Martinsville Speedway
Goody's Cool Orange 500
March 30, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 6

GOODY’S COOL ORANGE 500

MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY

 

Martinsville, Va.March 30, 2008

.526-Mile Oval

500 L – 263 MPurse: $5,027,520

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           2          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                        500                    190           *      5         $201,391      Running

 2           1          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              500                    175           *      5           165,336      Running

 3         24          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    500                    170           *      5           149,308      Running

 4         10          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              500                    165           *      5           142,861      Running

 5           9          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           500                    155                              131,236      Running

 6         22          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             500                    160         **    10           102,850      Running

 7         39            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        500                    146                                99,475      Running

 8           5          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               500                    142                                91,150      Running

 9         27          99            Carl Edwards              Claritin Ford                                                       500                    138                              123,775      Running

10        12          07            Clint Bowyer               BB&T Chevrolet                                                 500                    134                                97,200      Running

11          4            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         500                    130                                87,200      Running

12        11          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    500                    127                              119,961      Running

13        29          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Wrigley's Big Red Dodge                                   500                    124                              105,983      Running

14        33          01    #      Regan Smith                Dale Earnhardt Inc./Principal Chevrolet             500                    121                                86,325      Running

15        25          19            Elliott Sadler                 McDonald's Dodge                                            500                    118                              104,045      Running

16        35          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevrolet                500                    115                                84,200      Running

17          6            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             500                    112                              105,766      Running

18        14          28            Travis Kvapil               Yates Racing Ford                                            499                    109                              102,764      Running

19        13          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       499                    106                              118,575      Running

20        19          16            Greg Biffle                   Jackson Hewitt Ford                                         499                    103                                85,175      Running

21        42            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        499                    100                              105,258      Running

22        43          40    #      Dario Franchitti            Kennametal Dodge                                            499                      97                                81,925      Running

23        40          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 497                      94                                73,625      Out Of Fuel

24        21          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 497                      91                                92,433      Running

25        32          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge                         497                      93           *      5           110,436      Running

26        34          00    #      Michael McDowell       Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        497                      85                                88,808      Running

27        23          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             497                      82                                80,425      Running

28        26          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    497                      79                              114,800      Running

29        37          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        Charter Dodge                                                   497                      76                                71,550      Running

30        28          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   496                      73                              117,066      Running

31        30          84            Mike Skinner                Red Bull Toyota                                                 496                      70                                68,775      Running

32        31          70            Jeremy Mayfield          Haas Automation Chevrolet                              495                      67                                68,625      Running

33        20            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                493                      64                                68,400      Running

34        17          21            Bill Elliott                       Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford                        492                      61                                87,570      Running

35        16          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  483                      58                                82,383      Running

36        38          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    471                      55                                95,389      Running

37          7          49            Ken Schrader              Microsoft Small Business Toyota                      467                      52                                79,758      Running

38          8          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    443                      49                                86,050      Running

39        15          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       441                      51           *      5             68,000      Rearend

40        41            7            Robby Gordon             Charter Dodge                                                   440                      43                                85,472      Running

41        36          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         420                      40                                67,875      Running

42          3            8            Aric Almirola                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         379                      37                              102,973      Engine

43        18          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              374                      39           *      5             67,246      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (4) #45 Kyle Petty, #34 John Andretti, #08 Tony Raines, #78 Joe Nemechek.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 63,000, Hamlin won the Goody’s Cool Orange 500, his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #16 Biffle (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 35 minutes, 41 seconds                                AVERAGE SPEED: 73.163 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .398 second

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (96.288 mph, 19.666 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD:  Mike Ford (crew chief for Denny Hamlin)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (94.775 mph, Lap 66)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jeff Gordon

