Raybestos brakes help Kyle Busch to Kentucky Speedway race victory

July 13, 2011

Kyle Busch earned Joe Gibbs Racing and Raybestos Brakes & Chassis the team’s fourth 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup series season win this weekend in The Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

Busch, in his No. 18 M&M’s Toyota, took the checkered flag to secure his third series win of the season and the top spot in the series standings. Busch had the dominant car throughout the night, leading 125 of the night’s 267 laps.

All three JGR team placed inside the top 15 with Denny Hamlin finishing 10th and Joey Logano finishing 14th.  This was the fourth Sprint Cup win of the 2011 season for Joe Gibbs Racing, now tied with fellow Raybestos brakes customer Roush Fenway Racing for posting the most wins so far this year.

The Raybestos Intermediate racing brake package used by NASCAR teams like Joe Gibbs combine ample stopping power with a considerable weight savings advantage on tracks like Kentucky’s 1.5-Mile Tri-Oval.

Employees of the Affinia Friction R&D Center and Raybestos racing brake pad manufacturing facility in nearby Winchester, Kentucky, were on hand as guests of JGR in the garage before the race — and enjoyed watching Busch in action, charging through the field on the Raybestos racing brake pads manufactured in their Kentucky plant.

“The Raybestos brake pads, and entire brake package, performed exactly as we expected them to — all night long,” said JGR Crew Chief Dave Rogers.  “The No.18 Toyota Camry was quick in Kentucky, from start to finish.”