Darlington Raceway
Dodge Challenger 500
May 10, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 11

DODGE CHALLENGER 500

DARLINGTON RACEWAY

 

Darlington, S.C. – May 10, 2008

1.366-Mile Oval

501 M – 367 LPurse: $5,618,601

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           6          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Indiana Jones Toyota                             367                    195         **    10         $313,700      Running

 2         36          99            Carl Edwards              Claritin Ford                                                       367                    170                              241,850      Running

 3           8          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              367                    170           *      5           194,236      Running

 4           2          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Mountain Dew/AMP/National Guard Chev         367                    165           *      5           138,100      Running

 5         15            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         367                    160           *      5           123,375      Running

 6         34          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT NANO Ford                                        367                    155           *      5           146,016      Running

 7         21          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                       367                    151           *      5           131,941      Running

 8         24          28            Travis Kvapil               Lafayette Ford Ford                                          367                    147           *      5           121,789      Running

 9         13          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              367                    138                              111,283      Running

10        12          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    367                    134                              134,858      Running

11        25          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             367                    135           *      5             95,925      Running

12          5            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                367                    132           *      5             87,650      Running

13          3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              367                    124                              137,061      Running

14        22            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        367                    126           *      5           116,383      Running

15        38          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     367                    118                                99,750      Running

16        27            8            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         367                    115                              117,908      Running

17          9          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         367                    112                                99,008      Running

18        10          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         367                    109                              119,011      Running

19        30          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       367                    106                                81,300      Running

20        33          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 367                    108           *      5             97,333      Running

21          4          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           366                    100                              125,061      Running

22        42            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             366                    102           *      5           109,091      Running

23        19          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Wrigley's Big Red Dodge                                   366                      94                              107,183      Running

24        37          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  365                      91                                86,008      Running

25        28          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 365                      88                                76,950      Running

26        31          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             365                      90           *      5             84,675      Running

27        26          84            AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 364                      82                                72,475      Running

28        18          00    #      Michael McDowell       Brain Cancer Action Week Toyota                    364                      79                                85,872      Running

29        16          01    #      Regan Smith                Principal Financial Group/DEI Chevrolet            363                      76                                82,625      Running

30        20          21            Bill Elliott                       Motorcraft Ford                                                 363                      73                                92,795      Running

31        17          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       363                      70                                71,200      Running

32        39          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    362                      67                                98,239      Running

33        40            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Dodge                                                361                      64                                79,800      Running

34        14          40            Sterling Marlin              Dodge Challenger Dodge                                  350                      61                                78,725      Running

35        29            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        341                      58                                88,475      Running

36        41          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Nibco Chevrolet                                  340                      55                                78,325      Running

37        32          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       295                      52                              112,200      Running

38        23          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    270                      49                              115,475      Running

39        11          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    265                      46                              116,711      Running

40        43          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        LifeLock Dodge                                                 261                      48           *      5             69,625      Engine

41        35          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       250                      40                                69,500      Running

42          7          19            Elliott Sadler                 McDonald's Dodge                                            247                      37                                95,750      Running

43          1          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             234                      39           *      5             83,164      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) #70 Johnny Sauter, #34 Jeff Green.

Race Comments: Before an announced sellout crowd of 75,000, Busch won the Dodge Challenger 500, his ninth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon and #9 Kahne (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 34 minute, 19 seconds             AVERAGE SPEED: 140.350 mph RACE RECORD           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  3.115 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Greg Biffle (179.442 mph, 27.405 secs.) TRACK RECORD

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD:  Steve Addington (crew chief for Kyle Busch)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kyle Busch

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kyle Busch

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kyle Busch (175.328 mph, Lap 19)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kyle Busch

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Carl Edwards (crew chief for Bob Osborne)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: Kyle Busch ($70,000)++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Michael McDowell

