2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen

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2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen
Race details
Race 22 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Watkins Glen International
Watkins Glen International
Date August 10, 2009 (2009-August-10)
Location Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York
Course Permanent racing facility
2.45 mi (3.942 km)
Distance 90 laps, 220.5 mi (354.86 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 90 °F (32 °C); wind speeds up to 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)[1]
Average speed 90.297 miles per hour (145.319 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Time 71.340
Most laps led
Driver Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing
Laps 34
No. 14
Tony Stewart
Stewart-Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Dale Jarrett

The 2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at the Glen was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event held on August 10, 2009 at Watkins Glen International.

The race was rained out on the original scheduled day of August 9. The race was won by points leader Tony Stewart, his 5th at the Glen and 3rd of the year. During the race a hard crash involving Sam Hornish Jr., Jeff Gordon, and Jeff Burton, left the drivers shaken but alright. Kasey Kahne got loose under Hornish and Hornish slid hard into the tire barrier. Then Hornish spun back onto the track and Gordon had no way to avoid him and they made hard contact sending Gordon head on into the Armco barrier and Hornish into Jeff Burton, which nearly sent Hornish on his side.[2]

In the late stages of the race, fuel mileage was an issue but no one had any problems. Stewart held off a strong Marcos Ambrose for the win. Drivers from five different countries were in the race including the United States of America, Australia, Colombia, Italy and Canada. An incredible crowd of 85,000 live spectators were enthralled by this 146-minute racing event where the average green flag run was almost 13 laps long. Due to the massive amounts of accidents and debris, more than 14% of the event was raced under a caution flag.[2]

Top ten finishers[edit]

  1. Tony Stewart – #14
  2. Marcos Ambrose – #47
  3. Carl Edwards – #99
  4. Kyle Busch – #18
  5. Greg Biffle – #16
  6. Juan Pablo Montoya – #42
  7. Kurt Busch – #2
  8. Max Papis – #13
  9. Clint Bowyer – #33
  10. Denny Hamlin – #11

Standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points[2]
1 Tony Stewart 3383
2 Jimmie Johnson 3123
3 Jeff Gordon 3041
4 Kurt Busch 2902
5 Denny Hamlin 2847


  1. ^ "2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen racing information". Racing Reference. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-06-23. 
Preceded by
2009 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
NASCAR Sprint Cup Season
Succeeded by
2009 Carfax 400