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Martin Truex, Jr.
There's a power shift occurring in the Sprint Cup garage.
Hendrick Motorsports has long been considered NASCAR's juggernaut, but in 2013, Joe Gibbs Racing has raised the bar.
With five wins this season -- three victories by JGR newcomer Matt Kenseth and two by Kyle Busch -- the company has collected nearly half the hardware.
On Saturday night, Gibbs' Toyotas nearly swept the Sprint Cup podium and likely would have had Busch not damaged a tire and dropped from first to sixth in the last 13 laps. Kenseth won the race; teammate Denny Hamlin was second.
In the first 11 races of the season, Kenseth (781) and Busch (740) have led a combined 1,521 laps of 3,549 raced. If you factor in the mere 156 laps led by Denny Hamlin in the six races he has completed, a Gibbs car has been at the point more than 47.3 percent of all laps.
And just imagine the potential numbers the organization might have amassed if Hamlin had not been injured this season. Yes, the No. 20 JGR team and Ke...
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Matt Kenseth won the Bojangles Southern 500 from Darlington Raceway. The event which has been run on the Saturday before Mother’s Day saw a lot of green flag racing early at the track which had earned the nickname “too tough to tame.” Kurt Busch led the field to the green flag after setting a new track record in qualifying. Busch would lead the first 50 laps before surrendering...
Despite dominating most of the night, Kyle Busch comes home sixth at Darlington…
Matt Kenseth has rarely been more pleased in victory than he was Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Maybe that's because of what he overcame to achieve the win.
Kenseth has long been one of NASCAR's stars, a past champion with two Daytona 500 titles. But the 41-year-old racer has found a new gear in his first season at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle...
Joe Gibbs Racing celebrated in Victory Lane on Saturday night at Darlington Raceway - but it wasn't with the Toyota that dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Southern 500.
After leading 265 laps, Kyle Busch cut a tire in the closing laps and was forced to nurse the No. 18 car to the end. That allowed Matt Kenseth to capitalize on his teammate's misfortune and take the race win...
I think you can safely say the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Generation-6 car tamed the track Saturday night at Darlington Raceway. Obviously, you have to put Matt Kenseth in that same category, as well. For any driver, winning the Southern 500 is huge.
Kenseth was so excited and said it was on his racing bucket list to accomplish.
Once again, we saw him excited and energized. Every win...
MOORESVILLE, N.C. – When the field takes the green flag for Friday night’s N.C. Education Lottery 200, Kyle Busch will be looking to cash in on his fifth career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway (CMS). In seven career Truck Series starts at the 1.5-mile oval, Busch has visited victory lane a track record four times, including in the...
You know, a few weeks ago at Talladega, I was in the garage area and did an interview with Kyle Busch. It was following the incident between him and Kasey Kahne. Sometime later, I also got to talk to Kasey about his reaction.
When I was with Kyle, I could definitely see some remorse and actual frustration with himself over what had happened. We all know that Kyle is an aggressive...
Camry driver Matt Kenseth was victorious in Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race at South Carolina’s Darlington Raceway.
The victory is also Kenseth’s 27th career win and his third of the season. He also won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March) and Kansas Speedway (April).
Kenseth led the field on three occasions for 17 laps.
Toyota driver Kyle Busch (sixth...
Matt Kenseth. Kyle Busch. Kurt Busch. Kasey Kahne. See why everyone
is talking about their Darlington runs.
Darlington Raceway played host to the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Saturday evening, an event that almost every driver loves. While the track's pavement is a lot smoother than it used to be, the racing is still very tough and takes skill and plenty of bravery to run as close to the wall as possible in what some consider a two-lane groove.
Joe Gibbs Racing's Kyle Busch leapt...