JD MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS GARRETT SMITHLEY AND MATT MILLS TO SWAP NUMBERS FOR TWO RACES

JD MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS GARRETT SMITHLEY AND MATT MILLS TO SWAP NUMBERS FOR TWO RACES

GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 20, 2018) – JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced today that for the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th and the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3rd, Garrett Smithley will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro and Matt Mills will drive the No. 0 Chevy.

“Matt and Garrett are both very talented drivers with great potential, so I want to give them both the best opportunity to race as competitively as possible,” said team owner, Johnny Davis. “This change will positively affect our entire organization, and all of the drivers and crew chiefs believe that this is the best for our company. We had a fantastic race at Daytona, and I’m ready to follow that up with an incredible weekend in Atlanta.”

JD Motorsports heads to Atlanta with momentum after the No. 0 Flex Tape Chevy finished in the top-five and the No. 4 Flex Seal Chevy finished in the top-ten in the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

GARRETT SMITHLEY EARNS HIS BEST CAREER FINISH AT DAYTONA

GARRETT SMITHLEY EARNS HIS BEST CAREER FINISH AT DAYTONA

GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 19, 2018) – Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was a record-breaking race and one that Garrett Smithley and JD Motorsports with Gary Keller will never forget.

The Powershares QQQ 300 saw a record twelve cautions and five attempts at an overtime finish, all of which Smithley’s No. 0 Flex Tape Chevrolet Camaro survived to finish in the top-five. His fifth place finish is the best so far in Smithley’s career, and it is the fourth top-five for team JD Motorsports.

“I’m so proud of my JD Motorsports team for what we accomplished this weekend,” Smithley said. “It means everything to me to be able to give my ‘Number Nuthin’ team the finish that they deserve. You will not find a harder-working group of guys in the garage. I can’t thank Flex Seal, Flex Tape, and KSDT enough for all of the support that they give this team, and JDM team owner, Johnny Davis, for giving another chance to race this year.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

ROSS CHASTAIN BRINGS HOME A TOP-10 AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

ROSS CHASTAIN BRINGS HOME A TOP-10 AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 19, 2018) – Ross Chastain will start the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with a top-ten weekend at Daytona International Speedway in the Powershares QQQ 300.

Saturday's race saw a record-breaking twelve cautions and five attempts at an overtime finish, and Chastain managed to avoid all of them with his No. 4 Flex Seal Chevrolet Camaro fairly unscathed. Chastain survived the wild, four-wide finish in ninth place.

“It was a crazy race for sure, but we made it work,” Chastain said. “I’m so proud of my No. 4 Flex Seal team for giving me such a fast car. These guys are the class of the field, and they deserve more finishes like this. Gotta thank Phil Swift at Flex Seal for all of his support this weekend. This will be a big year for the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team, and we are off to a great start!”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

VINNIE MILLER SCORES A TOP-20 FINISH IN HIS FIRST RACE AT DAYTONA

VINNIE MILLER SCORES A TOP-20 FINISH IN HIS FIRST RACE AT DAYTONA

GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 19, 2018) – Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was rookie driver Vinnie Miller’s first time racing at the “World Center of Racing.” Despite a few bumps in the road, Miller came home with a solid 20th place finish.

Miller qualified in 26th place position for the Powershares QQQ 300. The No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet Camaro was fast, and Miller was soon racing his way into the top-ten before being caught up in one of the many multi-car crashes. Quick work by the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller pit crew kept the car on track, and Miller raced around several more crashes to finish in the top-20.
 
“Wow, what an exciting weekend,” said Miller. “We had a rough start to the weekend in the No. 01 Flex Glue Camaro, but it got better once we started the race. I think the best we were running was 7th. We had a really good restart and we were starting to pick up positions then someone turned into us and we got wrecked. We came down pit road and the JD Motorsports pit crew was able to fix the damage.  At that point, my team had worked so hard all weekend, I worked so hard and we weren’t going to quit, so we just kept digging.  We ended with a decent finish in my first race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona. 20th place was right where I said I wanted to be. I was approved to run Atlanta, and I can’t wait to get there Friday! Thank you to all my family and friends that came to see this me run my first race. Huge thanks to Flex Seal and JAS Expedited Trucking! I appreciate all of your support!”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

 JOE NEMECHEK FINISHES 23RD IN THE POWERSHARES QQQ 300

JOE NEMECHEK FINISHES 23RD IN THE POWERSHARES QQQ 300

GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 20, 2018) – Veteran driver Joe Nemechek survived a wild NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Raceway to finish in 23rd place driving the No. 15 Fleetwing / D.A.B. Chevrolet Camaro for team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.

Nemecheck qualified 16th for the Powershares QQQ 300, ran in the top-ten and top-five for much of the race, and had a chance at the win. Unfortunately, the No. 15 Chevy was the victim of one of the record number of crashes in Saturday’s race. Hard work by the JDM pit crew kept the car on track, and Nemechek was able to salvage a top-25 finish.

“I had a great run in Daytona in the No. 15 Fleetwing / D.A.B. Chevy fielded by my friend Johnny Davis,” said Nemechek. “I had a lot of fun out there. It was nice to have a car that was competitive, was fast on the race track, and was very race-y. It was fun to be able to go to the front anytime I wanted to, and I very much thought that we had a shot at a top-five if not a win. It’s unfortunate that we were involved in a wreck there at the end because it was going to be interesting to see how it all turned out.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

ROSS CHASTAIN READY TO START HIS FOURTH SEASON IN THE NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

ROSS CHASTAIN READY TO START HIS FOURTH SEASON IN THE NASCAR XFINITY SERIES

Gaffney, S.C. (February 14, 2018) – Ross Chastain is eager to be back in the No. 4 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Flex Seal will once again kick off the racing season as the primary sponsor on board the No. 4 Chevy for the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17th, 2018.

