Ty Gibbs declines to discuss sudden death of his fatherDecember 2, 2022 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ty Gibbs on Thursday declined to discuss the death of his father, which occurred just hours after the young NASCAR driver won the Xfinity Series championship last month.
Ty Gibbs promoted to replace Kyle Busch in JGR’s Cup carNovember 15, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ty Gibbs was promoted to NASCAR's top Cup series on Tuesday in an expected announcement that was void of any celebration as Joe Gibbs Racing continues to mourn the loss of Gibbs' father.
Column: Bittersweet win for Logano as Gibbs family mournsNovember 7, 2022 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Joey Logano began his career at Joe Gibbs Racing, which signed him to a driver development deal when he was 15, and then put “Sliced Bread” in a NASCAR national series race seven days after his 18th birthday.
JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, dies hours after son wins titleNovember 7, 2022 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship. He was 49.
Bell finishes 10th at Phoenix following Coy Gibbs’ deathNovember 7, 2022 GMT
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — As Christopher Bell was about to leave for driver introductions, he still wasn't sure if he would even race in the NASCAR Cup Series finale.
Bell and his Joe Gibbs Racing teammates learned a few hours earlier that team vice chairman Coy Gibbs, son of NFL and NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs, had died in his sleep at age 49.
Gibbs faces consequences for wrecking way into title raceNovember 3, 2022 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Ty Gibbs knew his teammate had to win the final regular-season race to qualify for the Xfinity Series championship.
And yet Gibbs still spun Brandon Jones out of the lead on the final lap last week at Martinsville Speedway as Gibbs picked up his sixth win of the season.
AUTO RACING: NASCAR to crown three champions at PhoenixNovember 2, 2022 GMT
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Ty Gibbs wrecks teammate to race into Xfinity championshipOctober 29, 2022 GMT
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Gibbs wrecked teammate Brandon Jones out of the lead in the third overtime of Saturday's Xfinity Series in a controversial victory that had the Martinsville Speedway crowd booing Gibbs.
Under Dan Snyder, Washington sank from NFL elite to also-ranOctober 25, 2022 GMT
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Super Bowl-winning defensive end Fred Stokes remembers what he heard from other players in 1989 when he left the Los Angeles Rams as a free agent to join the NFL team based in the nation’s capital.
Bell wins Charlotte as champion Larson bumped from playoffsOctober 9, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It was a race of desperation.
For Christopher Bell, who had to win Sunday to stave off elimination from NASCAR's playoffs.
For reigning NASCAR champion Kyle Larson, who hit the wall and suddenly found his chances of racing for a second consecutive Cup title in serious jeopardy.
Trackhouse heads into 100th start in championship contentionOctober 8, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The first racing book Justin Marks ever read was called “The Unfair Advantage,” written during a one-year sabbatical by the late Mark Donohue about his boss Roger Penske.
Marks grew up in admiration of Penske, Rick Hendrick and Joe Gibbs, the top owners in American motorsports.
Column: ‘We need to fix it’ safety concerns dogging NASCAROctober 3, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s beleaguered new car somehow made it out of Talladega Superspeedway in the cleanest race yet of this year’s playoffs.
It did little to quell the safety concerns surrounding the Next Gen car that debuted this season.
Tumultuous, tiring start to NASCAR’s round of 12 at TexasSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Chase Elliott was leading at Texas when a right rear tire issue led to hard contact with the wall and a fiery finish to his day, knocking him from the top of the playoff standings.
Bell close to home in Texas for start of NASCAR round of 12September 24, 2022 GMT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Christopher Bell has been one of the most consistent drivers in NASCAR’s playoffs this season, and now gets to start the next round close to home.
None of the playoff contenders won any of the three races that opened this postseason, a first for any round since the current format for determining the Cup champion began in 2014.
McLaren hires Barnhart, considering Kyle Busch for Indy 500September 22, 2022 GMT
The head of McLaren Racing held a town hall Thursday at its IndyCar shop to introduce new hire Brian Barnhart and quell any concerns over this week's sudden departure of the team president.
