Talladega Superspeedway is well known to be home of the “wild card” race in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship and today proved no different. When it was over Joe Gibbs Racing’s Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch had advanced to the next round, while Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth were eliminated from championship contention.
Joe Gibbs Racing had a strong showing in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 from Kansas Speedway, but it would end with frustration, when Matt Kenseth was hit from behind while leading with just three laps remaining. Kenseth would be left to finish back in 14th, while his three teammates all earned top ten finishes. Denny Hamlin would lead JGR with a second-place finish, while Kyle Busch was fifth and Carl Edwards eighth.
Rain at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night forced NASCAR to postpone the Bank of America 500 to Sunday afternoon. Denny Hamlin would lead Joe Gibbs Racing with a fourth-place finish, while Carl Edwards was sixth and separate accidents left Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth to finish 20th and 42nd respectively.
Kyle Busch led JGR with a second-place finish this afternoon, while Matt Kenseth was seventh, Carl Edwards 15th and Denny Hamlin was 18th.