Denny Hamlin recognized Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs, who is receiving treatment for issues related to “brain function,” after picking up his and JGR’s first victory of the season. “These guys gave me my chance,” Hamlin said, “and J.D. was a big key to that.”
The glory belonged to Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, but the history was made by the other Italian team as Toro Rosso rookie Max Verstappen became the youngest driver to score points in Formula One history.
When rain threatened to wipe out Friday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup series practice and qualifying at Martinsville Speedway, Joey Logano’s crew chief, Todd Gordon, reminded his driver he would start second based on the series standings if that happened. Logano’s response: "I don’t want second, I want first." He got it.
Kevin Harvick has finished first or second in eight consecutive NASCAR Sprint Cup races. But Sunday’s race is at Martinsville Speedway, where he finished seventh and 33rd last year. Is the streak about to end?
NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano took part in a “ride swap” with the NHRA’s Cruz Pedregon at zMax Dragway on Wednesday. Logano drove a Cobra Jet Mustang, used in the NHRA Top Sportsman class, down the quarter-mile dragstrip while Pedregon took a Sprint Cup Series car for a spin at Charlotte Motor Speedway.