Joe Gibbs Racing Almost Successful at Indy
Joe Gibbs Racing is improving all of the time at the moment. They did extremely well at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday in the Brickyard 400, but maybe just not quite good enough. The drivers for the team Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth got an impressive second, third and fourth places in the race, although they all missed out on the top spot which went to Jeff Gordon.
Sadly it was still a rather disappointing finish for Kasey Kahne, who has yet to shine in the team. The other three managed to stay close to the race leader all of the way through the race.
Crew Chief for Busch, Dave Rogers explained that they did not come out well at the beginning of the season and had some catching up to do with the other teams who were all raring to go. However, they worked hard to catch up and feel that they have done well in order to get the cars better so that their have the best possible chance to win. He went on to say how proud he was of everyone in the team.
Obviously the team were very much outclassed by Jeff Gordon, but the three drivers reaching second, third and fourth is certainly a huge improvement on the start of their season and bodes well. This is especially as Rogers said that they will continue to make improvements to the cars.
They have had at least two drivers in the top for three of the past four races. Last season they managed twelve race wins as well as winning the championship. However, it was Kenseth who won and he has not yet had a win this season meaning that he has not yet qualified for the Chase. He is sure to be confident though, especially with the improvements his team is making and the fact that his knows from past history that he is more than capable of doing well if he has the right car for the job.