JR Motorsports

JR Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series. The team is based in Mooresville, North Carolina, co-owned by former NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his sister Kelley Earnhardt Miller, and the owner of his former Cup Series team, Rick Hendrick. As of 2020, the team fields four full-time entries in the Xfinity Series: the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro SS full-time for Michael Annett, the No. 7 Camaro full-time for Justin Allgaier, the No. 8 Camaro full-time for multiple drivers including Jeb Burton, Daniel Hemric, and Earnhardt, and the No. 9 Camaro full-time for Noah Gragson.

JR Motorsports
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Owner(s)Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Rick Hendrick
Kelley Earnhardt Miller
BaseMooresville, North Carolina
SeriesNASCAR Xfinity Series
NASCAR Whelen All-American Series
Race driversXfinity Series:
1. Michael Annett
7. Justin Allgaier
8. Jeb Burton, Daniel Hemric, Dale Earnhardt Jr.
9. Noah Gragson
Whelen All-American Series:
8. Connor Mosack
88. Josh Berry, Connor Mosack
SponsorsXfinity Series:
1. Pilot Flying J (American Heart Association, Oreo), Allstate Parts & Service Group, TMC Transportation
7. BRANDT (TradeMark Nitrogen, Tracker Technologies), Precision Tank, Unilever (Hellmann's, Suave Men, Klondike, Sam's Club), National FFA Organization, FilterTime
8. LS Tractors, Rocky Boots, State Water Heaters, South Point, Poppy Bank, Alsco, OnDeck Financial, Hellmann's
9. Bass Pro Shops (Black Rifle Coffee, True Timber Camo), Nationwide Children's Hospital, Plan B Sales, Axalta (Echo Park Automotive), PUBG Mobile, Unilever (Hellmann's, Food Lion), Switch, Lionel Racing
Whelen All-American Series:
8. Nic Tailor Underwear
88. iRacing, All Things Automotive, Nic Tailor Underwear
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2005
Career
DebutXfinity Series:
2005 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Camping World Truck Series:
2015 Kroger 250 (Martinsville)
ARCA Racing Series:
2008 Lucas Oil 200 Daytona
Latest raceXfinity Series:
2020 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Texas)
Camping World Truck Series:
2016 Ford EcoBoost 200
ARCA Racing Series:
2015 ModSpace 125
Races competedTotal: 1,357
Xfinity Series: 1,313
Camping World Truck Series: 38
ARCA Racing Series: 6
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 3
Xfinity Series: 3
2014, 2017, 2018
Camping World Truck Series: 0
ARCA Racing Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 54
Xfinity Series: 51
Camping World Truck Series: 2
ARCA Racing Series: 1
Pole positionsTotal: 23
Xfinity Series: 18
Camping World Truck Series: 4
ARCA Racing Series: 1

HistoryEdit

 
The JR Motorsports race shop in Mooresville, North Carolina

JR Motorsports began in a shed on the property of Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in 1998 with just one employee, as the marketing division of Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s race team. The original intent of the business was to help Earnhardt Jr. sell T-shirts and negotiate sponsorship deals.[citation needed] It wasn't until 2002 that Earnhardt Jr. turned the business into a race team, when T. J. Majors drove street stock division at Concord Motorsport Park, in North Carolina. Upon Earnhardt Jr.'s signing with Hendrick Motorsports the Hendrick and JR Nationwide Series teams were merged.

The first win for the team came at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, VA, in 2004. (At the time, Earnhardt Jr. was co-owner of another racing venture, Chance 2 Motorsports.) JR Motorsports in its current form, competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series started in 2006, when sponsorship from the United States Navy funded the team. The team originally wanted to open in 2007, but the Navy sponsorship accelerated the operations.[1]

Today, the team operates out of a 66,000-square-foot (6,100 m2) race shop near Mooresville, North Carolina.

In early 2019 it was announced that JR Motorsports had formed a driver development program with GMS Racing, Drivers Edge Development, to train young drivers. Drivers in the program would race in JR Motorsports' Late Model and NASCAR Xfinity Series teams, as well as GMS Racing's NASCAR K&N Pro Series, ARCA Menards Series, and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series teams. JR Motorsports drivers Noah Gragson, Zane Smith, Sam Mayer and Adam Lemke were among the inaugural members of the program.[2]

Xfinity SeriesEdit

Car No. 1 historyEdit

 
Elliott Sadler at Road America in 2016.
Elliott Sadler (2016-2018)

It was announced in late 2015 that Elliott Sadler would drive the new No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevy, replacing Chase Elliott as he moved up to take over the No. 24 replacing Jeff Gordon.[3] Sadler started the season with a fourth-place finish in the season opener at Daytona. He would win three races in 2016 and ended up finishing second in the overall standings after a controversial restart with less than ten laps remaining at Homestead that cost Sadler and his teammate, Justin Allgaier, a shot to win the title. In 2017, Sadler didn't win a race but ended up finishing 2nd in points behind only teammate William Byron.

Michael Annett (2019-present)
 
Michael Annett at Road America in 2019.

On September 25, 2018, Noah Gragson was announced as the new driver of the No. 1 after Sadler announced his retirement earlier that year; However, on January 25, 2019, it was announced that Michael Annett would drive the No. 1 car with the points from the 5 car going over to the 1 car while Gragson would drive the No. 9 car.[4]

No. 1 resultsEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2016 Elliott Sadler 1 Chevy DAY
4
ATL
9
LVS
8
PHO
8
CAL
5
TEX
7
BRI
15
RCH
3
TAL
1
DOV
6
CLT
28
POC
6
MCH
5
IOW
6
DAY
18
KEN
6
NHA
10
IND
6
IOW
3
GLN
6
MOH
9
BRI
4
ROA
8
DAR
1*
RCH
4
CHI
3
KEN
1
DOV
7
CLT
2
KAN
2
TEX
6
PHO
13
HOM
3
2nd 4038
2017 DAY
24*
ATL
5
LVS
8
PHO
5
CAL
7
TEX
10
BRI
4
RCH
7
TAL
2
CLT
35
DOV
7
POC
4
MCH
3
IOW
8
DAY
2
KEN
12
NHA
7
IND
4
IOW
12
GLN
18
MOH
6
BRI
3
ROA
14
DAR
33
RCH
5
CHI
3
KEN
6
DOV
9
CLT
10
KAN
7
TEX
4
PHO
18
HOM
8
2nd 4029
2018 DAY
2
ATL
5
LVS
5
PHO
9
CAL
3
TEX
8
BRI
4
RCH
3
TAL
5
DOV
2
CLT
5
POC
6
MCH
30
IOW
28
CHI
6
DAY
2
KEN
12
NHA
8
IOW
6
GLN
12
MOH
6
BRI
6
ROA
5
DAR
5
IND
35
LVS
5
RCH
6
CLT
14
DOV
11
KAN
3
TEX
8
PHO
11
HOM
14
7th 2248
2019 Michael Annett DAY
1*
ATL
12
LVS
5
PHO
8
CAL
13
TEX
6
BRI
8
RCH
13
TAL
31
DOV
10
CLT
6
POC
8
MCH
3
IOW
9
CHI
3
DAY
25
KEN
4
NHA
11
IOW
10
GLN
8
MOH
13
BRI
9
ROA
12
DAR
13
IND
12
LVS
13
RCH
9
CLT
15
DOV
6
KAN
4
TEX
11
PHO
9
HOM
11
8th 2239
2020 DAY
11
LVS
7
CAL
17
PHO
17
DAR
25
CLT
7
BRI
37
ATL
11
HOM
6
HOM
18
TAL
12
POC
5
IND
9
KEN
5
KEN
8
TEX
5
KAN
8
ROA
10
DAY
15
DOV
9
DOV
8
DAY
7
DAR
8
RCH
7
RCH
7
BRI
31
LVS
7
TAL
37
CLT
9
KAN
8
TEX
6
MAR PHO -* -*

Car No. 5 historyEdit

 
Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the No. 83 Navy Chevrolet in 2008.
Part-time (2006-2012)

The No. 5 team started in 2006 as the No. 83 team, a part-time second car for JR Motorsports. The car was driven by Shane Huffman with sponsorship from the Make a Wish Foundation. The car returned in 2008 driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr. with the US Navy sponsoring. In 2010, JR Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing announced that the number would switch from No. 83 to No. 3 with Dale Earnhardt Jr. driving the car at Daytona in July with Wrangler sponsoring the car. This was a tribute to Dale Earnhardt, being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in May. Earnhardt Jr. won the race in the No. 3 car.

In 2011, the team changed numbers from 3 to 5 which was JR Motorsports' 3rd entry, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ron Fellows running a handful of races part-time. The car returned in 2012 once more with Dale Jr. and Fellows driving, and Regan Smith would win the Ford 300 after announcing his addition to the team. Ron Fellows would nearly win a few races at Road America in 2011 & 2012, and then at Watkins Glen in 2012 before running one last race for the team in the inaugural race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2013. Fellows would part ways with the team at year's end, due to a sponsor conflict related to NAPA Auto Parts joining the team for 2014.[5]

Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet (2013)

The car was originally slated for Smith in 2013, but he was moved to the No. 7 when Jr's Cup teammate Kasey Kahne and USAC driver Brad Sweet signed to drive the No. 5 with sponsorship from Great Clips.

Multiple drivers (2014-2016)

On Monday October 14, 2013, JR Motorsports announced that Kevin Harvick would begin driving the No. 5 car in at least 12 races for the 2014 season. Four of the races the car was sponsored by Hunt Brothers Pizza.[6] Super Late Model driver Austin Theriault drove the car in a three races for the team starting at Iowa. JR development driver Josh Berry drove two races starting at Iowa in August. For 2015, the No. 5 was driven by Kahne in a single race at Charlotte as a 4th team car, where he finished 3rd.

 
Annett in the JR Motorsports No. 5 at Road America in 2017
Michael Annett (2017-2018)

Michael Annett drove the car full-time in 2017 with Pilot Flying J as the sponsor en route to a 9th-place finish in the standings as well as earning a career-best 2nd-place finish at Road America.[7]

On January 25, 2019, it was announced that Annett would be piloting the No. 1 car with the points from the 5 car going over to the 1 car with the 5 car being shut down.[4]

Car No. 7 historyEdit

As the No. 5 (2008–2009)

The No. 7 car joined in 2008 as the No. 5 as part of the merger with Hendrick Motorsports' Nationwide teams. It was driven by Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Martin Truex Jr., Mark Martin, Landon Cassill, Ron Fellows and Adrian Fernandez,[8] with sponsorship from Lowe's (Johnson and Fernandez), National Guard (Truex, Earnhardt Jr and Cassill), Delphi, (Martin) and Godaddy.com (Earnhardt and Fellows). The No. 5 car won two races in 2008, with Martin at Las Vegas and Ron Fellows in Montreal, the first NASCAR race run in the rain.

The 5 car returned in 2009 with sponsorship from Fastenal, GoDaddy.com, Unilever and Delphi.[needs update] The team's best finish was a third with Earnhardt at Atlanta.

 
Danica Patrick driving the No. 7 in the 2012 Sargento 200
Danica Patrick (2010–2012)

The team changed numbers from No. 5 to No. 7 with Danica Patrick driving about 12 races for JR Motorsports with GoDaddy.com sponsorship in 2010. The remainder of the schedule was filled out with Scott Wimmer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Landon Cassill, Steve Arpin, Josh Wise and J. R. Fitzpatrick. Patrick recorded a best finish of 4th at Las Vegas. Wise returned to the team for 2011, recording three top tens and one top-five in fourteen starts. Earnhardt Jr. drove the car at Talladega, and Cup drivers Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Jamie McMurray drove the car for a combined six starts that season. Danica Patrick returned to the No. 7 in 2012, this time running a full schedule with sponsorship from GoDaddy, Tissot and Hot Wheels. Patrick departed JR Motorsports to compete full-time in the Cup Series for the 2013 season.

