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Feb 22
Sunday

Matt Crafton solid in substitute role

Matt Crafton, driver of the #18 M&M's Crispy Toyota, races Regan Smith, driver of the #41 Haas Automation Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 57th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Both Crafton and Smith were drafted in late to replace Kyle and Kurt Busch, respectively, following events earlier in the week. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Now that the Daytona 500 is history, and Matt Crafton brought home an 18th-place finish in an emergency relief role for injured Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing will have to turn its attention to the future. Busch suffered a broken right leg and a broken left foot after his No. 54 Toyota slammed nose-first into a concrete wall inside Turn 1 during Saturday’s XFINITY Series race. Unknown at this point is the number of races Busch will miss as he recovers from his injuries. Whether Crafton races again in the No. 18 Toyota as Busch mends, he’s due a vote of thanks from JGR for an excellent effort under exigent circumstances. Crafton flew back down to Daytona on Saturday night and started ... FULL STORY »

Underdogs Still Shine In Daytona 500

2015 NSCS Driver Casey Mears (GEICO) - Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – Even though a core of veteran drivers made up the top-five of the 57th annual Daytona 500, there were still a host of drivers and teams that deserve some credit for their efforts in the ... FULL STORY »

Joe Gibbs’ Statement on Kyle Busch’s Injuries; Answers Questions

2015 NASCAR Team Owner Joe Gibbs - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images JOE GIBBS, team owner, Joe Gibbs Racing Opening Statement: "First of all, I want to say that what really impresses you at a time like this is the NASCAR family. Last night – our drivers are intense competition and all the race ... FULL STORY »

Statement from Joe Gibbs Racing Regarding Injury Status of Kyle Busch

Joe Gibbs Racing Logo Daytona Beach, Florida (Feb. 21, 2015) – Kyle Busch, driver of the No. 54 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR), sustained a compound fracture of the right lower leg in an accident during Saturday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Daytona ... FULL STORY »

Matt Crafton To Replace Injured Kyle Busch For Daytona 500

2015 NASCAR Driver Matt Crafton - Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images Busch Sidelined For Undetermined Period Of Time DAYTONA BEACH, Florida Two-time and defending NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) champion Matt Crafton will replace the injured Kyle Busch in Sunday’s 57th annual Daytona 500. The decision was made by Joe Gibbs Racing ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch To Miss Daytona 500 After Injury Following XFINITY Opener At Daytona

Emergency workers attend to Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster energy Toyota, after he was involved in an on-track incident during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images NASCAR announced shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday night at Daytona International Speedway that Kyle Busch would not compete in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Busch was injured in a Lap 112 incident in the season-opening NASCAR XFINTY Series race, which started when Kyle ... FULL STORY »

Kyle Busch In Distress After Hard Hit At Daytona International Speedway

Kyle Busch, driver of the #54 Monster energy Toyota, Erik Jones, driver of the #20 GameStop/Rock Candy Toyota, Brian Scott, driver of the #2 Shore Lodge Chevrolet, Darrell Wallace Jr., driver of the #6 Ford EcoBoost Ford, Brendan Gaughan, driver of the #62 South Point Chevrolet, and others are involved in a large on-track incident during the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2015 in Daytona Beach, Florida. - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images Kyle Busch, the leading all-time winner in the NASCAR XFINITY Series was injured in a late-race crash Saturday afternoon in the Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Busch was attempting to shove fellow Toyota teammate Erik Jones towards the ... FULL STORY »



2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin (FedEx Express) - Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Final Practice Session Speeds
Posted 02.21.15
Saturday morning at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams had their final practice session for the 57th running of the Daytona 500. And, at the end of the "Happy Hour" session and at the top of the scoring pylon - with a lap speed of 202.106 ...FULL STORY »
2015 NXS Driver Kyle Busch (Monster Energy) - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images
2015 NXS Alert Today Florida 300 First Practice Session Speeds
Posted 02.20.15
Friday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) held their first practice session of the 2015 season, and it was Kyle Busch - with a lap speed of 191.681 MPH - at the top of the speed chart in the Alert Today Florida 300 practice. Justin Marks, with a ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Denny Hamlin on track at Daytona International Speedway in the No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Accident Q&A with Denny Hamlin
Posted 02.18.15
DENNY HAMLIN, No. 11 FedEx Express Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing How aggressive were drivers in practice? "People say in practice that you can't make aggressive moves, but we also have to put ourselves in decent positions where we're going to have to figure out what our car is doing. I went ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Kyle Busch on trackin the No. 18 M&M's Crispy Toyota Camry - Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images
2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Third Practice Session Speeds
Posted 02.18.15
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) teams returned to action Wednesday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, as they practice prior to the Budweiser Duel qualifying races on Thursday -- which will determine the final starting lineup for the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Posting the fastest lap speed of 200.776 MPH in the ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Carl Edwards (Arris) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Carl Edwards 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.18.15
Carl Edwards / No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Preview Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway  No. 19 ARRIS Toyota News and Notes:  Edwards is paired up with championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb for the 2015 season at Joe Gibbs Racing.  Grubb was part of the team that tied with Edwards for the championship in ...FULL STORY »
2014 NCWTS Driver Erik Jones (KBM) - Photo Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images
Erik Jones 2015 NXS Alert Today Florida 300 Race Preview
Posted 02.17.15
Erik Jones / No. 20 GameStop Rock Candy Toyota Camry Preview Alert Today Florida 300 at Daytona International Speedway No. 20 GameStop Rock Candy Toyota Camry News and Notes: • NEW YEAR, NEW FACE: Embarking on their eighth year with Joe Gibbs Racing, GameStop will have Erik Jones as their driver for 10 ...FULL STORY »
Denny Hamlin 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.17.15
Denny Hamlin #11 FedEx Express Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing Race Info: Race: Daytona 500 Date/Time: Feb. 22/1 p.m. ET Distance: 200 laps/500 miles Track Length: 2.5 miles Track Shape: Tri-oval Banking: 31 degrees 2014 Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Express Notes: Sprint Unlimited Recap: Hamlin finished 19th in Saturday night’s Sprint Unlimited at Daytona. The defending race winner was collected in a Lap ...FULL STORY »
2015 NSCS Driver Matt Kenseth (Dollar General) - Photo Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Matt Kenseth 2015 NSCS Daytona 500 Race Preview
Posted 02.16.15
Matt Kenseth / No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Preview DAYTONA 500 at Daytona International Speedway No. 20 Dollar General Toyota News and Notes: TWO-TIME LOOKING FOR THREE:  Two-time Daytona 500 Champion, Matt Kenseth returns to the 2.5-mile superspeedway as one of only 11 drivers in NASCAR history who have won this prestigious race ...FULL STORY »
Cody Coughlin
JGR Development Driver Impresses All in First Trip to Daytona
Posted 02.16.15
(DAYTONA BEACH, FL - February 15, 2015) - To start on the front row, lead laps, have a shot to win in the waning moments and finish in the top-five is a good day for any driver at Daytona Int'l Raceway. Do that as a rookie though and ...FULL STORY »


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