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Aug 24, 2007 - 10:27 AM
August 24, 2007 
Bristol Motor Speedway
Bristol, Tennessee
Race 26 of 34 on the Busch Series circuit

TV: ESPN2, 8 p.m. EDT

Laps: 250
Track length: .533 miles

Qualifying record: Greg Biffle, 127.132 mph (March 2004)
Race record: Harry Gant, Buick, 92.929 mph (April 1992)

Carl Edwards
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
Car: No. 60 Ford Fusion
2007 Earnings: $945,560

Continues to struggle, finishing 28th at Michigan following
consecutive poor showings on the road courses where he ran 32nd
at Watkins Glen after a 30th at Montreal; has just one top-five
and two top-10s over last seven races; despite recent struggles
still maintains a commanding 700-point lead in the standings;
has a series-best 17 top-10 finishes; has led in the standings
for 23 consecutive weeks, and has been in the top five following
the last 52 Busch races; in 25 starts this season has four
wins, trailing only Kevin Harvick who has five; has posted 13
top-five finishes; won at Bristol earlier this season, and
finished eighth in this race last year.

Kevin Harvick
Team: Richard Childress Racing
Car: No. 21 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
2007 Earnings: $842,255

Reigning series champion finished third at Michigan to move up
to second in the standings; won at Watkins Glen for his third
straight victory and fourth in the last six races; also finished
second at Daytona over that dominant stretch; despite racing in
just 18 races, has a series-best five wins (Daytona, New
Hampshire, Chicago, Montreal, Watkins Glen); worst finish in
2007 is 12th at Charlotte; only other finish out of top-10 was
an 11th at Texas; finished eighth here in March, and has 10
top-five and 12 top-10 finishes in 15 career Bristol races,
including four wins - tied with Morgan Shepherd for the most.

Jason Leffler
Team: Braun Racing
Car: No. 38 Toyota Camry
2007 Earnings: $831,002

Finished 12th at Michigan after running 27th at Watkins Glen and
26th at Montreal; the two poor showings on the road courses
came after earning his second career Busch series victory at
Indianapolis, which gave Toyota its first series victory;
remains fourth in the standings, 872 points behind Edwards;
started the season with four DNFs in the first six races, but
has none since; over recent ten-race stretch, has a pair of
third-place finishes and a fourth-place finish; has been
inconsistent with eight finishes of 30th or worse in 19 races
this year; has eight previous starts at Bristol with one top-10
finish, fifth in 2006; finished 34th earlier this year.

David Ragan
Team: Roush Fenway Racing
Car: No. 6 Ford Fusion
2007 Earnings: $568,822

Remained fifth in the standings after finishing 21st at Michigan
and Watkins Glen over the past two races; finished fifth at
Gateway five races ago; 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 by 18 points over Marcos Ambrose; has one start
at Bristol, finishing 13th earlier this year.

David Reutimann
Team: Michael Waltrip Racing
Car: No. 99 Toyota Camry
2007 Earnings: $791,370

Finished 16th at Michigan dropping him from second to third in
the standings; gained 122 points on Edwards in the last three
races and trails by 730; had consecutive third place finishes at
both Indianapolis and Gateway; has nine top-10 finishes in 2007
including his career best finish of second place at the first
Nashville race; has also finished 30th or worse four times this
season; has two starts at Bristol, with one top-10 finish, ninth
in 2006; finished 33rd here earlier this year.

2006 Top 10 Finishers
1. Matt Kenseth (17), Ford
2. Kevin Harvick (21), Chevrolet
3. Ron Hornaday Jr. (33), Chevrolet
4. Kasey Kahne (9), Dodge
5. Jason Leffler (38), Chevrolet
6. Ryan Newman (39), Dodge
7. Kyle Busch (5), Chevrolet
8. Carl Edwards (60), Ford
9. David Reutimann (99), Dodge
10. Paul Menard (11), Chevrolet

Past Champions
2006 Matt Kenseth
2005 Ryan Newman
2004 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
2003 Michael Waltrip
2002 Jimmy Spencer
2001 Kevin Harvick
2000 Kevin Harvick
1999 Matt Kenseth
1998 Kevin Lepage
1997 Jimmy Spencer
1996 Jeff Fuller
1995 Steve Grissom
1994 Kenny Wallace
1993 Todd Bodine
1992 Todd Bodine
1991 Dale Jarrett
1990 Rick Mast
1989 Mark Martin
1988 Larry Pearson
1987 Larry Pearson
1986 Brett Bodine
1985 Brett Bodine
1984 Morgan Shepherd
1983 Sam Ard
1982 Jack Ingram

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