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JG Motorsports was a NASCAR Busch Series race team co-owned by Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick, which attempted 20 races in the year 2000.

JG Motorsports
Owner(s)Jeff Gordon
Rick Hendrick
BaseDenver, North Carolina
SeriesBusch Series
Race driversJeff Gordon
Ricky Hendrick
SponsorsPepsi, DuPont, GMAC
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened1999
Closed2000
Career
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories2

The team evolved from Gordon–Evernham Motorsports, which ran six races in the Busch Series in 1999.

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HistoryEdit

Gordon–Evernham Motorsports (1999)Edit

In 1999, Brooke Gordon (then wife of Jeff Gordon) and Ray Evernham formed Gordon/Evernham Motorsports (GEM) to compete in that year's Busch Series season. The team's Pepsi-sponsored cars ran six races with Jeff Gordon as driver and Evernham as crew chief. DuPont sponsored the No. 24 car in two races in 1999 with driver Ricky Hendrick, with Evernham and Patrick Donahue as crew chiefs. During the season, Gordon won the Outback Steakhouse 200, the inaugural Busch Series race[1] at Phoenix International Raceway.[2]

Due to offers from Dodge, Evernham sold his half of GEM to Rick Hendrick at the end of the year.

JG Motorsports (2000)Edit

The GEM cars competed in the 2000 NASCAR Busch Series under the title "JG Motorsports". The team was jointly owned by Jeff Gordon and Rick Hendrick and attempted 20 races in the year. The team ran sixteen races with Ricky Hendrick as driver and did not qualify for five of the sixteen. Pepsi stayed as sponsor for the five races Gordon drove and GMAC came on as sponsor for the races Ricky Hendrick drove. In the team's final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Gordon won the season finale after leading the final 71 laps.[3]

In 2002 JG Motorsports was merged into Hendrick Motorsports and became the No. 48 car in the Cup Series driven by Jimmie Johnson.

Race statisticsEdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

1999 (Gordon/Evernham Motorsports)
Round Driver Sponsor Race Location Qualified Result Ref
3 Jeff Gordon Pepsi Sam's Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 2 4 [4]
6 Coca-Cola 300 Texas Motor Speedway 4 13 [5]
14 Pepsi/Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Carquest Auto Parts 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway 5 33 [6]
19 Ricky Hendrick DuPont Myrtle Beach 250 Myrtle Beach Speedway 5 20 [7]
23 Jeff Gordon Pepsi NAPA 200 Michigan International Speedway 4 2 [8]
26 Ricky Hendrick DuPont Autolite Platinum 250 Richmond International Raceway DNQ [9]
28 Jeff Gordon Pepsi All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway 2 2 [10]
29 Ricky Hendrick DuPont Kmart 200 North Carolina Speedway 33 37 [11]
30 Sam's Town 250 Memphis Motorsports Park DNQ [12]
31 Jeff Gordon Pepsi Outback Steakhouse 200 Phoenix International Raceway Cancelled 1 [13]
2000 (JG Motorsports)
Round Driver Sponsor Race Location Qualified Result Ref
2 Ricky Hendrick GMAC Alltel 200 North Carolina Speedway DNQ [14]
3 Jeff Gordon Pepsi Sam's Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway 27 18 [15]
5 Ricky Hendrick GMAC SunCom 200 Darlington Raceway DNQ [16]
7 Jeff Gordon Pepsi Albertsons 300 Texas Motor Speedway 31 42 [17]
8 Ricky Hendrick GMAC BellSouth Mobility 320 Nashville Speedway USA 34 5 [18]
11 Hardee's 250 Richmond International Raceway 27 28 [19]
12 Busch 200 New Hampshire International Speedway DNQ [20]
13 Jeff Gordon Pepsi CarQuest Auto Parts 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway 6 4 [21]
15 Ricky Hendrick GMAC Textilease Medique 300 South Boston Speedway 35 42 [22]
16 Myrtle Beach 250 Myrtle Beach Speedway 9 13 [23]
18 Sears DieHard 250 Milwaukee Mile DNQ [24]
20 NAPA Auto Care 250 Pikes Peak International Raceway 28 26 [25]
21 CarQuest Auto Parts 250 Gateway International Raceway 37 38 [26]
22 Kroger 200 Indianapolis Raceway Park 30 36 [27]
23 Jeff Gordon Pepsi NAPAonline 250 Michigan International Speedway 25 7 [28]
24 Ricky Hendrick GMAC Food City 250 Bristol Motor Speedway DNQ [29]
25 Dura Lube 200 Darlington Raceway 32 29 [30]
28 All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300 Lowe's Motor Speedway 5 13 [31]
29 Sam's Club 200 North Carolina Speedway 7 39 [32]
32 Jeff Gordon Pepsi No. 24 Miami 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway 6 1 [33]
Ricky Hendrick GMAC No. 14 12 39

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shut out". CNN Sports Illustrated. October 30, 1999. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  2. ^ Callahan, Terry (November 6, 1999). "Jeff Gordon wins first Busch Series race at Phoenix". The Auto Channel. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "The spoiler". CNN Sports Illustrated. November 11, 2000. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ "1999 Sam's Town 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "1999 Coca-Cola 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "1999 Carquest Auto Parts 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  7. ^ "1999 Myrtle Beach 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  8. ^ "1999 NAPA 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "1999 Autolite Platinum 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "1999 All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "1999 Kmart 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  12. ^ "1999 Sam's Town 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  13. ^ "1999 Outback Steakhouse 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  14. ^ "2000 Alltel 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  15. ^ "2000 Sam's Town 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  16. ^ "2000 SunCom 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  17. ^ "2000 Albertson's 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  18. ^ "2000 BellSouth Mobility 320". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  19. ^ "2000 Hardee's 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  20. ^ "2000 Busch 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  21. ^ "2000 Carquest Auto Parts 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  22. ^ "2000 Textilease / Medique 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  23. ^ "2000 Myrtyle Beach 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  24. ^ "2000 Sears DieHard 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  25. ^ "2000 NAPA Autocare 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  26. ^ "2000 Carquest Auto Parts 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  27. ^ "2000 Kroger 200 By the Fifth Third Bank". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  28. ^ "2000 NAPAonline.com 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  29. ^ "2000 Food City 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  30. ^ "2000 Dura Lube / All Pro Bumper to Bumper 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  31. ^ "2000 All Pro Bumper to Bumper 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  32. ^ "2000 Sam's Club 200". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  33. ^ "2000 Miami 300". Racing-Reference. Retrieved March 4, 2019.

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