Joe Gibbs Racing

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is an American professional stock car racing organization owned and operated by former Washington Football Team coach Joe Gibbs, which first started racing on the NASCAR circuit in 1991. His son, J. D. Gibbs, ran the team with him until his death in 2019. Headquartered in Huntersville, North Carolina, roughly 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Charlotte Motor Speedway, the team has amassed five Cup Series championships since the year 2000.

Joe Gibbs Racing
Owner(s)Joe Gibbs
Coy Gibbs
Principal(s)Dave Alpern (President)
Wally Brown (Competition dir.)
BaseHuntersville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
ARCA Menards Series
Race driversCup Series:
11. Denny Hamlin
18. Kyle Busch
19. Martin Truex Jr.
20. Christopher Bell
Xfinity Series:
18. Drew Dollar, Trevor Bayne, Ryan Truex, Bubba Wallace, John Hunter Nemechek, Connor Mosack, Sammy Smith
19. Brandon Jones
54. Ty Gibbs
ARCA Menards Series:
81. Brandon Jones (part-time)
SponsorsCup Series:
11. FedEx, Sport Clips
18. Mars, Incorporated (M&M's, Ethel M, Skittles, Snickers, Pedigree), Interstate Batteries, DeWalt, Rheem
19. Bass Pro Shops, Reser's Fine Foods, Auto-Owners Insurance
20. DeWalt, Rheem, SiriusXM, Yahoo!
Xfinity Series:
18. Lynx Capital, Devotion Nutrition, Toyota, USA Pickleball, Dr Pepper, Safeway Inc., Acme, ROMCO Equipment, OpenEyes.net, Allstate Parts & Service Group
19. Menards (Swiffer, Patriot Lighting, Barracuda Pumps, Jeld-Wen, Pentair Myers, Oklahoma Joe's Smokers, Nibco, Lyons, Atlas Roofing, Pelonis, Turtle Wax, Delta Faucet, Bali Blinds, Ortho, Tuscany Faucets, Fisher Oven, Magick Wood Vanities, Little Hug, DuPont Air Filtration)
54. Monster Energy, Sport Clips, Interstate Batteries, Reser's Fine Foods, He Gets Us
ARCA Menards Series:
81. Tide, Morton Salt
ManufacturerToyota
Opened1992
Career
DebutCup Series:
1992 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Xfinity Series:
1997 All Pro Bumper To Bumper 300 (Charlotte)
Truck Series:
2000 NAPA 250 (Martinsville)
ARCA Menards Series:
1999 Georgia Boot 400 (Atlanta)
Latest raceCup Series:
2022 Ally 400 (Nashville)

Xfinity Series:
2022 Tennessee Lottery 250 (Nashville)

Truck Series:
2002 Ford 200 (Homestead)
ARCA Menards Series:
2022 Calypso Lemonade 150 (Iowa)
Races competedTotal: 2,016
Cup Series: 1,048
Xfinity Series: 800
Truck Series: 62
ARCA Menards Series: 106
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 9
NASCAR Cup Series: 5
2000, 2002, 2005, 2015, 2019
Xfinity Series: 3
2009, 2016, 2021
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 1
2021
Race victoriesTotal: 408
Cup Series: 197
Xfinity Series: 188
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 23
Pole positionsTotal: 326
Cup Series: 132
Xfinity Series: 174
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 20

For the team's first sixteen seasons, JGR ran cars from General Motors. During that period, the team won their first three championships: two in Pontiac Grand Prixs and one in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Despite this, Joe Gibbs Racing announced during the 2007 season that they would be ending their arrangement with GM at the end of the year and begin running Toyotas the following season. This partnership would eventually bring Toyota their first Premier series championship when Kyle Busch won in 2015.[1]

In the NASCAR Cup Series, the team currently fields four full-time entries: the No. 11 Toyota Camry for Denny Hamlin, the No. 18 Camry for Kyle Busch, the No. 19 Camry for Martin Truex Jr., and the No. 20 Camry for Christopher Bell. In the Xfinity Series, the team currently fields three full-time entries: the No. 18 Toyota Supra for multiple drivers, the No. 19 Supra for Brandon Jones, the No. 54 Supra for Ty Gibbs.

The team also has a strong development program for up and coming drivers, grooming future Cup winners Joey Logano and Aric Almirola and winning one championship in the Camping World East Series with Logano. The organization teamed up with former NFL player Reggie White in 2004 to create a diversity program,[2][3] fielding drivers such as Almirola, Marc Davis, and Darrell Wallace Jr., and forming the basis for NASCAR's own Drive for Diversity program. Currently Chandler Smith is under a development contract driving in the Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports and the ARCA Menards Series for JGR.

JGR has a technical alliance with 23XI Racing that started in 2021.[4]


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