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The Pit Stop


August 11, 2007 5:31 PM

Kevin Harvick wins two in a row.

Kurt Busch who won this race last year from the poll took the poll for this race as well.  Only 41 cars are in the field for the race today.

Cautions in the race did not pop up much in the first half of the race. One on lap 2 and one on lap 37.  The third caution for debris came out on lap 48.

A bunch of cars all day were spinning out, but did not bring out the caution flag.

“We had problems with the gear box all day,” said Robby Gordon. “Broke transmission.”  He also said that he passed a lot of really good cars today.  He finished the day in 36th.

Another car winding up with problems was points leader Carl Edwards.  He wound up with some bolts to the rear track bar missing.  He came in to pit road with 14 laps to go.  Edwards stated that he can’t keep giving points up and that the owner points race is heating up.  He finished the race in 32nd place.

Late in the race with 16 laps to go David Regan and Bobby Hamilton Jr. got together.  To bring out caution five.  This killed around a 5 second lead for Kevin Harvick.  Kurt Busch was in second place.

At the drop of the green flag the caution quickly came out for Steven Wallace and Juan Pablo Montoya.  Kurt Busch who was racing Kevin Harvick for the lead had an awful fist turn and fell back to fourth.

After the green flag drops it took Kurt Busch less than a lap to get back into second place.  A couple laps latter he another bad first turn and lost second place.

For Harvick’s win he had to last 43 laps on fuel.  This win marks the 31st win of his career and ties Jack Ingram for second place all time in Busch Series wins.

Shane Wilson, Kevin’s crew chief, stated that the crew work really hard to this car around from last week.

“Flat-out awesome to drive,” said Kevin Harvick on his car.  He also stated that people do not give Sam Ard and Jack Ingram enough credit.

Jeff Burton who finished in second stated that he had a good car today.

Kurt Busch stated that he did not get a good chance to cool the breaks off and that he probably burned them in the end.  He finished in third.

Paul Menard said the he would was better getting into the corner, but Kurt was better off the corner.  Fourth place finish for him.

“We did good, I’m happy,” said Brad Coleman who finished in fifth.

In points Carl Edwards looses only 21 point to David Reutimann.  He now leads by 766 points.  Kevin Harvick makes a massive move forward though and is now 791 points back.

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