Talladega Superspeedway
Aaron's 499
April 29, 2007

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES RACE No. 9

AARON’S 499

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.April 29, 2007

2.66-Mile Oval

500 M – 188 LPurse: $6,022,630

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              192                    195         **    10         $355,511      Running

 2           8          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              192                    175           *                   251,736      Running

 3         26            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                192                    170           *      5           212,483      Running

 4           2          38            David Gilliland              M&M's Dark Ford                                               192                    160                              182,689      Running

 5         25          26            Jamie McMurray          Sharp Vikuiti Ford                                              192                    160           *      5           134,675      Running

 6         41          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    192                    150                              164,536      Running

 7         36            8            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Budweiser Chevrolet                                        192                    151           *      5           149,233      Running

 8         20          40            David Stremme            Wrigley's Winterfresh Dodge                            192                    147           *      5           106,025      Running

 9         28          12            Ryan Newman            Kodak Dodge                                                     192                    138                              133,450      Running

10        37            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        192                    134                              126,495      Running

11          9          10            Scott Riggs                  Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge                         192                    130                              107,050      Running

12        30            9            Kasey Kahne              Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              192                    132           *      5           138,891      Running

13        34          66            Jeff Green                   Best Buy Chevrolet                                           192                    129           *      5           120,933      Running

14        17          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   192                    126           *      5           137,641      Running

15        39          19            Elliott Sadler                 Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge                              192                    123           *      5           110,770      Running

16          4          14            Sterling Marlin              Ginn Resorts Chevrolet                                     192                    120           *      5           107,983      Running

17        10            6    #      David Ragan                AAA Travel Ford                                               192                    117           *      5           127,100      Running

18        23          45            Kyle Petty                    National Tire & Battery Dodge                           192                    109                              103,083      Running

19        31          18            J.J. Yeley                    Interstate Batteries Chevrolet                           192                    106                              116,033      Running

20        35          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios Racing/Spiderman 3 Dodge               192                    103                              127,111      Running

21          3          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Chevrolet                                    192                    105           *      5           102,550      Running

22        27          96            Tony Raines                DLP HDTV Chevrolet                                         192                      97                                96,425      Running

23        18          36            Jeremy Mayfield          360 OTC Toyota                                                192                      94                                83,075      Running

24        22          01            Regan Smith                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         192                      96           *      5           104,258      Running

25        29          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    192                      88                              101,947      Running

26          6          78            Kenny Wallace            National Day of Prayer/Furniture Row Chev     192                      90           *      5             83,325      Running

27        11          60            Boris Said                    SOBE No Fear Energy Drink Ford                     191                      87           *      5             80,775      Running

28        32          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Chevrolet                                      190                      84           *      5           127,761      Accident

29        12          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             190                      81           *      5             97,025      Accident

30        21          70            Johnny Sauter             Yellow Fleet Pride Chevrolet                             190                      73                                79,325      Accident

31        24          42    #      Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    187                      70                              115,750      Running

32        14          00    #      David Reutimann         Domino's Toyota                                                184                      67                                78,525      Engine

33          5          88            Ricky Rudd                  Snickers Ford                                                    155                      64                              110,458      Running

34        42          31            Jeff Burton                  Cingular Wireless Chevrolet                              151                      66           *      5           118,266      Running

35        40          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     147                      58                                86,125      Running

36        15            4            Ward Burton                State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         144                      55                                78,725      Engine

37        13            5            Kyle Busch                  Carquest/Kellogg's Chevrolet                            130                      52                                95,800      Accident

38        33          13            Joe Nemechek             CertainTeed/Ginn Resorts Chevrolet                130                      49                                77,450      Accident

39          7          25            Casey Mears               National Guard/GMAC Chevrolet                       124                      51           *      5             85,250      Accident

40        43          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                         38                      43                                77,000      Engine

41        38            7            Robby Gordon             Menards/MAPEI Ford                                           33                      40                                76,800      Engine

42        16          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                               27                      37                                84,630      Engine

43        19          15    #      Paul Menard                Menards Chevrolet                                              22                      34                                76,737      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (9) #55 Michael Waltrip, #83 Brian Vickers, #22 Dave Blaney, #84 AJ Allmendinger, #21 Ken Schrader, #09 Mike Wallace, #34 Kevin Lepage, #37 John Andretti, #49 Mike Bliss.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Jeff Gordon got his 77th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup victory, moving into sole possession of sixth on the all-time winners list. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #40 Stremme (unapproved impound adjustment).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 18 minutes, 46 seconds                                      AVERAGE SPEED: 154.167 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

BUDWEISER POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (192.069 mph, 49.857 secs.)

