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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Pocono 500 at Long Pond, PA...the Just Us Cupdate

The Race Report

Hamlin Wins at Pocono...Rookie on a Rampage

Casey Mears Joins Hendrick, Vickers Out

Look no further than the performance of Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch to see that if the equipment
is equal, then, Vickers failed to perform in this job. Either that, or he was getting all the
developmental/experimental stuff that when its refined and ready for competition shows up on the
other three Hendricks' cars. Time will tell.

Lee Spencer's column...this is good stuff

Lee Spencer's five questions...and Puff's five answers

Five questions to make you go hmmm

1 Can all five of Jack Roush's teams squeak into the Chase again?

Entirely possible.

2 Rookies Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer have stolen the spotlight. Will any of the other freshmen

I doubt it.

3 Toyota still must fill its roster. Will the Japanese automaker wreak havoc on existing teams by
hiring away drivers and crewmembers?

Yes. This is going to happen. Dodge was respectful and almost quiet when they entered. They
chose the lamb route...Toyota will be the lion. I'm still surprised that Harvick didn't pull the
trigger on the Red Bull deal or actively seek the Red Bull deal...I mean, c'mon, Red Bull and
Kevin Harvick sounds like an advertising dream to me.

4 Will the double duties of Cup drivers also competing in the Busch Series become too taxing in
the non-companion events?

No. Kevin Harvick proved that it was do-able in the season we lost Dale Earnhardt Sr. It's do-able
and possible to be successful doing it.

5 How much of an advantage will teams chosen for Goodyear tire tests have over the field?

With the testing restrictions that have been implemented, quite a bit. But when you look back at
Jimmie Johnson eating the wall in that tire test earlier this season, you have to wonder, if the
payoff will be worth the cost.

Jamie McMurray winning the "Anna Kournikova Award" is mean...funny...but mean.

Gibbs Not Happy With Stewart's Extra-curricular Racing, but He Won't Make Moves to Stop Him

Jeff Gordon About Just How Hard that Wall Was at Pocono

Bill Lester Tried to Qualify for his Second Cup Race This Season...He Made It!...Go Bill, Go

What Can Brown Do For the #9?

Rumor has it that UPS might go to the #16 Greg Biffle Roush Ford

Danica Patrick Just Says No...For Now

Car of Tomorrow...New Revision...Goes to the Wind Tunnel

I thought part of the idea was to make the cars less aero dependent...

In the "You have got to be kidding me" Department...

Little Debbie sponsorship note: The #21-Wood Brother's part time sponsor, Little
Debbie snacks, is run by Seventh Adventists. From sundown Friday till sundown Saturday, the team
has to cover all Little Debbie logos on the hauler, wear non-L. D. attire and remove all L. D.
livery from the race car.(Autoweek)(3-16-2006)

Schrader's Future...

Kenny Schrader says he has nothing lined up for next year. "If you hear of anything,
call me," said Schrader, rushing off to grab a bite to eat before his qualifying session at
Michigan. Schrader said two years ago that when his Nextel Cup career came to a close, he would
concentrate on the Craftsman Truck series and run his "Late Model" cars at the short tracks
around the country.

Complete Finishing Order

1--#11 Denny Hamlin
2--# 2 Kurt Busch
3--#20 Tony Stewart
4--#25 Brian Vickers
5--#17 Matt Kenseth
6--#16 Greg Biffle
7--# 9 Kasey Kahne
8--#10 Scott Riggs
9--#31 Jeff Burton
10--#48 Jimmie Johnson
11--#12 Ryan Newman
12--#43 Bobby Labonte
13--#29 Kevin Harvick
14--# 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
15--#18 J.J. Yeley
16--#96 Tony Raines
17--# 6 Mark Martin
18--#26 Jamie McMurray
19--#32 Travis Kvapil
20--#38 Elliott Sadler
21--#07 Clint Bowyer
22--# 5 Kyle Busch
23--#19 Jeremy Mayfield
24--# 1 Martin Truex Jr.
25--#99 Carl Edwards
26--#40 David Stremme
27--#22 Dave Blaney
28--#55 Michael Waltrip
29--#01 Joe Nemechek
30--#21 Ken Schrader
31--#49 Kevin Lepage
32-#178 Jimmy Spencer
33--#61 Chad Chaffin
34--#24 Jeff Gordon
35--# 7 Robby Gordon
36--#41 Reed Sorenson
37--#66 Jeff Green
38--#88 Dale Jarrett
39--#44 Terry Labonte
40--#45 Kyle Petty
41--#151 Mike Garvey
42--#14 Sterling Marlin
43--#42 Casey Mears

The Just Us Cup-date

Place - Driver
Finishing Points
Deduction (DNQ/Prov -5, DNF -5,
Bonus (Pole +5, Most Laps Led +5, Win +5)

2nd - Kurt Busch (2)
Finish - 70
TOTAL - 70

6th - Greg Biffle (16)
Finish - 65
TOTAL - 65

7th - Kasey Kahne (9)
Finish - 60
TOTAL - 60

10th - Jimmie Johnson (48)
Finish - 55
TOTAL - 55

13th - Kevin Harvick (29)
Finish - 50
TOTAL - 50

14th - Dale Earnhardt Jr. (8)
Finish - 45
TOTAL - 45

17th - Mark Martin (6)
Finish - 40
TOTAL - 40

18th - Jamie McMurray (26)
Finish - 35
TOTAL - 35

20th - Elliott Sadler (38)
Finish - 30
TOTAL - 30

25th - Carl Edwards (99)
Finish - 25
TOTAL - 25

28th - Michael Waltrip (55)
Finish - 20
TOTAL - 20

30th - Ken Schrader (21)
Finish - 15
TOTAL - 15

34TH - Jeff Gordon (24)
Finish - 10
DNF - -5

38th - Dale Jarrett (88)
Finish - 5

Next Up:
The 3M Performance 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan


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