The SPRINT CUP BANQUET
New York City
December 5, 2008


(Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images for NASCAR)

DATES of each series Award Banquet

Friday, 12/5/2008: Sprint Cup - New York City

Saturday, 11/22/2008: Nationwide Series - Orlando, Fla

Monday, 11/17/2008: Truck Series - Hollywood, Fla

Television Coverage

12/5/2008: Sprint Cup Awards Banquet on ESPN Classic 9:00-12:00pm/et
12/8/2008: Sprint Cup Awards Banquet re-air 2:00 - 4:00pm/et on ESPN2

11/30/2008: Nationwide Series Awards, 12:00 - 1:00pm/et on ESPN2

12/8/2008: Truck Series - 9:00 pm on SPEED


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2008 Season Winnings

Driver Race winnings NASCAR/Sprint Special awards Total
1. Jimmie Johnson $7,354,861 $7,225,603 $590,000 $15,170,464
2. Carl Edwards $8,095,200 $3,094,010 $175,000 $11,364,210
3. Greg Biffle $4,906,164 $2,338,324 0 $7,244,488
4. Kevin Harvick $5,603,654 $2,015,796 0 $7,619,450
5. Clint Bowyer $4,514,595 $1,773,901 0 $6,288,496
6. Jeff Burton $5,542,181 $1,612,637 $111,312 $7,266,130
7. Jeff Gordon $5,944,145 $1,451,373 0 $7,395,518
8. Denny Hamlin $5,494,359 $1,419,121 0 $6,913,480
9. Tony Stewart $6,268,432 $1,368,868 0 $7,665,300
10. Kyle Busch $6,617,595 $1,544,615 $114,515 $8,276,725
11. Matt Kenseth $5,526,955 $967,528 0 $6,494,526
12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. $4,611,290 $838,571 0 $5,449,861
13. David Ragan $3,980,813 $806,000 0 $4,786,813
14. Kasey Kahne $6,272,459 $757,460 0 $7,030,099
15. Martin Truex Jr. $4,663,447 $725,400 0 $5,388,847
16. Jamie McMurray $4,056,446 $693,160 0 $4,749,606
17. Ryan Newman $6,179,561 $660,920 $100,000 $6,940,481
18. Kurt Busch $4,469,511 $628,680 0 $5,098,191
19. Brian Vickers $3,630,340 $588,380 0 $4,218,720
20. Casey Mears $3,941,470 $451,360 0 $4,392,830
21. Bobby Labonte $4,668,831 $306,280 0 $4,975,111
22. David Reutimann $3,341,320 $145,080 0 $3,486,310
23. Travis Kvapil $4,250,752 $274,040 0 $4,524,792
24. Elliott Sadler $4,446,243 $257,920 0 $4,724,163
25. Juan Pablo Montoya $4,409,363 $241,800 0 $4,651,163


Note: Mark Martin ($275,920) and Aric Almirola ($128,960) shared the #8 team's share of points money;
Scott Speed got $8,060 for driving one race in the #83 Toyota driven in the remaining races by Brian Vickers.

Special awards list
Award Money Driver
Coors Light Pole Award $100,000 Jimmie Johnson
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder Award $100,000 Jimmie Johnson
Mechanix Wear Most Valuable Pit Crew $100,000 Jimmie Johnson
Sunoco Diamond Performance Award $100,000 Jimmie Johnson
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap Award $75,000 Jimmie Johnson
Wix Filters Lap Leader Award $75,000 Jimmie Johnson
Goodyear Tires Award $40,000 Jimmie Johnson
Dow Strategic Call of the Race Award $100,000 Carl Edwards
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver Award $75,000 Carl Edwards
USG Improving the Finish Award $111,312 Jeff Burton
DirecTV Crew Chief of the Race Award $114,515 Kyle Busch
Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award $75,000 Regan Smith
Mobil 1 Oil Driver of the Race Award $100,000 Ryan Newman




Three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson was presented the champion's ring by surprise guest and fellow three-time champion Cale Yarborough at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City on Friday. (Photo Credit: Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)


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