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Kyle Busch

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Carl Edwards (34 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Kyle Busch (169 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 31 laps. 3-5 (Car #19 & 20-Accident, Turn 1); 13-15 (Car #77-Accident, Turn 3); 141-144 (Debris); 149-151 (Debris); 236-240 (Debris); 249-252 (Car #83-Spin, Frontstretch); 281-284 (Debris); 303-307 (Car #1 & 11-Accident, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 35 lead changes among 15 drivers. Biffle 1, Earnhardt 2-16, Ky. Busch 17-39, Biffle 40-59, Ku. Busch 60, Kvapil 61-62, Kenseth 63-64, Kahne 65, Yeley 66, Carpentier 67-69, Gilliland 70, Ky. Busch 71-109, Biffle 110-121, J. Gordon 122, Hamlin 123, Carpentier 124, Ky. Busch 125, Biffle 126-127, Ky. Busch 128-140, Biffle 141, Earnhardt 142-159, Biffle 160-193, Truex 194-201, Earnhardt 202, Kenseth 203, Ragan 204-205, McMurray 206-208, Biffle 209-233, Truex 234-236, Hamlin 237-250, J. Gordon 251-269, Ky. Busch 270-280, J. Gordon 281-284, Ky. Busch 285-302, Earnhardt 303, Ky. Busch 304-367.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                     1,690      (3)

 2 –Jeff Burton                     1,611      (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,556      (0)

 4 –Denny Hamlin                 1,500      (1)

 5 –Clint Bowyer                  1,490      (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson              1,442      (1)

 7 –Carl Edwards                 1,400      (3)

 8 –Tony Stewart                 1,397      (0)

 9 –Kevin Harvick                 1,396      (0)

10–Jeff Gordon                    1,326      (0)

11–Greg Biffle                      1,308      (0)

12–David Ragan                   1,266      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #         Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          3

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         7

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         3

David Reutimann           (#44)         1

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          2

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          2

Carl Edwards                (#99)          1


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Toyota                         69              4

Chevrolet                     68              3

Ford                             61              3

Dodge                          44              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                     Car #        Pts.

Steve Addington           (#18)           5

Greg Zipadelli               (#20)           2

Tony Gibson                 (#  8)           2

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)          3

Tony Gibson                  (#  8)          2

Bob Osborne                 (#99)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          3

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                     Car #        Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Tony Stewart               (#20)          2


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Regan Smith                                  107

Sam Hornish Jr.                             105

Dario Franchitti                                72

Patrick Carpentier                            73

Michael McDowell                           56

Jacques Villeneuve                           1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          4

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          2

Denny Hamlin                (#11)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Mark Cronquist              (#18)       128

Roush Yates                 (#99)       104

Hendrick                        (#88)       104

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Greg Biffle                                         1

