Talladega Superspeedway
Aaron's 499
April 27, 2008

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 9

AARON’S 499

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.April 27, 2008

2.66-Mile Oval

500 M – 188 LPurse: $6,101,309

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           5          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    188                    190           *      5         $321,400      Running

 2         26          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge                               188                    175           *      5           235,233      Running

 3           7          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                        188                    170           *      5           203,491      Running

 4           6            6            David Ragan                AAA Travel Ford                                               188                    160                              152,775      Running

 5           8          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 188                    160           *      5           122,375      Running

 6         14          28            Travis Kvapil               Northern Tool + Equipment Ford                        188                    150                              143,914      Running

 7         36            5            Casey Mears               Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        188                    146                              123,225      Running

 8         21          12            Ryan Newman            Alltel Dodge                                                       188                    147           *      5           149,500      Running

 9         41          07            Clint Bowyer               DirecTV Chevrolet                                             188                    138                              123,275      Running

10          9          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             188                    139           *      5           117,350      Running

11        35            7            Robby Gordon             RV's.com Dodge                                               188                    130                              123,758      Running

12        38          31            Jeff Burton                  AT&T Mobility Chevrolet                                    188                    132           *      5           137,908      Running

13        10          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                              188                    129           *      5           146,461      Running

14        22          15            Paul Menard                Menards/Turtle Wax Chevrolet                         188                    126           *      5           102,450      Running

15        40          38            David Gilliland              freecreditreport.com Ford                                 188                    123           *      5           111,183      Running

16        19          66            Scott Riggs                  State Water Heaters Chevrolet                         188                    115                              106,533      Running

17        32          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             188                    112                                99,425      Running

18        31          16            Greg Biffle                   3M/American Red Cross Ford                           188                    109                                98,525      Running

19        20          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Pepsi Chevrolet                                     188                    111           *      5           134,961      Running

20        30          44            David Reutimann         UPS Toyota                                                       188                    103                                90,525      Running

21        29          01    #      Regan Smith                Dale Earnhardt Inc./Principal Chevrolet             188                    105           *      5             98,000      Running

22        16          09            Sterling Marlin              Miccosukee Resorts Chevrolet                         188                      97                                84,025      Running

23        42            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             188                      99           *      5           117,566      Running

24        39          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    188                      96           *      5           129,736      Running

25          1          78            Joe Nemechek             National Day of Prayer Chevrolet                      188                      88                                88,200      Running

26        24          00    #      Michael McDowell       Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        188                      85                                96,383      Running

27        27          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  188                      87           *      5             90,622      Running

28        43          40            David Stremme            Tums Quik Pack Dodge                                     187                      84           *      5             91,525      Accident

29        18          19            Elliott Sadler                 GARMIN/Best Buy Dodge                                  187                      81           *      5           109,670      Accident

30          4          84            AJ Allmendinger          Red Bull Toyota                                                 187                      78           *      5             80,225      Accident

31        17          10    #      Patrick Carpentier        LifeLock Dodge                                                 186                      70                                82,975      Running

32        15          45            Kyle Petty                    Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Dodge       186                      67                                79,825      Running

33        28            8            Aric Almirola                U.S. Army Chevrolet                                         186                      64                              114,808      Running

34        34          43            Bobby Labonte            Cheerios Racing/Betty Crocker Dodge             183                      61                              116,511      Running

35        37          77    #      Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    180                      58                              125,000      Running

36        12          21            Jon Wood                    Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford                        179                      55                                97,620      Running

37        33            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet        174                      52                              110,133      Accident

38          2          20            Tony Stewart              Home Depot Toyota                                           173                      59         **    10           138,886      Accident

39        23            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                173                      46                                78,550      Accident

40        11          99            Carl Edwards              Office Depot Ford                                             153                      43                              125,725      Running

41        13          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   150                      40                              125,741      Running

42          3          70            Ken Schrader              Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevrolet                          141                      42           *      5             78,130      Engine

