2013 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500

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2013 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500
Race details
Race 33 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
A map showing the layout of Martinsville Speedway
A map showing the layout of Martinsville Speedway
Date October 27, 2013 (2013-10-27)
Location Martinsville Speedway, Ridgeway, Virginia
Course Permanent racing facility
.526 mi (.847 km)
Distance 500 laps, 263 mi (423 km)
Weather Temperatures reaching an average of 66.9 °F (19.4 °C); wind speeds reaching an average of 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Joe Gibbs Racing
Time 19.013 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing
Laps 202
Winner
No. 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports
Television in the United States
Network ESPN
Announcers Allen Bestwick, Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree

The 2013 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on October 27, 2013, at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Contested over 500 laps on the 0.526-mile (0.847 km) oval, it was the thirty-third race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season, as well as the seventh race in the ten-race Chase for the Sprint Cup, which ends the season. Jeff Gordon of Hendrick Motorsports won the race, his first and only win of the season, breaking a 33-race winless streak, while Matt Kenseth finished second and Clint Bowyer finished third.[2]

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Coming into the race, Jimmie Johnson was the chosen by the pundits to be the favorite along with Kyle Busch, Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth. Ten drivers were depicted as the underdogs for this race including Danica Patrick, Juan Pablo Montoya, Marcos Ambrose and Paul Menard.[3]

Johnson had the advantage in the Sprint Cup Series championship points while Kyle Busch and Jeff Gordon were within easy striking distance of taking the championship lead away from him.[3]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time
1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19.013
2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.061
3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19.061
4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 19.092
5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19.096
6 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 19.111
7 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 19.126
8 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 19.163
9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.168
10 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 19.171
11 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 19.176
12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.183
13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 19.185
14 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.194
15 56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19.214
16 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 19.214
17 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 19.219
18 41 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 19.242
19 78 Kurt Busch Team Penske Ford 19.244
20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.245
21 14 Mark Martin Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 19.248
22 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 19.258
23 27 Paul Menard Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.297
24 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Racing Chevrolet 19.312
25 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 19.313
26 51 Kyle Larson HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 19.328
27 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 19.351
28 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 19.356
29 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 19.366
30 30 Cole Whitt Swan Racing Company Toyota 19.366
31 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 19.387
32 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 19.398
33 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 19.408
34 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 19.422
35 55 Elliott Sadler Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 19.427
36 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 19.432
37 36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 19.446
38 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 19.501
39 33 Tony Raines Circle Sport Racing Chevrolet 19.504
40 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 19.511
41 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 19.571
42 95 Reed Sorenson Leavine Family Racing Ford 19.757
43 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 19.976

Race[edit]

David Ragan blew his engine on lap 109, with Kyle Larson having a similar incident on lap 160. Tony Raines developed problems with his brakes on lap 220 while Dave Blaney was involved in a terminal crash on lap 357. The final DNF of the race came from David Reutimann, who had troubles with his rear gear on lap 451 and had to leave the race prematurely.[4]

Approximately 22% of the race was held under a caution flag while the average green flag run was nearly 22 laps. Most of the yellow flags in this race were caused by accidents, debris and cars spinning dangerously out of control.[4]

Jeff Burton, Greg Biffle, Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth and Jimmie Johnson had the fastest pit crews in the race, with the average time on pit road being 41 seconds.[4]

There were seven total penalties during the course of the race. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was penalized twice for too many men over the wall. Ken Schrader, and Kasey Kahne were also penalized for too many men over the wall. Ryan Newman was penalized for Lug nut(s) not installed, and Ken Schrader and David Reutimann were both penalized for too fast entering pits.[4]

Results[edit]

Pos Grid No Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Points
1 9 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 47
2 4 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 44
3 5 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 500 42
4 11 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 500 40
5 2 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 50
6 10 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 38
7 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 38
8 12 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 500 36
9 33 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 35
10 7 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 34
11 22 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 500 34
12 14 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 500 32
13 13 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 500 31
14 6 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 500 30
15 3 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 500 30
16 15 56 Martin Truex Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 500 28
17 41 10 Danica Patrick Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 499 27
18 19 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 499 26
19 16 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 499 25
20 18 41 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 499 24
21 28 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 499 23
22 23 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 499 22
23 27 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 499 21
24 32 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 499 20
25 35 55 Elliott Sadler Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 499 0
26 36 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 498 18
27 25 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 497 17
28 38 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 496 16
29 24 40 Landon Cassill Circle Sport Racing Chevrolet 495 0
30 37 36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 495 14
31 20 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 495 13
32 34 47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 494 12
33 40 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 493 0
34 31 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 490 0
35 30 30 Cole Whitt Swan Racing Company Toyota 459 0
36 21 14 Mark Martin Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 455 8
37 43 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 451 7
38 17 39 Ryan Newman Stewart Haas Racing Chevrolet 432 6
39 29 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 357 5
40 42 95 Reed Sorenson Leavine Family Racing Ford 275 0
41 39 33 Tony Raines Circle Sport Racing Chevrolet 220 0
42 26 51 Kyle Larson HScott Motorsports Chevrolet 160 0
43 8 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 109 1
Official race results [5]

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 weather information". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2014-11-05.
  2. ^ Owens, Jeff (October 27, 2013). "Jeff Gordon wins at Martinsville; Matt Kenseth finishes second for tie atop Chase standings". Sporting News. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
  3. ^ a b "2013 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 pundit information". The Spread. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  4. ^ a b c d "2013 Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 racing results". Racing References. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
  5. ^ https://www.racing-reference.info/race/2013_Goodys_Headache_Relief_Shot_500/W


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