Zippo 200 News and Notes

Zippo 200 News and Notes

Zippo 200 - Entry List

0 Kevin Lepage    
1 J.J. Yeley    
5 Casey Mears    
6 David Ragan    
7 Mike Wallace    
9 Boris Said    
10 Dave Blaney    
12 Ryan Newman    
14 Kyle Krisiloff    
15 Paul Menard    
16 Todd Kluever    
17 Matt Kenseth    
18 Brad Coleman    
20 Denny Hamlin    
21 Kevin Harvick    
22 Carlos Contreras    
25 David Gilliland    
27 Jorge Goeters    
28 Johnny Sauter    
29 Scott Wimmer    
33 Ron Fellows    
35 Bobby Hamilton Jr    
36 Brent Sherman    
37 Jamie McMurray    
38 Jason Leffler    
39 Kurt Busch    
41 Scott Pruett    
42 Juan Pablo Montoya    
47 Andy Lally    
52 Scott Gaylord    
55 Robby Gordon    
59 Marcos Ambrose    
60 Carl Edwards    
66 Steve Wallace    
77 Bobby Labonte    
88 Andy Pilgram    
89 Morgan Shepherd    
90 Stephen Leicht    
99 David Reutimann    

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Small Busch field heads to Watkins Glen
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If no one else enters the Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International, the smallest Busch Series field in six years will start Saturday's race. Only 39 cars were on the preliminary entry list released Tuesday for this weekend's road-course race.

Thirty-nine cars started at Watkins Glen in 2001, four short of a full field. There have been three Busch races this year short of a full 43 cars.

Several road-course specialists are entered at the Glen, including Max Papis (Phoenix Racing), Boris Said (Gillett Evernham Motorsports), Jorge Goeters (Brewco Motorsports), Ron Fellows (Kevin Harvick Inc.), Scott Pruett (Chip Ganassi Racing), Andy Lally (Wood Brothers/JTG Racing), Scott Gaylord (Means Racing) and Andy Pilgrim (JR Motorsports).

Robby Gordon is among 18 Nextel Cup drivers entered, driving his own Robby Gordon Motorsports Ford a week after NASCAR parked him for his actions at the end of the Montreal Busch race.

Other Cup drivers entered are Casey Mears (in Hendrick Motorsports' No. 5 instead of his usual No. 24), David Ragan (Roush Fenway Racing), Dave Blaney (Braun Racing), Ryan Newman (Penske Racing), Paul Menard (Dale Earnhardt Inc.), Matt Kenseth (Roush Fenway), Denny Hamlin (Joe Gibbs Racing), Kevin Harvick (Richard Childress Racing), David Gilliland (Team Rensi Motorsports), Johnny Sauter (Jay Robinson Racing), Jamie McMurray (Brewco), Kurt Busch (Penske), Juan Pablo Montoya (in the last race for Ganassi' No. 42 team), Carl Edwards (Roush Fenway), Bobby Labonte (KHI) and David Reutimann (Michael Waltrip Racing).

Part-time drivers entered with full-time teams include Kevin Lepage (DDL Motorsports), Todd Kluever (Roush Fenway), Brad Coleman (JGR) and Scott Wimmer (RCR).

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Driver to win the Zippo 200

601 Juan Montoya +375     
602 Kevin Harvick +625     
603 Robby Gordon +725     
604 Kurt Busch +725     
605 Ron Fellows +800     
606 Denny Hamlin +800     
607 Ryan Newman +1050     
608 Scott Pruett +1050     
609 Boris Said +1050     
610 Marcos Ambrose +1150     
611 Matt Kenseth +1450     
612 Carl Edwards +1550     
613 Casey Mears +1800     
614 Jamie McMurray +2250     
615 Paul Menard +3000     
616 Field +800 

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Carpentier Returns To NASCAR For “Double Duty” Racing At The Glen

Montreal’s native open-wheel son is back for more NASCAR racing following his stunning debut last week at his home track.

Patrick Carpentier (#22 Supercuts Dodge) is entered in Saturday’s race for Fitz Motorsports and also in Sunday’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event, driving the #10 Valvoline Dodge in place of Scott Riggs.

