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LS Tractor USA, one of the fastest growing tractor companies in North America, will be joining JR Motorsports as a primary partner for the No. 8 Chevrolet and driver Jeb Burton in the NASCAR Xfinity Series events at Michigan International Speedway (June 8) and Bristol Motor Speedway (Aug. 16), the team announced today.  

Founded in 2009 in Battleboro, N.C., LS Tractor offers sub-compact, compact and utility tractors made from steel that provide the greatest loader lift capacity of any tractors in their class. To date, there are roughly 400 LS Tractor dealers in the United States and Canada that have sold close to 50,000 tractors across North America.

“LS Tractor has done a great job expanding its brand presence and we’re pleased to give them additional market exposure this season,” said Joe Mattes, JRM vice president of marketing. “They’re a company from right here in North Carolina that we’re proud to represent. They have a good relationship with the Burton family and I know Jeb will give it his all in the No. 8 car. It’s only a matter of time until we see that group in Victory Lane.”

In addition to the two primary events, LS Tractor will be featured as an associate partner on Burton’s Chevrolet Camaro beginning this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway, as well as in races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Sept. 7), Texas Motor Speedway (Nov. 2) and Homestead-Miami Speedway (Nov. 16).

“Everyone here at LS Tractor is excited to support Jeb and JRM this race season,” said Amanda Clark, LS Tractor marketing manager. “The Burtons are such avid supporters of LS Tractor that this is not just a partnership for us – it’s the kind of mutual support that builds great futures.  We look forward to seeing Jeb in Victory Lane and in the fields on his LS Tractor, many times over.”

Burton has been one of six drivers to wheel the No. 8 Chevrolet for JRM in 2019. In his only NXS start to date this season, Burton drove the No. 8 entry to a top-five finish at Texas Motor Speedway. Overall, the team has recorded two top-five and seven top-10s through the first 10 races of the season. 

“I can’t say thank you enough to LS Tractor for coming on board our No. 8 Chevrolet,” said Burton. “It means a lot to have the support of a company as strong as LS Tractor and I can’t wait to get to the racetrack and contend for victories with them on our Camaro. We are going to give it everything we have.”

Catch Burton and the entire JRM team in action at this Saturday, May 25, in the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway which airs at 1 p.m. EST on FS1, PRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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NASCAR’s busiest driver, Ross Chastain, will once again partner with Kaulig Racing and Nutrien Ag Solutions for the upcoming NASCAR Xfinity Series event at Kansas Speedway in October. The count now totals five races for Chastain and the No. 10 team.
“I couldn’t be prouder and more honored with my partnership with Nutrien Ag Solutions,” Chastain said of the world’s largest provider of crop inputs, services and solutions. “The support Brent (Dewars), Matt (Kaulig) and team have given me is incredible. I’m so grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to drive the Nutrien Ag Solutions colors for a fifth race and have the chance at getting them to Victory Lane.”
In both races this season, Chastain and the No. 10 team have led the field for a combined total of 30 laps (Daytona and Talladega). The partnership has also claimed one stage win (Daytona) and four top-five stage finishes in just their two starts together so far this season.
On Friday, May 10, Chastain claimed his first-career NASCAR Truck Series victory at Kansas. To date this season, he has participated in all 29 races in the three national NASCAR series, being the only driver to do so.
Chastain is also scheduled to drive for Kaulig Racing at Chicagoland Speedway (June 29) and Texas Motor Speedway (Nov. 2), wearing the Nutrien Ag Solutions colors in all events. 
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For the first time in over five years, Brandon Brown (@BrandonBrown_86) will drive the No. 68 in a second-car effort for Brandonbilt Motorsports (@BMSRaceTeam). Brown, who is currently 15th in the Drivers Standings will make his 11th start of the season in an effort presented by Vero - True Social.
Following a two-week hiatus from the race track Brown returns with Vero, saying “We could not have been gifted a more perfect partnership than the one we have with Vero - True Social because of our focus on the social media market and across social media platforms.” He added, “Vero - True Social is a company that stays true to their values which is something our small organization can relate to. I am excited to bring a new company into the NASCAR community and I can’t thank Vero enough for the opportunity to be able to represent their brand with a number (No.68) that means so much to me, my family and our race team.”
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Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms, Inc. based in Mooresville, NC will serve as the primary sponsor for Vinnie Miller in the No. 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) Camaro for the running of the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Miller finished in the 28th place position on the 1.5-mile Concord, NC track in his 2018 NXS Rookie season and hopes to better that this Saturday afternoon.

