2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen

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2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen
Race details[1]
Race 22 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen program cover
2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen program cover
Date August 10, 2008 (2008-August-10)
Official name Centurion Boats at the Glen
Location Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York
Course Permanent racing facility
2.45 mi (3.942 km)
Distance 90 laps, 220.5 mi (354.86 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 77 °F (25 °C); wind speeds up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)
Average speed 97.148 miles per hour (156.345 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 2008 Owner's Points
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 52
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Dale Jarrett

The 2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen was the twenty-second race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the second and final road course event of the season. The 90-lap, 220.5 miles (354.9 km) race was held on August 10, 2008 at Watkins Glen International Raceway in the New York namesake village. ESPN carried the race 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]

Qualifying[edit]

For the second straight year, qualifying was cancelled due to rain, so the rulebook was used to set the starting field with Kyle Busch starting on pole based on owner's points.

Failed to make race as qualifying was cancelled due to rain: Boris Said (#60) and Brian Simo (#34).

Recap[edit]

Kyle Busch set a new NASCAR record with his eighth win of the season, his sixteenth in all three major NASCAR series and swept the road course races by winning. A major accident with eight laps remaining led by Michael McDowell and David Gilliland colliding with one another causing a total of nine cars to be in a wreck, delaying the race under a red flag for 45 minutes. Kyle Busch's win also clinched a spot in the 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup, which includes the top seed.

Results[edit]

POS ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 1 18   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 90 227000 running 52 195
2 9 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 90 192036 running 1 175
3 43 21   Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie   (Wood Brothers) Ford 90 141095 running 0 165
4 25 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Big Red Slim Pack   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 90 137983 running 2 165
5 18 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 90 133783 running 0 155
6 11 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 90 134661 running 0 150
7 4 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 132236 running 2 151
8 10 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 90 113866 running 0 142
9 3 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 121425 running 0 138
10 19 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 90 81225 running 0 134
11 37 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 90 74075 running 0 130
12 13 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 120241 running 0 127
13 32 01   Ron Fellows Bass Pro Shops / Red Head   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 90 80475 running 0 124
14 7 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 90 100141 running 0 121
15 22 19   Elliott Sadler Best Buy / Garmin   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 90 96520 running 0 118
16 20 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 76800 running 0 115
17 5 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 90 109833 running 0 112
18 17 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 90 75925 running 0 109
19 24 5   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 81950 running 0 106
20 39 10   Patrick Carpentier Charter Communications   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 90 67600 running 0 103
21 8 16   Greg Biffle 3M   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 75400 running 0 100
22 2 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 74800 running 33 102
23 12 07   Clint Bowyer DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 90 82025 running 0 94
24 40 45   Boris Said Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 90 84458 running 0 91
25 36 00   Michael McDowell Champion Mortgage   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 90 82733 running 0 88
26 16 12   Ryan Newman Kodak   (Roger Penske) Dodge 90 104700 running 0 85
27 31 7   Robby Gordon Jim Beam   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 90 87758 running 0 82
28 27 15   Paul Menard Menards / Quaker State   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 90 73350 running 0 79
29 6 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 90 111011 running 0 76
30 14 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 90 73425 running 0 73
31 30 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 90 91989 running 0 70
32 34 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 90 107125 running 0 67
33 28 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 89 64850 running 0 64
34 35 66   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 89 72933 running 0 61
35 15 8   Aric Almirola U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 89 95283 running 0 58
36 23 28   Travis Kvapil Hitachi Li-Ion Power   (Yates Racing) Ford 89 88164 running 0 55
37 38 96   P. J. Jones DLP HDTV / TheHiDefinitionStore.com   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 89 68825 running 0 52
38 41 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row Racing   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 86 60650 crash 0 49
39 33 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 83 70072 running 0 46
40 26 38   David Gilliland Dish Network Turbo HD   (Yates Racing) Ford 81 60390 crash 0 43
41 29 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 81 60230 crash 0 40
42 21 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 81 97046 crash 0 37
43 42 70   Max Papis Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 81 60373 crash 0 34
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Brian Simo 34 Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins Chevrolet
45 Boris Said 60 7-Eleven Slurpee / No Fear Mark Simo Ford
WD Regan Smith 81 Dale Earnhardt, Inc. Chevrolet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
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