2011 AAA 400

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2011 AAA 400
Race details[1]
Race 29 of 36 in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
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Date October 2, 2011 (2011-10-02)
Location Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware
Course Permanent racing facility
1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 400 laps, 400 mi (643.7 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 55 °F (13 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 13 miles per hour (21 km/h)[2]
Average speed 119.413 miles per hour (192.177 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing
Time 22.641
Most laps led
Driver Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 158
Winner
No. 22
Kurt Busch
Penske Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2011 AAA 400 is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on October 2, 2011 at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware.

Contested 400 laps on the 1.000-mile (1.609 km) concrete oval, it was the 29th race of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season, as well as the third race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ends the season. The race was won by Kurt Busch for the Penske Racing team. Jimmie Johnson finished second, and Carl Edwards clinched third.[3]

A series of racing accidents in addition to a brief bout of rain contributed to the vast amount of cautions that this race endured. While the average green flag run was approximately 32 laps, 11% of the race was run under a caution flag.[3] Most racing pundits felt that Ryan Newman had a chance to secure a position in the Chase instead of Denny Hamlin prior to the race.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Weather information for the 2011 AAA 400". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "General race information for the 2011 AAA 400". Racing Reference. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Denny Hamlin's situation". About.com. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 


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