2004 Nextel Cup Qualifying @ Loudon

2004 Nextel Cup Qualifying @ Loudon


PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE HA HA HA SONG. HERE IS THE CHORUS HA HA HA HA OHIO HEE, THAT’S ABOUT AS FUNNY AS IT CAN BE HA HA HEE HEE HO HO HO H IS THE LETTER WE LOVE SO. PLEASE RECK REB IN MY CONTEXT TODAY H STAND FOR HELICOPTER. WALLY: YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOOK IT UP BECAUSE DAVE: WE ALREADY DID. ALLEN: MATT CORRALS THE DRIVER WHO WAS THE SECOND FASTEST. MATT: SECOND FASTEST IS ALL YOU HAD?>>THE CAR WAS REALLY GOOD. IF WE COULD DO ONE MORE TIME WE COULD GO FASTER, OBVIOUSLY. BUT EVERYBODY COULD. JUST PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS TEAM. OITS A GREAT TEAM. OBVIOUSLY THEY LED THE POINTS AND RUNS SECOND. FOR A GUY LIKE ME, A ROOKIE TO TEAM LIKE THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE. I’M JUST GLAD I COULD HELP. HOPEFULLY JUNIOR IS IN THERE WATCHING AND HOPEFULLY HE’LL BE BETTER FOR NEXT WEEK. I’M JUST GOING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN. THAT’S WHAT WE DID TODAY, HAD FUN. THERE WAS NO PRESSURE. I’M HAVING A LOFT OF FUN DOING IT. I WISH THE BUSCH CAR RAN THAT GOOD. MATT: DESCRIBE THAT FAST LAP. >>IT WAS DECENT. IT WASN’T AS GOOD AS WE WERE WHEN WE UNLOADED. WE TRIED A FEW THINGS. I MESSED THE CAR UP HERE AND THERE. AND THE TRACK GOT AWAY FROM US HERE AGAIN AT PRACTICE. TONY JR. AND ME GOT TOGETHER. HE DONE SOME THING THAT IS MADE THE CAR WORK BETTER. IF WE COULD DO JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN WHAT WE DID WE’D HAVE PROBABLY BEEN REALLY GOOD. BUT I’M ECSTATIC WITH THAT LAP. WE’LL JUST SEE WHAT HAPPENS TOMORROW AT HAPPY HOUR AND HAVE MORE FUN, PRACTICE THE CAR, GET IT GOING FASTER. MATT: THE ENTIRE TEAM IS ECK STAT WICK THAT PERFORMANCE CURRENTLY SECOND. ALLEN: HE SHOULD BE. CASEY KAHNE IS WITH MARTY. MARTY: DO YOU HAVE A SHOT AT WINNING THE FAST SPOT TODAY?>>I THINK WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD CAR. IT’S FAST. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. JIMMY PUT DOWN A GOOD LAP. HOPEFULLY. ALLEN: WE HAVE A CRASH ON THE TRACK. ALLEN: KYLE BUSCH WHO DOES NOT HAVE A PROVISIONAL TO FALL BACK ON IN THIS LIMITED EFFORT OUT OF THE HENDRICK R & D SHOP. BENNY: WE JUST ASKED HIM WAS HE GOING TO GO FOR IT OR JUST TRY AND GET A TOP 15 RUN. HE’S A LITTLE BIT UPSET. ALLEN: THAT WAS COMING TO THE GREEN FLAG, WASN’T IT? BENNY: THE AMBULANCE IS CHASING HIM. WALLY: THEY MAY NOT CATCH HIM FOR A WHILE. BENNY: I KNOW THEY WON’T. ALLEN: LET’S SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED. BENNY: IT HAPPENED AS HE EXITED TURN FOUR COMING DOWN FOUR, THE GREEN FLAG. A LITTLE BIT LOOSE. HE WAS ON THE GAS THOUGH. WALLY: HE