Daytona International Speedway
Daytona 500 Race Results
February 17, 2008

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 1

DAYTONA 500

DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

 

Daytona Beach, Fla.Feb. 17, 2008

2.5-Mile Oval

500 M – 200 LPurse: $18,689,238

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           7          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       200                    190           *      5      $1,506,045      Running

 2         43            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                200                    175           *      5        1,063,870      Running

 3           6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           200                    170           *      5           871,049      Running

 4         24          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    200                    170         **    10           652,938      Running

 5           5          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    200                    160           *      5           545,959      Running

 6         35          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                200                    150                              430,015      Running

 7         10            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             200                    151           *      5           389,204      Running

 8         26            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Dodge                                                200                    142                              352,921      Running

 9           3          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             200                    143           *      5           352,920      Running

10        18          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             200                    139           *      5           313,763      Running

11        13          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         200                    130                              329,756      Running

12        23          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 200                    127                              285,245      Running

13        36          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    200                    129           *      5           323,496      Running

14        16          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    200                    121                              322,224      Running

15        19          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    200                    118                              319,845      Running

16        20          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       200                    115                              277,213      Running

17          4          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Toyota                                      200                    117           *      5           341,416      Running

18        42          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        200                    109                              291,221      Running

19        11          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             200                    106                              321,520      Running

20        25            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet                                200                    103                              303,978      Running

21        27          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         200                    100                              287,928      Running

22        21          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Peak Chevrolet                                   200                      97                              279,295      Running

23        33          70            Jeremy Mayfield          Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon/Haas Chev     200                      94                              271,220      Running

24        31          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     200                      96           *      5           284,545      Running

25        37          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             200                      88                              277,095      Running

26        38          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Ford                        200                      85                              276,888      Running

27          1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              200                      87           *      5           329,606      Running

28        32          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 200                      79                              278,746      Running

29          2          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  200                      81           *      5           275,135      Running

30        30          28            Travis Kvapil               K&N Filters Ford                                                200                      73                              291,202      Running

31        12            8            Mark Martin                  U.S. ARMY Chevrolet                                        200                      70                              301,846      Running

32        15          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    200                      67                              290,753      Running

33        40          40    #      Dario Franchitti            Dodge Journey Dodge                                      199                      64                              270,613      Running

34        39          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            197                      61                              260,320      Running

35          9            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        194                      58                              284,945      Accident

36        28          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   194                      60           *      5           308,129      Running

37        29          01    #      Regan Smith                The Principal Financial Group Chevrolet           194                      52                              267,095      Running

38        34          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              189                      54           *      5           259,563      Accident

39          8          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              186                      51           *      5           319,599 Suspension

40        22          34            John Andretti               Makoto Chevrolet                                              184                      43                              258,613      Running

41        41          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       171                      40                              258,470      Running

42        14            6            David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          161                      37                              267,763      Accident

43        17          87            Kenny Wallace            Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       141                      34                              256,735      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (10) #84 AJ Allmendinger; #21Bill Elliott; #49 Ken Schrader; #60 Boris Said; #10 Patrick Carpentier; #37 Eric McClure; #09 Sterling Marlin; #27 Jacques Villeneuve; #50 Stanton Barrett; #08 Carl Long.

Race Comments: Before a sellout crowd estimated at 190,000, Newman won the 50th Daytona 500, his 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory and his first at Daytona. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #26 McMurray, #40 Franchitti (backup); #78 Nemechek (missed drivers introduction).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 16 minutes, 30 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 152.672 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .092 second

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (187.075 mph, 48.109 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Greg Zipadelli (crew chief for Tony Stewart)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Tony Stewart

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Tony Stewart

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Kyle Busch (187.680 mph, Lap 3)

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Ryan Newman

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kurt Busch

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Sam Hornish Jr.

