Friday 5: Joe Gibbs Racing looks to revolutionize pit stops


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — It’s not uncommon for teams to make changes to their pit crews before the start of a season, but Joe Gibbs Racing seems to have gone to an extreme.

It’s as if the organization wrote every pit crew member’s name on a sheet of paper, threw those papers in the air, and wherever the names landed, that became the pit crew for Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell and 23XI Racing’s Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace.

Only four of 20 pit crew members are on the same Joe Gibbs Racing team heading into Sunday’s Daytona 500 as they were in last year’s season finale at Phoenix. To compare, Hendrick Motorsports has only one pit crew change from the lineups it had at Phoenix last year to Daytona this season among its four teams. 

JGR’s change comes as the Next Gen car transforms the sport, including pit road. The tires have a center lug nut instead of five lugs and that’s changed the thinking, at least at Joe Gibbs Racing, about how to assemble a pit crew.

Previously, tire changers needed to remove the five lug nuts in less than a second to be among the best. With only one lug on the wheel, the focus turns to how the athlete moves from pit wall to the car, gets up after changing the tire and moves around the car to the other side. 

Over 10 months, Joe Gibbs Racing mixed-and-matched pit crew members and had them practice three days a week at the shop with the single-lug nut wheel. The stops were taped, analyzed and dissected. 

Chris Hall, director of player advancement at Joe Gibbs Racing, said the pit stops were “broken down into 100 time-stamped intervals” to study each athlete’s action. JGR partnered with a biomechanics company that specializes in movement and measures the force and displacement of the athletes. 

Say what?

Hall put it into a racer’s terms.

“We’re measuring the shocks and sway bars of our athletes,” he said.

They do it by measuring how an athlete moves laterally and their vertical jump, for example. By measuring various aspects of what each crew member does well, JGR can build a model of the optimal athlete for each position. 

“That kind of helps us in our recruiting efforts find guys who fall into these bubbles,” said Hall, who was a tire carrier on Truex’s 2017 championship team. “If you fall within a threshold of a bonafide top-three jackman in the sport, chances are you’re a hit. 

“(Data) is such a big part of our work. … The best guy plays. It’s all based off the work you put in practice, it’s the work you put in the gym and it’s what our models and biomechanical assessments say about you. 

“It’s really all these pillars we’re trying to build. Honestly, it’s about the system we’re putting in place at Joe Gibbs Racing.”

That system showed the JGR coaching staff how to mix and match their crew members. 

Hamlin’s team has only the same fueler as last year. Same for Truex’s pit crew. Bell has five new pit crew members with their experience ranging from rear tire changer Daniel Olszowy, who is making his first Daytona 500 start this weekend, to jackman T.J. Ford, who started as a pit crew member at Dale Earnhardt Inc. Kyle Busch’s team has three new pit crew members this year. 

“We always want people chasing us,” Hall said. “That bleeds through all of our company, but especially on pit road. 

“You’ll hear all the time — and it will drive me insane — ‘If we can come down pit road and not lose any track position.’ That’s not our philosophy. We come down pit road looking for blood. We’re ready to take advantage of teams that aren’t as prepared as we are and hope to capitalize on that any chance that we get.”

It also means the team is looking for new ways to service the car. Joe Gibbs Racing gave a sneak peak on social media recently to what is in store next month.

Starting March 20 at Atlanta, NASCAR will allow all pit crews to jump off the wall in front of the car. Currently, the rear tire changer must wait for the car to get into its stall and go around the back of the car. In that format, one crew member changes both rear tires and one changes both front tires. 

JGR has found it is more effective to have all five crew members jump off the pit wall in front of the car. The tire changer on the right front goes around the car to the left rear to change that tire instead of going to the left front. The crew member that changes right rear tire goes around to the left front.

It all looks good on paper. Now it has to work at the track.

2. Changing times

As teams prepared for the 2020 Daytona 500 — the last time this race was sold out before Sunday — there was no dirt race on the schedule, no race on Easter, only three road courses for Cup (instead of six) and series officials had only started the process to run the Clash inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The change has been swift and significant. 

The Clash at the Coliseum was a success with TV numbers and attendance that made series officials happy. While NASCAR has not stated if it will exercise the option to return the event there next year, it seems a good bet that the Clash will be back there. 

