2002 Aaron's 499 – FULL RACE

WE’RE GOING TO BECOME MAGIC TO SO MANY PEOPLE MANY PEOPLE >> YOUR CHECK IS IN THE MAIL? >> YOUR CHECK IS IN THE MAIL? >> HERE THEY COME, AND WE’RE >> HERE THEY COME, AND WE’RE GOING TO GO RACING, BOOGETY, GOING TO GO RACING, BOOGETY, BOOGETY, BOOGETY INTO THE FIRST BOOGETY, BOOGETY INTO THE FIRST TURN, WIDE OPEN! TURN, WIDE OPEN! >> LIKE AIR LOT OF RACETRACK, >> LIKE AIR LOT OF RACETRACK, NOT NECESSARILY HUNTING THE NOT NECESSARILY HUNTING THE BOTTOM, JUST SEEING WHICH LINE BOTTOM, JUST SEEING WHICH LINE MOVES THE QUICKEST MOVES THE QUICKEST >> PRETTY STRUNG OUT START >> PRETTY STRUNG OUT START >> ACTUALLY, IT IS FOR HERE >> ACTUALLY, IT IS FOR HERE THEY USUALLY ARE ALL BADDED UP THEY USUALLY ARE ALL BADDED UP AS THEY GO DOWN IN THAT FIRST AS THEY GO DOWN IN THAT FIRST TURN TURN >> BOBBY GORDON HAD A GOOD CAR >> BOBBY GORDON HAD A GOOD CAR IN HAPPY HOUR YESTERDAY IN HAPPY HOUR YESTERDAY HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH IT, SAW HE WAS VERY HAPPY WITH IT, SAW IT PASSING A LOT OF CARS IT PASSING A LOT OF CARS LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING WELL FOR LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING WELL FOR HIM NOW HIM NOW >> THAT INSIDE LINE, STARTING TO >> THAT INSIDE LINE, STARTING TO MOVE HERE MOVE HERE >> IT’S WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO >> IT’S WHERE EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET, TO THE INSIDE, SAFEST PLACE GET, TO THE INSIDE, SAFEST PLACE TO BE IN ON A START TO BE IN ON A START >> MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE POLE >> MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE POLE SITTER HAS LED THE FIRST LAP SITTER HAS LED THE FIRST LAP >> GOT SOME STEAM UP UNDER THE >> GOT SOME STEAM UP UNDER THE HOOD, GOT SOME PONIES HOOD, GOT SOME PONIES >> AND IT’S GOT THE 15 PUSHING >> AND IT’S GOT THE 15 PUSHING IT ALONG IT ALONG >> THAT’S A LOT OF HELP, TOO >> ROBBIE TOWARD GORDON, HE’S ALREADY BLOCKING SOMEBODY ALREADY BLOCKING SOMEBODY >> JUNIOR >> JUNIOR >> DALE EARNHARDT JR >> DALE EARNHARDT JR THE 8 CAR HAS THE 12 BEHIND HIM THE 8 CAR HAS THE 12 BEHIND HIM >> NOW LEADING ON TRACK ONE, >> NOW LEADING ON TRACK ONE, JIMMIE JOHNSON FROM THE INSIDE JIMMIE JOHNSON FROM THE INSIDE >> OH, THEY’LL GET THEM WARMED >> OH, THEY’LL GET THEM WARMED UP, FLUIDS WILL HEAT UP, THINGS UP, FLUIDS WILL HEAT UP, THINGS WILL PICK UP HERE VERY SHORTLY WILL PICK UP HERE VERY SHORTLY >> KENNY WALLACE, TONY STEWART, >> KENNY WALLACE, TONY STEWART, THREE WIDE IN THE BACK THREE WIDE IN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, IN THE MIDDLE STRAIGHTAWAY, IN THE MIDDLE >> THE COMERS AND THEGOERS HERE >> THE COMERS AND THEGOERS HERE >> 43 CARS, I THINK ONLY ABOUT >> 43 CARS, I THINK ONLY ABOUT FIVE IS RUNNING IN THE SAME FIVE IS RUNNING IN THE SAME POSITION HERE POSITION HERE >> FROM TONY STEWART, LOOKING >> FROM TONY STEWART, LOOKING AHEAD TO JEFF BURTON AHEAD TO JEFF BURTON LET’S LOOK AT SPEED AND RPMs LET’S LOOK AT SPEED AND RPMs >> WON’T SEE SPEED CHANGE THAT >> WON’T SEE SPEED CHANGE THAT MUCH MUCH IT WILL HANG RIGHT IN HERE, IT WILL HANG RIGHT IN HERE, AROUND 7,000 AROUND 7,000 >> GOT 189 MILES AN HOUR, 190, >> GOT 189 MILES AN HOUR, 190, 191, YEAH ABOUT 191 INTO THE 191, YEAH ABOUT 191 INTO THE FIRST TURN FIRST TURN >> KURT BUSCH, SWEPT UP HIGH AND >> KURT BUSCH, SWEPT UP HIGH AND CREATED THAT THIRD LANE CREATED THAT THIRD LANE >> JUST THINK, THEY ONLY >> JUST THINK, THEY ONLY QUALIFIED AT 184 MILES AN HOUR QUALIFIED AT 184 MILES AN HOUR THEY’RE AT 191 RACING THEY’RE AT 191 RACING >> THAT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING THE >> THAT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING THE DRAFT, THE PUSH FROM THE CARS DRAFT, THE PUSH FROM THE CARS BEHIND YOU BEHIND YOU >> ALL THE HELP FROM YOUR >> ALL THE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS BEHIND YOU FRIENDS BEHIND YOU AND HOW ABOUT MATT? AND HOW ABOUT MATT? MATT’S BREATHLESS MATT’S BREATHLESS HE CAN’T SPEAK HE CAN’T SPEAK I DON’T BLAKE HIM, HE MUST BE I DON’T BLAKE HIM, HE MUST BE WATCHING THE MONITOR WATCHING THE MONITOR >> SO ARE MOST OF THESE DRIVERS >> SO ARE MOST OF THESE DRIVERS DARRELL, CAN YOU — THIS HAS GOT DARRELL, CAN YOU — THIS HAS GOT TO BE FUN, BUT IT’S GOT TO BE A TO BE FUN, BUT IT’S GOT TO BE A REALLY INTENSE KIND OF FUN TO BE REALLY INTENSE KIND OF FUN TO BE IN ONE OF THESE CARS IN ONE OF THESE CARS >> IT’S FUN BECAUSE IT’S WHAT >> IT’S FUN BECAUSE IT’S WHAT YOU DO YOU DO I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU MAKE A I MEAN, YOU KNOW, YOU MAKE A LIVING DRIVING THE RACE CAR, LIVING DRIVING THE RACE CAR, THIS IS THE RACE THIS IS THE RACE IT’S REALLY GOOD WHEN YOU FEEL IT’S REALLY GOOD WHEN YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND THAT’S NOT VERY COMFORTABLE AND THAT’S NOT VERY OFTEN HERE OFTEN HERE YOUR CARS DANCE AROUND, THE WIND YOUR CARS DANCE AROUND, THE WIND MOVES THEM AROUND SO MUCH, MOVES THEM AROUND SO MUCH, TURBULENCE, LOTS OF TURBULENCE TURBULENCE, LOTS OF TURBULENCE >> NOW, THEY’RE THREE WIDE, BUT >> NOW, THEY’RE THREE WIDE, BUT THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE A BAD THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE A BAD LANE LANE >> IT’S OKAY RIGHT NOW, THEY’RE >> IT’S OKAY RIGHT NOW, THEY’RE ON FRESH TIRES, EVERYBODY’S ON FRESH TIRES, EVERYBODY’S REALLY UP ON THE WHEEL RIGHT NOW REALLY UP ON THE WHEEL RIGHT NOW NOBODY’S — EVERYBODY’S KIND OF NOBODY’S — EVERYBODY’S KIND OF MINDING THEIR MANNERS MINDING THEIR MANNERS THAT’S THE WHOLE THING ABOUT THAT’S THE WHOLE THING ABOUT THIS RACE, MINDING YOUR MANNERS THIS RACE, MINDING YOUR MANNERS >> YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THESE >> YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THESE GUYS ARE RUNNING, DARRELL, THAT GUYS ARE RUNNING, DARRELL, THAT WOULD BE TRUST, RIGHT THERE WOULD BE TRUST, RIGHT THERE THEY’RE THREE BY THREE FOR TEN THEY’RE THREE BY THREE FOR TEN ROWS ROWS >> WHAT WOULD HAPPEN — IT’S >> WHAT WOULD HAPPEN — IT’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT, WHAT YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT, WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMETHING HAPPENS IN THE FRONT OF THIS HAPPENS IN THE FRONT OF THIS WHOLE PACK OF CARS WHOLE PACK OF CARS >> THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED >> THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY YESTERDAY THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME TO SEE, THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME TO SEE, THE WHOLE FIELD OF WINSTON CUP THE WHOLE FIELD OF WINSTON CUP CARS FANNED OUT THREE WIDE, ALL CARS FANNED OUT THREE WIDE, ALL THE WAY BACK THROUGH 40th PLACE THE WAY BACK THROUGH 40th PLACE >> AND GUESS WHAT, THIS IS THE >> AND GUESS WHAT, THIS IS THE WAY IT WILL BE FOR THE NEXT WAY IT WILL BE FOR THE NEXT 3 1/2 HOURS 3 1/2 HOURS SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO RUN OUT TO SO YOU MIGHT WANT TO RUN OUT TO THE GARAGE AND GET YOU A ROLL OF THE GARAGE AND GET YOU A ROLL OF DUCT TAPE, TAPE YOUR TV DOWN, DUCT TAPE, TAPE YOUR TV DOWN, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO GET BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO GET EXCITING! EXCITING! >> KURT BUSCH IN THAT 97 CAR >> KURT BUSCH IN THAT 97 CAR RIGHT THERE, THE JACK ROUSH CAR, RIGHT THERE, THE JACK ROUSH CAR, HE’S BRINGING THAT OUTSIDE LINE, HE’S BRINGING THAT OUTSIDE LINE, THEY PULLED UP BESIDE ROBBY GORDON IN THE MIDDLE LINE RIGHT THERE THERE >> THESE CARS ARE BUFFING AROUND >> THESE CARS ARE BUFFING AROUND NOT NECESSARILY THE DRIVER DOING NOT NECESSARILY THE DRIVER DOING THAT THAT WHEN THEY’RE THREE WIDE, THEY’RE WHEN THEY’RE THREE WIDE, THEY’RE GOING TO MOVE AROUND GOING TO MOVE AROUND THAT’S THE PROBLEM, YOU MOVE THAT’S THE PROBLEM, YOU MOVE AROUND, GET INTO THE GUY BESIDE AROUND, GET INTO THE GUY BESIDE YOU, KNOCK HIM INTO SOMEBODY YOU, KNOCK HIM INTO SOMEBODY ELSE AND AWAY THEY GO ELSE AND AWAY THEY GO >> THE TRACK IS VERY BUMPY ALL >> THE TRACK IS VERY BUMPY ALL THE WAY AROUND THE WAY AROUND THEY BOUNCE AROUND THEY BOUNCE AROUND >> IF WE HAD DYNAMIC SCORING, IT >> IF WE HAD DYNAMIC SCORING, IT COULDN’T KEEP UP COULDN’T KEEP UP KURT BUSCH IS 6th, 7th, 8th — KURT BUSCH IS 6th, 7th, 8th — 6th 6th HE HASN’T MOVED, BUT THE WHOLE HE HASN’T MOVED, BUT THE WHOLE PACK MOVED AROUND HIM PACK MOVED AROUND HIM >> THEY’RE FOUR WIDE INTO TURN >> THEY’RE FOUR WIDE INTO TURN ONE ONE BOYS THIS IS HOLD YOUR BREATH BOYS THIS IS HOLD YOUR BREATH TIME TIME EVERYBODY HERE, HOLD YOUR EVERYBODY HERE, HOLD YOUR BREATH BREATH >> HUT STRICKLIN, STUCK IN THE >> HUT STRICKLIN, STUCK IN THE MIDDLE MIDDLE >> DARRELL, THESE GUYS WILL DO, >> DARRELL, THESE GUYS WILL DO, WITH THAT 7/8th RESTRICTOR PLATE WITH THAT 7/8th RESTRICTOR PLATE THAT TAKES HORSEPOWER IF YOU THAT TAKES HORSEPOWER IF YOU CATCH SOMEBODY, THEY’LL DRAG THE CATCH SOMEBODY, THEY’LL DRAG THE BACK PEDAL BACK PEDAL WON’T BACK OFF THE THROTTLE, WON’T BACK OFF THE THROTTLE, THEY’LL DRAG THE BACK PEDAL THEY’LL DRAG THE BACK PEDAL >> ONCE YOU GET THEM WOUND UP, >> ONCE YOU GET THEM WOUND UP, YOU CAN’T GET OFF YOU CAN’T GET OFF IF YOU DON’T GET RUN OVER, YOU

IF YOU DON’T GET RUN OVER, YOU LOSE SPOTS LOSE SPOTS YOU CAN GET BRISTOL-STOMPED HERE YOU CAN GET BRISTOL-STOMPED HERE TOO TOO >> IT’S A DRIVER’S NIGHTMARE >> IT’S A DRIVER’S NIGHTMARE GOT A CAR IN FRONT OF HIM, A GOT A CAR IN FRONT OF HIM, A LITTLE QUICKER, BUT CAN’T GO LITTLE QUICKER, BUT CAN’T GO AROUND HIM, SOMEBODY BEHIND HIM AROUND HIM, SOMEBODY BEHIND HIM BUMPING HIM, IT’S CONSTANT BUMPING HIM, IT’S CONSTANT CONFUSION CONFUSION AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT LINE TO AND YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT LINE TO GET IN GET IN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LINE YOU’RE ALL OF A SUDDEN THE LINE YOU’RE IN STARTS MOVING IN STARTS MOVING YOU HAVE TO GET IN THE INSIDE, YOU HAVE TO GET IN THE INSIDE, THEN THE OUTSIDE THEN THE OUTSIDE GORDON TRYING TO GET IN BEHIND GORDON TRYING TO GET IN BEHIND DALE EARNHARDT JR DALE EARNHARDT JR DALE EARNHARDT JR. GOT A RUN DALE EARNHARDT JR. GOT A RUN ALONG THE OUTSIDE OF HIM ALONG THE OUTSIDE OF HIM >> THERE IS NOWHERE IN THE WORLD >> THERE IS NOWHERE IN THE WORLD YOU CAN SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS YOU CAN SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS THERE’S NOT A RIDE AT DISNEY THERE’S NOT A RIDE AT DISNEY WORLD, THERE’S NOT A COMPUTER WORLD, THERE’S NOT A COMPUTER GAME, THERE’S NOT A RACETRACK GAME, THERE’S NOT A RACETRACK YOU CAN GO AND SEE SOMETHING YOU CAN GO AND SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS LIKE THIS >> BIGGEST SMILE BELONGS TO JEFF >> BIGGEST SMILE BELONGS TO JEFF BURTON, STARTED 25th, SNACKED BURTON, STARTED 25th, SNACKED HIS WAY UP TO 10th PLACE HIS WAY UP TO 10th PLACE JIMMIE JOHNSON LED EVERY ONE OF JIMMIE JOHNSON LED EVERY ONE OF THE SIX LAPS SO FAR THE SIX LAPS SO FAR MICHAEL WALTRIP, DALE EARNHARDT MICHAEL WALTRIP, DALE EARNHARDT JR., IN HOT PURSUIT >>> DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S RED NUMBER CHEVROLET SLICED INSIDE NUMBER CHEVROLET SLICED INSIDE JOHNSON TO TAKE THE LEAD JOHNSON TO TAKE THE LEAD JEFF BURTON, COMING FROM 25th JEFF BURTON, COMING FROM 25th SPOT SPOT >> QUITE A MOVE FROM THE INSIDE >> QUITE A MOVE FROM THE INSIDE BETWEEN MICHAEL AND THE 48 CAR BETWEEN MICHAEL AND THE 48 CAR TO GET TO THE LEAD TO GET TO THE LEAD QUITE A MOVE QUITE A MOVE >> WIN A TRIP TO A NASCAR RACE >> WIN A TRIP TO A NASCAR RACE CALL COLLECT, 1-800, CALL-ATT CALL COLLECT, 1-800, CALL-ATT >> JEFF GREEN, ANOTHER MOVER, >> JEFF GREEN, ANOTHER MOVER, FROM 30th TO 5th FROM 30th TO 5th >> THAT’S KIND OF WHAT HAPPENED, >> THAT’S KIND OF WHAT HAPPENED, YOU GET COMERS AND GOERS YOU GET COMERS AND GOERS LIKE A LITTLE CHESS MATCH, TRY LIKE A LITTLE CHESS MATCH, TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU END UP TO FIGURE OUT WHERE YOU END UP AT THE END OF THE DAY AT THE END OF THE DAY >> THE LAST FOUR RESTRICTOR >> THE LAST FOUR RESTRICTOR RACES, THREE TOP TEN FINISHES, RACES, THREE TOP TEN FINISHES, INCLUDING ONE HERE AND ONE AT INCLUDING ONE HERE AND ONE AT DAYTONA DAYTONA >> TRYING TO HELP MICHAEL, MOVE >> TRYING TO HELP MICHAEL, MOVE OVER IN FRONT OF MICHAEL TO GIVE OVER IN FRONT OF MICHAEL TO GIVE MICHAEL THE PULL MICHAEL THE PULL JOHNSON DOING A GOOD JOB OF JOHNSON DOING A GOOD JOB OF HANGING WITH THEM, AS WELL AS HANGING WITH THEM, AS WELL AS ROBBY GORDON ROBBY GORDON >> I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR >> I WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR POINT’S LEADER POINT’S LEADER I THINK THERE WAS SURPRISE ON I THINK THERE WAS SURPRISE ON QUALIFYING DAY QUALIFYING DAY MARLIN, QUALIFIED 33rd — BATTLE MARLIN, QUALIFIED 33rd — BATTLE FOR THE LEAD BETWEEN TEAMMATES FOR THE LEAD BETWEEN TEAMMATES MICHAEL WALTRIP, 15 CAR — MICHAEL WALTRIP, 15 CAR — >> OH, EASY, 48 >> OH, EASY, 48 HE ALMOST CAME DOWN IN FRONT OF HE ALMOST CAME DOWN IN FRONT OF THAT 31 CAR AND THAT WOULD HAVE THAT 31 CAR AND THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS BEEN DISASTROUS >> 31 HAS HELP FROM HIS TEAMMATE >> 31 HAS HELP FROM HIS TEAMMATE JEFF GREEN JEFF GREEN >> 48 CAR, JOHNSON, LOST HIS >> 48 CAR, JOHNSON, LOST HIS MOMENTUM RUSHING AROUND THERE MOMENTUM RUSHING AROUND THERE IT WILL COST HIM, IN THE MIDDLE, IT WILL COST HIM, IN THE MIDDLE, FALLING BREAKFAST, WITH NO HELP FALLING BREAKFAST, WITH NO HELP >> STERLING’S ALL THE WAY UP TO >> STERLING’S ALL THE WAY UP TO 15th, IS WHERE I WAS HEADED WITH 15th, IS WHERE I WAS HEADED WITH THAT STORY THAT STORY THAT WAS SOME CONCERN STARTING THAT WAS SOME CONCERN STARTING THAT FAR BACK THAT FAR BACK >> WELL, IT’S STILL A LOT — >> WELL, IT’S STILL A LOT — LOOK AT THESE GUYS, I MEAN, LOOK AT THESE GUYS, I MEAN, STILL A LOT OF CONCERN, AS FAR STILL A LOT OF CONCERN, AS FAR AS THE FIRST 20 LAPS OR SO IS AS THE FIRST 20 LAPS OR SO IS REALLY, REALLY NERVE-RACKING, REALLY, REALLY NERVE-RACKING, FROM A DRIVER’S PERSPECTIVE AND FROM A DRIVER’S PERSPECTIVE AND EVERYBODY WATCHING AS WELL EVERYBODY WATCHING AS WELL WARD BURTON, CURRENTLY IN 15th WARD BURTON, CURRENTLY IN 15th PLACE PLACE OUR DAYTONA 500 WINNER OUR DAYTONA 500 WINNER STEVE STEVE >> MIKE, IN TALKING TO WARD >> MIKE, IN TALKING TO WARD BURTON AND CREW CHIEF THIS BURTON AND CREW CHIEF THIS MORNING, THEY WEREN’T MAKING MORNING, THEY WEREN’T MAKING CHANGES TO THE CAR, BUT BURTON CHANGES TO THE CAR, BUT BURTON CONCERNED ABOUT BLIND SPOTS, CONCERNED ABOUT BLIND SPOTS, HAVING TROUBLE SEEING CARS HAVING TROUBLE SEEING CARS AROUND HIM AROUND HIM THEY DID ADD — CUT FOAM RUBBER THEY DID ADD — CUT FOAM RUBBER INSERTS OUT TO BOOST HIS SEAT IN INSERTS OUT TO BOOST HIS SEAT IN THE DRIVER’S COCKPIT A LITTLE THE DRIVER’S COCKPIT A LITTLE HAVING A HARD TIME SEEING, SAID, HAVING A HARD TIME SEEING, SAID, I CAN’T TRUST MY SPOTTER, I HAVE I CAN’T TRUST MY SPOTTER, I HAVE GOT TO FEEL AND SEE EVERYTHING GOT TO FEEL AND SEE EVERYTHING >> THE 48 CAR, THE MOVE AROUND >> THE 48 CAR, THE MOVE AROUND THAT CAR BY DALE EARNHARDT JR THAT CAR BY DALE EARNHARDT JR WAS CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE WAS CHOREOGRAPHED BY THE SPOTTER SPOTTER TOLD HIS SPOTTER, JUST TELL HIM TOLD HIS SPOTTER, JUST TELL HIM GO WITH ME, AND GET AROUND HIM GO WITH ME, AND GET AROUND HIM TONY STEWART, THEY WORKED TONY STEWART, THEY WORKED TOGETHER A LOT TOGETHER A LOT A LOT OF RESPECT THESE TWO A LOT OF RESPECT THESE TWO DRIVERS HAVE TOGETHER DRIVERS HAVE TOGETHER THEIR CARS WORK WELL TOGETHER, THEIR CARS WORK WELL TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY WITH STEWART PUSHING ESPECIALLY WITH STEWART PUSHING THE 8 THE 8 THAT’S WHY THEY FEEL THE 99’S THAT’S WHY THEY FEEL THE 99’S RUNNING SO WELL IS BECAUSE THE RUNNING SO WELL IS BECAUSE THE 20’S PUSHING THE 99 20’S PUSHING THE 99 >> LAST TIME I CHECKED, JOHNSON >> LAST TIME I CHECKED, JOHNSON A LITTLE BIT OVER DALE EARNHARDT A LITTLE BIT OVER DALE EARNHARDT JR JR GET AROUND THIS YOUNG BOY HERE GET AROUND THIS YOUNG BOY HERE >> EXCEPT IN TERMS OF WINSTON >> EXCEPT IN TERMS OF WINSTON CUP EXPERIENCE CUP EXPERIENCE >> TO PUT A PERIOD ON WARD >> TO PUT A PERIOD ON WARD BURTON, THAT’S NOT THE CAR HE BURTON, THAT’S NOT THE CAR HE WON THE DAYTONA 500 WON THE DAYTONA 500 BECAUSE THAT CAR GOES IN DAYTONA BECAUSE THAT CAR GOES IN DAYTONA USA FOR A YEAR USA FOR A YEAR >> HE WAS THE FASTEST QUALIFYING >> HE WAS THE FASTEST QUALIFYING DODGE DODGE STILL GOT A GOOD RIDE STILL GOT A GOOD RIDE >> YOU DON’T GET THE TACH, THE >> YOU DON’T GET THE TACH, THE STEERING WHEEL, THE SHOCKS, STEERING WHEEL, THE SHOCKS, ANYTHING OUT OF THAT WINNING CAR ANYTHING OUT OF THAT WINNING CAR FOR A YEAR FOR A YEAR >> LIKE SCHRADER IN THE 36, HE’S >> LIKE SCHRADER IN THE 36, HE’S GOT PROBLEMS, FALLING BACK, GOT PROBLEMS, FALLING BACK, USING THE DRAFT USING THE DRAFT I’D SAY NORMALLY THAT’S AN I’D SAY NORMALLY THAT’S AN ENGINE PROBLEM ENGINE PROBLEM >> SOUNDS OKAY THOUGH, I DON’T >> SOUNDS OKAY THOUGH, I DON’T HEAR ANY MISFIRE OR ANYTHING HEAR ANY MISFIRE OR ANYTHING MAYBE HE GOT KNOCKED SIDEWAYS MAYBE HE GOT KNOCKED SIDEWAYS >> HE’S JUST REGROUPING >> HE’S JUST REGROUPING IF HE DID, IT WILL TAKE HIM A IF HE DID, IT WILL TAKE HIM A WHILE TO GET OVER IT WHILE TO GET OVER IT >> THE M&M GLOBAL VOTE, FOR >> THE M&M GLOBAL VOTE, FOR WHICH WILL BECOME THE NEW COLOR WHICH WILL BECOME THE NEW COLOR M&M, PURPLE, PINK, OR AQUA

M&M, PURPLE, PINK, OR AQUA >> AH — >> AH — >> PURPLE >> PURPLE >> THAT VOTE’S COMING FROM 75 >> THAT VOTE’S COMING FROM 75 COUNTRIES COUNTRIES THERE’S COUNTRY’S VOTING DON’T THERE’S COUNTRY’S VOTING DON’T EVEN GET TO VOTE IN THE POLITICS EVEN GET TO VOTE IN THE POLITICS OF THAT COUNTRY OF THAT COUNTRY >> QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK A REAL >> QUITE FRANKLY, I THINK A REAL M&M WOULD BE PINK M&M WOULD BE PINK >> OH, DARRELL >> OH, DARRELL >> SCHRADER SAYS HE DOESN’T HAVE >> SCHRADER SAYS HE DOESN’T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PINK A PROBLEM WITH PINK >> I LIKE PINK >> I LIKE PINK >> WHICHEVER COLOR WINS THE VOTE >> WHICHEVER COLOR WINS THE VOTE HE HAS TO DRIVE THAT COLOR CAR HE HAS TO DRIVE THAT COLOR CAR >> THAT’S WHY I THINK IT WILL BE >> THAT’S WHY I THINK IT WILL BE PERFECT, SCHRADER IN A PINK CAR PERFECT, SCHRADER IN A PINK CAR >> OKAY, FOLKS, WE’RE ON PINK >> OKAY, FOLKS, WE’RE ON PINK JEFF GORDON HAS PASSED HIS JEFF GORDON HAS PASSED HIS PROTEGEE, JIMMIE JOHNSON, THE PROTEGEE, JIMMIE JOHNSON, THE 48 48 GORDON HALF OWNER OF JOHNSON’S GORDON HALF OWNER OF JOHNSON’S CA CA JEREMY MAYFIELD RIGHT BEHIND JEREMY MAYFIELD RIGHT BEHIND GORDON GORDON >> THERE’S TWO KINDS OF DRIVERS >> THERE’S TWO KINDS OF DRIVERS HERE, THOSE THAT KNOW WHAT TO HERE, THOSE THAT KNOW WHAT TO FEAR AND THOSE THAT DON’T FEAR AND THOSE THAT DON’T YOU’LL SEE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT YOU’LL SEE TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT DRIVING STYLES AND RACING STYLES DRIVING STYLES AND RACING STYLES BETWEEN THOSE KINDS OF DRIVERS BETWEEN THOSE KINDS OF DRIVERS THOSE BOYS OUT IN FRONT, THEY THOSE BOYS OUT IN FRONT, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEAR DON’T KNOW WHAT TO FEAR >> GORDON FELL BACK TO 25th, NOW >> GORDON FELL BACK TO 25th, NOW WORKED HIS WAY BACK TO 10th WORKED HIS WAY BACK TO 10th >> STEVE, WHAT’S WRONG WITH >> STEVE, WHAT’S WRONG WITH KENNY SCHRADER’S CAR? KENNY SCHRADER’S CAR? >> YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE >> YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE THIS THIS CONTINUING OUR TRADITION OF CONTINUING OUR TRADITION OF TALLEDEGA STRANGENESS, SCHRADER TALLEDEGA STRANGENESS, SCHRADER RADIOS AND SAYS A PIECE OF BAR RADIOS AND SAYS A PIECE OF BAR PADDING FELL OFF, HIT THE PADDING FELL OFF, HIT THE IGNITION SWITCH AND KILLED THE IGNITION SWITCH AND KILLED THE MOTOR MOTOR >> THANK GOODNESS — >> THANK GOODNESS — >> AS STRAPPED IN AS HE IS, HE >> AS STRAPPED IN AS HE IS, HE CAN REACH THAT SWITCH CAN REACH THAT SWITCH >> PUT THAT IN YOUR BOOK OF >> PUT THAT IN YOUR BOOK OF EXCUSES EXCUSES >> OH, YEAH, BIG HELP TODAY, >> OH, YEAH, BIG HELP TODAY, WASN’T IT? WASN’T IT? >> YEAH, YEAH, PUT THAT IN YOUR >> YEAH, YEAH, PUT THAT IN YOUR BOOK OF EXCUSES OF WHY I DIDN’T BOOK OF EXCUSES OF WHY I DIDN’T WIN WIN >> THE PROBLEM HE HAS, HE’S LOST >> THE PROBLEM HE HAS, HE’S LOST THE DRAFT THE DRAFT HE NEEDS A CAUTION FLAG TO BE HE NEEDS A CAUTION FLAG TO BE ABLE TO CATCH BACK UP ABLE TO CATCH BACK UP HAS NO HELP BACK THERE TO PUSH HAS NO HELP BACK THERE TO PUSH HIM TO THE PACK HIM TO THE PACK >> RIGHT NOW IF THERE WAS A >> RIGHT NOW IF THERE WAS A CAUTION FLAG, IF IT HAPPENS IN CAUTION FLAG, IF IT HAPPENS IN FRONT OF HIM, WOULD BARELY SLOW FRONT OF HIM, WOULD BARELY SLOW DOWN BEFORE HE GOT INTO IT DOWN BEFORE HE GOT INTO IT >> PERFECT POSITION TO DODGE IT >>> 20 LAPS COMPLETE AT TALLEDEGA TALLEDEGA NO CHANGE AMONG THE TOP TEN NO CHANGE AMONG THE TOP TEN DALE EARNHARDT JR. STILL LEADING DALE EARNHARDT JR. STILL LEADING RYAN NEWMAN’S, CHEVY VERSUS RYAN NEWMAN’S, CHEVY VERSUS FORD FORD >> THE TOP SEVEN HAD ORGANIZED >> THE TOP SEVEN HAD ORGANIZED THEY SELF- IN A SINGLE FIRE THEY SELF- IN A SINGLE FIRE >> YOU KNOW WHY, BECAUSE OF THE >> YOU KNOW WHY, BECAUSE OF THE WISE VETERAN, JEFF GORDON, SAID, WISE VETERAN, JEFF GORDON, SAID, COME ON, GUYS, YOU GETTING AWAY COME ON, GUYS, YOU GETTING AWAY >> AND THEN, RUSH HOUR, THREE >> AND THEN, RUSH HOUR, THREE WIDE THROUGH THE REST OF THE WIDE THROUGH THE REST OF THE PACK PACK >> THE MESSAGE HASN’T GOT BACK >> THE MESSAGE HASN’T GOT BACK THAT FAR YET THAT FAR YET BUT YOU SEE, EVERYBODY’S TRYING, BUT YOU SEE, EVERYBODY’S TRYING, EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO GET INTO EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO GET INTO ONE LINE ONE LINE AS LONG AS YOU GOT SOMEBODY AS LONG AS YOU GOT SOMEBODY BEHIND YOU, IT’S OKAY BEHIND YOU, IT’S OKAY AS LONG AS YOU GOT SOMEBODY AS LONG AS YOU GOT SOMEBODY PUSHING YOU, YOU CAN KIND OF PUSHING YOU, YOU CAN KIND OF SUCK UP, IT’S OKAY SUCK UP, IT’S OKAY >> SEE HOW QUICK THAT GROUP IS >> SEE HOW QUICK THAT GROUP IS CLOSING, JEFF GORDON IN THE 24, CLOSING, JEFF GORDON IN THE 24, A LITTLE LET THAN A SECOND A LITTLE LET THAN A SECOND BEHIND BEHIND IT’S CLOSING AS YOU GET LINED IT’S CLOSING AS YOU GET LINED UP UP YOU GET LINED UP, YOU CAN CATCH YOU GET LINED UP, YOU CAN CATCH A PACK, YOU’RE PUSHING AND A PACK, YOU’RE PUSHING AND PULLING EACH OTHER PULLING EACH OTHER >> CLOSE ENOUGH TO SNIFF THE >> CLOSE ENOUGH TO SNIFF THE DRAFT OF THAT FRONT PACK, AREN’T DRAFT OF THAT FRONT PACK, AREN’T THEY? THEY? >> OH, YEAH, THEY’RE THERE NOW >> OH, YEAH, THEY’RE THERE NOW ABOUT 100 YARDS ABOUT 100 YARDS >> WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE CATS >> WHAT HAPPENS TO THESE CATS BACK IN HERE, HANDLING, I DON’T BACK IN HERE, HANDLING, I DON’T CARE WHAT NOBODY SAYS, HANDLING CARE WHAT NOBODY SAYS, HANDLING MAKES A DIFFERENCE EVERYWHERE MAKES A DIFFERENCE EVERYWHERE IF YOU HAVE TO START SQUEEZING IF YOU HAVE TO START SQUEEZING UP OUT OF THE THROTTLE BECAUSE UP OUT OF THE THROTTLE BECAUSE YOUR CAR’S PUSHING OR IT’S NOT YOUR CAR’S PUSHING OR IT’S NOT COMFORTABLE IN TRAFFIC, COMFORTABLE IN TRAFFIC, EVERYBODY GETS AWAY FROM YOU EVERYBODY GETS AWAY FROM YOU >> WHERE THE GAP IS BEGINNING TO >> WHERE THE GAP IS BEGINNING TO DEVELOP, AS YOU WATCH JEFF DEVELOP, AS YOU WATCH JEFF GORDON AT 190 MILES AN HOUR, IS GORDON AT 190 MILES AN HOUR, IS FROM THE SINGLE FILE TO THE FROM THE SINGLE FILE TO THE DOUBLE WIDE CARS DOUBLE WIDE CARS THAT’S WHERE THE GAP IS THAT’S WHERE THE GAP IS BUILDING BUILDING >> THESE GUYS RIGHT HERE, >> THESE GUYS RIGHT HERE, THERE’S NOTHING THEY CAN DO THERE’S NOTHING THEY CAN DO IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE IN SOME IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE IN SOME KIND OF CONTROL KIND OF CONTROL THEY’RE GOING TO GET LEFT BEHIND THEY’RE GOING TO GET LEFT BEHIND IF THEY DON’T HURRY UP AND GET IF THEY DON’T HURRY UP AND GET IN LINE IN LINE >> WE HAVE ABOUT THE TOP 19 CARS >> WE HAVE ABOUT THE TOP 19 CARS LINED UP LINED UP UNTIL THAT GROUP GETS ORGANIZED UNTIL THAT GROUP GETS ORGANIZED IN A SINGLE FILE IT WILL IN A SINGLE FILE IT WILL CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY >> THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO >> THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO DECIDE WHICH LINE IS THE FASTEST DECIDE WHICH LINE IS THE FASTEST INSIDE, OUTSIDE, MIDDLE INSIDE, OUTSIDE, MIDDLE HAVEN’T FIGURED THAT OUT YET HAVEN’T FIGURED THAT OUT YET >> POLE SITTER JIMMIE JOHNSON >> POLE SITTER JIMMIE JOHNSON HAS DROPPED BACK IN THE FIELD TO HAS DROPPED BACK IN THE FIELD TO 16th PLEASE 16th PLEASE DICK BERGGREN DICK BERGGREN >> HE RADIOED, SAID THE CAR IS >> HE RADIOED, SAID THE CAR IS MORE LOOSE THAN ANYTHING ELSE MORE LOOSE THAN ANYTHING ELSE TRIED TO RUN UP ON HIS TEAMMATE TRIED TO RUN UP ON HIS TEAMMATE JEFF GORDON AND SAID THE CAR GOT JEFF GORDON AND SAID THE CAR GOT MORE LOOSE MORE LOOSE HE’S TOLD THE CREW THE WATER HE’S TOLD THE CREW THE WATER TEMPERATURE HAS RISEN, THAT WILL TEMPERATURE HAS RISEN, THAT WILL MAKE IT TOUGH TO CLOSE UP ON THE MAKE IT TOUGH TO CLOSE UP ON THE BACK END OF ANYBODY BACK END OF ANYBODY >> WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE >> WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE WATER TEMPERATURE? THE WATER TEMPERATURE? >> HERE THEY WOULD BE 210 >> HERE THEY WOULD BE 210 THESE THINGS START MISFIRING THESE THINGS START MISFIRING INTERNALLY INTERNALLY YOU GOT THAT RESTRICTOR PLATE, YOU GOT THAT RESTRICTOR PLATE, THE HEAT GOES UP, POWER GOES THE HEAT GOES UP, POWER GOES DOWN, WON’T RUN A LICK >> SHE BOGS DOWN ON HIM >> MIKE SKINNER, CHANGED ENGINES >> MIKE SKINNER, CHANGED ENGINES HAD TO START AT THE TAIL END OF HAD TO START AT THE TAIL END OF THE FIELD AND LOOK AT HIS THE FIELD AND LOOK AT HIS PROGRESS PROGRESS >> HE WAS AT THE TAIL END OF THE >> HE WAS AT THE TAIL END OF THE FIELD FIELD DIDN’T COMPLETE HIS QUALIFYING DIDN’T COMPLETE HIS QUALIFYING RUN AT THE END OF THE DAY AND RUN AT THE END OF THE DAY AND HE’S UP TO 16th HE’S UP TO 16th DEFINITELY MAKING A MOVE IN THIS DEFINITELY MAKING A MOVE IN THIS 4 CAR 4 CAR >> AND AS I WAS SAYING ABOUT >> AND AS I WAS SAYING ABOUT HANDLING, YOU HEAR JIMMIE HANDLING, YOU HEAR JIMMIE JOHNSON SAYING, MY CAR’S LOSER JOHNSON SAYING, MY CAR’S LOSER THAN IT HAS BEEN ALL WEEK THAN IT HAS BEEN ALL WEEK HE HASN’T BEEN OUT THERE WITH 40 HE HASN’T BEEN OUT THERE WITH 40 CARS

