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Tony Stewart proved to be rock-solid in the Granite State, as the driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) finished seventh in the Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Stewart drove from his third-place starting spot and into the lead just four laps into the 300-lap contest around the 1.058-mile oval and paced the field for the next 38 laps before a caution on lap 42 sent everyone to pit road. Stewart emerged in third place, but as the race wore on, his Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevy lacked the perfect balance needed to negotiate the flat corners that are a signature of New Hampshire’s layout.
“Little tight in the center, little loose off” was a familiar refrain from Stewart on the radio as he described his car’s handling through the corners, banked at a scant 12 degrees.
No set of adjustments seemed to cure the car’s handling woes, but some of the troubleshooting by crew chief Steve Addington allowed Stewart to either start a run strong or finish a long, green-flag run with competitive lap times.
This was evident in the race’s final moments. With only 22 laps remaining following the race’s final caution period, Stewart rallied from 10th to seventh, passing SHR teammate Ryan Newman for ninth on lap 279, Brian Vickers for eighth on lap 285 and Joey Logano for seventh on lap 289.
The seventh-place run gave Stewart his 14th top-10 result of 2012 and his 17th top-10 in 28 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire.
“It might’ve been a solid result, but we need to be better than that,” said Stewart, who has three Sprint Cup wins at New Hampshire (July 2000, July 2005 and September 2011).
Newman, driver of the No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet for SHR, finished 10th. It was his 11th top-10 finish of 2012 and his 15th top-10 in 22 career Sprint Cup starts at New Hampshire.
The Sylvania 300 marked the third straight race and the ninth time this season that Stewart and Newman have finished in the top-10 together.
Denny Hamlin won the Sylvania 300 to score his 22nd career Sprint Cup victory, his series-high fifth of the season and his second at New Hampshire. It also marked the 100th points-paying Sprint Cup victory for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Stewart is responsible for 33 of those wins, as he competed in Sprint Cup for JGR from 1999 through 2008 before becoming a driver/owner with SHR.
Jimmie Johnson finished 2.675 seconds behind Hamlin in the runner-up spot, while Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top-five. Brad Keselowski, Stewart, Logano, Vickers and Newman comprised the remainder of the top-10.
There were four caution periods for 17 laps, with 10 drivers failing to finish.
Stewart is representing SHR in this year’s Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup and entered the second race of the 10-race Chase in third place among the 12 Chase drivers, eight points behind Chase leader Keselowski. Stewart leaves New Hampshire fourth in the standings, 10 points behind new Chase leader Johnson.
Newman remained 14th in the standings with 807 points, 24 back of 13th-place Kyle Busch.
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson, No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, didn’t get the win but took over the point lead with a solid second-place finish today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s Sylvania 300, the second of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. This was Johnson’s 19thtop ten finish, which enables him to take a one point lead as the tour heads to Dover next week. Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammates Jeff Gordon, No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet, and Kasey Kahne, No. 5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet, also had top five finishes in today’s event. Gordon was third while Kahne came home fifth.
Defending series champion Tony Stewart, No. 14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, led 38 laps early in the event and came home with a respectable seventh-place finish in today’s race. Stewart is now fourth in the overall standings with eight races remaining. Stewart’s SHR teammate Ryan Newman, No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet, rounded out the top ten with a 10th place finish.
The two other Chevrolet ”Chase” drivers; Kevin Harvick, No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., No. 88 AMP Energy/Diet Mountain Dew/National Guard Chevrolet, finished 11th and 13th respectively, and remain well in the hunt for the championship. Earnhardt is seventh while Harvick is eighth after two races of the final ten.
Denny Hamlin (Toyota) was the winner, Clint Bowyer (Toyota) finished fourth to round out the top five.
Next stop on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series tour is Dover, DE on Sunday, September 30, 2012.
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Ryan Newman found time to smile following his 10th-place finish in the Sylvania 300 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon.
