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UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Johnson Two for Three With Win in Vegas
Who needs Chad Knaus? Jimmie Johnson is two for three without him. Johnson has two wins and a second-place finish in the first three races of the 2006 season with substitute crew chief Darian Grubb on top of the pit box. Johnson emerged as the winner of the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a last lap pass of Matt Kenseth following a green-white-checkered finish. The stage was set, when Denny Hamlin hit the rear of Kenny Wallace's car with three laps remaining, spreading parts across the track. This prompted the final caution of the day, setting up the third consecutive green-white-checkered finish in the NEXTEL Cup Series. Kenseth led the first lap but Johnson, who hadn’t led a lap all day, was closing in down the backstretch on the final lap. Johnson went high in turn four and Kenseth was low as the two cars drag raced to the checkered flag. Johnson was the victor by only .045 seconds or about a half of a car length, posting his second straight victory in Las Vegas. It was the only lap that Johnson would lead all day but it was the most important one. Kenseth broke the track record of laps led by a non-winner, leading five times for a total of 146 laps. The win is Johnson’s 20th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory in 150 career starts and moves him into 30th on NASCAR’s all-time win list, tied with Speedy Thompson. Johnson becomes the first driver to score a victory at Las Vegas from a top-five starting position. The win gives team owner Rick Hendrick his 142nd NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory and his third victory in the nine races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. After his second-place effort, Kenseth has now finished in the top-10 in the last four races at Las Vegas and climbs from third to second in the point standings. Kyle Busch finished third, scoring his second top-five finish in three races at his hometown track. Kasey Kahne was fourth, also posting his second top-five finish in three races at Vegas and his second top-five finish in 2006. Jeff Gordon scored his first top-ten finish of the season with a fifth-place effort today.

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Biffle Wins Las Vegas Pole Position
Greg Biffle won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole for the UAWDaimlerChrysler 400, lapping Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 31.322 seconds, at an average speed of 172.403 mph. Kasey Kahne holds the track-qualifying record of 30.874 seconds, 174.904 mph, set March 5, 2005. This is Biffle’s second career Bud Pole in 117 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races. This is his first Bud Pole and second top-10 start in 2006 – both front-row starts. He started second at California two weeks ago. This is Biffle’s third top-10 start in three races at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, including a third-place start last season. The pole is the first for the new Ford Fusion and the first ever for Roush Racing at Las Vegas. Tony Stewart posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 31.383 seconds, 172.068 mph – and will join Biffle on the front row for the UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400. It is his first start better than 12th this season and his best career start at Vegas. Last year’s race winner Jimmie Johnson qualified third for the second consecutive race, posting his third top-10 start this season. Kyle Busch will roll off from the third spot in his hometown, while Kasey Kahne starts from the fifth position. Five of the eight NEXTEL Cup races this season have been won from a starting position outside the top 15. The deepest in the field that a race winner has started at Las Vegas was 25th by Matt Kenseth in 2004.


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