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UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 - Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Johnson Hits Jackpot with Third Straight Win in Vegas
Defending NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is back in the winner's circle. The Hendrick Motorsports driver drove away from teammate Jeff Gordon down the stretch Sunday to win the exciting UAW-DAIMLERCHRYSLER 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Johnson survived a brush with the wall and battled back to the front in a race that changed direction so many times, a capacity crowd had no idea who would win it until the final laps. Gordon, at one point, seemed to have the winning car. So did Jeff Burton, knocked from contention with mechanical woes late in the race. Denny Hamlin finished third after spending most of the day in the middle of the pack. And Mr. Consistency himself, Mark Martin, wound up with a fifth-place finish. Rounding out the top 10 were Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart, Ryan Newman, who has been off everyone's radar for a while, Kyle Busch and Jamie McMurray. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 10th. The race had plenty of fireworks right from the get-go. Rookie David Ragan spun out and hit the wall before the 43-car field completed a lap. Several laps later, Robby Gordon tried to go three-wide in turn one and hit Ward Burton, who then slammed into Casey Mears. Living up to pre-race expectations as a potential crash fest, on lap 17, three cars were involved in another accident, sending Dave Blaney to the garage, as well as Joe Nemechek. Clint Bowyer was also involved but continued in the race. The 1.5-mile track posed particular problems this time around for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teams. It was repaved over last winter. Tire wear was an issue during January testing and Goodyear, in the interest of safety, brought a harder tire for the race than previously used. Many of the teams struggled with a proper setup in qualifying and practice. Aric Almirola spun as did Kyle Busch, who also spun in Saturday’s NASCAR Busch Series race while battling Jeff Burton to the finish line.

UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Notes
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· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes
· Jon Wood Notes
· Aric Almirola Notes
· Brandon Whitt Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes
· David Reutimann Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· David Gilliland Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Tony Raines Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Kyle Petty Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Ken Schrader Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes

Kahne Captures UAW-DaimlerChrysler 400 Pole
Kasey Kahne won the Bud Pole for the UAW/DaimlerChrysler 400, his 13th Bud Pole 111 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup races. Kahne broke his own track qualifying record of 30.874 seconds, 174.904 mph set on March This is his first Bud Pole and second top-10 start in 2007 – both front-row starts. Kahne started California two weeks ago. This is Kahne’s second Bud Pole at Las Vegas. He has not started worse than seventh in Jeff Burton (fifth) is the only driver to start from the top-10 in all three races this season. Jon Wood and Aric Armirola qualified for their career-first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race.

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