Pep Boys Indy Racing League 1998 Atlanta 500 Classic

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Pep Boys Indy Racing League 1998 Atlanta 500 Classic

CAPTIONS PAID FOR BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE NASHVILLE NETWORK >>> THAT BIG GLOW IN THE NIGHT SKY IS ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY NINTH OF 11 RACES IN THE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE THE FIRST EVER ATLANTA 500 CLASSIC PRESENTED BY PEP BOYS THIS MAY WELL BE THE FASTEST AND THE SMOOTHEST TRACK THAT THESE INDY CARS HAVE COME TO HI, EVERYONE WELCOME I’M MIKE JOY ALONGSIDE THE FIRST OVER 200-MILE-AN-HOUR POLE SITTER, TOM SNEVA >> THE SPEEDS ARE AWESOME THE DRIVERS FEEL IT IS VERY EASY TO DRIVE BY THEMSELVES BUT YOU PUT 28 OF THEM OUT THERE TOGETHER BURNING METHANOL AND THEY’RE LIKE MISSILES, CAUSE A LOT OF TURBULENCE THE GUY THAT CAN WORK TRAFFIC IS THE GUY THAT’S GOING TO FINISH UP FRONT >> A LOT OF THE DRIVERS WE TALK TO SAY THEY EXPECT THREE-WIDE RACING AND THAT THE DRAFT WILL PLAY A BIG PART TONIGHT >> THE DRAFT’S GOING TO BE A BIG FACTOR THEY’RE GOING TO GAIN THREE OR FOUR MILES AN HOUR IT MAKES IT SO THEY WILL RUN TOP TWO OR THREE GEARS ON THE GEARBOX >> THIS IS GOING TO BE A WILD NIGHT AND A FAST ONE ALL EYES WILL BE ON KENNY BRACK THAT’S TRYING TO BECOME THE FIRST EVER PEP BOYS IRL DRIVER TO WIN THREE RACES IN A ROW HERE HE IS WINNING AT CHARLOTTE HE WENT ON TO WIN AT COLORADO SPRINGS HE’S ALSO TRYING TO NOTCH THE MCI PEP BOYS $1 MILLION BONUS THAT A FAN WOULD ALSO WIN IF HE GOES ON TO WIN ALL THREE OF THE TNN TELEVISED RACES >> IT FEELS GREAT A VERY NICE PRIZE, OBVIOUSLY, TO BE ABLE TO OFFER TO THE DRIVERS IN THE LEAGUE AND TO THE FANS IT DOESN’T CHANGE MY GOALS OR ANY WAY OF DRIVING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT IT’S A VERY, VERY NICE THING TO BE ABLE TO GET, IF YOU CAN WIN THOSE THREE RACES BUT YOU GOT TO — YOU GOT TO REMEMBER IT’S HARD TO WIN THOSE THREE RACES >> LET’S GO TO THE FRONT ROW AND MEET A DRIVER WHO IS QUALIFIED ON THE FRONT ROW FOR EVERY RACE HE STARTED THIS YEAR WITH RALPH SHEHEEN >> BILLY BOAT IS STARTING ON THE POLE FOR THE SECONDACE IN A ROW THAT’S NOT A SURPRISE HE’S HAD FOUR OF THEM IN 1998 BUT HE DID BOUNCE BACK FROM A BROKEN FEMUR IN JUST 8 1/2 WEEKS AND THAT’S IMPRESSIVE WE KNOW THE FEMUR IS GOOD ENOUGH TO GET ON THE POLE, ARE YOU STRONG ENOUGH TO WIN THE RACE TONIGHT? >> THIS CAR IS DEFINITELY STRONG ENOUGH TO WIN THIS RACE I’VE BEEN WORKING REAL HARD GOT A LOT OF STRENGTH BACK WE’LL BE LOOKING FOR VICTORY LANE >> MIKE JOY, NOT ONLY IS BILLY BOAT NAST THE CAR BUT OFF THE CAR LOOK AT THIS THIS IS A CARBON FIBER CANE HE’S BEEN USING ONLY WEIGHS ONE OUNCE >> THAT THING COULD DOUBLE AS A CIGAR HOLDER IN MANY PARTS OF THIS COUNTRY >> THAT’S HIGH-TECH STUFF AT INDY CAR RACING AS PROBLEMS CONTINUE, WHO WOULD HAVE BELIEVED THAT TONY STEWART WOULD BE STARTING IN THE NEXT TO LAST ROW TONIGHT? VINCE WELCH >> FROM ONE PROBLEM TO ANOTHER, THE MOTORS HAVE BEEN THE TROUBLE FOR TONY STEWART AND TEAM MENARD THIS WEEKEND STEWART QUALIFYING AT JUST OVER 213 GOOD FOR ONLY 25th QUICKEST ON THE GRID YOU DID RUN 220 IN THE FINAL PRACTICE THIS AFTERNOON

IS THERE ANY HOPE IN MOVING UP THE FIELD OR ARE YOU SADDLED WITH ONE TONIGHT? >> WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO RIDE WHAT WE GOT TONIGHT I WISH I COULD SAY THAT WE HAD SOME TRICKS UP OUR SLEEVE AND WE COULD RUN UP TO THE FRONT, BUT WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO RELY ON SOME GUYS HAVING PROBLEMS TONIGHT AND WE’LL HAVE TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE AND HOPE THAT WE CAN FINISH THE THING IF WE CAN STAY ON THE LEAD LAP, WE CAN FINISH THIS THING TONIGHT >> YOU’RE ALSO IN THE HUNT FOR POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP THIS IS NO TIME TO HAVE PROBLEMS >> NO WE’RE KIND OF LETTING THINGS SLIP AWAY IF WE HAVE A BAD NIGHT HERE TONIGHT WE CAN’T AFFORD TO BE HAVING THESE PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW THESE GUYS BEHIND ME HAVE ALL BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN UP ON ME AND NOT GIVEN UP ON THE EFFORT I’M GOING TO RIDE IT 110% AND GIVE IT ALL WE GOT TONIGHT >> THIS IS THE LAST FULL SEASON IN THE INDY RACING LEAGUE FOR TONY STEWART HE WANTS THIS CHAMPIONSHIP BUT IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH WAY TO GO IN THE FINAL THREE RACES >> INDY CAR RACING ATTRACTS STARS FROM MANY SPORTS RAVENS QUARTERBACK JIM HARBAUGH IS HERE TONIGHT GREG LeMOND THE CYCLE WINNER COMPETED IN THE 2,000 EVENT EARLIER THIS EVENING AND EVANDER HOLYFIELD HERE TO HELP PROMOTE HIS SEPTEMBER 19th FIGHT IN THE GEORGIADOME DECIDED HE’D CLIMB INTO EDIE CHEEVER’S INDY CAR DECIDING TO AND ACTUALLY DOING IT ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS >> HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A MECHANIC ON THAT TEAM AND HE WAS UPSET WITH HOW THE CAR WAS WORKING? >> WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE HIM OR A.J. FOYT? >> IT’S A TOSS-UP LET’S GO TRACKSIDE WITH RALPH SHEHEEN >> THEY FIRE UP THESE POWERFUL RACING MACHINES IS CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTSES INCORPORATED MR. BRUTON SMITH >> GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES >> THE ENGINES COME TO LIFE AND WE’RE GETTING SET FOR THE START OF THE ATLANTA 500 CLASSIC >>> FIRST PACE LAP IS COMPLETE HERE AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT THE STARTING LINEUP BUZZ CALKINS IS IN >> WE ALSO HAD STEVE KNAPP IN WHEN YOU’RE GOING THROUGH THE GRID I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS ON THAT PARKER HANNAFIN CAR BUT WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN GET IT UP TO SPEED >> TONIGHT BILLY BOAT FASTER THAN HE WON THE POLE AT INDY, 224.145 MILES PER HOUR INCREDIBLE >> THE TRACK IS — THEY’VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB WITH THIS RACETRACK IT IS POOL TABLE SMOOTH THE DRIVERS ALL LOVE IT IT WILL BE FUN TO WATCH THIS THING >> DR. JACK MILLER, WILL HAVE ONE OF OUR ONBOARD CAMERAS THERE’S SCOTT GOODYEAR, THE PENNZOIL PANTHER RACING MACHINE STARTING SCOTT SHARP, THE DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS ONBOARD CAMERA AND JEFF WARD FROM THE OUTSIDE OF THE FRONT ROW AS THEY TAKE THE GREEN FLAG IN ATLANTA >> BOY, THEY’RE SPREAD OUT PRETTY GOOD THERE’S QUITE A BIT OF DISTANCE BETWEEN THE ROWS, BUT THAT USUALLY MAKES A SAFER START >> THEY WERE SPREAD OUT ALL THE WAY BACK TO TURN THREE TONY STEWART HAS PASSED A CAR

AND BEGINS HIS ASSAULT ON THE FIELD FROM THE BACK >> YOU SEE SCOTT GOODYEAR JUST GOT BY BILLY BOAT BILLY HASN’T HAD ALL THAT MANY GOOD STARTS AND RESTARTS IN LAST FEW RACES ONCE THEY GET TO THE SPEED, IT’S A WHOLE NEW DEAL >> THAT’S BILLY BOAT JUST AHEAD THE CONSECO CAR OF A.J. FOYT >> AGAIN BOAT STARTS IN THE FRONT ROW BUT DIDN’T START OFF WELL AND GOT PASSED BY A COUPLE OF GUYS >> THAT’S MARK DISMORE ON THE MOVE DIVING IN IS KENNY BRACK >> BRACK DOESN’T WASTE ANY TIME GOING TO THE FRONT >> SHARP IS NOT SO SHARP IN MATERIALLY LAPS HERE >> WELL, THOSE ARE THE GUYS THAT ARE RUNNING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO THEY HAVE TO BE MORE CONSERVATIVE THAN SOME OF THESE PEOPLE >> KENNY BRACK RIGHT UP THE TAILPIPE OF MARK DISMORE LOOKS TO THE INSIDE DISMORE COMES RIGHT DOWN >> THAT’S CLOSE THAT’S REAL TIGHT YOU CAN SEE BRACK HAD TO COME OUT IT IS GIVING SHARP A SHOT AT IT >> SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT MOMENTUM IS HERE IF YOU’RE RUNNING FLAT OUT >> IF YOU GET THAT NOSE TUCKED IN BEHIND THE GUY, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE THE AIR ON THE FRONT WINGS AND THE CAR WON’T WANT TO TURN YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TO ROLL OUT OF THE THROTTLE >> TONY STEWART HAS PASSED THREE CARS FROM 25th STARTING SPOT FOUR CARS HE’S NOW 21st BRACK TO THE OUTSIDE OF DISMORE THIS TIME WAY UP HIGH GOING INTO THAT CORNER >> THAT’S TIGHT >> LEADER JEFF WARD, LAST LAP 223 MILES AN HOUR >> AGAIN, KENNY’S ALL OVER DISMORE HE’S A LITTLE BIT QUICKER, BUT YOU GOT TO FIND A WAY AROUND GREGOIRE ON THE OUTSIDE >> STEPHAN GREGOIRE IN BLUE >> GREGOIRE SUBSTITUTED FOR BILLY BOAT WHEN HE WAS DOWN AND OUT >> TROUBLE ON JACK MILLER’S CAR ALSO BUZZ CAL KIPS, DON’T KNOW IF BUZZ TOOK THE GREEN FLAG THE NEW DALLARA FOR CALKINS YOU SEE, THERE’S CALKINS NUMBER 12 WORKING IN THE — >> LOOKS LIKE THE NOVOCAINE WORE OFF JACK MILLER A LITTLE BIT TOO QUICK TONIGHT >> JEFF WARD YOUR LEADER MARCO GRECO BATTLING GREG RAY GREG RAY IS ON THE MOVE THAT BLACK CAR IS GREG RAY >> HE’S JUST GOING BY MARCO GRECO WHO WAS THE FASTEST CAR IN OUR PRACTICE SESSION >> HE LIKES THESE KIND OF TRACKS DOWN IN TEXAS, NEARLY WON DOWN THERE NEARLY BEAT BILLY BOAT >> IT IS A SMALLER TEAM THEY JUST STRUG WELL THE FINANCING EVERY RACE THEY’RE ON THE TRACK, ITS JUST SAYS A LOT ABOUT THAT GROUP >> DAVEY HAMILTON ON THE OUTSIDE TAKES THE SPOT AWAY FROM GRECO >> STEPHAN GREGOIRE IN THE BLUE CAR JUST ALL OVER GRECO SO I’M REALLY SURPRISED MARCO IS HAVING SOME KIND OF PROBLEM THAT EARLY >> THAT’S EIGHTH, NINTH AND TENTH PLACE GREG RAY MOVING UP ON SCOTT SHARP >> THIS IS OUTSIDE THE BACK OF SHARP’S CAR AND DRIVING ARN THE OUTSIDE WHEN THESE GUYS ARE USING THAT MUCH THROTTLE YOU CAN HEAR THE SPOTTERS TRYING TO LET HIM KNOW WHEN HE’S CLEAR OF THE TRAFFIC >> THEY’RE SO IMPORTANT IN A PLACE LIKE THIS WHERE THE TRACK IS SO WIDE, SOME DRIVERS THOUGHT WE’D HAVE THREE-WIDE RACING TONIGHT >> THE SPOTTERS ARE IMPORTANT, BUT THEY’VE GOT TO BE SO QUICK BECAUSE THINGS HAPPEN SO FAST WHEN YOU’RE GOING 220 ON A MILE AND A HALF RACETRACK >> DAVEY HAMILTON OUTSIDE OF SCOTT SHARP MAKES THE PASS >> YOU CAN SEE — THIS IS INSIDE SHARP AGAIN YOU CAN SEE HIM TRYING DIFFERENT HIGH GEARS HE MIGHT HAVE SOME KIND OF A POWER PROBLEM HE’S TRYING DIFFERENT HIGH GEARS A LOT OF THE CARS ARE RUNNING THREE DIFFERENT HIGH GEARS ONLY 150 RPM DIFFERENCE IN THREE OF THE SIX GEARS AT THE TOP END OF THE GEARBOX >> LET’S GET AN UPDATE ON DR. JACK MILLER AND BUZZ CALKINS >> JACK MILLER HAS A BIT OF AN ELECTRICAL SHORT HIS DASHBOARD WENT BLANK SO THEY HAD TO PULL IT IN AS FAR AS BUZZ CALKINS IS CONCERNED, IT’S GOT A PROBLEM

KNAPP, A RAG BLEW OFF OF LAZIER’S CAR AND SO QUICKLY THEY HAD TO CLEAN THAT RAG OUT >> SEE A GET WELL, MOM DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN JACK MILLER’S MOM EILEEN RECOVERING FROM SURGERY IT’S THE FIRST RACE SHE MISSED SINCE JACK STARTED RUNNING IN THE IRL WE WISH HER A SPEEDY RECOVERY >> AGAIN KENNY BRACK DOWN LOW GREG RAY OVER THE TOP ON THE OUTSIDE >> THAT’S PRETTY TIGHT-PITCHED RACING THERE RAY COMING AFTER DISMORE GREG RAY IN THE BLACK CAR, IN RED, WHITE AND BLACK THAT’S DISMORE >> RIGHT IN FRONT OF DISMORE, YOU SEE THE GREEN CAR OF BILLY BOAT, THE POLE-SITTER SO GREG RAY IS MOVING THROUGH THE PACK WITH RECKLESS ABANDON >> AND BOAT HAS SOLIDIFIED NOW IN THIRD PLACE AFTER DROPPING FROM THE POLE POSITION ON THE START RALPH SHEHEEN, WHAT’S UP WITH BILLY BOAT? >> MIKE, REMEMBER IN QUALIFYING BILLY BOAT HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE ALTERN NATURER THEY GOT THAT FIXED QUALIFIED THE KAFRMT THEN AFTER QUALIFYING, THEY CHANGED ENGINES THIS IS NOT THE ENGINE IN THE CAR THAT PUT BILLY BOAT ON THE POLE >> BILLY BOAT HAS NOT LED AN IRL RACE SINCE HE LED AT TEXAS >> HE SAT ON THE POLE EVERY TIME SINCE HE’S BEEN BACK HE HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO KEEP IT UP FRONT WHEN THE GREEN FLAG GOES DOWN BY GREG RAY, LOOK AT THIS GUY HE’S ABLE TO RUN UP HIGH AND JUST DRIVE AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THESE GUYS THIS IS PRETTY AMAZING WHEN THEY’RE ALL RUNNING PRETTY MUCH FLAT OUT THROUGH THE CORNERS >> HE HAD NO FEAR I THINK ONCE HE PUT THE LEFT WHEELS IN GRASS TO MAKE A PASS HE IS QUITE A TALENT IF HE CAN KEEP THE CAR UNDER HIM FOR THE DISTANCE GREG RAY IS GOING TO BE RIGHT THERE AT THE FINISH THEY’VE HAD TO SKIP A FEW RACES FOR LACK OF FUNDING THEY’VE HAD A NUMBER OF ONE-RACE SPONSORS, BUT GREG RAY, HE’S SHOWN HE’S THE REAL DEAL MOVING OUTSIDE BILLY BOAT THIS LOOKS LIKE THE BEST PLACE TO PASS OFF TURN TWO WITH THAT LONG STRAIGHTBACK STRAIGHTAWAY, IT LOOKS LIKE WHERE A LOT OF DRIVERS ARE TRYING TO GET A RUN >> BILLY IS NOT WORKING BAD HE’S TRYING TO HOLD THE CAR ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK THERE’S SOME HORSEPOWER IN THIS THING RIGHT NOW >> INSIDE, INSIDE, CLEAR THAT’S GREGAY’S SPOTTER AND GREG RAY GOES ON TO TAKE THE THIRD POSITION BEHIND JEFF WARD AND SCOTT GOODYEAR >> YOUR USUAL STELLAR JOB KEEP IT UP >> I KNOW HE’S NOT TALKING TO US >> WELL, IT’S AMAZING WE KNOW WHAT THE SPEED OF LIGHT IS, BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE SPEED OF DARK IS >>> JEFF WARD LEADS THE ATLANTA 500 CLASSIC, THIRD TIME THIS YEAR HE’S LED THE OPENING LAP JACK MILLER BACK IN THE RACE BUZZ CALKINS BACK IN THE RACE 21 LAPS DOWN LOOK AT WARD WHO ANNOUNCED A NEW SPONSOR THIS WEEKEND >> YEAH, THERMOTECH SORT OF AN INTERESTING COMPANY TAKING WASTE PRODUCTS AND TURNING THEM INTO SOMETHING THAT’S USEFUL I DON’T KNOW — I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE COMPANY’S SAYING IS IT IS SHOOT TO SHINOLA, I’M NOT SURE WHAT IT IS >> THAT’S GOOD ROBBIE UNSER GOT ON THE TRACK APRON COMING PIT SIDE >> EDDIE CHEEVER’S TEAM MAKES SOME KIND OF PROBLHERE >> TONY STEWART WHO STARTED THIS RACE IN 25th POSITION, HAS CLIMBED TO 12th FASTEST CAR ON THE RACETRACK IS SCOTT GOODYEAR YOU’RE RIDING WITH THE RACE LEADER, FORMER MOTOCROSS CHAMP, JEFF WARD >> YOU CAN HEAR HIM ROLL OUT OF THE THROTTLE A LITTLE BIT BUT THERE’S TRAFFIC RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM EN YOU’RE LEADING THE RACE, YOU CAN BE A LITTLE MORE CAUTIOUS YOU CAN HEAR HIM ROLL OUT OF THE THROTTLE THERE >> THAT’S DONNIE BEECHLER JUST AHEAD SCOTT GOODYEAR CLOSED RIGHT UP ON THE LEADER THE RACE PACE HAS DROPPED TO 215 MILES AN HOUR AS THE LEADERS TRY TO FIND A WAY BY TRAFFIC OR GOODYEAR BY FOR THE LEAD >> GOODYEAR’S BEEN A LITTLE QUICKER THE LAST FEW LAPS LOOKS LIKE HE GOT THEJOB DONE >> WARD LOOKED LIKE HE HAD JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A WIGGLE ON THE CAR COMING OUT OF TURN FOUR THERE >> THE HAND POSITION ON THE WHEEL INDICATED HE MIGHT BE GETTING A LITTLE BIT LOOSE AS HE’S GETTING LATER IN THE FUEL LOAD WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THERE’S PARTS OF YOUR BO TELLING YOU TO ROLL OUT OF THAT THROTTLE >> SCOTT GOODYEAR BECOMES THE SECOND LEADER OF THE NIGHT AT 29 LAPS UP ON BRIAN TYLER NOW GREG RAY IS IN TROUBLE

