Published on January 6th, 2014 | by Michael J Smith0
Elliott To Drive Full Time For JRM
Chase Elliott, son of former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott, will compete full time in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports, the team announced.
NAPA Auto Parts will sponsor the No. 9 Chevy for the full season.
Dan Askey, president of NAPA, said:
NAPA is pleased to continue its long standing involvement in NASCAR, the most popular form of motorsports in the United States supported by its many loyal and passionate fans. Equally, we are proud to form this new partnership with JR Motorsports. Kelley Earnhardt Miller, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Rick Hendrick and its many employees have developed one of the premier teams in the Nationwide Series. Chase Elliott is a young and talented, future star in the sport and will represent NAPA well both on and off the track. We welcome Chase and the entire JR Motorsports organization to the NAPA Family.
The younger Elliott said:
This is the opportunity of a lifetime. My family and I are still trying to believe it all. I couldn’t ask to be partnered with anyone better than Dale Jr., Kelley and Mr. Hendrick, along with all of the people at their organizations who have put in countless hours to pull this together.