JR Motorsports will honor the U.S. Armed Forces with a tribute paint scheme on the team’s No. 7 Chevrolet in this weekend’s 5-Hour Energy 200 at Dover International Speedway. The “We Salute You” JR Motorsports Chevrolet will be piloted by Josh Wise.
JR Motorsports announced that Danica Patrick will drive the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevy in the first four Nationwide Series races next season. Her schedule beyond those four races has not been determined, but she is expect to appear in nine more races, putting her at a total of 13 Nationwide races next season.
JR Motorsports announced that TaxSlayer has signed on to sponsor the team’s Nationwide Series entries for nine races in 2011.
JR Motorsports announced that Aric Almirola has signed a multi-year deal to drive the team’s No. 88 Nationwide Series Chevy for 2011. He is slated to take over the car full time in 2011, but could appear in some Nationwide Series races later this season.
It is a little shocking that JR Motorsports has released Kelly Bires from his contract as driver of the No. 88 Nationwide Series Chevy. But, despite the relatively surprising timing, this was the right move.