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The 2013 Firestone 550 was twenty-third running of the Firestone 550 and the eighth round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Saturday, June 8. The race was contested over 228 laps at the 1.5-mile (2.4 km) Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, and was televised by ABC in the United States.

United States 2013 Firestone 550
Race details
8th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
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DateJune 8, 2013
Official nameFirestone 550
LocationTexas Motor Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance228 laps
342 mi / 550 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 90 °F (32 °C); wind speeds up to 14 miles per hour (23 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverWill Power (Team Penske)
Time0:47.7960
Fastest lap
DriverTony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)
Time24.2769 (on lap 51 of 228)
Podium
FirstHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
SecondRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
ThirdTony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)

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BackgroundEdit

Before coming to Texas Motor Speedway, IndyCar completed the first doubleheader of the season at Belle Isle in the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit, where Mike Conway earned his first victory of the season in the first race, while Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar series race in the second part of the doubleheader. Entering the Firestone 550, both Marco Andretti and Hélio Castroneves were tied atop the IndyCar drivers point championship, each with 206 point, though both did not have any victories on the season. Justin Wilson entered the race as the defending champion having won the previous year's race.

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ClassificationEdit

Starting gridEdit

Row Inside Outside
1 12   Will Power 25   Marco Andretti
2 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay 10   Dario Franchitti
3 5   E.J. Viso 3   Hélio Castroneves
4 67   Josef Newgarden 83   Charlie Kimball
5 20   Ed Carpenter 16   James Jakes
6 9   Scott Dixon 27   James Hinchcliffe
7 11   Tony Kanaan 98   Alex Tagliani
8 7   Sébastien Bourdais 4   Oriol Servia
9 15   Graham Rahal 6   Sebastian Saavedra
10 18   Pippa Mann 19   Justin Wilson
11 14   Takuma Sato 78   Simona de Silvestro
12 77   Simon Pagenaud 55   Tristan Vautier (R)
de Silvestro, Pagenaud and Vautier penalised 10 places for changing engine

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 228 1:52:17.4594 3 6 132 53
2 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228 + 4.6919 4 3 35 41
3 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 228 + 11.6088 4 13 35
4 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 228 + 17.6930 4 9 32
5 25   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 228 + 19.5078 4 2 57 31
6 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 227 + 1 lap 3 4 28
7 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 227 + 1 lap 3 1 4 28
8 67   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 227 + 1 lap 4 7 24
9 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227 + 1 lap 4 12 22
10 5   E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 227 + 1 lap 4 5 20
11 14   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 227 + 1 lap 4 21 19
12 16   James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 227 + 1 lap 4 10 18
13 77   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 226 + 2 laps 5 23 17
14 6   Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 226 + 2 laps 5 18 16
15 19   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 226 + 2 laps 3 20 15
16 78   Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 226 + 2 laps 4 22 14
17 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 226 + 2 laps 4 8 13
18 55   Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 225 + 3 laps 3 24 12
19 4   Oriol Servià Panther Racing Chevrolet 225 + 3 laps 4 16 11
20 7   Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 224 + 4 laps 5 15 10
21 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 223 + 5 laps 6 23 9
22 98   Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 223 + 5 laps 6 14 8
23 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 61 Mechanical 2 11 7
24 18   Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda 2 Mechanical 0 19 6
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weather information for the 2013 Firestone 550". The Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Qualification Results for the Firestone 550". IndyCar.com. June 7, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013.

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