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Spencer Davis; Rette Jones Racing seeks fourth top-five of 2019 at Iowa Speedway

NEWTON, Iowa: Delivering their sixth top-10 of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) season last Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS), Rette Jones Racing (RJR) and NASCAR Next alumnus Spencer Davis head to the Midwest looking for a strong top-five finish in Friday night’s K&N combination Casey’s General Stores 150 at Iowa Speedway.

The first of two combination races which collides the world of both the K&N East and West divisions certainly brings more competition to the forefront – but for Davis and his Rette Jones Racing team led by crew chief and co-owner Mark Rette, they’re ready for the additional challengers at a place they feel they can win.

“New Hampshire was solid for us, but Iowa should be really good for us this weekend,” said Davis. “We’ve had speed in our cars this season and I think we’re making improvements. We just have to get over that one last hump and we’ll be in Victory Lane. We have a good chance to do it on Friday night.”

Statically speaking, Iowa is one of Davis’s best race tracks. In three starts at the 0.875-mile oval, Davis has finished no worse than ninth and carries a second and fourth place efforts to boost. Last summer, Davis finished fourth after starting sixth and is eager to build on that performance with Rette on top of the box.

“Iowa is like a big speedway,” offered Davis. “It’s a cool place where there’s a lot of room to race and usually tire wear becomes a factor. Also, I think track position is equally important. For us, you just have to make sure your car can transition nicely to the track conditions when darkness sets it.

“Strategy can be a factor, including fuel-mileage. I think that’s why Iowa is such a great place because a lot of things can happen, and the racing is pretty spectacular. Can’t wait to get there.”

Officially halfway through the season, Davis sits sixth in the championship standings, a mere 27 points out of the lead.

“We gotta keep fighting and hopefully erase the deficit,” added Davis. “The second half of the season is our team to focus forward and make a serious challenge for the championship.”

Davis’s efforts behind the wheel of the No. 30 Ford for Iowa will be supported by ALLPRO Corporation and Tower Sealants.

ALLPRO Corporation is a business-to-business purchasing cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating product retailers. They serve over 280 such member retailers who represent approximately 1,400 storefronts located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe.

Tower Sealants is a manufacturer of top-quality caulks and sealants. With the strong financial backing of M-D Building Products, Tower Sealants started construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in September of 2005 and opened for business March 1, 2006.

“We’re ready for Iowa,” added Rette. “This is a tough three-race stretch for the K&N Series between New Hampshire, Iowa and Watkins Glen, but I think we’re going to be fine. I’m ready to see Spencer be rewarded for all of his hard work with a trip in Victory Lane.

“We’re just past the halfway point of the season and we still hope to mix things up and contend for the championship. That’s our goal and we’re sticking to it.”

In 38 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 17 top-five and 27 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis also has eight NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – four in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), two in 2019 for Rette Jones Racing and one for Niece Motorsports. He earned three top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The Casey’s General Stores 150 (150 laps | 131.25 miles) is the seventh of 12 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Practice begins for the one-day show on Fri., July 26 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. A final practice has been etched in from 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at approximately 5:00 p.m. The race will take the green flag later that night shortly after 7:30 p.m. The event will be televised live on FansChoice.TV, while on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports Network (NCBSN) on Wed., July 31 at 6:00 p.m. (ET).

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

About Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.

Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field a full-time entry in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).  

The team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance partnership to Sam Hunt Racing and driver Colin Garrett.

Spencer Davis; Rette Jones Racing take Kentucky momentum to New Hampshire

LOUDON, New Hampshire: Fresh off a top-10 finish in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) last week at Kentucky Speedway, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) and driver Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) are ready to get back down to business in Saturday afternoon’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series East United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS).

The Dawsonville, Ga. native eyes his return to the “Magic Mile” as the opportunity to recover from a disappointing 14th place finish in the K&N East most recent race at Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway where he dropped from third to sixth in points following a mechanical failure.

Regrouped and ready to attack, Davis is turning to New Hampshire to return to championship form and put his Rette Jones Racing team in Victory Lane.

