Lowe's Motor Speedway
Bank of America 500
October 13, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 31

BANK OF AMERICA 500

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C.Oct. 13, 2007

1.5-Mile Oval

501 M – 334 L – Purse: $5,185,096

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           4          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              337                    190           *      5         $268,236      Running

 2         25          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     337                    175           *      5           202,450      Running

 3         13            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        337                    170           *      5           153,300      Running

 4         27          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    337                    160                              157,341      Running

 5         18          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             337                    155                              127,800      Running

 6         34          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar/CatUsed.com Toyota                        337                    155           *      5           132,208      Running

 7         29          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               337                    146                              135,111      Running

 8           5            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              337                    142                              136,616      Running

 9         28          40            David Stremme            Target Dodge                                                    337                    138                                83,800      Running

10        19          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  337                    134                                95,733      Running

11        33          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    337                    130                              112,083      Running

12          3          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios Racing/Pink for the Cure Dodge         337                    127                              117,461      Running

13        39          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           337                    124                              104,233      Running

14          2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet                         337                    131         **    10           167,586      Running

15        30          84    #      AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 337                    118                                69,250      Running

16        12          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         337                    115                                84,550      Running

17        32            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        337                    112                                96,645      Running

18        42          45            Kyle Petty                    Tire Kingdom Dodge                                          337                    114           *      5             84,558      Running

19        22            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        337                    106                              111,058      Running

20        11          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Kinko's Chevrolet                                   337                    103                                87,200      Running

21          9          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       336                    100                                83,025      Running

22        17          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Rain-X Chevrolet                                336                      97                                68,350      Running

23        23          70            Johnny Sauter             Yellow Transportation Chevrolet                      336                      94                                67,950      Running

24          6          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             336                      96           *      5             80,750      Running

25        21          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       335                      88                                94,989      Running

26          8            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                335                      90           *      5           102,383      Running

27        10          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             334                      82                                82,350      Running

28          1          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       333                      84           *      5           122,775      Accident

29        20          00    #      David Reutimann         Dominos.com Toyota                                         333                      76                                77,808      Running

30        26          41            Reed Sorenson           Fuji Film Dodge                                                  333                      73                                83,972      Running

31        41          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV/Queen City Appliances Chev.         331                      70                                73,525      Running

32        37          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy/GARMIN Chevrolet                             330                      67                                70,525      Running

33        24          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    330                      64                              112,086      Running

34          7          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt for Women/DEWALT Ford                   282                      66           *      5           115,516      Accident

35        35          21            Bill Elliott                       Heinz/Ore-Ida Ford                                            282                      58                                81,339      Running

36        14          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge                         278                      55                                69,950      Accident

37        36          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    273                      52                                96,400      Accident

38        40            7            Robby Gordon             Motorola Digital Audio Player Ford                    270                      54           *      5             61,700      Running

39        38          36            Jeremy Mayfield          360 OTC Toyota                                                253                      46                                61,575      Vibration

40        31            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          231                      43                                97,275      Running

41        16          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              228                      40                                79,650      Running

42        43          49            John Andretti               Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge            205                      37                                61,180      Accident

43        15            4            Ward Burton                State Water Heaters/Lucas Chevrolet                83                      34                                61,343      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (6) #44 Dale Jarrett, #78 Joe Nemechek, #83 Brian Vickers, #06 Sam Hornish Jr., #08 Carl Long, #27 Kirk Shelmerdine.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 165,000, Gordon won the Bank of America 500, his 81st career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #18 Yeley (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 00 minutes, 58 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 125.868 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .579 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman (189.394 mph, 28.512 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Clint Bowyer (345.178 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Kenny Francis (crew chief for Kasey Kahne)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Clint Bowyer

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (184.124 mph, Lap 196)

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Mark Martin

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  Jeff Gordon ($10,000)++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  AJ Allmendinger

