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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 35 of 36
Sunday, November 11, 2007 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
312 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (312.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:01:46
Average speed: 102.989 mph
Pole speed: 132.773 mph
Cautions: 10 for 42 laps
Margin of victory: .870 sec
Attendance: 105000
Lead changes: 10
Green flag passes: 2,353 (8.7 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2007 standings

Playoff drivers are highlighted in green in the qualifying and race results.

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 648   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312245011running55190
2 716   Greg Biffle Dish Network   (Jack Roush)Ford312175075running0170
31817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Technology   (Jack Roush)Ford312172291running93175
42120   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet312156211running0160
51312   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge312141125running4160
63429   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet312136386running0150
7 21   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet312122895running72151
8385   Kyle Busch Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31299475running0142
91231   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet312114966running0138
10 324   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet312124911running0134
112007   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet31284975running0130
12 92   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge312109333running0127
131125   Casey Mears National Guard / GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31287925running0124
14 418   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet312100183running0121
15 570   Johnny Sauter Yellow Transportation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet31272850running0118
161511   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet31284925running0115
171442   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge312106700running0112
183243   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge312107036running0109
192541   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31295258running1111
203740   David Stremme Wrigley's Juicy Fruit   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge31271725running0103
212283   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota31268625running0100
221915   Paul Menard Menards / Johns Manville   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31268400running097
232326   Jamie McMurray Irwin   (Jack Roush)Ford31277475running094
24397   Robby Gordon Menards / MAPEI   (Robby Gordon)Ford31267925running091
252909   Sterling Marlin Miccosukee Resorts   (James Finch)Chevrolet31165000running088
262801   Aric Almirola U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet31175575running085
271619   Elliott Sadler Siemens   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge31185695running082
284238   David Gilliland M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford31194314running079
293645   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31183133running076
302606   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Dodge31064150running073
311722   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Toyota31088883running070
32416   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush)Ford31099400running067
332410   Patrick Carpentier Valvoline / Sears Auto Center   (James Rocco)Dodge31072400running064
344321   Bill Elliott Ore-Ida / Heinz   (Wood Brothers)Ford31082539running061
353388   Ricky Rudd Pedigree   (Yates Racing)Ford30994233running058
363036   Johnny Benson, Jr. 360 OTC   (Bill Davis)Toyota30863050running055
37 896   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet29170925running052
383178   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet24162825crash049
394066   Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet21282333engine046
40109   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge147109716crash043
412727   Jacques Villeneuve UNICEF   (Bill Davis)Toyota13662380crash040
42 199   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford12598155engine8742
43358   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet118107820crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Brian Vickers83engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Michael Waltrip55NAPA Auto PartsMichael WaltripToyota
45A.J. Allmendinger84Red BullDietrich MateschitzToyota
46Ward Burton4Lucas Oil / State Water HeatersLarry McClureChevrolet
47John Andretti49HealthLife.comBeth Ann MorgenthauDodge
48Dale Jarrett44UPSMichael WaltripToyota
49David Reutimann00Burger KingMichael WaltripToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12525  
26283   #38 spun frontstretchnone
298658  
87904   debris#45
91955  
961016   #78 spun turn 4#01
1021087  
1091113   debris#7
1121198  
1201245   #8 accident backstretch#83
12513814  
1391435   #27 accident backstretch#19
1441485  
1491546   #9,96 accident turn 4#38
15523480  
2352395   #22 accident turn 1#41
2402445  
2452473   #78 spun turn 2#7
24827023  
2712744   debris#83
27531238  
  Percent of race run under caution: 14.1%             Average green flag run: 24.4 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Carl Edwards18787
  Martin Truex, Jr.8813851
  Matt Kenseth13918749
  Jimmie Johnson18821831
  Martin Truex, Jr.2192202
  Reed Sorenson2212211
  Matt Kenseth22223514
  Ryan Newman2362394
  Matt Kenseth24026930
  Martin Truex, Jr.27028819
  Jimmie Johnson28931224

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmie Johnson 6572    
2   Jeff Gordon 6486   -86  
3   Clint Bowyer 6331   -241  
4   Kyle Busch 6185   -387  
5   Tony Stewart 6169   -403  
6   Matt Kenseth 6103   -469  
7   Kevin Harvick 6093   -479  
8   Jeff Burton 6089   -483  
9   Carl Edwards 6067   -505  
10   Kurt Busch 6056   -516  
11   Martin Truex, Jr. 6009   -563  
12   Denny Hamlin 5973   -599  
13   Ryan Newman 3932   -2640  
14   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3874   -2698  
15   Greg Biffle 3867   -2705  
16   Casey Mears 3829   -2743  
17   Jamie McMurray 3430   -3142  
18   Bobby Labonte 3423   -3149  
19   Kasey Kahne 3398   -3174  
20   J.J. Yeley 3386   -3186  

Non-playoff standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 5295    
2   Jimmie Johnson 4951   -344  
3   Tony Stewart 4676   -619  
4   Matt Kenseth 4523   -772  
5   Clint Bowyer 4510   -785  
6   Kyle Busch 4477   -818  
7   Denny Hamlin 4453   -842  
8   Carl Edwards 4419   -876  
9   Jeff Burton 4407   -888  
10   Kevin Harvick 4238   -1057  
11   Kurt Busch 4196   -1099  
12   Martin Truex, Jr. 4159   -1136  
13   Ryan Newman 3932   -1363  
14   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 3874   -1421  
15   Greg Biffle 3867   -1428  
16   Casey Mears 3829   -1466  
17   Jamie McMurray 3430   -1865  
18   Bobby Labonte 3423   -1872  
19   Kasey Kahne 3398   -1897  
20   J.J. Yeley 3386   -1909