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Race Results for Kobalt 400

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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


Fin

Str

Car




Series

Bonus

Driver



Leader


Pos

Pos

No

Driver

Team

Laps

Points

Points

Rating

Winnings

Status

Times

Laps

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 Chevrolet

267

44

2

133.4

300,308

Running

4

163

3

23

42

Juan Pablo Montoya

Clorox Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

267

39

0

93.7

173,575

Running



6

9

56

Martin Truex Jr

NAPA Toyota

267

39

1

108.0

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 Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

267

30

1

73.3

145,358

Running

1

1

16

14

48

Jimmie Johnson

Lowe's / KOBALT Tools Chevrolet

267

28

0

73.8

148,761

Running



17

26

29

Kevin Harvick

Budweiser Chevrolet

267

27

0

76.8

143,561

Running



18

10

5

Mark Martin

GoDaddy.com Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

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

53.0

112,308

Running



27

11

1

Jamie McMurray

McDonald's Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

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 Chevrolet

260

11

1

40.3

81,500

Running

1

1

35

41

37

Tony Raines

Race Fuel Energy Drink Ford

258

9

0

31.0

81,275

Running



36

13

24

Jeff Gordon

DuPont Chevrolet

193

9

1

83.0

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 Chevrolet

77

5

0

52.0

106,795

Engine



40

32

46

J.J. Yeley

Darlington Raceway and Espar Heater Systems Chevrolet

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



#Sunoco Rookie of the Year Contender.

(i)             (i) = Ineligible for driver points in this series

Bonus Points: includes winner, lap leader & most laps led points

Failed to qualify: (1) #92 Brian Keselowski
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)
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
++Rollover money awarded at year's end, amount not included in race winnings.

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.

NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES TOP 12

Driver

Points

Wins

1 - Tony Stewart

113

(0)

2 - Kurt Busch

113

(0)

3 - Carl Edwards

106

(1)

4 - Juan Pablo Montoya

106

(0)

5 - Ryan Newman

103

(0)

6 - Paul Menard

96

(0)

7 - Martin Truex Jr

95

(0)

8 - Denny Hamlin

95

(0)

9 - AJ Allmendinger

94

(0)

10 - Dale Earnhardt Jr

91

(0)

11 - Mark Martin

91

(0)

12 - Jimmie Johnson

87

(0)

 

COORS LIGHT POLE AWARD

Driver

Poles


Carl Edwards

1


Dale Earnhardt Jr

1


Matt Kenseth

1


 

SUNOCO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Driver

ttlpoints


Andy Lally

33


Brian Keselowski

12


 

MANUFACTURERS' CHAMPIONSHIP

Manufacturer

Points

Wins

Ford

21

2

Chevrolet

18

1

Toyota

16

0

Dodge

11

0

 

AMERICAN ETHANOL GREEN FLAG RESTART AWARD AWARD


Car#

Points

Tony Stewart

14

1

Kurt Busch

22

1

Paul Menard

27

1

 

DIRECTV CREW CHIEF OF THE YEAR AWARD


Car#

Points

Dave Rogers

18

2

Bob Osborne

99

1

 

GOODYEAR GATORBACK FASTEST LAP AWARD


Car#

Points

Tony Stewart

14

1

Paul Menard

27

1

Kyle Busch

18

1

 

MAHLE CLEVITE ENGINE BUILDER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Car#

Points

Roush/Yates

99

35

Hendrick

14

33

Penske

22

31

 

MOBIL 1 OIL DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Car#

Points

Tony Stewart

14

1

Kevin Harvick

29

1

David Gilliland

34

1

 

MOOG CHASSIS PARTS PROBLEM SOLVER OF THE YEAR AWARD


Car#

Points

Steve Letarte

88

2

Peter Sospenzo

34

1

 

O'REILLY AUTO PARTS POSITION IMPROVEMENT AWARD AWARD


Car#

Points

Juan Pablo Montoya

42

1

David Gilliland

34

1

Tony Raines

37

1


NEXT EVENT: March 20, 2011 - 51st Annual Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN (266.50 Miles) (500 Laps)
NOTE: The above figures are based upon team winnings and include racing purse and cash contingency awards by participating manufacturers. (3/7/2011)


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES DRIVER LEADERS
Race #3: 14TH ANNUAL KOBALT TOOLS "400" Race Date: 3/6/2011

POS

Driver

Points

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Money Won

1

TONY STEWART

113

3

0

1

2

797,762

2

KURT BUSCH

113

3

0

1

3

1,058,301

3

CARL EDWARDS

106

3

1

2

2

1,649,511

4

JUAN PABLO MONTOYA

106

3

0

1

2

812,237

5

RYAN NEWMAN

103

3

0

2

2

693,913

6

PAUL MENARD

96

3

0

0

1

507,863

7

MARTIN TRUEX JR.

95

3

0

0

1

552,288

8

DENNY HAMLIN

95

3

0

0

1

646,738

9

A J ALLMENDINGER

94

3

0

0

1

589,446

10

DALE EARNHARDT JR.