“I’m really excited about going back to Charlotte (Motor Speedway) this weekend with a local Mooresville sponsor; Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms.  I met Brad (Doane) when I was looking for a dart board, we hit it off and he offered to help us for the Charlotte race,” Vinnie Miller said.  “Hopefully, I will give him a strong finish and they’ll be back with us again later in the season.   I’ve really been working on my mile-and-half track performance so I think Charlotte is a perfect track for Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms to be on the No. 78 BJ McLeod Motorsports Camaro.  I know these guys on the BJ McLeod Motorsports team have been working hard to get the car ready for this weekend, now it is my turn to do my job and bring home a solid finish Saturday.”

“I met Vinnie when he came in the store a few months ago and we really hit it off.  I expressed an interest in helping him out from time to time.  I’ve had a business here since 2011 and became more interested in NASCAR being that we are based in the Mooresville area.”   Brad Doane, owner of Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms, Inc. continued. “This is my first venture sponsoring a car in one of the top-tier NASCAR Touring Series and hoping to become more involved. We are really excited about being a part of the BJ McLeod Motorsports team this weekend in Charlotte.”

Not only does Lake Norman Patio and Game Rooms sell top high-end outdoor furniture and accessories for outdoor living but have been named ICON® Electric Vehicles newest dealer in North Carolina.  http://iconev.com

The Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is slated to begin Saturday, May 25th at 1:00pm.  Live coverage begins at 12:30pm on FS1, PRN Radio and NASCAR Sirius Channel 90. 

For more information on Vinnie Miller and BJ McLeod Motorsports visit www.vinniemillerracing.com / www.bjmcleodmotorsports.com

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Today Kaulig Racing announces that it will partner with Nyloxin Pain Relief Gel, an opioid-free chronic pain relief solution, and NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon for the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Saturday, May 25.
“I’m looking forward to getting back with the No. 10 team and driving for Kaulig Racing,” Dillon said. “We had a strong run at Las Vegas, finishing fourth. Charlotte Motor Speedway is a strong track for me, and also my hometrack. It would be awesome to drive into Victory Lane together and with new partner Nyloxin chronic pain relief gel.”
Dillon made his first start with the team in 2018, claiming an eighth-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Earlier this season, the North Carolina native brought home the No. 10 team’s first top-five of 2019 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Tune in to catch Dillon in action with Kaulig Racing this Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1. 
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JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to welcome back the Flex Seal Family of Products as well as the Florida Watermelon Association on board as primary partners on all four Chevrolet Camaros.

Florida Watermelon Association will once again team up with Ross Chastain and the No. 4 team, a partnership that dates back to 2014 in his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at Charlotte. This will be the first race of the season for the FWA aboard Chastain’s Chevrolet.

Flex Seal will join forces with BJ McLeod and the No. 15 team, marking it as the first time that he has been sponsored by the longtime JDM supporter. In two sponsored races this season, Flex Seal was able to earn an 11th place finish at Richmond with Chastain, and a 9th place finish at Talladega with Landon Cassill, both driving the No. 4 Chevrolet.

Flex Tape will hop on board the No. 0 Camaro with Garrett Smithley for the third time this season. In Talladega just a few weeks ago, the Flex Tape backing helped push Smithley to his season-best finish in 12th place.

And lastly, but certainly not least, Flex Glue will reunite with Stephen Leicht and the No. 01 Chevrolet for the second time this season. In their only other race aboard Leicht’s Camaro, they walked away with a 24th place finish after getting caught up in “The Big One”.

This weekend’s race in Charlotte marks the third time this season where all four JDM cars have been fully sponsored, and the team is very pleased. Team owner Johnny Davis was quoted saying “We here at JD Motorsports truly appreciate all of the fantastic support we have had this season. Our cars have been running as good as ever, and I take pride in knowing that more and more companies are starting to take notice. We are going to give it our all this Saturday in Charlotte to represent them well!”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Charlotte Motor Speedway for the running of the Alsco 300 on Saturday, May 25th. With this being a race close to home for many NXS teams and drivers, there is always an extra sense of pride and desire to perform. Be sure to watch FS1 for live coverage at 1:00 PM ET, or listen along on the radio on PRN. For all things JD Motorsports with Gary Keller, be sure to follow along on our social media pages @JDMotorsports01. #TeamJDM

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Through a sweepstakes announced today, one grand prize winner will have the chance to wave the green flag for the U.S. Cellular® 250 at Iowa Speedway and be an honorary pit crew member for JR Motorsports driver Justin Allgaier, who will pilot the U.S. Cellular Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday, July 27.
 
