CJM Racing

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CJM Racing
Owner(s) Bryan Mullet, Tony Mullet
Base Mooresville, North Carolina
Series Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series
Car numbers 89 (Sprint Cup) 72 (Sprint Cup) 11 (Nationwide) 14 (Nationwide) 6 (Camping World)
Race drivers Mike Bliss, Kertus Davis, David Gilliland, Denny Hamlin, Jason Keller, Scott Lagasse Jr., Brent Sherman, Mike Skinner, Brandon Whitt
Sponsors America's Incredible Pizza Company, Carfax, FedEx, Force Protection Inc., Ridemakerz
Manufacturer Chevy, Ford, Toyota
Opened 2001
Closed 2009
Career
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0

CJM Racing was a NASCAR Nationwide Series team. It fielded the number 11 car for a variety of drivers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Businessmen Bryan and Tony Mullet formed Victory Motorsports in 2006 when they purchased the Sprint Cup equipment of Faith Motorsports from Morgan Shepherd. After failing to make the field for each of the early attempts, Shepherd and the team went their separate ways and the team changed its name to CJM Racing. Kertus Davis and David Gilliland, and Brent Sherman took over the newly renumbered Dutch Quality Stone number 72 car. Mike Skinner drove the car for two races that season.

NASCAR Nationwide Series[edit]

The team announced that Brandon Whitt would be the team's Cup driver for 2007, but after three races, it switched to the Busch Series and the number 11.[1] Jason Keller served as the team's driver and Force Protection Inc. and vehicle history company Carfax signed as sponsors.[2] Keller was moderately successful in the number 11, with four of his five top 10 finishes for 2007 coming in that car. Keller also made his historic 418th start in the number 11, beating the record set by Tommy Houston.

CJM started 2008 unsponsored, but negotiated a one race contract for Las Vegas with America's Incredible Pizza Company, which turned into a race by race sponsorship and eventually a season long sponsorship. Desiring new direction, the team released Keller after the fall Richmond race, heading to Baker Curb Racing. The team signed former Chip Gannasi Racing driver, Scott Lagasse Jr. for the rest of 2008 and 2009.

The team switched to Toyota with support from Joe Gibbs Racing for 2009. After the U.S. Cellular 250, it released Lagasse and replaced him with Trevor Bayne, Kelly Bires, Mike Bliss, Denny Hamlin, Andrew Ranger, and Brian Scott. With the driver's release, America's Incredible Pizza left as well, leaving Ridemakerz and FedEx to assume sponsorship. The team also fielded the number 14 Lofton Cattle Toyota to Justin Lofton in the Carfax 200, starting 19th and finishing 16th in Lofton's series debut.

Suspending operations[edit]

December 18, 2009, the team announced that it would suspend operations for 2010.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daytona Duel: Brandon Whitt preview". Motorsport.com. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  2. ^ "BUSCH: CJM Racing announce 2008 plans". Motorsport.com. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "CJM Racing suspends operations". ESPN. Associated Press. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 

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