Behind the Wheel.
The Making of a Winning Team

What Drives Elliott

I really couldn’t ask for a better fan base, and for them to give me the honor twice in my career is incredible.

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.
  • The Crew Chief
    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.

    Car Chief
    Tyler Jones

    South Royalton, Joined JRM in January 2016

  • Team Engineer
    Adam Wall

    Teutopolis, IL, Joined JRM in January 2016

    Assistant Engineer
    Kevin Walter

    Albion, NY, Joined JRM in January 2017

  • Front Mechanic
    Danny Earnhardt Jr.

    Kannapolis, NC, Joined JRM in May 2007

    Rear Mechanic
    Jeffrey Schmidt

    Wellston, OK, Joined JRM in January 2017

  • Tire Specialist / Interior
    Austin Simmons

    Gulfport, MS, Joined JRM in January 2017

    Shock Specialist
    Steven Rasmussen

    East North Port, NY, Joined JRM in January 2012

  • Engine Tuner
    Brad Thompson

    Hodgenville, KY, Joined JRM in January 2015

  • Truck Driver
    Chris Waddell

    Ronda, NC, Joined JRM in January 2014

    Co-Truck Driver
    Troy Cole

  • Spotter
    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 12-time Most Popular Driver and winner of over 40 NASCAR-sactioned races.

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

  • In 2014, JR Motorsports won the NXS championship and nine wins among four driver–a single season best for the team.

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