2008 3M Performance 400
|Race 23 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season|
View of Michigan International Speedway; circa 2008
|Date||August 17, 2008|
|Official name||3M Performance 400|
|Location||Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.218 km)
|Distance||200 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 84.9 °F (29.4 °C); wind speeds up to 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)|
|Average speed||140.351 miles per hour (225.873 km/h)|
|Driver||Red Bull Racing Team|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing|
|No. 99||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Dale Jarrett|
The 2008 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo, the twenty-third race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, was held on August 17 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. ESPN carried the 400 miles (640 km) race beginning at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at 1:15 PM US EDT.
- As announced at Watkins Glen last week, Brad Coleman becomes the driver of the #96 Hall of Fame Racing Toyota Camry, replacing J.J. Yeley, who was released. P.J. Jones was at the wheel during the Centurion Boats at the Glen.
Roush Fenway Racing took four of the top five places, and all five RFR cars were in the top ten as Carl Edwards won the race. Only the Joe Gibbs Racing #18 Toyota driven by points leader Kyle Busch spoiled the parade, finishing second.
|Top Ten Finishers|
|1||99||Carl Edwards||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|2||18||Kyle Busch||Toyota||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|3||6||David Ragan||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|4||16||Greg Biffle||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|5||17||Matt Kenseth||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|6||8||Mark Martin||Chevrolet||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.|
|7||83||Brian Vickers||Toyota||Team Red Bull|
|8||29||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|9||19||Elliott Sadler||Dodge||Gillett Evernham Motorsports|
|10||26||Jamie McMurray||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
Failed to Qualify: Johnny Sauter (#08).
- Weather information for the 2008 3M Performance 400 at The Old Farmers' Almanac