Josh Williams will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2022 for BJ McLeod Motorsports, BJMM announced Dec. 8.
Williams will drive the No. 78 full time in what was announced as a multi-year deal, though the specific length was not specified.
Williams has driven full time in the Xfinity Series for DGM Racing the last three years. In 2021, he earned one top 10, and he has eight top 10s in 126 total starts since 2016.
“I am really looking forward to driving for BJ (MeLeod, owner) in 2022,” Williams said in a team release. “He is a racer just like me and that makes this a dangerous combination. Seeing what BJ and Jessica (McLeod, owner) have built over the years is a huge accomplishment. From watching BJ race super late models when I was 8 years old to driving for him in NASCAR is a cool story that a lot of people don’t know. Just two guys from Florida making a name at the highest level of motorsports.”
The No. 78 was mostly driven by Jesse Little in 2021, though by season’s end a rotating cast was in the seat.
“Josh brings so much knowledge with him into any program,” BJ McLeod said. “The fact he is more than just a racer and can contribute great feedback and help our programs. Collectively, we can take the next step upward from a competition standpoint. Having Josh’s veteran leadership in the shop will step up the whole program, and Jessica and I are glad he has chosen here to call home for the next chapter.”
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