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Cup - Martinsville - Race results

30 October 2011

Tony Stewart put fresh tyres to good effect to beat Jimmie Johnson to the chequered flag at the end of 500 laps of Martinsville Speedway, establishing himself as the main challenger in the 2011 Sprint Cup championship battle to Carl Edwards in the process.

It's Stewart's 42nd win in 461 Sprint Cup starts, and his first victory at the half-mile 'paperclip' oval in over five years.

Edwards himself appeared destined to slump to an appalling finish in the Tums Fast Relief 500, but battled back to end up in ninth place by the end. In doing so, he retained the lead in the Cup standings by a slender 8pts over Stewart with just three races remaining in 2011, while late race disasters hit former main challenger Matt Kenseth as well as Kyle Busch.

Race results

1. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 500 laps 03:53:54.000s (47/1 pts)
2. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 500 laps + 0.170s (43/1 pts)
3. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 500 laps + 0.444s (42/1 pts)
4. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 500 laps + 1.014s (41/1 pts)
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 500 laps + 2.080s (40/1 pts)
6. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 500 laps + 2.214s (38/0 pts)
7. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 500 laps + 3.079s (37/0 pts)
8. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 500 laps + 3.300s (36/0 pts)
9. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 500 laps + 3.599s (36/1 pts)
10. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 500 laps + 3.733s (35/1 pts)
11. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 500 laps + 4.299s (34/1 pts)
12. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 500 laps + 4.647s (32/0 pts)
13. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 500 laps + 4.975s (31/0 pts)
14. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 500 laps + 5.096s (30/0 pts)
15. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 500 laps + 5.846s (29/0 pts)
16. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 500 laps + 7.810s (0pts)
17. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 500 laps + 14.932s (27/0 pts)
18. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 500 laps + 17.204s (26/0 pts)
19. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 500 laps + 23.120s (25/0 pts)
20. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 500 laps + 23.126s (24/0 pts)
21. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 500 laps + 1 lap (23/0 pts)
22. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 497 laps + 3 laps (22/0 pts)
23. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 497 laps + 3 laps (21/0 pts)
24. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 497 laps + 3 laps (21/1 pts)
25. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 495 laps + 5 laps (19/0 pts)
26. #71 Hermie Sadler Ford 493 laps + 7 laps (0pts)
27. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 493 laps + 7 laps (19/2 pts)
28. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 491 laps + 9 laps (16/0 pts)
29. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 488 laps + 12 laps (15/0 pts)
30. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 484 laps Accident (14/0 pts)
31. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 477 laps + 23 laps (14/1 pts)
32. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 464 laps + 36 laps (12/0 pts)
33. #6 David Ragan Ford 444 laps + 56 laps (11/0 pts)
34. #34 David Gilliland Ford 357 laps Accident (11/1 pts)
35. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 85 laps Accident (9/0 pts)
36. #7 Reed Sorenson Dodge 77 laps Vibration (0pts)
37. #46 Scott Speed Ford 74 laps Rear Gear (0pts)
38. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 52 laps Brakes (6/0 pts)
39. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 45 laps Brakes (5/0 pts)
40. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 40 laps Brakes (4/0 pts)
41. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 33 laps Rear Gear (0pts)
42. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 27 laps Brakes (0pts)
43. #37 Mike Skinner Ford 7 laps Accident (0pts)

Practice 1

The sole practice session was held on Saturday afternoon, after rain caused the cancellation of early sessions on Friday and Saturday morning.

1. #66 Michael McDowell Toyota 19.747s (Leader) 95.893 mph
2. #33 Clint Bowyer Chevrolet 19.770s (-0.023) 95.782 mph
3. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 19.776s (-0.029) 95.752 mph
4. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 19.785s (-0.038) 95.709 mph
5. #46 Scott Speed Ford 19.793s (-0.046) 95.670 mph
6. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 19.808s (-0.061) 95.598 mph
7. #30 David Stremme Chevrolet 19.809s (-0.062) 95.593 mph
8. #42 Juan Montoya Chevrolet 19.810s (-0.063) 95.588 mph
9. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 19.813s (-0.066) 95.574 mph
10. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 19.817s (-0.070) 95.554 mph
11. #22 Kurt Busch Dodge 19.825s (-0.078) 95.516 mph
12. #00 David Reutimann Toyota 19.841s (-0.094) 95.439 mph
13. #43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford 19.847s (-0.100) 95.410 mph
14. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 19.857s (-0.110) 95.362 mph
15. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 19.858s (-0.111) 95.357 mph
16. #20 Joey Logano Toyota 19.860s (-0.113) 95.347 mph
17. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 19.865s (-0.118) 95.323 mph
18. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 19.866s (-0.119) 95.319 mph
19. #6 David Ragan Ford 19.866s (-0.119) 95.319 mph
20. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 19.877s (-0.130) 95.266 mph
21. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 19.882s (-0.135) 95.242 mph
22. #4 Kasey Kahne Toyota 19.892s (-0.145) 95.194 mph
23. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 19.900s (-0.153) 95.156 mph
24. #17 Matt Kenseth Ford 19.911s (-0.164) 95.103 mph
25. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 19.913s (-0.166) 95.094 mph
26. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 19.914s (-0.167) 95.089 mph
27. #78 Regan Smith Chevrolet 19.921s (-0.174) 95.055 mph
28. #2 Brad Keselowski Dodge 19.937s (-0.190) 94.979 mph
29. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 19.944s (-0.197) 94.946 mph
30. #5 Mark Martin Chevrolet 19.963s (-0.216) 94.855 mph
31. #83 Brian Vickers Toyota 19.970s (-0.223) 94.822 mph
32. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 19.975s (-0.228) 94.799 mph
33. #13 Casey Mears Toyota 19.989s (-0.242) 94.732 mph
34. #51 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 19.997s (-0.250) 94.694 mph
35. #7 Reed Sorenson Dodge 20.000s (-0.253) 94.680 mph
36. #55 J.J. Yeley Ford 20.048s (-0.301) 94.453 mph
37. #36 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 20.073s (-0.326) 94.336 mph
38. #37 Mike Skinner Ford 20.102s (-0.355) 94.200 mph
39. #32 Ken Schrader Ford 20.119s (-0.372) 94.120 mph
40. #34 David Gilliland Ford 20.193s (-0.446) 93.775 mph
41. #38 Travis Kvapil Ford 20.196s (-0.449) 93.761 mph
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 20.233s (-0.486) 93.590 mph
43. #71 Hermie Sadler Ford 20.387s (-0.640) 92.883 mph

* Denotes Rookie


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