For the first time in team history, RCR’s No. 3 XFINITY Series team is competing solely for the owner’s championship. Sixth-year NXS driver Ty Dillon will be behind the wheel for 27 of the 33 races in 2017, including his 19th-place finish this past weekend at Daytona International Speedway. RCR is a five-time NXS owner’s champion.
RCR announced today that veteran NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. will join its driver lineup for four races this season. Lagasse Jr. will make his RCR debut at Iowa Speedway on June 24, followed by races at Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Lagasse Jr. has made 61 starts in the XFINITY Series and 25 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. He will work with first-year crew chief, Matt Swiderski, who assumed crew chief duties for the No. 3 team at the end of the 2016 season.
“Knowing the history of the No. 3 car and what it means to Mr. Childress, it is a real honor for me to be a part of this team,” said Lagasse Jr. “I look forward to helping RCR win an owner’s championship this season.”
“We welcome Scott to our impressive lineup of this season’s XFINITY Series drivers,” said Gil Martin, director of competition for RCR’s NXS program. “Our goal is to win races and win this year’s owner’s championship, and I’m confident that Scott will help the No. 3 team accomplish those goals.”
An announcement regarding sponsorship with Lagasse Jr. and the No. 3 team is scheduled for a later date.