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Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 - Atlanta Motor Speedway

Stewart Dominates Under the Lights in Atlanta
Tony Stewart, NASCARís defending champion, might not be in the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup championship this season, but he remains a threat to win week in and week out. He won Sunday, passing leader Dale Earnhardt Jr., a few laps from the finish to capture the Bass Pro Shops 500. Jimmie Johnson also passed Earnhardt to finish third. Earnhardt held off matt Kenseth for third by about one foot. Earnhardt, who raced with the leaders throughout the race, stayed on track when the final caution waved with less than 20 laps to go. All of the other frontrunners chose to pit for new tires. Greg Biffle wound up fifth. Mark Martin, in contention all day, was a victim of a multi-car crash that involved nearly a dozen cars. He slammed into the wall as cars spun around him but the accident knocked him from a top 10 finishing position to 36th. Kasey Kahne was also involved in an accident and finished 38th. Two other Chase contenders, Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch, had terrible days, finishing 31st and 27th, respectively. With just three races remaining in the season, Kenseth held on to the top of the standings, followed by Johnson, who is only 26 points behind, Hamlin, Earnhardt and Jeff Burton, who finished 13th. Harvick is sixth, Gordon seventh, Martin eighth, Kahne ninth and Busch 10th. Tony Stewart, who qualified 11th, streaked away to a comfortable lead once the race restarted, leaving no doubt in anyone's mind the Home Depot Chevrolet was going for broke on this sunny autumn afternoon. Earnhardt Jr., who vowed to take extra chances that might move him up in the Chase standings, ran with the leaders before a flat tire sent him to the pits at 33 laps. He was back up front after the third caution for debris at 76 laps, with Harvick in second and Johnson third. By the midway point of race, Stewart, Gordon, Earnhardt, Johnson and Jeff Burton were running a torrid pace, so fast more than half the starting field was a lap behind, including Chase contenders Harvick and Denny Hamlin. Kenseth was also having some problems with his DEWALT Ford but managed to remain in the top 10.

Bass Pro Shops 500 Notes
· Race Results
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· 'Old' Style Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· WIX Filters Lap Leader Notes
· Final Practice
· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Saturday Quotes
· Ford Saturday Quotes
· Dodge Saturday Quotes
· Rookie Saturday Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Entry List
· Race Notes
· MRN Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Todd Bodine Notes
· Michael Waltrip Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes

Rain Puts Kenseth on Bass Pro Shops 500 Pole
Rain washed out all of Fridayís activities at Atlanta Motor Speedway, wiping out the qualifying session for Sunday's Bass Pro Shops 500. The field was set in accordance to the NASCAR rule book, giving Matt Kenseth the top starting position. Kevin Harvick will join Kenseth on the front row, as the 10 drivers chasing the championship will start from the top ten.

Revised Saturday Schedule for Atlanta Motor Speedway
8:00 a.m. Garage opens
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. NCTS Final Practice
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. NNCS Practice
12:05 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. NNCS Final Practice
1:15 p.m. NCTS Qualifying
3:10 p.m. IROC Race
4:00 p.m. NNCS Garage Closes
4:35 p.m. NCTS Driver Introductions
5:05 p.m. NCTS Race

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