Team Orders? Not At Joe Gibbs Racing!

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wouldn't have done it to Jimmie Johnson, though I'd suspect Johnson would to Junior. All bets would be off if SHR's Kevin Harvick and Tony Stewart were battling 1-2 on the final lap. As the final lap played at the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond, the question racing through our minds was "Will he or won't he?" Carl Edwards knocked teammate and leader Kyle Busch loose, and took the checkered flag. This is one reason why NASCAR has it over Formula One (see Rubens Barrichell ...

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How Do You Spell Dominance? B-u-s-c-h

Dang, son! Kyle Busch has done it again. I can remember him doing some pretty impressive stuff in his first year with Joe Gibb Racing (2008), but he continues to top that. Regardless of what you may think of his personality- and I'll admit he's grown on me (fan's confession)- you can't deny Kyle Busch knows how to win. Dare I say it? Kyle Busch is a racer's racer. I truly believe the man could win in a wooden go-kart right now. Fellow fan, this is not easy to do. Week after week, the 30-y ...

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Fantasy Takes Hard Blow From Reality In Stewart-Haas Switch

In our neatly constructed dream sports worlds, things never change. Lebron James never leaves the Cavs. Brett Favre retires a Packer. Peyton Manning brings a second Lombardi trophy to Indy before he retires. Most of all, Tony Stewart, a man perceived as synonymous with Chevrolet, never, ever associates with a.........Ford! Given the reaction of fans throughout NASCAR Nation, you would have thought Coach K was announcing he was leaving Duke to go coach at UNC when it was announced that Stewar ...

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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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Adversity & Obstacles Have Made Kyle Busch A Better Champion

With age comes appreciation. With maturity comes perspective. At age 30, Kyle Busch is an entirely different first-time champion than he would have been had he ridden the tidal wave he was at the crest of when he took the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series by storm in the summer of 2008. The Kyle Busch of 2015 vintage knows now what it means to overcome adversity, and that not of his own making. He has seen a glimpse of an uncertain future in racing, and what it is like to rigorously train just for ...

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