2008 Camping World RV 400

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2008 Camping World RV 400
Race details
Race 28 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Layout of Dover International Speedway
Layout of Dover International Speedway
Date September 21, 2008 (2008-September-21)
Location Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1.0 mi (1.609 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Average speed 114.168 miles per hour (183.736 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Time 22.921
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 136
Winner
No. 16
Greg Biffle
Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree
2008 Sprint Cup Series
Chase for the Sprint Cup
Italics - Non-Points Races

The 2008 Camping World RV 400, was the twenty-eighth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the second race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. The 400 miles (640 km) race was held on Sunday, September 21 at the 1 mile (1.6 km) Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, the city that serves as state capital of the First State. ABC telecast the race beginning at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio provided radio coverage starting at 1:15 PM US EDT.

Pre-Race news[edit]

  • Patrick Carpentier is officially a free agent after Gillett Evernham Motorsports could not find sponsorship for 2009. It will be more than likely that Reed Sorenson, who was signed away from Chip Ganassi Racing will take over the #10 car next season. In other GEM news, it was announced that Robby Gordon Motorsports will merge with the Gillett Evernham Motorsports organization for the 2009 season, this two weeks after GEM sued Robby Gordon's team in a dispute over the terms. Obviously, the suit will be dropped with the merger.
  • NASCAR officially introduced a new random drug testing policy among all drivers, over-the-wall crew members and even race officials, effective with the 2009 season. This new policy will put the stock car racing organization on the same level as the major "ball-and-stick" sports.

Qualifying[edit]

Jeff Gordon took the pole, with Mark Martin starting alongside.

Failed to qualify: Chad Chaffin (#34), Johnny Sauter (#08), Stanton Barrett (#50).

Race Recap[edit]

Hard times continued for the top seed in the Chase, Kyle Busch, finished dead last and fell from eighth to 12th in the Chase. Roush Fenway Racing swept the top three spots as Greg Biffle, who had been winless entering the Chase, won his second straight race, winning last week in New Hampshire. Teammates Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards followed Biffle.

Top Ten Finishers
Chase Drivers are highlighted in yellow
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 99 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
5 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
8 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing