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Texas Motor Speedway
AAA Texas 500
November 6, 2011

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  • Stewart wins at Texas: #14-Tony Stewart won the AAA Texas 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway for his 43rd career win and 4th of the season, all of them coming in the chase.
    #99-Edwards finished 2nd followed by #4-Kahne, #17-Kenseth, #16-Biffle, #24-Gordon, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #56-Truex, Jr., #33-Bowyer, and #43-Allmendinger
    #99-Edwards now leads the Chase by 3 points over #14-Stewart.
    There were 23 lead changes among 10 drivers and 5 cautions for 21 yellow flag laps. The attendance is listed as 151,000, down from 156,000 last year.
    Scheduled Race Re-Airs: Monday, November 7 at 3:00am/et on ESPN2; Wednesday, November 9 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED
    See race results, awards, laps led and more on Jayski's Texas Race Results/Awards page.
    See drivers championship points standings on Jayski's Drivers Points Standings page.
    For the owner points standings, see my Owners Points Standings page.(11-6-2011)


    NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 34
    7TH ANNUAL AAA TEXAS "500"
    TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

    Fort Worth, TX - November 6, 2011
    1.5-Mile Oval
    334 Laps - 501 Miles Purse: $6,857,822

    Finish
    Pos
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Team Laps Points Bonus
    Points
    Driver
    Rating
    Winnings Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 5 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy 334 48 5 144 $484,783 Running 7 173
    2 7 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 334 43 1 120.9 361,566 Running 3 14
    3 9 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 334 42 1 113.5 231,883 Running 2 5
    4 3 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 334 41 1 124.1 227,461 Running 5 87
    5 1 16 Greg Biffle Scotch Blue Ford 334 40 1 107.1 196,125 Running 1 23
    6 23 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 334 38 0 104.8 190,661 Running    
    7 16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Nat'l Guard Trained by Tradition/AMP Energy Chev 334 37 0 88.3 144,475 Running    
    8 19 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 334 36 0 89.7 134,325 Running    
    9 18 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 334 35 0 88.3 164,433 Running    
    10 26 43 AJ Allmendinger Immortals/Best Buy Ford 334 34 0 91.6 157,736 Running    
    11 12 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 334 33 0 103.3 140,366 Running    
    12 2 6 David Ragan UPS My Choice Ford 334 32 0 105.2 116,625 Running    
    13 21 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevy 334 31 0 89.7 150,511 Running    
    14 11 48 Jimmie Johnson MyLowes Chevy 334 31 1 94 151,011 Running 1 1
    15 4 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 334 30 1 79.6 108,200 Running 1 1
    16 24 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans/Carrier Classic Chevy 334 29 1 73.5 140,100 Running 1 4
    17 13 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 334 0 0 73.6 98,550 Running    
    18 15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 334 26 0 71.4 135,533 Running    
    19 30 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/GoDaddy.com Chevy 334 25 0 67.9 105,725 Running    
    20 28 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 333 24 0 64.1 143,075 Running    
    21 20 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 333 23 0 67.5 124,364 Running    
    22 6 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 333 22 0 64.4 124,683 Running    
    23 10 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 333 21 0 77.1 122,820 Running    
    24 8 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 333 21 1 80.9 121,633 Running 1 2
    25 33 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 333 19 0 54.7 96,400 Running    
    26 29 51 Landon Cassill Security Benefit/Thank A Teacher Today Chevy 332 0 0 57.3 110,083 Running    
    27 31 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 332 18 1 69.8 104,375 Running 2 24
    28 32 47 Bobby Labonte Wounded Warrior Project Toyota 332 16 0 50.2 121,020 Running    
    29 43 71 Andy Lally # TRG Motorsports Ford 332 15 0 37.5 101,475 Running    
    30 14 22 Kurt Busch AAA Dodge 331 14 0 59.2 137,340 Running    
    31 41 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 331 0 0 40.2 103,708 Running    
    32 34 34 David Gilliland Ford 331 12 0 42.7 100,872 Running    
    33 17 18 Michael McDowell M&M's Toyota 331 11 0 45.3 139,916 Running    
    34 37 32 Mike Bliss Street King Ford 329 0 0 35.7 90,925 Running    
    35 36 35 Dave Blaney Big Red Chevy 316 9 0 41.6 90,725 Running    
    36 22 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat Chevy 295 8 0 51.9 129,114 Running    
    37 25 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 258 7 0 47.4 98,300 Engine    
    38 42 36 Geoff Bodine Luke & Associates, Inc. Chevy 215 6 0 31 90,100 Vibration    
    39 39 46 Scott Speed Green Stuff Absorbent Ford 30 0 0 31.5 89,900 Rear Gear    
    40 35 66 Josh Wise HP Racing LLC Toyota 23 0 0 32.7 89,700 Rear Gear    
    41 38 37 Mike Skinner MaxQ Motorsports Ford 19 0 0 29.9 89,475 Brakes    
    42 40 87 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 14 0 0 27.4 89,275 Clutch    
    43 27 55 J.J. Yeley Ingersoll Rand Ford 10 1 0 27.6 89,561 Fuel Pressure    