Regan Smith (2013–2015)

Regan Smith, a former teammate to Dale Earnhardt Jr. at DEI who served as his substitute driver in the Cup Series late in 2012, was signed to drive for the team in 2013. Initially announced to drive the No. 5 car, he would be moved to the No. 7. Smith won twice at Talladega and Michigan, but suffered a run of bad luck in the summer and finished third in points. In 2014, Regan Smith returned to drive the No. 7 car, starting the season with a win in the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona. From there, he would go on to help JRM complete a one-two points finish behind Chase Elliott. In 2015, Regan Smith returned to the No. 7 full-time. He also gained two victories including Mid-Ohio and Dover. Following the Kansas race, Smith stated that he will not return for JR Motorsports in 2016.

 
Allgaier's No. 7 Camaro at Road America in 2017.
Justin Allgaier (2016–present)

Justin Allgaier would be later announced to be the new driver of the No. 7 Chevy, bringing sponsorship from BRANDT. After finishing the 2016 season 3rd in the final standings while going winless, he picked up two wins at Phoenix and Chicagoland in 2017 en route to another 3rd-place finish in the standings. In 2018, Allgaier had a career-best season winning 5 races at Dover, Iowa, Road America, Mid-Ohio and Indianapolis while also clinching the regular-season championship, but he ended up finishing 7th in the final standings after being eliminated in the round of 8. At the second-to last race of the 2019 season at Phoenix, Allgaier had possibly been set to finish 2nd for the sixth time of the year until he suddenly witnessed race leader Christopher Bell getting flagged for speeding on pit road at the end of Stage 2, nabbing his 1st victory of the season and 3rd Championship 4 appearance in the last four years after leading 85 laps. He finished 4th in the final points standings after finishing 14th at Homestead.

No. 7 resultsEdit

NASCAR Nationwide Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 Owners Pts Ref
2008 Dale Earnhardt Jr. 5 Chevy DAY
3
CAL
7
ATL
15
TEX
7
TAL
6
DAY
3
GLN
30
HOM
3
11th 4206
Mark Martin LVS
1*
DAR
23
MCH
4
KAN
38
TEX
3
Martin Truex Jr. BRI
41
Landon Cassill NSH
19
PHO
22
RCH
23
DOV
25
NSH
9
KEN
11
MLW
22
NHA
34
CHI
10
GTY
6
IRP
7
BRI
22
RCH
12
DOV
25
MEM
13
PHO
6
Adrián Fernández MXC
14
Jimmie Johnson CLT
10
CAL
17
CLT
33
Ron Fellows CGV
1
2009 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
7
CAL LVS
5
BRI TEX
20
NSH PHO TAL
5
CLT
13
DAY
40
ATL
3
31st 2704
Mark Martin RCH
7
Scott Wimmer DAR
9
MLW
18
NHA IRP
9
IOW
31
RCH
18
DOV KAN
12
CAL
Ryan Newman DOV
32
NSH KEN CHI
22
GTY MCH
6
BRI
13
Ron Fellows GLN
5
CGV
35
Tony Stewart CLT
11
Richard Boswell MEM
23
TEX PHO
Kelly Bires HOM
29
2010 Danica Patrick 7 DAY
35
CAL
31
LVS
36
NHA
30
CHI
24
MCH
27
DOV
35
CAL
30
CLT
21
GTY
22
TEX
22
PHO
32
HOM
19
17th 3585 [9]
Scott Wimmer BRI
10
NSH
7
Landon Cassill PHO
35
TEX
18
DOV
20
Steve Arpin TAL
26
RCH
25
DAR
29
CLT
34
DAY
10
Josh Wise NSH
16
KEN
15
GTY
8
IRP
16
IOW
11
BRI
15
ATL
11
KAN
13
J. R. Fitzpatrick ROA
7
GLN
11
CGV
7
Aric Almirola RCH
11
2011 Danica Patrick DAY
14
PHO
17
LVS
4
BRI
33
CHI
10
DAY
10
CGV
24
RCH
18
KAN
15
TEX
11
PHO
21
HOM
32
12th 1018 [10]
Josh Wise CAL
16
TEX
14
NSH
9
RCH
6
DAR
14
DOV
17
IOW
29
CLT
17
MCH
16
NSH
20
IRP
19
IOW
4
BRI
16
CLT
14
Dale Earnhardt Jr. TAL
8
Ron Fellows ROA
2
Kasey Kahne KEN
4
NHA
3
Jimmie Johnson GLN
2
Jamie McMurray ATL
21
CHI
7
DOV
17
2012 Danica Patrick DAY
38
PHO
21
LVS
12
BRI
19
CAL
35
TEX
8
RCH
21
TAL
13
DAR
12
IOW
30
CLT
13
DOV
30
MCH
18
ROA
12
KEN
12
DAY
31
NHA
14
CHI
14
IND
35
IOW
11
GLN
43
CGV
27
BRI
9
ATL
13
RCH
29
CHI
12
KEN
14
DOV
16
CLT
11
KAN
10
TEX
14
PHO
10
HOM
13
17th 838 [11]
2013 Regan Smith DAY
14*
PHO
11
LVS
7
BRI
6
CAL
3
TEX
7
RCH
5
TAL
1
DAR
7
CLT
10
DOV
9
IOW
7
MCH
1
ROA
32
KEN
30
DAY
8
NHA
8
CHI
13
IND
19
IOW
11
GLN
4
MOH
15
BRI
21
ATL
9
RCH
3
CHI
13
KEN
12
DOV
15
KAN
3*
CLT
19
TEX
6
PHO
4
HOM
29
5th 1108
2014 DAY
1
PHO
8
LVS
10
BRI
10
CAL
10
TEX
7
DAR
8
RCH
8
TAL
3
IOW
3
CLT
7
DOV
10
MCH
7
ROA
13
KEN
28
DAY
2*
NHA
10
CHI
16
IND
10
IOW
6
GLN
17
MOH
2
BRI
5
ATL
6
RCH
6
CHI
8
KEN
5
DOV
8
KAN
22
CLT
11
TEX
11
PHO
10
HOM
6
5th 1171
2015 DAY
35
ATL
9
LVS
3
PHO
9
CAL
9
TEX
4
BRI
30
RCH
3
TAL
9
IOW
11
CLT
4
DOV
3
MCH
11
CHI
13
DAY
17
KEN
10
NHA
7
IND
8
IOW
2
GLN
20
MOH
1
BRI
9
ROA
8
DAR
9
RCH
6
CHI
9
KEN
3
DOV
1
CLT
5
KAN
5
TEX
9
PHO
6
HOM
9
8th 1168
2016 Justin Allgaier DAY
12
ATL
8
LVS
9
PHO
4
CAL
10
TEX
6
BRI
5
RCH
35
TAL
2
DOV
4
CLT
5
POC
39
MCH
8
IOW
7
DAY
2
KEN
31
NHA
7
IND
5
IOW
7
GLN
7
MOH
5
BRI
2
ROA
6
DAR
11
RCH
5
CHI
5
KEN
9
DOV
3
CLT
6
KAN
14
TEX
10
PHO
4
HOM
6
5th 2239 [12]
2017 DAY
30
ATL
30
LVS
4
PHO
1*
CAL
9
TEX
13
BRI
14
RCH
2*
TAL
8*
CLT
12
DOV
11
POC
2
MCH
16
IOW
9
DAY
30
KEN
8
NHA
32
IND
35
IOW
20
GLN
4
MOH
31
BRI
5
ROA
11
DAR
8
RCH
8
CHI
1
KEN
3
DOV
2
CLT
33
KAN
5
TEX
11
PHO
10
HOM
12
7th 2241 [13]
2018 DAY
31
ATL
6
LVS
4
PHO
2*
CAL
2
TEX
35
BRI
2
RCH
14
TAL
3
DOV
1*
CLT
32
POC
37
MCH
9
IOW
1*
CHI
7
DAY
9
KEN
4
NHA
7
IOW
2
GLN
3
MOH
1
BRI
3
ROA
1*
DAR
7
IND
1*
LVS
2
RCH
32
CLT
15
DOV
3
KAN
38
TEX
5
PHO
24
HOM
7
8th 2234 [14]
2019 DAY
2
ATL
3
LVS
31
PHO
14
CAL
9
TEX
12
BRI
30*
RCH
3
TAL
28
DOV
2
CLT
2
POC
11
MCH
5
IOW
3
CHI
32
DAY
17
KEN
7
NHA
3
IOW
6
GLN
3
MOH
6
BRI
8
ROA
9
DAR
9
IND
2
LVS
5
RCH
4
CLT
4
DOV
2
KAN
5
TEX
6
PHO
1
HOM
14
4th 4023 [15]
2020 DAY
30
LVS
8
CAL
11
PHO
12
DAR
3
CLT
5
BRI
18
ATL
6
HOM
32
HOM
22
TAL
28
POC
6
IND
7
KEN
20
KEN
5
TEX
3*
KAN
10
ROA
30
DAY
9
DOV
1*
DOV
7
DAY
29
DAR
31
RCH
1*
RCH
1*
BRI
5*
LVS
4
TAL
29
CLT
23
KAN
10
TEX
26
MAR PHO -* -* [16]

