STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Front Row Motorsports announced Tuesday that it will again field three full-time entries in NASCAR's Cup Series with the addition of Matt Tifft in the No. 36 Ford Mustang in 2019.

Tifft will compete for Rookie of the Year and will be teammates with veterans Michael McDowell and David Ragan. Tifft competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on a full-time basis the last two seasons. He finished 2018 with six top fives, 19 top 10s and one pole en route to the Round of Eight in the playoffs.

"Today is a huge moment in my career, announcing my move to the Cup series," Tifft said. "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."

Front Row Motorsports has competed full-time in the Cup series since 2009. During that time, Bob Jenkins' team has won two races and earned a playoff appearance in 2016 with Chris Buescher.

"We already have two proven veterans in our lineup, and now we'll get to add an impressive young talent and championship contender who will inject some new energy into the group," said Jenkins. "With the introduction of the Ford Mustang into the Cup Series, 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting season for us."