2013 Camping World RV Sales 301

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2013 Camping World RV Sales 301
Race details[1]
Race 19 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season
Camping World RV Sales 301 logo.png
Date July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)
Location New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, New Hampshire, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
1.058 mi (1.703 km)
Distance 302 laps, 319.516 mi (514.211 km)
Scheduled Distance 301 laps, 318.458 mi (512.508 km)
Weather Hot with temperatures approaching 89.1 °F (31.7 °C); wind speeds up to 7 miles per hour (11 km/h)[2]
Average speed 98.735 mph (158.899 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Penske Racing
Time 28.022 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing
Laps 102
Winner
No. 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Kyle Petty
Nielsen Ratings 3.2/8 (4.907 million viewers)

The 2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on July 14, 2013, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, United States. Contested over 302 laps, it was the nineteenth race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Brian Vickers of Michael Waltrip Racing won the race, his third career Sprint Cup win, while Kyle Busch finished second. Jeff Burton, Brad Keselowski, and Aric Almirola rounded out the top five.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

New Hampshire Motor Speedway's infield and front straightaway from turn two grandstands.

New Hampshire Motor Speedway opened on June 5, 1990, as a four-turn oval track, 1.058 miles (1.703 km) long.[3] The track's turns are banked at two to seven degrees, while the front stretch, the finish line, and the back stretch are banked at one degree and are 1,500 feet in length. The track has a grandstand seating capacity of 93,521 spectators.[3] Kasey Kahne was the defending race winner.[4]

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 658 points, while Clint Bowyer stood in second with 609 points.[5] Carl Edwards followed in third with 587, two points ahead of Kevin Harvick and thirty-nine ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in fourth and fifth.[5] Matt Kenseth, with 540, was in sixth; seven points ahead of Kyle Busch, who was scored seventh.[5] Eighth-placed Greg Biffle was fifteen points ahead of Kurt Busch and seventeen ahead of Tony Stewart in ninth and tenth.[5] Martin Truex, Jr. was eleventh with 493, while Kahne completed the first twelve positions with 490 points.[5] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 128 points, twelve points ahead of Toyota.[6] Ford was third with 91 points.[6]

Practice and qualifying[edit]

Brad Keselowski won the pole position

Three practice sessions were held before the race. The first session, scheduled on July 12, 2013, was 90 minutes long. The second and third, held a day later on July 13, 2013, were 55 and 60 minutes long.[7] In the first practice session, Brad Keselowski was the quickest with a best lap time of 28.111 seconds.[8] Kyle Busch followed in second, ahead of Denny Hamlin and Jamie McMurray in third and fourth.[8] Earnhardt, Jr. was scored fifth quickest with a best lap time of 28.369, 258 thousandths of a second slower than Keselowski.[8] Gordon, Johnson, Kurt Busch, Edwards, and Bowyer completed the top-ten.[8]

During the qualifying session, Keselowski recorded his third career pole position[9] with a lap time of 28.022 seconds and a speed of 135.922 mph (218.745 km/h).[10] Johnson had the second best lap time, but was disqualified because his car didn't meet height requirements, prompting him to start last of the forty-three car field.[9] Kurt Busch, who completed his lap in 28.040 seconds, will start alongside Keselowski on the grid, in front of Earnhardt, Jr., Kyle Busch, and Gordon.[10] Edwards, with a lap time of 28.112 seconds, was scored sixth ahead of Hamlin and Kahne in seventh and eighth.[10] Jeff Burton and Juan Pablo Montoya completed the first ten grid positions with lap times of 28.162 and 28.191.[10]

In the Saturday morning session, Kurt Busch was quickest with a fastest lap time of 28.531 seconds, six-thousandths of a second faster than Kenseth in second. Kyle Busch managed to be third quickest with a fastest lap time of 28.563, 0.032 slower than his brother Kurt. Bowyer and Edwards followed in the fourth and fifth positions.[11] Johnson, Joey Logano, Hamlin, Truex, Jr., and Montoya completed the first ten positions.[11] In the final practice session for the race, Brian Vickers was quickest with a time of 28.548 seconds and a best speed of 133.417 mph (214.714 km/h).[12] Earnhardt, Jr. followed in second, ahead of Kenseth and Bowyer in third and fourth.[12] Johnson, who was sixth quickest in second practice,[11] managed fifth.[12]

Race[edit]

The second half of the season started with Brad Keselowski clinching the pole. Jimmie Johnson (who qualified second) was sent to the rear of the field for failing post-qualifying inspection. Keselowski led the first few laps, but relinquished the lead to Kyle Busch, who, in turn, lost it to Kurt Busch. As drivers came into and fell out of the top ten due to pit strategy, both Kurt and Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, and others took turns at the front.

