Joe Gibbs Racing: Picking Up Where They Left Off

1993: Bill Clinton had just moved into the White House, email was technology's shiny new toy, and Jeff Gordon was a Winston Cup rookie. That same year, Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing (if you have a few minutes, here are the final laps on youtube). JGR hadn't had a Dayton 500 winning car since: not Bobby Labonte, not Tony Stewart, not Kyle Busch. Denny Hamlin changed that Sunday. Whatever the Great American Race lacked in drama up to that point was more than ...

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The Southern 500 Was A Tape Measure Blast

In a world where a big event seldom lives up to the hype, the Southern 500 at Darlington was blast to the deepest bleachers. "He hit that ball right on the sweet spot of the bat......" The Southern 500 was a driver's race. The contenders had to race their hearts out and the pretenders just got left behind- no blind squirrel winners here. It was interesting to watch line selection throughout the race and the nose-to-tale chasing at break neck speeds. The new, low downforce package is tw ...

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ESPN COMMENTATORS FIRE BACK AT ‘RIGGED’ COMMENTS

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla._ During Tuesday night’s edition of the ESPN commentary show “Pardon the Interruption” host Tony Kornheiser and stand-in co-host Dan LeBatard (of the Miami Herald) stepped out of character and discussed Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s pole run for the Daytona 500. Instead of talking of the popular driver’s first pole at the famed speedway or the effectiveness of the off-season changes at Hendrick Motorsports, the pair opted to discuss whether or not NASCAR h ...

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