Joe Gibbs Racing announcement set for Tuesday
August 14, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Watch the live announcement at 10 a.m. ET
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Joe Gibbs Racing will be holding a press conference at its Huntersville, North Carolina headquarters on Tuesday, August 19 at 10 a.m. ET.
According to the team, "This unprecedented announcement will have impact across four NASCAR racing series." It will be streamed live on NASCAR.com.
JGR currently fields three Sprint Cup Series teams with drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth.
The organization also fields three Nationwide Series teams with full-time driver Elliott Sadler in the No. 11. The No. 20 car has been driven this season by Kenseth, Kenny Habul, Sam Hornish Jr., Michael McDowell, NASCAR Next driver Erik Jones and NASCAR Drive for Diversity drivers Daniel Suarez and Darrell Wallace Jr. Busch and Hornish run the No. 54 car.
At Indianapolis last month, the NASCAR Wire Service reported that team owner Joe Gibbs was asked about the possibility of adding a fourth Sprint Cup team.
Below is an excerpt from the NASCAR Wire Service report.
"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 Carl 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."