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


    NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 34
    Unofficial Race Results for the 7Th Annual Aaa Texas 500 - Sunday, November 6, 2011
    Texas Motor Speedway - Fort Worth, TX - 1.5 Mile Paved
    Total Race Length - 334 Laps - 501 Miles - Purse: $6,857,822

    Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
    Manu
    Laps
    Run
    Points Bonus
    Pts
    Driver
    Rating
    Total
    Award
    Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 5 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevy 334 48 5 144 $484,783 Running 7 173
    2 7 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 334 43 1 120.9 $361,566 Running 3 14
    3 9 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 334 42 1 113.5 $231,883 Running 2 5
    4 3 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 334 41 1 124.1 $227,461 Running 5 87
    5 1 16 Greg Biffle Scotch Blue Ford 334 40 1 107.1 $196,125 Running 1 23
    6 23 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevy 334 38   104.8 $190,661 Running    
    7 16 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard by Tradition/AMP Chevy 334 37   88.3 $144,475 Running    
    8 19 56 Martin Truex, Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 334 36   89.7 $134,325 Running    
    9 18 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevy 334 35   88.3 $164,433 Running    
    10 26 43 AJ Allmendinger Immortals/Best Buy Ford 334 34   91.6 $157,736 Running    
    11 12 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 334 33   103.3 $140,366 Running    
    12 2 6 David Ragan UPS My Choice Ford 334 32   105.2 $116,625 Running    
    13 21 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevy 334 31   89.7 $150,511 Running    
    14 11 48 Jimmie Johnson mylowes Chevy 334 31 1 94 $151,011 Running 1 1
    15 4 27 Paul Menard Quaker State/Menards Chevy 334 30 1 79.6 $108,200 Running 1 1
    16 24 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans/Carrier Classic Chevy 334 29 1 73.5 $140,100 Running 1 4
    17 13 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 334 0   73.6 $98,550 Running    
    18 15 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevy 334 26   71.4 $135,533 Running    
    19 30 5 Mark Martin CARQUEST/GoDaddy.com Chevy 334 25   67.9 $105,725 Running    
    20 28 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 333 24   64.1 $143,075 Running    
    21 20 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 333 23   67.5 $124,364 Running    
    22 6 00 David Reutimann Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 333 22   64.4 $124,683 Running    
    23 10 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 333 21   77.1 $122,820 Running    
    24 8 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 333 21 1 80.9 $121,633 Running 1 2
    25 33 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 333 19   54.7 $96,400 Running    
    26 29 51 Landon Cassill(i) Security Benefit/Thank A Teacher Chevy 332 0   57.3 $110,083 Running    
    27 31 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 332 18 1 69.8 $104,375 Running 2 24
    28 32 47 Bobby Labonte Wounded Warrior Project Toyota 332 16   50.2 $121,020 Running    
    29 43 71 Andy Lally # TRG Motorsports Ford 332 15   37.5 $101,475 Running    
    30 14 22 Kurt Busch AAA Dodge 331 14   59.2 $137,340 Running    
    31 41 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's Ford 331 0   40.2 $103,708 Running    
    32 34 34 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 331 12   42.7 $100,872 Running    
    33 17 18 Michael McDowell M&M's Toyota 331 11   45.3 $139,916 Running    
    34 37 32 Mike Bliss(i) Street King Ford 329 0   35.7 $90,925 Running    
    35 36 35 Dave Blaney Big Red Chevy 316 9   41.6 $90,725 Running    
    36 22 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops/Arctic Cat Chevy 295 8   51.9 $129,114 Running    
    37 25 20 Joey Logano The Home Depot Toyota 258 7   47.4 $98,300 Engine    
    38 42 36 Geoffrey Bodine Luke & Associates, Inc. Chevy 215 6   31 $90,100 Vibration    
    39 39 46 Scott Speed(i) Green Stuff Absorbent Ford 30 0   31.5 $89,900 Rear Gear    
    40 35 66 Josh Wise(i) HP Racing LLC Toyota 23 0   32.7 $89,700 Rear Gear    
    41 38 37 Mike Skinner(i) MaxQ Motorsports Ford 19 0   29.9 $89,475 Brakes    
    42 40 87 Joe Nemechek(i) AM/FM Energy Wood & Pellet Stoves Toyota 14 0   27.4 $89,275 Clutch    
    43 27 55 JJ Yeley Ingersoll Rand Ford 10 1   27.6 $89,561 Fuel Pressure    

