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Chevy Rock & Roll 400 - Richmond International Raceway

Harvick Sweeps Richmond, Stewart Misses the Chase
Kevin Harvick won the battle and Tony Stewart lost the war. Harvick won the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway, scoring his eighth NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory in his 204th career start, while Stewart, the 2005 series champion, will not have the opportunity to defend his title after missing the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup by 16 points following an 18th-place finish. This is the first year that Stewart will not finish among the top-10 since 1999. Harvick passed Kyle Busch for the lead with one lap to go and held on for a 0.153-second victory. Busch led a race high 248 laps and appeared on his way to victory lane before Harvick made his late charge. Harvick’s third win of the season places him into 56th on NASCAR’s all-time winners list, tied with Kyle Petty. The win for Harvick gave him a sweep of the weekend’s events at Richmond, the second time he has pulled off a sweep this season. He also swept both races at Phoenix in April. Speaking of brooms, this is first time in NASCAR history that a weekend sweep has occurred on three consecutive weekends, Matt Kenseth swept at Bristol two weeks ago and Kasey Kahne swept at California last weekend. While Harvick has been dominant in the NASCAR Busch Series at Richmond, winning three in a row, this marks his first victory in 12 NEXTEL Cup races at RIR. Harvick extended a 38-race streak of running at the finish, the longest current streak. He has posted 10 consecutive top-15 finishes. Harvick remains third in the point standings and will start the Chase for the Championship only ten points behind first-place Matt Kenseth. Busch settled for second place, scoring his fourth top-five finish in four races at Richmond. He climbed from fifth to fourth in the point standings. Kasey Kahne finished third and climbed over Stewart to make his way into the Chase for the first time in his career. Lost in the Chase shuffle was Dave Blaney’s fourth-place effort. This is his best finish since he finished third at Darlington in March of 2003. In possibly his final full-time season, Mark Martin finished in fifth place and will compete in the Chase for the third straight year, one of only three drivers to do so. Martin has finished fourth in the Chase for two years in a row.

Chevy Rock & Roll 400 Notes
· Race Results
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
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· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· WIX Filters Lap Leader Notes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
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· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Final Practice
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Rookie Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Race Notes
· Weekend Schedule
· MRN Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Michael Waltrip Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Jeff Green Notes

Hamlin Speeds to Hometown Pole at Richmond
In front of family members and hometown fans, rookie Denny Hamlin made them all proud by winning the pole position for Saturday night’s Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Hamlin, who is fighting for a place in the Chase for the NEXTEL Cup, qualified in 21.096 seconds, at an average speed of 127.986 mph, to earn his fourth career Bud Pole in 33 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series starts. This is Hamlin’s first pole and second top-10 start in two races at Richmond. He started seventh and finished second here in May. Hamlin is now the 13th consecutive different Bud Pole winner at Richmond International Raceway. Jeff Burton posted the second-quickest qualifying lap and will join Hamlin on the front row for the race tomorrow night, starting from the outside pole. Burton, who is also battling for a place in the Chase, has started from the top-10 in nine of his 25 races at Richmond. Jeff Gordon qualified third, his 21st top-10 start in his 27 races at Richmond. Mark Martin will start from the fourth spot, while Kevin Harvick will roll off fifth. The top-five starting spots all went to drivers jockeying for the final ten positions in points to make the Chase for the Championship, which begins next week at Loudon. While six of the 11 drivers still eligible for the Chase qualified in the top 10.


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