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04-04-2011, 04:05 PM
Car# Driver Manu Sponsor Owner
1 00 David Reutimann Toyota Aaron's Dream Machine Rob Kauffman
2 1 Jamie McMurray Chevy Bass Pro Shops Teresa Earnhardt
3 2 Brad Keselowski Dodge Miller Lite Roger Penske
4 4 Kasey Kahne Toyota Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
5 5 Mark Martin Chevy GoDaddy.com Mary Hendrick
6 6 David Ragan Ford UPS Freight John Henry
7 7 Robby Gordon Dodge SPEED Energy / Fast Five Robby Gordon
8 9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Stanley Richard Petty
9 09 Landon Casill (I) Chevy Security Benefits James Finch
10 11 Denny Hamlin Toyota FedEx Office - March of Dimes J D Gibbs
11 13 Casey Mears Toyota GEICO Bob Germain
12 14 Tony Stewart Chevy Mobil 1 / Office Depot Margaret Haas
13 16 Greg Biffle Ford 3M Jack Roush
14 17 Matt Kenseth Ford Crown Royal Black John Henry
15 18 Kyle Busch Toyota Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs
16 20 Joey Logano Toyota Home Depot Joe Gibbs
17 21 Trevor Bayne (i) Ford Motorcraft / Quick Lane Richard Petty
18 22 Kurt Busch Dodge Shell / Pennzoil Walter Czarnecki
19 24 Jeff Gordon Chevy DuPont Rick Hendrick
20 27 Paul Menard Chevy Menards / Quaker State Tom Pumpelly
21 29 Kevin Harvick Chevy Budweiser Richard Childress
22 31 Jeff Burton Chevy Caterpillar Richard Childress
23 32 Ken Schrader Ford VA Mortgage Co Frank Stoddard
24 33 Clint Bowyer Chevy Cheerios Richard Childress
25 34 David Gilliland Ford Gander Mountain Bob Jenkins
26 36 Dave Blaney Chevy Accell Construction Tommy Baldwin
27 37 Tony Raines Ford TBA Bob Jenkins
28 38 Travis Kvapil (i) Ford Long John Silver's Bob Jenkins
29 39 Ryan Newman Chevy U.S. Army Reserve Tony Stewart
30 42 Juan PabloMontoya Chevy Target Chip Ganassi
31 43 A.J. Allmendinger Ford Valvoline Richard Petty
32 46 J.J. Yeley Chevy Red Line Tommy McMillan
33 47 Bobby Labonte Toyota Bush's Baked Beans Tad Geschickter
34 48 Jimmie Johnson Chevy Lowe's - Kobalt Tools Jeff Gordon
35 56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota NAPA Michael Waltrip
36 60 Todd Bodine (i) Toyota Big Red Bob Germain
37 66 Michael McDowell Toyota HP Racing Phil Parsons
38 71 Andy Lally # Ford Eco-Fuel Saver Richard Petty
39 78 Regan Smith Chevy farmamerican.org Barney Vissar
40 83 Brian Vickers Toyota Red Bull Dietrich Mateschitz
41 87 Joe Nemechek (i) Toyota TBA Andrea Nemechek
42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevy AMP Energy / National Guard Rick Hendrick
43 92 Brian Keselowski Dodge K-Automotive Motorsports Brian Keselowski
44 95 David Starr (i) Ford WRL General Cont. Lance Delton
45 99 Carl Edwards Ford Scotts Jack Roush

RED - Not in top 35, must qualify on speed

04-06-2011, 10:28 PM
Race: Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Fort Worth, TX

Title Sponsor: Samsung

Scheduled Green Flag (approx): 7:45pm/et

Television Coverage/Re-air/TV Team
•NASCAR Pre-race: FOX - 7:00pm/et

•Television Race Coverage: FOX, 7:30pm/et

•In the Booth: Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds

•Pit Reporters: Dick Berggren, Steve Byrnes, Matt Yocum, Krista Voda

•Hollywood Hotel: Chris Myers and Jeff Hammond

•SPEED's NASCAR Raceday Pre-Race Show: 5:00pm/et with John Roberts, Kyle Petty, Kenny Wallace

•Scheduled Race Re-Air Dates/Times:
Wednesday, April 13 at 12:00pm/et on SPEED

Radio Coverage/Shows/ Team

•This Week - Performance Racing Network (PRN) and XM Sirius Satellite



Event ScheduleWednesday, April 6th
5:00 pm NNS Haulers Enter
7:00 pm NSCS Haulers Enter

