2009 Checker Auto Parts 500
|Race 35 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season|
Phoenix International Raceway
|Date||November 15, 2009|
|Location||Phoenix International Raceway (Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.)|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
1.000 mi (1.609 km)
|Distance||312 laps, 312 mi (502.115 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds up to 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)|
|Average speed||110.486 miles per hour (177.810 km/h)|
|Driver||Martin Truex, Jr.||Dale Earnhardt Inc.|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Jimmie Johnson||Hendrick Motorsports|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett, and Andy Petree|
The 312-lap 500 kilometres (310 mi) event on the 1 mile (1.6 km) circuit was held on November 15, 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Avondale. ABC broadcast the race on television beginning at 3 PM US EST while MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at 2:45 PM US EST. This 169-minute racing event ended at approximately 5:49 PM US EST.
Martin Truex Jr. won the pole and Kurt Busch started in second, making it the first time in NASCAR history that car #1 and #2 started in 1st and 2nd by that order. The race was won by Jimmie Johnson. Drivers from four countries were involved: United States of America, Colombia, Australia and Italy. An attendance figure of 90,000 spectators was recorded at this event; with debris and accidents being the reasons behind the cautions. About 8% of the race would be held under caution while the average green flag run would be approximately 58 laps.
Top ten finishers
- Jimmie Johnson
- Jeff Burton
- Denny Hamlin
- Mark Martin
- Martin Truex, Jr.
- Kurt Busch
- Clint Bowyer
- Juan Pablo Montoya
- Jeff Gordon
- David Reutimann
- Weather information for the 2009 Checker Auto Parts 500 at The Old Farmers' Almanac. Accessed 2013-06-20. Archived 2013-06-22.
- Race information for the 2009 Checker Auto Parts 500 at Racing Reference