Jump to content

Joe Gibbs Racing

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joe Gibbs Racing
Owner(s)
Principal(s)Dave Alpern (President)
BaseHuntersville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Cup Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series
ARCA Menards Series
Race driversCup Series:
11. Denny Hamlin
19. Martin Truex Jr.
20. Christopher Bell
54. Ty Gibbs
Xfinity Series:
18. Sheldon Creed
19. Ryan Truex, Aric Almirola, Ty Gibbs, Taylor Gray, Josh Bilicki, Brett Moffitt, Justin Bonsignore, Joe Graf Jr., William Sawalich
20. John Hunter Nemechek, Aric Almirola, Ryan Truex, Ty Gibbs, Christopher Bell
81. Chandler Smith
ARCA Menards Series:
18. Tanner Gray, William Sawalich
SponsorsCup Series:
11. FedEx, Sport Clips, Mavis Tire and Brakes, Interstate Batteries, Yahoo!
19. Bass Pro Shops, Reser's Fine Foods, Auto-Owners Insurance, Interstate Batteries
20. DeWalt, Interstate Batteries, Rheem, Mobil 1, Yahoo!
54. Monster Energy, He Gets Us, SiriusXM, Interstate Batteries
Xfinity Series:
18. Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, Toyota, Michael Roberts Construction
19. Toyota, He Gets Us, Go Bowling, Place of Hope, Operation 300, DiTEC Marine Products, Starkey/SoundGear, Destiny Homes, M3 Technology
20. Pye-Barker Fire & Safety, Safeway, Dial, He Gets Us, Toyota Gazoo Racing, Daisy Brand, Mobil 1
81. Mobil 1, Quick Tie, Wheelers, Smith General Contracting
ARCA Menards Series:
18. Place of Hope, Starkey/SoundGear
ManufacturerChevrolet (1992–1996, 2003–2007), Pontiac (1997–2002), Toyota (2008–Present)
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:
2024 Iowa Corn 350 (Iowa)

Xfinity Series:
2024 SciAps 200 (Loudon)

Truck Series:
2002 Ford 200 (Homestead)
ARCA Menards Series:
2024 Zinsser SmartCoat 150 (Mid-Ohio)
Races competedTotal: 2,178
Cup Series: 1,123
Xfinity Series: 859
Truck Series: 60
ARCA Menards Series: 136
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 10
NASCAR Cup Series: 5
2000, 2002, 2005, 2015, 2019
Xfinity Series: 4
2009, 2016, 2021, 2022
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 1
2021
Race victoriesTotal: 454
Cup Series: 213
Xfinity Series: 210
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 31
Pole positionsTotal: 361
Cup Series: 147
Xfinity Series: 184
Truck Series: 0
ARCA Menards Series: 30

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is an American professional stock car racing organization founded by Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs. His son, J. D. Gibbs, ran the team with him until his death in 2019. Founded in Huntersville, North Carolina, in 1992. JGR has won five Cup Series championships.

For the team's first 16 seasons, Joe Gibbs Racing ran cars from General Motors, winning three championships: two in Pontiac Grand Prixs and one in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The team switched to Toyota beginning in the 2008 season, and in 2015 brought Toyota their first Premier series championship with Kyle Busch's victory.[1]

The team fields four full-time entries in the NASCAR Cup Series: the No. 11 Toyota Camry for Denny Hamlin, the No. 19 Camry for Martin Truex Jr., the No. 20 Camry for Christopher Bell, and the No. 54 Camry for Ty Gibbs. In the Xfinity Series, the team fields four full-time entries: the No. 18 Toyota GR Supra for Sheldon Creed, the No. 19 & No. 20 Supra for several drivers, and the No. 81 Supra for Chandler Smith.

The team has a driver development program that groomed future Cup winners Joey Logano and Aric Almirola and won one championship in the Camping World East Series (now known as the ARCA Menards East Series) with Logano. The team won the 2021 ARCA Menards Series championship with Ty Gibbs. 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 Bubba Wallace, and forming the basis for NASCAR's Drive for Diversity program.

In 2021, JGR formed a technical alliance with 23XI Racing.[4] In 2023, JGR sold minority stakes to Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE) and Arctos Partners.[5]

History[edit]

The team's headquarters.
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series cars being prepared in 2018.

Gibbs founded the team in 1991 after exploring opportunities with Don Meredith, who currently serves as the team's Executive Vice President.[6] In 1997, Gibbs' son J. D. Gibbs was named team president.[7][8] In 1998, the team began building its facility in Huntersville, North Carolina.[8] The team expanded to a two-car operation in 1999 with Tony Stewart's No. 20 Home Depot-sponsored car, then in 2005 added the No. 11 FedEx-sponsored car driven by Denny Hamlin and owned by Coy Gibbs.[9] For the 2015 season, the team added the No. 19 car driven by Carl Edwards, who followed former Roush Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to JGR.[10]

After winning three Cup championships and more than 70 NASCAR races in Chevrolet and Pontiac equipment, team officials announced in September 2007 that they would switch to Toyota (who had just entered the Cup series that year) after their contract with General Motors ended at the end of the season. Joe Gibbs said Toyota offered the team resources and options they "were not going to be able to afford to do" if they remained at GM. It was also reported that JGR executives felt they were treated by GM as less important than other GM teams such as Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing.[11]

In 2012, JGR shuttered its in-house Sprint Cup Series engine program, merging with California-based Toyota Racing Development which provides engines to JGR and 23XI Racing.[12][13] The team builds engines for its own Xfinity Series operations and ARCA Menards Series operations of Venturini Motorsports.The team had a technical alliance with Furniture Row Racing, a single-car team based in Denver, Colorado, which closed after the 2018 season.[14][15][16] In June 2023, JGR received a minority investment from Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), founded and managed by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, and Arctos Partners. Gibbs became a limited partner of HBSE in the transaction.[5]

NASCAR Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series[edit]

Car No. 11 history[edit]

Brian Scott at Road America in 2012.
Brian Scott (2011–2012)

The No. 11 team began racing in 2011. JGR signed 22-year-old Brian Scott (former driver of the No. 11 with Braun Racing) to a two-year contract, with Kevin Kidd announced as the crew chief, and Scott bringing sponsorship from his family-owned Shore Lodge.[17][18] The new team was constantly hampered by bad luck during races, with 5 DNF's on the season. Scott earned a pole, two top 5s and seven top 10s, finishing 8th in points.[19] For 2012, Dollar General expanded its sponsorship deal with JGR, sponsoring the No. 11 car for the full season.[20] Despite showing speed, the team continued to struggle finishing races (7 DNF's), and had a best finish of 3rd at Dover, with Scott finishing 9th in points.[19]

Elliott Sadler (2013–2014)
Elliott Sadler at Road America in 2014.

In 2013, Scott was replaced by veteran Elliott Sadler, who finished second in the championship standings in the two prior seasons. Sadler brought sponsorship from OneMain Financial with him from Richard Childress Racing.[21] After winning four races in 2012, Sadler went winless in 2013, though he did score 20 top 10s en route to a fourth-place points finish. Sadler scored his first win for JGR at Talladega in 2014, leading a race high 40 laps.[22] On October 31, 2014, it was announced that Sadler would depart for Roush Fenway Racing's Nationwide program, taking the OneMain sponsorship with him.[23] The team's points and crew were moved to the No. 18 for the 2015 season, and the number was reassigned in 2016 to Kaulig Racing for Blake Koch.

Car No. 11 results[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 Owners Pts
2011 Brian Scott 11 Toyota DAY
34
PHO
9
LVS
14
BRI
12
CAL
13
TEX
10
TAL
11
NSH
22
RCH
15
DAR
29
DOV
30
IOW
27
CLT
8
CHI
17
MCH
17
ROA
16
DAY
12
KEN
15
NHA
17
NSH
17
IRP
15
IOW
14
GLN
14
CGV
12
BRI
10
ATL
12
RCH
32
CHI
3
DOV
11
KAN
17
CLT
5
TEX
12
PHO
41
HOM
9
15th 947
2012 DAY
37
PHO
14
LVS
34
BRI
35
CAL
4
TEX
37
RCH
14
TAL
36
DAR
7
IOW
11
CLT
31
DOV
3
MCH
9
ROA
7
KEN
30
DAY
32
NHA
12
CHI
11
IND
14
IOW
18
GLN
10
CGV
24
BRI
34
ATL
11
RCH
28
CHI
10
KEN
11
DOV
7
CLT
8
KAN
26
TEX
22
PHO
8
HOM
7
15th 853
2013 Elliott Sadler DAY
15
PHO
5
LVS
5
BRI
36
CAL
7
TEX
13
RCH
6
TAL
11
DAR
2
CLT
13
DOV
28
IOW
3
MCH
8
ROA
9
KEN
2
DAY
3
NHA
18
CHI
4*
IND
13
IOW
8
GLN
5
MOH
6
BRI
10
ATL
18
RCH
8
CHI
19
KEN
14
DOV
5
KAN
10
CLT
36
TEX
7
PHO
8
HOM
16
7th 1090
2014 DAY
5
PHO
6
LVS
13
BRI
17
CAL
5
TEX
10
DAR
2
RCH
6
TAL
1*
IOW
5
CLT
12
DOV
9
MCH
17
ROA
9
KEN
10
DAY
21
NHA
6
CHI
10
IND
15
IOW
10
GLN
7
MOH
7
BRI
29
ATL
10
RCH
8
CHI
6
KEN
13
DOV
5
KAN
7
CLT
9
TEX
9
PHO
3
HOM
9
6th 1154

Car No. 18 history[edit]

Part-time with Tony Stewart and Bobby Labonte (1998)

The current 18 car came under JGR control when owner Joe Gibbs purchased the No. 44 Shell Oil-sponsored Pontiac from his Cup Series driver Bobby Labonte, who had been operating the team under his control. The team made its debut under the Gibbs banner at the 1998 NAPA Auto Parts 300 with then-IndyCar driver Tony Stewart driving. Stewart, he qualified 9th but finished 31st after a crash. At the next week at Rockingham Speedway, Stewart qualified on the pole, led 60 laps, and finished 2nd. Stewart ran a total of 22 races that year, with five top-five finishes and winning two pole positions. Labonte ran five races that year in that car in 1998, winning the Diamond Hill Plywood 200.

Part-time (1999)

The team switched to No. 18 with sponsorship from MBNA for 1999. Labonte ran only one race before he suffered shoulder injuries in a qualifying crash at Darlington. Late in the year, Jason Leffler, like Stewart an accomplished open wheel racer, ran four races in the car that year, his best finish being a 20th at Memphis Motorsports Park.

Jason Leffler (2000)

Leffler ran the car full-time in 2000, winning a pole at Texas Motor Speedway, and posting three top-ten finishes. After that season, he left for the Cup Series with Chip Ganassi Racing, and Jeff Purvis took his place.

Jeff Purvis and Mike McLaughlin (2001)

Purvis started strong and was seventh in points but was released after the GNC Live Well 250 because of sponsorship issues. Mike McLaughlin replaced him, finishing seventh in points that season.

Mike McLaughlin (2002)

McLaughlin returned for 2002, and despite going winless in 2002, he moved up to fourth place in points. However, owner Joe Gibbs wanted his son Coy in a full-time ride, leaving McLaughlin without a ride.

Coy Gibbs (2003)

In his rookie season, The now late Coy Gibbs drove the No. 18 full time in 2003. Gibbs had two Top 10 finishes and finished runner-up to David Stremme for Rookie of the Year.

Part-time (2004)

The team scaled back to a part-time schedule for 2004. In November 2003, JGR signed highly touted USAC Champion J. J. Yeley to a multi-year contract, beginning his stock car career with eight ARCA Menards Series events and 10-12 Busch Series races in the 2004 season.[24] The Home Depot's Vigoro Lawn and Garden Products would sponsor Yeley's efforts, making their BGN debut at Las Vegas in March.[25] In his first race, Yeley qualified a strong seventh, but finished 23rd and two laps down.[26] Yeley would end up running 17 races, garnering four Top 10 finishes and finishing fourth in Rookie of the Year standings behind future Cup drivers Kyle Busch, Clint Bowyer, and Paul Menard.[27] Bobby Labonte ran two races with a best finish of 7th, while Denny Hamlin finished a strong sixth at the fall race at Darlington.

J. J. Yeley (2005–2006)

Yeley ran the car full-time in 2005, finishing in the top-ten twelve times and finishing 11th in points. Yeley continued to run full-time in 2006, finishing 5th in the points standings with three poles, nine Top 5s, 22 Top 10s, and 27 Top 15s. Yeley announced in Daytona that he would be driving in the No. 1 Miccosukee Gaming and Resorts-sponsored Chevrolet for Phoenix Racing in the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series.

