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3M Performance 400 presented by Bondo - Michigan International Speedway

Edwards Outduels Busch for Win, Bonus Points
It was Old West style showdown stuff -- Kyle "Rowdy" Busch vs. Carl "Mr. Clean" Edwards. On the final restart, there were two laps for all the gold after 400 miles of lead-swapping between NASCAR's hard-charging gunslingers. Edwards, in this one, gunned Busch down, blowing him away in a two-lap dash at the end. The No. 99 driver earned 10 more bonus points, cutting the gap between him and the No. 18 team to forty points heading into the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. It was Edwards' fifth win of the year. And, once again, Jack Roush's stable of Fords proved to be too much for the competition at this two-mile speed palace beyond the suburbs of Detroit in what is known as Michigan's Irish Hills.
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3M Performance 400 Notes
· Race Results
· Ford Post-Race Quotes
· Toyota Post-Race Quotes
· Chevrolet Post-Race Quotes
· Dodge Post-Race Quotes
· Rookie Post-Race Quotes
· Post-Race Fast Facts
· Penalty Report
· WIX Lap Leader Notes
· Point Standings
· Owner Point Standings
· Pit Stall Assignments
· Final Practice
· Practice 2
· Starting Lineup
· Qualifying Results
· Toyota Qualifying Quotes
· Chevrolet Qualifying Quotes
· Dodge Qualifying Quotes
· Ford Qualifying Quotes
· Rookie Qualifying Quotes
· Practice 1
· Ford Friday Quotes
· Chevrolet Friday Quotes
· Dodge Friday Quotes
· Rookie Friday Quotes
· Qualifying Order
· Entry List
· Weekend Schedule
· Race to the Chase Notes
· Toyota Motorsports Notes & Quotes
· Team Chevy Notes & Quotes
· Dodge Motorsports Notes & Quotes
· Raybestos Rookie Notes
· WIX Lap Leader Pre-Race Notes
· Kyle Busch Notes
· Carl Edwards Notes
· Jimmie Johnson Notes
· Dale Earnhardt Jr. Notes
· Jeff Burton Notes
· Jeff Gordon Notes
· Tony Stewart Notes
· Kasey Kahne Notes
· Denny Hamlin Notes
· Greg Biffle Notes
· Kevin Harvick Notes
· Matt Kenseth Notes
· Clint Bowyer Notes
· David Ragan Notes
· Ryan Newman Notes
· Martin Truex Jr. Notes
· Kurt Busch Notes
· Jamie McMurray Notes
· Elliott Sadler Notes
· Bobby Labonte Notes
· Juan Pablo Montoya Notes
· Travis Kvapil Notes
· Casey Mears Notes
· David Gilliland Notes
· Mark Martin Notes
· Paul Menard Notes
· Robby Gordon Notes
· Reed Sorenson Notes
· Dave Blaney Notes
· Sam Hornish Jr. Notes
· Regan Smith Notes
· Patrick Carpentier Notes
· Terry Labonte Notes
· Brad Coleman Notes
· Team Red Bull Notes

Brian Vickers Bulls His Way to Michigan Pole Position
Brian Vickers put his Red Bull Toyota on the pole position for the 3M Performance 400 presented by Bondo on Friday afternoon in the Irish Hills of Michigan. Vickers put down a very quick lap of 38.189 seconds, at an average speed 188.536 mph, around the Michigan International Speedway to give Team Red Bull their first career pole. This is Vickers' fifth pole in 159 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races and his first pole in 10 races at Michigan International Speedway. Jimmie Johnson qualified in the second position, posting his 18th top-10 start of 2008 and his ninth in 14 races at Michigan. Elliott Sadler, who will be racing for a one million dollar donation for the Children’s Miracle Network on Sunday, took the third starting position, giving him his eighth top-10 start at Michigan International Speedway. It is his ninth in 23 races this season. Patrick Carpentier (sixth) was the fastest qualifying rookie and the fastest of the drivers who had to qualify on time.

NASCAR Newscast: Michigan Review

  • Carl Edwards claimed his fifth win of the season, earning 10 more bonus points and moving closer to NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch, who finished second, with only three races left in the Race to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
    [Watch Video]

    Michigan International Speedway Photos

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    Video: Post-Race News Conferences at Michigan

  • Carl Edwards says it's an honor to win for not just the team but Roush and Ford Motor Company (27 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Runner-up Kyle Busch isn't worried about the next three races, it's three other tracks he wants to get better at (34 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Post-Qualifying News Conferences at Michigan

  • Brian Vickers wishes he knew how they were able to "hit it" in qualifying to nab the pole (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson predicts Michigan could be a fuel-mileage race (24 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Elliott Sadler has "started off this weekend on the right foot" (10 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Patrick Carpentier credits teammate Elliott Sadler with advice that helped him qualify 6th (51 seconds) [Watch Video]

    Video: Friday News Conferences at Michigan

  • Jeff Burton explains the difference between Michigan and the 1.5-mile tracks in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup (1 minute, 2 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jeff Burton talks about gambling for a win to earn 10 bonus points in the Chase (56 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson gives his thoughts on Ryan Newman joining Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing (1 minute, 3 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Jimmie Johnson assesses his team's performance heading into the Chase (38 seconds) [Watch Video]
  • Greg Biffle talks about being close to the Chase bubble (26 seconds) [Watch Video]

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