Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Shelby 427
March 1, 2009

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 3

SHELBY 427

LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Las Vegas, Nev.March 1, 2009

1.5-Mile Oval

427.5 M – 285 LPurse: $6,577,562

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           1          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    285                    190           *      5         $461,273      Running

 2         37          33            Clint Bowyer               Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet             285                    175           *      5           244,575      Running

 3         14          31            Jeff Burton                  Caterpillar Chevrolet                                          285                    170           *      5           247,281      Running

 4           4          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        285                    160                              194,923      Running

 5         17          96            Bobby Labonte            ASK.com Ford                                                   285                    155                              174,554      Running

 6         28          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                              285                    155           *      5           167,626      Running

 7         24          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             285                    151           *      5           145,250      Running

 8         21          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 285                    142                              143,923      Running

 9         38          26            Jamie McMurray          Irwin Ford                                                          285                    138                              121,450      Running

10        31          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet             285                    134                              125,375      Running

11          7            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             285                    135           *      5           145,923      Running

12          9          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                    285                    132           *      5           143,728      Running

13        20          20    #      Joey Logano               The Home Depot Toyota                                    285                    129           *      5           151,076      Running

14        30          71            David Gilliland              Capital Window Chevrolet                                 285                    121                              100,225      Running

15        32            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Toyota                                               285                    123           *      5           123,235      Running

16        12          77            Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    285                    115                              121,235      Running

17        16          99            Carl Edwards              AFLAC Ford                                                      285                    117           *      5           146,331      Running

18        11          12            David Stremme            No. 12 Penske Dodge                                        284                    109                              132,665      Running

19        18          78            Regan Smith                Furniture Row Chevrolet                                   284                    106                                95,125      Running

20          5          47            Marcos Ambrose        Kingsford Toyota                                              284                    103                              116,048      Running

21        42          82    #      Scott Speed                Red Bull Toyota                                                 284                    100                              111,198      Running

22        34          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Office Toyota                                         284                      97                              110,125      Running

23          2            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                284                      99           *      5           102,525      Running

24          3          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet                     284                    101         **    10           145,201      Running

25          6          39            Ryan Newman            Haas Automation Chevrolet                              283                      88                              120,529      Running

26        10          14            Tony Stewart              Old Spice Chevrolet                                          283                      85                              100,173      Running

27        15          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  283                      82                                98,300      Running

28        29          34            John Andretti               Window World Dodge                                       283                      79                                97,200      Running

29        33          19            Elliott Sadler                 Stanley Dodge                                                   283                      76                                96,900      Running

30        41          07            Casey Mears               Jack Daniels Chevrolet                                      282                      73                              104,125      Running

31        23          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Energizer Chevrolet                                          281                      70                              122,998      Running

32        25            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shop Chevrolet                                  281                      67                              122,715      Running

33        19          44            AJ Allmendinger          Harrah's Dodge                                                 281                      64                                85,975      Running

34        39          43            Reed Sorenson           Valvoline Dodge                                                278                      61                              122,176      Running

35        36          98            Paul Menard                Johns Manville/Menards Ford                           269                      58                              115,006      Accident

36        26          13    #      Max Papis                    GEICO Toyota                                                    258                      55                                85,400      Running

37        43          64            Todd Bodine                Gunselman Motorsports Toyota                        227                      52                                84,175      Engine

38        13          25            Brad Keselowski         GoDaddy.com Chevrolet                                   221                      49                                83,975      Running

39        27            8            Aric Almirola                TomTom Chevrolet                                            143                      46                                91,775      Accident

40          8            5            Mark Martin                  Pop-Tarts/Carquest Chevrolet                          121                      43                                91,525      Engine

41        22          87            Joe Nemechek             NEMCO Motorsports Toyota                              102                      40                                83,300      Transmission

42        35            6            David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                             72                      37                                91,155      Engine

43        40          17            Matt Kenseth               USG Ford                                                              6                      34                              129,669      Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (8) #28 Travis Kvapil; #66 Dave Blaney; #73 Mike Garvey; #41 Jeremy Mayfield; #09 Sterling Marlin; #36 Scott Riggs; #37 Tony Raines; #51 Dexter Bean.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 140,000, Kyle Busch won the Shelby 427, his 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #18 Ky. Busch, #83 Vickers, #82 Speed, #00 Reutimann, #47 Ambrose (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 34 minutes, 37 seconds                                                                               MARGIN OF VICTORY:  0.411 second

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Kyle Busch (185.995 mph, 29.033 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 BELTS FASTEST LAP AWARD:  Jeff Gordon (181.990 mph, Lap 150)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kyle Busch

