2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard

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2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard
Race details
Race 20 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Date July 26, 2009 (2009-July-26)
Location Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 160 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 82 °F (28 °C); wind speeds up to 15.9 miles per hour (25.6 km/h)[1]
Average speed 145.882 miles per hour (234.774 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports
Time 49.436
Most laps led
Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Laps 116
Winner
No. 48
Jimmie Johnson
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Dale Jarrett

The 2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, the 16th running of the event, was the twenty-first race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the sixteenth NASCAR race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). It was the first race under the ESPN/ABC section of the TV coverage for the 2009 season. The 160-lap, 400 miles (640 km) event took place on July 26 at the 2.5 miles (4.0 km) IMS located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis). Along with ESPN, the IMS Radio Network, working with Performance Racing Network, provided radio coverage on terrestrial radio, World Harvest Radio International also provided Shortwave feed of the IMS coverage, and with Sirius XM Radio holding the satellite radio rights. Juan Pablo Montoya dominated the race leading almost 120 laps, but after a pit penalty while under green flag conditions toward the end of the race, Jimmie Johnson held off a hard charging Mark Martin to claim victory, his third triumph at the storied venue.[2] It is also important to note that the race will be known as Allstate 400 as Allstate Insurance announced that it will not renew its sponsorship of the race.[3]

Tires[edit]

Following the fiasco surrounding tire wear in the 2008 race, infuriating the fans and everyone else involved, Goodyear held three tire tests afterward, with the most recent tire test held on June 15–16. The drivers there agreed that the tire wear was much better than last year, mostly because the Car of Tomorrow was not run at IMS in 2007.

Race[edit]

Top Ten Finishers[4]
Place Car # Driver Car make Team
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
2 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
3 14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet Stewart Haas Racing
4 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull Racing Team
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Richard Petty Motorsports
8 00 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
10 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Allstate 400 at the Brickyard weather information". Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Montoya Is Fast (Too Fast), and Johnson Wins at Indy". New York Times. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Allstate Ends Sponsorship of Allstate 400 in Indy". ABC News. 2009-07-27. Retrieved 2009-12-07. [dead link]
  4. ^ "2009 Allstate 400 NSCS Race Results". 2009-07-26. Archived from the original on 2009-07-29. Retrieved 2009-07-26.