Joe Gibbs remains NASCAR’s power, but other teams find hope

Sports 05/27/19, 10:41

Martin Truex Jr. left no doubt at the Coca-Cola 600 that Joe Gibbs Racing remains the powerhouse team.Still, those chasing JGR have reason to be encouraged for the second half of the NASCAR season. Truex overcame a flat tire after hitting the wall early, then won a four-wide race on the ...

Joe Gibbs says success all about finding the right people

Sports 05/23/19, 17:02

When Joe Gibbs decided to venture off from the NFL and form a race team in 1992 he was scared.Petrified, in fact.Gibbs had won three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, but he was an outsider starting from scratch when it came to stock car racing. And when ...

Stewart, Gibbs, Labonte elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame

Sports 05/22/19, 17:19

Tony Stewart headlined a Joe Gibbs Racing trio that was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday.The three-time Cup Series champion will be inducted alongside car owner Joe Gibbs and former teammate Bobby Labonte. Driver Buddy Baker and mechanic Waddell Wilson were also voted in.Fox announcer and former ...

Rules package still in spotlight as Cup Series hits Kansas

Sports 05/10/19, 17:50

Martin Truex Jr. should know how to get around Kansas Speedway in a hurry.He won both races at the 1 1/2-mile track just west of downtown Kansas City during his 2017 championship season. He has an astonishing eight top-five finishes, more than any other track, his run of success following ...

Truex wins 2nd career Monday NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 16:09

Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was uncertain about how many fingers he should flash for his celebratory photo."Two for the season or three for Dover?" Truex asked.How about one of each?Driver Martin Truex Jr. (19) celebrates with ...

Update: Truex wins NASCAR race at Dover

Sports 05/06/19, 14:27

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race at Dover International Speedway (all times local):3:20 p.m.Martin Truex Jr. has won a Monday race at Dover International Speedway for the second time in his career, pulling away from the field down the stretch to reach victory lane for the second time in ...

Update: 1st wreck takes out Harvick, others at Talladega

Sports 04/28/19, 13:53

The Latest on NASCAR's Cup series race at Talladega Superspeedway (all times local): 2:45 p.m. It didn't take long for the first wreck at Talladega Superspeedway. The first one caught up Stewart-Haas Racing teammates Clint Bowyer and Kevin Harvick. NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon (3) awaits the final round of qualifying for ...

NASCAR penalizes top teams shortly before Talladega race

Sports 04/28/19, 11:48

The four Joe Gibbs Racing cars and both Roush Fenway rides will start at the rear at Talladega Superspeedway.NASCAR announced less than two hours before Sunday's Cup series race that they were among eight penalized for unapproved adjustments.That includes points leader Kyle Busch, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex ...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Sports 04/13/19, 22:12

Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth victory in nine races this season and won for the first time in ...

Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

Sports 04/12/19, 16:32

Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway.The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life, even long before the Virginia native became ...

Column: Gibbs needs to find seat for Bell in the big leagues

Sports 04/08/19, 16:29

Joe Gibbs has too many winning drivers in his organization. It is a good problem to have, but one that has led to increased speculation about his plans to juggle all his talent.The Gibbs organization swept Bristol Motor Speedway last weekend as Christopher Bell won the Xfinity Series race Saturday ...

Elliott earns 1st short track pole with run at Bristol

Sports 04/05/19, 18:07

Chase Elliott earned his first pole on a short track with a fast lap around Bristol Motor Speedway in Friday qualifying.Elliott turned a lap at 131.7132 mph Friday around the bullring to earn the fifth pole of his career. His previous four were at either Daytona or Talladega, the biggest ...

Johnson looking for old Cup result in Texas to end drought

Sports 03/30/19, 13:49

Maybe Jimmie Johnson can do something old at Texas, and get back into Victory Lane."I think the term 'new' is the thing that has hurt us the most this year. We know and acknowledge that what we were trying last year didn't work," Johnson said. "Us trying new things and ...

Update: Kyle Busch ties Petty’s mark with 200th victory

Sports 03/17/19, 17:44

The Latest on the NASCAR race at Fontana (all times local):3:40 p.m.Kyle Busch tied Richard Petty's NASCAR record with his 200th national victory across the three major series Sunday, making an impressive late surge through the field to win the Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway.Busch dominated the first ...

Kyle Busch resumes chase of 200th NASCAR win at Fontana

Sports 03/17/19, 14:06

Kyle Busch is trying to tie Richard Petty's NASCAR record of 200 victories when he hits the track at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.Busch earned his 199th career victory across NASCAR's three major series last week at Phoenix, and the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota driver is in position to match ...

Kyle Busch nears milestone 200th NASCAR victory

Sports 03/11/19, 13:02

Joe Gibbs has spent his career watching Hall of Fame-caliber athletes ply their trades, whether as the Super Bowl-winning coach of the Washington Redskins or the title-winning owner of a race team.In his mind, what separates them from a run-of-the-mill star is an insatiable will to succeed, the kind of ...

Busch Brothers headlining NASCAR’s West Coast swing

Sports 02/28/19, 16:27

The Busch Brothers lead NASCAR into its three-race West Coast swing coming off another set of accomplishments that have established them among the all-time greats of the sport.The Las Vegas natives return home as two of the headliners of NASCAR's young season.Kyle Busch on Thursday finalized a multi-year contract extension ...

Kyle Busch finalizes extension to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing

Sports 02/28/19, 08:11

Kyle Busch has finalized a multi-year extension with Joe Gibbs Racing.Busch said two weeks ago the extension to drive the No. 18 Toyota was nearly completed and he was not a free agent. JGR announced the extension Thursday morning on Twitter.Terms of driver contracts are never released but most top-tier ...

Column: Daytona 500 was action-packed opener NASCAR needed

Sports 02/18/19, 11:46

Jim France told 'em to race and NASCAR's next generation didn't disappoint.The Daytona 500 packed an unforeseen punch that, if nothing else, entertained Sunday's sun-drenched, sold-out crowd at the famed "World Center of Racing." There were a ton of wrecks, especially during the final 20 laps of regulation, which Kyle ...

Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

Football 02/18/19, 02:17

Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing.J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a ...

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