Pocono Raceway
Pocono 500
June 8, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 14

POCONO 500

POCONO RACEWAY

 

Pocono, Pa.June 8, 2008

2.5 Mile Triangular Paved

500 M – 200 LPurse: $5,037,783

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           1            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             200                    195         **    10         $260,866      Running

 2         15          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 200                    175           *      5           144,425      Running

 3         16          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                       200                    170           *      5           162,866      Running

 4           7          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet             200                    160                              121,200      Running

 5         20          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    200                    155                              143,258      Running

 6           2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              200                    155           *      5           147,586      Running

 7         13          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   200                    151           *      5           130,866      Running

 8         11            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                200                    142                                87,175      Running

 9           6          99            Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                         200                    143           *      5           123,700      Running

10          3            8            Mark Martin                  Steak-umm Burgers Chevrolet                          200                    134                              114,083      Running

11        37          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         200                    130                              121,536      Running

12          8          84            AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 200                    127                                75,200      Running

13        28          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    200                    124                              118,061      Running

14        38          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              200                    121                              117,711      Running

15        33          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             200                    123           *      5             81,175      Running

16        42          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 200                    115                                89,583      Running

17        25            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet                                200                    117           *      5           101,808      Running

18        27          12            Ryan Newman            Kodak Dodge                                                     200                    109                              109,350      Running

19        36          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       200                    106                                70,225      Running

20        22          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               200                    103                                80,250      Running

21          9          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         200                    105           *      5             85,708      Running

22        32          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              200                    102           *      5             83,408      Running

23        23          28            Travis Kvapil               Dish Network Ford                                            200                      94                                97,064      Running

24        30            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         200                      91                                76,675      Running

25        17          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevrolet                200                      88                                76,450      Running

26        34            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        200                      85                                83,800      Running

27        39          00    #      Michael McDowell       Champion Mortgage Toyota                              200                      82                                80,808      Running

28          4          01    #      Regan Smith                Principal Financial Group/DEI Chevrolet            200                      79                                73,000      Running

29          5          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       200                      76                                64,850      Running

30        43          45            Terry Labonte             PVA Dodge                                                       200                      73                                74,747      Running

31        29          21            Bill Elliott                       U.S. Air Force Ford                                           200                      70                                82,895      Running

32        24          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        Charter Dodge                                                   200                      67                                64,375      Running

33        31          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    200                      64                                92,339      Running

34        18          19            Elliott Sadler                 Stanley Dodge                                                   200                      66           *      5             90,320      Running

35        12          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           199                      63           *      5           112,561      Running

36        40            7            Robby Gordon             Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge                   199                      55                                71,600      Running

37        19          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Toyota                                                    199                      52                                63,425      Running

38        21          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    157                      49                                91,208      Accident

39        35          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     155                      46                                81,175      Running

40        26          70            Jason Leffler               Haas Automation Chevrolet                              140                      43                                63,025      Accident

41        14          40    #      Dario Franchitti            Target Dodge                                                    137                      40                                70,880      Accident

42        41          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    130                      37                              108,305      Accident

43        10          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                      95                      34                                80,999      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (1) #96 JJ Yeley.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 105,000, Kahne won the Pocono 500, his ninth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #18 Kyle Busch (backup car), #21 Bill Elliott (backup car), No. 77 Sam Hornish Jr. (backup car), #29 Kevin Harvick (battery change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 59 minute, 36 seconds                            AVERAGE SPEED: 125.209 mph                             MARGIN OF VICTORY:  3.702 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Kasey Kahne (170.219 mph, 52.873 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 (163.875 mph, Lap 2)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kasey Kahne

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kenny Francis (crew chief for Kasey Kahne)

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Michael McDowell

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Kasey Kahne

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Bobby Labonte (26 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Kasey Kahne (69 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 38 laps. 28-31 (Debris); 41-43 (Car #2-Accident, Turn 1); 48-50 (Car #18 & 26-Accident, Frontstretch); 58-63 (Car #10 & 77-Accident, Turn 1); 69-73 (Car #10, 38, 45 & 77-Accident, Turn 1 [Red Flag: 7:48 Lap 71]); 82-86 (Car #07 & 42-Accident, Frontstretch); 106-108 (Car #55-Accident, Turn 1); 123-125 (Car #40-Accident, Turn 3); 131-133 (Car #40 & 77-Accident, Turn 1); 178-181 (Car #18-Spin, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 23 lead changes among 12 drivers. Kahne-pole, Johnson 1-16, Kahne 17-28, Riggs 29-34, Kahne 35-41, Truex 42-43, Johnson 44-58, Vickers 59-63, Johnson 64-85, Sadler 86-89, Hamlin 90-106, Sadler 107-108, Stewart 109-122, Johnson 123-128, Kahne 129-151, Biffle 152-155, Edwards 156, Blaney 157, Vickers 158-164, Kahne 165-175, Edwards 176, Kenseth 177-178, Vickers 179-184, Kahne 185-200.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                     2,084      (4)

 2 –Jeff Burton                     2,063      (1)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,939      (0)

 4 –Carl Edwards                 1,856      (3)

 5 –Denny Hamlin                 1,800      (1)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson              1,799      (1)

 7 –Greg Biffle                      1,781      (0)

 8 –Jeff Gordon                    1,767      (0)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                 1,719      (2)

10–Kevin Harvick                 1,690      (0)

11–Clint Bowyer                  1,679      (1)

12–Tony Stewart                 1,614      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #         Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          4

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         8

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         4

David Reutimann           (#44)         2

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          3

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          2

Carl Edwards                (#99)          2


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Toyota                         88              5

Chevrolet                     79              3

Ford                             76              3

Dodge                          65              3

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                     Car #        Pts.

