Atlanta Motor Speedway
Pep Boys 500
October 28, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 33

PEP BOYS AUTO 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.Oct. 28, 2007

1.54-Mile Oval

500.5 M – 325 M – Purse: $6,156,331

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           6          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet                         329                    190           *      5         $343,861      Running

 2         16          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             329                    170                              217,775      Running

 3         32          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    329                    165                              203,533      Running

 4         17          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT NANO Technology Ford                     329                    160                              180,416      Running

 5         28          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    329                    155                              157,616      Running

 6         26          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     329                    150                              119,925      Running

 7           8          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Nicorette Chevrolet                               329                    146                              150,011      Running

 8           2            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                329                    147           *      5           145,833      Running

 9           4            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              329                    143           *      5           151,991      Running

10        14          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 329                    134                              100,025      Running

11        24          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  329                    130                              114,008      Running

12        15          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       329                    127                              113,825      Running

13        39          45            Kyle Petty                    American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge                       329                    129           *      5           111,133      Running

14        10          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              329                    121                              115,270      Running

15        34          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    329                    123           *      5           140,961      Running

16        31          84    #      AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 329                    120           *      5             91,775      Running

17        38          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    329                    112                              124,508      Running

18        43          21            Bill Elliott                       Little Debbie Ford                                              329                    109                              112,189      Running

19          3          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS/Toys-for-Tots Toyota                                329                    106                                88,450      Running

20        19            5            Kyle Busch                  CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet                        329                    108           *      5           108,000      Running

21        33            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Ford                                                   328                    100                                90,150      Running

22          1          16            Greg Biffle                   Lumber Liquidators Ford                                   328                    102           *      5           120,975      Running

23        40          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         328                      94                                97,800      Running

24        18          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Chevrolet                                 328                      96           *      5           103,250      Running

25          5            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        327                      88                              128,958      Accident

26        25          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             327                      85                                94,950      Accident

27        36          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet                   327                      87           *      5             85,750      Running

28        29          49            John Andretti               Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge            327                      79                                93,408      Running

29        27          10            Scott Riggs                  Sears Auto Center Dodge                                 327                      76                                92,875      Running

30        30          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               323                      73                              130,461      Running

31        20            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        322                      80         **    10           121,520      Accident

32        35          70            Johnny Sauter             Radioactive Energy Drink Chevrolet                  321                      67                                84,200      Running

33        37            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          320                      64                              120,700      Running

34        21          42    $      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    283                      61                              118,350      Running

35        22          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           275                      58                              111,008      Running

36        23          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   268                      55                                80,450      Accident

37          9          12            Ryan Newman            Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    267                      52                              112,375      Engine

38        42          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              263                      49                                97,722      Running

39          7          40            David Stremme            Coors Light/St. Jude Dodge                              250                      46                                80,050      Accident

40        41          66            Jeremy Mayfield          Best Buy Chevrolet                                           250                      43                                87,925      Running

41        11          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         238                      40                              116,736      Running

42        13          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                         64                      37                              106,924      Accident

43        12          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                           64                      34                                87,861      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (5) #00 David Reutimann, #08 Burney Lamar, #06 Sam Hornish Jr., #4 Ward Burton, #36 Mike Skinner.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Johnson won the Pep Boys Auto 500, his 31st career NASCAR NEXTEL Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon, #17 Kenseth (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 44 minutes, 45 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 135.260 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

BUD POLE AWARD:  Greg Biffle (192.453 mph, 28.807 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Reed Sorenson (359.594 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Greg Biffle

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

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

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Martin Truex Jr. (187.418 mph, Lap 205)

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kurt Busch

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Texas++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  AJ Allmendinger

