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Bristol - Cup results

17 March 2013

Kasey Kahne claimed his first win of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by clinching the chequered flag in the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time in his Cup career. It's Kahne's 15th win in 328 series starts and his first since going to victory lane at Loudon last July. It's his third win since joining current team Hendrick Motorsports at the start of 2012.

Kahne led 109 of the 500 laps of the half-mile concrete oval on Sunday afternoon, not quite a match for Denny Hamlin who totalled 117 in front but who ended the race bouncing off the outside retaining wall in the closing laps. Other drivers with long turns out in front were Kyle Busch (56 laps) and Brad Keselowski (62), who finished in second and third place respectively. Jeff Gordon and Matt Kenseth also had extended turns at the front, but Gordon suffered a blown tyre on lap 390 which ended up also collecting Kenseth, taking out both front-running cars out in the same stroke.

Jimmie Johnson also suffered a blown tyre that put him into the wall, and damage meant he ended the race two laps down in 22nd place, which means that Johnson surrenders the lead of the Sprint Cup championship to Brad Keselowski who had a nine point advantage over Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Race results

1. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports 2hrs 53mins 25secs
2. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 1.700s
3. Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 2.314s
4. Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 2.439s
5. Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 3.304s
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 6.342s
7. Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 6.902s
8. Brian Vickers Michael Waltrip Racing + 7.015s
9. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 7.619s
10. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 7.986s
11. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 8.114s
12. Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 8.399s
13. AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Racing + 8.778s
14. Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 9.104s
15. Casey Mears Germain Racing + 9.312s
16. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 9.483s
17. Joey Logano Penske Racing + 16.609s
18. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 1 Laps
19. Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 1 Laps
20. David Stremme Swan Racing + 2 Laps
21. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 2 Laps
22. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 2 Laps
23. Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 2 Laps
24. David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 4 Laps
25. Terry Labonte FAS Lane Racing + 4 Laps
26. Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 4 Laps
27. J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 5 Laps
28. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 5 Laps
29. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 9 Laps
30. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 13 Laps
31. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 36 Laps
32. Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 42 Laps
33. Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 90 Laps
34. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 110 Laps Accident
35. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 110 Laps Accident
36. Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 179 Laps Accident
37. Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 255 Laps Accident
38. Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 266 Laps Engine
39. David Reutimann BK Racing + 316 Laps Engine
40. Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing + 316 Laps Electrical
41. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 341 Laps Engine
42. Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing + 474 Laps Accident
43. Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing + 497 Laps Engine

