Brickyard 400 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

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Brickyard 400 2013 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis
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In another amazing race from the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was Ryan Newman and the No. 39 car that took the checkered flag and won the 2013 Brickyard 400.

Newman was able to hold off four-time Brickyard 400 winner Jimmie Johnson to grab the lead late in the race and hold it through the end. As an Indiana native, the hometown boy finally achieved his lifetime goal of winning at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.   

Hendrick Motorsports had another great showing as Johnson managed to finish second and Kasey Kahne took third. Newman’s car owner, Tony Stewart, finished fourth overall, and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five.

After the race, Newman tweeted about his big win:

Full Brickyard 400 Results

Pos Driver Car # Make Started
1 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 1
2 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 2
3 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 7
4 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 5
5 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 13
6 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 88 Chevrolet 15
7 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 9
8 Joey Logano 22 Ford 11
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 8
10 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 19
11 Martin Truex Jr. 56 Toyota 38
12 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 23
13 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 3
14 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 6
15 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 18
16 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 10
17 Aric Almirola 43 Ford 21
18 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 4
19 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 24
20 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 17
21 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 12
22 AJ Allmendinger 51 Chevrolet 14
23 Mark Martin 55 Toyota 26
24 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 27
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 17 Ford 25
26 Austin Dillon 33 Chevrolet 20
27 Casey Mears 13 Ford 30
28 Trevor Bayne 21 Ford 28
29 David Reutimann 83 Toyota 31
30 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 33
31 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 22
32 Michael McDowell 98 Ford 35
33 Landon Cassill 140 Chevrolet 29
34 David Ragan 34 Ford 36
35 David Gilliland 38 Ford 42
36 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 34
37 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 41
38 Josh Wise 35 Ford 32
39 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 39
40 David Stremme 30 Toyota 37
41 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 40
42 Timmy Hill 32 Ford 43
43 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 16

*Visit NASCAR.com for results and race times.

 

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Newman won the pole for the 2013 Brickyard 400 with an impressive time of 187.531 (new track record) and came out flying when the green flag dropped on Sunday’s race.

Newman maintained the lead through the first 30 laps heading into green-flag pit stops, but the story early was Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his car’s loose wheel. The No. 88 was forced to the pit on Lap 12 because of a serious mistake and had to fight back from being a lap down.

After the first round of green-flag stops was over, Newman found himself in second place, trailing Jimmie Johnson. Johnson held the lead for most of the green-flag laps that dominated the majority of the race.

It wasn’t until Timmy Hill brought out the caution on Lap 59 that the field came back together. Despite a mad dash from Newman and Carl Edwards off the restart, Johnson once again maintained the lead and raced off to a comfortable margin.

The field spread out once again until Jeff Burton brought out the caution on Lap 81 and forced the teams back to another always-important restart. The Penske cars of Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano stayed out and exchanged the lead amongst themselves until the duo had to pit on Lap 97.

Johnson retook the lead, but green-flag pit stops and another caution on Lap 114 brought on by Hill’s car once again shuffled the leaderboard. It was Johnson who took the green flag and gained the lead with 40 laps to go.

 

The race once again reached green-flag pit stops with 30 laps left, and after a slow pit stop from Johnson, ultimately Newman came out in front of the field with Johnson in second. Nascar tweeted a terrific picture of Newman and his family on the bricks:

 

2013 Sprint Cup Standings

Rank Driver Points Behind Starts Wins Top 5 Top 10 DNF Laps Laps Led
1 Jimmie Johnson 740 - 20 4 9 14 0 5700 1093
2 Clint Bowyer 665 75 20 0 7 11 1 5691 115
3 Carl Edwards 655 85 20 1 6 10 0 5667 214
4 Kevin Harvick 648 92 20 2 5 11 2 5411 36
5 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 616 124 20 0 4 11 2 5490 92
6 Matt Kenseth 615 125 20 4 5 11 3 5298 994
7 Kyle Busch 610 130 20 2 9 12 3 5297 1037
8 Greg Biffle 565 175 20 1 3 7 0 5461 87
9 Kasey Kahne 564 176 20 1 6 8 3 5383 400
10 Jeff Gordon 559 181 20 0 4 8 5 5336 144
11 Tony Stewart 558 182 20 1 5 7 0 5584 111
12 Martin Truex Jr. 554 186 20 1 4 8 2 5377 246

*Complete standings found at ESPN.com.

 

After one of the wildest races of the year, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves into the heart of the season as it travels to Pocono Speedway for the GoBowling.com 400. The next race will take place Aug. 4 at 1:19 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN.

Jeff Gordon was the 2012 race champion.

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