Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club 500
February 25, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 2

AUTO CLUB 500

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Feb. 24, 2008

2-Mile Oval

500 M – 250 LPurse: $6,144,605

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           9          99            Carl Edwards              Dish Network Ford                                            250                    190           *      5         $340,500      Running

 2           1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              250                    180         **    10           252,336      Running

 3           2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Cromax Pro Chevrolet                           250                    170           *      5           214,186      Running

 4         22          18            Kyle Busch                  Interstate Batteries Toyota                                250                    165           *      5           154,050      Running

 5           4          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt/DEWALT Ford                                     250                    160           *      5           169,841      Running

 6         11            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        250                    150                              144,308      Running

 7           6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           250                    146                              158,061      Running

 8         10          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    250                    147           *      5           148,761      Running

 9         20            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             250                    143           *      5           133,616      Running

10        13          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel/Samsung HDTV Dodge                             250                    139           *      5           143,625      Running

11        39          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 250                    130                                98,700      Running

12          8          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    250                    132           *      5           142,258      Running

13        36            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                250                    124                                92,800      Running

14        24            6            David Ragan                AAA/Southern California Insurance Ford         250                    121                              104,850      Running

15        14          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             250                    123           *      5           104,350      Running

16        16            8            Mark Martin                  Principal Financial Group Chevrolet                  250                    115                              128,208      Running

17        32          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 250                    112                              111,508      Running

18        28            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Dodge                                                250                    114           *      5           116,708      Running

19          3          07            Clint Bowyer               DirecTV Chevrolet                                             250                    106                              106,150      Running

20        21          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge                               250                    103                              121,508      Running

21        31          66            Scott Riggs                  Haas Automation Chevrolet                              250                    100                              104,708      Running

22        18          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             250                    102           *      5             97,850      Running

23        40          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        249                      94                              101,758      Running

24        27          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                249                      91                              114,770      Running

25        19          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge                  249                      88                              125,136      Running

26        38          21            Bill Elliott                       Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford                        249                      85                              105,345      Running

27        29          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Quaker State Chevrolet                      248                      82                                94,300      Running

28        41          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  248                      79                                92,247      Running

29        25          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             248                      76                                93,500      Running

30        34          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              248                      73                                85,250      Running

31        17          01    #      Regan Smith                Coors Light Chevrolet                                       248                      70                                91,575      Running

32        26          40    #      Dario Franchitti            Target Dodge                                                    248                      72           *      5             89,875      Running

33        37          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       247                      69           *      5             82,600      Running

34        43          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       246                      61                                81,450      Running

35        42          34            John Andretti               Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet                    245                      63           *      5             81,225      Running

36        30          28            Travis Kvapil               teamyatesracing.com Ford                               242                      55                              108,289      Running

37        23          41            Reed Sorenson           Target/Energizer Dodge                                    240                      52                              108,064      Running

38        35          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            236                      49                                80,600      Running

39        33          70            Jeremy Mayfield          Haas Automation Chevrolet                              231                      46                                80,480      Running

40        15          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             203                      43                                88,325      Running

41        12          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                        193                      40                              115,191      Running

42          5            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                          20                      37                                98,110      Accident

43          7          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                      20                      34                              125,539      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (5) AJ Allmendinger #84; Ken Schrader #49; Patrick Carpentier #10; Mike Skinner #27; Burney Lamar #08.

Race Comments: Race ended on Mon., Feb. 25th due to a rain delay. Before an estimated crowd of 25,000 (orig. 70,000), Edwards got his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory.

