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Aaron's 499

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Aaron's 499
Event

A Nextel Cup race held in the spring at Talladega Superspeedway.

Page Sections
Past Winners
Photographs
2002, 2010
Article Index


Past Winners

DatePoleWinnerWinner's Make
2002Jimmie JohnsonDale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet
2010Jamie McMurrayKevin HarvickChevrolet


Photographs

Aaron's 499 Photo by "Jim"
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2002 Results

April 21, 2002
Time of Race:  3:08:41
Average Speed:  159.022 mph
Margin of victory:  .060 seconds
Lead changes:  27
Cautions:  116-119, 165-175, 181-184

FinishStartDriverMake#SponsorLapsStatusEarningsPoints
14Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet8Budweiser188Running$184,830185/10
23Michael WaltripChevrolet15NAPA Auto Parts188Running$131,855175/5
320Kurt BuschFord97Rubbermaid188Running$120,255165/0
410Jeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont188Running$143,003160/0
533Sterling MarlinDodge40Coors Light188Running$127,182160/5
641Dale JarrettFord88UPS188Running$113,530155/5
7PoleJimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's188Running$71,780151/5
813Rusty WallaceFord2Miller Lite188Running$107,480142/0
925Jeff BurtonFord99CITGO188Running$106,647143/5
1012Kyle PettyDodge45Sprint188Running$65,130134/0
1122Hut StricklinDodge23Hills Bros Coffee188Running$63,575130/0
1223Geoffrey BodineFord09Miccosukee Gaming & Resorts188Running$59,145127/0
1324Brett BodineFord11Hooters Restaurants188Running$76,865124/0
1438Ricky RuddFord28Havoline188Running$101,402121/0
155Ward BurtonDodge22Caterpillar188Running$102,280118/0
1630Jeff GreenChevrolet30America Online188Running$56,115115/0
1732Jimmy SpencerDodge41Target188Running$72,600112/0
1835Ricky CravenFord32Tide188Running$67,160109/0
1939Bill ElliottDodge9Dodge Dealers/UAW188Running$84,826106/0
2011Terry LabonteChevrolet5Kellogg's188Running$90,143103/0
2127Kenny WallaceChevrolet98Aaron's188Running$54,570100/0
2243Bobby HamiltonChevrolet55Schneider Electric187Running$76,15097/0
2342Mike SkinnerChevrolet4Kodak Films187Running$65,72994/0
2436Ken SchraderPontiac36M&M's186Running$65,01091/0
2534Steve GrissomDodge44Georgia Pacific186Running$53,60588/0
2616Casey AtwoodDodge7Sirius Satellite Radio186Running$56,52585/0
276Stacy ComptonPontiac14Conseco184Running$56,27082/0
2814Kevin HarvickChevrolet29GM Goodwrench Service181Running$98,49879/0
2926Tony StewartPontiac20Home Depot180Out (Accident)$100,13876/0
3037Matt KensethFord17DeWalt Power Tools180Running$80,90578/5
3121Dave BlaneyFord77Jasper Engines & Transmissions180Running$63,55070/0
3215Jerry NadeauChevrolet25UAW/Delphi179Running$63,30067/0
332Robby GordonChevrolet31Cingular Wireless176Running$81,63164/0
349Steve ParkChevrolet1Pennzoil174Running$84,71061/0
3529Frank KimmelFord26Advance Auto Parts/Pork172Running$79,89258/0
3631Jeremy MayfieldDodge19Dodge Dealers/UAW167Out (Accident)$62,07560/5
3719Mark MartinFord6Pfizer/Viagra166Out (Accident)$85,25857/5
3828John AndrettiDodge43Cheerios164Out (Accident)$78,13349/0
397Johnny BensonPontiac10Valvoline164Out (Accident)$77,61546/0
4040Elliott SadlerFord21Motorcraft Quality Parts163Out (Accident)$58,61543/0
4117Bobby LabontePontiac18Interstate Batteries163Out (Accident)$96,18840/0
4218Mike WallaceChevrolet33Preen 'N Green162Out (Accident)$50,21037/0
438Ryan NewmanFord12ALLTEL141Out (Engine)$58,02239/5

Bud Pole:  Jimmie Johnson
EA Sports Move of the Race:  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Gatorade Front Runner:  Matt Kenseth
Infogrames Pit Strategy Award:  Tony Eury (8)
Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Favorite:  Kurt Busch
Raybestos Rookie of the Race:  Jimmie Johnson
True Value Man of the Race:  Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Waste Management Picking Up Places:  Dale Jarrett

2010

April 25, 2010
Qualifying rained out, field set by owner's points

Results

Average Speed:  150.59 mph
Margin of Victory:  0.011 seconds
Time of Race:  03:31:58
Lead Changes:  88
Cautions:  22-24, 77-79, 84-88, 102-105, 177-179, 183-188, 190-194, 196-198

