Trevor Bayne will run for Joe Gibbs Racing part time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Bayne announced Feb. 9 on FOX Sports’ Race Hub.
He’ll compete in seven races in the No. 18 car.
Devotion Nutrition will sponsor the effort.
Bayne will first join the team at Auto Club Speedway, with Phoenix Raceway (March), Charlotte Motor Speedway (May) Nashville Superspeedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway (October) and Homestead-Miami Speedway also on the schedule.
Jason Ratcliff will be the crew chief.
Bayne has 152 NXS starts, earning two wins, 25 top fives and 73 top 10s. His last Xfinity start was in 2016 when he grabbed a fifth place at Watkins Glen International.
He also ran in eight NASCAR Camping World Truck Series events in 2020, earning one top five and two top 10 finishes.
The No. 18 team driver lineup is yet to be announced. Last year’s pilot, Xfinity Champion Daniel Hemric, is driving for Kaulig Racing in 2022.
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