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JTG Daugherty Racing
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Contract Status: Driver: 2020; Sponsors: Kroger 2018+; Kimberly-Clark: 2018?, Clorox/Kingsford 2018?
#47 Team / Driver News
Allmendinger ready for Rolex 24: NASCAR drivers spent the first half of the week speaking with the media about the 2018 season. Among the drivers who held court was AJ Allmendinger, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series wasn't the only thing on his mind.[More](1-26-2018)
Kroger expanding Clicklist to Buescher's #37 this season: Kroger is expanding its Clicklist activation with NASCAR's JTG Daugherty Racing to have the digital shopping experience promoted across both the team's Cup Series cars starting this season. Kroger began activating the Clicklist program, which allows curbside pickup of groceries purchased online, last year in NASCAR, but only promoted it on JTG's #47 Chevy driven by A.J. Allmendinger. This year, it will begin promoting Clicklist on both the #47 as well as the #37 driven by Chris Buescher.[More](1-10-2018)
Allmendinger returning to the Rolex 24: After a one-year absence, AJ Allmendinger will return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona next month. Allmendinger, who drives for JTG Daugherty Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, will once again drive for Michael Shank Racing in the endurance race at Daytona International Speedway, which will be held Jan. 27 - 28.[More](12-17-2017)
JTG to form technical alliance with Hendrick: JTG/Daugherty Racing will embark on a technical alliance with Hendrick Motorsports in 2018. "So we're hoping to improve our simulation capabilities and our measurement protocols; then we'll do our own aero development," team owner Tad Geschickter said. JTGD will continue to use RCR-based ECR engines next season.[More](11-13-2017)
Ernie Cope takes over as Allmendinger's crew chief: Ernie Cope will take over crew chief duties on the #47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet and driver AJ Allmendinger, effective immediately. Randall Burnett, who was recruited for the position after the 2015 season, will be reassigned within JTGD.[More](5-19-2017)
Dell partners with JTG Daugherty Racing: Dell EMC announces that, for the first time ever, the company is sponsoring a NASCAR team, JTG Daugherty Racing. Through this partnership, Dell EMC is working with JTG Daugherty Racing to help provide a competitive edge through the implementation of technology within the racecar, on the track and at the shop.[More](4-10-2017)
JTG Daugherty lauches "47 Wishes": JTG Daugherty Racing always looks for ways to give back to the community. In recent months, team owners Jodi & Tad Geschickter and their racing organization launched 47 Wishes, which empowers the #47 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race team to bring forth ideas to assist individuals or families in the community. 47 Wishes can range from something small to something big.
"47 Wishes is a wonderful way for us to give back," JTG Daugherty Racing operations manager Mark Kelso said. "We granted our first wish to one of our team members by helping a family he heard about that needed help." On September 15, 2015, members of the JTG Daugherty Racing family learned of a one-year-old little girl named Emily Hinton from north Charlotte. Emily had been severely burned when a gas can exploded at her family home while she was playing in the backyard. The incident was so serious that Emily was placed in a medically induced coma and was on life support. Little Emily suffered third-degree burns over nearly 60 percent of her body. Eight months later, her road to recovery has been long and she has fought through difficult surgeries and months-long hospital stays. Emily still has a challenging road ahead of her and medical bills are mounting. The team was able to provide some small relief, but it's tiny in comparison to what the community and churches have done to help. Little Emily still has a long road ahead of her that includes additional surgeries.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(6-2-2016)
Ernie Cope to JTG Daugherty: Ernie Cope will leave JR Motorsports at the end of the season. Cope, who is currently the crew chief for defending Xfinity Series champion Chase Elliott, will join JTG Daugherty Racing as Competition Director. Cope has worked with a variety of teams as a crew chief over the last 13 seasons and earned 15 wins in the NXS and nine in the Camping World Truck Series. He worked for JTG team owner Tad Geschickter in what is now the XFINITY Series with Stacy Compton in 2006 and Marcos Ambrose in 2007. The 46-year-old Tacoma, Wash. native started his racing career behind the wheel. He competed in four different NASCAR tours from 1991 to 1996 including the Southwest Serie, K&N Pro Series West (where he posted two wins in 1995), the Camping World Truck Series and one Cup start here in Phoenix (Motorsport)(11-13-2015)
Allmendinger agrees to five year deal with JTG Daugherty: Today during a NASCAR media availability at Kansas Speedway, AJ Allmendinger revealed to media members that he has signed an extension to his driver agreement with JTG Daugherty Racing that will make him the driver of the #47 Chevy SS for at least through the 2020 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race season. "I have always said I have a verbal lifetime contract with JTG Daugherty Racing, but I want to announce today that I have officially signed a contract for a five year deal," Allmendinger said. "It's pretty cool to me because I love it here and love the family atmosphere Jodi (Geschickter), Tad (Geschickter) and Brad (Daugherty) have established. Not only do we have a family bond, we have a healthy future with some of the biggest and best brands in the business." This announcement follows The Kroger Company's news of sponsoring the team for multiple years starting with 17 races this season and 24 in 2016. Kroger is one of many great partners of JTG Daugherty Racing, such as, Better Than Bouillon, BUSH'S Beans, Charter Spectrum, Clorox, Core Power, Freightliner, Glad, Hidden Valley, House-Autry, Hungry Jack, Kingsford, SCOTT Products and Shore Lunch.(JTG Daugherty Racing)(5-9-2015)