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Arris renews multi-year partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing
BUY TICKETS: See the Daytona 500 live! RELATED: Suarez's rise to NASCAR stardom SUWANEE, Ga. -- ARRIS International today announced that it has renewed its multi-year sponsorship agreement with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). Under the agreement, ARRIS will extend its primary sponsorship of Daniel Suárez to 22 races (up from 17 last year) in this season's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, following Carl Edwards ' decision to step away from racing in January. Following his momentous win as the first foreign-born driver to win a NASCAR championship, Suárez will move up as the driver of the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry to compete in NASCAR's highest series. From the start, ARRIS Racing has shared a passion for developing young talent in racing , alongside Carlos "Slim" Domit and Escudería. Today, ARRIS also announced that it is continuing its support of young Latin American drivers -- renewing its sponsorship of Abraham Calderón, who last season won the Freightliner Truck Series in Mexico, and sponsoring 21-year-old Mexican driver Fabián Welter, who is currently Driver 1 in the Telmex Driver Development Program. "ARRIS is a strategic and dedicated partner on and off the track," said Joe Gibbs , founder and owner of JGR. "Their commitment to advancing the sport -- from a sponsorship and technology perspective -- makes them a genuine leader that our fans have recognized and embraced. We look forward to years of rewarding collaboration and to many more trips to Victory Lane." "Our partnership with JGR and our involvement with NASCAR has been instrumental in introducing the ARRIS brand to millions of NASCAR fans. We had a great run with the legendary Carl Edwards , and now we're proud to continue our work with JGR by extending our race-day sponsorship to 22 events in support of Daniel Suárez's history-making trajectory," said Ron Coppock, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Customer Operations at ARRIS. "Daniel represents the future of racing , and we're looking forward to joining him on the podium in his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. "ARRIS Racing is also proud to play an important role in the development of young Latin American racing talent," continued Coppock. "Fabián and Abraham are two drivers who, like a young Daniel Suárez, show great potential on the Mexican racing scene. We are excited to contribute to their growth as drivers and as the next generation of this sport." "It's a dream to be competing for the first time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series," said Daniel Suárez, JGR driver. "With the full support of ARRIS and JGR, I know the whole team will be able to make the most of this coming season and give us every chance of success." ARRIS joined the NASCAR family in 2014 with its primary sponsorship of JGR drivers Carl Edwards and Daniel Suárez. In 2016, the company installed the most comprehensive Wi-Fi deployment in NASCAR history at Daytona International Speedway , which serves tens of thousands of fans on race days. The company also powers the communications between NASCAR drivers and their teams through its SURFboard SB6183 modem, E6000 CER, and integration and support from its Global Services team.
Kenseth expands on Joe Gibbs Racing spotter shuffle
RELATED: Full NASCAR Media Tour schedule CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The surprising "retirement" of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Carl Edwards created more than just a driver opening for the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 team. It also resulted in the shuffling of spotters Chris "Crazy" Osborne and Jason Hedlesky. Osborne served as spotter for JGR driver Matt Kenseth from 2013-16. He also worked as the spotter for driver Daniel Suarez in the XFINITY Series this past season. Hedlesky has worked for more than a dozen years as Edwards' spotter. When JGR officials named Suarez to take over Edwards' spot, team officials thought it best to allow the XFINITY Series champion to continue working with Osborne for his rookie effort. That opened the door to pair Kenseth with Hedlesky. "With Carl's unexpected departure and putting Daniel in there, you know 'Crazy' has worked with Daniel the whole time through the XFINITY Series, the Truck Series," Kenseth said Tuesday during the first day of this year's NASCAR Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway . "He and 'Crazy' had that really good relationship and with Carl not being there and Jason being over (at the No. 19) I think everybody over there just decided to make the swap for the good of the company." Hedlesky has also spotted for ThorSport Racing driver Matt Crafton in the Camping World Truck Series for several years. "Jason has always done a great job," Kenseth said. "There's always some pause, I guess, because you kind of learn each other, and that takes a little bit (of time) to do that. But I think it will be fine." In addition to Kenseth and Suarez, JGR also fields entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for defending Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin and 2015 series champion Kyle Busch . &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
No. 20 Joe Gibbs Racing XFINITY Series team lands penalty for Las Vegas
BUY TICKETS: See the races in Las Vegas RELATED: Entry list for Las Vegas HAMPTON, Ga. -- NASCAR officials announced Saturday that the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 20 Toyota team in the XFINITY Series had been penalized for an infraction found in Friday night's pre-qualifying inspection at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Competition officials said the car, driven this weekend in the Rinnai 250 by Denny Hamlin, was found with an incorrectly mounted splitter structure. Under NASCAR's new deterrence system, which went into effect ahead of the 2017 season, the team will forfeit its pit stall selection for next weekend's event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. New for this year for the XFINITY Series, teams make their pit-stall selections one week in advance based on the current weekend's qualifying results. In previous years, it would have taken four warnings before this particular penalty was levied. The JGR No. 20 Toyota is scheduled to be driven next weekend by Daniel Suarez, the 2016 series champion, in the Boyd Gaming 300 (March 11, 4 p.m. ET, FS1, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).
