2011 NASCAR Cup Series (Simpsonverse)

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The 2011 NASCAR Cup Series was the 63rd season of professional stock car racing in the United States and the 40th modern-era Cup series season. The season included 37 races and two exhibition races, beginning with the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and ending with the AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

During the 2010 season, NASCAR announced several calendar changes, including race additions at Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway and Kentucky Speedway, and the removal of one race each from Atlanta Motor Speedway and Auto Club Speedway. Once the 2010 season had concluded, NASCAR also announced that the fuel changed from 76 unleaded to an ethanol blend called '76 Green E15'.

Stewart-Haas Racing won the Owners' Championship, while Jeff Burton won the Drivers' Championship. Chevrolet won the Manufacturers' Championship with 248 points. Landon Cassill won Rookie of the Year over Andy Lally and Terry Cook.

The 2011 season is considered one of the greatest, most exciting seasons of all time, with Burton winning the Drivers' Championship with a victory at the final race of the season in a tiebreaker over Brad Keselowski due to having nine wins on the season vs. Keselowski’s three wins. There were nineteen different race winners, the most since 2001. There were also five first time winners. In addition, the Amazing World of Gumball 400 at Nazareth Speedway tied for the closest finish in top-level history and six races were decided by a margin of 0.059 or fewer.

Teams and drivers

Complete schedule

Manufacturer Team No. Race driver Crew chief Model
Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Dale Earnhardt, Inc. 01 Aric Almirola Dan Stillman Impala
1 Martin Truex, Jr. Doug Randolph
8 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Tony Eury, Jr.
15 Brad Keselowski Tony Eury, Sr.
81 Matt Kenseth Kevin Hamlin
Furniture Row Racing 78 Regan Smith Pete Rondeau Template:Tooltip
Mike Hillman Template:Tooltip
2008 Impala
Hendrick Motorsports (Start Your Engines!) 5 Kasey Kahne Lance McGrew Camaro
24 Jeff Gordon Alan Gustafson
25 Mark Martin Steve Letarte
48 Jimmie Johnson Chad Knaus
84 Landon Cassill (R) Kenny Francis
Phoenix Racing 09/51 Bill Elliott Template:Tooltip Nick Harrison 2009 Corvette Z06
Boris Said Template:Tooltip
Mike Bliss Template:Tooltip
Earnhardt-Childress Racing (Start Your Engines!) 3 Jeff Burton Todd Berrier Template:Tooltip
Luke Lambert Template:Tooltip
30 Kevin Harvick Gil Martin
31 Paul Menard Shane Wilson
33 Clint Bowyer Slugger Labbe
Stewart Haas Racing 14 Tony Stewart Darian Grubb Camaro
39 Ryan Newman Tony Gibson
Tommy Baldwin Racing 36 Dave Blaney Template:Tooltip Kevin Buskirk Template:Tooltip
Joe Williams Template:Tooltip
Philippe Lopez Template:Tooltip
