2007 NBS Arizonia Travel 200

2007 NBS Arizonia Travel 200


>>>HERE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA IN THE SHADOWS OF THE MOUNTAINS GETTING SET FOR NASCAR BUSCH SERIES ACTION. NEXT TO THE LAST EVENT OF THE SEASON. FOLKS, IT’S A ONE-MILE RACETRACK. GOING FOR 200 MILES, THAT’S 200 LAPS. PIT ROAD SPEED, 45 MILES AN HOUR. THERE’S THE PIT WINDOW CAN YOU MAKE IT HALFWAY OR DO YOU WANT TO MAKE IT HALFWAY? WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT EARLIER. IT’S TWO DEGREES BANKS AT ONE AND TWO. 11 DEGREES. AND DIFFERENT RADIUS OF TURNS. BY THE WAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, THERE’S A DOGLEG. IT’S CERTAINLY A CHALLENGING RACE HERE FOR THE BUSCH SERIES DRIVERS LOOKING TO GET A WIN. A LOT OF AGENDAS UP HERE. SOME OF THE BUSCH ONLY DRIVERS TRYING TO GET A WIN. SOME OF THE OTHER DRIVERS TRYING TO GET A RIDE FOR 2008. MEANWHILE, LET’S GO TRACKSIDE TO GET THE COMMAND TO CRANK THEM UP.>>Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE WELCOME BACK YOUR GRAND MARSHAL, DENNIS BURKE AS HE DELIVERS THE MOST FAMOUS WORDS IN MOTORSPORTS.>>GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!>>CRANK IT UP.>>CRANK IT UP.>>CRANK IT UP.>>ALL RIGHT, FELLOWS.>>ALL RIGHT, GUY, LET’S KEEP DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING. WE’RE DOING GREAT.>>ALL YOU GUYS, IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT TODAY.>>THE MAN HAS BEEN GIVEN 43 OF NASCAR FINEST, NASCAR BUSCH SERIES DRIVERS, GETTING SET FOR 200 LAPS. 15 OF THESE GUYS WILL RUN 312 LAPS IN THE NASCAR CUP EVENT COMING UP ON SUNDAY. TAKE A LOOK AT THE STARTING GRID. CLINT BOWYER, WHO DOMINATED HERE IN APRIL, BECOMES A 20th DIFFERENT POLE SITTER IN 2007. HIS SIXTH CAREER POLE. BESIDE HIM, SCOTT WIMMER FOURTH. LET’S VISIT WITH THE IN-RACE REPORTER, THE DRIVER OF THE CAR NUMBER 21. THE AUTO ZONE CHEVROLET, KEVIN HARVICK WHO STARTS BACK IN SIXTH TODAY.>>HEY, KEVIN HARVICK, RUSTY WALLACE, ESPN. YOU GOT US?>>BILLY — >>HEY, KEVIN, RUSTY WALLACE, ESPN, YOU GOT US?>>I GOT YOU.>>HEY, KEVIN, YOU WON HERE IN THE TRUCKS, THE BUSCH SERIES AND THE CUP, MAN, LOOKS LIKE YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE THIS PLACE. WHAT’S YOUR CHANCES WITH THIS CAR?>>WE’VE GOT A GOOD CAR HERE. AUTO ZONE HAS BEEN REALLY GOOD. WE GOT TO MAKE THE RIGHT ADJUSTMENTS AS WE GET THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF THE RACE. >>ALL RIGHT, BUD, THANKS FOR TALKING TO US.>>ALL RIGHT. THE MAN CALLING THE SHOTS FOR KEVIN TODAY, TALK ABOUT SIX WINS, SHANE WILSON. LET’S TALK WITH SHANE. >>HI, SHANE. ANDY PETREE, YOU GOT A COPY?>>10-4, ANDY, GO AHEAD.>>THIS IS A TRICKY RACETRACK. IT’S NOT LIKE WHAT WE’VE RUN ON. HARD THE CHALLENGES FOR FETING IT RIGHT HERE?>>THROUGH THREE AND FOUR, THE DRIVERS MIGHT BE COMPROMISED AND TRY TO GET THE CAR AT A HAPPY MEDIUM. SOME OF THEM DRIVEN HERE, YOU KNOW, IT CAN HELP US A LOT TO TURN BETTER.>>WELL, 10-4, GOOD LUCK WITH IT, GUYS. AND HAVE A GREAT RACE.>>SHANE WILSON. WHAT A JOB HE’S DONE. NINE WINS A YEAR AGO FOR KEVIN HARVICK ON HIS WAY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE SERIES, SIX WINS IN 12 STARTS THIS YEAR IN THE 21 CAR. HARVICK TRYING TO PICK UP WIN NUMBER SEVEN. WE’LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK A(e(e(e>>>BACK AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. FIELD NOW, ONE OF THE PACE CARS HAS PULLED AWAY. THE ON BOARD CAMERAS, CLINT BOWYER, THE POLE SITTER, DAVID RAGAN, FOR DISCOUNT TIRES, FOURTH. MIKE WALLACE. GEICO CHEVY, KEVIN HARVICK, STARTS SIXTH. AND RICHARD JOHNS, 42nd. AND SCOTT WIMMER, OUTSIDE FRONT ROW. HOLIDAY INN CHEVROLET. MARCOS AMBROSE, THE 38. THE KINGSFORD CHARCOAL FORD. AND DAVID REUTIMANN 15th, THE MEMPHIS WINNER, THE AARON’S TOYOTA.>>RUSTY, IN THIS TRACK, WE TALK ABOUT THE TUNNEL TURN IN POCONO. EVERYONE TALKS ABOUT THE FUNNEL AT PHOENIX.>>IT NARROWS UP TO ONE GROOVE. IT PRETTY DIRTY ON THE OUTSIDE LANES. ANDY, YOU CAN TEAR A CAR UP RIGHT OFF THE BAT IF YOU TRY TO GET TOO AGGRESSIVE TO GET IN THAT CORNER?>>WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MAKE YOUR CAR MORE AGGRESSIVE RIGHT HERE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?>>THE KEY THING, YOU DON’T GET TOO AGGRESSIVE. I’M GETTING MY TIRES WARMED UP, GETTING THE MOTOR CLEARED OUT. IF I MAKE A PASS AFTER THE START/FINISH LINE, I’M GOOD TO GO THERE, BUT IF IT’S TOO TIGHT, I’M IN TROUBLE.>>A LOT OF THINGS CAN HAPPEN WHEN THEY TAKE THE GREEN FLAG. IT FUNNELS DOWN. HERE THEY COME, CLINT BOWYER AND WIMMER HAS THE GREEN FLAG WAVES IN NASCAR BUSCH COMPETITION. BOWYER SLIDES UP ON THE HIGH LINE AND WILL TAKE THE POSITION AWAY IN FRONT OF WIMMER. THE CHALLENGE NOW FOR THIRD POSITION.>>ONE OF THE KEY THINGS. SCOTT WIMMER GOT RIGHT BEHIND CLINT BOWYER, SINGLE FILE, COMING IN ON THE EXTRA TURN TWO. THAT TOP LANE REALLY IS NOT BURNED IN GOOD FOR RACE ON THE SECOND LANE YET.>>SCOTT WIMMER NEEDS TO LEAD A LAP ON THE 29 CAR FOR THE OWNER CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY’VE GOT POINTS TO WORRY ABOUT, BUT IT’S GOING TO BE HARD FOR HIM TO GET THESE FIVE POINTS EARLY.>>HARVICK IS THERE IN POSITION, MIXING IT UP BACK IN THE PACK, THE SIXTH CAR, DAVID RAGAN, THE LEADING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR KEY CONTENDER.>>THE TIRE PRESSURES THEY START WITH ARE VERY, VERY LOW. ONLY ABOUT 12 POUNDS OF AIR IN THE LEFT TIRES. ABOUT 30 POUNDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE. ANDY, AS A DRIVER IT TAKES A WHILE TO GET THE CARS UP TO SPEED. IT MOVES AROUND. YOU SEE DRIVERS DICING AROUND TRYING TO GET IN POSITION.>>HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN?>>IT TAKES FIVE OR SIX LAPS TO GET THE CARS UP TO SPEED WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE. RIGHT NOW, THEY’RE SLIPPING AND SLIDING, HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE UNTIL THE PRESSURE CULLS UP.>>27 CAR, ROBBY GORDON, AND THAT’S MATT KENSETH WHO WON THIS RACE A YEAR AGO. WE TOLD YOU MAYBE TEAMMATES AND TEAM WORK THERE. THE 29 CAR GOES BY TO LEAD A LAP AND THAT’S VERY VALUABLE.>>I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THIS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THE 5 CAR WAS PUSHING THESE GUYS.>>JAMIE?>>WELL, THAT PASS WAS ALL PART OF THE PLAN, MIKE DILLON, THE SPOTTER SAID, HEY, MAN, NOW WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO LET SCOTT WIMMER LEAD IF YOU CAN. WITH THAT OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP ON THE LINE. HE’S GOING TO GET FIVE BONUS POINTS FOR LEADING THE LAP. IT’S ALL TEAMMATE.>>YOU LET IT HAVE, IS HE GOING TO GET IT BACK TO HIM?>>HE’LL PROBABLY GIVE IT BACK TO HIM SHORTLY WHEN HE GETS TIME TO. HE DOESN’T WANT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE OUTSIDE LANE AND GO TO THE BACK. WHEN THE TIMING’S RIGHT, HE’LL DO IT.>>AGAIN, COMING INTO TODAY, THE OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP STILL UP FOR GRABS. AND HERE’S THE 17 CAR OF KENSETH. BY THE WAY, THE GUY WHO IS SECOND IN OWNERS POINTS IS THE 20 CAR. IT’S JOE GIBBS RACING CAR AND DENNY HAMLIN TRYING TO TAKE THAT SPOT AWAY.>>THE DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP IS LOCKED UP. HERE YOU GO, BOWYER BACK. THAT WAS PREDICTABLE, ANDY.>>NOW, WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO? THEY’RE GOING TO RACE EACH OTHER HARD. SO IF THE 29 IS BETTER THAN THE 2, HE’S GOING TO TAKE THE LEAD.>>NOW, IT’S LEGAL TO DO THAT. THE BEST MAN TAKES THE LEAD AND HAS THE FASTEST CAR. BUT THESE RICHARD CHILDRESS CARS HAVE BEEN SO STRONG HERE AT PHOENIX, THE 29 OF WIMMER VERY STRONG.>>LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT THE 21 OF HARVICK TOO. HE’S MOVED UP A SPOT. HE’LL BE THERE PRETTY SOON.>>THIS GUY HAS WON HERE IN THE TRUCKS, THE BUSCH SERIES AND THE CUP SERIES. THIS IS ONE DRIVER THAT FLAT GETS AROUND THE RACETRACK REALLY GOOD.>>ONLY DRIVER TO WIN AT ALL THREE OF NASCAR MAJOR SERIES HERE AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. HOW ABOUT DARIO FRANCHITTI IN THE 42 CAR. FRANCHITTI QUALIFIED IMPRESSIVELY IN THE EIGHTH SPOT.>>THAT WAS A GOOD QUALIFYING SPOT. HE’S GETTING GOOD HEARTLESSSONS FROM VETERANS HERE. YOU’VE GOT MATT KENSETH ON THE OUTSIDE.>>MORE ON FRANCHITTI, HERE SHANNON.>>DARIO FRANCHITTI COMPETED ON THIS TRACK. GUYS ON THE TRACK.>>A CRASH ON THE RACETRACK. FIRST CAUTION OF THE DAY COMING IN ON LAP NUMBER EIGHT. THE 72 CAR, D.J. KENNINGTON, HIS DODGE HAS HAD HEAVY CONTACT WITH THE BARRIER THERE. AND THE 56 OF FRANK KREYER ALSO INVOLVED.>>I’M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED HERE. LOOKS LIKE MAYBE HE GOT CONTACT. THE 72 CAR, D.J. KENNINGTON.>>ANDY, LOOKS LIKE HE HAD CONTACT ON THE ENTRY OF THE CORNER. YOU’RE RUNNING OVER 160 MILES AN HOUR THERE. AND IF YOU GET TAPPED ON ENTRY, THAT’S A BIG CRASH. OBVIOUSLY, THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED HERE.>>WOW. LOOK AT THAT.>>WOW.>>YOU COULD SEE THE WHOLE UNDERNEATH OF THAT CAR, THAT WAS AWFUL HIGH. THANK GOD AGAIN, FOR THE SOFT WALLS. WE’VE TALKED ABOUT THIS MANY TIMES, FOLKS.>>RICHARD CHILDRESS ONBOARD CAMERA.>>GO, GO, GO. GOOD JOB. >>AND CONTACT RIGHT THERE. THE SPOTTER DID A GOOD JOB OF THE 25 CAR GETTING THROUGH THIS. NO CHANCE TO SAVE THAT.>>GUYS THAT JUST APPEARS THAT WAS A MAJOR — YOU KNOW, PROBLEM WITH FRANK KREYER, HE JUST GOT IN THE CORNER SO DEEP. DIDN’T GET ON THE BRAKES ENOUGH. AND D.J. KENNINGTON AWFUL HARD.>>GOOD TO SEE D.J. CLIMBING OUT OF THE CAR.>>>WELCOME BACK TO THE ARIZONA TRAVEL 200. THESE AERIAL SHOTS HIGH ABOVE PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, COURTESY OF OUR GOOD FRIENDS AT GOODYEAR, THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF NASCAR, HELPING NASCAR DRIVERS GET TO THE FINISH LINE FOR OVER 50 YEARS. UNDER CAUTION FOR THE FIRST TIME OF THE DAY. AND THE GUY WHO HAS BEEN CERTAINLY THE MAN OF THE YEAR, ALTHOUGH HE DIDN’T RUN FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP, KEVIN HARVICK, SIX TIMES IN THAT 21 CAR HE HAS WON OUT OF THE 12 TIMES HE’S DRIVEN. THAT’S BATTING .500 IN ANYBODY’S BOOK AND THAT’S AWESOME. LET’S SPEAK WITH HARVICK RIGHT NOW WHO SITTING BACK IN FOURTH IN THE 21 CAR.>>HEY, KEVIN HARVICK, RUSTY WALLACE, ESPN, YOU GOT US?>>GOT YOU.>>HEY, BUDDY, WHAT’S THE TRACK DOING RIGHT NOW? A LITTLE CRASHING GOING ON EARLY. PRETTY SLICK OUT THERE?>>THE TRACK WAS SLICK DURING HAPPY HOUR. AND OUR CAR WAS LOOSE OVER THERE. OVER HERE, WE’RE A LITTLE TIGHT. SO JUST LACKING A BIT OF GRIP, FRONT TIREWISE RIGHT NOW. THIS PLACE IS HARD TO PASS ON AND YOU’VE GOT TO GET IN THERE AND GOUGE A LITTLE BIT. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE BACK THERE.>>HEY, KEVIN, SPEAKING OF HARD TO PASS, THE WAY YOUR CAR’S HANDLING WHERE YOU’VE BEEN RUNNING OUT HERE, WHERE DO YOU EXPECT TO MAKE MOST OF YOUR PASSES OUT WHO ARE IN PHOENIX?>>I THINK THE BEST PLACE TO PASS IS IF YOU CAN GET 22 INTO ONE AND TWO. THEY USED TO TELL ME, YOU GOT TO TURN BEFORE THEY DO TO GET UP IN THE CORNER. THE BEST SPOT IS USUALLY ONE AND TWO.>>ALL RIGHT, BUDDY, WE’LL CHECK WITH YOU LATER.>>HEY, SHANE WILSON, ANDY PETREE, GOT JUSTICE. >>10-4, ANDY, I GOT YOU.>>THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE’VE SEEN GUYS SEARCHING FOR LINES THERE. RUNNING THAT HIGH LINE NEXT TO THE WALL. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO SEE HERE?>>KIND OF WHAT KEVIN SAID, WE’RE GOING TO PICK THE LINE THAT HE RUNS AND TRY TO KEEP IT AROUND THE BOTTOM. THAT’S WHERE WE’RE GOING TO GET OUR PASSES MADE AND ALSO PROTECT OUR POSITION HERE. YOU GET UP HIGH SOMETIMES, YOU MIGHT LOSE A SPOT OR TWO BEFORE YOU FIGURE IT UP.>>10-4, WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO GET US GREEN FLAG RACING HERE. YOU LOOK GOOD. GOOD LUCK.>>OKAY.>>FOR MORE INFORMATION ON TRACK CONDITIONS LOGON TO ESPN.COM SEARCH WORD “SAFETY.” AGAIN, WE’RE UNDER CAUTION FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. LAP NUMBER EIGHT, HEAVY CONTACT BETWEEN THE 56 CAR, FRANK KREYER, AND THE 72 CAR, THAT’S D.J. KENNINGTON’S CAR THAT TOOK THE BRUNT OF THE BLOW, DRIVER’S SIDE INTO THAT SOFT WALL, OR S.A.F.E.R. BARRIER. THE GOOD NEWS IS, THAT SOFT WALL DID ITS JOB ONCE AGAIN. THE DRIVER ABLE TO WALK AWAY HERE IN THE FIRST INCIDENT IN THE AFTERNOON. 200 LAPS, WE’RE 13 — NOW 14 LAPS IN. AND CLINT BOWYER. YOU SAW EARLIER THAT BOWYER WAS THE DOMINANT CAR IN APRIL. HE LED 120 OF 200 LAPS. BY THE WAY, AT THIS RACE A YEAR AGO, BOWYER LED 50 LAPS. HE’S LED 72 LAPS THE LAST TIME IN A BUSCH CAR.>>HE’S GOT IT FIGURED OUT. RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING HAS DONE SUCH A GOOD JOB, ANDY, GETTING THE CARS LOW TO THE GROUND, THEY TURN GOOD AND MANEUVER AROUND.>>EVERYWHERE YOU GO, THE CHILDRESS CARS AT THE FRONT, WHETHER A BANKED RACETRACK OR FLAT RACETRACK. WE KIND OF HAVE TO COMMEND YOU GUYS, TOO, THEY’VE GOT THESE THINGS ON THE STRAIGHTAWAY.>>CHILDRESS HAS WON 12 CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH HARVICK WINNING SIX. FOUR FOR JEFF BURTON, TWO FOR BOWYER. BOWYER’S WIN HERE, OF COURSE, AND AT RICHMOND EARLIER IN THE YEAR. DRIVER OF THE 72 CAR, D.J. KENNINGTON HAS BEEN CHECKED OUT AT THE INFIELD MEDICAL CENTER AND RELEASED. THAT’S GOOD NEWS. PACE CAR LEADING THE WAY. AND BOWYER LEADING THEM DOWN ONCE AGAIN. IN HOT PURSUIT. HIS TEAMMATE, SCOTT WIMMER.>>YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF CARS TRYING TO MAKE A PASS REAL QUICK. THE TIRE PRESSURES ARE UP TO SPEED. KYLE BUSCH ON THE TURN OF TWO. HE’S LOOKING FOR THE LEAD.>>THIS IS A GUY THAT’S NOT GOING TO BE PATIENT. HE’S GOT A BIG FOOT. THAT’S A KEY MOVE RIGHT THERE. >>KYLE BUSCH HAS ALREADY BEEN ONE WINNER THIS WEEKEND, HAVING ONE THE NASCAR CRAFTSMEN TRUCK RACE. AND THE 9 CAR BY WIMMER. THAT IS KASEY KAHNE, ABDOMEN NOW WIMMER’S TEAMMATE, KEVIN HARVICK GOING BY FOR POSITION AS WE HEAD TO PIT ROAD TO CHECK IN WITH SHANNON SPAKE. >>WELL, DEFINITELY WANTING TO GO TO VICTORY LANE HERE. CAUTION ON THE TRACK, GUYS.>>16 CAR. SHANNON, I APOLOGIZE, WE GO TO HER, SOMETHING HAPPENS ON THE RACETRACK. I THINK SHE’S CAUSING THE CAUTION FLAGS. GREG BIFFLE, BY THE WAY, THE ONLY TWO-TIME WINNER HERE IN NASCAR BUSCH COMPETITION. I THOUGHT HE WAS GOING TO GET HIS FIRST WIN LAST WEEK IN TEXAS. I’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO GREG.>>LOOKED LIKE HE GOT A.FROM BEHIND COMING OFF THE CORNER.>>ANDY, LOOKS LIKE, AS HE WENT BY THERE, THAT SHOT, I COULD BARELY SEE DAMAGE OF THE 16 CAR. HE HAS TO GET DOWN TO PIT ROAD TO GET THAT FIXED. THAT’S GOING TO KILL THE AERODYNAMICS.