Joe Gibbs Racing announced that they’ll roll out an additional car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this year as part of an all-star car per say. The announcement was made on Tuesday as they also announced that Ty Gibbs was the first driver to pilot the No. 54 Toyota on a part-time basis. On Wednesday, the rest of their fleet was unveiled.
Ty Dillon will join the team and drive the car in four races including the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. He will also drive the car in the third race at Homestead (Feb. 27), Las Vegas (March 6) and Talladega (April 24). That’s three of the first four races.
Gibbs, will race the second race of the season on the Daytona road course before giving the car back to Dillon on the next couple of races.
The other drivers will be the four Cup Series drivers with Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Christopher Bell and Martin Truex Jr. each taking turns.
Busch, the all-time NXS winningest driver at 97 trips to victory lane, will race in Atlanta (March 20), COTA (May 22), Texas (June 12), Nashville (June 19) and Road America (July 3).
Truex, will make his first NXS start since 2010 on July 10 in Atlanta.
Hamlin, will be in it at Darlington (Sept. 4).
No plans were set for Bell yet with no other races other than Daytona for Gibbs put forth.