2009 Impala
Ron Fellows Template:Tooltip
Mike Skinner Template:Tooltip
Stephen Leicht Template:Tooltip
Geoffrey Bodine Template:Tooltip
Dodge Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates 40 Bryan Clauson Jeff Vandermoss Challenger
41 Kenny Irwin, Jr. Kevin Manion
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Brian Pattie
Penske Racing 2 Blaise Alexander Paul Wolfe Charger
22 Kurt Busch Steve Addington
Petty Enterprises 9 Marcos Ambrose Mike Ford Charger
43 A.J. Allmendinger Jeff Meendering
44 Chad McCumbee Mark Tudor
45 Adam Petty Billy Wilburn
46 Austin Petty Chris Hussey
Robby Gordon Motorsports 7 Robby Gordon Template:Tooltip Steven Lane Template:Tooltip
Samuel Stanley Template:Tooltip
Scott Wimmer Template:Tooltip
Johnny Sauter Template:Tooltip
Reed Sorenson Template:Tooltip
Ford Brett Favre Racing 16 Tim Steele Joey Knuckles Mustang
61 Steve Park Slugger Labbe
90 Tony Roper Darrell Bryant
FAS Lane Racing 32 Terry Labonte Template:Tooltip Frank Stoddard Fusion
Mike Skinner Template:Tooltip
Ken Schrader Template:Tooltip
Mike Bliss Template:Tooltip
Jason White Template:Tooltip
Andrew Ranger Template:Tooltip
T. J. Bell Template:Tooltip
Front Row Motorsports 34 David Gilliland Peter Sospenzo Fusion
38 Travis Kvapil Template:Tooltip Bill Henderson Template:Tooltip
Derrick Finley Template:Tooltip
Jay Guy Template:Tooltip
Sam Hornish, Jr. Template:Tooltip
Tony Ave Template:Tooltip
J. J. Yeley Template:Tooltip
Terry Labonte Template:Tooltip
Orr Motorsports 37 Rodney Orr John Page Fusion
Robert Yates Racing 28 Travis Kvapil Ben Leslie Fusion
88 Jeremy Mayfield Todd Parrott
96 Jason Leffler Larry Carter
Roush Fenway Racing 6 David Ragan Drew Blickensderfer Roush Mustang
17 Jamie McMurray Donnie Wingo
60 Greg Biffle Greg Erwin Template:Tooltip
Matt Puccia Template:Tooltip
99 Carl Edwards Bob Osborne
Toyota Germain Racing 13 Casey Mears Bootie Barker Camry
HP Racing 66 Michael McDowell Template:Tooltip Gene Nead 2010 Avalon
Todd Bodine Template:Tooltip
Josh Wise Template:Tooltip
Joe Gibbs Racing 11 Denny Hamlin Mike Ford Camry
18 Kyle Busch Dave Rogers
20 Joey Logano Greg Zipadelli
JTG Daugherty Racing 47 Bobby Labonte Frank Kerr Template:Tooltip
Brian Burns Template:Tooltip
Michael Waltrip Racing 00 David Reutimann Rodney Childers Template:Tooltip
Bobby Kennedy Template:Tooltip
56 Jerry Nadeau Pat Tryson Template:Tooltip
Chad Johnston Template:Tooltip
Scott Miller Template:Tooltip
NEMCO Motorsports 87 John Nemechek Eric Phillips Camry
97 Joe Nemechek Philippe Lopez Template:Tooltip
Steven Gray Template:Tooltip
Bill Wilburn Template:Tooltip
Red Bull Racing 82 Scott Speed Kenny Francis Avalon
83 Brian Vickers Ryan Pemberton
Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!)
Front Row Motorsports 37 Robert Richardson, Jr. Template:Tooltip Greg Conner Template:Tooltip
Mike Abner Template:Tooltip
2008 Corvette Z06

