Saturday, August 07, 2004

NASCAR Preview

Today was qualifying day for Sunday's Brickyard 400 at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Casey Mears' #41 Dodge took the poll. Ward Burton will start his NetZero Chevrolet on the outside of Row 1. Elliot Saddler had the highest qualifying Ford in third position. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. qualified 5th and will reportedly not require a substitute driver during this week's race. Points leader, Jimmy Johnson qualified his Lowe's Chevrolet in 8th place. Second place Jeff Gordon will start just outside the top ten in 11th position.

Despite its limited history, the Brickyard 400 is one of NASCAR's most prestigious races and has one of the richest purses on the circuit. Race coverage will begin on NBC at 2:30 pm.