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Kansas Race Review

Going into this weekend many thought the newly repaved surface of Kansas Speedway could make today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 a bit of a wild card race in the Chase. Despite two days of testing to help teams acclimate to the new conditions it was clear from the outset that it would indeed become a matter of survival in a race that featured an unusually high number of spins and cautions.

Denny Hamlin would lead Joe Gibbs Racing with a 13th place finish, while Joey Logano came home 19th and Kyle Busch had his day ended early with a wreck on lap 181 and finished 31st.
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Kansas Quotes and Notes

Denny Hamlin Quotes

How do you think the Kansas Speedway repave is going to affect the race on Sunday?

“As we have seen with all the repaved race tracks, the grip level and speeds are way up and there isn’t much tire wear. Luckily we’ll be out there to test a couple days to lay some rubber on the track, and hopefully a couple grooves will develop that we can use in the race. It’ll take a little bit to get used to the new surface, but I’m confident that Darian (Grubb) and the guys will prepare a fast FedEx Camry this weekend. We’re still in the thick of the Chase with five races to go, and we have some good tracks coming up for us.”
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Charlotte Recap

It was a strong night for Joe Gibbs Racing with all three teams earning a top-ten finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 from Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Denny Hamlin would lead the way with a strong second-place finish, while Kyle Busch earned fifth and Joey Logano crossed the finish line in ninth.
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