Lowe's Motor Speedway
Coca Cola 600
May 25, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 12

COCA-COLA 600

LOWE’S MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Concord, N.C. – May 25, 2008

1.5-Mile Oval

600 M – 400 LPurse: $6,648,557

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           2            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             400                    190           *      5         $422,766      Running

 2           4          16            Greg Biffle                   Dish Network Ford                                            400                    175           *      5           248,600      Running

 3           1          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    400                    170           *      5           240,700      Running

 4         18          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              400                    160                              197,011      Running

 5           6          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet             400                    165         **    10           152,925      Running

 6         14          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    400                    155           *      5           167,433      Running

 7         12          17            Matt Kenseth               R&L Carriers Ford                                             400                    151           *      5           163,341      Running

 8           9          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                400                    147           *      5           147,695      Running

 9         30          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             400                    138                              160,425      Running

10        28          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       400                    134                              116,375      Running

11        23          43            Bobby Labonte            Lucky Charms/Trix/Cheerios Dodge                 400                    130                              143,891      Running

12          5            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         400                    132           *      5           115,100      Running

13        20          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    400                    124                              147,325      Running

14        19          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    400                    121                              146,636      Running

15          7            8            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         400                    118                              136,908      Running

16          8            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                400                    120           *      5             97,250      Running

17        11          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              400                    117           *      5           117,993      Running

18        31          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           399                    114           *      5           152,961      Running

19        37          01    #      Regan Smith                Principal Financial Group/DEI Chevrolet            399                    106                              104,850      Running

20        27          84            AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 399                    103                                92,225      Running

21        38          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       399                    105           *      5           133,375      Running

22        17          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    399                      97                              123,639      Running

23        15          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               399                      94                              102,100      Running

24        16          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                        399                      96           *      5           127,266      Running

25        39          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's/USO Chevrolet                             398                      88                              106,675      Running

26        41          28            Travis Kvapil               Lumber Liquidators Ford                                   398                      85                              117,989      Running

27        29          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  397                      82                              103,108      Running

28        13          66            Scott Riggs                  Haas Automation Chevrolet                              397                      79                              103,783      Running

29        21            5            Casey Mears               CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet                        396                      81           *      5           104,300      Running

30        42          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    396                      73                              117,683      Running

31        26          40            Sterling Marlin              Wii Fit Dodge                                                     396                      70                                97,025      Running

32        40          00    #      Michael McDowell       Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        395                      67                              100,558      Running

33        33          33            Ken Schrader              Camping World Chevrolet                                  395                      64                                86,725      Running

34        24            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        395                      61                              119,183      Running

35        43          70            Johnny Sauter             Haas Automation Chevrolet                              395                      58                                85,500      Running

36        36          45            Kyle Petty                    Coca-Cola Dodge                                              389                      55                                94,922      Running

37        34          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        LifeLock Dodge                                                 363                      52                                85,150      Engine

38        35          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             353                      49                                93,035      Running

39        10          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              351                      51           *      5           149,861      Engine

40        32          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 343                      43                                84,815      Running

41        25          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet                   244                      40                                92,705      Overheating

42          3          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 184                      42           *      5             90,875      Accident

43        22            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Dodge                                                181                      34                                92,891      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (5) 34 Jeff Green, 50 Stanton Barrett, 21 Jon Wood, 78 Joe Nemechek, 08 Tony Raines.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600, his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #66 Scott Riggs (back up car), #70 Johnny Sauter (back up car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  4 hours, 25 minute, 9 seconds                            AVERAGE SPEED: 135.772 mph                             MARGIN OF VICTORY:  10.203 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Kyle Busch (185.433 mph, 29.121 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD:  Kenny Francis (crew chief for Kasey Kahne)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kasey Kahne

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (179.988 mph, Lap 340)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kasey Kahne

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD: David Reutimann

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Rodney Childers (crew chief for Elliott Sadler)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Dover++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Sam Hornish Jr.