Thursday, April 7th
8:30 am NNS Garage Opens
11:30 am NSCS Garage Opens
2:00 - 4:00 pm NNS Practice
4:10 5:50 pm NSCS Practice
6:00 7:30 pm NNS Practice
7:00 pm NSCS Garage Closes
9:00 pm NNS Garage Closes

Friday, April 8th
8:30 am NNS Garage Opens
9:30 10:45 am NNS Practice
11:15 am 12:30 pm NNS Practice
12:00 pm NSCS Garage Opens
2:00 3:30 pm NSCS Final Practice
4:00 pm NNS Pole Qualifying
5:40 pm NSCS Pole Qualifying Day
7:30 pm NNS O'Reilly Auto Parts 300
8:00 pm NSCS Garage Closes

Saturday, April 9th
12:00 pm NSCS Garage Opens
4:00 pm Pre-Race Show Begins
5:00 pm Concert performed by 3 Doors Down Opens
6:30 pm NSCS Samsung Mobile 500

NSCS = Sprint Cup Series
Times are local to the Track

•Track Specifications:
Track/Race Length: 1.5-mile quad oval, 334 laps, 501 miles
Track Size: 1.5 miles
Race: 334 laps, 501 miles
Width: 58 feet (minimum)
Turns: 750-foot radius
Degree of Banking: Turns: 24 degrees
Straightaways/dogleg: Banking: 5 degrees;
Straights: Front Straight - 2250 feet; Back Stretch - 1330 feet
Front Straightaway Grandstand: 66 rows, 112,522. Includes: PSL seats (36,000 w/armrests); and Handicapped Seating (1,595 Row 28 at portal entrances)
Back Straightaway Grandstand: 12 rows, 9,855
Luxury Suites: 144 with seating for 9,992
Victory Lane Club Suites: 50 with seating for 3,152
Condominium Seating: 2,571
Infield Capacity: Approx. 53,000
Grandstand Seating: 122,377
Total Permanent Seating: 138,122
Total Estimated Capacity: 191,122 Pit Road: 45 pit stalls for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Pit Road Speed: 45mph
Pace Car Speed: 55mph
Opened: 1997

•Carry-in items:
Coolers: allowed (14-inch by 14-inch by 14-inch limit)
Glass containers: not allowed
Alcoholic beverages: allowed
Cameras/binoculars: allowed

•Race Festivities/Officials:
Grand Marshal: ?
Command to start engines: ?
Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: ?
National Anthem: ?
Military Flyover: ?

Texas Motor Speedway
Speedway Motorsports
ESPN's NASCAR Track Guide: Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Motor Speedway - Facebook
Texas Motor Speedway - Twitter
Texas Motor Speedway - MySpace
for info on the old Texas shareholder vs NASCAR lawsuit, see my Lawsuit's Page

Track Records
•April 2010 Pole Sitter: #14-Tony Stewart, 191.327mph, finished 32nd

•November 2010 Pole Winner: #19-Elliott Sadler, 195.397 mph, finished 23rd

•Track Pole Record: #25-Brian Vickers, 196.235, 11/3/2006

•Oldest Pole Winner: Bill Elliott, 46 years, 6 months, 0 days, 4/08/2002

•Youngest Pole Winner: Brian Vickers, 23 years, 0 months, 12 days, 11/05/2006

•April 2010 Race Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 146.230mph, started 29th

•November 2010 Race Winner: #11-Denny Hamlin, 140.456mph, started 30th

•Track Race Record: Carl Edwards, Nov 2005, 151.055mph

•Slowest Race Record: Jeff Burton, 1997, 125.102mph

•Oldest Race Winner: Dale Jarrett, 44 years, 4 months, 6 days, 4/1/2001

•Youngest Race Winner: Ryan Newman, 25 years, 3 months, 22 days, 3/30/2003

•Most Wins: 3 - Carl Edwards

•Most Poles: 2 - Ryan Newman, Bobby Labonte, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon

•Most Top 5s: 8 - Matt Kenseth

•Most Top 10s: 12 - Mark Martin

•Texas Winners List, Big Names All:
Texas' wins list reads like the 2030 NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee list. A quick By the Numbers .
16 - Number of different winners in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Texas.
14 - Number of winners who have made at least one Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup.
2 - Only two Texas race winners haven't earned a Chase berth: Terry Labonte and Dale Jarrett. But both won championships (Labonte in 1984, '96; Jarrett in 1999) prior to the Chase's inception in 2004.
7 - Texas race winners who have won series championships: Kurt Busch, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Jarrett and Labonte.(NASCAR)(4-6-2011)

