CHASTAIN EXCITED FOR XFINITY SERIES REGULAR-SEASON FINALE

CHASTAIN EXCITED FOR XFINITY SERIES REGULAR-SEASON FINALE

Gaffney, S.C. (September 14, 2017) – Ross Chastain is hoping for a strong finish to the NASCAR Xfinity Series regular season this Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. Gerber Collision & Glass, a long-time supporter of the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team, will be on board Chastain’s No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro for the Chicagoland 300.
 
Chastain is currently 15th in the Xfinity Series Playoffs standings.

“It’s the last race before the playoffs, so that’s big for the whole series,” said Chastain. “Looking at the bigger picture than just us, I’m excited to see the big spotlight put on the Xfinity Series this weekend. We ran well at Chicagoland in the past, so I’m excited to give the No. 4 Gerber Collision & Glass team a great finish.”

Chicagoland Speedway practice is scheduled for 1:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (CT) Friday. Qualifying is set for 11:35 a.m. Saturday. The Chicagoland 300 will get the green flag at 2:46 p.m. (3:46 p.m. ET) on NBCSN.

RHODES READY TO RACE IN THE WINDY CITY

RHODES READY TO RACE IN THE WINDY CITY

Gaffney, S.C. (September 14, 2017) – Harrison Rhodes, driver of the No. 01 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, is ready to take on Chicagoland Speedway in Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Chicagoland 300.

Rhodes has two previous Xfinity Series starts at Chicagoland.

“I love racing at Chicagoland Speedway, and as long as we can get across the bumps for the longer runs, I think we can come home with a good finish,” said Rhodes. “That’ll be my focus during practice is working on the bumps and helping the No. 01 team get the car setup to handle those.”

Chicagoland Speedway practice is scheduled for 1:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (CT) Friday. Qualifying is set for 11:35 a.m. Saturday. The Chicagoland 300 will get the green flag at 2:46 p.m. (3:46 p.m. ET) on NBCSN.

VINNIE MILLER MAKING HIS XFINITY SERIES DEBUT AT CHICAGOLAND WITH JD MOTORSPORTS

VINNIE MILLER MAKING HIS XFINITY SERIES DEBUT AT CHICAGOLAND WITH JD MOTORSPORTS

GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 12, 2017) - 20 year-old Vinnie Miller will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway driving the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in Saturday’s Chicagoland 300.

Vinnie Miller started racing at five years old on the quarter midget tracks in Michigan and has been working his way toward a NASCAR career every since.

Having found success in Super Late Models, the Pro All Stars Series, Speed Weeks at New Smyrna Beach Speedway, CARS Tour and 602 Tour events, Miller began competing in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and ARCA Racing Series earlier this year. So far in the 2017 Season, he has posted one top-five, six top-ten finishes and led six laps in just 10 races.

“It is a dream come true to be able to race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series,” said Miller. “The opportunity to drive for JD Motorsports this weekend is something I never thought I would achieve when I started racing. I know Chicagoland is a challenging track and I have a lot to learn this weekend, but I plan on listening and learning as much as I can from my JDM teammates and crew chief this weekend. The goal is to finish the race and gain experience and respect from other drivers. Thank you to everyone who made this possible, especially my family and Master Mfg. Inc.”

Chicagoland Speedway practice is scheduled for 1:00p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (CT) Friday. Qualifying is set for 11:35 a.m. Saturday. The Chicagoland 300 will get the green flag at 2:46 p.m. on NBCSN.

Follow Vinnie at @VinnieMiller_  on Twitter and @VinnieMillerRacing on Facebook.
 

GERBER COLLISION & GLASS RACING WITH CHASTAIN IN CHICAGO

GERBER COLLISION & GLASS RACING WITH CHASTAIN IN CHICAGO

GAFFNEY, S.C. (September 12, 2017) - Gerber Collision & Glass, one of the nation’s leading autobody and glass repair and replacement companies, is joining JD Motorsports with Gary Keller again to sponsor driver Ross Chastain in Saturday’s Chicagoland 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. Gerber will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 0 Chevrolet of Vinnie Miller and the No. 01 Chevrolet of Harrison Rhodes.

Chastain will be driving the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 4 Chevrolet Camaro Saturday. Chastain, having another excellent season, is 14th in Xfinity Series points as the schedule reaches its regular-season finale.

Gerber Collision & Glass has been a JD Motorsports partner for seven years.

“I can’t say enough about what a great relationship we’ve had with the Gerber folks over the years,” said team owner Johnny Davis. “Just like them, we work in the car business. Racing demands quality workmanship, just as Gerber provides quality workmanship for its customers in body repair and glass replacement. It’s a perfect partnership.”

Car owners have trusted their autobody repairs and auto glass repair and replacement for more than 80 years to Gerber Collision & Glass. Gerber started with one auto glass and trim shop in Chicago and has spread to over 360 locations across the country, including over 60 locations in the Chicagoland area.

“It’s great to have Gerber back this weekend,” Chastain said. “To race at Chicagoland Speedway with such a great Chicago area company is something to be proud of. We’ll do our best for them.”

