Dollar General To Sponsor Matt Kenseth In No. 20 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota For 17 Races In 2013; Will Run For NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship With Driver Brian Vickers
Huntersville, NC (November 6, 2012) – Joe Gibbs Racing announced today that it has signed a new expanded partnership agreement with Dollar General for the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The new agreement means Matt Kenseth, the 2003 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion, will drive Dollar General’s familiar yellow and black No. 20 car in 17 Sprint Cup Races next season beginning with the Daytona 500 in February. Kenseth, a two-time Daytona 500 winner, is the current defending champion of the Great American Race. In addition, Dollar General will return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series and will compete with a full championship season sponsorship with Brian Vickers at the wheel. Read more
Kyle Busch led Joe Gibbs Racing with a strong third-place run in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, while Joey Logano came home 11th and Denny Hamlin finished 20th. Read more
Nearly 3,000 fans flooded the parking lot of Joe Gibbs Racing last Friday to celebrate the team at Fan Fest 2012. By 7 a.m., a line circled around the parking lot full of fans waiting to receive a wristband for autographs from each Sprint Cup driver.
Before signing autographs, Cup drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano interacted with the crowd by answering questions with Ms. Sprint Cup on the Dollar General Stage that fans submitted via Facebook and Twitter. Each Sprint Cup driver’s fan club was there, including the driver’s families. Kyle Busch’s wife, Samantha enjoyed handing out gifts and interacted with the crowd throughout the day. Read more
The tight racing conditions of the famed small track known as the paperclip was only one of the challenges facing Joe Gibbs Racing’s three teams in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway.
Denny Hamlin would overcome two pit road speed penalties and appeared set to race for the win only to have his day ended early by an electrical failure caused by a broken master switch with just over 100 laps remaining. Meanwhile Kyle Busch would overcome an early spin caused by a right rear tire that was going flat to finish second and Joey Logano would battle through a pit road speeding penalty of his own to finish 16th. Read more