Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club 500
February 22, 2009

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 2

AUTO CLUB 500

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

 

Fontana, Calif.Feb. 22, 2009

2-Mile Oval

500 M – 250 LPurse: $6,192,388

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1         24          17            Matt Kenseth               Carhartt Ford                                                     250                    195         **    10         $346,615      Running

 2           6          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              250                    175           *      5           240,926      Running

 3         10          18            Kyle Busch                  Interstate Batteries Toyota                                250                    165                              211,648      Running

 4           5          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             250                    165           *      5           161,200      Running

 5           4            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                250                    160           *      5           133,900      Running

 6         23          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                        250                    150                              129,025      Running

 7         25          99            Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                         250                    151           *      5           155,181      Running

 8         11          14            Tony Stewart              Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet                     250                    147           *      5           139,748      Running

 9           2          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet                     250                    143           *      5           160,526      Running

10          1          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 250                    134                              141,473      Running

11        15          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Target Chevrolet                                               250                    135           *      5           139,323      Running

12        22            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             250                    127                              139,398      Running

13        38          12            David Stremme            Penske Dodge                                                   250                    129           *      5           131,690      Running

14          7          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        250                    121                              123,223      Running

15        42          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  250                    118                              106,250      Running

16          3          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                             250                    115                              104,550      Running

17        13            6            David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                           249                    112                              103,400      Running

18        37          28            Travis Kvapil               Farmers Insurance Ford                                   249                    109                                94,700      Running

19        21          33            Clint Bowyer               Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet             249                    106                                94,000      Running

20        16          96            Bobby Labonte            ASK.com Ford                                                   249                    103                              122,679      Running

21        17          43            Reed Sorenson           Charter Communications Dodge                        249                    100                              129,951      Running

22        14          47            Marcos Ambrose        Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota               249                      97                              106,473      Running

23        26          77            Sam Hornish Jr.           Auto Club Dodge                                               249                      94                              109,960      Running

24        29          07            Casey Mears               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                     249                      91                              106,325      Running

25        20          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                249                      88                                98,350      Running

26        34          20    #      Joey Logano               The Home Depot Toyota                                    249                      85                              135,001      Running

27        33            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shop/Tracker Boats Chevrolet          249                      82                              123,540      Running

28        28          39            Ryan Newman            Haas Automation Chevrolet                              248                      79                              115,579      Running

29          8          44            AJ Allmendinger          Charter Communications Dodge                        248                      76                                87,250      Running

30        12            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Toyota                                               248                      73                              104,760      Running

31        40          34            John Andretti               WindowWorld.com Chevrolet                           248                      75           *      5             92,325      Running

32        41          31            Jeff Burton                  Caterpillar Chevrolet                                          247                      67                              130,931      Running

33        32          71            David Gilliland              TRG Motorsports Chevrolet                              246                      64                                84,850      Running

34        39          41            Jeremy Mayfield          All Sport Toyota                                                245                      61                                83,700      Running

35        31            8            Aric Almirola                Guitar Hero Chevrolet                                       242                      58                                91,475      Engine

36        36          36            Scott Riggs                  Red Bank Outfitters Toyota                               240                      55                                83,325      Running

37        27          98            Paul Menard                Quaker State/Menards Ford                              221                      52                              113,506      Running

38        19          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    207                      49                              120,203      Accident

39        35          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       Amp Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             205                      46                              100,730      Engine

40        18            5            Mark Martin                  CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet                        179                      48           *      5             90,575      Engine

41          9          82    #      Scott Speed                Red Bull Toyota                                                 172                      40                                94,498      Engine

42        30          66            Dave Blaney                Prism Motorsports Toyota                                   50                      37                                82,335      Fuel Pump

43        43          87            Joe Nemechek             NEMCO Motorsports Toyota                                36                      34                                82,690      Fuel Pump

