2005 Craftsman Truck Series – Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona (Full race)

2005 Craftsman Truck Series – Florida Dodge Dealers 250 at Daytona (Full race)


>>♪ WE TRAVELED FROM DAYTONA WITH ITS COLORS, SIGHT, A■ND SOUND, TO ANOTHER SCENE OF GLORY TO ANOTHER PROVING GROUND ♪ >>EARNHARDT WINS THE DAYTONA!>>TAKE THE WORLD CENTER OF RACING — >>RACING’S ANSWER TO HEARTBREAK HILL.>>10 YEARS OF EVOLUTION. >>NEXT STEP FORWARD. >>TOYOTA TUNDRA, MAKING ITS WAY INTO VICTORY LANE.>>THE LAP LEADER HITS HARD INTO THE WALL.>>LOOK OUT. WE’VE GOT TROUBLE. THIS IS GOING TO HURT.>>AND ULTIMATE CELEBRATION.>>LOOK AT THIS, THE TWO OLD RIVALS. >>THE DOD DEALERS 250. THE CROWN JEWEL OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. TONIGHT IT’S 10 YEARS TOUGHER IN 2005. THE GREAT AMERICAN TRUCK RACE.>>WHAT DOES A MAN DO TO TURN THE AUTOMOBILE YOU AND I DRIVE INTO A RACING STOCK CAR? [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY SPEED TV]>>WELCOME TO THE MECCA OF MOTOR SPORTS FOR THE START OF 10 YEARS TOUGH, THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON. THE CUP RACE OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK RACE PRERACE SHOW IS PRESENTED BY CRAFTSMAN. THE LIST OF POSSIBLE WINNERS FOR THIS RACE IS LONG ANDILY US TREEOUS. AS FORMER CHAMPION AND RACE INWINNERS, KERRY EARNHARDT WOULD LIKE TO THROW HIS NAME IN THE MIX EVEN AFTER A ROUGH START HERE IN DAYTONA. AND THE FIRST TRUCK PRACTICE WEDNESDAY, KERRY EARNHARDT DIDN’T QUITE CLEAR THE 62. AND FOUR TEAMS HAD TO BRING OUT BACKUP TRUCKS, INCLUDING KERRY’S. GOING OUT 37TH TO QUALIFY, EARNHARDT’S NUMBER 15 CHEVROLET KNOCKED DENNIS SETZER OUT OF THE TOP SPOT TO CLAIM THE FIRST BUD POLE AWARD OF THE SEASON. RAY DUNN HAPPEN HAS CAUGHT UP WITH OUR POLE SITTER. RAY: WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE RECORD BOOKS AT DAYTONA, YOU SEE ONE NAME. OF COURSE IT’S EARNHARDT. DALE EARNHARDT SENIOR HAS 34 VICTORIES AT THE BIG D AND THIS GUY HAS NINE OF THEM. YOU DON’T HAVE A VICTORY BUT YOU’RE IN THE RECORD BOOKS IN A POLE IN YOUR VERY FIRST CRAFTSMAN TRUCK START. HOW DID YOU DO IT?>>JUST MANAGED THE GAS. GOES TO SHOW YOU WHAT YITCH WHY — RICHIE WATERS PUT TOGETHER. IT WAS EASY FOR ME TO A CHEVROLET SILVERADO BACK TO THE TRUCK. RAY: WE HOPE IT’S AS EASY TO STAY UP THERE. THIS GUY WILL START AT THE FRONT OF THE PACK BUT THERE’S ONE FACE YOU WOULDN’T EXPECT TO BE WAY IN THE BACK. >>THAT IS OUR REINING CHAMP BOBBY HAMILTON, RUNNING THE 04. AND THAT’S TO GUARANTEE TWO TRUCKS TO MAKE THE FIELD. BOBBY, YOU START 36. HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO MAKE YOUR WAY UP FRONT AND HOW MANY LAPS WILL IT TAKE YOU?>>I HOPE IT’S NOT REAL IMPORTANT. I TALKED TO THE EASY CARE DODGE AND ALSO THE FEDERATED AUTO PARTS DODGE AND I TOLD THEM THEY BETTER GET WITH THE PRO SERIES DODGE AND BETTER STAY OUT OF THE WAY. I THINK MUSGRAVE WILL JOIN IN WITH US AND MAYBE A COUPLE OF MORE. THE RACETRACK HAS A LOT OF GRIP AND THERE ARE A LOT OF LOOSE TRUCKS. I DON’T THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO DRIVE UP THROUGH THERE RIGHT NOW.>>THIS IS A WINNING TRUCK CALLED FREAK, WINNING TWICE AT DAYTONA. RICK. RICK: UNBELIEVABLE CROWD FOR THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON ■ ABOUT TO BE UNDERWAY. WE’RE EXPECTING ANOTHER GREAT YEAR. THE CROWDS ARE■ALWAYS IMPRESSIVE WHEN YOU COME TO DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY. SPEED CHANNEL’S COVERAGE. CRAFTSMAN SERIES PRERACE SHOW IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRAFTSMAN, CELEBRATING 10 YEARS TOUGH OF NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. ED YEAH.TRUCK AT NASHVILLE?>>SPEED WEEK CONTINUES TO BUILD UP TO A CRESCENDO AT THE WEEKEND AND IT STARTS HERE WITH THE FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250. THE CROWD, READY FOR A GREAT SHOW. 2005 SEASON KICKS OFF WITH THE FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250. THE PRERACE ACTIVITIES ARE GOING ON. LET’S JOIN IN WITH THE INVOCATION. >>AT THIS TIME, PLEASE RISE AND REMOVE YOUR HATS AS THE DAYTONA BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS OUR NATION’S COLORS. AND NOW, PLEASE WELCOME DR. TIM MCNEIL AS HE DELIVERS TONIGHT’S INVOCATION. >>LET US PRAY. WE CELEBRATE TONIGHT, O GOD, THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA, OF LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. WE PRAY FOR THESE WHO ARE AMBASSADORS OF SPEED, GRANT THEM CARE, COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE AND GRANT TO US AS WE RACE THE RACE BEFORE US, ENABLE US TO BUILD BRIDGES INTO THE FUTURE OF HOPE, PROMISE, AND POSSIBILITY. SHALOM AND AMEN.>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING AND WELCOME “STAR SEARCH” SEMIFINALIST, KIRI ALLEN AS SHE PERFORMED OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM.>>♪ O, SAY CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN’S EARLY LIGHT WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAIL AT THE TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT OER OF THE RAMPARTS WE’VE WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING AND THE ROCKETS RED GLARE THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE O, SAY DOES THAT STAR SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE OER THE LAND OF THEREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE ♪♪>>DRIVERS WILL BE CLIMBING INTO THEIR TRUCKS FOR THE GREEN FLAG OF THE FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON IS MOMENTS AWAY. WE’LL START THE ENGINES WHEN WE COME BACK. HERE WE GO. – HEY, YOU GUYS NEED A… TOW?
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FOR TOTAL SAVINGS UP TO $9,000.>>WELCOME TO THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250 ON SPEED CHANNEL. 10 YEARS OF BREATHTAKING RACING HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. WELCOME FOR YEAR 11. I’M RICK ALLEN JOINED BY MICHAEL WALTRIP, TWO-TIME DAYTONA WINNER, AND PHIL PARSONS. PHIL, WE’VE HAD 10 GREAT YEARS OF RACING, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT IN RACE YEAR 11. THIS WE’RILY BE MORE COMPETITIVE. YOU HAVE RICKY CRAVEN, TOP OF THE LINE, ALL WILL RUN FULL TIME ALONG WITH TWO-TIME CHAMPION RON HORN DA — HORNADAY. THE RACES WILL BE TERRIFIC. WHAT BETTER PLACE TO KICK OFF THE SERIES THAN HERE AT DAYTONA, MICHAEL. MICHAEL: YOU TALK ABOUT COMPETITION, PHIL AND IT IS INTENSE. THIS SUCKS THE TRUCKS TOGETHER. EVERY TRUCK YOU SEE WILL BE RUNNING TIGHTLY IN THE PACK. THE DRAFT, SOMETHING YOU CAN’T SEE. THE AIR OFF THE TRUCKS WILL HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANT EFFECT ON THIS RACE TONIGHT WHEN THESE TRUCKS ARE CRAFTING THEY’RE LOOSE AND UNSTABLE. WE HEARD SERIES CHAMPION BOBBY HAMILTON SAY WE GIVE. WE’RE GOING TO BE AT THE BACK FOR A WHILE AND LET THESE GUYS SORT THIS STUFF OUT. WHEN THEY GO TO RACING IT WILL BE UNLIKE SOMETHING YOU’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE AND WE’LL SHOW YOU ON SPEED. CHILL OUT AND BREATHE A BIT BECAUSE YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO WHEN THEY START RACING. RICK: 1/3 OF THE ENTRIES ARE NEXTEL CUP VETERANS. WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD. ONE OF THE MOST EXPERIENCED IS RICKY CRAVEN. AND HE’S A PART OF THAT LIST AS WELL. STEVE PARK, JOHNNY BENSON AS WELL. RAY? RAY: THIS IS THE TRUCK TO WATCH, CHASSIS NUMBER 23, TRUCK NUMBER IS NINE. WES CRAVEN WAS CHOSEN BY JACK ROUSH, WHO THEY BELIEVE CAN WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. RICKY CRAVEN STARTS 26 TODAY BUT I DON’T BELIEVE IT WILL BE TOO LONG BEFORE YOU SEE THE FORD WORK ITS WAY TO THE FRONT. WENDY? WENDY: KASEY KAHNE HAD A FINAL TWO RACE WIN STREAK IN THE 2004 SEASON. IN 2005 JIMMY SPENCER STEPS INTO THE TWO TRUCK. HE HAD PROBLEMS THIS WEEK. YESTERDAY IT WAS A THROTTLE LEAKAGE PROBLEM. NOW HE’S WAITING ON HIS HELMET. NOW LET’S GET THE THING STARTED.>>DRIVERS, START YOUR ENGINES. RICK: NEW YORK JETS JOHNNY ABE RECALL GIVING THE — JOHNNY ABRAMS. WE’RE ABOUT TO GET UNDERWAY. WE’VE SEEN GREAT ONES IN THE PAST. A LOT OF ADRENALINE FROM THESE DRIVERS. THE WINNERS FROM JOE RUDMAN, MIKE WALLACE, ROBERT PRESSLEY, SOME OF THE GREATS. ROBERT IS BACK IN THE RACE FIELD TONIGHT. WE’LL SEE IF WE HAVE A SIXTH WINNER TONIGHT IN DAYTONA. YOU REMEMBER, WHEN DAVID WRECKED
THAT TRUCK AT NASHVILLE? YEAH. [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS CUT
THE FRONT END
OFF OF IT SO QUICK? [ saw buzzing ] YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP IT
REALLY SHARP. WHAT ABOUT IN KANSAS CITY,
WHEN DENNIS PUT IT IN THE FENCE? [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS
GET OUT SO QUICK? THIS LITTLE BABY,
RIGHT HERE. CRAFTSMAN.
THE OFFICIAL TOOLS OF NASCAR.
AT SEARS. RICK: THE NASCAR TRUCK DEALERS CRAFTSMAN 250 IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DODGE. RICK: 36 TRUCKS WANTING TO GET ON THIS 1/2 MILE TRIOVAL FOR THE FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON. MICHAEL, WHO KNOWS BETTER AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY THAN YOU, TWO-TIME 500 WINNER. MICHAEL: THIS TRACK IS FUN TO DRIVE IN. THESE TRUCKS WILL DRAFT MORE THAN ANY CAR THAT RACES. THE DEGREE OF BANKING IN THE CORNERS IS 31 DEGREES. YOU COME THROUGH THIS TOWER THE TRUCK WANTS TO LOOSEN UP. IT COULD GET HAIRY, ALL THE TRUCKS DRAFTING OFF ONE ANOTHER. YOU’LL SEE MOST OF YOUR PASSING AS THEY EXIT TURN FOUR AND TRY TO POSITION THEMSELVES AROUND EACH OTHER. PHIL: LET’S LOOK AT THE CRAFTSMAN RACE ANALYSIS, 36 TRUCKS RACING, 250 MILES. THE PURSE IS A LITTLE OVER $800,000. THE PIT WINDOW IS 32 TO 38 LAPSE. ASSUMING WE’RE GOING GROWN ALL THE WAY. NOT ONE PERSON IN THIS RACE WILL GO GREEN FOR LONG. THEY THINK IT WILL BE ACTION PACKED. THE TRUCKS ARE SO LOOSE THAT A LOT OF THESE DRIVERS ARE REALLY WORRIED ABOUT SOME OF THE INEXPERIENCED DRIVERS DOWN HERE. RICK: AND THAT’S WHY THERE WILL BE GUYS DIVING FOR THE FRONT TO LEAD. YOU HEARD BOBBY HAMILTON TALK AND THERE WILL BE SOME GUYS GOOFING OFF FOR A WHILE AND MAYBE MISS THE BIG WRECK. RICK: KERRY EARNHARDT IS ON THE POLE FOR HIS FIRST RACE. DENNIS SETZER IS ON THE OUTSIDE. AND HE’LL HAVE TO GO TO THE BACK OF THE FIELD. MICHAEL: NEW TEAM, DARRELL WALTRIP MOTOR SPORTS, ROBERT HUFFMAN’S SECOND YEAR IN THE TRUCK SERIES. RICK: TRACY HINES ON THE INSIDE, REGAN SMITH AND JACK SPRAGUE ON THE OUTSIDE OF FLOOR. SHIGE HATTORI, FIRST JAPANESE DRIVER MAKING HIS FIRST START IN THE CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. WE HEARD TED MUSGRAVE IN THE QUALIFYING SHOW, EVEN THOUGH HE HAS A STARTING POSITION SAYING HE WOULD TAKE LESS THAN 10 LAPS TO GET THE TRUCK, HE HAS CHANGED THAT TUNE. NOW HE’S TALKING THE SAME TUNE AS BOBBY HAMILTON. LET ME MOVE TO THE BACK AND LET THINGS SHAKE OUT BEFORE I MAKE MY WAY TO THE FRONT. MICHAEL: LET ME REMIND YOU AS JIMMY SPENCER’S HELMET IS NOT TO HIM YET. THE TRUCKS HAVE ROLLED OFF THE LINE AND JIMMY’S HELMET IS JUST NOW MAKING IT OUT TO THE TRUCK. SO HE’LL PROBABLY HAVE TO START IN THE BACK AND NOT LEAVING PIT ROAD WITH THE OTHER COMPETITORS. RICK: HE HAS TO GO TO THE BACK ANYWAY BECAUSE THEY HAD TO WORK ON THE TRUCK WITH A THROTTLE LINKAGE PROBLEM. RICK: IN 2000 AT TALLADEGA WITH THE SAME CONFIGURATION, THE AERODYNAMIC PACKAGE PUT A LOT OF DRAG IN THE CUP CARS. DALE EARNHARDT WAS RUNNING 18TH WITH FOUR LAPS TO GO. HE AND KENNY WALLACE DROVE ALL THE WAY TO THE FRONT AND WON THE RACE. WE SAW GUYS DURING THAT RACE LAGGING BACK, NOT GETTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BIG PACK TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT. IF SOMETHING LAPPED THEY DIDN’T WANT TO BE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. THAT’S A STRATEGY I DON’T THINK IS A BAD IDEA AT DAYTONA. ESPECIALLY WITH THESE CRAZY, LOOSE TRUCKING THESE GUYS ARE DRIVING. IF THEY DO FALL TO THE BACK IT MIGHT NOT BE A BAD IDEA. PHIL: AND IT WILL BE SO EASY TO GET BACK TO THE FRONT BECAUSE OF THE DRAFT. RICK: HERE ARE SIX DRIVE THAT MISSED THE FIELD IN QUALIFYING WE HAD 42 ATTEMPTING WITH A NEW QUALIFYING RULES. THERE IS ONLY SIX SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 12 DRIVERS TRYING TO GET IN. MICHAEL: THERE YOU SEE JIMMY SPENCER SNAP ON GETTING HIS HELMET ON IT. THE THING ABOUT IT HE’S ONLY MISSING THE PACE LAP. HE’S GOT TO GO TO THE BACK ANYWAY. THAT’S THE TRUCK OWNER, JIMMY SMITH SAID I GOT YOU. YOU SEE HIM PUTTING HIS GLOVES BACK ON. HE SHOVES THE TRUCK IN FIRST GEAR AND AWAY HE GOES.>>ALL RIGHT, BUDDY. TAKE A LOOK WHO WE’RE GOING TO RIDE AROUND THE TRACK WITH. STARTING OFF WITH THE MOPA >>DODGE OF TED MUSGRAVE. PHIL: ALSO RIDING ALONG THE TOYOTA TUNDRA OF MIKE SKINNER STARTING 16TH.■ MONEY TERRY COOK WILL START IN THE NUMBER FIVE POSITION. PHIL: TODD BODINE RIDING AROUND. HE HAS HIM A TOYOTA TOWARDS THE FRONT. TODD HAS NEVER BEEN ONE TO FALL TO THE BACK. HE LIKES TO PUT HIS FOOT DOWN AND KEEP IT THERE. RICK: THERE’S THE SILVERADO. YOU SEE DENNIS MAKING HIS WAY TO THE BACK BECAUSE OF AN ENGINE CHANGE. HE CHANGED IT BEFORE QUALIFYING AND SAT ON THE FRONT ROW. PHIL: THE GUY THAT GOT THE POLE IS IN A WHOLE NEW TRUCK. THAT’S WILD HOW QUALIFYING WORKS OUT. IT GOES TO THE NEW RULES WE HAVE THIS YEAR WITH PRACTICING BEFORE THE RACE ON YOUR RACE SETUP AND THEN QUALIFYING LIKE THAT. RICK: ALSO ONBOARD WITH KERRY EARNHARDT. HE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY OF THE CRAFTSMAN WIN FROM THE POLE AWARD BY WINNING TONIGHT’S RACE IN THE POLE POSITION, HE CAN WIN $2,000 FOR HIS TEAM. BUT IF HE DOESN’T WIN FROM THE POLE TONIGHT, THEN ANOTHER $2,000 WILL BE ADDED TO THE PRIZE MONEY, GROWS IN INCREMENTS OF $2,000 UNTIL SOMEONE WINS THE AWARD. THAT MEANS $50,000 WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE TEAMS THIS SEASON. MICHAEL: SO KERRY EARNHARDT IN HIS FIRST EVER CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES START, WILL START FROM THE POLE POSITION. NO BETTER PLACE TO START. RICK: 10 YEARS TOUGH FROM THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. FACES AND NAMES HAVE BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH TOUGH DRIVERS. WE’VE HAD SEVEN DIFFERENT CHAMPIONS IN THE 10 YEARS OF THIS SERIES. AND THEY’VE ALL BEEN GREAT CHAMPIONS. OF COURSE. AND YOU LIKED ALL
