JD MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS OVERCOME ADVERSITY; COME HOME WITH TWO TOP 20 FINISHES IN CALIFORNIA

JD MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS OVERCOME ADVERSITY; COME HOME WITH TWO TOP 20 FINISHES IN CALIFORNIA

FONTANA, CA –

This past Saturday, the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) went to the Auto Club Speedway in Sunny Southern California for the final leg of the West Coast Swing. The Swing, which started off two weeks prior at the high banked intermediate track in Las Vegas, ended with a track very similar in shape and size.

Heading into the weekend, Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 4 EZ Angus Ranch/RM Parks Inc. Chevrolet, had his hopes held high knowing that his car would have some good speed after coming home with a great Top 10 run in Las Vegas. He just missed out on making the second round in Qualifying, and ended up starting in the 15th position.

From that point on, his race was plagued with bad luck, starting off with a tire that nearly disintegrated at the end of Stage 1. He would be put two laps down to the leader, and eventually lost another lap under green during Stage 2. Veteran Crew Chief Paul Clapprood made a risky call at the beginning of Stage 3 to stay out for a wave-around, but due to the track’s abrasive nature, Ross was forced to come back down pit road under green for four new Goodyear Eagles.

Chastain ended up rallying back through the field, finishing the day off with a frustrating, yet respectable 18th place finish. He slides back a couple of positions in the points standings to 13th, just eight points below the Playoff cutoff.

Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 Cal Fire Benevolent Foundation Camaro SS, ended up having just the type of day the team needed, running calmly within the Top 20 for the bulk of the afternoon after qualifying in 25th position.

Smithley, who’s father RK piloted the fly over plane for pre-race festivities, quickly made his way up through the field and made it known that he stayed there due to his consistently quick lap times. At the end of the day, Garrett was able to bring his Chevrolet home without a scratch (which in itself is a tough fought accomplishment at California) in the 19th position. He currently sits in 18th position in the standings, 58 points behind the cutoff.

Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 01 “In Memory of Hippie” Chevrolet, came into the weekend hoping to turn his bad luck and misfortunes around. After having his best run of the season by far last week in Phoenix end up in smoke, the 01 crew came back fighting strong in Fontana.

Despite starting deep in the field in 29th, Stephen was able to scratch and claw his way through the field up to the Top 20 with the help of longtime Spotter Mike Herman and Crew Chief Mark Setzer. Cars with fresher tires were able to get around Leicht late in the running, but he was still able to bring home a respectable 22nd place finish, his best of the year. He jumps up three spots in points to 28th, not far behind the Top 25.

Finally, making his 100th career NXS start this past weekend was Florida native BJ McLeod, who drives the No. 15 Camaro SS. McLeod had a relatively nonchalant type of day, laying low near the 20th-25th positions all race. Like Chastain, BJ also had a tire go down near the end of Stage 1, which forced him to come down the pit road and lose a couple of laps. However, he was able to keep his car clean for the remainder of the race, and came home with a 24th place finish, making that his fourth Top 25 in a row. He sits in 21st in the season standings.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series has an off week this weekend, but will resume in two weeks’ time at the newly reconfigured Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, March 30th. Fans can tune into FOX Sports 1 for live TV coverage at 1:00 PM Eastern Time or listen live on the radio with the Performance Racing Network. For all things JD Motorsports, be sure to follow along on social media with the username @JDMotorsports01 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #TeamJDM

CURRENT POINTS:

13th. Ross Chastain (8 points behind Playoff cutoff)

18th. Garrett Smithley (-58)

21st. BJ McLeod (-74)

28th. Stephen Leicht (-99)

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JD MOTORSPORTS HAS UP & DOWN DAY IN PHOENIX, ENDS UP WITH THREE TOP 25 FINISHES

JD MOTORSPORTS HAS UP & DOWN DAY IN PHOENIX, ENDS UP WITH THREE TOP 25 FINISHES

AVONDALE, AZ –

This past weekend, the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) headed back out west to ISM Raceway for the running of the iK9 Service Dog 300. The 1 mile, newly reconfigured, relatively high-speed track just outside Phoenix proved to be a race of attrition.

Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 4 EZ Angus Ranch/RM Parks Inc. Chevrolet Camaro SS, started the day off with a 16th place run in Qualifying. For the majority of the race, he positioned himself within the Top 15 positions, occasionally breaking into the Top 10 at some points in the race. It was an “under the radar” type of day for the No. 4 team, solid nonetheless. At the end of the day, Ross came home with a respectable 17th place finish. He currently sits comfortably in the 11th spot in the points standings.

 BJ McLeod, driver of the No. 15 Camaro SS, started in the 25th position, and raced consistently in the Top 25 for most of the afternoon. On the last pit stop, veteran crew chief Wayne Carroll made a chassis adjustment that helped McLeod pick up some spots late in the race. At the end of the day, the No. 15 crew came home with a solid 21st place finish, helping McLeod jump to 21st in the season standings.

Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 Camaro SS, picked up the most positions out of the JD Motorsports crew after starting from the 28th position. Smithley ran a mostly conservative campaign, running around the 25th spot for the bulk of the race. However, when it came to the last stage, he was able to position himself near the Top 20, ultimately coming home with a 22nd place finish. This was Smithley’s fourth Top 25 result of the season, and he currently sits 17th in the season standings.

Unfortunately, the of bad luck for Stephen Leicht didn’t come to an end in the desert. Leicht, driver of the No. 01 Camaro SS, was having his best run of the season by a considerable margin early on. He managed to stay on the lead lap for the most part of the race, sitting comfortably in the 19th position, until his engine grenaded on lap 129. The freak accident was enough to take himself out of the race, finishing in the 31st position. He currently sits in the 31st position in points as well, and certainly wants to turn his luck around next weekend in Fontana.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Sunny Southern California with the running of the Production Alliance Group 300 at the Auto Club Speedway on Saturday, March 16th. This will be the third and final leg of the West Coast Swing, so be sure to tune in to FOX Sports 1 to watch live coverage at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (2:00 PM local).

CURRENT POINTS:

11th. Ross Chastain (43 behind leader)

17th. Garrett Smithley (-102)

21st. BJ McLeod (-113)

31st. Stephen Leicht (-140)

 

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CHASTAIN EARNS FIRST TOP 10 OF THE SEASON; THREE JD MOTORSPORTS CARS FINISH IN TOP 20 AT LAS VEGAS

CHASTAIN EARNS FIRST TOP 10 OF THE SEASON; THREE JD MOTORSPORTS CARS FINISH IN TOP 20 AT LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS, NV -

The Boyd Gaming 300 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was held over the weekend on Saturday, completing the third round of the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season. Entering the weekend, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) drivers set their sights on winning big in the desert to start their season off in the right direction.

Ross Chastain, driver of the No. 4 EZ Angus Ranch / RM Parks Inc. Camaro SS, showed up to the 1.5 mile intermediate oval with his head held high after a couple of solid weeks in Daytona and Atlanta left him sitting ninth place in the overall points standings. Due to Qualifying being rained out for the second consecutive week, he rolled off the starting grid from the 15th position. Most of his race was spent around the 12th to 14th position, and as the laps clicked off, he seemed to be setting himself up for a solid Top 15 run.

That was all until a speeding penalty late in Stage 3 was handed to the No. 4 team. Ross was forced to drive back down pit lane for a pass-through penalty, putting him one lap down to the leaders. Luckily, a caution flew shortly after serving the penalty, allowing Ross to earn the Free Pass and get back on the lead lap. The final laps were dangerous, as multiple crashes ended many competitors’ races. However, Ross was able to stay calm, cool, and collected, and narrowly avoided disaster to bring home a 7th place finish, collecting JDM’s first Top 10 of the year.

