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Ronnie Bassett Jr., Dillon Bassett Returning to DGM Racing for 20 Races

After impressing DGM Racing team owner Mario Gosselin in 2019, both Ronnie Bassett Jr. and Dillon Bassett will return to the team this season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Frontstretch has learned.

The Bassett brothers will combine to run 20 races in the No. 90 Chevrolet, up two starts from 2019.

For a second season, Bassett Gutters & More will be the primary sponsor, though the team hopes to secure additional funding.

“We are glad to have the Bassett brothers back to run in the [No.] 90 car this season,” Gosselin tells Frontstretch. “Dillon and Ronnie are a good fit for our team because not only are they two hard-working, talented drivers, but they also do anything they can to help out with the team. The Bassetts aren’t your typical drivers; they work day in and day out on their own equipment.”

Dillon’s first time behind the wheel in 2020 will come in the fourth race of the season (March 7) at Phoenix Raceway. Meanwhile, Ronnie won’t see action until Bristol Motor Speedway on April 4.

Regardless, both brothers are excited for the opportunity to compete and are hoping to improve on their combined five top-15 finishes from 2019, with Dillon posting a best result of 13th at Richmond Raceway in the fall.

“We had some good runs last year, so we’d just like to improve on what we’ve been doing and hopefully get some top-15 finishes and maybe even a little better at some races,” Ronnie says. “Mario has been around for a long time doing it and has a bunch of good input. It’s the best bang for your buck.”

“It’s exciting to be back with the same team as last year and see if we can add even better results to strong finishes last year,” Dillon adds. “Sharing the seat with Ronnie is always good as well. With us both being drivers, we are able to lean on one another throughout the season.”

In 12 races last season, Ronnie had an average finish of 26.1 with four DNFs, while Dillon had four top-20 finishes and an average result of 20.3 in six races.

Despite running under the DGM banner, the Bassetts will bring their own equipment to the table, based out of the family’s race shop in Welcome, N.C.

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Dustin joined the Frontstretch team at the beginning of the 2016 season. 2020 marks his sixth full-time season covering the sport that he grew up loving. His dream was to one day be a NASCAR journalist, thus why he attended Ithaca College (Class of 2018) to earn a journalism degree. Since the ripe age of four, he knew he wanted to be a storyteller.

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    Meaning they’re just renting the number, that’s it?