Brad Coleman at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2010.
Multiple drivers (2007)

In January 2007, former Brewco Motorsports development driver and ARCA standout Brad Coleman signed to drive the No. 18 car for 17 of the 35 races, with Carino's Italian Grill sponsoring his efforts.[28] Kevin Conway was signed for eight races beginning at Bristol in March with Z-Line Designs sponsoring,[29] while Tony Stewart and development driver Aric Almirola filled out the schedule with Goody's Headache Powder and ConAgra Foods sponsorships. Almirola put the car on the pole at the season opener at Daytona, and had a best finish of 4th at Charlotte. Coleman earned his first career Busch Series pole at Talladega, and had three Top 5s and five Top 10s. Without sponsorship for a full-time ride with JGR, Coleman returned to the renamed Baker Curb Racing following the season and signed a development contract with Hall of Fame Racing.[30]

Kyle Busch in 2008.
Part-time (2008)

For 2008, the No. 18 was piloted by the team of Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch with sponsorship coming from Southern Farm Bureau, Interstate Batteries, and Z-Line Designs. Despite running a partial schedule, Busch won ten races in 2008, including eight in the No. 18, and would finish sixth in points while Hamlin scored a single victory in the No. 18 at Dover. 18-year-old JGR development driver Marc Davis made his one and only national series start for the team in October at Memphis Motorsports Park with DLP HDTV sponsoring.[31]

Kyle Busch (2009)

In 2009, Kyle Busch went full time in the Nationwide Series, driving the No. 18 Z-Line Designs / NOS Toyota. Busch won 9 races and won the 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Title.

Michael McDowell at Road America in 2012.
Multiple drivers (2010–2013)

In 2010, Kyle Busch ran most of the races that were paired with Sprint Cup Series races, while Brad Coleman returned to run the stand-alone races. For 2011, Busch drove the No. 18 for a majority of the season, splitting the ride with Michael McDowell, who ran both Iowa races, Lucas Oil Raceway, and the road courses Road America and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve with sponsorship from Pizza Ranch. McDowell won the pole at Road America and dominated until late-race contact with another car. Drivers Kelly Bires, Drew Herring, and Joey Logano also took turns in the No. 18. Bires ran at Richmond and Chicago with International Comfort Products Corporation, Herring drove at the second Nashville race with Sport Clips, and Logano drove the No. 18 at Chicago, Dover, Kansas, and Phoenix. For 2012, the No. 18 would have a similar lineup, featuring Hamlin, Logano, Herring, McDowell, and Ryan Truex. Logano would take seven victories with the No. 18 team, handing the team the Nationwide Owners' Championship. For 2013, the No. 18 and 20 teams swapped. Matt Kenseth drove the No. 18 for 16 races with sponsorship from Reser's Fine Foods and GameStop. He won the July race at Daytona and the October race at Kansas. The No. 18 car did not run in 2014.

Daniel Suárez (2015)
Daniel Suárez at Road America in 2015

On August 19, 2014, JGR announced that Toyota Series and K&N Pro Series East driver Daniel Suárez would drive the No. 18 full-time in 2015 with a sponsorship from Arris, running for Rookie of the Year.[32] Suárez had a strong rookie season, earning eight top fives, 18 top tens, and three poles to finish fifth in points and beat out Darrell Wallace Jr. for Rookie of the Year.[33]

Multiple drivers (2016–2019)
Owen Kelly at Road America in 2016.

The team inherited the No. 54's points and equipment in 2016, fielding multiple drivers,[34] starting with former JGR driver Bobby Labonte at Daytona.[35] Kyle Busch drove a limited schedule, with former sponsor NOS Energy Drink (owned by Monster Beverage) funding both Busch and Labonte's efforts.[35] Matt Tifft was scheduled to drive 13 races for the team, but was replaced for several races as he recovered from a removal of a tumor in his brain.[36][37] Sam Hornish Jr. replaced Tifft for the June Xfinity race at Iowa, and won the race.[38][39] David Ragan ran the July Xfinity race at Daytona, and won the pole, and was in contention for the win, but crashed on the final lap of the race. Road course specialist Owen Kelly ran the road course races at Mid-Ohio and Road America, and Dakoda Armstrong ran the July Xfinity race at Iowa. The No. 18 car won 12 races in 2016, ten with Busch, one at Charlotte with Hamlin, and one with Hornish at Iowa.

For 2017, multiple drivers again raced in the No. 18. Daniel Suárez drove 12 races beginning at Daytona in February with sponsorship from Juniper. Kyle Busch drove 10 races with sponsor NOS Energy Drink beginning at Atlanta in March, winning 5 races at Atlanta, Kentucky, Loudon, Watkins Glen, and Bristol. Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Christopher Bell made his Xfinity Series debut with the No. 18 team at Charlotte, finishing 4th. Bell would also drive the car at Road America, Kansas, Texas, and Phoenix. Bell won the race at Kansas after catching and passing teammate Erik Jones for his first career Xfinity Series win in his 5th start. Bell had sponsorship from SiriusXM at Charlotte, Toyotacare at Road America, JBL at Kansas, and Safelite at Texas and Phoenix. ARCA driver Kyle Benjamin drove the No. 18 with sponsorship from Reser's Fine Foods and Sport Clips at both Iowa races and Kentucky in September with a best finish of 2nd at the July Iowa race to teammate Ryan Preece. Regan Smith returned to the Xfinity series in a one-race deal in the No. 18 at Mid-Ohio with sponsorship from Interstate Batteries. Denny Hamlin also drove one race in the No. 18, running a throwback scheme at Darlington with Sport Clips sponsoring, Hamlin won the race. Ryan Preece drove the No. 18 car at Homestead with Safelite as the sponsor and finished 5th in preparation for an expanded ten–race schedule with the team in 2018. Preece shared the car with JGR's cup series drivers Busch, Suárez, Hamlin, and Jones in 2018. Preece would go on to win at Bristol.

In 2019, Busch returned for seven races with Hamlin running the Darlington race. Jeffrey Earnhardt was signed to nine races while the rest of the schedule was filled out by development drivers Harrison Burton and Riley Herbst. On August 7, 2019, Earnhardt announced that he parted ways with sponsor and XCI affiliate iK9, as well as Joe Gibbs Racing.[40] Jack Hawksworth would drive the car at Mid-Ohio.[41]

Riley Herbst (2020)
Riley Herbst at Dover International Speedway in 2020

For 2020, Riley Herbst will be driving this car full-time. Dave Rogers will serve as crew chief. He qualified for the playoffs but was eliminated following the first round and ultimately finished 12th in the standings.[42]

Daniel Hemric (2021)
Daniel Hemric at Darlington Raceway in 2021

On November 12, 2020, it was confirmed that Daniel Hemric would replace Riley Herbst for the 2021 season. On September 25, 2021, it was confirmed that Hemric would not be returning to the team after the 2021 season, moving to Kaulig Racing's No. 11 in 2022 as the replacement for Justin Haley's Xfinity seat. Despite being winless during the regular season, Hemric used his consistency to advance to the Championship 4 at Phoenix where he finally won his first career Xfinity race as well as the Championship.

Multiple drivers (2022)

In 2022, JGR downsized to three teams including the No. 18, No. 19, and No. 54. Drivers such as Drew Dollar, Trevor Bayne, Ryan Truex, John Hunter Nemechek, and Sammy Smith drove the No. 18. The team would go winless in 2022.

Sammy Smith (2023)
Sammy Smith at Sonoma Raceway in 2023

On December 6, 2022, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Sammy Smith would drive the No. 18 full-time in 2023 with sponsorship from Pilot Flying J. During the season, Smith scored his first win at Phoenix; at age 18, he became the youngest Xfinity Series winner.[43]

Sheldon Creed (2024)
Sheldon Creed's No. 18 car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2024.

On December 13, 2023, it was announced that Sheldon Creed will run the No. 18 full-time for 2024.[44]

