BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joe Gibbs Racing had three victories at this point last season, including back-to-back wins by Kyle Busch. Then Carl Edwards reeled off consecutive victories and the organization was easily the best in NASCAR.
Now? The team is winless through the first seven races of the season and looking to break the drought at Bristol Motor Speedway.
"I would have to say that obviously we're not as strong this year out of the gate," Busch said Friday. "I feel as though we're competitive and we're close, but we're not there. I don't think there's any reason for cause for concern yet."
The speed chart Friday indicated JGR may be on the right...