Scott Lagasse Jr. to Pilot No. 24 Toyota in Daytona for JGL Racing
DENVER, NORTH CAROLINA (February 10, 2017) -
JGL Racing is proud to announce that Scott Lagasse Jr. has joined the organization for the NASCAR XFINITY Series season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Lagasse Jr., a native of St. Augustine, Florida, will pilot the No. 24 Toyota in the running of the PowerShares QQQ 300 at the "World Center of Speed".
"I am excited to work with all of the guys at JGL Racing", stated Lagasse, Jr. "Daytona is always a special race for me as it is so close to home. It doesn't get much better than lots of family, friends and a fast race car at my home track."
Lagasse Jr. will be making his 62nd career start in the NASCAR XFINITY Series and his 11th career NXS start at Daytona. Scott also has three career starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and two in the ARCA Racing Series at the 2.5-mile track.
"All of us at JGL Racing are excited to have Scott join us for the season opener in Daytona", added James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing. "Scott is a great fit for our organization and he quickly fit in with the guys. He has a tremendous amount of experience running at Daytona and we look for a safe race and a strong finish in the No. 24 Toyota."
Clinton Cram will lead the St. Augustine, FL native as crew chief of the No. 24 Toyota. Lagasse Jr. will join JGL Racing's full-time driver Dakoda Armstrong as he enters his second season piloting the team's No. 28 WinField United Toyota entry.
The team and Lagasse Jr. will have some exciting sponsor announcements as the season opening race draws closer.
The 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series season will kick off at Daytona International Speedway on February 25th with the running of the PowerShares QQQ 300.
About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. has been a driven individual from a very young age. He excelled in sports, and was a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Beginning his winning ways at age 7, Scott's commitment to excel includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. Scott is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, and gives freely of his time. He is an avid cyclist, and a recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Recently Scott Jr., launched another mission with a focus of saving lives. This comes after a serious health issue with cancer. That motivated Scott Jr. to speak out, and he is now a National spokesperson for FightCRC, and an Ambassador for Stand Up 2 Cancer. He has created his own message as well, "Screen Your Machine." Scott Jr. is combining his passion for saving lives with his goal of winning races. Using his platform as a professional racecar driver, Scott will strive to motivate people everywhere to be screened for cancer of all types. For more information about Scott Lagasse Jr./ TeamSLR, please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter @scottlagasse and FACEBOOK/scottlagassejr