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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.
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Martinsville Madness

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.

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Tandemonium: Take 2

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.
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Kansas Recap

Kyle Busch led Joe Gibbs Racing with an 11th-place finish today in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Hollywood Casino 400 at Kansas Speedway. Meanwhile teammates Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano would finish 16th and 29th respectively.

Kyle Busch started his No. 18 M&Ms Toyota in the third position and quickly jumped up into the second spot following the drop of the green flag. The car would become loose just a few laps later however and cause him to drift back to sixth by the time the first caution came out. Busch would restart the race in the 14th position following that first caution, but was able to make his way forward to the front of the field once again. A two-tire pit stop would allow Busch to take the lead on lap 86 and pick up an important bonus point toward his overall standings in the point race. A few laps into the run the car would become extremely loose however and Busch would drop back to run fifth. Like many others Busch would battle the handle on the car as it shifted from loose to tight much of the day, but despite those challenges he would run top-five much of the race. Crew chief Dave Rogers would make the call for a two-tire change when a caution came out with 27 laps to go. Unfortunately the No. 18 Camry would suddenly become extremely tight and Busch would lose several positions on the ensuing restart. He was running in 10th when the day’s final caution came out to create a green-white-checker finish. The M&Ms crew would make another two-tire stop in hopes that the fresher tires would give the team an advantage over the final two laps, but this time the car would go extremely loose and Busch was forced to hang on for an 11th-place finish.
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