Lowe's Motor Speedway
Coca Cola 600
May 27, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 12

COCA-COLA 600

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C. – May 27, 2007

1.5-Mile Oval

600 M – 400 LPurse: $6,569,628

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1         16          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/ American Heroes Chev           400                    190           *      5         $377,425      Running

 2         12          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           400                    175           *      5           264,733      Running

 3         36          45            Kyle Petty                    Coke Zero Dodge                                              400                    165                              208,983      Running

 4         34          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    400                    160                              177,783      Running

 5         26          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 400                    160           *      5           148,525      Running

 6         14          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      400                    155           *      5           179,661      Running

 7           7          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Dark Ford                                           400                    151           *      5           149,933      Running

 8           4            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        400                    147           *      5           168,058      Running

 9           6          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight/Marines Chevrolet                      400                    143           *      5           136,550      Running

10        21          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/Power of Pride Chevrolet                     400                    139           *      5           176,811      Running

11        11          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         400                    130                              128,463      Running

12          5          17            Matt Kenseth               R&L Carriers/DEWALT Ford                             400                    132           *      5           156,241      Running

13          9          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Chocolate Chex Dodge                      399                    124                              139,936      Running

14        37          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         399                    121                              111,300      Running

15        39          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             399                    123           *      5           109,950      Running

16        31            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        399                    115                              125,195      Running

17        10          40            David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            397                    112                                97,935      Running

18          8          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              397                    109                              116,583      Running

19        28          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               395                    106                              103,750      Running

20        15          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         394                    103                              104,525      Running

21        27          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    394                    100                              139,286      Running

22        35            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Black Ford                                         393                      97                                92,375      Running

23        18            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              390                      94                              136,491      Running

24        25          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    385                      91                              127,566      Running

25        24          36            Jeremy Mayfield          360 OTC Toyota                                                382                      93           *      5             87,375      Engine

26        33          13            Joe Nemechek             Haier Chevrolet                                                 377                      85                                86,175      Running

27        40          70            Johnny Sauter             Radio Active Energy Drink Chevrolet                376                      82                                85,650      Running

28        20          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    369                      79                              124,300      Running

29        41          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     367                      76                                96,000      Running

30        17            5            Kyle Busch                  Carquest/Kellogg's Chevrolet                            357                      78           *      5           103,375      Running

31        29          84    #      AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 310                      70                                84,725      Running

32          2            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                296                      77         **    10           126,758      Accident

33        30          14            Sterling Marlin              PEPBOYS Auto Chevrolet                                 293                      64                                97,472      Running

34        43          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   289                      61                                84,350      Engine

35        19          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       265                      58                              111,414      Running

36          3          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              261                      55                              112,020      Running

37        13            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          219                      52                              120,025      Accident

38        22          21            Bill Elliott                       U.S. Air Force Ford                                           218                      54           *      5           103,249      Accident

39          1          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       172                      51           *      5           156,100      Engine

40        23          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                         82                      43                                83,515      Engine

41        32          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Department of Defense Chevrolet          61                      40                              130,341      Accident

42        42          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                             52                      37                                91,325      Accident

43        38          16            Greg Biffle                   Dish Network Ford                                              45                      34                              101,490      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (6) #15 Paul Menard, #55 Michael Waltrip, #4 Ward Burton, #37 Kevin Lepage, #49 Mike Bliss, #00 David Reutimann.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 175,000, Mears won the Coca-Cola 600, his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear: #29 Harvick and #6 Ragan (engine change); #07 Bowyer (back up).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 36 minutes, 27 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED: 130.222 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  9.561 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman (185.312 mph, 29.140 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Denny Hamlin (423.882 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Elliott Sadler

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Tony Gibson (crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Casey Mears

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Casey Mears

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Tony Stewart (178.448 mph, Lap 344)

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr.

