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GAFFNEY, S.C. (April 14, 2020) – JD Motorsports w/Gary Keller and multiple-race winning driver Mike Wallace are teaming up for the inaugural NASCAR Xfinity Series road-course race scheduled on July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The reunion of team and driver will have Wallace in a Chevrolet who will, once again, be part of NASCAR and IMS history. He was part of the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 and the first Xfinity Series race on the 2.5-mile quad oval in 2012.
Wallace is a four-time NXS winner, earning one of those trips to Victory Lane at Indianapolis Raceway Park in 1994. He drove for JD Motorsports from 2009 to 2013. This will be the St. Louis native’s first series start since 2015.
“Johnny and I have always kept a good dialogue going through the years,” Wallace said. “We started talking about my doing something with his team again and when the idea of Indy came up, we both agreed that was the perfect place.
“I was part of the first Cup race there in 1994 with Junie Donleavy and the first Xfinity race in 2012 with Johnny. This is a pretty big deal to be part of the inaugural series race on the road course, and the first under the ownership of Roger Penske.
“Roger is an icon in this sport and I was fortunate to have driven for him in eight races during the 2001 season. Being part of this race with Johnny as the team owner and Roger as the track owner is pretty special. I’m looking forward to getting back behind the wheel again for this race.”
Partnership inquiries are being accepted for this one-race deal with the team and driver, who are both committed to running this race. For Davis, who started and has owned this team since 1983, he was very receptive to JDM and Wallace working together again.
“Mike had some pretty good races and seasons when we worked together,” Davis said. “When the opportunity came up for him to get in one of our Chevrolets again, we talked and decided the IMS road course would be perfect.
“Mike is a good and dependable driver who will bring a lot of veteran knowledge to the team. We’ll be ready for him and I know he’ll be ready to go racing again.
“Whatever sponsor we partner with for this race is going to get some pretty good exposure, for sure.”
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course layout for the first time in series history on July 4. Be sure to tune into NBCSN TV at 1:30 p.m. ET to see Mike Wallace return to competition with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. To stay up to date with all things JDM, follow along on social media with the handle
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NASCAR Hall of Famer To Compete in NASCAR Xfinity Series Race July 4 at IndianapolisTony Stewart will compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race July 4 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a Ford Mustang from Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR).
The three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion and 2020 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee will headline the inaugural Xfinity Series event on Indianapolis’ 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course, with the 62-lap race serving as Stewart’s 28th overall start at the Brickyard but his first in the Xfinity Series. Stewart has competed in 18 Brickyard 400s, five Indianapolis 500s and four IROC Series races. Stewart is a two-time Brickyard 400 winner (2005 and 2007) and a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame.
“Everyone knows what Indy means to me, so I can’t think of a better place to race on Fourth of July weekend,” said Stewart, who grew up 45 minutes from Indianapolis in the towns of Columbus and Rushville, Indiana. “It’s going to be cool making history by turning left and right in a stock car at the Brickyard, and the racing will be full of action and contact. Any time you can drive any racecar at the speedway is special, and you know I’m going for the win. The date is already circled on my calendar.”
The road course at Indianapolis has hosted INDYCAR, Formula One, sports cars and even MotoGP, but never NASCAR. And while Stewart is no stranger to Indianapolis, be it in open-wheel Indy cars or full-bodied stock cars, he has never driven the road course in any type of racecar. But Stewart has proven to be prolific when turning left and right. He has eight road-course wins in the NASCAR Cup Series, including his 49thand final career victory in 2016 at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway. Stewart is second to only Jeff Gordon for the most road-course wins in the NASCAR Cup Series with a tally that includes Sonoma in 2001, 2005 and 2016 and Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009.
Outside of the NASCAR Cup Series, Stewart has a road-course win in IROC and a near win in the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona. Stewart won Round III of IROC XXX on the Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway road course en route to the 2006 series championship. He also competed in the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona five times, with a best finish of third in 2005 with co-drivers Jan Lammers and Andy Wallace. Stewart nearly won the 2004 Rolex 24 At Daytona, where with co-drivers Wallace and Dale Earnhardt Jr., they led 355 of the 526 laps available and had a commanding five-lap advantage before mechanical problems less than 20 minutes short of the finish ended their shot at victory and placed them a disappointing fourth.