Steve Addington           (#18)           6

Kenny Francis              (#  9)           2

Tony Gibson                 (#  8)           2

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)          3

Tony Gibson                  (#  8)          2

Kenny Francis               (#  9)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          4

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                     Car #        Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          5

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          2


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Regan Smith                                  137

Sam Hornish Jr.                             134

Patrick Carpentier                            99

Michael McDowell                           84

Dario Franchitti                                80

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          4

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          2

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          2

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Mark Cronquist              (#18)       162

Roush Yates                 (#99)       133

Hendrick                        (#88)       133

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Kyle Busch                                        2

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Greg Biffle                                         2

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Kasey Kahne                                    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 14
Unofficial Race Results for the Pocono 500 - Sunday, June 8, 2008
Pocono Raceway - Long Pond, PA - 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 200 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $5,037,783

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 1 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 200 195 10 $260,866 Running 5 69
2 15 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 200 175 5 $144,425 Running 3 18
3 16 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 200 170 5 $162,866 Running 1 17
4 7 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy 200 160 $121,200 Running
5 20 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 200 155 $143,258 Running
6 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 200 155 5 $147,586 Running 4 59
7 13 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 200 151 5 $130,866 Running 1 2
8 11 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 200 142 $87,175 Running
9 6 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 200 143 5 $123,700 Running 2 2
10 3 8 Mark Martin Steak-umm Burgers Chevy 200 134 $114,083 Running
11 37 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 200 130 $121,536 Running
12 8 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 200 127 $75,200 Running
13 28 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 200 124 $118,061 Running
14 38 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 200 121 $117,711 Running
15 33 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 200 123 5 $81,175 Running 1 4
16 42 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 200 115 $89,583 Running
17 25 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops Chevy 200 117 5 $101,808 Running 1 2
18 27 12 Ryan Newman Kodak Dodge 200 109 $109,350 Running
19 36 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 200 106 $70,225 Running
20 22 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 200 103 $80,250 Running
21 9 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 200 105 5 $85,708 Running 1 6
22 32 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 200 102 5 $83,408 Running 1 1
23 23 28 Travis Kvapil Dish Network Ford 200 94 $97,064 Running
24 30 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 200 91 $76,675 Running
25 17 15 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 200 88 $76,450 Running
26 34 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 200 85 $83,800 Running
27 39 00 Michael McDowell # Champion Mortgage Toyota 200 82 $80,808 Running
28 4 01 Regan Smith # Principal Financial Group/DEI 200 79 $73,000 Running
29 5 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 200 76 $64,850 Running
30 43 45 Terry Labonte PVA Dodge 200 73 $74,747 Running
31 29 21 Bill Elliott Air Force Ford 200 70 $82,895 Running
32 24 10 Patrick Carpentier # Charter Dodge 200 67 $64,375 Running
33 31 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 200 64 $92,339 Running
34 18 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Dodge 200 66 5 $90,320 Running 2 6
35 12 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 199 63 5 $112,561 Running 1 14
36 40 7 Robby Gordon Dodge 199 55 $71,600 Running
37 19 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 199 52 $63,425 Running
38 21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 157 49 $91,208 Accident
39 35 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 155 46 $81,175 Running
40 26 70 Jason Leffler Haas Automation Chevy 140 43 $63,025 Accident
41 14 40 Dario Franchitti # Target Dodge 137 40 $70,880 Accident
42 41 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 130 37 $108,305 Accident
43 10 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 95 34 $80,999 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 105,000, Kasey Kahne won the Pocono 500, his 9th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #18 Kyle Busch (backup car), #21 Bill Elliott (backup car), No. 77 Sam Hornish Jr. (backup car), #29 Kevin Harvick (battery change).

Failed to Qualify: (1) 96 JJ Yeley.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 59 Mins, 36 Secs.
Average Speed: 125.209 MPH
Margin of Victory: 3.702 Seconds

Caution Flags: 10 for 38 laps: Laps: 28-31 (Debris); 41-43 (#2 accident turn 1); 48-50 (#18, #26 accident frontstretch); 58-62 (#10, #77 accident turn 1); 69-73 (#10, #38, #45, #77 accident turn 1 [Red Flag: 7:48 Lap 71]); 82-86 (#07, #42 accident frontstretch); 106-108 (#55 accident turn 1); 123-125 (#40 accident turn 3); 131-133 (#40, #77 accident turn 1); 178-181 (#18 spun turn 2).

Lead Changes: 23 among 12 drivers: K. Kahne (Pole); J. Johnson 1-16; K. Kahne 17-28; S. Riggs 29-34; K. Kahne 35-41; M. Truex, Jr. 42-43; J. Johnson 44-58; B. Vickers 59-62; J. Johnson 63-85; E. Sadler 86-89; D. Hamlin 90-106; E. Sadler 107-108; T. Stewart 109-122; J. Johnson 123-128; K. Kahne 129-151; G. Biffle 152-155; C. Edwards 156; D. Blaney 157; B. Vickers 158-164; K. Kahne 165-175; C. Edwards 176; M. Kenseth 177-178; B. Vickers 179-184; K. Kahne 185-200.

Coors Light Pole Award : Kasey Kahne, #9 (170.219 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 (163.875 mph, Lap 2)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Kasey Kahne, #9
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Kasey Kahne, #9 (-1.347 sec)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Michael McDowell, #00
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kasey Kahne, #9
USG Improving the Finish : Bobby Labonte, #43 (26 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Kasey Kahne, #9 (69 Laps)

NASCAR PR used with permission


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