Kyle Busch                                        1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Ryan Newman                                  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 6 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Indiana Jones Toyota 367 195 10 $313,700 Running 7 169
2 36 99 Carl Edwards Claritin Ford 367 170 $241,850 Running
3 8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 367 170 5 $194,236 Running 3 24
4 2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mountain Dew/AMP Energy/National 367 165 5 $138,100 Running 4 35
5 15 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 367 160 5 $123,375 Running 1 2
6 34 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Ford 367 155 5 $146,016 Running 2 3
7 21 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 367 151 5 $131,941 Running 2 15
8 24 28 Travis Kvapil Lafayette Ford Ford 367 147 5 $121,789 Running 1 2
9 13 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 367 138 $111,283 Running
10 12 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 367 134 $134,858 Running
11 25 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 367 135 5 $95,925 Running 1 3
12 5 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 367 132 5 $87,650 Running 1 1
13 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 367 124 $137,061 Running
14 22 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 367 126 5 $116,383 Running 2 11
15 38 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 367 118 $99,750 Running
16 27 8 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 367 115 $117,908 Running
17 9 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 367 112 $99,008 Running
18 10 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 367 109 $119,011 Running
19 30 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 367 106 $81,300 Running
20 33 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 367 108 5 $97,333 Running 1 1
21 4 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 366 100 $125,061 Running
22 42 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 366 102 5 $109,091 Running 1 1
23 19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Big Red Dodge 366 94 $107,183 Running
24 37 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 365 91 $86,008 Running
25 28 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 365 88 $76,950 Running
26 31 96 J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 365 90 5 $84,675 Running 1 1
27 26 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 364 82 $72,475 Running
28 18 00 Michael McDowell # Brain Cancer Action Week Toyota 364 79 $85,872 Running
29 16 01 Regan Smith # Principal Financial Group/DEI 363 76 $82,625 Running
30 20 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 363 73 $92,795 Running
31 17 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 363 70 $71,200 Running
32 39 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 362 67 $98,239 Running
33 40 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Dodge 361 64 $79,800 Running
34 14 40 Sterling Marlin Dodge Challenger Dodge 350 61 $78,725 Running
35 29 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 341 58 $88,475 Running
36 41 15 Paul Menard Menards/Nibco Chevy 340 55 $78,325 Running
37 32 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 295 52 $112,200 Running
38 23 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 270 49 $115,475 Running
39 11 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 265 46 $116,711 Running
40 43 10 Patrick Carpentier # LifeLock Dodge 261 48 5 $69,625 Engine 2 4
41 35 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 250 40 $69,500 Running
42 7 19 Elliott Sadler McDonald's Dodge 247 37 $95,750 Running
43 1 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 234 39 5 $83,164 Engine 7 95


Race Comments: Before an announced sellout crowd of 75,000 - Kyle Busch won the Dodge Challenger 500 - his ninth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon and 9 Kahne (engine change).
Failed to Qualify: (2) 70 Johnny Sauter, 34 Jeff Green.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 34 Mins, 19 Secs.
Average Speed: 140.350 MPH TRACK RECORD
Margin of Victory: 3.115 Seconds
Caution Flags: 8 for 31 laps: Laps: 3-5 (#19,20 accident turn 1); 13-15 (#77 accident turn 3); 141-144 (Debris); 149-151 (Debris); 236-240 (Debris); 249-252 (#83 spun frontstretch); 281-284 (Debris); 303-307 (#1,11 accident turn 4).

Lead Changes: 35 among 15 drivers: G. Biffle 1; D. Earnhardt Jr. 2-16; Ky. Busch 17-39; G. Biffle 40-59; Ku. Busch 60; T. Kvapil 61-62; M. Kenseth 63-64; K. Kahne 65; J. Yeley 66; P. Carpentier # 67-69; D. Gilliland 70; Ky. Busch 71-109; G. Biffle 110-121; J. Gordon 122; D. Hamlin 123; P. Carpentier # 124; Ky. Busch 125; G. Biffle 126-127; Ky. Busch 128-140; G. Biffle 141; D. Earnhardt Jr. 142-159; G. Biffle 160-193; M. Truex Jr. 194-201; D. Earnhardt Jr. 202; M. Kenseth 203; D. Ragan 204-205; J. McMurray 206-208; G. Biffle 209-233; M. Truex Jr. 234-236; D. Hamlin 237-250; J. Gordon 251-269; Ky. Busch 270-280; J. Gordon 281-284; Ky. Busch 285-302; D. Earnhardt Jr. 303; Ky. Busch 304-367.

Coors Light Pole Award : Greg Biffle, #16 (179.442 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Kyle Busch, #18
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Kyle Busch, #18
EA Sports Move of the Race : Kyle Busch, #18
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Kyle Busch, #18 (175.328 mph, Lap 19)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Kyle Busch, #18
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99 (.43 Seconds)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Michael McDowell, #00
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kyle Busch, #18
USG Improving the Finish : Carl Edwards, #99 (34 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Kyle Busch, #18 (169 Laps)

NASCAR PR used with permission


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