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
View of Michigan International Speedway; circa 2008
View of Michigan International Speedway; circa 2008
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
No. 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
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.

Pre-Race News[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.

Top Ten Finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
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).


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