Chase Briscoe

NASCAR News: Chase Briscoe to replace Truex Jr. at JGR

Chase Briscoe will take over the No. 19 Bass Pro Shops Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) in the 2025 NASCAR Cup Series season and beyond, the team officially announced Tuesday.

Briscoe, 29, signed a multiyear contract and will succeed Martin Truex Jr., the 2017 Cup champion who announced on June 14 at Iowa Speedway he will depart from full-time competition after the 2024 campaign.

“I’m excited for this opportunity with Joe Gibbs Racing and Bass Pro Shops,” Briscoe said in a team release. “From a competition standpoint, JGR is the place to be if you want to go win races week in and week out and to race for the championship every year. I am blessed that Johnny Morris and Bass Pro are on board to help us carry on the legacy of the 19 car. For me personally, being an avid outdoorsman, there’s a lot of pride in now being a part of the Bass Pro brand, and I’m extremely grateful for this partnership.”

Briscoe will be paired with James Small, who has guided Truex Jr. to eight wins since taking over as crew chief of the No. 19 team in 2020.

“We are extremely excited about the future of our 19 team with Chase (Briscoe) behind the wheel and the partnership with Johnny, J.P. and everyone at Bass Pro Shops,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, in a team release. “I talk about it often, but one of the great things about our sport is the relationships you have the opportunity to build around your teams and certainly we are just so thankful to have that with everyone at Bass Pro Shops. We obviously do a lot of research before selecting our drivers and through the process everything kept pointing us back to Chase.”

Statement on Chase Briscoe from David Wilson, president, TRD USA

“We are very excited to welcome Chase Briscoe to the Toyota family next season. Chase’s proven high character and racing acumen will fit perfectly amongst the talented drivers in the Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota camps. We believe in Chase and look forward to all of the on-track success he will achieve aboard a Toyota Camry XSE.”

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