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