The 2011 Owner Points Cutoff

by Peter Carcia (4/1/2011)

 

   Every season at Martinsville, the season for the smaller funded teams change dramatically. Those teams who bought lock-in positions in the offseason are tested for their success. Teams who strengthened are rewarded. Teams who fall are punished. Yes, it is now time to scrap the owners points from 2010, because it is now all about now. Here is the updated teams that are locked into the race at Martinsville:

Rank No. Team Points From 35th Attempts
30 1 Earnhardt Ginassi Racing 97 36 6
31 20 Joe Gibbs Racing 93 32 6
32 78 Furniture Row Racing 92 31 6
33 32 FAS Lane Racing 77 16 6
34 7 Robby Gordon Motorsports 69 8 6
35 13 Germain Racing 67 6 6
36 71 The Racer's Group 61 -6 6
37 36 Tommy Baldwin Racing 58 -9 6
38 37 Max Q / Front Row Motorsports 58 -9 6
39 38 Front Row Motorsports 55 -12 6
40 77 Rusty Wallace Racing 24 -43 1
41 46 Whitney Motorsports 20 -47 6
42 60 Germain Racing 13 -54 6
43 87 NEMCO Motorsports 13 -54 6
44 92 K-Automotive Motorsports 9 -58 5
45 66 HP Racing, LLC 9 -58 6
46 15 Michael Waltrip Racing 4 -63 1
47 64 Max Q Motorsports 0 -67 1
48 97 NEMCO Motorsports 0 -67 1
49* 75 Stratus Racnig Group 0 -67 1
50* 30 Inception Motorsports 0 -67 0
51* 98 Curb-Agajanian Performance Group 0 -67 0

 MARTINSVILLE NOTES:

#7 - Robby Gordon was originally going to run part time after he took his owner points from last year. With his car remaining in the top 35 after cutoff, the story may change for 2011.

#37 - The 37 car began the season as a third entry for Front Row Motorsports as it did last year. Now it is being run and taken care of by Max Q Motorsports, hence the new look of the car.

#77 - Steven Wallace is not expected to run any other races this season after finishing 20th at the Daytona 500.

#66 - HP Racing LLC has yet to withdraw from the weekly entry list, but is expected to be a part time team. When they will start skipping race is yet to be announced.

#64 - After Larry Gunselman took over the 37, it is unlikely that this car will run any more races.

#75 - On the Martinsville entry list.

#30, #98 - These new teams are planning on running races later in the year.