Atlanta Motor Speedway
Kobalt Tool's 500
March 8, 2009

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 4

KOBALT TOOLS 500

ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY

 

Hampton, Ga.March 8, 2009

1.54-Mile Oval

500.5 M – 325 LPurse: $5,099,491

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Bonus          Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                             Laps                    Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           2            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                330                    195         **    10         $164,175      Running

 2         16          24            Jeff Gordon                 DuPont/Nat’l Guard Youth Challenge Chev       330                    175           *      5           186,276      Running

 3         29          99            Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                         330                    170           *      5           156,556      Running

 4         10          29            Kevin Harvick              Reese's Chevrolet                                             330                    160                              143,728      Running

 5         17          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                 330                    155                              117,048      Running

 6         21          33            Clint Bowyer               BB&T Chevrolet                                                 330                    150                                96,350      Running

 7         13            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                             330                    146                              122,173      Running

 8         11          14            Tony Stewart              Office Depot/Old Spice Chevrolet                     330                    142                                96,048      Running

 9           7          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet                     330                    143           *      5           132,126      Running

10        23            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shop/Tracker Boats Chevrolet          330                    139           *      5           117,465      Running

11        20          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet             330                    130                                93,650      Running

12        30          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                   330                    127                              122,065      Running

13          6          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Ground Toyota                                       329                    124                                93,525      Running

14        15          31            Jeff Burton                  Caterpillar Chevrolet                                          329                    121                              121,181      Running

15          3          26            Jamie McMurray          IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford                               328                    118                                88,675      Running

16        25          07            Casey Mears               DirecTV Chevrolet                                             328                    115                                91,925      Running

17        38          44            AJ Allmendinger          Charter Dodge                                                   328                    112                                77,825      Running

18          9          18            Kyle Busch                  M&M's Toyota                                                    327                    109                              121,348      Running

19        39            6            David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                           327                    106                                85,650      Running

20        14          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                327                    103                                86,575      Running

21        37            8            Aric Almirola                Cub Cadet Chevrolet                                         327                    100                                84,550      Running

22        12          39            Ryan Newman            Haas Automation Chevrolet                              327                    102           *      5           109,679      Running

23        28          12            David Stremme            Penske Dodge                                                   326                      94                              108,790      Running

24        31          71            David Gilliland              TRG Motorsports Chevrolet                              326                      91                                73,200      Running

25        24          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                  326                      88                                83,925      Running

26        19            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Toyota                                               326                      85                                93,935      Running

27          4          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Target Chevrolet                                               325                      82                              109,673      Running

28        33          98            Paul Menard                Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Ford                        325                      79                              105,006      Running

29        41          34            John Andretti               WindowWorld.com Chevrolet                           325                      76                                82,325      Running

30        42          20    #      Joey Logano               The Home Depot Toyota                                    324                      73                              121,551      Running

31          1            5            Mark Martin                  Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevrolet                        316                      75           *      5             89,725      Running

32        18          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                        305                      67                                98,098      Running

33        32          43            Reed Sorenson           Super 8 Dodge                                                  264                      64                              109,251      Running

34          5          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                             262                      61                                90,475      Accident

35        26          82    #      Scott Speed                Red Bull Toyota                                                 262                      58                                85,413      Accident

36        35          21            Bill Elliott                       Motorcraft Ford                                                 201                      55                                70,805      Accident

37        36          77            Sam Hornish Jr.           Mobil 1 Dodge                                                    199                      52                                89,530      Accident

38        34          47            Marcos Ambrose        Kingsford/Clorox/Little Debbie Toyota               179                      49                                82,808      Engine

39          8          87            Joe Nemechek             NEMCO Motorsports Toyota                              110                      51           *      5             70,800      Wheel Bearing

40        40          96            Bobby Labonte            Ask.com Ford                                                    103                      43                                98,289      Engine

41        27          66            Dave Blaney                Prism Motorsports Toyota                                   82                      40                                70,615      Electrical

42        22          28            Travis Kvapil               Golden Corral Ford                                              32                      37                                70,570      Engine

43        43          09            Mike Bliss                    Phoenix Racing Dodge                                        21                      34                                70,141 Overheating

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

Failed to qualify: (4) #35 Todd Bodine, #36 Scott Riggs, #41 Jeremy Mayfield, #64 Geoff Bodine.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 94,400, Busch won the KOBALT Tools 500, his 19th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. Prior to the green flag, the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #6 Ragan (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 59 minutes, 01 seconds                                AVERAGE SPEED: 127.573 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  0.332 second

