Joe Gibbs Racing has set a Monday afternoon news conference to announce its driver of the No. 20 Sprint Cup car.
The announcement won’t be a surprise. Eighteen-year-old Joey Logano is expected to be named the driver to replace Tony Stewart, who is leaving to become a driver and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing.
Logano, who turned 18 in May, has started 10 races in the Nationwide Series with one win (Kentucky), three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He won the NASCAR East Series title last year as a rookie.
“He’s a full-time Nationwide driver, and with that expertise – winning a race already this year and doing everything he’s done in the Nationwide Series – I believe he’ll be fine,” said JGR Sprint Cup driver Kyle Busch when asked about Logano’s future potential. “I feel like he’s got the talent. If he gets good communication with his crew chief – which he’s already worked on and done well with – he’ll be fine.”