Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Stewart Comments on Gibbs Drivers

This is from the NASCAR Midweek Notebook by Tom Jensen on

NEW ATTITUDE Tony Stewart said Tuesday that while he misses former teammate Bobby Labonte, the energy brought to Joe Gibbs Racing by rookie drivers Denny Hamlin and J.J. Yeley has re-energized the entire organization. “I miss Bobby (Labonte) as a teammate,” Stewart said Tuesday. “Bobby was a huge, huge, huge leader in our organization the whole time I was there. You know, it just shows a lot of times chemistry-wise it's amazing what happens when you change the chemistry a little bit. Having two young guys come in that have fresh ideas, that have fresh attitudes, see what we've been able to do so far this year, how well we work together, it's really an exciting time for us at the shop. I feel like we've really taken our program to another level. It's not been because of me; it's been because of the two young guys coming in, the attitude — their attitude has kind of spread through the shop. It's really just kind of given everybody a new fresh attitude and approach to what we're doing this year.”

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