Davison Joins JGR XFINITY Program For Two Races

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James Davison has joined Joe Gibbs Racing for a pair of upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series races. (John Cote/IndyCar photo)

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. – Joe Gibbs Racing announced Tuesday morning that Australian James Davison will pilot the No. 20 Toyota Camry in two upcoming NASCAR XFINITY Series road course races.

Davison will make his debut with the team this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, and will then return to the car at Road America on Aug. 27.

No stranger to racing, Davison comes from a racing family and has raced across multiple platforms, including the Verizon IndyCar Series, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the Pirelli World Challenge.

Davison made his NASCAR XFINITY Series last year at Road America driving the No. 90 car, where he ran as high as seventh before being involved in a late-race incident that resulted in a 19th-place finish.

Most recently, Davison was in the spotlight at this year’s Indianapolis 500, where he filled in for the injured Sebastian Bourdais at Dale Coyne Racing and lead two laps before an on-track incident relegated him to 20th at the finish.

“I’m excited to wheel the No. 20 for Joe Gibbs Racing at Mid-Ohio and Road America,” said Davison. “The team’s level of professionalism has been fantastic to be a part of and I look forward to getting down to business.”

For Davison’s debut with the team, long-time JGR sponsor Sport Clips will adorn the No. 20 Toyota Camry, with Hollinger Motor Sport, LaSalle Solutions and Lakeforest Hearing serving as associate sponsors.

“James has an impressive road course resume,” said Steve deSouza, Executive Vice President of XFINITY and Development for Joe Gibbs Racing. “We look forward to having him in the No. 20 Camry for Mid-Ohio and Road America and adding to his already impressive stats at both road courses.”

Davison will look to become the fourth different winner in the No. 20 Camry this season, following in the footsteps of Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones and Ryan Preece, who have each visited victory lane this season in the No. 20.

The 30-year-old has competed at Mid-Ohio in Indy Lights, earning two wins, a seventh-place finish and a pole with 41 laps led. He made his IndyCar Series debut at the track in 2013, where he finished a solid 15th.

CREDIT: Joe Gibbs Racing

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