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2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Owner Standings
MORE: XFINITY owner standings " Camping World owner standings Rank Owner Car # Points Ldr Nxt Race Wins Stage Wins Playoff Pts. Attempts 1 Furniture Row Racing 78 758 0 0 3 14 29 19 2 Chip Ganassi Racing 42 720 -38 -38 2 3 13 19 3 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 650 -108 -70 0 5 5 19 4 Stewart-Haas Racing 4 639 -119 -11 1 3 8 19 5 Joe Gibbs Racing 11 589 -169 -50 1 2 7 19 6 Hendrick Motorsports 24 587 -171 -2 0 2 2 19 7 Chip Ganassi Racing 1 572 -186 -15 0 0 0 19 8 Team Penske 2 564 -194 -8 2 3 13 19 9 Hendrick Motorsports 48 552 -206 -12 3 1 16 19 10 Stewart-Haas Racing 14 526 -232 -26 0 0 0 19 11 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 524 -234 -2 0 2 2 19 12 Wood Brothers Racing 21 486 -272 -38 1 3 8 19 13 Team Penske 22 472 -286 -14 1 1 1 19 14 Stewart-Haas Racing 41 455 -303 -17 1 0 5 19 15 Roush Fenway Racing 17 441 -317 -14 2 0 10 19 16 Richard Childress Racing 31 428 -330 -13 1 0 5 19 17 Furniture Row Racing 77 427 -331 -1 0 0 0 19 18 Joe Gibbs Racing 19 404 -354 -23 0 0 0 19 19 Roush Fenway Racing 6 369 -389 -35 0 0 0 19 20 Richard Childress Racing 3 363 -395 -6 1 0 5 19 21 Hendrick Motorsports 88 351 -407 -12 0 0 0 19 22 Hendrick Motorsports 5 343 -415 -8 0 0 0 19 23 Richard Childress Racing 27 324 -434 -19 0 0 0 19 24 Germain Racing 13 322 -436 -2 0 0 0 19 25 Richard Petty Motorsports 43 313 -445 -9 0 0 0 19 26 Leavine Family Racing 95 286 -472 -27 0 0 0 19 27 JTG Daugherty Racing 37 283 -475 -3 0 0 0 19 28 JTG Daugherty Racing 47 275 -483 -8 0 0 0 19 29 Stewart-Haas Racing 10 254 -504 -21 0 0 0 19 30 Front Row Motorsports 38 250 -508 -4 0 0 0 19 31 GO FAS Racing 32 203 -555 -47 0 0 0 19 32 Front Row Motorsports 34 203 -555 0 0 0 0 19 33 TriStar Motorsports 72 188 -570 -15 0 0 0 19 34 Premium Motorsports 15 150 -608 -38 0 0 0 19 35 BK Racing 23 138 -620 -12 0 0 0 19 36 BK Racing 83 125 -633 -13 0 0 0 18 37 Circle Sport / TMG 33 86 -672 -39 0 0 0 19 38 Tommy Baldwin Racing 7 74 -684 -12 0 0 0 5 39 Beard Motorsports 175 67 -691 -7 0 0 0 3 40 Rick Ware Racing 51 45 -713 -22 0 0 0 16 41 Premium Motorsports 55 41 -717 -4 0 0 0 15 42 Motorsports Business Management 266 21 -737 -20 0 0 0 3 43 Gaunt Brothers Racing 96 1 -757 -20 0 0 0 2
Cain: Joe Gibbs Racing Chase strategy may change at Texas
FORT WORTH -- We get the concept. It's the embrace that feels a little tricky. After the race at Talladega Superspeedway two weeks ago, Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Carl Edwards , Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch emerged from their Toyotas feeling "good" about a mid-pack bumper-to-bumper-to-bumper finish that neither helped nor hurt their points standings to advance in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship. It was a well-executed survival gamble. Their JGR teammate, Denny Hamlin , however, was left on his own to race his heart out at NASCAR's biggest track in hopes of earning a spot into the Chase's Round of 8. He did, but only by virtue of besting a tiebreaker thanks to his third-place finish. Last week, the JGR train used a similar format, sticking together nose-to-tail at Martinsville Speedway -- NASCAR's smallest track -- and finishing third through fifth. In both instances, during post-race interviews on pit road -- depending on which JGR driver you were talking to -- they were up to code on praising team orders. But their facial expressions perhaps revealed a little something else. Granted, at Talladega, it's as nerve-wracking to run at the rear of the field as it is to get into the winner's mix. So it was as much a gamble to run together far away from the