TOP GEAR 300 - CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Nationwide Series Race #13 of 34 for the 2011 season


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Race Results

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 13
30TH ANNUAL TOP GEAR "300"
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Concord, NC - May 28, 2011
1.5-Mile Oval
200 Laps - 300 Miles Purse: $1,013,918


Fin

Str

Car

Series

Bonus

Driver

Leader

Pos

Pos

No

Driver

Team

Laps

Points

Points

Rating

Winnings

Status

Times

Laps

1

3

16

Matt Kenseth

Fastenal Ford

200

0

0

139.2

$51,800

Running

4

41

2

5

60

Carl Edwards

Fastenal Ford

200

0

0

133.0

40,850

Running

4

63

3

4

18

Kyle Busch

Z-Line Designs Toyota

200

0

0

123.4

28,650

Running

4

44

4

1

6

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Fastenal Ford

200

41

1

112.7

38,143

Running

1

12

5

6

32

Reed Sorenson

Dollar General Chevy

200

39

0

101.8

29,718

Running

6

13

22

Brad Keselowski

Discount Tire Dodge

200

0

0

104.1

19,075

Running

7

16

66

Steve Wallace

5-hour Energy Toyota

200

37

0

91.1

23,418

Running

8

12

11

Brian Scott

Shore Lodge Toyota

200

36

0

90.0

24,918

Running

9

8

88

Aric Almirola

Hellmann's Chevy

200

35

0

91.7

21,768

Running

10

10

2

Elliott Sadler

OneMain Financial Chevy

200

34

0

85.0

22,243

Running

11

11

20

Joey Logano

GameStop / Kongregate Toyota

199

0

0

90.3

13,950

Running

12

7

12

Sam Hornish Jr

Alliance Truck Parts Dodge

199

33

1

93.3

13,450

Running

1

1

13

15

31

Justin Allgaier

WolfPack Rentals Chevy

199

32

1

81.5

19,743

Running

1

5

14

18

62

Michael Annett

Pilot Travel Centers / Flying J Toyota

199

31

1

77.3

18,868

Running

1

1

15

14

99

Cole Whitt

Red Bull Toyota

199

0

0

81.7

19,368

Running

16

2

33

Kevin Harvick

Rheem Tankless Water Heaters Chevy

199

0

0

107.2

12,400

Running

2

33

17

20

7

Josh Wise

Voodoo Ride Chevy

198

27

0

69.6

18,068

Running

18

25

19

Mike Bliss

MillerWelds.com Chevy

198

26

0

71.2

19,343

Running

19

39

39

Danny Efland

C3i Sports Ford

198

25

0

63.2

18,718

Running

20

21

09

Kenny Wallace

Family Farmers Toyota

198

24

0

71.5

18,343

Running

21

17

38

Jason Leffler

Great Clips Chevy

197

23

0

89.9

17,568

Running

22

9

30

Kasey Kahne

Rexall / Dollar General Chevy

197

0

0

96.6

11,075

Running

23

33

15

Timmy Hill #

Nuts Off / Lilly Trucking of VA Ford

197

21

0

55.8

18,868

Running

24

41

89

Morgan Shepherd

Victory in Jesus Racing Chevy

197

20

0

48.4

17,403

Running

25

24

01

Mike Wallace

CoyboysandAliensMovie.com Chevy

197

19

0

55.7

17,993

Running

26

23

51

Jeremy Clements

Co-ops USA.com Chevy

196

18

0

55.4

17,333

Running

27

22

87

Kimi Raikkonen

Perky Jerky Toyota

196

0

0

67.2

17,698

Running

28

34

14

Eric McClure

Hefty BlakOut / Reynolds Chevy

195

16

0

46.5

17,263

Running

29

19

97

