MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2013) – Accomplished sports car racer Johnny O’Connell will drive for JR Motorsports in the June 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today. O’Connell will make up a two-team contingent for JR Motorsports at Road America that includes Nationwide Series point leader Regan Smith.
O’Connell, a longtime GM factory driver and recent inductee into the Sebring Hall of Fame, will drive the No. 5 CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet at Road America, the first of three road-course venues the Nationwide Series will visit in 2013. This will mark O’Connell’s first-ever race in a NASCAR stock car.
Slate Includes Six Companion Events, First Trips To Pensacola And Road Atlanta
2013 Slate To Begin With Inaugural UNOH Battle At The Beach
NASCAR announced today the 2013 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule that features 15 points races at 13 different tracks across the eastern United States.
The 27th season of K&N Pro Series East competition will see NASCAR's top developmental division visit 10 states highlighted by six national series companion events including a pair of first-time visits to Florida.