Newman, driver of the No. 39 Aspen Dental Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), scored his 11th top-10 finish of 2012 and his 15th top-10 result in 22 career starts at the 1.058-mile oval.
“It just seems like I never got the corner flow right,” said Newman, who started eighth and was in the top-15 all day. “We got the balance halfway close, but we never go the entry-middle-exit quite right. So it was a decent finish for the Aspen Dental Chevrolet. It was just not what we wanted. We’ve had Aspen Dental as the primary sponsor twice this year, and we got a fifth at Daytona in July and a 10th today. Two top-10s aren’t bad, but we’d like to get them a win, too.”
Newman’s SHR teammate, Tony Stewart, driver of the No. 14 Mobil 1/Office Depot Chevrolet, finished seventh to score his 14th top-10 result of 2012 and his 17th top-10 in 28 career Sprint Cup starts at the 1.058-mile oval.
The Sylvania 300 marked the third straight race and the ninth time this season that Stewart and Newman have finished in the top-10 together.
Denny Hamlin won the Sylvania 300 to score his 22nd career Sprint Cup victory, his series-high fifth of the season and his second at New Hampshire.
Jimmie Johnson finished 2.675 seconds behind Hamlin in the runner-up spot, while Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer and Kasey Kahne rounded out the top-five. Brad Keselowski, Stewart, Joey Logano, Brian Vickers and Newman comprised the remainder of the top-10.
There were four caution periods for 17 laps, with 10 drivers failing to finish the 300-lap race.
Stewart is representing SHR in this year’s Chase for the Sprint Cup and entered the second race of the 10-race Chase in third place among the 12 Chase drivers, eight points behind Chase leader Keselowski. Stewart leaves New Hampshire fourth in the standings, 10 points behind new Chase leader Johnson.
Newman remained 14th in the standings with 807 points, 24 back of 13th-place Kyle Busch.
The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule – the third race of the 10-race Chase – is the AAA 400 on Sept. 30 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. The race begins at 2 p.m. EDT, with live coverage provided by ESPN beginning with a pre-race show at 1 p.m.
For car owner Kevin Carter, restoring a car is not just about the pride of returning an old car to its former glory, but also the friendships that he forms with his fellow car enthusiasts who put in hours of hard work alongside him. Carter should have a lot of happy friends after his 1970 Dodge Challenger was named the 2012 Food Lion AutoFair’s Best of Show on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After receiving the trophy in the Winner’s Circle Sunday afternoon, the Rockwell, N.C. native said his friends deserve just as much credit for the time they put in helping to restore his highly customized bright yellow Challenger to mint condition.
The connections Carter has made working as a sound technician for big name bands like Bon Jovi and Daughtry in the music industry have helped him make similar connections with some of the biggest names in the car industry. When iconic automotive fabricator Chip Foose saw Carter’s car, he sent him a set of Foose rims. J.R. Rhodes, who works at JR Motorsports, found a split exhaust at the shop and sent it to Carter for the Challenger. And so on.
Without those friends, and so many others who invested hours of their time in everything from the body work to the paint, this car would never have come together, Carter admitted.
“I built that car, but I couldn’t tell you what it would cost to build it because it didn’t cost me anything,” Carter said. “Everybody had a part of it.”
Even his family jumped in to lend a hand.
Carter said he wanted a car that could boast 500 horsepower. He accomplished that and then some as the Best of Show winner tops out at 600 horsepower with a Mopar 440 engine that was given to him by his father-in-law. He worked on the car with his two daughters for countless hours when they were growing up, and he even shared his wedding day with the Challenger as it was the first ride that he had as a married man, with his new bride right beside him.
Despite all the time and work he put into making his car perfect, Carter said he had no idea he would even be in the running when he brought his Challenger to the show on a whim.
Carter was a guest at the Food Lion AutoFair last year, but his Challenger was parked in the back parking lot, rather than the stage in the Winner’s Circle.
“Our president at Carolina Chryslers asked me if I wanted to bring the car to the show and I was thinking, ‘heck yeah, that’s great parking there. I would love to have my car out there,’” Carter said.
