INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis 500 fans may get two more bump-filled qualifying days this weekend now that there are 34 car-driver combinations.

The newest entries, IndyCar veterans Roberto Moreno and Alex Barron, were added to the entry list yesterday. Moreno replaces Stephan Gregoire, who fractured a vertebra in his back Thursday when he crashed the No. 77 car of Chastain Motorsports.

Barron will drive the No. 98 CURB Records car.

Eleven spots remain open in the 33-car starting grid and all are expected to be filled today.

Nextel Cup

CONCORD, N.C. - Matt Kenseth rolled into his pit box and drove away 11.6 seconds later - the quickest four-tire pit stop of qualifying - to overtake Jimmie Johnson and take the pole for tonight's Nextel All-Star Challenge.

Kenseth completed three laps and the pit stop in 2 minutes, 1.40 seconds at Lowe's Motor Speedway for his second all-star pole. Kurt Busch qualified third, followed by Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton for the non-points race, which includes four 20-lap segments.


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Dale Earnhardt Inc. has merged its engine program with Richard Childress Racing. The merger is similar to an agreement Earnhardt once had with Childress and Andy Petree to build a program for restrictor-plate races.

ATLANTA - NASCAR can't stop AT&T Inc. from featuring its logo on Jeff Burton's No. 31 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, a federal judge ruled. NASCAR asked for the ruling to be put on hold pending appeal.

Sprint Nextel Corp. sponsors NASCAR's premier series.