Joe Gibbs Racing
The team was founded by Gibbs in 1991 after exploring opportunities with Don Meredith, who currently serves as the team's Executive Vice President. The team expanded to a two-car operation in 1999 with Tony Stewart's No. 20 Home Depot car, then a three-car operation in 2005 with the No. 11 FedEx car currently driven by Denny Hamlin and owned by Joe's son J.D.
Gibbs. The team expanded to four cars for the 2015 season with Carl Edwards driving the No. 19 car, following former Roush Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to JGR.
Kyle Larson was on the pole after qualifying was rained out. The race saw the debut of a new rules package that reduced the downforce of the cars, which allowed for more side-by-side racing and passing. Kyle Busch dominated the race and got by Joey Logano with 19 laps remaining to score his second win of the season.
After winning 3 Cup championships and over 70 NASCAR races, it was announced in September 2007 that the team would be switching to Toyota (who had just entered the Cup series that year) following the end of their commitment with General Motors at the end of the season. It was believed that the executives at JGR felt as if they weren't as important as some of the other GM teams such as Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing, leading to the decision to swap manufacturers.
According to Joe Gibbs, Toyota offered the team resources and options they "were not going to be able to afford to do" if they remained at GM.
In 2012, JGR shuttered its in-house Sprint Cup Series engine program, merging with California-based Toyota Racing Development which currently provides engines to JGR as well as top Toyota team Michael Waltrip Racing. The team continues to build engines for its own Xfinity Series operations and those of RAB Racing, the Camping World Truck Series operations of Kyle Busch Motorsports, and the ARCA Racing Series operations of Venturini Motorsports.