Sam Mayer gets a push from Chevrolet on his road into NASCAR

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Franklin teenager Sam Mayer has taken another step toward a NASCAR career as part of the Chevrolet-backed driver development program launched as a joint effort of GMS Racing and JR Motorsports.

Drivers Edge Development was announced Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

With JRM and GMS working together, participants will have the opportunity to work their way up the development ladder, with JR operating regional late-model and NASCAR Xinfity Series programs and GMS fielding entries in the K&N Pro Series, Gander Outdoors Truck Series and Xfinity.

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JR Motorsports, GMS Racing launch Drivers Edge Development

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JR Motorsports and GMS Racing jointly announced today the establishment of Drivers Edge Development, a program presented by Chevrolet aimed at grooming the next generation of racing superstars through a tiered competition pipeline coupled with comprehensive off-track education.

Drivers Edge Development will give participating drivers, all with differing levels of experience, the opportunity to race in five types of developmental series with JRM or GMS-fielded entries while staying aligned with Chevrolet. The program allows the two teams to complement each other by offering participants competition options with JRM’s regional late model program leading into GMS’ NASCAR K&N Pro Series and ARCA entries. The next tier presents potential seat time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series with GMS. Finally, at the program’s top level, JRM entries await in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

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J.J. Watt brings back Charity Classic in 2019

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After a one-year hiatus, J.J. Watt’s Charity Classic is back! After responding to questions about the return of the event on Twitter, Watt tweeted, “Well let’s do it then!!!” Moments later, it was officially announced to return to Minute Maid Park on May 4th, 2019, with more details to come.
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