2008 LifeLock.com 400
|Race 19 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season|
Map of the track
|Date||July 12, 2008|
|Official name||LifeLock.com 400|
|Location||Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, Illinois)|
|Course||Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.414 km)
|Distance||267 laps, 400.5 mi (644.542 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures reaching a low of 68 °F (20 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)|
|Average speed||133.996 miles per hour (215.646 km/h)|
|Driver||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|No. 18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Network||Turner Network Television|
|Announcers||Bill Weber, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Kyle Petty|
It was held on July 12 of that year at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, as the race moved to a nighttime event for the first time in the event's history. Televised pre-race activities were scheduled to start at 6:30 PM US EDT, with the radio broadcast of the race handled by Sirius Satellite Radio via MRN, starting at 7:15 PM US EDT. The winner of the race was Kyle Busch, who drove past Jimmie Johnson on the final restart of the race. During practice, Kurt Busch uttered over the radio that his "car just drives like shit".
- The big story that week concerned Tony Stewart. The two-time series champion was given an early release from the Joe Gibbs Racing team following the 2008 season, which was announced on Wednesday (July 9). It was then followed the next day (July 10) by the announcement that Stewart would buy one half of the Haas CNC Racing team, and the team would be renamed Stewart Haas Racing starting in 2009.
- The owners of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. denied rumors that the team, founded by the seven-time NASCAR champion, is for sale.
Qualifying was cancelled due to rain, so the field was set by NASCAR's rulebook.