“Gerber Collision & Glass is excited and enthusiastic to continue our partnership with JD Motorsports,” said Simeen Kazmi, Advertising Manager for Gerber Collision & Glass. “Our teams at Gerber work hard to WOW every customer and be the best each day. And we know that Ross Chastain will WOW the crowd driving the Gerber No. 4 Chevrolet.”

About Gerber Collision & Glass
Gerber Collision & Glass is one of the largest operators of non-franchised collision repair centers, with over 360 collision repair centers in 20 states and provides quality collision repair and auto glass repair and replacement.

CHASTAIN 28TH IN THE VIRGINA529 COLLEGE SAVING 250

CHASTAIN 28TH IN THE VIRGINA529 COLLEGE SAVING 250

RICHMOND, V.A. (September 8, 2017)  – Ross Chastain brought the No. 4 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro home in 28th place at Richmond Raceway in the Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

Chastain qualified 21st for the Friday night race. 

“We had a very strong run going at the start of the race,” Chastain said. “We fell back around lap 100, and the long green flag runs hurt us. The No. 4 team brought a great racecar, and I’m excited to be back at it again this week in Chicago.”

The series moves on to Chicagoland Speedway for the Chicago 300 on Saturday, September 16th.

RHODES FINISHES 30TH AT RICHMOND

RHODES FINISHES 30TH AT RICHMOND

RICHMOND, V.A. (September 8, 2017) – Harrison Rhodes finished in 30th place in Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.

Rhodes, in the No. 01 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, started the race in the 38th position. The race ran green most of the night with only 3 caution flags, providing few opportunities to make adjustments to the racecars.

“It wasn’t our best night, but we hung in there,” Rhodes said. “The car had a vibration during the second half of the race, and we never really got a caution to bring the car onto pit road the check it out. I’m excited to see what the No. 01 crew has for Chicago this weekend.”

The series moves on to Chicagoland Speedway for the Chicago 300 on Saturday, September 16th. 

SMITHLEY 32ND AT RICHMOND RACEWAY

SMITHLEY 32ND AT RICHMOND RACEWAY

RICHMOND, V.A. (September 8, 2017) – Garrett Smithley, driving the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, finished 32nd in Friday night’s Virginia529 College Savings 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Richmond Raceway.

After starting the race in the 39th position, Smithley struggled with a tight racecar most of the night. With only 3 caution flags in the race, there were few opportunities to make adjustments to the cars.

“I’m proud of my No. 0 crew for hanging in there,” Smithley said. “It was a tough race for us, but the guys made great changes to the car during the few pit stops we had.”

The series moves on to Chicagoland Speedway for the Chicago 300 on Saturday, September 16th.

ROSS CHASTAIN LOOKING FOR RICHMOND SUCCESS

ROSS CHASTAIN LOOKING FOR RICHMOND SUCCESS

RICHMOND, V.A. (September 6, 2017)  – Ross Chastain is hoping for a great finish at Richmond Raceway in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 driving the No. 4 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro.

The short but fast three-quarter-mile track typically hosts some of the best racing of the Xfinity season.

“Richmond is always circled on my calendar,” says Chastain. “It’s a great track for drivers and for fans, and the No. 4 team is looking for a great run.” 

With two races remaining until the Xfinity Series playoffs begin, Chastain sits 14th in the playoff standings.

The Xfinity Series will have a one-day show Friday at Richmond. Practice is scheduled at 8:00 a.m.(ET), and qualifying is set for 4:15 p.m. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. on NBCSN.

GARRETT SMITHLEY READY FOR RICHMOND

GARRETT SMITHLEY READY FOR RICHMOND

RICHMOND, V.A. (September 6, 2017)  – Garrett Smithley, driver of the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro, is eager to return to Richmond Raceway for this week’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250.

Richmond was the site of Smithley’s first career NASCAR Xfinity Series top-20 finish early in the 2016 season.

“Richmond has is probably my favorite short track,” Smithley said. “I had my best short-track finish of my career here, so naturally I’m pretty excited about going back. We have made improvements to this car and setup all year, so I’m looking to this weekend.”

Smithley is 23rd in Xfinity Series driver points entering the race.

The Xfinity Series will have a one-day show Friday at Richmond. Practice is scheduled at 8:00 a.m.(ET), and qualifying is set for 4:15 p.m. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m. on NBCSN.

HARRISON RHODES ROLLS INTO RICHMOND

HARRISON RHODES ROLLS INTO RICHMOND

RICHMOND, V.A. (September 6, 2017) – Harrison Rhodes will drive the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro in Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 at Richmond Raceway. This will be Rhodes’ fifth NASCAR Xinity Series start at the three-quarter-mile track.

“I like the short tracks, and Richmond is almost the perfect size,” says Rhodes. “I’m sure the No. 01 guys will have a great car for me Friday night.”

The Xfinity Series will have a one-day show Friday at Richmond. Practice is scheduled at 8:00 a.m.(ET), and qualifying is set for 4:15 p.m. Race coverage will begin at 7:00 p.m.on NBCSN.