Joey Logano would lead Joe Gibbs Racing with an 11th-place finish in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. Teammate Denny Hamlin would cross the line just behind Logano in 12th, while an engine failure left Kyle Busch back in 36th.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AAA Texas 500 did not go as expected for Joe Gibbs Racing today, with Denny Hamlin leading the organization’s three-car team with a 20th-place finish, while Michael McDowell, who was filling in for Kyle Busch, finished 33rd and an engine failure left Joey Logano in 37th.
Joe Gibbs Racing simply dominated much of today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Tums Fast Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway and as the race neared conclusion it appeared that three teams would earn a finish in the top ten and at least one would certainly have the opportunity over the final laps to race for the famed grandfather clock trophy.
It was a typical day of racing at Talladega Superspeedway with everyone holding their breath and hoping to survive for an opportunity to win at the end. Unfortunately the famed track wouldn’t prove all that friendly to the three-car contingent of Joe Gibbs Racing. Denny Hamlin would survive a wild day of racing to secure a solid eighth-place effort, while Joey Logano rebounded from an early accident to finish 24th, and Kyle Busch would be collected in a wreck that left him with a disappointing 33rd-place finish.
Joe Gibbs Racing is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. We wanted to stop and recognize the people that have been with us from the beginning. Vince, our Chief Finance Executive, has had a front row seat as JGR has grown, changed and evolved over the years. He offers a unique perspective from his time as a tire carrier on the racetrack, to serving on the pit crew, and now as an accountant.