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Apr 24
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McReynolds & Hammond React to Penalties Assessed the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Team

SPEED Logo TRD SENIOR VP DAVID WILSON REACTS to NASCAR PENALTIES on NASCAR RACE HUB  WILSON DISCUSSES THE CURRENT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRD & JGR NASCAR on Wednesday dropped the hammer on the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team for engine violations found in post-race engine inspection of Matt Kenseth’s winning car at the NASCAR R&D Center following last weekend’s race at Kansas Speedway.  The team’s penalties included, but were not limited to, the loss of 50 driver and owner points, a six-points race suspension for crew chief Jason Ratcliff, a $200,000 penalty and the team’s inability to earn bonus points from the Kansas win toward the accumulated aggregate car owner points total when the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup kicks off, as well as ... FULL STORY »

Statements from Joe Gibbs Racing & Toyota Racing on No. 20 NSCS Team Infractions

Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 The Home Depot/Husky Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on April 21, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. (April 20, 2013 - Source: Jerry Markland/Getty Images Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing on NASCAR Penalty Issued Today HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 24, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is aware of the penalty issued by NASCAR today regarding the engine in our No. 20 car used in last week’s ... FULL STORY »

No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Team Penalized For Failing Post-Race Engine Inspection Following Kansas Speedway Event

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Logo DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 24, 2013) – Penalties have been handed down to the No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team as a result of rule violations discovered in the post-race engine inspection April 23 at the NASCAR Research and Development ... FULL STORY »

JJ Yeley Plays “Shoe Fairy” at Kansas City Area Children Hospital

JJ Yeley surrounded by Madison, Hudson and Avery. Kansas City, MO (April 23, 2013) - Bright and early Friday morning, JJ Yeley arrived at Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital to play the role of "shoe fairy" for three families of seriously ill children. While most drivers were still ... FULL STORY »

Kvapil Sidelined by Engine Problems After Racing Inside the Top 25 at Kansas

Travis Kvapil, driver of the #93 Dr. Pepper Toyota, walks on the grid - Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2013) - Travis Kvapil and the No. 93 Burger King / Dr. Pepper Toyota Camry team finished 36th at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon.  After a very competitive race where Kvapil picked up positions and raced inside the ... FULL STORY »

Reutimann Finishes 28th at Kansas Speedway

David Reutimann, driver of the #83 Burger King/Dr Pepper Toyota, waits on the grid - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (April 22, 2013) - David Reutimann and the No. 83 Dr. Pepper Toyota team finished 28th at Kansas Speedway on Sunday afternoon.  After starting outside the top 30, Reutimann and his BK Racing team were able to adjust the handling ... FULL STORY »

Broken Drive Shaft Leaves Yeley with 35th Place Finish

No 36 Accell Construction Chevrolet Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Race 8 of 36) Track: Kansas Speedway Started/Finished: 40th/35th Point Standing: 30th Kansas City, KS (April 22, 2013) - JJ Yeley's weekend in Kansas started off by playing "shoe fairy" at Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital as part ... FULL STORY »



