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Aug 4, 2007 - 10:39 AM
August 4, 2007 
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Race 23 of 34 on Busch series circuit

TV: ESPN2, 3 p.m. EDT

Laps: 74
Track length: 2.709-mile road course
Race length: 200 miles


Carl Edwards
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
Car: No. 60 Ford Fusion
2007 Earnings: $864,810

Finished fourth at Indianapolis last week despite racing with a
dislocated thumb, suffered during a midweek late model race at
I-80 Speedway near Lincoln, Nebraska; it was his series-best
17th top-10 of the season to maintain his 852-point lead in the
standings; has led in the standings for 20 consecutive weeks,
and has has been in the top five following the last 50 Busch
races; in 22 starts this season, he has a series-best four wins;
has posted 13 top-five finishes.

Kevin Harvick
Team: Richard Childress Racing
Car: No. 21 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2007 Earnings: $647,155

Reigning series champion dropped to fifth in the standings after
skipping the past two races; has raced in just 15 of 22 races
this season; has six top-five finishes and has finished in the
top 10 in all but two starts this season with his lowest showing
being 12th at Charlotte; has two wins - New Hampshire and
Chicago - over his past three starts; finished second at Daytona
in the other race over that stretch.

Jason Leffler
Team: Braun Racing
Car: No. 38 Toyota Camry
2007 Earnings: $736,138

Earned his second career Busch series victory last week at
Indianapolis to give Toyota it's first series victory; moved up
two spots to third in the standings, 947 points behind Edwards;
finished fourth at Gateway two weeks ago; started the season
with four DNFs in the first six races, but has none since;
recent stretch includes a pair of third-place finishes; has been
inconsistent with eight finishes of 30th or worse in 19 races
this year.

David Ragan
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
Car: No. 6 Ford Fusion
2007 Earnings: $502,747

Remained fourth in the standings after finishing 18th at
Indianapolis; finished fifth at Gateway the race before; scored
three top-five and five top-10 finishes in 2007; best finish
this year was third at Talladega; won the pole and finished
fifth at Texas; also has five finishes of 30th or worse this
season; leads the Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year standings
comfortably over Marcos Ambrose.

David Reutimann
Team: Michael Waltrip Racing
Car: No. 99 Toyota Camry
2007 Earnings: $698,764

Placed third at both Indianapolis and Gateway over his past two
starts; remains second in the standings, 852 points behind
Edwards; has eight top-10 finishes in 2007 including his
career-best finish of second place at the first Nashville race;
prior to a 40th at Daytona, had posted back-to-back top-10
finishes with an eighth at New Hampshire and a seventh at
Milwaukee; has also finished 30th or worse four times this

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