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Race Capsule

Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 20 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

  • When:

    July 31, 2011 1:19 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    160

  • Track Length:

    2.5 miles

  • Race Length:

    400.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $9,017,034

Drivers to Watch

David Ragan 13th, 46 points out of the top 10.
Jimmie Johnson 2nd after leapfrogging three positions in one race at New Hampshire. Just seven points out of first place.
Kurt Busch 3rd, another driver who improved one position in the previous race, 11 points behind the leader, Carl Edwards.
Brad Keselowski 23rd, 95 points out of the top 10. He is 25 points out of the top-20. With his one win in 2011, he has a shot at qualifying for one of the two wild-card spots in the Chase. But he must be in the top-20 to have any shot.
AJ Allmendinger 16th, 55 points out of the top 10.
Juan Pablo Montoya 17th, 59 points out of the top 10.
Jeff Gordon 7th, same as last race, 65 points out of the Cup lead.
Matt Kenseth 6th, same as the previous race, 26 behind leader and teammate Edwards.
Carl Edwards 1st, a gain of one position since the last Cup race two weeks ago, seven points ahead of second place.
Mark Martin 20th, 70 points out of the top 10.
Jeff Burton 25th, 125 points out of the top 10.
Denny Hamlin 10th, one position up from 11th in the previous race, 82 behind leader Carl Edwards.
Paul Menard 19th, 64 points out of the top 10.
Greg Biffle 15th, 47 points out of the top 10.
Kevin Harvick 4th after taking a one-position drop in the last Cup race, 15 out of the lead.
Joey Logano 18th, 60 points out of the top 10.
Marcos Ambrose 21st, 75 points out of the top 10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9th, a one-position drop in one race, 75 out of the lead.
Ryan Newman 8th, after climbing one position in the standings in the last race, 66 out of first place.
Tony Stewart 11th, zero points out of the top 10. He is tied with Denny Hamlin with 570 points for the year, but Hamlin has one win to none for Stewart to earn the 10th spot as the series heads to Indy.
Clint Bowyer 12th, 28 points out of the top 10.
David Reutimann 24th, 122 points out of the top 10.
Kyle Busch 5th, a four-position dive in the standings in one race, 20 points out of first place.
Martin Truex Jr. 22nd, 85 points out of the top 10.