Zak Brown did not give a title for Barnhart, an industry veteran who spent the past season as strategist for Alexander Rossi at Andretti Autosport.
Column: Childress gets last laugh in snatching Kyle BuschSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch pulled into the Bristol Motor Speedway garage with a blown engine, effectively ending his storied tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing at 15 seasons.
Sure, there’s still seven races remaining before Busch turns in the keys to the No.
Busch leaving Gibbs, Toyota to drive for Childress in 2023September 13, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch will move to Richard Childress Racing next season, ending a 15-year career with Joe Gibbs Racing because the team could not come to terms with NASCAR's only active multiple Cup champion.
Kyle Busch chases title while pondering Cup Series futureSeptember 10, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Perhaps the strangest part of Kyle Busch’s present contract situation, which remains very much up in the air heading into Kansas Speedway, may not be the fact that the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion doesn’t have a ride for next season.
Kyle Busch still seeking on-track success, job for 2023September 9, 2022 GMT
It didn't seem much could still go wrong this year for Kyle Busch until his engine blew with 22 laps remaining in NASCAR's opening playoff race.
Busch had dominated at Darlington Raceway and led a race-high 155 laps for what should have been a much needed victory.
NASCAR’s wild regular season rolls over into playoffsSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Buckle up your five-point harness. Looks like NASCAR's playoffs will be just as wild and unpredictable as its regular season.
That came into sharp focus at Darlington Raceway where Erik Jones became the first-ever non-playoff racer to take the postseason opener in the Southern 500 on Sunday night — one week after the cutoff for playoff qualifying.
Jones holds off ex-JGR teammate Hamlin to win at DarlingtonSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Erik Jones gave the No. 43 car a landmark 200th victory — along with maybe a few regrets to his old employers at Joe Gibbs Racing.
Jones moved in front when JGR star Kyle Busch blew an engine, then outraced another former Gibbs colleague in Denny Hamlin over the final 31 laps to win the Southern 500 on Sunday night.
Sore Hamlin to miss Xfinity event at Darlington RacewayAugust 31, 2022 GMT
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is still sore from last week's late wreck at Daytona and won't race, as planned, in the Xfinity Series event at Darlington Raceway on Saturday.
Hamlin will be full go for the Southern 500 on Sunday, the start of the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs.
Injured Kurt Busch to miss start of NASCAR playoffsAugust 25, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss the start of NASCAR's playoffs with concussion-like symptoms that have sidelined him six for weeks, meaning two spots in the 16-driver field will be open Saturday night in the regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway.
Innovative coach Don Coryell picked as HOF finalistAugust 24, 2022 GMT
Innovative offensive coach Don Coryell, who helped usher in the modern passing game to the NFL, was picked as a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2023.
The former Chargers and Cardinals coach was announced Wednesday as the candidate from a group of 12 coaches and contributors.
Team Penske extends Joey Logano’s contract for No. 22 FordAugust 24, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Team Penske signed Joey Logano on Wednesday to a long-term contract extension that locks down both the 2018 NASCAR champion and teammate Ryan Blaney for the next several years.
Kurt Busch to miss final 2 races of NASCAR’s regular seasonAugust 18, 2022 GMT
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch said Thursday he’ll miss the final two races of NASCAR’s regular season, bringing it to six races the 2004 champion has been sidelined with concussion-like symptoms.
Ridder leads Falcons to late victory over Lions 27-23August 13, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — Rookie quarterback Desmond Ridder threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Jared Bernhardt with 1:30 left to give the Atlanta Falcons a 27-23 win over the Detroit Lions on Friday.
The Lions took a 23-20 lead on Riley Patterson's 28-yard field goal with 5:57 to play, then forced Atlanta into a three-and-out.
Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, gets 5th Xfinity win of ’22August 6, 2022 GMT
BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series-high fifth race this year and ninth of his two-year career Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
The 19-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, in the No.
Kyle Busch open to racing ‘for under my market value’ in ’23July 30, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch started his Saturday by joining past winners at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a class photo on the Yard of Bricks.