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THIS IS SPECTRE SIX. TARGET IS WIRED. OVER. [dramatic music] TARGET IDENTIFIED. SEARCH FOR HOTEL VICTOR TANGO. EXECUTE ASSAULT TIME NOW. RICK: WELCOME BACK TO DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. PHIL AND MICHAEL, WHO IS GOING TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP THIS YEAR? MICHAEL: TED MUSGRAVE HAS BEEN IN THE HEAT, HE’S MY PICK. RAY? RAY: I THINK IT’S JOHNNY BENSON. J.B. WILL GET THE TITLE. WENDY? WENDY: MY PICK FOR 2005, RON HORNADAY RETURNING TO THE TRUCK SERIES WILL BE A COMPETITIVE YEAR. GUYS? RICK: WELL, WE’RE ALL GOING TO PICK A DIFFERENT CHAMPION BECAUSE I’M SAYING RICKY CRAVEN, I THINK MOVING INTO A VERY SUCCESSFUL TRUCK CARL EDWARDS JUMPED OUT OF AND HIS EXPERIENCE WILL WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP. PHIL: RICK, MICHAEL HAS A TENDENCY TO CHANGE IT.■■ MICHAEL: I PICK DENNIS SETZER AND I’M STICKING WITH HIM. RICK: THE FIELD OF 36 MAKES THEIR WAY DOWN THE TURN. THE NEXT MOVE WILL BE A LEFT TURN BY THE PACE TRUCK, LEAVING THE RANGE OF THE MACHINE BEHIND KERRY EARNHARDT AND WILL SET THE PACE UNTIL THE FIRST GREEN FLAG FLIES FOR 10 YEARS TOUGH OF THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. AND WE ARE UNDERWAY AT THE FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250. RICK: IT DOES NOT TAKE THE FIELD LONG TO GO THREE AND FOUR WIDE AS THEY WORK THEIR WAY ON THE TRIOVAL INTO TURN ONE. PHIL: YOU DON’T WANT TOO BIG OF A LEAD, MICHAEL, BECAUSE WHEN THE PACK CATCHES YOU THEY HAVE SO MUCH MOMENTUM THEY DRIVE RIGHT BY. MICHAEL: KERRY ALONG THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK. IF HE CAN GET SETZER TO RUN BEHIND THEM AND THEY RUN RAPS LIKE THAT, IT WOULD BE SAFE. AS SOON AS BILL GETS A LAP ON HIM HE’LL LEAD THE RACE. THIS IS DAYTONA, YOU WANT YOUR TRUCK IN THE FRONT. KERRY EARNHARDT IS GOING TO DO THAT ON THE FIRST LAP. THREE WIDE ON THE FIRST LAP. RICK: JUMPING INTO THE START-FINISH LINE, THREE WIDE IS DAVID REUTIMANN. EARNHARDT WILL BE CREDITED AS LEADING THE FIRST LAP. PHIL: THE TRUCKS ARE STICKING NOW AS WELL AS THEY WILL. MICHAEL: NEW TIRES ARE MAKING THEM STICK GOOD. THEY’RE IN A BIG PILE OF TRUCKS. RICK: RIGHT NOW THEY CAN RIDE OFF THE TIRES, THE TRUCKS WILL HANDLE AS GOOD AS THEY’LL HANDLE ALL NIGHT. YOU REPHIL LESTER WITH TODD BOW LINE ON THEIR REAR BUMPER. PHIL: AND BRENDAN GAUGHAN IS BUILDING A LEAD. AS THE AIR PRESSURE BUILDS UP YOU SEE THE SPARKS GO AWAY. RICK: FOLKS, THESE TRUCKS ARE TRAVELING AT NEARLY 190 MILES AN HOUR. SOME OF THE FASTEST VEHICLES AT DAYTONA NOW. PHIL: A GOOD VIEW OUT OF TODD BODINE’S ROOF CAM IN HIS TUNDRA. RICK: THEY SEE THE YELLOW LINE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. THAT IS OUT OF BOUNDS. YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO PASS A TRUCK BY GOING BELOW THAT YELLOW LINE. MICHAEL: AND PHIL, WE KNOW ALL 36 OF THESE TRUCKS COULD BE RUNNING IN ONE PACK IF THEY WANTED TO. LOOK AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN. THERE ARE GUYS WHO HAVE ALREADY FALLEN A QUARTERBACK. THESE TRUCKS ARE ALL FAST ENOUGH TO BE IN THE LEAD PACK. THEY’VE ELECTED TO FALL BACK THINKING SOMETHING IS GOING TO GO WRONG IN THIS MASSIVE PACK LEADING THE RACE. PHIL: MICHAEL, THEY TOLD US THEY’D FALL BACK BUT I NEVER DREAMED THEY’D FALL BACK THIS FAR. THEY HAVE HALF A STRAIGHTAWAY GAP BETWEEN THIS LEAD PACK. THEY CAN RUN SPEEDS COM PROBABLE TO WHAT THE LEADERS CAN. MICHAEL: LOOK HOW FAR THEY’VE GOTTEN BEHIND. HERE THEY COME LED BY STEVE PARKS, BOBBY HAMILTON, SOME OF THE GUYS IN THE BACK, THEY’RE SAFE BACK THERE. THEY CANNOT LOSE THE DRAFT AND THEY’LL BE ABLE TO KEEP UP. IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG THEY CAN GET ON WITH THE RACE AND NOT CRASH. RICK: I WAS TALKING TO DENNIS SETZER BEFORE THE RACE AND HE SAID THE PROBLEM IS IF EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET BACK THERE AND SOMETHING HAPPENS IN FRONT OF YOU, THEY’RE GOING TO CRASH TRYING TO SLOW DOWN AND MISS THE WRECK. RICK: AND WE’RE BEING TOLD THE 59 MAY HAVE TOUCHED RUSTY WALLACE. TAKE A LOOK. PHIL: ROBERT ALMOST GETS FORCED UP THERE. I BELIEVE THAT’S SHIGE HATTORI, THE NINE TOYOTA. MICHAEL: AND LOOK AT ROBERTS’ TRUCK. TALK ABOUT TOUGH TRUCK, HE IS ABOUT TO PASS THEM ALL. RICK: HE AND TED MUSGRAVE IN THE MOPAR DODGE OUT WITH HIM. MICHAEL: WILL THAT KNOCK OUT THE HANDLING. THESE TRUCKS ARE SO WIDE T DEFINITELY SLOWS THEM DOWN TRYING TO CREATE A BIGGER HOLE IN THE AIR HE KNOCKS THAT RIGHT FRONT CORNER IN, IF HE CAN TRAVEL FASTER IN A STRAIGHT LINE BUT WILL HE LOSE THE NOSE AND CORNERS? PHIL: WE SAW TED MUSGRAVE KNOCK THE FRONT OFF OF HIS TRUCK AND HE START IN THE POLE THE SAME LAP HE DID IT. THAT MADE THE FRONT OF HIS TRUCK SMALLER AND MADE HIM GO STRAIGHT. RICK: THAT WAS IN QUALIFYING, NOT A RACE CONFIGURATION. THEY NEED THE WIDE TRUCK FENDERS TO PLANT THE FRONT END. MICHAEL: IF I WAS BOBBY HAMILTON’S SPOTTER I WOULD SAY, BOB, I KNOW YOU’VE FALLEN WAY BEHIND BUT BE PATIENT. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY’RE TRYING TO GET A WRECK UP FRONT. BUT IT’S GOING TO WORK LIKE THAT ALL NIGHT LONG, PHIL. THEY’RE GOING TO BATTLE FROM THE START TO THE FINISH JUST LIKE THIS. PHIL: THESE TRUCKS DRAFT SO WELL, THEY CUT SUCH A BIG HOLE IN THE AIR YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO GET AWAY FROM ONE ANOTHER. WE’LL SEE TWO OR THREE-WIDE RACING THE ENTIRE TIME. THAT’S REGAN SMITH IN THE NUMBER 19 CHEVROLET. RICK: SEVEN LAPS COMPLETE. BILL LESTER HAS BEEN OUT IN FRONT AS THEY GO ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE AND THE END OF ONE AND TWO. BILL LESTER LEADING THAT PACK DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH. LESTER HAS LED SIX OF THE SEVEN LAPS. MICHAEL: LIKE WE SAID THESE TRUCKS ARE HANDLING AS GOOD AS THEY CAN RIGHT NOW WITH THE FRESH TIRES ON THEM. WHEN THINGS GET DICEY IS WHEN THE TIRES GET HEATED, WHO HAS A GOOD ENOUGH TRUCK TO STAY WIDE OPEN IN THE CORNERS, HOW LOOSE WILL THEY GET AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN AS THEY GET HEAT IN THE TIRES? PHIL: YOU SEE TWO DISTINCT LINES, YOU HAVE BILL LESTER LEADING ON THE BOTTOM AND TED MUSGRAVE AND SOME OF THE OTHER VETERANS, THERE’S RICKY CRAVEN, THE NUMBER 9, LEADING THE PACK ON THE OUTSIDE ALONG WITH ROBERT PRESSLEY. RICK: EIGHT LAPS COMPLETE, BILL LESTER OUT IN FRONT OF THE PACK, RIGHT BEHIND HIM TODD BODINE AND TERRY COOK. ■ RICK: WELCOME BACK TO DAYTONA. RICK CRAWFORD TAKING AN UNBELIEVABLE RIDE AND COMING TO REST IN THE INFIELD JUST IN FRONT OF THE GRANDSTANDS. THE CAUTION COMES OUT. THE FIELD SLOWS DOWN. BILL LESTER STILL OUT IN FRONT OF THIS PACK. RICK CRAWFORD, THE ONLY TRUCK BEING CAUGHT UP IN THIS. SO IT WASN’T MULTIPLE TRUCKS, BUT, FOLKS, WE’RE SEEING THIS TRUCK MOVING AND DRIVING BACK OUT ON TO THE TRACK. AND WHEN YOU SEE THE REPLAY OF THIS ONE, YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT. >>YOU CAN SEE THE DAMAGE ON THE ROOF. >>IT TURNED OVER. PHIL: YOU HEARD RICK, IT TURNED OVER, BUT I’M OK. RICK: AND YOU CAN HEAR THE CROWD SCREAMING.>>GOT TO GET THAT HOOD BACK ON IT. RICK: LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. RIGHT NOW HE’S RACING IN THE FOURTH POSITION. HE LOOKS TO THE INSIDE OF TODD BODINE. TODD COMES DOWN THE HILL, FORCES HIM TO THE INSIDE, THE AIR GETS UNDERNEATH THE TRUCK AND TURNS IT OVER AND THEN BACK ON FOUR ■HEELS. WHAT A RIDE! PHIL: HE NEEDS TO MAKE SURE HE DOESN’T GO TOO FAST. HE’S GOT A FLAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE. TODD PING-PONGS HIM BACK AND FORTH, PHIL PHIL: HE BOUNCES INTO RICK CRAWFORD. YOU SEE THE TIRE MARK. YOU SEE THE WHEEL STILL SPINNING ON HIS TRUCK I’LL IT’S IN THE AIR. RICK: HE HITS THE BRAKES THERE. PHIL: HE WAS SMART TO LET OFF. HE’S FLIPPING OVER AT DAYTONA AND LET OFF THE GAS. I’M PROUD OF HIM FOR THAT. MICHAEL: GOING TO HAVE A FLAT RIGHT FRONT TIRE. IF HE CAN NURSE IT BACK TO THE PITS HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO KEEP RACING. PHIL: TERRY COOK WAS ON THE OUTSIDE, LEAVING THE TRUCK WITH TODD BODINE. THERE’S THE CONTACT. TODD BOUNCES OFF HIM INTO RICK CRAWFORD. MICHAEL: THREE-WIDE RACING OFF THE TURN AT DAYTONA. THESE TRUCKS ARE REALLY UNSTABLE THIS YEAR, THEY’RE A LITTLE LOOSE, PHIL. PHIL: SO ANYTHING COULD HAVE KICKED HIS TRUCK SIDEWAYS. IF HE HAD TO GO ANYWHERE, HE WENT OUT. THE FANS ARE LOVING THIS. RICK: THEY’RE ON THEIR FEET CHEERING FOR RICK CRAWFORD AS HE COMES DOWN PIT ROAD RIGHT NOW. THEY ARE AMAZED AS WE ARE THAT RICK CRAWFORD IS STILL RUNNING THIS RACE. LET ALONE DRIVING DOWN PIT ROAD AND EXPECTING TO COME BACK OUT. MICHAEL: THE TRUCK WAS PRETTY HARD HIT ON THE GROUND. RICK: LET’S GO TO THE PITS AND WENDY VENTURINI. WENDY: THEY’RE CHANGING FOUR TIRES, CHECKING FOR DAMAGE ELSEWHERE. IT SEEMS LIKE HE SHOULD BE PRETTY GOOD ONCE HE GETS THE TIRES ON THERE AND PUSH DOWN THE HOOD AND HE’LL GET BACK ON THE TRACK, GUYS. RICK: YOU SEE THE NASCAR OFFICIAL LOOKING AT THE ROOF. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THE ROOF FLAP IS NOT DAMAGED. MICHAEL: I THINK IF THE ROOF FLAP IS INOPERATIONAL, THEY WILL NOT ALLOW HIM BACK ON THE RACETRACK. PHIL: LOOKS LIKE IT’S GOING TO BE OK. RICK: YOU SEE THE OFFICIAL GRAB IT. HE WAS ABLE TO PULL IT UP. NOW THEY’RE POINTING AT IT. IT COMES UP A LITTLE BIT BUT NOT ENOUGH. THEY NEED TO PRY THE SHEET METAL AWAY FROM THAT ROOF FLAP. MICHAEL: I’M AFRAID THERE MIGHT BE RIGHT FRONT EXTENSION DAMAGE. THAT THING RAN HARD ON THE RIGHT FRONT CORNER. RICK: WE’RE GETTING A REPORT THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH THE OIL PUMP. MICHAEL: WE SAW DALE EARNHARDT FLIP OVER HERE A FEW YEARS BACK AND DROVE IT BACK. RICK: ALMOST GOT INTO THE AMBULANCE. NO. LET’S SEE IF IT WILL START. MICHAEL: I’M GETTING BACK IN AND DROVE AROUND AND FINISHED UP THE RACE. RICK: RICK CRAWFORD MAKING A COMMENT TO HIS CREW, IT TURNED OVER. >>JUST STAY CALM HERE. PHIL: THE TRUCK ON PIT ROAD, LED BY TED MUSGRAVE. RICK: LOTS OF TRUCKS. MICHAEL: MORE THAN I FIGURED ON LAP , 12, HUH? RAY: THEY WERE 220 ON THE OIL AND WATER SO THEY TRIED TO PULL TAPE OFF THE FRONT AND ALSO PUT FUEL IN THIS THING. ONE ROUND AWAY FOR TED MUSGRAVE. WE SEE THE TWO TRUCK OF JIMMY SPENCER. HE’LL GET FUEL ONLY. NO TIRES THIS TIME. JIMMY WENT VERY FAR FORWARD AND HIS PIT HAD TO WAIT A BIT ON BOBBY HAMILTON. LOTS OF TRUCKS COMING DOWN PIT ROAD INCLUDING THE 75 OF DAVID STARR. MICHAEL: SPENCER GOT CRASHED, GOT HIT IN THE RIGHT FRONT CORNER. BY NUMBER 18. RICK: WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO JIMMY SPENCER. LOOKS LIKE HE AND CHASE MONTGOMERY IN THE FEDERATED AUTO PARTS DODGE GOT TOGETHER LEAVING PIT ROAD. MICHAEL: IT LOOKS LIKE BOBBY HAMILTON DIDN’T LEAVE HIS BOX. JIMMY SAYS, LET’S GO, BOBBY. JIMMY PULLED RIGHT OUT INTO THE SIDE OF HIM. MICHAEL: AND LOOK AT THE DAMAGE. IT SEEMS LIKE IT KNOCKED THE TOE OUT ON THAT TRUCK. RICK: JIMMY SPENCER MAY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF DAMAGE. WHAT A RIDE RICK CRAWFORD GOES FOR. HEY, PEANUT. HEY, MARTY. YOU REMEMBER, WHEN DAVID WRECKED
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AT SEARS. RICK: DRAMA CONTINUES FOR THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES IN SEASON NUMBER 11. JIMMY SPENCER CATCHING UP TO THE PACK AFTER HE MADE ANOTHER STOP BECAUSE OF THE DAMAGE WHEN HE CAME OUT OF PIT ROAD. MICHAEL: THIS IS A PRETTY HARD HIT, PHIL. PHIL: IT SURE WAS. BOBBY HAMILTON DID NOT PULL OUT OF HIS PIT AS QUICKLY AS JIMMY SPENCER WANTED HIM TO, SO HE’S GOING TO PULL AROUND. YOU SEE A VERY CLOSE CALL BETWEEN TED MUSGRAVE AND THE NUMBER EIGHT. YOU SEE HIM PULL OUT FROM BOBBY HAMILTON AND MAKES CONTACT WITH CHASE MONTGOMERY. MICHAEL: OK. YOU CAUGHT YOUR BREATH. TIME TO GET IN THE MIDDLE. RICK: BILL LESTER LEADING THE FIELD. LAP 15, WE HAD TWO DIFFERENT LEADERS, BILL LESTER HAS LED 13 LAPS, KERRY EARNHARDT THE FIRST LAP. PHIL: SIDE BY SIDE BATTLE BETWEEN COOK AND BODINE.