JD Motorsports Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer A driver’s fear is unable to see the racetrack, hoping to avoid chaos. Both Justin Allgaier and pole sitter Christopher Bell faced that epiphany and were involved in a crash after Stephen Leicht hand grenaded his engine the exit of Turn 3 during Saturday’s iK9 Service Dog 200 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, ending Leicht and Bell’s afternoons. With 71 laps to go, Leicht’s No. 01 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro had just lost a lap to race leader Kyle Busch, and was running in 20thRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor The rollercoaster ride that has been the offseason for Ross Chastain continued on Thursday as he was confirmed to have a full-time schedule in the Xfinity Series for 2019 with both JD Motorsports and Kaulig Racing. Chastain was originally scheduled to race full-time for Chip Ganassi Racing in their No. 42 entry, but sponsorship woes forced the team’s closure and left the Alva, Florida native without a ride in NASCAR’s second tier series. Fast forward to Thursday when Blake Koch, who was going to drive theRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After sponsorship sidelined Blake Koch in 2018, the NASCAR Xfinity Series driver will return with sponsorship from his own company, FilterTime in 2019. He will drive the JD Motorsports No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS that Ross Chastain put in the 2018 Playoffs. Koch famously put the up-start Kaulig Racing into the 2016 and 2017 Xfinity Series Playoffs. In an upset, he positioned the team to make the second round of the Playoffs in its’ inaugural season. In those two seasons, Koch earned 10 top-10 finishesRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After getting his break-out chance earlier this season, Ross Chastain will be rewarded with a full-time ride at Chip Ganassi Racing in 2019. He will be the only driver of the team’s No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next season. In his three-race stint with Ganassi this season, Chastain won at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, earned the pole at Darlington Raceway, and finished runner-up at Richmond Raceway. In those three races, he led 270 laps. Prior to his startsRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer The ‘Cinderella story’ of Ross Chastain comes to an end after the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway. The 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoff driver was eliminated despite a number of impressive moves late. Following a caution with 37 laps to go, Chastain was busted for speeding on pit road in his No. 4 Delaware Office of Highway Safety Chevrolet Camaro SS. He restarted at the tail-end of the field, and on the outside looking in for the Round of Eight. In 10 laps,Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer IMSA WeatherTeach SportsCar Championship veteran Katherine Legge will not only make her NASCAR oval debut Friday, but she’ll have BUBBA Burger as her primary sponsor when she pilots the No. 15 Chevrolet for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller at Richmond Raceway in Virginia. BUBBA Burger has been heavily involved in Legge’s sports car endeavors, and Vice President of Marketing Andy Stenson said he’s thrilled of being part of Legge’s NASCAR journey, more so after she and co-driver Alvaro Parente scored their second victory of the seasonRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer Johnny Davis Motorsports with Gary Keller continues to give up-and-coming drivers a chance as Quin Houff joins the team at Richmond Raceway. While Ross Chastain competes for Chip Ganassi Racing in the Go Bowling 250, Houff will fill the seat of the No. 4 Beating Cancer with Duke Chevrolet Camaro SS. Houff has one previous start at Richmond last season. In the now-defunct Precision Performance Motorsports No. 46, he started and finished 27th, three laps down. Houff turned heads at both Bristol Motor Speedway andRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer While most teams will simply a throwback paint scheme during the Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway, Landon Cassill and JD Motorsports with Gary Keller will go one step further. The current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will return to his former NASCAR Xfinity Series team for the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200. Cassill last competed for JDM in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. During his three-year tenure with JDM, the 28-year-old earned five of the teams’ 37 Top-10 finishes to date. Cassill’sRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer With just three races until the start of the Playoffs, Ross Chastain earned a top-10 finish at Road America. His run in the Johnsonville 180 pads his cushion over those on the outside of the Playoff grid, looking in. In the run to the finish, Chastain had to hold his own, battling both NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars and road course ringers alike. He kept his No. 4 JD Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro SS on track, picking up positions as Brendan Gaughan, James Davison, and Justin Marks,Read More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer WeatherTech Sports Car Championship driver Katherine Legge will make her NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Legge’s diverse racing background includes A1GP, Champ Car, DTM, Formula 3, Formula E, Formula Renault, IndyCar, and currently IMSA competition in the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 for Meyer-Shank Racing. Legge will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro SS for JD Motorsports in the Rock N Roll Tequila 170. The Johnny Davis-owned team is on the verge of making the Xfinity Series PlayoffsRead More