Talladega Superspeedway
Aaron's 499
April 26, 2009

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES RACE No. 9

AARON’S 499

TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY

 

Talladega, Ala.April 26, 2009

2.66-Mile Oval

500 M – 188 L – Purse: $6,149,092

 

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bonus  Money

Fin       St      Car#            Driver                         Team                                                                    Laps             Pts            Pts              Won        Status

 1           9          09            Brad Keselowski         Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Chev           188                190           *      5         $312,075      Running

 2         11          88            Dale Earnhardt Jr.       National Guard/AMP Energy Chevrolet                 188                175           *      5           224,200      Running

 3         25          39            Ryan Newman            Prelude to the Dream/U.S. Army Chevrolet           188                170           *      5           201,104      Running

 4         34          47            Marcos Ambrose        Little Debbie/Kingsford/Clorox Toyota                   188                160                              161,598      Running

 5           8          82    #      Scott Speed                Red Bull Toyota                                                     188                160           *      5           144,798      Running

 6         28            2            Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                    188                155           *      5           130,750      Running

 7           2          16            Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                                 188                151           *      5           140,225      Running

 8         30          83            Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                     188                147           *      5           136,648      Running

 9         22          20    #      Joey Logano               The Home Depot Toyota                                        188                143           *      5           153,276      Running

10        20          31            Jeff Burton                  Caterpillar Chevrolet                                              188                139           *      5           146,456      Running

11        41          43            Reed Sorenson           U.S. Air Force Dodge                                            188                130                              137,401      Running

12        10            6            David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                               188                132           *      5           107,500      Running

13        24          98            Paul Menard                Turtle Wax/Menards Ford                                     188                129           *      5           129,431      Running

14        17          87            Joe Nemechek             NEMCO Toyota                                                      188                126           *      5             92,900      Running

15          6          78            Regan Smith                National Day of Prayer Chevrolet                          188                118                                91,775      Running

16        15          07            Casey Mears               Jack Daniel's Chevrolet                                         188                120           *      5           110,175      Running

17        13          17            Matt Kenseth               DEWALT Ford                                                       188                117           *      5           136,315      Running

18        43          13    #      Max Papis                    GEICO Toyota                                                        188                109                                88,975      Running

19        39          19            Elliott Sadler                 Best Buy Dodge                                                    188                111           *      5           100,275      Running

20          1          42            Juan Pablo Montoya    Tums Dual Action Chevrolet                                  188                108           *      5           133,298      Running

21        31          55            Michael Waltrip            NAPA Auto Parts Toyota                                      188                105           *      5             98,600      Running

22        18          11            Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                            188                102           *      5           104,275      Running

23        29          14            Tony Stewart              Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet                         188                  94                              101,198      Running

24        16          99            Carl Edwards              Claritin Ford                                                           187                  96           *      5           139,506      Accident

25        23          18            Kyle Busch                  Pedigree Toyota                                                    187                  98         **    10           138,273      Running

26        33          00            David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                            187                  85                              107,548      Running

27        40          34            John Andretti               Taco Bell Chevrolet                                               187                  87           *      5             94,825      Running

28        12          96            Bobby Labonte            Ask.com Ford                                                        179                  79                              113,804      Accident

29        42            7            Robby Gordon             Jim Beam Toyota                                                   179                  76                              104,635      Accident

30        36          48            Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet                         179                  78           *      5           137,026      Accident

31        37          12            David Stremme            Penske Dodge                                                       179                  70                              118,915      Accident

32        27          41            Jeremy Mayfield          Big Red Toyota                                                      179                  72           *      5             82,075      Accident

33          3            1            Martin Truex Jr.           Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet            179                  69           *      5           121,190      Accident

34          4          77            Sam Hornish Jr.           Penske Truck Rental/AAA Dodge                         179                  66           *      5           103,685      Accident

35        38          44            AJ Allmendinger          Hunt Brothers Pizza Dodge                                   164                  58                                84,675      Running

36        35            9            Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Dodge                                                 133                  55                              123,973      Running

37        14          24            Jeff Gordon                 Dupont/Pepsi Throwback Challenger Chev          128                  52                              121,201      Running

38        19          29            Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                        127                  49                              118,353      Running

39          5          33            Clint Bowyer               BB&T Chevrolet                                                     8                      46                                88,875      Running

40        26          71            David Gilliland              TRG Motorsports Chevrolet                                  6                      43                                80,550      Accident

