Kenseth Leads Team Interstate at Talladega
On a dark, rainy day in Talladega, Matt Kenseth was the only driver for Team Interstate to make it through unscathed. The driver of the No. 20 Husky Tools Toyota Camry finished eighth in Sunday’s Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race after leading a race-high 142 laps.
Kenseth’s teammates Denny Hamlin and Brian Vickers, sharing driving duties in the No. 11 Camry, finished 34th, while Kyle Busch finished 37th. Busch and Vickers were involved in the same multi-car accident on lap 42 and returned to the track many laps down after making extensive repairs.
The race finished close to darkness thanks to a three-hour, 36-minute rain delay that started on lap 130.
Talladega Superspeedway, May 5, 2013
Denny Hamlin/ Brian VickersFINISHED
Hamlin, recovering from a back injury suffered March 24, started the race to collect valuable points in the championship standings, but did not want to risk further injury. He climbed out of the car during the race’s first caution and was replaced by Brian Vickers. Watch the driver swap in the video below:
Other Team Interstate™ Results
- NASCAR Nationwide Series:
- No. 11 Elliott Sadler: 11th
- No. 20 Brian Vickers: 20th
- No. 54 Joey Coulter: 21st
- Monster Energy AMA Supercross: Brayton finishes 8th in Las Vegas, 8th for the season
- NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing: Southern Nationals Postponed
Josh Grant Returns for Motocross Season
Team Interstate’s Josh Grant is rested and ready. After suffering an injury early in the Supercross season, Grant will return to the track for JGRMX for the outdoor 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross season. And if the video below is any indication, he’s not missing a step:
Next week: NASCAR travels to Darlington, S.C., while NHRA drag racing will once again attempt to race in Atlanta. The 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship season begins May 19 in Sacramento.