“You know, Las Vegas is a city based on luck.” said veteran crew chief, Paul Clapprood. “Once we got the speeding penalty, I thought our race was over. But as soon as I got word of the caution, I knew we were back in it. We just happened to be in the right place at the right time, and Ross did a fantastic job avoiding all of the carnage. This is a great way to start our West Coast Swing off.”

Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 “In Memory of Hippie” Camaro SS, also had a solid day in the desert. Owner’s Points had him line up in the 22nd position, but he was able to pass a few cars early in the going, and ran consistently within the Top 20 for the duration of the afternoon. He brought his car home in one piece without a scratch on it in the 18th position.

Sometimes, having a non-eventful race is a good thing, as the driver and team are able to execute their plan flawlessly without having to overcome any obstacles. Saturday’s race proved just that, and the team is ecstatic because they are able to take his car to the Auto Club Speedway in just a couple of weeks’ time without making any major repairs to it.

BJ McLeod, driver of the No. 15 Camaro SS, was also able to earn his second Top 20 in a row in Las Vegas, and was also the driver who picked up the most positions from the JDM stable. After starting in the 29th position, McLeod was able to claw his way up the leaderboard one by one, and actually was able to crack the Top 15 at one point during the race. He ultimately brought his car home in the 20th position, and currently sits in 23rd in points.

Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 01 “In Memory of Hippie” Camaro SS, didn’t quite have the same success as his JDM teammates this weekend, but was able to earn his best career finish at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The No. 01 team started from the 30th position, and fought hard all day right at the edge of the Top 25. Leicht brought his Camaro SS home in the 27th position, and now moves up a couple of positions in points to the 29th spot.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, this Saturday for the 15th annual running of the Arizona 200 on the 1-mile low-banked oval right outside of Phoenix. Be sure to tune in to see JDM drivers Chastain, Smithley, McLeod, and Leicht take on the newly reconfigured track challenges both drivers and teams in the desert heat. TV broadcast will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 2:00 PM local time (4:00 PM Eastern Time).

CURRENT POINTS:

9th. Ross Chastain (-43)

17th. Garrett Smithley (-87)

23rd. BJ McLeod (-99)

29th. Stephen Leicht (-116)


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Leighton Sibille

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JD MOTORSPORTS EARNS FIRST TOP 15 AND TOP 20 FINISHES IN ATLANTA

JD MOTORSPORTS EARNS FIRST TOP 15 AND TOP 20 FINISHES IN ATLANTA

HAMPTON, GA:

Coming off the first NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race of the season in Daytona with four clean cars, the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) race teams headed to Atlanta Motor Speedway full of confidence.

The first mile and a half intermediate track is always a tough one on both the equipment and the tires, as the track surface hasn’t been repaved since the late 1990’s. Atlanta is known as a driver’s track, one that showcases drivers’ abilities more than others due to its’ difficult nature.

Ross Chastain made his triumphant return to JDM this past weekend driving the No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS, and he led the way for the team in all on track sessions. Due to qualifying being rained out, however, the field was set by owner’s points from last season, relegating Chastain to a 15th place starting spot. He hung in tough all afternoon, running a smart race near the Top 10, all while keeping care of his equipment. He brought his Chevy home in the 14th position, scoring the team’s first Top 15 finish of the year.

Nipping at Ross’s heels most of the race was Garrett Smithley in the No. 0 “In Memory of Hippie” Chevrolet Camaro SS. Owner’s points had Smithley starting from the 22nd position, but he was able to quickly work his way through the field, and with a fortunate caution, he was able to receive the Free Pass to put himself back on the lead lap. He finished in 17th place and moves up a few positions in the points standings.

For BJ McLeod’s No. 15 crew, they had a solid, under the radar type of day. McLeod was able to take care of his equipment and manage his tire wear throughout the event, coming home with a 24th place finish after starting in 29th in his No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro SS.

Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 01 “In Memory of Hippie” Chevrolet Camaro SS, had a relatively successful weekend as well. Crew Chief Mark Setzer set the car up with a neutral feeling to maximize tire life, and it proved to be beneficial during the final stage. Some clean driving allowed them to bring home a 25th place finish after starting in 30th place.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads out west to Las Vegas, Nevada for the first leg of the “West Coast Swing” on Saturday, March 2nd. The Boyd Gaming 300 can be viewed live on FOX Sports 1 at 4:00 PM ET (1:00 PM local). Be sure to tune in to cheer on all four JD Motorsports with Gary Keller race teams and see how well they are able to roll the dice in the desert.

 

CURRENT POINTS:

9th. Ross Chastain (-33)

16th. Garrett Smithley (-66)

23rd. BJ McLeod (-76)

31st. Stephen Leicht (-88)

 

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JD MOTORSPORTS SURVIVES DAYTONA, COMES HOME WITH FOUR CLEAN CARS

JD MOTORSPORTS SURVIVES DAYTONA, COMES HOME WITH FOUR CLEAN CARS

DAYTONA BEACH, FL:

The first race of the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season was held over the weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida. The JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) teams had their heads held high entering the weekend, and they were really looking forward to starting the season off right.

At Daytona, everyone fears one thing: getting caught up in The Big One. Luckily, to plenty’s surprise, the big wreck never happened, and the race ended up being one of the cleanest super speedway races in recent memory.

Leading the JD Motorsports brigade was Scott Lagasse in the No. 4 Rimrock Devlin Chevy. After qualifying in 17th place, the St. Augustine, Florida, native stayed calm, cool, and collected, having a relatively uneventful day. He brought his Camaro SS home in the 21st position.

Next, we had Garrett Smithley, a driver who achieved a career milestone in the NASCAR Racing Experience 300, making his 100th career start. He qualified his No. 0 Flex Tape Chevy in the 26th position, and with the help of veteran spotter Freddie Kraft, he was able to make some moves to move up to finish 24th.

Coming out of Daytona with the third-best JDM finish was BJ McLeod. BJ’s No. 15 BTX Global Logistics Chevy had a mishap in qualifying, forcing him to start in 35th, but he slowly started to pick off some of his competition, coming home in the 27th position.

Unfortunately, the fanfare surrounding another JDM driver making his 100th career start came to an end early. Stephen Leicht entered the race with high hopes after laying down the 2nd best qualifying lap of the team in 23rd, but on lap 24, his No. 01 OPAV Chevy started to overheat, forcing him to bring his Camaro SS to the attention of his crew in the garage. They were unable to get him back out on track, and so he finished 38th to start the season.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia on Saturday, February 23rd. Fans can watch the Rinnai 250 live on Fox Sports 1 at 2:00 PM EST. Be sure to tune in to see how the JD Motorsports brigade stacks up against their competition for the first mile and a half race of the season.

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OPAV TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

OPAV TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC

With Daytona just around the corner, JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that OPAV is jumping on board the No. 01 Camaro SS driven by Stephen Leicht as primary sponsor for Daytona.

With 10 years in the industry, OPAV is a leading Audio-Visual Production company headquartered in Orlando, Florida, that specializes in custom event designs and creative show solutions nationwide. Along with their primary sponsorship aboard the No. 01 Camaro SS for the weekend, they will also grace the quarter panels of BJ McLeod’s No. 15 Camaro SS as well.

OPAV driver Stephen Leicht was quoted saying “I’m excited to have OPAV on my car this weekend in Daytona. We really appreciate them working with our team and hopefully we can come away with a strong finish for them to start the season off right. Experience it!”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Stephen behind the wheel of the No. 01 Camaro SS.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

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Office: (864) 488 - 1276

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About OPAV:

OUR MISSION: We believe that a partnership with our organization is an experience, and as such to those who have not worked with us before, we invite them to Experience It!

OUR VALUES: We believe in offering our clients the best service possible, at an affordable price. By utilizing our industry connections with vendors and venues, Your Satisfaction is guaranteed!

OUR SOLUTION: We work closely with our clients throughout the entire consultation process. From concept to execution, we're here to help every step of the way! Whether it's your first event, or your thousandth.

