Kyle Busch’s first Sprint Cup victory for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing at Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch’s focused racing in the today’s Auto Club 400 race, has claimed the first victory for Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Yesterday, at the Fontana Royal Purple 300 race, Busch has was happy to have his 6th victory at the Nationwide Series race but desperately want his first victory at the Sprint Cup Series under Joe Gibbs Racing. After winning it today, he has achieved the most needed milestone for the Joe Gibbs Racing. It is his 2nd win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. In this race, he was at front with 125 led laps, out of 200 laps and earned 125 points from this race.

On the final lap, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin were leading but over-focusing each other at the last 100 meters of the race, ended-up with an unexpected contact, which has created a good chance for Kyle Busch, who has without any mistake sprinted from the outside to win the race. But the contact has sent Hamlin hitting hard to the inside wall and after the crash he was alright but taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Hendrick Motorsports Dale Earnhardt Jr. has earned the 2nd position and became the new overall NASCAR Sprint Cup Series leader, while Brad Keselowski with 23rd position finish has now at overall 2nd position. Joey Logano in Penske Racing Chevrolet has finished the race at the third position. Carl Edwards in Ford finished in 4th place, while Kurt Busch in Chevrolet finished in 5th position.

Kyle Busch First Sprint Cup Win For Toyota And Joe Gibbs Racing At Fontana Auto Club Speedway

 

Result of 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Auto Club 400 Race
Position Driver Car No.[#] Automaker Start Total Laps Laps Led Position Improved(+/-) Earned Points/Bonus
1 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 4 200 125
4
Running 48/5
2 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 15 200 0
1
Running 42/0
3 Joey Logano 22 Ford 6 200 41
3
Running 42/1
4 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 24 200 0
4
Running 40/0
5 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 10 200 0
3
Running 39/0
6 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 2 200 0
0
Running 38/0
7 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 5 200 10
2
Running 38/1
8 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 27 200 0
1
Running 36/0
9 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 16 200 0
0
Running 35/0
10 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 20 200 0
3
Running 34/0
11 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 19 200 0
3
Running 33/0
12 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 18 200 0
0
Running 32/0
13 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 14 200 1
2
Running 32/1
14 Aric Almirola 43 Ford 23 200 0
3
Running 30/0
15 Casey Mears 13 Ford 11 200 0
1
Running 29/0
16 AJ Allmendinger 51 Chevrolet 26 200 0
4
Running 28/0
17 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 22 200 0
1
Running 27/0
18 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota 7 200 0
-1
Running 26/0
19 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 17 200 0
-2
Running 25/0
20 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford 31 200 0
-1
Running 24/0
21 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 29 200 0
2
Running 23/0
22 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 8 200 18
2
Running 23/1
23 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 3 200 0
-1
Running 21/0
24 David Ragan 34 Ford 42 200 1
0
Running 21/1
25 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 1 199 3
-4
Accident 20/1
26 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 40 199 0
-1
Running 18/0
27 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 37 199 0
1
Running 17/0
28 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 25 198 0
-2
Running 16/0
29 David Gilliland 38 Ford 34 198 0
1
Running 15/0
30 Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet 36 194 0
2
Running 14/0
31 David Stremme 30 Toyota 32 193 0
-1
Running 13/0
32 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 43 193 0
-1
Running 0/0
33 David Reutimann 83 Toyota 28 192 0
0
Oil Leak 11/0
34 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 33 188 1
0
Running 11/1
35 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 13 184 0
-10
Engine 9/0
36 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 21 182 0
-8
Running 8/0
37 Mark Martin 55 Toyota 9 179 0
-6
Running 7/0
38 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 12 169 0
-4
Running 6/0
39 Timmy Hill 32 Ford 39 108 0
0
Rear Gear 5/0
40 Josh Wise 35 Ford 30 103 0
-1
Overheating 0/0
41 Scott Riggs 44 Ford 38 66 0
-1
Vibration 3/0
42 Michael McDowell 98 Ford 35 60 0
0
Vibration 2/0
43 Mike Bliss 19 Toyota 41 44 0
-1
Fuel Pump 0/0

 