Those moves by NASCAR  — along with the debut of the Next Gen car this season — has energized the sport.

“I think the moves on the schedule have been a huge success,” RFK Racing co-owner Brad Keselowski said. “You could maybe argue long overdue. I am really happy to see the changes we have made and eagerly anticipating changes we will make to the schedule for years to come. 

“I think it drives an energy into our sport that is critical for our sustainability and success. If that comes with expense to the team along the way — and I think I can say this as a team owner now — we need to just suck it up and make it work. 

“When you look at those costs, they aren’t nothing without a doubt, but they are nowhere close to even more than 1 or 2 percent of our budget. I try not to sweat it.”

Among the changes this year to the schedule is putting the dirt race at Bristol on Easter, a holiday the sport traditionally did not race.

“There are a lot of people that are probably frustrated over racing on Easter in the garage area, but that is one of the biggest TV weekends for sports, so it made sense to me from that perspective,” Keselowski said. “I think we have a lot of good things going on, more good than bad than I have seen in my time at the Cup level which is 12 or 13 years now.

“There is a lot of reason for excitement, and I think we are on an upward trend and a big part of that starts with schedule variability that we really hadn’t had five or six years ago. It isn’t the only thing we have to be excited about but it is certainly one of the high tides for sure.”

Of course, one of the biggest changes is the new car, which is intended to lower barrier to entry for owners by having more parts provided by vendors instead of built by teams.

The result is that Sunday’s Daytona 500 will feature cars owned by Michael Jordan (23XI Racing), Pitbull (Trackhouse Racing) and famed boxer Floyd Mayweather (The Money Team Racing). None was in the sport in 2020.

“If you sit still, you get passed,” Joey Logano said. “It is like that on the race track and in life. If you get comfortable because it worked in the past, someone is figuring out how to get better. 

“On top of that, society is just changing and everything is moving along and technology changes, and if you don’t try to keep up with it, you get old and slow. We can’t let that happen. We have to keep moving forward and finding the next thing. I think we have done that over the last few years.”

3. Keep an eye on …

Reigning Cup champion Kyle Larson said this week that he thinks Tyler Reddick will be a driver to watch.

“I think Tyler Reddick is going to have an amazing season,” Larson said. “I think he’s been the best car at all the tests. I think he showed last week at the Clash that he is really good.”

Reddick started second in the Clash after winning his heat race. His Clash came to an end when he had a prop shaft failure while leading the event.

With the Next Gen car featuring a composite body, the car can take more of an impact. For a driver like Reddick, who is known to run along the wall, that could be key. The previous car was prone to have the fender bend and cut a tire when the car hit the wall or another vehicle. 

Last year, Reddick put a focus on road courses after struggling on those in 2020. He went on to win the pole at Circuit of the Americas last year and finish ninth. He placed eighth at Road America and was second at the Charlotte Roval.

He used those offseason lessons to guide him this offseason in an effort to further improve.

“I feel when I watch him, I am watching myself just because we are both really aggressive,” Larson said of Reddick. “He seems to be even a little more aggressive and kind of keep things in control better than I could back when I was running really hard in Ganassi equipment trying to run up front.”

“He’s the guy that I look at this year that I feel like is going to have the breakout season and win a lot of races.”

4. Still paying dividends 

A year after Michael McDowell won the Daytona 500, that victory is making an impact for Front Row Motorsports.

One of the biggest benefits is how teams are paid. Part of their payment from each race is based on where the team finished in points the past three seasons. McDowell’s win put him in the playoffs and he finished 16th. General Manager Jerry Freeze told NBC Sports that without the win, the team would have been 23rd in points last year.

That difference, likely to be seven figures, is key as teams are faced with the expense of switching to the Next Gen car.

Freeze also said the win helped with sponsorship, saying the No. 34 team is in a better place than it has been.

“We’ve been able to get more response out of it we previously ever did,” he said. “I think it just gave Front Row Motorsports, Michael McDowell, more recognition with other marketers and other industries that maybe aren’t NASCAR savvy.”

Freeze said that only three races remain unsold on McDowell’s car this year.

But there is more than a financial benefit.

