Phoenix International Raceway
Checkers 500(k)
November 15, 2009

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 35

CHECKER O’REILLY AUTO PARTS 500 PRESENTED BY PENNZOIL

PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Avondale, Ariz. – Nov. 15, 2009

1-Mile Oval

500 K – 312 M – 312 L – Purse: $5,136,375

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Fin.      Str.         Car                                                                                                                                         NSCS       Bonus      Driver

Pos     Pos         No.      Driver                            Team                                                                          Laps       Points        Points      Rating         Winnings    Status___

 1           3         48       Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's Chevrolet                                                      312          195        **10       149.6     $267,001    Running

 2         36         31       Jeff Burton                  CAT Financial Chevrolet                                            312          170                      101.7       204,006    Running

 3           5         11       Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                               312          165                      118.2       144,825    Running

 4         10           5       Mark Martin                  Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                                312          160                      117.1       123,500    Running

 5           1           1       Martin Truex Jr.           Rain-X Chevrolet                                                       312          155                      111.4       159,040    Running

 6           2           2       Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                        312          155             *5       122.2       112,250    Running

 7         13         33       Clint Bowyer               Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet                     312          146                      104.0       107,450    Running

 8         17         42       Juan Pablo Montoya    Target Chevrolet                                                       312          142                        98.8       119,148    Running

 9         14         24       Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                                      312          138                      103.1       120,326    Running

10        15         00       David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                                312          134                        88.8       109,248    Running

11        21         47       Marcos Ambrose        Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota                       312          130                        85.7         96,948    Running

12          7         18       Kyle Busch                  Pedigree Toyota                                                        312          127                        96.8       121,798    Running

13        16         44       AJ Allmendinger          Ford Drive One Ford                                                 312          124                        88.3         77,600    Running

14          6         16       Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                                     312          121                        87.6         92,150    Running

15          4           9       Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                                     312          118                        89.7       113,923    Running

16        25         99       Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                                 312          115                        71.0       119,206    Running

17        12         77       Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                            311          112                        78.2         92,510    Running

18        28         17       Matt Kenseth               USG Ford                                                                  311          114             *5         65.9       115,765    Running

19        30         26       Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Marathon Ford                                                311          106                        61.4         81,025    Running

20        24         39       Ryan Newman            U.S. Army Chevrolet                                                 311          108             *5         77.2       107,329    Running

21        27         20       Joey Logano #            The Home Depot Toyota                                            310          100                        58.4       117,551    Running

22        22           7       Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Toyota                                                       310            97                        56.5         90,810    Running

23        33           6       David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                                   310            94                        55.6         80,775    Running

24        31         29       Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            310            91                        55.2       108,928    Running

25          8         14       Tony Stewart              Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet                             310            88                        65.6         86,423    Running

26        40         43       Reed Sorenson           PVA.org Dodge                                                         310            85                        51.9       108,476    Running

27          9         07       Casey Mears               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                             308            82                        58.5         85,900    Running

28        35         19       Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy/Insignia Dodge                                           308            79                        36.9         78,750    Running

29        41         98       Paul Menard                Johns Manville/Menards Ford                                   308            76                        41.7       101,031    Running

30        29         09       David Gilliland              Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Chevrolet        308            73                        43.0         71,500    Running

31        39         96       Erik Darnell                  Valvoline Ford                                                           306            70                        40.0         95,004    Running

32        23         13       Max Papis #                 GEICO Toyota                                                            304            67                        35.1         67,200    Running

33        37         82       Scott Speed #             Red Bull Toyota                                                         303            64                        39.4         79,148    Running

34        42         34       John Andretti               Taco Bell Chevrolet                                                   268            61                        36.5         75,900    Running

35        18         88       Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet                     256            58                        59.0         84,825    Running

36        11         55       Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                          251            55                        53.3         74,675    Running

37        26         12       Brad Keselowski         Penske Dodge                                                           239            52                        56.7         99,040    Running

38        19         83       Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                         170            49                        58.0         94,748    Accident

39        20         71       Bobby Labonte            TRG Motorsports Chevrolet                                      169            46                        60.5         66,300    Accident

40        34         87       Joe Nemechek             NEMCO Motorsports Toyota                                        47            43                        32.3         66,150    Power Steering

41        38         36       Michael McDowell       WAVE Energy Drink Toyota                                        36            40                        31.8         66,000    Brakes

42        32         66       Dave Blaney                PRISM Motorsports Toyota                                            9            37                        28.9         65,875 Overheating

43        43         37       Tony Raines                Long John Silver's Chevrolet                                        6            34                        27.1         66,247    Electrical

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

Failed to qualify: (3) #78 Regan Smith; #70 Kevin Conway; #02 Brandon Ash.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 90,000, Johnson won the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500, his 47th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory.

