[box border=”full”]This post is a recap of what happened in 2013 at Kentucky[/box]
2013 Kentucky Top Ten Starters
- Dale Earnhardt Jr.
- Carl Edwards
- Jimmie Johnson
- Kyle Busch
- Marcos Ambrose
- Denny Hamlin
- Ryan Newman
- Brad Keselowski
- Brian Vickers
- Juan Pablo Montoya
This race was run on Sunday afternoon. It was originally scheduled to be run on Saturday night.
There was a competition caution on lap 30.
Brian Vickers drove the #55.
Austin Dillon drove the #51.
AJ Allmendinger drove the #47.
Joey Logano has three wins at Kentucky in the Nationwide Series
Bobby Labonte’s streak of 704 straight starts was snapped this weekend
Dale Earnhardt Jr. started on the pole but Carl Edwards passed him on the first lap and led the first 31 laps.
Running order on lap 20: 99,88,11,48,18,2,42,9,24,22 … 31,15,20,55,29,56,5,1,39,17 … 78,47,16,43,14,27,51,30,13,7
Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the lead by winning the race off pit road after the competition caution.
Jeff Burton got caught speeding on pit during the first caution. He was running in 11th at the time and it dropped him back to 34th.
Early in the race Jimmie Johnson had the fastest car after 20-30 laps.
Denny Hamlin had a flat tire on lap 36. He was running in 5th at the time.
On lap 38 Denny Hamlin’s tire outer liner came off his car and it hit the 48 and 88 car while they were running 1-2. It brought out a caution.
Neither Jimmie Johnson or Dale Earnhardt Jr. pitted after getting hit from Hamlin’s tire debris.
Denny Hamlin got one lap back when he brought out the caution. He still was one lap down though because he lost two.
During the Denny Hamlin debris caution Jeff Burton got busted speeding on pit road again.
Kyle Busch spun on lap 43 in the middle of traffic. He was running in 5th at the time. It dropped him back to 36th.
On lap 48 shortly after a restart Brad Keselowski spun and took out a lot of cars. He was running around 10th at the time. Others collected were Biffle, Menard, Cassill, Kvapil and Blaney. What happened is Kurt Busch got below him in the turn and they had contact. This accident brought out a red flag.
During that caution Dale Earnhardt Jr. did a long pit stop to correct his splitter from when Hamlin’s tire debris hit his car. He was running in 5th at the time and it dropped him to the back.
Running order on lap 55: 48,20,99,24,29,42,5,9,78,15 …. 14,56,39,43,17,51,31,10,11,13 … 55,22,47,30,88,1,18
Running order on lap 71: 48,20,99,24,5,29,42,9,15,78 …. 43,14,56,39,31,11,17,22,55,18 … 51,10,47,1,88