Car No. 18 results[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts Ref
1997 Bobby Labonte 18 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT
9
CAL CAR HOM
1999 Andy Hillenburg DAY
3
J. D. Gibbs CAR
41
ATL
DNQ
NSV
DNQ
BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH
DNQ
CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB PPR GTY
Bobby Labonte LVS
16
DAR
DNQ
TEX
Jason Leffler IRP
41
MCH BRI DAR RCH
22
DOV
DNQ
CLT CAR
24
MEM
20
PHO HOM
2000 DAY
20
CAR
19
LVS
28
ATL
DNQ
DAR
37
BRI
25
TEX
22
NSV
21
TAL
28
CAL
39
RCH
35
NHA
24
CLT
21
DOV
28
SBO
32
MYB
7
GLN
28
MLW
15
NZH
15
PPR
24
GTY
15
IRP
4
MCH
41
BRI
36
DAR
28
RCH
15
DOV
10
CLT
36
CAR
30
MEM
16
PHO
2
HOM
12
2001 Jeff Purvis DAY
28*
CAR
6
LVS
17
ATL
6
DAR
10
BRI
24
TEX
12
NSH
14
TAL
24
CAL
2
RCH
17
NHA
19
NZH
12
CLT
10
DOV
14
KEN
29
MLW
7
Mike McLaughlin GLN
17
CHI
25
GTY
12
PPR
14
IRP
23
MCH
5
BRI
16
DAR
3
RCH
32
DOV
31
KAN
10
CLT
19
MEM
10
PHO
31
CAR
3
HOM
12
2002 DAY
38
CAR
5
LVS
12
DAR
6
BRI
2
TEX
18
NSH
20
CAL
6
RCH
14
NHA
5
NZH
9
CLT
4
DOV
8
NSH
33
KEN
39
MLW
8
DAY
7
CHI
27
GTY
7
PPR
7
IRP
14
MCH
17
BRI
4
DAR
8
RCH
19
DOV
2
KAN
31
CLT
8
MEM
16
ATL
3
CAR
13
PHO
19
HOM
20
4th 4253 [45]
Chevy TAL
24
2003 Coy Gibbs Pontiac DAY
39
TAL
9
DAY
17
14th 3213 [46]
Chevy CAR
14
LVS
16
DAR
14
BRI
27
TEX
10
NSH
30
CAL
13
RCH
24
GTY
36
NZH
21
CLT
24
DOV
25
NSH
31
KEN
15
MLW
24
CHI
20
NHA
19
PPR
17
IRP
25
MCH
37
BRI
22
DAR
23
RCH
20
DOV
18
KAN
21
CLT
26
MEM
25
ATL
25
PHO
28
CAR
33
HOM
31
2004 J. J. Yeley DAY CAR LVS
23
DAR BRI TEX
42
NSH
19
TAL CAL
23
GTY
16
RCH
23
NZH CLT
DNQ
DOV
26
NSH
8
KEN
11
MLW DAY CHI
9
NHA PPR IRP MCH BRI
15
RCH
15
DOV
35
KAN
6
ATL
10
PHO
15
Bobby Labonte CAL
7
CLT
14
MEM
Denny Hamlin DAR
8
HOM
2005 J. J. Yeley DAY
20
CAL
23
MXC
42
LVS
18
ATL
34
NSH
38
BRI
21
TEX
22
PHO
10
TAL
38
DAR
20
RCH
24
CLT
27
DOV
18
NSH
8
KEN
7
MLW
4
DAY
42
CHI
18
NHA
6
PPR
5
GTY
9
IRP
13
GLN
10
MCH
5
BRI
30
CAL
43
RCH
19
DOV
20
KAN
10
CLT
22
MEM
2
TEX
25
PHO
10
HOM
28
11th 3711 [47]
2006 DAY
8
CAL
7
MXC
4
LVS
8
ATL
5
BRI
29
TEX
42
NSH
4
PHO
11
TAL
34
RCH
31
DAR
9
CLT
3
DOV
9
NSH
16
KEN
2
MLW
3
DAY
4
CHI
10
NHA
8
MAR
9
GTY
37
IRP
3
GLN
11
MCH
9
BRI
12
CAL
40
RCH
13
DOV
9
KAN
11
CLT
32
MEM
10
TEX
6
PHO
6
HOM
5
5th 4487 [48]
2007 Aric Almirola DAY
19
ATL
27
PHO
43
DAR
41
CLT
14
CHI
38
CLT
4
HOM
18
21st 3475 [49]
Tony Stewart CAL
11
DAY
4
TEX
7*
Brad Coleman MXC
38
LVS
35
NSH
15
TEX
16
TAL
9
RCH
27
KEN
2
MLW
4
GTY
27
IRP
31
CGV
8
GLN
5
MCH
15
BRI
17
DOV
42
MEM
33
PHO
16
Kevin Conway BRI
26
DOV
30
NSH
31
NHA
21
CAL
20
RCH
43
KAN
35
2008 Kyle Busch Toyota DAY
2*
CAL LVS
31
ATL BRI NSH TEX
1*
PHO
1*
MXC TAL
16
RCH KEN
30*
MLW NHA
3
DAY
2
CHI
1*
GTY IRP
1*
CGV GLN BRI
7
CAL
1*
DOV
1*
CLT
1*
TEX
1*
HOM
2*
Denny Hamlin DAR
DNQ
CLT DOV
1*
NSH RCH
4
KAN
1*
PHO
2
Joey Logano MCH
7
Marc Davis MEM
23
2009 Kyle Busch DAY
4
CAL
1*
LVS
39
BRI
6*
TEX
1*
NSH
2
PHO
10
TAL
10*
RCH
1*
DAR
16*
CLT
3*
DOV
17*
NSH
1*
KEN
2*
MLW
2*
NHA
1
DAY
2
CHI
2
GTY
1
IRP
2
IOW
2
GLN
2
MCH
3
BRI
28
CGV
10
ATL
2
RCH
3
DOV
4*
KAN
2*
CAL
31*
CLT
1*
MEM
2
TEX
1*
PHO
9
HOM
1*
1st 5682 [50]
2010 DAY
18
CAL
1
LVS
16
BRI
3
NSH
3
PHO
1*
TEX
1*
TAL
34
RCH
4
DAR
2
DOV
1*
CLT
1
NHA
1*
DAY
7
CHI
1*
IRP
1*
IOW
1*
GLN
5
MCH
3
BRI
1*
ATL
2*
RCH
9
DOV
1*
KAN
3*
CAL
1
CLT
6*
TEX
2*
PHO
16
HOM
1*
Brad Coleman NSH
6
KEN
13
ROA
6
GTY
30
CGV
12
GTY
8
2011 Kyle Busch DAY
7
PHO
1**
LVS
30*
BRI
1*
CAL
1
TEX
34
TAL
1
NSH
2
DAR
1*
DOV
2
CLT
3
MCH
3
DAY
4
KEN
3
NHA
1
GLN
4*
BRI
1*
ATL
2
RCH
1
CLT
2
TEX
QL
Kelly Bires RCH
30
CHI
8
Michael McDowell IOW
7
ROA
12
IRP
10
IOW
9
CGV
3
Drew Herring NSH
7
Joey Logano CHI
19
DOV
13
KAN
7
PHO
4
Denny Hamlin TEX
2
HOM
5
2012 DAY
32
PHO
9
TEX
4
RCH
2
DAR
2
CLT
2
KEN
33
IND
4
ATL
12
RCH
4
CLT
5
TEX
5
1st 1274
Mark Martin LVS
2
Joey Logano BRI
4*
CAL
1*
TAL
1
DOV
1*
MCH
1
DAY
5
GLN
22
BRI
1
CHI
9*
DOV
1*
KAN
3
PHO
1*
HOM
16
Michael McDowell IOW
3
ROA
2
IOW
6
CGV
6
Ryan Truex NHA
10
CHI
10
Drew Herring BRI
36
2013 Matt Kenseth DAY
16
PHO
8
LVS BRI CAL TEX
6
RCH TAL DAR
5
CLT
8
DOV
3
IOW MCH DAY
1
NHA
9
CHI IND
7
IOW GLN RCH
35
CHI
7
KAN
1
CLT
5
TEX
4
PHO
6
HOM
4
22nd 682
Michael McDowell ROA
34
KEN MOH
2
Drew Herring BRI
36
ATL
Joey Coulter KEN
18
DOV
2015 Daniel Suárez DAY
39
ATL
14
LVS
10
PHO
11
CAL
13
TEX
18
BRI
2
RCH
6
TAL
31
IOW
18
CLT
6
DOV
19
MCH
20
CHI
7
DAY
15
KEN
4
NHA
5
IND
3
IOW
6
GLN
15
MOH
11
BRI
5
ROA
24
DAR
3
RCH
12
CHI
6
KEN
22
DOV
10
CLT
4
KAN
9
TEX
6
PHO
4
HOM
6
9th 1078
2016 Bobby Labonte DAY
23
4th 4016
Kyle Busch ATL
1*
LVS
1*
PHO
1*
CAL
2*
TEX
1*
BRI
2
POC
4
MCH
2*
KEN
1*
NHA
1*
IND
1*
GLN
37
BRI
24
RCH
1*
CHI
13*
DOV
QL
KAN
1*
PHO
1*
Matt Tifft RCH
33
TAL
8
DOV
8
KEN
5
CLT
8
TEX
9
HOM
25
Denny Hamlin CLT
1*
DAR
2
Sam Hornish Jr. IOW
1*
David Ragan DAY
21
Dakoda Armstrong IOW
5
Owen Kelly MOH
16
ROA
17
Drew Herring DOV
21
2017 Daniel Suárez DAY
34
PHO
39
TEX
12
BRI
3
RCH
21
TAL
9
DOV
3
POC
5
DAY
39
CHI
19
DOV
7
CLT
8*
3rd 4032
Kyle Busch ATL
1
LVS
7
CAL
3
MCH
5
KEN
1
NHA
1
IND
12*
GLN
1*
BRI
1*
RCH
2*
Christopher Bell CLT
4
ROA
19
KAN
1
TEX
6
PHO
4
Kyle Benjamin IOW
31
IOW
2
KEN
12
Regan Smith MOH
28
Denny Hamlin DAR
1
Ryan Preece HOM
5
2018 Daniel Suárez DAY
8
CHI
4
9th 2227
Kyle Benjamin ATL
8
IOW
3
MOH
13
Kyle Busch LVS
14
PHO
3
CLT
8*
POC
1*
MCH
6
KEN
3*
BRI
36
Ryan Preece CAL
9
TEX
5
BRI
1
DAY
39
NHA
3
GLN
4
IND
28
LVS
6
RCH
18
ROV
4
DOV
4
KAN
21
TEX
31
PHO
5
HOM
6
Noah Gragson RCH
2
TAL
4
DOV
7
Riley Herbst IOW
6
James Davison ROA
8
Denny Hamlin DAR
4
2019 Jeffrey Earnhardt DAY
15
ATL
6
TAL
26
CLT
3
POC
22
12th 2132
Kyle Busch LVS
1*
PHO
1*
CAL
2*
TEX
1
GLN
31
BRI
29*
IND
1*
Harrison Burton BRI
10
IOW
4
NHA
29
RCH
6
CLT
13
DOV
38
KAN
34
TEX
7
HOM
10
Riley Herbst RCH
9
DOV
15
MCH
37
CHI
10
DAY
18
KEN
11
IOW
13
LVS
9
PHO
30
Jack Hawksworth MOH
15
Matt DiBenedetto ROA
27*
Denny Hamlin DAR
38
2020 Riley Herbst DAY
32
LVS
9
CAL
2
PHO
10
DAR
18
CLT
12
BRI
27
ATL
17
HOM
10
HOM
9
TAL
37
POC
9
IRC
33
KEN
2
KEN
10
TEX
36
KAN
9
ROA
23
DRC
7
DOV
6
DOV
9
DAY
4
DAR
4
RCH
10
RCH
34
BRI
10
LVS
12
TAL
35
ROV
12
KAN
30
TEX
32
MAR
6
PHO
11
12th 2151 [51]
2021 Daniel Hemric DAY
9
DRC
3
HOM
3
LVS
2*
PHO
23
ATL
9
MAR
3
TAL
12
DAR
5
DOV
9
COA
29
CLT
28*
MOH
12
TEX
4
NSH
13
POC
6
ROA
2
ATL
30
NHA
3
GLN
22
IRC
12
MCH
39
DAY
5
DAR
24
RCH
6
BRI
10
LVS
5
TAL
4
ROV
3
TEX
2
KAN
15
MAR
3
PHO
1
1st 4040 [52]
2022 Drew Dollar DAY
36
TAL
13
7th 2247
Trevor Bayne CAL
3
PHO
4
ATL
28
CLT
9
NSH
2
NHA
2
TAL
13
LVS
5
HOM
6
Ryan Truex LVS
30
MAR
7
DAR
30
TEX
6
ATL
3
Bubba Wallace COA
28
IRC
35
John Hunter Nemechek RCH
2*
DOV
37
TEX
28
Connor Mosack PIR
28
Sammy Smith ROA
24
POC
31
MCH
12
GLN
3
DAY
38
KAN
8
BRI
14
MAR
18
PHO
10
Christopher Bell DAR
7
James Davison CLT
4
2023 Sammy Smith DAY
19
CAL
19
LVS
17
PHO
1*
ATL
17
COA
4
RCH
19
MAR
2
TAL
33
DOV
6
DAR
11
CLT
10
PIR
30
SON
9
NSH
34
CSC
6
ATL
10
NHA
5
POC
6
ROA
31
MCH
38
IRC
28
GLN
18
DAY
21
DAR
17
KAN
35
BRI
9
TEX
3
ROV
11
LVS
17
HOM
9
MAR
3*
PHO
9
6th 2248 [53]
2024 Sheldon Creed DAY
2
ATL
4
LVS
26
PHO
3
COA
32
RCH
35
MAR
6
TEX
19
TAL
6
DOV
4
DAR
9
CLT
36
PIR
13
SON
2
IOW
5
NHA
2
NSH CSC POC IND MCH DAY DAR ATL GLN BRI KAN TAL ROV LVS HOM MAR PHO

Car No. 19 history[edit]

Part-time (2004–2006)

The No. 19 team was to make its debut at the 2004 Michigan race driven by Bobby Labonte and sponsored by Banquet Foods, however, qualifying was rained out and the team with no owner's points missed the race. The team finally made its first start in 2005 CarQuest Auto Parts 300. Labonte ran seven races that year, with three top-tens. With Labonte moving to Petty Enterprises, JGR development driver Aric Almirola ran the car in seven races in 2006. Tony Stewart also drove the car at select races in 2006, using his NEXTEL Cup crew when he raced. The No. 19 team was disbanded after the 2006 season.

Daniel Suárez (2016)
Daniel Suárez won the 2016 Xfinity Series championship.

The No. 19 car was returned for 2016 with Daniel Suárez and sponsor Arris moving from the No. 18 team, maintaining the same sponsor-number combination used by Carl Edwards in the Cup Series.[34] Suárez got his first win at Michigan after a last lap pass to Kyle Busch.[54] Suárez scored three victories and won the 2016 championship, becoming the first foreign-born driver to win a NASCAR National championship.[55]

Matt Tifft (2017)
Tifft's No. 19 Xfinity Series car at Road America in 2017

It was announced that in 2017, Matt Tifft would drive full-time in the No. 19, with rookie crew chief Matt Beckham on the box.[56] Tifft struggled to repeat the success of Suárez failing to win any races and finishing 7th in points.

Brandon Jones (2018–2022)
Jones' No. 19 at Road America in 2018

On November 15, 2017, JGR announced that Brandon Jones would replace Tifft in the No. 19 in 2018. Tifft would move to Richard Childress Racing in a driver swap. Chris Gabehart was announced as his crew chief, moving from the No. 20 Xfinity team and replacing Matt Beckham. From 2018 to 2022, Jones score five wins and made the top-10 in the playoffs. On September 14, 2022, Jones announced he would leave JGR at the end of the 2022 season and move to the JR Motorsports No. 9 in 2023.[57]

Multiple drivers (2023–present)
Gibbs's No. 19 at Sonoma in 2023.

On December 8, 2022, Joe Gibbs Racing announced that the No. 19 would run full time with a number of drivers, including Ryan Truex and Joe Graf Jr.. Truex scored his first career win at Dover.[58] Ty Gibbs took the No. 19 to victory lane at Indianapolis.[59] Denny Hamlin won his sole Xfinity race of 2023 at Darlington.[60]

For the 2024 season, the No. 19 was shared between Ryan Truex, Aric Almirola, Ty Gibbs, Taylor Gray, Joe Graf Jr., and William Sawalich.

