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Post-Race Reactions: Lenox Industrial Tools 301
Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. talk about the tough luck each ran in to during Sunday's race.
Sights and Sounds: LENOX Industrial Tools 301
Relive Denny Hamlin's pit road heartbreak and Kasey Kahne's win with the sights and sounds from Loudon.
Out Front with Miss Coors Light: LENOX Industrial Tools 301
Rachel catches up with Kyle Busch after he captured his first pole of the season.
Hometown Heroes: Army
Take a look at how the Army represents America at and away from the track in part five of a five part series.
Best in-car audio from the 5-hour ENERGY 301
Check out the best in-car audio from the 5-hour ENERGY 301 as Kyle Busch grabs his third win in four races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Snapshot: New Hampshire 301
Take a look at the key story lines ahead of Sunday's New Hampshire 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Cut the cord with Ingersoll Rand at Champion's Week
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Truex, No. 78 team pass on Homestead-Miami test
RELATED: Chase Grid KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Martin Truex Jr . and his No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team won't take part in next week's organizational test for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, even though the 1.5-mile track hosts the season-ending, championship-determining event for the series next month. "There's a lot that went into it," Truex said Friday about the decision. "We actually skipped the Chicago test as well and went there and we won, so … that certainly plays into the decision a bit." The single-car organization is based in Denver, Colorado, also plays a role into such decisions, he said, noting that "Homestead is a long way from Denver." "Just trying to make sure we are focused on the right things. We feel like testing has not really done anything to help us along. We feel like our time is better spent at the shop getting prepared. "It seems like every time we've tested this year, we've gone to the race track and spent the first day-and-a-half trying to regroup and figure out where we need to be, so it seems like it's probably hurt us more than helped us and it's just kind of our mindset going forward that we feel like we'll be better off if we don't go." The season's fifth and final organizational test is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18-19. Unlike Goodyear tire tests which normally feature only four teams among the three manufacturers, organizational tests are open, but limited to one team per organization. The following drivers are scheduled to participate in the test, including each of those currently in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup : Brad Keselowski ( Team Penske No. 2 Ford); Austin Dillon ( Richard Childress Racing No. 3 Chevrolet); Kurt Busch ( Stewart-Haas Racing No. 41 Chevrolet); Carl Edwards ( Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota); Chase Elliott ( Hendrick Motorsports No. 24 Chevrolet); Chris Buescher ( Front Row Motorsports No. 34 Ford); Aric Almirola ( Richard Petty Motorsports No. 43 Ford); Ryan Blaney ( Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 Ford); Kyle Larson ( Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates No. 42 Chevrolet); Michael McDowell (Circle Sport - Leavine Family Racing No. 95 Chevrolet); Trevor Bayne ( Roush Fenway Racing No. 6 Ford); and David Ragan ( BK Racing No. 23 Toyota). Truex has won four times this season, including twice in the opening Round of 16 of the Chase -- at Chicago and Dover. The team is scheduled to take part in Monday's Goodyear tire test here at Kansas Speedway , but Erik Jones is listed as the driver for the No. 78 entry. Jones, who competes in the XFINITY Series for JGR, will move to Furniture Row next season to drive a second full-time entry for the organization. READ: Furniture Row adds Jones to growing team Danica Patrick (SHR), Jimmie Johnson (HMS) and Joey Logano ( Team Penske ) are also expected to take part in the single-day test for the tire supplier. Truex and his team were participants for Goodyear tests this year at Charlotte, Pocono and Michigan. Of the four previous organizational test, the team tested one day only at Kentucky and Watkins Glen and both days at Indianapolis. It did not take part in the most recent at Chicagoland Speedway . "It just seemed like every time we talked about (the Homestead test), it was just like 'I don't really think that we should do it. I think we should continue to focus on the things that we've been doing,' and ultimately I think Cole (Pearn, crew chief) made the decision to say, 'Alright, that's it. We're not going to do it,' and he feels good about that, so I'm with him. I think he's making the right decision," Truex said. Because of a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing , which fields four teams, the Furniture Row Racing group will have access to data gleaned during the Homestead test from the No. 19 team of Edwards as well as TRD (Toyota Racing Development). Edwards said there are two sides to the opportunity to test at Homestead in the midst of the Chase. "There's an opportunity to test for the ultimate race -- the race that finishes the year," he said, "but it's also an interruption in your Chase and you have to go do it and it can take away as well." Dave Wilson, President and General Manager for Toyota Racing Development, USA said while Toyota officials were aware of the move, "ultimately it's their decision. "In their case, I think it's just a balancing of priorities," he said. "The good news is with the technical alliance that Furniture Row has with Joe Gibbs Racing , they will still get some of the benefit that JGR will bring back from that test. "I think the value of testing is considerably different today than it was five years ago, just the influence of technology, the influence of simulation is so great now. And the predictive tools that all these teams have are very powerful; it's amazing how good they are, so it's not as much of a must-do, must attend (event) as it has been in the past." Truex finished 13th in last week's Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway , the opening race of the Round of 12. He enters Sunday's Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas (2:15 p.m. ET, NBC, MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) seventh in points. Only the top eight advance to the Round of 8 for stops at Martinsville, Texas and Phoenix before the top four from that group move on to Homestead to determine the 2016 Sprint Cup Champion.
Race Rewind: Camping World RV Sales 301
Brian Vickers wins the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Sights and Sounds: Camping World RV Sales 301
Take and inside look at the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway as Brian Vickers wins.