TRIED SAVING IT. ALLEN: HE CHASED IT, DIDN’T CATCH IT. BENNY: HE’S STILL WAVING THAT GREEN FLAG. IF HE’D HAVE JUST KEPT IT FROM ROLLING — NEVER MIND. WALLY: RIGHT WHEN YOU JUMP ON THE THROTTLE, BROKE LOOSE AND THEN BROKE. ALLEN: AND THEN BROKE TRACTION. BENNY: SO HIS QUALIFYING HAS STARTED. ALLEN: NEVER A GOOD SOUND. AND SO KYLE IS BACK IN THE GARAGE AREA. AND WE WERE TALK BEING CASEY KAHNE WHEN THINGS WENT WRONG FOR KYLE. MARTY, YOU WANT TO CONTINUE? MARTY? MARTY: I’M HERE. THANK YOU. WE’LL CONTINUE TALKING WITH CASEY KAHNE WHO HAS A GOOD SHOT TO WIN THE POLE. TONY STEWART SAID YOU HAVE CHANGED VOICEMAILS. DO YOU PLAN ON TAKING WITH HIM THIS EVENING? >>I IMAGINE WE WILL SOMETIME THIS WEEKEND. OUR COACHES ARE CLOSE TOGETHER. HE TRIED CALLING ME. I TRIED CALLING HIM BACK. WE JUST HAVEN’T TALKED YET. MARTY: DO YOU PUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEHIND YOU IMMEDIATELY OR LET IT WORRY YOU AT ALL? >>I DON’T LET IT WORRY AT ALL. HOPEFULLY ALL THAT’S BEHIND US. WE DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ANYMORE OF THOSE PROBLEMS THIS YEAR SO WE CAN TRY TO KEEP THIS CAR IN FRONT. ALLEN: CASEY KAHNE WHO WAS THIRD FASTEST IN PRACTICE. WE’RE UNDER THE PRED FLAG. ALLEN: CLEAN-UP COMPLETE, BACK TURNED GREEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THAT’S KEN SCHRADER ON THE TRACK. COMING TO TNT, A MAN WHO LIVED LIFE ON THE EDGE. THE TNT ORIGINAL “EVEL KNEIVEL” NEXT FRIDAY AT 8:00 P.M. FOLLOWED BY ON SATURDAY NIGHT ROBBIE KNEIVEL WITH A JUMP ON THE FORMER U.S.S. INTREPID LIVE FROM NEW YORK ON TNT. WALLY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE PART OF THAT TEM CAST? WALLY: I AM. IT’S GOING TO BE KUEHL. I’M GOING TO BE THERE ALL WEEK WATCHING THEM BUILD THE RAMPS AND WHAT ALL THEY HAVE TO DO. THEY DONE JUST SET UP A RAMP AND GOSM THERE’S A LOT TO IT. I’LL BE THERE ALL WEEK. ALLEN: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS ARE BIG. BUT TO GET UP TO SPEED, TO JUMP WHAT HE’S GOING TO JUMP AND LAND AND STOP. WALLY: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE RAMP AND ABOUT THE STOP. HE DOES NOT HAVE MUCH ROOM TO STOP. BENNY: IF HE DOESN’T STOP HE GOES — ALLEN: IN THE WATER. WALLY: IT’S A LONG WAY FROM THE TOP OF A AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE WATER. BENNY: A PRETTY GOOD LAP FOR SCHRADER. 