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Josh Williams Returns to DGM Racing, Moves to No. 36

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent 

For the fourth straight season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Josh Williams will compete for Mario Gosselin’s DGM Racing. In 2019, Williams will move from the familiar No. 90 Chevrolet Camaro SS to the teams’ No. 36 Camaro.

The Port Charlotte, FL native has 29 starts in the Xfinity Series. In 2018, he made 20 starts and earned a career-best finish, 20th, in the playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Williams also led for the first time in his Xfinity Series career at Kansas Speedway.

“I think this year is going to be good,” said Williams. “I’ve got a good relationship with the team and we’ve got good chemistry as a group, so that’s always a big step in the right direction. It’s been a lot of fun working with these guys and we always try to enjoy it every time we get to go to the race track together.

“We’re going to put a really strong effort in every time we get onto the race track and we’re looking to improve our results from last year dramatically. I can’t wait to get to Daytona and get going.”

DGM Racing has been competing in the Xfinity Series since 2014 and has been full-time since 2016. In 174 starts, the organization has three top-10 finishes. Two of those top-10s, including the teams’ best finish, seventh at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2016, came with Andy Lally. The other top-10 finish came at the very same track last season with Alex Labbe behind the wheel.

The organization has had 17 different drivers behind the wheel of its’ cars since 2014. Labbe is the only driver that so far has competed full-time for the team.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Josh in 2019; he is a lot of fun to work with,” added Gosselin, who will serve as Williams’ crew chief in several events this year. “We had some successes last year that we are looking to build on, and he is a great asset to the DGM Racing team.”

Williams also has 102 starts in the ARCA Racing Series. He has two victories, one at Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville, and the other at Madison International Speedway. He also has 15 top-five and 50 top-10 finishes in the series. Williams’ best finish in the final points standings came in 2015 when he finished third behind Austin Wayne Self and ARCA Racing Series Champion Grant Enfinger.

Williams is hopeful that the team’s successes last year are a positive omen going into the new season.

“It’s going to be good all the way around and I’m excited to have the opportunity to drive the No. 36 this season. People remember the number and car that ran the whole season last year and I feel like that this gives both myself and my fanbase some positivity to start the season with.”

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Seth Eggert is a college student that has followed NASCAR his entire life. Seth is currently pursuing a writing career and is majoring in Communications and Journalism. He is an avid iRacer and video gamer. Seth also tutors his peers in multiple subjects.