Kahne gets surprising victory

2011 nascar sprint cup results kasey kahne kobalt tools 500

AVONDALE, AZ (TheSpread) – Kasey Kahne didn’t have much to race for, but he still found himself in the winner’s circle on Sunday in the Kobalt Tools 500 from Phoenix International Raceway.

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Kahne picked up his first race of the season and he moved into the points lead of the non-Chase drivers. In regards to the actual Chase for the Championship, Carl Edwards, who finished second on the day, maintained a three-point lead on Tony Stewart, as Stewart came in third on the day. The two now have the same point differential with one race remaining on the year.

According to oddsmakers, Kahne had 18/1 odds to win Sunday’s race, meaning a $100 wager on Kahne will pay out an additional $1,800.

Stewart led the most laps in the race, which is why he was able to maintain the 3-point difference on Edwards despite finishing a spot back. Stewart and Edwards are now the only two drivers that can win the season championship.

For complete Kobalt Tools 500 results, see below.

2011 NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500 Results – November 13, 2011 – Phoenix International Raceway

1 Kasey Kahne (4)

2 Carl Edwards (99)

3 Tony Stewart (14)

4 Jeff Burton (31)

5 Ryan Newman (39)

6 A J Allmendinger (43)

7 David Reutimann (00)

8 Marcos Ambrose (9)

9 Paul Menard (27)

10 Clint Bowyer (33)

11 Joey Logano (20)

12 Denny Hamlin (11)

13 Greg Biffle (16)

14 Jimmie Johnson (48)

15 Juan Pablo Montoya (42)

16 Mark Martin (5)

17 Jamie McMurray (1)

18 Brad Keselowski (2)

19 Kevin Harvick (29)

20 Martin Truex Jr. (56)

21 Bobby Labonte (47)

22 Kurt Busch (22)

23 Brian Vickers (83)

24 Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88)

25 Cole Whitt (84)

26 Casey Mears (13)

27 Dave Blaney (135)

28 J.J. Yeley (38)

29 Landon Cassill (51)

30 Mike Bliss (32)

31 David Gilliland (34)

32 Jeff Gordon (24)

33 David Ragan (6)

34 Matt Kenseth (17)

35 Robby Gordon (7)

36 Kyle Busch (18)

37 Geoffrey Bodine (36)

38 Regan Smith (78)

39 Scott Speed (46)

40 Michael McDowell (66)

41 Joe Nemechek (87)

42 Mike Skinner (37)

43 Travis Kvapil (55)

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