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Vickers wins in New Hampshire

NASCAR Sprint Cup
Sunday, July 14, 2013

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Brian Vickers
Part-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Brian Vickers has made the most of his stint in Michael Waltrip Racing’s No. 55 Toyota.

In a green-white-checkered-flag finish, Vickers sped away from Kyle Busch in overtime and took the checkered flag 0.582 seconds ahead of Busch to win Sunday’s Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The third victory of Vickers’ career was his first since August 2009. Jeff Burton ran third, followed by pole-sitter Brad Keselowski and Aric Almirola. Series leader Jimmie Johnson, whose qualifying time was disallowed because of a ride-height violation on Friday, rallied to finish sixth after starting in the back.

Kevin Harvick, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth and Jeff Gordon completed the top 10. Tony Stewart led 84 laps but ran out of fuel on the next-to-last circuit and finished 26th.

Stewart was leading and in full fuel-conservation mode when contact between the Chevys of Paul Menard and Jeff Gordon sent Gordon spinning in Turn 2 on Lap 258. NASCAR called the 11th caution of the race because of the accident, leaving Stewart and Busch to restart side-by-side on Lap 263.

Stewart held the top spot for 24 laps, but Vickers showed his muscle late in the race, passed Kyle Busch for second on Lap 283 and powered past Stewart on the frontstretch four laps later. Vickers was cruising toward his first victory in four years when NASCAR called a caution on Lap 297 of 301 and sent the race to overtime.

But the caution only forestalled Vickers’ triumph for one extra lap, as he beat Busch to the finish in  a two-lap Sprint.

Results

Pos Driver Car # Make Start Laps Led Status
1 Brian Vickers 55 Toyota 13 302 16 Running
2 Kyle Busch 18 Toyota 4 302 53 Running
3 Jeff Burton 31 Chevrolet 9 302 0 Running
4 Brad Keselowski 2 Ford 1 302 14 Running
5 Aric Almirola 43 Ford 17 302 0 Running
6 Jimmie Johnson 48 Chevrolet 43 302 0 Running
7 Kevin Harvick 29 Chevrolet 18 302 0 Running
8 Carl Edwards 99 Ford 6 302 0 Running
9 Matt Kenseth 20 Toyota 12 302 33 Running
10 Jeff Gordon 24 Chevrolet 5 302 0 Running
11 Kasey Kahne 5 Chevrolet 8 302 0 Running
12 Jamie McMurray 1 Chevrolet 11 302 0 Running
13 Clint Bowyer 15 Toyota 20 302 0 Running
14 Dale Earnhardt Jr 88 Chevrolet 3 302 0 Running
15 Greg Biffle 16 Ford 22 302 0 Running
16 Martin Truex Jr 56 Toyota 19 302 0 Running
17 Paul Menard 27 Chevrolet 14 302 0 Running
18 David Gilliland 38 Ford 24 302 0 Running
19 David Ragan 34 Ford 29 302 0 Running
20 David Stremme 30 Toyota 42 302 0 Running
21 Denny Hamlin 11 Toyota 7 302 0 Running
22 AJ Allmendinger 51 Chevrolet 26 302 0 Running
23 Dave Blaney 7 Chevrolet 39 302 0 Running
24 Juan Pablo Montoya 42 Chevrolet 10 302 0 Running
25 Joe Nemechek 87 Toyota 38 302 0 Running
26 Tony Stewart 14 Chevrolet 16 302 84 Running
27 Bobby Labonte 47 Toyota 33 301 0 Running
28 David Reutimann 83 Toyota 27 299 0 Running
29 J.J. Yeley 36 Chevrolet 40 298 0 Running
30 Ken Schrader 32 Ford 37 298 0 Running
31 Kurt Busch 78 Chevrolet 2 283 102 Running
32 Landon Cassill 33 Chevrolet 36 281 0 Transmission
33 Marcos Ambrose 9 Ford 21 277 0 Running
34 Ricky Stenhouse Jr 17 Ford 23 275 0 Running
35 Josh Wise 35 Ford 35 270 0 Running
36 Casey Mears 13 Ford 28 242 0 Running
37 Danica Patrick 10 Chevrolet 32 237 0 Accident
38 Travis Kvapil 93 Toyota 31 236 0 Accident
39 Ryan Newman 39 Chevrolet 15 225 0 Accident
40 Joey Logano 22 Ford 25 211 0 Running
41 Morgan Shepherd 52 Toyota 41 92 0 Vibration
42 Michael McDowell 98 Ford 30 89 0 Vibration
43 Mike Bliss 19 Toyota 34 75 0 Rear Gear

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