>>KEEP COMING. RICK: LOOK AT NUMBER 77, THE JASPER, PULLING ON THE INSIDE, GOING FOR THE LEAD. INSIDE THE LINE, BRENDAN GAUGHAN. MICHAEL: THIS IS SO CRAZY. THEY’VE ALREADY BACKED OFF AND THEY JUST GOT STARTED. RICK: BRENDAN GAUGHAN OUT IN FRONT, LEADING THE FIRST LAP. WENDY? WENDY: KERRY COOK HAS BEEN COMPLAINING THE TRUCK NEEDS MORE GRIP IN THE TIRES. THE TRUCK IS MOVING AROUND A BIT. YOU SEE TERRY COOK LOSE SOME. MICHAEL: THERE’S ONLY 15 LAPS ON THESE. THEY HAVE TO GO ANOTHER 20, PHIL? PHIL: EVEN ALL THE GUYS THAT CAME OFF PIT ROAD DIDN’T PUT TIRES ON, MOST OF THEM FUEL ONLY AND MAYBE CHASSIS ADJUSTMENTS. RICK: ONBOARD WITH MIKE SKINNER, THE MENARD, NUMBER 88. MICHAEL: THIS THE LEAD BACK, A GOOD 15 TRUCKS THAT DECIDED TO FALL BACK FROM THIS LEAD PACK. HOW LONG DO YOU HANG WITH THE STRATEGY? I LIKE THESE GUYS. THEY’RE BEING PATIENT WITH A PLAN IN THE BEGINNING. A LOT OF TIMES THEY’LL FALL BACK A BIT AND THEN LOSE THEIR MIND SAYING OH, WE’VE GOT TO CATCH UP, CATCH UP. THEY DECIDED THIS IS THE PLAN THEY STICK WITH. HOW LONG DO THEY STICK WITH IT, PHIL? PHIL: WATCH THEM ALL RUNNING SINGLE FILE, NO SENSE OF RUNNING BESIDE THE PACK. ROICH 65 LAPS IS THE NUMBER BOBBY HAMILTON TOLD ME THE GROUP IN THE BACK WILL START TO MAKE THEIR MOVE FORWARD. THEY WANT TO LAY BACK THERE THAT LONG BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS ACTION UP FRONT GOING TWO AND THREE WIDE. THEY DON’T BELIEVE THEY’LL CONTINUE TO KIND OF RACING WITHOUT A BIG CRASH. THEY PLAN ON RUNNING THAT TRAIL END UNTIL LAP 65 OR EVEN MAYBE 70. RICK: YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT AND THEY’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. THEY KNOW THERE WILL BE MORE CAUTION FLAGS. THEY’RE NOT WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT LOSING THIS LEAD DRAFT. PHIL: THEY WANT TO STAY BACK AND RUN SINGLE FILE AND KEEP THEIR TRUCK IN ONE PIECE. MICHAEL: IT’S TWO DIFFERENT ATTITUDES. YOU HAVE THEM THREE WIDE IN THE FRONT AND GOT THEM SINGLE FILE IN THE BACK SIDE. AND FOR THIS POINT IN THE RACE, THERE’S NO REASON TO BE PUTTING YOURSELF THROUGH ALL THIS. OTHER THAN WANTING TO LEAD. PHIL: IT’S OK IF YOU’RE BRENDAN GAUGHAN OR BILL LESTER. DENNIS SETZER USE THIS STRATEGY LAST YEAR, NEVER GOT OUT OF THE TOP 10 AND HAD A FLAWLESS RACING FENNISH. BRENDAN GAUGHAN AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT IT’S WORKING BUT FOR THE GUYS IN THE MIDDLE — MICHAEL: LOOKED LIKE BRENDAN GAUGHAN ALMOST GOT A SHOT FROM REGAN SMITH. RICK: REGAN SMITH WANTS TO LEAD A LAP, TAKING AWAY THE FIRST LAP. WENDY: BRENDAN GAUGHAN REPORTING A LOOSE CONDITION, SAYING THE LEFT SIDE IS BOTTOMING OUT REAL BAD HE REPORTED TO THE CREW CHIEF, BILLY WILBURN. AND WHEN ASKED WHEN THEY PLANNED ON HITTING, HE SAID AROUND LAP 33. RICK: A LOT OF WIGGLING ON THESE TRACKS, ISN’T THERE, MICHAEL? THESE GUYS HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL. PHIL: REGAN SMITH HAD HELP FROM EARNHARDT. RAY: REGAN SMITH QUALIFIED EIGHTH. I WAS SURPRISED. THEY WERE WORRIED WHETHER THEY WERE GOING TO GET IN THE SHOW. I TALKED TO HIM BEFORE THE RACE STARTED AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT? I THOUGHT WE HAD A TOP THREE TRUCK. I’M DISAPPOINTED WITH EIGHTH. THIS IS ACTUALLY A TRUCK RON HORNADAY USED TO WIN BACK IN HOMESTEAD IN 2002. IT’S CHASSIS NUMBER 29 AND REGAN SMITH SAYS HE FEELS LIKE IT’S THE VERY BEST GOING DOWN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY AND TURN NUMBER THREE. HE SAYS IT FEELS GOOD AND THREE AND FOUR, A LITTLE TIGHT COMING OFF TURN ONE. MICHAEL: LOOK AT THAT, PHIL, LAP AFTER LAP, TURN AFTER TURN, ALL OVER EACH OTHER. SLIDING AND SLIPPING EVERY DIRECTION. HERE COMES TODD — NO,. RICK: YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT RICKY CRAVEN WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE VETERANS LAYING BACK WITH BOBBY HAMILTON AND TED MUSGRAVE AND SOME OF THOSE PEOPLE. HE’S BEEN TRYING TO MAKE HIS WAY TO THE FRONT THIS ENTIRE RACE. RIDING ONBOARD WITH TODD BODINE AS HE GETS A LOOK AT BRENDAN GAUGHAN JUST IN FRONT OF HIM. MICHAEL: A LAP AGO KERRY EARNHARDT WAS GOING FOR THE LEAD. THAT TIME BY HE’S OUT OF THE TOP 10. RICK: RICKY CRAVEN, THE BIGGEST MOVE. MICHAEL: ZIGGY GOT A LITTLE JIGGY. RICK: ZIGGY ABLE TO HOLD ON TO IT. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE. WE TALKED ABOUT THE PINBALL EFFECT FROM THE MIDDLE OF THIS PACK. MICHAEL: ZIGGY SAID I WANTED TO GET OUT OF THE MIDDLE. I DON’T CARE IF I’M ON THE INSIDE OR OUTSIDE. RICK: NUMBER NINE GOING FOR A LITTLE RIDE. MICHAEL: HERE COMES THE BACK BEHIND SHIGE RICK: THE GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET BEHIND SHIGE. SEE IF WE CAN LOOK WHY SHIGE BOUNCED AROUND. SEE DENNIS SETZER GETS ON THE INSIDE OF SHIGE. THEY GO DOWN IN THE CORNER. SHIGE GETS A LITTLE LOOSE AND DAVID REUTIMANN, LOOKS LIKE HE MAY HAVE MADE CONTACT WITH HIM. MICHAEL: REUTIMANN IS BACKING UP. HE WAS LUCKY REUTIMANN WAS THERE. I THINK HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN STARTING IN A SPIN CYCLE. RICK: LOOK AT THEM DICING AND DANCING ACROSS BACK AND FORTH ON THE BACKSTRETCH. YOU SEE DAVID REUTIMANN PULLED ON THE INSIDE, WANTS TO GET ON THE BOTTOM AS HE GOES BY DENNIS SETZER, THE 46 TRUCK. PHIL: CHAD CHAPMAN IS LEADING THE RACE IN THE NUMBER 30. MICHAEL: THAT’S A STRONG TEAM, PHIL AND DEBUTED LAST FALL. MAN, THEY WERE LEADING LAPS, TAKING RIGHT OVER WHERE HE LEFT OFF LAST YEAR. WE THOUGHT IT MADE CONTACT EARLIER, A LITTLE EARLY FOR A SCHEDULED STOP. HE DEFINITELY HAS SOMETHING AMISS. RICK: ROBERT WON THIS RACE A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND FINISHED THIRD IN THIS RACE IN 2003, FINISHED THIRD, SO HE HAS A TREMENDOUS RECORD HERE AT DAYTONA IN THE TRUCK RACE. RICK: RAY? RAY: GUY, HE SAID HE F■ELT THE RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS GOING FLAT. THEY KNEW THEY HAD DAMAGE ON THE FENDER AND SAID HE REALLY FELT LIKE IT WAS GETTING SOFT IN THE RIGHT FRONT AND DIDN’T WANT TO TAKE A CHANCE OF WRECKING IT AND DECIDED WHILE WE’RE HERE WE’LL GO WITH FOUR. DON’T KNOW WHETHER HE’LL BE ABLE TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP WITH FOUR HOURS. A HANGUP ON THE FRONT. BUT HE’LL LOSE A LAP HERE IN THE PITS. RICK: ROBERT PRESSLEY MAKES HIS WAY BACK OUT ON TO THE TRACK. THE PACK MAKING ITS WAY BACK BY ROBERT PRESSLEY. FIVE DIFFERENT LEADERS IN THIS RACE. BILL LESTER HAS LED THE MOST LAPS, CHAD CHAFFIN NOW IN FRONT OF THIS PACK. HONEY, HOW ABOUT SOME
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AND THE BUMPING AND BANGING CONTINUES, THE 46 OF DENNIS SETZER AND MIKE SKINNER GOT INVOLVED IN A LITTLE BIT OF AN INCIDENT AND THAT INCLUDED THE 12 OF ROBERT HUFFMAN. PHIL: DENNIS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RACETRACK, COMES UP AHD TRIES TO STAY OFF MIKE SKINNER AND RUNS INTO THE SIDE OF THE 12 OF ROBERT HUFFMAN. THAT’S EXACTLY HOW RICK CRAWFORD GOT TURNED OVER A FEW LAPS AGO. MICHAEL: LOOKS LIKE A TERRIBLE SITUATION THEY PUT HUFFMAN IN. HE GOT SIDEWAYS HEADING INTO THE INSIDE, LIKE WE SAW HIM IN HOMESTEAD. I BET YOU HIS HEARTBEAT A FEW BEEPS WHEN HIS TRUCK TURNED TOWARDS THE INSIDE WALL. PHIL: YOU’RE GOING 1 0 MILES AN HOUR, HOW HARD IS IT TO HOLD IT STRAIGHT? MICHAEL: VERY DIFFICULT. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DOING. YOU’VE GOT YOUR GUARD UP AND ALL YOUR DEFENSES OUT AND YOU KNOW THAT MIGHT HAPPEN, SO YOU’RE READY FOR IT. YOU HOPE IT DOESN’T HAPPEN BUT YOU’RE READY FOR IT.>>ALL AROUND, SINGLE FILE. MICHAEL: I HEARD TODD GET OUT OF THE THROTTLE IN THAT CORNER THERE. YOU SEE HIM MOVE UP THE RACETRACK. PHIL: LOOK AT THE PACK GO BY ON THE INSIDE. I’M NOT SURE IF HE MAY HAVE AT THE VERY LEAST A HANDLING PROBLEM. REY, WHAT’S GOING ON. RAY: HE SAID WE’LL HAVE TO TIGHTEN UP. HE SAID THE RIGHT REAR FENDER IS RUNNING IN. HE IS STARTING TO SMELL RUBBER. HE WANTS TO PIT IN A FEW LAPS AND PULL THE FENDER OUT. HE SAID IT GOT SO LOOSE THE LA TIME BY THEY CAME UP ON HIS REAR BUMPER HE HAD TO GET OUT OF THE PACK. RICK: IN THE TOP SPOT, TODD BODINE FALLS BACK THROUGH THE PACK. THERE’S ANOTHER CHEVY SILVERADO ON THE INSIDE, LOOKS AS THOUGH DENNIS SETZER WANTS THE TOP SPOT. WENDY? WENDY: THE 88 IS MAKING A SCHEDULED STOP, FOUR TIRES AND FUEL. THEY WERE A LITTLE TIGHT AND THEY MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT AND HE IS DOWN. . PHIL: BIG LEAD FOR DENNIS SETZER. HE DIDN’T WANT TO LEAD GETTING OFF TURN NUMBER TWO. DENNIS IS CUTTING A BIG HOLE IN THE AIR. I THINK IF HE WANTED TO HE COULD HAVE DRIVEN BY ON THE OUTSIDE. MICHAEL: THESE TRUCKS AN’T HANDLING WELL. WE’RE GETTING CLOSE TO OUR FIRST PIT STOP. THIS PIT HAS BEEN ABLE TO STAY AS RELATIVELY CALM AS THEY HAVE. WHEN I SAY CALM THEY’RE THREE WIDE AND SIDE TO SIDE BUT WE HAVEN’T SEEN A WHOLE LOT OF RUNNING INTO EACH OTHER EXCEPT THE INCIDENT OFF TURN FOUR. RICK: LOOK AT ROBERT PRESS WOOD, COMING OUT OF THE PITS WITH FOUR TIRES AND WAS AT THE FRONT WITH SIX SECONDS BY. NOW HE’S CAUGHT THE LEAD BACK. LOOK WHAT FOUR TIRES ARE DOING TO HIS TRUCK. RICK: REMEMBER, HE’S ONE LAP DOWN BECAUSE HE CAME IN TO CHANGE A TIRE UNDER A GREEN FLAG SITUATION. MICHAEL: I FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE LUCKY PASS DEAL IF I WERE HIM. AND I WOULD BE BIDING MY TIME UNTIL THE OTHER GUYS PITTED. HE’S COMING OUT ALL BY HIMSELF, I BELIEVE, WHEN ALL THESE GUYS PIT. SO THAT MIGHT HELP HIM. PHIL: I THINK HE WOULD PROBABLY JUST AS SOON HAVE A CAUTION COME OUT NOW AND GET A FREE PASS AND GO BACK TO RACING AFTER THAT. RICK: RIDING ALONG WITH OUR POLE SITTER, KERRY EARNHARDT, WHO DROPPED BACK TO 1TH POSITION. MICHAEL: LOOK AT HIM GET OFF THE GAS GOING INTO THE CORNER. THAT IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD NEVER DREAM OF TAKING A PIT. YOU HAVE GUYS COMING TO PIT ROAD. YEAH. >>WATCH THE 12. WATCH ON THE OUTSIDE. PHIL: GOOD SPOTTER TRYING TO KEEP KERRY AWARE OF WHO IS OUT THERE. TOLD HIM THE 9 WAS COMING ON THE OUTSIDE AND THE 5 . RICK: A BUNCH OF THE LEADERS ON PIT ROAD. CHAD CHAFFIN HAD BEEN LEADING AND HE IS ON PIT ROAD AS WELL AS DAVID REUTIMANN, ROBERT HUFFMAN. MICHAEL: REUTIMANN RECEIVED DAMAGE ON LAP FOUR. WENDY? WENDY: DAVID REUTIMANN IS IN FOR HIS ROUTINE STOP, FOUR TIRES AND FUEL. HE’S HAD NO COMPLAINTS SO THEY WON’T MAKE TOO MANY ADJUSTMENTS ON THE TOP. 12RKS HIS TEAMMATE, ROBERT HUFFMAN IS IN. ALSO IN, LOOKS LIKE THE 17 HAS STOPPED AND NOW THEY’RE DOWN. MICHAEL: MORE TRAFFIC COMING IN PIT ROAD AS THEY COME OFF TURN FOUR. REGAN SMITH, HORNADAY AND ROBERT PRESSLEY ALL STAY ON THE TRACK. HERE COMES SKINNER, COOK, BRENDAN GAUGHAN, CRAVEN. RICK: WENDY? WENDY: MIKE SKINNER IS IN FOR HIS TRUE TEEN STOP AS THEY’RE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE. HE WAS A LITTLE LOOSE AT THE START OF THE RACE BUT IS OK NOW AS THE CREW GOES TO WORK ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. AND NEXT TIME BY WE WILL SEE DENNIS SETZER COMING DOWN PIT ROAD OUR LEADER. RAY: 9 IS IN, THE RICKY CRAVEN IN THE FORD. HE SAID HE WAS REALLY LOOSE COMING OFF TURN NUMBER FOUR THE LAST TWO LAPS AND THEY TIGHTENED UP IT WITH AIR PRESSURE. ALL THE FUEL IS IN FOR THESE GUYS. NO PROBLEM, JUST A LITTLE HANG UP ON THE LEFT FRONT, AS CRAVEN GETS BACK TO THE RACETRACK. THIS TIME WE SHOULD SEE THE 19 AND 46 COMING DOWN PIT ROAD. THEY JUST CALLED ON THE RADIO AND SAID LET’S GET TIRES THIS TIME BY. WILL THEY PIT? PHIL: THEY SURE ARE, RAY. THERE’S KERRY EARNHARDT, WHO WAS SLOW COMING DOWN TO THE PITS. MAYBE HE RAN OUT OF FUEL. YOU SEE THE FOUR TIRES. WENDY: THE 46 OF DENNIS SETZER IS IN FOR HIS ROUTINE STOP. IT GOT HAIRY A FEW LAPS AGO. THE CREW CHIEF WAS HOLDING HIS FISTS. THEY’RE TAKING FOUR TIRES. RAY: 19 IS IN, ALSO. REGAN SMITH WHO HAS RUN UP FRONT, QUALIFIED EIGHTH AND THEN UP FRONT. WHO SAID HE WANTS ONE POUND OF AIR PRESSURE IN THE RIGHT FRONT. THEY DID THAT. OTHER THAN THAT, NO CHASSIS CHANGE. DEDIDN’T MOVE A WEDGE, JUST DOING IT WITH AIR PRESSURE. SMITH GOES BACK TO THE RACETRACK. SETZER WILL GET OFF THE PIT ROAD FIRST AND RIGHT BEHIND HIM, KERRY EARNHARDT. RICK: KERRY EARNHARDT MUST HAVE RAN OUT OF FUEL BECAUSE HIS CREW HAD TO PUSH HIM AS HE WAS TRYING TO EXIT HIS PIT STALLS. OUT IN FRONT OF THE FIELD IT’S TWO-TIME SERIES CHAMPION RON HORNADAY. LEADING THE FIELD AROUND THIS 2 1/2 MILE TRIOVAL. (MAN 1)
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THAT TRUCK AT NASHVILLE? YEAH. [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS CUT
THE FRONT END
OFF OF IT SO QUICK? [ saw buzzing ] YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP IT
REALLY SHARP. WHAT ABOUT IN KANSAS CITY,
WHEN DENNIS PUT IT IN THE FENCE? [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS
GET OUT SO QUICK? THIS LITTLE BABY,
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WHAT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE IS MAYBE BRENDAN GAUGHAN OR SOMEBODY WITH EXPERIENCE COME UP AND SAY MAYBE HUFFMAN AND I TOGETHER CAN HOLD THIS PACK OFF. DON’T JUST PASS ROBERT AS SOON AS YOU GET UP TO HIM, HIT HIM, TWIST HIM, KEEP HIM IN FRONT OF THE REST OF THE BUNCH. RICK: CHASE MONTGOMERY WANTED TO TAKE THE TOP SPOT AWAY FROM TERRY COOK BUT TERRY COOK, STILL HOLDING ON TO THAT POSITION. PHIL: TRACY HINES’ 13 CHEVROLET IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE RACETRACK. RICK: TRACY HINES WITH A VERY IMPRESSIVE QUALIFYING RUN, FIFTH. QUALIFIED FIFTH IN THIS FIELD. MICHAEL: I THINK WE’VE GOT A FEW MORE TAKERS THIS TIME ON LAYING BACK. MAYBE ALL THE ONES IN THE BACK. RICK: SHIGE GOT SIDEWAYS IN THE NINE TRUCK. RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PACK. RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM, RON HORNADAY. MICHAEL: I DON’T SEE HOW THIS IS WORKING. RICK: SHIGE MOVES UP IN THE MIDDLE, OPENING UP THE BOTTOM FOR REGAN SMITH. PHIL: HE DOESN’T WANT TO BE THERE. MICHAEL: I’M NOT SURE HE’LL BE THERE MUCH LONGER. RICK: SHIGE HATTORI AGAIN GETTING STUCK IN THE MIDDLE. PHIL: IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE THE LINE HE RUNS, MICHAEL, KIND OF LEADS HIM IN THE MIDDLE BECAUSE HE RUNS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE RACETRACK EVEN WHEN HE DIDN’T HAVE ANYBODY ON THE OUTSIDE. RON HORNADAY LOOKED TO THE INSIDE, ALMOST DROVE UP BESIDE HIM. MICHAEL: THAT’S A GREAT SHOT THERE, PHIL. WATCH ALL THIS JOCKEYING GOING ON IN THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY. THEY’RE MOVING EVERYWHERE, TRYING TO PROTECT THEIR LINE, KEEP A LEAD, GAIN A SPOT. RICK: STAY IN FRONT OF THE LEADER. ROBERT HUFFMAN WAS TRYING TO DO THAT. PHIL: GOT TRACY HINES LEADING THE PACK. MICHAEL: THAT CAMERA IS MAKING MY DIZZY. RICK: IT MIGHT HAVE FALLEN OFF WITH ALL THE BANGING GOING ON OUT ON THE TRACK. THERE’S TERRY COOK, THE LEADER, NOW HE’S MOVED HIS WAY UP IN THE SECOND POSITION ON THE RACETRACK BEHIND TRACY HINES WHO IS ON THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP. RICK: TRACY HINES WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CAUTION FLAG RIGHT NOW SO HE CAN STAY ON THE LEAD LAP. THERE’S THE 18 ON THE OUTSIDE, CHASE MONTGOMERY. HE’S BEING SHOWN NOW IN THE SECOND POSITION. HE WAS ACTUALLY ON PIT ROAD WHEN THAT CAUTION CAME OUT AND HE WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE START-FINISH LINE BEFORE THE LEAD AND THAT’S HOW HE STAYED ON THE LEAD LAP. MICHAEL: BRENDAN GAUGHAN, HELLO, I’M NERVOUS. SEE WHAT NASCAR THINKS ABOUT THAT. WOW, THREE WIDE OFF THE TURN. HISTORICALLY THAT’S BEEN TROUBLE. RICK: WE’VE RUN ALMOST 50 LAPS NOW AND THINGS HAVEN’T CALMED DOWN ONE BIT. MICHAEL: NOR DID WE EXPECT THEM TO. RICK: NOW REGAN SMITH AND RICKY CRAVEN TAKING THE CENTERLINE. WHICH HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO HOLD AROUND THIS TRIOVAL. PHIL: YOU KIND OF LIKE WHAT COOK HAS BEEN ABLE TO DO. MICHAEL: HE’S GOT THE TRUCK ON THE FRONT AND BEEN ABLE TO KEEP IT THERE FOR A WHILE. PHIL: HE’S SO GOOD AT THIS RACETRACK. HE’S NEVER BEEN OUT OF THE TOP 10 IN ALL FIVE STARTS HERE AT DAYTONA. MICHAEL: ALL RIGHT. CAN YOU TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HIT A WALL THIS FAST. PHIL: HERE IS TERRY’S RECORD. HE’S THE ONLY DRIVER. MICHAEL: OH, THERE WE GO. RICK: A PROBLEM, KERRY EARNHARDT, GOING SIDEWAYS, PROBLEMS STACKING UP BEHIND