Road course ace, Ron Fellows will make second start of the season this weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway for JR Motorsports. He will be driving the No. 88 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Zippo 200.
Fellows, finished second earlier this season at Road America for the No. 88 Chevrolet team. In 2008, they teamed up to win at Montreal. Fellows is no rookie when it comes to racing at the Glen. In nine starts Fellows owns three wins (1998, 2000 and 2001), five top five and six top-10 finishes with 189 laps led – the most among current drivers at the Glen. He earned two poles at the facility and has an average finish of 12.2. Fellows holds the additional distinction of being the oldest winner of the 82-lap race at 41 years, nine months and 10 days of age following his 2001 victory. In last year’s event with JRM, Fellows raced to a fifth-place finish, completing 48 total green-flag passes according to NASCAR Statistical Services.
Fellows, had this to say about tthe upcoming race, “I’m excited to get back to racing with the GT Vodka Chevrolet and all the guys on this No. 88 crew. We not only raced well at Road America last month, but we had a lot of fun in the process. It’s a pleasure to be working with Tony Eury Sr. again. I’ve known him for a long time and he’s one of those guys that have spent a lifetime in the racing world, and he always has a great setup under the car”.
Fellows had this to say about Crew Chief Tony Eury Sr, “It’s a pleasure to be working with Tony Eury Sr. again. I’ve known him for a long time and he’s one of those guys that have spent a lifetime in the racing world, and he always has a great setup under the car.”
Fellows, also said, “This GT Vodka team certainly was up for the challenge at Road America, now we just need to do the same at the Glen this weekend. JR Motorsports preparation is top-notch and that puts you at ease when you climb behind the wheel of their equipment. We ran well in this race last year, even after we had some pit trouble. We managed to drive from the back to finish fifth, so I want to top that this time around.”
In addition to his Nationwide effort, Fellows will also be attempting to qualify for the Sprint Cup race with Tommy Baldwin Racing. The team is 38th in owner points and therefore must qualify for the race on speed.