He was seated next to Arie Luyendyk, in front of Marcus Ericsson, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves — a combined eight Indy 500 titles flanking NASCAR's only active driver with multiple Cup championships.
Kurt Busch to miss Indy with concussion-like symptomsJuly 27, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kurt Busch will miss Sunday's NASCAR race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with concussion-like symptoms and be replaced again by Ty Gibbs in the Toyota for 23XI Racing.
The team said Wednesday that Busch has not been cleared to race for a second consecutive week.
Column: NASCAR and IndyCar speed into shared Indy weekendJuly 26, 2022 GMT
Denny Hamlin ate dinner next to the winning Pocono Raceway trophy, opened the celebratory champagne awarded to the victor and enjoyed a glass with his meal.
JGR accepts penalties given to Hamlin, Busch, apologizesJuly 25, 2022 GMT
NASCAR warned its teams it was serious about stamping out a culture of cheating that stretched back to its roots and let illegitimate race winners often walk away unscathed with nothing worse than a fine or a few docked points for the team.
Elliott won’t celebrate gifted Pocono win after Hamlin DQJuly 25, 2022 GMT
Chase Elliott left Pocono Raceway as a third-place finisher and learned when he landed home in Georgia that he had been declared the race winner.
Elliott given Pocono win after Hamlin, Busch disqualifiedJuly 25, 2022 GMT
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — The siren at the Dawsonville, Georgia, pool hall that sounds whenever Chase Elliott wins a race did indeed go off Sunday night without the hometown star ever leading a lap at Pocono Raceway.
Busch gets antsy for contract resolution with Gibbs, ToyotaJuly 23, 2022 GMT
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Busch pulled a yellow M&M’s polo over another shirt before he walked onto the stage to celebrate o ne more victory as a team owner in the NASCAR Truck Series.
Bell win at New Hampshire dimmed at JGR by Truex, Busch woesJuly 18, 2022 GMT
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Gibbs had a New Hampshire race victory to celebrate — and a future dinner to fill his belly courtesy of the 21-pound lobster awarded to winner Christopher Bell — but some things still didn't feel right to the Hall of Fame team owner.
Gibbs ‘surprised’ team hasn’t signed 2-time Cup champ BuschJuly 18, 2022 GMT
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Joe Gibbs said he's surprised his eponymous race team has yet to sign two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Busch to a contract for 2023.
Busch faced an uncertain future after M&M Mars announced it would pull its marketing spend at the end of this season.
Reddick’s jump to 23XI a start for NASCAR driver shufflingJuly 16, 2022 GMT
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Tyler Reddick can add Michael Jordan to his contacts list. Reddick made the surprise jump -- his current Richard Childress Racing team bellyached it’s an ill-timed one -- to join Denny Hamlin and Jordan’s 22XI Racing in 2024.
At last, first: Truex wins 1st pole for Joe Gibbs RacingJuly 16, 2022 GMT
LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. won a pole for the first time in his three-plus seasons with Joe Gibbs Racing and will lead a Toyota-heavy top five to green at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Truex turned a lap of 127.113 mph on Saturday and won his 20th career pole -- the previous 19 were won with other teams, including a career-best five with defunct Furniture Row Racing in 2016.
Competitive Matt Kenseth still chasing wins, makes SRX debutJuly 8, 2022 GMT
Matt Kenseth wasn't sure he was ready to retire from NASCAR competition the first time in 2017, when his seat was given to a younger driver.
Kenseth was still winning races when he stepped away as a two-time Daytona 500 winner and the 2003 Cup champion.
Halfway through season, Kyle Busch still awaiting contractJuly 8, 2022 GMT
Kyle Busch doesn't know what he will be driving next year as he hits the halfway point of the NASCAR season.
It doesn't necessarily mean that Busch won't be driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. But he heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway for Sunday's race in a contract year and waiting to see if JGR can find the sponsorship money to keep the two-time Cup Series champion.
Gibbs passes Larson late, wins Xfinity race at Road AmericaJuly 2, 2022 GMT
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Ty Gibbs already has won plenty in his young racing career, but the level of competition made the 19-year-old’s latest victory particularly special.
