JGR AT DARLINGTON: Joe Gibbs Racing has 35 Nationwide Series starts at Darlington Raceway including seven wins, 13 top-five, and 21 top-ten finishes. The organization has led for a total of 655 laps and has an average start of 14.2 and an average finish of 11.6 at the 1.366-mile track.
THE MISSING PIECE: In six of the last seven Nationwide Series races at Darlington, Joe Gibbs Racing has earned the win except for 2009. The winner of the Nationwide Series race that year was none other than Matt Kenseth, so the question is, has JGR acquired the final piece of the winning puzzle for this season at “The Lady in Black?”
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RACE INFO: The VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway begins at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, May 10, 2013. The race will be broadcast on ESPN and MRN Radio.
Matt Kenseth: “I’m looking forward to running at Darlington this weekend because it’s one of the most historic tracks on the circuit and we only get to go there once a year. I’m happy to be in this weekend’s Nationwide Series event because that’s an extra opportunity to have time on that track. I think that anytime you get to race at Darlington, no matter the series, it’s always something to look forward to. The JGR cars are usually strong everywhere, but hopefully this is a great weekend at Darlington because the organization has had such a strong performance record there over the last several years.”
Crew chief Matt Lucas: “I’m just ready to get our No. 18 team back out on the track this weekend. I feel like we’ve been gone for a while even though it’s only been three races, so it’s tough to get back into a rhythm, but we’re ready to go. The No.18 has run really well at Darlington in the past, and the plan is to run well again this weekend. We led the most laps in this race last year and finished second. With Matt (Kenseth) being a proven winner at Darlington in the Nationwide Series, our goal is to give him a car that has everything he needs to be able to wheel it to the front of the field.”