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May 8, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
An appeals board sided with Joe Gibbs Racing on Wednesday and substantially reduced penalties levied against the team for having an illegal part in Matt Kenseth's engine when Kenseth won at Kansas Speedway last month. Kenseth initially was stripped of 50 Sprint Cup Series championship points, but the three-member National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel reduced the penalty to 12 points. That lifted Kenseth back up to fourth from 11th in the Sprint Cup title standings. In addition, Kenseth crew chief Jason Ratcliff saw his suspension pared to one race from six, although a $200,000 fine against Ratcliff was left intact.
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May 8, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
An appeals board sided with Joe Gibbs Racing on Wednesday and substantially reduced penalties levied against the team for having an illegal part in Matt Kenseth's engine when Kenseth won at Kansas Speedway last month. Kenseth initially was stripped of 50 Sprint Cup Series championship points, but the three-member National Stock Car Racing Appeals Panel reduced the penalty to 12 points. That lifted Kenseth back up to fourth from 11th in the Sprint Cup title standings. In addition, Kenseth crew chief Jason Ratcliff saw his suspension pared to one race from six, although a $200,000 fine against Ratcliff was left intact.
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September 3, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Joe Gibbs Racing is expected to announce Tuesday that veteran Matt Kenseth will join its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2013. Kenseth, the 2003 Cup champion who's third in this year's standings, would take over the No. 20 Toyota currently driven by Joey Logano . JGR, owned by Hall of Fame NFL coach Joe Gibbs , on Sunday scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at its Huntersville, N.C, headquarters. Kenseth, 40, became available earlier this season when he announced plans to leave Roush Fenway Racing , where he drives the No. 17 Ford, after this year.
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April 24, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Turns out an engine part on Matt Kenseth's Toyota was three grams too light when the NASCAR driver raced to victory Sunday at Kansas Speedway, the equivalent of about two cotton balls in the words of his engine builder. But in terms of Kenseth's bid to win his second Sprint Cup championship, the violation carried the weight of an anvil. Kenseth on Wednesday drew a massive 50-point penalty from NASCAR for having the unapproved part, knocking Kenseth from eighth in the Cup standings to a tie for 14th with Jeff Gordon.
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March 13, 1993
As a die-hard Washington Redskin fan, I've been in quite a few disputes with fans from Dallas, Philadelphia and New York. But all I ever had to say to restore the harmony was, "Don't you just love Joe Gibbs?" Now what am I going to do? PATTY CLOUGH Los Angeles
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January 30, 1988 | Dave Distel
When Don Coryell became football coach at San Diego State, one of the first guys he went out and got was Joe Gibbs. When he moved to the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the first guys he went out and got was Joe Gibbs. When he came home to San Diego as the Chargers' coach, you guessed it . . . "I had to get Joe," Coryell said, laughing. Don Coryell was talking from his home on Mt. Helix, a few miles from the mountain Gibbs occupies these days.
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March 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Here's another sparkling entry in the storied career of Hall of Fame NFL coach Joe Gibbs: His NASCAR team's performance in Fontana. Gibbs driver Joey Logano won the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, giving Gibbs a record eight consecutive wins at the two-mile oval in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series. The streak "means a lot," said Gibbs, who also has a team in NASCAR's elite Sprint Cup Series that includes Logano. "These things are so hard to win. Southern California, we love coming here.
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August 7, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kyle Busch has decided to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing next season and began informing other teams Monday of his decision. A source close to Busch, 22, told the Associated Press that the driver had selected Gibbs after a seven-week search that began when Hendrick Motorsports released him to make room for Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season. The source requested anonymity because the deal was not finalized.
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April 21, 2004 | Sam Farmer, Times Staff Writer
For the Washington Redskins, everything old is new again. But for Coach Joe Gibbs, many things old are taboo. "We've all got to prove ourselves," said Gibbs, lured back to football this off-season to steer a rudderless franchise on course. "I'm not thinking about the past. I'm not wearing a Super Bowl ring. I'm focused on doing something today." Every coach might say the same, although Gibbs has proved he's one of the most capable leaders in NFL history.
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February 16, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Joe Gibbs was a teen-ager in Southern California, it was uncertain whether he would become a professional drag racer or a football coach. On the drag strips, he progressed to top fuel, the top of the line in hot rods, when he was offered his first coaching job at Florida State. "If I'd got a job in the West, I'd probably have stuck with racing, and who knows what might have happened?"
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February 9, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Darrell Wallace Jr. will become only the fourth black driver to race full time in one of NASCAR's three national series after Joe Gibbs Racing on Saturday said the 19-year-old will drive in NASCAR's truck series this year. "I can't wait to get on the track at Daytona [International Speedway]," site of the first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race Feb. 22, Wallace said in a statement. Wallace is a developmental driver under contract with Gibbs and will race the No. 54 Toyota truck prepared by the team of Kyle Busch Motorsports.
