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HendrickCars.com is expanding its racing portfolio. This time with JR Motorsports.

It was announced today that JR Motorsports will field a fifth car in five additional NASCAR Xfinity Series races this season with HendrickCars.com serving as the primary sponsor. Current Cup Series stars and Hendrick Motorsports teammates William Byron, Chase Elliott and Kyle Larson will combine to be behind the wheel of the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro.

Elliott, who won the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship, will kick things off at Darlington Raceway (May 7). Byron will take the wheel of the No. 88 at Texas Motor Speedway (May 21) and New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 16). Larson, the defending Cup Series champion and driver of the No. 5 HendrickCars.com Chevrolet in NASCAR’s premier series, sees action at Watkins Glen International (Aug. 20) and Darlington Raceway (Sept. 3).

All three drivers have previously driven for JRM. Byron and Elliott are both past Xfinity Series champions and multi-time winners with the organization, while Larson made one start for JRM’s Camping World Truck Series operation in 2015.

“The NASCAR platform has been instrumental in helping us build HendrickCars.com into a national brand, and we look forward to continuing that momentum through this expanded effort,” said Greg Gach, president of Charlotte-based Hendrick Automotive Group. “We are committed to our racing programs and supporting our Hendrick Motorsports teammates whenever we can, and we know these additional races will benefit our drivers and teams. We’re also excited to work with Dale Jr. on this opportunity. He’s a terrific partner whose dealerships have created tremendous value for our General Motors customers. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

JRM owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been a longtime partner with Hendrick Motorsports owner and Hendrick Automotive Group CEO Rick Hendrick with four franchises located in Tallahassee, Florida: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Chevrolet, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Cadillac and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Buick GMC. Hendrick is also a minority owner of JRM.

To find a vehicle or schedule service in Tallahassee, Florida, or to learn more about Earnhardt Jr.’s dealerships, please visit https://www.daleearnhardtjrchevy.com/, https://www.daleearnhardtjrcadillac.com/ or https://www.daleearnhardtjrbuickgmc.com/.

 

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