Hamlin Salutes JD Gibbs In Victory

  "Dad, I think we ought to sign this guy." These words launched a career that produced a third place finish in the driver's rookie season, top ten finishes in the season standings six more times- including a runner-up finish to Jimmie Johnson in 2010. Denny Hamlin has also earned 25 victories, none more sweet than his victory Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. The win comes on the heels of the announcement that J.D. Gibbs- the man who convinced father Joe to give the Chesterfield, Vir ...

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EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT KYLE BUSCH WELL

 You hear coaches say you learn more from failure than you learn from success. Put another way, it is said in racing that to win a championship, you must first lose one. It wasn’t too many years ago, Kyle Busch was reeling off wins, smashing guitar trophies, talking smack to Dale Jr., and making friends and enemies in equal numbers. Then, adversity showed up; Busch got busted for tangling with the opposition, he got parked by NASCAR and the burning Busch probably came a little c ...

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ROGERS ADMITS FRUSTRATION, REFUSES TO BE RATTLED

BRISTOL, TENN._ To say Joe Gibbs Racing is not where they would like to be four races into the 2010 Sprint Cup season is a fairly safe assumption. In particular, Kyle Busch’s season has yet to live up to expectations. The No. 18 team has yet to finish in the top-10, is 15th in the standings and failed to break into the top-20 in any of the practice sessions this weekend in Bristol. A three time winner at the ‘World’s Fastest Half-Mile,’ Busch and crew chief Dave Rogers we ...

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WHO IS DAVE ROGERS?

A quick personal note: My editor sent me an e-mail asking me to do a story on Dave Rogers. Normally I have a decent memory, but I had to go back to my e-mail twice to remember the name Dave Rogers. Then, like many of you, I asked the same question. Who in the blue hell is Dave Rogers? Turns out he might be the most important person in Kyle Busch’s career. And he was a focal point in one of racing’s biggest scandals last year. Dave Rogers will take over as Busch’s crew chief ...

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