>>2002 NASCAR BUSCH CHAMPION AND TWO-TIME WINNER HERE AT >>>WELCOME BACK TO PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RAISEWAY. GETTING SET FOR THE RESTART HERE ON LAP NUMBER 19, AS A CAUTION FOR THE SECOND TIME TODAY. THE 16 CAR OF GREG BIFFLE, ON PIT ROAD, A LITTLE SHEET METAL DAMAGE AND HE’S BACK ON THE TRACK. HERE’S CLINT BOWYER, HE WILL LEAD THEM DOWN IN FRONT OF A VERY AGGRESSIVE KYLE BUSCH IN THAT 5 CAR.>>BOY, KYLE BUSCH JUST GET A BIG RUN OFF OF TURN TWO. DOWN THE STRAIGHT. AND NOW CLINT BOWYER GETTING INTO TURN THREE. AND, GUYS, WHEN YOU COME THROUGH THAT TRIAL OF THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, IT GIVES YOU SO MUCH MOMENTUM, IT GETS YOU INTO TURN THREE DEEP. TRY TO MAKE A PASS THERE. HOLDING ON GOOD TO BOWYER NOW.>>BACK AND FORTH POSITION IS THE 21 OF KEVIN HARVICK TRYING TO MAKE — LET’S LISTEN INTO HIS RADIO.>>HEY, THAT WAS ALL ON SPEED WITH THE 5 IN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY.>>AND THAT WASN’T THAT. HE WAS DOWN ON THE CURB.>>HE’S TALKING ABOUT KYLE BUSCH GETTING DOWN THROUGH THE TRIAL ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY. WHEN YOU GET BACK LOW LIKE THAT, IT’S NOT JUST GRASS, IT’S ROCKS AND DEBRIS.>>OH, TROUBLE AGAIN, HERE’S THE 12 CAR.>>WE’RE DOWN AT FOUR.>>WOW, THAT’S A LOT OF DAMAGE THERE. SAM HORNISH JR., THE INDY 500 WINNER. THE THREE-TIME IRL CHAMPION. AND THE 13 CAR MAKING ONLY HIS SECOND EVER BUSCH START, TODD SOUZA, A ROAD RACING SPECIALIST. WOW, THAT CAR IS USED UP IN THE FRONT.>>THEY’RE DONE FOR THE DAY, PRETTY MUCH. HE MADE THIS RACE. HE’S MADE THE CUP RACE. HE’S DONE SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB. THIS WAS SHAPING UP TO BE A GREAT RACE, GREAT WEEK FOR SAM HORNISH. HE’S GOT ONE SHOT TOMORROW AT THE NEXTEL CUP RACE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE REPLAY, GUYS. SEE WHAT HAPPENED HERE.>>HE’S ALREADY SIDEWAYS, AS HE CAME THROUGH HERE. HE SWUNG BY HIMSELF. HARD CONTACT FROM 13. LOOKS LIKE HE GOT THE LEFT FRONT TIRE, ANDY, DOWN ON THE APRON AND MADE THE CAR LOOSE ON THAT AREA AND THAT’S ONE TOUGH CORNER TO HOLD ON TO ONCE YOU GET THE LOOSE. YOU’RE IN TROUBLE.>>OUTSIDE, CLEAR.>>YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT SAM WAS NOT AROUND ANYBODY. HE WAS JUST — HE’LL GET ACCUSTOMED TO THAT. HE’LL UNDERSTAND THAT YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH WITH THE STOCK CARS AND WHAT YOU CAN’T.>>DAMAGE BEING REPAIRED OR REPAIR ON PIT ROAD. A MOMENT AGO, YOU HEARD KEVIN HARVICK, THE 21, TALKING ABOUT THE 5 CAR. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN SHOW YOU ABOUT WHAT HE WAS MENTIONING.>>YOU SEE RIGHT THERE, RUNS OUT OF ROOM. HE’S GOT THE LEFT FRONT TIRE ON THE RIPPLE STRIPS IN THE DIRT. ONCE HE CLEARS IT. HE’S STILL IN THE TOP, GUYS, HE HASN’T GOT OUT OF IT. THIS GUY, AS I SAID EARLIER, BIG RIGHT FOOT. HE ISN’T SCARED OF NOTHING.>>I THINK HE SURPRISED CLINT BOWYER. I DON’T THINK HE KNEW THAT KYLE BUSCH WAS RIGHT THERE ON THAT DOGLEG. RAN RIGHT THROUGH THE GRASS.>>CLINT BOWYER IS STILL THE LEADER. HE DID NOT GET THE PASS. SO BOWYER HAS LED TWICE FOR 21 LAPS. WE’RE UNDER CAUTION FOR THE THIRD TIME TODAY HERE ON LAP NUMBER 23. THE 49ers TRY TO STAND IN THE WAY AT 8:30 EASTERN ON ESPN’S “MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.” >>AND THERE IS THE PLACE THAT BOTH THE SEAHAWKS AND NINERS WOULD LIKE TO END UP COME THE END OF JANUARY END OF JANUARY, BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY, THAT’S THE PHOENIX CENTER. AND LARRY FITZGERALD THERE AT THE RACETRACK TAKING IN THE ACTION.>>AND WE WELCOME YOU INSIDE THE PIT STUDIO WITH BRAD DAUGHERTY AND DALE JARRETT. ALLEN BESTWICK. FOR A DRIVE THAT JUST WON’T GET GOING, WHAT’S IT LIKE?>>AGGRAVATING BECAUSE YOU WANT TO GET IN RHYTHM AND SEE WHAT YOUR RACE CAR IS GOING TO DO SO YOU CAN BE PREPARED THAT THEY NEED TO DO WHAT THEY CAN DO WHEN THEY MAKE THE PIT STOP. YOU WANT TO GET IN SOME LAPS HERE TO TELL THEM WHAT CHANGES TO BE MAKING.>>IN PARTICULAR, GET TO THE SMALLER TRACKS, THE KEY IS QUALIFYING. OFTENTIMES, WE DON’T PUT ENOUGH EMPHASIS ON QUALIFYING AS YOU GET TO SECOND PLACE ALL THE WAY BACK. A LOT OF THESE ACCIDENTS ARE HAPPENING EARLY IN THE BACK OF THE TRACK. YOU NEED FOB FORWARD, STAY OUT OF THE FRAY AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.>>THREE CAUTIONS ALREADY IN THE ARIZONA TRAVEL 200. A LITTLE BIT OF CLEANUP WORK STILL TO BE DONE UNDER THIS YELLOW. A LOT OF MESS DROPPED OUT OF THE SAM HORNISH CAR, AS WELL AS THE OTHER CAR INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT IN TURNS THREE AND>>>TOMORROW, THE CHASE FOR THE NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES CONTINUES. IT’S THE SECOND TO THE LAST RACE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT. JEFF GORDON WON HERE ON THE SPRINT ON THE POLE, CAN HE REPEAT OR GET THE EDGE OR MAYBE THE POINTS? OUR COVERAGE BEGINS ON ABC AT 3:00 EASTERN TIME, NOON PACIFIC. ONE LAP TO GO, WORKING CAUTION FOR THE THIRD TIME TODAY HERE. A HARD TIME GETTING THE NASCAR BUSCH RACE STARTED. THREE CAUTIONS IN THE FIRST 23 LAPS. THIS ONE TODD SOUZA AND SAM HORNISH. HIS CAR HEAVILY DAMAGECLINT BOWYER, IF YOU JUST JOINED OUR COVERAGE, LED TWICE FOR 27 LAPS. SCOTT WIMMER, HIS TEAMMATE IN THE 29 CAR. TRYING TO WIN A BUSCH SERIES OWNER’S TITLE. AND BOWYER KEPT THE LEAD. AND FOLKS, KYLE BUSCH HAS LED THE MOST LAPS SEVEN TIMES IN A BUSCH RACE THIS YEAR. YOU DON’T GET THAT LAP LEADER DISTINCTION BY NOT BEING VERY AGGRESSIVE. HE CERTAINLY IS.>>HE’S VERY, VERY AGGRESSIVE. YOU SAW THE MOVE HE MADE COMING OUT OF THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY. CUT THROUGH THE DIRT THERE. THREW UP ROCKS AND DIRT. THESE GUYS WANT TO GET MOVING EARLY WHILE AIR PRESSURE IS UP. THEY FEEL LIKE THEY STRIKE TOO HARD AND SOMETIMES A LITTLE TOO AGGRESSIVE.>>THIS THE FIRST TIME THAT KYLE BUSCH HAS DRIVEN THIS CAR AND I THINK HE WANTS TO GET A WIN FOR THESE GUYS AND END ON A HIGH NOTE.>>AND ROBBY GORDON, ON AND OFF PIT ROAD. ROBBY, ONE OF THE TWO DRIVERS THAT HAS WON IN OPEN WHEEL, ALONG WITH SAM HORNISH. RESTART. HERE’S BOWYER COMING OUT OF TURN FOUR. AGAIN, HE WILL TRY TO HOLD OFF KYLE BUSCH. WIMMER GETS THAT ROCKET RUN OFF OF TURN TWO.>>BEEN LOOKING AT THE HIGH SIDE OF THESE GUYS ON TURN ONE AND TWO. USING THAT MOMENTUM TO GO DOWN THE BACK STRETCH.>>LOOKS LIKE HE MIGHT HAVE IT THIS TIME.>>TURN TWO. JUST LIKE WE TALKED ABOUT, HERE COMES THE 5 CAR.>>ON THE OUTSIDE IN THE ENTRY OF TURN THREE, THAT’S A DIFFICULT TO DO. NOT A LOT OF GRIP OUT THERE. LOOK AT THIS, HE’S GOT THE MOMENTUM AND BOWYER’S LOOSE. LOOKS LIKE HE’S GOING TO GET THE PASS.>>WHAT A PASS BY KYLE BUSCH. HERE COMES BOWYER BACK, THE SHORT WAY AROUND.>>BOWYER’S NOT DONE YET NOW. BUT THAT OUTSIDE GROOVE, THAT MOMENTUM REALLY KICKS IN. YOU SEE HIM STICK HIS HAND OUT THE WINDOW NOW, THANKS A LOT, CLINT, I APPRECIATE THAT. PRETTY CLEAR THAT CAT WANTS TO WIN.>>THAT WAS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WE’RE DOING CLEAN RACING HERE. THAT’S A HEY, THANKS, GUY. >>WE CHECK IN THE GARAGE WITH JAMIE IS WITH SAM HORN IR JR.>>THE CREW GOING TO WORK. NOT LOOKING GOOD AT THIS POINT. SAM HORNISH. WHAT HAPPENED THERE, SAM?>>GOT INSIDE A CAR, GOT SQUEEZED ON THE APRON. AND EARLY IN THE RACE, TRYING TO GET SOME SPOTS BACK. I DON’T KNOW, PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE PATIENT. WE’LL KEEP WORKING OUR WAY ON IT. I GOT TO THANK ALL THE GUYS ON THE KODAK DODGE. IT WAS A LONG ROAD FOR THEM TO EVEN GET OUT HERE RUNNING. IT’S REALLY A SHAME THAT THE DAY ENDED EARLY. HOPEFULLY, WE’LL BE BACK OUT THERE LEARNING LAPS.>>DID YOU LEARN ANYTHING THAT YOU CAN APPLY TO YOUR FIRST CUP START TOMORROW?>>I NEED TO LEARN MORE. WHERE WE’RE AT RIGHT NOW, WE’LL KEEP WORKING AT IT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>SAM HORNISH JR. WITH ROGER PENSKE ANNOUNCING TONIGHT THAT HE WILL RUN A FULL CUP SCHEDULE IN 2008.>>GREAT TO HAVE SAM HERE. GOOD JOB IN OF CANNING. WE SAW HIM A MOMENT AGO, THE 66 CAR, STEVEN WALLACE, THE YOUNG 20-YEAR-OLD, HAD TROUBLE IN THE BACK. FOLKS, HE’S GAINED 19 SPOTS. STEVEN WALLACE DRIVING LIKE HIS DAD NOW, ALL THE WAY UP TO 24th POSITION, PICKING THEM OFF ONE BY ONE.>>HE NEEDS TO KEEP LEARNING. HE’S HAD A TOUGH YEAR. RIGHT NOW, LOOK YOUS LIKE HE’S GOT A GOOD CAR. HE’S GOT TO STAY PATIENT. ANDY, FOR A YOUNGSTER, THAT’S TOUGH TO DO.>>FOR A YOUNG GUY TO HAVE PATIENCE.>>WAIT A MINUTE, IT’S HARD FOR A WALLACE TO STAY PATIENT. I DON’T CARE HOW YOUNG OR OLD YOU ARE. SHANNON.>>I ASKED HIM WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE QUALIFYING RUN. HE SAID HE MADE MAJOR CHANGES TO THE CAR AFTER FINAL PRACTICE. I DIDN’T DO A MOCK RUN, I SHOULD HAVE. HE TOOK THE CAR BACK AFTER HE SPUN OUT AND MADE SMALL CHANGES. HE SAID THE CAR, HE THOUGHT, WAS GOING TO DO PRETTY GOOD IN THE RACE. IT’S JUST A LITTLE LOOSE IS WHAT STEVEN IS SAYING.>>RIGHT NOW, LIKE I SAID, THIS IS HIS DAD SPEAKING. I’M TELLING HIM BE PATIENT, BECAUSE WHEN YOU’RE ON THE OUTSIDE AND YOU’VE GOT A CAR TRYING TO PASS YOU ON THE INSIDE, IF THAT GUY IN THE INSIDE MAKES ONE MISTAKE, HE’S GOING TO SLIDE UP AND HIT YOU. HE’S GOT TO BE AWARE OF THAT RIGHT NOW.>>SPEAKING OF CARS MAKING MOVING, HOW ABOUT THE 9 CAR OF KASEY KAHNE. KASEY KAHNE A TWO-TIME WINNER IN NASCAR BUSCH COMPETITION, HE WON AT CHARLOTTE AND ALSO BACK IN AUGUST AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY.>>KASEY’S BEEN FAST IN THE NUMBER 9 CAR, EVERY SINGLE TIME HE GETS INTO THIS THING.>>I’VE BEEN WATCHING THE LAP TIMES, AS SOON AS THE GUYS GOT SETTLED IN, SHE THE FASTEST CAR.>>FOR MORE ON KASEY, JAMIE LITTLE.>>WELL, DOC THAT LAST-MINUTE CHANGE FOR KASEY KAHNE, HIS CREW CHIEF, MIKE SHIPLETT, HAD TO GO OVER AND HELP PATRICK CARPENTIER WHO QUALIFIED FOR THE RACE TOMORROW. AS A RESULT, KASEY KAHNE’S CUP CREW CHIEF, HE’S ON TOP OF THE BOX. I’M CURIOUS HOW THESE RESULTS WILL TURN AROUND AND SEE IF KASEY CAN GET HIS THIRD WIN HERE IN 2007.>>THAT’S INTERESTING, JAMIE. THESE GUYS ARE SWAPPING PEOPLE AROUND WITH CREW CHIEFS. IT’S NOT A BAD IDEA TO GET YOUR CUP CREW CHIEF OVER THERE WORKING THE BUSCH RACE. THAT CAN KIND OF HELP YOU FOR SUNDAY ALSO. AND MAYBE EVEN GET THEM ANOTHER WIN, LIKE YOU SAID.>>TALKING ABOUT CARS THAT ARE MAKING MOVES. HOW ABOUT THE LOCAL BOYS, J.J. YELEY IN THE 1 CAR. STARTED BACK IN 18th POSITION, ALL THE WAY UP TO NINTH. ALSO, THE 26 CAR, JAMIE McMURRAY THERE BEING SHOWN IN THE TOP TEN. HE’S IN EIGHTH SPOT, AS YELEY TRIES TO MAKE THE MOVE. MIKE?>>AND, DOC, HE WAS AS HIGH AS SIX BEFORE THAT FINAL RESTART. BUT THERE WAS A LOT ALARM IN HIS VOICE AS HE RADIOED INTO HIS TEAM TELLING THEM ALL OF A SUDDEN, HIS WATER TEMPERATURE SHOT UP TO 240 DEGREES. INSTRUCTION TO McMURRAY, TRY TO FIND CLEAN AIR. TRY TO COOL THAT ENGINE DOWN A BIT. HE’S DONE THAT AND IT’S COST HIM TWO POSITIONS. NOW, HE’S MAKING HIS WAY TO THE FRONT. BUT THE TEMPERATURES HAVE COME DOWN.>>NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THAT 240 DEGREES BUT IF IT KEEPS CLIMBING, THAT’S WHEN YOU WORRY ABOUT IT. ONE THING, IT SEEMS LIKE THE WATER TEMPERATURES WILL SPIKE UP A BIT AND ACTUALLY COMES DOWN WHEN YOU RUN A FEW LAPS. MAYBE THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED WITH JAMIE.>>I WISH I HAD AN ANSWER, BUT I REALLY DON’T. IT WAS A GOOD DECISION WITH THE CREW CHIEF THAT SAID, LOOK, BRING THAT CAR DOWN TO CLEAN AIR THAT WILL DEFINITELY COOL IT DOWN. BUT HE CAN’T PASS CARS THAT WAY. HE NEEDS TO GET CLEESE TO THEM. GET THEM LOOSE AND DRIVE UNDERNEATH THEM.>>HE’S GOT J.J. YELEY, HOMETOWN BOY NOW. HE’S GOT THAT HOMETOWN FEELING WHEN HE RUNS AT PHOENIX.>>HE CERTAINLY DOES. WE TALKED ABOUT AERODYNAMICS HERE AT PHOENIX, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT. WHEN YOU RUN 160 MILES AN HOUR, MAN, YOU CAN FLAT MAKE THAT GUY LOOSE.>>KASEY KAHNE PUTTING PRESSURE ON KYLE BUSCH THERE. KYL BUSCH A LEADER, KASEY KAHNE HAS NOT LED IN A BUSCH COMPETITION SINCE THE RACE BACK IN OCTOBER AT LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY. HE’S NEVER WON A BUSCH RACE AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. 43 OF 200 LAPS ARE IN THE BOOKS. WE HAVE A CAUTION FLAG WAVING ONCE AGAIN HERE. TROUBLE UP IN TURN FOUR. AND THAT IS THE YOUNGSTER LANDON CASSILL.>>SEEMS TO BE A THEME HERE, ALL THE INEXPERIENCED GUYS ARE BRINGING OUT THE CAUTION FLAG.>>IT’S TOO BAD, LANDON CASSILL HAS DONE A GOOD JOB IN THE CAR, GUYS. HE’S REALLY INTO IT. I TALKED TO HIM BEFORE THE RACE. HE’S EXCITED ABOUT HIS OPPORTUNITY TODAY. HE KNOWS THAT RICK HENDRICK GAVE HIM A GOOD CAR. HE’S GETTING SEAT TIME, GUYS. THAT’S IS WHETHER OR NOT. >>SEE WHAT HAPPENED ON TOP OF YOUR SCREEN, TURN FOUR.>>LOOKS LIKE HE JUST GOT LOOSE THERE. SPUN AROUND. HARD TO SAY IF ANYBODY TOUCHED HIM OR IF HE HAD ANY CONTACT.>>MARCOS AMBROSE ONBOARD CAMERA.>>STAY LOW, STAY LOW. >>ALREADY UP ACROSS THE RACETRACK. LANDON CASSILL, THE 18-YEAR-OLD DRIVE FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS. THERE’S THE 25 CAR AND RICHARD JOHNS. >>GUYS, THAT’S A TOUGH CORNER TO GET INTO, WHEN YOU SAIL INTO TURN THREE, YOU CAN USE A LITTLE TOO MUCH BRAKE SOMETIME, THAT CAN GET YOU LOOSE. OR, ANDY, YOU CAN FLAT GET IN THE CORNER TOO DEEP. CARRYING TOO MUCH SPEED AND GETTING LOOSE. THAT CORNER RIGHT THERE IS A SUCKER ONE.>>FIRST PIT STOP OF THE DAY, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?>>I’M GOING TO GET FOUR TIRES. MAKE A FEW ADJUSTMENTS AND GO AT IT AGAIN.>>HERE THEY COME, 359 CAR LEADS THEM DOWN. AS WE GO FOR THE FIRST PIT STOP OF THE DAY, LET’S CHECK WITH SHANNON.>>MATT KENSETH PULLS THAT CAR DOWN. SAID THE CAR’S A LITTLE TIGHT. A TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT. >>MIKE. >>MATT KENSETH’S MAIN CONCERN, HE’S LOOKING FOR OVERALL GRIP, THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE A TRACK BAR ADJUSTMENT AND AIR PRESSURE. DAVE.>>KEVIN HARVICK COMES THROUGH A CAR THAT WILL NOT TURN THROUGH THE CENTER. HOW ABOUT THE CORNER, JAMIE?>>KASEY KAHNE RUNNING NEW COLORS, THE GREEN. HE SAID HE’S HAVING SERIOUS RADIO COMMUNICATIONS ISSUES WITH HIS TEAM RIGHT NOW. THEY’RE TRYING TO WORK THAT OUT. LONG PIT STOP FOR THE 9 CAR.>>AND A CURVED EXIT OFF OF PIT ROAD. A LITTLE TRICKY DOWN. CARL EDWARDS THE BUSCH SERIES CHAMPION.>>>WELCOME BACK TO PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. CAUTION NUMBER FOUR OF THE DAY. JUST ABOUT TO END. AND OUR LEADER IS THE DRIVER WHO DID NOT PIT, GREG BIFFLE HAD PITTED ON LAP 18 AFTER HE HAD SPUN. HE WILL LEAD. LET’S LISTEN IN AS WE GO FULL THROTTLE.>>READY. GREEN.>>GREEN.>>GREEN.>>GOOD JOB. G JOB.>>GOOD JOB.>>ALL CLEAR. GOOD JOB.>>ALL CLEAR.>>STILL THERE? CLEAR. >>GREAT JOB THERE, MAN.>>INSIDE, INSIDE, INSIDE. CLEAR. CLEAR.>>HOW ABOUT THE 5 CAR. HERE’S SCOTT WIMMER BACK IN TRAFFIC. TRYING TO COME BACK OUT TO THE FRONT. THERE IT IS KEVIN HARVICK BEHIND HIM. THERE’S BIFFLE THE LEADER AND BEHIND HIM IN THE 33 CAR OF TONY RAINES. HOW ABOUT THE 5 CAR DOWN ON THE APRON OF THE RACETRACK.