EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO PARTNER WITH THE BEST: JASON JOHNSON RACING (JJR) AND DAVID GRAVEL ARE JOINING FORCES WITH AXALTA AND JEFF GORDON FOR THE 59TH ANNUAL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!

July 23rd, 2019

ROCKY MOUNT, MISSOURI (July 22, 2019) – We are honored and grateful to have the opportunity to partner with Axalta as the primary sponsor on the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) #41 with David Gravel behind the wheel at the 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. It has been a pleasure collaborating closely with everyone involved to work through the details as we put this deal together. We are excited to unveil the beautifully prepared Axalta color scheme that Sean Cain at Blackbeard designed and Noah Ennis at Shell Shock is painting for the debut August 8th through the 11th at Knoxville Raceway. We also greatly appreciate all the encouragement, support and guidance that Jeff Gordon has provided in working to team up with Axalta.

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MAKING LEMONADE OUT OF A LEMON AT ELDORA: A FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN THE 36TH ANNUAL KINGS ROYAL AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY AFTER A SLOW START EXEMPLIFIES THE CHARACTER OF THIS DRIVER AND TEAM

July 20th, 2019

ROSSBURG, OHIO (July 20, 2019) – On another hot day with the temperature index hovering around 100 did not stop the fans from packing the house at Eldora Speedway for the 36th running of the Kings Royal. There 61 cars registered in the pit area of the famous half mile oval with one of them being the JJR #41 Team with their driver David Gravel. The race format that would be followed would be the one established by Earl Baltes for this great event with a few new twists added this year. No matter what, this event is always entertaining and just keeps getting better and better year after year.

A Top Five Finish at the 36th Annual Kings Royal for David Gravel and the JJR #41 Team!

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GRAVEL WAS A COMPETITIVE KNIGHT AT ELDORA: AFTER SETTING QUICK TIME AGAIN, GRAVEL DRIVES THE J.R.C. TRANSPORTATION #41 MAXIM TO A RUNNER UP FINISH IN THE KNIGHT BEFORE THE KINGS ROYAL

July 19th, 2019

ROSSBURG, OHIO (July 19, 2019) – As the temperatures rose above 90 degrees all day at the track, the drivers and team were looking forward to getting back on the famous Eldora Speedway half mile for the Knight Before the Kings Royal. The JJR #41 Sprint Car Team hauler was pulled in a parking spot in the infield and were surrounded by a sea of top talent. There were 60 cars lining the pit area for the third consecutive night of racing at “The World’s Greatest Dirt Track” . . . Eldora Speedway! Read more »

FORWARD MOMENTUM CONTINUES IN THE JOKERS WILD: GRAVEL WHEELS THE DURST INC. #41 MAXIM TO THE FRONT OF THE FIELD WITH AN IMPRESSIVE RUN AND PODIUM FINISH AT THE ELDORA SPEEDWAY

July 18th, 2019

ROSSBURG, OHIO (July 18, 2019) – There is just something special about Eldora Speedway. Everyone associated with the track is engaged, does their job well, and just cares about making your experience one that not only you enjoy, but also one that makes you want to come back. Combine that effort with great racing and there is no wondering why they call this place “The Greatest Dirt Track” . . . because it is! After the sun shined down on the surface and the mercury rose in the thermometer to oppressive levels all day, the track crew did a fabulous job preparing the racing surface for the 54, yes 54, 410 sprint cars teams and drivers that lined the infield pit area of the famous half mile oval for the fourth running of the Jokers Wild.

Gravel Certainly No Joke As He Secures A Podium Finish in the Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway!

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A WORKMANLIKE EFFORT YIELDS RESULTS AT THE BIG E: THE JJR TEAM WORKS HARD ALL NIGHT LONG AND COMES AWAY WITH A RUNNER-UP FINISH AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY IN THE #LETSRACETWO MAKEUP EVENT

July 17th, 2019

ROSSBURG, OHIO (July 17, 2019) – After rain washed away racing action on Tuesday night at Attica Raceway Park for the 31st Annual Brad Doty Classic, the team headed to Eldora Speedway to kick off four consecutive nights of high speed action at the ultra-fast, high-banked half mile oval nestled in the middle of the cornfields that line northwest Ohio. There were 42 cars in the pit area along with the 28 USAC sprint cars for a full night of racing. Read more »

