JR Motorsports sets 2nd full-time ride

Danica Patrick’s car will get a full-season sponsorship, according to JR Motorsports.

March 16, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – JR Motorsports will try to run two full-time teams this season in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series.

The No. 7 Chevrolet was scheduled to run only 13 events this season with Danica Patrick. But the team said Monday it’s trying to piece together sponsorship to enter all of the races.

JRM’s flagship No. 88 runs the entire season, and the team has said it is committed to the full year even though sponsorship for driver Kelly Bires is not complete. But Eury said enough progress has been made that the organization can try to sell the No. 7 for additional events.

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Scott Wimmer will race the No. 7 this weekend at Bristol, Tenn., and again on April 3 at Nashville.

Patrick drove the car in the first three Nationwide races of the season. Her next scheduled race is in June at New Hampshire.

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