BTX GLOBAL LOGISTICS TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

BTX GLOBAL LOGISTICS TO SPONSOR JD MOTORSPORTS AT DAYTONA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC

As the season opener looms, South Carolina based NASCAR Xfinity Series race team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) has been attracting numerous companies to sponsor the team for the big upcoming race in Daytona Beach, Florida. BTX Global Logistics is the latest of a solid group of companies proud to partner with JDM as a primary sponsor.

BTX Global Logistics is excited to be sponsoring the No. 15 Camaro SS driven by BJ McLeod in the upcoming race in conjunction with longtime customer, Orlando Event Productions (OPAV). As a worldwide provider of both expedited and traditional transportation services, BTX understands the value of speed, dedication and accuracy – values it shares with JD Motorsports.

“It prides me to know that companies such as BTX Global Logistics are able to see the value in supporting our family team,” said Johnny Davis, JD Mortorsports team owner. “Our program has stepped up significantly over the course of the year, and all of the improvements made over the off season have just been waiting to be shown on the racetrack. The sponsorship from BTX will help us further our improvements, and we couldn’t be happier.”

BTX Global Logistics is a leading worldwide shipping and logistics organization with over 30 branches across North America that specializes in flexible transportation solutions for shipments of any weight or size, anywhere in the world.

Along with their primary sponsorship of the No. 15 Camaro SS, BTX’s logo will also grace the quarter panels of Stephen Leicht’s No. 01 Camaro SS.  

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see BJ McLeod behind the wheel of the No. 15 BTX Global Logistics Camaro SS.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

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Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 – 5873

 

About BTX Global Logistics:

BTX Global Logistics, a worldwide shipping and logistics organization with over 30 branches across North America, provides flexible transportation solutions for shipments of any weight or size anywhere in the world. BTX’s extensive suite of services includes air freight, ground freight, sea freight, white glove, e-commerce, fulfillment, distribution and much more. BTX is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut, where it is led by President and CEO Ross Bacarella. To learn more about BTX Global Logistics and/or request a quote, please visit www.btxglobal.com or email BTX’s Orlando, FL, branch at mco@btxglobal.com.

SCOTT LAGASSE TO DRIVE FOR JD MOTORSPORTS IN THE NO. 4 AT DAYTONA

SCOTT LAGASSE TO DRIVE FOR JD MOTORSPORTS IN THE NO. 4 AT DAYTONA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – GAFFNEY, SC:

JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that St. Augustine, FL native Scott Lagasse Jr. will step foot behind the wheel of the No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro SS at the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season opener in Daytona.

Lagasse, who is the son of road course ace Scott Lagasse Sr., has starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, and the ARCA Racing Series, where he earned two wins. His NXS career highlights include six top 10 finishes and four laps led. In 2006, Scott was tabbed to become a part of Chip Ganassi Racing’s development program for races in ARCA, trucks, and NXS competition.

Along with his starts in NASCAR, Scott has honed his skills racing Trans Am sports cars on road courses throughout North America. This race in Daytona will be his first Xfinity Series race since 2017, and he is very excited to be back. His last Daytona 300 in 2017, resulted in a 6th place finish. Scott is coming off of four straight top 10 finishes in the NGOT Series at Daytona.

“I’m excited to work with the entire JD Motorsports Team. Johnny Davis is an experienced and proven owner who has built an impressive organization one brick at a time. I have huge respect for what he has accomplished and grateful for the opportunity to work with he and his team.. It’s great to get back in a Xfinity Series car. I’m looking forward to representing Johnny as well as Rimrock Devlin with another solid Daytona race.” quoted Scott before the week leading up to Daytona.

Rimrock Devlin, a commercial developer based out of Jacksonville, FL, will be serving as primary sponsor for Scott’s No. 4 outing, a partnership that is confident in JD Motorsports’ ability to provide a fast car capable of running at the front of the pack.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Scott behind the wheel of the No. 4 Camaro SS.

