No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry XSE News and Notes

  • SECOND SEASON: Ty Gibbs is competing in his second full NASCAR Cup Series season driving the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry XSE for Joe Gibbs Racing. He has five top-10 and three top-five finishes and second in points. That is the highest he has ever been in the Cup standings. He has led 195 laps this season, which is the most he has led in any Cup season.
  • AVERAGE FINISH: Ty’s average finish of 7.8 through the first six races of the season is the best in NASCAR.
  • RANKINGS: Ty ranks third in driver rating (97.3), laps led (195), and average running position (10.627)
  • RICHMOND: Gibbs has only three NASCAR Cup Series starts at Richmond Raceway with the first being in August 2022 when he started 14th but experienced engine issues and finished 36th. In the spring of 2023, he started 14th and finished ninth. In the summer of 2023, he started seventh and finished 15th. He has two Xfinity Series starts including a win after starting on the pole in April 2022.  
  • TITLES: Gibbs has won the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion, 2021 ARCA Menards Series Championship and 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Rookie of the Year.
  • 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 Toyota Owners 400 starts at 7 pm EDT on Sunday, March 31 and will be broadcast on FOX, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN.

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

“We’ve run well and hopefully we can have another good race this week in Richmond. It’s been great. I work really well with my team. Chris Gayle – he has been my crew chief since 2021. I feel like we have a good connection, also my engineer – Kyle Abrahims – he’s also been with me and Chris Gayle since 2021. We’ve all been working really well together and we are going to keep hammering down.”