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JR Motorsports hires JJ to drive #7 @ the Glen

Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:52 pm

From scene daily..........

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s JR Motorsports is planning on hiring Hendrick Motorsports teamamte Jimmie Johnson to drive its No. 7 Nationwide Series car for the Zippo 200 next month at Watkins Glen, a team spokesman confirmed.

Johnson, who has not competed in a Nationwide event since October 2008, will use the race to get extra seat time on the road course. The Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen will be held the following day.

JR Motorsports has three races left to fill in its driver lineup for the No. 7 car.

Josh Wise will drive at least four more races (Indianapolis, Iowa, Bristol, Charlotte) and Danica Patrick will drive in six more events (Montreal, Richmond, Kansas, Texas, Phoenix and Homestead). Currently open are Atlanta, Chicagoland and Dover.

The No. 7 team is 11th in the series owner standings.

Re: JR Motorsports hires JJ to drive #7 @ the Glen

Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:34 pm

DYN-O-MITE!

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Re: JR Motorsports hires JJ to drive #7 @ the Glen

Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:54 am

ya made me cringe, MW, i was gonna joke and say im sure a diecast will be made, and read today of course one is bein made, that is all jr does, everyone who drove the 7 had a diecast made, he cant win races, but he knows the fools will run out and get the diecast cuz it has the jr nation logo on the box.....

Re: JR Motorsports hires JJ to drive #7 @ the Glen

Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:59 pm

hey the #7 might actually get a decent finish now.

Re: JR Motorsports hires JJ to drive #7 @ the Glen

Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:24 pm

if it benefits the48 on sunday im all for it, i heard in a jr interview that they are using the 88 cup team, cuz they need the practice..........
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