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September 4, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Joe Gibbs Racing, as expected, announced Tuesday that former champion Matt Kenseth will join its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team next year. Kenseth, who already had said he was leaving Roush Fenway Racing after this season, will take over the No. 20 Toyota currently driven by Joey Logano. Gibbs' other drivers are Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. Logano, in turn, is widely considered a leading candidate to move to Penske Racing next season to drive the No. 22 car formerly driven by A.J. Allmendinger, who failed a drug test and was released by Penske on Aug. 1. [Updated at 1:41 p.m.: Penske Racing confirmed Tuesday that Logano will drive its No. 22 Ford next season.
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September 3, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Joe Gibbs Racing is expected to announce Tuesday that veteran Matt Kenseth will join its NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team in 2013. Kenseth, the 2003 Cup champion who's third in this year's standings, would take over the No. 20 Toyota currently driven by Joey Logano . JGR, owned by Hall of Fame NFL coach Joe Gibbs , on Sunday scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at its Huntersville, N.C, headquarters. Kenseth, 40, became available earlier this season when he announced plans to leave Roush Fenway Racing , where he drives the No. 17 Ford, after this year.
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June 2, 2012 | Wire reports
Joey Logano passed Ryan Truex with a few laps left on Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway in Delaware. Truex was second and Brian Scott third for a 1-2-3 finish for Joe Gibbs Racing. Truex had the top car toward the end of the race until he got loose with less than 10 laps left. Logano capitalized and made the late charge through lapped traffic to zip past Truex for his fourth Nationwide win of the season. Kurt Busch was fourth and Justin Allgaier fifth, and they exchanged words on pit road after the race.
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May 18, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
It seemed a star-studded marriage: James Stewart, a three-time champion of off-road motorcycle racing, signed a multiyear contract with the Yamaha motorcycle team of Joe Gibbs Racing of NASCAR fame. The plan also was for Gibbs to provide a path for Stewart to pursue his goal of becoming a NASCAR stock car driver when his motorcycle days were over. But only seven months after announcing their union, Stewart and Gibbs recently parted ways and Stewart has signed with a new team, Yoshimura Suzuki, for both motocross and supercross.
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March 24, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Here's another sparkling entry in the storied career of Hall of Fame NFL coach Joe Gibbs: His NASCAR team's performance in Fontana. Gibbs driver Joey Logano won the Royal Purple 300 at Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, giving Gibbs a record eight consecutive wins at the two-mile oval in NASCAR's second-level Nationwide Series. The streak "means a lot," said Gibbs, who also has a team in NASCAR's elite Sprint Cup Series that includes Logano. "These things are so hard to win. Southern California, we love coming here.
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December 11, 1989 | BRIAN HEWITT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Redskins did what they had to do Sunday, beating the Chargers, 26-21, to remain alive in the NFC wild card chase. "Alive and breathing," said Washington's Joe Gibbs after his 100th NFL victory as a head coach. The win gave the Redskins an 8-6 record, the same as Minnesota and Green Bay. And the Chargers (4-10) did what they had to do.
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January 8, 1993 | CHRIS GODFREY, Chris Godfrey, a member of the New York Giants' 1987 Super Bowl championship team, is a 1993 J.D. candidate at the University of Notre Dame Law School. He and his wife, Daria, have four children
Redskins coach Joe Gibbs marveled at how his team took on "new life" recently to defeat the Vikings in the NFC wildcard game. Gibbs knows a lot about "new life," and it's not all on the field. Joining 11 players from last year's Super Bowl, Gibbs stars in a new pro-life video, "Life . . . the Way of Champions." Like the six 1987 Super Bowl champion New York Giants players who shot a pro-life video in 1989, these athletes have joined in protecting the innocents' right to life.
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March 6, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
In this week's Sports Illustrated, NFL writer Peter King has a comprehensive story on the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal in which he says Commissioner Roger Goodell is furious about the revelations and prepared to take severe action. "This is a seminal moment in the culture change we have to make," a source close to Goodell told King, according to ProFootballTalk.com. "This has to stop now. Every team needs to hear the message that we're in a different era now, where this appalling behavior is going to end. " According to King's source, when Goodell first heard the allegations of the Saints paying bounties, the commissioner said, "God forbid this is true.
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March 5, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Reporting from Avondale, Ariz. NASCAR's Denny Hamlin is off to a fast start in this year's title chase thanks to his victory in Phoenix, but other early trends are developing as well. Here are some story lines to take away from Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway as the Sprint Cup Series heads to the 1.5-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway next weekend. -- Joe Gibbs Racing is strong out of the gate after a disappointing 2011 . Not only did Hamlin earn his first victory at Phoenix, he climbed atop the early Cup standings.
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