turn to ask Ford. And he's working the track very well. He's working lap trapping well. He's heading for turned three. Jeff Gordon has got to be careful here only with fifteen laps left. There is plenty of traffic ahead. The next car would be Robert. Pressley who sticks right in the middle of the corner has to his Chevrolet download how he draws alongside Robert Russell Hill. Jared has followed back a little bit. He was really putting the pressure on here about five or six laps ago but now the separation first second is one point three seconds. What is good now? Is the race for the fifth position that is between Mark Martin and Todd Bodine and actually that begins to go away somewhat starting to close involuntarily Kurt Becker eavesdropping back to all of a sudden Martin finds himself mired back in the six. Thought that'll leave todd. Bodine himself in the fifth position off. Turn to don died all by himself in that spot. He's got the last Gar Vegetarian confront them and held. Mark Martin's effort as they come in deters Bonnie slowing down mode. I just a bit of Martin still got his work cut out for him before he catches on one of the best races. The speedway Bill Elliott and Tony Stewart going door to door for the last three or four laps around. That would be back there for about thirteen position as they are racing side by side. But for the moment. Jeff Gordon trying to hang on the lead collect a one million dollar bonus in the no bull five Winston Program here this afternoon like his art right now like all day long because as we said he's driven a very smooth calculating racist pit crews done the job all day. These there looks like you. Save the best. For last to Barney's he comes down in the closing laps. It'll be eleven ago. As Gordon crosses the line now. The project back to the second spot is a second and a half. That's how far out in front. Jeff Gordon is over Dale Jarrett back in the fifth place battle. We're talking about todd. Bodine continuing to move away for Barton that thirteenth place race we were talking about. That was so good for a while. Bill Elliott and the car of Tony Stewart. They were going at it for a while. Elliott has won that battle and begins to pull away Safadi about four or five Carlex over Tony Stewart. Now just crossed the start. Finish line for race later. Jeff Gordon thanks. Look good here the closing stages of the race. He crosses the line of ten laps to go. Let's follow the leader up in the turnover. What does he closes in? All traffic here comes Jeff. He goes wide at the entry to turn one cuts it down. Low in the middle of the corner now gently he left. The car rolled back up the land to lose off of the corner. Coming Down The backstretch Jeff Gordon on the power with the right foot now. He's comes into turn three writing. Nice even line unfettered and unchallenged. In fact he's he's able to have the luxury couple of tires down the white lines with Jeff. Gordon has a great handling Shutler. Jeff is probably a couple of hundred feet behind the nearest traffic. That he's going to catch your maybe. Both the time to check flag comes out for the moment. He has a big advantage over. Dale Jarrett has elapsed wind down. Just nine to go. They go to turn to look at. What's in a shot at catching court? And he I had to get rid of Robert Pressley. Finally he has cleared Presley's left corner up ahead of Jeff. Gordon would be robby. Gordon and Ryan Newman Jeff. Gordon catching them in a hurry. They're having their own battle right in front of them side-by-side off her as a great battle for the eighth spot on back. Ron Holiday leads that pack over to turn one years Ron Horn a day. He's working down. Low hugs the white line at the bottom return to Kevin. Harvick is behind him. Jerry Naidoo is also in that mix to pack of cars behind Horner Day about four Carlin's over Kevin Harvick. That's another six carling's back between Naidu and Jimmy Spencer. Kurt Busch is also in that mix tight pack of three cars coming off. Turn Four RONHAAR TODAY AND KURT. Busch have done a great job here at Las Vegas Motor speedway this afternoon. They're both GONNA come up with a good finish right now. We're down to eight laps to go. Jeff Gordon works his way back down into turns one and two hits down the backstretch and just right now for the moment just trying to stay out of as much traffic as he possibly can here. He is across the start. Finish line now going back off in turnover one. There's about four cars directly ahead. You'll catch a couple of those before the checkered flag comes out and TURN TO UP I. He'll have to deal with Mike. Wallace Wallace goes wide leaving plenty of room for morning low. We'll see how much respect Mike Wallace gives jeff warden for the moment. Wallace hopes the wall down the backstretch. Jeff Gordon says thank you very much takes. The inside line dies down to the bottom of the racetrack is still Jeff Gordon and control racing back to the strike. The story is the same we've seen repeated over and over. Today you get out front. You could move away you get the clean air it. You can really pick up some speed. It's working once again for Jeff Gordon as moves away now by just over a second over. Dale Jarrett Easley picking his way through the slower traffic. And there's a problem for Dale Jarrett. Speaking of traffic he is having to change lanes and turn to care. Goes Down Low to pass Dale Jarrett? Nobody helping his effort all back now. Jeff Gordon's lead. Really three and four jared wedding all by himself in the second spot. Here's what they're running. Jeff Gordon leads Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin Johnny Benson. Todd Bodine Mark Martin his sixth seventh. Right now Steve Park Ron Forte would be eighth. Kevin Harvick Ninth Spencer has tenth. Kurt Busch Rides Eleven. Twelve is Jerry Naidoo Thirteenth is Tony. Stewart Bill Elliott's fourteenth in the closing laps. Michael Walter Fitz Fifteenth Sixteenth. Is Robert Pressley Matt? Kansas who made that pit stop now? Falling back to Seventeenth Mike. Skinner would be eighteenth. Elliott Sadler nineteenth and Ricky Rudd. Make up your top twenty Jeff. Gordon leads the way over into turnover three closing and on support traffic. He looks back at Dale Jarrett. Dj has cleared the traffic. He was dealing with Ford a while but again the separation between first and second so large now with only four laps to goes across the line very doubtful. He'll be able to chase him down. Further back we live for the third car of Sterling Marlin. He's lost a lot of Steve's it's early this afternoon may those threat from Johnny Benson is closing in on him in turn one Benson is hoping that MARLA has some trouble with lap traffic. That won't be the case. Marlin bill wine clearing three cars. One fell swoop and turned loose. Johnny Benson also clears last lab traffic and now such as this would be the fourth spot of Johnny Benson closing in on the third car sterling. Marlin Marlin Elizabeth Nurullah bobble there between turns three and four. That helped. Yeah for the Johnny Bench. Vinson gains a little ground on impacted. He bobbled just a little bit and sterling still has an advantage of maybe ten or fifteen carling's leaders and turn to come Jeff Gordon with that race. Lead closing up behind the car pending wallace as a moves off the corner this picking them off one at a time two at a time is Jeff Gordon down. The backstretch Kenny Wallace moved over to the left side will pass on the high side. No problems there. Second spot is chill. Jared about ten or eleven car links off your deck of Jeff Lord Lord takes it wide up off turn number four coming back into the twelve old still passing some of the slower traffic getting by Kenny Wallace. Crossing the line now with two laps to go today. Gordon sparks at one point. Six seconds over Dale Jarrett. Here he comes back in a turn. One Jeff Gordon pinsent down low angles wide off the turn and again. He's on the background. What's amazing about the Jeff Gordon? Machine is just not a mark on it. I mean it looks like just stepped off the grand at the beginning of the race. Sporting really hasn't mixed it up with anybody. Now he's coming up on the rear deck of David over to right. Jeff Gordon Your leader off of turn. Jeff Gordon has little traffic directly ahead. You'll see the white flag when he crosses the line this time only one more lap and he'll bring it back and take it to Victory Lane and collect the biggest bonus of the year so far one million dollars from RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Plus the purse money. He's over in turn to when the challenges. Bigger Gordon seems to get better here. He is with the race lead for the final time. On the backstretch. There is plenty of traffic in front of Jeff Gordon Motors. Down The backstretch Jeff Pond Chevrolet. Cancel winning line through turns three and four foot. A couple of tires down the white line has to back out on Fatah justed. Jeff Gordon looks for the checkered offers. Turn four gorgeous previous best. Finish here at Las Vegas third. Today he goes to the top of the line as he wins the. Uaw driver Chrysler four hundred. Dale Jarrett Finishes Second Sterling. Marlin is third Johnny Benson Fourth. And Todd Bodine comes home with a very good Ron. He finishes fifth as we go to pit road. Vanna second work from the white crew chief up here. Robbie loomis getting regulations there. We go great win robbery. Tell you what what a great job. No last year out here. We ran terrible is in the world the guys on this team. I can't say enough they dig. Dig Dig All Day Triple Twenty Four Vegas. We love it. Man Right Robby Lubis. It is crew headed a victory lane and a million dollar celebration and we'll be talking with the winner plus the top five finishers when we come back. This is Richard Petty. Get body aches and pains just like what I use. Goody's body pain. I'm not real good at saying the word former but I'll say it here because the stuff works fast and I want you to try. Goody's body pain forman formula or whatever it is because it's a powder goody's body pain. Formula dissolves faster than tablets so it gets rid of minor body aches and pains fast. Goody's body pain Formula Jeff plane uses to renting your brakes making that irritating noise embarrassing. His MIT ray. 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Looks like Craig Armstrong is caught up the third place finisher sterling Marlin well sterling. You had a great run today for Dodge for cores light and certainly look like you had a card up to beat for a while there. Tell us a little bit about your race. Well let's make all the guys on the Coors Light Dodge team Thank goodness all of them. And we just got loose When Gordon got by ME WE GOT SOLUTION. Contrive it in as little still a little loose then and convert them back down but We'll come back to run speeds running but we're still too loose but we chase it all day and lock stock snag all guys back shop doing a great job in Manhattan Mr. Let's drill Marlon. He's very happy with the top five. Finish in third the coors light dodge swing back over to West Kelly. Dj just crawled out of the car. Dj Jeff Gordon goes wheeling by Dj a little bit loose early on then he got tied. Just never could get loosened backup. Todd told us. Yeah we Car was good. The first you know three or four to three stops there just perfect almost and I got a set of tires at man just went crazy. Loosen kind of spooked me. And we we tighten the car about maybe the track was loosening up and then we just never got it back free enough to run their at then. It was just tight from the center out and that didn't let me Race Jeff. Congratulations to him. These guys did a great job in getting ups closer to Victory Lane. Hopefully we can get them. They're saying you'll be in next Winston Noble five million. You've won a thing before. Yeah we have and DR J. Reynolds and and Winston Do a great job and looks like another day so This is great. It's a great program and we look forward to Racing Ford. He'll look to be the eleventh one to win is Jeff. Gordon is the tenth today. If we can hear from Johnny Benson well we can't. We can talk to todd. Bodine and whoever finishes in the top five and fifth. Todd you had a great run out there a first yesterday in the Busch series and a fifth. You have to be happy with the run that you had in the four today. Yeah it was K. Mart tourists pretty good Missed a little bit car would get tight after about twenty laps in We never quite caught up to seemed like a little tighter is a day went on and we never quite caught up to it. The last run was the best. It was but Track position we were about half attract back and just couldn't do anything with it it. It was a good run. Like you say I and phase. That's not nothing to sneeze at all especially after a very disappointing. Daytona coming back with a top five. Finish here at Las Vegas has got to make you feel good and put a lot of extra added incentive with your team. Well it does. I mean it just shows that we have what it takes. We just have to do a weekend and week out. It's GonNa take time you know we're GonNa take our Knox and we're gonNA have our ups and downs and but we're gonNA work good race team and we're going to prove in a future that we can run with these guys every week. Todd happy with the top five finisher Las Vegas Motor speedway. He's got a big smile on his face headed back. Got a coke and sand analysts. If we can get a word from Johnny Benson well. I think he's going to be pretty pleased with his run. Equalled his best finish here Las Vegas Fourth Johnny. Tell us about your run. I run was pretty good. Valvoline Pontiac is pretty good all day. Long just seth last two laps here. We got or last two stops there. Were just got a little bit too tight and we try to free up just not enough. I have my master's correct. Isel your first Winston no bull five. The next time out. That'll be pretty exciting. Really looking forward to it you know. We wanted to make sure get an orange spoiler. On this carpet. It was We're really WANNA go to win. That's what we gambled with coming in getting four tires and James says we can do to or gambling gopher to win I says man. I'd rather gamble. It's what we're here for. No put better place to gamble than right here in Las Vegas but still a good run for Johnny. Paid off well for here this afternoon right now. It's time for Joe Myself to select the winner of the Ray. Bestest break the race award will award five hundred dollars in the motor racing outreach children's ministries from Rebecca's breaks in the name of the driver who received the best break in today's event thing. I'M GONNA go with Ron Today. He suffered a couple of Problems bounced back several times from that. Came home with a ninth place run in. Aj Floyd's could SACO PONTIAC. So I'M GONNA say Ron Today. Yeah you got to caution there when you need to break. Because he'd fallen all the way back to about eighteen th so we'll go with Ron Hornby. Rebecca's breaks the official breaks of NASCAR awards. Five hundred dollars in the name of Ron Hornets to the motor racing outreach children's ministries Dale Jarrett mentioned that One of the race fans had big of a million dollars. Rodney mims of Clanton Alabama picks up the win because Jeff. Gordon won the race. Jim Phillips is into Victory Lane. Well Jeff Gordon is the guy just WANNA million dollars four. Plus you just want a million started the race. You were back in the field today. Concern you yeah you know. We weren't very good at the beginning. Cars real real tight and not in traffic. You know we're just struggling and we had a break where we took two tires and got a little bit of track position but they freed the car arrived. Luma's Bryan Watch. All the guys on this dupont. Crew went awesome job. Awesome job in the engine department. I mean just a flawless day for us. You know we just kept picking away at it and by the end the race. The car was just perfect. Just perfect and Greg calling the pits to take four tires and I'll tell you I'm just like this is a big big win for us. I mean to win Las Vegas. Get this dupont. Chevrolet car back into Victor. Land got thanked Pepsi. Gmac quaker state Chevrolet. Everybody contributes to this race was just awesome day. Was there ever any thought that last bit stuff up taking two tires or maybe get more track position on the competition? I think originally Robin then. We're thinking about that but luckily couple guys came in before us. You know I mean usually wait for the leader to come in but I think they were thinking. Hey let's short pig and get some new tires and get ahead of them. Guys did a great job. They paid attention to everything that was going on in. Four tires is definitely the way to go and our car is just managed so fast and it's awesome to drive a car like that out there today. God Winston. What a big day for us. You know to be able to win this noble. But it's a bigger day for this guy right right here. Rodney moms and we're just so excited to be able to win him a million also. Does it ever get old winning? A million dollars. Yeah it never gets old that tell you what you know that I look at that as just one great trophy you know. I mean it's just something out there to reach for but I think today winning Las Vegas just at this racetrack as much as we've struggled here in the past means almost as much as that million dollars to good runs in a row or we building for a championship. You better believe it. We are this team. I've been telling people how strong they are and I think today really showed. I mean if we can run that strong and attract like this. I know we're off to a great start of the season and I think there's only you know greater things to come but we just got us our heads. Keep doing what we're doing you know and build on this momentum. It's it just feels great. I'm just GonNa join the moment for right now. We'll let's Step over. You're talking to the latest millionaire America. Raw Demands of Clinton Alabama were about Jeff. Gordon would a million dollars thank him a lot? I WANNA thank Brian. Rj Reynolds. I feel great. What are you GonNa do that? I have no idea all I. Congratulations to Rodney. Babs of Clinton Alabama wins one billion dollar and Jeff. Gordon adds his name to the list of winners here. Las Vegas Mark Martin Jeff Burton and of Course Jeff Gordon back in a moment Henry. Ford wasn't exactly the picture of a race car driver on that mild afternoon. One hundred years ago and for good reason he wasn't one. He was an engineer who dreamed of a nation in motion and saw racing as a means to jump. Start that dream so with little preparation. He took on a claim. Champion Alexander Winton who faltered in the seventh lap when Henry sprinted home for the win heads turned including those of the supporters would set his dream in motion that race October tenth. Nineteen O one launched the career of the man whose model t would put much of the world on wheels so today when we hear that throaty roar of Nascar Torres we hear Echos of another roar far distant less fearsome but with the same timber of excitement the roar of the seven thousand who witnessed the first ten laps of a century of excellence celebrating. One Hundred Years of Ford racing probably Las Vegas Motor speedway. This is in radio. Take a look at how they finish here in Las Vegas. Jeff Gordon is the winner. Dale Jarrett who finished second Sterling Marlin ran third. Johnny Benson was fourth todd. Bodine finished fifth six goes to mark Martin seventh to Steve Park. Kevin Harvick had a good day. Finished Eighth Ninth Ron Hornets Jimmy. Spencer finished tenth eleventh. Kurt Busch twelve to Tony. Stewart Michael Walter Thirteenth. Bill Elliott finished fourteenth. Jerry Naidoo was fifteenth Robert Pressley. Sixteen Matt Kansas Ran Seventeenth Mike. Skinner was eighteenth. Ricky Rudd Nineteenth Twentieth Elliott Sadler. Twenty-first was Ward Burton. Twenty-second Terry Labonte. Twenty-third Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Casey Atwood Ran. Twenty four th and Kenny schrader. Make up your top twenty. Five twenty six. Was Dave Blaney. Stacey Condoms twenty-seventh Jason Leffler Twenty eight Bobby Labonte twenty-ninth and Bobby Hamilton. Thirtieth finishing thirty. I was Kenny. Wallace thirty-second was Mike. Wallace Ryan Newman was thirty. Third Robby Gordon. Thirty fourth and Joe Nemechek was thirty Fifth Buckshot. Jones came in thirty six today. John Andretti was thirty. Seventh Brett Bodine. Thirty eight Jeff. Burton Thirty Ninth Hut. Stricklin was fortieth. Ricky Craven was forty. First Jeremy Mayfield forty second and Rusty Wallace fish in the forty third position. Jeff Gordon led to times today for a total of thirty two laps. He took the lead for the final time on lap. Two forty eight laps later for the race was Mark Martin. Who picks up the most lap award the Gatorade Front Runner Award today of ten thousand dollars to Martin? He led fifty four. Two hundred. Sixty seven laps raced here today. We had twenty changes among thirteen drivers at the end of the race. There were thirty. Eight cars still running with fifteen of those on the lead lap six cautions today for a total of Twenty five laps and Jeff Gordon. Coming into this race had four racetracks. He had never won before. Homestead Phoenix Texas. And Las Vegas. So mark one off that list and now talk about domination. Only three left for Gordon to claim winds on homestead Phoenix and the Texas Motor speedway. Well a big win today. A lot of money to people to Jeff Gordon the race winnings and of course wants to no bull five and Rodney mims who is teamed with him in the noble five competition as far as the championship point. Standings are concerned Sterling Marlin unofficially takes over the top spot. He leads now over. 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"The following is a production of the motor racing network, the voice of Nascar. Clean Alright per? Got To be there at the end. Of that. Day and They run account. The voter Racing Network Presents Nascar Law twenty one year old driver Noah Brexit, coming across the line. Apologize for the seven car, but I'm here to win. Races and I'm here for the number Nineteen Nascar. Live is brought to you by Xfinity Internet. That's more than just fast. XFINITY PROUD PARTNER OF NASCAR by wheeling on the road in the air and around the world. World we his trusted to be seen trusted to be heard and trusted to perform by Hercules tires right on our strength, and by blue EMU, back pain relief, the official pain relief cream of the motor racing network blue EMU is family owned and manufactured here in America, it works fast, and you won't stink from the our studios in Concord North Carolina. Here's your host Mike Bagley. Everybody welcome to another edition of Nascar live here on the motor racing network, Mike Bagley in the Marin crew with you for our weekly. Get together lots of material to cover this week as we're in the middle of transitioning from racing at the tempestuous Bristol Motor speedway, and transitioning off to the Atlanta Motor speedway on the show today. Noah Gregson put on a show Monday night and the cheddars three hundred at. At Bristol matter of fact, he moved his team made out of the way to get the win will talk with Noah about that maneuver. Talk about the win and get a preview of the echo park to fifty. Coming up Saturday at the Atlanta Motor speedway Zane Smith is a rookie and the Nascar Gander outdoors trump series right now sitting third in the point standings as we head off to the at l.. L. He'll join the show. We'll talk about his year so far. We're also going to get an update from Mr, Ns lead pit reporter and the Executive Director of the Nascar Hall of fame. Winston Kelly is gonNA. Stop by and give us some Info on the rescheduled voting day for the next class of the Nascar Hall of fame plus we'll chat with Martinsville. speedway track President Clay Campbell. He'll check in with. With us as we get ready to race at Martinsville next Wednesday night, the blue EMU maximum pain relief five hundred will be run under the lights, beginning to end for the very first time at the old paper Clip, plus we've got another two with rusty and a whole lot more, but first we check in with NASCAR today middays, cow Ricky and see what is trending in the world of Nascar Kyle. There has been no shortage of drama in NASCAR nation over the last week chase. Elliott captured the Gander RV, outdoor truck series bounty on Kyle Busch by beating him in the series return at Charlotte. The Fault Of the known racist trump bought off before fine old time off tournament four for the first time since May of twenty eighteen tile, she beaten the ganor truck series chase Elliott. Winslow North Carolina Education Lottery two hundred. It was announced back for Elliot after the last two cup series victories got away from him. He followed up the truck series Victorino with the Cup win the Charlotte Motor speedway two days later. Get into the redemption. You want it. It really just grounded to to be with a grain especially after Sunday's. On NAP, so it just Kinda IFS grounded in the fact that it's never over to us over. we've been reminded that quite a lot and. That's. Never GonNa Forget. That wasn't the end of the story line for Chase Elliott in the closing. Laps Sunday's Cup race at Bristol Motor speedway, the and Joey. Logano crashed out of contention for the win while battling for the race lead handing the victory to Brad Kazlauskiene. The two had a heated discussion post race race winner, Brad Kozlowski said the aggression on track was unbelievable those days that. You know you look at you. Think of as going back in and being part of Bristol lower for a long time to come and glad we're able to win it. But Jeez so much eaten and banging. Oh my goodness. We've all been cooped up in a house. It's too long. Game Diversity. I guess. In Noah Gregson won the NASCAR xfinity series raised Monday night at Bristol, after teammate Justin all guy or lead more than half the race, but an incident between the two left all fire in the wall breaks, and also won the season opener in Daytona at the end is getting really dicey. Detract was really really slick running at and There's nothing there got from without. Tend to go and Just. He slipped up in wanted to while I was running down. Me Again inside of them. I wouldn't have gone to Athena Hidden. Slip up, but. Got Into the next corner. down onto and. Just got loose underneath mom yesterday. I don't make excuses. I take responsibility so I apologize for. The seven car, but I'm here to win races and I'm here for the number nine team, and they put him way too much effort for me to right around finished second so I've always been a really aggressive driver and I'm really thankful. Unfortunate to be able to the next series for more on these stories visit 'em aren dot. com I'm Kyle Ricky. Thank you coming up. We'll check in with Noah Gregson. You'll compete in the first dash for cash event this weekend at Atlanta courtesy of his win. Monday at Bristol Motor speedway. We will chat with him next. And now a game of commercial chicken brought to you by progressive where we see how long flow can go without talking about insurance ready go. Oh. Okay, guess, we should talk about something. Kinda tough to be put on the spot, not say. T! But I. Know what I'm definitely not talking about. Progressive Vague. Okay you win. 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Three hundred and Noah Greg took his Chevy Camaro to victory lane. We'll come back to NASCAR. Live congratulations on getting the win at Bristol. Thank, you guys, I appreciate. You having me on and Yeah, what a what a night! That was It was fun. Look like that race had a little bit of everything we were talking before we went on the air here about we got a little old school bristol flavor. We got a little new school Bristol Flavor. What was it like driving around and all that last night? It was a lot of fun. I thought the track preparation was was phenomenal both cup race, and for our race. It just may really exciting race where the top Kinda wanted to come in, but is right around the bottom and. Kind of force guys to use a bumper a little bit I know. I was at the beginning of the race, just just hoping the bottom and kind of moving guys out of the out of the way I saw a video of Jeff Gordon years ago, running way back in the day old Bristol and That's what it kind of reminded me of in the car is. Laying just pushing a guy through the corner and then on exit you kind of get loose and You're able to drive right underneath them on that. So it was It was great, really fast plan sales Camaro and I had a lot of fun behind the driver's seat. We were ran on the top three all night, so that made it a good night. So give us give us a little insight here. You're talking about old Bristol and the reputation for those listeners that that may not be aware Bristol Motor speedway at one point was that conveyor belt at the bottom of the racetrack into pass somebody. You had to move them, but we do see a high lane. Come in when you're in that low lane. How do you? How do you test the boundaries to see if the outside is ready to to come in yet is it? Is it just spire it in there and try it or is it ease your way into, but I think he got. You have to ease your way up and up and up. Up really inch by inch you kinda start running in the middle of the racetrack, because it'll be cleaned off from just guys running their on restarts and whatnot and and when you're laughing, guys, you're able to go out there, but you have to really pay attention to where the rubber is laying down and you can't get up in the gray. You have to stay in the black so when you're moving. That grew up and up and up. You want to get as high as possible because attract gains banking as you get higher up in the corner so but you can't go up there too soon because there's a bunch of marbles. Attractive have any grip it's. It's really loose up there and we saw some guys in the cup race. Get up there and and just lose it, so you have to move it up inch by inch, lap-by-lap, but eventually it. It starts to get up there like last night, but we just needed more laps I felt like or more guys running around the top. Top. I I know I. was behind Justin Law Guy or teammate? He was leading there at the end We're on a longer run and I nothing for him, so I'm like hey. I'M GONNA I'M GONNA. Throw Hail. Mary here and try to Try to make some time up on the top side, but wasn't quite there last night I felt like the bottomless pretty dominant, but All, on all is, it was really fun race to run and and I had a lot of fun. You mentioned your teammate Justin all there. At the end of the race. She had little little contact with him and up the racetrack he went and into the wall. Has that matter Ben addressed between the two of you? I know it's. It's a challenge when two drivers get together, but I would imagine compounding this, is he? Was your was your teammate? Have you had a chance to addresses with him? Not yet I'm I'm just kind of giving them space right now. Obviously We're Kinda both both ends of the spectrum and. Teammates but. It's just. My opinion just racing really hard for the win. You know none of us are. Left for the win at Bristol, he's had A. Really, good racist there, and and hasn't been able to stuff on with the trophy due to phone tires and whatnot so definitely feel for him and seventeen, but Yeah I'm I'm there for for my team and into win racist so We haven't addressed the yet. I'm just kind of giving a space right now, and it'll come up eventually. He's A. He's a Class Act Guy. He's been a good buddy. Good Mentor for me for. The last year two so just. Just try not to. I guess ruin the the relationship which I don't think well, he's. He's a really really respectful guy and whatnot so Hopefully we can rebuild the relationship and and go on about our stuff. Johnny would know Gregson Winter. The cheddars three hundred Monday night at Bristol Motor speedway. That's in the rear view now out. The windshield is a trip to the Atlanta. Motor speedway, a very abrasive mile and a half track. You gotTA truck start couple truck starts. There got an infinity start under your belt. Give us give us perspective on some of the challenges. A race car driver faces racing at Ams. Yeah, I think I think. elana's really difficult racetrack. Just trying to learn from Harvick, and he's. The best guy there I'd say so He's been really fun to watch their. Feel like this technique and data's just different than everyone else so just trying to replicate that I don't think anybody's been able to, but he's really good. They're on the bottom and. Saving this guy, and just making making the most other tires 'cause, it's a really abrasive track surface. It's like peace craters on the cars so That's probably going to be the most important thing that I'm going to focus on as as how I can run there without tune the tires too badly, and and getting them hot and worrying about. Is it GonNa? Be The main concern, but yeah, it's a tough racetrack. It's got a lot of character a lot of big swell. Swell bumps cracks and seams, and so you're all over the place. After three or four laps tire start fading out, and then you're ready for for some new tires after five laps, and you still gotta go forty forty lots on that set of tires so Fun Racetrack for sure and I'm ready to go there. We're able to compete in the Dash Dash. I guess it's the first Dash, for gas, racist week so school. What expanding all them due to compete for? A hundred grand against three other guys, so I'm ready for the challenge we we've had really fast race cars these last couple of weeks and I can't wait to get their Saturday's race. The first four dash for cash races Noah one of those qualified with a chance to win. One Hundred Thousand Dollars Echo. Park to fifty at the Atlanta. Motor speedway. Our friends at the performance racing network will have the call. We're going to sit back. Relax Watch. You do the heavy lifting and. Get Yourself Your third win of twenty twenty. My appreciate you joining us here on the show. Thank you guys. It's been a pleasure talking to you is and can't wait to see you guys sitting. Likewise my friend can't wait to get back and visit with you and the team that's Noah Gregson winner, the Cheddars, three hundred, and the NASCAR xfinity series, his second win of two thousand twenty. His first came the season opener at Daytona International speedway in February. Hey, there is hall of fame driver Rusty Wallace for blue EMU after spending nearly a quarter of a century and a race car. Know what it means to be banged up and bruised up. Swallow spent. That's why reach for blue EMU products is. 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Nascar live is brought to you by blue EMU maximum pain relief, the official pain relief cream of the motor racing network blue EMU is family owned and manufactured here in America it works fast, and you won't stay now back to Mike Bagley. We continue with our weekly. Get together here. A NASCAR live the NASCAR GANDER RV and outdoors truck series raced at Charlotte Motor speedway a week ago. Monday where Zane Smith at. Finished a strong third behind cup series, drivers chase Elliott and Kyle Busch Zane sits third in the championship standings as we head off to Atlanta this weekend. And had a chance to catch up with Zane on the most recent edition of em are in out loud. Tell me a little about your path to get to this point you've you've run some Arca. You run some cars. You run some legends. You run a bunch of different stuff. You're in the driver's edge development program now. But how did Zane Smith Wind up in this truck at GM s yeah, so. I. Really Don't know how. I. I actually started in a on a BMX expedite when I was. Out Two years old. Never started the train wheels. It started really young in those are Alec Entry and then will so little back. Story is my dad. Actually. She is a manager on offer, race, team and so he worked his way up with a cleaning bathrooms barricading running a fab shop for your work slur sports. And so that kind of bye-bye always been involved in racing, so that's always been my my background nearly rather before. You could talk, weren't you? Yeah, exactly so I was just I've always been around it. Never really wanted to do anything else so. So. Yes, Oh, I got after BMX BIKES ON ISSUE A. Trophy car, which is a pretty much many trophy truck and then. We ran those a little bit in I, wanted to pretty much. Go Short Course. Awfully like one day race approach to grow four and. Now is the Dream Nan. I really didn't know that you can't make a living out out of it, and it's more often so That was the least of your worries then right? Yeah, exactly was just. There have fond win, but so my go kart when I was six or seven years old. I WANNA say seven, but then I- Brando's for for a while. Not really go person. They run out your so much the road course on Iran. We ran those all across the country in those, so the best memories growing up and I feel like I was so said unlike INDYCAR back delayed. That kinda comes with those kind of cards than I was also watching. Nascar that will, and then who you follow coming up. for sure Jimmy Johnson might added Jimmy's Dad. Our friends through off road racing so incorrectly is at a similar background, and so I feel like it's just Kinda gave me sort of a into. Into Watch there, so I wasn't like super set on. I would watch it. It was on and I. Mean I like all Jimmy like Tony Stir. All the big guys was not like just a Arcor Jan as soon as I got a legend car, which was the next step after Ako car I was like constantly watching following. It does because I was raised on ovals all this time now, so it was a lot different. I had ton of fun doing racing those. All across the United States for suicide. Only on the West Coast Net, we made our transition to the east coast, and then that's where kind of all changed into models that ran a handful of arteries. In that all year round soul time in Arca, Ned got opportunity in a truck that year, when I was running fulltime super last minute deal, it was like we had raised Friday. A gateway and I found out I was racing light Wednesday night. Might ask for license like no drug test of physical nothing and so we thrashed for one day made it happen? Got My seat now in a story was with Bono. Who is my crew chief now? And it's just graze. All works out well speaking of next races, you guys come back at Atlanta, which was originally scheduled to be a double header with the expense series before everything got shut down. What are your expectations going back there a very rough track? Mile and a half style track, even though it's kind of a unique. Circuit unto itself. What are you looking for it? Atlanta Yeah I'm so for Elena. I'll have a little bit hand there because we are gone to do my rookie tests. There I mean I've never raced there, but I mean the tasks especially with this whole job on on is. I might be near big upper hand, and so I mean I really liked that. Place at the test I'm not sure if GM has ever won there, but I think they re well there. and I think Bona will bring a lot to the table. Iran jars well, so we figured out a few things the tests, but I just need to promote Charlotte was just be aggressive. restarts just momentum of this. That's what truck racing is is a never breaking after momentum. It, just it makes for lobbies. You know who's going to be on truck at Atlanta Yep. It'll be the the same truck I added. Charlotte lapaz Margarita mates they were stokes with with our night, and I could imagine that got a lot of a media exposure because I think at one point. I was number eight on on trending on there and. That was pretty cool, so yeah, back and so. Hopefully we turn that shrunk into conic one. All right well cool deal Zane. We WanNa, thank you for your time. Congratulations on a fine start to the year. Look forward to seeing you run again. Give what four at Atlanta. Appreciate, Anthony Brown. That's Zane Smith than our woody Kane on the most recent episode of the. Out Loud podcast to hear the full interview, you can find the show on dot, com, or wherever you listen to podcasts coming up St, post will visit with our Winston Kelly, who is the executive director of the Nascar Hall of fame? We'll chat about the rescheduled hall of fame. Voting Day, and what the hall has done during the Kobe nineteen pandemic. Sir! Going forty miles an hour. This is a residential area. Sure but I'm on my lawnmower. Wait. Am I getting ticket? No, I've just never seen anyone talk. Nine miles an hour on one of those bad boys and mother attire lawn, and thirty seconds got into you well, it did fuel up and okay this morning at Sonoko. We know a few peak performance. You've been doing it for American racing for over fifty years. Fuel your best. It's rip the fence. Alex Bowman is here Jeff Gordon your boss was there. One night slammed back whatever he was drinking. Confirm when he was drinking. They don't do that in a little bit. Stella Artois classy you could misconstrued that between arrogance or confidence, and sometimes there's a fine line. I think. The Mustache was the compass Jeff. I don't know how I had any confidence after that damn thank. Rip The pins podcast available on Amazon. Dot Com and your favorite podcast APP. The expanded fastest lap in Sunday's cup. Race at Bristol was turned in by Chase Elliott with speed of one hundred twenty three point, five seven eight miles an hour that happened on lap, two forty, seven of the supermarket heroes, five hundred. The xfinity fastest lap brought to you by. That wasn't just passed. That was xfinity fast expanding proud partner of NASCAR coming up an update on Nascar Hall of fame voting with Winston. Kelly I this. Is Nascar live on the motor racing network Voice of Nascar? If you suffer from heartburn or other digestive related disorders, then there is a new safe better, a natural alternative to better digestive illness and heartburn relief. Brexit not only provides relief. Relief of heartburn, but praxis takes a three hundred sixty degree approach to support better digestion protect you from harmful bacteria and also balance your stomach to improve digestive functions. 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He worked his way back to third when the leaders crashed with two laps to go. Off Offer on May twelfth, and just kept psych on Ford. They got the grain. You'll five blocks they they'd drop the granting go five racks and racks. And the next thing I knew I was resetting four. Wow this is perfect. And cleared for third. On the restart their last restart and I watched Jillian chase going at it. Mexican, favor, racking and here we found herself in Victory Lane on the road in the air, and around the world we live in is trusted to be seen trusted to be heard entrusted to perform now back to your host Mike Bagley. Thanks for joining us on this week's NASCAR live, the end may is always an important time for the Nascar Hall of fame usually. Usually the week between the all star race, and the Coca Cola six hundred is hall of Fame Voting Day. That's where the hall of fame panel gets together to vote for the upcoming class that will be enshrined, but do the due to the pandemic. It's changed this year are in St. Post talked with Executive Director of the Nascar Hall. Winston Kelly about that and more. One of the aspects of the hall of fame that usually happens around this time of year is voting on your twenty twenty one class where we had in the process with that well just like everybody else. We've had to be flexible fluid. Whatever word that you want to us and we work very closely with NASCAR WE'RE GONNA do it virtual meeting We did the voting as poor, probably aware. We're going from five to three inductees to make sure that we maintain that incredibly standards of excellence to get in, so we've got a modern era ballot of people that. That have raised since nineteen sixty one in the current that nominating committee met in Daytona when everything was still opened up, so those ten nominees were announced a few weeks ago along with the Pioneer Val, the pioneer ballot, and the Committee for that the Honors Committee is made up predominantly of living hall of famers. Living Squad Hall Award winners so we're going to do that type of vote. Where are sixty four members will are invited June, the nine to have that type of now the actual date for the announcement national, still working with their accounting firm and NBC SNL. Partner because since some of the ballots will be emailed in Mayo back in from a snail mail standpoint. We didn't have the announcement that day, so We hope to nail down that day. Now that we've got a the rest of that week arrested the next week. Kind of nail down where we'll be racing. Where that slots in and make sense that NBC generally devotes the majority of the show, one of their Nascar America's so it'll be shortly after that whether it's the following week after that, so that's when the class of twenty twenty one with the two members for the modern era, and the one member from the pioneer ballot will be announced, so we then start the process of developing everything in the ceremony to the merchandise and paraphernalia that. That goes with that such a life changing day when those announcements are made, and we can't wait can't wait to see What you guys come up with as far as all of that does can't wait to get things open backup Winston as as as as indicated, and I've indicated we've we're. We're living. In these cycles. These waves, these phases different states have phases and colors, and there's three and there's five and there's two and there's everything. Where are we at as far as the Nascar Hall of fame? As far as getting a chance for fans for all of us, get back in the first thing and I've told our staff in those were working with their parent company that operates other buildings like the Convention Center Ovens Auditorium Bojangles, Coliseum, as we're gonNA open when we're safely ready to open. Our staff has been trained. We have all the procedures and protocols. Just like Nascar has done whether it's in terms of cleaning equipment, sneeze guards and things like that. We're not gonNA open before we're ready, so the phase that we thought we were in was could potentially have had us open toward the end of May. We're in phase now in North Carolina the current timeframe is some time June twenty seven after now this thing has been fluid. It could be a little bit. Earlier could be a little bit later. We recognize that we would not have been ready made twenty third so that you know we. We are very close to heavy. Everything buttoned up and starved to train our staff We've already got Oliver. Facility stuff up in right, so we don't have an exact day, but. But we've got a button up and finish some of our protocols, and then another key part is the communication letting people know what we're doing how we're doing things different in what to expect when they show up so now that we've got a the basic bones, if you will and then some additional details that we've got put together that communication, and there's so many different costumers, just like NASCAR is a lot of different stakeholders. We're looking at our general admission customer are. Pied customer that comes in and we do over three hundred a year that sometimes been over thousand or so people. We're not going to be able to have those big events right off the bat. We ask people to stay tuned and ask her how `Bout Com. That's where we'll communicate, but right now we would be eligible to June the twenty seven. That's a target day. We can if we're ready and are allowed to open a little bit earlier. We would certainly consider that, but only if we're ready. If, it gets pushed back a little bit further. You know we'll just deal with it and go from there. That was holstead Pennsylvania's Steve posed with sweet biscuit South Carolina's Winston Kelly by the way to hear that full visit. Checkout Moran's crew call at M. R. N.. Dot Com coming up Martinsville. speedway track president. Campbell joins us to discuss the tracks I mid week night race in Martinsville. speedway history times have been tough lately. Fridays feel like Mondays. Weekends like weekdays. But soon that will change because soon we will have race day, but day to be thankful for those off the track while we root together for our drivers on. A day when the red flag is lifted and the green flag classic cans a day. That is just the beginning. NASCAR is back. And Asgard Cup series on Fox F. is one brought to you by Finnity Gordon is come from virtually nowhere. He's one of NASCAR's all time great. For Time in his career, pioneering champion beat the right place at the right time, the kid who took on the good ole boys and Change Nascar we started Goto, FM Earnhardt R.. N. presents a ten part podcast series that traces Gordon's rise to Nascar Legend Jeff Gordon, the colorful career of the Rainbow Warrior available now at M. R. N. Dot Com and your favorite podcasts. Clay Campbell the president of Martinsville speedway. John's US next this is nascar live on the motor racing network, the voice of Nascar. It's ripped offense. Alex Beaumont is here Jeff Gordon. Your boss was there one night. Slam back whatever he was drinking confirmed when he was drinking. We'll do that in a little bit. He was drinking. Stella Stella Artois classy. You could misconstrue that between arrogance or confidence in sometimes there's a fine line. 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Live next week got a busy week of racing beginning with a mid week race at Martinsville speedway and Clay Campbell of Martinsville, speedway is here to talk about it Klay. We'll come back to NASCAR. Live how we doing down there doing great bag man, looking forward to uh, looking forward to next week are first mid our I totally under the Lights Cup race for new maximum pain relief five. Five hundred, so you know we're. We're about a week away and looking forward to it before we get into the nuts and bolts of what's happening next week. Let's talk about the Martinsville Virginia community. How is the community making out with all the things that are going on with the COVID nineteen crisis? What's the level of anticipation like in the community? About what's about to happen next week oil? You know here and and Martin. Martin Henry, county, we've been pretty fortunate as far as cove in nineteen outbreak. We've we've had very few cases, so knock on wood. That's been good for the community we do have some and and we've had You know we've had some serious cases, so our heart goes out to to those that have suffered from this but again we've been pretty fortunate here. every body you know number one they're. They're excited. Excited that NAFTA's back. We're back to racing even though it's without fans, and that's the that's the downside to it, so there was a lot of anticipation leading up to this event. If it had gone off his planned it was probably the most anticipated look forward to excitement everything in the book. It was there and we had. We had the ingredients for a perfect weekend, and then the this pandemic hit so it. Took a sales out of our out of the deal, but. Everybody's still looking for to there as I said. They're glad we're back to racing They realized that this race will be run without fans. They know they're better days in the future and and hopefully Obviously, we don't have the schedules for twenty twenty one, but hopefully they'll get to see this race next year under the lights and. They do get to see it. they do get to see it. F S One next Wednesday night. Listen to you guys on on are and Siriusxm, so it's it's still going to be out. There is just it's just going to be different It should be the same if not better Martinsville race so. A lot to look forward to. We do have a lot to look forward to and and I I think it. It goes without saying that we missed the fans. We want the fans back as quickly as they possibly can get back. Your event will be run without fans, and you've gotten clearance, obviously, from the Commonwealth of Virginia to run that event. What does that Ben like trying to coordinate that annot governor, nor them has has basically had the state. Shut down for a while, but it looks like Virginia's starting to to open back up. What's it been like working with with local officials and even state officials trying to pull this off next Wednesday well I been? been a long process. Obviously and there's been a lot of good people that have been working on this The NASCAR folks on the competition side you know everybody's working outside their normal day job I mean who would have ever thought that all of this would be on on. You know working on things related to the CDC to to state local federal guidelines on pandemics and things that we're dealing with, but everybody's done one heck of a job and getting together protocols where we can bring our sport back to Action Safely methodically practically. And you know you can check all those off the boxes. It started with Darlington. There was a lot of work that went into that. We had weekly calls for pretty good. While and I think the the process went almost flawlessly, was there and you know everything that that we had as far as protocols went off without a hitch, so you know my hat's off to everybody that was involved in that process working with with our governor and his office. They were highly impressed with what NASCAR came to the table with, and you know everything that that you know everybody working together got that done had it not been for that? That group to the return to racing group, they came up with all of this and worked with epidemiologist. Is that what is that how you say so Yeah, had you all kinds of experts? and every every t was crossed. Every hour dotted to make sure that we're doing this right because we can't fail. We gotta go back. The Right Way and was it was pretty neat to see that document from start to finish on how this all works pretty impressive and It was a long process to get it done, but hey, where there? Were back to racing You know looking back to win. Our sport came to a screeching halt. Luckily we had I racing to kind of take up the slack to keep us relevant. We were the only sport that was able to do that so you know we we were. We were kind of a leg up on other sports, and thankfully we had that because we we stayed in the public eye. We even gained some fans I think I racing and and Fox putting it on the. You know I'm sure. Some younger generation kept up with that and I'm sure they're looking for the day. They can actually go to a racetrack and see the real deal so unfortunate and I think our fans have hung in there with us and. You know I it some. Some bad times in our country right now and you know our hearts ache for everything that we're going through but like I say we're. You know we're GONNA. Keep our. Keep going forward and again the day will come when fans will return or sport. We'll be back to normal and we'll see in. Do What we love, and and that's nice car. It's the blue EMU maximum pain relief five hundred next Wednesday. At Martinsville, speedway are broadcasting brethren at F. S. one. Have you covered on TV? And of course we've got you covered on radio. Right here on the motor racing. Racing Network lay thanks for all the hard work and dedication that you and your team have have put out to get us back to racing one of the most anticipated racing events of the season. Glad to see it come to be next weekend and we appreciate you and all you and your team have done to make it happen and thanks a lot I appreciate it like I say it's been A. Team effort from. From. The top with Jim France Lisa Kennedy Steve Phelps all the way down it. It's been a concerted effort to to see what we're seeing now with cars back on the track and it. It is pretty neat to finally see that and at least see in here watching it on TV listen to you guys so can't wait to. Wednesday night to to see it here at Martinsville speedway. The Time Klay we'll catch up soon. 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It talk about Rusty's relationship with the late Great Dick trickle and some of his biggest races. Rusty Wallace going back to Victory Lane Martinsville. How will you know NASCAR favor rusty wallace rusty? Wallace is the nineteen eighty-nine Winston Cup champion unfiltered unbiased opinion on topics then burn in NASCAR nation if I would have done that back up a lot of stuff up Outta had problems. You know the ever changing landscape of the sport, the random facts about the NASCAR hall of Famer Back Adopt. To with rusty only on the motor racing network. Let's get to it rusty question number one and it comes from Youngstown Ohio. Eric has sent us a question twitter. Good morning, rusty I like this. What was the greatest race car driver in your opinion that was never given the equipment or tune ity succeed in your era. That's a good one. Yeah, it is a good one in the driver that comes to my mind right away. It's gotTA. Be Dick trickle. Dick won so many short-track races. He was a mentor. Mind taught me a ton about racing on short tracks, but then he went down south in started running some of the the Nascar races, and we all knew everybody knew that he had to write car. He could win everything because he was just so talented, he had good teams, but never had great teams and so. So my answer US gotta be the late. Dick trickle one of the greatest racers of all time. Let's go back a little bit and stay with Dick trickle. You obviously knew him at the Cup level, but your relationship with with Dick started long before that. I would assume it was ASA. Take us back if you can and can't remember the opportunity where that. That relationship between you and Dick trickle began to foster. Yeah, thanks for letting me do this. I mean young punk in Saint. Louis Missouri, trying to make it and really needed some help from some people to further my knowledge, understand with the cars needed and stuff like that and so I'm like Haiti Greatest Guy Out. Here's Dick Trick, on wonder, if even talk to me. Me Now so I talked to him. And he immediately took me under his wing. He immediately was being nice, and I would ask them about springs and shocks. He'd go. Hey, come over here, kid, let me show you. He'd opened his Book Up Jeff and he would show me the setup. He had in his car. Instead. You keep your mouth shut. Don't tell everybody this. I, Soak Yes sir, yes, sir. I couldn't believe what I was looking at. I mean I'm looking at all set of served the what Dick trickle, the greatest driver Myra in short track race is doing. He gave it to me. He would do that on a weekly basis whereas my career one on everything getting better and better for me, and I started winning some races, and he's okay what you have. have in your car and I immediately gave him everything I had so that point we had an open book, but he was to senior he was. The one has been there done that all the tracks it got to be your where every Monday. We would call each other and I would start the conversation off. A said Hey Dick. How's the weather up there and he'd answer? Okay, what do you want? Because he knew I had a break die somewhere. Get something going, but it finally got to be where he'd sit down with a cup of coffee from my phone. Call on a Monday morning after the racist, but he helped me so much. Jeff incredible will. There is question number one of two for the driver of that famous number two car the AH. Sponsored. Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace at one down one to go rusty second question comes to us from Stephanie in Winston. Salem North Carolina what was your biggest win of your career? And why yet? Another great question? Probably most people would think my greatest win would have been my very first win at Bristol, Tennessee, when I won the valley shale five hundred back in nineteen, eighty-six as my first win, but it really wasn't. It was in the reason. It wasn't because I had such a concerned that man digest. Get lucky that day. That I just Kinda back into this I led a ton of laps. In. Nobody broke for me to win I went on, and just had a great car one, but was that a one race wonder. Was that ever GonNa Happen in? Four races later I go to Martinsville Virginia and I win again and I'm Michael Man. I think made it. That's two wins and four weeks with a new team. The Blue Max Reiss team out of Dallas, Texas crew, cheap, buried and engine builder. Herald Elliott like magical team Tim Richmond drove for that team, and then moved onto the Kendrick teen to following year, and they call me, and I got the seat. We run one right off the bat of Bristol and April, and then like I said but four. Four weeks later Martinsville win and as a driver. Try and make it. Mu Win to in that small time down. South was kind of club. They always talked about the boys down south. You know the clan down there and me. Being an outsider finally got the win them, and that was just a feeling that was incredible, and really that was my most important. Win My second wind to tell myself this wasn't a fluke. Good cars. You can do this and you did it again. and that is rusty. Wallace name is Jeff will join us again for another edition of to with rusty to ask a question for upcoming with rusty segments. Join the conversation on twitter at M. R., N. radio, using the Hashtag ask him are end if you'd like to call in question. Question for rusty. Wallace used the Marin hotline at one eight, four, four four Escobar end. On the days back when he was driving the Kodiak car, it's too with rusty only on the motor racing network. Should get your calls and tweets in for rusty. The series has been great so far and we look forward to hearing more of them. We'll put a bow on this week's NASCAR, live with another forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson, plus we'll take a trip back in NASCAR history with Suzy Armstrong next. Today's broadcast is brought to you by blue EMU maximum pain relief, the official pain relief cream of the motor racing network. The return of green flags and checkered flags rivalry in tradition, drifting drafting rippin the wall, trading bank gas and goes bump and runs too tight too loose, gresh rubber scuff tire, smoking tires, extreme, major heart fearless. This is so return. Loud. Bhaskar is back and we're bringing you the best seat in the House EXP-. FINNITY PROUD PREMIER PARTNER OF NASCAR. For more than eighty years, Detroit diesel has been the legendary driving force powering freightliner western star trucks across North America through our state of the art. Detroit technologies and components and safety systems. 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Hendrick motorsports being there for. For my teammates and team members absolutely I'm shown up twin races and championships, but I feel almost more pressure to to handle VAT part correctly. Then I'd do to to go out and win in eighth, but I'm trying really hard to not let that pressure beyond me. This been forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson. Welcome back to Nascar live if you want to catch up on all of the forty eight stories with Jimmy Johnson they are. Are Housed at Emma Dot. com just be sure to go up top and click on the shows tab speaking of Jimmy Be Grand Marshall this weekend at the Atlanta. Motor speedway should be cool to see all time. Give the command fire engines from with inside his number forty eight Chevy Camaro before we take the chequered flag on another edition of Nascar live. It's time for this week in NASCAR history here. Susan Armstrong. Thanks like this week. We light. Light our retro rockets and Jet Back to one thousand, nine, hundred sixty three, president. Kennedy's Moon Challenges well underway as NASA selects fifteen new astronaut trainees Alfred. Hitchcock's the birds has movie goers flocking to the local cinema. It's tube city for the beach. Boys as they ride atop the radio waves with the beach. Bum Hit Surfin, USA and Fred. Lorenzen was hanging ten around. Charlotte Motor speedway closing junior Johnson in the waiting lapse of the world six hundred. Nineteen ninety-one. The half dozen members of Diamond Rio converge the Top of the country charts with meet in the middle, the late Patrick swayze ads people magazine's sexiest man, alive recognition to his gallery of entertainment honours, hot, and the comedy channel snickered all the way to cable channel, dominance, merging deform, comedy, central and Ken Schrader got the last laugh in the first state, driving the Hendrick motorsports Chevrolet to his Final Cup series victory at Dover internationals. Know. Graphic will come into play for Kenny. Schrader is he gonNA alone upper halfway. The banking turns one and two white down at the bottom, the track the crowd cheers of the past here on the back straightaway about fifteen carlos margin over Dale earnhardt. Because that's just about what it's going to end up here here comes straight off turnover four. This proud is on their feet, cheering his second win. Hundred Nineteen, ninety-one at waiter takes the checkered flag and win the Budweiser. Five. Five hundred thousand three Justin. Timberlake didn't have to cry a river dancing top the charts with rock. Your Body Finding Nemo locates the number one slot at the box office. The Disney Channel says goodbye to the Popular Sitcom. Even Stevens as America says hello to the Solo career and victory antics of Shiloh buff and mo-. Par was back to its old tricks and back in Victory Lane. As Ryan Newman guided the team penske dodge to victory in the Mbna four hundred at Dover. So. So far so good for Ryan Newman, the alltel dodge down to the inside lane of the racetrack, swinging wide, almost making contact with the concrete, but it keeps it off the wall back to turn three is Ryan. Newman least the way the third time in his Winston Cup? Career Ryan Hewitt going to victory lane. Those are just some of the events from this week in Nascar. Thank you susie. We'd also like to thank Noah Gregson for joining this week. Also Zane Smith and Clay Campbell in for the rest of the Marin crew I'm Mike Bagley? We thank you as always for joining us. We can't wait to chat with you on another edition of Nascar live next week right here on the motor racing network until then so long everybody. NASCAR. Live is a production of the motor racing network with studios in Concord. 