Ty Dillon joins driver lineup for JGR’s No. 54 Xfinity team

JGR revealed Wednesday that Dillon will drive the group’s No. 54 Toyota in a number of Xfinity Series races this season, starting with the Feb. 13 season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.

At this time he is likewise arranged to run the Feb. 27 race at Homestead, Fla., March 6 at Las Vegas and April 24 at Talladega.

Dillon will be among a minimum of 5 chauffeurs who will contend for the group this year, consisting of Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Ty Gibbs.

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“I am so thankful and excited for the opportunity to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota,” Dillon, 28, stated. “They have been on top of the sport for a long time and this is a great opportunity for me to go prove that I am a winner and show what I know I can do in a race car.”

Dillon is likewise gone into in the 2021 Daytona 500 with Gaunt Brothers Racing. He lost his fulltime flight in the Cup Series at the end of 2020 when his Germain Racing group shut its doors.

“Ty Dillon is going to be a great addition to our Xfinity lineup,” stated Steve de Souza, JGR’s executive vice president of Xfinity Series and advancement.

“Ty has a lot of experience across the board and that will definitely be an asset to our whole group as we get going this season.”

Dillon, a local of Lewisville, N.C., has actually made more than 350 starts throughout NASCAR’s 3 nationwide series – Cup, Xfinity and Trucks. His resume consists of an Xfinity Series triumph at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014 and top-five surfaces in the last standings in each of his 3 fulltime seasons in the series.

JGR likewise verified the schedule for a number of other of the group’s chauffeurs.

Busch will drive the No. 54 at Atlanta (March 20), Circuit of the Americas (May 22), Texas (June 12), Nashville (June 19) and Roadway America (July 3). Truex will pilot the No. 54 for the series’ 2nd journey to Atlanta on July 10. Hamlin will take the reins for the yearly Labor Day weekend race at Darlington, S.C.

Sponsorship and the rest of the No. 54 group’s schedule will be revealed at a later date.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.