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By TIMES WIRES
Published September 22, 2006
Fast facts: Kevin Harvick leads the standings for the first time. It also marks the first time a Richard Childress-owned car took the lead since Mike Skinner on March 14, 1999. ... Matt Kenseth, who won the Neighborhood Excellence 400 June 4 at Dover, is trying to become the second driver this season to sweep both events at the same track. Denny Hamlin did it at Pocono Raceway. There have been at least two sweeps every year since 2002. ... Mark Martin leads all active drivers with four poles and four victories at Dover.
WHEN/WHERE/TV: Saturday, qualifying (Speed Channel, 11:30 a.m.), race (TNT, 3 p.m.), Dover, Del.
Fast facts: Jeff Burton won the StonebridgeRacing.com 200 on June 3 at Dover. Kevin Harvick was 13th, his second-worst showing of the season. ... Two-time Busch champ Martin Truex is expected to compete. He won the 2004 fall event from the pole, then won at Dover in June 2005. ... Greg Biffle has an average finish of 7.9 in 10 Busch starts at Dover.
Fast facts: Mike Skinner is back atop the all-time poles list after picking up his 29th at New Hampshire. Jack Sprague is again one behind. ... The banking in the turns at Las Vegas changed to 20 degrees from 12, while the walls were raised another 15 feet.
POINTS LEADERS: 1. Todd Bodine, 2,784; 2. Johnny Benson, 2,660; 3. David Reutimann, 2,521; 4. Rick Crawford, 2,469; 5 (tie). David Starr and Ted Musgrave, 2,450; 7. Ron Hornaday, 2,371; 8. Sprague, 2,355; 9. Terry Cook, 2,345; 10. Mike Bliss, 2,316.
Fast facts: St. Petersburg resident Sebastien Bourdais is a virtual lock to become the first driver in American open-wheel racing to win three straight championships since Ted Horn in 1946-48. ... The series returns to the Road America circuit after a one-year hiatus. Alex Tagliani won the 2004 event.
POINTS LEADERS: 1. Bourdais, 310; 2 (tie). A.J. Allmendinger and Justin Wilson, 248; 4. Nelson Philippe, 175; 5. Paul Tracy, 173; 6. Will Power, 167; 7. Mario Dominguez, 160; 8. Bruno Junqueira, 149; 9 (tie). Tagliani and Andrew Ranger, 148.
Fast facts: Rain washed out the NHRA Nationals at Reading, Pa., last weekend, forcing officials to postpone the event until next weekend. ... Greg Anderson's win at Indianapolis was only his second of the season. He had eight last year en route to winning the Pro Stock championship. ... Jack Beckman will replace Funny Car driver Whit Bazemore for the rest of the season. ... Texas Motorplex is the only NHRA track with an all-concrete racing surface.
POINTS LEADERS: Top Fuel - 1. Doug Kalitta, 1,306; 2. Tony Schumacher, 1,252; 3. Brandon Bernstein, 1,210. Funny Car - 1. Ron Capps, 1,300; 2. John Force, 1,281; 3. Robert Hight, 1,141. Pro Stock - 1. Jason Line, 1,301; 2. Anderson, 1,242; 3. Dave Connolly, 1,166. Pro Stock Motorcycle - 1. Andrew Hines, 907; 2. Antron Brown, 899; 3. Angelle Sampey, 809.
next race: Chinese Grand Prix, Oct. 1, Shanghai.
POINTS LEADERS: 1. Fernando Alonso, 108.; 2. Michael Schumacher, 106; 3. Felipe Massa, 62; 4 (tie). Giancarlo Fisichella and Kimi Raikkonen, 57; 6. Jenson Button, 40; 7. Juan Pablo Montoya, 26; 8. Rubens Barrichello, 25; 9. Nick Heidfeld, 20; 10. Ralf Schumacher, 18.