DOLLAR GENERAL 300 MILES OF COURAGE - CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Nationwide Series Race #31 of 34 for the 2011 season


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Race Results

NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 31
30TH ANNUAL DOLLAR GENERAL 300 MILES OF COURAGE
CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Concord, NC - October 14, 2011
1.5-Mile Oval
200 Laps - 300 Miles Purse: $1,013,751


Fin

Str

Car

Series

Bonus

Driver

Leader

Pos

Pos

No

Driver

Team

Laps

Points

Points

Rating

Winnings

Status

Times

Laps

1

5

60

Carl Edwards

Fastenal Ford

200

0

0

115.1

$70,650

Running

1

5

2

6

18

Kyle Busch

Z-Line Designs Toyota

200

0

0

125.7

45,675

Running

3

26

3

11

16

Trevor Bayne

Fastenal Ford Mustang Ford

200

41

0

105.9

44,343

Running

4

12

2

Elliott Sadler

OneMain Financial Chevy

200

41

1

108.9

34,168

Running

1

1

5

8

11

Brian Scott

Doosan Toyota

200

39

0

97.8

28,393

Running

6

3

22

Brad Keselowski

Discount Tire Dodge

200

0

0

140.6

22,050

Running

3

119

7

10

31

Justin Allgaier

Brandt Chevy

200

37

0

94.9

23,753

Running

8

1

33

Paul Menard

Rheem/Menards Chevy

200

0

0

119.5

24,470

Running

1

26

9

2

6

Ricky Stenhouse Jr

Blackwell Angus Ford

200

36

1

112.3

21,843

Running

2

22

10

9

32

Brian Vickers

Dollar General Chevy

200

0

0

97.5

15,350

Running

11

17

30

Jason Leffler

AccuDoc Chevy

200

33

0

88.4

19,793

Running

12

7

12

Sam Hornish Jr

Alliance Truck Parts Dodge

200

32

0

90.1

12,775

Running

13

19

66

Steve Wallace

5-hour Energy Toyota

200

31

0

78.7

18,643

Running

14

13

7

Josh Wise

TaxSlayer.com/NavySEALFoundation Chevy

200

30

0

80.2

21,118

Running

15

14

88

Aric Almirola

AdvoCare Chevy

200

29

0

84.9

18,868

Running

16

20

09

Kenny Wallace

Thank You Fans! Toyota

200

28

0

75.5

18,293

Running

17

22

62

Michael Annett

Pilot/Flying J Toyota

200

27

0

79.6

17,618

Running

18

27

81

Blake Koch #

Daystar.com Chevy

200

26

0

69.4

19,918

Running

19

4

20

Joey Logano

GameStop/Cabela's Big Game Hunter Toyota

200

0

0

99.4

10,875

Running

20

23

19

Mike Bliss

SpiritHalloween.com Chevy

199

24

0

70.1

18,568

Running

21

32

15

Timmy Hill #

Poynt Ford

199

24

1

63.3

16,943

Running

1

1

22

36

01

Mike Wallace

I Hate Steven Singer Chevy

199

22

0

56.7

16,843

Running

23

31

50

T.J. Bell

Liberty Tire Recyclers/Pinnacle Rubber Chevy

198

0

0

54.5

10,675

Running

24

41

28

Derrike Cope

MAXelence Chevy

198

20

0

48.9

16,643

Running

25

39

89

Morgan Shepherd

Victory In Jesus Racing Chevy

197

19

0

53.1

16,693

Running

26

33

39

Joey Gase

Go Green Racing Ford

197

18

0

53.1

16,943

Running

27

37

52

Kevin Lepage

Creative Recycling Chevy

193

17

0

39.4

16,743

Running

28

18

38

Kasey Kahne

Great Clips Chevy

181

0

0

73.5

9,775

Accident

29

24

51

Jeremy Clements

Consolidated Pipe/Carolina Collision Chevy

171

15

0

50.9

16,193

Running

30

35

23

Robert Richardson

North Texas Pipe Chevy

166

14

0

46.8

16,443

Running

31

34

14

Eric McClure

Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy

157

13

0

40.1

16,088

Running

32

15

82

Reed Sorenson

Crusader Staffing/Think Pink ZTA Dodge

144

12

0

61.9

9,535

Running

33

38

40

Charles Lewandoski #

Precisionwerx.com Chevy

133

11

0

42.7

15,943

Engine

34

16

99

Ryan Truex #

Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota

126

0

0

62.0

9,440

Accident

35

42

70

Angela Cope

Millennium Spa Salon Chevy

125

9

0

33.5

15,878

Vibration

36

40

87

Kevin Conway

Extenze Toyota

76

8

0

37.1

15,843

Engine

37

28

97

Joe Nemechek

AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves Toyota

25

7

0

48.7

9,340

Engine

38

25

04

Tim Andrews

Go Green Racing Ford

22

6

0

36.2

9,260

Vibration

39

26

03

Scott Riggs

North Texas Pipe Chevy

18

5

0

37.5

9,220

Brakes

40

30

41

Johnny Chapman

Rick Ware Racing Chevy

12

4

0

32.5

9,190

Overheating

41

21

47

Scott Speed

Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy

6

3

0

34.9

9,160

Vibration

42

29

42

Erik Darnell

Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy

4

0

0

30.9

9,110

Brakes

43

43

44

Jeff Green

SpiritHalloween.com Chevy

3

1

0

29.8

9,060

Vibration

 

# Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender.
Bonus Points: includes winner, lap leader & most laps led points
(i) = Ineligible for driver points in this series

Failed to qualify: (6) #75 Carl Long; #71 Matt Carter; #08 Casey Roderick; #48 Dennis Setzer; #49 Mark Green; #46 Chase Miller
Race Comments: Before an estimated attendance of 45,000, Carl Edwards won the Dollar General 300 Miles Of Courage, his 37th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: No. 7 (adjustments during impound).
TIME OF RACE: 2 hours, 14 minutes, 8 seconds       AVERAGE SPEED: 134.195 mph      MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.223 second(s)
COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD:  Paul Menard (185.701 mph. 29.079 secs.)
FEATHERLITE MOST IMPROVED DRIVER:  Josh Wise (19 Places)
MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE:  Penske Engines (#22)
MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE RACE:  Elliott Sadler
NATIONWIDE INSURANCE DASH 4 CASH:  Elliott Sadler
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE:  Blake Koch
Caution Flags: 7 cautions for 31 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 26-29 (Oil On The Track [01]); 41-44 (Car #82 Stopped On Track [50]); 70-73 (Debris On The Backstretch [28]); 128-135 (Car #99 Accident Turn 2 [62]); 172-176 (Car #22 Spin Turn 4 [7]); 186-188 (Debris Turn 4 [12]); 193-195 (Car #20 Accident Turn 4 [81]).
Lap Leaders:  11 lead changes among 7 drivers. Menard 1-26, Stenhouse Jr 27-44, Keselowski 45-70, Hill 71, Keselowski 72-129, K. Busch 130-135, Keselowski 136-170, K. Busch 171-172, Stenhouse Jr 173-176, Sadler 177, K. Busch 178-195, Edwards 196-200.

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 31
Unofficial Race Results for the 30Th Annual Dollar General 300 Miles Of Courage - Friday, October 14, 2011
Charlotte Motor Speedway - Concord, NC - 1.5 Mile Paved
Total Race Length - 200 Laps - 300 Miles - Purse: $1,013,751