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 46 minutes, 4 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 132.704 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  None, due to inclement weather - rain

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

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Carl Edwards

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Carl Edwards

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (182.209 mph, Lap 27)

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Matt Kenseth

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Las Vegas++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Regan Smith

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Carl Edwards

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Kyle Busch (18 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (76 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 12 cautions for 44 laps. 16-18 (Car #11-Accident, Turn 3); 22-25 (Car #5, 41, 77 & 88-Accident, Turn 2 [Red Flag 1:07:46-Lap 22]); 41-47 (Rain); 57-59 (Debris); 64-65 (Car #78-Spin, Turn 3); 71-73 (Car #19-Accident, Turn 2); 83-90 (Rain [Red Flag 15:49:54-Lap 88]); 136-138 (Car #31-Accident, Turn 3); 151-153 (Car #55-Accident, Turn 2); 169-171 (Debris); 221-224 (Debris); 250 (Car #44-Accident, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 33 lead changes among 15 drivers. Johnson (Pole); J. Gordon 1-16; Johnson 17-18; J. Gordon 19-33; Johnson 34-37; J. Gordon 38-41; Andretti 42; D. Jarrett 43-45; Johnson 46-47; J. Gordon 48-57; Burton 58-59; J. Gordon 60-71; McMurray 72-73; Biffle 74-82; Johnson 83; Franchitti 84; Johnson 85-121; Kahne 122; Edwards 123-125; Johnson 126-136; Ky. Busch 137-150; R. Gordon 151; Newman 152-154; Kenseth 155-158; Johnson 159-160; Edwards 161-168; Johnson 169; J. Gordon 170-179; Edwards 180-209; Harvick 210; Edwards 211-220; J. Gordon 221; Johnson 222-237; Edwards 238-250.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                        335      (0)

 2 –Ryan Newman                  329      (1)

 3 –Tony Stewart                    316      (0)

 4 –Kurt Busch                        299      (0)

 5 –Carl Edwards                    296      (1)

 6 –Kasey Kahne                    294      (0)

 7 –Kevin Harvick                    268      (0)

 8 –Jimmie Johnson                 267      (0)

 9 –Greg Biffle                         262      (0)

10–Jeff Burton                        261      (0)

11–Brian Vickers                    257      (0)

12–Martin Truex Jr.                 253      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Dodge                          12              1

Ford                             12              1

Chevrolet                     10              0

Toyota                         10              0

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)       1

Stuart Bolin                    (#17)       1

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)       1

Carl Edwards                (#99)       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         2

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Jimmie Johnson               (#48)       1

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                    (#20)       2

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Elliott Sadler                   (#19)          1

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)          1

Carl Edwards                (#99)          1

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)          1

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

JGR                               (#18)         29

Hendrick                        (#48)         24

JGR                               (#20)         22

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Sam Hornish Jr.                               20

Dario Franchitti                                20

Regan Smith                                    20

Patrick Carpentier                              2

Jacques Villenueve                           1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 2
Unofficial Race Results for the Auto Club 500 - Monday, February 25, 2008
Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA - 2 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $6,144,605


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 9 99 Carl Edwards Dish Network Ford 250 190 5 $340,500 Running 5 64
2 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 250 180 10 $252,136 Running 9 76
3 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Cromax Pro Chevy 250 170 5 $214,186 Running 7 68
4 22 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 250 165 5 $154,050 Running 1 14
5 4 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt/DeWalt Ford 250 160 5 $169,841 Running 1 4
6 11 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 250 150 $144,308 Running
7 6 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 250 146 $158,061 Running
8 10 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 250 147 5 $148,761 Running 1 1
9 20 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 250 143 5 $133,616 Running 1 1
10 13 12 Ryan Newman alltel/Samsung HDTV Dodge 250 139 5 $143,625 Running 1 3
11 39 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 250 130 $98,700 Running
12 8 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 250 132 5 $142,258 Running 1 2
13 36 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 250 124 $92,800 Running
14 24 6 David Ragan AAA/Southern California Insurance 250 121 $104,850 Running
15 14 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 250 123 5 $104,350 Running 1 9
16 16 8 Mark Martin The Principal Financial Group 250 115 $128,208 Running
17 32 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 250 112 $111,508 Running
18 28 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Dodge 250 114 5 $116,708 Running 1 1
19 3 07 Clint Bowyer DirecTV Chevy 250 106 $106,150 Running
20 21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge 250 103 $121,508 Running
21 31 66 Scott Riggs Haas Automation Chevy 250 100 $104,708 Running
22 18 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 250 102 5 $97,850 Running 1 2
23 40 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 249 94 $101,758 Running
24 27 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 249 91 $114,770 Running
25 19 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Dodge 249 88 $125,136 Running
26 38 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 249 85 $105,345 Running
27 29 15 Paul Menard Menards/Quaker State Chevy 248 82 $94,300 Running
28 41 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 248 79 $92,247 Running
29 25 96 J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 248 76 $93,500 Running
30 34 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 248 73 $85,250 Running
31 17 01 Regan Smith # Coors Light Chevy 248 70 $91,575 Running
32 26 40 Dario Franchitti # Target Dodge 248 72 5 $89,875 Running 1 1
33 37 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 247 69 5 $82,600 Running 1 3
34 43 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 246 61 $81,450 Running
35 42 34 John Andretti Chevy 245 63 5 $81,225 Running 1 1
36 30 28 Travis Kvapil Teamyatesracing.com Ford 242 55 $108,289 Running
37 23 41 Reed Sorenson Target/Energizer Dodge 240 52 $108,064 Running
38 35 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 236 49 $80,600 Running
39 33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 231 46 $80,480 Running
40 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard 203 43 $88,325 Running
41 12 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 193 40 $115,191 Running
42 5 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 20 37 $98,110 Accident
43 7 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 20 34 $125,539 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 25,000 (originally 70,000) - Carl Edwards won the rain-delayed Auto Club 500 - his eighth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.
No one dropped to the rear.

