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A prominent NASCAR team made a major announcement on Tuesday.

Joe Gibbs Racing officially announced that driver Ty Gibbs will join the team in a full-time capacity in 2023. The race team’s Twitter account posted the news of Ty’s acquisition.

The tweet read, “Ty Gibbs will compete full-time for Joe Gibbs Racing in the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series behind the wheel of the No. 54 Toyota Camry TRD.”

This decision by Joe Gibbs Racing has been months in the making. It all started when Kyle Busch, formerly of Joe Gibbs Racing, began to hint that he’d depart from the team. In September, Busch announced that he would drive for Richard Childress Racing. With a spot open, it felt only right that Ty Gibbs would join the team.

There was a recent incident at Martinsville Speedway between Ty and another Joe Gibbs Racing driver. Gibbs hit future full-time teammate Brandon Jones and won the race at Martinsville. He was taunted for that by NASCAR fans, but it apparently didn’t affect the path to joining the squad.

Joe Gibbs Racing has dealt with a lot of change lately, and not all so good. Co-owner and oldest son of Joe, Coy Gibbs, tragically and suddenly passed away earlier this month.

[Joe Gibbs Racing]

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