“I’m looking forward to New Hampshire, especially coming off a very good weekend at Kentucky,” said Davis. “It seems like it’s been forever since we’ve been on track in the K&N East Series – but I’m glad the business is getting back to normal on Saturday and I’m hopeful for a good finish.”

With a race being cut from the schedule in June, Davis knows that he has less opportunity to not only win a race but bounce back from their Memphis misfortune. Still, with plenty of racing on-deck between New Hampshire and the season-finale at Dover (Del.) International Speedway in three months, Davis says his team won’t go down without a fight.

“It’s going to take a lot of effort, but we’re going to make a big push towards this championship,” added Davis. “Mark and the guys have been busting their tails to get our No. 30 Ford Fusion ready for New Hampshire and we know Saturday’s race is about winning – but also about potential too.

“It’s going to be tough to claw back into the title hopes, but we’re not going down without a fight.”

Set for his 38th career K&N Eat Series start; Davis will make his sixth at Loudon’s 1.0-mile speedway. In his previous five runs, he one top-five and three top-10 finishes, including a track-best third last July.

Hoping to finish what he started last summer, Davis is hungry for his second career K&N East victory.

“Even though New Hampshire is a relatively flat race track, it’s not that easy to drive,” proclaimed Davis. “It’s all about how you carry your car off the corners and roll that straightaway. You need to have a good balance and plenty of speed that you can into the corners.

“Track positions is everything at New Hampshire too. It’s pretty hard to pass, even sometimes with a bumper – but it provides great racing and I don’t think many will complain about that.”

Davis’s efforts behind the wheel of the No. 30 Ford for NHMS will be supported by ALLPRO Corporation and Tower Sealants.

ALLPRO Corporation is a business-to-business purchasing cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating product retailers. They serve over 280 such member retailers who represent approximately 1,400 storefronts located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe.

Tower Sealants is a manufacturer of top-quality caulks and sealants. With the strong financial backing of M-D Building Products, Tower Sealants started construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in September of 2005 and opened for business March 1, 2006.

“We’re ready for New Hampshire,” added Rette. “Our team’s hard work at Kentucky were rewarded with a good finish. We hope to go to New Hampshire and do more of the same. Spencer is really good at New Hampshire and we feel we’re bringing him a really fast No. 30 ALLPRO | Tower Sealants Ford Fusion and look forward to an opportunity to score our first career win on Saturday afternoon.”

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.

In 37 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 17 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis also has eight NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – four in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), two in 2019 for Rette Jones Racing and one for Niece Motorsports. He earned three top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The United Site Services 70 (70 laps | 70 miles) is the sixth of 12 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Practice begins for the two-day show on Fri., July 19 from 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A final practice has been etched in from 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the night at approximately 7:05 p.m. The race will take the green flag on Sat., July 20 following the NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) race at approximately 6:45 p.m. The event will be televised live on FansChoice.TV, while on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports Network (NCBSN) on Wed., July 24 at 6:00 p.m. (ET).

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

About Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.

Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field a full-time entry in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).

The team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance partnership to Sam Hunt Racing and driver Colin Garrett.

Spencer Davis; Rette Jones Racing ride momentum to Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Riding the wave of three consecutive top-five finishes in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) and driver Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) head to Memphis (Tenn.) International Raceway determined to elevate those strong efforts into the team’s first career win in Saturday night’s Memphis 150 presented by AUTOZONE.

Tackling a double-header at South Boston (Va.) Speedway in their recent two races, Davis utilized a fourth and fifth-place finish to lift himself from fifth to third in the championship standings.

In a comfortable spot ahead of the fifth race of the season, Davis is eager to continue consistency and make a serious threat towards the K&N East Series championship.

“I’m excited to get back on the track and head to Memphis this weekend,” said Davis. “I’m really proud of the effort that our Rette Jones Racing has put up the last couple of races.

“Despite finishing inside the top-10 in the season-opening race at New Smyrna, we left pretty disgusted because we felt like we were a better team than that. Since then, it’s been a lot of time, effort and long nights working in the shop and communicating to make sure we’re taking the best race car to the track possible.

“I feel like we’re doing that. Obviously, I feel like we still have some work to do, but we’re getting closer and I’m hoping with our inching forward – I’ll be able to finally get Rette Jones Racing in Victory Lane. That would be awesome.”

