2010 AMP Energy Juice 500

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2010 AMP Energy Juice 500
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 33 of 36 in the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
AMP-Energy-Juice-500.jpg
Date October 31, 2010 (2010-October-31)
Location Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance 188 laps, 500.08 mi (804.8 km)
Weather Mostly sunny with a high around 78 °F (26 °C); wind out of the SW at 9 mph.[4]
Average speed 163.618 miles per hour (263.318 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Time 51.863
Most laps led
Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports
Laps 24
Winner
No. 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Marty Reid, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree
Nielsen Ratings
  • 3.6 (Final)
  • 3.1 (Overnight)
  • (5.177 million)[5]

The 2010 AMP Energy Juice 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on October 31, 2010, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Contested over 188 laps, it was the thirty-third race during the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, and the seventh race in the season-ending Chase for the Sprint Cup. The race was won by Clint Bowyer for the Richard Childress Racing team. Bowyer's teammate, Kevin Harvick, finished in second, while Juan Pablo Montoya clinched third.

Pole position driver Montoya fell to third during the first lap, as Joe Nemechek, who started in the fourth position on the grid, moved to first. Afterward, Harvick became the leader of the race. Some of the Chase for the Sprint Cup participants, such as, Jeff Gordon stayed in the rear almost all race, but with about twenty laps remaining, him and his teammate Jimmie Johnson moved to first and second. Dale Earnhardt Jr. led the most laps (24) despite being involved in an accident on lap 134. After the final caution, Bowyer led on the restart, but Harvick passed him with one lap remaining. While Harvick and Bowyer were side-by-side in the first turn, the sixth caution ended the race, which resulted in Bowyer winning over Harvick. Bowyer was able to edge Harvick for his second Chase win, with his other being at New Hampshire.

There were six cautions and eighty-five lead changes among twenty-six different drivers throughout the course of the race. It was Bowyer's second win in the 2010 season, with the other being in the Sylvania 300. The result kept him twelfth in the Drivers' Championship, 367 points behind Jimmie Johnson in first. Chevrolet maintained its lead in the Manufacturers' Championship, forty-five ahead of Toyota and ninety-three ahead of Ford, with three races remaining in the season. A total of 110,000 people attended the race, while 5.177 million watched it on television.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Talladega Superspeedway, the track where the race was held.

Talladega Superspeedway is one of six superspeedways to hold NASCAR races; the others are Daytona International Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Michigan International Speedway.[6] The standard track at the speedway is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2.66 miles (4.28 km) long.[7] The track's turns are banked at thirty-three degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 16.5 degrees. The back stretch has a two-degree banking.[7] Talladega Superspeedway can seat up to 143,231 people.[8]

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson led the Drivers' Championship with 5,998 points, and Denny Hamlin stood in second with 5,992 points. Kevin Harvick followed in third with 5,936 points, 110 ahead of Kyle Busch and 141 ahead of Jeff Gordon in fourth and fifth. Carl Edwards with 5,785 was twenty-three points ahead of Tony Stewart, as Jeff Burton with 5,752 points, was thirty-one ahead of Kurt Busch, and forty-seven in front of Matt Kenseth.[9] Greg Biffle and Clint Bowyer was eleventh and twelfth respectively with 5,682 and 5,592 points. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 236 points, forty-two points ahead of their rival Toyota. Ford, with 149 points, was twenty-four points ahead of Dodge in the battle for third.[10] Jamie McMurray was the race's defending champion.[11]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Juan Pablo Montoya (pictured in 2007) scored his fifth Sprint Cup Series career pole position, with a fastest time of 51.863 seconds.

