2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup
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The 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup was the ten-race playoffs which concluded the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The Chase began with the Sylvania 300 on September 14, 2008 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and ended with the Ford 400 on November 16, 2008 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 2008 Chase was won by Jimmie Johnson, his third consecutive championship.
From 2004 through 2007, the championship system was known as the "Chase for the Nextel Cup", but with the 2005 merger of Sprint and Nextel, the name of the series became known as the Sprint Cup Series in 2008.
- 1 Drivers
- 2 Races
- 3 Television
- 4 Results
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
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KEY: PL-Place; P-Poles; W-Wins; T5-Top Five Finishes; T10-Top Ten Finishes; DNF-Races did not finish.
|Seedings at the start of The Chase|
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|Regular season standings with seeding change|
≠ — Non-qualifier for the 2007 Chase.
Italics denotes non-qualifier for 2008 chase.
♣ – Denotes night race or race that will start in the late afternoon and finish at night.
This marked the second year of exclusive national television coverage of the Chase for the Sprint Cup on ABC. Dr. Jerry Punch remained in the play-by-play position, with Andy Petree in one color commentary position, but there were changes in the booth and host position.
Brent Musburger and Suzy Kolber were out in the host position, and former MRN Radio, TNT and NBC play-by-play voice Allen Bestwick took their place after spending the 2007 season on pit road. Joining him were 1989 NASCAR series champion Rusty Wallace and JTG Daugherty Racing owner and former Cleveland Cavaliers center Brad Daugherty in the on-site studio, while 1999 series champion Dale Jarrett took Wallace's spot in the broadcast booth and Shannon Spake replaced Bestwick on pit road, joining Jamie Little, Dave Burns and Mike Massaro.
NOTE: Actual race finish in parentheses.
Race One: 2008 Sylvania 300
Race Two: 2008 Camping World RV 400
Race Three: 2008 Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman
Race Four: 2008 AMP Energy 500
Race Five: 2008 Bank of America 500
Race Six: 2008 TUMS QuikPak 500
- NASCAR's Official Web Site
- Official Chase for the Sprint Cup Point Standings
- Jayski's Silly Season Site – NASCAR news
2007 Chase for the NEXTEL Cup
2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup