2009 Sylvania 300

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2009 Sylvania 300
Race details[1][2][3][4]
Race 27 of 36 in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Layout of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Layout of New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Date September 20, 2009; 5 years ago (2009-09-20)
Location New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.702 km)
Distance 300 laps, 317.4 mi (510.805 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 72 °F (22 °C); wind speeds up to 6 miles per hour (9.7 km/h)[5]
Average speed 100.753 miles per hour (162.146 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Time 28.545
Most laps led
Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Laps 105
Winner
No. 5
Mark Martin
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree
Nielsen Ratings 3.2/7 (Final)
2.5/6 (Overnight)
(5.04 million)[6]

The 2009 Sylvania 300 was a stock car racing competition that took place on September 20, 2009. Held at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, the 300-lap race was the twenty-seventh in the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as the first in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ended the season. Mark Martin of the Hendrick Motorsports team won the race; Denny Hamlin finished second and Juan Pablo Montoya came in third.

Montoya, who initially held the pole position, was immediately passed by Tony Stewart. One lap later, Montoya reclaimed the lead. Chase for the Sprint Cup participants Hamlin and Kurt Busch were in the top ten for most of the race. Martin became the leader of the race, after the leaders made their pit stops. Martin retained the first position to win the race, his fifth of the 2009 season. There were eleven cautions and twenty lead changes among ten different drivers during the race.

The race was Martin's fifth win of the season, as well as the fortieth of his career. After the race, Martin maintained his lead in the Drivers' Championship, thirty-five points ahead of Hamlin, who advanced to second, and equal on points with Johnson. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship, thirty-nine points ahead of Toyota and eighty-one ahead of Dodge, with nine races of the season remaining. 101,000 people attended the race, while 5.04 million watched it on television.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

New Hampshire Motor Speedway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, is one of ten intermediate tracks to hold NASCAR races, the others being Atlanta Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway, and Darlington Raceway as well as Homestead Miami Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Texas Motor Speedway.[7] The standard track at New Hampshire Motor Speedway is a four-turn oval track, 1.058 miles (1.703 km) long.[8] The track's turns are banked at two to seven degrees, while the front stretch, the finish line, and the back stretch are banked at one degree.[8]

Before the race, Mark Martin led the Drivers' Championship with 5,040 points, followed by Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson who were tied for second place on 5,030 points. Denny Hamlin, was 5,020 points, was tied with Kasey Kahne, with Jeff Gordon, Kurt Busch and Brian Vickers all level with 5,010 points. Carl Edwards, Ryan Newman, Juan Pablo Montoya and Greg Biffle rounded out the top twelve with 5,000 points each.[9] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 190 points, thirty-six points ahead of their rival Toyota in second. Dodge and Ford were tied on points in the battle for third place.[10] Biffle was the race's defending champion.[11]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Juan Pablo Montoya won pole position with the fastest time, 28.545.

Three practice sessions were held before the Sunday race—one on Friday, and two on Saturday. The first session lasted 90 minutes, and the second 45 minutes. The final session lasted 60 minutes.[3] During the first practice session, Montoya was fastest, placing ahead of Kevin Harvick in second and Bowyer in third. Stewart took fourth position, and Martin placed fifth. Kurt Busch, A.J. Allmendinger, Kyle Busch, Johnson and Hamlin rounded out the top ten fastest drivers in the session.[12]

Forty-five drivers attempted to qualify;[13] due to NASCAR's qualifying procedure, only forty-three could race. Montoya clinched his second pole position of the season, with a time of 28.545. He was joined on the front row of the grid by Stewart. Kurt Busch qualified third, Hamlin took fourth, and Edwards started fifth. Jeff Gordon, one of the drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, qualified tenth, while Harvick set the twelfth fastest time. The two drivers who failed to qualify for the race were Derrike Cope and Dexter Bean.[14] Once qualifying concluded Montoya said, "You know how these races go, "If it was a 10-lap shootout, I'll say, 'Hey, we're looking good.' But it's like 200 laps, 300 laps or something, or 400, I don't even know. It's a bunch of laps. As long as I lead the last one I don't care."[2]

