Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Watch Ryan Newman Tonight in the "Prelude to the Dream"

Ryan Newman will be racing in tonight Nextel Prelude to the Dream race at Eldora.

WHAT: Prelude to the Dream
WHERE: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
WHEN: 7 p.m. Wednesday
DISTANCE: 30-lap feature
CARS: Dirt late-model stocks
PAST WINNERS: Kenny Wallace, 2005; Tony Stewart, 2006

HBO: Pay-per-view
COST: $24.95
ANNOUNCERS: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Kyle Petty
PITS: Dick Berggren, Matt Yocum

Aric Almirola Promising NASCAR driver has limited dirt experience
Dave Blaney Won 1995 World of Outlaws title and 1997 Knoxville Nationals
Clint Bowyer Grew up on dirt and won the 2002 track title at Kansas' Lakeside Speedway
Kyle Busch Four-time Cup winner grew up on asphalt, but adapts quickly
Ron Capps NHRA star will have to get used to turning left -- and doing it on dirt
Carl Edwards Four-time Cup winner will be at home in a dirt late model
Bill Elliott Plenty of dirt experience for the 1988 Cup champion
Ray Evernham Trading his ownership hat for a helmet and a steering wheel at Eldora
Red Farmer A legend, who even at more than 75 years of age is not afraid to mix it up on dirt
Jeff Gordon Four-time Cup champ will race at Eldora for the first time since 1991.
Denny Hamlin Not a lot of dirt experience, but plenty of late-model experience
Kevin Harvick Made his dirt-track debut two years ago at the Prelude to the Dream
Kasey Kahne Cut his teeth on dirt in USAC competition
Matt Kenseth 2003 Cup champ has limited dirt experience
Bobby Labonte Owns a dirt late-model team, but has not driven much on dirt
Mark Martin One of the all-time greats, doesnt have much dirt experience, but can adapt quickly
Juan Montoya Zero dirt experience, but can become the first to win at Indy, Monaco and Eldora
Ryan Newman Like Kahne, cut his teeth in USAC competition on dirt
Cruz Pedregon Like Capps, this NHRA star will have to get used to turning left on dirt.
David Reutimann Began racing in dirt late models
Elliott Sadler Three-time Cup winner has limited dirt experience
Kenny Schrader Could be the favorite as he will race anywhere, anytime - especially on dirt.
Tony Stewart Liked Eldora so much he bought it in 2004
Kenny Wallace 2006 Prelude winner, grew up on dirt
Mike Wallace Plenty of Midwest dirt experience
J.J. Yeley Cut his teeth on dirt in USAC competition

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