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Matt Kenseth led the most laps in the Daytona 500 -- but a third Harley J. Earl trophy wasn't meant to be in 2013.
After taking command at the point for the fourth time on Sunday afternoon, he led his 86th lap when he fell off the pace and turned over the lead to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin.
"We're getting ready to blow up," said Kenseth, who initially thought it was a drive-train issue. "It's vibrating and smoking. Other than that, everything is good."
That's when JGR's fortune began to change. While Hamlin led the pack on Lap 151 and Kenseth's crew pushed the No. 20 Toyota into the garage, teammate Kyle Busch pulled on to pit road and the team immediately put the hood up. Three laps later, Busch followed Kenseth into the garage.
"Just broke something inside the motor," said Busch, who finished 34th. There (are) pieces that are supposed to stay together and they didn't stay together. I hate it for this whole t...
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When Matt Kenseth choose to join Joe Gibbs Racing last year there were bound to be a few changes. One of the most important changes for Kenseth was getting a new crew chief in Jason Ratcliff, another was finding a replacement for longtime spotter Mike Calinoff.
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The 2012 Daytona 500 winner, Matt Kenseth led a race high 86 laps in the 55th running of the race on Sunday. He was not around to see the finish nor was his teammate Kyle Busch.
Kenseth and Busch both left the 200 lap race with just over 50 laps remaining.
The No. 20 car of Kenseth went to the garage with either a transmission or engine problem. Moments later Busch’s No. 18 car...
getty images Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. A field of 43 cars will look to claim the victory in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season opener. The race is 200 laps, 500 miles around Daytona’s 2.5 mile track.
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Kyle Busch had his No. 51 Toyota Care Tundra right where he wanted it as the field took the white flag in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. “Rowdy” was in the second position, tucked behind fellow Toyota driver Johnny Sauter, waiting to make his move on the final lap. Shortly after the two Toyota’s crossed the start-finish...
On any given weekend during NASCAR season, thousands of fans pour into stadiums around the country to take part in a sport that is growing more popular every year. Tens of thousands of people gather around their television sets at home with their families every weekend to watch the races. NASCAR has become a household name and even those who are not fans still have some familiarity...
The first wreck during the 55th running of the Daytona 500 happened on lap 33. The race had just went green from a debris caution.
The No.18 of Kyle Busch got into the rear of No.5 Kasey Kahne sending Kahne flying through the grass just near the start/finish line.
The crash collected big name drivers, Kevin Harvick, Juan Pablo Montoya, Tony Stewart, Casey Mears, Brad...
With one week in the books here are this week’s Start ‘N’ Park Blog Pick ‘Em Challenge results. Brittany pulled out to an early lead getting the highest finishing driver in the Truck Series. Matt answered back by not only getting the highest finishing driver, but got the bonus point for picking Tony Stewart to win. For Sprint Cup it was ugly, two drivers were picked and Kyle...
Joey Coulter, driver of the No. 18 Gunbroker.com Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), was feeling really good about his “hotrod” for the majority of Friday’s NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. The 22-year-old ran inside the top 10 for the majority of the 100-lap race, advancing as high as the runner-up position, until he got caught...