Team Interstate: Fireworks and Celebrations
Team Interstate made quite an impression over the weekend with a pole position, two wins and a podium finish.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series: Kyle Wins Pole in Daytona
Kyle Busch took his Interstate All Battery Center Toyota Camry to the pole position for the Coke Zero 400 in Daytona. It was his third pole of the season and his first ever on a superspeedway.
Busch led 29 laps early in the race, suffered damage in a lap-98 accident and roared back from 36th place to position himself for a top-10 finish in the scheduled 160-lap race. But after a two-lap shootout to decide the finish, Busch was involved in a multicar accident as the field came roaring to the checkered flag, where he slid across the finish line in 12th.
Even more important, Busch was uninjured, despite the hard contact in the multicar pileup coming to the finish line.
Teammates Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin finished 33rd and 36th, respectively, after accidents. Jimmie Johnson won the race.
More from the Coke Zero 400
- Kyle Busch race recap (KyleBusch.com)
- Video: Kyle Busch Wins Pole at Daytona (FoxSports.com)
- Video: Top 5 Moments from Daytona (NASCAR/YouTube)
NASCAR Nationwide Series: Kenseth Wins
Team Interstate’s Matt Kenseth pulled away on the final restart Friday night and held on to win the Subway Firecracker 250 at Daytona. It was his first Nationwide win of the season.
More from the Subway Firecracker 250
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing: Edwards Wins Fourth Race of Year
Mike Edwards powered his I Am Second/Interstate Batteries/K&N/Penhall Chevy Camaro to his fourth NHRA Pro Stock title of the 2013 season and the 38th of his career. It was his first win at the famed Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.
“What a great weekend for the entire team,” Edwards said. “From top to bottom, the team was extremely consistent today. We actually made our best run in the final.”
Race recap (NHRA.com)
AMA Lucas Oil Pro Motocross: Grant Gets First Podium of Year
Team Interstate’s Josh Grant earned his first podium finish of 2013 at Red Bud Track and Trail in Buchanan, Mich., on Saturday. Grant finished third in the first moto and fifth in the second moto to claim third place on the day. Teammate Justin Brayton finished sixth in the first moto and eighth in the second for a sixth-place finish on the day.
Race recap (JGRMX.com)
This Week: Kyle Busch carries the Interstate Batteries colors again as NASCAR roars into New Hampshire. NHRA drag racing and AMA motocross both take the weekend off.
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