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
2008 Bank of America 500 program cover, featuring all 12 Chase drivers. Artwork by NASCAR artist Sam Bass. The painting is called "The Chase Is On!"
2008 Bank of America 500 program cover, featuring all 12 Chase drivers. Artwork by NASCAR artist Sam Bass. The painting is called "The Chase Is On!"
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.

Jeff Burton earned his 21st and final Cup Series victory with this race.

Pre-race news[edit]

Entry list[edit]

Car # Driver Hometown Make Sponsor Team Owner Crew Chief
00 AJ Allmendinger Los Gatos, CA Toyota Champion Mortgage Michael Waltrip Racing Rob Kauffman
01 Regan Smith Cato, NY Chevrolet DEI / Principal Financial Group Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Teresa Earnhardt
1 Martin Truex Jr. Mayetta, NJ Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Teresa Earnhardt
2 Kurt Busch Las Vegas, NV Dodge Miller Lite Penske Racing South Walter Czarnecki
5 Casey Mears Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Pop-Tarts / CARQUEST Hendrick Motorsports Mary Hendrick
6 David Ragan Unadilla, GA Ford AAA Insurance Roush Fenway Racing Mike Dee
07 Clint Bowyer Emporia, KS Chevrolet Jack Daniel's Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress
7 Robby Gordon Bellflower, CA Dodge Menards Robby Gordon Motorsports Robby Gordon
8 Mark Martin Batesville, AR Chevrolet U.S. Army Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Teresa Earnhardt
9 Kasey Kahne Enumclaw, WA Dodge Budweiser Gillett Evernham Motorsports George Gillett Jr.
10 Mike Wallace St. Louis, MO Dodge Charter Comm. Gillett Evernham Motorsports George Gillett Jr.
11 Denny Hamlin Chesterfield, VA Toyota FedEx Office Joe Gibbs Racing J.D. Gibbs
12 Ryan Newman South Bend, IN Dodge Alltel Penske Racing South Roger Penske
15 Paul Menard Eau Claire, WI Chevrolet Moen / Menards Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Teresa Earnhardt
16 Greg Biffle Vancouver, WA Ford 3M Roush Fenway Racing Jack Roush
17 Matt Kenseth Cambridge, WI Ford Carhartt Roush Fenway Racing John Henry
18 Kyle Busch Las Vegas, NV Toyota M&M's / Susan G Komen for the Cure Joe Gibbs Racing Joe Gibbs
19 Elliott Sadler Emporia, VA Dodge Stanley / Susan G Komen for the Cure Gillett Evernham Motorsports Ray Evernham
20 Tony Stewart Rushville, IN Toyota The Home Depot Joe Gibbs Racing Joe Gibbs
21 Bill Elliott Dawsonville, GA Ford U.S. Air Force Wood Brothers Racing Glen Wood
22 Dave Blaney Hartford, OH Toyota Caterpillar Bill Davis Racing Bill Davis
24 Jeff Gordon Vallejo, CA Chevrolet DuPont Hendrick Motorsports Rick Hendrick
25 Brad Keselowski Auburn Hills, MI Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Hendrick Motorsports Rick Hendrick
26 Jamie McMurray Joplin, MO Ford Crown Royal Roush Fenway Racing Geoff Smith
28 Travis Kvapil Janesville, WI Ford Hitachi Power Tools Yates Racing Doug Yates
29 Kevin Harvick Bakersfield, CA Chevrolet Shell / Pennzoil "Driven to the Outdoors" Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress
31 Jeff Burton South Boston, VA Chevrolet AT&T Mobility Richard Childress Racing Richard Childress
38 David Gilliland Riverside, CA Ford Ford. Drive one. Yates Racing Max Jones
40 Bryan Clauson Noblesville, IN Dodge Target / Sony MotorStorm Pacific Rift Chip Ganassi Racing Felix Sabates
41 Reed Sorenson Peachtree City, GA Dodge Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Bogota, Colombia Dodge Juicy Fruit Slim Pack Chip Ganassi Racing Floyd Ganassi
43 Bobby Labonte Corpus Christi, TX Dodge Cheerios Racing / Let's Pink Together Petty Enterprises Richard Petty
44 David Reutimann Zephyrhills, FL Toyota UPS Michael Waltrip Racing Michael Waltrip
45 Chad McCumbee Supply, NC Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Petty Enterprises Kyle Petty
48 Jimmie Johnson El Cajon, CA Chevrolet Lowe's Hendrick Motorsports Jeff Gordon
55 Michael Waltrip Owensboro, KY Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip Racing Michael Waltrip
66 Scott Riggs Bahama, NC Chevrolet State Water Heaters Haas CNC Racing Joe Custer
70 Tony Raines LaPorte, IN Chevrolet Hunt Brothers Pizza Haas CNC Racing Margaret Haas
75 Derrike Cope Spanaway, WA Dodge Germane Red Derrike Cope, Inc. Derrike Cope
77 Sam Hornish Jr. Defiance, OH Dodge Mobil 1 Penske Racing South Roger Penske
78 Joe Nemechek Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Furniture Row / DenverMattress.com Furniture Row Racing Barney Visser
82 Scott Speed Manteca, CA Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Team Dietrich Mateschitz
83 Brian Vickers Thomasville, NC Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Team Dietrich Mateschitz
84 Mike Skinner Ontario, CA Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Team Dietrich Mateschitz
88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kannapolis, NC Chevrolet AMP Energy / National Guard Hendrick Motorsports Rick Hendrick
96 Ken Schrader Fenton, MO Toyota DLP HDTV Hall of Fame Racing Jeffrey Moorad
99 Carl Edwards Columbia, MO Ford Aflac Roush Fenway Racing Jack Roush

