Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Kobalt Tools 400
March 6, 2011

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  • Edwards wins at Las Vegas: #99-Carl won the Kobalt Tools 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway for his 1st win of 2011 and the 19th win of his career. He took the lead by taking two tires during green flag pit stops near the end of the race. #14-Stewart, who dominated most of the race and lost the lead by taking 4 tires during his final pit, finished 2nd, followed by #42-Montoya, #9-Ambrose, #39-Newman, #56-Truex, Jr., #11-Hamlin, #88-Earnhardt, Jr., #22-Busch, and #83-Vickers. Pole sitter #17-Kenseth cut a tire early and battled back to finish 11th. Point leader coming into the race, #18-Kurt Busch lost an engine. He finished 38th.
    Stewart and Kurt Busch now share the points lead with 113 points. They are 7 points ahead of #14-Stewart & #42-Montoya.
    There were 21 lead changes among 14 leaders with 7 cautions for 35 laps.
    For points standings, see the Drivers Points Standings page and the Owners Points Standings page. (3-6-2011)


    NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 3
    14TH ANNUAL KOBALT TOOLS "400"
    LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

    Las Vegas, NV - March 6, 2011
    1.5-Mile Oval
    267 Laps - 400.5 Miles Purse: $6,250,807

    Finish
    Pos
    Start
    Pos
    Car# Driver Team Laps Points Bonus
    Points
    Driver
    Rating
    Winnings Status Times
    Led
    Laps
    Led
    1 3 99 Carl Edwards Scotts/Kellogg's Ford 267 47 4 134.4 $401,541 Running 2 69
    2 15 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevy 267 44 2 133.4 300,308 Running 4 163
    3 23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Clorox Chevy 267 42 1 118.5 236,908 Running 1 7
    4 2 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 267 41 1 108.4 187,866 Running 1 1
    5 8 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 267 39 0 93.7 173,575 Running    
    6 9 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA Toyota 267 39 1 108 128,300 Running 3 3
    7 17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 267 37 0 83.8 159,300 Running    
    8 33 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr National Guard/AMP Energy Chevy 267 36 0 92.3 126,125 Running    
    9 22 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Ultra Dodge 267 36 1 93.3 150,700 Running 1 1
    10 19 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 267 34 0 88.1 133,614 Running    
    11 1 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 267 34 1 83.3 149,311 Running 2 3
    12 18 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevy 267 33 1 94.4 103,375 Running 1 3
    13 25 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 267 32 1 88.6 130,933 Running 1 1
    14 30 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 267 30 0 70.6 127,083 Running    
    15 28 33 Clint Bowyer Wheaties Fuel Chevy 267 30 1 73.3 145,358 Running 1 1
    16 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 267 28 0 73.8 148,761 Running    
    17 26 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 267 27 0 76.8 143,561 Running    
    18 10 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 267 26 0 70.6 104,625 Running    
    19 7 43 AJ Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 267 25 0 76.3 132,461 Running    
    20 16 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 267 0 0 68.1 103,600 Running    
    21 21 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 267 23 0 62.1 101,325 Running    
    22 42 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 267 22 0 59.5 100,775 Running    
    23 6 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 266 21 0 88.5 100,075 Running    
    24 24 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Toyota 266 20 0 57.2 116,345 Running    
    25 27 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 266 19 0 48.8 89,425 Running    
    26 20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 265 18 0 53 112,308 Running    
    27 11 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 264 17 0 51.9 122,414 Running    
    28 4 16 Greg Biffle 3M Post-it Ford 264 17 1 105.3 101,150 Running 2 11
    29 29 32 Mike Skinner Southern Pride Trucking Ford 262 0 0 42.3 83,575 Running 1 1
    30 37 09 Bill Elliott Rydex Chevy 262 14 0 40.2 100,958 Running    
    31 38 7 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Dodge 261 13 0 42.3 96,258 Running    
    32 40 71 Andy Lally # Eco-Fuel Saver Chevy 261 12 0 35.6 91,400 Running    
    33 39 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver's Ford 261 0 0 34.3 92,197 Running    
    34 34 36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevy 260 11 1 40.3 81,500 Running 1 1
    35 41 37 Tony Raines Race Fuel Energy Drink Ford 258 9 0 31 81,275 Running    
    36 13 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 193 9 1 83 118,011 Accident 1 2
    37 35 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 147 7 0 45.1 80,850 Accident    
    38 5 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 107 6 0 84.8 128,491 Engine    
    39 12 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 77 5 0 52 106,795 Engine    
    40 32 46 J.J. Yeley Darlington Raceway and Espar Heater Systems Chevy 45 4 0 32.9 80,175 Rear Gear    
    41 43 66 Michael McDowell HP Racing, LLC Toyota 41 3 0 29.4 79,925 Brakes    
    42 31 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 34 0 0 27.8 79,780 Transmission    
    43 36 60 Landon Cassill Big Red Toyota 32 0 0 29.1 80,044 Rear Gear    

      Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 152,000, Carl Edwards won the Kobalt Tools 400, his 19th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. The following car dropped to the rear of the field: #11 (engine change)

      Failed to qualify: (1) #92 Brian Keselowski

      TIME OF RACE:2 hours, 57 minutes, 20 seconds
      AVERAGE SPEED:135.508 mph
      MARGIN OF VICTORY:1.246 second(s)

      COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Matt Kenseth (188.884 mph. 28.589 secs.)
      AMERICAN ETHANOL GREEN FLAG RESTART AWARD: Tony Stewart
      DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE: Carl Edwards (crew chief Bob Osborne)
      GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP: Tony Stewart (182.408 mph, Lap 20)
      MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE: Hendrick Engines (#14)
      MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE RACE: Tony Stewart
      MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE: Dale Earnhardt Jr (crew chief Steve Letarte, 0.198 seconds)
      NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner: rolls over to $40,000 at next event++
      O'REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Juan Pablo Montoya (20 places)
      SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Andy Lally

      Caution Flags: 7 cautions for 35 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 10-12 (Car #7 Spin Turn 4 [None]); 16-18 (Car #71 Spin Turn 2 [7]); 98-101 (Debris On Track [18]); 103-106 (Car #4,22 Spin Turn 4 [48]); 109-116 (Fluid On Track [6]); 151-156 (Car #34 Accident Turn 2 [21]); 196-202 (Car #24 Accident Turn 4 [17]).

      Lap Leaders: 21 lead changes among 14 drivers. Kenseth 1-2, Biffle 3-9, Kenseth 10, J. Gordon 11-12, Stewart 13-50, Biffle 51-54, Truex Jr 55, Menard 56-58, Blaney 59, Skinner 60, Stewart 61-97, Ambrose 98, Stewart 99-150, Truex Jr 151, Edwards 152-197, Truex Jr 198, Stewart 199-234, Montoya 235-241, Ku. Busch 242, Bowyer 243, Reutimann 244, Edwards 245-267.


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


      NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race Number 3
      Unofficial Race Results for the 14Th Annual Kobalt Tools 400 - Sunday, March 6, 2011
      Las Vegas Motor Speedway - Las Vegas, NV - 1.5 Mile Paved
      Total Race Length - 267 Laps - 400.5 Miles - Purse: $6,250,807

