NASCAR MEDIA TOUR: Joe Gibbs Racing
The final stop on the NASCAR Media Tour takes us to Joe Gibbs Racing where they've added Matt Kenseth to join Kyle Busch and Denny Hamlin.
Denny Hamlin's family has expanded. He and his wife have a new baby girl named Taylor that was born this past Sunday. "Surprisingly, knock on wood it's been pretty easy. She's been sleeping pretty much all the time so it's been relatively easy but we know there's tougher days ahead," Hamlin said.
Did it hit him that you have more responsibilities than just getting to victory lane? "Yeah I find myself, every time I have to leave the house, I don't like leaving and then I want to get back as soon as possible so it's definitely changed my outlook as far as that's concerned."
Matt Kenseth drove a Ford to victory lane at the Daytona 500 last year. So this year can he drive a Toyota to the same place? "I hope so because that's what we're driving. The Toyotas seem pretty fast down there at the preseason Thunder testing. We never really know what everyone has until you get back and you get qualified for the 500 or run the Sprint Unlimited down there that Saturday night so we'll have a better idea then but I feel pretty encouraged by what I saw down there at testing," he said Thursday.
Kyle Busch says his favorite tracks are Charlotte, Richmond, Bristol, and Phoenix. He might be able to add a few more with a little help from Kenseth. "Matt is a great competitor. I've known him for years. He was my brothers teammate of course when Kurt came into the sport at Roush so I've had a little side relationship with him over the years off track but now that it gets to be more on track and we get to work with one another," Busch said.
Joe Gibbs says he had to go after Kenseth and now he has three drivers he says can all make noise in the Chase.