>>IT LOOKS LIKE THE WHOLE FIELD IS ON THE APRON. THEY’RE ALL GAGGLED TOGETHER. AND THEY’VE BEEN SO BOUND UP, SO MUCH RACING GOING ON, THEY’RE OVER THE PLACE RIGHT NOW STILL GOING ON.>>THE 47 CAR IS KELLY BYERS, HE STAYED OUT. HE’S GOT THESE GUYS SEIZED UP. THAT’S WHY YOU SEE SO MUCH RACING.>>YOU CALL THAT THE HAVES AND HAVE NOTS.>>ABSOLUTELY. >>HE HAS NO TIRES.>>AS YOU WATCH THE 5 CAR, DALE JARRETT, HAVE YOU SEEN A GUY THIS AGGRESSIVE, THIS EARLY ON IN A RACE IN PHOENIX IN A LONG TIME?>>PROBABLY NOT SINCE HE WAS HERE THE LAST TIME. KYLE’S JUST VERY AGGRESSIVE. THAT’S JUST HIS STYLE AND YOU KNOW THAT. HE LIKES THE WAY HIS CAR IS DRIVING OBVIOUSLY. HE GO OUT THERE TO HAVE FUN AND PASS AS MANY CARS AS HE CAN. I THINK HE REALLY ENJOYS THESE SITUATION WHERE IS HE HAS TO PASS, MAKE THE MOVES. HE’S PASSING ON THE APRON AND HE’S PASSING ON THE OUTSIDE.>>DALE, ONE THING FOR SURE, HE BETTER BE HAPPY HE’S GOT VETERANS AROUND HIM RIGHT NOW. HE’S OBVIOUSLY NOT AS FAST AS THE GUYS WITH NEW TIRES. YOU ACTUALLY SAW KEVIN HARVICK GIVE HIM A BREAK.>>YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE SOME OF THAT GIVE AND TAKE. THAT’S WHAT YOU SEE WITH THE VETERANS. ANDY BROUGHT THAT UP ABOUT THE YOUNG GUYS. THEY KNOW THE OTHER GUYS ARE RUNNING THE SETUPS, BIG SPRINGS IN THE REAR, THAT MAKES THESE CARS DIFFICULT TO DRIVE. BUT YOU NEED THAT TO BE ABLE TO GO FAST AND LEARN. BUT YOU PUT THAT COMBINATION WITH A SLICK RACETRACK AND IT PUTS THE YOUNG GUYS IN A VERY DIFFICULT POSITION. THIS IS JUST GREAT RACING HERE.>>HEY, D.J. WHAT IS THE TYPICAL MISTAKE THAT A YOUNG DRIVER WOULD MAKE AT A TRACK LIKE THIS? WE’VE SEEN GUYS HAVE TROUBLE EARLY ON.>>I THINK WHAT RUSTY WAS TALKING ABOUT IS OVERDRIVING THE CORNERS. YOU GET YOURSELF IN THERE THEN YOU’RE IN NO MAN’S LAND. THEN YOU GET IT OUT OF SHAPE. WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE. UNFORTUNATELY, THESE GUYS WILL LEARN THE HARD WAY.>>D.J., IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE STACKING UP GETTING INTO THE ENTRY OF TURN THREE. THEY GET DOWN TO THAT TURN THREE, ALL OVER THE BRAKES, LOOKS LIKE THAT MIGHT CAUSE PROBLEMS, TOO.>>YEAH, THAT HAPPENS AS YOU GET THE CAR, THE GUYS RIGHT IN FRONT IT DOESN’T SEEM TO MIND SO MUCH. BUT AS YOU GET THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH BACK IN LINE, YOU CAN’T SEE THAT HAPPENING. ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU HAVE TO JUMP ON THE BRAKES VERY HARD. THE GUY BEHIND YOU DOESN’T SEE THAT AND HE’S IN THE BACK OF YOU.>>IT’S GREAT TO HAVE FORMER NASCAR NEXTEL CUP CHAMPIONS TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE YOUNGSTERS WITH THE VETERANS.>>AND HERE’S THE 11 OF KELLER, ALL-TIME RECORD FOR STARTS IN NASCAR BUSCH SERIES HISTORY. COMING FULL TIME IN 2008 HERE WITH A GREAT OPERATION. GOOD TO HAVE JASON BACK FULL TIME. BACK UP FRONT, GREG BIFFLE IS THE LEADER IN THE 16 CAR. THERE IS BIFFLE.>>GREG BIFFLE CHANGED TIRES AND PITTED WHEN HE SPUN OUT OVER THERE ON LAP 24, I BELIEVE IT WAS. SO HE’S GOT TIRES FROM THERE. THEY LOOK LIKE THEY’RE HANGING IN PRETTY GOOD WITH THE GUYS WITH THE STICKERS.>>I’M SURPRISED ABOUT THAT, ANDY, EVIDENTLY, THE CLEAN CAR EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD. DALE, AS YOU KNOW, MAN, THAT COULD BE A TOUGH THING TO GET STUCK IN THE TRAFFIC.>>HERE’S THE 20 CAR COMING. DEPPY HAMLIN RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE 27. THAT IS ROBBY GORDON, BY THE WAY. AND SPEAKING OF ROBBY GORDON, THE 27, LET’S CHECK IN HIS PITS WITH MIKE.>>AND YOU GOT TO GIVE HIM A LOT OF CREDIT, DOC. YOU KNOW ROBBY GORDON IS THE EIGHTH DRIVE TO WHEEL THAT CAR THIS YEAR. AND THE RACE DIDN’T START OUT TOO GOOD. THEY SLAMMED THE WALL. THEY HAD TO STOP AND PIT THAT CAR TWICE UNDER CAUTION. AND PULLING OUT THE RIGHT SIDE FENDER MAKING SURE IT’S VERY GOOD SHAPE. HE SAYS THE CAR IS VERY SOLID RIGHT NOW. AFTER HITTING THE WALL EARLY. YOU GOT TO GIVE THE TEAM CREDIT.>>YOU LOOK AT THE 27 WITH ROBBY GORDON DRIVING THE CAR, LIKE MIKE SAID, THERE’S BEEN MANY DRIVERS THAT’S WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE OWNERS POINTS. YOU CAN HAVE ALL THE DRIVERS YOU WANT, AS LONG AS THAT THING HAS THE POINTS, HE’S IN THE RACE IF SOMETHING GOES LONG.>>CLARENCE BREWER SELLING THE OPERATION. AND THEY’VE GOT PRETTY AGGRESSIVE PLANS FOR 2008. BIFFLE IS THE LEADER. SECOND POSITION. HERE COMES KENSETH TO THE HIGH SIDE. THE FRESH TIRES HE WILL SAIL RIGHT BY TONY RAINES IN THE 33 CAR. AND THE 20 CAR, DENNY HAMLIN TAKES SECOND SPOT. RAINES IS THIRD. AND KENSETH BACK IN FOURTH. 59 OF 200 LAPS COMPLETE. COULD GREG BIFFLE FINALLY GET HI>>>BEAUTIFUL SIGHT LOOKING DOWN ON THE PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY WHERE THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES RACE JUST PASS AID QUARTER DISTANCE. 65 OF THE 200 LAPS ARE COMPLETE AND THE AERIAL COVERAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOODYEAR, THE OFFICIAL TIRE OF NASCAR, HELPING DRIVERS GET TO THE FINISH LINE FOR OVER 50 YEARS. GREG BIFFLE OUT IN FRONT BY NOT PITTING UNDER THE LAST CAUTION. HAD STOPPED EARLIER. BUT THE RED CAR OF DENNY HAMLIN IS CATCHING HIM QUICKLY.>>YEAH, ONE OF THOSE GUYS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER IN THE SHOW THAT HAS A GREAT TRACK RECORD. HAD A GREAT RACE FOR FIRST YEAR AS MATT KENSETH IS IN THE RACE, TOO.>>DENNY HAMLIN HAS BEEN SO AGGRESSIVE. HE HAD A GREAT RUN HERE THE LAST TIME. LOOK FOR HIM TO BE A SERIOUS THREAT THE REST OF THE DAY.>>NEW LEADER, DOC.>>HAMLIN SAILS BY. THOSE TIRES GOING AWAY ON HIM. THE FRESH TIRES TAKING A TOLL. >>DOC, THIS ISN’T MUCH OF A SURPRISE, DENNY HAMLIN LEADING THE RACE RIGHT NOW. HE’S SUCH A GOOD DRIVER ON THE SHORT TRACKS. THAT’S WHERE HE CUT HIS TEETH. ANDY, TRACKS LIKE THAT, THESE GUYS ARE GO GOOD ON THIS STYLE AND THAT’S GOT TO BE THE REASON WHY.>>THE SURFACE IS A LOT THE SAME, SLIP AND SLIDE, ALL OF THAT, MATT KENSETH, HE’S GOT ABOUT THE BEST LOOKING CAR RIGHT THERE NOW.>>AND KENSETH WHO WON THIS RACE A YEAR AGO FROM THE POLE, HE LED 125 LAPS. HE’S BEEN AWFULLY GOOD HERE IN PHOENIX, AND NOW LOOKING FOR AN OPENING INSIDE THE 20 CAR.>>YOU SEE THE 20 CAR IS LIFTING THE REAR TIRES OFF THE CORNER, ALLOWS MATT KENSETH TO CATCH UP. I THINK THAT’S GOING TO BE THE DIFFERENCE HERE. I THINK MATT’S CAR HAS GOT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT HANDLING OFF THE CORNER THAN THE 20 DOES.>>BIFFLE HANGING TOUGH. REMEMBER, HE HASN’T PITTED SINCE LAP 18. THOSE TIRES ARE HANGING ON. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT TOWARDS THE END OF THE RACE, HOW WELL YOU HANG ON WITH TWO TIRES OR NO TIRES.>>WE WERE SPECULATING HOW THOSE GUYS WITH NO TIRES ARE SITTING DUCKS. BUT HE SURE DID HANG IN THERE A LOT LONGER THAN WE EXPECTED. THAT COULD BE A FACTOR IN THE RACE. THE GUYS HAVE PROBABLY PAID ATTENTION TO THAT. >>WE WERE LOOKING AT MATT KENSETH THE WAY HE RAN IN, BANKED UP A LITTLE EARLY, DIMED WITH A CORNER, WE CALL IT, PICKED THE GAS UP AND RAN RIGHT UP ON THE BUMPER OF DENNY HAMLIN. THERE’S MANY WAYS TO MANIPULATE THE THROTTLE. HERE’S A LOW APPROACH HE’S DOING TO DENNY HAMLIN. COMING DOWN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY. NOT A LOT OF MOMENTUM. ABOUT 160 MILES PER HOUR COMING BACK THROUGH HERE. SEE WHAT HE DOES HERE. RUNS OFF THE TRACK. DIAMOND IN THE CORNER. FOLKS, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.>>LOOK WHO’S COMING NOW, THAT 5 CAR JUST INHALING THE RACETRACK HERE. WATCH, HERE COMES MR. AGGRESSION, KYLE BUSCH. AND HE IS FASTER THAN EITHER ONE OF THOSE CARS HE’S CHASING RIGHT NOW.>>MAN, WHEN YOU GET TWO CARS RACING SIDE BY SIDE IT REALLY SLOWS BOTH OF YOU DOWN. IT LET THE 5 DOWN.>>HOW HARD ARE YOU GOING TO RACE THE GUY FOR THE SPOT? ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO KEEP IT RISK ANYTHING HERE?>>I’M GOING TO TRY WHERE I’M DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT. I’M NOT GOING TO DO ANYTHING TO SACRIFICE MY OWN CAR, ANDY. IF YOU GIVE UP THE SPOT, YOU GOT TO REMEMBER, IT CAUSED YOUR CAR NOT TO HANDLE SO WELL.>>SO THAT CLEAN AIR IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR?>>THAT CLEAN AIR IS GOOD FOR FIGHT FOR, AS LONG AS YOU’RE DOING IT WITH A VETERAN.>>YOU HEARD SHANNON SAY THIS IS THE LAST TIME THAT KYLE BUSCH WILL BE IN THAT 5 CAR, THE HENDRICK CAR. HE WANTS TO GO OUT WITH A WIN FOR ALL THE GUYS THAT WORKED SO HARD THIS YEAR IN THE CUP CAR, THE BUSCH CAR. HE’D LIKE TO GET A WIN. JAMIE.>>TO TALK ABOUT HOW BENEFICIAL A PIT STOP COULD BE, DENNY HAMLIN STARTED 14th. HE CAME IN, MY CAR IS TIGHT IN THE CENTER AND WE HAVE BALGTS FOR THE LEAD. HE CAME IN AND SAID MY CAR IS TITLE IN THE CENTER. HIS CREW CHIEF MADE AN ADJUSTMENT. DENNY HAMLIN HAS BEEN SAILING AND NOW HE JUST GOT PASSED BY MATT KENSETH.>>WATCHINGLE BATTLE ON LEFT OF YOUR SCREEN, KENSETH BECOMES THE SEVENTH DIFFERENT DRIVER TO LEAD TODAY. SEVEN DIFFERENT LEAD CHANGES. AND THE CAR OF WIMMER HAVING HIS OWN BATTLE WITH ROBBY GOURD INNOCENT 27. AND THE DRIVER’S CHAMPION CARL EDWARDS. MORE ON WIMMER WITH DAVE.>>AND, DOC, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT HOW THIS OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP, THE 29 IS IMPORTANT NOT JUST FOR THE OWNER, HOW IT GUARANTEES STARTING SPOTS THE FOLLOWING YEAR. IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE 29 CAR HAS BEEN GIVEN BY SCOTT WIMMER TODAY AND ROBBY GORDON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. THEY’VE DONE BETTER THAN THE 20 CAR. IT’S REALLY FOR THE TEAM. YEAH, THE OWNER HAS THE NAME. BUT THE GUYS WHO WORK FOR THE OWNER, THEY’RE PROUD TO SAY AT THE END OF THE YEAR, WE BEAT ALL OF THOSE OTHER CARS IN ALL OF THE RACES, AND WE BEAT THEM.>>YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. THE TEAM GUYS, YOU KNOW, NO MATTER WHAT DRIVER’S IN IT, THEY WORK THEIR GUTS OUT TO TRY TO GET THIS CAR UP THERE.>>TAKE A LOOK AT THE 60 CAR OF CARL EDWARDS RIGHT NOW. HERE’S A GUY THAT LOCKED UP THE DRIVER’S CHAMPIONSHIP. ANDY, ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS WIN NOW.>>THEY ROLLED THE DICE ON THE PIT STOP. WHAT YOU’RE SEEING IS THE CREAM RIING TO THE TOP. BY THAT THE TIRES. THE BEST TIRES ARE ACTUALLY MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE FRONT. NOT AS FAST AS WE THOUGHT BUT THEY ARE COMING TO THE FRONT.>>THIS IS THE SIXTH, SEVENTH AND EIGHTH PLACE CARS. WIMMER, ROBBY GOURD. EN AND CARL EDWARDS. OF COURSE, BEHIND THEM, KEVIN HARVICK. THERE’S A LOOK BACK AT GORDON, EDWARDS, HARVICK. BY THE WAY, McMURRAY IS RIGHT THERE. THESE GUYS HAVE MADE FOUR TIRE STOPS TRYING TO MAKE THEIR WAY FORWARD. HERE COMES THE 9 CAR OF KASEY KAHNE. SIDE BY SIDE, EDWARDS TRYING TO GET ON THE INSIDE OF HARVICK FOR POSITION. >>KEVIN HARVICK, HE’S BEING HELD UP BY THESE TWO. GETTING A LITTLE IMPATIENT. YOU SAW MAKING IT THREE WIDE. THAT’S NOT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO, LET’S YOU KNOW YOU CAN GET DONE DOING THAT.>>TRACK POSITION IS SO IMPORTANT. YOU SEE THE 21 CAR, HE’S OVER SEVEN SECONDS BEHIND THE LEADER. KIND OF CAUGHT BEHIND THE GUYS. THE FIRST GUYS WITH THE TIRES GOT THE LEAD. BUT THESE OTHER GUYS, EVEN WITH THE TIRES, IT’S STILL HARD TO GET THE TRACK POSITION BACK.>>WELL, THE OWNER WHO HAS WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN TERMS OF CARL EDWARDS IS RICHARD CHILDRESS RIGHT THERE. A 12-TIME WINNER WITH>>>BACK IN PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ALONG WITH ANDY PETREE, RUSTY WALLACE, I’M JERRY PUNCH. GLAD TO HAVE YOU ALONG WITH US ON THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES ACTION. AND WE’VE NOW HAD THE EIGHTH LEAD CHANGE OF THE AFTERNOON. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED A MOMENT AGO WITH THE 5 CAR OF KYLE BUSCH.>>HE’S POWER SLIDING OFF THE CORNER. DIDN’T GET IT DONE RIGHT THERE. BUT GOT HERE IN TURN ONE AND JUST CLOSES THE DEAL. LOOKS LIKE MATT PROBABLY GAVE IT TO HIM.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY, THAT WAS AN AMAZING PASS. HE GOT LOOSE, AS YOU SAID, ANDY, GENERALLY THAT LOSES MOMENTUM. BUT LOOKS LIKE HE GAINED MOMENTUM AND MADE THE PASS. I THINK MATT’S A SMART DRIVER AND SAID, ENOUGH OF THIS, LET HIM GO.>>HERE AT ARIZONA 200, WE’RE 100 LAPS TO GO. CLINT BOWYER WHO IS THE POLE SITTER HAS LED THE MOST TODAY. HE’S LED TWICE FOR 28 LAPS. THE 20 CAR, DENNY HAMLIN HAD LED FOR SEVEN LAPS. AND HE WAS TRYING TO HANG ON IN THE OWNERS POINTS BUT COULD THERE BE ISSUES DEVELOPING.>>AND THE WATER COUNT, MAKE SURE YOU GOT ALL OF IT.>>WE’LL GET IT.>>IT’S FINE. DO WE HAVE ANOTHER BATTERY?>>NO, WE DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER BATTERY.>>NOW, YOU HEARD CREW CHIEF DAVE ROGERS SAY, NO, WE DON’T HAVE ANOTHER BATTERY. WHAT HE’S SAYING IS THEY DON’T HAVE A SPARE ON THE CAR. THEY ONLY HAVE THEIR PRIMARY BATTERY. SO THE CREW GOT WORD OF THAT. THEY BROUGHT UP THE BACKUP BATTERY RIGHT HERE. THEY BROUGHT THE SCREWDRIVER OUT. THEY’RE GOING TO MONITOR THE GAUGES. IF IT GETS BAD ENOUGH, DENNY HAMLIN IS GOING TO HAVE TO REPLACE IT. YOU SEE THE CREW HUDDLING TOGETHER, MAYBE HAVING TO GO AND WORK ON THE CAR. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY THOUGHT THEY HAD A CAR CAPABLE OF WINNING TODAY.>>LET’S GO TO THE CUTAWAY CAR AND TIM BREWER.>>JAMIE, YOU’RE RIGHT. THEY DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF A SWITCH IN THE CAR. THEY HAVE TO REMOVE THE FOAM PADDING, DISCONNECT THE BATTERY. LITERALLY PULL IT TOUT REPLACE IT. AND THEY PROBABLY WILL NOT LOSE A LAP UNDER CAUTION. BUT YOU GOT TO BE REALLY QUICK. YOU GOT TO HAVE THE CAM LOCKS ON THE BATTERY BOX. GET THE DOOR OFF, REPLACE THE BATTERY. THEY’LL BE LUCKY IF THEY DON’T LOSE A LAP HERE. JERRY.>>THANK YOU, TIM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BATTERIES LOGON TO ESPN.COM SEARCH WORD “AUTO TECH.”>>WHAT WHAT I HEARD IN THE CONVERSATION IS THE BOTTLES WERE GOOD. THEY TRIED TO FINDED THINGS THAT MAY BE ELECTRICAL THAT THEY COULD FIX. WHAT THEY HAS MAY BE AN INTERNAL ENGINE PROBLEM THAT THEY MIGHT BE NOT ABLE TO FIX.>>TAKE A LOOK AT HIS TIME. HE’S ABOUT 2.5 TENTH OFFS. BUT NOT A LOT. IT’S NOT FAR ENOUGH OFF THE PACE TO MAKE ME THINK HE’S ON SEVEN CYLINDERS.>>SOMETHING’S WRONG. HE’S LOSING GROUND. HE DOESN’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS BUT THERE’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING WRONG.>>DENNY HIM LYNN, A FIVE-TIME WINNER IN BUSCH COMPETITIONS. THE LATEST ONE IN DOVER, DELAWARE, BACK IN THE FALL.