"If we could win here, there would be a large party here. It would probably last two or three days in Indianapolis. If it happens, you may want to stick around for a while."
_ Winston Cup rookie Tony Stewart, an Indiana native still looking for his first Cup victory
Mark Martin: Despite injuries sustained in a July 2 practice wreck at Daytona, Martin has top 10 finishes in his last two races, is second in the point standings and will start today's Brickyard 400 from the outside pole position. The No. 6 Ford driver has four top-10 finishes in five starts at Indy.
Jerry Nadeau: Named recently to replace Wally Dallenbach starting next season in the No. 25 Chevrolet owned by Hendrick Motorsports, Nadeau has fallen from 26th to 34th in the point standings over the last seven races. The current Cartoon Network driver has driver has finished 34th or worse each of his last four races.