CHECKERS/RALLY’S DOUBLE DRIVE-THRU CHALLENGE AWARD: Kurt Busch (171.490 seconds total amount of time spent in pits)

COMMIT LOZENGES “COMMIT TO WIN” AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Todd Parrott (crew chief for David Gilliland)

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

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (199.371 mph, Lap 122)

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

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  David Ragan

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Kevin Harvick (35 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jeff Gordon (71 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 26 laps. 74-77 (Debris); 82-84 (Car #07-Accident, Turn 3); 126-129 (Car #25-Accident, Turn 4); 132-136 (Car #1, 5, 13, 31, 88 & 96-Accident, Backstretch); 163-165 (Car #12 & 42-Accident, Turn 2); 176-178 (Debris); 186-190 (Oil on track); 192 (Car #16, 19, 20 & 70-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 42 lead changes among 20 drivers. Jeff Gordon 1, Sterling Marlin 2-5, J. Gordon 6-12, Marlin 13-18, Jimmie Johnson 19, Marlin 20, Johnson 21-24, Marlin 25-28, Johnson 29-30, Marlin 31, Johnson 32-33, Jeff Green 34-36, Tony Stewart 37-43, J. Gordon 44-46, Jeff Burton 47-48, J. Gordon 49-63, Denny Hamlin 64-67, J. Gordon 68-73, Greg Biffle 74, Matt Kenseth 75, J. Gordon 76-80, Kurt Busch 81-85, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 86-87, Ku. Busch 88-89, Johnson 90-91, Kasey Kahne 92-93, Johnson 94, Kahne 95-97, Casey Mears 98-102, Kenseth 103, J. Gordon 104-118, David Stremme 119, J. Gordon 120-125, Regan Smith 126, Boris Said 127, Kenny Wallace 128-129, J. Gordon 130-134, Elliott Sadler 135, Ragan 136-137, Kenseth 138, Hamlin 139-182, Jamie McMurray 183-184, J. Gordon 185-192.

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

 


NASCAR NEXTEL CUP SERIES TOP 12    (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                       1,521              (2)

 2 –Jeff Burton                        1,318              (1)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                    1,292              (1)

 4 –Jimmie Johnson               1,290              (3)

 5 –Denny Hamlin                   1,189              (0)

 6 –Tony Stewart                    1,078              (0)

 7 –Jamie McMurray               1.059              (0)

 8 –Kyle Busch                        1,054              (1)

 9 –Kevin Harvick                    1,052              (1)

10–Kurt Busch                        1,038              (0)

11–Clint Bowyer                     1,021              (0)

12–Carl Edwards                     1,004              (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                        Pts      Wins

Chevrolet                         78        8

Ford                                 53        1

Dodge                              40        0

Toyota                             27        0

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Tony Stewart                 (#20)          1

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Mark Martin                    (#01)          4

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)          2

Jeff Green                      (#66)          2

 


BUDWEISER POLE AWARD STANDINGS

Jeff Gordon                                        4

David Gilliland                                  1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Kasey Kahne                                     1

Ryan Newman                                   1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Juan Pablo Montoya                       100

David Ragan                                     96

Paul Menard                                     62

David Reutimann                              56

AJ Allmendinger                               24

Brandon Whitt                                     2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                   (#20)        3

Jeff Gordon                      (#24)        3

Jimmie Johnson              (#48)        1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Mike Ford                           (#11)        2

Todd Parrott                      (#38)        2

Ryan Pemberton                (#01)        2

 

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

Mark Martin                        (#01)        4

Denny Hamlin                    (#11)        2

Jimmie Johnson                (#48)        1

 


USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)            3

Kevin Harvick                 (#29)            3

Johnny Sauter               (#70)            1

 

CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Hendrick                         (#24)        102

Hendrick                         (#48)          58

RCR                               (#31)          50

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          3

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          2

Denny Hamlin                (#11)          1

 

COMMIT LOZENGES ‘COMMIT TO WIN’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          4

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)          2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)          2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)          1


UNOFFICAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 9
Unofficial Race Results for the Aaron's "499" - Sunday, April 29, 2007
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, AL - 2.66 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 192 Laps - 510.72 Miles - Purse: $6,022,630