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

Failed to qualify: (5) #64 Todd Bodine; #37 Tony Raines; #51 David Starr; #73 Mike Garvey; #09 Sterling Marlin.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 78,000, Kenseth won the Auto Club 500, his 18th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #83 Vickers, #00 Reutimann, #55 Waltrip, (engine change); #43 Sorenson (backup car); #88 Earnhardt Jr. (transmission change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 40 minutes, 51 seconds                               AVERAGE SPEED: 135.839 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.463 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Brian Vickers (183.439 mph, 39.250 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Greg Erwin (crew chief for Greg Biffle)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Matt Kenseth

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Matt Kenseth

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jimmie Johnson (181.087 mph, Lap 2)

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Drew Blickensderfer (crew chief for Matt Kenseth)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS:  Matt Kenseth ($20,000)++

O’REILLY “PEOPLE, SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD: Tony Stewart (301.192 seconds)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Joey Logano

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Matt Kenseth

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Tony Stewart (260.940 secs.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Tony Stewart (3 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  5 cautions for 43 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 7-22 (Rain [None]); 43-46 (Rain [None]); 143-151 (Rain [55]); 171-177 (Rain [83]); 209-215 (Car #29-Accident, Turn 1 [9]).

LAP LEADERS: 19 lead changes among 11 drivers. Vickers-pole, Johnson 1-43, Andretti 44, Ku. Busch 45-46, Johnson 47-77, J. Gordon 78-85, Biffle 86, Edwards 87, J. Gordon 88-127, Biffle 128-142, J. Gordon 143, Montoya 144, Kenseth 145-170, J. Gordon 171, Stewart 172-174, Martin 175, Kenseth 176-195, J. Gordon 196-209, Stremme 210-212, Kenseth 213-250.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Matt Kenseth                     385      (2)

 2 –Jeff Gordon                       304      (0)

 3 –Kurt Busch                        294      (0)

 4 –Tony Stewart                    294      (0)

 5 –Greg Biffle                         268      (0)

 6 –Clint Bowyer                     266      (0)

 7 –Michael Waltrip                  264      (0)

 8 –David Ragan                      262      (0)

 9 –Carl Edwards                    260      (0)

10–Juan Pablo Montoya          256      (0)

11–Elliott Sadler                       248      (0)

12–David Reutimann               248      (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts        Wins

Ford                             18              2

Chevrolet                     12              0

Dodge                            7              0

Toyota                           7              0

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE AWARD

                                      Car #     Pts.

Drew Blickensderfer     (#17)       1

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)       1

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD      Car #     Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)       2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Kurt Busch                    (#  2)         1

Michael Waltrip              (#55)         1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                  (#14)       1

Kyle Busch                      (#18)       1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                          Car #     Pts.

Greg Erwin                        (#16)       1

Kevin Manion                     (#  1)       1

 

O’REILLY “PEOPLE, SERVICE &

PERFORMANCE” AWARD

                                      Car #         Pts.

Tony Stewart                (#14)         2

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                  Car #       Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)         2

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP

AWARD                         Car #      Pts.

Jimmie Johnson             (#48)         1

Mark Martin                    (#  5)         1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                      Car #       Pts.

Roush Yates                 (#17)         35

Hendrick                        (#24)         18

Penske                          (#  2)         18

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Martin Truex Jr.                                 1

Brian Vickers                                    1

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                          Car #     Pts.

Tony Stewart                    (#14)       1

Reed Sorenson                 (#43)       1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Joey Logano                                   21

Scott Speed                                    21


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




Race Results
NASCAR Race Number 2
Auto Club 500 - Sunday, February 22, 2009
Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA - 2 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $6,192,388