Last week, Carpentier won the Busch Pole in his first NASCAR national series qualifying attempt, then promptly set the pace at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, leading the first six laps – 14 overall – before finally drag-racing two-time series champion Kevin Harvick (#21 AutoZone Chevy) for the victory. Carpentier finished second.

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Busch drivers getting valuable experience with 3rd road race of season
August 8, 2007

Stock car drivers are generally considered oval specialists, so scheduling two road course races in an eight-day span has put pressure on everyone in NASCAR's Busch Series.

The series made its Canadian debut last Saturday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, home of the Canadian Grand Prix Formula One event. The Busch drivers now move to Watkins Glen, N.Y., for another road race on Saturday.

``Watkins Glen, being the second of back-to-back road-course events, presents a unique challenge to the NASCAR Busch Series teams,'' series director Joe Balash said. ``Teams have either had to build a third road course car to be prepared, or they're spending extra time driving from Montreal to Watkins Glen so they can get to the garage early to do the maintenance on their cars from last weekend.

``A number of Busch Series teams arrived (at Watkins Glen) early Monday to change engines, rebuild brakes, switch out transmissions and restore sheet metal on the road-course cars.''

Balash said these races, along with the March road course event in Mexico City, offer a good opportunity for the Busch drivers.

``This is the third of three road courses in 2007, which gives our drivers a broad experience to build their road course talents,'' he said. ``The Glen is a wider track, with more sweeping turns. It races more like a speedway than the tight chicane-like turns of Montreal.

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Busch - Zippo 200 Preview

Date: Saturday, August 11th

Start Time: 3:30 p.m. (et)

Site: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York

Track: 2.45-mile road course

Laps: 82

Miles: 200.9

Total purse: $1,114,803

Payouts: 1st Place - $37,425; 2nd - $40,900; 3rd - $25,325 (2006 figures)

Year: 14th

On TV: ESPN 2

On Radio: MRN/XM Satellite

Race record: 90.586 m.p.h. (Ron Fellows, 2000)

Qualifying record: 121.526 m.p.h. (Kurt Busch, 2006)

2006 Finish

Defending champion: Kurt Busch

Runner up:

Pole winner: Kurt Busch (121.526 m.p.h.)

Top 10:

1. Kurt Busch (Start: 1)

2. Robby Gordon (7)

3. Jamie McMurray (9)

4. Greg Biffle (12)

5. John Andretti (13)

6. Martin Truex Jr (11)

7. Kevin Harvick (3)

8. Boris Said (6)

9. Ron Fellows (4)

10. Scott Pruett (2)

Average speed: 89.221 m.p.h.

Time of race: 2 hours, 16 minutes, 45 seconds

Margin of victory: 0.558 second

Caution flags: 5 for 11 laps

Lead changes: 8 aLast race

Race: Napa Auto Parts 200 (August 4th)

Site: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada

Miles: 200

Laps: 75

Finish line order: Kevin Harvick, Patrick Carpentier, Max Papis, Ron Fellows, Stephen Leicht

Time of Race: 3 hours, 8 minutes, 30 seconds

Average speed: 64.671 m.p.h.

Margin of victory: 0.338 second

Caution flags: 5 for 14 laps

Lead changes: 11 among 7 drivers

Lap leaders: Patrick Carpentier 1-6; Boris Said 7-10; Ron Fellows 11-13; Patrick Carpentier 1-6; Boris Said 7-10; Ron Fellows 11-13; P. Carpentier 14-15; Niclas Jonsson 16-18; Scott Pruett 19-27; Marcos Ambrose 28-38; R. Fellows 39; P. Carpentier 40-45; N. Jonsson 46-47; M. Ambrose 48-73; Kevin Harvick 74-75.

Notes

Last season, Kurt Busch crossed the finish line 0.558 of a second ahead of Robby Gordon for his second Busch Series career title. Pole sitter Busch led three times for a race-high total of 41 laps. Busch dominated the race and reclaimed the lead from Gordon for the final time on lap 69 of the 83-lap event.

In 2005, Ryan Newman hung on to edge Robby Gordon by less than a second for his second career Busch Series title. Newman did not have enough fuel to reach the winner's circle, but he did cross the finish line 0.846 of a second ahead of Gordon.

