NASCAR Xfinity Series

Ty Dillon returns to Road America Xfinity with JD Motorsports, Ryan Vargas returns to Harmon

1 Mins read
Credit: TriMaxx Graphics

Ryan Vargas‘ plan of running the full 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule in the #6 for JD Motorsports has been upended twice as the team opted to place someone else in the car for the road course races at Portland and Road America, but he has a fallback plan to remain a weekly driver in Mike Harmon Racing. Ty Dillon will drive the #6 at Road America on Saturday, while Vargas heads back to MHR’s #47.

Vargas initially joined MHR for Portland, incidentally when MHR driver Gray Gaulding took over the #6.

“Once again, this was a business decision, and I will always understand that,” reads a statement posted by Vargas on Monday. “I am working as hard as I can to make sure I can secure funding to compete and lock down any remaining races.

“With that all said, I am pleased to share with you all that I will be returning to the #47 Mike Harmon Racing Chevy this weekend! I appreciate Mike and his team opening their doors for me and allowing me to pilot their racecar!

“I wish the best of luck to JD Motorsports this weekend, I look forward to returning to the 6 at Atlanta.”

This time, Vargas is replaced by Dillon, a Cup Series regular in his fifth full-time season and first with Petty GMS Motorsports. He joins JD Motorsports to get additional preparation for the Cup race at Road America, one that he finished twenty-sixth in 2021 with Gaunt Brothers Racing. That race was also his first at the Wisconsin circuit since his Xfinity days.

In three Road America Xfinity starts between 2014 and 2016, he finished nineteenth, tenth, and twelfth. He commented in a press release, “The JD Motorsports guys have been working hard to give us a good car and getting additional laps will help the overall weekend.”

“We’re excited to have Ty Dillon in our #6 Chevrolet this weekend at Road America,” said team owner Johnny Davis. “Ty is a fierce competitor and this weekend will be no different. We’re excited to see what both of our teams can do at Road America.”

1850 posts

About author
Justin is neither a NASCAR nor off-road racer, but he has covered them for The Checkered Flag since 2018.
Related posts
NASCAR Xfinity Series

Brad Perez joins Emerling-Gase for Watkins Glen, Xfinity debut

1 Mins read
After failing to qualify for Indianapolis, Brad Pérez will get another shot at his NASCAR Xfinity début at Watkins Glen with Emerling-Gase Motorsports.
NASCAR Xfinity Series

Stanton Barrett enters Watkins Glen Xfinity for Harmon

2 Mins read
Stanton Barrett, who currently dabbles in ARCA and the Stadium Super Trucks, will aim to make the NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen, which would mark his first start in the series since 2019.
NASCAR Xfinity Series

Austin Wayne Self to attempt Xfinity debut at WGI

2 Mins read
Austin Wayne Self will hope to make the NASCAR Xfinity race at Watkins Glen, which would be his maiden start if he qualifies. He will drive the #32 for Jordan Anderson Racing, owned by his brother-in-law.