2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500

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2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500
Race details
Race 8 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Phoenix International Raceway
Phoenix International Raceway
Date April 18, 2009 (2009-04-18)
Location Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 312 laps, 312 mi (502.115 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 95 °F (35 °C); wind speeds up to 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)[1]
Average speed 108.042 miles per hour (173.877 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports
Time 26.903
Most laps led
Driver Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 157
Winner
No. 5
Mark Martin
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500 is the eighth race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. It was held on April 18, 2009 at Phoenix International Speedway.

Qualifying[edit]

Mark Martin took the pole at Phoenix with a speed of 133.814 mph, 0.018 seconds in front of second place, Kyle Busch. Kurt Busch took third place 0.23 seconds of the leader and Jeff Gordon and Brian Vickers will round out the top five.

Pre-Race[edit]

Kate & Kacey sang the national anthem for this race and Michael Strahan delivered the command to start engines.

Race Events[edit]

Mark Martin started from the pole and dominated the first one hundred laps of the race, relinquishing the lead only under caution. At this point, the front runners were Martin, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, and Tony Stewart. Those four were consistently in the top five for the first two hundred laps. On lap 167, the caution came out for Robby Gordon's wreck and several cars stayed out. By lap 267, all cars that have stayed out have pitted except Dale Earnhardt, Jr. On lap 300, Earnhardt made slight contact with Casey Mears and hit the wall. Ryan Newman, during this caution, accidentally stayed out of the pits because of having radio problems. He was the only car that didn't pit. On the restart, Martin blows by Newman and cruises to his first win since August 2005.

Effect on Points[edit]

This race didn't have a noticeable effect on points. Mark Martin, the winner of the race, jumped five spots to thirteenth in the standings. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., after wrecking late in the race dropped three spots. Also dropping three spots is Matt Kenseth, who at best had a mediocre race.

Results[edit]

Pos Car Driver Team Make Sponsor
1 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Carquest/Kellogg's
2 14 Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet Old Spice/Office Depot
3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge Miller Lite
4 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Lowe's/Kobalt Tools
5 16 Greg Biffle Roush Racing Ford 3M
6 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota FedEx Office/March of Babies
7 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops
8 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Aaron's
9 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dodge Mobil 1
10 99 Carl Edwards Roush Racing Ford Subway
11 26 Jamie McMurray Roush Racing Ford Crown Royal
12 43 Reed Sorenson Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge U.S. Air Force
13 9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge Budweiser
14 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota Little Debbie/Clorox/Kingsford
15 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Caterpillar
16 39 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet Haas
17 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Pedigree
18 12 David Stremme Penske Racing Dodge Unsponsored*
19 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Toyota Red Bull
20 07 Casey Mears Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Jack Daniel's
21 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Home Depot
22 6 David Ragan Roush Racing Ford UPS
23 98 Paul Menard Robert Yates Racing Ford Menard's
24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Motorsports Chevrolet Target Corpation
25 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Pepsi/DuPont
26 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet BB&T
27 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Racing Ford DeWalt
28 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet Furniture Row
29 96 Bobby Labonte Hall of Fame Racing Toyota Ask.com
30 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Shell/Pennzoil
31 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet National Guard
32 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge Best Buy
33 71 David Gilliland TRG Motorsports Chevrolet American Monster
34 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Toyota Red Bull
35 44 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge Hunt Brother's Pizza
36 36 Scott Riggs Tommy Baldwin Racing Toyota Unsponsored
37 55 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota NAPA
38 34 John Andretti Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet Taco Bell
39 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota Menards/MAPEI
40 09 Sterling Marlin Phoenix Racing Dodge Miccosukee
41 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota Unsponsored
42 66 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota Unsponsored
43 73 Tony Raines H&S Racing Dodge Quality Concrete

References[edit]


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