Talladega Superspeedway
UAW-Ford 500
October 7, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 30

UAW-FORD 500

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.Oct. 7, 2007

2.66-Mile Oval

500 M – 188 L – Purse: $5,384,639

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1         34          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet                                     188                    190           *      5         $246,036      Running

 2         19          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              188                    175           *      5           216,461      Running

 3           2          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              188                    170           *      5           180,783      Running

 4         18          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   188                    170         **    10           140,975      Running

 5         16          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       188                    160           *      5           149,025      Running

 6         29          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       188                    150                              114,325      Running

 7         41            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                188                    146                              127,933      Running

 8         11          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      188                    147           *      5           134,736      Running

 9         14          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         188                    143           *      5             96,425      Running

10        28          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    188                    134                              114,358      Running

11        23          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     188                    135           *      5             92,625      Running

12        39          70            Johnny Sauter             Radioactive Energy Chevrolet                           188                    132           *      5             98,750      Running

13        32          66            Jeff Green                   GARMIN Chevrolet                                            188                    129           *      5           103,383      Running

14        31          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             188                    121                                89,325      Running

15        22          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    188                    118                              115,925      Running

16          9            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              188                    115                              121,891      Running

17        33          40            David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            188                    117           *      5             78,050      Running

18        17          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           188                    109                              105,658      Running

19        15          88            Mike Wallace               M&M's Ford                                                       188                    106                              108,408      Running

20        37          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    188                    108           *      5           125,236      Running

21          6          27            Jacques Villeneuve     Unicef Toyota                                                    188                    100                                73,325      Running

22          5          00    #      David Reutimann         Burger King Toyota                                           179                    102           *      5             88,233      Accident

23        20          16            Greg Biffle                   Dish Network/Starz Ford                                  176                      94                                92,150      Accident

24        10          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              175                      96           *      5             94,120      Accident

25          1          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  175                      93           *      5             88,722      Accident

26        25          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   171                      85                              120,066      Running

27        27          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       167                      82                              102,239      Running

28        12          45            Kyle Petty                    American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge                       161                      84           *      5             74,775      Accident

29        24            7            Robby Gordon             Camping World Ford                                          161                      81           *      5             74,625      Running

30        38          01            Aric Almirola                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         156                      73                                82,450      Engine

31        40          21            Ken Schrader              Motorcraft Ford                                                 152                      70                                90,514      Accident

32          4          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   149                      67                                71,375      Running

33          7          49            John Andretti               Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge            149                      64                                71,925      Running

34        42            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Travel Ford                                               146                      61                              106,625      Accident

35          8          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios Racing/Pillsbury Food                        144                      63           *      5           107,561      Accident

36        36            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        144                      60           *      5             88,475      Accident

37        35          26            Jamie McMurray          Irwin Ford                                                          144                      52                                78,350      Accident

38        30          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/PEAK Chevrolet                                  144                      49                                70,225      Accident

39          3          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 144                      51           *      5             70,500      Accident

40        26            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        136                      48           *      5           120,768      Engine

41        43          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       136                      40                                69,810      Accident

42        13            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  113                      42           *      5             96,025      Engine

43        21          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                      91                      34                              109,840      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (8) #84 AJ Allmendinger, #60 Boris Said, #10 Scott Riggs, #06 Sam Hornish Jr., #36 Jeremy Mayfield, #09 Sterling Marlin, #4 Ward Burton, #37 Kevin Lepage.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 155,000, Gordon won the UAW-Ford 500, his 80th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #26 McMurray (engine change); #25 Mears (unapproved impound adjustment).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 29 minutes, 11 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 143.438 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .066 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Michael Waltrip (189.070 mph, 50.648 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Johnny Sauter (203.873 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Dave Blaney

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Tommy Baldwin Jr. (crew chief for Dave Blaney)