Car No. 19 results[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts Ref
2004 Bobby Labonte 19 Chevy DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL CAL GTY RCH NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR IRP MCH
DNQ
BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM ATL PHO DAR HOM N/A 0
2005 DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT
6
DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI
16
NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH
7
BRI
10
CAL RCH
8
DOV KAN
37
CLT MEM TEX
12
PHO
DNQ
HOM 55th 866 [61]
2006 Aric Almirola DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH
32
DAR CLT DOV
11
NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA MAR GTY IRP GLN MCH
27
BRI
20
CAL RCH
18
DOV KAN
39
CLT
15
MEM 48th 1008 [62]
[63]
Tony Stewart TEX
2
PHO
13
HOM
2016 Daniel Suarez Toyota DAY
8
ATL
7
LVS
2
PHO
3
CAL
4
TEX
16
BRI
6
RCH
4
TAL
7
DOV
9
CLT
12
POC
9
MCH
1
IOW
4
DAY
32
KEN
3
NHA
4
IND
7
IOW
30
GLN
4
MOH
23
BRI
30
ROA
4
DAR
3
RCH
8
CHI
4
KEN
2
DOV
1
CLT
3
KAN
3
TEX
5
PHO
5
HOM
1*
1st 4040 [64]
2017 Matt Tifft DAY
11
ATL
12
LVS
34
PHO
12
CAL
17
TEX
9
BRI
16
RCH
14
TAL
6
CLT
26
DOV
9
POC
10
MCH
26
IOW
22
DAY
18
KEN
14
NHA
11
IND
11
IOW
19
GLN
13
MOH
3
BRI
17
ROA
3
DAR
40
RCH
13
CHI
6
KEN
9
DOV
6
CLT
9
KAN
8
TEX
8
PHO
11
HOM
7
14th 824 [65]
2018 Brandon Jones DAY
10
ATL
17
LVS
7
PHO
11
CAL
13
TEX
33
BRI
6*
RCH
10
TAL
2
DOV
10
CLT
15
POC
24
MCH
18
IOW
5
CHI
11
DAY
12
KEN
36
NHA
6
IOW
12
GLN
7
MOH
23
BRI
29
ROA
9
DAR
12
IND
10
LVS
7
RCH
8
ROV
22
DOV
6
KAN
36
TEX
6
PHO
7
HOM
8
10th 2186 [66]
2019 DAY
3
ATL
4
LVS
28
PHO
7
CAL
7
TEX
33
BRI
14
RCH
33
TAL
18
DOV
7
CLT
10
POC
38
MCH
6
IOW
11
CHI
4
DAY
30
KEN
30
NHA
9
IOW
33
GLN
17
MOH
10
BRI
11
ROA
16
DAR
7
IND
6
LVS
3
RCH
11
ROV
16
DOV
37
KAN
1
TEX
4
PHO
11
HOM
8
9th 2206 [67]
2020 DAY
4
LVS
6
CAL
30*
PHO
1
DAR
20
CLT
27
BRI
3
ATL
8
HOM
8
HOM
2
TAL
16
POC
36
IRC
37
KEN
36
KEN
30
TEX
7
KAN
1
ROA
14
DRC
2
DOV
16
DOV
4
DAY
13
DAR
1
RCH
14
RCH
8
BRI
8
LVS
11
TAL
4
ROV
10
KAN
9
TEX
25
MAR
9
PHO
3
6th 2273 [68]
2021 DAY
38
DRC
4
HOM
2
LVS
3
PHO
33
ATL
37
MAR
5
TAL
37
DAR
3
DOV
35
COA
17
CLT
8
MOH
4
TEX
5
NSH
6
POC
7
ROA
19
ATL
39
NHA
38
GLN
6
IRC
36
MCH
2
DAY
40
DAR
33
RCH
20
BRI
5
LVS
6
TAL
2
ROV
5
TEX
10
KAN
11
MAR
6
PHO
7
13th 865 [69]
2022 DAY
17
CAL
33
LVS
10
PHO
2
ATL
7
COA
18
RCH
13
MAR
1
TAL
26
DOV
7
DAR
7
TEX
14
CLT
16
PIR
11
NSH
14
ROA
5
ATL
11
NHA
28
POC
17
IRC
15
MCH
4
GLN
24
DAY
20
DAR
14
KAN
4
BRI
2
TEX
27
TAL
9
ROV
7
LVS
9
HOM
15
MAR
23
PHO
11
9th 2220 [70]
2023 Myatt Snider DAY
5
PIR
6
ROV
14
LVS
11
MAR
15
PHO
22
10th 2194 [71]
Joe Graf Jr. CAL
11
LVS
15
RCH
37
NHA
29
KAN
9
HOM
10
Ryan Truex PHO
2
ATL
3
MAR
12
TAL
17
DOV
1*
DAR
35
Ty Gibbs COA
3
CLT
5
SON
4
NSH
37
ATL
6
MCH
4
IRC
1*
GLN
17*
Connor Mosack CSC
35
POC
34
ROA
29
Trevor Bayne DAY
29
BRI
7
TEX
33
Denny Hamlin DAR
1
2024 Ryan Truex DAY
21
ATL
9
NSH CSC POC IND MCH DAY DAR ATL GLN BRI KAN TAL ROV LVS
Aric Almirola LVS
12
PHO
31
Ty Gibbs COA
24
SON
35
Taylor Gray RCH
3
MAR
13
TEX
11
TAL
15
DOV
34
DAR
18
CLT
12
Josh Bilicki PIR
12
Brett Moffitt IOW
18
Justin Bonsignore NHA
22
William Sawalich HOM MAR PHO
Joe Graf Jr.

Car No. 20 history[edit]

Denny Hamlin's No. 20 Busch car (right) battling Matt Kenseth (left) for position.
Early years (2000–2002)

After JGR purchased the team from Gary Bechtel in 2000, the team received sponsorship from Porter-Cable. Despite missing three races, driver Jeff Purvis had eleven Top 10s and one pole, finishing 11th in points. The team switched to No. 20 for 2001, and Mike McLaughlin was named the driver. Without a major sponsor, McLaughlin was able to win the Subway 300 and was sixth in points when Gibbs decided to shut down his team due to sponsorship problems. He moved to the No. 18 and finished seventh in points that year. Coy Gibbs ran five races in the No. 20 in 2002, with a sponsorship from ConAgra Foods.[72] His best finish was a 14th at Kentucky Speedway.

Mike Bliss (2003–2004)

After he moved to the 18, Gibbs was replaced by Mike Bliss and Rockwell Automation came aboard as a sponsor.[8] Bliss had fourteen Top 10s and finished 10th in points. In 2004, he pulled off a win at Lowe's Motor Speedway and had three poles.

Denny Hamlin (2005–2008)

In 2005, Denny Hamlin came aboard and posted eleven Top 10s and finished fifth points, the third-place finisher in rookie points. He ran the full schedule in the No. 20 in 2006, winning two races and finishing fourth in points.

Hamlin and developmental driver Aric Almirola split duties in the No. 20 in 2007 with sponsorship from Rockwell Automation, with Tony Stewart also piloting the No. 20 at Atlanta. With Hamlin running several non-companion races, Almirola would occasionally qualify the car that Hamlin would later drive. Hamlin took the car to victory lane in four races, including Darlington, Milwaukee, Michigan, and Dover. The win at Milwaukee was controversial, with Almirola putting the car on the pole and starting the race because Hamlin was delayed flying from Sonoma Raceway. Almirola started the car and led the first 43 laps but was still relieved by Hamlin during a caution due to obligations to his sponsorship from Rockwell. Almirola was credited as the winner for starting the race but did not participate in the victory celebration. He would leave JGR after the season.[73] The No. 20 finished 2nd in the owners points behind RCR's No. 29.

Cup drivers (2008–2012)
Joey Logano at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in 2010.

In 2008, the No. 20 was shared by Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Stewart for nine races before defending NASCAR Camping World East Series champion Joey Logano was named the driver of the No. 20 for the rest of the season's races except for Loudon (which Stewart won in the No. 20), Daytona (which Hamlin won in the No. 20), and Chicago (which Busch won in the No. 18). All four drivers of the No. 20 won races driving it in 2008. For 2009, 20-year-old Brad Coleman returned to JGR for a part-time schedule, sharing the ride with Logano and Hamlin.[30] In 2010, Joey Logano, Denny Hamlin, and Matt DiBenedetto shared the No. 20 car, with Hamlin winning at Darlington and Logano winning at Kentucky and Kansas. For 2011, Logano returned to the No. 20 with sponsorships from GameStop and Sport Clips. Logano ran the first 10 races but picked up last-minute sponsorship from Harvest Investments to run Nashville. Due to a lack of sponsorship, the No. 20 was unable to run a full schedule for the owner's championship. In the 20, Logano grabbed his first superspeedway win at the July Daytona race with help from Kyle Busch. The No. 20 was also driven by Denny Hamlin at Las Vegas, Richmond, and Darlington, with Hamlin winning at Richmond. Drew Herring drove the No. 20 with Sport Clips at both Iowa races, where Herring won the pole for the May race, and Lucas Oil Raceway. Ryan Truex stepped into the No. 20 late in the season for six races, finishing second to Logano at Dover after dominating the race.

The No. 20 team returned in 2012 to run most of the season. Its primary driver lineup consisted of Logano, Hamlin, Truex, and JGR development driver Darrell Wallace Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer also drove the No. 20 at Daytona when Hamlin was sidelined from the race by back problems.

Brian Vickers in 2013.
Brian Vickers (2013)

Starting in the 2013 season, 2003 Busch Series Champion Brian Vickers joined the team driving the No. 20 for the full season with sponsorship from Dollar General, in addition to a partial Sprint Cup Series schedule in Michael Waltrip Racing's 55 car. Dollar General had sponsored Vickers in the past with Braun Racing, and like teammate Elliott Sadler, Vickers was attempting to reclaim his career in the second-tier series.[74] After 30 starts, Vickers was sidelined with a second incidence of blood clots, replaced by Denny Hamlin and Drew Herring in the final three races of the season.[75] Though he went winless, Vickers scored 13 top 5s and 18 top 10s to finish 10th in points. He would leave for a full-time ride at MWR at the end of the year.

Kenny Habul at Road America in 2014
Multiple drivers (2014)

The No. 20 team continued to run full-time in 2014. Matt Kenseth drove the No. 20 in a total of 18 races, with GameStop sponsoring 10 races and Reser's Fine Foods sponsoring 7 races.[76] Sam Hornish Jr. and Kenseth each ran 1 race and Kenny Habul 2 races with Habul's Sun Energy 1 sponsoring.[77] Darrell Wallace Jr. ran at Talladega in the spring with ToyotaCare and Daytona in July with Coca-Cola "Share a Coke". Daniel Suárez made his debut at RIR, finishing 19th. Michael McDowell ran at both Iowa races with Pizza Ranch. Denny Hamlin returned to the No. 20 at Chicagoland in September with Sport Clips, finishing 32nd after a blown engine.[78] Development driver Justin Boston, running the full ARCA schedule, made his debut in the No. 20 at Kentucky later in the month, with sponsor Zloop E-Recycling.[79] Kenseth scored a win in the final race of the season at Homestead Miami Speedway, and the No. 20 would finish 9th in owners points.[80]

Erik Jones (2015–2017)

Erik Jones was scheduled to run a limited schedule in the No. 20 car in 2015, with Kenny Habul and SunEnergy1 also returning for the three road courses.[81][82] Jones, whose schedule was expanded due to Kyle Busch's injury,[83] scored his first Xfinity win in his 9th career start at Texas in April, leading a race-high 79 laps.[83][84][85] Ross Kenseth, son of Sprint Cup Series champion Matt Kenseth, made his Xfinity Series debut at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20.[86] David Ragan made a single start at Daytona in July with Interstate Batteries sponsorship.[84] Kenny Wallace made his final career start in the No. 20 car at Iowa Speedway in August, with longtime sponsor U.S. Cellular.[84] Wallace started seventh and finished 15th. Matt Tifft made his Xfinity Series debut at Kentucky in September, finishing 10th.[87] Denny Hamlin drove a total of six races in the 20; two with SunEnergy 1 sponsorship, three with Hisense, and running a throwback scheme at Darlington in September with Sport Clips sponsoring.[88] Hamlin scored three wins, all of which were from the pole starting position.[84] Matt Kenseth ran five races with Reser's Fine Foods, scoring four-second-place finishes.[84]

Erik Jones at Road America.

Erik Jones drove the car full-time in 2016, with Gamestop, Reser's, Hisense, Interstate Batteries and Dewalt as the sponsors.[89] Jones won 4 times but finished 4th in points after getting trapped behind the slow car of Cole Whitt on the last restart of the final race at Homestead.

In 2017, the No. 20 was driven by a variety of different drivers. Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones, Kyle Benjamin, Christopher Bell, Daniel Suarez, James Davison and Ryan Preece are among them. Jones drove the car for 18 races starting at Daytona, sweeping the Texas races as well as winning the Bristol spring race. Hamlin drove the car for three races and won at Michigan. Suárez drove the No. 20 for two races at Las Vegas and the Bristol fall race, finishing 3rd and 2nd respectively. Benjamin drove the car for two races at the spring Richmond race and the first Pocono race, winning the pole in the latter. Bell drove the No. 20 for three races starting at the June Iowa race, where Bell won stage one, led the most laps, but finished 16th after being collected in a crash between the lapped cars of Brennan Poole and Ryan Reed while leading. Ryan Preece drove the car at Loudon, the July Iowa race, and the September Kentucky race. Preece finished 2nd to his teammate Kyle Busch at Loudon. In his next race at Iowa, Preece led the most laps and won the race, then finished 4th at Kentucky. James Davison drove the No. 20 at Mid Ohio and Road America, leading the most laps at Road America before getting collected in a wreck.

Christopher Bell (2017–2019)
Christopher Bell at Road America in 2019.

For 2018, Christopher Bell drove the No. 20 full-time, competing for Rookie of the Year honors. Jason Ratcliff was his crew chief, moving from the No. 20 cup series team. Bell won seven races in 2018, breaking the record for a rookie in the series previously held by Greg Biffle and Kyle Busch. He made it to the Championship 4 but had a tire go down at Homestead and finished 13th in the race and 4th among the championship contenders. He returned for the full 2019 season.

Harrison Burton (2020–2021)
Burton's No. 20 car at Dover International Speedway in 2020

In 2020 and 2021, Harrison Burton drove for Joe Gibbs Racing full-time in their No. 20 Toyota, replacing Christopher Bell, who moved up to the NASCAR Cup Series while also competing for Rookie of the Year honors. Ben Beshore served as crew chief, moving from the No. 18 Xfinity Series team. During the 2020 season, Burton won his first four races at Fontana, Homestead, Texas, and Martinsville and finished eighth in the final standings. On July 15, 2021, it was announced that Burton would leave JGR to drive the Wood Brothers Racing No. 21 in the Cup Series for Wood Brothers in 2022. Despite not winning a race throughout 2021, Burton once again made the playoffs with his consistency and finished 8th in the final standings. Following the end of the 2021 season, JGR shut down the No. 20 team and downsized its Xfinity program to three teams: The Nos. 18, 19, and 54.