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Reed Sorenson (29 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Martin Truex Jr. (135 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 14 cautions for 55 laps. 35-38 (Debris); 41-43 (Car #22-Stalled, Backstretch); 59-62 (Debris); 66-69 (Car #01 & 38-Accident, Backstretch [Red 5:16-Lap 65]); 100-103 (Car #40-Spin, Frontstretch); 150-153 (Car #6-Accident, Turn 2); 164-167 (Car #43-Accident, Turn 4); 169-172 (Car #66-Accident, Backstretch); 198-203 (Car #40-Accident, Turn 2); 235-239 (Debris); 269-272 (Fluid on track); 319-322 (Car #70-Accident, Turn 1); 324-327 (Car #1, 5 & 11-Accident, Frontstretch); 329-329 (Car #8 & 26-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 19 lead changes among 11 drivers. Biffle 1, Ku. Busch 2-35, Petty 36, Ku. Busch 37-56, Truex 57-59, Ku. Busch 60-100, Menard 101, Truex 102-150, Harvick 151, Truex 152-164, Ky. Busch 165-174, Ku. Busch 175-177, Truex 178-235, Allmendinger 236, Kahne 237-239, Ky. Busch 240-268, Truex 269-280, Ky. Busch 281-318, Hamlin 319-320, Johnson 321-329.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12                (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                     6201      (6)

 2 –Jimmie Johnson               6192      (8)

 3 –Clint Bowyer                   6090      (1)

 4 –Carl Edwards                  5940      (3)

 5 –Tony Stewart                  5879      (3)

 6 –Kyle Busch                      5873      (1)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                  5809      (1)

 8 –Jeff Burton                      5801      (1)

 9 –Kurt Busch                      5782      (2)

10–Denny Hamlin                  5777      (1)

11–Matt Kenseth                   5753      (1)

12–Martin Truex Jr.               5688      (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                   268            24

Ford                           187              6

Dodge                        164              3

Toyota                       107              0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)     11

Tony Stewart                (#20)       4

Carl Edwards                (#99)       4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                      232

David Ragan                                  213

Paul Menard                                  187

David Reutimann                           170

AJ Allmendinger                            153

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         8

Mark Martin                    (#01)         6

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         5

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jeff Gordon                     (#24)       8

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

Kyle Busch                        (#  5)     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)         8

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Tony Stewart                (#20)         3

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         5

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#  8)         4

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         9

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         5

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)         3

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#24)       237

Hendrick                        (#48)       174

JGR                               (#20)       170

 

BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                       7

Ryan Newman                                  5

Jimmie Johnson                                 3

Clint Bowyer                                     2

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Greg Biffle                                         1

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 33
Unofficial Race Results for the Pep Boys Auto 500 - Sunday, October 28, 2007
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, GA - 1.54 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 329 Laps - 506.66 Miles - Purse: $6,156,331


