Josh Williams will return to race full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for DGM Racing, the team announced Wednesday, Jan. 15.
Williams will pilot the No. 92 car, a ride he piloted once in 2019; mostly, he drove the team’s full-time No. 36. The team will have owner’s points from either the No. 36 or No. 90; the exact team was not specified.
Sponsors StarTron, Sleep Well, Stay Sky Hotels and Resorts, General Formulations, Silverton Casino, IV Bars and Verve Systems LLC will return to sponsor the 26-year-old from Port Charlotte, Fla.
“I’m really excited about coming back again with Mario [Gosselin, owner] and everybody at DGM,” Williams said in a team release. “We had such a good year last year, and in my opinion, I feel like we had a successful season to say the least. If we can come back and do it again and have me be a little bit better myself, with going back to some of these tracks for the second time and others even for the third time, I think we’ll show a lot of improvement.
“Mario has been working his tail off on getting better parts and pieces for us, so that we can improve our program on the track. We’re really looking forward to 2020 and I’m thankful for the chance that Mario has given me to come back and try this deal again.”
“It’s a pleasure to be able to retain Josh and have him back with us for another year in the Xfinity Series,” team owner Gosselin said. “Josh’s knowledge of the racecars and ability to get as much as possible out of them week in and week out served us well last year, and we hope to improve both in the standings and on the racetrack throughout the year.”
Williams has 61 career Xfinity Series starts, with a career-best finish of eighth at Talladega Superspeedway in April 2019. He competed full time last season, with only one DNQ, finishing 17th in the championship standings. True to Gosselin’s comments, Williams qualified an average of 25.6 and improved to an average finishing position of 20.6.
Williams recently partnered with Gosselin and Martins Motorsports crew chief Danny Johnson to develop drivers and have them compete for the trio’s race teams, from Bandoleros to the Xfinity Series.
The rest of DGM’s roster for 2020 has not yet been announced. In 2019, it fielded two full-time teams.