HIM. CARS RACING DOWN PIT ROAD AGAIN. CHASE MONTGOMERY INVOLVED IN THIS ONE. REGAN SMITH. SHIGE HATTORI. A PROBLEM AGAIN FOR TODD KLUEVER. BRANDON WHITT MAKES IT BY. PHIL: HERE COME THE TRUCKS LAYING BACK. HERE COMES BOBBY HAMILTON. MICHAEL: HE’S JUST NOW GETTING TO THE CRASH SCENE, PHIL. IN FIRST GEAR IDLING THROUGH. PHIL: A LOT OF TRUCKS GOING DOWN PIT ROAD. PRETTY GOOD IDEA LAYING BACK. MICHAEL: KNOWING THE HISTORY AND WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FRONT — SHIGE HAS PROBLEMS. RICK: THE POLE SITTER MAKING HIS WAY ACROSS THE INFIELD. MICHAEL: IT STARTED CAN KERRY. HE MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN HIT. HE WAS THE FIRST TRUCK I SAW OUT OF CONTROL. BUT THEY WERE JUST — THEY WERE ASKING FOR IT. PHIL: EACH AN EVERY LAP WE SAW THEM COME THREE WIDE, BOUNCING AROUND, DANCING. YOU SEE CHASE MONTGOMERY WITH A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE TO THE FEDERATED AUTO PARTS DODGE. THERE’S RON HORNADAY, HAD SUCH A GREAT RUN, A GOOD STRATEGY. LOOK AT THE DAMAGE TO THAT GOODWRENCH CHEVROLET. RICK: AND MORE DAMAGE WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE PLACE AS THE RUBBER IS TORN AWAY FROM THE TIRES. MICHAEL: THIS WAS ANOTHER TRUCK HAULING THE MAIL. REGAN SMITH, FOURTH START EVER IN THE TRUCK SERIES. LED THIS RACE. SEE IF WE CAN TAKE A LOOK WHAT CAUSED THIS, MICHAEL. PHIL: HERE THEY ARE COMING THROUGH TURN NUMBER FOUR. MICHAEL: KERRY IS ON THE BOTTOM. IT LOOKS LIKE HE GETS A LITTLE SIDEWAYS RIGHT BESIDES DAVID REUTIMANN. DIDN’T LOOK THERE WAS CONTACT. LOOKS LIKE HE GOT LOOSE ON THE INSIDE. WHEN YOU’RE ON THE INSIDE OF ANOTHER TRUCK, IT ROBS THAT TRUCK OF AIR OFF THE SPOILER. LOOKS LIKE HE JUST GOT LOOSE. TAKE ANOTHER LOOK. THEY’RE SIDE BY SIDE. IT’S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE WHEN YOU’RE DRIVING THAT CLOSE TOGETHER AND YOU’RE TRYING TO DO A THREE-WIDE TO KEEP THE THING GOING STRAIGHT. YOU SEE MATT CRAFTON, THE 88 GETS RUN INTO FROM BEHIND AND GETS TURNED AROUND. SETZER AND CHAFFIN GO DOWN PIT ROAD AT 180 MILES AN HOUR, JUST LIKE CARL EDWARDS DID LAST YEAR AND CAME BACK AND WON THE RACE. MICHAEL: ARE YOU OK? RICK: LOOKING AT IT AT REGULAR SPEED. MICHAEL: ZD LOOK LIKE ANYBODY WAS HURT, PHIL. THAT’S THE BEST PART OF IT. THEY’RE ALL ABLE TO WALK AWAY, DRIVE AWAY. PHIL: LET’S TAKE A RIDE WITH KERRY EARNHARDT. IT WON’T BE MUCH FUN. YOU SEE BRANDON WHITT’S TRUCK ON THE HOOK. HERE IS KERRY ON THE INSIDE. YOU HEARD HIM PLAYING WITH THE THROTTLE WITH HE GOT SIDEWAYS. SO HE OBVIOUSLY KNEW HIS TRUCK WAS A LITTLE LOOSE. THEN WHEN I KIND OF SUCKED UP INSIDE THE CAR OF DAVID REUTIMANN JUST PULLED HIM AROUND. LOOK AT THIS MOVE. WATCH HIM GO DOWN PIT ROAD HERE. PHIL: WOW. SEE ALL THE TRUCKS CRASHING ALL OVER ON THE RACETRACK AND DENNIS IS IDLING DOWN PIT ROAD ABOUT 140 MILES AN HOUR. RICK: BOOM. SHIGE HATTORI WAS AT THE END OF THAT ONE. 19 IN THE FRONT OF HIM. PHIL: HE MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD BRAKES, THE DAMAGE THERE. PHIL: THE FLAMES COMING OUT OF THE TRUCK OF RON HORNADAY. MICHAEL: THE SHREDDED, TORN UP TIRES CAUSING A FIRE. PRETTY GOOD FIRE, PHIL. PHIL: SURE IS. LOOKS LIKE ON THE SPENDLE AREA. RUBBER MAY BE GETTING ON THE HEADERS OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. RICK: CARS BEING TAKEN BACK TO THE GARAGE. THIS IS WHY WE’RE UNDER CAUTION NUMBER THREE. KERRY EARNHARDT IN THE ALBERTSON’S NUMBER 15 GETS SIDEYS, CHECKS UP AND MAKES HIS WAY BACK ACROSS THE TRACK IN FRONT OF RON HORNADAY AND THEN NUMEROUS TRUCKS CAUGHT UP IN THIS INCIDENT. WE’LL BE BACK WITH MORE. RICK: WE’RE BACK AT DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. MIKE HARMON BROUGHT OUT THE SECOND CAUTION BUT WAS UNSCATHED IN THE THIRD ONE THAT JUST TOOK PLACE. PHIL: TERRY COOK WAS OUR LEADER AND HE CAME IN ALONG WITH MIKE SKINNER AND TODD BODINE AND DAVID REUTIMANN, RICKY CRAVEN, KELLY SUTTON, STEVE PARK, DAVID STARR. AMONG A FEW OTHERS. RICK: TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE PREMIERE OF NASCAR IN OUR NEXT — NEXTEL CUP UPDATE. DALE JARRETT AND JIMMIE JOHNSON IN ROW NUMBER ONE. LOOK WHO IS IN ROW NUMBER TWO. PHIL: BY VIRTUE OF WINNING THE GATORADE DUEL. GREAT JOB, BY THE WAY. RICK: IN JUST TWO DAYS, NASCAR RETURNS WITH THE 37TH RUNNING OF THE GREAT AMERICAN RACE. 43 DRIVERS WITH THE HIGHEST SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD WITH THE DAYTONA 500. 10:00 A.M. PACIFIC IN HIGH DEFINITION ONLY ON FOX. OHHH!
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THIS IS SPECTRE SIX. TARGET IS WIRED. OVER. [dramatic music] TARGET IDENTIFIED. SEARCH FOR HOTEL VICTOR TANGO. EXECUTE ASSAULT TIME NOW. WENDY: DENNIS SETZER IN FOR A PIT STOP, FOUR TIRES AND FUEL ON LAP 54 FOR DENNIS SETZER. PHIL: WE’RE GETTING A REPORT, RICK, ALL THE TRUCKS WE SAW WITH DENNIS SETZER BEING ONE OF THEM THAT CAME DOWN PIT ROAD TO AVOID THAT ACCIDENT ARE GOING TO BE PENALIZED AND PUT THE BACK OF THE LEAD LAP BECAUSE NASCAR SAID THEY DID NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO SLOW DOWN ON PIT ROAD. YOU SEE BRAD KESELOWSKI. THIS HAPPENED MOMENTS AGO. YOU SEE HIM LOCK UP THE BRAKES. HE RUNS INTO THE BACK OF A TIRE CARRIER. RICK: GOT A GUY PINCHED IN THERE AS WELL HOLDING THE KEVIN CAN. — THE CATCH-CAN. MICHAEL: THESE ROOKIES CAN’T GET A GRASP OF WHAT IT’S LIKE TO GET STOPPED ON PIT ROAD. WE SAW IN THE ARCA RACE THE OTHER DAY A GUY SLIDE THROUGH HIS PITS. IT’S REALLY HARD TO IMPRESS UPON SOMEBODY WHO HASN’T BEEN HERE BEFORE HOW HARD IT IS TO GET STOPPED IN YOUR BOX. RAY? RAY: A NUMBER OF TRUCKS ON MY END DOWN PIT ROAD. WE SAW TED MUSGRAVE AND SMITH PUT FUEL ONLY IN THEIR DODGES. JACK SPRAGUE BROUGHT HIS CHEVY SILVERADO DOWN AND PUT FOUR TIRES AND THEY PILLED THING UP WITH GAS. I’M CHECKING ON THIS BUT I’M PRETTY SURE THERE’S NO WAY THEY CAN MAKE THE DISTANCE BUT NEVERTHELESS WANTED FUEL TO SEE IF THIS THING GOES FOR A LONG GREEN FLAG RUN. THEY’LL HAVE TIRES AND FUEL WHILE MANY OF THESE OTHER TRUCKS JUST PUT FUEL IN TO TRY TO MAKE A LONG RUN. RICK: PROBLEMS IN THE PITS. BRAD KESELOWSKI COMING IN TOO HOT. HEY, PEANUT. HEY, MARTY. YOU REMEMBER, WHEN DAVID WRECKED
THAT TRUCK AT NASHVILLE? YEAH. [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS CUT
THE FRONT END
OFF OF IT SO QUICK? [ saw buzzing ] YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP IT
REALLY SHARP. WHAT ABOUT IN KANSAS CITY,
WHEN DENNIS PUT IT IN THE FENCE? [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS
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AT SEARS. RICK: AT THE START-FINISH LINE, STARTING AT LAP 56. TED MUSGRAVE IN THE MOPAR CAR DODGE, NUMBER ONE. PHIL: LOOKED LIKE HE MIGHT HAVE HAD A TRANSMISSION PROBLEM. HE IS JUST NOW GETTING UP TO SPEED AND IS SEVERAL SECONDS BEHIND THE BACK OF THE FIELD. THERE’S TED RIGHT THERE. RAY? RAY: HEY, GUYS, I DON’T KNOW YET. I’M TRYING TO LISTEN TO THE RADIO TO SEE WHAT IT IS AND WILL GET RIGHT BACK TO YOU. MICHAEL: THEY’RE TRYING TO WRECK AGAIN, PHIL. PHIL: SEVERAL TRUCKS IN THE SAME BOAT, LESTER AND SUTTON ARE ONE LAP DOWN AND WE HAVE TRUCKS ON THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP LIKE BRENDAN GAUGHAN. MICHAEL: LOOKED LIKE A COUPLE OF GUYS ARGUING FOR SPACE COMING ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY. RICK: JOHNNY BENSON OUT IN FRONT NOW, KEN WEAVER BEING SHOWN AT THE END OF THE FIELD, BEING PUT DOWN A LAP. TODD BODINE SECOND, MIKE SKINNER THIRD, TERRY COOK IN FOURTH. BRENDAN, THE 77 YELLOW TRUCK ON THE OUTSIDE, WAS ABLE TO GET BY HIM AND PUT HIM A BACK A LAP DOWN. HE WOULD DESPERATELY LIKE TO GET IN FRONT OF BENSON. PHIL: THE REST OF THE TRUCKS ARE BELOW THE YELLOW LINE RACE. THEY’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. MICHAEL: NO. AND NASCAR USED TO GIVE YOU A PENALTY RIGHT QUICK. RICK: THAT’S ALMOST FOUR WIDE GOING INTO THE TURN. PHIL: THE POWER DIESEL FORD HAS BEEN STRONG THE ENTIRE RACE MAKING HIS WAY BACK UP TOWARDS THE FRONT.>>BIG OLD FILE. MICHAEL: MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE, YOU CAN’T RACE UNDER THE YELLOW LINE. THEY’RE CLEARLY DOING IT AND GETTING BY WITH IT. I SHOULDN’T SAY THEY’RE GETTING KñT INTEOBUCKRE’T RPHIL:■-CKSW RICK: WE’VE COMPLETED 58 LAPS. JOHNNY BENSON IN FRONT OF A STAR-STUDDED FIELD, TODD BODINE, SKINNER, CRAVEN, HAMILTON, DAVID STARR, DAVID REUTIMANN AND KEN WEAVER ARE YOUR TOP 10. PHIL: TODD DRIVES TO THE LEAD ON THE OUTSIDE WITH MIKE SKINNER IN THE FIVE TOYOTA PUSHING. THAT’S MIKE SKINNER WE’RE RIDING WITH RIGHT THERE.>>THE LEADER ON THAT LAP. PHIL: TODD BODINE LEADING. RICK: YOU SEE JUST HOW MUCH THEY’RE MOVING AROUND. ANOTHER TRUCK THAT HAD PROBLEMS TOUCHING THE WALL, ROBERT PRESSLEY MAKING HIS WAY UP TO THE FRONT. MICHAEL: ROBERT WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE FREE PASS AFTER HE MADE HIS UNSCHEDULED PIT STOP. LOOKS LIKE HE’S A LITTLE SLOW ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRACE TRACK. PHIL: DIDN’T LEAVE ENOUGH ROOM FOR CHAD CHAFFIN TO GET BACK UP. LOOKS LIKE HE’S UP TO SPEED NOW. RICK: MIKE SKINNER TAKING OVER THE TOP SPOT. RICKY CRAVEN MOVING TO SECOND, JOHNNY BENSON DROPS TO THIRD. DAVID REUTIMANN TO FOURTH. PHIL: THAT ACCIDENT HASN’T KEPT THEM RUNNING SIDE BY SIDE AND THREE-WIDE AT TIMES. RICK: 11 DIFFERENT LEADERS OF THIS RACE. MIKE SKINNER PUTTING HIS NAME ON THAT LIST. PHIL: BILL LESTER TURNED SIDEWAYS. REUTIMANN WAS ON HIS BACK BUMPER. REUTIMANN IS NOW IN THE SECOND POSITION. >>HELL, I THINK WE’RE GOING TO LOSE THE LEAD. RICK: GO DOWN TO WENDY. WENDY: MIKE SKINNER, ONE OF THOSE TRUCKS THAT DECIDED TO COME IN AT LAP 52 AND THEY CAME IN FOR FOUR TIRES AND FUEL. MIKE WAS SO HAPPY THERE WAS NO ADJUSTMENTS MADE BY THE CREW CHIEF JEFF HENSLEY. MICHAEL: THREE WIDE IN TURN TWO. BOBBY HAMILTON HAS SEEN ALL HE WANTS TO. HE’S LEADING THE BACKPACK COMING OFF TURN TWO. HE IS COMFORTABLE BACK WHERE HE IS. I THINK HE WENT DOWN IN THE TRENCHES TO SEE WHAT IT WAS LIKE AND SAID, I’M GOING TO RETREAT. HE’S THINKING HE HAS ENOUGH TIME TO GET UP THERE WHEN THE TIME COMES. PHIL: GETTING A LITTLE TOO CRAZY. HE HAD A STRATEGY. RICK: SIDE BY SIDE AS THEY GO ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. MICHAEL: BRENDAN GAUGHAN TRYING TO GET THE LEAD BACK. PHIL: BRENDAN TRYING TO GET ON THE TAIL END OF THE LEAD LAP. HE WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT AND IF A CAUTION FLAG CAME OUT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO DRIVE AROUND THE RACETRACK WITHOUT GETTING A FREE PASS. RICK: BRENDAN GAUGHAN HAS HELP FROM DAVID REUTIMANN JUST BEHIND HIM AS THEY GO DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH, TWO LINES FORMING SO FAR. PHIL: REUTIMANN IS PUSHING TOWARDS THE FRONT. MICHAEL: FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT. PHIL: THERE’S A LOT OF STEERING GOING ONBOARD. BRENDAN GAUGHAN IS USING THAT STEERING WHEEL. MICHAEL: INTO THE WALL. RICK: LIKE WITH — ALONG WITH MIKE SKINNER AS WELL. MICHAEL: MOST EVERYONE MADE THAT. DID BRENDAN HAVE A FLAG, YOU THINK? PHIL: I’M NOT SURE. I SAW HIM DOING A LOT OF STEERING WITH THAT TRUCK. MICHAEL: IT’S A POSSIBILITY HE GOT TOGETHER WITH ANOTHER TRUCK AND MAYBE HAD A FLAT. BOBBY HAMILTON SAYS, OK, CHECK THAT ONE OFF. ANOTHER GOOD DECISION. PHIL: HE WAS A CHAMPION LAST YEAR, MICHAEL. HE MADE A LOT OF GOOD DECISIONS. MICHAEL: REMEMBER, ALSO, PHIL — >>I KNOW YOU DID A SLIDER. GOOD MOVE. LET’S GET SOME TIRES ON. PIT ROAD’S CLOSED. MICHAEL: HE DIDN’T PRACTICE, ANY. HE HAS EXTRA TIRES LIKE DARLINGTON LAST YEAR. PHIL: THE TRUCKS WERE GIVEN FIVE FULL SETS OF TIRES FOR THIS ENTIRE RACE WEEK. HE ONLY RAN TWO LAPS OF PRACTICE AND TWO LAPS QUALIFYING SO YOU KNOW HE HAS THE FULL COMPLEMENT OF FIVE SETS OF TIRES. RICK: TOUGH NIGHT FOR MIKE SKINNER, BRINGING HIS TOYOTA TUNDRA TO PIT ROAD AS WELL AS BRENDAN GAUGHAN. PHIL: LOOKS LIKE THE RIGHT REAR TIRE IS UP. LOOKED LIKE HE WAS REALLY LOOSE COMING OFF TURN TWO.>>YOU CAN’T SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING THERE ON THE HEADER. PHIL: LET’S LOOK WHAT JUST TOOK PLACE TO BRING OUT OUR CAUTION OF THE NIGHT. I SAW HIM DOING A LOT OF STEERING. LOOKS LIKE HE GOT LOOSE THERE, MICHAEL. MICHAEL: HE MIGHT HAVE HAD A FLAT, PHIL. YOU NEVER KNOW. REUTIMANN SLIPPED THROUGH THERE. MIKE SKINNER, HE ALMOST WAS CLEARED. LOOK HOW CLOSE THEY GET TOGETHER SIDE BY SIDE. WATCH BRENDAN, HE’LL START GETTING LOOSE WITH A LITTLE CONTACT AND LOOSE IN THE BACK END AND RUNS UP. JUST OFF MIKE SKINNER. LOOKS LIKE A WHOLE LOT LIKE THE KERRY EARNHARDT CRASH, DOESN’T IT? PHIL: IT SURE DOES. MICHAEL: THEY GET SIDE BY SIDE AND HE CAN’T HOLD HIS TRUCK. RICK: WENDY? WENDY: DAVID REUTIMANN IS ON PIT ROAD. THEY DECIDED TO COME IN EVEN THOUGH THEY PIT WITH 11 LAPS TO GO. THEY’RE WORKING ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. NO ADJUSTMENTS FOR DAVID REUTIMANN’S TRUCK. TO RAY? RAY: BODINE’S CAR WILL PUT TIRES ON THE 66 TOYOTA. THEY DID PUT A LITTLE TAPE ON THE FRONT END AND SAID HE WAS RUNNING 180 DEGREES ON HIS WATER TEMPERATURE. SO A LITTLE MORE TAPE WILL GIVE HIM MORE DOWNPOUR ON THE FRONT. BODINE WILL RUN OUT IN THIRD AND THEN REUTIMANN AND CRAVEN. MICHAEL: A LOT OF GUYS ARE TRYING TO STAY OUT THERE, PHIL. RIGHT NOW WE’RE BEING SHOWN AS COMPLETING 64 LAPS. LEAVING 36 LAPS. MOST OF THESE TRUCKS ARE REALLY, REALLY CLOSE TO MAKING IT AT 36 LAPS. I THINK YOU MAY SEE SOME OF THESE TRUCKS COME IN WITH ONE LAP TO GO WHEN WE GET READY TO RESTART AND TOP OFF WITH FUEL AND THEY’LL BE GOOD TO GO TO THE END. RICK: LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK RIDING ALONG WITH MIKE SKINNER WHO WAS INVOLVED IN THIS ONE. MICHAEL: LOOK AT BRENDAN THERE WITH THE WHEEL. HE JUST GOT LOOSE, MAN. YEAH. PHIL: BARELY CLIPPED MIKE SKINNER. MICHAEL: YEAH. PHIL: SOMETIMES THIS RACING IS A GAME OF INCHES. UNFORTUNATELY, MIKE CAME CLOSE. MICHAEL: IT’S NOT OVER YET. PHIL: GOOD HEAD’S UP DRIVING BY TERRY COOK. RICK: WENDY? WENDY: TERRY COOK ACTUALLY MEANT TO PIT ON THIS CAUTION. HIS SPOTTER, DAN KLEIG, DID NOT SEE THE CAUTION LIGHT AT THE END OF PIT ROAD. MISCOMMUNICATION ON TERRY COOK AND THE 10 TRUCK. THEY PITTED ON LAP 52 AND HAD FUEL, BUT OF COURSE IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT UNTIL THE END. SO THEY PLANNED ON PITTING. YOU COULD SEE HIM DUCK IN WITH ONE LAP TO GO. RICK: FOURTH CAUTION COMES OUT. BRENDAN GAUGHAN, MIKE SKINNER, BILL LESTER, AND KEN WEAVER INVOLVED IN THIS ONE. WISH I COULD GO
