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2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series
Previous: 2007 Next: 2009
Champions | Seasons
Clint Bowyer, the 2008 Nationwide Series champion.
Clint Bowyer, the 2008 Nationwide Series champion.
Brad Keselowski, who finished third in points, was the highest-finishing series regular in the standings.
Brad Keselowski, who finished third in points, was the highest-finishing series regular in the standings.

The 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series began on February 16 at Daytona International Speedway with the Camping World 300, and ended on November 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway with the Ford 300. This was the first season in which NASCAR's second-tier series was known as the Nationwide Series, ending the 26-year sponsorship by Anheuser-Busch's Busch Beer. The seven-year agreement gives Nationwide Insurance the exclusive rights to tie its brand to NASCAR's second most popular racing series.[1]

Schedule

The following table shows the 2008 schedule published by NASCAR.[2]

— Race ran at night, or started in the late afternoon and finished at night.

# Date Race Distance Venue
1 02/16 Camping World 300 300 miles Daytona International Speedway
2 02/23 Stater Brothers 300 300 miles Auto Club Speedway
3 03/01 Sam's Town 300 300 miles Las Vegas Motor Speedway
4 03/08 Nicorette 300 300 miles Atlanta Motor Speedway
5 03/15 Sharpie Mini 300 300 laps (159.9 miles) Bristol Motor Speedway
6 03/22 Pepsi 300 225 laps (300 miles) Nashville Superspeedway
7 04/05 O'Reilly 300 300 miles Texas Motor Speedway
8 04/11 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 200 laps Phoenix International Raceway
9 04/20 Corona México 200 201.44 miles Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
10 04/26 Aaron's 312 311.22 miles Talladega Superspeedway
11 05/02 Lipton Tea 250 250 laps (187.5 miles) Richmond International Raceway
12 05/09 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 200.8 miles Darlington Raceway
13 05/24 Carquest Auto Parts 300 300 miles Lowe's Motor Speedway
14 05/31 Heluva Good! 200 200 miles Dover International Speedway
15 06/07 Federated Auto Parts 300 300 miles Nashville Superspeedway
16 06/14 Meijer 300 300 miles Kentucky Speedway
17 06/21 Camping World RV Rental 250 250 miles The Milwaukee Mile
18 06/28 Camping World RV Sales 200 200 laps (211.6 miles) New Hampshire Motor Speedway
19 07/04 Winn-Dixie 250 250 miles Daytona International Speedway
20 07/11 Dollar General 300 300 miles Chicagoland Speedway
21 07/19 Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 250 miles Gateway International Raceway
22 07/26 Kroger 200 200 laps O'Reilly Raceway Park
23 08/02 NAPA Auto Parts 200 74 laps (200.46 miles) Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
24 08/09 Zippo 200 82 laps (200.9 miles) Watkins Glen International
25 08/16 CarFax 250 250 miles Michigan International Speedway
26 08/22 Food City 250 250 laps (133.24 miles) Bristol Motor Speedway
27 08/30 Camping World 300 300 miles Auto Club Speedway
28 09/05 Emerson Radio 250 250 laps (187.5 miles) Richmond International Raceway
29 09/20 RoadLoans.com 200 200 laps Dover International Speedway
30 09/27 Kansas Lottery 300 300 miles Kansas Speedway
31 10/10 Dollar General 300 300 miles Lowe's Motor Speedway
32 10/25 Sam's Town 250 250 laps (187.5 miles) Memphis Motorsports Park
33 11/01 O'Reilly Challenge 300 miles Texas Motor Speedway
34 11/08 Arizona.Travel 200 200 laps Phoenix International Raceway
35 11/15 Ford 300 300 miles Homestead-Miami Speedway

2008 team chart

Complete schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Driver Crew chief
Chevrolet CJM Racing 11 Jason Keller 28 Todd Gordon 31
Michael Sibley 4
Scott Lagasse Jr. 7
Front Row Motorsports 24 Eric McClure 32 Cal Boprey 15
Carl Long 20
Brian Simo 3
Jay Robinson Racing 28 Kirk Shelmerdine 1 Kenneth Campbell 2
Bob Keselowski 5
Rick Gay 23
Mark Fordham 1
Chris Rice 4
Brian Keselowski 4
Kenny Wallace 30
JD Motorsports 0 Kertus Davis 2 Gene Allnut 2
Cindy Wosley 4
Brad Hicks 23
Justin Thomas 3
Steve Jenkins 3
Dwayne Leik 4
Mike Potter 2
Danny Efland 7
Donnie Neuenberger 1
Joe Fox 1
J. C. Stout 2
Brad Teague 1
Larry Gunselman 12
Wheeler Boys 1
David Green 1
01 Kertus Davis 14
J. C. Stout 1
Dwayne Leik 1
Mike Potter 2
James Hylton 1
Danny Efland 12
Trevor Boys 1
Wheeler Boys 2
Larry Gunselman 1
JR Motorsports 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 8 Chad Walter 14
Lance McGrew 7
Cam Strader 13
Mark Martin 5
Martin Truex Jr. 1
Landon Cassill 16
Adrián Fernández 1
Jimmie Johnson 3
Ron Fellows 1
88 Brad Keselowski Tony Eury Sr.
Kevin Harvick, Inc. 33 Kevin Harvick 22 Wally Rogers 19
Rick Ren 2
Jason Meeks 13
Cale Gale 10
Ron Hornaday Jr. 2
Ryan Newman 1
MSRP Motorsports 90 Steve Grissom 1 Jack Walter 3
David Ingram Jr. 32
Scott Lynch 1
Todd Bodine 1
Johnny Chapman 27
Chris Cook 2
Don Thomson Jr. 1
Terry Cook 2
Phoenix Racing 1 Johnny Sauter 5 Jon Wolfe 9
Marc Reno 26
Sterling Marlin 1
Mike Bliss 29
Richard Childress Racing 2 Clint Bowyer Dan Deeringhoff
29 Scott Wimmer 22 Pat Smith
Jeff Burton 13
Rusty Wallace Racing 64 David Stremme 32 Steve Darne 6
Dale Ferguson 29
Max Papis 3
66 Steve Wallace Harold Holly
Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing 40 Dario Franchitti (R) 14 Brad Parrott
Bryan Clauson 16
Scott Pruett 2
Reed Sorenson 1
Kevin Hamlin 1
Juan Pablo Montoya 1
Gillett Evernham Motorsports 9 Kasey Kahne 10
Elliott Sadler 4
Patrick Carpentier 8
Chase Miller 12
A. J. Allmendinger 1
MacDonald Motorsports 81 D. J. Kennington 26
Brad Baker 1
Bryan Clauson 1
Randy MacDonald 2
Shane Huffman 1
P. J. Jones 1
Kevin Hamlin 2
Bobby Hillin Jr. 1
Ford Baker Curb Racing 27 Brad Coleman 24 Shawn Parker 24
Jeff White 11
David Gilliland 2
Burney Lamar 1
Casey Atwood 1
Jason Keller 7
JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Kelly Bires Scott Zipadelli
59 Marcos Ambrose Walter Giles 8
Gary Cogswell 27
Roush Fenway Racing 6 David Ragan Mike Kelley
60 Carl Edwards Pierre Kuettel 16
Drew Blickensderfer 19
Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 33 Chris Wright
Boris Said 2
Toyota Braun Racing 32 Denny Hamlin 10
Kyle Busch 10
Brian Vickers 7
James Buescher 6
Michel Jourdain Jr. 1
Jacques Villeneuve 1
38 Jason Leffler Stewart Cooper 7
Paul Wolfe 15
Todd Lohse 13
Germain Racing 7 Mike Wallace Bruce Cook
Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Tony Stewart 9 Dave Rogers 25
Wally Brown 4
Doug Hewitt 6
Kyle Busch 3
Denny Hamlin 5
Joey Logano 18
Michael Waltrip Racing 99 David Reutimann Jerry Baxter
Chevrolet
Ford
Day Enterprise Racing 05 Brett Rowe 16
Danny O'Quinn Jr. 1
Justin Ashburn 3
Burney Lamar 12
Casey Atwood 3
MSRP Motorsports 91 Larry Gunselman 10
Kenny Hendrick 2
Terry Cook 5
Justin Hobgood 15
Scott Steckly 1
Michael McDowell 1
Todd Bodine 1
Specialty Racing 61 Kevin Lepage 19
Brandon Whitt 14
Stanton Barrett Motorsports Stan Barrett 2
Chevrolet
Dodge
Faith Motorsports 89 Morgan Shepherd
Jay Robinson Racing 4 Robert Richardson Jr. 10
Landon Cassill 3
Derrike Cope 19
Jerick Johnson 1
Sheltra Motorsports Patrick Sheltra 2
Dodge
Toyota
Fitz Motorsports 22 Mike Bliss 6 Paul Wolfe 20
Steve Darne 15
Robby Gordon 2
Rubén Pardo 2
Reed Sorenson 1
Johnny Sauter 1
Josh Wise 13
Andrew Ranger 5
Ryan Newman 1
Jarit Johnson 1
Marc Davis 3
Ford
Chevrolet
Dodge
Means Racing 52 Donnie Neuenberger 7
Derrike Cope 8
Scott Gaylord 5
Brad Teague 12
Kevin Lepage 1
Boris Said 1
Tony Raines 1