Both RJR and Davis return to Memphis with unfinished business. Davis’s fourth-place qualifying effort was plagued by electrical issues and a sour 19th place finish. Rette Jones Racing qualified third with driver Grant Quinlan but late race gremlins dropped them to 11th.

Knowing both the team and driver know their way around the Memphis, Tenn.-based race track, the Mooresville, N.C.-based team is ready to finish what they started.

“I like Memphis,” added Davis. “It’s a race track that has races like a short track but has the speed of a larger track. No matter what setup you have though, tire conservation is going to be the key to success on Saturday night.

“You can have all the speed in the world, but if you don’t take it easy on the tires, your night could go the wrong way in a hurry. We’re going to be at the track on Friday for the test and hopefully what we learn then we can apply it to Saturday.”

Rette Jones Racing welcomes back JRI Shocks as the primary partner for Memphis.   

JRi Shocks recently acquired by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham was founded in 2007 by some of the most legendary innovators in motorsports to produce the world’s most technologically advanced, highest performance suspension systems.

For Rette, Davis is delivering the strongest start to the K&N season since the team’s inception and he believes the reliability of the team will only continue to flourish as the season marches into the summer stretch.

“Spencer has become a huge asset to Rette Jones Racing and he’s going to take us to Victory Lane this year,” Rette offered. “South Boston was very solid for us. Spencer drove two clean races and didn’t put himself in a position to lose more than he could.

“I feel like we’re inching closer to Victory Lane. Memphis is a track we’ve enjoyed competing at throughout the years and I hope our effort will be rewarded with a strong result on Saturday.”

In addition to JRI Shocks serving as the title marketing partners for the fifth race of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes ALLPRO, Tower Sealants, Jones Group Demolition and Abatement, Ford Performance, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners this weekend.

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.

In 36 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 17 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis also has six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – four in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and one in 2019 for Rette Jones Racing. He earned two top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Additionally, Sam Hunt Racing will utilize Rette Jones Racing in a technical alliance role for this weekend at Memphis. Rette has worked closely with SHR and 18-year-old driver Colin Garrett.

“Colin Garrett and Sam Hunt Racing are quickly becoming players in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Rette Jones Racing is proud to be a part of their rapid growth, especially after their recent performances,” Rette added. “Colin is a talented race car driver and with the two teams working together, I think everyone will be impressed with the results.”

The Memphis 150 presented by AUTOZONE (150 laps | 112.5 miles) is the fifth of 13 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Practice begins for the one-day show on Sat., June 1 from 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 4:15 p.m. The race will take the green flag just after 6:00 p.m., The event will be televised live on FansChoice.TV while NBC Sports Network will tentatively air the race on Wed., June 5 at 6:00 p.m. ET. All times are local (Central).   

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

About Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.

Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field a full-time entry in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).  

The team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance partnership to Sam Hunt Racing and driver Colin Garrett.

Double opportunity for Spencer Davis at South Boston

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. – On the heels of his top-five finish at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in mid-April, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East veteran Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) and his Rette Jones Racing (@RetteJones30) team head to South Boston (Va.) Speedway for a double-dose of action and an opportunity to make a statement in Saturday night’s WhosYourDriver.org Twin 100s.

Back-to-back races in K&N Pro Series East competition can certainly present its challenges for the teams in competition but for a veteran team like Rette Jones Racing, the third and fourth races of the season present an opportunity for Davis to double down and put their No. 30 JRi Shocks Ford Fusion in Victory Lane.

“I’m really excited about the chance to compete in two races in one night,” said Davis who sits sixth in the championship standings a mere 12 points out of the race lead.

“We’ve spent the last few weeks putting a game plan together and I know we can head to South Boston and contend for two trophies.”

The Mooresville, N.C.-based team welcomes back JRI Shocks as the primary partner for South Boston.

JRi Shocks recently acquired by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham was founded in 2007 by some of the most legendary innovators in motorsports to produce the world’s most technologically advanced, highest performance suspension systems.

While the stress is certainly there for Davis to finish race one with his No. 30 JRi Shocks Ford intact, the Dawsonville, Ga. native isn’t fazed about the shoulda, coulda, wouldas. Instead, he’s focused on doing the best job possible for Rette Jones Racing.

