Road-Course Veteran Fellows Returns To Drive JRM's No. 88 AER Manufacturing and Grand Touring Vodka on board for two races MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 1, 2010) - When the JR Motorsports flagship No. 88 team travels to NASCAR Nationwide Series ...
Road-Course Veteran Fellows Returns To Drive JRM's No. 88
AER Manufacturing and Grand Touring Vodka on board for two races
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (June 1, 2010) - When the JR Motorsports flagship No. 88 team travels to NASCAR Nationwide Series road-course events at Road America and Watkins Glen International later this season, it will have one of the best road-course drivers in the sport behind the wheel and two brand new sponsorship partners on its hood.
AER Manufacturing will sponsor the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by decorated road racer Ron Fellows in the June 19 race at Road America. Fellows has driven for JR Motorsports three times before, winning at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on Aug. 2, 2008. AER Manufacturing has been a world leader in engine remanufacturing for the past 60 years, and has supported Fellows in the Trans Am Series, NASCAR and the American Le Mans Series since 1990.
Grand Touring Vodka, which announced a new partnership with JR Motorsports earlier this month, will be Fellows' primary sponsor in the Aug. 7 race at Watkins Glen International. It will mark the third of 10 sponsored races for Grand Touring Vodka in 2010, as the vodka brand will be on the No. 88 at Daytona International Speedway (July 2) and O'Reilly Raceway Park (July 24).
"It's great to be back with JR Motorsports this year," the 50-year-old Fellows said. "I'm extremely grateful to AER and GT Vodka for making this program possible. I know we'll be competitive and able to run up front at these facilities."
A native of Windsor, Ontario, Fellows owns three career starts with JR Motorsports, notching one win and two top-five finishes. In 2008, Fellows earned the team its first road-course victory at Montreal after leading seven laps. His best finish in 2009 was a fifth-place showing at Watkins Glen.
"We are thrilled to have Ron back with us," said JR Motorsports general manager and co-owner Kelley Earnhardt. "He is an incredible talent behind the wheel, and he will bring a lot of experience and insight to our program. Any time he's driving, he's a threat to win."