43        25          41            Reed Sorenson           Polaroid Dodge                                                      4                      34                              105,352      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (2) #22 Dave Blaney, #96 J.J. Yeley, #34 John Andretti.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 156,000, Busch won the Aaron's 499, his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon and #40 Stremme (driver change); # 66 Riggs (engine change); #31 Burton and #38 Gilliland (unapproved impound adjustment).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 10 minute, 37 seconds                                AVERAGE SPEED: 157.409 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  Under caution

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Joe Nemechek (187.386 mph, 51.103 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:  Tony Stewart (196.009 mph, Lap 33)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kyle Busch

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Tony Eury Jr. (crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Jr.)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner; rolls over to $60,000 at Richmond++

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Regan Smith

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Kyle Busch

U.S.G. “IMPROVING THE FINISH” AWARD: Clint Bowyer (32 places)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Tony Stewart (61 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 8 cautions for 23 laps. 21-23 (Car #17-Accident, Turn 2); 118-121 (Debris); 145-148 (Car #20-Accident, Turn 1); 161-163 (Car #15-Spin, Tri-oval); 166-168 (Debris); 175-177 (Car #1, 2, 20, 26, 43 & 88-Accident, Turn 2); 182-183 (Car #43-Spin, Turn 4); 188-188 (Car #01, 9, 19, 29, 31, 40, 44, 48, 55, 78 & 84-Accident, Turn 2).

LAP LEADERS: 52 lead changes among 20 drivers. Nemechek (Pole), Stewart 1-20, Schrader 21, Stewart 22-33, Hamlin 34-38, Earnhardt 39-45, Burton 46, Vickers 47-50, Menard 51-52, Montoya 53, Hamlin 54-55, Newman 56, Harvick 57, Hamlin 58-60, Earnhardt 61-64, Stewart 65-81, Johnson 82, Stewart 83-87, Earnhardt 88, Stewart 89, Earnhardt 90-105, Stewart 106-109, Earnhardt 110-111, Hamlin 112-117, Smith 118, Earnhardt 119-124, Hamlin 125, J. Gordon 126, Hamlin 127, Earnhardt 128-132, Sadler 133, Earnhardt 134, Sadler 135, Earnhardt 136, Gilliland 137, Stremme 138, Sadler 139, Kahne 140, Earnhardt 141, Stewart 142-143, Earnhardt 144, Allmendinger 145, Hamlin 146-148, Earnhardt 149, Hamlin 150-151, Menard 152, Gilliland 153, Stremme 154, Hamlin 155-168, Newman 169-172, Ky. Busch 173-179, Waltrip 180-183, Ky. Busch 184-188.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Burton                     1,347      (1)

 2 –Kyle Busch                     1,325      (2)

 3 –Dale Earnhardt Jr.          1,268      (0)

 4 –Denny Hamlin                 1,248      (1)

 5 –Jimmie Johnson              1,245      (1)

 6 –Kevin Harvick                 1,208      (0)

 7 –Clint Bowyer                  1,182      (0)

 8 –Greg Biffle                      1,148      (0)

 9 –Tony Stewart                 1,137      (0)

10–Carl Edwards                 1,084      (3)

11–Ryan Newman               1,062      (1)

12–Juan Pablo Montoya       1,029      (0)

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #         Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          2

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Ryan Newman              (#12)         6

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         2

David Reutimann           (#44)         1

 

USG ‘IMPROVING THE FINISH’ AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Jeff Burton                    (#31)          2

Tony Stewart                (#20)          1

Clint Bowyer                 (#07)          1


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Chevrolet                     55              2

Toyota                         54              3

Ford                             52              3

Dodge                          37              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                     Car #        Pts.