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ACCELERATOR, TO SURF UP TO FIVE TIMES FASTER. NETZERO CHARGES $14.95. THAT’S OVER 50% MORE. GET NETSCAPE FOR $9.95. AND IF YOU SIGN UP NOW, GET A ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL. PHIL: GREEN, GREEN, GREEN THE SPOTTERS ARE TELLING THE TRUCK DRIVERS AS THEY GO ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. RICK: AND WE’RE BACK TO RACING IN THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250”. PHIL: TERRY COOK JUMPS OFF TO THE LEAD WITH SPENCER IN THE 48 SILVERADO BEHIND HIM. ROBERT HUFFMAN IN THE RED-HOODED TRUCK ON THE OUTSIDE.>>WATCH YOUR MIRROR RIGHT HERE. PHIL: WATCH DENNIS GO TO THE OUTSIDE.>>OUTSIDE, OUTSIDE. MICHAEL: REUTIMANN SHOOTING AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF TERRY COOK. >>YOU GOT HELP DOWN THERE. RICK: RICKY CRAVEN NOT SURE WHETHER HE WANTS TO STAY ON THE BOTTOM OR MOVE UP. HE ELECTS TO STAY DOWN LOW AND STAY IN LINE. MICHAEL: WOW, REUTIMANN WILL LOSE SEVERAL SPOTS. MIGHT BE CALLING IT EARLY, BUT COOK IS ON THE OUTSIDE OF SETZER, PICKING UP THE DRAFT REUTIMANN IS NOW IN. PHIL: HE NEEDS TO TRY THOSE MOVES, MICHAEL TO KNOW WHAT WORKS F. — WORKS. IF HE DOESN’T TRY THEM AND WAIT UNTIL THE LAST LAP, HE DOESN’T KNOW. HE HAS TO PICK THE RIGHT ONE AT THE RIGHT TIME. RICK: THIS LOOKS A LITTLE CALMER THAN WHAT WE’VE SEEN IN THE PAST. WENDY HAS CAUGHT UP WITH MIKE SKINNER. WENDY: HE’S WATCHING HIS TEAM GO TO WORK. WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOU AND BRENDAN GAUGHAN?>>I DON’T KNOW. I GUESS BRENDAN GOT LOOSE UNDER US AND GOT INTO US. IT’S UNFORTUNATE. OUR TUNDRA WAS PRETTY GOOD RIGHT THERE. IT’S A SHAME. WENDY: ANOTHER DISAPPOINTING DAY IN DAYTONA FOR MIKE SKINNER. REMEMBER, HE FINISHED IN THE BACK LAST YEAR WITH AN ON-TRACK INCIDENT AS WELL. RICK: DENNIS SETZER OUT IN FRONT OF THIS ONE NOW. MICHAEL: PHIL, THIS IS A MUCH MORE MANAGEABLE SIZED PACK. I’M NOT GOING TO SAY THEY CAN’T STILL CRASH, THOUGH. THEY’LL GET CRAZY OVER THE NEXT 30 LAPS IN ORDER TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN THIS RACE. PHIL: TERRY COOK ONBOARD WITH HIM. HE IS CURRENTLY THIRD, PASSING DENNIS SETZER WITH TODD BODINE IN THE SECOND POSITION. CHAD CHAFFIN TRIES TO MOVE TERRY COOK UP THE HILL. HERE COMES JIMMY SPENCER ON THE OUTSIDE IN THE NUMBER TWO TRUCK. RICK: STEVE PARK AT THE BACK IN 20TH. DENNIS SETZER LEADING THIS FIELD AROUND. PHIL: THE CAUTION WAS A BIG BREAK FOR TED MUSGRAVE. REMEMBER, HE WAS SLOW TO GET UP TO SPEED ON THE PREVIOUS RESTART. THE CAUTION ALLOWED HIM TO CATCH UP. RIGHT NOW HE’S IN THAT LEAD PACK, CURRENTLY BEING SHOWN IN THE 11TH POSITION. MICHAEL: GOT A TRUCK ABOUT TO POP ON TURN TWO. THAT LOOKS LIKE MUSGRAVE. RICK: RAY? RAY: THE REASON MUSGRAVE WASN’T UP WITH THE PACK THE LAST TIME, NASCAR TOLD HIM HE DID NOT STOP FOR THE PADDLE AT THE END OF PIT ROAD. NO ONE COULD FIGURE THAT OUT. NOW MUSGRAVE SLOWS DOWN ON THE BACKSTRETCH. I DON’T KNOW. WE’LL GET ON THE RADIO AND SEE WHAT’S WRONG. MICHAEL: I SAW A LITTLE SMOKE. MAYBE HE HAS A FLAT■ TIRE AND REALIZED THAT. PHIL: THERE IT IS, RIGHT FRONT TIRE. LOOKS LIKE HE MAY HAVE DAMAGE ON THE RIGHT FRONT. THERE WAS PROBABLY CONTACT, MICHAEL, WITH SOMEBODY. >>BE CAREFUL. HE’S TOO FAST. PHIL: THAT’S HIS SPOTTER SAYING WE CAN COME BACK FROM THIS. BUT HE’S GOT TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL GETTING TO PIT ROAD. HE KNOWS HE’S GOING TO LOSE A LAP, SO HE DOESN’T WANT TO TEAR UP ANY MORE OF THE SHEET METAL HE HAS TO TO GET TO PIT ROAD. RICK: VERY DISCOURAGING, THIS IS THE 100TH START FOR TED MUSGRAVE. HE’S HAD PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST RACE OF THE SEASON. AND AGAIN, NOW WITH A FLAT TIRE HE COMES DOWN PIT ROAD. PHIL: TED HAS RACED FOUR TIMES. PREVIOUSLY, HE HAD A SECOND-PLACE FINISH BUT THE OTHER FINISHES WERE ALL IN THE 20’S. MICHAEL: HE’S NOW ON PIT ROAD GETTING READY TO GO A LAP DOWN. >>FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO — RICK: RAY? RAY: THESE GUYS KNOW THEY’LL LOSE A LAP HERE AND DECIDED TO DO RIGHT-SIDE TIRES ONLY, NOT SURE NOW IF THEY SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE FOUR BECAUSE IT WON’T MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE. BUT MUSGRAVE WILL GET BEHIND THE PACK BEING ONE DOWN, RIGHT-SIDE TIRES FOR THE MOPAR CAR DODGE. PHIL: TED MUSGRAVE KNOWS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL AND NEVER FINISHED OUT OF THE TOP THREE POINTS. HE HAS THREE FINISHES OF 22ND OR WORSE. THE PROBLEM FOR HIM NOW IS HE’S GOING TO BE A LAP DOWN YET. BUT HE WILL NOT GET THE FREE PASS MORE THAN LIKELY IF THE CAUTION WOULD COME OUT. ROBERT HUFFMAN IS FOURTH IN LINE AND WILL BE THE TRUCK WITH THE FREE PASS IF THE CAUTION COMES OUT RIGHT AWAY. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER TRUCKS ONE LAP DOWN THAT ALSO WILL BE BEHIND TED MUSGRAVE. HE NEEDS TWO CAUTION FLAGS TO GET BACK ON THE LEAD LAP. RICK: PHIL, YOU AND MICHAEL MENTIONED YOU THOUGHT YOU’D SEEN A FEW TRUCKS MAKING MOVES DOWN ON THE LOW SIDE OF THE TRACK EVEN GOING UNDERNEATH THE YELLOW LINE. WELL, THE TWO ARE GETTING A BLACK FLAG. JIMMY SPENCER IS BEING SHOWN THE BLACK FLAG FOR RACING BELOW THE YELLOW LINE. PHIL: THAT WILL BE A HORRIBLE BREAK FOR JIMMY SPENCER. HE MIGHT NOT LOSE A TRACK BUT A LOT OF TRACK POSITION. WENDY? WENDY: JIMMY SPENCER TOLD ME BEFORE THE RACE HE WAS STARTING IN THE BACK BECAUSE OF THAT ENGINE CHANGE. HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO WAIT FOR ALL THOSE ACCIDENTS TO HAPPENED HE WOULD BE OUT FRONT AT THE END OF THE RACE. NOW, THEY DID GET THAT PENALTY FOR SPEEDING DOWN PIT ROAD TO AVOID THE WRECK. SO THEY CAME IN AT LAP 64 AND TOPPED OFF WITH FUEL. THEY’RE GOING TO TRY AND MAKE IT THE REST OF THE WAY. LET’S CHECK IN WITH RAY. RAY: WENDY, RED-DOG IS ARGUING ABOUT THE NASCAR OFFICIALS ABOUT WHAT JIMMY DID. THEY ARE SAYING HE DIDN’T ADVANCE HIS POSITION BUT THIS TIME IT WILL BE A PASS-THROUGH PENALTY, GOING DOWN PIT ROAD AT SPEED, HERE GOES SPENCER IN HIS SNAP-ON TOOLS DODGE. THE MOPAR TEAM ALSO HAS BEEN PENALIZED. TED MUSGRAVE, THEY SAID HE PASSED THROUGH THE PADDLE WHICH I CAN’T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE MUSGRAVE, THE 16 AND TWO WERE LEADING PIT ROAD TOGETHER. BUT ANYWAY, NOW JIMMY SPENCER GETS A YELLOW LINE VIOLATION. HE DOES THE PASS-THROUGH. SO BOTH THE ONE AND TWO WITH TROUBLE HERE TONIGHT. RICK: SEE IF WE CAN SEE WHAT GOT SPENCER HIS PENALTY? PHIL: JIMMY IS BELOW THE YELLOW LINE WITHOUT A DOUBT. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER HE PASSES THAT FOUR TRUCK RIGHT THERE. AND HE DEFINITELY IMPROVES HIS POSITION. HE DOES GO BEYOND THE YELLOW LINE. NO ARGUMENT, I DON’T THINK, MICHAEL? MICHAEL: AND I DON’T THINK THIS IS TAKING HIS SHOT OUT OF THE RACE NECESSARILY. IF WE GET A CAUTION FLAG, HE’LL REMAIN ON THE LEAD LAP. HE COULD STILL WIN THIS RACE, MAYBE COME BACK FROM THAT. PHIL: BUT NASCAR HAS MADE IT CLEAR, YOU GO UNDER THE YELLOW LINE AND YOU LET OFF THE GAS AND SLOW DOWN AND DON’T IMPROVE YOUR POSITION THEY WON’T BLACK FLAG YOU. MICHAEL: THAT’S A TOUGH CALL FOR THEM TO MAKE. AND AS A DRIVER, YOU JUST HOPE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU HOPE THEY’RE CONSISTENT AND THEY’LL BLACK FLAG PEOPLE FOR GOING UNDER THE YELLOW LINE IF YOU DECIDE YOU’RE NOT GOING UNDER THE YELLOW LINE, TAKE THAT AREA AWAY FROM EVERYBODY, NOT JUST THE COMPETITORS THAT ARE HEATED. PHIL: TODD BODINE DRIVES ON THE OUTSIDE OF DENNIS SETZER. LOOK AT ROBERT PRESSLEY. WE SAW HIM HAVE TROUBLE EARLY ON IN THIS RACE AND HERE HE IS IN THE SECOND POSITION. RIGHT ON TOP OF BODINE’S BUMPER. MICHAEL: HE ALREADY HIT THAT WALL ONCE. IT DOESN’T HURT ANYTHING. PHIL: LOOKED LIKE HE WANTED TO LOOK TO THE OUTSIDE OF TODD. LOOKS LIKE HE MAY HAVE GOTTEN IN THE BACK OF HIM. RICKY GRAVEN, THE NUMBER 99, BEHIND ROBERT BLESSLY. RICK: TODD BODINE TAKING OVER THE TOP SPOT. ROBERT PRESSLEY ON HIS OUTSIDE HOLDING ON TO SECOND. RICKY CRAVEN, DENNIS SETZER AND TERRY COOK ROUNDING OUT THE TOP FIVE. – OOOOOH!
– YEAH, MR. SPOOKY. – THAT GUY IS A JOKE.
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IN FEBRUARY BONUS CASH. NOW AT YOUR DODGE DEALER. ■ RICK: CAUTION HAS COME OUT FOR THE FIFTH TIME AT DAYTONA. DEBRIS ON THE BACKSTRETCH. SO WE’RE EXPECTING TO SEE TRUCKS COMING DOWN, POSSIBLY FOR THEIR FINAL PIT STOP OF THE NIGHT. WE’LL HAVE A SPRINT TO THE FINISH. 20 LAPS OF RACING TO GO. PHIL: THAT’S MY ARTWORK. WHAT DO YOU CALL IT? MICHAEL: TELESTRATOR. PIT ROAD IS CLOSED NOW. STEVE PARK WILL HAVE TO START ON THE TAIL END. AND HE WAS RUNNING AT THE BACK OF THE LEAD DRAFT AFTER THE DAMAGE IN THIS LATEST CRASH. SO JIMMY SPENCER WAS ABLE TO CIRCLE BACK AROUND, JOIN THE FIELD, CAN STILL WIN THE RACE. STILL ON THE LEAD LAP. PHIL: ROBERT HUFFMAN WILL GET THE FREE PASS AND BE IN THE LEAD LAP AND IN CONTENTION. MICHAEL: ROBERT HUFFMAN, THEY NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE RULES. IF YOU MAKE A RULE VIOLATION WHILE GETTING YOUR FREE PASS, YOU DON’T GET IT. SO NASCAR LETS YOU GO AROUND AHEAD WITH A LAP DOWN, FORGET THE FIRST TIME BY. PHIL: PIT ROAD WILL BE OPEN THIS TIME. THE GREEN LIGHT IS ALREADY BEING DISPLAYED. TED MUSGRAVE IS STILL ONE LAP DOWN AND WILL NEED ANOTHER CAUTION FLAG TO GET BACK IN CONTENTION FOR THE WIN. RICK: THE SUPER CHIP FORD, 99, LOOKS LIKE HE’LL COME DOWN PIT ROAD. THAT TRUCK IS FAMILIAR WITH LEADING IN THE TRUCK SERIES. HE LED 28 LAPS — OR THAT TRUCK LED 28 LAPS HERE A YEAR AGO WITH CHARLES EDWARDS BEHIND THE WHEEL. MICHAEL: IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO HAS TIRES LEFT. WHO HAS TIRES, ALL OF THEM? WENDY: TERRY COOK DEFINITELY HAS THE PICK, THE LAST TIME HE WAS IN WAS LAP 352, HE COULD NOT MAKE IT IN. TERRY COOK COMES TO A STOP AND WILL TAKE FOUR TIRES. THE CREW CHIEF SAID AS LONG AS WE GET FOUR TIRES WE CAN WIN THE RACE, BOYS, BECAUSE WE’LL HAVE FRESHER TIRES THAN ANYONE ELSE. THEY WENT DOWN ON A MAJOR AIR ADJUSTMENT. RAY? RAY: THEY WANT TO LOOSEN UP THE 99 A BIT SO THEY’LL PUT ONE POUND OF AIR IN THE REAR. MURPHY DOES THE FRONT TIRES. CHRIS ELLIS IS THE JACK MAN. THEY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A HANGUP BUT CRAVEN WILL GET AWAY. NO TIME LOST. WE SEE TERRY COOK WHO WILL BE BEHIND THE NUMBER 99. IF YOU GUYS DID STAY OUT THERE, RICKY SAID HE THINKS IT IS WORTH IT BUT WITH THIS MANY LAPS REMAINING TIRES WILL BE WORTH IT. RICK: BOBBY HAMILTON IN THE 04. MICHAEL: ON THE BACK OF THAT TRUCK, THOSE ARE DIFFERENT TIRES. PHIL: THERE’S NOTHING A DRIVER LIKES BETTER THAN HEARING THE PAPER FLY. MICHAEL: NOT MANY HAVE STICKER TIRES. THEY PULLED THE BELTS DOWN, HE WANTS UP THE MIDDLE OF THIS MESS. PHIL: I WONDERED AT THE TIME THAT WAS A SMART MOVE, NOT PRACTICING. BECAUSE THE RACETRACK IS ALWAYS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, THERE IS SO MUCH OIL ON THE RACETRACK. BOBBY ELECTED NOT TO DO ANY PRACTICE. HE SAID HE DID SO MUCH PRACTICING AT TALLADEGA OVER THE WINTER AND AT DAYTONA HE KNEW WHAT HE HAD AND FELT LIKE HE DIDN’T NEED TO DO IT. RICK: RAFTSMAN IS ALWAYS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY. WE WANT TO SPOTLIGHT ANOTHER PIECE OF EQUIPMENT MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL OF US IN THE CRAFTSMAN TOOL TRUCK. RAY? RAY: CRAFTSMAN HAS THESE RATCHETED BOXED IN WRENCHES. IF YOU’RE DOING WORK WITH THIS, THESE THINGS MOVE ON THE INSIDE AS A RATCHET. WE SHOWED YOU THESE TOOLS BEFORE. I HAVE THREE SETS OF THESE BACK AT HOME. HERE IS WHAT’S REALLY GREAT. THEY DECIDED TO ADD AN EXTRA SOCKET TO GO INSIDE THE RATCHETING PART. WATCH THIS. THIS THING GOES IN THERE, SNAPS IN, AND IT’S A SOCKET INTO YOUR RATCHET. WHY IS THIS BETTER THAN A REGULAR SET OF RATCHETS? CHECK THIS OUT. IF YOU HAVE A REGULAR RATCHET, THIS AREA HERE STICKS DOWN A LONG WAYS. LOOK HOW MUCH LESS ROOM THIS ONE TAKES UP. SO YOU GET A LOT MORE CLEARANCE WITH THE SMALLER SET OF RATCHETS. BUT THIS THING STILL WORKS GREAT AND YOU CAN TURN IT AROUND JUST LIKE YOU WOULD ANY TIME. IT’S A RATCHET SET AND GIVES YOU A LOT BETTER CLEARANCE. RICK: WE’D LIKE TO WELCOME OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM SERVING AROUND THE WORLD AND WATCHING TONIGHT’S RACE ON AFN, THE AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO. WE HOPE YOU’RE ENJOYING TONIGHT’S TELECAST WHEREVER YOU’RE STAONED. REMEMBER, AMERICA STANDS BEHIND YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. PHIL: THE PACE TRUCK BRINGING THE FIELD TO THE START-FINISH LINE. AND A SMOKER COMING OUT OF TURN FOUR. IS THAT STEVE PARK? RICK: PROBLEMS CONTINUING FOR THE DODGE OF STEVE PARK. PHIL: THERE WAS DEFINITELY SMOKE COMING OFF OF TURN FOUR. YOU SEE A LOT OF DAMAGE TO THE FRONT OF THAT TRUCK WHEN HE GOT WHEN BRENDAN GAUGHAN, HIS TEAMMATE, CAUSED THAT ACCIDENT COMING OFF TURN NUMBER FOUR. LOOKS LIKE HE’LL MAKE THE HARD LEFT TURN INTO THE GARAGE AREA. MICHAEL: CHANCES ARE IT MIGHT HAVE OVERHEATED AND GOT DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. YOU SAW A LOT OF TAPE ON THE FRONT. THIS IS A GUY WE HAVEN’T EVEN SAID A WORRIED ABOUT ALL NIGHT. HAD BEEN QUIET AND WORKED HIS WAY INTO CONTENTION. WE NOW HAVE 17 LAPS TO GO.>>GO, GO, GO. PHIL: YOU HEAR HIS SPOTTER CALLING OFF THE RESTART. DAVID HAS THREE FINISHES 34TH OR WORSE. HE WOULD LOVE TO GET OUT OF HERE WITH A TOP 10 FINISH. RICK: AND SO AS WE STAY UNDER CAUTION, WE’LL BREAK AWAY FOR A FEW MESSAGES AND BE RIGHT BACK. HEY, PEANUT. HEY, MARTY. YOU REMEMBER, WHEN DAVID WRECKED
THAT TRUCK AT NASHVILLE? YEAH. [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS CUT
THE FRONT END
OFF OF IT SO QUICK? [ saw buzzing ] YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP IT
REALLY SHARP. WHAT ABOUT IN KANSAS CITY,
WHEN DENNIS PUT IT IN THE FENCE? [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS
GET OUT SO QUICK? THIS LITTLE BABY,
RIGHT HERE. CRAFTSMAN.
