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2014 KOBALT 400: Consistent JGR finishes 10-11-12

Kyle Busch was the strongest JGR Toyota until the final green flag run of the race
Kyle Busch was the strongest JGR Toyota until the final green flag run of the racePhoto by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth, Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin finished three-in-a-row in Sunday’s KOBALT 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, showing team consistency with a finishes of 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively.

Busch’s No. 18 M&Ms Peanut Toyota Camry was the strongest JGR car of the day, having led three times for 52 laps. Busch fell back in the pack during the race’s final green flag segment, eventually falling out of the top 10 to finish 11th.

Kenseth led two laps in the No. 20 Dollar General Toyota on his way to a 10th-place finish, while Hamlin led one lap on his way to finishing 12th.

Brad Keselowski completed his sweep of events at LVMS, earning the victory Sunday to back up his Nationwide Series win on Saturday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran out of fuel on the final lap while leading but hung on for a second-place finish, followed by Paul Menard, Joey Logano and Carl Edwards. Jimmie Johnson, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon finished sixth through ninth, respectively.

The Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series head to Bristol Motor Speedway next weekend, Friday through Sunday, March 14th through 16th. Keep up with the action at joegibbsracing.com.

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