JR Motorsports is the professional race team and management company for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 12-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. The company is based in Mooresville, N.C., and operates out of a 66,000-square foot facility that serves as the nucleus of Earnhardt Jr.’s racing, marketing and business interests.
JR Motorsports tours nationally in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), where it fields multiple teams, as well as regionally with its late model program. Beginning in 2015, the company will expand into NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition on a part-time basis.
In 2014, the organization won the NXS championship with 18-year-old Chase Elliott and tallied nine wins among four drivers – a single-season best for the organization. All told, JR Motorsports boasts 21 NXS wins and 42 late model victories, including track championships in 2012 and 2014.
JR Motorsports’ first foray into racing came in 2002 with a street stock car that competed at Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, N.C. After numerous wins in the local ranks, Earnhardt launched his XFINITY Series program in 2006. In 2008 he merged with Hendrick Motorsports to field a joint effort that would include engineering, chassis and engine support. The collaboration paid off as JR Motorsports enjoyed a breakout season with four victories between its two teams. With Brad Keselowski driving the flagship car, the company would score eight victories during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns. The team’s success carried through the ensuing seasons and culminated in Elliott’s championship run in 2014. Coupled with Regan Smith’s runner-up placement in points, JR Motorsports secured a one-two finish atop the standings for the first time in company history.