Chastain has raced at Daytona six times in the Xfinity Series, and has collected three top-ten finishes at the “World Center of Racing.” Most recently, Chastain finished 6th in July of 2017 at Daytona.

“I’ve got a really great feeling about this season,” said Chastain. “Every year that I’ve been racing with JD Motorsports, we have grown and got better. I fully believe that this will be our year. My No. 4 team put in a lot of hard work over the winter, and we’ve got our loyal partner Flex Seal back on board with us. This Saturday at Daytona is going to be the start of our best season of racing yet.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with take over the track for the first time in 2018 on Friday with practice scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, and the PowerShares QQQ 300 will get the green flag at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

VINNIE MILLER EXCITED TO KICK OFF THE 2018 XFINITY SERIES SEASON AT DAYTONA

VINNIE MILLER EXCITED TO KICK OFF THE 2018 XFINITY SERIES SEASON AT DAYTONA

Gaffney, S.C. (February 14, 2018) – After a long winter, Vinnie Miller is eager to start his rookie season in the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the season-opening PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway. Flex Glue, the newest edition to the Flex Seal family of products, will be on board Miller’s No. 01 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro as the primary sponsor.

This will be Miller’s first time racing at Daytona International Speedway. Miller only has one other super speedway race under his belt, but it was a stand-out race at Talladega Superspeedway in which Miller finished 7th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series October race.

“I can’t wait to get down to Daytona to compete in my first NASCAR Xfinity Series race of the season,” said Miller. “I am super excited and super nervous at the same time.  I have been out of the seat awhile and this will be my first time being back on the track. It will be a big learning curve.  I know it will be similar to being at Talladega in the truck.  It will be fun driving with veteran drivers who I know I will learn a ton from. I just want to learn as much as possible, have fun and try to bring home a solid finish for Flex Glue, JAS Expedited Trucking, and JD Motorsports.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with take over the track for the first time in 2018 on Friday with practice scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, and the PowerShares QQQ 300 will get the green flag at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

GARRETT SMITHLEY EAGER TO RETURN TO DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

GARRETT SMITHLEY EAGER TO RETURN TO DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

Gaffney, S.C. (February 14, 2018) – Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, has been counting down the days till the NASCAR Xfinity Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Last year’s PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona was Smithley’s best career race finish, thanks to returning sponsor, Flex Tape.

Last February at Daytona, Smithley was involved in a crash early in the race, and his day appeared to be done. However, the pit crew used Flex Tape, part of the Flex Seal family of products, to repair the damage to the car and kept Smithley racing. Thanks to Flex Tape, quick work by the pit crew, and good driving by Smithley, the No. 0 Chevy finished in eighth place. Smithley hopes to top that this year.

“I’m super excited to have Flex Tape on board for Daytona, although I am hoping we don’t need to use as much of it during the race this year,” said Smithley. “I can’t wait to get the 2018 Xfinity Series season started. I’ve got a great feeling about this year with JD Motorsports.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with take over the track for the first time in 2018 on Friday with practice scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, and the PowerShares QQQ 300 will get the green flag at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

JOE NEMECHEK TO DRIVE THE JD MOTORSPORTS NO. 15 CHEVY AT DAYTONA

JOE NEMECHEK TO DRIVE THE JD MOTORSPORTS NO. 15 CHEVY AT DAYTONA

Gaffney, S.C. (February 14, 2018) – Joe Nemechek, 1992 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion, will compete in the PowerShares QQQ 300 at the Daytona International Speedway driving the No. 15 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro.

“Front Row” Joe Nemechek has raced at Daytona International Speedway 34 times in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, scoring two wins, seven top-ten finishes, and five pole awards.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to Daytona in a NASCAR Xfinity Series racecar,” said Nemechek. “I ran with JD Motorsports a couple times last year, and we are looking to improve on that. Daytona has been a special place for me with poles, wins, top fives, and top tens. I’m very confident that JDM is bringing a car that will get me right to the front. They are a lot like my truck team, a small group of guys on a very limited budget. It’s going to be a good Speedweeks.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with take over the track for the first time in 2018 on Friday, February 16 with practice scheduled for 12:05 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 17 and the PowerShares QQQ 300 will get the green flag at 2:30 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

KSDT JOINING JD MOTORSPORTS AND GARRETT SMITHLEY FOR THE FIRST AND LAST RACES OF 2018

KSDT JOINING JD MOTORSPORTS AND GARRETT SMITHLEY FOR THE FIRST AND LAST RACES OF 2018

GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 8, 2018) – Kabat, Schertzer, De La Torre, Taraboulos and Company (KSDT), one of the largest and fastest-growing financial accounting and advisory firms in South Florida, is looking to open and close the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. KSDT will be on board the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro of Garrett Smithley as an associate sponsor for the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, and they will be the primary sponsor of the No. 0 for the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

KSDT previously sponsored Smithley in the 2017 season-closer in Homestead-Miami.

“I’m super excited to have KSDT back for 2018,” said Smithley. “We had so much fun hanging out with them last year in Homestead, and for them to start out the year in Daytona with us is really cool. Gotta thank Jeff for everything he and his team do for JD Motorsports!”

“The KSDT staff are huge fans of NASCAR,” said Jeffrey Taraboulos, Managing Partner of KSDT. “We’re thrilled with the prospect of combining forces with the good people of JD Motorsports. We’re excited about having Garrett Smithley as our driver and are proud to team up with him again. We feel this is a great opportunity to demonstrate our continued commitment to both JD Motorsports and NASCAR and look forward to continuing to grow our sponsorship.”

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

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