Team Interstate: Challenging Day in Pocono
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota Camry, led Team Interstate Sunday at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway by finishing fourth in the Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. His teammates, Kyle Busch in the No. 18 M&M’s Peanut Butter/Interstate Batteries Toyota and Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota, finished 12th and 25th, respectively.
Denny started from the pole position and was able to stay near the front for most of the race. Kyle and Matt, however, battled several issues throughout the day.
Kyle fought tight handling conditions throughout the race. Pit strategy would help him get back in the top 15 late, and his Camry’s handling was improving, but he would slide up the track after a restart with 19 laps remaining, resulting in contact with the 5 car. Kyle would restart 29th with 13 laps to go but put together an impressive drive to the front to finish the race in 12th.
Matt started from the 26th position and was able to pick up a few spots, but contact with the 1 car on a lap 35 restart caused significant damage to the nose of his Camry, and he fell a lap down. Thanks to fast work on pit road, Matt was able to return to the race with a rebuilt front end without losing too many spots. He eventually earned his lap back but was unable to finish inside the top 25.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Pocono 400.
Texas Motor Speedway
- No. 54 – Darrell Wallace Jr. – 10th
Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series
Thunder Valley Raceway, Lakewood, Colo.
- No. 33 – Josh Grant – 5th
- No. 38 – Phil Nicoletti – 12th
Rider Justin Brayton is expected to return this week.
- NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series: Michigan International Speedway
- NASCAR Camping World Truck Series: Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis, Mo.
- Motocross: High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Pa.