Stewart’s most recent road-course outing came in a demonstration run last October at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. He took an SHR-prepared Ford Mustang specially outfitted with a passenger seat around the 3.426-mile, 20-turn layout and showed Haas F1 Team drivers Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen how to wheel a 3,200-pound racecar around America’s only purpose-built Formula One track.
“It was a lot of fun for me to get in one of our Ford Mustangs and do that exhibition run at COTA,” Stewart said. “It kind of got my juices flowing to get back in a car again, and what better place to come back than Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”
The Indiana 150 will mark Stewart’s 95thcareer Xfinity Series start and his first since the 2013 season opener at Daytona, where Stewart collected his 11th Xfinity Series victory. It will also mark Stewart’s first NASCAR start since the 2016 NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
“People sometimes say, ‘We miss seeing you behind the wheel,” and I’m like, ‘Well, you’ve just got to go to different places now’,” said Stewart, who has collected 23 wins in an assortment of sprint car races since retiring as a full-time NASCAR driver at the end of the 2016 season. “I’m racing 100 times a year in a sprint car, but seeing some of these road-course races – especially the Roval at Charlotte – piqued my interest a bit, and running the stock car at COTA, it kind of fed my hunger. All of it has led me back to the place I’ve always called home – Indy.”
Details regarding Stewart’s car number, crew and primary partner will be announced closer to the race.
On SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Monday, RSS Racing Crew Chief Kevin “Cowboy” Starland announced Jeff Green will drive the #93 at Phoenix Raceway March 7th. Jeff was asked to step out of the #38 RSS Racing entry at Daytona when Kaulig Racing #10 failed to qualify after mechanical issues during qualifying. Kaulig Racing and RSS Racing worked out a deal for Ross Chastain to Drive the #38 so Chastain could receive Championship Driver Points.
Joe Gibbs Racing and Kyle Busch announce he will run 5 Xfinty Series races in 2020. Kyle’s 5 races will be run in the #54 with a combination of MARS Sponsors.
Kyle Busch 2020 Xfinty Schedule and Sponsorship:
1. Phoenix Raceway - TWIX.
2. Charlotte Motor Speedway - TWIX.
3. Chicagoland Speedway - Starburst.
4. New Hampshire Motor Speedway - Starburst.
5. Watkins Glen International - Combos.
Team Press Release:
SUGAR HILL, Ga. (February 19, 2020) – RSS Racing is pleased to welcome Joey Gase behind the wheel of the #93 Camaro at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. The Nevada Donor Network (NDN) is proud to sponsor Joey Gase while honoring organ donor Montana Amato. Montana Elizabeth Amato left a legacy of a lifetime on 12/25/18. A venerable "old soul," she possessed the most empathetic and unselfish heart which guided her during the 9,799 days she spent on Earth. Many beautiful stories shared by a myriad of friends repeatedly spoke of her caring and unselfish soul. Montana chose to give life to strangers. On Christmas Day, she gave the gift of life and healing to others in need. As her final gift, Montana donated her kidneys, pancreas, liver and many healing tissues. Montana’s legacy will live forever in the hearts and minds of her family, friends and strangers alike. In her short life, she touched many lives and left a true legacy of love.
Nevada Donor Network is a federally designated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO) also responsible for facilitating tissue and cornea donation statewide. Founded in 1987, our core purpose is to provide hope strength and life to more than 2 million people in the state of Nevada and thousands of potential transplant recipients across the country.
Leading up to the race weekend, Montana’s family and supporters of organ donation will participate in a “Handprints of Hope” ceremony in which they will be able to paint their handprints and write messages on Gase’s race car.