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

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (196.294 mph, Lap 32)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  Jeff Gordon ($160,000)++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Johnny Sauter (27 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Denny Hamlin (40 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 34 laps. 19-22 (Car #49-Accident, Frontstretch); 64-67 (Car #16 & 38-Accident, Turn 4); 94-96 (Debris); 114-116 (Oil on track); 137-140 (Oil on track); 146-150 (Car #00, 5, 6, 7, 11, 15, 17, 22, 26, 43 & 83-Accident, Turn 4); 154-156 (Car #21-Accident, Turn 4); 163-166 (Car #45-Accident, Turn 3); 177-180 (Car #16, 19, 55 & 96-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 42 lead changes among 22 drivers. Waltrip (Pole), Blaney 1, Labonte 2, Vickers 3, Waltrip 4, Labonte 5, R. Gordon 6-8, Vickers 9-11, Hamlin 12-18, Petty 19, Johnson 20, Hamlin 21-24, Sadler 25-26, Hamlin 27-29, Truex 30, Earnhardt 31-58, Ky. Busch 59, Vickers 60, Waltrip 61, Green 62, Hamlin 63-87, Waltrip 88, Reutimann 89-90, Earnhardt 91-93, Stremme 94, Waltrip 95-97, Hamlin 98, Stewart 99-108, Sadler 109-113, Bowyer 114, Sadler 115-132, Labonte 133, Stewart 134, Vickers 135-137, Harvick 138, Sauter 139-140, Stewart 141-145, Raines 146-150, Newman 151-152, Stewart 153-174, Newman 175-182, Johnson 183-187, J. Gordon 188.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12                (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                     5690      (5)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               5681      (6)

 3 –Clint Bowyer                   5627      (1)

 4 –Tony Stewart                  5536      (3)

 5 –Kevin Harvick                  5488      (1)

 6 –Carl Edwards                  5485      (3)

 7 –Kurt Busch                      5475      (2)

 8 –Kyle Busch                      5430      (1)

 9 –Denny Hamlin                  5428      (1)

10–Martin Truex Jr.               5390      (1)

11–Matt Kenseth                   5372      (1)

12–Jeff Burton                      5354      (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                   241            21

Ford                           168              6

Dodge                        151              3

Toyota                         97              0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)       9

Tony Stewart                (#20)       4

Carl Edwards                (#99)       4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                      225

David Ragan                                  210

Paul Menard                                  182

David Reutimann                           164

AJ Allmendinger                            124

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         7

Dale Earnardt Jr.           (#  8)         5

Martin Truex Jr.             (#  1)         5

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jeff Gordon                     (#24)       7

Tony Stewart                  (#20)       5

Denny Hamlin                  (#11)       4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Mike Ford                           (#11)       6

Tony Eury Jr.                     (#  8)       4

Bob Osborne                     (#99)       3

 

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

Jeff Gordon                       (#24)     4

Mark Martin                        (#01)     4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.              (#  8)     3

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         7

Kevin Harvick                (#29)         3

Johnny Sauter               (#70)         3

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         3

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         8

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         4

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         3

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#24)       228

JGR                               (#20)       170

Hendrick                        (#48)       159

 

BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                       6

Ryan Newman                                  4

Jimmie Johnson                                 3

Clint Bowyer                                     2

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Dave Blaney                                      1

Kurt Busch                                        1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1

David Gilliland                                    1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Casey Mears                                     1

