Texas Motor Speedway
Samsung 500
April 15, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 7

SAMSUNG 500

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Fort Worth, TexasApril 15, 2007

1.5-Mile Oval

501 M – 334 MPurse: $7,253,642

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           2          31            Jeff Burton                  Prilosec OTC Chevrolet                                     334                    190           *      5         $526,766      Running

 2           4          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   334                    175           *      5           357,266      Running

 3           6          01            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         334                    165                              275,583      Running

 4           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              334                    170         **    10           255,811      Running

 5         13          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             334                    155                              173,325      Running

 6         21          16            Greg Biffle                   3M/Ameriquest Ford                                          334                    150                              160,125      Running

 7         24            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevrolet                  334                    146                              164,945      Running

 8         16          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    334                    142                              168,375      Running

 9           7          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Chevrolet                                   334                    138                              143,100      Running

10        14          40            David Stremme            Coors Light Dodge                                            334                    134                              130,175      Running

11        17            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                334                    135           *      5           157,233      Running

12        10          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             334                    127                              129,975      Running

13        27          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         334                    124                              131,325      Running

14        36          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 334                    126           *      5           114,325      Running

15        42          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards/Energizer Chevrolet                           333                    118                              113,325      Running

16          8          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      333                    115                              123,775      Running

17        15          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              333                    117           *      5           131,870      Running

18        25          13            Joe Nemechek             CertainTeed/Ginn Resorts Chevrolet                333                    109                              108,325      Running

19        30          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Ford                                                       332                    106                              137,639      Running

20        34            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              332                    103                              154,816      Running

21        40          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              332                    100                              137,033      Running

22        35          70            Johnny Sauter             Yellow Transportation Chevrolet                      332                      97                              102,325      Running

23        33          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       332                      94                              113,175      Running

24        23            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Ford                                                   332                      96           *      5           102,625      Running

25          9          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      332                      88                              146,861      Running

26        31          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           332                      85                              121,683      Running

27        39          10            Scott Riggs                  Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge                         331                      82                              105,925      Running

28        22          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         331                      79                              133,261      Running

29        11          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    331                      76                              140,961      Running

30        37          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       331                      73                                91,575      Running

31        38          21            Ken Schrader              Motorcraft Ford                                                 331                      70                              112,364      Running

32        20          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       330                      67                              122,625      Running

33        29          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    321                      64                              118,933      Running

34        28          14            Sterling Marlin              Panasonic Chevrolet                                         304                      61                                97,508      Running

35        32          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       291                      58                                94,272      Running

36        12            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        288                      60           *      5           128,983      Engine

37          5            5            Kyle Busch                  Cheez-It/Carquest Chevrolet                             262                      52                              100,475      Running

38          3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              260                      49                              135,261      Accident

39        19            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         239                      46                              117,025      Running

40        26          41            Reed Sorenson           Tums Dodge                                                      197                      48           *      5             89,075      Engine

41        41          49            Mike Bliss                    Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge              42                      40                                80,960      Accident

42        43          78            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Chevrolet                                     38                      37                                80,865      Engine

43        18          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                               1                      34                              108,898      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (8) #00 David Reutimann, #36 Jeremy Mayfield, #37 John Andretti, #84 AJ Allmendinger, #55 Michael Waltrip, #4 Ward Burton, #33 Scott Wimmer, #34 Kevin Lepage.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 191,000, Jeff Burton got his 19th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #5 Kyle Busch (backup car); #7 R. Gordon (engine change); #44 Jarrett (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 29 minutes, 41 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED: 143.359 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .410 second

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  None, due to inclement weather rain.

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Mark Martin (259.832 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Scott Miller (crew chief for Jeff Burton)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jeff Burton

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (186.929 mph, Lap 8)

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

NASCAR NEXTEL CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $80,000 at Phoenix International Raceway, April 21++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Burton

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Dave Blaney (19 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jeff Gordon (173 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 33 laps. 3-6 (Car #6, 18, 25 & 88-Accident, Frontstretch); 45-50 (Car #49-Accident, Backstretch); 117-120 (Debris); 212-216 (Debris); 240-243 (Car #20 & 48-Accident, Turn 2); 253-258 (Car #5, 8 & 20-Accident, Turn 4); 294-297 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 13 lead changes among 9 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1-45, Elliott Sadler 46, Robby Gordon 47, J. Gordon 48-96, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 97-99, Brian Vickers 100-101, J. Gordon 102-153, Earnhardt 154-169, Reed Sorenson 170-171, Earnhardt 172-248, Kurt Busch 249-290, J. Gordon 291-317, Matt Kenseth 318-333, Jeff Burton 334.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 10    (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                        1136              (0)

 2 –Jeff Burton                         1128              (1)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                     1011              (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson                  955              (3)

 5 –Denny Hamlin                      914              (0)

 6 –Clint Bowyer                        866              (0)

 7 –Kyle Busch                           856              (1)

 8 –Carl Edwards                        837              (0)

 9 –Tony Stewart                       814              (0)

10–Jamie McMurray                  805              (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         60        6

Ford                                 43        1

Dodge                              30        0

Toyota                             21        0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

Jeff Burton                     (#31)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          1

