Former JRM winner to carry AER sponsorship for Aug. 17 NNS race
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 1, 2013) – Ron Fellows, the accomplished sports car and road racer, will drive for JR Motorsports in the Aug. 17 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. General manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller made the announcement today.
Fellows will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet Camaro SS and carry primary branding from AER Manufacturing, a world leader in engine remanufacturing for the past 60 years. AER has sponsored Fellows in previous NASCAR ventures – including last year at Road America – and has backed Fellows in the Trans Am Series and American Le Mans Series since 1990.
“We’re thrilled to have Ron back in a JR Motorsports Chevrolet for the sixth consecutive year,” said Earnhardt Miller. “Ron is a fierce competitor to watch and a tremendous talent who isn’t satisfied with anything less than victory. As always, he’ll bring a wealth of experience and knowhow to our road course program at Mid-Ohio.”
A former winner for JRM, Fellows was victorious in the No. 5 Chevrolet on Aug. 2, 2008, at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. He holds four career Nationwide Series wins, earning three at Watkins Glen International. Along with those victories, Fellows has 12 top-fives, 15 top-10s and two poles in only 24 career starts.
“I’m extremely grateful to Dale Jr., Kelley and my friends at AER Manufacturing for helping put this program together,” Fellows said. “As a racer, anytime you can get in the type of equipment that JRM offers, you expect good things. If our past success is any indication, I think we have a great chance of ending up in victory lane at Mid-Ohio. With the series heading there for the first time, it will be an exciting race for sure.”
Fellows, a native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, scored top-five finishes in each of his three starts for JRM. His tally includes top-10 finishes in nine of 12 career races with JRM.
A longtime sports car and road-racing veteran, Fellows is credited with three class championships in the American Le Mans Series, two class wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and 19 overall victories in the Sports Car Club of America’s Trans-Am Series as a member of the Corvette Racing Team. His NASCAR credentials include six overall wins (two in the Camping World Truck Series), and two runner-up finishes in Sprint Cup competition.
ABOUT JR MOTORSPORTS:
Based in Mooresville, N.C., JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operation for Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s 10-time Most Popular Driver and winner of more than 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races. JR Motorsports competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series, in which it has earned 12 victories since its inception in 2007. In 2012 the JRM late model program won the track title at Motor Mile Speedway with driver Josh Berry, giving the company its first-ever championship. To learn more about the organization, its drivers and its sponsorship opportunities, visit www.jrmracing.com.