After years of domination by Chevrolet in this race, Dodge has captured the past two races. Chevy had posted wins in the eight previous Busch Series events at The Glen.

This is the 14th Busch Series race at this track, nicknamed "New York's Tunder Road." Terry Labonte was a four-time winner of this race, while Ron Fellows captured the event three times. When Ernie Irvan captured the 1992 race, he started from the 22nd spot, the worst starting position by a winner. The average starting position on the grid by a winner is 5.77.

This will be the season's third and final road-course race. Juan Pablo Montoya captured the first road-course event in Mexico back in March and Kevin Harvick won last week's inaugural race in Montreal.

The Busch Series continues next week at the Michigan International Speedway on August 18th for the CarFax 250, as Dale Earnhardt Jr defends his title.

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NASCAR BCS (THE GLEN) - PRE-RACE ADVANCE

The season’s third and final road-course race brings with it arguably the most anticipation ahead of a NASCAR Busch Series event this year.

One look at four key players explains why.

In March at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City, Juan Pablo Montoya (No. 42 Wrigley’s Big Red Dodge) made history by becoming the first Hispanic driver to win in any of NASCAR’s national series. That he accomplished the feat on a road course wasn’t a complete surprise.

But the way he raced his Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates teammate Scott Pruett (No. 41 Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Dodge) was. Montoya moved Pruett out of the way on Lap 73 to take the lead and ultimately the win.

That duo returns to race against each other for the first time since then at Watkins Glen International. But the intrigue doesn’t stop there.

Last week’s inaugural series event at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal yielded another late-race get-together that prompts heightened interest this week.

The Marcos Ambrose (No. 59 Kingsford Ford) – Robby Gordon (No. 55 Verizon Wireless Ford) competition also will resume at The Glen. Ambrose was seemingly en route to his first career win when an incident with Gordon with two laps to go removed him from contention for the victory.

“I think we showed a lot at Montreal and had as good a pace as anybody,” Ambrose said. “That we didn’t take our first victory was not our own doing but the beauty of NASCAR is that when you race every weekend, you don’t have much of a chance to look back because the next race is always around the corner.”

Carpentier Returns To NASCAR For “Double Duty” Racing At The Glen

Montreal’s native open-wheel son is back for more NASCAR racing following his stunning debut last week at his home track.

Patrick Carpentier (No. 22 Supercuts Dodge) is entered in Saturday’s race for Fitz Motorsports and also in Sunday’s NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series event, driving the No. 10 Valvoline Dodge in place of Scott Riggs.

Last week, Carpentier won the Busch Pole in his first NASCAR national series qualifying attempt, then promptly set the pace at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, leading the first six laps – 14 overall – before finally drag-racing two-time series champion Kevin Harvick (No. 21 AutoZone Chevrolet) for the victory. Carpentier finished second.

In The Loop: Top Road Course Stats Add To “Round Two” Rivalries At Watkins Glen

This weekend at Watkins Glen International should be entitled “Round Two.”

The bell rings once again for two pairs of drivers.

The first is the story of Robby Gordon and Marcos Ambrose. Their “rivalry” started last weekend in Montreal, as Gordon took Ambrose out of the race.

At the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road-course, Ambrose had race-best stats in a number of categories: Driver Rating (133.4), Average Running Position (2.9), Fastest Laps Run (14) and Green Flag Speed (94.332 mph). Figure those stats to translate well at Watkins Glen.

Gordon, likewise, has impressive road course numbers – especially at The Glen. He was runner-up in each of the last two NASCAR Busch Series races there and racked up impressive stats in each. Over the past two years, Gordon has a Watkins Glen Driver Rating of 125.8, an Average Running Position of 6.1, 32 Fastest Laps Run and has spent 146 of 165 laps in the top 15.

Gordon also has 52 Quality Passes – passes of cars in the top 15 under green – which is more than any other driver.

Then there’s the rivalry between teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Scott Pruett. Montoya got into the back of Pruett at this year’s Mexico City race, and eventually went on to win.

At Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Montoya earned a near-perfect Driver Rating of 149.2 (150.0 is the maximum), an Average Running Position of 3.9 and led all drivers in Fastest Laps Run with 33.