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Ryan Newman

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Elliott Sadler (19 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Kyle Busch (86 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 7 cautions for 23 laps. 81-84 (Debris); 152-155 (Debris); 162-165 (Car #6 & 17-Accident, Turn 4); 178-180 (Car #1, 11 & 48-Accident, Backstretch); 185-187 (Car #07-Spin, Frontstretch); 190-192 (Car #8 & 22-Accident, Turn 4); 196-197 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 1).

LAP LEADERS: 42 lead changes among 16 drivers. Johnson (Pole), Waltrip 1-2, Johnson 3, Hamlin 4-5, Stewart 6-13, Hamlin 14-16, J. Gordon 17-19, Hamlin 20-37, Blaney 38, J. Gordon 39, Ky. Busch 40-48, Hamlin 49-54, Ky. Busch 55-64, Hamlin 65-67, Ky. Busch 68-74, Sorenson 75-76, Ky. Busch 77-80, J. Gordon 81, Sorenson 82-84, Ku. Busch 85-93, Ky. Busch 94-107, Kenseth 108, Biffle 109, Ky. Busch 110-119, Newman 120, Biffle 121, Waltrip 122, Newman 123, Ky. Busch 124-151, Bowyer 152, Biffle 153-157, Ky. Busch 158-161, Earnhardt 162-168, Kahne 169, Stewart 170, Earnhardt 171-172, Stewart 173-177, Earnhardt 178-180, Bowyer 181-183, Newman 184-188, Burton 189-197, Stewart 198-199, Newman 200.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Ryan Newman                  190      (1)

 2 –Kurt Busch                        175      (0)

 3 –Tony Stewart                    170      (0)

 4 –Kyle Busch                        170      (0)

 5 –Reed Sorenson                 160      (0)

 6 –Kasey Kahne                    151      (0)

 7 –Elliott Sadler                       150      (0)

 8 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             143      (0)

 9 –Robby Gordon                   142      (0)

10–Greg Biffle                         139      (0)

11–Bobby Labonte                  130      (0)

12–Jeff Burton                        129      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Dodge                            9              1

Toyota                           6              0

Chevrolet                       4              0

Ford                               3              0

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)       1

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                    (#20)       1

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                   (#19)         1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         1

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Kyle Busch                    (#18)         1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

JGR                               (#18)         17

Penske                          (#12)         15

Penske                          (#  2)         14

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Sam Hornish Jr.                               11

Dario Franchitti                                10

Regan Smith                                      9

Patrick Carpentier                              1

Jacques Villenueve                           1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 1
Unofficial Race Results for the Daytona "500" - Sunday, February 17, 2008
Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, FL - 2.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 200 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $18,689,238


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 7 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 200 190 5 $1,506,045 Running 4 8
2 43 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 200 175 5 $1,063,870 Running 1 9
3 6 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 200 170 5 $871,049 Running 4 16
4 24 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 200 170 10 $652,938 Running 8 86
5 5 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 200 160 5 $564,117 Running 2 5
6 35 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 200 150 $430,015 Running
7 10 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 200 151 5 $389,204 Running 1 1
8 26 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Dodge 200 142 $334,763 Running
9 3 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard 200 143 5 $352,920 Running 3 12
10 18 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 200 139 5 $313,763 Running 3 7
11 13 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 200 130 $329,756 Running
12 23 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 200 127 $285,245 Running
13 36 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 200 129 5 $323,496 Running 1 9
14 16 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 200 121 $322,224 Running
15 19 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 200 118 $319,845 Running
16 20 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 200 115 $277,213 Running
17 4 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 200 117 5 $341,416 Running 5 32
18 42 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 200 109 $290,721 Running
19 11 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 200 106 $321,520 Running
20 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops Chevy 200 103 $303,978 Running
21 27 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 200 100 $287,928 Running
22 21 15 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevy 200 97 $279,295 Running
23 33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Junior Johnson's Midnight Moon/Haas 200 94 $271,220 Running
24 31 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 200 96 5 $284,545 Running 2 4
25 37 96 J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 200 88 $277,095 Running
26 38 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Ford 200 85 $276,888 Running
27 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 200 87 5 $329,606 Running 1 1
28 32 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 200 79 $267,088 Running
29 2 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 200 81 5 $275,746 Running 2 3
30 30 28 Travis Kvapil K&N Filters Ford 200 73 $291,202 Running
31 12 8 Mark Martin U.S. ARMY Chevy 200 70 $301,846 Running
32 15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 200 67 $290,753 Running
33 40 40 Dario Franchitti # Dodge Journey Dodge 199 64 $270,613 Running
34 39 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 197 61 $269,867 Running
35 9 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 194 58 $284,820 Accident
36 28 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 194 60 5 $308,129 Running 1 1
37 29 01 Regan Smith # The Principal Financial Group 194 52 $267,095 Running
38 34 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 189 54 5 $259,288 Accident 1 1
39 8 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 186 51 5 $319,599 Suspension 3 5
40 22 34 John Andretti Makoto Chevy 184 43 $258,613 Running
41 41 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 171 40 $257,220 Running
42 14 6 David Ragan AAA Ford 161 37 $267,763 Accident
43 17 87 Kenny Wallace Furniture Row Racing Chevy 141 34 $256,735 Engine    


