Joe Gibbs Racing announced that its newest entry into the Nationwide Series, driven by Brian Scott (LEFT), will carry No. 11 and have Kevin Kidd as its crew chief. In addition, Adam Stevens, who had previously served as the engineer for JGR's Sprint Cup Series No. 20, will assume the crew chief duties on the team's Nationwide No. 20.
"We're excited to finally have all this come together and we think the end result will be three strong entries for us each week in the Nationwide Series," said JGR President J.D. Gibbs. "We think Kevin Kidd will work great with Brian and it's always exciting to be able to provide an opportunity to someone internally like Adam Stevens, who has done such a good job for us over on the Cup side."
JGR announced in November that it would field a third Nationwide team to be driven by Scott, but was still in the process of finalizing the details to obtain the No. 11. Kidd, who joined JGR as crew chief on the No. 20 Nationwide team, will move over along with his crew to work with Scott and compete for the 2011 championship.
Meanwhile, Stevens will move over to Nationwide after serving as an engineer on the Cup side for the past six years. Joey Logano is expected to run the majority of races in the No. 20 once again in 2011. Denny Hamlin is expected to be behind the wheel for several races as the complete schedule for the team is still being finalized.
Jason Ratcliff will return as crew chief on JGR's No. 18 as the team seeks to defend its 2010 owner's championship. Kyle Busch, who shattered the series record with 13 victories in 2010, will once again drive the car in the majority of races.
JGR has won three Nationwide owner's championships in a row and will be seeking a fourth in 2011. With Scott solely focused on Nationwide and driving the full schedule, the No. 11 team will have the opportunity to compete for both the driver's and owner's championship.