No. 54 SiriusXM Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes

  • SECOND SEASON: Ty Gibbs is competing in his second full NASCAR Cup Series season driving the No. 54 SiriusXM Toyota Camry XSE for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has three top-10 and two top-five finishes including tying his career best finish with a third-place last week at Phoenix. He is tired for seventh in points and that is the highest he has ever been in Cup points.
  • BRISTOL: Gibbs has only two Cup Series starts at Bristol but in his last start there, he started eighth, led 102 laps and finished fifth. Gibbs has started two Xfinity races with a best finish of 11th in 2021. He’s also started two ARCA races at Bristol with a win and a second-place finish.
  • NEW RECORD: Gibbs is the youngest driver ever to reach 12 victories in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at age 20 years, 10 months, one week and one day old. The previous record was held by Joey Logano.
  • 2021: Gibbs completed in only 18 Xfinity races in 2021, but won four races and finished 13th in the Xfinity Series final driver point standings. That earned him the Xfinity Rookie of the Year award.
  • WHAT A DEBUT: In Gibbs’ Xfinity Series debut in February 2021 at the Daytona Road Course, he led 14 of the 56 laps en route to his first career Xfinity Series win. Gibbs became the youngest driver to win a Xfinity road course race at 18 years, 4 months, 16 days. The Charlotte, N.C., native also became the second-youngest winner in Xfinity Series history after Joey Logano who won in June 2008 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta when he was 18 years and 21 days old.
  • IN GOOD COMPANY: Gibbs is the sixth driver to win in his Xfinity Series debut, joining Dale Earnhardt, Joe Ruttman, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte and Kurt Busch. Those five drivers had already driven in the NASCAR Cup Series before racing in the Xfinity Series.
  • ARCA CHAMPIONS: Gibbs became the 2021 ARCA Menard Series Champions on the strength of 10 wins, plus one win each in ARCA West and ARCA East.
  • ATOP THE PIT BOX: Veteran crew chief Chris Gayle will oversee the No. 54 team’s efforts in the 2024 season. Gale, who is from Little Rock, Arkansas, has led his drivers to two NASCAR Cup Series victories and 37 Xfinity Series wins. He was also the crew chief of the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship with Gibbs. The list of drivers Gayle has visited victory lane with includes Gibbs, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Sam Hornish Jr., Erik Jones, Elliott Sadler, Christopher Bell and John Hunter Nemechek.
  • RACE INFO: The Food City 500 starts at 3:30 pm EDT on Sunday, March 17 and will be broadcast on FOX, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN.

Ty Gibbs, Driver of the No. 54 SiriusXM Toyota Camry XSE:

“We had a good run at Phoenix and we ran well last week at Phoenix. We’ve had a solid start to the season and the 54 boys have works super hard. I like Bristol and hopefully we can have a good run. Great to have SiriusXM on the Toyota Camry this week and hopefully we can get them a win.”