CARS YOU GET OUT THERE, YOU’RE PRETTY YOU GET OUT THERE, YOU’RE PRETTY HAPPY WITH THE TAPE ON THE GRILL HAPPY WITH THE TAPE ON THE GRILL TEMPERATURES GOOD TEMPERATURES GOOD WHEN YOU PUT ALL THESE CARS OUT WHEN YOU PUT ALL THESE CARS OUT THERE TOGETHER, CHANGES THERE TOGETHER, CHANGES EVERYTHING EVERYTHING >> THE FIELD HAS NOW BROKEN UP >> THE FIELD HAS NOW BROKEN UP INTO TWO PACKS INTO TWO PACKS THIS IS KENNY WALLACE, POLE THIS IS KENNY WALLACE, POLE SITTER JIMMIE JOHNSON TO THE SITTER JIMMIE JOHNSON TO THE LEFT, ATWOOD TO THE RIGHT LEFT, ATWOOD TO THE RIGHT TRYING TO PUSH UP THROUGH THE TRYING TO PUSH UP THROUGH THE MIDDLE MIDDLE >> THAT MIDDLE’S A SUCKER HOLE >> THAT MIDDLE’S A SUCKER HOLE IT WILL PULL YOU UP IN THERE YOU IT WILL PULL YOU UP IN THERE YOU THINK, AH, THIS IS THE WAY TO GO THINK, AH, THIS IS THE WAY TO GO THEN BACKWARDS YOU GO THEN BACKWARDS YOU GO >> THE FIELD SPLIT UP INTO TWO >> THE FIELD SPLIT UP INTO TWO DISTINCT PACKS DISTINCT PACKS MARK MARTIN TRYING TO LEAD THAT MARK MARTIN TRYING TO LEAD THAT SECOND PACK FORWARD, ALONG WITH SECOND PACK FORWARD, ALONG WITH RICKY RUDD RICKY RUDD >> IT SEEMS THAT THOSE FIRST >> IT SEEMS THAT THOSE FIRST SEVEN CARS ARE A GOOD BIT SEVEN CARS ARE A GOOD BIT QUICKER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE AND QUICKER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE AND THEY STAY SINGLE FILE AND THE THEY STAY SINGLE FILE AND THE OTHER CARS CAN PULL UP TO THEM, OTHER CARS CAN PULL UP TO THEM, BUT THAT’S ALL THEY CAN DO IS BUT THAT’S ALL THEY CAN DO IS PULL UP TO THEM PULL UP TO THEM >> AND THEN YOU SEE, THEY GET >> AND THEN YOU SEE, THEY GET DOUBLE FILE AGAIN DOUBLE FILE AGAIN >> AS SOON AS WE GET THERE, THEY >> AS SOON AS WE GET THERE, THEY SAY, OH, WE CAUGHT THEM, LET’S SAY, OH, WE CAUGHT THEM, LET’S RACE AGAIN, AND THEN THEY DROP RACE AGAIN, AND THEN THEY DROP BEHIND BEHIND >> JEFF GREEN WANTED TO GET TO >> JEFF GREEN WANTED TO GET TO THE INSIDE, AND TOOK IT THE INSIDE, AND TOOK IT BY THE WAY, FOLKS, YOU DON’T BY THE WAY, FOLKS, YOU DON’T GIVE HAND SIGNALS OR TURN GIVE HAND SIGNALS OR TURN SIGNALS HERE, YOU JUST TAKE IT SIGNALS HERE, YOU JUST TAKE IT >> THERE’S THE BREAKAWAY, SEVEN >> THERE’S THE BREAKAWAY, SEVEN CARS, AND HERE’S THE REST OF THE CARS, AND HERE’S THE REST OF THE FIELD FIELD >> JEFF GORDON IN THE 24, HE’S >> JEFF GORDON IN THE 24, HE’S JUST ON THE VERGE OF LOSING THAT JUST ON THE VERGE OF LOSING THAT GROOVE GROOVE HE RUN UP THERE, TOO PRODUCT OF HE RUN UP THERE, TOO PRODUCT OF THE RESTRICTOR PLATE IS YOU WILL THE RESTRICTOR PLATE IS YOU WILL GET SO CLOSE TO THEM AND YOU GET SO CLOSE TO THEM AND YOU JUST CAN’T GET TO THE REAR JUST CAN’T GET TO THE REAR BUMPER, IT’S LIKE A WALL YOU RUN BUMPER, IT’S LIKE A WALL YOU RUN UP AGAINST UP AGAINST >> A WALL OF AIR >> A WALL OF AIR SOME CARS GO ON, OTHERS WILL DIE SOME CARS GO ON, OTHERS WILL DIE THEY JUST STOP THEY JUST STOP >> THEY PULLED THEM UP THERE >> THEY PULLED THEM UP THERE BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH STEAM BUT HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH STEAM TO STAY WITH THEM TO STAY WITH THEM >> THAT WAS 191, LOOK AT HIM >> THAT WAS 191, LOOK AT HIM NOW NOW >> YOU CAN DROP AS MUCH AS 500 >> YOU CAN DROP AS MUCH AS 500 RPM IN AND OUT OF THE DRAFT RPM IN AND OUT OF THE DRAFT YOU CAN LOSE FOUR OR FIVE MILES YOU CAN LOSE FOUR OR FIVE MILES AN HOUR, IN OR OUT OF THE DRAFT AN HOUR, IN OR OUT OF THE DRAFT A GOOD EXAMPLE, SCHRADER’S A GOOD EXAMPLE, SCHRADER’S RUNNING 52.90 RUNNING 52.90 THE LEADER IS RUNNING 50.90, TWO THE LEADER IS RUNNING 50.90, TWO SECONDS SECONDS >> SIX CARS, THEN GORDON, AND >> SIX CARS, THEN GORDON, AND THE SECOND PACK NOW HAS CAUGHT THE SECOND PACK NOW HAS CAUGHT UP TO GORDON UP TO GORDON >> WHEN THEY GET BEHIND AND >> WHEN THEY GET BEHIND AND START PUSHING HIM, THEY’LL GO START PUSHING HIM, THEY’LL GO FORWARD AGAIN, BUT YOU CAN’T DO FORWARD AGAIN, BUT YOU CAN’T DO IT BY YOURSELF IT BY YOURSELF >> DO YOU MEAN PUSHING WITH THE >> DO YOU MEAN PUSHING WITH THE AIR, OR LITERALLY PUSHING? AIR, OR LITERALLY PUSHING? >> PUSHING WITH THE AIR >> PUSHING WITH THE AIR THAT WALL OF AIR HE WAS HITTING, THAT WALL OF AIR HE WAS HITTING, NOW THAT CAR BEHIND HIM IS NOW THAT CAR BEHIND HIM IS HELPING HIM BREAK THROUGH HELPING HIM BREAK THROUGH >> 27 LAPS COMPLETE >> 27 LAPS COMPLETE THE TALLEDEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY THE TALLEDEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY DALE EARNHARDT JR., NEWMAN >>> WELCOME BACK NO CHANGE AMONG THE FRONT SIX NO CHANGE AMONG THE FRONT SIX >> FOR EXTENDED POSTRACE >> FOR EXTENDED POSTRACE COVERAGE WITH ANALYSIS AND COVERAGE WITH ANALYSIS AND INTERVIEWS, TURN OVER TO SPEED INTERVIEWS, TURN OVER TO SPEED CHANNEL CHANNEL TO GET SPEED CHAM ON YOUR CABLE, TO GET SPEED CHAM ON YOUR CABLE, CALL 1-8-22 SPEED CALL 1-8-22 SPEED >> THINGS STARTING TO HEAT UP, >> THINGS STARTING TO HEAT UP, BOYS BOYS >> THERE WILL BE A TIME IN HERE >> THERE WILL BE A TIME IN HERE WHEN THAT OUTSIDE LANE WILL WHEN THAT OUTSIDE LANE WILL START TO PULL UP THERE START TO PULL UP THERE AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SKINNER, WHAT A GREAT RUN TO THE SKINNER, WHAT A GREAT RUN TO THE FRONT FRONT HE’S RUNNING 39th NOW HE’S RUNNING 39th NOW >> THEY’VE KICKED RYAN NEWMAN, >> THEY’VE KICKED RYAN NEWMAN, THE 12 CAR RUNNING SECOND FOR THE 12 CAR RUNNING SECOND FOR ABOUT THE LAST TEN LAPS, KICKED ABOUT THE LAST TEN LAPS, KICKED HIM OUT HIM OUT HE’S GOT HELP COMING JEREMY HE’S GOT HELP COMING JEREMY MAYFIELD MAYFIELD THEY’LL BE HIS BEST ALLY GETTING THEY’LL BE HIS BEST ALLY GETTING KICKED OUT OF LINE KICKED OUT OF LINE >> JOHNSON — WAS THAT HARVICK >> JOHNSON — WAS THAT HARVICK OR STERLING THAT JUMPED TO THE OR STERLING THAT JUMPED TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK RIGHT BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK RIGHT THERE? THERE? THAT WAS A MOLD MOVE BY THAT WAS A MOLD MOVE BY STERLING STERLING BROUGHT KENSETH WITH HIM BROUGHT KENSETH WITH HIM >> YOU HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF >> YOU HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY OPPORTUNITY, NO MATTER HOW EVERY OPPORTUNITY, NO MATTER HOW SMALL IT MIGHT BE SMALL IT MIGHT BE IF YOU SEE AN OPENING, YOU HAVE IF YOU SEE AN OPENING, YOU HAVE GOT TO GO FOR IT GOT TO GO FOR IT CAN’T LET OFF THAT THROTTLE CAN’T LET OFF THAT THROTTLE >> ALL THESE MOVES WE SEE, FROM >> ALL THESE MOVES WE SEE, FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM, NOT THE THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM, NOT THE OTHER WAY OTHER WAY >> EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ON THE >> EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE ON THE INSIDE INSIDE I MEAN, GENERAL CONSENSUS WOULD I MEAN, GENERAL CONSENSUS WOULD BE THE INSIDE WOULD BE THE BE THE INSIDE WOULD BE THE FASTEST PLACE TO BE ALL DAY FASTEST PLACE TO BE ALL DAY LONG LONG >> TELL THAT TO STONE TONY >> TELL THAT TO STONE TONY STEWART WHO JUST PULLED OUT TO STEWART WHO JUST PULLED OUT TO GO HIGH GO HIGH HE’S THE HOT DOG BETWEEN THE HE’S THE HOT DOG BETWEEN THE BUN — BUN — >> JUST WATCH, IT’S GOING TO BE >> JUST WATCH, IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO DO ANYTHING DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO DO ANYTHING EXCEPT GO BACKWARD EXCEPT GO BACKWARD THE 48 CAR — NO, THAT’S GORDON THE 48 CAR — NO, THAT’S GORDON BEHIND HIM, MIGHT BE A SAVIOR BEHIND HIM, MIGHT BE A SAVIOR FOR HIM FOR HIM >> IN THE CORNER YOU’LL SEE HIM >> IN THE CORNER YOU’LL SEE HIM GO FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM, GO FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM, GET A RUN DOWN, PICK UP RPMs GET A RUN DOWN, PICK UP RPMs FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM FROM THE TOP TO THE BOTTOM >> THE OTHER REASON IS YOU CAN >> THE OTHER REASON IS YOU CAN SEE THE LEFT GOOD, YOU CAN’T SEE SEE THE LEFT GOOD, YOU CAN’T SEE A THING TO THE RIGHT A THING TO THE RIGHT >> GOOD POINT >> GOOD POINT >> MARTIN ON THE OUTSIDE OF >> MARTIN ON THE OUTSIDE OF ROBBY GORDON ROBBY GORDON >> THINGS GETTING READY TO >> THINGS GETTING READY TO TIGHTEN UP TIGHTEN UP >> THAT FREE RIDE THAT FRONT SIX >> THAT FREE RIDE THAT FRONT SIX IS GETTING IS OVER WITH, BOYS IS GETTING IS OVER WITH, BOYS THAT OUTSIDE IS COMING THAT OUTSIDE IS COMING >> DARRELL, IF YOU’RE LIKE TONY >> DARRELL, IF YOU’RE LIKE TONY STEWART AND JEFF GORDON AND STEWART AND JEFF GORDON AND YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE AND IT’S YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE AND IT’S LAP AFTER LAP, DO YOU FINALLY LAP AFTER LAP, DO YOU FINALLY SAY, I CAN’T STAY HERE IN SAY, I CAN’T STAY HERE IN LONGER? LONGER? >> EXACTLY >> EXACTLY I MEAN, FINALLY, YOU GOT TO SAY, I MEAN, FINALLY, YOU GOT TO SAY, I EITHER GOT TO GET INSIDE, OUT I EITHER GOT TO GET INSIDE, OUT SIDE, OR TO THE BACK AND START SIDE, OR TO THE BACK AND START OVER AGAIN OVER AGAIN >> ABOUT ALL I CAN STAND >> ABOUT ALL I CAN STAND >> IT’S ALL YOU CAN DO BECAUSE

>> IT’S ALL YOU CAN DO BECAUSE YOUR CAR’S ALL OVER THE PLACE YOUR CAR’S ALL OVER THE PLACE >> MAYFIELD LED THAT LAP, THE >> MAYFIELD LED THAT LAP, THE THIRD DIFFERENT LEADER AFTER THIRD DIFFERENT LEADER AFTER JOHNSON AND DALE EARNHARDT JR JOHNSON AND DALE EARNHARDT JR >> I TALKED TO RAY EVERNHAM, HE >> I TALKED TO RAY EVERNHAM, HE SAID, WE’RE GOING TO MAKE SOME SAID, WE’RE GOING TO MAKE SOME CHANGES ON IT, I’M GOING TO PUT CHANGES ON IT, I’M GOING TO PUT IT LIKE WE USED TO RUN IT WITH IT LIKE WE USED TO RUN IT WITH JEFF GORDON JEFF GORDON AND HE SAID, SEE HOW I DO AND HE SAID, SEE HOW I DO >> THE DODGES AND FORDS DIDN’T >> THE DODGES AND FORDS DIDN’T QUALIFY ALL THAT WELL, LOOKED QUALIFY ALL THAT WELL, LOOKED LIKE AN ALL-CHEVROLET SHOW AFTER LIKE AN ALL-CHEVROLET SHOW AFTER QUALIFYING QUALIFYING IN THE RACE THINGS WERE IN THE RACE THINGS WERE DIFFERENT DIFFERENT >> IF YOU’RE DOWN ON DRAG, IF >> IF YOU’RE DOWN ON DRAG, IF YOU’RE HURTING FOR DRAG, ONCE YOU’RE HURTING FOR DRAG, ONCE YOU GET OUT THERE INTO DIRTY YOU GET OUT THERE INTO DIRTY LAUNDRY, DIRTY AIR, IT KIND OF LAUNDRY, DIRTY AIR, IT KIND OF EVENS EVERYTHING UP EVENS EVERYTHING UP >> ALL RIGHT, WE GOT 34 LAPS >> ALL RIGHT, WE GOT 34 LAPS HERE WE’VE COMPLETED HERE WE’VE COMPLETED THESE CARS ARE ABOUT NOW GOING THESE CARS ARE ABOUT NOW GOING THROUGH BIG TRANSITIONS THROUGH BIG TRANSITIONS BURNING OFF FUEL, TIRE PRESSURES BURNING OFF FUEL, TIRE PRESSURES ARE UP ARE UP DRIVERS ARE JUST GETTING A DRIVERS ARE JUST GETTING A LITTLE IRTIGHTED RIGHT NOW LITTLE IRTIGHTED RIGHT NOW NOT A LOT, BUT A LITTLE BIT NOT A LOT, BUT A LITTLE BIT THINGS ARE GOING TO HEAT UP, THINGS ARE GOING TO HEAT UP, PEOPLE GOING TO START MAKING PEOPLE GOING TO START MAKING SOME ERRATIC MOVE SOME ERRATIC MOVE >> HERE COMES ONE RIGHT HERE, >> HERE COMES ONE RIGHT HERE, MICHAEL WALTRIP TRYING TO GET MICHAEL WALTRIP TRYING TO GET HELP ON GORDON, FROM HIS HELP ON GORDON, FROM HIS TEAMMATE, DALE EARNHARDT JR., TEAMMATE, DALE EARNHARDT JR., GOING INTO TURN THREE GOING INTO TURN THREE LOOK HOW CLOSE THEY’RE RUNNING LOOK HOW CLOSE THEY’RE RUNNING INTO THE CORNER AT 190 MILES AN INTO THE CORNER AT 190 MILES AN HOUR HOUR >> THEY THINK THEY CAN BUMP >> THEY THINK THEY CAN BUMP DRAFT, YOU CAN AS LONG AS YOU’RE DRAFT, YOU CAN AS LONG AS YOU’RE GOING STRAIGHT GOING STRAIGHT DICK BERGGREN DICK BERGGREN >> PIT STRATEGY DIFFERENT HERE >> PIT STRATEGY DIFFERENT HERE AT TALLEDEGA A BIT DIFFERENT AT TALLEDEGA A BIT DIFFERENT FROM MARTINSVILLE FROM MARTINSVILLE THERE, TIRES WERE THE WHOLE BALL THERE, TIRES WERE THE WHOLE BALL GAME GAME PEOPLE CONSTANTLY CAME IN FOR PEOPLE CONSTANTLY CAME IN FOR TIRES BECAUSE THAT HELPED GET TIRES BECAUSE THAT HELPED GET THEM THROUGH THE CORNERS THEM THROUGH THE CORNERS HERE, TIRES FAR LESS IMPORTANT HERE, TIRES FAR LESS IMPORTANT THAN TRACK POSITION THAN TRACK POSITION UNLESS THERE IS A CAUTION FLAG, UNLESS THERE IS A CAUTION FLAG, WE DON’T ANTICIPATE SEEING WE DON’T ANTICIPATE SEEING ANYONE COME IN TO PIT THEIR CAR ANYONE COME IN TO PIT THEIR CAR UNTIL AROUND LAP OO UNTIL AROUND LAP OO EVEN AT THAT, YOU’LL SEE PEOPLE EVEN AT THAT, YOU’LL SEE PEOPLE TODAY TAKE TWO TIRES IN ORDER TO TODAY TAKE TWO TIRES IN ORDER TO GET A FASTER POSITION OFF THIS GET A FASTER POSITION OFF THIS PLACE PLACE >> THE CARS IN THE PARKING LOT >> THE CARS IN THE PARKING LOT ARE NOT THIS CLOSE ARE NOT THIS CLOSE >> THIS IS NOT ORCHESTRATED >> THIS IS NOT ORCHESTRATED THIS IS NOT PRACTICE, PRECISE THIS IS NOT PRACTICE, PRECISE FLYING — FLYING — >> THIS IS NOT “LET US ENTERTAIN >> THIS IS NOT “LET US ENTERTAIN YOU.” YOU.” THIS IS “I’M TRYING TO GET TO THIS IS “I’M TRYING TO GET TO THE FRONT.” THE FRONT.” >> BOTTLE-NECKING UP HERE >> BOTTLE-NECKING UP HERE >> I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THE KREE >> I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THE KREE CHIEF, RUNNING AROUND, TRYING TO CHIEF, RUNNING AROUND, TRYING TO PICK MY DANCING PARTNER, WHAT I PICK MY DANCING PARTNER, WHAT I WANT TO DO, BUT ALSO KEEPING AN WANT TO DO, BUT ALSO KEEPING AN EYE ON MY DRIVER, WHAT’S GOING EYE ON MY DRIVER, WHAT’S GOING ON OUT THERE BECAUSE WHAT MAY BE ON OUT THERE BECAUSE WHAT MAY BE HIS PARTNER NOW MAY BE 20 CAR HIS PARTNER NOW MAY BE 20 CAR LENGTHS BETWEEN THEM WHEN WE GET LENGTHS BETWEEN THEM WHEN WE GET TO A PIT STOP TO A PIT STOP >> GO THROUGH ALL THE PRACTICE >> GO THROUGH ALL THE PRACTICE SESSIONS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, SESSIONS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, HEY, I’M DOING GOOD WITH THIS HEY, I’M DOING GOOD WITH THIS GUY, RUNNING GOOD WITH THIS GUY GUY, RUNNING GOOD WITH THIS GUY ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU CAN’T GET ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU CAN’T GET TO THE MAN YOU WANT TO SO YOU TO THE MAN YOU WANT TO SO YOU HAVE TO FIND SOME FRIENDS HAVE TO FIND SOME FRIENDS YOU CAN FIND A FEW GUYS WHO WILL YOU CAN FIND A FEW GUYS WHO WILL WORK WITH YOU WORK WITH YOU TRY TO KEEP YOUR CAR AT THE TRY TO KEEP YOUR CAR AT THE FRONT AS BEST YOU CAN FRONT AS BEST YOU CAN BY THE END OF THE DAY, DON’T BY THE END OF THE DAY, DON’T EXPECT THAT TO BE THERE EXPECT THAT TO BE THERE >> LITTLE BUMP THERE, NEWMAN >> LITTLE BUMP THERE, NEWMAN INTO THE BACK OF JEFF GORDON, INTO THE BACK OF JEFF GORDON, JUST TO PUSH HIM ALONG INTO THE JUST TO PUSH HIM ALONG INTO THE CORNER CORNER >> LIKE A BIG FLOCK OF DEGREES >> LIKE A BIG FLOCK OF DEGREES FLYING THROUGH THE AIR FLYING THROUGH THE AIR THE GUY IN THE FRONT, HE’S THE GUY IN THE FRONT, HE’S WORKING THE HARDEST, BREAKING WORKING THE HARDEST, BREAKING THAT AIR OPEN FOR YOU, EVERYBODY THAT AIR OPEN FOR YOU, EVERYBODY ELSE IS GETTING A FREE RIDE ELSE IS GETTING A FREE RIDE THAT FREE RIDE IS WHAT PULLS YOU THAT FREE RIDE IS WHAT PULLS YOU FORWARD SO QUICKLY SOMETIMES FORWARD SO QUICKLY SOMETIMES >> STEVE BYRNES >> STEVE BYRNES >> MIKE, IT’S AMAZING AS YOU >> MIKE, IT’S AMAZING AS YOU POINTED OUT HOW MUCH THESE CARS POINTED OUT HOW MUCH THESE CARS MOVE AROUND FROM THE FRONT TO MOVE AROUND FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK THE BACK TERRY LABONTE STARTED 1 STH, TERRY LABONTE STARTED 1 STH, DROPPED TO 38th, WENT DOWN, DROPPED TO 38th, WENT DOWN, ASKED THE CREW CHIEF IF THEY ASKED THE CREW CHIEF IF THEY WERE OKAY, HE SAYS, YEAH, TERRY WERE OKAY, HE SAYS, YEAH, TERRY SAYS THE CAR IS FINE, JUST GOT SAYS THE CAR IS FINE, JUST GOT SHUFFLED OUT SHUFFLED OUT AS YOU SEE THE 5 CAR, MOVED UP AS YOU SEE THE 5 CAR, MOVED UP AS HIGH AS 23rd AS HIGH AS 23rd JUST RIDING — IN FACT, IN JUST RIDING — IN FACT, IN PRACTICE, DIDN’T RUN THAT MANY PRACTICE, DIDN’T RUN THAT MANY LAPS YESTERDAY BECAUSE HE DIDN’T LAPS YESTERDAY BECAUSE HE DIDN’T WANT TO TEAR UP THE RACE CAR WANT TO TEAR UP THE RACE CAR HE’S JUST BEING NICE, COOL, AND HE’S JUST BEING NICE, COOL, AND COLLECTED COLLECTED >> AND JEFF GREEN IS THE PING >> AND JEFF GREEN IS THE PING PONG BALL OF THE DAY PONG BALL OF THE DAY STARTED 30th STARTED 30th TOLD YOU HE CLIVED HIS WAY TO TOLD YOU HE CLIVED HIS WAY TO 5th 5th THE LAST TIME BY, IN THAT THE LAST TIME BY, IN THAT THREEWIDE SHUFFLE, BACK TO 27th THREEWIDE SHUFFLE, BACK TO 27th UP AND DOWN DAY, AND WE’VE ONLY UP AND DOWN DAY, AND WE’VE ONLY RUN 37 LAPS RUN 37 LAPS JOHNNY BENSON, JEFF GREEN RIGHT JOHNNY BENSON, JEFF GREEN RIGHT BEHIND, AND KYLE PETTY, BEHIND, AND KYLE PETTY, SPLITTING THE MIDDLE SPLITTING THE MIDDLE KYLE STARTED 11th KYLE STARTED 11th HE MOVED UP, EAVESDROPPED BACK HE MOVED UP, EAVESDROPPED BACK TO 29th TO 29th NOW HE’S PICKED UP A SPOT OR NOW HE’S PICKED UP A SPOT OR TWO TWO >> GETTING HELP FROM KEVIN >> GETTING HELP FROM KEVIN HARVICK IN THAT CAR HARVICK IN THAT CAR >> AND AGAIN, WHAT YOU TRY TO DO >> AND AGAIN, WHAT YOU TRY TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOSE TO TAIL WITH WHEN YOU’RE NOSE TO TAIL WITH SOMEBODY IS KEEP YOUR FOOT ON SOMEBODY IS KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE FLOOR, KEEP THAT RIGHT ONE THE FLOOR, KEEP THAT RIGHT ONE MATTED, AND USE THAT BRAKE MATTED, AND USE THAT BRAKE PEDAL — GOT A CAR OFF THE PACE PEDAL — GOT A CAR OFF THE PACE >> BOBBY HAMILTON >> BOBBY HAMILTON >> ALMOST HIT THE WALL, DON’T >> ALMOST HIT THE WALL, DON’T KNOW IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO KNOW IF SOMETHING HAPPENED TO THE CAR OR NOT THE CAR OR NOT >> UP FRONT FOR THE LEAD, >> UP FRONT FOR THE LEAD, MICHAEL WALTRIP GOES NOSE TO MICHAEL WALTRIP GOES NOSE TO NOSE WITH HIS TEAMMATE, AND TONY NOSE WITH HIS TEAMMATE, AND TONY STEWART, AS MAD TOLD US EARLIER, STEWART, AS MAD TOLD US EARLIER, HOOKS ON WITH DALE EARNHARDT JR HOOKS ON WITH DALE EARNHARDT JR >> DOWN THERE, BUT NOT A WHOLE >> DOWN THERE, BUT NOT A WHOLE LOT OF HELP LOT OF HELP AS NEWMAN GETS DOWN THERE HE’LL AS NEWMAN GETS DOWN THERE HE’LL TRY TO PUSH HIM TRY TO PUSH HIM >> THE 8 AND 15 SOMEBODY’S GOING >> THE 8 AND 15 SOMEBODY’S GOING TO GET BEHIND YOU, YOU CAN COUNT TO GET BEHIND YOU, YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT ON THAT THEY’VE SEEN THOSE TWO CARS LEAD THEY’VE SEEN THOSE TWO CARS LEAD THE RACE THE RACE THAT’S WHO I WANT TO GO WITH THAT’S WHO I WANT TO GO WITH YOU LOOKING GOOD, BABY YOU LOOKING GOOD, BABY >> SEE, THAT CAR BEHIND NEWMAN, >> SEE, THAT CAR BEHIND NEWMAN, THE 12 CAR, THAT’S A TEAMMATE AS THE 12 CAR, THAT’S A TEAMMATE AS WELL, KENNY WALLACE IN THE 48

WELL, KENNY WALLACE IN THE 48 DI CAR, DI ENGINE DI CAR, DI ENGINE ALWAYS RUNS WELL HERE ALWAYS RUNS WELL HERE >> JEFF GORDON IS IN THE MIX, IN >> JEFF GORDON IS IN THE MIX, IN 6th, RIGHT ALONGSIDE KENNY 6th, RIGHT ALONGSIDE KENNY WALLACE WALLACE WHY ARE THE DALE EARNHARDT JR WHY ARE THE DALE EARNHARDT JR INCORPORATED CAR, DEI CARS SO INCORPORATED CAR, DEI CARS SO GOOD ON THE RACETRACKS? GOOD ON THE RACETRACKS? >> THEY SEEMED TO HAVE DEVELOP A >> THEY SEEMED TO HAVE DEVELOP A GREAT PACKAGE, BUT I GOT TO TELL GREAT PACKAGE, BUT I GOT TO TELL YOU, IT’S HAND ME DOWN YOU, IT’S HAND ME DOWN INFORMATION INFORMATION I THINK THAT’S NOTEBOOK WE I THINK THAT’S NOTEBOOK WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT ALWAYS TALK ABOUT I THINK DALE KNEW THINGS ABOUT I THINK DALE KNEW THINGS ABOUT DAYTONA AND TALLEDEGA HE FIGURED DAYTONA AND TALLEDEGA HE FIGURED OUT WITH CHILDRESS AND OTHERS, OUT WITH CHILDRESS AND OTHERS, AND HE INCORPORATED THAT INTO AND HE INCORPORATED THAT INTO THOSE CAR THOSE CAR THINK ABOUT HOW WELL HE RAN IN THINK ABOUT HOW WELL HE RAN IN DAYTONA AND TALLEDEGA DAYTONA AND TALLEDEGA >> WALTRIP AND DALE EARNHARDT >> WALTRIP AND DALE EARNHARDT JR. LEAD THIS PARADE JR. LEAD THIS PARADE >> I’VE ALWAYS SAID, YOUR LEGACY >> I’VE ALWAYS SAID, YOUR LEGACY IS WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND IS WHAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND DALE LEFT BEHIND SO MUCH FOR SO DALE LEFT BEHIND SO MUCH FOR SO MANY MANY AND THESE GUYS ARE TAKING AND THESE GUYS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT ADVANTAGE OF IT >> BOBBY HAMILTON IN THE 55 WAS >> BOBBY HAMILTON IN THE 55 WAS ON PIT ROAD ON PIT ROAD FRANK KIMMEL, IN THE 26 FOR FRANK KIMMEL, IN THE 26 FOR TRAVIS CARTER, IN THE GARAGE TRAVIS CARTER, IN THE GARAGE AREA AREA >> HAMILTON GOT TIRES >> HAMILTON GOT TIRES LOOKING BACK FROM KENNY WALLACE LOOKING BACK FROM KENNY WALLACE >> NOTICE AS WE LOOK AT THOSE >> NOTICE AS WE LOOK AT THOSE DETINKIVE LINES, THEY’RE NOT DETINKIVE LINES, THEY’RE NOT STRAIGHT STRAIGHT YOU CAN’T JUST FALL BEHIND THAT YOU CAN’T JUST FALL BEHIND THAT GUY, OR YOU’RE BLINDED, YOU’VE GUY, OR YOU’RE BLINDED, YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO SEE GOT TO BE ABLE TO SEE >> FOLKS, IT’S JUST LIKE IN THE >> FOLKS, IT’S JUST LIKE IN THE TRAFFIC JAM OF YOUR MORNING TRAFFIC JAM OF YOUR MORNING COMMUTE, EXCEPT THIS IS AT 190 COMMUTE, EXCEPT THIS IS AT 190 MILES AN HOUR MILES AN HOUR I HOPE YOUR MORNING COMMUTE IS I HOPE YOUR MORNING COMMUTE IS NOT NOT >> A LOT OF TIMES WE’LL SEE >> A LOT OF TIMES WE’LL SEE THOSE GUYS PULL OUT LIKE THAT THOSE GUYS PULL OUT LIKE THAT WE HEARD JIMMIE JOHNSON TALK WE HEARD JIMMIE JOHNSON TALK ABOUT HIS WATER TEMPERATURE, ABOUT HIS WATER TEMPERATURE, TUCKED UP BEHIND THIS CAR, TUCKED UP BEHIND THIS CAR, MAKING THE WATER TEMPERATURE GO MAKING THE WATER TEMPERATURE GO UP UP GET A LITTLE AIR IN THE RADIATOR GET A LITTLE AIR IN THE RADIATOR COOL THAT WATER COOL THAT WATER >> PLUS IT WILL PUT DOWNFORCE ON >> PLUS IT WILL PUT DOWNFORCE ON THE NEWS THE NEWS WHEN YOU’RE ALL LINED UP LIKE WHEN YOU’RE ALL LINED UP LIKE THAT BASICALLY, YOU’RE TRYING TO THAT BASICALLY, YOU’RE TRYING TO SEE >>> OUR FORD NO BOUNDARIES MOMENT AS WE RIDE WITH ELLIOTT MOMENT AS WE RIDE WITH ELLIOTT SADLER SADLER FRIDAY EVENING, JACK ROUSH, 60th FRIDAY EVENING, JACK ROUSH, 60th BIRTHDAY PRESENT, A RIDE IN AN BIRTHDAY PRESENT, A RIDE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL LIGHT PLANE EXPERIMENTAL LIGHT PLANE HE CLIPPED A POWER LINE AND THE HE CLIPPED A POWER LINE AND THE PLANE FELL INTO THE LAKE, UPSIDE PLANE FELL INTO THE LAKE, UPSIDE DOWN DOWN LARRY HICK, RETIRED MARINE CORPS LARRY HICK, RETIRED MARINE CORPS SERGEANT MAJOR, WENT INTO THE SERGEANT MAJOR, WENT INTO THE WATER, ON HIS SECOND DIVE, FOUND WATER, ON HIS SECOND DIVE, FOUND JACK, ON HIS THIRD DIVE, PULLED JACK, ON HIS THIRD DIVE, PULLED HIM OUT OF THE WATER, PULLED HIM HIM OUT OF THE WATER, PULLED HIM TO SHORE, APPLIED CPR, AND SAVED TO SHORE, APPLIED CPR, AND SAVED HIS LIFE HIS LIFE LARRY SAID, I WAS JUST DOING LARRY SAID, I WAS JUST DOING WHAT I’D BEEN TAUGHT WHAT I’D BEEN TAUGHT WE THINK HE’S A HERO WE THINK HE’S A HERO THAT’S OUR FORD NO BOUNT THAT’S OUR FORD NO BOUNT BOUNDARY’S MOMENT BOUNDARY’S MOMENT >> FOR THIS MAN TO BE THE >> FOR THIS MAN TO BE THE BYSTANDER — DARRELL, THERE’S BYSTANDER — DARRELL, THERE’S MORE TO THE STORY MORE TO THE STORY LARRY HICKS WAS SUFFERING FROM LARRY HICKS WAS SUFFERING FROM CANCER AND IT WAS THOUGHT HE CANCER AND IT WAS THOUGHT HE MIGHT NOT LIVE OUT PAST THE YEAR MIGHT NOT LIVE OUT PAST THE YEAR 2001 2001 BUT HE’S UNDER CHEMOTHERAPY AND BUT HE’S UNDER CHEMOTHERAPY AND HE WAS THERE FOR JACK ROUSH HE WAS THERE FOR JACK ROUSH YOU GOTTA BELIEVE YOU GOTTA BELIEVE >> GOTTA BELIEVE >> GOTTA BELIEVE >> KENNY SCHRADER’S BAD LUCK >> KENNY SCHRADER’S BAD LUCK CONTINUES CONTINUES TOOK HIM ABOUT 25 LAP TO LAP TOOK HIM ABOUT 25 LAP TO LAP HIM HIM THAT SHOWS YOU HOW SLOW YOU’RE THAT SHOWS YOU HOW SLOW YOU’RE RUNNING BY YOURSELF RUNNING BY YOURSELF ONCE HE WAS LAPPED, CAME TO PIT ONCE HE WAS LAPPED, CAME TO PIT ROAD, GOT FRESH TIRES ROAD, GOT FRESH TIRES >> DID ANYBODY MENTION MARLIN >> DID ANYBODY MENTION MARLIN LATELY? LATELY? >> OUR POINT LEADER? >> OUR POINT LEADER? >> OUR POINT LEADER >> OUR POINT LEADER >> THERE HE IS, AHEAD OF RYAN >> THERE HE IS, AHEAD OF RYAN NEWMAN NEWMAN >> AND IN THIRD PLACE >> AND IN THIRD PLACE >> VERY QUIETLY >> VERY QUIETLY >> YES >> YES >> METHODICALLY, RIGHT UP THERE >> METHODICALLY, RIGHT UP THERE TO THE LEADERBOARD TO THE LEADERBOARD BOBBY HAMILTON HAD FOUR FRESH BOBBY HAMILTON HAD FOUR FRESH TIRES ON PIT STOP AND FRANK TIRES ON PIT STOP AND FRANK KIMMEL HAD A BROKEN SHOT PROBLEM KIMMEL HAD A BROKEN SHOT PROBLEM THAT’S WHY HE’S OFF THE TRACK THAT’S WHY HE’S OFF THE TRACK STERLING MARLIN, STARTED 31st, STERLING MARLIN, STARTED 31st, FELL BACK WITH THE BIG PACK, FELL BACK WITH THE BIG PACK, HERE HE COMES HERE HE COMES >> WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT THIS CAR >> WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT THIS CAR LARRY, AND YOU KNOW THIS TOO? LARRY, AND YOU KNOW THIS TOO? EVERY WEEK, THEY DON’T QUALIFY EVERY WEEK, THEY DON’T QUALIFY TOO GOOD BUT BEFORE THE DAY’S TOO GOOD BUT BEFORE THE DAY’S OVER WITH THAT’S THE BEST OVER WITH THAT’S THE BEST HANDLING CAR ON THE RACETRACK HANDLING CAR ON THE RACETRACK STARTED AT DARLINGTON, STARTED AT DARLINGTON, ROCKINGHAM, DAYTONA, CAR GETS ROCKINGHAM, DAYTONA, CAR GETS BETTER AS THE RACE GOES ON BETTER AS THE RACE GOES ON >> DON’T SEEM TO MATTER WHAT >> DON’T SEEM TO MATTER WHAT KIND OF RACETRACK KIND OF RACETRACK THIS IS THE DAYTONA 500 CAR THIS IS THE DAYTONA 500 CAR THIS IS THE ONE HE GOT OUT, THIS IS THE ONE HE GOT OUT, PULLED ON THE RIGHT, FRONT PULLED ON THE RIGHT, FRONT FENDER AND WAS PENALIZED FENDER AND WAS PENALIZED >> WHO ELSE HAS PULLED UP TO >> WHO ELSE HAS PULLED UP TO THAT, STRICKLIN, UP TO 5th THAT, STRICKLIN, UP TO 5th PLACE PLACE HAS HAD A REAL UP AND DOWN DAY HAS HAD A REAL UP AND DOWN DAY SEEN HIM PULL SOME DARING MOVES, SEEN HIM PULL SOME DARING MOVES, GOTTEN HIM TO 5th GOTTEN HIM TO 5th >> A LOT OF FANS PULLING FROM >> A LOT OF FANS PULLING FROM HIM, HE’S FROM ALABAMA HIM, HE’S FROM ALABAMA >> BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAD TWO >> BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE HAD TWO ALABAMA DRIVERS IN A WITHIN ALABAMA DRIVERS IN A WITHIN STONE, WINSTON RACE STONE, WINSTON RACE >> I THINK THE SLEEPERS IN THE >> I THINK THE SLEEPERS IN THE RACE ARE ALL THE DODGES RACE ARE ALL THE DODGES I THINK THAT’S A VERY GOOD RACE I THINK THAT’S A VERY GOOD RACE CAR CAR WE GOT LIKE SEVEN — WELL, I WE GOT LIKE SEVEN — WELL, I DON’T KNOW, SIX DODGES IN THE DON’T KNOW, SIX DODGES IN THE TOP 11 TOP 11 >> JEREMY MAYFIELD, THE 19, >> JEREMY MAYFIELD, THE 19, REALISTICALLY, TEAMMATE, ATWOOD, REALISTICALLY, TEAMMATE, ATWOOD, IN THE 7, RAY EVERNHAM CAR WITH IN THE 7, RAY EVERNHAM CAR WITH JIM SMITH CO-OWNING IT JIM SMITH CO-OWNING IT >> THERE’S CASEY >> THERE’S CASEY HIS SPONSOR ANNOUNCED THE HIS SPONSOR ANNOUNCED THE MICHIGAN RACE AND SPONSOR OF THE MICHIGAN RACE AND SPONSOR OF THE WATKINS GLEN RACE WATKINS GLEN RACE >> I TALKED TO RAY AS WELL

>> I TALKED TO RAY AS WELL ONE THING HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT ONE THING HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HE SAID THE GMs AND FORDS ARE HE SAID THE GMs AND FORDS ARE STARTING TO TURN THEIR STARTING TO TURN THEIR RESTRICTED MOTORS UP, A LITTLE RESTRICTED MOTORS UP, A LITTLE MORE RPMs MORE RPMs HE SAYS IT DOESN’T SEEM THE HE SAYS IT DOESN’T SEEM THE DODGES WANT TO TURN THAT MANY DODGES WANT TO TURN THAT MANY RPMs WITH THE RESTRICTOR PLATE RPMs WITH THE RESTRICTOR PLATE >> ONE OF THE PROBLEMS DODGE HAD >> ONE OF THE PROBLEMS DODGE HAD LATE YEAR THEY BUILT THIS CAR, LATE YEAR THEY BUILT THIS CAR, BRAND-NEW, ON LAST YEAR’S AERO BRAND-NEW, ON LAST YEAR’S AERO PACK PACK THEY HAD THE FIN ON THE ROOF, THEY HAD THE FIN ON THE ROOF, THE THING ON THE BACK, AND THEY THE THING ON THE BACK, AND THEY BUILD THE CAR AROUND THAT BUILD THE CAR AROUND THAT PACKAGE PACKAGE WHEN THEY TOOK THAT OFF, UNLIKE WHEN THEY TOOK THAT OFF, UNLIKE THE OTHER TEAMS, THEY HAD NO THE OTHER TEAMS, THEY HAD NO NOTES, SO BASICALLY HAD TO START NOTES, SO BASICALLY HAD TO START ALL OVER AGAIN ALL OVER AGAIN THAT’S NOT AFFECTING THE ENGINE THAT’S NOT AFFECTING THE ENGINE PROGRAM SO MUCH, LARRY, BUT GOT PROGRAM SO MUCH, LARRY, BUT GOT TO REMEMBER SOMETHING, WITH THAT TO REMEMBER SOMETHING, WITH THAT OTHER AERO PACKAGE, HAD A MUCH OTHER AERO PACKAGE, HAD A MUCH BIGGER RESTRICTOR PLATE BIGGER RESTRICTOR PLATE WHEN THEY WENT TO THIS SMALL WHEN THEY WENT TO THIS SMALL PLACE, THE CHEVROLET TEAMS AND PLACE, THE CHEVROLET TEAMS AND FORD TEAMS HAD EXPERIENCE WITH FORD TEAMS HAD EXPERIENCE WITH THIS SMALL PLATE THIS SMALL PLATE >> IT CHANGES THE POWER BAND IN >> IT CHANGES THE POWER BAND IN THE MOTOR THE MOTOR >> IF WE HAVE PIT STOPS UNDER >> IF WE HAVE PIT STOPS UNDER THE GREEN FLAG, THAT CAN BE A THE GREEN FLAG, THAT CAN BE A GREAT EQUALIZER GREAT EQUALIZER FIRST TO 20th IS ONLY TWO SECOND FIRST TO 20th IS ONLY TWO SECOND AS GEOFFREY BODINE MAKES HIS AS GEOFFREY BODINE MAKES HIS SPOT SPOT 1st TO 40th IS JUST FOUR 1st TO 40th IS JUST FOUR SECONDS SECONDS >> I’M TRYING TO FIND ME THREE >> I’M TRYING TO FIND ME THREE OR FOUR OTHER TEAMS — I DON’T OR FOUR OTHER TEAMS — I DON’T WANT TO PIT WITH EVERYBODY ON WANT TO PIT WITH EVERYBODY ON PIT ROAD PIT ROAD YOU GET BANGED, FENDERS KNOCKED YOU GET BANGED, FENDERS KNOCKED IN IN IF I CAN FIND ME THREE OR FOUR IF I CAN FIND ME THREE OR FOUR GUYS — YOU GOING TO DO TWO, GUYS — YOU GOING TO DO TWO, GOING TO DO FOUR? GOING TO DO FOUR? IT DOESN’T DO GOOD IF YOU ARE IT DOESN’T DO GOOD IF YOU ARE GOING TO CHANGE TWO AND THEY GOING TO CHANGE TWO AND THEY CHANGE FOUR BECAUSE THEN YOU GET CHANGE FOUR BECAUSE THEN YOU GET SEPARATED FROM SEPARATED FROM >> YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, WHEN >> YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFUL, WHEN YOU GET ON PIT ROAD, TO NOT — YOU GET ON PIT ROAD, TO NOT — SOMEBODY’S GOING TO SMOKE THE SOMEBODY’S GOING TO SMOKE THE TIRES TIRES YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU COME ON PIT ROAD AND NOT GET RUN COME ON PIT ROAD AND NOT GET RUN OVER FROM BEHIND, GOT TO GIVE A OVER FROM BEHIND, GOT TO GIVE A HAND SIGNAL PLENTY EARLY HAND SIGNAL PLENTY EARLY >> DICK BERGGREN >> DICK BERGGREN >> JIMMIE JOHNSON PITTING RIGHT >> JIMMIE JOHNSON PITTING RIGHT NOW, A LONG WITH HIS TEAMMATE NOW, A LONG WITH HIS TEAMMATE JERRY NADEAU JERRY NADEAU AN ORCHESTRATED DEAL SO THEY AN ORCHESTRATED DEAL SO THEY WOULD PIT TOGETHER WOULD PIT TOGETHER JOHNSON’S CAR, STILL CONCERN JOHNSON’S CAR, STILL CONCERN ABOUT HEAT ABOUT HEAT PULLS THE TAPE OFF THE GRILL PULLS THE TAPE OFF THE GRILL GETS AS MUCH AS 26 ON DEGREES GETS AS MUCH AS 26 ON DEGREES JUST BEFORE THE PIT STOP, HE WAS JUST BEFORE THE PIT STOP, HE WAS DOWN TO 230 DOWN TO 230 JOHNSON’S AWAY, RIGHT B JOHNSON’S AWAY, RIGHT B EVERYBODY’S GOT TO BE CAREFUL EVERYBODY’S GOT TO BE CAREFUL RIGHT HERE RIGHT HERE >> WE SEE THEM GET RUN OVER A >> WE SEE THEM GET RUN OVER A LOT THERE LOT THERE GOING FROM 190 DOWN TO 55 MILES GOING FROM 190 DOWN TO 55 MILES AN HOUR ON PIT ROAD AN HOUR ON PIT ROAD >> AND YOU’LL SMOKE THAT RIGHT >> AND YOU’LL SMOKE THAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE FRONT TIRE BUCKSHOT HAD A FLAT BUCKSHOT HAD A FLAT >> ACTUALLY, STEVE GRISSOM — >> ACTUALLY, STEVE GRISSOM — >> SORRY, STEVE >> MICHAEL WALTRIP SAID THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT GOING TO MAKE A WEDGE ADJUSTMENT SAID HE’S A LITTLE LOOSE, FOUR SAID HE’S A LITTLE LOOSE, FOUR TIRES FOR THE CHEVROLET TIRES FOR THE CHEVROLET FOUR TIRES FOR WALTRIP, LET’S GO FOUR TIRES FOR WALTRIP, LET’S GO TO MATT YOCUM TO MATT YOCUM >> HIS TEAMMATE HERE DOWN HERE >> HIS TEAMMATE HERE DOWN HERE IN THE FIRST PIT STALL, DALE IN THE FIRST PIT STALL, DALE EARNHARDT JR., A FOUR-TIRE EARNHARDT JR., A FOUR-TIRE CHANGE, NO ADJUSTMENTS, AS THEY CHANGE, NO ADJUSTMENTS, AS THEY DROP THE JACK, 14.7 SECONDS DROP THE JACK, 14.7 SECONDS >> ALL THE WAY TO TURN THREE AND >> ALL THE WAY TO TURN THREE AND FOUR, THESE CARS WILL BE SO MUCH FOUR, THESE CARS WILL BE SO MUCH SLOWEREN THAT THE CARS STILL SLOWEREN THAT THE CARS STILL RUNNING ON THE RACETRACK BECAUSE RUNNING ON THE RACETRACK BECAUSE IT TAKES SO LONG TO GET UP TO IT TAKES SO LONG TO GET UP TO FULL SPEED HERE FULL SPEED HERE >> ONE OTHER THING YOU GOT TO BE >> ONE OTHER THING YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL OF AS A DRIVER IS TAKING CAREFUL OF AS A DRIVER IS TAKING OFF OUT OF THE PITS OFF OUT OF THE PITS THEY HAVE REALLY HIGH GEAR THEY HAVE REALLY HIGH GEAR RATIOS IN THEM RATIOS IN THEM YOU CAN THROW A TRANSMISSION YOU CAN THROW A TRANSMISSION GOT TO GET BACK TO SPINNING, GOT TO GET BACK TO SPINNING, THAT’S WHEN IT IS THE BEST THAT’S WHEN IT IS THE BEST >> THE PRAK IN TURN ONE, DALE >> THE PRAK IN TURN ONE, DALE EARNHARDT JR., JUST COMING OUT EARNHARDT JR., JUST COMING OUT OF TWO ON TO THE BACKSTRETCH OF TWO ON TO THE BACKSTRETCH >> KURT BUSCH IN, PRETTY MUCH BY >> KURT BUSCH IN, PRETTY MUCH BY HIMSELF IN THE AREA WHERE HE IS HIMSELF IN THE AREA WHERE HE IS WE’RE SEEING PEOPLE TAKE FOUR WE’RE SEEING PEOPLE TAKE FOUR TIRES TIRES THE REASON FOR TAKING FOUR TIRES THE REASON FOR TAKING FOUR TIRES AT THIS POINT IS THEY HAVE RUN AT THIS POINT IS THEY HAVE RUN SO FAR THEY PRETTY MUCH RUN THE SO FAR THEY PRETTY MUCH RUN THE CARS OUT OF GAS CARS OUT OF GAS HE’LL TAKE LONG ENOUGH TO PUT HE’LL TAKE LONG ENOUGH TO PUT THE GAS IN, MIGHT AS WELL PUT THE GAS IN, MIGHT AS WELL PUT FOUR TIRES IN IT FOUR TIRES IN IT >> JOHNNY BENSON IN, FOUR TIRE >> JOHNNY BENSON IN, FOUR TIRE CHANGE AS WELL, NO ADJUSTMENTS, CHANGE AS WELL, NO ADJUSTMENTS, PACK IT FULL OF FUEL, DOWN AND PACK IT FULL OF FUEL, DOWN AND AWAY AWAY >> THE PACK CAUGHT DALE >> THE PACK CAUGHT DALE EARNHARDT JR., BUT DID NOT PASS EARNHARDT JR., BUT DID NOT PASS HIM HIM IS HOW THEY WORKED PAST THOSE IS HOW THEY WORKED PAST THOSE CARS COMING OFF PIT ROAD CARS COMING OFF PIT ROAD LOOK AT THE SPEED DIFFERENTIAL, LOOK AT THE SPEED DIFFERENTIAL, IT’S IMMENSE IT’S IMMENSE >> THIS WOULD CHANGE THE >> THIS WOULD CHANGE THE COMPLEXION OF THE RACE, THESE COMPLEXION OF THE RACE, THESE PIT STOPS UNDER GREEN, CHANGES PIT STOPS UNDER GREEN, CHANGES EVERYTHING EVERYTHING DICK? DICK? >> THE CREW HAS BEEN URGING >> THE CREW HAS BEEN URGING ROBBY GORDON TO COME IN, THEY ROBBY GORDON TO COME IN, THEY WANTED HIM TO COME IN BEFORE WANTED HIM TO COME IN BEFORE THIS THIS CAR’S SO GOOD HE JUST STAYED ON CAR’S SO GOOD HE JUST STAYED ON THE RACETRACK THE RACETRACK WHEN THEY FEEL GOOD, IT’S HARD WHEN THEY FEEL GOOD, IT’S HARD TO GET OFF THE SPEEDWAY TO GET OFF THE SPEEDWAY HE IS GOING TO TAKE FOUR TIRES HE IS GOING TO TAKE FOUR TIRES A FEW MOMENTS AGO, CALLED IN AND A FEW MOMENTS AGO, CALLED IN AND SAID, THE CAR’S TIGHT SAID, THE CAR’S TIGHT BEEN VERY QUIET ON THE RADIO, BEEN VERY QUIET ON THE RADIO, THAT’S THE ONLY COMMENT HE’D THAT’S THE ONLY COMMENT HE’D MADE MADE THERE GOES ROBBY GORDON THERE GOES ROBBY GORDON >> KENSETH PICKS UP FIVE BONUS >> KENSETH PICKS UP FIVE BONUS POINTS, AS DID STERLING MARLIN POINTS, AS DID STERLING MARLIN >> AND HERE WE GO RIGHT AT IT >> AND HERE WE GO RIGHT AT IT AGAIN, THREE WIDE AGAIN, THREE WIDE >> ONE OF THE THINGS STERLING >> ONE OF THE THINGS STERLING HADN’T CAN’TIZED ON THIS YEAR IS HADN’T CAN’TIZED ON THIS YEAR IS BONUS POINTS BONUS POINTS MATT KENSETH AND OTHERS HAVE MATT KENSETH AND OTHERS HAVE GOTTEN A WHOLE LOT MORE BONUS GOTTEN A WHOLE LOT MORE BONUS POINTS BY LEADING A LAP AND POINTS BY LEADING A LAP AND STERLING HASN’T TAKEN ADVANTAGE STERLING HASN’T TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THAT EVERY RACE OF THAT EVERY RACE >> THIS PACK RIGHT HERE, BEEN

