Mixed feelings for Kenseth

With 30 laps left in Sunday’s STP 500, Matt Kenseth surged into the lead past Tony Stewart, who was driving on old tires. But Kenseth couldn’t hold the position. He lost the top spot to race winner and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin on Lap 473 and later gave way to the Team Penske Fords of runner-up Brad Keselowski and third-place Joey Logano. Nevertheless, a fourth-place...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lost opportunity: Late speeding penalty costs Jeff Gordon dearly

After getting off to a rough start for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season, it appeared everything was going Jeff Gordon's way in the closing laps of Sunday's STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. The No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was peaking at the optimal time of the race, Gordon was able to take the lead from Matt Kenseth with less than 60 laps to go and had eight past Martinsville...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Ragan does his part in a special day for Joe Gibbs Racing

For the first time since 2013, the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota finished in the top five at Martinsville Speedway. This time, though, it was David Ragan piloting the car while filling in for the injured Kyle Busch, who is out indefinitely. Part of an impressive run for JGR -- which also saw Denny Hamlin earn the win and Matt Kenseth finish fourth -- Ragan had a solid day all around...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamlin edges Keselowski for Martinsville win

Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamlin wins for 25th time, and fifth time at Martinsville

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go Sunday and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver for Joe Gibbs Racing held off a five-lap, bumper-to-tail challenge from Brad Keselowski for his 25th career victory and his fifth at the smallest and oldest track...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

After brutal start to 2015, is Toyota ready to bounce back big?

No point in sugar coating it: So far the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season has been brutal for Toyota's top two teams, Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Waltrip Racing. Both squads have been hampered by medical issues off the track and disappointing performances on the track, but help may be on the way. Wednesday afternoon news broke that JGR president J.D. Gibbs is being treated for...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Gibbs' son being treated for 'brain function' issues

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for ''symptoms impacting areas of brain function,'' which likely stem from a head injury suffered earlier in life. JGR did not reveal a specific diagnosis in a statement Wednesday, but said Gibbs is undergoing treatment to manage symptoms that began with ''speech and processing issues.'' The 46...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.D. Gibbs beginning treatment for symptoms impacting brain function

Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that team president J.D. Gibbs, the son of team owner/founder Joe Gibbs, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.   Gibbs, 46, has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that includes speech and processing issues. Gibbs' doctors believe the complications he has experienced were...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

With strong day at Fontana, is Joe Gibbs Racing on way back up?

I think Auto Club Speedway this past Sunday was a good measuring stick across the board for teams to see if they are making or in some cases not making gains on their program. I look at Roush Fenway Racing, and unfortunately it doesn't look to me like they are making any gains. They simply seem to continue to chase the competition when it comes to speed. We obviously know it's not...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

COLUMN: NASCAR fans are buzzing over debris cautions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) There's no way to dance around the fact cautions for debris at Auto Club Speedway twice changed the outcome of the race. A race that at first should have been won by Matt Kenseth was derailed by a late debris caution. Then Kurt Busch was twice denied a trip to victory lane by yellow flags. In all, there were three cautions in the final 25 laps and only once...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Promising starts end badly for Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth

At the track closest to Toyota Racing Development’s headquarters in Costa Mesa, Toyota drivers Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin had their most promising runs of the season—until the promises were broken, that is. In Kenseth’s case, it was a broken axle. After NASCAR called a caution on Lap 185 of a scheduled 200, Kenseth pitted from the lead for fuel and tires. But the rear axle...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Broken Axle On Final Stop Ruins Good Finish for Matt Kenseth

Fontana, Calif- Matt Kenseth looked like he was primed to end a long winless drought in today’s Auto Club 400 as he had a commanding lead at the two-mile Auto Club Speedway in the...
Via Race Review Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth Strong But Not Strong Enough to Top Logano at PIR

Avondale, AZ- Matt Kenseth had a very strong car all day long in Saturday’s NASCAR X-Finity Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway. In fact, Kenseth ran inside the top five for most of...
Via Race Review Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Desert storm: Logano, Kenseth wary of Harvick's freaky fast speed

If you look at the numbers alone, Sunday's 500 at Phoenix International Raceway ought to be an easy slam-dunk victory for Kevin Harvick, the reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion. Harvick swept both Cup races here last year and has won four of the last five at the 1-mile desert track. He qualified on the pole Friday and in Saturday's final Happy Hour practice...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss Pick ‘Em Fantasy Results for Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200

