Matt Kenseth never thought he would win a Pocono Raceway or a fuel-mileage race, but he did both in the Windows 10 400.
Chase Elliott and Brandon Jones crash off Turn 4 at Iowa Speedway after Jones thought he was clear of the No. 9.
Nick Duncan recaps Ryan Blaney's win in Iowa as he redeems himself from last week's finish at Indy.
The GarageCam crew takes a stroll through the Camping World Truck Series garage at Pocono Raceway and asks several drivers which music they prefer pre-race.
News and notes from around the garage When is an uncontrolled tire not an uncontrolled tire? That was the question raised Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway after Jeremy Ogles, the front tire carrier for Brad Keselowski ’s Team Penske No. 2 team, took a fall while coming around the front of the car following a two-tire stop. Ogles stumbled as he went to retrieve the tire, which had fallen over, just as Keselowski was pulling out of his pit stall. The tire carrier was clipped and the tire went bouncing out of the pit box before being stopped by a teammate. The penalty for an uncontrolled tire violation is re-starting at the tail end of the field (when under yellow) or a pass-thru (green). Keselowski wasn't penalized and while he lost track position for the lengthy stop, eventually finished sixth in the Sprint Cup Series' Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts . Tires that have rolled out onto pit road and posed a hazard have resulted in penalties, as have those that have been rolled from the outer half of the pit stall back to pit wall by crewmen. "That's something that we're looking at in terms of tires staying inside the car area near the wall where we haven't called that in the past," Steve O’Donnell, Executive Vice President and Chief Racing Development Officer for NASCAR, told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Monday. "Where you've seen us make calls it's a tire has come across pit road and gets in the way of another car. We'll look at that and review it, and if it's something we can tweak for '16, that's certainly something we would do." It's a Jungle Out There Ogles wasn't the only crewman struck by a car during Saturday night's race. The No. 1 of Jamie McMurray struck John Gianninoto, jack man for the Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 with driver Jeff Gordon , during a round of pit stops. Neither crewman was injured. RELATED: Best in-car audio from Kentucky Kentucky Rules Postmortem Take away a little more downforce? That was an initial thought from Jason Ratcliff, crew chief for the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and driver Matt Kenseth following the Kentucky race. "I think if we give Goodyear an opportunity to work on it, they can make it even better," Ratcliff said. "Maybe we need to go one step more. If that was a 20 percent reduction, and I'm just kicking numbers out there, maybe we need to go another 5 percent reduction on downforce, trying to keep the balance the same. Let Goodyear work on it and I think it was just a great race." The aero package for Kentucky featured a shorter spoiler as well as changes to the splitter and splitter extension panel. A similar package will be used later this year at Darlington Raceway. "It looked like with the aero package guys could really follow each other down in the corner and it was less sensitive. A lot of times, we see guys follow each other down and there's just such a disadvantage to the guy in front of them, whereas tonight I thought that was closed up a bit. I like it." Todd Gordon, crew chief for Joey Logano and the No. 22 Team Penske Ford, concurred. "I feel like it's something that could be a good direction for us," Gordon said. "If you're the car behind, you've got a little bit of speed and you can get up on 'em and move some air behind them and you're not stuck with that big, old bubble. I would say it's in the right direction." Although Goodyear was unable to produce a tire built specifically for the lower downforce package at Kentucky, there were no tire issues during the race. "My hat's off to everybody for making the change and taking a chance like this in race trim," Goodyear's Greg Stucker, Director of Race Tire Sales for Goodyear, told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. "It's one thing to go out and test different concepts and different packages but … really the ultimate test as we’ve always said is really the race itself. That's really where you prove out a concept one way or the other. "We had a lot of confidence in the package as we went in. I think everybody was prepared to take a step back if we needed to and go back to the conventional (aero) package, but I think once we all got on the race track everybody knew that this thing had a lot of potential and it was a good way to go." Stucker said being able to gather race data from Kentucky as well as testing information from Darlington gives the tire maker "two really good bookends … we ran low downforce here at Kentucky with conventional tire grip and at Darlington we’re going to go there with low downforce and we’re going to have more grip. "I think we have a couple of really good data points to look at and learn from and as an industry decide which way we want to go," he said. Wind Tunnel Update For the second time this season, NASCAR obtained additional cars to be taken to the wind tunnel for further evaluation. The cars taken following the Quaker State 400 were those of Jeff Gordon , Denny Hamlin and Brad Keselowski . Earlier this year, the cars of Dale Earnhardt Jr ., Joey Logano and Aric Almirola were chosen following the QuikTrip Folds of Honor 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. NASCAR conducts such tests to gauge aerodynamic numbers for the different makes (Chevrolet SS, Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion). The tests are conducted at the AeroDyn Wind Tunnel in Mooresville, North Carolina NHMS Tire Selection Tires for this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will feature the same tire codes and the combination is the same that's been run at the 1.058-mile track since 2012. This particular tire will be used only at New Hampshire. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams will be using a tire combination that’s previously been run at Iowa and Phoenix. It will be the first time it's been used at NHMS. FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