2009 Mustang

Max Q Motorsports Tony Raines Template:Tooltip
Chris Cook Template:Tooltip
Scott Speed Template:Tooltip
Jeff Green Template:Tooltip
Erik Darnell Template:Tooltip
Josh Wise Template:Tooltip
Mike Skinner Template:Tooltip
Whitney Motorsports 46 J. J. Yeley Template:Tooltip Tony Furr 2010 Camaro

2010 Fusion

2010 Mustang

Bill Elliott Template:Tooltip
Andy Pilgrim Template:Tooltip
Erik Darnell Template:Tooltip
Brian Simo Template:Tooltip
Scott Speed Template:Tooltip
TRG Motorsports 71 Andy Lally Template:Tooltip Jay Guy Template:Tooltip
Paul Clapprood Template:Tooltip
Doug Richert Template:Tooltip


Hermie Sadler Template:Tooltip
Mike Bliss Template:Tooltip

Limited schedule

Manufacturer Team No Race driver Crew chief Rounds Model
Chevrolet Curb-Agajanian Performance Group 98 Austin Dillon Danny Stockman Jr. 1 2010 Camaro
Inception Motorsports 03 David Stremme Steven Lane 23 2008 Corvette Z06
K-Automotive Motorsports 92 Brian Keselowski Bob Keselowski 6 2009 Impala
Dennis Setzer 3
Scott Riggs 1
LTD Powersports, LLC 50 T. J. Bell Jeff McClure 8 2008 Impala
Sinica Motorsports 93 Grant Enfinger Allen Wellman 1 2009 Corvette Z06
Tommy Baldwin Racing 35 Geoff Bodine Kevin Buskirk 1
Tommy Baldwin Jr. 2
Joe Cipriano 10
5 2010 Impala
Dave Blaney 5
Stephen Leicht 1
Whitney Motorsports 81 Scott Riggs Butch Lamoreux 2
Mike Abner 7
8 2008 Impala
Brian Simo 1
Dodge Robby Gordon Motorsports 77 Scott Wimmer] Patrick Donahue 2 Challenger
P. J. Jones 2
Robby Gordon 1
Stratus Racing Group 75 Derrike Cope Dave Fuge 1 2010 Charger w/ Stratus nose
Ford FAS Lane Racing 23 Terry Labonte Frank Stoddard 1 2008 Fusion
Wood Brothers Racing 21 Trevor Bayne Donnie Wingo 17 Mustang
Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 1
Max Q Motorsports 64 Derrike Cope Dave Fuge 1 2009 Fusion
TRG Motorsports 77 Andy Lally Todd Anderson 1 2010 Mustang
T. J. Bell Barry Boeckenstedt 1
Front Row Motorsports 26 Jeff Green Derrick Finley 1 Fusion
J. J. Yeley 11
Travis Kvapil 6
Leavine Family Racing 95 David Starr Wally Rogers 8 2008 Fusion
Toyota LTD Powersports, LLC 50 T. J. Bell Jeff McClure 5 2009 Camry
Michael Waltrip Racing 55 Michael Waltrip Bobby Kennedy 4 Camry
NEMCO Motorsports 67 Kevin Conway Mike Boerschinger 1
Scott Eggleston 3
4 Camry
Red Bull Racing Team 84 Cole Whitt Randy Cox 2 Avalon
R3 Motorsports 23 Scott Riggs Greg Conner 1 2009 Camry
Rusty Wallace Racing 77 Steve Wallace Chad Johnston 1 Camry
Germain Racing 65 Todd Bodine Buddy Sisco 7
Mike Abner 4
Tom Ackerman 18
2 Camry

2010 Impala

Landon Cassill 3
Mike Skinner 23
Dave Blaney 1


On August 18, 2010, the final calendar was released containing 37 races, with the addition of two exhibition races. The schedule also includes two Gatorade Duels, which are the qualifying races for the Daytona 500.

No. Race title Track Date TV
Budweiser Shootout Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 12 MGM
Gatorade Duel February 17 MGM
1 Daytona 500 February 20 MGM
2 Subway Fresh Fit 400 Rockingham Speedway, Rockingham February 27 Fox
3 Kobalt Tools 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada March 6 Fox
4 Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol March 20 Fox
5 Budweiser 400 Riverside International Raceway, Moreno Valley March 27 MGM
6 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway April 3 Fox
7 Samsung Mobile 500 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth April 9 Fox
8 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega April 17 Fox
9 Old Spice 400 Gateway International Raceway, Madison April 30 CBS
10 The Amazing World of Gumball 400 Nazareth Speedway, Nazareth May 7 Fox


Cartoon Network

11 FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks Dover International Speedway, Dover May 15 Fox
NASCAR Open Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 21 Speed
NASCAR All-Star Race XXVII Speed
12 Coca-Cola 600 May 29 Fox
13 Howard Johnson's 400 Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain June 5 CBS
14 TNN 420 Fairgrounds Speedway, Nashville June 12 TNN
15 McDonald's 400 Chicago Motor Speedway, Cicero June 19 TBS
16 GEICO 400 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet June 26 TBS
17 Coke Zero 400 powered by Coca-Cola Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 2 CBS
18 Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta July 9 TBS
19 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon July 17 TBS
20 Brickyard 400 presented by Big Machine Records.com Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway July 31 MGM
21 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 Pocono Raceway, Long Pond August 7 MGM
22 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen August 15* ESPN
23 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn August 21 MGM
24 Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol August 27 ABC
25 Showtime Southern 500 Darlington Raceway, Darlington September 6* MGM
26 Wonderful Pistachios 400 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond September 10 ABC
27 Jacob's Grand Prix Brands Hatch, West Kingsdown, Kent, England September 19* MGM
28 Sega 350 Suzuka Circuit, Suzuka September 25 ESPN
29 Tyson Holly Farms 400 North Wilkesboro Speedway, North Wilkesboro October 2 ESPN
30 Keystone Light 400 Milwaukee Mile, West Allis October 9 MGM
31 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 15 ESPN
32 Bank of America Roval 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord (Roval) October 23 TBS
33 Good Sam Club 500 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega October 30 TBS
34 Ford 400 Homestead Miami Speedway, Homestead November 6 TBS
35 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Infineon Raceway, Sonoma November 13 MGM
36 Kobalt Tools 500 Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix November 20 MGM
37 AdvoCare 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton November 27 MGM

