Race Weekend Central

Who’s Hot/Who’s Not in Nextel Cup: 2006 Ford 400 at Homestead Edition

And then there were five. After 35 races, over 10,000 laps and countless hours spent behind the wheel, the final race of the season at Homestead comes down to five drivers from five different organizations battling for the 2006 Nextel Cup championship. There is Jimmie Johnson, the perpetual bridesmaid who has specialized in watching titles …

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Kevin Harvick Sweeps 2006 Season at PIR; Jimmie Johnson Builds on Points Lead

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Kevin Harvick had the hottest car in the Arizona desert today – in more ways than one. With sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s, Harvick battled a battery problem that required turning off his cooling fans in the cockpit for much of the race. Nevertheless, he was dominant throughout the afternoon, …

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Jeff Gordon Grabs 2006 Checker Auto Parts 500 Pole at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – Jeff Gordon followed up his field-leading Cup practice session on Friday by winning the pole for Sunday’s Checker Auto Parts 500. Gordon posted a qualifying lap of 26.773 seconds at a speed of 134.464 mph. Also in the top five were Kevin Harvick, Brian Vickers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Joe Nemechek. The top-five qualifiers …

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