Kyle Busch drove to his 26th Sprint Cup victory at Saturday’s NRA 500 at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. Under the stopping power of Raybestos brakes, Busch drove his No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota to victory lane; beating out Martin Truex Jr. by just .508 seconds.
Raybestos brakes have won four of seven Sprint Cup races in 2013 (Phoenix – Edwards, Las Vegas – Kenseth, California and Texas – Busch).
“Kyle was so fast all day, and he really drove his butt off at the end,” said Dave Rogers, Crew Chief of Busch’s No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota. “Kyle was running up front all day long, and when he grabbed the top spot after the final restart, we knew he was going to bring it home.” Busch led for a race-high 171 laps.
Also running the Raybestos brakes intermediate racing package were Roush Fenway drivers Carl Edwards and Greg Biffle. They secured third and fourth-place finishes, respectively, in Saturday’s race at Texas Motor Speedway. “We had great pits stops all night,” said Edwards. “This was just a great event. I wish we were over there celebrating in victory lane, but we’ll get there.”
The Raybestos racing brake package, used by NASCAR teams like Joe Gibbs Racing and Roush Fenway, combines ample stopping power with a considerable weight savings advantage on tracks like the Fort Worth 1.5-mile Superspeedway.
According to the company, Raybestos racing brake pads are the ultimate high-friction, high-torque racing pads. 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 Texas Motor Speedway 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.