2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks

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2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks
Race details
Race 13 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks program cover
2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks program cover
Date June 1, 2008 (2008-June-01)
Location Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1.0 mi (1.609 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 84.7 °F (29.3 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[1]
Average speed 121.171 miles per hour (195.006 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Roush Fenway Racing
Time 23.193
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 164
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks was the thirteenth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule which was run on Sunday, June 1 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware's state capital, and serves as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks, with $5 from each ticket sold benefitting the charity. The race was the final NASCAR telecast on Fox for the 2008 season starting at 1:30 PM US EDT and on radio via MRN and Sirius Satellite Radio at 1:15 PM US EDT.

Pre-race news[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Greg Biffle earned his 5th Cup Career pole by qualifying first for the Best Buy 400, with a time of 23.193 and a speed of 155.219. Starting alongside him was Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Champion, with a time of 23.381.

RANK[2] DRIVER NBR CAR TIME SPEED
1  Greg Biffle 16 Ford 23.193   155.219  
2  Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 23.381   153.971  
3  Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 23.412   153.767  
4  Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 23.414   153.754  
5  Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 23.438   153.597  
6  Brian Vickers 83 Toyota 23.466   153.413  
7  Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 23.473   153.368  
8  A.J. Allmendinger 84 Toyota 23.543   152.912   *
9  Elliott Sadler 19 Dodge 23.549   152.873  
10  Jeremy Mayfield 40 Dodge 23.553   152.847   *
11  Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 23.563   152.782  
12  Travis Kvapil 28 Ford 23.578   152.685  
13  Paul Menard 15 Chevrolet 23.579   152.678  
14  Carl Edwards 99 Ford 23.584   152.646  
15  Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 23.603   152.523  
16  Sam Hornish, Jr. 77 Dodge 23.613   152.458   *
17  David Gilliland 38 Ford 23.628   152.362  
18  Dave Blaney 22 Toyota 23.644   152.259  
19  Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 23.654   152.194  
20  Martin Truex, Jr. 1 Chevrolet 23.668   152.104  
21  Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 23.668   152.104  
22  Tony Stewart 20 Toyota 23.672   152.078  
23  David Ragan 6 Ford 23.720   151.771  
24  Bill Elliott 21 Ford 23.726   151.732   *
25  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 88 Chevrolet 23.742   151.630  
26  Clint Bowyer 07 Chevrolet 23.743   151.624  
27  J.J. Yeley 96 Toyota 23.756   151.541   *
28  Scott Riggs 66 Chevrolet 23.758   151.528  
29  Regan Smith 01 Chevrolet 23.786   151.350  
30  Mark Martin 8 Chevrolet 23.791   151.318  
31  Joe Nemechek 78 Chevrolet 23.799   151.267   *
32  Michael McDowell 00 Toyota 23.800   151.261  
33  Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 23.820   151.134  
34  Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 23.844   150.981  
35  Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Dodge 23.869   150.823  
36  Patrick Carpentier 10 Dodge 23.887   150.710   *
37  David Reutimann 44 Toyota 23.918   150.514  
38  Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 23.927   150.458  
39  Tony Raines 34 Chevrolet 23.963   150.232   *
40  Jason Leffler 70 Chevrolet 23.988   150.075   *
41  Casey Mears 5 Chevrolet 24.024   149.850  
42  Michael Waltrip 55 Toyota 24.057   149.645  
43  Matt Crafton 7 Dodge 24.145   149.099   OP
44  Chad McCumbee 45 Dodge 24.173   148.926   *
45  Reed Sorenson 41 Dodge 24.209   148.705   OP

OP: qualified via owners points

PC: qualified as past champion

PR: provisional

QR: via qualifying race

* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:   Jason Leffler (#70), Chad McCumbee (#45), Matt Crafton (#7-DC), Tony Raines (#08-WD)

Race recap[edit]

There was a major wreck on lap 17 that claimed many of the front runners for the lead. This occurred when David Gilliland and Elliott Sadler touched, putting Sadler in the middle of the backstretch. Clint Bowyer, Kasey Kahne, Denny Hamlin, Paul Menard, Elliott Sadler, Tony Stewart, Bill Elliott, Kevin Harvick, Bobby Labonte, Scott Riggs, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were all caught up in the wreck. When the smoke cleared, Kyle Busch won his fourth race of 2008.

Results[edit]

POS[3] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 3 18   Kyle Busch Combos   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 400 302550 running 158 190
2 14 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 400 235375 running 64 175
3 1 16   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush) Ford 400 183525 running 164 175
4 21 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt NANO Technology   (Jack Roush) Ford 400 173541 running 1 165
5 7 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 400 159386 running 3 160
6 20 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 400 145433 running 0 150
7 4 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 399 152136 running 2 151
8 38 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 399 147383 running 0 142
9 18 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 399 116583 running 0 138
10 5 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 399 106425 running 1 139
11 12 28   Travis Kvapil Yates Racing   (Yates Racing) Ford 399 120239 running 0 130
12 35 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 399 119458 running 0 127
13 6 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 398 90675 running 0 124
14 11 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 398 132775 running 6 126
15 23 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 398 99450 running 0 118
16 17 38   David Gilliland FreeCreditReport.com   (Yates Racing) Ford 397 104233 running 0 115
17 39 5   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 397 101700 running 0 112
18 16 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Truck Rental   (Roger Penske) Dodge 397 130150 running 0 109
19 41 7   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 397 108308 running 0 106
20 2 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 396 85900 running 0 103
21 29 01   Regan Smith Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 396 93875 running 0 100
22 13 15   Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 396 92175 running 0 97
23 30 8   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 394 118633 running 0 94
24 27 96   J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 394 92175 running 0 91
25 10 40   Jeremy Mayfield Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 394 90700 running 0 88
26 42 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 394 108764 running 0 85
27 37 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 394 81000 running 0 82
28 40 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 393 91608 running 0 79
29 36 10   Patrick Carpentier Auto Value / Bumper to Bumper   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 393 77300 running 0 76
30 32 00   Michael McDowell Microsoft Small Business   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 393 87197 running 1 78
31 15 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 392 106991 running 0 70
32 19 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 391 113786 running 0 67
33 24 21   Bill Elliott U.S. Air Force   (Wood Brothers) Ford 389 95995 running 0 64
34 31 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 388 76500 running 0 61
35 25 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. AMP Energy / National Guard   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 387 84275 running 0 58
36 26 07   Clint Bowyer DirecTV   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 381 94150 running 0 55
37 8 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 365 76005 running 0 52
38 34 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 326 122831 running 0 49
39 28 66   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 308 75780 running 0 46
40 43 34   Tony Raines doorstopnation.com   (Bob Jenkins) Chevrolet 296 75650 transmission 0 43
41 22 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 199 124256 crash 0 40
42 9 19   Elliott Sadler Best Buy / Garmin / Autism Speaks   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 16 101785 crash 0 37
43 33 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Kinko's   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 16 110699 crash 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Jason Leffler 70 Haas Automation Gene Haas Chevrolet
45 Chad McCumbee 45 Richard Petty Driving Experience Petty Enterprises Dodge
DC Matt Crafton 7 Jim Beam Robby Gordon Dodge
WD Tony Raines 08 FUBAR John Carter Dodge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
  2. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
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