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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Black has been signed to race the full season with SS Greenlight Racing in 2019. He ran just 10 events last year for former boss, B.J. McLeod, so this is a good step up for the journeyman driver. Black nabbed just three Top-20 finishes in his part-time schedule last season, and he'll be expected to do more with this growing race team.
The Rick Ware Racing team announced a mid-December deal that will put Black in the No. 51 car for the upcoming season. He will be a Rookie of the Year candidate since he only has three-career starts in NASCAR's top division, although he'll be a long-shot odds to win the honor. Black made three starts with this team last season and averaged a 37.3 finish across those handful of starts. A lot of the team's details are sketchy at this point, including crew chief and some of the sponsorship, however, RWR does have a charter for this team and they are guaranteed to start the full season. As far as Black and this team's chances go, well it is about as shoestring as an operation gets in NASCAR's top division.
After years of competition in the Camping World Truck Series, SS Green Light Racing will make their first full-time foray into the Xfinity Series in 2016. They bring with them young driver Black for this first campaign. The 24-year-old Floridian raced the full truck series schedule for SS GLR in 2015 and finished a respectable 11th in the final driver standings. Jason Miller is expected to be the team’s crew chief, and he’ll face an uphill battle trying to get the team established and get Black more experience. We don’t expect to see the No. 07 Chevrolet among the Top-20 finishers very much in the coming year.
More Fantasy News
Returning to SS Green Light Racing
SS Greenlight Racing announced that Black Jr. will once again pilot the No. 07 Chevrolet Camaro for Bobby Dotter in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, SS Greenlight Racing PR reports.
Moving to Cup Full-Time Next Season
Fast Xfinity Happy Hour
Black Jr. was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway Thursday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 182.035 mph.
Black Jr. is thrilled to be taking the next step in his racing career, as the driver will compete in the full season of the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series in the No. 07 ScubaLife Chevy, Ray Black Jr. PR reports.