>>NINE LAPS AWAY FROM HALFWAY HERE. THEY CALL THIS TRACK THE JEWEL OF THE DESERT. IT’S A ONE-MILE OVALúPúPúPúPúPúP>>>WE WELCOME YOU BACK TO THE ARIZONA TRAVEL 200. IT’S STOP NUMBER 34 OF 35 ON THE $50 MILLION NASCAR BUSCH SERIES TOUR FOR 2007. WINDING DOWN HERE A LITTLE BIT. FINAL DRIVE FOR KYLE BUSCH IN THAT 5 CAR FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS. REMEMBER, HE HEADS TO JOE GIBBS RACING IN 2008 WHERE HE’LL BE DRIVING A TOYOTA, SEE WHAT HE CAN DO. HE’S SLIDING SIDEWAYS. IT’S BEEN A TALE OF TWO SEASONS FOR HIM. THE LAST EIGHT STARTS, THREE WINS AND EIGHT TOP-FIVE FINISHES. AND HE’S LED THE MOST LAPS SEVEN TIMES. AS WE GO DOWN, WE’LL GO UP TO SPEED WITH OUR LEADER, KYLE BUSCH AND SHANNON SPAKE. >>THAT’S RIGHT. WE OBVIOUSLY MENTIONED HOW THIS IS HIS LAST START HERE AT HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS. WANTS TO GO TO VICTORY LANE, FOR THAT REASON, BUT THERE’S ANOTHER REASON TOOSHS. HE WON THE TRUCK RACE HERE LAST NIGHT. HE WON HERE AT PHOENIX IN THE CUP AND TRUCK AND WOULD LIKE TO DO IT IN THE BUSCH SERIES. HIS BEST RACE IN PHOENIX WAS SECOND IN 2004, RIGHT NOW, TELL HIS CREW CHIEF THAT THE CAR IS GOOD.>>MATT KENSETH’S CREW CHIEF TELLS ME ANYTIME YOU COME TO A TRACK LIKE THIS, A FLAT ONE-MILE RACETRACK, THE WAY HE MEASURES HOW GOOD IS HIS CAR IS AGAINST THE RICHARD CHILDRESS RACING CARS. HE TOLD ME FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR, THEY MEASURE UP PRETTY WELL. THEY FEEL LIKE THEY GOT A VERY GOOD RACE CAR. RIGHT NOW, A LITTLE LOOSE. BUT STILL LOOKING FOR GRIP. JAMIE?>>WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POLE SITTER, MR. CLINT BOWYER WORKED HIS WAY UP. HE LOST ABOUT SEVEN SPOTS. WELL, IF YOU LOOK AT THE LAP TIMES, HE’S TURNING IN TIMES FASTER THAN THE LEADER KYLE BUSCH RIGHT NOW. HE’S WORKED HIS WAY UP TO THIRD AND HE ACTUALLY BRUSHED THE WALL A FEW MOMENTS AGO, THEY CAME ON THE RADIO AND SAID YOU’RE FINE. LET’S GO TO DAVE BURNS. >>HE FITS ON LAP 18 AS DOC POINTED OUT EARLIER. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO PIT PROBABLY. HE’LL BE OUT OF SEQUENCE, BUT A PRETTY GOOD RACE CAR RIGHT NOW JUST A LITTLE BIT LOOSE. LOOSE WAS THE PROBLEM FOR SCOTT WIMMER. HE RESTARTED FIFTH, HE STAYED IN THAT POSITION. NO COMPLAINTS FOR SCOTT. NO MAJOR CHANGES PLANNED FOR THE NEXT STOP AS WELL. MIKE?>>WELL, ASIDE FROM BEING ABLE TO SPRAY CHAMPAGNE AND TAKING OVER A TROPHY, THERE’S ANOTHER BENEFIT FOR WINNING FOR CARL EDWARDS. OF COURSE, THAT’S THE FREEDOM TO GAMBLE. PIERRE KUETTEL WAS ABLE TO DO THAT. GAVE HIM ONLY TWO TIRES. RIGHT NOW, THE TIRES THEY HAVE ARE LOSING GRIP. HE CAME ON THE RADIO A COUPLE MINUTES AGO AND SAID I REALLY COULD USE SOME FRESH RUBBER.>>AND KEVIN HARVICK IS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE MOTOR DOWN THE STRAIGHT AWAY. HE’S DRIVING AS HARD AS HE CAN. ALSO A QUOTE FROM HIM. THAT’S BECAUSE HIS CAR IS TIGHT IN THE CENTER CORNER. AND GRIPPING THE STEERING WHEEL WISHING HE HAD MORE HORSEPOWER. WHEN HE TOLD VICARS THAT THE TEN CARS IN FRONT OF YOU ARE ALL SLOWER THAN EYE, I THOUGHT THAT WAS OPTIMISTIC TO ENCOURAGE YOUR DRIVER BUT YOU KNOW WHAT, BRIAN VICKERS HAS PASSED ALL OF THOSE CARS THAT BRANDEN MYERS WAS TALKING ABOUT.>>AND KASEY KAHNE, THAT LAST PIT STOP WAS SUPER LONG FOR HIM. 17.7 SECONDS. WHY? BECAUSE THEY HAD ISSUES GETTING THE TIRES ON AND OFF. HE HAS BOTH OF HIS CREW CHIEFS, PIT CUP AND BUSCH, SITTING IN THE BOX. BEHIND HIM, DAVID REUTIMANN. HE FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR THE CUP RACE, GUYS, BUT HE CONTINUES TO CHARGE HERE IN THE BUSCH SERIES, HE’S GOT A CAR THAT HE FEELS IS CAPABLE OF WINNING HERE. DAVID REUTIMANN PRETTY QUICK HERE IN THE SPRING. HE FEEL HIS CAR IS SO GOOD RUNNING IN THE TOP TEN RIGHT NOW. DOC.>>THANK YOU, JAMIE. THE LAST TIME DAVID REUTIMANN FAILED TO QUALIFY FOR A CUP RACE WAS IN ATLANTA. GUESS WHAT HE DID? HE WENT UP TO MEMPHIS AND WON THE BUSCH RACE. THE 20 CAR STILL FADING. REMEMBER, WE SHOWED YOU THE BATTERY ISSUES, POSSIBLY. IS IT BATTERY, INTERNAL IN THE ENGINE? HE’S JUST TRYING TO HANG ON NOW. THAT 15th POSITION THAT DENNY HAMLIN HAS DIPPED BACK TO.>>DOC, HE’S LOST A LOT OF TIME NOW. HE’S RUNNING 29.90s. THAT’S .7 SECONDS SLOWER. DEFINITELY, SOMETHING’S AMISS WITH THAT CAR.>>GUYS I’M REALLY SURPRISE WED HAVEN’T HAD KAULGSS HERE. WE HAD SO MANY WHEN THEY STARTED.>>HERE’S JASON LEFFLER. HE’S LOCKED IN THAT THIRD IN THE POINTS BATTLE. WITH KEVIN HARVICK, TWO RACES TO GO. AMONG THE BUSCH-ONLY DRIVERS, LEFFLER IS ON TOP OF THE RANK. HE’S THE NUMBER ONE DRIVER IN TERMS OF BUSCH-ONLY POINTS. AND GOING WITH THE 20 TO TAKE THE 15th POSITION AWAY. SPEAKING OF BUSCH-ONLY DRIVERS, BOBBY HAMILTON JR. BEING SHOWN SIXTH IN THE POINTS. THERE’S THE 37 CAR OF HAMILTON JUNIOR. KYLE BUSCH IS THE LEADER. BUSCH NOW HAS LED THE MOST LAPS OF THE AFTERNOON. HE’S LED TWICE FOR 38 LAPS. KENSETH, BOWYER, BIFFLE AND WIMMER, THE TOP FIVE AS WE ARE NOW PAST THE HALFWAY POINT.>>>THIS TELECAST OF THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES IS AVAILABLE IN HIGH DEFINITION ON ESPN2 HD PRESENTED BY VIZIO. JUST ACROSS THE HALFWAY MARK OF THE ARIZONA TRAVEL 200, NASCAR BUSCH SERIES TODAY AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. AFTER A HALTING START, FOUR CAUTIONS IN 43 LAPS. NOW, WE’VE GONE 60 LAPS WITHOUT A YELLOW FLAG. AND KYLE BUSCH IS PARADING AROUND IN FRONT.>>KYLE BUSCH HAS CHECKED OUT ON THESE GUYS. IT’S AMAZING HOW THE CUP GUYS COME TO THE FRONT IN THE RACES. THE CREAM RISES TO THE TOP. I WAS WATCHING STEPHEN LEICHT AND BRAD COLEMAN. THEY’RE STARTING TO HEAT UP NOW.>>YEAH, THEY ARE. WHAT’S HAPPENING, BASICALLY, THE RACETRACK IS GETTING SLICKER. AND THESE GUYS ARE CUP REGULARS FOR A REASON. THEY’RE USED TO HANDLING THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS AND CARS ON TYPES LIKE THIS FOR A LONGER PEERD OF TIME. IT’S VERY IMPRESSIVE TO SIT HERE AND WATCH THESE GUYS LIKE KYLE BUSCH AND MATT KENSETH AS WE’VE WATCHED COMING OUT OF TURN FOUR IN PARTICULAR, AS YOU WATCH MICHAEL McDOWELL IN TURN FOUR HERE. THEIR HANDS WORKING. THEY’RE GETTING A WORKOUT OUT THERE. BUT THEY’RE NOT BACK ON THE THROTTLE. YOU SEE THEM RUN LAP AFTER LAP. TO ME, IT’S IMPRESSIVE TO WATCH THEM DO THIS.>>AND THE CAUTION FLAG IS OUT. WHAT’S UP, DOC?>>CAUTION ON THE TRACK. BIG NEWS FOR STEVEN WALLACE. WALLACE DRIVEN ALL THE WAY IN THE BACK TO THE MID 20s. AS THE YELLOW FLIES FOR THE FIFTH TIME. THERE’S A LOOK AT STEVEN IN THE HOMELIFE COMMUNITY DODGE. HAD TROUBLE QUALIFYING. DRIVEN UP IN THE MIDDLE. BUT HE WAS BEING RUN DOWN BY THE 5 CAR OF KYLE BUSCH AND THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN NOW.>>BOBBY HAMILTON JR. WILL THANK HIM FOR THAT NOW, HE’LL GET THE LUCKY DOG, INSTEAD OF THE 66.>>NICE OF BOBBY HAMILTON JR. TO GET THE LUCKY DOG. THERE’S THE 5 CAR OF KYLE BUSCH. AND A BIG BREAK FOR GREG BIFFLE, BY THE WAY. BIFFLE HAS BEEN OUT THERE ALMOST 100 LAPS ON THESE GOODYEARS. HOW GOOD ARE THE GOODYEARS HERE?>>THE TIRES HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD. THIS IS THE SAME TIRE THEY HAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. PLACES LIKE THAT. THESE GUYS REALLY LIKE THE TIRES. PRETTY DURABLE, GUYS.>>BY THE WAY, THE CAUTION IS FOR DEBRIS ON THE RACETRACKS. AND BROUGHT OUT THE YELLOW FLAG AND THAT BRINGS THESE GUYS ON PIT ROAD AS WE SHED TO SHAN.>>KYLE BUSCH SAID, PLEASE, GUYS, GIVE ME A GOOD PIT STOP, I’M LEADING THIS RACE. MIKE?>>MATT KENSETH STILL LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BIT OF OVERALL GRIP. THE ONLY ADJUSTMENT THEY’LL MAKE IS AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT. FOUR TIRES AND FUEL. >>BIFFLE WAS TO BE ON PIT ROAD, UNDERSTAND GREEN, THIS LAP, THEY JUST CAUGHT THEIR BREAK. AIR PRESSURE, LOOSE.>>AND HE STARTS LOOSE. AND THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE AN AIR PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT FOR CLINT BOWYER. FOUR TIRES AND FUEL. AND LOOKS LIKE BIFFLE HAS A PROBLEM. EXTRA LONG PIT STOP, GUYS.>>THEY WERE HOLDING BIFFLE TO PUT THE LUG NUTS ON THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE. THEY GOT A BREAK BY GETTING THE CAUTION FLAG. THEN GOT A BAD BREAK ON PIT ROAD. YOU SEE KENSETH LOSES A SPOT. CARL EDWARDS UP TWO. AND YOU SEE VERY CLOSE BETWEEN THE 5 AND THE 2. HERE COMES THE 17. AND WIMMER. OKAY. LET’S WATCH THIS PIT STOP FROM CAREY WIMBISH’S STANDPOINT. HERE’S THE JACK MAN. >>THE CAR DOESN’T GO UNTIL HE DROPS IT. THAT’S THE SIGNAL. THE DRIVER WILL BE WAITING FOR IT WHEN THE JACK COMES DOWN THE LEFT SIDE, HE’S FREE TO GO. THE JACKMAN HAS TO MAKE SURE THE CAR’S TIGHT.>>LET’S WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WITH BIFFLE. WATCH THE RIGHT FRONT.>>THESE GUYS ARE CHANGING THE RIGHT SIDES. THEY’RE GOING TO ZIP AROUND TO THE OTHER SIDE. YOU SEE HIS OFFICIAL, HE HAPPENED TO CATCH IT OUT OF THE CORNER OF HIS EYE. YOU’LL HAVE TO FIX THIS BEFORE IT COMES OUT OR YOU’LL HAVE TO COME BACK.>>AND TO FIND THE LUG NUT, THAT COST HIM ABOUT 5.5 EXTRA>>>BACK AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. UNDER CAUTION FOR THE FIFTH TIME TODAY. DEBRIS ON THE RACETRACK. LET’S SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENS ON PIT ROAD WITH REGARD TO PIT STOPS. AND THERE’S A LOT OF BRAKE DUST ON THESE CARS. AND THESE GUYS HAVE TO DEAL WITH, THEY GET A FACEFUL OF BRAKE DUST HERE. THE 99 CAR OF DAVID REUTIMANN. LOOK AT HIS VANTAGE POINT.>>LOOK AT THAT WHEEL THAT COMES OFF. LOOK AT THAT SHINY CHROME WHEEL GOING ON. THAT DUST JUST COLLECTS IN THERE THAT’S A NUISANCE WHEN YOU CHANGE THE TIRES.>>YOU’RE PRETTY HARD ON, ESPECIALLY INTO TURN ONE. NOT SO MUCH IN TURN THREE. BUT TURN ONE IS MORE OF A 90-DEGREE ENTRY. SO YOU USE A LOT OF BRAKES. MAN IT PUTS A LOT OF DUST. IT’S TOUGH ON THE TIRE CHANGERS.>>ON PIT ROAD, YOU HEARD EXPLANATION ABOUT A POSSIBLE BATTERY PROBLEM. THEY’RE LOOKING UNDER THE HOOD AS WELL, JAMIE?>>DOC, THEY’VE COME IN THREE TIMES NOW FOR DENNY HAMLIN. HE’S GONE DOWN TWO LAPS NOW. WHAT THEY FOUND IS ALL CYLINDERS ARE HOT. THAT’S A GOOD THING. THEY THOUGHT THEY LOST A CYLINDER. THEY EXCHANGED ALL SPARK PLUGS, ALL EIGHT OF THEM. THERE’S NO WAY TO DIAGNOSE WHAT’S WRONG WITH THEM. IT’S VERY METICULOUS. IF THAT’S NOT THE PROBLEM, IT WILL BE THE CARBURETOR EXCHANGE, GUYS.>>THANK YOU, AND KYLE BUSCH LEADS THEM DOWN. 79 LAPS TO GO HERE AT PHOENIX. CLINT BOWYER WAS THE POLE SITTER, HE’S IN HOT PURSUIT.>>HE’S THAT NUMBER ONE PIT STOP TO GAIN A SPOT ON PIT ROAD, NOW, HE’S ABLE TO CHASE THE 5 CAR DOWN IF HE’S GOT A GOOD ENOUGH CAR.>>LATE AFTERNOON SUN HERE IN PHOENIX. AND THIS TRACK, HISTORICALLY BEGINS TO CHANGE, AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET HERE, GUYS.>>OH, DEFINITELY. TRACK’S GOING TO COOL OFF, JERRY. THE CAR’S GOING TO HANDLE DIFFERENT. THEY’RE GOING TO DO TWO THINGS, GUYS. THEY’RE GOING TO RUN FASTER AND TURN THE FRONT END. WHOA. YOU SEE CLINT BOWYER GETTING LOOSE, HE MIGHT BE HUSTLING THAT CORNER A LITTLE TOO HARD RIGHT NOW WITH AIR PRESSURE DOWN ON THE TIRES. BUT THE TRACK IS GOING TO CHANGE. GENERALLY GOING TO GET TIGHTER, START LOSING THE FRONT END.>>SPEAK ABOUT PUTTING STEER IN THE CARS, YOU SAW EARLY YES, THE 17 CAR OF MATT KENSETH, REALLY FIGHTING AND WRESTLING WITH THE STEERING WHEEL. COULD THERE BE AN ISSUE WITH THE 17 CAR OF MATT KENSETH?>>DOC IT DEFINITELY IS AN ISSUE FOR SURE. SOME PEOPLE WONDER WHY THESE DRIVERS SPEND SO MUCH TIME IN THEIR WEIGHT ROOMS GETTING STRONGER, BUILDING UP ENDURANCE. FOR MATT KENSETH, IT’S FOR DAYS LIKE THIS. NOT ONLY IS IT HOT BEHIND THE RACE CAR, BUT THE WHEEL ITSELF, NOT TURNING SO WELL. >>THE STEERING IS SHARP. NOT WILLING TO GO.>>JUST TALKED TO DREW BILKEN SURFER AND ASKED IF THERE WAS ANYTHING THEY COULD DO. JUST SHOOK HIS HEAD, GIING OFF THE ARM TO GIVE THE BICEPS, SAYING IT’S ALL IN MATT KENSETH’S ARMS RIGHT NOW. WITH FURTHER EXPLANATION AS TO WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE A CAR WITHOUT POWER STEERING, LET’S GO TO THE DISH TECH CENTER AND TIM BREWER.>>THANKS, MIKE. WE’VE GOT TWO DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS HERE. THIS IS THE POWER STEERING PUMP, BELT DRIVEN OFF THE FLUID ENGINE. AND WE HAVE ANOTHER REMOTE RESERVOIR. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN ISSUE, THE FLUID LEVEL HAS GONE WAY DOWN, THEY’RE AGAIN IT MIGHT BE AERATING, IT’S NOT TURNING PROPERLY. OR JUST LIKE MATT SAID, MAYBE ALL THE FLUID RAN OUT. THERE AGAIN, BETTER EAT YOUR WHEATIES BECAUSE IT’S GO TOOK LONG DAY HERE IN 15 NIKZ.>>TURN YOUR CAR OFF TURN YOUR STEERING WHEEL IN THE PARKING LOT, YOU’VE GOT TO BE A BEHE MYTH TO DO THAT. D.J., THAT’S A HANDFUL OF A RACE CAR WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE POWER STEERING WORKING OR ONLY WORKING PART TIME.>>YOU KNOW THE BIG OF THE THING IS, IF YOU DON’T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, YOU COULD SAY GUYS YEARS AGO, WHEN I RACED, WE DIDN’T HAVE POWER STEERING. BUT THE BOX, MADE TO WORK WITHOUT IT. THE BOXES ARE MADE TO WORK WITH POWER STEERING. AND WHEN THEY DON’T, YOU CAN’T GET A GOOD FEEL FOR THE WHEEL. YOU HAVE TO TURN IT, YOU ALMOST HAVE TO JERK IT. MATT KENSETH IS USUALLILY ONE OF THE SMOOTHEST GUYS WE SEE WITH THE STEERING WHEEL AND WE SEE HIM WORKING IT AWFULLY HARD.>>ANDY AND I IN THE BOOTH, TAKING A LOOK AT THE 17 CAR. HE’S GOT SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE CAR. AND, AND, COULD THAT WILL BE A LEAK OUT OF THE RESERVOIR?>>I’VE SEEN SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE 17 CAR A HALF A DOZEN TIMES. I THOUGHT IT WAS TIRE SMOKE. BUT LOOKING BACK, IT COULD BE A LOOSE LINE ON THE POWER STEERING. ONCE IT GETS LOW LIKE TIM BREWER SAID, IT GETS AIR IN IT. YOU SEE IT THERE AGAIN.>>YOU WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT POWER STEERING VERSUS NONPOWER STEERING, THE CASTER SETTINGS WAIT IT MAKES THE CAR LEAN INTO THE CORNER, EASIER OR HARDER, MUCH DIFFERENT SETTINGS IN A NONPOWER STEERING BOX VERSUS WHAT THE FELLOWS ARE DRIVING RIGHT NOW.>>ABSOLUTELY, WITH THE NONPOWER STEERING BOXING. WE USED TO RUN THE CAMBER SPREAD — OR CASTER, I’M SORRY. IN THE RIGHT FRONT. ONE DEGREE THERE. AND A SPLIT OF ABOUT 3 1/2 ON THE RIGHT. SO THE CAR WOULD REALLY LEAN INTO THE CORNER. WITH THE POWER STEERING BOXES WHAT WE COULD DO TO HELP THE CAR GET INTO THE CORNER AND NOT BE LOOSE AND CONSIDER MORE CONTROL, WE’LL RUN THAT CLOSED UP, YOU’LL RUN THREE DEGREES POSITIVE IN THE RIGHT FRONT. SOMETIMES, FOUR. SO YOU HAVE A LOT MORE INPUT INTO THAT WHEEL, AS A DRIVER, YOU WON’T GET AS LOOSE IN THE CORNER. SO WHEN THAT GOES AWAY, YOU REALLY HAVE YOUR HANDS FULL. YOU REALLY HAVE TO BE STRONG AND THESE ARE THE DAYS THAT YOU KNOW THAT WORKING OUT HAS REALLY PAID OFF.>>WELL, RIDING ALONG MATT KENSETH, IF THERE WAS FLUID COMING OUT OF THE CAR, YOU’D SEE IT ON THE ONBOARD CAR FOR SCOTT WIMMER. AND THIS CAMERA IS CLEAN. OH, 10 CAR. TROUBLE.>>WE GOT SPUN WITH THE 41.