Please note that unauthorised reproduction or translation of any content including words, data, information, photos, videos and any other intellectual property published on this page and any other copyrighted content published on Autosport. Jones will join Joe Gibbs Racing after two years of full-time Xfinity Series competition at Richard Childress Racing. We believe their experience and ability to work together will really help the development of our young drivers and help our veterans compete for wins each weekend. He is also shown to be a great representative to our partners and we believe he is at the beginning of a long and successful career. Also on-board to run some of the events is with at least 10 races on his schedule in 2018.
At least having everybody in place, knowing Chris Gayle and knowing the Cup Series one year better than I did last is definitely an advantage. But in a world where race victories and stage wins mean the most, consistency only gets a driver so far. Both are poised to have breakout seasons. Despite not finding victory lane, Jones scored more top five finishes than six playoff drivers. Stages 1 and 2 were both won by 17-Stenhouse, Jr. That honor went to Martin Truex Jr.
We kind of started out the season a little bit on the slower side, if you will, last year with our new car. It's probably too late to turn back now anyway. Suarez will be paired with crew chief Scott Graves for the third straight season, second straight in the Cup Series. Having Chris Gabehart and Eric Phillips back gives us proven winners atop each pit box. So, let me entertain you and everything will be fine. The continued pairing will be crucial in helping continue their success. Jones, 21, currently drives the No.
Tilton Getty Images Hamlin has come heartbreakingly close to winning a championship on multiple occasions, but sealing the deal has been a tall task. The biggest question will be if his team has caught up to Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Preece, Joe Gibbs Racing No. Suarez had a respectable rookie season and finished second in the rookie of the year standings. There's no Racing News down here. Pole winner 9-Elliott, was caught in the big one and finished 34th.
Also, three different angles from in-car cameras and a track map tracked the driver's position and changes throughout the field. Joining Bell fulltime next season will be Brandon Jones behind the wheel of the No. Baby Jessica, it appears you've fallen into the well. But before Martin and Cole depart for a new endeavor we still have two races remaining, and hopefully we will be celebrating another championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Sure, all four drivers were multiple race winners and Joe Gibbs Racing is, without a doubt, the top team in the sport right now, but negotiations could still fall through with one of the current drivers. He ran three events in 2017, scoring his first series victory at Iowa Speedway.
Hopefully we can start out our year this year a little stronger than we did last year. He has three starts, so far, this year, including his first-career win at Iowa Speedway. Daniel Suarez looks to build on his rookie campaign. Raceway in 2016, his final season. Key question s : Can Jones and Suarez break into Victory Lane for the first time? Will Kyle Busch make it back to the Championship 4 this season? He also enjoyed success in Super Late Models, winning prestigious races at New Smyrna Speedway, South Alabama Speedway and Southern National Motorsports Park. He has made the most of every opportunity from winning the championship in the Xfinity Series to making the jump into the Cup Series for us.
The big one came on lap 55 after 24-Byron checked up and 2-Keselowski backed off. Homestead-Miami Speedway is a track located in. Since that time, he earned his first victory in the series at Kansas Speedway on October 21. They obviously have developed a chemistry that has led to tremendous success, including a championship. The goal is not to focus on the tool, but what can be done with the tools and the pride and memories it evokes in each person.
He was involved in several accidents throughout the race and finished 17th. The race took two Overtime attempts to complete. Dave Burns, , and Kelli Stavast reported from pit lane during the race. A list of team previews already published is at the bottom of this story. Eric Phillips will be crew chief. With Kenseth leaving Roush Fenway at the end of 2012, Mike chose to stay and work with Sprint Cup rookie, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
They both make us stronger as an organization. Here is what Furniture Row Racing team owner Barney Visser had to say about his appreciation for Truex Jr. What if a sponsor decides to go in a different direction, like maybe trade a current driver for the next young thing, i. The average speed of the race was: 130. And Tony Stewart won at Sonoma Calif. Kenseth insisted he has nothing in place for next year yet.
It hasn't been a good year at all, not nearly up to my standards or my team's standards. There were 25 lead changes among 16 drivers and 10 cautions for 46 yellow flag laps. The surprise retirement announcement from Carl Edwards in January meant that Suarez would be taking over the No. If this team can stay within striking distance of Truex like a season ago, Busch has a real chance at another championship. Furniture Row Racing Toyota 267 35 3 12 4 Kevin Harvick Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 34 4 2 18 Kyle Busch Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 33 5 4 2 Brad Keselowski Team Penske Ford 267 34 6 17 6 Matt Kenseth Roush Fenway Racing Ford 267 31 7 14 9 Chase Elliott Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 30 8 26 14 Clint Bowyer Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 30 9 10 10 Aric Almirola Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 38 10 6 41 Kurt Busch Stewart-Haas Racing Ford 267 32 11 16 3 Austin Dillon Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 26 12 1 11 Denny Hamlin Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 267 33 13 11 42 Kyle Larson Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 267 43 14 19 48 Jimmie Johnson Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet 267 25 15 8 31 Ryan Newman Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 267 22 16 9 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. We have a great deal of confidence in his abilities to do just that. When a number of circumstances made it clear over the past few weeks that a second year for the 77 car was probably not viable at this time for Erik, we all agreed that we wanted to keep him in the Toyota racing family and felt it was the right time to make this transition.