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Mark Martin (187.045 mph, 29.640 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Todd Berrier (crew chief for Kevin Harvick)

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

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Jeff Gordon

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST LAP AWARD: Jeff Gordon (181.188 mph, Lap 223)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Kurt Busch

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

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Steve Letarte (crew chief for Jeff Gordon)

NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS:  No winner; rolls over to $30,000 at Bristol++

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE, SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD: Clint Bowyer (395.982 seconds)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Joey Logano

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Kurt Busch

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Clint Bowyer (364.400 secs.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Ryan Newman (3 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS:  11 cautions for 54 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 3-5 (Car #43-Accident, Turn 1 [None]); 13-15 (Car #96-Spin, Turn 4 [None]); 68-73 (Crew member safety [11]); 104-107 (Car #96-Accident, Frontstretch [88]); 158-162 (Debris [88]); 186-191 (Oil on Track [9]); 205-209 (Car #21 & 77-Accident, Turn 1 [17]); 217-221 (Car #5-Accident, Turn 1 [29]); 261-264 (Debris [14]); 268-274 (Car #6, 12, 16 & 82-Accident, Frontstretch [31]); 323-328 (Debris [None]).

LAP LEADERS: 13 lead changes among 8 drivers. Martin 1-5, Ku. Busch 6-12, Nemechek 13, Newman 14-16, Ku, Busch 17-68, Johnson 69-79, Edwards 80-102, Ku. Busch 103-188, Truex 189, Ku. Busch 190-203, J. Gordon 204-250, Ku. Busch 251-323, Edwards 324-328, Ku. Busch 329-330.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Jeff Gordon                        634          (0)

 2 –Clint Bowyer                      591          (0)

 3 –Kurt Busch                         588          (1)

 4 –Carl Edwards                      547          (0)

 5 –Matt Kenseth                     546          (2)

 6 –Tony Stewart                     521          (0)

 7 –Kyle Busch                         514          (1)

 8 –Kevin Harvick                     511          (0)

 9 –Kasey Kahne                     484          (0)

10–Greg Biffle                         480          (0)

11–Brian Vickers                      477          (0)

12–David Reutimann               475          (0)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts         Wins

Ford                             26              2

Chevrolet                     24              0

Dodge                          19              1

Toyota                         19              1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Joey Logano                                43

Scott Speed                                 41

Max Papis                                      9

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE

AWARD                          Car #     Pts.

Drew Blickensderfer        (#17)        1

Todd Parrott                  (#96)        1

Steve Letarte                 (#24)        1

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #            Pts.

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)                2

Kyle Busch                     (#18)                1

Carl Edwards                  (#99)                1

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)                2

Michael Waltrip             (#55)                1

David Reutimann           (#00)                1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #          Pts.

Tony Stewart                   (#14)              1

Jeff Burton                       (#31)              1

Ryan Newman                 (#39)              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                        Car #          Pts.

Greg Erwin                       (#16)              1

Steve Addington              (#18)              1

Todd Berrier                    (#29)              1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST

LAP AWARD                  Car #            Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)                2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)                1

Mark Martin                    (#  5)                1

 


O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE,

SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD

                                    Car #          Pts.

Tony Stewart               (#14)            2

Greg Biffle                   (#16)            1

Clint Bowyer                (#33)            1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                    Car #            Pts.

Penske                         (#  2)            44

Hendrick                       (#24)            42

Roush Yates                 (#17)            40

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Kyle Busch                                         1

Mark Martin                                        1

Martin Truex Jr.                                 1

Brian Vickers                                      1

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                    Car #          Pts.

Tony Stewart               (#14)              1

Greg Biffle                   (#16)              1

Clint Bowyer                (#33)              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 4
Unofficial Race Results for the Kobalt Tools 500 - Sunday, March 8, 2009
Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, GA - 1.54 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 330 Laps - 508.2 Miles - Purse: $5,099,491