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 192 195 10 $355,511 Running 10 71
2 8 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 192 175 5 $251,736 Running 6 12
3 26 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 192 170 5 $212,483 Running 2 7
4 2 38 David Gilliland M & M's Dark Ford 192 160 $182,689 Running
5 25 26 Jamie McMurray Sharp Vikuiti Ford 192 160 5 $134,675 Running 1 2
6 41 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 192 150 $164,536 Running
7 36 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Budweiser Chevy 192 151 5 $149,233 Running 1 2
8 20 40 David Stremme Wrigley's Winterfresh Dodge 192 147 5 $106,025 Running 1 1
9 28 12 Ryan Newman Kodak Dodge 192 138 $133,450 Running
10 37 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 192 134 $126,495 Running
11 9 10 Scott Riggs Stanley Tools/Valvoline Dodge 192 130 $107,050 Running
12 30 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 192 132 5 $138,891 Running 2 5
13 34 66 Jeff Green Best Buy Chevy 192 129 5 $120,933 Running 1 3
14 17 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 192 126 5 $137,641 Running 3 3
15 39 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers/UAW Dodge 192 123 5 $110,770 Running 1 2
16 4 14 Sterling Marlin Ginn Resorts Chevy 192 120 5 $107,983 Running 5 16
17 10 6 David Ragan # AAA Travel Ford 192 117 5 $127,100 Running 1 1
18 23 45 Kyle Petty National Tire & Battery Dodge 192 109 $103,083 Running
19 31 18 J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries Chevy 192 106 $116,033 Running
20 35 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Racing/Spiderman 3 Dodge 192 103 $127,111 Running
21 3 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Chevy 192 105 5 $102,550 Running 2 48
22 27 96 Tony Raines DLP HDTV Chevy 192 97 $96,425 Running
23 18 36 Jeremy Mayfield 360 OTC Toyota 192 94 $83,075 Running
24 22 01 Regan Smith U.S. Army Chevy 192 96 5 $104,258 Running 1 1
25 29 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 192 88 $101,947 Running
26 6 78 Kenny Wallace National Day of Prayer/Furniture Row Chevy 192 90 5 $83,325 Running 1 2
27 11 60 Boris Said SOBE No Fear Energy Drink Ford 191 87 5 $80,775 Running 1 1
28 32 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Chevy 190 84 5 $127,761 Running 1 7
29 12 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 190 81 5 $97,025 Running 1 1
30 21 70 Johnny Sauter Yellow Fleet Pride Chevy 190 73 $79,325 Running
31 24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya # Texaco/Havoline Dodge 187 70 $115,750 Running
32 14 00 David Reutimann # Domino's Toyota 184 67 $78,525 Engine
33 5 88 Ricky Rudd Snickers Ford 155 64 $110,458 Running
34 42 31 Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless Chevy 151 66 5 $118,266 Running 1 2
35 40 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 147 58 $86,125 Running
36 15 4 Ward Burton State Water Heaters Chevy 144 55 $78,725 Engine
37 13 5 Kyle Busch Carquest/Kellogg's Chevy 130 52 $95,800 Accident
38 33 13 Joe Nemechek CertainTeed/Ginn Resorts Chevy 130 49 $77,450 Accident
39 7 25 Casey Mears National Guard/GMAC Chevy 124 51 5 $85,250 Accident 1 5
40 43 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 38 43 $77,000 Engine
41 38 7 Robby Gordon Menards/MAPEI Ford 33 40 $76,800 Engine
42 16 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 27 37 $84,630 Engine
43 19 15 Paul Menard # Menards Chevy 22 34 $76,737 Engine


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Jeff Gordon won the Aaron's 499, his 77th career NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series victory. Gordon moved into sole possession of sixth on the all-time winners list. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: # 40 Stremme (unapproved impound adjustment).

Failed to Qualify: (9) #55 Michael Waltrip, #83 Brian Vickers, #22 Dave Blaney, #84 AJ Allmendinger #, #21 Ken Schrader, #09 Mike Wallace, #34 Kevin Lepage, #37 John Andretti, #49 Mike Bliss.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 18 Mins, 46 Secs.
Average Speed: 154.167 MPH
Margin of Victory: Under Caution

Caution Flags: 8 for 28 laps: Laps: 74-77 (Debris); 82-84 (#07 accident turn 3); 126-129 (#25 accident turn 4); 132-136 (#1,5,13,31,88,96 accident backstretch); 163-165 (#12,42 accident turn 2); 176-178 (Debris); 186-190 (Oil on track); 192-192 (#16,19,20,70 accident turn 2).

Lead Changes: 42 among 20 drivers: J. Gordon 1; S. Marlin 2-5; J. Gordon 6-12; S. Marlin 13-18; J. Johnson 19; S. Marlin 20; J. Johnson 21-24; S. Marlin 25-28; J. Johnson 29-30; S. Marlin 31; J. Johnson 32-33; J. Green 34-36; T. Stewart 37-43; J. Gordon 44-46; J. Burton 47-48; J. Gordon 49-63; D. Hamlin 64-67; J. Gordon 68-73; G. Biffle 74; M. Kenseth 75; J. Gordon 76-80; Ku. Busch 81-85; D. Earnhardt Jr. 86-87; Ku. Busch 88-89; J. Johnson 90-91; K. Kahne 92-93; J. Johnson 94; K. Kahne 95-97; C. Mears 98-102; M. Kenseth 103; J. Gordon 104-118; D. Stremme 119; J. Gordon 120-125; R. Smith 126; B. Said 127; K. Wallace 128-129; J. Gordon 130-134; E. Sadler 135-136; D. Ragan # 137; M. Kenseth 138; D. Hamlin 139-182; J. McMurray 183-184; J. Gordon 185-192.

WIX Lap Leader : Jeff Gordon, #24 (71 Laps)
EA Sports : Jeff Gordon, #24
Commit Lozenges : Jeff Gordon, #24
Budweiser Pole Award : Jeff Gordon, #24 (192.069 mph)
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jeff Gordon, #24 Goodyear
Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jeff Gordon, #24 (199.371 mph, Lap 122)
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jeff Gordon, #24
Checkers/Rally's : Kurt Busch, #2 171.490 seconds
Mobil 1 : Kurt Busch, #2
USG Improving the Finish : Kevin Harvick, #29 (35 Places)
DIRECTV : David Gilliland, #38
Raybestos Rookie of the Year : David Ragan, #6



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