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2008 AMP Energy 500


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 30 of 36
Sunday, October 5, 2008 at Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL
188 laps* on a 2.660 mile paved track (500.1 miles)

Time of race: 3:36:10
Average Speed: 140.281 mph
Pole Speed: 187.364 mph
Cautions: 10 for 41 laps
Margin of Victory: .052 sec
Attendance: 145,000
Lead changes: 64

Glossary    2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2008 standings

'Chase' drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
13420   Tony Stewart Subway / Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota190270,136running24195
2 515   Paul Menard Menards / Johns Manville   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet190177,400running6175
3166   David Ragan AAA Travel   (Jack Roush)Ford190149,200running11170
41731   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet190162,983running8165
53507   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet190125,525running0155
63243   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge190139,211running0150
71166   Scott Riggs Hunt Brothers Pizza   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet190117,083running4151
8427   Robby Gordon Mapei / Menards   (Robby Gordon)Dodge190123,808running0142
92048   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet190137,661running3143
104019   Elliott Sadler Monopoly at McDonald's   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge190116,370running4139
11 778   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row / DenverMattress.com   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet19081,875running1135
121400   Kenny Wallace Champion Mortgage   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota19097,758running3132
13 38   Aric Almirola U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet190117,783running3129
14 25   Casey Mears Pop-Tarts / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet19095,725running2126
153718   Kyle Busch Pedigree   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota19095,250running20123
164396   Ken Schrader DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad)Toyota19088,300running0115
172345   Terry Labonte Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge19090,858running0112
18 401   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet19088,650running0109
192555   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota18788,072running1111
203929   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet179129,486running22108
21332   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge17778,275running2105
222922   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Toyota17677,475engine097
233041   Reed Sorenson Memorex   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge175105,264running299
242216   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford17485,075crash296
251342   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge173104,708crash993
263117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford173121,091crash590
27 128   Travis Kvapil Academy Sports & Outdoors   (Yates Racing)Ford173109,664crash1087
281588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy "Ride With Dale Jr."   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17383,300crash1984
291299   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford173120,075crash281
30 633   Mike Wallace Realtree "Driven to the Outdoors"   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet16972,475running073
312184   Mike Skinner Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota16072,325running070
322826   Jamie McMurray BernzOmatic Fat Boy   (Jack Roush)Ford15980,650running372
332721   Jon Wood Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford15491,295running064
34 870   Tony Raines iQ Drive   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet14871,825crash061
35 983   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota13479,650running1063
36389   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge112101,491crash160
371944   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota11071,375engine052
382624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet104120,186crash354
393611   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota98106,116crash951
404138   David Gilliland Ford. Drive One.   (Yates Racing)Ford6870,985crash043
41101   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet68101,868crash145
421809   Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts & Gaming   (James Finch)Chevrolet6870,705engine037
432412   Ryan Newman Alltel / Samsung HDTV   (Roger Penske)Dodge48112,653engine034
* Race extended to 190 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Jimmie Johnson48unapproved impound adjustment
David Ragan6engine change
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88engine change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Sam Hornish, Jr.77Mobil 1Roger PenskeDodge
45Patrick Carpentier10Tow Truck in a BoxGillett-Evernham MotorsportsDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13434  
35384   debris#7
39468  
47493   debris#48
50545  
55584   #21,24,44,48 accident backstretch#7
596810  
69724   #1,9,26,38,45,70,83,84 accident tri-oval#00
73819  
82865   debris#96
879913  
1001045   #11 accident turn 2#96
10513935  
1401445   debris#45
14516521  
1661694   #29 spun turn 3#45
1701745  
1751784   #16,17,18,22,28,29,41,42,55,78,88,99 accident turn 3#45
1791857  
1861883   debrisnone
1891902  
  Percent of race run under caution: 21.6%             Average green flag run: 13.5 laps

'Lucky Dog' recipients prior to 2009 were compiled by Jayski.com.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Travis Kvapil188
  Carl Edwards991
  Brian Vickers10134
  Aric Almirola14163
  David Ragan17259
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.26294
  Travis Kvapil30312
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.32343
  Carl Edwards35351
  Jeff Gordon36383
  Jeff Burton39391
  Matt Kenseth40423
  Brian Vickers43431
  Elliott Sadler44441
  Casey Mears45462
  Kevin Harvick47471
  Elliott Sadler48503
  Kyle Busch51511
  Kurt Busch52532
  Jamie McMurray54541
  Brian Vickers55595
  Denny Hamlin60601
  Kasey Kahne61611
  Reed Sorenson62632
  Jamie McMurray64652
  Martin Truex, Jr.66661
  Kevin Harvick67671
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.68692
  Scott Riggs70701
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.71733
  Denny Hamlin74752
  Jimmie Johnson76761
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.77771
  Jimmie Johnson78792
  Tony Stewart80801
  Juan Pablo Montoya81811
  Greg Biffle82821
  Kyle Busch83897
  Denny Hamlin90901
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.91911
  Denny Hamlin92921
  Matt Kenseth93931
  Denny Hamlin94952
  Matt Kenseth96961
  Denny Hamlin97982
  Kyle Busch99991
  Kenny Wallace1001012
  Scott Riggs1021043
  Paul Menard1051062
  Tony Stewart1071071
  Paul Menard1081114
  Tony Stewart1121165
  Jeff Burton1171193
  Kevin Harvick12013920
  Kenny Wallace1401401
  Greg Biffle1411411
  Joe Nemechek1421421
  Kyle Busch14315311
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1541552
  Jeff Burton1561594
  David Ragan1601612
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1621643
  Michael Waltrip1651651
  Juan Pablo Montoya1661738
  Tony Stewart17419017

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 5718    
2   Carl Edwards 5646   -72  
3   Greg Biffle 5641   -77  
4   Jeff Burton 5619   -99  
5   Clint Bowyer 5566   -152  
6   Kevin Harvick 5547   -171  
7   Tony Stewart 5515   -203  
8   Jeff Gordon 5486   -232  
9   Matt Kenseth 5473   -245  
10   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 5469   -249  
11   Kyle Busch 5387   -331  
12   Denny Hamlin 5383   -335  
13   David Ragan 3539   -2179  
14   Kasey Kahne 3422   -2296  
15   Ryan Newman 3181   -2537  
16   Brian Vickers 3168   -2550  
17   Martin Truex, Jr. 3151   -2567  
18   Kurt Busch 3011   -2707  
19   Bobby Labonte 2983   -2735  
20   Jamie McMurray 2949   -2769  

Non-'Chase' standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Carl Edwards 4267    
2   Jimmie Johnson 4254   -13  
3   Kyle Busch 4185   -82  
4   Jeff Burton 3993   -274  
5   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3947   -320  
6   Greg Biffle 3921   -346  
7   Kevin Harvick 3830   -437  
8   Tony Stewart 3800   -467  
9   Jeff Gordon 3707   -560  
10   Clint Bowyer 3672   -595  
11   Denny Hamlin 3608   -659  
12   Matt Kenseth 3605   -662  
13   David Ragan 3539   -728  
14   Kasey Kahne 3422   -845  
15   Ryan Newman 3181   -1086  
16   Brian Vickers 3168   -1099  
17   Martin Truex, Jr. 3151   -1116  
18   Kurt Busch 3011   -1256  
19   Bobby Labonte 2983   -1284  
20   Jamie McMurray 2949   -1318