Part-time schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Driver(s) Crew chief Rounds
Chevrolet Bob Schacht Motorsports 75 Johnny Sauter Bob Schacht 1
Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 8 Martin Truex Jr. Mike Greci 1
Kerry Earnhardt 1
Elite 2 Racing 84 Mike Harmon 18
Carl Long 1
Dale Quarterley 2
Jeremy Clements Racing 50 Jeremy Clements Tony Clements 4
JR Motorsports 48 Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus 1
83 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Lance McGrew 1
Front Row Motorsports 43 Kevin Lepage Jimmy Means 1
Jay Robinson Racing 49 Derrike Cope Jay Robinson 4
Gene Allnut 1
Kenneth Campbell 12
Curtis Aldridge 5
4
Shane Hall 1
Kertus Davis 17
82 Derrike Cope Jay Robinson 1
Kevin Harvick, Inc. 77 Cale Gale (R) Jason Meeks 3
Key Motorsports 31 Jeff Green Tommy Morgan 3
SKI Motorsports Kenny Hendrick 20
Shane Huffman 1
Jeff Fuller 1
Stanton Barrett 1
30 28
Kenny Hendrick 1
34 Mike Dayton 1
93 1
Mac Hill Motorsports 56 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Tony Lambert 3
Travis Kittleson 4
ML Motorsports 70 Mark Green Tom Sokoloski 7
Brian Ross 14
21
NEMCO Motorsports 87 Joe Nemechek Mike Boerschinger 1
O'Connell Racing 09 Kevin O'Connell Barry O'Brien 2
R3 Motorsports 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Rob Jones 5
Robert Fuller 3
8
RB1 Motorsports 71 Ron Young Greg Tester 1
Richard Childress Racing 21 Bobby Labonte Shane Wilson 5
Stephen Leicht 5
Austin Dillon 2
Scott Wimmer 1
Silva Motorsports 65 Stan Silva Jr. Shaun Capener 2
Stott Classic Racing 02 Andy Ponstein Corrie Stott 11
Dominick Casola 1
ThorSport Racing 13 Shelby Howard Chris Rice 2
Transnet Racing 98 Alex García Stan Hover 3
Curb Agajanian Performance Group Johnny Sauter Andy Bean 2
Dodge Beahr Racing Enterprises 57 Jerick Johnson 1
Justin Ashburn 1
Chad Beahr 2
Mike Ege Racing Nick Tucker 1
Michael Guerity 1
Carl Long Racing 46 Carl Long Rick Markle 1
Chip Ganassi Racing 41 Bryan Clauson (R) Brian Pattie 4
Kyle Krisiloff 6
42 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
CFK Motorsports 73 Larry Gunselman Dom Turse 4
Rick Markle 8
1
Kertus Davis 1
Kevin Lepage 10
Faith Motorsports 75 Tim Weaver Yullianna Vizzuett 1
Fitz Motorsports 36 Kenny Wallace Rick Gay 6
Bill Farnsworth 5
5
Rubén Pardo 4
Charles Lewandoski 2
Gillett Evernham Motorsports 19 Chase Miller (R) Kevin Kidd 2
Penske Racing 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Matthew Gimbel 10
Justin Allgaier 4
Robby Gordon Motorsports 55 Robby Gordon Walter Giles 1
Dana Brugman 1
Steve Graham 1
2
Brian Ickler 1
Sadler-Hamilton Racing 95 Willie Allen Danny Gill 2
TW Motorsports 84 José Luis Ramírez Troy Williams 1
86 Antonio Pérez Mark Tutor 1
Troy Williams 1
2
Whitney Motorsports 92 Brian Keselowski Bob Keselowski 11
Ford Baker Curb Racing 37 Brad Baker Jeff White 7
Greg Biffle 1
Burney Lamar 9
John Young 1
Rafael Martínez 1
Borneman Motorsports 83 Johnny Borneman III Kevin Cram 5
Richardson-Haas Motorsports 14 David Gilliland Robert Edwards 1
Roush Fenway Racing 16 Greg Biffle 14
Jamie McMurray 3
Colin Braun 5
17 Matt Kenseth 7
Jamie McMurray 8
Erik Darnell 1
RAB Racing 09 John Wes Townley Keith Hinkein 3
Blake Bainbridge 4
7
Ray Hackett Racing 76 Ryan Hackett Rodney Goodman 2
Ray Hackett 1
3
Specialty Racing 62 Brandon Whitt Doug Taylor 2
Team Rensi Motorsports 35 Danny O'Quinn Jr. Ronald Drake 5
Toyota Braun Racing 10 Brian Vickers Trent Owens 5
Bryan Schaffer 2
5
Justin Marks 1
Dave Blaney 1
D'Hondt Motorsports 92 Kyle Busch Jerry Pitts 1
Germain Racing 03 Todd Bodine Doug Chouinard 1
Justin Marks 1
Michael Annett 1
Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Kyle Busch 16
Denny Hamlin 5
Joey Logano 1
Marc Davis 1
Michael Waltrip Racing 00 Michael McDowell Bobby Kennedy 1
Josh Wise Paul Wolfe 5
Chevrolet
Dodge
CFK Motorsports 78 Nick Tucker Del Markle 1
Johnny Sauter 5
Jennifer Jo Cobb 1
Jason White 1
Chevrolet
Ford
Means Racing 55 Brad Teague Mark Arellano 2
Scott Gaylord 1
Chad Chaffin 1

Television

The 2008 TV schedule followed the same format as 2007, with most races broadcast on ESPN2 and six races broadcast on ABC when ESPN2 broadcast larger sporting events. All races were to be shown live on free-to-air TV in Australia on Ten HD. In Southamerica, SPEED do the broadcasting of all the season.

2008 season races

Camping World 300

The Camping World 300 presented by Chevrolet was held February 16 at Daytona International Speedway. Tony Stewart won the pole and then went on to win the race. Stewart became the first driver to win the season opening Nationwide Series race at Daytona from the pole. Johnny Sauter, Cale Gale, Kertus Davis and David Gilliland all received 25 point penalties for various infractions.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 10 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
5 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 41 Bryan Clauson (R) Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 32 Denny Hamlin Toyota Braun Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Average race speed: 154.154 mph (248.087 km/h)
Lead changes: 16 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 12 laps

Did not qualify: Danny O'Quinn Jr. (#56), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Larry Gunselman (#91), Kenny Wallace (#36), Kevin Lepage (#61), Joe Nemechek (#87), Donnie Neuenberger (#52), Brett Rowe (#05), Mike Harmon (#84), Kertus Davis (#0).