FinishStartDriverMakeCar #SponsorLapsStatusPointsWinnings
14Kevin HarvickChevrolet29Shell/Pennzoil200Running190/5$344,501
221Jamie McMurrayChevrolet1Bass Pro Shops/Tracker200Running175/0$245,879
324Juan Pablo MontoyaChevrolet42Tums200Running170/5$205,356
411Denny HamlinToyota11FedEx Express200Running165/5$154,425
510Mark MartinChevrolet5GoDaddy.com200Running160/5$138,975
626David RaganFord6UPS200Running155/5$130,650
714Clint BowyerChevrolet33BB&T200Running146/0$118,675
89Kurt BuschDodge2Miller Lite200Running147/5$148,398
96Kyle BuschToyota18Pedigree200Running143/5$146,781
1037Mike BlissChevrolet09Phoenix Construction/Graceway Pharmaceuticals200Running134/0$102,500
1115Carl EdwardsFord99Aflac200Running130/0$134,123
1217Martin Truex, Jr.Toyota56NAPA Auto Parts200Running127/0$96,450
137Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Chevrolet88National Guard/Amp Energy200Running129/5$104,350
1430David ReutimannToyota00Alabama NCAA National Champions/Aaron's200Running126/5$129,681
1520Scott SpeedToyota82Red Bull200Running118/0$111,823
1613Tony StewartChevrolet14Old Spice Matterhorn/Office Depot200Running120/5$129,873
173Greg BiffleFord163M200Running117/5$99,450
1834Travis KvapilFord34Long John Silver's200Running114/5$90,600
1923A.J. AllmendingerFord43Insignia/Best Buy200Running111/5$126,801
2038Robby GordonToyota7Monster Energy200Running108/5$106,973
2122Kasey KahneFord9Budweiser200Running105/5$127,165
225Jeff GordonChevrolet24DuPont200Running102/5$131,401
2332Bobby LabonteChevrolet71TaxSlayer.com200Running94/0$87,600
2429Sam Hornish, Jr.Dodge77Penske Truck Rental/AAA200Running96/5$93,925
2518Paul MenardFord98Turtle Wax/Menards198Running93/5$93,225
2635Robert Richardson, Jr.Ford37Mahindra Tractors198Running85/0$99,723
2736David StremmeFord26Air National Guard197Running82/0$92,600
282Matt KensethFord17Valvoline196Running84/5$127,901
2919Brian VickersToyota83Red Bull195Out (Accident)81/5$121,798
3033Kevin ConwayFord38Extenze195Running73/0$102,410
311Jimmie JohnsonChevrolet48Lowe's194Out (Accident)75/5$134,553
328Jeff BurtonChevrolet31Caterpillar191Running77/10$126,140
3327Elliott SadlerFord19Stanley/Bostitch188Out (Accident)69/5$88,675
3425Brad KeselowskiDodge12Penske Racing188Out (Accident)66/5$106,360
3516Ryan NewmanChevrolet39Haas Automation/Office Depot188Out (Accident)63/5$117,079
3612Joey LoganoToyota20The Home Depot188Out (Accident)60/5$115,540
3728Marcos AmbroseToyota47Bush's Best Baked Beans/Kingsford188Out (Accident)52/0$99,198
3831Regan SmithChevrolet78Furniture Row Companies100Out (Engine)54/5$86,775
3943Michael WaltripToyota55Aaron's 55th Anniversary84Out (Accident)51/5$78,575
4040Max PapisToyota13GEICO83Out (Accident)43/0$78,325
4139Johnny SauterChevrolet36Baldwin Automotive83Out (Accident)40/0$78,075
4241Joe NemechekToyota87FrontRowJoe.com47Out (Ignition)37/0$77,905
4342Dave BlaneyToyota66Prism Motorsports33Out (Rear Gear)34/0$78,230
DNQTerry CookDodge46Whitney Motorsports/Autism Speaks.org
DNQAric AlmirolaChevrolet35Mohawk Northeast


Contingency Awards

DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race:  Gil Martin ,#29, Shell/Pennzoil, Chevrolet
Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap:  Jeff Burton
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race:  No Name, #29
Mobil 1 Command Performance Driver of the Race:  Jamie McMurray
Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race:  Gil Martin, #29
O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement:  David Ragan
Raybestos Rookie of the Race:  Kevin Conway
Sunoco Diamond Performance:  Kevin Harvick
Tissot Pit Road Precision:  David Reutimann
WIX Filters Lap Leader:  Jeff Burton

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
April 25, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Richard Childress
Kevin Harvick
Gil Martin
April 25, 2010NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Jamie McMurray
Juan Pablo Montoya


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
April 27, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Denny Hamlin
Juan Pablo Montoya
April 27, 2008NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Steve Addington
Kyle Busch
JD Gibbs
Joe Gibbs
April 26, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499James Finch
Brad Keselowski
Marc Reno
April 26, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Ryan Newman
Scott Speed
April 26, 2009NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Bobby Lewis
April 27, 2009NASCAR Media ConferenceJohn Darby
Jim Hunter
Robin Pemberton
April 6, 2011Select Walmart Stores in Talladega Area to Host NASCAR Racing Simulators and MoreWalmart
April 17, 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Jimmie Johnson
Chad Knaus
April 17, 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Clint Bowyer
April 17, 2011NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Jeff Gordon
April 18, 2011NASCAR: Johnson beats Bowyer for victory in Aarons' 499Wikinews
May 6, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Brad Keselowski
Roger Penske
Paul Wolfe
May 6, 2012NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Kyle Busch
Matt Kenseth
May 5, 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Carl Edwards
David Gilliland
May 5, 2013NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Aaron's 499Jay Guy
Bob Jenkins
David Ragan


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