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Autism Speaks 400 Presented by Visa - Dover International Speedway

Truex Claims First Cup Win at the Monster Mile
Martin Truex Jr., the future face of Dale Earnhardt Inc., proved today that the team will be in good hands in 2008 and beyond when its nameplate makes the leap to another team. Truex dominated the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa at Dover International Speedway, to score his first career victory in 58 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series races. Truex Jr. led six times for a total of 216 laps of the 400-lap race on the venue he calls his home track. "I've got to thank all these guys and everyone at DEI for all their hard work in times of change and times when people don't really know what's going on and they need some leadership and some direction, I'm just real happy to be the one here in victory lane," said Truex Jr. "It couldn't come at a better race track for us and for Bass Pro Shops and Chevrolet and everybody involved. What an unbelievable race car we had today." After the race, Truex Jr. used his press conference to question those who have predicted the demise of DEI once Dale Earnhardt Jr. leaves the organization. "I still don't understand where everyone was coming from when they thought that DEI was going to go away just because Dale Junior went away. It started before he started driving. He's a great asset. He's been a great teammate for me. He's been a great mentor for me. But we can go on. We can win races, just as we've shown today." Truex joined Casey Mears, who won last week at Lowe’s Motor Speedway as the first back-to-back first time race winners since Jerry Nadeau and Michael Waltrip won in the final race of 2000 and the first race of 2001 respectively. The last time there were back-to-back first-time race winners in the same season was Tony Stewart and Joe Nemechek in 1999. Ryan Newman started from the Bud Pole and ended up with his season’s best finish of second place, his fifth top-10 of 2007. Carl Edwards also posted his best finish of the season, coming home in the third position. Rounding out the top-five finishing positions were Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth.

Autism Speaks 400 Notes
· Race Results
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Toyota Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· WIX Filters Lap Leader Notes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Ford Rain-Delay Quotes
· Rookie Rain-Delay Quotes
· Final Practice
· Practice 2
· Chevrolet Saturday Quotes
· Ford Saturday Quotes
· Dodge Saturday Quotes
· Rookie Saturday Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Toyota Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· MRN Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Toyota Notes and Quotes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· Tony Raines Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Bill Elliott Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes

Rains Postpones Autism Speaks 400 at Dover
Persistent rain in the Dover, Delaware area has caused the postponement of the Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa at Dover International Speedway. The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race will be held on Monday, June 4, 2007 at 12:00 pm ET and will be aired by FOX.

Newman Darts to Dover Pole Position
Make it two in a row for the Rocketman. Ryan Newman scored his second consecutive Bud Pole on Friday afternoon at Dover International Speedway. Newman won the pole position for Sunday's Autism Speaks 400 presented by Visa with a lap of 23.541 seconds, at an average speed of 152.925 mph. This is his third top-10 start in 2007 – all Bud Poles. Newman, who also won the Bud Pole last week in Charlotte, posted his first back-to-back Bud Poles since Atlanta- Texas in November 2005. Jeremy Mayfield holds the track qualifying record with a lap of 22.288 seconds, 161.522 mph set on June 4, 2004. Dale Earnhardt Jr. qualified second with a lap of 23.624 seconds, 152.38 mph and will join Newman on the front row. It is his sixth top-10 start and best starting position of the season. Bobby Labonte (third) posted his best qualifying effort since he started third at Bristol in August 2006. Juan Pablo Montoya (16th) was the highest qualifying rookie. Scott Riggs (10th) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time.


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