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  David Reutimann

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Todd Parrott (crew chief for Bobby Labonte)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $20,000 at Atlanta++

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE, SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD: Greg Biffle (282.318 seconds)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Joey Logano

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kyle Busch

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Greg Biffle (252.400 secs.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jeff Burton (61 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  14 cautions for 66 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 3-5 (Car #25-Spin, Turn 2 [None]); 8-10 (Car #64-Spin, Turn 2 [25]); 61-64 (Debris [39]); 75-82 (Oil on track [33]); 96-99 (Car #12-Spin, Turn 2 [88]); 124-131 (Debris [1]); 139-142 (Car #43-Accident, Turn 2 [7]); 145-148 (Car #8-Accident, Turn 2 [82]); 165-168 (Car #55-Accident, Turn 4 [71]); 172-175 (Car #11-Accident, Turn 4 [34]); 222-227 (Debris [71]); 260-263 (Debris [77]); 271-278 (Car #98-Accident, Frontstretch [29]); 281-282 (Car #48-Accident, Turn 2 [None]).

LAP LEADERS: 16 lead changes among 12 drivers. Ky. Busch-pole, Johnson 1-50, Edwards 51-52, Logano 53, Ky. Busch 54-55, R. Gordon 56, Johnson 57-75, Harvick 76-84, Biffle 85-124, Kahne 125, Johnson 126-148, J. Gordon 149-165, Ku. Busch 166, Burton 167-227, Ky. Busch 228-259, Bowyer 260-268, Ky. Busch 269-285.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                        459          (0)

 2 –Clint Bowyer                      441          (0)

 3 –Matt Kenseth                     419          (2)

 4 –Greg Biffle                         419          (0)

 5 –David Reutimann               408          (0)

 6 –Kyle Busch                         405          (1)

 7 –Kurt Busch                         393          (0)

 8 –Tony Stewart                     379          (0)

 9 –Carl Edwards                      377          (0)

10–Bobby Labonte                  360          (0)

11–Kevin Harvick                     351          (0)

12–Michael Waltrip                 346          (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts         Wins

Ford                             22              2

Chevrolet                     18              0

Toyota                         16              1

Dodge                          10              0

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Joey Logano                                32

Scott Speed                                 31

Max Papis                                      9

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF

RACE AWARD               Car #     Pts.

Drew Blickensderfer        (#17)        1

Pat Tryson                     (#  2)        1

Todd Parrott                  (#96)        1

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #            Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)                2

Kyle Busch                     (#18)                1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)                1

Michael Waltrip             (#55)                1

David Reutimann           (#00)                1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #          Pts.

Tony Stewart                   (#14)              1

Kyle Busch                       (#18)              1

Jeff Burton                       (#31)              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                        Car #          Pts.

Greg Erwin                       (#16)              1

Kevin Manion                  (#  1)              1

Steve Addington              (#18)              1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST

LAP AWARD                  Car #            Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)                1

Mark Martin                    (#  5)                1

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)                1

 


O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE,

SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD

                                    Car #              Pts.

Tony Stewart               (#14)                  2

Greg Biffle                   (#16)                  1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                    Car #              Pts.

JGR                             (#18)                38

Roush Yates                 (#17)                35

Hendrick                       (#24)                28

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Kyle Busch                                             1

Martin Truex Jr.                                     1

Brian Vickers                                          1

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                    Car #              Pts.

Tony Stewart               (#14)                  1

Reed Sorenson            (#43)                  1

Greg Biffle                   (#16)                  1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                Car #              Pts.

Matt Kenseth               (#17)                  2

Kyle Busch                   (#18)                  1


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race

from NASCAR Statistics

OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday




NASCAR Race Number 3
Unofficial Race Results for the Shelby 427 - Sunday, March 1, 2009
Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 285 Laps - 427.5 Miles - Purse: $6,577,562