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About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty’s commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

 

About Screen Your Machine™:
SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today, as a colon cancer survivor, because he got a check-up when he felt something “not quite right” with his body while training for a triathlon. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/screen) and Fight Colorectal Cancer ( FightCRC.org).

KSDT & CO. EXPAND PARTNERSHIP WITH JD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SEASON

KSDT & CO. EXPAND PARTNERSHIP WITH JD MOTORSPORTS FOR 2019 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES SEASON

GAFFNEY, SC:

As the 2019 NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) season begins to ramp up, South Florida accounting firm Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Company (KSDT) is pleased to announce an expansion of its sponsorship of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM).

The firm, which Accounting Today recognized among the largest and fastest-growing firms in the U.S., will serve as the primary sponsor onboard the No. 4 of Ross Chastain at the Ford EcoBoost 300 in November at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Along with primary sponsorship of the No. 4, KSDT will continue their primary sponsorship of Garrett Smithley in the No. 0 car for that same race. In addition, KSDT will have its logo featured as an associate sponsor on all JDM cars for all 33 races.

KSDT first worked with JD Motorsports in 2017 as an associate level sponsor at select NXS races to becoming the primary sponsor of Garrett Smithley’s No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro at the Homestead-Miami Speedway last year.

“For JD Motorsports, securing sponsorship is a big deal. NASCAR is a sport with opportunity for plenty of growth, and KSDT understands that. It brings me pride knowing that budding companies like KSDT see the value in supporting our family team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and I believe they will be able to reap the benefits by the time the season ends once again in Homestead.” - Johnny Davis, team owner of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.

KSDT will grace the quarter panels on all four JDM race cars throughout the season, so be sure to keep an eye out for them out on the track!

MEDIA CONTACT:

Leighton Sibille

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Office: (864) 488 - 1276

Cell: (909) 486 - 5873

About Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co.:

Founded in 1976, Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos & Co. is a Miami-based accounting and advisory firm that provides a full range of professional, technical, consultative and business services to regional clients in a wide range of industries. With additional offices in Homestead, Fla., and Weston, Fla., the firm provides individual and business clients with a comprehensive approach to accounting services that includes taxation, audit and review, estate planning, forensic accounting and litigation support and valuation services. The firm also offers financial advisory and property management services through its subsidiaries KSDT Financial, LLC, and KSDT Property Management, LLC.  For more information, visit www.ksdt-cpa.com or call (305) 670-3370.

 

STEPHEN LEICHT TO RETURN TO FULL TIME NASCAR COMPETITION WITH JD MOTORSPORTS

STEPHEN LEICHT TO RETURN TO FULL TIME NASCAR COMPETITION WITH JD MOTORSPORTS

GAFFNEY, SC:
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that Asheville, NC native Stephen Leicht will drive the No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro SS full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS). The 2019 NXS season will be the first full time season for Leicht since 2007.

He was quoted saying “I’m super stoked about my opportunity to drive for Johnny Davis. He has competitive cars with smart people in his stable and I’m looking forward to seeing what the season brings.”

Leicht, who was the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, comes into the season with career highlights including one win, three Top 5’s, and sixteen Top 10 finishes. His first career win came at the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky, during the 2007 Meijer 300. He currently has 99 starts in the series, with his 100th start coming later this month at Daytona along with fellow JDM driver, Garrett Smithley.

“Stephen is a great talent to have in our arsenal this season at JD Motorsports. With his experience spanning nearly ten years in the series, we are confident that he will be able to take care of his equipment, which as we all know is very important for family teams. I am genuinely looking forward to seeing how he can improve our operations this season with all the knowledge he brings to the team.” - JD Motorsports team owner, Johnny Davis.

Longtime sponsor Jani-King joins Leicht at JDM as an associate sponsor for the entire year. More sponsorship opportunities are present for the remaining races.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series season kicks off on Saturday, February 16th, with the running of the NASCAR Racing Experience 300 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Be sure to tune into FOX Sports 1 to see Stephen behind the wheel of the No. 01 Camaro SS.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
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