Pruett, a road-course ace, usually runs up front at Watkins Glen. At the upstate New York road course over the last two years, Pruett has a Driver Rating of 93.9, an Average Running Position of 12.9 and 117 Laps in the Top 15.

NBS ETC.

Lucky Seven For Leicht: Stephen Leicht (No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford) had his second-best career finish (fifth) at Montreal last Saturday and looks to keep his season-long momentum going at Watkins Glen. The 20-year-old moved up one spot to a career-best, seventh-place ranking in the NASCAR Busch Series standings thanks to his finish at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a marked improvement from his 27th-place result in Mexico City last March.

Five members of Leicht’s team went directly from Montreal to Watkins Glen – one of numerous teams handling preparations on their cars there due to the limited turnaround time for a second consecutive road-course race – a first in the NASCAR Busch Series. Ryan Fugle, an engineer and shock specialist on the No. 90 team, returns home to New York this weekend. Fugle is a native of Livonia, 45 minutes from Watkins Glen.

Back for More: The Watkins Glen entry list has a similar flavor to last week’s entries in Montreal, especially on the road-course “ringer” side. In addition to previously-mentioned aces Boris Said (No. 9 Ingersoll Rand Dodge), Patrick Carpentier, Juan Pablo Montoya, Scott Pruett and Robby Gordon, others are back to try their hand for the second week in a row. Fourth-place Montreal finisher and three-time Watkins Glen winner Ron Fellows (No. 33 RoadLoans.com Chevrolet) returns along with Andy Pilgrim (No. 88 U.S. NAVY Chevrolet), Jorge Goeters (No. 27 Brewco Motorsports Ford), Andy Lally (No. 47 Clorox Ford) and Scott Gaylord (No. 52 Means Motorsports Ford). Also back is last week’s Montreal winner and reigning series champion Kevin Harvick.

Pilgrim’s Pride: Andy Pilgrim may be a darkhorse at Watkins Glen. After running solidly in Montreal in his first stock-car outing (15th), the native of Nottingham, England who became a U.S. citizen in 1998 has 28 career starts at The Glen in seven different racing series, most recently in June, when he won the pole for the SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race, finishing fourth. All told at The Glen, Pilgrim has three wins, five poles and 17 top-five finishes. After gaining experience in Montreal, Andy Lally is another driver to watch this weekend. The three-time Grand Am GT Sports Car champion also has turned plenty of laps at Watkins Glen and has won twice there.

Wisconsin Natives Gather at The Glen: Former NASCAR Busch Series regulars Paul Menard (No. 15 Menards Chevrolet) and Johnny Sauter (No. 28 U.S. Border Patrol Chevrolet) renew their old series and state rivalry at Watkins Glen this weekend. Menard (Eau Claire) and Sauter (Necedah) are Wisconsin natives who have raced against each basis in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series this season, but will be meeting for only the second time in 2007 in NASCAR Busch Series competition. Menard finished sixth in the series standings last year, Sauter eighth. Both have raced twice before at The Glen in the NASCAR Busch Series, with Menard’s eighth place in 2005 the best among the two drivers.

The Director’s Take: The Glen

INSIGHT FROM JOE BALASH, NASCAR BUSCH SERIES DIRECTOR

“Watkins Glen, being the second of back-to-back road-course events, presents a unique challenge to the NASCAR Busch Series teams.

“Teams have either had to build a third road course car to be prepared, or they’re spending extra time driving from Montreal to Watkins Glen so they can get to the garage early to do the maintenance on their cars from last weekend.

“A number of NASCAR Busch Series teams arrived early Monday to change engines, rebuild brakes, switch out transmissions and restore sheet metal on the road-course cars.

“This is the third of three road-courses in 2007 which gives our drivers a broad experience to build their road course talents.

“The Glen is a wider track with more sweeping turns. It races more like a speedway than the tight chicane-like turns of Montreal.