>> THIS PACK RIGHT HERE, BEEN BACK OUT THERE FOR TWO LAPS AND BACK OUT THERE FOR TWO LAPS AND THEY’RE GAINING A LOT ON THEY’RE GAINING A LOT ON STERLING MARLIN, THAT GROUP THAT STERLING MARLIN, THAT GROUP THAT JUST CAME OFF PIT ROAD JUST CAME OFF PIT ROAD >> YOU THINK MERGING ON TO THE >> YOU THINK MERGING ON TO THE HIGHWAY WHEN THEY’RE DOING 70 IS HIGHWAY WHEN THEY’RE DOING 70 IS TOUGH, TRY IT AT 2 1/2 TIMES TOUGH, TRY IT AT 2 1/2 TIMES THAT SPEED THAT SPEED >> WITH SOMEBODY BREATHING DOWN >> WITH SOMEBODY BREATHING DOWN YOUR BACK YOUR BACK SPOTTER’S HOLLERING AT YOU, CREW SPOTTER’S HOLLERING AT YOU, CREW CHIEF HOLLERING, PEOPLE ALL CHIEF HOLLERING, PEOPLE ALL AROUND YOU, GOT YOUR HAND UP IN AROUND YOU, GOT YOUR HAND UP IN THE AIR THE AIR BRAKES DON’T WORK TOO GOOD BRAKES DON’T WORK TOO GOOD BECAUSE THEY’RE COLD BECAUSE THEY’RE COLD GOSH, IT’S TOUGH BEING A DRIVER GOSH, IT’S TOUGH BEING A DRIVER I LIKE IT BETTER UP HERE I LIKE IT BETTER UP HERE >> FOUR WIDE >> FOUR WIDE KENSETH CONTINUES TO LEAD KENSETH CONTINUES TO LEAD HAS NOT YET MADE A PIT STOP HAS NOT YET MADE A PIT STOP JACK ROUSH GAS MILEAGE, KENSETH JACK ROUSH GAS MILEAGE, KENSETH STRETCHES THE FUEL WINDOW >> HE’S OKAY BECAUSE HE’S OUT THERE IN THE PACK THERE IN THE PACK THE PROBLEM WILL BE IS IF HE THE PROBLEM WILL BE IS IF HE PITS BY HESELF, HE’S GOING TO BE PITS BY HESELF, HE’S GOING TO BE RUNNING A SECOND SLOWER BECAUSE RUNNING A SECOND SLOWER BECAUSE HE DON’T HAVE NOBODY TO RUN WITH HE DON’T HAVE NOBODY TO RUN WITH DRAFT WITH DRAFT WITH >> I THINK COMPTON, STAYED OUT >> I THINK COMPTON, STAYED OUT ONE LAP TOO LONG UNDER GREEN ONE LAP TOO LONG UNDER GREEN WHEN HE CAME BACK, ALL HE COULD WHEN HE CAME BACK, ALL HE COULD DO WAS CATCH KELLER, NOT PASS DO WAS CATCH KELLER, NOT PASS HIM HIM JASON KELLER, THE WIN OF JASON KELLER, THE WIN OF YESTERDAY’S BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY’S BUSCH RACE KENSETH HAS HIS HAND IN THE AIR, KENSETH HAS HIS HAND IN THE AIR, GOING TO PIT GOING TO PIT >> NOW HE’S GOT TO COME DOWN OUT >> NOW HE’S GOT TO COME DOWN OUT OF THAT TRAFFIC OF THAT TRAFFIC HAS TO BE CAUTIOUS, SLOW DOWN HAS TO BE CAUTIOUS, SLOW DOWN EARLIER THAN MAYBE HE WOULD IF EARLIER THAN MAYBE HE WOULD IF IT WAS WIDE OPEN BEHIND HIM IT WAS WIDE OPEN BEHIND HIM WHAT’S GOOD, HE’LL BE ON PIT WHAT’S GOOD, HE’LL BE ON PIT ROAD BY HESELF, NO CHANCE OF ROAD BY HESELF, NO CHANCE OF GETTING BLOCKED OR GETTING INTO GETTING BLOCKED OR GETTING INTO AN ACCIDENT AN ACCIDENT WHEN HE COMES BACK OUT, HE HAS WHEN HE COMES BACK OUT, HE HAS TO MAKE SURE HE’S WITH A PACK TO MAKE SURE HE’S WITH A PACK >> THE OTHER DISADVANTAGE TO >> THE OTHER DISADVANTAGE TO PITTING BY YOURSELF IS EVERY PITTING BY YOURSELF IS EVERY NASCAR OFFICIAL WITH THE STOP NASCAR OFFICIAL WITH THE STOP WATCH WILL BE CLOCKING JUST HIM WATCH WILL BE CLOCKING JUST HIM COMING DOWN PIT ROAD COMING DOWN PIT ROAD >> THAT’S HOW THEY CLOCK PIT >> THAT’S HOW THEY CLOCK PIT ROAD IS WITH A STOP WATCH ROAD IS WITH A STOP WATCH THROUGH SECONDS THROUGH SECONDS >> FOUR WIDE, ALL THE WAY AROUND >> FOUR WIDE, ALL THE WAY AROUND TURNS ONE AND TWO TURNS ONE AND TWO >> OH, BOY, THAT WAS CLOSE >> OH, BOY, THAT WAS CLOSE >> HUT STRICKLIN VEHICLED RIGHT >> HUT STRICKLIN VEHICLED RIGHT IN FRONT OF WALLACE HERE TO GET IN FRONT OF WALLACE HERE TO GET BACK IN LINE BACK IN LINE >> STRICKLIN HAS BEEN DRIVING >> STRICKLIN HAS BEEN DRIVING LIKE A MAN POSSESSED LIKE A MAN POSSESSED GEOFFREY BODINE, LOOK AT THE GEOFFREY BODINE, LOOK AT THE DOUGHNUTS ON HIS CAR DOUGHNUTS ON HIS CAR >> LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING FROM >> LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING FROM MARTINSVILLE LAST WEEK MARTINSVILLE LAST WEEK >> THESE CARS WILL BE BEAT UP >> THESE CARS WILL BE BEAT UP JUST LIKE ON A SHORT TRACK JUST LIKE ON A SHORT TRACK >> KENSETH, GOING TO BE TOUGH >> KENSETH, GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR HIM TO GET WITH THAT PASS, FOR HIM TO GET WITH THAT PASS, BUT MAYBE HE CAN GET WITH A BUT MAYBE HE CAN GET WITH A SECOND PASS SECOND PASS IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE AND TWO, IN THE MIDDLE OF ONE AND TWO, LEADERS JUST NOW GETTING INTO LEADERS JUST NOW GETTING INTO TURN ONE TURN ONE >> MERGE AHEAD, THE MIDDLE OF >> MERGE AHEAD, THE MIDDLE OF THE BACKSTRETCH THE BACKSTRETCH >> RIGHT NOW, GETTING ON THAT >> RIGHT NOW, GETTING ON THAT THROTTLE PEDAL THROTTLE PEDAL >> AND TURNING THAT ENGINE OUT >> AND TURNING THAT ENGINE OUT OF THE FRAME, SAYING, COME ON, OF THE FRAME, SAYING, COME ON, BABY, GO BABY, GO >> ONCE YOU GET TO THE >> ONCE YOU GET TO THE BACKSTRETCH, ALLOWED TO PULL UP BACKSTRETCH, ALLOWED TO PULL UP INTO A LANE INTO A LANE >> HE’LL FALL IN THIS GROUP >> HE’LL FALL IN THIS GROUP SOMEWHERE SOMEWHERE THERE’S ENOUGH OF THEM — IF THERE’S ENOUGH OF THEM — IF THERE WAS ONLY THREE OR FOUR, THERE WAS ONLY THREE OR FOUR, THEY’D GO BY, BUT THERE’S ENOUGH THEY’D GO BY, BUT THERE’S ENOUGH OF THEM HE’LL BE ABLE TO BLEND OF THEM HE’LL BE ABLE TO BLEND IN IN >> STEVE BYRNES >> STEVE BYRNES >> MIKE, PRETTY GOOD STRATEGY >> MIKE, PRETTY GOOD STRATEGY REMEMBER, THESE GUYS ARE RACING REMEMBER, THESE GUYS ARE RACING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP HE WANTED THOSE FIVE BONUS HE WANTED THOSE FIVE BONUS POINTS TO LEAD A LAP, THAT’S WHY POINTS TO LEAD A LAP, THAT’S WHY THEY STAYED OUT AN EXTRA LAP OR THEY STAYED OUT AN EXTRA LAP OR TWO TWO >> THE FIRST FIVE GET PAST HIM, >> THE FIRST FIVE GET PAST HIM, FALLS IN LINE IN SEVENTH PLACE FALLS IN LINE IN SEVENTH PLACE NOT A BAD MOVE NOT A BAD MOVE >> GOOD HOLE THERE, ENOUGH CARS >> GOOD HOLE THERE, ENOUGH CARS IN THAT PACK — IN THAT PACK — >> I STILL DON’T THINK HE’S UP >> I STILL DON’T THINK HE’S UP TO SPEED TOTALLY TO SPEED TOTALLY STERLING MARLIN, THAT GROUP, STERLING MARLIN, THAT GROUP, PULLING HIM TO THE INSIDE PULLING HIM TO THE INSIDE STILL NOT QUITE READY TO GET IN STILL NOT QUITE READY TO GET IN LINE, I DON’T THINK LINE, I DON’T THINK >> FIRST TO 20th WAS TWO SECONDS >> FIRST TO 20th WAS TWO SECONDS BEFORE PIT STOPS, NOW JUST 2.1 BEFORE PIT STOPS, NOW JUST 2.1 TO 38th WAS 4 SECONDS, NOW IT’S TO 38th WAS 4 SECONDS, NOW IT’S 10 AND 1st TO WHOth IS 3.8 10 AND 1st TO WHOth IS 3.8 SECONDS SECONDS >> THE ONLY STRATEGY WAS GETTING >>> DALE EARNHARDT JR. WON HEREG IN OCTOBER, HIS FATHER, THE LATE IN OCTOBER, HIS FATHER, THE LATE GREAT DALE EARNHARDT SR. WON GREAT DALE EARNHARDT SR. WON BACK TO BACK TALLEDEGA RACES BACK TO BACK TALLEDEGA RACES THREE DIFFERENT TIMES THREE DIFFERENT TIMES TOP 30 CARS WITHIN THREE SECONDS TOP 30 CARS WITHIN THREE SECONDS OF EACH OTHER, JEFF HAMMOND, AS OF EACH OTHER, JEFF HAMMOND, AS WE BE SERVE SOME OF THE WE BE SERVE SOME OF THE STRATEGY STRATEGY KENSETH STAYING OUT, THE POLE KENSETH STAYING OUT, THE POLE SITTER, JOHNSON, PITTING EARLY SITTER, JOHNSON, PITTING EARLY >> I THINK A LOT OF GUYS RIGHT >> I THINK A LOT OF GUYS RIGHT NOW ARE TRYING TO FIND THAT NOW ARE TRYING TO FIND THAT COMBINATION, WHO THEY CAN RUN COMBINATION, WHO THEY CAN RUN WITH WITH JOHNSON HUNTED AROUND, DIDN’T JOHNSON HUNTED AROUND, DIDN’T FIND WHAT HE WANTED, NOW BACK UP FIND WHAT HE WANTED, NOW BACK UP TO NINTH, BACK IN CONTENTION TO NINTH, BACK IN CONTENTION I THINK A LOT OF CREW CHIEFS ARE I THINK A LOT OF CREW CHIEFS ARE TRYING TO FIND THEY CAN COME TO TRYING TO FIND THEY CAN COME TO PIT ROW WITH CERTAIN GUYS PIT ROW WITH CERTAIN GUYS THAT CAN BE A FACTOR AT THE END THAT CAN BE A FACTOR AT THE END OF THE DAY OF THE DAY >> AS WE LOOK AT THE BACK OF THE >> AS WE LOOK AT THE BACK OF THE PACK, AS PEOPLE KNOW SATURDAY’S PACK, AS PEOPLE KNOW SATURDAY’S BUSCH RACE, 27 CARS INVOLVED IN BUSCH RACE, 27 CARS INVOLVED IN THE BIG ONE THE BIG ONE LAST YEAR, IT WAS CAUTION FREE LAST YEAR, IT WAS CAUTION FREE WHAT WOULD INDICATE, SOMEONE WHAT WOULD INDICATE, SOMEONE SITTING BACK THERE, IF WE HAVE SITTING BACK THERE, IF WE HAVE MORE PROBLEMS? MORE PROBLEMS? >> EARLY ON, WE HAVE PATIENCE >> EARLY ON, WE HAVE PATIENCE GUYS WILLING TO FALL INTO SINGLE GUYS WILLING TO FALL INTO SINGLE LINE, WORK THEIR WAY BACK AND LINE, WORK THEIR WAY BACK AND FORTH FORTH HAD 31 CARS WITHIN THREE SECONDS HAD 31 CARS WITHIN THREE SECONDS OF THE LEAD EARLY ON OF THE LEAD EARLY ON I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THEIR CARS ARE CAPABLE OF AND THEIR CARS ARE CAPABLE OF AND SHOWING PATIENCE SHOWING PATIENCE LATER ON, THAT MAY GO AWAY LATER ON, THAT MAY GO AWAY >> ONLY TWO CAUTION-FREE RACES >> ONLY TWO CAUTION-FREE RACES RUN HERE AT TALLEDEGA, SIX

RUN HERE AT TALLEDEGA, SIX LEADERS, EIGHT LEAD CHANGES LEADERS, EIGHT LEAD CHANGES BACK UPSTAIRS TO MIKE JOY, BACK UPSTAIRS TO MIKE JOY, DARRELL WALTRIP, AND LARRY DARRELL WALTRIP, AND LARRY McREYNOLDS McREYNOLDS >> CAUTION FREE AT TALLEDEGA >> CAUTION FREE AT TALLEDEGA THROUGH 63 LAPS THROUGH 63 LAPS LET’S LOOK AT OUR 7-ELEVEN PIT LET’S LOOK AT OUR 7-ELEVEN PIT SUMMARY SUMMARY >> MAYFIELD, THAT 19, DID A GOOD >> MAYFIELD, THAT 19, DID A GOOD JOB GOING FROM 8 THE TO 2nd JOB GOING FROM 8 THE TO 2nd SADLER AS WELL 18th TO 4th SADLER AS WELL 18th TO 4th AND STEWART, THAT GROUP, THEY DO AND STEWART, THAT GROUP, THEY DO IT EVERY WEEK ON PIT ROAD IT EVERY WEEK ON PIT ROAD BETWEEN DALE EARNHARDT JR., BETWEEN DALE EARNHARDT JR., WALTRIP, AND MAYFIELD THIS GROUP WALTRIP, AND MAYFIELD THIS GROUP HERE, DALE EARNHARDT JR., GOOD HERE, DALE EARNHARDT JR., GOOD PIT STOP, GOOD LAP TIME PIT STOP, GOOD LAP TIME THE LAP TIME IS THE TWO LAPS, THE LAP TIME IS THE TWO LAPS, INCLUDING THE STOP INCLUDING THE STOP WHAT HELPED DALE EARNHARDT JR., WHAT HELPED DALE EARNHARDT JR., HE’S AT THE LAST BOX COMING DOWN HE’S AT THE LAST BOX COMING DOWN PIT ROAD PIT ROAD HI DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HI DID NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SPEEDING, JUST GET UP TO SPEED SPEEDING, JUST GET UP TO SPEED VERY LAST PIT LEAVING PIT ROAD, VERY LAST PIT LEAVING PIT ROAD, ONLY HAD TO TRAVEL A SHORT ONLY HAD TO TRAVEL A SHORT DISTANCE WORRYING ABOUT PIT ROAD DISTANCE WORRYING ABOUT PIT ROAD SPEED SPEED >> THE BIG LOSER ON PIT ROAD WAS >> THE BIG LOSER ON PIT ROAD WAS JEFF GORDON, WHO FELL TO 27th JEFF GORDON, WHO FELL TO 27th HE HAS SINCE CLIMBED BACK UP THE HE HAS SINCE CLIMBED BACK UP THE ORDER TO 16th ORDER TO 16th HERE’S MATT HERE’S MATT >> I SPOKE WITH ROBBIE LOOMIS, >> I SPOKE WITH ROBBIE LOOMIS, GORDON’S CREW CHIEF, SAID, YOU GORDON’S CREW CHIEF, SAID, YOU GUYS DROPPED BACK, ANY TROUBLE GUYS DROPPED BACK, ANY TROUBLE ON YOUR PIT STOP? ON YOUR PIT STOP? HE SAID, NO, IT WASN’T A BAD HE SAID, NO, IT WASN’T A BAD STOP, JUST WASN’T A 14 AND STOP, JUST WASN’T A 14 AND CHANGE LIKE DALE EARNHARDT JR CHANGE LIKE DALE EARNHARDT JR NO ADJUSTMENTS NO ADJUSTMENTS I SAID, HOW MANY STICKS OF GUM I SAID, HOW MANY STICKS OF GUM ARE YOU ON NOW, THREE? ARE YOU ON NOW, THREE? HE SAID NO, I’M ON NUMBER TWO, HE SAID NO, I’M ON NUMBER TWO, I’M PULLING OUT NUMBER THREE I’M PULLING OUT NUMBER THREE SOON SOON VERY NERVOUS FOR THE CREW CHIEFS VERY NERVOUS FOR THE CREW CHIEFS AS WELL AS WELL >> GORDON’S PROGRESS THROUGH THE >> GORDON’S PROGRESS THROUGH THE DAY DAY DALE EARNHARDT JR., WALTRIP, DALE EARNHARDT JR., WALTRIP, TEAMMATES, NOSE TO TAIL TEAMMATES, NOSE TO TAIL JEREMY MAYFIELD AND ELLIOTT SAL JEREMY MAYFIELD AND ELLIOTT SAL LER, WHO TOOK A PROVISIONAL, IS LER, WHO TOOK A PROVISIONAL, IS UP THERE ALSO UP THERE ALSO >> THAT USUALLY BOTTLENECKS >> THAT USUALLY BOTTLENECKS EVERYTHING UP EVERYTHING UP >> JUST REMEMBER, ELLIOTT SADLER >> JUST REMEMBER, ELLIOTT SADLER THIS IS THE CAR, TOO, HE THIS IS THE CAR, TOO, HE FINISHED SECOND IN THE DAYTONA FINISHED SECOND IN THE DAYTONA 500 500 WE SAW THE SIGN, GET WELL JACK, WE SAW THE SIGN, GET WELL JACK, JACK ROUSH PROVIDES THE MOTORS JACK ROUSH PROVIDES THE MOTORS >> WALLACE GOING A LAP DOWN WITH >> WALLACE GOING A LAP DOWN WITH TEAMMATE HAMILTON TEAMMATE HAMILTON >> JOHNSON WON THE POLE IN CAR >> JOHNSON WON THE POLE IN CAR 48 48 TROUBLED WITH OVERHEATING ALL TROUBLED WITH OVERHEATING ALL DAY LONG DAY LONG AT THE LAST PIT STOP, PULLED AT THE LAST PIT STOP, PULLED SOME TAPE OFF THE GRILL, LET ES SOME TAPE OFF THE GRILL, LET ES AIR GET TO THE RADIATOR AIR GET TO THE RADIATOR DROPPED THE TEMPERATURE 10 DROPPED THE TEMPERATURE 10 DEGREES DEGREES THEY TOLD HIM TO TURN THE FAN ON THEY TOLD HIM TO TURN THE FAN ON THAT SHOULD DROP IT MORE THAT SHOULD DROP IT MORE THE MAN WHO BUILDS THE ENGINES THE MAN WHO BUILDS THE ENGINES SAID YOU CAN RUN IT AT 250 SAID YOU CAN RUN IT AT 250 WITHOUT HURTING THE ENGINE, SO WITHOUT HURTING THE ENGINE, SO LONG HE DOESN’T PUMP THE WATER LONG HE DOESN’T PUMP THE WATER OUT OUT CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT JOHNSON’S CAR JOHNSON’S CAR >> NOT GOOD NEWS IN THE PIT OF >> NOT GOOD NEWS IN THE PIT OF COMPTON COMPTON CAME DOWN HERE WITH A CAR CAME DOWN HERE WITH A CAR THEY’VE NEVER TESTED, YET HE THEY’VE NEVER TESTED, YET HE QUALIFIED 6th QUALIFIED 6th HE IS NOW VERY FAR BEHIND THE HE IS NOW VERY FAR BEHIND THE FIELD FIELD THEY THINK HE HAS A BROKEN VALVE THEY THINK HE HAS A BROKEN VALVE SPRING ON THE NUMBER 14 OF SPRING ON THE NUMBER 14 OF COMPTON COMPTON >> UPDATE FRANK KIMMEL, AFTER >> UPDATE FRANK KIMMEL, AFTER THE BROKEN SHOCK PROBLEM, THE BROKEN SHOCK PROBLEM, RETURNED TO THE RACE RETURNED TO THE RACE >> WHEN YOU PULLING TAPE OFF, >> WHEN YOU PULLING TAPE OFF, YOU OPEN THAT FRONT END UP YOU OPEN THAT FRONT END UP THAT SLOWS YOU DOWN THAT SLOWS YOU DOWN WON’T LEAD THE RACE LIKE HE DID WON’T LEAD THE RACE LIKE HE DID AT THE GET-GO AT THE GET-GO THESE CARS HAVE ELECTRICAL FANS THESE CARS HAVE ELECTRICAL FANS THEY DON’T HAVE MECHANICAL FANS, THEY DON’T HAVE MECHANICAL FANS, THEY HAVE AN ON AND OFF SWITCH THEY HAVE AN ON AND OFF SWITCH FOR THE FAN FOR THE FAN NORMALLY AT SPEED YOU DON’T NEED NORMALLY AT SPEED YOU DON’T NEED TO RUN THE FAN, BUT IF YOU’RE TO RUN THE FAN, BUT IF YOU’RE HAVING A HEATING PROBLEM, IT’S HAVING A HEATING PROBLEM, IT’S HELPFUL HELPFUL >> I’M SURPRISED THE STACY >> I’M SURPRISED THE STACY COMPTON GROUP IS HAVING A VALVE COMPTON GROUP IS HAVING A VALVE SPEED PROBLEM SPEED PROBLEM NORMALLY THAT’S CAUSED FROM NORMALLY THAT’S CAUSED FROM EXCESSIVE RPMs EXCESSIVE RPMs THERE’S 16 OF THEM, ONE ON THERE’S 16 OF THEM, ONE ON INTAKE, ONE ON EXHAUST INTAKE, ONE ON EXHAUST THERE’S THE VALVE SPRINGS, RIGHT THERE’S THE VALVE SPRINGS, RIGHT THERE THERE WHEN YOU BREAK ONE, IT’S FROM WHEN YOU BREAK ONE, IT’S FROM EXCESSIVE RPMs EXCESSIVE RPMs I’M SURPRISED AT THAT I’M SURPRISED AT THAT >> MORE THAN LIKELY IT HAPPENED >> MORE THAN LIKELY IT HAPPENED LEAVING THE PITS, REVVED THE LEAVING THE PITS, REVVED THE MOTOR LEAVING THE PITS MOTOR LEAVING THE PITS >> IT’S EXACTLY I WOULD SAY WHAT >> IT’S EXACTLY I WOULD SAY WHAT HAS HAPPENED HAS HAPPENED TWO VALVE SPRINGS, AN INNER OR TWO VALVE SPRINGS, AN INNER OR OUTER OUTER IF YOU’RE GOING TO BREAK ONE, IT IF YOU’RE GOING TO BREAK ONE, IT HAPPENS AFTER LEAVING THE PIT HAPPENS AFTER LEAVING THE PIT STOP STOP >> THE WINNERS NOW JUST 1.2 >> THE WINNERS NOW JUST 1.2 SECONDS APART, PACK IS CLOSING SECONDS APART, PACK IS CLOSING UP INTO A BAD AGAIN UP INTO A BAD AGAIN TO STEVE BYRNES TO STEVE BYRNES >> YEAH, MIKE, I’M CURIOUS, I >> YEAH, MIKE, I’M CURIOUS, I WANT TO ASK DARRELL AND LARRY, WANT TO ASK DARRELL AND LARRY, STACY COMPTON STALLED HIS CAR STACY COMPTON STALLED HIS CAR WHEN HE WAS LEAVING THE PITS ON WHEN HE WAS LEAVING THE PITS ON LAP 51 WONDER IF THAT COULD HAVE LAP 51 WONDER IF THAT COULD HAVE BROKEN A VALVE SPRING THEN BROKEN A VALVE SPRING THEN >> WHAT IT DOES, YOU CRANK IT >> WHAT IT DOES, YOU CRANK IT BACK UP, YOU REV THE THING BACK UP, YOU REV THE THING BECAUSE IT WON’T DO, IT BECAUSE IT WON’T DO, IT STUMBLES STUMBLES WHEN IT TAKES OFF, THE ENGINE WHEN IT TAKES OFF, THE ENGINE REVS UP HIGH BEFORE YOU CAN DO REVS UP HIGH BEFORE YOU CAN DO ANYTHING WITH IT ANYTHING WITH IT SO, YEAH, I’D SAY THAT HAD A LOT SO, YEAH, I’D SAY THAT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH IT TO DO WITH IT IT PULLS SUP A HIGH GEAR, 300ths IT PULLS SUP A HIGH GEAR, 300ths 307 307 SIXTH SOMETHING AT MARTINSVILLE, SIXTH SOMETHING AT MARTINSVILLE, HARD TO GET IT GOING HARD TO GET IT GOING >> WHEN IT STALLS AND >> WHEN IT STALLS AND EVERYBODY’S HOLLERING AT YOU — EVERYBODY’S HOLLERING AT YOU — WHOA — WHOA — >> JARRETT THAT 88 CAR, ALMOST >> JARRETT THAT 88 CAR, ALMOST SIDEWAYS SIDEWAYS >> TRIED TO SLIP UNDER TONY >> TRIED TO SLIP UNDER TONY STEWART AND GET HIM BACK IN STEWART AND GET HIM BACK IN LINE LINE MIGHT HAVE GOT A POP FROM MIGHT HAVE GOT A POP FROM KENSETH KENSETH >> I THINK HE DID >> I THINK HE DID >> WOW >> WOW >> ONE OUTSIDE, TWO OUTSIDE, >> ONE OUTSIDE, TWO OUTSIDE, ROBBIE IN THE MIDDLE ROBBIE IN THE MIDDLE >> SEE WHAT HE DOES, TOO, SAYS,

>> SEE WHAT HE DOES, TOO, SAYS, I GOT TO CATCH MY BREATH, SAYS, I GOT TO CATCH MY BREATH, SAYS, THAT SCARED ME THAT SCARED ME >> DALE JARRETT STARTING BACK IN >> DALE JARRETT STARTING BACK IN 41st 41st WORKED HIS WAY ALMOST TO THE TOP WORKED HIS WAY ALMOST TO THE TOP TEN OR 12 TEN OR 12 FALLING BACK NOW TO THE 19th FALLING BACK NOW TO THE 19th >> JEFF HAMMOND >> JEFF HAMMOND >> GUYS, I WAS WONDERING, >> GUYS, I WAS WONDERING, WATCHING THE 88 CAR, WONDER IF WATCHING THE 88 CAR, WONDER IF HE THOUGHT HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF HE THOUGHT HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF BOUNDS, JERKED THAT CAR BACK UP BOUNDS, JERKED THAT CAR BACK UP TO THE RACETRACK, NOT REALIZING TO THE RACETRACK, NOT REALIZING MATT WAS MAKING A MOVE ON HIM, MATT WAS MAKING A MOVE ON HIM, AND GOT HIMSELF IN TROUBLE AND GOT HIMSELF IN TROUBLE >> WELL, LET’S SEE >> I THINK KENSETH IS JUST UP ON THE BACK BUMPER THE BACK BUMPER STARTED TO MAKE A RUN, PULLED STARTED TO MAKE A RUN, PULLED BACK UP AND TAPPED HIM BACK UP AND TAPPED HIM >> WHEN YOU SHAKE THAT CAR >> WHEN YOU SHAKE THAT CAR SIDEWAYS AND LOSE YOUR FORWARD SIDEWAYS AND LOSE YOUR FORWARD BITE, THE AFFECTS — THERE IT IS BITE, THE AFFECTS — THERE IT IS RIGHT THERE IS THE EFFECT TO THE RIGHT THERE IS THE EFFECT TO THE CAR BEHIND YOU AS IF YOU’D HIT CAR BEHIND YOU AS IF YOU’D HIT YOUR BRAKE? YOUR BRAKE? >> OH, YEAH >> OH, YEAH YOU CAN’T ANTICIPATE SOMETHING YOU CAN’T ANTICIPATE SOMETHING LIKE THAT LIKE THAT WHOOPS OUT, SAYS, I CAN’T MAKE WHOOPS OUT, SAYS, I CAN’T MAKE IT A LOT LIKE WHAT JEFF SAID, IT A LOT LIKE WHAT JEFF SAID, THE YELLOW LINE’S THERE WHEN HE THE YELLOW LINE’S THERE WHEN HE TRIED TO GET BACK IN LINE, TRIED TO GET BACK IN LINE, KENSETH HAD THE RUN ON HIM KENSETH HAD THE RUN ON HIM THAT’S WHY THEY INSTITUTED THE THAT’S WHY THEY INSTITUTED THE YELLOW LINE OUT OF BOUNDS YELLOW LINE OUT OF BOUNDS THEY DON’T WANT YOU GOING INTO THEY DON’T WANT YOU GOING INTO THAT CORNER THREE AND FOUR WIDE THAT CORNER THREE AND FOUR WIDE >> DALE EARNHARDT JR., OUR >> DALE EARNHARDT JR., OUR LEADER LEADER HERE’S MATT HERE’S MATT >> MIKE, A FEW MOMENTS AGO, DALE >> MIKE, A FEW MOMENTS AGO, DALE EARNHARDT JR. CAME ON THE RADIO EARNHARDT JR. CAME ON THE RADIO AND TOLD HIS TEAM TO TELL AND TOLD HIS TEAM TO TELL MICHAEL’S TEAM THAT HE CANNOT MICHAEL’S TEAM THAT HE CANNOT RUN THE SAME LINE AS MICHAEL RUN THE SAME LINE AS MICHAEL MICHAEL LIKES TO RUN DOWN THE MICHAEL LIKES TO RUN DOWN THE BOTTOM NEAR THE YELLOW LINE BOTTOM NEAR THE YELLOW LINE DALE EARNHARDT JR. SAYS HE’S DALE EARNHARDT JR. SAYS HE’S CAUGHT, TRYING TO RUN THAT LANE, CAUGHT, TRYING TO RUN THAT LANE, SO HAS ASKED HIM TO MOVE UP HALF SO HAS ASKED HIM TO MOVE UP HALF A LANE OR SO A LANE OR SO >> TWO OF THE TOP THREE >> TWO OF THE TOP THREE FINISHERS IN THE DAYTONA 500 ARE FINISHERS IN THE DAYTONA 500 ARE TAILING THE FIELD, ONE BURTON, TAILING THE FIELD, ONE BURTON, THE OTHER GEOFFREY BODINE THE OTHER GEOFFREY BODINE >> ALL THOSE YEARS OF RACING, >> ALL THOSE YEARS OF RACING, WOULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN NICE TO WOULDN’T IT HAVE BEEN NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE TO CALL ON THE HAVE SOMEONE TO CALL ON THE RADIO AND SAY, WILL YOU TELL HIM RADIO AND SAY, WILL YOU TELL HIM TO FOLLOW ME WHERE I WANT TO GO? TO FOLLOW ME WHERE I WANT TO GO? HE’S MY TEAMMATE, TELL HIM TO HE’S MY TEAMMATE, TELL HIM TO HELP ME HELP ME >> I THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN, >> I THINK WHAT WILL HAPPEN, THEY WILL MOVE AROUND, AND SEE THEY WILL MOVE AROUND, AND SEE IF THEIR CAR WORKS AS GOOD AS IF THEIR CAR WORKS AS GOOD AS MAYBE THEIR TEAMMATE’S WORK MAYBE THEIR TEAMMATE’S WORK NO DISADVANTAGE IF IT WILL DO NO DISADVANTAGE IF IT WILL DO THAT THAT >> I ALWAYS CALL, SAY, WILL YOU >> I ALWAYS CALL, SAY, WILL YOU TELL SO AND SO TO STAY BEHIND TELL SO AND SO TO STAY BEHIND ME? ME? AND THEY SAY, YEAH, WATCH THIS AND THEY SAY, YEAH, WATCH THIS >> BILL ELLIOTT’S OFTEN SAID — >> BILL ELLIOTT’S OFTEN SAID — MANY DRIVERS HAVE OFTEN SAID, I MANY DRIVERS HAVE OFTEN SAID, I WANT TO BE OUT FRONT, I WANT TO WANT TO BE OUT FRONT, I WANT TO BE WAY OUT BACK, MAYBE THAT’S BE WAY OUT BACK, MAYBE THAT’S WHY AND WHERE BURTON IS WHY AND WHERE BURTON IS >> THE EYE OF THE STORM IS >> THE EYE OF THE STORM IS BREWING BREWING >> THREE WIDE IN THE CORNER, >> THREE WIDE IN THE CORNER, THREE WIDE THREE WIDE >> WELL, I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT >> WELL, I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING IMPORTANT, A LOT OF PEOPLE BEING IMPORTANT, THE DRIVER, THE CREW CHIEF, BUT THE DRIVER, THE CREW CHIEF, BUT THAT SPOTTER ON TOP OF THAT THAT SPOTTER ON TOP OF THAT GRAN >>> 75 LAPS SO FAR, CAUTION FREE FREE DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND HIS DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND HIS TEAMMATE ARE LEADING TEAMMATE ARE LEADING AND A FEW MINUTES AGO, DALE AND A FEW MINUTES AGO, DALE JARRETT HAD QUITE A MOMENT HERE JARRETT HAD QUITE A MOMENT HERE AT TALLEDEGA AT TALLEDEGA >> YES, HE HAD A MOMENT >> NICE SAVE, ONE OUTSIDE, NICE JOB JOB >> HE SOUNDED A LOT CALMER THAN >> HE SOUNDED A LOT CALMER THAN WE DID WATCHING IT, DARRELL WE DID WATCHING IT, DARRELL >> ONCE YOU’VE SAVED IT AND >> ONCE YOU’VE SAVED IT AND YOU’RE STILL GOING, YOU’RE OKAY YOU’RE STILL GOING, YOU’RE OKAY GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MIND AND GET THAT OUT OF YOUR MIND AND KEEP GOING KEEP GOING >> I LIKE HIS SPOTTER, HE WAS >> I LIKE HIS SPOTTER, HE WAS LIKE, OKAY, SAVE LIKE, OKAY, SAVE BUT RIGHT BACK TO BUSINESS, BUT RIGHT BACK TO BUSINESS, DON’T HAVE TIME TO DWELL ON IT DON’T HAVE TIME TO DWELL ON IT >> TELL ME ABOUT IT LATER >> TELL ME ABOUT IT LATER >> THE PLUS TO THAT IS, YOU >> THE PLUS TO THAT IS, YOU SAVED IT AND DIDN’T WRECK, GET SAVED IT AND DIDN’T WRECK, GET GOING GOING >> WE’RE ALMOST 80 LAPS INTO THE >> WE’RE ALMOST 80 LAPS INTO THE RACE, 43 CARS STILL OUT ON THE RACE, 43 CARS STILL OUT ON THE RACETRACK RACETRACK OF THOSE 43, 39 OF THEM ARE OF THOSE 43, 39 OF THEM ARE RUNNING WITHIN 4 SECONDS OF EACH RUNNING WITHIN 4 SECONDS OF EACH OTHER OTHER THAT’S THROUGH A GREEN FLAG SET THAT’S THROUGH A GREEN FLAG SET OF PIT STOPS OF PIT STOPS >> MY QUESTION ABOUT BURTON, >> MY QUESTION ABOUT BURTON, THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE THERE DOESN’T SEEM TO BE ANYTHING WRONG WITH HIS CAR ANYTHING WRONG WITH HIS CAR JUST KIND OF HANGING OUT AS THE JUST KIND OF HANGING OUT AS THE CAB BOOS CAB BOOS >> EARLIER, I SAID HE WAS HAVING >> EARLIER, I SAID HE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME THIS MORNING MAKING A HARD TIME THIS MORNING MAKING HIMSELF COMFORTABLE IN THE RACE HIMSELF COMFORTABLE IN THE RACE CAR, WHICH WD TALKS ABOUT A LOT CAR, WHICH WD TALKS ABOUT A LOT RIGHT NOW, CAN’T FIND A RIGHT NOW, CAN’T FIND A COMFORTABLE PLACE TO RUN COMFORTABLE PLACE TO RUN HE’S SEARCHING, TRYING TO FIND A HE’S SEARCHING, TRYING TO FIND A PLACE, ANY PLACE ON THE PLACE, ANY PLACE ON THE RACETRACK, A LANE WHERE HE FEELS RACETRACK, A LANE WHERE HE FEELS HE CAN BEAT HE CAN BEAT RIGHT NOW, DOESN’T FEEL RIGHT NOW, DOESN’T FEEL COMFORTABLE COMFORTABLE >> NOW TONY STEWART WAS UP AMONG >> NOW TONY STEWART WAS UP AMONG THE LEADERS, DRAFTING RIGHT OFF THE LEADERS, DRAFTING RIGHT OFF DALE EARNHARDT JR DALE EARNHARDT JR HE HAS DROPPED BACK TO 31st HE HAS DROPPED BACK TO 31st >> I THINK EVERY DRIVER HAS A >> I THINK EVERY DRIVER HAS A THOUGHT PROCESS HE GOES THROUGH THOUGHT PROCESS HE GOES THROUGH HERE HERE EVERY DRIVER HAS A POINT IN THE EVERY DRIVER HAS A POINT IN THE RACE WHERE HE THINKS IT’S TIME RACE WHERE HE THINKS IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO TAKE A BREATHER, IT’S FOR HIM TO TAKE A BREATHER, IT’S TIME FOR HIM TO DROP BACK THERE TIME FOR HIM TO DROP BACK THERE VIEW THIS THING FROM THE BACK, VIEW THIS THING FROM THE BACK, AND SEE IF SOMETHING’S GETTING AND SEE IF SOMETHING’S GETTING READY TO UNFOLD BECAUSE THEY’RE READY TO UNFOLD BECAUSE THEY’RE POINTS IN THE RACE WHERE IT’S POINTS IN THE RACE WHERE IT’S MORE APT TO THAN NOT MORE APT TO THAN NOT >> AS YOU SEE BY THE FOX TRAX, >> AS YOU SEE BY THE FOX TRAX, TONY STEWART LOSING GROUND FAST TONY STEWART LOSING GROUND FAST TO DALE EARNHARDT JR. WHO IS TO DALE EARNHARDT JR. WHO IS LEADING THE RACE NOW LEADING THE RACE NOW ALSO WHAT YOU FIND OUT BACK ALSO WHAT YOU FIND OUT BACK THERE DARRELL, YOU FIND OUT THERE DARRELL, YOU FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CAR’S MANEUVERABLE WHERE YOUR CAR’S MANEUVERABLE IS IT BETTER UP HIGH IF TRAFFIC,