Even with his upgrade in parking, Carter was excited just to win a Best in Show award from his car club and get to be recognized in Winner’s Circle. He was convinced that when he was asked to bring his car back around to Winner’s Circle at the conclusion of the awards ceremony, he must have done something wrong.
“I was shocked,” he said of being named the overall winner.
The first runner-up was a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro owned by Kayla Poteat of Mooresboro, N.C., and second runner-up was a 1967 Chevrolet Nova SS owned by Henry and Mary Brock of Charlotte, N.C.
The specialty award winners were: Chuck DeMund of Waxhaw, N.C., who took home the Bob Laidlein Award (Most Original) with his 1937 Buick Roadmaster; Bill Phillips of Cornelius, N.C., winner of the Cabarrus Cup Award (Most Creative) for his 1933 Ford three-window; Lincolnton, N.C. resident James Lail, winner of the Lion Cup Award (Best Paint) for his 1953 Chevrolet 210; Ken Kluttz of Salisbury, N.C., who captured the Mecklenburg Strelitz Award (Ladies’ Choice) for his 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air; and Hendrik Jacobs of Greenville, S.C., who was award the Concord Concours (Best Restoration by Owner) award for his Desoto Fireflite.
Each of the car clubs participating in the Food Lion AutoFair was judged individually, with a Best of Show picked for each club.
Cale Gale and the No. 33 Rheem team secured a top-20 finish after fighting back from a broken radiator with less than 50 laps to go. Gale was racing inside the top 10 when a piece of debris punctured the radiator and forced Gale to pull behind the wall for repairs. The team replaced the radiator in less than 10 minutes and got Gale back on track to finish 19th in the Kentucky 201 at Kentucky Speedway.
Gale rolled off fourth in the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet after posting a 30.799-second lap during his qualifying attempt. With weather expected, teams in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) were challenged with determining their strategy for the night. At first, many teams focused their strategy on getting to the halfway point of the race, but as the rain on the radar continued to dissipate pit strategies continued to change.
The Rheem Chevrolet was slightly tight at the start of the race, but knowing the track would loosen up as the night unfolded the team never made a chassis adjustment. Gale visited pit road for the first time during the lap 22 caution for a fuel-only pit stop. Racing inside the top 10, Gale had solid restarts all night and picked up positions to race inside the top five.
With only two sets of stickers tires available to each team for the 134-lap race, Jerry Baxter and the Rheem team also needed to consider tire wear in their strategy. Gale took his first set of tires during the lap 47 caution, and came back down pit road for his final set during the lap 81 caution.
While stopped on pit road during the lap 81 caution, the No. 33 Rheem Chevrolet lost fluid leaving a puddle of water. Conversation among the crew immediately began to diagnose the problem. Without water pressure in Gale's machine, the Rheem team ran to the garage and prepared to change the radiator. Gale was set to restart the Kentucky 201 in the ninth position on lap 84, but instead followed the pace car down pit road and into the garage. A piece of debris punctured the radiator forcing the team to replace the part. The repair took the Rheem team less than 10 minutes and Gale returned to the track after missing just 19 laps.
Gale continued to log laps to pick up positions. By the time the checkered flag fell, Gale was scored in the 19th position.
"I'm really proud of my Rheem team today," commented Gale. "We didn't get the finish that we had hoped for, but the guys did a great job building my truck and adjusting it all weekend. I feel like we're getting better each and every week as a team. Our truck was really fast tonight, so we decided that we're going to take this one to Las Vegas next week. I'm excited to see what we're able to do with our Rheem Chevrolet on that mile-and-a-half track."
Justin Lofton and the No. 6 Weekend Warriors Productions/Lofton Cattle Chevrolet team brought home a top-10 finish in the Kentucky 201 on Friday night. The team worked to fine-tune the handling of their Chevrolet most of the day, but as the laps wound down at the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway, the Weekend Warriors Productions/Lofton Cattle crew had their truck handling just as they wanted and had planned the pit strategy needed for a seventh-place finish.