Car No. 8 historyEdit

 
No. 8 in 2019
Multiple drivers (2019–present)

The No. 8, long driven by Earnhardt Jr. during his early Cup career with Dale Earnhardt, Inc., became a JRM number in 2019 after acquiring it from B. J. McLeod Motorsports.[4][17] The team inherited the No. 1 car points and it is being shared by Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt, Jeb Burton, Ryan Truex, Ryan Preece, Regan Smith, and Sheldon Creed.[4][18] Elliott and Earnhardt returned to the car for one-off races at Daytona and Darlington, respectively. For 2020, Jeb Burton, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Daniel Hemric all share the No. 8 for 2020 with Hemric doing a majority of the driving.[19][20]

No. 8 resultsEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2019 Chase Elliott 8 Chevy DAY
10
10th 2200
Ryan Preece ATL
7
CAL
8
POC
4
GLN
10
Zane Smith LVS
24
BRI
11
RCH
6
DOV
9
IOW
5
CHI
17
IOW
9
RCH
8
DOV
9
PHO
5
Ryan Truex PHO
2
KEN
8
NHA
7
LVS
14
CLT
10
KAN
38
Jeb Burton TEX
5
CLT
7
MCH
9
BRI
32
IND
4
TEX
9
HOM
9
Brett Moffitt TAL
13
Sheldon Creed DAY
34
Regan Smith MOH
21
ROA
13
Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAR
5
2020 Jeb Burton DAY
23*
TAL
3
IND
31
KEN
34
TEX
6
DOV
7
RCH
32
RCH
2
BRI
9
TEX
30
MAR -* -*
Daniel Hemric LVS
35
CAL
7
PHO
30
DAR
6
CLT
2
BRI
6
ATL
4
HOM
31
POC
28
KEN
9
KAN
7
ROA
35
DAY
37
DOV
5
DAY
24
DAR
37
LVS
3
TAL
5
CLT
3
KAN
2
PHO
Dale Earnhardt Jr. HOM
5

Car No. 9 historyEdit

Chase Elliott (2014–2015)

The No. 9 car made its debut in 2014, when an 18-year-old Hendrick development driver named Chase Elliott was signed to drive a fourth entry for JR Motorsports. The car was renumbered to 9, the longtime number of Chase's father Bill Elliott. In a surprise move, NAPA Auto Parts, which recently left Michael Waltrip Racing and was rumored to depart from the sport, signed on to sponsor the full season.[21] After the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the team was revealed to have violated Sections 12–4.2 (P2 penalty) and 20A–12.8.1B (car exceeded minimum front height) of the NASCAR rulebook. As a result, crew chief Greg Ives was placed on probation until December 31.[22] At the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300, Elliott passed teammate Kevin Harvick for his first Nationwide Series win.[23] Elliott's second win came in the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway, where he led 52 laps. A late race caution and a slow pit stop would find Elliott restarting in 6th with just 2 laps to go. Elliott managed an outstanding feat of passing the 5 cars in front of him en route to his second win of the season. Elliott would win his third race of the season in the EnjoyIllinois.com 300 at Chicagoland Speedway after holding off Trevor Bayne.[24] Elliott won the 2014 Nationwide Series championship, the first rookie to win a NASCAR national series championship.