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools Chevy 329 190 5 $349,561 Running 1 8
2 16 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 329 170 $217,775 Running
3 32 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 329 165 $203,533 Running
4 17 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Technology Ford 329 160 $180,416 Running
5 28 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 329 155 $157,616 Running
6 26 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 329 150 $119,925 Running
7 8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont / Nicorette Chevy 329 146 $150,011 Running
8 2 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 329 147 5 $145,833 Running 4 98
9 4 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 329 143 5 $146,291 Running 1 3
10 14 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 329 134 $100,025 Running
11 24 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 329 130 $114,008 Running
12 15 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 329 127 $113,825 Running
13 39 45 Kyle Petty American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 329 129 5 $111,133 Running 1 1
14 10 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 329 121 $115,270 Running
15 34 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 329 123 5 $140,961 Running 1 1
16 31 84 AJ Allmendinger # Red Bull Toyota 329 120 5 $91,775 Running 1 1
17 38 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 329 112 $124,508 Running
18 43 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Ford 329 109 $112,189 Running
19 3 44 Dale Jarrett UPS / Toys-for-Tots Toyota 329 106 $88,450 Running
20 19 5 Kyle Busch CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevy 329 108 5 $108,000 Running 3 77
21 33 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 328 100 $90,150 Running
22 1 16 Greg Biffle Lumber Liquidators Ford 328 102 5 $120,975 Running 1 1
23 40 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 328 94 $97,800 Running
24 18 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Chevy 328 96 5 $103,250 Running 1 3
25 5 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 327 88 $128,958 Accident
26 25 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 327 85 $94,950 Accident
27 36 15 Paul Menard # Menards / Johns Manville Chevy 327 87 5 $85,750 Running 1 1
28 29 49 John Andretti Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 327 79 $93,408 Running
29 27 10 Scott Riggs Sears Auto Center Dodge 327 76 $92,875 Running
30 30 20 Tony Stewart The Home Depot Chevy 323 73 $130,461 Running
31 20 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 322 80 10 $121,520 Accident 5 135
32 35 70 Johnny Sauter Radioactive Energy Drink Chevy 321 67 $84,200 Running
33 37 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 320 64 $120,700 Running
34 21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 283 61 $118,350 Running
35 22 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 275 58 $111,008 Running
36 23 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 268 55 $80,450 Accident
37 9 12 Ryan Newman Mobil 1 Dodge 267 52 $112,375 Engine
38 42 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 263 49 $97,722 Running
39 7 40 David Stremme Coors Light / St. Jude Dodge 250 46 $80,050 Accident
40 41 66 Jeremy Mayfield Best Buy Chevy 250 43 $87,925 Running
41 11 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker Dodge 238 40 $116,736 Running
42 13 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 64 37 $106,924 Accident
43 12 01 Mark Martin U.S. ARMY Chevy 64 34 $87,861 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000 - Jimmie Johnson won the Pep Boys Auto 500, his 31st career Nextel Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #7 R. Gordon, #17 Kenseth (engine change).

Failed to Qualify: (5) 00 David Reutimann #, 08 Burney Lamar, 06 Sam Hornish Jr., 4 Ward Burton, 36 Mike Skinner.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 44 Mins, 45 Secs. Average Speed: 135.26 MPH Margin of Victory: Caution Seconds

Caution Flags: 14 for 55 laps: Laps: 35-38 (Debris); 41-43 (#22 stalled on backstretch); 59-62 (Debris); 66-69 (#01,38 accident backstretch [Red 5:16-Lap 65]); 100-103 (#40 spun frontstretch); 150-153 (#6 accident turn 2); 164-167 (#43 accident turn 4); 169-172 (#66 accident backstretch); 198-203 (#40 accident turn 2); 235-239 (Debris); 269-272 (Fluid on track); 319-322 (#70 accident turn 1); 324-327 (#1,5,11 accident frontstretch); 329-329 (#8,26 accident turn 2).

Lead Changes: 19 among 11 drivers: G. Biffle 1; Ku. Busch 2-35; K. Petty 36; Ku. Busch 37-56; M. Truex Jr. 57-59; Ku. Busch 60-100; P. Menard # 101; M. Truex Jr. 102-150; K. Harvick 151; M. Truex Jr. 152-164; Ky. Busch 165-174; Ku. Busch 175-177; M. Truex Jr. 178-235; A. Allmendinger # 236; K. Kahne 237-239; Ky. Busch 240-268; M. Truex Jr. 269-280; Ky. Busch 281-318; D. Hamlin 319-321; J. Johnson 322-329.

Budweiser Pole Award : Greg Biffle, #16 (192.453 mph)
Checkers/Rally's : Reed Sorensen, #41 (359.594 Seconds)
Commit Lozenges : Greg Biffle, #16
DIRECTV : Jimmie Johnson, #48
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jimmie Johnson, #48
EA Sports : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Martin Truex, Jr, #1 (187.418 mph, Lap 205)
Mobil 1 : Kurt Busch, #2
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Aj Allmendinger, #84
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jimmie Johnson, #48
USG Improving the Finish : Reed Sorensen, #41 (29 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Martin Truex, Jr, #1 (135 Laps)

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