The 2008 Dickies 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series motor race held on November 2, 2008, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) asphalt quad-oval, it was the 34th race of the 2008 Sprint Cup Series season. The race was won by Carl Edwards for the Roush Fenway Racing team. Jeff Gordon finished second, and Jamie McMurray clinched third.
|2008 Dickies 500|
|Race 34 of 36 in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series|
Simple line diagram of Texas Motor Speedway track layout
|Date||November 2, 2008|
|Official name||Samsung Mobile 500|
|Location||Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas|
Permanent racing facility|
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
|Distance||334 laps, 501 mi (806.3 km)|
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 84.9 °F (29.4 °C); wind speeds up to 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)|
|Most laps led|
|Driver||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing|
|No. 99||Carl Edwards||Roush Fenway Racing|
|Television in the United States|
The 2009 Dickies 500 was the 34th stock car race of the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the eighth in the ten-race season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup. It was held on November 8, 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas before a crowd of 167,000. The 334-lap race was won by Kurt Busch of the Penske Racing team after he started from third position. Denny Hamlin finished second and Matt Kenseth came in third.
Jeff Gordon won the pole position, although he was almost immediately passed by Kasey Kahne at the start of the race. Many Chase for the Sprint Cup participants, including Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards encountered problems during the race. Kyle Busch was leading the race with three laps remaining but ran out of fuel, giving the lead, and the win, to Kurt Busch. There were a total of eight cautions during the race and thirteen lead changes among four different drivers during the race.
The race was Kurt Busch's second win of the 2009 season, his first at the Texas Motor Speedway, and the 20th of his career. The result advanced Busch to fourth in the Drivers' Championship, 171 points behind the leader Johnson and seven ahead of Tony Stewart. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship, fifty-five ahead of Toyota, eighty-nine ahead of Ford, and ninety-six in front of Dodge. The race attracted 5.82 million television viewers.Hendrick Motorsports
Hendrick Motorsports (HMS), originally named All Star Racing, is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team, created in 1984 by Rick Hendrick, is one of stock car racing's premier organizations. As of 2018, Hendrick Motorsports has won twelve Monster Energy Cup Series owners and drivers championships, three Truck Series owners and drivers titles, and one Nationwide Series drivers crown, 252 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories, 26 Xfinity Series wins, and 26 Camping World Truck Series victories. As of the 2016 season, the team has won a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race on every track on the current circuit – except for Kentucky Speedway, which has only been on the circuit since 2011.Hendrick Motorsports currently fields four full-time Monster Energy Cup Series teams with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, including the No. 9 NAPA/SunEnergy1/Hooters/Mountain Dew/Kelley Blue Book for Chase Elliott, the No. 24 Liberty University/Axalta/UniFirst/Hertz for William Byron, the No. 48 Ally Financial for Jimmie Johnson, and the No. 88 Nationwide Insurance/Axalta Coating Systems/LLumar/Valvoline for Alex Bowman. The team formerly fielded teams in the now-NASCAR Xfinity Series before merging its efforts with JR Motorsports. Hendrick Motorsports also fielded several trucks in the NASCAR Truck Series, most recently for development driver Chase Elliott in 2013. The team has fielded cars in the past for many NASCAR drivers, including Hall of Famers Jeff Gordon, Mark Martin, Terry Labonte, Darrell Waltrip and Benny Parsons and other notables such as Geoff Bodine, Tim Richmond, Ricky Rudd, Ken Schrader, Ricky Craven, Joe Nemechek, Kyle Busch, Casey Mears, Brian Vickers, Kasey Kahne, and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
All Hendrick race cars are constructed start-to-finish at the 100-plus acre Hendrick Motorsports complex in Concord, North Carolina. More than 550 engines are built or re-built on-site each year, with the team leasing some of those to Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR). They currently have a technical alliance with JTG Daugherty Racing. Hendrick Motorsports employs over 500 people that perform many day-to-day activities. Since 1995, Hendrick Motorsports have won 12 NASCAR Premier series championships; a record tying 7 for Jimmie Johnson, 4 for Jeff Gordon and 1 for Terry Labonte.
|Chase for the Sprint Cup|