“No driver goes into a race and thinks they are going to get into a crash and destroy their car, but it’s a possibility,” offered Davis. “I don’t think like that. I think you’ll see some aggression in the first race and a lot of aggression in the second race – because I think most everyone will want to use that same race car from race one into race two.

“We do too. But, we’re here to win. We’re not going to leave anything on the table. Mark (Rette, co-owner) and Terry (Jones co-owner) want me to race hard – but race smart. Certainly, I’m not going to take any chances that could put us behind – but if there’s a chance to win, I’m going to go for it and hope it all works out.”

Davis, a NASCAR Next member also hopes his prior experience at South Boston will pay off this weekend. Last year, he finished eighth and fifth respectively and picked up three spots in the championship standings. This year, Davis wants better results and a similar outcome in points.

“South Boston is a cool race track, tight but the true definition of a short track,” added Davis. “We don’t have a huge field this weekend, but we have a strong field this weekend and that certainly is going to be a factor. Mark (Rette) and I just have to keep our communication open and make sure we’re doing our part to keep the car adjusted as we go from daylight to darkness.”

Rette says South Boston is an opportunity to bring out the best of the best in K&N competition and he is ready for RJR to stand front and center.

“It’s a lot of work to have two races in one night, but we’ll be ready two times over,” offered Rette. “We know what we have to do – but we have to let these races play out and just hope that Spencer (Davis) comes out on top.

“It will be important for us to be better in race two than race one. We need to be competitive in the first race – but we better be ready to leave our mark in race two. We’re sixth in points and have the points lead in reach. It sure would be a good vibe to come out of South Boston with two top-fives and a dent into our championship deficit.”

In addition to JRI Shocks serving as the title marketing partners for the third and fourth races of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes ALLPRO, Tower Sealants, Horton Ave. Materials, Jones Group Demolition and Abatement, Ford Performance, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners this weekend.

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.

In 34 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 15 top-five and 24 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis also has six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – four in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and one in 2019 for Rette Jones Racing. He earned two top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Additionally, Sam Hunt Racing will utilize Rette Jones Racing in a technical alliance role for this weekend at South Boston. Rette has worked closely with SHR and 18-year-old driver Colin Garrett.

“Colin Garrett and Sam Hunt Racing are quickly becoming players in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Rette Jones Racing is proud to be a part of their rapid growth, especially after their Bristol performance,” Rette added. “Colin is a talented race car driver and with the two teams working together, I think everyone will be impressed with the results.”

The Who’s Your Driver Twin 100s (100 laps | 40 miles) is the third and fourth of 13 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Practice begins for the one-day show on Sat., May 4 from 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. A final practice has been etched in from 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:15 p.m. The first race will take the green flag just after 7:00 p.m., with the second race set to roll at approximately 9:15 p.m. The event will be televised live on FansChoice.TV while NBC Sports Network will air the races on Wed., May 8 at 6:00 p.m. ET (Race No. 1) and Thurs., May 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET respectively (Race No. 2).

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

Grant Quinlan and Rette Jones Racing back again for Talladega rumble

TALLADEGA, Ala. – The last time Grant Quinlan and Rette Jones Racing (RJR) left a race track together, they celebrated a career-best third place ARCA Menards Series finish for Quinlan in the season-opening race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Two months later, the band is back together again for Friday’s General Tire 200 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway with the hope to duplicate the team’s performance in their second start of 2019.

Poised for his third career ARCA start, Quinlan will make his series’ debut at Talladega’s 2.66-mile superspeedway and while the track characteristics differ from Daytona, the fundamentals of restrictor plate racing remain similar and the Mooresville, N.C.-based team hopes the strategy will again play into their hands in the fourth race of the season.

“I’ve been looking forward to Talladega since the day after our finish at Daytona,” said Quinlan. “We started deep in the field at Daytona – but just raced our race and when it came to time to execute, we had a shot.

“Looking back, I wish I could have done some things differently. It might have helped – it might not, but as a race car driver – you’re always wanting to improve and wanting more hoping to get that opportunity to get to Victory Lane. Hopefully, we can get it done on Friday for all these guys at Rette Jones Racing.”

