California Speedway
Sharp Aquos 500
September 2, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 25

SHARP AQUOS 500

CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Sept. 2, 2007

2-Mile Oval

500 M – 250 L – Purse: $6,097,134

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St          Car#        Driver                         Team                                                              Laps                   Pts           Pts               Won          Status

 1           2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foun. Chevrolet          250                    190           *      5         $289,411      Running

 2         19          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             250                    170                              185,450      Running

 3           5            5            Kyle Busch                  Cheez-it/CARQUEST Chevrolet                         250                    175         **    10           163,225      Running

 4         15          31            Jeff Burton                  RCR Chevrolet                                                   250                    165           *      5           163,491      Running

 5           7            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        250                    160           *      5           180,433      Running

 6           8            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        250                    155           *      5           135,345      Running

 7         36          17            Matt Kenseth               R&L Carriers/DEWALT Ford                             250                    146                              158,941      Running

 8         17          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 250                    147           *      5           102,975      Running

 9           1            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                250                    143           *      5           146,308      Running

10          3            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              250                    134                              148,216      Running

11        11          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Totino's Pizza Rolls Dodge                 250                    135           *      5           138,361      Running

12        33            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         250                    127                              137,475      Running

13        22          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      250                    129           *      5           143,286      Running

14        12          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    250                    121                              141,836      Running

15        13          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       250                    123           *      5           111,525      Running

16        38          26            Jamie McMurray          Sharp AQUOS Ford                                          250                    115                              104,275      Running

17        10          16            Greg Biffle                   Aflac Ford                                                         250                    112                              109,325      Running

18        18          84    #      AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 249                    109                                90,275      Running

19          9          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 249                    106                              108,600      Running

20        24          07            Clint Bowyer               DirecTV Chevrolet                                             249                    103                              103,900      Running

21        31          41            Reed Sorenson           Target/Memorex Dodge                                     249                    100                              119,083      Running

22        16          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Cromax Pro Chevrolet                           249                      97                              135,011      Running

23        32          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           249                      94                              115,533      Running

24        20          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet                   249                      91                                91,850      Running

25        14          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       249                      88                              118,189      Running

26        26          21            Bill Elliott                       Motorcraft Ford                                                 248                      90           *      5           109,589      Running

27        34          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV/Best Buy Chevrolet                         248                      82                                97,825      Running

28        39          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            248                      84           *      5           103,758      Running

29        23          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           248                      76                              117,308      Running

30        41          70            Johnny Sauter             HAAS Automation/Yellow Chevrolet                248                      78           *      5             89,750      Running

31        40          01            Aric Almirola                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         248                      70                                97,200      Running

32        28          00    #      David Reutimann         Burger King Toyota                                           247                      72           *      5           100,308      Running

33        42          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Wrigley's Big Red Dodge                                   247                      64                              121,625      Running

34        21          40            David Stremme            Target Dodge                                                    245                      61                                86,050      Running

35          6          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              245                      58                              104,345      Running

36        27          36            Jeremy Mayfield          360 OTC Toyota                                                229                      55                                85,950      Accident

37        43          49            John Andretti               Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge            203                      57           *      5             95,447      Accident

38        30          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              201                      49                                93,850      Engine

39          4          12            Ryan Newman            Kodak Dodge                                                     194                      51           *      5           117,875      Engine

40        37          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers/Generation Max Ford                         179                      43                              116,783      Accident

41        35            7            Robby Gordon             Original Road House Grill/Jim Beam Ford          159                      40                                85,705      Running

42        25          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                    38                      37                                85,640      Accident

43        29          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Chevrolet                                       9                      34                                85,008      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (3) #10 Scott Riggs, #4 Ward Burton, #44 Dale Jarrett.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 85,000, Johnson won the Sharp AQUOS 500, his 28th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #01 Almirola, #42 Montoya (engine change) and #96 Raines (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 48 minutes, 8 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED: 131.502 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.868 seconds

BUD POLE AWARD:  Kurt Busch (182.399 mph, 39.474 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (302.234 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

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

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kyle Busch (176.483 mph, Lap 47)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $120,000 at Richmond++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  David Ragan

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Matt Kenseth (29 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Kyle Busch (97 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 43 laps. 10-12 (Oil on track); 17-19 (Debris); 24-26 (Car #19-Spin, Turn 2); 41-45 (Car #55-Accident, Turn 3); 73-77 (Debris); 87-90 (Car #7-Accident, Frontstretch); 95-97 (Car #12-Spin, Turn 4); 113-116 (Car #18-Spin, Backstretch); 165-168 (Debris); 175-177 (Debris); 181-186 (Car #00, 24, 36, 38 & 88-Accident, Frontstretch).