NOTE: On February 20 NASCAR announced that seven Nationwide teams had been penalized due to rule violations during Speedweeks at Daytona. The most notable was Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s #5 team whose crew chief was fined $25,000 and suspended for the next six Nationwide Series events until April 9. Earnhardt Jr. was penalized with the loss of 50 driver points, while car owner Rick Hendrick was penalized 50 owner points. An altered rear spoiler was found during post-practice template inspection which enhanced the aerodynamic performance on the car.[3] On March 4 it was announced that some teams had their penalties upheld and some rescinded by the National Stock Car Racing Commission. Rusty Wallace, Inc. had 3 penalties rescinded on the #64 car driven by David Stremme.[4] The commission also amended 2 of 3 penalties issued to Richardson-Hass Motorsports' #14 car driven by David Gilliland.[5] The commission also reduced a fine against Kevin Harvick, Inc. #77 crew chief Charles Wilson from $15,000 to $5,000 and also reduced a suspension from the next 6 races to only 4 races.[6] The commission opted to uphold penalties against the JD Motorsports #0 car driven by Kertus Davis.[7] The commission also decided to amend 2 of 3 penalties issued to the Phoenix Racing #1 car driven by Johnny Sauter.[8]

Stater Brothers 300

The Stater Brothers 300 was held on Monday, February 25 due to rain at the newly renamed Auto Club Speedway of Southern California (previously California Speedway) in Fontana, California. Jeff Burton won the pole due to qualifying being canceled after being rained out. The race was scheduled to be held on the 23rd, but water seeping onto the track surface prevented this, and it was then scheduled to be held after Sunday's Auto Club 500. More rain postponed that, and again also delayed the Nationwide race to Monday, an hour after the completion of the Sprint Cup Series race. Tony Stewart dominated most of the day leading 139 of 150 laps with fellow Toyota driver David Reutimann sitting in 2nd for much of the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 32 Kyle Busch Toyota Braun Racing
3 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
4 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 17 Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 21 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
Average race speed: 141.769 mph (228.155 km/h)
Lead changes: 11 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 19 laps

Did not qualify: None, only 43 entries.

NOTE: Eric Norris driver of the #14 Carl A. Haas Motorsports entry withdrew, making only 42 starters.

Sam's Town 300

The Sam's Town 300 was held on March 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Brian Vickers won the pole. Just like the previous two weeks, Tony Stewart dominated the race. However, his chance to score his first Vegas win were dashed on lap 138 when he spun while alongside David Reutimann. Hometown hero Kyle Busch had to start in the back but worked his way through the field and took the lead after a lap 63 pit stop. However, his day would end on lap 103 when he cut a right front tire. Another strong car, the #29 of Jeff Burton, worked his way through the field following an unscheduled pit stop. However, on lap 158, his engine blew while challenging Mark Martin for the lead. Eventually, after 12 cautions, the race would turn to three drivers: Martin who was seeking to return to Victory Lane, Carl Edwards who was looking to keep his momentum going after his Cup win in Fontana, and Brad Keselowski, trying to make a name for himself and become the first non Cup Series driver to win since Aric Almirola last year. On lap 195 while Edwards and Keselowski were going side by side at the start/finish line, Martin tapped Edwards in the rear, spinning him into Keselowski and sending the race into overtime. Martin would easily fend off former teammate Greg Biffle for his first Nationwide Series win of the season. Martin later apologized to both Edwards and Keselowski in victory lane.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
6 40 Dario Franchitti (R) Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
7 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
8 9 Patrick Carpentier Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
9 27 Brad Coleman Ford Baker Curb Racing
10 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Average race speed: 108.118 mph (173.999 km/h)
Lead changes: 15 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 13 for 55 laps

Did not qualify: Sam Hornish Jr. (#12), Mike Harmon (#84).

Nicorette 300

The Nicorette 300 was held on March 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Jeff Burton won the pole. As usual, the race would be dominated by Sprint Cup Series points leader Kyle Busch. Busch hoped to make history by being the points leader in all three of NASCAR's top racing circuits. He would do so to an extent, leading 153 laps. However, Busch's hopes would be derailed by a flat tire while entering turn 1. His misfortune would open the door for other drivers such as Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, and polesitter Burton. David Ragan would take the top spot after pit stops under the caution for Busch's crash. However, Burton and Kenseth took first and second on lap 177. Things would stay this way for 9 laps until Kenseth made the pass for the lead. The main highlight of the race came on lap 189. While exiting turn two, Dale Earnhardt Jr. attempted to pass Eric McClure. However, McClure spun in front of Dale Jr., turning him into the wall and into the path of rookie Bryan Clauson, who hit McClure's car as it hit the wall, lifting it off the ground. This brought out a red flag lasting several minutes. Although Kenseth led with three to go, debris from Ragan's car brought out a green-white-checkered finish to lap 198, with Kenseth holding off Harvick for his first win of the season.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 21 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
6 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 22 Mike Bliss Dodge Fitz Motorsports
8 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
9 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
10 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
Average race speed: 131.290 mph (211.291 km/h)
Lead changes: 22 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 22 laps

Did not qualify: None, only 43 entries.

Sharpie Mini 300

The Sharpie Mini 300 was held March 15 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Scott Wimmer won the pole. Unlike other races, Kyle Busch would not dominate this one, as he was taken out by a spinning Martin Truex Jr. on lap 13. 2006 Champion Kevin Harvick had one of the best cars all day but fell out of contention after his tire changer failed to secure a lugnut on lap 102. Clint Bowyer dominated the race, leading for 119 laps. However, the move of the race came on lap 164 when Bowyer and eight others stayed out on the track as rain began to hit the track. Up to that point, Bowyer had been fending off a charging Kasey Kahne for the past 40 laps before the rains hit. The cars would be pulled onto pit road on lap 171 and Bowyer would be declared the winner after a 47-minute rain delay.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
2 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
3 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 22 Mike Bliss Dodge Fitz Motorsports
6 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
7 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
8 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
10 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
Average race speed: 78.74 mph (126.72 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 30 laps

Did not qualify: Danny O'Quinn Jr. (#56), Sam Hornish Jr. (#12).

Pepsi 300

The Pepsi 300 was held on March 22 at Nashville Superspeedway. Kyle Busch won the pole. As usual, Busch would dominate the race, leading 125 laps. However, his bad luck would continue as he spun coming out of turn 4. This move handed the lead to Bristol winner Clint Bowyer who held the top spot until teammate Scott Wimmer passed him with 20 to go. Wimmer would hang on to snap his 57 race winless streak (since Pikes Peak in 2003) and become the first non-Sprint Cup driver to win a race in 2008. This was also Wimmer's 6th and final career victory in the Series.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
2 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 47 Kelly Bires Ford JTG Racing
6 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace Racing
7 32 Denny Hamlin Toyota Braun Racing
8 33 Cale Gale Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
9 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
10 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Ford Team Rensi Motorsports
Average race speed: 134.095 mph (215.805 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 20 laps

Did not qualify: Jerick Johnson (#57), Rubén Pardo (#36).

O'Reilly 300

The O'Reilly 300 was held on April 5 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Kevin Harvick started from the pole after qualifying was rained out. Kyle Busch won the race, it was his first Nationwide Series win of the 2008 season. Busch led four times for 126 laps, including the final 43 laps of the race. Kevin Harvick who led 55 laps broke an axle on his first pit stop and lost 21 laps while his crew replaced it, he finished 34th. Tony Stewart went down a lap with an unscheduled pit stop on lap 71 after cutting his right rear tire. He had run over a lug nut on pit road during a green-flag pit stop on lap 56. Only 14 cars finished on the lead lap.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 21 Bobby Labonte Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 16 Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
7 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
10 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Average race speed: 151.707 mph (244.149 km/h)
Lead changes: 12 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 13 laps

Failed to make race as qualifying was canceled due to rain: Donnie Neuenberger (#0).

Bashas' Supermarkets 200

The Bashas' Supermarkets 200 was held on April 11 at Phoenix International Raceway. Kyle Busch won the pole. And as usual, the race would be utterly dominated by Busch. Busch hoped to make history by being the points leader in all three of NASCAR's top racing circuits.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 20 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
7 21 Stephen Leicht Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
10 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 98.764 mph (158.945 km/h)
Lead changes: 14 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 36 laps

Did not qualify: None, only 43 entries.

