2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500

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2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500
Race details
Race 6 of 36 in the 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series season
View from turn one and two bleachers
View from turn one and two bleachers
Date April 1, 2007 (2007-April-01)
Location Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.526 mi (0.847 km)
Distance 500 laps, 263 mi (423.257 km)
Average speed 70.258 miles per hour (113.069 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 19.911
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Laps 137
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 2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500, the sixth race of the 2007 Nextel Cup Series, was held on Sunday, April 1 of that year at the 0.526 mile Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia, the circuit's shortest (by distance) oval.

The event was the second to use NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow template, and the first in which the 2007 Top 35 teams (by owner points) were awarded exemptions.

The winner of the race was Jimmie Johnson of the Hendrick Motorsports team. His teammate, Jeff Gordon, placed second by less than a second after a battle between the two during the last laps of the race. Gordon attempted many times to take the lead from Johnson by passing on the inside, however Johnson held his position and managed to regain spacing ahead of Gordon on the straightaways.

Race results[edit]

Fin St Driver Car # Make Points Bonus Laps Winnings
1 20 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 190 5 500 $198,736
2 3 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 175 5 500 $153,861
3 1 Denny Hamlin 11 Chevrolet 170 5 500 $139,125
4 14 Kyle Busch 5 Chevrolet 165 5 500 $105,375
5 8 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chevrolet 165 10 500 $141,833
6 19 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 150 500 $119,316
7 7 Tony Stewart 20 Chevrolet 151 5 500 $124,486
8 26 Scott Riggs 10 Dodge 142 500 $89,275
9 2 Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 138 500 $88,525
10 33 Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 139 5 500 $130,266
11 21 Clint Bowyer 7 Chevrolet 130 500 $84,325
12 12 Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 127 500 $114,858
13 17 Ricky Rudd 88 Ford 124 500 $107,383
14 24 Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 121 500 $107,175
15 27 David Ragan * 6 Ford 118 500 $113,250
16 23 Juan Montoya * 42 Dodge 115 500 $109,850
17 9 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 112 500 $82,050
18 28 Reed Sorenson 41 Dodge 109 500 $100,083
19 4 Ken Schrader 21 Ford 106 500 $95,239
20 11 Tony Raines 96 Chevrolet 103 500 $84,550
21 37 Sterling Marlin 14 Chevrolet 100 500 $88,558
22 42 Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 97 499 $86,258
23 5 J.J. Yeley 18 Chevrolet 94 499 $100,958
24 18 Elliott Sadler 19 Dodge 96 5 498 $89,845
25 41 Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 88 498 $115,366
26 36 Regan Smith 01 Chevrolet 85 498 $91,083
27 30 Joe Nemechek 13 Chevrolet 82 497 $67,700
28 38 Dale Jarrett 44 Toyota 79 496 $67,500
29 15 Martin Truex Jr. 1 Chevrolet 81 5 496 $96,670
30 39 Mike Bliss 49 Dodge 73 493 $79,747
31 10 Johnny Sauter 70 Chevrolet 70 493 $67,050
32 34 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 67 492 $84,925
33 43 David Reutimann * 00 Toyota 64 491 $67,650
34 25 Robby Gordon 7 Ford 61 490 $66,575
35 29 David Stremme 40 Dodge 58 490 $66,525
36 32 Jeff Green 66 Chevrolet 55 487 $74,475
37 22 Dave Blaney 22 Toyota 52 485 $74,400
38 40 A.J. Allmendinger * 84 Toyota 49 483 $66,350
39 16 David Gilliland 38 Ford 46 469 $93,514
40 13 Jeremy Mayfield 36 Toyota 43 451 $66,225
41 6 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 40 445 $114,911
42 35 Casey Mears 25 Chevrolet 37 371 $74,115
43 31 Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 34 265 $102,409

Did not qualify[edit]

The following drivers did not make the race:

Michael Waltrip (No. 55), Brian Vickers (No. 83), Paul Menard (No. 15), Kenny Wallace (No. 78), Kevin Lepage (No. 37),and Ward Burton (No. 4).

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