Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/8/14

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 13: Denny Hamlin (L), driver of the #11 FedEx Ground Toyota, talks with teammate Joey Logano (R), driver of the #20 Home Depot Toyota, during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Checker O'Reilly Auto Parts 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 13, 2009 in Avondale, AZ. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
It's time for Joe Gibbs Racing to regroup. Last Sunday's race at Pocono Raceway proved to be an exercise in relative futility for the team, as it tried unsuccessfully to stay up front while running detuned Toyota engines in search of longevity. For just the second time all season long, none of the three JGR drivers led a lap during the race; none finished the race in the top five, either. And while teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch are virtual locks to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup, Denny Hamlin remains in deep trouble. The 12 drivers who qualify for the Chase for the Sprint Cup are the top 10 in points at the conclusion of NASCAR's 26-race regular season, plus the two drivers who finish between 11th and 20th in points and have the most race victories. To make it into the Chase, Hamlin will have to win at least one and probably two of the next 12 races and make up a 76-point deficit on 20th place in the process. That will be extremely difficult. In the last four races, H...
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