ROYAL PURPLE 300 - AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Nationwide Series Race #5 of 34 for the 2011 season


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NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 5
13TH ANNUAL ROYAL PURPLE "300"
AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY

Fontana, CA - March 26, 2011
2-Mile Oval
150 Laps - 300 Miles Purse: $1,242,513


Fin

Str

Car

Series

Bonus

Driver

Leader

Pos

Pos

No

Driver

Team

Laps

Points

Points

Rating

Winnings

Status

tms

Laps

1

7

18

Kyle Busch

Z-Line Designs Toyota

150

0

0

128.5

$61,445

Running

2

18

2

1

60

Carl Edwards

Roush Fenway Racing Ford

150

0

0

129.8

57,675

Running

7

48

3

2

33

Kevin Harvick

Rheem Pool and Spa Heaters Chevy

150

0

0

139.9

44,700

Running

7

64

4

12

6

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Roush Fenway Racing Ford

150

41

1

116.1

35,793

Running

1

10

5

34

2

Elliott Sadler

Bad Boy Buggies Chevy

150

39

0

105.9

26,125

Running

6

9

16

Trevor Bayne

Roush Fenway Racing Ford

150

38

0

109.8

29,218

Running

7

4

20

Joey Logano

GameStop Toyota

150

0

0

96.7

20,275

Running

8

8

32

Mark Martin

Dollar General Chevy

150

0

0

104.4

18,800

Running

1

5

9

3

88

Aric Almirola

Ragu/Food 4 Less Chevy

150

36

1

100.5

25,478

Running

1

2

10

5

22

Brad Keselowski

Discount Tire Dodge

150

0

0

97.8

19,900

Running

11

16

38

Jason Leffler

Great Clips Chevy

150

33

0

89

26,893

Running

12

10

31

Justin Allgaier

Brandt Chevy

150

32

0

90.1

24,068

Running

13

11

11

Brian Scott

Shore Lodge Toyota

150

31

0

89.6

24,268

Running

14

14

30

Reed Sorenson

Rexall Chevy

149

30

0

84.1

26,033

Running

15

17

09

Kenny Wallace

Toyota Toyota

149

29

0

81

24,823

Running

16

6

7

Josh Wise

TaxSlayer.com Chevy

149

28

0

78.9

23,638

Running

17

19

99

Ryan Truex #

Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota

149

27

0

75.8

24,178

Running

18

20

62

Michael Annett

Oakley Toyota

149

26

0

73.1

23,043

Running

19

13

19

Mike Bliss

DoubleTree Hotel Chevy

149

25

0

77.1

24,433

Running

20

25

27

J.R. Fitzpatrick

Schick/Energizer Ford

147

24

0

62.2

24,298

Running

21

22

14

Eric McClure

Hefty Black Out/Reynolds Chevy

146

23

0

55.1

22,713

Running

22

18

87

Kevin Conway

Extenze Toyota

146

0

0

62.9

16,085

Running

23

35

89

Morgan Shepherd

Imperial Bedding Chevy

146

21

0

50.7

22,468

Running

24

23

01

Mike Wallace

G&K Services Chevy

145

20

0

58.3

22,708

Running

25

21

39

Charles Lewandoski #

SunRiseFord.com Ford

145

20

1

53.6

22,798

Running

1

2

26

33

52

Tony Raines

Metro Ministries Chevy

144

0

0

41.2

15,595

Running

27

15

66

Steve Wallace

5-hour Energy Toyota

143

17

0

57.2

21,928

Running

28

26

24

Kevin Lepage

Living Waters Ford

143

17

1

54.9

21,808

Running

1

1

29

41

23

Robert Richardson

Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge

143

15

0

39.6

22,058

