Daniel Suarez will have an interim crew chief beginning at Martinsville. Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that Suarez’s crew chief Dave Rogers would be taking a personal indefinite leave of absence from atop the pit box of the No. 19. Rogers became Suarez’s crew chief when the rookie moved up to the Cup Series in 2017 to replace Carl Edwards.
While Chad Knaus and Jimmie Johnson didn't break any rules by not trying to qualify at Fontana, Jeff Burton says for the good of the sport and for the fans he should have tried to qualify.
No big deal that Hendrick Motorsports and Joe Gibbs Racing both haven’t won a Cup race yet? Maybe, but consider this — the last time both teams had yet to win by the season’s fifth race was 1994. That’s before Hendrick Motorsports driver Chase Elliott was born, before Jeff Gordon had won his first championship and two years after Richard Petty’s final race. While this season celebrates five different winners in the first five races, including Stewart-Haas Racing’s first Daytona 500 triumph and Richard Childress Racing’s first Cup win since Nov. 2013, it also notes what hasn’t been done with Hendrick and Gibbs failing to reach Victory Lane. Of course, that likely will change Sunday at Martinsville