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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 4 of 36
Sunday, March 8, 2009 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
325 laps* on a 1.540 mile paved track (500.500 miles)

Time of race: 3:59:01
Average speed: 127.573 mph
Pole speed: 187.045 mph
Cautions: 11 for 54 laps
Margin of victory: .332 sec
Attendance: 94400
Lead changes: 13
Green flag passes: 1,774 (6.4 per green flag lap)
(Source: NASCAR loop data)

Glossary    2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2009 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 22   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske)Dodge330164175running234195
21624   Jeff Gordon DuPont / National Guard Youth Challenge   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet330186276running47175
32999   Carl Edwards Aflac   (Jack Roush)Ford330156556running28170
41029   Kevin Harvick Reese's   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet330143728running0160
51783   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota330117048running0155
62133   Clint Bowyer BB&T   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet33096350running0150
7139   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge330122173running0146
81114   Tony Stewart Office Depot / Old Spice   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet33096048running0142
9 748   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet330132126running11143
10231   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet330117465running1139
112088   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet33093650running0130
123017   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush)Ford330122065running0127
13 611   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota32993525running0124
141531   Jeff Burton Caterpillar   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet329121181running0121
15 326   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush)Ford32888675running0118
162507   Casey Mears DirecTV   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet32891925running0115
173844   A.J. Allmendinger Charter Communications   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge32877825running0112
18 918   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota327121348running0109
19396   David Ragan UPS   (Jack Roush)Ford32785650running0106
201419   Elliott Sadler Best Buy   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge32786575running0103
21378   Aric Almirola Cub Cadet / Bass Pro Shops   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet32784550running0100
221239   Ryan Newman Haas Automation   (Stewart Haas Racing)Chevrolet327109679running3102
232812   David Stremme Penske Racing   (Roger Penske)Dodge326108790running094
243171   David Gilliland Capital Windows   (Kevin Buckler)Chevrolet32673200running091
252455   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota32683925running088
26197   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon)Toyota32693935running085
27 442   Juan Pablo Montoya Target   (Earnhardt Ganassi Racing)Chevrolet325109673running082
283398   Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints / Menards   (Yates Racing)Ford325105006running079
294134   John Andretti WindowWorld.com   (Bob Jenkins)Chevrolet32582325running076
304220   Joey Logano Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs)Toyota324121551running073
31 15   Mark Martin Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick)Chevrolet31689725running575
321800   David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine   (Michael Waltrip)Toyota30598098running067
333243   Reed Sorenson Super 8 Motels   (Richard Petty Motorsports)Dodge264109251running064
34 516   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush)Ford26290475crash061
352682   Scott Speed Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz)Toyota26285413crash058
363521   Bill Elliott Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers)Ford20170805crash055
373677   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske)Dodge19989530crash052
383447   Marcos Ambrose Kingsford / Clorox / Little Debbie   (JTG-Daugherty Racing)Toyota17982808engine049
39 887   Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports   (Joe Nemechek)Toyota11070800wheel151
404096   Bobby Labonte Ask.com   (Jeff Moorad)Ford10398289engine043
412766   Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports   (Phil Parsons)Toyota8270615electrical040
422228   Travis Kvapil Golden Corral   (Yates Racing)Ford3270570engine037
434309   Mike Bliss Phoenix Racing   (James Finch)Dodge2170141overheating034
* Race extended to 330 laps due to green/white/checker.

To the back:
NameNbrReason
David Ragan6engine change

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
44Todd Bodine35Germain RacingToyota
45Scott Riggs36Red Bank OutfittersTommy Baldwin, Jr.Toyota
46Jeremy Mayfield41All SportJeremy MayfieldToyota
47Geoffrey Bodine64Gunselman MotorsportsLarry GunselmanToyota
WDTony Raines37Long John Silver'sBob JenkinsDodge

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #43 accident turn 1none
6127  
13153   #96 spun turn 4none
166752  
68736   #47 crew member safety#11
7410330  
1041074   #96 accident frontstretch#88
10815750  
1581625   debris#88
16318523  
1861916   oil on track#9
19220413  
2052095   #21,77 accident turn 1#17
2102167  
2172215   #5 accident turn 1#29
22226039  
2612644   debris#14
2652673  
2682747   #6,12,16,82 accident frontstretch#31
27532248  
3233286   debrisnone
3293302  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.4%             Average green flag run: 23.0 laps

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

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Martin155
  Kurt Busch6127
  Joe Nemechek13131
  Ryan Newman14163
  Kurt Busch176852
  Jimmie Johnson697911
  Carl Edwards8010223
  Kurt Busch10318886
  Martin Truex, Jr.1891891
  Kurt Busch19020314
  Jeff Gordon20425047
  Kurt Busch25132373
  Carl Edwards3243285
  Kurt Busch3293302

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jeff Gordon 634    
2   Clint Bowyer 591   -43  
3   Kurt Busch 588   -46  
4   Carl Edwards 547   -87  
5   Matt Kenseth 546   -88  
6   Tony Stewart 521   -113  
7   Kyle Busch 514   -120  
8   Kevin Harvick 511   -123  
9   Kasey Kahne 484   -150  
10   Greg Biffle 480   -154  
11   Brian Vickers 477   -157  
12   David Reutimann 475   -159  
13   Jimmie Johnson 457   -177  
14   Denny Hamlin 456   -178  
15   Jeff Burton 437   -197  
16   Michael Waltrip 434   -200  
17   Elliott Sadler 427   -207  
18   Jamie McMurray 423   -211  
18   Martin Truex, Jr. 423   -211  
20   A.J. Allmendinger 417   -217