In third place in the championship is Reed Sorenson, who was unexpectedly ousted from his regular Turner Motorsports seat mid-week and found an emergency one-off berth for Kansas in the #82 MacDonald Motorsports usually taken by Scott Wimmer. Sorenson will need to find a deal for the remaining four races of 2011 if he's to avoid plummeting in the standings.
Danica Patrick was also in action, a week before her final IndyCar appearance in Vegas ahead of her switch to Nationwide full-time in 2012. She finished 15th and on the lead lap, 17s off the leader.
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