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Ryan Preece will return to Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 for Kentucky Xfinity race (video)

Ryan Preece will get another chance to race in the No. 20 car with Joe Gibbs Racing, but says he must continue to win races to prove himself to sponsors.

Ryan Preece will return to the Xfinity Series less than two months after his big win last weekend at Iowa Speedway.

Preece, appearing on NASCAR America, announced he’ll be back in Joe Gibbs Racing’s No. 20 Toyota on Sept. 23 at Kentucky Speedway.

The start will be eight races after last Saturday’s event, which was the second of a two-race deal with JGR. Preece, a star in modified racing in the Northeast, secured the initial deal through support from some of his modified sponsors.

“Since our win came, there’s been partners that have come on to help us do another race,” Preece said. “I’m really looking forward to that and running strong and just trying to keep this thing going.”

Preece, 26, finished in the top two in both of his scheduled races, placing second at New Hampshire and first at Iowa. He had never finished better than 10th in his previous 36 Xfinity starts.

“I’m confident because I feel like I have to be,” Preece said. “In order to sell myself I have to be show people I can win races. Anything short of that, other than finishing second to Kyle Busch or a Cup guy, is almost a disappointment.”

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