Corona México 200

The Corona México 200 was held on April 20 at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico. Colin Braun won the pole. Kyle Busch won the race after passing Scott Pruett with nine laps remaining. Busch warned over his radio that Pruett would get dumped if he kept blocking him, a reference to the 2007 race. The win was Busch's first on a road course and his third straight Nationwide Series win. Scott Pruett led 36 of the 80 laps and wound up finishing third. Road course veteran Boris Said struggled for most of the day and was spun out by Marcos Ambrose with 28 laps remaining. The damage took Said out of the race, and he angrily pointed at Ambrose. Boris commented that "He either made a mistake or he's incredibly stupid, and I don't think he'd make a big mistake like that. I wouldn't expect it from him. "I'm not going to get mad, I'm just going to get even."[9] Ambrose finished the day in second place, his best finish in the Nationwide Series. This was the last race held at Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez for the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car no. Driver Make Team
1 20 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford JTG Racing
3 40 Scott Pruett Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
4 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 9 Patrick Carpentier (R) Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
6 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
9 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
10 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 68.124 mph (109.635 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 18 laps + (2 red flags)

Did not qualify: Brett Rowe (#05), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Derrike Cope (#49), Joe Fox (#0).

Aaron's 312

The Aaron's 312 was held on April 26 at Talladega Superspeedway, in Talladega, Alabama. Tony Stewart won the pole and later went on to win the race. Tony Stewart and Dale Earnhardt Jr. dominated much of the race running in first and second place respectively. 2007 IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti blew a tire on lap 11 and spun around onto the apron in Turn 3 into the path of the #91 car driven by Larry Gunselman who slammed into the driver's side of Franchitti's car. Franchitti suffered a fractured left ankle and minor contusions from the hard impact,[10] the injury would sideline him for 5 Sprint Cup Series races. The big wreck (often dubbed "The Big One") occurred on lap 71 when Kevin Lepage was coming off pit road and merged immediately in front of the lead pack traffic. Lepage was only running around 115 mph when the wreck happened compared to the leaders who were running 191 mph. Several contenders were taken out including Kyle Busch and Carl Edwards. The race was red flagged to clean up debris. Around 16 cars were involved in the wreck, during the race several drivers were penalized for blending onto the track too early, instead of blending at Turn 2. Lepage publicly apologized for the incident the next day saying "I made a huge driver error by blending onto the racetrack in the wrong area. This caused a multi-car accident and changed the outcome of the race for many teams."[11] Dale Earnhardt Jr. waited to make a last lap pass down the backstretch on Stewart but didn't have any drafting help, Dale would cross the finish line in sixth position.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
3 25 Bobby Hamilton Jr. Ford Team Rensi Motorsports
4 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
5 70 Mark Green Chevrolet ML Motorsports
6 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
8 9 Patrick Carpentier (R) Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
9 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
Average race speed: 133.111 mph (214.221 km/h)
Lead changes: 15 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 27 laps + (1 red flag)

Did not qualify: None, only 43 cars.

Lipton Tea 250

The Lipton Tea 250 was held on May 2 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Kasey Kahne won the pole. The race, like the previous year's featured pit strategy as a key factor. Bryan Clauson (#41) spun out on lap 247 with only 3 laps left bringing out the eighth and final caution. Virginia native Denny Hamlin who was leading at the time of Clauson's spin made a pit stop during the caution for four fresh Goodyear tires. On the restart of a green-white-checkered finish Hamlin blew past Carl Edwards and race leader Kevin Harvick who both opted to not pit during the late race caution.[12] It was Denny Hamlin's sixth Nationwide Series career win and also Joe Gibbs Racing's seventh Nationwide Series victory in 2008. Kyle Busch came from a lap down to finish third, even after Steve Wallace got into Busch on the final lap. Kyle retaliated at Wallace after the checkered flag and spun out fourth-place finisher David Ragan in the process. Busch and Wallace had a small altercation on pit road after the race. Wallace who was seated in his #66 Chevy grabbed Busch's helmet when Busch confronted him about the incident.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
3 32 Kyle Busch Toyota Braun Racing
4 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
6 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
7 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
9 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 29 Scott Wimmer Toyota Richard Childress Racing
Average race speed: 96.238 mph (154.880 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 41 laps

Did not qualify: Chad Beahr (#57).

Diamond Hill Plywood 200

The Diamond Hill Plywood 200 was held on May 9 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. Carl Edwards won the pole. Denny Hamlin who won the previous race and was the fastest in the two final practice sessions hit the wall on his qualifying lap and failed to qualify. Carl Edwards, who won the pole, chose to start on the outside of Bowyer, the second-place qualifier. But scraped the wall while racing Bowyer on the opening lap. Edwards' bad luck would continue when on lap 2 his #60 Ford blew the right-front tire and smacked the Turn 3 wall causing his race to end early. Matt Kenseth led Tony Stewart by more than two seconds with 46 laps left in the race but Kenseth made a pit stop on lap 121, complaining that his wheels were chattering. The crew put on four tires and sent Kenseth back on the track, but Kenseth wrecked in Turn 4 on lap 128 trying to catch the first car one lap down. The race was red flagged with 19 laps remaining as track crews cleaned up after Kenseth's wreck. David Ragan spun on lap 138 and hit the wall bringing out the seventh caution. Mark Martin's engine stalled on the restart with three laps remaining due to fuel pickup problems, triggering a six-car wreck, the race was red flagged again for cleanup. Stewart led the field to the restart of a green-white-checker finish on lap 148. Tony Stewart pulled away from Clint Bowyer and went on to win his first race at Darlington Raceway. It was Stewart's fourth victory in the 2008 Nationwide Series, and the sixth of his career. It marked the eighth win for Joe Gibbs Racing in the 2008 Nationwide Series, and the fourth consecutive victory for the team's #20 car.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
4 03 Todd Bodine Toyota Germain Racing
5 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
6 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
7 11 Jason Keller Chevrolet CJM Racing
8 9 Chase Miller (R) Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
9 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
10 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford JTG Racing
Average race speed: 107.139 mph (172.424 km/h)
Lead changes: 11 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 36 laps + (2 red flags)

Did not qualify: Brett Rowe (#05), Denny Hamlin (#18).

Carquest Auto Parts 300

The Carquest Auto Parts 300 was held on May 24 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. Brian Vickers won the pole. Kyle Busch driving for Braun Racing won the race, ending the four-race winning streak of Joe Gibbs Racing. During the final caution (#88) Brad Keselowski tapped (#20) Denny Hamlin's bumper as the cars circled the track behind the pace car. Keselowski was upset with the way Hamlin had raced him. Hamlin retaliated by turning right into Keselowski's Chevrolet, damaging the left-front fender. The move by Hamlin upset Dale Earnhardt Jr. owner of the #88 and driver of the #83 for this race only, who was running fourth right behind the #88. While still under caution Earnhardt drove up and tapped Hamlin's bumper. After the incident an angry post-race confrontation erupted between the #88 JR Motorsports crew and the #20 Gibbs crew. The confrontation resulted in three members of the JR Motorsports crew being fined by NASCAR and one member was also suspended for one race.[13]

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 32 Kyle Busch Toyota Braun Racing
2 20 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 83 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 10 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
6 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 5 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet JR Motorsports
Average race speed: 120.331 mph (193.654 km/h)
Lead changes: 18 among 11 drivers
Cautions: 12 for 44 laps

Did not qualify: Burney Lamar (#37), Johnny Chapman (#90), Brett Rowe (#05).