>> I SAID NEW ONES GET THOSE ON >> SOUNDS LIKE A TIRE PROBLEM >> DOWN TO THE 80 MILE AN HOUR PIT ROAD SPEED RIGHT NOW THAT LOOKS LIKE HE’S STOPPED >> THIS IS TOO EARLY FOR SCHEDULED SPIT STOPS THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO 41, 42 LAPS >> J.J. YELEY IS ALSO IN >> THEY LOOK FAIRLY ROUTINE, THOUGH LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE GOING AFTER TIRES AND FUEL >> RALPH SHEHEEN? >> THEY’RE TAKING ON FOUR TIRES AND A FULL FUEL LOAD WE’LL CHECK WITH THE CREW TO SEE IF THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE TIRES >> 15-SECOND PIT STOP STAN WATTLES JUST COMING OFF PIT ROAD AS WELL SCOTT GOODYEAR PICKING THEM UP, PUTTING THEM DOWN PUTS BOESEL DOWN A LAP THERE >> THEY WERE VERY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT BEING AGE TO RUN A LITTLE MORE COMPETITIVE HERE COMES RAY BACK ON TO THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY TRYING TO BLEND INTO TRAFFIC >> TRYING TO GET BACK TO SPEED >> STAN WATTLES, AGAIN THE RILEY SCOTT CHASSIS SMALL TEAMS, NOT AS BIG A BUDGET AND TO DEVELOP A CAR, IT’S REAL TOUGH >> SIXTH PLACE BATTLE HERE SCOTT SHARP, MARCO GRECO AND SCOTTY’S BEEN NOT BEEN HAVING A FAST DAY SO FAR >> ACTUALLY, MARCO WASN’T VERY QUICK EARLY, BUT NOW HE’S STARTING TO GO FORWARD >> CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SHARPS SECOND CHILD BORN LAST WEEK AS STEPHAN GREGOIRE GOES BY TO SCOTT AND KIMBERLY JACK’S HIS NAME HE’S THEIR SECOND AND THE CREW CHIEF FOR MICHNER HAD A CHILD, A GIRL, TESS, ON THURSDAY THAT TAKES CARE OF THE STORK STORIES FOR TONIGHT >> WE’RE ALL STORKED UP >> BABY HAMILTON — DAVEY HAMILTON LOOKS TO THE INSIDE >> THAT’S GETTING BY ROBERTO GUERRERO THESE GUYS HAD SMILES ON THEIR FACES BUT THE CAR IS OBVIOUSLY OFF A LITTLE BIT NOW >> SO JEFF WARD ON THE PIT LANE IT IS >> THESE GUYS ARE NOT GETTING THE MILEAGE THAT THEY WERE HOPING FOR I CAN SEE THAT 28 LAPS FOR GREG RAY NOW WE GOT THE LEADER IN, AGAIN SHORT OF 40 >> WELL, NOW, HE WAS THE SECOND PLACE CAR WHEN HE STOPPED SCOTT GOODYEAR PASSED HIM ON THE RACETRACK SO — JEFF WARD ACCELERATES BACK OUT SO SCOTT GOODYEAR LAST LAP 218 MILES AN HOUR HE’S COMPLETED 36 LAPS MARK DISMORE IS SECOND KENNY BRACK TRYING TO WIN THREE IN A ROW IS THIRD >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA WHERE SOME EARLY PIT STOPS HAVE SHAKEN UP THE LEADERBOARD HERE IS STEPHAN GREGOIRE IN THE LIGHT BLUE BLUE STAR BATTERIES IN FIFTH PLACE HE’S WORKING ON RAUL BOESEL BOESEL, A LAP DOWN DISMORE, BRACK, HAMILTON, THE TOP FIVE AND ON PIT ROAD IS TONY STEWART >> MAKING HALF A TURN >> HE HAD CLIMBED TO TENTH PLACE FROM 25th >> YOU CAN SEE THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT PROBABLY A FRONT WING ADJUSTMENT A HALF A TURN IS NOT A BIG ADJUSTMENT SO HE MUST BE HAPPEN WE THE WAY THE CAR IS HANDLING >> BILLY BOAT, THE POLE SITTER IS IN BOAT WHO HAD BEEN RUNNING IN THIRD MOST OF THE NIGHT — >> GOOD STOP BY STEWART THEY WEREN’T IN THERE LONG AT ALL >> 41 LAPS COMPLETE AND A.J. FOYT’S CREW GOES TO WORK ON BILLY BOAT’S CAR NOW, 41 LAPS WOULD BE MORE LIKE SCHEDULED PIT STOP TIME? >> YEAH, THEY TALKED BETWEEN 40 AND 42 OH, A PROBLEM HERE WITH BOAT HE KILLED THE MOTOR >> AND AGAIN >> I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS RELATED TO BILLY’S INJURY PROBLEMS OR NOT — >> OR THE ELECTRICAL PROBLEM PERHAPS HE’S BEEN HAVING AND SENDS A TIRE THAT HAD BEEN LAID OUT FOR ONE OF THE OTHER CARS THAT’S FOR KENNY BRACK >> THAT’S HIGH-SPEED SHUFFLEBOARD THEY’RE PLAYING DOWN THERE >> BUHL IS IN ONE OF THE MENARD CARS HERE IS KENNY BRACK, BILLY BOAT’S TEAMMATE HERE IS BUHL’S STOP BEING COMPLETED >> BUHL HAS MOVED UP THE PACK NICELY AS WELL AS STEWART >> KENNY BRACK, BUDDY LAZIER IS IN >> YOU CAN SEE ON THE FRONT

WINGS THEY PUT QUITE A BIT OF FRONT WING IN THE FRONT OF BRACK’S CAR >> 13.5 SECOND STOP FOR KENNY BRACK STEPHAN GREGOIRE GOING BACK ON THE TRACK AFTER HIS STOP AND THE DELTA FAUCET MACHINE >> TROUBLE WITH THE RIGHT REAR THERE IT WAS A SLOW START RIGHT REAR WILL A PROBLEM >> 14.2 SECONDS FOR LAZIER MARK DISMORE IS IN THE PIT LANE THESE ARE ALL SCHEDULED PIT STOPS, THE FIRST ONES OF THE NIGHT EDDIE CHEEVER, THE INDY 50000 CHAMPION VINCE WELCH IS THERE >> MARK DISMORE IN THE PITS HE’S HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A PUSH, ALTHOUGH THE CAR HAS MOVED WELL NOW THEY’VE GOT A PROBLEM THEY HAVE TO PUT THE CAR BACK UP ON THE JACK NOW THEY’VE GOT IT DOWN AND AWAY BUT DISMORE, A COSTLY PIT STOP HE FINALLY GETS AWAY BUT MARK DISMORE, NOT THE CLEANEST STOP IN THE WORLD AS WE MENTIONED, THEY HAD HAD A PUSH, BUT IT HADN’T AFFECTED THE CAR AS THEY MOVED UP TO SECOND BUT NOT THE KIND OF PIT STOP THEY WANTED TO HAVE >> ANDY MICHNER AND SO IS SCOTT SHARP >> DISMORE HAD PROBLEMS ON THE LEFT REAR SO WE HAD REAR TIRE CHANGERS HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF STRESS RIGHT NOW >> KENNY BRACK BACK UP TO SPEED AND LET’S GET AN UPDATE >> MIKE, THE STORY WITH KENNY BRACK IS HE HAD A BIT OF A PUSH GOING ON SO THEY DIALED UP SOME FRONT WING FOR HIM IT SHOULD HELP TAKE THAT PUSH OUT >> STEVE KNAPP MAKES A PIT STOP I THINK THAT’S DONNIE BEECHLER WHO JUST WENT THROUGH >> THERE’S GOODYEAR COMING IN >> HE WILL SURRENDER THE LEAD TO MARCO GRECO SCOTT GOODYEAR AND THE PENNZOIL PANTHER RACING ENTRY >> THEY’VE GOTTEN GOOD PERFORMANCE ALL YEAR WITH THE G-FORCE CHASSIS >> GRECO’S NOT BEEN IN >> THEY GAVE HALF A TURN, FRONT WING ON BOTH LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT WINGS NOT A BIG CHANGE >> DAVEY HAMILTON MAKES HIS STOP HERE IS THE RACE LEADER, MARCO GRECO INTO PIT LANE 48 LAPS COMPLETED OF 208 >> HERE IS DAVEY GOING BACK ON SO THEY HAD A NICE STOP >> THIS WILL COMPLETE THE CYCLE THROUGH THE FIRST ROUND OF PIT STOPS WITH ARIE LUYENDYK COMING DOWN TO PIT ROAD HERE IS MARCO GRECO COMING DOWN TO GET SERVICED HERE IS ARIE LUYENDYK HE’S COMING IN JUST AHEAD OF GRECO THAT WAS ALMOST A COLLISION RALPH? >> MIKE, IT IS PRETTY WILD DOWN HERE ON THIS FIRST ROUND OF SPOTS LUYENDYK’S CAR IS LOOSE ON THE TURN THEY’RE PLANNING ON ADDING SOME FRONT WING TO THE CAR TO HELP GET IT BETTER FROM THE CORNER >> THERE’S THE ADJUSTMENT THEY JUST KEEP TURNING >> I’M NOT SURE IF ONE WAS GOING ONE WAY AND THE OTHER GUY WAS GOING THE OTHER BUT I DON’T THINK THEY’D PROBABLY BE ADDING FRONT BING IF IT WAS LOOSE >> JUMPING OUT IS ROBBIE UNSER HIS CAR CAUGHT FIRE IN THE PIT LANE THERE WAS FIRE FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER, AS THEY TRIED TO SERVICE THE CAR AND NOW YOU SEE JACK MILLER’S CREW, ALONG WITH UNSER’S CREW, HOSING IT DOWN >> ROBBIE, HE WAS SLOW EARL E THEY GOT THAT PROBLEM CORRECTED SOME KIND OF MALFUNCTION >> WE SAW FLAMES OF COURSE, THAT’S NOT INDICATIVE OF A METHANOL FIRE MUST HAVE BEEN THE FIBERGLASS THAT THE BURNING METHANOL SET ON FIRE VINCE? >> IT WAS A FUEL LINE PROBLEM FOR ROBBIE UNSER INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, BEFORE THE RACE I WAS TALKING TO HIM AND HE POURED SOME WATER DOWN THE FRONT OF HIS UNIFORM HE SAID, IT’S GOING TO BE HOT OUT THERE I DON’T THINK HE HAD ANY IDEA IT WAS GOING TO BE QUITE THIS HOT HE DEFINITELY HAD THE HOT SEAT ROBBIE UNSER WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE CAR VERY QUICKLY SAFETY PERSONNEL CAME TO HIS AID LET’S SEE IF I CAN GET A QUICK WORD WITH ROBBIE WHAT HAPPENED? DID YOU HAVE ANY INDICATION OUT THERE ON THE TRACK? >> WE LOST FUEL PRESSURE WHEN I WAS BEHIND ARIE THAT’S WHY WE WERE RUNNING SO LOW WE BROUGHT THE CAR IN AND TRIED TO FIX IT CAUGHT ON FIRE THAT WASN’T NO FUN >> SEE YOU GOT HOT >> YEAH, I GOT HOT SO MOSTLY IT WAS FUEL PRESSURE, THOUGH OTHERWISE WE HAD A PRETTY GOOD CAR >> ROBBIE UNSER, DONE FOR THE NIGHT >> CHILDREN’S BEVERAGE GROUP MAKES A NONSPILL DRINK POUCH BUT OBVIOUSLY THEY DON’T HAVE IT IN THE RACE CAR >> I DON’T THINK IT’S FIRE-PROOF TOM >> ALL RIGHT >> SO HE’S OUT OF THE RACE SCOTT GOODYEAR HAS GONE BACK TO THE LEAD AT 52 LAPS THERE HE IS WORKING TRAFFIC KENNY BRACK IS SECOND PLACE >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY IT IS QUIET AND WE’RE UNDER CAUTION YOU SEE THE RON WHY LOOK AT THAT BIG DARK AREA OF RACETRACK IN THE FIRST DOGLEG

BETWEEN TURN FOUR AND THE START/FINISH LINE THAT ENTIRE BANK OF LIGHTS UP ON THE ROOF YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT-SIDE OF THE SCREEN, THE BANK OF LIGHTS YOU DON’T SEE THE LIGHTS UP IN THIS AREA APPARENTLY A BREAKER OR SOME SORT OF A POWER PROBLEM HAS CAUSED THOSE LIGHTS TO GO DARK IT WOULD HAVE THE CARS COMING INTO AN AREA THAT IS FAR LESS LIT THAN THE REST OF THE SPEEDWAY AND AT 215 MILES AN HOUR, VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE SO PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE OFFICIALS QUICKLY PUT OUT THE CAUTION FLAG >> ACTUALLY, THIS MIGHT MAKE A FEW OF THESE GUYS QUICKER, IF THEY CAN’T SEE WHAT THEY’RE DOING >> GREG RAY COMES IN THE PITS NOW THAT THE FIELD HAS BEEN COLLECTED, AND SO DOES JEFF WARD >> GREG, WE KNOW HAS BEEN VERY, VERY FAST THEY HAVE EITHER A FUEL PICKUP PROBLEM OR SOMETHING GOING ON THERE BECAUSE THEY CAN’T RUN ENOUGH LAPSE ON A TANK DFLFUL >> THE PROBLEM IS THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH FUEL MILEAGE THEY’RE GETTING THE FUEL PICKUP ON THE FUEL PUMP ISN’T GIVING THEM ALL THE GAS ON THE CAR AND THAT ISN’T REGISTERING TO THEM IT WAS A SAFETY MEASURE THEY CAME IN, FILLED THE CAR UP THEN THEY COULD GO BACK AND DO THE MATH TO FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH FUEL THEY DIDN’T TAKE INTO THE CAR, FIGURE OUT THE SIZE OF THE FUEL TANK DO THE MATH THEY KNOW WHAT KIND OF FUEL MILEAGE THEY WERE GETTING AND THEY CAN GO FROM THERE THE STOP NOW WILL HELP BALANCE THEM BACK OUT >> EXCUSE ME, RALPH YES, JEFF WARD IS BACK OUT AFTER HIS PIT STOP AND THE INDY RACING LEAGUE OFFICIALS HAVE CONSULTED WITH THE DRIVERS AND WITH THEIR CREWS AND THE DRIVERS ARE SAYING THAT THE VISIBILITY IS PROBABLY GOOD ENOUGH TO CONTINUE WITH THIS AMOUNT OF LIGHT I ONCE DID A SHORT TRACK RACE IN MASSACHUSETTS THIS IS 20 YEARS AGO WHEN SOMEBODY FOUND THE BREAKER FOR THE WHOLE AMUSEMENT PARK AND SPEEDWAY AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MODIFIED FEATURE, TURNED OFF ALL THE LIGHTS EVERYBODY CAME TO A STOP WITHOUT ANYBODY RUNNING OVER ANYBODY IT WAS ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER, THE LIGHTS CAME BACK ON AND THEY STARTED THE RACE AGAIN BUT BOY, SCARY THING LET’S SHOW YOU A COUPLE THINGS THAT HAPPENED DURING THE LAST ROUND OF PIT STOPS THERE WERE SOME GOOD PIT STOPS, AND THEN THERE WERE SOME INCIDENTS LIKE THIS >> WELL, BILLY HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING THE THING FIRED, BUT WHEN HE DID GET IT — LOOKS LIKE IT STUMBLED HERE AFTER HE CLIPPED THE TIRE >> HERE IS ARIE LUYENDYK COMING IN AHEAD OF MARK GRECO HOW CLOSE WAS THAT SHAVE? >> HIS CREW IS TRYING TO GET HIM TO GO MARCO WAS HEADS UP KNOWING HE COULDN’T REALLY GO AT THAT TIME >> FROM JACK MILLER’S CAR, HERE IS A LOOK AT ROBBIE UNSER’S INADVERTENT BARBECUE >> NO MARSHMALOS, BUT THAT WOULD DO HIM IN IN A HURRY >> YOU CAN SEE THE FLAMES OVER BOBBY HERE THERE WAS A LOT OF FIRE THERE A LOT MORE THAN IT LOOKED LIKE >> WHAT I LIKE THERE WAS QUICK WORK BY NOT ONLY ROBE’S CREW BUT ONE O CHEEVER’S CREW WAS MILLER’S CHEW WAS QUICK THERE WITH FIRE EXTING WISHERS >> MARCO GRECO LED TWO LAPS TONIGHT THE FIRST RACE HE’S LED SINCE NEW HAMPSHIRE IN ’97 WHEN HE LED LAPS FROM THE POLE HERE’S TONY STEWART NOW THE NINTH PLACE CAR AFTER STARTING 25th >> EASY DOES IT >> AND J.J. YELEY WITH NEW COLORS AND A NEW SPONSOR NEXTEL AND RALPH IS IN STEWART’S PITS A J.J. FAILS TO COME OUT OF THE PITS CLEANLY >> ONE OF THE PROBLEMS WHEN YOU START SO FAR BACK, ONE WAY YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF IS GETTING BETTER FUEL STRATEGY THEY FILLED HIM UP, TOPPED HIM OFF THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO PLAY THE FUEL GAME HERE TONIGHT >> TONY IS NOT ONLY THE IRL CHAMPION TAKING THAT LAST SPLASH IS RACING STRATEGY >> YOU DON’T LOSE THAT MUCH TRACK POSITION AND YOU CAN MAYBE GAIN A FEW LAPS ON THE FUEL SITUATION >> EXCEPT RIGHT HERE YOU RESTART ABOUT A THIRD OF A LAP DOWN WE’RE BACK UNDER GREEN AND IT IS SCOTT GOODYEAR WHO HAS TAKEN OFF FROM KENNY BRACK AND DAVEY HAMILTON >> GET A LITTLE BIT OF A RAGGED RESTART THE PACE CAR LET THEM GO AND GOODYEAR WAS ABLE TO GET A LITTLE BIT OF A JUMP ON THE BOYS >> TONY STEWART IS MORE THAN A THIRD OF A LAP J.J. YELEY FELL OFF THE PACE DOWN TO THE APRON NOW HE’S GETTING GOING AGAIN >> WE GOT GOOD RACING HERE WE GOT THE BLUE STAR BATTERY CAR LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOT HIS BATTERIES CHARGED UP EDDIE CHEEVER TRYING TO GET AROUND ON THE OUTSIDE >> A SIXTH PLACE BATTLE RIGHT BEHIND THEM, SCOTT SHARP THE TWO BLUE CARS OF CHEEVER AND GREGOIRE THAT’S GREGOIRE ON THE IMMEDIATE LEFT >> EDDIE FINALLY GOT BY DOWN ON THE BOTTOM, BUT HERE COMES SHARP >> THIS IS A BRAND NEW RACE CAR, SCOTT SHARP LOOK AT HOW THESE KNIFING THROUGH TRAFFIC >> THEY MADE THE ADJUSTMENTS HE NEEDED

