Denny Hamlin patiently raced inside the top five all day and then when the moment was right made the move to the front of the field to bring home the win in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Meanwhile all three JGR teams would earn top 15 finishes, with Hamlin’s teammates Kyle Busch and Joey Logano coming home 10th and 15th respectively.
Kyle Busch led Joe Gibbs Racing with an 11th-place finish in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, while Denny Hamlin came home 12th and Joey Logano finished 19th.
Busch, started the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota in 17th and despite battling changing handling conditions through the early portion of the night he was able to remain in the top-15. Busch would manage to battle just outside the top ten through the first half of the race, but the team would make a bigger swing at tightening up the car around the midpoint of the race. The adjustments certainly helped as Busch was able to start gaining positions. However, a record long 234 lap green flag run to end the race limited the team’s ability to continue working on the car’s handling. Busch was able to drive the Interstate Batteries Camry up to an 11th-place finish.
Denny Hamlin led Joe Gibbs Racing with a sixth-place finish in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Goody’s Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Meanwhile Joey Logano battled through handling conditions to a 23rd-place finish and an race accident left Kyle Busch in 36th.
Joe Gibbs Racing entered Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 with great confidence after a weekend of solid practice sessions and an outstanding qualifying effort that earned all three teams starting positions inside the top ten for today’s race. In fact, Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch swept the front row in qualifying.
It was not the type of day Joe Gibbs Racing has become accustomed to in recent years at the famed short track of Bristol Motor Speedway. Joey Logano would lead the team’s three-car contingent in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 with a 16th-place finish, while Denny Hamlin finished 20th and an early-race accident left Kyle Busch back in 32nd.
Logano started the No. 20 Home Depot Toyota in the top ten and was able remain toward the front of the field through the early going of the 500-lap race. As the race progressed however, tight conditions through the center of the turns would make it difficult for Logano to maintain his momentum as he drove out of the corners. With few cautions and several long green flag runs there was few opportunities for The Home Depot crew to make adjustments and the No. 20 Camry would fall a lap off the pace to the leaders. He would go on to finish two laps down in the 16th position.