Veteran NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse Jr. has been added to the Richard Childress Racing stable, the organization announced Tuesday.
Lagasse will drive RCR’s No. 3 Xfinity Series Chevrolet in four races this season: his team debut on June 25 at Iowa Speedway, along with Road America, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Lagasse, 36, of St. Augustine, Florida, will split driving duties in the car with Ty Dillon as both attempt to earn the 2017 owner’s championship for RCR.
Lagasse finished sixth in last Saturday’s Xfinity season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway. It was a career-best finish in 62 starts in the Xfinity Series for Lagasse.
He also has 26 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, with a career-best third-place finish in the 2015 Xfinity season opener at Daytona.
Matt Swiderski, who assumed crew chief duties on the No. 3 late last season, will continue in that role this season with Dillon and Lagasse.