Matt Tifft heads to Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) in his first full season at Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR). For the second race of the 2017 NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) season, Tifft will make his first-career start at AMS behind the wheel of the No. 19 NBTS BrainTumor.org Toyota Camry.
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has a total of 37 starts at AMS. Of those 37 starts, JGR has one win, three poles, 10 top-five finishes, 18 top-10 finishes, an average start of 9.4 and an average finish of 12.4. Driver Kyle Busch (2016) scored the lone win at the 1.5-mile track.
This week the No. 19 JGR NBTS BrainTumor.org Toyota Camry will be on display for the Rinnai 250. As a sponsor of Tifft's No. 19 Camry, this will be the first race that the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) BrainTumor.org is represented as the primary sponsor for the 2017 season. Tunity, Surface Sunscreen and BrainGear will be featured as associate sponsors at AMS.
NBTS BrainTumor.org is hosting a walk/run on April 1st in Charlotte, NC. Tifft has a team aligned for the walk and is looking to add people to his team. Anyone interested in supporting Team Matt or joining him for the race is encouraged to sign-up at braintumorrace.org/Charlotte. The race is a 5K and 10K race, with a brain tumor survivor walk as well. There will be a tent set up to honor and celebrate those with brain tumors. The race event will host kid's activities and an awards ceremony for top teams.
Entering Atlanta, Tifft is positioned in fifth place after the first race at Daytona International Speedway. Tifft sits just 16 points back from the lead of the Driver's Championship Point Standings and looks to narrow the gap this weekend.
Tifft sits in second place of the Sunoco Rookie of the Year points behind driver William Byron.
(Joe Gibbs Racing)
See a full-size image of the car on the #19 team paint schemes page