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It was a troublesome Daytona Speedweeks for Joe Gibbs Racing as they lost three motors in the two biggest races of the weekend and had troubles with two more in the Nationwide Race on Saturday.
Both Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch blew engines on consecutive laps while running 1-2 in the Daytona 500 last Sunday. They looked dominant all day and were getting close to coming down for their final pit stops of the afternoon. Kenseth, led the most laps of the race and if he could have been around in the end him and his JGR teammates could have swept the podium.
The day prior, Busch blew an engine again getting close to the end of the race while his JGR teammates Elliott Sadler and Brian Vickers had engine overheating issues all day.
Both JGR and Toyota weren’t sure all week if it was issues the Toyota engines or something they had done to them. They hopes to turn those misfortunes around this weekend at the Phoenix International Raceway for both the Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races.
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Kyle Busch won the Dollar General 300 from Phoenix International Raceway. It was his first win of the season. Brad Keselowski, Justin Allgaier, Trevor Bayne and Elliott Sadler rounded out the top five.
The pole sitter of the race was Kyle Busch in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota. He led 142 laps, the most of anyone. His Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, Matt Kenseth, led the...
Kyle Busch overcame a mid-race gaffe on pit road with a dominating performance, leading 142 laps to win his fifth Nationwide Series race at Phoenix International Raceway on Saturday.
Busch started from the pole and shook off a speeding penalty to pit road with what was easily the fastest car during the 200-lap race around PIR's mile oval.
He eclipsed 11,000 career laps during...
After Joe Gibbs Racing lost two entrants in last
weekâs Daytona 500 due to engine failures, Denny
Hamlin and Kyle Buschâs teams have opted to change
their motors prior to the Subway 500 at Phoenix International
Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch brought the No. 54 Monster Energy program to victory lane Saturday, a mission started in 2012 and finally fulfilled, back under a familiar roof. The win gives Busch his 52nd career visit to victory lane in 246 starts, earning Toyota Racing their 75th Camry win in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Taking home the trophy Busch captured his fifth victory...
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kyle Busch spun his wheels at the startfinish line for a few extra rotations, filling the track and grandstand with a fog of white smoke.
After waiting so long to win on the Nationwide Series again, it felt like the first time again, and he was going to enjoy it.
Overcoming a mid-race gaffe on pit road with a dominating performance, Busch led 142 laps at...
Phoenix International Raceway Race Stats
2013 Race Length: 312 miles/312 laps
Track Qualifying Record: 138.766 mph (Kyle Busch, 2012)...
Nothing was going to keep Kyle Busch out of Victory Lane on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Not a pit road speeding penalty. Not a spate of cautions that kept bunching the field. Not Brad Keselowski, who in the past has found magic out front on old tires.
The prohibitive favorite in the Dollar General 200—after he won the pole in a laydown earlier in the day—Busch...
It’s hard to believe, but prior to today’s Nationwide race at Phoenix International Raceway, Kyle Busch hadn’t visited victory lane since September,2011 in the very series in which he is the all-time wins leader.
His struggles of 2012 are well documented, bringing his Kyle Busch Motorsports team to the Nationwide Series barely a month before the season started at Daytona...
After a solid first qualifying lap at the Phoenix International Raceway 1-mile oval Friday, Busch's No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS scraped the wall during the second lap due to a malfunction in the coolant system.
The damage (right-front and right-side) was enough that the team will go to the backup car for Sunday's Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint Cup race...
AVONDALE, Ariz. — After a solid first qualifying lap at the Phoenix International Raceway 1-mile oval Friday, Busch’s No. 78 Furniture Row/Beautyrest Chevrolet SS scraped the wall during the second lap due to a malfunction in the coolant system.
The damage (right-front and right-side) was enough that the team will go to the backup car for Sunday’s Subway Fresh Fit 500 Sprint...
The NASCAR Nationwide Series is at Phoenix International Raceway this weekend for the Dollar General 200.
Kyle Busch captured the Coors Light pole with a fastest lap time of 133.057. Busch is driving the No.54 Monster Energy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing. Brian Vickers is starting second.
There were 40 drivers on the entry list upon its release, with a few notes. Jimmie Johnson will...
Matt Kenseth led the way with a lap of 26.273 seconds in the first practice for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 from Phoenix. Rounding out the top five was Kyle Busch, Mark Martin, Denny Hamlin, and Carl Edwards.
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Kyle Busch won the pole for Saturday’s Dollar General 200 by AmeriGas from Phoenix with a time of 27.056 seconds. Brian Vickers, Matt Kenseth, Trevor Bayne, and Justin Allgaier round out the top five starting positions. With 40 entries for 40 spots, no drivers missed the race. The event will be live on ESPN2 at 4:30 PM EST.