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Dave Blaney (28 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (95 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 15 cautions for 62 laps. 2-5 (Car #00-Accident, Turn 4); 22-24 (Car #6-Accident, Frontstretch); 68-71 (Car #41-Accident, Turn 3); 78-80 (Car #96-Accident, Turn 4); 119-122 (Debris); 138-141 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 4); 159-162 (Car #17-Accident, Frontstretch); 177-180 (Car #19-Accident, Backstretch); 191-194 (Car #21 & 25-Accident, Turn 3); 208-214 (Car #49 & 55-Accident, Frontstretch); 224-227 (Car #17-Accident, Turn 2); 232-234 (Car #48-Accident, Turn 2); 280-283 (Car #10 & 42-Accident, Turn 2); 323-329 (Car #70-Accident, Turn 4 [Red 12:06 Lap 324]); 333-335 (Car #12-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 26 lead changes among 11 drivers. Newman 1-9, McMurray 10-16, Johnson 17-22, Petty 23-24, R. Gordon 25, Kenseth 26, McMurray 27-46, Johnson 47-68, Blaney 69, Ku. Busch 70-73, Kenseth 74-89, Johnson 90-119, Kenseth 120-134, Ku. Busch 135, Johnson 136-138, Bowyer 139-143, Ku. Busch 144-151, Johnson 152-159, Bowyer 160-185, Johnson 186-211, J. Gordon 212-224, Bowyer 225-272, J. Gordon 273-280, Ky. Busch 281-284, J. Gordon 285-329, Newman 330-331, J. Gordon 332-337.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12                (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                     5880      (6)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               5812      (6)

 3 –Clint Bowyer                   5802      (1)

 4 –Tony Stewart                  5682      (3)

 5 –Carl Edwards                  5640      (3)

 6 –Kyle Busch                      5600      (1)

 7 –Kurt Busch                      5565      (2)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                  5552      (1)

 9 –Denny Hamlin                  5531      (1)

10–Jeff Burton                      5514      (1)

11–Martin Truex Jr.               5502      (1)

12–Matt Kenseth                   5438      (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                   250            22

Ford                           177              6

Dodge                        154              3

Toyota                       101              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                      226

David Ragan                                  211

Paul Menard                                  184

David Reutimann                           166

AJ Allmendinger                            135

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         7

Mark Martin                    (#01)         6

Dale Earnardt Jr.           (#  8)         5

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jeff Gordon                     (#24)       7

Tony Stewart                  (#20)       5

Jimmie Johnson               (#48)       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

Dave Blaney                  (#22)         3

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         6

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         4

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         8

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         5

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                                  5

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 31
Unofficial Race Results for the Bank Of America "500" - Saturday, October 13, 2007
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, NC - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 337 Laps - 505.5 Miles - Purse: $5,185,096