Steve Addington           (#18)           4

Greg Zipadelli               (#20)           2

Tony Gibson                 (#  8)           1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Eury Jr.                 (#88)          3

Tony Gibson                  (#  8)          2

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)          1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Carl Edwards                (#99)          3

Kyle Busch                    (#18)          2

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)          1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                     Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          3

Kyle Busch                   (#18)          3

Tony Stewart               (#20)          2


RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Sam Hornish Jr.                               86

Regan Smith                                    86

Dario Franchitti                                71

Patrick Carpentier                            57

Michael McDowell                           36

Jacques Villeneuve                           1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK AWARD

                                      Car #      Pts.

Dale Earnhardt Jr.         (#88)          4

Tony Stewart                (#20)          1

Jeff Gordon                   (#24)          1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

JGR                               (#18)         94

Hendrick                        (#88)         88

Roush Yates                 (#99)         81

 

COORS LIGHT BUD POLE AWARD

Jeff Gordon                                       2

Jimmie Johnson                                 1

Kyle Busch                                        1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.                             1

Joe Nemechek                                   1

Ryan Newman                                  1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 9
Unofficial Race Results for the Aaron's "499" - Sunday, April 27, 2008
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, AL - 2.66 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 188 Laps - 500.08 Miles - Purse: $6,101,309

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 5 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 188 190 5 $321,400 Running 2 12
2 26 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Juicy Fruit Dodge 188 175 5 $235,233 Running 1 1
3 7 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 188 170 5 $203,491 Running 9 37
4 6 6 David Ragan AAA Travel Ford 188 160 $152,775 Running
5 8 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 188 160 5 $122,375 Running 1 4
6 14 28 Travis Kvapil Northern Tool + Equipment Ford 188 150 $143,914 Running
7 36 5 Casey Mears Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 188 146 $123,225 Running
8 21 12 Ryan Newman alltel Dodge 188 147 5 $149,500 Running 2 5
9 41 07 Clint Bowyer DirecTV Chevy 188 138 $123,275 Running
10 9 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard 188 139 5 $117,350 Running 12 46
11 35 7 Robby Gordon RV's.com Dodge 188 130 $123,758 Running
12 38 31 Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility Chevy 188 132 5 $137,908 Running 1 1
13 10 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 188 129 5 $146,461 Running 1 1
14 22 15 Paul Menard Menards/Turtle Wax Chevy 188 126 5 $102,450 Running 2 3
15 40 38 David Gilliland freecreditreport.com Ford 188 123 5 $111,183 Running 2 2
16 19 66 Scott Riggs State Water Heaters Chevy 188 115 $106,533 Running
17 32 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 188 112 $99,425 Running
18 31 16 Greg Biffle 3M/American Red Cross Ford 188 109 $98,525 Running
19 20 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/Pepsi Chevy 188 111 5 $134,961 Running 1 1
20 30 44 David Reutimann UPS Toyota 188 103 $90,525 Running
21 16 09 Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts Chevy 188 100 $85,200 Running
22 29 01 Regan Smith # Dale Earnhardt Inc./Principal 188 102 5 $96,825 Running 1 1
23 42 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 188 99 5 $117,566 Running 1 1
24 39 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 188 96 5 $129,736 Running 1 1
25 1 78 Joe Nemechek National Day of Prayer Chevy 188 88 $88,200 Running
26 24 00 Michael McDowell # Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 188 85 $96,383 Running
27 27 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 188 87 5 $90,622 Running 1 4
28 43 40 David Stremme Tums Quik Pack Dodge 187 84 5 $91,525 Accident 2 2
29 18 19 Elliott Sadler GARMIN/Best Buy Dodge 187 81 5 $109,670 Accident 3 3
30 4 84 AJ Allmendinger Red Bull Toyota 187 78 5 $80,225 Accident 1 1
31 17 10 Patrick Carpentier # LifeLock Dodge 186 70 $82,975 Running
32 15 45 Kyle Petty Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil 186 67 $79,825 Running
33 28 8 Aric Almirola U.S. Army Chevy 186 64 $114,808 Running
34 34 43 Bobby Labonte Cheerios Racing/Betty Crocker Dodge 183 61 $116,511 Running
35 37 77 Sam Hornish Jr. # Mobil 1 Dodge 180 58 $125,000 Running
36 12 21 Jon Wood Little Debbie Snack Cakes Ford 179 55 $97,620 Running
37 33 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats 174 52 $110,133 Accident
38 2 20 Tony Stewart Home Depot Toyota 173 59 10 $138,886 Accident 7 61
39 23 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 173 46 $78,550 Accident
40 11 99 Carl Edwards Office Depot Ford 153 43 $125,725 Running
41 13 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 150 40 $125,741 Running
42 3 70 Ken Schrader Hunt Brothers Pizza Chevy 141 42 5 $78,130 Engine 1 1
43 25 41 Reed Sorenson Polaroid Dodge 4 34 $105,352 Engine  


