After the three-time Super Bowl champion coach retired from football at the end of 1992, he became one of the most successful team owners in NASCAR Cup Series history. In all, Joe Gibbs Racing has won five Cup championships (2000, 2002, 2005, 2015, 2019), three Xfinity titles (2009, 2016, 2021) and four DAYTONA 500s (1993 — JGR’s first race victory — 2016, 2019, 2020). Gibbs returned to the gridiron in 2004 before returning fulltime to NASCAR in 2008 and welcoming Toyota as the organization’s new manufacturer. Toyota entered Cup racing in 2007, but JGR helped make them consistent title contenders. JGR helped Toyota collect its first Cup Series win (Atlanta, 2008), first title (2015) and first DAYTONA 500 (2016). In 2004, JGR teamed with NFL great Reggie White to create a program that inspired NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity (D4D), developing talent including Aric Almirola and Bubba Wallace. Gibbs also fielded winning NHRA and AMA motocross and supercross teams, including Pro Stock championships in 1996 and 1997. Inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2020.
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