On Saturday morning, Montoya was fastest in the second practice session, ahead of Martin Truex, Jr. in second, and Martin in third. David Stremme was fourth quickest, and Johnson took fifth. Hamlin managed sixth. Kurt Busch, Biffle, Bobby Labonte and Kahne followed in the top ten. Of the other drivers in the Chase, Stewart was eighteenth fastest, while Edwards ended with twenty-third fastest time.[15] Later that day, Montoya paced the final practice session, ahead of Truex, Jr. in second and Kurt Busch in third. Martin was fourth fastest, ahead of Johnson and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.. Hamlin was seventh fastest, Jeff Gordon eighth, Harvick ninth and Stewart tenth. Other Chase drivers included Kahne in fourteenth and Biffle in twentieth.[16]

Race[edit]

The race, the twenty-seventh of a total of thirty-six in the 2009 season, began at 1:00 p.m. EDT and was televised live in the United States on ESPN.[1] Around the start of the race, weather conditions were sunny with the air temperature around 67 °F (19 °C). Bishop Michael Cote began pre-race ceremonies with the invocation. Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist Josh Turner performed the national anthem, and Tim Leach, VP of Sales, Service and Logistics for Sylvania, gave the command for drivers to start their engines. During the pace laps, Tony Raines had to move to the back of the grid because of him changing his engine.[17]

Stewart acclelerated faster than Montoya off the line, getting ahead of him by the first turn. One lap later, Montoya reclaimed the lead by passing Stewart at turn 1. On lap 3, Stremme moved into fourth, while Hamlin passed Stewart for the second position. Vickers, who began the race in twenty-sixth, had moved up seven positions to ninteenth by lap 5. By the 6th lap, Montoya had increased his lead over Stewart to 1.4 seconds. Five laps later, Jeff Gordon moved into sixth position, while Edwards passed Labonte for eighth. By lap 15, Montoya had a 2.3 second lead over Stewart. Seven laps later, Stewart had reduced Montoya's lead to 1.1 seconds.[17]

On lap 24, Dave Blaney took his car to the garage because of an electrical problem. Seven laps later, Truex, Jr. lost three positions after running seventh. On lap 37, Stewart reclaimed the lead from Montoya. On the 39th lap, Michael McDowell drove to the garage because of brake problems. During the 43rd lap, Jeff Gordon passed Hamlin for fourth position. After starting the race in twenty-third, Earnhardt, Jr. moved up into fifteenth position by lap 46. Four laps later, Stremme dropped to sixth position, after being passed by Edwards and Johnson. On lap 51, Jeff Gordon passed Hamlin for the fourth position, while Mike Wallace took his car to the garage because of brake problems.[17]

By lap 56, Harvick and Labonte were running in ninteenth and twentieth, while Stewart's lead was 1.7 seconds by lap 63. Three laps later, Kahne's car suffered an engine problem, causing the first caution of the race. During the caution, all of the leaders elected to make pit stops. Montoya reclaimed the lead during the caution and maintained it at the restart. On lap 79, Jeff Gordon passed Martin for the seventh position. By the 83rd lap, Montoya's lead was 1.8 seconds over Stewart. Two laps later, the second caution was given because of debris on the track. None of the leaders elected to make pit stops. Montoya maintained his lead at the restart, followed by Stewart and Hamlin.[17]

On lap 92, Stewart fell to fifth after contact with Hamlin, allowing Kurt Busch to move into second position one lap later. On lap 95, Jeff Gordon passed Truex, Jr. for twelfth position. By lap 101, Montoya had a lead of 1.2 seconds. Kurt Busch managed to close the gap to Montoya by 0.7 seconds by lap 110. On the 113th lap, Jeff Gordon passed Vickers to claim eleventh. Twelve laps later, Kurt Busch claimed the lead off Montoya. Five laps later, Jeff Gordon moved up to ninth, while Newman and Vickers moved up to tenth and eleventh respectively. On lap 131, Earnhardt, Jr. passed Martin for the tenth position.[17]

By lap 138, Kurt Busch had a 2.4 second lead over Montoya. On lap 141, the third caution was given as debris was spotted on the track. During the caution, all of the leaders made pit stops. At the lap 146 restart. Montoya became the leader, ahead of Hamlin and Kurt Busch. Two laps later, Hamlin moved into first, one lap after colliding with Montoya. On lap 153, Montoya reclaimed the lead. Five laps later, Johnson passed Martin for the sixth position. Three laps later, the fourth caution was given when Erik Darnell spun sideways. Most of the leaders pitted, and Stewart became the leader at the lap 165 restart. Two laps after the restart, the fifth caution was given as a multi-car collision occurred, as Joey Logano and Elliott Sadler collided, collecting Paul Menard, Michael Waltrip, Robby Gordon and John Andretti.[17]

