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Last Updated Monday, Apr 25, 2011 1:54 am, EDT

Race Capsule

Talladega Superspeedway
  • What:

    Race 8 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL

  • When:

    April 17, 2011 1:19 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    188

  • Track Length:

    2.66 miles

  • Race Length:

    500.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,944,315

Drivers to Watch

Jeff Gordon 14th, 21 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots last week.
Jimmie Johnson Tied for 3rd, 13 points out of the lead.
Mark Martin 15th, 24 points out of the top-10. Lost five spots to drop out of the top 10.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 6th, up two positions, 21 points out of the lead.
Paul Menard 11th, only four points out of the top-10. Gained two spots last week.
David Ragan 17th, 28 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot last week.
Kurt Busch 5th, down one spot, 16 points out of the lead.
Clint Bowyer 12th, 12 points out of the top-10. Gained four spots last week. Has gained 12 spots in the last three races.
Juan Pablo Montoya 8th, down one place, 24 points out of the lead.
Bobby Labonte 23rd, 56 points out of the top-10. Lost two spots last week.
AJ Allmendinger 13th, 20 points out of the top-10. Gained one spot last week.
Greg Biffle 18th, 30 points out of the top-10. Gained two spots last week.
Brad Keselowski 22nd, 54 points out of the top-10. Gained three spots last week.
Carl Edwards 1st, with a nine-point edge, after entering last week in second place.
Jamie McMurray 24th, 56 points out of the top-10. Lost one spot last week.
Ryan Newman 7th, down one spot, 23 points out of the lead.
Marcos Ambrose 19th, 38 points out of the top-10. Gained three spots last week.
Matt Kenseth Tied for 3rd, six spots up, 13 points out of the lead.
Martin Truex Jr. 21st, 53 points out of the top-10. Lost four spots last week.
Jeff Burton 25th, 57 points out of the top-10. Gained three spots last week.
Denny Hamlin 20th, 39 points out of the top-10. Lost one spot last week.
Tony Stewart 10th, up one position, 43 points out of the lead.
Kasey Kahne 16th, 27 points out of the top-10. Lost one spot last week.
Kyle Busch 2nd, nine points back, after leading last week.
Kevin Harvick 9th, down four positions from last week, 28 points behind the leader.