The slow-growing tumor was found during treatment and evaluation for a recent disc condition in his back. Tifft is expected to undergo surgery and rehabilitation soon and once cleared by physicians, is expected to return to racing. The JGR rookie is anxious to return to the race track as soon as possible.
In his absence, David Ragan will drive JGR’s No. 18 Surface Sunscreen/Rugged Maniac Toyota Camry XFINITY series entry on Friday night at Daytona International Speedway.