Joe Nemechek

AM FM Energy - Wood & Pellet Stoves Chevy

194

15

0

59.9

10,750

Engine

30

32

28

Derrike Cope

MAXelence.com Dodge

193

14

0

40.7

17,473

Running

31

40

13

Jennifer Jo Cobb #

DriverBoutique.com Ford

191

13

0

37.9

10,670

Running

32

36

70

Dennis Setzer

Sports Pouch Beverage Chevy

162

12

0

42.0

17,093

Power Steering

33

30

52

Kevin Lepage

TRX Alliance Chevy

112

11

0

35.6

17,043

Engine

34

27

81

Blake Koch #

Daystar.com / Set Free Dodge

80

10

0

49.1

17,013

Engine

35

29

41

Jeffrey Earnhardt

Pepsi Max / Nuts Off / Fast Wax Chevy

71

0

0

52.1

10,520

Rear End

36

42

23

Robert Richardson

FunnyDanRaceCarMan.com / North Texas Pipe Dodge

42

8

0

35.5

16,968

Accident

37

31

72

John Jackson

crashclaimsR.US Toyota

41

7

0

39.7

10,475

Vibration

38

26

79

Tim Andrews

Mooresville Ford Ford

24

6

0

41.5

10,455

Ignition

39

37

75

Carl Long

Lilly Trucking of VA Ford

15

5

0

35.6

10,435

Overheating

40

38

74

Mike Harmon

IPT Pellet Grills / Riverwalk Cafe Chevy

10

4

0

33.0

10,330

Wheel Bearing

41

43

49

David Green

Acredale Vending Chevy

6

3

0

33.3

10,295

Vibration

42

28

04

Kelly Bires

Go Green Racing Ford

5

2

0

32.4

10,270

Overheating

43

35

44

Jeff Green

Tri-Star Motorsports / Pro Motor Chevy

4

1

0

31.9

10,209

Vibration



Caution Flags: 5 cautions for 25 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 27-30 (Competition [89]); 35-37 (Debris Turn 3 [14]); 74-77 (Oil On The Track [39]); 83-90 (Oil On The Track [01]); 149-154 (Debris Backstretch [2]).


Lap Leaders:  17 lead changes among 8 drivers. Stenhouse Jr 1-12, Kenseth 13-16, Edwards 17-27, Harvick 28-59, K. Busch 60-73, Harvick 74, K. Busch 75-102, Kenseth 103-131, Edwards 132-136, K. Busch 137, Hornish Jr 138, Allgaier 139-143, Annett 144, Kenseth 145-149, Edwards 150-154, K. Busch 155, Edwards 156-197, Kenseth 198-200.

Failed to qualify: (2) #46 Chase Miller; #40 Charles Lewandoski


Race Comments: Before a crowd estimated at 45,000, Matt Kenseth won the Top Gear 300, his 26th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear: #49 (missing driver's meeting), #23 and #52 (adjustments during impound).


TIME OF RACE:2 hours, 11 minutes, 44 seconds       AVERAGE SPEED:136.64 mph      MARGIN OF VICTORY:0.763 second(s)


COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Ricky Stenhouse Jr (186.994 mph. 28.878 secs.)
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER:  Brian Scott (19 Places)
MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE:  Roush Yates Engines (#60)
MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE RACE:  Reed Sorenson
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE:  Timmy Hill


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 Nationwide Series Race Number 13
Unofficial Race Results for the 30Th Annual Top Gear 300 - Saturday, May 28, 2011
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 200 Laps - 300 Miles - Purse: $1,013,918

