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February 15 B.J. McLeod Motorsports to cruise into their third XFINITY Series season with a three-car team at the “World Center of Racing”
PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway
Driver: B.J. McLeod Motorsports
Sponsor: Densify, Zumongo/America’s Donuts, Alpha Prime
Daytona, Florida - B.J. McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) is ready to cruise into their third season in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. BJMM will have three Toyota Camrys in the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway, on Saturday, February 17th.
Ryan Ellis will make his debut with B.J. McLeod Motorsports, driving the number 78 Densify Toyota Camry with crew chief Joe Lax. The 28-year-old has 5 starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, 46 starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and 24 starts in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. This will be his first XFINITY season opener at Daytona. Ellis has raced at Daytona in the XFINITY Series in summer of 2016 finishing 15th. He also raced in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Daytona in 2015 and 2014 finishing 16th and 18th.
“I couldn't be happier to have Densify sponsor our racecar at the biggest race of the NASCAR XFINITY season,” said Ellis. “It’s been great getting to know their company over the last couple of months and I am already familiar with many of the people that work there. We're going to do our best to give them a great showing on the track and off and make sure that we can work together for a long time. I can’t thank everyone at Densify enough for giving us this opportunity. I'm really excited to race for B.J. McLeod Motorsports as well. They're an extremely competitive team and we're going to do everything we can to bring home a top-10 finish. I love working with Joe Lax and I know he's going to do a great job for us.”
Ray Black Jr. will also be making his debut with B.J. McLeod Motorsports driving the number 99 Zumongo/America’s Donuts Toyota Camry with crew chief Keith Wolfe. He has raced at the XFINITY season opener in Daytona during the 2017 season finishing 18th and during the 2016 season finishing 33rd. His best finish at Daytona came in 2015 in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, when he finished 5th. Last season, Ray Black Jr. ran 21 races for Bobby Dotter – SS-Green Light Racing. B.J. and Bobby have worked together for the past few years. When B.J. found out Ray did not have a ride for Daytona, he offered him a seat for the race with B.J. McLeod Motorsports. “We had the opportunity to help Ray out for Daytona and I am looking forward to working with him,” said McLeod.
Caesar Bacarella, who drove for B.J. McLeod Motorsports for 2 races in 2017, will return to drive the number 8 Alpha Prime Toyota Camry with crew chief David Ingram Jr. This is Caesar’s debut at Daytona International Speedway in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. “We are looking forward to seeing what Caesar can do at the super speedways because he actually has experience on them. Unlike Homestead, that was his first mile and a half race ever. He brought home a really good finished for us and ran well throughout the race. He has actually raced at Talladega and Daytona a couple times in the ARCA and already has good finishes there,” said McLeod.
In 2017, B.J. McLeod Motorsports had their best finishes at Daytona in the summer race, finishing 5th, 11th, and 20th respectively. B.J. McLeod Motorsports will run 2 cars full time in the 2018 season and will run a third car at select races. Drivers for each race will be announced prior to race weekend.
JW Transport had such a great success partnering with B.J. McLeod Motorsports for one race in 2017, they signed with BJMM for the whole 2018 season as an associate sponsor. "As a huge race fan, I am excited to be a sponsor in one of the top NASCAR Series. I am mostly proud to be partnering with B.J. McLeod Motorsports. This team reflects who I am; work hard, play hard. I am ready to have fun and race hard.", said Joe Wrzinski, owner of JW Transport.
B.J. McLeod Motorsports has additional yearly partnerships, thanks to EPIC Racewear, MOOG, WIX Filters, Mechanix Wear, Racing Radios, Circle Track Warehouse, ICE-FROST, Zak Products and Simpson. For the second year, Carefree Catering will be B.J. McLeod Motorsports catering partner at Daytona. Carefree Catering takes care of B.J. McLeod Motorsports for both Daytona races.
Tune into The PowerShares QQQ 300 to watch the three-car team of B.J. McLeod Motorsports. Live coverage of the biggest weekend in XFINITY Series racing will begin on Friday, February 16th. First practice will start at 12:05 p.m. until 12:55 p.m. and final practice will be held from 2:05 p.m. -2:55 p.m. Qualifying to determine the grid will take place on Saturday, February 17th at 9:35 a.m. BJMM will take the green flag of the PowerShares QQQ 300 at 2:30 p.m. Be sure to tune into FS1, the Motor Racing Network (MRN), or Sirius XM NASCAR Radio to watch or listen to these 120 laps, 300 mile season opener!
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About our Sponsors
Densify is a cloud optimization technology focused on tackling the skyrocketing costs of public cloud adoption. Delivered as a service, its patented technology uses machine-learning to automatically learn your cloud usage patterns 24/7, and proactively recommends what changes you should make and results to expect. Delivered as a service, it can achieve 60-80% savings with typical annual cloud bills.
Alpha Prime is prime performance apparel designed for the modern athlete. We have extremely fast turnaround times, top of the line products, a fantastic designer, and our sales team are top notch.
