Three things worth watching when Sunday's race gets rolling:
This weekend's rain means the surface will be pretty "green" and abrasive. Look for tires to wear extensively, especially early, swirling lots of debris into the upper grooves and making it treacherous out there.
After this race, the 2008 owner points will be used to determine the top 35 teams guaranteed starting spots. So the teams back there in the standings all be trying to stay above that key dividing line.
Dale Jarrett will race the all-star race May 17, but Sunday's race is his final points start. Jarrett thinks he will have to work hard to keep his emotions in check. His father, Ned, will act as honorary starter for his son's farewell.