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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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