Texas Motor Speedway
AAA Texas 500
November 7, 2010

Official Results from
NASCAR Statistics NOT NASCAR.com


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 34
AAA TEXAS "500"
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

Fort Worth, TX - November 7, 2010
1.5-Mile Oval
334 Laps - 501 Miles Purse: $6,998,905

Finish
Pos
Start
Pos
Car# Driver Team Laps Points Bonus
Points
Driver
Rating
Winnings Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 30 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 334 190 5 119.3 $453,575 Running 2 31
2 19 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black Ford 334 175 5 105.0 370,876 Running 1 2
3 9 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST / GoDaddy.com Chevy 334 170 5 121.7 234,350 Running 4 36
4 20 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 334 165 5 115.2 226,065 Running 6 30
5 2 16 Greg Biffle American Red Cross Ford 334 165 10 142.5 189,600 Running 11 224
6 26 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 334 155 5 103.4 191,826 Running 1 1
7 7 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevy 334 146 0 97.1 147,875 Running    
8 5 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 334 142 0 86.2 136,275 Running    
9 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 334 143 5 103.3 172,028 Running 1 1
10 12 98 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Ford 334 134 0 89.2 124,575 Running    
11 11 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Old Spice Chevy 334 130 0 91.0 148,198 Running    
12 32 47 Marcos Ambrose Tom Thumb Toyota 334 127 0 84.2 139,948 Running    
13 24 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 334 124 0 73.3 142,473 Running    
14 10 43 AJ Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 334 121 0 74.6 140,601 Running    
15 18 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Toyota 334 118 0 110.0 131,831 Running    
16 25 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Arctic Cat Chevy 334 115 0 75.9 135,054 Running    
17 28 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford 334 112 0 65.9 96,625 Running    
18 27 77 Sam Hornish Jr AAA Dodge 334 109 0 50.1 107,775 Running    
19 3 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 334 106 0 86.2 135,123 Running    
20 14 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 334 103 0 78.1 134,479 Running    
21 13 9 Aric Almirola Budweiser Ford 334 100 0 56.2 137,365 Running    
22 8 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 334 97 0 64.1 106,100 Running    
23 1 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Ford 333 94 0 69.9 121,450 Running    
24 6 2 Kurt Busch Operation Home Front / Miller Lite Dodge 333 91 0 56.6 139,773 Running    
25 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr National Guard / AMP Energy Chevy 333 88 0 56.1 105,300 Running    
26 35 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 333 90 5 42.7 97,500 Running 1 1
27 23 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 333 82 0 55.7 113,273 Running    
28 4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Lysol Chevy 333 79 0 60.8 131,806 Running    
29 33 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 333 81 5 40.4 114,960 Running 1 1
30 31 10 Bobby Labonte Gander Mountain Outdoors Chevy 333 73 0 46.6 94,500 Running    
31 37 26 Patrick Carpentier Air Guard Ford 333 75 5 37.5 104,300 Running 1 1
32 29 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 332 67 0 89.3 140,631 Running    
33 36 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 332 64 0 46.7 119,135 Running    
34 40 71 Andy Lally TaxSlayer.com Chevy 331 66 5 33.0 93,125 Running 2 4
35 39 7 Robby Gordon MAPEI / Menards Toyota 240 63 5 42.3 106,548 Engine 1 1
36 16 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 192 55 0 61.4 126,740 Accident    
37 15 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 190 52 0 68.2 138,901 Accident    
38 21 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA/Susan G. Komen Signature Toyota 188 49 0 57.4 91,350 Accident    
39 38 66 Mike Bliss PRISM Motorsports Toyota 45 51 5 30.4 91,150 Rear Gear 1 1
40 43 09 Landon Cassill Phoenix Racing Chevy 35 43 0 29.8 90,950 Vibration    
41 41 34 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 25 40 0 30.1 90,720 Overheating    
42 42 37 Dave Blaney A&W All American Food Ford 23 37 0 29.0 102,593 Overheating    
43 34 87 Joe Nemechek HostGator.com Toyota 12 34 0 25.9 90,816 Engine    

    Failed to qualify: (6) #36 J.J. Yeley; #81 Scott Riggs; #46 Michael McDowell; #64 Jeff Green; #23 Josh Wise; #92 Brian Keselowski

    Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 156,000, Denny Hamlin won the AAA Texas 500, his 16th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in 185 starts.

    Prior to the green flag, the following car went to the rear for the reasons indicated: #21 (transmission change).

    TIME OF RACE: 3 hours, 34 minutes, 1 seconds
    AVERAGE SPEED: 140.456 mph
    MARGIN OF VICTORY: 0.488 second(s)

    COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Elliott Sadler (195.397 mph. 27.636 secs.)
    DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE: Greg Biffle (crew chief Greg Erwin)
    GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP: Greg Biffle (186.754 mph, Lap 202)
    MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE: Tom Ghent (#16)
    MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE: Marcos Ambrose
    MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE: Matt Kenseth (crew chief Jimmy Fennig, 0.185 seconds)
    NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: Denny Hamlin ($80,000 ++)
    O'REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Denny Hamlin (29 places)
    SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE : Denny Hamlin
    TISSOT PIT ROAD PRECISION: Mark Martin (305.658 seconds)
    WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER: Denny Hamlin (31 Laps)

    ++Rollover money awarded at year's end, amount not included in race winnings.