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Eventful Weekend at Kansas for Blaney, SANY America Team
Posted 04.22.13
Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Race 8 of 36) Track: Kansas Speedway Started/Finished: 42nd/43rd Points Standing: 29th Kansas City, KS (April 22, 2013) - Leaving Kansas, Dave Blaney and the No. 7 SANY America team are definitely saying "there's no place like home," after an eventful weekend. An engine change on Saturday sent Blaney ...FULL STORY »
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Mears Upened Amidst Strong Kansas Run
Posted 04.22.13
Kansas City, KS (April 21, 2013) – Casey Mears and his GEICO team entered Kansas with thoughts of redemption after a heartbreaking race in Texas.  They quickly began to move forward when Mears posted the 19th fastest time in the weekend’s first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series practice session at Kansas Speedway.  He ...FULL STORY »
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Richard Childress Racing 2013 NSCS STP 400 Post-Race Report
Posted 04.21.13
Richard Childress Racing STP 400 Kansas Speedway NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kansas Speedway April 21, 2013 Race Highlights: Richard Childress Racing teammates finished 10th (Paul Menard), 12th (Kevin Harvick) and 18th (Jeff Burton). Menard is 10th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver championship point standings, trailing leader Jimmie Johnson by 71 markers, while Harvick ...FULL STORY »
Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 Code 3 Associates Chevrolet, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on April 21, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Newman Finishes 14th at Kansas
Posted 04.21.13
Code 3 Associates Driver Contends for Top-10 in Up-and-Down Day Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 9th/14th (Running, completed 267 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 17th (200 points, 111 out of first; 40 behind 10th) Winner: Matt ...FULL STORY »
Elliott Sadler, driver of the #81 ALERT Energy Gum Toyota, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway on April 21, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas. - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Sadler’s Day Ends Early at Kansas
Posted 04.21.13
Alert Energy Driver Finishes Disappointing 40th Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 24th/40th (Accident, completed 85 of 267 laps) Winner: Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) It wasn’t the return to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series ...FULL STORY »
GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 25th after Unscheduled Pit Stop Midway through Race Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 25th/25th (Running, completed 265 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 25th (154 points, 157 out of first, 86 behind 10th) Winner: Matt Kenseth of Joe Gibbs Racing (Toyota) Danica Patrick saw a potential top-15 finish go away due to a poorly placed piece of trash and finished 25th in the STP 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), was in the top-25 on lap 164 when she radioed to crew chief Tony Gibson that her engine was running hot. A quick check of the grille on Patrick’s Chevrolet reveled that much of it was covered by a piece of trash picked up somewhere along the 1.5-mile oval on a windy day. A quick attempt to suck up behind the car of Jeff Gordon to remove the debris was unsuccessful. So Gibson ordered Patrick to pit road before the engine overheated and expired. It took mere seconds to pull the trash off the grille. But the damage was done as Patrick returned to the track in 31st place, two laps behind the leaders. “We started out pretty good, but we just got tight in the second half of the race,” Patrick said. “We had a tire rub at one point and issues with the splitter from some contact we made. The trash on the grille was what really hurt us today. The temps went way high, and we had to pit to pull it off. That put us two laps down. It’s disappointing because I think we could have had a much better finish with the Go Daddy Chevy, but it’s one of those things that’s out of our control. The pit crew was awesome, I think they did a 12.1 (second stop), which I didn’t even think was possible. They did great today.” Gibson was disappointed with the finish but managed to look at the positives. “She did a great job, and it was definitely a top-15 car,” Gibson said. “We made improvement and the pit stops were good, but you can’t do anything about the trash on the grille. It’s just one of those things we just can’t control. That’s just part of it. But the bright side is that we finished again and got a lot of laps in, and we made some improvements and made a lot of gains. I felt like today was a positive day.” Ryan Newman, driver of the No. 39 Code 3 Associates Chevrolet SS for SHR, finished 14th, while Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet SS for SHR, finished 21st. Matt Kenseth won the STP 400 to score his 26th career Sprint Cup victory, his second of the season and his second at Kansas. Kasey Kahne finished .150 of a second behind Kenseth in the runner-up spot, while Jimmie Johnson, Martin Truex Jr. and Clint Bowyer rounded out the top-five. Brad Keselowski, Jamie McMurray, Aric Almirola, Mark Martin and Paul Menard comprised the remainder of the top-10. There were eight caution periods for 40 laps, with 10 drivers failing to finish the 267-lap race. With round eight of 36 complete, Newman leads the SHR contingent in the championship point standings but dropped one spot to 17th. He has 200 points, 111 back of series leader Johnson and 40 behind 10th-place Paul Menard. Stewart moved up one spot to 21st in the standings and has 181 points, 130 out of first and 59 behind Menard. Patrick also moved up one spot and is 25th with 154 points, 157 behind Johnson and 86 away from Menard. Eighteen races remain before the 12-driver, 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup begins Sept. 15 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Only the top-10 drivers in points are locked into the Chase. Positions 11 and 12 in the Chase are wild cards, awarded to the two drivers between 11th and 20th in points with the most wins. In the event of multiple drivers having the same number of wins, a driver’s point standing serves as the tiebreaker. Patrick, who is competing for Rookie of the Year honors against Ricky Stenhouse Jr., finished 14 spots behind Stenhouse, who placed 11th. The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule is the Toyota Owners 400 Saturday, April 27 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway. The race starts at 7:30 p.m. EDT, with live coverage provided by FOX beginning with its pre-race show at 7 p.m.
Trash on Grille Puts Damper on Patrick’s Day
Posted 04.21.13
GoDaddy.com Driver Finishes 25th after Unscheduled Pit Stop Midway through Race Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 25th/25th (Running, completed 265 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 25th (154 points, 157 out of first, 86 behind 10th) Winner: ...FULL STORY »
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Stewart’s Cold Streak Continues in Cold Kansas
Posted 04.21.13
Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Driver Finishes 21st in STP 400 Date: April 21, 2013 Event: STP 400 (Round 8 of 36) Series: NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Location: Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan. (1.5-mile oval) Start/Finish: 18th/21st (Running, completed 266 of 267 laps) Point Standing: 21st (181 points, 130 out of first; 59 behind 10th) Winner: Matt ...FULL STORY »
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Toyota Racing 2013 NSCS STP 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 04.21.13
Matt Kenseth earned his second NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) victory of the season on Sunday afternoon at Kansas Speedway. The victory was Kenseth's second consecutive NSCS win at Kansas and 26th career Sprint Cup victory. Kenseth started from the pole and led a race-high 163 laps (of 267) en route to ...FULL STORY »
2013 NSCS Driver Kurt Busch Sits in Car - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images
Despite Handling Issues, Kurt Busch Finishes 15th in Kansas
Posted 04.21.13
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 21, 2013) – Kurt Busch fought through handling problems to post a 15th-place finish in Sunday’s STP 400 Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway. “We’re disappointed, this is not the finish we expected after our practice sessions the past two days,” Busch said. “We felt we ...FULL STORY »


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