Jimmy Weller will partner with Engine Parts Plus and Genmak Geneva-Liberty Steel for the season opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, February 21. It will be Weller's first start at the historic speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., and will kick off a 12-race schedule in the No. 08 Chevrolet Silverado with Mooresville, N.C.-based SS Green Light Racing.
"It means a lot to me to be able to race at Daytona International Speedway," commented Weller. "There is so much history at this track, and it's always an exciting race. I've never driven on a track quite this big, but anything can happen in these superspeedway races. I'm looking forward to getting on the track with our Engine Parts Plus / Genmak Geneva-Liberty Steel Chevrolet."
Weller, a second-generation racer, began his career racing modifieds and sprints on both dirt and asphalt tracks across the Northeast and Midwest. Despite sustaining critical injuries in an accident at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in 2004, Weller climbed back behind the wheel, but this time in a stock car. After making over 20 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Weller transitioned to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2013 where he made his debut with SS Green Light Racing. After a successful relationship last season, the group plans to run at least 12 races together throughout the 2014 season.
"We're really happy to have Jimmy back in our truck this season," commented team owner Bobby Dotter. "We ran a few races together last season and he did a great job representing SS Green Light Racing both on and off the track. He brings a lot of talent and energy to our team and we're looking forward to having him in our truck this season. Jason Miller will serve as his crew chief this year-it seems like Jason, Jimmy and the team have been able to build some chemistry already, so we're excited to see what the No. 08 Engine Parts Plus / Genmak Geneva-Liberty Steel Chevrolet team is able to accomplish with an extended schedule this season."
Engine Parts Plus, who partnered with Weller in 2013, will return as co-primary on Weller's No. 08 Chevrolet Silverado for the NextEra Energy Resources 250. Joining them will be Genmak Geneva-Liberty Steel to mark the Youngstown, Ohio-based company's first venture into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Integrated Metal Products, a longtime supporter of Weller, and Maxim Racewear will also partner with the rookie driver in his debut at Daytona International Speedway.
"It's been very cool to see so many great companies come together to support my effort at Daytona International Speedway this season," commented Weller. "Engine Parts Plus joined us last year and I'm excited to have them back with us again at Daytona. Genmak Geneva-Liberty Steel and Integrated Metal Products have both been great supporters of mine over the years too, and I'm excited to continue representing them in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. To partner with all of them, plus Maxim Racewear--it's a great vote of confidence to know that my partners believe in me and believe in what we're doing."
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