Texas Motor Speedway
Samsung 500
April 6, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 7

SAMSUNG 500

TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Fort Worth, TexasApril 6, 2008

1.5-Mile Oval

501 M – 334 LPurse: $7,336,866

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           2          99            Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                         339                    195         **    10         $541,150      Running

 2           5          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              339                    175           *      5           364,286      Running

 3           3          18            Kyle Busch                  Interstate Batteries Toyota                                339                    170           *      5           250,750      Running

 4           4          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel/Samsung Dodge                                       339                    160                              236,725      Running

 5         14          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                       339                    155                              206,841      Running

 6         35          31            Jeff Burton                  Prilosec OTC Chevrolet                                     339                    150                              197,033      Running

 7         24          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           339                    146                              184,236      Running

 8         31            8            Mark Martin                  U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         339                    142                              174,358      Running

 9           8          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   339                    143           *      5           173,891      Running

10        25          07            Clint Bowyer               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     339                    134                              145,025      Running

11        21          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    338                    130                              167,411      Running

12          1          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet             338                    132           *      5           151,275      Running

13          7            6            David Ragan                AAA Insurance Ford                                         338                    124                              131,125      Running

14        32          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Ford                        338                    121                              128,375      Running

15        41          38            David Gilliland              Yates Racing Ford                                            338                    118                              138,083      Running

16        36          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 338                    115                              116,725      Running

17        19          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Quaker State Chevrolet                      338                    112                              123,125      Running

18        38          28            Travis Kvapil               Yates Racing Ford                                            338                    109                              140,639      Running

19        11          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Texaco/Havoline Dodge                                    337                    106                              139,733      Running

20        30          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios Racing/Sam's Club Dodge                  337                    103                              149,511      Running

21        29          22            Dave Blaney                Caterpillar Toyota                                              337                    100                              124,783      Running

22        22            5            Casey Mears               Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevrolet                         337                      97                              121,625      Running

23        23            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                337                      94                              102,125      Running

24        42          41            Reed Sorenson           Target Dodge                                                    337                      91                              132,189      Running

25        10            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             336                      88                              132,916      Running

26        26          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                336                      85                              127,170      Running

27        13          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         336                      82                              113,383      Running

28        27          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        Valvoline Dodge                                                335                      79                                99,125      Running

29          9          84            Mike Skinner                Red Bull Toyota                                                 334                      76                                93,525      Running

30        15            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Dodge                                                334                      73                              115,533      Running

31        20          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Toyota                                                    333                      70                                99,997      Running

32        17          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    333                      67                              134,925      Running

33        40          00    #      Michael McDowell       Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        332                      64                                91,700      Running

34        28          21            Bill Elliott                       Motorcraft Ford                                                 332                      61                              105,495      Running

35        34          01    #      Regan Smith                Dale Earnhardt, Inc./Principal Chevrolet            331                      58                                94,025      Running

36        12            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        330                      60           *      5           115,908      Engine

37        43          78            Joe Nemechek             Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                       330                      52                                83,775      Running

38        39          70            Jeremy Mayfield          Haas Automation Chevrolet                              329                      49                                82,625      Running

39        16          16            Greg Biffle                   Dish Network Ford                                            312                      46                                90,500      Running

40        37          34            John Andretti               Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet                    263                      43                                82,375 Suspension

41          6          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       253                      40                                82,260      Engine

42        33          96            J.J. Yeley                    DLP HDTV Toyota                                             173                      37                                90,165      Accident

43        18          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              124                      34                              131,327      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (3) #40 Dario Franchitti, #45 Chad McCumbee, #08 Burney Lamar.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 190,000, Edwards won the Samsung 500, his 10th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #44 Reutimann, #84 Skinner (engine change); #00 McDowell (backup car).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 30 minutes, 41 seconds                                AVERAGE SPEED: 144.814 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  .399 second

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (190.907 mph, 28.286 secs.)

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

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

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

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Dale Earnhardt Jr. (184.533 mph, Lap 2)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Carl Edwards

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Tony Gibson (crew chief for Mark Martin)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $40,000 at Phoenix++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Patrick Carpentier

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Carl Edwards

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Jeff Burton (29 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (65 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 27 laps. 30-33 (Car #55-Spin, Turn 4); 110-113 (Car #24-Accident, Turn 4); 133-136 (Debris); 177-180 (Car #96-Accident, Backstretch); 296-299 (Debris, Backstretch); 331-337 (Oil on track).

LAP LEADERS: 16 lead changes among 6 drivers. Earnhardt 1-13; Ky. Busch 14-29; Edwards 30; Earnhardt 31-47; Johnson 48-83; Earnhardt 84; Truex 85-86; Johnson 87-110; Kenseth 111-132; Johnson 133; Kenseth 134-176; Johnson 177; Kenseth 178-180; Ky. Busch 181-214; Edwards 215-229; Johnson 230-232; Edwards 233-339.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Burton                      1065      (1)

 2 –Kevin Harvick                  1006      (0)

 3 –Kyle Busch                      1001      (1)

 4 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.             978      (0)

 5 –Tony Stewart                    957      (0)

 6 –Jimmie Johnson                 921      (0)

 7 –Denny Hamlin                    913      (1)

 8 –Ryan Newman                  901      (1)

 9 –Greg Biffle                         901      (0)

10–Carl Edwards                    881      (3)

11–Clint Bowyer                     874      (0)

12–Kasey Kahne                    874      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)       3

Tony Stewart                (#20)       1

Denny Hamlin                (#11)       1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         5

