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Martinsville in Review

Joe Gibbs Racing started all three cars in the top four and all three cars took their turn at the front of the field in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway. When it was over Matt Kenseth led the team with a second-place finish, while Denny Hamlin earned a top ten coming home in seventh and Kyle Busch battled late-race handling issues to finish 15th.

With three races remaining in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Kenseth moved back into a tie with Jimmie Johnson for the lead in the point standings. Kyle Busch is now fifth in the standings 36 points behind the leaders.
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Talladega Recap

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway was a bit unique for the large track that has become well known for major late race accidents that often involve a large portion of the cars in the field. Although nerves were certainly still on edge and the race still had its share of moments that took your breath away, the big chain reaction wreck never occurred.

Fortunately for Joe Gibbs Racing all three of its teams managed to avoid the accidents that did occur and when it was over Kyle Busch led the way with a fifth-place finish, while Matt Kenseth finished 20th and a engine failure left Denny Hamlin back in 38th.

With four races remaining in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Kenseth is now second in the point standings, trailing Jimmie Johnson by just four points. Meanwhile Kyle Busch was able to climb two spots in the standings and is now third and just 26 points behind Johnson.
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