A long day of rain Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway postponed the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Duck Commander 500 to Monday. Although there was no rain today, the moisture left over still played a role with the race starting under caution for the opening 10 laps to help dry out any remaining damp spots on the 1.5-mile oval. NASCAR also scheduled a competition caution so teams could check tire wear with the track having been washed clean of any tire rubber build up over the weekend.
When the 500 miles had been completed it was Kyle Busch leading Joe Gibbs Racing with a third-place finish, while Matt Kenseth took the checkered flag in seventh and Denny Hamlin earned a 13th-place finish. Read more
Saturday’s rain at Martinsville Speedway washed the track clean of all the tire rubber that had accumulated from Friday’s practice sessions resulting in a unique race with team’s anticipating changing track conditions throughout the course of today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500.
When it was over Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing with a sixth-place finish, while Kyle Busch took the checkered flag in 14th and Denny Hamlin battled to finish 19th. Read more
The day started on a tough note for Joe Gibbs Racing when doctor’s determined that Denny Hamlin would not be cleared to race because of a sinus infection that was causing some issues with his vision. Fortunately Sam Hornish, Jr. was on-hand and was able to fill-in for Hamlin for today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
The day would end on a higher note with Kyle Busch capturing JGR’s first victory of the 2014 season in the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota.
Hamlin was taken to a local hospital for additional evaluation and released. He will undergo further evaluation this week in Charlotte. Meanwhile Hornish managed to bring the No. 11 FedEx Camry home in 17th, while teammate Matt Kenseth started from the pole in his No. 20 Dollar General Camry and went on to earn a strong fourth-place finish. Read more
Rain played havoc with today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 from Bristol Motor Speedway. Not only did the wet weather delay the start by two hours and then cause a second lengthy delay a quarter of the way into the race, but it washed the rubber off the track challenging teams to keep up with the changing track conditions.
Joe Gibbs Racing brought three strong cars to the famed short track with Denny Hamlin earning the pole position during Friday’s qualifying session while Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch started third and seventh respectively. All three teams would also take their turn at the front of the field this afternoon, but when the checkered flag dropped Hamlin’s sixth-place finish would lead JGR, while separate accidents left Kenseth and Busch back in 13th and 29th respectively. Read more
Matt Kenseth led Joe Gibbs Racing with a 10th-place finish in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt 400 from Las Vegas Motor Speedway. His teammates were not far behind with Kyle Busch earning an 11th-place finish and Denny Hamlin crossing the line in 12th. Read more