Tag Archives: Kevin Harvick

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas Edition

Jimmie Johnson was blowing by the competition and looked to be heading for a win that could have got him back in the title hunt, but Tony Stewart calmly came in and stole the win away with a little extra fuel. The late race fuel mileage gamble left plenty of other Chasers looking for gas - and answers - at the end of the day, in the midst of several other spinouts and mechanical issues that threatened to doom their title hopes.

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2006 Yellow Transportation 300 at Kansas

It was business as usual for Kevin Harvick Saturday afternoon; he scored his seventh Busch Series win of the season at Kansas Speedway, and once again, he found his way to Victory Lane even without the fastest car. Matt Kenseth dominated the day, but a slow pit stop under caution on lap 165 cost him the top spot, losing him an advantage he could never get back. Harvick took advantage of Kenseth's mistakes and came out in second with four fresh tires. That would prove to be the difference, as after two more caution flags, Harvick got by Kyle Busch on lap 185 and never looked back.

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Race Trax: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas

The Banquet 400 is the 29th race on the 36-race NASCAR Nextel Cup Series schedule and the third in the Chase for the Nextel Cup. The Cup Series visits the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway for the only time in 2006. Kansas has hosted the Nextel Cup Series since 2001, and Jeff Gordon was the first driver to win in Cup competition at the speedway. The field will include 2005 polesitter Matt Kenseth and race winner Mark Martin.

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Fantasy Picks ‘N’ Pans: 2006 Banquet 400 at Kansas Edition

After last week's race at Dover, there was plenty of movement in the point standings thanks to ill-timed cautions, poorly calculated fuel mileage, and simply some plain, good ol' fashion bad luck. All was not all doom and gloom at Dover, though... especially if your name was Jeff. So, who will follow the yellow brick road to glory this weekend, and who will get caught up in a tornado of disaster? Let's figure out the right picks for your fantasy team.

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That’s History: Chase This!

The Chase is on and what a better way to honor it then with some useless facts? That's right, race fans, I said useless. But useless is as useless does, and like the Chase these facts are certainly useless, entertaining maybe, but totally unnecessary. Sometimes, like these tidbits, unnecessary is fun. So without further ado, here are some fun facts about this year's Chasers. Did you know...?

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Frontstretch Breakdown: 2006 Dover 400

For the first time since November 2001, Jeff Burton took the checkered flag in a Nextel Cup race, scoring the win in Sunday's Dover 400 to put RCR on top for the third straight week. Winning for the first time in his last 175 tries at the Cup level, Burton's quest for the checkered flag wasn't easy - he fell back early in the race with a poor-handling race car, then had to play it safe after watching teammates Kevin Harvick and Clint Bowyer have their engines sour over the final 50 miles.

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Busch Series Breakdown: 2006 Dover 200

Passing leader Matt Kenseth on lap 179, Clint Bowyer held on over the final 25 laps to take his first win of 2006 in overtime at Dover. Bowyer sailed out to a safe lead after getting by Kenseth, but for awhile it looked like he might come up short again when he got tied up in lapped traffic, allowing Kenseth to climb right back up on his back bumper. Teammate Kevin Harvick finished third, followed by Jamie McMurray and Jason Leffler to round out the top five.

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