Lap By Lap: Auto Club 500
February 25, 2008 | 12:48 P.M. EST
Welcome to RacingOne's lap-by-lap coverage of the remaining 163 laps of Monday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 500.
Lap 250: CHECKERED FLAG! Carl Edwards wins under caution after Dale Jarrett spins.
1. Carl Edwards
2. Jimmie Johnson
3. Jeff Gordon
4. Kyle Busch
5. Matt Kenseth
6. Martin Truex Jr.
7. Tony Stewart
8. Kevin Harvick
9. Kasey Kahne
10. Ryan Newman
Cautions: 11 for 43 laps
Average Speed: 132.704 mph
Cars on the Lead Lap: 23
Lead Changes: 33
Lap Leaders (15): Jimmie Johnson (76), Jeff Gordon (68), Carl Edwards (64), Ky Busch (14), Greg Biffle (9), Dale Jarrett (3), Jeff Burton (2), Jamie McMurray (2), Kevin Harvick (1), Dario Franchitti (1), John Andretti (1), Robby Gordon (1) and Kasey Kahne (1)
Lap 249: Carl Edwards takes the white flag with a 3.7-second lead.
Lap 246: Carl Edwards now leads by 2.5-seconds.
Lap 245: Top Five - Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth.
Lap 240: Carl Edwards leads Jimmie Johnson by .86-seconds.
Lap 238: Carl Edwards passes Jimmie Johnson for the lead.
Lap 233: Carl Edwards passes Jeff Gordon for second. Now sets his sights on leader Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 230: Top Five - Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth.
Lap 226: Jimmie Johnson is out front.
Lap 225: Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon are side-by-side for the lead.
Lap 224: GREEN FLAG. Top Five - Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Jamie McMurray (two tires), Carl Edwards and Mark Martin (two tires).
Lap 221: Leaders pit. Jimmie Johnson and Jeff Gordon win the battle off pit road.
Lap 220: CAUTION. Jeremy Mayfield brushes the wall. 21 cars are on the lead lap.
Lap 216: Carl Edwards continues to pull away. Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Kasey Kahne round out the top five.
Lap 212: Carl Edwards leads Jeff Gordon after the pit stops. Kyle Busch is up to third.
Lap 209: Leaders pit. Kevin Harvick takes the lead.
Lap 206: Kyle Busch pits.
Lap 205: Carl Edwards is out front over Jeff Gordon by 5.7-seconds. Kurt Busch pits.
Lap 200: Sixth thorugh 10th - Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman.
Lap 197: Jimmie Johnson passes Matt Kenseth for third.
Lap 195: Top Five - Carl Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Kyle Busch.
Lap 190: Carl Edwards leads Jeff Gordon by 1.7-seconds.
Lap 187: Top 20 by car number - 99, 24, 17, 48, 18, 9, 29, 1, 20, 12, 42, 83, 31, 6, 2, 16, 07, 26, 00, 38. Average Speed up to this point: 126.624 mph.
Lap 184: Jimmie Johnson passes Kyle Busch for fourth.
Lap 182: Jimmie Johnson is battling Kyle Busch for the fourth position. Kyle Petty heads to the garage.
Lap 180: Carl Edwards passes Jeff Gordon for the lead.
Lap 178: Third-place Matt Kenseth closing in on leader Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards.
Lap 170: GREEN FLAG. Top Five - Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr.
Lap 169: Leaders pit. Jeff Gordon gains two spots in the pits and will be the new leader.
Lap 167: CAUTION. Dale Jarrett loses a right-rear tire.
Lap 165: Top Five - Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne.
Lap 161: Carl Edwards takes the lead from Jimmie Johnson.
Lap 160: Jimmie Johnson leads Carl Edwards by 0.466-seconds.
Lap 159: Carl Edwards passes Matt Kenseth for second.
Lap 158: Carl Edwards passes Jeff Gordon for third.
Lap 157: Jimmie Johnson moves into second while Ryan Newman slips to fifth.
Lap 155: Matt Kenseth passes Ryan Newman on the outside for the lead.
