Phoenix International Raceway
Checker Auto Parts 500 (k)
November 9, 2008

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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 35

CHECKER O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

 

Avondale, Ariz.Nov. 9, 2008

1 Mile Oval

500 K – 312 M – 312 L – Purse: $5,096,896

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              313                    195         **    10         $267,611      Running

 2           3            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                313                    175           *      5           156,525      Running

 3           2          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               313                    170           *      5           152,175      Running

 4         15          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             313                    160                              165,000      Running

 5           8          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                       313                    155                              140,991      Running

 6           5          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             313                    150                              100,975      Running

 7         19          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    313                    146                              131,211      Running

 8         14          18            Kyle Busch                  Pedigree Toyota                                                313                    142                                96,300      Running

 9         24          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    313                    138                              123,808      Running

10        30            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         313                    134                                91,450      Running

11        31          16            Greg Biffle                   3M/Red Cross Ford                                           313                    135           *      5             86,350      Running

12        28          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     313                    127                                91,300      Running

13        11            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             313                    124                              105,816      Running

14        10            8            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         313                    121                              107,733      Running

15        34          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   313                    118                              117,291      Running

16        13          10            AJ Allmendinger          McDonald's Dodge                                            313                    115                                71,525      Running

17        26          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    313                    112                                99,133      Running

18        18          47            Marcos Ambrose        Little Debbie Snacks Toyota                              313                    109                                89,058      Running

19        41          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         312                    106                              112,536      Running

20        23          22            Dave Blaney                Bad Boy Mowers Toyota                                  312                    103                                88,883      Running

21        40          28            Travis Kvapil               All Sport Ford                                                    312                    100                                97,339      Running

22        29          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           312                      97                              115,436      Running

23        21          01    #      Regan Smith                DEI/Principal Financial Group Chevrolet            312                      94                                80,225      Running

24        25          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  311                      91                                83,683      Running

25          4          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       311                      88                                70,000      Running

26          9          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Peak Chevrolet                                   311                      85                                77,175      Running

27        32          96            Ken Schrader              DLP HDTV Toyota                                             311                      82                                76,550      Running

28        27            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam/Operation Homefront Dodge             311                      79                                85,558      Running

29        39          21            Bill Elliott                       Little Debbie Snacks Ford                                 311                      76                                84,120      Running

30        22          19            Elliott Sadler                 Siemens Dodge                                                 310                      73                                92,495      Running

31        12          41            Reed Sorenson           Target/AMP Energy Dodge                                309                      70                                92,739      Running

32        37          09            Sterling Marlin              Miccosukee Resorts Chevrolet                         309                      67                                65,350      Running

33        33          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    308                      64                              110,800      Running

34          6          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       302                      61                              107,175      Running

35        42          38            David Gilliland              Digital TV Transition Ford                                  298                      58                                75,472      Running

36        16            5            Casey Mears               Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevrolet                         278                      55                                82,825      Accident

37        43          70            Johnny Sauter             Haas Automation Chevrolet                              274                      52                                64,700      Accident

38        17          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         271                      49                                64,575      Accident

39        35          45            Kyle Petty                    Wells Fargo Dodge                                            270                      46                                64,450      Accident

40        38          84            Scott Speed                Red Bull Toyota                                                 269                      48           *      5             64,300      Accident

41          7          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              266                      40                              113,091      Engine

42        36          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                   29                      37                                72,030      Accident

43        20            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet          27                      34                                95,327 Overheating

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

Failed to qualify: (1) Joe Nemechek #78.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Johnson won the Checkered O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil, his 40th career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #16 Biffle (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 12 minutes, 01 seconds                         AVERAGE SPEED: 97.804 mph                           MARGIN OF VICTORY:  0.295 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (134.725 mph, 26.721 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD:  Larry Carter (crew chief for Jamie McMurray)

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

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jamie McMurray (130.067 mph, Lap 2)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Bob Osborne (crew chief for Carl Edwards)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: Jimmie Johnson ($30,000)++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Regan Smith

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Bobby Labonte (22 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (217 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 55 laps. 21-24 (Car #19 & 77-Accident, Turn 3); 32-36 (Car #83-Accident, Turn 3); 38-47 (Rain [Red Flag 23:37- lap 43]); 142-148 (Debris); 211-218 (Debris); 263-266 (Debris); 275-278 (Car #5, 19, 38, 43, 45, 66, 70, 77 & 84-Accident, Turn 3 [Red Flag 17:52 - lap 275]); 285-288 (Car #41-Accident, Turn 3); 293-296 (Debris); 307-311 (Car #7, 17 & 20-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 9 lead changes among 5 drivers. Johnson (Pole), McMurray 1-21, Speed 22, Ku. Busch 23-80, Johnson 81-100, Ku. Busch 101-102, Biffle 103-109, Johnson 110-211, McMurray 212-218, Johnson 219-313.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                 6,561          (7)

 2 –Carl Edwards                    6,420          (8)

 3 –Greg Biffle                         6,358          (2)

 4 –Jeff Burton                        6,292          (2)

 5 –Kevin Harvick                    6,233          (0)

 6 –Clint Bowyer                     6,226          (1)

 7 –Jeff Gordon                       6,151          (0)

 8 –Matt Kenseth                     6,091          (0)

 9 –Denny Hamlin                    6,090          (1)

10–Dale Earnhardt Jr.             6,087          (1)

11–Kyle Busch                        6,080          (8)

12–Tony Stewart                    6,059          (1)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #         Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          8

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          8

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          7

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)       14

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)       12

David Reutimann           (#44)         6

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          5

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Jamie McMurray            (#26)          3


MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Bob Osborne                 (#99)          5

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)          4

Jimmy Fennig                 (#  6)          3

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          8

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          8

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          7

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                     Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)        12

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          9

Tony Stewart               (#20)          4

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Jimmie Johnson                                 6

Jeff Gordon                                       4

Greg Biffle                                         2

Kyle Busch                                        2

Kasey Kahne                                    2

Patrick Carpentier                              1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1

Carl Edwards                                    1

Denny Hamlin                                    1

Travis Kvapil                                     1

Paul Menard                                      1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Ryan Newman                                  1

Brian Vickers                                    1


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Sam Hornish Jr.                             199

Regan Smith                                  196

Patrick Carpentier                          182

Michael McDowell                         169

Dario Franchitti                                97

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          9

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          8

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          4

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#48)       381

Roush Yates                 (#99)       353

Mark Cronquist              (#18)       328

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                   213         11

Ford                           206         10

Toyota                       204         10

Dodge                        147           4

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                     Car #        Pts.

Steve Addington           (#18)           9

Kenny Francis              (#  9)           4

Tony Gibson                 (#  8)           4


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 35
Unofficial Race Results for the Checker O'reilly Auto Parts 500 - Sunday, November 9, 2008
Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, AZ - 1 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 313 Laps - 313 Miles - Purse: $5,096,896

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 313 195 10 $261,711 Running 3 217
2 3 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 313 175 5 $156,525 Running 2 60
3 2 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 313 170 5 $158,075 Running 2 28
4 15 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 313 160 $165,000 Running
5 8 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 313 155 $140,991 Running
6 5 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevy 313 150 $100,975 Running
7 19 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 313 146 $131,211 Running
8 14 18 Kyle Busch Pedigree Toyota 313 142 $96,300 Running
9 24 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 313 138 $123,808 Running
10 30 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 313 134 $91,450 Running
11 31 16 Greg Biffle 3M/Red Cross Ford 313 135 5 $86,350 Running 1 7
12 28 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 313 127 $91,300 Running
13 11 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 313 124 $105,816 Running
14 10 8 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 313 121 $107,733 Running
15 34 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 313 118 $117,291 Running
16 13 10 AJ Allmendinger McDonald's Dodge 313 115 $71,525 Running
17 26 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 313 112 $99,133 Running
18 18 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie Snacks Toyota 313 109 $89,058 Running
19 41 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 312 106 $112,536 Running
20 23 22 Dave Blaney Bad Boy Mowers Toyota 312 103 $88,883 Running
21 40 28 Travis Kvapil All Sport Ford 312 100 $97,339 Running
22 29 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 312 97 $115,436 Running
23 21 01 Regan Smith # DEI/The Principal Financial Group Chevy 312 94 $80,225 Running
24 25 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 311 91 $83,683 Running
25 4 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 311 88 $70,000 Running
26 9 15 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevy 311 85 $77,175 Running
27 32 96 Ken Schrader DLP HDTV Toyota 311 82 $76,550 Running
28 27 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam/Operation Homefront Dodge 311 79 $85,558 Running
29 39 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Snacks Ford 311 76 $84,120 Running
30 22 19 Elliott Sadler Siemens Dodge 310 73 $92,495 Running
31 12 41 Reed Sorenson Target/AMP Energy Dodge 309 70 $92,739 Running
32 37 09 Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts Chevy 309 67 $65,350 Running
33 33 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 308 64 $110,800 Running
34 6 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 302 61 $107,175 Running
35 42 38 David Gilliland Digital TV Transition Ford 298 58 $75,472 Running
36 16 5 Casey Mears Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevy 278 55 $82,825 Accident
37 43 70 Johnny Sauter Haas Automation Chevy 274 52 $64,700 Accident
38 17 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 271 49 $64,575 Accident
39 35 45 Kyle Petty Wells Fargo Dodge 270 46 $64,450 Accident
40 38 84 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 269 48 5 $64,300 Accident 1 1
41 7 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 266 40 $113,091 Engine
42 36 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 29 37 $72,030 Accident
43 20 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 27 34 $95,327 Overheating  


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000 - Jimmie Johnson won the Checkered O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 presented by Pennzoil, his 40th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #16 Biffle (transmission change).

Failed to Qualify: (1) 78 Joe Nemechek.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 12 Mins, 01 Secs.
Average Speed: 97.804 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.295 Seconds

Caution Flags: 10 for 55 laps: Laps: 21-24 (#19,77 accident turn 3); 32-36 (#83 accident turn 3); 38-47 (Rain [Red Flag 23:37- lap 43]); 142-148 (Debris); 211-218 (Debris); 263-266 (Debris); 275-278 (#5,19,38,43,45,66,70,77,84 accident turn 3 [Red Flag 17:52 - lap 275]); 285-288 (#41 accident turn 3); 293-296 (Debris); 307-311 (#7,17,20 accidnet turn 2).

Lead Changes: 9 among 5 drivers: J. Johnson (Pole); J. McMurray 1-21; S. Speed 22; Kurt Busch 23-80; J. Johnson 81-100; Kurt Busch 101-102; G. Biffle 103-109; J. Johnson 110-211; J. McMurray 212-218; J. Johnson 219-313.

DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Jamie McMurray, #26
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Jamie McMurray, #26
EA Sports Move of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jamie Mcmurray, #26 (130.067 mph, Lap 2)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99 (.058 seconds)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Regan Smith, #01
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jimmie Johnson, #48
USG Improving the Finish : Bobby Labonte, #43 (22 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (217 Laps)
Coors Light Pole Award: Jimmie Johnson (134.725 mph)

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