IS IT BETTER UP HIGH IF TRAFFIC, BETTER DOWN LOW? BETTER DOWN LOW? STILL DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU BACK STILL DON’T WANT TO SEE YOU BACK THERE BUT YOU’RE GETTING AN THERE BUT YOU’RE GETTING AN EDUCATION ABOUT THE CAR EDUCATION ABOUT THE CAR >> GETTING BACK THERE WHERE YOU >> GETTING BACK THERE WHERE YOU CAN MOVE AROUND A LITTLE CAN MOVE AROUND A LITTLE WHEN YOU’RE THREE WIDE, YOU’RE WHEN YOU’RE THREE WIDE, YOU’RE DICTATED TO THE LINE YOU’RE DICTATED TO THE LINE YOU’RE GOING TO RUN BY WHO IS DOING GOING TO RUN BY WHO IS DOING WHAT WHAT AT LEAST GET BACK THERE, TRY, AT LEAST GET BACK THERE, TRY, MOVE YOUR CAR IN DIFFERENT MOVE YOUR CAR IN DIFFERENT PLACES PLACES >> HAD A TOUGH WEEK IN ALABAMA >> HAD A TOUGH WEEK IN ALABAMA HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY BY A HE WAS INTERVIEWED BY BY A BRITISH WRITER WHO PERHAPS TOOK BRITISH WRITER WHO PERHAPS TOOK TONY’S COMMENTS OUT OF CONTEXT, TONY’S COMMENTS OUT OF CONTEXT, SAYING THE FANS HERE WERE SAYING THE FANS HERE WERE OBNOXIOUS OBNOXIOUS HE PERHAPS MEANT THEY WERE HE PERHAPS MEANT THEY WERE BOISTEROUS BOISTEROUS HAD A CUTE T-SHIRT ON IN HAD A CUTE T-SHIRT ON IN PRACTICE SAYING OBNOXIOUS PRACTICE SAYING OBNOXIOUS TALLEDEGA DRIVER TALLEDEGA DRIVER HE CAN TAKE THE JOKE, AS WELL AS HE CAN TAKE THE JOKE, AS WELL AS DISH IT OUT DISH IT OUT >> TWO WIDE OUTSIDE >> TWO WIDE OUTSIDE TWO WIDE OUTSIDE TWO WIDE OUTSIDE >> I KNOW AS A CREW CHIEF, I >> I KNOW AS A CREW CHIEF, I PRETTY MUCH LEFT THE RADIO WAVES PRETTY MUCH LEFT THE RADIO WAVES FOR THE SPOTTER FOR THE SPOTTER HE CAN DO THAT DRIVER A WHOLE HE CAN DO THAT DRIVER A WHOLE LOT MORE GOOD THAN I COULD LOT MORE GOOD THAN I COULD >> I CAME HERE, BOBBY ALLISON >> I CAME HERE, BOBBY ALLISON AND I HAD A RUN-IN SOMEWHERE AND I HAD A RUN-IN SOMEWHERE BACK IN THE EARLY ’80s BACK IN THE EARLY ’80s DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ROLL TIED, DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ROLL TIED, JUST SAW BOXES OF TIDE, I WAS A JUST SAW BOXES OF TIDE, I WAS A NERVOUS WRECK NERVOUS WRECK DIDN’T KNOW WHETHER TO COME DIDN’T KNOW WHETHER TO COME INSIDE THE RACETRACK OR NOT INSIDE THE RACETRACK OR NOT I KIND OF KNOW HOW TONY FEELS I KIND OF KNOW HOW TONY FEELS >> DICK BERGGREN? >> DICK BERGGREN? >> GREG ZIPADELLI, STEWART’S >> GREG ZIPADELLI, STEWART’S CREW CHIEF CREW CHIEF WHY ARE YOU RUNNING IN THE BACK WHY ARE YOU RUNNING IN THE BACK TODAY? TODAY? >> THOUGHT HE WAS GETTING A >> THOUGHT HE WAS GETTING A LITTLE IMPATIENT, NOBODY WAS LITTLE IMPATIENT, NOBODY WAS HELPING US WHEN WE GOT UP FRONT, HELPING US WHEN WE GOT UP FRONT, GOING TO THE BACK, NO SENSE GOING TO THE BACK, NO SENSE GETTING FRUSTRATED THIS EARLY IN GETTING FRUSTRATED THIS EARLY IN THE DAY, THE GOOD A LOT OF THE DAY, THE GOOD A LOT OF RACING LEFT, GOT A GOOD CAR, ONE RACING LEFT, GOT A GOOD CAR, ONE MORE STOP TO GO AND THEN WE’LL MORE STOP TO GO AND THEN WE’LL RACE HARD THE LAST STOP RACE HARD THE LAST STOP >> STARTING TO LOOK LIKE THE >> STARTING TO LOOK LIKE THE TOUR de FRANCE, SOMETIMES YOU TOUR de FRANCE, SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO LEAD, SOMETIMES YOU WANT WANT TO LEAD, SOMETIMES YOU WANT TO RIDE TO RIDE >> THAT’S THE THING >> THAT’S THE THING THE CREW CHIEF AND SPOTTER BOTH, THE CREW CHIEF AND SPOTTER BOTH, CALM DOWN, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, CALM DOWN, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, FALL BACK, GET YOUR COMPOSURE, FALL BACK, GET YOUR COMPOSURE, AND WE’LL GET THEM LATER ON AND WE’LL GET THEM LATER ON IF THAT DRIVER’S GETTING A LOT IF THAT DRIVER’S GETTING A LOT OF STAFFIC ACROSS THE RADIO OF STAFFIC ACROSS THE RADIO ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE DRIVING, ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE DRIVING, THE BEST THING HE CAN DO IS GET THE BEST THING HE CAN DO IS GET OUT OF THERE OUT OF THERE >> TWO CHEVROLETS, THREE DODGES, >> TWO CHEVROLETS, THREE DODGES, TWO FORDS, THREE CHEVROLETS, TWO FORDS, THREE CHEVROLETS, EVERYBODY’S FOUND A PARTNER EVERYBODY’S FOUND A PARTNER >> FOR THE TIME BEING >> FOR THE TIME BEING YOU KNOW, THINK GREG ZIPADELLI YOU KNOW, THINK GREG ZIPADELLI MAKES A POINT, THEY KNOW THEY MAKES A POINT, THEY KNOW THEY HAVE AT LEAST ONE GREEN FLAG HAVE AT LEAST ONE GREEN FLAG STOP STOP THAT’S GOING TO MIX THINGS UP THAT’S GOING TO MIX THINGS UP AGAIN, LEARNING ABOUT YOUR CAR, AGAIN, LEARNING ABOUT YOUR CAR, KNOW YOU HAVE MORE GREEN FLAG KNOW YOU HAVE MORE GREEN FLAG STOPS TO COME STOPS TO COME >> ON THE OUTSIDE, KEVIN HARVICK >> ON THE OUTSIDE, KEVIN HARVICK TALK ABOUT BEING MISQUOTED TALK ABOUT BEING MISQUOTED IT WAS REPORTED LAST WEEK DURING IT WAS REPORTED LAST WEEK DURING THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES RACE HE HAD SAID HE WAS GOING TO DUMP HE HAD SAID HE WAS GOING TO DUMP GIBBS GIBBS IN A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY, IN A PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY, HARVICK DENIED MAKING THE HARVICK DENIED MAKING THE STATEMENT, SAID IT WAS MADE BY STATEMENT, SAID IT WAS MADE BY SOMEONE ON ANOTHER TEAM, SOMEONE ON ANOTHER TEAM, ATTRIBUTED TO HIM ATTRIBUTED TO HIM SAYS HE DID NOT SAY HE WAS GOING SAYS HE DID NOT SAY HE WAS GOING TO DUMP ROY GIBBS TO DUMP ROY GIBBS THE TWO DID GET TOGETHER AND THE TWO DID GET TOGETHER AND CRASH, HOWEVER CRASH, HOWEVER HARVICK SAYS HE HAS LEARNED A HARVICK SAYS HE HAS LEARNED A LOT ABOUT HIMSELF AND LEARNED LOT ABOUT HIMSELF AND LEARNED HOW HE IS PART A MUCH BIGGER HOW HE IS PART A MUCH BIGGER PICTURE IN NASCAR AND WILL ACT PICTURE IN NASCAR AND WILL ACT ACCORDINGLY FROM HERE ON OUT ACCORDINGLY FROM HERE ON OUT >> DID YOU SEE, KEVIN HARVICK IN >> DID YOU SEE, KEVIN HARVICK IN THE 29, HOW HE MOVED AGAINST THE THE 29, HOW HE MOVED AGAINST THE 99 CAR? 99 CAR? THAT GIVES YOU A LITTLE PUSH THAT GIVES YOU A LITTLE PUSH AWAY FROM HIM WHEN YOU GET UP AWAY FROM HIM WHEN YOU GET UP AGAINST AND GO AWAY AGAINST AND GO AWAY >> OH, YOU’LL PLAY WITH THE AIR >> OH, YOU’LL PLAY WITH THE AIR THERE’S AIR — I KEEP SAYING THERE’S AIR — I KEEP SAYING ABOUT TURBULENCE, THERE’S AIR ABOUT TURBULENCE, THERE’S AIR AROUND THE CARS AND YOU WANT TO AROUND THE CARS AND YOU WANT TO KNOW IF THE BUFF OFF ONE OF THE KNOW IF THE BUFF OFF ONE OF THE OTHER CARS, WHEN IT BUFFERS OFF OTHER CARS, WHEN IT BUFFERS OFF IT, WHERE YOUR CAR’S GOING TO IT, WHERE YOUR CAR’S GOING TO GO GO YOU’RE MAKING MENTAL NOTES THIS YOU’RE MAKING MENTAL NOTES THIS WHOLE RACE, ALL GEARED UP FOR WHOLE RACE, ALL GEARED UP FOR THAT RACE FIVE OR TEN LAPS, THE THAT RACE FIVE OR TEN LAPS, THE LAST FIVE OR TEN LAPS LAST FIVE OR TEN LAPS >> WE’RE NOT USED TO SEEING >> WE’RE NOT USED TO SEEING KENNY WALLACE — KENNY WALLACE — >> WHOA, NEWMAN, IN THE BACK, >> WHOA, NEWMAN, IN THE BACK, DALE EARNHARDT JR. WITH HIS HAND DALE EARNHARDT JR. WITH HIS HAND OUT THE WINDOW OUT THE WINDOW >> SEE WHAT HAPPENED, THE 12 >> SEE WHAT HAPPENED, THE 12 LOST HIS MOMENTUM, LOOK AT ALL LOST HIS MOMENTUM, LOOK AT ALL THE CARS GOING BY HIM THE CARS GOING BY HIM >> ONE YEAR AGO, THE DAYTONA 500 >> ONE YEAR AGO, THE DAYTONA 500 KURT BUSCH GOING THROUGH THE KURT BUSCH GOING THROUGH THE TRIANGLE, BANGS INTO DALE TRIANGLE, BANGS INTO DALE EARNHARDT SR., EARNHARDT PUT HIS EARNHARDT SR., EARNHARDT PUT HIS ARM OUT THE WINDOW ARM OUT THE WINDOW IT WAS LIKE THE LAMB TAKING ON IT WAS LIKE THE LAMB TAKING ON THE LION, AND IT WAS THE LION, AND IT WAS LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON >> APPLES DON’T ROLL FAR FROM >> APPLES DON’T ROLL FAR FROM THE TREE, BOYS THE TREE, BOYS >> TO GO THROUGH WHAT DALE >> TO GO THROUGH WHAT DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND THE 8 CAR WENT EARNHARDT JR. AND THE 8 CAR WENT TRUE THERE IN THE BUD WHEEZER TRUE THERE IN THE BUD WHEEZER CAR, DIDN’T LOSE MUCH MOMENTUM, CAR, DIDN’T LOSE MUCH MOMENTUM, GOT A FAST HORSE GOT A FAST HORSE >> YEAH, HE DOES, HE AND MICHAEL >> YEAH, HE DOES, HE AND MICHAEL WRAP TRIP WRAP TRIP >> IS THERE A BIG DOUGHNUT >> IS THERE A BIG DOUGHNUT THERE? THERE? I BELIEVE THERE WAS A LITTLE I BELIEVE THERE WAS A LITTLE DOUGHNUT, A LITTLE TIRE RUBBING DOUGHNUT, A LITTLE TIRE RUBBING THERE THERE YEAH, RIGHT THERE BEHIND THE YEAH, RIGHT THERE BEHIND THE LEFT FRONT TIRE LEFT FRONT TIRE >> GETS DOWN UNDER HIM, THE CAR >> GETS DOWN UNDER HIM, THE CAR SHOVES UP SHOVES UP AGAIN, THAT’S THE PRODUCT OF — AGAIN, THAT’S THE PRODUCT OF — THAT DREADED WHAT, LARRY? THAT DREADED WHAT, LARRY? >> THE DREADED WHAT? >> THE DREADED WHAT? >> AERO PUSH >> AERO PUSH >> THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT! >> THANK YOU FOR SAYING IT! >> WHEN HE DRAGGED HIS CAR, >> WHEN HE DRAGGED HIS CAR, MAYBE HE DIDN’T GET INTO DALE MAYBE HE DIDN’T GET INTO DALE EARNHARDT JR., BUT AS HE DRAGGED EARNHARDT JR., BUT AS HE DRAGGED ACROSS THE BACK, IT PULLS THE ACROSS THE BACK, IT PULLS THE CAR AROUND, MAKES IT LOOSE GREAT

CAR AROUND, MAKES IT LOOSE GREAT SAVE SAVE I GOT TO SAY I GOT TO SAY TWO GOOD SAVES — THE THIRD ONE, TWO GOOD SAVES — THE THIRD ONE, I HOPE WE DON’T HAVE ANY STRIKES I HOPE WE DON’T HAVE ANY STRIKES THERE, ANY MORE STRIKES THERE, ANY MORE STRIKES >> AERODYNAMIC PUSH >> AERODYNAMIC PUSH WHEN THE CAR DOESN’T GET ENOUGH WHEN THE CAR DOESN’T GET ENOUGH AIR GOING OVER THE HOOD, USES AIR GOING OVER THE HOOD, USES THE FRONT DOWNFORCE AND DOESN’T THE FRONT DOWNFORCE AND DOESN’T WANT TO TURN WANT TO TURN >> PRODUCT OF BEING IN TRAFFIC, >> PRODUCT OF BEING IN TRAFFIC, AS WELL AS WELL YOUR CAR LOSES THE FRONT YOUR CAR LOSES THE FRONT DOWNFORCE WHEN YOU’RE BEHIND DOWNFORCE WHEN YOU’RE BEHIND ANOTHER CAR ANOTHER CAR >> NEWMAN, I THINK THAT REALLY >> NEWMAN, I THINK THAT REALLY UPSET HIS COMPOSURE SOME BECAUSE UPSET HIS COMPOSURE SOME BECAUSE HE’S GETTING PUSHED AROUND NOW HE’S GETTING PUSHED AROUND NOW >> HIS SPOTTER, HALL OF FAMER >> HIS SPOTTER, HALL OF FAMER BUDDY BAKER BUDDY BAKER >> I KNOW WHAT BAKER WOULD BE >> I KNOW WHAT BAKER WOULD BE DOING NOW, SHAKING HIS FIST AT DOING NOW, SHAKING HIS FIST AT SOMEBODY >>> 8 LAPS COMPLETE REMEMBER AT THE TOP OF OUR REMEMBER AT THE TOP OF OUR PRERACE SHOW WHEN KEVIN HARVICK PRERACE SHOW WHEN KEVIN HARVICK SAID, I’M BACK? SAID, I’M BACK? HE CERTAINLY IS, STORMED UP TO HE CERTAINLY IS, STORMED UP TO THIRD PLACE, THEN GOT THIRD PLACE, THEN GOT FREIGHT-TRAINED ON BOTH SIDES, FREIGHT-TRAINED ON BOTH SIDES, HE’S STUCK IN THE MIDDLELE HE’S STUCK IN THE MIDDLELE >> GETTING TIGHT THROUGH HERE, >> GETTING TIGHT THROUGH HERE, GETTING A LITTLE TIGHT GETTING A LITTLE TIGHT >> GETTING FOUR WIDE AS THEY >> GETTING FOUR WIDE AS THEY COME THROUGH THE TRIANGLE COME THROUGH THE TRIANGLE >> THAT’S NOT A GOOD THING >> THAT’S NOT A GOOD THING WHAT THAT DOES IS, ALL THOSE WHAT THAT DOES IS, ALL THOSE CARS FOUR WIDE LIKE THAT, LET’S CARS FOUR WIDE LIKE THAT, LET’S EVERYBODY BEHIND THEM CLOSE UP EVERYBODY BEHIND THEM CLOSE UP SO QUICKLY SO QUICKLY THE CLOSE-IN RATE IS FAST, YOU THE CLOSE-IN RATE IS FAST, YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL GOT TO BE CAREFUL >> I DON’T THINK WE CAN STRESS >> I DON’T THINK WE CAN STRESS ENOUGH WHY FOUR WIDE — THE ENOUGH WHY FOUR WIDE — THE RACETRACK IS PLENTY WIDE ENOUGH, RACETRACK IS PLENTY WIDE ENOUGH, THESE CARS BOUNCING AROUND, ONE THESE CARS BOUNCING AROUND, ONE LITTLE MOVE THE WRONG WAY, YOU LITTLE MOVE THE WRONG WAY, YOU TAKE THREE-FOURTHS OF THE FIELD TAKE THREE-FOURTHS OF THE FIELD OUT OUT >> WHEN YOU’RE FOUR WIDE — WHEN >> WHEN YOU’RE FOUR WIDE — WHEN YOU’RE THREE WIDE THERE’S LITTLE YOU’RE THREE WIDE THERE’S LITTLE MARGIN FOR ERROR, WHEN YOU’RE MARGIN FOR ERROR, WHEN YOU’RE FOUR WIDE THERE IS NO MARGIN FOR FOUR WIDE THERE IS NO MARGIN FOR ERROR ERROR THAT’S WHAT YOU GOT TO BE THAT’S WHAT YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL OF CAREFUL OF >> YOU GOT TO TALK STRATEGY >> YOU GOT TO TALK STRATEGY AGAIN AGAIN JEFF HAMMOND, WE KNOW WE’RE JEFF HAMMOND, WE KNOW WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE THERE, LIKE GOING TO HAVE TO BE THERE, LIKE DICK BERGGREN TALKED, SO I’M DICK BERGGREN TALKED, SO I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU FOUR TIRES GOING TO GIVE YOU FOUR TIRES THIS TIME, BUT SINCE WE’RE NEAR THIS TIME, BUT SINCE WE’RE NEAR THE END, PROBABLY JUST DO A THE END, PROBABLY JUST DO A LITTLE GAS AND GO LITTLE GAS AND GO YOU WAS TALKING ABOUT IT WHEN YOU WAS TALKING ABOUT IT WHEN YOU WERE AT BRAKE YOU WERE AT BRAKE THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT THE GROUP THAT’S PROBABLY WHAT THE GROUP WAS THINKING WAS THINKING >> I BELIEVE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR >> I BELIEVE THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AN ADVANTAGE AN ADVANTAGE THE BEST WAY TO BEAT A LOT OF THE BEST WAY TO BEAT A LOT OF THESE GUYS, INSTEAD OF STAYING THESE GUYS, INSTEAD OF STAYING THERE FOR A CAN, CAN AND A HALF THERE FOR A CAN, CAN AND A HALF ON THE LAST STOP, PLAN ON ON THE LAST STOP, PLAN ON GETTING ONE CAN, GET OFF PIT GETTING ONE CAN, GET OFF PIT ROAD AND TRY TO GET AWAY, TRY TO ROAD AND TRY TO GET AWAY, TRY TO GET IT WHERE THERE’S A SMALL GET IT WHERE THERE’S A SMALL PACK OF CARS TO RACE WITH PACK OF CARS TO RACE WITH INSTEAD OF THIS BIG GAGGLE WE INSTEAD OF THIS BIG GAGGLE WE SEE BEHIND THEM SEE BEHIND THEM THIS NEXT PIT STOP IS SETTING THIS NEXT PIT STOP IS SETTING THE STAGE ON HOW THINGS WILL GO THE STAGE ON HOW THINGS WILL GO AT THE END OF THE RACE, AT THE END OF THE RACE, ESPECIALLY IF IT STAYS GREEN ESPECIALLY IF IT STAYS GREEN >> REMEMBER WHEN JEFF GORDON >> REMEMBER WHEN JEFF GORDON FELL BACK TO 27th AFT THAT PIT FELL BACK TO 27th AFT THAT PIT STOP? STOP? NO BIG DEAL, HE’S RIGHT THERE, NO BIG DEAL, HE’S RIGHT THERE, FIGHTING FOR THE LEAD FIGHTING FOR THE LEAD >> IT’S A CHESS GAME >> IT’S A CHESS GAME THE ONLY TWO CARS THAT HAVE THE ONLY TWO CARS THAT HAVE CONSISTENTLY BEEN UP FRONT IS CONSISTENTLY BEEN UP FRONT IS THE 8 AND 15 THE 8 AND 15 EVERYBODY ELSE KIND OF ROTATED EVERYBODY ELSE KIND OF ROTATED AROUND BEHIND THEM AROUND BEHIND THEM >> LOOK AT THE TWO ROUSH CAR, >> LOOK AT THE TWO ROUSH CAR, KENSETH IN THE 17, MARTIN IN THE KENSETH IN THE 17, MARTIN IN THE 6, KENSETH FELL BACK, NOW HE’S 6, KENSETH FELL BACK, NOW HE’S WORKED HIS WAY UP TO THIRD WORKED HIS WAY UP TO THIRD >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAD TO >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAD TO WORK WITH NEWMAN AND MARLIN ON WORK WITH NEWMAN AND MARLIN ON THE OUTSIDE TO TRY TO GET BACK THE OUTSIDE TO TRY TO GET BACK TO THE FRONT TO THE FRONT >> HE CAN DO IT >> HE CAN DO IT THAT CAR, HE WENT AROUND THE 6 THAT CAR, HE WENT AROUND THE 6 CAR ON THE OUTSIDE, AND IS CAR ON THE OUTSIDE, AND IS PULLING HESELF RIGHT ON BACK, PULLING HESELF RIGHT ON BACK, PAST KENSETH PAST KENSETH >> TEN LAPS AGO, SHAKING HIS >> TEN LAPS AGO, SHAKING HIS FIST AT NEWMAN, NOW — FIST AT NEWMAN, NOW — >> “COME ON, BUDDY, LET’S GO.” >> “COME ON, BUDDY, LET’S GO.” >> LISTEN IN ON DALE EARNHARDT >> LISTEN IN ON DALE EARNHARDT JR JR >> I THINK I NEED — HAS HAY LOT >> I THINK I NEED — HAS HAY LOT TO DO WITH THE UNIFORMS, THEY’RE TO DO WITH THE UNIFORMS, THEY’RE A LITTLE BIT HOTTER A LITTLE BIT HOTTER IT IS A LITTLE BIT WARMER, TOO >> IT APT SO BAD I CAN’T STAND IT IT >> ONE THING HE NEEDS TO REALIZE >> ONE THING HE NEEDS TO REALIZE IS THE LAST TWO RACES, IT’S BEEN IS THE LAST TWO RACES, IT’S BEEN ABOUT 90 DEGREES ABOUT 90 DEGREES SO IF IT’S HOT NOW, BUD, IT’S SO IF IT’S HOT NOW, BUD, IT’S REALLY GOING TO GET HOT HERE REALLY GOING TO GET HOT HERE COME JULY COME JULY >> WE’RE DEFINITELY INTO THE >> WE’RE DEFINITELY INTO THE FIRST HOT RACES THEY’VE HAD ALL FIRST HOT RACES THEY’VE HAD ALL YEAR LONG YEAR LONG >> THESE CARS ARE SO SLICK >> THESE CARS ARE SO SLICK NOWADAYS AND THE CREW CHIEF NOWADAYS AND THE CREW CHIEF DON’T WANT ANY AIR — ANYTHING DON’T WANT ANY AIR — ANYTHING IN THE SIDE TO SLOW YOU DOWN SO IN THE SIDE TO SLOW YOU DOWN SO THERE’S NOT A LOT OF AIR INSIDE THERE’S NOT A LOT OF AIR INSIDE THE CAR OTHER THAN YOUR HELMET THE CAR OTHER THAN YOUR HELMET COOLER THAT YOU RUN TO KEEP YOUR COOLER THAT YOU RUN TO KEEP YOUR HEAD COOL HEAD COOL >> HE TALKED ABOUT HIS FIRE >> HE TALKED ABOUT HIS FIRE SUIT SUIT THEY MAKE DIFFERENT LAYER FIRE THEY MAKE DIFFERENT LAYER FIRE SUITS SUITS THE MORE LAYERS, THE MORE THE MORE LAYERS, THE MORE PROTECTION, BUT THE HOTTER IT’S PROTECTION, BUT THE HOTTER IT’S GOING TO BE GOING TO BE >> THESE SUCKERS MAKE A LOT OF >> THESE SUCKERS MAKE A LOT OF HEAT HEAT >> ROBBY GORDON WORKING THE LOW >> ROBBY GORDON WORKING THE LOW GROOVE GROOVE STEVE GRISSOM ALONG SIDE, RICKY STEVE GRISSOM ALONG SIDE, RICKY RUDD IN TOW RUDD IN TOW >> GRISSOM IN THE 44, TWO LAPS >> GRISSOM IN THE 44, TWO LAPS DOWN, MISSED PIT ROAD ON GREEN DOWN, MISSED PIT ROAD ON GREEN FLAG STOP, BUT HERE WITH THE FLAG STOP, BUT HERE WITH THE LEAD BACK LEAD BACK >> YOU THERE RICE THAT MIGHT >> YOU THERE RICE THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE START OF HIS HAVE BEEN THE START OF HIS PROBLEM? PROBLEM? >> I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN >> I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET ON PIT ROAD, AND TRYING TO GET ON PIT ROAD, AND BLEW OUT THE TIRE BLEW OUT THE TIRE TIRE BLEW OUT ON THE WAY AROUND TIRE BLEW OUT ON THE WAY AROUND >> HIS FIRST RACE OF THE 2002 >> HIS FIRST RACE OF THE 2002 SEASON SEASON >> THAT COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE >> THAT COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE OF MISSING PIT ROAD OF MISSING PIT ROAD >> MICHAEL WALTRIP, WHO LED 53

>> MICHAEL WALTRIP, WHO LED 53 LAPS HERE LAST OCTOBER, FELL OUT LAPS HERE LAST OCTOBER, FELL OUT OF THAT RACE AFTER OVERHEATING OF THAT RACE AFTER OVERHEATING AT 167 OF 188 LAPS AT 167 OF 188 LAPS >> LOOK LIKE HE COULD HAVE WON >> LOOK LIKE HE COULD HAVE WON THE RACE EASILY THE RACE EASILY THE THING GOT HOT ON HIM AND THE THING GOT HOT ON HIM AND BLEW UP BLEW UP >> LARRY PICKED IT BY THE WAY >> LARRY PICKED IT BY THE WAY >> I JUST WANT MICHAEL TO >> I JUST WANT MICHAEL TO KNOW — HE’S MY BROTHER KNOW — HE’S MY BROTHER MICHAEL, I WAS GOING TO PICK YOU MICHAEL, I WAS GOING TO PICK YOU BUT I HAVE TO PICK AFTER LARRY BUT I HAVE TO PICK AFTER LARRY AND HE TOOK YOU FIRST AND HE TOOK YOU FIRST WE CAN’T BOTH PICK — WE CAN’T BOTH PICK — >> THIS IS THE CARMICHAEL HAD AT >> THIS IS THE CARMICHAEL HAD AT DAYTONA DAYTONA I DON’T THINK IT WAS EVER TALKED I DON’T THINK IT WAS EVER TALKED ABOUT WHAT A GOOD CAR HE HAD ABOUT WHAT A GOOD CAR HE HAD THERE THERE TEAMMATE PUT A HOLE IN THE NOSE, TEAMMATE PUT A HOLE IN THE NOSE, KEPT HIM FROM WINNING THE RACE KEPT HIM FROM WINNING THE RACE >> HE’S GOING TO TICK OFF DALE >> HE’S GOING TO TICK OFF DALE EARNHARDT JR. IF HE DRIVES DOWN EARNHARDT JR. IF HE DRIVES DOWN THERE AND LETS NEWMAN GO BY HIM THERE AND LETS NEWMAN GO BY HIM >> SHOULD HAVE STAYED OUT THERE >> SHOULD HAVE STAYED OUT THERE AND LET THELE CAR DRAFT OFF HIM AND LET THELE CAR DRAFT OFF HIM HARD TO GET TO THE HIGH SIDE HARD TO GET TO THE HIGH SIDE WHEN NEWMAN IS THERE WHEN NEWMAN IS THERE WILL HE GET HELP FROM THE WILL HE GET HELP FROM THE HEAVIES? HEAVIES? >> JEFF GORDON JUMPED OUT FROM >> JEFF GORDON JUMPED OUT FROM BEHIND MICHAEL BEHIND MICHAEL >> I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF >> I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED IF DALE EARNHARDT JR. WAS VERY DALE EARNHARDT JR. WAS VERY UNHAPPY WITH THAT MOVE UNHAPPY WITH THAT MOVE >> HERE HE COMES ON THE OUTSIDE, >> HERE HE COMES ON THE OUTSIDE, JUNIOR THAT IS JUNIOR THAT IS >> HE CAN GO AROUND THAT >> HE CAN GO AROUND THAT OUTSIDE OUTSIDE >> WE SAW IN PRACTICE YESTERDAY, >> WE SAW IN PRACTICE YESTERDAY, DARRELL THAT CAR CAN GO — HE’S DARRELL THAT CAR CAN GO — HE’S FATTER THAN NEWMAN BUT GOT TO BE FATTER THAN NEWMAN BUT GOT TO BE CAREFUL, DON’T TOUCH HIM CAREFUL, DON’T TOUCH HIM >> GOT RUDD IN THE MIDDLE OF >> GOT RUDD IN THE MIDDLE OF TURN ONE AND TWO WITH THE HELP TURN ONE AND TWO WITH THE HELP OF BUSCH IN THE 97 OF BUSCH IN THE 97 >> THAT 8 CAR PICKS UP STEAM >> THAT 8 CAR PICKS UP STEAM THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER UP HIGH UP HIGH I THINK WHAT JUNIOR JUST SAID I THINK WHAT JUNIOR JUST SAID OVER TO HIS OLD TEAMMATE THERE OVER TO HIS OLD TEAMMATE THERE IS — IS — >> — I HAD A WHOLE LOT OF HELP >> — I HAD A WHOLE LOT OF HELP LOW LINE’S GOT THE HELP NOW LOW LINE’S GOT THE HELP NOW 15’S GOT THE 40 AND THE 4 15’S GOT THE 40 AND THE 4 >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S SPOTTER >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S SPOTTER >> HE’S A GREAT SPOTTER, SPOTTED >> HE’S A GREAT SPOTTER, SPOTTED FOR ME WHEN I DROVE THE PENNZOIL FOR ME WHEN I DROVE THE PENNZOIL CAR CAR HE WAS SO HELPFUL HE WAS SO HELPFUL >> 24’S UP THE MIDDLE >> 24’S UP THE MIDDLE 97 YOU’RE CLEAR, CLEAR 97 YOU’RE CLEAR, CLEAR >> THERE’S TWO KINDS OF SPOTTERS >> THERE’S TWO KINDS OF SPOTTERS THE CALM, REASSURES VOICE LIKE THE CALM, REASSURES VOICE LIKE TY NORRIS, AND THEN THE TY NORRIS, AND THEN THE CHEERLEADERS, WHICH DO YOU CHEERLEADERS, WHICH DO YOU PREFER? PREFER? >> I LIKE TY NORRIS >> I LIKE TY NORRIS I’M ALREADY REVVED UP ENOUGH, I I’M ALREADY REVVED UP ENOUGH, I DON’T NEED A SPOTTER DOING IT DON’T NEED A SPOTTER DOING IT >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. BACK IN >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. BACK IN ONE-TWO ONE-TWO FROM THE TOP OF THE RACETRACK TO FROM THE TOP OF THE RACETRACK TO THE BOTTOM, GOT THAT RUN OFF THE BOTTOM, GOT THAT RUN OFF TURN THREE, GOT THE HELP OF JEFF TURN THREE, GOT THE HELP OF JEFF GORDON, GOING AFTER THAT LEAD GORDON, GOING AFTER THAT LEAD AGAIN AGAIN >> NEWMAN’S GOT A FAST CAR >> NEWMAN’S GOT A FAST CAR I THINK THAT WAS A MESSAGE FROM I THINK THAT WAS A MESSAGE FROM JUNIOR, DON’T HIT ME IN THE BACK JUNIOR, DON’T HIT ME IN THE BACK END ANY MORE END ANY MORE >> CHEVY’S IN THE LOW LANE, >> CHEVY’S IN THE LOW LANE, FORD’S IN THE HIGH LANE FORD’S IN THE HIGH LANE >> I THINK JUNIOR WANTED TO >> I THINK JUNIOR WANTED TO SHOVE THE 12 UP SHOVE THE 12 UP HE CAN GET THESE OTHER CARS HE CAN GET THESE OTHER CARS UNDERNEATH HIM UNDERNEATH HIM >> BIG RESPONSE FROM THE CROWD >> BIG RESPONSE FROM THE CROWD AS GOES BACK TO THE LEAD AS GOES BACK TO THE LEAD >> COULD HAVE BEEN FIVE TO GO >> COULD HAVE BEEN FIVE TO GO JUST AS EASILY AS 100 TO GO JUST AS EASILY AS 100 TO GO >> PROBABLY WILL STILL BE LIKE >> PROBABLY WILL STILL BE LIKE THIS WITH FIVE TO GO THIS WITH FIVE TO GO >> WHAT THESE GUYS HAVE TO BE >> WHAT THESE GUYS HAVE TO BE DOING, HAVE TO MAKE THESE GUYS DOING, HAVE TO MAKE THESE GUYS AWAY, WE’RE IN THIS PACK, YOU AWAY, WE’RE IN THIS PACK, YOU WANT TO BE IN THE RIGHT POSITION WANT TO BE IN THE RIGHT POSITION TO COME BACK AND MAKE THAT GREEN TO COME BACK AND MAKE THAT GREEN FLAG PIT STOP >>> 100 CAUTION FREE LAPS AT TALLEDEGA TALLEDEGA GEOFFREY BODINE HAS STOPPED, HE GEOFFREY BODINE HAS STOPPED, HE IS THE FIRST TO STOP, AS HE WAS IS THE FIRST TO STOP, AS HE WAS ON THE PRIOR PIT STOP SEQUENCE ON THE PRIOR PIT STOP SEQUENCE DALE EARNHARDT JR. CONTINUES TO DALE EARNHARDT JR. CONTINUES TO LEAD HIS TEAMMATE, MICHAEL LEAD HIS TEAMMATE, MICHAEL WALTRIP, JEFF GORDON, NEWMAN, WALTRIP, JEFF GORDON, NEWMAN, MARLIN, KENSETH, BUSCH, JARRETT MARLIN, KENSETH, BUSCH, JARRETT AND POLE SITTER JOHNSON AND POLE SITTER JOHNSON >> BASED ON THE EARLIER SEQUENCE >> BASED ON THE EARLIER SEQUENCE OF GREEN FLAG STOPS, OVER THE NEXT TEN LAPS WE SHOULD SEE THE WHOLE FIELD COME OFF WHOLE FIELD COME OFF I THINK EVERYONE WILL GO ANOTHER I THINK EVERYONE WILL GO ANOTHER 50 OR 60 LAPS 50 OR 60 LAPS >> IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN DALE >> IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN DALE EARNHARDT JR. GETS OUT FRONT, HE EARNHARDT JR. GETS OUT FRONT, HE CAN PULL THREE OR FOUR CARS WITH CAN PULL THREE OR FOUR CARS WITH HIM AND THEY GET THREE WIDE HIM AND THEY GET THREE WIDE BEHIND HIM BEHIND HIM HE’S GOT SUCH A FAST CAR, HE’S GOT SUCH A FAST CAR, THERE’S ONLY A FEW GUYS THAT CAN THERE’S ONLY A FEW GUYS THAT CAN HANG WITH THEM HANG WITH THEM >> THERE ARE LEADERS AND >> THERE ARE LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS FOLLOWERS >> YOU KNOW WHERE I WANT TO BE, >> YOU KNOW WHERE I WANT TO BE, I WANT TO BE A LEADER I WANT TO BE A LEADER >> I’M SAYING, WHEN HE WANTS TO >> I’M SAYING, WHEN HE WANTS TO LEAD, THEY WANT TO LINE UP AND LEAD, THEY WANT TO LINE UP AND RUN WITH HIM RUN WITH HIM >> IF I WAS A SPOTTER, AND I WAS >> IF I WAS A SPOTTER, AND I WAS A CREW CHIEF, I’D SAY, STAY WITH A CREW CHIEF, I’D SAY, STAY WITH THAT 8 CAR THAT 8 CAR WHEREVER HE GOES, GO WITH HIM WHEREVER HE GOES, GO WITH HIM >> HE’LL BE NEAR THE FRONT WHEN >> HE’LL BE NEAR THE FRONT WHEN THIS THING SHAKES OUT THIS THING SHAKES OUT >> KIMMEL WAS COMING OUT OF THE >> KIMMEL WAS COMING OUT OF THE PITS AND UP TO SPEED, NOT A PITS AND UP TO SPEED, NOT A PROBLEM THERE PROBLEM THERE >> IT CAN BE >> IT CAN BE YOU’RE COMING DOWN THERE THREE YOU’RE COMING DOWN THERE THREE WIDE AND THERE’S A CAR COMING WIDE AND THERE’S A CAR COMING OUT OF THE PITS, MAN, THAT CAN OUT OF THE PITS, MAN, THAT CAN CREATE HAVOC CREATE HAVOC >> STICK LYNN, FROM ALABAMA, HAS >> STICK LYNN, FROM ALABAMA, HAS BEEN DRIVING BILL DAVIS DODGE IN BEEN DRIVING BILL DAVIS DODGE IN AND AROUND THE TOP TEN ALL DAY AND AROUND THE TOP TEN ALL DAY >> HE TRIED TO JUMP IN FRONT OF >> HE TRIED TO JUMP IN FRONT OF KENSETH, BUT ANOTHER DRIVER SAW KENSETH, BUT ANOTHER DRIVER SAW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND JUMP IN WHAT WAS GOING ON AND JUMP IN FRONT OF THOSE GUYS

