2013 Quicken Loans 400

The 2013 Quicken Loans 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on June 16, 2013, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, United States. Contested over 200 laps on the two–mile (3.2 km) superspeedway, it was the fifteenth race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship. Greg Biffle of Roush Fenway Racing won the race, his first win of the 2013 season, while Kevin Harvick finished second. Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, and Tony Stewart rounded out the top five.

2013 Quicken Loans 400
Race details[1][2][3]
Race 15 of 36 in the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
Michigan International Speedway
Michigan International Speedway
Date June 16, 2013
Location Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan, U.S.
Course Permanent racing facility
2 mi (3.2 km)
Distance 200 laps, 400 mi (643.737 km)
Weather Overcast with a temperature around 78 °F (26 °C); wind out of the SW at 8 miles per hour (13 km/h).
Average speed 139.278 mph (224.146 km/h)
Pole position
Driver Roush Fenway Racing
Time 35.564 seconds
Most laps led
Driver Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Laps 48
Winner
No. 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing
Television in the United States
Network TNT
Announcers Adam Alexander, Wally Dallenbach, Jr. and Kyle Petty
Nielsen Ratings 2.8[4] (4.533 million viewers)[5]

Report

Background

Infield and front stretch grandstand
Michigan International Speedway's front stretch and infield.

Michigan International Speedway is a four-turn superspeedway that is 2 miles (3.2 km) long.[6] Opened in 1968, the track's turns are banked at eighteen degrees, while the 3,600-foot-long front stretch, the location of the finish line, is banked at twelve degrees.[6] The back stretch, has a five degree banking and is 2,242 feet long.[6] Michigan International Speedway has a grandstand seating capacity of 71,000 people, with 13,000 seats having been removed from turns 3 and 4 since the race weekend in August 2012.[7] Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was the defending race winner, having won the event in 2012.[8]

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 521 points, while Carl Edwards stood in second with 470 points.[9] Clint Bowyer followed in the third with 452, thirteen points ahead of fourth-placed Earnhardt, Jr. and eighteen ahead of fifth-placed Kevin Harvick.[9] Matt Kenseth, with 418, was in sixth; six ahead of Kyle Busch, who was scored seventh.[9] Eighth-placed Kasey Kahne was two points ahead of ninth-placed Brad Keselowski and five ahead of Greg Biffle, who rounded out the top ten.[9] Jeff Gordon was eleventh with 393, while Paul Menard completed the first twelve positions with 385 points.[9] In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 101 points, thirteen points ahead of Toyota.[10] Ford was third after recording only 70 points before the race.[10]

Practice and qualifying

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Carl Edwards won the pole position with a speed of 202.452 mph.

Three practice sessions were held before the race. The first session, held on June 14, 2013, was 90 minutes long. The second and third sessions, held a day later on June 15, were 55 and 60 minutes long, respectively.[11] During the first practice session, Kasey Kahne was quickest with a fastest time of 35.889 seconds.[12] Kurt Busch, who was 0.068 seconds slower, followed in second, ahead of Aric Almirola in third and Kevin Harvick in fourth.[12] With a fastest time of 36.014 seconds, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. managed to be fifth quickest.[12]

During qualifying, forty-four cars were entered, meaning only one car would not obtain a spot in the race per NASCAR's qualifying procedure.[13] Carl Edwards clinched his twelfth career pole position,[3] with a lap time of 35.564 seconds and a speed of 202.452 miles per hour (325.815 km/h).[14] After his qualifying run, Edwards commented on his results, saying, "This is one lap, and it's good. I'm really happy. The process that's going to put us out front of Hendrick Motorsports and the guys at Joe Gibbs Racing and the rest of the guys we race against on Sunday, this process is just starting. We can use these positive things, like the pole position, hopefully a win, Greg [Biffle's] run last week, we can move forward. We've just got to keep moving forward. There's not a faster car in the place than our car today, and that's a big deal.”[3] He was joined on the front row of the grid by Kurt Busch.[14] Kasey Kahne qualified third, Paul Menard took fourth, and Aric Almirola ranked fifth.[14] Joey Logano, Austin Dillon, Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch, and Juan Pablo Montoya completed the first ten positions on the grid.[14] The driver who failed to qualify for the race was Scott Riggs.[3]