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"Uh-huh. The following is a production of the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. Look it up rock and roll today without the plug four hundred guys they're great day. Tonight. We'll have a widower we gotta deal. The motor racing network presents NASCAR law. Jimmy Johnson is on role his Jimmy Johnson Chad canal. No secret, they were butting heads a little bit things. More all that harmonious there on the forty eight hour Cal Maroma who narrowly on the Daytona five Eric L Merola. I think is still the most undersung story of the twenty NASCAR live is brought to you by Hercules tires Ryan on our strings from the motor racing network studios in concord, North Carolina. Here's your host Mike Bagley. Hello, everybody. Welcome to another addition of NASCAR car live on the motor racing network. Mike Bagley in the Marin crew with you. And what I say the crew. Boy, do we have the crew on this week show. You're going to hear from the voices in the motor racing network. We're going to look back at the top stories of two thousand eighteen will hear from 'em are an anchor. Jeff St. will you'll hear from rusty Wallace. Dave moody Winston Kelly Steve post. Psst. Alex hayden. Woody Kane in Kyle Ricky all of those gentlemen here tonight to break down the top stories of two thousand eighteen. This is NASCAR lives countdown of the top ten. Biggest stories of the twenty eighteen NASCAR season number ten rat. Mapa driver on a crimes Iowa. Roles dot across the thick. But more important that he is twenty eight NASCAR chemistry truck during Tempe underdog champions in all of nascar's national series. Checkered flag in the air timer Rettig wins the forty three hundred and Tyler Rettig wins twenty eighteen NASCAR he series championship. Joey said the other day, it's the big three and me. Well as the one is gonna win it Joey Logano in its tenth full-time season. The Cup series is going to win at fort ego boost four hundred and the two thousand eighteen series championship. The most on likely of the four coming in is the one hook prevails into the view of Alex Hayden of Goldsboro, North Carolina. I don't think Joey llegado wasn't under. Dog champion. I really don't. Because once they got their win. They went into how can we make this race car better? How can we get more speed in the race car? It something that was planned once they got that win and got qualified for the playoffs. So I I don't see that as an underdog story whatsoever may be because they weren't grabbing headlines each and every week like the quote, unquote, big three were. But to me Joey Logano just wasn't underdog champion now. Brent Moffitt on the other hand Tyler Rettig on the other hand. I think we're totally underdog champions given facts special Brett Moffitt, and that her Tori team that they didn't even know what if they're going to race track week in week out that that was just fantastic story. I the two, and I agree with you on the Joel Gano thing. He may not have been one of the big three all year. But how many times in other sports you hear about the key is to get hot at the right time. And when the playoffs rolled around you could argue that they were the hottest team throughout those ten weeks. And they showed it at the end. I mean, the win at martinsville, obviously was pivotal to get him there. But I don't agree with you. I don't. I know that he is necessarily the underdog. Yeah. Brett Moffitt with the whole thing about not being able to make it to some racist. Perhaps along the way. Then let's go forget the whole engine swapping where the NT one motor was there. And the Toyota built voter was there, and they went back and forth on that deal. The one that sticks out to me the most is Tyler Rettig not necessarily that he won. But how he won remember at the end of that race. He stayed in that top groove a piece of paper with from the wall for what forty fifty laps at the end of that race. And you just kept thinking, I remember, I did he's gonna hit the wall. He's gonna hit the wall. Any never did. No with so much on the line that championship. They're in the forty booths three hundred to have the lead that he built by running that line. You would've thought at some point. He said, okay. Let's let's back it down. Give myself some space, maybe two feet, maybe three feet, maybe even a fool car with off that safer barrier. But he didn't and to me that was just laser focused. That's a guy that was in the zone and to me if he's comfortable comfortable and confident writing that line. You let him go you let that horse run where that horse wants to run. And that's Tyler Rettig. Did. I I agree. That was a a spectacular drive to win a championship. And isn't that what they're really all about being on the edge, the ragged edge of of of crashing or not making it and then pulling through he didn't back his way into it. He went and got that championship agree. Let's off turn to they'll spill on the back straightaway. And into the byu date moody ferry just love the fact that when we went to homestead Miami speedway. If we'd taken a poll on who's going to win the three respective national series championships about five percent of the fan base would have gotten any of them. Right. Much less all of them. Right. That's what I love about our sport. You don't know until it's over what's going to happen. If you go to an NFL game, and it's forty two to fourteen at the end of the third quarter head for the car beat the traffic, you know, who's gonna win if it if it's thirteen to three in the bottom of the ninth of the football game head for the car Pete. The traffic, you know, who's gonna win. But man. In our sport. Until the final lap is complete ASMAR drew junior. How the final lap at the Rover win until it's over in an over and that goes for the race. And it goes for the championship as we learned this year. This is NASCAR lives countdown of the top ten biggest stories of the twenty eighteen NASCAR season. And now a page from the diary of Flo. Dear diary, the ghost is back. This house is protected through progressive. But that doesn't mean it's not haunted. How else would you explain that radiator like clanking sound or the moon colored light in the hallway that's gone by morning? Maybe he never bundled home and auto and he's doomed to suffer an eternity without the savings. Save an average of seventeen percents on car insurance when you bundle home and auto through progressive. What was that wind like sound? Oh, right. The wind. Progressive casualty insurance company and affiliates. Discounts not available in all states or situations. Live sports are the one true reality entertainment, where a single dramatic moment had become timeless in NASCAR motoracing networks. Live broadcast. Elevates your senses to the site sound struggles taking place on the racetrack. Lisa pack. No one ever thought. He would contend to the win. He's gonna win the sixtieth running a Daytona five hour radio to the imagination of the listener tune in to the motor racing network. Visit 'em R N dot com. Tom for an affiliate list in your local area. We've got more of the top stories of twenty eighteen coming up. Brought to you by autozone. Your check engine light has finally met its match, autozone. Free fixed binder service can help find you a solution. So you can do more get in his own autozone. This is NASCAR live on the motor racing network. The voice of NASCAR. M R ends throwback Thursday. The greatest races in NASCAR history. Petty back in front. Pettiest lighting still running have they come. The the winter is number twenty one play span the go into the outside wall. Vern hard hits the wall run hits the wall and scooting through is Jeff and he is going to win the Holly arms. Four hundred here this afternoon. Thursdays. Weren't on 'em Arain dot com on demand on I two Google play throwback Thursday on M R, N dot com. Changes good. You're the growing the other part? You know, some some kind of changes always happen. 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 die for the on the cups. I has been something I've always wanted to do and to bring the twelve car back. I think it's a pretty big deal midday NASCAR fixes NASCAR today. Mid day. Weekdays here on the voter AC network. The voice of NASCAR. This is that's our lives countdown of the top ten big stories of twenty eight team NASCAR season. Never done baby. Boy, try to get it done. The way to return is over Hillary combs more Clinton Moyer sees the chucker Klag Stewart Haas racing has a record season in the air for the fifth time this year. Kevin Harvick wins the monster. Energy NASCAR Cup Siri. Honestly this year was a year where we thought we were going to be, you know, third line as far as the cars were, you know, from from speed standpoint, just because of you know, the Chevrolets were really really fast at all the tests that they went to preseason and the Toyotas were where they were last year. Obviously, a lot changed over the offseason with the way that the cars were inspected the splitter rule, and you know, so that all that stuff kind of seem to fall into our wheel house, and we were able to you know, to have a lot of speed in the car and our guys had done a good job track. Eric Merola who nearly Daytona five hundred. Hey, leads the way coming down the line and he will win today. Tom today. People standing with another former champion. I was amazing. What Stewart Haas racing did and spend a little time somewhere during the year with Tony Gibson? Tony is the former crew chief for Kurt Busch. And he was crew chief for everybody over there and just be loved and respected by everybody. And I spent some time over at Stewart Haas racing which is not far from MR on here in just over in canal. Plus, and the one thing that that made me understand what was happening is is that when Clinton gets a car and Kevin Harvick gets a car and Kurt Busch at the time got a car and an Eric got a car. They were identical race cars. I think the first thing that Tony Gibson did has got everyone on the same page. And that to me is always the challenge with multi-car team is getting everybody on the same page. And so and it takes a guy like Tony Gibson there to say, no, no now, you're running this frame, and you're in this frame, and you're running this one year run in this one in. Oh, by the way, Harvick won with us. So don't give me the line that that doesn't work. Okay. So. I think it took good performance. But but I think it took a guy like Tony Gibson to say we're doing duplicate cars along the way of the action for us this afternoon. Let's go up to Jeff struggle from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I think when you hand out the report card at the end of the season, you have to I understand it llegado got the championship. But I think when you take a look at a team that excelled you set your goals in the off season in need comeback the following off season in you look to see if you've achieved your goals for Stewart hostile basing. They've achieved every single goal that they had in play except for one. And that was for one of their drivers to be a championship winning driver. They came close with Kevin Harvick. But when you go back and take a look at the season that they had with Harvick with Kurt Busch with Eric L Merola with Clint Boyer all of their drivers one racist all of their drivers advanced into the playoffs all of their drivers made a deep run in the playoffs. They were contenders everywhere they went, and if you recall they may switch from Chevrolet Ford, really not that long ago just two years removed from their relationship with Chevrolet and their new one with Ford. They Stewart Haas racing are the team to beat each and every week. Number eight a busy silly season. For NASCAR teams and driver there always from Barre Vermont. It's Dave moody Kurt Busch going to Chip Ganassi racing. Obviously as big move. I expect him to to upgrade that team to upgrade that organization Kurt Busch. Looking for the checker Kurt Busch lead today toll a five hundred never won before Daytona a former series champion. He will fix that today. And I say that simply because every team has ever run for has gotten better with him behind the wheel. He's done it for every organization he's ever signed a contract with throughout his career. And I don't think Chip Ganassi will be any different. It's going to be very interesting to see what Martin true junior can achieve at jokey ABS racing. Obviously, the everyone expects success there with he and Kohl Pearn remaining together. I think once we once we get the official word. The Daniel Suarez is is going to replace Kurt Busch and the forty one car at Stewart Haas I expected that that's going to happen. And I have a funny feeling that this could be the reincarnation of joy Lugano when Joey left Joe Gibbs racing and went to Team Penske, Joey struggle at kids and never really felt at home. There went to Team Penske. And now he's a champion at a fairly short number of years. I think Daniel Suarez has an opportunity to turn that into a win win of his own race into the view of killingly. Connecticut scowl Rick so many changes in silly season. As is the case every year at at nascar's top three levels, in fact, and I think the rookie class next year is going to be something to keep an eye on Daniel Henrich moving up to the Richard Childress racing Cup series program after finding a lot of success. In the NASCAR xfinity series replacing Ryan Newman in the thirty one car. You have a former modify champion in Ryan Preece that has proved well on the race track. Running for Joe Gibbs racing. These last couple of seasons in a part time schedule, but has made the most of that opportunity in was rewarded with a fulltime opportunity. JT Daugherty racing next year to run the forty seven car replacing AJ almond Dinger in that. Right. I think that tift. You know, he's found success. At Richard Childress racing was a part of the twelve driver playoffs. This year wasn't able to get that win. But I think the move to front row motorsports. Could elevate that teams program in twenty nineteen. He has a couple of veteran. Teammates, Michael McDowell and David Ragan. So I think the working class will be something that will have to keep an eye on in twenty nine hundred and something that really excites me looking the next year seeing three grassroots racers drivers that just a couple of years ago where running modified and legend cars and pro late models at short tracks across the country now on nascar's big stage alongside Kurt Busch at Chip Ganassi racing. Daniel Suarez where the new ride and a new home. They're Martin tricks junior. Joe Gibbs racing. Sure. There's there's a lot of new faces Ryan Newman at row Fenway. I think we've gotten back to an old style silly season if you will in because it seemed like over the last. Full years. What he there's been one maybe two drivers switching around perhaps a sponsor here and there, but this was a very active silly season. And I think it's one that is going to produce a lot of a lot of new successes. Come twenty nine hundred one of the more active that we've seen in a while. Now, you might quibble with is it really new face in a new place for Martin tricks junior because they've been affiliated with Joe Gibbs racing and been working with those same guys all along. So I guess that you just eliminate the distance. Now, not that that's a big issue anymore. But let's look even deeper than that you've got a big big change over at Hendrick motorsports. With Jimmy Johnson and check now splitting up tech annouce going to go with William Byron a seven time champ coming in with a guy who just turned twenty one. And Jimmy Johnson is said this. I think that match is going to be really south. This is NASCAR lives countdown of the top ten biggest stories of the twenty eighteen NASCAR season. Race bands. 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This is NASCAR lives countdown of the top ten. Biggest stories of the twenty eighteen NASCAR season. Number seven. All new rules tonight about half the downforce 'bout half the horsepower. These car actually drafting on a mile and a half racetrack. But stay tuned C. What have member seven nascar's move to a new aero package? This was actually used in the vast car expanding series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year. It got rave reviews. Their Jeff were about the final reviews. We're gonna get the monster energy NASCAR Cup series. And it will be Alex Bowman. I don't think the package really fits my driving style. You know, I'm used to high horsepower less downforce less tire. Whereas we're going to less horsepower. More downforce more grab wide for the Lee. Kurt Busch to the bottom. I would say it's gonna be big on from short tracks with big or sponsor to the the faster tracks with lesser horsepower. At the big swan Kyle Busch wins the canam five hundred. In all reality, something that I don't agree with. But it's what's happening in Wisconsin. So we'll left work on at the best. We can invest. We know how everybody Joe Gibbs racing are art partners Toyota, and our teammates and everybody to try to make our program the strongest and go out there and be able to win we're going to start over per to their as always from Barre Vermont. It's date moody, I'm optimistic and a lot of the really smart people. But no more about aero-dynamics than I do. Are Optima stick that? It's going to bunch up the pack a little bit the way restrictor plate racing did many many years ago at Daytona and Talladega and has ever since I think that badly needed. I think the days of a leader getting out in front on a mile and a half track into driving off to an eight or ten second lead. That doesn't sell a lot of tickets that doesn't get people excited. I it doesn't inspire a lot of conversation along the water cooler. So I think if this if it works the way it sounds like it's going to work. And if the drivers give it a chance one. One of the biggest disappointments of my year last year was went drivers climbed out of those cars after a spectacular all star race. And absolutely demoralized the fan base by telling them the race that they just saw a race. Look the fans pretty much love from start to finish wasn't good. In fact, because it was too slow and it was too easy. And it was to this to that to the other. So if the athletes get behind this and give it a fair break, I'm interested to see what it'll be this year. And I'm optimistic that it's going to be a better package on the intermediate tracks the race into the view of killingly, Connecticut, scowl Ricky thing the biggest unknown for twenty nineteen will be the new aero package. And I think there's a lot of fans, and I think all the teams looking to the Atlanta Motor Speedway that second race of the season where we'll see the aero package in play for the first time it worked great at the monster. Energy NASCAR all star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway last may pack racing. Luckily changes lot of passing. Throughout the field thing. It's a good thing. I think it will allow the opportunity to see more fantastic finishes more passes in race. I think we'll see a bunch of different winners and a bunch of different names on the whim list that we have not seen in victory lane either ever or in quite a few seasons number six. What? Playoff highlights. Mounting charge around the outside his little bit of health. Her force doesn't have any help. The field and lowlights treble back straight away. It's outta roll up. Tesla they come on the collect Toma nearly four. Why for the top spot is Kyle of Newcrest behind Kirk put then he with Alex Bowman William viral Jimmy tried to take up into the outside wall. Kevin Harvick news after winning Texas the penalty subtly all patients that came from that here conflict. Gano in his tip full-time season to the Cup series is going to win at Ford ego boost four hundred and the two thousand eighteen series championship. The most unlikely of the four coming in is the one who prevails understood it was a a situation where we saw exactly what NASCAR wanted to see. We saw championship moments. It wasn't just a season long grind where one guy gets out front. And that's that. We saw guys have to step up in certain situations. Like Lugano at martinsville. For example, and other guys had issues to overcome like Kevin Harvick I think that is the kind of drama that you want in the playoffs because remember when Kevin Harvick got the penalty earlier in the year at the beginning of the season after Las Vegas the next track. Phoenix he went in there with a mad on and and whoop. And he came back the next the next race at the end of the season the same situation happened. The penalty comes in Phoenix comes up. He wasn't as dominant but early on through. Practicing qualifying everybody was taking my gosh. Are we going to beat this guy? I think a lot of it too is we want the superstars we want the playoff drivers to win racist. And we put premium on that now in that was obvious when Joey llegado moved Martin tricks junior out of the way and martinsville last turn of the last lap. He had win that race face. It Lagaan wanted and needed to win that race to give him that shot. True felt confident over the next couple of weeks in the tracks ahead common, especially with the point margin that he had as far as cushioned goes. But the premium of winning a race in Harvard Texas the premium to win that race team was willing to do whatever it took to win that race. Obviously they got caught doing some things outside of the rules. But that also then forced the team at Phoenix to do some things differently that really go after it, and they had to to show what kind of team they were after cheddar Smith car chief and Rodney children's are cheaper suspended, and they were still able to manage and get into the championship four. So I I like the way our playoff system is structured because it puts a premium on winning races as opposed to have in that finger quotes that could day. All. Oh, please. I'm glad I'm glad that's going away. Now, I think one of the things that will linger with me about the playoffs is Kyle Busch. He was very good. Don't get me wrong. But he wasn't as dominant as he was during the middle of the year. Jeff's regal, let's take a look back at the playoffs. I think it offered NASCAR fans everything that they would be hoping for. I know. I know it gave me everything I was looking for. I think when you look at some of the highlights you have to look at the fact that Stewart Haas racing put all four of their cars in the playoff and made a deep run. I think you have to look at chase Elliott in his win at Kansas and kept him moving into the playoffs deeper into the playoffs. Did he make it to the championship for? No. But everybody knew that chase Elliott was a playoff contender. I think when you look back at the highlights of twenty eighteen as far as the playoffs are concerned. There were many of them. I think when you look at the other side of the equation. Maybe what what was it that surprised you? I'd have to go with Brad Kozlowski. Because at one point if you recall he had one once and then backed it up a week later, then he would three in a row, and it looked like all of a sudden, Brad Kaz Laskey was going to be the one that would slay or stop the big three right there in their tracks that didn't happen. And unfortunately for Brad he didn't make very deep in the playoffs. This is NASCAR lives countdown of the top ten big stories of twenty eight teen NASCAR season. On February seventeenth the state will be set for racing's greatest day, the Daytona five hundred but the delivers four wide excitement legendary moments unforgettable finishing. But they that keeps you on the edge of your seat and that you'll remember forever. The greatest rates awaits experience the thrill of the Daytona five hundred in-person guarantee your seats before they sell out at Daytona five hundred dot com. 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Chase Elliott Teza breakout year brought chase Elliott the end of the back straight away. He's fouth attained a monster this is purely eighteen effort chase Elliott in victory lane. It used to be a standard statement of every race wind will chase Elliott win. He one of what he wanted to over today. He wins at Kansas speedway in the Hollywood casino four hundred he to see active freesheet stuff because the Dover was just a couple of weeks ago. But you just never know if or when you ever get another one, and especially after the road to get here or get to Watkins Glen, you know, it's it's not easy man, say get enjoyment. Can't take for granted. Plus, they said a moment ago mentioned chase Elliott. I've I'm like Russia thought he would gotten deeper into the playoffs because the way the season started when the Camaro came online that team struggled not just the nineteen. But all of Hendrick motor sports because everybody's like what's going on the Chevrolets. And then there was a well. But there's a forty two of Larson because he was running early in the season. And then at Watkins Glen, in my opinion, it was the turning point for chase Elliott. I ask chase. Well, what's happened? What's going on? He says this is just the process that's come into being where they put in all this hard work. And now we're at the point where we're getting better. And it seems like once he hit what he caught fire. He stayed that way for the most part into got right to the end of the playoffs. Yeah. I agree with you in. When I first started driving took me like seventy some starts to get my very first victory. And so it's not uncommon for a new driver to spend that much time trying to get victory lane. So once he got in there, I improved everybody he can do it. And he's kind of in the club. So to speak now. That Watkins Glen win that really gave him a lot of pep in his step so to speak, and so and then we had had more wins. Come after that. But the ways running right now is expected in my opinion. He's running really well right now he didn't make the chase. No doubt about that made mistakes gotten a crash things like that. But I think we're going to be seeing a lot of him in the years to come. There's no doubt about that. Hinder Scott, probably got to be pretty jacked up that. He's got a guy that young that. That's good in his stable in in winning now topping one of the best things that happen to him. His turn one last laugh at Watkins Glen. Turn off the track. Almost threw it away. And brought it back that helped his confidence. Here comes chase Elliott eight times. Trying to hang on he pulls away because he always showed her the blame. Whether should have not had he lost it. Then I'm not sure he would have had three wins. The fact that he was able to gather it back in hold off and still win that race when he gave up so much time. I think that helped his confidence. Oh, much to say. I can still make a mistake and win. I don't think there's a driver. No matter what age in the Cup series that is harder on himself than what chase Elliott is. Because after finishing second time and time and time again, he just beat him cell phone. So many times what he broke through at Watkins Glen and got that first career Cup went under his belt. The other two seem to just fall in place and come really easily. No, they weren't easy. But it seemed like they came across easier. So I think it was big. And I think it was big for yourself competence as well. But to to have he lead the charge, given the fact that he is the most popular driver in the sport weather. He won the award or not. He is the most popular driver go to any race track. Anywhere. We go around the country, and it's obvious. The most popular drivers. He's got a lot to live up to with the legacy of in his father and Bill Elliott and ask our hall of Famer. So there's pressure on him already. But for him to finally break through the win column. Not once not twice, but three times, I think was big. Number four much talk this season about the Kyle and Kevin show special guest, Dr Pocono Morton true ex junior. Big three one two three crew Kyle Busch. Kevin Harvick at the front of the deal here at Michigan the big free total domination again were Kevin Harvick in his t. He'll bring that board per number four care about the other two just worried about my team and what we have to and and focus on one race at a time. Push bicyc- back to the lied and Kyle Busch will score the win when the season started. Did you see three teams dominating? Did you see? Kevin Harvick Kyle Busch and Martin chew junior becoming the drivers that we would talk about basically all season long. No. In fact, I never thought that we'd be having a new terminology called the big three. That was surprising me that we use that terminology. But I always I told you off air little while ago. When people come up to me all the time. Say rusty who's gonna win this week. I consistently say the four-car a consistently say the two car, they say oh s because used to drive, and I go, no, it's not it's because I know the technology behind that card on how fast that car is good that driver is. And I constantly think about Martin true ex, you know, and, but I really thought I be talk a little bit more about chase Elliott this year because he ended the year such a high note, but he's done real well now at the end of the year. But no, I didn't think it was just those three we always got include Kabushiki. So doggone good, so fast all the time. But I thought those three would be included in more than just three agree with rusty. I thought we'd be talking about those three for sure. But I thought we would have more balanced a thought Kazlauskiene Lugano cow Larson, those guys would win more. I think it's a bigger surprise the guys that haven't won when you look at that. When you look specially. Jimmy Johnson in Kyle Larson. Denny Hamlin without they would have won. But I wouldn't have thought we would have had to drivers with eight wins and another with four that I didn't see coming certainly have been historically seasons. Like that. It has been a long long time since we've seen three guys went all the racist. Like that. It just hasn't happened all that often. And I think that was something that really captured a lot of interest. I think it was something that that that fans have been clamoring for looking any other sport one super team happens every so often, but three four five great teams that is fun to watch. And we know that that furniture row racing had that technical alliance. Joe Gibbs racing. But we also know that they did their own stuff out there in Denver Colorado under the direction of coal Pearn and everybody out there with that race team. So to me, it was three distinctly different teams. So I think that was one of the fun things about watching this this threesome battle week in week out and win so many races. Is the fact that you. The Ford team and Kevin Harvick yet to Toyota's. But two different race teams jobs racing with Kyle Busch furniture row racing with Martin tricks junior to me that was the compelling thing about it. It's one thing if you had three drivers from the same team or the same manufacturer going out and dominating. Then it kind of gets people kind of off balance get that bad taste like intricate. You mentioned a while ago. Zach exactly so to me I thought it was really fun and compelling week in and week out because they were different race teams that made it a lot more interesting to watch. It wasn't. Oh, gosh. House Richard petty gonna kill everybody this week or something like that you had a handful of guys who are going to be a real threat every week. This is Ness car lives countdown of the top ten biggest stories of the twentieth. 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Note celebrate the CEPA Tina Mason seasons and Lascaux just tough year. Jimmy Johnson jet canals are no longer Johnson wins at homestead and scores on history-making seventh champion Jenny buddy in the garage area. Could see incense the tension and the difficulties we're having and you know, from from my standpoint, I was just a place where we don't have to stay. That course, we don't have to be miserable. You know this. This isn't working it's okay to change. And that was my perspective. I think Rick was in a similar space. I think Chad ended up in a similar space. He was probably more caught off guard with the the concept in any than any of us. But he gets it. And you know, we had a heck of a run in both of us have the opinion that notes celebrate the the seventeen amazing seasons. And you know, last year was just tough year with the new broad of a moment ago about Jimmy Johnson. Chad canals. Are you surprised that they parted company at the end of this season? No, not at all. When you look at what happened the last couple of years. I'm not at all. And I think they not won several races earlier last year. This could have easily happened last year all of these things come to an in Richard and Dale Richard petty and Dale Inman, eventually parted ways different circumstances. So I wasn't all surprising. And I think a fresh start for both of them will be good for both William buyer, and and Chad canals as well as for Jimmy Johnson. And Kevin mentoring coming over there. So not off surprise. Stretch at martinsville. Rusty Wallace for the time. I personally can't believe they had the success as long as it did Winston. It went way over -ticipant for me, the both pretty strong personalities Chad with more of domineering personality than Jimmy Jimmy's kinda laid back Chad. This is what I want. This is what I'm gonna do in that that combination worked, although I will tell you the whole entire time. They're together on like, I don't know how this works because the personalities are different. They're always constantly saying we're best friends off the track. We do this. We do that. And I do know that you know, it was time. It was definitely time. You could tell that seven-time champion to start running this poorly and start making all these mistakes. He was making the focus was gone. The confidence was gone time for both on the move on. And do something different not saying that there was a toll that you put your crew chiefs through, but did you ever inefficient rusty to where you had a crew chief you had you had that chemistry and all of a sudden there was at times. It's like, you know, what we just need to go in a different direction. Where does that start in a relationship? It starts when everybody when the crew chief and the driver get too big for the bridges really for me nineteen eighty nine when I want my championship. I'll never forget soon as we won that title all these new startup team start come and trying to cherry pick him by our team members apart neighbor off from big money to forget berry Dawson got like double the pay in herald was making herald Elliott our engine guy getting these big offers. And I said, oh my gosh. This money's going to bias apart right now because it was almost too hard to turn down. And and thank gosh. We kept going. We had enough strength that we had we still won races. And and went well, but you know, when when each individual starts Pounder chest too hard and start thinking that hey, it's not the entire team is most the me making this happen. That's when you have a big problem. So I'm not going to say I saw that come in with the forty eight car. Really didn't see that. But I I think when you end up in a situation for way too long racing. I'm talking about it can get stale on you. If you're not keeping up with the times. But when I knew they had to do something was wind Jimmy Johnson was just not running. And when he's making all these mistakes spinning out look this. I know drivers drivers just don't forget how to drive something's causing this problem. And we got to stop the bleeding right now split them apart rebuild. This thing are as always Barre Vermont. It's Dave moody. I may have been in the minority on this. I was not entirely surprised when the word came that they were going to split up. It's arguably ban five years since Jimmy and Chad were at their peak. And I know there was a championship in that five years fan at they did what they had to do that day at homestead when when the two leading contenders crashed out in the very late going. But it's been it's been a while for Jimmy Johnson's four worst finishes season-long point have. Come in the last five years. So clearly something has been amidst there for quite some time and Rick Hendrick being the businessman, and that successful businessman that he is is only gonna let that roll for so long before he makes it chain the Chipper Senate five hundred a long time in the making finally Jimmy Johnson gets done storing the to win or Henry motor sports tonight wedding vote tangle summer five hundred Defoe standing by with another former champion championships eighty three wins eighteen years together. Especially in the culture were now. I mean, you can you know, we're we're we're comparing to Dale Inman and Richard petty in in Norris. No disrespect to those guys. It was a different time. It was a different era. They had a performance advantage over a lot of the teams rightly so they earned it. They worked hard to get where I think the competition. The the degree of competition was a little closer the depth of competition. I don't know if it's the degree. The degree of competition because it's David Pearson. Benny Parsons, buddy, Baker Bobby Allison, they were all pretty good. I think the challenge that Jimmy and Chad felt was that the depth of competition where you have twenty and twenty five really really well-funded team. So I think that's what's different about. I think the other thing that that Chattan Jimmy were able to do whether it was the car of tomorrow or the gen six call or whatever we had this year or or the the playoffs the chase ten drivers elimination. This that whatever it was. They were able to adapt to whatever the format was whatever the car was just tell us what we're going to raise. We're gonna come here. And we're going to beat you with it. And I think that because of the the changing nature of NASCAR that puts them in a category and a leak category. 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Countdown of the top Ken biggest stories of twenty eighteen NASCAR season number two with that said, we're gonna fight tars. We can no matter what next year looks like quite harder can throughout the season. And and try to repeat what we did last year. Twenty seventeen championship team furniture row racing shuts down. Junior champion. He's also a race Twitter as he scores. The with in the Ford equal boost four hundred to think that you know, what we've been through in the years all those guys spend together just work in their guts out. You know, and have that passion and that drive to be the best in working together towards common goal. And I guess it just finally hit them. You know that, hey, this is the last time we're going to ship seventy eight car -special guest star at Pocono Martin true ex junior. He is all loan headed off turn three. I wasn't one of the highest paid drivers. I they didn't have a big fancy shop. But everything those guys needed, you know, if they can convince Barney that it would make that car faster. He by that's I think the different mentality of that team. And and just it's just a different five to the checkered flag and Mark junior has won the auto club four hundred. Oh, it's like a small team that has a lot of money to spend to make ours fast. It's his kind of it's been. Kind of crazy thing to be part of man. It's been fun, and is awesome. And Barney's just man what a great guy what a great place to work. You know, he gave so many people opportunities years ago, and it took them a long time to convince some of the really smart guys that we have now to to come Denver. But once they did. The rest is history after they lost the sponsorship and hearing that the affiliation the alliance Costco's up and Barney Visser put him so much. I I would say I was surprised but not completely shock, given all the factors. Rusty, I have to say the same thing. I was I was really surprised only because he won the championship and they were at the top of their game. But it's it's unheard of for a team to do. So well in in a car owner financially to have enough nerve to say, you know, what we got to the top. We won the championship. I'm done to sing cost me so much money. I don't see any financial good things coming on horizon. So I'm kind of Winston I was after you sit back and think about it you go. Yeah. I kind of get it. But that initial announcement. He made it made me go. What are you doing? Holy smokes. But I get it. Now kind of goes back to Felix bodice quote had make heavy make a small fortune in racing. You start with a big fortune. Want to have a smaller four, and he's oh he's way different than Richard Childress are Richard petty. Somebody rise one hundred percent on the their sport racing that that's their livelihood. That's what they do. That's not Barney Visser livelihood. And so this was kind of his passion and his son his golf game so to speak. So this isn't something has to do lot. Other teams are pretty well augured in they have to the he doesn't. So it makes sense for him. Personally. You know, I consider them to be a rags to riches story. It's like they ran their first race in the fall of two thousand five with Jerry Robertson, and here they are two thousand seventeen Cup series champions in it's time to obviously turn new page. But do we have any other rags to riches stories that come to mind guy that just started with nothing and all of a sudden as the biggest guy in the sport? I don't think we do right now. But I think if we're having this conversation in two thousand five or two thousand six we wouldn't have seen it with furniture racing. So there could be somebody out there. Now trying to build something. In the lower tier weather. It's they're currently in the expanding series or the Cup series. One of those teams that may aspire to do that. But I don't think there's anybody that I can identify right at this moment. It was probably the biggest shock in a number of years in this four when the defending championship team has to close its doors. It's obviously major news. It wasn't one single factor that doomed that race team. It was a combination. It was a perfect storm the cost of their their technological partnership. With Joe Gibbs racing was going to go up traumatically for twenty nineteen more than double by most report at the same time as they got that news. They they learned that five hour energy ten million dollar year sponsor was going to go away. So the combination of all of those things and berry little time to go out and sponsor hunt less than sixty days really to go out and sponsor hunt before Barney Miller needed to make a commitment to his employees's to his drivers. And everybody else. That he would come back just did not allow them up opportunities to work and to and to save that race teeth. It was shocking. It was sad. It's still hard to believe that we're not gonna see that seventy eight car on pit road. And in the garage, come Daytona twenty nineteen. This is NASCAR lives countdown of the top ten biggest stories of the Twenty-eight teen NASCAR season. We've got more the top stories of twenty eight coming up as we get you into the autozone. Commercial free zone. Brought to you by autozone. Your check engine light has finally met its match, autozone. Free fixed binder service can help find you a solution. So you can do more get in his own autozone. Autozone. Helping to get more done. What we do. Best like free battery testing. Now, you can stop the second guessing. And finally start your car with confidence. Whether it's just a loose cable time for a new one, autozone. Test your battery right on the spot three of John's and right now get your carbon right with a great deal. 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The first showy llegado his one yet again, picking up the fishery and the Geico five hundred his third win at the Callaway superspeedway that I think is really the moment where I felt like you know, we win their races. We win the championship. Track. Llegado dental the inside, they touch drew echo sideways. Llegado gets fine with the favorites at the time. But as season to go along the playoffs kept on a long neck, if you guys out new trend and next thing, you know, you know, you're you're sitting better than anybody. Call the set in. Get the man that got physical coming off turn number four maze. Quick turns around at point favorites to make this happen. And we were in my opinion. P b. Joey. Can we said the other day, it's the fick free and meet while maze? The one of two win it Joey Licadho in ten full time season mcnutt theories if gonna win. Amazing distri works hard at me. But this whole team actually Donald pitcher pucks. You are the champion there. We are gunwales championship was impressive for a number of reasons. Not only did it really in my mind complete the comeback from the monumental. If you will collapse of twenty seventeen when he got off to such a great start. Then he got the penalty at Richmond and everything just went downhill from there from that point until where we are today. It has been nothing buddy uphill struggle. But yet at the same time, it has been a rise all the way to the top. So I think you really have to go back all the way year ago to really talk about just how big of a championship. This is not only for llegado and Todd Gordon, but the entire Team Penske organization was it a surprise. I don't think it's a surprise. Shouldn't be a surprise. You're talking about one of the best drivers that we see feel the race car each and every week from one of the best teams and in all of NASCAR. So from that standpoint think it's a surprise. I think the fact that he was able to come out and say he was the favorite. Well, the one thing about it. He backed up his claim it just reinforces that it's not necessary to be the best February or March or April or not necessarily even in July and August, joy Lagawe was and Team Penske in general. I think were were good but not great through the vast majority of the season, but the twenty two team in particular hit their stride late in the season. And they were able to do exactly what it needed. Exactly what needed to be done to win themselves a championship at homestead Miami speedway. Race into the view of killingly. Connecticut scowl Ricky the move at the martinsville speedway. To to take the lead on the final lap from Martin tricks junior. To win that race. Dreaming. Butlin gets win. Obviously, I think that the the key moment in Lugano championship mainly because what we saw what happened next week in Phoenix now crashed out of that event. And he was the first to say, you know, what if I didn't do what I did at martinsville. I wouldn't be a part of the championship for at the homestead Miami speedway and have a shot at the championship. So absolutely true extent. Like it at the time, but Lugano had to do what he had to do. And and obviously it paid off form and those of the top stories of two thousand eighteen as we wrap up the autozone. Commercial free zone. Brought to you by autozone. Check engine light is finally met its Matt autozone. Free fix finder service in helpline solution. So you can do more get in the zone, autozone. Like, thank the voices. You heard this week on NASCAR live rusty Wallace. Jeff struggle, Alex Hayden St. post Winston, Kelly, Dave moody, Woody Kane and for Kyle Ricky. I Mike Bagley and for the rest of us here at the motor racing network. We wish you a great holiday season. We'll talk to you again next week right here on NASCAR line so long everyone. 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MRN Classic Races - 2002 NAPA 500

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MRN Classic Races - 2002 NAPA 500

"Mr Ends Classic races are brought to you. By Hercules dyers the NASCAR Winston Cup series is in southern California today on the two Mile California speedway. This track is very similar to the Michigan. International speedway wide enough to pass smooth and fast rusty. Wallace is the defending champion of this race. And obviously he likes the place. I'd say this race track is definitely one of the nicest under certain to win here. Though says rusty it takes power most of the past straightaway. Not really in the corners because if you get that dog on air push they talk about but again it takes a lot of power to pass the straightaways and attractive real wide real smooth and there's a lot of room to run on. The cars are lined up ready to go in the tip. Race of the two thousand two season from the California speedway the Nascar Winston Cup Series. Runs Fun Napa? Five hundred next on 'em are in radio here. Marin radio presents mass car today southern California host with Asker Winston Cup series today in the context of speed and bit road decision. Making hello again. I'm joe more along with Dave Moody. Today who's pinch hitting for Barney Hall taking this weekend off? Welcome to Marin radio's live coverage of the NAPA auto parts five hundred. The Winston Cup series has been racing in California speedway for five years. Now it seems as facility gets better each year in larger and larger crowds are coming out to see NASCAR racing today a sellout crowd over ninety two thousand of the grandstands not counting packed infield here to see the Napa five hundred. This is a two mile trial race. Track Dave Moody but a lot of the attention. Racier is focused on pit road many many times here both in Winston Cup competition and on the Nascar Busch series. We've seen the final APPS. Come down to a question of fuel. Mileage and strategy teams will be working the calculators all day long try to figure out what the proper setup is not necessarily spending day at the front of the pack. Either we've seen drivers work in the middle of the back of the pack for most of the day. Try to conserve few mileage. Make the most of the draft and then come on late and get those few extra lattes in the gas tank that it takes to go all the way to the finish and sometimes steal a win a lot of times. The gambling comes into play getting close to the end of a race here to determine who's going to win and sometimes we do see surprise. Winter's here today's races also a neat little matchup of the youth versus veterans in Nascar Winston Cup racing. We have two rookies in the first four positions and six drivers in the top ten under thirty years of age Ryan Newman Kurt. Busch Jimmie Johnson. They've all made a very strong case for the twentysomethings. If you will hear this weekend but I also don't think is like Dale Jarrett in Rusty. Wallace are exactly ready for the home yet. Either with all due respect to the young bucks that blew away. Mike. Skinner's track record here on Friday. It takes more than bravery and a heavy foot to succeed here on Sundays. More than anything else. This track rewards patience and consistency and a cool head and those are not necessarily trait to find in the youngsters but a great mix here today of youth and experience and it should make for very interesting. Five hundred mile veteran racers have won this race before the previous five years. Jeff Gordon did it twice. Mark Martin and Ninety Eight Jeremy Mayfield. The winner here. In two thousand and Rusty Wallace the defending wetter the NAPA AUTO PARTS. Five hundred announcer audition. Gm goodrich take one GM good rent service plus dealers are proud to announce toast all the best brand names of Toast Michelin Bridgestone. 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Experience are faster. Better drive through system. Here you go. You'll see why worthy official drive-thru of NASCAR drivers today racing for over four and a half million dollars in prize money. A few moments. We'll hear from some of the drivers hoping to get a piece of that here today. In the NAPA five hundred from the California speedway this are radio. The Voice of Nascar citywide do countryside. Whatever you drive wherever you go. Hercules tires has the value selection and industry leading warranty to get you there no matter where the rotates you go to. Hercules tire DOT COM. There you can find the nearest authorized Hercules retail location to you plus. You can use the tire tracker to find out which Hercules tire fits your vehicle the best. That's Hercules tire DOT COM Hercules tires. Ride on our strength back at the California speedway and a beautiful Sunday afternoon closing in on the start of the NAPA AUTO PARTS. Five hundred this race track showed. It was going to be very fast this weekend but pole qualifying on Friday when four drivers set new track records in qualifying for today's race. Fastest of all of Ryan Newman scored his second career. Bud Pole for this event. Jim Phillips of Newport Tennessee is standing by with our pole-sitter and you talk about a lap. One hundred eighty seven point four three two miles per hour the bud poetry speed first of the year. Second of your career Ryan that was one lap. What's IT GONNA take to be two hundred for you today? Whole lot of variables racecar today. Auto Mobil one Ford Taurus. And I got good engine. Obviously we show that in qualifying. I think we've got one that's GonNa live all day and We we've been pretty conservative on. We've been on a pretty decent ear and and you know just not running real hard getting a lot of miles on it to be conservative to it and hopefully that'll pay off and we can have a good race. Last four finishes have not been very good. Best has been thirty seven. So is it hard to stay focused when you have any bad luck running good last week and had bad luck? And it's hard for me just focus. Has it as everybody else in the team? Together we pull each other and everybody together and that's important that's good teamwork and now. I think we proved that my bouncing back and qualified on the pole hair Californian. That's exactly right you'll get one for the year is out. That's rookie. Ryan Newman Sophomore driver. Kurt Busch made it a front row. Sweep for the kitty core on Friday. He'll start on the outside pole today. He's climbed all the way to fourth in the point standings and after winning his first career Winston Cup race at Bristol. Earlier this season steams definitely on a roll right now. He's with our Winston Kelly of Charlotte North Carolina. They've been extraordinarily consistent all year. Long another good qualifying effort just four one thousands of a second off of the bud pogue but I know what you're concentrating on is the race package. Was it yesterday in Practice Card Bush? It seemed to be real good in your clouds. Were out and it was a bit cool. Now we've got Sunny California sunshine so it's going to change the set up a little bit. I hope we made it adjustable enough. We're going to try to stay in that clean air and make sure the rubbermaid emblem on the hood stays up front. That's the goal when we saw yesterday afternoon or yesterday morning you commented that you hoped it stayed cool. Did you make a lot of changes this morning? We made some changes yesterday and happy hour. Just try them out. Obviously track conditions. Were today so we're just trying to see and that's what we did at Bristol. When we're able to come away with a successful car. There was to try things that wouldn't normally work for that condition but my work later on in Bristol changed around on Race Day morning. So hopefully we'll be able to roll the dice the same way speaking of Bristol. He admitted that he didn't really expect to win. His first race Sayer but he wouldn't be at all surprised from win number two to come today here in California and the leader of the grave beared contingent. Today's event Dale Jarrett qualified in the third position. He has been since last July New Hampshire since he's gone to victory lane on a Nascar Winston Cup races. This season has got off kind of slow for the UPS. Four-team see what he thinks about his chances here today. Tony resuting Charlotte. North Carolina is with Dj. It's his best qualifying effort of two thousand and two. This track is known as a horse. Power track but everywhere. We've gone this year. We I dreaded word Aero Push how important is it to stay up front in the clean air here this afternoon? I think it's very important. I think if you look at this racetrack and we talk about it. There's two things that you had to have. And that's a good Arrow package and you had to Al Horsepower. And hopefully we've got that but Standing Clean Air will be very very important today. Now your team with the Robert. H Motors are known for a TON OF HORSEPOWER. But everybody knows the more power the less gas mileage you get is s something you worked on while we've tried to work hard obviously Since Texas too. But we're going to try to be smart about that today. We think that we can get to the fifty lap mark. Which is what you need do. In case this would go grain and we can make enforce stops. Well he is amongst all the young guys but he's hoping to have a good run. Today is best career. Finish a California's Fifth Dale Jarrett in the UPS. Ford will roll off their Michael. Waltrip STARTS THE NAPA AUTO PARTS. Chevrolet sixth today and his sponsors race with the way. The cars run of the bigger tracks this season. He's got to be feeling pretty good today. Jim Phillips Let's talk to Michael Waltrip starting in the Top Five today. Okay aero package. Da is one of the best in the business. Could that make a difference for you today? Well our cars are real good on the big tax where you don't have to have a whole lot of downforce these tracks where you need a real balanced downforce car. We seem to be Junior gets on top of it but we haven't been able to yet with our NAPA car so working real hard to learn what he knows and to borrow some knowledge from his team and try to give ourselves opportunity to be competitive at attract. Like like we are here today at California where aerodynamics is a big factor today I know you WanNa win other than restrictor plate race or worse. Where did you say fifty or forty laps? You just have to show all day long. That you've gotTA fast enough car to lead the race. You know you gotta be right up Bryant and if you happen to fall back you've got to be able to make your move toward the front and then that proves Riccar fast enough and then you know I might come down to take two tires tires. Works work well yesterday. You want that track position late in the race but just having acquisition isn't enough. You have to show that your cars fast enough to keep that once you once you get it. That's Michael Walter. Rusty Rusty Wallace isn't offending. Winter of the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred starts today the tenth position. Tony resumes with him. Well Rusty Wallace has one of his best cars. Here mad. Max. How can you make it two in a row? I have so we've got a really good car. It's got a lot of horsepower to hood and it's been a real strong and practice in the same car had last year. It really doesn't mean a lot but it's been completely rebuilt changed around and it's been running strong while he was nineteenth and happy hour but seemed to get better on the longer runs. Rusty Wallace qualified tenth for today's Napa Auto Parts. Five hundred. Call coming off a win last weekend at Talladega Dale Earnhardt. Jr. is now cracked the top five in the points. He's talking like a man who has plans to make a run for the championship today. He's going to be a factor today to as well to we'll be gotta look out for in this event Coming back he has a win here. The Nascar Busch series came several years ago and has had a couple of top five finishes and Western Cup Competition. We'll talk to him just a few moments in here for more of the drivers getting set for the start of today's Napa auto parts five hundred and now another seventy six pit crew tryout. What makes an ER doctor qualified to join real? Nascar PIT crew. Look at my chart. I use the official fuel of Nascar seventy-six with profile. And just by listening. I can tell this car has a leaky head gasket. Start Operating Doc. I can squeeze you in three weeks from Friday. Wait you may never be a pro but you should still use seventy six with pro power. The spirit of Nascar get the spirit of seventy six. The poser NASCAR. You seventy six racing gasoline stat. One of the following statements is untrue. More people visit ebay motors in a month than live in the state of Colorado. People usually get a better deal when they sell a car and ebay motors cars covered by the ebay assurance program. Get a free limited warranty and purchase insurance. I've the head of an ox and the legs of Billy goat to find out which of the preceding statement is untrue log onto www dot ebay motors dot com ebay motors happy. Hunting drivers are being introduced to the crowd. Here the California speedway again a packed house on hand for the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred. We'll hear from more of them in a moment from California speedway this is Mr in radio. The Voice of Nascar citywide do countryside. Whatever you drive wherever you go. Hercules tires has the value selection and industry leading warranty to get you no matter where the rotates you go to. Hercules tire DOT COM. There you can find the nearest authorized Hercules retail location to you plus. You can use the tire tracker to find out which Hercules tire fits your vehicle the best. That's Hercules tire DOT COM Hercules tires. Ride on our strength. It is a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon here in southern California. Nothing like Friday afternoon. We came into town first rebulk qualifying than yesterday for the Nascar Busch series events threatening skies matter of fact qualifying was delayed for the Busch series washed out on Friday. It was very cold here on Friday but his warmed up nicely and should be perfect for racing here today. Time now for our drivers spotlight brought to you by. Mbna the issue of the official NASCAR VISA Credit Card. You're staying Hubbard with Greg. Griffeth Greg You with a NASCAR craftsman truck champion in two thousand one five busch races last year and while you're still the man behind the wheel the Grainger Ford and the Bush is today marks your first Winston Cup start. You've gotta be excited. I really am you know. The guys worked really hard. We're putting a lot of pressure on our Bush team guys to get Winston Cup. Cars prepared along with some extra guys. We've got for Partial Winston Cup Program. So the guys have done a great job. Give me give me cars together to to race out here and just excited that we qualified yesterday. You know we we had injured Brahma Daytona trying to get in and today yesterday everything worked well for so qualifying and the car was pretty good. Happy hour so we're excited. Your teammate Kurt. Busch was brought up to the Winston Cup ranks before you were take us back to that day and how you came to deal with well really. I was okay with it. Because Kurt didn't really have a future set. You know where he was going to go and what had happened is really. They didn't have any plans that have any sponsors for the truck series and there was an opening in the Winston Cup series. So they elected do that. We were in a long term contract with grainger so I was kind of bound by a contract and really couldn't go anywhere. Do anything different. Today's your First Cup start. What is Your Strategy Strategy? I want to get a top twenty finish. You know I'm GonNa try and stay on the lead lap today Liked to finish in the top twenty. Just try and stay at everybody's way gain respect from these guys learn something you know. We're here to learn for next year and we're this is a start of build a notebook for next year. I think that we're going to be able to do that. Our car ran decent and happy hour. I'm pretty comfortable in. The car ran pretty good yesterday. And the Bush race. So just try and use some of those strategies today and hopefully get myself ratchets up in the top. Fifteen or twenty and try and finish their Greg baffles one of more than sixty drivers who endorsed the official Nascar Credit Card by mbna apply for a card with a photo of your favorite driver at Mbna dot com or visit one of the familiar green. Mbna booze the next time. You're at a major NASCAR event. Figure pressure really is on Greg. Today he starts on the twenty ninth position and it's got to be quite a great feeding though he's finally made it to the Winston Cup series. His first ever start in this division had a shot to get in Daytona. Things didn't work out well for him and I know it's been a long wait to get here to California to take his second attempt at the Winston Cup of ranked. Certainly won't be his last and he looks for good run to now. Let's take a look back at a previous race. Here at the California speedway with tough triumphs brought to you by tough act to Napkin today. We look back to the year. Two thousand when Jeremy Mayfield came from a lap down and battle extreme heat in his car's cockpit to come out on top traveling. Turn for. It's the Robby Gordon Machine. He slams the wall the rear end tax. Return for bought the caution flag out. After the leader took the white flag they race back for the women term one Mayfield. Still the five permanent laid back to turn over to to the inside lane swinging up against the outside retaining wall for the last time they hit back straightaway over body body in second down the backstretch for the last time. It is Jeremy Mayfield in the top spot. Only Alito about to Carling's Bobby Labonte and second Matt Kenseth in third of the crew. Trying to trump along side bobby with body but it looks like Jeremy Mayfield. Turn for here. They call off the final corner to the start. Finish line he was a lap down at the first pitstop. He's GonNa come back to win. Jeremy Mayfield takes the NAPA auto parts. Five Hundred California Jeremy Mayfield out a victory. Jim Phillips's with it started off pretty bad today. Tell us about the first probably had Jeremy and we integrate car. Evidently we had a problem in all on one time. I'm not making car and Ause Barn on what they feel. My license and governor that day Jeremy Mayfield achieved a tough triumph brought to you. By acton tackle athlete's foot with tough acton connected every day millions of people in the United States wake up to billions of allergens introducing new clarinex brand desma RADICATI tablets. One tiny Blue Hill CLARINEX provides receptor protection to help block. History get twenty four hour non drowsy relief from your allergy symptoms all day all night all year side effects are similar to sugar bill including sore throat dry mouth and achieve CLARINEX is available by prescription. 