IT HAS MADE HIM COME TO LIFE >> CHASING DISMORE SLIDES UP THE RACETRACK AND ALMOST GOT INTO GUERRERO >> THAT SURPRISED BOTH OF THEM FOR WHATEVER REASON, SHARP’S CAR JUMPED ABOUT A LANE TO THE RIGHT AND GUERRERO’S RIGHT THERE >> TONY STEWART’S PIT STOP DROPPED HIM TO 11 UNLESS I’M MISTAKEN, STEWART IS TWRIEING TO KEEP A PERSONAL RECORD INTACT OF HAVING LED EVERY IRL RACE HE’S COMPETED IN UP IN SMOKE, J.J. YELEY CAUTION IS OUT >> PRETTY GOOD FIRE OUT THE BACK >> MIKE, FOLLOW HIM IN FOLLOW HIM IN >> SO YELEY WILL COME TO THE PIT ROAD CAUTION IS OUT AS HE MAY HAVE PUT SOME FLUID DOWN ON THE SPEEDWAY WE’RE UNDER CAUTION IN ATLANTA >>> CAUTION IS OUT HERE AT ATLANTA FOR J.J. YELEY THERE’S SOME MOTOR MADNESS FANS, TO BE SURE VINCE WELCH HAS CAUGHT UP WITH THEM >> J.J., BEEN A TOUGH WEEKEND AND CULMINATES WITH THE BLOWN MOTOR >> YEAH, IT HAS KIND OF STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT THIS WHOLE WEEK HERE THE ENGINES HAVE BEEN DOWN A LITTLE BIT ON HORSEPOWER WE WERE GOING TO TRY TO RIDE ALONG HERE ON THIS RACE UNFORTUNATELY CAME UP A BIT SHORT BUT THE ONE CALL CAR WAS LOOKING FOR A GOOD FINISH >> THE BANK OF LIGHTS THAT WENT OUT, WAS THAT CAUSING A PROBLEM AS FAR AS VISION ON THE TRACK? >> NO, NOT REALLY RIGHT NOW THE TRACK’S LIT SO BRIGHTLY, THAT LITTLE SPOT COMING DOWN OFF OF TURN FOUR DIDN’T AFFECT TOO MUCH I THINK EVERYBODY WILL GET ALONG PRETTY EASY AND HAVE GOOD VISION >> J.J. YELEY, DONE FOR THE NIGHT LET’S GO TO RALPH SHEHEEN >> KEITH JOANS IS A TRUCK DRIVER AND TIRE CHANGE FOREPANTHER RACING HE IS GETTING READY TO GO DOWN TO ATLANTA TO BRING THE TRUCK DOWN IT WOULDN’T FIRE UP THE PROBLEM WAS IT HAD A C.B RADIO ANTENNA THAT MELTED AND HAD A HOLE UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK PUT INTO THE CONCRETE AND ALL THE ELECTRONICS WERE BLOWN OUT WHY? IT WAS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING WITH HIS DRIVER LEADING UP FRONT HE’S HOPING LIGHTNING DOESN’T STRIKE TWICE >> SCOTT GOODYEAR IS YOUR LEADER WE’RE UNDER CAUTION BRACK, HAMILTON, GRECO AND DISMORE ARE THE TOP FIVE >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY 68 LAPS COMPLETE UNDER CAUTION, SCOTT GOODYEAR THE LEADER KENNY BRACK SECOND ONE THING I LIKE ABOUT AUTO RACING ON TV, YOU CAN DO SOMETHING YOU CAN’T DO ON ANY OTHER SPORT >> DAVEY HAMILTON, TOM SNEVA IN THE BOOTH >> GO AHEAD >> I THINK IF WE CAN SEE THROUGH THAT HELMET, YOU’D HAVE TO HAVE A SMILE ON YOUR FACE STARTED TENTH, RUNNING THIRD HOW HAS IT BEEN OUT THERE? >> THE CAR’S REALLY GOOD RIGHT NOW IT IS FUN RACING YOU’RE WIDE OPEN ALL THE WAY AROUND TRYING TO GET A FRIEND OUT THERE AND CATCH A LITTLE TOW SO FAR WE’VE HAD A FEW WE HAD A GREAT PIT STOP MY GUYS ARE THE BEST IN THE PITS HOPEFULLY TO GET A FEW MORE OF THOSE AND GO TO THE FRONT GFRJTS JOB, DAVEY, GOOD LUCK THE REST OF THE WAY >> I LOVE THIS SPORT CAN YOU IMAGINE TALKING TO MARK McGWIRE IN BETWEEN PITCHES? OR SAMMY SOSA? YOU KNOW? I DON’T KNOW IT’S PRETTY COOL >> IT S. IT IS GREAT SFF HE SOUNDS PRETTY RELAXED HE IS NOT TOO UPTIGHT JUST HAPPY TO BE THERE >> TONY STEWART STARTED 25th HE’S RUNNING NINTH LET’S GO TO HIS PIT AND RALPH >> I’M WITH THE TEAM MANAGER FOR TONY STEWART YOU GUYS ARE RACING UP THROUGH THE FIELD HOW IS THAT GOING TONIGHT? >> THE CAR’S WORKING PRETTY GOOD OUR BIGGEST CONCERN IS — I MEAN THE LEADER IS GETTING INCREDIBLE FUEL MILEAGE HE OUTRAN US ON THE FIRST STOP BY ABOUT EIGHT LAPS SO THAT’S GOING TO BE HARD TO HANDLE IF HE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THAT ALL NIGHT LONG >> YOU MADE A SPLASH AND GO IS THAT TO HELP COMBAT THAT? ARE YOU IN GOOD SHAPE NOW? >> ABSOLUTELY WE’RE TRYING TO OFFSET THIS NEXT ROUND >> LET ME CLARIFY, TONY STEWART HAS LED EVERY IRL RACE THIS YEAR IN 18 OF THE 21 EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN HELD SINCE THE SERIES BEGAN GOING INTO TONIGHT’S RACE, HE HAS NOT LED TONIGHT STARTED 25th AND IS RUNNING IN NINTH PLACE >> THE KEY HERE, WE TALKED ABOUT IT EARLIER, IS FUEL MILEAGE SOME OF THESE GUYS AREN’T GETTING WHAT THEY HAD HOPED FOR A LOT OF TIMES, IT CAN BE A BIG FACT NER THE OUTCOME >> SO HERE’S A LOOK AT STEWART, WHO IS RUNNING IN NINTH POSITION GOING TO GO RUN IN NASCAR FOR JOE GIBBS NEXT YEAR AND COMPETE IN ONLY ONE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENT THAT BEING THE 500 EDDIE CHEEVER, THE DEFENDING CHAMPION HE THINKS OF THE IRL COMING DEEP

INTO STOCK CAR COUNTRY AND TOLD US YESTERDAY WHAT HE THINKS THE IRL HAS TO OFFER TO ATLANTA >> ATLANTA IS A GREAT CITY THEY JUST HAD THE OLYMPICS HERE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND SPORTS, ALL OF THEIR SPORTS TEAMS ARE VERY SUCCESSFUL EVERY TIME THEY’VE HAD A NASCAR RACE DOWN HERE, IT IS SOLD OUT THERE ISN’T AN AMERICAN IN THE WORLD THAT DOESN’T KNOW IT IS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF NASCAR SO WE’RE GOING INTO AN IMPORTANT MARKET LIKE ATLANTA PEOPLE ARE ATTRACTED TO RACING BECAUSE OF SPEED AND EXCITEMENT WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE IRL, YOU TALK ABOUT SPEED AND EXCITEMENT THAT’S WHAT WE HAVE WE ARE FAST SO THEY’LL LIKE IT A GOOD MARKET FOR US TO BE IN >> NICE CROWD ON HAND HERE TONIGHT THEY’RE LIKING IT THE SPEEDS HAVE BEEN BLINDING WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE RESTART SCOTT GOODYEAR PULLS THE TRIGGER AND JUMPS OUT AHEAD OF THE PACK LOOK AT THE LEAD THAT GOODYEAR HAS BUILT UP >> SOMETIMES, AGAIN, BILLY BOAT ON THE RESTART, THE START OF THE RACE, JUST DOESN’T COME TO SPEED VERY QUICK SO WE MIGHT GET ONE OF THE GUYS IN THE PITS TO CHECK WITH A.J AND ASK HIM WHAT KIND OF RESTART HE HAS >> UNLESS IT WAS SCOTT GOODYEAR TAKING OFF QUICKER THAN BRACK FIGURED >> BOTH FOYT CARS SO IF THE GEAR SPREAD COMING UP THROUGH THE GEARS IS A LITTLE BIT OFF OR WHAT >> REMEMBER SCOTT GOODYEAR JUMPED THE RESTART AT INDY IN 1995 AND PAID DEARLY FOR IT WELL, HE’S WELL OUT IN FRONT AT 72 LAPS KENNY BRACK THERE’S BRACK’S CAR IN SECOND DAVEY HAMILTON WE SPOKE TO A MOMENT AGO IS IN THIRD GRECO, DISMORE, SHARP, CHEEVER, LAZIER, STEWART AND WARD ALSO ON THE LEAD LAP, STEPHAN GREGOIRE AND GREG RAY >> THERE’S BILLY COMING BACK TO SPEED AGAIN AFTER A COUPLE OF LAPS, HE GETS IT GOING AND STARTS CLOSING THE GAPS >> COULD IT BE AS SIMPLE A THING AS RESTARTING IN A HIGHER GEAR >> SOMETIMES THEY HAVE THREE HIGH GEARS SO THEY DON’T HAVE AS MANY TO SELECT AS THEY COME UP THROUGH THE GEAR RATIO THAT COULD BE PART OF THE PROBLEM >> ON THE OUTSIDE EDDIE CHEEVER FIRST, I WASN’T SURE DISMORE KNEW HE WAS THERE I’M SURE HE DID BUT HE DIDN’T LEAVE HIM A WHOLE LOT OF ROOM THERE’S TONY STEWART GOING BY STEWART’S ON A MISSION >> DIE HAVE PERMISSION TO GO OVER THE WHITE LINE? >> FOR PEOPLE IN THE PITS TRYING TO CLEAN UP STUFF IN THE PIT LANE >> ALMOST A TOUCH THERE STEWART ALMOST GOT INTO CHEEVER >> STEWART WIGGLED PRETTY SEVERELY AND ALMOST GOT CHEEVER >> STEWART IS FLYING LAST LAP FOR TONY 223 MILES AN HOUR THAT’S TWO MILES AN HOUR FASTER THAN THE LEADER AND ABOUT FOUR MILES AN HOUR FASTER THAN THE CARS HE’S RACING WITH FROM THE TOP SIDE TO THE LOW SIDE >> AGAIN, THAT’S IN HEAVY TRAFFIC SO SOMETIMES YOU CAN GET A TOW AND THAT WILL HELP THE SPEED BUT HE’S HAVING TO WEAVE THROUGH SOME OF THIS TRAFFIC >> STILL THERE CLEAR ON GOOD JOB KEEP DIGGING, BABY >> TONY’S GUYS THEY’VE GOT THE BALANCE PRETTY CLOSE THERE YOU SEE HIM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER USING A LOTS OF THROTTLE AND GETS BY THESE GUYS >> SCHMIDT BACK ON THE SPEEDWAY SO STEWART IS UP TO FOURTH PLACE >> BE FOUR >> LIKE WE SAID, BE FOR POSITION FOUR >> SUDDENLY THERE’S A SPATE OF YELLOW CARS A COUPLE OF THEM ARE REAL DIFFICULT TO TELL APART FROM A DISTANCE >> ACTUALLY IT WAS STEVE KNAPP IG A GREAT JOB OUT THERE >> THAT IS KNAPP WHO IS IN 19th POSITION >> HERE IS EDDIE CHEEVER PULLING DOWN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE, BLUE AND BLACK >> THERE IS SECOND, KEN BRACK RALPH’S IN HIS PIT >> MIKE, JOHN KING IS THE CREW CHIEF FOR KENNY BRACK JOHN, IT SEEMS LIKE KENNY’S NOT GETTING AS GOOD A START ON THE RESTARTS AS SCOTT GOODYEAR DOES HE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE GEARING OR IS GOODYEAR JUST THAT GOOD? >> I THINK GOODYEAR JUMPED HIS CAR A LITTLE AHEAD OF US WE’LL GET HIM BEFORE THE NIGHT’S OVER >> THEY WON’T HAVE TO DEAL — HOPEFULLY THEY WON’T HAVE TO DEAL WITH ANY MORE CAUTIONS, MIKE >> WELL, THANKS, RALPH >> THEY ACTUALLY NEED THESE RESTARTS THE LEADER DOES HAVE A BIG, BIG ADVANTAGE IF HE’S ABLE TO LET THE PACE CAR GET AWAY FROM THEM THEY DO THAT IN INDY CAR RACING I’M NOT SURE WHY IF THEY LET THE PACE CAR OUT

THERE AND DIDN’T LET THE LEADER SPREAD HIMSELF FROM THE PACE CAR THEY COULD KEEP THOSE RESTARTS A LOT TIGHTER >> I’M SORRY I WAS LAUGHING AT KING’S REACTION HE SAID, WE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG ACTUALLY, IT WAS THIS GUY, SCOTT GOODYEAR WHO IS THE LEADER IN 81 LAPS HIS LAST LAP 221 MILES AN HOUR >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY MIKE JOY ALONG WITH TOM SNEVA, WATCHING SCOTT GOODYEAR RUNNING AROUND HERE AT 219, 220 MILES AN HOUR AND LEAD MOST OF THIS RACE JEFF WARD LED FROM THE START THE FIRST 27 LAPS >> THIS IS INSIDE GOODYEAR’S CAR HERE LET’S LIST ON THE THE ENGINE PITCH HE ROLLS OUT JUST AN OUNCE NOT MUCH, THOUGH >> LET’S HAVE SCOTT GOODYEAR TAKE US FOR A TOUR AROUND ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY >> RIGHT NOW, YOU JUST SORT OF GUIDE THE CAR THROUGH THE TURN, LET THE CAR COULD DEW THE WORK SO LET IT FREE ITSELF UP THEN IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG TO GET DOWN TO THE STRAIGHTAWAY ABOUT THE ABOUT SPEEDS WE’RE GOING THREE, FOUR, IT IS MUCH THE SAME AS ONE AND TWO YOU’RE FLAT A DIFFERENT LINE LET THE CARS BE FREED UP AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IT REALLY ALLOWED A LOT OF RACING ROOM >> SCOTT GOODYEAR JUST PUT ANOTHER LAP ON ROBBIE BUHL WHOSE CAR IS NOT UP TO SPEED, IF YOU CALL 202 MILES A AN HOUR NOT UP TO SPEED >> EVEN WHEN HE WAS THAT MUCH SLOWER THAN GOODYEAR, GOODYEAR STILL GAINED LOTS OF ROOM >> MARK DISMORE IS IN THE PIT LANE WOULD THIS BE A SCHEDULED STOP FOR DISMORE? >> I DON’T THINK SO I THINK WE HEARD ON THE RADIO THAT IT MIGHT BE A TIRE PROBLEM >> HE WAS IN AT LAP 44 NOW COMES IN AT LAP 87 AND I DON’T THINK HE WAS IN UNDER THAT LAST CAUTION >> WELL, THEN THAT WOULD FIT BUT AGAIN HE HAD SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE TIRES SO SOMETIMES YOU COME IN EARLY TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE IF YOU’RE IN THAT PIT WINDOW >> STONY STEWART HAS CAUGHT GREG RAY THIS IS THE BATTLE FOR FOURTH PLACE RIGHT HERE STEWART LOOKING LOW RAY GIVING HIM A LOT OF ROOM >> YOU HEARD GREG RAY’S GUYS TALKING TO HIM THEY’RE TALKING ABOUT PITTING IN THE NEXT FIVE LAPS SO HOW SERIOUS ARE THEY GOING TO RACE FOR THOSE FOUR LAPS BEFORE YOU ENTER THE PITS? >> TONY STEWART WAS JUST IN RAY WIGGLED THE BACK OF THE CORNER IN THE CORNER NOW RAY HAD JUST PASSED STEWART HERE IS STEWART COMING RIGHT BACK AFTER HIM >> INSIDE STILL THERE >> AGAIN, THE SPOTTER TRYING TO HELP HIM AROUND THE RACETRACK >> CLEAR >> WORKING LAP TRAFFIC FOR BOBBY BUHL >> WAY UP TOP THERE KIND OF DUSTING IT PRETTY HARD LIKE MILWAUKEE IN ’94 >> THIS IS PRETTY UNUSUAL THE CREW IS TALKING TO HIM RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER AND HE’S IN HEAVY TRAFFIC A LOT OF THE DRIVERS DON’T LIKE THAT SITUATION YOU NEED TO CONCENTRATE PRETTY HEAVILY WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A CORNER AND IN HEAVY TRAFFIC SO THOSE TWO TOGETHER — >> STEWART’S WORRIED ABOUT CHEEVER NOW >> I’M NOT SURE A LOT OF THOSE GUYS WOULD LIKE TO BE TALKED TO QUITE THAT OFTEN >> RAY JUST GOT PAST STEWART >> CHEEVER RIGHT THERE >> STEWART UP FROM 25th TO 5th NOBODY HAS EVER WON AN IRL RACE FROM THAT FAR BACK >> WHEN TONY GETS RIGHT BACK UP ON THE END OF HIM, HE TAKES A LITTLE AIR OFF THE REAR WING OF THE BLACK CAR AND IT WILL CAUSE THE CAR TO GET A LITTLE LOOSE IF THE BALANCE IS REAL CLOSE TO NEUTRAL >> ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT IS GREG RAY IS ONE OF THE FEW CARS IN THIS SERIES TO UTILIZE BOTH TIRE MANUFACTURERS HE USED FIRESTONES HE WAS ON GOODYEARS AND NOW HE’S BACK ON FIRESTONES HE IS ABLE TO UTILIZE ALL THAT INFORMATION ON HIS OWN CAR HERE TONIGHT >> WE’VE GOT MARK DISMORE HAS NOW DROPPED DOWN TO 15th POSITION WHAT’S THE PROBLEM THERE WITH MARK? >> DISMORE HAD A BAD RIGHT TIRE SO AS YOU WERE SPECULATING, THEY DID NOT MAKE A SCHEDULED STOP IT WAS UNSCHEDULED THEY NEEDED TO COME IN AND CHANGED ALL FOUR TIRES >> GREG RAY >> AGAIN, THE CAR LOOKED LOOSE AND HE SPUN IT HE HASN’T HIT ANYTHING YET >> YELLOW, YELLOW, YELLOW! >> THAT’S US