Heluva Good! 200

The Heluva Good! 200 was held on May 31 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware. Carl Edwards won the pole. The start of the race was delayed for three hours due to heavy rain. This race marked the much anticipated debut of 18-year-old driving sensation Joey Logano driving the #20 GameStop Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Dario Franchitti made his first start since breaking his ankle in the Aaron's 312 at Talladega. Kyle Busch driving for Braun Racing led 68 laps, but various problems dropped him back in the field. Busch made a pit stop on Lap 105 while leading, but contact between his #32 Toyota and Brad Keselowski's #88 Chevrolet forced both cars back to pit road under the third caution of the race. Busch had rallied back to the eight position when on Lap 169, Braun Racing teammate Jason Leffler lost control of his car and knocked Busch into the Turn 2 wall. From then on, Denny Hamlin would hold off polesitter Edwards and David Stremme over the final 28 laps to win the race. It would be Joe Gibbs Racing's ninth victory in the 2008 Nationwide Series. Joey Logano was able to keep his car in one piece and finish sixth, despite making contact with Kasey Kahne on pit road early in the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
4 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 20 Joey Logano (R) Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
7 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
9 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
Average race speed: 112.395 mph (180.882 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps

Did not qualify: Dominick Casola (#02).

Federated Auto Parts 300

The Federated Auto Parts 300 presented by Dollar General was held on June 7 at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee. The 18-year-old phenom Joey Logano won the pole in his second ever start. Logano led early for 60 laps. Though Logano, Clint Bowyer, David Reutimann, and others headed for the pits on Lap 79, Brad Keselowski stayed out. This move put Keselowski on a different fuel strategy, pitting late with 41 laps to go instead of pitting with the rest of the field with 77 to go. On lap 89 Logano was taken out of contention during a four wide race through Turn 4. His #20 Toyota was clipped by Greg Biffle's Ford, turning him sideways into Busch's car before shooting up the track and into the outside wall. Late in the race fuel became an issue as Reutimann appeared to have his second Nationwide career win in the bag while being pursued by Bowyer and Kyle Busch. However, a caution brought out by a spinning Brad Teague ruined Reutimann's hopes of victory, as he was passed by Bowyer and Busch on the restart with 8 laps to go. As Bowyer made contact with Reutimann, Keselowski made his move to the inside of Bowyer, taking the lead and eventually his first ever win in his 49th start.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
3 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
4 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
7 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 47 Kelly Bires Ford JTG Racing
9 5 Landon Cassill (R) Chevrolet JR Motorsports
10 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Average race speed: 117.643 mph (189.328 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 10 for 41 laps

Did not qualify: Brian Keselowski (#92), Brett Rowe (#05), Ryan Hackett (#76).

Meijer 300

The Meijer 300 presented by Oreo was held on June 14 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. 18-year-old phenom Joey Logano won the pole. From the drop of the green, Logano and teammate Kyle Busch dominated the race, leading a combined total of 116 laps, with Busch leading a race high 85 laps. It would be the Logano and Busch show until lap 163 when Busch spun coming out of turn 2. From there, Logano went on to win the race, becoming the youngest winner in the NASCAR Nationwide Series at only 18 years and 21 days, beating Casey Atwood's long standing record of 18 years, 10 months and 9 days set when he won at Milwaukee in 1999.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Joey Logano (R) Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
4 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 40 Bryan Clauson (R) Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
6 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford JTG Racing
7 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
9 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 11 Jason Keller Chevrolet CJM Racing
Average race speed: 135.508 mph (218.079 km/h)
Lead changes: 14 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps

Did not qualify: Danny O'Quinn Jr. (#05).

Camping World RV Rental 250

The Camping World RV Rental 250 was held on June 21 at The Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. The defending 2007 NASCAR Busch Series champion, Carl Edwards, won the event, end his 36-winless streak drought. Edwards had started in the back, due to not making to the track for qualifying. Last week's winner, Joey Logano finished a hard strong 2nd, while points leader, Clint Bowyer finished 3rd.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 20 Joey Logano (R) Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
6 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
8 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
9 11 Jason Keller Chevrolet CJM Racing
10 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
Average race speed: 91.678 mph (147.541 km/h)
Lead changes: 12 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 34 laps

Did not qualify: Rubén Pardo (#05), Kenny Hendrick (#31), Andy Ponstein (#02), Chad Chaffin (#55), Mike Harmon (#84).

Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com

The Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by RVs.com was held on June 28 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Landon Cassill won the pole but started from the rear due to an engine change. Cassill gained 28 positions but on Lap 47 a tap from Bobby Hamilton Jr. sent his #5 Chevy into the wall and ended his day. He finished 34th. Tony Stewart who started 8th dominated the race in the #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota leading 75 of the 200 laps. Fellow Joe Gibbs driver Kyle Busch also fared well starting 4th and leading 63 laps eventually finishing 3rd. David Reutimann led 25 laps and managed a 7th-place finish in his Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota. Nationwide points leader Clint Bowyer started 2nd and led 36 laps before finishing 9th. Greg Biffle crashed on the last lap causing the race to end under caution with Stewart, Hamlin and Busch claiming the top 3 spots. The race marked the first 1–2–3 Nationwide Series finish for Toyota. Stewart's win was the eighth of the season for the #20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 32 Denny Hamlin Toyota Braun Racing
3 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
8 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
9 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
Average race speed: 109.025 mph (175.459 km/h)
Lead changes: 11 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 22 laps

Did not qualify: Justin Hobgood (#91).

NOTE: NASCAR announced on July 2 that Chad Walter crew chief for the #5 JR Motorsports team had been fined due to a rule violation during the Nationwide Series event at New Hampshire on June 28. Walter was fined $10,000 and placed on NASCAR probation until December 31 due to the use of improper language by a crew chief during a televised interview of the race. After a wreck between Bobby Hamilton Jr. and the #5 driver Landon Cassill, Walter said "Shit happens" in an interview with an ESPN reporter. Rick Hendrick, listed owner of the #5 Chevy, was penalized with the loss of 25 Nationwide Series car owner points while Cassill was docked 25 Nationwide Series driver points.[14]

Winn-Dixie 250

The Winn-Dixie 250 Powered by Coca-Cola was held on July 4 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Denny Hamlin won the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 20 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
7 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
Average race speed: 155.761 mph (250.673 km/h)
Lead changes: 17 among 10 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 10 laps

Did not qualify: Justin Hobgood (#91), Justin Ashburn (#05).

NOTE: Race extended 5 laps / 12.5 miles due to a green-white-checker finish.

Dollar General 300

The Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola was held on July 11 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. Sprint Cup Series regular David Reutimann won the pole. Denny Hamlin started the race in 41st position after a mechanical problem in qualifying forced him to start from the rear. Hamlin rallied back and finished 2nd having one of the fastest cars near the end of the race. Tony Stewart missed a shift at the start of the race causing Kevin Harvick to slam into the back of Stewart's car taking both drivers out of contention for the win. The first caution flag flew on Lap 56 when Jason Leffler spun into the infield grass during green flag pit stops. The second caution was brought out on Lap 63 when Matt Kenseth's #17 car spun coming off Turn 4. The third and final caution came out for debris from Tony Stewart's #20 car. The race stayed green setting a record average speed, Kyle Busch had a 3.120 second advantage over Denny Hamlin when he took the checkered flag. The win was Busch's fifth 2008 Nationwide victory, and the 16th of his career. The win gave Joe Gibbs Racing a series record tying 13 wins in a single season, matching in 20 races the 13 wins Richard Childress Racing scored in all of 2007.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 32 Denny Hamlin Toyota Braun Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 10 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
5 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
6 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 5 Landon Cassill (R) Chevrolet JR Motorsports
Average race speed:
Lead changes: 10 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps

Did not qualify: Jeremy Clements (#50), Robert Richardson Jr. (#23), Kevin Lepage (#43), Brian Keselowski (#92), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Chad Blount (#36), Justin Hobgood (#91).

Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250

The Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250 was held on July 19 at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Carl Edwards was the winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 11 Jason Keller Chevrolet CJM Racing
4 10 Jason Leffler Toyoyta Braun Racing
5 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
6 5 Landon Cassill (R) Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 32 James Buescher Toyota Braun Racing
8 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
9 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
10 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
Average race speed: 108.095 MPH
Lead changes: 12 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 25 laps

Did not qualify: Brad Baker (#37), Andy Ponstein (#02), Kevin Lepage (#84), Nick Tucker (#57).

