Pole Sitter MATT KENSETH/#17 Pennzoil Ford won his second NASCAR Busch Series race of the season, taking the chequered flag for the Arizona Travel 200 Race at Phoenix International Raceway. He said "We had a good car all day, really. We didn't have to change much on the car off the truck."

Kenseth's Margin of Victory over runner-up KEVIN HARVICK/#21 U.S. Coast Guard Chevrolet was 0.337 seconds. Harvick, who has already won the 2006 Busch Series Championship, said he plans to go full out next weekend.

Finishing third through fifth were DENNY HAMLIN/#20 Rockwell Chevrolet, CLINT BOWYER/#2 AC Delco Chevrolet and CARL EDWARDS/#60 Ameriquest Ford.

SHANE HUFFMAN/#88 NAVY Chevrolet was the top finishing Busch Series regular, in eighth place. He led once for 17 laps and won several awards including Wix Filters Lap Leader Award, Checkers/Rallys Double Drive-Thru Challenge Award, Featherlite Most Improved Drive Award, Goody's Headache Powder Extra Strength Award, and Mobil 1 Oil Command Performance Driver of the Race.

The top finishing Rookie was TODD KLUEVER/No.Vikuiti/3M Ford, in eighteenth place.

ERIN CROCKER/#98 Totino's Pizza Rolls Dodge was the only female in the race, starting and finishing in thirtieth position.

The weather was overcast and warm for the race. The crowd was estimated at 42,000. The race was marred by nine accidents not counting the one after the chequered flag. The Pace Car drove 49 laps during 11 cautions in the race which was extended three laps beyond the scheduled 200 laps.

Five drivers led with seven lead changes.

Harvick had an issue with Kenseth's restart on the final caution of the race, indicating he thought the distance between his Chevrolet and Kenseth's Ford was greater than the NASCAR rulebook allows. Harvick said "What 'the vicinity of the red line' means I guess depends on who is sitting in the tower. It was one of those typical NASCAR calls at the end of the race. If it had been us, we'd be sitting on Pit Road. That's pretty embarrassing."

Harvick was referring to the NASCAR rule mandating the leader of the race to restart "in the vicinity of the red lines," and NASCAR makes that determination.

Harvick said "Matt didn't do anything wrong. He knew we were better on restarts, and it was kind of a fifty-fifty there. He just took off ten or 15 car lengths early But what's the vicinity. Can you take off in the middle of (Turns) Three and Four? It's all a matter of opinion of who's sitting up top.

Kenseth said "It's all whose shoes you're wearing. In the driver's meeting every week they say start in the vicinity of the lines. They also say don't lay back or you'll e black-flagged.

"The restart before that I got all messed up. The car ahead of me was a lap down and in the second groove, so I sort of messed that one up. I saw Kevin hanging back so I kind of waited and went real late. On the last one, I went earlier than I did the time before, but I still thought I was within a car length or two behind the line."

Regarding the exciting three-wide racing on the flat one-mile track, Harvick said "I don't remember going three wide, and if I did, I'm sorry. I guess if everyone gives room, I guess you can do it." Kenseth said it was a matter of mixing up driver/tire combinations - fresh tires, wearing tires, and all going for it.

Harvick is continually asked about caring to tie or break the existing Busch record for the number of NBS victories in one season, or whether that would affect his race strategy at the season's finale race at Homestead Miami Speedway next weekend. If he had won the PIR NBS race, it would have marked his tenth win for the year and tied the existing record set by SAM ARD. Harvick brushed it off after the PIR Busch race, saying "Not really. We're just going to go out and go as fast as we can. Our cars have been really good all year long. Today it was really good again, and we just came up one spot short."

As for his race strategy at the season's finale at Homestead Miami Speedway next weekend, Harvick said that he was going all out. He leads the standings by 844 points, ahead of Edwards. PAUL MENARD is the top Busch Series regular, in sixth place.

Hamlin said the track didn't change much from start to finish, and those cars who ran well in Happy Hour Friday should run well Sunday in the Cup race.

Road race newcomers JUAN PABLO MONTOYA/#42 Texaco/Havoline Dodge and SAM HORNISH Jr/#39 Mobil 1 Dodge had mixed results. Montoya, running his third race for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates started eleventh and finished twentieth, but a lot happened in-between. He ran mid-pack to up front, until he spun and crashed near the end of the race. But this accident didn't bring out the Yellow Flag and JPM continued and finished on the lead lap, the last car to do so.

Hornish, making his NASCAR debut for Penske Racing, didn't run as well, especially after a brush on the PIR wall. He was then victimized by a spin and wreck in front of him involving Rookie STEVEN LEICHT/#90 citifinancial Ford and WILLIE ALLEN/#14 Family Dollar Dodge. No one was injured, but none of the drivers in that crash finished the race.

All drivers involved in accidents were seen and released by the Infield Care Center, after separate crashes, including: KENNY WALLACE/No.AutoZone Ford; and Rookie DANNY O'Quinn/#50 World Financial Group Ford, damaging his chance at the Rookie Championship. O'Quinn and JOHN ANDRETTI/#10 Ford were tied in points. O'Quinn DNF for a thirty-second place, and Andretti finished twenty-fifth.