Practice 3 times

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 15.372s (Leader) 124.824mph (86 laps)
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 15.395s (-0.023s) 124.638mph (92 laps)
3. #38 David Gilliland Ford 15.395s (-0.023s) 124.638mph (64 laps)
4. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 15.397s (-0.025s) 124.622mph (66 laps)
5. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 15.399s (-0.027s) 124.605mph (85 laps)
6. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 15.411s (-0.039s) 124.508mph (84 laps)
7. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 15.437s (-0.065s) 124.299mph (56 laps)
8. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 15.439s (-0.067s) 124.283mph (94 laps)
9. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 15.448s (-0.076s) 124.210mph (97 laps)
10. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 15.450s (-0.078s) 124.194mph (72 laps)
11. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 15.458s (-0.086s) 124.130mph (81 laps)
12. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 15.462s (-0.090s) 124.098mph (64 laps)
13. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 15.472s (-0.100s) 124.018mph (69 laps)
14. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 15.479s (-0.107s) 123.961mph (83 laps)
15. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15.482s (-0.110s) 123.937mph (78 laps)
16. #22 Joey Logano Ford 15.490s (-0.118s) 123.873mph (86 laps)
17. #13 Casey Mears Ford 15.492s (-0.120s) 123.857mph (65 laps)
18. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 15.498s (-0.126s) 123.810mph (104 laps)
19. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 15.504s (-0.132s) 123.762mph (94 laps)
20. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 15.505s (-0.133s) 123.754mph (68 laps)
21. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 15.525s (-0.153s) 123.594mph (89 laps)
22. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 15.536s (-0.164s) 123.507mph (83 laps)
23. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15.539s (-0.167s) 123.483mph (65 laps)
24. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 15.548s (-0.176s) 123.411mph (73 laps)
25. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 15.552s (-0.180s) 123.380mph (68 laps)
26. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 15.560s (-0.188s) 123.316mph (77 laps)
27. #30 David Stremme Toyota 15.562s (-0.190s) 123.300mph (54 laps)
28. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 15.571s (-0.199s) 123.229mph (77 laps)
29. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 15.597s (-0.225s) 123.024mph (82 laps)
30. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 15.611s (-0.239s) 122.913mph (68 laps)
31. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 15.620s (-0.248s) 122.843mph (62 laps)
32. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 15.623s (-0.251s) 122.819mph (48 laps)
33. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 15.627s (-0.255s) 122.787mph (63 laps)
34. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 15.630s (-0.258s) 122.764mph (9 laps)
35. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 15.636s (-0.264s) 122.717mph (57 laps)
36. #35 Josh Wise Ford 15.641s (-0.269s) 122.678mph (59 laps)
37. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 15.650s (-0.278s) 122.607mph (59 laps)
38. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 15.654s (-0.282s) 122.576mph (77 laps)
39. #95 Scott Speed Ford 15.776s (-0.404s) 121.628mph (18 laps)
40. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 15.795s (-0.423s) 121.481mph (61 laps)
41. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 15.814s (-0.442s) 121.336mph (9 laps)
42. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota 15.851s (-0.479s) 121.052mph (36 laps)

Practice 2 times

1. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota 15.249s (Leader) 125.831mph (63 laps)
2. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota 15.259s (-0.010s) 125.749mph (60 laps)
3. #11 Denny Hamlin Toyota 15.270s (-0.021s) 125.658mph (47 laps)
4. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet 15.277s (-0.028s) 125.601mph (83 laps)
5. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet 15.279s (-0.030s) 125.584mph (59 laps)
6. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 15.288s (-0.039s) 125.510mph (72 laps)
7. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet 15.294s (-0.045s) 125.461mph (57 laps)
8. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet 15.296s (-0.047s) 125.445mph (64 laps)
9. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet 15.305s (-0.056s) 125.371mph (74 laps)
10. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet 15.316s (-0.067s) 125.281mph (48 laps)
11. #22 Joey Logano Ford 15.318s (-0.069s) 125.264mph (75 laps)
12. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford 15.320s (-0.071s) 125.248mph (86 laps)
13. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford 15.322s (-0.073s) 125.232mph (53 laps)
14. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet 15.326s (-0.077s) 125.199mph (65 laps)
15. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota 15.326s (-0.077s) 125.199mph (45 laps)
16. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota 15.327s (-0.078s) 125.191mph (43 laps)
17. #16 Greg Biffle Ford 15.337s (-0.088s) 125.109mph (55 laps)
18. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford 15.347s (-0.098s) 125.028mph (70 laps)
19. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet 15.348s (-0.099s) 125.020mph (68 laps)
20. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet 15.359s (-0.110s) 124.930mph (66 laps)
21. #43 Aric Almirola Ford 15.363s (-0.114s) 124.897mph (68 laps)
22. #13 Casey Mears Ford 15.370s (-0.121s) 124.841mph (55 laps)
23. #55 Brian Vickers Toyota 15.380s (-0.131s) 124.759mph (37 laps)
24. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet 15.403s (-0.154s) 124.573mph (54 laps)
25. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota 15.411s (-0.162s) 124.508mph (6 laps)
26. #30 David Stremme Toyota 15.427s (-0.178s) 124.379mph (36 laps)
27. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet 15.429s (-0.180s) 124.363mph (39 laps)
28. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet 15.431s (-0.182s) 124.347mph (60 laps)
29. #38 David Gilliland Ford 15.449s (-0.200s) 124.202mph (35 laps)
30. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet 15.473s (-0.224s) 124.010mph (66 laps)
31. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota 15.477s (-0.228s) 123.978mph (48 laps)
32. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet 15.483s (-0.234s) 123.929mph (43 laps)
33. #83 David Reutimann Toyota 15.486s (-0.237s) 123.905mph (57 laps)
34. #99 Carl Edwards Ford 15.491s (-0.242s) 123.865mph (42 laps)
35. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet 15.559s (-0.310s) 123.324mph (76 laps)
36. #98 Michael McDowell Ford 15.563s (-0.314s) 123.292mph (25 laps)
37. #35 Josh Wise Ford 15.564s (-0.315s) 123.285mph (44 laps)
38. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota 15.674s (-0.425s) 122.419mph (51 laps)
39. #34 David Ragan Ford 15.688s (-0.439s) 122.310mph (30 laps)
40. #95 Scott Speed Ford 15.766s (-0.517s) 121.705mph (5 laps)
41. #32 Terry Labonte Ford 15.820s (-0.571s) 121.290mph (38 laps)
42. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet 16.113s (-0.864s) 119.084mph (14 laps)

