The start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup was delayed thanks to rain that forced the running of the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway to today. When it was over Joey Logano would lead Joe Gibbs Racing with a 17th-place finish, while Kyle Busch would come up just short on fuel to finish 22nd and two separate tire issues would relegate Hamlin to a 31st-place finish.
Brian Scott drove his No. 11 Shore Lodge Toyota to an impressive 3rd place finish in Chicago! Ryan Truex battled back from an early spin to finish 13th in his Schick Xtreme 3 Toyota. Joey Logano struggled with an ill-handling racecar for much of the day before finishing 19th in his SportClips Toyota.
It was a wild night of racing at Richmond International Raceway with several teams battling in their final chance to earn a spot in The Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. When the Wonderful Pistachios 400 was over it was Denny Hamlin who had secured his place in NASCAR’s 10-race playoff with a ninth-place finish. Kyle Busch, who entered the night already secure in his place in the Chase, finished the night in the sixth position, while an engine failure left Joey Logano in 35th.
Kyle Busch wins at Richmond after a great final pit stop gets him out ahead of his closest competition! Ryan Truex finished 4th in his second start for JGR. While running in the top-10, Brian Scott was hit from behind and sent spinning into the wall. The resulting damage ended his night.
After the attacks on September 11th, 2001 the No. 36 M&M’S car of Ken Schrader went to Dover with only an American Flag design covering the sheetmetal. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the events on 9/11/2001. To recognize those lost on that day, the M&M’S car of Kyle Busch will run the same paint scheme at Richmond. Enjoy these photos and a timelapse video of the car being wrapped in an American Flag.