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.
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.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams wrapped up their Daytona International Speedway testing of the new cars for the 2013 season.
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!
No. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota, sort of, won their appeal while Penske Racing lost their cause except for the suspensions being reduced.
Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Correspondent
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.
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.
RFR is looking for another win at Daytona in the Cup series, and their first in the Nationwide Series.
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The first practice for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited at Daytona started off with a bang.
By Nancy Knapp Schilke