2008 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500

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2008 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
Race details
Race 21 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2008 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 program cover
2008 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 program cover
Date August 3, 2008 (2008-August-03)
Official name Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500
Location Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); average wind speeds of 17.1 miles per hour (27.5 km/h) with 0.23 inches (0.58 cm) of rain within 24 hours of the race[1]
Average speed 130.567 miles per hour (210.127 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Hendrick Motorsports
Time 53.503
Most laps led
Driver Mark Martin Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
Laps 55
Winner
No. 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Jerry Punch, Andy Petree and Dale Jarrett

The 2008 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500,[2] the twenty-first race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and was held on August 3 of that year at Pocono Raceway in the village of Long Pond, Pennsylvania. ESPN carried the race beginning at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage of the 500 miles (800 km) race starting at 1:15 PM US EDT. The race was sponsored by Sunoco through its official NASCAR gasoline sponsorship and will benefit the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania chapter (covering Philadelphia and the surrounding five-county region), and marked the first time since 1996 that a race at the 2.5 miles (4.0 km) track has had a corporate sponsor.

Pre-Race News[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Jimmie Johnson took the pole position with Mark Martin and David Gilliland in the second and third positions, and Jeff Gordon starting fourth.

RANK[3] DRIVER NBR CAR TIME SPEED
1  Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 53.503   168.215  
2  Mark Martin 8 Chevrolet 53.712   167.560  
3  David Gilliland 38 Ford 53.832   167.187  
4  Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 53.858   167.106  
5  Matt Kenseth 17 Ford 53.930   166.883  
6  Ryan Newman 12 Dodge 53.962   166.784  
7  Kasey Kahne 9 Dodge 54.047   166.522  
8  Brian Vickers 83 Toyota 54.047   166.522  
9  Greg Biffle 16 Ford 54.049   166.516  
10  Kurt Busch 2 Dodge 54.072   166.445  
11  Bobby Labonte 43 Dodge 54.089   166.392  
12  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 88 Chevrolet 54.103   166.349  
13  Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Dodge 54.152   166.199  
14  Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 54.167   166.153  
15  Carl Edwards 99 Ford 54.192   166.076  
16  David Ragan 6 Ford 54.239   165.932  
17  Martin Truex, Jr. 1 Chevrolet 54.245   165.914  
18  Tony Raines 70 Chevrolet 54.260   165.868   *
19  Travis Kvapil 28 Ford 54.273   165.828  
20  Tony Stewart 20 Toyota 54.291   165.773  
21  Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 54.293   165.767  
22  Paul Menard 15 Chevrolet 54.346   165.606  
23  Joe Nemechek 78 Chevrolet 54.352   165.587   *
24  Dave Blaney 22 Toyota 54.358   165.569  
25  Terry Labonte 10 Dodge 54.374   165.520   *
26  Sam Hornish, Jr. 77 Dodge 54.376   165.514  
27  Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 54.381   165.499  
28  David Reutimann 44 Toyota 54.392   165.466  
29  Elliott Sadler 19 Dodge 54.403   165.432  
30  Clint Bowyer 07 Chevrolet 54.423   165.371  
31  A.J. Allmendinger 84 Toyota 54.479   165.201   *
32  Reed Sorenson 41 Dodge 54.490   165.168  
33  Casey Mears 5 Chevrolet 54.493   165.159  
34  Chad McCumbee 45 Dodge 54.536   165.029   *
35  Michael McDowell 00 Toyota 54.542   165.010   *
36  Regan Smith 01 Chevrolet 54.628   164.751  
37  Bill Elliott 21 Ford 54.643   164.705   *
38  Robby Gordon 7 Dodge 54.650   164.684  
39  Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 54.658   164.660  
40  Scott Riggs 66 Chevrolet 54.696   164.546  
41  Jamie McMurray 26 Ford 54.703   164.525  
42  Michael Waltrip 55 Toyota 54.819   164.177  
43  J.J. Yeley 96 Toyota 55.123   163.271   *
44  Chad Chaffin 34 Chevrolet 55.791   161.316   *

OP: qualified via owners points

PC: qualified as past champion

PR: provisional

QR: via qualifying race

* - had to qualify on time

Failed to Qualify: Chad Chaffin (#34).

Race Recap[edit]

After "Happy Hour" was washed out on Saturday due to rain, a mandatory caution would be flying at Lap 20, however two accidents predated them. A rain delay held up the race with 69 laps left, and Carl Edwards would win his fourth race of the season.

