Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kobalt Tools 500
March 9, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 4

KOBALT TOOLS 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.March 9, 2008

1.54-Mile Oval

500.5 M – 325 LPurse: $5,060,012

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           6          18            Kyle Busch                  Snickers Toyota                                                325                    195         **    10         $189,675      Running

 2         32          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           325                    170                              162,886      Running

 3           2          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             325                    170           *      5           121,000      Running

 4         13          16            Greg Biffle                   Jackson Hewitt Ford                                         325                    165           *      5           107,375      Running

 5           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              325                    160           *      5           138,186      Running

 6           7          07            Clint Bowyer               DirecTV Chevrolet                                             325                    155           *      5             94,850      Running

 7           8          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    325                    146                              124,086      Running

 8         38          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   325                    142                              124,341      Running

 9         35          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 325                    143           *      5             79,300      Running

10        15          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    325                    134                              123,958      Running

11        29            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                325                    130                                79,325      Running

12          5          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         325                    132           *      5           114,536      Running

13        11          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet                         325                    124                              127,786      Running

14        12          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       324                    121                              115,075      Running

15        22          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                       324                    118                              112,791      Running

16        19          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Wrigley's Big Red Dodge                                   324                    115                              104,158      Running

17        39            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        324                    112                                89,850      Running

18        28          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         324                    109                                93,908      Running

19        20          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Energizer Chevrolet                           324                    106                                83,425      Running

20        30          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        323                    103                                92,908      Running

21          3            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        323                    100                              106,233      Running

22        10            8            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         323                      97                              108,558      Running

23        14            6            David Ragan                AAA Ford                                                          323                      94                                83,950      Running

24        26            7            Robby Gordon             Valvoline/Jim Beam Dodge                                323                      91                                95,958      Running

25        33          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Penske Truck Rental Dodge                              323                      88                              117,550      Running

26        43          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       322                      85                                73,825      Running

27        34          84            Mike Skinner                Red Bull Toyota                                                 322                      82                                69,800      Running

28          9            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             322                      84           *      5           102,841      Running

29        42          28            Travis Kvapil               Zaxby's Ford                                                     322                      76                                99,789      Running

30        27          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  321                      73                                81,508      Running

31        25          41            Reed Sorenson           Target/Polaroid Dodge                                       321                      70                                99,489      Running

32        31          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 321                      67                                81,722      Running

33        23          40    #      Dario Franchitti            Fastenal Dodge                                                 321                      64                                80,550      Running

34        16          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              321                      61                                69,025      Running

35        21          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        Cintas Dodge                                                     320                      58                                68,990      Running

36        17          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       320                      55                                68,955      Running

37        37          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             320                      52                                76,920      Running

38        41          01    #      Regan Smith                Dale Earnhardt Inc./Principal Chevrolet             320                      49                                76,885      Running

39        36          70            Jeremy Mayfield          Haas Automation Chevrolet                              318                      46                                68,850      Running

40        24          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               317                      43                                76,810      Running

41        40          45            Kyle Petty                    Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge            313                      40                                68,765      Running

42          4          99            Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                         274                      42           *      5           116,395      Engine

43        18          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                257                      34                                94,518      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (5) #49 Ken Schrader, #21 Bill Elliott, #27 Johnny Benson, #08 Burney Lamar, #34 John Andretti.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000, Busch won the Kobalt Tools 500, his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following driver dropped to the rear: #17 Kenseth (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 33 minutes, 1 second                                AVERAGE SPEED: 140.975 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  2.066 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (185.251 mph, 29.927 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD:  Steve Addington (crew chief for Kyle Busch)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kyle Busch

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Kyle Busch

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (186.009 mph, Lap 2)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kyle Busch

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Tony Eury Jr.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS:  Kyle Busch ($10,000)++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Sam Hornish Jr.

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kyle Busch

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Tony Stewart (30 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Kyle Busch (173 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 35 laps. 39-42 (Debris); 86-89 (Debris); 115-118 (Car #9-Spin, Frontstretch.); 200-204 (Debris); 222-225 (Car #19-Spin, Turn 4); 233-235 (Car #19-Accident, Turn 2.); 263-267 (Car #19-Accident, Backstretch); 283-288 (Oil, Turn 4).

LAP LEADERS: 26 lead changes among 9 drivers. J. Gordon (Pole); Earnhardt Jr 1-39; Kahne 40; Earnhardt 41-59; Ky. Busch 60-85; Earnhardt 86; Ky. Busch 87-114; Earnhardt 115; Biffle 116; Ky. Busch 117-151; Bowyer 152-167; Edwards 168; J. Gordon 169; Bowyer 170-204; Ky. Busch 205-221; Bowyer 222; Vickers 223; Ky. Busch 224-239; Edwards 240-262; Earnhardt 263; Labonte 264; Edwards 265-267; Ky. Busch 268; Edwards 269-274; Ky. Busch 275-284; Earnhardt 285; Ky. Busch 286-325.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                        665      (1)

 2 –Greg Biffle                         592      (0)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                    574      (0)

 4 –Ryan Newman                  571      (1)

 5 –Jeff Burton                        555      (0)

 6 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             531      (0)

 7 –Kasey Kahne                    528      (0)

 8 –Tony Stewart                    525      (0)

 9 –Brian Vickers                    491      (0)

10–Kurt Busch                        478      (0)

11–Martin Truex Jr.                 471      (0)

12–Matt Kenseth                     470      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)       2

Tony Stewart                (#20)       1

Kyle Busch                    (#18)       1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)       2

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)       1

Stuart Bolin                    (#17)       1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       3

Jimmie Johnson               (#48)       1

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Ford                             25              2