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Total Award Status Times Laps
1 2 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 330 195 10 $164,175 Running 6 234
2 16 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont/National Guard Youth Challenge Chevy 330 175 5 $186,276 Running 1 47
3 29 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 330 170 5 $156,556 Running 2 28
4 10 29 Kevin Harvick Reese's Chevy 330 160 $143,728 Running
5 17 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 330 155 $117,048 Running
6 21 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 330 150 $96,350 Running
7 13 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 330 146 $122,173 Running
8 11 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Old Spice Chevy 330 142 $96,048 Running
9 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevy 330 143 5 $132,126 Running 1 11
10 23 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shop/Tracker Boats Chevy 330 139 5 $117,465 Running 1 1
11 20 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy/National Guard Chevy 330 130 $93,650 Running
12 30 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 330 127 $122,065 Running
13 6 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 329 124 $93,525 Running
14 15 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 329 121 $121,181 Running
15 3 26 Jamie McMurray IRWIN Industrial Tools Ford 328 118 $88,675 Running
16 25 07 Casey Mears DirecTV Chevy 328 115 $91,925 Running
17 38 44 A J Allmendinger Charter Dodge 328 112 $77,825 Running
18 9 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 327 109 $121,348 Running
19 39 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 327 106 $85,650 Running
20 14 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 327 103 $86,575 Running
21 37 8 Aric Almirola Cub Cadet Chevy 327 100 $84,550 Running
22 12 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 327 102 5 $109,679 Running 1 3
23 28 12 David Stremme Penske Dodge 326 94 $108,790 Running
24 31 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevy 326 91 $73,200 Running
25 24 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 326 88 $83,925 Running
26 19 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Toyota 326 85 $93,935 Running
27 4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 325 82 $109,673 Running
28 33 98 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Ford 325 79 $105,006 Running
29 41 34 John Andretti WindowWorld.com Chevy 325 76 $82,325 Running
30 42 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 324 73 $121,551 Running
31 1 5 Mark Martin Kellogg's/CARQUEST Chevy 316 75 5 $89,725 Running 1 5
32 18 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 305 67 $98,098 Running
33 32 43 Reed Sorenson Super 8 Dodge 264 64 $109,251 Running
34 5 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 262 61 $90,475 Accident
35 26 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 262 58 $85,413 Accident
36 35 21 Bill Elliott Motorcraft Ford 201 55 $70,805 Accident
37 36 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 199 52 $89,530 Accident
38 34 47 Marcos Ambrose Kingsford/Clorox/Little Debbie Toyota 179 49 $82,808 Engine
39 8 87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 110 51 5 $70,800 Wheel 1 1
40 40 96 Bobby Labonte Ask.com Ford 103 43 $98,289 Engine
41 27 66 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota 82 40 $70,615 Electrical
42 22 28 Travis Kvapil Golden Corral Ford 32 37 $70,570 Engine
43 43 09 Mike Bliss Dodge 21 34 $70,141 Overheating    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 94,400 - Kurt Busch won the Kobalt Tools 500, his 19th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

Prior to the green flag, the following driver dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: #6 Ragan (engine change).

Failed to Qualify: (4) 35 Todd Bodine, 36 Scott Riggs, 41 Jeremy Mayfield, 64 Geoff Bodine.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 59 Mins, 01 Secs.
Average Speed: 127.573 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.332 Seconds

Caution Flags: 11 for 54 laps: Laps: 3-5 (#43 accident turn 1 [None]); 13-15 (#96 spun turn 4 [None]); 68-73 (Crew member safety [11]); 104-107 (#96 accident frontstretch [88]); 158-162 (Debris [88]); 186-191 (Oil on track [9]); 205-209 (#21,77 accident turn 1 [17]); 217-221 (#5 accident turn 1 [29]); 261-264 (Debris [14]); 268-274 (#6,12,16,82 accident frontstretch [31]); 323-328 (Debris [None]).

Lead Changes: 13 among 8 drivers: M. Martin 1-5; Kurt Busch 6-12; J. Nemechek 13; R. Newman 14-16; Kurt Busch 17-68; J. Johnson 69-79; C. Edwards 80-102; Kurt Busch 103-188; M. Truex Jr. 189; Kurt Busch 190-203; J. Gordon 204-250; Kurt Busch 251-323; C. Edwards 324-328; Kurt Busch 329-330.

Coors Light Pole Award : Mark Martin, #5 (187.045 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Kevin Harvick, #29
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99
EA Sports Move of the Race : Jeff Gordon, #24
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Jeff Gordon, #24 (181.188 mph, Lap 223)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Kurt Busch, #2
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Jeff Gordon, #24 (.427 Seconds )
O'Reilly People, Service and Performance Award : Clint Bowyer, #33 (395.982 Seconds)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Joey Logano, #20
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Kurt Busch, #2
Tissot Pit Road Precision Award : Clint Bowyer, #33 (364.400 Seconds)
WIX Lap Leader : Ryan Newman, #39 (3 Laps)


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