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2009 Auto Club 500


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 2 of 36
Sunday, February 22, 2009 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
250 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:40:51
Average Speed: 135.839 mph
Pole Speed: 183.439 mph
Cautions: 5 for 43 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.463 sec
Attendance: 78,000
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2009 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
12417   Matt Kenseth Carhartt   (Jack Roush)Ford250346,615running84195
2 624   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250240,926running64175
31018   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota250211,648running0165
4 516   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford250161,200running16165
5 42   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge250133,900running2160
62311   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota250129,025running0150
72599   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford250155,181running1151
81114   Tony Stewart Old Spice / Office Depot   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet250139,748running3147
9 248   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet250160,526running74143
10 183   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota250141,473running0134
111542   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet250139,323running1135
12229   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge250139,398running0127
133812   David Stremme Penske Racing   (Roger Penske)Dodge250131,690running3129
14 700   David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota250123,223running0121
154255   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota250106,250running0118
16 326   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush)Ford250104,550running0115
17136   David Ragan UPS   (Jack Roush)Ford249103,400running0112
183728   Travis Kvapil Farmers Insurance   (Yates Racing)Ford24994,700running0109
192133   Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet24994,000running0106
201696   Bobby Labonte Ask.com   (Jeff Moorad)Ford249122,679running0103
211743   Reed Sorenson Charter Communications   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge249129,951running0100
221447   Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie / Kingsford / Clorox   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota249106,473running097
232677   Sam Hornish, Jr. Auto Club   (Roger Penske)Dodge249109,960running094
242907   Casey Mears Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet249106,325running091
252019   Elliott Sadler Best Buy   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge24998,350running088
263420   Joey Logano Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota249135,001running085
27331   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet249123,540running082
282839   Ryan Newman Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet248115,579running079
29 844   A.J. Allmendinger Charter Communications   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge24887,250running076
30127   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Toyota248104,760running073
314034   John Andretti WindowWorld.com   (Bob Jenkins)Chevrolet24892,325running175
324131   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet247130,931running067
333271   David Gilliland TRG Motorsports   (Kevin Buckler)Chevrolet24684,850running064
343941   Jeremy Mayfield All Sport   (Jeremy Mayfield)Toyota24583,700running061
35318   Aric Almirola Guitar Hero   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet24291,475engine058
363636   Scott Riggs Red Bank Outfitters   (Tommy Baldwin, Jr.)Toyota24083,325running055
372798   Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards   (Yates Racing)Ford221113,506running052
381929   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet207120,203crash049
393588   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet205100,730engine046
40185   Mark Martin Carquest / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet17990,575engine148
41 982   Scott Speed Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota17294,498engine040
423066   Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports   (Phil Parsons)Toyota5082,335fuel pump037
434387   Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota3682,690fuel pump034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Reutimann00engine change
Reed Sorenson43backup car
Michael Waltrip55engine change
Brian Vickers83engine change
Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Todd Bodine64Gunselman MotorsportsLarry GunselmanToyota
45Tony Raines37Long John Silver'sBob JenkinsDodge
46David Starr51Allegro MarinadeDavid BeanDodge
47Mike Garvey73Jani-King / Quality ConcreteBarry HaefeleDodge
48Sterling Marlin09Phoenix RacingJames FinchDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166  
72216   rainnone
234220  
43464   rainnone
4714296  
1431519   rain#55
15217019  
1711777   rain#83
17820831  
2092157   #29 accident turn 1#9
21625035  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.2%             Average green flag run: 34.5 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson14343
  John Andretti44441
  Kurt Busch45462
  Jimmie Johnson477731
  Jeff Gordon78858
  Greg Biffle86861
  Carl Edwards87871
  Jeff Gordon8812740
  Greg Biffle12814215
  Jeff Gordon1431431
  Juan Pablo Montoya1441441
  Matt Kenseth14517026
  Jeff Gordon1711711
  Tony Stewart1721743
  Mark Martin1751751
  Matt Kenseth17619520
  Jeff Gordon19620914
  David Stremme2102123
  Matt Kenseth21325038

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Matt Kenseth 385    
2   Jeff Gordon 304   -81  
3   Kurt Busch 294   -91  
4   Tony Stewart 294   -91  
5   Greg Biffle 268   -117  
6   Clint Bowyer 266   -119  
7   Michael Waltrip 264   -121  
8   David Ragan 262   -123  
9   Carl Edwards 260   -125  
10   Juan Pablo Montoya 256   -129  
11   Elliott Sadler 248   -137  
12   David Reutimann 248   -137  
13   A.J. Allmendinger 241   -144  
14   Reed Sorenson 238   -147  
15   Denny Hamlin 235   -150  
16   Kevin Harvick 219   -166  
17   Martin Truex, Jr. 217   -168  
18   Kyle Busch 215   -170  
19   Jimmie Johnson 213   -172  
20   Casey Mears 209   -176