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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Tifft swapped from Joe Gibbs Racing to Richard Childress Racing over the off-season. He nabbed 13 Top-10 finishes last season in the No. 19 Toyota and wound up a respectable seventh in the overall final driver standings of 2017. Now he'll take the wheel of the No. 2 Chevy Camaro of RCR. The 21-year-old driver only has 44 starts of experience in Xfinity Series racing, so Tifft still has lots to learn. However, the pairing with this race team and organization should keep his trajectory pointed north. Of the many Childress teams the No. 2 camp has recently shown to be the fastest and most consistent of the camp. That's a good sign for Tifft's continued development.
With Kyle Busch and a driver rotation firmly set in the JGR No. 18, and with Daniel Suarez and another rotation set for the No. 20, that leaves Tifft to likely occupy the team's No. 19 Toyota. It hasn't been announced for sure as of this writing, but it's kind of a process of elimination. Tifft has spent the last two seasons competing on a part-time basis in the Camping World Truck Series and the Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs and Kyle Busch. Over that span hea's amassed two Top-5 and 14 Top-10 finishes in 33 starts. Tifft hasn't set the world on fire, but the 20-year-old driver is ready to take the next step in his development. Hea's going to get a fantastic opportunity racing for one of the strongest stables in this division of NASCAR. Tifft will be teamed with crew chief Matt Beckman and the two will look to make some waves in the young driver's first full season. The potential here is great for this driver and team, but the learning curve will also be steep.
More Fantasy News
Joins Front Row Motorsports
Bob Jenkins will expand his Front Row Motorsports team in 2019, signing Tifft to drive a third Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry, the No. 36 Ford Mustang, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
Third at Phoenix
Tifft finished third in the Whelen Trusted to Perform 200 Xfinity Series race at ISM Raceway Saturday afternoon.
Fast Xfinity Practice at Las Vegas
Tifft was fastest in opening practice for the DC Solar 300 Xfinity Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Friday. He turned a fast lap of 177.614 mph.
Runner-up Finish at Road America
Tifft finished second in the Johnsonville 180 Xfinity Series race at Road America Saturday afternoon.
Wins Road America Pole
Tifft won the pole for the Johnsonville 180 Xfinity Series race at Road America Saturday. He turned a fast lap of 109.307 mph.