Jeremy McGrath, the seven-time AMA Supercross Series Champion, and
all-time winningest supercross racer, has announced his alignment with
JR Motorsports – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team – and his intention to run
10 Late Model races this season.
“This is something I’ve always wanted to try, and I’m really grateful
that Dale Jr. is giving me this opportunity to drive one of his race
cars. I’ve got a lot to learn when it comes to racing something with
four wheels, but I’m confident I can pick it up pretty quick” said
The announcement was made at the grand opening of the team’s new
66,000-square foot shop. McGrath will compete in a limited 10-race
schedule in a Chevrolet late model stock car sponsored by Monster
Energy Drink, with R&B Auto Body Transport Refinishing on as an
associate sponsor. His first race is slated for April 21 at Southern
National Raceway Park in Kenly NC.
According to a press release from JR Motorsports, the addition of
McGrath and the Monster Energy car gives JRM its third late model
entry. Scott Young and Curtis Truex Jr. currently compete in
full-season touring schedules in late model cars sponsored by R&B.
JR Motorsports also fields a full-time NASCAR Busch Series team with
driver Shane Huffman and full-time USAR Hooters Pro Cup team with
driver Richard Boswell. All of these teams operate out of the new JR
Motorsports facility located in Mooresville NC.
“I’m proud to have Jeremy here, and it’s cool to see how excited he is
about getting into one of these late models. I like his approach, his
mentality, and the energy he brings to this shop. I know this isn’t
just some fleeting interest on his part. He is as serious about this as
anyone I’ve ever been around” said Dale Earnhardt Jr.
JR Motorsports, a Mooresville NC based company solely-owned by NASCAR
NEXTEL Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., is a growing team in
NASCAR Busch Series, USAR Hooters Pro Cup Series and late model stock
car competition. For more information on JR Motorsports, visit http://www.jrmotorsport.com