41        21          36            Scott Riggs                  Tommy Baldwin Racing Toyota                             6                      40                                80,325      Accident

42        32          26            Jamie McMurray          Crown Royal Ford                                                 6                      37                                88,155      Accident

43          7            5            Mark Martin                  CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet                            6                      34                                88,464      Accident

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

Failed to qualify: (2) #66 Michael McDowell, #4 Eric McClure.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 142,000, Keselowski won the Aaron's 499. Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for reasons indicated: #9, 09, 12, 19, 43, 44 (engine change); #7 (qualifying time disallowed).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 23 minutes, 20 seconds                                AVERAGE SPEED: 147.565 mph                        MARGIN OF VICTORY:  0.175 second

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Juan Pablo Montoya (188.171 mph, 50.890 secs.)

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

DOW AUTOMOTIVE “STRATEGIC CALL OF THE RACE” AWARD: Brad Keselowski

EA SPORTS “MOVE OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Brad Keselowski

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST LAP AWARD: Carl Edwards (200.641 mph, Lap 187)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Brad Keselowski

MOBIL 1 “COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE” AWARD:  Brad Keselowski

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE AWARD: Greg Erwin (crew chief for Greg Biffle)

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

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE, SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD: Joey Logano (313.694 seconds)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD:  Scott Speed

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD:  Brad Keselowski

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (255.440 secs.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Kyle Busch (42 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 9 cautions for 33 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 8-13 (Car #07, 2, 5, 9, 17, 19, 24, 26, 29, 33, 36, 44, 71 & 83-Accident, Turn 3 [82]); 30-34 (Debris [None]); 44-46 (Car #55-Spin, Tri-oval [44]); 62-64 (Car #2-Spin, Tri-oval [31]); 86-88 (Debris [31]); 125-127 (Debris [98]); 148-150 (Debris [43]); 173-175 (Car #1 & 18-Spin, Turn 4 [34]); 181-184 (Car #1, 7, 11, 12, 41, 42, 48, 55, 77 & 96-Accident, Backstretch [None]).

LAP LEADERS: 57 lead changes among 25 drivers. Montoya 1-4, Earnhardt 5, Montoya 6, Ragan 7-8, Andretti 9, Biffle 10, Logano 11-13, Truex 14-17, Montoya 18, Ku. Busch 19-20, Hamlin 21, Burton 22, Hamlin 23, Burton 24-27, Ku. Busch 28-29, Newman 30, Ky. Busch 31-43, Speed 44, Ky. Busch 45-47, Earnhardt 48-49, Kenseth 50-52, Earnhardt 53-61, Waltrip 62, Truex 63-74, Hamlin 75-76, Montoya 77, Earnhardt 78-79, Johnson 80, Hamlin 81-82, Hornish 83-85, Nemechek 86, Menard 87-88, Hamlin 89-91, Johnson 92, Hamlin 93-110, Earnhardt 111-113, Truex 114-115, Logano 116, Truex 117-120, Vickers 121-122, Truex 123-124, Edwards 125, Ky. Busch 126-133, Sadler 134-136, Ku. Busch 137-139, Hamlin 140, Mears 141-142, Burton 143, Earnhardt 144, Ku. Busch 145, Earnhardt 146-147, Mayfield 148, Ku. Busch 149-153, Ky. Busch 154-171, Kenseth 172-177, Newman 178-186, Edwards 187, Keselowski 188.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kurt Busch                      1,299          (1)

 2 –Jeff Gordon                     1,294          (1)

 3 –Jimmie Johnson             1,235          (1)

 4 –Tony Stewart                  1,232          (0)

 5 –Denny Hamlin                 1,190          (0)

 6 –Kyle Busch                      1,124          (2)

 7 –Carl Edwards                   1,119          (0)

 8 –Clint Bowyer                   1,098          (0)

 9 –Jeff Burton                      1,092          (0)

10–Greg Biffle                      1,081          (0)

11–David Reutimann            1,077          (0)

12–Matt Kenseth                  1,063          (2)

 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts         Wins

Chevrolet                     66          4

Toyota                         46          2

Ford                             45          2

Dodge                          41          1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Joey Logano                                98

Scott Speed                                 90

Max Papis                                    28

Dexter Bean                                   1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE

AWARD                          Car #     Pts.

Chad Knaus                   (#48)        1

Drew Blickensderfer        (#17)        1

Steve Letarte                 (#24)        1

 


DOW AUTOMOTIVE STRATEGIC CALL OF

THE RACE AWARD        Car #            Pts.