The sweepstakes, which runs May 20 through July 14, will provide the grand prize winner the chance to serve as honorary starter for the 250-lap race as well as give the winner and a guest the opportunity to be honorary pit crew members for the No. 7 JR Motorsports team. They’ll each receive an official pit crew shirt, a tour of the No. 7 team hauler, attend the driver’s meeting with Allgaier and crew chief Jason Burdett, plus sit atop the pit box for the race and more. Travel and hotel accommodations will be provided. To enter to win and to see the full sweepstakes details, visit www.USCellular250.com. The winner will be announced on or around July 15.
 
“We know that NASCAR has one of the biggest fan bases in sports, and we want to provide them an exciting and fun experience for this year’s race,” said Mike Adams, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales for Iowa and Nebraska. “At U.S. Cellular, we strive to build a connection with our communities that extends beyond our business. We can’t wait for fans to see Justin in U.S. Cellular colors at this year’s U.S. Cellular 250 along with our lucky sweeps winner.”
 
This marks U.S. Cellular’s first season partnering with Allgaier and its second year with JR Motorsports. Allgaier is a 10-year veteran of NXS competition and has 10 career victories in the series, including a win at Iowa Speedway last June. In 14 starts at the track, Allgaier has one win and 10 top-10 finishes, with a staggering 449 laps led.
 
“I think it’s awesome the opportunity U.S. Cellular is providing the fans through this sweepstakes and I’m proud to represent a brand that does so much for this sport through its partnership with our team as well as Iowa Speedway,” said Allgaier, “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the winner to be able to wave the green flag and I’m looking forward to having them with us as part of our team for the day. Hopefully they’ll get the chance to celebrate with us in Victory Lane at the end of the race.”

The U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway will air at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 27, on NBCSN.
 
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Brandonbilt Motorsports (@BMSRaceTeam) will field a second car in the upcoming #Alsco300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 25th. The primary car (No. 86) will have a teammate for the first time ever as BMS honors their past by debuting the No. 68 Chevrolet. Development Driver Mason Diaz (@masondiazracing) will drive the No. 86 with support provided by Solid Rock Carriers. Principal driver Brandon Brown (@BrandonBrown_86) will debut the second car in NASCAR’s hub of Concord, NC.

Team Owner Jerry Brown said of the milestone “We could not put together a better timeline for this Xfinity Series Season. Everybody on the No. 86 crew has continuously progressed towards their full potential,” Brown added “... The opportunity for top rides in the Xfinity Series has dwindled in recent years and the future stars of our sport need a place to go, that is the sole reasoning behind this No. 68 car, to give the future a chance on a national stage.”

Brandon Brown looks to continue his strong start to 2019 (9 Top 20’s) by debuting the No. 68 car, presented by Vero - True Social. “My goal this weekend is to show everybody in the garage that we are here to stay and be competitive, that this organization is a force to be reckoned with.” Brown went on to thank his partners “I cannot thank Vero - True Social enough for their support, I have worked very closely with them in recent months building my personal brand and working on building their platform into the top social media app.”

David Clarke, General Manager for BMS said of the achievement “Expanding to a two car operation takes a lot of planning. It takes time to put the parts and pieces into play. Fortunately for us we have been planning this for a while, though running two cars is happening sooner than anticipated.” Clarke went on to say “It definitely added some additional work to our already overworked crew but they stepped up and delivered as we knew they could.”

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There’ll be a new face in the JR Motorsports stable at Daytona International Speedway this summer. Sheldon Creed, the reigning ARCA Racing Series champion, has been named to drive the No. 8 Chevrolet Accessories/Drivers Edge Development Camaro for JRM in the NASCAR Xfinity Series event on July 5.  

A 21-year-old native of Alpine, Calif., Creed joins JRM regulars Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett and Noah Gragson to complete the team’s four-car lineup for the 100-lap Firecracker 250. It stands as Creed’s third career NXS start and first with JRM.  His previous two starts came in 2017 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Road America.

“This opportunity presented itself through the Drivers Edge Development program and the relationship between JRM and GMS,” Creed said. “I couldn’t be more thrilled at the chance to run an Xfinity car at Daytona. It’s one of those races where absolutely anything can happen, and it’s going to be fun being part of the action in JRM’s No. 8 car.”

Creed, who currently competes full-time in NASCAR’s Gander Outdoors Truck Series for GMS Racing, was one of seven drivers named to Drivers Edge Development’s inaugural class earlier this year. The program, developed jointly by JRM, GMS, and presented by Chevrolet, aims to groom the next generation of racing superstars through a tiered competition pipeline coupled with comprehensive off-track education. 