11TH BEST. CHECK IT OUT, 29.20. ALLEN: THAT’S A GOOD LAP FOR KENNY. A COUPLE TIMES THE BUD POLE WINNER HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE. A GOOD ONE THERE FOR SCHRADER. HE LIKE THIS IS PLACE. HE GOES GOOD HERE. BY THE WAY, ROBBIE KNEIVEL WILL BE HERE TOMORROW. WALLY: HE WILL BE HERE TOMORROW AS OUR GUEST, AS MY WALLY WORLD PASSENGER. ALLEN: SO YOU’LL TAKE HIM FOR A RIDE IN THE STOCKAR HERE TOMORROW WE’LL SEE ON SUNDAY. I WONDER IF WE CAN TALK HIM INTO GIVING YOU A RIDE ON THE MOTORCYCLE AS HE PRACTICES THE JUMP. WALLY: I’M SURE HE WOULD DO IT. BUT I DON’T THINK I’M GOING TO GET ON THE BACK OF THAT MOTORCYCLE. ALLEN: JEFF BURTON, THE GREEN FLAG. A FOUR-TIME NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY WIN EARLY. BENNY: HE IS SO GOOD AT THIS RACETRACK. HE WAS JUST 25TH BEST IN PRACTICE. THAT’S ABOUT WHERE HE IS CURRENTLY. OVER THE YEARS THIS 99 CAR HAS BEEN VERY GOOD. ALLEN: JEFF STARTED IN FRONT AND WON. HE STARTED SECOND AND WON ONE YEAR. HE ALSO STARTED WAY BACK IN THE BACK OF THE PACK AND WON ONE YEAR. STARTED ON THE PROVISIONAL. AND THAT WILL BE THE CHECKERED FLANGE. BENNY: SO FAR HE’S 21ST. 36 CARS HAVE ATTEMPTED QUALIFYING AND BURTON IS 21ST WITH ANOTHER LAP TO GO. WALLY: HE LOST A LOT OF TIME RIGHT BEFORE THE CENTER THERE. ALLEN: PACE CHASE NOW PUTS HIM ABOUT 17TH, 18TH. IT’S TAKING A DROP NOW. A TROUBLE GETTING THROUGH THE CENTER OF THREE AND FOUR. AS FAST AS THAT THING SPINS, THAT TELLS YOU JUST HOW CLOSE THESE TIMES ARE TOGETHER. TALKING HUPS AND THOUSANDS OF A SECOND CAN SWING YOU FOUR AND FIVE POSITIONS. AND JEFF ENDS UP 20TH OUT OF 36. WE HAVE NINE CARS TO GO. DAVID? WHAT YOU GOT FOR US? DAVE: H STANDS FOR HELICOPTER. H STANDS FOR HARVICK. NOW WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE INCAR CAMERA HELICOPTERS THAT WORK IN CONJUNCTION OF OUR PRODUCTION CREW, ANOTHER PART OF THE AIRLINE SHOW AT EVERY SPEEDWAY. THESE GUYS ARE WORKING ON THE EMMY AWARD WINNING B.S.T. TEAM. THEY ARE INSTAHLING THREE CAR CAMERAS ON KEVIN HARVICK’S CAR NOW. THERE WILL BE 10 CARS IN THE RACE CARRYING CAMERAS. THEY’LL SEND THEIR SIGNALS 2,500 FEET UP IN THE AIR TO OUR CHOPPERS. IT GETS THE SIGNAL THERE, SEND IT BACK TO OUR TRUCK AND WE GET THE SIGNAL AND PUT IT ON THE AIR. THAT CHOPPER WILL STAY UP IN THE AIR ALL DAY LONG EXCEPT TO REFUEL. WHEN HE COMES DOWN WE HAVE A BACKUP. THAT CHOPPER ALSO GIVES YOU THE AIRLINE VIEWS AND SOMETIMES THE REPLAYS OF INCIDENTS UP ON HIGH. SO WE’VE GET OUR OWN CHOPPERS IN THE AIR SPACE. THEY’RE ALSO HEARING FROM THE GUYS AT E.T.A., AWARE OF THE INFORMATION BEING PASSED ALONG TO ALL OF THE CHOPPER PILOTS. JUST ANOTHER PART OF THE AVIATION HERE AT THE SPEEDWAY AND HOW WE GET AN IN CAR SIGNAL BACK TO THE FOLKS AT HOME. ALLEN: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO THOUGHT THAT UP, USING A HELICOPTER BASICALLY AS A SATELLITE TO GET PICTURES OUT OF RACE CARS. BENNY: I THINK THAT TECHNOLOGY CAME FROM AUSTRALIA BACK IN THE LATE 1970’S. ALLEN: HERE’S BREN DON GONE. 24TH FASTEST ON THE FIRST OF HIS TWO LAPS IN THE 77. HE COULD MAKE HIS NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES