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2013 Texas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-up & Race Preview
Posted by: ASkyler on Apr 13, 2013 - 06:57 AM
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2013 Texas: NASCAR Sprint Cup Starting Line-up & Race Preview


By Mike Sulka

The 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has arrived at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas for the 17th Annual NRA 500. NASCAR has been coming to Texas since 1997 for both the Cup and the NASCAR Nationwide series.

Texas is a 1.5-mile quad-oval that was completed in 1996. The banking in the turns is 24 degrees with a 2,250 foot frontstretch and a much shorter backstretch that is 1,330 feet. The amazing facility hosts the Cup series twice a year - since 2005 - with seating for up to 159,585. Jeff Burton and his Ford won the debut event in 1997 after starting 5th.

One of the most interesting stats regarding Texas is that the NASCAR Sprint Cup series has raced here 24 times, and had 17 different winners. Only Carl Edwards ( 3 - Fall 2005, Both 2008 races), Jeff Burton (2 - 1997, Spring 2007), Denny Hamlin (2- 2010 sweep), Tony Stewart (2 - Fall, 2006 & 2011), Matt Kenseth (2 - 2002, Spring 2011), Greg Biffle ( 2 - Spring 2005, Spring 2012) and Jimmie Johnson (2 - Fall 2007, Fall 2012) have won this event multiple times. Jimmie Johnson joined that club after his win last fall.

Texas is a hard track to duplicate success.

Check out Carl Edwards for evidence. When Edwards hasn't won at Texas he has finished 8th or worse - except for 2011 when he grabbed a third and a second. His average finish over 14 races is 15th.

And he's the only driver with three triumphs at Texas.

Burton's story is somewhat similar although he's finished in the top-ten nine times in 24 attempts. Interestingly, he is one of four drivers to have raced all 24 times at Texas - the others are: Bobby Labonte, Mark Martin, and Jeff Gordon.

But, there is only one driver who has finished in the top-five seven times in the last eight races - Matt Kenseth.

Did you know that over the 24 races since its inception, that the race winner had come from 8th or higher 18 times ?

Or how about this...

Out of 24 races, the Pole winner has won just twice, the driver starting second has won twice... but the driver starting third has won four times. However, fourth and fifth have also won... three times.

So with those stats in mind, it is time for our pick for the win... Matt Kenseth.

Dang, was that hard. Because we look at Kyle Busch who starts on Pole today and won the NASCAR Nationwide race and think he should be our pick. But he hasn't won at Texas.

So, if Kenseth fails, keep an eye on Jimmie Johnson and Greg Biffle. We could easily make a case for either of them winning as well.

Enjoy tonight's race, it is sure to be a another Texas thriller.

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Starting Line Up by Row
Texas Motor Speedway
17th Annual NRA 500
Provided by NASCAR Statistics - Fri, April 12, 2013 @ 08:15 PM Eastern
Track Race Record: Greg Biffle 04/14/12 03:07:12 160.577
Row Pos Car Driver Team Time Speed
1 1 18 Kyle Busch Interstate Batteries Toyota 27.509 196.299
2 78 Kurt Busch Furniture Row Racing / Serta Chevrolet 27.595 195.688
2 3 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 27.691 195.009
4 9 Marcos Ambrose DeWalt Ford 27.700 194.946
3 5 56 Martin Truex Jr. NAPA Auto Parts Toyota 27.725 194.770
6 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr. National Guard Chevrolet 27.759 194.532
4 7 48 Jimmie Johnson Lowe's Dover White Chevrolet 27.763 194.503
8 24 Jeff Gordon Cromax Pro Chevrolet 27.811 194.168
5 9 99 Carl Edwards Fastenal Ford 27.814 194.147
10 42 Juan Pablo Montoya Target / Kellogg's Chevrolet 27.834 194.007
6 11 1 Jamie McMurray Bell Helicopter Chevrolet 27.861 193.819
12 51 Austin Dillon(i) Bruce Lowrie Chevrolet / Realtree Chevrolet 27.869 193.764
7 13 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 27.888 193.632
14 5 Kasey Kahne Time Warner Cable Chevrolet 27.914 193.451
8 15 11 Brian Vickers(i) FedEx Office / March of Dimes Toyota 27.915 193.444
16 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 27.917 193.431
9 17 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. # Best Buy Ford 27.951 193.195
18 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 27.996 192.885
10 19 27 Paul Menard Quaker State / Menards Chevrolet 28.011 192.781
20 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 28.014 192.761
11 21 31 Jeff Burton Caterpillar Chevrolet 28.014 192.761
22 21 Trevor Bayne(i) Motorcraft/QuickLaneTire&AutoCenter Ford 28.015 192.754
12 23 55 Mark Martin Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 28.031 192.644
24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Ford 28.038 192.596
13 25 34 David Ragan Love's Travel Stops Ford 28.044 192.555
26 15 Clint Bowyer Gander Mountain Toyota 28.086 192.267
14 27 38 David Gilliland EZ Pawn / EZ Money Ford 28.110 192.102
28 7 Dave Blaney SANY Chevrolet 28.141 191.891
15 29 29 Kevin Harvick Rheem Chevrolet 28.164 191.734
30 47 Bobby Labonte Bush's Beans Toyota 28.188 191.571
16 31 39 Ryan Newman Quicken Loans Chevrolet 28.190 191.557
32 93 Travis Kvapil Dr Pepper Toyota 28.231 191.279
17 33 30 David Stremme Lean 1 / Swan Energy Toyota 28.251 191.144
34 19 Mike Bliss(i) Plinker Tactical / MCM Elegante Toyota 28.283 190.927
18 35 16 Greg Biffle 3M Ford 28.284 190.921
36 36 JJ Yeley Accell Construction Chevrolet 28.316 190.705
19 37 98 Michael McDowell Phil Parsons Racing Ford Owner Points
38 83 David Reutimann Dr Pepper Toyota Owner Points
20 39 33 Landon Cassill Little Joe's Autos / Precon Marine Chevrolet Owner Points
40 35 Josh Wise(i) MDS Transport Ford Owner Points
21 41 87 Joe Nemechek(i) ATIgunstocks.com Toyota Owner Points
42 10 Danica Patrick # GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Owner Points
22 43 32 Timmy Hill # OXY water Ford Owner Points
Did Not Qualify: # 95 Scott Speed; # 44 Scott Riggs.
Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs Manufacturer Starting Lineup DNQs
Chevrolet 17 0 Toyota 12 0






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