Two practice sessions were held on Saturday before the race. The first session lasted 45 minutes, while the second session lasted 60 minutes.[12] During the first practice session, Hamlin, for the Joe Gibbs Racing team, was quickest ahead of Kyle Busch in second and McMurray in the third position.[13] Jeff Gordon was scored fourth, and Johnson managed fifth.[13] Marcos Ambrose, Kasey Kahne, Aric Almirola, Mark Martin, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top ten quickest drivers in the session.[13] Afterward, during the second and final practice session, Martin was quickest with a fastest time of 48.409.[14] Burton and Kyle Busch followed behind Martin, both with a time of 48.414 seconds.[14] Hamlin managed to be fourth fastest, ahead of David Reutimann and Earnhardt.[14] Kenseth was scored seventh, Stewart took eighth, David Ragan was ninth, and Robby Gordon was tenth.[14]

During qualifying, forty-six cars were entered; due to only NASCAR's qualifying procedure, only forty-three were able to race.[15] Juan Pablo Montoya clinched his fifth pole position in the Sprint Cup Series, with a time of 51.863.[16] He was joined on the front row of the grid by Bowyer.[16] Kurt Busch qualified third, Joe Nemechek took fourth, and Burton started fifth.[16] Stewart, one of the drivers in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, qualified twenty-sixth, while Gordon was scored thirty-first.[16] The three drivers that failed to qualify for the race were Johnny Sauter, Travis Kvapil, and Landon Cassill.[16] Once qualifying concluded, Montoya stated, "We always run pretty good at restrictor-plate tracks and we’re looking for a good day tomorrow." "We’ll run up front a little bit and see what happens," he continued, "We’ll play it by ear if we decide to go to the back for a while. It’s nice to have these cars and everyone doing the job they are doing here on this team."[2]

Race[edit]

The race, the thirty-third out of a total of thirty-six in the season, began at 1:00 p.m. EDT and was televised live in the United States on ESPN.[1] Prior to the race, weather conditions were dry with the air temperature around 64 °F (18 °C).[17] Randy Norris, from Alabama Raceway Ministries, began pre-race ceremonies by giving the invocation. Average Joe's Entertainment recording artist Josh Gracin then performed the national anthem, and the AMP Energy grand marshal winners gave the command for drivers to start their engines.[17]

At the start, Montoya was first ahead of Bowyer. Nemechek and Bowyer both passed Montoya before the first lap was over, with the former leading the first lap. On the following lap, Nemechek dropped to the back of the grid, as Harvick edged Earnhardt for the lead. Earnhardt became the leader on the third lap, while Bowyer was scored second on the lower line of cars. The lead then changed for the next three laps, with Montoya taking Bowyer for the lead at first; the first Red Bull Racing car of Kahne passed Montoya on the following lap before he was passed by Earnhardt on the sixth lap. Afterward, Burton became the leader, after using the draft for assistance. On the eighth lap, Burton's teammate Bowyer claimed the lead. With the draft, Brad Keselowski became the leader, before he was passed by Sam Hornish Jr. during the tenth lap. Hornish held the lead until lap 12, when Michael Waltrip passed him for the lead, though Hornish would return to the head of the grid two laps after.[17]

During the 15th lap, Kenseth became the leader. On the following lap, Kenseth and Burton had separated themselves by 1.8 seconds. Afterward, Burton moved into the first position on lap 17. He kept the lead until lap 20, when Kenseth reclaimed the lead, as Stewart made an unexpected pit stop. Two laps later, Kenseth was passed by Burton for the lead, but he would return to the first position on lap 25. After being almost two seconds ahead of third place, the rest of the grid was catching first and second, as Burton became the leader three laps later. Keselowski became the leader on lap 29, while the first and second group of cars on the track was separated by six seconds. Keselowski led one lap before Waltrip became the leader, but he returned to lead during the 32nd lap. Keselowski until lap 36, when Bowyer passed him. On lap 37, Keselowski and Earnhardt made pit stops, two laps earlier than Johnson and Nemechek. There were three lead changes over the next three laps; the drivers who led were Harvick, Martin Truex Jr., and Reutimann.[17]

