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The Pit Stop


June 30, 2007 4:58 PM

Harvick Dominates in New Hampshire

Part time Busch Series driver Kevin Harvick took the poll earlier today for the Camping World 200 this morning.  Sitting along side of him in second is the Carl Edwards.

“Should be a good day,” said Juan Pablo Montoya.  Tony Stewart stated that he did not realize it was his only second start here in the Busch Series. “Pretty decent on long runs,” said Greg Biffle.

Dave Blaney said that he does not understand why they held the Busch Series driver meeting during NEXTEL Cup practice.  He missed the meeting and had go to the back of the pack even though he qualified the car in the top ten.  His race dace started well by moving up into the top 20, but by lap 72 he was complaining of electrical problems around lap 72 and dropped off the pace very quickly.

Taking a wild ride taken today was by Eric McClure on lap 82 who crashes his car and had two tires up over the top of the safer barrier.  The other big caution came on lap 42 as David Gilliland and Marcos Ambrose spin out.  Getting caught in this mess and racking up the most damage was J.J. Yeley.  “The hole just closed,” said Yeley.

With 50 laps to go it was Kevin Harvick in the lead with Carl Edwards right behind him in second.

With around 35 laps to go Clint Bowyer helps Juan Pablo Montoya to spin out and crash into the wall.  “I don’t know what he was thinking,” said Juan.

This was the caution flag the cars needed to get tires and fuel.  Matt Kenseth takes only two tires to get the lead of the race.  Harvick comes out in second while Edwards comes out in fourth.

After the green flag dropped it took about one lap and Harvick was leading the race again.  At 21 laps to go Carl Edwards moved back into second place, but was still over one second back to Kevin.  With 8 laps left it was cut in half.  With three laps to go he was right behind him.  On the final lap he gave it one shot, but could not even pull along side of him for a chance at the lead of the race.

Kevin’s win marks the 21st different driver to win this race out of 21 races run at this track.  He was in the number 21 car today. Kevin dominated this race leading over 160 laps of this event.  Other cars leading some laps were Jason Keller, Denny Hamlin, and Carl Edwards.

“Auto Zone Chevrolet was really good,” said Harvick.  He stated that the car was set up for short runs and thought that he should have made some changes to car on the last pit stop.

“That was exciting for me,” said Carl Edwards on the finish of the race.  He stated that he needed a few more laps to pass Kevin.

“It would be so loose on the restarts,” said Matt Kenseth on fresh tires. He finished in third place.

Tony Stewart who finished in fourth said he was real happy to drive for team.

"Just couldn't do anything on the short runs, " said Denny Hamlin who finished fifth.

“Just one of those racing deals,” said Bowyer on the spin of Juan’s car. “I was under him.”  Bowyer finished the race in sixth place.

In points Carl Edwards does some more expanding of his massive lead in the points. He now leads David Reutimann by 809 points.  Kevin Harvick moves back up to third place in the points do to his win, but 868 points back to Carl.  Dave Blaney and his crappy 35th place finish put him fifth place in points, 970 of them, back to Carl Edwards.

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