2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500

2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500
Race details[1]
Race 21 of 36 in the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season


Date August 7, 2011 (2011-08-07)
Location Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.0 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Pole position
Driver Joey Logano Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 52.309
Most laps led
Driver Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 65
Winner
No. 2
Brad Keselowski
Penske Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2011 Good Sam RV Insurance 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on August 7, 2011 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Contested over 200 laps on the 2.5-mile (4.0 km) asphalt triangular oval, it was the 21st race of the 2011 Sprint Cup Series season. Brad Keselowski of Penske Racing won the race, while brothers Kyle and Kurt Busch finished second and third respectively.

Report

Background

Pocono Raceway is one of six superspeedways to hold NASCAR races, the others being Michigan International Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.[2] The standard track at Pocono Raceway is a three-turn trianglular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long.[3] The first turn at the track is banked at 14 degrees, and the second is banked at 8 degrees. The final corners is at a 6 degree banking, while the straightaways each have 2 degrees of banking.[3] The racetrack has seats for 76,812 spectators.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved 7 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "NASCAR Race Tracks". NASCAR. Archived from the original on 28 June 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "NASCAR Tracks—The Pocono Raceway". NASCAR. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
Previous race:
2011 Brickyard 400
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
2011 season
Next race:
2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen
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