Team Press Release:
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that BJ McLeod will be back to drive for the team in his third consecutive season. McLeod returns after coming off of his best NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season to date, where he finished a respectable 20th place in the drivers’ points standings.Last season, McLeod piloted the JDM Chevrolets for twenty-nine races, finishing in the Top 20 eleven times. At the fall race at Dover International Speedway, BJ nabbed his season-best finish of sixteenth.
Always an interesting dynamic, McLeod not only pays the bills as a driver for JDM, but he also owns his own NXS team, BJ McLeod Motorsports, where he prides himself on giving opportunities to budding racecar drivers’ careers. As an owner, BJ was able to earn his third Top 10 finish with driver Matt Mills at Daytona International Speedway in July.
While behind the wheel, BJ makes the most of his opportunities, all while taking care of the equipment. In total, the Florida native only had three DNF’s throughout the entirety of the 2019 season, and was able to manage the best average finish of any full-time JDM driver. This season, he looks to better those stats even further.
BJ continues a longstanding relationship with team owner Johnny Davis, which started back in the 1990’s where he drove Twister Racing Chassis go karts for Davis Manufacturing. The friendship has lasted and strengthened over the years, making BJ the perfect candidate for a driver.
The Florida native was quoted saying “I can’t think of a better opportunity than returning to JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the 2020 race season. We have had some great fun and success over the years, and I know we can build on our program once again this season. Working with Wayne (Carroll, McLeod’s primary crew chief from last season) proved to be a great combination, and I can’t wait to see what we can do again this season. I am very thankful for everybody’s hard work and dedication at JDM, they make everything possible. Hopefully I will be able to represent them in a respectful way!”
McLeod’s car number will be announced at a later date, along with the rest of the JDM driver lineup. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more information regarding this season’s latest news.
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. To keep up with BJ McLeod as he prepares for the start of the season, follow along on his social media pages @BJMcLeod78 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For all things JDM, follow along on our social media pages @JDMotorsports01. #TeamJDM