Ty Gibbs will drive the No. 54 Toyota Camry with sponsorship from Monster Energy for much of the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season.
The relationship between the Joe Gibbs Racing driver and the energy drink was established years ago and bolstered with the winning of the 2021 ARCA Menard’s Series, and 2022 Xfinity Series titles over the past two seasons.
“Monster Energy has been a great partner for me and Joe Gibbs Racing, and we’re stoked to have them on board for the majority of the races in 2023,” Gibbs said. “I can’t thank the Monster Energy team enough, especially Rodney Sacks, (Chairman and Co-CEO), Hilton Schlosberg (Vice Chairman and Co-CEO) Mitch Covington (Senior Vice President of Sports Marketing), Dave Gowland (Vice President of Motorsport Marketing), Tom Norwood (Director of NASCAR Marketing) and Eldena Nawrocki (Marketing) for all their support. They are behind me 100 percent and I love representing them.”
Gibbs embarks on his first full-time season in the Cup Series after running 15 events last season as a full-in for 23XI Racing. During that time his best finish was a 10th place run at Michigan International Speedway.
During his time in the time in the Xfinity Series the 20-year-old was a threat to win on a weekly basis scoring 11 wins in 51 starts.
“Monster is honored and excited to announce our partnership with JGR and Ty Gibbs,” Covington said. “We have enjoyed a great relationship over the years and this season with Ty will be fun. Ty has a tremendous work ethic and has proven his talent over the past few years, and we have all the confidence in the world he will continue his growth and success.”
The 2023 NASCAR Cup Series season begins on Feb. 5, 2023, with the non-points paying “Clash at the LA Coliseum.” The 65th Daytona 500, the first points-paying race, is on Feb. 19.