 

TIME OF RACE:  2 hours, 49 minutes, 26 seconds                                    AVERAGE SPEED: 110.486 mph                               MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.033 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Martin Truex Jr. (135.120 mph, 26.643 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Kevin Manion (crew chief for Martin Truex Jr.)

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST LAP AWARD: Jimmie Johnson (130.842 mph, Lap 170)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD: Martin Truex Jr.

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Todd Berrier (crew chief for Jeff Burton)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: Jimmie Johnson ($40,000)++

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE, SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD: Clint Bowyer (198.130 secs.)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Joey Logano

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Clint Bowyer (170.217 secs.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Ryan Newman (1 lap)

CAUTION FLAGS: 4 cautions for 23 laps. [Beneficiary] 116-119 (Debris [07]); 121-127 (Car #6, 7, 12, 19, 26, 34, 55, 96 & 09-Accident, Frontstretch [99]); 164-168 (Debris [7]); 172-178 (Car #12, 14, 17, 20, 71, 77, 82, 83 & 88-Accident, Turn 4 [None]).

LAP LEADERS: 9 lead changes among 4 drivers. Truex Jr.-pole, Ku. Busch 1-52, Johnson 53, Ku. Busch 54-55, Johnson 56-73, Newman 74, Ku. Busch 75-89, Johnson 90-243, Kenseth 244-247, Johnson 248-312.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jimmie Johnson                      6,492        (7)

 2 –Mark Martin                             6,384        (5)

 3 –Jeff Gordon                            6,323        (1)

 4 –Kurt Busch                             6,281        (2)

 5 –Tony Stewart                         6,207        (4)

 6 –Juan Pablo Montoya               6,203        (0)

 7 –Greg Biffle                              6,171        (0)

 8 –Denny Hamlin                         6,140        (3)

 9 –Ryan Newman                        6,081        (0)

10–Kasey Kahne                         6,016        (2)

11–Carl Edwards                         5,972        (0)

12–Brian Vickers                          5,826        (1)

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                Car #          Pts.

Jimmie Johnson          (#48)            7

Mark Martin                  (#  5)            5

Tony Stewart               (#14)            4

 

DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)            8

Mark Martin                    (#  5)            5

Tony Stewart                 (#14)            4

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE

AWARD                          Car #        Pts.

Drew Blickensderfer        (#17)            4

Chad Knaus                   (#48)            3

Alan Gustafson              (#  5)            3

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts         Wins

Chevrolet                   256            18

Toyota                       198            10

Ford                           161              3

Dodge                        155              4

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Juan Pablo Montoya     (#42)              12

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)                8

David Reutimann           (#00)                4

 

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE,

SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Denny Hamlin                (#11)              7

Greg Biffle                     (#16)              6

Tony Stewart                 (#14)              3

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Mark Martin                                    7

Brian Vickers                                  6

Jimmie Johnson                            3

Martin Truex Jr.                             3

Juan Pablo Montoya                     2

Ryan Newman                               2

David Reutimann                           2

Kyle Busch                                     1

Jeff Gordon                                    1

Denny Hamlin                                1

Matt Kenseth                                 1

 

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST

LAP AWARD                  Car #        Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)          10

Mark Martin                    (#  5)            5

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)            4

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                    Car #            Pts.

Hendrick                       (#48)            373

Hendrick                       (#24)            316

Hendrick                       (#  5)            312

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #          Pts.

Tony Stewart                   (#14)              7

Kyle Busch                       (#18)              7

Denny Hamlin                  (#11)              5

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                        Car #          Pts.

Darian Grubb                   (#14)              7

Greg Erwin                       (#16)              5

Brian Pattie                     (#42)              4

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                    Car #          Pts.

Greg Biffle                   (#16)              6

Jeff Gordon                  (#24)              5

Jimmie Johnson          (#48)              4

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Joey Logano                              238

Scott Speed                               202

Max Papis                                  150


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race
from NASCAR Statistics
OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday

NASCAR Race Number 35
Unofficial Race Results for the Checker O'reilly Auto Parts 500
By Pennzoil - Sunday, November 15, 2009
Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, AZ - 1 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 312 Laps - 312 Miles - Purse: $5,136,375

Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Laps
Run
Points Bonus
Pts
Total
Award
Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevrolet 312 195 10 $267,001 Running 4 238
2 36 31 Jeff Burton CAT Financial Chevrolet 312 170 $204,006 Running
3 5 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 312 165 $144,825 Running
4 10 5 Mark Martin Kellogg's / CARQUEST Chevrolet 312 160 $123,500 Running
5 1 1 Martin Truex Jr. Rain-X Chevrolet 312 155 $159,040 Running
6 2 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 312 155 5 $112,250 Running 3 69
7 13 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 312 146 $107,450 Running
8 17 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 312 142 $119,148 Running
9 14 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 312 138 $120,326 Running
10 15 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 312 134 $109,248 Running
11 21 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox Toyota 312 130 $96,948 Running
12 7 18 Kyle Busch Pedigree Toyota 312 127 $121,798 Running
13 16 44 A J Allmendinger Ford Drive one. Ford 312 124 $77,600 Running
14 6 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 312 121 $92,150 Running
15 4 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 312 118 $113,923 Running
16 25 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 312 115 $119,206 Running
17 12 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 311 112 $92,510 Running
18 28 17 Matt Kenseth USG Ford 311 114 5 $115,765 Running 1 4
19 30 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Marathon Ford 311 106 $81,025 Running
20 24 39 Ryan Newman U.S Army Chevrolet 311 108 5 $107,329 Running 1 1
21 27 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 310 100 $117,551 Running
22 22 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Toyota 310 97 $90,810 Running
23 33 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 310 94 $80,775 Running
24 31 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevrolet 310 91 $108,928 Running
25 8 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice / Office Depot Chevrolet 310 88 $86,423 Running
26 40 43 Reed Sorenson PVA.org Dodge 310 85 $108,476 Running
27 9 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevrolet 308 82 $85,900 Running
28 35 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy / Insignia Dodge 308 79 $78,750 Running
29 41 98 Paul Menard Johns Manville / Menards Ford 308 76 $101,031 Running
30 29 09 David Gilliland Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Chevrolet 308 73 $71,500 Running
31 39 96 Erik Darnell Valvoline Ford 306 70 $95,004 Running
32 23 13 Max Papis # GEICO Toyota 304 67 $67,200 Running
33 37 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 303 64 $79,148 Running
34 42 34 John Andretti Taco Bell Chevrolet 268 61 $75,900 Running
35 18 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard Chevrolet 256 58 $84,825 Running
36 11 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 251 55 $74,675 Running
37 26 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 239 52 $99,040 Running
38 19 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 170 49 $94,748 Accident
39 20 71 Bobby Labonte TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 169 46 $66,300 Accident
40 34 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 47 43 $66,150 Power
41 38 36 Michael McDowell WAVE Energy Drink Toyota 36 40 $66,000 Brakes
42 32 66 Dave Blaney PRISM Motorsports Toyota 9 37 $65,875 Overheating
43 43 37 Tony Raines Long John Silver's Chevrolet 6 34 $66,247 Electrical    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 90,000 Jimmie Johnson won the Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500,his 47th NASCAR Cup Series victory. No cars dropped to the rear of the field.

Failed to Qualify: (3) #78-Regan Smith, #70-Kevin Conway, #02-Brandon Ash.

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 49 Mins, 26 Secs.
Average Speed: 110.486 MPH
Margin of Victory: 1.033 Seconds

Caution Flags: 4 for 23 laps: Laps: 116-119 (Debris [07]); 121-127 (6, 7, 12, 19, 26, 34, 55, 96, 09 accident frontstretch [99]); 164-168 (Debris [7]); 172-178 (#12, 14, 17, 20, 71, 77, 82, 83, 88 accident turn 4 [None]).

Lead Changes: 9 among 4 drivers: 0; Kurt Busch 1-52; J. Johnson 53; Kurt Busch 54-55; J. Johnson 56-73; R. Newman 74; Kurt Busch 75-89; J. Johnson 90-243; M. Kenseth 244-247; J. Johnson 248-312.

Coors Light Pole Award : Martin Truex Jr, #1 135.12 mph
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Martin Truex Jr, #1 crew chief Kevin Manion
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
EA Sports Move of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jimmie Johnson, #48 130.842 mph, Lap 170
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Martin Truex Jr, #1
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Jeff Burton, #31 crew chief Todd Berrier, 0.139 seconds
O'Reilly Auto Parts People, Service and Performance : Clint Bowyer, #33 198.130 seconds
Raybestos Rookie of the Race: Joey Logano, #20
Sunoco Diamond Performance: Jimmie Johnson, #48
Tissot Pit Road Precision : Clint Bowyer, #33 170.217 seconds
WIX Filters Lap Leader : Ryan Newman, #39 1 Laps
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