Auto Club Speedway
Auto Club 500
February 21, 2010

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 2

AUTO CLUB 500

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Fontana, Calif. – Feb. 21, 2010

2-Mile Oval

500 M – 250 L – Purse: $6,004,818

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Fin.      Str.         Car                                                                                                                                         NSCS       Bonus      Driver

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

 1           7         48       Jimmie Johnson           Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet                                 250          195        **10       141.8       $333,103  Running

 2           6         29       Kevin Harvick              Shell/Pennzoil Chevrolet                                            250          175             *5       117.0         248,651  Running

 3         14         31       Jeff Burton                  Caterpillar Chevrolet                                                  250          170             *5       119.3         213,265  Running

 4         10           5       Mark Martin                  GoDaddy.com Chevrolet                                           250          165             *5       118.0         151,475  Running

 5         19         20       Joey Logano               Home Depot Toyota                                                   250          155                         85.9         158,315  Running

 6         12           2       Kurt Busch                  Miller Lite Dodge                                                        250          155             *5         95.3         161,973  Running

 7         20         17       Matt Kenseth               Crown Royal Ford                                                     250          146                         94.0         152,201  Running

 8           3         33       Clint Bowyer               Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet                     250          147             *5       114.6         113,650  Running

 9         16         14       Tony Stewart              Old Spice/Office Depot Chevrolet                             250          138                         88.5         138,673  Running

10        35         16       Greg Biffle                   3M Ford                                                                     250          134                         90.6         116,175  Running

11        13         82       Scott Speed                Red Bull Toyota                                                         250          135             *5         74.0         117,023  Running

12        23         83       Brian Vickers              Red Bull Toyota                                                         250          132             *5       102.1         134,973  Running

13        31         99       Carl Edwards              Aflac Ford                                                                 250          124                         82.1         134,148  Running

14          9         18       Kyle Busch                  Interstate Batteries Toyota                                        250          126             *5         97.5         139,531  Running

15        11         00       David Reutimann         Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota                                250          118                         81.2         125,781  Running

16          8         77       Sam Hornish Jr.           Auto Club Dodge                                                       250          115                         74.2         102,325  Running

17          1           1       Jamie McMurray          Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet                250          112                         75.7         138,654  Running

18        36         98       Paul Menard                Energizer/Menards Ford                                           250          109                         61.0         101,025  Running

19        22         78       Regan Smith                Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet                               250          106                         59.9           99,975  Running

20        28         24       Jeff Gordon                 DuPont Chevrolet                                                      250          108             *5         86.9         141,226  Running

21        21         12       Brad Keselowski         AAA Insurance Dodge                                              250          100                         66.0         117,435  Running

22        17         36       Mike Bliss                    Wave Energy Drink Chevrolet                                   250            97                         56.6           86,300  Running

23        15           6       David Ragan                UPS Ford                                                                   250            94                         61.3           98,975  Running

24        37         19       Elliott Sadler                 Stanley Ford                                                              249            91                         47.2           96,650  Running

25        29         43       AJ Allmendinger          Best Buy Ford                                                           249            88                         56.3         125,776  Running

26        41         38       David Gilliland              Taco Bell Ford                                                           249            85                         43.1         105,710  Running

27        33         71       Bobby Labonte            TaxSlayer.com Chevrolet                                          249            82                         49.4           87,250  Running

28        43         13       Max Papis                    GEICO Toyota                                                            249            79                         35.6           82,650  Running

29        25         11       Denny Hamlin              FedEx Freight Toyota                                                248            81             *5         63.1         102,525  Running

30        39         34       Travis Kvapil               Long John Silver's Ford                                            248            73                         41.5           86,700  Running

31        38         37       Kevin Conway #         Extenze Ford                                                             247            70                         31.9         103,073  Running

32        27         88       Dale Earnhardt Jr.       AMP Energy Juice/National Guard Chevrolet            238            67                         57.8           90,075  Running

33        40           7       Robby Gordon             Warner Music Nashville Toyota                                230            64                         35.5           97,098 Overheating

34          4           9       Kasey Kahne              Budweiser Ford                                                        221            61                         72.7         124,140  Running

35        26         47       Marcos Ambrose        Armor All Toyota                                                       170            58                         46.0         101,498 Overheating

36        18         39       Ryan Newman            Haas Automation Chevrolet                                      148            55                         72.9         108,904  Engine

37          2         42       Juan Pablo Montoya    Target Chevrolet                                                       140            57             *5         89.9         122,156  Engine

38        42         26       Boris Said                    Sacred Power/Southern Pride Trucking Ford             67            49                         25.8           80,525  Rear Gear

39        34         56       Martin Truex Jr.           NAPA Toyota                                                              64            46                         57.4           80,405  Engine

40        32         87       Joe Nemechek             FrontRowJoe.com Toyota                                           48            43                         31.0           80,250  Rear Gear

41          5         66       Dave Blaney                Prism Motorsports Toyota                                           43            45             *5         38.4           80,080  Engine

42        30         55       Michael McDowell       Prism Motorsports Toyota                                           40            37                         34.6           79,990  Engine

43        24         09       Aric Almirola                Phoenix Racing Chevrolet                                           34            34                         30.4           80,347  Engine

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

Failed to qualify: (3) #90 Casey Mears, #35 Johnny Sauter, #46 Terry Cook.

