Denny Hamlin may have called for long-term changes to the way Joe Gibbs Racing builds chassis on Friday at Martinsville Speedway, but teammate Kyle Busch does not feel the same way.
"I don't see those issues," Busch said. "Denny sometimes feels things in the car that I don't feel, or if I do feel them I drive through them."
Busch said conversations with other drivers in the garage seem to indicate most of the teams are struggling with the same issues, saying, "It's not just indicative of the JGR cars, it's across the board."
He admitted it is difficult for a team to manage the differing wants and needs of multiple drivers within the organization, but needs to find a consensus.
"Certainly, we can't build three different chassis for three different teams and three different drivers," he said. "They need to be the same across the board. It's just a matter of what you do with those chassis."
Busch can relate to Hamlin's concerns, though, after experiencing a similar situation with his Late Model program in years past. After getting "a few more smarter people" involved in the process, things turned around and they "haven't lost a race all year in Late Models."
"It's not a matter of chassis," he said. "It's a matter of what you do with it, how you bolt it together, what pieces you use, that kinds of stuff."
Busch credits much of his success to his work with crew chief Dave Rogers, but admits there is more work to be done.
"There's still a lot for us to gain on," he said. "We're not the best by any means, for sure. There's nobody out there that is currently dominating this thing, either. You just have to take it in stride, take what you can get and get what you can out of the race cars each and every week."