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Sharpie Mini 300

Status: Final Bristol Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Bristol Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 6 of 36 on XFINITY circuit

  • Where:

    Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

  • When:

    March 24, 2007 3:15 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    300

  • Track Length:

    0.533 miles

  • Race Length:

    160.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $1,464,894

Drivers to Watch

Clint Bowyer Has methodically made his way up the standings with four top-10 finishes over his last five races, including a 10th-place finish at Pocono; is eighth in the standings thanks to seven top-10 finishes overall this season; recorded his two best performances of the campaign with a pair of sixth-place finishes at California and Atlanta; struggled to 39th in this event last season and ran 33rd in the August race at this track.
Matt Kenseth Finished ninth at Pocono to climb to second in the standings, 242 points behind Gordon; placed fifth at Dover, his sixth top-five finish of the season; has been outstanding since struggling to 27th place at Daytona, running inside the top 11 in the next seven races; captured his only victory of the season in the campaign's second race at California; ran 13th in this event last season.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ran 12th last weekend at Pocono but remained 14th in the standings; has fared well since announcing his intention to leave DEI after this season, placing inside the top 12 in three of his last four races while dealing with constant speculation regarding his future; has not won a race since Richmond in May 2006, a drought of 40 consecutive events without a checkered flag; recorded his best performance this season at Martinsville, where he ran fifth; ran third in this race last year, his only top-five finish in 15 career starts at this track.