•At Texas Motor Speedway::
Construction began in 1995.
The first NASCAR race was a NASCAR Nationwide Series event on April 5, 1997.
The first NASCAR Sprint Cup race was on April 6, 1997.
There have been 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Texas Motor Speedway, one per season from 1997 through 2004 and two races per year since 2005.
Four drivers have competed in all 20 Texas races: Jeff Burton, Jeff Gordon, Bobby Labonte and Mark Martin.
Jeremy Mayfield was the first pole winner, in 1998. Qualifying for the inaugural race in 1997 was canceled.
Jeff Burton won the first NASCAR Sprint Cup race.
14 drivers have scored poles, led by Dale Earnhardt Jr., Bobby Labonte, Ryan Newman and Jeff Gordon with two.
16 drivers have won races, led by Carl Edwards, with three. Denny Hamlin and Jeff Burton each have two wins.
14 of 20 races have been won from a top-10 starting position. Only one has been won from the pole (Kasey Kahne in 2006).
Matt Kenseth started 31st en route to his victory at Texas in 2002, the deepest in the field that a race winner has started.
Both Jeff Burton (1997) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (2000) scored their first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Texas, and 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne made his first series start at Texas (11/07/10).
Martin Truex Jr. scored his first series pole at Texas (11/04/07).
Three of the last four races have had a margin of victory under one second.
Denny Hamlin (8.8) and Matt Kenseth (9.3) are the only two active drivers to average a top-10 finish.
Roush Fenway Racing leads all owners in victories, with seven. Joe Gibbs Racing and Hendrick Motorsports have three wins each.
There has been two season sweeps, by Carl Edwards in 2008 and Denny Hamlin in 2010.(NASCAR)(4-5-2011)

Practice Dates/Times/Television coverage
(times in eastern time)

Thursday, April 7, 5:10 - 6:50pm/et, TV-SPEED

•Happy Hour 'Final' practice: Friday, April 8, 3:00 - 4:30pm/et, TV-SPEED

Qualifying Information/Times/Television coverage
•Qualifying Draw: none, qualifying order is set by practice speeds, if rained out, then by points

•Qualifying: 2 laps for positions 1-42, Friday, April 8 at 6:40 pm/et, TV-SPEED, re-air at 12:30am/et;
AND live via radio at PRN Radio only on NASCAR.com.

QUALIFYING INFO, PRACTICE SPEED and ENTRIESinfo, news, speeds and links
•Coverage of Qualifying for the Samsung Mobile 500 Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for Friday, April 8, 2011 at 6:40pm/et.
Television (TV): SPEED, 6:30pm/et
Radio: Performace Racing Network (MRN) and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio 128, via nascar.com only
Qualifying Re-Air: on SPEED at 12:30am/et

04-06-2011, 10:47 PM
I can't wait to see Texas at night!

04-09-2011, 08:00 PM
Lots of hard racing going on for it to be as early as it is.

04-09-2011, 09:42 PM
:yawn: Can we PLEASE get rid of these 1.5 mile tracks?

04-09-2011, 10:53 PM
The Cautions have been too spread out, this has been boring.

04-09-2011, 11:11 PM
Kenseth! :clap:

04-09-2011, 11:13 PM
On to 'Dega. Though, it will probably be more 2 car drafting like Daytone. Nothing to get excited for I guess. :shrug:

04-09-2011, 11:14 PM
Jr. finished 9th, he seemed to have a little bit better car than that but I guess it could have been worse.

04-10-2011, 02:16 AM
One of the worst races I've ever seen. What, 3 cautions, 1 of which came at lap 10 and two of which came within 3 laps of each other? So basically two separate 160 lap green flag runs at a track where people just got spread out. Awesome. I don't want to see crashes; I just want to see some more cautions so the cars get bunched up together. There was basically no racing going on.

04-10-2011, 02:20 AM
They can't just make up a caution :shrug:

04-10-2011, 08:40 AM
They can't just make up a caution :shrug:

Bull crap. They find "debris" almost every single time Jimmie and a couple others are about to go a lap down/are in the lucky dog position. And you fans who want to deny that are just lying to yourselves; I've seen it enough times to know it's true.

04-10-2011, 05:01 PM
Yup it is true, just like they have done for Jr in the past. Theres a bunch of drivers nascar favors, but people just tend to point out all the times they favor Jimmie because everyone hates him.

Anyways, Everyone should know what they are going to get on a wide 1.5 track with multiple grooves.