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TJL Motorsports is a NASCAR team. They most recently fielded the No. 1 Chevrolet Silverado for various drivers in the Camping World Truck Series.

TJL Motorsports
Owner(s)Tracy Lowe
SeriesCamping World Truck Series
Race driversCamping World Truck Series
1. B. J. McLeod, Clay Greenfield, Tommy Regan, Mike Senica
ManufacturerChevrolet
Opened2017
Career
Debut2017 NextEra Energy Resources 250 (Daytona)
Latest race2019 Ford EcoBoost 200 (Homestead)
Races competedTotal: 25
Camping World Truck Series: 25
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Camping World Truck Series: 0

FoundingEdit

TJL Motorsports' owner is Tracy Lowe, former co-owner of MAKE Motorsports. For the 2017 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Lowe and Mark Beaver part ways. Beaver renamed the team to Beaver Motorsports and retained control of the No. 50 entry while Lowe took the assets of the former No. 1 team to create TJL Motorsports.

Truck No. 1 historyEdit

At the season opening race at Daytona, the team entered with Tim Viens and crew chief Rodney Jobman with sponsorship from Peterson Excavating and Coons Communications. The team failed to qualify.[1] They entered Atlanta with Mike Harmon and crew chief Darwin Peters Jr. Harmon made the race due to owner points and finished in 27th place, 6 laps down.[2] The team came to Martinsville with driver Bryce Napier[3] and driver Mike Harmon serving as the crew chief with sponsorship from ASAP Appliance Services. The team made the race due to owner points for the second straight week. Napier finished in 32nd, completing 3 laps, as the team retired due to an oil leak.[4] At Kansas, Harmon returned as crew chief, but had Jordan Anderson behind the wheel with sponsorship from Fueled by Fans-SponsorJordan.com, a website to help Anderson gain funding for a truck to field. Anderson qualified 24th and finished 19th, 4 laps down.[5] Anderson, Harmon, and sponsorship returned for Charlotte. Anderson qualified 25th and finished 21st, only 1 lap down.[6] At Dover, Harmon, Anderson, and their sponsorship returned. Anderson qualified 26th but had to go to the rear due to unapproved adjustments. The team completed 82 laps before blowing an engine and finishing in 24th.[7] At Texas, Anderson returned, but Mike Harmon was unable to serve as crew chief due to his Xfinity Series priorities. The team had Ryan Fields be the crew chief with sponsorship from Jordan's website. Jordan qualified 19th in a 28 truck field and finished 15th, 4 laps down.[8]

At Martinsville in 2018, the team gained notoriety when driver Mike Senica disobeyed a NASCAR order to park and proceeded to get a black flag, which he disobeyed and then spun on the backstretch trying to find the garage entrance. Senica, Lowe and crew chief William Guinade wound up getting an invitation to NASCAR's competition hauler after the incident, though no further punishments were handed out.[9] The team only ran one more race after Martinsville, failing to qualify at Kansas with Camden Murphy, withdrawing from the Charlotte race and was absent from the NASCAR scene for the rest of 2018.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Driver Tim Viens 2017 Nascar Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  2. ^ "Driver Mike Harmon 2017 Nascar Camping World Truck Series Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  3. ^ "Bryce Napier to enter Martinsville for TJL Motorsports - speedwaymedia.com". speedwaymedia.com. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  4. ^ "TRUCKS: Bryce Napier's oil leak begins rough week for #1 in Nascar - brock.lastcar.info". brock.lastcar.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  5. ^ "2017 Toyota Tundra 250 Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  6. ^ "2017 North Carolina Education Lottery 200 Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  7. ^ "2017 Bar Harbor 200 Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  8. ^ "2017 WinstarOnlineGaming.com 400 Results - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-06-10.
  9. ^ Beard, Brock (2018-03-26). "TRUCKS: In just eight laps, Mike Senica starts slow, ignores black flag, stalls, and is parked by NASCAR". LASTCAR. Retrieved 2018-04-12.