Without A Single Victory In 2017, Could JGR Win At Louden?

Matt Kenseth

One year after winning a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series-high 12 races, Joe Gibbs Racing has yet to have a driver visit Victory Lane this season.  That makes this organization 0-fer-18 in 2017!

Based on history, there’s a strong chance that win comes in Sunday’s Overton’s 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

JGR’s Matt Kenseth is the defending race winner. In 34 starts at the 1.058-mile track, he boasts three victories, 10 top fives 19 top 10s and a 12.0 average finish (fourth in the series).

Kyle Busch boasts two wins, nine top fives, 13 top 10s and a 13.8 average finish in 24 starts at New Hampshire. His 98.1 driver rating ranks fourth-best at the New England track.

Denny Hamlin is the third JGR driver who’s visited Victory Lane at New Hampshire. In 22 starts there, he claims two wins, eight top fives, 13 top 10s and a 10.4 average finish (second in the series). He boasts the top driver rating 102.7 and the second-best average running position (11.1).

Daniel Suarez rounds out the effort for JGR. On Sunday, he’ll make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series track debut at New Hampshire. He finished in the top five in his two NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the Magic Mile.

JGR has won three of the last four races at New Hampshire with Kenseth (fall 2015, spring 2016) and Busch (spring 2015).

With the recent past track record at NHMS, this weekend might be the time in whch JGR could emerge from their season long winless stretch.


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