2013 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen

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2013 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen
Race details
Race 22 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Cheez-It 355 at The Glen logo 2013.jpg
Date August 11, 2013
Location Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York
Course Permanent racing facility
2.454 mi (5.43 km)
Distance 90 laps, 220.5 mi (354.9 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 78.1 °F (25.6 °C); wind speeds up to 8.9 miles per hour (14.3 km/h)[1]
Average speed 87.001 mph (140.015 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports
Time 68.777 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports
Laps 51
Winner
No. 18
Kyle Busch
Joe Gibbs Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree
Nielsen Ratings 2.7 (4.171 million viewers)

The 2013 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on August 11, 2013, at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York. Contested over 90 laps on the 2.45-mile (4.023 km) road course, it was the twenty-second race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Kyle Busch of Joe Gibbs Racing won the race, his third of the season, while Brad Keselowski finished second and Martin Truex, Jr. finished third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

The short course at Watkins Glen International.

The course, Watkins Glen International, is one of two road courses to hold NASCAR races, the other being Sonoma Raceway.[2] The standard short road course at Watkins Glen International is a 7-turn course that is 2.45 miles (3.94 km) long;[3] the track was modified in 1992, adding the Inner Loop, which lengthened the long course to 3.4 miles (5.5 km) and the short course to the current length of 2.45 miles (3.94 km).[4] Marcos Ambrose was the defending race winner after winning the race in 2011 and 2012.[5]

On August 6, it was announced that Tony Stewart would not be participating after breaking both bones in his right leg in a Sprint car accident at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa on the night of August 5.[6][7] Instead, road racing veteran Max Papis would step in and replace Stewart for the Watkins Glen event, with future drivers to be decided for the next four or five oval races.[8] This marked the first race since his debut in the 1999 Daytona 500 that a Sprint Cup race did not have Stewart in the field, ending a streak of 521 straight starts for Stewart.

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Qualifying order[edit]

Source:[9]

Race[edit]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 68.777 128.241
2 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 68.929 127.958
3 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 69.197 127.462
4 47 AJ Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 69.213 127.433
5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 69.231 127.400
6 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 69.245 127.374
7 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 69.369 127.146
8 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 69.372 127.141
9 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 69.388 127.111
10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 69.428 127.038
11 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 69.486 126.932
12 35 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 69.546 126.823
13 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 69.551 126.813
14 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 69.577 126.766
15 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 69.715 126.515
16 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 69.743 126.464
17 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 69.791 126.377
18 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 69.802 126.357
19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 69.822 126.321
20 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 69.884 126.209
21 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 69.931 126.124
22 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 69.952 126.086
23 51 Owen Kelly Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 69.994 126.011
24 33 Ron Fellows Circle Sport Chevrolet 70.042 125.924
25 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 70.069 125.876
26 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 70.161 125.711
27 32 Boris Said FAS Lane Racing Ford 70.163 125.707
28 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 70.228 125.591
29 14 Max Papis Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 70.229 125.589
30 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 70.622 124.890
31 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 70.646 124.848
32 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 70.677 124.793
33 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 70.800 124.576
34 36 Victor Gonzalez, Jr. Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 71.199 123.878
35 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 71.273 123.750
36 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 71.297 123.708
37 19 Alex Kennedy Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 71.309 123.687
38 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 71.338 123.637
39 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 71.616 123.157
40 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 71.652 123.095
41 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 72.293 122.004
42 87 Tomy Drissi NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 73.320 120.295
43 52 Brian Keselowski Brian Keselowski Motorsports Toyota 74.165 118.924
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Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Points1
1 5 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 21 47
2 8 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 90 0 42
3 3 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 90 0 41
4 16 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 0 40
5 11 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 1 40
6 2 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 90 0 38
7 9 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 90 0 37
8 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 90 0 36
9 13 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 90 0 35
10 4 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 90 0 34
11 6 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 1 34
12 30 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 90 0 32
13 26 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 90 8 32
14 14 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 90 0 30
15 29 14 Max Papis Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 90 0 0[2]
16 17 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 0 28
17 7 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 90 0 27
18 33 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 90 0 26
19 20 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 0 25
20 35 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 90 0 24
21 31 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 90 0 23
22 27 32 Boris Said FAS Lane Racing Ford 90 0 22
23 10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 90 0 21
24 23 51 Owen Kelly Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 90 0 0[2]
25 21 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 90 0 19
26 22 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 90 0 18
27 40 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 90 0 17
28 41 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 90 0 0[2]
29 37 19 Alex Kennedy Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 90 0 15
30 25 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 85 0 14
31 1 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 84 51 15
32 15 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 84 0 0[2]
33 39 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 83 0 11
34 19 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 82 0 10
35 24 33 Ron Fellows Circle Sport Chevrolet 74 0 9
36 28 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 65 0 8
37 32 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 58 0 7
38 12 35 Michael McDowell Front Row Motorsports Ford 58 0 6
39 43 52 Brian Keselowski Brian Keselowski Motorsports Toyota 47 0 5
40 38 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 41 0 4
41 34 36 Victor Gonzalez, Jr. Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 39 0 3
42 42 87 Tomy Drissi NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 39 0 2
43 36 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 4 0 1
Notes
  1. ^1 Points include 3 Chase for the Sprint Cup points for winning, 1 point for leading a lap, and 1 point for most laps led.
  2. a b c d Ineligible for driver's championship points.

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Cheez-It 355 at The Glen weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ White, Rea (5 August 2010). "Road course races challenge the specialsts". Fox Sports. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Watkins Glen". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Watkins Glen History". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "2011 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Stewart breaks leg in sprint race". Fox News. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  7. ^ Gluck, Jeff; Andy Hamilton (August 6, 2013). "Tony Stewart suffers broken leg in sprint car crash". USA Today. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Stewart could face 4-6 weeks of recovery time"
  9. ^ "Sprint Cup qualifying order at Watkins Glen". NASCAR. August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013. 


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