WE SPUN ARE WE IN, GREG? ARE WE OFF THE WALL? TALK TO ME SPOTTER >> I CAN’T SEE THE PODIUM’S IN THE WAY HE DID DIDN’T HIT THE WALL ON THE OUTSIDE BUT HE MIGHT HAVE ON THE INSIDE I CAN’T SEE >> HE SURE DID GREG RAY IS GOING TO CLIMB OUT AFTER A REALLY IMPRESSIVE DRIVE TONIGHT HERE IN ATLANTA YOU CAN SEE AS HE SPUN, HE REALLY KEPT THE WHEEL SPINNING, TRYING TO GAIN ANY PURCHASE IN MOMENTUM TO KEEP THAT CAR FROM SPINNING INTO THE BACK WALL >> HE JUST GOT THROUGH SPINNING ABOUT TWO 360s ALL THE VOICES WE HEARD OVER THE RADIO COMMUNICATION, HE WAS MORE CALM THAN THE SPOTTER WAS THAT’S PRETTY GOOD WHEEL POWER FROM A DRIVER’S STANDPOINT >> I THINK THAT FIRST VOICE WAS THE CREW CHIEF, YELLING, CAUTION CAUTION, CAUTION BUT GREG KNEW HE KNEW WHO IT WAS >> YOU NEVER WANT TO BE THE REASON TO HAVE THE CAUTION COME OUT, EVEN WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR IT THAT’S NOT A BLUE UNIFORM >> NO SAFETY CREWS AND FOLKS OUT THERE WE’LL HAVE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE COME BACK >>> THE CAUTION IS OUT FOR GREG RAY’S WRECK THAT’S RAY ON THE WRECKER AND ANOTHER CAR HAS JUST POUNDED THE WALL EXITING THE PIT JOHN PAUL JR IS VISIONAIRE BRIAN HEATING AND COOLING NUMBER 10 IT HAD JUST COME OUT OF THE PITS AND HE JUST SLAMMED THE WALL HARD HE WAS TRYING TO GET BACK UP TO SPEED AND GET IN LINE >> WE’RE NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED THERE AGAIN, JUST COMING OUT OF THE PITS AND THEY’RE UNDER YELLOW SO IT’S HARD TO SAY WE NEED TO CHECK IN THE PITS AND SEE IF HE COMMUNICATED >> THERE IS TONY STEWART WHO IS THE SECOND PLACE CAR THEY MAY HAVE TOUCHED IS THE INDICATION WE’RE GETTING >> FOUR OR FIVE OF THEM CAME OUT OF THE PITS ALL TOGETHER WHEN WE WERE AT BREAK SO IT WAS PRETTY GOOD RACING COMING OUT OF THE PITS >> HE WAS JUST OUTSIDE TONY STEWART COMING OUT OF THE PITS >> DAVEY HAM TILLEN BEAT ALL, CAME IN THIRD AND LEFT >> MARCO GRECO, I BELIEVE, DID NOT STOP LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED HERE TO GREG RAY THE BLACK CAR >> TONY STEWART RIGHT BEHIND HIM HE’S COMING UP ON BILLY BOAT THE CAR JUST JUMPED SIDEWAYS >> JUST GETTING BY IS CHEEVER >> WOW AND STEWART >> I MEAN, THIS IS REAL CLOSE THE BACK CAR AGAIN JUST GETS LOOSE HE’S RIGHT BETWEEN TWO CARS IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE HE WAS THAT CLOSE THAT THE AIR FROM THOSE TWO CARS SHOULD HAVE AFFECTED HIM BUT THAT CAR JUST JUMPED SIDEWAYS JUST MISSES EDDIE THOSE TWO GOT TOGETHER AT DOVER AND WEREN’T HAPPY WITH EACH OTHER >> NO THEY WERE BATTLING FOR AN UPFRONT POSITION CHEEVER JUST LUCK TOE GET BY I WONDER WHAT HIS THOUGHTS WERE >> THIS IS LEAVING THE PITS UNDER THE YELLOW WOW NOW, THAT CAR JUST TOOK OFF TO THE RIGHT I DON’T KNOW IF HE TRIED TO GAS IT A BIT OR WHAT, BUT THEY’RE GOING PRETTY SLOW I’M NOT SURE WHAT CAUSED THAT CAR TO JUST DIVE RIGHT >> SOMETHING WENT VERY WRONG BUT IT LOOKED LIKE JUST AT THE POINT WHERE THE TRUCK TRANSITIONS FROM THE FLAT TO THE BANKING IS WHERE JOHN PAUL’S CAR JUST ROCKETED UP INTO THE WALL LOOKS LIKE IT TOOK OFF >> I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S A TRANSITION WITH COLD TIRES AND HE WAS TRYING TO ACCELERATE TO BLEND INTO THAT BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, BUT UNDER THE YELLOW, IT’S A LITTLE UNUSUAL >> NINTH DNF IN 12 RACES FOR GREG RAY >>> WELCOME BACK TO TNN’S COVERAGE OF THE PEP BOY RACING LEAGUE THERE IS JOHN PAUL JR.’S CAR GOING OFF THE ONLY DRIVER IN THIS RACE WHO ALSO COMPETED IN THE LAST INDY CAR RACE TO BE HELD HERE BACK IN ST 83 >> HE ACTUALLY FINISHED THIRD THAT DAY AND IT APPEARS AS THOUGH THIRD’S OUT OF THE QUESTION FOR HIM TONIGHT >> GREG RAY OUT OF THE RACE AS WELL NOW, KENNY BRACK TRYING TO WIN HIS THIRD IN A ROW NOBODY’S EVER DONE THAT ARIE LUYENDYK WON TWO IN A ROW BRACK PITTED MOMENTS BEFORE GREG RAY SPUN KENNY BRACK LOST A LAP PITTING SO NOW DURING THIS CAUTION FLAG, THE POWER TEAM CAR HAS STAYED OUT ON THE RACETRACK SO TECHNICALLY HE IS THE LAST

CAR ON THE LEAD LAP RIGHT NOW, POSITIONED JUST BEHIND THE SAFETY CAR >> WHAT MAKES THIS PRETTY INTERESTING IS BRACK WON THE LAST RACE THAT THESE GUYS HAD BY HAVING BETTER FUEL MILEAGE AND NOT HAVING TO STOP LATE IN THE RACE NOW HE GETS CAUGHT WITH A YELLOW SITUATION HE COULDN’T STRETCH THE FUEL HE HAD TOPIT I’M NOT SURE IF THAT WAS FUEL OR THEY WERE TRYING TO MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT ON THE CAR MAYBE RALPH OR VINCE CAN TALK WITH A.J. AND FIND OUT WHY THEY PITTED >> DON’T FORGET, THE MCI PEP BOYS $1 MILLION BONUS, WHICH WAS POSTED FOR ANY DRIVER WHO CAN WIN THE THREE TELEVISED RACES AND A FAN WILL SPLIT IT KEN BRACK, OF COURSE, IS THE ONLY DRIVER ELIGIBLE BECAUSE OF HIS WIN AT CHARLOTTE IF HE WINS TONIGHT AND WINS LAS VEGAS, THERE’S $1 MILLION AT STAKE FOR KENNY AND SOME LUCKY FAN SO TONY STEWART HAS BEEN AJUDGED TO BE THE LEADER GREG RAY IS OUT OF THE RACE, VINCE IS WITH HIM >> GREG, WHAT HAPPENED IN THE ACCIDENT? >> IT WAS UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS OUR FIRST RACE BACK SINCE THE DALLAS RACE WE HAD A REALLY GOOD CAR WE WILL A FUEL PICKUP PROBLEM WE WILL TO COME IN EARLY WE COULD ONLY PICK UP ABOUT HALF OUR TANK SO WE WERE TRYING TO COME IN ON EVERY YELLOW TO GET FUEL WE WILL THE BEST CAR IN TRAFFIC OUT THERE UNFORTUNATELY, WE WERE RUNNING THE HIGH LINE I GUESS I PICKED UP A PIECE OF DEBRIS WE CUT THE RIGHT REAR TIRE, EXPLODED IN TURN TWO I HELD ON TO IT FOR A WHILE FINALLY IT LOOPED ITSELF AT THE EXIT AND WENT TO THE BRAKES AND KEPT IT STRAIGHT ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BACKSTRAIGHT I THOUGHT I COULD KEEP IT OFF THE WALL SO I COULD GET TOWED BACK AND GET TOO TIRES WE BARELY CLIPPED THE WALLS UNFORTUNATELY, NOT THE RESULTS WE WANT FOR OUR BEST ACCESS AND OUR SPONSORS >> WILL WE SEE YOU IN TEXAS? >> ABSOLUTELY WE HAD SOME PROBLEMS IN THIS RACE WE’RE GOING TO OVERCOME THOSE IN DALLAS WE’RE GOING TO DO THE TWO-STEP BOOGIE >> FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS, LOOKING TO GO BACK HOME RALPH SHEHEEN >> THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS YOU CAN ADJUST YOUR CAR YOU CAN SEE THEM MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FRONT OR RIGHT REAR WING YOU CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS FROM THE COCKPIT HIS CAR IS SO GOOD, THEY’RE LEAVING IT UP TO SCOTT THERE’S THREE THINGS HE CAN DO THIS RIGHT HERE IS FOR THE ANTI-ROLL BAR THERE WILL BE ONE IN THE FRONT AND THE BACK HE CAN ADJUST THIS HERE AND HE CAN ADJUST THE WEIGHT JACK WHICH IS USUALLY FOR THE LEFT FRONT TIRE HE CAN ADJUST THESE AND MAKE THAT CAR DO WHAT HE NEEDS IT TO DO AS THE FUEL LOAD GOES DOWN >> SCOTT GOODYEAR POSTED RIGHT NOW IN THIRD AS THEY TAKE THE HALFWAY SIGN HERE IN ATLANTA >> THE RULES ONLY ALLOW YOU TO HAVE THAT WEIGHT JACKER IN ONE CORNER OF THE CAR SOME PUT IN IT THE LEFT FRONT SOME IN THE RIGHT FRONT YOU CAN CHANGE THE WEIGHT BUT YOU ALSO CHANGE THE RIDE HEIGHT SO YOU CAN REALLY AFFECT THE HANDLING OF THE CAR >> YOU’RE RIDING ALONG WITH GOODYEAR IN THIRD >>> AS WE MENTIONED, KENNY BRACK IS ON THE TAIL END OF A LEAD LAP HE HAD PITTED JUST PRIOR TO THE CAUTION COMING OUT RALPH? >> OKAY WELL, MIKE, I’M DOWN HERE WITH A.J. FOYT HE’S ON THE RADIO A.J. YOU GUYS HAD TO BRING KENNY BRACK DOWN JUST BEFORE THE YELLOW CAME OUT WAS THERE A HANDLING PROBLEM? >> NO WE WERE JUST SCHEDULED FOR A STOP WE’RE GETTING READY TO GO GREEN I’LL TALK TO YOU IN A MOMENT >> OKAY A.J.’S FOCUSED HE’S READY TO GO >> HE SAT ON THE POLE FOR THE FIRST INDY RACE EVER HELD HERE HE TOLD ME YESTERDAY THAT HE LED MOST OF THE DAY THEN SOMETHING BROKE AND HE’S SLIDING DOWN THE TRACK AND HE SAID, HERE COME JIM HERDEVEES AND IT LOOKED LIKE A GREYHOUND BUS BEARING DOWN ON ME AND THAT WAS THAT >> JOHNNY RUTHERFORD WENT TO WIN THAT RACE UNDER THE LIGHTS IN ATLANTA WE’RE JUST PAST HALFWAY TONY STEWART HAS COME FROM 25th TO THE LEAD HERE’S VINCE >> THE BANKING HERE AT THE ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY, PROVIDES FOR EXCITING RACING IN THE CORNERS BUT TURNED OUT TO BE THE THING THAT DID IT IN JOHN PAUL EXPLAIN THE SITUATION >> WE WERE RUNNING 220 MILE AN HOUR LAPS THAT WHOLE SEGMENT BEFORE THAT WITH KENNY BRACK TRYING TO GET OUR LAP BACK WE ONLY HAD THREE GEARS, SECOND, FOURTH AND SIXTH GEAR WEREN’T THERE SO I WAS COMING OUT OF THE PITS ON THAT ONE LLOW, TRYING TO DETERMINE MY POSITION BESIDES STEWART WENT UP ON TO THE BANKING IN FIRST GEAR, WHICH WAS THE ONLY GEAR I REALLY HAD THE TRANSITION WAS SUCH IT JUST SPUN THE THING RIGHT AROUND I JUST CAUGHT ME OFFGUARD COLD TIRES IT WAS JUST MY OWN FAULT >> DISAPPOINTED JOHN PAUL BUT THE BEST NEWS OF ALL, HE’S FINE HE’S BE BACK IN TEXAS >> TOUGH BREAK TONIGHT FOR A VERY TALENTED DRIVER >> GOOD RACING THERE

YOU SAW SCOTT SHARP THERE IN THE YELLOW AND RED CAR ABOUT THREE WIDE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER >> NOW, SCOTT HAS BEEN FAST ON EACH OF THESE LAST TWO RESTARTS 100 LAPS TO GO AND SHARP MOVES UP TO FIFTH PLACE >> BUDDY LAZIER IN THE BLUE CAR RIGHT BEHIND DAVEY HILTON TRYING TO MAKE MOVE >> HERE COMES SHARP >> YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THERE LAZIER IN THE BLUE CAR, YOU SEE THAT THING WIGGLE AS THEY CAME OFF THE CORNER? >> AND SHARP MOVES PAST LAZIER THAT IS FOR POSITION THAT’S FOURTH PLACE >> WELL, AGAIN, WE’VE LOST — THERE’S LAZIER AGAIN BUT LAZIER HAD BILLY BOAT RIGHT IN HIS TAIL END AS SHARP WAS GOING AROUND THE OUTSIDE BUDDY JUST HAD TO ROLL ON THE THROTTLE BECAUSE IT LOOSENED HIM UP SO MUCH >> BILLY BOAT IS POSTED IN 11th, ONE LAP BACK OF THE LEAD UP FRONT, TONY STEWART HARD TO BELIEVE WHERE HE QUALIFIED, BUT NOT AN UNFAMILIAR POSITION FOR STEWART IN THE LEAD AND ABOUT TO LOSE IT >> LOOK AT GOODYEAR UNDERNEATH JUST DRIVES RIGHT BY >> SCOTT GOODYEAR, 219.2 THE LAST LAP STEWART 217.1 >> AGAIN, THE DRAFT IS A BIG THING THEY’RE OUT THERE CLEAR SO ACTUALLY THE GUY IN SECOND SPOT IS REALLY PROBABLY GOT THE ADVANTAGE >> SO SCOTT GOODYEAR GOS BACK TO THE LEAD WHERE HE HAS BEEN MOST OF THIS EVENING >> WE CAN SEE DAVEY HAMILTON, THE MIDDLE OF THOSE CARS RIGHT THERE THIRD SPOT HAVING A GREAT DAY WITH HIS REEBOKS >> AND KEN BRACK HAS DROPPED BACK IN THAT PACK SO HE IS NOW ONE LAP DOWN AS A RESULT OF THE PIT STOP MADE JUST PRIOR TO GREG RAY’S SPIN AND COLLISION WITH THE INSIDE WALL SCOTT GOODYEAR HAS NOW LED 70 OF THE 112 LAPS >> HE’S BEEN UP FRONT ALL DAY BUT LOOKS LIKE DAVEY MIGHT HAVE A BIT FOR STEWART RIGHT ERE HE’S CLOSED THAT GAP AND IS ALL OVER THE GEARBOX IN THAT THING >> THAT’S IDAHO’S DAVEY HAMILTON RIGHT BACK OF STEWART STEWART’S TRYING TO BECOME THE DRIVER WHO HAS COME THE FURTHEST TO WIN IN THE HISTORY OF THE INDY RACING LEAGUE >> YOU CAN SEE SHARP NOW GOT A LITTLE BIT OF RUN ON DAVEY UNDERNEATH RIGHT THERE THIS IS INSIDE SHARP’S CAR >> GOT LOOK INSIDE HE’S THERE, TONY HE’S THERE >> THERE GOES SHARP >> AGAIN, THAT MIGHT BE THE DRAFT THAT SHARP WAS ABLE TO CATCH, LET THOSE GUYS BREAK WIND FOR HIM HE JUST DROVE BY THEM >> SHARP HAS BEEN VERY FAST ON NEW TIRES EDDIE CHEEVER WON THIS YEAR’S INDY 500 FROM 17th STARTING SPOT STEWART TONIGHT STARTED 25th HE OUTQUALIFIED THREE CARS, TWO OF WHICH DID NOT TAKE TIME >> AGAIN, THIS IS OUTSIDE THE BACK OF SHARP’S CAR, LOOKING BACK AT STEWART >> A COUPLE OF SPARKS THERE UP IN THE CORNER >> WELL, THEY RUN THE CARS REAL LOW OBVIOUSLY, WHEN THEY HAVE A FULL TANK OF FUEL, YOU’RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM RIGHT DOWN ON THE SURFACE BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE THEY STICK THE BEST >> BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE THE POINT LEADER AND THE MAN WHO LEFT THE LAST RACE AS THE POINT LEADER AND HAD 15 OF THOSE POINTS TAKEN AWAY FOR AN ILLEGAL REAR WING AS DID HIS TEAMMATE BOBBY BUHL >> THAT ILLEGAL’S IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER THESE GUYS, THEY STRETCH THE RULES FROM TIME TO TIME AND TRYING TO GET ALL THEY CAN OUT OF THESE RACE CARS >> SO STEWART TRYING TO FIGHT BACK INTO THE POINT LEAD AND INTO VICTORY LANE >> ZBEN, SHARP, STEWART AND DAVEY HAMILTON, TWO, THREE AND FOUR >> DON’T COUNT OUT EDDIE CHEEVER IN FIFTH STEPHAN GREGOIRE HAS JUST PASSED BUDDY LAZIER FOR SIXTH JEFF WARD, THE OUTSIDE POLE SITTER IS EIGHTH THOSE CARS ARE ON THE LEAD LAP NINTH THE MARCO GRECO, BRACK, BOAT, LUYENDYK >> AGAIN, DAVEY’S CLOSED THE GAP >> HE’S THERE STILL THERE STILL THERE GOT A FOLLOWER CLEAR LOW CLEAR LOW IF YOU NEED IT >> THAT’S GOOD STUFF BOY, THOSE SPOTTERS JUST DO A WORLD OF GOOD FOR THESE DRIVERS >> HE’S LOOKING LOW HE’S THERE HE’S THERE >> DID YOU HAVE SPOTTERS WHEN YOU RACED? >> YEAH BUT MOST OF THEM WERE DOGS IN THE PITS >> HAD MAR CONEY INVENTED THE RADIO BY THEN? I THINK SO >> WE WERE THE FIRST PEOPLE TO USE SPOTTERS, AND IT MADE THE WHOLE DIFFERENCE FROM GOING FROM