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Jeremy Mayfield was driving for that team when he won here in two thousand today he starts on the fourteenth position. Winston Kelly's with him on the incredible thing Joe is. He's never finished worse than twelfth and he was running in the top five that weekend and ran out of gas Jimmy. I know you're happy to be here but tell us about this particular car and can win number two here. California today. I think so. You know it's a good race car. We had a good practice yesterday. And feel real good about it. You know this Dodgers UAW dodge. May and it's been awesome the whole time we've been hearing really excited about it and we gotta go pick her again motoring and these guys call shots payroll days. All I do is just Try to keep it up there. Some our car and crew or good. We know the driver can get around this racetrack. He'll do it from the fourteenth starting position. Jim Phillips with the man that will start alongside Jeremy Thirteen. Joe Nemechek Joe. You're here every week. How tough is it to jail with a team that you're not with every week now? It's definitely been interesting. Y'All got to say thanks to Checker. Shucks and Craig and auto parts stores for coming on board and give me an opportunity out here. Just trying to keep a driver's car going here in the twenty six car. It's definitely tough for me sitting at home and then coming back but You know we had a good qualifying run here. We had one one happy hour was good and the other one was off a little bit so we we had to do some guests in kind of like everybody else. We have the sunshine today and it's going to be interesting. Hopefully we get the right way. It'd be there should be in good shape but that starting position. Now Tony Resisting well. Jeff Burton qualifies back here in the thirty eighth position but yesterday in the Bush race you were able to come from the back to the front. Obviously this isn't the Bush series. Can this car do the same thing today? So we try to put down the stuff off the Bush car owner. This car and some of it didn't so we kept tune in tune in yesterday and practice on tires we were pretty competitive so We'll just have to see what happens. We didn't put an we never put new tires in the last practice so we're not sure we have new tires but we feel pretty good about what we've got an old tires jeopardy hold for long runs here this afternoon. Because his car gets stronger the tires were down back the Winston Kelly. Dale Earnhardt Jr. going for two in a row. You guys certainly have it all dialed in on the big Arrow packages but how about this race. Track era was very important here. How about the Budweiser Chevy? Today it's GonNa be hard to say we weren't the best car in practice and we're happy with our setup so we changed a lot of things and it can go either way on that works out. I'm real real anxious to see how the car he is. He's been here a couple times. And like Jeremy Mayfield outside of the top twelve the Budweiser Chevy. Rozov night this afternoon. So there are. Some of. The drivers are thoughts of trying to win this race. Here today at the California speedway you know when we think about Arrow typically think about Daytona and Talladega. But it's very very important today. Just about every driver mentioned it. The car out front definitely has an advantage here. But as we've seen in the past there are plenty lead changes in multiple racial groups here last year. We saw twenty three lead changes among fourteen drivers in this race. Now let's go. Downstairs with a pre race ceremonies are underway crews in every fan. And all those who have made this day possible blessed we pray in Christ's name Amen. Please remain standing fly over today. Provided by Naval Air Station. Lamar the anthem. Being Sung by birthday girl twelve years old today Rachelle doubled. Who's can you see the love? 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Brennan gone chant little and Hermes Sadler. Here's the forty-three Starters. In today's event starting forty third. It'll be shauna Robinson in the Bam racing dodge forty second rick mast in the Duke's Mayonnaise Sour Ford the brawny Georgia Pacific. Dodge Steve grissom aboard. We'll go forty. I forty at this. Robby Gordon. In the Cingular Wireless Spiderman Chevrolet. Bill Elliott goes thirty ninth dodge dealers. Uaw Dodge the CITGO Ford with Jeff. Burton starts thirty eight thirty seven Ricky Rudd in the Havilland Ford thirty-six Brett Bodine's the hooters restaurants Ford. The CONSECO PONTIAC was stacy. Compton starts in thirty fifth thirty. Four this Terri Leib Body and the Kellogg Chevrolet. Mike Skinner in the Kodak Chevrolet Starts Thirty third. This afternoon. Thirty-second Dave Blaney Jasper engines and transmissions Ford Hofstra. The hills brothers coffee. Dodge IS THIRTY. First starting thirtieth Bobby Hamilton. The Snyder Electric Chevrolet Greg. Griffeth MAKES HIS FIRST CAREER. Winston Cup start today starting twenty nine th and the JR DOT COM Volvo trucks. Ford Bobby Labonte has interstate batteries. Pontiac starting twenty eight twenty seven. That's daughter Ward Burton. The Caterpillar Dodge mark. Martin has the Pfizer Viagra afford starting twenty six twenty fifth sterling. Marlin the coors original dodge. John Andretti goes from twenty four today. He's in the cheerios dodge. Ken schrader has the AMS Pontiac. Starting twenty-third twenty-second starter. Jimmy Spencer the target Dodge in twenty-first Kevin Harvick the GM goodrich service Chevrolet Matt Kenseth in the Dwell Power Tools. Fourtou twentieth this afternoon nineteenth to Kyle petty in the Sprint Dodge. St Park the Pennzoil Chevrolet is eighteenth. Seventeenth to Jeff Gordon. In the Dupont Chevrolet. The America Online Chevrolet for Jeff Green Goes Sixteen fifty ricky craven in the tide Ford Fourteenth. Jeremy Mayfield the dodge dealers. Uaw Dodge the checkers. Shucks CRAIG AUTO PARTS FORD AND JOE. Nemechek goes thirteen twelve atwood. The Sirius satellite radio dodgy eleventh to Johnny Benson. The Eagle One valvoline Pontiac. The defending winter this race Rusty Wallace has his Miller lite Ford lined up in the tent. Starting spot today nine. Dale earnhardt Jr. in the Budweiser Chevrolet. Eight star Tony Stewart. The Home Depot Pontiac. Seventh Elliott Sadler in the motor craft. Ford Michael Waltrip has the NAPA AUTO PARTS. Chevrolet starting six fifth starter. Jerry Naidu in the W Delphi Chevrolet. Jimmy Johnson starts fourth on the low Chevrolet. Dale Jarrett has the ups Ford starting third on the front row. Kurt Busch the rubbermaid board on the bud pole for the second time in his career. Ryan Newman Driving Mobil. One ALLTEL FORD. Two hundred fifty laps five hundred miles on order this afternoon. Here at California speedway under beautiful sunny southern California guys really for the first time all week Winston Cup teams have been able to play in the left coast sunshine and for our announce your radio working pit road and out on the corners all weekend. It's been kind of chilly today. A little bit nicer out there. Let's hear from some of those voices. Now you've heard from our announcers down along the pit lane. Jim Phillips Winston Kellyanne. Tony Zuhdi covered the action force in the turns today at interns. One and two from nearby Rancho Cucamonga. California Dan Hubbard. Thank you Joe and good afternoon. Everybody I'm perched atop billboard giving me a bird's eye view of turns one into turns there among the fastest in all of NASCAR approach speeds into the fourteen degree banking over two hundred miles an hour. Not only are they fast. They are wide seventy eight to be exact and the drivers appreciate the luxury of choosing of lines through the corners. Now the sun is out today the track will be a bit slicker than yesterday during Happy Hour. I'll be here to cover all the slight slipping and sliding at turns one and two of the California speedway at the exit to turn to thirty one hundred feet of open asphalt the back straightaway before they come to the attention of turn free. Manning turn three for us. Here are radio this afternoon from Portland. Oregon. Paul Bartholomew thanks Dave Moody the Back Straightaway Measuring Twenty five hundred feet in length and the seventy feet wide giving these western cab drivers multiple as to choose from to make a pass before tangling with the fourteen degrees of banking which makes up turns three and four once in the corner bottom lines the preferred line. However if you're caught on the outside there's ample racing room just a couple of taps on the brake pedal set the car. If you're not fighting that Ero push you get right back into the gas pedal? Is there's a lot of runoff room out of turn four? Yesterday we saw two cars find the turn four wall today. We'll sit back and see what happens. I'll have all the action at this into the race. Track covered for my turn position high atop the billboard intern three a packed house here at the California speedway on their feet saluting drivers who come across the start finish line getting the signal of one to go before we get the NAPA AUTO PARTS. Five hundred underway. Today's broadcast of the NAPA. Five hundred is brought to you exclusive radio rights granted by the California speedway to 'em are in radio solely for the private noncommercial use of our listening audience any publication reproduction or other use of the description. That accounts of this event without the express written consent of them are in radio is prohibited now once again the Kiddie Corps has shown in qualifying. And it'll be the youngsters up front row one Ryan Newman and Kurt. Busch affords at the front of the pack. Dale Jarrett Jimmy Johnson and wrote to Jerry Naidoo and Michael Waltrip in Rhode Number three five hundred miles here at California a long way a lot of opportunity to get in trouble a very raceable track Joe but as we've seen over the years and we certainly saw yesterday if you overdrive this track it will make you pay. You can get in trouble in a hurry. Particularly in the turns. If you get up out of those two groups together the marbles you can slide easily into that walnut has always art hit. Two drivers will be try to be patient in the early stages of the race. A lot of times patients in racers does not mix. We'll see how patient they can be in the opening stages of this race as the field now works behind the safety car coming off. Turn four into the trial for the start of the NAPA auto parts. Five Hundred Ryan Newman and AFFORD KURT. Busch and afford ahead of Dale Jarrett and afforded Jimmy Johnson and a Chevrolet at the way they're lineup of the front two rows as they come to the line for the start of the NAPA auto parts five hundred and at the top of the grandstand honorary starter. Dave Finlay puts the green flag in the air and we are underway in California and on the break. Ryan Newman takes the point. He'll lead the charge. Turn one first time in turn one. It is Ryan Newman by half a Carlin. Now Kurt Busch and second shots that down to even lassie's riding the bumper of Ryan Newman third spot. Is Dale Jarrett Johnson? Sharing everybody's returns one or two thousand every single file at least your first ten car single file. It's Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch broken away from Dale Jarrett by about ten carling Kurt. Busch has an idea taking the lead down number three down on the bottom tries to slam the door but can't come down quick enough here. Comes KURT BUSCH? Putting on the charge. Already the battle for the lead. Is they come down to complete lap number to one side by side up front across the stripe by inches. Kurt Busch. He'll take the lead now as they hold it off in turn one going for the top spot at California speedway it's Bush Down Low Ryan Newman. High Bush may have had the lead momentarily but Ryan Newman work in that middle group powers details just a little bit. He's ever so briefly down the backstretch Bush not going to give it up. He's down on the bottom of the racetrack with Ryan. Newman on the outside. They'll stay side by side as they race in deter number three tailgate. Eric might behind him about three. Still side by side for the lead out of four good indication early on that you can run two abreast. You're at California. The outside lane with a little bit more horsepower. Is You keep the? Rpm's turned up the inside. Line the shorter way around out sideline the right now. Ryan Newman has the point. Dale Jarrett follows them around the second blake circles. Dale Jarrett slotting into second position. Drop kicked Kurt. Busch back to third Jimmy Johnson. Trying to make this a four-car party is there's a four car jerry. Naidu in packing Jimmy Johnson drops down to the bottom of the racetrack. He'd like that third place position now. Taking away from Kurt Busch still up products. Ryan Newman by two car lengths over Johnny Kurt. Busch Johnson made a power move to the inside of the track going into number three. Pick UP THE THIRD POSITION. Now they come storming off the corner the battles going to be back for the fifth spot. That's where Tony Stewart's on the move. He's got the Home Depot. Pontiac hooked up on the inside of the track. Picks up one spot. Michael Waltrip may go with him. Keeping an eye on Tony Stewart as they come into turn one Michael Waltrip during a brief look to the inside now backs up Jerry. Naidu hot on his heels. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Part of this mixed so to in the meantime Dale Jarrett continues to chase. Down Newman for the league. Ryan Newman by three-car links over Dale Jarrett did Jimmy Johnson. Back another three car length. Kurt Busch back about five carling and then back down. Tony Stewart Michael Waltrip Jerry. Dale earnhardt Jr. in Rusty Warwick good racing for Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth and ninth positions. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the hunt. He looks down to the inside now. Trying to make some ground. They'll move underneath Jerry. Do at the exit attorneys for four EARNHARDT Jr. Down the inside will take the spot away. Hit Turn on junior. We'll take the spot away. But Jerry Rusty Wallace have thoughts about counterattacking as earnhardt. Jr. Washes up just through turns one and two giving Rusty Wallace Rice. The pull them all down the bastion. Rusty Wallace's sport is down the bottom of the race track. Dale Earnhardt Juniors Chevrolet out on the outside. They'll stay shy deter number three the Miller lite forward by about a half a coral over the budweiser early problems for Ken. Schrader he started. Twenty-third was racing for sixteenth. When suddenly the EMINEM'S PONTIAC SLOWED? He's now on pit road but the race is for the lead. Dale Jarrett has at least for now Dan Hover tail. Jared wants to show the youngsters to get done but Ryan Newman Texas for deeper into turn. He'll take the lead back from Dale Jarrett. Jimmy Johnson right there with the best seat in the house. In Third Tyke to get the lead down the back straightaway. Juror will fall right back in line right behind. Ryan Newman and just in front of Jimmy. Johnson those three cars have broken away from the rest of the field. Kurt Busch now running. And he's going to have a battle with Tony Stewart. Hearing another laugher too off turn four the battle for the lead continues and they are too wide once again. Dale Jarrett digging down low on the inside lane. He's got a little bit of drafting help from Jimmy. Johnson Ryan Newman left to his own devices on the outside but he is running strong. Jaryl him down at the entrance to on this time. Dale Jarrett has the lead and he'll will make it stick all the way through turns one and two Ryan Newman doing all. He can try to defend his second. Spot looks like Josh. We'll take it away. They're off of turn two wheel. Those are the two rookie contenders to the rookie contenders. They'll stay side by side with Ryan Newman on the outside and Jimmy Johnson on the bottom of the racetrack. Both trying to catch your race leader Tail Cherry. Meanwhile Ken schrader heads to the Winston Cup garage. Winston Kelly Willie had some kind of operation in the motor. They're not sure exactly what it is. They're gonNA take it behind the wall. See if they can determine if it's a valve or something possibly I said push rod not sure exactly what it is we talked. You can try to before the rice. He said if we can just keep from getting bitten by this bad luck that we've had the last few weeks we should have a good run got so today. Tough break he had picked up about twelve positions in the first five laps of the race. Was We saw yesterday? Dave Moody the Guy who gets out front runs away. That's what's happening now with Dale. Jared jared has now got a nine tenths of a second lead but behind him a wicked four-car battle for the second spot as queue up behind him. Ryan Newman Jimmy Johnson. Kurt Busch and Tony Stewart Tags on the tail end of that back Stewart. Taking a look down to the M side but can't find any room underneath. Kurt Busch. You're they come to the start. Finish Line Dale Tear. It continues to expand the lead. He's over one full second now as he storms off into one he continues to extend his lead into turn one. Then you get into that scramble from second on back. Why hasn't his mirrors filled with Jimmy Johnson? Third fourth would be Kurt Busch. Kona store looks at the assets in fifth position. Doing now. Single file racing down with Tony Stewart looked like the man on the move just a couple of laps ago and now has settled in right behind the Kurt Busch machine. They're all into turn number three second third. Fourth and Fifth Newman lead that. He's got Jimmy Johnson on his heels looking for an opportunity here goes Johnson going to the side of the track trying to draw even with Ryan Newman. Any will across the line. Jimmy Johnson takes the second spot. But Newman pulls back even alongside as they go to turn one. We'll see if newman is very comfortable in that Middle Group. B. has been in previous labs. He is wheeled wheel for the second spot with Jimmy Johnson. All the way around turns one and two Johnson keeps it. Low keeps it high. They are still door-to-door headed to turn through Bush with a great view of that battle. He's right behind those and now dropped down behind Jimmy Johnson and Johnson runs down to the inside of the racetracks. Tony Stewart will pull up alongside Kurt Busch. A FOUR-CAR BATTLE per second in the corner Jimmy Johnson leading the charge down on the inside lane. Ryan Newman running the outside now. Kurt Busch drops low. He's GonNa make it a three wide sprint to the start finish line. Ryan Newman for the moment will fend off those charges. He continues to run in the second spot. A full one point six seconds behind leader Dale Jarrett Green combat the wheel under a scout working in the boon to the bag. Man Get a team. This is from the day Missouri. If you listen close you can almost hear the hammers as the folks at the Home Depot. Keep driving down the cost of home improvement. You'll find lower prices all over the store. Sometimes it means we got a special by other times. It means we were able to buy smarter and make an everyday low price even lower so look for the hammer symbol. It means that at the Home Depot. We've got lower prices nailed the Home Depot Nascar's Home Improvement Warehouse Back at California speedway eleven laps completed in the early stages of this afternoon's Napa auto parts five hundred early retiree from the event. Kenny schrader in the machine. He's behind the wall and Winston. Kelly's with you still sitting in the machine. Pete writes Jack in the car up. They're gonNA let back down Kenny. You told us before the race. You have a good one if you could avoid the bad luck. Looks like it's happening again. What is it. I don't know we're looking at the engine and we've been blessed with engines. We just don't have any problems with the or Henry engine program but man that's eight out of ten. The has been good but we still don't have a finished the show for it so we just gotTa keep digging last week and it was something very free catch some roll bar padding fell off and turn the ignition off this weekend. Something in the motor and is he said. They hadn't had very many problems with the motor that they are going to see if they can get him back out there now. A problem for other Pontiac Team Bobby. Labonte is on pit row the interstate batteries machine pulls into his pit box. And they're under the hood on. That car is well. Let's go there now. While the water temperature peg they think the. Nfl come up. Bobby's in right now. They've got a spare belt. There's about courtroom England underneath the hood but definitely took break for Bobby Labonte Labontes gotta lose at least one. 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Call one eight hundred two seven three six three nine nine or go online at. Www dot house dot com to see how Max entire inventory house. Be Mac your source for mack truck. Parts at the California speedway fifty laps into the NAPA auto parts. Five Hundred Moody along with Joe. More Dan Hubbard and Paul Bartholomew in the corners. Jim Phillips wants to Kelly. Tony resudues down on what has been a very busy pit road here in the early stages guys having problems already Ken schrader. He's taken his car to the garage. Bobby Labonte still sits on pit road with the hood up on the Interstate Batteries Pontiac. Let's go back to Tony Rudy. And they've got about four five replacement belts there underneath there the campaign to get one that Fit But obviously not what Bobby Labonte wanted coming into this race. Forty scene really changes among three drivers. It was Ryan Newman starting on the buck pole and very first lap Kurt. Busch came by took the top spot. Then it was newman take over again on lap to Dale Jarrett took a lap number three and here at lap. Sixteen it's still dj now leading by nearly a full second. Let's take a look at the autozone. Leaderboard DJ leads the way Michael. Walters Second Tony Stewart. Third Jimmy Johnson fourth and Kurt Busch Fifth Sixth. This Rusty Wallace seventh is Jeff. Gordon Eighth Jeremy Mayfield Ninth Ricky Craven Tenth Ryan Newman. Dale Earnhardt Jr. runs in eleven sterling Marlin Twelfth John Andretti as Thirteenth Joe. Nemechek Fourteenth Kevin Harvick is Fifteenth Matt Kenseth Sixteenth Seventeenth. Is Jerry Naidoo Eighteenth? Burton nineteenth is Kyle petty and Twentieth Ricky. Rudd I is mark. Martin Johnny Benson Twenty-second Twenty-third Greg Bethel twenty-fourth to Jeff Green Bill. Eliot is twenty five. Twenty six is Dave Blaney Jimmy. Spencer Shows Twenty seven twenty eight. This Terry Labonte Jeff. Burton twenty-ninth Steve grissom in thirtieth. Thirty first is Steve Park. Elliott Sadler thirty second thirty Third Strickland Rep bowed. I'm thirty four thirty fifth. Is Mike Skinner thirty? Six is robby Gordon Stacy Compton. Thirty seven thirty eight this Bobby Hamilton. Thirty nine the Rick Mast. Casey Atwood is fortieth forty. First Shauna Robinson Bobby Labonte remains on pit road. He is forty second. Kenny schrader behind the wall in forty. That's a look at the autozone. Leaderboard get in the zone. Autozone Amazon is now the battle for the lead in works off turn two and now belong back straight away it is Michael. Waltrip went right outside of failed charities. Leaving behind Bruce took Michael Waltrip about six laps to do so but on the outside of the race track. He kept making turn for the caution. Flag IS OUT FOR A car spinning down and turn number four. It is the first question of the day Shauna Robinson has slapped the outside retaining wall. There is some fire on the left rear corner of the Bam Dodge Robinson. Now try to refile. The machine does and has it back underway. Flames have extinguished moderate damage at the very least on the right rear corner of that dot for Shawna Robinson so the first caution flag of the day comes out as it apparently was a one car into their intern for. Shawna Robinson turned her machine around. Hit the outside retaining wall and the field slows. Just after Michael Waltrip had taken over the top spot becoming the fourth different leader of today's Napa auto parts five hundred Michael Waltrip inherits the lead now with a strong outside move and Joe. We've seen a lot of that here in the early going. That High Lane certainly workable most of elite changes. We've seen here in the opening. Nineteen laps of happened up in highlight seemed like yesterday the Nascar Busch series race. The auto club three hundred two guys who could work the outside lane where the fast ones but not everybody could get up there and move in that outside groove again. It's Michael Waltrip Tony Stewart. 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Autozone so get in the zone and take care of your car today. Under the caution flag the first round of pitstops underway. Let's go to JIM PHILLIPS AND THE POLL. Winter Joe was in wind. Even his car's been loose fill back. Jimmy Johnson was in Michael. Walter Jerry they do Elliot Savvy. Tony Stewart Dale earnhardt. Jr. Johnny Vincent also in Jeff Gordon. Down here along with Jeff Green and Dale Jerry not a Winston Killing Jim pretty much routine the mid section a pit road. Some CHASSIS ADJUSTMENTS GUYS. Which just about seventeen laps on the scoreboard under green flag conditions. Not deciding to make us change. Rusty Wallace led all the drivers out of the pit road. Here on the midsection of pit road. He was followed out by Kevin Harvick. Both of them having excellent pit stops. John Andretti lowering the track. Far just a bit. He's a little bit loose mark. Martin Bobby Hamilton. Kyle petty all on pit road along with Steve Park. Ricky Craven Kurt Busch and Casey Atwood had some problems on the right side so he lost a ton of track position after starting twelfth of very problem some pitstop for his machine not onto Tony Zuhdi. Most of the car sound on the turn. Four into the track. We're loose including Joe nemechek sterling Marlin within. He's made the biggest gain of anybody on this end. Says Ey cars very good? They changed four tires fuel. Also in Ward Burton Greg Dave Blaney Rep. Bodine was in Hud Strickland. Jeff Burton Steve grissom Ricky. Rudd Robby Gordon. Bill Elliott Rick Mass. Terry Labonte Mike Skinner. The only person that stayed out Stacy Compton. And he's now listed at the leader of competent foregoes the first round of pitstops in an effort to get himself some track position. First pitstop of the day not a good one for the Greg biff team. They'll be posted back to pit road. Apparently the fuel catch can got stuck in the outlet. You'll have to come back in and pay a penalty for that infraction. Cover more laps on the caution before we get back to the green flag. It's now Stacy Compton. Leading Jimmy Johnson second Rusty Wallace Third Ricky Craven fourth and Kevin Harvick. Up to fifth your brakes making that irritating noise embarrassing. Isn't it ray? Best as has the answer to your woes folks introducing the revolutionary new quiet stop brake pads from Ray. Bestest they put an end to that irritating embarrassing noise you get from ordinary replacement breaks and the eliminate unsightly wheel dusting see or favorite professional break technician today and insist on quiet. Stop from ray best as the best in breaks just like other families that Coca Cola racing family piles into the old station wagon and goes on relaxing vacations. I'm thirsty we stop at the next gas station. Get some coke yes kyle. Hey what's going on back there? Tony will stay on his side all right if we weren't already nine seconds behind today. I stopped this car right now. Coca Cola the official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR fans. Coca-cola Racing Family COCA COLA RACING FAMILY DOT COM. We told you Stacy Compton taking over the lead under the caution flag he is now. Come back down the pit lane. So that ends the lead over to Jimmy Johnson. The field crosses the line and gets the signal of one lap to go before we get back onto the green flag. We're now twenty two laps into the NAPA auto parts five hundred from the California speedway this Marin radio the voice of Nascar. If you're overweight the next sixty seconds could change your life now. Is your chance to try fat destroyer powerful new weight loss product? Risk free you know by now that dieting will never work because there's no such thing as willpower. According to the Federal Center for Disease Control The concept that willpower will lead to weight loss is a myth and is responsible for an increase in obesity that destroyer as a weight loss product? 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Kevin Harvick his insight from breaking out on the outside Bobby. The Bonnie trying to get one of his laps back is he had a little problem earlier. It's Jimmy Johnson. And then the lapped car. Bobby Labonte Rusty Wallace Ricky. Craven working hard outside Lane and making some great ground. Pick up six or eight spots on the pitstop series by taking on only two tires and now he's got an eye on the lead he searches around the lap car. Bobby Body right onto the rear deck of Jimmy Johnson Death Ricky Craven on the March intern. One He is all over the rear deck of Jimmy. Johnson Johnson tries to hug it down. Low now his chevy washes up just a little bit. Ricky craven prefers that higher group Rusty Wallace sneaks down. He's challenging ricky craven for the second spot rusty down on the bottom and ricky craven out on the outside. Those two fords will battle. Ricky Craven has been using the outside line in three and four Kimmy Johnson down on the bottom of the racetrack. Ricky Craven Craven look to challenge the Louise's outside lane for a chance to come up and take the top spot from Jimmy Johnson. Meanwhile the front five or six cars steam by Boban. Who is now seven laps down? Jimmy Johnson leads across the stripe. Ricky Craven a second races now for third is they hit turn one it's pontiac versus Ford that third position Tony Stewart download the Home Depot Pontiac. Just the brief advantage over Rusty Wallace in the middle light four and wallace line. Hi Michael Walters joined Mick soldiers. Choose their heads. Turn threes Michael Waltrip gets around the lapped car of Bobby Labonte in Livonia Paul back in line up front Jimmy. Johnson is increased by ten car. Like Stewart. Down on the bottom up top. Tony Stewart hugging the white line at the bottom of speedway. Try to dig a hole underneath ricky craven but craven though with the momentum and that outside lane will hold him off at the start finish line so craven second. Tony Stewart Third Rusty Wallace now. Running in fourth feeling the heat from Michael Walter. Toward Rusty Wallace look into his rear view mirror as he goes into. Turn One. Walter Hudson down low now. This is atypical of Walter. Hired Rueben the side by side wheel. Michael Waltrip looking for a little help from Kurt Busch back. There won't get it. They'll have to fall back. Live behind Rusty Wallace Wallace way down to Tiraspol multiple follow his tire track. Now here's the race for the second spot. Tony Stewart on the move diving underneath ricky craven. They go at it off. Turn number four while everyone else falls back in line single file advantage. Craven at the Line Tony Stewart now. Looks to see whether he can pull back down low and challenge again and turn one. Tony Stewart Beats Ricky Craven into the Corner Craven backs off just a little bit so get the second spot. Tony Stewardess Craven tries to counterattack way. High outside holds onto the way. Tony Stewart's been strong all day. Now he's going to have to try to chase down your race leader in the low Chevrolet. It's Jimmy Johnson. Fifteen dollar late Tony. Stewart's GonNa try a little bit higher by now Stewart. Now the second position but he's got some work to do to try and run down the leader. Jimmy Johnson continues to run alone at the front of the pack. Let's go to the garage area now. Tony Zuhdi we've got up with Shauna Robinson heavy damage to the right side of the car. Did you have any warning that the car might get away? Yeah about every lap before that actually the first five six laps it was fine. Felt like it was going to be pretty good. And as soon as he built up in the tires and it tire pressure came up. It just didn't stay with me. Just felt like ice and I told him I I'm trying but I can't even drive it through the corners at all. Everybody was struggling a little bit. It just got worse and then I just had no control so the crew going to work on the car. They still haven't made a decision whether they're going to try to get it back out on the track or not Sony. Just as they're done for the day so Shawna Robinson the first out here this afternoon Shauna Robinson back there the West garage also. Ken schrader with early. Rice problems Healy ran four laps here this afternoon. We told you about Bobby. The bodies troubles. He is some seven laps down. Now what are that pitstop with? The first caution flag came out for Shawna's crash. Some of the teams decided to go with two tires of course has affected the track position. Let's take a little survey and see what some of the guys did. Phillips Jimmy Johnson to Joe. That'll this lane Tony Stewart crew. Had A great pit stop. He took four. There was two pitstops. Or Ryan Newman. They tried to do the two tire stop but they didn't get enough fuel in the car on the first round. He had to come back in so he had to make two pit stops. That puts him at the back of the field. Some different variations down here on this. What about some of the guys in your area Winston Kelly that went out? I were Rusty Wallace and Kevin Harvick along with Ricky Craven. All those teams got two tires on their machine so they did get good track position and pretty much holding their own right now. We've mentioned the Casey Atwood have a little bit of a problem on his first stop. They had they've got an exhaust rattling so they were up underneath the right side of the car trying to determine exactly what it was brought him back down pit road the next time around and made a wedge adjustment on his car. Casey Atwood still with a bit of a problem on his machine. After starting brand new car in Twelfth Position Tony Zuhdi. Dave Blaney made up a lot of ground on that pitstop to tire change for that team as well. Well we kinda missed that one because of what was going on with. Shana the the funny thing that happened down on my end of pit road with Stacy Compton. They had been fighting electrical problem early on in the race. Stacey switch over to the second box they were very loose. They've got a celebrity crew chief. This Week Vanna White Van and say well. Why don't we wouldn't that be fun since we have to make all these changes anyway? That's exactly what they did. They got their five points. Came back in and made the adjustments. We all the next pit stop. They can buy a vowel. That would work. Jimmy Johnson is the race leader by one and a half seconds over. Tony Stewart. The second place guy. He finally got rid of Ricky. Craven craven now under attack from Rusty Wallace. Who's trying to move to the inside of him? Kurt Busch is also in that pack as they head down to the line we've completed thirty one of two hundred fifty laps making up the NAPA. Five hundred when ask orange? It's hot and the oil runs. Even higher one oil there stands tall weeks. 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He is now running tenth and Jeff. Burton started thirty eighth. He's moved his way up to the twenty fifth. Spot is Jimmy. Johnson continues to lead in the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred from the California speedway this is NPR and radio. The Voice of Nascar. You know the H. Ross Perot Apple Computer and even Nike shoes have all used government money to help ensure their success. And you can too this year. The government's GONNA give out over three hundred and fifty billion dollars for people like you who want to start a business. Go back to school or even trained for a new job. I Matthew Lesko. And I've written over. Seventy books are government programs. You probably see me on Oprah Larry King or even c-span minute program shows you fifteen thousand government sources like how to get one hundred thousand dollars to open up a coffee shop fifteen thousand dollars. Write a book thirty thousand dollars to become a French chef or nine thousand dollars. 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I don't guess you would think it's unusual. Dave Moody the fact that some of these guys are playing some pit road roulette down there early in this race today take it onto tires coming in for extra splashes of gas because of the history of this race we have seen over the years. Joe that you don't necessarily need four tires to run up the front or even to pass cars so if you started back in the twentieth thirtieth position so where that area a couple of tires instead of four you can gain half of that and then race for the other half a couple of guys who are not doing that. Well here today Casey Atwood. He's struggling near the rear of the package. Back in the thirty ninth. Position Elliott Sadler Hanan extended. Stay on pit road. He came out of the thirty. Six Pot is not picked up any ground since that time leaders continue to circulate around this California speedway Jimmy Johnson continues to pull away and I guess. The closest racing is just about Back in about the eighteenth position a three way battle which is heading now to turn three. John Andretti down on the bottom melts. Split he's split done with Kevin. Harvick go Andretti. Pick up that position. I still side-by-side John. Andretti takes Oakland number. Seventeen Position Ward Burton. Try to put the squeeze on Kevin Harvick as Harvick makes some advances in the outside lane now diving down low and other opportunity and Jeremy Mayfield. We'll take it three to the bottom. He looks to make a move five inches. Jerry Mason one war greg behind his the fires on the white line white behind Jimmy Spencer Kevin Harvick and four or five miles down the Baxter. They'll stay single Polish. Work your way down the twenty five hundred foot backstretch. Usually somebody stepped out of line. Kevin Harvick almost. He'll back in line out of the outside it's going to be carrying. He'll open the door Jimmy Spencer plus fifteen cars of settled down. The good racing is from the sixteenth position. On back. Jeremy Mayfield leads that pack up off turn four back to the start finish line. He's broken away somewhat now ward Burton as well the seventeenth place car the racist now for the eighteenth position and turn one turn one is TERI Naidu as they are or all the way around. I won and showing the good handling down in the bottom trying to make it work. I'll call Spencer shut going early. Eighties there also turn to. Hey do all talk his bumper right behind the target car of Jimmy Fifth Earl Spencer down on the bottom of the Racetrack Jerry. Up about one and a half and now gets down on the racetrack. But he's about three better Jimmy. Spencer wins that battle at least for the moment a bit closer to the front. The third place tussle has warmed up again. Rusty Wallace continues to run in third. But he's got some company on his back bopper Kurt Busch. What do the inside off tournament? To midway down the back straightaway. Their side-by-side Kurt Busch on the inside and Rusty Wallace on the outside those two running about five car lengths behind Tony Stewart runs in second. Kurt Busch about a half. A car. Length lead over rusty wallace but rusty fight back on the outside little further back. The race for the eighth position is heating up. Sterling. Marlin who started twenty fifth today is about to overtake Dave Blaney. Who made that two tire stop again? The race for the eighth position here comes Marlin now diving to the inside of the track on the front straightaway trying to pull even with Dave Blaney but then hovered not able to do it yet. Sterling Marlin does back off just a little bit about a half car length. Awfully David Blaine is pretty good. Run days heats up again. This time Rusty Wallace to the inside of you then make their way to turn Kurt. Busch shuts the door. They're and lead by about three car. Lengths FOUR POSITION. Now GOES DOWN TO RICKY CRAVEN ENTAILED. Jarrett rounding out that Field Michael Waltrip running all by himself. And then this girl Harlan car. You're talking about moments ago at Kurt. Busch Rusty Wallace battle a good indication of what we talked about embrace Joe. That the youth against the veterans Rusty Wallace cautiously aggressive right now if Bush gets a little wide going into the corners and a little bit to deepen opens the door. Rusty's more than happy to stick a toe in there and try and make an east Kurt Busch but if the opportunity is there. The old veteran is not about to abuse his car early on he wants to save the car. He wants to win in the worst kind of way because his last win came last year in this event. He's at a couple of close calls towards the end of last year. The first part of this season things just continue to go wrong for Rusty Wallace in. Yeah he's hungry to go back to the winner's circle of course rusty's got quite a street going. He's won a race in the last sixteen consecutive seasons. He's only man among the top five points right now not WanNa race yet. But the way he's been running this year and the consistency that that team has had it can't be long before they put the Miller lite Ford and victory. He's running down the fourth position. Starting their teed up behind him now the race for fifth of a different one. It'd be Ricky Craven is up. Hi Dale Jarrett Down Low. I don't know of Dale Jarrett. Loch Raven two or three feet to the light. He caught Racing Dale Jarrett four-fifths boy close. Moment is getting into Ricky Craven. Keeps the ball the car on the outside and Dale Jarrett will go right back in line right behind him? So that battle goes away momentarily and how will heat up again as craven goes high interest rates? Kurt Busch diving to the inside on Tony Stewart. Now is they'll go to the war for go to war for the runner up position. It is Bush download. The Ford Stewart Topside in the Pontiac. Tom Tony Stewart with them. Amenable will win the drag race to the start finish line but it's not over yet at once. Stewart had been writing himself comfortably in the second slot now Kurt Busch knocks on the door. Kurt Busch keeping his four down. Low NASTY COMES OFF. He will be able to. Kurt Busch. Tony Stewart down two thirds social. Let his car slide to the outside retaining wall right in front of Tony. Stewart about four car links in front of Rusty Wallace Ricky. Craven is still there as is Dale Jarrett. Jarrett down on the bottom of the race trekking gravy continues to run that highline early in the running of NAPA auto parts. Five hundred forty four two hundred fifty laps complete Jimmy. Johnson's lead is now two seconds every day. Millions of people in the United States. Wake up to binion's of allergens introducing new CLARINEX brand of Destler addity tablets. One tiny blue pill CLARINEX provides receptor protection to help block history. 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Today's broadcast of the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred on Mr in radio is brought to you in part by Rape Estes. The best in brace certified for your safety by ten active tackle athlete's with top acting toback Din White Home Depot. Nascar's home improvement warehouse and by Budweiser with the crisp refreshing taste. You'll find no other beer this bud's for you in Sunny Southern California the Nascar Winston Cup series today running at the California speedway the Napa Auto Parts. Five hundred six lead changes among six drivers already event. Only one caution flag that came out on lap eighteen shot Robinson in a single car incident. Hit The wall. She's out of the race along with Ken schrader. Who had a problem bobby? The number of laps down everybody else still running on lead lap Jimmy Johnson so strong right now. Two point two seconds his lead over. Kurt Busch Rusty Wallace Tony Stewart and Ricky Craven. That is the top five. Michael Waltrip was a player early on today. Challenged for the lead for awhile actually lead a couple of laps chicken and his pit area with Jim Phillips Doctors Crew Chief Richard Schweiger lobby and see what the plan is now trying to settle in and see what. Your car is a little bit tighter back at at dirty. We made a little bit of air freshener. Josh Bennett. We kind of went not enough. So we'll go see a lot of times. I don't think so because the worst where the saw springs and everything so I don't I see the crew chief for Michael Walter. Joe Sandy's player early says now slaughter the eighth position now. Kevin Harvick has not had much of an afternoon. It seems to be getting worse. He did not have a good time. Trial effort qualified. Twenty first fastest this afternoon and he now is backsliding. Big Hurry. He is running. Thirty sects is lost a couple of spots in the last two laps which to Kelly. What's the story from that pit day? They took on to tires with his coachee. Kevin Hamlin Kevin. You took on. The two tires was positive feedback. Is there something wrong with the car? Now we're a little loose before that basically just gonNa take care of it but were way looser What I thought were apparently do seagate. Jim Goodwin serves car back towards Pronin next staff. Ask Kevin Hamlin. They were loose before that stop. Now they're more loose and the fact that the only two tires they follow him back to the thirty six position after coming back out in the top five you just hold on the lead lap. They get a caution flag. Make the adjustments. They should be all right one of the quick movers in the early stages of the racist. Bill Elliott who started near the rear of the field. He's worked his way up to the Twelfth Spot. Tony Rudy and his pit. Joey started thirty nine and unlike some of the other cars down here that have moved up to take two tires you took for. You must really have a rocketship. Well we think we have a pretty good car today. Practice well and happy hour. Yup what two tires in practice yesterday. That was the way to go feel like it's going to be a four tire day as we can opted for four tires on dodge dealer. Traffic is going to the front right now. Help STAYS THAT WAY. Bill Complaining Right now that the course just a little bit tight off the corner there told him. Just try to find some clean air. And you'll be fine. Bill Elliott Up to twelve now challenging for eleven. He'll have that spot before long. Very smooth methodical drive here in early going for Bill Elliott racing the backs right away now going on for the Fourth Position Dale Jarrett and Tony Stewart or Devon hailed. Jarrett's been on the move. The last about four labs joe more and he's in the inside of Tony Stewart. Right now the four. The pontiacs continue to battle side by side. Jared rigor that's the battle for fourth and fifth position right now and it's going to become a three-man dance here momentarily as Ricky Craven. It's got the tide Ford right on the back bumper. Tony Stewart's Pontiac as they come to the start finish line. It's jared via knows for four th Tony Stewart v Ricky. Craven six to turn what? It's an interesting to watch these three. The end of the corner single five hundred students. They hit it. They all fan out and choose their own individual line right now. This is really real. Still turn to Tony Stewart. Dale Jarrett right there in the mix. Yeah Dale Jarrett skill in the bottom of the racetrack and Tony Stewart. Still on the outside now getting a little bit of help from Ricky Craven. Craven trying to give him that big push to move in by the UPS. Ford Tony Stewart by one Carleen Stewart. Still work on the outside lane. It's working for him. Also ricky craven who follows his tire tracks off turn four. Dj on the inside of the track. WanNa come up a little bit but Tony Stewart occupies that lane at race. Continue still side by side. It's been going on for three laps now coming back into turn one. Is Dale Jarrett down low? Tony tries to carry a lot of momentum into the corners before the moment he has the fourth place position. How long can you hang onto it here here? It down back there still door to door off the corner Castro in Sterling Marlin into that mix to. He's trying to make a four car battle for that position. Dale Jarrett still down on the bottom of the racetrack. Tony Stewart now working. Third Laugh in a row side-by-side Stewart still getting a little ricky craven craven goes now even higher that is for all intensive purposes a three wide battle for the moment craven now will fall back in behind. Tony Stewart as a race down the line once again. Dale Jarrett wins that battle for fourth place fifty six laps complete in Napa five hundred California. This is Richard Petty. I get body aches and pains like you what I use. Goody's body pain form. I'm not real good sleep. The word former. But I'll say it here because the stuff works vice than I want you to try. Get his body paying for Him Formula. 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That's one eight hundred two two eight eight two eight back to California speedway fifty nine laps complete out of two hundred fifty. That will make up auto parts five hundred this afternoon. Jimmy Johnson continues to show the way over. Kurt Busch Rusty Wallace Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin. Tony Stewart right now. Roger had six seventh is Ricky Craven. Michael Waltrip is eighth. Jeff Gordon has made his way to knife and Dave Blaney now cracks Jasper engines transmissions forty eight of the top ten here from pit reporters available to go the fact that we could see some pitstops coming up the next five to ten laps. Coupla guys come into now Greg Biff Liz in making a stop here on lap number fifty nine also rick mast comes in at the foreign of pit lane to make his stop for service here a little bit only early side of when everyone else should be coming in once again. Jimmy Johnson's lead two-point two seconds. It's about what it's been for the last ten laps or so. It's stabilized somewhat one of the movers of the top ten. Jeff Gordon finally got by Dave Blaney. Bill Elliott has also moved up. Gordon has taken the night position and Bill. Elliott has taken the tenth spot at Sterling. Marlin has also broken into the top five matter of fact before pitstops. Let's take a look at the leaderboard and show you where they're running before they come in mixed it up once again Jimmy Johnson leads Kurt. Busch is second rusty. Wallace runs third fourth now sterling. Marlin and fifth is Dale. Jarrett in six is Tony Stewart. Seventh has Ricky Craven Eight. This Michael Waltrip night is Jeff Gordon and tenth is Bill Elliott. They blend runs eleventh. Ricky runners Twelfth Dale Earnhardt Jr. is Thirteenth John Andretti Fourteenth Matt. Kenseth runs and Fifteenth Sixteenth. Mark Martin Seventeenth Jeremy. Mayfield Ryon runs. Eighteenth Jeff Green is nineteenth. Jimmy Spencer's Up to twentieth twenty. First Right now Kyle Petty Hut Strickland Twenty-second Twenty-third detailer body Ward Burton's twenty-fourth Jeff. Burton and Twenty-fifth Stacy Compton Shows Twenty six twenty seventh. This Joni Check Jared Twenty eight twenty nine. Th Steve Park and Mike. Skinner is thirty. Thirty First Steve Grissom Brentwood. Ida's thirty second. Kevin Harvick thirty third thirty fourth to Johnny Benson Elliott Sadler Thirty Fifth thirty-six. This Casey Atwood thirty seven Bobby Hamilton. Robby Gordon Thirty eighth great difficult. Thirty Ninth Rick. Mast is fortieth forty first to Bobby Labonte. Who is now seven laps down to the field? After problems early SHAUNA Robinson behind the wall in forty. Second Kenny schrader. Who completed just four laps this afternoon? Being shown in forty third. That's the autozone leaderboard. Get in the zone. Autozone Spiderman has made a stop already. Robby Gordon came in carrying the Spiderman. Logo here this weekend. And a photo of Spiderman Wireless Chevrolet. He made his lap number sixty two were standing. By matter of fact here comes another one of the machines dropping off the banking of number. Four Elliott Sadler will come in and get service on his machine here on lap number three surly modern continues to close in. He started back a little ways. Pick it up more and more steam as we go along you know. Those guys are looking for an opportunity to make a stop real soon and a few others out there. Struggling with their cars in the stage of the race jealous may not be a scheduled. Stop for Elliott Sadler. There's smoke off the back end of that forty and he may have a problem with the left rear tire. He pulls into his pit stolid fraud. Jim Phillips well. That's a good observation today because he does have tire flat. He's had a Hanley problems. Quote the driver awhile ago. We said the car is loses. Hail better tested on the bar just a while ago but he's lucky this is going to be close to pitstops secrets. All that bad indeed probably two or three maybe four laps earlier he would have come in otherwise. So Elliott Sadler will get that new left retired stalled and he'll be back out onto the speedway hopefully get right back into the cycle with everybody else the old continues to circulate here. Still waiting to see some of the leaders will come off the pit off the race track. That is on the pit lane and make their stops. Here's Dale Jarrett Cross. The start finish line is he. Looks back now putting a lap on Bobby Hamilton Hamilton? Not Having a very good day here. The Snyder Electric machine going down a lap early in the early stages of this race also other cars Coming off the corner here comes John. Andretti the cheerios dodge. You'll come and make his stop at lap numbers sixty five little bit earlier that some of the other machines follow. Andretti stopped now as he comes down the pit lane and pulls into his pit box and their crews go to work on the right side of his machine gun in bed. He's been just a little bit loose. We'RE GONNA change right side tires. I Archie Kennedy not dropping. The Jack Win and ran to the left side of the car. Chris Garner and chosen ellie changing the left side tires. Now second can't seventy six fuel going in the pit board going out as John Andretti pulls away. The pit poured out for Kevin Harvick Bruce. Welcome to the right side of the car. Now they're going to wheel around to the left side four tire stop. They too had been extremely loosed. Casey Atwood bring his dodge. Now they're going to unhook the track and pull a couple of robbers out of the machine. As they've been extremely loose as Kevin Harvick now part is going to jump Jimmy Johnson. Down here sooner taking four tires also. Has Tony Stewart four tire? Stop for Tony Stewart. He said his car would not wanNA turn like he wanted to to to give us. Fourteen died stop. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is right behind him. The LAP cat is sixty seven. But Jerry date who called again to his pit. Let's go out of Tony Zuhdi. More cars pitting his independent road. Mike skinner in four tires for them. Also four tires for Geneva tech for stacey competent. Here comes ricky. Rudd he hits the marks the crew go around to the right side to pumps at the Jack and writes. I've tires are in. I can't seventy six racing fuel in for Ricky Rudd. He's had a good run up in the Twelfth Position. Most of the day four tires for him his more cards head towards Jim Phillips. Jeff Gordon is at right now Tony your comes. Jv Mayfield slotting into this pit whiteside ties. Dale Tear it is leading his fifth Rusty Wallace to kill He. Did he got four tires. And fuel same thing Ricky Craven Card four tires in seventy six racing fuel both of those machines goods pitstops under fifteen seconds for Ricky Craven. It's going to be a chassis address. New State Park on his Chevrolet. The crew work on the left side of his right. Now as Jimmy. Spencer's Paul's way he to with four tires and gasoline Kurt. Busch is inherited the lead after this round of pitstops Bush has not yet come to pit road. We expected to do so momentarily. Still more cars coming for service. Kyle petty coming in Jeff. Green is on pit road as well. Michael Waltrip who had been running second Kurt Busch decides. Now it'd be a good time to bring the Napa Chevrolet to the attention of his crew so green flag pitstops underway here around lap number. Sixty nine still Kurt. Busch shows the way. Let's pause ten seconds for Station. Identification on the motor racing network. Mr In radio live today at the California speedway Brigand you covered into the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred job boards Dave Moody bringing you coverage from the tower long bit lane. Jim Phillips Winston Kelly. Tony Zuhdi Dan Hubbard and Paul Bartholomew covering the Action Force in the turns today. Seventy changes among six different drivers right now. Another Lee change as Kurt. Busch gives up the top spot. Hits the pit lane and comes into make his stop lap number seventy. Let's get the report comes. Kurt Busch to the attention of his group. He has to Bob around the front of his teammates. Mark Martin as mark was completing a four tire. Stop the heart. Giving him plenty of room Bush weeks and now the crew working on the left side of the car rubbermaid team any Thurman and Mark Ranch Aging Tireless. Jack Depots Sixteen seconds before he surrenders Felipe momentarily to Matt Kenseth Kenseth won't keep it long. He heads onto pit road. Green Flag pitstops continue with seventy laps complete in the NAPA auto parts. Five Hundred Victory Nascar drivers celebrated with Taya burnouts in the middle of the track distinctly. Ac delco Ninety Eight Busch Series Championship and in ninety nine. 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Kurt Busch well a little less than it was before the pitstops Joe More. He had more than a second in hand when they came to pit road his lead now three tenths of a second sterling. Marlin now is third rusty. Wallace is fourth. Dale Jarrett. His fifth rest of the front ten or Tony Stewart. He six Michael Walter Seventh. Bill Elliott Eighth Ricky. Craven night and Jeff Gordon now running in tenth from the California speedway this Marin in radio the voice of Nascar attention inventors meet a patent. Then you need inventec. The Launch Pad for new IDEAS INVENTEC understands the needs of inventors like you and only inventec offers a free new product market analysis. It's the first step towards patents and marketing success. Call one eight hundred six four six zero three zero three. That's one eight hundred six. Four six zero three zero three with your market analysis. Receive a free video and learn the secret stuff. Pros use to take it to the next level. 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They come off turn up before inside. Lane Wide Open for Bush. He slams at the bottom of the track picks off the spot and is starting to pull away from second place. Jimmy Johnson is it. Go to one kid who finished last week at Talladega is now leading in California Johnson not negotiating the slower traffic as well as third worst and now Johnson has gotten around John Around. Steve Parker is going to catch. Giving Johnson has pulled up right on the rear deck lit up the Ski Park Machine. Park dive down to the bottom of the racetrack opened the outside lane. For Kimmy Johnson. Kimmy is parked. He sets his sights on Kurt. Busch Number Three. They continue to battle. Kurt busch Jimmie Johnson Sterling Marlin Rusty Wallace and say work off the banking head for the start. Finish line once again. They put a lap on some cars that Kurt that. I don't believe Joe expected to be down this early. Kevin Harvick Greg baffled Johnny Benson all a lap down and we're still early on in this five hundred mile affair. Has Some of those guys. Were very good in qualifying the other day. Good in practice in the happy hour session here on Saturday at here. They are just seventy six laps into the two fifty that make up a total distance today already. A lap down. They'll be digging hard to catch back up with the front runners. Kurt Busch lead now is seven tenths of a second over Jimmy Johnson as the field against a sort itself out once again after the run of green flag pit stops. Let's say hello to John. Gray of the president of Daytona International speedway joining us here at the Beautiful California speedway. It was looking John First couple of days. We're here to California very uncommon for southern California. Today it looks a little more like Florida weather absolutely beautiful day. 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That's three eight six two five three seven two to three and this week's are this years of inundate tone is going to be a double header for the first time it absolutely will. We've got of course qualifying on Thursday night. Then the Busch Grand National Race Stagger GNC live well two hundred and fifty mile race and then the Pepsi four hundred on Saturday night so three nights a wonderful weekend to be Daytona International speedway and Daytona Beach. Florida nothing like night racing at Daytona. I was fortunate enough to be there as part of the first night race at Daytona and I can still remember coming into the airport looking from on high as qualifying getting set to go. You could see it from it. Seemed like five hundred miles away absolutely in the qualifying crowd on that. Thursday night is traditionally the largest qualifying crowd on the Nascar Winston Cup circuit. And of course that great emotional win last year by Dale Earnhardt? Jr. One of the most memorable wins in Pepsi. Four hundred and Daytona history. John thanks for stopping by for look for Daytona in July. Always a pleasure. Look forward to seeing you there. Thanks John Graham President of Daytona International speedway today though here in southern California at the California speedway here comes Kurt Busch across the line. He's completed eighty of the two hundred fifty laps and starts pulling away from second place. Jimmy Johnson Right now. Working some heavy traffic and turns one into heavy traffic handling so well. He can handle driving Jimmy Johnson fifty-six carling's back battle subvert that was thoroughly Marlon. Rusty Wallace is also part of that mixed. They make their way down the back single. These guys have been battling the entire afternoon for third four six seven at Sterling. Marlin third then Rusty Wallace. Dale Jarrett. Tony Stewart fix Stewart on the outside the bail Jarrett. Tony Climbs. The banking wants to look at the outside of the Dale Jarrett Machine Jarrett's slides up toward the outside wall at the exit attorneys for will hold off Tony Stewart. At least for the moment. That's a good to car battle. Dale Jarrett rotting in Fifth. Tony Stewart number six position one of the drivers trying the corners and taking also voice of the car in front. You can shake loose. An Annex Catholic Stewart has been trying to work jared hangs onto fifth. Tony Stewart and sick Tony Stewart right on the rear deck lid of Dale Jarrett. They race down the back straightaway. Those cars four car way behind Rusty Wallace about three car length behind Sterling Marlin way up the backing and rusty wallace down on the bottom. Here's Tony Stewart. Now trying to drive his machine to the high side of the baking and challenged Dale Jarrett. Come off the corner again. Jared slides run up against the outside retaining wall Stewart. Falls back in line behind him talking about battles going on back behind the race leader because there are so far back. Kurt Busch now. Build up a two second lead over Jimmy Johnson with Sterling Marlin third and this fourth-place battle the cat up in turn to sterling Marlin. Goes WAY UP High. Temperatures brings Wesley Wallison Sterling more with them. Single file headed to turn through. They're all on the outside of the slower. Mike Skinner machine right now skinner down on the inside of Rusty Wallace. He'll clear Mike Skinner. Jared of high. He'll get by Mike Skinner. Tony Stewart still needs to Stewart. Just kind of lying in wait back there to see how that Dale Jarrett battles sugars off Rusty Wallace. Dale Jarrett Tony Stewart. All battling in their Stewart. Now we'll go to the outside of the Mike Skinner Guard move past him down. The front straightaway deterred want out on the straightaways but they because of the different choices of lines that they have against Marlin go so high and allows the closed at Dale Jarrett as well. They're still a while down. The Baxter Tony Stewart has gotten by the Mike Skinner machine and now Dale Jarrett for that at six position cat for that position. Kale care about more behind Rusty Wallace. Still trying to catch sterling. Marlin eighty-three of two hundred fifty laps or complete Kurt. Busch leads Jimmy Johnson by two seconds sterling. Marlin's third Rusty Wallace fourth and Dale Jarrett runs fifth every year. We grow wiser but sometimes our bodies become less holiday with the passing. Time is good to know that plastics can help pacemaker lifting my heart. My here my granddaughter. Playing soccer in my hearing aid to let me listen laugh over funny stories or watching her grow up in a pure joy with a little help. I'll be here for with many more laughs to go. 