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The Pit Stop


August 18, 2007 4:54 PM

Hamlin and Kenseth dominate at Michigan.

It was a cloudy day at the Michigan track today for the Car Fax 250.  Greg Biffle won the poll earlier today.  He is starting second for the Sunday race.

The race started out with Matt Kenseth starting out in twelfth spot running like a rocket straight up to the lead of the race.  He led the race for the most of the first half of the race. Then Denny Hamlin took the lead of the race with around 57 laps to go.  He started to bust out a five plus second lead on the field on his way to the win of the race.

A couple of drivers including Mark Martin and Brad Keselowski wound up on the final lap running out of gas.

One early caution in the race was for the spinning car driven by Tony Stewart around lap 32.

The points leader Carl Edwards who rotted around the fourteenth spot at the start of the race spun out around lap 25.  That help put him a lap down and he could never get back on the lead lap despite moving up the field passing other cars landing a lap down.  He wound up finishing in 28th spot.

“Congrats to Dave Rodgers, said Denny Hamlin.  He also stated that he finally got a win a 2 mile track.

“Got a little too tight,” said Matt Kenseth who finished in second place.

“Car was really loose,” said Kevin Harvick.  He finished in third place.

“Were just having fun,” said Jeff Burton who finished in fourth.  Richard Childress stated that it would be great to with the owner’s points championship.

“Pretty uneventful race, “said Greg Biffle who finished in fifth.  He also stated that his car was too loose at the start and then too tight at the end.

“Frustrating day, said Carl Edwards.  He complained about Reed Sorenson and his driving and also stated that the owners points race is going to be exciting for the fans.

In points Kevin Harvick who is running a part time schedule is now in second place only 700 points back of Carl Edwards.  Now in third place is David Reutimann only 730 points back.

In the owners points race though.  Richard Childress and his #29 car which has used more than one driver leads Jack Roush with Carl Edwards in the #60 car by 40 points.

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