This Week's Race: Sharpie 500

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003

WHERE: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

BROADCAST: Television TNT at 7 p.m.; Radio Performance Racing Network at 7 p.m.

TRACK DIMENSIONS: .533-mile oval.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jeff Gordon.

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying 128.709 mph by Ryan Newman on March 21, 2003; Race 101.074 mph by Charlie Glotzbach on July 11, 1971.

RACE SCHEDULA: Pole qualifying at 3 p.m. Friday (TNT); Final practice session at 6:15 p.m. Saturday (tape delayed until 7 p.m., TNT); Driver introductions at 7 p.m. (TNT).

KEYS TO VICTORY: Hugging the bottom groove and surviving the crashes.



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