St. Louis II: JR Motorsports preview

Josh Wise No. 88 Realtree Outfitters Chevrolet "This is a weekend I've had marked on my calendar for a while now. Ever since JRM told me I'd get an opportunity to drive the No. 88 Realtree Outfitters Chevrolet, I've been really excited....

Josh Wise
No. 88 Realtree Outfitters Chevrolet

"This is a weekend I've had marked on my calendar for a while now. Ever since JRM told me I'd get an opportunity to drive the No. 88 Realtree Outfitters Chevrolet, I've been really excited. I enjoyed working with Tony (Eury) Jr. and all the guys on the 7 car this year, but being able to get in the 88 car is an amazing opportunity. I just want to make the most of it at Gateway for Bill Jordan and all the good folks at Delta Apparel and Realtree Outfitters.

"Gateway has been a decent track for me, and I'm comfortable running there. My last trip there was with the 7 team earlier this year. We were fortunate enough to finish eighth, which was my best run for them. So I can't think of a better place to try out the 88 car than Gateway. It's a little weird to think this is the last time we'll be racing there. Even though the series has been racing at Gateway for 12 years, it's a neat track with a lot history in the sport."

Danica Patrick
No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet

"I think things are slowly starting to come together for this Go Daddy team. It's like we have bits and pieces of our race where we show real progress, but something always seems to come up. Our results over the past two weeks are evidence of that. It's something that comes with the territory. It's just the unpredictability of racing. We'll be able to put the whole package together at some point, so we just need to continue to be patient. The good news is, the groundwork is definitely there.

"Pit road is another area we can work on. I felt like I was hustling (getting off pit road last week), but getting up to speed on cold tires is always a display of your comfort level with the car and your ability to take it to the limit and know where that limit is. I'm sure there's some speed to be found on green-flag stops. We'll have to look at it and see if there are places to improve for next time."

-source: jr motorsports

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Bill Jordan , Josh Wise , Danica Patrick
Teams JRM Racing , JR Motorsports