Qualifying[edit]

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

Starting lineup[edit]

Pos. Car Driver Manufacturer
1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet
2 99 Carl Edwards Ford
3 16 Greg Biffle Ford
4 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet
5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
7 20 Tony Stewart Toyota
8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet
9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford
10 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet
11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota
12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota
13 6 David Ragan Ford
14 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet
15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge
16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge
17 83 Brian Vickers Toyota
18 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet
19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge
20 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge
21 26 Jamie McMurray Ford
22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge
23 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet
24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge
25 28 Travis Kvapil Ford
26 44 David Reutimann Toyota
27 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet
28 38 David Gilliland Ford
29 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet
30 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge
31 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota
32 22 Dave Blaney Toyota
33 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet
34 84 Mike Skinner Toyota
35 7 Robby Gordon Dodge
36 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Dodge
37 21 Bill Elliott Ford
38 00 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota
39 96 Ken Schrader Toyota
40 10 Mike Wallace Dodge
41 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge
42 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet
43 70 Tony Raines Chevy
Failed to qualify
44 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge
45 75 Derrike Cope Dodge
46 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet
47 82 Scott Speed Toyota

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

Race recap[edit]

Race results[edit]

Fin[1][2] h St # Driver Make Sponsor Team Laps Led Status Pts Winnings
1 4 31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet AT&T Mobility Richard Childress Racing 334 58 running 190 280208
2 15 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Budweiser Gillett Evernham Motorsports 334 0 running 170 207766
3 19 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Miller Lite Penske Racing South 334 0 running 165 145750
4 11 18 Kyle Busch Toyota M&M's, Susan G Komen for the Cure Joe Gibbs Racing 334 14 running 165 141875
5 21 26 Jamie McMurray Ford Crown Royal Roush Fenway Racing 334 0 running 155 128775
6 1 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Lowe's Hendrick Motorsports 334 67 running 160 169036
7 3 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Roush Fenway Racing 334 16 running 151 101625
8 8 24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet DuPont Hendrick Motorsports 334 47 running 147 141961
9 14 8 Mark Martin Chevrolet U.S. Army Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 334 0 running 138 120358
10 13 6 David Ragan Ford AAA Insurance Roush Fenway Racing 334 1 running 139 94875
11 7 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs Racing 334 42 running 135 140536
12 5 07 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Jack Daniel's Richard Childress Racing 334 0 running 127 92725
