Interstate Batteries Racing
Team Interstate

Quicken Loans 400
Michigan International Speedway | Brooklyn, MI
June 16, 2013

It wasn’t easy, but Team Interstate‘s Kyle Busch and his No. 18 M&M’s/Interstate Batteries Toyota race team put in hard-working team effort Sunday afternoon at Michigan International Speedway.

Denny Hamlin celebrated his first Father’s Day with daughter Taylor James.Copyright 2013 Autostock Images.

Busch and crew chief Dave Rogers overcame an early race pit road penalty and chipped away little by little all race long with a very loose-handling racecar. The result was a solid fourth-place finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 on Sunday, his seventh top-five of the season.

Watch Kyle’s post-race interview here.

Busch’s Team Interstate companions – Matt Kenseth in the No. 20 Toyota Camry and Denny Hamlin in the No. 11 Toyota Camry – finished
sixth and 30th, respectively. Greg Biffle won the race.


Denny, JGR Pay Tribute to Leffler

Denny Hamlin requested a throwback paint scheme to honor former JGR teammate Jason Leffler. Copyright 2013 Autostock Images.

Joe Gibbs Racing and Denny Hamlin paid tribute to former Sprint Cup driver Jason Leffler on Sunday. Leffler died from a neck injury suffered in a crash in a sprint-car race last week. He was the first driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota in 2005. Hamlin said he wanted to honor his late friend by running the car’s original paint scheme. JGR’s decal team rewrapped the car after Saturday’s practice.