Race Comments: Before sell-out crowd estimated at 190,000, Ryan Newman won the 50th Daytona 500 - his 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and his first at Daytona International Speedway.

Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #26 McMurray (backup); #40 Franchitti (backup); #78 Nemechek (missed drivers Introduction).

Failed to Qualify: (10) AJ Allmendinger, #84; Bill Elliott, #21; Ken Schrader, #49; Boris Said, #60; Patrick Carpentier #, #10; Eric McClure, #37; Sterling Marlin, #09; Jacques Villeneuve #, #27; Stanton Barrett, #50; Carl Long, #08.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 16 Mins, 30 Secs.
Average Speed: 152.672 MPH
Margin of Victory: .092 Seconds

Caution Flags: 7 for 23 laps: Laps: 81-84 (Debris); 152-155 (Debris); 162-165 (#6,17 accident turn 4); 178-180 (#1,11,48 accident backstretch); 185-187 (#07 spun frontstretch); 190-192 (#8,22 accident turn 4); 196-197 (#5 accident turn 1).

Lead Changes: 42 among 16 drivers: J. Johnson (Pole); M. Waltrip 1-2; J. Johnson 3; D. Hamlin 4-5; T. Stewart 6-13; D. Hamlin 14-16; J. Gordon 17-19; D. Hamlin 20-37; D. Blaney 38; J. Gordon 39; Ky. Busch 40-48; D. Hamlin 49-54; Ky. Busch 55-64; D. Hamlin 65-67; Ky. Busch 68-74; R. Sorenson 75-76; Ky. Busch 77-80; J. Gordon 81; R. Sorenson 82-84; Ku. Busch 85-93; Ky. Busch 94-107; M. Kenseth 108; G. Biffle 109; Ky. Busch 110-119; R. Newman 120; G. Biffle 121; M. Waltrip 122; R. Newman 123; Ky. Busch 124-151; C. Bowyer 152; G. Biffle 153-157; Ky. Busch 158-161; D. Earnhardt Jr. 162-168; K. Kahne 169; T. Stewart 170; D. Earnhardt Jr. 171-172; T. Stewart 173-177; D. Earnhardt Jr. 178-180; C. Bowyer 181-183; R. Newman 184-188; J. Burton 189-197; T. Stewart 198-199; R. Newman 200;

Coors Light Pole Award : Jimmie Johnson, #48
DIRECTV : Tony Stewart, #20
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Tony Stewart, #20
EA Sports : Tony Stewart, #20
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Kyle Busch, #18 (187.68 mph, Lap 3)
Mobil 1 : Ryan Newman, #12
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Sam Hornish, #77
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Ryan Newman, #12
USG Improving the Finish : Elliott Sadler, #19 (19 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Kyle Busch, #18 (86 Laps)

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