Raybestos Brakes Help Matt Kenseth Earn First Victory At Darlington

Raybestos Brakes Help Matt Kenseth Earn First Victory At Darlington

JGR and Raybestos Brakes claim first, second and sixth place finishes.

MCHENRY, Ill. — The JGR team capped off an auspicious week with an amazing win at Saturday’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Kyle Busch took sixth, Denny Hamlin took second and Matt Kenseth drove his No. 20 Dollar General Toyota to victory lane… all three cars relying on the stopping power of Raybestos brakes. 

Kenseth, earned his first victory at Darlington, his third of the season and the 27th of his career. Substitute crew chief Wally Brown said, “The strength of Matt’s car was unbeatable in the closing laps. This was a team effort… a talented driver, dedicated team a powerful car and an equally powerful brake package all added up to a well-earned win.”

Kenseth took the lead from JGR teammate Kyle Busch on Lap 355 of 367 and pulled away to win by 3.155 seconds over Hamlin, as Busch moved into sixth. This was Hamlin’s first full race back from a compression fracture, sustained during a last-lap crash at Fontana, Calif., in late March. Given the strain of this demanding track, his effort was an inspiration to his entire team.

The Raybestos Racing brake package, used by NASCAR teams like Joe Gibbs Racing, combines ample stopping power with a considerable weight savings advantage on tracks like the Darlington 1.37-mile Super Speedway, according to the company.

Raybestos racing brake pads are the ultimate high-friction, high-torque racing pads, according to the company. The famous Raybestos “ST” series racing compounds provide superior stopping power for championship-caliber race teams.

Raybestos Racing calipers make up the strongest and lightest caliper package currently available in all of NASCAR. They have an optimized structure caliper architecture design and a mono-block aluminum alloy construction. They also include integral crossover cooling and progressively sized titanium pistons.
Raybestos Racing two-piece rotors are engineered to withstand the high-heat torture of short tracks and road courses; delivering the effective lightweight operation required for qualifying and superspeedway runs. Winning features include an S-groove slot design, a racing-specific vane configuration and optimized metallurgy.

For reliable performance, all Joe Gibbs Sprint Cup racecars are also equipped with Raybestos Racing ball joints and tie rods. The premium-quality chassis parts help fine-tune each car’s suspension setup for optimal grip and handling.

The lessons learned on tracks like Darlington are continually translated into product improvements across the entire Raybestos product line, which includes racing, street performance, police patrol/pursuit vehicles and heavy-duty trucks.

For more information on the Raybestos Sprint Cup braking system, or for questions on any Raybestos brand brakes, visit www.RaybestosBrakes.com or call 800-323-0354.

You May Also Like

AACF Applications Increase 90 Percent in Wake of Wildfires

The Camp Fire destroyed 14,000 residences, displaced thousands and left more than 80 dead and hundreds missing.

wildfire, Camp Fire

In November, applications for Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) aid increased 90 percent in the wake of the unprecedented wildfires in California.

“AACF is working hard to get checks mailed to qualified applicants within three days,” said executive director, Joel Ayres. “In addition to heartbreaking applications from fire victims, we’re also aiding those affected by recent hurricanes.”

Purolator Launches Summer Mail-in Rebate Promotion for Air Filters

The promotion will run through Aug. 31 for all Purolator air and cabin air filters.

Epicor To Demonstrate Augmented Reality eCatalog At AAPEX In Las Vegas

This “Catalog of the Future” enables users to perform inspections, visualize parts and labor information and order replacement components from the service bay, the company says.

Continental Expands Popular Asian, European And Domestic Coverage For VDO Brushless HVAC Motors

The company has added more than 30 new SKUs to its VDO Brushless HVAC Motors line, expanding the company’s coverage to include Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, and Toyota automobiles and light trucks for model years 2011-’17.

OttoFran And Vast-Auto Family Hold 2017 Annual Convention

The Vast-Auto and OttoFran marketing and sales team held various workshops during which the latest market information, the new banners programs, marketing campaigns and the action plan for 2017-2018 were presented.

Other Posts

Streamlight Introduces Rechargeable KeyMate USB Flashlight

With an off/off button for constant operation, the KeyMate USB has three modes: high (35 lumens); low (16); and strobe (flashes at high lumen level). Featuring LED technology for extreme brightness, the light provides a run time of one hour on high and two hours in both the low and strobe modes.

All-New Ford Expedition Redefines Full-Size SUVs with Adaptable Interior, Smart Technology for Every Occupant

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For today’s active families, Ford introduces the all-new Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – with technology to keep every passenger connected, more power for drivers, and more expected towing capability than any other full-size SUV. Related Articles – Coil Conversion Kit For 2001-’05 Audi A6 And Audi allroad

Coil Conversion Kit For 2001-’05 Audi A6 And Audi allroad Quattro

For ride quality, the kit includes new custom-valved, application-specific shock absorbers. The Audi front coil spring assemblies include new upper mounts, Arnott says.

TRICO Wins 2016 Subaru Of America Supplier Excellence Award

Subaru of America, the major automobile manufacturing division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Of Japan, implements an annual supplier rating program to monitor and improve the supplier base in order to maintain the highest quality of products and service.