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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.
Matt Kenseth was triumphant, charging to the lead on a restart to capture his sixth win of the season. Kenseth now leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup series points standings.
Below our the Winners and Losers from Sunday’s race at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL.
Kenseth was th race winner, capturing his sixth win of the season. He is currently first in the point standings, 8 ahead of fellow teammate Kyle Busch.
Gordon was given a position in the Chase after NASCAR decided too many different scenarios influenced his chances at Richmond. At Chicagoland, Gordon put his spot to good ...
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Joey Logano was the first championship contender to post a DNF in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. was the second.
After a five-hour rain delay, engine issues cropped up for Logano, the pole-sitter at Chicagoland Speedway, around the fourth caution on Lap 148 on Sunday night.
The Penske Racing driver reported a cylinder going down. After hanging on to the lead...
What we saw out of Joe Gibbs Racing told us a lot Sunday evening at Chicago in a rainy start to the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase. Matt Kenseth got his sixth win of the year and teammate Kyle Busch came home in the runner-up position. They are both that way in the Chase points, as well.
We also got a clear picture that the Toyota camp seemingly has their engine issues behind them...
Kyle Busch put forth a dominating performance Saturday after leading 195 of 200 laps and winning the Dollar General 300 from the Chciagoland Speedway. The victory was his 10th of the year, second of the weekend (he won Friday’s Camping World Truck Series race), and 61st of his Nationwide Series[...]
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...
Just when it appeared Kyle Busch couldn't be any stronger in a Nationwide Series race, he broke the record for most laps led on a 1.5-mile track in a Nationwide race in winning the Dollar General 300 race at Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.
Starting from the pole, Busch went on to lead 195 of the event's 200 laps, eclipsing the record of 194 laps led set by the late Dale...
Rick Hendrick said he'd never seen the NASCAR brass reverse an important ruling during his 30-plus years in the sport.
But NASCAR's most successful team owner found plenty to like in the move, which restored driver Jeff Gordon to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after he failed to qualify in last week's scandal-plagued race at Richmond.
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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...
Kyle Busch was looking for his second win this weekend as he was back to Chicagoland for 300 miles of racing on a Saturday afternoon.
Kyle Busch easily got the race lead and quickly had a one and a half second lead. As the green flag laps continued the lead never got that much bigger. Kyle Larson though was the hot rocket at the start of the race picked off 20 plus cars in...
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...
Kyle Busch won the Dollar General 300 from Chicagoland Speedway on Saturday.
Busch began the race on the pole and left the field in a cloud of dust for much of the race. Coupled with the win in Friday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Busch will look for a three race sweep this race weekend at the 1.5 mile Chicagoland Speedway.
Series points leader Sam Hornish finished...
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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