NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race 2013: Live Results, Updates and Reaction

Michael Guadalupe@The_GuadaFeatured ColumnistMay 18, 2013

CONCORD, NC - MAY 17:  Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe's Patriotic Chevrolet, stands in the garage area prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 17, 2013 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
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Jimmie Johnson successfully defended his victory at the All-Star race, passing Kasey Kahne in the final segment and never looking back.

His pit crew would help get him out in front, with a 11.8 second four tire stop before heading into the final segment.

Kyle Busch and Kurt Busch dominated all the other segments, but in the end they didn't have enough to make it into victory lane.

We saw a night filled with fast speeds, rain delays, and even a couple extra cautions.

Jamie McMurray and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finished first and second during the Sprint Showdown, and Danica was voted into the All-Star race by the fans.

Kurt Busch would win the first and fourth segments, with his brother Kyle winning the second and third segments. Both Busch brothers looked prime to take the win during the final segment, but couldn't get off of pit road faster than Jimmie Johnson and Kasey Kahne.

And while Kahne put up an effort at the end to hold back Johnson, the driver known as Five-Time proved once again why he is a champion.

Johnson successfully defended his All-Star win from last year, and has now won four All-Star races.

Winner: Jimmie Johnson


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