Stewart led on the restart; On the next lap, the sixth caution was given as Jeff Burton spun sideways. At the lap 180 restart, Stewart was the leader, ahead of Johnson, Newman, Earnhardt, Jr. and Hamlin. On the next lap, Johnson claimed the lead, while Sam Hornish, Jr. went to his garage due to oil issues. Two laps later, Earnhardt, Jr. and Montoya moved up into third and fifth positions respectively. Five laps later, Montoya passed McMurray for the fourth position; Earnhardt, Jr. passed Stewart for second. By the 190th lap, Johnson had a lead of three seconds, while Montoya passed Stewart for third. On lap 193, Stremme made contact with Allmendinger and spun, prompting the seventh caution. Most of the leaders made pit stops during the caution. Kurt Busch became the leader by the lap 197 restart, from Martin and Sadler.[17]

Mark Martin who won the race, and remained the points leader with 5,230 points.

On lap 199, Burton and David Reutimann moved into third and fourth respectively after passing Sadler. Five laps later, Martin passed Kurt Busch to claim the lead. On lap 208, Jeff Gordon had fell to fourteenth position after minor contact with Johnson, while Hamlin and Montoya moved into fourth and sixth positions respectively. Three laps later, Montoya moved into fifth after passing Reutimann. On the 219th lap, Johnson passed Sadler for the seventh position. Nineteen laps later, Johnson passed Montoya to take over fifth, while Hamlin passed Burton to claim the second position. On lap 243, green flag pit stops began, as Martin was the first to pit, handing the lead back to Kurt Busch. On lap 248, Hamlin became the new race leader after Kurt Busch came into the pits. Twenty-one laps later, Kevin Harvick drove to pit road due to mechanical problems.[17]

On lap 272, Martin reclaimed the lead as the previous leaders had made their pit stops. Four laps later, the eighth caution was given because of debris on the track. Most of the drivers made pit stops during the caution, although Martin stayed out and remained the leader on the restart. After the restart, the ninth caution was given after Reutimann and Earnhardt Jr made contact, forcing Earnhardt, Jr. to collide with the wall. At the lap 287 restart, Martin remained the leader ahead of Kurt Busch. One lap later, Montoya moved up into third after passing Hamlin and Johnson. On lap 289, Montoya passed Kurt Busch for the second position. One lap later, Kurt Busch lost a further position when he was passed by Hamlin. On lap 292, Martin had a 1.1 second lead. Two laps later, the tenth caution came out after Allmendinger made contact with Marcos Ambrose. Martin led on the restart, followed by Montoya and Hamlin. On the final lap, Allmendinger spun sideways, bringing out the eleventh and final caution, and the field was frozen, with the finishing order determined by where the drivers were running at the moment of caution. The result gave Martin the victory, which was his fifth win of the 2009 season. Hamlin finished second, ahead of Montoya in third, Johnson in fourth, and Kyle Busch in fifth.[17][18]

Post-race[edit]

"This is just incredible, Pinch me, I'm sure I'm dreaming. This is my hardest place."

Martin, speaking after the race.[19]

Martin appeared in victory lane to celebrate his fifth win of the season, and his first at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, in front of 101,000 who attended the race.[20] Martin also earned $232,750 in race winnings.[18] Montoya was somewhat frustrated with the result, saying: "Martin just screwed me -- he just stopped the car on the apex, right on the bottom, and I had nowhere to go," Montoya said. "I could have pushed him out of the way ... but I respect him a lot."[21] Martin was delighted with his victory: "Alan [Gustafson] won the race, Alan's the man. This is a dream come true. ... We still have the lotto at Talladega [Nov. 1], and [I] think we'll run OK at Martinsville. We finished [seventh] in the spring, but I don't run good there -- but this is my hardest place. It's a tough place."[21] Martin also argued that his driving did not cause the final caution: " Once you got the lead, you need to make sure you don't drive it in there and turn it sideways (and) slide it up the racetrack. I mean, how stupid would I look then?"[22]

The race result kept Martin in the lead of the Drivers' Championship with 5,230 points. Hamlin, who finished second, moved into second, tied on points with Johnson on 5,195, twenty points ahead of Montoya and thirty ahead of Kurt Busch.[23] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet maintained the lead with 199 points. Toyota remained second with 160 points. Dodge advanced to third with 118 and Ford was bumped to fourth with 117.[10] 5.04 million people watched the race on television.[6]