All four of team's cars place in top five in Quaker State 400 SPARTA, Ky. -- Winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is a proud accomplishment for any team in the league. But to take the checkered and land all four of a team's drivers in the top five is an even bigger success. It's a feat so impressive that it hadn't been done since Roush Fenway Racing in August 2008 at Michigan International Speedway. That is, until Joe Gibbs Racing rewrote record books Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway. JGR's four-car powerhouse was led by Saturday's Quaker State 400 race winner Kyle Busch , followed by teammates Denny Hamlin , Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth in third through fifth, respectively. "What a great night for Joe Gibbs Racing ," Kenseth said after the race. "I am really happy for all those guys and the organization, and I think we all learned a lot of stuff. You know, we were kind of off all night, but we kept fighting and had some great pit stops and good strategy and got a decent finish out of it." As Kenseth alluded to, the task wasn't an easy one for the team, as all four cars were dealt a heavy hand with the new rules package debut atop of the standard trickiness of Kentucky Speedway's uneven surface. Busch's win among the difficulties was another feather in the No. 18 team's hat, as the group has been battling the odds since the driver's return to full-time competition in May following his early-season injuries. "Obviously, the night went real well for us," Busch said in a post-race winner's press conference. "But in general, man, it was really, really good to get out there and race like that tonight and to run up front and put on a good show ... but most importantly I can't say enough about (crew chief) Adam Stevens, my team, everyone that did such a great job for me and gave me a great race car to go out there and perform like I did and just to be able to put it all together throughout 400 miles." For Edwards, the top-five finish was the defeat of a frustrating battle he had been fighting throughout the weekend. "I talked to Carl today on the phone for quite awhile, right before I flew over," team owner Joe Gibbs said. "And we were kind of ‑‑ and to be quite truthful, he was worried. He said, 'you know, I just didn't feel good with the package, I thought some of our other cars were better than me' and we had a long discussion on it." The newest member of the Joe Gibbs Racing clan, Edwards joined the organization at the beginning of the 2015 Sprint Cup season. While he won the Coca-Cola 600 in May at Charlotte, the No. 19 driver's performance this season has been mediocre the remainder of the year, only recording one other top 10 besides his win before Kentucky. "I got to tell you, I was, I had a big applaud when I saw that 19 come roaring up through there," Gibbs said of Edwards. "It was really a big deal." Edwards and the rest of his teammates seemed to have found something strong in the new rules package this weekend, an achievement that stumped other big-name teams such as Stewart-Haas Racing and Hendrick Motorsports . It's an aerodynamic change that awarded a plethora of control to the driver -- and exposed any flaws in driving ability. "We've been working on it," No. 20 crew chief Jason Ratcliff said after the race. "As soon as we knew it was coming, we know that if you put it back in the driver's hands, it's going to be good for JGR. We've got what I think is four of the best in the business and it showed tonight. So we've been working on it hard and it's just one of those weekends where it paid off for us." While raw talent has proven beneficial in the Sprint Cup Series, another crucial element is the ability to work with one another, despite the notion that stock car racing is often considered a solo sport. This weekend, the Joe Gibbs drivers seem to work as a cohesive unit, evident in each of their improvements throughout the weekend. "We have just been working very well together as a group," Edwards said. "Denny (Hamlin) was basically my counselor the other day after practice. I was so frustrated, I thought my car was terrible. I went straight over and talked to him and he helped me a little bit. "... It's a good group and it's cool to be a part of it. These guys, they really push me a lot. It's cool when your teammates are this fast. It's really neat for me." Hamlin agreed, adding, "Any time you have a driver of caliber of when Kyle (Busch) came in, Matt (Kenseth), and now Carl (Edwards), it just continues to push you to go faster. And push you to do your job better and that's what ‑‑ when you can feed off each other like that, that's typically how you get to an elite level." Saturday night's showdown in the Bluegrass State saw the JGR drivers rise to the occasion, battling to the front. And while the group works together melodiously off the track, the race even witnessed the teammates battling one another for the lead. It was a sight that showed the drivers' competitiveness, but probably also set owner Gibbs' nerves awry, according to Ratcliff. "I would say when they were three-wide, he was probably hiding his eyes," Ratcliff said with a chuckle. "I would be." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
This week the guys debate their favorite racing movies, recap Kyle Busch's historic run and what it will take to capture glory at Pocono Raceway. Other topics include Jeff Gordon, weight loss and balloons.
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Regan Smith celebrates earning his second XFINITY Dash 4 Cash win of 2015 keeping is quest alive for the one million dollar bonus.