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (+1) Brad Keselowski 166pts Leader
2. (+1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 157pts (-9pts)
3. (-2) Jimmie Johnson 151pts (-15pts)
4. (+5) Clint Bowyer 128pts (-38pts)
5. (+3) Greg Biffle 126pts (-40pts)
6. (-2) Denny Hamlin 125pts (-41pts)
7. (+7) Kasey Kahne 124pts (-42pts)
8. (-3) Carl Edwards 124pts (-42pts)
9. (+3) Paul Menard 118pts (-48pts)
10. (+7) Kyle Busch 115pts (-51pts)
11. (--) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 115pts (-51pts)
12. (+3) Joey Logano 104pts (-62pts)
13. (-6) Matt Kenseth 103pts (-63pts)
14. (+7) Jamie McMurray 100pts (-66pts)
15. (+1) Marcos Ambrose 99pts (-67pts)
16. (+13) Kurt Busch 98pts (-68pts)
17. (+2) Kevin Harvick 98pts (-68pts)
18. (+4) Martin Truex Jr. 96pts (-70pts)
19. (-13) Mark Martin 95pts (-71pts)
20. (-10) Aric Almirola 95pts (-71pts)
21. (-8) Jeff Gordon 90pts (-76pts)
22. (+3) Casey Mears 89pts (-77pts)
23. (+8) Ryan Newman 87pts (-79pts)
24. (-6) Tony Stewart 85pts (-81pts)
25. (-5) Jeff Burton 78pts (-88pts)
26. (-3) Juan Pablo Montoya 77pts (-89pts)
27. (-1) Jj Yeley 75pts (-91pts)
28. (+2) Danica Patrick # 69pts (-97pts)
29. (-5) Bobby Labonte 66pts (-100pts)
30. (-2) Dave Blaney 66pts (-100pts)
31. (+3) Aj Allmendinger 64pts (-102pts)
32. (-5) David Reutimann 63pts (-103pts)
33. (+3) David Ragan 53pts (-113pts)
34. (+4) David Stremme 50pts (-116pts)
35. (--) David Gilliland 49pts (-117pts)
36. (-4) Travis Kvapil 46pts (-120pts)
37. (-4) Michael McDowell 38pts (-128pts)
38. (+2) Terry Labonte 37pts (-129pts)
39. (-2) Scott Speed 32pts (-134pts)
40. (+2) Landon Cassill 25pts (-141pts)
41. (-2) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-143pts)
42. (-1) Ken Schrader 17pts (-149pts)
43. (--) Scott Riggs 1pts (-165pts)

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