Coach Joe Gibbs could be partially satisfied with the performance of his drivers. Christopher Bell was the most convincing and achieved victory. He will advance to the next round. On the other hand, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr will have a much more difficult task.
In an interview with the media, Joe Gibbs emphasized that sport sometimes brings happy and sometimes less happy moments. Having such great drivers in this part of the championship is really what every team wants. “Today Adam and Christopher, they don’t give up.
I know Denny and Martin won’t either. It’s just amazing sometimes what can happen in this sport. To have the 19 do what it did in regular season, you don’t luck out on that. That was 26 weeks, won it by a bunch.
It shows you what can happen in sports. It’s the greatest reality show in the world because we don’t know. I think as fans, that’s why we all like it. We don’t know. So just thrilled to be a part of it. God has blessed us with a lot of great people really.
”- Gibbs said.
Joe Gibbs: I don’t think anything’s a given
As previously mentioned, Christopher Bell has secured a spot in the Championship 4. The remaining two drivers face a hard challenge, but it's not impossible.
Having one driver in the Championship 4 is indeed praiseworthy, and the JGR team serves as a great example to others on how to work smartly and strive for excellence. “I think it’s hard to get in the Final 4. I’ll tell you that.
I don’t think anything’s a given. Certainly the 19, all they did in regular season, like I mentioned, as good as they are, but we’ve had real disappointments with everything that’s happened. I think the 11 has been pretty consistent up until the last couple of weeks.
I think you’re looking at it, and the great thing is we have three cars for our team that have a chance. We still got a chance. That’s the way we look at it. I think we’re going to Martinsville, it’s going to be a classic, I’m sure.
But we do have a chance. We go there with both Denny and Martin…” Source: on3.com