    Caution Flags: 9 cautions for 40 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 13-16 (Fluid On Track [37]); 43-46 (Debris On Track [7]); 60-63 (Car #77 Accident Turn 3 [31]); 133-136 (Car #56 Accident Turn 4 [7]); 152-156 (Car #56 Accident Turn 2 [17]); 160-162 (Car #18 Spin Turn 1 [42]); 192-200 (Car #56 Accident Turn 3 [None]); 301-304 (Debris On Track [26]); 329-331 (Car #26 Spin Turn 2 [9]).

    Lap Leaders: 33 lead changes among 13 drivers. Sadler-pole, Biffle 1-13, R. Gordon 14, Biffle 15-43, Gilliland 44, Bliss 45, Martin 46-48, Biffle 49-60, Carpentier 61, Biffle 62-96, Martin 97-103, Biffle 104-108, Johnson 109, Hamlin 110-111, Martin 112-133, Mears 134, Logano 135-137, Biffle 138-152, Lally 153, Logano 154-156, Biffle 157, Logano 158, Biffle 159-176, Logano 177-194, Lally 195-197, Logano 198-200, Biffle 201-244, Harvick 245, Kenseth 246-247, Biffle 248-286, Logano 287-288, Biffle 289-301, Martin 302-305, Hamlin 306-334.


    UNOFFICIAL RESULTS posted after the race
    from NASCAR Statistics
    OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL be posted ABOVE sometime Monday

    DRIVERS in GREEN are in the CHASE for the SPRINT CUP


    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 34
    Unofficial Race Results for the Aaa Texas 500 - Sunday, November 7, 2010
    Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX - 1.5 Mile Paved
    Total Race Length - 334 Laps - 501 Miles - Purse: $6,998,905

    Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
    Manu
    Laps
    Run
    Points Bonus
    Pts
    Driver
    Rating
    Total
    Award
    Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 30 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 334 190 5 119.3 $453,575 Running 2 31
    2 19 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Black Ford 334 175 5 105.0 $370,876 Running 1 2
    3 9 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST / GoDaddy.com Chevy 334 170 5 121.7 $234,350 Running 4 36
    4 20 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 334 165 5 115.2 $226,065 Running 6 30
    5 2 16 Greg Biffle American Red Cross Ford 334 165 10 142.5 $189,600 Running 11 224
    6 26 29 Kevin Harvick Shell / Pennzoil Chevy 334 155 5 103.4 $191,826 Running 1 1
    7 7 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios / Hamburger Helper Chevy 334 146   97.1 $147,875 Running    
    8 5 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 334 142   86.2 $136,275 Running    
    9 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Chevy 334 143 5 103.3 $172,028 Running 1 1
    10 12 98 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Ford 334 134   89.2 $124,575 Running    
    11 11 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot / Old Spice Chevy 334 130   91.0 $148,198 Running    
    12 32 47 Marcos Ambrose Tom Thumb Toyota 334 127   84.2 $139,948 Running    
    13 24 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 334 124   73.3 $142,473 Running    
    14 10 43 A J Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 334 121   74.6 $140,601 Running    
    15 18 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Outdoors Toyota 334 118   110.0 $131,831 Running    
    16 25 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Arctic Cat Chevy 334 115   75.9 $135,054 Running    
    17 28 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft / Quick Lane Ford 334 112   65.9 $96,625 Running    
    18 27 77 Sam Hornish Jr. AAA Dodge 334 109   50.1 $107,775 Running    
    19 3 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 334 106   86.2 $135,123 Running    
    20 14 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevy 334 103   78.1 $134,479 Running    
    21 13 9 Aric Almirola Budweiser Ford 334 100   56.2 $137,365 Running    
    22 8 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 334 97   64.1 $106,100 Running    
    23 1 19 Elliott Sadler Stanley Ford 333 94   69.9 $121,450 Running    
    24 6 2 Kurt Busch Operation Home Front / Miller Lite Dodge 333 91   56.6 $139,773 Running    
    25 22 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard / AMP Energy Chevy 333 88   56.1 $105,300 Running    
    26 35 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 333 90 5 42.7 $97,500 Running 1 1
    27 23 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 333 82   55.7 $113,273 Running    
    28 4 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Lysol Chevy 333 79   60.8 $131,806 Running    
    29 33 38 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 333 81 5 40.4 $114,960 Running 1 1
    30 31 10 Bobby Labonte Gander Mountain Outdoors Chevy 333 73   46.6 $94,500 Running    
    31 37 26 Patrick Carpentier Air Guard Ford 333 75 5 37.5 $104,300 Running 1 1
    32 29 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 332 67   89.3 $140,631 Running    
    33 36 12 Brad Keselowski No. 12 Penske Dodge 332 64   46.7 $119,135 Running    
    34 40 71 Andy Lally TaxSlayer.com Chevy 331 66 5 33.0 $93,125 Running 2 4
    35 39 7 Robby Gordon MAPEI / Menards Toyota 240 63 5 42.3 $106,548 Engine 1 1
    36 16 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 192 55   61.4 $126,740 Accident    
    37 15 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 190 52   68.2 $138,901 Accident    
    38 21 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts / Susan G. Komen Signature Toyota 188 49   57.4 $91,350 Accident    
    39 38 66 Mike Bliss PRISM Motorsports Toyota 45 51 5 30.4 $91,150 Rear Gear 1 1
    40 43 09 Landon Cassill Phoenix Racing Chevy 35 43   29.8 $90,950 Vibration    
    41 41 34 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 25 40   30.1 $90,720 Overheating    
    42 42 37 Dave Blaney A&W All American Food Ford 23 37   29.0 $102,593 Overheating    
    43 34 87 Joe Nemechek HostGator.com Toyota 12 34   25.9 $90,816 Engine    

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