John Hunter Nemechek (2023)
John Hunter Nemechek’s race-winning car at Auto Club Speedway in 2023

On December 8, 2022, it was announced that John Hunter Nemechek would pilot the returning No. 20 in the Xfinity Series on a full time basis. Nemecheck began the 2023 season with a second-place finish at Daytona. Throughout the season, he scored wins at Fontana, Martinsville, Atlanta, New Hampshire, Michigan, and Kansas.[90][91][92][93][94][95] During the playoffs, Nemechek won at Texas.[96] He finished 28th at Phoenix and fourth in the points standings.[97]

Multiple drivers (2024)

For 2024, Nemechek shared the No. 20 with Aric Almirola, Ryan Truex, Ty Gibbs, and Bell. Nemecheck started the season with a seventh place finish at Daytona. Two weeks later, he scored a win at Las Vegas.[98] Almirola won at Martinsville and took home the bonus US$100,000 for winning the first Dash 4 Cash race of the season.[99] Truex brought the No. 20 to victory lane at Dover.[100] Bell took the No. 20 to victory lane at New Hampshire.[101]

Car No. 20 results[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts
2001 Mike McLaughlin 20 Pontiac DAY
6
CAR
14
LVS
9
ATL
11
DAR
5
BRI
13
TEX
37
NSH
9
TAL
1
CAL
10
RCH
22
NHA
10
NZH
17
CLT
11
DOV
21
KEN
25
MLW
18
GLN CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI DAR
Mark McFarland RCH
20
DOV KAN CLT MEM PHO CAR HOM
2002 Coy Gibbs DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL
41
CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN
14
MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI
27
DAR RCH DOV 61st 416
Chevy KAN
21
CLT MEM
30
ATL CAR PHO HOM
2003 Mike Bliss Pontiac DAY
33
TAL
5
DAY
39
10th 3932
Chevy CAR
6
LVS
3
DAR
32
BRI
5
TEX
22
NSH
4
CAL
17
RCH
28
GTY
12*
NZH
3
CLT
5
DOV
9
NSH
33
KEN
31
MLW
21
CHI
10
NHA
33
PPR
16
IRP
10
MCH
16
BRI
30
DAR
12
RCH
27
DOV
5
KAN
31
CLT
3
MEM
8
ATL
21
PHO
20
CAR
15
HOM
7
2004 DAY
30
CAR
13
LVS
12
DAR
10
BRI
17
TEX
18
NSH
8
TAL
39
CAL
17
GTY
17
RCH
8
NZH
33
CLT
16
DOV
19
NSH
4
KEN
3
MLW
6
DAY
5
CHI
33
NHA
32
PPR
6
IRP
7
MCH
10
BRI
21
CAL
16
RCH
6
DOV
18
KAN
19
CLT
1
MEM
5
ATL
27
PHO
12
DAR
3
HOM
27
5th 4115
2005 Denny Hamlin DAY
33
CAL
18
MXC
15
LVS
12
ATL
16
NSH
9
BRI
9
TEX
14
PHO
11
TAL
28
DAR
7
RCH
13
CLT
20
DOV
24
NSH
7
KEN
15
MLW
6
DAY
14
CHI
15
NHA
3
PPR
14
GTY
11
IRP
6
GLN
33
MCH
8
BRI
13
CAL
20
RCH
34
DOV
6
KAN
12
CLT
30
MEM
7
TEX
19
PHO
9
HOM
37
5th 4143
2006 DAY
14
CAL
10
MXC
1*
LVS
6
ATL
38
BRI
4
TEX
10
NSH
3*
PHO
39
TAL
30
RCH
10
DAR
1
CLT
29
DOV
7
NSH
4
KEN
3
MLW
2
DAY
30
CHI
14
NHA
3
MAR
3
GTY
3*
IRP
8
GLN
12
MCH
6
BRI
22
CAL
15
RCH
6
DOV
40
KAN
33
CLT
8
MEM
6
TEX
8
PHO
3
HOM
4
4th 4667
2007 DAY
9
CAL
8
MXC
2
LVS
12
TEX
2
PHO
4
RCH
41
DAR
1
CLT
34
DOV
2
MLW
RL
NHA
5
CHI
7
GLN
14
MCH
1
CAL
3
RCH
7
DOV
1
KAN
6
CLT
5
TEX
3
PHO
28
HOM
13
2nd
Tony Stewart ATL
10
Aric Almirola BRI
32
NSH
19
TAL
20
NSH
10
KEN
6
MLW
1
DAY
28
IRP
6
CGV
11
BRI
10
Travis Kittleson GTY
17
J. J. Yeley MEM
11
2008 Tony Stewart Toyota DAY
1
CAL
1*
LVS
27
TEX
10
TAL
1*
DAR
1*
NHA
1*
CHI
9
MCH
3
Kyle Busch ATL
24*
NSH
16*
MXC
1
Denny Hamlin BRI
26
PHO
3
RCH
1
CLT
2
DAY
1
Joey Logano DOV
6
NSH
31
KEN
1*
MLW
2
GTY
2
IRP
8
CGV
17
GLN
7
BRI
16
CAL
6
RCH
7
DOV
14
KAN
9
CLT
14
MEM
5
TEX
4
PHO
10
HOM
10
2009 DAY
20
CAL
3
BRI
9
TEX
12
NSH
1*
PHO
4
TAL
3
RCH
6
DAR
12
CLT
5
DOV
2
KEN
1
NHA
2*
DAY
4
CHI
1*
GLN
33
ATL
6
KAN
1
CAL
1
CLT
14
TEX
24
HOM
4
Denny Hamlin LVS
21
RCH
17
DOV
27
PHO
12
Brad Coleman NSH
10
MLW
24
GTY
5
IRP
16
IOW
13
MCH
23
BRI
29
CGV
28
Matt DiBenedetto MEM
14
2010 Joey Logano DAY
7
CAL
5*
BRI
14
NSH
8*
PHO
10
TEX
2
TAL
2
RCH
6
CLT
3
KEN
1*
NHA
4
DAY
2
CHI
2
GLN
2
MCH
6
BRI
10
CGV
6
ATL
6
DOV
2
KAN
1
CAL
5
CLT
4
TEX
4
PHO
3
HOM
7
Denny Hamlin LVS
2
DAR
1*
DOV
12
RCH
6
Matt DiBenedetto NSH
10
ROA
29
GTY
29
IRP
31
IOW
9
GTY
24
2011 Joey Logano DAY
12
PHO
6
BRI
5
CAL
7
TEX
4
TAL
2
NSH
4
DOV
13
CLT
11
MCH
6
DAY
1
KEN
10
NHA
29
GLN
3
BRI
2
CLT
19
TEX
8
HOM
10
Denny Hamlin LVS
7
RCH
1*
DAR
2
Drew Herring IOW
12
IRP
8
IOW
11
Ryan Truex ATL
11
RCH
4
CHI
13
DOV
8
KAN
10
PHO
8
2012 Joey Logano DAY
16
PHO
8
LVS TEX
15
RCH
18
DAR
1
CLT
6
IND
7
CLT
1*
KAN TEX
10
Ryan Truex BRI
10
CAL TAL
11
DOV
2
GLN
15
CGV BRI ATL HOM
38
Bubba Wallace IOW
9
IOW
7
RCH
10
CHI KEN DOV
12
Michael McDowell MCH
7
ROA KEN
Clint Bowyer DAY
26
NHA CHI
Brian Vickers PHO
2
2013 DAY
19
PHO
17
LVS
3
BRI
3
CAL
34
TEX
9
RCH
4
TAL
15
DAR
3
CLT
11
DOV
2
IOW
29
MCH
33
ROA
6
KEN
4
DAY
13
NHA
2
CHI
5
IND
4
IOW
3
GLN
3
MOH
5
BRI
34
ATL
15
RCH
7
CHI
6
KEN
7
DOV
4
KAN
29
CLT
31
Denny Hamlin TEX
2
Drew Herring PHO
16
HOM
15
2014 Matt Kenseth DAY
14
PHO
5
LVS
6
BRI
5
CAL
7
TEX
6
DAR
3
CLT
6
DOV
4
KEN
36
NHA
3
IND
3
GLN
5
ATL
11
RCH
12
KAN
6
CLT
3
TEX
5
HOM
1
9th 1142
Daniel Suárez RCH
19
Bubba Wallace TAL
31
DAY
7
Michael McDowell IOW
7
IOW
2
Sam Hornish Jr. MCH
2
Kenny Habul ROA
14
MOH
31
Erik Jones CHI
7
BRI
8
PHO
6
Denny Hamlin CHI
32
Justin Boston KEN
9
DOV
12
2015 Erik Jones DAY
18
LVS
29
CAL
3
TEX
1*
BRI
4
TAL
30
IOW
3
CLT
15
KEN
2
IND
34
RCH
5
CLT
2
TEX
4
PHO
3
HOM
3
5th 1186
Matt Kenseth ATL
8
PHO
2
DOV
2
CHI
2
KAN
2*
Denny Hamlin RCH
1*
MCH
10
NHA
1*
BRI
3*
DAR
1*
DOV
2
Ross Kenseth CHI
6
David Ragan DAY
7
Kenny Wallace IOW
15
Kenny Habul GLN
29
MOH
28
ROA
14
Matt Tifft KEN
10
2016 Erik Jones DAY
31
ATL
3
LVS
3
PHO
2
CAL
15
TEX
2
BRI
1
RCH
34
TAL
21
DOV
1*
CLT
31
POC
2
MCH
4
IOW
27
DAY
10
KEN
4
NHA
2
IND
22
IOW
1*
GLN
12
MOH
6
BRI
33
ROA
21
DAR
6
RCH
2
CHI
1
KEN
28*
DOV
16
CLT
5
KAN
15
TEX
4
PHO
10
HOM
9
8th 2220
2017 DAY
32
PHO
3
CAL
4
TEX
1*
BRI
1
TAL
5
DOV
35
DAY
25
KEN
3*
IND
23
GLN
8
DAR
4
CHI
18*
DOV
20
CLT
30
KAN
15*
TEX
1*
PHO
3
4th 4001
Denny Hamlin ATL
20
CLT
5
MCH
1
Daniel Suárez LVS
3
BRI
2
Kyle Benjamin RCH
32
POC
16
Christopher Bell IOW
16
RCH
6
HOM
36
Ryan Preece NHA
2
IOW
1
KEN
4
James Davison MOH
4
ROA
37
2018 Christopher Bell DAY
39
ATL
3
LVS
2
PHO
4
CAL
21
TEX
2
BRI
29
RCH
1*
TAL
12
DOV
4
CLT
3
POC
36
MCH
11
IOW
2
CHI
12
DAY
3
KEN
1
NHA
1*
IOW
1
GLN
9
MOH
11
BRI
2
ROA
23
DAR
34
IND
7
LVS
4
RCH
1
ROV
5
DOV
1*
KAN
37
TEX
32
PHO
1*
HOM
11
4th 4026
2019 DAY
6
ATL
1*
LVS
13
PHO
30
CAL
3
TEX
3*
BRI
1
RCH
16
TAL
3
DOV
1
CLT
31
POC
5
MCH
13
IOW
1*
CHI
38
DAY
3
KEN
2
NHA
1*
IOW
2*
GLN
2
MOH
2
BRI
14
ROA
1
DAR
4
IND
29
LVS
2*
RCH
1*
ROV
12
DOV
25
KAN
12
TEX
1*
PHO
16*
HOM
5
3rd 4032
2020 Harrison Burton DAY
2
LVS
5
CAL
1
PHO
2
DAR
9
CLT
9
BRI
4
ATL
5
HOM
1
HOM
8
TAL
32
POC
32
IRC
25
KEN
17
KEN
12
TEX
4
KAN
3
ROA
16
DRC
8
DOV
5
DOV
11
DAY
5
DAR
6
RCH
16
RCH
4
BRI
4
LVS
9
TAL
23
ROV
33
KAN
11
TEX
1
MAR
1*
PHO
6
8th 2248
2021 DAY
3*
DRC
6
HOM
39
LVS
9
PHO
12
ATL
3
MAR
7
TAL
10
DAR
11
DOV
6
COA
6
CLT
3
MOH
38
TEX
30
NSH
3
POC
37
ROA
5
ATL
24
NHA
5
GLN
5
IRC
9
MCH
5
DAY
9
DAR
2
RCH
9
BRI
7
LVS
10
TAL
25
ROV
15
TEX
8
KAN
34
MAR
20
PHO
3
9th 2193
2023 John Hunter Nemechek DAY
2
CAL
1*
LVS
6
PHO
6
ATL
8
COA
27
RCH
2
MAR
1*
TAL
32
DOV
5
DAR
5*
CLT
2
PIR
10
SON
16
NSH
6
CSC
2
ATL
1
NHA
1*
POC
32
ROA
34
MCH
1*
IRC
13
GLN
6
DAY
28
DAR
3*
KAN
1*
BRI
3
TEX
1
ROV
8
LVS
2
HOM
3
MAR
18
PHO
28
4th 4009
2024 DAY
7
ATL
32
LVS
1*
PHO
32
COA
3
SON
6
IOW
27
NSH CSC POC IND MCH DAY DAR ATL GLN BRI KAN TAL ROV LVS HOM MAR PHO
Aric Almirola RCH
2*
MAR
1*
DAR
5
Ryan Truex TEX
7
TAL
34
DOV
1
PIR
27
Ty Gibbs CLT
9
Christopher Bell NHA
1

Car No. 54 history[edit]

Multiple drivers (2013-2015)
Sam Hornish Jr. at Road America in 2014.

