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Last Updated Sunday, Sep 18, 2011 2:08 am, EDT

Wonderful Pistachios 400

Status: Final Richmond International Raceway

Race Capsule

Richmond International Raceway
  • What:

    Race 26 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA

  • When:

    September 10, 2011 7:43 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    400

  • Track Length:

    0.75 miles

  • Race Length:

    300.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,008,697

Drivers to Watch

Jamie McMurray 25th, 172 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot on Tuesday.
Jimmie Johnson 1st, up one position from Tuesday's race, 21 points in the lead.
Mark Martin 19th, 91 points out of the top-10.
Clint Bowyer 14th, 54 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots on Tuesday. Trails Hamlin by 12 points in the battle for the second wild card spot in the Chase.
Jeff Burton 24th, 148 points out of the top-10.
Kevin Harvick 6th, down one position in the standings in one race, 54 points out of the Cup lead.
Carl Edwards 3rd, gains one position from last race, 38 points out of first.
A J Allmendinger 13th, 53 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot on Tuesday. Trails Hamlin by 11 points in the race for the second wild card spot.
Juan Pablo Montoya 22nd, 101 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot on Tuesday.
Kurt Busch 7th, an improvement of one position in one week, 84 points out of first but in the Chase.
Kasey Kahne 17th, 84 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots on Tuesday. Trails Hamlin by 42 points in the battle for the second wild card spot in the Chase.
Kyle Busch 2nd, down one position from Tuesday's race, 21 points behind the leader.
Greg Biffle 15th, 70 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot on Tuesday. Trails Hamlin by 28 points in the race for the second of two wild card spots in the Chase.
Paul Menard 20th, 94 points out of the top-10.
Joey Logano 18th, 89 points out of the top-10.
Jeff Gordon 5th, up one position in one race after collecting his 85th career victory, 43 points behind leader Jimmie Johnson.
Ryan Newman 8th, down one position in one week but clinches a spot in the Chase. He is 87 points out of first.
Brad Keselowski 11th, 23 points out of the top-10. Has clinched a spot in the Chase with his three wins.
David Ragan 23rd, 114 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots on Tuesday. Is 20 points out of the top-20. Must be in the top-20 to have any shot at making the Chase even if he wins his second race of the season at Richmond.
Matt Kenseth 4th, drops one position in the standings in one race, 39 points out of first but only one out of third.
Denny Hamlin 12th, 42 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot on Tuesday. Stands second in the battle for the two wild card spots in the Chase.
Marcos Ambrose 21st, 101 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot on Tuesday. Three points out of the top-20. Must be in the top-20 to have any shot at making the Chase even if he wins Richmond.
David Gilliland 10th, same as last race, 122 out of the lead but is 23 points ahead of 11th-place. If Brad Keselowski wins Saturday night's race at Richmond, Stewart has to finish 18th or better to make the Chase. Anything lower and he'll be on the outside looking in.