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2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen

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2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen

2008 Sprint Cup Series
Chase for the Sprint Cup
Italics - Non-Points Races

The 2008 Centurion Boats at the Glen was the twenty-second race of the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the second and final road course event of the season. The 90-lap, 220.5 miles (354.9 km) race was held on August 10, 2008 at the historic Watkins Glen International Raceway in the New York namesake village. ESPN carried the race at 1 PM US EDT and MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at 1:15 PM US EDT.

Pre-Race News

  • As this event is being held on a road course, several cars are changing drivers to use road course ringers in place of their regular drivers. Among those expected to run at The Glen:
  • Kyle Petty was planning to return to the Petty Enterprises #45 this week after an absence of nine races - the first due to his daughter's wedding, the next six to be color commentator on TNT, and two following his annual motorcycle charity ride for the Victory Junction Gang camps in North Carolina and Kansas. However, a deal with Boris Said will have him in the car this week.


For the second straight year, qualifying was cancelled due to rain, so the rulebook was used to set the starting field with Kyle Busch on P-1.

Failed to make race as qualifying was cancelled due to rain: Boris Said (#60) and Brian Simo (#34).


Kyle Busch set a new NASCAR record with his eighth win of the season, his sixteenth in all three major NASCAR series and swept the road course races by winning. A major accident with eight laps remaining led by Michael McDowell and David Gilliland colliding with one another causing a total of nine cars to be in a wreck, delaying the race under a red flag for 45 minutes. Kyle Busch's win also clinched a spot in the 2008 Chase for the Sprint Cup, which includes the top seed.


Top Ten Finishers

Yellow indicates locked in the Chase

Pos. Car # Driver Make Team
1 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
2 20 Tony Stewart Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
3 21 Marcos Ambrose (R) Ford Wood Brothers Racing
4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing
5 1 Martin Truex, Jr. Chevrolet Dale Earnhardt, Inc.
6 29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet Richard Childress Racing
7 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
8 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
9 99 Carl Edwards Ford Roush Fenway Racing
10 2 Kurt Busch Dodge Penske Racing


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