Jimmie Johnson wins NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway

At the Martinsville Speedway, Jimmie Johnson has shown his supremacy by winning the NASCAR’s STP Gas Booster 500 race for the 8th time. Johnson Sunday’s victory has brought his 62nd win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. At the .526 mile Martinsville Speedway track, Johnson’s win gave him back the overall leader position at the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In the STP Gas Booster 500 race, Jimmie in car #48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet led 346 of the total 500 laps.

On the other hand, with the difference of .628 seconds from Johnson, Clint Bowyer in car #15 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota has finished the race at the 2nd position. And Johnson’s teammates from Hendrick Motorsports, Jeff Gordon in Car #24 and Kasey Kahne in car #5 has finished at the 3rd and 4th place respectively. The previous NASCAR sprint cup winner in the Auto Club 400 race, Kyle Busch in car #18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota has finished the race at the 5th position.

If we see the overall NASCAR standings, Jimmie Johnson has again taken the lead with 231 points, Brad Keselowski from Penske Racing has 6 points behind the leader with 225 points and has maintained an overall second position, while Dale Earnhardt Jr from Hendrick Motorsports is 6 points behind the Dale Earnhardt Jr and 12 points behind the leader. Kyle Busch from Joe Gibbs Racing is going good by minimizing the difference from the leader through every race, with 203 points, he is at 28 points behind the leader. Kasey Kahne from Hendrick Motorsports is also going good with an overall 5th position and is at 32 points behind the leader.

Jimmie Johnson Wins STP Gas Booster 500 Race At Martinsville Speedway

In the race, Kurt Busch in car # 78 Chevrolet has the brakes failed at the lap 487 and he was sent hard into the Turn wall 1, the car got rolled with the fence and flames were started under the hood. Busch smartly turned on the extinguisher and exited the car from the driver’s side window, with a safe evacuation and the lap 487 got the NASCAR red-flagged.

Johnson after the stoppage has led the race to a restart on Lap 493 where Bowyer was beside him in the outer lane, but Johnson move off in the last 8 laps to beat Clint Bowyer by crossing the finish line just .628 seconds ahead.

 

Result of 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup STP Gas Booster 500 Race
Position Driver Car No.[#] Automaker Start Total Laps Laps Led Position Improved(+/-) Earned Points/Bonus
1 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 1 500 346
2
Running 48/5
2 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 15 500 0
6
Running 42/0
3 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 6 500 0
6
Running 41/0
4 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 5 500 0
2
Running 40/0
5 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 11 500 56
2
Running 40/1
6 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 7 500 0
0
Running 38/0
7 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 13 500 0
3
Running 37/0
8 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 2 500 1
3
Running 37/1
9 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 22 500 0
-1
Running 35/0
10 Mark Martin 11 Toyota 35 500 0
4
Running 34/0
11 Brian Vickers 55 Toyota 3 500 0
0
Running 0/0
12 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 32 500 0
3
Running 32/0
13 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 21 500 0
1
Running 31/0
14 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 8 500 96
1
Running 31/1
15 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 9 500 0
-3
Running 29/0
16 Casey Mears 13 Ford 41 500 0
4
Running 28/0
17 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 26 500 0
0
Running 27/0
18 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 29 500 0
0
Running 26/0
19 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 16 500 0
-1
Running 25/0
20 Aric Almirola 43 Ford 34 500 0
1
Running 24/0
21 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 31 500 0
3
Running 23/0
22 Regan Smith 51 Chevrolet 18 500 0
0
Running 0/0
23 Joey Logano 22 Ford 4 499 0
-2
Running 21/0
24 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 17 498 0
-2
Running 20/0
25 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford 20 498 0
-3
Running 19/0
26 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 14 497 0
0
Running 18/0
27 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 37 497 0
-1
Running 17/0
28 David Gilliland 38 Ford 30 496 0
0
Running 16/0
29 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 39 495 0
-1
Running 15/0
30 David Ragan 34 Ford 23 493 0
1
Running 14/0
31 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 10 492 0
-3
Running 13/0
32 Ken Schrader 32 Ford 36 492 0
1
Running 12/0
33 Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet 33 492 0
1
Running 11/0
34 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 43 491 0
0
Running 0/0
35 Josh Wise 35 Ford 42 488 0
0
Running 0/0
36 David Stremme 30 Toyota 24 485 0
0
Electrical 8/0
37 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 19 457 0
-6
Accident 7/0
38 David Reutimann 83 Toyota 40 457 0
-1
Running 6/0
39 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 25 436 1
0
Running 6/1
40 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota 12 385 0
-6
Running 4/0
41 Scott Speed 95 Ford 28 64 0
0
Rear Gear 3/0
42 Scott Riggs 44 Ford 38 47 0
1
Brakes 2/0
43 Michael McDowell 98 Ford 27 26 0
-1
Brakes 1/0

 

Overall Standings of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – after STP Gas Booster 500 Race
Rank Driver Position Improved(+/-) Car No.(#) Earned Points Behind Wins Starts Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1
Hendrick Motorsports
Jimmie Johnson
2 48 231 0 2 6 3 4 0
2
Penske Racing
Brad Keselowski
0 2 225 6 0 6 4 5 0
3
Hendrick Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt Jr
-2 88 219 12 0 6 3 5 0
4
Joe Gibbs Racing
Kyle Busch
2 18 203 28 1 6 4 4 1
5
Hendrick Motorsports
Kasey Kahne
2 5 199 32 1 6 3 4 0
6
Roush Fenway Racing
Greg Biffle
-1 16 199 32 0 6 0 3 0
7
Roush Fenway Racing
Carl Edwards
-3 99 193 38 1 6 3 3 0
8
Michael Waltrip Racing
Clint Bowyer
6 15 179 52 0 6 2 3 1
9
Richard Childress Racing
Paul Menard
-1 27 179 52 0 6 0 3 0
10
Joe Gibbs Racing
Matt Kenseth
1 20 172 59 1 6 1 3 2
11
Penske Racing
Joey Logano
-2 22 167 64 0 6 1 1 0
12
Hendrick Motorsports
Jeff Gordon
6 24 164 67 0 6 1 2 1
13
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Jamie McMurray
3 1 162 69 0 6 0 2 0
14
Richard Childress Racing
Kevin Harvick
1 29 161 70 0 6 0 1 1
15
Roush Fenway Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
-3 17 158 73 0 6 0 0 0
16
Richard Petty Motorsports
Aric Almirola
1 43 149 82 0 6 0 0 1
17
Germain Racing
Casey Mears
4 13 146 85 0 6 0 0 0
18
Joe Gibbs Racing
Denny Hamlin
145 86 0 5 1 1 1
19
Furniture Row Racing
Kurt Busch
-6 78 144 87 0 6 2 2 1
20
Richard Petty Motorsports
Marcos Ambrose
3 9 144 87 0 6 0 1 0
21
Joe Gibbs Racing
Mark Martin
4 11 136 95 0 5 1 2 0
22
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
0 14 135 96 0 6 0 1 0
23
Stewart-Haas Racing
Ryan Newman
-3 39 134 97 0 6 1 3 2
24
Richard Childress Racing
Jeff Burton
0 31 131 100 0 6 0 1 1
25
Michael Waltrip Racing
Martin Truex Jr
-6 56 126 105 0 6 0 1 0

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