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AMD at the Glen - Watkins Glen International

Harvick Holds off Stewart for Glen Win
Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart are good friends off the race track, but neither one was ready to do the other any favors over the final 10 laps in the AMD at The Glen on Sunday at Watkins Glen International. Stewart passed Harvick with just nine laps to go, then Harvick returned the favor with only three circuits remaining as the Richard Childress Racing driver bested the reigning series champion for the win before a huge throng at the New York road course. Entering Sunday's race, Harvick had never won a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series road course race in 11 previous career starts and had led just six road course laps in his NEXTEL Cup career. Stewart, on the other hand, had won three of the last four NEXTEL Cup races at Watkins Glen and has visited victory lane five times in his road course career. But it was Harvick who found a little extra horsepower down the front straightaway and passed Stewart as the two drivers drove wheel to wheel past the start/finish line in front of thousands of cheering fans. Kurt Busch initially looked like he might make it a weekend sweep of poles and victories. Busch, who won both NASCAR poles this weekend and the NASCAR Busch Series race on Saturday, led 38 laps and appeared to be the car to beat for much of the race. But Busch saw his domination turn into despair on lap 54 as he headed to pit road just as a caution came out for a Joe Nemechek spin. As television replays clearly showed, the lights came on to close pit road just prior to Busch entering. The pilot of the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge was then sent to the tail end of the longest line on the restart as a result of his infraction for pitting while pit road was closed. Although Busch continued to claw his way back to the front, he also suffered some right front end damage during an on-track incident on lap 61 and climbed to finish 19th. Jamie McMurray came home third, road course veteran Robby Gordon finished fourth and Carl Edwards got the fifth spot. Rounding out the top 10 were Boris Said, Scott Pruett, Elliott Sadler, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin. Sadler made a strong comeback from a spin into the sand on the first lap and Kyle Busch remarkably was the “beneficiary” or “lucky dog” five times en route to his top-10 finish.

AMD at the Glen Notes
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· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
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· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
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· Final Practice
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· Practice 2
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
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· Ford Qualifying Quotes
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· Practice 1
· 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
· Marc Goossens Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Scott Pruett Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Brian Vickers Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· J.J.Yeley Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Michael Waltrip Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Bill Elliott Notes

Kurt Busch Sweeps Road Course Pole Positions in 2006
Kurt Busch was much faster that the competition on Friday afternoon on the 2.45-mile, 11-turn road course in upstate New York. Busch won the pole position for the AMD at the Glen at Watkins Glen International by over one mile per hour over the second-place qualifier. Busch qualified in 71.727 seconds, at an average speed of 122.966 mph, to give him a season sweep of the Bud Pole positions at the two road courses on the NEXTEL Cup schedule. Busch’s sixth career pole comes in his 206th NEXTEL Cup Series start. This is his third Bud Pole and series-leading 16th top-10 start this season. Busch became the 14th different Bud Pole winner in 24 races at Watkins Glen. This is Busch’s first Bud Pole and fifth top-10 start in six races at Watkins Glen, he has improved his starting position each race since he started 20th in his first start at Watkins Glen in 2001. Dodge will have cars starting 1-2-3 on Sunday. This is the 10th Bud Pole and fifth front-row sweep in 2006 for the manufacturer, Chevrolet has seven Bud Poles and Ford has four. Kasey Kahne posted the second-quickest qualifying lap during time trials, posting a lap of 72.387 seconds, at an average speed of 121.845 mph, to earn his 14th top-10 start in 2006. This is Kahne’s first start of better than 11th in three races at Watkins Glen as well as his career-best road-course start. Busch’s Penske Racing teammate Ryan Newman qualified third, his fourth top-10 start in five races at The Glen, and will start directly behind Busch on Sunday. Jeff Gordon will start from the fourth position, posting his ninth Watkins Glen top-10 start in his 14th race here. NEXTEL Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson rounds out the top-five starting positions, notching his first top-10 qualifying effort at Watkins Glen.


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