13 6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Shell, Pennzoil Richard Childress Racing 334 0 running 124 121061
14 18 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Boats Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 334 4 running 126 116383
15 30 41 Reed Sorenson Dodge Target Chip Ganassi Racing 334 6 running 123 102064
16 12 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office Joe Gibbs Racing 334 0 running 115 107741
17 20 43 Bobby Labonte Dodge Cheerios, Let's Pink Together Petty Enterprises 333 0 running 112 109036
18 17 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Team 333 64 running 114 79550
19 33 66 Scott Riggs Chevrolet State Water Heaters Haas CNC Racing 333 0 running 106 89208
20 22 19 Elliott Sadler Dodge Stanley, Susan G Komen for the Cure Gillett Evernham Motorsports 333 0 running 103 99345
21 16 12 Ryan Newman Dodge Alltel Penske Racing South 333 10 running 105 109350
22 36 77 Sam Hornish, Jr. Dodge Mobil 1 Penske Racing South 332 0 running 97 114025
23 29 01 Regan Smith Chevrolet DEI, Principal Financial Group Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 332 0 running 94 78600
24 31 55 Michael Waltrip Toyota NAPA Auto Parts Michael Waltrip Racing 332 1 running 96 85458
25 28 38 David Gilliland Ford Ford: Drive One Yates Racing 332 0 running 88 83633
26 27 15 Paul Menard Chevrolet Menards, Moen Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 331 0 running 85 76675
27 32 22 Dave Blaney Toyota Caterpillar Bill Davis Racing 331 0 running 82 80108
28 37 21 Bill Elliott Ford U.S. Air Force Wood Brothers Racing 330 0 running 79 83595
29 23 5 Casey Mears Chevrolet Kellogg's Pop Tarts, CARQUEST Auto Parts Hendrick Motorsports 330 0 running 76 83025
30 35 7 Robby Gordon Dodge Menards Robby Gordon Motorsports 328 1 running 78 85347
31 40 10 Mike Wallace Dodge Charter Communications Gillett Evernham Motorsports 326 0 running 70 64600
32 26 44 David Reutimann Toyota UPS Michael Waltrip Racing 321 1 running 72 64375
33 2 99 Carl Edwards Ford Aflac Roush Fenway Racing 317 0 running 64 112625
34 24 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge Juicy Fruit Slim Pack Chip Ganassi Racing 296 0 crash 61 92033
35 41 45 Chad McCumbee Dodge Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil Petty Enterprises 296 0 running 58 63975
36 10 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Chevrolet AMP Energy, National Guard Hendrick Motorsports 289 0 running 55 71800
37 42 78 Joe Nemechek Chevrolet Furniture Row, Denver Mattress Furniture Row Racing 278 0 running 52 63675
38 39 96 Ken Schrader Toyota DLP HDTV Hall of Fame Racing 255 0 running 49 71550
39 34 84 Mike Skinner Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Team 254 0 running 46 63425
40 43 70 Tony Raines Chevy Hunt Brothers Pizza Haas CNC Racing 203 0 crash 43 63300
41 9 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Carhartt Roush Fenway Racing 194 1 crash 45 110796
42 25 28 Travis Kvapil Ford Hitachi Power Tools Yates Racing 194 0 crash 37 90244
43 38 00 A.J. Allmendinger Toyota Champion Mortgage Michael Waltrip Racing 52 1 crash 34 63298
44 40 Bryan Clauson Dodge Target / Sony Motor Storm Chip Ganassi Racing
45 75 Derrike Cope Dodge Germain Tool Derrike Cope, Inc.
46 25 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet GoDaddy.com Hendrick Motorsports
47 82 Scott Speed Toyota Red Bull Red Bull Racing Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Bank of America 500 - The Third Turn". www.thethirdturn.com. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  2. ^ "2008 Bank of America 500 race results". Racing-Reference. Archived from the original on 2021-04-28.