2008 Dickies 500

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2008 Dickies 500
Race details
Race 34 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Simple line diagram of Texas Motor Speedway track layout
Simple line diagram of Texas Motor Speedway track layout
Date November 2, 2008 (2008-11-02)
Official name Samsung Mobile 500
Location Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.3 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 84.9 °F (29.4 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 28.652
Most laps led
Driver Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 212
No. 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC

The 2008 Dickies 500 was a NASCAR Cup Series motor race held on November 2, 2008, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) asphalt quad-oval, it was the 34th race of the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season. The race was won by Carl Edwards for the Roush Fenway Racing team. Jeff Gordon finished second, and Jamie McMurray clinched third.


Jeff Gordon won the pole position, with Martin Truex Jr. joining him on the front row.[2]

This was the Sprint Cup Debut of Brad Keselowski and the return of the No. 25 car from Hendrick Motorsports.

Failed to qualify: Tony Raines (#70), Bryan Clauson (#40), Chad McCumbee (#45), Max Papis (#13), Johnny Sauter (#08).[2]


Carl Edwards used fuel mileage to sweep the season series at TMS. Points leader Jimmie Johnson finished one lap down in 15th place, but still led Edwards by 106 points.[2]


  1. ^ "2008 Dickies 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  2. ^ a b c Race information for the 2008 Dickies 500 at Racing Reference