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By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent The 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series season will have some familiar faces in different car numbers at JR Motorsports. The team will no longer use the No. 5, instead, bringing the iconic No. 8, once driven by team co-owner Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in house. At least five drivers will pilot the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro SS throughout the season. Jeb Burton, Spencer Gallagher, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith, and Ryan Truex will each drive the iconic number associated with Earnhardt. Smith had previously been announced to driverRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Ever since Elliott Sadler announced he would be stepping away from full-time driving at the end of the NASCAR Xfinity Series season, the rumor mill has been churning with his replacement at JR Motorsports for 2019 and beyond. Today that question has been answered. In an episode of its popular JRM360 video series, the team announced that Noah Gragson would be taking the step up to the Xfinity Series next year to take the reins of the No. 1 car that Sadler is departing. “Noah’s provenRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Since 1995, Elliott Sadler has been a staple of NASCAR racing, where he’s made a name for himself across all three national series. However, the pilot of the No. 1 OneMain Financial Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that he’ll retire from full-time competition at the end of 2018. In his press release, Sadler, 43, said the tough decision was influenced due in most part to focus spending time with his wife Amanda and becoming a father figure to his two children. “It’s timeRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With William Byron departing for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the end of the season, JR Motorsports had a vacancy in their fourth team car for 2018 that they needed to fill. On Thursday, it was announced that Tyler Reddick would fill that vacancy after signing a multi-year deal with the team. “This is an amazing opportunity for me,” Reddick said. “Having the chance to race full-time with an organization like JR Motorsports is something I’ve worked toward my entire life. It’s aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor Back in August of 2016, Hendrick Motorsports signed William Byron to a multi-year agreement, which would bring him to the NASCAR Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports for the 2017 season. At the time of the announcement, no other details were made available about Byron’s move to JRM, but on Monday, the team shed some light on that information. Liberty University, which sponsored Byron during his time with JR Motorsports’ late model team in 2014 and 2015, as well as his time in the NASCAR CampingRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After announcing that William Byron would be moving up to the NASCAR Xfinity Series in 2017 with JR Motorsports after signing with Hendrick Motorsports, the fate of their other two drivers seemed to be up in the air. But on Wednesday, the team put those rumors to bed by announcing that both of their current full-time drivers, Elliott Sadler and Justin Allgaier, would be returning to the team next season to join Byron in a four-car effort. Along with Byron, Sadler, and Allgaier all runningRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Contributor After a breakout season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series behind the wheel of a Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota, rookie sensation William Byron will be moving back to the Chevrolet camp starting in 2017. Byron, who has racked up five wins in the Truck Series in 2016, signed a multi-year contract with Hendrick Motorsports on Thursday, allowing him to move up to the Xfinity Series with JR Motorsports beginning in 2017. “William is a special person and a special talent. It’s been impressive toRead More

Posted On February 17, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Xfinity

A new opportunity for Allgaier

By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With Clint Bowyer needing a place to drive for a year while waiting to take over the No. 14 Chevrolet at Stewart-Haas Racing, Justin Allgaier was the odd man out at HScott Motorsports. But in Allgaier’s estimation, the opportunity to race for a NASCAR XFINITY Series championship with JR Motorsports is ample compensation for losing a full-time Sprint Cup ride. The presence of team principals Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kelley Earnhardt Miller made signing with JRM a no-brainer. “This isRead More

Posted On February 16, 2016By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News, Trucks

OneMain to sponsor Cole Custer in three NCWTS events

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2016) – Cole Custer’s No. 00 Chevrolet Silverado will wear OneMain blue and white for three races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season, beginning at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway (July 20). OneMain, which joined JR Motorsports as backer of the No. 1 OneMain Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with Elliott Sadler, will also be on Custer’s No. 00 entry at Talladega Superspeedway (Oct. 22) and again the following week at Martinsville Speedway (Oct. 29). “We are proud to see OneMain stepRead More