In 2015, Elliott returned to the No. 9 full-time to defend his championship, but only won one race at Richmond and finished 2nd in the final standings. Elliott's 2014 crew chief Greg Ives would move up to Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Cup Series team, replaced by longtime Xfinity crew chief Ernie Cope. The No. 9 team did not race in 2016.[25]

William Byron (2017)
 
Byron's No. 9 at Road America in 2017

On August 18, 2016, William Byron and Hendrick Motorsports announced a multi-year driver development agreement, with Byron running full-time in the Xfinity Series driving the No. 9 Liberty University Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports in 2017. It was the first time since 2014 that the No. 9 was driven by a rookie driver.[26] At the 2017 Ford Eco Boost 300, as William Byron and Elliott Sadler were battling late, Byron took advantage of Sadler's mistake of trying to pass Ryan Preece when he was too far back, slowing Sadler and allowing Byron to pass both drivers. When Sadler tried to follow, he made contact with Preece, sending Preece sideways and Sadler into the wall. After that Byron pulled away and finished 3rd, ultimately winning the championship and Rookie of the Year honors while winning four races at Iowa, Daytona, Indianapolis and Phoenix.

Tyler Reddick (2018)
 
Tyler Reddick's 2018 championship car

Tyler Reddick was signed to a full-time schedule for the 2018 Xfinity season, replacing William Byron, who was promoted to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. On February 17, 2018, Reddick beat teammate Elliott Sadler in a photo finish to win the season-opening race at Daytona. At a margin of .0004 seconds, it is the closest finish in NASCAR history. At the Ford EcoBoost 300, Reddick took advantage of pitting while leader Cole Custer stayed longer than him and won the race while also winning the championship, joining Chase Elliott and William Byron as the third different driver to win the championship and Rookie of the Year honors in the 9 car.

Noah Gragson (2019–present)
 
Noah Gragson at Road America in 2019.

On December 18, 2018, it was announced that the No. 9 car will be driven by Zane Smith for 8 races while other drivers fill out the other 25 races; however, on January 25, 2019, it was announced that Noah Gragson would drive the No. 9 car full-time while Smith will run 8 races in the new No. 8 entry.[4] Gragson would be assigned to the car for another full-time season in 2020.

No. 9 resultsEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 Owners Pts
2014 Chase Elliott 9 Chevy DAY
15
PHO
9
LVS
5
BRI
9
CAL
6
TEX
1
DAR
1
RCH
2
TAL
19
IOW
4
CLT
37
DOV
5
MCH
6
ROA
4
KEN
12
DAY
20
NHA
8
CHI
1*
IND
12
IOW
8
GLN
6
MOH
4
BRI
3
ATL
5
RCH
2
CHI
10
KEN
4
DOV
3
KAN
10
CLT
8*
TEX
4
PHO
5
HOM
17
3rd 1213
2015 DAY
28
ATL
5
LVS
5
PHO
7
CAL
4
TEX
8
BRI
6
RCH
5
TAL
37
IOW
2*
CLT
8
DOV
6
MCH
2
CHI
14
DAY
3
KEN
13
NHA
9
IND
10
IOW
9
GLN
7
MOH
5
BRI
7
ROA
4*
DAR
24
RCH
1*
CHI
14
KEN
4
DOV
7
CLT
9
KAN
7
TEX
8
PHO
7
HOM
8
6th 1175
2017 William Byron DAY
9
ATL
7
LVS
14
PHO
4
CAL
5
TEX
7
BRI
12
RCH
30
TAL
36
CLT
14
DOV
6
POC
12
MCH
2
IOW
1
DAY
1*
KEN
7
NHA
3
IND
1
IOW
9
GLN
10
MOH
25
BRI
22
ROA
6
DAR
5
RCH
7
CHI
33
KEN
18
DOV
3
CLT
16
KAN
4
TEX
9
PHO
1
HOM
3
2nd 4034
2018 Tyler Reddick DAY
1
ATL
19
LVS
8
PHO
10
CAL
7
TEX
23
BRI
7
RCH
11
TAL
8
DOV
5
CLT
23
POC
9
MCH
7
IOW
8
CHI
33
DAY
31
KEN
6
NHA
25
IOW
22
GLN
11
MOH
31
BRI
9
ROA
34
DAR
3
IND
2
LVS
28
RCH
7
CLT
9
DOV
14
KAN
5
TEX
2*
PHO
6
HOM
1
5th 2281
2019 Noah Gragson DAY
11
ATL
9
LVS
3
PHO
11
CAL
12
TEX
13
BRI
9
RCH
22
TAL
11
DOV
19
CLT
4
POC
6
MCH
2
IOW
6
CHI
6
DAY
15
KEN
6
NHA
10
IOW
4
GLN
9
MOH
5
BRI
17
ROA
4
DAR
8
IND
3
LVS
6
RCH
7
CLT
5
DOV
7
KAN
13
TEX
30
PHO
10
HOM
4
8th 2246
2020 DAY
1
LVS
4
CAL
26
PHO
7
DAR
5*
CLT
11
BRI
1
ATL
2
HOM
3*
HOM
5*
TAL
10
POC
22
IND
3
KEN
11*
KEN
7
TEX
30
KAN
15
ROA
6
DAY
3
DOV
4
DOV
6
DAY
31
DAR
7
RCH
8
RCH
5
BRI
7
LVS
2
TAL
3
CLT
2
KAN
36
TEX
2*
MAR PHO -* -*

Car No. 88 historyEdit

 
Mark McFarland, the team's first driver, in 2006.
Mark McFarland (2005-2006) and Shane Huffman (2006-2007)

The No. 88 debuted in 2005 at the Ford 300 with Mark McFarland driving with sponsorship from the United States Navy, qualifying eighteenth and finishing twentieth. McFarland was named the full-time driver and had a seventh-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway, but was replaced by Shane Huffman after twenty-one races,[27][28] with Martin Truex Jr. and Robby Gordon filling-in for certain races. Huffman was hired as the full-time driver in 2007, and had two top-ten finishes before he was released from the ride as well.[29]

Brad Keselowski (2007-2009)
 
Brad Keselowski earned six victories for the team from 2007 to 2009.