Reutimann led until lap 48 before Martin passed him and led a lap, until Hamlin passed him with assistance from Hornish. He led only two laps before Martin reclaimed the lead, but Hamlin would pass him on the 52nd lap. On the following lap, Earnhardt passed Hamlin for the first position. He held the lead until lap 62, when McMurray passed him and became the leader. One lap later, Harvick claimed the lead, after having assistance from Reutimann. After one lap, Harvick and Reutimann had gained two seconds on the rest of the grid, but after leading two laps, Kyle Busch passed him and lead one lap. Afterward, Kurt Busch moved ahead to become the leader. Harvick assisted Reutimann to the lead on lap 68. On the following lap, the first caution was given, after Allmendinger lost the handling of his car. All but four of the front runners made pit stops during the caution, with most teams changing two or four tires. Following the pit stops, Kenseth moved to first, ahead of Harvick, Biffle, Paul Menard, and Hamlin.[17]

At the lap 73 restart, Kenseth was the leader, but was passed by Kyle Busch one lap later. Busch led one lap before Reutimann passed him and led two laps, before Busch reclaimed the first position. Kahne then took the lead on lap 79; meanwhile, Hamlin was not able to stay maintain the leaders' pace as he lost the draft. The lead then changed for the next five laps, with Earnhardt taking Kahne for the lead at first; the second Earnhardt Ganassi car of Montoya passed Earnhardt on the following lap before he was passed by Truex, who led only one lap before Hornish edged him to lead lap 84. Afterward, Montoya reclaimed the lead, after drafting with his teammate, McMurray. On lap 86, Chad McCumbee drove to pit road, as Montoya continued to lead. Burton used the draft to move Earnhardt pass Montoya for the head of the grid six laps later. On lap 99, Hamlin was scored a lap down after Earnhardt passed him.[17]

Earnhardt led four laps before Reutimann took over the lead position and led two laps. Afterward, Harvick reclaimed the lead position, but was passed a lap later when Montoya moved to the lead on lap 106. Two laps later, Kenseth moved to first and led one lap, before Harvick passed him. Afterward, there were three lead changes in the next three laps, beginning with Harvick's teammate Bowyer, followed by Montoya and Earnhardt. Two laps earlier, pit stops began. On the 114th lap, Bowyer became the leader. On the following lap, he made a pit stop, giving the lead to Reutimann, who led one lap before giving the lead to Aric Almirola. After leading two laps, he was passed by Elliott Sadler, who led only one lap, before conceding the first position to Marcos Ambrose on lap 120. One lap later, Menard passed Ambrose for the lead position.[17]

Menard led three laps before McMurray reclaimed the lead and led one lap. Afterward, Burton and his teammate Bowyer swapped the lead a few times. Two laps later, Bowyer was the leader, though on the next lap he was passed by Montoya. After leading two laps, Montoya was passed by his teammate McMurray, who led one lap before Montoya reclaimed the head of the grid. On lap 134, Burton and Earnhardt collided, sending them to collide into the wall, prompting the second caution to be given. Both drove to the garage for repairs, but Burton said that his car was too severely damaged to return to the race. During the caution there were two leaders: Johnson, who led one lap, and Montoya, who reclaimed the lead after Johnson made a pit stop. At the lap 138 restart, Montoya was scored first, ahead of Reutimann and Menard. One lap later, Joey Logano moved to first and led one lap, before Reutimann claimed the lead.[17]

Clint Bowyer at Texas Motor Speedway in 2010
Clint Bowyer won the race after a close battle with his teammate Kevin Harvick.

