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Press Snoop: Unofficial results now official.

NASCAR released Unofficial Race Results for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Allstate 400 At The Brickyard Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and nine drivers changed position from those shown on the Timing and Scoring monitor.

The Points Report changed the numbers a bit but the actual order of the Top Ten Drivers remained the same.

NASCAR always releases Official Results the day after the race, after the Daytona Beach office goes over them thoroughly.

According to Kerry Tharp, NASCAR Spokesperson: On the last lap of the 160-lap race, there were two incidents. The first one involved Greg Biffle and Robby Gordon. This incident was off track on the back stretch, the cars were fired up and still running and no caution was thrown. The second incident involved Tony Raines and Kasey Kahne and they were in the way of the rest of the field, so the caution was thrown.

NASCAR held the results pending reviews of the 15 transponder loops in the 2.5-mile oval track, and all footage from every available video angle, including the time coded NASCAR replay system and TV.

In the top ten race results, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards swapped places, with Stewart moving up to eighth and Edwards dropping to ninth. Stewart had said right after the race that he thought that would be the case.

Winner, Jimmie Johnson led three times for 33 laps. This was his twenty-second Cup win in 168 starts. He is only the second driver to win both the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in the same year, the last being Dale Jarrett in 1996.

Johnson's owner, Rick Hendrick has won 147 Cup races including seven this year, and his fifth at IMS, the most of any team owner.

There were 18 lead changes among nine drivers; and eight cautions for 24 laps - two Competition, four accidents and two for Debris. The average speed was 137.182 mph, the race ran 2.54.57 and there was no Margin of Victory as the race was ended under caution.

The 35 cars to finish on the lead lap sets the all-time NASCAR Nextel Cup record for a completed 400 or 500 mile race.

Perhaps the most disappointed, in the actual results and with his day overall, was Pole Sitter Jeff Burton. He led the most times and the most laps-six times for 87 laps, and he turned the fastest lap of the race at 174.696 mph on the second lap. Then, after a pit stop, he fell back.

Burton said "We made huge adjustments, and it never fixed it. So I don't know, we might go home and find that a spring collapsed or something unusual. I would be shocked if we just tuned ourselves out like that; we never do. So, you know, it's good to be really disappointed to finish 15th or wherever we finished, but to lead that many laps and to have that big of a dominant car and then not even be in the mix is really disappointing.

Maybe even more disappointed that Burton was Michael Waltrip, who didn't even make the field. This broke a 940-race streak of a Waltrip (Michael or big brother Darrell) in a starting line-up, going back to Riverside in January 1976.




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