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Dodge Dealers 400 - Dover International Speedway

Edwards Conquers the Monster in Dover
Carl Edwards survived a good-old-fashioned slugfest with the "Monster Mile" on Sunday to win the Dodge Dealers 400 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at Dover International Speedway. Edwards managed to escape a wreck-filled race that knocked many of the championship contenders out of the second event in the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup, the most sought title in American motorsports today. A record 13 caution flags kept the field slowed on a sunny day before a huge crowd that saw former NASCAR champion Matt Kenseth lead 191 laps before the engine in his Ford went up in smoke near the end. Edwards, one of the Chase contenders, drove away from runnerup Greg Biffle in a five-lap sprint following the day's final caution period to take the checkered flag. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., battled back from being a lap down to finish third. Veteran Mark Martin was fourth and Kyle Busch was fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Casey Mears, Chase contender Jeff Burton, Jamie McMurray, Chase contender and former champion Tony Stewart, and former Formula One Champion Juan Pablo Montoya. A 12-car pileup on the main straightway sidelined a host of cars, including Chase contender Kurt Busch, who triggered the accident when something on his car broke. Busch's car veered into the outside wall and careened back across the track in front of most of the field. Cars involved in the accident included defending champion Jimmie Johnson, Chase contender Martin Truex, Jr., Ryan Newman, Jeff Green, Kasey Kahne, Bobby Labonte, J.J. Yeley, Kyle Busch, Scott Riggs, Elliott Sadler and Reed Sorensen. Other Chase contenders had problems, including Denny Hamlin, involved in a wreck with Kyle Petty that relegated Hamlin to a 38th place finish. Kenseth wound up 35th. Kurt Busch was 29th, Kevin Harvick, 20th, Johnson, 14th, Jeff Gordon, 11th and Clint Bowyer, 12th. Sunday's action tightened the point battle with just three points separating the top three drivers, Gordon, Stewart and Edwards. Cautions littered the first half of the race and pit road had to be closed to attend to an injured Michael Waltrip crew member during one of the caution periods. Mark Harris, the gas man for Waltrip, was transported to a local hospital for further observation after being knocked down during a pit stop. Kevin Harvick lost two laps changing a flat tire at Lap 170. Harvick had been running with the leaders in the top 10 at the time. Defending champion Johnson suffered the same fate several laps later, losing two laps while his crew changed a flat right rear. Jeff Gordon assumed the lead in the points battle followed by Tony Stewart (two points back), Carl Edwards (three points back), Jimmie Johnson (four points back) and Kyle Busch (10 points out of first).

Dodge Dealers 400 Notes
· Race Results
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Toyota Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· WIX Filters Lap Leader Notes
· Point Standings
· 'Old' Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Final Practice
· Practice 2
· Dodge Saturday Quotes
· Ford Saturday Quotes
· Rookie Saturday Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Toyota Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes and Audio Files
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Chase Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes
· Sam Hornish Jr. Notes
· Scott Wimmer Notes
· Ken Schrader Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Tony Raines Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· David Reutimann Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Kenny Wallace Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes

Johnson Roars to Dover Pole Position
Jimmie Johnson scorched his competition during time trials on Friday in Dover. Johnson, who was fastest on the speed charts in the first practice session, went out and roared to the Bud Pole for Sundayís Dodge Dealers 400 at the Dover International Speedway with a quick lap of 23.261 seconds, at an average speed of 154.765 mph. This is Johnsonís 11th pole position in 211 career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup starts and his second pole and 19th top-10 start in 2007, including each of the past eight races. This is Johnsonís first Bud Pole and seventh top-10 starts in 12 races at Dover International Speedway. He started first here in June 2005 when qualifying was canceled. Juan Pablo Montoya posted the second-fastest qualifying time with a lap of 23.402 seconds, at an average of 153.833 mph. This is his seventh top-10 start in 2007 and his third time to start second. He started 16th in his first race at Dover this past June. Denny Hamlin will start from the third position, posting his second top-10 start in four Dover races. Six of the 12 Chase drivers qualified in the top 10: Johnson, Hamlin, Kurt Busch (fourth), Martin Truex Jr. (fifth), Kevin Harvick (seventh) and Matt Kenseth (10th). Scott Riggs (sixth) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time.

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