2008 Camping World RV 400

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2008 Camping World RV 400
Race details
Race 28 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 Camping World RV 400 program cover
2008 Camping World RV 400 program cover
Date September 21, 2008 (2008-September-21)
Official name Camping World RV 400
Location Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1.0 mi (1.609 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Average speed 114.168 miles per hour (183.736 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 22.921
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 136
Winner
No. 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2008 Camping World RV 400, was the twenty-eighth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the second race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. The 400 miles (640 km) race was held on Sunday, September 21 at the 1 mile (1.6 km) Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, the city that serves as state capital of the First State. ABC telecast the race beginning at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio provided radio coverage starting at 1:15 PM US EDT.

Pre-Race news[edit]

  • Patrick Carpentier is officially a free agent after Gillett Evernham Motorsports could not find sponsorship for 2009. It will be more than likely that Reed Sorenson, who was signed away from Chip Ganassi Racing will take over the #10 car next season. In other GEM news, it was announced that Robby Gordon Motorsports will merge with the Gillett Evernham Motorsports organization for the 2009 season, this two weeks after GEM sued Robby Gordon's team in a dispute over the terms. Obviously, the suit will be dropped with the merger.
  • NASCAR officially introduced a new random drug testing policy among all drivers, over-the-wall crew members and even race officials, effective with the 2009 season. This new policy will put the stock car racing organization on the same level as the major "ball-and-stick" sports.

Qualifying[edit]

Jeff Gordon took the pole, with Mark Martin starting alongside.

RANK[1] DRIVER NBR CAR TIME SPEED
1  Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 22.921   157.061  
2  Mark Martin 8 Chevrolet 22.922   157.054  
3  Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 23.001   156.515  
4  Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 23.021   156.379  
5  Greg Biffle 16 Ford 23.035   156.284  
6  Clint Bowyer 07 Chevrolet 23.125   155.676  
7  David Gilliland 38 Ford 23.134   155.615  
8  Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 23.145   155.541  
9  Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 23.149   155.514  
10  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 88 Chevrolet 23.151   155.501  
11  Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 23.151   155.501  
12  Elliott Sadler 19 Dodge 23.161   155.434  
13  Tony Raines 70 Chevrolet 23.192   155.226   *
14  David Reutimann 44 Toyota 23.199   155.179  
15  Travis Kvapil 28 Ford 23.201   155.166  
16  Martin Truex, Jr. 1 Chevrolet 23.206   155.132  
17  Patrick Carpentier 10 Dodge 23.211   155.099   *
18  Brian Vickers 83 Toyota 23.212   155.092  
19  Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 23.219   155.045  
20  Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 23.227   154.992  
21  Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 23.232   154.959  
22  Carl Edwards 99 Ford 23.239   154.912  
23  David Ragan 6 Ford 23.241   154.899  
24  Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 23.242   154.892  
25  Sam Hornish, Jr. 77 Dodge 23.261   154.765   *
26  Regan Smith 01 Chevrolet 23.265   154.739  
27  Joe Nemechek 78 Chevrolet 23.279   154.646   *
28  Michael McDowell 00 Toyota 23.312   154.427  
29  Marcos Ambrose 21 Ford 23.314   154.414   *
30  A.J. Allmendinger 84 Toyota 23.315   154.407   *
31  Casey Mears 5 Chevrolet 23.326   154.334  
32  Scott Riggs 66 Chevrolet 23.403   153.826  
33  Tony Stewart 20 Toyota 23.410   153.780  
34  Paul Menard 15 Chevrolet 23.421   153.708  
35  Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Dodge 23.451   153.512  
36  Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 23.454   153.492  
37  Dave Blaney 22 Toyota 23.485   153.289  
38  Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 23.497   153.211   *
39  Ken Schrader 96 Toyota 23.518   153.074   *
40  Reed Sorenson 41 Dodge 23.525   153.029  
41  Michael Waltrip 55 Toyota 23.577   152.691  
42  Robby Gordon 7 Dodge 23.706   151.860  
43  Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet 23.711   151.828   *
44  Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 23.834   151.045   OP
45  Johnny Sauter 08 Dodge 24.683   145.849   *
46  Stanton Barrett 50 Chevrolet *

OP: qualified via owners points

PC: qualified as past champion

PR: provisional

QR: via qualifying race

* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify: Chad Chaffin (#34), Johnny Sauter (#08), Stanton Barrett (#50).

Race Recap[edit]

Hard times continued for the top seed in the Chase, Kyle Busch, finished dead last and fell from eighth to 12th in the Chase. Roush Fenway Racing swept the top three spots as Greg Biffle, who had been winless entering the Chase, won his second straight race, winning last week in New Hampshire. Teammates Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards followed Biffle.

Results[edit]

POS[2] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 5 16   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush) Ford 400 218450 running 29 190
2 8 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 400 208041 running 136 180
3 22 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 400 175150 running 85 170
4 2 8   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 400 154508 running 0 160
5 20 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 400 162711 running 81 160
6 24 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 400 139461 running 1 155
7 1 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 400 146011 running 30 151
8 6 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 400 100625 running 2 147
9 21 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 400 125183 running 0 138
10 40 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 400 118783 running 1 139
11 33 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 400 125711 running 0 130
12 37 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 400 95433 running 0 127
13 19 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 400 116100 running 0 124
14 42 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 400 113461 running 0 121
15 31 5   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 400 91275 running 0 118
16 30 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 400 75025 running 0 115
17 14 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 399 74725 running 0 112
18 23 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 399 82750 running 0 109
19 7 38   David Gilliland Ford. Drive One.   (Yates Racing) Ford 399 88483 running 0 106
20 16 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 399 105308 running 0 103
21 34 15   Paul Menard Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 398 81500 running 0 100
22 41 7   Robby Gordon Menards   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 398 94758 running 0 97
23 15 28   Travis Kvapil Hitachi Power Tools   (Yates Racing) Ford 397 101164 running 0 94
24 10 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 397 80750 running 0 91
25 32 66   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 397 82522 running 0 88
26 36 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 397 102216 running 0 85
27 12 19   Elliott Sadler McDonald's   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 397 98320 running 0 82
28 13 70   Tony Raines Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 396 68825 running 0 79
29 28 00   Michael McDowell Champion Mortgage   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 395 73175 running 0 76
30 39 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 395 98739 running 0 73
31 18 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 395 76350 running 0 70
32 29 21   Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 395 86495 running 0 67
33 43 96   Ken Schrader DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 394 76950 running 0 64
34 4 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 394 67825 running 0 61
35 27 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row / DenverMattress.com   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 388 67600 running 0 58
36 9 26   Jamie McMurray Irwin Industrial Tools   (Jack Roush) Ford 369 75450 running 35 60
37 26 01   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 365 75325 running 0 52
38 3 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 362 102266 running 0 49
39 35 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Big Red Slim Pack   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 351 94933 crash 0 46
40 38 45   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 349 66875 running 0 43
41 17 10   Patrick Carpentier Charter Communications   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 348 66680 running 0 40
42 25 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 304 112130 crash 0 37
43 11 18   Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 172 84782 engine 0 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference (in American English). Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  2. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference (in American English). Retrieved 2021-06-01.
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