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         2

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Kyle Busch                                        1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Ford                             44              3

Chevrolet                     43              1

Toyota                         39              2

Dodge                          28              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Steve Addington                (#18)     3

Greg Zipadelli                    (#20)      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)          3

Denny Hamlin                (#11)          1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       3

Jimmie Johnson               (#48)       2

Tony Stewart                  (#20)       1


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Regan Smith                                    68

Sam Hornish Jr.                               67

Dario Franchitti                                61

Patrick Carpentier                            39

Michael McDowell                           18

Jacques Villeneuve                           1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          3

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)          1

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

JGR                               (#18)         73

Hendrick                        (#88)         72

Roush Yates                 (#99)         68

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#20)          1

Casey Mears                 (#  5)          1

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 7
Unofficial Race Results for the Samsung 500 - Sunday, April 6, 2008
Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 339 Laps - 508.5 Miles - Purse: $7,336,866

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 2 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 339 195 10 $541,150 Running 3 123
2 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 339 175 5 $364,286 Running 5 65
3 3 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 339 170 5 $250,750 Running 2 50
4 4 12 Ryan Newman alltel/Samsung Dodge 339 160 $236,725 Running
5 14 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 339 155 $206,841 Running
6 35 31 Jeff Burton Prilosec OTC Chevy 339 150 $197,033 Running
7 24 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 339 146 $184,236 Running
8 31 8 Mark Martin U.S. Army Chevy 339 142 $174,358 Running
9 8 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 339 143 5 $173,891 Running 3 68
10 25 07 Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's Chevy 339 134 $145,025 Running
11 21 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 338 130 $167,411 Running
12 1 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy 338 132 5 $151,275 Running 3 31
13 7 6 David Ragan AAA Insurance Ford 338 124 $131,125 Running
14 32 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Ford 338 121 $128,375 Running
15 41 38 David Gilliland Yates Racing Ford 338 118 $138,083 Running
16 36 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 338 115 $116,725 Running
17 19 15 Paul Menard Menards/Quaker State Chevy 338 112 $123,125 Running
18 38 28 Travis Kvapil Yates Racing Ford 338 109 $140,639 Running
19 11 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco/Havoline Dodge 337 106 $139,733 Running
20 30 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Racing/Sam's Club Dodge 337 103 $149,511 Running
21 29 22 Dave Blaney Caterpillar Toyota 337 100 $124,783 Running
22 22 5 Casey Mears Cheez-It/CARQUEST Chevy 337 97 $121,625 Running
23 23 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 337 94 $102,125 Running
24 42 41 Reed Sorenson Target Dodge 337 91 $132,189 Running
25 10 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 336 88 $132,916 Running
26 26 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 336 85 $127,170 Running
27 13 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 336 82 $113,383 Running
28 27 10 Patrick Carpentier # Valvoline Dodge 335 79 $99,125 Running
29 9 84 Mike Skinner Red Bull Toyota 334 76 $93,525 Running
30 15 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Dodge 334 73 $115,533 Running
31 20 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Toyota 333 70 $99,997 Running
32 17 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 333 67 $134,925 Running
33 40 00 Michael McDowell # Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 332 64 $91,700 Running
34 28 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 332 61 $105,495 Running
35 34 01 Regan Smith # Dale Earnhardt, Inc./Principal 331 58 $94,025 Running
36 12 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 330 60 5 $115,908 Engine 1 2
37 43 78 Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing Chevy 330 52 $83,775 Running
38 39 70 Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation Chevy 329 49 $82,625 Running
39 16 16 Greg Biffle Dish Network Ford 312 46 $90,500 Running
40 37 34 John Andretti Chevy 263 43 $82,375 Suspension
41 6 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 253 40 $82,260 Engine
42 33 96 JJ Yeley DLP HDTV Toyota 173 37 $90,165 Accident
43 18 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 124 34 $131,327 Accident


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 190,000 - Carl Edwards won the Samsung 500 - his 10th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver(s) dropped to the rear for the reason(s) indicated: #44 Reutiman, #84 Skinner (engine change); #00 McDowell (backup car).

Failed to Qualify: (3) 40 Dario Franchitti #, 45 Chad McCumbee, 08 Burney Lamar.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 30 Mins, 41 Secs.
Average Speed: 144.814 MPH
Margin of Victory: .399 Seconds

Caution Flags: 6 for 27 laps: Laps: 30-33 (#55 spun turn 4); 110-113 (#24 accident turn 4); 133-136 (Debris); 177-180 (#96 accident backstretch); 296-299 (Debris backstretch); 331-337 (Oil on track).

Lead Changes: 16 among 6 drivers: D. Earnhardt Jr. 1-13; Ky. Busch 14-29; C. Edwards 30; D. Earnhardt Jr. 31-47; J. Johnson 48-83; D. Earnhardt Jr. 84; M. Truex Jr. 85-86; J. Johnson 87-110; M. Kenseth 111-132; J. Johnson 133; M. Kenseth 134-176; J. Johnson 177; M. Kenseth 178-180; Ky. Busch 181-214; C. Edwards 215-229; J. Johnson 230-232; C. Edwards 233-339.

Coors Light Pole Award : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (190.907 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Kyle Busch, #18
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99
EA Sports Move of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (184.533 mph, Lap 2)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Carl Edwards, #99
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Ryan Newman, #12
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Mark Martin, #8 (-0.09)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Patrick Carpentier, #10
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Carl Edwards, #99
USG Improving the Finish : Jeff Burton, #31 (29 Places)
WIX Lap Leader : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (65 Laps)


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