Skip to main content

Toyota, TRD Paying Dividends for Teams Behind the Scenes

ToyotaSALISBURY, N.C. (Kenny Bruce)– If Toyota teams appear to be winning most of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races these days — and the latest numbers support such a belief — perhaps part of the reason for that success can be traced from the race tracks to the team shops to here.

Here being Toyota Racing Development, or TRD, one of two such venues where the focus is on just that and nothing more. Toyotas. Racing. And development.Read More

Race Report: Charlotte

Denny Hamlin led Joe Gibbs Racing with a fourth-place finish in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. All four JGR teams spent a majority of the night racing inside the top ten although only Matt Kenseth would manage to join Hamlin in such a position taking the checkered flag in seventh, while two pit road speeding penalties resulted in an 18th-place finish for Carl Edwards and a late-race accident left Kyle Busch in 33rd.Read More

All-Star Origins: JGR’s Dominance Began Last May

Since #11-Denny Hamlin won the 2015 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Joe Gibbs Racing has been the most dominant team in NASCAR, capturing the checkered flag in 19 of the 36 points races (52.7%). #18-Kyle Busch leads the four-driver contingent with eight wins, followed by #20-Matt Kenseth’s five. #19-Carl Edwards has four victories, while Hamlin owns two. Additionally, JGR has won all of the marquee events on the NASCAR schedule since then: Coca-Cola 600 (Edwards), Brickyard 400 (Busch), Bojangles Southern 500 (Edwards), Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship race (Busch) and Daytona 500 (Hamlin).(Jayski’s 5-20-2016)

Matt Kenseth Wins at Dover!

Matt Kenseth punched his ticket to the Chase with a victory in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ AAA 400 at Dover International Speedway.

Kenseth’s victory means all four Joe Gibbs Racing teams have essentially earned their spot in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series just 12 weeks into the season. In fact, JGR has won six of the last seven NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race and has captured an incredible seven of the first 12 point races of the season as well as eight of 13 events overall (Denny Hamlin also won the season opening Sprint Unlimited all-star race in Daytona). The win was the 135th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory for Joe Gibbs Racing, tying the organization with Roush Fenway Racing for third-most wins in NSCS history.Read More

Kyle Busch Wins Kansas

Kyle Busch captured his third win of the season in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Go Bowling 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was a strong night across Joe Gibbs Racing with all four cars showing speed. Matt Kenseth earned a fourth-place finish, while Carl Edwards rebounded from being two laps down at one point to finish 11th and a late-race accident left Denny Hamlin back in 37th.

Busch started the No. 18 M&M’S Red Nose Day Toyota from the sixth position and was strong from the drop of the green flag as he raced his way into the top five. He would take his first lead of the day during a round of pit stops when crew chief Adam Stevens made the call for a two-tire stop on lap 26. Busch led the next 32 laps and he would race primarily inside the top five the remainder of the night. He would regain the lead with 37 laps remaining and held it through a couple of late restarts including the final one with 19 laps remaining. He would manage to hold that top spot through the restart and all the way to the finish despite pressure from the 4 car. The win was Busch’s third of the season and his first ever at Kansas Speedway.Read More

Race Report: Talladega

It was a battle for survival in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway.

When it was over Kyle Busch was the only Joe Gibbs Racing to survive without major damage. He would lead the four-car team with a second-place finish, while separate accidents collected Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards at various times resulting in finishes of 23rd, 31st, and 35th respectively.Read More

Carl Edwards Wins at Richmond!

It was another strong day for Joe Gibbs Racing with teammates battling it out for the win down to the final lap before Carl Edwards managed to edge Kyle Busch for the win in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Toyota Owner’s 400 at Richmond International Raceway.

It was back-to-back wins for Edwards who won a week ago at Bristol Motor Speedway. Meanwhile Busch held on to finish second. Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth both joined their teammates in the top ten with sixth and seventh-place finishes respectively despite each having to overcome adversity in the first half of the race.Read More

Carl Edwards Wins Bristol

13048108_10153778361607946_1080919636623005134_oCarl Edwards dominated from start to finish and picked up his first win of the season in today’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Edwards led a race-high 276 laps today after starting from the pole.

Meanwhile it was a day of frustration for his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates who battled through several setbacks including a series of blown right front tires. When it was over Hamlin would be scored 20th, while Kenseth was 36th and Busch 38th.Read More

Kyle Busch Sweeps Texas!

Kyle Busch swept back to back weekends with a win in tonight’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The race was delayed nearly two hours by rain but once it started Carl Edwards proved to have the dominate car early leading 124 laps. He would have to battle back from a loose wheel at the end to finish seventh. A loose wheel would also impact Matt Kenseth, who lost a certain top ten finish but still managed to take the checkered flag in 11th. Denny Hamlin also raced inside the top ten much of the night before finishing 12th.Read More