Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano secured two top-five finishes for Joe Gibbs Racing in today’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, while an early blown tire left their teammate Kyle Busch back in 36th.
Kyle Busch made history Saturday in Loudon, NH when he crossed the finish line first to capture his 100th NASCAR win and 49th Nationwide Series victory. This tied him with Mark Martin as All-Time wins leaders.
Kyle Busch claimed yet another piece of NASCAR history tonight when he became the first driver to ever win a Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway. All three JGR teams would place inside the top 15 with Denny Hamlin finishing 10th and Joey Logano 14th before a packed house at the 1.5-mile track.
Joe Gibbs Racing proved to have one of the strongest teams on the track tonight for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway.
Each of the three JGR drivers showed the ability to make a run to the front of the pack at any point it desired as they raced in two-car pods for each lap of the 160-lap race. There was no secret that teammates Joey Logano and Kyle Busch would partner for tonight’s race especially following last night’s Nationwide Series performance that resulted in a Logano victory. Meanwhile, Denny Hamlin entered the weekend with the strategy to partner with the No. 39 car of Ryan Newman from Stewart-Haas Racing after the pair showed success together in February’s Daytona 500.
Joey Logano won his first race at the Daytona International Speedway Saturday night in his No. 20 SportClip Toyota! He had to fight his way from the rear of the field three times en route to his big win. After his qualifying run earlier in the day, his team has to change a clutch, forcing him to start at the rear of the field. Early in the race Logano spun into turn three off the bumper of the No. 11 car after slowing to avoid a competition who was off the pace. Then, about halfway through the event, Logano pitted for a loose wheel, sealing his third trip to the rear of the field.