2013 Daytona 500

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2013 Daytona 500
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 1 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
2013 Daytona 500 logo.jpg
Date February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24)
Location Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida
Course Permanent racing facility
2.5 mi (4.023 km)
Distance 200 laps, 500 mi (804.672 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 79 °F (26 °C); wind speeds approaching 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[4]
Average speed 159.250 mph (256.288 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing
Time 45.817 seconds
Qualifying race winners
Duel 1 Winner Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing
Duel 2 Winner Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 86
Winner
No. 48
Jimmie Johnson
Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip and Larry McReynolds
Nielsen Ratings 9.9/22
(16.7 million viewers)

The 2013 Daytona 500, the 55th running of the event, was held on February 24, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over 200 laps on the 2.5-mile (4 km) asphalt tri-oval. It was the first race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship. Danica Patrick won the pole for the race, becoming the first female to earn a pole position in NASCAR's highest division. She also had the best-ever finish by a woman at the Daytona 500, finishing in eighth place. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports won the race, his first win of the season and his second career win in the Great American Race, while Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second and Mark Martin finished third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Daytona International Speedway, where the race was held. The front stretch is at the bottom of the figure.

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.[5] The standard track at Daytona International Speedway is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long.[6][dead link] The track's turns are banked at 31 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 18 degrees.[6] Matt Kenseth was the defending race winner.[7]

In preparation for the race, NASCAR held several test sessions on January 10–12, 2013, for teams to test the sixth generation of race cars.[8] Every test session began at 9 a.m. EST, paused between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. EST, and concluded at 5 p.m. EST.[8] During the first session on the morning of January 10, 2013, thirty-four drivers participated; Kenseth, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, was quickest with a speed of 192.757 mph[9] while Denny Hamlin had the highest speed of 195.712 mph during the second session in the afternoon.[9]

The third test session, held during the morning of January 11, was led by Jeff Burton after having the highest speed of 194.805 mph.[10] The third session was the first session in which multiple drivers was on track to draft, which resulted in a large accident following contact between Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Marcos Ambrose.[10] Following the crash, ten teams left the track because of a shortage of parts for the new car.[10] During the fourth session, held during the afternoon, thirty-two drivers participated with 2011 race winner Trevor Bayne being quickest with a speed of 199.650 mph.[10][11] During the fifth session, held on the morning of January 12, twenty-one drivers participated; Kenseth was quickest with a speed of 194.062 mph.[12] Greg Biffle was quickest with a speed of 194.936 mph in the final session.[12]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a pole position in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race

Seven practice sessions were held before the race.[13] The first two on February 16 ran 120 minutes and 105 minutes each.[13] The next two on February 20 were 90 minutes each.[13] Two days later, two more 60 minute practice sessions were scheduled.[13] The final practice session was held on February 23.[13] Joey Logano was quickest with a time of 46.057 seconds in the first session, less than one-hundredth of a second faster than Austin Dillon.[14] Danica Patrick was just off Dillon's pace, followed by Paul Menard, Burton and Kasey Kahne.[14] Bayne was seventh, still within two-tenths of Logano's time.[14] In the second practice session, Patrick remained fastest with a time of 45.867 seconds, less than one second quicker than second-placed Tony Stewart.[15] Kyle Busch took third place, ahead of Earnhardt, Jr., Jamie McMurray and Bayne.[15]

Forty-five cars were entered for qualifying, but only forty-three raced because of NASCAR's qualifying procedure.[16] Unlike most races during the season, the qualifying session only determined the first two positions, while the rest of the drivers qualified by the 2013 Budweiser Duels.[17] Patrick clinched her first pole during her Sprint Cup career, with a time of 45.817 seconds,[18] and became the first woman to win the pole position in the Sprint Cup Series.[19] She was joined on the front row of the grid by Jeff Gordon.[18]

Once the qualifying session were completed, Patrick commented, "I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl. That was instilled in me from very young, from the beginning. Then I feel like thriving in those moments, where the pressure's on, has also been a help for me. I also feel like I've been lucky in my career to be with good teams and have good people around me. I don't think any of it would have been possible without that. For those reasons, I've been lucky enough to make history, be the first woman to do many things. I really just hope that I don't stop doing that. We have a lot more history to make. We are excited to do it."[19]