Rookie Spotlight: Current Class Has Been Solid In Road Course Competition

• Krisiloff’s Charge: Lost in the fallout from last Saturday’s finish at Montreal was the sixth-place result posted by Kyle Krisiloff (No. 14 Lilly/Walgreens Ford), tops among Raybestos Rookies. His was the second-best finish of his short 26-race career, after the fifth at Talladega Superspeedway last April. Krisiloff, like the bulk of the 2007 class, has fared well at both road courses thus far. He posted a solid 16th-place at Mexico City in March. Krisiloff’s finish in Montréal propelled him to third in the rookie standings ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya, who returns to the series for the first time since the July 14 race at Chicagoland Speedway.

• Rave Road Reviews for Rookies: Krisiloff’s result at Montreal was only one rookie success story there – three of the four Raybestos Rookies entered finished in the top 10. Krisiloff’s sixth place led the way with Marcos Ambrose in seventh and Brad Coleman (No. 18 FedEx Express Chevrolet) in eighth. Rookie standings leader David Ragan (No. 6 Discount Tire Ford) was 19th. The foursome is entered at Watkins Glen and is bolstered by Montoya’s return – both of his NASCAR national series wins this year have been on road-courses, beginning with his historic victory in Mexico City.
2007 At-A-Glance: NASCAR Busch Series Leaders After 23 Of 35 Races:

Traditional Statistics Driver points – Edwards (3467) Victories – Edwards, Harvick (4) Races Led – Edwards (17) Laps Led - Edwards (682) Top-Five Finishes - Edwards (13) Top-10 finishes – Edwards (17) Owner points – Roush (No. 60) - (3467) Money Won – Edwards ($902,795) Miles led – Ky. Busch (1015.53) Busch Poles – Hamlin (4) Closing in on Top 10 – M. Wallace 10th (2240 pts) (Biffle -66) Consecutive Weeks in Top 10 – Blaney, Edwards, Harvick (23)

Loop Data Statistics Driver Rating – Edwards (113.3) Average Running Position – Edwards (7.9) Fastest Laps Run – Edwards (451 fastest laps) Quality Passes – Edwards (833) Laps In Top 15 – Edwards (3,774 of a possible 4,241)

Consecutive Wins At The Glen Give Dodge Upstate N.Y. Momentum

Chevrolet snapped a two-race losing streak with Kevin Harvick’s win last Saturday at the inaugural event in Montreal. Toyota (O’Reilly Raceway Park) and Dodge (Gateway International Raceway) had posted victories in the previous two events.

The win pushed Chevy to a 30-point lead over second-place Ford in the Bill France Performance Cup standings. One would surmise that margin could increase due to Chevrolet’s success at Watkins Glen, where its nine wins lead all manufacturers. Eight of those wins were in succession from 1994-2001 – the last year of series races at The Glen until resuming in 2005.

However, since the series returned two years ago, it’s been all Dodge. Ryan Newman (No. 12 Kodak Dodge) won in 2005 while Kurt Busch took last year’s event. Both drivers are entered in Dodges for Penske Racing this weekend giving it the logical advantage, especially with other Dodge-equipped road-course aces like Boris Said, Patrick Carpentier, Scott Pruett and Juan Pablo Montoya.
Up Next: CARFAX 250 At Michigan International Speedway

The NASCAR Busch Series stays on its northern path next week with a trip to Michigan International Speedway for the CARFAX 250.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won this event in 2006, the last time he’s been to Victory Lane in either NASCAR Busch Series or in NASCAR NEXTEL Cup competition. The finish was memorable with Earnhardt bumping Carl Edwards out of the way on the next-to-last lap, denying the Roush Fenway Racing driver a win at his owner’s home track.

Despite last year’s result, Roush Fenway Racing leads all teams in wins at Michigan with three, but hasn’t won there since Jeff Burton’s 1998 victory. Four drivers are tied with two wins to lead that category while there hasn’t yet to been a multiple Busch Pole winner at MIS. Mark Martin, the series all-time leader in wins (47) and poles (30) won the pole last year.

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Busch edges Montoya for Busch pole
August 11th, 2007

Watkins Glen, NY (Sports Network) - Kurt Busch won the pole for Saturday afternoon's Zippo 200 Busch Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course. The No.39 Penske Dodge circled the 2.45-mile circuit in one minute, 12.569 seconds (121.540 m.p.h.).

The pole victory was Busch's first of the season and second of his Busch career. His only other pole was last year, also at Watkins Glen.