THE OFFICIAL TOOLS OF NASCAR.
AT SEARS. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY SPEED TV] RICK: WE’RE BACK UNDERWAY AT THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250.” OUT IN FRONT, ROBERT PRESSLEY, HAS WON THIS RACE BEFORE. HE’S FAMILIAR WITH THE TOP SPOT. PHIL: TRYING TO BECOME THE ONLY REPEAT WINNER HERE AT DAYTONA. HE’S GOT A WHOLE BUNCH OF GUYS BEHIND HIM. AND HE HAS THREE TOYOTAS LINEDED UP AGAINST HIM, TODD BODINE, CHAD CHAFFIN AND DAVID REUTIMANN. RICK: A ROUGH RIDE FOR TODD BODINE. RAY? RAY: GUYS, REALIZE THE 30 THAT’S RIGHT THERE WITH THE 66 IS THE TRUCK THAT TODD DROVE LAST YEAR. SO HE SAID, CHAD, HELP ME OUT, WILL YOU? THEY SAID ABSOLUTELY. WE HAVE A GROUP OF TOYOTAS HERE. THEY PLAN ON RUNNING TOGETHER ANOTHER 10 OR 12 LAPS AND THEN SHOOT TO THE FRONT AND TRY TO KEEP THOSE THREE IN LINE, 66, 30, AND 17, IF THEY STICK TOGETHER THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN SHOOT TO THE FRONT AND THEN THEY SAID AT LAP THREE TO GO, IT’S ANY MAN’S GAME. PHIL: LOOK JUST BEHIND DAVID REUTIMANN. RICK: TRACY HINES QUALIFIED FAIRLY WELL. QUALIFIED IN FIFTH POSITION AND CURRENTLY HOLDS ON TO THAT SPOT. PHIL: JUST GOT PASSED BY RICKY CRAVEN FOR THE FIFTH POSITION. THERE GOES TERRY COOK. WE’RE GETTING REPORTS RICKY CRAVEN AND TERRY COOK ARE TALKING ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER. THEY’D RATHER WORK THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK BUT TWO FORDS ARE GOING TO TRY TO WORK TOGETHER. RICK: RIDING ALONG WITH TERRY COOK, JUST IN FRONT OF HIM, RICKY CRAVEN. MICHAEL: AND BOBBY HAMILTON HAD LINED UP ON THE OUTSIDE AND HE IS MAKING HIS PRESENCE IN THE FRONT KNOWN. PHIL: INSIDE OF 15 LAPS TO GO, MICHAEL. NO LAYING BACK. GOT TO PUT ALL THE CARDS ON THE TABLE. RICK: ROBERT PRESSLEY’S TWO FINISHES IN THIS RACE, A FIRST AND A THIRD. HE HAS A GREAT RECORD AT THIS TRACK. MICHAEL: LOOK AT CRAVEN. HE GOT ON THE GAS. THE LAST TWO LAPS HE’S DRIVEN ALL THE WAY UP — IT WILL BE THIRD WHEN HE EXITS TURN FOUR. THERE HE IS ON THE INSIDE OF ROBERT PRESSLEY. PHIL: HE HAS A LOT OF EXPERIENCE AT DAYTONA. HE FINISHED THIRD IN THE DAYTONA 500 BACK A FEW YEARS AGO. MICHAEL: HERE HE COMES TO THE OUTSIDE NOW. HE PASSES THE INSIDE, NOW GOES TO THE OUTSIDE.>>THEY’RE GOING TO RUN AT YOU NOW. LOOK BEHIND YOU. PHIL: TERRY COOK IS COMING WITH HIM. THE TWO AND FOUR WILL STAY TOGETHER. MICHAEL: PROBABLY REGRET THAT MOVE. THE INSIDE LINE IS WHERE YOU NEED TO BE, PHIL. HE GOT ON THE OUTSIDE AND THEN DROVE UP BEHIND THE OTHER TOYOTA. NOW THOSE GUYS ARE TRYING TO GET THE THREE TOYOTAS LINED UP AND GO. PHIL: THEY HAVE A BUNCH OF HELP ON THE OUTSIDE. YOU HAVE TWO-WIDE RACING BACK ABOUT 10 ROWS. RICK: ROBERT PRESSLEY TRIED THE OUTSIDE LINE. HE’S DROPPED ALL THE WAY BACK, BEING SHOWN IN SEVENTH POSITION. PHIL: FOUR TOYOTAS NOW ON THE BOTTOM, THE 23 TOYOTA AND JOHNNY BENSON JOINS THAT PACK. MICHAEL: PRETTY IMPRESSIVE. PHIL: REUTIMANN’S TRUCK LOOKS LOOSE TO ME. MICHAEL: LOOKED LIKE HE WENT SIDEWAYS. PHIL: SAW HIM GO OFF TURN FOUR AND LOOKED LIKE HE GOT SIDEWAYS. RICK: WAY HIGH ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRACK. PHIL: JUST DROVE AROUND TERRY COOK. JIMMY SPENCER, THE TWO TRUCK YOU MENTIONED. HE’S STILL IN CONTENTION. EVEN WITH THAT PENALTY FOR DRIVING AND PASSING BELOW THE YELLOW LINE. MICHAEL: YOU’VE GOT TO FIGURE THAT BOBBY — OH, WOW, HE SQUEEZES TO THE OUTSIDE OF CRAVEN. WHOA! PHIL: TRACY HINES TRYING TO KEEP IT OFF THE TRACK. HE’S ABLE TO KEEP IT OFF THE TRACK AND PUTS IT INTO THE INFIELD. MICHAEL: NO CAUTION. PHIL: THE GREEN FLAG STAYS OUT. SO THEY CONTINUE TO RACE AS THEY COME ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. MICHAEL: WHERE DID TRACY GO? RICK: INSIDE OF 10 LAPS REMAINING IN THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250”. TODD BODINE, OUT IN FRONT OF CHAD CHAFFIN. DAVID REUTIMANN, JOHNNY BENSON AND DENNIS SETZER. PHIL: PROBABLY KEEP US IN THE GREEN. IF I WAS HIM, I THINK I WOULD HAVE STAYED THERE UNTIL WE GOT CAUTION FLAGS TO GET IN THE PIT AND GIVE HIM FOUR TIRES. BUT THEY’RE GOING TO STAY UNDER GREEN. RICK: TODD BODINE MAKING A HARD MOVE OUT FRONT. IS HE BLOCKING ALREADY? MICHAEL: EVERYBODY IS BLOCKING ALREADY. THAT’S THIS KIND OF RACING. THERE’S NO WAY YOU CAN AVOID DOING SOME BLOCKING HERE. PHIL: AND THE WAY THESE TRUCKS ARE, THE HOLE THEY PUNCH IN THE AIR, YOU’VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO BLOCK THESE TRUCKS TO TRY TO KEEP IS SEMBLANCE OF REALITY HERE. RICK: CAUTION WILL COME OUT NOW. MICHAEL: TRACY HINES. RICK: TRYING TO GET DOWN PIT ROAD, WAS NOT ABLE TO DO IT. PHIL: GOT A FLAT LEFT REAR OR WHAT? AND HE DEFINITELY HAS A FLAT REAR TIRE. MAYBE HE JUST REALIZED THAT HE WASN’T GOING TO GET A CAUTION BACK AND HE WAS GOING TO LOSE SO MUCH TIME. MICHAEL: WHAT ABOUT TED MUSGRAVE? PHIL: TED MUSGRAVE WILL GET THE FREE PASS HERE. MICHAEL: DID IT COME OUT WITH — PHIL: BOY, I DON’T KNOW. HOW DOES THAT WORK? AND THERE’S NO FREE PASS IN THE LAST 10 LAPSE. WE’VE COMPLETED 0 LAPS. MICHAEL: I GUESS HE’S NOT GOING TO GET IT. PHIL: I WOULD THINK HE WOULD NOT GET IT. RICK: LET’S LOOK AT WHY WE’RE UNDER CAUTION. MICHAEL: YOU THINK HE DID THAT ON PURPOSE? PHIL: I’M NOT SURE. THE LEAD PACK GOES AROUND ON THE OUTSIDE.>>GUYS, GO, GO, GO. PUSH HIM OFF. THERE YOU GO. PHIL: UNFORTUNATELY TRACY LOST A LAP. YOU SAW HIM SPINNING. WE NEED TO GET CLARIFICATION TO SEE IF TED MUSGRAVE WILL NOT GET THE FREE PASS BECAUSE WE’RE INSIDE 10 LAPS TO GO. CONTINUING THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES HAS BEEN EXCITING TO WATCH. LET’S LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S TOYOTA SPOTLIGHT. TODD BODINE OUT IN FRONT. YOU SEE THE TOYOTA’S CURRENT POSITIONS. PHIL: MICHAEL, THERE’S ONLY BEEN ONE YEAR SINCE THIS MANUFACTURED TOYOTA CAME I■NTO THIS SERIES. IT HAD A GREAT RUN LAST YEAR AND FINISHED SECOND WITH THIS RACE AND NOW THEY HAVE SEVERAL TOYOTAS UP IN THE TOP 10. WE ARE BEING TOLD THAT TED MUSGRAVE WILL GET THE FREE PASS. ONE OF THE TOP TOYOTAS, JOHNNY BENSON, IS ON PIT ROAD. HE WAS UP IN THE TOP FIVE. WENDY? WENDY: CREW CHIEF GREG ELE SAID THEY WON’T MAKE IT ON FUEL AND COME IN WITH NINE LAPS TO GO. THEY ARE PUTTING SCUFFS ON AS YOU CAN SEE AND TOPPING IT OFF WITH FUEL. JOHNNY BENSON WILL BE DOWN AND AWAY. PHIL: I PICKED TODD. MICHAEL: I PICKED TODD. HE’S LEADING. RICK: INSIDE OF 10 LAPS. WE WILL RESTART IN A SINGLE-FILE LINE. PHIL: IF CASE YOU’RE WONDERING WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT AT HOME. WE’RE GOING TO TALK TO SOMEBODY. MICHAEL: WE’LL GET A WORD FROM HIM IF WE CAN. RICK: THE SEASON WILL CONTINUE AT FONTANA. THE 10TH AHNIVERSARY SEASON CONTINUES ONLY ON SPEED CHANNEL. NEXT FRIDAY, K P.M. EASTERN. — 10:00 P.M. EASTERN. PHIL: LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET AHOLD OF TODD BODINE. PHIL PARSONS, CAN YOU HEAR ME.>>I GOT YOU. PHIL: YOU’RE INSIDE 10 LAPS TO GO. YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF TOYOTA BUDDIES BEHIND YOU. YOU LINED UP WITH FOUR. NOW YOU HAVE YOUR OLD TRUCK CHAD CHAFFIN IS DRIVING. CAN YOU HOLD OFF THIS WILD GROUP OF ANIMALS HERE?>>WELL, I THINK THEY’VE GOT SOMETHING FOR THEM. CHAD HERE IS TO WIN THIS RACE, TOO. IF HE STAYS IN LINE AND RUNS AROUND THE BOTTOM WE HAVE OUR BEST SHOT. BUT HE IS HERE IN THIS RACE FOR TOYOTA LIKE I AM. I TELL YOU, WE’VE GOT A GREAT TRUCK AND WE’RE GOING TO TRY TO HOLD THEM OFF. IT’S GOING TO BE TOUGH. THEY’RE PRETTY TOUGH BACK THERE. THE ONE WE HAVE TO WATCH IT SPENCER. YOU KNOW JIMMY’S REPUTATION, HE’S PRETTY TOUGH HAD WHEN IT COMES TO THIS SPOT. PHIL: HE SURE IS. HE GOT PENALIZED FOR RUNNING BELOW THE YELLOW LINE THERE. LOOKS LIKE IT’S BEEN PRETTY WILD THERE. HOW DOES IT LOOK FROM YOUR VIEW? >>EVEN WILDER. I TELL YOU, THESE TRUCKS ARE A HANDFUL COMPARED TO A CAR, THE AERODYNAMICS JUST ISN’T AS GOOD. THEY REALLY GET SUCKED AROUND EASY. NOT A LOT OF DOWNFORCE, SO THEY TEND TO BOUNCE A LITTLE BIT MORE THROUGH THE BUMPS. BUT MY CREW CHIEF HAS DONE A GREAT JOB. THE STRUTS WEREN’T GOOD IN THE BEGINNING AND THEY’VE DONE ADJUSTMENTS AND THE CREW HAS DONE A GOOD JOB ON PIT ROAD. WE’LL HAVE TO SEE. IT’S A SHOOT-OUT NOW. PHIL: TODD, YOU HAVE ONE TO GO. GOOD LUCK, BUDDY. >>THANKS. RICK: ROBERT PRESSLEY IN FOR MORE WORK ON THAT NUMBER 5 . MICHAEL: I’M OK WITH JOHNNY BENSON’S DECISION HERE, PHIL, TO GET FOUR TIRES. I MEAN, WE SAW ROBERT PRESSLEY DRIVE FROM A PACK THAT WAS A COUPLE OF THREE SECONDS BEHIND THE LEAD GROUP UP UNTIL THE MIDDLE OF THEM IN A MATTER OF FOUR OR FIVE LAPS. HE’S GOING TO HAVE ABOUT SIX LAPS OF FULL-SPEED RACING TO GET FROM ABOUT 20TH POSITION UP TO THE LEAD. RAY, HE MAKE IT OR WHAT’S GOING ON? RAY: HE CAN, MICHAEL. BUT THE 99 WAS THE BIG DELL EMMA. RICKY CRAVEN CAME ON THE RADIO AND SAID, MIKE, I’VE GOT A TIRE COMING DOWN, TALKING TO HIS CREW CHIEF. AND MIKE SAID HIT PIT ROAD WE CAN’T TAKE A CHANCE. HE SAID IT FEELS LOW. MIKE SAID WE DID LOWER THE AIR PRESSURE THE LAST TIME YOU PITTED SO HE SAID, WELL, I’M COMING. THEY ALL GOT UP ON THE WALL AND RICKY CURVED BACK OUT AND DIDN’T PIT. WE HEARD THE SAME THING FROM JACK SPRAGUE A FEW MINUTES AGO. THESE GUYS ARE TRYING TO MAKE UP THE DECISION, IS IT WORTH IT GIVING UP THAT TRACK POSITION TO COME IN AND GET TIRES. RICKY DECIDED NOT TO, JACK SPRAGUE DECIDED NOT TO. RICK: THE STRATEGY OF — I THINK IT MIGHT BE GOING LOW BUT WE’RE JUST GOING TO TRY TO RUN THIS RACE. WE’RE INSIDE EIGHT LAPS TO GO. DENNIS SETZER, CURRENTLY IN THIRD POSITION. TODD BODINE, CHAD CHAFFIN IN FRONT OF HIM, PACE TRUCK ABOUT TO COME OFF THE TRACK. PHIL: WE HEARD TODD BODINE WAS WORRIED ABOUT THE WILD CAR, JIMMY SPENCER. HE’S IN FOURTH POSITION. RICK: 19 TRUCKS ON THE LEAD LAP. TODD BODINE LEADS THEM TO THE GREEN FLAG. BACK UNDERWAY IN THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250”. MICHAEL: THIS IS GOING TO BE TENSE, FELLAS. A LOT OF GUYS ARE GOING TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE FRONT. PHIL: THIS IS AS STRUNG OUT AS THEY’VE BEEN THE ENTIRE RACE. LOOK AT THE THREE TRUCKS, THE FOUR TRUCKS. NOW THEY’RE GETTING BACK TOGETHER. MICHAEL: THEY’LL BE WADDED UP BY THE TIME THEY GET OVER HERE. HERE COMES SPENCER TO THE OUTSIDE. HERE COMES CRAVEN TO THE OUTSIDE. BOBBY HAMILTON UP INTO THE LEAD PACK. RICK: SIDE BY SIDE, BATTLING FOR THE SECOND POSITION. CHAD CHAFFIN ON THE INSIDE, JIMMY SPENCER ON THE OUTSIDE. TODD BODINE LEADS THEM OUT OF TURN FOUR AND INTO THE FRONT STRETCH. MICHAEL: WHO DO I STAY IN FRONT OF? IT’S GOING TO BE HECTIC OVER THE NEXT SIX LAPS. CAN THEY KEEP IT TOGETHER? CAN THEY KEEP ALL THESE TRUCKS POINTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, PHIL? RICK: REMEMBER, WE’LL HAVE A GREEN-WHITE CHECKER IF CAUTION COMES OUT. WE’LL TRY TO FINISH THIS RACE UNDER GREEN. MICHAEL: BOBBY HAMILTON HAS IMPRESSED US ALL WITH HIS STRATEGY. HE STUCK TO HIS GAME PLAN AND NOW HERE HE IS GETTING READY TO BATTLE FOR THE WIN AT DAYTONA. PHIL: SIDE BY SIDE, THE BATTLE FOR THE LEAD. EARLY ON, CHAD CHAFFIN GETS SPUN AROUND AND UPSIDE DOWN. CHAFFIN BACK ON TO HIS WHEELS. AND WE WERE ONBOARD WITH DENNIS SETZER. TERRY COOK AFTER SUCH A GREAT EFFORT, HE WAS INVOLVED IN THAT ACCIDENT A LITTLE BIT. ANOTHER WILD RIDE FOR CHAD CHAFFIN. MUCH LIKE RICK CRAWFORD’S EARLIER TODAY. MICHAEL: LOOK WHO IS LEADING? PHIL: JIMMY SPENCER COMES AND TAKES THE LEAD AT THE START-FINISH LINE. RICK: HE CAME ACROSS THE LINE. WE WEREN’T KNOWING WHETHER HE WAS SCORED AS THE LEADER. NASCAR WILL PUT THEM IN ORDER. PHIL: THERE ARE 19 LOOPS AROUND THE RACETRACK. WHEN THE CAUTION GOES OUT, YOU’RE FROZEN AND NASCAR LOOKS AT WHERE YOU WERE AT THE — LOOK AT THE WHICH A. HE HAS LESS DAMAGE THAN RICK CRAWFORD HAD WHEN HE TURNED OVER. MICHAEL: HOW FAR DID HE TURN OVER? RICK: IT WAS POINTED TOWARDS THE GROUND. PHIL: HE HAS A LEFT FRONT TIRE RUB.