Nascar: Texas Motor Speedway "Samsung 500" 4-6-08

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Jeff Burton sits atop the standings and is the defending winner of the spring race at Texas. Two times the points leader has won there: Dale Jarrett (2001) and Jimmie Johnson (fall 2007).

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Past Results at Texas Motor Speedway "Samsung 500"
not including Novembers "dickies 500" results

Date...............Race Name.......Pole Winner...........Race Winner.........Make

04/15/07.........Samsung 500....Rained Out...........Jeff Burton...........Chevrolet
04/09/06.........Samsung 500....Kasey Kahne.........Kasey Kahne..........Dodge
04/17/05.........Samsung 500....Ryan Newman.......Greg Biffle...............Ford
04/04/04.........Samsung 500....Bobby Labonte......Elliott Sadler...........Ford
03/30/03.........Samsung 500....Bobby Labonte......Ryan Newman.........Dodge
04/08/02.........Samsung 500....Bill Elliott..............Matt Kenseth..........Ford
04/01/01.........Harrah's 500.....Dale Earnhardt Jr....Dale Jarrett..........Ford
04/02/00.........DIRECTV 500.....Terry Labonte.......Dale Earnhardt Jr...Chevrolet

Note* From 2002-2006 the race was referred to as The "Samsung/Radio-Shack 500" but for space reasons I had to shorten it down to just Samsung 500

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Texas Motor Speedway By The Numbers

1: Race won from the pole. Kasey Kahne in the Samsung/Radio Shack 500 on April 09, 2006.
6: Average finish position for Jimmie Johnson.
7: Races won by Ford's (58%)
9: Average start position for Dale Earnhardt Jr.
10: Years since the inaugural race on April 6, 1997. Jeff Burton was the winner.
5: Median start position of the race winner
12: Races AND different winners.
58: Percent of races that the race winner started inside the top 5
75: Percent of races that the race winner started inside the top 10
437: Total laps led by Tony Stewart during the last 4 Texas races.

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Burton has the chips on his side going into Texas with the points lead and a visit to Victory lane last season at the Samsung 500. Will he keep up the good work and stay at the top, What do you guys think?

information gathered at nascar.com
 
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icegoat63

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Edwards, who led a race-high 123 laps, crossed the finish line .399 seconds ahead of the two-time defending Cup champion. Kyle Busch ran third, followed by Ryan Newman and Denny Hamlin. Points leader Jeff Burton, Tony Stewart, Mark Martin, Matt Kenseth and Clint Bowyer completed the top 10.

Four races after incurring a 100-point penalty for an oil tank cover violation discovered after his win at Las Vegas, Edwards climbed back into the top 12 in the driver championship points. Edwards is 10th, 184 points behind Burton. More from this article
The Show at Texas gave us Six yellows, Sixteen lead changes, and Edwards third race victory of this season. Gordon along with JJ Yeley and Micheal Waltrip all experienced some trouble on the track either spinning or wrecking early on.

1 Carl Edwards
2 Jimmie Johnson
3 Kyle Busch
4 Ryan Newman
5 Denny Hamlin
6 Jeff Burton
7 Tony Stewart
8 Mark Martin
9 Matt Kenseth
10 Clint Bowyer
Official Results
*Some things to Note
- Gordon completed only 124 laps and a last place finish dropping him to 14th place
- During post-race inspection, the right-rear of Newman's No. 12 Dodge was found to be too high. If penalties are forthcoming, it will be announced later this week.
- Jeff Burton holds tight to the top spot in the standings 59 points ahead of Kevin Harvick

*Rookie Update

- Regan Smith is now tied with Franchitti at 60 points to lead the Rookie Race
- McDowell although destroying a car in qualifying moved up to 5th in the rookie standings pulling ahead of Villenueve by 8 points.


*images from nascar.com & yahoo.com