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Three seventy nine seventy three call. One eight eight eight eight one. Three seventy nine seventy three today. Kurt Busch continues pulling away from the field that lead. We told you just a moment ago was three seconds. It's now four point two seconds. That's how fast he is here in the early stages of the NAPA auto parts five hundred Jimmy Johnson hangs onto the second spot sterling. Marlin this third. Dale Jarrett has just taken over the fourth spot. Rusty Wallace now runs in the fifth position. Dave Blaney having a good day. He's just jumped up to the twelfth position also further back check in a couple of drivers Jeff Green do it quite well still only lead lap. He's running in the eighteenth position and Stacy Compton also on the lead lap. He's now the twentieth spot. While it's springtime or racing along at full speed here in California Tom Johnson camping centers on a roll with gigantic spring promotion. And it's going to end soon so don't miss out for a limited time. You can receive up to twenty thousand dollars in factory. Authorized rebates on a huge selection of high line diesel pusher American coach. Motorhomes Tom Johnson. Camping centers are located in Marietta at the entrance to the Blue Ridge mountains or in Charlotte next. Lowes motor speedway. Visit them on the web at Tom. Johnson camping DOT COM Tom Johnson camping center. The only way to go though we had a good battle shaping up for the thirteenth spot for a few moments there. Dale earnhardt Jr. had ricky rudd was chasing him but ricky destroyed by the Budweiser Chevrolet and picked up the thirteenth position. Dale Jr. falls in line behind the LAP car of Bobby La Body de Dale Jr. Not Having a very good day here today in the early stages of this race. Let's check it on pit road or the big reasons why Joe is card does not want to turn the old grades. It's tight down there. They're just not stale the bottom and then he gets to stay on with rotten so long people go by so the situation like this. You just have to wait until the next pitstop. Be as patient as you can in know. That's gotta be hard to do for a racecar driver. He's having a tough day and I'll tell you Kurt. Busch is making a miserable day for a lot of drivers. He has just put a lap on. Stacey competent he goes to the high Saad on Kyle. Petty Jeff Burton has gone a lap down. Now they've struggled all weekend. Jerry Dulas alab Hutch Strickland Robby Gordon Steve Park Right now. The leaders set a blistering pace and it's costing a lot of people spot of alea laugh. He's up to nearly six seconds now. Jimmy Johnson back downstairs. Joe You mentioned the good run the Dave Blaney has had. Let's talk to Ryan Pemberton Ryan. You're one of the few teams that tried the two tire stop and the four is to tires on the way to go today. Can that happen well to tires what we need to do to get track position? We felt like were pretty good and just need to get some track position to cars out early in the race so we know what to do for around. How `Bout Dave? What's he saying about the car right now? We've been a little tight loose. I think we kind of found a sweet spot right now We need to pick it up about another half or so to be competitive with that ninety seven car but Everything's looking pretty good right now. Dave Blaney having a very good ron currently listening eleven. That's Ryan pemberton dirty Jimmy Spencer coming in to make a stop at lap number ninety one. That's GonNa Winston Kelly. It's a little bit earlier than we might have anticipated. But extremely loose in the target dodge crew now working on the left side of the Hawk drops the jacket good stock fifteen point nine seconds and wedge adjustment trying to listen to tighten things up as they had been extremely lose this last segment. They were high one before. If it's loose Jimmy Spencer it's gotTa be undrivable for mortal then because he's been known to hang it out there and like it so that cars lose for Jimmy. It's about timing its effects. Usually that's his kind of driving almost dirt tracking around race tracks yet must be pretty tough out there on him as he comes in and makes us stop. He was running the thirty fourth position. One lap down matter of fact just about everybody is losing ground the current bushes he continues to circulate under the Green Flag. We're showing now nineteen cars that are still on the lead lap. Matt Kenseth is the last of those and he may not last long with the pace. That Kirk Bushes setting. He has just run away from the field kissing. Everybody advise six point two seconds now believe for Kurt. Busch over Jimmy Johnson who looked like the dominant car of this event early. Oh but Kurt Busch white now. Showing the strength of that machine after his win at Bristol Motor speedway earlier this year against everybody said okay. He went on the short-track. He's okay. There did pretty good at Talladega with a third place finish. They said well maybe all the superspeedway he's good too. But I think when you show what you can do on a racetrack like this. That really says something about how good a race car driver. You are. How good your race team is. And that's the case for Kurt. Busch at this stage of the race today dominating the early stages of the NAPA auto parts five hundred as his lead is now nearly six and a half seconds over the rest of the Field Grand Prix presents. The lie trek attacks. Bobby Labonte hitting the gas balloon. Whoever said Nice guys finish last? Never met one Bobby Labonte. There's never been a nicer Winston Cup champion or of either man but the goal and the guts finish the last five seasons in the top seven. But what we may be a role model for consistency inside the rule cage of his Pontiac Grand Prix in his rivals. Rear View Mirrors. He's a cutting artist rips through turns one two three work so he may take yet another tour of raising the trophy on a Sunday afternoon from atop his party at Grad the take race fans low. Bonnie is a nice guy who means business some. Don't get it as the Pontiac Grand Prix precision street for boomers. That's through the non the track every week by Bobby Labonte getting the CAST Tatyana Grand Prix. The official PACE CAR OF NASCAR haven't heard a lot from Mark Martin today. He started back in the twenty-six position starting to slowly work his way to the front of the field. He's now for the fourteenth position. Hard to believe mark has gone seventy one Winston Cup races without a win. Maybe today could be. His Day is teammate. Having a great one right now though Kurt Busch the race leader by six and a half seconds Jimmy Johnson the second Sterling Marlin third Dale Jarrett fourth and Rusty Wallace V. Rest of the front ten or Tony. Stewart Michael Waltrip Bill Elliott Ricky Craven and Jeff Gordon. Ninety six of two hundred fifty laps complete from California speedway. This is our radio. The Voice of Nascar. Today's broadcast of the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred on 'em are in radio is brought to you in part by goody's headache powder the official pain reliever of Nascar by Pontiac. Can you handle a pontiac? Grand Prix by MBNA ISSUER OF THE OFFICIAL NASCAR credit card and buy Bryant. Call one eight eight eight nine nine nine Bryant for the dealer nearest do whatever it takes the Napa five hundred coming alive today for the California speedway nine lead changes among six driver so far in the early stages of the event Kurt Busch Race leader out by seven seconds over Jimmy Johnson. Here's Mark Martin Viagra Ford. He pulls off the banking and makes a stop at lap number. Ninety nine it's cover. That can accrue working on the right side this a little bit earlier than we expected we last left number sixty nine suggest thirty laps for Mark Martin's Car Brunette working on the left side and this group that worked for Kurt Busch last year. Now Mark Mark Danwei four tires and fuel just a little bit early. Jay Phillips Win we expect to the rest of the guys come in to make their next stops expected about forty five to start bidding off sixty five around lap. One ten would be the window extra. Pitstops talk to Michael Walter before the interview with before the race and he said if your card is not perfect. Here's California after fit early. Just my heart Martin Disk and I think we're seeing more and more of that. Joe Jimmy Spencer did it than mark. Martin just can't handle it evil handling racecar around this racetrack for very low but for a guy like Kurt. Busch or Jimmy Johnson or sterling Marlin Dale Jarrett. That's four cars right now. They've got to be tickled to death. Hope it'll stay that way. Because their cars appear to be perfect at this stage of the race. What a dose of Medicine for Jack Rouse to see one of his drivers one of his youngest drivers at Kurt Busch new. It's so good here. Today at the California speedway of course. He was involved in an airplane crash at Talladega Alabama last week while we were at the Talladega superspeedway was a very close call for the owner of several Winston Cup and Busch Series Nascar craftsman truck series teams. But he's doing very well surprisingly is supposed to be going home this week. Oh that's what you're telling us. He continues to make remarkable improvement from those injuries sustained in an airplane crash last Friday evening down in Alabama. He scheduled to be released from the hospital this week. still faces of course a long period of rehabilitation but says he's confident he'll be able to return to the track fairly soon eventually. Make a full recovery at his great news for Jack Row. Shit really was touch and go for a while the first couple of days. He was in very guarded condition in critical condition for a time but he's been upgraded a couple of times since then and Rehab to do on his broken legs. But I doubt that Jeff Smith said last week the president of Ralph raising. He said it's only a matter of a few weeks before basically we've got Jack Rouse with the cast of the golf cart riding around Beirut also you may have heard that Motor Judy Dhamma. He wasn't loft at a car crash here at southern California as he came to the race track on Thursday afternoon. He was treated and released along with team manager. They're they're both race track today do it. Well let's go to pit road. The problem with the Mark Martin Machine. Why had to come in early? Is the left. Rear Tire was loose on the ramp. Bryson didn't want to take a chance. And that was the problem for March Again nine lead changes among six drivers so far today. We've only been slowed for caution at one time when shot. Robinson hit the wall on a single car incident on lap number. Eighteen as it stands right. Now we're running with say teen cars on the lead lap. Kurt Busch the race leader. Now by seven seconds over Jimmy Johnson Sterling Marlin. Dale Jarrett Rusty Wallace out of the race. The cars Ken schrader. And Shawna Robinson this mid race update brought to you by. Mbna apply for an official NASCAR credit card issued by mbna with a photo of one of more than sixty driver's log onto mbna dot com. Or when you attend a NASCAR. Winston Cup Busch craftsman truck series race stopped by one of the familiar. Mbna booths and receive a free gift. Just APPLYING KURT. Busch continues to pad the lead six point. Eight seconds now the advantage over Jimmy Johnson Sterling Marlin rotting and the number three position. Dale Jarrett his fourth Rusty Wallace in faith. But why right now joe? Kurt BUSCH LOOKS UNTOUCHABLE. Sharpie rubbermaid four. If they can just keep the handle all that car keep the balanced like it is right now the rest of the day but that's not to be the case. Here's some other drivers coming into pit stops. You're at Latino Four. Now the one of the Rosh machines griffin comes and also the Carter Stacy Compton in front of Tony More Tires Greg Bethel. Little problem on the right rear now. They're packing the car with fuel. The problem with the rivalry for Greg Bethel Stacy Compton also in seventy six racing fuel. Jim Phillips reported about Latte wanted is what we should say. The first part of green flag pitstops again. That's about five laps from now and here comes more cars feeling off the back. Looks like Rick Mast coming in to make a stop. Ac- rolls off the backing of turn number. Four comes in along with the car of Mike Skinner. The Kodak Chevrolet coming into make their stop to go back to Tony. Zuhdi right side tires for rick mass also right side tires for Mike Skinner at this stage of the game. Be Curious to see if either these teams decide to go for to track position. Nope it'll be four tires all the way around the cars are rick mass and Mike Skinner. They complete their pitstops. Get back out into circulation as we work last one. Oh six and the two or three laps. We should see just about all the leaders heading down onto pit road. The big question is. Can anybody make up any ground on the road? They certainly haven't been able to make up any on Bush on the actual racetrack. He's got a huge lead right now. It's all of their hands. What's it come in to make these stops Jeff? Gordon has not been saying a lot here today but suddenly he's going to work. Dan Hubbard is chasing down. Ricky Craven Ricky Craven. It was about four car lengths and then it went down to three now. You make it about Gordon and Michael Waltrip all work in that higher. It's Gordon still tracing craven down the backstretch current three and four kept for a couple of different lines to try to catch the Ricky Craven Ford. He taught him how Jordan. Down Below Ricky Craven as craven way on the banking outboard. We'll go up with him. Jeff Gordon's flirted with the top general afternoon long. I believe he's been in tenth place a couple of times but really it's not been able to get any higher than that. Ricky Craven on the other hand ran among the top five for most of the day. He's back slid a little bit now. He's got some company from Jeff Gordon as a storm off at a turn. One Pin unjust straight away to about four Arlington. Once they hit the quarter Craven Goes High Gordon. Twice the down side still not close enough to mention. Pass their nose to tail off of turn to Jeff. Gordon wasn't able to pick up any ground last time buys they race out the back straightaway. We'LL TV takes a different line into three. This contract craven craven again. Way Up high in the banking and Jeff Gordon Up. They're all still still about four car. Lengths back cars remained. Single file separated by several car links. The front part of the field passes the start. Finish line once again so another couple of laps. I suppose before they come in and make their stops. Meanwhile additional stop for Stacy Compton. He is back in there under the hood. Tony well ahead and electrical problem early on in the race but when they switched over to the second box it took care of it. Well those Gremlins have come back to the hood. They've checked in the back to make sure the batteries connected. That's all fine anytime you get an electrical Finland. You're not sure where it's coming from in this team right now. Not sure what. The problem is on the CONCEICO. Pontiac Stacy Compton scored six laps down in fortieth position to be a tough afternoon for the CONSECO PONTIAC team and it looks now like they may push that car off behind. Wolf. Here's Casey Atwood coming in the Sirius Satellite Dodge. You'll make you stop at lap number. One nine he was running back in the thirty fifth position when he came in to make the stop he rolls down the pit lane other cars slowing up at Turner before appearing to be making their move onto the pit lane instead they will stay out and continue to circulate. We'll be seeing some stops coming up very shortly. Kurt Busch the race leader. Now by six point. Seven seconds the margin over Jimmy Johnson. Sirleaf Marlin is running in third. Dale Jarrett Fourth Rusty Wallace in the fifth position. Jim Phillips as we get ready to see these Next round of stops. Take place if you got a car as good as somebody like Kurt. Busch up there. What kind of changes do you make or you to even touch it? I think right now. Subtle changes Joe Legend. He's going to force these guys behind him to take four tires whether they want to. Or not not gonNA run. Kurt Busch Down with the lead. He's got on with taking just too tired to cease to have extra time to take what they don't. WanNa do at this stage in the race. Tough to make up ground with the guy in front of your plays all the cards and determines how you play yours. They're going to have to take four. That's exactly right because Kurt Busch has got the luxury of time right now. He can do anything he wants. And here comes Jimmy. Johnson's second-place car now deals off the banking. Jimmy Johnson and the low. Chevrolet will come to the attention of his team. We would expect this will be four tire. Stop as Johnson creeps his way at pit road speed all the way down to the head end of pit road. Here's Jimmy Johnson. Now coming to the lows pitted fronta. Jim Phillips Jimmy Johnson. Chevrolet at Nice Blue. Stop at Johnson. Work on the whiteside. Seventy six field. Is it all day? Small chess you just put on the car. Chevrolet of Jimmie Johnson is one twelve. He's the first of the top five drivers that come in and make their stops. We should be seeing the other guys coming in very shortly. Here's Kevin Harvick coming off the banking of turnover four. You'll hit the pit lane lap. One thirteen to make his stop other cars continue to circulate. Harvick was running back in the twenty eighth position giving up that spot to make his stop now he roll slow down the pit lane at the prescribed to pit road speed of fifty five miles per hour of the cars coming off the corner. Here comes Johnny. Bits and it appears to make his stop at last one twelve. Let's go back downstairs and cover. These stops I Winston Kelly Harvick's completing work on the left side of the car. Now they will around completing the work on the right side wheel around outside. Mike Moore Jack Up. Greg worker and Rondo complete the tire changes. Danny Chocolate Myers puts in the second campaign of seventy six racing. Seventeen point eight second stop for the GM. Goodrich team has more cars without coming down in front of Kim fellows bears Dale Earnhardt Jr. Juniors and right side tires going on I get a seventy six field is in the left side. Changing left side tires tires were. Here's Tony Stewart coming in him. He's GonNa cost you the second foul to repeal out. Here's Kelly Stuart track bar just but on Stewart's car also a little bit of wedge in his Car Dale Jerry feels out of his pitched all the lab countdown here because what fourteen. Kurt Busch continues to the racetrack. Still waiting to see with he'll come in to make his stop. Here comes the car of Joe. Nemechek one time race for him. Back with the Carter Horse Race Team Frank. Kimmel will be in this car again next week at Richmond. That's cover that. Stop Joe. Nemechek has been very very loose. The cruel go around to the right side chains right side tires. No adjustment so they must be going with their pressure. Because it's been complaining about it being loose. Another guy who's hasn't been handling will ward Burton. Said the car is terrible. They'll make a right side tire changes. I huge adjustment on the right rear. They'll go around to the left side four tires for award burden on this into pit road to more talk. Ten cars. Come to pit road. Jeff Gordon and Ricky Craven. Let's cover the Gordon. Stop for for Jeff Gordon. So far right side tires going out there on the left side working. Sex Cat ascended. Six field is just behind his Jeffrey. Ricky Craven Wizard Kelly Privates Crew. Fifteen point seven five seconds as Rusting. Ross's crew town. Send down back on the Jack Duties. He's been on the spotters fan until a couple of weeks ago. Now he's back right side. Tires approved with around. The left side of the machine is going to be a four tire. Stop for the fourth of Rusty Wallace. The PIT board out front other four. That would be mad. Cancer down away Rusty Wallace sixteen point five seconds as a cancer through now goes to work on the right side of his machine. Off was a fairly came in four tires at fuel. It looked like they wanted to make an adjustment. They had the words wrench in the right rear. They did not make a turn on that at the last second. They pulled it out so they started to keep the court the same also in provoke nine four tires four tires for Terry Labonte. Putt strickland now in. They'll go around the right side. It'll be a four tire stopper him. Dave Blaney also in. They took through earlier in the day. This is scheduled to be court tire. Stop for the Jasper Ford or cars. Continue to pour down all the pit lane Kyle petty in the Sprint Dodge. Making his stop at lap one seventeen behind him jeff. Burton started back at the rear of the field at moved up into the top Ted. He gave up a ninth position to come to make his stop. Let's go back downstairs. The RED BLACK ANTI RENT RED BLACK AND SILVER GUIDE TO KYLE. Petty's working on the light side of the car around to the left side of seventy six now being pumped in routine for Kyle Petty expected leader. Kurt BUSCH NEXT TIME. Around and not only. Is Kurt. Busch beating them up on the racetrack. He's also outlasting them on fuel mileage. This time though he will be off the banking intern. Forest Bobby Labonte hits for pit road. Kurt Busch the race leader right behind him. Then he'd close order behind them. Ryan Newman will also come to pit road. Here's Kurt Busch fifty five miles an hour. A very cautious indeed not to exceed the pit road speed Limit Hill. Slide stop in his garage area and the cook very smooth. Stop the CAR DOT my Scotland out on the right side. Andy for mark rent changing the tires they will round the left side Marco and body. Sada give them the tires on the left side of the the second of seventy six gasoline being put in Kurt. Busch also has an extremely good stop. Fifteen point five seconds to stop could afford team so not only. Are there any good on the race? Track Dave Moody and get good gas. Mileage good pitstops as well. It's all clicking this afternoon. For Kurt Busch. He continues to show the way one eighteen on the board seven laps. Shy of the halfway mark here California. Every day millions of people in the United States wake up to billions of allergens introducing new CLARINEX. Brand DESMA rabbiting tablets. One tiny Blue Hill CLARINEX provides receptor protection to help block history. Get Twenty four hour non drowsy relief from your allergy symptoms all day all night all year side effects are similar to sugar hill including sore throat. Dry Mouth and fatigued CLARINEX is available by prescription. Only call one eight hundred CLARINEX or visit CLARINEX DOT com for important information. Look FOR OUR AD in health magazine wherever you are. Whatever your allergy talk to your doctor to learn more about new twenty four hour Clarinex Kurt? 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Thanks for your support of Nascar Winston Cup racing at US Orient. Jodi thank you thank you. Steve Answer the President Napa auto parts the sponsors of today's events which Kurt Busch now leads by ten seconds over tale Jarrett's sterling Marlin Jimmy Johnson and Tony Stewart at the halfway mark announcer audition. Gm goodrich take one GM good rent service plus dealers are proud to announce toast all the best brand names of Toast Michelin Bridgestone. Firestone goodyear the right toast for your GM vehicle. Hello in there. Good now. Has Tires not toast? Yeah but those good wrench technician do so many things so well. I bet you could also make toes. You're toast next rude expert service and now brand tiles it's let gm Goodrich service plus is a wrench dot com mark. Martin this is what. Hey race fans this is Mark Martin. If you're at the track this weekend be sure to stop at the Pfizer. Men's health trailer in meet superstar driver. Dennis what this isn't rice grip take to Dennis. Is that you know Dennis. Dennis men should visit the trailer for free screenings on blood pressure cholesterol and information about sexual health not to meet the trailer driver race car driver trailer. Driver Ole man back at California speedway Tony Stewart came blasting off. Turn four down the pit lane coming into make an unscheduled stop at lap one twenty six Jim Phillips running Joe Tire looking around the park. Reiter Maliki Joe flacco. The left side. It's definite engine problem four. It happened about midway between turns. Three and four joy was running his regular line all of a sudden the car just a little bit hung a hard left turn. It came racing down pit road to the attention of his crew. But the it's up. This is going to be a very costly stuff made while stacey confident the garage Winston Kelly's with them. It had a great run yesterday but Stacey reluctant holdout today. What's the problem real? Sure you know hated for the CONCEICO PONTIAC. It was working on a good race car. Today we had Some kind of electrical problem early on switch boxes Pulled a REV limiter chip out. We tried everything and never could get skip out of the car and Whatever was finally jumped up and bit as the car quit running right there when we left pits and not sure what it is right now but the guy's working pretty hard they're gonna try to figure out what it is. Get back out and try to get few more points so kind of an electrical problem for Stacy Compton. After a good run yesterday finished third but not today today from the California speedway this is our in radio. The Voice of Nascar. Are you near a phone right now? Can you take out a number then? Act Now on some of the best life insurance rates in years for example a thirty five year old man can now get one hundred thousand dollars coverage for less than ten dollars a month. 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The Home Depot Pontiac Joe Dixon. Plastic tie wraps put back in place. the rest of this race. Tony Stewart. He was among the top five for most of the race up till now. Now he's back in thirty seven s race on the track right now. The battle for Seventh Eighth Ninth Positions Jeff Gordon Ricky Craven Michael Waltrip mixing it up over the last five or six laps there midway in the back straightaway heading for three. Jeff Gordon will lead that pack of cars down the back straightaway and deter number three ricky. Craven GONNA run down on the bottom of the racetrack. Attempts work continues to run by Michael Waltrip behind them racing from seven on back now as they come off turn number four. Jeff Gordon has the Seventh Position Ricky. Craven about a car length behind him in the eighth spot. Michael Waltrip who runs a night? It's interesting to see Joe. How drivers adapt their lines. The race goes on early on in this thing. Ricky Craven was glued right up in that outside Grew up next wall Jeff. Gordon was hugging the bottom now. At least at the left end of the speedway turns three and four. It's craven on the bottom Gordon up high. So they've had to take her a little bit to find somewhere where that car will free up and run fast with Ricky Craven. Took it back to the high side going down in the church one two. We found that the car handles a little better. Low interns three and four and high in one two. And that's what this place is all about is find out where the car runs at. Its very best again. Watch THE SEVENTH-PLACE BATTLE RICKY. Craven trying to get back up alongside the car of Jeff Gordon Gordon about a car length. In front of it there is several slower cars just ahead cars not on the lead lap. Let's follow that with back to turn one Ricky Craven some threaded Gordon author about five laps ago. But Gordon has not been able to shake ricky craven up. There are some machines in front of Eleusis. Fretful died counter them because his way down. Jeff Gordon will run into Brett bowed. I I run into him. But we'll catch Brett diverse bodine all the way down on the bottom of the racetrack except for continuing to run. The highline streaky. Craven's still way down on the bottom of the racetrack and now full within about one car length. The Jeff Gordon as they struggle with lap traffic rookie Rod has decided. He may want to be a piece of that battle as well. He is overhauled. Michael Waltrip move. Rut Now up to the Ninth Position Walter Tenth Ricky. Rudd try to close it. He's about Ted colleagues behind prohibited one skirmish from back in the seven spot. Ricky Craven way up high turns into this isn't the fish behind him is why walking down the back straight. Ricky Rudd Prizes to close the gap on Ricky Craven. Get it done down the back straightaway. This time by graven now doesn't wear with the Brett Bodine machine. His bike on the rear deck lit of kept toward got one hundred sixteen laps to go with an auto parts. Five hundred right now. Thirteen cars are shown on the lead lap. Let's take a look at the auto zone leader board. At one thirty four Kurt Busch's lead is fourteen seconds. That's right fourteen seconds over Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin runs in third Jimmy Johnson Fourth Rusty Wallace. V Six's Bill Eliot Seventh Jeff. Gordon eighth is Ricky Craven Ninth. Ricky Rudd and tenth is Michael Waltrip Art Martin's Eleventh Twelfth as Dave Blaney Thirteenth is Jeff Green those cars on the lead lap fourteenth now is Matt Kenseth with John. Andretti and Fifteenth Ryan Newman Sixteenth Kyle. Petty Seventeenth. Terry Labonte Eighteenth Jeff Burton nineteenth. Johnny Benson is running in twentieth. Twenty-first is Joni Mitchell. Steve Park Twenty second. Twenty third into Robby Gordon Kevin Harvick twenty-fourth Dale earnhardt. Jr. Is Twenty five twenty. Six Jerry do twenty seventh grade before Twenty Eighth Brett Bodine Twenty nine. This Jimmy Spencer. It Thirtieth Touch Strickland. Ward Burton thirty first thirty second. Mike Skinner Jeremy Mayfield is thirty. Third Thirty fourth to Steve. Grissom Elliott Sadler. Its thirty fifth thirty six. Casey Atwood thirty seven points to rick passed Tony Stewart. Now being shown in thirty eighth place. Thirty ninth is Bobby. Hamilton Bobby. La Body is fortieth behind the wall in forty Stacy Compton Shauna Robinson in forty second. Kenny schrader forty-three the autozone leaderboard get in the zone. Autozone gotTa feel good to you. We did have a car. That's looked up as well as Kurt. Busch's car is here today. Sorta like yesterday the Nascar Busch series race. The club three hundred. How WELL SCOTT? Riggs had his car hooked up in the late stages of that race. That's got to be great feeling while but here in California Joe you can only get so excited because it doesn't take much to take you from dominant to out to lunch or even just ordinary but things can change very quickly at this track and it doesn't take a lot to put you right out of it on the other hand. It's got to be very frustrating when your car is not handling rights such a case from Ward Burton who just lost another lap to the race later and now Dale Earnhardt Jr. who has the Budweiser Chevrolet on pit road. Another stop a good day for workload. He changed sides tires on his car. Come around the left side to Kane. Laughs just dies cars. Don't WanNa turn all day long this. Let's go to war with taught parent Dale Jerry. You got a Green Card Bush. Fourteen seconds. Now what can you do to turn that around the Nitra spot long close? Ninety seven is strongly. Now we've got a good car. Ke working on Nubian maybe get a call in here later on and But you everything back up and maybe McRae set of it well. They've had the second best car. They launch Jimmy Johnson Dale Jerry. Maybe we will help you deal. Jared now writing fifteen seconds behind race leader Kurt Busch. We have one hundred twelve laps to go rusty. Wallace Nascar racing is one of the most exciting sports in America today. And I'm proud. The over three hundred thousand members of the United Association of Plumbers Pipe fitters and sprinkler fitters whose motto is. We do it right. The first time at join my team on the NASCAR circuit to be the best. You need skill training and dedication. That's what the members of the United Association bring to every job. I welcome all of them for the winner's circle. Victory Nascar drivers celebrated with Tire burnouts. In the middle of the track distinctly. Ac Duck Goes Ninety Eight Busch Series Championship and ninety nine. Yes victorious AC delco. Now their newest driver Johnny sauter sounds like the rookies. Got All the right parts to AC DOCO automotive parts when the right way is the only way caution flag waving for problem. Turn to Ricky Gray. Hit The wall to the outside of emphasize into scraping Wallet With Don. A hard hit. His Board to exit of turn to Ricky. Craven was running in the eighth position was having a great day. The tide Ford but it looks like it's all over now craven has got. Some damage is rolled to a stop right against the outside retaining wall at the exit. A turnover too. Tough break for crave it who has been in the top ten. All Day ran as high as third early on. But we're going to have to make some repairs now. They have any hope of getting tied. Ford back into this thing should see some action on. Pit Road Momentary. I from the California speedway this Marin radio Voice of Nascar stay up to date on all the NASCAR US every week. 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We are under caution for only the second time this afternoon and Ricky Craven had a problem in turn to the field heads for pit road. Let's go back to Dan Hubbard for an update. We are comedy during the commercial. Joel that these drivers were going higher and higher. We're going to hire line through turns one and two really flirting with the wall. And that's what caught ricky craven. He just slid up a little bit too high. Got The right side tires. Maybe six inches off that highest line into the grey stuff. And that's what Cottam he couldn't save any scrape the wall all the way from the entrance to turn to the exit turn but he has refined made his way back to the pits graven on everybody else on the lead lap or on pit road. Let's go to Winston Kelly. Craven screw up on the right side. They've got a lot of work to do. Put on the sheet metal off a couple of pit stalls in front of him. Kurt Busch crew completing work on the left side of his car. Second can of seventy six bill going in. They're gonNA make a track bar just but they're gonNA lower. Josh quarter is JIM DOT said earlier. They're going to keep very much tweaking on the car making as he pulls out just in front of Sterling Marlin and Rusty Wallace more cars in front of Jim Phillips. Dale Jarrett is GONNA BE KURT. Busch out of the bits this time also down here Jimmy Johnson for service Michael Walter pit for service. We've also had a Jeff Gordon and for service Jeff. Green Interservice had like mentioned jared. Igby Kurt Busch off. GotTa Tony Zuhdi. Bill Elliott was in also the car Dave Blaney and four tires for them sterling. Marlin had went looking to be the best pit. Stop going to check and see if they took four or two tires. Also in on this into pit road was Ward Burton Irwin. Bits and blade straight tough for rough to finish presents pit crew profiles tales of the guys that optimize the performance of their cars today dodge dealers dodge crew member. Tracy Lumpkin talks about the long cross country road trips during the season. It's kind of enjoyable. We do east coast so much and when we come across the fan base out here is when we stop at a truck. Stop Our stop in a way Say A lot of the people that we don't don't get to see like four times a year and we usually spend a little more time at the truck stops talking to the people but more because we detained tried it best to get us out a little bit earlier and that makes our job a little bit. Easier gives those extra ten or twelve hours to get across the trip. Back will be a little bit tougher because we have to go back and unload and load and leaf. Thirsty night to go up to Richmond which is a little bit more of a push to get back but If we leave here Sunday we should be back to buy lunch or so. I like that optimize your power to on the job site or at home. Look for Irwin. Bits and blades trade tough from rough to finish now. The cars are lap are more down come into their such good uncover some of those first. Jim Phillips and Jerry Leaders Been in here Saturday. And he's GonNa Chassis. Jeff Free Joe. He's had a tough day today. Tony Stewart's and they're working properly began Jamie Mayfield within the pitch for service and also Johnny Benson Winston Kelly Ricky Craven back on Pit Road. Continue to work on the right side of his machine. John Andretti had his pit road. The second time round along with Kevin Harvick some of the other machines Jimmy Spencer Matt Cancer just missed getting back on the lead lap. Couldn't quite get around teammate. Kurt Busch who had checked up a little bit coming off a turn for a couple of guys did get their lap back back on the lead lap. Cancer not one. I'm Steve Park in Casey Atwood. Also coming in this time for tires and fuel Zuhdi Joe Nemechek in on this independent road also Greg Bifida Brett Bodine. We saw Hud stricklin. Jeff Burton Steve Grissom. Also the cars of Robby Gordon. Rick Mass Terry Labonte and Mike. Skinner and I mentioned wasn't sure if it was four tires or two on the sterling Marlin machine. They did take four tires so an excellent stop for Sterling. Marlin Dale Jarrett and assumes the lead after some quick work on pit road. Kurt Busch drops back to second sterling. Marlin third Jimmy. Johnson Fourth Rusty Wallace in fifth sixth. This bill Elliott's seventh to Ricky Rudd. Jeff Gordon is eighth Mark Martin Nights and Dave Blaney Tenth. Michael Waltrip Shows Eleventh Jeff Green Twelfth. Right now just twelve. Cars being scored on the lead lap. One hundred forty four laps complete here in California and I knew a bargain when I seen one but it comes to breaks. I don't compromise on quality or safety. I insist on best. Professional GRADE BREAKS. Their d three certified to be consistent with federal safety standards. I know because I'm the one who keeps my car running safe and sound and safe to say Nestle case. 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Speedway Fontana California Dale Jarrett will lead them down to the line alongside the lap. Car Jeremy Mayfield Green Flag Jarrett and Kurt. Busch hot pursuit as a storm off tour. Turn number one way into turn. One has Hatha Carl icahn Kurt Busch. Who's dealing some traffic to his inside. There'd be Jeremy Mayfield Sterling Marlin is in the third spot Jimmy Johnson. Losing Kurt Kurt. Busch right behind him. They'll run one into both up against the outside retaining wall Bush the first one to peak to the inside but he'll let Dale Jarrett racetrack out. Die Here's will be a big problem for Bill Elliott. He restarted the six position. He's fallen back to the rear. The field out this barely rolling. Here's the cubs off. Turn four the field storms by him. Dale Jarrett leads Kurt Bush's second sterling Marlin Third Jimmy Johnson fourth and fifth Rusty Wallace. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on the motor racing network. Joe Dave Moody here at the California speedway along with Dan Hubbard and Paul Bartholomew. Covered the action for us in the turns. Jim Phillips Winston. Kelly and Tony Rudy. Working the pit lane here. Today we've completed ten other. We've had ten lead. Changes among six different drivers only two cautions have waived so far today and there are one hundred three laps to go before the caution. Kurt Busch moved out to a fifteen second lead. Now is Dale Jarrett pulling away by six tenths of a second over Kurt Busch Sterling Marlin. Jimmy Johnson and Rusty Wallace told you there was a problem for Bill Elliott. Let's see what that was Tony? It was a vibration. They felt a tire coming down so they came down took on four tires and now another car hits Pit Road Hut. Strictly comes by me. The car's not running. They're going under the hood. We'll get an update on that in a moment. Speak of the battle for the second spot in turn three. That's I thought Bush. Both of them running on the outside of Traffic Kurt. Busch right up next to that outside retaining wall where he spent pretty comfortable at all afternoon long. He's got the lap car a bill elliot between himself and Sterling Marlin. Which is a little bit surprising? Here Kurt Busch who was so dominant lost the lead on a pit stop now. Dale Jarrett has begun the leg at outage at over over secondly lead now for deejays. He works off to no doubt the bonds still everybody in the pre race talked about the clean air. And it's working to Dale Jarrett advantage. Right now he's got a fifteen. Harlan cleef overturned Bush before you get to Marlin's theory is proved time and time again and get out front on that Clean Air. You can pull away. Dj Proven it right now as he stretches out his lead by nearly a second over Kurt Busch Sterling while at work at subtracted. He's back into third position trying to keep up before those to get lost. Sterling Marlin is being listed a little bit frustrated not really close enough to get around the lab machine of Bill Elliott Morlin working that higher group to still not close enough to Dale Jarrett. Took Jimmy Johnson an awful long time but now he sees the rear end of the sterling. Marlin machine Jimmy Johnson running in that position to catch rolling down on the bottom of the racetrack high. That'd be an early afternoon for Hud's strickland as they pushed the hills brothers coffee dodge behind bit wall. They're headed for the garage. Area Tony Rudy. What's the story? Just shut off. They're not really sure what it is until they get back into the garage area but not having agreement but with running backs hill between twenty and twenty fifth definitely a disappointing finish to what was going to be just a promising day for the hills brother. Dodge exciting racing here today at the California speedway it gets exciting every week. Go to ask our Western Cup racing but it never gets as exciting as it. Does we run the All star race each year who Winston at the. Lowes motor speedway. That's just a few weeks away from now Richard Beggar. Rjr At Winston the Sports Marketing and prizes folks with us here today and I know you guys are getting excited. New rules new format for the event. And it's right here couple of weeks away just three weeks out right now. Joe I just WanNa tell the fans out there that when we announced the new format for the Winston was the fans vote on inversion process into sake with three ask our dot Com is going to open up the voting polls this week so fast easy to log on to NASCAR DOT com going there and vote. The fans have talked about it. We've talked about it in the media but what kind of questions have the drivers ask you about. What what kind of feedback are you getting from them? We're getting great feedback from the drivers we when we start looking at the format changes. We've talked to some of them just to try to get their input and they were all excited about it. We've talked a couple more since we announced the format changes and and these guys are all excited about other things going to be a very very excited enough ready to go. All the format may change the procedures may change but the one constant winstons cash. There's big cash out there right now. We are now seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to the winner segment three and then we have money for this segment winter so forth also qualified on Friday evening. Richardson and we're looking forward to just three weeks away and there to bring into the folks Live it's going to be a great night of racing on. I'm sure that if anybody can get there they'll want to go because everyone who's ever been to a Winston has really enjoyed it be. I think that's a great event for fans that are maybe on the borderline right now not a hardcore fan yet. But if they come to Winston they'll become a hardcore fan all right. We'll be there with you. Thanks for stopping by. Thanks again for your support of Nascar Winston Cup race and the Winston. Thank you and we'll look for you down there a couple of weeks. I look forward to it as well. Just about three weeks away. We'll go to Richmond next week. Take a week off for mother's Day and then we start off the two weeks at Lowe's motor speedway. The first of those two weeks is the running of the Winston Rich Beggar of sports marketing enterprises and RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. Kurt Busch is turned up the wick on the Sharpie rubbermaid forty two just keeps going right side damage. That piece of driving by Kim's keeps the Dewalt machine pointed in the right direction. Running slowly but navigated come back up to speed on the back straightaway. Kurt Busch Saint George's back on the hunt. He was having trouble Huntingdale. Jarecki's knocked off a couple of lab cars closing in on a couple of more tries to chase down. Dj and turn one is the caution flag flies would almost have got some debris on the track where the seventeen car slots wall up and turn to. It'll take a couple of laps. Cleared the track might be a good break for Jeremy Mayfield. Who was off the pace? We told you his teammate. Bill Eliot had problem earlier. They got him back out there then. Mayfield at slowed just before that caution will cover some of those stories and of all it just like other families that Coca Cola racing family piles into the old station wagon and goes on relaxing vacations. I'm thirsty we stop at the next station. And get some coke yes kyle. Hey what's going on back there? Tony will stay on his side all right if we weren't already nine seconds behind today. I stop this car right now. Coca Cola the official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR fans. Coca-cola racing family visit COCA COLA RACING FAMILY DOT COM. This is ward well that Daytona five hundred win finally sunk in you WanNa Franken say next year's Daytona five hundred. It's the bill to win sweepstakes ever use of your Nascar. Visa Credit Card hinders you to win a grand prize of air travel lodging rental car and Daytona race tickets to get a NASCAR VISA card apply at an MBA booth at any major NASCAR event or log onto mbna dot com sweepstakes open to legal US residents age eighteen or older void where prohibited no purchase necessary for official rules visit. Mba Dot com slash sweepstakes sweepstakes ends November twenty nine. Th that was fast enough to win Daytona Bud Bowl qualifying from Richmond International. Raceway here the qualifying results for the Pontiac excitement. Four hundred beginning at three PM Eastern only on him are in radio. Caution flag is out after Matt. Kenseth Walter Number two. The leaders are old pit road. Let's go to Jim Phillips they'll tear. Let's see if they can do it again. They'd be Kurt. Busch out last time behind him is Jeff Green also in doubt. Here is Jeff Gordon. Bush beat him. Dow further down. The pit lane. You've got Michael Waltrip in and Jimmy Johnson. Four tires which must have got four. Let's go to Tony Rudy. Rusty Wallace was. They got fuel only also fuel only for Sterling Marlin. And the only other car down here on this end to pit road ricky rudd. He took four tires. Seventy-six racing fuel was to Kelly agenda garage with Ricky Craven. Who's putting his helmet back on. Ricky what happened there? Well we actually had a problem with the Left Front. That was that was challenging me getting in the corner and the longer I ran track. The groove moved up and it finally caught up with me. It's just so loosened the problem. We had compounded me getting into corner well. Bottom line is erected a tough day for Ricky Craven. Had A great run going loose racecar got into the wall with the crew getting the tide. Ford back out there. 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Make Daddy South Boston speedway America's hometown track that's always late models and nine special events this season tickets at tickets dot com or call eight seven seven four four zero fifteen forty no purchase necessary must be eighteen or older deadline. August thirtieth void where prohibited back at California speedway ninety three laps remaining but APP auto parts. Five hundred. Dave Lady has pulled a rabbit out of his hat on pit road. During that round of pitstops Blaney comes back out as the leader of the race over Sterling. Marlin Rusty Wallace Jimmy Johnson. Kurt Busch drops all the way back to the number five position and we're down to only eleven cars on the lead lap here with ninety three laps to go in today's event. It's give you a rundown of those eleven cars. It's Blaney Sterling Marlin Wallace Jimmy Johnson and Kurt Busch the front five mark. Martin runs in six. Dale Jarrett has seventh ricky. Rudd Eight Jeff Gordon Night Tenth is Michael Waltrip and Eleven Jeff Green one lap down on Twelfth Bill Elliott Thirteenth is Ryan. Newman fourteenth. Is John Andretti? Fifteenth is Johnny Benson and Sixteenth. Kyle Petty Ward Burton runs in Seventeenth. Kevin Harvick eighteenth nineteenth. Is Jerry Naidoo? Steve Park His twentieth twenty-first. Now Matt Kenseth twenty-second is Jeff. Burton Greg Baffled. Twenty third twenty fourth two Terry Labonte. Twenty-fifth is Robby Gordon. Twenty-six Joni Vacek Brett Bodine. Twenty seven twenty eight this Dale earnhardt junior twenty nine Jimmy Spencer and thirty two Elliott Sadler. Casey Atwood thirty-first thirty seconds skinner. Thirty Third Steve. Grissom Jeremy Mayfield. Thirty four thirty fifth is body Hamilton. Thirty six is Tony Stewart. Thirty seven three mass thirty eight this body Hamilton. Out of the race in thirty nine strict liberty craving still behind the wall in fortieth forty. First Stacy Compton all by Shauna Robinson and Kenny schrader. Jim Phillips what was the problem for Jeremy Mayfield? Joey had a vibration just a while ago. Then if the left rear wheel loose or on his car and he had to come in and make an earlier pitstop and that got him out of secrets. Vibration problem for Jeremy Mayfield. So they feel back out on the racetrack number of laps down. He's running now in the thirty fourth position getting ready for the restart here with a ninety one laps to go so far very competitive race with eleven lead changes among seven drivers. I think the most telling of anything is the great lead the Kurt Busch Buildup fifteen seconds at a huge lead but lost it on a pit stop and was never quite able to regain that something that. I'm sure Dave Blaney is hoping continues right now because pulled a little chicanery on the pit. Stop and got himself the lead. We'll see now if the Jasper Ford can do. Just about every other leader before it today has been able to do and that's pull out and get a big lead now. Bill Elliott on the Taylor on the lead lap. He's just in front of the race. Leader Dave Blaney. You'll try to stay up there and stay on the lead lap at might hurt blinis efforts and try to pull away from the field to get that huge lead like all other leaders have done earlier today. Green flag waving back at it here. The NAPA auto parts five hundred bill Elliott on the lead lap leads the back down the tournament one with Dave Blaney trying to clear him versus in up front. Dave Blaney showing the way Sterling Marlin wise in the second spot and Rusty Wallace is in third. Jimmy Johnson is in fourth and he's getting some competition Kirk. Look your four cars run single file. Now make it your five run single pollen there two three even four wide down the back straightaway fighting position. Phil Elliott Kill the tail end of the lease left on the outside Capellini Marlin drives a deep to the outside and number three two slits. It roll high wide and handsome off four. He Will Challenge Blaney now for the second for the lead will not get him at the start. Finish Line Blaney by Carleen continues to show away riding the backup really Taylor into the lead lap. Garbiel Elliott Plati has not gotten around Bill Elliott yet now sterling. Marlin will go way outside twice outside of ladies Rusty Wallace on the outside of Kurt. Busch Bush down on the bottom and now rusty moved out in front of him rusty now down on the inside of Sterling. Marlin rusty and more fighting for that second place this time at Sterling Marlin pools out in front as he takes the high side and turns three and four gets back around Rusty Wallace Wallace on the attack momentarily to the inside he falls back in behind sterling. Marlin again this going on for the second spot while Dave Blaney is pulling away lady won for the second spot of Sterling Marlin Marlin will wash pie. Rusty Wallace would try to keep it down low. It's dodge versus board for the second time. The painting hurt Bush with a great view of that battle as he sits right behind. Those two cars running side by side still rusty wallace on the inside and Sterling. Marlin on the outside Rusty Wallace by three. But marlins gets a rusty grabs that low lane tries to ride into the number two position but sterling. Marlin is not gonNA go without a fight. He pushes the nose of the coors light. Dodge back to the outside lane. They are absolutely even at the start. Finish line this is the battle for second way Rusty Wallace. `Second Mr Legrand Watson. So Kurt Busch. They are side by side for that third position is also trying to pull away but he wasn't Kurt Busch. Even the foothills to the inside of Wallace Kurt Busch was clean. Air Down on the inside. He'll try to get by Rusty Wallace. Challenge Dave Blaney. Who's still running behind? Bill Elliott who's on the tail end of the league lab rusty fights back on the outside. He's got a little help from the order hurt. Bush has remember how strong I was earlier. I'm still here here. He comes charging out of the inside of the track. Grabbing the second position he gets by sterling Marlin and Rusty Wallace. Now see what he can do with Dave Blaney in a fears that billion lady Elliot is on the tail of lead. Lap are working together and starting to pull away. What Kurt Busch in that second spot has cleared? What's the car darted to the right? Chris sale at gave Rusty Wallace a good run off of the turn. To and then down the back straightaway. But he's content to run in the tire tracks up. Kurt Busch pushed still about twenty car. Lengths back at your race leader. Dave Blaney Freshly Wallace has not at all conceited. That runner up position to Kurt Busch Bush with a bit of a bobble in what has become an increasingly tractor. Second turn here in the late stages of this race rusty pulled up on his back bumper Bush now immediately pulls away again. He's opened up three carling's to turn one and keep an eye on that second spot of Kurt. Busch easy plays a conservative. This time around with a couple of tires down on the white line worked at middle. Group comes off very third. Darlie dive to the inside pulls up alongside of Rusty Wallace in that battle for position. Sterling Marlin will complete the past before they get into number three early. Marlin two thirds Rusty Wallace back to four charging back into Turner for the leaders. Come off the water into the trial. Who meanwhile Elliott Sadler has lost? Power is rolling down the back straightaway trying to make it back to his pit stall Dave. Blaney built up a lead of one point two seconds. Kurt Busch seems to have taken over the second spot for now they'll race from third on back at turn one that would be sterling. Marlin with about two colleagues at hand over Rusty Wallace. Dale Jarrett not especially the leaders of good battles. Going on back behind the leaders. Dave BLANEY WITH BY ABOUT FIFTY KURT. Busch and sterling Marlin Rusty Wallace. And then battling on and more problem for Dave Blaney Right now as he has lost his escort. Bill Elliott try to hang onto the tail. End of elite circuit is broken from waning. The Blaney now having to cut through the window all by himself. Let's see if that enable sterling Marlin to try and close the gap. Thurlow will try to close the gap on the second place machine of Kurt. Busch after that scare that Bush has lasted. Go down lower off of turn. Two Zero Justice what continued to taste the leaders. Dave leaning twenty car lengths separates leader. Kurt Busch and then another fifteen back to sterling Marlin and only five back to Rusty Wallace before you get into some Latin machine. Kept Gordon completed the pass Mark Martin. So has ricky Rudd Dale Jarrett trying to catch up with the front runners. He's back at the fifth position. Has some lap traffic deal with one of those Ward Burton? He easily flashes by Arab now closes in on Johnny Bench at the start. Finish line again looking ahead and a good way up to the third place. Car started MARLA. Dale Jared works at the outside of Johnny Vincent. Again that is the deal. Jerry will have to encounter will be Sean Some Pasha here. Deters GETS by Johnny Benson and now set his sights on John. Andretti about five four legs before Dale Jarrett will catch him. Those two cars dive into the quarter Jerry and go. Hi and ED's ready. We'll stay low. Nearly Dave Blaney continues pulling away as everyone has. Who gets out front here this afternoon of the NAPA auto parts? Five hundred is lead now. 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Felt like they were really gambling bucks. They come in and on that one forty three before we went back to Green. They came back down. Pit Road Pack. The fuel cell topped it off with back. That was left one forty-five with the harder Tyre. They feel like they're getting just as good aware. They only at thirteen laps more than some of the guys that got tires all year long. They're Pinski Jasper engines. Have seen to get really good fuel. Mileage so they don't feel like it's much of a risk they feel like getting the clean air in the position was the only thing to do on that particular stop. I'll no doubt once you're in front. The place to be the slogan today has been he who leads dominates. The lead has been not one second two seconds but more often than not tenor twelve seconds when he hasn't quite got that much of a pad yet. It's one point eight county over. Kurt Busch Dave Lady Issuance. Wise extreme of the truck. The Front at Ford is tracking very true. While Kurt Busch and second is once again casting. The higher returns through tried to work out a leader. David gleaners your top six cars making your top Kevin cars running order now as plenty goes by. Kurt busch running in second rusty Wallace Dale Jarrett Sterling Marlin. Jeff Gordon Ricky. Rudd all running orders with Winston. Kelly Rusty Wallace looking for I taught five of the year. That's Kinda surprising. Since he's third in points thought from bill well-versed as rusty continuous. Run in the third position. Trying to chase down. Kurt Busch fail the carpet. Pretty strong all day with the car. All Day We didn't really make any adjustments on the last stop for tyres The stop before last office gas only looking to make one more stop progress today and right now he says the car is really good thoughts. Bill weapon the crew chief Rusty Wallace who scored the last of his fifty four Winston Cup career wins right here this race in two thousand one. Jimmy Johnson had a run at the front earlier today. He dominated the early stages of this race. But Jim Phillips e slid back to ninth place. What's the story of Lois bit? Let's check jets pick traffic right now that last restart more sense reporter for by. Bits and pieces back packing bucks. That traffic line easy. We're working our way back to the cow. But it's unfortunate that people make moves like that that just cost us so much more stop Look like probably one more stop okay. That's the thoughts jed canals crew chief for Rookie. Jimmy Johnson again. Letting the top again. This week good battle for fifth place going into turn number two at almost jumped out from under Sterling Marlin. He had to check up. That opened the door to the end side for Jeff. Gordon Gordon. Is There Ricky? Rudd is there. They hit turned one. Now it's a replay of the previous lab interest going up high just hugging down low written taking a look to the inside. He may try to make it three wide as they come. Jeff Morton beats everybody. And he's got a mere fooling. Ricky Rudd all run single. File down the back straightaway. Gordon then Marlin then Rudd Right. In that order Gordon takes the Middle Line Marlin takes the high line and read takes the line through three of four cars. Pretty well spread alpinist good racing going on from fifth on back now. Jeff Gordon leaves that pack of off the corner. He has cleared Sterling Marlin now. Ricky Rudd closes into the rear deck of the coors original dodge. This week for sterling borrowed. Follow that battle as it heads back to turn one the Chevy and dodge afford going at the speedway Jeff Gordon show is pretty good. Strengthen that middle group Sterling Marlin still prefer that higher line and Download Gordon however appears to be pulling away a little bit down to car battle. Now for that position is Sterling Marlin will lead Ricky Rudd by just one car length that they raised into turn number three. Jeff Gordon out in front of those guys by five Carlos once again. Marlin WAY UP High and run down on the bottom good battled for third place Rusty Wallace Dale Jarrett of hooked it up again. He takes a peek down to the bottom coming off. Turn four and at the start finish line. They are side by side. Dj on the inside Rusty on the outside the one DJ will be on his wall as backs off just a little bit and give the third position to Dale to again is working his way back up front. But he has blessed toe as the nose to tail down the back straightaway. Rusty is like that inside. Line down the back straightaway. This type content to run right behind Dale Jarrett as they head towards turn number three. We'll see what lies they take rusty's down a little bit lower now. Tehrik drops down to block rusty peaks to the Outside. They settle down. Go those tailback in turn number four. It's good to see Jasper motorsports Ford out front. And all the years. I've been racing and Nascar Winston Cup competition. Their best ever finish was last year at the Chicagoland speedway Robert. Pressley driving the car. There he finished in the second position in that race. Today Dave Blaney. Who's driving the car? Having his best run so far of the season as he leads today earlier in the season they played he did have a couple of pretty good runs. He was fifteenth at Texas and I had a sixth place finish last year when he drove for. Bill Davis racing with looking good here today. He leads but that latest raking Kurt. Busch starting to close in with seventy one laps go. The names read like a. Who's who of championship racing? Dan Gurney AJ foyt. Mario Andretti Jimmy. Clark Jackie Stewart. These legends are the founding members of the long the men of team Ford racing who have distinguished themselves by refusing to accept the Paul of the ordinary more the boundaries of morals. They are men. Look Beyond Mike. Two wheels to they are men who knew that the highest prize lay just beyond where most were willing to go today. Drivers like Dale Jarrett. Ricky Rudd Rusty Wallace and John Force extend the Long Blue Line and they approached each competition with the same inflexible mindset. It's the winner of the whole of Ford Motor Company chooses to Ford racing. We RATES DAVE. Blaney SHOWS THE LATE THE WAY. But he's lead is shrinking. Kurt Busch is on the hunt and he is closed in two less than half a second in that battle for the League. We are at California speedway. This is Emma our radio the voice of Nascar. Are you losing your hair? Is that ball spot getting bigger. You're having looking thinner. Here's Dr Gordon. Medical director at the hair and skin treatment center in New York with some exciting news. What MAKES LOSE THEIR HAIR? Is THAT BAD. Body chemical called dihydrotestosterone commonly known as D. H. T. And OUR CENTER WE HAVE DEVELOPED. 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But Burke Bush no doubt about the fastest car the racetrack and he will surge around Dave Blaney intern number three and regained the lead. Kurt Busch fights his way back to the point and one of the few times today that we've seen anyone be able to really leader and then just drive around him. Kurt Busch showed us how strong he was earlier in the race and again that strength is still there is he takes over the top spot and gives us our twelve different. Lead changes the day then Hubbard. He's already pulled away from Dave Blaney. He is pulling away by about four or five Carlos Dave Blaney gave it a good try. Just can't stay lady and second tear closing. The gap stirred Rusty Wallace continues to ride in the fourth spot leader. Kurt Busch working his way to turn number three pulling out by another car. Length over Dave Blaney flaming out. GonNa run the high side. He was running down. Low is Kurt. Busch was trying to catch him and now he's going to run and Kurt Busch tire tracks. Elliott Sadler is taking the motor craft Ford behind wall to the garage area. Let's check in with Winston Kelly. We'll start seventy likes this place and I expected you to have a good run and things just seem go from real good too awful real quick. What happened yeah we. We found enough breaking a piece Part of blew a piston of our some but first motorbike and we've had a long time Jackson. Hose up pretty well but we just missed the setup and beginning. We've just wicked loose all day niece now. Car Body would never run either these ever and just kind of bits into but so can you take a chance. It hurt us but just got bad. Fordham five races. We haven't finished killed us into points hometown of rich next week from the West Coast back home to Virginia Elliott. Sadler out today here comes Kurt. Busch back to the line. How quick is he here today? He just took the lead lap ago. He's already a second out in front of Dave Blaney. Good race for the back for the six musician. Ricky Rudd coming to the front. He has called Sterling Marlin and see what kind of movie can make sterling turned one as they come into turn one sterling. Marlin going on five Rican download. I'm Morley's disclose amazingly high each and every time I mean he's really flirt with that wall but apparently he's comfortable up there were dodge again. He's shut the door on Ricky Rudd. They're sick and actually away. You're like Marlin able to keep up the momentum if he wanted to out down the back straightaway about three car. Lengths AHEAD OF RICKY RUDD ONCE AGAIN. Marlin way up high and rush to to let tires all the way down on the white line sterling Marlin Ricky. Rudd a third place finish at Bristol. A couple of weeks ago the high water mark of his thousand season today. But he'd like to improve on that he is all over the back bumper sterling. Marlin right now. Marlin holds him off. Rudd will follow in his tire tracks at least for now into one this dodge once again harlot walks the title group. Ricky Rudd's got a pretty good run on this time they come off. We'll put MARLIN CARRIES THE MOMENTUM. Down the backstretch ricky rudd able to just slide the car right up behind. Sterling Marlin as they race down the two thousand five hundred foot long back straight away and then ricky rudd turns them wheel a little bit harder to the left and once again count on the bottom of the racetrack but still about three car. Climbs the banking and turns three and four just like he did interns one into hangs onto the spot as you come off. Turn Four Jeff Gordon heads for road. Let's go downstairs. Hasn't made a year yet. It would be Jeff Gordon Had Been Monitoring Jeff Gordon's team. He had played that. But these pitstops covet about two old. Joe's is going to throw him out. You'll equation pitting defer to comey more board tie but about forty laps post. I heard the teen could run today on a take. The fuel to change all four tires. We'll check it out for you. Jeff Gordon making an early pit stop. Here's looks to be a typical pitched off changing four tires cleaning the grill and with car. Fueling it up sending him back on his way. We'll get a follow up report on that story in a moment once again that's sixth-place battle. It's still underway in back to turn one moral and has the slot with Richard Watson Ricky Rudd Auto Group and I do believe strategy. That'll pay off road slots in behind Marlon farther and farther. Down the back straightaway. This time. They're real real now this time very early now. This is as close as Ricky Rudd is Ben Distorting Marlins. They entered number three. Just one CARLING BACK. Once again ricky. Read all the way down on the bottom sterling. Marlin up on the top four. 