Jeff Green                      (#66)          1

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                        2

David Gilliland                                  1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Kasey Kahne                                     1

Ryan Newman                                   1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                         81

David Ragan                                     77

Paul Menard                                     43

David Reutimann                              37

AJ Allmendinger                               22

Brandon Whitt                                     2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                   (#20)        2

Jeff Gordon                      (#24)        2

Jimmie Johnson              (#48)        1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Ryan Pemberton                (#01)        2

Mike Ford                           (#11)        1

Scott Miller                        (#31)        1

 

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

Mark Martin                        (#01)        4

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.              (#  8)        1

 


USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            3

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            2

Dave Blaney                  (#22)            1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)          77

RCR                               (#31)          50

Hendrick                         (#48)          44

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          1

Denny Hamlin                (#11)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          2

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

Kyle Busch                     (#  5)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 2 31 Jeff Burton Prilosec OTC Chevy 334 190 5 $526,766 Running 1 1
2 4 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 334 175 5 $357,266 Running 1 16
3 6 01 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 334 165 $275,583 Running
4 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 334 170 10 $255,811 Running 4 173
5 13 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 334 155 $173,325 Running
6 21 16 Greg Biffle 3M/Ameriquest Ford 334 150 $160,125 Running
7 24 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Chevy 334 146 $164,945 Running
8 16 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 334 142 $168,375 Running
9 7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Chevy 334 138 $143,100 Running
10 14 40 David Stremme Coors Light Dodge 334 134 $130,175 Running
11 17 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 334 135 5 $157,233 Running 1 42
12 10 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 334 127 $129,975 Running
13 27 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 334 124 $131,325 Running
14 36 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 334 126 5 $114,325 Running 1 2
15 42 15 Paul Menard # Menards/Energizer Chevy 333 118 $113,325 Running
16 8 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniels Chevy 333 115 $123,775 Running
17 15 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 333 117 5 $131,870 Running 1 1
18 25 13 Joe Nemechek CertainTeed/Ginn Resorts Chevy 333 109 $108,325 Running
19 30 38 David Gilliland M & M's Ford 332 106 $137,639 Running
20 34 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 332 103 $154,816 Running
21 40 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 332 100 $137,033 Running
22 35 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation Chevy 332 97 $102,325 Running
23 33 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 332 94 $113,175 Running
24 23 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Ford 332 96 5 $102,625 Running 1 1
25 9 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 332 88 $146,861 Running
26 31 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 332 85 $121,683 Running
27 39 10 Scott Riggs Valvoline/Stanley Tools Dodge 331 82 $105,925 Running
28 22 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 331 79 $133,261 Running
29 11 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 331 76 $140,961 Running
30 37 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 331 73 $91,575 Running
31 38 21 Ken Schrader Motorcraft Ford 331 70 $112,364 Running
32 20 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 330 67 $122,625 Running
33 29 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 321 64 $118,933 Running
34 28 14 Sterling Marlin Panasonic Chevy 304 61 $97,508 Running
35 32 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge 291 58 $94,272 Running
36 12 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 288 60 5 $128,983 Engine 3 96
37 5 5 Kyle Busch Cheez-It/Carquest Chevy 262 52 $100,475 Running
38 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 260 49 $135,261 Running
39 19 6 David Ragan # AAA Insurance Ford 239 46 $117,025 Running
40 26 41 Reed Sorenson Tums Dodge 197 48 5 $89,075 Engine 1 2
41 41 49 Mike Bliss Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 42 40 $80,960 Accident
42 43 78 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Chevy 38 37 $80,865 Engine
43 18 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 1 34 $108,898 Accident


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 191,000 - Jeff Burton won the Samsung 500, his 19th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: # 5 Ky. Busch (backup car); #7 R. Gordon (engine change); #44 Jarrett (transmission change).

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 39 Mins, 41 Secs. Average Speed: 143.359 MPH Margin of Victory: 0.410 Seconds

Caution Flags: 7 for 33 laps: Laps: 3-6 (#6,18,25,88 accident frontstretch); 45-50 (#49 accident backstretch); 117-120 (Debris); 212-216 (Debris); 240-243 (#20,48 accident turn 2); 253-258 (#5,8,20 accident turn 4); 294-297 (Debris).

Lead Changes: 13 among 9 drivers: J. Gordon 1-45; E. Sadler 46; R. Gordon 47; J. Gordon 48-96; D. Earnhardt Jr. 97-99; B. Vickers 100-101; J. Gordon 102-153; D. Earnhardt Jr. 154-169; R. Sorenson 170-171; D. Earnhardt Jr. 172-248; Ku. Busch 249-290; J. Gordon 291-317; M. Kenseth 318-333; J. Burton 334;

Checkers/Rally's : Mark Martin, #01 (259.832 seconds)
Commit Lozenges : Jeff Gordon, #24
DIRECTV : Jeff Burton, #31
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jeff Burton, #31
EA Sports : Jeff Burton, #31
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jeff Gordon, #24 (186.929 mph, Lap 8)
Mobil 1 : Mark Martin, #01
Raybestos Rookie of the Year : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jeff Burton, #31
USG Improving the Finish : Dave Blaney, #22 (19 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jeff Gordon, #24 (173 Laps)

NASCAR PR used with permission




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