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JGR President J.D. Gibbs Undergoing Treatment For Symptoms Impacting Areas of Brain Function

Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.

Gibbs has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that includes speech and processing issues. Gibbs’ doctors believe the complications he has experienced were triggered by head injuries likely suffered earlier in life, but no specific injury was referenced or identified. Gibbs has always enjoyed an active life participating in several sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, football, racing, and other extreme-type sports.

Gibbs will be undergoing more testing and receiving treatments to help manage the symptoms. During that time, it is expected that his presence at the race track will be limited; however, he will continue many of his day-to-day responsibilities at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, NC as well as involvement with his various ministry endeavors.

J5 Tactical Will Serve as Associate Sponsor On No. 19 Toyota Camry in Sprint Cup Series for 2015

Becomes Official Flashlight of Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that J5 Tactical will serve as an associate sponsor on the No. 19 Toyota Camry driven by Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the 2015 season

In addition, J5 Tactical will become the official flashlight for Joe Gibbs Racing.

J5 Tactical produces industrial strength flashlights for everyday carry and use. With competitive pricing, the highest quality engineering and manufacturing, and world class customer support, the J5 Tactical flashlight brand is an exceptional choice for flashlight needs. They offer three models, our V1 with 250 Lumen power, the V2 with 750 lumen power, and the 732A with 1000 Lumen power. Their products and further information can be found at www.J5Tactical.com.

“J5 Tactical is excited to be associated with Joe Gibbs Racing and number 19 Carl Edwards,” said TJ Johnson, CEO of J5 Tactical. “We’re looking forward to our flashlights shining bright in the winner’s circle this year.”

Drivers Confirmed to Pilot No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in Upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series Events

Denny Hamlin and Erik Jones Add Additional Races
Boris Said to Pilot Monster Energy Camry in Seven Events in 2015

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Denny Hamlin will fill in for Kyle Busch behind the wheel of the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry in this weekend’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway and in four subsequent events.

Kyle Busch continues to rest comfortably in his home in Charlotte, North Carolina before rehabilitating from a compound fracture of the right lower leg and left mid-foot fracture, both injuries resulted from an accident during the February 21 XFINITY Series race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

No specific timetable has been announced for Busch’s return to the race track, however interim drivers have been confirmed to pilot the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota moving forward. JGR teammate Hamlin will compete in the role this Saturday, March 7, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and again March 21 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana (Ca.), April 10 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, April 18 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and May 23 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

Hamlin is currently running a full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 11 Toyota and was previously confirmed to run in six JGR XFINITY Series events this season in support of other team sponsors. This brings Hamlin’s 2015 XFINITY Series schedule now to 11 events.

In addition, JGR announces that team member Erik Jones will again drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the XFINITY Series next weekend at Phoenix (Ariz.) International Raceway on March 14 and subsequently April 24 at Richmond (Va.) International Raceway, for a total of three race events supporting the No. 54 team. Jones raced this past weekend with the Monster Energy program at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway and accomplished a 13th-place finish from a 12th-place qualifying effort.

Jones continues to run a full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports and a partial schedule for JGR in the No. 20 NASCAR XFINITY Series Camry. This brings Jones’ 2015 XFINITY Series schedule now to an estimated 19 events.

Also joining the Monster Energy/Joe Gibbs Racing stable of drivers to support the No. 54 Toyota this season is Carlsbad, California native Boris Said. As in the previous two years when JGR named substitute drivers to supplement Busch’s schedule, the 52-year old NASCAR veteran will pilot seven XFINITY Series events with the No. 54 team including Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on May 2 and non-companion XFINITY series events at Iowa Speedway in Newton on May 17 and August 1, Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway on June 20, Mid Ohio Sportscar Course on August 15, Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on August 29 and Kentucky Speedway in Sparta on September 26.

