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It's Miller Time, Again at Bristol Motor Speedway!!!
by B C,posted Aug 29 2011 11:31AM
Brad Keselowski wins at Bristol: #2-Brad Keselowski won the “IRWIN Tools Night Race” Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 4th career win and 3rd win of 2011. He has finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 1st in his last 4 races. #56 Martin Truex, Jr. finished 2nd followed by #24 Jeff Gordon, #48 Jimmie Johnson, #1 Jammie McMurray, #17 Matt Kenseth, #11 Denny Hamlin, #39-Ryan Newman, #99 Carl Edwards, and #9 Marcos Ambrose.
#18 Kyle Busch, #48 Jimmie Johnson, #17 Matt Kenseth, and #99 Carl Edwards have now clinched spots in the chase.
Point’s leader going in to the race, #18 Kyle Busch, finished 14th. He is now tied with #48 Jimmie Johnson with 830 points, but he has the top position because of his 4 wins.
There were 22 lead changes among 10 drivers and 6 cautions for 42 yellow flag laps.
2011 Sprint Cup Driver Championship Points Standings:
[after Bristol, race 24 of 36]:
rank, car#, driver, points, behind 1) #18-Kyle Busch [4 wins], 830
2) #48-Jimmie Johnson [1 win], 830, -0 3) #17-Matt Kenseth [2 wins], 798, -32
4) #99-Carl Edwards [1 win], 795, -35 5) #29-Kevin Harvick [3 wins], 782, -48
6) #24-Jeff Gordon [2 wins], 782, -48 7) #39-Ryan Newman [1 win], 762, -68
8) #22-Kurt Busch [1 win], 749, -81 9) #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr., 728, -102BR> 10) #14-Tony Stewart, 710, -105 out of top 10, no wins, less then a race out of 10th
12) #33-Clint Bowyer, 688, -142 current wild cards WC1) #2-Brad Keselowski [3 wins], 689, -141 [11th in points, 3 wins]
WC2) #11-Denny Hamlin [1 win], 672, -158 [13th in points, 1 win] others in the top 20 with wins, possible for the wild card
20) #27-Paul Menard [1 win], 631, -199 [18th in points, 1 win]
Three race winners are not inside the top-20: #6-Ragan is 21st, 3 points out of 20th,m#9-Ambrose is 22nd, 4 points out of 20th; #78-Smith is 25th, 79 pts out of 20th
Kyle Busch wins the Nationwide Series at Bristol: #18 Kyle Busch won the Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway for his 7th win of the season and the 50th Nationwide race of his career. He is now the driver with the most wins in Nationwide Series history. #20 Joey Logano made a late race charge but finished second, .019 seconds behind Kyle Busch. The rest of the top 10: #33 Clint Bowyer, #60 Carl Edwards, #88 Aric Almirola, #62 Michael Annett, #30 Jason Leffler, #2 Elliott Sadler, #22 Parker Kligerman, and #11 Brian Scott. There were 5 cautions for 27 laps and 6 lead changes among 3 leaders.
Kevin Harvick wins the Camping World Truck Series at Bristol: #2 Kevin Harvick made it three wins in a row when he took the checkers for the O'Reilly 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This was Kevin Harvick's first truck win at Bristol; his third this season; his twelfth overall. #13 Johnny Sauter finished second and maintains the points lead by seven. Tough night for #18 Kyle Busch after getting into the wall following a run-in with #24 Elliott Sadler at about the halfway point in the race. Kyle Busch retaliated by spinning Elliot Sadler before heading to the garage for repairs. The #18 did not make it back on track and finished in 30th position. Rounding out the top ten were; #5 Todd Bodine, #31 James Buescher, #17 Timothy Peters, #22 Joey Coulter, #6 Justin Lofton, #8 Nelson Piquet Jr., #24 Elliott Sadler, #29 Parker Kligerman. There were 2 lead changes among 3 drivers with 9 cautions for 62 laps.