In the Saturday morning practice session, Kurt Busch was quickest with a fastest lap time of 35.829 seconds, over two-tenths ahead of Carl Edwards in second and Jimmie Johnson in third. Paul Menard and Mark Martin followed in the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.[15] Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin, Kevin Harvick, and Aric Almirola rounded out the first ten positions.[15] In the final practice session for the race, Kurt Busch remained quickest with a time of 36.480 seconds, 0.651 slower than his fastest time of the second practice session.[15][16] Kahne followed in second, ahead of Martin in third and Johnson in fourth.[16] Edwards, who was second-quickest in second practice,[15] could only manage fifth.[16]

Race

The race began with Kurt Busch colliding with pole-sitter Carl Edwards in turn 2 on the opening lap in an attempt to grab the lead. Edwards lost multiple positions as a result, and Kurt Busch emerged in front. The first caution flew on lap 6, after Bobby Labonte got loose and spun in turn 2, collecting Jeff Gordon. A competition caution was thrown on lap 20 for the previous night's rain. Kurt Busch lost the lead to Joey Logano during this caution, and only three laps after the subsequent restart, on lap 29, Busch got loose off of turn two and crashed down the back-straightaway.

Afterward, multiple caution flags and different pit stop strategies gave Joey Logano, Jamie McMurray, Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Kasey Kahne turns at leading the race. At one point, Johnson rebounded to the second position after falling to twelfth as a result of a mistake made on a restart. On lap 104 and while leading the race, Kahne experienced a right-front tire failure and crashed into the outside wall in turn 1, setting his car ablaze and eliminating him from the event. Fortunately, Kahne was not harmed by the impact or the fire. Johnson took over the lead but lost it to Earnhardt during pit stops. On the restart on lap 113, Earnhardt began to pull away from Kenseth and Biffle as Johnson struggled to battle back to the front. Several laps later, Earnhardt developed engine problems and fell off the pace, giving Johnson (who had successfully passed Kenseth and Biffle) the lead. After a few slow laps, Earnhardt's engine blew up, bringing out another caution on lap 131. After taking four tires in the pits, Johnson fell to 20th and Edwards took the lead ahead of Logano, Kenseth, and Biffle.

Following the restart on lap 136, Biffle worked his way past both Kenseth and Logano into second and proceeded to chase down Edwards, passing him for the lead on lap 150 and quickly pulling away afterward. A caution for a right-front tire failure on the car of McMurray occurred in the middle of the last round of pit stops, trapping Edwards a lap down (although he would immediately receive the free pass). Biffle, who had pitted under the green but did not go a lap down, cycled out as the leader. On the lap of the restart (lap 174), Kenseth got loose off of turn two, causing him to drop several positions while Johnson, who restarted tenth, began to pass cars. Johnson gradually worked his way through the field, eventually passing Harvick to move into second with eight laps to go. However, as Johnson struggled to catch Biffle, he experienced a right-front tire failure off of turn 2 on lap 198, causing him to make contact with the outside wall and relegating him to a 28th-place finish after having to pit to address the tire. Biffle sped away to take the victory over Harvick, Martin Truex, Jr., Kyle Busch, and Tony Stewart. Biffle's win was the 615th race victory for the Ford marque and 715th for Ford Motor Company in the Cup Series. It was also the 1,000th race victory for Ford Motor Company in NASCAR's three national touring series.[17][18]

Results

Qualifying

Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Time Speed
1 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 35.564 202.452
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 35.665 201.879
3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.783 201.213
4 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.856 200.803
5 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 35.863 200.764
6 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 35.870 200.725
7 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 35.887 200.630
8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.898 200.568
9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.918 200.457
10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 35.920 200.445
11 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 35.927 200.406
12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 35.982 200.100
13 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 35.991 200.050
14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.038 199.789
15 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 36.043 199.761
16 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 36.045 199.750
17 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.056 199.689
18 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.062 199.656
19 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 36.112 199.380
20 51 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 36.116 199.358
21 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 36.139 199.231
22 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 36.142 199.214
23 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 36.237 198.692
24 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 36.255 198.593
25 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 36.285 198.429
26 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.297 198.364
27 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 36.310 198.292
28 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 36.349 198.080
29 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 36.378 197.922
30 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 36.508 197.217
31 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 36.583 196.813
32 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Toyota 36.587 196.791
33 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 36.683 196.276
34 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 36.685 196.266
35 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.784 195.737
36 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36.826 195.514
37 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 36.942 194.900
38 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 37.131 193.908
39 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 37.288 193.092
40 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 37.313 192.962
41 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 37.338 192.833
42 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 37.502 191.990
43 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 38.472 187.149
Failed to Qualify
44 Scott Riggs Xxxtreme Motorsports Ford 39.047 184.393
Source:[3][14]

