Sammy Smith will run eight Xfinity Collection races within the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing this season, the staff introduced Thursday.
Smith will make his Xfinity debut July 2 at Street America on USA Community.
Smith’s different Xfinity races this season will probably be: Pocono (July 23), Michigan (Aug. 6), Watkins Glen (Aug. 20), Kansas (Sept. 10), Bristol (Sept. 16), Martinsville (Oct. 29) and Phoenix (Nov. 5).
“Sammy has impressed at each degree of his racing profession,” mentioned Steve DeSouza, govt vice chairman/Xfinity Collection for Joe Gibbs Racing in an announcement. “We imagine Sammy will proceed to excel and stay up for supporting him as he expands his 2022 schedule to incorporate eight races within the Xfinity Collection with the Joe Gibbs Racing No. 18 staff led by crew chief Jason Ratcliff.”
Pilot Flying J, TMC, Allstate Peterbilt Group, Renda Group and Sinclair Tractor will all help Smith within the Xfinity races.
Smith, who turned 18 on June 4, gained the final 12 months’s ARCA Menards East Collection title and rookie of the 12 months honors.
“I’m excited for the chance to run the No. 18 Toyota GR Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing,” Smith mentioned in an announcement from the staff. “Making the bounce to this degree is large for me and my profession, and I’m grateful for all of my companions and supporters which have helped me get right here.”
I’m excited for the chance to run the No. 18 Toyota GR Supra for @JoeGibbsRacing within the Xfinity Collection this 12 months. Making the bounce to this degree is large for me and my profession. Able to profit from it👊🏼
— Sammy Smith (@sammysmithSS) June 9, 2022