Stewart led the majority of the last 100 laps, but Brian Vickers passed both Stewart and Kyle Busch with about 15 laps left. The race saw an unusually high amount of cautions, with the 12th of the day coming out with four to go to set up a green-white-checker finish. On the restart, Vickers held the lead over Stewart and Busch, but coming to the white flag, Stewart ran out of fuel. This allowed Vickers to take his third career win over Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, Keselowski, and Aric Almirola. Morgan Shepherd, who qualified and finished 41st, became the oldest driver to compete in the Sprint Cup Series at age 71.[13]

Results[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 28.022 135.922
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 28.040 135.835
3 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.050 135.786
4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.056 135.757
5 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.104 135.525
6 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.112 135.487
7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.113 135.482
8 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 28.144 135.333
9 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.162 135.246
10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.191 135.107
11 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 28.198 135.073
12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 28.212 135.006
13 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.218 134.978
14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.241 134.868
15 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.245 134.849
16 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.265 134.753
17 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.274 134.710
18 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 28.320 134.492
19 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.337 134.411
20 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 28.405 134.089
21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 28.418 134.028
22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.458 133.839
23 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 28.459 133.835
24 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.462 133.821
25 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 28.471 133.778
26 51 A. J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 28.471 133.778
27 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 28.501 133.637
28 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 28.545 133.431
29 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.579 133.273
30 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 28.639 132.993
31 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 28.655 132.919
32 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 28.658 132.905
33 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 28.698 132.720
34 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Motorsports Toyota 28.749 132.485
35 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 28.854 132.002
36 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 28.881 131.879
37 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 28.953 131.551
38 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 29.048 131.121
39 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.053 131.098
40 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 29.120 130.797
41 52 Morgan Shepherd Brian Keselowski Motorsports Toyota 29.689 128.290
42 30 David Stremme[1] Swan Racing Toyota N/A
43 48 Jimmie Johnson[2] Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Time disallowed
Source:[10]
1. ^ David Stremme hit the wall in turn 2 of his qualifying lap, failing to complete it.
2. ^ Jimmie Johnson initially qualified 2nd, but his time was disallowed when his car was found to be too low during post-qualifying inspection.

Race results[edit]

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Points1
1 13 55 Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 302 16 0[2]
2 4 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 302 53 43
3 9 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 302 0 41
4 1 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 302 14 41
5 17 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 302 0 39
6 43 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 302 0 38
7 18 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 302 0 37
8 6 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 302 0 36
9 12 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 302 33 36
10 5 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 302 0 34
11 8 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 302 0 33
12 11 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 302 0 32
13 20 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 302 0 31
14 3 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 302 0 30
15 22 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 302 0 29
16 19 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 302 0 28
17 14 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 302 0 27
18 24 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 302 0 26
19 29 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 302 0 25
20 42 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 302 0 24
21 7 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 302 0 23
22 26 51 A. J. Allmendinger Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 302 0 22
23 39 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 302 0 21
24 10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 302 0 20
25 38 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 302 0 0[2]
26 16 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 302 84 19
27 33 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 301 0 17
28 27 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 299 0 16
29 40 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 298 0 15
30 37 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 298 0 14
31 2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 283 102 14
32 36 33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Chevrolet 281 0 0[2]
33 21 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 277 0 11
34 23 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 275 0 10
35 35 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 270 0 0[2]
36 28 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 242 0 8
37 32 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 237 0 7
38 31 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 236 0 6
39 15 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 225 0 5
40 25 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 211 0 4
41 41 52 Morgan Shepherd Brian Keselowski Motorsports Toyota 92 0 0[2]
42 30 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 89 0 2
43 34 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Motorsports Toyota 75 0 0[2]
Source:
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 e f Ineligible for driver's championship points.

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Schedule". ESPN. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ "2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b "NHMS By-the-Numbers". New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kasey Kahne victorious at Loudon". Associated Press. ESPN. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "2013 Coke Zero 400 Report" (PDF). Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. July 6, 2013. p. 2. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Manufacturer's Championship Classification". Jayski's NASCAR Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Camping World RV Sales 301 Practice/Qualifying Times". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved July 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Camping World RV Sales 301 1st Practice Speeds". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Keselowski wins Coors Light pole award; Johnson DQ'ed". NASCAR. July 12, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e "2013 Camping World RV Sales 301 Qualifying Results". Motor Racing Network. Retrieved July 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b c "Camping World RV Sales 301 2nd Practice Speeds". Motor Racing Network. July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c "Camping World RV Sales 301 Final Practice Speeds". Motor Racing Network. July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ Hembree, Mike (July 14, 2013). "Shepherd makes Sprint Cup history at New Hampshire". USA Today. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 


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