Overall Standings of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – after Auto Club 400 Race
Rank Driver Position Improved(+/-) Car No.(#) Earned Points Behind Wins Starts Top 5 Top 10 DNF
1
Hendrick Motorsports
Dale Earnhardt Jr
1 88 199 0 0 5 3 5 0
2
Penske Racing
Brad Keselowski
-1 2 187 12 0 5 4 4 0
3
Hendrick Motorsports
Jimmie Johnson
0 48 183 16 1 5 2 3 0
4
Roush Fenway Racing
Carl Edwards
4 99 164 35 1 5 3 3 0
5
Roush Fenway Racing
Greg Biffle
0 16 164 35 0 5 0 2 0
6
Joe Gibbs Racing
Kyle Busch
4 18 163 36 1 5 3 3 1
7
Hendrick Motorsports
Kasey Kahne
0 5 159 40 1 5 2 3 0
8
Richard Childress Racing
Paul Menard
1 27 154 45 0 5 0 3 0
9
Penske Racing
Joey Logano
3 22 146 53 0 5 1 1 0
10
Joe Gibbs Racing
Denny Hamlin
-4 11 145 54 0 5 1 1 1
11
Joe Gibbs Racing
Matt Kenseth
2 20 141 58 1 5 1 3 2
12
Roush Fenway Racing
Ricky Stenhouse Jr
-1 17 139 60 0 5 0 0 0
13
Furniture Row Racing
Kurt Busch
3 78 137 62 0 5 2 2 0
14
Michael Waltrip Racing
Clint Bowyer
-10 15 137 62 0 5 1 2 1
15
Richard Childress Racing
Kevin Harvick
2 29 130 69 0 5 0 1 1
16
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Jamie McMurray
-2 1 125 74 0 5 0 1 0
17
Richard Petty Motorsports
Aric Almirola
3 43 125 74 0 5 0 0 1
18
Hendrick Motorsports
Jeff Gordon
3 24 123 76 0 5 0 1 1
19
Michael Waltrip Racing
Martin Truex Jr
-1 56 122 77 0 5 0 1 0
20
Stewart-Haas Racing
Ryan Newman
3 39 121 78 0 5 1 3 2
21
Germain Racing
Casey Mears
1 13 118 81 0 5 0 0 0
22
Stewart-Haas Racing
Tony Stewart
2 14 108 91 0 5 0 1 0
23
Richard Petty Motorsports
Marcos Ambrose
-8 9 107 92 0 5 0 0 0
24
Richard Childress Racing
Jeff Burton
1 31 105 94 0 5 0 1 1
25
Michael Waltrip Racing
Mark Martin
-6 55 102 97 0 4 1 1 0
26
Tommy Baldwin Racing
J.J. Yeley
1 36 92 107 0 5 0 1 0
27
Phoenix Racing
AJ Allmendinger
4 51 92 107 0 3 0 0 0
28
Tommy Baldwin Racing
Dave Blaney
2 7 89 110 0 5 0 0 1
29
Stewart-Haas Racing
Danica Patrick
-1 10 87 112 0 5 0 1 1
30
Earnhardt Ganassi Racing
Juan Pablo Montoya
-4 42 83 116 0 5 0 0 0
31
JTG Daugherty Racing
Bobby Labonte
-2 47 82 117 0 5 0 0 1
32
BK Racing
David Reutimann
0 83 74 125 0 5 0 0 2
33
Front Row Motorsports
David Ragan
0 34 74 125 0 5 0 0 2
34
Front Row Motorsports
David Gilliland
1 38 64 135 0 5 0 0 2
35
Swan Racing
David Stremme
-1 30 63 136 0 4 0 0 0
36
BK Racing
Travis Kvapil
0 93 57 142 0 5 0 0 2
37
Phil Parsons Racing
Michael McDowell
0 98 40 159 0 4 0 1 3
38
Circle Sport
Landon Cassill
2 33 39 160 0 4 0 0 1
39
FAS Lane Racing
Terry Labonte
37 162 0 2 0 0 0
40
Leavine Family Racing
Scott Speed
32 167 0 4 0 0 3
41
Michael Waltrip Racing
Michael Waltrip
23 176 0 1 0 0 0
42
FAS Lane Racing
Ken Schrader
17 182 0 2 0 0 1
43
FAS Lane Racing
Timmy Hill
0 32 5 194 0 1 0 0 1
44
XXXtreme Motorsport
Scott Riggs
-1 44 4 195 0 2 0 0 2
45
Finch Racing
Regan Smith
0 199 0 1 0 1 0
46
Michael Waltrip Racing
Brian Vickers
0 199 0 1 0 1 0
47
Richard Childress Racing
Austin Dillon
0 199 0 2 0 0 0
48
Wood Brothers Racing
Trevor Bayne
0 199 0 2 0 0 0
49
Front Row Motorsports
Josh Wise
-1 35 0 199 0 5 0 0 2
50
NEMCO Motorsports
Joe Nemechek
-1 87 0 199 0 5 0 0 1
51
Humphrey Smith Racing
Mike Bliss
-1 19 0 199 0 3 0 0 3
52
Brian Keselowski Racing
Brian Keselowski
0 199 0 0 0 0 0

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