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.
Suave Men will sponsor JR Motorsports’ No. 88 car and driver Kelly Bires, for two Nationwider Series races this season, the April race at Nashville Superspeedway and the July race at Chicagoland Speedway. The deal, further extends the partnership between JRM and Unilever, Suave’s parent company. Unilever brands, Ragu, and Hellmans, also sponsor the team.
Danica Patrick will be making her Nationwide Series debut in this weekend’s season-opener, after finishing an impressive sixth in the ARCA RE/MAX Series race, her first race in a stock car. JR Motorsports and her sponsor, GoDaddy.com, have decided that Patrick is ready. She will replace Kelly Bires, in the second JRM Chevy. Team owner [...]
JR Motorsports owner Dale Earnhardt Jr will drive the No. 88 Hellman’s Chevy for his team in the Nationwide season opener at Daytona. Dale Jr will take the seat due to sponsorship reasons. Kelly Bires, who will drive the No. 88 for most — if not all — of the season, or Danica Patrick will drive [...]
JR Motorsports has signed Kelly Bires to drive one of its Nationwide Chevys next season, replacing Brad Keselowski, who is leaving to join Penske Championship Racing in Sprint Cup next season. While Bires is Keselowski’s replacement, it has not been decided whether he will run the No. 5 or No. 88.
With the news that Brad Keselowski will be driving for Penske Championship Racing next season, rumors are circulating that JR Motorsports may look at Kelly Bires to replace Keselowski in the No. 88 JRM Chevy next season.
Joey Logano passed his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch with nine to go and held him and Brad Keselowski off to win the Nationwide Series’ Pepsi 300 at Nashville Speedway. The victory is his second in the series. Top 5: Logano, Busch, Keselowski, Kelly Bires, and Carl Edwards. Jason Leffler, David Ragan, Mike Bliss, Steve [...]
Jeff Gordon held off driver/owner Tony Stewart to win the first Gatorade Duel. The victory means Gordon will start Sunday’s Daytona 500 third. Kyle Busch held off a hard-charging Mark Martin to win the second Duel, meaning he will start the 500 fourth. AJ Allmendinger and Jeremy Mayfield earned the two transfer spots available in [...]
Carl Edwards won the Ford 300 Nationwide Series race from Homestead-Miami Speedway, but a fifth-place finish by Clint Bowyer gave him the championship by 21 points. Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowki, Jason Leffler, and Bowyer finished second through fifth, respectively. Scott Wimmer, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Kelly Bires, and Joey Logano rounded out the top [...]
Carl Edwards passed Tony Stewart in the pits, then drove away from the field to win the Carfax 250 from Michigan International Raceway. Danny Efland crashed on the white flag lap, ending the race and securing Carl Edwards’ victory. Brian Vickers, finished second, Stewart finished third, and Mark Martin and Greg Biffle rounded out the [...]