DEBUT HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE. A COUPLE OF TRUCK RACES HERE IN HIS PAST. DID A QUALIFYING OF FOURTH AND SECOND AND A PAIR OF FIFTH-PLACE FINISHES. WALLY: HE IS USUALLY A GOOD QUALIFIER. BENNY: RIGHT NOW 24TH BEST. WE’LL SEE, CAN HE PICK IT UP ON THE SECOND LAP? HE WENT .2 FASTER. HE PICKED UP ONE SPOT, UP TO 22ND. ALLEN: BRENDAN’S TEAMMATE RYAN NEWMAN STILL TO COME. THE FASTEST CAR IN PRACTICE EARLIER TODAY. IT’S BEEN A LONG WAIT ON THE BUD POLE FOR JIMMIE JOHNSON. YOU SEE CREW CHIEF MATT BOAR LIP THERE WITH THE RADIO HEADSET, CENTER OF THE PICTURE. BENNY: HERE’S A BULLET JIMMIE JOHNSON HAS GOT TO DODGE. I THINK RYAN NEWMAN IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST GUN, PROBABLY A 456789 THIS ONE MIGHT BE A 22. STILL A VERY FAST CAR HERE. ALLEN: CASEY KAHNE HAS BEEN VERY SOLID IN BUD POLE QUALIFYING THIS YEAR. HE’S GOT FOUR POLE POSITIONS, LAS VEGAS, DARLINGTOP, CALIFORNIA, POKE NOSE. MAKE IT FIVE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. BENNY: HE’LL HAVE TO RUN A LITTLE BIT FASTER THAN HE PRACTICED. HE PRACTICED AT A 90. RIGHT NOW THE POLE IS AN 85. WOIB WALLY: HE LOOKED GOOD THROUGH THERE. ALLEN: CASEY LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES START HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE. PACE CHASE SAYS HE’S A LITTLE BIT OFF. BENNY: NOOT KNOT TOO GOOD. WALLY: HE LOST IT DOWN THREE AND FOUR. ALLEN: 11ST ON HIS FIRST LAP. TRACKING HIS SECOND. BENNY: RIGHT NOW GREEN, GREEN AS HE COMES OFF THE STECKED CORNER, BUT JUST BARELY. JUST BARELY. NOW A LITTLE BIT TO THE RED. A LITTLE BIT SLOWER THAN JIMMIE JOHNSON’S SPEED. ALLEN: A 10TH RIGHT IN THE CENTER. JUST CAN’T GET IT. A LITTLE TOO MUCH TO MAKE UP. BENNY: STILL A GOOD LAP. HE’S GOING TO BE, WHAT, THE TOP FIVE? FIFTH. ALLEN: 28.984 FOR CASEY KAHNE. SO JIMMIE JOHNSON DODGES THAT ONE. NOW WE ARE DOWN TO SEVEN CARS TO GO. WE CHECK IN WITH MARTY SNIDER. MARTY: I DON’T CARE RICKY CRAVEN PRACTICES, HE’S ALWAYS A THREAT FOR THE POLE NEAR NEW HAMPSHIRE. GOOD TO BE HOME?>>IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO BE HOME. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS QUALIFYING RUN. I’M OPTIMISTIC. I FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE CAR. AS YOU SAID A MOMENT AGO, IT’S ALWAYS NICE TO GET HOME. MARTY: AN ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY YOU WILL NOT BE BACK IN THE 32 CAR NEXT YEAR, RICKY? >>WE MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT. CAL AND I WORKED HARD ON THAT. IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION. BUT IT’S BEEN A REALLY GOOD 3 1/2 YEARS. I APPRECIATE WHAT CAL’S DONE FOR ME, WHAT THIS TEAM’S DONE FOR ME. IT’S NOT OVER. WE’VE GOT ANOTHER HALF OF RAISING. