The first day of practice and qualifying is over at Lowes Motor Speedway.
Jimmie Johnson is on the pole for the All Star race, Dale Earnhardt Jr. found his pit box and held the top spot for a while.
Tony Stewart figured two tires was enough for qualifying, Carl Edwards loose nuts cost him the pole, and Kyle Busch once again pouted because of his teams poor performance.
All this and more from the All Star weekend at Lowe's Motor Speedway.
This picture, Tony Stewart sits patiently while his crew makes adjustments on his car.
Rick Hendrick, car owner of many teams, shares a laugh with an unknown person.
Jeff Gordon talks strategy with Donnie Allison, a NASCAR legend.
Transponders and GPS monitors await installation into each teams car.
The garage area starts to empty out as cars hit the track for their first practice of the day.
David Reutimann, eyes wide open, readys for the days first practice.
Jeff Burtons crew left a suttle reminder of who drove the car to its last victory.
Brian Vickers hopes his sponsor's slogan comes in handy Saturday night.
Kyle Busch has an incentive taped to his dash board, a 1 million dollar bill. "Its there for the taking, and I am gonna take it" said Busch
Greg Biffle leans against the wall in the media center. Biffle was delayed a while because of the Brian France news conference.
Kasey Kahne balances on two floor jacks as he waits for his car to be adjusted during practice.
Carl Edwards car waits for adjustments during morning practice.
Jack Roush offers a friendly wave as he heads for the garage area to check on his litter of race cars.
Casey Mears checks traffic both ways before crossing in the busy garage area.
Kyle Busch does a burn out as he heads onto the track for his qualifying effort.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. gets service from his crew during qualifying. Earnhardt would put the car on the pole with this effort.
Earnhardt Jr. celebrates his top qualifying effort with a drink from his sponsor.
Carl Edwards would knock Jr. off the top spot, but a lug nut penalty would knockEdwards off the pole.
Kyle Busch was obviously dissapointed with his teams effort in the qualifying. He didnt say a word to the media, except good bye.
A celabratory sticker adorns the headlight of Jr'sracec ar.
Jimmie Johnson iscertainly on cloud nine after putting his car on the pole for the All Star race.