In 2012, Kyle Busch fielded the No. 54 & After running the 54 for his team in 2012 with only one win (by his brother Kurt), Kyle Busch returned to JGR's strong Nationwide program with the No. 54 as a fourth JGR car, running 26 races and bringing sponsor Monster Energy with him. Parker Kligerman would take over the newly renumbered 77 for KBM. Busch didn't take long to get to victory lane. He won the pole, lead the most laps, and won the race in only the second race of the 2013 season at Phoenix International Raceway. He then scored victories at Bristol (4th race) and at Fontana (5th race). During the 2013 season, he won a total of 12 races.[102] Joey Coulter, Owen Kelly, and Drew Herring also ran in the 54, which finished 2nd in the owner's championship to the Team Penske No. 22 by one point.[103]

For the 2014 season, Kyle Busch ran part-time the No. 54 car, running all Sprint Cup Series companion races except Talladega and Daytona in July. Former IRL champion Sam Hornish Jr., who was not re-signed by Team Penske after scoring a win and finishing 2nd in Nationwide points in 2013, ran 7 races to help compete for the owner's championship.[102] At Iowa in May, Hornish won the Get To Know Newton 250, beating Ryan Blaney's 22 for his third career win.[104] The 54 once again finished 2nd in owners points to the Penske 22.

In 2015, Kyle Busch suffered injuries during the season-opening race at Daytona. He broke his leg after hitting the inside wall that had no SAFER barrier installed. His replacements were announced to be Erik Jones (at least 3 races), Cup series teammate Denny Hamlin (5 races), and road course veteran Boris Said (7 races).[105] Busch returned to the Xfinity Series at Michigan in June and scored his first win of the season. Jones scored a win the following race at Chicagoland, his second of the season.[89]

Part-time (2020)

For the 2020 season Kyle Busch (5 races) and Denny Hamlin (1 race) will race in the No. 54 car (previously used in 2012–15).

Multiple drivers (2021)

On January 27, 2021, it was confirmed that Ty Gibbs, Ty Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. would drive the 54 car in select races for the 2021 season. Ty Gibbs won in his series debut at the Daytona Road Course while Busch won by 11 seconds at COTA. Following Busch's win, Gibbs won again the next week at Charlotte holding off Austin Cindric for the second time. In the series’ return to Nashville Superspeedway, Busch made history by winning his 100th race. On July 3, Busch battled back from adversity to win the Henry 180 at Road America.

Ty Gibbs (2021–2022)

Ty Gibbs returned to the No. 54 in 2022 on a full-time basis. He won at Las Vegas, Atlanta, and Richmond. At the Martinsville spring race on April 8, Gibbs finished eighth after Sam Mayer did a bump and run on him on the final lap. After the race, Gibbs attempted to spin Mayer out during the cool-down laps before both drivers engaged in a fistfight on pit road.[106] In addition to this incident, Gibbs was fined US$15,000 for hitting Mayer's car on pit road after the race.[107] Gibbs scored his fourth win at Road America by passing Kyle Larson on the final lap.[108] He claimed his fifth win of the season at Michigan.[109] At Watkins Glen, Gibbs fiercely battled William Byron for the lead throughout most of the race until they both spun off-course during the final restart, resulting in Gibbs finishing 27th.[110] At the Martinsville playoff race, Gibbs dumped Jones to the outside wall on the final overtime lap to win and make the Championship 4.[111] After the race, he compared himself to Jesus in an interview on the SiriusXM NASCAR channel.[112] Gibbs dominated at Phoenix to become the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion.[113]

Car No. 54 results[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2013 Kyle Busch 54 Toyota DAY
32
PHO
1*
LVS
2
BRI
1*
CAL
1*
TEX
1*
RCH
3
DAR
1*
CLT
1*
DOV
5*
MCH
4
KEN
5*
DAY
11
NHA
1*
IND
1*
GLN
24
BRI
1*
ATL
2
RCH
4
CHI
1*
DOV
8
KAN
4
CLT
1
TEX
26
PHO
1*
HOM
3
2nd 1294
Joey Coulter TAL
21
CHI
14
Drew Herring IOW
11
IOW
6
KEN
6
Owen Kelly ROA
4
MOH
23
2014 Kyle Busch DAY
4*
PHO
1*
LVS
2
BRI
1
CAL
3
TEX
2
DAR
4*
RCH
3
CLT
3
DOV
1*
MCH
4
KEN
3
DAY
17
NHA
2
IND
2
GLN
2
BRI
2*
ATL
4
RCH
1**
CHI
3*
DOV
1*
KAN
1
CLT
2
TEX
1*
PHO
2*
HOM
2
2nd 1324
Sam Hornish Jr. TAL
5
IOW
1*
ROA
12*
CHI
36
IOW
4
MOH
30
KEN
30
2015 Kyle Busch DAY
26
MCH
1
KEN
3*
NHA
4
IND
1*
BRI
1
DAR
2
RCH
2
CHI
1*
DOV
3*
CLT
31*
KAN
1
TEX
14
PHO
1*
HOM
30
2nd 1191
Erik Jones ATL
13
PHO
5
RCH
4
DOV
9*
CHI
1*
DAY
8
IOW
7
KEN
8
Denny Hamlin LVS
4
CAL
18
TEX
7
BRI
31
CLT
2
Boris Said TAL
16
IOW
26
GLN
4
MOH
13
ROA
6
2020 Kyle Busch DAY LVS CAL PHO
3*
DAR
2
CLT
1*
BRI ATL HOM HOM TAL POC IND KEN KEN TEX
37
KAN ROA DAY DOV DOV DAY RCH
3
RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT KAN TEX MAR PHO 37th 257
Denny Hamlin DAR
5
2021 Ty Dillon DAY
14
HOM
37
LVS
31
TAL
35
2nd 4031
Ty Gibbs DRC
1
PHO
2
MAR
4
DAR
18
DOV
5
CLT
1
MOH
3
POC
2
GLN
1*
IRC
19
MCH
13
RCH
7*
BRI
11
LVS
11
ROV
21
KAN
1
MAR
27
Kyle Busch COA
1*
TEX
1*
NSH
1*
ROA
1
ATL
1*
Denny Hamlin DAR
12*
Martin Truex Jr. ATL
2*
Christopher Bell NHA
1*
DAY
6
John Hunter Nemechek TAL
22
TEX
1*
PHO
6
2022 Ty Gibbs DAY
11
CAL
13
LVS
1
PHO
6
ATL
1
COA
15
RCH
1
MAR
8*
TAL
35
DOV
3
DAR
16
TEX
12
CLT
2
PIR
7*
NSH
4
ROA
1
ATL
35
NHA
21*
POC
2
IRC
8
MCH
1*
GLN
27
DAY
7
DAR
6
KAN
3*
BRI
36
TEX
3
TAL
7
ROV
2
LVS
4
HOM
2
MAR
1*
PHO
1*
1st 4040

Car No. 81 history[edit]

Smith's No. 81 car at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 2024.

The No. 81 car made its debut in 2021 as the fifth JGR entry at Road America. It was driven by Ty Gibbs while Kyle Busch occupied Gibbs' usual No. 54.

The No. 81 returned full-time in 2024 with Chandler Smith behind the wheel. Smith started the season with a fifth place finish at Daytona. He later scored wins at Phoenix and Richmond.[114][115]

Car No. 81 results[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2021 Ty Gibbs 81 Toyota DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT MOH TEX NSH POC ROA
33
ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO 48th 8
2024 Chandler Smith DAY
5
ATL
2
LVS
3
PHO
1*
COA
8
RCH
1
MAR
3
TEX
15
TAL
25
DOV
7
DAR
12
CLT
18
PIR
35
SON
8
IOW
8*
NHA
15
NSH CSC POC IND MCH DAY DAR ATL GLN BRI KAN TAL ROV LVS HOM MAR PHO

NASCAR Truck Series[edit]

Erik Jones in 2013.

From 2000 to 2002, Joe Gibbs fielded trucks numbered 20 and 48 in the Craftsman Truck Series for his sons Coy and J. D. Gibbs. Coy ran 12 races in 2000, then the full 2001 and 2002 seasons, with 21 top 10s and 10th-place points finishes in the latter two seasons. J. D. only ran a total of 8 races over the three seasons, with no top 10 finishes.[7][116][117][118][119]

From 2004 to 2006, JGR drivers drove in the Truck Series for Chevrolet-affiliated Morgan-Dollar Motorsports, fielding Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart, Denny Hamlin, J. J. Yeley, Jason Leffler, and Aric Almirola in select races.[120] In 2006, JGR contracted Spears Motorsports to field Almirola in their 75 truck for his rookie Truck season.[121] Almirola had three top 10s (compared to two top 10s in four starts the previous year), finishing 18th in points.[122]

Gibbs after Kyle Busch won the 2015 Toyota/Save Mart 350

From 2010 through 2022, JGR drivers competed in the Truck Series through Kyle Busch Motorsports, owned by Cup Series driver Kyle Busch. KBM used JGR-built engines in competition.[123] The partnership ended following the 2022 season when Busch left the organization.

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

Riley Herbst in 2017

In 1999, Joe Gibbs Racing fielded the No. 18 car for Jason Leffler for one race. Leffler finish 5th at Atlanta. In 2000, Leffler returned at Charlotte, he started 2nd and led one lap, however, he crashed with 55 of 67 laps completed.

From 2004 to 2005, Joe Gibbs Racing partnered with Shaver Motorsports to field development drivers in the ARCA Racing Series.[124] Denny Hamlin finished third in the 2004 season finale at Talladega.[125] J. J. Yeley ran the 2005 season opener at Daytona, as part of his development deal with JGR.[24][125] Aric Almirola ran the 2005 finale at Talladega.[124]

Other Car results[edit]

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Owners Pts
2004 Denny Hamlin 10 Pontiac DAY NSH SLM KEN TOL CLT KAN POC MCH SBO BLN KEN GTW POC LER NSH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM TAL
3
107th 215
2005 2 NSH
36
SLM KEN TOL LAN MIL POC MCH KAN KEN BLN POC GTW LER NSH MCH ISF TOL DSF CHI SLM
J. J. Yeley Chevy DAY
3
Aric Almirola TAL
37

Car No. 18 history[edit]

Leffler raced one race in 1999 and one race in 2000 with No. 18.

In 2010, Joe Gibbs Racing entered the No. 18 at Michigan for Max Gresham which was also entered again as Brennan Poole due to Gresham having a contractual obligation for another team that day of the race although the team would later withdraw their entry from the race entirely.

On December 15, 2016, it was announced that JGR would field a car for Riley Herbst full-time in the 2017 season.[126] Matt Tifft ran the season opener at Daytona due to Herbst not being eligible to compete in the race.[127]

In 2018, Herbst returned for another full-time season. In 2019, Herbst drove the No. 18 for eight races, while Ty Gibbs drove for 11 races, winning at Gateway and Salem. Todd Gilliland drove one race at Pocono.

In 2020, Gibbs ran 16 races, winning six times, while Herbst ran the other four races. Despite missing four races, Gibbs finished fifth in the driver's standings. Gibbs also raced in the ARCA East series, winning at Toledo and finishing second in the standings of the six-race season. Gibbs ran full-time in 2021, winning 10 of the 20 races and finishing in the top three 17 times en route to the series championship. Gibbs also ran a standalone ARCA West event at Phoenix in March and a standalone ARCA East event at Dover in May, winning both races. For 2022, the No. 18 was fielded by Kyle Busch Motorsports.