Failed to Qualify: (5) * AJ Allmendinger, #84; * Ken Schrader, #49; * Patrick Carpentier #, #10; Mike Skinner, #27; * Burney Lamar, #08.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 46 Mins, 04 Secs.
Average Speed: 132.704 MPH
Margin of Victory: Caution Seconds

Caution Flags: 12 for 44 laps: Laps: 16-18 (#11 accident turn 3); 22-25 (#5,41,77,88 accident turn 2 [Red Flag 1:07:46- Lap 22]); 41-47 (Rain); 57-59 (Debris); 64-65 (#78 spun turn 3); 71-73 (#19 accident turn 2); 83-90 (Rain [Red Flag 15:49:54- Lap 88]); 136-138 (#31 accident turn 3); 151-153 (#55 accident turn 2); 169-171 (Debris); 221-224 (Debris); 250 (#44 accident turn 4).

Lead Changes: 33 among 15 drivers: J. Johnson (Pole); J. Gordon 1-16; J. Johnson 17-18; J. Gordon 19-33; J. Johnson 34-37; J. Gordon 38-41; J. Andretti 42; D. Jarrett 43-45; J. Johnson 46-47; J. Gordon 48-57; J. Burton 58-59; J. Gordon 60-71; J. McMurray 72-73; G. Biffle 74-82; J. Johnson 83; D. Franchitti # 84; J. Johnson 85-121; K. Kahne 122; C. Edwards 123-125; J. Johnson 126-136; Ky. Busch 137-150; R. Gordon 151; R. Newman 152-154; M. Kenseth 155-158; J. Johnson 159-160; C. Edwards 161-168; J. Johnson 169; J. Gordon 170-179; C. Edwards 180-209; K. Harvick 210; C. Edwards 211-220; J. Gordon 221; J. Johnson 222-237; C. Edwards 238-250. Top 12 Driver Points: (1) Ky. Busch 335;(2) R. Newman 329;(3) T. Stewart 316;(4) Ku. Busch 299;(5) C. Edwards 296;(6) K. Kahne 294;(7) K. Harvick 268;(8) J. Johnson 267;(9) G. Biffle 262;(10) J. Burton 261;(11) B. Vickers 257;(12) M. Truex Jr. 253.

DIRECTV : Tony Stewart, #20
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Carl Edwards, #99
EA Sports : Carl Edwards, #99
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jeff Gordon, #24 (182.209 mph, Lap 27)
Mobil 1 : Ryan Newman, #12
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Regan Smith, #01
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Carl Edwards, #99
USG Improving the Finish : Kyle Busch, #18 (18 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (76 Laps)
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Matt Kenseth, #17 (-.89)

NASCAR PR used with permission




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