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J.J. Yeley lands Sprint Cup Series ride

February 13, 2014, Staff report,

Yeley will compete full-time with team beginning with March 9 race at Las Vegas

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J.J. Yeley will drive for Xxxtreme Motorsport in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series beginning with the March 9 race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Yeley will pilot the team's No. 44 Chevrolet for team owner John Cohen. The team had previously used cars from Ford.

Walter Giles will serve as the team's crew chief. A sponsor will be announced before The Profit on CNBC 500 presented by Small Business Fueling America at Phoenix International Raceway.

"I am excited that we were able to work it out that we can work together," Yeley said in a team release. "John has such a deep passion for NASCAR and wanting to be a successful part of it. The program he has in place for 2014 is impressive; the engine package, being self sufficient and still being a small team yet having the feel of a larger team. That for me is all very exciting."

Scott Riggs drove in six races for the team last season and David Reutimann drove in one race for the team in 2012.

Yeley finished 32nd in points last season, driving in 35 races for Tommy Baldwin Racing. The 2014 season will mark Yeley’s 10th season in the sport's premier level.


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