Where: Texas Motor Speedway's
112-mile, quad-oval with 24-degree banking in the corners, a 1,330-foot frontstretch and a 2,250-foot backstretch.
When: 1 p.m. Sunday
Broadcast: Television Fox; Radio Performance Racing Network
2000 winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Morris news service pick to win: Jeff Gordon
Others to watch: Kevin Harvick, Johnny Benson, Tony Stewart, Bobby Labonte and Sterling Marlin
Notes: The posted awards are $5,048,203. The National Stock Car Commission upheld NASCAR's $5,000 fine and two-race suspension for crew chief Chad Knaus for cutting away the date labels from Stacy Compton's car at Atlanta. Elliott Sadler celebrated last week's victory by inviting the entire town of Emporia, Va., to his farm Tuesday for a pig roast. Counting Sadler, Wood Brothers Racing has taken 17 different drivers to Victory Lane since 1953. Although the layout is similar to Atlanta, Las Vegas and Lowe's Motor Speedway near Charlotte, N.C., Texas has sharper angles exiting the second and fourth turns, so it drives differently than the other three Speedway Motorsports Inc. properties.
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