Sources are indicating that Joe Gibbs Racing is actively looking for a top line Sprint Cup driver to replace Tony Stewart, which is looking increasingly likely.
Carl Edwards was the top free agent, but two weeks ago he signed an extension to stay at Roush. Team owner Jack Roush later said the team received a stiff challenge for Edwards from a competing team, which appears now to have been JGR.
Team president J.D. Gibbs refused to address claims that the team pursued Edwards. “We don’t discuss driver negotiations,” he repeated over and over, which hardly put the Edwards rumor to rest.
Roush fenway driver Greg Biffle could be JGR’s next target now that it’s hardly a slam dunk that he will stay at Roush in light of the comments Biffle made following the Darlington race.