2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks
The 2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks was the thirteenth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule which was run on Sunday, June 1 at Dover International Speedway in Delaware's state capital, and serves as a fundraiser for Autism Speaks, with $5 from each ticket sold benefitting the charity. The race was the final NASCAR telecast on Fox for the 2008 season starting at 1:30 PM US EDT and on radio via MRN and Sirius Satellite Radio at 1:15 PM US EDT.
|Race 13 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season|
Layout of Dover International Speedway
|Date||June 1, 2008|
|Location||Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware|
Permanent racing facility|
1.0 mi (1.609 km)
|Distance||400 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 84.7 °F (29.3 °C); wind speeds up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)|
|Average speed||121.171 miles per hour (195.006 km/h)|
|Driver||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Greg Biffle||Roush Fenway Racing|
|No. 18||Kyle Busch||Joe Gibbs Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Network||Fox Broadcasting Company|
|Announcers||Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds|
- John Andretti, after finishing 16th in the Indianapolis 500, returned to the #34 Chevrolet of Front Row Motorsports replacing Jeff Green.
- With Dario Franchitti sitting out again this week (he would run in the NNS race the day before,) Jeremy Mayfield got a one-off try in the #40 Chip Ganassi Racing Dodge, qualifying an impressive 10th.
- Robby Gordon, owner/driver of the #7 Dodge, was in Baja 500 this weekend, so Craftsman Truck Series driver Matt Crafton subbed for Gordon in qualifying and practice on Friday and Saturday. No matter what happened, the #7 Dodge started in the back as the owner is expected to drive on Sunday.
Greg Biffle earned his 5th Cup Career pole by qualifying first for the Best Buy 400, with a time of 23.193 and a speed of 155.219. Starting alongside him was Kurt Busch, the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Champion, with a time of 23.381.
It was a major wreck in the early stages, sometimes known as "the Big One" on the backstretch, that claimed many of the front runners for the lead. This occurred when David Gilliland and Elliott Sadler touched, putting Sadler in the middle of the backstretch. When the smoke cleared, Kyle Busch won his fourth race of 2008.
- "2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-06-06.
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