JASPER® Driveline Division Ready for 2018 Racing Season
For the Jasper Driveline Division, 2017 was a rewarding and exciting year, with five of the top ten drivers in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series finishing the season in Jasper equipped cars. Jasper equipped cars claimed 21 wins, 103 top-five finishes, 189 top-ten finishes, and 21 pole position starts. Martin Treux, Jr. won the championship in a Jasper equipped car in the 2017 season, further adding to an already long list of accomplishments for the Jasper team.
2018 looks even more promising. The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Driveline Division will supply 4-speed transmissions to Stewart-Haas Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing, Furniture Row Racing, and Leavine Family Racing, as well as the transmission for Danica Patrick’s Premium Motorsports entry for her final Daytona 500 start.
Martin Treux, Jr. of Furniture Row Racing, and defending champion of the 2017 Cup Series, along with drivers Kevin Harvick, Clint Boyer, Aric Almirola, and Kurt Busch of Stewart-Haas Racing, and Kasey Kahne of Leavine Family Racing, will drive cars equipped with the single rail JASPER 4-Speed in 2018. This version allows a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears.
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Daniel Suarez, and Erik Jones will use the three-rail JASPER 4-Speed in 2018.
Members of the Jasper team aren’t the only ones excited about the upcoming season. "The off season gets shorter and shorter,” said Pete Rondeau, Competition Director for Furniture Row Racing. “We are excited about getting back on the track and running the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission again this year.”
For the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series, the following teams will also use JASPER 4-Speed transmissions: Daniel Suarez, Brandon Jones, and Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing, Cole Custer and Aric Almirola of Stewart-Haas Racing, Ryan Truex of Kaulig Racing, Kaz Grala with JGL Motorsports, and Mike Harmon Racing with driver Mike Harmon. JD Motorsports drivers Vinnie Miller, Garret Smithley, Matt Mills, and Ross Chastain will use JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions on superspeedway races in 2018.
Needless to say, the 2018 season is shaping up to be an even more exciting one for the Jasper Driveline Division, as well as the drivers equipped with Jasper products. JASPER 4-Speed transmissions have already established a winning edge in the world of high horsepower racing, and the Jasper team expects see even better results this year.
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