Joey Logano captured victory in the VFW SportClips Help a Hero 200 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Darlington on Friday night! It was Logano’s second win of the season and the first time Dollar General has visited victory lane with JGR. Denny Hamlin dominated for much of the race, but a late race tangle between Elliott Sadler and Logano and engine woes forced Hamlin to settle for second-place in the No. 18 SportClips Toyota. Brian Scott capped off a great night for JGR by finishing 7th in his No. 11 Dollar General Toyota.
The 2.66 mile Superspeedway of Talladega invites tight racing and high speeds leaving all involved to hold their breath in hoping to avoid the big accidents.
For most of the day Joe Gibbs Racing was able to avoid any major incidents, but as is often the cause at Talladega the accidents grew in number as the number of laps remaining dwindled. Unfortunately Hamlin and Logano were unable to steer clear of the trouble, while teammate Kyle Busch was able to survive all the carnage for a strong second-place finish.
Much like his teammate Denny Hamlin did just one week ago in Kansas, Kyle Busch patiently raced inside the top five all night, then received a phenomenal pit stop from his crew and drove away over the final laps to win tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Capital City 400 at Richmond International Raceway.
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Denny Hamlin patiently raced inside the top five all day and then when the moment was right made the move to the front of the field to bring home the win in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 400 at Kansas Speedway. Meanwhile all three JGR teams would earn top 15 finishes, with Hamlin’s teammates Kyle Busch and Joey Logano coming home 10th and 15th respectively.
Kyle Busch led Joe Gibbs Racing with an 11th-place finish in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, while Denny Hamlin came home 12th and Joey Logano finished 19th.
Busch, started the No. 18 Interstate Batteries Toyota in 17th and despite battling changing handling conditions through the early portion of the night he was able to remain in the top-15. Busch would manage to battle just outside the top ten through the first half of the race, but the team would make a bigger swing at tightening up the car around the midpoint of the race. The adjustments certainly helped as Busch was able to start gaining positions. However, a record long 234 lap green flag run to end the race limited the team’s ability to continue working on the car’s handling. Busch was able to drive the Interstate Batteries Camry up to an 11th-place finish.