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. MARTY: 18 RACES TO GO. RICKY WILL NOT BE BACK NEXT YEAR IN THIS RIDE. BENNY: HERE IS A GUY WITH A NEW CREW CHIEF, BOBBY LABONTE. ALLEN: MICHAEL MCSWAIN AND THE TEAM PARTED COMPANY AFTER THE CHICAGOLAND RACE SAYING IT WAS A CHEMISTRY ISSUE THAT WASN’T WORKING. BO AND BRANDON THOMAS, AN ENGINEER WITH THE CAR STEPPED UP TO TAKE THE CREW CHIEF POSITION. ALLEN: FIRST LAP FOR BOBBY IS GOING TO PUT HIM 15TH OUT OF 39 OUT OF 39.263. PRACTICE EARER TODAY HE WAS 32ND. THAT’S A GOOD IMPROVEMENT. BENNY: HE ACTUALLY RAN MUCH FASTER, ABOUT A 10TH OF A SECOND FASTENER QUALIFYING THAN IN PRACTICE. AND KYLE BUSCH HAS BEEN BUMPED FROM THE TOP 38. IT LOOKS LIKE HIS CAR WILL BE LOADED UP AND TAKEN BACK TO CONCORDE, NORTH CAROLINA, TO THE HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS SHOP. ALLEN: BOBBY 15TH OUT OF 39. ALLEN: TNT WITH COVERAGE OF BUD POLE QUALIFYING FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE. THIS COULD BE A GOOD ONE. IT’S DAVE BLANEY IN THE AOL 30. BENNY: HE RAN A 29 FLAT IN PRACTICE. RIGHT NOW THAT WOULD PUT HIM IN SIXTH POSITION IF HE COULD JUST DUPLICATE. BUT THE WHEEL IS GOING THE WRONG WAY. SLOW DOWN, WHEEL. TNT PACE CHASE DOWN TO ABOUT A THIRD OF A SECOND SLOWER THAN SPEED TURNED IN BY JIMMIE JOHNSON. LET’S SEE WHERE HE RANKS HERE. THROIP 12TH, 13TH RAPING. 29.120 FOR DAVE ON THE FIRST LAP. WALLY: ALL THE CARS PRETTY MUCH TODAY HAVE BEEN DUMPING A LOT OF WATER. PRETTY MUCH TAPED UP SOLID, EVERYBODY ON THESE TH QUALIFYING ROUND TO COMPLETELY CLOSE THE FRONT UP. ALLEN: IT IS A MUGGY DAY FOR NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. DAVE BLAINEY’S BEST QUALIFYING EFFORT IN FOUR RACES IN THIS CAR WAS 1323RD IN DAYTONA. LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO BEST THAT TODAY AS HE BUMPS UP TO 11TH SPOT. BENNY: THAT WILL BUMP TODD BODINE, THE 89 CAR OUT OF THE TOP 38. KEVIN LEPAGE IS NOW THE CAR ON THE BUBBLE. ALLEN: FIVE CARS TO GO. DAVE, YOU’VE BEEN FLYING AROUND ALL DAY. DAVE: ONE LAST TIME I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ONE LAST HELICOPTER. WHAT HELICOPTER DO YOU THINK HAS TOP PRIORITY OVER ALL IN THE AIR SPACE ON RACE WEEKEND? WALLY: I WOULD SAY THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER. DAVE: THAT’S ABSOLUTELY TRUE. IT IS ONE HELICOPTER WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT YET BUT IT’S ALWAYS AT THE TRACK TO HELP IN ANY CASE WHERE THE GUYS ARE SERIOUSLY INJURED. THE FACILITIES HERE AT THE TRACK ARE NOT WHAT THEY NEED TO GET THINGS DONE. IN MINUTES THEY MOVE TO A SPECIALIZED AREA WITH SPECIALIZED PEOPLE IF THAT IS NECESSARY. JUST ONE MORE WAY THE AIR SPACE IS TAKEN CARE OF