Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano secured two top-five finishes for Joe Gibbs Racing in today’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while an early blown tire left their teammate Kyle Busch back in 36th.
Kyle Busch made history Saturday in Loudon, NH when he crossed the finish line first to capture his 100th NASCAR win and 49th Nationwide Series victory. This tied him with Mark Martin as All-Time wins leaders.
Kyle Busch claimed yet another piece of NASCAR history tonight when he became the first driver to ever win a Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. All three JGR teams would place inside the top 15 with Denny Hamlin finishing 10th and Joey Logano 14th before a packed house at the 1.5-mile track.
During the past 20 years, Joe Gibbs Racing Team has experienced many changes. A constant is Jimmy Makar, senior vice president of racing operations. Makar has journeyed and grown with the team since he joined in August of 1991. Makar began as the crew chief for Dale Jarrett, driver of the No. 18 Interstate Batteries car. Jarrett and Makar earned Joe Gibbs Racing its first victory at the 1993 Daytona 500. Makar went on to serve as Bobby Labonte’s crew chief for eight seasons. Afterwards, he moved into his current role to oversee all aspects of competition for Joe Gibbs Racing. Many victories and challenges have filled the past 20 years for Makar, but no regrets.