Much like last season, Clinton Snead has been busy tuning the Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) Toyota’s through each stop of the NASCAR series while Larry Snead has continued the team’s drag racing adventures in Eastern Tennessee. Each of the two seasons are roughly halfway over, and both teams are looking as strong as ever.
In NASCAR land, JGR has powered its way to 7 victories (plus the season-opening Sprint Unlimited and a Daytona 500 Qualifying race) in just 14 events. This performance has allowed each of their drivers to already qualify for NASCAR’s version of the playoffs, which they call The Chase. In addition, the only other TRD powered car, the #78 Furniture Row Racing team, in the field also picked up a win at Charlotte. As a result of these wins, and consistently good finishes in the other races, Toyota currently leads the NASCAR Manufacturer’s Championship point standings by 22 points over Chevrolet and 74 over Ford.
On the drag racing side of things, Larry has had a pretty spectacular run through the first 10 (of 18) events. Along the way, Larry has had several late-round appearances, though he has yet to break-through for a win. He currently leads the Championship point standings in the the Super Pro class of the DER Bracket Racing Series by 2 rounds over Joey Ramsey and Ian Woods, who are tied for second.
JGR will look to continue it’s success later today at Michigan International Speedway. Larry has a couple of weeks off before heading back to Bristol Dragway June 25th and 26th for DER’s 11th and 12th races of the season.