Between his prowess and strong Toyota power, Suarez has all the potential to notch his first career win and become the first Mexican-born driver to win a Monster Energy Series race. Ryan Preece will drive a partial schedule. Crew chief Cole Pearn will also make the move from Furniture Row Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing with Truex Jr. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Joe Gibbs Racing declined comment on the reported hiring of Truex Jr.
The RaceView® trademark is owned by Turner Sports, Inc. Suarez will be paired with crew chief Scott Graves for the third straight season, second straight in the Cup Series. Tilton Getty Images Coming off a stellar five-win season, Busch hopes for more of the same in 2018. We look forward to hearing about his plans going forward and know he continues to have a bright future in our sport. Follow Auto Racing Daily on Twitter or like Auto Racing Daily on Facebook. 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. One such crazy one leads to the suggestion that teammate Brad Keselowski actually drives for Joe Gibbs Racing — really. Hopefully we can start out our year this year a little stronger than we did last year. However, he was passed by Truex Jr. Switch has been named the primary sponsor for all three spring races with Gragson.
Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. He was crowned the 2013 season champion. If all four Gibbs drivers do make the playoffs and at least one is in the Championship 4, it will be a huge year for the team this season. In their time together, Truex Jr. Related: Gibbs and Hamlin making the playoffs are expected, but Alexander went out on a limb by predicting Jones and Suarez will both make the playoffs. He ran three events in 2017, scoring his first series victory at Iowa Speedway. As the 2013 Chase began, Calinoff announced that he would not return to Roush Fenway.
While no one has come right out and stated that they believe in this insane conspiracy theory, the idea that Keselowski would intentionally spin out Suarez points to the idea that they actually believe this. The organization will also continue to field a third entry, which will see their Cup drivers split time behind the wheel. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site. He is an exciting driver that has already proven to have the ability to compete at the highest level of our sport. Jones, 21, currently drives the No. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the.
There are rumors that Joe Gibbs Racing will form a technical alliance with another team since their technical alliance with Furniture Row Racing will naturally end once Furniture Row Racing shut down and they are set to become the lone Toyota team with at least one full-time driver. With Kenseth leaving Roush Fenway at the end of 2012, Mike chose to stay and work with Sprint Cup rookie, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. A trip to the Championship 4 would be overachieving, advancing to the Round of 8 seems realistic and a first round exit would be a big disappointment. Like a mummy at night fightin' with bright lightnin'. We look forward to watching his continued progress in the sport. The continued pairing will be crucial in helping continue their success. 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.
However, earlier this year, y announced it would leave the team at the end of the 2018 season. Since that time, he earned his first victory in the Series at Kansas Speedway on October 21. Key question s : Can Jones and Suarez break into Victory Lane for the first time? We have a great deal of confidence in his abilities to do just that. According to a Joe Gibbs Racing statement, Kenseth will not be back with the organization following the 2017 season. Daniel Suarez looks to build on his rookie campaign. Suarez had a respectable rookie season and finished second in the rookie of the year standings.
We have a great deal of respect for him and we are working hard to get the 20 team into the playoffs to make a run for the championship. Suarez recorded his career-best third-place finish at Watkins Glen in 2017, so breaking into Victory Lane could very well come on a road course. They both barely missed out a season ago, and they are looking for their first wins of their careers. He has three starts, so far, this year, including his first-career win at Iowa Speedway. Baby Jessica, it appears you've fallen into the well. Busch needed to have a clean restart and 15 more good laps — something he has had many times throughout the course of his career — to clinch the championship. The bottom line is that no, Brad Keselowski spinning Daniel Suarez was not a plan to help teammate Joey Logano win the 2018 Cup Series championship.
The biggest question will be if his team has caught up to Martin Truex Jr. Right now, that is foremost on my mind as it is with the entire team. A chain reaction sends Daniel Suarez spinning, completely changing this championship race. Erik Jones makes the move from Furniture Row Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018. With 20 laps remaining in the 2018 Cup Series season finale, the , at Homestead-Miami Speedway, three of the Championship 4 drivers had made what they had initially planned would be their final pit stops of the race.
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. Next up: Furniture Row Racing on Feb. I strongly believe that all of our people have enhanced their careers by working at Furniture Row Racing. While Logano went on to win the race and thus the championship, it was Busch who was in a great position to do so as a result of the final caution flag period — and it was actually Truex Jr. If they do form a technical alliance with another team,. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.