JGR Announces Crew Chief Changes Including Chris Gabehart Becoming Denny Hamlin’s New Crew Chief

Joe Gibbs Racing announced some crew chief changes on Thursday. Chris Gabehart will now serve as crew chief on the No. 11 Toyota for Denny Hamlin. Gabehart spent the past three seasons as a crew chief in JGR’s Xfinity Series program, capturing a total of nine wins over that time. Eric Phillips will also make the move from the Xfinity Series to assume the role of car chief with the No. 11 team. He compiled eight wins over three seasons as crew chief on the No. 18 Xfinity Series team.  In…

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Jeffrey Earnhardt To Drive 9 Races For Joe Gibbs Racing In XFINITY Series In 2019

AVONDALE, AZ – An Earnhardt will be racing for a top team again in NASCAR. On Saturday morning, Jeffrey Earnhardt and Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they’ll team up for nine NASCAR XFINITY Series races in 2019. Earnhardt, the grandson of Dale Earnhardt ,will make his debut in the No. 18 Toyota on Feb. 16 at the Daytona International Speedway for the series’ season opener. Details on the rest of his schedule will be announced before the start of the 2019 season.

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Suarez Likely Came Up Too Fast, Why This May Be a Similar Situation That Logano Started Off With

The news on Wednesday that Martin Truex Jr. and his current crew chief Cole Pearn will join Joe Gibbs Racing for 2019 was great for one side but bad for another. See, in order for Truex and Pearn to move to JGR, they had to unseat an existing driver too. That driver was Daniel Suarez. But, it’s not like Suarez didn’t know that this was coming. He basically confirmed as much this past summer. While the move was a no brainer for JGR, it’s one that if Suarez was a…

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Truex Jr., Pearn To Join Joe Gibbs Racing In No. 19 Toyota For 2019

One of the worst kept secrets in NASCAR was officially announced on Wednesday. Joe Gibbs Racing announced that 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champions driver Martin Truex, Jr. and crew chief Cole Pearn will join the organization’s No. 19 team in 2019. “Anytime you have an opportunity to bring two people of this caliber into your organization, it’s certainly an exciting time,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “They obviously have developed a chemistry that has led to tremendous success, including a championship. We’ve gotten to know…

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Joe Gibbs Racing’s Kansas Dominance Ends Quickly In Saturday’s XFINITY Series Race

Heading into Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at the Kansas Speedway, it looked like Joe Gibbs Racing would be the ones to beat. They’ve won each of the last six years on the 1.5-mile track including last year with Christopher Bell. The JGR driver had won two of the three races in the first round of the playoffs and entered with a ton of momentum. Unfortunately, Bell was collected in an opening lap crash in his No. 20 Toyota bringing him home with a 37th place finish in the Kansas…

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SHR Dominates Qualifying For Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio), Will Start 1-2-3-4

TALLADEGA, Ala – Qualifying for Sunday’s 1000Bulbs.com 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) was a lot like Formula One. Most of the teams all start together. For example, in the first round of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series qualifying, the top four speeds were all Stewart-Haas Racing cars. The next four fastest were the four Hendrick Motorsports drivers. Three of the next four were Toyota drivers, two of which belonging to Joe Gibbs Racing. In the final round, it was SHR 1-2-3-4, Hendrick 5-6-7-8, JGR 9-10 and FRR 11th. This was…

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Gragson’s 1st Choice Was To Remain With Toyota But Wasn’t Meant To Be

Toyota lost another developmental driver for the future as Noah Gragson joins a list of talented drivers like Kyle Larson, William Byron, Ryan Preece and others to move from a Toyota ride in the NASCAR ranks to a Chevrolet one. That’s the only problem about so few Toyota teams in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. There’s not a lot of room to move up. For Gragson, he was a Toyota driver starting in last season’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign with Kyle Busch Motorsports. He rattled off four…

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Leavine Family Racing Makes Perfect Move At Perfect Time, Now Pressure Is On Them And DiBenedetto To Perform

Earlier this season, Leavine Family Racing made the decision to end their alliance with Richard Childress Racing for 2019 and beyond. The move was made in order to analyse which manufacturer would give them their best shot at being a more competitive team. From 2011 through 2015, they were with Ford. In 75 races with them, they had just two top five finishes. They also failed to qualify for a race 13 times. In 2016, they switched to Chevrolet power and attempted to qualify for all 36 races of the…

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Joe Gibbs Racing Struggles In Sunday’s South Point 400

Joe Gibbs Racing should have been among the favorites for Sunday’s South Point 400 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. They had three of the top four starters on the 1.5-mile track and were arguably the top team to beat. Unfortunately, all four of their drivers struggled. 

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Joe Gibbs Racing Drivers Ones To Beat Friday Night For Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio)

The Joe Gibbs Racing drivers are the ones to beat for Friday night’s Food City 300 (7:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/PRN/SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) right? Since 2010, JGR drivers have won 12 of the last 16 NASCAR XFINITY Series races at the Bristol (Tenn) Motor Speedway. Why would Friday night’s race change? Kyle Busch won this night race in 2015 and JGR drivers have won five of the next six races since. With how well Busch and Christopher Bell were running on Thursday, would you want to pick against them for Friday night’s…

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