Kroger 200

The Kroger 200 was held on July 26 at O'Reilly Raceway Park in Clermont, Indiana. Kyle Busch was the overall winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 16 Colin Braun Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
4 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 22 Josh Wise Dodge Fitz Motorsports
6 33 Cale Gale (R) Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
7 5 Landon Cassill (R) Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 80.522 MPH
Lead changes: 4 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps

Did not qualify: Charles Lewandoski (#36), Andy Ponstein (#02), Chad Beahr (#57).

NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge

The NAPA Auto Parts 200 was held on August 2 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The race became the first NASCAR race in history to be run in the rain, as cars were fitted with rain tires and windshield-wipers. Despite these advantages, the race was eventually red-flagged and was soon called after 48 of the scheduled 74 laps. Although Marcos Ambrose dominated the race in the #59 for a second-straight year, he got penalized for speeding on pit road which gave the lead to Canadian Ron Fellows. Fellows held it to the end and was declared the winner, his final NASCAR Nationwide Series win of his racing career, plus his final win in any form of division in NASCAR. During an earlier caution for rain, Carl Edwards was seen using what looked to be a floor mop to try and clean his windshield; he was given it to combat the windshield fogging up on the inside.

Top ten finishers
Pos Car # Driver Make Team
1 5 Ron Fellows Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 9 Patrick Carpentier Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
3 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford JTG Racing
4 33 Ron Hornaday Jr. Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 25 Boris Said Ford Rensi-No Fear
6 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
8 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
10 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 50.149 MPH
Lead changes: 3 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 12 laps

Did not qualify: Kevin O'Connell (09).

Zippo 200 at the Glen

The Zippo 200 was held on August 9 at Watkins Glen International. Marcos Ambrose was the overall winner, becoming the first Australian winner in NASCAR history. Dario Franchitti became the first Scottish driver to win a NASCAR pole position and the first Scotsman to lead laps in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, finishing 5th.

Top ten finishers
Pos Car # Driver Make Team
1 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford JTG Racing
2 92 Kyle Busch Toyota D'Hondt Motorsports
3 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 40 Dario Franchitti Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
6 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
8 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 27 Brad Coleman Ford Baker Curb Racing
Average race speed: 85.954 MPH
Lead changes: 11 among 9 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 15 laps

Did not qualify: Burney Lamar (#05), Kenny Hendrick (#31), Derrike Cope (#49), Larry Gunselman (#0), Alex Garcia (#98).

Carfax 250

The Carfax 250 was held on August 16 at Michigan International Speedway.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
3 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
4 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet JR Motorsports
5 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
7 18 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
8 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
9 47 Kelly Bires Ford JTG Racing
10 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
Average race speed: 136.571 MPH
Lead changes: 10 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 21 laps

Did not qualify: Larry Gunselman (#0), Kertus Davis (#49), Michael Guerity (#57), Jeremy Clements (#50).

Food City 250

The Food City 250 was held on August 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Brad Keselowski was the overall winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
2 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 33 Cale Gale Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
5 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
6 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
8 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 10 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
10 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 93.509 MPH
Lead changes: 4 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 35 laps

Did not qualify: Kertus Davis (#49), John Wes Townley (#09), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Kenny Hendrick (#34), Nick Tucker (#78), Johnny Chapman (#90), Brian Keselowski (#92), Ryan Hackett (#76), Mike Harmon (#84).

Camping World RV Service 300 presented by Coleman

The Camping World RV Service 300 was held on August 30 at Auto Club Speedway. Kyle Busch was the overall winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
4 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 17 Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
7 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
8 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 144.212 MPH
Lead changes: 7 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 15 laps

Did not qualify: Mike Harmon (#84).

Emerson Radio 250

The Emerson Radio 250 was held on September 7 at Richmond International Raceway. Carl Edwards was the overall winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
4 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 16 Greg Biffle Ford Roush Fenway Racing
7 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
8 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
9 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
10 32 Kyle Busch Toyota Braun Racing
Average race speed: 90.787 MPH
Lead changes: 7 among 5 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 50 laps

Did not qualify: Larry Gunselman (#0).

Camping World RV Sales 200

The Camping World RV Sales 200 was held September 20 at Dover International Speedway. Kyle Busch won the pole and then went on to win the race.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 29 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 32 Denny Hamlin Toyota Braun Racing
7 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
8 17 Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
Average race speed: 107.084 mph (172.335 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 34 laps

Did not qualify: None, only 43 entries.

Kansas Lottery 300

The Kansas Lottery 300 was held on September 27 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas. Denny Hamlin is the race winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
4 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
5 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 9 Kasey Kahne Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
8 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
9 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
10 47 Kelly Bires Ford JTG Racing
Average race speed: 122.296 mph (196.816 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 31 laps

Did not qualify: Johnny Chapman (#90), Brian Keselowski (#92), Mike Harmon (#84), Larry Gunselman (#0).

Dollar General 300

The Dollar General 300 was held on October 10 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Kyle Busch was the winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 29 Jeff Burton Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
3 32 Brian Vickers Toyota Braun Racing
4 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
7 47 Kelly Bires Ford JTG Racing
8 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
9 17 Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
Average race speed: 103.647 mph (166.804 km/h)
Lead changes: 12 among 7 drivers
Cautions: 13 for 58 laps

Did not qualify: Mark Green (#70), Kertus Davis (#49), Kenny Hendrick (#93), Andy Ponstein (#02), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Johnny Sauter (#78), Josh Wise (#00), Larry Gunselman (#0), Justin Marks (#03), Robert Richardson Jr. (#23).

Kroger on Track for the Cure 250 presented by the Southern Dodge Dealers

The Kroger On Track for the Cure 250 was held on October 25 at Memphis Motorsports Park in Millington, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis. Carl Edwards was the winner. Kenny Wallace suffered a 100-point penalty for unapproved adjustments found in his car during post-race inspection.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
3 28 Kenny Wallace Chevrolet Jay Robinson Racing
4 21 Austin Dillon Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
6 9 Chase Miller Dodge Gillett Evernham Motorsports
7 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
8 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
9 66 Steve Wallace Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
10 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 88.783 mph (142.882 km/h)
Lead changes: 2 among 3 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 39 laps

Did not qualify: Johnny Chapman (#90), Stanton Barrett (#30), John Wes Townley (#09), Larry Gunselman (#0), Travis Kittleson (#56), Tim Weaver (#75).

O'Reilly Challenge

The O'Reilly Challenge was held on November 1 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. Kyle Busch was the winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
3 5 Mark Martin Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
5 6 David Ragan Ford Roush Fenway Racing
6 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
8 99 David Reutimann Toyota Michael Waltrip Racing
9 59 Marcos Ambrose Ford JTG Racing
10 64 David Stremme Chevrolet Rusty Wallace, Inc.
Average race speed: 140.9 mph (226.8 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 among 4 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 20 laps

Did not qualify: Morgan Shepherd (#89), Burney Lamar (#05), John Wes Townley (#09), Kenny Hendrick (#31), Justin Hobgood (#91), Johnny Sauter (#78), Mike Harmon (#84).

Hefty Odor Block 200

The Hefty Odor Block 200 was held on November 8 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. Carl Edwards was the winner.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 18 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 33 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Kevin Harvick, Inc.
4 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
5 32 Kyle Busch Toyota Braun Racing
6 5 Landon Cassill (R) Chevrolet JR Motorsports
7 17 Jamie McMurray Ford Roush Fenway Racing
8 1 Mike Bliss Chevrolet Phoenix Racing
9 7 Mike Wallace Toyota Germain Racing
10 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Average race speed: 95.374 mph (153.490 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 among 6 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 41 laps

Did not qualify: Kevin Lepage (#73), Stan Silva Jr. (#65), Derrike Cope (#82), Danny Efland (#0), Kenny Hendrick (#31), Jason White (#78), Morgan Shepherd (#89).

Ford 300

The Ford 300 was held November 15 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, a suburb of Miami. Edwards wins the race. Clint Bowyer wins his first championship.

