Roush Fenway Racing's Geoff Smith 'more than likely' to retire after '09 season
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Kenseth's top-5 no cakewalkIt was no breeze for Matt Kenseth to make it four Roush Fenway Fords in the top five. Finishing fifth was "a struggle, to say the least," he told reporters afterward. "We were way off. We were really good here in [June] and probably had a car fast enough to win the race, but we were just really off today. "All my teammates ran good. We got better at the end. These guys did a great job on pit road and made great adjustments -- we just struggled all day." The saving grace? "We had some really good green-flag transitions on our pit stops and we gained a bunch of spots during those green-flag stops," Kenseth said. "Track position is real important. If we'd been 15th or 16th on the last restart, we probably would have finished somewhere back in there. They got me the track position and that helped get a decent finish out of the day." -- Ed Hinton
Cars tested after Cup raceNASCAR collected 10 cars -- the top five and five at random -- for an engine dyno test following Sunday's race. The top five cars included the Fords of Carl Edwards, David Ragan, Greg Biffle and Matt Kenseth and the Toyota of Kyle Busch. The random cars chosen were the Chevrolet of Jimmie Johnson, the Dodges of Kurt Busch and Juan Pablo Montoya, the Ford of Travis Kvapil and Toyota of David Reutimann. The test came 24 hours after NASCAR discovered two Joe Gibbs Racing teams allegedly tinkered with the throttles so their Toyotas wouldn't show a strong advantage in a dyno test after the Nationwide race. -- David Newton
UPS considering RaganRoush's David Ragan was among a handful of drivers UPS officials met with in July at Indianapolis to consider for sponsorship next season. "We're in the finals, I believe," Geoff Smith said. "I hope that they pick us." UPS, which is on the No. 44 driven by David Reutimann this season, also has been in discussions with Richard Childress Racing, Gillett Evernham Motorsports and Stewart-Haas Racing for Ryan Newman. -- David Newton
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