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Subway Fresh 500 - Phoenix International Raceway

Harvick Shines at Night in the Valley of the Sun
Kevin Harvick won the Subway Fresh 500 at Phoenix International Raceway, scoring his sixth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory in his 186th career start. He also won the NASCAR Busch Series race at Phoenix on Friday night, sweeping the weekend at the one mile track. This is the second time a driver has swept both races in a weekend at Phoenix. Jeff Burton was the last driver to accomplish that feat in the year 2000. Harvick passed leader Greg Biffle with only 10 laps remaining and won going away as driver after driver ran out of fuel while the race was nearing an end. Roush teammates Biffle and Mark Martin were the dominant cars on the night, leading 262 of the race’s 312 laps between them. Harvick led one time in the event, leading the final ten circuits. Harvick won by a margin of 2.774 seconds over Tony Stewart, as Biffle and Martin ran out of gas in the waning laps. Harvick’s last victory came at Bristol Motor Speedway in April 2005, 39 races ago, where he also swept the weekend winning both the Cup and Busch races. Harvick becomes the sixth different race winner in eight races this season and the 17th different race winner in 20 NEXTEL Cup races at Phoenix. With the win, Harvick climbed from ninth to eighth in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup point standings. After eight races in 2005, he ranked 11th. This is team owner Richard Chidress’s 78th NEXTEL Cup victory. Childress has scored two NEXTEL Cup victories at Phoenix. His other Phoenix victory was by Dale Earnhardt in 1990. Stewart ended up in the runner-up position, his sixth top-10 finish in nine races at Phoenix and his fifth top-five finish of the season. Matt Kenseth came home in third, scoring his fourth top-10 finish in eight races at Phoenix and climbed from second to first in the NEXTEL Cup point standings. In his first race with new crew chief Wally Brown, Carl Edwards finished fourth, posting his best finish at Phoenix and his third top-five effort of 2006. Harvick’s rookie teammate Clint Bowyer crossed the finish line in the fifth position, marking his career-first top-five effort. Bowyer led 21 laps, the first laps of his NEXTEL Cup career, becoming the 31st different lap leader of the season.

Subway Fresh 500 Notes
· Race Results
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
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· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Lap Leader Notes
· Final Practice
· Practice 2
· Rookie Practice Quotes
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Qualifying Order
· Chevrolet Thursday Quotes
· Ford Thursday Quotes
· Dodge Thursday Quotes
· Rookie Thursday Quotes
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Race Notes
· MRN Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Michael Waltrip Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes

Kyle Busch Wraps Up Phoenix Pole
Kyle Busch won the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Bud Pole for the Subway Fresh 500, lapping Phoenix International Raceway in 26.917 seconds at 133.744 mph. Busch’s second career Bud Pole comes in his 50th NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race. Busch becomes the 13th different driver to post a pole position at Phoenix – the fourth different one in the past four races. Greg Biffle posted the second-quickest qualifying lap of 26.990 seconds, 133.383 mph – and will join Kyle Busch on the front row for the Subway Fresh 500. Biffle has posted seven top-10 starts this season – failing to start in the top-10 in only the season-opening Dayton 500. Tony Stewart qualified third, posting his fourth top-three start of the season. It is his best start in nine races at Phoenix – bettering his previous best of sixth, which he had posted three times. Matt Kenseth put up his best start of the 2006 season and his career-best start at Phoenix with a fourth-place qualifying effort. It is his first start of better than 12th in eight races here. Carl Edwards rounded out the top five with his third top-10 start this season and his second in four races at Phoenix.


 

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