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RCR completes their 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup

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RCR completes their 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup
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Jan 24, 2018, 6:50 PM

Richard Childress Racing on Wednesday announced five different drivers – Austin and Ty Dillon, Shane Lee, Jeb Burton and Brendan Gaughan – will compete in its third full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series entry this season.

Brendan Gaughan, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Ty Dillon, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Jeb Burton, JGL Racing Toyota
Ty Dillon, Germain Racing Chevrolet
Shane Lee
Austin Dillon, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet
Ty Dillon, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet, Brandon Jones, Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet

The five drivers will combine to run a full schedule in RCR’s No. 3 Chevrolet. Matt Tifft and Daniel Hemric will compete this year for the series’ drivers’ championship in RCR’s Nos. 2 and 21.

Austin is champion in the Xfinity Series (2013) and has eight career wins. Ty Dillon’s only series victory came at Indianapolis in 2014.

Lee, a 24-year-old native of Newton, N.C., competed full-time in the ARCA series last year and finished third in the series standings. He is also expected to run some ARCA races this year in addition to his races with RCR.

Burton, son of former Cup driver and Daytona 500 champion Ward Burton, owns a Truck series win and has seven top-five and 19 top-10 finishes in the Xfinity Series.

Gaughan, who ran full-time in Xfinity last year with RCR, will return this season to run two road course events – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America.

“Our goal with the multi-driver Chevrolet Camaro is to win races and put ourselves in a position to be in the NASCAR playoffs at the end of the season to compete for the owner’s championship,” said team owner Richard Childress.

Veteran crew chief Nick Harrison will lead the team from atop the pit box. 

 

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Ty Dillon , Austin Dillon , Brendan Gaughan , Jeb Burton , Shane Lee
Author Jim Utter