America’s Donuts uses only the finest quality ingredients to create their donuts fresh daily. They hand make everything right here at their shop. We’ve been in the donut business for over 30 years. Unlike most of our competitors who are reheating frozen donuts, we still make all our donuts the old fashion hand cut way. We feel this gives us a better tasting fresher donut. In addition to our retail operation, we offer wholesale prices to our commercial customers along with a delivery service.
Zumongo optimizes your digital reach through an easily-managed network of flexible applications. We deliver this technology to customers via self-service devices and digital signage anywhere there is a customer ready to do business, with no hardware or software costs. Our digital platform connects directly with customers to create brand awareness, and influence sales. Let us communicate your campaign, build you brand, and engage your customers. We are the fastest growing digital network in North America. Our mission is to become the leader in this point of sale media by providing a providing a fully managed, totally turnkey, digital signage media dissemination and couponing solution.
JW Transport provides customer service to companies who desire to control their supply chain and offer their customers a door-to-door logistics system. It is JW Transport’s goal to support the pre and post sale efforts of these companies in order to see them succeed in both quality customer service and improve market share. JW transport’s goal is to be the “eyes and ears” of its clients, who may not have a physical presence in the importing country. With regards to physical movement of cargo, JW Transport will arrange all transportation and warehousing on behalf of it’s clients with the goal of serving the final customer according to their needs while controlling costs.
Carefree Catering is Central Florida's fastest growing full-service caterer! Family owned and operated, our passion for elegant as well as tasteful catering goes back many years. Whether you're hosting a cocktail party for 20, a 50th Anniversary celebration for 100, or planning a wedding for 250, look to Carefree to make your event a success. Our trained event planner will work to ensure that nothing is left to chance, attention to detail sets us apart from other providers.
Ice-Frost is an environmentally friendly ice-additive that chills your beverages fast and makes your ice last longer. Ice-Frost will take the temperature down from 30 degrees to a frosty - 10 degrees. It’s not cold until it is ice-frost cold. Get Ice Frost cold and turn your cooler into a freezer!
Simpson's products have become known as the benchmark in motorsport safety products. They produce over 200 racing safety products that have continued to grow in numbers and technology as worldwide demand also has grown. Simpson won’t sacrifice ‘quality for price’ as we take your racing safety very seriously and want you to enjoy your racing experience whether it be at a professional level or purely social level with quality products that perform, are comfortable and last.
ZAK Products is an industry leading automotive chemical maintenance product line, offering a comprehensive value proposition to franchised automobile dealerships and professional Installer. ZAK’s professional grade product line is designed to drive customer loyalty by empowering installers with the training and tools needed to consistently deliver value to the consumer. Our products are specifically formulated to exceed the needs of today’s vehicles, including fuel, cooling, climate control, and lubrication systems. ZAK Products is the #1 Professional Maintenance Fluid of NASCAR.
Circle Track Warehouse Inc. offers quality new & used race parts and equipment delivered right to your door with fast and friendly service. They have new arrivals daily from the top teams in NASCAR. Circle Track Warehouse also buy, sell, and trade to keep local racing affordable!
Racing Radios has a long history not only in the sport of NASCAR, but all forms of motorsports. From the very beginning customers and clients have recognized Racing Radios as the best in the business. Racing Radios caters to ALL forms of motorsports and is continuing to push the evolution of our customers' two-way radio communication needs.
Mechanix Wear’s commitment to hand protection has earned the trust of millions of hardworking hands around the world. It’s our commitment to anatomical design, industry leading material technology and rigorous testing standards. A commitment to looking beyond conventional ideas with the drive to innovate the most advanced tools for working hands. We believe every toolbox is a signature. A testament to skilled hands. With each new market, there’s a toolbox ready to adopt Mechanix Wear gloves.
WIX Filters leads the industry in filtration product line, including, more than 12,000 unique products numbers, offering the aftermarket’s widest array of domestic and foreign nameplate oil, air, fuel, coolant, cabin air, hydraulic, and transmission filters. For more than 75 years, WIX has revolutionized the filtration industry our way – with quality and innovation. And, we’re still just as busy as ever applying for patents that will shape the history of filtration.
Epic Racewear is a company fueled by the passion of racing, with operating standards where the customer is treated as we would like to be treated – fairly and honestly. EPIC is proud to offer individual custom designs - most of which are included with a race wear purchase. EPIC strives to avoid minimums, setup fees and other supplemental charges whenever possible.
MOOG® has the reputation as “The Problem Solver” that can be traced all the way back to 1937. It continues to earn that reputation by providing not only problem-solving parts, but award-winning technical support and training materials. MOOG Problem Solver bulletins are one of the helpful tools technicians have come to count on. Today, hundreds of innovations later, MOOG is recognized and respected throughout the automotive industry as The Problem Solver.
B.J. McLeod Motorsports is an American professional stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team is owned by B.J. McLeod and his wife Jessica. The team will field three Toyota Camrys in the PowerShares QQQ 300 at Daytona International Speedway with drivers Ryan Ellis, Ray Black Jr, and Caesar Bacarella. Please email PR@BJMcLeodmotorsports.com or call (704) 230-8720 for any public relations requests.