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Yeley Released; Coleman To Drive No. 96 Toyota

Posted By Michael J Smith On August 6, 2008 @ 11:38 pm In Cup,N'Wide | 4 Comments

J.J. Yeley has been released from Hall of Fame Racing, and Nationwide Series driver, Brad Coleman, will take over driving duties at Michigan International Raceway later this month, the team announced Wednesday.

Coleman has been a test driver for the team since late last year.

P.J. Jones will be in the car at this weekend’s race at Watkins Glen International.

Other than a third place finish at the LENOX Industrial Tools 301, which was the result of staying out when the caution came out for rain at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Yeley has posted no finish better than 24th. He also missed the race at Infineon Raceway.

The team is currently 38th in owner’s points, 196 points behind 35th place, which means Jones and Coleman will have to qualify on time.


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