According to Foxsports, Steve Addington cleaned out his office at Joe Gibbs Racing, after six seasons with the team. He is rumored to be headed to Penske Championship Racing’s No. 2 with driver Kurt Busch, or to Richard Petty Motorsports’s No. 19 with Elliott Sadler.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Dave Rogers, current crew chief of JGR’s No. 20 Nationwide Series team, will assume crew chief duties for Kyle Busch and the No. 18 Sprint Cup team. No word on Steve Addington’s new role.
Joe Gibbs Racing is considering replacing Kyle Busch’s crew chief, Steve Addington, in an effort to improve the team’s on track performance next season, according to ESPN. JD Gibbs, president of JGR, indicated that the decision would be based on more than the team’s performance over the next four races.
On Tuesday, NASCAR issued penalties and fines to Joe Gibbs Racing because the left front of its No. 18 Toyota was found to be too low during post-race inspection.
Last Sunday’s Goodys Fast Pain Relief 500 from Martinsville Speedway is a reminder of how far Kyle Busch still has to go before he is championship material.