At just 23 years of age, Christopher Bell is one of the top up-and-coming drivers in all of NASCAR. The Oklahoma native has quickly ascended turning heads and collecting trophies along each step of his racing journey. The 2018 season will mark a new challenge for Bell as he joins Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series driving the No. 20 Rheem and Ruud Toyota Camry. Despite running for Rookie of the Year honors in 2018, Bell is no stranger to success in the NXS having captured his first-career NXS win in 2017 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS. Bell finished the 2017 season with one win, three top-five and five top-10 finishes despite only running eight races for JGR.
Ryan Preece will return to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2018 and drive a partial schedule in the NASCAR XFINITY Series behind the wheel of the No. 18 Rheem and Ruud Toyota Camry. Preece has made three starts in the XFINITY Series for JGR during the 2017 season and earned his first career XFINITY win at Iowa Speedway, a second and a fourth-place finish. The 26-year-old Berlin, Connecticut native is a highly accomplished short track racer with 20 NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour career victories, 70 top-five and 96 top-10 finishes. He was crowned the 2013 season champion.