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Cellairis, a leading global device repair and accessory company based in Atlanta, partners with professional driver Garrett Smithley on board the No. 15 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro for this Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Rinnai 250. Cellairis was eager to team up with Smithley, who grew up in Peachtree City, GA, at his home track, the Atlanta Motor Speedway where the Rinnai 250 will take place. Smithley’s impressive top-five finish at Daytona International Speedway last weekend further boosts excitement for this new partnership.

“I’m really excited to partner with Cellairis, a cool, local Atlanta company that has strong roots in this city,” said Smithley. “This is a huge weekend for my team and we have a lot of eyes on us to see how we follow-up our Daytona finish, so it means a lot to have the Cellairis team’s support behind us.”

Thrilled to support a local top-level driver, Cellairis is proud to continue to increase their presence and foster their relationships within Georgia, where they have been headquartered since 2005.

“We are proud to support a successful, upstanding local Georgia driver,” said Jaime Brown, co-founder of Cellairis. “All of us at Cellairis are extremely passionate about our Atlanta roots and we are thrilled to partner with JD Motorsports and Garrett. Merging entertainment and retail has always been in our DNA as a tech company and we are excited for our partnership.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Rinnai 250 begins on Saturday, February 24th at 2:00PM EST. The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located at 1500 Tara Place, Hampton, Georgia, 30228.
 
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Coming off of his impressive top-20 finish in the season-opening race at Daytona, Vinnie Miller is excited to race his No. 01 JAS Expedited Trucking Chevrolet Camaro at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Saturday’s Rinnai 250 will be the first of many races in the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season in which the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller No. 01 will be sporting the JAS Expedited Trucking red, white, and blue paint scheme.

This will be Miller’s first time racing AMS, but he hopes that momentum from his Daytona finish and help from his teammates will lead to a successful weekend.

“I’m really excited to race in the Xfinity Series at Atlanta this weekend,” said Miller. “It will be the first race with our sponsor JAS Expedited Trucking, and I am looking forward to driving the red, white, and blue JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Camaro!  From what I’ve heard, Atlanta is a tough track and definitely a ‘Drivers’ track.  I understand that saving my Goodyear tires will be bonus at the end of the race. I learned a ton from my teammates last weekend in Daytona, and honestly, I’ll be leaning on them a lot this weekend.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with practice is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, and the Rinnai 250 will get the green flag at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

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Ross Chastain kicked off the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with a top-ten finish last weekend at Daytona, and he’s hoping to keep it going this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

Saturday’s Rinnai 250 will be Chastain’s fourth time racing at AMS in the No. 4 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro.

“Last week was a great week for JD Motorsports, and we’re determined to make this week great, too,” said Chastain. “It feels really good to have some momentum entering the season, and I’m looking forward to a great race in Atlanta for the No. 4 team.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with practice is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, and the Rinnai 250 will get the green flag at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

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After a long wait, Matt Mills is ready to be back behind the wheel of a NASCAR Xfinity Series racecar this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Mills will be driving the No. 0 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro for Saturday’s Rinnai 250.

Mills will have JF Electric on board as an associate sponsor.

“I’m just really excited to be making my debut this weekend,” said Mills. “I was itching to get in the car at Daytona, but instead I just had to sit back and learn. This weekend’s main focus is to go out there, get seat time, gain respect from everyone, and take care of the equipment.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with practice is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, and the Rinnai 250 will get the green flag at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

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After a stellar top-five weekend in Daytona, Garrett Smithley is more excited than ever to return to his home state of Georgia for the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS). Smithley will be piloting the No. 15 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet Camaro for Saturday’s race.

Smithley made his debut with JD Motorsports at AMS in 2016, finishing in the top-25 despite it only being his second career NASCAR Xfinity Series race.

