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Joe Gibbs Racing – NASCAR Cup Series and The Drivers

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is an American professional stock car racing organization. Founded in 1991, Joe Gibbs Racing was run by the son of a former Washington Redskins coach. The team first competed in the NASCAR series. Joe Gibbs Racing has won five NASCAR Cup Series Championships in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2015, and 2015) respectively. The team also has won three NASCAR Xfinity Series Championships (2009, 2016, 2021). After Gibbs’ death, his son ran the team until 2019. 

NASCAR Cup Series of The Joe Gibbs Racing

The Joe Gibbs Racing-NASCAR Cup team is one of the strongest in the sport. Since 1992, the team has won over 330 races in all the major series. Among the notable drivers who have piloted Gibbs’ machines are Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Christopher Bell.

Car No.11 and Denny Hamlin

Dennis Hamlin is a professional stock car racing driver and NASCAR team owner from the United States. He is a full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 11 Toyota Camry. He has won 47 races in the NASCAR Cup Series, including the Daytona 500 in 2016 and 2019.

Car No.18 and Kyle Busch

Kyle Thomas Busch is a professional stock car racing driver and team owner from the United States. As of 2022, he races full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 18 Toyota Camry, and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports, driving the No. 51 Toyota Tundra. Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2009.

Car No.19 and Martin Truex Jr.

Martin Truex Jr. was announced as Suárez’s replacement in the No. 19 squad in 2018. In addition, former Furniture Row Racing crew chief Cole Pearn will join the team for the 2019 season.

Truex’s 2019 season began on a poor note, though, when he was trapped in “The Big One” in the Daytona 500, finishing 35th. Before winning his first short track race at Richmond, he had five top-10 finishes in a row and two top-20 finishes. Truex won in Dover, Charlotte, and Sonoma as well. Truex won at Phoenix Martinsville and Darlington in the 2021 season.

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