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Cup - Charlotte - Race results

Matt Kenseth claimed victory in the fifth race of the 2011 Chase, the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte - but there was disaster for reigning champion Jimmie Johnson.
Matt Kenseth claimed his second victory of the year, winning the only Saturday night race of the Chase - the Bank of America 500 Sprint Cup race on the 1.5-mile quad-oval Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Kenseth led for 46 laps on his way to his second victory of the season. It's also the second Chase race he's won, out of a total of 21 Cup race triumphs.

He beat Kyle Busch at the final restart, after Busch had led the most laps (111 of the race distance of 334) despite starting from the back following an engine change.

But there was disaster for reigning champion Jimmie Johnson, who finished in 34th position after losing control of the #48 through turn 2 on lap 316 while running side-by-side with Ryan Newman. The bad result puts Johnson on the verge of being out of contention for a sixth consecutive Sprint Cup title.

Race results

1. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 334 laps 03:27:25.000s (47/1 pts)
2. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 334 laps + 0.968s (44/2 pts)
3. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 334 laps + 3.184s (42/1 pts)
4. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 334 laps + 3.388s (40/0 pts)
5. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 334 laps + 4.077s (39/0 pts)
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 334 laps + 4.861s (38/0 pts)
7. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 334 laps + 5.567s (37/0 pts)
8. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 334 laps + 5.815s (37/1 pts)
9. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 334 laps + 6.505s (35/0 pts)
10. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 334 laps + 8.584s (35/1 pts)
11. #6 David Ragan Ford 334 laps + 8.973s (34/1 pts)
12. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 334 laps + 9.167s (32/0 pts)
13. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 334 laps + 9.482s (31/0 pts)
14. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 334 laps + 14.788s (31/1 pts)
15. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 334 laps + 16.471s (30/1 pts)
16. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 333 laps + 1 lap (28/0 pts)
17. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 333 laps + 1 lap (27/0 pts)
18. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 333 laps + 1 lap (26/0 pts)
19. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 333 laps + 1 lap (25/0 pts)
20. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 333 laps + 1 lap (24/0 pts)
21. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 333 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 333 laps + 1 lap (23/1 pts)
23. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 332 laps + 2 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 332 laps + 2 laps (20/0 pts)
25. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 332 laps + 2 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 332 laps + 2 laps (18/0 pts)
27. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 332 laps + 2 laps (17/0 pts)
28. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 332 laps + 2 laps (0pts)
29. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 331 laps + 3 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 331 laps + 3 laps (0pts)
31. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 329 laps + 5 laps (0pts)
32. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 323 laps Engine (12/0 pts)
33. #71 Hermie Sadler Ford 322 laps + 12 laps (0pts)
34. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 316 laps Accident (11/1 pts)
35. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 292 laps Engine (9/0 pts)
36. #34 David Gilliland Ford 289 laps + 45 laps (8/0 pts)
37. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 287 laps + 47 laps (7/0 pts)
38. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 33 laps Vibration (6/0 pts)
39. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 30 laps Susp. (5/0 pts)
40. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 27 laps Overheating (0pts)
41. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 22 laps Overheating (3/0 pts)
42. #277 Andy Lally * Ford 20 laps Brakes (2/0 pts)
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 11 laps Vibration (0pts)

