Bristol Motor Speedway
Food City 500
March 16, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 5

FOOD CITY 500

BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Bristol, Tenn.March 16, 2008

.533-Mile Oval

500 L – 266.5 MPurse: $5,661,265

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           8          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    506                    190           *      5         $209,558      Running

 2         10          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    506                    175           *      5           167,011      Running

 3           3          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     506                    170           *      5           139,125      Running

 4         14          16            Greg Biffle                   Jackson Hewitt Ford                                         506                    160                              123,525      Running

 5         15          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr        National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet             506                    155                              106,475      Running

 6         12          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Express Toyota                                      506                    155           *      5           128,591      Running

 7         20            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             506                    146                              122,916      Running

 8         16            8            Aric Almirola                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         506                    142                              126,483      Running

 9         32          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 506                    138                              116,083      Running

10          4          17            Matt Kenseth               Dish Network Ford                                            506                    134                              139,016      Running

11          2          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              506                    130                              135,636      Running

12        36            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                506                    127                                91,825      Running

13        11            1            Martin Truex Jr            Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        506                    124                              122,133      Running

14          6          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           506                    131         **    10           139,911      Running

15        21          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    505                    118                              118,633      Running

16          9          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             504                    115                              133,125      Running

17        22          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    504                    117           *      5           103,200      Running

18          1          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              504                    114           *      5           139,186      Running

19        27          19            Elliott Sadler                 Stanley Dodge                                                   504                    106                              115,070      Running

20        39          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        504                    103                              106,408      Running

21        24            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         504                    100                                97,000      Running

22        31          66            Scott Riggs                  Haas Automation Chevrolet                              503                      97                              102,058      Running

23        40          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Toyota                                                    503                      99           *      5             96,833      Running

24        28            7            Robby Gordon             RVs.com Dodge                                                503                      91                              104,997      Running

25        25          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             503                      88                                95,675      Running

26        17          01    #      Regan Smith                Principal Financial Chevrolet                             503                      85                                96,450      Running

27        30          28            Travis Kvapil               Yates Racing Ford                                            503                      82                              113,914      Running

28        35          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       501                      79                                86,450      Running

29          7          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    501                      76                              128,925      Running

30        33          70            Jeremy Mayfield          Haas Automation Chevrolet                              500                      73                                86,500      Running

31        23          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    500                      70                              111,914      Running

32        29          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Peak Chevrolet                                   499                      67                                90,125      Running

33        13          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       499                      64                              124,150      Running

34        34          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              498                      61                                82,975      Running

35        42          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       498                      58                                81,975      Running

36        26          40    #      Dario Franchitti            The Hartford Dodge                                          497                      55                                89,925      Running

37        37          44            Dale Jarrett                  UPS Toyota                                                       496                      52                                81,875      Running

38        19          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         489                      49                              118,761      Running

39        38          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 486                      46                                81,775      Accident

40        43          84            Mike Skinner                Red Bull Toyota                                                 441                      43                                81,700      Running

41        41          49            Ken Schrader              Qtrax.com Dodge                                              420                      40                                81,625      Running

42          5            5            Casey Mears               CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet                        417                      37                                99,540      Running

43        18          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             373                      34                                89,000      Running

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

Failed to qualify: (3) #21 Jeff Green; #34 John Andretti; #10 Patrick Carpentier.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000, Burton won the Food City 500, his 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: #12 Newman and #70 Mayfield (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 0 minutes, 15 seconds                                AVERAGE SPEED: 89.775 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .588 second

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

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD:  Gil Martin (crew chief for Clint Bowyer)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jeff Burton

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jeff Burton

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Clint Bowyer (121.674 mph, Lap 70)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jeff Burton

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Greg Erwin

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Regan Smith

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Jeff Burton

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  David Gilliland (23 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Tony Stewart (267 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 10 cautions for 68 laps. 52-57 (Competition); 61-68 (Car #7-Spin, Turn 4); 95-100 (Debris); 121-125 (Car #22-Spin, Turn 2); 191-197 (Car #12, 15, 26, 40, 43 & 49-Accident, Turn 2); 280-287 (Car #15 & 40-Accident, Turn 1; Car #5 & 11-Accident, Frontstretch); 292-304 (Car #18-Accident, Backstretch); 377-381 (Car #48-Spin, Turn 2); 491-495 (Debris); 500-504 (Car #20 & 29-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 17 lead changes among 8 drivers. Johnson 1-13, Bowyer 14-52, Johnson 53, Bowyer 54-95, Stewart 96, Waltrip 97-101, Stewart 102-189, Hamlin 190-193, Stewart 194-197, Hamlin 198-283, Ky. Busch 284-290, Stewart 291-345, Harvick 346-350, Stewart 351-387, Harvick 388-414, Stewart 415-496, Hamlin 497-504, Burton 505-506.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kyle Busch                        782      (1)

 2 –Greg Biffle                         752      (0)

 3 –Kevin Harvick                    749      (0)

 4 –Jeff Burton                        745      (1)

 5 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             686      (0)

 6 –Kasey Kahne                    674      (0)

 7 –Tony Stewart                    656      (0)

 8 –Ryan Newman                  635      (1)

 9 –Clint Bowyer                     606      (0)

10–Kurt Busch                        605      (0)

11–Matt Kenseth                     604      (0)

12–Martin Truex Jr.                 595      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)       2

Tony Stewart                (#20)       1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)       1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       3

Jimmie Johnson               (#48)       1

Tony Stewart                  (#20)       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         3

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         2

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Ford                             31              2

