Joe Graf Jr. will run full time in the Xfinity Series for SS Green Light Racing in 2020, multiple sources have confirmed to Frontstretch.
Graf will takeover the No. 08 Chevrolet from Gray Gaulding, who finished 13th in the championship standings last season and finished a season-best second at Talladega Superspeedway.
The 21-year-old New Jersey native will be sponsored by Eat, Sleep, Race.
Graf ran a trio of races for Richard Childress Racing last season, placing a best finish of 14th at Richmond Raceway in the fall. In the other events, he finished 19th (Iowa Speedway) and 23rd (Daytona International Speedway). He also failed two qualify for two races, one for RCR, the other for Kaulig Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway in August.
In addition to last year’s part-time Xfinity schedule, Graf has 39 ARCA Menards Series starts to his name, capturing the checkered flag once at Berlin Raceway for Chad Bryant Racing. He has a total of 21 top-10 finishes.
Graf’s teammate will be Ray Black Jr., who returns to the organization’s No. 07.
An official announcement is expected later this week.
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