>>WELL, YOU HEAR WHAT HAPPENED. BRIAN VICKERS GOT A CONSTANT CONTACT FROM THE 41 CAR.>>HE’S GOT A LOT OF DAMAGE ON THE CAR. TRYING TO HUSTLE AROUND HERE.>>GOT KNOCKED AROUND.>>NOW, GUYS, THIS IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR MATT KENSETH TO COME DOWN, IF HE CHOOSES TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THIS POWER STEERING PROBLEM. THEY COULD TIGHTENS THE LINES BACK UP. >>HEAVY LEFT FRONT DAMAGE. >>WE’LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED AGAIN. THERE’S THE 41 CAR AND THE 10 OF BRIAN VICKERS.>>THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COMMONLY HAPPENS HERE AT THIS RACETRACK. YOU GET IN THE CORNERS SO DEEP, AND YOU GET ALONGSIDE THEM YOU LOSE THE CAR AND SLIDE INTO THEM.>>ONE THING I’VE SEEN HERE, THESE ARE TEAMMATES IN THE CUP SERIES, I DON’T KNOW WHY THEY’RE ROUGHING EACH OTHER UP LIKE TO.>>THAT’S A.J. ALLMENDINGER IN THE 41 CAR.>>ALL CLEAR. GOT NOTHING.>>THIS COULD HURT THAT RELATIONSHIP JUST A LITTLE BIT ON THE CUP SIDE. VICKERS HAD A FAST CAR, MAN, TOO BAD IT GETS TORE UP.>>PIT STOP, CREW CHIEF, WHAT DO YOU DO HERE? THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TOUGH ONES WHERE THEY COULD EASILY MAKE IT FROM HERE. YOU MIGHT SEE THEM COME IN HERE. IF YOU DO, YOU’LL SEE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES. THIS IS WHERE THEY EARN THEIR MONEY.>>REMEMBER, BIFFLE RAN ALMOST 100 LAPS ON THOSE TIRES AND HUNG IN THE TOP FOUR. DIDN’T LOSE MUCH AT ALL. OR STAY ON AND LOOKS LIKE HE SAYS OUT. EVERYONE ON FRONT IS GOING TO STAY OUT. >>NOBODY SEEMS TO BE WANTING TO TAKE THE BAIT, THOUGH.>>26 CARS ON THE LEAD LAP. HERE COMES SOME CARS BACK IN THE PACK. 77 OF HORNADAY. EITHER WAY, THE LUCKY DOG GOES TO THE 59 CAR, MARCOS AMBROSE. HE’S THE FIRST CAR ON LAP DOWN. HE WILL GET THE LUCKY DOG FOR THE YEAR. AND LUCKY DOG FREE PASS. 77 HORNADAY. 90, STEPHEN LEICHT, THE KENTUCKY WINNER. THESE GUYS COME ON FOR PIT ROAD TO MAKE THEIR STOPS. FOLKS, MARK THIS DOWN BECAUSE THESE GUYS ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK IN. OTHERS MIGHT. IT’S GOING TO BE AWFULLY CLOSE HERE ON FUEL. LOTS OF ACTION THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. 134 LAPS. WE’VE HAD SIX CAUTION FLAGS. A LOT OF PUSHING AND SHOVING AND CONTACT AND NASCAR BUSCH SERIES STYLE. ♪ WE’RE BACK WE’RE BACK IN THE >>>TOMORROW LIVE COVERAGE OF NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES ACTION, 3:00 EASTERN TIME ON ABC. IT IS THE 35th AND 36th RACES. AND IT’S COMING DOWN TO TWO DRIVERS IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. 30 POINTS APART. TEAMMATES. TWO DRIVERS. TWO TEAMMATES. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP. COULD THEY TAKE ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS A TITLE? WE’LL FIND OUT TOMORROW AT 3:00 EASTERN TIME ON ABC.>>WHAT IS IT EYE CALL THAT NEXT TO THE LAST RACE, DOC?>>THE PENULTIMATE EVENT.>>THAT’S A BIG WORD, MAN. I DON’T THINK I CAN PRONOUNCE THAT ONE. >>ALL RIGHT. WE GET SET FOR THE RESTART HERE. PACE CAR IS GOING TO PULL AWAY. KYLE BUSCH IS THE LEADER. CLINT BOWYER IN SECOND SPOT. KENSETH IS THIRD. REMEMBER, THE POWER STEERING ISSUE THERE IS. WIMMER FOURTH. COULD THEY BRING HOME AN OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY? GREEN FLAG, JUST 63 LAPS. TROUBLE, BIFFLE INVOLVED. McMURRAY INVOLVED. AND STEVEN WALLACE UP ACROSS THE RACETRACK.>>YOU HAVE A BETTER VIEW THAN I DO.>>WOW. THAT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. THIS HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES HERE AT THE RACETRACK. A DRIVER SPINS THE TIRES ON THE RESTART. GETS HIT IN THE BACK. A LOT OF THEM COLLECTED RIGHT NOW. UNBELIEVABLE.>>WE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW THE RACETRACK, THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY IS SO SLICK. WE SEE GUYS PILE UP ON THE RESTARTS.>>GUYS, THE SUN’S SETTING IN TURN ONE. ALMOST BLINDING UP IN THE BOOTH HERE IN PHOENIX, IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO SEE.>>SO IF SOMEBODY HAS A PROBLEM ON RESTARTS, IT’S REALLY HARD TO SEE AHEAD OF YOU WITH THAT SUN GLARING IN YOUR FACE.>>YEAH, RIGHT NOW, ANDY, YOU’RE JUST DRIVING OFF THE GUY’S BUMPER IN FRONT OF YOU. OBVIOUSLY, THEY COULDN’T SEE WHAT WAS COMING DOWN HERE.>>KELLER. WATCH THEM AS THEY STACK UP HERE ON THE TOP OF YOUR SCREEN THERE.>>YOU CAN SEE J.J. YELEY GOT IN THE BACK OF JAMIE McMURRAY AND SPUN HIM. J.J. NOTHING TO DO THERE. JAMIE COULDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. HE’S BLOCKING THE TRACK RIGHT NOW. EVERYBODY’S STACKING UP. ANOTHER MELEE IN THE FRONT STRAIGHTAWAY AT PHOENIX. KIND OF LIKE WE HAD IN ATLANTA, GEORGIA.>>DIFFERENT ANGLE, WATCH THEM STACK UP NOW. IT WILL BE ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN THIS TIME. CONTACT, YOU’LL SEE THE POP FROM BEHIND THERE. THE 26 CAR OF McMURRAY GETS HIT BY YELEY, AND IT ALL BREAKS LOOSE BEHIND HIM.>>I HAVE TO BELIEVE THE SUN HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THAT BECAUSE THE GUYS COULDN’T SEE THAT THESE GUYS WERE STACKING UP BEHIND THEM.>>NO, THIS WAS A BIG TURN. WE THOUGHT FOR A WHILE THAT MAYBE THE SWEETS WAS GOING TO BLOCK THE SUN, BUT IT’S NOT. YOU SEE TRIED TO GET UNDER THE 26 OF McMURRAY. JUST CAUGHT HIM. NOW, IT’S ALL SMOKE, NOBODY COULD SEE ANYTHING.>>TAKE A LOOK AT DAVID RAGAN’S ONBOARD CAMERA, HOW MUCH CAN’T YOU SEE? CHECK UP, CHECK UP. MIDDLE, MIDDLE, UP, UP, UP. COME ON, COME ON.>>GUYS, THAT’S HOW BAD THE SUN IS. IT’S JUST HORRIBLE OUT THERE.>>SECOND GENERATION DRIVER STEVEN WALLACE CLIMBING OUT OF HIS CAR AFTER HAVING DRIVEN FROM ALL THE WAY INTO THE BACK OF THE PACK TO DRIVE THIS CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD ALL WAIT TO THE FRONT. HE WILL CLIMB OUT. THERE IS GREG BIFFLE. HE IS STILL TRYING TO CHASE THAT ELUSIVE VICTORY. HE’S WON A RACE EVERY YEAR. SIX CONSECUTIVE YEARS. THOUGHT HE HAD ONE IN TEXAS LAST WEEK AND HAD A TIRE GO DOWN. NOW, WE’RE UNDER A RED FLAG HERE AT PHOENIX, WHILE WE CLEAR THE RACETRACK. IT IS THE SEVENTH CAUTION LAP OF THE DAY. COMING UP ON 137. IT’S THE FIRST RED FLAG OF THE DAY. WE’LL CLEAN UP THE>>>THE GATORS OF FLORIDA NEED A WIN TO STAY ALIVE IN THE TOUGH SEC RACE. TONIGHT, THEY FACE A TOUGH TEST WHEN THEY VISIT THEIR FORMER COACH STEVE SPURRIER AND THOSE FEISTY SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS. COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIMETIME PRESENTED BY HAMPTON HOTELS ON ESPN TONIGHT AT 7:45 EASTERN TIME. COLLEGE FOOTBALL LIVES HERE. WE’RE UNDER A RED FLAG HERE AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY BECAUSE OF THIS WRECK ON RECEIPT START INVOLVING FOUR CARS. CONTACT, YELEY, ON TOP OF YOUR SCREEN. McMURRAY’S CAR GETS SPUN AROUND. BEHIND HIM, THERE’S CONTACT ON THE 16 OF BIFFLE. ALSO INVOLVING STEVEN WALLACE AND JASON KELLER. LET’S GO TO JAMIE. >>GREG BIFFLE IS WATCHING OUR MONITOR. YOU DON’T KNOW EVEN KNOW WHO IS IN FRONT OF YOU? >>NO, I DON’T. IT WAS BAD. SOMEBODY LOOKED LIKE THEY GOT IN THE BACK OF 26 CAR. I THINK SOMEBODY’S BEING A LITTLE AGGRESSIVE AND TRY TO CHOP THE LINE. YOU CAN’T PULL OUT TO THE LEFT UNTIL YOU CROSS THE START/FINISH LINE. THEY CAUGHT McMURRAY’S QUARTER PANEL PULLING DOWN. 70 LAPS TO GO. A RESTART, AND CAUSE A WRECK LIKE THAT. IT’S UNFORTUNATE. THE CAR WAS REALLY GOOD. FIGURED ONCE WE GOT EQUAL TIRES, WE’D BE ABLE TO RUN WITH THE LEADERS AND NEVER GOT THAT CHANCE.>>THREE DIFFERENT ISSUES TODAY. HOW ARE YOU STAYING OPTIMISTIC AND KEEPING IN THIS, GREG?>>I LOVE DRIVING THE FORD FUSION. IT’S FRUSTRATING WHEN WE COME OUT FOURTH AND GO IN 17th ON THE PIT STOP. THAT HURT US IN THE MASS. WE WOULD HAVE IN FRONT OF THOSE GUYS AND BEEN UP IN THERE BATTLING WITH KYLE AND MATT FOR THE LEAGUE. THINGS HAPPEN FOR A REASON. >>PHOENIX TWO-TIME WINNER GREG BIFFLE IS OUT. >>THOSE LUG NUTS ON THE RIGHT FRONT COST HIM A LOT THERE. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN A FACTOR. LET’S VISIT WITH THE IN-RACE REPORTER, KEVIN HARVICK SITTING IN THE FIFTH POSITION.>>KEVIN HARVICK, RUSTY WALLACE, ESPN, GOT US, BUDDY?>>COME IN. >>I’LL TELL YOU, KEVIN IT LOOKS LIKE THE SUN IN TURN ONE WAS REALLY BAD. LOST FOUR OR FIVE CARS AFTER A RESTART THERE. WAS IT BOTHERING YOU?>>NOT RIGHT NOW. I THINK YOU KNOW HOW THE SUN CAN BE HERE IN PHOENIX GETTING OUT OF THE STRAIGHTAWAY WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS. THE SUN’S NOT BAD. THE BIGGEST PROBLEM I GOT IS MY GLOVE IS NOT FITTING ME WHITE TODAY. I CAN’T CLOSE MY HAND. IT’S NOT WORKING RIGHT FOR ME. THAT’S MY BIGGEST PROBLEM.>>KEVIN, LOOKS LIKE YOUR TEAM MADE A GOOD ADJUSTMENT FOR YOU. YOU FEEL LIKE YOU GOT IT WHERE YOU WANT IT RIGHT NOW?>>KEVIN — YEAH, UNABLE TO CLOSE THAT GLOVE. HE’S NOT GETTING THE BUTTON ALL THE WAY DOWN. TRYING TO TALK TO KEVIN HARVICK THERE.>>THAT’S GOT TO BE TOUGH WHEN YOU ONLY GOT ONE HAND TO GRIP THE STEERING >>>BACK AT PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, AFTER A BRIEF RED FLAG AND THE SEVENTH CAUTION FLAG OF THE DAY, WE’RE GETTING SET TO GO BACK TO GREEN FLAG RACING. 60 LAPS TO GO, KYLE BUSCH TRYING TO PICK UP A WIN IN HIS FINAL RUN FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS IN THIS BUSCH CAR. BUSCH — KYLE BUSCH HAS NEVER WON IN PHOENIX. THE OWNER’S CHAMPIONSHIP UP FOR GRABS. THE 29 CAR OF SCOTT WIMMER CAME IN WITH 113-POINT LEAD. HE AND JEFF BURTON SHARE THAT CAR. BURTON’S WON 14 TIMES IN THIS CAR. THE 29 CAR. AND LEAVING HERE 196 POINTS AHEAD, THEY WOULD WRAP UP THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES OWNERS TITLE FOR ONE RICHARD CHILDRESS.>>BOY, ANOTHER GOOD RESTART FOR KYLE BUSCH, GUYS. HE SAILED THAT THING DOWN INTO TURN ONE. IT STUCK REAL GOOD. AND HE’S GOT TO GET OUT OF DODGE AS QUICK AS HE POSSIBLY CAN TO GIFT AWAY FROM CLINT BOWYER. BECAUSE BOWYER’S GOT A FAST CAR.>>THE 2 CAR HAS BEEN LOOSE ALL DAY. AND THIS COOLING DOWN MAY HAVE HELPED HIS CAR A LITTLE BIT.>>WE TALK ABOUT WHEN THE TEMPERATURE COMES OUT OF THE RACETRACK WITH THE SUN GOING DOWN IT GENERALLY MAKES THE CAR TIGHTER. BASICALLY, THAT’S THE SAME THING AS TIGHTENING UP THE BACK OF THE CAR, GIVING YOU MORE GRIP IN THE BACK. THAT’S A GOOD THING, ANDY, FOR THIS CONDITION.>>MATT KENSETH HAS THAT POWER STEERING ISSUE. THAT’S GOING TO MAKE IT TOUGH FOR THE GUYS TO GET UP FOR THE LEAD.>>38 CAR AND 22. BLISS, THE WINNERUP IN MEMPHIS, TRYING TO HOLD OFF JASON LEFFLER. THESE GUYS ARE BATTLE ARE FOR NINTH POSITION. LEFFLER GETS BY.>>JUST BARELY MISSES IT. GUYS, THAT WAS A CLOSE ONE ON THE EXIT AT TURN TWO. NOW, THIS IS ONE OF MIKE BLISS’ FAVORITE RACETRACK. HE ALWAYS RUNS GOOD HERE IN ANYTHING HE DRIVES. OPEN WHEEL CARS, NASCAR BUSCH CARS, TRUCKS. HE’S DONE IT ALL.>>LOOK AT THAT ON THE APRON.>>TO GET YOURSELF ON THE APRON, YOU GOT YOURSELF GRIP THERE, AS LONG AS IT DOESN’T UPSET THE CAR TO GET THE CAR LOOSE. AND THAT’S HAPPENED.>>FOR MORE ON MIKE BLISS, WE’LL GO TO MIKE. >>WELL, MIKE BLISS OPTIMISTIC HEADING INTO THE RACE. HE LEARNED A LOT LAST NIGHT IN THE TRUCK RACE WHERE HE FINISHED THIRD. HE SAID HE HAD ONE CONCERN, HOWEVER, THIS IS THE CAR THEY RAN AT RICHMOND. HE WRECKED IT. ALSO THE SAME CAR AT MEMPHIS. HE WRECKED IT THERE AND FINISHED SECOND. HIS BIGGEST CONCERN COMING INTO THIS, DOC, HE DIDN’T WRECK THE CAR AT ALL IN PRACTICE. HE FELT LIKE HE SHOULD KICK THE CAR.>>YEAH, HOW MUCH BETTER CAN THAT CAR GET?>>HE’S HAD DAMAGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE SO HE HAS HIT SOMETHING, MIKE. I THINK THIS CAR WAS BRAND NEW IN RICHMOND WHEN THEY BUILT IT THERE. THAT’S WHY THEY WANTED TO FIX IT THERE BECAUSE THEY HAD BUILT SUCH A GOOD CAR.>>YEAH, THAT’S REUTIMANN — WHOA, ONE OF THE CARS RUBBING THE BALL. MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE 42 CAR, FRANCHITTI.>>HE’S FACING CONCRETE RIGHT NEAR THE WHEEL, 42, IT WAS HIM THAT HIT THE WALL.>>RIGHT NOW, THE GUYS ARE STACKING UP BEHIND HIM.>>FRANCHITTI IS A LAP DOWN IN 25th POSITION. HE’S THE FIRST CAR NOT IN THE LEAD LAP. EDWARDS TRYING TO DIVE UNDER BLISS AND HE CAN’T GET THERE.>>HE WANTS TO BE THE GUY THAT GETS THE LUCKY DOG.>>GUYS, DARIO FRANCHITTI IS GETTING A LOT OF EXPERIENCE. HE’S GOT TO STAY UP THERE AND HANG TOUGH. THREE WIDE IS NOT WHAT YOU TWLANT. HE’S TRYING TO STAY IN FRONT OF THE 14 CAR AND HE GETS TURNED BEHIND BY KRISILOFF.>>HE DOES AN UNBELIEVABLE CAR OF SPINNING.>>YOU DID A HECK OF A JOB OF SAVING IT.>>HE’S DONE THIS BEFORE IN INDYCAR RACING. HE JUST DID IT NOW. HE THE WHEELS PERFECTLY STRAIGHT WHEN THAT CAR CAME BACK AROUND.>>WOW.>>AND IT TAKES A LOT OF TALENT TO PULL THAT OFF.>>360 AT FULL SPEED. LET’S SHOW YOU THE 42 CAR, FRANCHITTI, DRIVING AS THEY HEAD IN FRONT OF KRISILOFF. COMING OFF THE CORNER, BOOM.>>HE GETS TOO HIGH ON THE RACETRACK. OUT OF THE GROOVE, ANDY, AND SLIDES INTO THE WALL.>>I’M SURE THAT BENT SUSPENSION PIECES. BUT HE KEPT IT ON THE THROTTLE. HE DEFINITELY GOT HELP ON THIS ONE.>>YOU SEE BRAD KESELOWSKI ON THE BACKUP.>>IT’S ONLY 52 LAPS TO GO. THEY NEED TO GO, YOU KNOW. >>WATCH THE BACK OF THIS CAR COME OFF THE GROUND. WOW. CAUTION FOR THE EIGHTH TIME TODAY. THE 42 CAR. DARIO FRANCHITTI, TRYING TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP AND TRYING TO GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP, IS A VICTIM HERE, GETTING TAPPED FROM ■>>>BACK AT PHOENIX, INSIDE OF 50 LAPS TO GO. KYLE BUSCH PULLING AWAY. NOW TAKING THE GREEN FLAG. IT IS BOWYER SECOND, KENSETH, THIRD. WIMMER FOURTH. THE 20 CAR OF DENNY HAMLIN, BY THE WAY IS FOUR LAPS DOWN IN 31st POSITION. MOST RECENT CAUTION FLAG WAS FOR CONTACT BETWEEN THE 42 CAR AND THE 88. FRANCHITTI DOING A NICE JOB, DARIO FRANCHITTI SPINNING THE CAR AROUND AND GETTING IT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.>>KYLE BUSCH IS JUST SO IMPRESSIVE NOW, GUYS. HE’S GOT SUCH A GOOD HANDLING CAR LATE IN THE RACE. LOOK AT THIS TRAFFIC. TWO AND SOMETIMES THREE WIDE, GOING INTO TURN ONE. AND SOMETHING’S GOT TOLL GIVE. YOU JUST CAN’T DO IT LIKE THAT. TAKE A LOOK. OH, A LAP CAR, KYLE KRISILOFF. ALL STACKING UP AGAIN.>>A NEAR INCIDENT THERE. LET’S LISTEN INTO RADIO COMPHUNGSS WITH BRAD KESELOWSKI A MOMENT AGO AFTER THE CONTACT WITH THE 42 OR POSSIBLE CONTACT. LISTEN IN.>>HE GOT LOOSE OVER THERE. HE GOT LOOSE AND GRABBED THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED RIGHT ON HIM. I’M NOT EVEN SURE I TOUCHED HIM.>>YEAH, OH, YEAH. ON THE RIGHT FRONT HEADLIGHT. ON THE INSIDE OF IT. NOBODY HIT HIM. HE JUST SPUN.>>HE MAY NOT BE SURE, BUT WE’RE PRETTY SURE. WE SAW A GOOD REPLAY. I’M SURE HE HIT THAT CAR.>>LOOKS LIKE HE DIDN’T MEAN TO IT. BOY, WHAT A PROFESSIONAL JOB OF DRIVING DARIO FRANCHITTI DID. GREAT JOB. >>THAT WAS NOT AFULLY-BY, THAT WAS A TOUCH AND GO BY THE 88 CAR.