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Sprint Cup Chase 2014: Time to Rank Joey Logano Among NASCAR's Elite Drivers

If he hasn't done so already, Joey Logano needs to send a "thank you" note to his former boss, Joe Gibbs. For if Gibbs had not given Logano his outright release to make room for Matt Kenseth at Joe Gibbs Racing after the 2012 season,...Show More Summary

NASCAR Chase entrant predictions

Saturday, Sept. 6, is it — the last chance for drivers to get into the 16-driver/team NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup. Fourteen drivers have already claimed their spots, 13 by winning a race or two or three, and Matt Kenseth has locked himself in on points, regardless of whether or not he finally claims [...]

2014 NASCAR standings: Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth clinch Chase berths; Clint Bowyer falls out

By finishing 1-2 at Atlanta, Kasey Kahne and Matt Kenseth secured spots in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As Kasey Kahne cemented his Chase for the Sprint Cup status by winning the Oral-B USA 500, others saw their playoff fortunes go in the opposite direction. Kahne's ascension into the Chase knocked Clint Bowyer. Show More Summary

Kasey Kahne wins the 2014 Oral-B USA 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway

Kasey Kahne passed Matt Kenseth in the final laps to win Sunday’s NASCAR race. A pass of Matt Kenseth with two laps to go gave Kasey Kahne the victory Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and along with it a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Kahne made the decisive pass following the second green-white-checkered finish. Show More Summary

NASCAR Oral-B USA 500 Results; Kasey Kahne Wins, Tony Stewart Wrecks In First Race Back, Danica Patrick Finishes Disappointing Sixth

The NASCAR Oral-B USA 500 ran tonight at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kasey Kahne took the checkered flag, with Matt Kenseth right behind him in second place, Denny Hamlin, Jimmie Johnson, and Carl Edwards round out the top five drivers.Show More Summary

Kahne holds off Kenseth to win Atlanta shootout

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Kasey Kahne grabbed the lead on the restart following a caution with 23 laps remaining and held off Matt Kenseth in a two-lap shootout to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday night.

NASCAR Bristol 2014 results: Joey Logano, Brad Keselowski lead Team Penske 1-2

Joey Logano nabs third win of the season in Bristol night race. Joey Logano took the lead from Matt Kenseth with 44 laps remaining and scooted to his third NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory of the season in Saturday's IRWIN Tools Night...Show More Summary

NASCAR Sprint Cup: Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol – Race Results

Joey Logano regained the lead with 44 laps to go and held off Penske teammate Brad Keselowski to win the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. The top five also included Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Kurt Busch. Logano became the fifth driver to win three times this season, joining Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, [...]

Chase Watch: The drama of the next two weeks got ratcheted down

Ryan Newman, Clint Bowyer and Greg Biffle are suddenly feeling pretty safe. 12 drivers have won a race this season and Matt Kenseth, who is winless and in fifth in the points standings, is a virtual lock to make the Chase barring two disastrous finishes. Show More Summary

Logano edged Keselowski for first win at Bristol

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Joey Logano surged past Matt Kenseth with 44 laps to go and won for the first time in his career at Bristol Motor Speedway, foiling Kenseth's gambling attempt to secure a spot in NASCAR's playoffs.

Night Riders: Kenseth, Kahne Looking To End 0-fer

Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne waged one of the memorable battles from the 2013 season. For nearly 20 laps, two of NASCAR’s marquee talents ran side-by-side, inches apart, navigating Bristol’s high banks in a thrilling show of expertise and competitive desire. Kenseth won that race, like so many others during the 2013 season. In all [...]

2014 NASCAR standings: Winless Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman solidify Chase positions

For some drivers winning isn’t a necessary requirement to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup. When conceptualized at the beginning of the year the new qualifying formula for the Chase for the Sprint Cup was supposed to reduce, if not eliminate, the practice of points racing. Show More Summary

NASCAR Indianapolis 2014: Matt Kenseth pursuing first Brickyard 400 victory

A Brickyard 400 victory would give Matt Kenseth wins in all of NASCAR’s biggest races. INDIANAPOLIS -- Matt Kenseth's first career win came in the Coca-Cola 600. He would later add a pair of Daytona 500 victories and then last year a...Show More Summary

12-in-12: For Some, Enough Is Enough

It’s been a nice run. And for the likes of Matt Kenseth and Brian Vickers and Kasey Kahne and a bunch of others, extending the “unique winners” streak at New Hampshire was a blast … at the time. But 12 is enough, at least for those aforementioned drivers. Over the course of the last 12 races [...]

NASCAR standings 2014: Positive signs for Joe Gibbs Racing at Kentucky

Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth turned in strong runs for Joe Gibbs Racing Saturday night at Kentucky. When Denny Hamlin slammed the wall due to a tire failure and later Matt Kenseth experiencing tire issues of his own, Saturday night looked...Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth, sponsor Dollar General extend contracts with Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing announces contract extensions with Matt Kenseth and Dollar General. Matt Kenseth and sponsor Dollar General have signed contract extensions with Joe Gibbs Racing, the team announced Saturday at Kentucky Speedway. Team...Show More Summary

Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth confident about qualifying for Chase for the Sprint Cup

Although neither has yet to win in 2014, Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth aren’t worried about missing NASCAR’s playoffs. Both say there is no need to panic; plenty of time remains to win somewhere over the next 10 weeks. The two former...Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 2: The JGR cars are in trouble

Matt Kenseth, you're Spain. Denny Hamlin, you could be England. Kyle Busch you could be Italy. Like the European soccer teams above, the Joe Gibbs Racing trio is are in World Cup trouble. Kenseth is already out, while Hamlin and Busch are longshots to make it in. It hasn't been a pretty stretch for JGR. Show More Summary

NASCAR World Cup 2014 Week 2: Matt Kenseth and Denny Hamlin are toast

Matt Kenseth, you're Spain. Denny Hamlin, you're England. Like the two European soccer teams listed above, the two Joe Gibbs Racing drivers above are already out of the World Cup before the third group game. And their teammate Kyle Busch needs a win and some help to make it to the knockout rounds himself. It hasn't been a pretty stretch for JGR. Show More Summary

Matt Kenseth crashed hard into the tires at Sonoma after contact from Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Matt Kenseth hit the tire barrier so hard in the esses at Sonoma that the front bumper got ripped off his car. Shortly after a restart, Kenseth was battling for position with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the two made contact in turn four.Show More Summary

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