The team improved in 1998 by winning races at Atlanta and Talladega en route to 6th place in points. In 2013, Busch won the second Budweiser Duel qualifying race, and won the pole at the spring Bristol race, finishing second.
20 car, with Hamlin winning at Darlington and Logano winning at Kentucky and Kansas.
The high point of the year was the Coca-Cola 600, when he finished second to Jimmie Johnson by half a car-length. Yeley continued to run full-time in 2006, finishing 5th in the points standings with three poles, nine Top 5s, 22 Top 10s, and 27 Top 15s.  Yeley had a dismal rookie season with only three top tens while failing to finish seven races, leading to a 29th-place points finish.  Mars, Inc.'s M&M's brand was signed as the team's primary sponsor, leaving Robert Yates Racing, while longtime partner Interstate Batteries scaled down to be a secondary sponsor and six race primary sponsor. 81 (reverse of 18) for three races, with his former sponsor at Robert Yates Racing, Mars, Inc., promoting their new Alert Energy Caffeine Gum on the car. For 2013, the 18 and 20 teams swapped. On May 6, 2012, Stewart and the team officially parted ways.
In 2000, Leffler returned at Charlotte, he started 2nd and led one lap, however he crashed with 55 of 67 laps completed. In 1997 the team had a similar year to the previous but managed to improve to 7th in points. 20 finished 2nd in the owners points behind RCR's No. Beginning in 2013, the No. For the 2020 season Kyle Busch (5 races) and Denny Hamlin (1 race) will race in the No. For 2017, multiple drivers again raced in the 18.  The team is based in Huntersville, North Carolina and is managed by Gibbs' son, Coy Gibbs. Busch's fifth win came at Chicagoland, where he used a bump and run to beat Kyle Larson on the last lap. It was announced in September 2014 that Stanley Black & Decker would leave Richard Petty Motorsports to sponsor JGR in the Cup Series for 2015. JGR signed 22-year-old Brian Scott (former driver of the No.  This wreck would mark the beginning of a difficult season for Hamlin, as he suffered a lower back fracture and was forced to sit out several races. Former IRL champion Sam Hornish, Jr., who was not re-signed by Team Penske after scoring a win and finishing 2nd in Nationwide points in 2013, ran 7 races to help compete for the owner's championship. , The No. In the NASCAR Cup Series, the team currently fields four full-time entries: the No. In his next race at Iowa, Preece led the most laps and won the race, then finished 4th at Kentucky. NASCAR Cup Series and XFINITY Series race team and home for drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Erik Jones, Riley Herbst, Brandon Jones and Harrison Burton
54 car (previously used in 2012-15). In 2017, the team switched from Yamaha to Suzuki and added a 250cc effort, with Nicoletti and Matt Bisceglia. , Erik Jones was scheduled to run a limited schedule in the No.
In 2017, Riley Herbst was entered at the season opener in Daytona in the team's second car (No. Jones won 4 times but finished 4th in points after getting trapped behind the slow car of Cole Whitt on the last restart of the final race at Homestead. Yeley ran the car full-time in 2005, finishing in the top-ten twelve times and finishing 11th in points. Jarrett won a race at Charlotte but he slipped to 16th in points in 1994, and moved to Robert Yates Racing's famed 28 car for 1995. Herbst and Zane Smith were both ineligible to run the season opener at Daytona, though ARCA allowed both to participate in practice.
The latter victory was also Busch's first Brickyard 400 victory, the first for manufacturer Toyota, and marked the first time a driver swept both the Cup and Xfinity races at Indianapolis. Almirola was credited as the winner for starting the race, but did not participate in the victory celebration.
The 18 car won 12 races in 2016, 10 with Busch, 1 at Charlotte with Hamlin, and 1 with Hornish at Iowa. " Seven crew members were suspended indefinitely and two drivers and the team were penalized 150 points apiece. 2007 was another good year for him and the team. The team scaled back to a part-time schedule for 2004. This was the 2nd championship for the No. He ran the full schedule in the No. Denny Hamlin returned to the 20 at Chicagoland in September with Sport Clips, finishing 32nd after a blown engine. He qualified for the Chase again in 2009 after winning the second race at Pocono Raceway and Richmond International Raceway. The 18 car did not run in 2014. 20 in a total of 18 races, with GameStop sponsoring 10 races and Reser's Fine Foods sponsoring 7 races.  Hamlin opened the season by winning the Budweiser Shootout non-points race, holding off Dale Earnhardt, Jr. on a green-white-checker restart. 18 Toyota", "Kyle Busch apologizes after being parked for Texas weekend", "NASCAR's Kyle Busch apologetic after sponsor exits for two races", "JGR REVEALS KYLE BUSCH'S NEW 2015 PAINT SCHEME", "Drivers Confirmed to Pilot No. , It was reported on March 25, 2015, that J.D. The 2004 season saw Stewart score two wins and finished sixth in points in the first ever chase. Jones started the 2019 season by finishing third at the Daytona 500, behind teammates Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch. The team also has a strong development program for up and coming drivers, grooming future Cup winners Joey Logano and Aric Almirola and winning one championship in the Camping World East Series with Logano.