“The impact from Daytona, I feel as much, is just attitude of guys in the shop, that we can win a race against these guys,” Freeze said.

He noted the hiring of crew chief Blake Harris, who had been the car chief at Joe Gibbs Racing for Martin Truex Jr.’s team.

“I don’t know if the guy would have even considered us if we hadn’t proven we could win a race,” Freeze said.

5. Racing the boss

While Bubba Wallace is familiar with racing his boss, Denny Hamlin, last season, it will be a new experience for Chris Buescher, who is a teammate to team co-owner Brad Keselowski at RFK Racing.

Both Keselowski and Buescher seek their first Daytona 500 win, but both won their qualifying races Thursday night.

Keselowski was in position to win last year’s race before contact with teammate Joey Logano wrecked them and others on the last lap of the race, allowing Michael McDowell to win.

Buescher, whose best finish at in the 500 is third in 2020, was asked this week if he would feel comfortable moving Keselowski for the win.

“At the end of the day, for the 500, or for any race, I think I have told him that I will take a shot, but I am not going to wreck my teammate, and I am definitely not going to wreck my boss,” Buescher said. “I think you have to race hard, right? You want to be running 1-2 and have the opportunity to put the cars 1-2 across the line.”

Winners and losers at Charlotte Motor Speedway


A look at winners and losers from Monday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway:


Ryan Blaney — Blaney stopped his winless streak at 59 races and gave team owner Roger Penske his second major race victory in two days. Blaney had the best car but had to fight through restarts late in the race to win.

William Byron — Byron, the winningest driver this season, barely missed getting victory No. 4. He finished second and scored his fifth straight top 10.

Martin Truex Jr. — Truex logged his third top five of the season.

23XI RacingBubba Wallace was fourth and Tyler Reddick fifth, giving 23XI Racing a pair of top-five finishes for the first time in a points race.


Jimmie Johnson — The seven-time champion admitted having problems adjusting to the Next Gen car on a 1.5-mile track. He crashed early and finished last.

Legacy Motor Club — It was a bad night for Jimmie Johnson and his team’s drivers. Johnson finished last in the 37-car field. Noah Gragson was 36th. Erik Jones placed 32nd.

Chase Elliott and Denny Hamlin — Two drivers who had strong cars didn’t make it to the finish after crashing near the halfway point. Hamlin said Elliott “shouldn’t be racing next week. Right-rear hooks are absolutely unacceptable. He shouldn’t be racing.”

NASCAR Xfinity Series results: Justin Allgaier wins at Charlotte


CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Allgaier finally broke through for his first win of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season Monday night.

Allgaier stretched his last fuel load over the final laps to finish in front of John Hunter Nemechek. Cole Custer was third, Austin Hill fourth and Ty Gibbs fifth. Gibbs ran both races Monday, completing 900 miles.

The win also was the first of the season for JR Motorsports.

Charlotte Xfinity results

Xfinity points after Charlotte

Justin Allgaier wins NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway


CONCORD, N.C. — Justin Allgaier won a fuel-mileage gamble to win Monday night’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Allgaier stretched his fuel to outlast second-place John Hunter Nemechek. Following in the top five were Cole Custer, Austin Hill and Ty Gibbs.

The victory was Allgaier’s first of the year and the first of the season for JR Motorsports. He has 20 career wins.

MORE: Charlotte Xfinity results

After a long day at CMS, the race ended at 11:25 p.m. The race started Monday morning but was stopped twice because of weather before it was halted with 48 of 200 laps completed so that the Coca-Cola 600 Cup Series race could be run.

When the race was stopped, Gibbs, Nemechek and Allgaier were in the top three positions.

Gibbs won the first two stages.

Stage 1 winner: Ty Gibbs

Stage 2 winner: Ty Gibbs

Who had a good race: Justin Allgaier has had good cars in previous races but finally cashed in with a win Monday. He led 83 laps. … John Hunter Nemechek, in second, scored his fifth top-two run of the season. … Cole Custer scored his sixth straight top-10 finish. … Ty Gibbs lasted 900 miles for the day and led 52 laps in the Xfinity race.

Who had a bad race: Sam Mayer was running 10th when he spun off Turn 2. He finished 35th. … Sheldon Creed finished three laps down in 28th.

