Joe Gibbs met with the media following Denny Hamlin’s win at Pocono Raceway on Sunday and was asked:
"Joe, is there any part of you that feels kind of bad for Erik after today? Do you have any timeline yet on a decision on him for next year?"
JOE GIBBS: Yeah, no, I want to say to everybody, it’s so hard putting everything together. I know people get frustrated because you haven’t made a decision yet on some things. But I just say this: there’s sponsors involved, so many relationships involved, you’re trying to get through all that and work it all out.
Yeah, I think honestly that’s part of Erik’s world. It doesn’t go easy sometimes. He knows. I keep him updated, we do. He knows we’re working as hard as we can. Hopefully it will be one of those things will get put in place here pretty quick.
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