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2013 Texas NASCAR: Cup results

Kyle Busch completed a sweep of the Texas Motor Speedway race weekend, winning the NRA 500 over Martin Truex Jr. having led for a total of 171 of the 334 laps of the 1.5-mile superspeedway.
Kyle Busch claimed his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win of 2013 with victory in the NRA 500 under the floodlights at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday evening, after finishing half a second ahead of Martin Truex Jr.

It's Busch's 26th Cup win, and came on his 300th outing in the series. The win moves Busch into a tie for 23rd on the all-time Cup race wins list. It's his first victory in Texas in 16 outings at the 1.5-mile superspeedway, having previously come home in third place on three separate occasions.

Busch led 171 of the 334 laps, and with runner-up Truex accounting for the race lead in another 142 laps it left only 21 laps in the hands of non-Toyota drivers, and of those only Jeff Gordon hit double figures before he retired from the race with a broken front suspension.

Busch also won the Friday evening Nationwide Series race, making this his second sweep of the season following similar success at Fontana, and his seventh sweep of Cup and Nationwide events in one weekend in his career. (The Camping World Series Truck Series is racing at Rockingham Speedway rather than Texas on Sunday afternoon.)

In the Sprint Cup standings, Jimmie Johnson continues to lead over Brad Keselowski (who had pre-race technical inspection problems at Texas along with his Penske Racing team mate Joey Logano) with Kyle Busch moving into third ahead of Roush Fenway Racing duo Greg Biffle and Carl Edwards.

Race results

1. Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing 334 laps 3hrs 27mins 40sec
2. Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 0.508
3. Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 2.839
4. Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 3.250
5. Joey Logano Penske Racing + 4.482
6. Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 5.657
7. Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 5.884
8. Brian Vickers Joe Gibbs Racing + 7.584
9. Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 7.845
10. Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 9.341
11. Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 10.384
12. Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 10.979
13. Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing + 11.542
14. Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing + 11.733
15. Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 14.384
16. Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 20.091
17. Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 24.758
18. Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing + 26.714
19. Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 1 Lap
20. Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 1 Lap
21. Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 1 Lap
22. Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 2 Laps
23. Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 2 Laps
24. David Reutimann BK Racing + 2 Laps
25. Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 2 Laps
26. David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 2 Laps
27. David Stremme Swan Racing + 3 Laps
28. Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 3 Laps
29. Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 4 Laps
30. Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 4 Laps
31. Casey Mears Germain Racing + 4 Laps
32. David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 5 Laps
33. Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing + 8 Laps
34. Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 8 Laps
35. Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 10 Laps
36. Timmy Hill FAS Lane Racing + 12 Laps
37. Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 18 Laps
38. Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 28 Laps Front suspension
39. J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 41 Laps Rear axle
40. Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 44 Laps
41. Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing + 194 Laps Brakes
42. Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 196 Laps Engine
43. Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing + 290 Laps Overheating

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 269pts (Leader)
2. (--) Brad Keselowski 260pts (-9pts)
3. (+1) Kyle Busch 251pts (-18pts)
4. (+2) Greg Biffle 239pts (-30pts)
5. (+2) Carl Edwards 234pts (-35pts)
6. (-3) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 234pts (-35pts)
7. (-2) Kasey Kahne 232pts (-37pts)
8. (--) Clint Bowyer 208pts (-61pts)
9. (+2) Joey Logano 207pts (-62pts)
10. (-1) Paul Menard 206pts (-63pts)
11. (-1) Matt Kenseth 204pts (-65pts)
12. (+2) Kevin Harvick 192pts (-77pts)
13. (--) Jamie McMurray 190pts (-79pts)
14. (+2) Aric Almirola 186pts (-83pts)
15. (-3) Jeff Gordon 171pts (-98pts)
16. (+9) Martin Truex Jr. 169pts (-100pts)
17. (+6) Ryan Newman 169pts (-100pts)
18. (+2) Marcos Ambrose 169pts (-100pts)
19. (+2) Mark Martin 166pts (-103pts)
20. (-5) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 162pts (-107pts)
21. (-4) Casey Mears 159pts (-110pts)
22. (--) Tony Stewart 158pts (-111pts)
23. (+1) Jeff Burton 152pts (-117pts)
24. (-5) Kurt Busch 151pts (-118pts)
25. (-7) Denny Hamlin 145pts (-124pts)
26. (--) Danica Patrick # 135pts (-134pts)
27. (+3) Juan Pablo Montoya 125pts (-144pts)
28. (+1) Dave Blaney 123pts (-146pts)
29. (-2) Jj Yeley 114pts (-155pts)
30. (-2) Bobby Labonte 107pts (-162pts)
31. (+1) David Ragan 107pts (-162pts)
32. (+1) David Reutimann 100pts (-169pts)
33. (+1) David Gilliland 93pts (-176pts)
34. (-3) A J Allmendinger 92pts (-177pts)
35. (--) David Stremme 88pts (-181pts)
36. (--) Travis Kvapil 85pts (-184pts)
37. (--) Landon Cassill 60pts (-209pts)
38. (--) Michael McDowell 42pts (-227pts)
39. (--) Terry Labonte 37pts (-232pts)
40. (--) Scott Speed 35pts (-234pts)
41. (--) Ken Schrader 29pts (-240pts)
42. (--) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-246pts)
43. (+1) Timmy Hill # 13pts (-256pts)
44. (-1) Scott Riggs 6pts (-263pts)

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Martin Truex Jr. drives the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 12, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Crew members extinguish a fire in the pit of Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images for Texs Motor Speedway)
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #56 NAPA Auto Parts Toyota, and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Dover White Chevrolet, race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, and Kurt Busch, driver of the #78 Furniture Row Racing/Serta Chevrolet, lead the field on pace laps prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for Texs Motor Speedway)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 14, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, passes Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, to take the lead and win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, and team owner Tony Stewart celebrate winning in Victory Lane after the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with his wife DeLana and son Keelan in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with the trophy in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Marcos Ambrose, driver of the #9 Stanley Ford, poses with his team before his last race, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2014 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory and the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Sunday, November 16, 2014 winning the final NASCAR Sprint Cup race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finishes 2nd. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)

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