Behind the Wheel.
The Making of a Winning Team

What Drives Elliott

THANK YOU FANS!!!! I am so humbled to be named the 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver

The Family Guy

'Life has sped up since becoming a dad. But no matter how far or fast I travel, family matters more than anything.'

Fueling Good

How Elliott gives back

When he’s not on the track, Elliott’s racing toward a cure for Autism through his charitable foundation.

Elliott's favorite: BBQ

“I slip into the other apron when whippin’ up my barbeque chicken and brown rice.”

Read More About Elliott's Rankings and Stats

Road Crew

The team behind the man behind the wheel.
  • Photo of Kevin Meendering
    The Crew Chief 1
    Kevin Meendering

    A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kevin joined JR Motorsports in 2016 after over 16 years with Hendrick Motorsports. His impressive resume includes a three-year stint on Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 team and five years as the lead engineer on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s No. 88 team.

  • Photo of Tyler Jones
    Car Chief 2
    Tyler Jones

    South Royalton, Joined JRM in January 2016

  • Photo of Adam Wall
    Race Engineer 3
    Adam Wall

    Teutopolis, IL, Joined JRM in January 2016

  • Photo of Kevin Walter
    Tire Specialist/Engineer 4
    Kevin Walter

    Albion, NY, Joined JRM in January 2017

  • Photo of Danny Earnhardt Jr.
    Front End Mechanic 5
    Danny Earnhardt Jr.

    Kannapolis, NC, Joined JRM in May 2007

  • Photo of Jeffrey Schmidt
    Rear End Mechanic 6
    Jeffrey Schmidt

    Wellston, OK, Joined JRM in January 2017

  • Photo of Chris Waddell
    Truck Driver 7
    Chris Waddell

    Ronda, NC, Joined JRM in January 2014

  • Photo of Troy Cole
    Co-Truck Driver 8
    Troy Cole

  • Photo of Brad Thompson
    Engine Tuner 9
    Brad Thompson

    Hodgenville, KY, Joined JRM in January 2015

  • Photo of Landon Walker
    Gas Man 10
    Landon Walker

  • Photo of Chris Burkey
    Pit Coach 11
    Chris Burkey

  • Photo of Austin Dickey
    Front tire changer 12
    Austin Dickey

  • Photo of Johnny Roberts
    Rear tire changer 13
    Johnny Roberts

  • Photo of Allen Stallings
    Rear tire carrier 14
    Allen Stallings

  • Photo of Eric Ludwig
    Jackman 15
    Eric Ludwig

  • Photo of Brett Griffin
    Spotter 16
    Brett Griffin

JR Motorsports

A Little About Us

JR Motorsports is the professional race team and management company for Dale Earnhardt Jr. The company operates out of a 66,000-square foot facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, which is the nucleus of Earnhardt Jr.’s racing, marketing and business interests. JR Motorsports tours nationally in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), where it fields multiple teams, and regionally with its late-model program. All told, JR Motorsports boasts 21 NXS wins, 42 late-model victories, and two track championships.

  • Dale is NASCAR’s 14-time Most Popular Driver and winner of over 40 NASCAR-sanctioned races.

  • In 2015, JR Motorsports expanded into the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competition.

  • In 2017, JR Motorsports won the NXS Championship and had nine wins among four-drivers.

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