2013 Toyota Owners 400

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2013 Toyota Owners 400
Race details[1][2]
Race 9 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Toyota Owners 400 logo.jpg
Date April 27, 2013 (2013-04-27)
Location Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Course Permanent racing facility
0.75 mi (1.20 km)
Distance 400 laps, 300 mi (483 km)
Weather Overcast with a high around 73 °F (23 °C); wind out of the SE at 5 miles per hour (8.0 km/h).
Average speed 92.141 mph (148.287 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 20.716 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 140
Winner
No. 29
Kevin Harvick
Richard Childress Racing
Television in the United States
Network Fox
Announcers Mike Joy, Darrell Waltrip, Larry McReynolds
Nielsen Ratings 3.7/7
(6.067 million viewers)

The 2013 Toyota Owners 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on April 27, 2013, at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Contested over 400 laps on the 0.75-mile (1.20 km) D-shaped oval, it was the ninth race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship. Kevin Harvick of Richard Childress Racing won the race, his first win of the 2013 season, while Clint Bowyer finished second. Joey Logano, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Jeff Burton rounded out the top five.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

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

The track, Richmond International Raceway, is a four-turn D-shaped oval track that is 0.75 miles (1.21 km) long.[3] The track's turns are banked at fourteen degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, is eight degrees. The back stretch, opposite of the front, is at only two degrees.[3] The racetrack has a seating capacity for 94,063 spectators.[3] Kyle Busch was the defending race winner after winning the event four consecutive times, most recently in 2012.[4]

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 311 points, while Kasey Kahne stood in second with 274 points. Brad Keselowski followed in the third position, nine points ahead of Greg Biffle and ten ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in fourth and fifth. Carl Edwards, with 262, was in sixth, five points ahead of Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer was seven points ahead of Paul Menard and twenty ahead of Jamie McMurray in ninth and tenth, and 23 ahead of Kevin Harvick in eleventh. Aric Almirola completed the first twelve positions with 222 points.[5]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Matt Kenseth (shown here in 2009) won his tenth career pole position

Two practice sessions were held in preparation for the race; both on Friday, April 26, 2013. The first session lasted for 120 minutes, while second session was 60 minutes long.[6] During the first practice session, Mark Martin, for the Michael Waltrip Racing team, was quickest ahead of Keselowski in second and Kyle Busch in third.[7] Matt Kenseth was scored fourth, and Brian Vickers managed fifth.[7] Harvick, Edwards, Kurt Busch, Bowyer, and Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top ten quickest drivers in the session.[7]

Jeff Gordon was quickest in the second and final practice session, ahead of Montoya in second and Vickers in third.[8] Menard was fourth quickest, and McMurray took fifth.[8] A. J. Allmendinger, Martin Truex, Jr., Jeff Burton, Earnhardt, Jr., and Edwards followed in the top ten.[8]

During qualifying, forty-three cars were entered.[9] Kenseth clinched his second pole position of the season, with a time of 20.716 seconds.[10] After his qualifying run, Kenseth commented, “It feels great. It’s a great race track. I felt like we were off a little in practice today, and (crew chief) Jason Ratcliff and that whole group there did the things they do for me every week and just made great adjustments.I thought we hit it pretty good there in that lap, had great speed. Thanks to Dollar General, Husky, Home Depot (Kenseth’s sponsors) for sticking with us through all this stuff this week. We’ll get through this ... glad to be on the pole, and looking forward to tomorrow night.”[11] He was joined on the front row of the grid by Vickers.[10] Gordon qualified third, Kahne took fourth, and Bowyer started fifth.[10] Montoya, Joey Logano, Kyle Busch, Truex, Jr., and Mark Martin completed the first ten positions on the grid.[10]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 20.716 130.334
2 11 Brian Vickers Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 20.721 130.303
3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 20.729 130.252
4 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 20.740 130.183
5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 20.744 130.158
6 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 20.793 129.851
7 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 20.808 129.758
8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 20.828 129.633
9 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 20.834 129.596
10 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 20.837 129.577
11 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 20.839 129.565
12 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 20.841 129.552
13 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 20.844 129.534
14 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 20.862 129.422
15 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 20.868 129.385
16 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 20.870 129.372
17 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 20.871 129.366
18 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 20.883 129.292
19 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 20.900 129.187
20 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 20.904 129.162
21 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 20.912 129.112
22 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 20.912 129.112
23 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 20.925 129.032
24 51 A. J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 20.944 128.915
25 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 20.961 128.811
26 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 20.966 128.780
27 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 20.972 128.743
28 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 20.975 128.725
29 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 20.976 128.719
30 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 20.979 128.700
31 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 20.982 128.682
32 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 20.994 128.608
33 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 21.009 128.516
34 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 21.036 128.351
35 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 21.085 128.053
36 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 21.101 127.956
37 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 21.113 127.883
38 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Motorsports Toyota 21.179 127.485
39 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 21.336 126.547
40 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 21.360 126.404
41 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 21.448 125.886
42 32 Timmy Hill FAS Lane Racing Ford 21.481 125.692
43 52 Brian Keselowski Hamilton Means Racing Ford 21.818 123.751
Source:[10]

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid Car Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 17 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 406 47
2 5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 406 43
3 7 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 406 41
4 6 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 406 41
5 16 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 406 40
6 28 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 406 38
7 1 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 406 39
8 34 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 406 36
9 14 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 406 36
10 19 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 34
11 3 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 33
12 26 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 32
13 29 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 406 31
14 24 51 A. J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 406 30
15 15 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 406 29
16 12 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 406 28
17 9 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 406 27
18 21 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 406 26
19 32 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 406 25
20 20 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 406 24
21 4 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 406 23
22 22 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 406 22
23 18 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 406 21
24 8 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 406 21
25 31 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 406 19
26 13 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 406 18
27 37 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 405 17
28 27 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 404
29 30 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 402 15
30 40 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 402 14
31 25 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 402 13
32 39 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 401 12
33 23 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 398 11
34 42 32 Timmy Hill FAS Lane Racing Ford 397 10
35 2 11 Brian Vickers Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 392
36 33 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 391 8
37 36 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 368 7
38 10 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 349 6
39 41 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 245
40 43 52 Brian Keselowski Hamilton Means Racing Ford 186 4
41 35 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 121 3
42 11 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 109 2
43 38 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Motorsports Toyota 17
Source:[12]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sprint Cup Series Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ Brown, Brian (April 24, 2013). "The Toyota Owners 400". Rotoworld.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved April 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Track Facks— Richmond International Raceway". Richmond International Raceway. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2012 Capital City 400 Presented by Virginia is for Lovers". Racing-Reference.info. USA Today Sports Media Group. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Pre-race Drivers' Championship Standings". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013Toyota Owners 400 Race Information". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Toyota Owners 400 1st Practice Speeds". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c "Toyota Owners 400 Final Practice Speeds". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Toyota Owners 400 Qualifying Order". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "Toyota Owners 400 Starting Grid". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ Spencer, Reid (April 26, 2013). "Kenseth conquers adversity with pole run". NASCAR. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Toyota Owners 400 Race Results". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Toyota Owners 400 Points Report". Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 


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