Top ten finishers
Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 60 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
2 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 88 Brad Keselowski Chevrolet JR Motorsports
4 38 Jason Leffler Toyota Braun Racing
5 2 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
6 21 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 32 Denny Hamlin Toyota Braun Racing
8 5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet JR Motorsports
9 6 Kelly Bires Ford JTG Racing
10 20 Joey Logano Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
Average race speed: 117.340 mph (188.840 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 38 laps

Did not qualify: Stanton Barrett (#30), Casey Atwood (#05), Danny O'Quinn Jr. (#35), Mark Green (#70), Robert Richardson Jr., John Wes Townley (#09), Kevin Lepage (#73), Morgan Shepherd (#89), Derrike Cope (#78).

Final standings

Drivers

The top 10
Pos. Driver Wins Top 5 Top 10 Poles Points Difference
1 Clint Bowyer 1 14 29 0 5132
2 Carl Edwards 7 19 22 4 5111 -21
3 Brad Keselowski 2 11 20 1 4794 -338
4 David Ragan 0 7 21 0 4525 -607
5 Mike Bliss 0 3 15 0 4518 -614
6 Kyle Busch 10 18 20 4 4461 -671
7 David Reutimann 0 8 15 1 4388 -744
8 Mike Wallace 0 1 8 0 4128 -1004
9 Jason Leffler 0 3 13 0 4086 -1046
10 Marcos Ambrose 1 3 6 0 3991 -1141

