2013 Firestone 550

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United States   2013 Firestone 550
Race details
8th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
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Date June 8, 2013
Official name Firestone 550
Location Texas Motor Speedway
Course Permanent racing facility
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance 228 laps, 342 mi / 550 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 90 °F (32 °C); wind speeds up to 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Australia Will Power Team Penske
Time 0:47.7960
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology
Time 24.2769 (on lap 51 of 228)
Podium
First Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
Second United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport
Third Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology

The 2013 Firestone 550 was twenty-third running of the Firestone 550 and the eighth round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Saturday, June 8. The race was contested over 228 laps at the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, and was televised by ABC in the United States.

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Background[edit]

Before coming to Texas Motor Speedway, IndyCar completed the first doubleheader of the season at Belle Isle in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, where Mike Conway earned his first victory of the season in the first race, while Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar series race in the second part of the doubleheader. Entering the Firestone 550, both Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves were tied atop the IndyCar drivers point championship, each with 206 point, though both did not have any victories on the season. Justin Wilson entered the race as the defending champion, earning his second IndyCar series victory in the 2012 Firestone 550.

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Classification[edit]

Starting grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 12 Australia Will Power 25 United States Marco Andretti
2 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
3 5 Venezuela E.J. Viso 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves
4 67 United States Josef Newgarden 83 United States Charlie Kimball
5 20 United States Ed Carpenter 16 United Kingdom James Jakes
6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe
7 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 98 Canada Alex Tagliani
8 7 France Sebastien Bourdais 4 Spain Oriol Servia
9 15 United States Graham Rahal 6 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra
10 18 United Kingdom Pippa Mann 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson
11 14 Japan Takuma Sato 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro
12 77 France Simon Pagenaud 55 France Tristan Vautier (R)
de Silvestro, Pagenaud and Vautier penalised 10 places for changing engine

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 228 1:52:17.4594 3 6 132 53
2 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228 + 4.6919 4 3 35 41
3 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 228 + 11.6088 4 13 35
4 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 228 + 17.6930 4 9 32
5 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228 + 19.5078 4 2 57 31
6 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 227 + 1 lap 3 4 28
7 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 227 + 1 lap 3 1 4 28
8 67 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 227 + 1 lap 4 7 24
9 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227 + 1 lap 4 12 22
10 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227 + 1 lap 4 5 20
11 14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 227 + 1 lap 4 21 19
12 16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 227 + 1 lap 4 10 18
13 77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 226 + 2 laps 5 23 17
14 6 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 226 + 2 laps 5 18 16
15 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 226 + 2 laps 3 20 15
16 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 226 + 2 laps 4 22 14
17 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 226 + 2 laps 4 8 13
18 55 France Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 225 + 3 laps 3 24 12
19 4 Spain Oriol Servià Panther DRR Chevrolet 225 + 3 laps 4 16 11
20 7 France Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 224 + 4 laps 5 15 10
21 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 223 + 5 laps 6 23 9
22 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 223 + 5 laps 6 14 8
23 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 61 Mechanical 2 11 7
24 18 United Kingdom Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda 2 Mechanical 0 19 6
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2013 Firestone 550". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved January 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Qualification Results for the Firestone 550". IndyCar.com. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 

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