GAFFNEY, S.C. – JD Motorsports with Gary Keller officials have announced that Garrett Smithley will return to pilot the No. 0 Camaro full-time in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this season.
Smithley, who has coined the phrase ‘Number Nuthin’ when referring to his car number, will join longtime teammate Ross Chastain and newcomers Vinnie Miller and Matt Mills to complete the team’s driver roster.
“I’m so excited to be back with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller this season,” Smithley said. “We’ve had two very successful seasons together and to be given the opportunity to continue to build on that is something I do not take for granted.”
“I’m very happy to have Garrett back in the No. 0 Chevy again this season,” added team owner Johnny Davis. “Garrett has a lot of talent as a driver, and he has the right attitude for working with his team, his crew chief, and the team’s sponsors. This will be JD Motorsports’ best season yet, and having Garrett behind the wheel will play a key part in that.”
Smithley will kick off his second-straight season with JD Motorsports on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the Powershares QQQ 300 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. In last year’s event, he finished eighth after getting caught up in an early wreck.
“Each and every year JD Motorsports with Gary Keller grows and improves,” Smithley said. “This off season has been an extremely strong one for this organization, and I knew that if the opportunity presented itself to return, I wouldn’t pass it up.”
“I can’t thank Johnny Davis and Gary Keller enough for the opportunities they have given me and this entire team for all that they do. We’re a family, and we’re in this together. It will be awesome to work with Ross once again, as well as Vinnie and Matt this season.”
CREDIT: JD Motorsports