Full Drivers' Championship

(keyBold – Pole position awarded by time. Italics – Pole position set by owner's points. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MIL NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM Pts
1 Clint Bowyer 25 9 3 19 1* 2 3 8 6 25 9 2 6 9 4* 9 3 9 4 7 8 18 9 23 10 2* 7 3* 10 2 4 16 6 4 5 5132
2 Carl Edwards 10 5 14 4 14 3 13 2 4 31 7* 43 13 2 13 20 1 5 11 16 1* 11 6 25 1* 37 2 1 5 4 5 1* 2 1* 1 5111
3 Brad Keselowski 16 32 23 6 4 4 15 12 8 23 11 15 3 7 1 4 8* 10 5 3 5 19 12 6 11 1 33 21 3 6 8 17 7 21 3 4794
4 David Ragan 9 12 10 16 8 21 8 5 22 18 4 27 9 29 5 7 4 6 9 13 10 9 13 9 36 25 9 5 9 3 12 8 5 14 23 4525
5 Mike Bliss 17 13 26 7 5 11 24 6 9 7 8 14 15 18 12 8 7 8 10 11 31 3 19 13 6 13 12 11 2 12 19 7 27 8 14 4518
6 Kyle Busch 2* 2 31 24* 41 16* 1* 1* 1 16 3 31 1* 28 20 30 3 2 1* 1* 2 7 1* 10 1* 35 1* 1* 5 2* 4461
7 David Reutimann 14 4 25 10 3 9 14 9 11 20 18 3 11 4 3 13 5 7 14 5 25 26 18 15 34 8 8 34 17 16 24 2 8 31 13 4388
8 Mike Wallace 24 16 7 17 10 20 25 15 12 10 13 25 22 8 6 3 18 15 22 20 11 17 15 18 15 35 16 15 12 15 10 14 12 9 18 4128
9 Jason Leffler 19 11 39 8 6 13 9 14 21 4 16 9 32 27 26 16 10 32 23 27 4 16 7 8 8 15 26 30 7 8 18 12 17 25 4 4086
10 Marcos Ambrose 39 22 28 11 19 23 18 17 2 28 25 10 14 30 19 6 16 14 20 15 15 20 3* 1 12 34 15 13 16 11 15 15 9 24 31 3991
11 David Stremme 42 17 5 30 9 6 35 10 2 6 6 12 3 2 12 34 17 8 23 9 13 16 5 10 9 11 17 31 10 10 35 16 3887
12 Jason Keller 36 14 18 14 15 18 12 32 17 21 19 7 17 16 15 10 9 11 18 14 3 24 23 32 17 12 14 16 19 19 29 25 19 13 22 3873
13 Kelly Bires 12 30 15 12 20 5 17 19 31 36 20 24 33 13 8 19 11 22 16 12 32 36 24 17 9 17 13 20 34 10 7 18 22 17 9 3764
14 Steve Wallace 37 15 30 18 16 24 16 16 10 32 5 5 20 11 21 17 19 21 13 24 26 10 10 28 38 10 20 17 18 41 32 9 28 33 15 3615
15 Bobby Hamilton Jr. 22 20 12 23 17 10 23 13 3 17 30 18 14 30 21 15 16 15 19 20 14 16 18 18 19 14 15 25 37 21 16 18 21 3566
16 Kenny Wallace DNQ 18 13 25 11 32 26 20 19 30 37 17 23 20 16 29 28 23 25 28 18 22 31 21 30 26 28 18 29 28 16 3 26 15 33 3121
17 Scott Wimmer 18 12 1 7 9 10 12 7 2 6 12 7 30 4 11 22 6 2 4 22 13 19 6 3002
18 Kevin Harvick 21 3 4 2 7 34 4 2 13 19 17 4 12 18 4 11 8 28 13 6 29 3 2936
19 Denny Hamlin 8 Wth 26 7 3 37 1 DNQ 2 1* 2 1* 2 34 36 4 6 1* 14 2 7 2758
20 Joey Logano 8 31 1* 2 2 8 17 7 7 16 6 7 14 9 14 5 4 10 10 2555
21 Eric McClure 34 28 22 33 30 31 36 29 15 32 33 29 26 28 28 29 27 38 32 21 27 27 31 32 29 24 33 22 27 32 32 32 2429
22 Stanton Barrett 38 11 25 27 30 19 35 21 17 25 17 33 26 35 24 25 26 21 20 21 25 27 34 28 34 24 26 DNQ 2329
23 Brad Coleman 26 19 9 35 33 27 22 23 16 24 26 12 21 32 35 15 25 31 21 30 17 23 21 10 2271
24 D. J. Kennington 33 26 29 34 34 34 30 26 25 26 27 20 23 24 26 29 31 27 29 29 27 25 20 31 22 26 2099
25 Greg Biffle 7 2 21 13 11 7 5 10 19 6 8 5 3 6 18 2092
26 Landon Cassill (R) 19 22 23 23 25 9 11 22 34 10 6 7 14 31 22 12 25 13 6 2092
27 Bryan Clauson (R) 6 34 29 35 17 21 18 31 31 22 5 20 19 32 18 38 33 21 30 16 34 1915
28 Kevin Lepage DNQ 23 17 27 18 29 31 28 24 35 29 26 26 35 29 24 26 24 24 34 DNQ 41 41 41 39 43 39 43 41 DNQ DNQ 1895
29 Morgan Shepherd DNQ 37 40 41 37 38 42 34 DNQ 13 28 16 37 22 24 43 37 25 31 DNQ 37 37 37 24 26 DNQ 34 36 22 24 DNQ 37 DNQ DNQ DNQ 1844
30 Mark Green 41 24 26 28 5 22 14 22 13 30 22 14 21 23 24 22 22 DNQ 30 20 DNQ 1835
31 Derrike Cope 36 32 37 36 40 37 35 DNQ 33 32 34 24 36 31 38 30 28 38 34 38 43 DNQ 25 39 30 31 32 37 43 26 34 DNQ DNQ 1765
32 Jeff Burton 8 34 3 2 31 21 8 8 14* 4 14 2 35 1712
33 Josh Wise 24 19 33 23 33 20 33 25 16 5 14 22 35 13 DNQ QL 11 23 12 1700
34 Kertus Davis 32 31 33 42 23 30 32 25 43 12 31 29 25 36 32 37 42 35 42 42 43 39 DNQ DNQ 43 42 37 40 DNQ 39 43 42 41 1639
35 Dario Franchitti (R) 20 24 6 28 22 11 11 41 15 13 26 5 13 11 1571
36 Brian Vickers 4 36 22 6 5 37 4 2 9 3 3 37 1544
37 Cale Gale 23 20 8 22 30 34 18 12 12 6 19 4 11 1464
38 Chase Miller (R) 14 21 36 11 39 23 13 30 23 36 6 23 20 1386
39 Tony Stewart 1 1* 27 10 1* 1* 1* 9 3 1354
40 Jamie McMurray 6 13 5 36 27 5 8 9 35 7 19 1331
41 Kasey Kahne 35 9 2 21 14 16 10 6 7 11 1277
42 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3 7 15 7 6 4 3 30 8 1235
43 Danny Efland 37 41 35 43 39 42 33 38 31 28 30 27 37 26 26 23 33 DNQ 25 1152
44 Burney Lamar 40 39 34 DNQ 42 18 32 36 36 36 35 DNQ 37 27 35 39 35 32 38 38 DNQ 37 1114
45 Robert Richardson Jr. 31 25 19 32 32 35 29 30 19 34 38 32 DNQ 35 23 DNQ 36 DNQ 1105
46 Brandon Whitt 41 28 35 38 40 32 33 25 28 23 27 21 28 40 30 38 1087
47 Johnny Chapman 38 38 39 39 38 39 42 38 DNQ 39 37 36 39 38 40 37 35 41 39 DNQ 39 43 38 DNQ 41 DNQ 39 1073
48 Brad Teague 41 22 28 37 27 27 30 28 43 QL 23 29 32 32 36 40 1020
49 Matt Kenseth 5 1 12 28 17 3 5 993
50 Patrick Carpentier (R) 8 5 8 18 2 22 33 20 987
51 Sam Hornish Jr. DNQ DNQ 19 13 15 11 39 23 36 14 799
52 Kenny Hendrick 38 43 36 41 40 40 34 DNQ 40 40 36 34 DNQ 43 DNQ 37 40 41 39 DNQ QL DNQ DNQ 39 788
53 Brian Keselowski (R) 33 42 31 31 30 DNQ 35 27 DNQ 40 15 24 DNQ DNQ 31 Wth 776
54 Johnny Sauter 13 21 16 26 21 43 24 42 42 42 40 DNQ 41 DNQ 752
55 Larry Gunselman DNQ 42 38 39 39 42 41 39 41 43 41 43 42 42 DNQ DNQ 38 36 DNQ 36 DNQ DNQ DNQ 36 737
56 James Buescher 18 14 14 7 28 19 692
57 Mark Martin 1* 23 4 38 3 663
58 Brett Rowe DNQ 35 21 36 28 43 38 42 DNQ 27 36 DNQ DNQ 33 DNQ 40 656
59 Scott Lagasse Jr. 31 20 13 24 25 20 37 631
60 Stephen Leicht 10 12 7 34 QL QL 18 577
61 Bobby Labonte 15 34 5 29 4 575
62 Mike Harmon DNQ 40 DNQ 40 40 36 43 40 17 37 43 DNQ 42 39 DNQ DNQ DNQ DNQ 542
63 Colin Braun 15 33 21 35 2 515
64 Brad Baker 28 39 35 27 28 27 27 DNQ 508
65 Justin Hobgood 41 38 DNQ DNQ DNQ 39 40 43 38 41 42 42 40 DNQ 41 458
66 Andrew Ranger 28 19 33 31 20 427
67 Kyle Krisiloff 43 25 33 24 29 33 417
68 Johnny Borneman III 29 20 33 29 28 398
69 Jimmie Johnson 10 29 17 33 396
70 Donnie Neuenberger DNQ DNQ 14 34 34 31 43 38 396
71 Elliott Sadler 27 21 21 19 388
72 Justin Allgaier 34 21 11 28 370
73 Robby Gordon 20 27 29 19 367
74 Max Papis 15 20 11 351
75 Andy Ponstein 40 39 40 38 33 DNQ 37 39 DNQ DNQ DNQ 343
76 Marc Davis 23 30 27 27 331
77 Scott Gaylord 43 42 29 40 29 39 312
78 Boris Said 35 5 27 295
79 Scott Pruett 3* 22 277
80 Terry Cook 41 41 41 43 42 40 42 271
81 Ryan Newman 12 11 262
82 Brian Simo 28 30 20 255
83 Kevin Hamlin 24 21 35 249
84 Todd Bodine 37 4 43 246
85 Austin Dillon 26 4 245
86 Juan Pablo Montoya 15 17 230
87 Ron Hornaday Jr. 32 4 227
88 Travis Kittleson 25 31 33 DNQ 222
89 Mike Potter 43 41 32 29 217
90 Dwayne Leik QL 38 41 43 40 40 214
91 Danny O'Quinn Jr. DNQ DNQ DNQ 24 40 42 42 43 DNQ 205
92 John Wes Townley DNQ 30 27 DNQ DNQ 38 DNQ 204
93 Casey Atwood 33 40 23 DNQ 201
94 Shelby Howard 20 23 197
95 David Gilliland 40 20 31 191
96 Ron Fellows 1 190
97 Wheeler Boys 32 35 33 189
98 Rubén Pardo DNQ 18 42 42 DNQ 41 186
99 Jeff Green 38 28 35 186
100 Martin Truex Jr. 11 41 175
101 Randy MacDonald 26 25 173
102 Jeremy Clements QL DNQ 22 DNQ 30 170
103 Patrick Sheltra 29 24 167
104 Alex García 27 26 DNQ 167
105 Reed Sorenson 29 29 157
106 Shane Huffman 41 19 151
107 Willie Allen 29 33 140
108 J. C. Stout 38 40 39 138
109 A. J. Allmendinger 12 132
110 Adrián Fernández 14 121
111 Jacques Villeneuve 16 120
112 Michael McDowell 27 42 119
113 Justin Ashburn 38 43 43 DNQ 117
114 Antonio Pérez 34 37 113
115 Dave Blaney 17 112
116 Stan Barrett 39 33 110
117 Rafael Martínez 20 103
118 Sterling Marlin 22 97
119 Erik Darnell 26 QL 85
120 Tony Raines QL 26 85
121 Carl Long 40 42 80
122 Kirk Shelmerdine 30 78
123 Chris Cook 40 43 77
124 Dale Quarterley 42 41 77
125 Ron Young 29 76
126 David Green QL 29 76
127 Jennifer Jo Cobb 30 73
128 Jarit Johnson 32 67
129 Justin Marks 33 DNQ 64
130 Trevor Boys 34 61
131 Brian Ickler 34 61
132 Jerick Johnson DNQ 35 58
133 Ryan Hackett 35 DNQ DNQ 58
134 Michel Jourdain Jr. 36 55
135 James Hylton 36 55
136 Jeff Fuller 36 55
137 Bobby Hillin Jr. 36 55
138 Michael Annett 36 55
139 John Young 37 52
140 Kevin O'Connell 37 DNQ 52
141 P. J. Jones 38 49
142 José Luis Ramírez 39 46
143 Stan Silva Jr. 39 DNQ 46
144 Don Thomson Jr. 40 43
145 Scott Lynch 41 40
146 Charles Lewandoski 41 DNQ 40
147 Scott Steckly 41 40
148 Steve Grissom 43 34
149 Shane Hall 43 34
150 Kerry Earnhardt 17
151 Joe Nemechek DNQ
152 Joe Fox DNQ
153 Chad Beahr DNQ Wth DNQ
154 Dominick Casola DNQ
155 Chad Chaffin DNQ
156 Chad Blount DNQ
157 Nick Tucker DNQ DNQ
158 Michael Guerity DNQ
159 Tim Weaver DNQ
160 Eric Norris Wth
161 Auggie Vidovich QL QL
162 Robert Pressley QL QL
163 Bobby East QL
Pos Driver DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO MXC TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MIL NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM Pts

Declaring for points in one series: Rules change for 2011

This was the third-to-last season where Cup Series drivers could run for points in another series. NASCAR implemented this change after Cup drivers were winning the Busch/Nationwide championships over the series regulars for 5 years straight (2006-2010). If the change had been implemented for the 2008 season, Keselowski would have been the champion. The rest of the top 10 in the standings would have been Mike Bliss in 2nd, Mike Wallace, Leffler, Ambrose, David Stremme (who finished 11th in points), Jason Keller (12th), Kelly Bires (13th), Steve Wallace (14th), and Bobby Hamilton Jr (15th).

See also

References

External links

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