The Frontstretch: Wisconsin Native Rules Milwaukee, Again! by Jeff Meyer -- Saturday June 24, 2006

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Wisconsin Native Rules Milwaukee, Again!

Jeff Meyer · Saturday June 24, 2006

 

For the second time in as many years, a son of Wisconsin has won the AT&T 250.

25-year-old Paul Menard survived the chrome horn of Kevin Harvick in the waning laps and took the checkered flag in a race that went into overtime.

On a restart at lap 248, Harvick, who was in second at the time, attempted to bump Menard out of the way, Bristol style, as they exited turn 2. J.J. Yeley, in like fashion, bumped Harvick and sent him spinning, collecting a couple more cars in the melee.

This is only the second start in a Busch car at the Milwaukee Mile for Menard, and his first Busch win. Last year, he started third and finished third. Tonight’s win moved Menard up two spots in the Busch Series Standings.

Denny Hamlin, who started at the rear of the field because he did not actually qualify the polesitting car (which was qualified by Aric Almirola), passed Yeley on lap 256 to capture second, relegating Yeley to third.

Jason Leffler, Mike Wallace, Stacy Compton, Danny O’Quinn Jr., Kenny Wallace, Johhny Sauter and David Reutimann rounded out the top ten.

Danny O’Quinn Jr. was the top finishing rookie.

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