Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Ross Kenseth will make his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut in the No. 20 Toyota Camry at Chicagoland Speedway on June 20. Dollar General will proudly partner with Kenseth for his first NASCAR National Series career start.
“This is an exciting time for us,” said Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, “We’ve got several young, talented drivers in our stable, and now we have the chance to add Ross Kenseth to that list. Ross has been working hard and showing that he is ready for this next step. We’re excited that he will be doing that in the No. 20 car with our partner Dollar General.”
Dollar General joined JGR in 2012 with sponsorship in NASCAR’s top two series. Since joining the organization, Dollar General has been a part of 14 visits to Victory Lane between the NASCAR Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series.
“We’re excited to expand our partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and return to the XFINITY Series with Ross (Kenseth) as he makes his series debut,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and chief executive officer, “We’ve been fortunate to work with great drivers over the years and have success across all three of NASCAR’s top series. We know Ross will do a great job and represent the Dollar General brand well.”
In addition to making his XFINITY Series debut this season, 21-year-old Kenseth will also compete in a limited Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) and late-model racing schedule.
“I am really thankful for the opportunity JGR and Dollar General have given me and I am excited to make my first XFINITY Series start,” said Ross Kenseth, “I couldn’t have asked to be in a better situation. Having Dollar General support me for my first start means a lot to me. JGR and Dollar General are used to running up front and competing for wins, and hopefully I can catch on quickly.”
The Chicago 300 from Chicagoland Speedway will air live on FoxSports 1 beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 20.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for over 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 11,700 stores in 43 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox, Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.
About Joe Gibbs Racing:
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR with four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, three NASCAR XFINITY Series teams and a driver development program. Its 2015 driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth, and Carl Edwards in the Sprint Cup Series. Meanwhile Daniel Suarez will run fulltime in the NASCAR XFINITY Series as one of JGR’s three teams with Erik Jones coming on board to run a partial schedule along with Busch, Hamlin, Kenseth, and Kenny Habul. Cody Coughlin is currently in JGR’s driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs — a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame — JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and four Nationwide Series owner’s championships along with more than 200 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.
– Joe Gibbs Racing Release
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