Grubb Getting Close
By: Jeff Wackerlin - @JWackerlin Twitter and Instagram | MRN.com on December 6, 2011 | 11:13 P.M. EST
"In hoping to get it all ironed out by the end of the week because we have to get things rolling for 2012." (Photo: Getty Images)
MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Darian Grubb says he's close to announcing his plans for 2012.
The 2011 Sprint Cup championship crew chief attended Tuesday night's Stocks-for-Tots fundraising event at the NASCAR Technical Institute and said he hopes to reveal his plans by the end of the week.
"I'm hoping to get it all ironed out by the end of the week because we have to get things rolling for 2012, and get things going no matter where I go."
With today's announcement of the departure of Mike Ford as crew chief for the No. 11 FedEx Toyota and driver Denny Hamlin, the open slot at Joe Gibbs Racing is one possibility for Grubb.
"It's all still rumors at this point," Grubb said. "I've talked to a lot of people and I have narrowed down my list a little bit and I still haven't made any decisions myself. Hopefully by the end of the week, we'll have some decisions made and get some announcements out there.”