In qualifying for the race on Sunday Casey Mears won the poll with a speed of 182.556. Martin Truex Jr. qualified in second. Michael Waltrip makes a rare appearance in a race while drivers such as Dale Jarrett, and A.J. Almendinger misses the race.
Robby Gordon today has been slapped with a 25 point driver and owner fine for a unapproved camera shell. His crew chief Gene Nead has been hit with a 25,000 buck fine and has been put on probation until the end of the year.
John Darby states that the top 35 rule is to stay, but they might group all the "go or go home" cars in one group. That just might work. If they were all to finish qualifying at once and rain killed qualifying you could pick a couple drivers out of the "go or go home" group to be in the race.
Kevin Harvick is now calling for some rigid drug testing in NASCAR. He says that he wants all drivers tested a few times a year.
Hendrick Motorsports in a press release today said that Dale Jr. is going to have a new sponsor for 2008. Dale Jr. has ended all professional ties with Budweiser as well.
Ray Evernham says that he has spoken to Budweiser, but that Budweiser has spoken to many other teams as well. Max Siegel though states he is still talking to Budweiser on still being with DEI next year.
David Reutimann says that he hopes to be in Michael Waltrip racing next year and that he is only on a one year contract at this point of time,