>>HE ACTUALLY HAD CONTACT WITH THE 66 A COUPLE LAPS BEFORE THAT I CAUGHT UP WITH THE CREW CHIEF OF BRAD KESELOWSKI EARLIER. ASKED HIM ABOUT BRAD’S PERFORMANCE. AND TONY SENIOR SAID, WE JUST NEED TO TEACH HIM TO BE CALM, WE JUST NEED HIM TO RELAX A BIT AND HE’LL GET THERE. GUYS.>>BACK UP FRONT, MATT KENSETH, WE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT DENNY HAMLIN JUST MUSCLED HIS CAR AND A HANDFUL OF STEERING WHEEL IN TERMS OF POWER STEERING THAT’S COMING AND GOING. WHAT A JOB HE’S DOING OF RUNNING DOWN THE$5 CAR. KENSETH’S TIME. LAP, WINDING DOWN AND IT’S TIME FOR MATT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.>>IT’S A WONDER IF HE HAS A ARM STRENGTH TO STEER THE CAR. IT’S GOING TO BE REALLY TOUGH TO FIGHT THE 5 CAR FOR THE WIN. BUT HE’S GOT A GREAT HANDLING RACE CAR.>>MIKE?>>WELL, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT IT OVER THE RADIO, GUYS, IN THE LAST CAUTION PERIOD TRYING TO DIAGNOSE EXACTLY WHAT WAS WRONG WITH IT. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING INTERNAL. THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RIDE IT OUT. YOU GOT TO GIVE A TIP OF THE HAT TO MATT KENSETH.>>TO DRIVE ONE OF THE CARS WITH NO POWER STEERING. JUST LIKE DOC WAS SAYING EARLIER. IMAGINE, FOLKS, TURNING YOUR KEY OFF, TRYING TO TURN THE WHEEL. YOU CAN’T HARDLY TURN A WHEEL ON THE GROUND WITHOUT POWER STEERING GOING. THAT’S WHAT HE FEELS IN THE CAR RIGHT NOW. VERY, VERY HARD TO TURN.>>WHAT EFFECT WILL THE FATIGUE HAVE ON HIM WHEN HE’S GOT TO RUN 312 LAPS TOMORROW IN THE CUP RACE?>>HE’S GOING TO REST TONIGHT. A LOT OF TIME, THE GUYS WILL TAKE YOUR ELBOWS AND JAM THEM INTO THE SIDE AND TURN THE CAR. THEY DON’T USE THEIR UPPER BODY STRENGTH TO TURN IT WHEN THIS PROBLEM HAPPENS. EVIDENTLY, MATT’S FIGURED OUT WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO TO ADJUST TO THE SITUATION.>>DALE JARRETT, IN THE OLD DAYS GUY WOULD ADJUST WHERE THEY ARE IN RELATIONSHIP TO THE STEERING WHEEL, IN CASE THEY HAD TO USE THEIR SHOULDERS TO BE ABLE TO STEER THE CAR, HOW DID YOU DO IT?>>I THINK YOU JUST GET YOURSELF DOWN IN THE SEAT. I’M NOT TAKING AWAY ANYTHING WITH MATT. AS GOOD AS HE’S RUNNING HERE, THE POWER STEERING IS NOT TOTALLY GONE ON THIS RACE CAR. I THINK IF IT GOES HALFWAY, BECAUSE YOU’RE USED TO HAVING THAT POWER STEERING THERE IT FEELS LIKE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY AT ALL. YOU JUST GET YOUR ARMS LIKE RUSTY SAID, YOU GET YOURSELF POSITIONED RIGHT THERE, YOUR ARMS IN A DIFFERENT POSITION WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY TURN THE WHEEL. HE’S OBVIOUSLY FIGURED OUT HOW HE CAN DO THIS AND GET IT TO THE RACETRACK. HE’S DRIVING THE WHEELS OFF OF IT.>>IT’S INTERESTING TO SEE IF THE POWER STEERING IS TOTALLY OUT OR NOT. I AGREE WITH YOU, I DON’T THINK IT’S TOTALLY OUT. IT MAY BE INTERMITTENT FOR HIM. HE’S COMING AND GOING. HE’S SO IMPRESSIVE RIGHT NOW. GOT THE THING ON THE BOTTOM OF THE TRACK AND HUSTLING.>>BUT THAT MAKES FOR A LOT BETTER STORY SAYING IT ALL THE WAY OUT. SO LET’S GO WITH THAT.>>LET’S GO WITH THAT. >>DALE IS EARNING THIS TV STUFF IN A HURRY. HERE’S THE 17, CAR, BY THE WAY THAT WON THIS RACE A YEAR AGO. OKAY. KYLE BUSCH IS THE LEADER. KENSETH IN SECOND SPOT. BOWYER IS BACK IN THIRD. AND BY THE WAY, HIS TEAMMATE, SCOTT WIMMER IN THE 29 CAR, IS BACK IN FOURTH POSITION. AND, FOLKS, WE TOLD YOU THAT A WEEK AGO, CARL EDWARDS WON THE DRIVERS POINTS TITLE. AND TODAY, THE 29 CAR COULD WALK AWAY WITH THE OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP. YOU HAVE TO BE 196 POINTS AHEAD. AND RIGHT NOW, THEY’RE 203 UP. AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO WIN THE OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP? ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF BEING THE OWNERS CHAMPION IN THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES?>>I’LL TAKE A LOOK. GARAGE PRIORITY. YOU GET THE NUMBER ONE PARKING SPOT IN THE GARAGE WHEN YOU’RE CHAMPION. THE POINTS FUND. A LOT OF MONEY IN THE POINTS FUN. YOU GET A LOT OF MONEY. BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I DO LIKE, IF YOU DO HAVE A RAINOUT, YOU GET TO RACE BY THE OWNERS POINTS. IN THE TOP 30, YOU’RE GUARANTEED IN THE RACE ALL THE TIME. THE OWNERS POINTS ARE VERY GOOD.>>IT’S NEAT TO HAVE THAT TRUCK PARKED IN THAT NUMBER ONE SPOT ALL YEAR LONG.>>I TOTALLY AGREE. THERE’S YOUR SPOT. NUMBER ONE PARKING SPOT. YOU GET A LITTLE EXTRA SPOT WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THAT’S FOR SURE.>>KENSETH JUST ABSOLUTELY SNIFFING THE LEAD UNDERNEATH THE 5 CAR. KYLE BUSCH HAS LED THREE TIMES FOR 94 LAPS. FOLKS, FORT EIGHTH TIME THIS YEAR, KYLE BUSCH WILL LEAD THE MOST LAPS, BUT WILL HE GO TO VICTORY LANE AGAIN?>>GUYS, YOU GOT TO BELIEVE MATT KENSETH TO GET IN FRONT OF BUSCH, THE CLEAN AIR, IT’S RUNNING BETTER NOW. ARROW DIE NAM EYES IS SO BIG HERE. IT’S UNREAL.>>FOR MORE ON THE 5 CAR WITH SHANNON.>>AS YOU GUYS WERE SAYING, KYLE BUSCH HAS LED. LAST WEEKEND, IN THE SECOND PLACE FINISH AT TEXAS AFTER THE RACE, KYLE JUST SAID — MATT KENSETH TRYING TO MAKE THE PASS — KYLE SAID HIS EMOTIONS GET THE BEST OF HIM SOMETIMES. HE REALLY WANTS TO WIN A RACE. HE ACTUALLY SAID I’VE HAD TEN WINS IN MY CAREER IN THE BUSCH SERIES. I HAVE NINE SECONDS. HE OBVIOUSLY WANTS TO WIN TODAY, HE’S GOING TO FIND IT UNTIL HE DOES.>>AND MATT KENSETH, THIS REMINDS ME OF THE DUEL LAST WEEKEND WITH JIMMIE JOHNSON, WHERE JIMMIE PASSED HIM AT THE LATE STAGES OF THE RACE.>>MATT DOESN’T WANT TO FINISH SECOND. HE’S TIRED OF FINISHING SECOND HIMSELF.>>MATT’S NOT PLANNING TO RUN SECOND. HE’S MAKING HIS PLANS AND HE’S GOT A BETTER RICE CAR. I PREDICT HE’S GOING TO BEAT THIS 5 CAR. SOME WAY OR ANOTHER, HE GOING TO FIND A WAY AROUND HIM.>>THESE GUYS HAVE BATTLED BEFORE THE LATE LAPS. IN FACT, IT’S BEEN INTERESTING TO WATCH. 32 LAPS TO GO. KYLE BUSCH AND MATT KENSETH. REMEMBER THE KANSAS SPEEDWAY BATTLE, DOWN THE WIRE. KENSETH TRYING TO GET THERE. KYLE BUSCH TRYING TO GET THERE. WHAT A FINISH IN THE HEARTLAND, AS THEY ALMOST COME TOGETHER ON THE APRON. BUT KYLE BUSCH WOULD TAKE THE WIN. CAN HE HOLD ON? WE’LL FIND OUT WHEN WE COME BACK TO>>>WE PUT THE BRAKES ON THE COMPETITION HERE JUST FOR A MOMENT, BECAUSE WE ARE UNDER CAUTION FOR THE NINTH TIME TODAY. HIGH ABOVE PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, YOU SEE THE 42 CAR, DARIO FRANCHITTI, MINUS THE REAR SHEELGTS METAL. THAT BIG HOLE IN THE BACK OF CAR, THAT’S WHERE IT LAYS ON THE RACETRACK. IT’S LYING ON THE TRACK. THEY BROUGHT OUT THE CAUTION FLAG DEBRIS ON THE TRACK. MAYBE THIS NEAR TAP FROM THE 88 CAR EARLIER MIGHT HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT.>>IT COULD HAVE KNOCKED IT LOOSE HERE. I THINK HE ALREADY HAD DAMAGE ON THE RIGHT SIDE. BRAD KESELOWSKI HELPED TO LOOSEN THAT RIGHT REAR BUMPER OFF.>>AND TONY RAINES GETTING BY THERE. THERE IT COMES OFF IN THE RACETRACK. AND SAILS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GROOVE. ALL RIGHT. HOW ABOUT THE GUYS UP FRONT. THE 5 CAR CREW CHIEF. LET’S GO DOWN TO THE PITS AND SHANNON SPAKE. >>THAT’S RIGHT, KYLE BUSCH, A RACE LEADER. STARTING TO LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE KANSAS, MATT KENSETH AND KYLE BUSCH FIGHTING FOR THE LEAD. CAN YOU HOLD THEM OFF?>>AND THEY DID A REALLY GOOD JOB. THE BUSCH GUYS WORKING ON THIS CAR, ALL THE GUYS THAT TAKE CARE OF THIS CAR FOR US, THEY’VE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB. IT’S GO TO COME FUN. NATURALLY, BETWEEN A COMPETITOR, JUST LIKE CAPPS.>>YOU GUY HAS A GREAT RESTART BUT MATT’S REALLY GAIN ON YOU GUYS. WHAT IS KYLE SAYING ABOUT THE CAR RIGHT NOW?>>IT’S PRETTY GOOD. MATT’S COMING. DON’T KNOW HOW HE’S PUSHING. A LITTLE CAT AND MOUSE OUT THERE. IT WILL BE A FUN LAST END OF THE RACE.>>HOPEFULLY, YOU’LL BE THE WINNER OF THAT CAT AND MOUSE.>>ONE GUY THAT’S ENJOYING IT IS MATT KENSETH. HE NEEDED A BREAK. LET’S LISTEN IN.>>RIGHT NOW, ON BALANCE, GETTING A LITTLE TIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. BUT MOSTLY JUST, MY STEERING GOT SO BAD, I HAD TO PUT BOTH HANDS ON IT TO TURN. SO I JUST SLOWED DOWN A BIT, LOOKING FOR A CAUTION.>>NOW, DOC, I THINK THE ONLY QUESTION IS, WAS THIS ENOUGH OF A BREAK TO GIVE MATT KENSETH A BREATHER SO HE HAS SOMETHING TO CHALLENGE FOR THIS WIN.>>MIKE, LET ME ASK THE EXPERTS. WHAT DO YOU THINK? OBVIOUSLY, HE SOUNDS FATIGUED. IS THIS ENOUGH OF A RACE TO GET A SECOND WIND?>>I’VE NEVER DRIVEN A RACE WITHOUT POWER STEERING. AT LEAST A LATE-MODEL RACE. THIS IS DIFFERENT.>>YOU GOT TO BELIEVE WHAT HE’S SAYING, HEY, IT’S GETTING HARD TURN OUT HERE. I’M GETTING WORN OUT. HE NEEDED A BREAK TO GET THAT BACK. TAKE A LOOK HERE. HE’S REALLY WARMING THE TIRES UP, TRYING TO KEEP THE DEBRIS OFF OF IT. THIS IS SOMETHING HE FEELS LIKE HE NEEDS TO DO IF HE’S GOING TO HAVE A SHOT TO BEAT KYLE BUSCH. YOU DON’T WANT THAT RUBBER GETTING BUILT UP IN THE TIRES. IF HE SLIDES DOWN TO THE CORNER THAT THING WILL SLIDE ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE TOUGH PART IS, THIS IS REALLY KILLING HIS ARMS DOING THIS.>>THEY HAD A SHOOTOUT IN KANSAS CITY. WE’LL SEE IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN. IN KANSAS, IT WAS THE 17 CHASING THE 5, AND HE JUST COULDN’T QUITE GET THERE. WE’LL FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS HERE IN THE FINAL 25 LAPS AT PHOENIX.>>LOOKS LIKE NASCAR SLID OFF THE RACETRACK JUST A LITTLE BIT, LET KYLE GET AWAY BY HALF A CAR LENGTH. MATT’S HANGING IN THERE NOW. JUST GOING TO GET THAT RUBBER BUILT UP OFF THOSE TIRES GET BACK IN HIS RHYTHM. BUT A BULLSEYE AND COME BACK AGAIN.>>KEVIN HARVICK, RUNNING IN FIFTH POSITION, GOES AROUND KYLE KRISILOFF. LOOK AT THE GLARE.>>KEVIN HARVICK TELLING US HE WANT HAVING A PROBLEM, THERE’S A PART ON THE RACETRACK RIGHT NOW WHERE THE SUN IS COMING DOWN AND THEY’RE STARTING TO STRUGGLE JUST A LITTLE BIT ON THE FRONT GUYS. >>RIGHT IN FRONT OF HARVICK, THE 29 OF WIMMER. HERE’S A GROUP, 88, YOU SEE KESELOWSKI THERE. 33, GOOD RUN FOR TONY RAINES. THERE’S THE NEW CHAMPION, CARL EDWARDS IN THE 60 CAR BEHIND THE 9 OF KAHNE. THAT’S EIGHTH, NINTH, TENTH AND 11th.>>CARL EDWARDS GOT A BIG LEAD THERE. THE GROOVE IS GETTING WIDER AND WIDER. THE DRIVERS ARE STARTING TO USE MORE OF THE RACETRACK THAN EARLIER. YOU CAN SEE CARL EDWARDS GOT A BIG RUN ON THE TOP BECAUSE OF THAT.>>DAVID RAGAN, LEADING ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONTENDER, BACK THERE IN THE 6 CAR. YOU SEE THIS IS THE 99 CAR OF REUTIMANN, IN EIGHTH POSITION. HAS KAHNE ATTEMPTS TO GO BY AND TAKE THE EIGHT SPOT AWAY.>>THEY’VE GOT 22 LAPS TO GO IN THE RACE, GUYS. I GOT A FEELING, THEY’RE GETTING NERVOUS. THEY WANT TO GET SOME OF THE LAP CARS OUT OF THE WAY. LOOK AT THE GAGGLING OF CARS. THREE AND FOUR WIDE.>>OH, WE GOT SOME GUYS GETTING TOGETHER AFTER THE DOGLEG.>>YOU CAN FEEL THE TENSION HEAT UP NOW, ANDY. THESE GUYS ARE GETTING IMPATIENT. VERY IMPATIENT. THEY WON’T TO GET IT DONE.>>MIKE WALLACE IN THE GEICO CHEVY TRYING TO HOLD HIS POSITION AS J.J. YELEY GOES BY IN THE 1 CAR.>>THAT’S HIS TEAMMATE RIGHT THERE. YOU SEE THE FRONT TIRES GOING BACK AND FORTH, CHASING THAT THING. YOU SEE THEM TOGETHER HERE. WOW.>>AT 20th AND 21st. HERE’S STEPHEN LEICHT NOW.>>YOU SAW MIKE WALLACE TRYING TO PASS J.J. YELEY. WHEN THEY TOUCHED, HE HAD TO GET OUT OF THE THROTTLE. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GOT TO CHECK UP.>>STEVEN LIGHT IN THE 90 CAR, REMEMBER TRYING TO GET A RIDE FOR 2008, THE YOUNG MAN WHO WON IN KENTUCKY. WE TALKED TO STEPHEN LEICHT ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR AND MAYBE LOOKING FOR A RIDE IN 2008.>>I ALMOST FEEL LIKE I’M CONTINUING FOR MY JOB, AT THE SAME TIME, I’M TRYING TO WIN MORE FOR THE TEAM I’M WITH. THE LAST IMPRESSION YOU LEAVE AT THE END OF THE YEAR IS GOING TO BE ON ALL THE TEAM OWNERS MINDS. THE FACT YOU THAT DON’T HAVE ANYTHING SECURE FOR NEXT YEAR, THE FACT THAT YOU ARE LEAVING AND YOU DON’T HAVE A JOB, YOU GOT TO GO OUT THERE AND RACE. SOMETIMES, THAT’S HARD TO DO. IT’S DEFINITELY IN THE BACK OF YOUR MIND.>>AND THE 22 CAR, MIKE BLISS, GOT TO THE WALL PRETTY HARD THERE, ANDY. HE HAD A GREAT RUN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LOOK AT THIS, THE BACK OF THE CAR ALL BENT UP. CAN’T SEE OUT OF THE BACK OF IT. THE RIGHT FRONT FENDER RIPPED OFF. IT LOOKS LIKE MAYBE THE RIGHT FRONT WHEEL HAS GOT TOE ON IT.>>HE SAID SOMETHING, WE HEARD HIM SAY THEY HAD BRAKE ISSUES EARLIER, I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S A PART OF THIS ACCIDENT OR NOT. >>TAKE IT BEHIND THE WALL. TAKE IT BEHIND THE WALL.>>YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR THAT “TAKE IT BEHIND THE WALL.” RUINED A GOOD DAY.>>HAD A GREAT DAY. AND WE’LL SHOW YOU AGAIN. YOU SEE FROM THE BACK OF THE 20 CAR, HAMLIN’S, 22, UP AGAINST THE CONCRETE. >>THAT DEFINITELY COULD HAVE BEEN A BRAKE ISSUE. IT LOOKED LIKE IT GOT IN THE CORNER TOO HOT. WENT UP IN THE GROOVE. THAT’S WHERE HE LOST IT. >>YEAH.>>IT WENT CLEAR TO THE FLOOR.>>KIND OF CONFIRMS THAT THEORY. JUST A TOUGH BREAK FOR THE 22.>>THAT WAS A GOOD THEORY, BUDDY. YEAH, ABSOLUTELY, BRAKES. FOLKS, 160 MILES AN HOUR IN TURN THREE, AND YOU HIT THE BRAKE PUDDLE AND NOTHING HAPPENS. THAT’S THE “OWE HECK” FACTOR, OWE, MY GOSH.>>AND THAT WILL GO TO THE FLOOR GOING THAT FAST, THAT WILL GET YOUR ATTENTION.>>WELL, WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO SHOW YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SOMETHING BREAKS. A PART OR PIECE. HOW DO WE DO THAT? WE DO IT BECAUSE WE HAVE A SPECIAL BUILDING, START OF A MOBILE TV STUDIO THAT HAS THE PARTS OF THE RACE SHOP. WE CALL IT THE ESPN DISH TECH CENTER.>>>WELCOME TO ESPN’S NASCAR DISH TECH CENTER.>>THE TECH CENTER IS THE EXPANDO TRUCK THAT TRAVELS WITH NASCAR AND IT’S ACTUALLY A WORKING TELEVISION STUDIO.>>WHAT THEY WERE DOING IS SHOWING A CUTAWAY CAR, EXPOSED IN THE WEATHER.>>WE WOULDN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WEATHER, WE WOULDN’T WORRY ABOUT DIRT OR THE NOISE OUTSIDE THE TRACK.>>ESPN WORKED WITH JACK MORTON WORLDWIDE THAT WOULD CREATE A TECHNICAL STUDIO TO TRAVEL TRACK TO TRACK FOR 38 CONSECUTIVE WEEKENDS. FINDING A WAY TO LIGHT THE STUDIO WAS A CHALLENGE.>>CURRENT WAY OF LIGHTING IT WOULD BE TO USE FLUORESCENT LIGHT BOXINGS, A FOOT OR 18 INCHES ALONG THE WALLS. WE KEPT THE PROFILE OF THE LIGHT BOXES VERY, VERY NARROW. AND THEY’RE STATE OF THE ART.>>ANOTHER CUTTING EDGE FEATURER IN THE TECH CENTER IS A THREE-DIMENSIONAL TOUCH SCREEN THAT GIVES FANS THE INNERWORKINGS OF RACE ENGINE.>>OUR COMPUTER DEPARTMENT CAME UP WITH A PROGRAM WHERE YOU TAKE AN ENGINE, AND THROUGH TOUGH SCREEN AND ANIMATION, IT ACTUALLY COMES TOWARD YOU IN 3-D, IT REALLY TAKES IT TO A NEAT PERSPECTIVE.>>THE TECH CENTER WAS BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE TWO FULL-SCALE CUTAWAY CARS.