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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)
Sparks fly from the car of Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Apple Ale Ford, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Rainier Ehrhardt/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Cars race during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 27, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #29 Bell Helicopter Chevrolet SS won the Toyota Owners 400 Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia. Racing with him is Jeff Burton, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #31 Airgas/Bulwark Chevrolet SS who came in fifth place. (Photo by Alan Marler for Chevrolet)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Both Johnson and Harvick are in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Belkin/Wemo Chevrolet SS finished in fourth place and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet SS finished in fifth place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS finished in third place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS finished in 2nd place and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished in 26th place Sunday, September 21, 2014 in the Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Gordon is in the Chase which continues in next week`s Challenger 16 race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, loses control of the car after making contact with Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Will Schneekloth/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, drives with damage to his car after crashing during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, leads the field at the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 21, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet SS qualified for sixth position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Johnson is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Designate A Driver Chevrolet SS qualified for third position September 19, 2014 for Sunday`s Chase Challenger 16 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. Harvick is in the Chase which continues with the Challenger 16 for this and next week`s race. (Photo by Christa L Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Carl Edwards, driver of the #99 Aflac Ford, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Ford, celebrates setting the pole position during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet, speaks at a press conference following practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo Credit: Sarah Glenn/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Toyota, smiles at Clint Bowyer, driver of the #15 5-hour Energy Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire.  (Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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