How is your mindset heading into Dover this weekend?
“Well, I’m going to be optimistic when I go there. Darian (Grubb) and the team have been working on that race track for quite a long time the last few weeks, working on a setup that would make me comfortable on that race track. The car is going to be good. I just have to have an open mind when I get out there for the first green flag run and have faith that I can do it. I’ll be leaning on my teammates quite a bit this weekend. Obviously they are both very good at that track.” Read more
Denny Hamlin won Joe Gibbs Racing’s 100th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with a dominating performance in today’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
It was Hamlin’s Series-leading fifth victory of the season and first in the Chase as he moved to within seven points of the points lead after the second of 10 races in the battle for the Championship. Joey Logano earned a top-ten finish by coming home in eighth while Kyle Busch lost a certain top-five finish when he lost a cylinder in his engine just past the midpoint of the race and had to settle for 28th. Read more
How do you approach this weekend’s race at New Hampshire?
“This weekend is definitely a race that I think our FedEx team can win. We were very strong there in July and probably gave up a win, but that’s why winning these races is so hard. I know that Darian (Grubb) is going to bring a fast car, and I know that our team is eager to get back out there and put together a solid race from start to finish. We’re still in the title hunt and there are nine more weeks to achieve our goals. We have to take it race-by-race, starting on Sunday.” Read more
Joe Gibbs Racing delivered three strong cars to Chicago for today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. After all three teams ran inside the top ten for the majority of the race, it was Kyle Busch leading JGR’s efforts at the end with a fourth-place finish, while Joey Logano crossed the line in seventh. Meanwhile, Denny Hamlin, who entered the day as the point leader in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship, ran well all day and appeared certain for a top-five finish, but ran out of fuel on the final lap and fell from seventh to 16th at the finish. Read more