Running

30

30

79

Tim Andrews

2nd Chance Motorsports Ford

142

14

0

61.4

15,380

Engine

31

36

28

Derrike Cope

Maxelence Chevy

140

13

0

35.4

21,438

Running

32

32

15

Timmy Hill #

Rick Ware Racing Ford

139

12

0

37.9

21,328

Running

33

29

81

Blake Koch #

Soul Surfer the Movie Dodge

128

11

0

42.5

21,218

Running

34

24

40

Scott Wimmer

Key Motorsports Chevy

115

10

0

63

21,108

Running

35

31

51

Jeremy Clements

www.racedaysponsor.com Chevy

91

9

0

62.1

14,530

Axle

36

42

70

Dennis Setzer

All American Sportspouch Dodge

86

0

0

39.4

20,888

Transmission

37

27

44

Jeff Green

TriStar Motorsports Chevy

41

7

0

49.4

14,300

Vibration

38

40

41

Jennifer Jo Cobb #

GreetingsExpress.com Ford

38

6

0

34.2

14,190

Handling

39

43

97

Joe Nemechek

AM FM Energy Chevy

31

5

0

31.4

14,115

Brakes

40

28

03

Alex Kennedy

St. Baldrick's Foundation Dodge

21

4

0

40.5

14,080

Rear End

41

37

68

Carl Long

Glidden Professional Chevy

12

3

0

32.5

14,020

Steering

42

38

55

Brett Rowe

Imperial Bedding Chevy

3

2

0

32.4

13,940

Handling

43

39

74

Mike Harmon

Riverwalk Cafe Chevy

3

1

0

30.8

13,907

Vibration



Race Comments: Before a crowd estimated at 36,000, Kyle Busch won the Royal Purple 300, his 46th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following cars dropped to the rear (reason): #23,28,97 adjustments outside impound)

Failed to qualify: n/a

Caution Flags: 5 cautions for 19 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 8-10 (Debris On Track [None]); 20-23 (Car #41 Spin Turn 4 [28]); 26-28 (Car #66 Spin Turn 4 [41]); 64-68 (Car #81 Accident Turn 2 [99]); 94-97 (Car #52 Accident Turn 2 [62]).

Lap Leaders:  21 lead changes among 8 drivers. Edwards-pole, Harvick 1-2, Edwards 3-4, Harvick 5-6, Edwards 7, Harvick 8-10, Almirola 11-12, Harvick 13-20, Lepage 21, Lewandoski 22-23, Martin 24-28, Edwards 29-38, Harvick 39-65, Edwards 66-68, K. Busch 69, Edwards 70-94, Harvick 95-97, Edwards 98, Stenhouse Jr 99-108, Edwards 109-114, Harvick 115-133, K. Busch 134-150.

TIME OF RACE:2 hours, 7 minutes, 52 seconds       AVERAGE SPEED:140.772 mph      MARGIN OF VICTORY:0.713 second(s)

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Carl Edwards (174.838 mph. 41.181 secs.)
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER:  Reed Sorenson (20 Places)
MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE:  Earnhardt Childress Racing (#33)
MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE RACE:  Jason Leffler
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE:  Ryan Truex


UNOFFICIAL RESULTS that were posted the day of the race
OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted sometime on Monday following the race, ABOVE
Source: NASCAR Statistics


NASCAR Race Number 5
Unofficial Race Results for the 13th Annual Royal Purple 300 - Saturday, March 26, 2011
Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA - 2 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 150 Laps - 300 Miles - Purse: $1,242,513

