TEAM INTERSTATE: Busch, Kenseth Earn Top 10s in Michigan
Busch and crew chief Dave Rogers overcame an early race pit road penalty and chipped away little by little all race long with a very loose-handling racecar. The result was a solid fourth-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday, his seventh top-five of the season.
Busch’s Team Interstate companions – Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry and Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota Camry – finished
sixth and 30th, respectively. Greg Biffle won the race.
Denny, JGR Pay Tribute to Leffler
Joe Gibbs Racing and Denny Hamlin paid tribute to former Sprint Cup driver Jason Leffler on Sunday. Leffler died from a neck injury suffered in a crash in a sprint-car race last week. He was the first driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota in 2005. Hamlin said he wanted to honor his late friend by running the car’s original paint scheme. JGR’s decal team rewrapped the car after Saturday’s practice. Read more
Other Team Interstate Results
- NASCAR Nationwide Series: Busch 4th, Sadler 8th, Vickers 33rd at Michigan. Race recap
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series:
This week: NASCAR goes back on the road (course). The Sprint Cup Series visits Sonoma Raceway in California’s Wine Country, while the Nationwide Series competes at Road America in Elkhart Lakes, Wis. The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series travels to Mechanicsville, Md., and the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series goes to Epping, N.H.
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