JR Motorsports announced Thursday that veteran sports car racer Ron Fellows will pilot the team's No. 5 entry for the Mid-Ohio race on Aug. 17. It will be the second road-course race for Fellows this year, who drove the No. 33 to a 22nd-place finish for owner Joe Falk in the Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma. The Canadian driver has four wins in the Nationwide Series, three at Watkins Glen International.
"We're thrilled to have Ron back in a JR Motorsports Chevrolet for the sixth consecutive year," said Kelley Earnhardt Miller. "Ron is a fierce competitor to watch and a tremendous talent who isn't satisfied with anything less than victory. As always, he'll bring a wealth of experience and knowhow to our road course program at Mid-Ohio."
Fellows is well-known for his Le Mans career, boasting three class championships and two wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as 19 GRAND-AM wins on his resume. His history racing for JRM is nearly as strong, with nine top-10s in 12 races for the team. His car will bear the logo of longtime sponsor AER Manufacturing.
"I'm extremely grateful to Dale Jr., Kelley and my friends at AER Manufacturing for helping put this program together," Fellows said. "As a racer, anytime you can get in the type of equipment that JRM offers, you expect good things. If our past success is any indication, I think we have a great chance of ending up in Victory Lane at Mid-Ohio. With the series heading there for the first time, it will be an exciting race for sure."
The Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 will take place on Aug. 17 and will air on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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