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BJ McLeod Returning to JD Motorsports

BJ McLeod will return to drive for JD Motorsports with Gary Keller in the NASCAR Xfinity Series this season, the team announced Wednesday (Feb. 5).

The 36-year-old will race with the team for the third consecutive season.

“I can’t think of a better opportunity than returning to JD Motorsports with Gary Keller for the 2020 race season,” McLeod said in a team release. “We have had some great fun and success over the years, and I know we can build on our program once again this season. Working with Wayne (Carroll, McLeod’s primary crew chief from last season) proved to be a great combination, and I can’t wait to see what we can do again this season. I am very thankful for everybody’s hard work and dedication at JDM, they make everything possible. Hopefully I will be able to represent them in a respectful way!”

McLeod has competed in 125 career Xfinity Series races. Last season, he competed in 30 of the 33 races, driving in all but one race for JDM. He finished 20th in the championship standings.

McLeod also has 41 starts in the NASCAR Cup Series, including 18 last year. He is entered in the Daytona 500 as the driver of the chartered No. 52 Rick Ware Racing Ford.

McLeod also owns fellow Xfinity Series team BJ McLeod Motorsports. Matt Mills and Vinnie Miller will race full time once again, and an array of drivers will fill out the driver lineup for the third entry.

JDM did not release a car number or sponsorship details for McLeod, nor did the team state whether McLeod will run full time or part time.

Jesse Little, Colby Howard, and most recently Robby Lyons have already been announced as drivers for the team. The car numbers for the team have been revealed as Nos. 0, 4, 6, and 15.

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