front as it was to navigate forward. At Martinsville, there appeared to be potential for a different scenario than the Gibbs freight train, but again it successfully took the checkered flag in title contention. The Gibbs team didn't win at either venue, however. So, now that strategy of playing it safe and bonding together has also fundamentally altered the title hopes of at least one member of the four-car JGR contingent, as three championship bids now remain open. Four drivers move forward to decide the trophy at Homestead-Miami Speedway and Sunday's winner at Martinsville, six-time champ Jimmie Johnson , has earned one of those positions. RELATED: JGR denied in quest for Championship 4 sweep Three JGR cars -- Hamlin, Kenseth and Busch -- are ranked second to fourth in the standings. Edwards finished 36th at Martinsville, suffering from a tire problem, and will essentially need to win at Texas this week or at Phoenix next week to earn a championship chance. It will be an interesting subplot to see how JGR strategizes as the series heads to the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. Will it continue to expect its four drivers to team up, or will this virtual team restrictor plate come off? Credit goes to the four for so obediently following team orders and thinking about the good of the whole versus the glory of the individual. But playing it safe only goes so far now. All the teammates enthusiastically praised the way they ran at Talladega, even Hamlin who was essentially left to fend for himself. However, Sunday at Martinsville, it appeared that the strategy was wearing a little thinner. Hamlin again led JGR's third-through-fifth place contingent, followed by Kenseth and Busch. And it didn't take a certified psychologist to dissect the post-race vibe. Certainly, reigning Cup champion Busch let on that the team's strategy was perhaps a bit troublesome at Martinsville -- even if he wouldn't just come right out and declare that it's time for every man to fend for himself. "You can't wreck each other and that's all there is to it I guess," Busch said. "We worked so good together that we gave the 48 ( Jimmie Johnson ) car the win today. "That's how good JGR is." There have been arguments made that the JGR pack racing "works" at Talladega because of the nature of restrictor plate pack racing . And obviously, it was effective -- even if if didn't result in a win -- at Martinsville last week. But the Texas high banks present different challenges. And as the opportunity to secure a championship bid diminishes with each race, the JGR drivers may understandably feel more selfish in their pursuit. "I don't think it changes a whole lot, honestly," Hamlin said. "I think that we each still have a shot, there's just one spot taken, so three of us would still be a good number to get in that final group and we'll do everything we can to get that done." It may well be the ultimate Texas Two-Step and it's just a question of who will dance.
Tune in: Joe Gibbs Racing press conference on Wednesday
RELATED: Click here to bookmark the live-stream link Joe Gibbs Racing will hold two separate news conferences starting at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, from its headquarters in Huntersville, North Carolina. Both press conferences will be live-streamed on NASCAR.com. Check back tomorrow to watch the events and for full coverage.
Vote for Kenseth/Ratcliff, '16? Joe Gibbs Racing offers options
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Race Rewind: New Hampshire in 15
From Kyle Larson's charge from the rear of the field to Denny Hamlin's first Monster Energy Series win of 2017 for Joe Gibbs Racing , relive all of the action from New Hampshire Motor Speedway.