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Matt Kenseth Hoping for Success at Kentucky

Matt Kenseth Hoping for Success at Kentucky

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) — Matt Kenseth is still seeking his first Sprint Cup victory of the season and is the defending race winner at Kentucky Speedway, where NASCAR will be on Saturday night.
Kenseth has three top-10 finishes in three starts and is hoping to get Joe Gibbs Racing in Victory Lane.
“I don’t know if I would say our best opportunity,” Kenseth said on Tuesday.  “I’m not even sure how many races we’ve run this year, 15 or 16, but I feel like the way we ran last year, any one of those races with the exception of maybe last weekend would have been a good chance for us to get up there and get a win.”
Kenseth sits 11th in the standings, but one win gives Joe Gibbs Racing a better chance at a Chase berth.
“You know, we’ll see what happens,” Kenseth continued.  “It was a good track for us last year for sure, so you know, hopefully we’ll get there this weekend and have some speed and hopefully be a factor.”
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Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Consecutive Sprint Cup Race

Jimmie Johnson Wins Second Consecutive Sprint Cup Race

Jerry Markland/Getty Images(DOVER, Del.) — Jimmie Johnson is at it again.  The six-time Sprint Cup champion took home the checkered flag for the second consecutive weekend after a win at Dover International Speedway on Sunday.
Johnson won last weekend’s Coca-Cola 600.
Brad Keselowski won the pole and made a late rally, but fell short and finished in second.
“It’s amazing that we can stay on top of things here with the different generation car, different rules, different tires,” Johnson said. “This place just fits my style and (crew chief) Chad Knaus’ style.”
Kyle Busch’s bid at a sweep this weekend took a turn for the worst after the No. 18 Toyota slammed into the wall 124 laps into the 400-lap race and was forced into the garage. Busch won the Nationwide Series race earlier in the weekend.
Matt Kenseth, Clint Bowyer and Denny Hamlin rounded out the top five.
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Jimmie Johnson Wins Coca-Cola 600

Jimmie Johnson Wins Coca-Cola 600

Jerry Markland/Getty Images(CONCORD, N.C.) — Jimmie Johnson won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday, helping him qualify for NASCAR’s new postseason format.
After winning the pole on Thursday, the six-time Sprint Cup champion led 165 of the 400 laps en route to Victory Lane. It was the first win of the season for Johnson, marking his 13th straight season with a victory.
The defending Cup champion also picked up his fourth win in the 600, and a record seventh victory at Charlotte.
Johnson passed Matt Kenseth with nine laps to go and was never threatened on his way to the checkered flag. Kevin Harvick finished second after leading 100 laps while Kenseth took third. Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray rounded out the top five. McMurray won the All-Star race in Charlotte last week.
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Kyle Busch Wins NASCAR Nationwide Race At Bristol

Kyle Busch Wins NASCAR Nationwide Race At Bristol

Jerry Markland/Getty Images(BRISTOL, Tenn.) — NASCAR Nationwide driver Kyle Bucsh held off Kyle Larson following a late restart to capture the checkered flag in Saturday’s running of the Drive to Stop Diabetes 300 at the Bristol Motor Speedway….

NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin Wins Exhibition Race At Daytona

NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin Wins Exhibition Race At Daytona

Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin took home the checkered flag in Saturday Night’s exhibition event, the Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. The 33-year-old won the race down the stretch, when he dr…

Jimmie Johnson Wins Sixth Sprint Cup Title

Jimmie Johnson Wins Sixth Sprint Cup Title

Chris Graythen/NASCAR via Getty Images(HOMESTEAD, Fla.) — Jimmie Johnson took home his sixth Sprint Cup championship on Sunday after finishing in ninth at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Johnson came into Sunday 28 points up on Matt Kenseth and held a 34 po…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/10/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/10/13

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: New York Giants 24 (3-6) – Oakland Raiders 20 (3-6)
Seattle Seahawks 33 (9-1) – Atlanta Falcons 10 (2-7)
Baltimore Ravens 20 (4-5) Cincinnati Bengals 17 (6-4) – Overtime
Detroit Lions 21 (6-3) – Chicago Bears 19 (5…