>>THERE’S NOT MUCH ROOM INSIDE OF THIS TRAILER. YOU NEED TO GET A CAR TO COMPLETELY SPIN AROUND. SO WE HAD TO CREATE THE SPECIAL PLATFORMS THAT ACTUALLY THE CARS ROLL ON TO. AND THEY’LL ACTUALLY BE JACKED UP AND COME DOWN AND ROLL AROUND.>>IN ADDITION TO THE CUTAWAY CARS, THE TECH CENTER IS EQUIPPED WITH ENOUGH CAR PARTS TO FIT IN AN ENTIRE GARAGE.>>EVERYTHING THAT WE HAD ON THE TRANSPORTER IN THE GARAGE AREA WHERE I PULLED IN I’VE GOT HERE IN THE TECH CENTER.>>IT’S VERY FLEXIBLE. YOU CAN SHOOT THIS FROM ANY ANGLE. TIM BREWER, IF HE WANTS TO SET THIS UP, GO LIVE AND THEN MOVE ON TO SOMETHING ELSE.>>BY THE TIME WE GOT IT ONSITE AND PEOPLE SAW IT FOR THE FIRST TIME, THE REACTION BLEW ME AWAY.>>ONCE PEOPLE SEE THIS, THEY’RE GOING TO WANT SOMETHING SIMILAR. IT’S COOL.>>THIS COULD POSSIBLY BE THE WAY TV ENDS UP GOING DOWN THE LINE. IT’S SORT OF FASCINATING THAT YOU CAN HAVE SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO ON THE ROAD AND IT LOOKS FANTASTIC.>>YOU TAKE A CUTTING EDGE IDEA AND ADD A LOT OF CREATIVE PEOPLE AND YOU END UP WITH THE ESPN DISH TECH CENTER. WHAT A NOVEL WAY TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THE RACE FANS AT HOME, ALL THE PARTS AND PIECES, THE INSIDE OF HOW IT BREAKS DOWN UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. GETTING SET FOR THE FINAL LAPS. 16 LAPS TO GO. CAN KYLE BUSCH HANG ON? HOW ABOUT KENSETH, HOW MUCH ENERGY DOES HE HAVE LEFT IN THE ARMS? CAN BOWYER GET THERE? REMEMBER HE DOMINATED. AND THE 29 CAR, A FORMER WINNER HERE, BY THE WAY, AND WIN THAT OWNER’S TITLE.>>WELL >>Todd: LOOKS LIKE KYLE BUSCH GOT ANOTHER GREAT RESTART, GUYS. TIME AFTER TIME, HE KEEPINGS GETTING THE GOOD STARTS ON MATT KENSETH. THAT’S WHAT YOU GOT TO DO. HE’S NOT MAKING ANY MISTAKES RIGHT NOW.>>I HAVE TO BELIEVE THE LATE CAUTION, PLAYED IN THE FAVOR OF KYLE BUSCH. FOR THE VERY FACT, HE’S ABLE TO GET IN FRONT AND GET DISTANCE. THEN MATT’S ABLE TO RUN HIM DOWN. NOW ONLY 15 LAPS TO GO.>>YOU SAW MATT KENSETH GETTING HIGH ON THE RACETRACK. AND CLINT BOWYER TRYING TO PASS HIM THERE. THIS THING ISN’T OVER YET, BOWYER’S GOT A FAST CAR, GUYS.>>I THINK IT TAKES MATT KENSETH A WHILE BECAUSE OF THAT POWER STEERING ISSUE HE’S GOT AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO STEER THE CAR.>>I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU, ANDY. IF HE FAILS IN THE CORNER REAL DEEP, IT’S KILLING THOSE ARMS. AND D.J., YOU’VE GOT TO HAND IT TO KENSETH, HE’S MAN HANDLING IT RIGHT NOW.>>HE’S DOING A GREAT JOB. IT’S NOT HURTING HIS TIRES. I THINK AS HE RUNS ON THE BOTTOM, HE ABUSES HIS TIRES A LITTLE BIT. YOU’VE SEEN KYLE BUSCH STAY UP HIGHER. I THINK IT’S GOING TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR MATT KENSETH TO MAKE THE PASS. HE HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FORWARD BITE. THOSE RESTARTS YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, VERY IMPRESSIVE, KYLE BUSCH. HE HAMMERS THAT THROTTLE AND KEEPS THE CAR GOING STRAIGHT. AT THE EVER DECIDES HE DOESN’T WANT TO DO THIS, I THINK HE CAN GO DRAG RACING TOO.>>HE LOOKED AWFULLY GOOD. HE WON THE TRUCK RACE HERE LAST NIGHT. THAT GAVE HIM EXPERIENCE ON THE RESTARTS.>>HOW ABOUT THE WEEKEND SCHEDULE FOR KYLE BUSCH. AND JUST LID UP, LOST SOME TIME AND YOU LOSE A COUPLE SPOTS.>>DAVID STREMME HERE.>>WE’LL SHOW YOU WHAT HAPPENED HERE, IN A GAGGLE OF CARS. UPSIDE WAYS, JUST HANGING ON.>>NOW, ANDY, THIS LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER CAR THAT MAYBE LOCKED THE REAR BRAKES GOING UP IN THE CORNER. HE SLID UP. LET’S WATCH.>>HE SURE GOT LOOSE GOING INTO THE CORNER.>>BACK UP TO KYLE BUSCH, HERE UP FRONT. AND WE TALK ABOUT DOING DOUBLE DUTY. HOW ABOUT TRIPLE DUTY? KYLE BUSCH WON THE TRUCK RACE LAST NIGHT. HE’S RUNNING BUSCH. BY THE WAY WHEN THIS RACE IS OVER, HE’S JUMPING ON A PLANE TO FLY TO LAS VEGAS TO RUN A LAKE MODEL STOCK CAR RACE TONIGHT WHERE HE GREW UP AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY. OH, YEAH, HE’S A PART OF THE CHASE. HE’LL RUN OF THE NASCAR NEXTEL CUP RACE SUNDAY.>>THAT’S A RACER RIGHT THERE. YOU GOT TO ADMIRE THIS KID.>>THERE’S NO ABSOLUTE FOR YOUTH, BEING 50 YEARS OLD SITTING HERE, MADE ME TIRED LISTENING TO JERRY TALK ABOUT ALL OF THAT. HE’S A GREAT RACE CAR DRIVER. HE’S PROVEN TO GET INTO ANYTHING AND WIN. WHEN IT’S LIKE THAT, AND YOU GOT GOOD EQUIPMENT, YOU WANT TO RACE ALL THE TIME.>>YOU SEE THE 88 CAR, KESELOWSKI, J.J., ALL THREE OF THOSE GUYS WERE INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT EARLY ON. LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE RECOVERED, DUKING IT OUT. PATIENCE IS RUNNING OUT.>>HOW ABOUT THE NEWLY CROWNED BUSCH SERIES CHAMPION CARL EDWARDS. EDWARDS IN THE EIGHTH POSITION.>>HE’S HAD A PRETTY STEADY RACE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. HE’S SHOWN SIGNS OF A LOT OF SPEED. THE CAR LOOKS A LITTLE INCONSISTENT TODAY, BUT NOT TOO BAD. HE’S BEEN IN THE TOP TEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.>>RON HORNADAY IN THE 77 CAR, HE’S GOT A LITTLE FRESHER TIRE WHEN IS HE PITTED AFTER THE LAST GUYS MADE THEIR LAST STOP, HE GOT TIRES AND MAKING IT WORK FOR IT HIM.>>KENSETH HAS TO DO SOMETHING BIG TIME TO PASS KYLE BUSCH. HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO TURN. A PIE IN THE RACETRACK, MAYBE A DIME IN THE CORNER TO COME UNDERNEATH PIP SOMETHING INNOVATIVE HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO USE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, IT’S NOT WORKING WHAT HE’S DOING.>>AND HOW ABOUT TALKING ABOUT YOUNG DRIVERS IN THE FUTURE OF THIS SERIES. HOW ABOUT YOUNG MICHAEL McDOWELL, HE MADE HIS NASCAR SERIES DEBUT LAST WEEK AT TEXAS. HAVING A GOOD RUN HERE DRIVING FOR MICHAEL WALTRIP.>>YEAH, HE’S DOING A GOOD JOB. THAT COULD EASILY HAVE BEEN A CRASH. HE STACKED UP, HELD ON TO THE THROTTLE. DIDN’T WRECK IT. DID A GOOD JOB.>>HERE COMES WIMMER RUNNING DOWN THE 2 CAR, THE TEAMMATE. >>HE CAN’T MAKE MISTAKES, GUYS. HE CAN LOCK THE OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP UP, HE BRINGS THIS HOME CLEAN, GETS A LITTLE TOO AGGRESSIVE, GETS IN A CRASH WITH HIS TEAMMATE, THAT’S NOT GOING TO WORK.>>I THINK THESE BOYS WILL PLAY FAIR. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO GET INTO EACH OTHER.>>ALL LEE OF THE RC CARS, THIRD, FOURTH AND FIFTH, BOWYER, WIMMER AND HARVICK. THE 2 CAR, BOWYER, 29 THE WIMMER, AND THE 20 IS HARVICK.>>YOU SEE THEM BUMPER TO BUMPER. LOOK HOW CLOSE THEY’RE RUNNING. THE LAP TIMES, ALMOST IDENTICAL. RICHARD’S GOT TO LOVE HOW CLOSE THEY’RE RUNNING. I KNOW HE’D LOVE IT BETTER IF THEY WERE UP FRONT LEADING.>>THE 5 AND 17, THOSE GUYS HAVE BEEN HAVING A GREAT DAY.>>THEY USE A LOT OF BRAKE HERE GUYS. YOU SAW SOME OF OF THE CARS COMING AND FRUSTRATING. WHEN THEY HIT THE BRAKES, THE NOSE DIVED ON HIM. ANDY THAT PAYS A TOLL ON THE BRAKES. WE’LL SEE SOME OF THAT TOMORROW IN THE NASCAR NEXTEL CUP RACE.>>DOMINANT PERFORMANCE BY THAT DRIVER RIGHT THERE, KYLE BUSCH. >>I REALLY THINK THAT THE 17 CAR OF MATT KENSETH, HE HAS THE BEST CAR. I THINK THIS POWER STEERING ISSUE IS WHAT’S KEEPING HIM FROM MAKING THE PASS AND GETTING THIS WIN. I THINK THAT’S THE ONLY THING HOLDING HIM BACK.>>RIGHT NOW, HE’S PROBABLY WORE OUT. HE WANTS TO GET IT DOWN.>>THEY’VE GOT A NUMBER OF CARS INVOLVED. FRANCHITTI, DAVID RAGAN, THE 30 CAR IS ALSO THERE, STANTON BARRETT.>>THE 25 CAR OF RICHARD JOHNS HAS ALMOST GONE THROUGH EVERY WRECK TODAY. HE GOT TANGLED UP IN THIS ONE. HE’S BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB.>>ANOTHER CRASH AT THE START/FINISH LINE LITERALLY. THERE IT IS, FOLKS, OUT OF YOUR SCREEN.>>AND STANTON BARRETT, HE WAS HAVING A GOOD RUN IN HIS 30 CAR. HE’S INVOLVED. AND HE WILL NOT FINISH. WE’LL END UP WITH A GREEN LIGHT AND CHECKERED SITUATION. DARIO FRANCHITTI, WHO DESPITE GETTING TAPPED FROM BEHIND AND SPUN 360 AND AVOIDED CONTACT, NOW HIS CAR INVOLVED. AND HE WAS NOSED INTO THE INSIDE WALL. TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THIS HAPPENED. LOOKING BACK OUT OF THE 25 CAR FOR RICHARD JOHNS. >>THAT’S LIKE DARIO FRANCHITTI GOT IN THE BACK OF RICHARD JOHNS. SPUN HIM. AND THEY ALL STARTED PILING UP. JUST A LITTLE BIT TOO AGGRESSIVE ON THE THROTTLE BY DARIO. THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT’S ALL OVER. PILED UP AT THE START/FINISH LINE.>>AND RAGAN INVOLVED THERE WITH THE 30. IT WAS DAVID RAGAN THAT GOT STANTON BARRETT AS HE WAS TRYING TO SLOW UP.>>THOSE GUYS WERE TRYING TO AVOID THIS WRECK AND ENDED UP GETTING SMACKED IN THE MIDDLE OF IT.>>AND RIDING ALONG WITH DAVID RAGAN AND WATCH WHAT HE SAW.>>HE’S JUST MINDING HIS OWN BUSINESS COMING OFF THE CORNER.>>WHOA!>>WATCH THE CHECK UP.>>WHEN THOSE GUYS CHECK UP IN FRONT OF YOU THAT QUICKLY. YOU CAN’T GET STOPPED, LOOK AT THE SUN. ANOTHER SUNLIGHT PROBLEM. YOU GOT TO FEEL FOR RICHARD JOHNS. HE GIVES A GOOD WAVE TO THE CROWD.>>THEY WILL PUT THE RED FLAG OUT AGAIN WITH THREE LAPS TO GO. AND TRYING TO GET THIS RACE — THEY WILL GET THIS RACE STARTED. THERE’S THE HEAVY DAMAGE ON DARIO FRANCHITTI’S CAR. THIS BASICALLY IS BLOCKING THE RACETRACK RIGHT HERE AT THE START/FINISH LINE. AND THEY NEED TO CLEAN THIS UP. IT’S HARD TO DO THAT WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS MESS.>>DAVID RAGAN IN THE 6 CAR. FIFTH IN THE POINTS STANDINGS. WE TALKED ABOUT THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES-ONLY DRIVERS. RAGAN RUNS BOTH BUSCH AND CUP. BUT THE POINTS PRETTY TIGHT FROM SIXTH DOWN THROUGH 11th. SOME THINGS COULD SHUFFLE IN A FINAL EVENT.>>IT GIVES THEM READY TO GO FOR A BIG SHOOTOUT RIGHT HERE. WE COULD HAVE ANOTHER CAUTION, GUYS. THIS COULD BE A GUNFIGHT.>>JUST GIVE MATT KENSETH A CHANCE TO REST THE CARPALS.>>WE ARE IN THE SOUTHWEST, THEY USE GUNS OUT HERE, RIGHT?>>BACK IN THE OLD WEST.>>LET’S GO DOWN AND CHECK IN WITH MIKE MASSARO.>>GUYS, YOU’RE RIGHT IT GIVES THE 17 A NEW OPPORTUNITY TO CHALLENGE FORT WIN. DOCUMENT HAVE ANYTHING FOR THE 5?>>I THINK WE MIGHT BE A TICK BETTER THAN KYLE. THE PROBLEM IS YOU GOT TO BE A TICK BETTER TO WIN HERE AT PHOENIX. KYLE’S A HECK OF A DRIVER, SO WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OUR HANDS FULL.>>YOU’VE GOT A GOOD CAR. A TIRED DRIVER. HOW IS THE LACK OF POWER STEERING AFFECTING MATT?>>OBVIOUSLY, THE FLAGS ARE HELPING IT. IT SEEMS TO REDEEM ITSELF WHEN COOLED OFF. >>MATT KENSETH MIGHT WIN THIS RACE. BUT I DON’T THINK HE COULD WIN AN ARM WRESTLING ONE AT THE END OF THIS, DOC.>>ABSOLUTELY. WHAT A JOB MATT KENSETH’S DONE TODAY. I GOT TO BELIEVE HIS FOREARMS HAVE GOT TO BE PULSATING WHEN IT’S OVER. THAT’S WHY YOU GUYS WORK SO HARD TO STAY IN SHAPE.>>THIS IS A GREAT FEEL FOR A DRIVER SITTING SECOND OR THIRD, TO KNOW THAT MAYBE HE’S GOT ANOTHER SHOT AFT VICTORY LANE. THIS GUY’S GOT TO LOVE IT. TAKE A LOOK AT AL GUSTAFSON, HIS CREW CHIEF. WENT CAUTION. RED FLAG. THOUGHT WE HAD IT LOCKED UP. NOW, YOU GOT TO RACE FOR IT AGAIN.>>IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN YOU GOT THE LEAD, IT TAKES FOREVER TO GET TO THE FINISH. ESPECIALLY WITH THE CAUTIONS AT THE END. YOU THINK, WILL THIS THING EVER END?>>THE SUN IS SETTING ON PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. COULD THE SUN BE SETTING ON KYLE BUSCH IN THE HENDRICK CAR? AERIAL VIEWS BROUGHT TO YOU BY GOODYEAR, HELPING NASCAR DRIVERS GET TO THE FINISH LINE FOR OVER 50 YEARS. AND, FOLKS, WE’RE GOING TO BE RIGHT BACK HERE TOMORROW AFTERNOON, 3:00 EASTERN TIME, NASCAR NEXTEL CUP CHASE FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP CONTINUES. PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY. REMEMBER, JEFF GORDON WON HERE FOR THE POLE IN THE SPRING. JIMMIE JOHNSON FINISHED BACK AT FOURTH. FOLKS, IF JOHNSON FINISHED FOURTH, GUESS WHAT, JEFF GORDON WOULD RETAKE THE POINTS LEAD. THAT’S HOW CLOSE IT IS. JUST 30 POINTS SEPARATE THE TOP TWO. WE’LL HAVE ALL THE COVERAGE HERE FROM PHOENIX. BY THE WAY, CARL EDWARDS, THE NEW POLE SITTER. THE NEW POLE SITTER FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR WILL LEAD THEM DOWN, ALONGSIDE MARTIN TRUEX JR. AND TALKING ABOUT A GUY WHO’S GOT A LOT AT STAKE, NOT ONLY TOMORROW, BUT HOW ABOUT TODAY, MAYBE GET AGE WIN FOR THE 5 CAR. LET’S GO DOWN WHERE DAVE HAS CAUGHT UP WITH THE CAR OWNER RICK HENDRICK.>>YEP, UP HERE WITH RICK, DOC. THEY KEEP PROLONGING THESE ON YOU. SEEMS LIKE YOU’RE IN POSITION TO WIN, THEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT, RICK. IS THAT TOUGH?>>IT IS TOUGH. MATT’S UNBELIEVABLE. KYLE, YOU KNOW, IF I HAD TO HAVE A GUY UP FRONT IN ONE OF THESE TWO-LAP SHOOTOUTS IT WOULD BE KYLE. MATT HAS BEEN AWFULLY GOOD. HE’S TRIED EVERYTHING. KYLE’S CHANGED HIS LINES TO STAY OUT FRONT. IT’S GOING TO BE A HECK OF A FINISH. I HATE THESE GREEN WHITE CHECKERS.>>THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN CLOSE. THEY’VE WON A LOT THIS YEAR. KYLE IS FINISHING UP WITH YOUR GROUP. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR THEM TO DO WELL IN THE LAST COUPLE OF RACES?>>WELL, THEY HAVE HAD A HECK OF A YEAR ON BOTH THE BUSCH SIDE AND THE CUP SIDE. YOU KNOW, THEY’VE BEEN SO CLOSE. WE’VE HAD LITTLE THINGS HAPPEN. HE’S RUN SECOND SO MANY TIMES. WON THREE. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT ONE TO WIN. HE WON THE TRUCK RACE LAST NIGHT. THESE GUYS WORK HARD. MIKE BUM GARTEN AND ALAN. ALL OF THE GUYS. HOPEFULLY, WE CAN GET THE TROPHY THIS AFTERNOON.>>IT’S BEEN A HECK OF A RUN FOR KYLE. TWO MORE CUP RACES FOR THIS MAN HERE, RICK HENDRICK.>>WHAT ABOUT RICK HENDRICK, ONLY IN AMERICA, THE RAGS TO RICHES STORY OF RICK HENDRICK GROWING UP IN A SMALL TOWN OF VIRGINIA, A LIFE FILLED WITH TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY, LOSING HIS SON AND BROTHER AND NIECES AND SOME OF HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS IN MOTORSPORTS, IN A TRAGIC CRASH. WHAT HE’S DONE, HE AND HIS WIFE, LINDA, HIS WHOLE ORGANIZATION TO BOUNCE BACK AND HAVE TWO DRIVERS IN CONTENTION TOMORROW FOR A NEXTEL CUP TITLE. BUT ALSO TO BE ABLE TO LEAD THE ORGANIZATION IN THE NASCAR BUSCH SERIES, WHAT A RESPECT — PROBABLY NO MORE RESPECTED OWNER IN THE GARAGE AREA THAN THAT RIGHT THERE, RICK HENDRICK. WELL, THE BUSCH SEASON’S BEEN AWFULLY TOUGH FOR THE 5 CAR OF KYLE BUSCH. HE HAD STRUGGLES EARLIER IN THE YEAR. THOUGHT HE HL A WIN AT VEGAS. IT WASN’T TO BE. BURTON TOOK THE PASS AND KYLE BUSCH HIT THE WALL. HOW ABOUT THE LUG NUT ISSUES AT ATLANTA WHEN HE HAD PROBABLY THE BEST CAR IN THE FIELD. BUT NO, THEY HAD TO COME BACK ON PIT ROAD AND PUT LUG NUTS. IN BRISTOL, TENNESSEE, THUNDER VALLEY, A COUPLE TIMES HE GETS TAGGED FROM BEHIND AND SPINS IT AROUND WHEN HE MIGHT HAVE HAD THE BEST CAR THERE. HOW ABOUT TALLADEGA ON YOUR ROOF AT 190 MILES AN HOUR, KYLE BUSCH SPINNING AS CARS GO SAILING BY. HE FINALLY TUMBLES SIDE OVER SIDE AND COMES TO REST. WHAT A DIFFICULT, DIFFICULT YEAR. AND NOW, TRULY APPROPRIATE WOULD IT BE FOR KYLE BUSCH IN THE 5 TEAM, AFTER ALL THEY’VE OVERCOME TO MAYBE GET A WIN HERE IN WHAT WILL BE THE FINAL START FOR HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS.