Greg Biffle, Ford, 160.577 mph
Matt Kenseth, Ford, 149.231 mph
Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 146.230 mph.
Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 146.372 mph
Carl Edwards, Ford, 144.814 mph
Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 143.359 mph
Kasey Kahne, Dodge, 137.943 mph
Greg Biffle, Ford, 130.055 mph
Elliott Sadler, , 138.845 mph
Ryan Newman, Dodge, 134.517 mph
Matt Kenseth, Ford, 142.431 mph
Dale Jarrett, Ford, 141.804 mph
Dale Earnhardt Jr, Chevrolet, 131.152 mph
Terry Labonte, Chevrolet, 144.276 mph
Mark Martin, Ford, 136.771 mph
Jeff Burton, Ford, 125.111 mph
#1 Jamie McMurray
(Joplin, MO) Chevrolet/Bell Helicopters
#2 Brad Keselowski
(Rochester Hills, MI) Ford/Miller Lite
#5 Kasey Kahne
(Enumclaw, WA) Chevrolet/Time Warner Cable
#7 Dave Blaney
(Hartford, OH) Chevrolet/Sany
#9 Marcos Ambrose
(Launceston, Australia) Ford/DeWalt
#10 Danica Patrick
(Roscoe, IL) Chevrolet/GoDaddy.com
#11 Brian Vickers
(Thomasville, NC) Toyota/FedEx Office
#13 Casey Mears
(Bakersfield, CA) Ford/GEICO
#14 Tony Stewart
(Columbus, IN) Chevrolet/Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1
#15 Clint Bowyer
(Emporia, KS) Toyota/Gander Mountain
#16 * Greg Biffle
(Vancouver, WA) Ford/Filtrete
#17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
(Olive Branch, MS) Ford/Best Buy
#18 Kyle Busch
(Las Vegas, NV) Toyota/Interstate Batteries
#19 Mike Bliss
(Milwaukie, OR) Toyota/Plinker Tactical
#20 Matt Kenseth
(Cambridge, WI) Toyota/Dollar General
#21 Trevor Bayne
(Knoxville, TN) Ford/Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire
#22 Joey Logano
(Middletown, CT) Ford/Shell/Pennzoil
#24 Jeff Gordon
(Vallejo, CA) Chevrolet/Cromax Pro
#27 Paul Menard
(Eau Claire, WI) Chevrolet/Menards/Quaker State
#29 Kevin Harvick
(Bakersfield, CA) Chevrolet/Rheem
#30 David Stremme
(South Bend, IN) Toyota/Swan Energy/Lean 1
#31 Jeff Burton
(South Boston, VA) Chevrolet/Caterpillar
#32 Timmy Hill
(Port Tobacco, MD) Ford/Oxy Water
#33 Landon Cassill
(Fairfax, IA) Chevrolet/Little Joe's Autos
#34 David Ragan
(Unadilla, GA) Ford/Love's Travel Shops
#35 Josh Wise
(Riverside, CA) Ford/MDS Transport
#36 J.J. Yeley
(Phoenix, AZ) Chevrolet/Accell Construction
#38 David Gilliland
(Riverside, CA) Ford/EZ Pawn/EZ Money
#39 Ryan Newman
(South Bend, IN) Chevrolet/Quicken Loans
#42 Juan Pablo Montoya
(Bogota, Colombia) Chevrolet/Target/Kellogg's
#43 Aric Almirola
(Tampa, FL) Ford/Eckrich
#44 Scott Riggs
(Bahama, NC) Ford/TBA
#47 Bobby Labonte
(Corpus Christi, TX) Toyota/Bush's Beans
#48 Jimmie Johnson
(El Cajon, CA) Chevrolet/Lowe's Dover White
#51 A.J. Allmendinger
(Los Gatos, CA) Chevrolet/Phoenix Construction
#55 Mark Martin
(Batesville, AR) Toyota/Aaron's Dream Machine
#56 Martin Truex Jr.
(Mayetta, NJ) Toyota/NAPA Auto Parts
#78 Kurt Busch
(Las Vegas, NV) Chevrolet/Furniture Row
#83 David Reutimann
(Zephyrhills, FL) Toyota/Dr. Pepper
#87 Joe Nemechek
(Lakeland, FL) Toyota/Maddie's Place
#88 Dale Earnhardt Jr.
(Kannapolis, NC) Chevrolet/National Guard
#93 Travis Kvapil
(Janesville, WI) Toyota/Dr. Pepper
#95 Scott Speed
(Manteca, CA) Ford/TBA
#98 Michael McDowell
(Glendale, AZ) Ford/Phil Parsons Racing
#99 Carl Edwards
(Columbia, MO) Ford/Fastenal
The NRA 500 at Texas Motor Speedway is the seventh race on the 2013
Sprint Cup Series schedule.
Construction of Texas Motor Speedway began in 1995. This 1.5-mile racetrack
has 24 degrees of banking in all four turns and 5 degrees of banking on the
front and back straightaways.
There have been 24 Sprint Cup races held at Texas, including one event per
season from 1997-2004 and two each year since then. The series will return
there the first weekend in November for the eighth race in the Chase for the
Sprint Cup championship.
Jeff Burton won the inaugural Sprint Cup race at Texas on April 6, 1997.
Burton drove for Roush Fenway Racing at the time.
Carl Edwards holds the record for most wins at Texas with three. Greg Biffle,
Burton, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Tony Stewart have two
victories each there. Biffle won at this track one year ago, and Johnson took
the checkered flag last November.
Kenseth has the most top-five finishes at Texas with 12, while Mark Martin's
15 top-10s is tops among all drivers there.
Jack Roush has the most car owner wins at Texas with nine, followed by Rick
Hendrick with four and Joe Gibbs with three.
The race winner at Texas has started from the pole position just two times:
Kasey Kahne (April 2006) and Johnson (November 2012).
The closest margin of victory in a Sprint Cup race at Texas occurred in April
2004 when Elliott Sadler beat Kahne to the finish line by just 0.028 seconds.
Four drivers have competed in all 24 races at Texas: Burton, Jeff Gordon,
Bobby Labonte and Martin.
Brad Keselowski and Trevor Bayne are those drivers competing in this weekend's
race that made their first career Sprint Cup starts at Texas. Keselowski
started 37th and finished 19th in his Cup debut on Nov. 2, 2008. Bayne started
28th and finished 17th in his maiden start on Nov. 7, 2010.
Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are those drivers who won their first Sprint Cup
races at Texas. Burton's maiden win in the series came in the inaugural event
there in '97. Earnhardt scored his first victory on April 2, 2000. It came in
his 12th start.
Two drivers who are entered for this race claimed their first poles at Texas:
Martin Truex Jr. (November 2007) and David Ragan (April 2011).
Ryan Newman holds the record as the youngest driver to win a race at Texas.
Newman took the checkered flag there on March 30, 2003 when he was 25 years, 3
months and 22 days old. When Dale Jarrett was 44 years, 4 months and 6 days
old, he became the oldest driver to win at this track on April 1, 2001.
The next race is the April 21 STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Denny Hamlin won
last year's event there. Hamlin is not expected to compete at Kansas, as he
continues to recover from a compression fracture in his lower back due to an
accident at Auto Club Speedway last month.