2nd Chance Motorsports

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Not to be confused with Chance 2 Motorsports.
2nd Chance Motorsports
Owner(s) Rick Russell
Base Unknown
Series Nationwide Series
Race drivers 79. Chris Lawson
Tim Andrews
Sponsors None
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Debut 2010 Dover 200
Latest race 2011 STP 300
Races competed 17
Drivers' Championships 0
Race victories 0
Pole positions 0

2nd Chance Motorsports was a NASCAR team owned by Rick Russell. It ran the No. 79 Ford Mustang in the Nationwide Series.


The team's brief history started when Rick Russell formed his race team in the month of September. After a failed partnership with Specialty Racing, Russell formed his own team. Tim Andrews debuted the team's No. 79 at the fall Dover race with his father Paul Andrews as crew chief. The team made the final five races of the season, but started and parked all of them. Tim moved to Fleur-de-lis Motorsports, and Jennifer Jo Cobb agreed to run the first five races of 2011. However, due to a disagreement between Jo Cobb and Russell over to start and park the 79 at Bristol, and a contract dispute, she and most of the team left 10 minutes before the start of the race and the driver was replaced by Chris Lawson.[1] Russell then hired driver Tim Andrews. After crew chief Kevin Eagle told Russell that he would leave the team after Chicagoland, Russell fired the entire team and did not allow them to collect their belongings until police stepped in. Quote from Tim Andrews, "After the team and I loaded the hauler after the weekend [owner Rick Russell] fired us all and told us to find our own way home".[2] Andrews then moved to Key Motorsports and Russell has not been heard from since.


  1. ^ Long, Dustin (March 19, 2011). "Driver refuses to start Nationwide race after she says that owner ordered her to start and park". The Virginian-Pilot. Norfolk, Virginia. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  2. ^ Demmons, Doug (June 9, 2011). "Some people just shouldn't own a race team". The Birmingham News. Birmingham, Alabama. Retrieved 2012-04-17.