Michael Waltrip was quickest in the third practice with 45.375 seconds, followed by David Ragan, Stewart, Menard and Kyle Busch.[20] Kahne led fourth practice with 45.515 seconds, only one-tenth of a second faster than Greg Biffle.[21] Gordon was third ahead of Patrick and Carl Edwards.[21] Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch were the winners of the Budweiser Duels.[22] The qualifying grid was finalized with Harvick in third and Kyle Busch fourth.[23] Biffle qualified fifth ahead of Kahne, Juan Pablo Montoya, Dillon, Jimmie Johnson and Clint Bowyer.[23] Drivers who failed to qualify were Mike Bliss and Brian Keselowski.[23]

Aric Almirola was fastest in fifth practice with a 45.699 seconds lap, ahead of Burton, Earnhardt, Jr., Bobby Labonte and Michael McDowell.[24] Stewart led the sixth session ahead of Gordon and Patrick. Kahne was next with a 45.711 second lap ahead of Kenseth with 45.827 seconds.[25] Earnhardt's 45.319 seconds topped the final practice session, followed by David Gilliland and Bowyer. Ambrose and Almirola rounded out the first five drivers in the fourth and fifth positions.[26]

Crash at the DRIVE4COPD 300[edit]

Main article: 2013 DRIVE4COPD 300

On February 23, a crash involving 14 cars on the final lap of the DRIVE4COPD 300 support race left 33 spectators injured.[27] On the final lap of the Nationwide Series event, Brad Keselowski attempted to pass leader Regan Smith. Smith had moved to block and a chain reaction ensued with Kyle Larson's car flying into the protective fencing. Larson's car was torn apart and his engine managed to get through the fence, landing on the pathway in between the fence and first row of the grandstands. A tire and other debris went over the fence and landed half way up the stands.[27] "I didn't know what to think. I'm an emotional person and I immediately started to cry. It was very scary. Absolutely scary", a spectator remarked.[27] Local officials reported that 19 people were taken to the hospital, including two in critical condition, while others were treated on-site at the infield care center. The incident raised questions about safety at Daytona International Speedway. NASCAR chose to repair the protective fencing overnight and race the Daytona 500 as scheduled.[27]

Race[edit]

Jimmie Johnson won the race in his 400th start.

There were 28 lead changes among 14 different drivers.[28] Patrick stayed in the limelight, running in the top ten all afternoon.[28] On lap 90, she passed Michael Waltrip on a restart following a caution for debris and became the first woman to lead the Daytona 500.[29] In total, she led on three separate occasions for a total of five laps.[28]

Several pre-race favorites struggled. There were two major wrecks during the race: the first one was on lap 33, when heading into turn 1, Kyle Busch turned Kasey Kahne into the infield. As the field checked up, a total of six more cars were collected, including Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray, Casey Mears, Juan Pablo Montoya and Brad Keselowski. Later, on lap 136, as cars checked up in front of them in turn 2, Keselowski was turned sideways by Trevor Bayne. Bayne got sideways himself, came up the track and collected seven more cars (totaling nine in all), including Austin Dillon, Carl Edwards, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., David Ragan, David Gilliland, Josh Wise and Terry Labonte.[29] Jeff Gordon led the first 31 laps, but soon his car kept overheating and he never threatened the leaders after dropping back on lap 32, finishing 20th.[28][29] Matt Kenseth led the most laps, at 86, but his day ended on lap 150 with engine failure.

Jimmie Johnson, racing in his 400th career Sprint Cup start, was back in the field for most of the race. He emerged from the pack with 16 laps to go and seized control with 10 to go, racing past Keselowski on the final restart.[28][29] A caution with six laps to go for debris bunched up the field, but Johnson held on staving off a last lap charge by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Mark Martin.[28] "I had a lot of confidence those final few laps, leading the train," Johnson said. "I knew just how fast this car was."[28] Keselowski finished fourth.[29] Greg Biffle and Danica Patrick had entered the final lap in second and third place respectively before both were shuffled back by Earnhardt and Martin. Patrick finished eighth, becoming the first woman to finish in the top ten at the Daytona 500.[28] She blamed inexperience for the late fall, saying "I didn't know what to do, exactly" in the final scramble.[28] Johnson, however, said that Patrick looked "really comfortable" all race. "She held a great wheel, was smooth, took advantage of runs when she had them."[28]

Johnson became the sixth driver to win a race in his 400th Sprint Cup start, following Lee Petty, Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dave Marcis and Dale Earnhardt.

