2008 3M Performance 400

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2008 3M Performance 400
Race details
Race 23 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 3M Performance 400 program cover
2008 3M Performance 400 program cover
Date August 17, 2008 (2008-August-17)
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)[1]
Average speed 140.351 miles per hour (225.873 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Red Bull Racing Team
Time 38.189
Most laps led
Driver Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 84
Winner
No. 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Dale Jarrett
View of Michigan International Speedway, circa 2008

The 2008 3M Performance 400 Presented by Bondo was the twenty-third race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup seasonheld 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.

Pre-Race News[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Brian Vickers won the first pole for Team Red Bull on August 15. Jimmie Johnson would join him on the front row.

Race Recap[edit]

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.

Results[edit]

POS[2] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 27 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 226075 running 84 195
2 11 18   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 200 136925 running 34 175
3 16 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 119950 running 3 170
4 9 16   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 108700 running 1 165
5 14 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 134516 running 0 155
6 15 8   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 123908 running 0 150
7 1 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 200 99800 running 21 151
8 38 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 134186 running 0 142
9 3 19   Elliott Sadler Stanley Tools   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 200 117620 running 0 138
10 18 26   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 94900 running 0 134
11 28 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 123858 running 1 135
12 21 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 200 126461 running 0 127
13 26 28   Travis Kvapil Carfax   (Yates Racing) Ford 200 109489 running 0 124
14 7 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 200 85725 running 0 121
15 10 66   Scott Riggs Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 200 99433 running 1 123
16 25 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Cub Cadet   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 110533 running 0 115
17 2 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Kobalt Tools   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 135386 running 12 117
18 29 5   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 199 93150 running 0 109
19 42 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 199 94608 running 0 106
20 41 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 199 94875 running 0 103
21 20 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 199 116625 running 0 100
22 23 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 199 121125 running 0 97
23 4 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 199 91800 running 43 99
24 36 15   Paul Menard Menards / Moen   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 199 85025 running 0 91
25 19 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 199 105058 running 0 88
26 40 38   David Gilliland CitiFinancial   (Yates Racing) Ford 199 90408 running 0 85
27 35 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 199 112861 running 0 82
28 33 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 199 75675 running 0 79
29 8 01   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 199 83500 running 0 76
30 6 10   Patrick Carpentier Tow Truck In A Box   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 199 72925 running 0 73
31 30 70   Tony Raines Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 199 72300 running 0 70
32 17 45   Terry Labonte Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 198 86358 running 0 67
33 31 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 198 100289 running 0 64
34 34 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 198 72025 running 0 61
35 22 00   Mike Skinner Champion Mortgage   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 198 81422 running 0 58
36 13 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 197 71825 running 0 55
37 12 7   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 197 79775 running 0 52
38 43 96   Brad Coleman DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 197 79675 running 0 49
39 37 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Office   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 194 106616 engine 0 46
40 32 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 162 101566 engine 0 43
41 24 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 117 71515 crash 0 40
42 5 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 111 120376 crash 0 37
43 39 21   Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 17 89252 engine 0 34
Failed to qualify
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Johnny Sauter 08 getFUBAR.com John Carter Dodge

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 2008 3M Performance 400 at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-05-28.
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