INAUGURAL QUAKER STATE “400”
KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

Sparta, KY – July 9, 2011
1.5-Mile Oval
267 Laps – 400.5 Miles Purse: $4,925,697


 

Fin Str Car Series Bonus Driver Leader
Pos Pos No Driver Team Laps Points Points Rating Winnings Status Times Laps
1 1 18 Kyle Busch M&M’s Toyota 267 48 5 145.6 $213,316 Running 6 125
2 17 00 David Reutimann TUMS Toyota 267 43 1 105.8 147,883 Running 1 7
3 5 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe’s Chevrolet 267 41 0 119.8 152,711 Running
4 18 39 Ryan Newman Tornados Chevrolet 267 40 0 85.5 135,860 Running
5 7 99 Carl Edwards Aflac Ford 267 39 0 108.2 134,491 Running
6 13 17 Matt Kenseth Crown Royal Ford 267 38 0 103.1 121,886 Running
7 6 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Dodge 267 38 1 118.6 114,108 Running 3 79
8 8 6 David Ragan UPS Ford 267 37 1 94.1 89,850 Running 1 3
9 3 22 Kurt Busch Shell/Pennzoil Dodge 267 36 1 118.5 120,675 Running 2 41
10 14 24 Jeff Gordon DuPont Chevrolet 267 34 0 75.2 117,436 Running
11 26 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Ground Toyota 267 34 1 85.4 128,950 Running 1 5
12 9 14 Tony Stewart Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet 267 33 1 97.2 119,883 Running 1 1
13 4 4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Toyota 267 32 1 94.6 102,233 Running 1 1
14 15 20 Joey Logano Home Depot Toyota 267 30 0 80.8 86,600 Running
15 2 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 267 29 0 100.7 115,208 Running
16 19 29 Kevin Harvick Budweiser Chevrolet 267 28 0 85.8 125,311 Running
17 12 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Chevrolet 267 27 0 79.4 102,720 Running
18 16 56 Martin Truex Jr NAPA Good To Go Toyota 267 27 1 72.7 83,950 Running 1 1
19 22 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 267 25 0 70.9 84,650 Running
20 11 9 Marcos Ambrose Porter-Cable Ford 267 24 0 69.4 106,566 Running
21 21 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 267 23 0 85.1 90,000 Running
22 28 5 Mark Martin Quaker State/GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 267 22 0 65.6 83,000 Running
23 30 51 Landon Cassill Security Benefits/Thank A Teacher Today Chev 267 0 0 52.3 90,233 Running 1 2
24 10 27 Paul Menard Sylvania/Menards Chevrolet 266 20 0 77.9 82,525 Running
25 25 13 Casey Mears GEICO Toyota 266 19 0 52.5 74,800 Running
26 24 47 Bobby Labonte Cottonelle Clean Care Toyota 266 18 0 58.2 100,395 Running
27 27 83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Toyota 265 17 0 56.5 101,014 Running
28 23 43 AJ Allmendinger Valvoline Ford 265 16 0 56.4 110,611 Running
29 37 38 Travis Kvapil Long John Silver’s Ford 265 0 0 41.3 85,733 Running 1 1
30 29 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet 265 14 0 64.1 79,000 Running
31 35 34 David Gilliland Taco Bell Ford 264 13 0 44.9 80,982 Running
32 39 71 Andy Lally # Cool Works Cup Ford 264 12 0 34.7 79,825 Running
33 32 36 Dave Blaney Big Red Chevrolet 264 11 0 45.0 71,225 Running
34 42 32 Mike Bliss Big Red Ford 264 0 0 37.2 70,225 Running
35 20 33 Clint Bowyer Cheerios/Hamburger Helper Chevrolet 259 9 0 49.1 114,333 Accident
36 34 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald’s Chevrolet 198 8 0 53.6 108,739 Engine
37 43 7 Scott Wimmer SPEED Energy Dodge 90 0 0 32.6 70,075 Electrical
38 41 37 Tony Raines Front Row Motorsports Ford 38 6 0 32.0 70,000 Vibration
39 31 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 37 0 0 29.5 69,950 Brakes
40 36 46 J.J. Yeley Red Line Chevrolet 35 5 1 37.6 69,850 Transmission 1 1
41 38 66 Michael McDowell Standard Publishing/Relentless Hope Toyota 32 3 0 32.0 69,800 Electrical
42 40 81 Scott Riggs Whitney’sCollision.com Chevrolet 28 0 0 27.3 69,745 Brakes
43 33 60 Mike Skinner Big Red Toyota 17 0 0 28.4 69,317 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: (5) #30 David Stremme; #15 Michael Waltrip; #50 T.J. Bell; #95 David Starr; #77 Robby Gordon
Race Comments: Before an announced sellout of 107,000+, Kyle Busch won the Quaker State 400, his 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory. Prior to the green flag, the following cars dropped to the rear for the reasons indicated: #11 (engine change), #36 (transmission change).
TIME OF RACE:2 hours, 55 minutes, 0 seconds       AVERAGE SPEED:137.314 mph      MARGIN OF VICTORY:0.179 second(s)
COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD: None – due to inclement weather
AMERICAN ETHANOL GREEN FLAG RESTART AWARD: Kyle Busch
DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE RACE: Kyle Busch (crew chief Dave Rogers)
GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP: Kyle Busch (175.718 mph, Lap 261)
MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE RACE: Mark Cronquist (#18)
MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE RACE: David Reutimann
MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE RACE: Brad Keselowski (crew chief Paul Wolfe, 0.482 seconds)
NASCAR SPRINT CUP LEADER BONUS: Kyle Busch ($180,000 ++)
O’REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD: Denny Hamlin (15 places)
SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Andy Lally
++Rollover money awarded at year’s end, amount not included in race winnings.
Caution Flags: 6 cautions for 32 laps. [Beneficiary in Brackets] 32-35 (Competition [66]); 141-146 (Debris Backstretch [5]); 153-157 (Oil On The Track [47]); 201-209 (Car #1 Stopped On The Track [00]); 255-259 (Debris Backstretch. [42]); 263-265 (Car #33 Accident Turn 2 [51]).
Lap Leaders: 20 lead changes among 12 drivers. Ky. Busch-pole, Ku. Busch 1-31, Ky. Busch 32, Kvapil 33, Yeley 34, Kahne 35, Ky. Busch 36-81, Cassill 82-83, Ky. Busch 84-141, Keselowski 142-157, Ky. Busch 158, Stewart 159, Keselowski 160-185, Ky. Busch 186-193, Hamlin 194-198, Ragan 199-201, Truex Jr 202, Keselowski 203-239, Ku. Busch 240-249, Reutimann 250-256, Ky. Busch 257-267.

 

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