No. 54 TWIX Toyota Supra News and Notes
CLOSING IN ON 100: Kyle Busch has 98 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins in 358 starts. He has also captured 69 pole awards, 221 top-five and 259 top-10 finishes.
217 AND COUNTING: Busch will be aiming to add to his record 217 overall wins among NASCAR’s top three series this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Busch has 58 Cup Series wins, 98 in the NXS, and 61 wins in the Camping World Truck Series.
BUSCH 2021 SCHEDULE: In 2021, Busch will compete in five NXS races. His schedule after Texas includes the following: Nashville Superspeedway (June 19), Road America (July 3) and Atlanta Motor Speedway (July 10).
NO. 54 DRIVER LINEUP: Several drivers will pilot the No. 54 in 2021. The list includes Ty Gibbs, Busch, Ty Dillon, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr.
ATOP THE PIT BOX: Veteran crew chief Chris Gayle will oversee the No. 54 team’s efforts this season. In his career, the Little Rock, Arkansas native has led his drivers to two NASCAR Cup Series victories and 22 NXS wins. The list of drivers Gayle has visited victory lane with includes Ty Gibbs, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Sam Hornish Jr., Erik Jones and Elliott Sadler.
JGR AT TEXAS: The Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity teams have posted 14 wins In 99 combined starts at Texas. The organization has posted 38 top-five finishes, 63 top-10s, nine pole awards and 2494 laps led. Busch, Erik Jones, Christopher Bell and Harrison Burton have all won in JGR Xfinity equipment on the 1.5-mile oval.
TUNE IN: Coverage of this week’s Xfinity Series race at Texas Motor Speedway is scheduled for 4 pm EDT on Saturday, June 12 on FS1, PRN Radio and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
Kyle Busch, Driver of the No. 54 TWIX Toyota Supra
“Texas is a fast racetrack. I’m looking forward to getting to run Texas with our TWIX Supra on Saturday. Texas has been a good place for me and we’ve had some good runs there for sure. I know Chris (Gayle, crew chief) and the guys will bring a good car, as they always do. Hoping we can make it back-to-back wins for myself in the XFINITY Series and we can get closer to that goal of 100 wins.”
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 Menards Series team, and a driver development program. Its 2021 driver lineup will consist of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Christopher Bell in the NASCAR Cup Series. Meanwhile, Brandon Jones, Harrison Burton, and Daniel Hemric will each run fulltime in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2021. Ty Gibbs will compete fulltime in the ARCA Menards Series while running a partial schedule in the Xfinity Series along with Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex, Jr. and Ty Dillon. JGR is based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by 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 Football Team. JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning five Cup Series championships and five Xfinity Series owner’s championships, along with more than 350 NASCAR races, including four Brickyard 400s and four Daytona 500s.
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