Riley Herbst
Joe Gibbs Racing
2020 Fantasy Outlook
After two seasons of part-time, preparatory racing in the Xfinity and Gander Truck Series, Herbst is ready to go full-time in 2020. He will be a Rookie of the Year candidate and make a strong bid to claim those honors. Herbst has spent the majority of his time racing in the K&N and ARCA Series the last four seasons, while he only has 17-combined starts in the Xfinity and Gander Truck Series. The lack of seat time in NASCAR's upper divisions is a bit concerning. However, Herbst did show some flashes in his nine Xfinity Series starts last season. The youngster will be guided by veteran crew chief Dave Rogers and two will look to hit the ground running in the upcoming season. Herbst still has a lot to learn, so inconsistency could be an issue for this driver and team well into 2020 campaign. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Kentucky
XFINITY Series
July 9, 2020
Herbst finished second in the Shady Rays 200 Xfinity Series race at Kentucky Speedway Thursday night.
ANALYSIS
The Joe Gibbs Racing youngster would start 23rd on the grid and start racing to the front immediately. It would take a lot of patience, but Herbst would finally break inside the Top 5 by the end of stage 2. A caution with 5 laps to go would set up NASCAR overtime. Herbst would make good use of the mayhem to cross the finish line second. It was his second Top-5 finish of the season.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Signed to race with Joe Gibbs Racing in the No. 18 Toyota this season. Herbst will make eight starts in the team's powerful Toyota Supra. The 19-year-old driver is a rising talent, and should make good impact in his handful of starts.
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Runner-up Finish at Fontana
XFINITY Series
February 29, 2020
Herbst finished second in the Production Alliance Group 300 Xfinity Series race at Auto Club Speedway Saturday afternoon.
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Captures Truck Series Pole at Daytona
XFINITY Series
February 14, 2020
Herbst won the pole for the NextEra Energy 250 Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 181.657 mph.
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Full-Time Xfinity with JGR
XFINITY Series
November 6, 2019
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Herbst would join its NASCAR Xfinity Series operation full time in 2020. Herbst will pilot JGR's No. 18 Toyota in his first full Xfinity season, NASCAR.com reports.
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Third at Talladega
Gander Outdoors Truck
October 12, 2019
Herbst finished third in the Sugarlands Shine 250 Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
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Xfinity Series Racing for Joe Gibbs
XFINITY Series
February 1, 2019
Joe Gibbs Racing announced an extended multi-year partnership with Herbst that will see the 19-year-old driver return to JGR for his third year and compete in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Automobile Racing Club of America Series, NASCAR.com reports.
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