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2013 Richmond NASCAR: Cup results

Kevin Harvick emerged victorious under the floodlights of Richmond International Raceway on Saturday evening with victory in the Toyota Owners 400 Cup race.
Kevin Harvick claimed his first win of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup at Richmond International Raceway, getting a flying restart into a wild green-white-chequered climax the the Toyota Owners 400 to steal a win for Richard Childress Racing.

It's Harvick's 20th victory in 439 championship starts, and the third time he's won in 25 Cup appearances on the three-quarter mile Richmond short track.

The race had been dominated for much of the night by Toyota runners, with Joe Gibbs Racing's Matt Kenseth leading 140 of the 406 laps before dropping to seventh at the end, and Michael Waltrip Racing's Clint Bowyer accounting for another 113 before finishing as runner-up to Harvick at the line by 0.343s.

Even though he wasn't on his best form, Jimmie Johnson finished in 12th place which means he extends his lead in the Cup standings to 43 points, almost a full race win's worth. With Brad Keselowski handicapped by a midrace flat tyre and a late engine problem causing him to finish eight laps off the pace, the second position in the standings now goes to Carl Edwards who finished in sixth place on Saturday night.

Race results

1. #29 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet 406 laps 3hrs 18mins 17secs (47/4pts)
2. #15 Clint Bowyer Toyota + 0.343s (43/1pts)
3. #22 Joey Logano Ford + 0.946s (41pts)
4. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevrolet + 1.549s (41/1pts)
5. #31 Jeff Burton Chevrolet + 1.557s (40/1pts)
6. #99 Carl Edwards Ford + 1.742s (38pts)
7. #20 Matt Kenseth Toyota + 2.190s (39/2pts)
8. #43 Aric Almirola Ford + 2.340s (36pts)
9. #78 Kurt Busch Chevrolet + 2.371s (36/1pts)
10. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet + 2.615s (34pts)
11. #24 Jeff Gordon Chevrolet + 2.732s (33pts)
12. #48 Jimmie Johnson Chevrolet + 2.765s (32pts)
13. #27 Paul Menard Chevrolet + 2.900s (31pts)
14. #51 AJ Allmendinger Chevrolet + 3.055s (30pts)
15. #39 Ryan Newman Chevrolet + 3.138s (29pts)
16. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Ford + 3.242s (28pts)
17. #56 Martin Truex Jr. Toyota + 3.416s (27pts)
18. #14 Tony Stewart Chevrolet + 3.497s (26pts)
19. #47 Bobby Labonte Toyota + 3.637s (25pts)
20. #34 David Ragan Ford + 3.673s (24pts)
21. #5 Kasey Kahne Chevrolet + 3.887s (23pts)
22. #83 David Reutimann Toyota + 3.949s (22pts)
23. #7 Dave Blaney Chevrolet + 4.153s (21pts)
24. #18 Kyle Busch Toyota + 4.636s (21/1pts)
25. #33 Landon Cassill Chevrolet + 4.657s (19pts)
26. #1 Jamie McMurray Chevrolet + 5.252s (18pts)
27. #38 David Gilliland Ford + 1 lap (17pts)
28. #35 Josh Wise Ford + 2 laps (0pts)
29. #10 Danica Patrick Chevrolet + 4 laps (15pts)
30. #13 Casey Mears Ford + 4 laps (14pts)
31. #30 David Stremme Toyota + 4 laps (13pts)
32. #36 JJ Yeley Chevrolet + 5 laps (12pts)
33. #2 Brad Keselowski Ford + 8 laps (11pts)
34. #32 Timmy Hill Ford + 9 laps (10pts)
35. #11 Brian Vickers Toyota Accident (0pts)
36. #16 Greg Biffle Ford + 15 laps (8pts)
37. #93 Travis Kvapil Toyota + 38 laps (7pts)
38. #55 Mark Martin Toyota + 57 laps (6pts)
39. #87 Joe Nemechek Toyota Vibration (0pts)
40. #52 Brian Keselowski Toyota Brakes (4pts)
41. #98 Michael McDowell Ford Brakes (3pts)
42. #9 Marcos Ambrose Ford Engine (2pts)
43. #19 Mike Bliss Toyota Brakes (0pts)

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 343pts (Leader)
2. (+4) Carl Edwards 300pts (-43pts)
3. (-1) Kasey Kahne 297pts (-46pts)
4. (+1) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 297pts (-46pts)
5. (+3) Clint Bowyer 290pts (-53pts)
6. (-3) Brad Keselowski 284pts (-59pts)
7. (--) Kyle Busch 278pts (-65pts)
8. (-4) Greg Biffle 272pts (-71pts)
9. (+2) Kevin Harvick 271pts (-72pts)
10. (-1) Paul Menard 271pts (-72pts)
11. (+1) Aric Almirola 258pts (-85pts)
12. (-2) Jamie McMurray 245pts (-98pts)
13. (+1) Matt Kenseth 241pts (-102pts)
14. (+1) Jeff Gordon 235pts (-108pts)
15. (-2) Martin Truex Jr. 231pts (-112pts)
16. (+1) Ryan Newman 229pts (-114pts)
17. (+3) Joey Logano 228pts (-115pts)
18. (--) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 224pts (-119pts)
19. (+4) Jeff Burton 218pts (-125pts)
20. (+2) Kurt Busch 216pts (-127pts)
21. (-5) Mark Martin 207pts (-136pts)
22. (-1) Tony Stewart 207pts (-136pts)
23. (-4) Marcos Ambrose 195pts (-148pts)
24. (+3) Juan Pablo Montoya 183pts (-160pts)
25. (-1) Casey Mears 183pts (-160pts)
26. (-1) Danica Patrick # 169pts (-174pts)
27. (+1) Bobby Labonte 152pts (-191pts)
28. (-2) Denny Hamlin 145pts (-198pts)
29. (--) Dave Blaney 145pts (-198pts)
30. (+1) David Ragan 145pts (-198pts)
31. (+1) David Reutimann 138pts (-205pts)
32. (-2) JJ Yeley 135pts (-208pts)
33. (--) David Gilliland 131pts (-212pts)
34. (+2) AJ Allmendinger 122pts (-221pts)
35. (-1) David Stremme 114pts (-229pts)
36. (-1) Travis Kvapil 100pts (-243pts)
37. (--) Landon Cassill 94pts (-249pts)
38. (--) Michael McDowell 47pts (-296pts)
39. (--) Terry Labonte 37pts (-306pts)
40. (--) Scott Speed 35pts (-308pts)
41. (+1) Timmy Hill # 34pts (-309pts)
42. (-1) Ken Schrader 29pts (-314pts)
43. (--) Michael Waltrip 23pts (-320pts)
44. (--) Scott Riggs 6pts (-337pts)
45. (N/A) Brian Keselowski 4pts (-339pts)

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Brian Vickers, driver of the #11 FedEx Delivery Manager Toyota, and Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, lead the field during the pace laps prior to the green flag for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by John Harrelson - Pool/Getty Images)
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