LAP LEADERS: 30 lead changes among 16 drivers. Kurt Busch 1-10, John Andretti 11-12, Ku. Busch 13-23, Kyle Busch 24-40, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 41, Kyle Petty 42, Bill Elliott 43, Johnny Sauter 44-45, Ky. Busch 46-72, Earnhardt 73, Martin Truex Jr. 74-77, Earnhardt 78, Ky. Busch 79-80, Earnhardt 81-90, Ryan Newman 91, Earnhardt 92, Ky. Busch 93-112, Jimmie Johnson 113, Ky. Busch 114-118, Johnson 119-136, Ky. Busch 137-153, Jeff Burton 154, David Reutimann 155, Ky. Busch 156-164, Earnhardt 165, Brian Vickers 166-168, Johnson 169-211, Bobby Labonte 212-215, Tony Stewart 216-227, Casey Mears 228, Johnson 229-250.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12    (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                       3,679              (4)

 2 –Tony Stewart                    3,362              (3)

 3 –Denny Hamlin                   3,335              (1)

 4 –Carl Edwards                     3,330              (2)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                    3,309              (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson               3,249              (5)

 7 –Jeff Burton                        3,219              (1)

 8 –Kyle Busch                        3,199              (1)

 9 –Clint Bowyer                     3,047              (0)

10–Martin Truex Jr.                2,042              (1)

11–Kurt Busch                        3,022              (2)

12–Kevin Harvick                    3,009              (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts         Wins

Chevrolet                   202            18

Ford                           138              4

Dodge                        131              3

Toyota                         79              0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)        7

Tony Stewart                 (#20)        4

Carl Edwards                  (#99)        3

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                     217

David Ragan                                  194

Paul Menard                                  175

David Reutimann                           153

AJ Allmendinger                              99

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          7

Mark Martin                    (#01)          5

Martin Truex Jr.             (#  1)          4

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jeff Gordon                      (#24)        6

Tony Stewart                   (#20)        5

Jimmie Johnson              (#48)        3

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Mike Ford                           (#11)        6

Tony Eury Jr.                     (#  8)        4

Bob Osborne                      (#99)        2

 

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

Mark Martin                        (#01)        4

Jeff Gordon                        (#24)        3

Denny Hamlin                    (#11)        3

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          6

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          2

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          5

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          4

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          3

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          3

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          7

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          3

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        178

JGR                               (#20)        136

JGR                               (#11)        116

 

BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                        6

Ryan Newman                                   4

Kasey Kahne                                     2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Clint Bowyer                                      1

Kurt Busch                                         1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                              1

David Gilliland                                  1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Casey Mears                                      1

Reed Sorenson                                  1

J.J. Yeley                                           1

 


