Jay Robinson announced that he is set to take his team truck racing as Jay Robinson Racing will make their Camping World Truck Series debut.
JRR will have 2003 Camping World Truck Series Champion Travis Kvapil behind the wheel for the season opener at Daytona International Speedway, with champion dirt racer Wendell Chavous set to take over for the remaining 22 races. The No. 94 Chevrolet will be sponsored by Vydox.
“Wendell Chavous made his Truck Series debut last year and had the support to go racing in 2015,” Robinson said. “So we elected to start the season at Daytona with Travis, and then Wendell is going to run the race at Atlanta and – hopefully – finish the season. He’s approved to run Daytona but being a new team, and he’s never raced there, we wanted to run some other tracks before going to the next superspeedway race.”
Kvapil has made 147 career starts, scoring nine victories and a pair of runner-ups at Daytona. Meanwhile, Chavous made his Truck debut last year at Martinsville Speedway, finishing 27th.
Robinson started his race team in 2000 with Rodney Childers behind the wheel in the XFINITY Series. Childers has since gone on to win the Sprint Cup Series Championship with Kevin Harvick as a crew chief. The owner has entered 30 Sprint Cup Series races, and 616 XFINITY Races. The Cup races haven’t gone as planned, but Kenny Wallace scored Robinson a top-five finish in the XFINITY Series in 2008.
JRR announced that John Monsam will crew chief the effort, a veteran crew chief that has won nine Truck Series races in the past.