>>LOOKS LIKE THE LEFT. GET THE GUYS ON THE LEFT SIDE FIRST. GET THE CLEARANCE ON THE LEFT FRONT TIRE. PHIL: LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENED. LOOKS LIKE BUMP DRAFTING. YEAH, DENNIS GOT A LITTLE SHOT. WOW, COMPLETELY OVER. TERRY HAD A WILD RIDE THROUGH THE GRASS. HE WAS FORTUNATE HIS TRUCK STAYED. YOU SEE THE ROOF FLAP DEPLOY. RICK: LET’S TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT ONE. MICHAEL: DENNIS GAVE HIM A SHOT IN THE BACK AND TURNED TODD — EXCUSE ME, TURNED CHAD’S TRUCK AROUND AND OVER, BY THE WAY. PHIL: WOW, WHAT A VIEW THAT WAS. RICK: AND HIT ON THE LEFT, FRONT WHEEL. SO I’M SURE SOME SUSPENSION DAMAGE TO THAT. RAY? RAY: GUYS, THEY BELIEVE THE 30 TRUCK CAN STAY ON THE LEAD LAP HERE. THEY’VE GOT THE RIGHT-SIDE TIRES ON, GOING TO THE LEFT SIDE, CHECKING THE THING OVER TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS OK. THEY’RE LOOKING AT THE SPOTTER, HE’S GOT HIS EYE ON WHERE THE FIELD IS COMING AROUND. THEY THINK THEY’LL BE ABLE TO STAY ON THE LEAD LAP. RICK: THEY’RE GOING TO CHECK ON THE LEFT SIDE. THE OFFICIAL WAS POINTING TO THE LEFT FRONT TIRE OR WHEEL MAKING SURE THAT THE SUSPENSION WAS OK. MICHAEL: YEAH, MAN. THEY HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING TORN APART. >>GET A COUPLE QUARTS OF OIL IN IT. WE MIGHT ONLY LOSE ONE LAP HERE. PHIL: LET’S LOOK AT ANOTHER LOOK AT THIS CRASH. HE HAS A BUSTED OIL LINE. HERE THEY ARE COMING OFF TURN NUMBER TWO. YOU SEE DENNIS IS GOING TO GET IN THE BACK OF CHAD. IT PUSHES HIM A LITTLE SIDEWAYS AND DENNIS ACTUALLY TURNS HIM AROUND AFTER CHAD COMES BACK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE RACETRACK AND WAY UP IN THE AIR HE GOES. MICHAEL: HERE COMES TERRY COOK JOINING HIM FOR A SLIDE THROUGH THE GRASS. PHIL: LOOKED LIKE ROBERT MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN TO COOK’S TRUCK. I SEE SOME DAMAGE. RICK: AND IT WAS A PILEUP BEHIND HIM. MICHAEL: ONCE THAT BUMP DRAFT THING STARTED GOING CRAZY, THEN THEY BUNCHED UP FROM BEHIND, REUTIMANN HAD NOWHERE TO GO, BUMPED INTO THE 46. JUST A GOOD IDEA GONE BAD WHEN THE BUMP DRAFTING THEY WERE DOING ON THE BACK STRAIGHTAWAY KNOCKED THE 30 TRUCK SIDEWAYS. RICK: RIDING ALONG WITH DENNIS SETZER. MICHAEL: THE TRUCK NEVER MOVED. YOU DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY CHAD HAD HIS WHEELS POINTED. DENNIS MUST HAVE HIT HIM RIGHT AT THE WRONG TIME. DENNIS WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT NLTS HE HAD CAL CUE LAILTED IT OUT AND FOR SOME REASON IT WENT WRONG. PHIL: LOOKED LIKE HE HIT HIM PRETTY SQUARE. THESE TRUCKS ARE PRETTY LIGHT IN THE REAR END RIGHT NOW. A LOT OF THESE TRUCKS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT THEM BEING LOOSE. BUT THIS SLOW MOTION HERE. LOOKS LIKE HE HIT HIM SQUARE BUT LOOKS LIKE HIS BUMPER RIDES UNDERNEATH THE BUMPER OF CHAD CHAFFIN. IT MIGHT HAVE PICKED THE WHEELS OFF THE GROUND, MICHAEL. AND THEN ALL FOUR WERE OFF THE GROUND. RICK: HE HIT THAT LEFT FRONT VERY HARD. THEY’RE STILL CHECKING ON THE SUSPENSION OF THAT ONE. RAY? RAY: RICK, IT’S BEEN A WILD NIGHT FOR JIMMY SPENCER AND BUDDY “RED-DOG” BURNS. YOU TRY TO LEAVE THE PITS, THEN A WHEEL, THEN YOU GET CALLED FOR COMING DOWN PIT ROAD TOO FAST AND THEN A YELLOW LINE VIOLATION. OTHER THAN THAT, GUESS WHAT, YOU’RE THE LEADER.>>WE ARE LEADING AND YOU FORGOT WE DIDN’T HAVE THE HELMET IN THE TRUCK. WE HAD A PROBLEM LAST NIGHT QUALIFYING WITH THE THROTTLE LINKAGE. I GOT IN THE TRUCK MYSELF, MISSED THE DRIVER’S MEETING, FIXED THE THING AND STILL GOT A COUPLE OF LAPS TO GO HERE. JIMMY HAS DONE A GOOD JOB. WE HAD A GAME PLAN TO STAY OUT OF TROUBLE. WE TESTED IT AWFUL HARD ON THIS TRUCK OVER THE WINTER TO GET IT WHERE IT’S RIGHT WHEN IT WAS TIME AND RIGHT NOW IT’S TIME. RAY: IT HAS BEEN A WILD NIGHT FOR THE SNAP-ON GUYS, ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS HAPPENING BUT THEY’RE UP FRONT WHEN IT MATTERS. RICK: THE FIRST TIME SPEED CHANNEL BROADCAST THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES WAS TWO YEARS AGO IN AN AMAZING FINISH THAT TOOK PLACE IN 2003. IT’S ALL IN THE SPOTTERS AND RICK’S HANDS. >>HERE I AM STILL LEADING THE RACE. DAYTONA 250 WAS A GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED FINISH. RICK: FOR MORE MIND GAMINGS, IT’S A SHOOT-OUT. >>I HAD NO IDEA WHO WAS RUNNING THIRD TO 36.>>PRESSLEY DRIVING, CRAWFORD GOES DOWN. THEY’RE COMING TO THE LINE. RICK CRAWFORD MAKING THE PASS AND CRAWFORD WINS THE DAYTONA 250!>>I WAS ASKED, DID YOU REALIZE WHAT KIND OF FINISH THIS WAS? I HAD NO IDEA I HAD WON THE RACE. I THINK I BEAT ROBERT PRESSLEY BY ABOUT THAT FAR. HE SAID, NOPE, YOU BEAT TRAVIS BY ABOUT THAT FAR.>>TRAVIS, WHERE WAS HE AT? >>THE FINISH WILL ALWAYS STICK. RICK: FANTASTIC FINISHES AT DAYTONA. AND WE EXPECT NOTHING LESS TONIGHT. WE’RE UNDER CAUTION BECAUSE OF A WILD RIDE WHICH A CHAD CHAFFIN HAD. TAKE A LOOK AT NUMBER 30. MICHAEL: JUST A COUPLE OF LAPS FROM HAVING A SHOT AT WINNING AT DAYTONA AND THEN WOUND UP FLIPPING OVER AND FLIPPING OUT. TOOK SETZER WITH HIM. TERRY COOK, DAMAGED AS WELL. PHIL: ROBERT PRESSLEY ALSO TOOK A RIDE LIKE THAT A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO IN THE DAYTONA 500. SAW A FEW TRUCKS GET UPSIDE DOWN. YOU REMEMBER ANY OF THOSE, MICHAEL? MICHAEL: HERE WE GO. RICK: GREEN FLAG FLYING. MICHAEL: GREEN-WHITE CHECKERED. RICK: TWO LAPS REMAINING IN THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250.” PHIL: BOBBY HAMILTON LOOKED TO THE INSIDE OF RICKY CRAVEN. RICK: HAMILTON WITH A GOOD RUN BEHIND RICKY CRAVEN. THEY’RE LINED UP, SPENCER, BODINE AND HAMILTON. PHIL: LOOK AT BOBBY MOVE TO THE INSIDE OF TODD BODINE. THEY’RE LINING UP BEHIND THEM.■ WHAT A GREAT RUN 88 IS HAVING. RICK: JIMMY SPENCER GETTING A LITTLE FAR. THEY’LL BE ABLE TO GET A RUN ON HIM. MICHAEL: IT’S NOT OVER. BOBBY HAMILTON, UNABLE TO CLEAR. UNTIL JUST NOW. PHIL: HE LOOKS CLEAR NOW. MICHAEL: LOOK AT RICKY CRAVEN ON THE OUTSIDE. RICK: ALMOST INTO THE WALL. THEY’RE DICING AND DANCING AGAIN. AND BOBBY HAMILTON MAKES THE PASS. PROBLEMS RIGHT AS THEY GO ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. ANOTHER BIG CRASH AS THEY GO ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE AND THE WHITE FLAG HAD COME OUT AS THEY CROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. THAT WILL MEAN, I BELIEVE, BOBBY HAMILTON WILL WIN THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250.” PHIL: I THINK YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT. THE FIELD IS AUTOMATICALLY FROZEN WHEN THE CAUTION FLAG COMES OUT. LOOKS LIKE BOBBY HAMILTON HAS TAKEN THE LEAD. RICK: SCORINGWISE, JIMMY SPENCER IS JUST AHEAD OF BOBBY HAMILTON ON THE SCORING CHARTS. NOW, WE HAVE TO WAIT. PHIL: THAT MAY HAVE BEEN HOW THEY CAME ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. HAMILTON PASSED SPENCER AFTER THE START-FINISH LINE AND THEY WERE BY THE START-FINISH LINE WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. RICK: WE’LL HAVE TO FIND OUT FROM NASCAR WHEN THE CAUTION CAME OUT AND WHERE BOBBY HAMILTON AND JIMMY SPENCER WERE AT. JIMMY SPENCER’S SON, ANXIOUS TO FIND OUT. DID HIS FATHER JUST WIN THE “FLORIDA DODGE DEALERS 250,” OR WILL HE BE RELEGATED TO SECOND? MICHAEL: THIS IS TENSE. PHIL: BOBBY HAMILTON JUST RIDING BEHIND JIMMY SPENCER. RICK: WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THERE ARE TRUCKS THAT STOPPED RIGHT INSIDE TURN NUMBER ONE. THERE WAS ACCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE JUST AS THE PACK WAS GOING BY THE START-FINISH LINE. CHECKERED FLAG FLIES. WE’LL FIND OUT IF IT WAS JIMMY SPENCER OR BOBBY HAMILTON. MICHAEL: WOW, BOBBY HAMILTON WAS INCREDIBLE ON THAT LAST LAP, WASN’T HE? PHIL: HE SURE WAS. HE DROVE ON THE OUTSIDE. MICHAEL: I DON’T THINK WE KNOW THE ANSWER YET. RICK: TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT WHAT TOOK PLACE AS THEY WENT ACROSS THE START-FINISH LINE. IT WAS JIMMY SPENCER IN FRONT OF BOBBY HAMILTON BY JUST ABOUT A HALF OF A 109 OF A SECOND. PHIL: THAT’S NOT OFFICIAL. THEY MAY HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING ■ BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHO WILL BE CREDITED WITH THIS WIN. MICHAEL: WHAT HAPPENED TO MATT CRAFTON? RICK: HE GETS ON THE INSIDE. MICHAEL: HE GETS LOOSE AND IT TURNS. PHIL: THERE IS JACK SPRAGUE, GETTING HIT INTO THE OUTSIDE WALL. RICK: YOU SEE BOBBY HAMILTON AND JIMMY SPENCER. THEY WERE JUST SIDE BY SIDE WHEN ALL THAT WAS TAKING PLACE. MICHAEL: WHATEVER NASCAR CALLS, IT WON’T BE A MISTAKE. PHIL: THEY WERE WITHIN THREE OR FOUR FEET ANYWAY. IT CAN GO EITHER WAY. MICHAEL: LOOKS LIKE MATT GOT A LITTLE LOOSE. I DON’T THINK THERE WAS ANY CONTACT FROM DAVID REUTIMANN. IL: THEY MADE HARD CONTACTS ON THE OUTSIDE WALL. THANK GOODSS FOR THE SAFER BAI■RS, MICHAE MICHAEL: WHEN THE CRASH STARTED, SPENCER WAS AHEAD. BUT WHEN DOES NASCAR, WHEN THEY FLIP THE LIGHT ON, WHEN THEY THROW THE FLAG, WHEN DOES IT HAPPEN? HOW DO WE KNOW WHO WON THE RACE? RICK: THAT IS A UNIFORM PROCESS THAT TAKES PLACE ALL DONE UP IN THE PRESS■ BOX. NASCAR HAS A BUTTON. AND WHEN THE CAUTION NEEDS TO COME OUT, THAT BUTTON IS PUSHED AND RIGHT WHEN THAT BUTTON IS PUSHED, THE COMPUTER FREEZES THE FIELD ACCORDING TO THE LAST LOOP THAT THE TRUCKS WENT ACROSS. MICHAEL: I’M GOING TO GUESS SPENCER WON, THEN. HE HAD A BIT OF AN ADVANTAGE ON HIM WHEN THE WRECK WAS HAPPENING. IF THEY GOT THE BUTTON PUSHED■■ WHILE THE WRECK WAS HAPPENING, WHICH I KNOW THEY DID, MAYBE SPENCER WON. PHIL: AND THE MOST RECENT LOOP WOULD HAVE BEEN THE START-FINISH LINE AND JIMMY SPENCER WAS AHEAD AT THE START-FINISH LINE. RICK: AS YOUENTIONED, PHIL, THERE ARE 18 LOOPS AROUND THIS 2 1/2 MILE TRIOVAL. SO DEPENDING UPON HOW THEY’RE SPACED OUT AROUND THIS TRACK, IT’S THE LAST LOOP THAT THEY CROSS, MORE THAN LIKELY IT WOULD BE THE START-FINISH LINE. TAKE ONE MORE LOOK AT THIS. JIMMY SPENCER, WANTING TO CELEBRATE. HE IS CELEBRATING. MICHAEL: HE IS CELEBRATING. THEY THINK THEY WON THE RACE. I WOULD THINK THAT, TOO. BOBBY MAKES A GREAT MOVE TO GET UP BESIDE JIMMY. PHIL: I THINK JIMMY DEFINITELY ■ WILL LEAD. JIMMY IS AHEAD AT THE START-FINISH LINE. NOW THE CRASH STARTS. WE DON’T SEE A YELLOW FLAG YET. BUT IT’S WHEN THE BUTTON IS PUSHED TO TURN THE YELLOW LIGHTS ON AND NOTIFY THE FLAGMAN HE’S SUPPOSED TO PUT OUT THE CAUTION FLAG. A LOT OF DAMAGE TO A LOT OF TRUCKS. SEE THE WHITE FLAG BEING DISPLAYED. MICHAEL: HE’S GOING TO DISPLAY IT FOR A WHILE. IT WOULD TAKE HIS REACTION TO CHANGE FLAGS WOULD TAKE WAY LONGER TO PUSH A BUTTON TO TURN ON THE LIGHTS. PHIL: IF IT WAS STRICTLY WHEN THE MAN GOT THE YELLOW FLAG OUT BOBBY HAMILTON WOULD BE THE WINNER BUT IT’S NOT THAT ANYMORE. IN THE CONTROL TOWER, NASCAR PUSHES THE BUTTON AND DISPLAYS THE CAUTION LIGHTS AND LOCKS THE SCORING LOOPS DOWN AND THAT’S HOW THEY DETERMINE WHO IS AHEAD OF WHO AT THE MOST RECENT SCORING LOOP. RICK: JIMMY SPENCER, CELEBRATING. MICHAEL: I DON’T BLAME HIM. I’D CELEBRATE, TOO. RICK: THIS WOULD BE WIN NUMBER TWO IN THE NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES. HE IS GOING TO RUN THE ENTIRE SEASON IN THE TRUCK SERIES IN THAT SNAP-ON NUMBER TWO. PHIL: HE WON IN THE VERY TRUCK A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AT LOUDON, NEW HAMPSHIRE. AND THIS TRUCK WON THE RACE, THE INAUGURAL RACE IN 2000 WITH BEN WALLACE. RICK: WE SEE FIREWORKS FLYING ABOVE THE TRACK. WE SAW FIREWORKS TAKING PLACE ON THE TRACK TONIGHT. LET’S GO DOWN TRACKSIDE TO WENDY. WENDY: BOBBY HAM IS JUST DISCUSSING WHAT HAPPENED AT THE END OF THE RACE. DID YOU THINK HE WON? >>I MEAN, THEY GOT FOOTAGE OF IT. AND THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO USE THE FOOTAGE. I DON’T KNOW WHEN THE FLAG FELL BUT THE LIGHT SHOULD HAVE COME ON WITH THE FLAG. I WAS AHEAD OF HIM WHEN THE LIGHT CAME ON. I LOOKED IN THE MIRROR AND SAW SMOKE AND I WAS AT THE END OF THE PIT ROAD AND THE LIGHT COME ON AND I WAS A HALF A TRUCK HADE OF EM– AHEAD OF HIM. THEY’LL HAVE TO SHOW ME THAT ONE. WENDY: BOBBY HAMILTON, A LITTLE UPSET AT THE END. RICK: WE’RE GETTING REPORTS NASCAR IS REVIEWING THE VIDEO RIGHT NOW. IT MAY NOT BE A DONE DEAL. MICHAEL: HOW DO IT ALWAYS TURNS OUT LIKE THIS? PHIL: THIS IS DRAMA. MICHAEL: THAT’S WHAT THIS IS. THIS IS DAYTONA DRAMA. IT DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER. PHIL: OBVIOUSLY THE TRUCKS ARE CRASHING. ABOUT RIGHT NOW I THINK BOBBY HAMILTON TAKES THE LEAD. WE CAN’T SEE THAT FROM RIGHT THERE. WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN CAN WATCH ONBOARD TED MUSGRAVE’S TRUCK. YOU SEE THE ACTION. TED’S GOING TO MISS THIS ACCIDENT. BARELY. WATCH. THE LIGHT WENT ON. RICK: WE SAW THE YELLOW LIGHT COME ON. JUST ABOUT THE TIME TED MUSGRAVE GOT TO THE YELLOW LIGHT. NOW, AGAIN, THEY CAN LOOK AT VIDEO. BUT THEY’RE GOING TO GO BY WHO WAS IN THE LEAD WHEN THEY CROSSED THE FINAL SCORING STRIPE. PHIL: ON THE LAST LAP THEY REVIEW A VIDEO AND CAN CHANGE THINGS ON THE LAST LAP BY VIRTUE OF LOOKING AT THE VIDEO. ANY OTHER LAP, ANY OTHER DISPUTE DURING THE RACE, I THINK THEY WOULD STRICTLY GO BY THE SCORING LOOPS. RICK: IF YOU REMEMBER IN 2003 WE HAD A SIMILAR SITUATION TO THIS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO THE CHAMPION WAS. PHIL: JIMMY SPENCER IS IN VICTORY LANE RIGHT NOW, BUT I’M TELLING YOU, HE HAS NOT BEEN DECLARED THE WINNER YET. NASCAR HAS NOT TOLD US YET THAT JIMMY SPENCER WON. MICHAEL: THE ONE THING ABOUT BOBBY HAMILTON, HE SAID HE WAS AHEAD OF HIM WHEN THE LIGHT WENT ON. THAT MIGHT BE TRUE. HE MIGHT HAVE BEEN BEHIND HIM WHEN THEY CROSSED THE LAST LOOP. HE MIGHT BE CORRECT IN SAYING I WAS AHEAD WHEN I SAW THE LIGHTS COME ON. THEY MIGHT HAVE ALREADY BEEN PASSED THE SCORING LOOP THAT OFFICIALLY PUT JIMMY SPENCER AHEAD. RICK: LET’S GO DOWN TO RAY. RAY: JIMMY SPENCER HAS TO STAY IN THE TRUCK HERE. AS “RED-DOG” BURNS CREW CHIEF TALKS TO HIM. THEY’RE STILL REVIEWING VIDEO. I KNOW THIS IS CRAZY. IT’S NOT OFFICIAL YET. LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, IF THEY ANNOUNCE IT AND IT’S YOU, YOU’RE SITTING IN VICTORY LANE AT DAYTONA. >>I BELIEVE I WON THE RACE. I SAW THE ACTION HAPPENING BEHIND ME AND STUFF. I DID NOT APPRECIATE WHAT BOBBY DID TO ME. HE TURNED ME SIDEWAYS LIKE THAT. BUT THAT’S WHY — HE WAS TRYING TO WIN THE RACE, TOO. BUT IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG YEAR AND HE IS A TOUGH SON OF A B DRIVING THE DODGE. HE HAS TO BE CAREFUL. RAY: AND IT WAS A LONG DAY. TELL ME ABOUT ALL THE CRAZY THINGS THAT HAPPENED. NO HELMET TO GET THE THINGS STARTED AND SPEEDING DOWN PIT ROAD. I MEAN, THIS HAS BEEN A WACKY DAY.