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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Matt Kenseth has won the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Kenseth was leading when the race resumed with two laps to go following a red-flag stoppage of nearly 10 minutes. James Buescher hooked onto his back bumper and the two broke away from the pack.
As Kenseth and Buescher sailed cleanly to the finish, the battle behind them was for third place. It went to Elliott Sadler, who picked up a 100,000 bonus from series sponsor Nationwide as the highest finishing driver in the "Dash 4 Cash" program.
Kurt Busch finished fourth in a car designed with the beloved City Chevrolet paint scheme from the "Days of the Thunder" movie. He and the Phoenix Racing crew spent much of the race in character with Busch reciting movie lines.
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Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth had two of the strongest cars in the season-opening Daytona 500 but had nothing to show for it after a pair of engine failures.
The Joe Gibbs Racing duo is determined not to let that happen Saturday night in their return to Daytona International Speedway.
Busch and Kenseth swept the front row in Friday qualifying, with Busch turning a lap at 193.723...
Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night's race at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph in Friday qualifying to win the pole. Kenseth was second at 193.299.
Clint Bowyer qualified second and Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr. was fifth as Toyota drivers took four of the first five...
Where restart rules are concerned, Jimmie Johnson promises he won't be such a strict constructionist in future races.
After restart issues at both Dover and Kentucky cost Johnson likely wins at both tracks, Johnson says he'll take some liberties with the letter of the law when he's coming to the green flag after a caution.
Why? Because Johnson feels other drivers are...
Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is reshaping his views about restarts.
After two noticeable mistakes during recent restarts late in Sprint Cup races, Johnson said Thursday he plans to ''lighten up and loosen up'' when it comes to restarts.
''I know the rule,'' Johnson said. ''I feel like I'm maybe a little focused on the way...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Hendrick blames NASCAR's inconsistent policing of restarts for Jimmie Johnson's recent issues.
Johnson has lost two races in the last month in part because of problems on late restarts. The five-time NASCAR champion was penalized for jumping the start with Juan Pablo Montoya at Dover and complained last week that Matt Kenseth was laying back...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is reshaping his views about restarts.
After two noticeable mistakes during recent restarts late in Sprint Cup races, Johnson said Thursday he plans to "lighten up and loosen up" when it comes to restarts.
"I know the rule," Johnson said. "I feel like I'm maybe a little focused on...
Toyota dominated Friday’s Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola qualifying with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kyle Busch bringing home the pole and teammate Matt Kenseth taking the outside pole for Saturday’s 160-lap, 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway.
Busch, who captured the 2008 mid-summer classic, posted a time of 46.459, 193.723 mph. Busch’s only...
Matt Kenseth left the Daytona International Speedway in February disappointed. He led 89 laps and looked like the car to beat, until his car beat him. An engine failure sidelined him and put him 37th in the final run down. He’s won four times this year, including last weekend at Kentucky, and will look to get his fifth under the lights Saturday.
“The season has obviously been...
Jimmie Johnson says he knows the rules governing restarts.
Ryan Newman says "What rule?"
Johnson was upset that Matt Kenseth, in Johnson's words, "stopped the field" by failing to maintain pace car speed during a pivotal restart late in the race. Kenseth pulled away after the restart, but Johnson spun in traffic and lost an excellent chance to win.
Matt Kenseth pulled away from traffic on the final restart of Friday night's Nationwide Series race, cruising to a comfortable win at Daytona International Speedway.
The race was on pace to be one of the fastest in Daytona history until a late accident brought out a red-flag stoppage that lasted nearly 10 minutes.
There were only two laps remaining when the race resumed and...
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Matt Kenseth won the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday night.
Austin Dillion began the race on the pole but it was Travis Pastrana who would lead the first lap around the 2.5 mile track. Drivers drafted via the pack and bump drafting in a race which featured a lot of green flag racing most of which...
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Camry driver Matt Kenseth won Friday night’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Daytona International Speedway.
Kenseth started 18th in the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) No. 18 Camry and led the field four times for 16 laps.
The win marks Kenseth’s 27th career NNS victory, his first NNS victory in a Camry and the 81st win for Toyota since joining series competition...
As the race drew to a close, everyone was looking to put themselves in position and grab the top spot at the front of the field. For the majority of the race, the Penske duo of Sam Hornish Jr. and Joey Logano had led the field.
However, with six laps to go, they would get slightly separated. That allowed Matt Kenseth and James Buescher to get by before the caution flew for a multi...
Daytona’s high banks are legendary. History is worn into them along with memories that will last a lifetime. Twice a year when NASCAR rolls in, skid marks are added to recognize the wildness that occurred in the race. More of the crazy Daytona racing that fans adore is returning on Saturday Night. The July race is always special and year after year, the excitement is still there...
Rick Hendrick does not believe Jimmie Johnson has an issue with restarts.
Instead, the team owner thinks the problem is NASCAR is inconsistent in policing restarts.
Johnson has lost two races in the last month in part to issues with the restart. The five-time NASCAR champion was penalized for jumping the start at Dover and was upset last week at Kentucky with how Matt Kenseth was...