2008 Camping World RV 400
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The 2008 Camping World RV 400, was the twenty-eighth race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the second race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup. The 400 miles (640 km) race was held on Sunday, September 21 at the 1 mile (1.6 km) Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, the city that serves as state capital of the First State. ABC telecast the race beginning at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio provided radio coverage starting at 1:15 PM US EDT.
|Race 28 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season|
Layout of Dover International Speedway
|Date||September 21, 2008|
|Official name||Camping World RV 400|
|Location||Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware|
Permanent racing facility|
1.0 mi (1.609 km)
|Distance||400 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)|
|Average speed||114.168 miles per hour (183.736 km/h)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Matt Kenseth||Roush Fenway Racing|
|No. 16||Greg Biffle||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Television in the United States|
|Announcers||Jerry Punch, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree|
- Patrick Carpentier is officially a free agent after Gillett Evernham Motorsports could not find sponsorship for 2009. It will be more than likely that Reed Sorenson, who was signed away from Chip Ganassi Racing will take over the #10 car next season. In other GEM news, it was announced that Robby Gordon Motorsports will merge with the Gillett Evernham Motorsports organization for the 2009 season, this two weeks after GEM sued Robby Gordon's team in a dispute over the terms. Obviously, the suit will be dropped with the merger.
- NASCAR officially introduced a new random drug testing policy among all drivers, over-the-wall crew members and even race officials, effective with the 2009 season. This new policy will put the stock car racing organization on the same level as the major "ball-and-stick" sports.
Hard times continued for the top seed in the Chase, Kyle Busch, finished dead last and fell from eighth to 12th in the Chase. Roush Fenway Racing swept the top three spots as Greg Biffle, who had been winless entering the Chase, won his second straight race, winning last week in New Hampshire. Teammates Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards followed Biffle.
|Top Ten Finishers|
Chase Drivers are highlighted in yellow
|1||16||Greg Biffle||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|2||17||Matt Kenseth||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|3||99||Carl Edwards||Ford||Roush Fenway Racing|
|4||8||Mark Martin||Chevrolet||Dale Earnhardt, Inc.|
|5||48||Jimmie Johnson||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|6||29||Kevin Harvick||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|7||24||Jeff Gordon||Chevrolet||Hendrick Motorsports|
|8||07||Clint Bowyer||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|9||31||Jeff Burton||Chevrolet||Richard Childress Racing|
|10||55||Michael Waltrip||Toyota||Michael Waltrip Racing|