Qualifying for the Food City 500 got canceled due to rain. This is the second time this year rain has done this. This put Jimmy Johnson in the poll. Jeff Green who replaced Bill Elliott, John Andretti, and Patrick Carpentier will not be racing come Sunday.
Bill Elliott is out because he really wants to run next week in Martinsville.
From a Darlington Raceway PR they say that during the tire test cars were reaching speeds of 200 MPH due to the new surface. This is only a 1.336 mile track.