Reutimann led one lap before the third caution was given because Bowyer collided into Ambrose's rear bumper, which sent Ambrose down the track, as Harvick collided into him. On the same lap, Hornish had claimed the lead. During the caution, all the front runners made pit stops. On lap 144, Hornish was given a drive-through penalty for excessive speed on pit road, causing him to give Logano the first position. At the lap 145 restart, Logano was scored first, while Kurt Busch was second and Menard was third. Logano led five laps before Truex, with assistance from Montoya, took over the first position. On lap 152, the fourth caution was given because of debris on the track. Most of the front runners did not pit during the caution. Truex led on the restart, but after leading one lap, was passed by Montoya.[17]

Montoya led two laps before he was passed by Hamlin, who led one lap, before his team mate Kyle Busch passed him. On lap 164, McMurray drove to pit road, as Busch and Hamlin remained in the first two positions. Kyle Busch led sixteen laps before Menard became the leader and led a lap, until Jeff Gordon claimed the first position. Afterward, Johnson became the leader, as Gordon suffered engine problems. With nine laps remaining, Bowyer passed Johnson for the head of the grid, as Gordon continued to lose positions. Two laps later, the fifth caution was given because of debris in the third and fourth turns, which came from Nemechek's car. At the lap 184 restart, Bowyer led, as Johnson lost positions. On lap 187, Harvick claimed the lead, as the sixth caution was given for a mulit-car incident in which Allmendinger turned on his roof and collided into the wall. When the caution ended the race, Bowyer and Harvick appeared to be side-by-side, but Bowyer was announced the winner, while Harvick took second ahead of Montoya, Reutimann, and Logano in third, fourth, and fifth. Truex finished sixth, Johnson claimed seventh, and Jeff Gordon was scored eighth. Hamlin and Keselowski rounded out the top ten positions.[17][18][19]

Post-race[edit]

"I didn’t know when the caution came out but I thought we beat him to the line – it was really close. I have to thank David Reutimann for pushing me all day. It was a great day for RCR and a great day in the points. I attached myself to the back bumper of the 56 (Martin Truex Jr.) and was able to get a good run there. We came here to lead some laps and win the race. We came up one short of that but did what we needed to do."

Kevin Harvick, speaking after finishing second in the race.[20]

Bowyer appeared in victory lane after his victory lap to start celebrating his second win of the season, and his first Sprint Cup win at Talladega Superspeedway, in front of a crowd of 110,000 people.[3] He also earned $226,450 in race winnings.[18] "Kevin coming on the outside and Juan (Montoya) pushing me got me to the lead. I turned (Marcos Ambrose) around and got into my teammate (Harvick) and I was sick about that but here he came at the end of the race," said Bowyer of his triumph.[20] He also stated, "I thought we had it for sure. When two cars hook up, they just drive off from them and they [Harvick and Reutimann] were coming on the outside and ran us down, and then I quit dragging my brakes and we kind of took off again. Door to door there and all of a sudden ... [spotter Mike] Dillon is yelling at me in my ear that the caution was coming out. I looked over to make sure I was ahead of him. I thought I was, but I didn't know."[21] Harvick was happy for his teammate after the race, saying, "About 6 inches ... It's just one of those deals where we've won a few by a few inches and we've lost a few. It's hard to complain because you can wind up on the wrecker pretty easy. Happy we kept the trophy at RCR. If you're going to lose to somebody, it's good to lose to your teammates and keep the trophy and the money in the right house." Johnson, who finished seventh, was optimistic as he left the race leading the point standings: "It's going to be an awesome championship battle all the way to Homestead, and I'm really looking forward to it."[21]

The race result left Johnson leading the Drivers' Championship with 6,149 points.[22] Hamlin, who finished ninth, maintained second at 6,135, twenty-four points ahead of Harvick and 193 ahead of Jeff Gordon.[22] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet maintained their lead with 245 points.[10] Toyota remained second with 200 points.[10] Ford followed with 152 points, twenty-three points ahead of Dodge in fourth.[10] 5.177 million people watched the race on television.[5]

