Tuesday, July 15, 2008
FORMER CLEVELAND CAV BACK IN NASCAR OWNERSHIP GAME
Long-time Cleveland Cavaliers standout and one-time NASCAR truck series owner Brad Daugherty has jumped back into NASCAR ownership, reaching a deal to become part-owner of JTG Racing.
As first reporting by ESPN.com, the team will be renamed JTG Daugherty Racing.
"I have a tremendous passion for racing," Daugherty said Tuesday. "This gives me another avenue to be involved in the sport. It's a big stake to do this at he Cup level, and I hope it opens doors in the sport for other minorities and women."
JTG Daugherty currently fields two Nationwide teams, but will add a Sprint Cup entry with Marcus Ambrose behind the wheel in '09. The car will have Little Debbie snack cakes and the #47 on the hood.
Daughtery fielded a Craftsman Truck Series team from the late 80's into the 90's.