Brad Keselowski, son of former Craftsman Truck Series driver Bob Keselowski, was hired to replace Huffman for three races,[30] with SCCA driver Andy Pilgrim to be in the car for the road course races in Montreal and Watkins Glen.[31] Keselowski then returned at his hometown track Michigan.[32] He was involved in a hard crash at Fontana, in which he was tagged by a spinning car, collided head first and then driver side with the turn 1 wall, temporarily was airborne, and then rode the guardrail while his car was on fire before coming to a stop. Keselowski was taken to a local hospital,[33] and was later cleared to race at Richmond the next week. Keselowski finished the season with five top-ten finishes[34] Keselowski signed a two-year contract with JR Motorsports with the Navy returning as sponsor in 2008.[35] He won his first race at Nashville Superspeedway and later picked up another win at Bristol Motor Speedway, finishing third in points but lost the Navy sponsorship for 2009.[36] GoDaddy.com and Delphi Corporation sponsored the No. 88 for a total of 24 races in 2009, with Unilever brands sponsoring 11 races on the No. 88 car. Keselowski won four races and finished third in points for the second consecutive season before leaving for Penske Racing.

Multiple drivers (2010)

At the end of the 2009 season, Kelly Bires signed a two-year contract to drive for JR Motorsports in the No. 88 Chevy through 2011, with Earnhardt eager to see what Bires could do in his equipment.[37] Bires drove the No. 5 Ragu Chevy for Junior at Homestead in preparation for running full-time in 2010.[38] Due to sponsorship obligations with Unilever and their Hellmann's Mayonnaise brand, owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. ran the No. 88 car at the 2010 season opener at Daytona and Danica Patrick ran the No. 7 car with her sponsor GoDaddy.com, forcing Bires to sit out.[39] In his debut at Fontana, Bires scored a seventh-place finish. Even more curious than his missing Daytona was when Bires was removed from the No. 88 car in favor of Cup driver Jamie McMurray after only five races run, with only one finish below 17th (a crash at Las Vegas).[40] Earnhardt Jr. cited chemistry issues between Bires, JR Motorsports management, and the team including Tony Eury Sr. and Jr., and implied that Bires was taking a seat from "the next Brad Keselowski, the next Jeff Gordon." Bires was the third young driver to be hastily removed from the 88 car.[41] Elliott Sadler, Greg Sacks, Aric Almirola, Steve Arpin, Coleman Pressley, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Ron Fellows all ran races in the car to finish out the season. The No. 88 team took home one win in 2010, with McMurray victorious in the Great Clips 300 at Atlanta. They also came close to winning the inaugural race at Road America with Ron Fellows.

 
Aric Almirola driving the No. 88 car in the 2011 Bucyrus 200.
Aric Almirola (2010-2011)

Former DEI development driver Aric Almirola moved up from the Truck Series to drive the car full-time in 2011 as a part of a 2-year deal. With sponsorship from Unilever, Grand Touring Vodka, and TaxSlayer, Almirola ended up fourth in points in his first full-time season.

 
Whitt in 2012 at Road America
Cole Whitt (2012)

Almirola then left JRM after 2011 to join Richard Petty Motorsports in the Cup Series, while the No. 88 was taken by former Red Bull development driver Cole Whitt in 2012 for his rookie season. Whitt had a consistent rookie season despite switching crew chiefs from Tony Eury Sr. to Bruce Cook. Whitt recorded a best finish of 4th at Daytona, Talladega, and Michigan, finishing 7th in the point standings but lost the Rookie of the Year battle to Austin Dillon.

Part-time (2013-2018)

With the team unable to find sponsorship for Whitt for 2013, the No. 88 was used by Dale Jr. in his limited Nationwide Series schedule (to keep consistency with his Cup Series number). Dale Jr. and Kevin Harvick drove the car for the first two races of the 2014 season before switching the owners points to the No. 5. In 2015 the No. 5 team became the No. 88 team, and was driven by Dale Jr. in 4 races, Kevin Harvick in 12 races, Kasey Kahne in 7 races and Ben Rhodes in 10 races. On April 23, 2016, Dale Earnhardt Jr. piloted the No. 88 to victory at Richmond International Raceway, his first Xfinity win in six years and first with JR Motorsports.

