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How Many Records Will Harvick Set With Busch Series Championship?

Kevin Harvick locked up the Busch Series championship Friday with four races still remaining on the schedule; it's the earliest any driver has ever managed to clinch the title. His winning margin currently stands at 775 points over second place Carl Edwards, easily outpacing the current record for largest margin (616 points, set by Jeff Green in 2000). Add to all that the fact that Harvick's in the Chase for the Nextel Cup, creating the possibility of a dual Busch-Cup champion for the first time in history, and it creates the illusion, at least, that this season is one that will stick to the record books for a long time to come. But is Harvick's record setting championship _really_ the feat it appears?

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Raines Makes Big Gains For No. 96 Team While Schrader Takes Huge Hit

The usual Saturday night showdown at Charlotte ended up with more twists and turns than your typical road course. Although the moon wasn't full, you couldn't tell from the activity on the track. The first lap featured a huge melee that included 14 cars, the second caution included a green flag thrown with safety vehicles still on the track, and near the end of the race, green flag pit stops were interrupted by a caution which temporarily left four cars on the lead lap.

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Kahne Says He’s Not Out of Chase; Backs It Up With Sixth Win

Kasey Kahne pulled the Lowe's Motor Speedway sweep, winning the Bank of America 500 over Jimmie Johnson. That's no mean feat considering Johnson has seemed nearly unbeatable at the track named for his sponsor, sweeping both races in both 2004 and 2005. It was Kahne's sixth win of the season and further stakes his claim as master of the intermediate tracks.

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Dedicated Safety Teams : The Debate Continues

For a good five years now, the debate has gone on about NASCAR safety and medical workers. With wrecks and mechanical failures forever ingrained in the culture of the sport, having a solid medical staff in place is necessary in order to ensure the safety of all competitiors. But, what type of medical crew would best serve the drivers: a crew specific to each particular track, or a group that travels with NASCAR to every race? While NASCAR currently adheres to the former, support seems to be gathering for the latter; whether that debate will ever reach a resolution seems to be a whole other matter altogether.

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Live from Lowe’s Motor Speedway for the Big Event!

Frontstretch is live all weekend from Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Dollar General 300 Busch Series race and the Bank of America 500 for the Nextel Cup Series. Today we will wrap up our coverage with the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series race.

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Blaney Wins in Bizarre Busch Race Finish

Bizarre hardly seems like the right word to describe the ending of the Dollar General 300 Busch Series race at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Heading into the last quarter of the race, that was hardly the case; the Roush Racing Fords of Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards were holding station at the front, and it looked like Edwards would cruise to the win. Then, everything went Friday the 13th.

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Carl Edwards Grabs Busch Series Pole

He may not be able to catch Kevin Harvick for the championship, but Carl Edwards can still win races and poles and he did just that for the Dollar General 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. Edwards posted a fast speed of 186.245 mph to win the Busch Pole Award. Teammate Matt Kenseth took the outside front row position with a fast lap of 186.181 mph. J.J. Yeley, Mike Skinner, and Casey Mears complete the top five starters.

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tops the Field In Final Practice

Ray Evernham's cars have been at the top of the time sheets all weekend, but someone else finally broke in on their domination as Dale Earnhardt, Jr. posted the fastest lap at 183.943 mph in Nextel Cup Series final practice. Kyle Busch repeated his second place result from the first session with Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, and Jimmie Johnson rounding out the five fastest cars.

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Kahne Tops In Second Practice

Scott Riggs might have stolen his teammate's thunder with his pole winning run, but Kahne retook his spot atop the field by posting the fastest lap at 183.586 mph in the second Nextel Cup Series practice session. Kyle Busch was second fastest, followed by Robby Gordon, Clint Bowyer, and Jimmie Johnson to round out the top five.

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Frontstretch Live Coverage Continues From Lowe’s Motor Speedway

Frontstretch is live all weekend from Lowe's Motor Speedway for the Dollar General 300 Busch Series race and the Bank of America 500 for the Nextel Cup Series. Today we will bring you live updates on Busch Series qualifying, Nextel Cup Series practice and the Dollar General 300 Busch Series race.

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