By adding the extra 63 laps, the race is now called the Subway Fresh Fit 600. That's 600 kilometers, not miles. There should be only one 600 race, and that is in Charlotte on Memorial Day weekend. The grandstand seats at PIR have also increased in width. Making the seats larger has reduced the capacity from 76,800 to 56,000.
HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS
Elliott Sadler makes his 400th start this Saturday in his #19 RPM Ford. Carl Edwards will be in his 200th Cup race, also this Saturday. Edwards also has announced that he will be making his annual bicycle trip across Missouri this summer. So, Carl would still rather ride bikes through the woods with his sweaty, shirtless buddies instead of spending time with his new wife and baby?
This Sunday's ABC Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition features Jeff Gordon. The episode was taped in January in Loris, SC. Gordon is joined on the show by some WWE wrestlers. If you like happy endings and plenty of tears, this is your show. Move that bus!
CHAMPION VS NON-CHAMPION
"I can only go as fast as my car will let me go. Jimmie Johnson's not going to beat me because he's in my head. He's going to beat me because he's got a better car than I do," said the Rowdy one, Kyle Busch.
Jimmie Johnson chimed in, "I can't say a lot of the blame goes into the cars. We haven't been the best car in the three races we've won (in 2010), but we left with the trophy."
The IRS and the N.C. Department of Revenue have placed liens on property owned by Jeremy Mayfield for unpaid income taxes dating back to 2006. The taxmen are looking for $56,000 from the Mayfields. His court battle with NASCAR is still scheduled for this September.