Johnny Davis, Owner of JD Motorsports, has been involved in NASCAR competition for over 35 years and is a life-long resident of Gaffney, SC. He began as a crew member and fabricator for several Winston Cup and Busch Series teams. As a crew member, Davis won a NASCAR Busch Series Championship with Larry Pearson in 1987. Davis also served as a crew chief in USAR Pro Cup competition. Davis is one of the longest-running, active team owners in all of NASCAR having first fielded cars in 1983. JD Motorsports became a full-time, multi-car team in 2002. JDM was originally located in Blacksburg, SC, but as the team continued to grow, Davis relocated into a bigger facility in Gaffney, SC. in 2007.
Ohio businessman and former NASCAR team owner, Gary Keller, joined JD Motorsports in 2012 as part owner with Johnny Davis. Keller previously owned an ARCA, NASCAR Camping World Truck, and Xfinity Series teams in the early 2000's, and now concentrates on marketing and sponsorship for JDM from his home in Ohio. His racing background includes owning an ARCA team in 2001, then a Truck team with Tim Sauter driving in 2003 before he moved to the Xfinity Series in 2004 and made some Cup attempts with Mike Wallace that same year. That connection is what led Keller to Davis, and the formation of JD Motorsports with Gary Keller. Keller’s business, Disaster Services, specializes in water damage and mold remediation for businesses and residential customers after hurricanes.