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 1 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 285 190 5 $461,273 Running 3 51
2 37 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevy 285 175 5 $244,575 Running 1 9
3 14 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 285 170 5 $247,281 Running 1 61
4 4 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 285 160 $194,923 Running
5 17 96 Bobby Labonte ASK.com Ford 285 155 $174,554 Running
6 28 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 285 155 5 $167,626 Running 1 17
7 24 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 285 151 5 $145,250 Running 1 40
8 21 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 285 142 $143,923 Running
9 38 26 Jamie McMurray Irwin Ford 285 138 $121,450 Running
10 31 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy Chevy 285 134 $125,375 Running
11 7 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 285 135 5 $145,923 Running 1 1
12 9 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 285 132 5 $143,728 Running 1 9
13 20 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 285 129 5 $151,076 Running 1 1
14 30 71 David Gilliland Capital Window Chevy 285 121 $100,225 Running
15 32 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Toyota 285 123 5 $123,235 Running 1 1
16 12 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 285 115 $121,235 Running
17 16 99 Carl Edwards AFLAC Ford 285 117 5 $146,331 Running 1 2
18 11 12 David Stremme No. 12 Penske Dodge Dodge 284 109 $132,665 Running
19 18 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 284 106 $95,125 Running
20 5 47 Marcos Ambrose Kingsford Toyota 284 103 $116,048 Running
21 42 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 284 100 $111,198 Running
22 34 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 284 97 $110,125 Running
23 2 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 284 99 5 $102,525 Running 1 1
24 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KobaltT Tools Chevy 284 101 10 $145,201 Running 3 92
25 6 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 283 88 $120,529 Running
26 10 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice Chevy 283 85 $100,173 Running
27 15 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 283 82 $98,300 Running
28 29 34 John Andretti Window World Dodge 283 79 $97,200 Running
29 33 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Dodge 283 76 $96,900 Running
30 41 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniels Chevy 282 73 $104,125 Running
31 23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Energizer Chevy 281 70 $122,998 Running
32 25 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shop Chevy 281 67 $122,715 Running
33 19 44 A J Allmendinger Harrah's Dodge 281 64 $85,975 Running
34 39 43 Reed Sorenson Valvoline Dodge 278 61 $122,176 Running
35 36 98 Paul Menard Johns Manville/Menards Ford 269 58 $115,006 Accident
36 26 13 Max Papis # GEICO Toyota 258 55 $85,400 Running
37 43 64 Todd Bodine Toyota 227 52 $84,175 Engine
38 13 25 Brad Keselowski GoDaddy.com Chevy 221 49 $83,975 Running
39 27 8 Aric Almirola TomTom Chevy 143 46 $91,775 Accident
40 8 5 Mark Martin Pop-Tarts/Carquest Chevy 121 43 $91,525 Engine
41 22 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 102 40 $83,300 Transmission
42 35 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 72 37 $91,155 Engine
43 40 17 Matt Kenseth USG Ford 6 34 $129,669 Engine


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 140,000 - Kyle Busch won the Shelby 427, his 13th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following drivers dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #18 Ky Busch, #83 Vickers, #82 Speed, #00 Reutimann, #47 Ambrose (engine change).

Failed to Qualify: (8) 28 Travis Kvapil, 66 Dave Blaney, 73 Mike Garvey, 41 Jeremy Mayfield, 09 Sterling Marlin, 36 Scott Riggs, 37 Tony Raines, 51 Dexter Bean.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 34 Mins, 37 Secs.
Average Speed: 119.515 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.411 Seconds

Caution Flags: 14 for 66 laps: Laps: 3-5 (#25 spun turn 2 [None]); 8-10 (#64 spun turn 2 [25]); 61-64 (Debris [39]); 75-82 (Oil on the track [33]); 96-99 (#12 spun turn 2 [88]); 124-131 (Debris [1]); 139-142 (#43 accident turn 2 [7]); 145-148 (#8 accident turn 2 [82]); 165-168 (#55 accident turn 4 [71]); 172-175 (#11 accident turn 4 [34]); 222-227 (Debris [71]); 260-263 (Debris [77]); 271-278 (#98 accident frontstretch [29]); 281-282 (#48 accident turn 2 [None]).

Lead Changes: 16 among 12 drivers: Kyle Busch 0; J. Johnson 1-50; C. Edwards 51-52; J. Logano # 53; Kyle Busch 54-55; R. Gordon 56; J. Johnson 57-75; K. Harvick 76-84; G. Biffle 85-124; K. Kahne 125; J. Johnson 126-148; J. Gordon 149-165; Kurt Busch 166; J. Burton 167-227; Kyle Busch 228-259; C. Bowyer 260-268; Kyle Busch 269-285.

Coors Light Pole Award : Kyle Busch, #18 (185.995 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 : Jeff Gordon, #24 (181.99 mph, Lap 150)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Kyle Busch, #18
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : David Reutimann, #00
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Bobby Labonte, #96 (.472 sec Average Improvement)
O'Reilly People, Service and Performance Award : Greg Biffle, #16
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Joey Logano, #20
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kyle Busch, #18
Tissot Pit Road Precision Award : Greg Biffle, #16 (252.400 secs.)
WIX Lap Leader : Jeff Burton, #31 (61 Laps)

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