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2013 Charlotte NASCAR: Cup results

Kevin Harvick claimed his second win of 2013 after a marathon four-and-a-half hour race which saw no end of controversial incidents as it went deep into the night.
Richard Childress Racing's Kevin Harvick was back in victory lane on Sunday night, at the end of a gruelling Coke-Cola 600 - the longest race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup calendar and which clocked in at just over four and a half hours total running time, plus a lengthy red flag stoppage caused by faulty TV equipment dropping onto the track and damaging several cars.

A decision to pit for fresh tyres at the final pit stop gave Harvick the ultimate edge over longtime race leader Kasey Kahne, who was alone among top drivers to stay out. Kahne ended up 1.490s behind at the line as Harvick celebrated his second win of 2013 and his 21st victory in his 442 Cup race career. It's the second time that Harvick has won at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In the Sprint Cup standings, Jimmie Johnson continues to lead the point standings by 32 points over Carl Edwards despite the #48 being involved in a late race incident that sent him spinning out and finishing five laps off the pace in 22nd place.

Race results

1. #29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing 400 laps 4hrs 35mins 49secs
2. #5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports + 1.490s
3. #78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing + 1.662s
4. #11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing + 2.065s
5. #22 Joey Logano Penske Racing + 2.169s
6. #39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing + 3.394s
7. #14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing + 3.594s
8. #15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing + 4.404s
9. #56 Martin Truex Jr Michael Waltrip Racing + 4.763s
10. #9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports + 5.498s
11. #99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing + 6.103s
12. #31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing + 6.630s
13. #27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing + 8.604s
14. #17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr Roush Fenway Racing + 2 laps
15. #20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing + 2 laps
16. #21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing + 3 laps
17. #51 Regan Smith Phoenix Racing + 3 laps
18. #42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 3 laps
19. #1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing + 4 laps
20. #38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports + 4 laps
21. #83 David Reutimann BK Racing + 4 laps
22. #48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports + 5 laps
23. #13 Casey Mears Germain Racing + 6 laps
24. #47 Bobby Labonte JTG Daugherty Racing + 6 laps
25. #34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports + 6 laps
26. #35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports + 7 laps
27. #32 Timmy Hill FAS Lane Racing + 9 laps
28. #36 J.J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing + 10 laps
29. #10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing + 15 laps
30. #7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing + 61 laps Accident
31. #16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing + 65 laps
32. #30 David Stremme Swan Racing + 74 laps
33. #43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports + 76 laps Accident
34. #55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing + 76 laps Accident
35. #24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports + 76 laps Accident
36. #2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing + 83 laps Accident
37. #33 Landon Cassill Circle Sport + 97 laps Accident
38. #18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing + 143 laps Engine
39. #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr Hendrick Motorsports + 144 laps Engine
40. #93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing + 147 laps Accident
41. #87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO Motorsports + 187 laps Electrical
42. #98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing + 350 laps Brakes
43. #95 Scott Speed Leavine Family Racing + 361 laps Transmission

Sprint Cup Series championship standings

1. (--) Jimmie Johnson 445pts (Leader)
2. (--) Carl Edwards 413pts (-32pts)
3. (--) Matt Kenseth 394pts (-51pts)
4. (+1) Clint Bowyer 385pts (-60pts)
5. (+1) Kasey Kahne 370pts (-75pts)
6. (-2) Dale Earnhardt Jr. 364pts (-81pts)
7. (+3) Kevin Harvick 362pts (-83pts)
8. (+3) Paul Menard 347pts (-98pts)
9. (+5) Martin Truex Jr. 336pts (-109pts)
10. (-3) Brad Keselowski 335pts (-110pts)
11. (-3) Kyle Busch 332pts (-113pts)
12. (-3) Aric Almirola 328pts (-117pts)
13. (--) Greg Biffle 324pts (-121pts)
14. (+1) Jamie McMurray 321pts (-124pts)
15. (-3) Jeff Gordon 320pts (-125pts)
16. (+1) Ryan Newman 315pts (-130pts)
17. (-1) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # 312pts (-133pts)
18. (--) Kurt Busch 304pts (-141pts)
19. (--) Joey Logano 298pts (-147pts)
20. (+1) Tony Stewart 291pts (-154pts)
21. (-1) Jeff Burton 290pts (-155pts)
22. (+1) Marcos Ambrose 269pts (-176pts)
23. (-1) Juan Pablo Montoya 264pts (-181pts)
24. (+3) Denny Hamlin 238pts (-207pts)
25. (-1) Mark Martin 236pts (-209pts)
26. (-1) Casey Mears 231pts (-214pts)
27. (-1) David Ragan 216pts (-229pts)
28. (+1) Bobby Labonte 215pts (-230pts)
29. (+2) David Gilliland 212pts (-233pts)
30. (-2) Danica Patrick # 211pts (-234pts)
31. (-1) Dave Blaney 204pts (-241pts)
32. (--) Jj Yeley 173pts (-272pts)
33. (+1) David Reutimann 172pts (-273pts)
34. (-1) David Stremme 162pts (-283pts)
35. (+1) Travis Kvapil 131pts (-314pts)
36. (-1) Landon Cassill(I) 130pts (-315pts)
37. (--) A J Allmendinger 122pts (-323pts)
38. (--) Scott Speed 75pts (-370pts)
39. (--) Michael McDowell 74pts (-371pts)
40. (--) Michael Waltrip 63pts (-382pts)
41. (+1) Timmy Hill # 62pts (-383pts)
42. (-1) Terry Labonte 52pts (-393pts)
43. (--) Ken Schrader 29pts (-416pts)
44. (--) Scott Riggs 6pts (-439pts)
45. (--) Brian Keselowski 4pts (-441pts)

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Juan Montoya, driver of the #42 Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, hits the wall after an incident the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Patriotic Chevrolet, spins out after an incident the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Track workers clean up cable from an aerial Fox Sports camera on the front stretch during a red flag in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. The red flag was due to a rope that helps hold a aerial Fox Sports camera hanging above the 1.5-mile layout at Charlotte Motor Speedway snapped during the Coca-Cola 600. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Office Toyota, leads the field to the green flag to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina. (Photo by Chris Trotman/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, applies the winner`s decal in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Nick Laham/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, pits along with the rest of the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy John`s Chevrolet, and Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, lead a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 31, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, races to win with Kyle Larson, driver of the 42 Target Chevrolet SS beside him finishing in eighth place Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsports driver, is in the Chase. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, celebrates his win with a burnout Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsports driver, is in the Chase. (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, is congratulated by his Hendrik Motor Sports teammates Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Toughbook Chevrolet SS (left), Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS (center) and Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS (right) after his victory Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne joins Gordon, Johnson, and Earnhardt Jr. in the Chase. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 31, 2014 in the Nascar Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. With this win, Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsports driver, is in the Chase.  (Photo by Christa L. Thomas/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia. (Photo Credit: Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #5 Bad Boy Buggies Chevrolet, crosses the finish line to win the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on August 30, 2014 in Hampton, Georgia.  (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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