Results[edit]

POS[4] ST # DRIVER SPONSOR / OWNER CAR LAPS MONEY STATUS LED PTS
1 15 99   Carl Edwards Office Depot   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 241875 running 53 190
2 20 20   Tony Stewart Home Depot   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 200 196536 running 0 170
3 1 48   Jimmie Johnson Lowe's   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 188086 running 34 170
4 21 29   Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 153936 running 0 160
5 16 6   David Ragan AAA Insurance   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 111725 running 1 160
6 30 07   Clint Bowyer Jack Daniel's   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 111950 running 0 150
7 7 9   Kasey Kahne Budweiser   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 200 122316 running 41 151
8 2 8   Mark Martin Steak-umm Burgers   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 126933 running 55 152
9 41 26   Jamie McMurray Crown Royal   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 93675 running 2 143
10 4 24   Jeff Gordon DuPont   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 126311 running 0 134
11 5 17   Matt Kenseth DeWalt   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 120591 running 3 135
12 12 88   Dale Earnhardt, Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 83500 running 1 132
13 9 16   Greg Biffle Dish Network Turbo HD   (Jack Roush) Ford 200 83475 running 2 129
14 6 12   Ryan Newman Avis   (Roger Penske) Dodge 200 115850 running 0 121
15 17 1   Martin Truex, Jr. Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 103308 running 0 118
16 19 28   Travis Kvapil Hitachi Power Tools   (Yates Racing) Ford 200 99589 running 0 115
17 34 45   Chad McCumbee Marathon American Spirit Motor Oil   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 200 89133 running 0 112
18 18 70   Tony Raines Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 200 66975 running 0 109
19 31 84   A.J. Allmendinger Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 200 70425 running 0 106
20 37 21   Bill Elliott Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies   (Wood Brothers) Ford 200 86645 running 1 108
21 39 31   Jeff Burton AT&T Mobility / Team USA   (Richard Childress) Chevrolet 200 112208 running 0 100
22 33 5   Casey Mears Cheez-It / Carquest   (Rick Hendrick) Chevrolet 200 84050 running 0 97
23 14 11   Denny Hamlin FedEx Express   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 200 105341 running 0 94
24 35 00   Michael McDowell Champion Mortgage   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 200 86833 running 0 91
25 36 01   Regan Smith DEI / Principal Financial Group   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 200 76850 running 0 88
26 26 77   Sam Hornish, Jr. Mobil 1   (Roger Penske) Dodge 200 110875 running 0 85
27 29 19   Elliott Sadler Best Buy / Garmin   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 200 95295 running 0 82
28 8 83   Brian Vickers Red Bull   (Dietrich Mateschitz) Toyota 200 76200 running 0 79
29 40 66   Scott Riggs Haas Automation   (Gene Haas) Chevrolet 199 82108 running 1 81
30 28 44   David Reutimann UPS   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 199 68200 running 0 73
31 24 22   Dave Blaney Caterpillar   (Bill Davis) Toyota 199 79208 running 0 70
32 25 10   Terry Labonte Charter Communications   (Gillett Evernham Motorsports) Dodge 199 64375 running 0 67
33 11 43   Bobby Labonte Cheerios / Betty Crocker   (Petty Enterprises) Dodge 199 103611 running 0 64
34 3 38   David Gilliland FreeCreditReport.com   (Yates Racing) Ford 199 74472 running 0 61
35 32 41   Reed Sorenson Target   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 199 91039 running 0 58
36 27 18   Kyle Busch M&M's   (Joe Gibbs) Toyota 199 81600 running 0 55
37 38 7   Robby Gordon Menards / Johns Manville   (Robby Gordon) Dodge 198 71425 running 0 52
38 10 2   Kurt Busch Miller Lite   (Roger Penske) Dodge 198 63300 running 5 54
39 43 96   J.J. Yeley DLP HDTV   (Jeff Moorad) Toyota 196 71175 out of fuel 0 46
40 13 42   Juan Pablo Montoya Texaco / Havoline   (Chip Ganassi) Dodge 146 90933 engine 0 43
41 23 78   Joe Nemechek Furniture Row / DenverMattress.com   (Barney Visser) Chevrolet 138 62880 crash 0 40
42 22 15   Paul Menard Menards / Energizer   (Dale Earnhardt, Inc.) Chevrolet 137 70730 crash 0 37
43 42 55   Michael Waltrip NAPA Auto Parts   (Michael Waltrip) Toyota 24 62999 engine 1 39
Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
POS NAME NBR SPONSOR OWNER CAR
44 Chad Chaffin 34 Weber Grill Bob Jenkins Chevrolet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Archived from the original on 2013-06-22. Retrieved 2013-06-17.
  2. ^ Pocono race renamed Sunoco Presents The American Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 Presented By Cheez-Its
  3. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  4. ^ "Race Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
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