LAST TO SECOND WE WERE SORT OF THE FIRST TO DO THAT ACTUALLY, WE GOT IT FROM OUR COACHING BACKGROUND COACHING FOOTBALL, YOU CAN’T SEE EVERYTHING ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD SO WE DECIDED TO TRY THAT ON THE RACETRACK >> PRETTY NEAT SCOTT GOODYEAR LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE WIN HE HAS THREE SECONDS >>> WELCOME BACK TO TNN MOTORSPORTS AND WE’RE NOW SHOWING KENNY BRACK STILL ON THE TAILEND OF THE LEAD LAP BUT STILL AHEAD OF SCOTT GOODYEAR MY MISTAKE HE IS STILL OUT IN FRONT OF SCOTT GOODYEAR AND KENNY BRACK IS LAPPING FASTER THAN THE RACE LEADER LAST TIME BY SCOTT SHARP, SECOND IN THE RACE, FIRST IN THE POINTS AND WE ASKED SCOTT ABOUT THE CLOSENESS OF THIS POINTS BATTLE >> THIS HAS BEEN AS MUCH ABOUT RELIABILITY AS IT HAS BEEN SPEED NOW, THERE’S A STRONG FOUR-CAR RACE AND COULD EASILY TURN INTO A SIX OR SEVEN CAR RACE IT HAS TO BE THE GUY THAT GETS OUT OF THE NEXT THREE RACES YOU DUMP A RACE AND YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT A CHANCE YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO LET THE GUY AHEAD OF YOU OR BEHIND YOU WIN THE RACE, BECAUSE IT’S TEN POINTS SO IF YOU CAN WIN, YOU GOT TO GO FOR IT A DELICATE BALANCE >> SCOTT SHARP POINT LEADER AND NEW DAD FOR THE SECOND TIME >> TALK ABOUT THE DELICATE BALANCE AND YOU KNOW, THESE ARE GOOD THEORIES BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG GOES DOWN, BUT ONCE THAT GREEN FLAG GOES DOWN, SOMETIMES THEY FORGET SOME OF THESE THEORIES AND BALANCES >> HE’S GOT TO HOLD OFF DAVEY HAMILTON HERE COMES HAMILTON LOOKING ON THE OUTSIDE WORKUNDER NOOET ROBBIE BUHL >> WE’RE HEARING SHARP’S ENGINE YOU CAN HEAR HIM BREATHE OUT THE CORNER JUST AN OUNCE >> LET’S CHECK WITH VINCE >> SCOTT SHARP NOT ONLY IS A BRAND NEW DAD, BUT HE HAS A BRAND NEW CONTRACT IN TOW AS WELL TEAM OWNER TOM KEL ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT HE HAS SIGNED NOT ONLY SCOTT SHARP BUT MARK DISMORE TO CONTRACTS WITH THE TEAM THROUGH THE YEAR 2000 KELLEY SAYING HE’S GOT THE TWO DRIVERS HE WANTS HE HAS CONFIDENCE TO HIS SPONSORS THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE IS THE WAY TO GO OWNER KELLEY WITH DRIVERS >> WHAT A TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE FOR A BRAND NEW RACE TEAM THIS YEAR >> THEY’VE DONE JUST A TREMENDOUS JOB THEY HAVE HAD THE BUDGET BUT THEY’VE HIRED THE RIGHT PEOPLE A LOT OF TEAMS OUT THERE WITH THE MONEY, BUT IF THEY DON’T HIRE THE RIGHT PEOPLE AND GET THEM TO GEL, THEN IT IS ALL FOR NAUGHT >> SCOTT SHARP WOULD LEAVE HERE WITH A 15 POINT LEAD OVER STEWART ONE CAR WAS SLOW ON THE INSIDE WAS THAT BRACK? >> BRIAN TYLER >> WAS THAT BRIAN TYLER? YEAH, HERE’S BRACK RIGHT PAST THE START/FINISH LINE SO THAT WAS TYLER HE HAD JUST COME OUT OF THE PITS AND APPARENTLY IS HEADED BACK THERE >> AGAIN, DAVEY HAMILTON RIGHT ON THE GEARBOX OF SHARP HE’S BEEN ABLE TO CLOSE THE GAP A COUPLE OF TIMES, BUT HADN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET AROUND >> HAMILTON’S LAST LAP, TWO MILES AN HOUR QUICKER THAN SHARP JUST SHOWING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE DRAFT, HELPING HIM CLOSE RIGHT UP >> AND AGAIN, CLOSING’S ONE THING, BUT NOW YOU GET INTO THE TURBULENCE YOU GET INTO THE BAD AIR IT AFFECTS THE WAY THAT BOTH THESE CARS HANDLE, BUT USUALLY IT AFFECTS THE ONE THAT’S BEHIND MORE THAN THE GUY THAT’S LEADING THIS SMALL PATH OF CARS >> BILLY BOAT TOLD ME YESTERDAY, YOU CAN GET IN ABOUT THREE CAR LENGTHS BEFORE THE DRAFT STARTS TO MESS UP THE FOLLOWING CAR >> YEAH, THAT’S TRUE AND SOMETIMES, IT’S NOT AS BAD ENTERING THE CORNER, BUT ON THE X OF THE CORNER, IF YOU’RE TIED UP BEHIND THE CAR — >> TROUBLE NOW, A WLAP AGO STEPHAN GREGOIRE CAME BY START/FINISH THREE ABREAST >> HE SLID LOW ON THE TRACK >> HE IS NOT THE LEFT FRONT CORNER OFF THE BLUE STAR BATTERY SPECIAL YOU SEE STEPHAN MOVING AROUND IN THE CAR HE IS OKAY HE HAD A FINE LEAD LAP GOING I DON’T KNOW IF THERE WAS CONTACTED WITH ANOTHER CAR OR NOT HE BRINGS OUT THE FOURTH CAUTION FLAG OF THE NIGHT HERE IN ATLANTA ONE THING THAT WE WERE A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT COMING TO A TRACK THIS FAST BUT EVERY INCIDENT TONIGHT WE HAVE SEEN THE DRIVER CLIMB OUT OF THE CAR AND WALK AWAY >> THAT’S GREAT THAT’S NOT A BLUE DRESS, IT’S A BLUE UNIFORM

BUT I DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO NEED DNA TESTS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT KIND OF STAIN THAT IS ON IT >> KEN BRACK STAYS ON THE LEAD LAP WITH THIS CAUTION FLAG HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED TO STEPHAN IN FRONT OF LAZIER >> LAZIER’S RIGHT ON HIS TAIL AGAIN, BOTH CARS ARE EFFECTIVE HANDLING-WISE LAZIER UNDERNEATH HE JUST GOT OUT OF THE THROTTLE >> DID HE GET UP IN THE MARBLES? >> I THINK HE FELT SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE CAR ANYWAY HE ROLLED OUT OF THE THROTTLE HE WAS UP HIGH SO I’M NOT SURE WHICH HAPPENED FIRST BUT HE DEFINITELY GOT OUT OF IF THROTTLE AND LET LAZIER GO HE PROBABLY SENSED THERE WAS A PROBLEM >> THERE’S A REPORT ON THE RADIO — LET’S FOLLOW UP WITH VINCE >> HE HAD BUDDY LAZIER DOWN UNDERNEATH HIM SO GREGOIRE TRIED TO GO UP HIGH WHEN HE DID, HE GOT UP IN THOSE MARBLES AND JUST LOST IT HE DIDN’T MAKE CONTACT WITH ANYONE BUT HE WAS FEARFUL WITH LAZIER BEING UNDERNEATH TO GET MORE ROOM, HE WENT UPTOP WHEN YOU GET UP INTO THE MARBLES DOING THOSE KINDS OF SPEEDS, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE TROUBLE >> NO QUESTION, VINCE THE MARBLES ARE — THAT PROBLEM’S COMPOUNDED WHEN YOU HAVE TWO MANUFACTURERS, BECAUSE THEY’RE BOTH TRYING TO MAKE THEIR TIRES FASTER THAN EACH OTHER SOMETIMES THEY BECOME A LITTLE SOFTER BECAUSE OF THAT THE SOFTER THE TIRE, THE MORE MARBLE PROBLEM YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE >> THE LAST THREE RACES FOR STEPHAN GREGOIRE, FOURTH AT COLORADO, EIGHTH AT SHAR LOT, FIFTH AT DOVER THIS IS ONLY HIS THIRD DNF IN NINE RACES HE WAS THE SIXTH PLACE CAR AT THE TIME OF THIS CRASH >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA WHERE SCOTT SHARP PULLED OUT OF THE PITS AND HIS CAR STALLED THEY’VE HAD TO PUSH IT ABOUT A DOZEN PIT STALLS BACK UP THE LANE HE HAS LOST A LAP >> THAT’S A TOUGH BREAK THERE WAS A LOT OF CONGESTION IN THE PITS WHEN HE CAME IN GRECO WAS IN THERE SORT OF CROSSWAYS HE GOT OUT OF THE PIT, BUT THEN THE THING DIED >> GRECO WAS FARTHER DOWN THE PIT LANE AND CAME IN THERE’S MARCO GRECO MINUS THE FRONT LEFT WING HE ANGLE-PARKED HZ CAR IN THE PIT INSTEAD OF PARALLEL PARKING IT HAVING TROUBLE GETTING INTO HIS PIT STALL MAY HAVE KNOCKED THAT WING OFF IT >> THAT PARALLEL PARKING CAN BE TOUGH SOMETIMES >> YEAH THERE’S GRECO BACK IN THERE YOU SEE RAW CARBON FIBER, A BRAND NEW FLOEZ FOR MARCO GRECO >> IT TOOK THEM A WHILE TO FIND THAT THING THEY DIDN’T HAVE ONE THEMSELVES THEY HAD TO GO UP AND DOWN THE PIT LANE TO FIND A NOSE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM >> PUT THE LITTLE CAM LOCK SCREWS IN THAT HOLD THAT NOSE IN THERE VINCE IS THERE >> SCOTT SHARP NOW THEY’VE TAKEN THE COWLING OFF YOU CAN SEE THE FRUSTRATION IN SCOTT’S EYES WHAT’S WRONG, DAVID? >> WE DIDN’T ANTICIPATE THIS PROBLEM HAPPENING WE JUST CAME INTO THE PITS EVERYTHING WAS FINE IT WAS A ROUTINE STOP WE WENT TO LEAVE THE PITS AND WE HAD NO GEARS WE JUST GOT THE DELPHI CAR RUNNING WELL WE CAN’T FIND ANY GEARS AT ALL RIGHT NOW >> SHARP WAS RUNNING TOWARDS THE FRONT ALL NIGHT THIS IS CERTAINLY NOT A WAY TO GET TOWARD THE CHAMPIONSHIP >> THIS IS SOMETHING WE DIDN’T NEED TO HAPPEN RIGHT NOW WE’LL HAVE TO WORK AROUND IT >> CERTAINLY NOT THE WAY TO MAKE THE POINT LEAD LAZIER HAS CLIMBED FROM HIS CAR, THE DELTA FAUCET HEMELGARN ENTRY HE CAME AROUND, MADE ONE LAP HAS COME TO A HALT MECHANICS CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE CAR BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE WORKING ON IT TO LOAD IT UP >> WELL, THIS IS TWO OF THE CONTENDERS GOING OUT SIMULTANEOUSLY >> AND TWO CARS THAT HAD A CHANCE IN SHARP’S CASE, A STRONG CHANCE TO WIN THIS RACE TONIGHT >> NOT ONLY WIN THE RACE, BUT THE CHAMPIONSHIP NOW, OBVIOUSLY, IS A BIG CONCERN FOR THE KELLEY TEAM >> SO THERE IS SCOTT SHARP OUT OF THE CAR >> PRETTY FRUSTRATING YOU WORK REAL HARD TO GET THE THING BALANCED AND RUN AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK AND THEN HAVE A MECHANICAL PROBLEM THAT’S ONE OF THE TOUGHEST THINGS FOR THE DRIVER TO ACCEPT >> RALPH, I GUESS YOU HAD A LITTLE JAMUP DOWN AT YOUR END OF PIT ROAD AS WELL >> THIS IS A PRETTY WIDE PIT LANE BUT IT HAS BEEN AWFULLY TRICKY FOR EVERYBODY GETTING OUT OF THEIR PIT STALLS HERE IS SCOTT GOODYEAR WATCH THE CREW IS OUT OUT >> HERE COMES MARCO GRECO THEN YOU STILL GOT KENNY BRACK YOU HAD THREE OR FOUR CARS THERE ALL FIGHTING TO GET IN AND OUT OF THEIR STALLS THE LEAD GUYS HAD A GOOD TIME GETTING OUT THE ONE WHO HAD THE PROBLEM WAS GRECO HE ENDED UP PARKED AT AN ANGLE >> BUZZY LAZIER HAS CLIMBED FROM HIS CAR VINCE IS WITH HIM >> IT’S A LONG RACE STILL 70 LAPS LEFT

BUDDY FELT GOOD ABOUT HIS POSITION ON THE TRACK NOW YOU’RE IN AND OUT OF THE CAR WHAT’S THE DEAL? >> IT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS A TIN CAN ON A SPINDLE HITTING WE’RE DONE FOR THE NIGHT DISAPPOINTING BECAUSE, LIKE YOU SAY, THERE ARE 70 LAPS NEXT I THINK WE’RE IN GOOD POSITION TO ATTACK IT’S AN AMAZINGLY FAST TRACK WE’RE THERE RACING WIDE OPEN IT’S FUN >> FIRST DNF FOR LAZIER SINCE TEXAS IN JUNE AETS’S SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED TO GREGOIRE >> ON THE OUTSIDE LAZIER’S GOT A RUN UNDERNEATH YOU CAN SEE THAT I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE, IF THAT WAS A SHADOW OR SOMETHING COMING OFF THAT TIRE BUT I STILL THINK THERE’S MORE THAN JUST MARBLES THAT CAUSED THIS PROBLEM >> LOOKED AS IF SOMETHING FLEW OFF THE SIDE OF THE CAR IS IT DOWN ALREADY? >> IT’S BLISTERED IT IS DOWN WAY EARLY >> SO RIGHT REAR TIRE — >> I’M GETTING GOOD AT GUESSING ON THESE THINGS >> SENT STEPHAN GREGOIRE INTO THE WALL FOR THE LATEST CAUTION SO DAVEY HAMILTON IS THE NEW LEADER >>> WELCOME BACK GREG RAY JOINS US AFTER HAVING A SPIN AND A TANGLE WITH THE INSIDE WALL IN TURN NUMBER TWO HAS KINDLY COME UP AND JOINED US HERE IN THE BOOTH HOW ABOUT NIGHT RACING HERE? >> NIGHT RACE SG FANTASTIC WE’VE DONE IT AT TRACKS IN DALLAS, CHARLOTTE AND ATLANTA RACING UNDER THE LIGHTS IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO >> DOES THIS TRACK RACE A LOT LIKE TEXAS? YOU WERE FLYING THROUGH TRAFFIC HERE >> THE TRACKS ARE VERY SIMILAR THEY’RE A MILE AND A HALF AND THEY’RE 24, 26 DEGREES OF BANKING THEY ARE DIFFERENT, BUT THEY ARE VERY SIMILAR THE SETUP IS THE SAME, THE DRIVING STYLE IS THE SAME WHERE THE GRIP IS IS DIFFERENT >> WE GOT SOME PRETTY GOOD RACING GOING ON HERE BILLY BOAT, AND THAT’S STEWART DOWN ON THE GRASS INSIDE BILLY BILLY HAD A BIG WIGGLE A SECOND AGO AS GREG WAS TALKING YOU HEARD STEWART BILLY SORT OF TOOK THE AIR OUT OF STEWART’S CAR AND STEWART HAD TO REALLY ROLL ON THE THROTTLE THERE BUT GOOD RACING HERE WE GOT ABOUT EIGHT CARS JUST BATTLING EACH OTHER >> HERE IS JEFF WARD RIGHT IN THERE HE’S FOURTH STEWART’S THIRD SCOTT GOODYEAR IS SECOND ALL YELLOW CARS >> KENNY BRACK, THE WHITE CAR ON THE INSIDE >> NOW, HE’S THE SECOND PLACE CAR REMEMBER, WITH THE CAUTION FLAG, HE GOT TO COME ALL THE WAY AROUND, STAY ON THE LEAD LAP >> WE’RE ONBOARD WITH JEFF WARD RIGHT HERE HE LED EARLY WE HADN’T HEARD MUCH ABOUT HIM THROUGH THE MIDSECTION OF THE RACE BUT HE’S RIGHT THERE RIGHT ON THE RIGHT REAR OF GOODYEAR >> AND JEFF WARD MAKES THE PASS TO PICK UP THIRD PLACE THREE WIDE GOING OFF INTO THAT CORNER >> EDDIE CHEEVER SPLIT THE YELLOW CARS WOW >> THAT’S CHEEVER IN TEAL AND SCOTT SHARP, THE POINT LEADER, BEHIND THE WALL WITH VINCE >> LOOK AT THE BATTLING GOING ON THERE >> NOW THEY’RE GOING TO PUT SCOTT BACK IN THE RACE CAR THEY’VE FIXED UP THE CAR HE’SUST RUNNING TO GET HIS HELMET WE TALKED TO SCOTT A MOMENT AGO ABOUT THE FACT THAT NOW YOU CAN PUSH THE CAR BEHIND THE WALL AND THEN GET BACK OUT AND RUN IT SCOTT HAS RUN TO GET HIS HELMET HE’S GOING TO GET BACK OUT THERE AND STILL STAY IN THE HUNT FOR THE POINTS CHAMPIONSHIP I TALKED TO SCOTT EARLIER IN THE WEEK AND HE STRESSED RELIABILITY WAS THE KEY AT THIS RACE AND THE FOLLOWING TWO EVENTS TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP HE SAID AS MUCH AS SPEED IS A FACTOR, YOU’VE GOT TO GO THE DISTANCE SO EVERY LAP HE TURNS OUT HERE TONIGHT COULD BE A STEP TOWARD THE CHAMPIONSHIP >> SHARP IS IN 17th PLACE 135 LAPS COMPLETED >> THAT’S LUYENDYK IN THE BLACK AND WHITE CAR THERE THERE’S GREAT RACING GOING ON RIGHT NOW >> YEAH, TONY HAS A GREAT CAR OUT THERE TONIGHT, BUT I’M SURE TONY IS THINKING CHAMPIONSHIP AND HE’S NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING TOO RACY >> THESE DRIVER, THEY ALWAYS TALK THAT WAY UNTIL THE GREEN FLAG GOES DOWN, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? >> SO HERE’S LUYENDYK ONE LAP OFF OF THE LEAD INSIDE OF SCOTT GOODYEAR >> THESE GUYS HAVE MADE ADJUSTMENTS ON THESE CARS GOODYEAR DOMINATED THIS THING FOR THREE-QUARTERS OF THE WAY THROUGH NOW THERE’S FOUR OR FIVE CARS THAT ARE JUST DRIVING BY >> KENNY BRACK IS RUNNING SECOND LOOKS LIKE HE’S IN GOOD POSITION TO MAYBE GO FOR THREE IN A ROW >> REALLY IS BUT YOU GOT TO GIVE A LITTLE MENTION TO DAVEY HAMILTON LEADING THIS THING HIS CREW HAS DONE A TREMENDOUS THING HE’S HAD GREAT PIT STOPS AND BEEN BATTLING WITH THOSE GUYS THAT COME IN SECOND OR THIRD AND CAME OUT LEADING AFTER THIS LAST PIT STOP >> FIFTH RACE THAT DAVEY HAMILTON HAS LED THIS YEAR AND FOR MORE ON DAVEY — THERE’S DAVEY HAMILTON YOUR RACE LEADER HERE IS RALPH >> THAT TOM SNEVA’S A PRETTY SMART GUY HE’S EXACTLY RIGHT HERE YOU SEE THIS IS THEIR NEW CHIEF ENGINEER

