2013 Budweiser Duels

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The 2013 Budweiser Duels were a pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car races that were held on February 21, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Both contested over 60 laps, were the qualifying races for the 2013 Daytona 500. The first race was won by Kevin Harvick for the Richard Childress Racing team. Greg Biffle finished second, and Juan Pablo Montoya clinched third. Afterward, the second race was won by Kyle Busch. Kasey Kahne followed in the second position, ahead of third placed Austin Dillon.

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Background[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, where the races were held.

Daytona International Speedway is one of six superspeedways to hold NASCAR races, the others being Michigan International Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Talladega Superspeedway.[1] The standard track at Daytona International Speedway is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long.[2] The track's turns are banked at 31 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 18 degrees.[2]


Races[edit]

Race 1[edit]

In the first Duel, consisting of cars that had qualified in an odd-numbered position, 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne dominated the race until Denny Hamlin lost control of his car on lap 53, crashing into Montoya, Edwards, and Bayne, ending their races. After the caution and green flag pit stops. Kevin Harvick took over the race lead and captured the first Duel, with Scott Speed taking the transfer spot. Brian Keselowski would be the only car in the first Duel that failed to qualify.

Race 2[edit]

The second duel was dominated by Jeff Gordon. With no cautions, Kyle Busch took the lead after crew chief Dave Rogers made the call to take only fuel. Busch would hold off Kasey Kahne and Austin Dillon to take his second Duel win. Mike Bliss was the second driver to miss the Daytona 500 after getting a window net penalty early.

Results[edit]

Qualifying 1[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed Grid
10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 45.817 196.4341 1
21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 45.924 195.976 2
14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 45.936 195.925 3
11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.972 195.771 4
22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 45.973 195.767 5
88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.016 195.584 6
42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 46.034 195.508 7
13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 46.037 195.495 8
99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.097 195.240 9
56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 46.105 195.207 10
48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.134 195.084 11
2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 46.163 194.461 12
29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.215 194.742 13
16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.218 194.729 14
38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 46.236 194.654 15
26 Michael Waltrip Swan Racing Toyota 46.317 194.313 16
78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 46.474 193.657 17
95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 46.502 193.540 18
51 Regan Smith Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 46.609 193.096 19
47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 46.738 192.563 20
83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 47.284 190.339 21
87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 47.357 190.046 22
52 Brian Keselowski Hamilton Means Racing Toyota 48.946 183.876 23
Source:[3][4]

Race results 1[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Led
1 13 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60 23
2 14 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60 +0.165 0
3 7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 60 +0.354 0
4 11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 +0.379 0
5 17 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 60 +0.446 0
6 3 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 60 +0.535 0
7 12 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 60 +0.593 0
8 8 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 60 +0.622 0
9 6 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 +0.678 0
10 5 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 60 +0.730 0
11 20 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 60 +0.738 0
12 15 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 60 +0.811 0
13 22 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 60 +0.829 0
14 16 26 Michael Waltrip Swan Racing Toyota 60 +0.854 0
15 18 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 60 +0.944 0
16 21 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 60 +0.961 0
17 1 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 60 +6.294 0
18 19 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 60 +31.440 0
19 10 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 60 +0.467 0
20 4 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 59 +1 lap 0
21 23 52 Brian Keselowski Hamilton Means Racing Toyota 58 +2 laps 0
22 9 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 52 Contact 0
23 2 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 52 Contact 37
Truex Jr. black-flagged for window out of car.
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Qualifying 2[edit]

No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed Grid
24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 45.850 196.292 1
39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 45.931 195.946 2
5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 45.953 195.852 3
18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.973 195.7674 4
20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.983 195.725 5
17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.027 195.537 6
27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.035 195.503 7
33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.063 195.385 8
15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 46.100 195.228 9
31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.117 195.156 10
1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 46.144 195.042 11
9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 46.203 194.793 12
43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 46.215 194.742 13
55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 46.229 194.683 14
34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 46.245 194.616 15
35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 46.331 194.254 16
98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 46.501 193.544 17
32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing Ford 46.508 193.515 18
7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 46.633 192.996 19
36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 46.852 192.024 20
93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 47.333 190.142 21
19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 47.509 189.438 22
Source:[3][5]

Race results 2[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Time Led
1 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60 0:46:50 19
2 3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 +0.093 0
3 8 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60 +0.203 0
4 9 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 60 +0.314 1
5 5 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 60 +0.403 0
6 14 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 60 +0.831 0
7 7 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60 +3.747 0
8 10 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 60 +9.425 0
9 11 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 60 +17.232 0
10 15 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 60 +17.442 0
11 12 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 60 +17.660 1
12 1 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 60 +38.154 38
13 13 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 60 +38.305 0
14 6 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 59 +1 lap 0
15 19 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 59 +1 lap 0
16 16 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 59 +1 lap 0
17 21 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 59 +1 lap 0
18 18 32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing Ford 59 +1 lap 0
19 17 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 59 +1 lap 0
20 20 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 59 +1 lap 0
21 2 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 58 +2 laps 1
22 22 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 55 +5 laps 0
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race Tracks". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Daytona International Speedway Track Facts". Daytona International Speedway. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Daytona 500 Qualifying Results". Motor Racing Network. February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Budweiser Duel 1 Lineup". Motor Racing Network. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Budweiser Duel 2 Lineup". Motor Racing Network. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.