NY Racing Team

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NY Racing Team
Owner(s)John Cohen
BaseStatesville, North Carolina[1] (April 2014)
Dawsonville, Georgia[2] (Early 2014)
SeriesMonster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
Race drivers7. J. J. Yeley (part-time)
Sponsors7. Steakhouse Elite
DebutMonster Energy Cup Series:
2012 AdvoCare 500 (Phoenix)
Nationwide Series:
2009 Subway Jalapeño 250 (Daytona)
Latest raceMonster Energy Cup Series:
2018 Coca-Cola 600 (Charlotte)
Races competedTotal: 24
Monster Energy Cup Series: 17
Nationwide Series: 7
Drivers' ChampionshipsTotal: 0
Monster Energy Cup Series: 0
Nationwide Series: 0
Race victoriesTotal: 0
Monster Energy Cup Series: 0
Nationwide Series: 0
Pole positionsTotal: 0
Monster Energy Cup Series: 0
Nationwide Series: 0

NY Racing Team (formerly Xxxtreme Motorsport and Team Xtreme Racing) is an American professional stock car racing team that competes in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The team currently fields the No. 7 Ford Mustang GT part-time for J. J. Yeley. NY Racing Team is owned by John Cohen, who is one of the few African-Americans to have owned a NASCAR team in a major touring series.


Johnathan "John" Cohen (born in 1975), is an African-American entrepreneur and team owner from New Jersey. Cohen began his business interests in nightclubs and taverns, before forming his race team, Xxxtreme Motorsport in spring of 2009.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series[edit]

Car No. 7 history[edit]


On May 21, 2018, it was announced the team would be returning to the Cup Series for the Coca-Cola 600 for the first time since 2015, receiving a multi-year deal with Steakhouse Elite as a sponsor. J. J. Yeley was announced to drive the No. 7 car in a partnership with Premium Motorsports.[3] After qualifying 40th, Yeley finished 38th after suffering from fuel pump issues on lap 191.[4] The following week at Pocono they fielded a car in association with Premium Motorsports.[5] Yeley qualified the car 37th and finished 32nd.[6] After missing several races, the team returned to the track for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 in collaboration with BK Racing. Yeley drove the Steakhouse Elite No. 23 to an 18th place finish after starting 40th.[7] The following week at Kentucky they finished 38th.[8] After skipping the New Hampshire race, the team finished 28th at Pocono after starting 20th.[9] After missing two more events, the team returned, in partnership with Premium, at Bristol. Yeley brought the No. 7 car home in 34th place.[10] The team's collaboration with the No. 23 team continued after Front Row Motorsports' purchase of the No. 23 charter. Yeley drove the car to a 17th place finish at Las Vegas.[11]

NY Racing continued their partnership with Front Row Motorsports after the purchase of BK's charter. During the autumn Talladega race, the No. 23 team switched manufacturers from Toyota to Ford before switching back to Toyota for the next two races. Yeley continued being the driver of the No. 23 Toyota for the rest of the season and during the final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, BK Racing operated as a Ford Fusion. With BK Racing officially shutting down at season's end and being absorbed into Front Row Motorsports, NY Racing and Front Row Motorsports ended their partnership.

For 2019, NY Racing plans to run a No. 7 Steakhouse Elite Ford Mustang with Yeley as the driver. They have yet to attempt a Cup Series start.

Car No. 30 history[edit]


Before the 2014 Richmond spring race, the team purchased the owner points and assets of the recently defunct No. 30 from Swan Racing, including their race shop in Statesville, North Carolina, hoping to end their recent struggles in qualifying by having a solid points base.[12] The team used No. 30 for Richmond due to NASCAR rules regarding ownership transfers, but switched back to the No. 44 thereafter.[13]

Car No. 44 history[edit]

2012–2014, 2015[edit]

The team returned from hiatus and began running the Cup Series in November 2012. A car numbered 44 for David Reutimann was fielded at the 2012 AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway with sponsorship from No Label Watches.[14] Reutimann finished 40th, pulling out of the race early due to a vibration.[15]

For 2013, Scott Riggs was hired as the team's full-time driver and the team switched manufacturers from Chevrolet to Ford.[16] The team attempted most races in the first half of the season, but following numerous instances of having to start and park, coupled with poor sponsorship, the team shut down for the year midseason, and Riggs moved to RBR Enterprises in the Camping World Truck Series.

