What: Pop Secret Popcorn 400
Where: North Carolina Speedway (Rockingham, N.C.)
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Broadcast: Television TNN; Radio Motor Racing Network
Track: 1.017-mile, D-shaped oval
1999 winner: Jeff Burton
What it takes to win: The track demands more from the driver than the race car because the banking 22 to 25 degrees at both ends and the abrasive pavement can wear out a new set of tires in just a few laps. The key is to find a setup and a tempo that not only keeps the car on the bottom groove, but also saves the tires. Otherwise, it could take two sets of tires at a cost of $1,500 a set for every tank of gas
Morris News Service pick: Bobby Labonte
Other drivers to watch:
Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Burton,
Jeff Gordon, Johnny Benson, Ricky Rudd and Tony Stewart
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