"Coach" Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs, an NFL Hall of Fame inductee, who won three Super Bowls during his first stint as Washington Redskins coach from 1981-1992, formed JGR in July 1991 with business partner Don Meredith. JGR is one of the most successful teams in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series, having produced championships in 2000, 2002, 2005, and most recently 2015. Joe’s two sons, J.D. and Coy, work alongside their father running the family business.
JGR has won four Monster Energy Cup Series titles, four XFINITY Series titles, the 1993 Daytona 500 with Dale Jarrett, the 2000 Brickyard 400 with Bobby Labonte, the 2005 and 2007 Brickyard 400 with Tony Stewart, and the 2015 Brickyard with Kyle Busch. JGR has won more than 200 NASCAR races. Interstate Batteries has been a sponsor for the #18 car since the team’s first race in 1992. The relationship is one of the longest-running sponsorships in Monster Energy Cup Series racing. The Home Depot joined as a primary sponsor in 1999 when the team expanded to a two-car effort with Tony Stewart. The team expanded to three cars in 2004 when FedEx came on board as primary sponsor for the #11 FedEx Chevrolet driven by Denny Hamlin. In 2015, JGR introduced a fourth car, the 19 of Carl Edwards, with support from ARRIS and DeWalt.
Toyota became the manufacturer brand for JGR in 2008, and MARS Foods came on board with the popular M&Ms, SNICKERS, and Pedigree Dog Food brands backing Kyle Busch. Busch immediately produced results, giving Toyota its first NASCAR victory.
In 2015, JGR gave Toyota its first Monster Energy Cup championship, also through Kyle Busch.
⦁ Transformed the Washington Redskins from a history of mediocrity to winning three world championships
⦁ Named AP “Coach of the Year” two seasons in a row, a distinction that had not been achieved in over 20 years
⦁ Named by NFL Films as “the greatest football coach of all time”
⦁ NFL television analyst on NBC from 1993-1998
⦁ Founded Joe Gibbs Racing in 1991
⦁ Has won four NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Championships, as well as over 100 Monster Energy Cup victories, and four XFINITY Series titles
⦁ Authored three books, "Racing to Win: Establish Your Game Plan for Success," along with "Fourth & One," and the New York Times best seller "Game Plan for Life"
⦁ Founder of Youth for Tomorrow, a home for troubled teenage boys and girls