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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Bank of America 500 at Charlotte

After finishing second at Talladega the previous week, Kasey Kahne came out and dominated at Lowe's, leading 134 laps and surviving a wacky race of attrition and pit strategy to come out on top in the Bank of America 500 and close to within 160 of point leader Jeff Burton. Kahne took the season sweep at the track over Lowe's legend Jimmie Johnson, who placed second; point leader Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Bobby Labonte rounded out the top five finishers.

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How Many Records Will Kevin Harvick Set With 2006 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.

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Bubble Breakdown: Tony Raines Makes Big Gains For No. 96 Team While Ken 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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Kasey Kahne Says He’s Not Out of Chase; Backs It Up With Sixth Win of 2006 at Charlotte

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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Dave Blaney Wins 2006 Dollar General 300 at Lowe’s in Bizarre Finish

The departure of Casey Mears and Carl Edwards left Dave Blaney in the lead, but he'd have to hold off Matt Kenseth for the green/white/checker finish to claim his first Busch Series win. It looked like it might slip away when Blaney slid high during the last lap of the race, opening the door for Kenseth to sneak by. But Blaney stood on the gas, and coming out of the fourth turn for the checkered flag Kenseth bobbled and then lost control of the No. 17 Ameriquest Ford, spinning down the frontstretch as Blaney drove off for the win.

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Carl Edwards Grabs Dollar General 300 Pole at Lowe’s

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. JJ Yeley, Mike Skinner, and Casey Mears complete the top five starters.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Tops the Field In Final Cup Practice at Lowe’s

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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