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Driver Rating Winnings Status Tms Laps
1 5 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal Ford 200 0   115.1 $70,650 Running 1 5
2 6 18 Kyle Busch(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 200 0   125.7 $45,675 Running 3 26
3 11 16 Trevor Bayne Fastenal Ford Mustang Ford 200 41   105.9 $44,343 Running    
4 12 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 200 41 1 108.9 $34,168 Running 1 1
5 8 11 Brian Scott Doosan Toyota 200 39   97.8 $28,393 Running    
6 3 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 200 0   140.6 $22,050 Running 3 119
7 10 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 200 37   94.9 $23,753 Running    
8 1 33 Paul Menard(i) Rheem/Menards Chevy 200 0   119.5 $24,470 Running 1 26
9 2 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Blackwell Angus Ford 200 36 1 112.3 $21,843 Running 2 22
10 9 32 Brian Vickers(i) Dollar General Chevy 200 0   97.5 $15,350 Running    
11 17 30 Jason Leffler AccuDoc Chevy 200 33   88.4 $19,793 Running    
12 7 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Dodge 200 32   90.1 $19,243 Running    
13 19 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 200 31   78.7 $18,643 Running    
14 13 7 Josh Wise TaxSlayer.com/The Navy SEAL Foundation Chevy 200 30   80.2 $21,118 Running    
15 14 88 Aric Almirola AdvoCare Chevy 200 29   84.9 $18,868 Running    
16 20 09 Kenny Wallace Thank You Fans! Toyota 200 28   75.5 $18,293 Running    
17 22 62 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Toyota 200 27   79.6 $17,618 Running    
18 27 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Chevy 200 26   69.4 $19,918 Running    
19 4 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/Cabela's Big Game Hunter Toyota 200 0   99.4 $10,875 Running    
20 23 19 Mike Bliss SpiritHalloween.com Chevy 199 24   70.1 $18,568 Running    
21 32 15 Timmy Hill # Poynt Ford 199 24 1 63.3 $16,943 Running 1 1
22 36 01 Mike Wallace I Hate Steven Singer Chevy 199 22   56.7 $16,843 Running    
23 31 50 T J Bell(i) Liberty Tire Recyclers/Pinnacle Rubber Mulch 198 0   54.5 $10,675 Running    
24 41 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence Chevy 198 20   48.9 $16,643 Running    
25 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus Racing Chevy 197 19   53.1 $16,693 Running    
26 33 39 Joey Gase Go Green Racing Ford 197 18   53.1 $16,943 Running    
27 37 52 Kevin Lepage Creative Recycling Chevy 193 17   39.4 $16,743 Running    
28 18 38 Kasey Kahne(i) Great Clips Chevy 181 0   73.5 $9,775 Accident    
29 24 51 Jeremy Clements Consolidated Pipe/Carolina Collision Chevy 171 15   50.9 $16,193 Running    
30 35 23 Robert Richardson Jr. North Texas Pipe Chevy 166 14   46.8 $16,443 Running    
31 34 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy 157 13   40.1 $16,088 Running    
32 15 82 Reed Sorenson Crusader Staffing/Think Pink ZTA Dodge 144 12   61.9 $9,535 Running    
33 38 40 Charles Lewandoski # Precisionwerx.com Chevy 133 11   42.7 $15,943 Engine    
34 16 99 Ryan Truex # Pastrana Waltrip Racing Toyota 126 PE   62.0 $9,440 Accident    
35 42 70 Angela Cope Millennium Spa Salon Chevy 125 9   33.5 $15,878 Vibration    
36 40 87 Kevin Conway Extenze Toyota 76 8   37.1 $9,375 Engine    
37 28 97 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet & Wood Stoves Toyota 25 7   48.7 $9,340 Engine    
38 25 04 Tim Andrews Go Green Racing Ford 22 6   36.2 $9,260 Vibration    
39 26 03 Scott Riggs North Texas Pipe Chevy 18 5   37.5 $9,220 Brakes    
40 30 41 Johnny Chapman Rick Ware Racing Chevy 12 4   32.5 $9,190 Overheating    
41 21 47 Scott Speed Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 6 3   34.9 $9,160 Vibration    
42 29 42 Erik Darnell(i) Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 4 0   30.9 $9,110 Brakes    
43 43 44 Jeff Green SpiritHalloween.com Chevy 3 1   29.8 $9,060 Vibration    

Race Comments: Before an estimated attendance of 45,000, Carl Edwards won the Dollar General 300 Miles Of Courage, his 37th NASCAR Nationwide Series victory. Prior to the start of the race, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: #7 (adjustments during impound).

 

Failed to Qualify: (6) 75 Carl Long, 71 Matt Carter, 08 Casey Roderick, 48 Dennis Setzer, 49 Mark Green, 46 Chase Miller.

 

Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 14 Mins, 08 Secs.
Average Speed: 134.195 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.223 Seconds

 

Caution Flags: 7 for 31 laps: Laps: 26-29 (Oil On The Track [01]); 41-44 (#82 Stopped On Track [50]); 70-73 (Debris On The Backstretch [28]); 128-135 (#99 Accident Turn 2 [62]); 172-176 (#22 Spin Turn 4 [7]); 186-188 (Debris Turn 4 [12]); 193-195 (#20 Accident Turn 4 [81]). Lead Changes: 11 among 7 drivers: P. Menard(i) 1-26; R. Stenhouse Jr. 27-44; B. Keselowski(i) 45-70; T. Hill # 71; B. Keselowski(i) 72-129; K. Busch(i) 130-135; B. Keselowski(i) 136-170; K. Busch(i) 171-172; R. Stenhouse Jr. 173-176; E. Sadler 177; K. Busch(i) 178-195; C. Edwards(i) 196-200.

 

Coors Light Pole Award : Paul Menard, #33 185.701 mph
Featherlite Most Improved Driver : Josh Wise, #7 19 Places
Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Penske Engines, #22
Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Elliott Sadler, #2
Sunoco Rookie of the Race : Blake Koch, #81

 

(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series


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