FRONT OF THOSE GUYS >> DJ HAS RACED HIMSELF UP INTO >> DJ HAS RACED HIMSELF UP INTO SEVENTH PLACE AND A BIG SEVENTH PLACE AND A BIG NEAR-MISS EARLIER NEAR-MISS EARLIER AND HERE’S ANOTHER ONE JEFF GORDON, MATT KENSETH, ALMOST TOUCHED ALMOST TOUCHED >> SEE, THAT’S A PRODUCT OF NOT >> SEE, THAT’S A PRODUCT OF NOT BEING ABLE TO SEE OUT THAT RIGHT BEING ABLE TO SEE OUT THAT RIGHT SIDE SIDE HE NEVER SAW HIM, FELT HIM HE NEVER SAW HIM, FELT HIM HE FELT THAT BUFFER OF AIR AND HE FELT THAT BUFFER OF AIR AND WHIPPED BACK WHIPPED BACK >> YOU FEEL IT A LOT OF TIMES >> YOU FEEL IT A LOT OF TIMES BEFORE YOU SEE IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT >> YES, SIR >> YES, SIR >> FOLKS, THE BEST WAY I CAN >> FOLKS, THE BEST WAY I CAN DESCRIBE THAT YOU’RE GOING DOWN DESCRIBE THAT YOU’RE GOING DOWN THE HIGHWAY, YOU GOT THE THE HIGHWAY, YOU GOT THE DRIVER’S WINDOW OPEN AND YOU DRIVER’S WINDOW OPEN AND YOU CRACK THE PASSENGER WINDOW CRACK THE PASSENGER WINDOW THE AIR PRESSURE CHANGES THE AIR PRESSURE CHANGES YOU FEEL THAT YOU FEEL THAT SIMILAR TO WHAT THESE DRIVERS SIMILAR TO WHAT THESE DRIVERS FEEL FEEL >> YOU CAN HEAR AND FEEL, YOU >> YOU CAN HEAR AND FEEL, YOU CAN’T ALWAYS SEE CAN’T ALWAYS SEE AND YOU CAN SEE THAT — THAT’S AND YOU CAN SEE THAT — THAT’S DALE JARRETT, GOOD SHOT OF HIM DALE JARRETT, GOOD SHOT OF HIM TRYING TO LACK OVER TO THE RIGHT TRYING TO LACK OVER TO THE RIGHT BUT THERE’S REALLY NOT A LOT HE BUT THERE’S REALLY NOT A LOT HE CAN SEE CAN SEE LOOK WHAT A ROUGH RIDE HE’S LOOK WHAT A ROUGH RIDE HE’S GETTING GETTING LOOK AT THE LITTLE BEAR, GIVEN LOOK AT THE LITTLE BEAR, GIVEN TO DALE YESTERDAY BY A LITTLE TO DALE YESTERDAY BY A LITTLE GIRL FROM THE MAKE A WISH GIRL FROM THE MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION FOUNDATION HE SAID, LET ME MAKE THAT BEAR, HE SAID, LET ME MAKE THAT BEAR, I CAN’T THINK A BETTER PASSENGER I CAN’T THINK A BETTER PASSENGER THAN THIS BILL BEAR THAN THIS BILL BEAR >> HIDING BEHIND HIS SEAT, HE >> HIDING BEHIND HIS SEAT, HE NEEDS TO GET UP WHERE HE CAN NEEDS TO GET UP WHERE HE CAN SEE SEE >> THAT BEAR IS BROWNE TO THE >> THAT BEAR IS BROWNE TO THE BONE, TOO BONE, TOO >> 104 LAPS COMPLETE >> 104 LAPS COMPLETE >> WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT IT >> WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT IT I’M FANS OF THE FULL FACED I’M FANS OF THE FULL FACED HELMET HELMET THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS DALE THAT’S ONE OF THE REASONS DALE EARNHARDT SR. WANTED THAT HELMET EARNHARDT SR. WANTED THAT HELMET BETTER VISION BETTER VISION >> PLUS, THE AIR BLOWING IN THE >> PLUS, THE AIR BLOWING IN THE CAR THROUGH THE SIDE WINDOWS, CAR THROUGH THE SIDE WINDOWS, THROUGH THE DRIVER’S SIDE, HE THROUGH THE DRIVER’S SIDE, HE SAID CAN FEEL THAT SAID CAN FEEL THAT MATT? MATT? >> MIKE, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT >> MIKE, YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT THE HEAT INSIDE THE 8 CAR OF THE HEAT INSIDE THE 8 CAR OF DALE EARNHARDT JR DALE EARNHARDT JR REMEMBER, HE JUST STARTED REMEMBER, HE JUST STARTED WEARING A FULL FACE HELMET WEARING A FULL FACE HELMET HE, TOO, USED TO WEAR OPEN FACE HE, TOO, USED TO WEAR OPEN FACE HELMET, TRIED IT IN HAPPY HOUR HELMET, TRIED IT IN HAPPY HOUR LAST YEAR AT HOMESTEAD LAST YEAR AT HOMESTEAD AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ATLANTA ATLANTA HE ISN’T QUITE USED TO HOW HOT HE ISN’T QUITE USED TO HOW HOT IT CAN GET WITH THAT FULL FACED IT CAN GET WITH THAT FULL FACED HELMET — AS THE 9 CAR GOT INTO HELMET — AS THE 9 CAR GOT INTO THE GRASS THE GRASS >> HOW ABOUT OUT OF PAVEMENT? >> HOW ABOUT OUT OF PAVEMENT? >> THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU >> THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET TOO MANY CARS COMING TO PIT GET TOO MANY CARS COMING TO PIT ROAD AT ONE TIME ROAD AT ONE TIME REMEMBER, THEY START CLOCKING REMEMBER, THEY START CLOCKING THAT SPEED 75 FEET BEFORE THE THAT SPEED 75 FEET BEFORE THE ENTRANCE TO PIT ROAD ENTRANCE TO PIT ROAD >> MICHAEL — SEE HIS ARM OUT >> MICHAEL — SEE HIS ARM OUT THE WINDOW, TELLING THOSE GUYS THE WINDOW, TELLING THOSE GUYS BEHIND HIM, WE’RE COMING TO PIT BEHIND HIM, WE’RE COMING TO PIT LANE, DON’T RUN OVER US LANE, DON’T RUN OVER US HERE THEY COME, COMING OFF THE HERE THEY COME, COMING OFF THE CORNER HERE CORNER HERE >> SECOND GROUP MADE THEIR STOPS >> SECOND GROUP MADE THEIR STOPS AND COME OUT AND COME OUT >> WE SEE MORE COMING >> WE SEE MORE COMING LOOKS LIKE ABOUT 15 CARS COMING LOOKS LIKE ABOUT 15 CARS COMING TO PIT ROAD TO PIT ROAD WE’LL SEE ABOUT TWO MORE GROUPS WE’LL SEE ABOUT TWO MORE GROUPS OVER THE NEXT FEW LAPS OVER THE NEXT FEW LAPS >> THEY INCLUDE THE LEADERS >> THEY INCLUDE THE LEADERS DALE EARNHARDT JR., ALL THE WAY DALE EARNHARDT JR., ALL THE WAY DOWN IN THE FAR END PIT DOWN IN THE FAR END PIT >> IF THERE’S PLACE YOU DON’T >> IF THERE’S PLACE YOU DON’T WANT TO GET CAUGHT SPEEDING ON WANT TO GET CAUGHT SPEEDING ON PIT ROAD, YOU DO NOT WANT TO PIT ROAD, YOU DO NOT WANT TO SPEED IT WILL PRETTY MUCH END SPEED IT WILL PRETTY MUCH END YOUR DAY YOUR DAY >> WALTRIP SAYS HE LOVES THE WAY >> WALTRIP SAYS HE LOVES THE WAY THE BRACE CAR’S HANDLING THE BRACE CAR’S HANDLING RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON THE JACK MAN SLAMS THE JACK IN, THE JACK MAN SLAMS THE JACK IN, CHRIS CHANGES FRONT TIRES, NO CHRIS CHANGES FRONT TIRES, NO ADJUSTMENTS, JUST FOUR TIRES ADJUSTMENTS, JUST FOUR TIRES MATT YOCUM MATT YOCUM >> FOUR-TIRE CHANGE FOR DALE >> FOUR-TIRE CHANGE FOR DALE EARNHARDT JR EARNHARDT JR HIS CAR WAS A BIT TIGHT, BUT NO HIS CAR WAS A BIT TIGHT, BUT NO ADJUSTMENT ADJUSTMENT DOWN AND AWAY DOWN AND AWAY >> BEATS DALE JARRETT OFF PIT >> BEATS DALE JARRETT OFF PIT ROAD ALONG WITH MICHAEL WALTRIP, ROAD ALONG WITH MICHAEL WALTRIP, JEFF GORDON, WALLACE, AND BOBBY JEFF GORDON, WALLACE, AND BOBBY LABONTE LABONTE >> YOU HEARD THE ENGINE WHEN HE >> YOU HEARD THE ENGINE WHEN HE DROPPED THE CLUTCH, THAT’S THE DROPPED THE CLUTCH, THAT’S THE REV LIMITER REV LIMITER THEY DON’T WANT TO TURN THIS THEY DON’T WANT TO TURN THIS MOTOR OVER 7200, I WOULD MOTOR OVER 7200, I WOULD SUSPECT SUSPECT >> THERE COMES A LOT ROUSH CARS >> THERE COMES A LOT ROUSH CARS THEY’RE GETTING BETTER FUEL THEY’RE GETTING BETTER FUEL MILEAGE THAN THE OTHER CARS MILEAGE THAN THE OTHER CARS >> DICK BERGGREN KURT BUSCH ON >> DICK BERGGREN KURT BUSCH ON HIS WAY IN HIS WAY IN THIS IS — MARK ON THE FRONT END THIS IS — MARK ON THE FRONT END OF THE CAR, FROM WEST VIRGINIA, OF THE CAR, FROM WEST VIRGINIA, IN THE BACK, AARON, FROM IN THE BACK, AARON, FROM KENTUCKY, ANDY CHANGING THE KENTUCKY, ANDY CHANGING THE TIRES, FROM LOUISIANA TIRES, FROM LOUISIANA KEVIN ON THE BACK TIRES FROM KEVIN ON THE BACK TIRES FROM VERMONT VERMONT FROM ALL OVER AMERICA, A GOOD FROM ALL OVER AMERICA, A GOOD FOUR TIRE CHANGE, AND HE’S GONE FOUR TIRE CHANGE, AND HE’S GONE >> NOW, CAN HE AND MARK MARTIN >> NOW, CAN HE AND MARK MARTIN GET OUT TOGETHER AND DRIVE BACK GET OUT TOGETHER AND DRIVE BACK UP TO SPEED TOGETHER? UP TO SPEED TOGETHER? ANSWER — YEAH, THEY’RE GOING TO ANSWER — YEAH, THEY’RE GOING TO BE CLOSE BE CLOSE >> GOING TO BE CLOSE >> GOING TO BE CLOSE THE LEAD PACK COMING OFF TURN THE LEAD PACK COMING OFF TURN FOUR FOUR >> CRAVEN, SKINNER, BODINE AND >> CRAVEN, SKINNER, BODINE AND BLANEY ALL PITTED ON THAT LAP AS BLANEY ALL PITTED ON THAT LAP AS WELL WELL JEFF BURTON HAS BECOME THE JEFF BURTON HAS BECOME THE LEADER WITH MATT KENSETH BEHIND LEADER WITH MATT KENSETH BEHIND HERE’S DICK HERE’S DICK >> JEFF BURTON ON HIS WAY IN >> JEFF BURTON ON HIS WAY IN THE CREW CHIEF TOLD HIM, NICE THE CREW CHIEF TOLD HIM, NICE AND SMOOTH, FOUR TIRES AND SMOOTH, FOUR TIRES ARMSTRONG, JUST BEFORE THIS RACE ARMSTRONG, JUST BEFORE THIS RACE BEGAN, ASSEMBLED THE ENTIRE PIT BEGAN, ASSEMBLED THE ENTIRE PIT CREW BEHIND THE WAR WAGON CREW BEHIND THE WAR WAGON HE SAID, THERE’S A LOT OF RACES HE SAID, THERE’S A LOT OF RACES TO WIN BUT THIS ONE IS SPECIAL TO WIN BUT THIS ONE IS SPECIAL WE HAVE THE CAR, LET’S PULL WE HAVE THE CAR, LET’S PULL TOGETHER AND DO IT TOGETHER AND DO IT THESE GUYS WORKING HARD, TRYING THESE GUYS WORKING HARD, TRYING TO WIN A RACE FOR THEIR FALLEN TO WIN A RACE FOR THEIR FALLEN TEAM OWNER, JACK ROUSH

TEAM OWNER, JACK ROUSH GOOD PIT STOP GOOD PIT STOP TO MATTY TO MATTY >> NEWMAN LOST A LOT OF TRACK >> NEWMAN LOST A LOT OF TRACK POSITION — POSITION — >> 39, 39, 39 — >> 39, 39, 39 — >> IT IS VERY SIMPLE ON HIS >> IT IS VERY SIMPLE ON HIS ENTRY INTO THE PIT STALL, HAD ENTRY INTO THE PIT STALL, HAD TOO MUCH BRAKE, SLID, ALMOST TOO MUCH BRAKE, SLID, ALMOST THROUGH HIS PIT, CREW HAD TO THROUGH HIS PIT, CREW HAD TO BACK UP THE CAR BACK UP THE CAR IT WASN’T A SLOW STOP, JUST THE IT WASN’T A SLOW STOP, JUST THE ENTRY MADE THE TIME VERY SLOW ENTRY MADE THE TIME VERY SLOW AND IT WAS COSTLY ON THE TRACK AND IT WAS COSTLY ON THE TRACK >> LOOKING DOWN AT PIT ROAD, >> LOOKING DOWN AT PIT ROAD, THEY BACKED HIM UP, ALSO HURT THEY BACKED HIM UP, ALSO HURT GORDON TRYING TO GET OUT, HURT GORDON TRYING TO GET OUT, HURT STODDARD SCREAMING, 39, 39, WHAT STODDARD SCREAMING, 39, 39, WHAT HE’S TELLING THEM IS 39, 39, ON HE’S TELLING THEM IS 39, 39, ON HIS TACH HIS TACH >> KIND OF A TECHNICAL THING, >> KIND OF A TECHNICAL THING, SOME OF THESE CARS HAVE AN OPEN SOME OF THESE CARS HAVE AN OPEN GEAR, IT ONLY PULLS OFF THE GEAR, IT ONLY PULLS OFF THE RIGHT REAR TIRE RIGHT REAR TIRE IT’S DIFFICULT TO MAKE A PIT IT’S DIFFICULT TO MAKE A PIT STOP BECAUSE THAT RIGHT REAR STOP BECAUSE THAT RIGHT REAR TIRE WANTS TO SPIN TIRE WANTS TO SPIN MOST OF THE GUYS GO TO THE SAME MOST OF THE GUYS GO TO THE SAME GEAR WE RUN EVERYWHERE ELSE, HAS GEAR WE RUN EVERYWHERE ELSE, HAS A RATCHET IN IT WHERE BOTH TIRES A RATCHET IN IT WHERE BOTH TIRES WILL PULL AS IT LEAVES THE PITS WILL PULL AS IT LEAVES THE PITS >> KENSETH, THE 17 CAR, HE’S OUR >> KENSETH, THE 17 CAR, HE’S OUR LEADER LEADER ALMOST EYE KENT CALL TO THE ALMOST EYE KENT CALL TO THE SITUATION 50 SOMETHING LAPS AGO SITUATION 50 SOMETHING LAPS AGO RIGHT THERE IN THAT SECOND PACK RIGHT THERE IN THAT SECOND PACK GOING TO BE VERY CRITICAL ONCE GOING TO BE VERY CRITICAL ONCE AGAIN FOR HIM TO GET TO PIT ROAD AGAIN FOR HIM TO GET TO PIT ROAD GET THOSE FOUR TIRES AND BACK IN GET THOSE FOUR TIRES AND BACK IN THAT GROUP THAT GROUP >> WE OFTEN SEE THIS WITH THE >> WE OFTEN SEE THIS WITH THE ROUSH TEAM ROUSH TEAM FOUR ROUSH CAR, USUALLY ONE OF FOUR ROUSH CAR, USUALLY ONE OF THEM IS PICKED TO BE THE FUEL THEM IS PICKED TO BE THE FUEL MILEAGE — I WON’T SAY RABBIT, MILEAGE — I WON’T SAY RABBIT, HOW ABOUT TORTUISE HOW ABOUT TORTUISE THE CAR THAT WILL STAY OUT THE THE CAR THAT WILL STAY OUT THE LONGEST LONGEST TODAY, MATT KENSETH HAS TODAY, MATT KENSETH HAS STRETCHED THE FUEL MILEAGE ON STRETCHED THE FUEL MILEAGE ON BOTH OF THE FIRST TWO GREEN FLAG BOTH OF THE FIRST TWO GREEN FLAG RUNS RUNS WATCH STEVE PARK AND TONY WATCH STEVE PARK AND TONY STEWART STEWART >> THAT WASN’T CLOSE, THAT WAS >> THAT WASN’T CLOSE, THAT WAS TOUCHING TOUCHING >> I JUST — AGAIN, I GOT TO SAY >> I JUST — AGAIN, I GOT TO SAY YOU CAN’T SEE OUT THAT RIGHT YOU CAN’T SEE OUT THAT RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAR SIDE OF THE CAR SPOTTER DIDN’T DO A REAL GOOD SPOTTER DIDN’T DO A REAL GOOD JOB TELLING HIM SOMEBODY WAS JOB TELLING HIM SOMEBODY WAS THERE THERE >> THE SPOTTERS ARE HIGH ON THE >> THE SPOTTERS ARE HIGH ON THE PRESS BOX ROOF, NEAR THE PRESS PRESS BOX ROOF, NEAR THE PRESS BOX ROOF, IN THE CENTER OF BOX ROOF, IN THE CENTER OF THE — CENTER OF THE TRIOVAL THE — CENTER OF THE TRIOVAL RACETRACK RACETRACK THERE THEY ARE THERE THEY ARE SO SOMETIMES, THE CARS ARE A SO SOMETIMES, THE CARS ARE A MILE AWAY FROM THE SPOTTERS MILE AWAY FROM THE SPOTTERS A LOT OF THEM USE BINOCULARS A LOT OF THEM USE BINOCULARS >> WHERE THAT GETS CRITICAL IS >> WHERE THAT GETS CRITICAL IS DOWN THAT BACKSTRETCH, YOU CAN’T DOWN THAT BACKSTRETCH, YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR EYES OFF TAKE YOUR EYES OFF >> MATT YOCUM >> MATT YOCUM >> WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SPOTTERS, >> WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SPOTTERS, THE 4 CAR HAS PEPSI COLORS THE 4 CAR HAS PEPSI COLORS TODAY TODAY THE BLUE IS VERY CLOSE, THE SAME THE BLUE IS VERY CLOSE, THE SAME BLUE USED ON JOHNSON’S LOWE’S BLUE USED ON JOHNSON’S LOWE’S CHEVROLET CHEVROLET THE SPOTTER HAD ROBBIE LOOMIS THE SPOTTER HAD ROBBIE LOOMIS ADD NEON GREEN TAPE ALL OVER ADD NEON GREEN TAPE ALL OVER THAT 24 CAR BECAUSE THE NUMBERS THAT 24 CAR BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ON THE ROOF ARE VERY CLOSE, SAME ON THE ROOF ARE VERY CLOSE, SAME COLOR AS JOHNSON’S COLOR AS JOHNSON’S THEY ADDED NEON TAPE ON THE THEY ADDED NEON TAPE ON THE SPOILER, FRONT VEILANCE, ALSO, SPOILER, FRONT VEILANCE, ALSO, THE TABS ON THE TEAR-AWAYS ON THE TABS ON THE TEAR-AWAYS ON THE FRONT WIND SHIELD TO SEE THE THE FRONT WIND SHIELD TO SEE THE CAR A LITTLE EASIER WHEN ON THE CAR A LITTLE EASIER WHEN ON THE BACKSTRETCH BACKSTRETCH >> THE PERSPECTIVE OF THESE CAR >> THE PERSPECTIVE OF THESE CAR COMING TOWARDS YOU ON GOING AWAY COMING TOWARDS YOU ON GOING AWAY FROM YOU IS DIFFICULT TO TELL FROM YOU IS DIFFICULT TO TELL WHEN SOMEBODY’S MOVING AROUND WHEN SOMEBODY’S MOVING AROUND >> LET’S TALK ABOUT 17, KENSETH >> LET’S TALK ABOUT 17, KENSETH LEAD THE RACE, JUST COMPLETED LEAD THE RACE, JUST COMPLETED 112 112 THAT’S THE SAME DISTANCE HE THAT’S THE SAME DISTANCE HE TRAVELED EARLIER TRAVELED EARLIER WHAT I DON’T LIKE, HE’S IN THE WHAT I DON’T LIKE, HE’S IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT PACK, IT’S GOING MIDDLE OF THAT PACK, IT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO GET TO PIT ROAD TO BE HARD TO GET TO PIT ROAD I’LL SAY HE’LL BE ON PIT ROAD I’LL SAY HE’LL BE ON PIT ROAD THIS TIME THIS TIME >> HE TOLD THE 99 TEAM TO LET >> HE TOLD THE 99 TEAM TO LET HIM DOWN ON THE INSIDE, HE’S HIM DOWN ON THE INSIDE, HE’S GOING IN GOING IN >> BIG HAND WAVE TO ALERT THE >> BIG HAND WAVE TO ALERT THE DRIVERS BEHIND HIM DRIVERS BEHIND HIM >> HE KNEW HE HAD TO LOSE AS >> HE KNEW HE HAD TO LOSE AS LITTLE TIME AS POSSIBLE GETTING LITTLE TIME AS POSSIBLE GETTING TO THE BOTTOM TO THE BOTTOM EVERY LITTLE BIT OF TIME HE EVERY LITTLE BIT OF TIME HE LOSES IS CRITICAL THERE LOSES IS CRITICAL THERE >> BY THE SAME TOKEN, HAS TO >> BY THE SAME TOKEN, HAS TO SLOW DOWN EARLIER TO GET TO THE SLOW DOWN EARLIER TO GET TO THE BOTTOM BOTTOM IF HE HAD BEEN UP THERE WITH IF HE HAD BEEN UP THERE WITH EVERYBODY ELSE, HE COULD HAVE EVERYBODY ELSE, HE COULD HAVE DROVE 170 MILES AN HOUR AT THE DROVE 170 MILES AN HOUR AT THE END OF PIT ROAD END OF PIT ROAD >> THAT’S WHERE THE PIT ROAD >> THAT’S WHERE THE PIT ROAD SPEED LIMIT STARTS, THERE SPEED LIMIT STARTS, THERE HE’S THE ONLY ONE ON PIT ROAD, HE’S THE ONLY ONE ON PIT ROAD, ALL EYES ARE WATCHING HIM ALL EYES ARE WATCHING HIM >> THAT’S RIGHT >> THAT’S RIGHT TEAR OFF ON THE WINDSHIELD TEAR OFF ON THE WINDSHIELD LONG TIME THERE ON THE RIGHT LONG TIME THERE ON THE RIGHT FRONT IT APPEARS FRONT IT APPEARS KENSETH GAVE UP THE LEAD TO HIS KENSETH GAVE UP THE LEAD TO HIS TEAMMATE, MARK MARTIN, WHO IS TEAMMATE, MARK MARTIN, WHO IS NOW LEADING NOW LEADING >> THE FIELD’S HALFWAY DOWN THE >> THE FIELD’S HALFWAY DOWN THE BACK STRETCH RIGHT NOW BACK STRETCH RIGHT NOW HE’S GONE NOW, GOING TO BE HE’S GONE NOW, GOING TO BE REALLY CRITICAL, GET UP TO REALLY CRITICAL, GET UP TO SPEED SPEED MAINTAIN 55 MILES AN HOUR, DON’T MAINTAIN 55 MILES AN HOUR, DON’T WANT TO BE CAUGHT SPEEDING WANT TO BE CAUGHT SPEEDING AND BE BACK WITH THAT PACK AND BE BACK WITH THAT PACK >> THAT SPEED LIMIT’S WHAT KILLS >> THAT SPEED LIMIT’S WHAT KILLS YOU, TAKES SO LONG TO COME FROM YOU, TAKES SO LONG TO COME FROM THE FAR END OF THE PIT ROAD ALL THE FAR END OF THE PIT ROAD ALL THE WAY DOWN THROUGH THERE THE WAY DOWN THROUGH THERE >> THAT PIT STOP ABOUT THREE >> THAT PIT STOP ABOUT THREE SECONDS TOO LONG SECONDS TOO LONG >> HAD TO TAKE TWO FULL CANS OF >> HAD TO TAKE TWO FULL CANS OF FUEL FUEL CAN’T GET HALF A CAN AND GO CAN’T GET HALF A CAN AND GO >> HAD TROUBLE ON THE RIGHT >> HAD TROUBLE ON THE RIGHT FRONT FRONT AND HERE — AND HERE — >> HERE COMES THE 4:00 EXPRESS >> HERE COMES THE 4:00 EXPRESS >> HE’S IN TURN TWO, THIS PACK’S >> HE’S IN TURN TWO, THIS PACK’S COMING, COMING IN A HURRY COMING, COMING IN A HURRY THEY’RE COMING INTO TURN GO NOW THEY’RE COMING INTO TURN GO NOW >> THERE’S ENOUGH OF THEM, HE’LL >> THERE’S ENOUGH OF THEM, HE’LL BE ABLE TO BLEND IN SOMEWHERE BE ABLE TO BLEND IN SOMEWHERE >> THE LAST TIME HE DID THIS, >> THE LAST TIME HE DID THIS, SIX CARS WENT BY AND HE WAS ABLE SIX CARS WENT BY AND HE WAS ABLE TO GET INTO LINE IN SEVENTH TO GET INTO LINE IN SEVENTH SEE WHAT HAPPENS HERE

SEE WHAT HAPPENS HERE >> I DON’T BELIEVE THERE’S A >> I DON’T BELIEVE THERE’S A HOLE IN SEVENTH HOLE IN SEVENTH >> THERE’S NO ROOM, HE’S GOING >> THERE’S NO ROOM, HE’S GOING TO GET CARS TO HELP HIM BECAUSE TO GET CARS TO HELP HIM BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO GO BY THERE’S NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO GO BY AT ONCE AT ONCE >> THE 6 CAR, IF HE CAN GET DOWN >> THE 6 CAR, IF HE CAN GET DOWN THERE, I THINK HE HAS TOO MUCH THERE, I THINK HE HAS TOO MUCH MOMENTUM MOMENTUM HE’LL HAVE TO GO BY ON THE HIGH HE’LL HAVE TO GO BY ON THE HIGH SIDE RIGHT THERE SIDE RIGHT THERE THERE’S JUST NOT A HOLE TO GET THERE’S JUST NOT A HOLE TO GET INTO LIKE HE DID EARLIER INTO LIKE HE DID EARLIER >> JOHN ANDRETTI DROPS >> JOHN ANDRETTI DROPS UNDERNEATH UNDERNEATH KENSETH NOT UP TO FULL SPEED KENSETH NOT UP TO FULL SPEED >> TAKES OVER A LAP TO GET UP TO >> TAKES OVER A LAP TO GET UP TO SPEED SPEED >> AND HE PAYS THE PRICE >> AND HE PAYS THE PRICE HE PAYS THE PRICE THAT TIME HE PAYS THE PRICE THAT TIME MATT KENSETH, CROSSES THE LINE, MATT KENSETH, CROSSES THE LINE, IN 25th POSITION >>> THE CAUTION IS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY IN TALLEDEGA FIRST TIME TODAY IN TALLEDEGA DEBRIS IN TURN FOUR HAS PUT US DEBRIS IN TURN FOUR HAS PUT US UNDER THE YELLOW UNDER THE YELLOW ALL THE TEAMS JUST MADE PIT ALL THE TEAMS JUST MADE PIT STOPS, CAME RIGHT BACK IN AGAIN STOPS, CAME RIGHT BACK IN AGAIN >> I THINK THEY WANTED A BREAK >> I THINK THEY WANTED A BREAK WE NEED A BREAK OUT HERE WE NEED A BREAK OUT HERE >> THREE CARS DID NOT STOP, MATT >> THREE CARS DID NOT STOP, MATT KENSETH, SPENCER, NEWMAN KENSETH, SPENCER, NEWMAN >> SAY THIS GROUP RIGHT HERE, >> SAY THIS GROUP RIGHT HERE, DALE EARNHARDT JR., WALTRIP, DALE EARNHARDT JR., WALTRIP, JARRETT, JUST TOPPING THAT TANK JARRETT, JUST TOPPING THAT TANK OFF WITH FUEL, BEEN OUT THERE OFF WITH FUEL, BEEN OUT THERE ONLY 10, 11 LAPS, NO NEED FOR ONLY 10, 11 LAPS, NO NEED FOR TIRES, JUST FILL THAT THING WITH TIRES, JUST FILL THAT THING WITH FUEL FUEL WHY, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE WHY, BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE RACE WHEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE RACE WHEN YOU HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER GREEN FLAG STOP, I DON’T ANOTHER GREEN FLAG STOP, I DON’T THINK ANYONE CAN MAKE IT FROM THINK ANYONE CAN MAKE IT FROM HERE, YOU’LL SPEND LESS TIME IN HERE, YOU’LL SPEND LESS TIME IN PIT ROAD, LESS FUEL TO PUT IN PIT ROAD, LESS FUEL TO PUT IN I DON’T THINK ANYBODY CAN MAKE I DON’T THINK ANYBODY CAN MAKE IT FROM HERE, BUT HOW GOOD A IT FROM HERE, BUT HOW GOOD A MILEAGE DOES THAT 17 CAR GET? MILEAGE DOES THAT 17 CAR GET? AND CAUTIONS WILL HAPPEN AND CAUTIONS WILL HAPPEN >> HE JUST WENT FROM 27th FROM >> HE JUST WENT FROM 27th FROM THE LAST LAP WE RAN UNDER GREEN >>> THREE OF THOSE YOUNG FACES LEAD THIS FIELD WITH 70 LAPS TO LEAD THIS FIELD WITH 70 LAPS TO GO GO KENSETH, NEWMAN AND DALE KENSETH, NEWMAN AND DALE EARNHARDT JR., KENSETH AND EARNHARDT JR., KENSETH AND NEWMAN DID NOT YET PIT UNDER NEWMAN DID NOT YET PIT UNDER THIS CAUTION THIS CAUTION YESTERDAY, TOP FIVE FINISHERS YESTERDAY, TOP FIVE FINISHERS FROM THE BUSCH RACE, BROUGHT TO FROM THE BUSCH RACE, BROUGHT TO YOU BY OLD SPICE, JASON KELLER O PIT ROW, TOPPED OFF ANDRETTI, BLANEY, STEWART, ANDRETTI, BLANEY, STEWART, BURTON, AND ELLIOTT BURTON, AND ELLIOTT OTHERS STILL ON THE LEAD LAP OTHERS STILL ON THE LEAD LAP NADEAU IS BACK ON THE RACETRACK NADEAU IS BACK ON THE RACETRACK HE’S BACK OUT THERE, EIGHT LAPS HE’S BACK OUT THERE, EIGHT LAPS DOWN DOWN >> 43 CARS STARTED, 43 CARS >> 43 CARS STARTED, 43 CARS RUNNING RUNNING FAR CRY FROM YESTERDAY, WHEN WE FAR CRY FROM YESTERDAY, WHEN WE PUT 27 CARS INTO THE GARAGE ON A PUT 27 CARS INTO THE GARAGE ON A LAP 15 CRASH LAP 15 CRASH YOU’LL SEE KENSETH ON FOX TRAX YOU’LL SEE KENSETH ON FOX TRAX COMING UP TO SPEED COMING UP TO SPEED REMEMBER, THE START/FINISH LINE REMEMBER, THE START/FINISH LINE IS DOWN TOWARDS TURN ONE IS DOWN TOWARDS TURN ONE >> PACE CAR SPEED 70 MILES AN >> PACE CAR SPEED 70 MILES AN HOUR, BRINGING THEM DOWN HOUR, BRINGING THEM DOWN PACE CAR’S OFF PACE CAR’S OFF THAT’S THE RESTART AREA RIGHT THAT’S THE RESTART AREA RIGHT THERE IN THE CENTER OF THE THERE IN THE CENTER OF THE TRIOVAL TRIOVAL LOOK AT IT CLIMB, ALREADY OVER LOOK AT IT CLIMB, ALREADY OVER 100 MILES AN HOUR 100 MILES AN HOUR ALMOST 120 BY THE TIME THEY GET ALMOST 120 BY THE TIME THEY GET TO THE LINE TO THE LINE IT WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB IT WILL CONTINUE TO CLIMB >> IT WILL PROBABLY BE BACK TO >> IT WILL PROBABLY BE BACK TO THE START/FINISH LINE AGAIN THE START/FINISH LINE AGAIN BEFORE GETTING TO FULL SPEED BEFORE GETTING TO FULL SPEED >> AS KENSETH LEADS THIS RACE, >> AS KENSETH LEADS THIS RACE, HIS CAR OWNER, JACK ROUSH, HIS CAR OWNER, JACK ROUSH, INJURED IN A CAR CRASH FRIDAY INJURED IN A CAR CRASH FRIDAY EVENING, HAS HIS CONDITION AT EVENING, HAS HIS CONDITION AT THE HOSPITAL IN BIRMINGHAM THE HOSPITAL IN BIRMINGHAM UPGRADED FROM CRITICAL TO UPGRADED FROM CRITICAL TO SERIOUS SERIOUS VERY GOOD NEWS VERY GOOD NEWS >> YES >> YES VERY MUCH SO VERY MUCH SO OUR PRAYERS ARE CERTAINLY WITH OUR PRAYERS ARE CERTAINLY WITH JACK AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND JACK AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND ORGANIZATION ORGANIZATION IN THE BACK STRETCH, 185 MILES IN THE BACK STRETCH, 185 MILES AN HOUR, OVER TO TURN THREE AN HOUR, OVER TO TURN THREE FALLS DOWN A LITTLE BIT FALLS DOWN A LITTLE BIT IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR IN THE MIDDLE OF THREE AND FOUR >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. THE SECOND >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. THE SECOND AND LOOKING FOR THE LEAD AND LOOKING FOR THE LEAD KENSETH TO BLOCK, AS THEY SAY ON KENSETH TO BLOCK, AS THEY SAY ON THE SQUARES THE SQUARES >> CLOSE THE DOOR >> CLOSE THE DOOR JUST KIND OF CLOSED THE DOOR ON JUST KIND OF CLOSED THE DOOR ON HIM HIM >> NEWMAN’S GOING FROM ABOUT >> NEWMAN’S GOING FROM ABOUT SECOND TO SIXTH BY THE TIME THEY SECOND TO SIXTH BY THE TIME THEY GET TO THE START/FINISH LINE GET TO THE START/FINISH LINE >> WITH ROBBIE REISER >> WITH ROBBIE REISER YOU SEEM TO BE GETTING GREAT GAS YOU SEEM TO BE GETTING GREAT GAS MILEAGE MILEAGE TELL US ABOUT THE STRATEGY TELL US ABOUT THE STRATEGY >> GETTING BETTER GAS MILEAGE >> GETTING BETTER GAS MILEAGE WHEN ALL THE GUYS PITTED, THEY WHEN ALL THE GUYS PITTED, THEY WERE AROUND US, KEPT US IN THE WERE AROUND US, KEPT US IN THE DRAFT SO I STAYED OUT THERE DRAFT SO I STAYED OUT THERE SAME WITH THE SECOND STOP HERE, SAME WITH THE SECOND STOP HERE, WHEN THEY DID THAT AGAIN, I WHEN THEY DID THAT AGAIN, I STAYED OUT BECAUSE THE CAR’S STAYED OUT BECAUSE THE CAR’S WERE ALL RUNNING THE SAME SPEED, WERE ALL RUNNING THE SAME SPEED, REALLY DIDN’T HAVE NOTHING TO REALLY DIDN’T HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE EXCEPT FOR — YOU KNOW IF LOSE EXCEPT FOR — YOU KNOW IF WE COULD HAVE CAUGHT THE CAUTION WE COULD HAVE CAUGHT THE CAUTION EARLIER, WE’D BE ON OUR OWN LAP EARLIER, WE’D BE ON OUR OWN LAP THE FORD’S RUNNING GOOD, JUST THE FORD’S RUNNING GOOD, JUST TALLEDEGA, YOU GOT TO DRAFT YOUR TALLEDEGA, YOU GOT TO DRAFT YOUR WEIGHT THROUGH THERE AND THAT’S WEIGHT THROUGH THERE AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING >> TO MATT YOCUM >> TO MATT YOCUM >> MATT BORLAND, NEWMAN’S CREW >> MATT BORLAND, NEWMAN’S CREW CHIEF CHIEF WHY DID YOU STAY OUT, NOT COME WHY DID YOU STAY OUT, NOT COME IN AND AT LEAST TOP OFF? IN AND AT LEAST TOP OFF? >> WE ONLY HAD ABOUT NINE LAPS >> WE ONLY HAD ABOUT NINE LAPS WORTH OF FUEL BURNED OFF WORTH OF FUEL BURNED OFF WE WERE IN THE BACK BECAUSE OF WE WERE IN THE BACK BECAUSE OF THAT BAD PIT STOP THAT BAD PIT STOP WE FIGURED IT WOULD BE SAFER TO WE FIGURED IT WOULD BE SAFER TO BE OUT FRONT BE OUT FRONT IT MIGHT HURT US AT THE END OF IT MIGHT HURT US AT THE END OF THE RACE, BUT NO ONE CAN MAKE IT THE RACE, BUT NO ONE CAN MAKE IT ANYWAY, AND WE FIGURED TO BE ANYWAY, AND WE FIGURED TO BE SAFER IF A BIG WRECK HAPPENS SAFER IF A BIG WRECK HAPPENS >> TRYING TO PULL OFF THEIR >> TRYING TO PULL OFF THEIR FIRST-TIME WIN AND JOIN EIGHT FIRST-TIME WIN AND JOIN EIGHT OTHER DRIVERS THAT PULLED OFF OTHER DRIVERS THAT PULLED OFF THAT FEAT THAT FEAT >> THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT, THIS >> THIS TIME IS DIFFERENT, THIS TIME WHEN DALE EARNHARDT JR TIME WHEN DALE EARNHARDT JR WENT WITH WALTRIP, MICHAEL COULD WENT WITH WALTRIP, MICHAEL COULD NOT STAY WITH HIM UP FRONT NOT STAY WITH HIM UP FRONT >> KENSETH HAS A PRETTY FAST CAR >> KENSETH HAS A PRETTY FAST CAR ABLE TO HANG RIGHT THERE ABLE TO HANG RIGHT THERE >> WANT TO KNOW WHAT BLOCKING >> WANT TO KNOW WHAT BLOCKING LOOKS LIKE? LOOKS LIKE? >> KENSETH HAS HELP FROM HIS >> KENSETH HAS HELP FROM HIS ROUSH TEAMMATE, THE 97 OF BUSCH

ROUSH TEAMMATE, THE 97 OF BUSCH >> WE’LL SEE HOW STRONG DALE >> WE’LL SEE HOW STRONG DALE EARNHARDT JR. IS BECAUSE HE’S EARNHARDT JR. IS BECAUSE HE’S BEING GAINED UP BY THE FORD NOW BEING GAINED UP BY THE FORD NOW >> LOOK AT THAT FIVE OF THEM >> LOOK AT THAT FIVE OF THEM >> AND RYAN NEWMAN IN THE >> AND RYAN NEWMAN IN THE MIDDLE MIDDLE NO THAT WE HAVEN’T DONE TODAY? NO THAT WE HAVEN’T DONE TODAY? CRANK IT UP CRANK IT UP >> OH, MAN >> 123 LAPS COMPLETE OF 188, 65 TO GO, CARS JUST THREE SECONDS TO GO, CARS JUST THREE SECONDS APART FROM THE FIRST TO THE APART FROM THE FIRST TO THE 45th 45th YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO PULL YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO PULL A TRIVIA QUESTION A TRIVIA QUESTION AS ALL THE DRIVERS ARE TOLD BY AS ALL THE DRIVERS ARE TOLD BY THEIR SPOTTERS, BE PATIENT THEIR SPOTTERS, BE PATIENT >> IT’S AFTER THESE RESTARTS, >> IT’S AFTER THESE RESTARTS, BUNCHED BACK UP, FRESH TIRES, BUNCHED BACK UP, FRESH TIRES, ADJUSTMENTS, THAT’S WHEN YOU ADJUSTMENTS, THAT’S WHEN YOU HOLD YOUR BREATH HOLD YOUR BREATH >> YOU HER HEARD THE CREW CHIEF >> YOU HER HEARD THE CREW CHIEF SAYING, THEY’RE STILL SAYING, THEY’RE STILL ANTICIPATING THE BIG ONE ANTICIPATING THE BIG ONE FOUR WIDE FOUR WIDE AND IT WON’T BE TOO LONG NOW, AND IT WON’T BE TOO LONG NOW, LARRY, UNTIL SOME OF THESE GUYS LARRY, UNTIL SOME OF THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN COOLING IT AT THE BACK HAVE BEEN COOLING IT AT THE BACK LIKE TONY STEWART AND A FEW OF LIKE TONY STEWART AND A FEW OF THEM, THEY’RE GOING TO START TO THEM, THEY’RE GOING TO START TO GET UP NEAR THE FRONT GET UP NEAR THE FRONT BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE, THINGS HAVE BECAUSE YOU CAN SEE, THINGS HAVE PICKED UP NEAR THE FRONT PICKED UP NEAR THE FRONT >> HE’S FLIRTING WITH THAT OUT >> HE’S FLIRTING WITH THAT OUT OF BOUNDS LINE DOWN THERE DOWN OF BOUNDS LINE DOWN THERE DOWN THE BACK STRETCH THE BACK STRETCH FOUR WIDE GOING INTO TURN THREE FOUR WIDE GOING INTO TURN THREE >> BUSINESS IS PICKING UP, BOYS, >> BUSINESS IS PICKING UP, BOYS, BUSINESS IS PICKING UP BUSINESS IS PICKING UP HE HAD TO FALL BACK IN BEHIND HE HAD TO FALL BACK IN BEHIND KURT BUSCH KURT BUSCH WIDE ENOUGH, BUT WON’T WORK WIDE ENOUGH, BUT WON’T WORK GETTING INTO TURN THREE GETTING INTO TURN THREE >> AND YOU GET SO FRUSTRATED >> AND YOU GET SO FRUSTRATED BECAUSE MIKE KNOWS HE HAS A FAST BECAUSE MIKE KNOWS HE HAS A FAST CAR BUT LOOK WHERE HE IS CAR BUT LOOK WHERE HE IS >> BUSCH ALSO FRUSTRATED, VERY >> BUSCH ALSO FRUSTRATED, VERY ANNOYED PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO ANNOYED PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SEEM TO RUN WITH HIM SEEM TO RUN WITH HIM FENNIG JUST CAME ON THE RADIO FENNIG JUST CAME ON THE RADIO AND SAID, CURT, YOU GOT NO AND SAID, CURT, YOU GOT NO FRIEND OUT THERE FRIEND OUT THERE THEY DESPERATELY WANT PARTNERS, THEY DESPERATELY WANT PARTNERS, BUT THEY’RE NOT GETTING THEM BUT THEY’RE NOT GETTING THEM THIS AFTERNOON THIS AFTERNOON >> LISTEN, GUYS, IT’S NOT LIKE >> LISTEN, GUYS, IT’S NOT LIKE YOU CAN ORCHESTRATE THESE THING YOU CAN ORCHESTRATE THESE THING YOU CAN’T SET THINGS UP YOU CAN’T SET THINGS UP YOU GO WITH THE GUYS WITH YOU YOU GO WITH THE GUYS WITH YOU WHOEVER’S AROUND YOU WHOEVER’S AROUND YOU THAT’S YOUR PARTNER AT THE TIM THAT’S YOUR PARTNER AT THE TIM IT’S GOING TO CHANGE IT’S GOING TO CHANGE >> 10 YEARS AGO, EIGHT OR NIB >> 10 YEARS AGO, EIGHT OR NIB CARS IN THE LEAD DRAFT, YOU CARS IN THE LEAD DRAFT, YOU COULD DO IT COULD DO IT >> HOW DO YOU ORCHESTRATE A >> HOW DO YOU ORCHESTRATE A PARTNER, FRIEND? PARTNER, FRIEND? >> I WOULDN’T EVEN WANT TO BE >> I WOULDN’T EVEN WANT TO BE LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO RUN LOOKING FOR SOMEBODY TO RUN WITH WITH >> THIS IS ONLY BUSCH’S THIRD >> THIS IS ONLY BUSCH’S THIRD RESTRICTOR PLATE RACE EVER RESTRICTOR PLATE RACE EVER IS THIS WHERE THAT EXPERIENCE IS THIS WHERE THAT EXPERIENCE COMES IN, YOU WANT TO GO WITH COMES IN, YOU WANT TO GO WITH THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW? THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW? >> I THINK SO >> I THINK SO BECAUSE THE KID DOESN’T — HE BECAUSE THE KID DOESN’T — HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE TO KNOW WHAT TO DO ALL THE TIME TO KNOW WHAT TO DO ALL THE TIME MIGHT KNOW WHAT TO DO TO GET TO MIGHT KNOW WHAT TO DO TO GET TO THE FRONT, BUT DOES HE KNOW WHAT THE FRONT, BUT DOES HE KNOW WHAT TO DO ALL THE TIME? TO DO ALL THE TIME? NO DISRESPECT TO HIM NO DISRESPECT TO HIM A GREAT TALENT, SEEN HIM RUN A GREAT TALENT, SEEN HIM RUN RACES RACES THIS IS CHESS AT ITS HIGHEST THIS IS CHESS AT ITS HIGHEST LEVEL LEVEL >> NOW, A ROOKIE LEADS THIS >> NOW, A ROOKIE LEADS THIS RACE RACE EIGHT DRIVERS HAVE SCORED THEIR EIGHT DRIVERS HAVE SCORED THEIR FIRST VICTORY HERE, THREE FIRST VICTORY HERE, THREE DRIVERS HAVE WON HERE IN THEIR DRIVERS HAVE WON HERE IN THEIR FIRST EVER TALLEDEGA START FIRST EVER TALLEDEGA START >> AND OF THOSE EIGHT, THIS WAS >> AND OF THOSE EIGHT, THIS WAS THE ONLY RACE THEY WON, WAS THIS THE ONLY RACE THEY WON, WAS THIS RACE HERE RACE HERE >> IT’S INTERESTING HOW THING >> IT’S INTERESTING HOW THING ARE CHANGING, THE 8 AND 15 HAVE ARE CHANGING, THE 8 AND 15 HAVE DOMINATED THIS RACE DOMINATED THIS RACE >> BRICKHOUSE WON HIS FIRST EVER >> BRICKHOUSE WON HIS FIRST EVER START HERE START HERE AND THERE ARE THE DRIVERS WHO AND THERE ARE THE DRIVERS WHO WON HERE AND THOSE SIX WITH THE WON HERE AND THOSE SIX WITH THE BULLETS, IT WAS THEIR LONE BULLETS, IT WAS THEIR LONE WINSTON CUP VICTORY WINSTON CUP VICTORY WHAT WILL HAPPEN TODAY? >>> MARK MARTIN’S 4 LEADS THE CHEVYS OF DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND CHEVYS OF DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND WALLACE, THE FORD OF NEWMAN, WALLACE, THE FORD OF NEWMAN, JEFF GORDON’S CHEVROLET AND SIX JEFF GORDON’S CHEVROLET AND SIX FORDS BEHIND THEM FORDS BEHIND THEM BUT I’VE HEARD — MICHAEL BUT I’VE HEARD — MICHAEL WALTRIP, ALONG WITH KURT BUSCH WALTRIP, ALONG WITH KURT BUSCH AND ROBBY GORDON, HAVE BEEN AND ROBBY GORDON, HAVE BEEN PLAYING 190 MILE AN HOUR CROQUET PLAYING 190 MILE AN HOUR CROQUET AS DALE EARNHARDT JR. TAKES THE AS DALE EARNHARDT JR. TAKES THE LEAD LEAD >> CAN YOU SPELL COMPOSURE? >> CAN YOU SPELL COMPOSURE? BECAUSE THE GUY IN THAT BLUE CAR BECAUSE THE GUY IN THAT BLUE CAR RIGHT THERE IS JUST ABOUT TO RIGHT THERE IS JUST ABOUT TO LOSE HIS LOSE HIS >> THAT WOULD BE THE BLUE 15 >> THAT WOULD BE THE BLUE 15 >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, WHICH >> I WAS GOING TO SAY, WHICH ONE ONE HE’S NOT DOING HIS CAR ANY

