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Food City 500 Bristol Matt Kenseth Sprint Cup
BRISTOL, Tenn.—If history repeats itself on Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it. The last time Kenseth won a pole at the high-banked .533-mile short track—back in 2005—he followed with a victory in the race. In Friday’s time trials at Thunder Valley, with a lap at 128.632 mph (14.917 seconds) Kenseth earned the 14th Coors Light Pole Award of his career, his second at Bristol and his first of the season. And that’s a good omen for a driver who hasn’t won a NASCARRead More
Matt Kenseth, Ross Kenseth
Second-generation driver Ross Kenseth, 21, will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in the stand-alone June 20 race at Chicagoland Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing announced Friday. And the son of 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth will be able to showcase his talent in excellent equipment. He’ll be piloting the No. 20 JGR Toyota for his maiden voyage in one of NASCAR’s top touring series. The car will sport the livery of Dollar General, one of Matt Kenseth’s sponsors on the Cup side. “It’s pretty surreal–it still is,”Read More
Kyle Busch Injury

Posted On April 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News, Monster Energy Cup

Kyle Busch Reflects on Daytona Wreck

A split second before his No. 54 Toyota slammed nose-first into a concrete wall inside Turn 1 at Daytona International Speedway, Kyle Busch recalls saying to himself, “Oh, no, it’s not slowing down, it’s not slowing down—this is going to hurt, this is going to hurt.” That was an understatement. Busch has been sidelined with a broken right leg and broken left foot since his crash Feb. 21 in the Alert Today Florida 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona. On Wednesday at Joe Gibbs Racing’s headquarters in Huntersville, NorthRead More
David Ragan
Fort Worth, Texas – In the midst of rumors that his run as a substitute driver at Joe Gibbs Racing could be near its end, David Ragan delivered with 13th place finish at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday night. Ragan ran as high as eighth before a consistency of late cautions halted a potential top ten result. “I think we were really good the middle part of the race and then whatever happened, these short runs at the end, we just weren’t that great,” said Ragan. “Track position is very important.Read More
Erik Jones
FORT WORTH, Texas—Teenager Erik Jones turned his first NASCAR XFINITY Series pole  at Texas Motor Speedway into his first series victory Friday night, schooling NASCAR Sprint Cup Series stars Brad Keselowski and Dale Earnhardt Jr. en route to the checkered flag in the 19th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Jones, 18, held off Keselowski on a restart on Lap 175 of the scheduled 200 around TMS’ high-banked, 1.5-mile quad-oval for a margin of victory of 1.624-seconds in the first night race of the season. Jones’ first series win came inRead More
Denny Hamlin grabbed his fifth victory at the famed Martinsville Speedway.
MARTINSVILLE, Va.—With Brad Keselowski beating a tattoo into his rear bumper, and with his No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota sliding sideways as it approached the checkered flag, Denny Hamlin held on to his car and held off Keselowski to win Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. In winning his first race of the season, his fifth at the .526-mile short track and the 25th of his career, Hamlin took the lead for good on Lap 473 of 500, passing teammate Matt Kenseth for the topRead More
Kevin Harvick wins the Drive4Clots.com 300.
FONTANA, Calif.—It’s about time to start reserving a spot on the NASCAR podium for Kevin Harvick. With a dominating victory in Saturday’s Drive4Clots.com 300 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, Harvick won his second race of the season, his first at Auto Club Speedway and the 46th of his career, third-most all-time. Incredibly, Harvick scored his 28th consecutive top 10 in the XFINITY Series, dating to 2013. With two victories and two seconds in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year to go with two wins and a third in the XFINITYRead More

Posted On March 14, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Xfinity

Logano Scorches XFINITY Field in Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz.—Joey Logano summed up his dominating victory in one word. “Finally!” Logano exclaimed after taking the checkered flag in Saturday’s Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. Logano had reason to be frustrated. He had finished second in his last four XFINITY Series starts, the last three after winning the pole. And the driver of the No. 22 Team Penske Ford hadn’t been to Victory Lane in the series since Sept. 28, 2013 at Dover International Speedway. On Saturday, however, Logano won theRead More
Jimmie Johnson wins in Atlanta.

Posted On March 1, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Monster Energy Cup

Johnson Dominates Late to Win in Atlanta

HAMPTON, Ga.—Coors Light Polesitter Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick dominated the early and middle stages of Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway—before Jimmie Johnson decided to crash the party. Johnson didn’t take the lead in the second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season until Lap 198 of 325, but from then on, his No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet was the class of the field, leading six times for 92 laps in winning for the fourth time at Atlanta and for the 71st time inRead More
Matt Crafton
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – After a vicious crash left Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch with a right lower leg compound fracture and a left mid-foot fracture, the team has decided to put defending Camping World Truck Series champion Matt Crafton in the No. 18 M&M’s Toyota for the Daytona 500. The source is a person close to the team and wished to keep their anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the situation. Crafton and Busch have familiarity among the Toyota Racing family in the Truck Series, Busch withRead More