Huntersville, N.C. (February 10, 2016) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today a partnership with NOS Energy Drink, as primary sponsor of the team’s No. 18 NOS Energy Drink Camry in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Kyle Busch, the all-time race winning driver in the history of the XFINITY Series with 76 wins, will drive his first NOS program race at Atlanta (G.A.) Motor Speedway and in subsequent races that total 16 XFINITY Series events this season. Continue reading “NOS #18 XFinity Driver Lineup Features Labonte, Busch and Tifft”
The Sprint Cup Series Team
Picks Up Martin Truex Jr.’s Contract Option,
Establishes Technical Alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing
LOUDON, N.H. (Sept. 27, 2015) — Furniture Row Racing announced today at New Hampshire Motor Speedway that it has entered into a partnership with Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. (TMS) to field Toyota Camrys for driver Martin Truex Jr. starting with the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
The Denver, Colorado-based team also announced that it has picked up Truex’s contract option for 2016.
By joining the Toyota NASCAR fleet, the single-car Furniture Row Racing team will enter into a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing and have Toyota Racing Development, U.S.A. (TRD) build engines for the No. 78 Furniture Row Camrys.
“As we continue our quest to be a contender for this year’s Sprint Cup championship, it’s hard not to feel the excitement and enthusiasm of becoming an integral partner with Toyota next season,” said Joe Garone, president and general manager of Furniture Row Racing. “The added resources and technical support that Toyota will provide, along with having a technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing, definitely increases the growth potential for our team.
“The track record of Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing speaks for itself. They are both proven winners with an unyielding commitment to raising the performance bar in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.”
Toyota, which joined the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2007 and partnered a year later with Joe Gibbs Racing, is thrilled about the addition of Furniture Row Racing to its roster.
“Partnering with Furniture Row Racing is a great fit for Toyota and we look forward to the team fielding a Camry in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2016,” said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, performance and guest experience for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. “Furniture Row Racing has proven to be a race-winning organization and we are confident the technical alliance with Joe Gibbs Racing will make Camrys even more competitive and improve performance on the race track. We welcome Furniture Row to the Toyota Racing family and are thrilled to have a championship-caliber driver like Martin Truex Jr. back in the Toyota lineup.”
Garone, who has been with Furniture Row Racing since its inception (2005), expressed his gratitude to Chevrolet and to Richard Childress Racing (RCR).
“I want to thank Chevrolet for its support the past 10 seasons and to Richard Childress Racing as our Chevrolet technical alliance partner since 2010,” said Garone. “The support from Chevrolet and RCR has helped our growth pattern.”
Garone said that he and team owner Barney Visser were happy to pick up the contract option for Truex, a Chase qualifier, who is in his second season as the Furniture Row Racing driver. His season totals to date include one win, seven top fives, 17 top-10s and 536 laps led.
“Martin has done a terrific job driving our No. 78 race car to a victory and into the Chase,” said Garone. “He and crew chief Cole Pearn have established an outstanding chemistry. We look forward to having Martin as the Furniture Row Racing driver in 2016 and beyond.”
The 35-year-old Truex said he is ready and anxious to drive the Furniture Row car in 2016 and rejoin Toyota. He drove a Toyota Camry for four seasons as a member of the Michael Waltrip Racing team from 2010 through 2013.
“I am happy to continue in my role with Furniture Row Racing and feel that we’ve just begun a growth spurt that will take us to a new level,” said Truex. “It’s a great organization and Barney (Visser, team owner) gives us whatever we need to be successful.
“I know the folks from Toyota and I am looking forward to being part of their team again. They build fast engines and having a technical alliance with the highly-successful Joe Gibbs Racing is an added bonus to our program. While our primary focus right now is on the Chase, I am eagerly looking forward to what is in store for our Furniture Row Racing team.”
Furniture Row Racing made its NASCAR debut in 2005, competing in 10 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) races and two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) events that season. The team has qualified for the Chase in two of the last three seasons and was the first single-car team to earn a Chase berth.
Furniture Row is the owner and exclusive sponsor of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team. By owning and operating more than 330 stores in 31 states, Furniture Row has established itself as one of the largest family-owned specialty home furnishings and bedding retailers in the United States.
Joe Gibbs Racing Launches Pit Road with Pals Game App
Provides Fans Virtual Pit Crew Experience in Competition Format
The new version of the popular pit stop game is now available for download on all Apple and Android devices. It can be downloaded for Apple here: http://pit-apple.jgr.mobi and Android here: http://pit-google.jgr.mobi.
Pit Road With Pals App is a free app and provides fans the opportunity to test their skills in all facets of a pit stop. New to this version is the opportunity to play with friends in a best-of-three round competition style similar to many popular word games.
View the video trailer: https://youtu.be/znP1OP9Ehz4
Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs Undergoing Treatment
For Symptoms Impacting Areas of Brain Function
HUNTERSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA (March 25, 2015) – Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function. Continue reading “Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs Undergoing Treatment For Symptoms Impacting Areas of Brain Function”
Jan. 26, 2015
By Reid Spencer
NASCAR Wire Service
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—In contemplating his future at Joe Gibbs Racing, driver Carl Edwards draws inspiration from an unlikely source—Kevin Harvick. Continue reading “As 2015 season approaches, Joe Gibbs Racing deals with massive changes”
Joe Gibbs Racing Announces Partnerships with STANLEY and DEWALT
STANLEY to Sponsor Carl Edwards for 12 Races Starting in 2015
DEWALT Reunites with Matt Kenseth for Six Races Beginning Next Season
Huntersville, N.C. (September 17, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that it has entered partnership with world-leading tool and security provider STANLEY and professional power tool provider DEWALT beginning in the 2015 season. STANLEY and DEWALT will serve as primary sponsors for drivers Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth, respectively. Continue reading “Joe Gibbs Racing Snags Stanley and DeWalt for Edwards and Kenseth in 2015”
Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez Join Joe Gibbs Racing
JGR Announces New Sponsor ARRIS and Launch
Diversity Initiative by Escuderia TELMEX
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (August 19, 2014) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that drivers Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez will join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series respectively. Continue reading “Did you hear? Carl Edwards Signed With Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015”
MARS SWEETENS ITS NASCAR SPONSORSHIPS
Announces Multiyear Renewals with Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch and NASCAR®
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (August 13, 2014) — Mars announced today that it has signed new multi-year deals with Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) and National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR), further anchoring its presence in the sport. The new agreement with JGR will extend the winning partnership that has brought the No. 18 M&M’S® Toyota to victory lane 20 times since 2008 and continue with the popular M&M’S® brand as the primary paint scheme in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™. Continue reading “Mars Renews with Joe Gibbs Racing, Kyle Busch, and NASCAR”