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Monster Energy and Project Pink at Charlotte

The No. 54 Monster Energy team and its driver, Kyle Busch, approach Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (CMS ) this week the same as they have every race this season, focused on a victory. This race, however, they are also focused on providing a fun night of entertainment for some very special guests. The Kyle Busch Foundation and Monster Energy “Project Pink: Protect Your Pair” paint scheme will be on display in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Pretty In Pink (PIP) Foundation – a Raleigh, N.C.- based foundation whose mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients regardless of their ability to pay. As part of the program, 12 local ‘Champions’ and their guests, from the PIP, will be on hand to cheer for Busch and team, looking for a night of entertainment, free from their treatment worries.
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Kenseth set to make 500th career start in the Sprint Cup Series this weekend at New Hampshire

Current points leader, Matt Kenseth, is set to earn a career milestone this weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway when he looks to make his 500th Sprint Cup Series start in Sunday’s Sylvania 300. Kenseth made his debut in the series in 1998, and has spent 14 full seasons at NASCAR’s top level. Kenseth will be driving a special 500th start paint scheme aboard his No. 20 Home Depot Husky Toyota for this weekend’s race events in Loudon, and will be looking to earn his seventh win of the season in this milestone start.
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Statements from Joe Gibbs and FedEx on the Passing of Jason Leffler

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Owner Joe Gibbs on the passing of NASCAR driver Jason Leffler:

“Everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing is saddened to learn of the passing of Jason Leffler last night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and especially to his son Charlie. We feel fortunate to have had him as part of both our Nationwide Series program and of course in the Cup Series where he helped us launch the No. 11 team with FedEx. NASCAR is unique in that it really is one large family and Jason was well liked by all that knew him. His loss will be felt across the entire sport.”

Statement from FedEx Senior Vice President of Marketing Laurie Tucker on the passing of NASCAR driver Jason Leffler:

“Everyone associated with our Joe Gibbs Racing sponsorship team is deeply saddened about the loss of Jason Leffler. He was an integral part of the formation of the No. 11 team at Joe Gibbs Racing in 2005 and our hearts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.”

Matt Kenseth Voted First Quarter Driver of the Year

NASCAR’s Matt Kenseth crushed the opposition to win the first quarter DRIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013.

The 2003 Sprint Cup Champion scored twice the points of his nearest rivals in a vote by an elite panel of American broadcasters and journalists

In racing terms Kenseth rolled off the hauler quickly in his first season with Joe Gibbs Racing. In the first quarter ending May 12th he scored three wins (Las Vegas, Kansas and Darlington), two poles and led 781 laps.
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