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Ryan Preece Switching to No. 37, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Driving No. 47 in 2020

JTG Daugherty Racing has slightly shaken up its driver lineup for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season.

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will pilot the No. 47 Chevrolet, while Ryan Preece moves over to the No. 37 vacated by Chris Buescher.

Stenhouse’s crew chief from the past three seasons at Roush Fenway Racing, Brian Pattie, will join JTG as well.

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming Brian Pattie to JTG Daugherty Racing,” team owner Tad Geschickter said in a team release. “With Brian’s veteran experience and knowledge at NASCAR’s premier level, we know he is going to be a great asset to the organization and work well with Ricky Stenhouse Jr.”

“I’m very grateful to have Brian join me at JTG Daugherty Racing next season,” Stenhouse said. “Working together the past several seasons, our relationship away from the track has really developed and I know that will speed up the process of getting familiar and plugged into the team as quick as possible. He knows what I’m looking for, and I know what he expects from me. This team is a great fit for both of us, and we’re looking forward to contributing to the success JTG Daugherty Racing has been building.”

Trent Owens will continue in his fourth year as the crew chief of the No. 37 car.

“Trent is a veteran at our organization leading the charge on the No. 37 car for the past three seasons,” Geschickter said. “He elevated a young driver in his second year in the series to consistently running in the top 15, and we have high expectations that he will be a great fit with Ryan Preece next year in his sophomore season.”

“I’m really looking forward to working with Trent Owens this upcoming season,” Preece said. “Our teams worked closely together in 2019. It was impressive to see what he’s done with the No. 37 team the last three years. I really want to continue building on that and bringing both cars into the top 15 regularly next year.”

Both Stenhouse and Preece earned one top five and three top 10s each in 2019.

The 2020 season will kick off with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2:30 p.m. ET on FOX.

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    NOTE TO Jim Campbell, Vice President of Performance and Motorsports for Chevrolet:
    PUT THE 47 CAR WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE.

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