>>IT’S REALLY BEEN A WEIRD DAY. WE GOT IN AN ALTERCATION ALONG PIT ROAD AND BENT THE WHEEL AND THAT PLASSIC ON THE GRILL AT 240 DEGREES. KIND OF A REALLY, REALLY TOUGH DAY. BUT WE HAVE TECHNICIANS OUT THERE SUPPORTING THE TEAM, ROD WEINER AND HIS GUYS, THE SNAP-ON 85TH ANNIVERSARY. THIS WILL BE AN AWESOME YEAR FOR MYSELF AND TEDDY MUSGRAVE. I’M EXCITED BEING ONBOARD THIS TRUCK AND I BELIEVE I WON THIS RACE. I KNOW THAT. RAY: WE’LL CHECK ON IT. DO ME A FAVOR AND WE’LL LET YOU KNOW IN JUST A SECOND. RICK: RAY, HOLD ON ONE SECOND. WE’RE GOING TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK AT THIS. WE’RE GOING TO LOOK FROM A CAMERA UP ABOVE. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE WHEN THE YELLOW LIGHT COMES ON, BOBBY HAMILTON IS IN FRONT OF JIMMY SPENCER. PHIL: I THINK THAT’S THE YELLOW LIGHTS RIGHT THERE, MICHAEL. SEE IF WE SEE THEM GO ON HERE. BOBBY DEFINITELY AHEAD OF HIM. THERE’S THE YELLOW LIGHT COMING. I’M TELLING YOU, TO ME THAT WOULD BE IRREFUTABLE PROOF BOBBY HAMILTON WOULD WIN THIS RACE. RICK: ANY MEANS NECESSARY IS WHAT NASCAR HAS TOLD US THEY WILL TRY TO DETERMINE THE WINNER OF THE RACE. PHIL: ON THE LAST LAP THEY WILL USE VIDEO OR ANY MEANS NECESSARY TO TRY TO DETERMINE WHO WINS THE RACE. NOW, ANY OTHER LAP TO SETTLE DISPUTES WOULD GO TO THE SCORING LOOP. BUT THEY TOLD US ANY MEANS NECESSARY THEY WILL TRY TO USE AND DETERMINE WHO WINS THIS RACE. RICK: WE MAY SEE SOMEONE GOING TO VICTORY LANE TO PUSH THE TWO STRUCK OUT OF VICTORY LANE■ AND PUSH THE 04 OF BOBBY HAMILTON INTO VICTORY LANE. LOOK AT BOBBY HAMILTON. PHIL: HE’S CELEBRATING NOW, RICK. RICK: IS THAT CELEBRATION OR FRUSTRATION? WENDY: CONGRATULATIONS. >>LIKE I SAID, I BELIEVE IN THE SYSTEM. I WASN’T ACCUSING ANYBODY. I SURE HOPE THEY CHECK THAT BECAUSE I’M REAL AWARE OF WHAT GOES ON. I MEAN, I NOSED OUT AHEAD OF HIM. I GOT A RUN OUTSIDE AND GOT AHEAD OF HIM. THE LIGHTS COME ON AND I WAS AHEAD OF HIM WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON. AND I SAID, I’M GOING TO STAY CALM BECAUSE THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN REAL FAIR WITH IT IN THE PAST. I’M PROUD OF LUFKIN, IN THE PRO SERIES, THEIR FIRST RACE AND BAILEY’S FIRST RACE. THEY’RE GOING TO BE A GREAT PARTNER OF OURS. A GOOD NIGHT FOR DODGE NO MATTER HOW IT TURNS OUT. SO IT’S A COOL NIGHT. I HOPE JASON IS OK. I’M PROUD. WENDY: OUR FIRST NIGHT IN THE 2005 SEASON, HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED SUCH AN ENDING? >>THIS IS WHAT NASCAR RACING IS ALL ABOUT. I’M HAPPY TO BE A PART OF IT. WENDY: BOBBY HAMILTON WILL SURELY TAKE THIS VICTORY IN DAYTONA. LET’S CHECK IN WITH RAY. RAY: JIMMY SPENCER STAYS IN THE SEAT HERE. HE WAS JUST ABOUT TO CLIMB OUT AND HE IS GETTING THE OFFICIAL WORD. GUESS WHAT? YOU’RE SECOND TODAY, BUDDY. >>YEAH, I KNOW. I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT. THAT’S HARD TO BELIEVE. RAY: UNBELIEVABLE. THIS IS JUST LIKE HOMESTEAD WHENEVER WE DIDN’T KNOW FOR SURE WHO THE CHAMPION WAS AT THE END OF 2003. THEY’LL FIRE ON THE NAP-ON DODGE AND BACK IT UP. THERE GOES JIMMY SPENCER. CREW IS BACK HERE AND EVERYONE SAYS, WELL, I CAN’T BELIEVE IT. THAT’S JUST THE WORD IN VICTORY LANE. SO JIMMY SPENCER WILL LEAVE AND I BELIEVE THEY’LL PUSH OVER BOBBY HAMILTON’S 04 TRUCK AND THERE WILL AN VERY STRANGE VICTORY CELEBRATION HERE AT DAYTONA. PHIL: FROM ELATION TO FRUSTRATION FOR JIMMY SPENCER. BOBBY HAMILTON DUCKING TO THE OUTSIDE AND GOING TO THE INSIDE. HE’S GOING TO MAKE THE PASS ON JIMMY SPENCER AS THE YELLOW LIGHT COMES ON. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT RIGHT HERE. PHIL: WATCH FOR THE YELLOW LIGHT. THAT’S THE KEY. BOBBY HAMILTON NOW IS ALREADY AHEAD. THERE’S THE YELLOW LIGHTS RIGHT THERE. WATCH THEM. WATCH WHEN THE YELLOW LIGHT COMES ON. RIGHT NOW. BOBBY HAMILTON HAS ABOUT HALF A TRUCK LENGTH ON JIMMY SPENCER. RICK: WE REALLY HAVE TO COMMEND NASCAR. THEY’VE GONE TO EVERY, EVERY ANGLE TO FIND OUT WHO WON THIS RACE. PHIL: THIS IS TODD BODINE’S ON-BOARD. YOU SEE HAMILTON PULL AHEAD. THE CAUTION LIGHT CAME OUT JUST AS TODD BODINE GOT TO IT. RICK: BOBBY HAMILTON IN HIS 75TH START, TAKES HIS NINTH CAREER NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES AND CONTINUES TO WIN IN THE TRUCK SERIES. . T NASHVILLE? YEAH. [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS CUT
THE FRONT END
OFF OF IT SO QUICK? [ saw buzzing ] YOU JUST GOTTA KEEP IT
REALLY SHARP. WHAT ABOUT IN KANSAS CITY,
WHEN DENNIS PUT IT IN THE FENCE? [ crash ] HOW’D YOU GUYS
GET OUT SO QUICK? THIS LITTLE BABY,
RIGHT HERE. CRAFTSMAN.
THE OFFICIAL TOOLS OF NASCAR.
AT SEARS.>>LET’S GO BACK DOWN TO VICTORY RAIN AND RAY DUNLAP.>>HERE COMES BOBBY HAMILTON OUT OF THIS RACETRACK, THEY CALL THE CHASSIS FREAK, JOE RUDDMAN DROVE IT TO VICTORY LANE, AND BOBBY HAMILTON FINALLY DROVE IT TO VICTORY RAIN LANE. WHAT AN UNBELIEVABLE DAY. >>I TELL YOU WHAT. RUNNING IT LAPS IN PRACTICE AND HAD A GOOD AT THE TIME DOWN HERE. JUST SO MUCH SUPPORT. GOT NEW PEOPLE ON THIS YEAR. LUFKIN WITH THE PRO SERIES. MY FAMILY COME ON PARKS HUGE KNIFEPOINT 36789 WE USED TO BE STRONG HERE, I GOT A LITTLE CONCERNED. DOES STARTED OUT THIGHS.>>NOW, JIMMY SPENCER CAME IN HERE AND HE SAID HE WASN’T HAPPEN HOW YOU DROVE HIM AT THE END.>>HE CUT DOWN ON ME. HE IS LUCKY I WAS IN A DODGE. BUT JIMMY IS TOUGH TO COME TO THE LAST LAP AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS. I THINK THE WORLD IS OF JIMMY AND HE KNOWS I WOULDN’T TAKE HIM OUT BUT I HAD MY KNOWS UP THERE.>>YOU HAVE WATCHED YOUR TRUCK IN VICTORY LANE HERE A COUPLE TIMES BUT OW YOU GET TO DRIVE IT IS INN, HOW MUCH BETTER IS THIS?>>IT’S COOL. GREAT RACETRACK, LIVE COMING HERE, HAD A BLAST IN THE COUNTY RURAL TONIGHT, FINISHED THIRD IN THAT. GOT THE BUSCH RACE TOMORROW. SEE IF WE CAN PUMP THE FIB OUT AND I’M GOING TO SIT BACK AND DRINK A COLD ONE AND WATCH THE DAYTONA 500.>>CONGRATULATIONS. BOBBY HAMILTON GETS WIN NUMBER 9 FOR B.H.R.>>A LITTLE BIT OF CONTROVERSY BETWEEN ONE BETWEEN BUT WE DO KNOW FOR SURE THAT FOD BODINE FINISHED THIRD. 30 DAYS AGO THIS TRUCK DID NOT EVEN EXIST. >>THAT’S RIGHT, WEBBEDRY. 30 DAYS AGO THIS WASN’T A TEAM. WITH TOYOTA’S HELP, TONY THE CREW CHIEF. TOM ELDERS THE TRUCK OWNER. THE WHOLE CREW. 30 DAYS AGO , WE DIDN’T HAVE ANYTHING. RIGHT NOW THREE TRUCKS COMPLETED. IT’S BEEN INCREDIBLE COMING HERE AND FINISH THIRD AT DAYTONA. I’M PROUD TO BE THE FIRST TOYOTA IN LINE. I’M SORRY, TED, I GT MY OWN SPONSOR, BUD. BUT WE’RE PROUD TO BE THE FIRST TOYOTA, PROUD TO REPRESENT THEM EVERY WEEK AND LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR. ATHES GREAT RACE TEAM. TONY FIRST NEW AT THIS TRUCK RACING AND HE HAS A LITTLE BIT TO LEARN BUT HE DID A GREAT JOB TONIGHT. THE TRUCK WAS TERRIBLE LOOSE TO BEGIN WITH BUT EKEPT ADJUSTING, GOT TO GOOD TO WHERE I COULD DRIVE IT UNDERNEATH PEOPLE. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN AND I WANT TO SAY HI TO MY DAUGHTER AT HOME, I LOVE YOU, BABY. >>TODD BODINE COMES HOME CLEAN AND KEEPS THE KNOWS CLEAN ALL NIGHT LONG. RICK? >>WELL, THERE IS THE SCORING POLE. ACTUALLY, NOT CORRECT. BECAUSE THE 04 SHOULD BE ON TOP. AND THE 04 IS IN VICTORY LANE. BOBBY HAMILTON CELEBRATING WIN NUMBER NINE IN HIS CAREER. FROM THE FASTEST… AND STRONGEST… TO THE MOST CAPABLE… AND MOST POWERFUL. DODGE RAM TRUCKS. WHOOOOO!
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ACCELERATOR, TO SURF UP TO FIVE TIMES FASTER. NETZERO CHARGES $14.95. THAT’S OVER 50% MORE. GET NETSCAPE FOR $9.95. AND IF YOU SIGN UP NOW, GET A ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY SPEED TV] >>SPEED CHANNEL COVERAGE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CRAFTSMAN. CELEBRATING 10 YEARS TOUGH, NASCAR CRAFERTSMAN TRUCK SERIES.>>WELL, WE WENT AWAY TO BREAK. WE HENTION MENTIONED THAT THE NUMBERS WERE INCORRECT. THEY CORRECTED THAT. BOBBY HAMILTON GOING TO THE TOP OF THE POLE. BOBBY HAMILTON OUR REIGNING CHAMPION STAYS ON TOP WITH THE POINTS LIST AS HE GETS THE FIR VICTORY OF 2005. WENDY?>>RICKY CRAVEN AND TED MUSGRAVE COME HOME. RICKY, WHAT A WILD NIGHT? >>IT WAS. IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. YOU HAVE DONE THIS AS LONG AS I HAVE OR AS LONG AS TED HAS, YOU MAKE A FEW FRIENDS AND TED AND I HUNG OUT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS AND WORK TOGETHER AND THAT’S COOL THE WAY IT ENDED UP. >>CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND WOULD YOUR WIFE KATHLEEN ON YOUR THIRD CHILD.>>THANK YOU. >>TED, WHAT A GREAT START TO YOUR SEASON.>>PRETTY MUCH. LIKE I SAY, DAYTONA HAS IN THE BEEN VERY GOOD FOR THE MOPAR TRUCK THE LAST FEW YEARS, OUR STRATEGY WAS TO START IN THE BACK AND HANG IN THERE. BUT AS IT SHUFFLED UP, I KNEW MY TRUCK WAS ABLE TO GET UP THERE AND I SAID TO THE GUYS, WE GOT A WINNING TRUCK, LET’S GET IN THE BACK AND RIDE ALONG THE JIMMY AND I HOOKED UP AND STARTING TO MAKE MY MOVE AND I BLEW A RIGHT FRONT TIRE. AND I HAD TO SUFFER. GOT MY LAP BACK, SO HAD A WINNING TRUCK BUT IT DIDN’T COME UP WITH THAT WAY. WE’RE HAPPY, DON’T GET ME WRONG. TOP FIVE, MOMENTUM FOR 2005.>>GOOD FOR ULT PRACTICE — ULTRA MOTOR SORTS.>>UNOFFICIAL RESULTS, WE’RE PRETTY CONFIDENT ABOUT THAT. YOU SEE A COUPLE NAMES ON A HERE THAT WE DON’T NORTHERLY SEE IN THE TOP 10. GREAT RUNS FOR THESE GUYS.>>THEY STAYED OUT OF TROUBLE, GOT TO THE END OF THE RACE THERE. WHAT A TERRIFIC JOB ALL THOSE GUYS DID. >>PROBLEMS WITH MATT CRAFTON, DAVID REUTIMANN THERE AT THE END OF THE RACE. THEY WERE UP AT THE TOP, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN WHEN THAT ACCIDENT TOOK PLACE. >>POLESITTER UNFORTUNATELY GOT INVOLVED IN ANOTHER ACCIDENT. FINANCES IN THE 35 POSITION. RICK CRAWFORD TAKES A WILD RIDE AND TAKES 36TH. >>RIGHT HERE, YOU SEE JIMMY SPENCER ON THE INSIDE. BOBBY HAMILTON ON THE OUTSIDE. THEY CROSSED THE START FINISH LINE, JIMMY SPENCER IS IN FRONT BUT WHEN THE CAUTION COMES OUT, IT IS BOBBY HAMILTON THAT IS OUT IN FRONT OF JIMMY SPENCER AND WINS THE FIRST RACE OF 2005. OUR NEXT RACE FROM CALIFORNIA, THE CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY. THE AMERICAN RACING WHEELS 200 THAT THAT’S FRIDAY NIGHT, 9:00 P.M. THE TRUCK SERIES WILL CONTINUE THE DRAMA IN ONE WEEK.>>I DON’T SEE HOW ON EARTH IT COULD BE BETTER THAN THIS, MICHAEL, BUT YOU NEVER KNOW.>>I LOVE BOBBY HAMILTON’S PLAN. HE LOOKED THOSE LAST THREE VICTORY LAN 20 WINNERS AT DAYTONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNW OVER GOING DOWN THE BACK STRETCH. THE CRAFERTSM STARTING IN 2005.■

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