Creed becomes the seventh driver to wheel the No. 8 Chevrolet for JRM in 2019, joining Jeb Burton, Chase Elliott, Brett Moffitt, Ryan Preece, Zane Smith and Ryan Truex. To date, the team has recorded two top-five and seven top-10 finishes through the first 10 races of the season. 

The Firecracker 250 from Daytona International Speedway airs on Friday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. EST on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90.

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On Saturday, May 25, LifeShare Carolinas will proudly sponsor Joey Gase as he drives the #35 LifeShare Carolinas car in the Alsco 300. The car will bear the name and photo of Sam Bass along with Hand Prints, Hearts, and Messages from Sam’s family and supporters. Bass was in need of a lifesaving kidney transplant, and sadly, did not get one in time and passed away this past February.

During the unveiling event, Sam’s family will be given the chance to place their handprints on the car in paint and write personal messages to him. The public is invited to the event as well to place their personal stamp in support of donation and Sam. They will also have the chance to meet Joey, learn about organ, eye, and tissue donation, view Sam’s artwork, and classic cars.

Sam’s wife, Denise, says, "I'm very appreciative to Joey Gase for honoring Sam's memory in such a special way. Joey and I share a common bond related to organ donation; and we are fortunate to have his sponsor LifeShare Carolinas provide the platform for our efforts to raise awareness about this critical need of thousands suffering serious illness, possibly someone close to you. Sam would be very proud to know his legacy is being carried on to help others."

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Following Brandonbilt Motorsports (@BMSRaceTeam) noteworthy 13th place finish with principal driver Brandon Brown (@brandonbrown_86) behind the wheel at Dover (Del.) International Speedway earlier this month, officials from BMS and MAD Motorsports jointly announced today that the Manassas, Va. driver Mason Diaz will make his third career NASCAR Xfinity Series start in the upcoming Alsco 300 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway on Sat., May 25.

Diaz will drive the team’s No. 86 Chevrolet Camaro in the 11th race of the season.

Diaz has two previous starts in the Xfinity Series where he finished 18th in his debut at Richmond (Va.) Raceway (September 2018) and a 36th place finish after succumbing to a mechanical failure in his Richmond return last month.

With a second opportunity in 2019, the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East competition has set his sights to impress in his Xfinity Series intermediate debut and deliver a strong effort for Brandonbilt Motorsports.

“I am very excited to get back in a Brandonbilt Motorsports Chevrolet next weekend at Charlotte,” said Diaz. “It’s unfortunate that we had a mechanical failure at Richmond while we were running very competitively, but I’m thankful for a second opportunity with the team.

“Brandonbilt Motorsports has showed their ability to run well at the intermediate tracks, so I’m confident that will continue, and I’ll be able to conquer my learning curve in quick fashion.”

Diaz’s efforts for Charlotte will be supported by longtime partners The Sign Shop and Solid Rock Carriers.

Headquartered in Woodbridge, Va., The Sign Shop is your one stop shopping place for all your business needs for both custom and traditional needs. From magnetic signs, vehicle lettering, vehicle wraps, signs, screen printing, business cards and embroidery, see how The Sign Shop makes you shine!

Solid Rock Carriers Inc. is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from Lagrange, North Carolina. Serving the eastern United States for over 20 years, Solid Rock Carriers provides on-time delivery and superior customer service.

Additional support for Diaz’s Xfinity Series run include: Prince William Marina, and Trebor Yelgab Enterprises.

“I’m very thankful for the support of my marketing partners,” added Diaz. “The Sign Shop and Solid Rock Carriers have been with me for a long time and their continued support is appreciated. But without their support and Prince William Marina and Trebor Yelgab Enterprises a lot of my racing in 2019, including Charlotte would not be possible.”

Touted as up and coming driver in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, Diaz will expand his resume in the NASCAR Xfinity Series hoping to compete on the larger tracks throughout the remainder of the 2019 season.

For more on Mason Diaz, please visit MasonDiazRacing.com, like him on Facebook (Mason Diaz Racing) and follow him on Instagram (@masondiazracing) and Twitter (@masondiazracing).

For more on Brandonbilt Motorsports, please like them on Facebook (Brandon Brown Racing) and follow them on Instagram (@bmsraceteam) and Twitter (@bmsraceteam).

The Alsco 300 (200 laps | 300 miles) is the 11th of 33 races on the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule. Practice begins Thur., May 23rd with two 50-minute sessions beginning at 4:05 p.m. and 6:05 p.m. respectively. Qualifying is set for race day, Sat., May 25th at 9:35 a.m. The race is set to take the green flag later that afternoon beginning at 1:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), the Performance Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90). All times are local (Eastern).

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