Auto Club Speedway
Pepsi 500
August 31, 2008

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 25

PEPSI 500

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Aug. 31, 2008

2 Mile Oval

500 M – 250 MPurse: $6,165,509

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                          Team                                                              Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           1          48            Jimmie Johnson       Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foun. Chevrolet    250                    195         **    10         $314,611      Running

 2         15          16            Greg Biffle                  3M Ford                                                            250                    175           *      5           185,375      Running

 3         21          11            Denny Hamlin            FedEx Ground Toyota                                    250                    165                              178,091      Running

 4         33          29            Kevin Harvick            Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                250                    160                              170,786      Running

 5         37          17            Matt Kenseth              R&L Carriers Ford                                           250                    160           *      5           169,941      Running

 6         26          99            Carl Edwards             Aflac Ford                                                        250                    150                              153,300      Running

 7         11          18            Kyle Busch                 M&M's Toyota                                                  250                    146                              120,225      Running

 8           4            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                            250                    142                              141,691      Running

 9         12          44            David Reutimann       UPS/Toys For Tots Toyota                            250                    143           *      5           108,075      Running

10        31          07            Clint Bowyer              Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                  250                    134                              120,150      Running

11        18          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.     AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet        250                    130                              108,750      Running

12        19          83            Brian Vickers             Red Bull Toyota                                               250                    127                              107,825      Running

13        22            6            David Ragan              AAA Insurance Ford                                        250                    129           *      5           108,475      Running

14          2          84            AJ Allmendinger        Red Bull Toyota                                               250                    126           *      5             98,225      Running

15          3          24            Jeff Gordon               DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet                                 250                    123           *      5           143,636      Running

16        17          12            Ryan Newman           Kodak Dodge                                                  250                    115                              135,225      Running

17        27          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                 250                    117           *      5           137,508      Running

18          5          10    #      Patrick Carpentier     Sears Auto Center Dodge                               250                    109                                96,700      Running

19          7            1            Martin Truex Jr.         Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet    250                    106                              125,458      Running

20        23          42            Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                250                    103                              124,033      Running

21        24          43            Bobby Labonte           Cheerios/Betty Crocker/Totinos Dodge       250                    100                              130,086      Running

22        14          20            Tony Stewart              Subway/Home Depot Toyota                          250                      97                              137,936      Running

23        42          38            David Gilliland          CitiFinancial Ford                                           249                      94                              111,608      Running

24        13          26            Jamie McMurray        Crown Royal Ford                                          249                      91                                99,725      Running

25        39          66            Scott Riggs                State Water Heaters Chevrolet                       249                      88                              107,958      Running

26        16            5            Casey Mears              Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                   249                      85                              105,800      Running

27        41          41            Reed Sorenson         Target Dodge                                                  249                      82                              117,964      Running

28        34          28            Travis Kvapil              Hitachi Power Tools Ford                              249                      79                              117,739      Running

29          8          22            Dave Blaney               Caterpillar Toyota                                           249                      76                              104,583      Running

30        10            8            Aric Almirola              U.S. Army Chevrolet                                        249                      73                              124,533      Running

31        32          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.        Penske Truck Rental Dodge                          249                      70                              132,900      Running

32        40          21            Marcos Ambrose       Little Debbie Ford                                            249                      67                              105,595      Running

33        30          55            Michael Waltrip         NAPA Toyota                                                   249                      69           *      5             99,808      Running

34          6          19            Elliott Sadler              McDonald's Dodge                                         249                      61                              113,495      Running

35        35          00            Mike Skinner              Affliction Clothing Toyota                              249                      58                                96,647      Running

36        25          01    #      Regan Smith              DEI/ Principal Financial Group Chevrolet    249                      55                                95,050      Running

37        29          15            Paul Menard               Menards/Johns Manville Chevrolet              249                      52                                95,000      Running

38        38          45            Kyle Petty                   Wells Fargo Dodge                                        249                      49                                86,950      Running

39          9            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                             248                      46                                86,900      Running

40        36            7            Robby Gordon          Monster Energy Dodge                                  248                      43                                94,850      Running

41        28          96            Ken Schrader             DLP HDTV Toyota                                           247                      40                                94,805      Running

42        43          08            Johnny Sauter           FUBAR All Natural Dodge                               161                      37                                86,740      Overheating

43        20          78            Joe Nemechek           Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                     67                      34                                86,212      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (1) 70 Tony Raines.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 70,000, Johnson won the Pepsi 500, his 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory and third at Auto Club Speedway. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear: #10 Patrick Carpentier (transmission).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 36 minutes, 03 seconds                            AVERAGE SPEED: 138.857 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.076 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (180.397 mph, 39.912 secs.)

