Phoenix International Raceway
Checker Auto Parts 500(k)
November 11, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 35

CHECKER AUTO PARTS 500

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Avondale, Ariz.Nov. 11, 2007

1-Mile Oval

500 K – 312 M – 312 LPurse: $4,998,497

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           6          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              312                    190           *      5         $245,011      Running

 2           7          16            Greg Biffle                   Dish Network Ford                                            312                    170                              175,075      Running

 3         18          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT NANO Technology Ford                     312                    175         **    10           172,291      Running

 4         21          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      312                    160                              156,211      Running

 5         13          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       312                    160           *      5           141,125      Running

 6         34          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    312                    150                              136,386      Running

 7           2            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        312                    151           *      5           133,895      Running

 8         38            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        312                    142                                99,475      Running

 9         12          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    312                    138                              114,966      Running

10          3          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              312                    134                              124,911      Running

11        20          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     312                    130                                84,975      Running

12          9            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                312                    127                              109,333      Running

13        11          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       312                    124                                87,925      Running

14          4          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           312                    121                              100,183      Running

15          5          70            Johnny Sauter             Yellow Transportation Chevrolet                      312                    118                                72,850      Running

16        15          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   312                    115                                84,925      Running

17        14          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    312                    112                              106,700      Running

18        32          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         312                    109                              107,036      Running

19        25          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    312                    111           *      5             95,258      Running

20        37          40            David Stremme            Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge                               312                    103                                71,725      Running

21        22          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 312                    100                                68,625      Running

22        19          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet                   312                      97                                68,400      Running

23        23          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Ford                                                        312                      94                                77,475      Running

24        39            7            Robby Gordon             Menards/MAPEI Ford                                         312                      91                                67,925      Running

25        29          09            Sterling Marlin              Miccosukee Resorts Chevrolet                         311                      88                                65,000      Running

26        28          01            Aric Almirola                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         311                      85                                75,575      Running

27        16          19            Elliott Sadler                 Siemens Dodge                                                 311                      82                                85,695      Running

28        42          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       311                      79                                94,314      Running

29        36          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            311                      76                                83,133      Running

30        26          06            Sam Hornish, Jr           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    310                      73                                64,150      Running

31        17          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              310                      70                                88,883      Running

32        41            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         310                      67                                99,400      Running

33        24          10            Patrick Carpentier        Valvoline/Sears Auto Center Dodge                 310                      64                                72,400      Running

34        43          21            Bill Elliott                       Ore-Ida/Heinz Ford                                            310                      61                                82,539      Running

35        33          88            Ricky Rudd                  Pedigree Ford                                                    309                      58                                94,233      Running

36        30          36            Johnny Benson           360 OTC Toyota                                                308                      55                                63,050      Running

37          8          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         291                      52                                70,925      Running

38        31          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   241                      49                                62,825      Accident

39        40          66            Jeremy Mayfield          Haas Automation Chevrolet                              212                      46                                82,333      Engine

40        10            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              147                      43                              109,716      Accident

41        27          27            Jacques Villeneuve     UNICEF Toyota                                                  136                      40                                62,380      Accident

42          1          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             125                      42           *      5             87,155      Engine

43        35            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        118                      34                              107,820      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (6) #55 Michael Waltrip, #84 AJ Allmendinger, #4 Ward Burton, #49 John Andretti, #44 Dale Jarrett, #00 David Reutimann.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 105,000. Johnson won the Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil, his 33rd career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #83 Vickers (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 1 minute, 46 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 102.989 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .870 second

BUD POLE AWARD:  Carl Edwards (132.773 mph, 27.114 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Martin Truex Jr. (214.224 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Carl Edwards

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Kevin Manion (crew chief for Martin Truex 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:  Carl Edwards (128.968 mph, Lap 2)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  Jimmie Johnson ($10,000) ++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Kyle Busch (30 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Martin Truex Jr. (72 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 42 laps. 26-28 (Car #38-Spin, Frontstretch); 87-90 (Debris); 98-101 (Car #78-Spin, Turn 4); 109-111 (Debris); 120-124 (Car #8-Accident, Backstretch); 139-143 (Car #27-Accident, Backstretch); 149-154 (Car #9 & 96-Accident, Turn 4); 235-239 (Car #22-Accident, Turn 1); 245-247 (Car #78-Spin, Turn 2); 271-274 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 10 lead changes among 6 drivers. Edwards 1-87, Truex 88-138, Kenseth 139-187, Johnson 188-218, Truex 219-220, Sorenson 221, Kenseth 222-235, Newman 236-239, Kenseth 240-269, Truex 270-288, Johnson 289-312.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12                (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson              6,572      (10)

 2 –Jeff Gordon                    6,486      (6)

 3 –Clint Bowyer                  6,331      (1)

 4 –Kyle Busch                     6,185      (1)

 5 –Tony Stewart                 6,169      (3)

 6 –Matt Kenseth                  6,103      (1)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                 6,093      (1)

 8 –Jeff Burton                     6,089      (1)

 9 –Carl Edwards                 6,067      (3)

10–Kurt Busch                     6,056      (2)

11–Martin Truex Jr.              6,009      (1)

12–Denny Hamlin                 5,973      (1)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                   286            26

Ford                           199              6

Dodge                        172              3

Toyota                       113              0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)     13

