JGR will change the variety of the automotive from 18 to 54 forward of the 2023 season. The staff mentioned in assertion that “JGR intends to utilise the No. 18 within the NASCAR Cup Sequence in future years.” JGR has used the No. 18 in each points-paying Cup race since JGRs entry into the game in 1992.
On the age of 20, Gibbs has proven enormous promise within the decrease divisions of NASCAR. After successful the 2021 ARCA title, he adopted it up with a hard-fought championship in NASCAR Xfinity.
Gibbs additionally received on his Xfinity debut, occurring to gather eleven victories in 51 begins.
Simply hours after his Xfinity title triumph, Ty’s father Coy Gibbs, who was additionally the vice chairman and chief working officer at JGR, died all of a sudden.
On the age of 49, his passing despatched shockwaves through the entire industry.
Ty has already been launched to the Cup Sequence, subbing for the injured Kurt Busch at 23XI Racing in 15 races this previous season. His finest outcome got here at Michigan, the place he completed tenth.
Crew chief Chris Gayle, who led Gibbs to the Xfinity title, will proceed to work with him within the Cup Sequence.
No sponsorship particulars have been launched presently.
Busch leaves the group after 15 seasons collectively, successful the Cup title twice in 2015 and 2019, as effectively 56 race wins. He’ll drive for the Richard Childress Racing subsequent yr as a teammate to Austin Dillon.