Today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quicken Loans 400 from Michigan International Speedway would unfortunately not provide a day to remember for Joe Gibbs Racing.
An engine issue would relegate Kyle Busch to a 32nd-place finish, while separate accidents would leave Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano to finish 34th and 35th respectively.
Busch started his No. 18 Snickers Toyota in 34th, but wasted no time in moving up through the field as he jumped up into 21st in just two laps and was in the top 15 by lap seven. Busch had climbed all the way up into the top ten following a couple early competition cautions to allow teams to check tire wear. A four-tire stop on the second of those two cautions would have him restart back toward the middle of the field, but Busch would make his way forward once again. Unfortunately for the third straight week an engine issue would send his Snickers Camry to the garage early. The team would manage to make repairs and get Busch back on the track, but he would be 41 laps off the pace and relegated to a 32nd-place finish. Read more
Joey Logano started from the pole, led the most laps and earned his first victory of the season in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400 from Pocono Raceway.
Logano would use a late-race pass of Mark Martin and then drove away to earn the win, while teammate Denny Hamlin finished fifth and for the second straight week an engine problem left Kyle Busch with a disappointing 30-place finish. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more