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Sam Hornish, Jr. to Drive No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota for Seven NNS Races in 2014

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that it has signed driver Sam Hornish, Jr. to drive the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in seven NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2014.

“I’m excited about driving the No. 54 Monster Energy car this year. It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Hornish. “It’s the best possible situation for me to jump into great equipment and have the opportunity to go right out and win. After working with Penske for 10 years and now to have the opportunity to partner with Joe Gibbs Racing, I couldn’t have asked for anything better. These are great people, top notch. To partner with Kyle, and all this team provides, with the support of Joe and J.D., it provides me with everything I need to succeed. It’s also a phenomenal opportunity for me to partner with a market leader such as Monster Energy. The brand identity and fan following that goes along with this sponsor is super. I can’t wait to get into that car!”

The No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota will run a full season schedule for JGR with crew chief Adam Stevens returning to call the shots from atop the pit box. Kyle Busch will return to pilot the Camry in 26 races, while Hornish will fill the driver’s seat in the remaining seven races.
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Darrell Wallace, Jr. Scores First Truck Series Win!

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 26, 2013) – In short order, Darrell Wallace Jr. has piled up accolades usually preceded by the word “youngest” or “fastest” or “first.” Now, with a win at Martinsville Speedway, Wallace adds another history-making accomplishment to the list – and continues a competitive landscape evolution.

With the victory, Wallace becomes the second African-American driver to win a NASCAR national series race, joining trailblazer and NASCAR Hall of Fame nominee Wendell Scott.

“We congratulate Darrell Wallace Jr. on his first national series victory, one that will be remembered as a remarkable moment in our sport’s history,” said Brian France, NASCAR chairman and CEO. “Darrell’s success, following fellow NASCAR Drive for Diversity graduate Kyle Larson’s win earlier this season, is indicative of a youth and multicultural movement that bodes well for NASCAR’s future growth.”
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