JRM hopes to run No. 7 full time

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- JR Motorsports will try to run two full-time teams this season in the Nationwide Series.

The No. 7 Chevrolet was only scheduled to run 13 events this season with Danica Patrick. But the team said Monday it's trying to piece together sponsorship to enter all of the races.

"The bottom line is the No. 7 car is too good not to be at the race track," said JRM co-owner and crew chief Tony Eury Jr. "Our goal at JR Motorsports has always been to have two full-time Nationwide Series teams competing every week."

JRM's flagship No. 88 runs the entire season, and the team has said it is committed to the full year even though sponsorship for driver Kelly Bires is not complete. But Eury said enough progress has been made that the organization can now try to sell the No. 7 for additional events.

Scott Wimmer will race the No. 7 this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, and again on April 3 at Nashville.

Patrick drove the car in the first three Nationwide races of the season. Her next scheduled race is in June at New Hampshire.