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 156,000 - Kyle Busch won the Aaron's 499 - his sixth NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #7 R. Gordon and #40 Stremme driver change); # 66 Riggs (engine change); #31 Burton and #38 Gilliland (unapproved impound adjustment).

Failed to Qualify: (3) 22 Dave Blaney, 96 J.J. Yeley, 34 John Andretti.

Time of Race: 03 Hrs, 10 Mins, 37 Secs.
Average Speed: 157.409 MPH
Margin of Victory: Caution

Caution Flags: 8 for 23 laps: Laps: 21-23 (#17 accident turn 2); 118-121 (Debris); 145-148 (#20 accident turn 1); 161-163 (#15 spun tri-oval); 166-168 (Debris); 175-177 (#1,2,20,26,43,88 accident turn 2); 182-183 (#43 spun turn 4); 188-188 (#01,9,19,29,31,40,44,48,55,78,84 accident turn 2).

Lead Changes: 52 among 20 drivers: J. Nemechek (Pole); T. Stewart 1-20; K. Schrader 21; T. Stewart 22-33; D. Hamlin 34-38; D. Earnhardt Jr. 39-45; J. Burton 46; B. Vickers 47-50; P. Menard 51-52; J. Montoya 53; D. Hamlin 54-55; R. Newman 56; K. Harvick 57; D. Hamlin 58-60; D. Earnhardt Jr. 61-64; T. Stewart 65-81; J. Johnson 82; T. Stewart 83-87; D. Earnhardt Jr. 88; T. Stewart 89; D. Earnhardt Jr. 90-105; T. Stewart 106-109; D. Earnhardt Jr. 110-111; D. Hamlin 112-117; R. Smith # 118; D. Earnhardt Jr. 119-124; D. Hamlin 125; J. Gordon 126; D. Hamlin 127; D. Earnhardt Jr. 128-132; E. Sadler 133; D. Earnhardt Jr. 134; E. Sadler 135; D. Earnhardt Jr. 136; D. Gilliland 137; D. Stremme 138; E. Sadler 139; K. Kahne 140; D. Earnhardt Jr. 141; T. Stewart 142-143; D. Earnhardt Jr. 144; A. Allmendinger 145; D. Hamlin 146-148; D. Earnhardt Jr. 149; D. Hamlin 150-151; P. Menard 152; D. Gilliland 153; D. Stremme 154; D. Hamlin 155-168; R. Newman 169-172; Ky. Busch 173-179; M. Waltrip 180-183; Ky. Busch 184-188.

Coors Light Pole Award: Joe Nemechek, #78 (187.386 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18
EA Sports Move of the Race: Kyle Busch, #18
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap: Tony Stewart, #20 (198.331 mph, Lap 80)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder: Kyle Busch, #18
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race: Ryan Newman, #12
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race: Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (-.019 sec)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race: Regan Smith, #01
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kyle Busch, #18
USG Improving the Finish: Clint Bowyer, #07 (32 Places)
WIX Lap Leader: Tony Stewart, #20 (61 Laps)

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