“I’m still blown away by our performance at Daytona,” said Smithley. “Our guys worked so incredibly hard this off season to give us good cars, and it showed last Saturday. Now eyes are forward to Atlanta. I couldn’t think of a better track to follow up our top-five. It’s my home track, my favorite track, and I know we can turn some more heads this weekend.”

The NASCAR Xfinity Series with practice is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. (ET) Friday. Qualifying will start at 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, and the Rinnai 250 will get the green flag at 2:00 p.m. (ET) on FS1.

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JD Motorsports with Gary Keller announced today that for the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th and the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 3rd, Garrett Smithley will drive the No. 15 Chevrolet Camaro and Matt Mills will drive the No. 0 Chevy.

“Matt and Garrett are both very talented drivers with great potential, so I want to give them both the best opportunity to race as competitively as possible,” said team owner, Johnny Davis. “This change will positively affect our entire organization, and all of the drivers and crew chiefs believe that this is the best for our company. We had a fantastic race at Daytona, and I’m ready to follow that up with an incredible weekend in Atlanta.”

JD Motorsports heads to Atlanta with momentum after the No. 0 Flex Tape Chevy finished in the top-five and the No. 4 Flex Seal Chevy finished in the top-ten in the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

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Veteran driver Joe Nemechek survived a wild NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Raceway to finish in 23rd place driving the No. 15 Fleetwing / D.A.B. Chevrolet Camaro for team JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.

Nemecheck qualified 16th for the Powershares QQQ 300, ran in the top-ten and top-five for much of the race, and had a chance at the win. Unfortunately, the No. 15 Chevy was the victim of one of the record number of crashes in Saturday’s race. Hard work by the JDM pit crew kept the car on track, and Nemechek was able to salvage a top-25 finish.

“I had a great run in Daytona in the No. 15 Fleetwing / D.A.B. Chevy fielded by my friend Johnny Davis,” said Nemechek. “I had a lot of fun out there. It was nice to have a car that was competitive, was fast on the race track, and was very race-y. It was fun to be able to go to the front anytime I wanted to, and I very much thought that we had a shot at a top-five if not a win. It’s unfortunate that we were involved in a wreck there at the end because it was going to be interesting to see how it all turned out.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

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JR Motorsports will support Nationwide Children’s Hospital in a prominent way during the NASCAR Xfinity Series season in 2018. One of America’s largest pediatric healthcare and research centers delivering care for more than 1.4 million patient visits each year, Nationwide Children’s will have five primary paint schemes with the No. 9 team and driver Tyler Reddick this season.
 
The primary branding space in those events was made possible by the generous support of one of JRM’s partners, which made a donation to Nationwide Children’s in memory of one of its founders, Carolyn Brown. The concept is a familiar one, as several team partners have elected to donate paint schemes to worthy causes over the years, most recently in 2013 and 2015 when the No. 7 team carried Nationwide Children’s colors in two events, including a win at Mid-Ohio.
 
“Our relationship and commitment to Nationwide Children’s Hospital goes much deeper than this partnership,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports. “The work they do is invaluable, and we are honored to partner alongside them and be continued advocates of their mission. Theirs is a cause that all of us at JR Motorsports, and our partners, are firmly supportive of.”
 
A five-time winner across NASCAR’s top-three series, Reddick will drive the No. 9 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet Camaro in races at Atlanta Motor Speedway (Feb. 24), ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix International Raceway, March 10), Auto Club Speedway (March 17), Watkins Glen International (Aug. 4) and Mid-Ohio (Aug. 11). He’ll also carry Nationwide Children’s as an associate partner for the balance of the year.
 
“I know how important Nationwide Children’s Hospital is to Dale and Amy, Kelley and everyone at JR Motorsports,” said Reddick. “I’m proud to be supporting their cause and it’s been eye-opening to learn about the tremendous work they do for children and their families across the country. I’m looking forward to visiting the hospital and meeting their Patient Champions.”
 
Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Nationwide Children’s is an international pediatric referral center for children facing some of the most challenging pediatric illnesses. Research conducted at Nationwide Children’s is shared to improve care for children everywhere. As part of its nonprofit mission, Nationwide Children’s has provided all care to children regardless of ability to pay since its founding in 1892.  
 
“On behalf of the patients, families and staff at Nationwide Children’s, we are incredibly grateful for the continued generosity of Nationwide, Dale and Amy Earnhardt and JR Motorsports,” said Niki Shafer, senior vice president, outreach, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are equally excited and appreciative for the newest partnership with the No. 9 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Chevrolet Camaro team and Tyler Reddick. This ongoing support provides an opportunity for the hospital to share its mission to help kids everywhere.”
 
The Earnhardt family has a long-standing relationship with Nationwide Insurance, which is the namesake benefactor to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In 2016, Nationwide Children’s renamed its Activity Room on the hospital’s rehabilitation floor after Dale and Amy Earnhardt. Last November, the Earnhardts, along with The Dale Jr. Foundation, created the Dale and Amy Earnhardt Fund, which champions the cause of pediatric injury rehabilitation, research and prevention at Nationwide Children’s.
 
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Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was a record-breaking race and one that Garrett Smithley and JD Motorsports with Gary Keller will never forget.

The Powershares QQQ 300 saw a record twelve cautions and five attempts at an overtime finish, all of which Smithley’s No. 0 Flex Tape Chevrolet Camaro survived to finish in the top-five. His fifth place finish is the best so far in Smithley’s career, and it is the fourth top-five for team JD Motorsports.

“I’m so proud of my JD Motorsports team for what we accomplished this weekend,” Smithley said. “It means everything to me to be able to give my ‘Number Nuthin’ team the finish that they deserve. You will not find a harder-working group of guys in the garage. I can’t thank Flex Seal, Flex Tape, and KSDT enough for all of the support that they give this team, and JDM team owner, Johnny Davis, for giving another chance to race this year.”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

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Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Daytona International Speedway was rookie driver Vinnie Miller’s first time racing at the “World Center of Racing.” Despite a few bumps in the road, Miller came home with a solid 20th place finish.

Miller qualified in 26th place position for the Powershares QQQ 300. The No. 01 Flex Glue Chevrolet Camaro was fast, and Miller was soon racing his way into the top-ten before being caught up in one of the many multi-car crashes. Quick work by the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller pit crew kept the car on track, and Miller raced around several more crashes to finish in the top-20.
 
“Wow, what an exciting weekend,” said Miller. “We had a rough start to the weekend in the No. 01 Flex Glue Camaro, but it got better once we started the race. I think the best we were running was 7th. We had a really good restart and we were starting to pick up positions then someone turned into us and we got wrecked. We came down pit road and the JD Motorsports pit crew was able to fix the damage.  At that point, my team had worked so hard all weekend, I worked so hard and we weren’t going to quit, so we just kept digging.  We ended with a decent finish in my first race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Daytona. 20th place was right where I said I wanted to be. I was approved to run Atlanta, and I can’t wait to get there Friday! Thank you to all my family and friends that came to see this me run my first race. Huge thanks to Flex Seal and JAS Expedited Trucking! I appreciate all of your support!”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

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Ross Chastain will start the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season with a top-ten weekend at Daytona International Speedway in the Powershares QQQ 300.

Saturday's race saw a record-breaking twelve cautions and five attempts at an overtime finish, and Chastain managed to avoid all of them with his No. 4 Flex Seal Chevrolet Camaro fairly unscathed. Chastain survived the wild, four-wide finish in ninth place.

“It was a crazy race for sure, but we made it work,” Chastain said. “I’m so proud of my No. 4 Flex Seal team for giving me such a fast car. These guys are the class of the field, and they deserve more finishes like this. Gotta thank Phil Swift at Flex Seal for all of his support this weekend. This will be a big year for the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller team, and we are off to a great start!”

Next up for the NASCAR Xfinity Series is the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on February 24th, 2018.

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