Three days following the race, Michael McDowell and his team, Whitney Motorsports, were given a penalty.[23] Whitney Motorsports' penalty included a $50,000 fine to Thomas Tucker (McDowell's crew chief) and an indefinite suspension of Tucker, and both Dusty Whitney and McDowell lost 50 owner and driver points respectively.[23] The team's car chief, Richard Boga, and team manager Tony Furr were also given indefinite suspensions.[23] Whitney Motorsports was penalized because of unapproved added weight location and unapproved added weight, which was caused by the lower A-frames being filled with weight pellets.[23]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying results
Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 51.863 184.640
2 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 51.903 184.498
3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 51.934 184.388
4 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 51.972 184.253
5 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 51.998 184.161
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.070 183.906
7 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 52.076 183.885
8 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 52.111 183.762
9 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 52.151 183.621
10 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 52.153 183.614
11 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 52.168 183.561
12 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 52.173 183.543
13 97 Jeff Fuller NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 52.212 183.406
14 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 52.221 183.374
15 46 Michael McDowell Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 52.250 183.273
16 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 52.258 183.245
17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.313 183.052
18 56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 52.325 183.010
19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.328 182.999
20 55 Michael Waltrip Prism Motorsports Toyota 52.351 182.919
21 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 52.367 182.863
22 71 Chad McCumbee TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 52.374 182.839
23 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.379 182.821
24 09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 52.385 182.800
25 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.388 182.790
26 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 52.389 182.786
27 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.389 182.786
28 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.428 182.650
29 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 52.443 182.598
30 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.465 182.522
31 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52.500 182.400
32 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 52.510 182.365
33 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 52.527 182.306
34 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52.541 182.258
35 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 52.616 181.998
36 43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 52.650 181.880
37 9 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 52.710 181.673
38 98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 52.716 181.653
39 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 52.799 181.367
40 37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.328 179.568
41 34 Robert Richardson Jr. Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.490 179.024
42 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 53.642 178.517
43 26 Bill Elliott Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 53.023 180.601
Failed to qualify
44 64 Landon Cassill Gunselman Motorsports Toyota 52.727 181.615
45 38 Travis Kvapil Front Row Motorsports Ford 53.064 180.461
46 66 Johnny Sauter Prism Motorsports Toyota 54.066 177.117

Race results[edit]

Race results
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 2 33 Clint Bowyer Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 188 1901
2 14 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 188 1751
3 1 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 188 1701
4 21 00 David Reutimann Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 188 1651
5 25 20 Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 1601
6 18 56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 188 1551
7 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 1511
8 31 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 1471
9 17 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 1431
10 11 12 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Dodge 188 1391
11 30 5 Mark Martin Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 188 1351
12 39 78 Regan Smith Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 188 127
13 38 98 Paul Menard Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 188 1291
14 33 19 Elliott Sadler Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 188 1261
15 10 77 Sam Hornish Jr. Penske Racing Dodge 188 1231
16 27 17 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 1201
17 23 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 1171
18 42 7 Robby Gordon Robby Gordon Motorsports Toyota 188 109
19 34 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 106
20 37 9 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 188 1081
21 28 6 David Ragan Roush Fenway Racing Ford 188 100
22 22 71 Chad McCumbee TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 188 97
23 8 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 188 94
24 9 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Toyota 188 91
25 32 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 188 931
26 16 83 Kasey Kahne Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 188 901
27 4 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 188 871
28 20 55 Michael Waltrip Prism Motorsports Toyota 188 841
29 29 82 Scott Speed Red Bull Racing Team Toyota 188 76
30 3 2 Kurt Busch Penske Racing Dodge 188 781
31 26 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 188 70
32 36 43 A. J. Allmendinger Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 187 67
33 40 37 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 187 64
34 35 47 Marcos Ambrose JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 187 661
35 15 46 Michael McDowell Whitney Motorsports Chevrolet 186 58
36 12 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 183 601
37 41 34 Robert Richardson Jr. Front Row Motorsports Ford 180 52
38 24 09 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 172 49
39 6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 163 562
40 43 26 Bill Elliott Latitude 43 Motorsports Ford 140 43
41 5 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 133 451
42 7 36 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 12 37
43 13 97 Jeff Fuller NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 2 34
Source:[18]
1 Includes five bonus points for leading a lap
2 Includes ten bonus points for leading the most laps

Standings after the race[edit]

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