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 45.817 196.434
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 45.850 196.292
3 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 45.924 195.976
4 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 45.931 195.946
5 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 45.936 195.925
6 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 45.953 195.852
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.972 195.771
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.973 195.767
9 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 45.973 195.767
10 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 45.983 195.725
11 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.016 195.584
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.027 195.537
13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 46.034 195.508
14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.035 195.503
15 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 46.037 195.495
16 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.063 195.385
17 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.097 195.240
18 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 46.100 195.228
19 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 46.105 195.207
20 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.117 195.156
21 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 46.134 195.084
22 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 46.144 195.042
23 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 46.163 194.461
24 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 46.203 194.793
25 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 46.215 194.742
26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 46.215 194.742
27 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 46.218 194.729
28 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 46.229 194.683
29 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 46.236 194.654
30 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 46.245 194.616
31 26 Michael Waltrip Swan Racing Toyota 46.317 194.313
32 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 46.331 194.254
33 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 46.474 193.657
34 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 46.501 193.544
35 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 46.502 193.540
36 32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing Ford 46.508 193.515
37 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 46.609 193.096
38 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 46.633 192.996
39 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 46.738 192.563
40 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 46.852 192.024
41 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 47.284 190.339
42 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 47.333 190.142
43 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 47.357 190.046
44 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 47.509 189.438
45 52 Brian Keselowski Hamilton Means Racing Toyota 48.946 183.876
Source:[30]

Starting grid[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Notes
1 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Pole winner
2 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Outside pole winner
3 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet Duel race 1 winner
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Duel race 2 winner
5 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford
6 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
8 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
9 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
10 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
11 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota
13 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet
14 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota
15 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford
16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
17 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford
18 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
19 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet
20 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet
21 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford
22 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford
23 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota
24 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
25 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford
26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford
27 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota
28 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford
29 26 Michael Waltrip Swan Racing Toyota
30 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
31 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford Duel race 1 transfer
32 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford Duel race 2 transfer
33 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford Speed provisional (195.976 mph)
34 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet Speed provisional (195.946 mph)
35 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Speed provisional (195.771 mph)
36 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford Speed provisional (195.240 mph)
37 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Owner's points provisional
38 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Racing Chevrolet Owner's points provisional
39 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota Owner's points provisional
40 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota Owner's points provisional
41 32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing Ford Owner's points provisional
42 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet Owner's points provisional
43 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford Owner's points provisional
Did Not Qualify
19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota
52 Brian Keselowski Hamilton Means Racing Toyota
Source:[23]

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Led Points
1 9 48 Jimmie Johnson (W) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 17 47
2 19 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (W) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 +0.129 0 42
3 14 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 +0.255 0 41
4 15 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 200 +0.359 13 41
5 34 39 Ryan Newman (W) Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 +0.477 3 40
6 5 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 +0.524 0 38
7 38 51 Regan Smith Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 200 +0.626 1
8 1 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 +0.658 6 37
9 43 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 200 +0.691 0 35
10 42 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 200 +0.731 0 34
11 10 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 +0.827 1 34
12 28 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 +1.176 0 32
13 26 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 +1.198 0 31
14 35 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 +1.279 33 31
15 23 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 200 +1.542 0 29
16 40 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 200 +2.273 0 28
17 30 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 200 +5.306 0 27
18 24 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 +8.581 0 26
19 21 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 200 +9.266 2 26
20 2 24 Jeff Gordon (W) Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 +11.216 31 25
21 16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 +18.220 1 24
22 29 26 Michael Waltrip (W) Swan Racing Toyota 200 +19.788 4 23
23 31 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 200 +20.714 2 22
24 37 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 +24.753 0 20
25 39 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 199 +1 lap 1 20
26 41 32 Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing Ford 199 +1 lap 0 18
27 33 21 Trevor Bayne (W) Wood Brothers Racing Ford 198 +2 laps 0
28 11 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 195 +5 laps 0 16
29 17 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 181 +19 laps 0 15
30 18 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 176 Contact 0 14
31 8 33 Austin Dillon (R) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 175 +25 laps 0
32 20 1 Jamie McMurray (W) Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 161 +39 laps 0 12
33 36 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 159 +41 laps 0 11
34 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 151 Engine 0 10
35 22 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 150 Contact 0 9
36 6 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 150 +50 laps 0 8
37 12 20 Matt Kenseth (W) Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 149 Engine 86 9
38 25 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 144 Contact 0 6
39 7 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 144 +56 laps 0 5
40 32 35 Josh Wise (R) Front Row Motorsports Ford 137 Contact 0
41 13 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 118 +82 laps 0 3
42 3 29 Kevin Harvick (W) Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 47 Contact 0 2
43 27 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 42 Engine 0
Source:[31]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

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