Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kenseth-To-JGR Announcement Expected Tuesday

Kenseth's wait is almost over
In a move readers first learned of back on June 26, the worst-kept secret in NASCAR will finally be revealed next Tuesday, when Joe Gibbs Racing introduces former Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth as the new driver of its No. 20 Home Depot Toyota, beginning in 2013.  

Team president J.D. Gibbs said last weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway that there is still a chance they will retain driver Joey Logano for 2013, as well, if sponsorship can be found to field a fourth Sprint Cup Series entry. Logano will reportedly not be a part of Tuesday's announcement in Atlanta, which serves as the corporate headquarters of sponsor Home Depot.  

JGR had hoped to secure part-time schedules in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series’ for Logano next season; a proposal Gibbs said the driver “was OK with that until another opportunity came up." Logano is also a leading candidate to drive the No. 22 Shell Pennzoil Ford for Penske Racing next season. 

Read the June 26 article HERE.

Photo: Tony Gutierrez/AP

1 comment:

  1. I think it is great to see Matt come and drive for JGR. But Joey is not being treated right in this , yes it is a "What have you done for me lately " sport. My hope is he goes to Penske and does the same thing Kyle did when he went to JGR. WINS