Next: The series moves on to Portland International Raceway in Oregon for a 4:30 p.m. ET race June 3.

What drivers said at Charlotte Motor Speedway


CONCORD, N.C. — What drivers had to say during and after Monday’s 600-mile race at Charlotte Motor Speedway:

Ryan Blaney (Winner) — “I might shed a tear. This has been a cool weekend. Obviously, Memorial Day weekend means a lot, growing up here watching Dad run this race for a long time. It’s so cool just to be a part of it, let alone win it. I just was able to get the lead, and that car was so good that I could kind of bide my time a little bit and then we were able to drive off. I was hoping no caution just because you never know. I know we had the car to do it, but restarts can be crazy. … You start to get to feel like you can’t win anymore when you don’t win in a while. It kind of gets hard. So just super thankful to the 12 guys for believing in me. It’s just so cool. What a weekend with (Josef) Newgarden and Roger (Penske) winning at Indy and us winning the 600. I mean that’s just so cool. That kind of snaps our winless streak right there and that’s even better. We just kept working on it all night, and I think the track took a change. I didn’t feel great at the end of Stage 3. I was kind of getting pressured by a couple guys and we had to work on our car, and it was getting cooler outside.”

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William Byron (Finished 2nd) — “We just needed a little bit. Really happy for Ryan. He really deserves it. He’s a good dude. Cool to see him get a win. We just needed a little bit. I felt like there were enough restarts for him to get back to the front. He had that one pit road where he lost a few spots, and it was kind of between us and the 5 (Kyle Larson). I knew the 12 (Ryan Blaney) and 45 (Tyler Reddick) were a little bit stronger than we were. Thanks to this Liberty University Chevrolet team. The car was great tonight. Just not quite good enough. Really proud of the effort. Pit crew was phenomenal on pit road. Those guys are just high energy, and that pit stall helps.”

Martin Truex Jr. (Finished 3rd) — “It was a handful. We just battled really hard and never gave up on the car. We had some stumbles on pit road – had some issues there. We had some issues getting a flat tire with some contact leaving pit road, which wasn’t our fault, either. Just battled a lot of adversity today, but our Bass Pro Shops Tracker Boats Camry was really fast. At the end of Stage 3, I thought that we had a shot to win this thing and then we got some damage out of nowhere on the splitter, and then I got too tight. We made some adjustments to try to get us balanced back out, but it just wasn’t as fast then, and we still ran third. Just proud of everybody for the effort. We definitely had a shot at this one tonight, just didn’t get enough things to go our way and we didn’t do a good enough job on pit road. It was a fun day overall. We had just too many hiccups, too many issues on pit road with a couple of bad stops and the damage that sent us to the rear and had to come back. I thought through Stage 3 we were going to have a shot at this thing, and out of the blue at the start of the final stage, we got some damage on the splitter from debris and the car was never quite as good. … It means a lot to have all of the soldiers on our cars this weekend. I got to meet an amazing family this weekend. Really wish I could have taken them to victory lane, so it’s a little bittersweet, but overall, it’s a solid day for us.”

Bubba Wallace (Finished 4th) — “It started on Friday. We didn’t get through tech. We are trying to push all we can get, and didn’t happen, so bad pit selection really set us back all day. I knew it would be a grind. I need my pit crew to know that as well – they made a couple mistakes – but they rebounded. We were playing the cards that we were dealt. I’m super proud of this Dr. Pepper Toyota team. Just continuing to make strides and continuing to show up and be a part of the factor. Just makes you think – if you were that close on the final restart, or closer, what could have happened. It looked like the 12 (Ryan Blaney) was lights out all day. About time he got him one. I thought he was done washed up (laughter).” (On confrontation with Aric Almirola) Yeah, we were just frustrated on how we raced each other. We were in Stage 2 of the Coke 600. I finished fourth and that’s a good day for our team.”

