Ty Gibbs / No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry XSE Preview — Cook Out 400

LAT Images #54: Ty Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing, Monster Energy Toyota Camry and #23: Bubba Wallace, 23XI Racing, McDonald’s Toyota Camry

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 fourth in points. He has led 195 laps this season, which is the most he has led in any Cup season. That equals to 9.86 percent of the laps completed this season and put him fourth in the series.
  • AVERAGE FINISH: Ty’s average finish of 9.0 through the first seven races of the season is the second-best in NASCAR.
  • MARTINSVILLE: Gibbs has only three NASCAR Cup Series starts at Martinsville Speedway with a best finish of 18th twice. He had his best start ever last fall when he started second. He has four Xfinity Series starts including a win in the fall of 2023.  
  • 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 Cook Out 400 starts at 3 pm EDT on Sunday, March April 7 and will be broadcast on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN. 

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

“Martinsville is a tough track as it’s tight and there is a lot of beating and banging. You want to be up front and stay out of trouble. But it can be a challenge. Hopefully we have a good Monster Energy Toyota and can have a solid day.”


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