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD:  Scott Miller

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

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Regan Smith

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Denny Hamlin

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD:  Casey Mears (32 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (146 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 18 cautions for 89 laps. 22-24 (Car #18-Spin, Turn 4); 45-48 (Car #7 & 84-Spin, Turn 4); 59-64 (Car #8, 43 & 66-Accident, Frontstretch); 70-73 (Car #41-Spin, Turn 1); 107-110 (Car #77, 84 & 96-Accident, Turn 1); 120-123 (Car #15 & 44-Accident, Frontstretch); 182-187 (Debris); 199-204 (Car #21-Spin, Backstretch); 215-218 (Car #2 & 49-Accident, Frontstretch); 262-265 (Car #77-Spin, Turn 2); 273-277 (Car #10-Spin, Turn 2); 289-292 (Car #10 & 17-Accident, Turn 4); 297-301 (Car #12, 48, 2 & 41-Accident, Turn 2); 310-316 (Car #7 & 55-Accident, Turn 1); 329-332 (Car #17-Accident, Turn 3); 363-367 (Car #38-Accident, Turn 2); 388-393 (Car #41-Stalled, pit road entrance); 404-411 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 20 lead changes among 8 drivers. J. Gordon (Pole); Hamlin 1; J. Gordon 2-45; Labonte 46-48; Earnhardt Jr. 49-102; Johnson 103-106; Earnhardt 107; Johnson 108-160; Earnhardt 161-182; Johnson 183-207; Hamlin 208-214; Johnson 215-261; Earnhardt 262; Johnson 263-268; J. Gordon 269-295; Earnhardt 296-363; Blaney 364-367; Reutimann 368-370; J. Gordon 371-389; Burton 390-426; Hamlin 427-500.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Burton                        915      (1)

 2 –Kevin Harvick                    876      (0)

 3 –Greg Biffle                         855      (0)

 4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             846      (0)

 5 –Kyle Busch                        831      (1)

 6 –Tony Stewart                    811      (0)

 7 –Kasey Kahne                    786      (0)

 8 –Denny Hamlin                    758      (1)

 9 –Jeff Gordon                       749      (0)

10–Jimmie Johnson                 746      (0)

11–Ryan Newman                  741      (1)

12–Clint Bowyer                     740      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)       2

Tony Stewart                (#20)       1

Denny Hamlin                (#11)       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         4

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         2

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Kyle Busch                                        1


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                     37              1

Ford                             35              2

Toyota                         35              2

Dodge                          25              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Zipadelli                    (#20)      2

Steve Addington                (#18)     2

Mike Ford                           (#11)     1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)       2

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)       1

Chip Bolin                      (#17)       1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          2

Denny Hamlin                (#11)          1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       3

Jimmie Johnson               (#48)       1

Tony Stewart                  (#20)       1


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Dario Franchitti                                60

Regan Smith                                    60

Sam Hornish Jr.                               57

Patrick Carpentier                            28

Michael McDowell                             9

Jacques Villeneuve                           1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          2

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)          1

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Hendrick                        (#88)         63

JGR                               (#18)         59

RCR                               (#31)         55

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)          1

Casey Mears                 (#  5)          1

David Gilliland                (#38)          1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 6
Unofficial Race Results for the Goody's Cool Orange "500" - Sunday, March 30, 2008
Martinsville Speedway - Martinsville, VA - .53 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 500 Laps - 263 Miles - Purse: $5,027,520