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 4 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 337 190 5 $268,236 Running 4 72
2 25 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 337 175 5 $202,450 Running 3 79
3 13 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 337 170 5 $153,300 Running 1 4
4 27 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 337 160 $157,341 Running
5 18 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 337 155 $127,800 Running
6 34 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar / CatUsed.com Toyota 337 155 5 $132,208 Running 1 1
7 29 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 337 146 $135,111 Running
8 5 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 337 142 $136,616 Running
9 28 40 David Stremme Target Dodge 337 138 $83,800 Running
10 19 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 337 134 $95,733 Running
11 33 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 337 130 $112,083 Running
12 3 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Racing/Pink for the Cure 337 127 $117,461 Running
13 39 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 337 124 $104,233 Running
14 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevy 337 131 10 $167,586 Running 6 95
15 30 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 337 118 $69,250 Running
16 12 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 337 115 $84,550 Running
17 32 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats 337 112 $96,645 Running
18 42 45 Kyle Petty Tire Kingdom Dodge 337 114 5 $84,558 Running 1 2
19 22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 337 106 $111,058 Running
20 11 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's Chevy 337 103 $87,200 Running
21 9 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 336 100 $83,025 Running
22 17 15 Paul Menard # Menards / Rain-X Chevy 336 97 $68,350 Running
23 23 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 336 94 $67,950 Running
24 6 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 336 96 5 $80,750 Running 2 27
25 21 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 335 88 $94,989 Running
26 8 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 335 90 5 $102,383 Running 3 13
27 10 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 334 82 $82,350 Running
28 1 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 333 84 5 $122,775 Accident 2 11
29 20 00 David Reutimann # Dominos.com Toyota 333 76 $77,808 Running
30 26 41 Reed Sorenson Fuji Film Dodge 333 73 $83,972 Running
31 41 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV / Queen City Appliances 331 70 $73,525 Running
32 37 66 Jeff Green Best Buy / GARMIN Chevy 330 67 $70,525 Running
33 24 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 330 64 $112,086 Running
34 7 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt for Women / DeWalt Ford 282 66 5 $115,516 Accident 3 32
35 35 21 Bill Elliott Heinz / Ore-Ida Ford 282 58 $81,339 Running
36 14 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools / Valvoline Dodge 278 55 $69,950 Accident
37 36 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 273 52 $96,400 Accident
38 40 7 Robby Gordon Motorola Digital Audio Player Ford 270 54 5 $61,700 Running 1 1
39 38 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 253 46 $61,575 Vibration
40 31 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 231 43 $97,275 Running
41 16 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 228 40 $79,650 Running
42 43 49 John Andretti Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 205 37 $61,180 Accident
43 15 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters / Lucas 83 34 $61,343 Engine


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 165,000 - Jeff Gordon won the Bank of America 500, his 81st career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #18 Yeley (backup car).

Failed to Qualify: (6) 44 Dale Jarrett, 78 Joe Nemechek, 83 Brian Vickers, 06 Sam Hornish Jr., 08 Carl Long, 27 Kirk Shelmerdine.

Time of Race: 04 Hrs, 00 Mins, 58 Secs. Average Speed: 125.868 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.579 Seconds

Caution Flags: 15 for 62 laps: Laps: 2-5 (#00 accident turn 4); 22-24 (#6 accident frontstretch); 68-71 (#41 accident turn 3); 78-80 (#96 accident turn 4); 119-122 (Debris); 138-141 (#7 accident turn 4); 159-162 (#17 accident frontstretch); 177-180 (#19 accident backstretch); 191-194 (#21,25 accident turn 3); 208-214 (#49,55 accident frontstretch); 224-227 (#17 accident turn 2); 232-234 (#48 accident turn 2); 280-283 (#10,42 accident turn 2); 323-329 (#70 accident turn 4 [Red 12:06 Lap 324]); 333-335 (#12 accident turn 2).

Lead Changes: 26 among 11 drivers: R. Newman 1-9; J. McMurray 10-16; J. Johnson 17-22; K. Petty 23-24; R. Gordon 25; M. Kenseth 26; J. McMurray 27-46; J. Johnson 47-68; D. Blaney 69; Ku. Busch 70-73; M. Kenseth 74-89; J. Johnson 90-119; M. Kenseth 120-134; Ku. Busch 135; J. Johnson 136-138; C. Bowyer 139-143; Ku. Busch 144-151; J. Johnson 152-159; C. Bowyer 160-185; J. Johnson 186-211; J. Gordon 212-224; C. Bowyer 225-272; J. Gordon 273-280; Ky. Busch 281-284; J. Gordon 285-329; R. Newman 330-331; J. Gordon 332-337.

Budweiser Pole Award : Ryan Newman, #12 (189.394 mph)
Checkers/Rally's : Clint Bowyer, #07 (345.178 Seconds)
Commit Lozenges : Jimmie Johnson, #48
DIRECTV : Kasey Kahne, #9
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Clint Bowyer, #07
EA Sports : Jeff Gordon, #24
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (184.124 mph, Lap 196)
Mobil 1 : Mark Martin, #01
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : AJ Allmendinger, #84
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jeff Gordon, #24
USG Improving the Finish : Dave Blaney, #22 (28 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (95 Laps)

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