Xxxtreme Motorsport will begin its season March 9th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, putting together a full-time campaign with veteran driver JJ Yeley behind the wheel of the No. 44 Chevrolet.
"We've switched from Ford to Chevrolet and we're going out to complete full races," said team owner John Cohen. "It's a new team effort we've never shown before as far as running the full season."
"JJ and I have been friends since I came to NASCAR, we've always mentioned working together if we could,” continued Cohen. “This opportunity came about when he mentioned he was available for this season and I knew that he was the driver to take our team to the next level. We've always said if we could do something together it would be pretty special. JJ and I got together and we're going to try and do something special in 2014 and beyond."
Yeley commented, "I am excited that we were able to work it out that we can work together. 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 in 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."
Xxxtreme Motorsport, which debuted in the Nationwide Series in 2009, made the move to the Sprint Cup Series in the fall of 2012 with David Reutimann at Phoenix. Scott Riggs drove for the team in 2013.
Walter Giles will remain the team's crew chief, with a sponsor announcement expected before The Profit on CNBC 500, presented by Small Business Fueling America at Phoenix International Raceway.
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