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

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)