CHASING THE BADGER (AND SCHATZ) IN WISCONSIN: GRAVEL PULLS OFF A RUNNER-UP FINISH IN THE BADGER 40 AT WILMOT RACEWAY IN AN EXCITING 40 LAPS AS HE TRIES TO TRACK DOWN SCHATZ AT THE END OF THE RACE

July 13th, 2019

WILMOT, WISCONSIN (July 13, 2019) – As track officials were turning the lights off at Hartford Speedway after David Gravel took the checkers on Friday night, the JJR #41 team headed out for their trek around the bottom of Lake Michigan and through Chicago en route to the Kenosha County Fairgrounds, home to the 1/3-mile, semi-banked Wilmot Raceway, for the Badger 40 on Saturday night. There were 23 teams parked in the pit area awaiting the driver’s meeting to kick off the night of racing. One of those was the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41. Read more »

GRAVEL SUCCESSFUL IN THE BATTLE OF MICHIGAN: A DETERMINED EFFORT AND DRIVE AT HARTFORD SPEEDWAY PUTS THE GREBER RACING COMPONENTS #41 IN VICTORY LANE WITH THE CHECKERED FLAG IN HAND

July 12th, 2019

HARTFORD, MICHIGAN (July 12, 2019) – David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were back on the road, this time with the GPS taking them to Hartford Speedway in Michigan as part of their summertime journey. This driver and team have been running so strong in the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/J.R.C. Transportation #41 Maxim lately with eleven consecutive top ten finishes coming into the night of racing. There was a huge crowd on hand to see the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars do what they do best at Hartford Speedway with 23 cars entered and lined up in the pit area at the 3/8-mile oval.

David Gravel and the JJR #41 Team Pick Up Their Fourth Victory of the 2019 Season in the Battle of Michigan at Hartford Speedway!

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A RESILIENT RUN IN WISCONSIN: QUICK TIME AGAIN AND A RUNNER-UP FINISH TO CAP OFF THE FVP PLATINUM BATTERY SHOWDOWN AT CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY IS REWARDING FOR BOTH THE DRIVER AND THE JJR #41 TEAM

July 6th, 2019

NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN (July 6, 2019) – After finishing Friday night’s unfinished business with a seventh place finish, after rain washed out the final 28 laps on Friday night, David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were determined to rebound in the regular show at Cedar Lake Speedway on Saturday. This is a resilient bunch of people, a characteristic deeply embedded in this team under their fallen leader Jason Johnson, and they were ready to go racing again at the 3/8-mile, high-banked oval. They had a little something extra special they were working for as Jason’s birthday is July 7th. He would have been 43 year old. There were once again 26 cars in the pit area chasing the winner’s prize on the second night of the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown. Read more »

AN EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY AT CEDAR LAKE: AFTER SETTING QUICK TIME AND LEADING THE FEATURE EARLY, GRAVEL COLLECTS A 7TH PLACE FINISH AFTER AN 18 HOUR RAIN DELAY IN NIGHT #1 OF THE FVP PLATINUM BATTERY SHOWDOWN

July 5th, 2019

NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN (July 5, 2019) – The team continued the Fourth of July weekend of high speed racing action as they trekked to New Richmond, Wisconsin on Friday night for the first of two nights of racing in the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Cedar Lake Speedway. The JJR #41 team was one of 26 teams registered at the pit gate and lined up in the pit area on this night to compete in their Durst, Inc./Jansen Transportation #41 Maxim. Unfortunately, the precipitation that has been following the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series around the country this season had elected to find them again as dark clouds replaced the crisp blue skies from earlier in the day as the night went on creating some havoc. Track officials did an absolutely terrific job navigating around the obstacles the rain imposed most of the night. Read more »

STAR SPANGLED START IN SOUTH DAKOTA: A FIFTH-PLACE FINISH AT BROWN COUNTY SPEEDWAY STARTS THE INDEPENDENCE DAY EXTENDED WEEKEND OF RACING FOR DAVID GRAVEL AND THE JJR #41 TEAM

July 3rd, 2019

ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA (July 3, 2019) – After consistent rain throughout the Midwest over the past few months, the dark clouds finally gave way to more welcoming white puffy clouds backed by blue skies and sunshine to welcome David Gravel and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Series stars to Brown County Speedway for the Star Spangled Showdown at the 1/3-mile, high banked track. It was the WoO series first return to the track in three years and their third overall with the first being in 1985. There were 22 cars set to take to the track on this visit with the goal of entertaining the many fans in the grandstands. Read more »

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