WALTRIP "Vegas is becoming pretty racy. You can make passes high and low now that the asphalt has aged, and you don't have to run the bottom of the track to get grip."
3.18 BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY
2011 RECAP After winning the Nationwide race, KYLE BUSCH completed his second straight sweep at Bristol, using a speedy late-race pit stop to propel his car to victory.
TRACK FACT A Busch brother has been to Victory Lane in a Cup race at Bristol in eight of the last 10 years. Combined they've won 10 of the last 20 races.
EYE ON 2012 Last year's runner-up Carl Edwards said he should have raced Kyle Busch harder here late in the race. Concrete Carl won't make the same mistake twice.
WALTRIP "The fans complain when tracks get redone, as Bristol was in '07. But now that it's worn in, the racing will soon be better than ever."
3.25 AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY
2011 RECAP KEVIN HARVICK, who grew up 150 miles from Fontana in Bakersfield, passed Jimmie Johnson on the final lap to beat the defending champ by .144 of a second.