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NASCAR driver Matt Tifft will have brain surgery today

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 30: Matt Tifft, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 30, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

TALLADEGA, AL - APRIL 30: Matt Tifft, driver of the #18 NOS Energy Drink Toyota, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR XFINITY Series Sparks Energy 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on April 30, 2016 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Joe Gibbs Racing driver Matt Tifft, who today is undergoing surgery to remove of a low-grade glioma in the brain.

Tifft, 20, is expected to return to racing once he completes rehabilitation and receives medical clearance.

So far this season, Tifft has run six NASCAR XFINITY Series races and three more in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

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