Event: Public press event, car unveiling, Handprints of Hope activity
Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 2019 11:30 - 1:30
Location: Nevada Donor Network
2055 E Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89104
S.A.F.E Structure Designs and Rushmore Chapter of A.B.A.T.E will join Gase as associate sponsors this weekend. “I’m extremely excited to head to Las Vegas with RSS Racing and proud to have the Nevada Donor Network on board with me again in 2020 to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation and honor all of those affected by it. I’m looking forward to a strong run with RSS Racing,” commented Gase. The Boyd Gaming 300 will take place this Saturday at 3:30 ET.
About RSS Racing:
RSS Racing fields the No. 38, 39, and 93 Chevrolet Camaros in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with drivers Jeff Green, CJ Mclaughlin, Joey Gase and Ryan Sieg. RSS Racing has competed in NASCAR events since 2009 from its headquarters in Sugar Hill, Ga. The team had its best career finish of 2nd at Iowa Speedway in 2017. The team recorded its best points finish of 9th with Ryan Sieg in 2016. For more information on RSS Racing and Ryan Sieg, please visit ryansiegracing.com or follow @RyanSiegRacing on Twitter.
Track Press Release:
FONTANA, Calif. (Feb.10, 2020) – Auto Club Speedway officials announced today that Production Alliance Group has renewed its title sponsorship for 2020 and 2021, serving as sponsor for the NASCAR Xfinity Series 300 race. This year’s Production Alliance Group 300 will run on Saturday, Feb. 29. The event will air on FS1 at 1PM (PT). The official race hashtag will be #PAG300.
Production Alliance Group is a world-wide premium live-event and creative development company based in Tustin, Calif. Their passion for their craft has allowed them to work with top names and brands in both corporate and entertainment industries.
“Over the past four years, our partnership with Production Alliance Group has grown tremendously,” said Auto Club Speedway President Dave Allen. “We’re delighted to be associated with such a quality team and look forward to continuing to bring unmatched entertainment to the greatest fans in NASCAR.”
Production Alliance Group’s television company, 3rd Rail Productions, produces original content and last year launched its latest reality show about iconic films from the 70s, 80s and 90s called Beyond the Backlot on YouTube and Facebook Watch.
General admission tickets start at $30.00 and Kids 12 and under are free with Lefty’s Kids Club Membership to attend the NASCAR Xfinity Series Production Alliance Group 300 race. Purchase online at www.autoclubspeedway.com, call 800-944-7223 or visit the Auto Club Speedway Ticket Office at 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana.
Source: Auto Club Speedway
Team Press Release:
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to welcome BTX Global Logistics back as a primary sponsor for the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.
Last season, BTX Global Logistics partnered with longtime customer Orlando Event Productions (OPAV) in a co-branding effort on two JD Motorsports Chevrolets that competed in the first race of the year at Daytona. The companies found great success through a NASCAR and were excited to rejoin the team this season.
BTX Global Logistics will be formally displayed on the No. 0 Chevrolet driven by BJ McLeod in the upcoming race with Orlando Event Productions. As a worldwide provider of both expedited and traditional transportation services, BTX understands the value of speed, dedication and accuracy – values it shares with JD Motorsports.
This season, BTX Global Logistics will feature two additional customers onboard the No. 0 McLeod Chevrolet - Hoist and Rigging Professionals (HARP) and CM Entertainment Technologies.
BTX Global Logistics is a leading provider of flexible shipping, logistics and e-commerce solutions for customers around the world.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 15th. Live coverage of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 can be found on FOX Sports 1. BTX Global Logistics can be followed on social media with the handle @BTXGlobal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For all things JDM, follow along on our social media pages @JDMotorsports01. #TeamJDM
Office: (864) 488 - 1276
Cell: (909) 486 – 5873
About BTX Global Logistics:
BTX Global Logistics, a worldwide shipping and logistics organization with over 30 branches across North America, provides flexible transportation solutions for shipments of any weight or size anywhere in the world. BTX’s extensive suite of services includes air freight, ground freight, sea freight, white glove, e-commerce, fulfillment, distribution and much more. BTX is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, where it is led by President and CEO Ross Bacarella. To learn more about BTX Global Logistics and/or request a quote, please visit www.btxglobal.com or email BTX’s Orlando, FL, branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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South Florida accounting firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT CPA) has announced that it will once again be renewing of its annual sponsorship of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM).