With a prediction for 100% chance of rain, teams throughout the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) garage began working on developing their strategy for the Kentucky 201. Lofton rolled off 14th at Kentucky Speedway, and was one of the first competitors to come down pit road. He brought the Weekend Warriors Productions/Lofton Cattle Chevrolet in for fuel and a chassis adjustment during the lap 16 caution, and made a lone stop again during the lap 35 caution for four tires and fuel. The strategy allowed Lofton to pick up maximum track position as his competitors continued to pit just one caution period after him, and by the lap 51 restart, Lofton was scored in the third position.
With the No. 6 Weekend Warriors Productions/Lofton Cattle Chevrolet pushing the nose a little, Lofton continued to log laps around the 1.5-mile Kentucky Speedway avoiding all the accidents in a caution-filled event. He maintained his position inside the top 10 until returning to pit road during the lap 81 caution when he came in for four tires and a chassis adjustment moving him just outside the top 10.
During the closing laps of the Kentucky 201, crew chief Dan Bormann called Lofton down pit road one last time during the lap 108 caution for right side tires. Lofton restarted the race back in the 14th position, but with newer tires the championship contender was able to pick up seven positions during the final 25 laps to cross the finish line in the seventh position.
"The Weekend Warriors Productions/Lofton Cattle Chevrolet team had a good run at Kentucky," commented Lofton. "This is a critical time in our run for the championship, and we're all focused 100% on the task at hand. We hoped to gain more points going into Las Vegas, but we are where we are. I can assure you that in the remaining six races we will be doing everything that we can to be competitive for the win."
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GREG BIFFLE – No. 16 3M Ford Fusion – “We were just battling overall grip. Our car just didn’t have any grip right when we unloaded off the truck and never fixed it. We were way loose in the corner and had no rear grip. We chattered the front tires. We chattered the rear tires. There at the end we chattered all four, so it was just back and forth with all four tires chattering but no grip at all. We were doing really well in the middle part of the race and I thought, ‘Man, we’ve got something. We’re going.’ We got up to 10th and then just went straight backwards. I don’t know what happened.”
MATT KENSETH – No. 17 Zest Ford Fusion – “On a long run we had about a 10th-place car, which is probably a little bit better than we usually do here. But on short runs we weren’t very good at all and then we got that caution there at the end and that didn’t work in our favor. We were a little bit better on a long run, but weren’t that great overall and was maybe a 10th-place car.” YOU’RE 11TH IN THE STANDINGS. ARE YOU DISAPPOINTED WITH HOW THINGS HAVE STARTED? “I think that’s where we were when we started. Everybody wants to be leading, but last week was last week and this week we got everything we could get out of our car. It wasn’t much better than that. I thought we had really good pit stops and did what we could for strategy.”
CARL EDWARDS – No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion – “It was just frustrating. That’s as fast as our car will go. We’ve got some work to do and we all know it, so we’re just gonna go back and work really hard. I think the balance was as good as the guys could get it. I think Chad and those guys did a good job with it, but there is just something missing from our whole setup and that’s what we’ve got to work on.”
MARCOS AMBROSE – No. 9 Stanley Ford Fusion – “It was a bad day and I just feel bad for everybody. We all put a lot of effort in and it’s just nasty when you get results like that. It was just a struggle from the moment we left pit lane. The car felt like it wasn’t handling that well and it never got any better. We just didn’t have speed. We could get balance, but we just never had any speed in it and then you’ve got to start butchering the car to try to get it to run some speed. That allows you to run two or three fast ones, but then it catches up with you.”
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JIMMIE JOHNSON, NO. 48 LOWE’S CHEVROLET – FINISHED 2ND: ON HIS RACE AND TAKING POINTS LEAD: "We had a great race car, just not an amazing car like the No. 11 (Denny Hamlin) had. We were best in class today; did a great job. We really expected the No. 11 to be tough here today, and he was. I was telling the guys on the radio on the way in, to only leave seven points on the table in two races is pretty good. We missed that win last week, and this week, and we didn't lead the most this weekend, but it is probably seven total. That's not bad. Very proud of this Lowe's team."