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

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (178.306 mph, Lap 154)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Greg Erwin (crew chief for Greg Biffle)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Richmond++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Patrick Carpentier

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Matt Kenseth (32 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (228 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 34 laps. 5-8 (debris); 21-24 (Debris); 44-46 (Car #2-Spin, Turn 1); 70-73 (Car #78-Accident, Turn 2); 147-152 (Debris); 162-165 (Debris); 182-186 (Car #7-Accident, Turn 4); 219-222 (Debris).

LAP LEADERS: 20 lead changes among 9 drivers. Johnson (Pole), Allmendinger 1, Johnson 2-70, Waltrip 71, Johnson 72-73, Biffle 74, Johnson 75-110, Biffle 111, Kenseth 112, J. Gordon 113-114, Johnson 115-147, Ragan 148, Johnson 149-162, Biffle 163-167, Johnson 168-182, Burton 183, Reutimann 184-186, Biffle 187-188, Johnson 189-219, Biffle 220-222, Johnson 223-250.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12              (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                    3,755      (8)

 2 –Carl Edwards                3,547      (6)

 3 –Jimmie Johnson          3,386      (3)

 4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.        3,323      (1)

 5 –Jeff Burton                     3,234      (1)

 6 –Greg Biffle                     3,159      (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick               3,132      (0)

 8 –Tony Stewart                 3,110      (0)

 9 –Matt Kenseth                 3,081      (0)

10–Jeff Gordon                  3,074      (0)

11–Denny Hamlin               3,065      (1)

12–Clint Bowyer                 2,989      (1)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD    Car #        Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          8

Carl Edwards               (#99)          6

Jimmie Johnson         (#48)          3

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman             (#12)       13

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         8

David Reutimann         (#44)         4

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          4

Jamie McMurray          (#26)          2

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          2


MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #        Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.               (#88)          3

Bob Osborne               (#99)          3

Gil Martin                     (#07)          3

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          8

Carl Edwards               (#99)          6

Jimmie Johnson         (#48)          3

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                     Car #       Pts.

Kyle Busch                  (#18)          9

Jimmie Johnson         (#48)          6

Dale Earnhardt Jr.      (#88)          4

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Jimmie Johnson                             4

Greg Biffle                                        2

Kyle Busch                                       2

Jeff Gordon                                     2

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Patrick Carpentier                           1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                           1

Carl Edwards                                   1

Denny Hamlin                                  1

Paul Menard                                     1

Joe Nemechek                                 1

Ryan Newman                                 1

Brian Vickers                                   1


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Regan Smith                                182

Sam Hornish Jr.                          181

Patrick Carpentier                       174

Michael McDowell                       156

Dario Franchitti                             97

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          7

Jimmie Johnson         (#48)          5

Dale Earnhardt Jr.       (#88)          4

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Mark Cronquist            (#18)       285

Roush Yates                (#99)       250

Hendrick                      (#48)       229

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts       Wins

Toyota                      159              9

Ford                          144              6

Chevrolet                 138              6

Dodge                      109              4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                     Car #       Pts.

Steve Addington         (#18)           9

Kenny Francis            (#  9)           4

Tony Gibson               (#  8)           3

 


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 25
Unofficial Race Results for the Pepsi "500" - Sunday, August 31, 2008
Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA - 2 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $6,165,509

