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Darrell Wallace, Jr. to Run Full Truck Season

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (February 9, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that Darrell Wallace, Jr. will run a full season schedule in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series behind the wheel of the Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 54 Toyota Tundra.

“I can’t wait to get started,” said Wallace. “I appreciate everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch Motorsports for working this out and providing me the opportunity to compete for Rookie of the Year and the Championship in the Truck Series. Having the opportunity to run a full season in the Tundra is exciting. I also appreciate NASCAR for the work they’ve been doing to help drivers like me get these opportunities. Toyota has been a great partner with JGR on their diversity efforts as well and I look forward to continuing our relationship with them. I can’t wait to get on the track at Daytona.”

Wallace has impressed at each level he has competed and 2013 will mark the first time he will race in the truck series. Last year, the 19-year-old made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut with four starts that included three top ten finishes and his first pole award at Dover International Raceway.

“This is exciting for Darrell, for Joe Gibbs Racing and really for NASCAR I believe,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. “NASCAR has made tremendous progress through their diversity program and we started our diversity program 10 years ago with Reggie White in hopes of providing opportunities to drivers we think have the ability to grow in our sport. Toyota has been a great partner for us in those efforts and will continue to have a big role with Darrell. We have a great deal of confidence in Darrell and this is a big step in his career.”

Wallace spent three seasons competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East from 2010-2012. He would make history when in the first race of the 2010 season he became the Series’ youngest and first African American to win a race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Wallace would also earn Series’ Rookie of the Year honors that season.

“Having Darrell run a full season along with Joey Coulter gives us two young exciting drivers to help further grow our program” said Kyle Busch. “I’ve had the opportunity to race with Darrell and he has proven himself at each level. I can’t wait to see him in one of our Tundras.”

JGR and Kyle Busch agree to contract extension

Busch to Drive No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota for JGR in NASCAR Nationwide Series

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (January 24, 2013) – Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that it has signed driver Kyle Busch to a long-term contract extension. In addition, JGR will field the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series in 2013 with Busch serving as the primary driver.

“I’m passionate about winning and that was a big factor in deciding to re-sign with Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Busch. “I think JGR gives me the best opportunity to win a championship in the Cup Series for M&M’s and Interstate Batteries. I know that everyone on our team is committed to that goal and will push towards making that a reality in 2013. I’m also looking forward to the opportunity to work with Adam Stevens in the Nationwide Series and put Monster Energy in Victory Lane where they belong.”

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Reser’s Fine Foods Joins Joe Gibbs Racing in NASCAR Nationwide Series

Matt Kenseth Will Drive No. 18 Reser’s Toyota in 2013

 
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces that Reser’s Fine Foods will sponsor five races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series with driver Matt Kenseth in 2013.

“NASCAR and Joe Gibbs Racing offer the perfect fit for Reser’s,” said Mark Reser, president and CEO of Reser’s Fine Foods. “The fan base aligns perfectly with our consumers and our partnership with JGR provides a tremendous marketing platform to support our business. We are looking forward to increasing our brand awareness, growing distribution, and to borrow a racing term, accelerating retail sales across the country.”
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