HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (May 20, 2024) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Novant Health will extend their agreement to provide sports medicine services to the team’s pit crews, as well as the Joe Gibbs Human Performance Institute (JGHPI), starting with the 2024 season.

As a part of this multi-year agreement, Novant Health will provide expert care to the race team, including support from a team of Athletic Trainers, Team Physicians and Physical Therapists. Novant Health has worked with JGR since the 2018 season.

JGR pit crews are in training for 11 months out of the year and perform across 37 race weekends each season. Working out of the race shop in Huntersville, NC, Novant Health provides daily support to the pit crew members to help ensure they maintain their performance levels despite their demanding schedule.

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“Novant Health is committed to creating a remarkable future for the communities we serve throughout the Carolinas, and few athletic endeavors have shaped the culture of this area quite like motorsports have. It is a pleasure to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing to provide care and support to the athletes on the track – and on Pit Road – as they share their talents and their work with legions of fans across the country,” said Bryan Edwards, MD, SVP, Clinical Strategy Novant Health Enterprises and System Physician Executive, Novant Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute. “Novant Health’s team of dedicated athletic trainers, physicians, and physical therapists will ensure that the Joe Gibbs Racing team is equipped with tools and care to reach their peak performance. We are committed to keeping them in optimal health as athletes and as community leaders.”

“As a part of our enduring effort to better understand the fundamentals of human movement for performance optimization and injury risk stratification at JGHPI, we are excited to partner with Novant Health to co-develop leading-edge MR imaging and machine learning techniques for the creation of multi-level, personalized musculoskeletal models for individual athletes,” said Matt Osborn, Laboratory Director at JGHPI.

About Joe Gibbs Racing:

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, an ARCA Series team, and a driver development program. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Joe Gibbs, who also earned his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and was named as one of the NFL’s top 10 coaches of all-time with a winning career that included three Super Bowl Championships as head coach of the Washington franchise. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, capturing more than 400 wins over that span. No team has more combined wins across the sport’s three national series in the history of NASCAR. In addition, JGR has won five Cup Series championships along with four Xfinity Series driver championships and six Xfinity Series owner’s championship. The organization also has captured four Daytona 500 titles, considered to be NASCAR’s premier event each season.

About Novant Health

Novant Health is an integrated network of hospitals, physician clinics and outpatient facilities that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to communities in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,900 physicians and over 36,000 team members who provide care at more than 800 locations, including 19 hospitals and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. In 2022, Novant Health provided more than $1.5 billion in community benefit, including financial assistance and services.

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