2008 Bank of America 500

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2008 Bank of America 500
Race details
Race 31 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Layout of Lowe's Motor Speedway
Layout of Lowe's Motor Speedway
Date October 11, 2008 (2008-October-11)
Official name Bank of America 500
Location Lowe's Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.281 km)
Average speed 133.699 miles per hour (215.168 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 2008 Owner's points
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 67
Winner
No. 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2008 Bank of America 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on October 11, 2008 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. The race was the thirty-first race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and fifth of the Chase for the Sprint Cup, serving as the only Saturday night race in the Chase as of 2008. The 334-lap, 501 miles (806 km) race was televised on ABC. The race's television broadcast began at 7 pm ET, and the Performance Racing Network along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at the same time.

Pre-race news[edit]

  • Patrick Carpentier was released from driving the No. 10 Gillett Evernham Motorsports Dodge after an argument with his team manager about his performance during time trials the week before at Talladega. Carpentier missed the race missed the race, despite being quicker than his teammates during practice. Mike Wallace was Carpentier's replacement for the race.

Qualifying[edit]

Because of rain, qualifying was canceled for the eighth time this season, and so the cars lined up by rulebook.

Failed to qualify: Brad Keselowski (No. 25), Scott Speed (No. 82), Bryan Clauson (No. 40), Derrike Cope (No. 75).