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 72,000, Johnson won the Auto Club 500, his 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup victory. To start the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: No. 11 (engine change).

 

TIME OF RACE:  3 hours, 31 minutes, 24 seconds                                    AVERAGE SPEED: 141.911 mph                               MARGIN OF VICTORY:  1.523 seconds

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Jamie McMurray (183.744 mph, 39.185 secs.)

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE AWARD: Gil Martin (crew chief for Kevin Harvick)

GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST LAP AWARD: Juan Pablo Montoya (181.164 mph, Lap 2)

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

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

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

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

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS AWARD: Greg Biffle (25 places)

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE RACE AWARD: Kevin Conway

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE AWARD: Jimmie Johnson

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD: Jeff Gordon (257.809 sec.)

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD: Jeff Burton (46 laps)

CAUTION FLAGS: 6 cautions for 30 laps. [Beneficiary] 59-61 (Debris, Turn 1-2 [43]); 94-97 (#9-Spin Turn 4 [47]); 141-145 (Fluid on Track [6]); 149-153 (Fluid on Track [71]); 194-200 (Rain [12]); 225-230 (#12-Spin Frontstretch [33]).

LAP LEADERS: 26 lead changes among 13 drivers. McMurray-pole, Montoya 1-29, Johnson 30-37, Vickers 38-39, Blaney 40-42, Johnson 43-55, Harvick 56-59, Johnson 60-61, Harvick 62-81, Johnson 82-86, Harvick 87-89, Johnson 90-97, Martin 98-100, Johnson 101-134, Ku. Busch 135, Johnson 136-142, J. Gordon 143-153, Burton 154, Ky. Busch 155-165, Burton 166-181, Bowyer 182-183, Martin 184-185, Vickers 186-188, Hamlin 189-194, Speed 195-197, Burton 198-226, Johnson 227-250.

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

 


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12 (Wins)

 1 –Kevin Harvick                         331           (0)

 2 –Clint Bowyer                          312           (0)

 3 –Greg Biffle                              304           (0)

 4 –Jamie McMurray                     302           (1)

 5 –Jeff Burton                             300           (0)

 6 –Mark Martin                             297           (0)

 7 –Matt Kenseth                          288           (0)

 8 –David Reutimann                     273           (0)

 9 –Joey Logano                          263           (0)

10–Carl Edwards                         262           (0)

11–Kurt Busch                             254           (0)

12–Jimmie Johnson                      253           (1)

 

SUNOCO DIAMOND PERF. AWARD

                                Car #          Pts.

Jamie McMurray          (#  1)            1

Jimmie Johnson          (#48)            1

 

RAYBESTOS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Kevin Conway                                11

Terry Cook                                       2

 


MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

                                   Pts         Wins

Chevrolet                     18              2

Toyota                         10              0

Ford                               9              0

Dodge                            7              0

 

MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Jamie McMurray            (#  1)              1

Kurt Busch                     (#  2)              1

 

O’REILLY AUTO PARTS AWARD

                                      Car #            Pts.

Greg Biffle                     (#16)              1

Jeff Burton                     (#31)              1

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Mark Martin                                          1

Jamie McMurray                                  1

 

MOOG PROBLEM SOLVER OF RACE

AWARD                          Car #            Pts.

Todd Berrier                  (#31)              1

Lance McGrew               (#88)              1

 


GOODYEAR GATORBACK BELTS FASTEST

LAP AWARD                  Car #          Pts.

Juan Pablo Montoya     (#42)              1

Kasey Kahne                 (#  9)              1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER AWARD

                                    Car #              Pts.

Earnhardt/Childress      (#29)                28

Earnhardt/Childress      (#33)                21

Earnhardt/Childress      (#  1)                21

 

WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER AWARD

                                        Car #          Pts.

Kevin Harvick                   (#29)              1

Jeff Burton                       (#31)              1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR

                                        Car #          Pts.

Gil Martin                        (#29)              2

 

TISSOT “PIT ROAD PRECISION” AWARD

                                    Car #              Pts.

Jeff Gordon                  (#24)                  1

Juan Pablo Montoya   (#42)                  1


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

NASCAR Race Number 2
Unofficial Race Results for the Auto Club 500
Sunday, February 21, 2010 Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA
2 Mile Paved Total Race Length - 250 Laps - 500 Miles - Purse: $6,021,218

Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
Manu
Laps
Run
Points Bonus
Pts
Driver
Ranking
Total
Award
Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/Kobalt Tools Chevy 250 195 10 141.8 $332,803 Running 8 101
2 6 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 250 175 5 117 $248,376 Running 3 27
3 14 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 250 170 5 119.3 $212,990 Running 3 46
4 10 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 250 165 5 118 $151,200 Running 2 5
5 19 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 250 155   85.9 $158,040 Running    
6 12 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 250 155 5 95.3 $161,698 Running 1 1
7 20 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 250 146   94 $151,926 Running    
8 3 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 250 147 5 114.6 $113,375 Running 1 2
9 16 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice/Office Depot Chevy 250 138   88.5 $138,398 Running    
10 35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 250 134   90.6 $115,900 Running    
11 13 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 250 135 5 74 $117,023 Running 1 3
12 23 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 250 132 5 102.1 $134,698 Running 2 5
13 31 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 250 124   82.1 $133,873 Running    
14 9 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 250 126 5 97.5 $139,256 Running 1 11
15 11 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 250 118   81.2 $125,506 Running    
16 8 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Auto Club Dodge 250 115   74.2 $102,050 Running    
17 1 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevy 250 112   75.7 $138,379 Running    
18 36 98 Paul Menard Energizer/Menards Ford 250 109   61 $100,750 Running    
19 22 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 250 106   59.9 $99,700 Running    
20 28 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 250 108 5 86.9 $140,951 Running 1 11
21 21 12 Brad Keselowski AAA Insurance Dodge Dodge 250 100   66 $117,160 Running    
22 17 36 Mike Bliss Wave Energy Drink Chevy 250 97   56.6 $86,300 Running    
23 15 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 250 94   61.3 $98,700 Running    
24 37 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Ford 249 91   47.2 $96,375 Running    
25 29 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 249 88   56.3 $125,501 Running    
26 41 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 249 85   43.1 $105,710 Running    
27 33 71 Bobby Labonte TaxSlayer.com Chevy 249 82   49.4 $87,250 Running    
28 43 13 Max Papis GEICO Toyota 249 79   35.6 $82,650 Running    
29 25 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight Toyota 248 81 5 63.1 $102,250 Running 1 6
30 39 34 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 248 73   41.5 $86,700 Running    
31 38 37 Kevin Conway # Extenze Ford 247 70   31.9 $103,073 Running    
32 27 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. AMP Energy Juice / National Guard Chevy 238 67   57.8 $89,800 Running    
33 40 7 Robby Gordon Warner Music Nashville Toyota 230 64   35.5 $97,098 Overheating    
34 4 9 Kasey Kahne Budweiser Ford 221 61   72.7 $123,865 Running    
35 26 47 Marcos Ambrose Armor All Toyota 170 58   46 $101,223 Overheating    
36 18 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 148 55   72.9 $108,629 Engine    
37 2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 140 57 5 89.9 $121,881 Engine 1 29
38 42 26 Boris Said Sacred Power/Southern Pride Trucking Ford 67 49   25.8 $88,525 Rear Gear    
39 34 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Toyota 64 46   57.4 $80,405 Engine    
40 32 87 Joe Nemechek FrontRowJoe.com Toyota 48 43   31 $80,250 Rear Gear    
41 5 66 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota 43 45 5 38.4 $80,080 Engine 1 3
42 30 55 Michael McDowell Prism Motorsports Toyota 40 37   34.6 $79,990 Engine    
43 24 09 Aric Almirola Phoenix Racing Chevy 34 34   30.4 $80,347 Engine    

Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 72,000,Jimmie Johnson won the Auto Club 500, his 48th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory.

To start the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #11 (engine change).

Failed to Qualify: (3) #90 Casey Mears, #35 Johnny Sauter, #46 Terry Cook #.

Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 31 Mins, 24 Secs.
Average Speed: 141.911 MPH
Margin of Victory: 1.523 Seconds

Caution Flags: 6 for 30 laps: Laps: 59-61 (Debris Turn 1-2 [43]); 94-97 (#9 spin Turn 4 [47]); 141-145 (Fluid on track [6]); 149-153 (Fluid on track [71]); 194-200 (Rain [12]); 225-230 (#12 spin frontstretch [33]).

Lead Changes: 26 among 13 drivers: 0; J. Montoya 1-29; J. Johnson 30-37; B. Vickers 38-39; D. Blaney 40-42; J. Johnson 43-55; K. Harvick 56-59; J. Johnson 60-61; K. Harvick 62-81; J. Johnson 82-86; K. Harvick 87-89; J. Johnson 90-97; M. Martin 98-100; J. Johnson 101-134; Kurt Busch 135; J. Johnson 136-142; J. Gordon 143-153; J. Burton 154; Kyle Busch 155-165; J. Burton 166-181; C. Bowyer 182-183; M. Martin 184-185; B. Vickers 186-188; D. Hamlin 189-194; S. Speed 195-197; J. Burton 198-226; J. Johnson 227-250.

Coors Light Pole Award : Jamie McMurray, #1 183.744 mph
DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Kevin Harvick, #29 crew chief Gil Martin
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42 181.164 mph, Lap 2
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race : Kurt Busch, #2
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Jeff Burton, #31 crew chief Todd Berrier, 0.314 seconds
O'Reilly Auto Parts Award : Greg Biffle, #16 25 places
Raybestos Rookie of the Race : Kevin Conway, #37
Sunoco Diamond Performance : Jimmie Johnson, #48
Tissot Pit Road Precision : Jeff Gordon, #24 257.809 seconds
WIX Filters Lap Leader : Jeff Burton, #31 46 Laps
NASCAR PR used with permission

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