After several weeks of great weather on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, the rain finally caught up in Chicago, delaying the start of today’s Geico 400 and then causing a long red flag delay just before the halfway mark. The delay would last more than five hours and day would turn to night before the green flag was waved once again, but once it did Joe Gibbs Racing would prove to be the dominant team with Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch taking turns at the lead before finishing first and second to open the Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship.
Denny Hamlin appeared certain to join his teammates in the top ten before a late-race engine issue sent him to the garage with 20 laps to go and left him to finish back in 33rd. Read more
Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing with a sixth-place finish in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Meanwhile teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin finished 19th and 21st respectively.
This was the final race before the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Matt Kenseth will enter the Chase next Sunday as the number one seed with 15 bonus points courtesy of his five wins, while Kyle Busch is right behind his teammate with 12 points courtesy of his four victories. An early season back injury that sidelined Denny Hamlin for four weeks kept the veteran driver from qualifying for the Chase for the first time in his career. Read more
Kyle Busch and the M&Ms team patiently waited for their opportunity, and then made the most of it when it came, to earn a win in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Meanwhile Matt Kenseth battled from a lap down to a 12th-place finish, while a mechanical failure ended what was already a rough night for Hamlin, who finished 38th. Read more
Joe Gibbs Racing got off to a rough start in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 from Pocono Raceway with a lap one wreck providing a big setback to Matt Kenseth’s day and Denny Hamlin suffering a race-ending accident just 14 laps into the race.
Kyle Busch managed to fair much better running in the top five for much of the day before earning JGR’s best finish of the day in eighth. Meanwhile the lap one wreck proved to only be the start of a rough day for Kenseth, who finished 22nd and the early end to Hamlin’s day left him back in 43rd. Read more