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.
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 first practice for the NASCAR Sprint Unlimited at Daytona started off with a bang.
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.
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.
Fuel bites Kevin Harvick, then helps him win at Phoenix
No. 20 Joe Gibbs Toyota, sort of, won their appeal while Penske Racing lost their cause except for the suspensions being reduced.
2012 NASCAR champion Keselowski's advice to Kenseth? Race Johnson as hard as you can.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.