Joe Gibbs Racing introduced Chase Briscoe as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota beginning in 2025 on Tuesday. The announcement comes after current driver Martin Truex Jr. announced that 2024 would be his final year in the NASCAR Cup Series. Briscoe joins the team over from Stewart-Haas Racing.

Briscoe, having 126 Cup Series starts since his debut in 2021, amassed 12 top five and 27 top 10s with a victory and three poles. The Indiana native had a breakout season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2020 making nine trips to victory lane. He finished that season with 16 top five and 22 top 10s.

“I’m excited for this opportunity with Joe Gibbs Racing and Bass Pro Shops,” Briscoe said in the team’s release. “From a competition standpoint, JGR is the place to be if you want to go win races week in and week out and to race for the championship every year.”

Bass Pro Shops will continue prominently as a primary partner on the No. 19 Toyota with Briscoe. James Small will continue to lead the team as the crew chief of the entry with the Indiana native behind the wheel. Bass Pro will be on the car in the season-opening Daytona 500.

“I am blessed that Johnny Morris and Bass Pro are on board to help us carry on the legacy of the 19 car,” Briscoe continued in the team release. “For me personally, being an avid outdoorsman, there’s a lot of pride in now being a part of the Bass Pro brand and I’m extremely grateful for this partnership.”

Owner Joe Gibbs mentioned how excited they are about the addition of Briscoe in 2025, and the process they use in selecting their drivers.

“We are extremely excited about the future of our 19 team with Chase (Briscoe) behind the wheel and the partnership with Johnny, J.P. and everyone at Bass Pro Shops,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “I talk about it often, but one of the great things about our sport is the relationships you have the opportunity to build around your teams and certainly we are just so thankful to have that with everyone at Bass Pro Shops. We obviously do a lot of research before selecting our drivers and through the process everything kept pointing us back to Chase. With James’ (Small) leadership, Chase behind the wheel, and the support from Bass Pro, and of course Toyota, we couldn’t be more excited about the future of our 19 team.”

Brett Winningham
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