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 2 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 500 190 5 $207,391 Running 3 82
2 1 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 500 175 5 $159,336 Running 3 90
3 24 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 500 170 5 $149,308 Running 1 37
4 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 500 165 5 $142,861 Running 5 135
5 9 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 500 155 $131,236 Running
6 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr AMP Energy/National Guard 500 160 10 $102,850 Running 5 146
7 39 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 500 146 $99,475 Running
8 5 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 500 142 $91,150 Running
9 27 99 Carl Edwards Claritin Ford 500 138 $123,775 Running
10 12 07 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 500 134 $97,200 Running
11 4 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 500 130 $87,200 Running
12 11 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 500 127 $119,961 Running
13 29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Big Red Dodge 500 124 $105,983 Running
14 33 01 Regan Smith # Dale Earnhardt Inc./Principal 500 121 $86,325 Running
15 25 19 Elliott Sadler McDonald's Dodge 500 118 $104,045 Running
16 35 15 Paul Menard Menards/Pittsburgh Paints Chevy 500 115 $84,200 Running
17 6 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 500 112 $105,766 Running
18 14 28 Travis Kvapil Yates Racing Ford 499 109 $102,764 Running
19 13 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 499 106 $118,575 Running
20 19 16 Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt Ford 499 103 $85,175 Running
21 42 1 Martin Truex Jr Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 499 100 $105,258 Running
22 43 40 Dario Franchitti # Kennametal Dodge 499 97 $81,925 Running
23 40 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 497 94 $73,625 Out Of Fuel
24 21 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 497 91 $92,433 Running
25 32 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios/Betty Crocker Dodge 497 93 5 $110,436 Running 1 3
26 34 00 Michael McDowell # Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 497 85 $88,808 Running
27 23 96 JJ Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 497 82 $80,425 Running
28 26 77 Sam Hornish Jr # Mobil 1 Dodge 497 79 $114,800 Running
29 37 10 Patrick Carpentier # Charter Dodge 497 76 $71,550 Running
30 28 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 496 73 $117,066 Running
31 30 84 Mike Skinner Red Bull Toyota 496 70 $68,775 Running
32 31 70 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 495 67 $68,625 Running
33 20 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 493 64 $68,400 Running
34 17 21 Bill Elliott Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 492 61 $87,570 Running
35 16 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 483 58 $82,383 Running
36 38 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 471 55 $95,389 Running
37 7 49 Ken Schrader Microsoft Small Business Toyota 467 52 $79,758 Running
38 8 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 443 49 $86,050 Running
39 15 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 441 51 5 $68,000 Rearend 1 3
40 41 7 Robby Gordon Charter Dodge 440 43 $85,472 Running
41 36 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 420 40 $67,875 Running
42 3 8 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 379 37 $102,973 Engine
43 18 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 374 39 5 $67,246 Engine 1 4


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 63,000 - Denny Hamlin won the Goody's Cool Orange 500 - his fourth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #16 Biffle (engine change).

Failed to Qualify: (4) 45 Kyle Petty, 34 John Andretti, 08 Tony Raines, 78 Joe Nemechek.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 35 Mins, 41 Secs.
Average Speed: 73.163 MPH
Margin of Victory: .398 Seconds

Caution Flags: 18 for 89 laps: Laps: 22-24 (#18 spun turn 4); 45-48 (#7,84 spun turn 4); 59-64 (#8,43,66 accident frontstretch); 70-73 (#41 spun turn 1); 107-110 (#77,84,96 accident turn 1); 120-123 (#15,44 accident frontstretch); 182-187 (Debris); 199-204 (#21 spun backstretch); 215-218 (#2,49 accident frontstretch); 262-265 (#77 spun turn 2); 273-277 (#10 spun turn 2); 289-292 (#10,17 accident turn 4); 297-301 (#12,48,2,41 accident turn 2); 310-316 (#7,55 accident turn 1); 329-332 (#17 accident turn 3); 363-367 (#38 accident turn 2); 388-393 (#41 stalled entrance to pit road); 404-411 (Oil on track).

Lead Changes: 20 among 8 drivers: J. Gordon (Pole); D. Hamlin 1; J. Gordon 2-45; B. Labonte 46-48; D. Earnhardt Jr 49-102; J. Johnson 103-106; D. Earnhardt Jr 107; J. Johnson 108-160; D. Earnhardt Jr 161-182; J. Johnson 183-207; D. Hamlin 208-214; J. Johnson 215-261; D. Earnhardt Jr 262; J. Johnson 263-268; J. Gordon 269-295; D. Earnhardt Jr 296-363; D. Blaney 364-367; D. Reutimann 368-370; J. Gordon 371-389; J. Burton 390-426; D. Hamlin 427-500.

Coors Light Pole Award : Jeff Gordon, #24 (96.288 mph)
DIRECTV : Denny Hamlin, #11
DOW Automotive Strategic Call : Denny Hamlin, #11
EA Sports : Denny Hamlin, #11
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (94.775 mph, Lap 66)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Denny Hamlin, #11
Mobil 1 : Ryan Newman, #12
Moog Problem Solver Award : Jeff Burton, #31 (0.046)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Regan Smith, #01
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Denny Hamlin, #11
USG Improving the Finish : Casey Mears, #5 (32 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (146 Laps)

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