Clint Bowyer will make a return to NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) competition with JR Motorsports (JRM), the team announced today. Bowyer, a veteran racer and 19-time NASCAR national series winner, will drive JRM’s No. 88 entry at Chicagoland Speedway (Sept. 17) with partnership from Morton Buildings.
Based in nearby Morton, Ill., Morton Buildings specializes in constructing high-quality, long-lasting structures ranging from farm shops, equestrian facilities, hobby buildings, garages, churches, municipal buildings, airplane hangars, custom homes, commercial structures and general storage buildings. The company is now in its third year of partnership with JRM.
“When Dale Jr. offers to let you drive his car, there’s only one answer and that’s ‘yes’,” said Bowyer. “JR Motorsports is certainly on a roll right now and I know those guys are working hard to make the boss happy by building fast cars. It’s going to be a blast wheeling that No. 88 Morton Buildings Chevrolet around Chicagoland in the Xfinity race. It’s going to be even better when we can celebrate with the boss in Victory Lane.”
A native of Emporia, Kan., Bowyer earned a NXS championship in 2008 and tallied a total of eight career victories in the series. His most recent NXS start came in 2012 at Daytona International Speedway.
“We’re excited to be partnering with JR Motorsports and Clint Bowyer for the upcoming Xfinity Series race at Chicagoland Speedway,” said Morton Buildings Marketing Manager Brian Haraf. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the team and support a member of our extensive family of building owners.”
Bowyer, who currently races full-time for HScott Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, is named as the ninth driver to pilot JRM’s No. 88 “All-Star” Chevrolet in 2016. He joins Josh Berry, Alex Bowman, Cole Custer, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, Kenny Habul, Kevin Harvick and Regan Smith. In nine starts this season, the team holds two wins (Daytona and Richmond), five top-five and eight top-10 finishes.
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