NASCAR & Auto Racing

Race day at Bristol

A little more to chew on while waiting for the cars to get rolling at Bristol Motor Speedway:

Race Information

Sharpie 500.

WHERE: Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday.

WEATHER: Hot and humid, 30 percent chance of thunderstorms.

TV: Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

RADIO: Performance Racing Network.

RACE DISTANCE: 500 laps (266.5 miles).

TRACK LENGTH: .533 miles.

Briefly

 Jeff Burton said he still believes a solution can be found to the ongoing legal dispute with AT&T and Richard Childress Racing squaring off against NASCAR over AT&T sponsoring the No. 31 Chevrolet.

"I've said all along that reasonable people can come to reasonable solutions and I'm still holding on to that," said Burton, whose car has no logos this week.

Observer Picks

DALE EARNHARDT JR.: Gets back into Chase contention.

Jim Utter

MATT KENSETH: Make it three victories in a row under the lights at Bristol.

David Poole

Friday's Qualifying



Pos. No. Driver Car Speed
1. 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge 119.805
2. 42 J.P. Montoya Dodge 119.447
3. 26 Jamie McMurray Ford 119.158
4. 6 David Ragan Ford 119.143
5. 22 Dave Blaney Toyota 119.106
6. 99 Carl Edwards Ford 119.017
7. 12 Ryan Newman Dodge 119.017
8. 88 Ricky Rudd Ford 118.922
9. 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy 118.745
10. 31 Jeff Burton Chevy 118.730
11. 10 Scott Riggs Dodge 118.694
12. 17 Matt Kenseth Ford 118.635
13. 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy 118.576
14. 4 Ward Burton Chevy 118.503
15. 07 Clint Bowyer Chevy 118.320
16. 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota 118.262
17. 8 D. Earnhardt Jr. Chevy 118.189
18. 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy 118.175
19. 2 Kurt Busch Dodge 118.102
20. 5 Kyle Busch Chevy 118.073
21. 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge 118.051
22. 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge 117.964
23. 20 Tony Stewart Chevy 117.841
24. 7 Robby Gordon Ford 117.761
25. 1 Martin Truex Jr. Chevy 117.674
Pos. No. Driver Car Speed
26. 21 Bill Elliott Ford 117.610
27. 38 David Gilliland Ford 117.588
28. 49 John Andretti Dodge 117.552
29. 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge 117.358
30. 25 Casey Mears Chevy 117.336
31. 36 Jeremy Mayfield Toyota 117.322
32. 45 Kenny Wallace Dodge 117.207
33. 44 Dale Jarrett Toyota 117.200
34. 16 Greg Biffle Ford 117.079
35. 01 Aric Almirola Chevy 116.986
36. 40 David Stremme Dodge 116.722
37. 11 Denny Hamlin Chevy 116.680
38. 70 Johnny Sauter Chevy 116.623
39. 66 Jeff Green Chevy 116.510
40. 18 J.J. Yeley Chevy ownpts
41. 15 Paul Menard Chevy ownpts
42. 96 Tony Raines Chevy ownpts
43. 84 AJ Allmendinger Toyota 117.179
    Failed to Qualify  
44. 00 D. Reutimann Toyota 116.298
45. 78 Sterling Marlin Chevy 116.228
46. 83 Brian Vickers Toyota 116.045
47. 37 Kevin Lepage Dodge 115.975
48. 34 Stanton Barrett Dodge 115.001


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