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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 eight top-10 and four top-five finishes and seventh in points. He has led 309 laps this season, which is the most he has led in any Cup season.
  • FIRST: In Charlotte, Gibbs scored his first career pole position in the Cup Series.
  • SECOND: Gibbs finished a career-high second on May 12 at Darlington Raceway. He started fourth, led 34 laps and finished 1.214 seconds behind winner Brad Keselowski.
  • AVERAGE START/FINISH: Ty Gibbs average start is 10.1 which is first in NASCAR and his average finish is 11.9 which ranks fourth.
  • ST. LOUIS: In 2023, Gibbs started 15th and finished 20th in first Cup race ever held there.
  • 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. Gayle, 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 Enjoy Illinois 300 starts at 3:30 pm EDT on Sunday, June 2 and will be broadcast on FS1, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN.

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

“We had a decent run at Charlotte before the rain hit. Was nice to get our first pole position. Been to St. Louis once and hopefully we can run a bit better than last year. Chris Gayle and the Monster Energy boys will bring me a great Toyota Camry XSE.”