AROUND HERE. IF THAT HAPPENS THEY CLEAR EVERYBODY OUT, COMMERCIAL, NONCOMMERCIAL, ANYBODY LEAVING, COMING, WHATEVER, AND MAKE SURE THEY CAN GET THE DRIVERS OUT OF HERE OR WHOEVER TO THE FACILITIES THEY NEED. SO THAT IS THE END OF OUR DISCUSSION ON HELICOPTERS AND AVIATION AT THE RACETRACK. ALLEN: AND WE’VE LEARNED THE WORDS TO THE H SONG FROM SESAME STREET. BENNY: THEY DECIDED WHEN THEY GOT HERE TO PUT TED CHRISTOPHER IN THIS CAR TO SEE IF TED COULD PICK UP SPEED. THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT HEFT GOING TO DO. TED IS IN 36TH POSITION SO FAR. ALLEN: TED CHRISTOPHER, NASCAR MODIFIED REGIONAL CHAMPION. SUCCESSFUL IN THE NASS CAR BUSCH NORTH SERIES AS WELL. BENNY: HE PICKED IT UP BAIT? NO, SLOWED DOWN A BIT ON THAT SECOND LAP. SO HIS FIRST LAP WILL BE THE LAP. ALLEN: BUT IT’S IN THE FIELD FOR NOW. 36TH FASTEST FOR TED CHRISTOPHER OUT OF CONNECTICUT. WE’LL SEE IF HE IS ABLE TO HANG ONTO THAT SPOT QUALIFIED IN THE FIELD. PROBABLY GET A PROVISIONAL. BENNY: WHEN I LOOK AT THE REST OF THE FIELD, TED TEDDY MIGHT BE IN BIG TROUBLE. WE’VE GOT RICKY CRAVEN, RUSTY WALLACE, SCOTT RIGS AND THAT CAR, THE ROCKETMAN, RYAN NEWMAN. ALLEN: HOW DO YOU THINK JIMMIE JOHNSON FEELS? YOU’VE BEEN IN THIS BEFORE, B.P. YOU PUT UP A LAP THAT SITS ON THE POLE AND HAVE TO WAIT ABOUT AN HOUR TO FIND OUT IF IT’S YOURS. BENNY: I THINK HE JUST KNOWS IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. HE’S NOT PLANNING ON A POLE POSITION. HE’S NOT PRACTICING AN ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OR ANYTHING LIKEHAT BECAUSE IT’S NOT HIS SPEECH TO GIVE. IT’S PROBABLY GOING TO BE RYAN’S SPEECH TO GIVE. WALLY: HE KNOWS THE NUMBER. I THINK IT’S AN ADVANTAGE, AT THIS PLACE. ALLEN: LOOSE THERE FOR THE HOMETOWN HERO. MAINE NATIVE. A GOOD CHUNK OF HIS RACING CAREER IN CONCORDE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, THE CITY NEAREST WHERE WE ARE IN LOUDOUN. WALLY: WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO THROW THAT LAP AWAY. ALLEN: PRACTICE FOR RICKY TODAY, HE WAS 18TH QUICKEST. HE IS A TWO-TIME BUD POLE WINNER HERE AT THIS RACETRACK. BENNY: 31ST BEST. WALLY: THAT’S GOOD. LOOKING GOOD. BENNY: KEVIN LEPAGE HAS BEEN BUMP. SADLER HAS BEEN BUMPED. SHEPHERD IS NOW 38TH. CHRISTOPHER 37TH. THAT’S MUCH BETTER. SEVENTH SO FAR. ALLEN: WE’LL KNOW IF IT COMES UP ON THE SCOREBOARD BY LISTENING.>>GOOD JOB, RICK. EIGHTH, BUDDY. GOOD JOB. BENNY: ALMOST A FLAT 29.079. WOULD BE HE DOES GET AROUND THIS PLACE. ALLEN: THE SCOREBOARD ONLY RUNS SEVEN PLACES DEEP. IT DIDN’T GET THE CROWD RESPONSE I WAS FIGURING ON THERE.