Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kobalt Tools 500
March 18, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistical Services


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 4

KOBALT TOOLS 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.March 18, 2007

1.54-Mile Oval

500.5 M – 325 LPurse: $4,957,097

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet                     325                    195         **    10         $233,261      Running

 2         13          20            Tony Stewart              The Home Depot Chevrolet                               325                    175           *      5           165,461      Running

 3         21          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   325                    170           *      5           145,016      Running

 4         32          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              325                    165           *      5           134,516      Running

 5         16          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    325                    155                               126,200      Running

 6         15          07            Clint Bowyer               DirecTV Hot Pass Chevrolet                             325                    155           *      5             87,925      Running

 7         14          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             325                    146                                 86,625      Running

 8         18            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        325                    142                               109,520      Running

 9         11          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    325                    143           *      5           104,433      Running

10          4          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         325                    134                               112,183      Running

11        17            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                325                    135           *      5           110,408      Running

12          5          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              325                    132           *      5           118,561      Running

13          7          40            David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            325                    124                                 75,875      Running

14        22            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        325                    121                               116,133      Running

15        37          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               325                    118                                 83,475      Running

16          6          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         325                    120           *      5           110,911      Running

17        19          13            Joe Nemechek             Ginn Resorts Chevrolet                                     325                    112                                 70,075      Running

18          2          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              325                    114           *      5             92,670      Running

19        30          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   324                    106                                 88,650      Running

20        39            7            Robby Gordon             Motorola Digital Audio Players Ford                  324                    103                                 75,725      Running

21          9          49            Mike Bliss                    ZoneLoans.com Dodge                                     324                    100                                 86,783      Running

22        20          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           324                      97                               100,233      Running

23          1          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       324                      94                               111,000      Running

24        28          14            Sterling Marlin              Panasonic Plasma HDTV Chevrolet                  324                      91                                 84,333      Running

25        36          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    324                      93           *      5           117,736      Running

26        42          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    323                      85                               102,283      Running

27        35          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              323                      87           *      5             88,572      Running

28        34          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       323                      79                                 78,375      Running

29        26          70            Johnny Sauter             Best Buy Chevrolet                                           323                      76                                 67,700      Running

30        27          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       323                      73                                 95,289      Running

31        23          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Quaker State Chevrolet                      323                      70                                 67,500      Running

32          8            5            Kyle Busch                  Kellogg's/Carquest Chevrolet                            322                      67                                 75,425      Running

33        38            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          322                      64                               104,125      Running

34        40          45            Kyle Petty                    National Tire & Battery Dodge                           322                      61                                 67,275      Running

35        41          66            Jeff Green                   Yellow Transportation Chevrolet                      322                      58                                 75,240      Running

36        43          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       320                      55                                 67,205      Running

37        29          21            Ken Schrader              Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford                        318                      52                                 87,384      Running

38        33          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         318                      49                                 75,885      Running

39        12            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              306                      46                               114,291      Running

40        24          00    #      David Reutimann         Domino's Toyota                                                295                      43                                 67,060      Running

41        25          16            Greg Biffle                   Jackson Hewitt Ford                                         280                      40                                 85,015      Running

42        31          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 227                      42           *      5             67,270      Accident

43        10          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge                         221                      34                                 74,334      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (8) #33 Scott Wimmer; #4 Ward Burton; #37 John Andretti; #55 Michael Waltrip; #78 Mike Wallace; #34 Kevin Lepage; #36 Jeremy Mayfield; #84 AJ Allmendinger.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 105,000, Jimmie Johnson got his 25th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory. Before the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #12 Newman, #83 Vickers (engine change); #66 Green (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 16 minutes, 23 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED:  152.915 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.311 seconds

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Ryan Newman (193.124 mph, 28.707 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (323.450 seconds--total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Ryan Pemberton (crew chief for Mark Martin)

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

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (188.200 mph, Lap 3)

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Martin Truex Jr.