Reed Sorenson                                 1

Michael Waltrip                                  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 30
Unofficial Race Results for the Uaw-Ford "500" - Sunday, October 7, 2007
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, AL - 2.66 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 188 Laps - 500.08 Miles - Purse: $5,384,639<
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Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 34 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Pepsi Chevy 188 190 5 $246,036 Running 1 1
2 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 188 175 5 $216,461 Running 2 6
3 2 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 188 170 5 $180,783 Running 1 1
4 18 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Chevy 188 170 10 $140,975 Running 5 40
5 16 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 188 160 5 $149,025 Running 2 10
6 29 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 188 150 $114,325 Running
7 41 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 188 146 $127,933 Running
8 11 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 188 147 5 $134,736 Running 4 38
9 14 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 188 143 5 $96,425 Running 1 5
10 28 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 188 134 $114,358 Running
11 23 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 188 135 5 $92,625 Running 1 1
12 39 70 Johnny Sauter Radioactive Energy Chevy 188 132 5 $98,750 Running 1 2
13 32 66 Jeff Green GARMIN Chevy 188 129 5 $103,383 Running 1 1
14 31 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 188 121 $89,325 Running
15 22 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 188 118 $115,925 Running
16 9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 188 115 $121,891 Running
17 33 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 188 117 5 $78,050 Running 1 1
18 17 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 188 109 $105,658 Running
19 15 88 Mike Wallace M&M's Ford 188 106 $108,408 Running
20 37 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 188 108 5 $125,236 Running 1 1
21 6 27 Jacques Villeneuve unicef Toyota 188 100 $73,325 Running
22 5 00 David Reutimann # Burger King Toyota 179 102 5 $88,233 Accident 1 2
23 20 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network/Starz Ford 176 94 $92,150 Accident
24 10 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 175 96 5 $94,120 Accident 3 25
25 1 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 175 93 5 $88,722 Accident 4 6
26 25 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 171 85 $120,066 Running
27 27 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 167 82 $102,239 Running
28 12 45 Kyle Petty American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 161 84 5 $74,775 Accident 1 1
29 24 7 Robby Gordon Camping World Ford 161 81 5 $74,625 Running 1 3
30 38 01 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 156 73 $82,450 Engine
31 40 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 152 70 $90,514 Accident
32 4 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 149 67 $71,375 Running
33 7 49 John Andretti Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 149 64 $71,925 Running
34 42 6 David Ragan # AAA Travel Ford 146 61 $106,625 Accident
35 8 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Racing/Pillsbury Food 144 63 5 $107,561 Accident 3 3
36 36 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 144 60 5 $88,475 Accident 1 1
37 35 26 Jamie McMurray Irwin Ford 144 52 $78,350 Accident
38 30 15 Paul Menard # Menards/PEAK Chevy 144 49 $70,225 Accident
39 3 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 144 51 5 $70,500 Accident 4 8
40 26 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 136 48 5 $120,768 Engine 2 31
41 43 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 136 40 $69,810 Accident
42 13 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 113 42 5 $96,025 Engine 1 1
43 21 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 91 34 $109,840 Engine  


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 155,000 - Jeff Gordon won the UAW-Ford 500, his 80th career Nextel NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #26 McMurray (engine change); #25 Mears (unapproved impound adjustment).

Failed to Qualify: (8) 84 AJ Allmendinger #, 60 Boris Said, 10 Scott Riggs, 06 Sam Hornish Jr., 36 Jeremy Mayfield, 09 Sterling Marlin, 4 Ward Burton, 37 Kevin Lepage.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 29 Mins, 11 Secs. Average Speed: 143.438 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.066 Seconds

Caution Flags: 9 for 34 laps: Laps: 19-22 (#49 accident frontstretch); 64-67 (#16,38 accident turn 4); 94-96 (Debris); 114-116 (Oil on track); 137-140 (Oil on track); 146-150 (#00,5,6,7,11,15,17,22,26,43,83 accident turn 4); 154-156 (#21 accident turn 4); 163-166 (#45 accident turn 3); 177-180 (#16,19,55,96 accident turn 1).

Lead Changes: 42 among 22 drivers: M. Waltrip (Pole); D. Blaney 1; B. Labonte 2; B. Vickers 3; M. Waltrip 4; B. Labonte 5; R. Gordon 6-8; B. Vickers 9-11; D. Hamlin 12-18; K. Petty 19; J. Johnson 20; D. Hamlin 21-24; E. Sadler 25-26; D. Hamlin 27-29; M. Truex Jr. 30; D. Earnhardt Jr. 31-58; Ky. Busch 59; B. Vickers 60; M. Waltrip 61; J. Green 62; D. Hamlin 63-87; M. Waltrip 88; D. Reutimann # 89-90; D. Earnhardt Jr. 91-93; D. Stremme 94; M. Waltrip 95-97; D. Hamlin 98; T. Stewart 99-108; E. Sadler 109-113; C. Bowyer 114; E. Sadler 115-132; B. Labonte 133; T. Stewart 134; B. Vickers 135-137; K. Harvick 138; J. Sauter 139-140; T. Stewart 141-145; T. Raines 146-150; R. Newman 151-152; T. Stewart 153-174; R. Newman 175-182; J. Johnson 183-187; J. Gordon 188;

Budweiser Pole Award : Michael Waltrip, #55 (189.070 mph)
Checkers/Rally's : Johnny Sauter, #70 (203.873 Seconds)
Commit Lozenges : Dave Blaney, #22
DIRECTV : Dave Blaney, #22
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jimmie Johnson, #48
EA Sports : Jeff Gordon, #24
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #8 (196.294 mph, Lap 32)
Mobil 1 : Ryan Newman, #12
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jeff Gordon, #24
USG Improving the Finish : Johnny Sauter, #70 (27 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Denny Hamlin, #11 (40 Laps)


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