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How did JGR’s Sprint Cup operations measure up to expectations in 2012?
Was it a year when pre-season goals were met? Or was it a season of relative disappointment?
Motorsports editor Luke Krmpotich and NASCAR lead writer Sam Salo have taken on the task of evaluating last year’s performances by the major teams and drivers from the Sprint Cup garage. Today’s edition features Joe Gibbs Racing.
Stay tuned for more updates over the coming days!
Joe Gibbs Racing
Sam’s grade: B
Luke’s grade: C+
JGR roundup: Only one JGR wheelman made the Chase, as Denny Hamlin led the charge with a sixth-place finish. Kyle Busch and Joey Logano underperformed, finishing 13th and 17th, respectively.
#11: Denny Hamlin
Sam’s grade: A- Hamlin’s 5-win and title-contending season were derailed by season-long mechanical woes. On a positive note, Hamlin and Co. carried the JGR banner in 2012, and they look to do the same in 2013.
Luke’s grade: B The five win...