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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.5 miles)

Time of race: 3:33:01
Average Speed: 140.975 mph
Pole Speed: 185.251 mph
Cautions: 8 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.066 sec
Attendance: 100,000
Lead changes: 26

Glossary    2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2008 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet29.927   185.251    
2   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet29.990   184.862    
3   Martin Truex, Jr.1Chevrolet30.162   183.807    
4   Carl Edwards99Ford30.246   183.297    
5   Bobby Labonte43Dodge30.254   183.248    
6   Kyle Busch18Toyota30.310   182.910    
7   Clint Bowyer07Chevrolet30.336   182.753    
8   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet30.357   182.627    
9   Kasey Kahne9Dodge30.404   182.344    
10   Mark Martin8Chevrolet30.406   182.332    
11   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet30.427   182.207    
12   Ryan Newman12Dodge30.439   182.135    
13   Greg Biffle16Ford30.475   181.920    
14   David Ragan6Ford30.484   181.866    
15   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet30.491   181.824    
16   Dave Blaney22Toyota30.499   181.776    
17   Joe Nemechek78Chevrolet30.504   181.747   *
18   Elliott Sadler19Dodge30.506   181.735    
19   Juan Pablo Montoya42Dodge30.543   181.515    
20   Paul Menard15Chevrolet30.553   181.455    
21   Patrick Carpentier10Dodge30.574   181.331   *
22   Denny Hamlin11Toyota30.578   181.307    
23   Dario Franchitti40Dodge30.582   181.283    
24   Jamie McMurray26Ford30.628   181.011    
25   Reed Sorenson41Dodge30.636   180.964    
26   Robby Gordon7Dodge30.651   180.875    
27   Michael Waltrip55Toyota30.699   180.592   *
28   Scott Riggs66Chevrolet30.710   180.528    
29   Kurt Busch2Dodge30.712   180.516   *
30   David Reutimann00Toyota30.732   180.398   *
31   David Gilliland38Ford30.738   180.363    
32   Tony Stewart20Toyota30.761   180.228    
33   Sam Hornish, Jr.77Dodge30.792   180.047    
34   Mike Skinner84Toyota30.792   180.047   *
35   Brian Vickers83Toyota30.804   179.977   *
36   Ken Schrader49Dodge30.838   179.778   *
37   Bill Elliott21Ford30.845   179.737   *
38   Jeremy Mayfield70Chevrolet30.848   179.720    
39   J.J. Yeley96Toyota30.883   179.516    
40   Johnny Benson, Jr.27Toyota30.901   179.412   *
41   Matt Kenseth17Ford30.910   179.359    
42   Casey Mears5Chevrolet31.028   178.677    
43   Kyle Petty45Dodge31.034   178.643    
44   Regan Smith01Chevrolet31.304   177.102   OP
45   Travis Kvapil28Ford31.339   176.904   OP
46   Burney Lamar08Dodge31.425   176.420   *
47   Dale Jarrett44Toyota31.459   176.229   PC
48   John Andretti34Chevrolet31.469   176.173   *

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Ken Schrader (#49), Bill Elliott (#21), Johnny Benson, Jr. (#27), Burney Lamar (#08), John Andretti (#34)