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TC Daily Pit Stop: JD Motorsports Not Fielding Third Full-Time Entry; Clements Sponsor Returns; Rohrbaugh Running Daytona Truck Race
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, February 10th, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: Jared C. Tilton | Getty Images
Back in September, JD Motorsports announced that the organization would field three full-time teams during the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. Those plans are no more as the organization has confirmed to TobyChristie.com that the team’s planned No. 0 entry is not expected to race in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway.
A team representative tells us that the No. 0 car could appear at some point in the 2023 season, but it’s all dependent upon sponsorship funding.
PHOTO CREDIT: TobyChristie.com
It’s been a little while since we’ve seen Codie Rohrbaugh compete in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. But after taking a hiatus during the 2022 season, Rohrbaugh is set to return to drive the No. 97 entry for his CR7 Motorsports team in the season-opener at Daytona.
The 29-year old has two top-five finishes and five top-10s in 36-career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts.
Colby Howard was announced as the full-time driver for CR7 Motorsports in the No. 9 entry.
PHOTO CREDIT: Toby Christie, TobyChristie.com
First Pacific Funding, a crucial piece of the puzzle for Jeremy Clements and the No. 51 Jeremy Clements Racing team, has officially announced that it will return to the organization for the 2023 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.
First Pacific Funding will serve as the primary sponsor for Clements in six races beginning with Auto Club Speedway on February 25th. The company will return at Las Vegas (March 4), Martinsville (April 15), Darlington (May 13), Texas (September 23) and Las Vegas (October 14).
Additionally, First Pacific Funding President Steve Carnes revealed that JCR has invested heavily in engine power improvements, engineering support and will have a NASCAR Cup Series pit crew during the 2023 season.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jacob Kupferman | ARCA Racing
At just 18 years old, Jesse Love has already achieved a lot in the world of racing. The youngster is already a two-time ARCA Menards Series West champion, and he is set to compete full-time in the ARCA Menards Series in 2023. And on Thursday, it was announced that Love will make his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut for TRICON Garage this year.
Love will make his debut in the No. 1 entry for TRICON Garage at Gateway on June 3rd, and he’ll make two additional starts after Gateway. Love will also run Kansas Speedway in September and the season-finale at Phoenix Raceway.
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