Tyler Reddick (Finished 5th) — “We had a great car. We were really, really strong there. Just made a lot of mistakes – we kind of went to the bad side of it on that one strategy in the second stage. We had a million cautions because we just kept crashing. We got behind there and we had to fight to get our track position back after that and we did. We got to the 12 (Ryan Blaney), and just being too aggressive, got sideways and hit the wall, and front there, hit the wall about 10 more times and pretty much took all of the life out of the race car. We had a fantastic car. We just couldn’t get around the 12 (Ryan Blaney). We were way faster than he was for most of the day. I tried to take our time, because it’s obviously a 400-lap race, but yeah, made a few mistakes along the way and then I knocked the fence down and then every time we did, we lost a little speed in our Jordan Brand 23XI Toyota. So yeah, fifth.”

Kyle Busch (Finished 6th) — “Coca-Cola 600s are normally up-and-down, so we definitely had an up-and-down day. But the guys fought hard all race long and made some good repairs. We made a lot of good adjustments. There were a couple that we had to go back on, and then go back on again. But all-in-all, just proud of everyone on the No. 8 Alsco Chevy team. Our car wasn’t as fast as we wanted on the fire-offs there – we wanted the long run to finish. Even though we hadn’t been good on the long runs all night, we adjusted for that, but we just didn’t get it. We’ll take a good solid effort and top-10 finish.”

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (Finished 7th) — “I feel great. I got up and did the ‘Murph’ workout this morning. My trainer wasn’t too thrilled about that, but went ahead and did that, and then came out here and ran 600 miles. Our No. 47 Kroger/Coca-Cola Chevy was so good all night. We just fought some track position every now and then, and then the No. 8 (Kyle Busch) fenced us there. I felt like we would have had a top-five if it wasn’t for that. But all-in-all, it was a great Coca-Cola 600 for us. It was what we needed after last week at the All-Star Race. We kind of got beat up there a little bit. But it’s cool to get another top 10. This team is doing a lot of good things.”

Chris Buescher (Finished 8th) — “It was a really strong day. Our Fastenal Mustang was really good. We got hit on pit road and definitely took a decent amount out of us, so I’m upset about that, but at the end of the day it was a good recovery. We kept digging back and it’s cool to have this camo paint scheme up front for a lot of the day, but I want to do more.”

Austin Dillon (Finished 9th) — “We never gave up all night, and it feels like we passed more cars than anyone else all race long in our Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Off Road Chevrolet. It was a hard-earned top-10 finish. We started this year’s Coca-Cola 600 deep in the field – 33rd — after practice and qualifying were canceled due to weather, but I knew that we would have a chance to be in contention at the end because this is the longest race of the year and there are plenty of laps to work our way forward. It was challenging, though. Pit road was tight for us today, and it felt like every time we gained positions we would pit and get trapped in our box and lose everything we worked so hard for. We never gave up and to finish in the top-10 is a testament to the tenacity that this No. 3 team has. We were just too tight at the end to advance any further, but I think we showed how hard we are willing to work. Today is about our heroes who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. I’m thankful that I can do what I love, which is race, because of them. Thank you to the families of Navy Seal Mark Crampton and Army soldier Rusten Smith for allowing us to recognize them.”

Zane Smith (Finished 10th) – “I am so happy, as happy as could be, really. I was worried when we didn’t take tires there and were running really good and had a really good day. It just worked out, so just a great job by this whole 38 Boot Barn FRM team. We got our Mustang better and better every single stop and that’s so cool. We run on half the budget, if that, than a lot of these guys, so to finish top 10 in our sixth start at the Coke 600 is really cool. It’s been a rough three weeks for me. The Cup Series is a different level and obviously I’m trying to prove I belong here and it’s just an outstanding run. Ryan does an outstanding job and it’s so cool to finish this race, but better yet with a top 10.”

Alex Bowman (Finished 12th)“It doesn’t feel very good at the moment, but about what I was expecting. There was no pain in the car really, but now that I’m out, I feel it a little bit. Just proud of my No. 48 Ally Chevy team. We had a really fast long run car. Obviously the short runs were what we needed, but we were just too tight for that. We got stuck on pit road – every stop, we came in like 10th, but lost spots coming out. But that wasn’t on my guys, it was just pit stall selection. We’ll move onto Gateway. Hopefully we’ll get to qualify there, have a good pit box and just go have a normal day.”

Ryan Preece (Finished 13th) — “What a night. We battled all night long. Some of those cautions just did not work in our favor at all, but we had a good car and just needed track position and clean air. We made strong adjustments throughout the night, and my crew was on it. I think we had a top-10 car. We’ll take 13th after a day like that, and it’s definitely the momentum our team needed. Those top 10s and top fives are coming, and I’m looking forward to St. Louis.”