Tony Stewart                (#20)       4

Carl Edwards                (#99)       4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                      236

David Ragan                                  215

Paul Menard                                  191

David Reutimann                           172

AJ Allmendinger                            162

 


MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         8

Mark Martin                    (#01)         6

Martin Truex Jr.             (#  1)         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

Kevin Manion                     (#  1)       4

 

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)       10

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)         6

Carl Edwards                (#99)         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)       256

Hendrick                        (#48)       204

JGR                               (#20)       187

 

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

Carl Edwards                                    1

David Gilliland                                    1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Jamie McMurray                                1

Casey Mears                                     1

Reed Sorenson                                 1

Martin Truex Jr.                                 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 35
Unofficial Race Results for the Checker Auto Parts 500 Presented By Pennzoil - Sunday, November 11, 2007
Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, AZ - 1 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 312 Laps - 312 Miles - Purse: $4,998,497


Fin Str Car# Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 6 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 312 190 5 $245,011 Running 2 55
2 7 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 312 170 $175,075 Running
3 18 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Technology Ford 312 175 10 $172,291 Running 3 93
4 21 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 312 160 $156,211 Running
5 13 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 312 160 5 $141,125 Running 1 4
6 34 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 312 150 $136,386 Running
7 2 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 312 151 5 $122,895 Running 3 72
8 38 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 312 142 $99,475 Running
9 12 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 312 138 $114,966 Running
10 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 312 134 $124,911 Running
11 20 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 312 130 $84,975 Running
12 9 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 312 127 $109,333 Running
13 11 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 312 124 $87,925 Running
14 4 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 312 121 $100,183 Running
15 5 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 312 118 $72,850 Running
16 15 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Chevy 312 115 $84,925 Running
17 14 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 312 112 $106,700 Running
18 32 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 312 109 $107,036 Running
19 25 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 312 111 5 $95,258 Running 1 1
20 37 40 David Stremme Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge 312 103 $71,725 Running
21 22 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 312 100 $68,625 Running
22 19 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 312 97 $68,400 Running
23 23 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Ford 312 94 $77,475 Running
24 39 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford 312 91 $67,925 Running
25 29 09 Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts Chevy 311 88 $65,000 Running
26 28 01 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 311 85 $75,575 Running
27 16 19 Elliott Sadler Siemens Dodge 311 82 $85,695 Running
28 42 38 David Gilliland M&M's Ford 311 79 $94,314 Running
29 36 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 311 76 $83,133 Running
30 26 06 Sam Hornish, Jr Mobil 1 Dodge 310 73 $64,150 Running
31 17 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 310 70 $88,883 Running
32 41 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 310 67 $99,400 Running
33 24 10 Patrick Carpentier Valvoline/Sears Auto Center Dodge 310 64 $72,400 Running
34 43 21 Bill Elliott Ore-Ida/Heinz Ford 310 61 $82,539 Running
35 33 88 Ricky Rudd Pedigree Ford 309 58 $94,233 Running
36 30 36 Johnny Benson 360 OTC Toyota 308 55 $63,050 Running
37 8 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 291 52 $70,925 Running
38 31 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Chevy 241 49 $62,825 Accident
39 40 66 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 212 46 $82,333 Engine
40 10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 147 43 $109,716 Accident
41 27 27 Jacques Villeneuve UNICEF Toyota 136 40 $62,380 Accident
42 1 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 125 42 5 $98,155 Engine 1 87
43 35 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 118 34 $107,820 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 105,000 - Jimmie Johnson won the Checker Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil, his 33rd career Nextel Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #83 Vickers (engine change).

Failed to Qualify: (6) 55 Michael Waltrip, 84 AJ Allmendinger #, 4 Ward Burton, 49 John Andretti, 44 Dale Jarrett, 00 David Reutimann #.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 01 Mins, 46 Secs. Average Speed: 102.989 MPH Margin of Victory: .870 Seconds

Caution Flags: 10 for 42 laps: Laps: 26-28 (#38 spun frontstretch); 87-90 (Debris); 98-101 (#78 spun turn 4); 109-111 (Debris); 120-124 (#8 accident backstretch); 139-143 (#27 accident backstretch); 149-154 (#9,96 accident turn 4); 235-239 (#22 accident turn 1); 245-247 (#78 spun turn 2); 271-274 (Debris).

Lead Changes: 10 among 6 drivers: C. Edwards 1-87; M. Truex Jr. 88-138; M. Kenseth 139-187; J. Johnson 188-218; M. Truex Jr. 219-220; R. Sorenson 221; M. Kenseth 222-235; R. Newman 236-239; M. Kenseth 240-269; M. Truex Jr. 270-288; J. Johnson 289-312.

Budweiser Pole Award : Carl Edwards, #99 (132.773 mph) Checkers/Rally's : Carl Edwards, #99 (214.224 Seconds)
Commit Lozenges : Carl Edwards, #99
DIRECTV : Martin Truex, Jr, #1
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jimmie Johnson, #48
EA Sports : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Carl Edwards, #99 (128.968 mph, Lap 2)
Mobil 1 : Ryan Newman, #12
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jimmie Johnson, #48
USG Improving the Finish : Kyle Busch, #5 (30 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Martin Truex, Jr, #1 (72 Laps)


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