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Neighborhood Excellence 400 presented by Bank of America - Dover International Speedway

Kenseth Wins in Dover Downs
Matt Kenseth passed Roush Racing teammate Jamie McMurray with just three laps remaining on Sunday en route to his second victory of the season. Kenseth won the Neighborhood Excellence 400 presented by Bank of America at Dover International Speedway, scoring his 12th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory in his 233rd career start, moving him into a tie with Ryan Newman for 48th on NASCAR’s all-time win list. McMurray stayed out on the track on lap 302 when many of the lead-lap cars chose to hit pit road, giving him the lead, a lead that he would not relinquish until lap 397 when Kenseth made the pass that would ultimately be for the win. McMurray led 95 laps, leading the most laps for just the second time in his career. McMurray turned 30 on Saturday and appeared on the way to celebrating his birthday in grand style until his teammate tore through the top-four cars with perfect passes to win from the 19th starting position, the first time in the last seven races at Dover that a driver has won from outside the top-10 starting spots. The trip to victory lane is Kenseth’s first at Dover in 15 career starts at the track where he made his Cup Series debut, finishing sixth while substituting for Bill Elliott. Kenseth has finished sixth or better in six of his last seven races and has won at least one race for five consecutive years. He gives owner Jack Roush his 92nd career NEXTEL Cup victory and his sixth win at Dover. McMurray settled for a disappointing second-place finish, giving Roush Racing a 1-2 finish for the second time this weekend. Mark Martin and Carl Edwards finished 1-2 in the Craftsman Truck Series race on Friday. In an odd twist, Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton gave RCR a 3-4 finish, while Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson gave Hendrick a 5-6 finish.

Neighborhood Excellence 400 Notes
· Race Results
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Chevrolet Sunday Quotes
· Final Practice
· Chevrolet Final Practice Quotes
· Rookie Final Practice Quotes
· Practice 2
· Chevrolet Practice 2 Quotes
· Ford Saturday Quotes
· Chevrolet Saturday Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Rookie Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Race Notes
· Weekend Schedule
· MRN Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Michael Waltrip Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes

Newman Masters Monster Mile Qualifying
It was hard to believe that, coming in to Dover, Ryan Newman, the pole-winning ace who earned the nickname “Rocketman”, had a big fat zero in the poles won column after the first 12 races of the 2006 season. That all ended on Friday afternoon when Newman broke through to win the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole for the Neighborhood Excellence 400 presented by Bank of America at Dover International Speedway. Newman qualified in 23.281 seconds, at an average speed of 154.633 mph, to earn his 36th career Bud Pole in 165 NEXTEL Cup Series starts. Aside from being his first pole of the season, it is only his fourth top-ten start in 13 races this year. Newman ended a streak of 14 races without a Bud Pole, which tied the longest of his career. He posted his career-first pole in his third career start (qualifying for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte in May of 2001) - prior to his official rookie season. He went 14 races before scoring his second pole, which occurred at California in April of 2002. Newman is quite fond of Dover, as he has eight out of nine starts in the top ten here. He also has won three times at Dover and has finished in the top ten in seven of the last eight races. Jeremy Mayfield posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 23.322 seconds, at an average speed of 154.361 mph, and will join Newman on the front row for the race on Sunday. Mayfield, who has three poles at Dover, posted his 10th top-10 start in 24 races at Dover. Jeff Gordon qualified in third, posting his fourth top-10 start in 2006. Kurt Busch and Kevin Harvick will start third and fourth respectively.


 

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