Before the first engine is fired and the first lap is run in a new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season, it’s customary for every organization represented on the Charlotte Motor Speedway NASCAR Media Tour to tout its chances and explain why the current year will be better than the last one. In the case of Roush Fenway Racing, the optimistic tone appears to be more than mere lip service...
In contemplating his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, driver Carl Edwards draws inspiration from an unlikely source—Kevin Harvick. With a new team, a new crew chief and a new Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup format in 2014, Kevin Harvick drove his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet to the series championship. With a new team (Joe Gibbs Racing), a new crew chief (Darian Grubb), a new...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Roush Fenway Racing is rebuilding after what team president Steve Newmark called a ''brutal'' 2014 that included just two Sprint Cup wins and top driver Carl Edwards bolting for Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of the year.
Although RFR placed two cars in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, Newmark said the team fell well short of expectations. Changes were...
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Making the move to Joe Gibbs Racing over the off-season, Carl Edwards is entering this year excited to get racing, but also feeling as though he needs to prove himself to make sure his level of success match that of teammates Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth.
“I feel a little anxious, a little nervous about it and that’s nice,” he commented. “I haven’t had that...
Of all the championship-capable teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, none had a worse year in 2014 than Roush Fenway Racing. A harsh assessment, perhaps, but an accurate one.
The team won just two races last season, tying its lowest total since 2001. Team Penske, which placed two drivers in the top five in Sprint Cup points, clearly supplanted Roush Fenway as the top team in the...
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The 33rd annual Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom dropped the green flag on Monday afternoon with NASCAR officials taking the stage to make a series of announcements. NASCAR CEO and Chairman Brian France Jr. announced during his “State of the Sport” address that he was thrilled to build off the excitement...
The 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season is one of major change for the Joe Gibbs Racing organization.
While drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth all return to the organization, JGR has expanded to add a fourth team with Carl Edwards as the driver. In addition to the fourth team, JGR has shuffled its driver-crew chief lineup -- with Kenseth and Jason Ratcliff the only 2014...
Ten things we learned on the opening day of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Media Tour presented by Technocom:
GORDON'S YEAR: Although four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon said he doesn't want to make a big deal of this, his final full season racing for a championship, others might feel differently.
"Through the course of '15, there's going to be a lot of opportunities...
Watch Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, Denny Hamlin Carl Edwards and team officials speak at a press conference at the NASCAR Hall of Fame at 4 p.m. ET Monday.
Catch the stream live at FOXSports.com/NASCAR or FOXSportsGo.com.
The 2015 season will mark for the first time that Joe Gibbs Racing has fielded four teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series.
Carl Edwards departed Roush Fenway Racing at the end of 2014 and will be paired with championship-winning crew chief Darian Grubb. I really like that combination and I expect big things from them.
I can see a scenario where Carl has the kind of season his former...
Widely known as one of the fittest drivers in NASCAR, Carl Edwards understands as well as anyone how staying in shape can help a driver's performance. Edwards doesn't believe all drivers are athletes, however.
Carl Edwards is a fan of catching some air after a big win. So it was fitting that "Cousin Carl" found himself channeling "His Airness" Michael Jordan during a stop in Chicago.
Edwards blew through the "Windy City" on the Road to the Daytona 500 media tour. His trip included a stop by the United Center to watch the Chicago Bulls take on the Washington Wizards.
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HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday the race and driver lineup for the 2015 season after a multi-year contract extension with Sport Clips.
Denny Hamlin will pilot the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in two NASCAR Sprint Cup races throughout the year. Fans will see both of those paint schemes at the Auto Club Speedway and the Darlington Raceway. Hamlin will also...
Longtime Joe Gibbs Racing sponsor Sport Clips Haircuts will continue its partnership with the organization in 2015 by serving as primary sponsors for JGR drivers Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards in select races, the organization announced Thursday morning.
Hamlin will drive the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in two Sprint Cup Series races -- at Auto Club Speedway on March 22 and under...
Sports Clips Haircuts announced on Wednesday, January 14th that they have partnered with Joe Gibbs Racing for the seventh straight year. The haircut company will be sponsoring Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards in the Sprint Cup Series for four races, as well as Hamlin in the XFINITY Series at Darlington Raceway in September.
Hamlin enters his tenth full season of Sprint Cup Series competition...
2015 Sprint Cup champ: Carl Edwards, Kevin Harvick, or Jeff Gordon
2015 Daytona 500 Winner: Kurt Busch, Sam Hornish Jr., Dale Eartnhardt Jr.
The 2015 silly season is going to much crazier than 2014.
Look for a Sprint Cup driver to wind up getting demoted down to the Xfinity series in 2016 as his on track performance is not up to snuff.
Look for a driver swap between two teams...
Newly signed Joe Gibbs Racing driver Carl Edwards enters the 2015 season with high expectations.
“I plan on winning 10 races and the championship,” Edwards declared during an interview with Jay Glazer on Sunday.
Just two years ago Matt Kenseth, who like Edwards once raced for Roush Fenway Racing, won seven races and finished second in the championship standings...
We showed you pictures of Carl Edwards' much-anticipated No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry. Now, check out this time-lapse of "Cousin Carl's" new ride getting wrapped.
The entire job took more than two hours in real time, but you can watch the entire thing in just under 90 seconds.
There is no doubt about it that the Roush Fenway team struggled heavily throughout the 2014 season. It didn’t make a difference whether it was the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series or the Nationwide Series. The team struggled as a whole and lacked speed to the competition.
Roush has had a similar problem in the past. Back in 2010, it wasn’t until fellow Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg...
Editor's note: For the month of December, FOXSports.com will count down 31 moments that defined the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. This is No. 12.
Every summer, NASCAR goes through what is known as "Silly Season," the period of time when drivers, teams, crew chiefs and sponsors decide who they want to align with for the following season. And although the 2014 Silly Season...
Carl Edwards has a new team, a new sponsor and a brand new paint scheme.
Edwards will be driving the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015.
On Friday, the official ARRIS Twitter account (@ARRISEVERYWHERE) gave followers a long-awaited sneak peek of the #19Car of "Cousin Carl."
What do you think? We're keeping an eye out for a full-car pic.
Matt Kenseth entered the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season with a very successful year in 2013 with the Joe Gibbs Racing organization. The Wisconsin native had a stellar performance in his first year at Joe Gibbs Racing, earning seven victories, 12 top-five and 20 top-10 finishes. It turned out to be his best season by far since joining the series full-time in 2000.
With the strong...
a full slate of Crew Chiefs for the 2015 NASCAR season
JGR’s 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Crew Chief lineup:
Jason Ratcliff, #20 Toyota driven by Matt Kenseth
Dave Rogers, #11 Toyota driven by Denny Hamlin
Darian Grubb, #19 Toyota driven by Carl Edwards
Adam Stevens, #18 Toyota driven by Kyle Busch
(Rogers moves from #18 Cup team, Grubb moves from #11 Cup team, Stevens moves up...
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Thursday their crew chief lineup for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and XFINITY Series teams.
JGRs Sprint Cup Series crew chief lineup:
JGRs XFINITY Series crew chief lineup:
As we all look forward to, get excited about and anticipate the start of the 2015 season, I think the one driver at the top of my list that I anticipate having a breakout season is Kyle Larson. In his rookie season this year, he had eight top-five finishes and 17 top-10 finishes. Those were some pretty strong runs he had, and more than once he was close to getting his first win....