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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch said he is closing his Nationwide Series team because of a lack of sponsorship.
Roughly two months into the season, Mark Martin was having a conversation with Matt Kenseth about the fast start to Kenseth's year. Kenseth had grabbed two wins in his first eight races with Joe Gibbs Racing, and Martin believed his former teammate could have legitimately won all eight of the events.
When Erik Jones took the checkers in Friday night's Truck Series race at Phoenix International Raceway, he became the youngest winner in series history at 17 years, 4 months.
Jimmie Johnson, his eyes squarely on a sixth NASCAR championship, set the tone for what could be yet another dominating weekend in the desert by winning the pole at Phoenix International Raceway.
Jimmie Johnson led 255 of 334 laps for a dominating victory Sunday that put the five-time champion back in the Chase for the Sprint Cup lead with two races left in the season.
The four-time series champion passed Matt Kenseth with 21 laps remaining Sunday to take the lead and pick up his eighth career victory at Martinsville. It's Gordon's first win at Martinsville since he swept the two races at the track in 2005.
Denny Hamlin promised he would be a factor in Sunday's NASCAR race at Martinsville Speedway, and he went out and proved it by leading a parade of drivers who smashed the track qualifying record.
Jeff Gordon got into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship when NASCAR made an unprecedented move to expand the playoff field to 13 drivers after the controversial ending at Richmond.
Matt Kenseth had his testing at Texas Motor Speedway cut short when he crashed his car because of an issue with his front right tire.
A day after a caution froze the field on the final lap at Talladega Superspeedway, a caller complained to SiriusXM NASCAR radio he'd been robbed of his right to see a race to the finish line.
McMurray won at Talladega Superspeedway in a nearly clean race until rookie Austin Dillon lost control on the final lap Sunday, allowing the winner to coast across the line under caution.
It was just another surreal moment in this disappointing season for defending champion Brad Keselowski.
Kyle Busch has won more NASCAR races at Charlotte Motor Speedway than driver in the track's long, proud history.
If Brad Keselowski is trying to play mind games with Kyle Busch in an effort to derail Busch's championship chances, Joe Gibbs doesn't believe his driver can be rattled on the race track.
Kyle Busch is apparently expecting retaliation from Brad Keselowski for wrecking him in the Nationwide Series race last week at Kansas.
HOMESTEAD, FLA. (AP) - Kyle Busch said he is closing his Nationwide Series team because of a lack of sponsorship.
"You know when you see the checkered flag and you see things going on in front of you, you just keep your foot on it and I drove it all the way to the start-finish (line)," Busch said.