Chevrolet                     31              1

Toyota                         26              1

Dodge                          22              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                    (#20)      2

Steve Addington                (#18)     2

Gill Martin                           (#07)     1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)       2

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)       1

Stuart Bolin                    (#17)       1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          2

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Dario Franchitti                                50

Sam Hornish Jr.                               49

Regan Smith                                    49

Patrick Carpentier                            21

Jacques Villeneuve                           1


GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)          1

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

JGR                               (#18)         59

Hendrick                        (#88)         48

RCR                               (#29)         46

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)          1

Kasey Kahne                (#  9)          1

David Gilliland                (#38)          1

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Kyle Busch                                        1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 5
Unofficial Race Results for the Food City "500" - Sunday, March 16, 2008
Bristol Motor Speedway - Bristol, TN - .53 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 506 Laps - 269.7 Miles - Purse: $5,661,265

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 8 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 506 190 5 $209,558 Running 1 2
2 10 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 506 175 5 $167,011 Running 2 32
3 3 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 506 170 5 $139,125 Running 2 81
4 14 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 506 160 $123,525 Running
5 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr National Guard/AMP Energy 506 155 $106,475 Running
6 12 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 506 155 5 $128,591 Running 3 98
7 20 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 506 146 $122,916 Running
8 16 8 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 506 142 $126,483 Running
9 32 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 506 138 $116,083 Running
10 4 17 Matt Kenseth Dish Network Ford 506 134 $139,016 Running
11 2 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 506 130 $135,636 Running
12 36 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 506 127 $91,825 Running
13 11 1 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 506 124 $122,133 Running
14 6 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 506 131 10 $139,911 Running 6 267
15 21 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 505 118 $118,633 Running
16 9 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 504 115 $133,125 Running
17 22 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 504 117 5 $97,000 Running 1 7
18 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 504 114 5 $139,186 Running 2 14
19 27 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Dodge 504 106 $114,970 Running
20 39 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 504 103 $106,308 Running
21 24 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 504 100 $96,900 Running
22 31 66 Scott Riggs Haas Automation Chevy 503 97 $101,958 Running
23 40 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 503 99 5 $96,833 Running 1 5
24 28 7 Robby Gordon RV's.com Dodge 503 91 $104,897 Running
25 25 96 JJ Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 503 88 $95,575 Running
26 17 01 Regan Smith # Principal Financial Chevy 503 85 $96,350 Running
27 30 28 Travis Kvapil Yates Racing Ford 503 82 $113,814 Running
28 35 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 501 79 $86,450 Running
29 7 77 Sam Hornish Jr # Mobil 1 Dodge 501 76 $128,925 Running
30 33 70 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 500 73 $86,000 Running
31 23 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 500 70 $109,414 Running
32 29 15 Paul Menard Menards/Peak Chevy 499 67 $90,125 Running
33 13 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 499 64 $124,150 Running
34 34 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 498 61 $82,975 Running
35 42 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 498 58 $81,975 Running
36 26 40 Dario Franchitti # The Hartford Dodge 497 55 $89,925 Running
37 37 44 Dale Jarrett UPS Toyota 496 52 $81,875 Running
38 19 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 489 49 $118,761 Running
39 38 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 486 46 $81,775 Accident
40 43 84 Mike Skinner Red Bull Toyota 441 43 $81,700 Running
41 41 49 Ken Schrader Qtrax.com Dodge 420 40 $81,625 Running
42 5 5 Casey Mears CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevy 417 37 $99,540 Running
43 18 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 373 34 $89,000 Running    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 160,000 - Jeff Burton won the Food City 500 - his 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Prior to the green flag, the following driver(s) dropped to the rear of the field for the reason(s) indicated: #12 Newman and #70 Mayfield (engine change)

Failed to Qualify: (3) * Jeff Green, #21; * John Andretti, #34; * Patrick Carpentier #, #10.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 00 Mins, 15 Secs.
Average Speed: 89.775 MPH
Margin of Victory: .588 Seconds

Caution Flags: 10 for 68 laps: Laps: 52-57 (Competition); 61-68 (#7 spun turn 4); 95-100 (Debris); 121-125 (#22 spun turn 2); 191-197 (#12,15,26,40,43,49 accident turn 2); 280-287 (#15, 40 accident turn 1;#5,11 accident frontstretch); 292-304 (#18 accident backstretch); 377-381 (#48 spun turn 2); 491-495 (Debris); 500-504 (#20,29 accident turn 2).

Lead Changes: 17 among 8 drivers: J. Johnson 1-13; C. Bowyer 14-52; J. Johnson 53; C. Bowyer 54-95; T. Stewart 96; M. Waltrip 97-101; T. Stewart 102-189; D. Hamlin 190-193; T. Stewart 194-197; D. Hamlin 198-283; Ky. Busch 284-290; T. Stewart 291-345; K. Harvick 346-350; T. Stewart 351-387; K. Harvick 388-414; T. Stewart 415-496; D. Hamlin 497-504; J. Burton 505-506.

Awards:
DIRECTV : Clint Bowyer, #07
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Jeff Burton, #31
EA Sports : Jeff Burton, #31
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Clint Bowyer, #07 (121.674 mph, Lap 70)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Jeff Burton, #31
Mobil 1 : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Problem Solver : Greg Biffle, #16 +0.054
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Regan Smith, #01
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jeff Burton, #31
USG Improving the Finish : David Gilliland, #38 (23 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Tony Stewart, #20 (267 Laps)

NASCAR PR used with permission


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