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2013 Texas NASCAR: Cup results

14 April 2013

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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