>>HE’S GOING TO GO SHORT TRACK RACING IN LAS VEGAS, YOU SAID, GUYS, AFTER THIS RACE IS OVER. HOW IS IT GOING TO BE WHEN HE GOES AND HE THEY SAY, HOW DID YOU DO? HEY, I WON. THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD LIKE A LOT OF THOSE FELLOWS ON PIT ROAD HAVE DONE.>>HE WON THE TRUCK RACE LAST NIGHT. ANDER FOLKS, THAT WOULD BE PRETTY GOOD IF YOU SWEEP ALL THREE IN A WEEKEND. WHY DON’T WE HEAD DOWN TO THE “NASCAR COUNTDOWN” STUDIO WITH ALLEN BESTWICK, DALE JARRETT AND BRAD DAUGHERTY.>>THE BIG FOUR, CLINT BOWYER, CARL EDWARDS, MATT KENSETH AND DENNY HAMLIN, THREE OF THEM IN CONTENTION TO WIN TODAY. HAMLIN WITH THE MECHANICAL PROBLEMS EARLIER. IT’S KYLE BUSCH WHO HAS BEEN THE STAR OF THE SHOW.>>KYLE BUSCH HAS HAD A GOOD YEAR. HE’S LED A TON OF LAPS. PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE WON FIVE MORE RACES, BUT HE’S HAD A GREAT YEAR. >>YEAH, EVERY ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT WE SAW A WHILE AGO WHEN THEY WERE HAVING PROBLEMS, HE WAS UP FRONT. HE DOES A TERRIFIC JOB.>>AND LOST A COUPLE OF RACES BY THIS MUCH EARLY YERP. LET’S TURN OUR ATTENTION TO TOMORROW JUST A LITTLE BIT. TWO RACES TO GO. JIMMIE JOHNSON, JEFF GORDON, SEPARATED BY 30 POINTS. THAT COULD BE AS FEW AS FIVE FINISHING POSITIONS IN THE RUNDOWN TOMORROW. BOTH QUALIFIED WELL. JEFF GORDON WILL START THIRD. AND JIMMIE JOHNSON WILL TAKE THE GREEN FLAG IN SIXTH POSITION. WE’RE WATCHING FINAL PRACTICE EARLIER TODAY. DID WE GET ANY CLUES FROM WATCHING THAT?>>GO AHEAD, D.J.>>I THINK THE CLUE IS, THEY’RE BOTH GOING TO BE THERE WHEN EVERYTHING SHAKES OUT TOMORROW. OBVIOUSLY, BOTH TEAMS HAVE PERFORMED EXTREMELY WELL ALL YEAR LONG. I HAVE TO SAY AS GOOD AS JIMMIE JOHNSON AND CHAD KNAUS HAVE BEEN HERE IN THE LAST TEN RACES IN PARTICULAR, JEFF GORDON’S GOING TO BE HARD TO BEAT HERE. HE LIKES THIS RACETRACK. HE HAS A TERRIFIC RECORD HERE. I THINK HE REALIZES WHAT HIS JOB IS. WHEN YOU PUT JEFF GORDON IN THAT POSITION, YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A HARD TIME BEATING HIM.>>I WATCH THE LAST 10 OR 12 LAPS, JIMMIE JOHNSON, HE RAN PACE FOR PACE. THEY WERE RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE. I THINK HE WAS SIZING UP THE COMPETITION. I THINK JIMMIE KNOWS HE’S GOING TO HAVE TO BEAT JEFF TOMORROW. LIKE D.J. SAID, I THINK JEFF GORDON’S GOING TO BE UP FRONT.>>I STILL MAINTAIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP AS TWO GUYS DECIDED BY A FLAT TIRE. BY THE WAY, DOC, OUR STAT GUYS HAVE BEEN CRUNCHING THE NUMBER. THIS IS THE FIFTH TIME IN THE LAST NINE BUSCH SERIES RACES WE’VE SEEN A RED FLAG IN THE LATE GOING.>>GOOD NUMBER. AND HOW ABOUT THE FACT THAT ON THE GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED, KYLE BUSCH HAS BEEN THE GUY LEADING THEM DOWN TO THE CHECKERED.>>HE’S PROBABLY LEARNED SOMETHING FROM ALL THE TIMES HE’S DONE IT. WE SEE HOW GOOD HE GETS OFF THE GREEN. EVERY START WE’VE HAD TODAY, THAT CAR IS LAUNCHED OUT THERE. I’VE GOT TO THINK THIS IS AN ADVANTAGE FOR KYLE BUSCH.>>YOU GOT TO BELIEVE MATT KENSETH HAS LEARNED SOMETHING ALSO. HE CAN’T SEEM TO GET THE RESTART. NOW, HE’S COOLING THE TIRES DOWN. HE’S THINKING I’VE GOT ONE SHOT LEFT. I’VE GOT TO GET IT RIGHT. HE’S EITHER GOING TO SAIL ON THE OUTSIDE TOUR GET TO THE BOTTOM AND TRY TO ROUGH HIM UP. OR THAT 5 MIGHT GET ANOTHER BIG TIME RESTART.>>I’VE GOT ONE COMMENT ABOUT TOMORROW, GUYS. I GOT TO BELIEVE JEFF GORDON IS GOING TO COME INTO THE RACE TOMORROW SWINGING A BIG STICK. I BELIEVE HE’S GOING TO COME HERE AND OPEN UP A CAN ON THESE GUYS.>>I THINK HE’S GOING TO BE THE GUY TO BEAT TOMORROW. I REALLY DO. THAT 48 CAR, CHAD KNAUS, THOSE GUYS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MOUNT SOMETHING HERE. THEIR MOMENTUM IS SO STRONG. I DON’T KNOW IF HE CAN PUT THAT DISTANCE TO MAKE THE LEAD.>>3:00 EASTERN TIME, FOLKS, ON ABC. OUR COVERAGE OF THE NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES CHASE. WHY DON’T WE VISIT WITH THE IN-RACE REPORTER KEVIN HARVICK.>>KEVIN HARVICK, RUSTY WALLACE, ESPN, YOU GOT US, BUDDY?>>RUSTY, GO AHEAD.>>YOU GOT ANYTHING LEFT FOR US. EVERYBODY IS COOLING DOWN, THINKING TAB, YOU GOT SOMETHING?>>JUST WE GOT TIGHT RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORNER. I KNOW WE HAD THAT LAST AND AFTER THAT, IT GOT TIGHT FOR SOME REASON. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS HERE. WE WON’T GIVE UP.>>BUDDY, I KNOW YOU’RE ONE HARD DRIVER AND I BELIEVE WE CAN GET YOU POSITIONS. AND THE TENSION’S HEATING UP RIGHT NOW.>>WE JUST GOT TO MAKE SURE WE TAKE CARE OF OUR TEAMMATES IN FRONT OF US. YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN FRONT OF THEM.>>ALL RIGHT. BUDDY, WE’LL TALK TO YOU LATER.>>THREE LAPS TO GO HERE IN PHOENIX. WE’RE GOING TO SEE WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN HERE, PACE CAR FIRES BACK UP AND PULLS AWAY. KYLE BUSCH, TRYING TO HOLD ON AND GET THE WIN. YOU SAW THE TUMULTUOUS SEASON IT’S BEEN FOR KYLE BUSCH. A THREE-TIME WINNER HERE. TEN-CAREER SERIES WINS. HE WON AT DAYTONA, HE WON AT RICHMOND AND HE WON AT KANSAS.>>JERRY, THIS IS HOPE FOR A LOT OF THE GUYS. THEY ALL WANT THIS LAST SHOT AT KYLE BUSCH. THEY THINK THAT SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN. THE CREW CHIEFS ARE TELLING THEM, KEVIN HARVICK, YOU CAN PROBABLY GET IT DONE. THE 5 CAR OR 17 MIGHT WRECK. CLINT BOWYER IS THINKING HE CAN SLIDE THROUGH. I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A DRIVER, I WOULD THINK THE SAME THING. IT’S NOT OVER TILL IT’S OVER, ANDY. BECAUSE THESE GUYS CANRECK AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU COULD BE THE WINNER.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THIS WILL BE THE SEVENTH GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED FLAG RUN IN THE YEAR FOR THE BUSCH SERIES. THERE’S THE 88 CAR, KESELOWSKI COMING IN FOR FOUR FRESH GOODYEARS.>>IT WILL HELP A LOT. THEY’VE ONLY GOT A LAP AND A HALF, TWO LAPS OF RACING TO DO ANYTHING WITH IT. I DON’T THINK HE’LL BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING BUT MAYBE GET A SLOT OR TWO. >>HE’S THE LAST GUY ON THE LEAD LAP. THE FOUR TIRES IF HE DRIVES AGGRESSIVE, HE MAY ABLE TO PICK UP THREE OR FOUR POSITIONS.>>WE SHOWED YOU THE ONE THAT JEFF BURTON MADE ON KYLE BUSCH IN LAS VEGAS. BOBBY LABONTE MADE ONE ON TONY STEWART AT TALLADEGA TO TAKE THE WIN. THE 17 CAR, HE’S SAGE, WHAT THE HECK, GUYS, I GOT ONE SHOT.>>ONE THING, TOO, THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN SITTING STILL FOR A WHILE. IT’S COOLED OFF A LOT. THESE TIRES HAVE ALL COOLED DOWN AND THE PRESSURES HAVE COME DOWN, AGAIN. SO NOW THESE GUYS HAVE LOW AIR PRESSURES, MAYBE BUILDUP. IT COULD GET CRAZY HERE.>>THAT’S A GOOD POINT. LOOK HOW LOW THE LEFT FRONT TIRE IS. THIS COULD BE A TOUGH DEAL TO HOLD ON TO IT. >>SPEAKING OF TOUGH DEALS, THE 88 CAR, BRAD KESELOWSKI HAS TO COME BACK ON PIT ROAD BECAUSE THEY’RE MISSING A LUG NUT. OH, MY, THAT’S GOING TO CERTAINLY COST HIM BIG TIME.>>HE WAS ALREADY THE LAST GUY IN THE LEAD LAP AFTER MAY GOING THE PIT STOP. HE’LL BE ABLE TO LINE UP JUST ABOUT WHERE HE IS.>>THAT’S THE ONLY THING SAVING HIM RIGHT NOW. LIKE ANDY SAID, HE’S GOING TO BE ON THE OUTSIDE, BUT AT THE VERY BACK OF THE PACK, STILL ABLE TO FIX A LUG NUT AND NOT HURT HIM.>>LET’S GO TO JAMIE. >>WELL, DOC, THE SPOTTER FOR CLINT BOWYER GOT A CALL ON HIS CELL PHONE AS I WAS STANDING NEXT HIM CLINT BOWYER MUST LET.29 BY IN ORDER FOR THEM TO CLINCH. THE TWO OF THEM, THEY’RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THAT IS THE CASE. THEY DON’T WANT TO DRIVE DOWN TO THE DRIVERS TEAM ORDER UNLESS IT DOESN’T WORK OUT.>>JAMIE WHAT HAPPENED WAS, THAT WRECK JUST A MOMENT AGO, INVOLVING THE FOUR CARS IN FRONT OF THE 20 CAR, HAMLIN, THE CAR THEY’VE GOT TO BEAT HAS PRESENTED THIS ISSUE HERE. REMEMBER, THEY GOT TO LEAVE HERE WITH 196-POINT LEAD IN THE OWNERS POINTS TO CLINCH. IT’S REALLY, REALLY CLOSE HERE WHAT HAPPENS ON THE RESTART. THE FINAL LAPS. WHETHER RICHARD CHILDRESS WILL WALK AWAY AS THE OWNERS CHAMPION.>>I DON’T LIKE THAT. I DON’T LIKE THIS TEAM ORDER PEOPLE AND GIVING SPOTS TO PEOPLE. I THINK I’D RACE IT ON THE TRACK.>>IT LOOKS LIKE RICHARD’S WANTS INSURANCE RIGHT NOW TO LOCK THIS THING UP. HE DOESN’T WANT TO TAKE THIS FIGHT ALL THE WAY TO HOMESTEAD.>>HERE WE GO. KYLE BUSCH, CAN HE HANG ON? HOW ABOUT KENSETH, CAN HE GET THERE? TIRE PRESSURE IS DOWN. GREEN FLAG.>>AND, BOY, ANOTHER GREAT RESTART FOR KYLE BUSCH. HE SHOT OUT THEREOF LIKE A CANNON. AND HE IS GONE RIGHT NOW.>>AROUND THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY, KYLE BUSCH PULLS THEM BY FIVE CAR LENGTHS. MAKE IT SIX CAR LENGTHS.>>AND CLINT BOWYER LET SCOTT WIMMER BY TO PICK UP THE EXTRA POSITION, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN, AT THE MOMENT, GUYS.>>KEVIN MOSS WAVING THE WHITE FLAG TO KYLE BUSCH, ONE MORE LAP TO VICTORY.>>HE’S GOT A LITTLE BIT OF CUSHION OFF OF TURN TWO.>>YEAH, HE’S EXITING TURN THREE WITH A LOT OF AMENITIES. HE’S LOOKING GOOD RIGHT NOW, GUYS. DOESN’T SEEM TO BE A PROBLEM FOR KYLE BUSCH.>>22-YEAR-OLD KYLE BUSCH, HE WON THE TRUCK RACE HERE ON FRIDAY NIGHT. CAN HE PULL IT OFF TWO IN A ROW? KYLE BUSCH COMES OUT OF TURN FOUR. AND KYLE BUSCH WILL HOLD ON AND WIN HIS FOURTH BUSCH RACE OF 2007!>>I APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION THIS YEAR.>>BOY, WHAT A FEEL GOOD FOR THAT TEAM. KYLE BUSCH SO CLOSE, SO MANY TIMES, HE GETS OUT HERE IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA.>>BUDDY, YOU DROVE THE WHEELS OFF OF THAT THING, YOU SURE DESERVE THAT ONE. GREAT JOB. PROUD OF YOU.>>THAT’S RICK HENDRICK, THE CAR OWNER.>>HOW ABOUT THE WHOLE CREW. THERE’S ALAN, THE CREW CHIEF. A BIG SMILE FROM HIM. DAVE.>>THIS IS THE END OF THE ERA. KYLE BUSCH, LAST BUSCH RACE, I GUESS THAT’S WAIT YOU SHOULD END IT.>>IT IS, IT’S APPROPRIATE. IT’S TOUGH. THESE GUYS HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB. WE’VE GOT TOUGH BREAKS WE HAD TO WORK THROUGH. AND WE HAD FAITH. WE’RE HAPPY FOR HIM. HE’S A HELL OF A DRIVER.>>YOU KNEW HE HAD THE TALENT EVERY TIME HE BEHIND THAT WHEEL, DIDN’T YOU?>>YEAH, IT’S A LOT OF FUN. THE CUP TEAM’S DONE A GOOD JOB. HAD A COUPLE OF BAD INCIDENT THERE IS. SOMETIMES, YOU THINK IT’S BAD, WHEN YOU WIN A RACE LIKE THIS, CAN’T BE TOO BAD.>>A LITTLE EMOTION IN THE VOICE AND EYES OF ALAN GUSTAFSON, JAMIE.>>WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT WE NEED THE DRIVER TO GO BY FOR TO YOU CLINCH, YOU DIDN’T CLINCH, RICHARD, WHAT HAPPENED?>>WELL, WE DIDN’T KNOW. THEY TOLD US WE NEEDED 16 POSITIONS. WE HAD 20. THE GUYS WERE JUST RACING. WE GOT NEXT WEEK. ANOTHER WEEK AWAY. WE’LL DO IT THERE.>>THE SUSPENSE NEXT WEEK. THEY THIS BY TWO POINTS. WE’LL HAVE TO CHECK IN WITH RICHARD CHILDRESS NEXT WEEKEND. GUYS.>>TWO POINTS, THAT’S WHAT WE’RE BEING TOLD THE DIFFERENTIAL BETWEEN WHAT WOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM AN OWNERS CHAMPIONSHIP HERE TODAY. HOW ABOUT TAKING A LOOK AT THE CROWN ROYAL CROWNING MOMENT OF THE RACE. TALK ABOUT GREAT EFFORTS, HOW ABOUT THE RESTART FOR KYLE BUSCH? HE’S BEEN A JACK RABBIT ALL AFTERNOON. THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL OF THE NIGHT. THE FINAL RACE. THE FINAL RESTART FOR KYLE BUSCH HERE IN THE FINAL TWO LAPS. >>KYLE BUSCH GOT ANOTHER ONE. HE’S BEEN DOING IT TIME AFTER TIME. THIS IS NO SURPRISE. THAT WAS MATT KENSETH’S LAST CHANCE. DIDN’T GET IT DONE.>>KYLE BUSCH TAKES THE WIN. HE’S WITH MIKE.>>AND HE’S JUST CLIMBED FROM THE RACE CAR. HOW ARE YOUR ARMS? >>THAT’S ALL RIGHT. THE STEERING WHEEL WOULD GET HOT OR SOMETHING ODD GOING ON. IT WASN’T THAT HARD TO TURN. JUST HARDER THAN NORMAL AND YOU COULDN’T FEEL THE FRONT TIRES. IT WAS A GREAT RUN. I FELT BAD WE GOT BEAT AGAIN THIS WEEK. WE CAME UP A LITTLE SHORT. KYLE IS A REAL SMART, KNEW WHERE TO PUT HIS CAR. GREAT JOB BY HIM. WISH WE WERE IN VICTORY LANE BUT IT WAS A GOOD RACE FOR US.>>WHEN IT CAME DOWN TO THAT DUEL BETWEEN YOURSELF AND THE 5, HOW MUCH OF A FACTOR WAS IT NOT HAVING THE FULL CAPACITY OF YOUR POWER STEERINGING?>>WASN’T BAD. IN TWO LAPS I COULDN’T GET HIM. I THINK MAYBE A 15-LAP RUN TOWARD THE END, WE MIGHT HAVE HAD A SHOT. IT SLOWED US DOWN A LITTLE BIT BUT IT WASN’T THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING.>>SECOND PLACE, DOC. HE’S GOT TO BE TIRED OF THIS, THE SEVENTH TIME IN A YEAR HE’S BEEN THE RUNNER-UP IN A BUSCH SERIES RACE.>>THAT MEANS HE’S BEEN RIGHT THERE IN FRONT. TO GIVE HIM HIS DUE, KYLE BUSCH, FOLKS, LED THREE TIMES FOR 132 LAPS. HE BECOMES THE NINTH DIFFERENT WINNER OF 12 HERE AT PHOENIX TO START FROM THE FRONT TWO ROWS. KYLE BUSCH CLIMBS OUT AS WE HEAD DOWN TO VICTORY LANE AND SHANNON SPAKE. >>THAT’S RIGHT, GUYS. HIS LAST BUSCH RACE WITH HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS. KYLE BUSCH GOES TO VICTORY LANE. LOTS OF EMOTION. LOTS OF CELEBRATION DOWN HERE. HI FIVES TO ALL OF HIS TEAM. VERY EMOTIONAL. TEAM OWNER RICK HENDRICK. KYLE, THIS HAS BEEN AN EMOTIONAL SEASON FOR THIS TEAM, WHAT DOES THIS WIN MEAN TO YOU?>>IT MEANS A LOT, TO GET MY START WITH HENDRICK MOTORSPORTS AND TO FINISH SECOND IN THE FIRST ONE AND TO GO OUT WINNING A RACE, THAT’S SPECIAL. THAT MEANS A WHOLE LOT. THIS IS MY 11th WIN IN THE BUSCH SERIES. THESE GUYS WORK THEIR HEARTS OUT AND DO AS MUCH AS THEY CAN IN ORDER TO PREPARE US AND GET US READY HERE AT THE TRACK. LOWE’S, EVERYBODY THAT’S BEEN WITH US. THANKS TO LOWE’S FOR STICKING WITH ME FOR THE BUSCH SERIES YEAR IN 2004 WHEN WE WENT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP. CAME UP SHORT BUT WINNING’S FUN.>>I GOT TO ASK YOU WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND WITH THE RED FLAG?>>IT REMINDED ME SO MUCH OF THE PAST TWO OTHER DAYS HERE, YOU KNOW, I DON’T MIND THAT. HEY!>>WE’RE GOING TO LET HIM GO. IN ABOUT FIVE HOURS, YOU GUYS, KYLE BUSCH IS GOING TO CLIMB BEHIND THE LATE MODEL IN LAS VEGAS AND GO AT IT AGAIN.>>THREE TIMES HE’S BEEN PART OF A GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED. ALL THREE TIMES HE’S BEEN THE MAN ON VICTORY LANE. GREAT JOB FOR KYLE BUSCH. DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US TOMORROW, FOLKS, 3:00 EASTERN TIME. NASCAR NEXTEL CUP, CHASE. COMING UP NEXT, ESPN2 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD. THIS HAS BEEN A PRESENTATION OF ESPN, THE WORLDWIDE LEADER IN SPORTS. Captions by VITAC

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