      Race Comments: Before an estimated attendance of 151,000 Tony Stewart won the AAA Texas 500, his 43rd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reason indicated: No. 18,66 (driver changes), No. 00 (engine change).

      Failed to Qualify:(3) #30-David Stremme, #95-David Starr(i), #7-Reed Sorenson(i).

      Time of Race: 3 Hrs, 16 Mins, 51 Secs.
      Average Speed: 152.705 MPH
      Margin of Victory: 1.092 Seconds

      Caution Flags: 5 for 21 laps: Laps: 113-116 (Debris on track [11]); 202-206 (#36,42 accident backstretch [29]); 241-244 (#48 spin Turn 4 [21]); 263-266 (Fluid on track [33]); 271-274 (Debris on track [00]).

      Lead Changes: 23 among 10 drivers: G. Biffle 1-23; M. Kenseth 24-42; T. Stewart 43-45; M. Kenseth 46-88; C. Edwards 89-90; M. Kenseth 91-112; C. Edwards 113; P. Menard 114; M. Kenseth 115-116; T. Stewart 117; M. Kenseth 118; T. Stewart 119-158; J. Johnson 159; B. Keselowski 160-161; T. Stewart 162-202; K. Kahne 203-206; T. Stewart 207-263; C. Edwards 264-274; T. Stewart 275-300; K. Kahne 301; J. Burton 302-319; R. Newman 320-323; J. Burton 324-329; T. Stewart 330-334.

      American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award : Tony Stewart, #14
      Coors Light Pole Award : Greg Biffle, #16 193.736 mph
      DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Tony Stewart, #14 crew chief Darian Grubb
      Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Greg Biffle, #16 186.935 mph, Lap 2
      Mahle Clevite Engine Builder of the Race : Hendrick Engines, #14
      Mobil 1 Driver of the Race : Tony Stewart, #14
      Moog Chassis Parts Problem Solver of the Race : Jeff Gordon, #24 ccAlan Gustafson,0.143s
      O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award : AJ Allmendinger, #43 16 places
      Sunoco Rookie of the Race : Andy Lally, #71

      (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

    • Driver Rating: Formula combining the following categories: Win, Finish, Top-15 Finish, Average Running Position While on Lead Lap, Average Speed Under Green, Fastest Lap, Led Most Laps, Lead-Lap Finish. Maximum: 150 points per race. Must have raced in 75% of scheduled point-paying races.

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