HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (January 6, 2012) – Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that Mark Martin will drive the Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry in the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series race in Las Vegas in March.
“We’ve always hoped to have the opportunity for Mark to drive for us and to have him behind the wheel of our Interstate Batteries Toyota for the Nationwide race in Vegas is exciting,” said J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing. “He is a great example to all drivers of the dedication it takes to be successful and certainly we’re honored to have him part of our efforts in 2012.” Read more
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. Read more
Dollar General announced its new sponsorship agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing that includes contenders in both the Sprint Cup Series and Nationwide Series in 2012. Dollar General also announced plans to continue its Camping World Truck Series sponsorship with Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2012. Dollar General will become the primary sponsor of JGR’s #20 Toyota Camry, driven by Joey Logano, for 12 Sprint Cup races. In addition, Dollar General will be the primary sponsor of JGR’s #11 Toyota, driven by Brian Scott, for a full season in the Nationwide Series. In 10 Nationwide races, Dollar General will also support an additional JGR car, either #18 driven by Kyle Busch or #20 driven by Logano. In the Camping World Truck Series, Dollar General will return for 10 races with KBM. The #18 truck will be driven by Busch.
The start of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup was delayed thanks to rain that forced the running of the Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway to today. When it was over Joey Logano would lead Joe Gibbs Racing with a 17th-place finish, while Kyle Busch would come up just short on fuel to finish 22nd and two separate tire issues would relegate Hamlin to a 31st-place finish.