>>I WAS GOING FOR IT THAT FIRST LAP. AND I GOT CROSSED UP PRETTY BAD OVER HERE ON TWO. BENNY: WE NOTICED THAT, DIDN’T WE. WALLY: WE DID. ALLEN: THREE DRIVERS LEFT TO GO. HERE’S RUSTY WALLACE. SO WHO WON THE FIRST NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE HERE AT NEW HAMPSHIRE? BENNY: LET ME SEE. WELL, WELL. ALLEN: WOULD YOU SAY — BENNY: I’LL TAKE RUSTY. ALLEN: THANK YOU. WALLY: NOW WE KNOW THE CODE. BENNY: YEAH. ALLEN: I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE IT THEN. RUSTY WALLACE IN PRACTICE EARLIER TODAY WAS 26TH. HE HAS QUALIFIED 11TH THE LAST TWO TIMES. BENNY: IS THAT COMING DOWN FOR THE GREEN? I WAS LIKE HOW IN THE WORLD DID HE SLIP THAT BADLY AND STILL BE IN 12TH SPOT. HE’S COMING DOWN FOR THE GREEN. IT PROBABLY HURT HIM SOME BUT ON A BAD LAP. ALLEN: HE EAT GOT A REGROUP LAP. WALLY: HE GOT A LITTLE BIT LOOSE THERE. BENNY: OUR TNT PACE CHASE WAS GREEN UNTIL HE JUST GOT A LITTLE BIT LOOSE AND WENT THE OTHER DIRECTION. WALLY: IT WENT FROM FIRST TO FIFTH OR SIXTH. RECOVER. ALLEN: HE PRACTICED 26TH THAT PUT RUSTY WALLACE UP TO THE SEVENTH SPOT IN THE GRID ORDER TO THIS POINT. 29.051 OVER THE 1989 CHAMPION. BENNY: SO MORGAN SHEPHERD IS NOW 39TH, OUT OF THE FIELD. TEDDY CHRISTOPHER OUT OF THE BUBBLE. WALLY: HE WON THE FIRST RACE HERE? ALLEN: YEAH. RICKY WON THE SECOND YEAR, 1994. WALLY: OK. ALLEN: STILL HE LURKS. BENNY: YEAH. ALLEN: SOMEHOW. RYAN NEWMAN, HIS QUALIFYING RECORD HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IS UNBELIEVABLE. HE’S GOT TWO POLES IN THREE TYCE. HE’S WON FOUR RACES HERE. THREE TRIES, TWO POLES. BENNY: NOT BAD. ALLEN: THAT’S AN AVERAGE YOU WOULD TAKE IF YOU COULD GET IT, RIGHT? SCOTT RIGS. BENNY: THIS CAR HAS BEEN THE LAST MONTH GOTTEN SO MUCH BETTER. WALLY: I TALKED WITH SCOTT ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING. HE SAID, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE A ROOKIE DRIVER, WE HAD A ROOKIE CREW CHIEF. BROUGHT HIS NASCAR BUSCH SERIES CREW CHIEF WITH HIM. HE SAID IT JUST TOOK US SOME TIME TO FIGURE THIS OUT. BUT THEY’RE GETTING MUCH BETTER. THEY HEER MUCH MORE CONFIDENT IN KNOWING WHAT TO DO TO THE CAR TO ADJUST IT THE WAY THEY WANT IT, YOU KNOW, CHANGE RESULTS AND REACTION AND HE SAID THEY DIDN’T HAVE THAT THE FIRST PART OF THE SEASON. WALLY: THE SECOND HALF, YOU’RE GOING TO THESE PLACES IF SECOND TIME. WELL, NOT HERE BUT MOST EVERYWHERE FOR FROM NOW ON. ALLEN: WE’LL BE GOING HERE TWICE IN THE SECOND LAP. WALLY: THAT’S A GOOD RUN. FIRST LAP HE’S 14TH. ALLEN: I SAID WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKT ON YOUR SUMMER BREAK? HE SAID I HUNG AROUND IN MY FLIP PLOPS, PLAYED WITH MY SON. BENNY: SECOND LAP HE SLOWED DOWN A LITTLE BIT. 14TH PLACE AT .151. WALLY: DRUM ROLL, PLEASE. ALLEN: JIMMIE JOHNSON WAS JUST ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE QUALIFYING SESSION. HE WAS 