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Bank of America 500 - Lowe’s Motor Speedway

Gordon Wins Back-to-Back in Drive for Five
Jeff Gordon held off Clint Bowyer in a green-white-checkered finish to win the Bank of America 500 on Saturday night at Lowe's Motor Speedway - Gordon's second straight victory, his sixth of the season and the 81st of his Nextel Cup career. Fearful of running out of fuel, Gordon still crossed the finish line .579 seconds ahead of Bowyer in a race that went three laps beyond its posted distance of 334 laps. Gordon extended his lead in the Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup to 68 points over teammate Jimmie Johnson, who rallied from a succession of problems to finish 14th. Kyle Busch finished third, followed by Jeff Burton and Carl Edwards, as Chase drivers claimed the top five positions. After NASCAR red-flagged the race for 12 minutes to clean up oil on the track, Ryan Newman passed three cars to the outside after a restart on Lap 330 when Gordon's car sputtered. Two laps later, however, Newman crashed in Turn 2 and brought out the 15th and final caution to set up the two-lap dash to the finish. A hard crash in Turn 1 involving Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Riggs brought out the 13th caution of the race on Lap 279. Both Bowyer and Gordon pitted for four tires and fuel, but Kyle Busch beat Gordon out of the pits to take a short-lived lead. On Lap 285, after the subsequent restart, Gordon sailed past his lame-duck Hendrick Motorsports teammate and pulled away from the rest of the field. After Busch and Bowyer swapped the lead during a 38-lap green-flag run, NASCAR called the 14th caution of the race after Johnny Sauter spun in oil that was dropped on the track by the No. 66 Chevy of his teammate, Jeff Green. Both Kurt Busch and Stewart had to deal with problems on pit road. On Lap 177, the No. 15 car of Paul Menard rubbed Stewart's Chevrolet as it exited his pit stall. Stewart then made hard contact with the No. 9 Dodge of Kasey Kahne, who turned in front of the two-time champion, trying to reach his own pit box. Busch sustained damage on the right-front fender of his No. 2 Dodge after contact in the pits with the No. 01 Chevy of Mark Martin on Lap 191, but that wasn't his undoing. Busch regained a position in the top 10 until he dropped a cylinder later in the race and then was trapped a lap down after a caution flag interrupted a cycle of green-flag pit stops. Stewart salvaged a seventh-place result, but Busch came home 26th, two laps down.

Bank of America 500 Notes
· Race Results
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Toyota Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Point Standings
· 'Old' Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· WIX Filters Lap Leader Notes
· Final Practice
· Practice 2
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes and Audio
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Toyota Friday Quotes
· Rookie Friday Quotes
· WIX Lap Leader Quotes
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Toyota Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Qualifying Order
· Chevrolet Thursday Quotes and Audio
· Ford Thursday Quotes
· Dodge Thursday Quotes
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Chase Notes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes
· Sam Hornish Jr. Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· David Gilliland Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Tony Raines Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Bill Elliott Notes
· David Reutimann Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes

Newman Rockets to Charlotte Pole Position
Ryan Newman captured the Bud Pole for the Bank of America 500 during time trails on Thursday night under the lights at Lowe's Motor Speedway. The Rocketman won his fifth pole position of the 2007 season with a lap of 28.512 seconds, at an average speed of 189.394 mph. This is his 42nd pole in 219 career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series starts as well as his seventh pole and 12th top-10 start in 13 races at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Mr. Lowe's himself, Jimmie Johnson, posted the second-fastest qualifying time with a lap of 28.573 seconds, at an average of 188.990 mph to nab his series-leading 21st top-10 start in 2007. All decked out in pink, Bobby Labonte qualified in the third position, posting his eighth top-10 start in 2007 and his best since he started third at Bristol in August 2006. Scott Riggs (14th) was the fastest of the drivers required to make the field on time while Paul Menard (17th) was the fastest qualifying rookie.

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