Dakoda Armstrong, JGL Racing Part Ways

Due to lack of sponsorship payments, JGL Racing has been forced to remove Dakoda Armstrong from the No. 28 Toyota entry in the XFINITY Series effective immediately. Armstrong has driven the No. 28 entry for the team since 2016.

“We really hate that it has come to this,” said James Whitener, owner of JGL Racing in the team release. “However, this business is driven by sponsorship and when payments aren’t made then we cannot continue to race out off our own pocket. I hate this for our race team as well as Dakoda. We all appreciate the effort he has put into the growth of JGL Racing and wish him nothing but the best of success moving forward.”

The No. 28 team will not race at Dover this weekend but the team will refocus on the remaining five races of the season. The team’s sister car, the No. 24, will continue with Corey Lajoie and Dylan Lupton for the remainder of the season. This weekend at Dover, Corey Lajoie will pilot the No. 24 Youtheory Toyota Camry.

“We will focus on finishing out the season with our programs on our #24 Toyota,” added Whitener. “We will explore future options for the #28 entry as well as focusing on finalizing programs for both cars for the 2018 season.”

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