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Bilicki Set to Run Entire Xfinity Season with RSS Racing

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer

Josh Bilicki is set to make the transition from JP Motorsports to RSS Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, piloting the No. 38 Chevrolet Camaro for the entire 2019 season, beginning at the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at Daytona Feb. 16.

Sponsorships will be a central for Bilicki throughout the season, but he’ll be set with a fresh scheme as Dr. Squatch Soap Co. will be his primary sponsor at Daytona.

Prior to Monday’s official announcement, the Menominee Falls, WI native said he’s ready to use this major opportunity to show his worth in the sport as he’ll be teammates with both Ryan Sieg and 2000 Xfinity Series champion Jeff Green.

“I’m very thankful to RSS Racing for this opportunity,” says Bilicki. “I’m thankful to Prevagen for supporting me in 2017 and 2018, and now it’s time to move to the next chapter. Last year was a learning year for me, especially seeing and driving fifteen of the tracks for the first time.

“I feel comfortable at every track now, and RSS has cars and equipment capable of finishing upfront, which excites me. I’ve been around the team a handful of times and I think that this is a natural fit.”

Having the soap company sponsoring his efforts at Daytona has also brought additional confidence, not to his racing career, but the American brand that’s been around since 2014.

“I’m equally just as excited to be bringing a brand-new partner into NASCAR, Dr. Squatch Soap Co.,” said Bilicki. “One hundred percent of the company’s products are made right here in the United States, and I feel that’s a very important stat for the NASCAR community. Our Dr. Squatch Daytona car looks amazing and I can’t wait to compete for the win with my teammates Ryan Sieg and Jeff Green.”

Dr. Squatch provides multiple body care products such as handmade bar soaps, colognes and hair/shaving products that’s intended to eliminate the stench and irritation-free. It also allows customers to choose a quantity of soaps they want delivered on a monthly or quarterly basis.

As for the 23-year-old, he’ll be running his second full-season in the series after qualifying in 29 races, with two 20th place finishes at Mid-Ohio and Kansas Speedway being a season-high.

At Daytona, RSS Racing have a pair of thirds with Ryan Sieg in both July 2014 and 2016. Last season opener, Green finished 11th, the team’s second-best result in the 300-miler behind Sieg’s ninth in 2014. Bilicki has one Daytona start last July, where an early engine failure led to a last-place finish.

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From the Pacific Northwest, Luis is a University of Idaho graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Ever since watching the 2003 Daytona 500, being involved in auto racing is all he's ever dreamed of doing. He's also covered Idaho Athletics and high school football as both a writer and videographer. Additionally, he spent 2017 writing several racing columns as an independent journalist. Luis does video and photography, and is a fan of Seattle sports, a music critic and a motivator who wants to impact people's lives.