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 25
Unofficial Race Results for the Sharp Aquos 500 - Sunday, September 2, 2007
California Speedway - Fontana, CA - 2 Mile banked paved
Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $6,097,134
Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevy 250 190 5 $289,411 Running 4 84
2 19 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 250 170 $185,450 Running
3 5 5 Kyle Busch Cheez-it/CARQUEST Chevy 250 175 10 $163,225 Running 7 97
4 15 31 Jeff Burton RCR Chevy Chevy 250 165 5 $163,491 Running 1 1
5 7 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 250 160 5 $180,433 Running 6 15
6 8 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 250 155 5 $135,345 Running 1 4
7 36 17 Matt Kenseth R&L Carriers/DeWalt Ford 250 146 $158,941 Running
8 17 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 250 147 5 $102,975 Running 1 3
9 1 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 250 143 5 $146,308 Running 2 21
10 3 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 250 134 $148,216 Running
11 11 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Totino's Pizza Rolls Dodge 250 135 5 $138,361 Running 1 4
12 33 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 250 127 $137,475 Running
13 22 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 250 129 5 $143,286 Running 1 12
14 12 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 250 121 $141,836 Running
15 13 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 250 123 5 $111,525 Running 1 1
16 38 26 Jamie McMurray Sharp AQUOS Ford 250 115 $104,275 Running
17 10 16 Greg Biffle Aflac Ford 250 112 $109,325 Running
18 18 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 249 109 $90,275 Running
19 9 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 249 106 $108,600 Running
20 24 07 Clint Bowyer DirecTV Chevy 249 103 $103,900 Running
21 31 41 Reed Sorenson Target/Memorex Dodge 249 100 $119,083 Running
22 16 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Cromax Pro Chevy 249 97 $135,011 Running
23 32 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 249 94 $115,533 Running
24 20 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 249 91 $91,850 Running
25 14 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 249 88 $114,689 Running
26 26 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 248 90 5 $109,689 Running 1 1
27 34 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV/Best Buy Chevy 248 82 $97,925 Running
28 39 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 248 84 5 $103,858 Running 1 1
29 23 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 248 76 $117,408 Running
30 41 70 Johnny Sauter HAAS Automation/Yellow Chevy 248 78 5 $89,850 Running 1 2
31 40 01 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 248 70 $97,200 Running
32 28 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 247 72 5 $100,808 Running 1 1
33 42 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Wrigley's Big Red Dodge 247 64 $124,125 Running
34 21 40 David Stremme Target Dodge 245 61 $86,050 Running
35 6 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 245 58 $104,345 Running
36 27 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 229 55 $85,950 Accident
37 43 49 John Andretti Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 203 57 5 $95,447 Accident 1 2
38 30 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 201 49 $93,850 Engine
39 4 12 Ryan Newman Kodak Dodge 194 51 5 $117,875 Engine 1 1
40 37 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers/Generation max Ford 179 43 $116,783 Accident
41 35 7 Robby Gordon Original Road House Grill/Jim Beam 159 40 $85,705 Running
42 25 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 38 37 $85,640 Accident
43 29 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 9 34 $85,008 Engine


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 85,000 - Jimmie Johnson won the Sharp AQUOS 500, his 28th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #01 Almirola, #42 Montoya (engine change) and #96 Raines (transmission change).

Failed to Qualify: (3) 10 Scott Riggs, 4 Ward Burton, 44 Dale Jarrett.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 48 Mins, 08 Secs. Average Speed: 131.502 MPH Margin of Victory: 1.868 Seconds

Caution Flags: 11 for 43 laps: Laps: 10-12 (Oil on track); 17-19 (Debris); 24-26 (#19 spun turn 2); 41-45 (#55 accident turn 3); 73-77 (Debris); 87-90 (#7 accident frontstretch); 95-97 (#12 spun turn 4); 113-116 (#18 spun backstretch); 165-168 (Debris); 175-177 (Debris); 181-186 (#00,24,36,38,88 accident frontstretch).

Lead Changes: 30 among 16 drivers: Ku. Busch 1-10; J. Andretti 11-12; Ku. Busch 13-23; Ky. Busch 24-40; D. Earnhardt Jr. 41; K. Petty 42; B. Elliott 43; J. Sauter 44-45; Ky. Busch 46-72; D. Earnhardt Jr. 73; M. Truex Jr. 74-77; D. Earnhardt Jr. 78; Ky. Busch 79-80; D. Earnhardt Jr. 81-90; R. Newman 91; D. Earnhardt Jr. 92; Ky. Busch 93-112; J. Johnson 113; Ky. Busch 114-118; J. Johnson 119-136; Ky. Busch 137-153; J. Burton 154; D. Reutimann # 155; Ky. Busch 156-164; D. Earnhardt Jr. 165; B. Vickers 166-168; J. Johnson 169-211; B. Labonte 212-215; T. Stewart 216-227; C. Mears 228; J. Johnson 229-250.

Budweiser Pole Award : Kurt Busch, #2 (182.399 mph)
Checkers/Rally's : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #8 (302.234 Seconds)
Commit Lozenges : Jimmie Johnson, #48
DIRECTV : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #8
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jimmie Johnson, #48
EA Sports : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Kyle Busch, #5 (176.483 mph, Lap 47)
Mobil 1 : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #8
Raybestos Rookie of the Year : David Ragan, #6
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jimmie Johnson, #48
USG Improving the Finish : Matt Kenseth, #17 (29 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Kyle Busch, #5 (97 Laps)


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