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Camping World RV Sales 500 2013 Results: Leaders, Updated Sprint Cup Standings

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 20:  Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 20, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 20, 2013

After a wild race at Talladega Superspeedway, it was Jamie McMurray and the No. 1 car who won the 2013 Camping World RV Sales 500 under a yellow-flag finish.

While McMurray won the race, Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 car took the lead of the Sprint Cup Championship standings over Matt Kenseth by four points with just four races left in the season.   

After the race, Kenseth spoke about his day and the loss of the points lead (via ESPN):

Dale Earnhardt Jr. was able to steal a second-place finish away from Paul Menard, who finished third. Kyle Busch managed a fourth-place finish and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top five.

 

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 20:  Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet, celebrates on track after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 20, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo by Tom
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Full Camping World RV Sales 500 Results

PositionDriver
1Jamie McMurray
2Dale Earnhardt Jr.
3Paul Menard
4Kyle Busch
5Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
6David Ragan
7David Gilliland
8Martin Truex Jr.
9Ryan Newman
10Greg Biffle
11Clint Bowyer
12Kevin Harvick
13Jimmie Johnson
14Michael McDowell
15Joey Logano
16Jeff Gordon
17Carl Edwards
18Travis Kvapil
19Kurt Busch
20Matt Kenseth
21Aric Almirola
22Jeff Burton
23Trevor Bayne
24Justin Allgaier
25Dave Blaney
26Austin Dillon
27Casey Mears
28J.J. Yeley
29Brad Keselowski
30Josh Wise
31Cole Whitt
32Michael Waltrip
33Danica Patrick
34Bobby Labonte
35Terry Labonte
36Kasey Kahne
37Landon Cassill
38Denny Hamlin
39Marcos Ambrose
40David Reutimann
41Juan Pablo Montoya
42Joe Nemechek
43Tony Raines

*Finishing order via NASCAR.com.

 

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 20:  Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Charter Ford, and Jeff Burton, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, lead the field during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 20, 2
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Unexpected pole winner Aric Almirola (he took the honor after qualifying was rained out) brought the field to the green flag for the start of the race but didn’t stay in the lead for very long. With the field constantly shifting and cycling through, Almirola was quickly passed and Kenseth took the lead.

The race remained clean for most of the first 100 laps, and the field went through several green-flag pit stops. Other than a caution flag that was waived for a two-car wreck early in the event (Juan Pablo Montoya and Marcos Ambrose were involved in a crash), the race was uncharacteristically quiet.

The majority of Sunday’s lead changes came on pit road.

TALLADEGA, AL - OCTOBER 18:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Chevrolet, looks on during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 45th Annual Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 18, 2013 in Talladega, Alabama.  (Photo
Jerry Markland/Getty Images

While Kenseth led several laps during the course of the day, it was Earnhardt Jr. who was in first place as the field passed the 30 laps to go mark. Johnson also managed to lead laps early in the race, and Busch was able to take the lead for a stretch in the waning stages of the event.

The event remained clean until Austin Dillon was turned on the last lap and brought out the caution with the white flag flying, ending the race. That gave McMurray—who had taken the lead with just a few laps left—the hard-fought victory.

 

2013 Sprint Cup Series Standings

RankDriverPointsBehindWinsPolesTop 5Top 10
1Jimmie Johnson2254---521320
2Matt Kenseth2250-472917
3Kyle Busch2229-25431620
4Kevin Harvick2228-2631817
5Jeff Gordon2218-3602716
6Greg Biffle2202-5210413
7Dale Earnhardt Jr.2202-5202718
8Clint Bowyer2196-5800815
9Kurt Busch2192-62011015
10Carl Edwards2185-6921916
11Ryan Newman2182-7212616
12Joey Logano2180-74121016
13Kasey Kahne2153-10120912

*Complete standings found at NASCAR.com.

 

The fourth-to-last race on the schedule is the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Powered by Kroger from Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m. ET.

Johnson is the defending race champion.

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