Toyota                         22              1

Chevrolet                     22              0

Dodge                          19              1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                    (#20)      2

Steve Addington                (#18)     2

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          2

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          1

Ryan Newman              (#12)          1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Dario Franchitti                                41

Sam Hornish Jr.                               39

Regan Smith                                    38

Patrick Carpentier                            20

Jacques Villeneuve                           1


GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)          1

Carl Edwards                (#99)          1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

JGR                               (#18)         59

Roush/Yates                 (#99)         38

Hendrick                        (#88)         37

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)          1

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          1

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          1

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Kyle Busch                                        1

Jeff Gordon                                       1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 4
Unofficial Race Results for the Kobalt Tools "500" - Sunday, March 9, 2008
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, GA - 1.54 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 325 Laps - 500.5 Miles - Purse: $5,060,012


Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 6 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 325 195 10 $175,575 Running 8 173
2 32 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 325 170 $162,886 Running
3 2 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr AMP Energy/National Guard 325 170 5 $125,050 Running 6 62
4 13 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 325 165 5 $106,875 Running 1 1
5 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 325 160 5 $136,686 Running 1 1
6 7 07 Clint Bowyer DirecTV Chevy 325 155 5 $94,850 Running 3 52
7 8 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 325 146 $124,086 Running
8 38 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 325 142 $124,341 Running
9 35 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 325 143 5 $79,200 Running 1 1
10 15 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 325 134 $123,958 Running
11 29 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 325 130 $79,325 Running
12 5 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 325 132 5 $114,436 Running 1 1
13 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 325 124 $127,786 Running
14 12 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 324 121 $115,075 Running
15 22 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 324 118 $112,691 Running
16 19 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Big Red Dodge 324 115 $104,058 Running
17 39 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 324 112 $89,850 Running
18 28 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 324 109 $93,808 Running
19 20 15 Paul Menard Menards/Energizer Chevy 324 106 $83,225 Running
20 30 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 323 103 $92,808 Running
21 3 1 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 323 100 $105,633 Running
22 10 8 Mark Martin US Army Chevy 323 97 $108,458 Running
23 14 6 David Ragan AAA Ford 323 94 $83,850 Running
24 26 7 Robby Gordon Valvoline/Jim Beam Dodge 323 91 $95,858 Running
25 33 77 Sam Hornish Jr # Penske Truck Rental Dodge 323 88 $117,550 Running
26 43 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 322 85 $73,725 Running
27 34 84 Mike Skinner Red Bull Toyota 322 82 $69,800 Running
28 9 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 322 84 5 $107,041 Running 1 1
29 42 28 Travis Kvapil Zaxby's Ford 322 76 $99,689 Running
30 27 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 321 73 $81,508 Running
31 25 41 Reed Sorenson Target/Polaroid Dodge 321 70 $99,489 Running
32 31 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 321 67 $81,222 Running
33 23 40 Dario Franchitti # Fastenal Dodge 321 64 $78,050 Running
34 16 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 321 61 $69,025 Running
35 21 10 Patrick Carpentier # Cintas Dodge 320 58 $68,990 Running
36 17 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 320 55 $68,955 Running
37 37 96 JJ Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 320 52 $76,920 Running
38 41 01 Regan Smith # Dale Earnhardt Inc./Principal 320 49 $76,885 Running
39 36 70 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 318 46 $68,850 Running
40 24 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 317 43 $76,810 Running
41 40 45 Kyle Petty Paralyzed Veterans of America Dodge 313 40 $68,765 Running
42 4 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 274 42 5 $116,145 Engine 4 33
43 18 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 257 34 $94,518 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 100,000 - Kyle Busch won the Kobalt Tools 500, his fifth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Prior to the green flag the following driver(s) dropped to the rear: #17 Kenseth (transmission change).

Failed to Qualify: (5) 49 Ken Schrader, 21 Bill Elliott, 27 Johnny Benson, 08 Burney Lamar, 34 John Andretti.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 33 Mins, 01 Secs.
Average Speed: 140.975 MPH
Margin of Victory: 2.066 Seconds

Caution Flags: 8 for 35 laps: Laps: 39-42 (debris); 86-89 (debris); 115-118 (#9 spun frontstretch.); 200-204 (debris); 222-225 (#19 spun turn 4); 233-235 (#19 accident turn 2.); 263-267 (#19 accident backstretch); 283-288 (oil turn 4).

Lead Changes: 26 among 9 drivers: J. Gordon (Pole); D. Earnhardt Jr 1-39; K. Kahne 40; D. Earnhardt Jr 41-59; Ky. Busch 60-85; D. Earnhardt Jr 86; Ky. Busch 87-114; D. Earnhardt Jr 115; G. Biffle 116; Ky. Busch 117-151; C. Bowyer 152-167; C. Edwards 168; J. Gordon 169; C. Bowyer 170-204; Ky. Busch 205-221; C. Bowyer 222; B. Vickers 223; Ky. Busch 224-239; C. Edwards 240-262; D. Earnhardt Jr 263; B. Labonte 264; C. Edwards 265-267; Ky. Busch 268; C. Edwards 269-274; Ky. Busch 275-284; D. Earnhardt Jr 285; Ky. Busch 286-325.

Coors Light Pole Award : Jeff Gordon, #24 (185.251 mph)
DIRECTV : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Kyle Busch, #18
EA Sports : Kasey Kahne, #9
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (186.009 mph, Lap 2)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Kyle Busch, #18
Mobil 1 : Kurt Busch, #2
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Sam Hornish, #77 [25th]
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kyle Busch, #18
USG Improving the Finish : Tony Stewart, #20 (30 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Kyle Busch, #18 (173 Laps)

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