Practice 3

1. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.700s (Leader) 188.153 mph
2. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 28.738s (-0.038) 187.904 mph
3. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.824s (-0.124) 187.344 mph
4. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.833s (-0.133) 187.285 mph
5. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 28.855s (-0.155) 187.143 mph
6. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.878s (-0.178) 186.994 mph
7. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.881s (-0.181) 186.974 mph
8. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 28.887s (-0.187) 186.935 mph
9. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.889s (-0.189) 186.922 mph
10. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.894s (-0.194) 186.890 mph
11. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 28.906s (-0.206) 186.812 mph
12. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.907s (-0.207) 186.806 mph
13. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.916s (-0.216) 186.748 mph
14. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.924s (-0.224) 186.696 mph
15. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.937s (-0.237) 186.612 mph
16. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.938s (-0.238) 186.606 mph
17. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.940s (-0.240) 186.593 mph
18. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.941s (-0.241) 186.587 mph
19. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.943s (-0.243) 186.574 mph
20. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 28.952s (-0.252) 186.516 mph
21. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.957s (-0.257) 186.483 mph
22. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 28.966s (-0.266) 186.426 mph
23. #277 Andy Lally* Ford 28.974s (-0.274) 186.374 mph
24. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.992s (-0.292) 186.258 mph
25. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 29.005s (-0.305) 186.175 mph
26. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.006s (-0.306) 186.168 mph
27. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.012s (-0.312) 186.130 mph
28. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.039s (-0.339) 185.957 mph
29. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.056s (-0.356) 185.848 mph
30. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.081s (-0.381) 185.688 mph
31. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 29.089s (-0.389) 185.637 mph
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.129s (-0.429) 185.382 mph
33. #34 David Gilliland Ford 29.152s (-0.452) 185.236 mph
34. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford 29.159s (-0.459) 185.191 mph
35. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.185s (-0.485) 185.027 mph
36. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.224s (-0.524) 184.780 mph
37. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.307s (-0.607) 184.256 mph
38. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 29.311s (-0.611) 184.231 mph
39. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.312s (-0.612) 184.225 mph
40. #71 Hermie Sadler Ford 29.344s (-0.644) 184.024 mph
41. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.409s (-0.709) 183.617 mph
42. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.413s (-0.713) 183.592 mph
43. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 29.473s (-0.773) 183.219 mph

Practice 2

1. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 28.810s (Leader) 187.435 mph
2. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 28.817s (-0.007) 187.389 mph
3. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 28.836s (-0.026) 187.266 mph
4. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 28.839s (-0.029) 187.246 mph
5. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 28.906s (-0.096) 186.812 mph
6. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 28.915s (-0.105) 186.754 mph
7. #277 Andy Lally* Ford 28.918s (-0.108) 186.735 mph
8. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 28.936s (-0.126) 186.619 mph
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 28.941s (-0.131) 186.587 mph
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 28.944s (-0.134) 186.567 mph
11. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 28.945s (-0.135) 186.561 mph
12. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 28.963s (-0.153) 186.445 mph
13. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 28.965s (-0.155) 186.432 mph
14. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 28.967s (-0.157) 186.419 mph
15. #6 David Ragan Ford 28.969s (-0.159) 186.406 mph
16. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 28.977s (-0.167) 186.355 mph
17. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 28.978s (-0.168) 186.348 mph
18. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 28.984s (-0.174) 186.310 mph
19. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 28.984s (-0.174) 186.310 mph
20. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 29.016s (-0.206) 186.104 mph
21. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 29.019s (-0.209) 186.085 mph
22. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 29.022s (-0.212) 186.066 mph
23. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 29.054s (-0.244) 185.861 mph
24. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 29.084s (-0.274) 185.669 mph
25. #21 Trevor Bayne Ford 29.088s (-0.278) 185.644 mph
26. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 29.093s (-0.283) 185.612 mph
27. #7 Robby Gordon Dodge 29.107s (-0.297) 185.522 mph
28. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 29.119s (-0.309) 185.446 mph
29. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 29.152s (-0.342) 185.236 mph
30. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 29.157s (-0.347) 185.204 mph
31. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 29.182s (-0.372) 185.046 mph
32. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 29.198s (-0.388) 184.944 mph
33. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 29.251s (-0.441) 184.609 mph
34. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 29.291s (-0.481) 184.357 mph
35. #34 David Gilliland Ford 29.305s (-0.495) 184.269 mph
36. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 29.328s (-0.518) 184.124 mph
37. #55 Travis Kvapil Ford 29.378s (-0.568) 183.811 mph
38. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 29.395s (-0.585) 183.705 mph
39. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 29.399s (-0.589) 183.680 mph
40. #32 Mike Bliss Ford 29.539s (-0.729) 182.809 mph
41. #71 Hermie Sadler Ford 29.815s (-1.005) 181.117 mph
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 30.087s (-1.277) 179.480 mph
43. #38 J.J. Yeley Ford

* Denotes Rookie



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