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Status: Final Bristol Motor Speedway

Race Capsule

Bristol Motor Speedway
  • What:

    Race 24 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN

  • When:

    August 27, 2011 7:43 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    500

  • Track Length:

    0.533 miles

  • Race Length:

    267.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $6,123,745

Drivers to Watch

Ryan Newman 7th, a one-position improvement in one race, 74 points out of first.
Carl Edwards 4th, a two-position dive from last race, 39 points out of the lead.
Matt Kenseth 5th, same as last race, 40 points behind the leader.
Jeff Gordon 6th, a one-position gain in one race, 60 points behind leader Kyle Busch.
Mark Martin 16th, 67 points out of the top-10. Gained two spots last week.
Paul Menard 18th, 77 points out of the top-10. Lost three spots last week. Is 18 points behind Denny Hamlin in the battle for the second and final wild card spot for the Chase.
Brad Keselowski 12th, 52 points out of the top-10. Gained two spots last week. Has gained nine spots in the last four races. Sits first in the race for the two wild card spots in the Chase.
Joey Logano 19th, 84 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots last week.
Kurt Busch 8th, a two-point drop in one race, 77 out of the lead.
Marcos Ambrose 23rd, 101 points out of the top-10. Is 42 points behind Denny Hamlin in the race for the second and final spot in the wild card race to make the Chase.
Regan Smith 25th, 168 points out of the top-10.
Jimmie Johnson 2nd, a one-position gain from last week, 10 points out of the lead.
Greg Biffle 13th, 58 points out of the top-10.
Kevin Harvick 3rd, up one position from last week, 39 points out of first place.
Clint Bowyer 11th, 24 points out of the top-10.
AJ Allmendinger 15th, 62 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot last week.
Juan Pablo Montoya 22nd, 98 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots last week.
Denny Hamlin 14th, 59 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots last week. If Chase started this weekend, he would be the second and final wild card recipient.
Jeff Burton 24th, 151 points out of the top-10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9th, same as last race, 99 out of first place.
Kyle Busch 1st, same as last week, first driver to clinch a spot in the Chase. Leads by 10 points.
David Ragan 20th, 90 points out of the top-10. Gained three spots last week. Is 31 points behind Denny Hamlin in the battle for the second and final wild card spot for the Chase.
Kasey Kahne 17th, 71 points out of the top-10. Gained two spots last week.
Martin Truex Jr. 21st, 92 points out of the top-10.
Tony Stewart 10th, same as last race, 105 points behind Kyle Busch in first place.