Sacks to drive for JR Motorsports

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Veteran NASCAR driver Greg Sacks is returning to the track.

Sacks will drive the No. 88 car for JR Motorsports during the NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona on July 2.

The 57-year-old Sacks hasn't raced in the Nationwide Series since 2004. His return marks the beginning of a two-year partnership between JR Motorsports and Grand Touring Vodka, which Sacks helped found.

Grand Touring Vodka will sponsor 10 Nationwide races this season and 15 next year. Daytona likely will be Sacks' only start. Driver plans for the No. 88 for the other nine races sponsored by Grand Touring Vodka haven't been completed.

JR Motorsports co-owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive a special No. 3 Chevrolet at Daytona to honor his father, Dale Earnhart Sr., who died in a crash at the track in 2001.