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Joe Gibbs hints at fourth team in 2015

July 29, 2014, Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service,

Gibbs says JGR has been prepping for a fourth team for some time now

Team owner Joe Gibbs has a son named Coy, and perhaps there's a message in that, given the deft way the former NFL Super Bowl-winning coach side-stepped questions about Carl Edwards' expected move to his race team.

"We don't have anything right now to announce," Gibbs said on pit road before Sunday's race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "Anything that we're going to do will be coming up in the future. I'm not sure exactly what the time line is."

Gibbs did allow that his organization is making a more concerted effort this year to field a fourth team in 2015 than has been the case in the past. 

"We've been (preparing for a fourth team) each and every year," Gibbs said. "But it's so hard to do that, we haven't been able to get it done. But I think we're taking a serious look at it this year." 

Asked if those efforts involved signing a serious driver, Gibbs replied, "You've got to have a serious sponsor."

But he did acknowledge Edwards' star power. 

"When Carl's name came up during this year ... almost everybody recognizes Carl as being somebody I think is a star," Gibbs said. "Because of that, there are a lot of teams that have tried to entice him."


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