J.D. Gibbs Rips Captain Thunder Racing.com – Captain Thunder FIRES Back

May 4th, 2011 by Staff

NOTE FROM CAPTAIN THUNDER TO J.D. GIBBS – For the record, the website has been around since 2006. I built in by myself from the ground up. It was not handed to me, I did not inherit it, I am not a member of the Lucky Sperm Club – just a die hard fan of racing with a passion for delivering massive amounts of content to NASCAR fans. I run the website by myself, and I work anywhere from 70-90 hrs per week. I do not charge a membership, and I offer a FREE NASCAR App to all race fans.

And one last thing, thank you for all of the free publicity – your comments have helped more fans learn about Captain Thunder Racing.com

NASCAR Transcript:

J.D. Gibbs and Kyle Busch comment on Captain Thunder’s JGR crew chief story:

Q. J.D., last week you had rumors and questions about possible crew chief swaps. Here you are, taking first and second, Joey 11th. What does this say about the organization as a whole?

J.D. GIBBS: Yeah, you know, it was frustrating in a way. At times kind of comical. I think the website was Captain Thunder. I didn’t know that website. C’mon, listen to that for your information, we’re in trouble (laughter).
KYLE BUSCH: That’s probably Gluck’s site. Can you imagine Jeff running around here with a little cape?
J.D. GIBBS: That wasn’t that big a deal. I think anytime, we haven’t been running like we’re used to running, so that’s a concern. It was nice to put it to bed. Our guys did get a kick out of it. It’s one of those things that when you’re running not as well as you’re used to, people are used to seeing you up front, they start asking questions, leap to crazy conclusions.
For us, it was nice tonight to have a good race all the way around for all our teams.
KYLE BUSCH: The best part of that crew chief swap is Joe called me and said, I guess you heard the news, but I haven’t been able to tell you myself, about the crew chief swap.
I’m like, are you joking? Did it happen?
Then he started laughing and said, I’m just kidding with you. I was wondering whose crew chiefs got swapped. I didn’t know (laughter).
Q. J.D., aside from not having the courage to make Captain Thunder’s dream come true, have you been concerned about the 11 at all or have you had faith they’ll right that?

J.D. GIBBS: They have all the tools there, the guys there, had a great year last year. I think Mike and Denny, they’re quiet, compared to Kyle. Not that he’s loud… It’s just a different personality.
I think they have faith in each other. I think over time, even when you know you’re pretty good, you don’t see it week after week, I think that wears on you. We’ve been through it with all of our drivers over the years. So I think to have a good run at a place where you should run well, I think that was encouraging. I think overall that gives them a little momentum. When people start asking questions, What’s wrong, what’s wrong? At some point, they stop and say, I don’t know, is something wrong? Put that to bed, focus on the rest of the year, get in that Chase spot.

3 Responses

  1. Steve Martell

    Who cares about Capt Stupid, dumb show – Gibbs was right to laugh at him, thunder is a tool and so is the “show”. Gene is the only thing good on it. thunder sux.

  2. Binky

    That’s a little harsh. Capt. Thunder is good on the show, he’s a decent broadcaster, a little slow on interviewing, but gets good guests. I think they are good together.

  3. David Henderson

    Don’t care about thunder, Or his SH!^^Y show. I’m more interested in who Kevin H is gonna try and bully around next. He’s a PUNK. Try bullying Tony Stewart. Or better yet, Ryan Newman. You’d walk away a few teth lite.

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