In 2014, J. J. Yeley moved to the team following his departure from Tommy Baldwin Racing. The team struggled for speed early in the season, failing to qualify for two races and withdrawing from two others. The team qualified for Richmond after the field was set by the rulebook due to rain, but were running four laps down when the engine expired on lap 384. In May, after failing to qualify for the Aaron's 499 in the All City Leasing & Warehousing Chevrolet SS, the team qualified for the 5-hour Energy 400 on speed in the Phoenix Warehouse Chevrolet SS, starting the race in the 35th position. However, they once again suffered an engine failure, finishing 41st. They then missed the Coca-Cola 600, and blew their third engine at Dover. The next week at Pocono, despite cutting down a tire mid-race, they were able to stay on the track and complete a race for the first time in their existence, finishing 38th. An incident-free race the next week at Michigan brought the team's best finish to that point, 36th, which they then bested again at Sonoma with a 34th. The team then withdrew from Kentucky in the midst of more personnel shuffling. The team was absent for most of the summer, returning as "Team Xtreme Racing" in September for the AAA 400 at Dover, with Timmy Hill as driver.[17] The team made the race, but lost an engine early into the event.

Former Tommy Baldwin Racing driver Reed Sorenson was signed by the team to compete in the 2015 Daytona 500 with Golden Corral sponsorship.[18] Despite crashing on the final lap Sorenson was able to cross the start-finish line to record the team's first lead-lap finish, in 32nd place. Travis Kvapil was scheduled to drive the car in Atlanta, but they were forced to withdraw after the car, truck and hauler were stolen from a hotel parking lot. The race car and truck that was hauling the trailer have been recovered. The trailer and spare racing parts remain missing.[19]

After Kvapil failed to qualify for the next three races, combined with Cohen facing his own civil arrest warrant for not answering an information subpoena, the team announced that they would withdraw from Martinsville in order to better prepare for Texas;[20] however, they have not returned to the series since. On August 3, Jason Terry pleaded guilty in the theft of the Team Xtreme truck and trailer.[19] Since then, the No. 44 became available and was later used by Richard Petty Motorsports for Brian Scott.[21]

Nationwide Series[edit]

Car No. 07 history[edit]

The team debuted in the Xfinity Series during the 2009 season, running part time with sponsorship from Macy's and Cavi Clothing sharing the owner points with SKI Motorsports. The car debuted at Daytona in July with Chase Austin behind the wheel, the team returned at IRP, Bristol and Atlanta.

Car No. 58 history[edit]

The team debuted in the Xfinity Series during the 2009 season, running part time with sponsorship from Macy's and Cavi Clothing. Xxxtreme ran first at Daytona in July with Mike Harmon, followed by several runs with Josh Wise and Chase Austin during the second half of the season.

The team temporarily shut down at the end of the season after Macy's and Cavi left the team and no sponsorship could be found for 2010.


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  9. ^ "07/29/2018 race: Gander Outdoors 400 (Cup) - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  10. ^ "08/18/2018 race: Bass Pro Shops / NRA Night Race (Cup) - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
  11. ^ "09/16/2018 race: South Point 400 (Cup) - Racing-Reference.info". www.racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2018-10-14.
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  14. ^ Spencer, Lee (November 6, 2012). "Reutimann to return to Cup racing". Foxsports.com. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  15. ^ "2012 AdvoCare 500". Racing-Reference. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  16. ^ "No Label Watches Clocks in with Xxxtreme Motorsport for 2013 Season". Catchfence. February 27, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2014.
  17. ^ "Dover Entry List". Jayski's Silly Season Site. Retrieved September 22, 2014.
  18. ^ Spencer, Lee (February 9, 2015). "Reed Sorenson joins forces with Xtreme Motorsports". Motorsport. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  19. ^ a b Pennell, Jay (August 3, 2015). "Team Xtreme Racing: Man pleads guilty in theft of truck and trailer". FoxSports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  20. ^ Turner, Jared (March 27, 2015). "Team Xtreme Racing withdraws from Martinsville Sprint Cup event". FoxSports.com. Fox Sports Interactive Media, LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  21. ^ Long, Dustin (January 11, 2016). "RPM brings back history with number change for Brian Scott". NBC Sports. Retrieved January 11, 2016.

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