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)                2

Matt Kenseth                 (#17)                2

Kyle Busch                     (#18)                2

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)                3

Juan Pablo Montoya     (#42)                3

Brad Keselowski             (#09)                1

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #          Pts.

Kyle Busch                       (#18)              3

Tony Stewart                   (#14)              2

David Reutimann             (#00)              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                        Car #          Pts.

Greg Erwin                       (#16)              2

Drew Blickensderfer          (#17)              1

Darian Grubb                   (#14)              1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST

LAP AWARD                  Car #            Pts.

Jeff Gordon                    (#24)                3

Mark Martin                    (#  5)                2

Jimmie Johnson            (#48)                1

 


O’REILLY AUTO PARTS “PEOPLE,

SERVICE & PERFORMANCE” AWARD

                                    Car #          Pts.

Tony Stewart               (#14)            2

Matt Kenseth               (#17)            1

Joey Logano                (#20)            1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                    Car #            Pts.

Hendrick                       (#24)            89

Penske                         (#  2)            82

Hendrick                       (#48)            81

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Mark Martin                                        3

Kyle Busch                                         1

Juan Pablo Montoya                         1

David Reutimann                               1

Martin Truex Jr.                                 1

Brian Vickers                                      1

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                    Car #          Pts.

Jeff Gordon                  (#24)              2

Jimmie Johnson          (#48)              1

Dale Earnhardt Jr.        (#88)              1

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                Car #          Pts.

Matt Kenseth               (#17)            2

Kyle Busch                   (#18)            2

Jimmie Johnson          (#48)            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 26, 2009
Talladega Superspeedway - Talladega, AL - 2.66 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 188 Laps - 500.08 Miles - Purse: $6,149,092

Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Laps
Run
Points Bonus
Pts
Total
Award
Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 9 09 Brad Keselowski Miccosukee Indian Gaming & Resort Chevy 188 190 5 $312,075 Running 1 1
2 11 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevy 188 175 5 $224,200 Running 7 20
3 25 39 Ryan Newman Prelude to the Dream / US Army Chevy 188 170 5 $201,104 Running 2 10
4 34 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox Toyota 188 160 $161,598 Running
5 8 82 Scott Speed # Red Bull Toyota 188 160 5 $144,798 Running 1 1
6 28 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 188 155 5 $130,750 Running 5 13
7 2 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 188 151 5 $140,225 Running 1 1
8 30 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 188 147 5 $136,648 Running 1 2
9 22 20 Joey Logano # The Home Depot Toyota 188 143 5 $153,276 Running 2 4
10 20 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 188 139 5 $146,456 Running 3 6
11 41 43 Reed Sorenson U.S. Air Force Dodge 188 130 $137,401 Running
12 10 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 188 132 5 $107,500 Running 1 2
13 24 98 Paul Menard Turtle Wax / Menards Ford 188 129 5 $129,431 Running 1 2
14 17 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Toyota 188 126 5 $92,900 Running 1 1
15 6 78 Regan Smith National Day of Prayer Chevy 188 118 $91,775 Running
16 15 07 Casey Mears Jack Daniel's Chevy 188 120 5 $110,175 Running 1 2
17 13 17 Matt Kenseth DeWalt Ford 188 117 5 $136,315 Running 2 9
18 43 13 Max Papis # GEICO Toyota 188 109 $88,975 Running
19 39 19 Elliott Sadler Best Buy Dodge 188 111 5 $100,275 Running 1 3
20 1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Tums Dual Action Chevy 188 108 5 $133,298 Running 4 7
21 31 55 Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 188 105 5 $98,600 Running 1 1
22 18 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 188 102 5 $104,275 Running 7 28
23 29 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice / Office Depot Chevy 188 94 $101,198 Running
24 16 99 Carl Edwards Claritin Ford 187 96 5 $139,506 Accident 2 2
25 23 18 Kyle Busch Pedigree Toyota 187 98 10 $138,273 Running 4 42
26 33 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 187 85 $107,548 Running
27 40 34 John Andretti Taco Bell Chevy 187 87 5 $94,825 Running 1 1
28 12 96 Bobby Labonte Ask.com Ford 179 79 $113,804 Accident
29 42 7 Robby Gordon Jim Beam Toyota 179 76 $104,635 Accident
30 36 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 179 78 5 $137,026 Accident 2 2
31 37 12 David Stremme No. 12 Penske Dodge 179 70 $118,915 Accident
32 27 41 Jeremy Mayfield Big Red Toyota 179 72 5 $82,075 Accident 1 1
33 3 1 Martin Truex Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevy 179 69 5 $121,190 Accident 5 24
34 4 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Truck Rental / AAA Dodge 179 66 5 $103,685 Accident 1 3
35 38 44 A J Allmendinger Hunt Brothers Pizza Dodge 164 58 $84,675 Running
36 35 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Dodge 133 55 $123,973 Running
37 14 24 Jeff Gordon Dupont / Pepsi Throwback Challenger Chevy 128 52 $121,201 Running
38 19 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 127 49 $118,353 Running
39 5 33 Clint Bowyer BB&T Chevy 8 46 $88,875 Running
40 26 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevy 6 43 $80,550 Accident
41 21 36 Scott Riggs Tommy Baldwin Racing Toyota 6 40 $80,325 Accident
42 32 26 Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Ford 6 37 $88,155 Accident
43 7 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevy 6 34 $88,464 Accident    


Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 142,000, Brad Keselowski won the Aaron's 499. Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for reasons indicated: #9, 09, 12, 19, 43, 44 (engine change); #7 (qualifying time disallowed).

Failed to Qualify: (2) 66 Michael McDowell, 4 Eric McClure.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 23 Mins, 20 Secs.
Average Speed: 147.565 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.175 Seconds

Caution Flags: 9 for 33 laps: Laps: 8-13 (# 07, 2, 5, 9, 17, 19, 24, 26, 29, 33, 36, 44, 71, 83 accident Turn 3 [82]); 30-34 (Debris [None]); 44-46 (# 55 spin tri-oval [44]); 62-64 (# 2 spin tri-oval [31]); 86-88 (Debris [31]); 125-127 (Debris [98]); 148-150 (Debris [43]); 173-175 (# 1, 18 spins Turn 4 [34]); 181-184 (# 1,7,11,12,41,42,48,55,77,96 accident backstretch [None]).

Lead Changes: 57 among 25 drivers: J. Montoya 1-4; D. Earnhardt Jr. 5; J. Montoya 6; D. Ragan 7-8; J. Andretti 9; G. Biffle 10; J. Logano # 11-13; M. Truex Jr. 14-17; J. Montoya 18; Kurt Busch 19-20; D. Hamlin 21; J. Burton 22; D. Hamlin 23; J. Burton 24-27; Kurt Busch 28-29; R. Newman 30; Kyle Busch 31-43; S. Speed # 44; Kyle Busch 45-47; D. Earnhardt Jr. 48-49; M. Kenseth 50-52; D. Earnhardt Jr. 53-61; M. Waltrip 62; M. Truex Jr. 63-74; D. Hamlin 75-76; J. Montoya 77; D. Earnhardt Jr. 78-79; J. Johnson 80; D. Hamlin 81-82; S. Hornish Jr. 83-85; J. Nemechek 86; P. Menard 87-88; D. Hamlin 89-91; J. Johnson 92; D. Hamlin 93-110; D. Earnhardt Jr. 111-113; M. Truex Jr. 114-115; J. Logano # 116; M. Truex Jr. 117-120; B. Vickers 121-122; M. Truex Jr. 123-124; C. Edwards 125; Kyle Busch 126-133; E. Sadler 134-136; Kurt Busch 137-139; D. Hamlin 140; C. Mears 141-142; J. Burton 143; D. Earnhardt Jr. 144; Kurt Busch 145; D. Earnhardt Jr. 146-147; J. Mayfield 148; Kurt Busch 149-153; Kyle Busch 154-171; M. Kenseth 172-177; R. Newman 178-186; C. Edwards 187; B. Keselowski 188;

Coors Light Pole Award : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42 (188.171 mph)
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Greg Biffle, #16
DOW Automotive Strategic Call of the Race : Brad Keselowski, #09
EA Sports Move of the Race : Brad Keselowski, #09
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Carl Edwards, #99 (200.641 mph, Lap 187)
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder : Brad Keselowski, #09
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Brad Keselowski, #09
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Greg Biffle, #16 (.272 sec )
O'Reilly People, Service and Performance Award : Joey Logano, #20 (313.694 sec)
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Scott Speed, #82
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Brad Keselowski, #09
Tissot Pit Road Precision Award : Dale Earnhardt, Jr, #88 (255.440 sec)

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