Race results

Pos Grid No. Driver Team Manufacturer Laps Led Points1
1 19 16 Greg Biffle Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 48 48
2 21 29 Kevin Harvick Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0 42
3 13 56 Martin Truex, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 0 41
4 9 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 0 40
5 14 14 Tony Stewart Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 0 39
6 8 20 Matt Kenseth Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 200 0 38
7 27 15 Clint Bowyer Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 0 37
8 1 99 Carl Edwards Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 16 37
9 6 22 Joey Logano Penske Racing Ford 200 21 36
10 18 31 Jeff Burton Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0 34
11 7 33 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0
12 16 2 Brad Keselowski Penske Racing Ford 200 0 32
13 37 10 Danica Patrick Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 0 31
14 4 27 Paul Menard Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 200 0 30
15 25 21 Trevor Bayne Wood Brothers Racing Ford 200 0
16 15 17 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Roush Fenway Racing Ford 200 0 28
17 5 43 Aric Almirola Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 0 27
18 35 39 Ryan Newman Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet 200 0 26
19 32 47 A. J. Allmendinger JTG Daugherty Racing Ford 200 0 25
20 10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 200 0 24
21 24 13 Casey Mears Germain Racing Ford 200 2 24
22 26 38 David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Ford 200 0 22
23 23 9 Marcos Ambrose Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 200 0 21
24 40 36 J. J. Yeley Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 200 1 21
25 31 34 David Ragan Front Row Motorsports Ford 200 1 20
26 22 55 Mark Martin Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota 200 0 18
27 41 93 Travis Kvapil BK Racing Toyota 200 2 18
28 17 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 199 18 17
29 34 30 David Stremme Swan Racing Toyota 199 0 15
30 11 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 199 0 14
31 36 7 Dave Blaney Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 199 0 13
32 33 83 David Reutimann BK Racing Toyota 198 0 12
33 28 1 Jamie McMurray Earnhardt Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 196 21 12
34 39 32 Ken Schrader FAS Lane Racing Ford 195 0 10
35 2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet 193 21 10
36 42 87 Joe Nemechek NEMCO-Jay Robinson Racing Toyota 193 0
37 12 88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 131 34 8
38 3 5 Kasey Kahne Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 103 14 7
39 29 24 Jeff Gordon Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 52 0 5
40 38 35 Josh Wise Front Row Motorsports Ford 51 0
41 43 19 Mike Bliss Humphrey Smith Racing Toyota 50 0
42 30 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford 36 1 3
43 20 51 Bobby Labonte Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 5 0 1
Source:
Notes

^1 Points include 3 Chase for the Sprint Cup points for winning, 1 point for leading a lap, and 1 point for most laps led.

Standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Jimmie Johnson 538
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Carl Edwards 507 (-31)
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Clint Bowyer 489 (-49)
1uparrow green.svg 1 4 Kevin Harvick 476 (-62)
1uparrow green.svg 1 5 Matt Kenseth 456 (-82)
1uparrow green.svg 1 6 Kyle Busch 452 (-86)
1downarrow red.svg 3 7 Dale Earnhardt Jr 447 (-91)
1uparrow green.svg 2 8 Greg Biffle 443 (-95)
1rightarrow blue.svg 9 Brad Keselowski 430 (-108)
1uparrow green.svg 3 10 Tony Stewart 417 (-121)
1uparrow green.svg 1 11 Paul Menard 415 (-123)
1downarrow red.svg 4 12 Kasey Kahne 407 (-131)
Manufacturers' Championship standings
Pos Manufacturer Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Chevrolet 107
1rightarrow blue.svg 2 Toyota 92 (-15)
1rightarrow blue.svg 3 Ford 79 (-28)
  • Note: Only the first twelve positions are included for the driver standings.