THAT IS THE GUY THAT IS HELPING THEM OUT SO MUCH IN GETTING THIS CAR RUNNING THE WAY IT S. BUT IT IS REALLY THE TEAM THAT IS MAKING THE DIFFERENCE DOWN HERE BEHIND THE WALL 9.5 AND A 9.3 ON THEIR LAST TWO STOPS EVERY TIME THEY CAME DOWN AND MADE A PIT STOPS, THEY PICKED UP SPOTS OUT OF PIT ROAD THAT’S WHAT YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR DRIVER IN A POSITION TO WIN THIS CREW HAS DONE IT HERE TONIGHT THEY ARE NOW IN A POSITION TO GO OFF AND GET A WIN ALONG WITH THE NEW CHIEF ENGINEER JAMIE GALLAS >> THEY WOULD BE EXCEPT DAVEY HAS GIVEN UP TWO OF THOSE SPOTS AND GONE FROM FIRST TO THIRD BRACK THE LEADER, WARD IN SECOND HAMILTON NOW THIRD AHEAD OF EDDIE CHEEVER SO HERE IS YOUR LEAD BATTLE COMING UP ON A LOT OF TRAFFIC >> WARD IN THE YELLOW CAR JEFF HAS CAUGHT THESE GUYS FROM WAY BACK THAT’S HEAVY TRAFFIC >> NOW, BILLY BOAT JUST AHEAD OF THEM IS ON THE TAIL END OF A LEAD LAP >> TRYING TO HOLD THESE GUYS BACK BUT INSIDE OF WARD, YUD NOOET OH, SO CLOSE TO THE LEFT REAR THIS IS AT 220 MILES AN HOUR >> CLEAR >> HE’S CLEAR ALL RIGHT I MEAN, THIS IS SOME GOOD STUFF THERE HAVE BEEN BATTLES ALL THROUGH THE PACK RIGHT NOW FOR THE FIRST TEN SPOTS THEY’RE JUST BATTLING >> FIRST TIME THAT JEFF WARD HAS LED THIS RACE SINCE LAP 27 155 COMPLETE OF 208 AT LEAST ANOTHER PIT STOP >> WE’RE HEARING THESE GUYS ON THE RADIO, GREG I MENTIONED WHEN YOU WERE STILL ON THE RACETRACK, YOUR CREW WAS TALKING TO YOU — Y WERE RACING WITH BRACK AT THE TIME YOU WERE RIGHT AT THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER A LOT OF TIMES THAT UPSETS A DRIVER HE DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR FROM THE CREW WHEN YOU’RE IN A TIGHT, RACING TRAFFIC BATTLE AND/OR IN THE CORNER >> WELL, HERE AT THIS TRACK, YOU CERTAINLY DON’T WANT TO BE SPOKE TO TOO MUCH, BUT WE WERE LAPPING SO QUICKLY, YOU HAVE TO PICK SOME TIME TO SPEAK SO SOME TIMES BETTER THAN NEVER >> EXACTLY YOU DON’T HAVE TIME YOU CAN’T GET THE SENTENCE OUT IN THE LENGTH OF THESE STRAIGHTAWAYS AT SPEEDS OF 220 MILES AN HOUR >> SAM SCHMIDT MAKES A PIT STOP HIS PIT STOP SEQUENCE HAS BEEN DIFFERENT THAN MOST OF THE OTHER CARS TODAY HE’S RUNNING IN 13th POSITION 0 LAPSE TO GO HERE AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY WHEN THE LEADER COMES BY THAT IS JEFF WARD, THE FORMER MOTORCYCLE CHAMPION >> WELL, BIMY BOAT IN THE GREEN CAR RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM TRYING TO HOLD THESE GUYS BACK HOPING FOR THE YELLOW HE’S JUST AS QUICK AS THE LEADERS RIGHT NOW >> EVEN IF THEY DO PASS BILLY BOAT, HE’LL PROBABLY FALL BACK IN AND GET IN THE DRAFT ALL THE CARS ARE QUICK, BUT ONCE YOU GET IN THE DRAFT, IT IS SO MUCH EASIER TO GO FAST WE COULD RUN STRONG IN THE DRAFT >> YOU’RE LISTENING TO GREG RAY WHO RAN UP FRONT FOR MOST OF THIS RACE ON THE LEAD LAP, EIGHT CARS WARD, BRACK, HAMILTON, CHEEVER, THEN STEWART, GOODYEAR, BOAT — EXCUSE ME, BOAT SEVEN CARS IN THE LEAD LINEUP BOAT ON THE TAIL END >> IT WAS AMAZING WARD CAME RIGHT THROUGH THE FIRST FOUR OR FIVE GUYS GOT TO THE LEAD AND LOOKED LIKE HE WAS GOING TO DRIVE OFF NOW KENNY’S CLOSING THE GAP DAVEY IS RIGHT THERE COMING BACK SO THIS IS FUN STUFF TO WATCH >> THE ONLY CAR RIGHT NOW THAT’S LAPPING FASTER THAN JEFF WARD IS BILLY BOAT AT THE HEAD OF THAT TRAIN AND THAT’S THE HARDEST HE’S WILL TO RACE TONIGHT TO TRY TO STAY AND KEEP THAT GREEN CAR ON THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP >> AGAIN, THIS IS MARCO GRECO WHO HAS BEEN ONE OF THE QUICKER CARS, BUT HAD THE NOSE PROBLEM MADE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS AND NOW IS CAUSING BILLY A LITTLE BIT OF STRESS >> MARCO’S GOING TO GO TWO LAPS DOWN HERE TO THE LEAD >> LOOK AT KENNY LOOKING UNDERNEATH NOW IT IS DAVEY DOWN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK >> HE’S GOING TO SPLIT HIM >> CLEAR >> GOOD MOVE BY DAVEY HAMILTON AGAIN, TRAFFIC’S REAL IMPORTANT GREG, AS YOU KNOW, PLAYING THE TRAFFIC IS A BIG PART OF THE DRIVER’S JOB OUT THERE >> I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, LOOKS LIKE BRACK JUST CAME OFF OF THE THROTTLE THAT’S ALL DAVEY NEEDED TO GO INSIDE AND TAKE THAT SPOT >> HERE IS EDDIE CHEEVER, RUNNING IN FOURTH NOT THAT FAR OFF THE LEAD THERE IS CHEEVER’S TEAL-COLORED CAR >> ONE OF THE QUICKEST CARS ON THE RACETRACK EDDIE HAS BEEN UP AND DOWN ALL NIGHT RIGHT NOW HE’S AS QUICK AS ANYBODY >> FOR MORE ON CHEEVER, HERE’S VINCE >> EDDIE CHEEVER HAS MADE VERY FEW ADJUSTMENTS THEY MADE A TIRE PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT AT ONE POINT DURING THE RACE OTHERWISE THE CAR HAS BEEN GREAT AND HE’S MOVED UP SCOTT SHARP IS OUT OF THE CAR OUT OF THE CAR, INTO THE CAR WHAT’S GOING ON? >> I CAME IN ON PIT STOP PULLED IT OUT OF GEAR WENT TO PUT IT BACK INTO FIRST NO FIRST, NO SECOND IT STALLED SO THEN I PUT IT IN THIRD REALLY REVED IT UP A LOT BUT SO WE THOUGHT WE BROKE A RAIL ON THE GEARBOX

BUT IT MUST BE SOMETHING DEEPER A REAL SHAME THE DELPHI MCI CAR HAS BEEN RELIABLE ALL YEAR IT IS GOING TO HURT UTS IN THE POINTS >> SCOTT SHARP, DONE FOR THE NIGHT >> VINCE, TELL HIM IF HE CAN COAX THAT THING AROUND FOR TWO LAPS, HE CAN GAIN TWO SPOTS BUDDY LAZIER AND ROBBIE UNSER HAVE EACH COMPLETED ONE MORE LAP OR TWO MORE LAPS IN UNSER’S CASE THAN SCOTT SHARP TOUGH NIGHT FOR THE POINT LEADER TOUGH NIGHT FOR SAM SCHMIDT HE HAD JUST MADE A PIT STOP THERE WAS A BIG CLOUD OF SMOKE SO BILLY BOAT GETS THE FREE PASS >>> THE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE WILL HAVE ITS FINALE IN LAS VEGAS, BUT THERE’S A LOT OF GAMBLING GOING ON HERE RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 42 LAPS TO RUN THAT IS VERY CLOSE TO THE OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE FUEL WINDOW, TOM AND A NUMBER OF TEAMS HAVE JUST MADE WA THEY HOPE WILL BE THEIR LAST STOP TONIGHT LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THESE STOPS WARD ON TOP DAVEY HAMILTON AND KENNY BRACK, TOP TO BOTTOM >> TOP THREE GUYS WARD’S IN FIRST STOPPED FIRST BRACK’S THE THIRD ONE TO GET STPED AGAIN, HAMILTON, THE FIRST OUT HE WASN’T THE FIRST TO STOP, BUT HE WAS THE FIRST OUT SO THE STATIONARY TIME FOR THE REEBOK TEAM, THEY GOT GOOD TREAD IN THAT REBOCK >> TONY STEWART GOT PUSHED IN THE GRASS COMING INTO THE PITS LOOKED LIKE IT HELD HIM UP SOME >> IT DID HE WAS ONE OF THE LAST GUYS OF THE LEADERS O COME BACK OUT HE LOST A COUPLE SPOTS >> THERE’S A LOOK AT WHO’S HOT LET’S GET AN UPDATE ON EDDIE CHEEVER >> HE CAME IN FOR A PIT STOP THEY PUT ON THE NEW TIRE, ADDED THE FUEL AND A FRONT WING ADJUSTMENT AS WELL TEAM MANAGER SAYS THEY CAN GO THE DISTANCE ON THE FUEL THEY HAVE DISMORE HAD TO PUT HIS RIGHT SIDE TIRES ON THE GRASS TO AVOID THE COLLISION BETWEEN THE TWO BUT BOTH SOMEHOW GOT OUT CLEANLY CHEEVER BELIEVES THEY CAN WIN THIS RACE >> GOING GREEN >> WE GOT A LITTLE OF RESTART THERE WE GOT ALL THREE GUYS AT THE FRONT IS THE BEST RESTART SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE RACE >> LOOK AT WARD UP HIGH IN THE YELLOW CAR >> KENNY DOWN LOW BOTH THOSE GUYS ARE VERY AGRISIVE ON RESTARTS >> DOWN LOW >> HE’S GOT TO GET IT BACK UP BEFORE HE GETS TO THE MIDDLE OF THAT CORNER >> DAVEY’S GOT HIS HANDS FULL THEY’RE GOING ON BOTH SIDES OF HIM >> THAT’S WHAT HE DID HERE COMES MARK DISMORE UP THE OUTSIDE >> AGAIN, THE GUYS IN FRONT OF HIM ARE BATTLING FOR POSITION IT BLOWS A BIG HOLE IN THE AIR AND JUST GIVES THAT GUY IN THE BACK A GOOD RUN >> NOW, DISMORE, THE SECOND CAR IN LINE IS TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP SO HAMILTON — TROUBLE TURN TWO, BACK STRAIGHTAWAY >> FOUR OR FIVE CARS >> TURN TWO GOING INTO THE WALL IS GRECO INTO THE INSIDE WALL HARD BILLY BOAT IS INVOLVED AND THAT IS GRECO’S CAR ON FIRE A WHEEL GOES ROLLING WITHOUT A RACECAR ONE CAR WENT UPSIDE DOWN THAT’S ROBBIE UNSER AND THAT IS MARCO GRECO’S CAR IN FLAMES HE IS OUT OF THE CAR WALKING AWAY >> THAT’S A GOOD SIGN HE’S OUT >> ROBBIE UNSER CLIMBING OUT BILLY BOAT, CLIMBING OUT >> THERE’S BILLY >> NOW, HE WAS THE DRIVER A COUPLE OF RACES AGO BROKE THE FEMUR, THE LEFT THIGHBONE HE IS OKAY LOOK AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF THAT CAR HE IS NOT >> YOU SEE HIM LIMPING A BIT BUT THAT’S FROM A PREVIOUS CRASH SO IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT’S DAMAGED THE INJURY ANY MORE SEVERE >> IT HA APPEARED A CAR THAT ACTUALLY TURNED UPSIDE DOWN IN TWO >> THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN RUNNING SO CLOSE ALL NIGHT THEY WERE BUNCHED UP ON A RESTART ONE GUY GETS IN TROUBLE AND IT REALLY COMPOUNDS A SITUATION WHEN THEY’RE RUNNING THIS CLOSE ALL NIGHT LONG >> THERE’S CERTAINLY NO ROOM FOR ERROR >> THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN, ROBBIE UNSER AND BILLY BOAT DISCUSSING WHAT HAPPENED ROBBIE’S DOING THE TALKING AND BILLY DOESN’T WANT TO HEAR IT >> DOESN’T LOOK LIKE BILLY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT IT QUITE AS MUCH HE’S SHAKING HIS HEAD I DON’T KNOW BUT THERE HE GOES HE GAVE HIM A LITTLE SHAKE TO ROBBIE, LIKE NO PROBLEM >> THE BEST NEWS IS BILLY’S — I THINK HE’S WALKING A LITTLE BETTER THAN HE DOES WITH THE CANE BUT HE IS OKAY THAT’S THE BIG THING >> YOU HAVE A LITTLE ADRENALINE FLOW WHEN YOU GET INVOLVED IN THESE SITUATIONS >> NOW, THERE’S — NOW THERE’S ROBBIE TALKING TO MARCO GRECO AND MARCO MAKING THE MOTION AS

IF ROBBIE CHOPPED DOWN ON HIM >> FEELS LIKE THERE MIGHT BE A LITTLE DISAGREEMENT ON HOW THAT THING STARTED OH, BILLY THERE’S BILLY BOAT HE DOESN’T LIKE GRECO, HOW HE WAS INVOLVED IN THAT SITUATION HE’S GIVING MARCO AN EARFUL >> WELL, LOOK AT ROBBIE UNSER HE WASN’T SURE THAT BILLY BOAT WAS EXACTLY CORRECT ON HIS VIEW OF THAT ACCIDENT SO IT ISN’T OVER YET >> GET GOT EVERYBODY ON ON THE SPEEDWAY IN THIS DISCUSSION EXCEPT EVANDER >> THERE’S A.J. FOYT IN THE SCORING STAND HE’S TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED OUT THERE >> AND AGAIN, VARYING VIEWS ON WHAT HAPPENED AMONG THE THREE DRIVERS INVOLVED ROBBIE UNSER, BILLY BOAT, MARCO GRECO ALL THREE ARE OKAY >> THAT’S ROBBIE UNSER IN THE YELLOW >> IT’S POSSIBLE THAT STEVE KNAPP WAS INVOLVED THAT CAR HAS NOT COME AROUND THE SPEEDWAY >> ROBBIE’S A LOT LIKE HIS DAD, BOBBY LIKES TO TALK QUITE A BIT THERE’S SOME SITUATIONS WHERE THE LESS YOU SAY, THE BETTER OFF YOU ARE >> THAT’S GENERALLY THE CASE >> SO EVERYBODY WILL GET THE RIDE BACK TO THE PITS INTO THE CARE CENTER TO BE CHECKED OVER VINCE? >> DOWN HERE WITH DANE HART, CHIEF MECHANIC FOR ROBBIE UNSER DID YOU GET SOME COMMUNICATION ON THE RADIO WITH ROBBIE AS TO WHAT MIGHT HAVE OCCURRED OUT THERE? >> I GUESS IT WASN’T TEAM CHEEVER’S NIGHT ESPECIALLY FOR ROBBIE EDDIE’S HAVING A GOOD RACE ROBBIE JUST GOT CAUGHT UP WITH SOME TRAFFIC WE WENT 20 LAPS DOWN BECAUSE OF A FUEL PROBLEM I GUESS IT’S JUST NOT OUR NIGHT >> DID ROBBIE GIVE ANY INDICATION AS TO WHETHER HE GOT CAUGHT UP IN IT OR MAYBE SOMEONE CAME INTO HIM, HOW IT OCCURRED? >> HE CAME ON THE RADIO AND SAID THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT IN FRONT OF HIM AND HE JUST COULDN’T AVOID IT YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU’RE HAVE AGO BAD NIGHT, YOU JUST — THAT’S JUST RACING, I GUESS >> NOT ROBBIE UNSER’S NIGHT TONIGHT LET’S SEE THE CAR OWNER, EDDIE CHEEVER HAS A BETTER FINISH >> WELL, FOLKS, WE’LL LET YOU MAKE UP YOUR OWN MINDS LET’S SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED >> THAT’S BILLY BOAT IN THE GREEN CAR TRYING TO GET AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF GRECO HE JUST DOESN’T CLEAR HIM THEY TOUCHED WHEELS LOOK AT IT IT VAULTED GRECO INTO THE AIR BUT THAT’S A TOUGH ONE BILLY, I THINK, THOUGHT HE WAS CLEAR OF HIM AND HE WASN’T THEY JUST TOUCHED WHEELS AND THAT STARTED THE CHAIN REACTION A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON BEHIND THESE TWO RIGHT NOW >> NOW, VERY HARD TO TELL FROM THAT ANGLE AS A.J. FOYT IS LOOKING ON, AS WE ARE, WHETHER BILLY BOAT CAME DOWN OR WHETHER GRECO CAME UP HARD TO SAY >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA MIKE JOY WITH TOM SNEVA AND GREG RAY HAS JOINED US IN THE BOOTH THREE CARS ELIMINATED IN THIS BACK STRETCH CRASH COMING OUT OF TURN NUMBER TWO BILLY BOAT IS TRYING TO LAP THE RED CAR OF MARCO GRECO WATCH THE WHITE MARKS ON THE ASPHALT MAY HELP GIVE YOU SOME INDICATION AS TO WHETHER THE DRIVERS ARE ON THE WIDTH OF THE SPEEDWAY >> AGAIN, BILLY ON THE OUTSIDE THE CAR IS WIGGLING A LITTLE BIT HE FEELS THAT I THINK THAT HE GETS BY THEY’RE EXITING THE CORNER IT’S A TOUGH ONE THEY DON’T CLEAR EACH OTHER I DON’T KNOW IF BILLY MIGHT NOT HAVE GIVEN HIM ENOUGH ROOM OR THOUGHT HE WAS A LITTLE FARTHER ON AND BY HIM >> AND THERE’S ROBBIE UNSER WHO TAKES THE BIG SLIDE AND TURNS OVER >> WOW, THAT THING IS ALMOST ON ITS HEAD, BUT IT RIGHTS ITSELF >> ROBBIE BUHL SNEAKS BY ON THE BOTTOM, DODGES A FEW ERRANT WHEELS >> HE MIGHT HAVE HAD HIS EYES CLOSED THERE FOR A WHILE >> A.J. FOYT IS THE CAR OWNER WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> WELL, YOU SEEN HIM GOING BY THE OUTSIDE THE OTHER GUY’S THREE OR FOUR LAPS DOWN I DON’T KNOW WHAT HE’S RACING THAT HARD FOR BILLY DROVE HARD, CONSISTENT TO GET LAP BACK IT IS ONE OF THE MISFORTUNE THINGS MAKES YOU SICK TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPEN >> I SAW YOU SMUEL A BIT WHEN BILLY WAS TALKING TO GRECO YOU LIKE THE SPUNK OF YOUR DRIVER >> I LIKE THE SPUNK BUT WHAT I SMILED ABOUT HE’S JUST NOW GETTING OVER INJURIES, HE’S NOT HURT THANK GOD FOR THAT NOBODY WAS HURT THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING THAT’S RACING ACCIDENTS HAPPEN BUT AS LONG AS NOBODY GETS HURT, THAT MAKES ME HAPPY >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THE CAR YOU STILL GOT IN THE RACE IS KENNY BRACK IN GOOD POSITION TO GO WITH TIRES AND FUEL >> WE’RE FINE WITH FUEL WE’RE NOT HANDLING THE WAY WE WANT TO DON’T COUNT HIM OUT YET >> A.J. HASN’T LOST HIS FOCUS HE’S GOT ONE MORE CAR TO WIN >> POLE SITTER WITH FIRST WIN HERE IN ATLANTA A.J. FOYT BEEN FEAST OR FAMINE FOR BILLY BOAT THIS YEAR POLE AT INDY, BLEW UP