In 2023, the car returned to JGR, with Connor Mosack driving six races and William Sawalich driving 13 races. Following the Bristol race, Sawalich clinched the 2023 ARCA Menards Series East championship.[128]

Car No. 18 results[edit]

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Owners Pts
1999 Jason Leffler 18 Pontiac DAY ATL SLM AND CLT MCH POC TOL SBS BLN POC KIL FRS FLM ISF WIN DSF SLM CLT TAL ATL
5
87th 205
2000 DAY SLM AND CLT KIL FRS MCH POC TOL KEN BLN POC WIN ISF KEN DSF SLM CLT
31
TAL ATL 124th 100
2017 Matt Tifft Toyota DAY
12
5th 4555
Riley Herbst NSH
7
SLM
12
TAL
8
TOL
5
ELK
3*
POC
1*
MCH
16
MAD
3
IOW
12
IRP
13
POC
2
WIN
17
ISF
16
ROA
2
DSF
16
SLM
17
CHI
13
KEN
7
KAN
9
2018 DAY
10
NSH
13
SLM
6
TAL
17
TOL
19
CLT
2
POC
5
MCH
2
MAD
13
GTW
5
CHI
6
IOW
17
ELK
4
POC
5
ISF
9
BLN
9
DSF
3
SLM
9
IRP
8
KAN
4
3rd 4595
2019 DAY
10
TAL
2
CLT
19
POC
2*
MCH
12
CHI
6
DSF
6
KAN
16
16th 1485
Ty Gibbs FIF
2
SLM
6
NSH
2
TOL
2
MAD
8
GTW
1
ELK
2
IOW
5
ISF
15
SLM
1*
IRP
15*
13th 2315
Todd Gilliland POC
2*
2020 Riley Herbst DAY
7
TAL
4
KAN
3
MCH
1
24th 167
Ty Gibbs PHO
3*
POC
1*
IRP
15
KEN
1*
IOW
1*
TOL
2
TOL
10*
DRC
2
GTW
1*
L44
4
TOL
3
BRI
2
WIN
1*
MEM
1
ISF
10
KAN
14
5th 674
2021 DAY
4
PHO
1*
TAL
27
KAN
1**
TOL
1*
CLT
1**
MOH
1*
POC
2
ELK
4*
BLN
2*
IOW
1*
WIN
1
GLN
3
MCH
1*
ISF
2
MLW
1**
DSF
2
BRI
1*
SLM
2*
KAN
2*
1st 997
2023 Connor Mosack DAY
2*
KAN
4
CLT
9
POC
2
MCH
3
KAN
1*
2nd 1046
William Sawalich PHO
13*
BLN
1
ELK
2
MOH
2
IOW
2*
IRP
4
GLN
4
ISF
5
MLW
1*
DSF
5
BRI
1
SLM
6
TOL
1*
Taylor Gray TAL
7
2024 Tanner Gray DAY
24
TAL
3
KAN
2*
CLT
1
MCH KAN
William Sawalich PHO
1*
DOV
17*
IOW
2
MOH
1
BLN IRP SLM ELK ISF MLW DSF GLN BRI TOL

Car No. 19 history[edit]

In 2018, Drew Herring drove the No. 19 NOS Energy Drink/ORCA Coolers/Advance Auto Parts Toyota at the season finale at Kansas, winning the pole and finishing 8th.

Car No. 19 results[edit]

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AMSC Pts
2018 Drew Herring 19 Toyota DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL CLT POC MCH MAD GTW CHI IOW ELK POC ISF BLN DSF SLM IRP KAN
8*
75th 205

Car No. 81 history[edit]

In 2017, Riley Herbst was entered at the season opener in Daytona in the team's second car (No. 81), but he was ineligible to race. Herbst and Zane Smith were both ineligible to run the season opener at Daytona, though ARCA allowed both to participate in practice.

In 2022, JGR would bring back the No. 81 for Brandon Jones in five races with sponsorship from Menards. He would win three times: Charlotte, Iowa, and Watkins Glen.

Car No. 81 results[edit]

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AMSC Pts
2017 Riley Herbst 81 Toyota DAY
Wth
NSH SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH MAD IOW IRP POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI KEN KAN
2021 Sammy Smith DAY PHO TAL KAN TOL CLT MOH POC ELK BLN IOW
18
WIN GLN MCH ISF MLW
5
DSF BRI
2
SLM KAN 35th 107[129]
2022 Brandon Jones DAY PHO TAL KAN CLT
1*
IOW
1
BLN ELK MOH POC
3
IRP MCH GLN
1
ISF MLW DSF KAN BRI
2
SLM TOL 19th 227

Controversy[edit]

Following the 2008 Chicagoland race, NASCAR made a regulation change specifically to Toyota, which mandated them to run a smaller restrictor plate to cut horsepower by an estimated 15 to 20 horsepower (15 kW) from their engines. After the August 16, 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR used a dynamometer to test the horsepower of several cars from all competing manufacturers. While testing the two Joe Gibbs Racing cars, officials found that the throttle pedal on both cars had been manipulated using magnets a quarter-inch thick to prevent the accelerator from going 100 percent wide open. Joe Gibbs issued a statement saying "we will take full responsibility and accept any penalties NASCAR levied against us" and "we will also investigate internally how this incident took place and who was involved and make whatever decisions are necessary to ensure that this kind of situation never happens again."[130] Seven crew members were suspended indefinitely and two drivers and the team were penalized 150 points apiece.[131]

Additionally, JGR has been at the center of controversy regarding the closure of smaller teams who formed a technical alliance with them and TRD. Examples of this are the closure of Furniture Row Racing in 2018[132] and Leavine Family Racing in 2020.[133]

Motocross team[edit]

In 2008, Gibbs branched out into motorcycle racing, forming the JGRMX team competing in the AMA motocross and Supercross championships.[134][135] The team is based in Huntersville, North Carolina and is managed by Gibbs' son, Coy Gibbs.[134]

On January 5, 2008 the Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team made its racing debut in the first round of the 2008 Supercross Series in Anaheim, CA with riders Josh Hansen and Josh Summey.[136] Josh Grant and Cody Cooper rode for the team in 2009,[137] with Grant winning the opening round of Supercross at Anaheim. Grant and Justin Brayton rode for the team in 2010,[138] and Davi Millsaps replaced Grant in 2011.[139] James Stewart replaced Brayton in 2012,[140] and won the Oakland and Daytona Supercrosses, while Millsaps finished second in points. On May 6, 2012, Stewart and the team officially parted ways.[141]

Grant and Brayton returned as the team's two riders in 2013[142] and were joined by Phil Nicoletti in 2014. Justin Barcia and Weston Peick replaced Grant and Brayton on the team in 2015,[143] with Barcia winning two nationals (Budds Creek and RedBud). In 2017, the team switched from Yamaha to Suzuki and added a 250cc effort, with Nicoletti and Matt Bisceglia.[144] For 2018, JGRMX/Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki became the official factory Suzuki program, with riders Peick and Justin Bogle (450) and 2017 250SX West Champion Justin Hill, Nicoletti, Jimmy Decotis, and Kyle Peters (250).[145] Hill scored a win at San Diego while Bogle missed most of the season with injuries as Malcolm Stewart filled in for him.[146] The 2019 team consists of two-time Supercross champion Chad Reed, Peick, Hill (450), Decotis, Peters, Alex Martin, Enzo Lopes (250).[147] Peick suffered serious facial injuries in a crash at the Paris Supercross in October 2018.[148]

