After leading an ungrateful Tony Stewart to a NASCAR Sprint Cup championship — and getting fired for his efforts — Floyd County’s Darian Grubb landed a crew chief gig with Joe Gibbs Racing and will helm Virginian Denny Hamlin‘s efforts next season.
Grubb replaced Mike Ford as crew chief of the #11 FedEx Toyota.
Stewart showed a lack of gratitude and class after winning the championship and then axing the crew chief who took him to the Chase in each of the the Stewart-Hass Racing team’s three years of existence.
The folks at Gibbs say they’re happy to have Grubb on board. Grubb, from all reports, is happy as well.
So are we. Joe Gibbs Racing is a class operation. So is Denny Hamlin’s new crew chief.
- JGR tabs Darian Grubb for Denny Hamlin (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Title-winning crew chief Grubb lands with Hamlin (sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
- JGR names Grubb as Hamlin’s new crew chief (espn.go.com)