2008 LifeLock 400

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2008 Lifelock 400
Race details
Race 15 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 LifeLock 400 program cover
2008 LifeLock 400 program cover
Date June 15, 2008 (2008-June-15)
Official name Lifelock 400
Location Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.218 km)
Distance 203 laps, 406 mi (653.393 km)
Scheduled Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 81 °F (27 °C); wind speeds reaching 12 miles per hour (19 km/h)[1]
Average speed 145.375 miles per hour (233.958 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 2008 Owner's Points
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 65
Winner
No. 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Bill Weber, Kyle Petty and
Wally Dallenbach, Jr.

The 2008 LifeLock 400 was the fifteenth points race in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule. Held on Sunday, June 15 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, it was the first of two races sponsored by the internet protection service LifeLock, the other being the LifeLock.com 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on July 12.

View of Michigan International Speedway; circa 2008

Eleven cars set times before rain set in and cancelled qualifying, so the field was set by the rule book with points leader Kyle Busch on pole, Jeff Burton second and Dale Earnhardt Jr third. Jason Leffler (#70) and Tony Raines (#34) did not start because qualifying was cancelled due to rain. Kenny Wallace and the #87 car, and the #08 car, without a driver, were both withdrawn earlier in the week.

Race Recap[edit]

In a mixture of luck, fuel economy and strategy, Dale Earnhardt Jr. scored his first win in 76 points races thanks to a late caution due to Sam Hornish, Jr.'s late-race crash, and a green-white-checker finish with Patrick Carpentier and Michael Waltrip crashing near the start/finish line to end the race. Instead of completing a victory lap, or doing the traditional burnout, Earnhardt coasted on to pit road after he had run out of fuel.

Results[edit]

POS[2] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 3 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 203 173550 running 14 190
2 9 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser / LifeLock   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 203 161116 running 0 170
3 16 17   Matt Kenseth Carhartt   (Jack Roush) Ford 203 155066 running 41 170
4 18 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 203 97100 running 44 165
5 12 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 203 136986 running 1 160
6 6 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 203 149061 running 65 160
7 4 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 203 130200 running 21 151
8 13 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 203 98975 running 6 147
9 27 19   Elliott Sadler McDonald's Big Mac   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 203 112120 running 0 138
10 23 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal Cask No. 16   (Jack Roush) Ford 203 95125 running 1 139
11 26 15   Paul Menard Menards / Sylvania   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 203 91875 running 0 130
12 10 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 203 124786 running 0 127
13 1 18   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 203 101800 running 5 129
14 5 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Freight   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 203 115841 running 1 126
15 2 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 203 123008 running 0 118
16 19 28   Travis Kvapil FreeCreditReport.com   (Yates Racing) Ford 203 107314 running 0 115
17 17 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 203 110383 running 0 112
18 8 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 203 124286 running 0 109
19 39 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 203 78650 running 1 111
20 7 16   Greg Biffle Dish Network / Dish DVRs   (Jack Roush) Ford 203 88875 running 0 103
21 22 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 203 82850 running 0 100
22 35 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 203 121325 running 2 102
23 38 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 203 96408 running 1 99
24 43 10   Patrick Carpentier LifeLock   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 202 78800 crash 0 91
25 15 8   Mark Martin U.S. Army   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 202 110933 out of fuel 0 88
26 11 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 202 91825 running 0 85
27 24 38   David Gilliland FreeCreditReport.com   (Yates Racing) Ford 202 92383 running 0 82
28 42 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row / Denver Mattress   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 202 72975 running 0 79
29 36 45   Terry Labonte Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 202 89933 running 0 76
30 25 5   Casey Mears Kellogg's / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 201 91200 running 0 73
31 20 43   Bobby Labonte Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 201 112486 running 0 70
32 31 01   Regan Smith Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 201 82950 running 0 67
33 34 66   Scott Riggs State Water Heaters   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 201 84983 running 0 64
34 32 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 200 99489 running 0 61
35 28 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 200 72125 running 0 58
36 37 21   Bill Elliott Motorcraft   (Wood Brothers) Ford 200 90420 running 0 55
37 33 00   Michael McDowell Champion Mortgage   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 199 81572 running 0 52
38 21 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Big Red Slim Pack   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 194 99848 running 0 49
39 29 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 180 71890 running 0 46
40 30 7   Robby Gordon RVs.com / Camping World   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 150 79850 crash 0 43
41 40 96   J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 116 79815 engine 0 40
42 14 12   Ryan Newman Alltel   (Roger Penske) Dodge 114 113845 engine 0 37
43 41 40   Dario Franchitti Juicy Fruit Slim Pack   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 30 79258 engine 0 34
Failed to qualify
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Jason Leffler 70 Haas Automation Gene Haas Chevrolet
45 Tony Raines 34 Front Row Motorsports Bob Jenkins Chevrolet

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weather information for the 2008 Lifelock 400 at The Old Farmers' Almanac
  2. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference (in American English). Retrieved 2021-05-28.
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