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During the press conference to introduce Matt Kenseth as Joe Gibbs Racing’s new driver, J.D. Gibbs explained what they had planned to do with Joey Logano, had they kept him, and what they want to do with the Nationwide Series teams in 2013.
When they began talking to Kenseth, the plan was to put Logano down into the Nationwide Series full time with a couple of Sprint Cup Series starts here and there. I personally voted this for Logano, because he could gain the experience of not only winning races but contending for a title. Gibbs said this was the plan until the #22 car of Penske Racing opened up and Logano went for that. No official announcement from Penske Racing yet who will drive that #22 car, but every sign points to Logano, including his former boss.
For next year’s Nationwide Series lineup, Gibbs went on to say they plan on fielding three cars. Two would be full time entries with one driver each, and the third would be a split between Denny Hamlin, Kenseth, and a young driver. I can’t help but notice Brian Scott isn’t getting the vote of confidence on this one, be interesting who they pick for their cars. I hear Elliott Sadler is available.
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