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevy 250 195 10 $314,611 Running 8 228
2 15 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 250 175 5 $185,375 Running 5 12
3 21 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 250 165 $178,091 Running
4 33 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 250 160 $170,786 Running
5 37 17 Matt Kenseth R&L Carriers Ford 250 160 5 $169,941 Running 1 1
6 26 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 250 150 $153,300 Running
7 11 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 250 146 $120,225 Running
8 4 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 250 142 $141,691 Running
9 12 44 David Reutimann UPS/Toys For Tots Toyota 250 143 5 $108,075 Running 1 3
10 31 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 250 134 $120,150 Running
11 18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevy 250 130 $108,750 Running
12 19 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 250 127 $107,825 Running
13 22 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 250 129 5 $108,475 Running 1 1
14 2 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 250 126 5 $98,225 Running 1 1
15 3 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Pepsi Chevy 250 123 5 $143,636 Running 1 2
16 17 12 Ryan Newman Kodak Dodge 250 115 $135,225 Running
17 27 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 250 117 5 $137,508 Running 1 1
18 5 10 Patrick Carpentier # Sears Auto Center Dodge 250 109 $96,700 Running
19 7 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 250 106 $125,458 Running
20 23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 250 103 $124,033 Running
21 24 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerois Racing/Betty Crocker/Totinos Dodge 250 100 $130,086 Running
22 14 20 Tony Stewart Subway/Home Depot Toyota 250 97 $137,936 Running
23 42 38 David Gilliland CitiFinancial Ford 249 94 $111,608 Running
24 13 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 249 91 $99,725 Running
25 39 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 249 88 $107,958 Running
26 16 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 249 85 $105,800 Running
27 41 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 249 82 $117,964 Running
28 34 28 Travis Kvapil Hitachi Power Tools Ford 249 79 $117,739 Running
29 8 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 249 76 $104,583 Running
30 10 8 Aric Almirola U.S. ARMY Chevy 249 73 $124,533 Running
31 32 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Penske Truck Rental Dodge 249 70 $132,900 Running
32 40 21 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie Ford 249 67 $105,595 Running
33 30 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 249 69 5 $99,808 Running 1 1
34 6 19 Elliott Sadler McDonald's Dodge 249 61 $113,495 Running
35 35 00 Mike Skinner Affliction Clothing Toyota 249 58 $96,647 Running
36 25 01 Regan Smith # DEI/The Principal Financial Group Chevy 249 55 $95,050 Running
37 29 15 Paul Menard Menards/Johns Manville Chevy 249 52 $95,000 Running
38 38 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 249 49 $86,950 Running
39 9 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 248 46 $86,900 Running
40 36 7 Robby Gordon Monster Energy Dodge 248 43 $94,850 Running
41 28 96 Ken Schrader DLP HDTV Toyota 247 40 $94,805 Running
42 43 09 Johnny Sauter FUBAR All Natural Dodge 161 37 $86,740 Overheating
43 20 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 67 34 $86,212 Accident


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 70,000 - Jimmie Johnson won the Pepsi 500, his 36th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory and third at Auto Club Speedway. Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear: #10 Patrick Carpentier (transmission)

Failed to Qualify: (1) #70-Tony Raines.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 36 Mins, 03 Secs.
Average Speed: 138.857 MPH
Margin of Victory: 2.076 Seconds

Caution Flags: 8 for 34 laps: Laps: 5-8 (debris); 21-24 (debris); 44-46 (#2 spun turn 1); 70-73 (#78 accident turn 2); 147-152 (debris); 162-165 (debris.); 182-186 (#7 accident turn 4); 219-222 (debris).

Lead Changes: 20 among 9 drivers: J. Johnson (Pole); A. Allmendinger 1; J. Johnson 2-70; M. Waltrip 71; J. Johnson 72-73; G. Biffle 74; J. Johnson 75-110; G. Biffle 111; M. Kenseth 112; J. Gordon 113-114; J. Johnson 115-147; D. Ragan 148; J. Johnson 149-162; G. Biffle 163-167; J. Johnson 168-182; J. Burton 183; D. Reutimann 184-186; G. Biffle 187-188; J. Johnson 189-219; G. Biffle 220-222; J. Johnson 223-250.

Coors Light Pole Award : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (180.397 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Kasey Kahne, #9
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
EA Sports Move of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (178.306 mph, Lap 154)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : David Reutimann, #44
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Greg Biffle, #16 (-.701 sec Avg. Imprv.)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Patrick Carpentier, #10
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jimmie Johnson, #48
USG Improving the Finish : Matt Kenseth, #17 (32 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (228 Laps)

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