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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 (500.500 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: 100000
Lead changes: 26
Green flag passes: 1,580 (5.4 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2008 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 618   Kyle Busch Snickers   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota325175575running173195
23220   Tony Stewart Home Depot 10 Years Service Award   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota325162886running0170
3 288   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325125050running62170
41316   Greg Biffle Jackson Hewitt   (Jack Roush)Ford325106875running1165
5 124   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325136686running1160
6 707   Clint Bowyer DirecTV   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32594850running52155
7 829   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet325124086running0146
83817   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford325124341running0142
93583   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota32579200running1143
101531   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet325123958running0134
11292   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge32579325running0130
12 543   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge325114436running1132
131148   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet325127786running0124
141212   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske)Dodge324115075running0121
152211   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota324112691running0118
161942   Juan Pablo Montoya Wrigley's Big Red   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge324104058running0115
17395   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet32489850running0112
182866   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet32493808running0109
192015   Paul Menard Menards / Energizer   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32483225running0106
203000   David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32392808running0103
21 31   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet323105633running0100
22108   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet323108458running097
23146   David Ragan AAA   (Jack Roush)Ford32383850running094
24267   Robby Gordon Valvoline / Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Dodge32395858running091
253377   Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Truck Rental   (Roger Penske)Dodge323117550running088
264344   Dale Jarrett UPS   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32273725running085
273484   Mike Skinner Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota32269800running082
28 99   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge322107041running184
294228   Travis Kvapil Zaxby's   (Yates Racing)Ford32299689running076
302755   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32181508running073
312541   Reed Sorenson Target / Polaroid   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32199489running070
323138   David Gilliland FreeCreditReport.com   (Yates Racing)Ford32181222running067
332340   Dario Franchitti Fastenal   (Chip Ganassi)Dodge32178050running064
341622   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis)Toyota32169025running061
352110   Patrick Carpentier Cintas   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge32068990running058
361778   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser)Chevrolet32068955running055
373796   J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV / H.H. Gregg   (Jeff Moorad)Toyota32076920running052
384101   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.)Chevrolet32076885running049
393670   Jeremy Mayfield Haas Automation   (Gene Haas)Chevrolet31868850running046
402426   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford31776810running043
414045   Kyle Petty Paralyzed Veterans of America   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge31368765running040
42 499   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford274116145engine3342
431819   Elliott Sadler Best Buy / Garmin   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports)Dodge25794518crash034

To the back:
NameNbrReason
Matt Kenseth17transmission change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
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
ReasonFree
Pass
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