Darlington Raceway
Dodge Avenger 500
May 13, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 11

DODGE AVENGER 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

 

Darlington, S.C. – May 13, 2007

1.366-Mile Oval

501 M – 367 LPurse: $5,507,009

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1         10          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              367                    190           *      5         $317,486      Running

 2           7          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 367                    180         **    10           217,350      Running

 3         12          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              367                    170           *      5           197,761      Running

 4         29          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       367                    165           *      5           159,875      Running

 5           4          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             367                    160           *      5           125,475      Running

 6         26          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      367                    150                              145,961      Running

 7         31          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   367                    151           *      5           143,516      Running

 8         21            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        367                    142                              133,033      Running

 9           1          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     367                    143           *      5           114,575      Running

10        34          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              367                    134                              127,541      Running

11        25            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  367                    130                              112,320      Running

12        18            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                367                    127                              119,108      Running

13        28          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Resorts Chevrolet                                     367                    124                              104,433      Running

14        37          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         367                    121                              108,308      Running

15          2          16            Greg Biffle                   Ameriquest Ford                                               367                    118                                97,700      Running

16          3          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             367                    115                                89,850      Running

17          9          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    367                    112                              125,886      Running

18        22          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           367                    109                              108,183      Running

19        13          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         367                    106                              117,036      Running

20          5            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              367                    103                              124,616      Running

21        17          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              367                    105           *      5             96,370      Running

22        39          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           365                      97                              100,008      Running

23        41          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    365                      94                              113,575      Running

24          6          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   365                      91                                75,775      Running

25        42          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       364                      88                                87,233      Running

26        40          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    364                      85                              105,333      Running

27        24            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          363                      82                              109,425      Running

28        35          13            Joe Nemechek             Haier Chevrolet                                                 363                      79                                69,950      Running

29        19          70            Johnny Sauter             Haas/Yellow Transportation Chevrolet             361                      76                                69,750      Running

30        38          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       361                      73                              100,289      Engine

31        23          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/MOEN Chevrolet                                 358                      70                                69,325      Running

32        27          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              355                      72           *      5             89,197      Engine

33        14          00    #      David Reutimann         Domino's Toyota                                                351                      64                                69,925      Engine

34        30          40            David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            349                      61                                68,850      Engine

35        11          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       345                      58                                76,600      Engine

36        20          84    #      AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 344                      55                                68,450      Running

37        36            5            Kyle Busch                  Carquest/Kellogg's Chevrolet                            338                      52                                86,250      Running

38        33            7            Robby Gordon             Menards/MAPEI Ford                                         317                      49                                68,025      Running

39        32          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         310                      46                                78,400      Engine

40        16          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    310                      43                                75,750      Running

41          8          21            Ken Schrader              Motocraft Ford                                                  254                      45           *      5             87,839      Accident

42        43          37            Kevin Lepage              Long John Silvers Dodge                                  127                      37                                68,280      Transmission

43        15          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 122                      34                                67,382      Accident

# Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender.   ** Includes race leader/most laps led bonus. * Includes race leader bonus.

Failed to qualify: (6) #36 Jeremy Mayfield, #4 Ward Burton, #49 Mike Bliss, #55 Michael Waltrip, #44 Dale Jarrett, #10 Scott Riggs.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 70,000 (originally a 75,000+ sellout), Jeff Gordon won the rain-postponed Dodge Avenger 500, his 78th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and third in 2007.

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 1 minute, 51 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED: 124.372 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .978 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Clint Bowyer (164.897 mph, 29.806 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jeff Gordon (401.076 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Clint Bowyer

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Mike Ford (crew chief for Denny Hamlin)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jeff Gordon

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Clint Bowyer (162.587 mph, Lap 2)

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Ryan Newman

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  Jeff Gordon ($20,000) ++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (24 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Denny Hamlin (179 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 44 laps. 41-44 (Competition); 117-120 (Car #41-Accident, Turn 1); 124-127 (Car #83-Accident, Backstretch); 184-189 (Debris); 239-242 (Car #6-Spin, Turn 4); 255-259 (Car #21-Accident, Turn 1); 305-309 (Car #5-Accident, Backstretch); 334-338 (Debris); 345-348 (Debris); 352-354 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 21 lead changes among 10 drivers. Clint Bowyer 1-16; Carl Edwards 17-34; Denny Hamlin 35-101; Edwards 102-116; Hamlin 117-177; Ryan Newman 178-179; Matt Kenseth 180-181; Hamlin 182-221; Newman 222-238; Hamlin 239; Ken Schrader 240-241; Kenseth 242-255; Jimmie Johnson 256; Kenseth 257-269; Newman 270-289; Hamlin 290-299; Johnson 300-305; Elliott Sadler 306; Johnson 307-335; Dave Blaney 336-337; Johnson 338-345; Jeff Gordon 346-367.

++Rollover money awarded at year’s end; amount not included in race winnings.