HE’S NOT DOING HIS CAR ANY FAVORS, BEATING UP THE SIDES FAVORS, BEATING UP THE SIDES >> JUST FALLING BACK AND I THINK >> JUST FALLING BACK AND I THINK THE FRUSTRATION’S SETTING IN THE FRUSTRATION’S SETTING IN >> THREE WIDE >> THIS IS WHEN YOU’VE BEEN OUT THERE FOR 2 1/2 HOURS, NOW YOU THERE FOR 2 1/2 HOURS, NOW YOU FIND YOURSELF FALLING BACK FIND YOURSELF FALLING BACK NOW’S WHEN YOU GOT TO THINK, NOW’S WHEN YOU GOT TO THINK, FIGURE OUT, HOW AM I GOING TO FIGURE OUT, HOW AM I GOING TO GET BACK TO FRONT? GET BACK TO FRONT? YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT A FAST YOU KNOW YOU’VE GOT A FAST ENOUGH CAR TO DO IT ENOUGH CAR TO DO IT >> HAVE YOU EVER SEEN, AFTER A >> HAVE YOU EVER SEEN, AFTER A CAUTION, A DRIVER WILL LOSE HIS CAUTION, A DRIVER WILL LOSE HIS FOCUS AFTER RUNNING FOCUS AFTER RUNNING 100-SOMETHING LAPS WITHOUT A 100-SOMETHING LAPS WITHOUT A CAUTION, THEN YOU HAVE A CAUTION CAUTION, THEN YOU HAVE A CAUTION THINGS CHANGE THINGS CHANGE >> I HAVE, IT’S HAPPENED TO ME >> I HAVE, IT’S HAPPENED TO ME I THOUGHT, WELL, GOSH, WE’VE I THOUGHT, WELL, GOSH, WE’VE DONE SO WELL, WE’LL TAKE A DONE SO WELL, WE’LL TAKE A BREATHER, AND YOU SEE WHAT BREATHER, AND YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS HAPPENS >> WALTRIP HAS FALLEN BACK TO >> WALTRIP HAS FALLEN BACK TO 26 26 AND THAT’S — HE AND DALE AND THAT’S — HE AND DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAVE LED THIS RACE EARNHARDT JR. HAVE LED THIS RACE FROM THE GET-GO UP UNTIL THIS FROM THE GET-GO UP UNTIL THIS CAUTION FLAG CAME OUT CAUTION FLAG CAME OUT >> NOW IT’S JUNIOR AND WALTRIP’S >> NOW IT’S JUNIOR AND WALTRIP’S OTHER CARS, THE ONE DRIVEN BY OTHER CARS, THE ONE DRIVEN BY KENNY WALLACE ON A ONE RACE KENNY WALLACE ON A ONE RACE WONDER KIND OF RIDE WONDER KIND OF RIDE IF MICHAEL WAS TALKING, HE’D IF MICHAEL WAS TALKING, HE’D TELL YOU, THAT’S A DREAM RIGHT TELL YOU, THAT’S A DREAM RIGHT THERE A DREAM MACHINE THERE A DREAM MACHINE >> HERE’S A FELLA LOOKING FOR >> HERE’S A FELLA LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST WINSTON CUP WIN ON A HIS FIRST WINSTON CUP WIN ON A TRACK THAT’S REWARDED EIGHT TRACK THAT’S REWARDED EIGHT FIRST-TIME WINNERS FIRST-TIME WINNERS >> I BELIEVE WALLACE COULD HAVE >> I BELIEVE WALLACE COULD HAVE WON THIS RACE TWO YEARS AGO, BUT WON THIS RACE TWO YEARS AGO, BUT HE HELPED DALE EARNHARDT JR. WIN HE HELPED DALE EARNHARDT JR. WIN THE RACE THE RACE STAYED WITH DALE, HELPED HIM WIN STAYED WITH DALE, HELPED HIM WIN THE RACE THE RACE MICHAEL WALTRIP’S BUSCH CREW MICHAEL WALTRIP’S BUSCH CREW LOOKING AFTER THIS CAR ON PIT LOOKING AFTER THIS CAR ON PIT ROAD ROAD >> KENNY SAID HE HELPED >> KENNY SAID HE HELPED EARNHARDT WIN THIS RACE BECAUSE EARNHARDT WIN THIS RACE BECAUSE EARNHARDT HELPED HIM GET FROM EARNHARDT HELPED HIM GET FROM THE BACK TO THE FRONT THE BACK TO THE FRONT >> HE STARTED 17th AND IN FIVE >> HE STARTED 17th AND IN FIVE LAPS WAS LEADING THE RACE LAPS WAS LEADING THE RACE >> 55 LAPS TO GO >> 55 LAPS TO GO HERE’S OUR SUBWAY RACE SUMMARY HERE’S OUR SUBWAY RACE SUMMARY DB NINE LEADERS, 24 LEAD DB NINE LEADERS, 24 LEAD CHANGES CHANGES 186 MILES AN HOUR THE AVERAGE 186 MILES AN HOUR THE AVERAGE GREEN SPEED LAP GREEN SPEED LAP STILL 35 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP, STILL 35 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP, NONE IN THE GARAGE, ONLY ONE NONE IN THE GARAGE, ONLY ONE CAUTION, FOR DEBRIS, THAT LASTED CAUTION, FOR DEBRIS, THAT LASTED FOUR LAPS FOUR LAPS >> I STILL THINK AT THE END OF >> I STILL THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY, CERTAINLY NO GREAT THE DAY, CERTAINLY NO GREAT PREDICTION, BUT THAT 8 CAR IS PREDICTION, BUT THAT 8 CAR IS WHO YOU HAVE TO BEAT WHO YOU HAVE TO BEAT HE’S FALLING BACK A COUPLE OF HE’S FALLING BACK A COUPLE OF TIMES, BUT HE TAKES THAT HIGH TIMES, BUT HE TAKES THAT HIGH LINE, GOES AROUND HIM ON THE LINE, GOES AROUND HIM ON THE OUTSIDE, HIS CAR IS SO FAST OUTSIDE, HIS CAR IS SO FAST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER SHOWING STRENGTH THE ENTIRE DAY SHOWING STRENGTH THE ENTIRE DAY RYAN NEWMAN, AFTER SUCH AN RYAN NEWMAN, AFTER SUCH AN IMPRESSIVE RIDE, GETTING OFF THE IMPRESSIVE RIDE, GETTING OFF THE PACE PACE >> YEAH, HE’S LOSING GROUND >> YEAH, HE’S LOSING GROUND FAST FAST IF IT IS AN ENGINE PROBLEM, THIS IF IT IS AN ENGINE PROBLEM, THIS WILL BE THREE WEEKS IN A ROW WILL BE THREE WEEKS IN A ROW THAT TEAM HAS SUFFERED ENGINE THAT TEAM HAS SUFFERED ENGINE PROBLEMS, CAUSED BY A BUSTED PROBLEMS, CAUSED BY A BUSTED RADIATOR LAST WEEK AT RADIATOR LAST WEEK AT MARTINSVILLE MARTINSVILLE >> YEAH, DEFENDANT NIFLY, >> YEAH, DEFENDANT NIFLY, DEFINITELY FALLEN BACK, MUST DEFINITELY FALLEN BACK, MUST HAVE A CYLINDER DOWN HAVE A CYLINDER DOWN >> KYLE PETTY, ALONG IN THE >> KYLE PETTY, ALONG IN THE BOTTOM LANE, STARTED IN THE BOTTOM LANE, STARTED IN THE SIXTH ROW TODAY SIXTH ROW TODAY >> THIS IS WHEN PEOPLE SURPRISE >> THIS IS WHEN PEOPLE SURPRISE YOU, JUST LIKE MICHAEL — HE’S YOU, JUST LIKE MICHAEL — HE’S SURPRISED HOW GOOD EVERYBODY’S SURPRISED HOW GOOD EVERYBODY’S RUNNING RUNNING EVERYBODY’S GETTING EVERYTHING EVERYBODY’S GETTING EVERYTHING THEY CAN OUT THEIR CAR, NOT THEY CAN OUT THEIR CAR, NOT HOLDING BACK, KNOW THEY NEED ONE HOLDING BACK, KNOW THEY NEED ONE MORE STOP, NOW’S THE TIME TO MORE STOP, NOW’S THE TIME TO SHOW IT SHOW IT >> KYLE IN EIGHTH PLACE >> KYLE IN EIGHTH PLACE JEFF GORDON IN TENTH JEFF GORDON IN TENTH WHAT’S THE STORY ON NUMEN? WHAT’S THE STORY ON NUMEN? >> MATT BORLAND JUMPED OFF THE >> MATT BORLAND JUMPED OFF THE BOX AND SAID, HE’S DOWN WITH A BOX AND SAID, HE’S DOWN WITH A CYLINDER, TALKING WITH THE CYLINDER, TALKING WITH THE ENGINE SPECIALIST ENGINE SPECIALIST RIGHT NOW, DOES NOT LOOK GOOD RIGHT NOW, DOES NOT LOOK GOOD FOR NEWMAN FOR NEWMAN >> BATTLED UP TOWARDS THE FRONT >> BATTLED UP TOWARDS THE FRONT ALL DAY, NOW FALLING TO THE TAIL ALL DAY, NOW FALLING TO THE TAIL END OF THE LINE END OF THE LINE STILL ON THE LEAD LAP STILL ON THE LEAD LAP >> ONE GUY WE DON’T WANT TO >> ONE GUY WE DON’T WANT TO OVERLOOK IS ELLIOTT SADLER, OVERLOOK IS ELLIOTT SADLER, RUNNING SECOND IN THE DAYTONA RUNNING SECOND IN THE DAYTONA 500, STARTED WAY BACK TODAY, HAS 500, STARTED WAY BACK TODAY, HAS WORKED HIMSELF UP TO THIRD, WORKED HIMSELF UP TO THIRD, LOOKING STRONG LOOKING STRONG >> HIS BEST FINISH HERE IN FIVE >> HIS BEST FINISH HERE IN FIVE RACES, 17th, THE YEAR 2000 RACES, 17th, THE YEAR 2000 135 LAPS COMPLETE >>> DALE EARNHARDT JR., WHO HAS WON TWO OF THE LAST THREE NASCAR WON TWO OF THE LAST THREE NASCAR RESTRICTED PLATE RACES, DAYTONA RESTRICTED PLATE RACES, DAYTONA AND TALLEDEGA, AND KENNY WALLACE AND TALLEDEGA, AND KENNY WALLACE WHO HAD ONE OF HIS THREE CAREER WHO HAD ONE OF HIS THREE CAREER SECOND-PLACE FINISHES HERE, IS SECOND-PLACE FINISHES HERE, IS IN SECOND PLACE IN SECOND PLACE ELLIOTT SADLER, THE DAYTONA 500 ELLIOTT SADLER, THE DAYTONA 500 RUNNER-UP, IS THIRD RUNNER-UP, IS THIRD KURT BUSCH, BURTON, THE TOP KURT BUSCH, BURTON, THE TOP FIVE FIVE >> MARLIN IN THAT 30 CAR, >> MARLIN IN THAT 30 CAR, DIPPING DOWN TO THE LOW SIDE, DIPPING DOWN TO THE LOW SIDE, SEEING IF ANYBODY WILL COME WITH SEEING IF ANYBODY WILL COME WITH HIM HIM PRETTY MUCH DOWN THERE BY PRETTY MUCH DOWN THERE BY HESELF HESELF LOOKING AT THE INTERVAL ON THE LOOKING AT THE INTERVAL ON THE FOX TRACK, LOSING A LOT OF FOX TRACK, LOSING A LOT OF GROUND GROUND HELP COMING, BUT IT’S ALL THE HELP COMING, BUT IT’S ALL THE WAY BACK THERE WAY BACK THERE >> THAT’S WHAT THEY TOLD GENERAL >> THAT’S WHAT THEY TOLD GENERAL CUSTARD CUSTARD THAT AIN’T HELP, THAT’S RELIEF THAT AIN’T HELP, THAT’S RELIEF >> LET’S JUST WATCH THE FOX >> LET’S JUST WATCH THE FOX TRACKS TRACKS LET’S SEE IF THE INTERVAL STARTS LET’S SEE IF THE INTERVAL STARTS TO SHRINK TO SHRINK >> HE’S A SITTING DUCK, CARS ARE >> HE’S A SITTING DUCK, CARS ARE GOING BY HIM LEFT AND RIGHT GOING BY HIM LEFT AND RIGHT >> HE LOSS THE MOMENTUM >> HE LOSS THE MOMENTUM LITTLE HELP FROM BOBBY LABONTE

LITTLE HELP FROM BOBBY LABONTE COMING — COMING — >> WHOA, BOYS, EASY NOW >> WHOA, BOYS, EASY NOW >> THAT WASN’T THE KIND OF HELP >> THAT WASN’T THE KIND OF HELP YOU NEED YOU NEED >> THESE CARS, MAYBE THEY’RE NOT >> THESE CARS, MAYBE THEY’RE NOT AS BIG AS THEY LOOK AS BIG AS THEY LOOK MAYBE WHEN THEY’RE OUT THERE MAYBE WHEN THEY’RE OUT THERE THEY’RE NOT AS BIG THEY’RE NOT AS BIG THEY JUST FIT IN PLACES — THEY JUST FIT IN PLACES — >> WALTRIP’S FINALLY GONE TO THE >> WALTRIP’S FINALLY GONE TO THE HIGH SIDE HIGH SIDE GORDON AND CRAVEN TOUCH — GORDON AND CRAVEN TOUCH — >> MICHAEL AND ROBBY GORDON, I >> MICHAEL AND ROBBY GORDON, I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE WORKING DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE WORKING TOGETHER OR AGAINST EACH OTHER TOGETHER OR AGAINST EACH OTHER HAVEN’T MADE UP MY MIND AGAINST HAVEN’T MADE UP MY MIND AGAINST THEM THEM >> YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK WITH >> YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK WITH ME, JUST DON’T WORK AGAINST ME ME, JUST DON’T WORK AGAINST ME >> WELL, FELLAS, GUESS WHAT ELSE >> WELL, FELLAS, GUESS WHAT ELSE WE HAVEN’T DONE TONIGHT? WE HAVEN’T DONE TONIGHT? >> WE’VE KRANCHED IT UP SO THIS MUST BE IT >> WE TALKED ABOUT THE THREE >> WE TALKED ABOUT THE THREE DRIVERS WHO WON HERE IN THEIR DRIVERS WHO WON HERE IN THEIR FIRST START FIRST START WHO STARTED THE MOST TALLEDEGA WHO STARTED THE MOST TALLEDEGA WINSTON CUP RACES BEFORE GETTING WINSTON CUP RACES BEFORE GETTING HIS FIRST WIN HERE? HIS FIRST WIN HERE? >> OH, BOY — TERRY LABONTE >> OH, BOY — TERRY LABONTE I MEAN, THAT’S A GUESS, I MEAN, I MEAN, THAT’S A GUESS, I MEAN, I DON’T KNOW I DON’T KNOW >> ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO TO THE >> ALL RIGHT, LET’S GO TO THE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL HOLLYWOOD HOTEL >> THEY GOT THE BOOKS, BEEN >> THEY GOT THE BOOKS, BEEN LOOKING IT UP LOOKING IT UP >> NO, STERLING MARLIN HERE, >> NO, STERLING MARLIN HERE, IT’S JUST RESEARCH FROM THE WEEK IT’S JUST RESEARCH FROM THE WEEK AHEAD, THAT’S ALL AHEAD, THAT’S ALL >> CAN’T BELIEVE IT >> CAN’T BELIEVE IT CHRIS MYERS RIGHT ON THE MONEY CHRIS MYERS RIGHT ON THE MONEY >> IT’S AN UPSET, WHAT’S >> IT’S AN UPSET, WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD? HAPPENING IN THIS WORLD? >> I’M IMPRESSED >> I’M IMPRESSED HOW ABOUT THIS, GUYS? HOW ABOUT THIS, GUYS? LOOK WHERE DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S LOOK WHERE DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S GOT THIS BUNCH NOW GOT THIS BUNCH NOW LEADS THEM WHERE HE WANT TO GO LEADS THEM WHERE HE WANT TO GO >> HE’S THE PIED PIPER OF >> HE’S THE PIED PIPER OF TALLEDEGA TALLEDEGA >> HE SAYS, LET’S RUN UP HERE A >> HE SAYS, LET’S RUN UP HERE A WHILE WHILE KENNY WALLACE IS DOING WHAT I’D KENNY WALLACE IS DOING WHAT I’D DO DO FOLLOWING THE CAR FOLLOWING THE CAR IF HE WENT TO THE GARAGE, GO TO IF HE WENT TO THE GARAGE, GO TO THERE WITH HIM THERE WITH HIM >> A LITTLE TOO HIGH FOR HIM >> A LITTLE TOO HIGH FOR HIM I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS UP I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS UP THERE, BUT A LITTLE BIT TOO THERE, BUT A LITTLE BIT TOO HIGH HIGH >> THAT’S TY, THE SPOTTER, >> THAT’S TY, THE SPOTTER, TELLING DALE EARNHARDT JR., TELLING DALE EARNHARDT JR., KENNY WALLACE’S CAR, THE 98, KENNY WALLACE’S CAR, THE 98, DON’T WANT TO RUN THAT HIGH, IT DON’T WANT TO RUN THAT HIGH, IT DON’T DRIVE GOOD DON’T DRIVE GOOD RYAN NEWMAN IN THE 12 CAR GOING RYAN NEWMAN IN THE 12 CAR GOING TO THE GARAGE TO THE GARAGE IN THE LAST THREE RACES, HE WENT IN THE LAST THREE RACES, HE WENT FROM 2nd TO 22nd IN POINTS WITH FROM 2nd TO 22nd IN POINTS WITH THESE ENGINE FAILURES THESE ENGINE FAILURES >> THE FIRST CAR OUT OF THE >> THE FIRST CAR OUT OF THE RACE RACE HE’S LED THREE RACES — HE’S LED THREE RACES — >> THAT’S THE WAY WE USED TO RUN >> THAT’S THE WAY WE USED TO RUN IT HERE IT HERE BECAUSE WE’D RUN IT A LOT FASTER BECAUSE WE’D RUN IT A LOT FASTER HAVE TO GO UP THERE — YOU WASH HAVE TO GO UP THERE — YOU WASH THE CAR UP THERE THE CAR UP THERE THESE GUYS ARE DRIVING THEM UP THESE GUYS ARE DRIVING THEM UP HERE TODAY HERE TODAY PRETTY MUCH THE TOP 15 CARS ARE PRETTY MUCH THE TOP 15 CARS ARE SINGLE FILE, RUNNING THAT HIGH SINGLE FILE, RUNNING THAT HIGH LINE, STEVE LINE, STEVE >> I’M SURE DALE EARNHARDT JR >> I’M SURE DALE EARNHARDT JR THINKS, KNOWS HIM THE WAY I DO, THINKS, KNOWS HIM THE WAY I DO, HE’S THINKING THIS IS COOL, NO HE’S THINKING THIS IS COOL, NO MATTER WHERE I GO, THEY GO WITH MATTER WHERE I GO, THEY GO WITH ME ME >> A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE >> A GREAT PROBLEM TO HAVE >> GETTING EVERYBODY KIND OF >> GETTING EVERYBODY KIND OF SINGLE FILE, EVERYBODY’S TRYING SINGLE FILE, EVERYBODY’S TRYING TO GET UP THERE TO GET UP THERE >> ONLY HAD ONE CAUTION FLAG, >> ONLY HAD ONE CAUTION FLAG, AND THAT FROM DEBRIS, NO CONTACT AND THAT FROM DEBRIS, NO CONTACT TO CAUSE A CAUTION ¶ WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS ¶ ¶ WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS ¶ ¶ WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS ¶ ¶ ¶ >> THERE HASN’T BEEN THE BIG ONE >> THERE HASN’T BEEN THE BIG ONE TODAY, A LOT OF BIG SAVES TODAY, A LOT OF BIG SAVES WHICH FRIEND CAN YOU COUNT ON WHICH FRIEND CAN YOU COUNT ON NOW? NOW? WITH 41 REMAINING AND DALE WITH 41 REMAINING AND DALE EARNHARDT JR. IN THE LEAD EARNHARDT JR. IN THE LEAD >> HERE AT TALLEDEGA, THERE’S NO >> HERE AT TALLEDEGA, THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS FRIENDS SUCH THING AS FRIENDS YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO STAY OUT FRONT AND USE WHOEVER STAY OUT FRONT AND USE WHOEVER YOU CAN USE YOU CAN USE >> AND ONE MORE PIT STOP >> AND ONE MORE PIT STOP INVOLVING STRATEGY, YOU’RE GUESSING, DEPENDING ON THE DRIVER, WITH 18 MILES TO GO? DRIVER, WITH 18 MILES TO GO? >> I’M LOOKING FOR GUYS BETWEEN >> I’M LOOKING FOR GUYS BETWEEN LAP 170 AND 175, PROBABLY ONE LAP 170 AND 175, PROBABLY ONE CAN OF GAS AND GET OFF PIT ROAD CAN OF GAS AND GET OFF PIT ROAD >> KEVIN HARVICK UP TO NINTH >> KEVIN HARVICK UP TO NINTH JEFF GORDON EIGHTH JEFF GORDON EIGHTH DALE EARNHARDT JR. THE LEADER DALE EARNHARDT JR. THE LEADER BACK UPSTAIRS TO CHRIS MYERS BACK UPSTAIRS TO CHRIS MYERS >> GAS MILEAGE YOU’RE GETTING >> GAS MILEAGE YOU’RE GETTING COULD BE THE KEY TO THE VICTORY COULD BE THE KEY TO THE VICTORY >> THERE’S SOME TEAMS GOING TO >> THERE’S SOME TEAMS GOING TO NEED TO BE THERE ABOUT SEVEN OR NEED TO BE THERE ABOUT SEVEN OR EIGHT SECOND EIGHT SECOND KENSETH MAY EVEN NEED TO BE ONLY KENSETH MAY EVEN NEED TO BE ONLY THERE FIVE SECOND THERE FIVE SECOND SEVEN OR EIGHT SECONDS, THEY CAN SEVEN OR EIGHT SECONDS, THEY CAN ALMOST CHANGE TWO TIRES ALMOST CHANGE TWO TIRES BUT I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT, BUT I DON’T WANT TO DO THAT, DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF DON’T WANT TO TAKE THE CHANCE OF A LUG NUT FALLING OFF OR A LUG NUT FALLING OFF OR ANYTHING ANYTHING >> I GOT TO SAY THIS GUYS, I >> I GOT TO SAY THIS GUYS, I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT DALE CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT DALE EARNHARDT JR. IS DOING TO THIS EARNHARDT JR. IS DOING TO THIS FIELD FIELD WE RACE AROUND THE BOTTOM OF WE RACE AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THIS RACETRACK, WE HAVE FOREVER THIS RACETRACK, WE HAVE FOREVER HE DECIDED HE WANTED TO RUN UP HE DECIDED HE WANTED TO RUN UP AGAINST THE WALL IN THE HIGH AGAINST THE WALL IN THE HIGH GROOVE, EVERYBODY FOLLOWED HIM GROOVE, EVERYBODY FOLLOWED HIM UP THERE UP THERE MATT? MATT? >> DW, WHAT’S INTERESTING, KENNY >> DW, WHAT’S INTERESTING, KENNY WALLACE CAME ON THE RADIO AND WALLACE CAME ON THE RADIO AND SAID TO HIS TEAM, PLEASE TELL SAID TO HIS TEAM, PLEASE TELL DALE EARNHARDT JR. MY CAR’S NOT DALE EARNHARDT JR. MY CAR’S NOT AS COMFORTABLE UP HIGH AS IT IS AS COMFORTABLE UP HIGH AS IT IS DOWN LOW DOWN LOW WOULD HE MIND GOING BACK DOWN WOULD HE MIND GOING BACK DOWN LOW? LOW? TY PASSED IT ON, DALE EARNHARDT TY PASSED IT ON, DALE EARNHARDT JR. SAYS, WELL, MY CAR FEELS JR. SAYS, WELL, MY CAR FEELS PRETTY GOOD HERE AND I THINK I’M PRETTY GOOD HERE AND I THINK I’M GOING TO RUN HERE, HE CAN RUN GOING TO RUN HERE, HE CAN RUN WHEREVER HE WANTS TO WHEREVER HE WANTS TO >> COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF >> COULD BE ANY NUMBER OF THINGS THINGS IF IT WAS COMFORTABLE, I’D BE IF IT WAS COMFORTABLE, I’D BE OUT THERE DRIVING IT OUT THERE DRIVING IT YOU RUN WHERE YOU GOT TO RUN AND YOU RUN WHERE YOU GOT TO RUN AND RIGHT NOW YOU STAY WITH THE 8

RIGHT NOW YOU STAY WITH THE 8 CAR, RUNNING THE HIGH LINE WILL CAR, RUNNING THE HIGH LINE WILL SAVE HIS TIRES A LITTLE BIT BUT SAVE HIS TIRES A LITTLE BIT BUT I DON’T THINK THAT’S THE ISSUE I DON’T THINK THAT’S THE ISSUE HE HAPPENS TO HAVE A CAR THAT HE HAPPENS TO HAVE A CAR THAT RUNS NICE AND FAST AROUND THE RUNS NICE AND FAST AROUND THE HIGH SIDE HIGH SIDE STEVE? STEVE? >> WE JUST HEARD PAT TRYSON, THE >> WE JUST HEARD PAT TRYSON, THE CREW CHIEF ON THE 21, TALKING TO CREW CHIEF ON THE 21, TALKING TO ELLIOTT SADLER ELLIOTT SADLER TOOK GAS ONLY, THEY’RE GOING TO TOOK GAS ONLY, THEY’RE GOING TO PIT IN ABOUT 20 PIT IN ABOUT 20 THEIR STRATEGY, WHAT THEY’RE THEIR STRATEGY, WHAT THEY’RE THINKING ABOUT NOW, AGAIN, NO THINKING ABOUT NOW, AGAIN, NO TIRES, JUST ONE CAN OF GAS TIRES, JUST ONE CAN OF GAS >> THE WOOD BROTHERS HAVE WON >> THE WOOD BROTHERS HAVE WON HERE FIVE TIMES WITH THE 21 CAR HERE FIVE TIMES WITH THE 21 CAR DANNY ALLISON, WE TALKED ABOUT, DANNY ALLISON, WE TALKED ABOUT, IN ’71, THREE TIME WITH THE IN ’71, THREE TIME WITH THE SILVER FOX, THE GREAT DAVID SILVER FOX, THE GREAT DAVID PEARSON, THEIR LAST VICTORY, PEARSON, THEIR LAST VICTORY, 1980 WITH KNEEL BONNETTE 1980 WITH KNEEL BONNETTE >> LOOK DOWN ON THE INSIDE, FOUR >> LOOK DOWN ON THE INSIDE, FOUR CARS GROUPING UP, WE GOT A CARS GROUPING UP, WE GOT A PROBLEM WITH KENSETH’S CAR, I PROBLEM WITH KENSETH’S CAR, I THINK THINK HE’S BACK IN 15th POSITION HE’S BACK IN 15th POSITION >> WATCH THE HOOD ON THIS CAR — >> WATCH THE HOOD ON THIS CAR — >> OH, YEAH, SEE, THAT’S THE >> OH, YEAH, SEE, THAT’S THE TURBULENCE AND THE WIND TURBULENCE AND THE WIND THE BOLT — THERE’S A BOLT RIGHT THE BOLT — THERE’S A BOLT RIGHT THERE AND IT’S COME OUT OF THE THERE AND IT’S COME OUT OF THE HOOD HOOD >> STEVE? >> STEVE? >> MIKE, WE’VE HEARD STERLING >> MIKE, WE’VE HEARD STERLING MARLIN TALKING TO HIS CREW CHIEF MARLIN TALKING TO HIS CREW CHIEF AND HE’S BEEN SCREAMING, SAYING, AND HE’S BEEN SCREAMING, SAYING, GET NASCAR TO TALK TO THE 17, GET NASCAR TO TALK TO THE 17, THAT HOOD’S GOING TO COME FLYING THAT HOOD’S GOING TO COME FLYING OFF, BEEN SAYING IT FOR THE LAST OFF, BEEN SAYING IT FOR THE LAST FIVE LAPS FIVE LAPS >> THE GOOD THING IS IT’S THE >> THE GOOD THING IS IT’S THE HINGE AT THE BACK OF THE HOOD HINGE AT THE BACK OF THE HOOD AND NOT ONE OF THE PINS AT THE AND NOT ONE OF THE PINS AT THE FRONT FRONT >> AS LONG AS THE VIBRATION >> AS LONG AS THE VIBRATION DON’T SHAKE THE PINS OUT — DON’T SHAKE THE PINS OUT — NORMALLY FOR THE RACE THE TEAMS NORMALLY FOR THE RACE THE TEAMS TAPE THE PINS IN, SO HE STILL TAPE THE PINS IN, SO HE STILL HAS THREE HOOD PINS HAS THREE HOOD PINS >> YOU’LL SEE IT BUFF UP EVERY >> YOU’LL SEE IT BUFF UP EVERY NOW AND THEN, WITH THE WIND NOW AND THEN, WITH THE WIND GETTING UNDER THE HOOD GETTING UNDER THE HOOD >> AT THESE SPEEDS, YOU HAVE TO >> AT THESE SPEEDS, YOU HAVE TO FEEL IT HAS BEEN TO BE AFFECTING FEEL IT HAS BEEN TO BE AFFECTING THE CAR THE CAR >> IT WOULD HURT THE PERFORMANCE >> IT WOULD HURT THE PERFORMANCE HURTS THE ENGINE AND EVERYTHING HURTS THE ENGINE AND EVERYTHING ONE OTHER THING, NASCAR’S ALSO ONE OTHER THING, NASCAR’S ALSO GOT WHAT THEY CALL HOOD TETHERS GOT WHAT THEY CALL HOOD TETHERS ON THESE THINGS IN THE EVENT A ON THESE THINGS IN THE EVENT A BOLT DOES COME OUT KEEPS THE BOLT DOES COME OUT KEEPS THE HOOD FROM FLYING OFF THE CAR HOOD FROM FLYING OFF THE CAR IT WILL HELP AS FAR AS THE IT WILL HELP AS FAR AS THE SAFETY ISSUE, KEEP THE HOOD SAFETY ISSUE, KEEP THE HOOD ATTACHED TO THE CAR ATTACHED TO THE CAR >> STARTED AFTER THE 1997 >> STARTED AFTER THE 1997 DAYTONA 500, ERNIE IRVIN, HIS DAYTONA 500, ERNIE IRVIN, HIS HOOD WENT INTO THE BACK HOOD WENT INTO THE BACK GRANDSTANDS GRANDSTANDS >> THAT BOTTOM LINE, MICHAEL, >> THAT BOTTOM LINE, MICHAEL, FINALLY GOT HELP DOWN THERE FINALLY GOT HELP DOWN THERE NOW THINGS ARE GOING TO — NOW THINGS ARE GOING TO — BUSINESS IS GOING TO PICK UP BUSINESS IS GOING TO PICK UP AGAIN, DALE EARNHARDT JR. WILL AGAIN, DALE EARNHARDT JR. WILL DECIDE WHAT HE WANTS TO DO DECIDE WHAT HE WANTS TO DO 291 CAR ON THE BOTTOM, NEEDS TO 291 CAR ON THE BOTTOM, NEEDS TO DROP DOWN IN FRONT OF HIM DROP DOWN IN FRONT OF HIM >> HE WENT DOWN BECAUSE HE WAS >> HE WENT DOWN BECAUSE HE WAS LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND SAW LOOKING IN THE MIRROR AND SAW JOHNSON COME DOWN BEHIND HIM SO JOHNSON COME DOWN BEHIND HIM SO HE MADE THE OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE HE MADE THE OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE MOVE AT THE SAME TIME MOVE AT THE SAME TIME MAY PAY THE PRICE MAY PAY THE PRICE >> MICHAEL DROPPING LOWER >> MICHAEL DROPPING LOWER LOOK AT THE HELP, JARRETT, PETTY LOOK AT THE HELP, JARRETT, PETTY LOTS OF HELP LOTS OF HELP WILL HE SLIDE UP IN FRONT OF WILL HE SLIDE UP IN FRONT OF SADLER HERE THOUGH? SADLER HERE THOUGH? >> TAG’S ON TO WALLACE ZBLZ >> TAG’S ON TO WALLACE ZBLZ OTHER TEAMMATE OTHER TEAMMATE >> NOW HE SAYS, WE’LL RUN THE >> NOW HE SAYS, WE’LL RUN THE BOTTOM FOR A WHILE BOTTOM FOR A WHILE >> KENNY WALLACE, NOW HAS A >> KENNY WALLACE, NOW HAS A FRIEND DOWN AT THE BOTTOM FRIEND DOWN AT THE BOTTOM NOW DALE EARNHARDT JR. GOES TO NOW DALE EARNHARDT JR. GOES TO THE BOTTOM THE BOTTOM >> NOW, THE LEADER’S FAMILY OWNS >> NOW, THE LEADER’S FAMILY OWNS THE THIRD PLACE CAR THE THIRD PLACE CAR THE GUY — OR OWNS THE SECOND THE GUY — OR OWNS THE SECOND PLACE CAR PLACE CAR THE GUY DRIVING THE SECOND PLACE THE GUY DRIVING THE SECOND PLACE CAR OWNS THE THIRD PLACE CAR CAR OWNS THE THIRD PLACE CAR PRETTY INCEST WITH US OUT THERE, PRETTY INCEST WITH US OUT THERE, DARRYL DARRYL >> I DON’T LIKE THIS, GETTING >> I DON’T LIKE THIS, GETTING UGLY UGLY PULL THEM BACK UP HERE, GET PULL THEM BACK UP HERE, GET THREE WIDE THREE WIDE AS FAR AS THE CAR GOES, WHO> NOT IN THIS LATE IN THE RACE >> NOT IN THIS LATE IN THE RACE >> COUNT THE CHANGE WHEN IT’S >> COUNT THE CHANGE WHEN IT’S OVER WITH, THAT’S HOW THEY KNOW OVER WITH, THAT’S HOW THEY KNOW >> STILL THREE AND FOUR WIDE >> STILL THREE AND FOUR WIDE BACK HERE BACK HERE EVERY TIME I’VE SEEN STRICKLIN EVERY TIME I’VE SEEN STRICKLIN IN THAT 23, HE’S RIGHT IN THE IN THAT 23, HE’S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING MIDDLE OF SOMETHING MADE IT WORK WELL MADE IT WORK WELL >> YOU GOT TO GIVE KENNY WALLACE >> YOU GOT TO GIVE KENNY WALLACE PAT THAT BOY ON THE BACK, PAT THAT BOY ON THE BACK, FOLLOWED THAT 8 CAR HIGH, LOW, FOLLOWED THAT 8 CAR HIGH, LOW, STAYED WITH HIM STAYED WITH HIM AND YOU GOT TO GIVE MICHAEL A AND YOU GOT TO GIVE MICHAEL A PRETTY GOOD PAT ON THE BACK AS PRETTY GOOD PAT ON THE BACK AS WELL WELL FELL BACK TO 21st POSITION AND FELL BACK TO 21st POSITION AND WAS BEATING AND BANGING BACK WAS BEATING AND BANGING BACK THERE THREE WIDE THERE THREE WIDE HERE HE IS BACK HERE IN THIRD HERE HE IS BACK HERE IN THIRD PLACE PLACE >> LET’S GO DOWN TO OUR FORD >> LET’S GO DOWN TO OUR FORD CUTAWAY CAR CUTAWAY CAR >> THAT’S RIGHT, MIKE >> THAT’S RIGHT, MIKE JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, THIS JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, THIS RIGHT HERE IS A HOOD PIN, THIS RIGHT HERE IS A HOOD PIN, THIS IS WHAT HOLD THE FRONT PART IS WHAT HOLD THE FRONT PART DOWN DOWN THIS IS WHERE MATT’S GOT HIS THIS IS WHERE MATT’S GOT HIS PROBLEM, THIS BOLT HAS COME OUT PROBLEM, THIS BOLT HAS COME OUT OF THIS BACK HINGE AND THE HOOD OF THIS BACK HINGE AND THE HOOD IS BOUNCING UP AND DOWN IS BOUNCING UP AND DOWN AS I SAID A MINUTE AGO, HERE IS AS I SAID A MINUTE AGO, HERE IS THE HOOD TETHER THE HOOD TETHER IS ATTACHED TO THE ROLL BAR AND IS ATTACHED TO THE ROLL BAR AND BOLTED UP TO THE HOOD THROUGH A BOLTED UP TO THE HOOD THROUGH A METAL PLATE TO KEEP IT ATTACHED METAL PLATE TO KEEP IT ATTACHED JUST IN CASE A BOLT DOES COME JUST IN CASE A BOLT DOES COME OUT IT HELPS KEEP THE HOOD OUT IT HELPS KEEP THE HOOD ATTACHED TO THE RACE CAR, NOT ATTACHED TO THE RACE CAR, NOT ALLOWING TO GET IT ON THE ALLOWING TO GET IT ON THE RACETRACK, WHICH WOULD ALSO BE A RACETRACK, WHICH WOULD ALSO BE A PROBLEM FOR THE COMPETITORS, BUT PROBLEM FOR THE COMPETITORS, BUT TO GET UP IN THE GRANDSTANDS, TO GET UP IN THE GRANDSTANDS, WHICH IS A NO-NO, THIS PREVENTS WHICH IS A NO-NO, THIS PREVENTS THAT THAT >> KENSETH STAYING ON THE >> KENSETH STAYING ON THE RACETRACK SHOULD NOT PRESENT A RACETRACK SHOULD NOT PRESENT A SAFETY PROBLEM AT THIS STAGE SAFETY PROBLEM AT THIS STAGE TONY STEWART COMING UP BEHIND TONY STEWART COMING UP BEHIND KENSETH KENSETH JIMMIE JOHNSON RIGHT BEHIND JIMMIE JOHNSON RIGHT BEHIND STEWART STEWART >> WE’VE HAD A LOT OF UNFAMILIAR >> WE’VE HAD A LOT OF UNFAMILIAR NAMES AT THE FRONT TODAY NAMES AT THE FRONT TODAY AS THIS RACE UNWINDS HERE, AS THIS RACE UNWINDS HERE, YOU’RE GOING TO START HEARING YOU’RE GOING TO START HEARING NAMES LIKE JARRETT, WHERE’S HE NAMES LIKE JARRETT, WHERE’S HE COME FROM? COME FROM? FORD FORD STERLING MARLINS, JEFF GORDON, STERLING MARLINS, JEFF GORDON, EIGHTH