It was announced in late-2016 that the No. 88 would be downgraded to a part-time ride for 2017 for Earnhardt Jr. and Kahne.[7]

Chase Elliott drove the No. 88 in the 2018 season opening race at Daytona. Despite being black flagged after losing a window, he still managed to finish 12th.[42] Earnhardt Jr. raced the car at the Federated Auto Parts 250 in Richmond, where he led a race-high 96 laps before finishing in fourth place.[43][44] Impressed by his finish, Earnhardt Jr. said he will try to run another race in the 2019 season.[45]

No. 88 resultsEdit

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
2005 Mark McFarland 88 Chevy DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL NSH BRI TEX PHO TAL DAR RCH CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW DAY CHI NHA PPR GTY IRP GLN MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM
20
148th -
2006 DAY
22
CAL
30
MXC
15
LVS
27
ATL
15
BRI
31
TEX
23
NSH
33
PHO
16
TAL
7
RCH
34
DAR
18
CLT
33
DOV
30
NSH
22
KEN
26
MLW
33
NHA
11
MAR
16
GTY
25
IRP
17
19th 3449
Martin Truex Jr. DAY
8
CHI
16
GLN
6
Robby Gordon MCH
3
CAL
9
Shane Huffman BRI
31
RCH
22
DOV
36
KAN
21
CLT
39
MEM
5
TEX
42
PHO
8
HOM
37
2007 DAY
36
CAL
21
MXC
21
LVS
9
ATL
19
BRI
38
NSH
6
TEX
39
PHO
42
TAL
15
RCH
18
DAR
27
CLT
24
DOV
37
NSH
19
KEN
5
MLW
10
NHA
23
17th 3642
Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
14
Brad Keselowski CHI
14
GTY
26
IRP
10
MCH
13
BRI
7
CAL
35
RCH
38
DOV
7
KAN
36
CLT
11
MEM
9
TEX
6
PHO
21
HOM
17
Andy Pilgrim CGV
15
GLN
15
2008 Brad Keselowski DAY
16
CAL
32
LVS
23
ATL
6
BRI
4
NSH
4
TEX
15
PHO
12
MXC
8
TAL
23
RCH
11
DAR
15
CLT
3
DOV
7
NSH
1
KEN
4
MLW
8*
NHA
10
DAY
5
CHI
3
GTY
5
IRP
19
CGV
12
GLN
6
MCH
11
BRI
1
CAL
33
RCH
21
DOV
3
KAN
6
CLT
8
MEM
17
TEX
7
PHO
21
HOM
3
4th 4794
2009 DAY
22
CAL
27
LVS
27
BRI
12
TEX
3
NSH
3
PHO
3
TAL
9
RCH
4
DAR
11
CLT
8
DOV
1
NSH
2
KEN
3
MLW
3
NHA
3
DAY
6
CHI
18
GTY
8
IRP
4
IOW
1*
GLN
9
MCH
1
BRI
3
CGV
5
ATL
4
RCH
4
DOV
3
KAN
3
CAL
5
CLT
6
MEM
1
TEX
5
PHO
5
HOM
12
3rd 5364
2010 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
29
BRI
4
8th 4496
Kelly Bires CAL
7
LVS
42
BRI
12
NSH
14
PHO
17
Jamie McMurray TEX
6
TAL
14
RCH
3
DAR
3
DOV
3
CLT
11
CHI
9
ATL
1
Coleman Pressley NSH
12
KEN
18
Ron Fellows ROA
2
GLN
6
CGV
30
Elliott Sadler NHA
13
MCH
7
RCH
13
DOV
31
Greg Sacks DAY
21
Steve Arpin GTY
13
IOW
18
Aric Almirola IRP
3
KAN
22
CAL
6
CLT
8
TEX
16
PHO
6
HOM
32
Josh Wise GTY
7
2011 Aric Almirola DAY
19
PHO
13
LVS
15
BRI
10
CAL
9
TEX
12
TAL
8
NSH
10
RCH
14
DAR
28
DOV
9
IOW
17
CLT
9
CHI
4
MCH
15
ROA
22
DAY
9
KEN
20
NHA
5
NSH
5
IRP
4
IOW
5
GLN
8
CGV
20
BRI
5
ATL
8
RCH
7
CHI
4
DOV
15
KAN
12
CLT
15
TEX
19
PHO
25
HOM
8
9th 1095
2012 Cole Whitt DAY
4
PHO
13
LVS
6
BRI
16
CAL
30
TEX
13
RCH
19
TAL
4
DAR
10
IOW
7
CLT
28
DOV
14
MCH
4
ROA
9
KEN
14
DAY
29
NHA
18
CHI
9
IND
17
IOW
19
GLN
24
CGV
33
BRI
6
ATL
8
RCH
14
CHI
14
KEN
6
DOV
6
CLT
13
KAN
5
TEX
12
PHO
29
HOM
10
12th 994
2013 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
4
PHO LVS
14
BRI CAL TEX
4
RCH TAL DAR CLT DOV IOW MCH ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI
5
KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 43rd 151
2014 DAY
11
LVS
4
BRI CAL TEX
5
DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH
3
ROA KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 46th 81
Kevin Harvick PHO
2
2015 Dale Earnhardt Jr. DAY
10
LVS
12
TEX
3
KEN
8
12th 1057
Kevin Harvick ATL
1*
PHO
3
CAL
1*
BRI
7
RCH
18
CLT
14
MCH
6
IND
6
BRI
8
DAR
4
KAN
15
TEX
2
Kasey Kahne TAL
33
DOV
5
DAY
4
CHI
12
CLT
12
PHO
10
Ben Rhodes IOW
7
CHI
21
NHA
12
IOW
30
GLN
35
MOH
10
ROA
32
KEN
30
DOV
13
HOM
20
Josh Berry RCH
7
2016 Chase Elliott DAY
1
LVS
4
PHO
5
TAL
9
DAY
9
10th 2198
Kevin Harvick ATL
12
CAL
6
BRI
8
IND
2
DAR
35
CLT
7
TEX
3
Dale Earnhardt Jr. TEX
5
RCH
1*
Alex Bowman DOV
3
POC
10
MCH
7
IOW
5
NHA
8
RCH
9
DOV
5
PHO
38
HOM
14
Cole Custer CLT
4
KEN
32
Josh Berry IOW
9
KEN
13
Kenny Habul GLN
17
MOH
36
ROA
34
Regan Smith BRI
11
KAN
6
Clint Bowyer CHI
6
2017 Kasey Kahne DAY
2
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL
15
CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH 39th 145
Dale Earnhardt Jr. BRI
13
ROA DAR RCH
9
CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM
2018 Chase Elliott DAY
12
ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH BRI ROA DAR IND LVS 42nd 86
Dale Earnhardt Jr. RCH
4*
CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM

Camping World Truck SeriesEdit

Truck No. 00 historyEdit

 
Cole Custer at Bristol in 2015.
Cole Custer (2015-2016)

On January 12, 2015, JR Motorsports announced that Haas Racing Development driver Cole Custer would drive a truck for the team in 10 races in 2015, marking the team's first foray into the Camping World Truck Series. Trucks were acquired from former Hendrick development partner Turner Scott Motorsports, after that team ceased operations. The team operated out of a satellite facility in Mooresville, North Carolina.[46][47] The truck's number (No. 00) and sponsor (Haas Automation) both came with the team from Haas Racing.