"I don't run Busch all that often and so when we come to the race track with this group of guys we're going for the win," said Busch. "We just won a small battle right now, there's still a big-time race this afternoon."

Starting on the front row with Busch will be Juan Montoya who posted a time of 1:12.846.

Ryan Newman (1:13.002) and Robby Gordon (1:13.154) will make up row two.

Carl Edwards finished a distant 30th last week in Montreal and with it lost 65 points in the standings. Somehow, the No.60 Roush Fenway Racing Ford driver will have to continue on with just a 787-point lead in the Busch Series championship. Edwards still leads the series with four wins (tied with Kevin Harvick), top-fives (13) and top-10s (17).

Behind Edwards are David Reutimann (-787) and Harvick (-919).

In fourth place overall is a surprising name to most - Jason Leffler. In the middle of his second full year of Busch racing, Leffler is set to improve on last year's 13th-place finish.

The green flag is set to drop at 3:30 p.m. (et).

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Harvick wins second straight in Busch
August 11th, 2007

Watkins Glen, NY (Sports Network) - Kevin Harvick captured Saturday afternoon's Zippo 200 Busch Series race at the Watkins Glen International road course. The No.21 Auto Zone Chevrolet crossed the finish line more than three seconds ahead of Jeff Burton.

The victory was Harvick's series-leading fifth of the season and 31st of his Busch Series career. Harvick ties Jack Ingram for second all-time behind only Mark Martin (47).

"What a car! We didn't qualify like we wanted to and we thought our car was really good in race trim and when they dropped the green flag it was good to go," said Harvick.

Kurt Busch brought the field to the green flag for 82 laps of racing over the fast 2.45-mile road course in upstate New York. He led the first 12 laps before making his first pit stop of the afternoon on lap 13.

From there Ron Fellows inherited the lead because he had yet to pit. None of the top-three drivers had pitted in the first 15 laps leaving Greg Biffle and Patrick Carpentier in second and third, respectively.

The trio finally made their initial stops by lap 23 and Harvick found himself in the lead with Busch five spots back in sixth. Harvick's lead was more than six seconds over Burton and seven over third place Paul Menard. And lurking in fifth place was Mexico City winner Juan Pablo Montoya.

By lap 35 Harvick's primary competition, Burton, Menard and Montoya, had closed the gap to four seconds. But a caution flag, for a Steve Wallace spin, slowed the race to a crawl.

Most of the teams pitted with 44 laps to go, hoping for about eight laps of caution to reach the checkered flag. Scott Pruett stayed out until lap 41 and his crew said he could make it to the finish from there, though most experts doubted it.

Meanwhile, Busch led the race and was waiting for his pit stop because he couldn't make it all the way based on their past fuel mileage. Montoya made his last stop on lap 46 and Busch came in on lap 47.

With 30 laps to go Harvick regained the lead, but Busch was in sixth and didn't need to save any fuel to reach the finish line. Busch got around Brad Coleman for fourth place with 26 laps still remaining. He took Kenseth easily and Menard before the bus stop and then there was just one driver remaining between himself and the lead.

Harvick's lead over Busch was 4.098 seconds on lap 57. But Busch was in no hurry to catch Harvick because his crew chief didn't think Harvick could reach the finish line without stopping. So Busch settled into second place about five seconds behind Harvick and two seconds ahead of third place Burton.

Then on lap 67 a caution flag erased Harvick's lead. But the caution flag laps also allowed Harvick to run full out to the finish line. The green flag dropped to restart the race with 13 laps remaining but went back to caution with an incident at the restart.

The final restart began with 10 laps to go. Busch, who had fallen to fourth just before the last caution flag, passed both Menard and Burton for second on the first green flag lap. With eight laps to go, Busch got too wide in turn one and spun way wide, losing ground to the leader and second place to Burton.

Harvick's lead was 1.615 seconds on Burton with seven to go and 2.957 seconds one lap later and the No.21 RCR Chevrolet cruised to his second consecutive Busch Series win.

Busch, Menard and Coleman completed the top-five. Edwards finished a distant 32nd.

The next race in the series is set for Saturday, August 18th at the Michigan International Speedway.

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