Found September 16, 2013 on
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Matt Kenseth restored order to a chaotic week for NASCAR with a steely victory over teammate Kyle Busch in the opening race for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Kenseth starts Chase with big win

Does winning Sunday night's race bode well for Matt Kenseth? The past two winners at Chicagoland Speedway have gone on to win the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Why not the driver of the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota? After entering the first race of the Chase with the points lead, Kenseth had a solid run, led 89 laps and posted his first career win on what the Wisconsinite considers...

The new Matt Kenseth

I've been watching Matt Kenseth race for a long time. I remember when he filled in for Bill Elliott back at Dover in 1998 in the MBNA Gold 400. He caught some people's attention that day. He drove for car owner and actually former on-track rival Robbie Reiser in the Nationwide series. After racking up a 2nd place and 3rd place finish in the Nationwide points, Matt moved up...

Kenseth Looks To Finish Where He Started

Matt Kenseth was the big winner Sunday at the Chicagoland Speedway on and off the track. On the track he won the race and off the track he leads the driver’s standings after the first race in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. While he seemed in control most of[...]

JGR delivers a strong statement

I think Sunday's first race of the Chase was a statement race for Joe Gibbs Racing, with their two drivers finishing first and second. I expect them to be strong in the Chase. Who wouldn't? Between race winner Matt Kenseth and second-place Kyle Busch, they had nine wins combined entering the Chase. You also expect them to run well at a mile-and-a-half race track. That has...

Matt Kenseth wins at Chicagoland, full results for the Geico 400

Geoff Burke/Getty Images North America Matt Kenseth won the Chase opening race at Chicagoland Speedway in what turned out to be a day dominated by the weather. The Geico 400 had a delayed start due to rain but at 3:40 p ET a field of 43 cars took to the 1.5 mile oval in Joliet, Illinois. Joey Logano began the race on the pole but it was not long before Jimmie Johnson found his way...

Winners and Losers at Chicagoland Speedway

John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway was a long one. The race started late due to rain, drivers then got less than half way before another five hour delay due to more rain. When the rain finally left the area — NASCAR started the long process of drying the track — which pushed the normal day race into a late night race under the lights...

Race Recap: Kenseth Sets Tone At Chicagoland With Win

Matt Kenseth motored past his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Kyle Busch, on the last restart to take home the win in the GEICO 400 from the Chicagoland Speedway. Busch followed up second with Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, and Jimmie Johnson rounding out the top-5 finishers. Kenseth came into the event[...]

MAtt Kenseth finally wins at Chicagoland

After a delay for rain the drivers took to the Chicagoland track for 400 miles of action packed race racing after one of the most controversial finishes ever at Richmond that allowed Jeff Gordon be the 13th driver to be added to the chase. In a new NASCAR rule out on restarts the leader does not have to be the first car across the start/finish line Joey Logano started off...

Matt Kenseth leads NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, full standings following Chicagoland

getty images Matt Kenseth is the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series point leader following the first of ten Chase races. The driver of the No. 20 Toyota has a slim lead over a slue of other drivers competing for the championship thanks to his six wins this season. WINNER: Matt Kenseth wins sixth race of season at Chicagoland Speedway There are 13 cars eligible for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...

NASCAR believes they will resume Chicagoland race at 10 pm ET

NASCAR believes they will be able to reach a conclusion to the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. Rain threated the race weekend from the start with the race delayed in its initial start.With 109 of 267 laps run rain again hit and a red flag was displayed. Dry strip coming in on track. Looking like 9 central at this point — Steve O’Donnell (@odsteve) September 16, 2013...

NASCAR tries to move past Chase scandal following Chicagoland opener

Technically, Matt Kenseth stood in Victory Lane Sunday night, the winner of NASCAR’s 12 Hours of Chicagoland. There are all sorts of stats,...

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth WINS Wet Race at Chicagoland

Joliet, IL- It looked like the Geico 400 at the Chicagoland Speedway would be run on Monday afternoon. The forecast showed rain all day Sunday for the Joliet, Illinois area but a window came over the track early afternoon. That allowed the 400-mile race to start an hour and 20 minutes after the schedule green flag. After two rain delays Matt Kenseth took the victory 10 hours after...

NASCAR Numbers Game: 7 Amazing Stats for New Hampshire

A No. 1 seed and an opening-round Chase victory must have Matt Kenseth, crew chief Jason Ratcliff and the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team on Cloud Nine...
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