It was an impressive night for Joe Gibbs Racing with Denny Hamlin capturing his third win of the season and all three teams starting and finishing in the top ten for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Denny Hamlin led the way with his first career victory at the half-mile track, while Kyle Busch battled to an impressive sixth-place finish and Joey Logano led the most laps before coming home in eighth. Read more
Do you think Bristol owes you a victory after coming so close in the past?
“Coming so close before has really only made us want to win one of these Bristol races more than ever. There is no doubt that winning at Bristol would be special and I know I speak for the entire team when I say leaving here with a trophy is something everyone in racing wants to accomplish in their career. We’ve felt like we’ve had the car on a couple of occasions but had some bad luck in terms of parts going bad at the worst possible times. Twice we ran almost 500 laps around Bristol to get in position to win only to have things go wrong at the very end. This team regroups and works even harder because we know we can run well at Bristol.” Read more
Denny Hamlin led Joe Gibbs Racing with an 11th-place finish in today’s Pure Michigan 400 from Michigan International Speedway, while Kyle Busch battled to finish 13th and a mid-race accident would leave Joey Logano back in 31st. Read more
What are your thoughts heading into the return trip to Michigan this weekend?
“It’s important for our FedEx team to get a good solid finish this weekend in Michigan. We have had some bad luck and gotten taken out a few times in the last few weeks, and with only four races to go before the Chase, hopefully we have that behind us. I know that this team is strong enough to contend for the championship, it’s now just a matter of putting all that together each and every week. Darian (Grubb, crew chief) and the guys have been bringing really fast race cars to the track. Hopefully we can get a couple more good runs in the next few weeks to solidify our spot in the top-10 in points so our two wins count once the Chase comes.” Read more