EIGHTH TONY STEWART WENT TO THE BACK, >>> 29 LAPS TO GO IN TALLEDEGA FIFTH PLACE, KYLE PETTY FIFTH PLACE, KYLE PETTY HE FINISHED SECOND HERE IN 1995, HE FINISHED SECOND HERE IN 1995, 18 TOP TENS HERE IN 41 STARTS, 18 TOP TENS HERE IN 41 STARTS, THE MOST RECENT OF THOSE RIGHT THE MOST RECENT OF THOSE RIGHT HERE IN THE SPRING OF 2000 HERE IN THE SPRING OF 2000 >> ONE THING YOU NEED TO BE >> ONE THING YOU NEED TO BE LOOKING AT, WE KEEP TALKING LOOKING AT, WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE LAST PIT STOP ABOUT THE LAST PIT STOP IF I’M THE PIT ROW CHIEF AND I IF I’M THE PIT ROW CHIEF AND I TRY TO TELL MY GAS MAN, IT’S TRY TO TELL MY GAS MAN, IT’S COMING DOWN TO YOUR SHOULDERS, COMING DOWN TO YOUR SHOULDERS, GOT TO HIT THAT GAS AS QUICK AS GOT TO HIT THAT GAS AS QUICK AS YOU CAN AND LISTEN TO MY CALL, YOU CAN AND LISTEN TO MY CALL, START TELLING THE DRIVER, GO ON START TELLING THE DRIVER, GO ON MY COMMAND, ALSO TELLING HIM TO MY COMMAND, ALSO TELLING HIM TO HUSTLE IN AND HUSTLE OUT HUSTLE IN AND HUSTLE OUT THE GUY’S GOING TO BE THE MOST THE GUY’S GOING TO BE THE MOST CRUCIAL PART IS THE GAS MAN CRUCIAL PART IS THE GAS MAN IF HE CAN HIT THAT FILLER NECK IF HE CAN HIT THAT FILLER NECK WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM AND RUN WITH WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM AND RUN WITH THAT CAR, THEY CAN PICK UP THAT CAR, THEY CAN PICK UP VALUABLE TIME IN THE PIT STOP VALUABLE TIME IN THE PIT STOP >> OTHER VOLABLE PERSON, SAW >> OTHER VOLABLE PERSON, SAW COMPTON DO IT EARLIER, THAT COMPTON DO IT EARLIER, THAT ADRENALINE IS FLOWING, HAS TO ADRENALINE IS FLOWING, HAS TO GET THAT THING IN GEAR AND GET THAT THING IN GEAR AND CANNOT STALL THE GEAR OR SPEED CANNOT STALL THE GEAR OR SPEED >> AND DON’T FLAT SPOT IT, DON’T >> AND DON’T FLAT SPOT IT, DON’T SPIT IT OUT SPIT IT OUT >> THAT’S THE THING YOU HAVE TO >> THAT’S THE THING YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WORRY ABOUT IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE IF YOU’RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE TIRES, IT’S EASY TO LOCK THE TIRES, IT’S EASY TO LOCK THE FRONT UP, FLAT SPOT IT, DRIVER’S FRONT UP, FLAT SPOT IT, DRIVER’S GOT TO DO EVERYTHING RIGHT GOT TO DO EVERYTHING RIGHT >> ONE CAUTION ALL DAY, THAT, >> ONE CAUTION ALL DAY, THAT, MERELY FOR DEBRIS MERELY FOR DEBRIS LASTED FOUR LAPS, 161 COMPLETE LASTED FOUR LAPS, 161 COMPLETE 27 TO GO 27 TO GO KEVIN HARVICK AND ROBBIE GOURD KEVIN HARVICK AND ROBBIE GOURD REASON STARTING TO MAKE THEIR REASON STARTING TO MAKE THEIR PRESENCE KNOWN IN THE TOP TEN PRESENCE KNOWN IN THE TOP TEN YOU SEE A LOT OF MOVEMENT YOU SEE A LOT OF MOVEMENT >> THE MOVEMENT WILL GROW AS >> THE MOVEMENT WILL GROW AS THESE LAPS COME DOWN, TRUST ME THESE LAPS COME DOWN, TRUST ME NOW’S WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE NOW’S WHEN YOU TAKE OFF THE GLOVES, BOYS GLOVES, BOYS NOW’S WHEN YOU GO FOR IT NOW’S WHEN YOU GO FOR IT DALE JARRETT — THAT CAR GOT DALE JARRETT — THAT CAR GOT KYLE PETTY BEHIND HIM STARTING KYLE PETTY BEHIND HIM STARTING TO WORK THAT HIGH SIDE TO WORK THAT HIGH SIDE BATTLE FOR THIRD BESIDE MICHAEL BATTLE FOR THIRD BESIDE MICHAEL WALTRIP WALTRIP I TAKE THAT BACK, NOW’S WHEN YOU I TAKE THAT BACK, NOW’S WHEN YOU PULL THE GLOVES UP OVER YOUR PULL THE GLOVES UP OVER YOUR ELBOWS ELBOWS >> KENNY WALLACE HAS NOT LEFT >> KENNY WALLACE HAS NOT LEFT THE REAR BUMPER OF DALE THE REAR BUMPER OF DALE EARNHARDT JR EARNHARDT JR >> DO YOU BLAME HIM? >> DO YOU BLAME HIM? >> WELL, NO >> WELL, NO >> HE’S BEEN — >> HE’S BEEN — >> WHO IS THAT WORK ON THE >> WHO IS THAT WORK ON THE OUTSIDE THERE? OUTSIDE THERE? THAT OUTSIDE LINE — WE SAW DALE THAT OUTSIDE LINE — WE SAW DALE EARNHARDT JR. MAKING IT WORK EARNHARDT JR. MAKING IT WORK HERE’S A BATTLE FOR THE LEAD HERE’S A BATTLE FOR THE LEAD DOWN THE BACK STRETCH DOWN THE BACK STRETCH >> IF I WAS JUNIOR, I WOULDN’T >> IF I WAS JUNIOR, I WOULDN’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ME WANT THAT TO HAPPEN TO ME >> THIS IS THE FIRST SERIOUS >> THIS IS THE FIRST SERIOUS CHALLENGER JUNIOR’S HAD IN QUITE CHALLENGER JUNIOR’S HAD IN QUITE A WHILE A WHILE >> I THINK WHAT WE’LL SEE HERE, >> I THINK WHAT WE’LL SEE HERE, I THINK YOU GOT TWO RACE CARS I THINK YOU GOT TWO RACE CARS PRETTY EQUAL, THEY’LL RUN SIDE PRETTY EQUAL, THEY’LL RUN SIDE BY SIDE FOR A WHILE — NO, BY SIDE FOR A WHILE — NO, THEY’RE COMING IN TO PIT THEY’RE COMING IN TO PIT >> MAN, THAT’S THE BEST PLAY FOR >> MAN, THAT’S THE BEST PLAY FOR THEM THEM >> I SAW TROUBLE THERE >> I SAW TROUBLE THERE >> FRANK KIMMEL AND JERRY >> FRANK KIMMEL AND JERRY NADEAU NADEAU >> HOW ABOUT DALE JARRETT, >> HOW ABOUT DALE JARRETT, STARTED 41st, HERE HE IS IN THE STARTED 41st, HERE HE IS IN THE LEAD LEAD >> WE SAW THAT AT DAYTONA >> WE SAW THAT AT DAYTONA THOSE GUYS IN THE FORDS, THOSE GUYS IN THE FORDS, COMPLAINED WITH THEIR CARS AND COMPLAINED WITH THEIR CARS AND THEY RACE PRETTY DARN GOOD THEY RACE PRETTY DARN GOOD >> KYLE CAUGHT UP — FIELD >> KYLE CAUGHT UP — FIELD ACCORDION — TROUBLE STEWART IN ACCORDION — TROUBLE STEWART IN THE WALL — THE WALL — >> HERE WE GO, ROBBIE GORDON’S >> HERE WE GO, ROBBIE GORDON’S IN, HARVICK’S AROUND IN, HARVICK’S AROUND >> HERE WE GO, GUYS, THE BIG >> HERE WE GO, GUYS, THE BIG ONE ONE >> JUST A MATTER OF TIME >> JUST A MATTER OF TIME >> AT LEAST 20 CARS >> AT LEAST 20 CARS THESE — THESE — >> THE WAY THIS STARTED, KYLE >> THE WAY THIS STARTED, KYLE PETTY GOT RAN UP HIGH GOING INTO PETTY GOT RAN UP HIGH GOING INTO TURN ONE AND AS HE TRIED TO FIND TURN ONE AND AS HE TRIED TO FIND A PLACE IN LINE, THE WHOLE FIELD A PLACE IN LINE, THE WHOLE FIELD ACCORDIONED TOGETHER, MAYHEM ACCORDIONED TOGETHER, MAYHEM >> RACING TO THE START/FINISH >> RACING TO THE START/FINISH LINE, THE CAUTION IS OUT — KYLE LINE, THE CAUTION IS OUT — KYLE PETTY IN THE 45, ACTUALLY MADE PETTY IN THE 45, ACTUALLY MADE IT THROUGH THE WRECK IT THROUGH THE WRECK BOBBY LABONTE — BOBBY LABONTE — >> RUSTY WALLACE WAS THE LAST >> RUSTY WALLACE WAS THE LAST CAR TO GET THROUGH CAR TO GET THROUGH BOBBY LABONTE GOT THE 19 2E VERY BOBBY LABONTE GOT THE 19 2E VERY END END >> MARTIN, CRAVEN, 32 CAR >> MARTIN, CRAVEN, 32 CAR >> TONY STEWART’S GOING BY >> TONY STEWART’S GOING BY THE WHOLE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS CAR, THE WHOLE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS CAR, GOT INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL GOT INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL >> JEREMY MAYFIELD >> JEREMY MAYFIELD >> CAME UP IN FRONT OF BOBBY >> CAME UP IN FRONT OF BOBBY LABONTE, WASN’T GOING VERY FAST LABONTE, WASN’T GOING VERY FAST >> MATT KENSETH, NUMBER TWO >> MATT KENSETH, NUMBER TWO POINT MAN POINT MAN SECOND IN POINTS, AND JIMMY SECOND IN POINTS, AND JIMMY SPENCER, WHO WAS TOWARD THE BACK SPENCER, WHO WAS TOWARD THE BACK OF THE LEAD LAP CARS, COULD NOT OF THE LEAD LAP CARS, COULD NOT ESCAPE IT ESCAPE IT STERLING MARLIN, MADE IT STERLING MARLIN, MADE IT THROUGH THROUGH YESTERDAY, LAP 15, TODAY, LAP YESTERDAY, LAP 15, TODAY, LAP 164 164 NOW, WATCH KYLE PETTY IN THE NOW, WATCH KYLE PETTY IN THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN RIGHT BACK HERE, HERE’S KYLE >> TRYING TO FIND A PLACE IN LINE AND EVERYBODY SCRAMBLES LINE AND EVERYBODY SCRAMBLES >> MIKE WALLACE IN THE 33, UP >> MIKE WALLACE IN THE 33, UP AGAINST THE WALL THERE AGAINST THE WALL THERE >> SADLER, THE INSIDE WALL >> SADLER, THE INSIDE WALL >> TAKES A HARD HIT ON THE >> TAKES A HARD HIT ON THE INSIDE WALL, GUYS, THAT IS A INSIDE WALL, GUYS, THAT IS A HEAVY HIT HEAVY HIT >> MARTIN, TERRY LABONTE — >> MARTIN, TERRY LABONTE — >> WATCH, HERE’S BOBBY LABONTE >> WATCH, HERE’S BOBBY LABONTE RIGHT BACK HERE, WATCH THIS — RIGHT BACK HERE, WATCH THIS — BAM BAM >> THAT WAS MAYFIELD

>> THAT WAS MAYFIELD >> MAYFIELD COME ACROSS AND GOT >> MAYFIELD COME ACROSS AND GOT HIM HIM I’M SURE HE THOUGHT HE MADE IT I’M SURE HE THOUGHT HE MADE IT THROUGH THROUGH >> ELLIOTT SADLER TOOK THAT HARD >> ELLIOTT SADLER TOOK THAT HARD HIT BUT HE’S OKAY HIT BUT HE’S OKAY MATT COMPANY SETH IS OUT OF THE MATT COMPANY SETH IS OUT OF THE CAR AND OKAY CAR AND OKAY BOBBY LABONTE’S CLIMBED OUT BOBBY LABONTE’S CLIMBED OUT >> 29 AND 3, BOTH CHILDRESS >> 29 AND 3, BOTH CHILDRESS CARS CARS >> STEVE PARK’S CLIMBED FROM HIS >> STEVE PARK’S CLIMBED FROM HIS CAR AND SO HAS DAVE BLANEY CAR AND SO HAS DAVE BLANEY >> 10 CAR ON PIT ROAD WITH >> 10 CAR ON PIT ROAD WITH DAMAGE DAMAGE >> FROM TONY STEWART — NUDGE, >> FROM TONY STEWART — NUDGE, WALL, MAYHEM WALL, MAYHEM >> THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO >> THERE’S NOWHERE TO GO >> AND THE LEADERS WILL PIT >> AND THE LEADERS WILL PIT STEVE BYRNES STEVE BYRNES >> WALLACE IS IN, THE 98 >> WALLACE IS IN, THE 98 IF THIS HAD STAYED GREEN, THEY IF THIS HAD STAYED GREEN, THEY WOULD HAVE GONE GAS ONLY WOULD HAVE GONE GAS ONLY THEY’RE AFRAID THE CREW CHIEF, THEY’RE AFRAID THE CREW CHIEF, THEY’RE GOING TO RUN OVER THEY’RE GOING TO RUN OVER SOMETHING, FOUR TIRES FOR HIM, SOMETHING, FOUR TIRES FOR HIM, OVER TO MATT OVER TO MATT >> TWO TIRE CHANGE FOR DALE >> TWO TIRE CHANGE FOR DALE EARNHARDT JR EARNHARDT JR HE WILL BEAT THE 88 OFF PIT HE WILL BEAT THE 88 OFF PIT ROAD ROAD DEBATING ABOUT GOING NO TIRES ON DEBATING ABOUT GOING NO TIRES ON THEIR LAST STOP THEIR LAST STOP TO DICK TO DICK >> KURT BUSCH CAME IN HE TOOK >> KURT BUSCH CAME IN HE TOOK OUTSIDE TIRES OUTSIDE TIRES MEANWHILE, UP AND DOWN PIT ROAD MEANWHILE, UP AND DOWN PIT ROAD THIS RACE JUST FULL OF RACE CARS THIS RACE JUST FULL OF RACE CARS ALL BENT UP ALL BENT UP TONY STEWART’S CAR IS BENT UP TONY STEWART’S CAR IS BENT UP HIS CREW WORKING ON IT HIS CREW WORKING ON IT A LOT OF DAMAGE ON THE CORNER OF A LOT OF DAMAGE ON THE CORNER OF THE CAR THE CAR SEVERAL CARS DAMAGED BEYOND SEVERAL CARS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR, BUT THEY’LL TRY TO GET REPAIR, BUT THEY’LL TRY TO GET AS MANY BACK OUT AS THEY CAN AS MANY BACK OUT AS THEY CAN >> FOR THE MOST PART, THE >> FOR THE MOST PART, THE LEADERS TOOK TWO TIRES LEADERS TOOK TWO TIRES THE ONLY THING YOU WORRY ABOUT, THE ONLY THING YOU WORRY ABOUT, DID THEY RUN OVER DEBRIS DID THEY RUN OVER DEBRIS FEW OF THE LEADERS TOOK FOUR, FEW OF THE LEADERS TOOK FOUR, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, MOST TOOK BUT FOR THE MOST PART, MOST TOOK TWOO TWO TIRES TWOO TWO TIRES >> JUST LIKE YESTERDAY IF YOU >> JUST LIKE YESTERDAY IF YOU WERE IN THE FRONT, IT WAS SAFE WERE IN THE FRONT, IT WAS SAFE ANYWHERE ELSE, AND YOU WERE IN ANYWHERE ELSE, AND YOU WERE IN BIG TROUBLE BIG TROUBLE >> DARRELL, LET’S HAVE ANOTHER >> DARRELL, LET’S HAVE ANOTHER LOOK LOOK >> YOU SEE RIGHT HERE AS THEY >> YOU SEE RIGHT HERE AS THEY COME ACROSS THE CORNER, THIS IS COME ACROSS THE CORNER, THIS IS THE LEAD RIGHT HERE, THOSE GUYS THE LEAD RIGHT HERE, THOSE GUYS UP FRONT UP FRONT WATCH THAT 21 CAR GO OUT ACROSS WATCH THAT 21 CAR GO OUT ACROSS THERE, AND I MEAN, THAT THING IS THERE, AND I MEAN, THAT THING IS PICKING UP SPEED, BAM, RIGHT PICKING UP SPEED, BAM, RIGHT INTO THE END OF THAT WALL INTO THE END OF THAT WALL GOOD THING THAT WAS ON THE RIGHT GOOD THING THAT WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE SIDE >> THEY CLIMBED OUT AND WALKED >> THEY CLIMBED OUT AND WALKED TO THE AMBULANCE TO THE AMBULANCE ELLIOTT SADLER OKAY ELLIOTT SADLER OKAY ROBBIE GORDON RIGHT IN THE MIDST ROBBIE GORDON RIGHT IN THE MIDST OF THIS — OF THIS — >> MAN, LOOK HOW QUICKLY — DID >> MAN, LOOK HOW QUICKLY — DID YOU SEE HOW QUICKLY THAT CAR YOU SEE HOW QUICKLY THAT CAR TURNED, JUST MAKES YOU DIZZY TURNED, JUST MAKES YOU DIZZY WATCHING IT WATCHING IT >> HAPPENS IN A HURRY >> HAPPENS IN A HURRY >> SOMEONE CAUGHT HIM IN THE >> SOMEONE CAUGHT HIM IN THE RIGHT REAR, DARRELL, I’M NOT RIGHT REAR, DARRELL, I’M NOT SURE WHO — IS THIS MAYFIELD? SURE WHO — IS THIS MAYFIELD? >> WATCH — WATCH HIM COME OUT >> WATCH — WATCH HIM COME OUT INTO BOBBY LABONTE RIGHT INTO BOBBY LABONTE RIGHT THERE — THERE — >> OOH >> OOH THAT WAS KEVIN HARVICK, TIPPED THAT WAS KEVIN HARVICK, TIPPED ROBBY GORDON THERE, IN THE ROBBY GORDON THERE, IN THE MIDDLE OF IT MIDDLE OF IT AND, LOOK, THAT’S BOBBY LABONTE, AND, LOOK, THAT’S BOBBY LABONTE, SPRING AROUND THERE BY KYLE — I SPRING AROUND THERE BY KYLE — I CAN’T TELL IF HE HIT ANYTHING, CAN’T TELL IF HE HIT ANYTHING, GETS IT STRAIGHTENED UP, I’M GETS IT STRAIGHTENED UP, I’M SURE HE’S THINKING, MAN, I MAY SURE HE’S THINKING, MAN, I MAY HAVE MADE A GREAT SAVE, UNTIL HAVE MADE A GREAT SAVE, UNTIL THEN THEN DICK BERGGREN DICK BERGGREN >> GORDON STARTED ON THE OUTSIDE >> GORDON STARTED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT ROW, RAN WELL ALL OF THE FRONT ROW, RAN WELL ALL DAY, LOOKS LIKE HE WAS HEADED DAY, LOOKS LIKE HE WAS HEADED FOR A TOP FIVE FINISH, NOW FOR A TOP FIVE FINISH, NOW BEHIND THE WALL, CARJACKED UP, BEHIND THE WALL, CARJACKED UP, WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? >> I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED >> I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE A DISAPPOINTMENT FOR THE CINGULAR TEAM CINGULAR TEAM WE HAD A REALLY GOOD CAR WE HAD A REALLY GOOD CAR SOMEBODY HIT ME FROM THE BACK SOMEBODY HIT ME FROM THE BACK I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED WHO KNOWS? WHO KNOWS? I DON’T KNOW WHO DID IT I DON’T KNOW WHO DID IT IT’S JUST KIND OF BEEN OUR LUCK IT’S JUST KIND OF BEEN OUR LUCK ALL YEAR ALL YEAR THIS TEAM’S REALLY COMING THIS TEAM’S REALLY COMING AROUND AROUND WE JUST NEED SOME LUCK AND WE JUST NEED SOME LUCK AND THAT’S JUST HURTING US THAT’S JUST HURTING US I’M REALLY PROUD OF THE GUYS I’M REALLY PROUD OF THE GUYS THEY DID A GOOD JOB ALL DAY THEY DID A GOOD JOB ALL DAY THEY’RE JUST GOING TO KIND OF THEY’RE JUST GOING TO KIND OF RUN AROUND IN THE BACK THERE AND RUN AROUND IN THE BACK THERE AND POSITION OURSELVES FOR THE END POSITION OURSELVES FOR THE END UNFORTUNATELY, WE WEREN’T IN THE UNFORTUNATELY, WE WEREN’T IN THE POSITION WHERE WE CAN MISS THE POSITION WHERE WE CAN MISS THE BIG WRECKS BIG WRECKS >> GLAD YOU’RE OKAY >> GLAD YOU’RE OKAY >> BENSON GETTING SOME WATER AND >> BENSON GETTING SOME WATER AND AIR FROM FIRE EXTINGUISHING AIR FROM FIRE EXTINGUISHING FOAM FOAM HE WAS TRYING TO GO TO THE PITS HE WAS TRYING TO GO TO THE PITS AND SOMETHING IN THE REAR OF THE AND SOMETHING IN THE REAR OF THE CAR CAUGHT FIRE CAR CAUGHT FIRE DARRELL, THAT POWDER IS DESIGNED DARRELL, THAT POWDER IS DESIGNED TO SUCK THE OXYGEN OUT OF THAT TO SUCK THE OXYGEN OUT OF THAT FIRE, AND INHALING THAT IS NOT FIRE, AND INHALING THAT IS NOT GOOD — GOOD — >> NO IT ISN’T >> NO IT ISN’T WE GOT THOSE COOLERS IN THE CAR WE GOT THOSE COOLERS IN THE CAR THAT BLOWS AIR INTO OUR HELMETS THAT BLOWS AIR INTO OUR HELMETS IF HE GOT SOME OF THAT SUCKED IF HE GOT SOME OF THAT SUCKED INTO THAT BOX AND IT BLEW IT INTO THAT BOX AND IT BLEW IT INTO THE INSIDE OF HIS HELMET — INTO THE INSIDE OF HIS HELMET — >> A LOT OF TIMES FOR THAT BOX >> A LOT OF TIMES FOR THAT BOX IS IN THAT LEFT CORNER WINDOW, IS IN THAT LEFT CORNER WINDOW, SO IT WAS ALL GOING THROUGH THE SO IT WAS ALL GOING THROUGH THE BOX INTO HIM POSSIBLY BOX INTO HIM POSSIBLY ALL THREE OF RAY EVERNHAM ALL THREE OF RAY EVERNHAM DODGE’S INVOLVED DODGE’S INVOLVED >> INVOLVED IN THE CRASH, >> INVOLVED IN THE CRASH, WALLACE, BLANEY, MAYFIELD, PARK, WALLACE, BLANEY, MAYFIELD, PARK, ROBBY GORDON, KENSETH, BOBBY ROBBY GORDON, KENSETH, BOBBY LABONTE, HARVICK, SADLER, GRACE?

LABONTE, HARVICK, SADLER, GRACE? SCHRADER, ANDRETTI, STEWART, SCHRADER, ANDRETTI, STEWART, SPENCER, WALLACE SPENCER, WALLACE MAYFIELD MAYFIELD >> CARS EVERYWHERE >> CARS EVERYWHERE THE FIFTH PLACE CAR HAD A THE FIFTH PLACE CAR HAD A PROBLEM, THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED PROBLEM, THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED ZBLEL YOT SADLER — ZBLEL YOT SADLER — >> THIS HAS GOT TO BE A BAD RIDE >> THIS HAS GOT TO BE A BAD RIDE HERE, FORTUNATELY, GOT AROUND ON HERE, FORTUNATELY, GOT AROUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE >>> AT TALLEDEGA, WE’RE UNDER THE SECOND CAUTION OF THE DAY, THE SECOND CAUTION OF THE DAY, THE FIRST ONE MERELY FOR DEBRIS, THE FIRST ONE MERELY FOR DEBRIS, AND THIS WAS THE BIG ONE — AND THIS WAS THE BIG ONE — JOHNNY BENSON IS BEING TREATED JOHNNY BENSON IS BEING TREATED BY THE EMERGENCY WORKERS HERE BY THE EMERGENCY WORKERS HERE YOU CAN SEE JOHNNY, HE’S SITTING YOU CAN SEE JOHNNY, HE’S SITTING UP, OKAY, BUT GOT SOME OF THAT UP, OKAY, BUT GOT SOME OF THAT FIRE EXTINGUISHER FIRE FIRE EXTINGUISHER FIRE APPARENTLY WHEN THAT CAR CAUGHT APPARENTLY WHEN THAT CAR CAUGHT FIRE FIRE THAT’S NASTY STUFF, YOU DON’T THAT’S NASTY STUFF, YOU DON’T WANT TO BE INHALING THAT WANT TO BE INHALING THAT >> YEAH, THAT WAS — IT WAS A >> YEAH, THAT WAS — IT WAS A BAD THING BAD THING THEY HAD TO PUT THE FIRE OUT AND THEY HAD TO PUT THE FIRE OUT AND HE’S STILL IN THE CAR HE’S STILL IN THE CAR >> STEVE BYRNES >> STEVE BYRNES >> DAVE BLANEY FROM THE INFIELD >> DAVE BLANEY FROM THE INFIELD CARE CENTER CARE CENTER YOU OKAY? YOU OKAY? >> I’M FINE >> I’M FINE EVERYBODY I SAW WAS EVERYBODY I SAW WAS MAN, I WAS TOO FAR BACK FROM IT MAN, I WAS TOO FAR BACK FROM IT TO EVEN SEE HOW IT STARTED TO EVEN SEE HOW IT STARTED BENSON’S REAR END WENT UP IN THE BENSON’S REAR END WENT UP IN THE AIR AND I HIT IT JUST HUNG ON AIR AND I HIT IT JUST HUNG ON >> PARK’S CREW WORKING ON THIS >> PARK’S CREW WORKING ON THIS CAR, HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK CAR, HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF WORK SECOND WRECK OF THE WEEKEND FOR SECOND WRECK OF THE WEEKEND FOR PARK PARK HE WAS NOT THE VILLAIN IN EITHER HE WAS NOT THE VILLAIN IN EITHER OF THOSE OF THOSE THE FIRST ONE, CUT TIRE IN THE FIRST ONE, CUT TIRE IN PRACTICE PRACTICE THIS ONE AN INNOCENT VICTIM THIS ONE AN INNOCENT VICTIM STEVE, WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? STEVE, WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? >> JUST LOOKED LIKE THE 33 GOT >> JUST LOOKED LIKE THE 33 GOT INTO THE 20 AND IT WAS GETTING INTO THE 20 AND IT WAS GETTING SO LATE IN THE RACE, UNCALLED SO LATE IN THE RACE, UNCALLED FOR FOR AND THE 20 WASN’T DOING NOTHING AND THE 20 WASN’T DOING NOTHING WRONG, IT JUST — ALL THE WRONG, IT JUST — ALL THE FANS — SAW THE BIG WRECK FANS — SAW THE BIG WRECK YESTERDAY, NONE OF THEM WANTED YESTERDAY, NONE OF THEM WANTED TO SEE IT TODAY, NONE OF US TO SEE IT TODAY, NONE OF US WANTED TO SEE IT TODAY WANTED TO SEE IT TODAY UNFORTUNATELY, THE PENNZOIL CAR UNFORTUNATELY, THE PENNZOIL CAR GOT CAUGHT UP IN IT GOT CAUGHT UP IN IT THESE GUYS ARE WORKING HARD TO THESE GUYS ARE WORKING HARD TO GET US BACK OUT, GET AS MANY GET US BACK OUT, GET AS MANY LAPS LAPS >> TO STEVE BYRNES >> TO STEVE BYRNES >> TELL US WHAT HAPPENED >> TELL US WHAT HAPPENED >> I WAS LOOKING, THE 29 CAR GOT >> I WAS LOOKING, THE 29 CAR GOT SIDEWAYS SIDEWAYS I DON’T KNOW WHO — WHAT MADE I DON’T KNOW WHO — WHAT MADE HIM GO SIDEWAYS HIM GO SIDEWAYS AT FIRST, BUT HE WAS SIDEWAYS AT FIRST, BUT HE WAS SIDEWAYS I THINK I CLIPPED HIM IN THE I THINK I CLIPPED HIM IN THE RIGHT REAR A LITTLE BIT WHICH RIGHT REAR A LITTLE BIT WHICH TURNED MY CAR TO THE RIGHT, TURNED MY CAR TO THE RIGHT, TURNED SIDEWAYS TURNED SIDEWAYS I GOT GOING STRAIGHT, GUYS WERE I GOT GOING STRAIGHT, GUYS WERE STILL WRECKING ON THE INSIDE STILL WRECKING ON THE INSIDE I HIT HIM AFTER I GOT I HIT HIM AFTER I GOT STRAIGHTENED OUT STRAIGHTENED OUT >> BUT YOU’RE ALL RIGHT? >> BUT YOU’RE ALL RIGHT? >> YEP >> YEP >> 12 CARS ARE BEHIND THE WALL >> 12 CARS ARE BEHIND THE WALL UNDER REPAIR, ONE GOOD THING UNDER REPAIR, ONE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS INCIDENT, OTHER THAN ABOUT THIS INCIDENT, OTHER THAN THAT NO ONE WAS INJURED, WAS THAT NO ONE WAS INJURED, WAS THAT NONE OF THESE CARS TRIED TO THAT NONE OF THESE CARS TRIED TO GET AIRBORNE GET AIRBORNE >> THE REASON WHY, THE ROOF >> THE REASON WHY, THE ROOF FLAPS THAT NASCAR’S DONE A GREAT FLAPS THAT NASCAR’S DONE A GREAT JOB OF CREATING, AND AS WE SEE JOB OF CREATING, AND AS WE SEE THESE CARS COME OFF THE CORNER, THESE CARS COME OFF THE CORNER, ALL OF A SUDDEN THE 33 GETS INTO ALL OF A SUDDEN THE 33 GETS INTO THE 20, THEN IT BECOMES A — 20 THE 20, THEN IT BECOMES A — 20 GETS FORCED INTO THE WALL, WHICH GETS FORCED INTO THE WALL, WHICH TAKES THE 33 AND TURNS HIM TAKES THE 33 AND TURNS HIM AROUND, THEY START BOUNCING OFF AROUND, THEY START BOUNCING OFF OTHER CAR, BUT WATCH, THERE’S A OTHER CAR, BUT WATCH, THERE’S A ROOF FLAP DEPLOYED RIGHT THERE ROOF FLAP DEPLOYED RIGHT THERE AND AS WE ROLL FURTHER, YOU’LL AND AS WE ROLL FURTHER, YOU’LL SEE THE 29 I THINK HERE, HIS SEE THE 29 I THINK HERE, HIS DEPLOY RIGHT THERE AND JEFF, DEPLOY RIGHT THERE AND JEFF, MAYBE YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO THE MAYBE YOU CAN EXPLAIN TO THE FOLKS AT HOME WHAT THAT’S ALL FOLKS AT HOME WHAT THAT’S ALL ABOUT ABOUT >> I HOPE I CAN, DARRELL >> I HOPE I CAN, DARRELL LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TOTAL LET’S TALK ABOUT THE TOTAL PACKAGE PACKAGE STARTS FIRST WITH THE SIDE GLASS STARTS FIRST WITH THE SIDE GLASS WHICH HELPS SEND THE AIR BACK WHICH HELPS SEND THE AIR BACK OVER THE TOP OF THE CAR OVER THE TOP OF THE CAR THEN WE GOT ABOUT ONE-INCH THEN WE GOT ABOUT ONE-INCH DEFLECTOR STRIP, KIND OF BREAKS DEFLECTOR STRIP, KIND OF BREAKS THAT AIRFLOW UP THAT AIRFLOW UP WHEN THAT GOES IN OPERATION, IT WHEN THAT GOES IN OPERATION, IT ACTIVATES THE ROOF FLAP ACTIVATES THE ROOF FLAP IT COMES UP, JUST LIKE ON AN IT COMES UP, JUST LIKE ON AN AIRPLANE, IT MAKES THE CAR AIRPLANE, IT MAKES THE CAR DECELERATE, IT’S AN AIR-BREAKER DECELERATE, IT’S AN AIR-BREAKER PROBABLY ONE OF THE GREATEST PROBABLY ONE OF THE GREATEST SAFETY FACTORS TO EVER COME UP SAFETY FACTORS TO EVER COME UP IN NASCAR, KEEPS THE CARS ON THE IN NASCAR, KEEPS THE CARS ON THE GROUND, KEEPS ALL FOUR TIRES TO GROUND, KEEPS ALL FOUR TIRES TO KEEP FROM FLIPPING UPSIDE DOWN KEEP FROM FLIPPING UPSIDE DOWN ONE OF THE GUYS VERY ONE OF THE GUYS VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING THIS INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING THIS HAPPEN WAS JACK ROUSH HAPPEN WAS JACK ROUSH >> THE STORY OF HOW THOSE ROOF >> THE STORY OF HOW THOSE ROOF FLAPS DEVELOPED IS INTERESTING FLAPS DEVELOPED IS INTERESTING >> THEY TOOK THE NASCAR JET, >> THEY TOOK THE NASCAR JET, THEY WENT DOWN TO THE DARLINGTON THEY WENT DOWN TO THE DARLINGTON AIRPORT, AND THEY TORE UP A LOT AIRPORT, AND THEY TORE UP A LOT OF CARS, THEY TIED CARS ON THE OF CARS, THEY TIED CARS ON THE BACK OF A FLAT BED AND USED THE BACK OF A FLAT BED AND USED THE ENGINES OFF THE JET TO BLOW AIR ENGINES OFF THE JET TO BLOW AIR 180 MILES AN HOUR 180 MILES AN HOUR THEY TRIED BLOWING THE DECKLIDS THEY TRIED BLOWING THE DECKLIDS UP, TRIED ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT UP, TRIED ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT DEVICES TO KEEP THE CAR FROM DEVICES TO KEEP THE CAR FROM GETTING AIRBORNE GETTING AIRBORNE IN THE PROCESS, THEY CAME UP IN THE PROCESS, THEY CAME UP WITH THE ROOF FLAP, BASED ON AN WITH THE ROOF FLAP, BASED ON AN AIRPLANE AIRPLANE >> AS A CREW CHIEF, I THOUGHT, >> AS A CREW CHIEF, I THOUGHT, WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE THESE WHAT IN THE WORLD WERE THESE THINGS? THINGS? BUT LOOK HOW INSTRUMENTAL THEY BUT LOOK HOW INSTRUMENTAL THEY ARE ARE >> AND THE OTHER THING IS, THEY >> AND THE OTHER THING IS, THEY DEPLOY BY THE AIR BLOWING ACROSS DEPLOY BY THE AIR BLOWING ACROSS THEM THEM NO GADGETS TO MAKE THEM BLOW UP NO GADGETS TO MAKE THEM BLOW UP >> YOU’RE RIDING WITH JOHNNY >> YOU’RE RIDING WITH JOHNNY BENSON BENSON THROUGH MAYHEM IN THE AARON’S THROUGH MAYHEM IN THE AARON’S 499 ON FOX PRESENTED BY PEPSI >>> THE BIG ONE HAS HIT TALLEDEGA TWICE IN TWO DAYS TALLEDEGA TWICE IN TWO DAYS YESTERDAY, IN THE AARON’S 312, YESTERDAY, IN THE AARON’S 312, ON YOUR LEFT, LAP 15 ON YOUR LEFT, LAP 15 WATCH THE YELLOW CAR OF SCOTT WATCH THE YELLOW CAR OF SCOTT RIGGS AS WALLACE COMES UP IN RIGGS AS WALLACE COMES UP IN FRONT OF HIM

FRONT OF HIM TODAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR TODAY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, KYLE PETTY, COMING UP SCREEN, KYLE PETTY, COMING UP THE RACETRACK, LOOKING FOR A THE RACETRACK, LOOKING FOR A HOLE, EVERYBODY ACCORDIONS HOLE, EVERYBODY ACCORDIONS BEHIND HIM, AGAIN, A MAYEE BEHIND HIM, AGAIN, A MAYEE ENSUES ENSUES >> DARRELL, HOW COME, I MEAN, >> DARRELL, HOW COME, I MEAN, 2.66 MILES, BUT WRECK AFTER 2.66 MILES, BUT WRECK AFTER WRECK AT TALLEDEGA, OFF OF TWO, WRECK AT TALLEDEGA, OFF OF TWO, THIRD OF THE WAY DOWN THAT THIRD OF THE WAY DOWN THAT BACKSTRETCH? BACKSTRETCH? >> THE CAR GET TO PUSHING UP >> THE CAR GET TO PUSHING UP OVER THERE OVER THERE YOU EXIT THAT CORNER DIFFERENTLY YOU EXIT THAT CORNER DIFFERENTLY THAN YOU DO TURN FOUR THAN YOU DO TURN FOUR TURN FOUR YOU’RE RUNNING INTO TURN FOUR YOU’RE RUNNING INTO THE TRIOVAL THE TRIOVAL THE TURN IS MORE FORGIVING, MORE THE TURN IS MORE FORGIVING, MORE SWEEPING SWEEPING HERE, THE CARS, WHEN YOU TRY TO HERE, THE CARS, WHEN YOU TRY TO RUN AT THE BOTTOM AS THE TIRES RUN AT THE BOTTOM AS THE TIRES WEAR, THE TRACK SLICKENS, YOU WEAR, THE TRACK SLICKENS, YOU WANT TO KEEP PUSHING, AND THE WANT TO KEEP PUSHING, AND THE FIRST THING YOU KNOW, YOU GET FIRST THING YOU KNOW, YOU GET INTO SOMEBODY INTO SOMEBODY >> YOU CAN’T RUN FIVE WIDE THAT >> YOU CAN’T RUN FIVE WIDE THAT DON’T WORK EITHER DON’T WORK EITHER >> SOMEBODY HAS TO LIFT >> SOMEBODY HAS TO LIFT JUST EVER SO SLIGHTLY, AND THAT JUST EVER SO SLIGHTLY, AND THAT BOTTLENECKS THE WHOLE CROWD UP BOTTLENECKS THE WHOLE CROWD UP >> AFTER THIS WAS ALL OVER, >> AFTER THIS WAS ALL OVER, JOHNNY BENSON TRYING TO GET TO JOHNNY BENSON TRYING TO GET TO PIT ROAD >> ALL RIGHT, JOHNNY, STOP, STOP STOP, STOP STOP, STOP PUT THEM OUT, BOYS, GET OUT OF PUT THEM OUT, BOYS, GET OUT OF THAT THING, JOHNNY THAT THING, JOHNNY >> JOHNNY BENSON AFLAME >> JOHNNY BENSON AFLAME UNDER CAUTION, CLEANING UP UNDER CAUTION, CLEANING UP BACK TO GREEN FLAG RACING SOON.E HE RACED IT, TOO¶ ¶ PEOPLE LOVE THE TRUCK NOW GO DALE GO! ¶ ¶ PUT IT ON THE TRACK FOR A DRIVIN’ SHOW¶ ( music continues THIS IS REALLY GETTING OUTTA HAND RACE THAT TRUCK, DALE. >>> — LEADING DALE JARRETT, THE AARON’S 499 ON FOX PRESENTED BY AARON’S 499 ON FOX PRESENTED BY PEPSI PEPSI AARON’S, YOU CAN BUY, YOU CAN AARON’S, YOU CAN BUY, YOU CAN LEASE LEASE SOME GUYS MIGHT WANT TO LEASE A SOME GUYS MIGHT WANT TO LEASE A CAR NOW IN THE PLACE KNOWN FOR CAR NOW IN THE PLACE KNOWN FOR HAVING THE BIG ONE HAVING THE BIG ONE UNOFFICIALLY, THIS IS THE UNOFFICIALLY, THIS IS THE BIGGEST ONE IN THE WINSTON CUP BIGGEST ONE IN THE WINSTON CUP RACE RACE 21 CARS CRASHED IN THIS RACE 21 CARS CRASHED IN THIS RACE THE BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY, 27 THE BUSCH RACE YESTERDAY, 27 CARS INVOLVED CARS INVOLVED JEFF HAMMOND, LET’S TALK ABOUT JEFF HAMMOND, LET’S TALK ABOUT THREE FACTORS AS TO WHY THIS THREE FACTORS AS TO WHY THIS TAKES PLACE TAKES PLACE RESTRICTOR PLACE, THE AERO RESTRICTOR PLACE, THE AERO PACKAGE, AND THE DRIVERS PACKAGE, AND THE DRIVERS WHICH IS TO BLAME? WHICH IS TO BLAME? >> THIS RIGHT NOW HAS BEEN >> THIS RIGHT NOW HAS BEEN BASICALLY THE CULPRIT FOR A LOT BASICALLY THE CULPRIT FOR A LOT OF THIS RIGHT HERE OF THIS RIGHT HERE >> THE RESTRICTOR PLATE >> THE RESTRICTOR PLATE >> I DON’T BUY THAT >> I DON’T BUY THAT AT DARLINGTON, 13 SCARS, AT DARLINGTON, 13 SCARS, UNRESTRICTED UNRESTRICTED >> WHAT ABOUT THE AERO PACKAGE? >> WHAT ABOUT THE AERO PACKAGE? >> THEY’VE TRIED DIFFERENT >> THEY’VE TRIED DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS AND STILL HAVEN’T COMBINATIONS AND STILL HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY FROM THE BEEN ABLE TO GET AWAY FROM THE BIG ONE BIG ONE IT’S THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, IT’S THE NATURE OF THE BEAST, TALLEDEGA, IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THIS TALLEDEGA, IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY WAY >> CAN THE DRIVERS, THEY’RE PUT >> CAN THE DRIVERS, THEY’RE PUT INTO A POSITION HERE WHERE IT’S INTO A POSITION HERE WHERE IT’S TOO MANY CARS GOING TOO FAST, TOO MANY CARS GOING TOO FAST, AND NOT ENOUGH PLACES TO GO AND NOT ENOUGH PLACES TO GO >> THE CLOSEST OF THE >> THE CLOSEST OF THE COMPETITION, TALKED ABOUT IT COMPETITION, TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER IN THE SHOW, THAT’S WHAT EARLIER IN THE SHOW, THAT’S WHAT GETS YOU IN TROUBLE GETS YOU IN TROUBLE DRIVER INDUCED DRIVER INDUCED SOMEBODY MAKES A MISTAKE, SOMEBODY MAKES A MISTAKE, DOESN’T MEAN THEY DID IT DOESN’T MEAN THEY DID IT DELIBERATELY DELIBERATELY >> NO INJURIES, BENSON TREATED >> NO INJURIES, BENSON TREATED FOR SOME HEAT FOR SOME HEAT LET’S GO DOWN TRACK SIDE WITH LET’S GO DOWN TRACK SIDE WITH DICK BERGGREN DICK BERGGREN >> JERRY MI MAYFIELD ONE OF >> JERRY MI MAYFIELD ONE OF THOSE 25 DRIVERS INVOLVED IN THE THOSE 25 DRIVERS INVOLVED IN THE BIG ONE BIG ONE THE CREW TRYING TO GET THE CAR THE CREW TRYING TO GET THE CAR BACK TOGETHER BACK TOGETHER PREFABRICATED RADIATOR BRACKETS PREFABRICATED RADIATOR BRACKETS READY TO GO READY TO GO AN ENORMOUS EFFORT, JEREMY, WHY AN ENORMOUS EFFORT, JEREMY, WHY ALL THIS WORK? ALL THIS WORK? >> POINTS ARE EVERYTHING >> POINTS ARE EVERYTHING DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO GET YOU DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO GET YOU DOWN OR UP DOWN OR UP WE’RE GOING TO TRY HARD TO GET WE’RE GOING TO TRY HARD TO GET BACK OUT THERE GET A FEW POINTS BACK OUT THERE GET A FEW POINTS BACK BACK I HATE IT FOR THE DODGE DEALERS I HATE IT FOR THE DODGE DEALERS IT WAS A GOOD CAR ALL DAY GOT IT WAS A GOOD CAR ALL DAY GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE MESS THERE CAUGHT UP IN THE MESS THERE WE’LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK IN WE’LL BE BACK NEXT WEEK IN CALIFORNIA CALIFORNIA >> HOPE YOU’RE OKAY >> HOPE YOU’RE OKAY TO MIKE JOY TO MIKE JOY >> FRANK KIMMEL WAS NOT IN THE >> FRANK KIMMEL WAS NOT IN THE BIG ONE BUT CAN GAIN 15 SPOTS IF BIG ONE BUT CAN GAIN 15 SPOTS IF HE RUNS THE REST OF THIS RACE HE RUNS THE REST OF THIS RACE WITHOUT LOSING ANOTHER LAP WITHOUT LOSING ANOTHER LAP LET’S LISTEN TO DALE EARNHARDT LET’S LISTEN TO DALE EARNHARDT JR. IN-CAR RADIO JR. IN-CAR RADIO >> YA’LL WANT POINTS, I WANT >> YA’LL WANT POINTS, I WANT POINTS POINTS >> A LOT OF POINTS COME WITH >> A LOT OF POINTS COME WITH THAT TROPHY THAT TROPHY >> I WANT TO WIN, BUT I AIN’T >> I WANT TO WIN, BUT I AIN’T GOING UP ON MY ROUTE, AS FAR AS GOING UP ON MY ROUTE, AS FAR AS IT MEANS TOUCH TO ME IT MEANS TOUCH TO ME >> NOW, I WON’T READ THE LIST, >> NOW, I WON’T READ THE LIST, BUT 20 CARS WERE DOKD FOR BUT 20 CARS WERE DOKD FOR PITTING BEFORE THE PIT ROAD WAS PITTING BEFORE THE PIT ROAD WAS OPEN OPEN GETTING SET TO GO GETTING SET TO GO 13 LAPS TO GO WHEN THEY COME 13 LAPS TO GO WHEN THEY COME BACK BACK >> WHAT DALE JR.’S SAYING, HE IS >> WHAT DALE JR.’S SAYING, HE IS NOT GOING TO CUT SOMEBODY OFF OR NOT GOING TO CUT SOMEBODY OFF OR BLOCK SOMEBODY IF THEY GET A RUN BLOCK SOMEBODY IF THEY GET A RUN ON HIM TO RUN AND WIN THE RACE ON HIM TO RUN AND WIN THE RACE NASCAR’S GOT A DILEMMA NASCAR’S GOT A DILEMMA THERE’S 200,000 PEOPLE TO WATCH THERE’S 200,000 PEOPLE TO WATCH THIS SHOW TODAY THIS SHOW TODAY >> JOHNSON, THE 48, LAYING BACK >> JOHNSON, THE 48, LAYING BACK A LITTLE BIT A LITTLE BIT AGAIN, THEY ARE ALL TRYING TO AGAIN, THEY ARE ALL TRYING TO TIME IT JUST RIGHT WHEN THEY GET TIME IT JUST RIGHT WHEN THEY GET THE RESTART ON THE GREEN FLAG THE RESTART ON THE GREEN FLAG >> DALE EARNHARDT JR., THE >> DALE EARNHARDT JR., THE LEADER, NINTH IN THE POINT LEADER, NINTH IN THE POINT STANDINGS STANDINGS >> THE INTENSITY IS STILL GOING

