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Ryan Vargas Returning to JD Motorsports at ISM

Ryan Vargas will return to drive for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller at ISM Raceway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, the team and driver announced Monday (Nov. 4).

Vargas will drive the No. 4 Chevrolet in the 2019 Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200.

It will be his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Vargas has driven for JD Motorsports in two races thus far this season. He debuted in the 2019 US Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway, starting 23rd and finishing 17th. In August, he drove the No. 4 at Road America to a 18th place finish, improving 15 positions from his qualifying effort.

The 19-year-old Vargas is from La Mirada, Calif.

JDM has fielded four full-time entries in the Xfinity Series this season. The No. 4 car is in 17th place in the owners point standings.

The Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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Mark Kristl joined Frontstretch at the beginning of the 2019 NASCAR season. He is the site's ARCA Menards Series editor. Kristl is also an Eagle Scout and a proud University of Dayton alum.

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