JD Motorsports w/ Gary Keller renews with G&K Services and signs two new crew chiefs for 2013
GAFFNEY, S.C. (February 13, 2013) — JD Motorsports w/Gary Keller is even more ready for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season than they were in 2012.
In addition to resigning primary sponsor G&K Services for a multi-race deal, they have also added some horsepower and support in their shop. The team has entered into a six race agreement with the North American market leader in branded identity apparel programs and facility services. “We are excited that G&K Services has decided to come on board again for the 2013 racing season. Their organization sees a benefit in working with our team, and we are pleased to have them as part of our program.”
The two-car team will have Mike Wallace returning behind the wheel of the No. 01 Chevrolet. And, Danny Efland is driving a very large majority of races in the No. 4 Chevrolet. Each of them has a new crew chief for their respective teams.
Marc Browning takes over the No. 01 team for Wallace. His most recent employment was with Parker Kligerman for Team 42 Racing. He’s already impressed with what he’s seen in the JD Motorsports shop.
“I have never been in an atmosphere of such hard working guys, real racers, who want to show up and compete every week,” Browning said. “I look forward to working with Mike and the whole JD Motorsports team for 2013.
“Johnny Davis (owner) has given us the tools we need to succeed. Now, we just need to put the hard work from the guys in the shop to good use and get those great finishes.”
Dave Smith returns to the JD Motorsports team and will be calling the shots for Efland at the No. 4 Chevrolet team. His prior stint with the team included working with Eric McClure and Efland during his tenure at JD Motorsports. He was also with Eddie Sharp Racing.
“Being back here with the team is great,” Smith said. “Walking in the shop again was very comfortable and I appreciate the opportunity Johnny has given me with the team this year.
“Danny is a great person and good behind the wheel. We’ve worked together in the past, so I know we’ll be good to go this year.
“Just like Marc said. Johnny has the tools and things we need to be a good team, and this group of guys is one of the hardest working bunches you’ll ever find.”
While the team has signed G&K Services, there is still room for more marketing partners on both cars for the 2013 season.