Thai Dillon joins JGR’s No. 54 Xfinity team driver lineup – Motorsports

JGR announced on Wednesday that Dillon will drive the team’s No. 54 Toyota in several Xfinity series races this season, starting on February 13th at the Daytona International Speedway.

He will be hosting the February 27th race in Homestead, Florida, March 6th in Las Vegas and April 24th in Talladega.

Dillon will be one of at least five drivers competing for the team this year, including Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr. and Thai Gibbs.

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“I am very grateful and excited about the opportunity to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota,” said 28-year-old Dillon. “They have been at the pinnacle of sport for a long time. This is a great opportunity to prove that I am the winner and show what I can do with a race car.”

Dillon also participated in the 2021 Daytona 500 in Gaunt Brothers Racing. He lost a full-time ride in the Cup Series when the Germain Racing team closed the door at the end of 2020.

“Tydiron will be a great addition to the Xfinity lineup,” said Steve de Souza, Executive Vice President of Xfinity Series and Development at JGR.

“Ty has a lot of experience across the board and for this season it will definitely be an asset for our entire group.”

Originally from Louisville, North Carolina, Dillon has made more than 350 starts in NASCAR’s three national series (Cup, Xfinity and Track). His resume includes the 2014 Xfinity Series victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the top five finishes in each of the three full-time seasons of the series.

JGR also confirmed the schedule of several other drivers on the team.

Bush is Atlanta (March 20th), Circuit of the Americas (May 22nd), Texas (June 12th), Nashville (June 19th), Road America (July 3rd) ) To drive car No. 54. Truex will fly 54 for the second trip to Atlanta on July 10th. Hamlin will lead the annual Labor Day weekend race in Darlington, South Carolina.

The sponsorship and the remaining schedule for Team 54 will be announced at a later date.

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