Joe Gibbs Racing Tag

By David Morgan, Associate Editor Over the years, Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been the site of several hard crashes and in Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at The Brickyard, Brad Keselowski and Erik Jones became the latest to feel the wrath of the demanding 2.5-mile layout. As Stage 1 was coming to a close, drivers throughout the field were jockeying for position when Jones attempted to pass Keselowski into Turn 2, but the two drivers didn’t have enough margin between them, causing Jones to drift up the track into KeselowskiRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Moments after the black and red flags waved to signal the end of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice, Denny Hamlin had a tremendous accident in turn four. A flat right front tire sent the No. 11 FedEx Toyota Camry straight into the outside wall in turn four at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Joe Gibbs Racing machine burst into flames and it continued unabated down the frontstretch. Hamlin’s car slowed to a stop at the entrance of pit road. Fellow Cup Series drivers BradRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – It was more of the same for Kyle Busch in Saturday’s Indiana 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but “more of the same” was anything but easy. Busch held off Justin Allgaier by .132 seconds during a five-lap run to the finish at the 2.5-mile track, but only after a hard crash that took out frontrunners Christopher Bell and Tyler Reddick with seven laps left. With a strong short-run car, combined with his unquestioned prowess on restarts, BuschRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Kyle Busch walked around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage Friday afternoon feeling equal parts ambitious and already highly accomplished. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver locked in the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series regular season championship last Sunday at Darlington Raceway – his second regular season title in as many years. And the clinch comes a full week before the series’ regular season finale, Sunday’s Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard (2 p.m. ET on NBC, IMS Radio and SiriusXMRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Erik Jones has called the No. 20 team at Joe Gibbs Racing home for the past two seasons and heading into the 2020 season, he will continue to occupy that seat as the team announced a contract extension for the 23-year old on Friday. “I’m so happy to finally have my plans for 2020 confirmed and to talk about it,” Jones said in a team release. “I’m excited to be staying with Joe Gibbs Racing and the 20 team and to continue the success thatRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – From the back to the front, Kyle Busch came within laps of challenging Erik Jones for victory in the Bojangles Southern 500. The Joe Gibbs Racing driver was chasing his teammate down in the closing laps. Busch made quick work of Kyle Larson as he closed in on Jones. The No. 18 Snickers Throwback Toyota Camry moved closer and closer to the No. 20 as the laps clicked off. With three laps to go, it looked as if the race would comeRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DARLINGTON, S.C. – As the clock ticked toward 2 a.m. on Monday, in a race delayed by  rain for nearly four hours, Erik Jones claimed the most important victory of his career in the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. With his contract status at Joe Gibbs Racing a source of speculation throughout much of the current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Jones made an emphatic statement, holding off teammate Kyle Busch and charging Kyle Larson after taking the lead from Larson onRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent DARLINGTON, S.C. – It was a worst to first story for Denny Hamlin, until he was disqualified from his victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Following the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, the No. 18 Sports Clips Toyota Supra was found to be too low in the left front and too high in the right rear. As a result, Cole Custer assumes the victory, becoming the first driver in Xfinity Series history to win a race without leading aRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – In a two-lap shootout in Saturday afternoon’s CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America, Christopher Bell checked out from the competition to claim his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season. Bell found himself battling the best of the best when it comes to road course racing in NASCAR inside the final laps of the race between AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, but when Gray Gaulding went into the gravel in Turn 1, the full-course caution waved setting up anRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service BRISTOL, Tenn. – The first thing Denny Hamlin did after winning Saturday’s Bass Pro Shops NRA Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway was apologize to the man he beat to the finish line in the 24th Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race of the season. With 11 laps left in the grueling 500-lap event, Hamlin drove to the inside of Matt DiBenedetto and cleared him from the lead. Roughly three minutes later, Hamlin crossed the stripe .502 seconds ahead of the No. 95 LeavineRead More