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Kasey Kahne

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Carl Edwards (21 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (76 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 11 cautions for 50 laps. 63-66 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 4); 163-166 (Debris); 169-174 (Car #42-Spin, Frontstretch); 186-192 (Car #83-Accident, Turn 1); 194-196 (Car #00-Spin, Backstretch); 225-228 (Debris); 245-248 (Car #96-Accident, Turn 2); 298-305 (Car #88 & 96-Accident, Turn 4); 307-309 (Car #1, 11, 22, 41 & 99-Accident, Frontstretch); 331-334 (Car #10-Accident, Turn 2); 336-338 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 37 lead changes among 16 drivers. Ky. Busch 1-33, Vickers 34-46, Johnson 47-51, Ragan 52-53, Johnson 54-62, Earnhardt Jr. 63, Mears 64, Johnson 65-66, Ku. Busch 67-119, Biffle 120-121, Vickers 122-126, Ku. Busch 127-137, Vickers 138-162, Earnhardt 163, Vickers 164-181, Johnson 182-185, Kahne 186, Earnhardt 187-206, Kahne 207-225, Sadler 226-228, Earnhardt 229-245, Newman 246, Ky. Busch 247-259, Earnhardt 260-296, Stewart 297-299, Kahne 300, Stewart 301-311, Kahne 312-331, Johnson 332-346, Ky. Busch 347-361, Kahne 362-383, Stewart 384-387, Burton 388, Kenseth 389, Hamlin 390, Blaney 391-392, Stewart 393-397, Kahne 398-400.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                     1,860      (3)

 2 –Jeff Burton                     1,766      (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,721      (0)

 4 –Denny Hamlin                 1,596      (1)

 5 –Clint Bowyer                  1,578      (1)

 6 –Carl Edwards                 1,538      (3)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                 1,517      (0)

 8 –Tony Stewart                 1,511      (0)

 9 –Jimmie Johnson              1,493      (1)

10–Jeff Gordon                    1,486      (0)

11–Greg Biffle                      1,483      (0)

12–Kasey Kahne                 1,454      (1)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #         Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          3

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         7

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         3

David Reutimann           (#44)         2

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          2

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          2

Carl Edwards                (#99)          2


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Toyota                         73              4

Chevrolet                     71              3

Ford                             67              3

Dodge                          53              2

 

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

Rodney Childers            (#19)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          3

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                     Car #        Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          4

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          2


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Regan Smith                                  117

Sam Hornish Jr.                             116

Patrick Carpentier                            81

Dario Franchitti                                72

Michael McDowell                           65

Jacques Villeneuve                           1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          4

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          2

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Mark Cronquist              (#18)       146

Hendrick                        (#88)       120

Roush Yates                 (#99)       111

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Kyle Busch                                        2

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Greg Biffle                                         1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Ryan Newman                                  1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 12
Unofficial Race Results for the Coca-Cola "600" - Sunday, May 25, 2008
Lowe's Motor Speedway - Concord, NC - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 400 Laps - 600 Miles - Purse: $6,648,557

