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NSCS: Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth To Lose 15 Minutes of Practice at Darlington; 11 Teams Issued Warnings

NASCAR announced on Wednesday, August 26 that Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth will each lose 15 minutes of practice time next weekend at Darlington Raceway as a result of inspection issues at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch’s team failed pre-race inspection four times, while Kenseth’s team failed pre-race inspection two times plus were late for inspection. Additionally, the teams of...
Via On Pit Road
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NASCAR Chase Grid standings after Bristol

Jimmie Johnson’s four NASCAR victories with 11 top five and 16 top ten finishes keeps him in the top spot for the 2015 Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Johnson is followed by Kyle Busch and Saturday night’s winner at Bristol, Joey Logano. Logano, the Daytona 500 winner, also won on the Watkins Glen road course earlier this month. He is now tied with Matt Kenseth for the second...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Survivors? MWR drivers could scramble Chase field that seems set

Don't look now, but I think the 16 drivers currently eligible for the Chase for the Sprint Cup are all going to survive and advance to make NASCAR's playoff round. Joey Logano's victory at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night meant that 24 of 26 races are in the books for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular season. So far, 11 drivers have accounted for all 24 of those race victories...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Promising night takes wrong turn for three Joe Gibbs Racing drivers

For much of the weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, it appeared the four Joe Gibbs Racing cars were the ones to beat for Saturday night's Irwin Tools Night Race. When the green flag dropped to start the race, the Gibbs drivers seemed intent on proving everyone right. Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch dominated the opening stages after starting from the front row, leading the first 224 laps...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenseth’s Victory in Michigan Earns Bosch Aftermarket Contribution for Motor Racing Outreach

Matt Kenseth skillfully maneuvered his Bosch-equipped No. 20 Dollar General Toyota to Victory Lane in Michigan, dominating the NASCAR® Sprint Cup SeriesTM Race. In recognition of the victory, Bosch Aftermarket NA is making another $1,000 contribution – the third of the 2015 season – to Motor Racing Outreach.   Motor Racing Outreach works to support the motorsport community...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs Racing aims to stay on a roll in Irwin Tools Night Race

The summer months have been mighty kind to the Joe Gibbs Racing bunch in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. While it may seem like a broken record to point it out, the team's strength has continued to show this weekend at the 'World's Fastest Half-Mile.' Rolling into Bristol Motor Speedway for the annual Irwin Tools Night Race, JGR has seven wins and four poles in the last 12 Sprint Cup...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR at Bristol: Weekend Schedule, practice, qualifying and race start times

On Wednesday the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series took to the World’s Fastest Halfmile at Bristol Motor Speedway. Now on Friday and Saturday night the Xfinity and Sprint Cup Series will run races. On Friday night the Xfinity Series will run the Food City 300 while the Sprint Cup Series will have it’s annual Irwin Tools Night Race on Saturday. Eyes will be on the No. 20 of Matt...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Preview

Nigel Kinrade/NKP Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 August 21, 2015 It’s that time of the year again, folks. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Thunder Valley this weekend for the annual Irwin Tools Night Race, a showdown under the lights on the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” that is sure to leave sheet metal twisted and tempers flaring once these drivers...
Via Motor Racing Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillon gaining confidence after career-best finish

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) For one brief stretch during the second half the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Michigan, there was a legitimate battle for the lead. With 59 laps remaining, Austin Dillon beat Matt Kenseth to the lead on a restart, but his advantage lasted only about 20 seconds before Kenseth was able to pass him on the outside. Then Dillon tried a couple times to move in front...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Larry Mac: JGR rolling, but 2 of the 4 Gibbs drivers have clear edge

Joe Gibbs Racing has now collectively won nine races of the 23 races run so far in 2015. That equates to JGR drivers winning roughly 40 percent of the races this year. Obviously, as well as JGR has been running and dominating races of late, it's the organization that is the favorite going into the Chase for the Sprint Cup here in just a handful of weeks. I don't think we can rule...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Best in-car audio: Johnson wants Knaus to stop yelling at him

Jimmie Johnson doesn't like to be yelled at, Clint Bowyer's bad luck continues and Matt Kenseth captures the win ... but not before almost getting spun by his teammate.  "NASCAR Race Hub" brings you the best scanner sound from the Pure Michigan 400 in another edition of "Radioactive."
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toyota NASCAR Notes & Quotes Bristol – August 2015

TOYOTA NASCAR NOTES & QUOTES August 17 – 24, 2015 TOYOTA TIDBITS DEFENDING WINNER: Toyota driver Matt Kenseth won from the pole at Bristol Motor Speedway in April to capture his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) win at the track in a Camry. Kenseth started from the pole and led 47 laps (of 511) en route to his fourth career Cup win at the 0.533-mile track, his most NSCS...
Via On Pit Road
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fast Trax: Tackling Thunder Valley