      Fin Str Car# Driver Sponsor
      Manu
      Laps
      Run
      Points Bonus
      Pts
      Driver
      Rating
      Total
      Award
      Status Times
      Led
      Laps
      Led
      1 3 99 Carl Edwards Scotts/Kellogg's Ford 267 47 4 134.4 $401,541 Running 2 69
      2 15 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevy 267 44 2 133.4 $300,308 Running 4 163
      3 23 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Clorox Chevy 267 42 1 118.5 $236,908 Running 1 7
      4 2 9 Marcos Ambrose Stanley Ford 267 41 1 108.4 $187,866 Running 1 1
      5 8 39 Ryan Newman Haas Automation Chevy 267 39   93.7 $173,575 Running    
      6 9 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Toyota 267 39 1 108 $128,300 Running 3 3
      7 17 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 267 37   83.8 $159,300 Running    
      8 33 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard/AMP Energy Chevy 267 36   92.3 $126,125 Running    
      9 22 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Ultra Dodge 267 36 1 93.3 $150,700 Running 1 1
      10 19 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 267 34   88.1 $133,614 Running    
      11 1 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 267 34 1 83.3 $149,311 Running 2 3
      12 18 27 Paul Menard Moen/Menards Chevy 267 33 1 94.4 $103,375 Running 1 3
      13 25 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 267 32 1 88.6 $130,933 Running 1 1
      14 30 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 267 30   70.6 $127,083 Running    
      15 28 33 Clint Bowyer Wheaties Fuel Chevy 267 30 1 73.3 $145,358 Running 1 1
      16 14 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevy 267 28   73.8 $148,761 Running    
      17 26 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevy 267 27   76.8 $143,561 Running    
      18 10 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevy 267 26   70.6 $104,625 Running    
      19 7 43 A J Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 267 25   76.3 $132,461 Running    
      20 16 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford 267 0   68.1 $103,600 Running    
      21 21 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevy 267 23   62.1 $101,325 Running    
      22 42 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 267 22   59.5 $100,775 Running    
      23 6 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 266 21   88.5 $100,075 Running    
      24 24 47 Bobby Labonte Kingsford Toyota 266 20   57.2 $116,345 Running    
      25 27 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 266 19   48.8 $89,425 Running    
      26 20 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 265 18   53 $112,308 Running    
      27 11 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's Chevy 264 17   51.9 $122,414 Running    
      28 4 16 Greg Biffle 3M Post-it Ford 264 17 1 105.3 $101,150 Running 2 11
      29 29 32 Mike Skinner(i) Southern Pride Trucking Ford 262 0   42.3 $83,575 Running 1 1
      30 37 09 Bill Elliott Rydex Chevy 262 14   40.2 $100,958 Running    
      31 38 7 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy Dodge 261 13   42.3 $96,258 Running    
      32 40 71 Andy Lally # Eco-Fuel Saver Chevy 261 12   35.6 $91,400 Running    
      33 39 38 Travis Kvapil(i) Long John Silver's Ford 261 0   34.3 $92,197 Running    
      34 34 36 Dave Blaney Accell Construction Chevy 260 11 1 40.3 $81,500 Running 1 1
      35 41 37 Tony Raines Race Fuel Energy Drink Ford 258 9   31 $81,275 Running    
      36 13 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevy 193 9 1 83 $118,011 Accident 1 2
      37 35 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 147 7   45.1 $80,850 Accident    
      38 5 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 107 6   84.8 $128,491 Engine    
      39 12 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevy 77 5   52 $106,795 Engine    
      40 32 46 J J Yeley Darlington Raceway and Espar Heater Systems 45 4   32.9 $80,175 Rear Gear    
      41 43 66 Michael McDowell HP Racing, LLC Toyota 41 3   29.4 $79,925 Brakes    
      42 31 87 Joe Nemechek(i) NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 34 0   27.8 $79,780 Transmission    
      43 36 60 Landon Cassill(i) Big Red Toyota 32 0   29.1 $80,044 Rear Gear    

        Race Comments: Before an estimated crowd of 152,000 Carl Edwards won the Kobalt Tools 400, his 19th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win. The following car dropped to the rear of the field: #11 (engine change)

        Failed to Qualify: (1) 92 Brian Keselowski #.

        Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 57 Mins, 20 Secs.
        Average Speed: 135.508 MPH
        Margin of Victory: 1.246 Seconds

        Caution Flags: 7 for 35 laps: Laps: 10-12 (#7 spin Turn 4 [None]); 16-18 (#71 spin Turn 2 [7]); 98-101 (Debris on track [18]); 103-106 (#4,22 spin Turn 4 [48]); 109-116 (Fluid on track [6]); 151-156 (#34 accident Turn 2 [21]); 196-202 (#24 accident Turn 4 [17]).

        Lead Changes: 21 among 14 drivers: M. Kenseth 1-2; G. Biffle 3-9; M. Kenseth 10; J. Gordon 11-12; T. Stewart 13-50; G. Biffle 51-54; M. Truex Jr. 55; P. Menard 56-58; D. Blaney 59; M. Skinner(i) 60; T. Stewart 61-97; M. Ambrose 98; T. Stewart 99-150; M. Truex Jr. 151; C. Edwards 152-197; M. Truex Jr. 198; T. Stewart 199-234; J. Montoya 235-241; Kurt Busch 242; C. Bowyer 243; D. Reutimann 244; C. Edwards 245-267.

        American Ethanol Green Flag Restart Award : Tony Stewart, #14
        Coors Light Pole Award : Matt Kenseth, #17 188.884 mph
        DIRECTV Crew Chief of the Race : Carl Edwards, #99 crew chief Bob Osborne
        Goodyear Gatorback Fastest Lap : Tony Stewart, #14 182.408 mph, Lap 20
        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 : Dale Earnhardt Jr, #88 crew chief Steve Letarte, 0.198
        O'Reilly Auto Parts Position Improvement Award : Juan Pablo Montoya, #42 20 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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