Joe Gibbs Racing has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday.
Motorsports.com is hearing that Joe Gibbs Racing will announce Carl Edwards as its fourth Sprint Cup driver for the 2015 season next Tuesday.
However, the bigger news appears to involve Daniel Suarez, the 22-year-old darling of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program, who will drive for JGR in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Suarez, of Monterrey, Mexico, currently leads the NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series where he has nine victories in 52 career starts including four this season. Suarez has made dramatic improvement since joining the tour and has led 1,084 of the 7,790 laps raced.
His K & N Pro Series’ effort has been equally impressive – particularly in 2014 when he won the first two races of the year at New Smyrna and Daytona with Rev Racing.
Suarez made his first career Nationwide Series start for JGR at Richmond in the No 20 Toyota. Suarez qualified 12th and finished 19th. He completed all but one lap.
Gibbs currently fields three cars in the NNS – the No. 11 full time with Elliott Sadler and the No. 20 and 54 with a variety of drivers including Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch, respectively along with Sam Hornish Jr. and development drivers Darrell Wallace Jr. and Erik Jones.