From Official Press Release:
Sprint Cup Veteran Will Split Time Between Nos. 55 and 38 Fords
Statesville, N.C. (July 18, 2011) - J.J. Yeley will join Front Row Motorsports for the remainder of the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule, splitting time between the No. 55 Ford and the No. 38 Ford. The seven-year Sprint Cup veteran filled in for Travis Kvapil in the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford at New Hampshire Motor Speedway last weekend, finishing 23rd.
“J.J. is a great addition to our team,” said team owner Bob Jenkins. “He brings a lot of good experience and it showed right away in his first weekend in one of our cars. We’re still a relatively young team and trying to grow each year, and I think bringing J.J. aboard is a good step in that progress.”
Yeley had been driving for Whitney Motorsports for the first half of the 2011 season. He joins fellow veteran drivers Kvapil and David Gilliland as teammates at Front Row.
“When they said they were looking to add someone, I jumped at the opportunity,” said Yeley. “I’m really looking forward to working with the Ford horsepower under the hood – it’s phenomenal. And, as a team, we all worked well together. We had a good first week together, and we’re just going to keep building from there.”
Yeley will be in the No. 55 Ford for the series’ next race July 31 at Indianapolis (Ind.) Motor Speedway.
About Front Row Motorsports:
Front Row Motorsports is a Statesville, N.C.-based race team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Formed in 2005 by restaurant entrepreneur Bob Jenkins, the team has competed in NASCAR racing in each year since its inception, expanding full-time to the premier Sprint Cup Series in 2009. The team partners with Ford Racing and Roush-Yates Engines to field the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford driven by David Gilliland and the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford driven by Travis Kvapil.