WON AT TEXAS, POLE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE >>> WELCOME BACK TO ATLANTA WHERE CLEANUP CONTINUES ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY FROM A FOUR-CAR INCIDENT NOW, THE CAR THAT WAS SLIDING ALONG THE WALL ON THE BACK STRETCH WAS NOT ROBBIE UNSER THAT WAS THE NUMBER 18 OF STEVE KNAPP THAT WAS UP AND IN THE WALL AND LOST A COUPLE OF WHEELS UNSER’S CAR SLID DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK, INSIDE OF THE RACETRACK AND STOPPED LET’S SHOW YOU THIS ONE MORE TIME IT WAS STEVE KNAPP AND NOT ROBBIE UNSER THE YELLOW CAR THAT WAS UP AND ON THE OUTSIDE RETAINING WALL HERE IS BILLY BOAT PASSING MARCO GRECO >> THIS IS WHERE IT STARTS THESE TWO GET TOGETHER BILLY THINKS HE’S BY THEY’RE NOT QUITE BY THE AIR OFF THESE CARS WILL MAKE THEM BOBBLE OR JUMP AROUND A BIT SO YOU GOT TO GIVE EACH OTHER ROOM IT IS TOUGH AT SPEED HE LAUNCHES GRECO NOW, THEY’RE JUST HANGING ON NOW, THERE’S A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON BEHIND THIS THAT WE DON’T QUITE SEE YET FROM THIS ANGLE >> THERE’S GRECO TO THE INSIDE WALL NOW THERE’S KNAPP >> THERE’S KNAPP >> S, UNCONSCIOUSER IS BACKWARDS ON THE RACETRACK BUT IS IT KNAPP THAT GOES DOWN ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND FLIPS IT BACK OVER >> YOU SEE THE PARTS AND PIECES JUST FLY OFF THIS CAR >> GOOD THING, HELPS DISSIPATE THE ENERGY >> THAT’S WHAT IT’S DESIGNED TO DO >> AND VINCE CAN UPDATE US FROM THE HOSPITAL AREA VINCE? >> WELL, MARCO GRECO, ROBBIE UNSER, BILLY BOAT ALL WALKED IN UNDER THEIR OWN POWER STEVE KNAPP WAS BROUGHT IN ON A STRETCHER MARCO GRECO IS GETTING READY TO COME OUT HERE ON THE GOLF CART SO LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET A QUICK WORD WITH MARCO AS TO EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED MARCO, EXPLAIN TO US WHAT OCCURRED OUT THERE? >> I DON’T KNOW I JUST KNOW THAT MY SPOT SAYS BILLY BOAT IS COMING OUTSIDE SO LET HIM GO OUTSIDE I TRY TO KEEP MY INSIDE THEN SUDDENLY SOMEBODY TOUCHES SOMETHING AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SAY THAT >> DID BOAT COME DOWN ON YOU? >> I CANNOT SAY THAT IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SAY ONLY SEEING THE VIDEOTAPE I DON’T KNOW >> ANY INDICATION AS TO WHETHER STEVE KNAPP WAS OKAY? >> YEAH HE SEEMS OKAY HE’S AWAKE, BUT THE REST, I DON’T KNOW I CAN’T SAY BUT HE SEEMS OKAY >> GLAD THAT YOU MADE IT OUT OKAY AS WELL, MARCO WE’LL FOLLOW UP WITH STEVE KNAPP AND OTHERS AS THEY COME OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AREA >> THAT’S GOOD NEWS FROM THE CARE CENTER AREA >> WELL, IT REALLY IS STEVE TOOK A REAL TOUGH SHOT AT DOVER PUT HIM OUT OF A RACE WITH A CONCUSSION OR A RACE OR SO IT IS TOUGH SLEDDING OUT THERE IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO GET OVER THAT EDGE >> FOR THE CARS THAT REMAIN, THERE IS THE RACE LEADER JEFF WARD DAVEY HAMILTON RIGHT BEHIND BRACK, CHEEVER STEWART, GOODYEAR ARE THE LEAD LAP CARS LET AN UPDATE ON THE RACE LEADER FROM RALPH >> THE THING THAT MIGHT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE FOR JEFF WARD HERE TONIGHT IS TIRES CHIEF MECHANIC MITCH DAVIS ON THE LAST STOP DECIDED TO GO WITH STICKER TIRES AND NOT SCUFF TIRES THEY FEEL THAT STICKER TIRES ARE JUST AS QUICK AS THE SCUFFS, BUT THEY LAST LONGER THEY FEEL THEY COULD MAKE THEIR LAST STOP ON THIS SET OF STICKERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THEM ALL THE WAY TO THE FINISH WARD IS CONSIDERED ARGUABLY THE GREATEST TO EVER SWING HIS LEG OVER A MOAT MOTOCROSS BIKE HE’S ONLY IN HIS TENTH PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE EVENT HE MIGHT END UP A WINNER HERE TONIGHT >> EDDIE CHEEVER COMES TO PIT ROAD >> THERE’S REAL CONCERN HERE IT MIGHT BE THEIR LAST STOP, BUT THEY’VE HAD TO RUN THROUGH A LOT OF DEBRIS AS THEY’RE GETTING THE WRECKS CLEANED UP, MIKE CHEEVER’S IN HE’S GOING TO CHANGE TIRES I DON’T KNOW ABOUT WARD AND SOME OF THE OTHER LEADERS, IF THEY THINK THERE’S ENOUGH DEBRIS OUT THERE AND MAYBE NEED TO CHANGE BUT EDDIE’S FIRST IN, FIRST OUT SO IF THEY DECIDE TO COME, HE’S GOING TO GO TO THE FRONT OF THE PACK >> ALSO, THIS WILL ERASE ANY QUESTION OF WHETHER THERE’S ENOUGH FUEL TO GO THE DISTANCE YOU HEARD A.J. FOYT SAY THAT BRACK HAD ENOUGH FUEL, BUT A.J HAS SAID THAT BEFORE THERE WAS THE COMPUTER THROWING INCIDENT AT INDY BILLY BOAT RAN OUT OF FUEL TWO LAPS FROM THE FINISH AT LORADO KENNY WENT TO VICTORY LANE ON FUMES AND A FEW YEARS AGO, AT NAZARETH IN A C.A.R.T. RACE, EDDIE CHEEVER WAS DRIVING FOR A.J. AND WAS LEADING THE RACE AND RAN OUT OF FUEL WITH JUST THAN A HANDFUL OF LAPS TO GO WITH CHEEVER COMING IN, THERE ARE SEVEN CARS ON THE LEAD LAP CHEEVER WAS FOURTH HE’LL BE SEVENTH WILL SOME OF THE OTHER LEADERS COME PIT SIDE BEFORE WE GO BACK TO GREEN? THAT’S THE QUESTION RIGHT NOW >> TALK’S PRETTY CHEAP FROM THE PITS UNDER YELLOW THERE’S A LOT OF PSYCHOLOGY GOING ON IF I LEARNED ONE THING, IT WAS THAT A.J. FOYT WAS THE KING OF PSYCHOLOGY WHEN IT CAME TO DRIVERS AND OWNERS IN RACING >> LET ME ASK GREG RAY YOU’RE IN THIS POSITIO, WOULD YOU RATHER COME IN AND HAVE

ENOUGH GAS TO GO THE DISTANCE OR THK YOU DO, HOPE YOU DO? >> WELL, I THINK ALL THE CARS CAME IN WITH ABOUT 50 OR 60 LAPS TO GO, GOT FUEL AND TIRES W. THE TWO YELLOW, I THINK FOR SURE THEY HAVE ENOUGH FUEL THE BIG QUESTION NOW, CERTAINLY WITH ALL THE DEBRIS ON THE BACK STRAIGHT, IS IF ANYBODY PICKED UP DEBRIS IF ANYBODY COMES IN, IT WILL BE JUST FOR TIRES TO HAVE THAT PIECE OF INSURANCE >> OKAY SEVEN CARS ON THE LEAD LAP 180 LAPS NEXT TIME BY THAT WILL LEAVE US 28 LAPS LEFT TO RUN SO JEFF WARD LEAVES DAVEY HAMILTON BRACK, STEWART, GOODYEAR, CHEEVER AND DISMORE >> I THINK NIGHT RACING IS SPECTACULAR FORUM ANY SPORT, EVERYTHING LOOKS BRIGHTER, THE COLORS LOOK MORE VIBRANT THE SPEEDS WE’RE RUNNING, THE REFLECTIONS OFF THE CARS REALLY ENHANCES RACING EXCITING FOR THE SPECTATORS TO COME OUT AT NIGHT FEELS LIKE YOU’RE IN A SHOW ON THE HEAT OF THE DAY, IT IS MORE GRUELING ON THE FAMILY IT IS A TREND AND BUILD PROBABLY MORE TRACKS I REALLY ENJOYED MY MOTORCYCLE RACING AT NIGHT SEEMS MORE I LIKE TO SIT IN TRAFFIC I ALWAYS LOOK AT IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU BUT, OTHER PEOPLE DON’T SEE IT THAT WAY (LAUGHTER, HORNS HONKING) LIGHTEN UP. JUST LIGHTEN UP. YOU KNOW, WE’RE ALL STUCK IN THIS WORLD TOGETHER. MAKE IT HAPPY, YOU KNOW I DON’T MIND SITTING IN TRAFFIC AS LONG AS I GET CHEVRON WITH TECHRON I FEEL GREAT NO MATTER WHERE I AM MAKE YOUR CAR FEEL GREAT USE CHEVRON WITH TECHRON IT’S A PARTY IT’S LIKE A TAGATE PARTY CH FIRST, I TAKE A CORE SAMPLE NEXT, I EXAMINE THE STRATA AND THEN, I DIGEST THE FINDINGS! CHOCOLATE, PEANUT BUTTER, AND A COOKIE ERE’S NO WRONG WAY TO EAT A REESE’S CRUNCHY COOKIE CUP >>> WELCOME BACK TO TNN’S COVERAGE OF THE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE GREG RAY HAS JOINED US HIGH BUFB THE SPEEDWAY LET’S JOIN VINCE ONCE AGAIN FROM THE HOSPITAL AREA >> ROBBIE UNSER, BOY, IT HAS BEEN AN EVENTFUL NIGHT HUH THE HOT SEAT YOU HAD TO JUMP OUT OF IT YOU WERE RIGHT BEHIND IT ALL EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED >> BEST I CAN TELL, IS BOAT AND GRECO GOT TOGETHER I DON’T WANT TO COMMENT ON WHO HIT WHO I DON’T KNOW IF I’M VERY SURE I KNOW THAT THEY GOT TOGETHER I CHECKED UP, SLOWED DOWN AND, UNFORTUNATELY, STEVE, I KNOW HE DIDN’T HAVE ANY WARNING AND HE GOT INTO ME AND WENT OVER I THINK HE GOT SOME AIR BECAUSE I SAW THE CAR COME OVER ME BUT IT’S SAD BECAUSE BOTH MYSELF AND STEVE I DON’T THINK NEEDED TO BE IN IT AND WE WERE OBVIOUSLY RACING AND HE WAS CLOSE AND I DON’T THINK IT WAS HIS FAULT THERE’S JUST NOT ENOUGH ROOM AND THINGS HAPPEN TOO FAST >> BEEN AN EVENTFUL NIGHT FOR ROBBIE UNSER, BUT THANKFULLY HE’LL BE ON HIS FEET TONIGHT AND WE’LL SEE HIM IN TEXAS, ROBBIE UNSER >> SO 27 LAPS ARE LEFT TO RUN 26, AS THEY COME BY JEFF WARD SEEKING HIS FIRST PEP BOYS IRL WIN >> ROBBIE BROUGHT UP A GOOD POINT WE SEE A LOT IN THE NASCAR RACES SOMETHING HAPPEN, ONE GUY CHECKS UP, THE NEXT GUY IN LINE CAN’T SEE I. NOW WE’VE GOT SUCH GOOD RACING IN THE IRL SEASON, SAME THING COULD HAPPEN >> WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO TO

IMPROVE THAT CAR? >> THEY’VE GOT A BIT OF A VIBRATION ON THIS MACHINE SO THE CREW CHIEF IS CHANGING THE TIRES AND PUT STICKERS ALL THE WAY AROUND THEY COMPLETE THE PIT STOP AND SEND THEIR MAN BACK OUT INTO THE RACE >> THAT WILL PUT HIM IN SIXTH PLACE SIX CARS NOW SHOW ON THE LEAD LAP ONE LAP DOWN, MARK DISMORE IN SEVENTH AND ARIE LUYENDYK, EIGHT TWO LAPS BACK MICHNER IN NINTH THREE LAPS DOWN THE BUHL IN TENTH THEN BILLY BOAT, MARCO GRECO, KNAPP OUT OF THE RACE THROUGH 14th POSITION HERE ARE THE POINTS AND THE POSITIONS THEY’RE RUNNING RIGHT NOW >> THIS WILL BE INTERESTING JEFF CAN BRING THIS THING HOME WE’RE GOING TO CLOSE THE GAP HERE A LITTLE BIT IN THIS POINT BATTLE >> ONE TO GO WE’LL GO BACK TO GREEN TO HOPEFULLY RUN THE FINAL 25, 24 LAPS, IT WILL BE HERE IN ATLANTA TONIGHT NICE CROWD ON HAND FOR THE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE DEBUT AT ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY ON PIT LANE, ROBBIE BUHL BUHL IS THREE LAPS BACK IN TENTH PLACE HE IS ON A LAP BY HIMSELF GOING TO GET A TOPOFF OF FUEL AND FRESH TIRES FOR THIS FINAL RUN >> WE SEE THERE WARD’S BEEN REAL COMPETITIVE IN A LOT OF RACES, JUST HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO GET IT DONE IN THE LAST COUPLE, EVEN THOUGH HE’S BEEN ONE OF THE QUICKER CARS I THINK HE LIKES HIS POSITION WHERE HE’S AT RIGHT NOW >> SO WARD IS YOUR RACE LEADER, DAVEY HAMILTON, KENNY BRACK, TONY STEWART, WHO CAME FROM 25th STARTING SPOT DISMAL QUALIFYING RUN >> LED THE RACE, THOUGH >> DON’T COUNT EDDIE CHEEVER OUT STEWART KEPT HIS RECORD INTACT OF LEADING EVERY RACE THIS YEAR >> AGAIN, RESTARTS PRETTY IMPORTANT THEY’VE LET THE PACE CAR GET AWAY AGAIN IT GIVES THE LEADER A BIG ADVANTAGE I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THESE GUYS GIVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH ROOM OUT THERE >> JEFF WARD GOT A REALLY GOOD START HERE >> HE JUST ABOUT PUT A LAP ON THE PACE CAR BEFORE IT GOT TO PIT ROAD WE’RE BACK UNDER GREEN >> AGAIN, DISMORE LET HIM GET AWAY A BIT MORE LOOK AT THIS DAVEY HAMILTON AND KENNY BRACK KENNY BRACK’S NOT WAITING AROUND >> KENNY BRACK GOES TO SECOND PLACE BUT HE’S GOT A WAYS TO GO TO CATCH JEFF WARD >> YOU CAN SEE DAVEY RUNNING THROUGH SOME OF THE OIL ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY SO THERE’S STILL SOME STUFF OUT THERE >> THESE GUYS KNOW THERE’S 23 LAPSE TO GO SO THEY’RE GOING TO BE STANDING ON IT NOW >> THEY CAN’T WAIT AROUND A LITTLE BIT BUT WARD DEFINITELY GOT A JUMP DISMORE AGAIN WAS DOWN A LITTLE BIT BUT HE JUST DIDN’T GET OFF VERY GOOD >> THERE’S A LOOK BACK AT YOUR SECOND PLACE CAR AND HAMILTON THERE THIRD WITH THE REEBOK MACHINE FOURTH IS TONY STEWART STEWART IS A WAYS BACK A COUPLE OF LAP CARS SEPARATE HIM FROM HAMILTON >> WE’RE LOOKING AT BRACK HE’S THE FASTEST CAR ON THE RACETRACK RIGHT NOW ACTUALLY, DISMORE’S JUST AS QUICK BUT BEING DOWN THE LAP >> DISMORE IN SEVENTH PLACE THAT IS, ONE LAP DOWN AND AT ONE TIME, HE WAS THREE LAPS DOWN SO HE’S MADE TWO OF THOSE LAPS UP ON CAUTION FLAGS >> AGAIN, DISMORE HAD THE BAD RESTART BUT HE’S TRYING TO GET THE LAP BACK IT LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOT SOMETHING FOR WARD RIGHT NOW >> GREG RAY, IF YOU’RE JEFF WARD DO YOU LET HIM GO? >> YOU DON’T LET ANYBODY GO YOU JUST HAVE TO STAND ON IT THE REASON WHY HE’S GETTING — LIKE I SAID, SO MUCH EASIER TO BE IN THE DRAFT HAVE YOU TO PIGGYBACK, BUT YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR HIM TO GO >> ACTUALLY, DISMORE BEING THERE THAT’S HELPING JEFF WARD, I HE’S GOT A PARTNER THERE? >> NOT REALLY IT DOESN’T HELP THE LEAD CAR >> OKAY WARD’S LAST LAP, 220.9 KENNY BRACK’S LAST LAP WAS A MILE AN HOUR QUICKER >> HAMILTON WAS 222 SO THEY’RE ALL RUNNING QUICK DISMORE WANTS Y BAD AND WARD DOESN’T WANT THAT TO HAPPEN >> ROBBIE BUHL MAY HAVE LOST AN ENGINE THERE’S A LOT OF THAT SMOKE OUT THE TAILPIPE AND HE DROPS TO THE INSIDE OF THE RACETRACK LOOKS LIKE WE’RE GOING TO STAY GREEN ON THIS ONE >> THE MENARD TEAM HAS HAD A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH MOTORS THIS WEEK THEY WEREN’T HAPPY WITH THEIR QUALIFYING STUFF THEY HAVE SPECIAL QUALIFYING MOTORS THEY SORT OF FELL FLAT ON THEM NOW THEY GOT A RELIABILITY PROBLEM WITH THEIR RACE MOTOR >> BUHL WAS IN TENTH PLACE LOOKS LIKE DAVEY HAMILTON’S CLOSING IN ON KENNY BRACK

