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
Watkins Glen grand prix race course
Watkins Glen grand prix race course
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
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]


For the second straight year, qualifying was cancelled due to rain, so the rulebook was used to set the starting field with Kyle Busch on P-1.

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


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.


Top Ten Finishers

Yellow indicates locked in the Chase

Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 21 Marcos Ambrose (R) Ford Wood Brothers Racing
4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
5 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
8 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
9 99 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Penske Racing


  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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