CJM Racing

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Owner(s) Bryan Mullet, Tony Mullet
Base Mooresville, North Carolina
Series Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, Camping World Truck Series
Notable car numbers 89 (Sprint Cup) 72 (Sprint Cup) 11 (Nationwide) 14 (Nationwide) 6 (Camping World)
Notable drivers Mike Bliss, Kertus Davis, David Gilliland, Denny Hamlin, Jason Keller, Scott Lagasse Jr., Brent Sherman, Mike Skinner, Brandon Whitt
Notable 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. They fielded the #11 car for a variety of drivers.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series[edit]

Victory Motorsports was formed in 2006 when two businessmen, Bryan and Tony Mullet, purchased the Sprint Cup equipment of Faith Motorsports from Morgan Shepherd. After not making 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 #72 car. Mike Skinner drove the car for two races of the season.

NASCAR Nationwide Series[edit]

Brandon Whitt was announced as the team's Cup driver for 2007, but after three races, they switched to the Busch Series and the #11. Jason Keller served as the team's driver. They were sponsored by Force Protection Inc. and vehicle history company Carfax. Keller was moderately successful in the #11, with four of his five top 10 finishes for 2007 coming in that car. Keller also made his historic 418th start in the #11, beating the record set by Tommy Houston.

CJM started 2008 unsponsored, but got a one race deal in Vegas from America's Incredible Pizza Company, which eventually turned into a race by race sponsorship and eventually a season long sponsorship. Wanting to go in a new direction, Keller was released by the team 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, Lagasse was released and was replaced by 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 pick up sponsorship. They also field the #14 Lofton Cattle Toyota to Justin Lofton in the Carfax 200, starting 19th and finishing 16th in Lofton's series debut.

Suspending operations[edit]

On December 18, 2009 the team announced that they had suspended operations for 2010[1]

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