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CJ Faison to Make NASCAR Xfinity Series Debut at Dover

It has been a busy few weeks for young CJ Faison. After announcing he would be returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, driving for Premium Motorsports, the talented driver has been working to race more frequently.

Faison, 21, has accomplished that goal. He will run double-duty at Dover International Speedway at the end of May, advancing his NASCAR career to a new level. Besides racing the No. 94 truck, Faison will be attempting to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for JGL Racing. Driving the No. 26 Toyota, he will be running the car that has been piloted by Eric McClure for the majority of the season. However, McClure departed the team after Talladega. JGL has since hired Ryan Ellis to drive the car at Iowa, with Faison running it at Dover.

“This is an all new experience for me, and it’ll be a big learning curve as I’ve never raced an Xfinity Series car, but it’ll be fun,” Faison said in a press release. “Luckily, I’ve raced at Dover and know my way around there.”

Faison has two prior starts in the Truck Series, with his debut coming at Dover in 2013. In 18 K&N Pro Series East starts, he has one top five and three top 10s driving for his family-owned team. Faison led 77 laps at Dover in the 2013 edition of the 150-mile race, but finished 24th after a wreck on lap 137.

About the author

Joseph started with Fronstretch in Aug. 2014 and worked his way up to become an editor in less than a year. A native of Whitestone, New York, Joseph writes for NASCAR Pole Position magazine as a weekly contributor, along with being a former intern at Newsday and the Times Beacon Record Newspapers, each on Long Island. With a focus on NASCAR, he runs our social media pages and writes the NASCAR Mailbox column, along with other features for the site.

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