Jimmie Johnson Talks Taking on Phoenix

Jimmie Johnson Talks Taking on Phoenix

John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Jimmie Johnson holds a seven point lead over Matt Kenseth with two races remaining in the Sprint Cup season.
Johnson was victorious on Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway and padded his lead a little after…

Jimmie Johnson Wins At Texas, Leads Chase

Jimmie Johnson Wins At Texas, Leads Chase

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(FORT WORTH, Texas) –  Jimmie Johnson is once again the leader in the chase for the Sprint Cup after a dominating win Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.
The five-time Sprint Cup champion now leads Matt Kenseth by seven poi…

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 11/3/13

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — NFL: Tennessee Titans 28 (4-4) – St. Louis Rams 21 (3-6)
Kansas City Chiefs 23 (9-0) – Buffalo Bills 13 (3-6)
Carolina Panthers 34 (5-3) – Atlanta Falcons 10 (2-6)
Dallas Cowboys 27 (5-4) – Minnesota Vikings 23 (1-7)
Ne…

Carl Edwards Wins Pole at Texas

Carl Edwards Wins Pole at Texas

Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Carl Edwards took home the pole on Friday for Sunday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway.
Edwards has a qualifying lap of 196.114 mph to secure the pole.  Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie John…

Jeff Gordon Wins at Martinsville

Jeff Gordon Wins at Martinsville

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(MARTINSVILLE, Va.) — Jeff Gordon picked up his first short track win since 2005 after catching Matt Kenseth late to take the checkered flag on Sunday at Martinsville Speedway.
The win moved Gordon from fifth to third in the…

Talladega Superspeedway Preview

Talladega Superspeedway Preview

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR(NEW YORK) — The race for the Sprint Cup championship heads to Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday.  This is the sixth race in the 10-event chase.
Matt Kenseth holds a four-point lead in the standings ahead of Ji…

Brad Keselowski Wins at Charlotte

Brad Keselowski Wins at Charlotte

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images For NASCAR(CONCORD, N.C.) — Last year’s Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski snapped a 37-race winless streak on Saturday night with a win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Keselowski, who failed to qualify for the Chase thi…

Kevin Harvick Wins at Kansas

Kevin Harvick Wins at Kansas

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) — Kevin Harvick won the pole and then won the race on Sunday at Kansas Motor Speedway to put himself third in the Chase championship.
Kurt Busch finished in second, followed by his teammate Jeff Gordon, …

Matt Kenseth Continues to Roll

Matt Kenseth Continues to Roll

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR(LOUDON, N.H.) — Matt Kenseth has shown complete dominance in the first two races of the Sprint Cup chase for the championship. Kenseth held off teammate Kyle Busch on Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway to win f…

Matt Kenseth Wins at Chicagoland Speedway

Matt Kenseth Wins at Chicagoland Speedway

John Harrelson/ Getty Images (JOLIET, Ill.) –  Matt Kenseth got off to a fast start in the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
Kenseth pulled away from Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch late to win the Geico 400 Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway.
Busch fin…

Chicagoland Speedway Preview

Chicagoland Speedway Preview

John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images(JOLIET, Ill.) — The chase for the Sprint Cup championship begins on Sunday at Chicagoland Speedway with the running of the Geico 400.
Leader Matt Kenseth holds a three point lead over Jimmie Johnson.
“I feel good…

Matt Kenseth Wins At Bristol Motor Speedway

Matt Kenseth Wins At Bristol Motor Speedway

John Harrelson/Getty Images(BRISTOL, Tenn.) — NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth won Saturday’s running of the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. It’s his series leading fifth victory of the season and assures him at leas…

Ryan Newman Wins the Brickyard 400

Ryan Newman Wins the Brickyard 400

Chris Trotman/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) –  Score one for the hometown kid.
Ryan Newman, a South Bend Indiana native, ended a 49-race losing streak with a win at the Brickyard 400 Sunday and finally got to win a race at storied Indianapolis Motor…

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