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Citizens Bank 400 - Michigan International Speedway

Edwards Snaps 52-Race Winless Streak in Michigan
This one came down to the end. Three cars were fast all day, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson and Martin Truex, Jr. Crew chiefs were fidgeting. Crew members were cracking their knuckles. Car owners were crossing their fingers. A father's day crowd of more than 100,000 NASCAR fans stayed on its feet for the final 30 laps. With his crew chief telling him to "keep being smooth, don't push it," Edwards pushed his Office Depot, Jack Roush Ford across the finish line ahead of Truex for his first win in 52 races. While Edwards was collecting the checkered flag, Johnson, running third with seven laps to go, ran out of gas and coasted into the pits, relegating Johnson to a 19th place finish after a sterling run. Truex was second but dropped back at the end after brushing the wall trying so hard to catch Edwards. Tony Stewart was third and Casey Mears fourth, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., was fifth. Rounding out the top 10 were Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Jeff Gordon and Michael Waltrip. Edwards' win did not come without an anxious moment when the back-flipping young driver was penalized earlier in the race for being too fast on pit road. He came back to the front after re-starting from the rear. Truex also battled back after a spinout by Ryan Newman and Jeff Green sent several drivers, including Truex, careening through a cloud of heavy smoke. Stewart's third-place finish was also awesome. The former champion battled into contention after starting from the rear in a patched-up car as a result of a practice accident with David Gilliland. Edwards dedicated the win to his Dad on Father's Day. The win was also a delight for No. 99 team member Tom Giacchi who had vowed back in 2005 not to shave until Edwards won again. Edwards turned barber in victory lane when he took a pair of sissors and took a couple of whacks at Giacchi's long beard.

Citizens Bank 400 Notes
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· Final Practice
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· Practice 1
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· MRN Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes
· John Andretti Notes
· Bill Elliott Notes
· Ward Burton Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· J.J. Yeley Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· David Stremme Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· Tony Raines Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Sterling Marlin Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Joe Nemechek Notes
· Jeff Green Notes
· Ricky Rudd Notes
· Scott Riggs Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Dale Jarrett Notes
· Jeremy Mayfield Notes

Yeley Captures Career First Pole Position
J. J. Yeley edged defending NEXTEL Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson to win the Bud Pole for the Citizens Bank 400 at the Michigan International Speedway on Friday afternoon. Yeley laid down a qualifying lap of 38.399 seconds, at an average speed of 187.505 mph, to capture his first career pole position in 57 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup starts. This is his second top-10 start in 2007 and his first start of better than 14th in three races at Michigan. Jimmie Johnson qualified in second by 1/1000th of a second. This is his eighth top-10 start in 2007 and his fourth in 11 races at Michigan. Kyle Busch qualified third, posting his fifth top-10 start of 2007, and just his second since Phoenix. This is his second top-10 start in five Michigan races. Ryan Newman's consecutive poles streak ends at three after he qualifies fourth. He scores his fifth top-10 start of 2007 and his first that was not a Bud Pole. This is his ninth top-10 start in 12 races at Michigan. Joe Nemechek posted his season-best starting position after qualifying fifth.

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