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Driver Rating Winnings Status Tms Laps
1 3 16 Matt Kenseth(i) Fastenal Ford 200 0   139.2 $51,800 Running 4 41
2 5 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 200 0   133.0 $40,850 Running 4 63
3 4 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 200 0   123.4 $28,650 Running 4 44
4 1 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Fastenal Ford 200 41 1 112.7 $38,143 Running 1 12
5 6 32 Reed Sorenson Dollar General Chevy 200 39   101.8 $29,718 Running
6 13 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 200 0   104.1 $19,075 Running
7 16 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 200 37   91.1 $23,418 Running
8 12 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 200 36   90.0 $24,918 Running
9 8 88 Aric Almirola Hellmann's Chevy 200 35   91.7 $21,768 Running
10 10 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 200 34   85.0 $22,243 Running
11 11 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop / Kongregate Toyota 199 0   90.3 $13,950 Running
12 7 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Dodge 199 33 1 93.3 $13,450 Running 1 1
13 15 31 Justin Allgaier WolfPack Rentals Chevy 199 32 1 81.5 $19,743 Running 1 5
14 18 62 Michael Annett Pilot Travel Centers / Flying J Toyota 199 31 1 77.3 $18,868 Running 1 1
15 14 99 Cole Whitt(i) Red Bull Toyota 199 29   81.7 $19,368 Running
16 2 33 Kevin Harvick(i) Rheem Tankless Water Heaters Chevy 199 0   107.2 $12,400 Running 2 33
17 20 7 Josh Wise Voodoo Ride Chevy 198 27   69.6 $18,068 Running
18 25 19 Mike Bliss MillerWelds.com Chevy 198 26   71.2 $19,343 Running
19 39 39 Danny Efland C3i Sports Ford 198 25   63.2 $18,718 Running
20 21 09 Kenny Wallace Family Farmers Toyota 198 24   71.5 $18,343 Running
21 17 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevy 197 23   89.9 $17,568 Running
22 9 30 Kasey Kahne(i) Rexall / Dollar General Chevy 197 0   96.6 $11,075 Running
23 33 15 Timmy Hill # Nuts Off / Lilly Trucking of VA Ford 197 21   55.8 $18,868 Running
24 41 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory in Jesus Racing Chevy 197 20   48.4 $17,403 Running
25 24 01 Mike Wallace CoyboysandAliensMovie.com Chevy 197 19   55.7 $17,993 Running
26 23 51 Jeremy Clements Co-ops USA.com Chevy 196 18   55.4 $17,333 Running
27 22 87 Kimi Raikkonen(i) Perky Jerky Toyota 196 0   67.2 $17,698 Running
28 34 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlakOut / Reynolds Chevy 195 16   46.5 $17,263 Running
29 19 97 Joe Nemechek AM FM Energy - Wood & Pellet Stoves Chevy 194 15   59.9 $10,750 Engine
30 32 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence.com Dodge 193 14   40.7 $17,473 Running
31 40 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb # DriverBoutique.com Ford 191 13   37.9 $10,670 Running
32 36 70 Dennis Setzer Sports Pouch Beverage Chevy 162 12   42.0 $17,093 Power
33 30 52 Kevin Lepage TRX Alliance Chevy 112 11   35.6 $17,043 Engine
34 27 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com / Set Free Dodge 80 10   49.1 $17,013 Engine
35 29 41 Jeffrey Earnhardt(i) Pepsi Max / Nuts Off / Fast Wax Chevy 71 0   52.1 $10,520 Rear End
36 42 23 Robert Richardson Jr. FunnyDanRaceCarMan.com / North Texas Pipe Dodge 42 8   35.5 $16,968 Accident
37 31 72 John Jackson crashclaimsR.US Toyota 41 7   39.7 $10,475 Vibration
38 26 79 Tim Andrews Mooresville Ford Ford 24 6   41.5 $10,455 Ignition
39 37 75 Carl Long Lilly Trucking of VA Ford 15 5   35.6 $10,435 Overheating
40 38 74 Mike Harmon IPT Pellet Grills / Riverwalk Cafe Chevy 10 4   33.0 $10,330 Wheel Bearing
41 43 49 David Green Acredale Vending Chevy 6 3   33.3 $10,295 Vibration
42 28 04 Kelly Bires Go Green Racing Ford 5 2   32.4 $10,270 Overheating
43 35 44 Jeff Green Tri-Star Motorsports / Pro Motor Chevy 4 1   31.9 $10,209 Vibration

Race Comments: Before a crowd estimated at 45,000, Matt Kenseth won the Top Gear 300, his 26th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear: #49 (missing driver's meeting), #23 and #52 (adjustments during impound).

Failed to Qualify:(2) #46-Chase Miller, #40-Charles Lewandoski #.

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 11 Mins, 44 Secs.
Average Speed: 136.640 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.763 Seconds

Caution Flags: 5 for 25 laps: Laps: 27-30 (Competition [89]); 35-37 (Debris Turn 3 [14]); 74-77 (Oil on the track [39]); 83-90 (Oil on the track [01]); 149-154 (Debris Backstretch [2]).

Lead Changes: 17 among 8 drivers: R. Stenhouse Jr. 1-12; M. Kenseth(i) 13-16; C. Edwards(i) 17-27; K. Harvick(i) 28-59; K. Busch(i) 60-73; K. Harvick(i) 74; K. Busch(i) 75-102; M. Kenseth(i) 103-131; C. Edwards(i) 132-136; K. Busch(i) 137; S. Hornish Jr. 138; J. Allgaier 139-143; M. Annett 144; M. Kenseth(i) 145-149; C. Edwards(i) 150-154; K. Busch(i) 155; C. Edwards(i) 156-197; M. Kenseth(i) 198-200.

Coors Light Pole Award : Ricky Stenhouse Jr, #6 186.994 mph
Featherlite Most Improved Driver : Brian Scott, #11 19 Places
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Roush Yates Engines, #60
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Reed Sorenson, #32
Sunoco Rookie of the Race : Timmy Hill, #15

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series


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