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 2 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 400 190 5 $422,766 Running 6 66
2 4 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 400 175 5 $248,600 Running 1 2
3 1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 400 170 5 $240,700 Running 3 61
4 18 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 400 160   $197,011 Running
5 6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy 400 165 10 $152,925 Running 5 76
6 14 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 400 155 5 $167,433 Running 1 1
7 12 17 Matt Kenseth R&L Carriers Ford 400 151 5 $163,341 Running 1 1
8 9 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 400 147 5 $147,695 Running 1 3
9 30 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 400 138 $160,425 Running
10 28 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 400 134 $116,375 Running
11 23 43 Bobby Labonte Honey Nut Cheerios/Trix, Lucky 400 130 $143,891 Running
12 5 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 400 132 5 $115,100 Running 1 2
13 20 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 400 124 $147,325 Running
14 19 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 400 121 $146,636 Running
15 7 8 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 400 118 $136,908 Running
16 8 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 400 120 5 $97,250 Running 2 64
17 11 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 400 117 5 $117,993 Running 1 2
18 31 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 399 114 5 $152,961 Running 4 23
19 37 01 Regan Smith # Principal Financial Grp/DEI Chevy 399 106 $104,850 Running
20 27 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 399 103 $92,225 Running
21 38 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 399 105 5 $133,375 Running 1 1
22 17 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 399 97 $123,639 Running
23 15 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 399 94 $102,100 Running
24 16 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 399 96 5 $127,266 Running 1 1
25 39 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's/USO Toast to the 398 88 $106,675 Running
26 41 28 Travis Kvapil Lumber Liquidators Ford 398 85 $117,989 Running
27 29 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 397 82 $103,108 Running
28 13 66 Scott Riggs Haas Automation Chevy 397 79 $103,783 Running
29 21 5 Casey Mears CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevy 396 81 5 $104,300 Running 1 1
30 42 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 396 73 $117,683 Running
31 26 40 Sterling Marlin Wii Fit Dodge 396 70 $97,025 Running
32 40 00 Michael McDowell # Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 395 67 $100,558 Running
33 33 33 Ken Schrader Camping World Chevy 395 64 $86,725 Running
34 24 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 395 61 $119,183 Running
35 43 70 Johnny Sauter Haas Automation Chevy 395 58 $85,500 Running
36 36 45 Kyle Petty Coca-Cola Dodge 389 55 $94,922 Running
37 34 10 Patrick Carpentier # LifeLock Dodge 363 52 $85,150 Engine
38 35 96 J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 353 49 $93,035 Running
39 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 351 51 5 $149,861 Engine 5 35
40 32 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 343 43 $84,815 Running
41 25 15 Paul Menard Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 244 40 $92,705 Overheating
42 3 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 184 42 5 $90,875 Accident 4 61
43 22 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Dodge 181 34 $92,891 Engine    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Kasey Kahne won the Coca-Cola 600, his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Prior to green flag, the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #66 Scott Riggs (back up car), #70 Johnny Sauter (back up car).

Failed to Qualify: (5) 34 Jeff Green, 50 Stanton Barrett, 21 Jon Wood, 78 Joe Nemechek, 08 Tony Raines.

Time of Race: 4 Hrs, 25 Mins, 09 Secs.
Average Speed: 135.772 MPH
Margin of Victory: 10.203 Seconds

Caution Flags: 11 for 50 laps: Laps: 63-66 (#7 accident turn 4); 163-166 (Debris); 169-174 (#42 spun frontstretch); 186-192 (#83 accident turn 1); 194-196 (#00 spun backstretch); 225-228 (Debris); 245-248 (#96 accident turn 2); 298-305 (#88, #96 accident turn 4); 307-309 (#1, #11, #22, #41, #99 accident frontstretch); 331-334 (#10 accident turn 2); 336-338 (Debris).

Lead Changes: 37 among 16 drivers: Ky. Busch 1-33; B. Vickers 34-46; J. Johnson 47-51; D. Ragan 52-53; J. Johnson 54-62; D. Earnhardt Jr. 63; C. Mears 64; J. Johnson 65-66; Ku. Busch 67-119; G. Biffle 120-121; B. Vickers 122-126; Ku. Busch 127-137; B. Vickers 138-162; D. Earnhardt Jr. 163; B. Vickers 164-181; J. Johnson 182-185; K. Kahne 186; D. Earnhardt Jr. 187-206; K. Kahne 207-225; E. Sadler 226-228; D. Earnhardt Jr. 229-245; R. Newman 246; Ky. Busch 247-259; D. Earnhardt Jr. 260-296; T. Stewart 297-299; K. Kahne 300; T. Stewart 301-311; K. Kahne 312-331; J. Johnson 332-346; Ky. Busch 347-361; K. Kahne 362-383; T. Stewart 384-387; J. Burton 388; M. Kenseth 389; D. Hamlin 390; D. Blaney 391-392; T. Stewart 393-397; K. Kahne 398-400.

Coors Light Pole Award : Kyle Busch, #18 (185.433 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Kasey Kahne, #9
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Kasey Kahne, #9
EA Sports Move of the Race : Kasey Kahne, #9
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (179.988 mph, Lap 340)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Kasey Kahne, #9
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : David Reutimann, #44
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Elliott Sadler, #19 (.524 sec Average Improvement)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Sam Hornish, #77
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kasey Kahne, #9
USG Improving the Finish : Carl Edwards, #99 (21 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (76 Laps)

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