2013 Camping World RV Sales 500

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2013 Camping World RV Sales 500
Race details
Race 31 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season


Date October 20, 2013 (2013-10-20)
Location Talladega Superspeedway
Course Permanent racing facility
2.66 mi (4.256 km)
Distance 188 laps, 500.08 mi (800.128 km)
Pole position
Driver Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports
Time 47.406 seconds
Winner
No. 1
Jamie McMurray
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Television in the United States
Network NASCAR on ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2013 Camping World RV Sales 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race held on October 20, 2013, at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Contested over 188 laps on the 2.66 mile superspeedway, it was the 32nd race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship, and the sixth race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Jamie McMurray of Earnhardt Ganassi Racing won the race, breaking a 108 race winless streak, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. finished third. The race had two caution flags, 20 leaders, and 52 lead changes, both of them season highs. This was the second straight Chase race to be won by a non-Chaser.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Talladega Superspeedway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Talladega Superspeedway, is a four turn tri-oval track that is 2.66 miles (4.28 km) long.[1] The track's turns are banked at 33 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is 18 degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, is at only two degrees.[1] The racetrack has a seating capacity for 109,000 spectators.[1] Matt Kenseth was the defending race winner after winning the event during the 2012 race.[2]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Rain cancelled qualifying and Aric Almirola was awarded the pole based on his practice speed. Sam Hornish, Jr. did not qualify due to lack of attempts.

Race summary[edit]

Jamie McMurray passed Jimmie Johnson with 15 laps to go. For the final 15 laps McMurray stumped runner-up Dale Earnhardt Jr. holding Earnhardt off for the rest of the race. Austin Dillon spent most of the final 50 laps in third place. On the final lap Dillon got tapped from behind by Ricky Stenhouse Jr.. Dillon cart-wheeled over Casey Mears. Dale Earnhardt Jr. made a pass on Jamie McMurray and finished first, but McMurray took the win as Earnhardt had completed his pass after the caution came out. Officials confirmed 30 minutes after the race was over that McMurray was leader at the moment of caution.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 47.406 202.000
2 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 44.409 201.987
3 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 47.345 201.876
4 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 47.440 201.855
5 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 47.499 201.604
6 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 47.561 201.341
7 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 47.602 201.168
8 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 47.620 201.092
9 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 47.625 201.071
10 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 47.663 200.911
11 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 47.856 200.100
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.002 199.492
13 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 48.006 199.475
14 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 48.020 199.417
15 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.038 199.342
16 14 Austin Dillon Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.039 199.338
17 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.075 199.198
18 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 48.081 199.164
19 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.100 199.085
20 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 48.113 199.031
21 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. # Roush Fenway Racing Ford 48.157 198.580
22 55 Michael Waltrip Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 48.173 198.784
23 10 Danica Patrick # Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 48.239 198.512
24 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 48.283 198.331
25 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 48.294 198.286
26 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 48.310 198.220
27 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 48.429 197.733
28 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 48.456 197.623
29 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 48.462 197.598
30 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 48.479 197.529
31 30 Cole Whitt Swan Racing Company Toyota 48.484 197.508
32 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 48.556 197.216
33 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.639 196.879
34 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 48.842 196.061
35 51 Justin Allgaier Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 50.112 191.092
36 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 50.631 189.133
37 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 50.723 188.790
38 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 50.804 188.489
39 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 50.912 188.089
40 32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing Ford 51.096 187.412
41 40 Tony Raines Circle Sport Chevrolet 51.223 186.947
42 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 51.407 186.278
43 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 51.904 184.494
Failed to Qualify
12 Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Ford 48.079 199.172
Sources:[3][4]
  • Qualifying was canceled because of rain showers, prompting the grid to be set by first practice lap times.

Race results[edit]

Standings after the race[edit]