2011 nascar sprint cup series
He finished 12th in 2007, eighth in 2008, fifth in 2009 and second in 2010. Once again, the race came down to fuel milage as Tony Stewart passed Clint Bowyer with 2 laps to go and held on for his second consecutive win of the year. The new team is off to a good start, winning the pole for the Daytona 500. , During the 2010 season through the off-season, NASCAR announced a change to the front end of the race cars. Another change for the season involves the races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, which had different starting times so they would not conflict with the beginning of NFL games. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Those drivers would not be given bonus points for wins. Why not? , Next, Carl Edwards won the 2011 Kobalt Tools 400 after Tony Stewart, who led the most laps, was penalized on pit road.  The following week, Harvick passed fan favorite Dale Earnhardt, Jr. with four laps to go to win at Martinsville Speedway. Following the announcement, Speed commented, "I am excited to get back to the track. Given a Cup seat by first-year team owner Michael Waltrip after finishing as ARCA's runner-up in 2007, McDowell washed out and has bounced around the past two seasons. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Margaret Haas won the Owners' Championship, while Tony Stewart, co-owner of Stewart Haas Racing with Gene and Margaret, won the Drivers' Championship with a victory at the final race of the season in a tiebreak over Carl Edwards. Returning to Texas, Stewart dominated and passed a gambling Jeff Burton with 5 to go to hold off points leader Carl Edwards for his fourth win in 2011. Italics – Pole position set by final practice results. He's two years removed from his most recent top-10 finish and his most recent victory was in 2004. The series returned to Charlotte for the halfway mark of the Chase. After finishing 20th as a rookie, he was 16th in the driver standings in 2010, with five of his 16 top-10 finishes coming in the final six races of the season. A journeyman since losing his Joe Gibbs ride after 2007 -- 17 races apiece in 2008 and 2010, none in 2009 after being injured in a USAC crash -- Yeley is back with another underfunded effort. He hasn't done much since, with two top-fives to show for 150 Cup races. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat.  T.J. Bell entered later in the season and collected his first Cup points at Pocono. His car had enough owner points last season to earn a spot in the first five races this year. The series returned to Pocono for the Good Sam RV Insurance 500. He's reuniting with his former Yates Racing garage-mate Travis Kvapil at Front Row Motorsports after driving for five owners in 2010. "Awesome Bill" is back for his eighth partial season, but this time, it's not with the Wood Brothers.
The 2004 champ faded to an 11th-place finish last season after winning at Atlanta and Charlotte before summer started, but got off to a promising start in his new ride by winning the Budweiser Shootout on Saturday.  ", http://www.thatsracin.com/2011/01/26/54366/will-nascars-new-points-add-up.html, http://www.nascar.com/news/110126/nascar-rules-changes/index.html, "NASCAR points system changes to add more excitement to MIS events", http://www.catchfence.com/2011/sprintcup/01/26/nascar-points-system-changes-to-add-more-excitement-to-mis-events/, "NASCAR chairman Brian France announces new points system – ESPN", http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/news/story?id=6062289, "10-race Chase for the Cup crowns series champ", http://www.nascar.com/news/110128/chase-format/index.html, "Kurt Busch signs extension at Penske, with Shell/Pennzoil as sponsor — ESPN", http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/news/story?id=5121303, "Budweiser moving sponsorship to Harvick in 2011 – Aug 17, 2010", http://www.nascar.com/2010/news/headlines/cup/08/17/kharvick.budweiser.sponsorship/index.html, "Tony Stewart adds Mobil 1 as primary sponsor — ESPN", http://sports.espn.go.com/rpm/nascar/cup/news/story?id=5674391&source=RPMHeadlines, "RCR signs Menard, returns to four-car stable — Aug 11, 2010", "Teams already working on cars with new 2011 front splitter | NASCAR News Now", http://www.scenedaily.com/news/articles/sprintcupseries/Teams_already_working_on_cars_with_new_2011_nose.html, "NASCAR going green; E15 fuel next season", http://www.speedwaymedia.com/articles/Story.php?S=4461016101833, "Busch wins 33rd annual Budweiser Shootout", http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Articles/2011/02/Budweiser-Shootout-wrapup.aspx, "Bayne, Wood Brothers Capture 53rd annual Daytona 500", http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Articles/2011/02/Daytona-500-wrap-up.aspx, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/1/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/2/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/3/data/results_official.html, "2011 Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City results", http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/4/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/5/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/6/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/7/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/8/data/results_official.html, "2011Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400", http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/9/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/10/data/results_official.html, "2011 FedEx400 benefiting Autism Speaks results", http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/11/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/12/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/13/data/results_official.html, http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2011/14/data/results_official.html, "2011 Heluva Good!  With the teams remaining in Charlotte for the Coca-Cola 600, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. came close to snapping his winless drought by gambling on fuel, but ran out of gas on the backstretch, allowing Kevin Harvick to drive to his 3rd win of 2011. His best finish was 21st at Richmond, and after seven seasons of full Cup participation, he tumbled to 36th in the standings. After that, he slipped to fifth and 15th. Last season, Labonte was 31st and for the first time in 18 full-time Cup seasons did not have a top-10 showing, with his average finish of 31st the worst of his career.
