Front Row Motorsports will expand to a third entry for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season with Matt Tifft at the helm of the new No. 36 Ford Mustang, the organization announced on Tuesday in a live event at NASCAR.com’s Studio 3.
Tifft, 22, will make the jump from the NASCAR Xfinity Series to compete in his rookie Monster Energy Series season as Michael McDowell and David Ragan are set to return to the Nos. 34 and 38 Ford Mustangs, respectively. McDowell will compete in his second season with the organization, while it will be Ragan’s sixth go-around.
“Today is a huge moment in my career, announcing my move to the Cup Series,” said Tifft in a team release. “This has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and I can’t believe it’s finally coming true.
“I’m so thankful to Front Row Motorsports for giving me the opportunity to drive the No. 36 next season. I’m looking forward to guidance from veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan and am ready to take on the challenge of driving with 39 of the best drivers in the world.”