It was a total team effort for Denny Hamlin and No. 11 FedEx Office Toyota crew today at Michigan International Speedway en route to their first win of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Meanwhile, teammate Kyle Busch finished just off the pace in third place and Joey Logano finished 18th.
Joey Logano and his Home Depot crew surprise a Joplin, MO family with a rebuilt home after theirs was destroyed during the massive tornado last month. You won’t want to miss their touching reaction. Plus we hope you enjoy some Father’s Day stories and Funny Fan E-mails!
A Visit to Joplin Offers Perspective for Joey Logano, Joe Gibbs Racing
Logano, the No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing team and our writer find Joplin devastated, but not without hope
Most people were given a 25-minute warning.
An F-2 tornado had touched down on the afternoon of May 22 and headed toward Joplin’s Mercy Hospital, a sturdy structure filled with 186 patients and an estimated 160 employees.
Gresham Wins Thrilling NASCAR K&N Classic At GMP
Max Gresham had the fastest car all day, but it took a three-wide, mad dash green-white-checkered flag finish to give the driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota a victory in the Slack Auto Parts 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race at Gresham Motorsports Park Saturday evening.
“The late-race green-white-checkered flag finish and Darrell Wallace, Jr. definitely put some pressure on us, but we prevailed off of Turn 2,” said Gresham. “To win here at my home track – the track owned by my grandfather – is a surreal moment for me.”
If anyone ‘owned’ the high-speed GMP half-mile oval on Saturday, it was the 18-year-old Huntersville, NC driver. Gresham served notice early that he and his Live Oak Plantation sponsored racer would be the team to beat blasting their way to the pole position with a lap of 17.269 seconds (104.233 miles per hour average) in qualifying.