Originally written on Frontstretch  |  Last updated 11/15/14
In a Nutshell: With just 17 laps remaining, the rain started to fall once again over Homestead-Miami Speedway, and just two laps later the field sat on pit road under the red flag with Johnny Sauter in the top spot. Less than ten minutes after drivers parked on pit road, NASCAR called the race, ending the 2011 season 22.5 miles short. Kevin Harvick, Nelson Piquet, Jr. and Joey Coulter rounded out the top 5. Who Should Have Won: Johnny Sauter In a rain-shortened race, it’s always hard to guess who would have come out on top had the full distance been run. But Sauter had quite the truck in the laps leading up to the caution that ultimately ended the race. For the final 40 laps, the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet held the top spot, though competitor Denny Hamlin kept closing the gap. Despite a move by Hamlin to the outside, a loose Sauter managed to hang on to the top spot before exclaiming, ‘It’s raining!’ on his radio right after he nearly slid up the track into Hamlin. Sauter led ...

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