Gibbs overtook NASCAR Cup Series champion Kyle Larson on the final lap of overtime Saturday at Road America for his fourth Xfinity Series victory of the season.
Chase Elliott needs nearly 7 hours to win at NashvilleJune 27, 2022 GMT
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Chase Elliott salvaged a crummy day for Hendrick Motorsports and interrupted a potential Toyota rout by winning the rain-drenched race at Nashville Superspeedway on Sunday night.
Hamlin to lead field to green at hot Nashville SuperspeedwayJune 25, 2022 GMT
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Denny Hamlin will lead the field to green at Nashville Superspeedway while debuting a heat-combating device for the first time in his career.
The Sunday forecast calls for temperatures in the high 90s, which would raise the heat inside the race car closer to 125 degrees.
Truex Jr. tells Joe Gibbs Racing he’s returning in 2023June 25, 2022 GMT
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — It took Martin Truex Jr. only seven words to end the season-long speculation about his future in NASCAR.
“I’m back in the 19 next year,” Truex said at Nashville Superspeedway.
Coca-Cola 600 long, unpredictable and immensely entertainingMay 30, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — The Coca-Cola 600 was many things — excruciatingly long, wildly unpredictable and perhaps above all else, immensely entertaining.
Hamlin holds off Busch in OT in wild Coca-Cola 600May 30, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — This was the one race Denny Hamlin has been dreaming about.
Hamlin finally got the win he has coveted for the last 17 years, holding off Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in overtime Sunday night to win the longest — and perhaps wildest — Coca-Cola 600 in history.
Hamlin takes pole for Coca-Cola 600; Larson starts in backMay 29, 2022 GMT
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — If Kyle Larson hopes to repeat as Coca-Cola 600 champion, he’ll have to do so starting from the back of the field — and chase down some Toyotas along the way.
Denny Hamlin will start on the pole Sunday for NASCAR’s longest race while Larson, the defending Cup Series champion, will begin 36th after crashing in practice.
Bell earns third Cup Series pole of season at steamy KansasMay 14, 2022 GMT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Christopher Bell qualified on the pole for Sunday's race at Kansas Speedway, topping the time set by Tyler Reddick earlier in the session and grabbing his third pole of the NASCAR Cup Series season for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Chase Elliott wins at Dover to snap 26-race winless streakMay 2, 2022 GMT
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Chase Elliott had a front-row seat for the Hendrick Motorsports trophy celebrations and photo shoots and all the kitschy social media posts created as one by one — and as his three teammates won, and won and won again — they all brought home checkered flags.
Hamlin sent to sensitivity training after “Family Guy” tweetApril 26, 2022 GMT
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Tuesday ordered Denny Hamlin to begin sensitivity training this week after he posted an anti-Asian meme from the television comedy “Family Guy” to criticize Kyle Larson's driving on the last lap at Talladega Superspeedway over the weekend.
Christopher Bell leads Toyota lockout of Talladega front rowApril 23, 2022 GMT
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Christopher Bell won the pole at Talladega Superspeedway by turning the fastest lap as the final driver to qualify on Saturday.
Bell bumped his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Martin Truex Jr.
Busch uncertain about future during JGR sponsorship searchApril 23, 2022 GMT
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The only active multiple champion at NASCAR's top level has no idea where he'll be driving next year. But if it's not in the Cup Series, Kyle Busch can land a ride with his 6-year-old son.
Logano watches Ty Gibbs scrap with veteran bemusementApril 12, 2022 GMT
Joey Logano has had his share of conflict during a career that began with his appointment as “Sliced Bread” upon arrival.
He was 18 and overhyped, evidenced by a nickname that likened him to the “greatest thing since ...
Jones overtakes Gibbs at Martinsville; pit-road fight ensuesApril 9, 2022 GMT
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brandon Jones overtook Ty Gibbs on the last lap of a two-lap sprint to the finish and won at Martinsville Speedway on Friday night for his fifth career victory, and one that set off a brawl on pit road when it was over.