Although known primarily for his superior road-course racing abilities, Said has competed in 137 events across NASCAR’s top three divisions, on all types of racetracks. Additionally Said has recorded time in the K&N East/West Series, ARCA, V8 Supercars, Grand-Am Sports Car, American Le Mans, Tudor United Sports Car and other exhibition series races. Said has experienced on-track time with various team owners and with all of NASCAR’s manufacturer partners including Toyota Racing in 2010. In the XFINITY Series Said has registered 23 races and one victory earned in 2010 at the Montreal, Canada event.

“We hate this for Kyle (Busch) obviously and I think everyone is focused on getting him back healthy,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “We can’t thank Monster Energy and all of our partners enough for working with us while Kyle is recovering and certainly it is nice to have Denny (Hamlin) and Erik (Jones) ready to fill in. We’re also excited that Boris (Said) will have the opportunity to drive the car for seven races in 2015.”

“We are excited to be able to have talent like Denny (Hamlin), Erik (Jones) and road racing guru Boris Said to come in and back up Kyle in tough times. Of course we miss Kyle and wish he was out there for us, but we have full confidence in all our guys,” states Vice President of Sports Marketing for Monster Energy Mitch Covington.

Comcast’s Two Premier Brands, Comcast Business and XFINITY, Sponsor Car Edwards, Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

Comcast Business to be primary paint scheme during KOBALT 400 in Las Vegas and Food City 500 in Bristol
XFINITY to be primary during Sylvania 300 in New Hampshire and Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 in Martinsville

Comcast announced today it will join Carl Edwards and the No. 19 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry fielded by Joe Gibbs Racing as primary sponsor for four races in 2015.

The partnership will kick off at the KOBALT 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 8, with _blank">Comcast Business as the primary paint scheme for Edwards’ Toyota Camry, marking the first major sponsorship deal in NASCAR for Comcast’s business services unit that provides data, Internet, TV and other communication services to organizations of all sizes. Comcast Business will also be featured at the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19. The four-race partnership will round out with XFINITY, the company’s residential brand for Internet, TV and other communication services, taking over as primary paint scheme for the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 27, and Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 at Martinsville Speedway on November 1.

“We’re excited about this partnership with Comcast as they continue to grow in the sport, and I’ve had a great time so far working with them in preparation for Las Vegas,” said Edwards, who will have ARRIS on board his No. 19 Toyota seventeen times during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season.

“I’m excited to continue to build the relationship with them this year and hopefully we can put them into victory lane.”

Edwards, a 12-year veteran of NASCAR’s top-tier series, has 23 wins to his credit; five of which came at tracks where the Missouri native will carry the Comcast Business colors this season.

“We could not be more excited to partner with Carl Edwards and Joe Gibbs Racing as a sponsor of the No. 19 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” said Matt Lederer, Senior Director of Sports Marketing for Comcast. “Carl’s success on the track and his affinity for technology off the track makes him a great ambassador for Comcast. We are confident he will do an outstanding job representing our organization as well as our customers, and we can’t wait to kick off this relationship at Las Vegas.”

In 2015 Comcast joined the NASCAR family as its XFINITY brand became the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR XFINITY Series, formerly the NASCAR Nationwide Series, and the Official Entertainment Provider of NASCAR. Comcast and NASCAR announced the agreement in September 2014 to make XFINITY the third title sponsor in the storied 30+ year history of the series.

Hisense Partners with Joe Gibbs Racing and Charlotte Motor Speedway

Hisense is pleased to announce a partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing as the primary sponsor of the No. 20 Toyota Camry driven by Denny Hamlin for two races in the 2015 NASCAR XFINITY Series. The brand has also announced it will sponsor the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, May 23.

The consumer electronics manufacturer made these announcements on the heels of its first foray into NASCAR with the NASCAR XFINITY Series Hisense 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

Hisense is the No. 2 UHD (ultra-high definition) television manufacturer in the world and the No. 1 television manufacturer in China for the past 11 years. Globally, it has produced over 129 million televisions and is the fourth most sold TV brand in the world.
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