Drivers named for Joe Gibbs Racing ‘star car’ in Xfinity Series

Joe Gibbs Racing’s “star car” for the 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will consist of 3 of its most significant stars – and one that they hope is a star in the making.

JGR revealed Tuesday that Cup veterans Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., and Denny Hamlin are all arranged to perform at least one Xfinity race this season in the No. 54 Toyota Supra. As formerly revealed, Chris Gayle will lead the No. 54 group as team chief.

Last season, Busch made 5 Xfinity starts and made his record 97th series win in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while Hamlin ended up fifth in his only Xfinity start at Darlington Raceway in September.

When It Comes To Truex Jr., he has actually not contended in Xfinity considering that the 2010 season ending at Homestead-Miami Speedway, a race that Busch won.

In Addition, Ty Gibbs, the 18-year-old grand son of Joe Gibbs, will make his Xfinity launching in the No. 54 entry. His very first race is set for Feb. 20 on the roadway course at Daytona International Speedway.

While his specific Xfinity schedule is still being identified, JGR states present strategies certify him to complete for Sunoco Novice of the Year honors.

Ty Gibbs will likewise run the complete ARCA Menards Series nationwide trip schedule this season for JGR after declaring a series-high 6 wins in 16 starts last season.

His efforts assisted the company claim its very first owner’s champion in the series.

“I’m pumped to run the full season in the ARCA Menards Series,” Ty Gibbs stated in a declaration. “(ARCA Crew Chief) Mark (McFarland) has put together an amazing team that gives me a chance to be successful every week.

“I’m also really excited to have the opportunity to work with (crew chief) Chris Gayle to make my debut in the Xfinity Series. I can’t imagine a better situation for me to learn and be able to compare notes, not only with my (Xfinity) teammates like Brandon (Jones), Harrison (Burton) and Daniel (Hemric), but also veterans like Kyle, Denny and Martin who I will share the car with.”

Ty Gibbs contended mostly in late designs throughout 2017 and 2018 prior to making his ARCA launching in 2019. He made 11 starts on the ARCA Menards Series nationwide trip that year, making 2 wins.

He likewise has previous wins in both the ARCA Menards Series East and West local trips to his credit.

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Drivers called for Joe Gibbs Racing ‘star car’ in Xfinity Series initially appeared on NBCSports.com

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