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Friday July 25

FASTEST IN  PRACTICE 1
1) Elliott Sadler
2) Jimmie Johnson
3) Jeff Gordon
4) Mark Martin
5) Dale Earnhardt Jr.

FASTEST IN  PRACTICE 2
1) Jimmie Johnson
2) Jeff Gordon
3) Ryan Newman
4) Kasey Kahne
5) Kevin Harvick

Saturday July 26
FASTEST IN  PRACTICE 3
1) Jeff Gordon
2) Greg Biffle
3) Ryan Newman
4) Jimmie Johnson
5) Denny Hamlin

FASTEST DURING HAPPY HOUR
1) Jimmie Johnson
2) Jeff Gordon
3) Denny Hamlin
4) Carl Edwards
5) Ryan Newman
ALLSTATE 400 QUALIFYING ORDER
2008 ALLSTATE at the BRICKYARD Race Results
Shredded Tires and Caution Periods

Goodyear's NASCAR tires could not withstand the diamond grinding of
the Speedway.  Tire blowouts forced NASCAR to create mandatory
pitting for new tires.  This year's 400 was marred by 11 caution periods,
with the longest stretch of green lasting just 12 laps.   The good part of
this was it kept the field bunched and Jimmie Johnson and teammate
Jeff Gordon (who were clearly the best of the field) could not build a
lead and hold it and the field did not get all strung out.

The Goodyear rubber shredded so badly that radio spotters high above
the racing surface reported bits of tire debris in and on their clothing
and the Speedway sent huge track-cleaning machines onto the track to
clear the accumulated detritus with each yellow flag period.   Perhaps
NASCAR should have gone with some Firestone Indy tires.

Memories trackside recollected the 2005 tire failure that turned the
United States Grand Prix into no more than a Ferrari test session when
the entire twenty-two car Formula 1 field, save the six
Bridgestone-runners, withdrew from the contest on the parade lap
effectively defaulting at the recommendation of their Michelin
tire-makers.

On this occasion, though, the grandstands remained relatively quiet with
only a smattering of 'boos' heard with each successive caution period.
The USGP crowd of 2005, made up of many who traveled from other
countries to experience the Grand Prix at the Speedway, quickly turned
ugly and required extra security to restrain.

The tire constructor Michelin later compensated ticket-holders to the
farcical affair by purchasing twenty thousand tickets to the following
year's USGP and offering them free to the affected fans.

The race result did little to change the Cup championship standings as
Kyle Busch (who finished fifteenth, immediately behind David Ragan)
continues to lead with 3004 points, 253 to the better of Dale Earnhardt
Jr (who finished twelfth in the race).
Tire wear after 10 laps
Jimmie Johnson and Hendrick Motorsports
Brickyard Champions
Allstate 400 At The Brickyard
Jimmie Johnson Pole Winner
Dan's 2008 Brickyard 400 Photos
Pace Cars of the Brickyard 400
Brickyard 400 Winners