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2008 Kobalt Tools 500


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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

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led Points
1 618   Kyle Busch Snickers   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota325175,575running173195
23220   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota325162,886running0170
5 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325136,686running1160
131148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325127,786running0124
3 288   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325125,050running62170
83817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford325124,341running0142
7 829   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet325124,086running0146
101531   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet325123,958running0134
253377   Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Truck Rental   (Roger Penske)Dodge323117,550running088
42 499   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford274116,145engine3342
141212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge324115,075running0121
12 543   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge325114,436running1132
152211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota324112,691running0118
22108   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet323108,458running097
28 99   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge322107,041running184
41316   Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt   (Jack Roush)Ford325106,875running1165
21 31   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet323105,633running0100
161942   Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Big Red   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge324104,058running0115
294228   Travis Kvapil Zaxby's   (Yates Racing)Ford32299,689running076
312541   Reed Sorenson Target / Polaroid   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32199,489running070
24267   Robby Gordon Valvoline / Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Dodge32395,858running091
6 707   Clint Bowyer DirecTV   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32594,850running52155
431819   Elliott Sadler Best Buy   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge25794,518crash034
182866   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32493,808running0109
203000   David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32392,808running0103
17395   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32489,850running0112
23146   David Ragan AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford32383,850running094
192015   Paul Menard Menards / Energizer   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32483,225running0106
302755   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32181,508running073
323138   David Gilliland FreeCreditReport.com   (Yates Racing)Ford32181,222running067
11292   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge32579,325running0130
93583   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota32579,200running1143
332340   Dario Franchitti Fastenal   (Felix Sabates)Dodge32178,050running064
373796   J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad)Toyota32076,920running052
384101   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32076,885running049
402426   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford31776,810running043
264344   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32273,725running085
273484   Mike Skinner Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota32269,800running082
341622   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Toyota32169,025running061
352110   Patrick Carpentier Cintas   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge32068,990running058
361778   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet32068,955running055
393670   Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet31868,850running046
414045   Kyle Petty Paralyzed Veterans of America   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31368,765running040

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Matt Kenseth17transmission change

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Ken Schrader49Qtrax.comBeth Ann MorgenthauDodge
45Bill Elliott21Little Debbie Nutty BarsWood BrothersFord
46Johnny Benson, Jr.27Toyota Certified Used VehiclesBill DavisToyota
47Burney Lamar08Rhino's Energy DrinkJohn CarterDodge
48John Andretti34Front Row MotorsportsBob JenkinsChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13838  
39424   debris#83
438543  
86894   debris#15
9011425  
1151184   #9 spun frontstretch#17
11919981  
2002045   debris#83
20522117  
2222254   #19 spun turn 4#16
2262327  
2332353   #19 accident turn 2#48
23626227  
2632675   #19 accident backstretch#48
26828215  
2832886   oil turn 4#2
28932537  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.8%             Average green flag run: 32.2 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.13939
  Kasey Kahne40401
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.415919
  Kyle Busch608526
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.86861
  Kyle Busch8711428
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.1151151
  Greg Biffle1161161
  Kyle Busch11715135
  Clint Bowyer15216716
  Carl Edwards1681681
  Jeff Gordon1691691
  Clint Bowyer17020435
  Kyle Busch20522117
  Clint Bowyer2222221
  Brian Vickers2232231
  Kyle Busch22423916
  Carl Edwards24026223
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2632631
  Bobby Labonte2642641
  Carl Edwards2652673
  Kyle Busch2682681
  Carl Edwards2692746
  Kyle Busch27528410
  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.2852851
  Kyle Busch28632540

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Kyle Busch 665    
2   Greg Biffle 592   -73  
3   Kevin Harvick 574   -91  
4   Ryan Newman 571   -94  
5   Jeff Burton 555   -110  
6   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 531   -134  
7   Kasey Kahne 528   -137  
8   Tony Stewart 525   -140  
9   Brian Vickers 491   -174  
10   Kurt Busch 478   -187  
11   Martin Truex, Jr. 471   -194  
12   Matt Kenseth 470   -195  
13   Jimmie Johnson 467   -198  
14   Bobby Labonte 462   -203  
15   Jeff Gordon 444   -221  
16   Clint Bowyer 436   -229  
17   Carl Edwards 433   -232  
18   Mark Martin 421   -244  
19   Denny Hamlin 413   -252  
20   Elliott Sadler 402   -263