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Chase Briscoe is Officially Set To Join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2025

As of yesterday afternoon, NASCAR's worst secret became official headline news. Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Chase Briscoe is joining the team on a multi-year deal to drive the team’s No. 19 car starting in 2025, replacing Martin Truex Jr., who is retiring at the end of the season.

After Truex announced his retirement, Briscoe was instantly named the favorite to replace him. Chase was available to go to Joe Gibbs Racing since the team he drives for, Stewart-Haas Racing, is effectively turning into a single-car outfit after this year.

“Out of all the teams I met with, Joe’s is the only team that never said, ‘What can you bring?' They just wanted me for me. That meant a lot to me personally, just that they felt that strongly about me in the car. … Joe was the one that literally called me two, three times a day and would reassure how bad that they wanted me in the car. That just made a difference for me personally because it honestly it helped my confidence even just knowing that he believed in me that much, and I haven’t even driven a race over here yet.” - Chase Briscoe on joining JGR

“The most important thing we (have) is our people and the people that you have on your team. And so for us really here, it always starts with character. You’re always looking at what kind of a person you’re getting. But also, we have to win. So we came down to the end. We think Chase can win. And so that’s where we are and it’s a thrill for us to have him coming on board.” - Joe Gibbs on signing Chase Briscoe

Briscoe has driven for SHR for the last four years and is now the first of their drivers to announce their future plans. Currently, he is 16th in the NASCAR Cup Series points standings with no wins, two top-fives, and six top-tens this season. In his Cup career, he has one win, 12 top-fives, and 27 top-tens.

As for Briscoe going to JGR, I think that the move gives Chase an excellent chance to win since he’ll be with a good team and proven winners. Joey Logano moved from JGR to Team Penske and found success, and Brad Keselowski left Penske to become an owner-driver at Roush Fenway Keselowski Racing and has had success. So Briscoe could succeed at JGR, but he’ll have to perform. Otherwise, he’ll be out of a job.

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