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Mar 24, 2013
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2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Results
Timing & Scoring

Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Interstate Batteries Toyota, celebrates with the checkered flag after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway on March 24, 2013 in Fontana, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The 2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 pole-sitter; as well as, Saturday’s NNS event winner, Kyle Busch, capitalizes on the last lap misfortune between leaders Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin (the two got tangled together battling to take the checkered flag) to win at Auto Club Speedway. (Note: In the result of the Logan/Hamlin tangle, Hamlin hit the wall hard and was shown more than usual care when taken to the infield care center. Hamlin was soon after airlifted to a local hospital for further observation. In good spirits, NASCAR reported Hamlin was conscious and communicating. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hamlin in a speedy recovery!) 

Busch, who ended a thirty-one-race winless streak and led the most laps – 125 out of 200 – received his first series win of the 2013 season, his twenty-fifth series career win and his second series win at Auto Club Speedway.

The new series points leader, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (now leads Brad Keselowski by 12-points) finished in second-place behind Busch as the checkered/yellow flags were shown, and they were followed by Joey Logano finishing third, Carl Edwards fourth and Kurt Busch came in fifth.

Rounding out the top-ten finishing positions were Greg Biffle who finished sixth, Matt Kenseth seventh, Paul Menard eighth, Kasey Kahne ninth and Ryan Newman finished in the tenth position.

RACE NOTES:

Average Speed: 135.351 MPH
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 57 Mins, 19 Secs.
Margin of Victory: Caution
Lead Changes: 17 among 8 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 35 laps

Unofficial Top-Twelve in the Points Standings: 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. – 199 (Leader) 2. Brad Keselowski – 187 (-12 Points Behind the Leader) 3. Jimmie Johnson – 183 (-16) 4. Greg Biffle – 165 (-34) 5. Carl Edwards – 164 (-35) 6. Kyle Busch – 163 (-36) 7. Kasey Kahne – 159 (-40) 8. Paul Menard – 154 (-45) 9. Denny Hamlin – 145 (-54) 10. Joey Logano – 143 (-56) 11. Matt Kenseth – 141 (-58) 12. Kurt Busch – 139 (-60).

Next Up: The teams take the next weekend off for Easter, and return to action at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, April 7, with an approximate starting time of 1:20 pm (ET)  for the STP Gas Booster 500. Television coverage will begin at 12:30 pm (ET) and be provided by FOX.

2013 NSCS Auto Club 400 Race Results

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Pts Bns Driver Rating Winnings Status Tms Laps
1 4 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 200 48 5 148 $334233 Running 7 125
2 15 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 200 42   104.1 $212340 Running    
3 6 22 Joey Logano AAA Southern California Ford 200 42 1 127 $193673 Running 3 41
4 24 99 Carl Edwards SUBWAY Ford 200 40   98.2 $176615 Running    
5 10 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row / Serta Chevrolet 200 39   95.5 $146585 Running    
6 2 16 Greg Biffle 3M Window Film Ford 200 38   94.2 $130740 Running    
7 5 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 200 38 1 108.6 $146631 Running 1 10
8 27 27 Paul Menard Menards / CertainTeed Chevrolet 200 36   85.4 $138156 Running    
9 16 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Insurance Chevrolet 200 35   97.1 $119365 Running    
10 20 39 Ryan Newman WIX Filters Chevrolet 200 34   81.7 $144148 Running    
11 19 24 Jeff Gordon Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet 200 33   75.2 $145616 Running    
12 18 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's / Jimmie Johnson Foundation Chevrolet 200 32   81.2 $146666 Running    
13 14 29 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's Chevrolet 200 32 1 110.4 $143816 Running 1 1
14 23 43 Aric Almirola Farmland Ford 200 30   70.2 $136516 Running    
15 11 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 200 29   66.1 $126338 Running    
16 26 51 AJ Allmendinger Phoenix Construction Chevrolet 200 28   75.7 $122488 Running    
17 22 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 200 27   65.1 $105280 Running    
18 7 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 200 26   85.7 $128655 Running    
19 17 1 Jamie McMurray Bass Pro Shops / Tracker Boats Chevrolet 200 25   80.5 $122225 Running    
20 31 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # NOS Ford 200 24   66.1 $142816 Running    
21 29 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 200 23   55.1 $108738 Running    
22 8 14 Tony Stewart Rush Truck Centers / MOBIL 1 Chevrolet 200 23 1 95.3 $137405 Running 2 18
23 3 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 200 21   77.5 $143421 Running    
24 42 34 David Ragan Ford 200 21 1 53.2 $112313 Running 1 1
25 1 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota 199 20 1 101.6 $120080 Accident 1 3
26 40 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 199 18   44.2 $88105 Running    
27 37 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevrolet 199 17   46.3 $90705 Running    
28 25 47 Bobby Labonte Charter Toyota 198 16   50.1 $107552 Running    
29 34 38 David Gilliland Long John Silver's Ford 198 15   46.4 $89705 Running    
30 36 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet 194 14   36.5 $90955 Running    
31 32 30 David Stremme Swan Energy / Lean1 Toyota 193 13   34.7 $88755 Running    
32 43 87 Joe Nemechek(i) MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota 193 0   29.8 $86055 Running    
33 28 83 David Reutimann Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 192 11   51.4 $85830 Oil Leak    
34 33 93 Travis Kvapil Burger King / Dr Pepper Toyota 188 11 1 42 $93630 Running 1 1
35 13 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 184 9   88.1 $128038 Engine    
36 21 9 Marcos Ambrose MAC Tools Ford 182 8   55.5 $112479 Running    
37 9 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 179 7   62.4 $93034 Running    
38 12 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target Chevrolet 169 6   59 $106524 Running    
39 39 32 Timmy Hill # OXY Water Ford 108 5   28.9 $75310 Rear Gear    
40 30 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford 103 0   40.1 $71310 Overheating    
41 38 44 Scott Riggs No Label Ford 66 3   27.1 $67310 Vibration    
42 35 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 60 2   33 $63310 Vibration    
43 41 19 Mike Bliss(i) G-Oil / Plinker Tactical / Doubletree Toyota 44 0   27.4 $59810 Fuel Pump    

(i) Ineligible for Driver Points in this Series
# Denotes Rookie

Source: Timing and Scoring provided by NASCARMedia/NASCAR Statistics




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