This week: Sharpie 500

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2004

(Race No. 24 of 36)

Where: Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn.

SERIES: Nextel Cup

When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday

Track dimensions: .533-mile oval with 36-degree banking in the corners

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

Track records: Qualifying 128.709 mph by Ryan Newman on March 21, 2003; Race 101.075 mph by Charlie Glotzbach on July 11, 1971

2003 winner: Kurt Busch

Companion events and schedule: Friday Food City 250 (NASCAR Busch Series) at Bristol Motor Speedway (8 p.m., TNT)

Other races: Sunday Molson Indy Montreal (CART Champ Car Series) at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (4 p.m., Spike); Firestone Indy 225 (IRL IndyCar Series) at Pike's Peak International Speedway (3:30 p.m., ABC); ASA Racing Milwaukee 200 (ASA Racing) at The Milwaukee Mile (3 p.m., Speed); Grand Prix of Belgium (Formula One) at Spa-Francorchamps (7:30 a.m., Speed)

Coble's Choice

Kurt Busch

"He's won the last three races at Bristol. He'll make it four in a row."

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