This Week's Race

Posted: August 09, 2007

Centurion Boats at the Glen

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, N.Y.

When: Sunday, 2 p.m.

TV/radio: ESPN/WXTU (92.5-FM), WNPV (1440-AM)

Race course/distance: 2.45-mile road course/ 90 laps

Last year's race winner:

Kevin Harvick

Last year's pole winner:

Kurt Busch, 122.966 mph

Track qualifying record: Jeff Gordon, 124.580 mph (August 2003)

Track facts: Chevrolet drivers have won nine of the last 10 Glen races. Tony Stewart, in a Pontiac in 2002, was the exception. Stewart also won in 2004 and '05. Stewart was runner-up in last year's race; Jamie McMurray was third . . . This is the second Car of Tomorrow road race. Juan Pablo Montoya won at Sonoma, Calif.; Kevin Harvick was runner-up, Jeff Burton was third . . . Points leader Jeff Gordon hasn't led a lap in the last three races, finishing ninth, third and fourth. He still holds a 366-point lead over Denny Hamlin . . . Gordon tops all drivers, with four wins at the Glen . . . Harvick passed Stewart with four laps remaining to win last year's Glen race . . . Jeremy Mayfield will not return to Bill Davis Racing next season, the team said yesterday. He has qualified for only eight events.

Wins: Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, 4 each; Tony Stewart, 2; Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., Kurt Busch, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya, Casey Mears, 1 each.

NEXTEL CUP STANDINGS

Top 12 drivers following the Sept. 8 race qualify for the Chase for the Nextel Cup championship.

PreviousSeasonMargin

1. Jeff Gordon. . . 1 3236-

2. Denny Hamlin. . . 2 2870-366

3. Matt Kenseth. . . 3 2825-411

4. Jeff Burton. . . 4 2763-473

5. Tony Stewart. . . 5 2749-487

6. Carl Edwards. . . 6 2682-554

7. Jimmie Johnson. . . 9 2624-612

8. Kyle Busch. . . 8 2611-625

9. Kevin Harvick. . . 7 2600-636

10. Clint Bowyer. . . 10 2552-684

11. Martin Truex Jr.. . . 11 2437-799

12. Kurt Busch. . . 132399-837

SCHEDULE

Aug. 19: 3M Performance 400, Brooklyn, Mich.

Aug. 25: Sharpie 500, Bristol, Tenn.

Sept. 2: Sponsor TBA, Fontana, Calif.

Sept. 8: Chevy Rock & Roll 400, Richmond, Va.

Sept. 16: Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H.

Sept. 23: Dover 400, Dover, Del.

Sept. 30: Kansas 400, Kansas City, Kan.

Oct. 7: UAW-Ford 500, Talladega, Ala.

Oct. 13: Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C.

Oct. 21: Subway 500, Martinsville, Va.

Oct. 28: Georgia 500, Hampton, Ga.

Nov. 4: Dickies 500, Fort Worth, Texas

Nov. 11: Checker Auto Parts 500, Avondale, Ariz.

Nov. 18: Ford 400, Homestead, Fla.

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