The 2007 Food City 500 was a Nextel Cup (now Sprint Cup) event held at Bristol Motor Speedway on March 25, 2007. Kyle Busch won the first ever event for the Car of Tomorrow, holding off Jeff Burton in a thrilling green-white-checkered finish. Polesitter Jeff Gordon made a thrilling late rally to 3rd and took the points lead (first time since February 2005) by three markers on Burton.

2007 Food City 500

General info
Series Craftsman Truck Series
Location Bristol Motor Speedway
Date March 25, 2007
Pole Sitter Jeff Gordon
Pole Speed 125.453
Race Data
Winner Kyle Busch
Margin of Victory 0.064 seconds
Average Speed 81.969 mph
Cautions 15 for 90 laps
Points Leader Jeff Gordon (+3)

Qualifying notes Edit

Jeff Gordon was the winner of the first Car of Tomorrow pole, clocking in at 125.453 mph. Kasey Kahne sat on the front row with him, while eventual winner Kyle Busch started twentieth.

The following drivers failed to qualify for the race: Kevin Lepage (#34), David Reutimann (#00), Michael Waltrip (#55), Joe Nemechek (#13), Johnny Sauter (#70), and Paul Menard (#15)

Additional race data Edit

  • Leaders: 10
  • Time of race: 3:16:38
  • Average Speed: 81.969 mph
  • Margin of Victory: .064 sec
  • For the first time in 617 races, Mark Martin did not appear in a Cup race. He had chosen to take this weekend off as part of his new part-time schedule.

Results Edit

Finish Start No. Name Sponsor Make Laps Laps Lead Status
1 205Kyle BuschCarquest/Kellogg'sChevrolet50429running
2 2931cingularJeff BurtonCingular WirelessChevrolet5040running
3 124JGJeff Gordon (W)DuPontChevrolet5046running
4 4029ShellYellowKevin Harvick (W)Shell/PennzoilChevrolet5049running
5 1116Greg BiffleJackson HewittFord5040running
6 966bestbuyJeff GreenBest Buy/GarminChevrolet5040running
7 318JuniorDale Earnhardt, Jr.BudweiserChevrolet5040running
8 1807Clint BowyerJack Daniel'sChevrolet5040running
9 526Jamie McMurrayCrown RoyalFord5040running
10 1625Casey MearsNational Guard/GMACChevrolet5040running
11 3817KensethCupBuschMatt KensethArby's/DeWaltFord5040running
12 3299OfficeDepotCarl EdwardsOffice DepotFord5040running
13 3340David StremmeEnergizer/Coors LightDodge5040running
14 1011Denny HamlinFedEx ExpressChevrolet504177running
15 2583RedBullBrian VickersRed BulToyota5041running
16 648lowesJimmie JohnsonLowe'sChevrolet5030running
17 1949Mike BlissObovo.comDodge5030running
18 144Ward BurtonState Water Heaters/Food CityChevrolet5020running
19 29EvernhamKasey KahneDodge Dealers/UAWDodge5010running
20 2645Kyle PettyMarathon American Spirit Motor OilDodge5010running
21 2778Kenny WallaceFurniture RowChevrolet5010running
22 2843CheeriosCupBobby LabonteCheerios/Betty CrockerDodge5010running
23 722CaterpillarDave BlaneyCaterpillarToyota5010running
24 1796Tony RainesDLP HDTVChevrolet5010running
25 1201ArmyCupRegan SmithU.S. ArmyChevrolet5010running
26 416David Ragan (R)AAAFord5010running
27 3192007Elliott Sadler (W)Dodge Dealers/UAWDodge5005running
28 1521LittleDebbieKen SchraderLittle Debbie Snack FoodsFord5000running
29 422PenskeBlueKurt Busch (W)Miller LiteDodge49910running
30 2114Sterling MarlinWaste ManagementChevrolet4990running
31 810Scott RiggsValvoline/Stanley ToolsDodge4980running
32 3642redtexJuan Pablo Montoya (R)Texaco/HavolineDodge4970running
33 347JimBeamRobby GordonRobby Gordon Off Road WheelsDodge4930running
34 2336OTCJeremy Mayfield360 OTCToyota4861running
35 420TonyStewartTony StewartThe Home DepotChevrolet479257running
36 3718J.J. YeleyInterstate BatteriesChevrolet4750running
37 131Martin Truex, Jr.Bass Pro Shops/Tracker BoatsChevrolet4750running
38 2488Ricky RuddPedigreeFord4530crash
39 2212Ryan NewmanAlltelDodge4490Crash
40 4384RedBullA.J. Allmendinger (R)Red BullToyota4130running
41 3538M&MsDavid GillilandM&M'sFord480crash
42 3044upsDale JarrettUPSToyota420crash
43 3941target-rirReed SorensonTargetDodge210crash

External links Edit

  1. Jeff Gordon +3
  2. Jeff Burton -3
  3. Jimmie Johnson -75
  4. Matt Kenseth -94
  5. Kevin Harvick -144
  6. Kyle Busch -152
  7. Mark Martin -162
  8. Clint Bowyer -170
  9. Denny Hamlin -185
  10. Carl Edwards -193

External links Edit

Preceded by:
2007 Kobalt Tools 500
NEXTEL Cup Series races
Succeeded by:
2007 Goody's Cool Orange 500

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