Lap 153: GREEN FLAG. Ryan Newman leads.
Lap 151: Leaders pit. Ryan Newman wins the race off pit road with a two tire change. Matt Kenseth moves into second with a good pit stop. Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon round out the top five. Robby Gordon satyed out to lead a lap.
Lap 150: CAUTION. Michael Waltrip spins in Turn 2.
Lap 148: Kasey Kahne running sixth. Jeff Burton running 17th after bringing out the first caution of the day.
Lap 145: Kyle Busch leads Jimmie Johnson by .686-seconds.
Lap 142: Top Five - Kyle Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth.
Stats as of Lap 138
Lead Changes: 5
Average Speed: 121.257 mph
Lap Leaders: Jeff Gordon (57), Jimmie Johnson (56), Greg Biffle (9), Dale Jarrett (3), Kyle Busch (2) Jeff Burton (2), Jamie McMurray (2), Kevin Harvick (1), Dario Franchitti (1) and John Andretti (1).
Lap 136: Leaders hit pit. Kyle Busch win the race off pit road.
Lap 138: GREEN FLAG. Kyle Busch leads.
Lap 134: CAUTION - Jeff Burton slaps the wall in Turn 3.
Lap 132: Jimmie Johnson's lead is now five seconds ove Kyle Busch.
Lap 130: Top Five - Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, Jeff Gordon, Kasey Kahne and Carl Edwards.
Lap 126: Kurt Busch runs out of fuel on the backstretch, but makes it back to pit road. He falls to 27th.
Lap 125: Carl Edwards surrenders the lead and pits. Lap 125 Top 20 by number: 99 (before pitstop), 66, 48, 18, 24, 9, 31, 1, 17, 28, 16, 6, 20, 29, 12, 7, 42, 07, 26, 8. Average speed up this point: 120.926 mph.
Lap 124: Carl Edwards takes the lead.
Lap 122: Leaders hit pit road for service.
Lap 120: Carl Edwards passes Jeff Gordon for fourth.
Lap 118: Kurt Busch passes Martin Truex Jr. for seventh.
Lap 116: Matt Kenseth passes Greg Biffle for 10th.
Lap 115: Kasey Kahne passes Kyle Busch for second. Busch brushes the wall in Turn 2 lightly.
Lap 114: Jimmie Johnson continues to show the way, 1.8-seconds ahead of Kyle Busch.
Lap 110: Biffle falls to 10th.
Lap: 109: Kasey Kahne continues to be the fastest car on the track. He is now 2.832 seconds behind Johnson.
Lap 107: Carl Edwards passes Truex Jr. for fifth.
Lap 103: Kasey Kahne passes Jeff Gordon for third.
Lap 102: Kasey Kahne fastest on this lap at 174.808 mph.
Lap 100: Top five - Johnson, Ky. Busch, J. Gordon, Kahne and Truex Jr.
Lap 97: Martin Truex Jr. moves into fifth. Travis Kvapil falls to eighth.
Lap 95: Jimmie Johnson leads Kyle Busch by 1.524 seconds.
Lap 92: Kasey Kahne moves into third.
Lap 91: Jeff Gordon passes Greg Bille for fourth. Kyle Busch also passed Travis Kvapil for second.
Lap 90: Green Flag!
Lap 88: The field is circling under the caution. Seven cars hit pit road for service.
1 p.m. (ET) The engines have re-fired and the Auto Club is ready for the green flag, yet again.
Stats as of Lap 87
Lead Changes: 17
Average Speed: 113.923 mph
Lap Leaders: Jeff Gordon (57), Jimmie Johnson (11), Greg Biffle (9), Dale Jarrett (3), Jeff Burton (2), Jamie McMurray (2), Kevin Harvick (1), Dario Franchitti (1) and John Andretti (1).
Top 10 at Lap 87
1. Jimmie Johnson
2. Travis Kvapil
3. Kyle Busch
4. Greg Biffle
5. Kasey Kahne
6. Jeff Gordon
7. Martin Truex Jr.
8. Clint Bowyer
9. Carl Edwards
10. Ryan Newman