2013 Brickyard 400

The 2013 Crown Royal Presents the Samuel Deeds 400 at the Brickyard, the 20th running of the event, was a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stock car race that was held on July 28, 2013, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. Contested over 160 laps, it was the twentieth race of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Ryan Newman of Stewart-Haas Racing won the race, his first of the season, while Jimmie Johnson finished second. Kasey Kahne, Tony Stewart, and Matt Kenseth rounded out the top five.

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2010 Coca-Cola 600

Three practice sessions and qualifying will be held before the Sunday evening race; one practice and qualifying on Thursday and two on Saturday. In the first practice, Juan Pablo Montoya was quickest, ahead of Ryan Newman in second, Jimmie Johnson in third, Elliott Sadler in fourth, and Kasey Kahne in fifth.

In the second practice, Kasey Kahne was fastest while Kurt Busch, David Reutimann, Jimmie Johnson, and Jeff Burton followed. During final practice, the quickest five were Martin Truex, Jr., Denny Hamlin, Kasey Kahne, Greg Biffle, and Jimmie Johnson.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The track's front and back straightaway are both 3,300 ft (1,000 m), while the short straightaways between turn one and two, as well as between turn three and four are 660 feet (200 m) long. The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators.

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a four-turn rectangular-oval track that is 2.5 miles (4.023 km) long. The track's turns are banked at 9 degrees, while the front stretch, the location of the finish line, has no banking. The back stretch, opposite of the front, also has a zero degree banking. The track's front and back straightaway are both 3,300 ft (1,000 m), while the short straightaways between turn one and two, as well as between turn three and four are 660 feet (200 m) long.

The racetrack has seats for more than 250,000 spectators. The defending race winner from 2013 was Ryan Newman.

Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 696 points, while Clint Bowyer stood in second with 640 points. Carl Edwards followed in third with 623, one point ahead of Kevin Harvick and forty-five ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in fourth and fifth. Matt Kenseth, with 576, was in sixth; tied with Kyle Busch, who was scored seventh.

Eighth-placed Greg Biffle was sixteen points ahead of Brad Keselowski and twenty-two ahead of Kasey Kahne in ninth and tenth. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 134 points, nine points ahead of Toyota. Ford was third with 95 points.

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Before the race, Jimmie Johnson was leading the Drivers' Championship with 740 points, while Clint Bowyer stood in second with 665 points. Carl Edwards followed in the third with 655, seven points ahead of Kevin Harvick and 39 ahead of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in fourth and fifth.

Matt Kenseth, with 615 points, was in sixth; five ahead of Kyle Busch, who was scored seventh. Eighth-placed Greg Biffle was one point ahead of Kasey Kahne and six ahead of Gordon in ninth and tenth. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Chevrolet was leading with 143 points, twelve points ahead of Toyota. Ford was third after recording only 99 points before the race.

Two practice sessions are scheduled to be held in preparation for the race. The first session, held on July 26, 2013, was 85 minutes long, while second session was held on the following day and was 120 minutes long.

(Source: Wikipedia)