21ST. NOW THE 45TH AND FINAL IS ON THE TRACK. HE RAN IN PRACTICE A 28.678. FAST TIME RIGHT NOW IS A 28.858. IF HE CAN BACK IT UP, HE’S GOING TO BLOW JIMMIE JOHNSON AWAY. BENNY: YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO AS FAST AS IT WILL GO. ALLEN: SO FAR THIS SEASON FOR RYAN NEWMAN, SIX FRONT ROW STARTS. WALLY: GREEN, GREEN. BENNY: HE GOT LOOSE DOWN IN THE CORNER! WALLY: START ALL OVER. BENNY: GET EVERYTHING BACK UNDER CONTROL. ALLEN: BLEW THE TIRES OFF. WALLY: JIMMIE JOHNSON JUST WENT WHEW. BENNY: MAYBE I GOT A CHANCE. WALLY: THAT CONFIDENCE IS WORKING ON HIM. BENNY: IS HE GOING TO DRIVE IT DOWN THE CORNER AS DEEPLY AS HE DID EARLIER? HERE WE GO. ALLEN: THAT ONE WAS 38TH BY THE WAY. BENNY: A LITTLE SLIDE BUT STILL GREEN. WALLY: HE MAY GO IN THE RED NOW. BENNY: RIGHT AT IT VERY CLOSE. JIMMY, THERE’S A LITTLE HOPE HERE JIMMY. SORRY, JIMMY. SORRY, JIMMY. WALLY: I THINK IT’S ALL OVER. ALLEN: HERE HE COMES. BENNY: LOOKS LIKE THAT’S IT. ROCKETMAN HAS DONE IT. 28.776. RELAYING THE NEWS TO HIS DRIVER. THE LAST MAN TO GO HAS WON THE BUD POLE TODAY. >>YOU DID IT, BUD. ALLEN: RYAN NEWMAN. BENNY: HOW ABOUT THAT? SORRY, JIMMY. ALLEN: WE’LL RECAP THINGS HERE FOR RYAN NEWMAN AND GIVE YOU THE STARTING LINEUP WHEN WE COME BACK. CAPTIONED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE —WWW.NCICAP.ORG— ALLEN: MARTY SNIDER HAS RYAN NEWMAN. MARTY: AS THE RAIN BEGINS TO FALL, LEAVE IT TO RYAN NEWMAN TO MAKE IT THE LEAST EXCITING. YOU RHEA REALLY GOT LOOSE.>>I GUESS THE RAIN MAN’S BACK. I MESSED UP ON THE FIRST LAP. I KNEW WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY ON THE SECOND LAP. I GUESS THE KEY WORD TODAY WAS POTENTIAL. WE HAD THE POTENTIAL TO GET IT TOGETHER AND WE DID. I JUST GOT TO THANK EVERYBODY BACK AT THE SHOP, THE ENGINE COMPANY AND ALLTEL, MOBILE ONE AND SONY. MARTY: HOW DO YOU RECOMPOSE YOURSELF WHEN YOU KNOW YOU MESSED UP THE FIRST LAP AND YOU HAVE TO HIT THE SECOND LAP PERFECT?>>I HADN’T MESSED UP LIKE THAT ALL DAY. IT GOT LOOSE AND IT’S HARD TO GET IT BACK. ONCE I DID, I CLEANED THE TIRES UP AND GOT IT TOGETHER FOR THE LAST LAP. MARTY: HE MENTIONED THE RAIN MAN. IT RAINED HERE WHEN■■ HE WON HI FIRST EVER NEXTEL CUP RACE. RAINING AGAIN AS WE SPEAK. ALLEN: KYLE KYLE BUSCH, KEVIN LEPAGE FAILED TO QUALIFY. THAT’S IT. TOMORROW ON TNT, NEXTEL CUP HAPPY HOUR NOON EASTERN. THEN SUNDAY 1:30 EASTERN TIME THE 300 NEAR NEW HAMPSHIRE. RYAN NEWMAN YOUR BUD POLE WINNER TODAY.

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  1. Do you happen to have Texas qualifying from 2006 fall? Its my favorite childhood race. Or the 2005 pepsi 400 qualifying? Thanks for all the answers and awesome content

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