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Dover++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Casey Mears

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Kyle Petty (33 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (83 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 13 cautions for 61 laps. 48-51 (Car #16-Accident, Backstretch); 54-60 (Car #1, 07, 14, 19, 20, 22, 26, 29, 38, 42, 66, 70 & 88-Accident, Frontstretch); 63-69 (Car #7, 24, 31, 84 & 96-Accident, Frontstretch.); 79-82 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 3); 141-145 (Debris); 170-173 (Debris); 186-189 (Car #2-Accident, Turn 2); 222-226 (Car #6, 21 & 99-Accident, Turn 4); 252-255 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 4); 268-271 (Car #9-Accident, Turn 2); 291-296 (Car #36-Spin, Frontstretch); 299-301 (Car #2-Accident, Backstretch); 338-341 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 29 lead changes among 15 drivers. Ryan Newman 1-10; Kurt Busch 11-112; Brian Vickers 113-125; Kyle Busch 126-129; Jimmie Johnson 130; Tony Stewart 131; J.J. Yeley 132; Carl Edwards 133; Bill Elliott 134; Vickers 135-174; Ku. Busch 175-179; Vickers 180-183; Johnson 184-204; Vickers 205-223; Johnson 224-226; Matt Kenseth 227-243; Johnson 244-252; Jeremy Mayfield 253-255; Kenseth 256-267; Johnson 268-274; Kenseth 275-281; Johnson 282-291; Ricky Rudd 292; Johnson 293-296; Kenseth 297-310; Johnson 311-338; Tony Stewart 339-392; Dale Earnhardt Jr. 393; Denny Hamlin 394; Casey Mears 395-400.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12    (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                       1,921              (3)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               1,789              (4)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                    1,714              (1)

 4 –Denny Hamlin                   1,682              (0)

 5 –Jeff Burton                        1,577              (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                    1,530              (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                    1,415              (1)

 8 –Carl Edwards                     1,414              (0)

 9 –Kurt Busch                        1,402              (0)

10–Clint Bowyer                     1,378              (0)

11–Kyle Busch                        1,359              (1)

12–Jamie McMurray               1,320              (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         105      11

Ford                                   64        1

Dodge                                58        0

Toyota                               37        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

Ryan Newman                                   2

Clint Bowyer                                      1

David Gilliland                                  1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Kasey Kahne                                     1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                       131

David Ragan                                   125

Paul Menard                                     83

David Reutimann                              73

AJ Allmendinger                               48

Brandon Whitt                                     2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jeff Gordon                      (#24)        4

Tony Stewart                   (#20)        3

Jimmie Johnson              (#48)        2

 

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)        3

Jeff Gordon                        (#24)        2

 


USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            4

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            3

Kyle Petty                      (#45)            1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        117

Hendrick                         (#48)          77

JGR                               (#11)          66

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          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 12
Unofficial Race Results for the Coca-Cola "600" - Sunday, May 27, 2007
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, NC - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 400 Laps - 600 Miles - Purse: $6,569,878

