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Texas Race Report

Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing with a fourth-place finish in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Meanwhile a late-race pit road speeding penalty took Kyle Busch from a certain top five to a 13th-place finish and Denny Hamlin drove his way to seventh-place finish.

With two races remaining in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, Kenseth is now seven points behind Jimmie Johnson, who won today’s race. Kyle Busch gained one spot in the standings and is now fourth 52 points behind Johnson.
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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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Matt Kenseth wins at Loudon on his 500th start

It would be impossible for Joe Gibbs Racing to get off to a better start in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, with Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch finishing first and second respectively for a second consecutive week.

Kenseth led a race-high 106 laps en route to victory in today’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while Busch just ran out of laps in attempting to catch his teammate and finished a close second. Meanwhile Hamlin spent most of the day inside the top ten before coming home with a solid 12th-place run.
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Matt Kenseth Wins at Chicagoland!

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.
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