KSDT CPA first worked with JDM in 2017 as an associate level sponsor at select NXS races to becoming the primary sponsor of Garrett Smithley’s No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2018. Last season, the firm took its biggest steps yet with the team, as it partnered with local Miami entities in UniVista Insurance and Florida International University to sponsor three JDM Chevrolets at Homestead.
This season, KSDT partners up with Series Seating, an industry leader in the design, manufacturing, and installation of ergonomic seating systems. Series Seating is also based in Miami, Florida, and has over 35 years in the seating industry.
“Although racing and accounting couldn’t be more different, we feel that JDM represents us with regard to the honesty, integrity and hard work they put in year after year. We feel that we are more than a sponsor but part of the JDM family and are proud to ride onboard for our 4th season.” Said, Jeffrey Taraboulos, Managing Partner, KSDT CPA
The two Miami-based companies will be proudly displayed on all four JDM Chevrolets on an associate sponsor level for all 33 races in 2020, and will also be on board multiple primary races as well.
On the primary side, Series Seating and KSDT will be listed as the primary sponsor for Jesse Little in the No. 4 Chevrolet at Daytona International Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The two also plan on partnering with Jeffrey Earnhardt at races TBD, in an effort of growing their foothold in NASCAR.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off from Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, February 15th. Live coverage of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 can be found on FOX Sports 1. KSDT CPA and Series Seating can be found on social media with the respective handles @KSDTCPA and @SeriesSeating. For all things JDM, follow along on our social media pages @JDMotorsports01. #TeamJDM
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TMOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2020) – Through a video announcement today, JR Motorsports team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. detailed a collective partnership with Bass Pro Shops, TrueTimber and Black Rifle Coffee Company that showcases all three brands aboard Noah Gragson’s No. 9 entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for select races in 2020. The partnership kicks off this weekend at Daytona International Speedway (Feb. 15) and continues in races at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Feb. 22) and Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 23).
While the Bass Pro Shops and TrueTimber brands are familiar, Black Rifle Coffee Company makes its JRM debut. Based in Salt Lake City, Black Rifle Coffee is a premium, small-batch, roast-to-order coffee company founded by a former Green Beret who has pledged to hire 10,000 veterans over the next six years.
Black Rifle Coffee will be available at Bass Pro Shops. To learn more, including how to find additional Black Rifle Coffee retailers, visit its website here.
Watch the NXS season get underway on Saturday, Feb. 15 with the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 from Daytona International Speedway, which airs at 2:30 p.m. ET on FS1.
HRE to select Xfinty races in 2020 beginning with the Xfinty opener at Daytona. Last year HRE ran select Xfinty races with a partnership with MBM Motorsports.
Team Press Release:
Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) announced today that the organization will field an entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) once again in 2020. Team owner Shige Hattori will enter the No. 61 AISIN Group Toyota Supra in the series opener at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on February 15th. Austin Hill, a four-time winner in 2019 for HRE in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoor Truck Series, will be behind the wheel at DIS as the organization plans to enter select events this season.“We’re excited to have another chance to move into the Xfinity Series with AISIN Group and Toyota Tsusho”, Hattori said. “The Supra is a famous brand and model in Japan, and we want to be a part of it here in the U.S. and continue to grow our team. AISIN Group has helped our team for many years and we hope to get them into victory lane again with Austin.”
The 2019 Gander Trucks victor at DIS will kick off his season with a double-duty weekend at the “World Center of Racing” while also driving the No. 16 Toyota Tundra on February 14th. Hill will attempt to make his second NXS start after his series debut resulted in a ninth-place finish last season at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
“It’ll be fun for sure doing double duty”, Hill said. “It was great to get AISIN Group to victory lane last year on the truck side at Michigan and hopefully we can do it again in a Toyota Supra. They’ve been such a big part of HRE for a long time and I’m excited to get a chance to be back in the Xfinity Series with their support.”
Additional NXS races for HRE will be announced at a later date.