2008 LifeLock.com 400

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2008 LifeLock.com 400
Race details
Race 19 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Map of the track
Map of the track
Date July 12, 2008 (2008-July-12)
Location Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, Illinois)
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching a low of 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)[1]
Average speed 133.996 miles per hour (215.646 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 165
Winner
No. 18
Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Turner Network Television
Announcers Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Kyle Petty

The 2008 LifeLock.com 400 was the nineteenth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, and the final race under the TNT coverage for the year.

Summary[edit]

It was held on July 12 of that year at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, as the race moved to a nighttime event for the first time in the event's history. Televised pre-race activities were scheduled to start at 6:30 PM US EDT, with the radio broadcast of the race handled by Sirius Satellite Radio via MRN, starting at 7:15 PM US EDT. The winner of the race was Kyle Busch, who drove past Jimmie Johnson on the final restart of the race. During practice, Kurt Busch uttered over the radio that his "car just drives like shit".[2]

Pre-race news[edit]

  • The big story that week concerned Tony Stewart. The two-time series champion was given an early release from the Joe Gibbs Racing team following the 2008 season, which was announced on Wednesday (July 9). It was then followed the next day (July 10) by the announcement that Stewart would buy one half of the Haas CNC Racing team, and the team would be renamed Stewart Haas Racing starting in 2009.
  • The owners of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. denied rumors that the team, founded by the seven-time NASCAR champion, is for sale.

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying was cancelled due to rain, so the field was set by NASCAR's rulebook.

Failed to make race as qualifying was cancelled due to rain: Johnny Sauter (#08) and Tony Raines (#34).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 2008 LifeLock.com 400 at The Old Farmers' Almanac. Accessed 2013-06-21. Archived 2013-07-05.
  2. ^ Kurt Busch Swears (Live TV) on YouTube
2008 Sprint Cup Series
Chase for the Sprint Cup
Italics - Non-Points Races