2011 Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400

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2011 Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400
Race details[1]
Race 9 of 36 in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Richmond International Speedway
Richmond International Speedway
Date April 30, 2011 (2011-April-30)
Location Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.2 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (483 km)
Weather Partly cloudy
Average speed 95.28
Pole position
Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Time 20.989
Most laps led
Driver Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 235
Winner
No. 18
Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox Broadcasting Company
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds

The 2011 Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on April 30, 2011 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Contested over 400 laps on the 0.75-mile (1.2 km) asphalt D-oval, it was the ninth race of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season. The race was won by Kyle Busch for the Joe Gibbs Racing team. Denny Hamlin finished second, and Kasey Kahne clinched third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Richmond International Raceway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Richmond International Raceway, is one of five short tracks to hold NASCAR races, the others being Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, and Phoenix International Raceway.[2] The NASCAR race makes use of the track's standard configuration, a four-turn short track oval that is 0.75 miles (1.21 km) long.[3] The track's turns are banked at fourteen degrees. The front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at eight degrees while the back stretch has two degrees of banking.[3] The racetrack has seats for 97,912 spectators.[3]


Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed Grid
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 20.989 128.639 1
78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 21.031 128.382 2
33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.049 128.272 3
4 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Racing Toyota 21.069 128.150 4
5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.085 128.053 5
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.092 128.011 6
2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 21.093 128.011 7
99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.097 128.005 8
20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.101 127.980 9
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.130 127.956 10
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.150 127.780 11
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.181 127.660 12
39 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 21.181 127.473 13
47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 21.184 127.473 14
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 21.193 127.455 15
30 David Stremme Inception Motorsports Chevrolet 21.201 127.401 16
1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 21.204 127.352 17
43 A.J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 21.204 127.334 18
00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 21.208 127.310 19
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 21.209 127.304 20
56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 21.210 127.298 21
66 Michael McDowell HP Racing Toyota 21.210 127.131 22
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.238 127.095 23
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.244 127.047 24
31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21.252 127.023 25
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 21.256 127.017 26
6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.257 127.017 27
38 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.278 126.892 28
36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 21.279 126.886 29
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 21.280 126.880 30
14 Tony Stewart Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 21.308 126.713 31
60 Mike Skinner Germain Racing Toyota 21.330 126.582 32
17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.362 126.393 33
09 Landon Cassill Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 21.369 126.351 34
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 21.383 126.269 35
22 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 21.393 126.210 36
83 Brian Vickers Red Bull Racing Toyota 21.397 126.186 37
32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 21.405 126.139 38
34 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.443 125.915 39
46 J.J. Yeley Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 21.516 125.488 40
37 Tony Raines Max Q Motorsports Ford 21.517 125.482 41
71 Andy Lally TRG Motorsports Ford 21.629 124.832 42
7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Dodge 21.846 123.592 43
92 Brian Keselowski K-Automotive Motorsports Dodge 21.900 123.288 44
Source:[1]


Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400". Racing Reference. Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  2. ^ "NASCAR Race Tracks". nascar.com. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "NASCAR Tracks—The Richmond International Raceway". Richmond International Raceway. Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved August 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Driver's Championship Classification". NASCAR. Archived from the original on 30 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 
  5. ^ "Manufacturer's Championship Classification". Jayski.com. Archived from the original on 17 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-03. 


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