2013 Pure Michigan 400

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2013 Pure Michigan 400
Race details[1]
Race 23 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Michigan International Speedway
Michigan International Speedway
Date August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
Location Michigan International Speedway
Brooklyn, Michigan
Course Permanent racing facility
2.0 mi (3.2 km)
Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (640 km)
Weather Temperatures up to 81 °F (27 °C); wind speeds up to 4.1 miles per hour (6.6 km/h)[2]
Average speed 144.593 mph (232.700 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Joey Logano Penske Racing
Time 35.303 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Joey Logano Penske Racing
Laps 52
Winner
No. 22
Joey Logano
Penske Racing
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree
Nielsen Ratings 3.0 (4.585 million viewers)

The 2013 Pure Michigan 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on August 18, 2013, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Contested over 200 laps on the 2.0-mile (3.2 km) superspeedway, it was the twenty-third race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Joey Logano of Penske Racing won the race, his first of the season. Kevin Harvick finished second and Kurt Busch was third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Michigan International Speedway's front stretch and infield.

The track, Michigan International Speedway, is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[3] Opened in 1960, the track's turns are banked at eighteen degrees, while the 3,600-foot-long front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at twelve degrees.[3] The back stretch, has a five degree banking and is 2,242 feet long.[3] Michigan International Speedway has a grandstand seating capacity of 84,000 people.[3] Greg Biffle was the defending race winner after winning the race in 2012.[4]

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 808 points, while Clint Bowyer stood in second with 733 points.[5] Carl Edwards followed in the third with 728, twenty-one points ahead of Kevin Harvick and thirty-five ahead of Kyle Busch in fourth and fifth.[5] Dale Earnhardt, Jr., with 670, was in sixth; eleven ahead of Matt Kenseth, who was scored seventh.[5] Eighth-placed Brad Keselowski was seven points ahead of Biffle and nine ahead of Martin Truex, Jr. in ninth and tenth.[5] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 156 points, twelve points ahead of Toyota.[6] Ford was third with 111 points.[6]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Three practice sessions were held before the race. The first session, scheduled on August 16, 2013, was 90 minutes long. The second and third, held a day later on August 17, 2013, were each 55 minutes long.[7]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 35.303 203.949
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 35.347 203.695
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.386 203.470
4 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.430 203.218
5 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.448 203.114
6 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 35.470 202.998
7 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.500 202.817
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.503 202.800
9 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 35.516 202.726
10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.576 202.384
11 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.590 202.304
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.603 202.230
13 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.623 202.117
14 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 35.679 201.799
15 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.707 201.641
16 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.716 201.590
17 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.716 201.590
18 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 35.761 201.337
19 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.815 201.033
20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.868 200.736
21 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 35.890 200.613
22 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.890 200.613
23 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 35.907 200.518
24 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 35.953 200.261
25 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 35.968 200.178
26 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36.001 199.994
27 14 Austin Dillon Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.003 199.983
28 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.056 199.989
29 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.087 199.518
30 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 36.212 198.829
31 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.381 197.906
32 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 36.418 197.704
33 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 36.424 197.672
34 32 Timmy Hill FAS Lane Racing Ford 36.543 197.028
35 36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36.546 197.012
36 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 36.552 196.980
37 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 36.582 196.818
38 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 36.707 196.148
39 51 Brendan Gaughan Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 36.795 195.679
40 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.808 195.610
41 98 Johnny Sauter Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 36.889 195.180
42 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 37.010 194.542
43 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 37.378 192.627

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Points1
1 1 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 200 51 48
2 15 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0 42
3 2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 200 43 42
4 20 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0 40
5 11 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 0 39
6 26 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 1 39
7 31 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 0 37
8 5 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0 36
9 16 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 28 36
10 19 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 0 34
11 6 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 0 33
12 9 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 200 17 33
13 21 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 0 31
14 27 14 Austin Dillon Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 0 0[2]
15 12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 0 29
16 17 56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 0 28
17 13 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 200 0 27
18 14 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 0 26
19 22 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 0 25
20 8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 9 25
21 18 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 200 1 0[2]
22 29 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 0 22
23 28 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 0 21
24 24 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 200 1 21
25 33 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 200 2 20
26 36 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 200 0 18
27 4 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 199 23 18
28 38 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 198 0 16
29 34 32 Timmy Hill FAS Lane Racing Ford 198 0 15
30 42 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 197 0 14
31 10 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 197 0 13
32 43 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 197 0 0[2]
33 39 51 Brendan Gaughan Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 196 0 0[2]
34 37 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 192 0 0[2]
35 30 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 186 0 9
36 7 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 171 20 9
37 23 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 165 1 8
38 25 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 153 0 6
39 40 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 56 0 0[2]
40 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 54 3 5
41 32 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 35 0 3
42 41 98 Johnny Sauter Phil Parsons Racing Chevrolet 34 0 0[2]
43 35 36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 12 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 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Pure Michigan 400 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved October 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Michigan International Speedway". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2012 Pure Michigan 400". Racing-Reference. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "2013 Cheez-It 355 at the Glen Report". Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site. ESPN. August 11, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Manufacturer's Championship Classification". Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pure Michigan 400 Practice/Qualifying Times". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved August 15, 2013. 


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