2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500

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2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 2 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season


Date March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)
Location Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona
Course Permanent racing facility
1.0 mi (1.6 km)
Distance 316 laps, 316 mi (508.553 km)
Weather Clear; temperature around 82 °F (28 °C); wind out of the SE at 9 miles per hour (14 km/h).
Pole position
Driver Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing
Time 26.073 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Carl Edwards Roush-Fenway Racing
Laps 122
Winner
No. 99
Carl Edwards
Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, and Larry McReynolds
Nielsen Ratings 5.3/11
(9.117 million viewers)

The 2013 Subway Fresh Fit 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on March 3, 2013, at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. Contested over 316 laps on the 1-mile (1.6 km) asphalt tri-oval, it was the second race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship. Carl Edwards of Roush Fenway Racing won the race, his first win in 70 races, while Jimmie Johnson finished second and Denny Hamlin finished third.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Phoenix International Raceway, the race track where the race was held.

The track, Phoenix International Raceway, is one of five short tracks to hold NASCAR races, the others being Richmond International Raceway, Dover International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Martinsville Speedway.[4] The standard track at Phoenix International Raceway is a four-turn short track oval that is 1 mile (1.6 km) long.[5] The track's first two turns are banked from 10–11 degrees, while the third and fourth turns have an 8–9 degree banking. The front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at 3 degrees, and the back stretch has a 10–11 degree banking.[5] The racetrack has seats for 55,000 spectators.[5]

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 47 points, and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. stood in second with 42 points. Mark Martin and Brad Keselowski followed in third and fourth with 41 points each, and was one ahead of Ryan Newman in fifth. Greg Biffle with 38 was one point ahead of Danica Patrick, as Michael McDowell with 35 points was one ahead of J. J. Yeley and Clint Bowyer.[6] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with nine points, three points ahead of their rival Toyota. Ford was in the third position with four points. Denny Hamlin was the race's defending winner.[7]

The race was the first of the season to remove roof cameras to lessen turbulent air impact, and will be removed for two-thirds of the points races.[8]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Three practice sessions were held before the race on March 1 and March 2, 2013. The first session lasted 85 minutes long, while the second was 55 minutes long. The third session lasted for 50 minutes.[9] Matt Kenseth was quickest with a speed of 137.023 miles per hour (220.517 km/h) in the first session, 0.047 miles per hour (0.076 km/h) faster than Kyle Busch.[10] Martin was just off Kyle Busch's pace, followed by Hamlin, Carl Edwards, and Johnson. The session was paused temporarily after debris prompted a caution.[10]

Forty-three cars were entered for the qualifying session held on March 1.[11] Martin clinched his fifty-sixth pole position of his career, with a time of 26.073 seconds, which was a new race record.[12][13] He was joined on the front row of the grid by Kasey Kahne.[13] Johnson qualified third, Kyle Busch took fourth, and Gordon started fifth.[13] Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick, Hamlin, Kenseth, and Newman rounded out the first ten positions.[13]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.073 138.074
2 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.113 137.862
3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.124 137.804
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.149 137.673
5 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.246 137.164
6 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26.250 137.143
7 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.263 137.075
8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.292 136.924
9 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 26.300 136.882
10 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 26.304 136.861
11 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 26.309 136.835
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.329 136.731
13 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.344 136.654
14 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 26.354 136.602
15 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.377 136.483
16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.400 136.364
17 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 26.414 136.291
18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 26.419 136.266
19 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.483 135.936
20 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 26.492 135.890
21 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 26.496 135.870
22 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 26.580 135.440
23 51 A. J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 26.580 135.440
24 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.614 135.267
25 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 26.618 135.247
26 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 26.647 135.100
27 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 26.654 135.064
28 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 26.683 134.917
29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 26.702 134.821
30 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 26.725 134.705
31 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.727 134.695
32 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 26.791 134.373
33 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 26.797 134.343
34 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 26.903 133.814
35 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Chevrolet 26.911 133.774
36 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 26.948 133.591
37 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 26.952 133.571
38 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 26.990 133.383
39 44 Scott Riggs Xxxtreme Motorsports Ford 27.084 132.920
40 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 27.090 132.890
41 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 27.268 132.023
42 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 27.325 131.747
43 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 27.421 131.286
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Race results[edit]

Pos Grid Car Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 15 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 316 48
2 3 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 316 43
3 8 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 316 41
4 11 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 316 41
5 21 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 316 40
6 13 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 316 38
7 9 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 316 37
8 6 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 316 36
9 5 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 316 35
10 20 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 316 34
11 23 51 A. J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 316 33
12 29 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 316 33
13 7 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 316 31
14 43 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 316 30
15 18 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 316 29
16 12 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 316 28
17 17 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 316 28
18 22 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Chevrolet 316 26
19 2 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 316 25
20 16 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 316 24
21 1 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 316 24
22 19 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 316 22
23 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 316 21
24 33 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 315 20
25 34 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 315 19
26 32 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 315 18
27 25 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 315 17
28 27 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 315 16
29 30 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 313 15
30 37 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 313 14
31 41 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 311
32 38 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 309 12
33 26 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 306 11
34 42 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 300 10
35 36 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 295
36 14 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 284 8
37 31 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 237 7
38 24 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 186 7
39 40 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 184 5
40 10 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 137 4
41 28 95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing Ford 88 3
42 35 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Chevrolet 34
43 39 44 Scott Riggs Xxxtreme Motorsports Ford 19
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Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved December 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Brown, Brian (February 27, 2013). "The Subway Fresh Fit 500". Rotoworld.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mark Martin on pole in Phoenix". ESPN. March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tracks". NASCAR. Turner Sports. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Phoenix International Raceway". CBS Sports. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Pre-race Drivers' Championship Standings". SPEED. Fox Sports. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2012 Subway Fresh Fit 500". Racing-reference.info. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved February 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bruce, Kenny (March 1, 2013). "Roof cameras removed for Phoenix race". NASCAR. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Subway Fresh Fit 500 Practice/Qualifying Times". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "KENSETH FASTEST IN FIRST DRY RUN IN THE DESERT". NASCAR. March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "ENTRY LIST SET FOR SUBWAY FRESH FIT 500". NASCAR. February 25, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Spencer, Reid (March 1, 2013). "MARTIN EDGES KAHNE FOR PHOENIX POLE". NASCAR. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Subway Fresh Fit 500 Starting Lineup". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 


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