Bristol II: Dale Earnhardt Jr. preview

Dale Jr. Quotes for Bristol "I'm ready! Bristol at night is something I think everyone in the garage looks forward to. It's fun and exciting, and I enjoy it, but Bristol is hard work for the driver. I mean, 500 laps at less than 16 seconds...

Dale Jr. Quotes for Bristol
"I'm ready! Bristol at night is something I think everyone in the garage looks forward to. It's fun and exciting, and I enjoy it, but Bristol is hard work for the driver. I mean, 500 laps at less than 16 seconds per spin is like being thrown around a wild, violent carnival ride for four hours at a time. It's super hot inside of those cars and you just sit in there workin' your butt off with all kinds of fumes that make you sick. Did I say I enjoyed it? Hell yeah"

"We had a great run there in the spring. We finished fourth and led a lot of laps (181 to be exact). This week, we're gonna try to do the same, except gain three spots at the finish.

"Yeah, Robby Gordon and I had a little disagreement there at the end of that race (March 2002), but we're buddies, so it's past. I think that kind of thing (occasional driver 'conflicts') adds to the sport. I know it's fun for the fans, ya know what I'm saying? Sometimes NASCAR can be a little too perfect, a little too slick, so some genuine emotion from the drivers is a good thing. I think it's a big reason the fans really look forward to this one. Bristol is a lot like a bottle of Budweiser it represents a lot of things that are fun: you know, like chillin' out with your buddies having a cold one on Saturday night. Bristol is like all of the best traditions of local, Saturday-night racing bottled up into one big show."

Dale Jr. and the No. 8 Bud Team at Bristol
Previous Winston Cup Starts: 5
Best Start: 9th (March, 2001)
Best Finish: 4th (March, 2002)
This Race, Last Year: ST: 24th FIN: 14th

Bud Pole qualifying can be seen live at 3:00 pm Friday on TNT and heard on Performance Racing Network (PRN) affiliates across the nation. Tune in to see if the No. 8 Budweiser can snag two Bud Poles in a row.

-dei/budweiser-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Robby Gordon