Gibbs hoping Hamlin's victory the breakthrough team looking for

Denny Hamlin had run well enough to win most of the season. That he finally did win at New Hampshire was a relief to him and the Joe Gibbs Racing team, writes David Newton.

Updated: July 1, 2007, 9:04 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

LOUDON, N.H. -- J.D. Gibbs stood in the garage before Sunday's Nextel Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway fending off reports about his organization moving from General Motors to Toyota and deflecting questions about his interest in Kyle Busch.

Had it been a few weeks earlier, he would have been under the gun about the team's pursuit of Dale Earnhardt Jr.

After nearly 10 minutes of lighthearted interrogation, Gibbs backed away from the crowd of reporters and let out ...

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