Photo credit: Nigel Kinrade, NKP Posted by Matt Lovisa – follow on Twitter @mattlovisa August 19, 2015 Bristol Motor Speedway – Irwin Tools Night Race The Cup Series heads back to Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for their second annual trip to Thunder Valley for one of the most anticipated races on the schedule. When it comes to fantasy racing at Bristol, especially Daily...
Via Motor Racing Digest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Weekend AfterMath – Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan

HHP/Harold Hinson Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 August 18, 2015 Each week following the NASCAR weekend, we’ll dive into the loop data statistics compiled by NASCAR and see which drivers truly performed the best, whether they ended the day in victory lane or not. We call this weekly in depth review of the stats, “The Weekend AfterMath”. This week, we...
Via Motor Racing Digest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Column: JGR leaps ahead of pack, eyes Sprint Cup title

Listen to Joe Gibbs and he will tell you his race teams lagged behind the competition just 10 weeks ago. Statistics show the organization has not only caught up, but passed the leaders. Gibbs drivers have won seven of the last 12 races, including a victory Sunday at Michigan International Speedway with Matt Kenseth. A Toyota team win in the shadow of Detroit was a triumph for the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Dog days of August: High-drag aero package disappoints again at MIS

Don't look for the special high-drag aerodynamic package that NASCAR ran at last month's Brickyard 400 and Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 to be used again anytime in the near future. Appearing on Monday's "The Morning Drive" on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer Steve O'Donnell admitted the new package didn't produce the hoped...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Winners and Losers – Michigan 2 Edition

Photo Credit: Nigel Kinrade/NKP Posted by: Dave Thompson, follow @phillyfan17 August 17, 2015 WINNERS Matt Kenseth – Kenseth was dominate from start to finish and made it look easy on Sunday to win the Pure Michigan 400.  He led a race high 146 laps en route to his third win of the season and second in his last three starts. Prior to today, Kenseth led a grand total of 147...
Via Motor Racing Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins, Chase plot thickens at Michigan

Matt Kenseth drove like a man possessed at Michigan on Sunday, and that might be the understatement of the season. Kenseth’s third win of 2015 puts him in third-place in the updated Chase grid The driver of the #20 Dollar General Toyota absolutely dominated the Pure Michigan 400 from the Michigan International Speedway Sunday afternoon, leading the field to the green flag...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase update: Not much changes after lackluster Pure Michigan 400

On a day where there frankly wasn't a whole lot of drama, there were few significant changes in the grid for the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Following Matt Kenseth's dominating victory in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway, the same 16 drivers who began the day Chase eligible, ended it that way. Here's how the grid shakes out with three races left...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth Drops the Hammer on the Field in Michigan

When NASCAR enters the Irish Hills, it is always one of Matt Kenseth’s favorite stops on the circuit. When Kenseth wins a pole it normally means that his weekend will go well. For the second time this year Kenseth won the race from the pole. This wasn’t just any win; this was pure domination on the competition. Kenseth led 146 laps on Sunday afternoon. Heading into Michigan,...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NSCS: Matt Kenseth Dominates Pure Michigan 400

Leading 146 of the 200 laps, Matt Kenseth was in dominating form on Sunday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway en route to scoring his second victory of the 2015 season. Kenseth would take the lead for the final time after a string of green flag pit stops with 25 laps to go, before holding off Kevin Harvick on a restart with 13 laps to go. “These guys gave me a great car...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth Dominates Pure Michigan 400 for Third Michigan Win

HHP Photo/Alan Marler Posted By: David Morgan – Follow at @damorgan86 August 16, 2015 Complete domination. That is exactly how Matt Kenseth’s run in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 can be classified as Kenseth led 146 of the 200 laps in the event. Despite the new high drag package that was designed to increase passing being implemented, Kenseth, who started on pole, was absolutely...
Via Motor Racing Digest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth Dominates in Michigan

Matt Kenseth leads most of the way on his way to victory lane.
Via CLNS Radio
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth wins at MIS, Pure Michigan 400 results

Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway. The driver of the No. 20 car began the race on the pole and led the most laps cruising to his third win of the season. He previously won at Bristol and Pocono. Finishing second was Kevin Harvick while Martin Truex Jr., Austin Dillon and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five. NASCAR Pure...
Via Tireball.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kenseth dominates the field to win Pure Michigan 400

Matt Kenseth drubbed the competition in Sunday's Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, giving Joe Gibbs Racing its fifth victory in the last six races. The race triumph was Kenseth's third win of the year and second in the last three races, as he started from the pole and dominated all day. In winning the 34th race of his career, Kenseth...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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