Sport Clips Racing is excited to enter its eighth season (2016) as a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Denny Hamlin.
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today its crew chief lineup for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series.
Denny Hamlin’s team was credited with having the best pit crew, based on a vote among fellow crew members at PitTalks.com. Kurt Busch received those honors when crew chiefs were polled, however. In either case, it is difficult to argue that the No. 11 and 41 teams consistently produced when it was crunch time.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin will have new crew chiefs next year, according to NBC’s Daniel McFadin. Edwards will work with Dave Rogers with Mike Wheeler returning to Hamlin’s team.
According to Motorsport.com, Darian Grubb will no longer oversee the No. 19 Arris/Stanley Tools Toyota driven by Carl Edwards.
A strong surge at the end of the regular season and beginning of the Chase was marred by an accident at Talladega SuperSpeedway and fuel pickup problems at Texas Motor Speedway. Otherwise, from mid-August until November, Hamlin finished sixth or better in nine of 11 races.
Jeb Burton incurred the most speeding penalties in 2015, according to NBC Sports’ Dustin Long. He was nabbed for speeding eight times. Denny Hamlin was the second most penalized driver in that regard with seven speeding penalties.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 FedEx Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, had successful surgery on his right knee this afternoon.
Denny Hamlin (#11 FedEx Ground Toyota Camry) finished 10th in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Denny Hamlin had a Wiggins clamp fail on his Toyota early in the race, which allowed gear oil to escape. He spent three laps in the garage making repairs, but a rash of early cautions put him back on the lead lap and allowed him to finish 10th in the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Denny Hamlin posted a lap of 176.655 mph and will start the Ford EcoBoost 400 from the pole on Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Denny Hamlin’s short, flat track mojo is returning in 2015. He finished eighth in the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500, which is his fourth straight top-10 on this track type.
Denny Hamlin completed a sweep of the top five at Martinsville Speedway with a third-place finish in the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500. It came on the heels of his victory this spring in the STP 500.
A broken escape hatch derailed Denny Hamlin’s effort to advance to the next round of the Chase. He unofficially finished four laps off the pace in 37th and dropped from second in the points’ to 10th in the standings.