The change was made after seven races during the 2010 season began at 1:00 pm EST, the same time as the NFL games began. McDowell has experience at that: Last year, he ran 24 Cup races and was on the track at the finish for one -- the season finale, when he finished 35th.  The next week at Michigan, defending race winner Denny Hamlin got an excellent final pit stop, enabling him to hold off Matt Kenseth for his first win of the season. Marcos Ambrose finished 18th and 26th in the standings the past two years driving for the team.
He'll continue to work under the guidance of Greg Zipadelli, who was the crew chief for Tony Stewart's two Cup championships. Sporting News Wire Service (July 26, 2011). Johnson can't win his sixth straight Cup championship, can he? Ragan enters his fifth season -- and last season of his Roush contract -- still searching for his first Cup victory as well as the form that he showed in 2008, when, as a second-year driver, he finished 13th in the standings with 14 top-10 and six top-five finishes. In his first four Cup seasons, "Flyin' Ryan" took 34 poles, won 12 races and never finished lower in the standings than seventh driving for Roger Penske. Back for another partial season, the Woods traded in veteran driver Bill Elliott for Bayne, who will turn 20 on Saturday. Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne crashed out early, and David Ragan with help from teammate Matt Kenseth, rebounded from his late 500 loss to take his first Sprint Cup victory. It's never a good sign when your team is still searching for primary sponsors with the season about to start, making this look like another start-and-park year for Blaney.
2011 NASCAR SPRINT CUP SERIES SCHEDULE . Coming off the best of his 10 Cup seasons, Harvick is the circuit's new Bud Man. On August 18, 2010, the final calendar was released containing 36 races, with the addition of two exhibition races. Another season, another strategy to get NASCAR's most popular driver back in contention. Several drivers changed teams for the season. 2011 Nascar Sprint Cup Series 48racingfreak; 48 videos; 22,830 views; Last updated on Feb 8, 2018; ... NASCAR Sprint Cup 2011 - Richmond International Raceway - Part 1 of 2 by bmwdvl. TRG, which has run 72 races with 10 drivers in the past two seasons, will give it a go with three-time Grand Am champ Lally, at least to start with. The most recent of Elliott's 320 top-10 finishes came in 2004. After putting Red Bull into the Chase in 2009, Vickers raced only 11 times last year, sidelined by blood clots and surgery to repair a hole in his heart. 83 used five drivers in Vickers' absence and slumped to 20th in the owner standings. The Colombian enters the final year of his contract with EGR still trying to match the success that he had as an open-wheel driver, where his victories included the Indianapolis 500 and the Grand Prix of Monaco. The rule does not affect the exemption rule, as exemptions are determined by the top 35 in NASCAR car owner points. , For the 2011 season, NASCAR made several changes to the schedule. So far, Hendrick has struck out on the track with Earnhardt in the two seasons since Little E left the race team founded by his famous father in search of a championship. , Carl Edwards, before performing his signature backflip after winning the Kobalt Tools 400, his only victory of the season, In the first exhibition race of the season, the 2011 Budweiser Shootout, Hamlin crossed the finished line in the first position, but since he passed below the yellow out of bounds line, Kurt Busch became the winner of the race.
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