JR Motorsports is the professional race team and management company for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 11-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 Nationwide Series, where it fields multiple teams, as well as regionally with its late model program. Entering the 2014 season, the company boasts 12 Nationwide Series wins and more than 30 late model victories, including a track championship in 2012.
JR Motorsports first foray into racing came in the form of a street stock car that competed at Concord Motorsports Park in Concord, N.C., during the summer of 2002. After numerous wins in the local ranks, Earnhardt launched his Nationwide 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 among its two teams. With driver Brad Keselowski driving the flagship car, the company would score eight victories during the 2008 and 2009 campaigns.
JR Motorsports finished third in the 2013 Nationwide Series point standings with driver Regan Smith, tying the company’s best points finish set by Keselowski in 2008 and 2009. The 2013 season featured multiple victories, including Smith’s dominating performance at Michigan International Speedway on June 15.