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Last Updated Monday, Oct 31, 2011 2:06 am, EDT

Good Sam Club 500

Status: Final Talladega Superspeedway

Race Capsule

Talladega Superspeedway
  • What:

    Race 32 of 36 on Sprint Cup circuit

  • Where:

    Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, AL

  • When:

    October 23, 2011 2:20 pm EDT

  • Laps:

    188

  • Track Length:

    2.66 miles

  • Race Length:

    500.00 miles

  • Purse:

    $5,261,714

Drivers to Watch

Mark Martin 20th, 52 points out of 13th place. Lost three spots last week.
Jimmie Johnson 8th, a five-position drop in one race, 35 points out of the lead, and he has only five races left for him to make up this huge gap or his Cup championship streak will end at five straight.
Clint Bowyer 13th.
Jeff Gordon 11th, 66 points out of first. Lost one spot last week.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. 9th, same as last race, 60 out of the lead.
Paul Menard 21st, 66 points out of 13th place.
David Ragan 17th, 39 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Carl Edwards 1st, same as last race, 5 points ahead of second place.
Ryan Newman 10th, a one-position gain in one race, 61 out of 1st place and only 1 point out of 9th.
Matt Kenseth 3rd, a two-position gain in one week, 7 points out of the lead.
Tony Stewart 5th, a two-position advancement in one race, 24 out of first place.
Kevin Harvick 2nd, same as last race, 5 points behind Carl Edwards at the halfway point of the Chase.
Kurt Busch 7th, a one-position drop in one race, 27 points behind Carl Edwards.
Juan Pablo Montoya 19th, 49 points out of 13th place.
Brad Keselowski 6th, a two-position drop in one race, 25 points behind the leader.
Greg Biffle 16th, 12 points out of 13th place. Lost one spot last week.
Marcos Ambrose 18th, 47 points out of 13th place. Gained two spots last week.
AJ Allmendinger 14th, only three points out of 13th place.
Jeff Burton 24th, 107 points out of 13th place.
Kasey Kahne 15th, only 11 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Brian Vickers 25th, 147 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Denny Hamlin 12th, 86 points out of first.
Kyle Busch 4th, a four-position gain in one race, 18 out of the Cup lead.
Joey Logano 22nd, 77 points out of 13th place. Gained one spot last week.
Martin Truex Jr. 23rd, 78 points out of 13th place. Lost one spot last week.