Gibbs hires Carl Edwards and Daniel Suarez

Carl Edwards (99) hits a curb as he drives through the esses during a qualifying session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Watkins Glen N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Carl Edwards (99) hits a curb as he drives through the esses during a qualifying session for Sunday's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Watkins Glen International, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Watkins Glen N.Y. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — 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.

 

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