HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Joe Gibbs Racing announced Wednesday that Ty Dillon will drive the team’s No. 54 Toyota Supra in select NASCAR Xfinity Series races this year.
Dillon’s Xfinity Series schedule includes the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway on Feb. 13.
Beyond Daytona, Dillon’s Xfinity Series schedule includes races at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway on Feb. 27, Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway on March 6 and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway on April 24.
Dillon, a native of Lewisville, N.C., has made more than 350 starts across NASCAR’s three national series. His resume includes an Xfinity Series victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014 and top-five finishes in the points standings in each of his three full-time seasons in the series.
Dillon has spent the past four years competing full time in the NASCAR Cup Series.
“I am so thankful and excited for the opportunity to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota,” Dillon said. “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.”
The team also confirmed that Kyle Busch will drive the No. 54 Supra at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 20, Circuit of the Americas on May 22, Texas Motor Speedway on June 12, Nashville Superspeedway on June 19 and Road America on July 3.
Two-time Xfinity Series champion Martin Truex Jr. will pilot the No. 54 for the series’ second trip to Atlanta on July 10, while Denny Hamlin will take the reins for the annual Labor Day weekend race at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway, where he owns five Xfinity Series wins.
Earlier this week, JGR announced that development driver Ty Gibbs will also drive the No. 54 Supra in select Xfinity Series races this season.
“Ty Dillon is going to be a great addition to our Xfinity lineup,” said Steve de Souza, Executive Vice President of Xfinity Series and Development for Joe Gibbs Racing. “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.”
Sponsorship and the remainder of the No. 54 Supra team’s schedule will be announced at a later date.