Mooresville, NC (February 13, 2014) - Xxxtreme Motorsport announced today renewed efforts to their Sprint Cup Series program and the 2014 NASCAR season.
Beginning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9 the team will set out to compete full-time with J.J. Yeley as their new driver. Yeley finished 32nd in points last season and will embark on his 10th year of NSCS competition.
"We've switched from Ford to Chevrolet and we're going out to complete full races," team owner John Cohen said. "It's a new team effort we've never shown before as far as running the full season."
Yeley was an easy decision for Cohen to hire as the two have held a great friendship since Cohen arrived in NASCAR back in late 2012. Compiling one pole, eight top 10 and two top five finishes in his short career, Yeley will pilot the team's signature No. 44 Chevrolet.
"JJ and I have been friends since I came to NASCAR, we've always mentioned working together if we could. 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," Cohen said. "JJ and I got together and we're going to try and do something special in 2014 and beyond."
Yeley shares Cohen's excitement for the new beginnings of Xxxtreme Motorsport, saying, "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 debuted back in the fall of 2012 with David Reutimann at Phoenix. Scott Riggs drove for the company during the 2013 season.
Walter Giles will remain the team's Crew Chief while a sponsor will be announced before the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
About Xxxtreme Motorsport
Xxxtreme Motorsport, owned by John Cohen, operates the No. 44 Chevrolet driven by J.J. Yeley in 2014.
Xxxtreme Motorsport burst onto the scene in 2009 in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. The team made their move to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2012 and looks to 2014 as a new stage in their young organization. Cohen has indicated that the team will compete full-time beginning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Visite Xxxtreme Motorsports on the website.
About 140 BUZZ
140 BUZZ, owned by NASCAR notable Mike Calinoff, is a dynamic social influence and public relations firm addressing the needs of clients through visibility tactics including social influence, SEO, public relations, branding, integrated and digital marketing.