2009 Price Chopper 400

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2009 Price Chopper 400 presented by Kraft Foods
Race details
Race 29 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season


Date October 4, 2009 (2009-10-04)
Location Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching a high of 64.9 °F (18.3 °C); wind speeds approaching 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[1]
Average speed 137.144 miles per hour (220.712 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports
Time 30.724
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 113
Winner
No. 14
Tony Stewart
Stewart Haas Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2009 Price Chopper 400 was the twenty-ninth race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and also served as the third race in the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup. The 400.5 miles (644.5 km) race, not to be confused with the Camping World RV 400 at Dover, Delaware, was held on October 4 at the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. ABC carried the race beginning at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at 1:15 PM US EDT. After failing to finish better than ninth in his previous six races, Tony Stewart re-emerged as a factor in the Chase for the Sprint Cup with a victory in Sunday's Price Chopper 400 at Kansas Speedway. Stewart, who led the series through the first 26 races leading up to the Chase, beat Jeff Gordon to the finish line by .894 seconds to trim 39 points from his deficit to Chase leader Mark Martin, who ran seventh. With four victories this season, Stewart is fourth in the standings, 67 points behind Martin.

Results:

  1. Mark Martin (7)
  2. Jimmie Johnson (9)
  3. Juan Pablo Montoya (4)
  4. Tony Stewart (1)
  5. Kurt Busch (11)
  6. Denny Hamlin (5)
  7. Jeff Gordon (2)
  8. Greg Biffle (3)
  9. Ryan Newman (12)
  10. Carl Edwards (10)
  11. Kasey Kahne (6)
  12. Brian Vickers (37)

Point Standings:

  1. Mark Martin 5,551 ₧
  2. Jimmie Johnson -18
  3. Juan Pablo Montoya -51
  4. Tony Stewart -67
  5. Kurt Busch -91
  6. Denny Hamlin -99
  7. Jeff Gordon -103
  8. Greg Biffle -114
  9. Ryan Newman -164
  10. Carl Edwards -165
  11. Kasey Kahne -190
  12. Brian Vickers -250

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