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It was rolled to stop between turns three and four in front of Paul Bartholomew very very slowly and it wasn't too many laps to go gave Moody when Elliott. Sadler did the same thing Elliott. Sadler carried a lot more speed through the corner. There was able to limp back onto pit road. Jeremy Mayfield did not make. It becomes to rest down on the apron intern number four. He'll started off with a pretty decent day here today. But it's gone downhill ever. Since that time he started the race of the fourteenth position had vibration properly came in change. The tires on it lost a lap was struggling his way. Back up through those slapdown cars but now it looks like it is completely stopover between turns three and four and it's bad enough to cause caution flag come out for the fourth time here. Today there was a problem in Jeff Gordon car. He made a pitstop out of sequence at the very least considerably early. Jim Phillips what's The reason? What is bad things? He picked up a piece of plastic right on the Front Grilles Jackson. Right at the opening for the radiator gets its air and the temperature went up to sixty or more than they wanted to. They had to come in and take it off because way to blow off so Gordon. Pity laugher what eighty-eight definitely will have to one more pitstop in Jim similar situation but it wasn't a piece of paper on the Kurt Busch Machine. He had some rubber build up on his car. And the crew Jimmy Fending advising see if you can get just as close to a car in front of you and turn off the fan. He did that in the rubber bit. Blow itself off just sucking up behind one of the other cars. His temperature had gone up to two sixty as well. It did drop back down so he averted a potential problem about five laps ago. Tony resumed. He gives us a story from the Ricky Rudd Pit. They're having a good run up to fifth. Now they are having a good run into crew is up on the wall. Awaiting the have in Florida Ricky. Rudd as he comes down forty five hundred RPM. Second year he gets on the binders. What do I do away into? The PIT SOLELY COMES. The crew goes around to the right side. No adjustments flight. Air Pressure adjustment will be on the left side of the tires rights. I completed Kanta seventy six fuel in also in his rick. Mass Bill Eliot is in. We see table any in also sterling. Marlin on this independent road town. Jim Phillips at Dale Jarrett is in the right side tires. Going forward left side Tires Jeff. Greed is and Jimmy. Johnson is down here and Michael Waltrip all four tires and gasoline lap ninety-six with sit Kelly. This Kurt Busch four tires and fuel. He's GonNa pull just in front up Ricky Rudd Rusty Wallace. But he's GonNa Behind. They owe fifteen point seven two seconds to stop for. Kurt Busch a half pound. They added to the right front trying to lose him. Loosening up just a tick rusty wallace leave the air pressures exactly like they were four tires and fuel for that forward. Kurt Busch can have some more work to do on the race track now. The ups fourteen does what they have to do. They get Dale Jarrett out first. Kurt Busch we'll have to hunt down another leader. One hundred ninety six laps complete fifty four remained the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred. Green Combat Edgy at the wheel under rib working in the field to get this is from the people talk has a rush St Louis Missouri. Here at McDonalds. We've got a better faster. Drive through system got fancy computers that help us get your order right and right away. In fact I bet we can make an extra value meal hot fresh and right order and less time than it takes to qualify for the pole. Here you go. No wonder we're the official drive-thru of NASCAR NASCAR Busch series racing from Richmond. International Raceway live coverage of the Harley's to fifty begins at seven PM Eastern only on. Am radio DOT lead lap cars now making their way to pit road for some service as we continue under this caution for the stalled car of Jeremy Mayfield lap. One Ninety seven here at the California speedway from California speedway in radio the voice of Nascar. We'll get back to you soon as possible. Leave a message after the tone hi peg. It's me marge. Listen before you waste your holiday shopping for a mattress again. I've got a number for you. Call for a free kraft matic adjustable bed catalogue. You know how you said you always wanted to craft matic well. You can own one for less than the price of a quality flatbed peg right down this number one. Eight hundred five four four. Seventy one hundred. That's one eight hundred five or four one hundred. It's a free call and best of all. There's a friendly operator at the other end. Just waiting to mail you. Your Free Kraft. Nettie adjustable bed catalog. There are no hassles no obligations. You don't have to buy anything big. 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He says we'll have a chance to make it or not and his crew chief todd period said you're going to be about two short so we'll see what happens with Kelly. Are we likely to see anybody else? Come in and get a splash here. Well we saw Jimmy fating hurt. Jimmy Phoenix talking to his driver. Kurt Busch and he said it's going to be very very close but his teammates has a similar setup. Mark Martin. His crew brought him down pit road and they did top. It off with feel won't see anybody else. Come Back Down Now. But it's going to be extremely tight for some in the rest of them just aren't GonNa make it well. If it's going to be that close that may have been a good move by Sterling Marlin Michael Waltrip a couple of others to come in and get that extra half a gallon or so in that fuel cell and try and get that extra walk or to the tail. End of this race is make all the difference in the outcome of this race. Now Jeff Gordon. Starting at the head of the pack he is on the tail end of the lead lap. He's just in front of race leader. Dale Jarrett you'll be wanting to get away and hope for a caution for a chance to be a player in the outcome of this event. Fifty one laps to go the field now charges up in a tournament again. Jeff Gordon in front of race leader. Dale Jarrett it'll be Dale Jarrett. Show the way into turn one trying to put Jeff Gordon a lap down Kurt. Busch now is negotiating. The slower traffic first car would be robby. Gordon is Johnny. Als Turns to three wide. Make it four wide as they head. Down the back straightaway. Some lapped cars Jeff. Gordon is in their Dale. Jarrett has gotten around. Gordon put in lockdown again new race leader outside line once again Bush making it work in the highway and he just powers around everybody to take the lead very nearly comes in contact with a lap car of Johnny Benson as Iran inches. Apart at the START FINISH LINE. Dale Jarrett Tucked right underneath the rear spoiler of Bush. Turn one but there are just too many cars in turn one Kurt Busch. Your leader has to check up because he would have collected. Robby Gordon the Latte machine of Robby Gordon. That gives the LEAD BACK TO JAIL. Clean rundown jared able to slide up the banking. Just a little bit right in front of Kurt Busch so they run one at two right together down on the bottom of the race track here comes ricky rudd down. He'll try to challenge. Kurt Busch Ricky. Rudd coming to life here in the late stages of the race up to the third position. He works the inside of the race. Track to challenge for the spot coming back to the start finish line and they are starting to get physically or the closing stages of this race. Dale Jarrett meanwhile with heavy traffic in front of him the intensity levels starts to kick up here at the California speedway. It'll be jared in the top spot. Kurt Busch is in second rusty. Wallace is hot on his tail. Ricky Rudd is also back and push for the second place. Ricky Rudd down on the inside. Kurt Busch run on the outside once again right in front of them. That lab machine Robby Gordon. But for the moment it's Ricky Rudd Half Corwin Haeck back to the outside Bush riding that outside lane where he has been for most of the afternoon. But it's not gonNA work this time. Ricky Rudd Digging Hard Down Low. He will take the spot away from Bush at the start. Finish line now. Here comes rusty. Wallace got Dave Blaney and hot pursuit into one relish. Wallace is chasing day. Blaine now chasing Kurt Busch Ricky. Rudd showing some great strength during the latter stages of this race even chased down his teammate. Dale Jarrett the single file headed to turn tail just got one lap vehicle between himself and a bunch of clean air as they race into turn number three about five car links back his ricky rudd five factor head. Rusty Wallace propagates racing teammate's taking spots one and two here with just forty seven laps to go Dale Jarrett showing the way. Try to get away from Ricky Rug. But Ricky not letting him get too far away and they both have to worry about. Kurt. Busch is closing in from third. Dale Jarrett leads the field into turn one second spot. Ricky Rudd only about three to four car legs off his rear deck. Kurt Busch there. In the Third Position Must Wallace David Lee stooling for the fourth spot off of lady will work down on the bottom of the race track input Wallace on the outside. They're still side by side. Is They. Raise doubt four position in deter number. Three it's still Dale Care Rookie. Kurt Busch Rusty Wallace by amount of corn. Ladies Kurt Busch's lead eighty nine laps. This afternoon at California but right now he is not where he wants to be third and looking up at the Robert Gates racing teammates Dale Jarrett and Ricky Rudd Rut is on the hunt. He is on the back bumper of his teammate. And want deal. Jared would like to pull away but cannot do it as ricky rudd now closest into within half a car length both drivers keeping it down to the bottom through. Thurs wanted to have to deal with a laptop. Johnny approach turned three Ricky Rudd. Methodically worked his way to the front and now is just one car length back of being the race leader Johnny Benson still the lap. Car for Dale Jared. Jared can run high and Rudman down the bottom. What gets the opening on the side of the racetrack? Kenny pulled alongside his teammate. A challenge the top spot. Not this time you'll fall back in line behind Dale Jarrett because he looks back and sees Kurt Busch. He's close to within three car links. They're still following the lapped car back to turn one three four up at the Front Jarrett Rudd and Kurt Busch. They're all behind the latte machine of Johnny Benson. Who's running on a pace with the leaders? Jared we'll look to the outside of still not close enough to pull off. They'll run single. File down the back straightaway right behind the Johnny Benson machine as Dale. Jarrett still can't dispose of him. Ricky once again down on the bottom of the racetrack to stick offender inside of Jerry. He might get out of Ford. They Blaney Rusty Wallace. Jimmy Johnson Mark Martin all running at a second group of cars fourth fifth sixth and seventh of their about a second and a half or two seconds behind that lead draft the lead pair down. Dale Jarrett and Ricky Rudd wrote once again knows detail into one. Ricky Rudd got a pretty good entrance going into the quarter. Look briefly to the inside. Now let the Halloween Ford slide up to the high outside trying to block Dale Jarrett behind Johnny. Nothing doing. But he's got a panel ricky rudd peaks to the inside. The bumper now falls back in line behind Dale Jarrett as they reach turn number three Kurt Busch now. Within about two carloads Bush will follow Ricky. Rudd ONCE AGAIN HIGH. It goes to the high side of the banking turnover forest. Team-mate looks down low for a chance to make the past all the while being defensive keeping a close eye on what Kurt Busch is going to do. Jimmy Johnson has moved up into the top five. It made the pass on the last lap getting by Rusty Wallace. Now it is four. Ford's leading the way with forty three laps to go to experience veterans up at the front showing the youngster. The way into turn one that would be Kurt. Busch first hugging it down all rookie. Running Gericault all five races factor for just like the last laugh. Ricky Rudd content run into tire. He May Dale Jarrett down the back straightaway. And then just like the last new here at once again. Backup high working Ricky Rudd. It just takes a rusty wallace. His off the pace six-place automobile slowing on the back straightaway. Problems on the Miller lite Ford for Rusty Wallace. Meanwhile at the front of the pack it continues to be Dale Jarrett. Ricky Rudd and Kurt Busch forty-two latched ago California. When you're driving. It's easy to forget who's really doing all the work you're engine. That's why top NASCAR drivers all used wicks oil filters Joe Gibbs here. Try TO LOSE THE SENSITIVE GUY. I think. Just say Wicks off because they felt her out forty five percent more dirt and last thirty percent longer. Okay thanks for your honesty weeks. The number one fielder in NASCAR. Are we still being honest here? Find a retailer near you. Visit wicks builders dot com or dial one eight hundred need wicks John Mad- here with pit crew chief rocky road. John Imagine you guys got to be pretty fast in your face. And we can't afford any distractions in the pit. Know what I mean. Have you ever been slowed down by something like athletes footage and got so bad? It took US eight minutes kitchen entire. Can we talk about it later? Boom Pumps Fred it's clinically proven to provide all relief from the severe itching and burning athletes. And it's so tough and even prevents. Okay let me try that here hold Crowbar while this field sobriety faster than ever in the pit but I really gotta go go. What was that tagline again kicked up with interacted use directed back at California speedway concern a few moments ago for Rusty Wallace. Who had run as high as fifth position? Fell off the pace momentarily on the back straightaway now appears to be back up to racing speed trying to regain some spots and get himself back in the battle. Run the California speedway this in radio. The Voice of Nascar. Blaney has caught the lead draft. He drags out of the back bumper. Now of Kurt Busch. The lead four are knows detail into one David. Blaney proving that his performance today is no fluke. He is for real. Dale Jarrett. Leads deterred one and two. Ricky would the second spot house loan. Kurt Busch David. Very close forward at back in fifth now Jimmy Johnson he can see that. Jasper Engines Ford of Dave Blaney. He'll try to make it a five car battle. Upfront down into turn three. She'll cherish by two part links. Ricky I push back another couple of Dave Lanny. Looks like Ricky? Rudd GETS RUN EVERY TIME. Dale Jarrett takes the high line and turn number four but with the come off the turn. Jarrett pools back down in front of his teammate. They now go to work on Johnny Benson trying to clear that car and gets clear sailing here for the final thirty seven laps. It's been a very exciting race so far today. Fourteen lead changes among seven drivers. So far with at caution flags fly a total of four times. Dale Jarrett leads ricky. Rudd Kurt Busch is third. Dave Blaney is fourth Jimmy Johnson v Mark. Martin is six Rusty Wallace seventh. Eighth is Bill Elliott Ninth Sterling Marlin and tenth. Is Michael Waltrip? There are thirty seven laps to go this mid race. Update is brought to you by. 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Coming down to the stripe still behind the last car of Johnny Benson Bush's moved to second rightous fallen to third now Dave blades taken fourth. Obviously Kurt Busch decided. It was time to go as he clambered over the rear bumper off Dale Jarrett. Jared able to stretch out just a little bit through turns one and two but see what kind of walk through. I get from that second single file down the backs rid of one of the cars on the outside retaining wall. Ricky Rudd runs right behind them. Dale Jarrett has pulled up right on the rear deck lid of Johnny Benson. Once again to the alcs. Kurt Busch sticks defender. Kim Jarrett the man on the move right now. Is Jimmy Johnson from out of nowhere? The lowest Chevrolet is Emma Hunt. He moves underneath. Dave Blaney takes over the number four position as leaders. Now work down the front straightaway. Johnson is on the march heaping ends pulling in now on Ricky Rudd Johnson. Just in front of Dave Blaney trying to close in on machine of Ricky Rudd in that third spot battled for the lead is still a very very good one between Dale Jarrett. A Kurt Busch to the inside. Now tucks back into line behind Dale Jarrett. Ricky Rudd still running in third place position. Jimmy Johnson is fourth and Dave Blaney renting out your top five. Dale teric had gotten by Johnny Benson. Now visit fighting back on the lab down or better and Kurt. Busch running in Second. Bush goes to the high side of the banking justice. Dale Jarrett does they try to squeeze by Johnny Benson's lap car coming back down to the start finish line. Bush looks for even more but the lab cars there in the way now. Ricky rudd closes in a three-car breakaway turned one finally deal. Jared has cleared the Latte machine of Johnny Benson. Kurt Busch cleared him as well. Ricky Rudd not so he'll try to dispose Benson as they race down. The backstretch in Bush challenged the inside of Jerry. Can't pull off the past. They're racing to turn. Who's got the stronger Ford? This time by its tail Jarrett by one car length Ricky Rudd now on the rear deck laid of Kurt Busch for that second place. Different lives taken by three different REIVER's into turn four for much of the day today here in Montana California. It's been the leader and then a long gap back to the rest of the pack. Not so here. As we hit the stretch drive of NAPA auto parts five hundred Dale Jarrett over Bush by less than two tenths of a second ricky rod equal gap back in third. Ricky Rudd carried a lot of momentum to turn one is if he wants to take a run on Kurt Busch. He'll hunt the heavily. Four to the bottom of the racetrack looks to the inside of her shows. Tricky rental to settle for Thursday cyber around Jimmy Johnson just three car lengths back now of Ricky Rudd in that fourth place that they should dale. Blaine gave Blaney now. Works inside of Johnny Benson to put him at bay. Dave Lady set-asides Jimmy Johnson. Here's a challenge for the lead. Kurt Busch dive to the inside of Dale. Charity DOES COME OFF. Turn number four and slides. What by picking up the top spot but DJ's not done yet he battles back to the outside holds off. Kurt Busch for now this racist not over there in one they do not want Kirk Bush to get into that clean air that he would experienced the lead because the previously this afternoon he has run away. So jared is fighting ricky running their Jimmy Johnson. Mix it up to to stretch. Kurt Busch down on the inside. Dale Jarrett on the outside Jimmy Johnson on the inside and Ricky Rudd on the outside the teammates. Try to help each other on the outside land but Kurt. Busch your leader by one Jimmy Johnson fighting for second four cars under a blanket for the lead at California's the fans are on their feet off. Turn Four Kurt. Busch got the lead. They will go for second. Jimmy Johnson storming to the inside of the racetrack looks down low on their side by side for the runner. Up Spot Kirk. Bush tries to pull away. But Ricky Rudd is right there. Jimmy Johnson writes at the third position. Dale Jarrett has been drop kicked back to the fourth spot. That's about three car links back to David please. Trying to make this applies car fight. Upfront Jimmy Johnson. Down on the inside of Ricky Rudd and had battled for second Johnson Chevrolet Rudd. Sport are knows and knows as they rose race into number. Three Kurt Busch by three Jimmy Johnson. A half a car likely over Ricky Rudd. Who's GonNa run on the outside? Bush has been the strong man today but Jimmy Johnson may have something for him. He has just taken over the second spot. Jimmy Johnson has. He's about five car lengths behind. Kurt Busch with twenty nine laps to go. Let's pause ten seconds for station. Identification on the motor racing network and the final twenty nine laps of the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred today at the California speedway of our radio. Here bring it until you live. Joe Born Dave Moody upstairs along with Dan Hubbard and Paul Bartholomew out of the corners. Jay Phillips Winston Kelly and Tony resume patrolling the pit lane a great race today. Sixteen lead changes among seven drivers at a seventeenth about the take shape off turn. Four Jimmy. Johnson is on the hunt. Now he pulls up the back bumper. The Kurt Busch Machine Bush for the first time this afternoon got the lead and has not been able to pull away. Johnson is all over him in one. It looks like the Chevy of Jimmy Johnson. Just may have something for the Ford of Kurt Busch. He's handling just a little bit better off. The corns Bush can pull them down the back straightaway and Ricky Rudd is third. They'll tear it in for Dave Blaney Fifth. And then you've got a bunch of Latin machines so we'll worry about these five cars that there are about equal distance apart down the back straightaway into turn number. Three Kurt Busch indicate his rubbermaid. Four DOWN ON THE MONITOR RACETRACK. Jimmy Johnson bowlers right in his tire. Track all the cars were the inside lane that swing wide off turn four up against the outside retaining wall cutting it back down. Low IN THE TRI-OVAL KURT. Busch cross the stripe about four-car lakes in front of Jimmy Johnson. Four more back there. Ricky Rudd Three Back. Dale Jarrett Dave Blaney Jimmy. Johnson was fast in practice. He was fast at happy. Hour is fast enough to get around the leader. Kurt Busch Right now. The distance remain static on Lincoln. I rub their single file down the Baxter with the lowest Chevrolet. We'll try to catch Kurt Busch in the four. This time by can't get it. Done down the back straightaway. But those two cars broken away from Ricky. Rudd by about head garlic it's a two-part battle upfront. They're trying to stretch it out. Kurt Busch try to put this field at arm's length for the third and perhaps final time this afternoon Bush. The leader Jimmy. Johnson's second ricky Rudd Dale Jarrett and Dave Blaney. Twenty six laps remaining auto parts. Five hundred eleven thousand nine hundred eighty seven patches of rubber Monte Carlo capture top sick that Allah data ten thousand. Three hundred forty five autographs folks. Remember that name. Jeff Gordon Seven Thousand. Three hundred forty one. Love tap intimidator says hello six thousand seven hundred eighty three high fives regulations. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Four thousand eight hundred. Seventy two cars passed fan. Chevy's are looking strong. Four hundred and eighty-one checkered flags banners Gordon Seventeen manufacturer's championships one team team monte-carlo the team with a winning scar in Nascar Winston Cup history. They'RE GOING TO BE JEFF DEBATE MONTE CARLO. The cars more champions depend on Chevy. We'll be there front. Two drivers trying to distance themselves from the field. Kurt Busch and Jimmie Johnson locked. Virtually bumper to bumper three turns three and four. They've opened up a one. Second lead over Ricky Rudd who rides in third from California speedway this radio the voice of Nascar Little Baby. Don't say a word if your children are between two weeks and twelve years old you can provide an excellent head. Start on his or her future. Gerber life presents the grow up. Plan a five thousand dollar life insurance program that costs less than eleven cents a day. I'm GonNa buy you a mockingbird Gerber life grow up plan as a way to protect your child is here. She grows and through the years at bills cash value at age twenty one. The plan will automatically double and protection to ten thousand dollars but the monthly premium never goes up dancing by the age of twenty eight. 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Kurt Busch the brief advantage when he rides that high outside line Jimmy. Julius troubling off turn four several cars involved. The caution flag is out because of two cars that have spun off. Turn four one of those is Dale Earnhardt. Jr. He sitting down to the inside of the race track up on the racing surface. Still another car there. Kevin Harvick appears to be the other car involved in a crash that occurred off. Turn four bringing out the caution here on lap. Two twenty after Jimmy Johnson had just taken the lead of the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred a very hard liquor. Both of those machines Kevin Harvick's card severely damaged in the nose the Dale earnhardt Jr. machine spewing steam and smoke from out from under the hood of the Budweiser Chevrolet puts this field back under caution with just thirty one laps remaining. We were just talking about the question retold. Yo the last stop. They probably could not go fifty five laps. I suppose everyone will come down. The question. Mark goes up in the clouds about Jim. Phillips just talked to check it out he was a crew chief crew chief. Jimmy Johnson Joe and he said we cannot make it. We're GONNA have to stop. They'LL ATLAN- ATLANTA. Forty four to this all goes out of the equation. See HOW WEST. Kelly's guys tech like you said is pretty much irrelevant now. We had talked to Jimmy Finning. And also Sean Parker Sean. Parker the Karchi. Timmy painting the crew chief on Kurt Busch's machine and they felt like they were going to be just shot but Jimmy Phoenix looking over at his guys and said man. We've got to try to make it got to try to go for it. All that out the window now looks like pit. Road is not going to be open because one of the car sitting at the head into pit road Or at the tail end of Pitt. Wrote in turn number from turn number four so not going to be a problem as far as fuel but the question's going to be how many guys will do I gas and go. How many guys will try to tires? And how many will go for four with only twenty one laps to go check the replay here in the booth. That appears that Kevin. Harvick checked up trying to make a hard left hand. Turn at the infants of pit road coming off. Turn four when he did. Dale Earnhardt. Jr. did not dissipate that slammed into him and spun around about three times. He is now being pulled out of the Budweiser. Chevrolet appears to be okay. Safety personnel are. They're taking care of the two involved in the crash. Dale Jr. climbing out of the car and Kevin Harvick also out of his machine next week in the NASCAR Winston Cup series moves onto the Richmond International Raceway for the running of the Pontiac excitement. Four hundred also that weekend the holidays fifty for the Nascar Busch series in. Marin radio's coverage begins on Friday afternoon with full update starting at three eastern time. We'll also have the hardest to fifty on Friday night at seven eastern time in the Pontiac. 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Guess what are is there also that we can the Nascar Busch series cars and the Nazareth speedway in Pennsylvania. The run the Nasdaq two hundred. Twelve thirty eastern is there to clean up operations continue down on the inside of tournament. Four after a very hard crash between Dale Earnhardt. Junior and Kevin Harvick. Earnhardt headed to the ambulance went there under his own power. That's the good news. But he went there very gingerly limping badly on one leg after taking a very hard hit tried to dive to the inside of Kevin Harvick Joe having watched the replay a couple of times. I think you're exactly right. There may about a problem on the GM good red Chevrolet. Harvard came off the pace intern for almost looked like he was going to try and make a left. Turn onto pit road. Unfortunately earnhardt junior tried to take on the inside they touched Harvick's left front EARNHARDT's right rear turn junior virtually head on into the outside retaining wall the Budweiser. Chevrolet is going to have to go up on the rollback to get it back to the garage area and Jim Phillips in an already been a pretty bad day for Dale Jr. Yes it had his car just would not turn well Joe they always pitted early. They make even one stop out of secrets has had a frustrating day here after winning last week at Talladega same situation for Kevin. Harvick had not run the way they had wanted to run this weekend as well so two drivers who expected to have good weekends and up on the business end of the wrecker to thirty-one complete nineteen remain in the NAPA auto parts five hundred rolling on Mark Martin. This is taking what hey race fans. This is Mark Martin. If you're at the track this weekend Fisher to stop at the Pfizer. Men's health trailer in meet superstar driver. Dennis what this isn't a rice grip take to the US. Is that you know Dennis. 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Five hundred cleanup continues on inside of turn four after a crash involving Dale earnhardt. Junior and Kevin Harvick. Kurt Busch won the race back to the line to take the caution. You leads Jimmy Johnson. Ricky Rudd Dale Jarrett and Dave Blaney fuel mileage is still a question for some of the contenders from California. Speedway this radio. The Voice of Nascar Golf Digest presents fifty proven ways to lower your score. WanNa hit the ball longer. Turn your right foot out for a better backswing. Don't sly turn your hips instead to straighten your slice practice swinging above the ball on shore which club to us take the longer club then choked down. Imagine fifty new stroke saving tips like these yours in every issue of Golf Digest. Plus Two special pull out in safe sections pocket tips and golf basics. Call now for your risk-free trial issue. If you like it you can eleven warriors us. Twelve all just nineteen ninety-seven call now and you'll also receive golf. 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Maybe he came into Donnie Rasidi. We're down here at the care. Center awaiting Kevin Harvick or Dale earnhardt. Jr. Once they come out We'll get a word and see what actually happened off. Turn four we get the update on that crash. You're causing this. Most recent caution flag here in a few moments ricky. Rudd the only driver at the end of that Part of pit road that came in and made the stop as well. So they're getting ready to get the shootout here. It'll be sixteen laps to go if we are able to get the one to go single. This time by does not appear we will. Cleanup is still underway out on the race track but this is turning into a very interesting race has once again. We see a team this time. Jimmy Johnson forego the tires in favor of the track position. It's a trade off all afternoon long more often than not the track position has proven to be the critical factor. Because once you get out in front. It's very difficult to run you down. Jimmy Johnson has got a strong RACECAR. There is no doubt about that. He was all over. Kurt Busch when the caution flag flew but is he going to be strong enough on older tires to try and hold off Kurt Busch and the remainder of that pack down the stretch art of the Gamble. That sometimes can pay off with a win. Field comes across the stripe. Here's the second wave of cars. Come into road tune into NASCAR live with Eli Gold. This Tuesday night at seven pm. Eastern on many of these are in radio stations. This WIKI. We'll take your calls and questions with Jeremy Mayfield. Be Sure to listen. Nascar live with. Eli Goal Tuesday night at seven eastern on many of these are in radio stations to pit road. Let's talk to Jimmy. Fading Real Quick Jimmy Fallon here Jimmy. How about the strategy? You've been a strong this all day long. Some guys two zero. You decided what we did to tires here at Ben Forty seven laps on these tires. For maybe two thousand better than a non. We'll just see the quickest all day long. They're going to try to real man. They're currently running in fourth. See what check it out says Gertie Jimmy Johnson. No tires track position. That important track position is so important here. You know we have A. We got shuffled back. A couple of restarts. And you see how long it takes to get back up to the front vigor. Gas and goal put Jimmy's hands and we'll see what happens. Whatever said if you had those seem like you were getting on him before that Caution came out. Yeah Jimmy's doing a great job. The race cars running really good. You know all all the support. We're getting from Hendrick motorsports novel lows employees owners. We couldn't ask for anything better. That's exactly right this Chad canals crew chief for Jimmy Johnson. Now Jimmy Johnson may be gambling right here. Joe But I think bill Elliott's trying to draw to an inside. Straight Elliott did not paid at all for tires or for fuel and as a result. He inherits the lead. Elliot takes over. The top. Spot gives us our nineteenth lead change. Here of the day will follow a few moments. Find OUT WHEN HE LASTS. Came in and what the chances are that. Elliott could pull the booger here and get out in front and pill in win this race today. Field is getting the one that goes signal. This time has come by the start. Finish line it will be a fourteen lap shootout here to finish the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred Elliott Jimmy Johnson. Second-place man Ricky Rudd is third Kurt Busch fourth and Fifth Mark Martin. Dale Jarrett has six Dave Blaney Seventh Sterling Marlin. Eighth ninth is Rusty Wallace and tenth. Is Michael Waltrip Eleventh? Is Jeff Green? Those the only cars on the lead lap. Ricky Craven has taken the tide Ford back behind. The Wall came back. Out IMPROVED HIS POSITION UP TO THIRTY seventh. But he's not going to be able to catch anybody else in the fourteen laps. Remaining you cars out that are ahead of Kevin Harvick. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. All have about a twenty twenty five laps on him so creighton. We'll go behind the wall. That'll be the end of his day. As the field motors down the back straight getting set for the restart. Bill Elliott Jimmy Johnson. Ricky Rudd Kurt Busch Mark Martin. Dale Jarrett Dave Blaney Sterling Marlin. I think Rusty Wallace may have something to say before. It's over as well. He's been strong all day but he's been back and forth in the running order. This will be a double file restart. It would be single. Father was the final ten laps. But we do have fourteen to go so the lineup. Double Wide Greg Biff oil at the head of the pack down on the inside also along there the car of Johnny Benson lined up at the laps down lane followed by Jeff Burton there Brett Bodine Steve Park leaders on the outside lane now as a safety car brings back off. Turner before getting ready for the start. And what will be a fourteen lap shootout? Bill Elliott the race leader. Hoping the fuel will last at he can go to victory. Lane Jimmy Johnson with older tires. Hoping he'll have enough left to hold off the guys behind him. Ricky Rudd Kurt Busch and Mark Barton gear. They come to the line. Getting Ready for the green flag. Green goes in the air and on the break. They'll elliot jumps out to a quick to carling fleet Jimmy Johnson along the Latte car. Great before we'll try and do away with him before he hits turn. The dodgers shelvin afford occupy the top three spots right now at the California speedway with Bill Elliott getting good restart Jimmy Johnson. Look into his outside of the right. Elbow Johnson powerfully moving. He'll take home in the league headed to Jimmy Johnson Clean Air. Bill Elliott running in second. And now Greg Pimple shoves his machine in between Jimmy Johnson at Bill Elliott. Ricky Rudd moved up into that second edition down among the racetrack Bush. Battling feel charges off. Turn four now with Jimmy Johnson. Taking the top spot. Bill Elliott continues to fall back in the pack Johnson. With the lead here it will be thirteen laps to go. Ricky Rudd the second-place man. I has to get around the car of Greg. Baffle Jimmy Johnson. We'll try to screw the way he had the Latte machine of Greg Bethel Nell bill is going to the outside of Jimmy Johnson. Trying to get another lab back in second spot by her Jimmy Johnson. Let's Greg Bill Go. And he's got Ricky Rudd right behind him. Side-by-side Kurt Busch down on the bottom and bill on the outside hurt Bush trying to get a little help from his teammate. Mark Martin Jimmy. Johnson would love to have the luxury of the LAP car. Greg Griffeth between himself and Ricky Rudd. But he's sure not going to race all afternoon to try and keep in. He comes to the start. Finish line and Ricky Rod is closing. Let's go downstairs. They caught up with Kevin Harvick. Come out of the Infield Care Center the Good News Kevin. You're all right. What happened off. Turn four we popped the left. You're tired going into turn three and is doing everything I could. David Bethel last save. I had to make the eight and we wreck. So what tire problem? Put Kevin Harvick into the wall unfortunately took out Dale Earnhardt. Jr. as well Jimmy Johnson has the top spot. But maybe not for long. Ricky Rudd is chasing him over to determine four. They've got the LAP car. Greg Griffeth. Just ahead BIFF will goes up. The banking inside lane is opened up. Here's Jimmy Johnson leading the charge off. Turn four rudd falls tire tracks for now coming into the Oval Rod looks to the inside now starts to charge to see if you can challenge for the top spot. We WON'T WORK HERE. Real Ricky Rudd makeup blue to the inside of right now. We follow the tire tracks of the leader. Jimmy Johnson look. Who's in third? Kurt Busch reeling him in a car length at a time. He comes off the cornerstone possession. It's still rising afford Johnson. Still buy one car length. He's blocking ricky. Rudd down the back straightaway. Just a little bit as he darts to the inside then back out to the outside now. Back Down onto the racetrack. That's roadway by Kurt Busch running in third lights. The fuse on the Sharpie rubbermaid Ford. He powers around the LAP car. Greg Baffle and begins to close in the lead pair. It will be ten laps to go this time. Jimmy Johnson Ricky Rod and here comes Kurt. Busch trying to get in. The hut comes stretched on Ricky Rudd. Tried to make Jimmy Johnson to the entrance of one Johnson. Shot it down. So Jimmy. Johnson is still your leader. Ricky Rudd on the high side is second hurt very close front. Three cars break away from the rest of the field. Jimmy Johnson doesn't waste any time to break the draft down the back straightaway as he darts inside once again and then back to the outside increased his lead to about seven car. Kurt first second Jimmy Johnson. Trying to give Chevrolet two wins in a row after they picked up the victory last week at the Tunnel Vegas superspeedway but a couple of Ford's breathing down his neck here in the closing laps. Nine laps to go Johnson by three-car lakes over Ricky Rotten Kurt. Busch speeds approaching two hundred miles an hour as they enter into wanted. Still Jimmy Johnson opening up a lead over the second spot of Ricky Rudd. Who soon going to have his hands full with it is still a free trade. Bill Elliott Jimmy. Johnson wants against snaking his way down the back straightaway outside inside outside keeping Ricky Rudd at bay road now has disposed a little bit of Kurt. Busch five fleet. Secondly Kurt Busch came up on the back bumper of ricky rod like he was gonna blow both and Jimmy Johnson away but catching them is one thing passing them is another Bush on the back bumper Havilland Ford but has not been able to do anything with him. Jimmy Johnson goes very low through the trial area. Try to break the draft on the two that follow at that appears to work for Jimmy. Josse does turn one a lot earlier than ricky rudd or Kurt. Busch Bush gets off to. You may try to pass ricky rudd in turn for everybody. Dies down to the inside of the race. Track this time down the back straightaway. Now back to the outside to set up the car into turn number three still single file your first five running order tail tariffs moniquet on more better. Believe Ricky Rudd is studying that rear view mirror waiting to see what Kurt? Busch is going to try to pull. He goes one way. Rut goes that way. Bush tries the other runners defensive and moves up there as well. You're the come back through the trial it will be ago. It looks like Ricky Rudd went into defensive mode. It doesn't appear that he has enough for the leader Jimmy Johnson so Kurt Busch that third spot. We'll try to get around rudd raw teaching in that near there. Still racing back to the country. Ricky Rudd will dive down to the bottom. He follows the tire tracks of Jimmy. Johnson. Kurt Busch still five car lengths back. Bill Elliott back another eight. Carl Hart Martin and Dale Jarrett. Nearly side by side for the moment. Everybody holding position counting down the laps. It'll be six to go this time as we come to the start. Finish Line Jimmy Johnson with the Lead Ricky. Rudd back there in the second spot just four tenths of a second behind another four back to Kurt. Busch in third your they come into turn one. It's still Jimmy. Johnson Lead Ricky. Rudd trying to figure out the puzzle. Kurt Busch where anybody itself in third. Bill Elliott fourth. Good fight for the fistfight. Mark Martin O. Pintails zero down one wheel the wheel off the corner. Dale Jarrett's tried the last three times around to get by mark. Martin is right up on the Rear Deck Lid of Mark Martin Board turn number three. They'll run identical lies down on the bottom of the racetrack. Now flies up high to settle down among the front four cars the races for the fifth position as they come to the line and see the signal of five laps to go. Let's follow that fifth-place battle Mark Martin trying to hold off Dale Jarrett. Jj Look at the inside as a charge and in turn they come in Detroit. One and DJ does get offender underneath four morten but so far has not off the past. Martin work in that. Middle Group now washes up four. Jerry said look down the page. Dale Jarrett nearly was close enough to state of the inside of Mark. Martin that time will have to fall back in line. They race down into another free. What's again art down on? The bottom of one group tried to pull up the Mall Side Art March. Dj Looking to make the rony outside lane but Barton will drift high at the exit of four. Hold him off for the moment at the front of the pack it continues to be Jimmy. Johnson four lapsed out for the Winston Cup series rookie Jimmy Johnson. On the point leaves the field into one. The distance remained static between the first second place machine. Put it at about four car legs but now Kurt Busch is getting serious taken. That second spot away from Ricky nearly have cautioned last time by a Steve. Grissom's machine eclipse the outside wall and he pancakes. The right side of that machine will stay green as he makes it back to hit lane by eight rookie. Kurt Busch now Kurt. Busch again is tightening up in that. Second place battles going after Ricky. Rudd is Jimmy. Johnson drives off. They come to the line and it will be three laps to go side by side for second. Kurt Busch gets the run off. Turn four pulls even with ricky run into turn one. Can't Kurt Busch Clear Ricky Rudd and is there enough time for him to catch Jimmy Johnson. They turn one still side by side. Door TO DOOR UP HIGH BUSH DOWN LOW. Shut the doors Ricky Rudd Kirk Bushland second then chases down the leader Jimmy Johnson Jimmy Johnson. Not Try to break the draft. This time by about halfway down the back straightaway. He does duck in about one car length or one group in to the inside down on the bottom. Three eight car links to distance Bush building ended two most dominant cars all afternoon. This afternoon at California are ready to face off for the final two laps in a battle for the checkered flag to to go for Jimmy Johnson as he hits the line five tenths of a second. The lead over. Kurt Busch to young gods have got to keep their cool heads now in the final stages of this race at the California speedway Jimmy Johnson work in the middle groove doing nothing dramatic here Kershaw's sliding it just ever so slightly off the corner still Jimmy into turn foods gotten back down on the bottom of the race track and then back to the outside just before it gets to turn number three equal distance between your top four competitors still eight car links Jimmy Johnson going down and turn number four now exiting the corner back to the start finish line looking for the white flag here. It is will Jimmy Johnson score his first career Winston Cup win a California native is looking good now with a five car. Lake lead over Kurt Busch final time and determine what Jimmy Johnson of alcohol in California has a lead of about six curling. Make it six and a half over Bush Bush doing everything he can tighten up to five weeks. But it's still Jimmy Johnson. The field off of turn two. Are you ready Jimmy? Are you sure you're ready? He's got one more trip down the back straightaway. Eight car like still the lead. The same as the last three laps. Jimmie Johnson deter number. Three Myers down on the white line looking through. Turn number four right on the bottom of the race. Track off corner number four here. They come to the line and only the thirteenth started his Nascar Winston Cup series career. Jimmy Johnson is going to victory lane at California he wins the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred. Kurt Busch comes home. In Second Ricky Rudd will be Third Bill Elliott and Mark Martin. Let's go you jeff. Gordon picked another weather for your stable. I'll tell you why he's awesome guys awesome driver. They'd be happy for lows and Bob Tillman. I hope you're listening. You guys had faith in him and he did. It did it. He's headed off. Victory laid the rookie. Goes Victory Lane? Jimmy Johnson scores the wind holding off some pretty heavy competition here today. And Is Dave. 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Tough back in the California speedway where Jimmy Johnson has scored the win the NAPA auto parts. Five hundred beating Kurt Busch Ricky Rudd Bill Elliott and Mark Martin will do the fulfilled rundown on a few moments rest of the top ten for now. Dale Jarrett finishes and six sterling Marlin in seventh Rusty Wallace. Eighth Nights Dave Blaney and finishing tenth was Michael Waltrip. It was the eighth different winner. So far in this two thousand two season and Dave Moody the First Win for lows sponsor a Winston Cup Carson stated involved in the sport that goes back a number of years could not have come at a better time or a better place for that team Jimmy Johnson winning in his home state the California dream comes true for Jimmy Johnson here in front of his home state crowd. We'll go to victory and hear from Jimmy Johnson and a few moments. I'm sure that will be a big party versus here from some of the drivers who finished in the top five Kelly. Kurt pushed on in a straw hat. I'll I'll tell you what it's got to be bittersweet to be disappointed for the second place run. You had an awesome car. Tell us about it. We had an awesome piece. It was just unbelievable. The amount of people that goes in to building the race car into building race team to go out there and to compete. There's so many individuals I need to mention but there's only one that counts. Let's Jack Rush. It's unbelievable what he's giving me on what he's done for this company. We all know what our job is. And what are places here and we can do it without them. It's so nice to have him here. It really just. This is for Jack. I wish we could have won this thing. We're a little short on top and we had them off the corner. We had a lot of talk in a motor but a lot of aerodynamics in his four tours. Ns rubbermaid team. We're awesome. I mean we had a lead by fifteen seconds. That's what it's all about. We're running for the championship. Tell us about that last pit. Stop to tires or no tires. Who made the call and how your car was behind cars? Purchase in front. I made the call for to Jimmy wanted to do for. We got beat by guys that just took gas. It's sad on how these tires last forever and you can't get any grip with with new tires old tires at stuff. We lost it by pit strategy because we had the best car. But that's the way it is. We finish third last week. Second this week. We're going for the win next week as good smile on his face he finishes second. That's Kurt Busch. Ricky Rudd equals his best. Finish of the two thousand two season very solid third place on this afternoon at California's with Tony Rudy. And a remarkable run for ricky reconsidering. He started thirty seventh. They started grinding up through the field all day long. And considering where you started this has to be a great finish anytime you've finished in the top five nowadays it's good. You know we can actually see the victory slip away from a little bit. Guys did a great job in a pitts. Everybody on US Thorstein. They got us in a position to win two tires. Which was right thing to do. But we came out on a racetrack and the car. Just wouldn't turn on us through tires tight so wish chance. Come back and Redo a little up. Just happy with the finished consider started so far back with about forty to go that with some of the best racing. We've seen all year to white three white action. Was that fun. Dad was a blast. I'll tell you that I usually call in on the radio when it happens day. Like that until Robert Hall drought but nothing when we have a car that runs like this and you know anytime you get up there and can mix it up like that. Have a car get. It's A. It's a blast. Ricky Retrograde finished. He started thirty seven. He'll finish third here in the NAPA auto parts three five hundred all the field of gamblers today. One of the biggest was bill. Elliott passed up the final pitstop. It got him fourth at the end of the day wants to Kelly. Well like Ricky Rudd. He started the back from thirty nine to four man. You earned your nickel today. Tell us about it bill. Well our several times I mean I started up. You know we kept plugging along and kept chipping away toward the top top. Twenty top fifteen topped hand. You know in in Rochester. We finally got a decent day over we were. We were can't take it with him. Being Layout Kasha came out out when I started out but I thought I had a flat tire drove off the one we came right in and we had to play catch out from that but you know we just elected not to come in. Are we need to track position? How about that strategy? Thirteen and a lot of guys when they didn't take on tires they had problems. You Jimmy Johnson. Didn't seem to well. You know the thing that I saw was the only gamble we had. You know we're were either going to finish sixth or seventh. We came and put on tires. You know when we got opportunity to do better so we were able to hold them up in banishment. Word that I mean. That's that's the thing that know mark and I talk about on the radio and try to figure out you know. What's the best thing to do with the car was? The Dodge car was pretty good today but still you know it's it's the guy that can get it all put together. Jimmy Johnson emigrated from thirty nine. The fourth. Bill Elliott a good run today as we speculated quite a party going on in victory. Lane Gem Phillips's there with Winter Jimmy. Johnson. He's talking about some smiles. How does it feel to win a cup race in your home? State of California. This is unbelievable to be able to do this and be competitive and Winston Cup racing is a dream of mine and I just can't believe it came true and it's just so special winner in front of the home state when in front all my friends at family. They're out in the grandstands. This incredible. Thank you California. Glad I could do it. The decision to take though tires deduct concern you. When you came in for that splash of yes. We were really loosen the start. Iran's tires got older we the car got better and better and we're going to go for two but we saw some guys earlier. Just do gas only and beat us out of the pits. Chad made the call on gas. Only and I was able to hold those guys off. Track position was a key. I just tried not letting them line up behind me. Draft down the straightaways and take the line in the corner and we're in good shape. Okay I you had Kurt Busch behind you. But then you had a veteran ricky rudd that has a whole lot more experience than you. Did you think you have the experience to hold him on Ricky? I knew it was going to be tough but Kurt. I've been wrestling with him all day long. And I thought he might be able to march through the turbulent air and get to us but he got held up with Ricky right a little bit and we're able to let lapse click down and bring this lowe's Monte Carlo to Victory Lane and Jeff. Gordon did a commercial. Can You win? Are you surprised you won this early in your career? This is unbelievable. You always hope and wish you think that you have the ability to come out here and be competitive. But you just don't know until the right situation presents itself and everybody can showcase their talents. My Hat's off to Chad Canal. I feel we're both in a similar situation for trying to prove ourselves and he's doing awesome in San with all these guys stand here in Los Uniforms. That's exactly right. He's the winner right now. Let's see if we can find Chad. Nava get findings. Jimmy Johnson is a winter here in and a big party going on down there and victory. Let's hear from the fifth place. Finisher Martin Mark. Martin had a great run. Today he He played the fuel card in it. It turned payoff off his advantage of played the fuel mileage card and track like this. That's almost as good as being fast. Well we had A. We had a good car today in a good and I'm real proud of all all the team They did a great job. We've got a great finish for what we had We you know we still got a little bit of work to do to get up. There contend to win but we'll take those top five figure it out. This is starting to look like it might be a good chance of the championship team. Here you keep hanging around having a victory yet but like you said these top fives. You feel like this could be a championship team. Well it could be but we gotta get running a little bit better yet in quit. Having bad luck we gotta have good luck and run better to be contender today. They get the good luck. They play the fuel mileage card and finished fifth year this afternoon. A good run this afternoon from Ahrq Barton. Run down the top five again Jimmy Johnson. Kurt Busch Ricky Rudd. Bill Elliott and mark. Martin. It's all over today at the NAPA five hundred California. Every day millions of people in the United States wake up to billions of allergens introducing new clarinex brand desma ratty athletes one. Tiny blue pill. 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Eight hundred two four or five eleven. Seventy seven back at California speedway where Jimmy Johnson has picked up the first NASCAR Winston Cup. Victory his career. He takes the win this afternoon. Over Kurt Busch and Ricky. Rudd the top three. Let's check the rest of the fulfilled. Run down all right. It's Jimmy Johnson. Winning Kurt Busch finishes in Second. Ricky Rudd was third. Bill Elliott fourth and Mark Martin V. Dale Jarrett finishes in six today with sterling Marlin seventh Rusty Wallace Eighth. Dave Blaney Ninth and Michael Waltrip finishes in tenth. Jeff Green came into the eleventh place. Finish Twelfth Robby Gordon Thirteenth. Greg Vissel Fourteenth Ryan Newman and fifteenth was Johnny Benson Finishing Sixteenth. Jeff Gordon Seventeenth was kyle. Petty Eighteenth Ward Burton Nineteenth Jeff Burden and twenty S. Today Matt Kenseth Terry Labonte Home Twenty First Twenty second with Steve Park Brett Bodine twenty-third twenty-fourth to John Andretti. Twenty-fifth Joe Nemechek Jerry. Naidoo was twenty six. Twenty seven to Jimmy Spencer. Casey Atwood twenty-eight Tony Stewart Twenty ninth and Bobby Hamilton Thirtieth thirty-first was Mike Skinner. Rick Mass. Thirty seconds Steve. Grissom thirty third. Thirty fourth to Bobby Labonte Kevin Harvick. Thirty fifth thirty six. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. Ricky Craven was thirty seven. Thirty eight Jeremy Mayfield thirty. Nine Elliott Sadler fortieth strickland forty. I Stacy Compton Shawna Robinson forty second and Kenny schrader. Forty Third Resell Twenty. Lead changes among eight drivers. Today caution. Flags waved five times throughout the course of this event championship. Point standings unofficially sterling. Marlin's lead is now one hundred forty three over Kurt. Busch who jumped from fourth to second in the championship. Point Standings Matt Kenseth loses spot falls to third rusty wallace falls to fourth and Jimmy. Johnson gains a position with the win. He's Now v the championship. Point standings biggest loser today. Dale EARNHARDT Jr. who dropped four positions from fifth down to the ninth position. It's time now for Dave Moody Amita. Select the winner of the rapist. Break of the race award will award five hundred dollars to the motor racing outreach children's ministries from revest. It's breaks in the name of the driver who received the best break in today's race. We think I'm going to have to give a call to bill Elliott. They skip the final pitstop. Had Not really been a factor for the win or even the top five until then gambled that they could go the distance on fuel gamble that they could stay up there on older tires and it paid off for them. Got The top five finish. They come home fourth today. I'll go along with you so bill. Eliot is the man. Rebecca's breaks the official breaks of NASCAR awards. Five hundred dollars in the name of Bill Elliott to the motor racing outreach children's ministries very exciting weekend of racing. We saw a little bit of everything is you'd think of as as weather is concerned throughout the course of this weekend racing as well a super race on Saturday Scott. Riggs picked up his second career win in the Nascar Busch series wanting the auto club. Three hundred and here today first time win for rookie. Jimmy Johnson in front of his family and friends in California. Had a little bit of everything. Today did Jimmy Johnson. Flawless strategy had perfect pitstops along the way most important of all a fast race car driver. The dared to put it where it needed to be a solid day all along for the homes. Lowe's home improvement folks. You heard on our broadcast today. Dan Hubbard and Paul Solomon. Who stayed busy out on the corners? Jim Phillips Winston Kelly and Tony Resisting. Who patrolled the pit road force? Our broadcast engineer for today's show. Bill McLean our satellite engineer. Mike Weaver production assistants David Brandt Chris. Cheesecake durocher. 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1998 Exide Batteries Select 400

Classic Races

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1998 Exide Batteries Select 400

