NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OFFICIAL RACE REPORT No. 15
43RD ANNUAL HELUVA GOOD! SOUR CREAM DIPS “400”
MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Brooklyn, MI – June 19, 2011
2-Mile Oval
200 Laps – 400 Miles Purse: $5,082,319


 

Fin Str Car Series Bonus Driver Leader
Pos Pos No Driver Team Laps Points Points Rating Winnings Status Times Laps
1 10 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Office Toyota 200 47 4 107.5 $202,200 Running 1 8
2 3 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 200 43 1 130.1 170,436 Running 3 17
3 24 18 Kyle Busch Snickers Toyota 200 42 1 124.3 157,516 Running 3 59
4 9 27 Paul Menard Pittsburgh Paints/Menards Chevrolet 200 41 1 107.4 106,475 Running 1 2
5 23 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Now Hiring Ford 200 40 1 114.9 138,716 Running 2 30
6 13 39 Ryan Newman U.S. Army/Bud Moore NASCAR Hall of Fame Chev 200 39 1 100.2 130,450 Running 1 3
7 6 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 200 37 0 93.3 127,608 Running
8 27 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 200 36 0 80.2 129,408 Running
9 19 5 Mark Martin GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 200 35 0 88.5 92,900 Running
10 4 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 200 34 0 96.5 111,364 Running
11 1 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 200 34 1 110.0 130,525 Running 2 9
12 12 51 Landon Cassill Security Benefits/Thank A Teacher Today Chev 200 0 0 68.1 81,450 Running
13 26 43 AJ Allmendinger Best Buy Ford 200 31 0 94.1 120,061 Running
14 22 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 200 31 1 87.9 126,086 Running 1 1
15 7 16 Greg Biffle Red Cross/3M Ford 200 31 2 121.5 102,325 Running 5 68
16 17 21 Trevor Bayne Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford 200 0 0 62.2 80,650 Running
17 31 24 Jeff Gordon Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet 200 27 0 72.7 117,186 Running
18 30 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 200 26 0 65.9 87,850 Running
19 14 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 200 25 0 65.3 114,164 Running
20 20 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 200 24 0 74.6 88,550 Running
21 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr AMP Energy/National Guard Chevrolet 200 23 0 77.3 86,625 Running
22 16 47 Bobby Labonte RainEater/Advance Auto Parts Toyota 200 23 1 56.8 104,645 Running 1 1
23 18 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 200 21 0 71.5 108,891 Running
24 33 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 200 20 0 63.4 85,650 Running
25 41 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 200 19 0 58.6 103,483 Running
26 11 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 199 18 0 71.7 84,975 Running
27 21 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s/KOBALT Tools Chevrolet 199 17 0 45.1 127,511 Running
28 8 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 199 16 0 88.0 100,683 Running
29 40 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 199 15 0 46.9 91,908 Running
30 25 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Cars 2 Chevrolet 199 14 0 48.9 115,683 Running
31 28 38 Travis Kvapil Fellowship of Christian Athletes Ford 199 0 0 41.3 87,658 Running
32 35 32 Mike Bliss bluCigs Ford 199 0 0 42.2 84,947 Running 1 1
33 5 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 199 11 0 56.8 99,170 Running
34 42 36 Dave Blaney Golden Corral/GetAuctionAccess.com Chevrolet 198 10 0 36.3 73,675 Running
35 2 00 David Reutimann Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota 180 9 0 70.4 101,483 Running
36 36 71 Andy Lally # TRG Motorsports Ford 155 8 0 36.6 82,025 Accident
37 37 7 Robby Gordon SPEED Energy/Walgreens Dodge 80 7 0 30.5 72,475 Vibration
38 39 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 51 7 1 39.5 72,390 Electrical 1 1
39 34 46 J.J. Yeley Red Line Chevrolet 47 5 0 34.0 72,340 Brakes
40 29 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 44 0 0 31.5 72,300 Vibration
41 32 30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Chevrolet 39 3 0 33.9 72,260 Clutch
42 43 81 Scott Riggs Whitney’s Collision.com Chevrolet 30 0 0 28.3 72,195 Brakes
43 38 66 Michael McDowell HP Racing LLC Toyota 28 1 0 29.4 71,792 Electrical

# 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: (3) #37 Tony Raines; #92 Brian Keselowski; #60 Mike Skinner
Race Comments: Before a crowd estimated at 88,000, Denny Hamlin won the Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, his 17th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following car dropped to the rear for the reason indicated: No. 20 (engine change).
TIME OF RACE:2 hours, 36 minutes, 50 seconds       AVERAGE SPEED:153.029 mph      MARGIN OF VICTORY:0.281 second(s)
COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: Kurt Busch (188.699 mph. 38.156 secs.)
AMERICAN ETHANOL GREEN FLAG RESTART AWARD: Matt Kenseth
DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE: Matt Kenseth (crew chief Jimmy Fennig)
GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP: Greg Biffle (183.575 mph, Lap 13)
MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE: Mark Cronquist (#11)
MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE RACE: Ryan Newman
MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE: Carl Edwards (crew chief Bob Osborne, -0.101 seconds)
NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: No winner: rolls over to $160,000 at next event++
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Kyle Busch (21 places)
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Andy Lally
++Rollover money awarded at year’s end, amount not included in race winnings.
Caution Flags: 5 cautions for 18 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 9-11 (Car #48 Spin Backstretch [None]); 28-30 (Debris [48]); 85-88 (Car #2 Accident Turn 1 [34]); 160-163 (Car #42, 71 Accident Turn 4 [16]); 192-195 (Car #88 Accident Turn 2 [43]).
Lap Leaders: 21 lead changes among 12 drivers. Ku. Busch 1-8, Newman 9-11, Ku. Busch 12, Biffle 13-27, Bliss 28, Mears 29, Biffle 30-55, Kenseth 56, Biffle 57-62, Edwards 63, Biffle 64-71, Kenseth 72-84, Ky. Busch 85, B. Labonte 86, Biffle 87-99, Ky. Busch 100-121, Harvick 122, Menard 123-124, Ky. Busch 125-160, Kenseth 161-163, Edwards 164-192, Hamlin 193-200.

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