91

3

0

0

2

596,463

11

MARK MARTIN

91

3

0

0

1

537,538

12

JIMMIE JOHNSON

87

3

0

1

1

700,221

13

KASEY KAHNE

87

3

0

0

1

559,879

14

KYLE BUSCH

86

3

0

1

2

760,311

15

BOBBY LABONTE

84

3

0

1

1

904,673

16

MATT KENSETH

77

3

0

0

0

615,646

17

MARCOS AMBROSE

76

3

0

1

1

591,586

18

CLINT BOWYER

75

3

0

0

0

637,537

19

JEFF GORDON

74

3

1

1

1

709,046

20

KEVIN HARVICK

71

3

0

1

1

679,081

21

DAVID GILLILAND

70

3

0

1

1

983,929

22

BILL ELLIOTT

67

3

0

0

0

496,237

23

BRAD KESELOWSKI

63

3

0

0

0

496,354

24

BRIAN VICKERS

61

3

0

0

1

530,530

25

DAVID REUTIMANN

61

3

0

0

0

532,912

26

DAVID RAGAN

61

3

0

0

0

524,038

27

ROBBY GORDON

54

3

0

0

0

471,851

28

REGAN SMITH

53

3

0

0

1

619,998

29

JAMIE MCMURRAY

53

3

0

0

0

642,605

30

JOEY LOGANO

53

3

0

0

0

493,438

31

GREG BIFFLE

50

3

0

0

0

522,763

32

JEFF BURTON

50

3

0

0

0

530,526

33

CASEY MEARS

45

2

0

0

0

186,413

34

ANDY LALLY

37

3

0

0

0

452,548

35

DAVE BLANEY

32

3

0

0

0

435,210

36

TERRY LABONTE

30

1

0

0

0

334,263

37

TONY RAINES

28

2

0

0

0

156,575

38

J J YELEY

12

3

0

0

0

413,675

39

MICHAEL MCDOWELL

7

2

0

0

0

169,038

40

MICHAEL WALTRIP

4

1

0

0

0

314,688

41

BRIAN KESELOWSKI

3

1

0

0

0

273,663

42

TREVOR BAYNE(i)

0

3

1

1

1

1,639,913

43

STEVE WALLACE(i)

0

1

0

0

0

291,638

44

MIKE SKINNER(i)

0

2

0

0

0

150,275

45

TRAVIS KVAPIL(i)

0

3

0

0

0

432,010

46

LANDON CASSILL(i)

0

2

0

0

0

144,844

47

ROBERT RICHARDSON JR.(i)

0

1

0

0

0

270,313

48

JOE NEMECHEK(i)

0

3

0

0

0

414,140

49

DERRIKE COPE(i)

0

0

0

0

0

59,138

50

TODD BODINE(i)

0

0

0

0

0

24,838

51

KEVIN CONWAY(i)

0

0

0

0

0

43,313

(i) = Ineligible for driver points in this series


NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES OWNER LEADERS
Race #3: 14TH ANNUAL KOBALT TOOLS "400" Race Date: 3/6/2011

POS

Car #

Owner

Points

Starts

Wins

Top5

Top10

Attempts

1

14

MARGARET HAAS

113

3

0

1

2

3

2

22

WALTER CZARNECKI

113

3

0

1

3

3

3

99

JACK ROUSH

106

3

1

2

2

3

4

42

CHIP GANASSI

106

3

0

1

2

3

5

39

TONY STEWART

103

3

0

2

2

3

6

27

TOM PUMPELLY

96

3

0

0

1

3

7

56

MICHAEL WALTRIP

95

3

0

0

1

3

8

11

J D GIBBS

95

3

0

0

1

3

9

43

RICHARD PETTY

94

3

0

0

1

3

10

88

RICK HENDRICK

91

3

0

0

2

3

11

5

MARY HENDRICK

91

3

0

0

1

3

12

48

JEFF GORDON

87

3

0

1

1

3

13

4

DIETRICH MATESCHITZ

87

3

0

0

1

3

14

18

JOE GIBBS

86

3

0

1

2

3

15

47

TAD GESCHICKTER

84

3

0

1

1

3

16

17

JOHN HENRY

77

3

0

0

0

3

17

9

RICHARD PETTY

76

3

0

1

1

3

18

21

RICHARD PETTY

75

3

1

1

1

3

19

33

RICHARD CHILDRESS

75

3

0

0

0

3

20

24

RICK HENDRICK

74

3

1

1

1

3

21

29

RICHARD CHILDRESS

71

3

0

1

1

3

22

34

BOB JENKINS

70

3

0

1

1

3

23

09

JAMES FINCH

67

3

0

0

0

3

24

32

FRANK STODDARD JR.

66

3

0

0

0

3

25

2

ROGER PENSKE

63

3

0

0

0

3

26

83

DIETRICH MATESCHITZ

61

3

0

0

1

3

27

00

ROB KAUFFMAN

61

3

0

0

0

3

28

6

JOHN HENRY

61

3

0

0

0

3

29

7

ROBBY GORDON

54

3

0

0

0

3

30

78

BARNEY VISSER

53

3

0

0

1

3

31

1

TERESA EARNHARDT

53

3

0

0

0

3

32

20

JOE GIBBS

53

3

0

0

0

3

33

16

JACK ROUSH

50

3

0

0

0

3

34

31

RICHARD CHILDRESS

50

3

0

0

0

3

35

13

BOB GERMAIN

45

2

0

0

0

3

36

71

RICHARD PETTY

37

3

0

0

0

3

37

37

BRAD JENKINS

34

3

0

0

0

3

38

36

TOMMY BALDWIN

32

3

0

0

0

3

39

38

BOB JENKINS

28

3

0

0

0

3

40

77

ROGER PENSKE

24

1

0

0

0

1

41

46

TOMMY MCMILLAN

12

3

0

0

0

3

42

87

ANDREA NEMECHEK

8

3

0

0

0

3

43

60

MICHAEL HILLMAN

7

2

0

0

0

3

44

66

PHIL PARSONS

7

2

0

0

0

3

45

115

MICHAEL WALTRIP

4

1

0

0

0

1

46

192

BOB KESELOWSKI

3

1

0

0

0

3

 

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