2009 Checker Auto Parts 500

2009 Sprint Cup Series
Chase for the Sprint Cup
Non-points races in italics

The 2009 Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 was the penultimate race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup season and the 2009 Chase for the Sprint Cup.

The 312-lap 500 kilometres (310 mi) event on the 1 mile (1.6 km) circuit was held on November 15, 2009 at Phoenix International Raceway in the Phoenix, Arizona suburb of Avondale. ABC broadcast the race on television beginning at 3 PM US EST while MRN along with Sirius Satellite Radio had radio coverage starting at 2:45 PM US EST. This 169-minute racing event ended at approximately 5:49 PM US EST.[1]

Martin Truex Jr. won the pole and Kurt Busch started in second, making it the first time in NASCAR history that car #1 and #2 started in 1st and 2nd by that order. The race was won by Jimmie Johnson. Drivers from four countries were involved: United States of America, Colombia, Australia and Italy. An attendance figure of 90,000 spectators was recorded at this event; with debris and accidents being the reasons behind the cautions. About 8% of the race would be held under caution while the average green flag run would be approximately 58 laps.[1]

Top ten finishers

  1. Jimmie Johnson
  2. Jeff Burton
  3. Denny Hamlin
  4. Mark Martin
  5. Martin Truex, Jr.
  6. Kurt Busch
  7. Clint Bowyer
  8. Juan Pablo Montoya
  9. Jeff Gordon
  10. David Reutimann


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