  The Picks Ronald Costigan picked Regan Smith, Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick. Smith finished ninth with Kenseth second and Harvick third. Points: 35+43+41=119 Jeffrey Breazeale and Ashley McCubbin picked Chase Elliott, Erik Jones and and Kevin Harvick. Elliott finished seventh with Jones fifth. Points: 37+39+41=117 Tim Johnston, Marshall Gabell, Kyle Magda, Brooke Clarke...
Via On Pit Road
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Logano cruises to dominant XFINITY Series win over Kenseth at Phoenix

Joey Logano had the kind of day most drivers can only dream about, scoring a dominating victory in Saturday's Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. The Daytona 500 winner was in a league all his own at the 1-mile Sonoran Desert oval, as his Team Penske Ford Mustang led 176 of 200 laps under crystal clear Arizona skies. Logano...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Harvick, Matt Kenseth lead final Sprint Cup practice at Phoenix

Pole-sitter Kevin Harvick of Stewart-Haas Racing and Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing turned the fastest laps during Saturday's final practice for the 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Harvick's top lap of 26.363 seconds (136.555 miles per hour) in his No. 4 Chevrolet was quickest. He was followed on the speed chart by Kenseth in his No. 20 Toyota, Kurt Busch...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: AXALTA 200 at Phoenix Starting Lineup

Joey Logano will lead the NASCAR XFINITY Series field to green for the AXALTA 200 from Phoenix International Raceway. Starting beside Logano on the front row will be Kevin Harvick. Erik Jones, Matt Kenseth and Austin Dillon round out your top starting five.
Via Rubbings Racing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NXS: Suarez Feels Improvement After Fifth Series Career Start

Daniel Suarez had a very tough start to the weekend at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after sitting out the first practice session due to being ill. The racing team, Joe Gibbs Racing, had Sprint Cup Series driver Matt Kenseth practice the car during the first NASCAR XFINITY Series practice session on Friday while Suarez got fluids at the infield care center. Suarez came into Las Vegas...
Via Rubbings Racing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams: Roush Fenway Racing Slump Continues Into 2015

For any race fan over the age of 10, you probably remember the days of yesteryear when the Ford Racing banner was carried with great success by Roush-Fenway Racing. The organization that in 2003 & 2004 won back-to-back NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships with Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch respectively. A time when Roush fielded five race teams, more than Hendrick Motorsports...
Via Rubbings Racing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Toyota named official vehicle of Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Toyota, which has a 35-year history in American motorsports, has joined forces with Las Vegas Motor Speedway to become the speedway’s new official vehicle. The multi-year deal was announced Friday by officials from the speedway and Toyota. “Toyota has had incredible success in all forms of motorsports, and we’re elated to welcome it as the new official vehicle of Nevada’s...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Inspection delays keep cars off track for Atlanta qualifying

Inspection issues prevented 13 drivers from getting their cars on the track Friday night to make qualifying attempts for Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Among the cars who were failed to take a lap were former Sprint Cup champions Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth. Daytona 500 winner Joey Logano won the pole for the second...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Atlanta

For the first time since 2010, there is a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta in March (the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500). After the 2010 season NASCAR only visited Atlanta Motor Speedway once per season, which happened to be in September. This year they moved the race near the beginning of the schedule. There was a big debacle with the car inspections prior to the first qualifying...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Stewart now 0-for-17 at Daytona 500

  Tony Stewart’s Daytona 500 drought continues. Stewart slipped up the track and into the outside wall out of turn four on lap 42, damaging the car’s steering mechanism.  The cars of Matt Kenseth and Ryan Blaney were also significantly damaged in the five car wreck. Stewart eventually returned to the track – 64 laps down – and completed 72 laps before parking the No...
Via Sports-Glory
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Up in smoke: Tony Stewart's hopes for first Daytona 500 win end early

The first major incident of Sunday"s 57th running of the Daytona 500 collected three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart, two-time Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth and rookie Ryan Blaney. The incident occurred as the field raced off Turn 4 to complete Lap 41 when Stewart"s No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet drifted up the track and into Blaney"s No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford...
Via Fox Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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