By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer
The last time Cale Conley competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series was Kansas in 2015 for Tri-Star Motorsports. Unfortunately for Conley, sponsorship money dried up with three races left in the season. Now he has a new opportunity thanks to JGL Racing’s “Young Guns” program.
Conley joins previously announced Scott Lagasse Jr., Corey LaJoie, Drew Herring, Jeb Burton and Dylan Lupton as members of JGL Racing’s “Young Guns” program. The first scheduled race for Conley is in the No. 24 Toyota Camry in the Hisense 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 27.
Conley has 41 career NASCAR Xfinity Series starts with one Top 10. He finished sixth after starting fourth at Kentucky Speedway while driving for Richard Childress Racing.
In three previous career starts at Charlotte, Conley has a best finish of 26th.
Conley also has 35 NASCAR K&N Pro East Series starts. In the K&N Pro East Series he has one victory, eight top fives, 10 Top 10s, and three pole positions.
Conley was very appreciative of the opportunity JGL has given him,
“The time I have spent out of a car has helped me appreciate this opportunity more than ever. I am glad to be partnered with JGL Racing as our goals of speed and performance are the same. I have had to learn patience and how to trust the process while I have been away from NASCAR. I am very happy to make my return with JGL Racing and James Whitener (team owner).”
JGL Racing’s team owner, James Whitener, thinks Conley’s talent will be a good compliment for the team,
“The addition of Cale to our Young Guns program makes for a great compliment to the drivers we already have. I watched Cale closely when he competed in the XFINITY Series a few years ago and he has proven he is a very talented driver when given the right equipment. We aim to give him just that and let him shine in this No. 24 Toyota.”
For now, Conley and Whitener will focus on the race at Charlotte Motor Speedway while working on possibly expanding their schedule.