J. D. Gibbs health complications and passing[edit]

It was reported on March 25, 2015, that J. D. Gibbs had begun treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function, including speech and processing issues.[149] It was later announced on January 11, 2019, that J. D. Gibbs had died following complications of degenerative neurological disease. A memorial service was held on January 25, 2019.[150]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KYLE BUSCH WINS FIRST SPRINT CUP SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP". nascar.com. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Joe Gibbs Racing (January 1, 2004). "Joe Gibbs Racing 2004 preview". motorsport.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Joe Gibbs Racing (April 2, 2005). "Joe Gibbs Racing Diversity Program, 2nd season". motorsport.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Archived from the original on September 4, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "Bubba Wallace, Denny Hamlin reveal manufacturer, technical alliance for 23XI Racing". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. October 30, 2020. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  5. ^ a b Jhabvala, Nicki. "Josh Harris's sports ownership group invests in Joe Gibbs Racing". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 20, 2023.
  6. ^ "Joe Gibbs". joegibbsracing.com. Joe Gibbs Racing. Archived from the original on July 16, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "A Gibbs family tradition". The Washington Times. July 28, 2006. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Glick, Shav (February 10, 2004). "Race Team Still Run by a Gibbs: J. D. will replace father Joe, who will again coach the Washington Redskins". Los Angeles Times. Daytona Beach, Florida. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  9. ^ "2019 Monster Energy Cup Series Owners". foxsports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  10. ^ Spencer, Lee (August 19, 2014). "It's official -- Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez join JGR". motorsport.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  11. ^ Newton, David (September 5, 2007). "Gibbs makes formal announcement on Toyota move". ESPN Sprint Cup. Huntersville, North Carolina: ESPN. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  12. ^ Ryan, Nate (August 11, 2011). "Toyota, Joe Gibbs Racing to merge engine-building shops". USA Today. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  13. ^ Sporting News Wire Service (August 11, 2011). "JOE GIBBS RACING, TRD FORGE ENGINE PARTNERSHIP". NASCAR. NASCAR, Sporting News. Retrieved November 24, 2014.
  14. ^ Cain, Holly (September 27, 2015). "FURNITURE ROW WILL FIELD TOYOTA CAMRYS IN 2016". NASCAR. Retrieved September 27, 2015.
  15. ^ Cain, Holly (August 7, 2016). "FURNITURE ROW ADDS ERIK JONES TO GROWING TEAM". NASCAR. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Furniture Row Racing is shutting down; Martin Truex Jr. will find a new team". The Denver Post. September 4, 2018. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  17. ^ Press Release (December 15, 2010). "Brian Scott to drive No. 11 JGR Toyota with crew chief Kevin Kidd in Nationwide". SkirtsAndSkuffs.com. Huntersville, North Carolina: Skirts and Skuffs. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  18. ^ "NASCAR Notebook: Brian Scott signs to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR Nationwide Series". MassLive.com. Fort Worth, Texas. November 6, 2010. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  19. ^ a b James, Brant (March 27, 2013). "Brian Scott has shown he belongs". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  20. ^ "Dollar General Announces Racing Plans for 2012". newscenter.dollargeneral.com. Goodlettsville, Tennessee: Dollar General. October 13, 2011. Archived from the original on December 11, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  21. ^ Pockrass, Bob (November 20, 2012). "Elliott Sadler lands full time Nationwide Series ride with Joe Gibbs Racing". Sporting News. Homestead, Florida. Archived from the original on November 2, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  22. ^ Vinvent, Amanda (May 3, 2014). "Sadler survives late-race carnage to win at Talladega". motorsport.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  23. ^ "ELLIOTT SADLER TO JOIN ROUSH FENWAY IN 2015". NASCAR.com. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  24. ^ a b "BUSCH: USAC star Yeley gets the call to NASCAR". motorsport.com. November 23, 2003. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  25. ^ Joe Gibbs Racing (February 16, 2004). "BUSCH: JGR announces sponsor for Yeley". motorsport.com. Daytona Beach, Florida. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  26. ^ Chemris, Thomas (March 9, 2004). "BUSCH: Beating Around the Busch, chapter 6". motorsport.com. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  27. ^ "BUSCH: 2004 Rookie standings". motorsport.com. December 2, 2004. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  28. ^ "BUSCH: JGR sign Coleman and sponsor". motorsport.com. Concord, North Carolina. January 25, 2007. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  29. ^ Joe Gibbs Racing (March 20, 2007). "BUSCH: Conway debuts for JGR at Bristol". motorsport.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  30. ^ a b Joe Gibbs Racing (December 19, 2008). "Brad Coleman returns to Joe Gibbs Racing". motorsport.com. Charlotte, North Carolina. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  31. ^ Joe Gibbs Racing (October 21, 2008). "Memphis: Marc Davis debut preview". motorsport.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  32. ^ Estrada, Chris (August 19, 2014). "NASCAR: Mexican rising star Daniel Suarez moving up to Nationwide". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  33. ^ DeGroot, Nick (December 4, 2015). "Five most impressive drivers from 2015 NASCAR Xfinity season". motorsport.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  34. ^ a b Spencer, Lee (January 8, 2016). "Joe Gibbs Racing reveals 2016 Xfinity crew chief lineup". motorsport.com. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  35. ^ a b Bromberg, Nick (February 10, 2016). "Bobby Labonte back with Joe Gibbs Racing for Daytona Xfinity race". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  36. ^ Team release (February 5, 2016). "MATT TIFFT TO MAKE 13 STARTS IN XFINITY SERIES FOR JGR". NASCAR.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  37. ^ "Tifft undergoes surgery to remove brain tumor". Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  38. ^ "JGR announces driver change for XFINITY Iowa race". Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  39. ^ "What rust? Hornish stomps field en route to Iowa win". Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  40. ^ Crandall, Kelly (August 7, 2019). "Earnhardt splits with sponsor iK9". Racer.com. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  41. ^ McFadin, Daniel (August 7, 2019). "Jack Hawksworth joins Joe Gibbs Racing for Mid-Ohio Xfinity race". NBC Sports. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  42. ^ Glover, Luken (October 10, 2020). "Title Hopes End for Brandon Brown, Harrison Burton, Michael Annett & Riley Herbst". Frontstretch. Retrieved October 13, 2020.
  43. ^ Spencer, Reid (March 11, 2023). "Sammy Smith scores first career Xfinity win at Phoenix". NASCAR. Retrieved March 12, 2023.
  44. ^ "Sheldon Creed, Chandler Smith join Joe Gibbs Racing; Aric Almirola to run partial schedule". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. December 13, 2023. Retrieved December 13, 2023.
  45. ^ "Mike McLaughlin – 2002 NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved January 3, 2015.
  46. ^ "Coy Gibbs – 2003 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 13, 2023.
  47. ^ "J.J. Yeley – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  48. ^ "J.J. Yeley – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
  49. ^ "Owner Points Following Race # 35". Jayski.com. Retrieved June 18, 2024.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  50. ^ "Kyle Busch – 2009 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  51. ^ "Riley Herbst – 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  52. ^ "Daniel Hemric – 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  53. ^ "Sammy Smith – 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  54. ^ Spencer, Lee (June 12, 2016). "Daniel Suarez becomes first Mexican driver to win NASCAR national series race". espn.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016.
  55. ^ Pistone, Pete (November 19, 2016). "Suarez Winner and Champion". MRN.com. Motor Racing Network. Archived from the original on November 20, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  56. ^ "Matt Tifft lands full-time XFINITY ride with JGR". Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  57. ^ "Brandon Jones reveals he will drive for JR Motorsports in 2023". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. September 14, 2022. Retrieved September 16, 2022.
  58. ^ Cain, Holly (April 29, 2023). "Ryan Truex rolls to first Xfinity Series win at Dover". NASCAR. Retrieved April 30, 2023.
  59. ^ Spencer, Reid (August 12, 2023). "Ty Gibbs distances field, wins Xfinity Series race at Indy road course". NASCAR. Retrieved August 13, 2023.
  60. ^ Spencer, Reid (September 2, 2023). "Denny Hamlin wins Xfinity Series race at Darlington". NASCAR. Retrieved September 3, 2023.
  61. ^ "Bobby Labonte – 2005 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 7, 2016.
  62. ^ "Aric Almirola – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  63. ^ "Tony Stewart – 2006 NASCAR Busch Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 3, 2023.
  64. ^ "Daniel Suárez – 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  65. ^ "Matt Tifft – 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  66. ^ "Brandon Jones – 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  67. ^ "Brandon Jones – 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  68. ^ "Brandon Jones – 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  69. ^ "Brandon Jones – 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  70. ^ "Brandon Jones – 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 26, 2022.
  71. ^ "2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series Owner Point Standings". Toby Christie. Retrieved December 13, 2023.
  72. ^ "ConAgra Foods and Coy Gibbs Combine Forces for Five Races on the NASCAR Busch Series". PR Newswire. Omaha, Nebraska. August 19, 2002. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  73. ^ "Hamlin takes checkered flag at Milwaukee, but Almirola wins". USA Today. June 23, 2007. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  74. ^ Pockrass, Bob (November 6, 2012). "Brian Vickers driving full 2013 Nationwide schedule for Joe Gibbs Racing". Sporting News NASCAR. Sporting News. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  75. ^ Ryan, Nate (October 14, 2013). "Brian Vickers has blood clot, will miss rest of season". USA Today. Concord, North Carolina. Retrieved October 20, 2014.
  76. ^ "Reser's Fine Foods and GameStop Return to Sponsor Matt Kenseth in 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series". Business Wire. January 22, 2014. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  77. ^ "SunEnergy1 Sponsors Four NASCAR Nationwide Races: Matt Kenseth, Sam Hornish Jr. and Kenny Habul to Pilot No. 20 SunEnergy1 Toyota". joegibbsracing.com. Joe Gibbs Racing, Toyota. 2014. Archived from the original on September 11, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  78. ^ Spencer, Reid (September 13, 2014). "Kevin Harvick wins Chicagoland Nationwide race". Yahoo! Sports. Joliet, Illinois: Yahoo!. Archived from the original on September 16, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  79. ^ Spencer, Lee (September 16, 2014). "Justin Boston's Nationwide Series coming out party is scheduled for Saturday at Kentucky Speedway". motorsport.com. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  80. ^ "NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES OWNER STANDINGS". NASCAR.com. NASCAR. November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  81. ^ "Joe Gibbs Racing Announces 2015 Crew Chief Lineup". Joe Gibbs Racing. December 4, 2014. Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  82. ^ "Jones to Run Full-Time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Part-Time NASCAR XFINITY Series Schedule in 2015". Joe Gibbs Racing/Kyle Busch Motorsports. November 6, 2014. Archived from the original on November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  83. ^ a b Spencer, Lee (April 11, 2015). "What's next for Erik Jones?". motorsport.com. Fort Worth, Texas. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  84. ^ a b c d e "IOWA TO MARK KENNY WALLACE'S LAST START: Veteran driver will pilot No. 20 Toyota before calling it a career". NASCAR.com. July 14, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  85. ^ Vincent, Amanda (April 11, 2015). "Erik Jones holds off Keselowski and Earnhardt to win first XFINITY race". motorsport.com. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  86. ^ Spencer, Lee (April 17, 2015). "Ross Kenseth is ready for his NASCAR debut". motorsport.com. Bristol, Tennessee. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
  87. ^ "Matt Tifft Joins Joe Gibbs Racing Lineup For Kentucky Speedway". Chris Knight via Catchfence. September 19, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  88. ^ "Sport Clips Haircuts Expands Partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 Season". Joe Gibbs Racing. January 15, 2015. Archived from the original on January 21, 2015. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
  89. ^ a b Team release (January 18, 2016). "ERIK JONES' XFINITY SERIES SPONSOR LINEUP FOR 2016". NASCAR.com. Huntersville, North Carolina. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  90. ^ Spencer, Reid (February 26, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek scoots to Xfinity win at Auto Club". NASCAR. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  91. ^ Cain, Holly (April 15, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek dominates Xfinity Series race at Martinsville". NASCAR. Retrieved April 16, 2023.
  92. ^ Spencer, Reid (July 8, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek steals Xfinity win in Atlanta in overtime". NASCAR. Retrieved July 9, 2023.
  93. ^ Cain, Holly (July 15, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek notches Xfinity win at New Hampshire". NASCAR. Retrieved July 16, 2023.
  94. ^ Spencer, Reid (August 5, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek prevails at Michigan, lands JGR's 200th Xfinity win". NASCAR. Retrieved August 6, 2023.
  95. ^ Spencer, Reid (September 9, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek rolls to Kansas victory; Xfinity Playoffs field set". NASCAR. Retrieved September 10, 2023.
  96. ^ Cain, Holly (September 23, 2023). "John Hunter Nemechek roars at Texas, locks up seventh Xfinity victory of 2023". NASCAR. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  97. ^ Albino, Dustin (November 4, 2023). "Cole Custer gets illustrious first Xfinity Series championship in return season". NASCAR. Retrieved November 5, 2023.
  98. ^ Spencer, Reid (March 2, 2024). "John Hunter Nemechek, JGR dominate Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas". NASCAR. Retrieved March 3, 2024.
  99. ^ Sturniolo, Zach (April 6, 2024). "Almirola prevails, Smith's Martinsville rally falls short in Dash 4 Cash pursuit". NASCAR. Retrieved April 7, 2024.
  100. ^ Cain, Holly (April 27, 2024). "Ryan Truex goes back-to-back at Dover, cuts through chaos for first Xfinity win of 2024". NASCAR. Retrieved April 28, 2024.
  101. ^ "Christopher Bell wards off Custer, Creed in overtime for Xfinity win in New Hampshire". NASCAR. June 22, 2024. Retrieved June 23, 2024.
  102. ^ a b Spencer, Lee (January 5, 2014). "Sources: Hornish to share car with Kyle Busch in Nationwide Series". FOX Sports. Archived from the original on January 6, 2014. Retrieved January 5, 2014.
  103. ^ "NASCAR Nationwide Series 2013: Final owner point standings". motorsportsone.com. Motorsports One. 2013. Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  104. ^ Jensen, Tom (May 18, 2014). "Opportunity seized: Hornish Jr. wins Newton 250 NNS race at Iowa". Fox Sports. Newton, Iowa (Iowa Speedway). Retrieved August 17, 2014.
  105. ^ "Drivers Confirmed to Pilot No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in Upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series Events". Joe Gibbs Racing. March 3, 2015. Archived from the original on March 7, 2015. Retrieved March 3, 2015.
  106. ^ Albert, Zack (April 8, 2022). "Ty Gibbs, Sam Mayer tussle on pit road after Martinsville race". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  107. ^ Albert, Zack (April 12, 2022). "Penalty report: Ty Gibbs fined $15K for pit-road contact post-race at Martinsville; RCR penalized". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved April 13, 2022.
  108. ^ Spencer, Reid (July 2, 2022). "Ty Gibbs overtakes Kyle Larson to win Xfinity Series race at Road America". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 3, 2022.
  109. ^ Spencer, Reid (August 6, 2022). "Ty Gibbs scores fifth Xfinity Series win of 2022 at Michigan". NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  110. ^ Cain, Holly (August 20, 2022). "Kyle Larson sidesteps Byron-Gibbs collision for Xfinity Series win at Watkins Glen". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved August 21, 2022.
  111. ^ Spencer, Reid (October 29, 2022). "Ty Gibbs wins Xfinity Series race at Martinsville; Championship 4 set". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 31, 2022.
  112. ^ SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (October 30, 2022). ""Jesus was hated first and among all the people. That's a part of it [...] silencing out the crowd."". Twitter. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  113. ^ Richardson, Cameron (November 5, 2022). "Ty Gibbs triumphs, claims Xfinity Series title in rookie year". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 6, 2022.
  114. ^ Spencer, Reid (March 9, 2024). "Chandler Smith surges in overtime, grabs Xfinity Series win in Phoenix". NASCAR. Retrieved March 10, 2024.
  115. ^ Albert, Zack (March 30, 2024). "Smith, Almirola, Love, Kligerman clinch eligibility for Dash 4 Cash opener". NASCAR. Retrieved March 31, 2024.
  116. ^ Spencer, Lee (March 25, 2015). "J. D. Gibbs treated for complications due to head injuries". Motorsport.com. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  117. ^ "Hewitt New Chief For Coy Gibbs". Motor Racing Network. November 8, 2001. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  118. ^ "Brother on brother: Gibbs boys continue rivalry". Crash.net. May 2001. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  119. ^ "J D Gibbs Rides Again". Motor Racing Network. September 5, 2001. Archived from the original on December 21, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  120. ^ GM Racing (July 28, 2004). "JJ Yeley to make debut at Michigan". motorsport.com. Statesville, North Carolina. Archived from the original on November 26, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
  121. ^ General Motors Racing (January 13, 2006). "Almirola to drive for Spears Motorsports". motorsport.com. Mooresville, North Carolina. Archived from the original on February 17, 2016. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  122. ^ "Aric Almirola". racing-reference.info. 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  123. ^ Newton, David (February 3, 2013). "Kyle Busch signs deal with JGR". ESPN.go.com. Huntersville, North Carolina: ESPN. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  124. ^ a b "Hixson Motorsports Beckons for Buice at Palm Beach Int'l Raceway Roadcourse..." Automobile Racing Club of America. Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. February 13, 2010. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  125. ^ a b "Joe Gibbs Racing Taps Shaver Motorsports To Field Car For Yeley at Daytona". Automobile Racing Club of America. Huntersville, North Carolina. May 6, 2005. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  126. ^ "Rookie Riley Herbst joins Joe Gibbs Racing for ARCA ride in 2017". Automobile Racing Club of America. Las Vegas. December 15, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  127. ^ Long, Mark (February 17, 2017). "After brain tumor, Tifft welcomes 'different chapter'". Associated Press, MSN Sports. Archived from the original on February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 18, 2017.
  128. ^ "Toyota driver William Sawalich wins 2023 ARCA East championship". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media. September 14, 2023. Retrieved September 15, 2023.
  129. ^ "Sammy Smith – 2021 ARCA Menards Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  130. ^ Mejia, Diego (August 18, 2008). "Gibbs facing penalties for dyno 'cheat'". Autosport. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  131. ^ Long, Dustin (August 20, 2008). "NASCAR heavily penalizes Joe Gibbs Racing". The Virginian-Pilot. Archived from the original on January 7, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  132. ^ "Analysis: Furniture Row Racing's demise leaves lingering questions". NBC Sports. September 5, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  133. ^ Weaver, Matt (August 4, 2020). "Leavine Family Racing to Close after 2020 NASCAR Cup Season". Autoweek. Retrieved September 2, 2020.
  134. ^ a b "NASCAR drivers, Joe Gibbs get behind Supercross". USA Today. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  135. ^ "JGRMX Team". jgrmx.com. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  136. ^ "Joe Gibbs Racing Forms Motocross and Supercross Team". July 30, 2007.
  137. ^ "JGRMX Announces 2009 Riders". Racer X. Retrieved January 14, 2024.
  138. ^ "Adventure Archives".
  139. ^ "Supercross 2011: Joe Gibbs Racing Team - Supercross". supercross.com. Archived from the original on January 25, 2019.
  140. ^ "It's Official: James Stewart to JGRMX".
  141. ^ "Countersteer Blog". Archived from the original on April 20, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  142. ^ 2013 team photo jgrmxraceteam.com Archived January 25, 2019, at the Wayback Machine
  143. ^ Barcia and Peick jgrmxraceteam.com Archived January 25, 2019, at the Wayback Machine
  144. ^ "Explore Toyota Racing | Toyota Racing".
  145. ^ "Gallery: JGRMX Team Shoot". Racer X. Retrieved January 14, 2024.
  146. ^ "Malcolm Stewart to Fill in for Injured Justin Bogle at JGR". January 11, 2018.
  147. ^ "Adventure Archives".
  148. ^ "Weston Peick | Road2Recovery Foundation".
  149. ^ Pockrass, Bob (March 25, 2015). "J. D. Gibbs getting treatment for brain issues". ESPN. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  150. ^ DeGroot, Nick (January 12, 2019). "J. D. Gibbs passes away". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 12, 2019.

External links[edit]