Matt Kenseth took the victory at Kansas, and later the team was penalized for non-conforming parts on his Toyota. The Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota team appealed the decision which as decided on by the NASCAR Appeal Panel.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams wrapped up their Daytona International Speedway testing of the new cars for the 2013 season.
Matt Kenseth enjoyed celebrating with his JGR team after their success at Kansas Speedway but days later came the news from NASCAR, and the statement from TRD.
It was an exciting night under the lights at Richmond in a race that saw cars bursting into flames, drivers going three wide for the lead in the closing laps, and there were even a few punches thrown!
Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Correspondent
Lee White, President of Toyota Racing Development in the United States, lays the blame on their own shoulders after for the NASCAR penalties were announced. Matt Kenseth took the Kansas Speedway victory in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota Camry.
The JGR drivers Hamlin, Kenseth and Bush set the top-three times testing the draft. Most teams concentrated on single car runs with Burton holding the single car fastest lap speed.
By Nancy Knapp Schilke
The first practice for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited at Daytona started off with a bang.
By Eric Mauk: Indy Car team owner looking to branch out into NASCAR, could again partner with Richard Petty
Richard Childress Racing's Kevin Harvick took the first win of the 2013 season. The now named Sprint Unlimited "shootout" was a non-points race to open the NASCAR Cup season.
No. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota, sort of, won their appeal while Penske Racing lost their cause except for the suspensions being reduced.
Fuel bites Kevin Harvick, then helps him win at Phoenix
2012 NASCAR champion Keselowski's advice to Kenseth? Race Johnson as hard as you can.
RFR is looking for another win at Daytona in the Cup series, and their first in the Nationwide Series.
Roush Fenway Racing press release
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Matt Kenseth certainly took to his new ride in a Toyota this year. His former Roush Fenway Racing Ford teammate Carl Edwards joins Kenseth on the front row.
Joe Jennings, NASCAR correspondent