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2013 Party in the Poconos 400

The 2013 Party in the Poconos 400 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on June 9, 2013, at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania, United States. Contested over 160 laps on the 2.5–mile (4 km) triangular superspeedway, it was the fourteenth race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship. Jimmie Johnson of Hendrick Motorsports won the race, his third win of the 2013 season, while Greg Biffle finished second. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tony Stewart, and Ryan Newman rounded out the top five.

This was the final NASCAR race for Jason Leffler before his death in a sprint car crash on June 12, 2013.

2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350

The 2013 Toyota/Save Mart 350 was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race held on June 23, 2013, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California, United States. Contested over 110 laps on the 1.99-mile (3.2 km) road course, it was the sixteenth race of the 2013 Sprint Cup Series championship, and the first of two road course competitions on the schedule. Martin Truex, Jr. of Michael Waltrip Racing won the race, breaking a 218-race winless streak stretching back to June 2007, while Jeff Gordon finished second. Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top five. The top rookie of the race was Ricky Stenhouse Jr who finished 27th.

Bobby Labonte

Robert Allen Labonte (born May 8, 1964) is an American professional stock car racing driver. The 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion, he currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series, driving the No. 18 Toyota for RDV Competition, and is an analyst on NASCAR RaceDay for FOX Sports.

He and his older brother, Terry Labonte, are one of only two pairs of brothers to have both won the Cup championships (along with Kurt Busch and Kyle Busch). He is also the uncle of former Xfinity Series race winner Justin Labonte.

Labonte is the first driver to have won both the Winston Cup championship (2000) and the Busch Series championship (1991). He also won the IROC title in 2001. Labonte is also the first driver to complete the NASCAR Triple Threat at the same track, by winning races at Martinsville in each of NASCAR's top three racing series.

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is a multinational automaker that has its main headquarter in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom and a 32% stake in Jiangling Motors. It also has joint-ventures in China (Changan Ford), Taiwan (Ford Lio Ho), Thailand (AutoAlliance Thailand), Turkey (Ford Otosan), and Russia (Ford Sollers). The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.Ford introduced methods for large-scale manufacturing of cars and large-scale management of an industrial workforce using elaborately engineered manufacturing sequences typified by moving assembly lines; by 1914, these methods were known around the world as Fordism. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008. Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010. In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938.

Ford is the second-largest U.S.-based automaker (behind General Motors) and the fifth-largest in the world (behind Toyota, VW, Hyundai-Kia and General Motors) based on 2015 vehicle production. At the end of 2010, Ford was the fifth largest automaker in Europe. The company went public in 1956 but the Ford family, through special Class B shares, still retain 40 percent voting rights. During the financial crisis at the beginning of the 21st century, it was close to bankruptcy, but it has since returned to profitability. Ford was the eleventh-ranked overall American-based company in the 2018 Fortune 500 list, based on global revenues in 2017 of $156.7 billion. In 2008, Ford produced 5.532 million automobiles and employed about 213,000 employees at around 90 plants and facilities worldwide.

Greg Biffle

Gregory Jack Biffle (born December 23, 1969) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He last drove in 2016, last driving in the No. 16 Ford Fusion for Roush Fenway Racing. After racing in the NASCAR Winter Heat Series in the mid-1990s, he was recommended to Jack Roush by former announcer Benny Parsons. He was the 1998 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Rookie of the Year. He won the 2000 Craftsman Truck championship. He reprised this progression in the NASCAR Busch Series, winning the 2001 Rookie of the Year, immediately followed by winning the 2002 championship. Biffle drove in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Roush from 2003 until 2016, winning 19 races in the No. 16 Ford. He currently is an analyst for NBC Sports' show NASCAR America.

Biffle, who began his NASCAR career in 1995, is the first of only three drivers that have won a championship in both the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series, and the sixth of only twenty-nine drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR's three national series.

Jason Leffler

Jason Charles Leffler, nicknamed, "Left-turn", (September 16, 1975 – June 12, 2013) was an American professional open-wheel and stock car racing driver. Leffler began racing in the open-wheel ranks, competing in the 2000 Indianapolis 500 before moving to primarily NASCAR competition. He died from injuries sustained in a 410 sprint car race at Bridgeport Speedway in Bridgeport, New Jersey.

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