Phoenix International Raceway
Kobalt Tools 500 (k)
November 14, 2010

Official Results from
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NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 35
KOBALT TOOLS "500"
PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

Avondale, AZ - November 14, 2010
1-Mile Oval
312 Laps - 312 Miles Purse: $4,998,285

Finish
Pos
Start
Pos
Car# Driver Team Laps Points Bonus
Points
Driver
Rating
Winnings Status Times
Led
Laps
Led
1 1 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 312 190 5 135.2 $247,098 Running 5 93
2 18 39 Ryan Newman U.S. ARMY Chevy 312 170 0 111.1 190,529 Running    
3 10 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 312 165 0 92.4 165,690 Running    
4 4 16 Greg Biffle 3M Scotch Ford 312 160 0 95.8 119,550 Running    
5 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevy 312 155 0 110.3 160,303 Running    
6 29 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 312 150 0 101.3 140,951 Running    
7 15 17 Matt Kenseth Valvoline Ford 312 151 5 94.4 130,101 Running 1 1
8 28 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 312 142 0 85.9 103,725 Running    
9 3 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 312 143 5 105.2 128,148 Running 1 20
10 5 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 312 134 0 78.3 114,954 Running    
11 22 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 312 130 0 85.7 121,251 Running    
12 17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 312 137 10 131.8 103,300 Running 4 190
13 7 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 312 129 5 112.7 119,881 Running 2 6
14 31 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Diet Mountain Dew Paint the 88/Nat'l Guard Chev 312 121 0 76.0 81,975 Running    
15 11 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA Toyota 312 118 0 93.6 73,950 Running    
16 35 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 312 115 0 81.8 108,081 Running    
17 20 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice/Office Depot Chevy 312 112 0 95.2 107,548 Running    
18 2 43 AJ Allmendinger Insignia HDTV Ford 312 109 0 83.2 109,251 Running    
19 40 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 312 106 0 87.3 105,990 Running    
20 26 09 Bobby Labonte C & J Energy Chevy 311 108 5 57.5 72,875 Running 1 2
21 14 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 311 100 0 69.0 78,525 Running    
22 13 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie/Safeway Toyota 311 97 0 62.5 96,823 Running    
23 8 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 311 94 0 69.5 78,025 Running    
24 24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 311 91 0 63.5 70,725 Running    
25 12 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 310 88 0 54.3 78,400 Running    
26 6 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 310 85 0 68.4 99,731 Running    
27 9 9 Aric Almirola Budweiser Ford 310 82 0 59.0 108,590 Running    
28 23 19 Elliott Sadler Paralyzed Veterans Of America Ford 310 79 0 58.2 76,950 Running    
29 19 98 Paul Menard Peak/Menards Ford 310 76 0 53.5 76,825 Running    
30 25 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 310 73 0 54.2 107,148 Running    
31 33 26 J.J. Yeley Air Guard Ford 309 70 0 43.8 78,575 Running    
32 16 77 Sam Hornish Jr Mobil 1 Dodge 309 67 0 51.7 73,400 Running    
33 34 7 Robby Gordon Polaris Toyota 308 64 0 45.2 82,798 Running    
34 38 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 308 61 0 35.7 83,910 Running    
35 27 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 307 58 0 40.7 79,598 Running    
36 42 34 Tony Raines A&W All American Food Ford 306 55 0 31.3 64,875 Running    
37 32 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 306 52 0 37.0 64,750 Running    
38 37 37 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 274 49 0 35.7 76,698 Brakes    
39 36 55 Mike Bliss PRISM Motorsports Toyota 193 46 0 32.2 64,500 Overheating    
40 39 64 Landon Cassill Empire Steel Toyota 191 43 0 26.4 64,350 Rear Gear    
41 43 81 Terry Labonte Red Line Oil Dodge 190 40 0 26.5 64,190 Electrical    
42 30 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Dodge 58 37 0 38.6 90,825 Accident    
43 41 71 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevy 1 34 0 25.3 64,447 Accident    

    # Raybestos Rookie of the Year Contender. ** Includes race leader/most laps led bonus. * Includes race leader bonus.

    Failed to qualify: (3) #66 Jason Leffler; #87 Joe Nemechek; #46 Michael McDowell

    Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 75,000, Carl Edwards won the Kobalt Tools 500, his 17th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory in 228 starts.

    TIME OF RACE:2 hours, 49 minutes, 1 seconds
    AVERAGE SPEED:110.758 mph MARGIN OF VICTORY:4.770 second(s)

    Caution Flags: 5 cautions for 25 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 3-6 (Car #71 Accident Turn 1 [None]); 60-65 (Car #12 Accident Turn 1 [55]); 102-105 (Debris On Track [1]); 223-228 (Car #7 Spin Turn 3 [88]); 235-239 (Car #38 Spin Turn 2 [1]).

    Lap Leaders: 13 lead changes among 6 drivers. Edwards 1-6, Ku. Busch 7-26, Edwards 27-60, Labonte 61-62, Edwards 63-65, Hamlin 66-102, Edwards 103-105, Hamlin 106-170, Ky. Busch 171-172, Kenseth 173, Hamlin 174-224, Ky. Busch 225-228, Hamlin 229-265, Edwards 266-312.

    COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Carl Edwards (136.389 mph. 26.395 secs.) TRACK RECORD
    DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE: Carl Edwards (crew chief Bob Osborne)
    GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP: Denny Hamlin (130.336 mph, Lap 108)
    MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE: Tom Ghent (#99)
    MOBIL 1 COMMAND PERFORMANCE DRIVER OF THE RACE: Kurt Busch
    MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE: Mark Martin (crew chief Alan Gustafson, 0.134 seconds)
    NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner: rolls over to $20,000 at next event
    O'REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Kevin Harvick (23 places)
    SUNOCO DIAMOND PERFORMANCE : Carl Edwards
    TISSOT PIT ROAD PRECISION: Jimmie Johnson (170.246 seconds)
    WIX FILTERS LAP LEADER: Denny Hamlin (190 Laps)
    ++Rollover money awarded at year's end, amount not included in race winnings.


    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 35
    Unofficial Race Results for the Kobalt Tools 500 - Sunday, November 14, 2010
    Phoenix International Raceway - Phoenix, AZ - 1 Mile Paved
    Total Race Length - 312 Laps - 312 Miles - Purse: $4,998,285

    Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
    Manu
    Laps
    Run
    Points Bonus
    Pts
    Driver
    Rating
    Total
    Award
    Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 1 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 312 190 5 135.2 $247,098 Running 5 93
    2 18 39 Ryan Newman U.S. ARMY Chevy 312 170   111.1 $190,529 Running    
    3 10 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 312 165   92.4 $165,690 Running    
    4 4 16 Greg Biffle 3M Scotch Ford 312 160   95.8 $119,550 Running    
    5 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's/KOBALT Tools Chevy 312 155   110.3 $160,303 Running    
    6 29 29 Kevin Harvick Shell/Pennzoil Chevy 312 150   101.3 $140,951 Running    
    7 15 17 Matt Kenseth Valvoline Ford 312 151 5 94.4 $130,101 Running 1 1
    8 28 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 312 142   85.9 $103,725 Running    
    9 3 2 Kurt Busch Miller Lite Dodge 312 143 5 105.2 $128,148 Running 1 20
    10 5 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 312 134   78.3 $114,954 Running    
    11 22 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 312 130   85.7 $121,251 Running    
    12 17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 312 137 10 131.8 $103,300 Running 4 190
    13 7 18 Kyle Busch M&M's Toyota 312 129 5 112.7 $119,881 Running 2 6
    14 31 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Diet Mountain Dew Paint the 88/National Guard 312 121   76.0 $81,975 Running    
    15 11 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Toyota 312 118   93.6 $73,950 Running    
    16 35 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 312 115   81.8 $108,081 Running    
    17 20 14 Tony Stewart Old Spice/Office Depot Chevy 312 112   95.2 $107,548 Running    
    18 2 43 A J Allmendinger Insignia HDTV Ford 312 109   83.2 $109,251 Running    
    19 40 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 312 106   87.3 $105,990 Running    
    20 26 09 Bobby Labonte C & J Energy Chevy 311 108 5 57.5 $72,875 Running 1 2
    21 14 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 311 100   69.0 $78,525 Running    
    22 13 47 Marcos Ambrose Little Debbie/Safeway Toyota 311 97   62.5 $96,823 Running    
    23 8 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevy 311 94   69.5 $78,025 Running    
    24 24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 311 91   63.5 $70,725 Running    
    25 12 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 310 88   54.3 $78,400 Running    
    26 6 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 310 85   68.4 $99,731 Running    
    27 9 9 Aric Almirola Budweiser Ford 310 82   59.0 $108,590 Running    
    28 23 19 Elliott Sadler Paralyzed Veterans Of America Ford 310 79   58.2 $76,950 Running    
    29 19 98 Paul Menard Peak/Menards Ford 310 76   53.5 $76,825 Running    
    30 25 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 310 73   54.2 $107,148 Running    
    31 33 26 JJ Yeley Air Guard Ford 309 70   43.8 $78,575 Running    
    32 16 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Mobil 1 Dodge 309 67   51.7 $73,400 Running    
    33 34 7 Robby Gordon Polaris Toyota 308 64   45.2 $82,798 Running    
    34 38 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 308 61   35.7 $83,910 Running    
    35 27 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Toyota 307 58   40.7 $79,598 Running    
    36 42 34 Tony Raines A&W All American Food Ford 306 55   31.3 $64,875 Running    
    37 32 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevy 306 52   37.0 $64,750 Running    
    38 37 37 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 274 49   35.7 $76,698 Brakes    
    39 36 55 Mike Bliss PRISM Motorsports Toyota 193 46   32.2 $64,500 Overheating    
    40 39 64 Landon Cassill Empire Steel Toyota 191 43   26.4 $64,350 Rear Gear    
    41 43 81 Terry Labonte Red Line Oil Dodge 190 40   26.5 $64,190 Electrical    
    42 30 12 Brad Keselowski No. 12 Penske Dodge Dodge 58 37   38.6 $90,825 Accident    
    43 41 71 Brendan Gaughan South Point Hotel & Casino Chevy 1 34   25.3 $64,447 Accident    

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