2011 Good Sam Club 500

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2011 Good Sam Club 500
Race details[1]
Race 32 of 36 in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Layout of Talladega Superspeedway
Layout of Talladega Superspeedway
DateOctober 23, 2011 (2011-October-23)
LocationTalladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.28 km)
Distance188 laps, 500.08 mi (804.8 km)
WeatherTemperatures up to 72 °F (22 °C); wind speeds up to 5.1 miles per hour (8.2 km/h)[2]
Average speed143.404 miles per hour (230.786 km/h)
Pole position
DriverHendrick Motorsports
Most laps led
DriverTony StewartStewart-Haas Racing
No. 33Clint BowyerRichard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
AnnouncersAllen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2011 Good Sam Club 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on October 23, 2011 at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Clint Bowyer defended his win in the previous year's race by slingshotting past his Richard Childress Racing teammate Jeff Burton on the final lap. It was the 100th career win for Richard Childress Racing.[3]


Mark Martin won the pole position with a time of 52.799, beating Jimmie Johnson who had a time of 52.801. The race saw 9 caution flags for 37 laps under caution. The race took about 3 and half hours.[4]

Race results[edit]

PosGridCarDriverTeamManufacturerLaps RunPoints
1333Clint BowyerRichard Childress RacingChevrolet18847
22531Jeff BurtonRichard Childress RacingChevrolet18843
34136Dave BlaneyTommy Baldwin RacingChevrolet18842
4162Brad KeselowskiPenske RacingDodge18841
53083Brian VickersRed Bull RacingToyota18840
6264Kasey KahneRed Bull RacingToyota18839
71214Tony StewartStewart-Haas RacingChevrolet18839
83111Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs RacingToyota18836
92315Michael WaltripMichael Waltrip RacingToyota18836
103756Martin Truex, Jr.Michael Waltrip RacingToyota18834
11999Carl EdwardsRoush Fenway RacingFord18834
12727Paul MenardRichard Childress RacingChevrolet18832
133600David ReutimannMichael Waltrip RacingToyota18831
141816Greg BiffleRoush Fenway RacingFord18831
15421Trevor BayneWood Brothers RacingFord1880
163851Landon CassillPhoenix RacingChevrolet1880
174213Casey MearsGermain RacingFord18827
181117Matt KensethRoush Fenway RacingFord18827
19199Marcos AmbroseRichard Petty MotorsportsFord18826
2015Mark MartinHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet18825
211738Travis KvapilFront Row MotorsportsFord1880
224034David GillilandFront Row MotorsportsFord18822
231542Juan Pablo MontoyaEarnhardt Ganassi RacingChevrolet18822
243520Joey LoganoJoe Gibbs RacingToyota18820
25688Dale Earnhardt, Jr.Hendrick MotorsportsChevrolet18820
26248Jimmie JohnsonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet18819
27524Jeff GordonHendrick MotorsportsChevrolet18818
2886David RaganRoush Fenway RacingFord18817
29391Jamie McMurrayEarnhardt Ganassi RacingChevrolet18416
302278Regan SmithFurniture Row RacingChevrolet18014
312443A. J. AllmendingerRichard Petty MotorsportsFord17913
321329Kevin HarvickRichard Childress RacingChevrolet17913
333418Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs RacingToyota17512
343232Terry LabonteFAS Lane RacingFord17510
352147Bobby LabonteJTG Daugherty RacingToyota1739
361422Kurt BuschPenske RacingDodge1739
37437Robby GordonRobby Gordon MotorsportsDodge1738
381039Ryan NewmanStewart-Haas RacingChevrolet1727
393371Andy LallyTRG MotorsportsFord1626
402966Michael McDowellPrism MotorsportsToyota64
412787Joe NemechekNEMCO MotorsportsToyota40
422855J. J. YeleyPrism MotorsportsToyota32
432097Kevin ConwayNEMCO MotorsportsToyota20


  1. ^ "2011 Good Sam Club 500". Racing Reference. Retrieved August 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Weather information for Talladega, Alabama". Old Farmer's Almanac. Yankee Publishing. Retrieved January 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ Aumann, Mark (October 24, 2011). "Richard Childress Racing Reaches 100th Career Win". NASCAR. Archived from the original on May 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "10/23/2011 race: Good Sam Club 500 (Cup) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-04-28. 
  5. ^ "2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Talladega Results". ESPN. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
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