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Driver Rating Winnings Status Tms Laps
1 7 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 150 0   128.5 $61,445 Running 2 18
2 1 60 Carl Edwards(i) Roush Fenway Racing Ford 150 0   129.8 $57,675 Running 7 48
3 2 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Rheem Pool and Spa Heaters Chevy 150 0   139.9 $44,700 Running 7 64
4 12 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 150 41 1 116.1 $35,793 Running 1 10
5 34 2 Elliott Sadler Bad Boy Buggies Chevy 150 39   105.9 $26,125 Running
6 9 16 Trevor Bayne Roush Fenway Racing Ford 150 38   109.8 $29,218 Running
7 4 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop Toyota 150 0   96.7 $20,275 Running
8 8 32 Mark Martin(i) Dollar General Chevy 150 0   104.4 $18,800 Running 1 5
9 3 88 Aric Almirola Ragu/Food 4 Less Chevy 150 36 1 100.5 $25,478 Running 1 2
10 5 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 150 0   97.8 $19,900 Running
11 16 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevy 150 33   89.0 $26,893 Running
12 10 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 150 32   90.1 $24,068 Running
13 11 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 150 31   89.6 $24,268 Running
14 14 30 Reed Sorenson Rexall Chevy 149 30   84.1 $26,033 Running
15 17 09 Kenny Wallace Toyota Toyota 149 29   81.0 $24,823 Running
16 6 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com Chevy 149 28   78.9 $23,638 Running
17 19 99 Ryan Truex # Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 149 27   75.8 $24,178 Running
18 20 62 Michael Annett Oakley Toyota 149 26   73.1 $23,043 Running
19 13 19 Mike Bliss DoubleTree Hotel Chevy 149 25   77.1 $24,433 Running
20 25 27 J R Fitzpatrick Schick/Energizer Ford 147 24   62.2 $24,298 Running
21 22 14 Eric McClure Hefty Black Out/Reynolds Chevy 146 23   55.1 $22,713 Running
22 18 87 Kevin Conway(i) Extenze Toyota 146 0   62.9 $16,085 Running
23 35 89 Morgan Shepherd Imperial Bedding Chevy 146 21   50.7 $22,468 Running
24 23 01 Mike Wallace G&K Services Chevy 145 20   58.3 $22,708 Running
25 21 39 Charles Lewandoski # SunRiseFord.com Ford 145 20 1 53.6 $22,798 Running 1 2
26 33 52 Tony Raines(i) Metro Ministries Chevy 144 0   41.2 $15,595 Running
27 15 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 143 17   57.2 $21,928 Running
28 26 24 Kevin Lepage Living Waters Ford 143 17 1 54.9 $21,808 Running 1 1
29 41 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Wildlife Conservation Society Dodge 143 15   39.6 $22,058 Running
30 30 79 Tim Andrews 2nd Chance Motorsports Ford 142 14   61.4 $15,380 Engine
31 36 28 Derrike Cope Maxelence Chevy 140 13   35.4 $21,438 Running
32 32 15 Timmy Hill # Rick Ware Racing Toyota 139 12   37.9 $21,328 Running
33 29 81 Blake Koch # Soul Surfer the Movie Dodge 128 11   42.5 $21,218 Running
34 24 40 Scott Wimmer Key Motorsports Chevy 115 10   63.0 $21,108 Running
35 31 51 Jeremy Clements www.racedaysponsor.com Chevy 91 9   62.1 $14,530 Axle
36 42 70 Dennis Setzer(i) All American Sportspouch Dodge 86 0   39.4 $20,888 Transmission
37 27 44 Jeff Green TriStar Motorsports Chevy 41 7   49.4 $14,300 Vibration
38 40 41 Jennifer Jo Cobb # GreetingsExpress.com Ford 38 6   34.2 $14,190 Handling
39 43 97 Joe Nemechek AM FM Energy Chevy 31 5   31.4 $14,115 Brakes
40 28 03 Alex Kennedy St. Baldrick's Foundation Dodge 21 4   40.5 $14,080 Rear End
41 37 68 Carl Long Glidden Professional Chevy 12 3   32.5 $14,020 Steering
42 38 55 Brett Rowe Imperial Bedding Chevy 3 2   32.4 $13,940 Handling
43 39 74 Mike Harmon Riverwalk Cafe Chevy 3 1   30.8 $13,907 Vibration

Race Comments: Before a crowd estimated at 36,000, Kyle Busch won the Royal Purple 300, his 46th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Prior to the green flag the following cars dropped to the rear (reason): #23,28,97 adjustments outside impound)

Failed to Qualify: N/A

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 07 Mins, 52 Secs.
Average Speed: 140.772 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.713 Seconds

Caution Flags: 5 for 19 laps: Laps: 8-10 (Debris on track [None]); 20-23 (#41 spin Turn 4 [28]); 26-28 (#66 spin Turn 4 [41]); 64-68 (#81 accident Turn 2 [99]); 94-97 (#52 accident Turn 2 [62]).


Lead Changes: 21 among 8 drivers: C. Edwards(i) 0; K. Harvick(i) 1-2; C. Edwards(i) 3-4; K. Harvick(i) 5-6; C. Edwards(i) 7; K. Harvick(i) 8-10; A. Almirola 11-12; K. Harvick(i) 13-20; K. Lepage 21; C. Lewandoski # 22-23; M. Martin(i) 24-28; C. Edwards(i) 29-38; K. Harvick(i) 39-65; C. Edwards(i) 66-68; K. Busch(i) 69; C. Edwards(i) 70-94; K. Harvick(i) 95-97; C. Edwards(i) 98; R. Stenhouse Jr. 99-108; C. Edwards(i) 109-114; K. Harvick(i) 115-133; K. Busch(i) 134-150.


Coors Light Pole Award : Carl Edwards, #60 174.838 mph
Featherlite Most Improved Driver : Reed Sorenson, #30 20 Places
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Earnhardt Childress Racing, #33
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Jason Leffler, #38
Sunoco Rookie of the Race : Ryan Truex, #99

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series


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