Justin Haley (Finished 15th) — “We fired off tight today, but the No. 31 team made some great adjustments and had good pit stops. We made it as high as eighth and thought we would get a top 10 there but just got shuffled at the end. A top 15 is not a bad day, but our car was by far the best car we’ve had all year. We made some major gains today as a team.”

Joey Logano (Finished 21st) — “Tough night for the Shell-Pennzoil Mustang team. We struggled with the balance and unfortunately couldn’t miss the late accident and got damage. So happy for Team Penske, Josef and Ryan on a weekend sweep.”

Aric Almirola (Finished 25th) — (On confrontation with Bubba Wallace) “It was early in the race, and I felt like he ran me all over the racetrack and then when he got by me he shot me the bird, so I just went by and asked him why you shot me the bird. I felt like I gave him a lot of room and a lot of respect and he started mouthing off and saying a lot of bad things and cussing at me after he shot me the bird, so I just wasn’t gonna take that. I think it’s squashed. I got my point across. I let him know it’s not acceptable. He’s not gonna cuss at me and shoot me the bird. It was a good night, honestly, for our Smithfield Ford Mustang. It’s Memorial Day and such an honor and privilege to race on Memorial Day. We were running 10th there with 20-something to go and got caught up in that restart wreck in the middle of one and two and got a lot of heavy damage that really killed the race car after that. I hate we didn’t get out of here with a top 10. I felt we certainly had a top 10 race car, got loose on a restart early and hit the right-rear toe link, we fixed it, got two laps down, got all of our laps back and drove from the back to the top 10. I’m really proud of the effort and the fight, not the result, but we certainly fought hard. We’ll go get ready for Gateway. That was a really good racetrack for us last year.”

Austin Cindric (Finished 31st) – “You’re patient for 550 miles; why be patient for the last 40? I probably could have helped myself there by not drifting up the racetrack and knowing my own strength and weaknesses. It’s just unfortunate to get so close to the end of this race and not being able to finish it last year and the same with this year. I felt we had a lot of positives from today – some really good pit stops. We had good speed at times, but just having to put the whole race together as a team. I definitely made some mistakes today and unfortunate not to be able to finish it off.”

Erik Jones (Finished 32nd) — “We had a fast No. 43 U.S. Air Force Chevy, but nothing to really show for it. Appreciate the U.S. Air Force and their support. Just hate that we had the radiator issue, but hopefully we’ll go to Gateway with the same speed and have a good day.”

Chase Elliott (Finished 34th) — “The 11 (Denny Hamlin) ran us up into the fence there. Once you tear the right-side off these things, it’s kind of over. I hate it. I thought our No. 9 NAPA Chevy was getting better. It was nice to be making some gains there throughout the race. Our pit stops were really good. We had some pretty good fortune to get up towards the front there. I was just trying to get to mile 600 and have a shot, so unfortunately failed to do that again.”

Denny Hamlin (Finished 35th) — “I got right-rear hooked in the middle of the straightaway (referring to his collision with Chase Elliott). It’s a tantrum, and he shouldn’t be racing next week. Right rear hooks are absolutely unacceptable. I don’t care. It is the same thing that Bubba Wallace did with Kyle Larson. Exact same. He shouldn’t be racing. It’s a tantrum.”

Noah Gragson (Finished 36th) — “Bummer day for the No. 42 Black Rifle Coffee Company Chevy team. We made it through the first stage clean. Something went through the radiator. We replaced the radiator and the motor blew up. Just frustrating. Thank you to Black Rifle Coffee Company and the Menusa family for coming out here. Wish we could have had a better run for them, but it was an honor to have Sgt. Menusa on the windshield. It makes this weekend all worth it. Wish we could have given him and his family a better run, but we’ll try again at Gateway.”

Jimmie Johnson (Finished 37th) — “I just didn’t know we were put in that three-wide situation. There were a bunch of us cars that were wrecked and just trying to limp it home. Unfortunately, I ended up in a situation I wasn’t aware of and got turned around. It’s a bummer for the No. 84 Club Wyndham Chevy team.”