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Numbers Game: 2007 Centurion Boats At The Glen

0 Autographs signed while racing the Centurion Boats at the Glen. During the red flag period for the Kevin Harvick/Juan Pablo Montoya incident, a fan came out on the track to ask Matt Kenseth for his John Hancock. Claiming he was a "little busy," Kenseth refused - as the fan was quickly arrested and dragged off by security.

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Mayor of South Bend, Ind. Proclaims August 21, 2007 as David Stremme Day

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (August 13, 2007) – David Stremme, driver of the No.40 Coors Light Dodge for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS), will return to his home city of South Bend, Ind. on Tuesday, August 21st for the ultimate in fan-friendly events. Stremme will appear at the downtown …

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Montoya The Madman Or Harvick The Hothead – Either Way, Just What NASCAR Needs

Truth be told, the last 20 laps of Nextel Cup's annual visit to the Glen was filled with enough raw emotion to fill a two-hour Lifetime movie - a refreshing break from the wave of political correctness and sponsor soliloquies that have defined the sport over the past few years. But while Jeff Gordon's fall from grace and Matt Kenseth's comedic interlude with a crazed fan were some of the more notable experiences on the afternoon, nothing compared to the in-your-face screamfest turned shoving match in the center of turn 1. There, Kevin Harvick and Juan Pablo Montoya worked out some personal differences in the most public of settings, all while their cars leaked out fluids and the frustration of missed opportunity behind a wreck neither one appeared to be at fault for starting.

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10 Points to Ponder… After the 2007 Centurion Boats at the Glen

1. Exasperated with ESPN - I have heard very few positive comments about ESPN's NASCAR coverage since they took over the race broadcasts after a seven-year absence. But today's post-race "coverage" was abysmal, showing just two driver interviews (Tony Stewart and Jeff Gordon) before switching to SportsCenter and its seemingly endless coverage of baseball and football. Despite promising race fans that they would return to the Glen for more post-race coverage during SportsCenter, they simply replayed the same interviews that had already aired. Completely unacceptable.

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Thinkin’ Out Loud: 2007 Centurion Boats at the Glen

Jeff Gordon simply spun himself out heading into turn 1 with two laps to go, setting up a furious battle between Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards for the win. Overdriving his car, Edwards missed the corner and slipped into the sand trap in the second-to-last turn of the race, giving Stewart an uncontested run to the checkered flag.

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Wood Brothers Racing Benefits From NASCAR’s Stubbornness

One day after rain washed out qualifying sending road-course ace Boris Said and the No. 60 SoBe No Fear Racing team home, Bill Elliott generously offered his Wood Brothers seat to Said in an effort to move the No. 21 car back into the Top 35. It was the second straight race in a span of two months that Said was not even given the opportunity to qualify for the event because of mother nature, NASCAR's pitiful Top 35 rule and lack of effort to alter the schedule to fit in qualifying. Although he got a ride in the end Said wasn't afraid to voice his frustrations about what NASCAR's ruling did to his good friend and car owner Mark Simo. "For a part-time team, you don't get to race that much, and two races in a row get taken away. I don't understand why the schedule can't be adjusted and just qualify tomorrow when it's going to be sunny," he said. "It's just hard for a small team. It pretty much puts us out of business. It puts me out of business. It's just a lot of income lost."

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Nextel Cup Rookie Report: 2007 Centurion Boats at the Glen Edition

It was definitely an up and down day for Canada's favorite road course driver as Ron Fellows was tapped by Hall of Fame Racing to drive their entry for the second time this year. Starting back in the 26th position by virtue of team owner points, Fellows methodically moved his way up to 12th place just before the race's halfway point. This would not be the first time that the road course ringer would have to fight through the pack. Due to the varying pit strategies that were employed by different teams, the DLP HDTV Chevy was mired back in 22nd place with only 30 laps to go. What might have seemed like a recipe for disaster actually proved to be the perfect combination for an exciting finish as Fellow sliced through the field and engaged in an excited duel with Robby Gordon in the closing laps. Using years of experience while taking advantage of the misfortune of others, the Canadian driver brought home a fourth-place finish, the third top five of his career.

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2007 Zippo 200 at the Glen

Kevin Harvick won his fifth race of the season Sunday, continuing a streak of four wins in his last five Busch Series starts by crossing the line first at Watkins Glen. Harvick played an aggressive fuel strategy and was able to stretch his fuel mileage over the last 43 laps of the race, using caution flags to stretch his tank and outlast other competitors. Harvick briefly came under pressure late in the race from Kurt Busch, but Busch's brakes faded over the last 10 laps and he wasn't able to mount a late race charge, making it smooth sailing for the driver of the No. 21 AutoZone Chevrolet.

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Tracking the Trucks: 2007 Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville

Travis Kvapil led 47 of the last 48 laps on his way to the checkered flag in the Toyota Tundra 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Kvapil finished 2.403 seconds ahead of the only Chevrolet to break into the top 10, Ron Hornaday Jr. Points leader Mike Skinner finished third with David Starr and Todd Bodine rounding out the top five.

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