2008 Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman

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2008 Camping World RV 400
Race details
Race 29 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 Camping World RV presented by Coleman program cover
2008 Camping World RV presented by Coleman program cover
Date September 28, 2008 (2008-September-28)
Official name Camping World RV 400
Location Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kansas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
Distance 267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching a high of 86 °F (30 °C); wind speeds up to 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[1]
Average speed 133.549 miles per hour (214.926 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 124
Winner
No. 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Rusty Wallace

The 2008 Camping World RV 400 presented by Coleman, was the twenty-ninth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and also served as the third race in the 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup.Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports won the race.

Summary[edit]

The 400.5 miles (644.5 km) race, not to be confused with the Camping World RV 400 at Dover, Delaware, was held on September 28 at the 1.5 miles (2.4 km) Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. ABC carried the 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]

  • The big story came a week earlier, as the speedway, owned by International Speedway Corporation has won a coveted casino license. Plans are to bring the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, a rock-and-roll themed casino overlooking Turn Two to be built on the property, and also add a second race to a future NASCAR Sprint Cup season no later than 2011 by taking one of the dates from one of the ISC-owned tracks.
  • In a somewhat unexpected surprising move, A. J. Allmendinger is out of the Team Red Bull #84 Toyota after the season, and it is expected that Scott Speed will replace him.
  • NASCAR will honor the legacy of actor and former Sprint Cup Series co-owner Paul Newman this weekend with a moment of silence during the pre-race ceremonies. Newman co-owned what is now the #12 car in the 1990s before selling it to Roger Penske.

Qualifying[edit]

Juan Pablo Montoya claimed the pole position for the race; however, in post-race inspection, he was disqualified and placed 43rd because of illegal shock absorbers with a higher than usual gas pressure. As a result, Jimmie Johnson, who finished second in the qualifying, was awarded the pole position.

RANK[2] DRIVER NBR CAR TIME SPEED
1  Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 31.394   172.007  
2  Mark Martin 8 Chevrolet 31.438   171.767  
3  Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 31.456   171.668  
4  Elliott Sadler 19 Dodge 31.482   171.527  
5  Martin Truex, Jr. 1 Chevrolet 31.518   171.331  
6  Paul Menard 15 Chevrolet 31.549   171.162  
7  Bill Elliott 21 Ford 31.581   170.989   *
8  Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 31.623   170.762  
9  Brian Vickers 83 Toyota 31.623   170.762  
10  Casey Mears 5 Chevrolet 31.625   170.751  
11  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 88 Chevrolet 31.628   170.735  
12  David Ragan 6 Ford 31.650   170.616  
13  Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 31.670   170.508  
14  A.J. Allmendinger 84 Toyota 31.672   170.498  
15  Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 31.695   170.374  
16  Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 31.717   170.256  
17  Reed Sorenson 41 Dodge 31.718   170.250  
18  Greg Biffle 16 Ford 31.730   170.186  
19  Patrick Carpentier 10 Dodge 31.754   170.057   *
20  Marcos Ambrose 47 Ford 31.755   170.052   *
21  Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 31.820   169.705  
22  Kyle Petty 45 Dodge 31.854   169.523   *
23  Sam Hornish, Jr. 77 Dodge 31.862   169.481   *
24  Clint Bowyer 07 Chevrolet 31.889   169.337  
25  Tony Raines 70 Chevrolet 31.889   169.337   *
26  Dave Blaney 22 Toyota 31.892   169.321  
27  Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 31.905   169.252  
28  Joey Logano 96 Toyota 31.910   169.226   *
29  Michael Waltrip 55 Toyota 31.923   169.157  
30  Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 31.926   169.141  
31  Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 31.936   169.088  
32  David Gilliland 38 Ford 31.970   168.908  
33  Travis Kvapil 28 Ford 31.980   168.856  
34  Carl Edwards 99 Ford 31.989   168.808  
35  Regan Smith 01 Chevrolet 31.991   168.797  
36  Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 32.000   168.750  
37  Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 32.056   168.455  
38  Scott Riggs 66 Chevrolet 32.085   168.303  
39  Joe Nemechek 78 Chevrolet 32.090   168.277   *
40  Michael McDowell 00 Toyota 32.096   168.245   *
41  Robby Gordon 7 Dodge 32.123   168.104  
42  David Reutimann 44 Toyota 32.155   167.937   OP
43  Tony Stewart 20 Toyota 32.281   167.281   OP
44  Johnny Sauter 08 Dodge 32.379   166.775   *
45  Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Dodge 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: Michael McDowell (#00), Johnny Sauter (#08).

Race recap[edit]

The top three drivers the Chase finished 1-2-3 as Johnson beat Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. This race was well known for its spectacular finish between Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards, where Edwards charged into the inside of Johnson in turn 3. The turn was too wide, causing Edwards' car to not turn completely at full speed, and hit the wall, where Johnson passed him. Johnson ducked to the apron and Edwards followed, but Johnson beat him by two car lengths.

Results[edit]

POS[3] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 1 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 267 364411 running 124 195
2 34 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 267 259575 running 31 175
3 18 16   Greg Biffle 3M / Sherwin Williams   (Jack Roush) Ford 267 180100 running 0 165
4 13 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 267 184786 running 0 160
5 3 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 267 164866 running 49 160
6 36 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 267 156411 running 0 150
7 37 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 267 150558 running 0 146
8 12 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 267 114550 running 0 142
9 14 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 267 102850 running 0 138
10 4 19   Elliott Sadler Garmin   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 267 137120 running 0 134
11 30 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 267 133816 running 1 135
12 24 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 267 110825 running 0 127
13 11 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 267 104475 running 0 124
14 10 5   Casey Mears Carquest / Kellogg's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 267 108675 running 29 126
15 9 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 267 102150 running 0 118
16 15 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 267 136775 running 0 115
17 16 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 267 102250 running 0 112
18 2 8   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 266 126108 running 0 109
19 40 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 266 91250 running 1 111
20 42 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 266 120808 running 0 103
21 8 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 266 119841 running 0 100
22 32 38   David Gilliland Ford. Drive One.   (Yates Racing) Ford 266 107308 running 0 97
23 25 70   Tony Raines Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 266 86100 running 0 94
24 21 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 266 124761 running 0 91
25 7 21   Bill Elliott Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers) Ford 266 102770 running 0 88
26 17 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 266 113739 running 0 85
27 6 15   Paul Menard Menards / Super Clean   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 266 93825 running 0 82
28 27 18   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 266 100125 running 1 84
29 19 10   Patrick Carpentier LifeLock   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 266 86425 running 3 81
30 31 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 265 84675 running 0 73
31 26 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 265 100633 running 0 70
32 35 01   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 265 89275 running 0 67
33 23 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Truck Rental   (Roger Penske) Dodge 265 126650 running 0 64
34 33 28   Travis Kvapil Hitachi Power Tools   (Yates Racing) Ford 264 109039 running 0 61
35 29 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 264 94908 running 1 63
36 20 47   Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie Snacks   (Tad Geschickter) Ford 264 80450 running 0 55
37 39 7   Robby Gordon Menards   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 264 99863 running 0 52
38 43 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 263 80000 running 0 49
39 28 96   Joey Logano DLP HDTV / Nebraska Furniture   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 263 87800 running 0 46
40 41 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 260 128336 running 0 43
41 22 45   Kyle Petty Wells Fargo   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 257 88922 running 0 40
42 38 66   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 235 79205 running 0 37
43 5 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 229 110425 transmission 27 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 2008 Camping World RV 400 at The Old Farmers' Almanac. Accessed 2013-06-22. Archived 2013-07-05.
  2. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-01.