DENVER, NC (January 11, 2016) – JGL Racing officials announced today that Dakoda Armstrong has joined the growing organization and will headline their 2016 drivers lineup. Armstrong will pilot the team’s No. 28 Toyota in the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series season and will be joined by longtime sponsor WinField.
“I am really excited to work with everyone at JGL Racing,” stated Armstrong. “This team kept surprising people as they improved with each race last year. James Whitener is an owner in this sport who is willing to do what it takes in order to get better each and every week. I really look forward to racing a full season with this team along with my sponsor WinField and think we can have a good amount of success.”
The 24-year old Armstrong has 73 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts to his credit to go along with 44 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Dakoda competed in all 33 XFINITY Series events last year while earning a 12th-place finish in the series overall drivers’ standings.
“All of us at JGL Racing are excited to welcome Dakoda and WinField to our organization,” said James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing. “We think he is a great addition to our team and we look forward to the success on the track in 2016. We are also honored to welcome WinField to JGL Racing and look forward to working with them and helping them maximize their results on and off the track.”
JGL Racing fielded two full-time NASCAR XFINITY Series last season highlighted by driver J.J. Yeley tying Armstrong for 12th-place in the overall drivers’ standings. The team will continue to field two full-time entries in 2016 with a driver announcement coming soon on the No. 24 Toyota.
The No. 28 WinField Toyota will once again be led by Steven Lane. The NASCAR veteran crew chief returns for his second full season with JGL Racing.
“Adding Dakoda and WinField to our organization is just another step in our growth process,” added Gregg Mixon, General Manager of JGL Racing. “We made significant improvements last year with the addition of Joe Gibbs Racing engines and pit crew. These improvements helped us grow and we look forward to continuing that growth and going to the next level with Dakoda and WinField.”
The JGL Racing team is busy preparing their stable of Toyota’s for the upcoming 2016 season which kicks off on February 20th with the running of the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway.