Joey Logano lead a JGR sweep of the Nationwide race in Dover in the No. 18 Dollar General Toyota! Ryan Truex was 2nd in the Grime Boss machine, with Brian Scott rounding out the Top-3, also in a Dollar General car.
Joey Logano led Joe Gibbs Racing’s three-car contingent with an eighth-place finish in today’s FedEx 400 benefitting Autism Speaks at Dover International Speedway.
Meanwhile teammate Denny Hamlin would battle changing handling conditions to a 19th-place finish and Kyle Busch lost what appeared to be another top-five finish when his engine expired midway through the 400-mile race.
Denny Hamlin Quotes
How can the FedEx team continue its momentum of recent success?
“The key for us is to get this race team running its best for the Chase. We are fortunate to have a couple wins already this year, which gives us the opportunity to try some things and work to get our cars better each and every week. Darian (Grubb, crew chief) and the guys have done a lot of work back at the shop to prepare these cars, and we can work on them at the track all summer to get our program at its best. We’ve had some solid runs the last four or five weeks, and hopefully that continues at Dover. Dover is one place that I have yet to completely figure out, so we’ll rely on our teammates to get some information this weekend. That’s always been a tough place for me, but it’s my job to give the team feedback to get our car as good as we can.”
The Coca-Cola 600 from Charlotte Motor Speedway is the annual endurance test on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. Often times it can feel like two races and not only because of the necessary 400 laps to complete the full 600 miles around the mile and a half speedway, but also because of the changing track conditions when the heat of the day changes to the cool of the night once the sun sets behind the grandstands.
With no points at stake and thus no possible affect on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series standings, the Sprint All-Star race has become known for some exciting racing with teams fighting for the one million dollar prize.
This year’s Sprint All-Star race was run in five segments. The first four were each 20 laps in length and new for this year is that the winner of each segment guarantees himself a spot in the top four when the cars come down pit road for a mandatory pit stop prior to a final 10-lap sprint to the checkered flag.