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $50,000 at Bristol Motor Speedway, March 25++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Jeff Burton (28 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (135 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 27 laps. 37-40 (Debris); 144-147 (Debris); 224-227 (Oil on track); 231-237 (Car #00, 9, 16 & 83-Accident, Turn 3); 271-274 (Debris); 311-314 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 31 lead changes among 13 drivers. Ryan Newman (Pole),  Jimmie Johnson 1-36, Elliott Sadler 37, Jeff Gordon 38-41, Tony Stewart 42-79, Johnson 80-87, Kevin Harvick 88, Brian Vickers  89-91, Kurt Busch 92-96, Matt Kenseth 97, Ku. Busch 98-106,  Johnson 107-132, Reed Sorenson 133, Dave Blaney 134, Vickers 135-136, Johnson 137-143, Clint Bowyer 144, Johnson 145-154, Kenseth 155-164, Johnson 165-166, J. Gordon 167-192, Stewart 193-194, Johnson 195-223, Blaney 224, Johnson 225-238, Stewart 239-270, Jeff Burton 271, Stewart 272-310, J. Burton 311, Bobby Labonte 312, Stewart 313-322, Johnson 323-325.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10

                                                            (Wins)

 1 –Mark Martin                        629            (0)

 2 –Jeff Gordon                        621            (0)

 3 –Jeff Burton                         618            (0)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson                601            (2)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                     567            (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                     507            (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                     482            (1)

 8 –Denny Hamlin                    480            (0)

 9 –Clint Bowyer                      479            (0)

10–Carl Edwards                      471            (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         33        3

Ford                                 27        1

Dodge                              16        0

Toyota                             12        0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

Mark Martin                    (#01)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          3

Martin Truex Jr.             (#  1)          1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

David Gilliland                                  1

Jeff Gordon                                        1

Kasey Kahne                                     1

Ryan Newman                                   1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                         47

David Ragan                                     46

Paul Menard                                     31

David Reutimann                              26

AJ Allmendinger                                 4

Brandon Whitt                                     2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Ryan Pemberton                (#01)        2

Josh Browne                      (#19)        1

Todd Parrott                      (#38)        1

 

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          3

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

 


USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            2

Jeff Burton                     (#31)            1

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)          44

Hendrick                         (#01)          37

Hendrick                         (#48)          28

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          1

Martin Truex Jr.             (#  1)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

David Gilliland              (#38)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistical Services

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




UNOFFICAL Provided by NASCAR Statistics Sunday, 3/18/2007 @ 5:55 PM Eastern UNOFFICAL

Fin St Car# Driver Sponsor/Manu Laps Pts Bonus Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 325 195 10 Running 9 135
2 13 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 325 175 5 Running 5 121
3 21 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 325 170 5 Running 2 11
4 32 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 325 165 5 Running 2 2
5 16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 325 155 Running
6 15 07 Clint Bowyer DirecTV Hot Pass Chevy 325 155 5 Running 2 2
7 14 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 325 146 Running
8 18 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 325 142 Running
9 11 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 325 143 5 Running 1 1
10 4 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 325 134 Running
11 17 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 325 135 5 Running 2 14
12 5 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 325 132 5 Running 2 30
13 7 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 325 124 Running
14 22 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 325 121 Running
15 37 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 325 118 Running
16 6 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 325 120 5 Running 1 1
17 19 13 Joe Nemechek Ginn Resorts Chevy 325 112 Running
18 2 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 325 114 5 Running 1 1
19 30 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Chevy 324 106 Running
20 39 7 Robby Gordon Motorola Digital Audio Players 324 103 Running
21 9 49 Mike Bliss ZoneLoans.com Dodge 324 100 Running
22 20 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 324 97 Running
23 1 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 324 94   Running
24 28 14 Sterling Marlin Panasonic Plasma HDTV 324 91 Running
25 36 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 324 93 5 Running 1 1
26 42 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 323 85 Running
27 35 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 323 87 5 Running 1 1
28 34 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 323 79 Running
29 26 70 Johnny Sauter Best Buy Chevy 323 76 Running
30 27 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 323 73 Running
31 23 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Quaker State Chevy 323 70 Running
32 8 5 Kyle Busch Kellogg's/Carquest Chevy 322 67 Running
33 38 6 David Ragan # AAA Ford 322 64 Running
34 40 45 Kyle Petty National Tire & Battery Dodge 322 61 Running
35 41 66 Jeff Green Yellow Transportation Chevy 322 58 Running
36 43 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 320 55 Running
37 29 21 Ken Schrader Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 318 52 Running
38 33 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 318 49 Running
39 12 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 306 46 Running
40 24 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 295 43 Running
41 25 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 280 40 Running
42 31 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 227 42 5 Accident 2 5
43 10 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 221 34 Engine


# = Rookie, Fin = Finish, Str = Start, Pts = Total Points, BPs = Lap Leader Bns Pts, TLd = Times Led, LLd = Laps Led
Average Speed: 152.915 MPH Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 16 Mins, 23 Secs. Margin of Victory: 1.311 Seconds
Lead Changes: 31 among 13 drivers Cautions: 6 for 27 laps
Attendance: 105,000

NASCAR PR used with permission




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