It was anything but the typical weather you might find in the desert of Arizona with rain Saturday night washing away all the tire rubber build up that give cars improved grip on the racetrack and cloud cover Sunday afternoon that made it increasingly difficult to make adjustments to aid a car’s handling.
All three Joe Gibbs Racing entries spent a good portion of the day racing inside the top ten but a rash of late cautions shuffled the field and when the checker flag waved Kyle Busch was the only one remaining in the top ten, earning a ninth-place finish in The Profit on CNBC 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Meanwhile Matt Kenseth would take the checkered flag in 12th, while Denny Hamlin settled for 19th. Read more
All three of the Joe Gibbs Racing’s haulers are on their way to Phoenix International Raceway. Our transporter drivers have a 2,115-mile haul this week: Charlotte, NC to Phoenix, AZ! Watch the crews load up the trucks and head out onto the road.
Rain might have delayed today’s Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, but it certainly did not take away from the excitement of the sport’s premiere event.
Joe Gibbs Racing was a large part of today’s excitement with all three cars in the top ten in the closing laps, but when it was over, Denny Hamlin’s second-place effort would be team’s best finish on this night, while Matt Kenseth would earn a strong sixth-place finish, and a late accident left Kyle Busch back in 19th. Read more