"This is Marin classic races. Presented by Sonoko the official fuel of NASCAR. And also brought to you by Hercules tires right on our strength. Celebrating fifty years of NASCAR racing. We are the motor racing network tonight. The NASCAR Winston Cup series is at the Richmond international raceway for the Exide. Nascar batteries four hundred the series. I visit this season to the Virginia three quarter mile back in June produced some big headlines and heated tempers outside this time and turn number one goes Jeff Gordon down to the inside rusty Wallace advantage. Gordon? Travel court spins specs contact Jeff Gordon hits the wall hard NASCAR is going to stop the field here in the front straightaway. The red flag comes out, and they will clean up that racetrack over there and this race will conclude under green flag conditions Jarrett. Now proof Kerry, it'll Bonnie goes out front all of the main players in the June drama, Gordon in Wallis, Jared and the body your back and ready for another showdown at sundown in the twenty fifth race of the season from Richmond. It's the Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred next. All in radio. I says mass car today. Sponsored by goody's headache, powders pain relief Tatler the official pain reliever of NASCAR. The lights are on in a shell out product over one hundred thousands ready for what should be very exciting race as the NASCAR which then some pup series competes at Richmond international raceway for the seventy sixth time. Hello and welcome motoracing networks. Live coverage of the Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred Allen best week here along with Barney hall. The sparks did fly in June here barn. There is a pretty interesting and exciting moments in no doubt mill see more of the same tonight and probably from the same people that we saw it from there. Plus a couple more. There's a lot of stake here for some of the guys the championship. Chase allen. They can't afford to let Jeff Gordon get much further ahead because they're going to be closed out if they do unless he should have some drastic problems himself in a couple of DNA switch. The odds are that. They're not going to they're that good. But on a short track of this size and then martinsville, which become an F in a couple of weeks. Anything can. And usually does happen. Didn't see that moon last night that we're looking at. We did see a lot of torn up race cars. A lot of guys really doing a lot of banging and thrashing around here last night and the Bush race. I got a feeling we'll see the same thing tonight. And they've got double the time to do it. Four hundred laps. If you were with us last night for the NASCAR Busch series. We tore up a lot of equipment. We were looking for a full moon as what we were looking for. We did not see one last night don't expect one again tonight, but we certainly can very well have a full moon kind of race when the lights go on here at Richmond this race track. Ideally sized in shape for good competition. Plenty of side by side racing tonight. And if you put the pressure that point race on top of it, you got the makings for a great evening back at Richmond international raceway with our pre race coverage before the green flag into. Nights Exide four hundred. Let's go trackside in here. From some of the drivers. Now before they climb aboard their machines will start with a man on the bud pole. Rusty Wallace the fastest in qualifying last evening his fourth but poll award if this season rusty's got six wins here at Richmond. He's finished. I fifth and third in the last three races here, but it has been a long time since rusty is Ben to victory lane fifty three races. It was March of nineteen Ninety-seven at this very track. The last time rusty Wallace won a Winston Cup event. Jim Phillips of Newport, Tennessee is with rusty Wallace. Now walking alongside rusty Wallace. Rusty one hundred twenty five point three seven seven to bud pole your fourth of the year. But you've got more important things on your mind like a race win. Yeah. I changed trade three of those polls in for three victories doubt about that. We've got a good car here tonight, though, Jim I feel real strong of getting at first victory in a long time here tonight. It's a it's a car call Ronnie one of my favorite cars, and it it seems like I run to thing and a lot of short tracks or does good. But every time I take into Richmond. It seems like it does better. So we're in good. Shape, but Kito victory tonight for you. What's got to happen to this car to make it run the four hundred laps pushing victory? Kita reysen is handling handlings. Always the most important thing track positions very important here at Richmond s race. I'm glad him up front line. We've got a good pitch selection. So it's going to be handling and fast pitstops rusty Wallace. The butthole water fourth time this year one hundred twenty five point three seven seven miles brower in no doubt. Rusty we make some of the sparks fly that we talked about before the evening is over. Kenny Schrader will start outside the front row tonight. Kennedy seems to always qualify. Good here at Richmond. But only twice in the last ten years has he been able to finish in the top five KENNY'S year for the most part has been decent. But not spectacular. He's tenth in points with eight top ten finishes. He needs a win. How good can they run the night and Kenny win Wisden Kelly is with him by virtue of qualifying on the outside of the front row. Barney he'll ride shotgun. And he'll take home a brand new Remington shotgun for America's oldest gun makers. But what he has his sights on is that victory lane your fourth here in June. Is it the same? Car and same setup real close team setup. I mean almost identical different car. Good low race car though and skull Chevrolet been good. We unloaded having made changes. So we're looking improve from from June. Always a lot of long runs here. But the propensity at the end of the race to have some short runs. Did you set it up for long run short runs or or either one with make that most of that change in width tires when we come into pits? Ask Ken Schrader. He'll roll the SCO Chevrolet off second this afternoon fifth second fifth and second that is Jeff Burton's record in the last four races on the NASCAR Winston Cup tour here Richmond. He's been seventh or better in four of the last five races Burton his lineup. Third on the grid tonight seeking his second win of the ninety eight season Marty Schneider of Charlotte North Carolina's with him. Well, we're hoping to be with Alan. How about that? Jeff Burton getting away from us here in the crowd amongst the people here at Richmond. Jeff Burton qualified third tonight. Hopefully, we'll get to work from him in a moment. Right now down trackside the drivers making their way to their cars. So we'll take a break come back here from Jeff Burton and some of the other front runners in the race in just a moment. Restrict to the road home fill up with soon. Open 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're pulling up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being at the track on race day. This will be a four-pack. Thanks. They've already topped it up with Sonoko may I service complete secondhand Fano fuel and he's doubted away from trust enough to be the fuel that keeps you going capture. The essence of racing and Philip with the official fuel of NASCAR. Citywide to countryside. Whatever you drive wherever you go. Hercules tires has the value selection and industry leading warranty to get you there. No matter where the road takes you. Deal more. Visit Hercules tire dot com. Berkeley's tires dried on our strength. Back at the Richmond international raceway, the crowd filing to their seats. At a huge crowd is here gathered around this three quarter mile stadium for auto racing. The lights are on the sun setting over the western sky and in just a few minutes. They'll get the command to fire engines and get tonight's Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred underway. This broadcast brought to you under exclusive radio rights granted by the Richmond international raceway to MR in radio solely for the private noncommercial. Use of our listening audience any publication reproduction or other use of description and accounts of this race without the express written consent of em are in radio is prohibited. We've got a lot of guys Allen that still look if that I win in one thousand nine hundred a lot of pressure on them with the season winding down rusty Wallace. Of course, we talked about fifty three racists as rusty's into victory lane. Trader could use a victory Ernie Irvine Sterling Marlin hasn't won this year. Neither has ward Burton Ricky Rudd Kyle petty Geoff Bodine all potential winners. And every time they go out there and another race goes by without getting the victory lane. The pressure gets. A little bit bigger. It is winding down this season is very rapidly nine races to go including tonight's event and the chances for victory for some drivers. You know, some teams just have a better chance for victory on a short track. Only a couple of them left here. This race tonight in martinsville in a couple of weeks and their chances to win particularly for some of those teams winding down feeling that pressure tonight. Let's go back down trackside right now, Marnie Snyder. Jeff Burton carries them a minimum of four straight top five finishes here to Richmond and starts third and attract has been very good to you. But you've never been to victory lane tonight be the night. Jeff. Well, we hope so they actually had four was really good and practices afternoon. But as we saw last night, the racetrack changes a great deal, and hopefully we've made the right adjustments last night was pretty confusing. So hope we're not equally confused the night. He refers to last night. They started twenty-second finished second the NASCAR Busch series race the health. No longer a question for Jeff Burton. He feels fine. They expect a good run tonight. He'll start third. Jeff Gordon will start fifth in tonight's race. He's won six of the last seven events on the Winston Cup tour. Leads the championship standings by one hundred ninety nine points over Mark Martin has nine top tens in eleven career starts here at Richmond. Obviously a good track for him with the June race was not he and rusty Wallace tangling racing for the lead. Gordon, finished thirty seventh. His thoughts tonight with nine races to go in the season. Let's go down to Jim Phillips. We're just talking about that sees already won ten races. Rispens but a good track for you last time. It was at great thirty seventh place finish you in rusty Wallace tangled, but how's it car tonight and seeking at eleven twin it's so hard to tell here 'cause you practice during the day and you race at night and everything changes, you know. So I'm sure we're going to be battling with it all night long. And just try to you know, be in the same position as who were the last time here we had a good shot at winning this race. But we well more importantly, we had a good top five car. And that's what we need to do here. Tonight. You seem to hang around the top five not pushed the button until you have to. It's just the way Jeff Gordon been doing it this year, and it's been paying off a new strategy for just the only one only one we got, you know. I mean, the car just hasn't been you know, as fast as we'd like it to be on some the longer runs earlier in the race. It just seems like, you know, we keep working on it. And it keeps getting better and better today goes on. And of course, you know, rare and ham and those Rambo wars when they put two or four tires on this thing, I tried to take it to the front and lately, it's been working. It really has. Go all the way back to David Pearson. Darrell Waltrip lot of guys they wait till the end to put the best foot forward. And that's the way Jeff Gordon's been doing of elite Dale Jarrett will start from seventh position tonight Richards been a good track for Dale over the years. He had one get away from him who here in June due to some unusual circumstances toward the end the race that we talked about a moment ago. He did win this race last September Dale seems to have a good feel for this race track. And he certainly has the patience that takes to win and a place like Richmond Winston Kelly's with him and final last minute preparations is getting buckled in getting the radio all hooked up. They got hashed you. I feel like this place owes you one after June. I don't know that just can say that about anything. But certainly we thought we had a race one there, but just didn't work out force. And hopefully, we can have some long green flags tonight. I think we've got a good car in long runs. If it comes down to that type of situation again, we're probably not the best car for ten or fifteen lap. Sprint had a farce last year. A second earlier this year is the setup pretty much still the same IRS the track. Chains very much track. Hasn't changed much? We hope you had hadn't any way because our setup hasn't changed. Very little. It's gotten a little bit slicker because they didn't reseal at this time. But I think we've made the right adjustments for that. And hopefully, we can be pretty good tonight. Say Hello to James Luder back in Charlotte. Who's in the hospital, an employer Robert Gates race for many many years and somebody that everybody in the sport knows in James. We're thinking about you get well soon James a very special, man. He's the machinists of the year for ten years here on the NASCAR Winston Cup tour Deo Jared very optimistic about his chances tonight. He rose off seven Terry. The body was the one who edge tail Charrette for the wind back at the June race here Terry, unfortunately since that victory has had only one top ten finish in the eleven racists from that point to now. And he's got his work cut out for him tonight. Starting back in thirty fifth position. Let's see if he thinks he can get up the front and knock wheels with him for the victory mardi Snyder's with Terry. Now, and he's got the same car. He won with here in June. He's hoping that'll carry him to victory lane. Again, Terry, it's been a struggle since you one here in June. But have you been good enough this week? To make it two straight here at Richmond. Well, I don't know. We've we've been pretty decent. But we haven't really been quite as good as we need to be. And you know, didn't qualify that will. So we got to work cut out for us. That's for sure. Long way to go from thirty fifth, but we talked earlier in the week. And he said it's tough deal here because you practice during the day. And you think your car's probably better nines that still the case. Well, I think you know, we weren't bad during the day today. And I, you know, so I don't know hope it's better tonight than it was in the daytime a lot of patients for Terry. If there's one thing playing in his favor. He started twenty four th here in one race here Richmond. So this is nothing new to tear live on east come from deep in the pack to win here. Richmond. He'll start thirty fifth tonight. That's Terry Labonte one thing terrorist. Gotta worry about not having someone like rusty Wallace. Get out front and lap him in the early going Terry's could have to hustle that car, right? From the drop of the green flag. Springtime, he's yard work and lots of it. So when it's time to replace the battery and you're riding lawnmower or tractor lent. O'reilly auto parts health, the professional parts, people will help you. Find just the right superstar lawn and garden battery to make sure you're more starts over and over again O Reilly auto parts, better parts, better prices every day. Bartz? M our radio presents none. Nass gar. Winston Cup series. Tonight. The Exide NASCAR select batteries. Under sponsored by Ray. Best breaks the best and breaks the official breaks of NASCAR. By Coca Cola. The official softdrink of NASCAR fans by Sears diehard. America's most-trusted batteries sponsoring the diehard race fan by seventy six products makers of the official fuel of NASCAR. 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Kevin the page starts thirty eight thirty seven position. Jeremy Mayfield thirty six. We'll be kitty Irwin, Terry. Labonte starts thirty fifth thirty four starter. Dale Earnhardt, thirty third Brett Bonein thirty-second. We'll be Johnny Benson. Michael Waltrip starch thirty. First Ernie urban will go from thirty. It's spot with Dennis Setzer in two thousand nine twenty eighth. You'll be Jeff green. Rick mast will start twenty seven twenty six to Mike Skinner with Ricky Rudd rolling twenty-fifth. Steve Grissom will start twenty-fourth Chad little twenty. Twenty-second Dave Marcus in two thousand I will be Bill Elliott and just about in the middle of the field and twentieth. Bought will be Robert Pressley. Jerry Naidoo starts nineteenth. Eighteenth order will be Todd boat on Ted musk grave will be seventeenth. Starting sixteenth. Jimmy, spencer. Ward Burton will be the sixteenth starter. Like that the fifteenth starting fourteenth is Wally Dolon back. Kenny Wallace starch thirteenth Mark Martin goes from twelve position and eleventh is Kyle petty. Bobby the body starts tenth tonight with John Andretti. Ninth grade qualifying run for Derek cope who starts in the eighth position. Dale Jarrett will roll from seven six starter Bobby Hamilton with Jeff Gordon going from fifth position, Sterling Marlin. We'll start in number four the number four position with Jeff Burton starting third tonight the front row outside Ken Schrader in his Chevrolet and the bud. Pole winner rusty Wallace in the Miller lite Ford. Rusty trying for fifteen thousand two hundred extra dollars. That's the Seventy-six challenge. Available to to him if he can win this four hundred lap of it. One of the great things about night racing. The pace laps when the flashbulbs just explode. The grandstand at dusk. Really a spectacular sight to see. And now is the field comes to the stripe. They get the signal in one more lap. We'll go racing one more lap. And they will cut them loose here. Richmond under the lights really enjoy coming this racetrack. It is three quarters of a mile around it as we told you a moment ago and just some really good hard nose racing at this particular speedway as they work down in one and two. Let's take a swing around it. Meet the other member of broadcast team who'll be covering the action over in three and four from Hampton Virginia. Joe more. Thanks Barney could evening everyone. It's another beautiful night here in Virginia located at the end of the back straightaway. Watching these cars as they make their way. Now through turns one and two fourteen degrees of backing they're the groove goes about midway up the race track. But comes right up against the outside retaining wall. What's the cars exit turned to hit the back straight away? That's where the scramble begins. We'll probably see plenty of action here tonight. Like we did last night during the NASCAR Busch series race. It's usually a drag race down the back straightaway. Squeeze our way back into turn three. He covered all the action on the back straightaway. Here this evening gave another. Slap to get the field in proper formation. So we'll be one more time around before the green flag in tonight's race. Couple of updates Jimmy Spencer crashed in the final practice session this afternoon. Literally the final moment of the final practice. The team. Winston group had to pull out a backup car. He has dropped to the end of the field from the sixteenth starting spot. He had qualified it on Friday. Also Dennis Setzer was involved in a crash during this morning's practice session late this morning about noontime. He has gone toward the back of the field as well in a backup machine for the first plus group. So those two drivers have taken up their spots for the start now. And we're about two thirds of a lap away. From the green flag Spencer starting at the Taylor in the field. Did the same thing last night of the Bush raised it didn't take him too long at work his way to the front of the field and get up here and challenge for the lead integrate Porsche that race. Let's see what he can do here tonight as they're about a half a lap away from going green, those flashbulbs at Allen talked about still popping all around the speedways. I take pictures of the field. Getting ready to go green four hundred circuits around the Richmond international raceway. And we're going to see a good one pace car takes him over to turn number three on the front row. Rusty Wallace Ken Schrader back in row two. Jeff Burton and Sterling Marlin, Jeff, Gordon and Bobby Hamilton sit in row three Dale Jarrett, and Derek cope, John and ready and Bobby body makeup your top ten pace car behind the pit wall. They are down to the line. Green flag goes in the air. And we are underway racing to turn of a one. Rusty wallace. Gets a good start will pull out single file as they get to the corner scramble is going to be for second place as they go off turn to trader lift a little bit high tournament to it opened the inside for Jeff Burton to challenge him there while rusty Wallace drives away. So they're racing from second on. Burton v Burton down low Schrader up top as they come off. For for the first time Schroeder by half a length at the line as rusty Wallace has about a seven car link leads still door to door Bertin Schrader back to one hawks the end sideline coming back into the corner again while Ken Schrader rides. The high line off turned over to their side by side while further back John Andretti. Mix a bid for the spot. One of the most critical parts of any race on a short track. Is those first ten or fifteen laps. Can't let the peel sort out. Don't get too impatient. In the early going there back in turn one. And rusty Wallace continues to lead by six or seven Carling's that scramble for second. It's about as good as it gets jail. Burt gets the advantage of that scramble this time quarter a little bit faster than Slater. But Traer bulls. Traer bulls raiders still hanging up on the high side of the race track. Is they come off the corner Schrader by happen os. Is they come to the stripe. Still Burton tucked up to his inside and Sterling Marlin lying in wait to see which lane opens up. I'd buy side for the second spot as rusty Wallace drives away and problems Ricky Rudd he slows at has dropped to the rear of the field for second. Again, it's Reiter. Jeff Berg there side by side. And currently has about to put four laps on a speedway rusty leads. At scrambled for second has freighter on the outside Burton down on the inside back in fourth place, right now, a Sterling Marlin still hanging onto fifth is Jeff Gordon. He just take everything in kind of winning that battle for second place to sort itself out there off turn to sort itself out of Ventura eight, but no continually side-by-side Chevrolet, Ford, Burke Swedes. So the trigger. They touch ever so slightly coming off turn four. As Burton continues to press down the bottom and Schrader continues to hang tough on the outside back to one this time Schrader noses out in front. Freighter uses the high side finally pulls out in front of Jeff Burton at Burton immediately. Sees it other challenge, here's Jeff Gordon. Out of the race. Now for that second placed battle, I don't know if he does or not as long as they're running single file Joe he was content to get up there. And maybe make a charge if they continue to ride door to door. He's using a little patience waiting to see if something happens, they're they're off to one more time to save up. Once again, here's Jeff Burton looking down the inside. He'll try to make a challenge at ten traitor. Betrays Bates deter number three greater hangs on a second for Ricky Rudd has come to pit road. Very slowly. Let's get an update on what's wrong with the tide machine. Rather with a bright? On the floor behind the wall. The clues to get out there and helping stop it. He could bring it behind the wall, and they're going to work on it. Bad break for Ricky Rudd who just seven laps into the event goes back behind the wall in this Exide four hundred here comes the leader rusty Wallace to the stripe. He's got about ten twelve car. Links on Ken Schrader their single file now second third and fourth straighter. Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon challenge for the fifth position Alice. John Andretti goes after sterling Barnow tournament to Andretti's planet. Well on the inside of the racetrack put Marlin slugger in the end of the back right away, their dead even going into three a surprise some of those cars running so well in the downside ru watched raiders stay up their door to door in the Highline. Usually at groove doesn't come in until they get a lot of rubber in the racetrack. Although they had a race year last night. We've practiced most of the afternoon you still don't see them racing. This hard door to door through the corners outside Joe, but the cars are working in. Both moves certainly are both. Visit a racetrack is well second battle. Over your birth again. Chase down freedom peaks underneath straighter off turn four has to slide up in line behind him. Let's drop back now contact between John Andretti and Sterling Marlin is they raced for that position is let something dangling from the back of the P cars, he leaves too. But it's made him up a helped up that is to move up to the fifth position. But that away from Sterling Marlin last time. Jeep fennel back of Pontiac put bell, John ready. Just for the moment ride. Single file still taking your look at that battle for second place down and turn to one. This time Burton goes all the way down to the end side. Bay grabbed the spot away off turn to Vert finally is going to get the spot Ken Schrader user, the end sidelining pulls up to take the second spot. Schrader falls back in third. Champ behind Gordon by about five car. Links is John Andretti and fift-. He's got three or four car lengths to Bobby Hamilton and six there are seven cars group tightly together, they're Hamilton, Sterling Marlin Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin and others at the front as a come back. Oh, turn number two and hit this back right away. All the while rusty Wallace to fitness to pull away from now the second place Dan fan rusty just put thirteen laps on the school board here at Richmond. Back at Richmond. John Andretti continues unencumbered by his problem but the caution waves for the first time in the race. Rick masts car just went up a huge plume of spoke. Would he came down the front stretch last time by now he's got more problems on the back straightaway? Joe looks like a little bright onto that car flames or blowing from underneath the car Frick masses. He comes down the back straightaway. Smoke is filled up the cockpit doubt they can barely see where he's going, but he is slowing down on the inside for the racetrack. Trying to make it around the pit road and can be an early evening looks like for Rick mast. He will get the car onto pit road that smoke continues to trail. No see the flames coming out right now. I think they've gone out. But it went up in a big plume of smoke and flame as it went off into tournament. One. Or we're unto caution for the first time caution comes out at lap sixteen body. Rick mast was the first driver out of the June race here with an engine failure. He got one hundred thirteen laps out of that. When only seventeen now from the Richmond international raceway, this M R N radio. He is the NBA the racing world. I assumed that Ryan baba and faith. We're all busy. And I was the next order. She goes way back when did you meet? Now, ninth grade, I was a minute ago. Just wants to be friends. No, he's the Sunday money podcast. Join Coyle Ajoy Darrow, Bod and Lord Botts is they detail what is like to live though, raising lifestyle both on and off the track. Download and subscribe as Sunday money on itunes Spotify at your favorite podcast, blood it but from nuts jammed in. Back at Richmond international raceway. I caution of the race. Rick mast with a problem coming down the front stretch putting some oil and liquid down on the speedway. He's taken the Remington car behind the wall. Let's go there. Now, too Marty Schneider or we're going to get Rick mass in a minute. We're covering pitstops right now Brett Bodine was any took a four tire. Stop to tires for Michael Waltrip when we're going to get a word with Rick mast in just a second was to Kelly their coats on think spark plug wire Lucy just pulls away in the gum out Pontiac. It's still sounds just of it's our not running on all eight cylinders. They put the heat. Shields off a check for the the spark plug wire to be off wanted to make sure they didn't lose the at of bringing back in the next time around Venice sets are also on pit road. I plus forward to break for Derrick. He had qualified eighth and started up there. And then fell all the way back to the Taylor the field. But he's still got plenty of time to make it back up watching the John Andretti car. We mentioned there were something dangling behind the machine. We've come to deduce that it might be the. Grill wire mesh from sterling marlin's car contact between the nose of sterling's machine in the back deck of Andretti's car has ripped the wire mesh that they used to cover the grill openings away from marlin's car, and it's kind of stuck on the back end of Andretti's machine. They're trying to see if that might just fall off by itself or maybe they can get another team to help them. Knock it off under the caution flag. But right now, the NASCAR officials have looked at it and said, it doesn't look like it's a problem. So they're going to allow John Andretti to stay on the race track. In be just fine. Is he continues on in the fifth position while we're under the caution flag? Art Hawkins the president chief executive officer and chairman of the Exide corporation has stepped into the booth. Of course, this the Exide NASCAR select batteries four hundred Mr. Hawkins, your company is really over the last several years become a major sponsor in NASCAR racing. 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Art Hawkins president chief executive officer and chairman of the Exide corporation here. With us enrichment tonight, we'll give update on a couple of situation. Rick mast gone back onto the speedway. Ricky Rudd has taken his car back onto the track. And John Andretti was in just a moment ago in front of him Phillips quick date update from Jim well, we talked about that wire mesh from the Sterling Marlin car. That's exactly what it was. But it costs that they we call track position break Robbie limits. You had to pit tell us why you had to pit. Yeah. We got sterling Hamilton's grill on the back bumper there hung up. And it just wouldn't come off. We try to shake guys bump into put. It wouldn't come all. So it's still early in the race. We've got a great car which to take care of it now to get back up front, but they did put four new tires on it. So that'll help them Dane subtract position on the people. They've got twenty two laughs on their tires came down pit road fifth. He is thirty nine th right now, Rick mast and Ricky Rudd if both come back from behind the wall updates there when we come back. We're back racing at Richmond. Rusty Wallace leads second spot is about to change hands off turn four Jeff Gordon jumps up into the number two position. Now sets his sights on leader rusty Wallace. Meanwhile, Ricky Rudd is running rusty real hard trying to get a lap back as their work off turn to rusty Wallace. Looks to the outside for a chance now comes up off the corner rookie rod that is making the chance move try to squeeze down the inside of the racetrack. Take both rut and Rick mast back on the racetrack. After time behind the wall. Let's get it update on both cars problems. We heard earlier that team had a brake problem. We also talked about Rick mast going down onto pit road. Did not update why let's get those reports. Now, we couldn't talk math is because the team was working feverishly on the car. A rather simple problem. The oil line fell off. That's why all the smoke and now her behind the Remington board. They have fixed. The problem now for Rick Massey's back out on the track and good for Rick who is hoping to be able to get back in the deed. He has Ricky Rudd has gotten around rusty Wallace. Now, Ricky is going to be at least a dozen laps. Her more behind having spent a lot of time behind the wall. So rusty wisely just lets him go, but I'm afraid rusty may be quicker than Ricky is go back to turn three other fast vanished. Jeff, Gordon moved by. Jeff Burton on the restart. The second physician. It is rusty Wallace leading Jeff Gordon second. Jeff Burton third Ken Schrader fourth and Bobby Hamilton v. Sterling Marlin is six Dale javard is seventh Bobby the body is eighth. Mark Martin runs ninth and tenth belongs to Todd Bodine all those cars. One single file coming off the quarter here spotted a body making a move down to the inside ruby go by Dale Jarrett. Vilely now decides he can come around the outside took the high grew up through three and four then cuts back to the inside of Dale Jarrett goes after him down and turn of a one to see can get a position on him. He gets offender underneath Dale Jarrett. They might have touched a little bit. They go off turn to they continue to battle. While we have a change for the second spot. Jet Burton goes underneath Jeff Gordon Graham the positions air back to Dale Jared. Jared Jared holds on the body trying inside and outside to get the position away. Those drivers racing for seventh and eighth. We mentioned Derek cope with some troubles on the pitstop descriptions a couple of minutes ago. He's on the lead lap in forty first position. Winston Kelly follow a please. They brought him in chains with spark plug, and he is back on all eight cylinders. Trying to stay on the tail. Leila came back down pit road right before and went green put around of Biden and build it up with deals, but each and trying to stay on the team did a good job for Derek. He was on pit road five times during that caution flag and still is up in the hunt for the moment. Good scrambled. How's that go down the back straightaway? Rusty wallace. No problem right there. But from about third place on back pretty good racing over intern three trader has the fourth position to hold off. Bobby? Fresher on and Sterling Marlin patients serious heat for the sixth spot. Dale Jarrett gets run on him off turn four looks out of the inside with Bobby the body and Mark Martin tried to follow him through drives in love with comes up high and pulls up in front of the car, Sterling Marlin would he goes high that opened inside the body? What car glances off the wall? It is Joe Teco. Vince, the wall off turn to he collects several other cars Dow crashing into another wall watered Presley Jasper engine four Turks completely around and Dale Earnhardt has tremendous damage to the white side of his car here on the back straight away. A lot of play about earnhardt's cars. He got down on the apron of the track impact. He looks like either drop some oil over there. Still burning down the apron to the speedway but Earnhardt will go on around the racetrack. Back to Joe more. Robert Pressley still sits in the middle of the race track. Trying to refile his Jasper engines car Dale Earnhardt of the Goodrich machine with flames still pork prevent machine. Joe Nemechek is able to refi his car embody, it appears that Nemechek was the first car to get out of shape. Coming up off turnover to it got turned sideways, and collected these other tube machines. Here's Earnhardt now finally climbing out of his car. Flames starting to boil out of the right foot of his machine watered Presley has dropped the window net. He's twice. The Clive out is Joe Nemechek starts driving back around looker. Raj bell benefit of a replay. We've just had to look at here. Robert Pressley got up out of the groove off turn two and bounced off the wall. And when he came back across the racetrack. He collected both Nemechek and Earnhardt hitting Nemechek first, and then Earnhardt kind of piling in between those two drivers as Nemechek and Presley's cars were Presley's left front to Nima checks right front. Kind of an V-shaped sliding down the race track. Earnhardt Kane at kind of came in the middle and got into the both cards there as he had no place to go with the track. Block continues to be heavy amount of smoke boiling from earnhardt's car is it sits at the bottom of turn three. Let's go back to Joe war, spray the fire retardant all over Earnhardt Chevrolet again. He did climb out of the car. What of a scary for a few moments because the flames? Reporting from underneath and for the front right opened car earnhardt's back over talking to the firemen. Now, they've completely ruined his car. What was left of it? Now with the fire retorted all over it. Robert pressley. Meanwhile, his car still sits in the middle of the race track. Here. A lot of damage to the front end. The whole white side is scraped up safety personnel there. Ted dick to him at again Neva. Check was able to limp away from the scene of the crash that will put us under caution for the second time this evening here at Richmond will pause ten seconds for station. Identification on 'em are in radio the voice of NASCAR racing. Well, we told you the sparks would fly and indeed they have they come out early. We are under caution for the second time at lap number. Thirty six seeing a few cars dime onto pit road. Quickly update down in Winston Kelly. Jeff green one of those in the money store. Chevrolet. He gets four tires chassis adjustment. And Seventy-six racing gasoline der Kolk nothing to lose. He was on the tail end of the land. This caution flag break for him. Right side tires only this time. And also Dennis set through on pit road four tires and Seventy-six fueled. So the stops under the caution flag for some of those running deep in the field. We'll take a break come back as we work the yellow for the second time it came out at thirty four Joni Mitchell, Robert Pressley in Dale Earnhardt, the drivers involved in the crash. Hip continuing onto the caution at Richmond. Let's go to the garage, and Marty Schneider Dale Earnhardt his fine walking along what happened? They wrecked coming off to got all up the wall in a car cO back off law thank to seventy seven, and I was getting into Riley hitting hit him when my ripe rot daily product jerked gasline lose wrote a few apartment if they just guided in eighty eighty cents lit around. I hit him just you know, it is called a fire. No big deal. We'll get it. But out here. We'll get going to get his thank. But that together eighty Eddie seven. He's referring to us. Of course, Joe Nemechek, very disappointing. Because these guys had a great run going start at thirty fourth. They'd got up to twenty second. This new car that owned heart has his baby he has been watching. This thing guiding the tow trucks, they are going to get back out at his covered in fire retardant stuff. But I they are going to get this car back out there for the hate to see that half of the daily got the team turned around and the always puts on a good show here. Can you can almost make book on he and rusty running ten or twenty or thirty laps door to door this place died four Dale in the garage early along with Robert freshly and Joni Mitchell, maybe a nominee for the he said ake award that the members of the media will vote later on in the. The evening two thousand five hundred dollars to the winner. Who suffered the hardest luck during the running over preparation for the race from goody's headache powders and tablets the official pain reliever of NASCAR forty-one laps complete cleanup continuing out intern number three where they have dumped an awful lot of oil dry. And of course, the powder from extinguishing the fire from Dale earnhardt's car. So let's set the field for you. While we have just a minute. Rusty Wallace leads. Jeff Burton is second. Jeff, Gordon is third Ken Schrader fourth and Bobby Hamilton v. Dale javard is six Bobby Labonte seventh. Mark Martin eighth. Todd Bodine running night. He's driving the Eljay racing car here tonight. Good qualifying run for them. They started eighteenth and taught his moved up well into the number nine spot right now Kyle petty rounds out the top ten Ted musk graves eleventh walling Dell and back twelve Kenny Wallace thirteenth Jerry Naidoo fourteenth. And Steve Grissom. Fifteenth sixteenth is Bill Elliott. Chad little is seventeenth Ernie urban eighteen Mike Skinner nineteenth and Kevin LePage. Twentieth. Twenty-first is Dave Marcus dick, trickles twenty-second Jeremy Mayfield twenty-third. John Andretti's back to twenty four th now with Jimmy Spencer twenty-fifth Sterling Marlin pitted. Under the yellow he's twenty six followed by Kenny Irwin, Jeff green. Derek copen? Johnny Benson back to thirtieth. Steve park. Geoff Bodine Terry the body Brett Bodine and ward Burton go back to thirty fifth with Michael Waltrip. Dennis Setzer and Darrell Waltrip the final three on the lead lap. Darrell running in thirty eighth. Rick mast some laps down in thirty ninth position. Six laps down to be specific Robert Pressley Joni Mitchell, Dale Earnhardt in the garage Ricky rod runs fifteen laps down to the forty third position. And that is your full field rundown. A sibling get an update from the garage. Maybe on Joe Nemechek car. They're trying to get it fixed and getting back in the end, the damage is pretty significant Barney on Joe you're gonna be able to get this thing back in and what happened. Well, I'm sure we'll get it back in. But it's just going to be out there too right around a few laps. Not real sure something happened. The Robert Pressley know, we had them hung up on the outside and everybody was going by then all of a sudden he bounced off the wall and he just shot right in front of me at nowhere to go. I mean pretty much kill. This car Dale got into me. You just feel sorry for this whole BellSouth team. These guys have been working really hard, and we had a head Marin card tonight here Richmond. I mean, we knew what we had to have. We've been a six year last year in this race, and we had a better car than last year. And it's just a shame. But we'll rebound. I'm okay. Just a shame wonder for these guys Richmond one of Joe's favorite racetracks. But they're going to be out of it tonight. They had the big thing is all the drivers. Hopefully are okay. We'll get a report later on rubber Presley as soon as we can. But those race cars can be repaired. We've glad all the drivers are. But it is a shame. When it seems like the nights that you have a car or the days that you have a car that they really worked on the teams busted their tail all weekend to get it really going. You feel like you're going to at least finished in the top five and in bloom, but that's short-track racing. That's racing in general when luck is not with you. It generally comes at the worst time, you know, another look at that replay in the crash party looked like Robert Pressley might have cut down a right front tire leaving turn number two. Which is what sent him into the outside wall in the first place. We will get a follow up word with Robert here in just a minute or two but Presley Joni Mitchell, and Dale Earnhardt, the three drivers involved in the crash that has left us still under the yellow flag while when we finish up tonight here in Richmond tomorrow, we will tune in the radio and listen to the NASCAR craftsman truck series says they. As for the first time at Memphis motorsports park in the Memphis, two hundred that is at twelve forty five eastern time tomorrow on the NASCAR truck network, the Memphis track a three quarter mile oval much like this. When enrichment should be a good show. And that is tomorrow at twelve forty five eastern time next weekend motoracing network at the monster mile in Dover, Delaware, beginning Friday with bud pole. Qualifying at three thirty eastern a special edition of NASCAR live Friday night at seven o'clock eastern time from Dover followed by the NASCAR Busch series MBNA two hundred next Saturday at twelve forty five in the afternoon and a week from tomorrow the NASCAR Winston Cup series on the monster mile the MBNA four hundred at eleven forty five A M eastern time. Next Sunday, we moved from there to the martinsville speedway in Virginia for the Napa auto care five hundred on Sunday, the twenty seventh and then into the month of October will visit Talladega Alabama for the Winston five hundred on the eleventh of October Daytona Beach, Florida for the rescheduled Pepsi four hundred Saturday October the seventeenth gateway international raceway in Madison Illinois for the NASCAR Busch series. Carquest three hundred that same day the seventeenth of October and will wind up the month of October in Phoenix Arizona for the route five hundred on the twenty fifth. And then the first of November finds us at Rockingham North Carolina for the AC Delco four hundred we finish up our broadcast schedule for the season with visits the homestead Florida for the NASCAR Busch series season. Enter the jiffy lube three hundred on November the fifteenth and New York City the annual NASCAR awards night that comes up Friday, December the fourth make sure you make your ticket plans to join us for some NASCAR racing as we wind up the nineteen ninety eight season as we head over these final nine races from here till early November. It's got a quick update from the garage, and Marty Schneider. Well, first of all, Robert Pressley is okay. They are going to transport him to local hospital. However, he got out of the ambulance when he came to the infield care center wincing and a little bit of pain from his right shoulder. They are not sure if it's broken they're gonna take him to the hospital for some x rays to check Robert out. He's fine. Just a little bit of pain in shoulder. They are going to take him to a local hospital while they've got the cleaner. Cleanup or completed out on the backs rich. I believe they've just been given the indication one lap and we'll go back to green flag racing with rusty Wallace setting the pace here in the early going. Don't you know rushed? He's got a little fire in his his in his eye when he came in here. He's on a mission tonight. He feels like he can win this race. He's been so good here over the years, particularly on this new three-quarter configuration that they made the racetrack to in nineteen eighty nine through now, and he's had more than his share success. He just loves this racetrack and rusty has finished I fifth and third the last three events here at Richmond. Again, fifty three races since he's been victory lane a year ago March March ninety seven at this race track. The last time rusty is one race, especially after the way they started off this season running. So well who thought he did not one yet? Green flag goes in the air rusty set sail for turn number one right behind him. Jeff Burton Jeff, Gordon as they worked into the corner. Ken Schrader, Bobby Hamilton make up the top five. They get at it off turn to. Rickie rod in the mix as well. Trying to get one of his laps down. He works for the inside of the race track. Rusty will clear him now. Once Carson rusty in second place. Jeff Burton until app car. Rick mast is between place. Jeff Burton and third place. Jeff Gordon farther back side by side for a spot Kyle petty and Ted bus grave this be for the tenth position. Now. Both drivers haven't good runs in the early going must grave behind the wheel of the Caterpillar machine. Tonight must grave the banking. He's on the high side coming up off the corner while Kyle penny takes alone line on turnover. There get even racing for spot. Tilman running real good the last four or five races. They've got that team turned around here. The last part of the season. Also, they continue to ride side by side is at work off in turn number one. But it's rusty Wallace. Who leaves from the Richmond international raceway this MR in radio. The restrict to the road. Home Phillip would soon. Open the official you'll have NASCAR Sonoko mixed. High quality performance bills for the greatest drivers in the world both on and off the track. Whether you're pulling up to the pump or experiencing the excitement being up to track on race day. This will be four, thanks. I've already topped it up with Sonoko service complete second fan of fro fuel and he's out away from trust enough to be the fuel that teach you go capture the essence of racing and Philip with the official fuel of NASCAR Sinochem. O'reilly auto parts offers over awards points in store and online earn points on everything from replacement parts the tools and accessories. 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Single file shaved for the seventh position of the last laugh Todd Bodine down the inside of drag. Dale jarrett. He referred three rate run for I in the Eljay racing teams car they are carrying sponsorship tonight from the dare county, North Carolina. Tourism folks, the folks on the Outer Banks who are one to let everybody know that they're open for business just fine despite the summer storms of earlier this year couple of other cars with different paint. Schemes tonight, always have to get used to. When you come to a night race, Jerry Naidoo with a wild looking lime green color scheme for the Cartoon Network and Bill. Elliott's got a paint scheme celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Big Mac sandwich. Their theme for the night groovy. It's all a big banner right along the pit wall. At Elliott's right now hanging right in there in his car in sixteenth spot Elliott having pretty good run here. They'd let team turn around the last seven or eight races of the season go to victory lane. But a long time since he's been there. Here's rusty across the line back into one. Jeff Burton still hangs in there and second Jeff Gordon not showing all that much muscle in the early going. Although I know there is just a matter of time. He's being very patient kind of waiting for the field sort out a little bit hard, right? Is going on a little bit further back in the field back at about fourteenth fifteenth and sixteenth position back along. There is that whole pack goes over to Joe Maurer spot. At once back at sixty benefactor, traces, come leads chant little dive for the inside of dollars back and grabs that sixteenth spot. Given the page tries to follow chat little through underneath while the DAL and back there double wide about four rows deep there. Now three wide in the middle of the corner of the racetrack. Twi the pullback now before he loses four victory looked page. Does get by. Verney urban and John Andretti. Squeeze ability inside John try to work his way back in the front of the Piel having to make that that pitstop little bit earlier in the evening by himself way. Back toward the tail end the peel these picked up maybe eight or nine spots may be a few. Moore's he continues to work his way to the front for the moment. Nobody has anything for rusty Wallace. Here's rusty pins at right to the bottom of the racetrack. Then drifts out the wall. Turn number four. Jeff Burton has lost. Maybe a couple of car links to him as they work their way back in one, and Jeff Gordon has lost a little ground also to the second place machine. They're all turn to at least Burt at by one of the lap cars. Jeff Burke made the move by Rick mast of the last last so still with one car in about seven lakes between himself and race leader rusty Wallace change for fifth spot. Bobby Hamilton by Bobby the body in deter number three. So Hamilton in the Kodak car up to the number five spot the body falls back to sixth great rates for seven eight the night. Todd Bodine feeling pressure from Dale Jarrett who wants his spot back. Mark martin. Is there also squeezes to the end side? But thought oh. I will wash the wave coming up all turned over to to they'll stay in the same position thought bowdoin seven Dale Tarrant in aid to Mark Martin and ninety day Marquette a handful about three or four laps ago. We're going to talk about that he came flying off turnover. Four had such a head of steam couple of cars in front of him. Didn't get off the corner as well as he did he really cut that car hard left and almost turned it around keep from running into the rear couple of machines. But he'd kept it in the straight loud. He's got a strong racecar beginning to work his way to the front. Also rusty continues to lead lap sixty three about to go on the scoreboard as they worked their way back to the line. Here's Kenny Schrader and Bobby Hamilton going door to door as they worked their way off in turns one and two for the fourth position. They are Bobby Hamilton gets the advantage driving in from the outside lane. You'll pick off the spot of the Detroit over two straight or settles back in behind him in the fifth physician work their way up off of turn number four. Dow which trader dropping back spot so Hamilton's picked up to positions in the last three or four laps straw back a little bit now watch a race between. Ted bus grave and Kenny Wallace for position that'd be the eleventh and twelfth spots. Kenny try to find a way around Ted often turn one side by side coming into the corner getting honest monthly aside lane. Good runoff Turk. New so halfway down the back fadeaway, they'll settle back in mind. Now, you'll strike it. Any Wallace down to the inside tries to get underneath won't be able to make the move here at the straight away. And he's going to try it again and turn over one dives real low into the corner. Stands in the throttle. Hoping that car will stick off turn to sleaze is down the side of the racetrack. Ten must brave old just to the outside the track race on but the position of the back right away. Again Wallace has to get signed booth. Loved them gentlest way and right behind them. Tip of the captain Steve Grissom who started the race back in twenty four spot. He's got the Kodiak machine up to thirteenth position now through sixty six laps. Wallace and musk graves still door to door by side off turnover to on the back straightaway. Ten plus brave gets a little bit of raucous time off turnover. Do but one straw, all the back away hill, but actually give them no sound at one of his battle. He's a lot of success here at Richmond and lows this racetrack feels pretty good about it. Every time they come here. Whether you back in the old days when he ran the Bush car was very strong at this racetrack. Neither one of those two however are giving an age they stay door to door going through one and two, but it's about to change in the backstretch at bus gray is going to get by the position getting. Third player this battle if they should be about. He's a to Steve Grissom has fallen right now about a car link behind. This race is musk. Grape continues to hold off Kenny Wallace sixty eight laps complete rusty Wallace still leads he has led every lap. So far of the exi- four hundred. At Richmond international raceway. Jeff Burton starting to real rusty Wallace in just a little bit. He's now about seven or eight car lengths behind Wallace for the lead. Rusty has led all of the I seventy five laps. They're exiting to and headed for the backstretch cleared all the lap cars at separated them since the first part of the event. And now it's about seventy Jeff Burton after race leader resting Wallin busted comes out of turn number four takes the same line as he has all night long right out against the wall rides the wall down the front straightaway. Then Pinza card the bottom of the racetrack. But Burton is coming up. He's about three and a half colleagues behind their off to closeted. Even they come off the corner. Looking back to third-place battle shaping up. His well, Bobby Hamilton, his Jeff Gordon there. He's all over his fear and Kim trader place. The player in dispense. Mark Martin is picked up to positions in the last couple of laps. He moved around Dale Jarrett to pick up the eight spot. Now, he's moved around Todd Bodine to get seven. So Mark Martin beginning to roll as we look back ahead to that race for third. Once again, Jeff, Gordon has the position nice trap behind some lap traffic Britain mast and Ricky Rudd just a handle Gordon Chevrolet. Bobby Hamilton on his bumper. In Kent traders there as well as work through three. Bobby got a good strong racecar been watching him since they put him under green earlier in the evening. He's worked traffic real good burst wrong through the corners. Got a good. Hanley racecard take it. Hi, lo were every needs to he's putting the pressure on Gordon right now out of turn to both forced to go. Hi, this time to get one of those lap cars. They'll clear Rick mast as head down the backside away now fallen behind Ricky up at turn three and Bobby Hamilton continuing do apply some pressure to Jeff Gordon dives low off the corner off turn four to the stripe Hamilton inside Gordon outside Gordon will give way and Hamilton charges through and picks up the third position squeeze. The inside to get by has to immediately go. Hi, because he's approaching the last car you rod with Gordon settles on item. Traitor newspaper you like to watch Gordon race while he's leading the thing or whether he's running second or whether it's running where he is right now out on a lot of times gas starts putting the pressure on with whatever this early in the race. Not a thing to gain one way or another you dropped back one position. So he's not going to take a chance on wrinkle in that race car doesn't need to. That's racing smart. And of course, she got to think at this point of the season with circumstances being what they are a one hundred ninety nine point lead for Gordon. He may be at the point of the year where he has to pull back the reins just a little bit with Mark having the problem last week in not being right on top of him for the championship any longer. Maybe he has to even just slide. It a little more the conservative side here with nine races to go talk with Jeff about that some yesterday we'll play a little bit of that interview later ought for you at what he has to say might surprise you a little bit. But we just might be getting to that time of the year where he has to ease off it a little bit. Billy has to start thinking about the point situation. That's for sure. But not to take anything away from Bobby Hamilton now bobby's got a good race car and Bobby work demo- there kept the heat on him as for about. Ten or twelve laps. Finally got the spot away as he works his way off turnover too. They have now put eighty two laps on the storeboard, but for rusty Wallace. Well, the Enron between himself and Jeff Burton just about what it was vary anywhere from two to three car lakes as they crossed the line work their way back into one in very shortly that situation you talked about we came on the air about guys having to really watch the rear of the car about getting lapped. It's about to happen. He's going to catch the Taylor the field over and turned three wall starting to close in on some of the laugh traffic also look at back into field. Eleven place race me talk about early fifteen twenty minutes ago that is shaped up once again Ted bus brave getting Wallace Wallace taking shots at plus grave. Grissom's blooms on getting Wallace's. Well, that's not well to Cirque eight visits and Bill Elliott Chad little and Kevin the page not far behind them. As those cars come across the start finish line and head back. Deterred one let's watch Mark Martin and Bobby the body for second. Mark tried to take six spot away Mark against the of the outside of body of the moaning number two. But the cook it all the way up to the wall. Mark falls back in the bottle the body in three of four. They what Mark has really been carrying some speed off Turner before up here. He comes through that corner about as quick as anybody out there in a couple of times, he's almost run over some guys. He's that good getting off the turn might come into his favor in the final stages of this race if he can keep it dial in he's working on Bobby in the body. One more time in the backstretch races for the six position knows detail. This time has come to the end of the back straight away. We'll bonding goes wide. Lavar Mark tries to cut down low off toured for CAD quite get alongside had to us up a little more of the racetrack that he had room for. So he had to ease in behind. Bobby now doubt in one he gets the Ron underneath invest money. Sad last ten laps or so finally squeezes. Through the inside. You'll gain the spun off turn over to Mark Martin moves up to six at a very strong race car through the corners here at Richmond. Rusty Wallace leads. Jeff Burton Bobby Hamilton his third. Jeff Gordon's fourth grader sits fifth Bob in the body is just lost that spot and Mark Martin has moved up into six place dropping Bonnie back to seventh. Todd Bodine continues to ride in eighth position Dale Jarrett's ninth and Kyle pity makeup your top ten the lead is tightening up as they work lap traffic. Now, the leaders just put Wally DAL and back a lap down. Now. Rusty Wallace works to the inside of the day, Marcus car. Jeff Burton and Bobby Hamilton now of closed in within a couple of car lengths of rusty Wallace. Worked his way through the traffic. Now, the second place car of circuses has to the inside of get by as well looks back at. Flows. It he's back in the fourth plot for the Hamilton the biggest timber Dow for Burton they wanted this race goes on Bobby Hamilton seems to get stronger the longer he stays out there. He was right on his bumper. Just a moment ago talking about Jeff Burton now the lap. Traffic comes into play falls back. Just a little bit off turn two vertex higher line off turnover to look for the outside of rusty plays dot close enough to strike back at single file a carbon said rates. The fuck move three. Todd Bodine's just taken seven spot away from Bobby the body Sobota and continues to run solidly in the top ten in the early going of the race while Jeff Burton continues to stalk rusty Wallace for the lead back in one. Vice up about my side of the racetrack needs a twice their offered. To rusting Wallace price advant, thumbs up and Burke has to come out of it and fall back in line. But he's white uphold rear jacker processing this time. He's going to try at low coming off turn tournament. The four Burton gets a Fender alongside rusty. Rusty stands on hitting returnable one. He's gonna make him work for Jeff stands on it to gets the inside groove. They almost touch going through the corner. It's rusty behalf. Carl off turn to of the racetrack Burke to the low side alternative or two. He'll settle back in behind rusty Wallace. At the second spies big pack. A half a dozen lap cars just ahead for the leaders Burton's going to have to probably try get to rusty before. They catch that traffic. If you have any running room to make a move the lead for now Burton single file behind rusty back to one sales close and even closer to the pavement fielder. Fielder author number two. They both take summer minds Burke, fix woman fairly down inside mix of to the side in Berkeley. But go round the outside. This time didn't make it work on the inside. He's got a position on him coming off the corner, and again, he'll get a Fender up to just about halfway up in the door. Stays there's go to turn over one is going to make the pass off turn to bench. Greco? He's at the tail end of the field. Burt is they're up to the outside of rusty Wallace deady with a halfway down the back right away. Burt gets spotted burnt pre firstly change the night will come at the ninety four th lap rusty Wallace from the poll, let them all to this point. Now it is Jeff Burton outed fraud of rusty Wallace. Bobby Hamilton, Jeff, Gordon and Ken Schrader. Rusty wallace. And Jeff Burton are side by side for the race lead. Ben that way for three laps. Now, they're on the backstretch five back in corner sitting behind rusty's teammate Jeremy Mayfield he's blocking the high side of the race track. That's what Burt is is just trying to keep from going down for either one of those two as they race for the lead back in turn of won- Wallis again down to the inside. Boy, that's a dandy. Bobby Hamilton is there Jeff Gordon is air something's gonna give this handled the data inside. He's trying to make the move to the inside lane goes Hamilton alongside. Jeff Burton for second rusty Wallace backup. Jerry mayfield's fighting to try and stay on the lead lap. When Burton tried to overtake him off turn four couple of laps ago. Burton's car kind of pushed up off the quarter. There was some contact between Burton and Mayfield. Maybe Jeremy didn't care for so much. There was some contact back the other way and that set up the situation we have now may feel just it's fun of Jeff Burton Burton trying to hang onto the second spot the inside of Emma's, we're Bobby Hamilton moves. Slotting to the inside. Now, he's a big bet position. They want Bobbi Hamilton's car seems to get better as the race goes on Bobby is just moved up into the number two spot. Jeff Burton drops back to third has Gordon fourth and Kenny Schrader is fifth. Still dandy battle off turn two lane. Open inside of Jerry Mayfield is all of those cars to get a charge down the most side and picked off the positions rusty loss by Harley over a fast closing Bobby Hamilton red Bodine's gonna lap down Jeremy Mayfield. Now a lap down the leader Wallace up on the back deck now. The Dennis Setzer machine reached one hundred four laps. He tries to put sets or one down into the corner. Easily doesn't coming back off turnover to Wallace plant on the inside of the racetrack. Slashes Bidegain then spot got Jeff Burton outlined to close at a Bobby Hamilton, Danny rice from Gordon on back with kits all over him. Kenny's writers had a good strong car all evening long to kitties. Been able to stay up there in the top five for the most part is they work their way back into tournament. One Jim Phillips. What are we looking at for this first round of pitstops if it stays green? Roll around one hundred twenty five thirty somethings Carter and the good on a normal nine year. Richland anything hundred is good. This is really working good last night. Bush teens that could go hundred thirty laps with to update tonight could have a card one hundred twenty five land with the accounting for the smaller difference. The Winston Cup cars want a bigger carburetor than the Bush series cars do so they'll be using a little bit more fuel. Pour that on the flyer. One thing to will come into play. If we don't get a caution soon. Also, the fact that under the two quick yellows. We had back lab sixteen and thirty four the number of teams that were back in the field pitted. So you've got drivers like Sterling Marlin and Derek cope and Johnny Benson and Terry the body on a John Andretti who all had made pitstops and they're going to be able to go another thirty laps beyond that on fuel. If a caution were to come out between when the leaders pit. And when those other drivers have to stop that could really change the complexion of the race McVay. Difference kinnear. Also made an early pitstop. So we'll see how that plays out right now. Kenny Schrader is going to do a number on Jeff Gordon down in turn number one Schrader really shoves it in their right to the bottom of the racetrack. And they're racing off turnover to that'll be for fourth orcas Boxton behind the car. Dennis setzer. Full advantage. Ken Schrader takes advantage down the inside. Down the inside and he'll pick off the spot returned three now off turn four years. Bobby Hamilton cut and low on rusty Wallace going after the race lead Hamilton to the inside. We'll go cleanly by Wallace and take over the top spot into one flashes by down the end side now washes kind of light off the quarter gives musty look at our all to settle back in line in the second spot. Good hard racing going on as we approach. The first round of green flag pitstops Marcus just brings his car on pit road. For the moment. Let's pick up at scramble again back as the lead trio goes off into turnover. One Bobby Hamilton as we told you card just seems to get better the longer they run for the moment. He has an advantage of maybe four or five feet. Rusty Wallace a van just behind has his Jeff Bernie rides along in third Burton stepping out of line. Although now in three he'll go to the high side finding second spot back burden. Runs up the outside of rusty. Wallace. Off the corner has the Fender in there as they come to the stripe draws even with him just past the start finish line. And they'll go wheel the wheel to turn one bulls up even stronger. Hi side of the racetrack. Now to come back into second position, musty Hudson at sideline what is bandage Burton at the end of the railway you'll slide around and bit off the second resist head they Marcus completes his pitstop. He'll go back onto the racetrack. So with Bobby Hamilton rusty Wallace. Jeff Burton Ken Schrader, and Jeff Gordon will make up the top five six. We'll be Mark Martin Todd Bodine seven Dale Jarrett. Eight Kyle petty ninth and Bobby the body tint Steve Grissom, runs eleventh wealth is Kenny Irwin Chad little as thirteenth Kenny Wallace fourteenth. And Ted muss grave is fifty. Kevin the peach sixteenth Bill Elliott seventeenth, Jerry NATO. Eighteenth nineteenth is John Andretti and twentieth is Sterling Marlin, Johnny Vincent's twenty-first thirty urban twenty-second. Mike Skinner twenty-third Geoff Bodine twenty four and Jimmy Spencer. Twenty-fifth terry. The body is twenty six Jeff green twenty-seventh, Derek Twenty-eight, dick, trickle twenty-ninth and ward Burton thirtieth. Darah? Walter is thirty Michael Waltrip, thirty seconds Steve park. The last driver on the lead lap in thirty third position. Dennis. Setzer is a lap down in thirty fourth. Jeremy Mayfield, thirty fifth Brett bowed. I thirty six Wally and back. Thirty seventh day Marcus is now four laps down. After the green flag. Stop in thirty eighth with Rick mast and Ricky Rudd many laps down after time behind the wall. Earlier in the event, Robert Pressley retired probably event Joni Mitchell and Dale earnhardt's teams continue to work on their cars in the garage. And that's the field lab. One hundred fifteen Ted bus grave brings his car to pit road. Also in right now as Wally Dahlan back in the Budweiser machine. That's go down to Marty Schneider has been a little bit lose. But they've had a great run. They started pretty well. I've been Tonkin there. Poured into the park on little bit looser longer. They ran have tired. Might not upfront. Bobby Hamilton has a couple of car lengths on Jeff Burton. Rusty Wallace has fallen about five Carling's back in third spot. And the lead trio with a big pack of traffic up ahead of them. They'll be closing on quickly full. I have to deal with St. Mark's Pennzoil Chevrolet. That's a car said it just ahead of Michael Walters up there. Also, dick, trickle and Darrell Waltrip leader starting closing traffic now enter for and will complete one hundred and seventeen left's Bobby Hamilton the leader will when he crosses the line, which he does. Now works his way off indeterminable one. And here comes rusty. Wallace onto pit road. Rusty will give up the spot on the racetrack. Bring his car to the attention of his pit it all the way down to return to one and that pit road speed very slow go to take him a long time to get down. There seems like almost stopped as he heads down to Jim Phillips rusty Wallace. He just radio to the crews that tessies good before tires on. And I go to work side by side tires yard, bidding Vilbert. Jay's a right side tires down this way. Around the left side. And you're the pit out for lots of Lord Wallace. Cruise around on the left side, Jetta seventy six guilders biller born confide that away and we'll be back on the racetrack at Jeff did runaways Philly. Not dial has a Jack up on the right side, Mikey. He started record L realm. Swing around the left side of the ball four tire. Stop four Jeff Barney called in Paul Dakota needed more forward. A good stopping over seventeen seconds Gandhi might Bill four fires off on the tide. Four Ricky Rudd off number Land Day or tear rolls down. Dale Jarrett in those the workflow the Whiteside. We're gonna make a track or just but on Dale terrorists car. That's win cigarettes weather goal. The white Todd tires are going on. They back up sold. The car is tight. Jerry. It's gone thought. Choirs going on your breaks to Bobby Hamilton, Ed Jeff, Gordon, White behind what one twenty with they stopped going on bail Jerry away. It's routine for Bobby Hamilton out of the left side. Gordon gets a chance you just but with track bar report cards rutta Weston Kelly was Ken shredders he rolls. Stop in one of those calls Chevrolet crew, the crews, they bark off pumps the car one. Now how pit boat. Getting four fires of gasoline on this bar and now Martin. Marty Schneider heaven the paid within a moment ago. They're having a great run. They start at thirty eight mid thick fate BIC critical. With also him have an unusual problem. The cast pedals come loose and find the bar their critical role ahead of this one little sick. Right now awaiting for Kinnear when the come in and just a few moments. Mark Martin had given up the lead. He had taken a moment ago when everybody else pitted. He has now made his pitstop that should move Todd Bodine up into the number one position. Kenny Irwin who said pitted. Earlier can stay out there while and that's the situation right now is all these stops are coming under green flag conditions. Also here comes John Andretti. And Chad little will bring his machine to the attention of his crew at left one hundred twenty three. Continue to have a cycling of pitstops under the green flag here at Richmond at lap number one hundred and twenty nine right now, Terry the body and Darrell Waltrip give up spots that were in the top ten for green flag trips to pit road. Here comes Jeff green is. Well, these drivers having stopped earlier under a caution at lap eighteen or left thirty six one of the two yellows we've had those far in the event Steve park. Also in Johnny Benson leads for the moment. Geoff Bodine is second Jimmy Spencer's third. Ward Burton is fourth. Michael Waltrip is fifth followed by Brett Bodine sixth. And then back to the cars that have been the top five for most of the race. Jeff Burton off pit road. I he seventh followed by rusty Wallace. Bobby Hamilton, Jeff, Gordon, Ken Schrader and Mark Martin got Dale Jarrett at Kevin LePage next in line. That's the way they came off pit road. But again, remember we've got a half dozen or so that are out there out of sequence with the leaders as far as their pitstops are