>> THAT WILL BE THAT BATTLE FOR SECOND ONCE AGAIN THE ORANGE CAR’S HAMILTON PEARL WHITE CAR IS KEN BRACK >> WE GOT STEWART WHO IS A LITTLE BIT HAUF BUT EDDIE CHEEVER IS ONE OF THE QUICKEST CARS IN THE RACETRACK BACK IN THAT FIFTH SPOT >> IN FACT, CHEEVER IS CLOSING NOW ON STEWART GET AN UPDATE ON ROBBIE BUHL, HERE’S VINCE >> TALKED TO JOHN MENARD, TEAM OWNER, ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT HE BROKE A MOTOR JOHN INDICATED A WATER LINE NOW HE’S HAVING CONVERSATION ON THE RADIO WITH ROBBIE BUHL WHAT’S ROBBIE SAYING TO YOU? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, WE’RE NOT SURE WHAT WENT WRONG EXACTLY WE THINK SOME WATER — A WATER LINE OR SOMETHING BROKE WE’VE BEEN WATCHING IT ALL THE TIME HE SAID THE CAR FELT GREAT >> NOT GOING TO BE A FINISHER TONIGHT, THOUGH, ROBBIE BUHL GETTING OUT OF THE CAR >> GOOD TO HEAR FROM JOHN MENARD HE HASN’T BEEN TO THE LAST FEW RACES WE’RE GLAD TO SEE HIM BACK AT THE TRACK >> HOW ABOUT THIS BATTLE? EDDIE CHEEVER MOVES BACK UP TO FOURTH AHEAD OF STEWART HERE COMES GOODYEAR ON THE INSIDE YOU’RE RIDING WITH HIM >> GOODYEAR HAS CLOSED THE GAP THEY’VE ALL CLOSED UP ON STEWART >> GOODYEAR WAS THE ONLY CAR TO PIT HE’S WORKED HIS WAY THROUGH ALL THAT LAP TRAFFIC RIGHT THERE WITH THE LEADERS >> THAT WAS A DOOR SLAM RIGHT THERE >> WELL, I DON’T THINK IT WAS OPEN FAR ENOUGH FOR SCOTT — >> I THOUGHT IT WAS >> YOU LOSE THAT MOMENTUM, TOM, THAT YOU TALKED ABOUT ALL NIGHT UP FRONT, THERE’S BRACK RIGHT THERE GOING FOR THREE IN A ROW >> THERE HE GOES, YEAH >> I DON’T KNOW IF THE WIND OFF BRACK’S CAR JUST BLEW WARD TO THE OP OF THE TRACK >> LAST COUPLE OF LAPS WARD’S BEEN STRUGGLING >> BRACK PUTS HIMSELF IN POSITION TO WIN HIS THIRD PEP BOYS IRL RACE IN A ROW NOBODY’S DONE THAT AS HE MOVES UNDERNEATH RAUL BOESEL AND IF HE WINS TONIGHT, THAT’S TWO-THIRDS OF THE MCI PEP BOYS $1 MILLION >> KENNY DOES A GOOD JOB THIS GUY USES HIS HEAD HE’S NOT THE KIND OF GUY THAT THINKS HE HAS TO LEAD EVERY LAP THE LAST FEW RACES, HE DOESN’T GET TO THE FRONT TILL THE VERY END THAT’S WHEN HE STARTS PRESSING THE BUTTONS JUST A LITTLE BIT TIGHTER >> SO KENNY BRACK OUT FRONT WITH 13 TO GO HERE’S CHEEVER TRYING TO HOLD OFF TONY STEWART >> WE’RE NOT SURE WHAT’S HAPPENING TO STEWART BUT THE BALANCE HAS GONE OFF JUST A LITTLE BIT GOODYEAR’S RIGHT BEHIND HIM >> WARD’S TIME IS REALLY FALLING OFF NOW HE’S RUNNING 209 THE GUYS BEHIND HIM WILL CATCH HIM IN A HURRY NOW >> I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S A MOTOR PROBLEM OR A TIRE PROBLEM BASED ON THAT DEBRIS A LOT OF TIMES YOU GET A SLOW LEAK AND IT WON’T SHOW UP FOR A WHILE TAKES SOME TIME FOR THE AIR LEAK OUT TO AFFECT THE HANDLING >> TONY STEWART BACK TO FOURTH PLACE REPASSES CHEEVER >> AGAIN, YOU MIGHT HAVE A GOOD, BALANCED RACE CAR WHEN YOU’RE BY YOURSELF, YOU GET IT IN BETWEEN CARS AND YOU’VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A LOOSE PROBLEM OR A LITTLE BIT OF A PUSH PROBLEM IT WILL BE COMPOUNDED SEVERELY BY THE TURBULENCE >> THERE’S CHEEVER AGAIN AND HE WAS STUCK RIGHT UP THERE UNDER STEWART WITH THE D.O.T CALLS THE NO ZONE >> SET TO GO, SET TO GO >> THAT REAL TURBULENCE ZONE >> KEN BRACK IS RUNNING ALL BY HIMSELF AND HE’S THE FASTEST CAR ON THE RACETRACK BESIDES DISMORE PRETTY GOOD FOR BRACK RIGHT NOW >> THAT’S A GOOD SIGN BUT THERE’S STILL SOME REAL QUESTIONMARKS ABOUT SOME OF THESE OTHER POSITIONS STEWART HANT GIVEN UP ON CHEEVER >> REMEMBER STEWART LOOKING TO COME INTO THAT IRL POINT CHASE NINE LAPS TO GO AND IF HE CAN GET PAST EDDIE CHEEVER, THAT’S A FEW MORE POINTS BRACK LEADING, HAMILTON SECOND, WARD THIRD, CHEEVER FOURTH AND CLOSING ON WARD HE IS EIGHTH MILES AN HOUR FASTER THAN JEFF WARD, THE LAST LAP >> JEFF, I’M NOT SURE WHAT’S HAPPENED, IF THE MOTOR’S GONE SOUR A LITTLE BIT OR WHAT >> CAUGHT HIM, PASSED HIM SO EDDIE CHEEVER’S UP FOR THIRD PLACE NOW TONY STEWART >> CAR LOW >> YOU GOT ALL THE YELLOW CARS TOGETHER NOW >> CAR LOW >> RADIO SAYS JEFF WARD’S VERY, VERY LOOSE ON THE IN-CAR RADIO SEVEN LAPS TO GO >> SEVEN LAPS GO LANG ON YOU’RE DOING FINE >> SO WARD NOW BACK TO SIXTH PLACE >> I LIKE THOSE CREW GUYS JUST HANG ON LIKE■ IT’S REAL EASY TO HANG ON WHEN THE THING’S TRYING TO BITE YOU REAL BAD >> THAT’S UNFORTUNATELY FOR MARK DISMORE HE’S RUNNING IN PLACE BUT HE’S TURNING 222 MILE AN HOUR LAPS >> FASTEST CAR ON THE RACETRACK BUT AGAIN, YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO

GIVE UP A LAP ANYWHERE IN THIS KIND OF CONTEST >> JEFF WARD TRYING TO HANG ON NOW WHEN A LITTLE BIT AGO IT LOOKED AS IF VICTORY COULD BE IN SIGHT FOR THE FORMER MOTOR CROSS CHAMP >> THAT’S GOODYEAR AND STEWART RIGHT TOGETHER GOODYEAR’S PUTTING MORE PRESSURE THAN STEWART WANTS TO FEEL RIGHT NOW >> YOU’RE RIDING WITH SCOTT GOODYEAR FIVE TO GO KENNY BRACK LOOKING FOR THAT $1 MILLION BONUS IF HE WINS HERE AND IF HE WINS AT LAS VEGAS, HE WILL BREAK THE BANK AND SO WILL SOME LUCKY FAN >> BUY YOU A LOT OF SWEDISH MASSAGES >> THAT WOULD BE A PRETTY GOOD BET CAN ONE GUY WIN A MILLION IN THREE SELECTED RACES IN A CIRCUIT AS COMPETITIVE AS THIS ONE? >> MOST OF US DON’T GAMBLE, SO — >> I KNOW YOU DON’T >> I’M SURE MCI HAS A GOOD INSURANCE COMPANY BACKING THAT $1 MILLION KENNY BRACK’S CERTAINLY SHOWING HE HAS THE BUSINESS TO GET IT DONE >> IF THEY DON’T, THAT’S A LOT OF LONG DISTANCE CALLS TO MAKE THAT ONE UP HERE IS SCOTT GOODYEAR ON THE OUTSIDE OF STEWART STEWART CAME FROM 25th TO THE LEAD AND HE IS NOW IN FIFTH PLACE GOODYEAR MOVES UP TO FOURTH >> ACTUALLY, WE’VE GOT GOODYEAR IN FOURTH, BUT DAVEY HAMILTON CRUISING IN SECOND IS ACTUALLY CLOSING THE GAP JUST A LITTLE BIT >> CATCHING KENNY BRACK IS ONE THING PASSING HIM IS ANOTHER >> THAT’S RIGHT WITH FOUR OR FIVE LAPS TO GO HE’S GOT A COUPLE SECONDS >> HE’S A MILE AN HOUR FASTER CHEEVER’S LAST LAP WAS FOUR MILES AN HOUR OFF PACE BUT HE STILL HAS A BIT OF GAP TO WORK WITH >> TWO TO GO, TONY TWO TO GO >> THAT’S LARRY CURRY DIDN’T SOUND THAT EXCITED ABOUT THAT CONVERSATION WITH HIS DRIVER >> FROM WHERE THEY STARTED THE NIGHT, IT’S NOT GOING TO BE A BAD FINISH FOR TONY STEWART >> THEY’VE GOT TO BE HAPPEN WE THAT THEY’RE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AND THEY HAVE THE FINISH >> DAVEY’S RIGHT THERE WE’RE TALKING HALF A DOZEN CAR LENGTHS >> DAVEY HAMILTON, AFTER FOUR THIRD PLACE FINISHES, LOOKING FOR HIS CAREER BEST IN THE PEP BOYCE INDY RACING LEAGUE TONIGHT THERE HE IS IN SECOND PLACE OUT OF TURN FOUR, DRIVING A.J FOYT’S POWER TEAM CAR, THE FIRST DRIVER TO WIN THREE PEP BOYS IRL RACES IN A ROW, KENNY BRACK TAKES THE CHECKERED FLAG BATTLE FOR THIRD PLACE TO THE LINE EDDIE CHEEVER OFF PACE BY FIVE MILES AN HOUR BUT HE’S GOING TO HOLD OFF SCOTT GOODYEAR CHEEVER WILL FINISH THIRD GOODYEAR IS FOURTH TONY STEWART IS FIFTH JEFF WARD HANGS IN FOR SIXTH AND MARK DISMORE, THE FASTEST CAR ON THE TRACK IN THE CLOSING LAPS IS ARIE LUYENDYK, RANDY MICHNER AND RAUL BOESEL ARE THE TOP TEN KENNY BRACK IS TWO-THIRDS OF THE WAY TO THE MILLION DOWN TO RALE HOPE AND THE PEP BOYS VICTORY LANE >> HERE IS KENNY BRACK SET TO CLIMB OUT OF THE CAR IN VICTORY LANE FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THE PEP BOYS INDY RACING LEAGUE VICTORY LANE THIS HAS BEEN A HAPPY CREW DOWN HERE ALREADY CLIMBING OUT THREE TIMES A ROW NOW, HE HAS DONE THAT IN THE 199 RACING SEASON KENNY BRACK, HAVE I GOT SOME GOOD NEWS FOR YOU AS HE GETS A KISS HERE >> HERE’S BETTER NEWS >> FIRST OFF, YOU JUST WON $100 THOUSAND THUS OUT OF THE MCI PEP BOYS SWEEPSTAKES THAT SET YOU UP FOR A SHOT AT $1 MILLION COMING UP LATER THIS YEAR WHICH WE’LL SEE LIVE HERE ON TNN YOU HAVE JUST TAKEN OVER THE POINTS LEAD TELL ME ABOUT THIS DAY >> I WAS DEBATING IN THE LAST PIT STOP OR THE LAST YELLOW WHETHER TO TRY TO GO FOR THE LEAD OR NOT OR STAY STAF IN THIRD AND JUST TAKE THE POINTS BUT I GUESS I JUST — I’M NOT THAT KIND OF DRIVER >> WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT WINNING THREE RACES IN A ROW? WHAT’S THE BIG THING WITH THIS TEAM? >> WELL, YOU KNOW, I HAVE A GOOD TEAM A.J. FOYT SET THE CAR UP REEL GOOD POWER TEAM IS A GREAT SUPPORT IT IS JUST SO GOOD >> YOU REALIZE YOU’RE GOING FOR $1 MILLION IN ANOTHER MONTH OR TWO DOWN IN LAS VEGAS, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO DO FOR THAT? ARE YOU GOING TO THINK ABOUT THAT OR JUST GO RACING NOW? >> I’LL JUST THINK ABOUT THE RACING AND THE REST OF THE THINGS TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, YOU KNOW IF YOU MAKE SURE YOU THINK ABOUT THE RACING, YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE >> MIKE JOY, HE’S GOT A LOT TO THINK ABOUT AS HE GETS SET TO MAYBE WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP AND MAYBE GO FOR $1 MILLION >> HE’S GOT A LOT TO THINK ABOUT A LOT OF ZEER OES BRACK LED ONLY 17 LAPS OF TONIGHT’S RACE AND HE’S LED JUST 28 LAPS WINNING COLORADO HE’S BEEN UP FRONT WHEN IT COUNTED >> WINNING THE MCI CONTEST, WINNING THAT RACE AT LAS VEGAS IS $1 MILLION BUT IF HE WINS THAT RACE, HE’S

PROBABLY GOING TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP THAT’S ANOTHER $1 MILLION SO HE’LL BE VERY HAPPY >> SO WILL CAR OWNER A.J. FOYT WE’LL TALK TO THE MAN WHO FINISHED SECOND TONIGHT DAVEY HAMILTON WHEN WE COME BACK TO ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY >>> WELCOME BACK TO LAEBT MOTOR SPEEDWAY WHERE THE SPEEDS WERE JUST BLIEPDING AND THE COMPETITION PRETTY ELECTRIFYING TONIGHT ONE FELLOW WHO HAS HAD A REALLY STRONG RUN TONIGHT IN ADDITION TO KENNY BRACK IN VICTORY LANE IS WITH VINCE WELCH >> DAVEY HAMILTON WAS GETTING CONGRATULATED AS IF HE WON THE RACE BUT ACTUALLY MOVED UP THE SPOT IN THE STANDINGS TO SECOND PLACE >> WE GAVE IT ALL WE HAD THIS REEBOK CAR WAS ABSOLUTE I AWESOME I WAS ABLE TO GO WIDE OPEN THE WHOLE DAY LONG MY PIT CREW WAS UNBELIEVABLE THEY HAD ME OUT FRONT EVERY TIME IN THE PIT STOP BUT WE DIDN’T HAVE QUITE ENOUGH TO HOLD IT THEY COULD DRAFT ME, THEN I COULD GET BEHIND THEM AND GAIN SPEED KRAGS CONGRATULATIONS TO KENNY BECAUSE WE GAVE IT ALL WE HAD THIS REEBOK CAR WAS AWESOME JUST ONE POSITION AWAY >> HOW ABOUT THE RACING TONIGHT, VERY FAST >> UNBELIEVABLE WHEN YOU CAN GO THAT MANY LAPS WIDE OPEN NEW TIRE, OLD TIRES, UNBELIEVABLE SOMETIMES TAKES A DRIVER OUT OF IT AND GET IT IN THE ENGINENEER’S HANDS THEY WORKED HARD THIS IS A GIL ARDY CHASSIS WE CHANGED HALF WAY THROUGH THE YEAR NOW LET’S GO TO RALPH SHEHEEN WITH THE THIRD PLACE FINISHER >> THAT WOULD BE EDDIE CHEEVER SOUNDS LIKE YOU GUYS SH IN PRETTY GOOD RACING OUT THERE >> THERE WAS A LOT OF TOWING WE LINED UP AND SAID, LET’S SEE IF WE CAN WORK WE CLOSED THE GAP AND CAUGHT UP AHEAD TONY’S ONE HELL OF A DRIVER WE’RE SAD TO SEE HIM GO RACING NASCAR BUT HE MIGHT BE BACK WHO KNOWS >> EDDIE CHEEVER COMES HOME WITH THE THIRD >> A LOT OF GOOD RACING THERE, BATTLING FOR THAT SPOT AND GREG RAY AS WE LOOK AHEAD TWO RACES TO GO IN THE RACING LEAGUE SEASON TEXAS, LAS VEGAS HERE’S A LOOK AT RESULTS STEPHAN GREGOIRE A HARD CRASH WHILE RUNNING IN SIXTH PLACE THE BALANCE OF THE FIELD GREG RAY, I KNOW YOU LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING HOME TO TEXAS AND DOING SOME RACYING >> I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING HOME TO TEXAS UFL, I FIND MYSELF SAYING THE SAME THING TWO RACES IN A ROW IF IT COULDN’T BE