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This Week's Race

Posted: Thursday, November 08, 2001

WHAT: Pennzoil Freedom 400 (Race 34 of 36)

WHERE: Homestead-Miami Speedway's 112-mile oval with 6-degree banking and 1,760-foot straightaways, located in Homestead, Fla.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. Sunday

BROADCAST: TelevisionNBC-Ch. 26; RadioMotor Racing Network

LAST YEAR'S WINNER: Tony Stewart

MORRIS NEWS SERVICE'S PICK TO WIN: Tony Stewart

OTHERS TO WATCH: Kenny Wallace, Rusty Wallace, Joe Nemechek, Johnny Benson and Ricky Rudd

NOTES: Posted awards are $3,592,785 ... This is the third time the NASCAR Winston Cup Series has raced in south Florida. Tony Stewart has won the first two races at the track known as ''mini-Indy'' ... With only 6 degrees of banking, Homestead doesn't provide many places for passing. The best way to maneuver into position is to win the drag race down one of the straightaways, then out-brake somebody ... Jeff Gordon's quest for a fourth championship is less taxing. If he finishes 28th or better in the final three races, he will win the championship no matter what success Ricky Rudd manages.

OTHER KEY RACES: SaturdayGNC Live Well 300 (NASCAR Busch Series) at Homestead-Miami Speedway (NBC-Ch. 26, 1:30 p.m.)

Don Coble



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