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 24 17 Matt Kenseth Carhartt Ford 250 195 10 $341,615 Running 3 84
2 6 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 250 175 5 $240,926 Running 5 64
3 10 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 250 165 $211,648 Running
4 5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 250 165 5 $161,200 Running 2 16
5 4 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 250 160 5 $133,900 Running 1 2
6 23 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 250 150 $129,025 Running
7 25 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 250 151 5 $155,181 Running 1 1
8 11 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice/Office Depot Chevy 250 147 5 $139,748 Running 1 3
9 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevy 250 143 5 $160,526 Running 2 74
10 1 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 250 134 $141,473 Running
11 15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 250 135 5 $139,323 Running 1 1
12 22 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 250 127 $139,398 Running
13 38 12 David Stremme Penske Dodge 250 129 5 $131,690 Running 1 3
14 7 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 250 121 $123,223 Running
15 42 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 250 118 $111,250 Running
16 3 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 250 115 $104,550 Running
17 13 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 249 112 $103,400 Running
18 37 28 Travis Kvapil Farmers Insurance Ford 249 109 $94,700 Running
19 21 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevy 249 106 $94,000 Running
20 16 96 Bobby Labonte ASK.com Ford 249 103 $122,679 Running
21 17 43 Reed Sorenson Charter Communications Dodge 249 100 $129,951 Running
22 14 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota 249 97 $106,473 Running
23 26 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Auto Club Dodge 249 94 $109,960 Running
24 29 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevy 249 91 $106,325 Running
25 20 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 249 88 $101,350 Running
26 34 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 249 85 $135,001 Running
27 33 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shop / Tracker Boats Chevy 249 82 $123,540 Running
28 28 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 248 79 $115,579 Running
29 8 44 A J Allmendinger Charter Communications Dodge 248 76 $87,250 Running
30 12 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Toyota 248 73 $104,760 Running
31 40 34 John Andretti WindowWorld.com Chevy 248 75 5 $92,325 Running 1 1
32 41 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 247 67 $130,931 Running
33 32 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevy 246 64 $84,850 Running
34 39 41 Jeremy Mayfield All Sport Toyota 245 61 $83,700 Running
35 31 8 Aric Almirola Guitar Hero Chevy 242 58 $91,475 Engine
36 36 36 Scott Riggs Red Bank Outfitters Toyota 240 55 $83,325 Running
37 27 98 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Ford 221 52 $113,506 Running
38 19 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 207 49 $120,203 Accident
39 35 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Amp Energy/National Guard Chevy 205 46 $100,730 Engine
40 18 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevy 179 48 5 $90,575 Engine 1 1
41 9 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 172 40 $94,498 Engine
42 30 66 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota 50 37 $82,335 Fuel Pump
43 43 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 36 34 $82,690 Fuel Pump


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 78,000 - Matt Kenseth won the Auto Club 500, his 18th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #83 Vickers, #00 Reutiman, #55 Waltrip, (engine Change); #43 Sorenson (backup car); #88 Earnhardt Jr. (transmission change).

Failed to Qualify: N/A Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 40 Mins, 51 Secs.
Average Speed: 135.839 MPH
Margin of Victory: 1.463 Seconds

Caution Flags: 5 for 43 laps: Laps: 7-22 (Rain [None]); 43-46 (Rain [None]); 143-151 (Rain [55]); 171-177 (Rain [83]); 209-215 (#29 accident turn 1 [9]).

Lead Changes: 19 among 11 drivers: Vickers 0; J. Johnson 1-43; J. Andretti 44; Kurt Busch 45-46; J. Johnson 47-77; J. Gordon 78-85; G. Biffle 86; C. Edwards 87; J. Gordon 88-127; G. Biffle 128-142; J. Gordon 143; J. Montoya 144; M. Kenseth 145-170; J. Gordon 171; T. Stewart 172-174; M. Martin 175; M. Kenseth 176-195; J. Gordon 196-209; D. Stremme 210-212; M. Kenseth 213-250.

Coors Light Pole Award : Brian Vickers, #83 (183.439 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Greg Biffle, #16
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Matt Kenseth, #17
EA Sports Move of the Race : Matt Kenseth, #17
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jimmie Johnson, #48 (181.087 mph, Lap 2)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Matt Kenseth, #17
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Matt Kenseth, #17 (.321 seconds)
O'Reilly People, Service and Performance Award : Tony Stewart, #14 (301.192 seconds)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Joey Logano, #20
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Matt Kenseth, #17
Tissot Pit Road Precision Award : Tony Stewart, #14 (260.940 seconds)
WIX Lap Leader : Tony Stewart, #14 (3 Laps)

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