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JGL Racing has confirmed that Drew Herring has been added to the organizations Young Guns program.
The Benson, N.C., native will pilot the No. 24 Toyota at the NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Dover Int’l Speedway on Saturday. It will be Herring’s 16th career XFINITY Series start.
“I am really thankful for the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the No. 24 Toyota for JGL Racing,” said Herring. “I look forward to working with everyone in Dover for the first time. Dover is a tough track and things happen fast there. It will be important for us to work well together from the very first lap so we get to know each other well and build a strong relationship. I have had the pleasure of being around the team in the shop and I know they are a hard working group of guys. I am confident we will all work together well and get better with every lap we make in practice, qualifying and the race.”
In his previous 15 starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, Herring has earned two poles, five top-10 finishes and one top-five finish. He also has one career start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to his credit which netted him another top-10 finish.
“We are excited to add Drew to the JGL Racing organization and The Young Guns program,” said James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing. “While he has limited starts in the Series, he has countless hours of seat time as a test driver. We feel that he is a perfect fit for the Young Guns program and we look forward to having him behind the wheel of our No. 24 Toyota in Dover.”
CREDIT: JGL Racing