Published on January 12th, 2015 | by Michael J Smith0
JRM Expands Into Trucks Series
JR Motorsports expanding into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2015 with driver Cole Custer and Haas Automation, the team announced.
JRM will field a Chevy for Custer in 10 events in 2015. Custer earned his first Trucks series victory last season.
Team co-owner Kelley Earnhardt Miller said:
We have come a long way since racing street stocks in 2002, and we are constantly evolving. Expanding into the truck series on a part-time basis is furthering our growth. Bringing in a talent like Cole and a great partner like Haas Automation is a great way to do that. I’m proud of the direction we’re heading.
Haas Automation owner Gene Haas said:
I’ve watched Cole develop as a driver and young man for several years. Last year Cole successfully represented Haas Automation, bringing attention to machine tool buyers following the truck series by winning poles and races. When presented the opportunity to sponsor the championship team of JR Motorsports with Cole as the driver, I simply said yes. I have complete confidence in Dale Jr., Kelley, and Cole’s ability to take Haas Automation to victory lane.
JRM’s Trucks series operation will operate out of a satellite shop. Joe Shear Jr will serve as crew chief for the No. 00 team. Shear was Custer’s crew chief in nine races last season. Custer earned one win, two top 5s, and six top 10s. He also earned two poles. Shear has nine wins to his credit as a crew chief.
Custer will race at Martinsville Speedway in March; Dover International Speedway in May; Gateway Motorsports Park and Iowa Speedway in June; Eldora Speedway in July; Bristol Motor Speedway and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in August; New Hampshire Motor Speedway in September; Martinsville in October; and Phoenix International Raceway in November.
Custer will also drive for JRM in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series and select ARCA events.