Matt Kenseth thought he was dreaming at the end of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race but he was wide awake when he scored his first career win at Darlington Speedway.
Despite the weather, the Joe Gibbs Racing team overcame their rivals for a one-two finish to start the Chase for the Sprint Cup
Matt Kenseth had a surprise call by his crew chief Jason Ratcliff, and while Kenseth had his doubts, that call earned him the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the Quaker State 400.
Carl Edwards, Trevor Bayne and Brad Keselowski and 6 others got together on lap 137. Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch drop out with car problems.
Johnson earns fifth Sprint Cup this season, and his first in The Chase at Dover International Speedway. Teammate Earnhardt Jr gives Hendrick team 1-2 finish.
Amanda Vincent, NASCAR Correspondent
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 Gibbs Racing’s new Toyota driver Matt Kenseth was toughest in the Las Vegas 400, and on his 41st birthday, he celebrated his first win with his new team.
Matt Kenseth scored the victory in the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota at Kansas Speedway but the post-race inspection at the NASCAR Research and Development Center costs them fines, suspension, loss of points, and probation
Nancy Knapp Schilke
NASCAR racing on road courses have seen some dramatic moments including the amazing moments when the cars seem to bump and grind their way out of tight spots aka parking lot style.
Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt J. and Chevrolet top the news from Las Vegas today.
Thus far, the Chase for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup has been anything but conventional.
Racing under the Chicagoland lights was not expected but Mother Nature threw a curve ball in the plans for the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.