Matt Kenseth patiently raced his way to the front of the field and led the final 31 laps to capture the win in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Teammates Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin earned top-ten finishes crossing the line in eighth and ninth respectively, while a late-race accident left Carl Edwards back in 20th.
Much like last season, Clinton Snead has been busy tuning the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota’s through each stop of the NASCAR series while Larry Snead has continued the team’s drag racing adventures in Eastern Tennessee. Each of the two seasons are roughly halfway over, and both teams are looking as strong as ever.
SALISBURY, N.C. (Kenny Bruce)– If Toyota teams appear to be winning most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races these days — and the latest numbers support such a belief — perhaps part of the reason for that success can be traced from the race tracks to the team shops to here.
Here being Toyota Racing Development, or TRD, one of two such venues where the focus is on just that and nothing more. Toyotas. Racing. And development.
Denny Hamlin led Joe Gibbs Racing with a fourth-place finish in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All four JGR teams spent a majority of the night racing inside the top ten although only Matt Kenseth would manage to join Hamlin in such a position taking the checkered flag in seventh, while two pit road speeding penalties resulted in an 18th-place finish for Carl Edwards and a late-race accident left Kyle Busch in 33rd.
Since #11-Denny Hamlin won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Joe Gibbs Racing has been the most dominant team in NASCAR, capturing the checkered flag in 19 of the 36 points races (52.7%). #18-Kyle Busch leads the four-driver contingent with eight wins, followed by #20-Matt Kenseth’s five. #19-Carl Edwards has four victories, while Hamlin owns … Read more