>> THE INTENSITY IS STILL GOING TO BE THERE, TRUST ME TO BE THERE, TRUST ME >> OUT OF THE RACE, ANDRETTI, >> OUT OF THE RACE, ANDRETTI, BENSON, SADLER, LABONTE — BENSON, SADLER, LABONTE — >> LOOK AT THIS, LOOK HOW FAR >> LOOK AT THIS, LOOK HOW FAR OUT FRONT DALE EARNHARDT JR OUT FRONT DALE EARNHARDT JR GOT GOT >> HOLY — >> HOLY — >> THOSE 22 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP >> THOSE 22 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP ONLY 13 DON’T HAVE DAMAGE ONLY 13 DON’T HAVE DAMAGE THE CARS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO GET THE CARS ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO GET UP THERE AND BID FOR THE WIN UP THERE AND BID FOR THE WIN >> DEJA VU, SATURDAY’S RACE ALL >> DEJA VU, SATURDAY’S RACE ALL OVER AGAIN WITH A LOT MORE CARS OVER AGAIN WITH A LOT MORE CARS IN CONTENTION AFTER THE BIG ONE IN CONTENTION AFTER THE BIG ONE >> I WOULDN’T EVEN SAY WE’RE >> I WOULDN’T EVEN SAY WE’RE FINISHED YET FINISHED YET NOW WE’RE GOING FOR THE WIN, AND NOW WE’RE GOING FOR THE WIN, AND WE’VE ONLY GOT A FEW LAPS WE’VE ONLY GOT A FEW LAPS >> 12 TO GO WHEN THEY COME BACK >> 12 TO GO WHEN THEY COME BACK OUT TO THE LINE OUT TO THE LINE >> JUMPING OUT FRONT IS NOT A >> JUMPING OUT FRONT IS NOT A GOOD THING BECAUSE YOU’RE A GOOD THING BECAUSE YOU’RE A SITTING DUCK SITTING DUCK >> TOOK THE POLE SITTER DOWN TO >> TOOK THE POLE SITTER DOWN TO THE BOTTOM, GOING FROM ABOUT THE BOTTOM, GOING FROM ABOUT THIRD TO ABOUT SEVENTH BEFORE THIRD TO ABOUT SEVENTH BEFORE THEY COMPLETE THE FIRST LAP THEY COMPLETE THE FIRST LAP AFTER THE RESTART AFTER THE RESTART >> JEFF GORDON RIGHT BEHIND HIS >> JEFF GORDON RIGHT BEHIND HIS PROTEGEE, JIMMIE JOHNSON.÷ PROTEGEE, JIMMIE JOHNSON.÷ THEY ARE SIXTH AND EIGHTH THEY ARE SIXTH AND EIGHTH >> RIGHT NOW, DALE JARRETT WANTS >> RIGHT NOW, DALE JARRETT WANTS TO BE RIGHT WHERE HE IS WANTS TO BE RIGHT WHERE HE IS WANTS EVERYBODY TO STAY RIGHT WHERE EVERYBODY TO STAY RIGHT WHERE THEY ARE THEY ARE MICHAEL WOULD HELP DALE JARRETT, MICHAEL WOULD HELP DALE JARRETT, THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING HE COULD THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING HE COULD GET BY DALE EARNHARDT JR GET BY DALE EARNHARDT JR I DON’T THINK MICHAEL WOULD DO I DON’T THINK MICHAEL WOULD DO THAT THAT >> DALE JARRETT SANDWICHED >> DALE JARRETT SANDWICHED BETWEEN THOSE TWO DEI CARS BETWEEN THOSE TWO DEI CARS MICHAEL’S GOING TO GET A RUN MICHAEL’S GOING TO GET A RUN DOWN UNDER HIM DOWN UNDER HIM >> WHO WILL KURT BUSCH GO WITH? >> WHO WILL KURT BUSCH GO WITH? HE STAYS LOW HE STAYS LOW HE’S GOING WITH MICHAEL HE’S GOING WITH MICHAEL >> HE’S GOING — DALE JR.’S >> HE’S GOING — DALE JR.’S DOING WHAT I DO, PLAYING BOTH DOING WHAT I DO, PLAYING BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET SIDES OF THE STREET HE WANTS SOMEBODY BEHIND HIM HE HE WANTS SOMEBODY BEHIND HIM HE THINKS HE CAN BEAT THINKS HE CAN BEAT >> DALE JARRETT — >> DALE JARRETT — >> WHOA, 99, BELOW THE YELLOW >> WHOA, 99, BELOW THE YELLOW LINE — LINE — >> AS LONG AS HE DON’T GAIN A >> AS LONG AS HE DON’T GAIN A POSITION BEFORE GETTING IN TURN POSITION BEFORE GETTING IN TURN ONE, LOOKS LIKE HE GOT BACK UP ONE, LOOKS LIKE HE GOT BACK UP IN LINE IN LINE HE LOST MOMENTUM TRYING TO DO HE LOST MOMENTUM TRYING TO DO THAT THAT BODINE IN THE 11 CAR, A GOOD RUN BODINE IN THE 11 CAR, A GOOD RUN FOR HIM FOR HIM >> RUNNING 10th RIGHT NOW >> RUNNING 10th RIGHT NOW >> I CAN’T BELIEVE THE WAY DALE >> I CAN’T BELIEVE THE WAY DALE EARNHARDT JR. CAN SHOOT OUT EARNHARDT JR. CAN SHOOT OUT THERE, LOOK HOW FAR OUT FRONT HE THERE, LOOK HOW FAR OUT FRONT HE GOT GOT >> CHEVROLET HAS NOT WON A RACE >> CHEVROLET HAS NOT WON A RACE THIS SEASON, THE LONGEST WINLESS THIS SEASON, THE LONGEST WINLESS STREAK TO START THE SEASON SINCE STREAK TO START THE SEASON SINCE 1992 WHEN FORD WON THE FIRST 1992 WHEN FORD WON THE FIRST NINE RACES NINE RACES >> HE COMES THE POLE SITTER >> HE COMES THE POLE SITTER DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S LOVING THIS DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S LOVING THIS SIDE BY SIDE, WORK BOTH SIDES OF SIDE BY SIDE, WORK BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET, ONE UP, THEN THE THE STREET, ONE UP, THEN THE OTHER ONE, LET THEM RUN SIDE BY OTHER ONE, LET THEM RUN SIDE BY SIDE SIDE >> JOHNSON, GOT THE HELP OF KURT >> JOHNSON, GOT THE HELP OF KURT BUSCH BUSCH TRYING TO PUSH WALTRIP IN THE TRYING TO PUSH WALTRIP IN THE 15 15 10 TO GO THIS TIME 10 TO GO THIS TIME >> DO YOU NEED A FRIEND HERE, >> DO YOU NEED A FRIEND HERE, DARRELL, OR IS IT EVERY MAN FOR DARRELL, OR IS IT EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF? HIMSELF? >> IF YOU’RE OUT FRONT, YOU WANT >> IF YOU’RE OUT FRONT, YOU WANT SOMEBODY BEHIND YOU THAT WILL SOMEBODY BEHIND YOU THAT WILL WORK WITH YOU WORK WITH YOU >> MARTIN’S CAR ROLLING TO A >> MARTIN’S CAR ROLLING TO A HALT ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY HALT ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY >> STILL TIGHT COMING OFF THAT >> STILL TIGHT COMING OFF THAT SECOND TURN SECOND TURN JEFF GORDON IN THE 24 CAR, DOWN JEFF GORDON IN THE 24 CAR, DOWN THERE AT THE BOTTOM THERE AT THE BOTTOM >> HAS GOT HIS TEAMMATE RIGHT >> HAS GOT HIS TEAMMATE RIGHT BEHIND HIM, TOO BEHIND HIM, TOO EVERYBODY’S WORKING HARD NOW EVERYBODY’S WORKING HARD NOW 10 TO GO, ANYBODY CAN WIN THIS 10 TO GO, ANYBODY CAN WIN THIS THING THING >> ROBBY GORDON DOWN ON THE >> ROBBY GORDON DOWN ON THE APRON APRON AGAIN, DAMAGE IN THAT BIG CRASH AGAIN, DAMAGE IN THAT BIG CRASH DALE EARNHARDT JR., HIS TEAMMATE DALE EARNHARDT JR., HIS TEAMMATE MICHAEL WALTRIP, DUCKS TO THE MICHAEL WALTRIP, DUCKS TO THE INSIDE AS THEY COME OFF TURN INSIDE AS THEY COME OFF TURN FOUR FOUR THERE WILL BE NINE TO GO THERE WILL BE NINE TO GO >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. CAN GO >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. CAN GO WHERE HE WANTS TO, IT AFFECTS WHERE HE WANTS TO, IT AFFECTS THE CARS BEHIND HIM THE CARS BEHIND HIM HE CAN SUCK ONE GUY UP, THEN HE CAN SUCK ONE GUY UP, THEN MOVE OVER, SUCK ANOTHER GUY UP MOVE OVER, SUCK ANOTHER GUY UP WHO IS COMING TO THE FRONT AFTER WHO IS COMING TO THE FRONT AFTER BEING OUT MOST OF THE RACE, BEING OUT MOST OF THE RACE, GEOFFREY BODINE, IN THE 09 GEOFFREY BODINE, IN THE 09 >> THE REASON HE WAS AT DAYTONA, >> THE REASON HE WAS AT DAYTONA, HE MISSED THE BIG ONE HE MISSED THE BIG ONE HADN’T EVEN COMPETED SINCE HADN’T EVEN COMPETED SINCE DAYTONA DAYTONA >> GEOFFREY BODINE HAS NOT FELT >> GEOFFREY BODINE HAS NOT FELT WELL IN THAT CAR ALL DAY WELL IN THAT CAR ALL DAY HAS BEEN DEHYDRATED, NOT FELT HAS BEEN DEHYDRATED, NOT FELT WELL WELL ON EVERY PIT STOP, GIVEN HIM ON EVERY PIT STOP, GIVEN HIM COLD WATER, STUFFED ICE INTO COLD WATER, STUFFED ICE INTO THAT UNIFORM THAT UNIFORM HAS NOT RACED SINCE THE DAYTONA HAS NOT RACED SINCE THE DAYTONA 500, THIS IS A VERY HOT DIE 500, THIS IS A VERY HOT DIE BODINE, AN INCREDIBLY HEROIC BODINE, AN INCREDIBLY HEROIC EFFORT EFFORT THERE’S A CAUTION ON THE THERE’S A CAUTION ON THE SPEEDWAY — SPEEDWAY — >> MARK MARTIN’S CAR CANNOT MAKE >> MARK MARTIN’S CAR CANNOT MAKE IT BACK TO PIT ROAD IT BACK TO PIT ROAD THAT DRAWS THE CAUTION THAT DRAWS THE CAUTION WE WILL GET THE RACE RESTARTED WE WILL GET THE RACE RESTARTED BUT DALE EARNHARDT JR. WILL BUT DALE EARNHARDT JR. WILL BRING THEM TO THE CAUTION FLAG BRING THEM TO THE CAUTION FLAG >> INSIDE 10 LAPS TO GO >> INSIDE 10 LAPS TO GO IT WILL BE A SINGLE FILE IT WILL BE A SINGLE FILE RESTART RESTART >> THANK GOODNESS FOR ELECTRONIC >> THANK GOODNESS FOR ELECTRONIC SCORING TRANSPONDERS SCORING TRANSPONDERS I WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO SORT OUT I WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO SORT OUT THAT RUN THAT RUN >> FROM ABOUT 4th TO 20th >> FROM ABOUT 4th TO 20th >> THE FOURTH PLACE CAR WAS 0.03 >> THE FOURTH PLACE CAR WAS 0.03 SECOND BEHIND THE LEAD SECOND BEHIND THE LEAD THE 18th PLACE CAR >>> WE’RE SET FOR A SHOOTOUT AT TALLEDEGA OVER THESE FINE FEW TALLEDEGA OVER THESE FINE FEW LAPS LAPS DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAS LED MORE DALE EARNHARDT JR. HAS LED MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THIS RACE, THAN TWO-THIRDS OF THIS RACE, 126 LAPS 126 LAPS THE LAST TIME AT TALLEDEGA THE LAST TIME AT TALLEDEGA ANYBODY LED MORE THAN 100 LAPS, ANYBODY LED MORE THAN 100 LAPS, WAS BACK IN ’83, DALE EARNHARDT WAS BACK IN ’83, DALE EARNHARDT DID IT, BUT DID NOT WIN DID IT, BUT DID NOT WIN HERE’S OUR COORS LIGHT RACE HERE’S OUR COORS LIGHT RACE RECAP RECAP POLE SITTER JOHNSON LED THE POLE SITTER JOHNSON LED THE FIRST EIGHT LAPS, BUT DALE

FIRST EIGHT LAPS, BUT DALE EARNHARDT JR. AND WALTRIP HAVE EARNHARDT JR. AND WALTRIP HAVE COMBINED TO LED ALL OTHER LAPS COMBINED TO LED ALL OTHER LAPS 29 CAR CRASH AT LAP 163 29 CAR CRASH AT LAP 163 WE ARE GETTING SET FOR A RESTART WE ARE GETTING SET FOR A RESTART MAYBE MINE NUZ TONY STEWART, MAYBE MINE NUZ TONY STEWART, SENT TO THE GARAGE AREA, SENT TO SENT TO THE GARAGE AREA, SENT TO THE PITS WITH A BLACK FLAG FOR THE PITS WITH A BLACK FLAG FOR SMOKING SMOKING NOW, WE ARE SIX LAPS FROM THE NOW, WE ARE SIX LAPS FROM THE FINISH, THERE IS SOME CLEANUP OF FINISH, THERE IS SOME CLEANUP OF FLUID TO BE DONE ON THE TRACK FLUID TO BE DONE ON THE TRACK SO THE CARS WILL BE PUT ON THE SO THE CARS WILL BE PUT ON THE RED FLAG IN THE BACK RED FLAG IN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY AND THE RACE STRAIGHTAWAY AND THE RACE HALTED HALTED THIS MEANS NONE OF THE CARS CAN THIS MEANS NONE OF THE CARS CAN BE WORKED ON EITHER IN THE BACK BE WORKED ON EITHER IN THE BACK STRETCH, OR THE PITS, NOTHING STRETCH, OR THE PITS, NOTHING CAN BE DONE TO THOSE CARS UNTIL CAN BE DONE TO THOSE CARS UNTIL WE GET BACK UNDER YELLOW WE GET BACK UNDER YELLOW >> THESE RESTRICTOR PLATE >> THESE RESTRICTOR PLATE ENGINES ARE FINICKY ENGINES ARE FINICKY THERE’S ALL KINDS OF THINGS THERE’S ALL KINDS OF THINGS DIFFERENT THAN IN OUR NORMAL DIFFERENT THAN IN OUR NORMAL OPEN ENGINES OPEN ENGINES I DON’T KNOW IF I’D WANT TO PULL I DON’T KNOW IF I’D WANT TO PULL THAT THING BACK THERE AND SHUT THAT THING BACK THERE AND SHUT IT OFF OR NOT IT OFF OR NOT YOU GOT TO WATCH YOUR YOU GOT TO WATCH YOUR TEMPERATURE BECAUSE NO AIR TEMPERATURE BECAUSE NO AIR FLOWING THROUGH THE RADIATOR — FLOWING THROUGH THE RADIATOR — >> BOY IT CAN HURT — I MEAN, >> BOY IT CAN HURT — I MEAN, YOU CAN WARP A VALVE, THERE’S SO YOU CAN WARP A VALVE, THERE’S SO MUCH HEAT IN THESE LITTLE MUCH HEAT IN THESE LITTLE ENGINES, YOU CAN WARP A VALVE, ENGINES, YOU CAN WARP A VALVE, HAVE ALL KINDS OF MECHANICAL HAVE ALL KINDS OF MECHANICAL THINGS HAPPEN THINGS HAPPEN >> THE RED FLAG DISPLAYED THERE, >> THE RED FLAG DISPLAYED THERE, THE CARS ARE STOPPED THE CARS ARE STOPPED NO WORK ANYWHERE, NOT ON THE NO WORK ANYWHERE, NOT ON THE RACETRACK, PITS, OR GARAGE RACETRACK, PITS, OR GARAGE >> STERLING, STAY IN YOUR CAR >> STERLING, STAY IN YOUR CAR REMEMBER, THE DAYTONA 500, HE REMEMBER, THE DAYTONA 500, HE WAS LEADING BUT HAD A TIRE RUB WAS LEADING BUT HAD A TIRE RUB ON THE RIGHT FRONT ON THE RIGHT FRONT WHEN HE GOT OUT TO TUG ON THE WHEN HE GOT OUT TO TUG ON THE FENDER, ALL OF AMERICA AND ALL FENDER, ALL OF AMERICA AND ALL THE OFFICIALS SAW IT, AND HAD TO THE OFFICIALS SAW IT, AND HAD TO PIT FOR A PENALTY STOP PIT FOR A PENALTY STOP YOU CANNOT WORK ON YOUR CAR YOU CANNOT WORK ON YOUR CAR DURING THE RED FLAG DURING THE RED FLAG >> MIKE JOY IN SOME RADIO >> MIKE JOY IN SOME RADIO CONVERSATION BETWEEN TONY EURY >>> WITH 25 LAPS TO GO, DALE EARNHARDT JR. WAS LEADING COMES EARNHARDT JR. WAS LEADING COMES OUT OF TURN TWO OUT OF TURN TWO THERE WAS A 24 CAR PILEUP AND THERE WAS A 24 CAR PILEUP AND THERE’S WHAT REMAINS WITH SIX THERE’S WHAT REMAINS WITH SIX LAPS TO GO LAPS TO GO CURRENTLY UNDER THE RED FLAG CURRENTLY UNDER THE RED FLAG COMMAND HAS BEEN GIVEN TO FIRE COMMAND HAS BEEN GIVEN TO FIRE THEM UP WITH DALE EARNHARDT JR THEM UP WITH DALE EARNHARDT JR TRYING TO WIN HIS FIRST OF THE TRYING TO WIN HIS FIRST OF THE YEAR YEAR WHAT SHOULD WE ANTICIPATE GIVING WHAT SHOULD WE ANTICIPATE GIVING THE SITUATION OVER THE FINAL FEW THE SITUATION OVER THE FINAL FEW LAPS? LAPS? >> DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL, AS >> DON’T TOUCH THAT DIAL, AS THEY SAY, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO THEY SAY, BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO GET WILD AND WOOLEY GET WILD AND WOOLEY I’M SURE A LOT OF THESE CREW I’M SURE A LOT OF THESE CREW CHIEFS, I’D BE SAYING, MAN, PULL CHIEFS, I’D BE SAYING, MAN, PULL THOSE BELTS TIGHT, SPOTTER, BE THOSE BELTS TIGHT, SPOTTER, BE ON YOUR BEST GAME ON YOUR BEST GAME EVERYBODY’S BEEN DOWN, HAD A EVERYBODY’S BEEN DOWN, HAD A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT STRATEGY CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT STRATEGY WE HAVE TO GO RACING AGAIN, GOT WE HAVE TO GO RACING AGAIN, GOT TO GET REVOKE CUSSED ON WHAT THE TO GET REVOKE CUSSED ON WHAT THE JOB AT HAND IS JOB AT HAND IS >> THE SINGLE FILE RESTART, >> THE SINGLE FILE RESTART, GIVEN THE SITUATION, IS THERE A GIVEN THE SITUATION, IS THERE A BETTER CHANCE TO MAKE A MOVE? BETTER CHANCE TO MAKE A MOVE? >> YOU CAN’T REALLY ANTICIPATE >> YOU CAN’T REALLY ANTICIPATE ANYTHING ANYTHING DEPENDING ON WHAT DALE EARNHARDT DEPENDING ON WHAT DALE EARNHARDT JR. DOES TO HIS TEAMMATE IT JR. DOES TO HIS TEAMMATE IT COULD STACK A LOT OF THINGS UP COULD STACK A LOT OF THINGS UP REMEMBER AT DAYTONA, WE HAD A REMEMBER AT DAYTONA, WE HAD A RESTART LATE IN THE RACE AND RESTART LATE IN THE RACE AND GUYS GOT INTO ONE ANOTHER, GUYS GOT INTO ONE ANOTHER, SPINNING INTO THE GRASS, NEVER SPINNING INTO THE GRASS, NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN >> THAT’S WHERE THE PRECEDENT OF >> THAT’S WHERE THE PRECEDENT OF COURSE WAS SET FOR THIS FINISH COURSE WAS SET FOR THIS FINISH LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS LET’S GO BACK UPSTAIRS >> SO FAR THIS YEAR, THREE WINS >> SO FAR THIS YEAR, THREE WINS FOR DODGE, THREE FOR FORD, TWO FOR DODGE, THREE FOR FORD, TWO FOR PONTIAC, NONE FOR CHEVY FOR PONTIAC, NONE FOR CHEVY BUT FOUR CHEVYS IN THE TOP TEN BUT FOUR CHEVYS IN THE TOP TEN THEY’LL OPEN THE PITS AND GIVE THEY’LL OPEN THE PITS AND GIVE THEM ONE TO GO THEM ONE TO GO >> LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TALK TO >> LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TALK TO JEFF BURTON IN THE FORD JEFF BURTON IN THE FORD BUD, YOU GOT ANYTHING FOR THOSE BUD, YOU GOT ANYTHING FOR THOSE CHEVROLETS? CHEVROLETS? >> THEY’RE A LITTLE FASTER THAN >> THEY’RE A LITTLE FASTER THAN WE ARE WE ARE I HAVE A FEELING THEY’RE NOT I HAVE A FEELING THEY’RE NOT CONTENT TO RUN FIRST SECOND AND CONTENT TO RUN FIRST SECOND AND THIRD HERE, THAT MEANS THERE’S THIRD HERE, THAT MEANS THERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOMETHING AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN HAPPEN WE GOT TO BE ON OUR TOES, TRY TO WE GOT TO BE ON OUR TOES, TRY TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE WHEN THEY MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE WHEN THEY MAKE THEIR MOVES MAKE THEIR MOVES KEEP THE GUYS HUNDRED US FROM KEEP THE GUYS HUNDRED US FROM MAKING A MOVE BEFORE WE MAKE OUR MAKING A MOVE BEFORE WE MAKE OUR MOVE MOVE WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT >> WARD’S RIGHT THERE WITH YOU, >> WARD’S RIGHT THERE WITH YOU, TOO, BUD TOO, BUD YA’LL TEAM UP, MAYBE? YA’LL TEAM UP, MAYBE? >> HE HELPED ME OUT A MINUTE >> HE HELPED ME OUT A MINUTE AGO AGO I WAS ABOUT TO GET IN TROUBLE I WAS ABOUT TO GET IN TROUBLE AND HE CAME UP AND SAVED ME AND HE CAME UP AND SAVED ME SO I GOT THE BIG CAT IN MY SO I GOT THE BIG CAT IN MY MIRROR, AND I’M HOPING IF HE MIRROR, AND I’M HOPING IF HE NEEDS ME — IF I NEED HIM HE’S NEEDS ME — IF I NEED HIM HE’S THERE FOR ME THERE FOR ME BUT IT’S EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, BUT IT’S EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, HE’S GOT TO DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO HE’S GOT TO DO WHAT HE HAS TO DO TO GET THE BEST FINISH TO GET THE BEST FINISH IF HE’LL HELP ME, HE’LL DO IT, IF HE’LL HELP ME, HE’LL DO IT, IF NOT, HE WON’T IF NOT, HE WON’T IT’S JUST THE WAY IT WORKS IT’S JUST THE WAY IT WORKS >> ONE TO GO BUD, THANKS FOR >> ONE TO GO BUD, THANKS FOR TALKING TO US AND GOOD LUCK TALKING TO US AND GOOD LUCK >> WHEN THEY COME BACK TO THE >> WHEN THEY COME BACK TO THE LINE, THEY’LL TAKE THE GREEN LINE, THEY’LL TAKE THE GREEN FLAG WITH FOUR LAPS TO GO, AND FLAG WITH FOUR LAPS TO GO, AND 500 MILES OF HOLDING YOUR BREATH 500 MILES OF HOLDING YOUR BREATH IS GOING TO COME DOWN TO ABOUT, IS GOING TO COME DOWN TO ABOUT, OH, 11 MILES OF A SHOOTOUT OH, 11 MILES OF A SHOOTOUT THE FINISHER HERE HAVE BEEN THE FINISHER HERE HAVE BEEN REALLY CLOSE REALLY CLOSE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS NO RACE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS NO RACE HAS BEEN WON BY MORE THAT 0.02 SECONDS >> WHEN THEY COME OFF TURN FOUR, >> WHEN THEY COME OFF TURN FOUR, NOBODY’S SAFE NOBODY’S SAFE THE RACE STARTS WHEN YOU COME THE RACE STARTS WHEN YOU COME OFF FOUR OFF FOUR >> THAT EXTRA QUARTER MILE COULD >> THAT EXTRA QUARTER MILE COULD MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE >> LOOK HOW FAR THAT IS IT’S WAY >> LOOK HOW FAR THAT IS IT’S WAY DOWN HERE IS WHERE WE HAVE TO GO DOWN HERE IS WHERE WE HAVE TO GO TO TO >> YOU MENTIONED, UNDER 10 LAPS >> YOU MENTIONED, UNDER 10 LAPS TO GO, A DOWN FINGER RESTART, TO GO, A DOWN FINGER RESTART, ONLY LEAD LAP CAR, SINGLE FILE,

ONLY LEAD LAP CAR, SINGLE FILE, LEAD LAP CARS TO THE FRONT, SO LEAD LAP CARS TO THE FRONT, SO NO LAP CARS TO CONTEND WITH NO LAP CARS TO CONTEND WITH >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. SHOT WAY >> DALE EARNHARDT JR. SHOT WAY OUT THERE OUT THERE >> THAT’S GREAT YOUR CAR’S THAT >> THAT’S GREAT YOUR CAR’S THAT FAST BUT YOU’RE A SITTING DUCK FAST BUT YOU’RE A SITTING DUCK THOSE GUYS WILL GET A RUN ON YOU THOSE GUYS WILL GET A RUN ON YOU YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BLOCK YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO BLOCK THEM ALL THEM ALL HE MIGHT WANT TO GET MICHAEL HE MIGHT WANT TO GET MICHAEL GOING WITH HIM GOING WITH HIM >> YESTERDAY IN THE BUSCH RACE, >> YESTERDAY IN THE BUSCH RACE, JASON KELLER LED, COMPTON CAUGHT JASON KELLER LED, COMPTON CAUGHT HIM BUT COULD NOT PASS HIM HIM BUT COULD NOT PASS HIM IF DALE EARNHARDT JR. GETS A BIG IF DALE EARNHARDT JR. GETS A BIG JUMP AND THEY CATCH HIM, WILL JUMP AND THEY CATCH HIM, WILL THEY BE ABLE TO GO AROUND? THEY BE ABLE TO GO AROUND? >> THERE’S A NUMBER OF CARS >> THERE’S A NUMBER OF CARS HERE HERE WHICHEVER WAY MICHAEL GOES IF HE WHICHEVER WAY MICHAEL GOES IF HE DECIDES HE WANTS TO RACE DALE DECIDES HE WANTS TO RACE DALE EARNHARDT JR. FOR THE WIN, EARNHARDT JR. FOR THE WIN, WHICHEVER WAY HE GOES, JEFF WHICHEVER WAY HE GOES, JEFF BURTON WILL GOT OTHER WAY BURTON WILL GOT OTHER WAY THAT’S WHEN IT IS T WILL GET THAT’S WHEN IT IS T WILL GET INTERESTING INTERESTING >> PACE CAR SPEED ON THE RATE >> PACE CAR SPEED ON THE RATE TRACK, ROUGHLY 70 MILES PER TRACK, ROUGHLY 70 MILES PER HOUR HOUR PIT ROW SPEED 055 PIT ROW SPEED 055 ON THE RACETRACK IT’S 70 ON THE RACETRACK IT’S 70 >> NOT A LOT OF LAPS TO WORK >> NOT A LOT OF LAPS TO WORK WITH THERE WITH THERE IF I WAS THOSE GUYS, I’D LAY OFF IF I WAS THOSE GUYS, I’D LAY OFF DALE EARNHARDT JR., LET HIM GET DALE EARNHARDT JR., LET HIM GET GET THAT BIG RUN, AND THEN MAKE GET THAT BIG RUN, AND THEN MAKE A MOVE ON HIM A MOVE ON HIM >> EVERYWHERE WE GO A BIG LEAD >> EVERYWHERE WE GO A BIG LEAD IS GOOD EXCEPT DAYTONA AND IS GOOD EXCEPT DAYTONA AND TALLEDEGA TALLEDEGA >> YOU WANT TO GANG UP ON THEM? >> YOU WANT TO GANG UP ON THEM? >> YOU NEED HELP >> YOU NEED HELP EVERYBODY’S EQUAL EXCEPT DALE EVERYBODY’S EQUAL EXCEPT DALE EARNHARDT JR EARNHARDT JR HE’S A LITTLE QUICKER HE’S A LITTLE QUICKER EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF I JUST DON’T THINK YOU WANT TO I JUST DON’T THINK YOU WANT TO WAIT UNTIL THAT LAST LAP, I WAIT UNTIL THAT LAST LAP, I THINK YOU WANT TO DO IT EARLY THINK YOU WANT TO DO IT EARLY >> IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT, DO IT >> IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT, DO IT RIGHT NOW EVEN RIGHT NOW EVEN >> GREEN FLAG >> GREEN FLAG >> DALE JARRETT RAN INTO THE >> DALE JARRETT RAN INTO THE BACK OF STERLING MARLIN AS THEY BACK OF STERLING MARLIN AS THEY TOOK THE GREEN TOOK THE GREEN HERE WE GO HERE WE GO >> TRYING TO ANTICIPATE THE >> TRYING TO ANTICIPATE THE START START >> JIMMIE JOHNSON — >> JIMMIE JOHNSON — >> THERE YOU SEE DALE EARNHARDT >> THERE YOU SEE DALE EARNHARDT JR. GETTING THAT BIG LEAD JR. GETTING THAT BIG LEAD BUDDY, I JUST DON’T KNOW ABOUT BUDDY, I JUST DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT THAT >> THINKING GEOFFREY BODINE, THE >> THINKING GEOFFREY BODINE, THE 09 CAR OUT OF THE LINE 09 CAR OUT OF THE LINE TO THE TOP SIDE TO THE TOP SIDE AN AWFULLY BIG LEAD TO HAVE AN AWFULLY BIG LEAD TO HAVE THERE, DARRELL THERE, DARRELL >> IT IS >> IT IS HERE COMES BURTON BEHIND HIM HERE COMES BURTON BEHIND HIM KURT BUSCH AND STERLING MARLIN KURT BUSCH AND STERLING MARLIN WHOA WHOA >> THAT’S WHAT DALE EARNHARDT >> THAT’S WHAT DALE EARNHARDT JR. WANTED TO SEE, GET THAT JR. WANTED TO SEE, GET THAT BUNCH BEHIND HIM, GET THEM BUNCH BEHIND HIM, GET THEM RACING EACH OTHER, GET THEM SIDE RACING EACH OTHER, GET THEM SIDE BY SIDE — BY SIDE — >> SLICE AND DICE >> SLICE AND DICE >> PLAY BOTH SIDES OF THE >> PLAY BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET STREET WORK THE MIDDLE — WORK THE MIDDLE — >> HERE COMES WARD, DAYTONA 500 >> HERE COMES WARD, DAYTONA 500 WINNER BURTON IN THE 22 WINNER BURTON IN THE 22 >> AND HIS BROTHER JEFF IN THE >> AND HIS BROTHER JEFF IN THE 99 99 >> IF MICHAEL HAD STAYED BEHIND >> IF MICHAEL HAD STAYED BEHIND DALE EARNHARDT JR., I DON’T DALE EARNHARDT JR., I DON’T THINK THEY HAVE ANYTHING TO THINK THEY HAVE ANYTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WORRY ABOUT I DON’T KNOW IF MICHAEL’S GOING I DON’T KNOW IF MICHAEL’S GOING TO DO THAT OR NOT TO DO THAT OR NOT >> BOOM, THOSE GUYS RUNNING SIDE >> BOOM, THOSE GUYS RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE, THAT’S NOT GOING TO BY SIDE, THAT’S NOT GOING TO HELP NOBODY RIGHT THERE, AS FAR HELP NOBODY RIGHT THERE, AS FAR AS MICHAEL AS MICHAEL THREE LAPS TO GO THREE LAPS TO GO >> ONE THING MICHAEL’S WORRIED >> ONE THING MICHAEL’S WORRIED ABOUT IS HIS CAR’S NOT AS FAST ABOUT IS HIS CAR’S NOT AS FAST AS DALE EARNHARDT JR AS DALE EARNHARDT JR HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO FEND OFF HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO FEND OFF THESE GUYS WHEN THEY GET TO HIM THESE GUYS WHEN THEY GET TO HIM >> YOU SAW A LITTLE DUSTUP FROM >> YOU SAW A LITTLE DUSTUP FROM MICHAEL’S ON-BOARD AS THEY WENT MICHAEL’S ON-BOARD AS THEY WENT INTO TURN ONE INTO TURN ONE >> JUNIOR’S CAR SO FAST, THROUGH >> JUNIOR’S CAR SO FAST, THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE CORNER, ABLE THE CENTER OF THE CORNER, ABLE TO PULL EVERYBODY RIGHT THERE TO PULL EVERYBODY RIGHT THERE >> WHOA, JIMMIE JOHNSON, IN THAT >> WHOA, JIMMIE JOHNSON, IN THAT 48 48 >> GOT A GREAT RUN, BUT SEE WHAT >> GOT A GREAT RUN, BUT SEE WHAT THAT ZIGGING AND ZAGGING DID, THAT ZIGGING AND ZAGGING DID, BROKE HIS MOMENTUM, HERE COMES BROKE HIS MOMENTUM, HERE COMES WARD WARD THAT HELPS THE HECK OUT OF THE THAT HELPS THE HECK OUT OF THE 22 CAR 22 CAR NOW HE’S UP BESIDE OF MICHAEL NOW HE’S UP BESIDE OF MICHAEL >> AND HE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF >> AND HE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF HELP BEHIND HIM RIGHT NOW HELP BEHIND HIM RIGHT NOW >> A LOT OF FOLKS BEHIND HIM, >> A LOT OF FOLKS BEHIND HIM, JUST NOT A LOT OF HELP JUST NOT A LOT OF HELP >> BOY THIS IS REALLY >> BOY THIS IS REALLY NERVE-RACKING FOR DALE EARNHARDT NERVE-RACKING FOR DALE EARNHARDT JR JR HE’S GOT TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE, HE’S GOT TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE, GOT TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE TO GOT TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVE TO KEEP THOSE GUYS BEHIND HIM KEEP THOSE GUYS BEHIND HIM >> TWO LAPS TO GO >> TWO LAPS TO GO >> HERE COMES JOHNSON >> HERE COMES JOHNSON GOT A FAST CAR, GOT NO PLACE TO GOT A FAST CAR, GOT NO PLACE TO RUN IT RUN IT >> 15’S GOT A BIG RUN >> 15’S GOT A BIG RUN >> HERE COMES MICHAEL, RIGHT TO >> HERE COMES MICHAEL, RIGHT TO THE BACK BUMPER OF DALE THE BACK BUMPER OF DALE EARNHARDT JR EARNHARDT JR >> WATCH IT TO THE CENTER OF THE >> WATCH IT TO THE CENTER OF THE CORNER, REALLY ACCELERATES CORNER, REALLY ACCELERATES THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE CORNER CORNER PRETTY MUCH DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S PRETTY MUCH DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S SPOTTER, TY, LETTING HIM KNOW SPOTTER, TY, LETTING HIM KNOW EVERYTHING GOING ON BEHIND HIM EVERYTHING GOING ON BEHIND HIM >> CONTACT WITH JIMIMIMJOHNSON >> CONTACT WITH JIMIMIMJOHNSON AND JARRETT AND JARRETT >> WORKED HIMSELF INTO THE >> WORKED HIMSELF INTO THE PICTURE PICTURE >> RIGHT ON HIS BUMPER >> RIGHT ON HIS BUMPER THEY KICKED JIMMIE JOHNSON, THE THEY KICKED JIMMIE JOHNSON, THE 48 CAR, UP TO THE HIGH SIDE 48 CAR, UP TO THE HIGH SIDE WE’LL BE COMING TO THE WHITE WE’LL BE COMING TO THE WHITE FLAG — FLAG — >> FOUR OF THE TOP SIX ARE 500 >> FOUR OF THE TOP SIX ARE 500 MILE RACE WINNERS — WHOA, THREE MILE RACE WINNERS — WHOA, THREE WIDE AND CONTACT IN THE TRIOVAL WIDE AND CONTACT IN THE TRIOVAL HERE WE GO — ONE LAP TO GO HERE WE GO — ONE LAP TO GO >> DARRELL, I THINK IF HE RUN >> DARRELL, I THINK IF HE RUN THE BOTTOM IT WILL BE HARD FOR THE BOTTOM IT WILL BE HARD FOR THEM TO GET BY HIM ON THE HIGH THEM TO GET BY HIM ON THE HIGH SIDE SIDE >> I DON’T SEE ANY WAY >> I DON’T SEE ANY WAY HE’S JUST TOO FAST HE’S JUST TOO FAST >> ONE LAP AGO, THEY GOT THAT >> ONE LAP AGO, THEY GOT THAT WRONG WRONG IF KURT BUSCH CAN GET RIDE TO IF KURT BUSCH CAN GET RIDE TO THE BACK BUMPER OF WALTRIP, THEY THE BACK BUMPER OF WALTRIP, THEY MAY HAVE A CHANCE AT DALE MAY HAVE A CHANCE AT DALE EARNHARDT JR EARNHARDT JR >> HOW ABOUT THAT KURT BUSCH? >> HOW ABOUT THAT KURT BUSCH? >> WHOA — >> WHOA — >> THAT’S WHAT DALE EARNHARDT >> THAT’S WHAT DALE EARNHARDT JR. — JR. — >> JARRETT JUST SAID, HOW ABOUT >> JARRETT JUST SAID, HOW ABOUT THAT KURT BUSCH? THAT KURT BUSCH? >> — SINGLE FILE, THEY GOT A — >> — SINGLE FILE, THEY GOT A — >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S IN THE >> DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S IN THE CAT BIRD’S SEAT NOW CAT BIRD’S SEAT NOW THOSE GUYS ARE STALLING OUT THOSE GUYS ARE STALLING OUT BEHIND HIM — BEHIND HIM — ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS WORRY ABOUT ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS WORRY ABOUT WHICH WAY TO GO FOR MICHAEL WHICH WAY TO GO FOR MICHAEL MIKE DOESN’T WANT TO LET ANYBODY MIKE DOESN’T WANT TO LET ANYBODY GET BY HIM GET BY HIM FIRST AND SECOND FIRST AND SECOND >> HERE COMES MICHAEL TO THE

>> HERE COMES MICHAEL TO THE BOTTOM, AND HE’LL RUN OUT OF BOTTOM, AND HE’LL RUN OUT OF TIME — DALE EARNHARDT JR., WINS TIME — DALE EARNHARDT JR., WINS AT TALLEDEGA! AT TALLEDEGA! >> KENNY WALLACE FIFTH