In 2013, Elliott Sadler was signed to drive the renumbered No.  The rivalry continued into the next race at Auto Club Speedway, where the two fought for the lead in the closing laps. New partner Arris signed on to sponsor 17 races, while Stanley Black & Decker moved from Richard Petty Motorsports to sponsor 12 races. After the 2009 season, Farm Bureau Insurance announced they would not return for the 2010 season.  Darrell Wallace, Jr. ran at Talladega in the spring with ToyotaCare and Daytona in July with Coca-Cola "Share a Coke".
Bires ran at Richmond and Chicago with International Comfort Products Corporation, Herring drove at the second Nashville race with Sport Clips, and Logano drove the 18 at Chicago, Dover, Kansas, and Phoenix. Even though the team made some progression in 2004, the team fired crew chief Michael "Fatback" McSwain midseason, with Brandon Thomas taking over for the rest of the year.  Kyle Busch drove a limited schedule, with former sponsor NOS Energy Drink (owned by Monster Beverage) funding both Busch and Labonte's efforts.  At Sonoma in June, his fifth start of the year, Busch scored his first victory of the season.
Jason Leffler, who had driven for JGR in the Busch series, was signed to drive the No. His son, J. D. Gibbs, ran the team with him until his death in 2019.
18 and finished seventh in points that year. Veteran Mark Martin replaced Hamlin at one of Denny's better tracks, Martinsville Speedway, where he scored a top 10. The current 18 car came under JGR control when owner Joe Gibbs purchased the No. Jeffrey Earnhardt was signed to nine races while the rest of the schedule was filled out by development drivers Harrison Burton and Riley Herbst.
After Jason Leffler's death in 2013, the 11 team paid tribute to their former driver by running a white FedEx scheme at Michigan similar to the one Leffler ran in 2005.. At the 2015 Food City 500, Erik Jones replaced Hamlin after the latter suffered neck spasms. He would also win Watkins Glen and Richmond to finish 6th in the standings. 11 Cup Series team", "NASCAR: Rudd, Jarrett, Bobby Labonte look back on Brickyard 400 triumphs", "Labonte leaves pits first, wins Southern 500", "Kyle Busch says Gibbs gives him shot to contend now", "M&M's Will Sponsor Kyle Busch on Gibbs' No.
On November 7, 2018, it was announced that Martin Truex Jr. will replace Suárez in the No. Race engineer Seth Chavka was announced to take over Gayle's duties at the 2020 Toyota 500 at Darlington.. In 2008, Hamlin won the Gatorade Duel and the first race at Martinsville Speedway, and improved to eighth in points. In 2016 Kenseth won twice at Dover and New Hampshire and finished 5th in points after he was wrecked while leading at Phoenix by Alex Bowman. Jones kicked off 2020 by winning the Busch Clash; despite being involved in three accidents towards the end of the race, further wrecks among the field led to multiple overtime attempts. In 2012 The Car returned as the No. Jones took the car to a 26th-place finish, but Hamlin started the race and was credited with the finish. Almirola started the car and led the first 43 laps but was still relieved by Hamlin during a caution due to obligations to his sponsorship from Rockwell. At the next week at Rockingham Speedway, Stewart qualified on the pole, led 60 laps and finished 2nd. Its primary driver lineup consisted of Logano, Hamlin, Truex, and JGR development driver Darrell Wallace, Jr. Michael Waltrip Racing driver Clint Bowyer also drove the No. Prior to the Las Vegas race, the team was docked 10 driver and owner points for an L1 level penalty during pre-race inspection.  Jones ran in the top ten for much of the race, before crashing on the front stretch and finishing 40th. In 2010, Kyle Busch ran most of the races that were paired with Sprint Cup Series races, while Brad Coleman returned to run the stand-alone races.