2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Official Driver Standings: June 4 2011

5 06 2011

 

 

 

 

RANK +/- DRIVER POINTS BEHIND STARTS POLES WINS TOP 5 TOP 10 WINNINGS
1 Carl Edwards 445 Leader 12 2 1 6 9 4,428,830
2 +3 Kevin Harvick 409 -36 12 0 3 5 7 2,589,180
3 -1 Jimmie Johnson 408 -37 12 0 1 4 7 2,399,540
4 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 402 -43 12 1 0 2 6 1,722,760
5 -2 Kyle Busch 392 -53 12 0 2 6 7 2,550,350
6 +3 Kurt Busch 377 -68 12 0 0 2 6 2,391,050
7 -1 Matt Kenseth 374 -71 12 1 2 4 5 2,493,740
8 Clint Bowyer 365 -80 12 0 0 2 6 2,311,630
9 +1 Tony Stewart 356 -89 12 0 0 1 4 2,111,780
10 -3 Ryan Newman 353 -92 12 0 0 4 5 1,997,490

via NASCAR.COM.

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NASCAR Daytona Opener: Kurt Busch Wins Budweiser Shootout

13 02 2011

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Call it “Dancing with the Cars.” Saturday night’s Budweiser Shootout exhibition was a 200-mph tango of two-car drafts on the newly-paved, super-fast Daytona International Speedway.

In a photo finish, Kurt Busch won a predictably wild NASCAR opener on the new $20 million racing surface, pushed to the front by defending Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray a few feet before the finish line. Denny Hamlin took the checkered flag first, but was subsequently black-flagged for dropping below the yellow line on the track trying to pass Ryan Newman at the finish line.

NASCAR ruled the finish Busch, McMurray and Newman. Five-time defending Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle rounded out the top five.

“What an unbelievable experience,” Busch said.

The race had set a record for lead changes (24) with 12 laps to go — there ended up being 28. The two-car drafts were easily reaching speeds of 206 mph — nearly 15 mph faster than last year’s pole-winning speed for the Daytona 500.

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