Iowa Speedway

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 eighth in points. He has led 309 laps this season, which is the most he has led in any Cup season.
  • FIRST: In May at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 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 10.0 which is first in NASCAR and his average finish is 13.4 which is tied for 10th with Brad Keselowski.
  • IOWA: Gibbs has three ARCA starts at Iowa and won the 2020 and 2021 races. Those are his only starts at Iowa Speedway. 
  • 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 Iowa Corn 350 starts at 7 pm EDT on Sunday, June 16 and will be broadcast on NBC, SiriusXM Channel 90 and MRN.

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

“Iowa will be interesting. First Cup race there so it’s sort of new for a lot of drivers. Some have raced there in Xfinity and I’ve done three ARCA races but it will be interesting. Hopefully we’ll have a good Monster Energy Toyota Camry and will run up front.” 

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, 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 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.