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Mark Martin to Replace Injured Denny Hamlin for Joe Gibbs Racing at Martinsville

Veteran NASCAR Driver Mark Martin to Drive No. 11 FedEx Toyota at Virginia short-track.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 28, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that Mark Martin will drive the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series while Denny Hamlin recovers from an L1 Compression Fracture suffered during an accident on March 24 at Auto Club Speedway.

“We’ve been real fortunate to have never been in this situation with the need to find someone to fill in for an injured driver,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “A lot goes into a decision like this but we are really pleased to have someone of the character and caliber of Mark Martin to fill in while Denny is out. Obviously we’re not exactly sure how long that is going to take, but Mark’s career speaks for itself and our team knows it will have the opportunity to compete for a win every week.”
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Denny Hamlin Sidelined with L1 Compression Fracture

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 26, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) driver Denny Hamlin was evaluated today by Dr. Jerry Petty of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates after suffering an L1 Compression Fracture during an accident on the final lap of Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.

Dr. Petty determined that Hamlin will not require surgery, but will need time to properly heal, which is estimated around six weeks time. Dr. Petty will make the determination when Hamlin will be able to return to racing this season.

No decision has been made on a replacement driver for Hamlin during his absence from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Joe Gibbs Racing, BrightSky Launch Defy Diabetes Movement

Darrell Wallace, Jr. to Drive “Defy Diabetes” Truck at Daytona

NASCAR Team Owner and Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs and BrightSky, a leading supplier of diabetes testing supplies and prescription medications, announced the “Defy Diabetes” movement to engage people with diabetes or at risk for diabetes in regular, sustained activities to improve their lives and to reward healthy choices. As part of launch activities, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) team member Darrell Wallace, Jr. will drive the No. 54 DefyDiabetes.com Toyota Tundra in the NextEra Energy Resources 250, on Feb. 22, 2013, at Daytona International Speedway.
 
Through social media and local, grassroots activities, Defy Diabetes will seek to build partnerships to support persons with diabetes (PWDs) and those at risk through a wide variety of programs and actions. These include encouraging better menu options at popular restaurants to mobile apps that help users take control of their condition. Information and tools are already available at DefyDiabetes.com.
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Sport Clips Haircuts Renews Partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2013 Season

Denny Hamlin to Drive No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in Two Sprint Cup Series Races, Elliott Sadler Joins to Drive No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in Seven Nationwide Series Races

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today the renewal of Sport Clips Haircuts as the primary sponsor for a total of nine races during the 2013 NASCAR season – the most in the Texas-based hair care franchise’s five-year history with JGR. “We have a strong partner and true brand-ambassador in Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Gordon Logan, Sport Clips Founder and CEO. “Through the years, it has been exciting to see racing fans become our clients, and our clients become racing fans, through this partnership and love of the sport.”
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