Who’s Hot And Who’s Not Heading Into The Daytona 500

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Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

HOT – The rest of Joe Gibbs Racing

While Denny Hamlin might be having some minor issues, the rest of JGR seems to be on the ball.

Matt Kenseth opened the season by winning the Sprint Unlimited and then dominating a good portion of his duel race before falling off at the end. Carl Edwards locked himself into the Daytona 500 on speed last weekend and he showed that speed again Thursday night in the duel races. Kyle Busch might have won his duel race had he not had some pit road issues.

JGR has made a statement early in 2015. HMS might be on top of the mountain in the world of NASCAR but JGR seems primed to knock them off of that perch this season.