Menard gets first victory

2011 nascar sprint cup series results brickyard 400 paul menard

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (TheSpread) – Paul Menard made his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup victory a good one as he took home the checkered flag in the 2011 Brickyard 400.

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Menard has been racing in the Sprint Cup Series since 2003 and finally got his first win in 167 starts by holding off Jeff Gordon on the final laps and having just enough fuel to win.

According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bodog, Menard had 75/1 odds to win the race coming into the week, meaning a $100 wager on Menard to win will pay out an additional $7,500.

This race saw a lot of surprise performances, including Regan Smith, who came in third place. Points leader Carl Edwards finished in 14th place and stayed ahead of Jimmie Johnson, who finished 19th.

For complete Brickyard 400 results, see below.

2011 Brickyard 400 Results – July 31 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1 Paul Menard (27)

2 Jeff Gordon (24)

3 Regan Smith (78)

4 Jamie McMurray (1)

5 Matt Kenseth (17)

6 Tony Stewart (14)

7 Greg Biffle (16)

8 Mark Martin (5)

9 Brad Keselowski (2)

10 Kyle Busch (18)

11 Kevin Harvick (29)

12 Ryan Newman (39)

13 Clint Bowyer (33)

14 Carl Edwards (99)

15 Brian Vickers (83)

16 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

17 Bobby Labonte (47)

18 Kasey Kahne (4)

19 Jimmie Johnson (48)

20 Landon Cassill (51)

21 Kurt Busch (22)

22 A J Allmendinger (43)

23 David Ragan (6)

24 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

25 Joey Logano (20)

26 Andy Lally (71)

27 Denny Hamlin (11)

28 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

29 Casey Mears (13)

30 Trevor Bayne (21)

31 Dave Blaney (36)

32 Mike Bliss (32)

33 David Gilliland (34)

34 Marcos Ambrose (9)

35 Jeff Burton (31)

36 David Reutimann (00)

37 Michael McDowell (66)

38 Joe Nemechek (87)

39 Scott Speed (37)

40 Mike Skinner (60)

41 Terry Labonte (223)

42 T.J. Bell (150)

43 Robby Gordon (7)

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