Under NASCAR's age requirement rules for the Truck Series, the 17-year-old Custer ran 10 races, all at tracks under 1.1 miles (1,800 m) in length (and Gateway Motorsports Park), with the team planning a full-time run in 2016 for the championship. Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, and Jeb Burton also ran races in the No. 00 truck.[48] The No. 00 ran 15 races, winning twice: with Kahne at Charlotte in May, and with Custer at Gateway in June. In 2016, Custer won the pole at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, and looked to be the truck to beat. After leading the most laps, it seemed as though Custer would score his first win of the season and a spot in the inaugural chase, until John Hunter Nemechek put Custer into the grass and into the fence to win the race. After the race, Custer tackled Nemechek to the ground and was soon separated by NASCAR officials. No fines or penalties would be handed out to either driver.

In early January, 2017, JRM announced the end of their participation in truck racing - as to focus fully on their Xfinity Series entries.

Truck No. 49 historyEdit

In 2016, the team fielded a second truck numbered 49 for Nick Drake, like Cole Custer a Haas Racing Development driver, beginning at Dover. The entry was fielded in a collaboration with Premium Motorsports, a fellow Truck Series team which normally runs the No. 49. Drake's paint scheme is similar to Cole Custer's, with the same Haas Automation sponsorship.[49][50] In Drake's first career start at Dover, he finished a solid 16th.[51] Drake made his second start at Iowa Speedway.[51] The truck did not make any other starts with JR Motorsports equipment. Like the No. 00, the No. 49 was shut down due to sponsor Haas Automation leaving the team.

Truck No. 71 historyEdit

In 2016, JR Motorsports entered a second truck in collaboration with Contreras Motorsports for Chase Elliott in the Texas Roadhouse 200 at Martinsville Speedway with NAPA and Valvoline as co-sponsors. Elliott started on the pole and led 109 of 200 laps before finishing in 2nd.

Cup Series speculationEdit

 
The JR Motorsports race shop floor

During a press conference at Lowe's Motor Speedway on May 16, 2008, Earnhardt stated that once the Nationwide (now Xfinity) Series started using the Car of Tomorrow chassis, which debuted in July 2010 at the Daytona International Speedway, his Nationwide teams would possibly leave the series, due to the costs of switching cars. When asked if he would move JR Motorsports to the Sprint Cup Series, Earnhardt said that due to the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup Series almost having the same expensive costs, he might move the team to the Sprint Cup Series as early as 2009 "if the right opportunity comes along with the right sponsorship and driver...".[52] However, JR Motorsports did not end up moving their team to Sprint Cup and has remained in the Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series, partially due to NASCAR's Cup Series limit of four cars per team owner. Because Rick Hendrick has an ownership stake in JR Motorsports and already fields the maximum of four cars with Hendrick Motorsports, JR Motorsports cannot field an entry in the Cup Series without Hendrick releasing his interest in the team.

Other racing seriesEdit

JR Motorsports has fielded a regional late model program since 2002.[53]

JR Motorsports fields the No. 88 Speedco Chevrolet driven by Josh Berry and various other drivers in Late Models. Berry, who has driven for JRM since 2010, captured the 2012 Motor Mile Speedway championship in the Whelen All-American Series, the first championship for JRM at any level, running 18 races while collecting 6 poles and 15 top 5 finishes.[53][54] Berry scored a second track championship at Hickory Motor Speedway in 2014.[54] William Byron scored a single victory to finish runner up to Berry for the NASCAR-sanctioned track championship at Hickory.[55] Pierce, who finished second in his Camping World Truck Series debut in the Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway during the 2015 season, made his debut with JRM that year at Hickory Motor Speedway.[56] Berry clinched the 2017 CARS Tour Late Model championship. On January 18, 2018, JRM announced the replacement of Anthony Alfredo, who announced the same day that he was moving to the K&N Series with MDM Motorsports, with 14 year-old Sam Mayer, which later on that year made his K&N Series debut and drove for MDM in his third race in the K&N Series. On August 4, 2018, Mayer will drive the 28 and Berry will drive the 73 for the throwback weekend at Hickory Motor Speedway.

JRM's late model program has fielded rides for current NASCAR spotter T. J. Majors and Jeremy McGrath. It is currently overseen by Kelley Earnhardt Miller's husband, L. W. Miller.[54][57]

JRM has competed in 6 ARCA Racing Series events. Landon Cassill made the team debut in 2008 driving the No. 88 Chevrolet at Daytona and finished 7th. He returned at Talladega but finished 39th due to a crash.

The team would not compete in 2009, but returned for the 2010 ARCA Racing Series' season. Danica Patrick drove the No. 7 car at Daytona and finished 6th.

The team did not run between 2011 and 2014 but returned in 2015 with Cole Custer behind the wheel of the No. 00 Chevrolet. Custer made the pole-position and led 15 laps but finished 5th at New Jersey Motorsports Park. He returned at the first Pocono race but finished 24th due to an axle problem. He then returned for the second Pocono race, started 5th and won the race, after led 18 laps. That win was the first and only win of JR Motorsports in ARCA. That race also was the last of the team in ARCA.

Speed 1Edit

In 2007, JR Motorsports supplied cars for Speed Channel's NASCAR coverage. The Speed 1 fleet for NASCAR RaceDay included a superspeedway car, and car for intermediate tracks, and a Car of Tomorrow. Speed 1 was driven by Hermie Sadler.[58]

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