Joe Gibbs Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Current NASCAR Cup Series rookie Christopher Bell will make the jump from Leavine Family Racing to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2021, replacing Erik Jones in the No. 20 Toyota Camry. Last Thursday, JGR made the announcement that Jones will be ousted at the end of the 2020 campaign. Four days later, the team made its official decision that Bell will be the fourth driver to pilot the No. 20 car. This came to be after last Tuesday’s confirmation that LFR will sell its assets to anotherRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer After three seasons, Erik Jones tenure with Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series will come to an end following the 2020 season. The confirmation of Jones no longer being welcomed in the No. 20 Toyota Camry was first confirmed Thursday by NASCAR Race Hub‘s Shannon Spake before JGR sealed its official fate to the public that 2021 will have a new driver a few hours later. “We appreciate all Erik has done for Joe Gibbs Racing over the past several year,” said Joe Gibbs.Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Throughout the years, the “Dale and Dale Show” between Dale Earnhardt and Dale Jarrett had several episodes, but the first one back in 1993 may have been the best as the two future NASCAR Hall of Famers battled it out in the season opening Daytona 500. Earnhardt was still looking for his first win in the Great American Race, while Jarrett was entering his second season with upstart Joe Gibbs Racing as the team was still searching for their first win. By the time the checkeredRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 34 Years in Cup: 16 Career Wins: 56 Biggest Accomplishment: Two-time Cup Series Champion (2015 & 2019) Rolling into Speedweeks as the top dog of the NASCAR Cup Series is Kyle Busch. What can be described as a roller coaster championship campaign, Busch continued building his legendary career. Like going undefeated (5-0) in the Gander RV & OutdoorsRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service Note: This is the third in a five-part series of features highlighting the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Buddy Baker, Joe Gibbs, Bobby Labonte, Tony Stewart and Waddell Wilson. The class will be officially enshrined on Jan. 31 at the Charlotte Convention Center, broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio. Last November, on the eve of his team fielding an unprecedented three of the four cars eligible for the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series championship trophy,Read More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s running of the Daytona 500. Age: 23 Years in Cup: Four Career Wins: Two Accomplishments: 2015 NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series Champion Erik Jones punched his ticket into the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs for the second straight year in 2019 by scoring the biggest win of his young career – the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington. Shortly thereafter, his plans for 2020 were securedRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Kyle Busch entered the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway with a 21-race winless streak to his name and without a win at a 1.5-mile track in 2019, but in the end none of that mattered. Earlier in the week, the 34-year old Las Vegas native lamented the fact that he was behind his own schedule for success in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, believing he should already have multiple championships to his name. After adding a second Monster Energy NASCAR CupRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The career paths of Joe Gibbs and Tony Stewart will forever be intertwined as the two were instrumental in making each other a success in the NASCAR Cup Series. While they have gone the separate ways, with both running world-class teams in NASCAR’s upper echelon, the two remain close, even as Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex, Jr. from Joe Gibbs Racing and Kevin Harvick from Stewart-Haas Racing get ready to duke it out for the championship on Sunday afternoon. WhenRead More
By Holly Cain, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There was certainly no shortage of drama – both on and off the track – in the opening race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs last weekend and that high energy will undoubtedly carry over to the second race of the 10-race Playoff this Saturday night in the Federated Auto Parts 400 (7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Richmond Raceway. Martin Truex Jr. won his fifth race of the 2019 season (series-most) lastRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Erik Jones has called the No. 20 team at Joe Gibbs Racing home for the past two seasons and heading into the 2020 season, he will continue to occupy that seat as the team announced a contract extension for the 23-year old on Friday. “I’m so happy to finally have my plans for 2020 confirmed and to talk about it,” Jones said in a team release. “I’m excited to be staying with Joe Gibbs Racing and the 20 team and to continue the success thatRead More