2013 Bank of America 500

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2013 Bank of America 500
Race details
Race 31 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Date October 12, 2013
Location Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi (2.4 km)
Distance 334 laps, 501 mi (806.281 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching a high around 84 °F (29 °C); wind speeds approaching a maximum of 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Time 27.791 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports
Winner
No. 2
Brad Keselowski
Penske Racing
Television in the United States
Network ABC
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2013 Bank of America 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on October 12, 2013, at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Contested over 334 laps on the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) asphalt quad-oval, it was the thirty-first race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season, as well as the fifth race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ends the season. Brad Keselowski won the race, his first of the season, while Kasey Kahne finished second and Matt Kenseth finished third. This was the first time since October 2011 that a Chase race was "spoiled" by a non-Chase driver.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Race summary[edit]

Dale Earnhardt, Jr. helped to enhance fuel injection research for NASCAR as he was leading lap 34 out of 334. His contribution to the fledgling technology came in the form of driving the one-millionth mile with an electronic fuel injection system.[2]

Race results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Bank of America 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Electronic fuel injection hits milestone in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series". Auto Week. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 


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