WHERE DO YOU FEEL LIKE HE (DENNY HAMLIN) WAS BETTER THAN YOU GUYS TODAY? “It was hard to tell. He had a lot of speed in his car and seemed to be able to go when he needed to and wanted to. It was just a great job on their behalf. We were the next best car, finished second, and passed a lot of cars ourselves today. We knew based on the spring race that those guys were going to be real tough here today and they certainly were. We’ve got some really good ones coming up for this No. 48 team starting next week. I’m really excited about things. I think probably left about seven points on the table with the two win points, the extra points for that and leading the most this week. So to be two races in and that is all that I feel we have left behind is pretty darn good. I’m real happy.”
YOU ARE ONE POINT IN THE LEAD RIGHT NOW LEADING THE POINTS OVER BRAD KESELOWSKI. IS THIS EXACTLY WHERE YOU WANTED TO BE? “Yeah it is. This track here we have a few wins, but I kind of average like a top 10. So to beat our average here is very important and very helpful in the Chase. Then we’ve got to go to Dover next weekend a place I love and hopefully have a good, smart day and get the finish we hope to have.”
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET – FINISHED 3RD: ON HIS RACE: "It was a really solid effort. It's such a shame what happened to us in Chicago last weekend because I think we would have back-to-back top-fives. Great fight. We didn't quite have the car today, so to come home third, that's just a total team effort from pit stops, to adjustments. The car was the best it had been all day right there at the end. Just a great fight. I am really proud of this Drive To End Hunger team."
YOU KNEW COMING IN, THAT IT IS GOING TO BE LITTLE BITS AT A TIME TO GET BACK IN, AND THAT IS WHAT YOU DID TODAY: "Oh, absolutely. It is one at a time. There is no doubt we can get ourselves back into this. We're a strong team, with fast race cars. We just have to consistently put those results together that we're capable of, and who knows where we can get to in the points."
YOU ARE STILL OPTIMISTIC EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE STILL 45 POINTS BACK IN 12TH? “We gained a lot on a lot of guys. It’s going to be tough to gain on guys like the No. 48 and the No. 2. Certainly today nobody was going to gain on that No. 11, still a really great effort, top three. I hate what happened in Chicago, we would have back-to-back top five’s I think. Still great effort by the Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet team, I thought the pit stops were great. All the way around a great effort this weekend, great calls in the pits, adjustments as well. That was the best the car had been all day long was right there at the end and that is all you can ask for. We didn’t have a car that could win. I thought we were a third or fifth place car, we came home third that is pretty good.”
YOU ARE JUST RACING, BUT WHEN YOU PASSED KESELOWSKI YOU WATCHED THE POINTS OF JIMMIE JOHNSON ALL OF A SUDDEN HE WAS TIED AND NOW HE IS LEADING THE POINTS. I THINK HE OWES YOU DINNER. WHAT DO YOU THINK? “Well if that happens in Homestead I think he might buy dinner, but it’s so early right now. Everybody is just racing for position, racing for wins, the points will kind of fall where they fall. I thought the No. 48; Jimmie (Johnson) did a great job today to come from deep in the field. His car, I know the set-up and he drove the heck out of it. I thought that was a great effort. That is the kind of effort that wins championships so we will see where that takes them.”
KASEY KAHNE, NO. 5 FARMERS INSURANCE CHEVROLET – FINISHED 5TH
ON HIS RACE: "It was decent. We missed it a little bit yesterday, so we had to throw some things at it today just off of Friday and Saturday. The guys did a really good job. It was solid race for us. We weren't quite as fast as we would have liked. Denny (Hamlin) was really good like everybody expected. But, our Farmers Insurance team did a great job again. We'll just get ready for Dover next week. Looking forward to that.”
WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM TODAY AND HOW YOUR CHASE IS SHAPING UP? “We had another consistent day. Our Farmers Insurance Chevrolet was fast, but not as fast as a few of those guys, but it was good. I couldn’t get the car to turn when it would load. I think it was just on the splitter a little too hard and chatter the fronts (tires) so we just needed to work on that. We couldn’t fix it during the race so we had what we had. The team did a really nice job on pit road with stops and things to keep us towards the front. We have been pretty consistent so far so the first two are good for the Chase. Hopefully, we can keep it going and get a little faster if we want to catch those other guys. That would be pretty cool. Denny (Hamlin) was great today.”
RYAN NEWMAN, NO. 39 ASPEN DENTAL CHEVROLET – FINISHED 10TH:
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“It just seems like I never got the corner flow right. We got the balance halfway close, but we never go the entry middle exit quite right. So, it was a decent finish for the Aspen Dental Chevrolet. It was just not what we wanted.”
JUAN PABLO MONTOYA, NO. 42 ENERGIZER CHEVROLET – FINISHED 22ND:
“It was a rough day. We just couldn’t get the car to turn right. It started out ok on the early run and then it just got worse. We had a lot of green flag runs which didn’t leave us a lot of time to make drastic changes or help with the handling. The guys did what they could. I wish we had a better result for the Energizer folks today.”
JAMIE MCMURRAY, NO. 1 LIFTMASTER CHEVROLET – FINISHED 26TH:
”I was really excited to have LiftMaster on board with us this weekend at New Hampshire. We worked with the handling on our car all day and were actually running competitive lap times with some of the cars up front, we just couldn't overcome the track position to make any gains on the track.”
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Joe Gibbs’ hard-to-fathom two-sport career has become statistically symmetrical. Consider…
Three Super Bowl championships? Check.
Three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships? Check.
Triple-digit wins in the NFL? Check.
Triple-digit wins in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? Well, after two-plus decades in the sport, Gibbs can check that rare milestone off the list too.
With Denny Hamlin’s dominant win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) reached a rare milestone, becoming only the sixth team in NASCAR Sprint Cup history to reach 100 victories.
Joe Gibbs entered the series in 1992 as a one-car team with eventual series champion Dale Jarrett as his driver. Now, JGR exists as a three-car powerhouse that threatens to win another championship this season with Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup contender Hamlin. Its first championship came in 2000 with Bobby Labonte. JGR would follow that up win two more titles, both with Tony Stewart (2002 and 2005).
Now, the team adds another accolade to the list – 100 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victories. JGR has won with six different drivers, at 23 different tracks. Below is a timeline of Gibbs’ notable and milestone victories on its way to 100:
1 – On Feb. 14, 1993, JGR won its first race – and it was on NASCAR’s biggest stage, the Daytona 500. With his father Ned urging him to victory while calling the race from the CBS broadcast booth, Dale Jarrett captured his second and Gibbs’ first win. JGR has won at least one race every season since.
3 – JGR won its first Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, on May 28, 1995 with Bobby Labonte driving.
22 – JGR won its first Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On Aug. 5, 2000, during his championship campaign, Bobby Labonte led 21 laps prior to kissing the bricks. JGR would win two more Brickyard events, both with Indiana native Tony Stewart (2005 and 2007).
23 – The team’s next win came in another of NASCAR’s crown jewels – the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Labonte picked up the win again, on Sept. 3, 2000.
50 – JGR reached milestone victory No. 50 on July 1, 2006. Tony Stewart won the Daytona night race, starting second and leading 86 laps.
72 – On June 28, 2009, in a rain-shortened event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, JGR driver Joey Logano became the youngest winner in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series history at the age of 19 years, one month and four days.
88 – On Nov. 7, 2010, Denny Hamlin won at Texas Motor Speedway for the team’s 11th victory of the year, making the 2010 season the most prolific in JGR’s history.
100 - On September 23, 2012, Denny Hamlin wins at the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway