2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500

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2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500
Race details[1]
Race 6 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
A map showing the layout of Martinsville Speedway
A map showing the layout of Martinsville Speedway
Date March 29, 2009; 6 years ago (2009-03-29)
Location Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.526 mi (0.85 km)
Distance 508 laps, 267 mi (430 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 75 °F (24 °C); wind speeds up to 23.9 miles per hour (38.5 km/h)[2]
Average speed 75.938 miles per hour (122.210 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 296
Winner
No. 48
Jimmie Johnson
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia was the sixth race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season; it was held on March 29, 2009. Jimmie Johnson, who led forty-two laps, won the race, while Denny Hamlin and Tony Stewart finished second and third respectively.

No time trials took place because of rain during the previous days. A live audience of 63,000 people would attend an event that would take three hours and twenty-seven minutes to resolve itself. Last-place finisher Todd Bodine had to quit on lap 3 due to a problem with his engine. Robby Gordon, Joe Nemechek and Dave Blaney also would fail to finish the race. 13% of the race was run under caution; with the average green flag run being approximately 33 laps. Most of the incidents that would bring out the yellow flag were multiple car accidents. Five drivers failed to qualify for the race including Sterling Marlin, Tony Raines and Dennis Setzer.[1]

Often during the race Jeff Gordon would be seen battling Denny Hamlin and Clint Bowyer for the lead.[3] Gordon would eventually finish in fourth while Hamlin finished in second place and Bower finished behind Gordon in fifth place.

Top ten finishers[edit]

  1. Jimmie Johnson – #48
  2. Denny Hamlin – #11
  3. Tony Stewart – #14
  4. Jeff Gordon – #24
  5. Clint Bowyer – #33
  6. Ryan Newman – #39
  7. Mark Martin – #5
  8. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. – #88
  9. A.J. Allmendinger – #44
  10. Jamie McMurray – #26

Timeline[edit]

  • Start of race: Jeff Gordon had the pole position to start the race
  • Lap 3: Engine problems put Todd Bodine out of the race; making him the last-place finisher
  • Lap 22: Caution due to a 2-car accident; ended on lap 26
  • Lap 42: Mandatory competition caution handed out by NASCAR; ended on lap 47
  • Lap 49: A problem with Dave Blaney's rear gear knocked him out of the race
  • Lap 71: Caution due to a 2-car accident; ended on lap 75
  • Lap 90: Joe Nemechek had problems with his brakes; ending his day on the track
  • Lap 140: Caution due to a 2-car accident; ended on lap 143
  • Lap 255: Caution due to a 1-car accident; ended on lap 264
  • Lap 349: Engine problems would end Robby Gordon's race weekend prematurely
  • Lap 353: Caution due to debris; ended on lap 358
  • End of race: Jimmie Johnson won the race

Standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points[1]
1 Jeff Gordon 959
2 Clint Bowyer 870
3 Kurt Busch 827
4 Jimmie Johnson 817
5 Denny Hamlin 811

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500". Racing-reference. Yardbarker. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009 Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500". The Old Farmer's Almanac. Retrieved 2014-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Nascar: Martinsville 2009 Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 #24 #11 #33 Fighting For Lead". Racing Men. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 


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