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Brandon Brown planning 10 XFINITY races in 2018

Brandon Brown will return to the XFINITY Series for 10 events in 2018 after also running 10 races in 2017.

Brown, 24, will kickoff the season competing in the #86 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway, fielded by his father, Jerry Brown. It’s possible that he will return the following week at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Feb. 24) to race under the King Autosport banner, owned by Mario Gosselin.

“Right now I’m looking to run a 10-race season again,” Brown tells Frontstretch. “From what I’ve gathered, I’m 60-80 percent sure that I will be in the [No.] 86 come Daytona, but then I believe we’re partnering back up with King Autosport for another partial season.

“The plan is to compete part-time and the main focus is for me to really focus on school, get my degree done and get that squared away, and then we’ll focus on racing.”

In addition to the opening two events, Brown will be in the #90 machine at Richmond Raceway (April 20), Dover International Speedway (May 5), Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 26), Darlington Raceway (Sept. 1), Richmond (Sept. 21), Charlotte (Sept. 29) and Dover (Oct. 6).

The team is looking to add another road course at either Watkins Glen International (Aug. 4) or Road America (Aug. 25) to its schedule.