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns
Pts
Total
Award
Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 16 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC
/American Heroes Chevy
400 190 5 $367,425 Running 1 6
2 12 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 400 175 5 $264,733 Running 1 1
3 36 45 Kyle Petty Coke Zero Dodge 400 165 $208,983 Running
4 34 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 400 160 $177,783 Running
5 26 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 400 160 5 $148,525 Running 4 76
6 14 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 400 155 5 $179,661 Running 2 55
7 7 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Dark Ford 400 151 5 $149,933 Running 1 1
8 4 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 400 147 5 $168,058 Running 1 1
9 6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight/Marines Chevy 400 143 5 $136,550 Running 1 1
10 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Power of Pride Chevy 400 139 5 $176,811 Running 8 83
11 11 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 400 130 $128,463 Running
12 5 17 Matt Kenseth R&L Carriers/DeWalt Ford 400 132 5 $156,241 Running 4 50
13 9 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Chocolate Chex Dodge 399 124 $139,936 Running
14 37 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 399 121 $111,300 Running
15 39 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 399 123 5 $109,950 Running 1 1
16 31 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 399 115 $125,195 Running
17 10 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 397 112 $97,935 Running
18 8 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 397 109 $116,583 Running
19 28 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 395 106 $103,750 Running
20 15 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 394 103 $104,525 Running
21 27 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 394 100 $139,286 Running
22 35 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Black Ford 393 97 $92,375 Running
23 18 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 390 94 $136,491 Running
24 25 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 385 91 $127,566 Running
25 24 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 382 93 5 $87,375 Engine 1 3
26 33 13 Joe Nemechek Haier Chevy 377 85 $86,175 Running
27 40 70 Johnny Sauter Radio Active Energy Drink Chevy 376 82 $85,650 Running
28 20 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 369 79 $124,300 Running
29 41 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 367 76 $96,000 Running
30 17 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg's Chevy 357 78 5 $103,375 Running 1 4
31 29 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 310 70 $84,725 Running
32 2 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 296 77 10 $126,758 Accident 2 107
33 30 14 Sterling Marlin PEPBOYS Auto Chevy 293 64 $97,472 Running
34 43 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 289 61 $84,350 Engine
35 19 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 265 58 $111,414 Running
36 3 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 261 55 $112,020 Running
37 13 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 219 52 $120,025 Accident
38 22 21 Bill Elliott Air Force Ford 218 54 5 $103,249 Accident 1 1
39 1 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 172 51 5 $156,100 Engine 1 10
40 23 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 82 43 $83,515 Engine
41 32 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Department of Defense Chevy 61 40 $130,341 Accident
42 42 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 52 37 $91,325 Accident
43 38 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 45 34 $101,490 Accident


Race Comments: Before and estimated crowd of 175,000 - Casey Mears won the Coca Cola 600, his first NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear: #29 and #6 (engine change); #07 (back up).

Failed to Qualify: (6) #15 Paul Menard #, #55 Michael Waltrip, #4 Ward Burton, #37 Kevin Lepage, #49 Mike Bliss, #00 David Reutimann #.

Time of Race: 04 Hrs, 36 Mins, 27 Secs. Average Speed: 130.222 MPH Margin of Victory: 9.561 Seconds

Caution Flags: 13 for 62 laps: Laps: 48-51 (#16 accident backstretch); 54-60 (#1,07,14,19,20,22,26,29,38,42,66,70,88 accident frontstretch); 62-69 (#7,24,31,84,96 accident frontstretch.); 79-82 (#31 accident turn 3); 141-145 (Debris); 170-173 (Debris); 186-189 (#2 accident turn 2); 222-226 (#6,21,99 accident turn 4); 252-255 (#5 accident turn 4); 268-271 (#9 accident turn 2); 291-296 (#36 spun frontstretch); 299-301 (#2 accident backstretch); 338-341 (Debris).

Lead Changes: 29 among 15 drivers: R. Newman 1-10; Ku. Busch 11-112; B. Vickers 113-125; Ky. Busch 126-129; J. Johnson 130; T. Stewart 131; J. Yeley 132; C. Edwards 133; B. Elliott 134; B. Vickers 135-174; Ku. Busch 175-179; B. Vickers 180-183; J. Johnson 184-204; B. Vickers 205-223; J. Johnson 224-226; M. Kenseth 227-243; J. Johnson 244-252; J. Mayfield 253-255; M. Kenseth 256-267; J. Johnson 268-274; M. Kenseth 275-281; J. Johnson 282-291; R. Rudd 292; J. Johnson 293-296; M. Kenseth 297-310; J. Johnson 311-338; T. Stewart 339-392; D. Earnhardt Jr. 393; D. Hamlin 394; C. Mears 395-400.

Budweiser Pole Award : Ryan Newman, #12 (185.312 mph)
Checkers/Rally's : Denny Hamlin, #11 (423.882)
Commit Lozenges : Elliott Sadler, #19
DIRECTV : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #8
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Casey Mears, #25
EA Sports : Casey Mears, #25
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Tony Stewart, #20 (178.448 mph, Lap 344)
Mobil 1 : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #8
Raybestos Rookie of the Year : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Casey Mears, #25
USG Improving the Finish : Kyle Petty, #45 (33 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (83 Laps)



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