conserved go back down to Marty Schneider. My now Kinnear within a little. Noah does with video. Oh done getting more Little Brown. One round on the track. Johnny Benson getting on the wall right now. John even later getting ready to come in Johnny Benson. We'll be on pit road in just a moment in via green flag. Stop most of the cars stopped under that. First caution flag as Alan told you but most of them stayed out there and pitted under green just a moment ago. Got some pretty good racist going on around the racetrack back in the Piel right now. Jeff, Gordon, Kant's raider Mark Martin in that pack that we're watching there along with Bobby Hamilton rusty Wallace, and Jeff Burton pretty much the same distance and interval give or take a few car links as it was before they pitted. Let's take a recap of those who lead under the exchange of pitstop says you're tracking championship points. Ken Schrader lead for lab. Mark. Martin gets five bonus points in the championship tonight. Todd Bodine led for a couple Kenny Irwin lead for lap. And now Johnny Benson out in front and it again, we'll cycle back around to Jeff Burton after the first five drivers make their pitstop Benson. Geoff Bodine, Jimmy Spencer. Ward Burton and Michael Waltrip. Are the guys that are out in front for the moment. Johnny Benson the leader goes back in her number one heads around the corner as we go to pit road. And the big loser that critics exchange. Pit work in my seventeen eighteen twenty seconds bugs. Which has a lot of fallen your help can older hither stop at twenty three point nine seconds to weight lost a lot of track position. Rob Todd all the way back to seventeenth spot in the running order for the moment. Joe Nemechek car spent some time behind the wall they have rebuilt it card on the best. They could after he got caught up in that big pile up over in the back straightaway. Earlier in the evening he is going back onto the racetrack. And as we watch him get back on the speedway. He's going to be what many out everybody else's at lap. One. Thirty six you can figure that one out to downs behind. Johnny benson. The leaders on pit road for stop tire. Johnny bench and their car with a little bit loose one round of wet into the carpet. Ghani Menton four tires. He's now down in a leg. Gives the top spot to Geoff Bodine, followed by Jimmy Spencer. Ward Burton and Michael Waltrip. Then you get back to Jeff Burton who will run fifth in the order for the moment rusty Wallace and Bobby Hamilton along with Jeff Gordon going at it pretty good for sixth. Seventh and eighth off to Bobby Hamilton to make the move on. Lusting Wallace come down the back straight away. Gort face to go wide force. That is to go wide getting around Jerry Dayton for three. So they pick up just about where they left off. Although it isn't for the lead. These three have been getting all evening long Schrader writers, not that far back there. Either Schrader should be back in about nine th position as they all work over to turn number to follow him around the racetrack. One more time handled the time to make move on rusty Wallace authors. Do he goes up to the high side of the track? Nearly his even rusty clocks the move. The turn three Amilton charging up to the top side off turnover. Four will put a Fender up alongside rusty Friday. Pull even with him down the front stretch. He's got the logger way around. But it gets even with him in one by five for the six positions. Just behind them. Jeff Thorpe, look at the scene, which lanes will open up ambled abso- the outside of this time milk, complete the fast. Get by rusting lawler's Bobby Hamilton continues to have good race car. They've done their homework. Well, remember they won at martinsville. Back in the first race up there in the season the short track race had a really good car there. And they felt like when they came here and go back to martinsville. And a couple of weeks, they'll be tough, and they're proving it tonight again this wing turn to has got to six position. Now rusty Wallace settles. He's got the seventh position. Jeff, gordon. Get trader about five parliaments back at night Burton is on pit road. He was one of the drivers that was out of sync with the leaders that leaves Geoff Bodine, Jimmy Spencer and Michael Waltrip out of the race track. Yet to visit pit road in this sequence of stops. They'll be followed. By Jeff Burton, Bobby Hamilton rusty Wallace. Jeff, Gordon, Ken Schrader, Mark Martin and Dale Jarrett. Those are the top ten drivers with a hundred forty one laps complete. Jeff Burton continues to build his lead in the middle stages of the Exide NASCAR batteries, four hundred two point three seconds. Now, he's added a full second to his advantage over the last seven or eight laps around this racetrack. It is Jeff Gordon in the runner up position with rusty Wallace about Ted Carling's behind him separated by lap car. Another lap car between Wallace and fourth place. Bobby the body and then fifth-place Kevin LePage sixth-place Bobby Hamilton that seventh-place Ken Schrader all run pretty close together with the lap car of tearing the body around them, Bobby the bodies had a good run at car seems to get better. Also as evening is going by bobby's benefactor in this thing almost since they put them under green earlier in the evening. We told you that Todd Bodine had gotten out of his race car. Let's see if we can get an update from Ardy Snyder there first of all say that Todd is okay. The just a little bit overheated. He's in the cash right now, gigging getting. An IV fluids trying to calm or cool down his body temperature. He was a little bit overheated in the race car. So decided to impeach himself from the car and put dick trickle in so taco dine. He's fine. Just getting a little bit cool down in the care center right now. Skip updates from pit row. Jeff Burton with a very strong race car at this point is well outed front. Let's see if we can get an update out of his pit cry started to coach the on the car's been caught on his laptop off of in talking to him about Jefferson running right now going to bright you guys look by some 'tatoes off. Thank it off. We've been actually we got a little bit air push that we didn't want it. It seems to be working right now. So maybe we'll we'll go down for the second half year. Wicky up a little bit changed air pushes around Battersea hick. They picked up in tonight object, proud of them. You know, Jeff doing a great town right at night. Definitely want to win. As thought batteries is a sponsor the event they made some changes early in the race. And then went back to the original setup and went back to the original air pressures, obviously is working out to their advantage as it crosses the start finish line now. And his advantage is just over about three seconds from Jeff Ford about separate himself from the rest of the Piel. That's just how good that car is for the moment. They done good pit work all night long and got him dialed in a car that has not been dialed in all that. Well, from what they normally run would be Dale Jarrett's machine. He hasn't been a factor up in the top five all evening long. I believe Jim Phillips has been down there. Jim. What are they saying? Todd is talking to his brother. Right talk and always tires strategy taught the top for four year a little bit behind on. What's boston? A little bit tight GM a graded up. Every stop beset got enough yet. Cricket up. I think so we'll make some big changes. This next victory is coming up for Jared tight in the center of the quarter all long they've been biking. The Justice lucky said but had did on his big yet. Next time. Look for major j still got plenty of time to get it done. We've got over what one hundred fifty laughs plus left one fifty five remaining in the ration- Dale Jarrett right now runs in the ninth position six and a half seconds behind leader. Jeff Burton we mentioned a couple of times. What a great run Kevin the pages having tonight. He's in the fifth position. Now, four point three seconds behind the front running car. This after starting the event back in thirty eighth spot. Believe Marty Schneider has made his way to the prime star teams bid noth- Metaxas. Run from thirty eight to fifth and believe it or not they have made absolutely no adjustments. Kevin the pages far, James, virtually Jane. Around this time. Well, so far the star towards pretty good. And it's really run run one lap since we've been here in. Fortunately, that was wall by get around by one hundred to go, let's say we tune it up Vinson what we got a little bit early. If they thought they could win this race. Even though there were thirty eight Becca we can win this race. They really believe heaven the paid a threat to win tonight. And right now, he's at threat to Bobby the bodies hold on four th position as Kevin closes in on the interstate car. Now, the body hug in the bottom lip page a little bit higher line through one and two. It's a good run this time off number two looks to the high side, but Bobby goes white up against the outside retaining wall. All good news fall back in line behind seven takes a look on the outside this time as they work their way through three and four doesn't have any running room there. And we'll tuck back in behind Bobby in the body and just trailing back in turn one a moment ago, pretty close call for Ted musk grave. He and Rick mast gut together here coming off turnover. Four both were able to keep their cars in a straight line. And but that could. A big pile couple of times a night like when Kyle petty went right between those guys down there. They've done some pretty big bullets on a couple of these crashes we've had very lucky for both of the front running cars. Jeff Burton and Jeff Gordon because they were on the high line just after the restart. Kyle was inside of them and what his car had that throttle hog. He went right between them and split them. The old perfect seven ten split. If it were bowling setup right up to the outside wall and both of them and the rest of the field for that matter got away cleanly a lot of great driving their her James inch. Kevin the pages crew chief Minson mentioned one more set of pit stops. If the race were to stay green through the conclusion of the event, we may find some pretty good pitch strategy played out there. And the winner of our first union pit strategy. Award may come from that set of stops for soon into donate five hundred dollars. Winston Cup racing wives. Auxiliary on behalf of the team of the most impressive pitch strategy in today's race for help the personal financial strategy. Visit your local first union officer, call eight hundred four one three seven eight nine eight. Jeff burton. To lead as he works his way through one and two. It's almost straightaway. Now, Joe more between himself and second-place. Jeff, Gordon, just keeps getting stronger and stronger we thought there was the race for second for while rusty Wallace closed, then some lot Jeff Lord. Without gordon. Start the pull away from Wallace in third and Wallace is falling back toward the clutches of Bobby Labonte. Kevin the page and Bobby Hamilton, those drivers running in the fourth fifth and sixth positions. Couple of lap cars door to door in front of the body, though what Steve Levada and the page from going at it. They've done that traffic to deal with the Bonnie falls on written racing was Chris there side by side in front of the body. And the bait just depends on how that lap. Traffic breaks up directly head of Bob in the body and Kevin LePage Ricky Rudd is in front of Bobby the body as they worked their way back into the corner. Steve Grissom as the other car up in a high line. Everybody slows up a little bit off turn to page. It's good run up off the corner. But again, there's a lap car sitting directly in front of him. As is the case for me body. So no one's going anywhere. Now, Kevin the page with the nose out in front of Bobby the body off the corner. But again, the double wide lap cars in front of him. Bobby going to try and follow the page around to the high side of Bobby the body, but everybody still in a big jam into the corner could go anywhere because Ricky Rudd and Steve Ray side by side. And now it starts to sort itself out bit road sleeps around goes at recipe. Probably the body dive voter Christopher back the past Bob of the body trying to protect his turf there to keep Kevin the page back. Bobby Hamilton's a factor in that. They all go back turn of one three cars get with the program as they work through over to turn to. Now in the fourth position works inside of the last traffic, Bobby Hamilton underneath them. They've got the page draft behind Steve bristle database drops out of pocket. Batik goes the inside plane to complete the pass show. Hamilton will take the fifth spot away from the page who falls back to six. Here comes Ken Schrader joining that races. Well, he and seven spot pulls up the outside of the page, but he'll find himself behind the Grissom lap machine on the high side and the race track. That is where shredder goes look page. Is it the favorite to the inside Lisa last few laughs? That's the one that's been moving. It does. Now Hamilton gets by style page goes after him Bobby Hamilton and the outside group get squeezed a little bit coming off the corner as Kevin the page gets offender underneath race evolve. Into turn one neither one gonna lift through that corner. Both cars stick, and they come off the turn side by side. This is the race for the fifth position at a side by side on the back straight away. Campbell the page underneath Bali able to there's no credit directly these two. It is the page down low slow. Lights up about a half a lane Hamilton with plenty of running room up to the top side gives Kevin enough racing room to stay door to door, and they are still wheel the wheel. Nobody with an advantage back to one to the inside of the racetrack. Twentieth. Runoff to drag race complete here at the end of the back. Straightaway knows that body, but the body rallies faculty outside late at three or two way through Thurs three and four come back down to the line. Bob in the body moves away out of that packet traffic that he was jammed up in there with Bobby Hamilton and Kevin the page just a moment ago. They settled down for the moment and two hundred sixty laps. Go up on the school board in the Exide four hundred. Jeff Burton continues to hold a pretty good lead. The Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred at Richmond. Not as good as it was before he's had to ease a little bit picking his way through some traffic. It's allow Jeff Gordon to chop about a second off the distance between the two but still one point six seconds is the differential between first and second now after two hundred and sixty eight laps running third is rusty Wallace. Bobby Hamilton for the moment is one out in the great race for fourth. And now Hamilton is caught rusty Wallace on the backstretch runoff turn to try to take that position rusty Wallace. Flawless powers back right away. It favorite rusted comes off the corner. Bobby Hamilton following thought he was going to dive in the inside for the moment. He'll just trailing back into turn one is a hit off into the corner down there. Hamilton running in fourth position for the moment. Get believe how good Jeff Burton's got that car. I tell you that team lately when they do get it, right? They are good. Remember Darlington last week where they led two hundred seventy three of three hundred sixty seven laps in the Pepsi. Southern five hundred didn't end up winning the race. But certainly had the dominant car for nearly all of the afternoon here again tonight Burton leading from lap bud while ran second basically for most of the first hundred laps of the race. Rusty Wallace led the I ninety three then he and Burton traded the lead for a little bit. Bobby Hamilton got up there and lead for wild. But ever since lapped one fifty when we finished in a cycle of pitstops. It's basically been Jeff Burton out in front. Jeff Gordon led for a couple of laps in there on a couple of occasions, but Burton has been the driver who's dominated the middle stages of this event on the other hand, we haven't talked a lot about Mark Martin and. On March benefactor up there as far as being in the top ten as a matter of fact, he is currently writing in tenth position he's had his problems here on a couple of occasions. He's looked like he was gonna move up to the front got up there and battled for what fourth fifth and sixth a few times. But that car still not getting around the racetrack. Like they wanted either. Not accustomed to what we're used to seeing from Mark Martin here in this nineteen ninety eight season to get intense spot right now third positions changed hands. Joe more Bobby Hamilton, Scott it now to complete the vast getting by rusty Wallace has started to get some real estate between himself and Walsall ready. Stretching out by couple of Carlex just beginning to spread out. Just a little bit right now into this long green that we've had here. Two hundred seventy three laps. Go up on the scoreboard and four hundred will make up the event here at Richmond the night one hundred and twenty seven laps remain in this one. They're chasing. Jeff Burton haven't talked a lot about kitties Reiter. He's had a pretty good run here tonight. And I believe Winston Kelly has been down in his pit Winston hadn't had to make a whole lot of changes to the coast. If we can ease up here and get a comment for Mandy patriot. He wants to drive or come around. He's going to try to get around Bob in the body. And he might have you slide with early all at the call right now. Pretty solid all nine of her block the pissed off about block lick like dream. You're going to have a good job again. Longer could win win wig mecca last bits off look like around ring. That's the thought for Mandy patriots team motor encroaching on his cO Chevrolet. He just one around Bob in the body and picked up another swat up to the six position. The car was just a touch tied earlier on they made a slight test. It doesn't as he said when they pitted. The last time they were behind Channing walls and had to swing or ram hitting couldn't get out and five to that cost him a number of possession against freighter. Dow up to the six position on the race track as the fourth spot changes hands. Kevin the page goes after rusty Wallace and gets that position away. So the page pick it up his spot. And now rusty may face a challenge from Ken Schrader in the next couple of laps. Let's check back on pit road. Rusty Wallace car is still loose alad. Rod in the middle of the party tried to change his light around the racetrack. Try to run a little bit higher up. All the old Gert trucks have to call it a cushion to product up just a little bit higher until the car return. But better Bobby habit for acted towards the rock. Talk to Charlie Preston past about his car right now. Johnny Gordon good right now. What quasi say about the call? It's not saying whole lot right now. He's been happy with it. All I know just sonar or anything not. Support job said up good in the long run about that last bit stop. Well, we got blocked in a little bit their card front of just we didn't get the car states. Just. Let Charlie president for Bob ahead of his lip behind on that last pit stop with his head. But he's played up a lot of ground since the last brief Legua running in third position. Now, four point eight seconds behind the leader heard a moment ago discussion of Jim Phillips talking about rusty Wallace in a little dirt track analogy, let's elaborate on that a little more this race track had a seal replied to before the June race here. And as that sealer has worn off what you get or two different sections of race track. One where the sealer is worn off in one where the sealer still is which generally tends to be the higher line or the sealer is still more present than it is right at the bottom of the speedway. And Jeff Gordon says that as that sealer continues to wear throughout the race, the track conditions change in chains and change just like if you're out there on a dirt track this sealer, you sorta wear it away down low and the group starts to move up as the race goes on. And you start to feel the car really sliding around on the bottom group. So you gotta start finding another group that works for you. Whatever you can do to to make the tires last as long as they can. And it seems like you'll see a lot of guys sort of go in low and carry the car up to the top and sort of get to the edge of that sealer words still it's between me and worn down, and and being fresh in a seems to there seems to really be some grip up there that you can find late in the race. So, you know, this is kind of like a no dirt track where you maybe one groups faster early in the race. And then you've got to start searching for your groove late in the race right now. A lot of drivers are searching higher and higher and higher on the speedway both into the racetrack. Is they looked for that place at their cars going to want to work a little bit better. Now, some of the cars working a little bit better higher. But been very impressed all evening at how. Well, they've been able to race door to door in both ends of the speedway. We've seen some good racing. Steve park is just made a pitstop. We'll go back onto the speedway. We should see most of the front runners coming in. I believe what they say about lap twenty or so there. And we're left to eighty three now so get just a little bit of time before we begin to see some of the pitstops change for position seventh and six spots. Bobby the body around rusty Wallace so kick rusty back to seventh. In fact, let's reset the field for you. Now as we close in on the three hundred clap it's Jeff Burton leading Jeff Gordon by one point four seconds. The Bobby Hamilton five point four seconds back in third. Kevin the page is not all that far behind Hamilton. At fourth Ken Schrader is fifth. Bobby the body six rusty Wallace, seventh good run for Kenny. Irwin in eighth. Ninth is Mark Martin. And Dale Jarrett his tenth John Andretti's eleventh. Mike Skinner twelfth Geoff Bodine is thirteenth. Jimmy Spencer's fourteenth earning urban fifteenth. Kenny Wallace is the final car on the lead lap in sixteen spot. Terry the bodies a lap down at seventeenth, Jeff green and eighteenth. Steve for some nineteen Chad little twentieth. Darrell Waltrip twenty-first and Jerry Naidoo twenty-second two laps down. Jeremy Mayfield in twenty-third. Michael Waltrip in twenty-fourth, Derek copen twenty-fifth Sterling Marlin in twenty-six and Ted bus grave in twenty-seven. Three laps down. Dennis Setzer in twenty eighth Brett Bodine in twenty ninth. Ward Burton and thirtieth Wally and back in thirty first and Todd Bodine's car with dick trickle now driving and thirty seconds spot. Running five laps down in thirty third is Dave Marcus Steve park in thirty fourth. Rick mast and Ricky Rudd been in the garage earlier in the event there now running thirty fifth and thirty six the number of laps down Kyle petty Bill Elliott Johnny Benson, dick, trickle and Robert Pressley out of the race Joni Mitchell and Dale Earnhardt back on the speedway. Both spending many laps behind the wall after being involved in a crash. Cash back at lap number thirty four. Let's pause ten seconds for station. Identification on 'em are in radio the voice of NASCAR racing. Rusty Wallace has been wrestling with his race car for the last several laps around. He brings it to pit road. Let's cover that stop. I had to buy good decision. It's not what they wanted to come in. They wanted to run at least two hundred but the good doing rusty. Rusty wanted. His losing to possessive is car was to lose you try to hire the right track victory goal on the right track and got away. Twenty seconds stuff for rusty Wallace's. And lead bay changed hands off turn to down the point awake, nor has caught. Jeff Burton wind up on the button looking for a way to squeeze vile the end size the up on him about three or four laps to go. And just sit there kind of looking outside and inside tried to make a move does. Again, coming off turn before. Jeff Burton will not let him get around. So for the moment just trails him back in turn of one two hundred ninety one laps or on the board. Jeff Burton, and Jeff Gordon continued race side by side for the lead Gordon has been underneath Burton a couple of times they've made some contact a couple of times. Still Burton hangs tough on the outside Burton has really had to hang that car out and make it as wide as it could a couple of times because Jeff has tried him on the outside. He's been able to get up there. He's tried him on the inside and been able to get along side this time he just has to train him off Turner before. Joe some hard nose racing between these two right now they worked their way back into turns three and four they're about to catch a whole bunch of traffic directly head. There's about four to six cars out in front of those two Burton again hose him off to get their way back into Turner one. And Jeff Gordon right now, really turning up the wick on. Jeff Burton making him us up that race car little bit. While Gordon just seems to be having fun. He is all over the back deck of Jeff Burton continuing to wrap on the back bumper while Kevin LePage, great run may have just come to an end the pages. Slow. Down the inside of the track of the back straightaway. Dropping off from the fourth position could be a problem there while the leaders continue to run for that top spot in lapped traffic now off too heavy traffic just ahead. Four cars. Some of those racing side by side scare Burton show at the way over Jeff Gordon. They start picking their way through the traffic. Now, they're gonna have to thread their way through that traffic Yvette or just kinda ride where they are until that next round bit stuff which would be coming up. Probably in the next twenty to twenty five. Let's go back into turnover. One as Kevin the pages brought his car to pit road Marty Schneider. Tire going down there looking under the underneath. In the car right now. Losing valuable time here we're actually to find a word that we're gonna make cuts but on the stop the person judgment of the night. But Kevin the Paik still sitting moving time something wrong with the right near this could be an actual problem there from looks like some of the diagnostic work. They're trying to do out on pit road. Find out shortly with the follow up rusty Wallace. After to the green flag. Stop trying to get one of a couple of laps back on the leaders. He's up underneath. Jeff Burton coming off turn four fresh rubber on that car sticking real well gets down and works his way back into tournament one at rusty flying. After he made that pitstop just a moment ago, they go over to turn to us to has that traffic deal with three cars sitting directly ahead. You'll choose the inside lane to flash by you'll pick off a spot for Kenny Wallace Jerry do while again, Jeff Gordon goes after Jeff Burton dives down low off of turn number four Burton high Gordon. Low Burton by foot at the stripe lap cars ahead of them now door to door deterrent one three hundred. Four complete lapped cars, whichever way they go will decide the situation off the corner Gordon's planted out of the side lane. Got the minimum off the core of the data Burt and the traffic is burden. They're going to have to split that traffic if they keep this door to door battle coming off the corner of the inside goes, Gordon. Jeff Burton goes right out against the wall. They worked their way back into turnover. One is Kevin the pages made the turn into the garage area. Jeff, Gordon, Jeff Burton door to door turn to just ahead. Getting want us to the outside as well. To side-by-side thoughts winding way around it takes the lead. So Gordon out in front now with Burton right behind him all over his back bumper it's a good distance back to Bobby Hamilton third. Four point two seconds, then behind Hamilton and other second half is Ken Schrader the fourth place driver. It straighter has almost two and a half seconds on Bobby the body who runs in fifth carrier with a six Mark Martin seventh. Dale Jarrett eighth. John Andretti is up to nine. Geoff Bodine rounds out the top ten at the moment. It's get an update on the Kevin LePage problem. That's put him back in the garage. Prime star team works feverishly on the rear end of the car. Kevin. What's wrong? Really hated. We had his prime star tours run it real good tonight. Really big had a chance of winning this thing. I don't know something in the rear end broker. Transmission guys did a great job a great car. It's just too bad. We didn't were at the end of show. I'm gonna put a new in gear in this part. They will get back out. But it looked like heaven the pay to get his first career top five. But that won't be the case tonight. Jeff, Gordon, est tussle the lead away from from Jeff Burton just a moment ago. Now Burton's going to try and work on it began as they all go over to turn three or through traffic a little better. That Burton is doing the stage of the race. He's got a lap carb's way the two of them, and we are close again to the point that will begin to see some of the leaders drop in for green flag stops three. Oh, nine complete now as Gordon and Burton head back return number one. Let's drop back into the pack a little bit give tip of the captain Kenny Irwin having a solid run tonight. He's in the six position right now after starting back in thirty six place. He's got plenty of company around him Mark Martin and Dale Jarrett right behind him. And they've been family for some time. As a matter of fact about fifteen laps to go. Mark March was alongside pity early by drove away for now. He's buried in traffic. Here comes Martin Jared again Jason down. He's got a little breathing room this time as it come off the corner one of the year ago when kitty had such a. Great run up here. Ran the truck. I think in ended up getting in the Cup car here brand David Blair machine, kind of his warm up to get into this Texaco Havilland four this year and started the race from the outside of the front row and had a great run finished in the eighth position. Then back in the June race here finish nine so two tries at Richmond and Winston Cup car for Kenny Irwin and two top ten finishes form if he's able to get third tonight. After starting that deep in the field, the thirty six spot really will be a credit to him. I remember I remember talking to him last year. How comfortably was running Richmond. I don't remember what racetrack and compared it to. But he said, you know, run a lot of tracks that feel a lot like Richmond, very, comfortable state way. Did have a good run. Go to pit road Guinea talks about Richmond because he likes it a lot feels like all fact day when he was driving a sprint car. They are very good. And you got mentioned that Mark Martin coastal Kenny pulled away they're better on the longer vaunt their little Lucienne right now Kinnear. These guys really think they can finish. Combine today. Mike Skinner's on pit road. Derek cope is on pit road. I believe Kenny Wallace on pit road. And this should be their final stops assuming this race would remain green. Jeremy may feel will make his final. Stop also at lap three hundred and thirteen. The leader Jeff Gordon along with Bobby Hamilton and others have been on pit road for their final stops. Lamp three nineteen is when Gordon came in because the pit lane brought to you by the McDonald's drive-thru for an update Jim Phillips at the rainbow. Warriors, get it done. They award four tires seventy six seventy point five seconds. It was contest between the Kodak Bobby cave out the high Gordon about three seconds to be Spencer should be the leader waiting on him to make his appearance on pit road here. Which would be a scheduled pitstop. Very shortly had some more stops in front of Winston Kelly can try to within nineteen point four seven seconds of good. Stop. Rose from seventy Crichton gasoline, Marty Schneider. That must grave in right now hitting Erwin came in a little while ago. They had their worst off in the night, and it was seventeen point nine seconds. These guys on the Texaco have been making great stop them in an air pressure. Just with the twin tighten up in here. When getting into the no after the cycle of stops. Jeff Gordon is just in front of Jeff Burton on the race track. Again, Jimmy Spencer's the leader. He's not made his pitstop yet dead. It's Gordon Burton second and third with rusty Wallace. Running in fourth at Bobby Hamilton v Ken Schrader is six and until Spencer stops. He's the last car on the same lap with the race leader. So Spencer across the stripe continues to hold onto the number one position in the team. Winston car this Spencer's backup machine after a crash in the final moments of happy hour having a good run with it right now the evening. Yeah. Timmy, had more than his share problems here today when the car got into the wall just about literally wiped it out. They did go to the backup car is given that machine the back of machine good ride as he crosses the line and works his way back in. To the corner. Boy he'd left see caution right now. The absolutely would right now. Here's a challenge for what will be the lead once Spencer pits. Jeff Burton under Jeff Gordon off turn four to the start finish line Burton draws even with Gordon. He has the inside line going into one Gordon tries to hang tough on the outside Chevy side by side to battle alternative or to know traffic come into play Burton as the advantages time coming down the back straightaway race awfully close coming into turn threes they come door to door through. Both is the speedway is Burton this time by just about a car length is the line the touch a little bit when they came off for my little contact there. And again, the factor that we talked about earlier lap traffic directly ahead of a flock of about five or six cars. They're both going to have to work through over intern turn three or now they run single file halfway down the back straightaway. Burton's Carly advantage over Jeff Gordon, and he spent circuiting us to hold the lead. Not yet having come to pit road for what would be his final stop where it left three twenty-seven now with seventy three to go. We've had at this point nineteen lead changes among eleven drivers. Five caution flags in the race. Most of the first one hundred laps were led by rusty Wallace. Who started on the pole he led from lap? One lap ninety three then Jeff Burton took over in the center section of the race in dominated much of the next hundred laps than Jeff Gordon got up with him. And those drivers put on a whale of a race for the lead back and forth between the two in the third hundred laps of this event from two hundred three hundred now after the cycle of what should be the final stops. It is again Burton and Gordon the top two as we work now with seven cars on the lead lap dome more we'll get back there. Once Jimmy Spencer does pit only five drivers out of the event. Robert Pressley crashed lap thirty-three dick trickle with a crash at lap. One. Forty-three Bill Elliott and Johnny Benson. Lost engines at lap one ninety one ninety four respectively. Kyle petty had the throttle stick on his machine and he crashed at number two hundred and fifteen Dale Earnhardt Joni Mitchell spent time. Find the walls. Got a problem with the back straight away. Dale earnhardt's car has come to rest just at the entrance of third. Number three. It's slow coming off her two and now has stopped. Just at the end to the tracks caution is on the speedway yellow flag will come out on this race for the moment. Again, Dale earnhardt's car has stalled in the back straightaway. We're update again back to Joe more. He's refired today. Stop there for few moments Causton comes out and now Earnhardt fires up his Chevy drives away. So the yellow flag will slow this race for its six time in the running of the event, and we were about to tell you that our mid race update was brought to you by chase authentic authentic trackside apparel of NASCAR. What into a Dale Earnhardt? Jeff, gordon. Bobby and Terry the body rusty Wallace. And Dale Jarrett have in common it's chase authentic casualwear attract side apparel that the drivers wear. Get in the chase at trackside department stores and NASCAR specialty stores your big break for Jimmy Spencer. Here. He comes down pit road. Now, Spencer, the leader at lap number three hundred and thirty one and it all. Also will set us up one of those situations where we're going to have a lot of guys on the tail end of the lead lap. When we go back racing. And the two leaders are going to be well deep in the field. I let's follow the stop for Jimmy Spencer. He comes to the attention of the Travis Carter team now in front of Jim Phillips this. Also, Greg for rusty Wallace who had to pit really earlier that secrets at times lap to eighty nine. They were going to have a big advantage of the tires for rusty Wallace. This give him a chance to get new tire. This car that he'll have vowed seventy left to chase down the leader. You're park Martin back in Bobby Labonte heated like that set of tires on his car. He's back to the pits of big breaker Spitzer, a big breaker Wallace euro this sequence and Mark Martin and Bobby the body. Both are on pit road down in front of Jim Phillips getting service and they'll go back out of the race track. This caution came out just a moment ago. We are now at lap three hundred and thirty two that's going to give a sixty eight to go. Let's see who else is coming onto pit road. Believe Dale Jarrett's coming off the banking up in turns three and four. He will come into the pits. Sterling, Marlin is in Ricky Rudd comes back in here is Mike Skinner in Steve Grissom comes back in these stops being made here under caution. Let's go down to Marty Schneider. Terry Labonte is in. Well as Steve Mark. And a couple of other guys. A lot of guys are in front of Winston Kelly. Several of these drivers. Now just getting four tires and gasoline mardi these guys who are a least Lapper down among those Ricky Rudd polls away. Kenny Wallace had just called in reported that he thought he had a tire going down or something. He wasn't sure exactly what it was. They held him out there until the caution came out they saw the Dale earnhardt's car at slowed. Kenny Wallace on pit road. Mike Skinner Steve Grissom hall getting four tires and gasoline stock about the strategy ramifications of some of these pitstops here for Mark Martin and rusty Wallace and Bobby the body they were on the lead lap. So they're going to have much fresher tires than Jeff Burton, and Jeff Gordon or maybe fifth. What the let's see when they stopped to your back at three sixteen. So they're going to have a good fifteen laps fresher tires than the leaders. Dale Jarrett gave up a spot on the tail end of the lead lap to get fresher tires. So I guess he's figuring that he's going to need that fresher rubber than Gordon and Burton to be able to. To get away from them. You know, he'll pull up on the on the lap down cars. I guess he's figuring. He's going to have to try and get away unless he had some sort of problem. Because now he's going to be a lap down in kind of well back in the field while everybody may be thinking the same thing as strong as Jeff Burton, and Jeff Gordon have been all night. They're going to need some common advantage. Let's go to pit road. Let's talk to Robin Pemberton big break there for your oven Pemberton. Well, we're we're okay tonight with cut down to right front tires, which we don't aren't really do here. And you know, we had an extra thirty forty laps on our tires and everybody did, you know? So we decided we needed a bit the fresh stuff on try to go the rest of the way and get the spots back a little bit Lucy's last few sake. What's what do you do to try to tied him up? We'll tighten it up once during the night. And it didn't seem run any better matter of fact, a little better on the loose side. So that's the way it is right now. So let's Robin pivoted. They're going to have fresher tyres another guy that helped out and that sick with God. That did not pit was Bobby Hamilton. We've lost about three seconds on that. Pitstop awhile ago. So that gives him a chance to catch back up and see what he's got against Gordon and Burton Paul lot of things going to play out in the final thirty five or actually the final sixty five laps here at Richmond. Jeff burton. Jeff, gordon. Bobby Hamilton, Ken Schrader and Jimmy Spencer make up your top five back at Richmond international raceway. We're just about cleaned up from the sixth caution of the race. In fact, field to get the signal one to go when they come to the start finish line. Now going to have one of those jumbled up restart orders here. Let's set things for you. We have eleven cars on the lead lap. But three of them are on the tail end of the lead lap between. Jeff, Burton and the pace car Burton leads. Jeff, Gordon is second. Bobby Hamilton, third Ken Schrader fourth and Jimmy Spencer v with rusty Wallace. Mark Martin and Bobby the body running six seventh and eighth. Kenny Irwin, John Andretti, and Geoff Bodine are on the tail end of the lead lap in front of Jeff Burton behind the pace car as we get ready for the restart Ernie urban is the first car lapped down in twelfth. Dale Jared is a lap down in thirteenth. Followed by Mike Skinner and Kenny Wallace in fourteenth and fifteenth. Those two drivers also will app down. But you're going to have kind of a big nod of traffic in front of Jeff Burton because you've got John Andretti and Ernie Irvine going to occupy the inside and outside of the front row in front of Burton, and then Geoff Bodine on the outside in front of Jeff Burton plus a couple of other cars in line. So basically Burton's going to be third and the outside row. What was somewhat clear what you're saying? Is man this is going to be one mad scramble when dropped the green. For those guys to stay on the lead lap and everybody else to get gone. Green flag goes in the air as they haul it down to turn to one Kinnear. When the first car to take it to the corner. He's one of those cars on the tail end of the lead lap the leader. Jeff Burton, Jeff, Gordon and Bobby Hamilton really boxed in off turn to hurt and has five cars directly in front of him. As he exits number two. What are the means? A lot. Graham Burke, which f green had a big wiggle up underneath Jeff Burton in the middle of three or four everybody gets away. Okay. Burton tries to follow Ernie urban around the outside of greens car back to one once again picking his way through the heavy traffic. Jeff Burton behi- side right behind Ernie Irvan to the outside of Jeff green, Gordon behind him comes Bobby Hamilton entails. Again, those three cars that are on the tail end of the lead left still able to stay ahead as they work their way back into the corner. Jeff Burton still boxed in Jeff Gordon. Nowhere to go. He can't get down to the inside. There's cars there. Neither can Burton is a real nod off turn to Vert von against the outside lane to get by earning Irvine. But now he's got the car of Geoff Bodine's, but sitting directly in front of no way to make them blue. Meanwhile, Ford, Jeff. Green. They'll Jared is pinned well back in traffic. So giving up that spot for tires there may not be paying off for Dale. He's thirteenth, but he's mired behind a number of cars. He's about fourteenth fifteenth in line. Here's a shot at the lead for Jeff Gordon looked underneath. Jeff Burton Burt pitch for the high side of the racetrack north dive down low to the outside. Goes back a good move right to the bottom of the racetrack didn't have much room to do it. But he pulled it off. And now, Jeff Gordon leads them back to turn over one. Jeff Burton is mired in behind a couple of cars as they get back down into number one a big break there for Bobby Hamilton and Jimmy Spencer. They were able to stay up there simply because everybody was held up by the traffic of in front of the front. Two leaders. They're back in Turkey, Greece. Spitzer's gonna win particular races. They work perk for getting physical between some of the lap cars in the race leader earning urban kind of bumped Geoff Bodine up in front of Jeff Burton. That's what had Burton forced to check up and let Jeff Gordon by. Now, Gordon is bit into the back of earning urban or following Ernie Irvan down the back straightaway. Burton still working on the car. They'll be in. How about getting five deathblow died. Zanele Jeff, Gordon, Gordon got it. Hooked up though, he comes way out against the wall. This time proving that car will run as high as he needs to unless he gets way up in the marvel stuff as they go through the corner Ernie urban giving him a fit right now. Turn to us to or side-by-side. Jeff Gordon trying to do away with thirty to heal the back straightaway. Still side, of course, back in traffic cars bounce off each other. Everybody's so close Mark Martin sideways off the quarter nips the back of Dale Jarrett's car. Jarrett, spins down into the trial will grass around what's twice three times. No caution yet, the racetrack is clear nobody else's crashed. We stay under the green flag and change from the lead of the facts right away. Jeff Pinkus by Jeff Gordon, he'll race back. The caution flag caution is now being displayed to the field as they come across the line. But Jeff Burton will bring him down and take the lead as again Dale Jarrett really took a long spinning ride here in the front straightaway. When around the tell you the. Dozen of the big bullet right there because he was right up in the middle of the racetrack. Nobody really made that much of a solid contact. And he skidded all the way down to turn one looked like Mark Martin might have got bumped by somebody because Mark all of a sudden got pushed up the race track. And his right front connected with Jarrett's left rear sent Dale for a slide down off the trial will part of the race track. The curved front stretch into the grass he did three three sixties and kept going. And now is the field comes to the opening of pit road. Here comes leader. Jeff Burton second place. Jeff, Gordon, Bobby Hamilton. Mark Martin Ken Schrader all those drivers to pit staying on the race track. We'll be Jimmy Spencer and rusty Wallace. So Spencer will take over the race lead. Is Burton comes to pit road in front of Winston Kelly and a crew working on the right side of the car. They're not going to make any adjustments had a little bit of a radio problem earlier, but they can hear him just fine. Now just in front of a can't try to the skull Chevrolet and four tire Seventy-six rice in gasoline for both of these drivers. Now, jeff. In front of him and the rival borders around the left side. They're taking left side tires right now. No gasoline. Bobby Hamilton, dry out. Mark Martin has already been in got tires. Jeff, Gordon is down. He's going to be Bobby Hamilton out. Point nine seconds. Jotted ready said he's going to get four tars and he'd be back. Oh the racetrack. Kenny urban will bring his car to pit road. Now. Three of the front runners stayed on the race track. Jimmy, Spencer stayed out there so did rusty Wallace. And so did Bobby Labonte. I don't believe he came into the pits either. So those three stay on the speedway the other front runners made a pitstop the Bonnie having stopped under that last caution just a little bit ago as well as Spencer in rusty Wallace. Mark Martin obviously involved in the contact with Jarrett. The reason why he came down the pit lane. So caution flags jumbling up the running order here. Spencer goes out in front and lap number three hundred and forty nine as he rusty Wallace. And Bobby the body stay on the race track. Mark Martin will come out next in line. He'll be fourth followed by Jeff Burton and fifth. Jeff, Gordon and six Bobby Hamilton, seventh Ken Schrader eighth John Andretti nine Kenny Irwin tenth. And it looks like they'll journey. Irvine is going to be on the tail end of the lead lap now. And he'll be in the. Eleven spot the first car behind the pace car. Let's let's document the when the caution came out what Irwin Andretti were in front of the leader at that point. So they came back around, and and we're able to catch back up. And Dale Jarrett comes back onto pit road. Let's get an update there from Jim Phillips, and it was routine for Jerry. Of course, he spun Bharti probably flat spotted he's tired. But he did come in the of tires. Let's talk to Ray just Bennett Ray chose to come in to pinch. This time. Would just fitted with the laps left. And there's some guys behind us that had four tires on just weren't sure. So we decided to come on in take for how's your car right now. Well, it's not bad on long run. But this down to short run. So we needed to get it in here. Get some fires on tragedy. That's the Ray ever drew cheer for Jeff Gordon ahead of make a decision and by decision coming at forty tires tail. Almost every time we come to Richmond where we have a situation like this right now toward the in the race sometime in the final fifty forty thirty laps or via caution or the situation that changed the whole complexion somebody'll pit somebody won't pit. We see these kind of strategy plays made regularly here at Richmond ended his happening again here tonight be one more lap before we go green when they get back to the start finish line. Let's take a minute. Follow up on a new story that has played out here this week at Richmond NASCAR announcing yesterday that they had completed the tests on the tires on the Jeff Gordon Mark Martin cars, they impounded after New Hampshire race sent off to an independent lab to have analyzed Mike Helton. Nascar's vice president of competition says the findings are that the tires were perfectly legal. There had been no altering to them. We have exhausted all the tests that we know and which included an independent lab tests to the chemistry of the tires, and they have found nothing different from the. The six and the twenty four cars as compared against a a new tire that came out of the Goodyear inventory that we took and and held in custody along with analysis of the chemicals or some of the chemicals that could have been questionable as to whether or not to have been added all of that went to an independent lab. It was examined and they determined that. None no outside chemical was applied to any of the tires that we send up there. And they all match the tires that came off of a good your truck so tire gate as it's come to be called by some of the reporters is over. And it was made perfectly clear, but the good engineers that there is no such thing as something you can put on a tire that would not be detectable if they used it. It would be detected. We're ready to go back to green. And maybe settle it here at Richmond and three fifty one they make that three fifty two. They take off returnable one Jimmy Spencer leads down to the corner. All boy, it's going to get cata tickly show with air off turn twos. Vets are asked to pick his way through traffic now. So the outside of sterling ball, and he goes now he's blocked in behind. Rear begging, your invert. Pre Ernie urban is on the tail end of the lead lap. It is going to fight hard to stay in front of Jimmy Spencer it Spencer in rusty Wallace. Bobby the body and Mark Martin. Jeff Burton the top five in heavy traffic, Spencer and rusty Wallace nose to tail the outside lane. Both trying to get their way by Ernie urban down the right away here Spencer. Duty he'll plots or you're not going to give him any ground. He is still on the tail of the lead. Lap steel would have a chance to win this race. Be get another caution to get himself back around there. Spencer now against himself boxed in three deep down in Turner, one just expect somebody to turn around and get into the wall. Every time they go through their they're hitting three scattering this mixes wail he's trying to get back. Five clincher walk through the outside enter at behind the urban skin running in twelve spot if he can stay in front of Spencer or alongside of him. He'll be on the tail end of the lead lab rusty Wallace. Bobby the body double wide. Jeff burton. They're now all in a big bunch bopping bumpers coming up off the corner of the car's getting together to slightly now straightening out of the back straight away to the Jenner rusty Wallace. Jeff just behind forty four laps to go here at Richmond getting kinda hot at the front of the field. Jimmy Spencer continues to hold off everyone. He's having to race the cars that are trying to stay up there on the lead lap. In addition to rusty Wallace and Bobby Labonte who rides second third. They're heading down. The backs Ray comes Mike scattered Al peeling down to the end side of Jimmy Spencer. Race there. Jeff Burton Burton went three wide last time off four around Bobby the body and rusty Wallace for second. Now, he goes after Jimmy Spencer for the lead Spencer moves down to block gets up alongside earning Ervin in one Bedser to the inside of her and era now Jeff Burton has nowhere to go unless he thinks about making it three wide. He does all the way to the bottom of the race track. Now rusty Wallace Burton. Wannacry frey. Jeff Burton Burton. Keep an a straight line. We'll go on around the racetrack. But he's going to lose a little round as they get back into turnover. One. I'll tell you what if they don't wanna hall end up in a wall the way they're racy is going to be a miracle the spa Burton's car really almost got away from him down and turn one. Let's see if he's okay. Going into three he had his hands full again. Just ahead. Just behind to be bitter bitter continues working on earth. Got an straight line of seem to be having that much problem with it as they go back to turn a one as a racing gets periods here Richmond and the closing laps. Forty one to go Spencer again takes off to dive down on the inside of her to try to get by. Meanwhile, Jeff, Gordon completes the passive plus Wallace. He'll go down to the third position. Jeff Burton is running all over the back bumper of Jimmy Spencer, the race leader's Spencer. Still try to put Ernie urban a lap down nose detail now first and second Jeff Gordon now right in the mix rusty Wallace, Bobby the body and more art climbs the bag nico- after Jimmy Spencer Spencer has the inside lane. Again, Ernie serve at the split. In the big fear. There side by side for the lead behinds. Dr Ernie urban Jimmy Spencer is not about to give up at inside grew a couple of times. Jeff Burton had a notch on him. Now, they're going to double team him down and turn to one to the bottom of the race track. Goes Jeff Gordon to the outside goes Jeff Burton. How's it going to play? Out there off turn to goes to the lead falls at behind a year. But now drops down the inside proof of thank the top spot. Jeff, Gordon, go after Jimmy Spencer. That's race for second of the best racing of the season on folding here tonight in Richmond Burton buy into the top spot. Thirty eight laps to go. Jeff, Gordon will try to follow him around Jimmy Spencer. He does Spencer tried to depend third from Bobby the body in rusty Wallace. Burt finally clears earlier but gets around that car now urban Senate between Burton and Jeff Gordon probably the body loops around the back straightaway. Hits the outside retaining wall. Now rolls down the Bankin. Jeremy Mayfield hits the brakes. Steve told the brakes. Everybody recklessly gets by auction is on the speedway. The yellow flag is displayed as Bobby the body slam the rear into that car into the wall in front of Joe Moore, and he has shorten it by three or four feet back to job origin, earn three term the car sideways. Barney coming down the back straightaway before they set up for the entrance of turned number three. He got a little tap. And it looked like it might come from rusty Wallace. The car turned sideways, he tried to recover, but he was a high speed and back the car into the outside wall here at three hard crash for Bobby the buddy brings out the yellow flag for the time in the Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred. Back at Richmond international raceway cleanup continuing after a hard crash involving Bobby Labadie his car into the wall in turn over three after Sipa parrot contact on the back straightaway. With a couple of other machines Marty Snider is down in the vicinity of the interstate battery team's hauler will try and get a word from Bobby as soon as it is possible right now thirty four to go field gonna get the signal in one more lap. Go back. Green flag racing. I believe they're not gonna give it this time to dumped a lot of oil dry down the front stretch here. So they're going to take a couple of more laps in run through it. Ten cars on the lead lap as we close in on the checkers wanna flip a coin as to who's going to win this one not on your life. This is tell you. This has been some of the best racing. We've seen all season. Really? They've been hill at it. Hot and heavy all night long with the exception of while. Even when Jeff Burton had that big lead at one point in the race for third fourth and fifth fans here tonight of really gotten their nickel's worth out of this one. Yeah, they've got their money's worth in this. When it may. Well, yet get double their money's worth in the final. Thirty three laps here at Richmond. Jeff Burton currently leads. Jeff, Gordon is second KENNY'S raiders third. Jimmy Spencer is fourth John Andretti's head a Hickman afternoon. He currently sits in fifth while we get a quick report from the garage bobbing. The Monte surveys, the damage of the interstate batteries Pontiac, and what happened Bobby wanna know. Maybe somebody was trying to little faster Noah's, but you know, wait, a good run tonight. Thank all the guys at a great race car in Saturday nine rice, man, Bobby obviously philosophical about the accident that happened very heavy damage, and they're loading this thing up on Hallman. He did a lot, you know. You know, he's he's been in his sheriff scraps over the years. I'm sure he's been on the, you know, thins the end of being the one that made the mistake as well. And knows that it obviously wasn't anything intentional tarred wreck on a straightaway. And you know, but it wasn't anything intentional. And certainly, you know, that's the way it goes to bad, bad luck tonight. They'll have to try again next time. So Jeff Burton going to try and win this Jeff Gordon has served notice that he's as good as their is out there because he's taken the lead on several occasions kipnes raider don't county about Kenny has been looking for his win been a long time since he's been victory lane out of his anybody out there anymore hungry or has an appetite to win. I would say more than he does Jimmy Spencer. Now, you always take the leash off Spencer in the final apps and tie in your underwear and hang on so to speak against and John Andretti. Very much a factor in the top five rest of the lead lap cars. Kenny Irwin rusty Wallace. Mark Martin Bobby Hamilton and Mike Skinner who get back on the lead lap by being in front of Jeff Burton with that caution came out one lap before the restart depit road. Let's talk to Donnie Waco, Don, Jimmy Spencer, spite for every AT could get tonight. Yeah. You know is Dr Steph holy crashed at car identify. It's kind of this will pull up in new have pretty good. We've had a pretty good now though to say. These triumph. I'll tell you that for for tonight that's Dadi Waco kooky for Jimmy Smith. That'll be real interested in these final apps. There'll be thirty to go when they put them under green here. Just a moment. There about a half a lap away from a restart and Joe more you better get a good. Well, I think they've waived waves restart party alluded to much oil dry out there to send 'em racing right now they want to run through it. A couple of more laps. We'll take a quick minute. Remind you that the NASCAR goody's dash series. Returns to action that Saturday at the Louisville Motor Speedway and Kentucky the one hundred and twenty-five laugh event gets the green flag at eight thirty eastern time Robert Huffman of Claremont North Carolina continues to lead the series drivers championship standings, David Hutto, Ricky Bryant J Cobb. Good and BJ machi- round out the top five NASCAR goody's day series. Presented by goody's headache powders and tablets official pain reliever of NASCAR got a feeling some of these guys going to need some of that before the evening is over. Well, as they try to double up the start there about four wide on the race track. Right now. We've got one of those situations where we've got guys one lap down who want to get in front of some of the guys two laps down and guys on the tail end of the lead lap, and that kind of thing. So I'm not quite sure we're even going to get this one restarted at this point. But for the moment they are trying to sort it out on the back straightaway. Entities. Jeff Burton who will be the man out in front. In fact, I think for the first time in the last couple of restarts. He is going to be without any cars on the tail end of the lead lap in front of him. There will be Darrell Waltrip down to his inside wall trips. The first car two laps down. Darrell with Steve Grissom behind him, then Jeff Bodine and Dale Jarrett who are one lap down. They will be next in line in one of the cars who was on the lead lap has just had to come to pit road. Al-nusra problem for Kenny urban is it came down the back straightaway. There was a lot of smoke pouring out of the white side of his car. And yes, he has made his way down pit road after running in the six pot. Let's bits will they have a problem with the right front vendor way gotten this earlier Khan. Contact. It is rubbed on the right front Italy. He laughed since he hit it a little while ago. Brought the tire role in one spot all the way around so Kenny urban Kinnear. One had a tire rub on the right foot. Fender. That's why to come back in the pits choice. So that would certainly didn't want to get a whole rubbed in that tire. And end up in the wall in the final stages. Twenty nine laps to go. There be twenty eight if they put them under green his time. We'll wait and see feel this forming up for the restart lights are out atop the pace car, and we should be getting the green when they come to the stripe this time so twenty eight to go in the race. Kenny Irwin stays on the lead lap back in tenth position as we're set to go. Jeff Burton on the gas it up through the gears as they come off the court or to the stripe. We're racing now Bert with about three car lengths he's opened up on Jeff Gordon and a couple of machines now between them you'll now get Darah Walter to settle in between himself. Jeff, Gordon, also Steve Grissom up there among the front players in the field here. Griss falls back bits of that car. Three, and I got a feeling. Some of these lap cars now are going to give the leaders some running room some racing room to kind of settle this one. Here. Burton takes them back. Turn number one. Jeff, Gordon piddling hard trying to get up. There is trying to work as way around the lap. Car of Darrell Waltrip now off turn to the leader. Birt's already got five Carling lead over Jeff Gordon, Gordon now just clearing Darryl Worley star. Racetrack is Ken Schrader gets around. The Darrell Waltrip machine is well off turnover four here comes Jimmy Spencer and John Andretti up to the outside of Steve Grissom, as they try and stay in contact with the front runners twenty-six to go all the lead cars have to take the high mind to clear themselves with some of the lap traffic Gordon now getting by also Ken Schrader make it his way by his Jimmy to the. He'll get by with John Andretti. And plus the wallet and rescue by the bit stop a moment ago. And a couple of judgments on the cars got a strong race car right now. But he's like everybody else. He's got frantic inside outside. No place to go just trying to sort it out. So he can get up there and be a player the leaders in the Baxter racy for fourth now. John treading on the move ESPN. P Pontiac dive underneath the list of Florida. Rusty Wallace three way battle burglary Spencer with the knows out in front awful of the quarter. O- Dale Jarrett around in the middle of turn four slides down to the bottom of the racetrack. So far harmless spin he comes up the racetrack. Terry the body. Just misses taken the back end off of Jarrett's Ford for the moment. No caution flag. Jared fires it up. Rolls away. We remain under the green flag Montiel had more than his share problems here tonight. He gets away goes back into turn one and comes up to racing speed in a hurry. This race will stay under green. There's still chasing. Jeff burton. Jeff, Gordon, a second KENNY'S raiders third John radius fourth. Let's follow them down the back straightaway. Say the fifth position as rusty. Wallace completes. The fast coming off number two. He gets by jiffy Spencer. Farkas all over Jimmy Spencer, Kirk board and Bobby Hamilton and Mike Skinner right behind Spencer is those drivers all race for positions. Martin clear Spencer now has to slice up in front of him to the high side of the race track. Try and get around the slower car Darrell Waltrip Mark goes high turnover to twice to complete the pass up off the corner. He will clear the Darrell wolves car and Barton falls into the fire. But the labs are winding down there'd be twenty one to go for leader. Jeff Burton, and Jeff Gordon now is a little better than a second behind as they worked their way back to turn over one Ken Schrader even further back off turn to single file coming up off the corner. Lot of distance point Burton, and Jeff Gordon about five car links gore back akin traders further back at the backers rusting Wallace going after park. Inside of three actually that's Martin just finishing the pass on rusty Wallace. Put Mark up to the fifth position. Rusty back to six now, Bobby Hamilton takes seven from Jimmy Spencer. Mike Skinner is all over Spencer's back deck in one center to the end side a complete the passing of off of her to Spitzer as a racing roof. They'll go side by side headed down this back right away. Advantage. Jimmy Spencer in that backup cars giving it a good ride. But in the final laps here the car just not making the turn stay at the bottom of the racetrack. And it's cost him a lot of positions. There are now. Nineteen laps to go for leader. Jeff Burton Jeff Gordon does he have enough time to run him down there. Back in three about ten. Garlic separates coming back into. Also, they go file Ken Schrader running at other five or so car links back from Jeff Gordon in third with John Andretti and Mark Martin quickly closing