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Food City 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway

Harvick Survives to Win Crashfest at Bristol
So who needs a crew chief? Kevin Harvick won the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway, while his crew chief Todd Berrier was at the house, serving race number two in a four-race suspension handed down by NASCAR after infractions at Las Vegas. Already down a crew chief, the crew found a puddle under the No. 29 on Sunday morning after the impound. The car was found to have to have leaky power steering, and in order to change the part, Harvick would have to start at the rear of the field, which he did. Not any of those things would deter Harvick from his ultimate goal, victory lane. Harvick broke a 55-race winless streak with his win on Sunday, his first win since he won at Indy in August of 2003. Starting from the rear, Harvick would avoid many wrecks, including a 14-car pileup, and would take the lead for the first time at lap 91 and would pass Greg Biffle at lap 434 and would lead the rest of the way. Harvick would win going away beating Elliott Sadler by 4.652 seconds to capture his fifth career Nextel Cup win. Harvick led three times for 109 laps, while Rusty Wallace led the most laps in the event, leading four times four a total of 157 laps. Elliott Sadler finished second after starting from the pole position, while Tony Stewart came home in third. Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Dale Jarrett rounded out the top five in the finishing order. The event was slowed by 14 caution periods for a total of 115 laps, including the first one on lap three.

Food City 500 Notes
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· Final Practice
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· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Race Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Terry Labonte Notes
· Ken Schrader Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Rusty Wallace Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Mike Bliss Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes

Sadler Grabs Bristol Pole Position
Elliott Sadler grabbed the NASCAR Nextel Cup Bud Pole Position on Friday evening for the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Sadler turned in a quick lap of 15.022 seconds, at an average speed of 127.733 miles per hour, to earn the pole at the track where he scored his first career Cup win. Sadler’s pole is his first since he won the top starting position at Talladega in September of 2003. Dave Blaney qualified in 15.056 seconds, at an average speed of 127.444 mph, to nab the outside pole position, starting from the second spot. In his, “Last Call,” Rusty Wallace will roll off from the starting grid in the third position. Jeff Gordon will start fourth and rookie Travis Kvapil will round out the top-five starting positions.


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