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2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks

2008 2008 Best Buy 400 benefiting Student Clubs for Autism Speaks
Race details
Race 13 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Layout of Dover International Speedway
Layout of Dover International Speedway
Date June 1, 2008 (2008-June-01)
Official name Best Buy 400
Location Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware
Course 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)[1]
Average speed 121.171 miles per hour (195.006 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Roush Fenway Racing
Time 23.193
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 164
Winner
No. 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

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.

Pre-Race news

  • Robby Gordon, owner/driver of the #7 Jim Beam Dodge, will be in the Baja 500 this weekend, so CTS driver Matt Crafton will sub for Gordon in qualifying and practice on Friday and Saturday. No matter what happens, the #7 Dodge will start in the back as the owner is expected to drive on Sunday.

Qualifying

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 is Kurt Busch the 2004 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion with a time of 23.381.

Race

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.

Failed to Qualify: Jason Leffler (#70) & Chad McCumbee (#45)

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