Results and standings


No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer Report
Budweiser Shootout Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Jeff Burton Kurt Busch Dodge Report[1]
Gatorade Duel 1 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch Dodge Report
Gatorade Duel 2 Jeff Gordon Jeff Burton Jeff Burton Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
1 Daytona 500 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Ryan Newman Trevor Bayne Ford Report[2][3]
2 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Carl Edwards Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
3 Kobalt Tools 400 Matt Kenseth Tony Stewart Carl Edwards Ford Report
4 Jeff Byrd 500 Carl Edwards Jimmie Johnson Kyle Busch Toyota Report
5 Auto Club 400 Juan Pablo Montoya Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
6 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Jamie McMurray Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
7 Samsung Mobile 500 David Ragan Matt Kenseth Matt Kenseth Ford Report
8 Aaron's 499 Jeff Gordon Clint Bowyer Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
9 Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 Juan Pablo Montoya Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota Report
10 Winx Club 400 Kasey Kahne Kasey Kahne Regan Smith Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
11 FedEx400 benefiting Autism Speaks Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Matt Kenseth Ford Report
NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race Kyle Busch Greg Biffle Carl Edwards Ford Report
12 Coca-Cola 600 Brad Keselowski Matt Kenseth Kevin Harvick Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
13 STP 400 Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Brad Keselowski Dodge Report
14 5-hour Energy 500 Kurt Busch Denny Hamlin Jeff Gordon Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
15 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Kurt Busch Greg Biffle Denny Hamlin Toyota Report
16 Toyota/Save Mart 350 Joey Logano Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Dodge Report
17 Coke Zero 400 Mark Martin Ryan Newman David Ragan Ford Report
18 Quaker State 400 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Toyota Report
19 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 Ryan Newman Ryan Newman Ryan Newman Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
20 Brickyard 400 presented by BigMachineRecords.com David Ragan Kasey Kahne Paul Menard Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
21 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 Joey Logano Denny Hamlin Brad Keselowski Dodge Report
22 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Marcos Ambrose Ford Report
23 Pure Michigan 400 Greg Biffle Greg Biffle Kyle Busch Toyota Report
24 Irwin Tools Night Race Ryan Newman Jeff Gordon Brad Keselowski Dodge Report
25 AdvoCare 500 Kasey Kahne Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
26 Wonderful Pistachios 400 David Reutimann Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
27 GEICO 400 Matt Kenseth Kurt Busch Tony Stewart Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
28 Sylvania 300 Ryan Newman Jeff Gordon Tony Stewart Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
29 AAA 400 Martin Truex, Jr. Jimmie Johnson Kurt Busch Dodge Report
30 Hollywood Casino 400 Greg Biffle Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
31 Bank of America 500 Tony Stewart Kyle Busch Matt Kenseth Ford Report
32 Good Sam Club 500 Mark Martin Tony Stewart Clint Bowyer Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
33 Tums Fast Relief 500 Carl Edwards Kyle Busch Tony Stewart Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
34 AAA Texas 500 Greg Biffle Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report
35 Kobalt Tools 500 Matt Kenseth Tony Stewart Kasey Kahne Toyota Report
36 Ford 400 Carl Edwards Carl Edwards Tony Stewart Chevrolet (Start Your Engines!) Report