Smithley returns to JD Motorsports in 2018

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By Caleb Whisler, Staff Writer

Number Nuthin’ will make its return to the NASCAR XFINITY Series in 2018 with JD Motorsports.

JD Motorsports announced on Wednesday that Garrett Smithley will return for his third full-time season in the No. 0 Chevrolet Camaro.

Smithley will join Ross Chastain, Matt Mills and Vinnie Miller for the organization based out of Gaffney, S.C.

“I’m so excited to be back with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller this season,” said Smithley in a release. “We’ve had two very successful seasons together and to be given the opportunity to continue to build on that is something I do not take for granted.”

“Each and every year JD Motorsports with Gary Keller grows and improves,” continued Smithley. “This off season has been an extremely strong one for this organization, and I knew that if the opportunity presented itself to return, I wouldn’t pass it up. I can’t thank Johnny Davis and Gary Keller enough for the opportunities they have given me and this entire team for all that they do. We’re a family, and we’re in this together. It will be awesome to work with Ross once again, as well as Vinnie and Matt this season.”

Johnny Davis, team owner, is excited about the return of Smithley and looks to build on the past two years with the young driver.

“I’m very happy to have Garrett back in the No. 0 Chevy again this season,” Davis said in a release. “Garrett has a lot of talent as a driver, and he has the right attitude for working with his team, his crew chief, and the team’s sponsors. This will be JD Motorsports’ best season yet, and having Garrett behind the wheel will play a key part in that.”

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) will also return to JDM.

In his two full-time seasons, Smithley has collected two top-10s and has led two laps.

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