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The Final Race of 2012

Kyle Busch led Joe Gibbs Racing in today’s season finale with yet another strong performance and top-five finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Busch would start his No. 18 M&Ms Toyota eighth and as was the case throughout much of the Chase he would prove to have one of the best cars on the track. Busch wasted no time in making his way to the front of the field as he had the lead by lap 15. Once again the M&Ms crew provide Busch with the dominate car today which would lead six different times for 191 laps. With only three cautions on the day it would come down to the final fuel run. Busch would cycle through as the leader but he would need one more stop to make it to the end while others who pitted later would be able to make it to the end. With no caution to help Busch would pit a final time with 14 laps to go and come back out 13th with 12 to go. He would impressively drive his way back toward the front of the field one last time to earn the fourth-place finish.
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Phoenix Race Report

It was a strong day for Joe Gibbs Racing with all three teams competing for a spot in the top five in the final laps of today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Advocare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. When it was over Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch would survive a wild ending to finish second and third respectively, while Joey Logano was not as fortunate as he got caught up in a big accident with just two laps remaining and had to settle for a 27th-place finish.
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Martinsville Race Review

The tight racing conditions of the famed small track known as the paperclip was only one of the challenges facing Joe Gibbs Racing’s three teams in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.

Denny Hamlin would overcome two pit road speed penalties and appeared set to race for the win only to have his day ended early by an electrical failure caused by a broken master switch with just over 100 laps remaining. Meanwhile Kyle Busch would overcome an early spin caused by a right rear tire that was going flat to finish second and Joey Logano would battle through a pit road speeding penalty of his own to finish 16th.
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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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