Team Interstate: Edwards Wins Atlanta; Kenseth Tames Darlington
“All things considered, it was a great day in the office,” Mike said.
In round after round, Mike proved he had the fastest car. But in drag racing, a split-second reaction time to the green light can sometimes make up the difference in speed.
In Saturday’s final round, Mike’s opponent, Shane Gray, had a near-psychic 0.001-second reaction time compared to Mike’s 0.027-second reaction. Mike managed to pass his opponent and win by just two hundredths of a second, or about 7 feet.
“The competition is amazing,” Mike said. “Pro Stock is just a great class. It’s fun to be a part of, but I’ll tell you what: The older I get, my nerves are getting shot. It’s tough.”
The win was the 36th of Mike’s career.
Sprint Cup: Kenseth Wins in Darlington
Team Interstate’s Kyle Busch dominated the Bojangles’ Southern 500 Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, but it was teammate Matt Kenseth who celebrated in Victory Lane.
Matt’s win was the 27th of his career and third of the season.
Kyle led four times for a race-high 265 laps, but a cut right-rear tire forced him to settle for sixth. Denny Hamlin, in his first full race since injuring his back March 24, finished second.
Read more about it on joegibbsracing.com.
Nationwide Series: Four JGR Top-Fives
Team Interstate also dominated Darlington on Friday night as all four Joe Gibbs Racing entries finished in the Top 5. Kyle started from the pole and grabbed the victory, Elliott Sadler finished second, Brian Vickers third and Kenseth fifth.
With that finish, Joe Gibbs Racing became the first organization to place four cars in the top five of a Nationwide Series race.
The only non-Gibbs driver in the top five? Former Team Interstate driver Joey Logano. (more)
Next week: The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series resumes in Charlotte Friday night, and NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series celebrates its All-Star Race on Saturday. NHRA drag racing travels to Topeka, Kan., and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series begins its summer season in Sacramento.