on shredder. Now is those drivers try to draw in we hit lap three eighty two. Drennan dive sampling inside of the racetrack chasing hit Schrader come on a ball tournament too. And he's beginning to close in with it to Carlex straighter Chevrolet return, please. Jeff Burton has had some good runs in recent weeks. He's had to settle for anything more than a victory. A couple of times though, he's I'm sure he's feeling like right now. Hey, it's my time to win. It's good as car has been in recent weeks, but you never count out. Jeff, Gordon, even though there are only seventeen laps remaining. He's a little better than one one tenth of a second behind him that go back to three with. I bought on back. Then trader has that position to John within a car like now. Jeff Burton tries to put Dale Jarrett. Another lap doubt. Jared slower having flat spotted those tires from the spin off turned four couple of minutes ago the race for third still closing even tighter. And traders there with John Andretti close to gone ham here. Spark barcode after Andretti tries to take the high line alternative or not able to complete the fasten east of the former of Andretti Sanni worked on Mark's car all night long have gotten a little bit better. Every time they went to pit road as he continues to work on John Andretti. He's still got plenty of time to get around. John and also get around Kenny Schrader and pick up a couple of more ten points or bitter in his chase to run down. Jeff, Gordon for the national championship. They go back to three race for the fourth position. Mark martin's. They're planning the high side of the track alongside John dreading draws up. Even now as they come off the corner Andretti puts about a half a length in front the shorter radius around the turn but Martin again pools even with them on the straightaway. This time knows. Out in front of him into one Mark bar and has the high side of the race track. And the advantage of this time getting by John Andretti. He'll pick off the position now we'll see what he can do. Third place. Ken schrader? Jeff, Gordon has made up maybe a couple of car links on leader. Jeff Burton that's about all he's been able to do kitties Reiter right now looks in that review mirror. He sees Mark Martin charging in on him and about to take third place away as they all worked their way off turn to Mark Barden following the tar tracks trainer for that working officer two on the back straight away. He against a tight enough with the car have the rear deck. Straighter Chevrolet is the race for third fourth and fifth while Jeff Gordon has chopped another car linked to so off Jeff Burton's advantage. But he is only got twelve laps to go in the race to see if he can catch them in pass in their into. Here's Jeff Burke work in the fall of the corner. He looks back sees a fast closing Jeff, Gordon. Meanwhile, Ken trader looks back. He's wanting third Mark Martin all over him back to turn green. And he's raiders having to make that race car. Awfully wide gets a little bit highs. He comes up through three and four. Mark takes a look tries to get a Fender underneath him. He's going to race him into turnover. One stands on it gets door to door with him may take the spot away off turn to the. On the inside of the race track alongside Ken Schrader Schrader takes way of the outside retaining wall. They nearly touch your halfway down the back straightaway. But trader has the advantage threes raider running high Martin running low racing for third position Schrader right now holds him off while Jeff Gordon continues to close in on Jeff Burton about five car links between the top two ten laps to go slower traffic. Jeff Beck's move on dick trickle drive in Eljay racing Chevrolet. Here's court now, also Tabuk underneath trickled. Meanwhile, for third they're stacked up double y sorted or they come through the corner. You want to watch that one. You also want to watch Jeff Gordon's chopped it down about five Carling's now kiddies Reiter doing a wail of a job a holding off Mark Martin. They've been door to door touched a couple of times. That's the way they go through one and two time trader high side of the racetrack above the corner. Bark Martin is there. They found saw one another covered. I'll remember to both going the same direction, but they're still sidelined size Schrader outside Martin inside three-car links between Burton. Gordon for the lead. Eight laps to go. A dead heat for third at the stripe while the front to get closer together. In the final laps. To charlie. Jeff Berg coming down the back straightaway. There's no traffic in front of them. They could settle this among themselves porn third. Mark Martin in front of Guinea trader at John dreading plan to become a member of this game. They all cross the start finish line and go back into one. Bobby Hamilton rusty Wallace trying to thrash out the six position back there. They work on it in the final laps. There are seven to go. Meanwhile, Jeff Gordon to Carling's behind. Jeff Burton for the lead in three or closer to and even more within a couple of car lengths, his jeffer- goes up the banking Burt grease toward draws now. To within one car length off the corner to the stripe. Six laps to go catching hymns one thing pass it and other ready for a shootout to the finish the race there into Burt about halfway up. The racetrack dot com of the public order. Jeff warden to strike. But doesn't have the power to make the booth for. Now, he's rear deck of Jeff Berg charging back at turn three works in this time out of tournament. Four takes a look to the inside Jeff doing a lot of driving rear view mirror now to see if he's going to try to come around the outside or the inside. He's gotta make that race car. Just as wide as he can five laps to go. Jeff Burton leads. Jeff, Gordon, Mark Martin still sitting back there and third trader fourth John ready fifth charges on it. Three or million side. Tries to make the passes Burke. Plenty of racing grew Gordon up alongside Burton right front tire Burton's left. Rear burton? No runs harder off turn four manages to pull back in front of him knows detail back to one four laps to go thinking to save line going through wanted to. But all over to go down to the inside halfway down the back straight away his buffer along the rear quarter panel of Jeff Jeff Gordon just having a credible year. He is run down. Jeff Burton Burton doing everything he can to keep him back there. He's. Made that car why does he could through both is the racetrack. Gordon's head offender underneath him. A couple of times there are three laps to go. Get at it again in the backstretch Nordic tracks of first half way down the back straight away. He's there waiting for the opening Burt running a little higher in the quarter of Ganthier. Go scored. No, the here goes Gordon, cutting low off for his best run yet his tire up to Burton's door. Now he pulls even with door to door two laps to go racing for the win or it has the advantage. He's on the high side of the racetrack. But Gordon good this time. I'll turn it over to. He's got the advantage halfway down the way the way now pardons links spank around at hangs onto the lead. These two have really hammered out all season long here, they come off turn number four. Go down to the line. White flag in his Burton by half a car length as they worked their way back to one a big flock. Traffic ahead. Don't think it's going to come into play. And gordon. Get him those details coming through the corner off of to Bert. Hi Gord fakes down store. Vicks contact with the rear quarter fan Burton. Now. He's got a planet on the inside of the track at four Gordon fries. The draw even they lead on each other off the court at till the stripe. They come will win by hood. Jeff Burton holds off a last lap charge by Jeff Gordon to score his second win of the NASCAR Winston Cup season. A thrilling finish to exciting evening of racing here in Richmond Virginia. Jeff Burton the winner. Jeff Gordon second Mark Martin third Ken Schrader fourth and John Andretti fifth. Winston kelly. I'm sure there are many missing fingernails down to the Exide teams pits. But they got the win tonight. Yes. They are Frankie Stoddard tried to. I'll tell you what. Congratulations. That's got to be one of your best wins yet. Hey, get into the pick. Oh, give it to the pick your all night long. They took this. Brought it in I and sending out. I we came in. We went out. We went out late in the race. Awesome job into pets on products. I've added Hawkins is here tonight. Fabulous job while the the twenty four right? You started tickled to death. Understandably. So is Jeff Burton comes home victorious. I'll tell you what that jumpstarted him as Jeff Burton goes to victory. This should be an emotional one. It was a fun night of racing here in Richmond. It's not over yet. We'll go down and get thoughts of some of the top finishers in the Exide four hundred in a moment. Jeff Burton has won best guard today continues on M R N Brady sponsored by Ford f series. The best selling trucks are built Ford. Tough. And exciting Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred is ended here in Richmond tonight. Jeff, Gordon caught. Jeff Burton with five laps to go made a desperate charge to the bottom of the race track. Time and time again Burton wins by the length of his hood his second victory of the ninety eight season with Gordon the runner up Martin finishing third. Mark Martin Ken Schrader will finish fourth tonight in John Andretti fifth victory lane shortly first let's hear from tonight's runner up. Well, thought that we don't see very often Jeff Gordon at the gas pumps rather than in victory lane. But I'll tell you what that was one way of show you count him. But couldn't quite get around him described those last three or four laps. Well, it's a classic Richmond race. You know? I'll tell you what Jeff Burnden a heck of a job. He's a great share. My hat's off to him and his team. He was unbelievably fast on new tires again. You know, he has been all year. But I catch them a little bit on those long runs and ninety one with two tires. You know, we couldn't beat them before know what the deal is. We have to check into that. But no we had a little bit better car there at the end. And you know, I just couldn't get by you get underneath him. But you just couldn't pass. And that's the way Richmond. Is you know, it's real tough and we banged wheels. We were we were having a lot of fun out there in my my hat's off to Jeff burn your slim just a little bit better on long runs. His a little bit better on shoulder runs. Well, again, you know, he could really take off and and go real fast new tires, and I just kind of kicked my pace and just try to, you know, be as cautious as I could on the on the new tires and just try to make them last as long as I could my car really came on late on the runs. But again, you could catch somebody. But you couldn't pass them that outside groups just too fast. Jeff, Gordon comes home second gains, a few more points on Mark Martin who believe is with Marty Schneider. Indeed, Mark Martin walking in the garage area. Boy, you had a great seat to watch that battle for the lead. But yet a battle of your own trying to finish third with Kenny Schrader talk about the final apps Lou that was a big race. We're straighter. But I'll tell you the best race has seen in a long time. Was my buddy. Jeff burton. Holding out there, man. He was he was the man there at the end. I'm really proud of Jeff Burton his team. I'm glad they want seem like your car was a lot better late in the race. What was the problem early on? We got it go and better. It was loose early in. We just kept working on Mark Martin Caitlyn hard tonight finished third fifteen top tens in the last sixteen races. That's a championship team. Let's pause ten seconds for station identification on MR in radio the voice of NASCAR racing. Well, should be one wild deal going on two hundred victory lane. Let's find out where the wild celebrations. I've ever seen converse. Congratulations. Jeff burton. But I I tell us about those last few laps with Jeff Gordon. He ran you down. Well, we knew the we knew they were real fast and on a long run. We were real fast short just like last week. We were real fast short run real fast long run. And they were better than us, and Jeff drove me real clean, and you know, he'll get now he'll get acid house times while Jeff earner Richmond. And the reason you don't ranking jealous because you're each other hard and without wrecking each other like I did a Darlington last year. And that's what comes back to you. So real pronounce the guys they also pitstops all night long. And here's a big rice. Boy, this is the race win next. I'd and have awesome pitstops. And it's just a great night force. You had to make the decision on those last few laughs which line was gonna take you chose to take the outside line. Well, first of all new Jeff would drive me. Clean felt for sure. Jeff drive me clean. I the soon as I went to the bottom. He would jump on the outside the pretty easy all night long. It was hard to get by people even lap cars that were fast. It was hard to get by on the inside. So I stuck them. I just ducked my guns, and that's Dell Jenner beat me last year. And that's how I beat a little Earnhardt in the in the Bush race this spring. So learn those lessons and take try to take advantage of early in the race. You really good about that. Brief fifty like you were dead in the water. What happened? Let's tell you the right. Well, again, we just like last week early in the race. We were good the whole, you know, for the long run the short run the whole deal. And then there at the end we we just weren't as good on a long run again. So we got fortunate that we got caution without a caution. We wouldn't have we wouldn't add a chance to win this race. But we call it a caution. Like we needed to put ourselves in position. They gave me an awesome pissed off. And you know, it it is thanks. They'll force right tonight. We gotta get a little better getting signed to drive out his they match. Next the rainbow warriors on the pitstops, and they did an awesome job tonight. You know, this team has progressed so far from the early part of the year. Really? We struggled in the pits early in the year. The mandate is buck. They just kept her head down never gave up all the same guys doing it. We didn't give up on anybody. And they just kept working and work in a work over the last two months. We've had awesome bits off. And we did it again tonight. So I'm really proud of the the effort that those guys have put in not only the effort of the improvement in before I forget it. I want to thank all the guys on the six car to the guy's gonna six car. Help us every single week. And this is this is truly a multi car team. And we got some benefit from those guys Virginia guy wins at Virginia. The Exide batteries four hundred congratulations to Jeff Burton. Tay what he's talking about. What a good job the crew did. And they did. But boy did a heck of a job in that race car. Too was all in his hands over those final laughs. When Gordon started getting along side of him, and he managed to keep it out front by nose to win members of the media covering tonight. Tracy voted Bobby, the body the goodies headache award too. Thousand five hundred dollars to Bobby involved at a crash at lap three sixty three while racing for spot in the top five, and we'll finish well down in the running order back to Winston Kelly. Another driver who had a great run tonight who learned his nickel big time. He was a lap down to different times. And got it back came home for a fifth-place run. John J tell us about your run. I'm real proud of the whole S P team. And you know, we kept them getting behind there because the Twenty-three kept saying out laughing at us in we got down there early because we get a little bit of real on back bumper. But you know, it was a great night for us. And who knows maybe if that oil hadn't been in that bottom grew we could give it a little bit stronger run there at the end, you had your hands full there at the end they will to hold off some of them, but not some others. Yeah. Marcotte around me. But in Bobby Hamilton was coming, but you know, just wasn't enough time left, and I couldn't get anybody in front of me. Like, I thought I thought I just drive right on buying. But I wouldn't able with the bad luck that they had tonight a grill section on the back part of their car down a lab. Two different times. John Andretti comes home fifth. Sipping get a word from Kenny Schrader fourth for Kenny Schrader in June fourth for Kenny Schrader today and not a bad run talk about that last couple of apps with Mark though, you said it was fun. But you thought he had you thought you had a faster car, did you? Well, Mark was probably a little bit faster. But we had to track position. I kind of let him let him grimy up a little bit and get in. The left side and get around. But you know, I was worried about. Getting turned around. So you know, probably gave third away. I should know. But we'll take it. It was a good run for the school Chevrolet with hung around top-five all day. And that's what we need to your only reaction to finishing fourth was it's better you not happy with four or you thought you could do better. It's better. It's a good run. But you know, if you ain't standing over were there were Jeff Burton is you you didn't do good skinny traitor? He finishes fourth tonight Ken equals his season. Best performance with another fourth place run tonight. Third time this year. He's come home with a fourth place effort, Gatorade broader award tonight. Jeff Burton led it halfway. He collects ten thousand dollars from the officials sports drink of NASCAR. We will take a break here. Come back and give you the finishing order from tonight's Richmond race in a moment. Back at Richmond, where victory lane celebrations continue for the exi- team. Jeff Burton having the pictures taken with the trophy and all the rest after winning. But was a very exciting. Exide NASCAR batteries four hundred. Let's take a look at the finishing order. It will be Jeff Burton the winner. Jeff Gordon finished his second. Mark. Martin ran third Ken Schrader was fourth fifth to John Andretti. Bobby Hamilton post a good run and six position. Rusty wallace. Seventh eighth to Mike Skinner Jimmy Spencer came home ninth. Kitty Irwin make up the top ten. Kenny. Wallace finished eleventh little twelfth thirteenth. Geoff Bodine fourteenth to earn urban Sterling Marlin was fifteenth. They'll Jared finished sixteenths Steve Grissom was seventeenth Darrow. Walter finished eighteenth nineteenth rippled on twentieth. His Jeff green Terry Labonte finished twenty first second to Jeremy Mayfield twenty-third. We'll go to Jerry, they do Derek cope finishes twenty th and Ted must grave make up the top twenty five Michael Waltrip finished twenty six tonight with Steve park twenty-seventh. Ward Burton Twenty-eight, then sets or twenty nine th and Wally Delon back. Thirty. With Rick mast was thirty first Todd Bodine's car, which was finished by dick trickle who finish in the thirty seconds spot. Dave Marcus gets thirty third Ricky Rudd thirty fourth and Bobby Labonte thirty fifth. Kevin the page finishes thirty six Joni Mitchell, thirty seventh Dale Earnhardt thirty eighth. Kyle petty thirty ninth and Bill Elliott fortieth. Johnny Benson forty. I dick trickle forty second. And Robert Pressley finished in the forty third position. Twenty four lead changes among eleven different drivers. Jeff Burton leading two hundred and six of the four hundred laps tonight. He'll get the bonus points for the most leaders. Most laps led rather eight caution periods for sixty eight laps and the time of the race was three hours, sixteen minutes and eight seconds. Not a record for four hundred laps here at Richmond, unofficial championship standings. It'll be Jeff Gordon leading Mark Martin by two hundred and four points a gain of five tonight with Dale Jarrett dropping three hundred eight behind into third rusty Wallace four seventy five. Back and forth and Jeff Burton moving up to the fifth position in the championship. Standings leaping up a couple of spots with his win. He's six hundred and fifty four behind the leader. These the unofficial numbers Fisher numbers released by NASCAR on Monday morning. Couple of other things before we go. I the Marin radio pit reporters. Need to select a winner of the first union pit strategy award five hundred dollars to the Winston Cup racing wives auxiliary on behalf of the winter Jim Phillips, what do you think? Well, I forgot what is who is going up for vote for John reddish. Crude Robbie Loomis crew that comeback laps down and made them up and fifth-place finish. I'm we'll go with crew Winston Kelly. Well, that was a good good nomination. But I'm going to have to go with Ryan started in the boys. They made some adjustments early that didn't work out. They went back to their original chassis setup. And it got him in victory lane. That's the name of the game. So the exit grew gets my not Marty Schneider. I'll go with Mark Martin and his punch. The car was not very good early. Then made it good at the end. And it got him third place. I'll go with Mark Martin our executive producer, David. Hi tips. The scales? On the favor of the S T P team. So they will win the first union pitch strategy award tonight. Five hundred dollars to the Winston Cup way racing wives auxiliary on their behalf. And if you need help you too personal financial strategy. Visit your local first union offers or call eight hundred four one three seven eight nine eight. Well, it's time for tonight of select the winner of the rare bestest break the race award will award five hundred dollars to the motor racing outreach. Children's ministries from Ray bestest breaks in the name of the driver who received the best break tonight. Tell you who I had in mind was Jimmy Spencer Spencer started what did last on the field of the tail end the field. He got a good break. A couple of times there when the caution came out when he was still out there and everybody else had pitted. I like Spencer, and he comes home with a pretty good ninth-place finish. You may have a better one had made the note about Spencer getting a huge break. When a caution came out when he was in need of a pit, stop and that got him back in sync of things. So we'll give the very best break of the race award to Jimmy Spencer five hundred dollars to motor racing outreach in his name. From Ray bestest breaks, the official breaks of NASCAR final thoughts on this. When Barney I think this is one of the most exciting races. We've seen all year obese race by far one of the best races. We have seen all season. We've seen some good ones some of the bigger tracks. But short-track racing it. I'll tell you you can't help. But like short-track racy you can look right down on what's going on in that race track. The guys are comfortable with the speeds running here. Mostly a better when I don't think we saw tonight had great action throughout just about the entire four hundred laps within the top ten cars all throughout the night. And in the end had a finished that was side by side to the checkered flag with Jeff Burton holding off Jeff Gordon for the win tomorrow. The NASCAR craftsman truck series is at Memphis motorsports park, a brand new three quarter mile oval there and that Tennessee city. The NASCAR truck network has the Memphis two hundred twelve forty five eastern time hope that you'll listen in on that one tomorrow afternoon next week motor racing network is at the monster mile Dover Delaware starting Friday with bud pole qualifying at three thirty eastern time SP. 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2001 Pennzoil 400

Classic Races

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2001 Pennzoil 400

"Mr Ends Classic races are brought to you by Hercules Tires Nascar Winston Cup series is in south Florida at the homestead Miami speedway. Two big stories today. Jeff Gordon can clinch this Fourth Winston Cup title by leaving here with a significant point gain over Ricky Rudd. Can he do it the other questions? Tony Stewart into Winston races. Here tell he's been the winter both times. What did it seems like? There's something you know what the way you have to drive this track that suits my driving style. I don't know what the secret is did. I wouldn't tell anybody so everybody wants to know Cam. Tony will again at homestead looking at saint went three and wrote here. I mean. That's that's unlikely beautiful. South Florida skies. The contest is about the began. Can Tony Win three in a row and Jeff? Gordon clinched the title. We'll find out next as the NASCAR WINSTON Cup series ones. The Pennzoil four hundred next on him. Our radio here. Marin radio presents mass car today sponsored by Circuit City. We know how you feel. That's why we're here circuit city. We're with you on Veterans Day. The Nascar Winston Cup series racing and South Florida and yes. We could leave here today with our series championship wrapped up although there's two races to go in the season of everybody. I'm Joe more along with Barney Hall. Welcome to the homestead Miami. Speedway and Moran Radio's coverage of the pennzoil four hundred. It is Veterans Day. So we start off with a salute the men and women who have and are serving our armed forces and protecting our country. There's a lot of the military presence in our ceremonies. We'll be talking about that throughout the course of this broadcast day. Today's race. Oh Barney produce two thousand one champion. If things work out right for Jeff Gordon. He could wrap it up here today. In South Florida you could lock up his fourth West Cup Championship and we'll get into the different scenarios. That could do that for him before. The day is over. Ricky Rudd is hoping that he can stay at least within striking distance and hope for a miracle he still mathematically has a chance to win the cup championship but a lot of things have to happen to fall in his favor. Track POSITION IN PIT strategy. Something else will be talking about a lot today. A lot of the drivers. I talked to say I'm counting on my pit crew to keep me up front today. But what they call for where the two tires or a lot of things will happen on pit road that will determine that and the pressure to win with just a few races. Left three races left as a matter of fact gets even bigger here today for that matter there several teams that would like to come out of here would just top five. There's a bunch that have yet to get a top five getting close to the end of the season. It's getting more and more important to wrap up the year with some good numbers. Also we talked about Tony Stewart. He's won both a Winston Cup races. That have been run here at the homestead Miami speedway trying to make it three in a row and the dodge question they were so and qualifying on Friday taking six of the top ten starting spots. Will they be as good today though some of the questions? We'll be answering today here. In South Florida Hi Welcome Circuit City a High Ivan trying to get high speed Internet access. You know broadband. I can take care of you right here. Oh that's big as ever. Since I got a call the phone company and the Satellite Company Chimney. Sweep and I fell for that. We know how you feel. And that's why we offer one-star broadband you can find available where compare officer agents? Deletion Circuit City. Here with you so. I don't have to write my congressman. Not that I'm aware of Sir not available in Hawaii. Hello from the road folk. I've been staying econolodge and Roadway Inn with this easy choice deal. They've got after stay in just ten nights. I'll get fifty dollars credit and from now until the end of the year. I'm also getting triple miles on American airlines a US Airways just coal one eight hundred four choice choice hotels dot com for rates and booking info pain rates now through December. Thirty first two thousand one the program to join terms and conditions apply talked about. Jeff Gordon's chances of clinching. The championship here. Today he comes into this race with a three hundred twenty. Six point lead over Ricky. Rudd if he finishes twenty eighth or better in each of the remaining three races he'll win the title but today he can clinch by leaving here with a three hundred. Seventy point lead. That's a gain of forty four points over second place Ricky Rudd from the homestead Miami speedway. This is him are in radio. Are you losing your hair? Is that ball spot getting bigger. Has you're having looking thinner. Here's bill and a couple of minutes New York with some exciting news. What MAKES PEOPLE LOSE? 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It's been kind of overcast over the weekend to spend a couple of rain showers here and there. Nothing very significant today is going to be perfect for racing with brilliant sunshine and no chance of rain we talked about the dodge prowess on Friday and butthole qualifying. They took a number of the top starting spot. One of the dodge teams really needed a good starting effort that is depend enterprises machine of John Andretti. He will start in the third position today and from Charleston West Virginia standby with him. Is Jason Toy well? He's sitting down here talking. Geoffrey Bodine getting ready for driving and deductions. And you've had some great qualifying. Some great early runs. The finishes. Hadn't been what you wanted lately. What's IT GONNA take to turn it around to the finishes? Haven't been what we wanted to thoroughly season so I don't know it's going to take getting a whole race together. Not Not getting trouble not having any problems and Pitting sequence through all those things I hopefully get enough fuel mileage. Out of this Cheerios dodge that we can pay when we want to and And those are going to be things that keep us running. If if it doesn't not not meant to be it's not GonNa Happen. Attract changed quite a bit since you guys got here. Thursday and Friday. It's lot windier today. But you had your happy hour before the Bush race yesterday so a lot more rubber on the track. It's it's a lot different track. I don't know that every girl. He gets a lot of rubber on always so pitch white but yesterday we did our happy hour. We're a lot of clouds out and it was a little bit cooler now. It's warmer in the suns baking down on so I don't know how much effect is going to have but Tony Stewart seems to be the best guy figuring out what this place needs so hopefully we can stay with him all right. That's John Andretti. Authored here. This Afternoon Casey. Atwood will start second today cases on a roll in qualifying in the last three races. A Bud pole third and a second starting position but even so he has yet to get a top five finish. I'd say his mission today would be to change that Winston Kelly is with him. Okay you got this qualifying stuff lik. What do you need to do to translate it into a top five run today? I don't know I think we've got a really good car. Just got to be patient. You know you've got to be there at the end to finish in the top five and one of these wants to cut raises so I think we've got a car. We can just ride around up front in the top three or four all day and try to do some kind of strategies at the end. Maybe you had a dominant car at Phoenix. And you're telling me earlier it's not the same car but how does it stack up with the one that you had it phoenix well? We're really happy with it right now. You Know Phoenix. That's obviously become one of my favorite cars because of that run you know. It was pretty dominating there but thank. We got just as good as a chance here. You know we had a good shot there and Got Awesome car here today. So we'll see how it goes Casey with his third consecutive top. Three qualifying run. He goes off from the outside of row one afternoon guys and this was one of the first events. He drove for every motor sports last year at the end of the season finished tenth in this race. They must feel pretty good about their chances going in today's race his teammate. Bill Elliott starts on the bud bowl. It's a second bud. Pole of the year and coincidentally both of them came in the state of Florida. How about his chances finally going to victory lane? Jim Phillips let's find out from Bill Elliott one hundred fifty five point two six the bud bowl winning speed lately. You said I want to win a race just anywhere you feel like this is the best yet. You got a winning well. I feel like these the best car I've had You know depending on what circumstances go today we we never really got an opportunity to run in conditions like they are today and I think that'll that'll take a little bit of difference but now this dodge afternoon we'll we came down here and it was fairly warm and felt pretty good when we lay out. But it's still that can change one hundred dollars. It's rights over today but the tracks that are similar to this in some ways like Kansas. Las Vegas you had great success this year. Those Threat Alvin out. You Know Vegas and Kansas City and Chicago. All round good. They're just come down here and at least come out here with a good run at least for the next you get out of here and go the next two races and have good riots. At least work. You know. Help us out for next year anyway. That's exactly right and take a lot of pressure off best finish so far fourth at Hokkaido right now. It's time for NASCAR spotlight brought to you by. Mbna the issue of the official NASCAR VISA Credit Card. Here's Winston Kelly with Ray Everett Ham with Ray. Evan who a year ago had no facilities cars. No anything and now a year from then. He's got a couple of cars on the front row. Ray Assests this year and how it's gone overall well being because of the star today You know I'll have given us an a plus right now but in reality it's been up and down and it's been difficult at times and and it's been high at times like today but overall progress is going forward you know. Is it exactly where I thought it was going to? A No is it where realistically could be. Yeah I feel like it is We haven't won yet with our cars but dodge has once on the potentials there and I see my teams getting stronger every week. So I I I give a decent grade. I don't know exactly what I'd give us but you know a and some columns and probably NF and others The rumor mill has been rampant. I'm honestly a little surprise. You guys got drug into it. This early. Everything FROM BILL. Return to Casey moving on Jeremy Maitha. What can you tell us today November eleventh about what the situation is it ever had motorsports. I really can't The only thing that I that I can say is that Would be great to have all three of those guys on one team. Wouldn't it asked for sure? Okay how `bout this afternoon's race. What would you consider a successful day while boy we would really like to win? Both cars starting up front. I know that both cars have the capability of winning. We've got to play. The Cartwright make sure that we're in right listen to right time but it would be awesome to get a win for the dodge dealers today. Good luck this afternoon. Thank you ray. Every time the car owner of the front row dodges Bill Elliott. 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A miracle watches except me. I was at the Webber's installing. Briand air conditioner with pure on the environmentally sound refrigerant. See I'm a Bryant dealer that means providing you with only the best like our systems with Buron sure I missed saying goodbye. To New York's quirkiest singles. But now it's been my Thursday nights with friends Brian. Whatever it takes couple talk at the driver who does mathematically have a chance to win the championship. Although it's a long shot Ricky Rudd Lear from other drivers as well when we returned from the homestead Miami speedway this is NPR radio. If you're overweight the catastrophic diet is the most effective unbelievable program ever created based on over one hundred foods that remove calories from your body. Did you know that every food that enters your body requires various body organs such as liver spleen stomach digestive juices to complete digestion for example an ordinary piece of cake has three hundred? 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He was in a position to win the race last year but got caught up in a crash late. In the event he starts in the fourth position. Today Jim Phillips is with him. Recuse still even talk about the championship or do you think it's over now. Jim Is pretty much over a couple of weeks ago. You know. We had two or three mechanical failures in a row. And you can't do that and compete championship this late in the season. So it's been over a while but You know we're still. We're still proud to have a good year like we've had and we're gonNA raise hard as weekend. We've got our work cut out for us to hold on a second. Tony's right behind his breathing down our necks. Do you feel like you know you have some concern for the dodge power on Friday. You feel your cars caught up with him any well. You know not really. I mean you know down is basically free speed through the corners and we just can't compete with that the way the configuration of these cars right now but you know you can't sit there and cry about it. We circumstances are what they are so we gotta get back race car the very best that we can and we're good. I feel like on a good day. We're GONNA be a top five. I think we've got to win and Racecar today but I think if everything goes right we have a shot at the top five fierce competitors down here. That's Ricky Rudd Sterling. Marlin put his dodge in fifth starting spot in today's race. Homestead not been one of his better tracks his two previous starch here have been finishes of Seventeenth and twenty six but the dodgers are supposed to be strong today. Let's find out what's Kelly's with him. Well they were dominant in the qualifying efforts. But can they turn it around into the long runs long runs as what we normally have to worry about homestead? Did you get any of those yesterday in practice to know how to ask today starling? I got all I wanted. We run you know. Six ten laps in car wooden would have had hit the right combination yet and It won't turn in the middle and throttle it off so You know Jason Real good yesterday so we just took took went. Got His set up and put in a car in Going to help the best here. Long straightaways flat turns. Remind you a little bit of a shorter Indianapolis. You Ran. Well there. Is there anything that translates from there to here that we could look for you to be stronger yen? Come tested in in a lot of guys here with making long runs and I thought it was in real good shape and come back and what will had. Don't work the Tuxedo. The guy that's not working either. Some guys are good but I think solid combinations of shock some guys got the tie-down shocks and it may be pretty good yesterday and when it was cloudy in today's different stores Tony so we're can't in between kind of inbetween and carrying a special paint scheme today from rock group kissed and he's had a couple of their friends or come to their band members. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley here with him this afternoon Sterling Marlin set for a good run from fifth starting position talk about how strong the dodgers were in qualifying on Friday. And of course sterling has won twice for Dodge already this year. He could be their standard-bearer again today. We'll keep a close watch on him. Starting in the fifth position. How about Rusty Wallace typically a good flat track racer but his best ever finish here at homestead? Miami speedway was twelve thousand in nineteen ninety. Nine now. Rusty has won one race this year. It happened at the California speedway back the first part of the season but Jason Taylor. He's been position a number of times to win races in his just had bad luck. Can he get the monkey off his back today? Let's see if he can do that. You get ready to start your six hundred sixty s start. What's IT GONNA take the pickup win number fifty five good handling car? That's the whole key right here. We're going to have a strong motor. Today are nowhere pitstops. Be Good we gotta be thinking track but this track is so flat that you really gotTa keep these front ends turn good. That's the most important thing handling. I believe windier today in what's been in practice and happy hour yesterday. That change anything with these cars. I might a little bit but it's the same for everybody. I'm not concerned about that. But it is a lot hotter today and it was yesterday so I look for a lot of cars to be handling different today anywhere last night. Ross tried to get through the land of the dodgers here early on here Miami homestead with a little luck. He could have a shot at the race. Win here today coming up. We'll talk to the driver who started off the year with a win that at Daytona. Also the driver who can clinch the championship this year and the driver. Who's won here twice before you know. Bobby is Winston Cup champion. All the reporters are going to want to talk to you this year. So that's going to bring a lot of attention to wall you guys in the outnumbered Pontiac wide track attacting. So let's work on what you're going to say okay. Okay Bobby pretends right after your next big NASCAR win you telling all my crew my white track Grand Prix a little bit and I'll tell them my grand prix stuck to the track like a supermodel sticks to die or I don't know if a Winston Cup champion should say that stuck to the track like a chump sticks to a metal pole on a cold. Winter's day better by Grand Prix sticks at the track like my shoes. Stick to the Florida movie theater. That always happened for my Grand Prix. Stuck to the curves like the lyrics to a bad song sticking your head now. You're getting it. Yeah or maybe it's like peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth when you don't have to wash it down okay. There Tiger Pontiac Grand Prix wide track attack from Nascar neighborhood the Grand Prix with wide track handling sticks to the curves hot wax on Harry back. Yeah sorta like that anyway. Wider is better although the championship battle is just about over his ricky rudd admitted a few moments ago. There are other drivers trying to accomplish something today. Nine of the top twenty five point positions including three of the top ten or separated from the next position by fifty points or less of finishing. Today's race as well as the next to this year are very important to a lot of people from homestead Miami speedway. This is him are in Radio. 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Typically in the back of a pickup truck a different kind of vehicle here today now they have the. Humvees down there and it is a big military presence more than an awful lot of guys in the Military National Guard area over in the garage. Kind of swapping stories with a lot of the drivers just seem to having a really good time and there's a special recognition of all the folks involved in Winston Cup racing some team members and drivers as well who are veterans. They were honored on the stage earlier today. Now let's take a closer look at the Nascar family with the Coca Cola racing family. Ricky Rudd describes his relationship with the other drivers and the coca-cola family. I'd say most we have is going to get together and they do photo shoots or they do some something like a television commercial it. It's really kind of a camaraderie that That is starting to build. And I think everyone's proud to be a part of that Coca Cola family and you say we'll use them when we go to the To do something as far as a commercial or whatever it. It's really fun time. And a lot of times you don't really necessarily look forward to going and doing a commercial. It's tough work and and usually the days drag on and threaten only go there at shoes. It very entertaining. We've got some other. It's always keeping keeping us live live for some reason. Everyone sort of left to the guard down when we got to do the Coca Cola photo stuff and an assist. You learn more about the people in the garage area. It's all about race goes shoots. And it's it's it's really about really having a good time to the American family from the Coca Cola Racing Family Coca Cola the official SOFTDRINK OF NASCAR FANS at the Homestead Miami. Speedway store closing in on the start of the pennzoil four hundred here today and again a perfect day in south Florida. About what you'd expect for this time of the year in this part of the country like to welcome aboard four hundred. Seventy seven radio stations in forty-six dates nationwide along for our coverage today of the thirty four th race of the year for the Nascar Winston Cup series. The Pennzoil four hundred Barney. You're talking about a lot of guys kind of hoping to pick up a win before the year's over a lot of guys trying to get some good numbers because there's going to be a lot of changes in the off season getting ready for next year. There's some teams that are that are going away. There's some sponsors that are leaving there's drivers several of which still don't know exactly where they're going. They just they would like to come out of here with at least two top ten run just about everybody down there and kind of see To set the tone because the last two or three races of the season always seems to set the tone of how good. 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Dennis what this isn't a rice grip take Dennis. Is that you know Dennis. Dennis men should visit the trailer for free screenings on blood pressure and information about sexual health not to meet the trailer driver. Racecar driver framer drivers. A man the Nascar Winston Cup series race here at homestead Miami speedway twice before and both those Rice's Tony Stewart has scored the win to date Jason Toy. He starts back in the twenty second position. Watch his chances of making it. Three in a row well to win started seventh and thirteenth here in the past you start back at the twenty second spot today. Tony. What's IT GONNA take to get it towards the Front? Don't know we just got to do the same thing we always do. And just try to Be Consistent all day and we'll keep the thing turn it in the Senate keep getting up off the corner. I think we've got a good shot at it today. Any different from the last two times he ran here. I just less grip less grip. So the big thing we just gotTA WE GOTTA HARDER. Tyre unless grip so we just gotTa keep down around the car all day and you know I think the tracks going to change in the setups are going to have to change. Along with it is the race goes on and hopefully we got enough adjustability in to to keep up with it. I'd those thoughts of Tony. Stewart Starts Twenty second this afternoon and as we said earlier a lot of the drivers are saying the pit crews can make the difference here today. Jeff Gordon Rozov from eleven starting position as we told you he can clinch the most prestigious title motorsports today the Winston Cup Championship. Winning this race today would be a good start doing that or maybe it might be time for the team to go conservative. Let's find out Winston. Kelly is there. I don't think inserted has been in their vocabulary all year long and Jeff Championship. Pretty much a foregone conclusion. Can you clint today in style with a win? Well I'll tell you we've got a grey sky these guys in this Dupont Chevrolet. I'm just so proud may worked extremely hard to get better and attracted. We've struggled at a little bit here in the past and I think we got some form today. But you know we're we're we're we come here to win even though didn't look like last week at Rockingham. We were doing that too there. But I think we've got a much better car today and we can keep the tires on all day. We'll have a good day. You mentioned with tires. We normally get long green flag. Can we see to tire stops and have enough grip to make well not early on but maybe late in the race? We saw a lot a lot of different pit strategy there yesterday for that Bush race. So anything's possible. You know when it comes down to the end what's GonNa get you there and two tires. What won the race yesterday and it could be a possibility here today. Well in addition to the Winston Cup championship sixty thousand additional reasons that you mentioned Joe and Jeff. Gordon should be one of the guys to beat this afternoon. He'll be a contender. They seem to be getting better and better. The later this season goes on how about Michael Waltrip started off the year winning Daytona since that time not a whole lot to crow about but Jim Phillips a great qualifying run here. Today you'll start on the eighth position. Let's see what he can make out of it. Best started a long time. Can You keep it in the top ten all day? We think we can we. We were pretty good and happy hour. We we were really pleased with the way the NAPA auto parts Chevy handled and and learn some stuff yesterday with Bush car. That should be beneficial. So we we feel like we can be competitive today. We've been we've been really competitive last couple theorizes month or so really. Don't have anything good to show for it and so We gotTA gotTa fix that yesterday. During the Bush race you had a car in the top five most of the day. The detract change a lot or stay. Basically the same all day on my car tightened up all day. I was really good at the beginning. And at the end of their eighth I was pushing too much and it just happened. It just seemed to get worse and worse holidays. So that's a little bit of a concern or at least some knowledge that we'll have in our in our arsenal today to know that if it is a little personal probably tighten up as the day goes along so the cars are allow like Bush cars and the cup cars. They run basically the same speed so I really enjoy when I get an opportunity to race on Saturday. Aaron's rent car was fun to drive yesterday. Bobby Kennedy and those guys did a great job. A lot of people are looking for this guy to have a good run. That's Michael Walter. Jim Phillips riding along in the Humvee with Michael Waltrip has did Winston Kelly. They took the drivers around for lapse of the fans. Could see them. 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Welcome back to the homestead speedway in south Florida where today the Nascar Winston Cup series set to run the thirty four th race of the thirty six race season in two thousand one the pennzoil four hundred coming up couple dodgers on the front row the Everett Ham motorsports machines of Bill Elliott and Casey Atwood dodger. Strong qualifying question is how will be once? The green flag falls here today. Well the dodge drivers are downplaying the fact that they qualified well here and they say once the race starts they'll be just like everybody else kind of slipping and sliding out there but we'll see today's broadcast on the Pennzoil. Four hundred is brought to you under exclusive radio rights granted by the homestead Miami speedway to 'em are in radio solely for the private noncommercial use of our listening audience any publication reproduction or other use of the description and accounts of this event without the express written consent of him are in. Radio is prohibited. We'll tell you there is a strong military presence here at the race track today. It is Veterans Day. Ladies and gentlemen. Let's go with considering coverage of Veterans Day activities here at Homestead Miami speedway. Let's begin with Sergeant Larrimore's from the Florida Army National Guard but join the proceedings downstairs as the Thirteenth Army National Guard. Performs taps Sorta Larry Born the Thirteenth Florida Army. National Guard playing taps next up at twenty one gun salute by the Patrick Air Force Base. Firing detail here on the front straightaway in front of the crowded grandstand at Homestead Miami speedway the twenty one good was provided by the firing detail from Patrick Air Force Base. And I'll as you please join. Mca recording artist. Sons of the desert for the singing of America. The beautiful views food for four M gray a four mountains man fruit Rick Rick God. He's on the Pan Crown. We Bro who from sea to shine and see a rich REAC. Oh God he agrees on the crown. 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Welcome back to the homestead Miami speedway forty three drivers getting set to get down to it here very shortly and Joe. If you guys didn't make the field five drivers failed to make the race here this weekend. Ron Hornets Carl Long. Hermes Sadler tried and failed along with rich bickel and Derek Cope. Here's the forty three with engines and are getting ready to Roll Kyle. Petty will start forty third in the sprint. Dodge Forty Second Buckshot Jones in the Georgia Pacific. Dodge forty-four starters rick mast in the Levy racy. Four to the tide Ford Ricky Craven. His forty at thirty nine starter Elliott Sadler. He'll be the motor craft Ford thirty eighth. Has Ken Schrader in the EMS Pontiac? The Square D. Chevrolet with Bobby. Hamilton is thirty-seven. Starting thirty six. We'll be Brett Bodine's he'll be driving the row supermarkets Ford and the Miccosukee Ford with Jeffrey Bodine's starts thirty. Fifth thirty four star Jimmy Spencer in the K. Mart Ford the thirty third starter is Robert. Pressley he'll be in the Jasper Veterans Day forward. Starting thirty seconds Kurt Busch in the Sharpie rubbermaid Ford and the Interstate Batteries Pontiac with Bob. Body starts thirty first Jimmy. Johnson's in the low Chevrolet. The car he'll drive fulltime next year for Hendrick motorsports an Jeff Gordon. Starting in the thirtieth position twenty-ninth is Mike Wallace in the Mobil. One Ford Twenty eighth starter. Kevin the page driving the nation's rent Ford Bobby Hamilton. Junior is in the Kodak Chevrolet. He'll go from twenty-seventh today twenty-six Starter Kenny Wallace and the pennzoil Chevrolet twenty-fifth Johnny Benson driving the Valvoline Pontiac. Twenty-fourth star is Joe nemechek driving the Oakwood Home Chevrolet. Twenty-third Jerry Naidu. He's in the U. A. W. Delphi Chevy Tony Stewart Started Home Depot Pontiac in twenty second and twenty first daughter. Is Matt Kenseth and the Dewalt Power Tools Ford? Face Accomplished will be the twentieth starter. He's in the Kodak Dodge. The CITCO Super Guard Ford Jeff. Burton starts nineteenth eighteenth starter. Is Dale chaired the ups Ford the Budweiser Chevrolet with Dale Earnhardt? Jr. Is Seventeenth Sixteenth starter will be Mark Martin. He's in the Pfizer Viagra. Ford and the Kellogg Chevrolet Material Body is fifteen going fourteenth this afternoon. Dave Blaney Amoco Dodge the GM goodrich Chevrolet with Kevin Hart because the thirteenth starter. Twelve Todd Bodine. And he's in the K. Mart Blue Light Special Ford in the Dupont Chevrolet with Jeff. Gordon Starts Eleven Tenth Ward Burton and the Caterpillar dodged ninth is Jeff Green and the Lowe's Chevrolet filling in this week for robby. Gordon is running by one thousand eight. This Michael Waltrip the NAPA auto parts Chevrolet seventh. Jason Leffler and the cingular wireless dodge Rusty Wallace has the Miller. Lite Ford starting six Fifth Sterling. Marlin he's driving. The Coors Light Dodge. Ricky Rudd's in the Texaco having afford starting in the fourth position. Third is John. Andretti driving cheerios. Dodge and ever have motor-sports machines on the front row. Casey Atwood and the dodge dealers. Uaw Dodge on the outside front row on the bud pole. Bill Elliott also in the dodge dealers U. A. W. Todd Turner before three laps before they put them under green here this afternoon. This will conclude lapses. They just pulled off pit road a minute ago. As as Joe Toge a few minutes ago there are an awful lot of drivers who would like to come out of here with a win that have yet to go to victory lane this year. A lot of drivers who do not even have top five. That would settle for that. So it's going to get pretty furious racing before the day is gone here. It's a thinking man's game this race a flat race track like homestead Miami speedway. Typically there will be long green flag runs. It was well past halfway yesterday in the Nascar Busch series race before we had our first caution flag therefore green flag pitstops kind of the order of the day at Barneys. You were talking earlier. A lot of the decisions made on pit road will affect the guys chances to win here at homestead. I don't think I've ever had as many drivers Tell me in the garage area on race morning that the strategy here today is going to be called from the pits whether we keep track position or whether we make tires changed no tires at all or just stay up in the front because they feel like it's going to be so hard to come from the back and get back up there and if you go a lap now this racetrack. It's almost impossible to get it back. There will be a fuel strategy being played into the game here today. Another situation kind of like the Pocono raceway. If you run out of gas on the back straightaway you're done. There's no way you'll make it back around at so far around this race track. There's no banking to help you to coast around the racetrack if you run out. You're dead in the water there on the back straightaway. So guys will be kind of pushing the limit trying some of those tricks today to get an advantage to give them a shot at maybe a good runner maybe a win in this event. Pete got to be a big factor here this afternoon. The temperature will go up in the eighties. It's been very warm since almost about ten o'clock this morning and the hotter asphalt gets as. Everyone knows if you're a race fan it gets more slippery. The more the temperature goes up. That could be a factor. We heard several drivers talking about that. We need to have a changeable car and cruise. It can make the changes we need as they come off turn number four back to the finish line one more lap and they will take the green. So why don't we take a swing around the racetrack and bringing the voices? We'll be covering the action for him. Are In in the tour's in one to this afternoon from Alabama Illinois Kurt Becker Barney coming to this end of the race track. The key is to keep the car pinned down low when the drivers come off that long front straightaway. They'll dive down to the corner. And if you are not able to keep the car pinned down to the inside if you start to wash up. What little banking there is six degrees to be precise? The car will get away from you in a hurry. You're gonNA find yourself chasing the car all over the racetrack. All the way across turn to and even onto the backstretch. And you're GONNA look to your left. If you're that driver and see a big line of traffic following by to the inside we'll have all of that. Action covered from our spot on a scaffold position just outside of turn to at the southwest corner of the race track. If you haven't a slip a little bit coming off turn to it. Opens the inside line. And it's going to cost you goes. Chances are someone's GonNa pull even with you and the drag races on the long back straight away until you reach turn three where Mike Bagley of Dover Delaware is positioned. Thanks Joe Good afternoon. Everyone and we saw just that yesterday. The Nascar Busch series race. You leave that inside lane opened up and you're going to go to the back of the hurry because the inside lane here and turns three and four is the preferred way to go. You come off the end of the backstretch take a wider. Arc into the corner. Then aim the car for the white line that separates the apron from the racing surface. Try TO KEEP THAT CAR DOWN. All the way through turns three and four. Come off the gas. The nurse back into throttle midway through the corner get that good run coming up off. Turn four and onto the front stretch. I'll cover the action off. Turn to down the backstretch and intern three here this afternoon. Six dodgers will start in the top ten here this afternoon and as we said everybody was saying on Friday while the dodgers are really going to be the car to beat here this weekend but every dodge driver I talked to said. I don't think we have that big advantage going to be interesting to see a kind of kind of water. Maybe they're kinda holding back a little bit not one of the show their hand from the what the way we practice and qualifying run on Friday afternoon. They're very strong. But how will they be in race conditions today to drivers already going to the rear of the field? Elliott Sadler and Rick Mast. They crashed their cars in the practice session. Went to a backup. They're back at the rear of the field. Here comes forty three coming down to the line for the start of the pennzoil four hundred. Here's Barney Hall down to. The green flag is in the air and on the break. The hit return one. Bill Elliott down to the inside. They jockey a little bit for the lead is a go into turn number one but Elliott comes away up front by himself. T. May shuffling were position. Bill Elliott comes out with the top spot. Casey Atwood will try to hang on a second another guy. John Andretti rights post and behind. Andretti Ricky. Rudd Fall in line of the fourth spot there side by side for Fifth Sterling Marlin opens the Inside Lane. He gets under Rusty Wallace. He'll grab the position. Wallace can't get back in line chasing as in. Leffler finds the opening down on the side of Rusty Wallace. Battling there for the six spot as they come back down to the lion. Those who still dead even across the stripe rusty gets to advance go pushes on by leifer quickly gets back in line. Rusty Wallace rides up now at the six position. Although he cannot keep his blue Ford down to the bottom side Jason Leffler. God cannot get the job done and where traffic is stacking up from six back. Rusty Wallace has to six position. Jason Leffler and seven there side by side rating. Jeff Gordon routes kept side by Schilling Four. Jeff Gordon's got the line that everybody wants to run to. That's at the bottom of the racetrack. But it doesn't pan out for him. This time they come off the Corner Jeff. Green will pull away from him. And now Kevin Harvick goes underneath. Jeff Gordon is ahead for turn one. Let's see what Harvick's going to do. He completes the passport and by the time they get back to the corner he leaves the inside Lane opened for Michael Waltrip. Now here's Walter going side by side with Jeff Gordon. Battling for physician onto the bathroom would be the tenth position. Now as waltz blue Chevrolet breaks out of lying. It's a Federal Longside Jeff Gordon brightly colored shirt. Five five three can't get back. He is He's stuck in the outside way now. Working for Michael Walter demand trying to take advantage of Jeff Gordon slip as a comeback off. Turn four Walter down to the inside of that bottle part Chevrolet. Jeff Gordon's Dupont. Chevrolet the outside lane still dead even going back to one visit battle could attempt position. The battle is over. It was thought to Michael Waltrip. Jeff Gordon is now eleven twelve wartburg MS thirteen and Dave Blaney correspondent lop onto the back straightaway. Single Plow raised from eleven. Gone back the battle beginning to play for about the visit left. Lord has Jeffrey and have seven. Kevin Hartman has the thought come obvious real early in the going here at home. Say this afternoon that you don't want to be an outside line. Jeff Gordon got caught out there. Lost about four spots trying to get back down the inside the car. Dial in here go back to turn one. Top to dodgers had broken away from the field the advantage for the leader. Bill Elliott Altruism cancar links and from second place third. It's another fifteen hard link March. John Eddie has company. Ricky Rudd now is. Close It on his dodge. So you've got Andretti third rookie running fourth and Sterling. Marlin join that battle. As well recall. Those details took rain breezy third. Here's a challenge. Change for the six position Jeff. Green goes down to the inside of Jason Leifer picks off that spot along with him comes Kevin Harvick he dives to the inside and gets by. Leffler machine as well upfront. Bill Elliott's latest. Now one and a half seconds over teammate Casey Atwood here they come the leaders back into turn number two this time. No-one kept line cop cars everyone. Husky bottom side of the racetrack and things off the corner. Single file their work their way down the back straightaway Ricky Rudd in the Fourth Position Ford Sandwich in a dodge. Oh there's work back to the turn ready and MARLINS third quarter get back to the corner well in the early going. It's certainly the dodgers bill. Elliott's out front. Casey Atwood Second John Ready as third. They drive a dodge. Ricky Rudd is Fourth Sterling. Marlin's in dodge back in fifth Rusty Wallace six Ford. They go back to turn to behind Rusty Wallace. A gap of six four car lengths back to Jeff Green Ben Kevin Harvick behind him. Potentially a battle shaping up feather fought for now Jeff has physician but Kevin Harvick is all over back. Bumper Arctic took a look to the outside off of turn to nothing. Gary wasn't close enough to make the past but behind Harvick. They're double wide. Michael Walker breaks out of line he drives alongside cutler fit and find the lane he back in line with the work back in the corner. Closer to the front. Ricky Rudd is not letting John Andretti too far away. Although Bill Elliott and Casey Atwood or driving way out front row state without a car length of Casey Atwood and Sterling Marlin now closing in on those two Marlin ride in the fifth vicious pecking further. Back there's been some side-by-side badly going on between had also Dale Jarrett terrified of work his way back up through traffic. He's fired back in the center of the packs. Currently he has heaven. Pays UP ALONGSIDE? Also bobby body all of this going on the tail end of the top twenty on the back stretch. Twenty six position that was work off onto the back straight away McCain does open up the inside lane. He will complete the pass on Jerry by the time they reached agree remains a dolphin. Bobby Labonte will blast five here Natalie. Sada's worth over four. Bobby will pick up. One spot in his pontiac is come off turned over four and move back down of the start finish line. Bill Elliott leads. Casey Atwood a second. John Andretti rights third. Ricky Rudd is fourth sterling Marlin's fifth Rusty Wallace six than Jeff freeness seven Kevin Harvick getting aggressive very early trying to pick spots away. He is up in eighth position. Jason Leffler as ninth and Michael. Waltrip is ten but the advantage at the front of the field for the leader. Bill Elliott's a big one. Why six tenths second. He's pulling away a second and a half in front of Casey Atwood at Woodbine. Nearly the same distance