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NASCAR Nextel Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:16:23
Average speed: 152.915 mph
Pole speed: 193.124 mph
Cautions: 6 for 27 laps
Margin of victory: 1.311 sec
Attendance: 105000
Lead changes: 31
Green flag passes: 3,337 (11.2 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup results   /   2007 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 348   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325233261running135195
21320   Tony Stewart The Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet325165461running121175
32117   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford325145016running11170
43231   Jeff Burton Cingular Wireless   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet325134516running2165
51642   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge325126200running0155
61507   Clint Bowyer DirecTV Hot Pass   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32587925running2155
71499   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush)Ford32586625running0146
8181   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325109520running0142
91141   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge325104433running1143
10 401   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet325112183running0134
11172   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge325110408running14135
12 524   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325118561running30132
13 740   David Stremme Coors Light   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32575875running0124
14228   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Budweiser   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet325116133running0121
153726   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32583475running0118
16 643   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge325110911running1120
171913   Joe Nemechek Ginn Resorts   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet32570075running0112
18 219   Elliott Sadler Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge32592670running1114
193011   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet32488650running0106
20397   Robby Gordon Motorola Digital Audio Players   (Robby Gordon)Ford32475725running0103
21 949   Mike Bliss ZoneLoans.com   (Beth Ann Morgenthau)Dodge32486783running0100
222018   J.J. Yeley Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs)Chevrolet324100233running097
23 112   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge324111000running094
242814   Sterling Marlin Panasonic Plasma HDTV   (Bobby Ginn)Chevrolet32484333running091
253629   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet324117736running193
264288   Ricky Rudd Snickers   (Yates Racing)Ford323102283running085
273522   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Toyota32388572running187
283425   Casey Mears National Guard / GMAC   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32378375running079
292670   Johnny Sauter Best Buy   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32367700running076
302738   David Gilliland M&M's   (Yates Racing)Ford32395289running073
312315   Paul Menard Menards / Quaker State   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32367500running070
32 85   Kyle Busch Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32275425running067
33386   David Ragan AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford322104125running064
344045   Kyle Petty National Tire & Battery   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge32267275running061
354166   Jeff Green Yellow Transportation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32275240running058
364344   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32067205running055
372921   Ken Schrader Little Debbie Snack Cakes   (Wood Brothers)Ford31887384running052
383396   Tony Raines DLP HDTV   (Bill Saunders)Chevrolet31875885running049
39129   Kasey Kahne Dodge Dealers / UAW   (Ray Evernham)Dodge306114291running046
402400   David Reutimann Domino's   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota29567060running043
412516   Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt   (Jack Roush)Ford28085015running040
423183   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota22767270crash542
431010   Scott Riggs Stanley Tools / Valvoline   (James Rocco)Dodge22174334engine034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Ryan Newman12engine change
Jeff Green66transmission change
Brian Vickers83engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Scott Wimmer33Camping World / RVs.comRichard ChildressChevrolet
45Ward Burton4State Water HeatersLarry McClureChevrolet
46John Andretti37Huddle HouseBob JenkinsDodge
47Michael Waltrip55NAPA Auto PartsMichael WaltripToyota
48Kenny Wallace78Furniture Row RacingBarney VisserChevrolet
49Kevin Lepage34Wyndham AtlantaBob JenkinsDodge
50Jeremy Mayfield36360 OTCBill DavisToyota
51A.J. Allmendinger84Red BullDietrich MateschitzToyota

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13636  
37404   debris#45
41143103  
1441474   debris#43
14822376  
2242274   oil on tracknone
2282303  
2312377   #00,9,16,83 accident turn 3#43
23827033  
2712744   debris#29
27531036  
3113144   debris#24
31532511  
  Percent of race run under caution: 8.3%             Average green flag run: 42.6 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jimmie Johnson13636
  Elliott Sadler37371
  Jeff Gordon38414
  Tony Stewart427938
  Jimmie Johnson80878
  Kevin Harvick88881
  Brian Vickers89913
  Kurt Busch92965
  Matt Kenseth97971
  Kurt Busch981069
  Jimmie Johnson10713226
  Reed Sorenson1331331
  Dave Blaney1341341
  Brian Vickers1351362
  Jimmie Johnson1371437
  Clint Bowyer1441441
  Jimmie Johnson14515410
  Matt Kenseth15516410
  Jimmie Johnson1651662
  Jeff Gordon16719226
  Tony Stewart1931942
  Jimmie Johnson19522329
  Dave Blaney2242241
  Jimmie Johnson22523814
  Tony Stewart23927032
  Jeff Burton2712711
  Tony Stewart27231039
  Jeff Burton3113111
  Bobby Labonte3123121
  Tony Stewart31332210
  Jimmie Johnson3233253

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Martin 629    
2   Jeff Gordon 621   -8  
3   Jeff Burton 618   -11  
4   Jimmie Johnson 601   -28  
5   Matt Kenseth 567   -62  
6   Tony Stewart 507   -122  
7   Kevin Harvick 482   -147  
8   Denny Hamlin 480   -149  
9   Clint Bowyer 479   -150  
10   Carl Edwards 471   -158  
11   David Stremme 463   -166  
12   J.J. Yeley 462   -167  
13   Elliott Sadler 456   -173  
14   Kyle Busch 449   -180  
15   Juan Pablo Montoya 443   -186  
16   Robby Gordon 433   -196  
17   Bobby Labonte 428   -201  
18   Ryan Newman 422   -207  
19   Joe Nemechek 420   -209  
20   Kurt Busch 416   -213