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Joe Gibbs Racing Diversifies, Adds Hispanic Driver

August 19, 2014

By Jenna Fryer, The Associated Press

Daniel Suarez will drive full time for Joe Gibbs Racing on the Nationwide Series. (NASCAR)

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Joe Gibbs Racing has hired Carl Edwards to drive a new fourth Sprint Cup car in 2015.

The team also added Daniel Suarez, who will drive a full-time Nationwide Series entry for Gibbs and run a partial schedule in the Truck Series. Suarez becomes the first Mexican driver to race full-time in NASCAR's second tier series.

The ARRIS Group will sponsor Edwards' No. 19 Toyota for 17 races. The company will also support Suarez.

JGR also launched a diversity initiative with the Escuderia Telmex team to provide development opportunities to Mexican and Latin American drivers in the NASCAR Toyota Series in Mexico.

Original headline: Joe Gibbs Racing signs Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez, launches diversity program with Telmex

Source: © 2014 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.

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