Three days after the race, Joe Gibbs Racing were given penalties for Kyle Busch's car. Joe Gibbs Racing's penalty, for unauthorized alterations to the ride height of Kyle Busch's car, included a fine of $25,000 for crew chief Steve Addington, and the loss of 25 owner and driver points for Joe Gibbs and Kyle Busch respectively. Addington was also placed on probation until December 31, 2009.[24]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying results
Grid Car Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.545 133.431
2 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.728 132.581
3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Championship Racing Dodge 28.728 132.581
4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.848 132.038
5 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.852 132.012
6 12 David Stremme Penske Racing Dodge 28.867 131.943
7 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.887 131.852
8 171 Bobby Labonte TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 28.888 131.847
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.892 131.829
10 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.901 131.788
11 9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 28.907 131.760
12 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.915 131.724
13 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.962 131.510
14 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.994 131.365
15 66 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota 28.997 131.352
16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.023 131.234
17 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.023 131.234
18 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 29.024 131.229
19 07 Casey Mears Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.055 131.089
20 187 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 29.057 131.080
21 55 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Motorsports Toyota 29.062 131.058
22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.068 131.031
23 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 29.071 131.017
24 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Team Penske Dodge 29.073 131.008
25 43 Reed Sorenson Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 29.094 130.914
26 86 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 29.153 130.649
27 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 29.153 130.649
28 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 29.156 130.635
29 26 Jamie McMurray Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.160 130.617
30 64 Mike Wallace Gunselman Motorsports Toyota 29.161 130.613
31 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 29.165 130.595
32 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 29.192 130.474
33 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.197 130.452
34 44 A.J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 29.204 130.421
35 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 29.230 130.305
36 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Dodge 29.321 129.900
37 96 Erik Darnell Hall of Fame Racing Ford 29.321 129.789
38 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.383 129.686
39 09 Aric Almirola Phoenix Racing Dodge 29.450 129.331
40 98 Paul Menard Robert Yates Racing Ford 29.513 129.055
41 34 John Andretti Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet 29.562 128.841
42 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 29.925 127.278
43 36 Michael McDowell Tommy Baldwin Racing Toyota 29.461 129.283
Failed to qualify
44 175 Derrike Cope Cope/Keller Racing Dodge 29.978 127.053
45 51 Dexter Bean BlackJack Racing Dodge 30.027 126.846
Source:[14]

Race[edit]

Race results
Pos Grid Car Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Run Points
1 14 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 190
2 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 175
3 1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 300 175
4 16 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 165
5 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 155
6 3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Championship Racing Dodge 300 155
7 18 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 300 151
8 35 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 300 142
9 22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 138
10 17 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 134
11 26 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 300 130
12 13 00 David Reuitmann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 300 127
13 19 07 Casey Mears Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 124
14 2 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 300 126
15 10 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 300 118
16 32 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 300 115
17 5 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 117
18 29 26 Jamie McMurray Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 109
19 7 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 300 106
20 31 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daughterty Racing Toyota 300 108
21 33 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 300 100
22 8 171 Bobby Labonte TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 300 102
23 38 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 300 94
24 28 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 300 91
25 34 44 A.J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 299 88
26 41 34 John Andretti Front Row Motorsports Chevrolet 299 85
27 21 55 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Motorsports Toyota 298 82
28 6 12 David Stremme Penske Racing Dodge 298 79
29 39 09 Aric Almirola Phoenix Racing Dodge 297 76
30 37 96 Erik Darnell Hall of Fame Racing Ford 297 73
31 27 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 297 70
32 12 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 295 67
33 42 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 287 64
34 40 98 Paul Menard Robert Yates Racing Ford 287 61
35 23 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chvrolet 283 58
36 25 43 Reed Sorenson Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 263 55
37 24 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Team Penske Dodge 162 52
38 11 9 Kasey Kahne Richard Petty Motorsports Dodge 66 49
39 30 64 Mike Wallace Gunselman Motorsports Toyota 48 46
40 20 187 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 41 43
41 43 36 Michael McDowell Tommy Baldwin Racing Toyota 36 40
42 15 66 Dave Blaney Prism Motorsports Toyota 23 37
43 36 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Dodge 8 34
Source:[4][18]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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