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12    (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                       1,881              (3)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               1,650              (4)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                    1,582              (1)

 4 –Denny Hamlin                   1,539              (0)

 5 –Jeff Burton                        1,486              (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                    1,375              (0)

 7 –Kurt Busch                        1,325              (0)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                    1,315              (1)

 9 –Clint Bowyer                     1,302              (0)

10–Carl Edwards                     1,291              (0)

11–Kyle Busch                        1,281              (1)

12–Dale Earnhardt Jr.             1,260              (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         96      10

Ford                                 61        1

Dodge                              52        0

Toyota                             33        0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          5

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          3

Jeff Green                      (#66)          2

 


BUD POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                        5

Clint Bowyer                                      1

David Gilliland                                  1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Kasey Kahne                                     1

Ryan Newman                                   1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                       120

David Ragan                                   116

Paul Menard                                     82

David Reutimann                              72

AJ Allmendinger                               38

Brandon Whitt                                     2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jeff Gordon                      (#24)        4

Tony Stewart                   (#20)        3

Jimmie Johnson              (#48)        1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Mike Ford                           (#11)        4

Todd Parrott                      (#38)        2

Ryan Pemberton                (#01)        2

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD                                 Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                        (#01)        4

Denny Hamlin                    (#11)        2

Jeff Gordon                        (#24)        2

 


USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            3

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)            1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        117

Hendrick                         (#48)          71

JGR                               (#11)          59

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Clint Bowyer                  (#07)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          5

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          4

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 11
Unofficial Race Results for the Dodge Avenger "500" - Sunday, May 13, 2007
Darlington Raceway - Darlington, SC - 1.37 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 367 Laps - 501.32 Miles


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 10 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 367 190 5 $323,286 Running 1 22
2 7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 367 180 10 $211,550 Running 5 179
3 12 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 367 170 5 $197,761 Running 4 44
4 29 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 367 165 5 $159,875 Running 3 39
5 4 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 367 160 5 $125,475 Running 2 33
6 26 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 367 150 $145,961 Running
7 31 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 367 151 5 $143,516 Running 3 29
8 21 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 367 142 $133,033 Running
9 1 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 367 143 5 $114,575 Running 1 16
10 34 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 367 134 $127,541 Running
11 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 367 130 $112,320 Running
12 18 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 367 127 $119,108 Running
13 28 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Resorts Chevy 367 124 $104,433 Running
14 37 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 367 121 $108,308 Running
15 2 16 Greg Biffle Ameriquest Ford 367 118 $97,700 Running
16 3 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 367 115 $89,850 Running
17 9 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 367 112 $125,886 Running
18 22 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 367 109 $108,183 Running
19 13 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 367 106 $117,036 Running
20 5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 367 103 $124,616 Running
21 17 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 367 105 5 $96,370 Running 1 1
22 39 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 365 97 $100,008 Running
23 41 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 365 94 $113,575 Running
24 6 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 365 91 $75,775 Running
25 42 45 Kyle Petty MarathonAmericanSpiritMotorOil Dodge 364 88 $87,233 Running
26 40 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 364 85 $105,333 Running
27 24 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 363 82 $109,425 Running
28 35 13 Joe Nemechek Haier Chevy 363 79 $69,950 Running
29 19 70 Johnny Sauter Haas/Yellow Transportation Chevy 361 76 $69,750 Running
30 38 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 361 73 $100,289 Engine
31 23 15 Paul Menard # Menards/MOEN Chevy 358 70 $69,325 Running
32 27 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 355 72 5 $89,197 Engine 1 2
33 14 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 351 64 $69,925 Engine
34 30 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 349 61 $68,850 Engine
35 11 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 345 58 $76,600 Engine
36 20 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 344 55 $68,450 Running
37 36 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg's Chevy 338 52 $86,250 Running
38 33 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford 317 49 $68,025 Running
39 32 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 310 46 $78,400 Engine
40 16 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 310 43 $75,750 Running
41 8 21 Ken Schrader Motocraft Ford 254 45 5 $87,839 Accident 1 2
42 43 37 Kevin Lepage Long John Silvers Dodge 127 37 $68,280 Transmission
43 15 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 122 34 $67,382 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 70,000 (originally a 75,000+ sellout), Jeff Gordon won the rain-postponed Dodge Avenger 500 - his 78th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory and third in 2007. No one dropped to the rear.

Failed to Qualify: (6) #36 Jeremy Mayfield, #4 Ward Burton, #49 Mike Bliss, #55 Michael Waltrip, #44 Dale Jarrett, #10 Scott Riggs.

Time of Race: 04 Hrs, 01 Mins, 50 Secs. Average Speed: 124.383 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.978 Seconds

Caution Flags: 10 for 44 laps: Laps: 41-44 (Competition); 117-120 (#41 accident turn 1); 124-127 (#83 accident backstretch); 184-189 (Debris); 239-242 (#6 spun turn 4); 255-259 (#21 accident turn 1); 305-309 (#5 accident backstretch); 334-338 (Debris); 345-348 (Debris); 352-354 (Oil on track).

Lead Changes: 21 among 10 drivers: C. Bowyer 1-16; C. Edwards 17-34; D. Hamlin 35-101; C. Edwards 102-116; D. Hamlin 117-177; R. Newman 178-179; M. Kenseth 180-181; D. Hamlin 182-221; R. Newman 222-238; D. Hamlin 239; K. Schrader 240-241; M. Kenseth 242-255; J. Johnson 256; M. Kenseth 257-269; R. Newman 270-289; D. Hamlin 290-299; J. Johnson 300-305; E. Sadler 306; J. Johnson 307-335; D. Blaney 336-337; J. Johnson 338-345; J. Gordon 346-367.

Budweiser Pole Award : Clint Bowyer, #07 (164.987 mph)
Checkers/Rally's : Jeff Gordon, #24 (401.076) Commit Lozenges : Clint Bowyer, #07
DIRECTV : Denny Hamlin, #11
EA Sports : Jeff Gordon, #24
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Clint Bowyer, #07 (162.587 mph, Lap 2)
Mobil 1 : Ryan Newman, #12
Raybestos Rookie of the Year : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jeff Gordon, #24
USG Improving the Finish : Matt Kenseth, #17 (24 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Denny Hamlin, #11 (179 Laps)
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jeff Gordon, #24



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