Quinlan, a native of Maidstone, Ontario Canada has made 12 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts with RJR and while the 20-year-old delivered the veteran team their best K&N finish of second at Columbus Motor Speedway in 2015, Quinlan would like to deliver RJR their first career ARCA win – which would surpass co-team owner Terry Jones’ career-best ARCA finish of second last February at Daytona.

“Terry (Jones) and Mark (Rette) have given me plenty of opportunities and I’m appreciative of that,” added Quinlan. “They have given me the chance to drive some good equipment. Sure, we haven’t always had the best results, but we’ve given it everything we’ve can and most of the time, our efforts have paid off.

“Talladega could be one of those races where everything goes right or the complete opposite. We’ll see where we qualify and then just plan to strategize from there. Mark will be on the box and that will be huge. I don’t have any other races planned at this point right now, so taking advantage of Talladega is pivotal to me.”

2009 ARCA championship crew chief Rette says he was impressed with Quinlan’s ability on a restrictor plate track and feels he can easily showcase his potential again.

“We’ve been working on the car since Daytona looking for the opportunity to make the car better,” offered Rette. “I think we’ve made some good tweaks and hopefully it provides the chance to qualify up front and Grant can stay there.

“Timing will be crucial on Friday, as well as patience. If Grant can find the right drafting partners and stay out of trouble, we should have a good finish. Depending on how the cautions fall, he’ll only be on pit road once or twice, so we’ll do our job and then leave the rest up to him on the track.

“Looking forward to getting back to the ARCA track without a lot of pressure and going for the win.”

Jones Demolition & Abatement, International Tool and Mold and Priestly Demolition Inc. join Ford Performance, JRI Shocks, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners for the final superspeedway race of 2019.

In addition to ARCA and K&N, Quinlan is also a veteran of the ARCA | CRA Late Model Series.

The General Tire 200 (76 laps | 202 miles) is the fourth of 20 races on the 2019 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards schedule. Practice begins Fri., Apr. 26 with an hour and twenty-five-minute session planned from 8:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 2:35 p.m. The race in the 67th consecutive ARCA season is set to take the green flag later in the day shortly after 5:00 p.m. The event will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1), while ARCARacing.com will stream live timing and scoring throughout the day’s festivities. All times are local (Central).

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

Quinlan also tweets. Follow him @GQuinlan28.

Rette Jones Racing; Spencer Davis ready for Bristol rumble

BRISTOL, Tenn. – After nearly an eight-week break in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East (NKNPSE) competition, Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) and his Rette Jones Racing (@RetteJones30) team are ready to return to competition in Saturday afternoon’s Zombie Auto Parts 150 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Starting the year off with a solid top-10 finish at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway in February was a positive introduction for Davis and Rette Jones Racing – but with a group of winners and docked as one of the pre-season championship hopefuls, the team heads to “Thunder Valley” hungry for more.

To help build the chemistry between Davis and Rette Jones Racing crew chief and co-owner Mark Rette, the team recently participated in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway – where the duo came and conquered the historic Virginia short track with a solid top-20 finish.

With confidence, comfort and trust between them, Davis and Rette Jones Racing revert back to their championship run in K&N and Davis readies his fourth start at the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” aboard the No. 30 Ford Fusion.

The Mooresville, N.C.-based team welcomes JRI Shocks as the primary partner for the K&N East at Bristol for the second consecutive season.

JRi Shocks recently acquired by NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernham was founded in 2007 by some of the most legendary innovators in motorsports to produce the world’s most technologically advance, highest performance suspension systems.

“I’ve been anxiously waiting to get to Bristol for about a month now,” said Davis who sits sixth in the championship standings entering the second race of the year. “Mark (Rette), the guys and I have been methodically working on our Bristol car because we’re determined to go win the race on Saturday afternoon with JRI Shocks.

“We know that in order to show everyone that we are championship material, we need to be running inside the top-five and contending for wins. With my prior experience there and Mark’s strong setups, I think we put ourselves in a good position to get Rette Jones Racing their first K&N victory Saturday afternoon.”

Davis, a native of Dawsonville, Ga. has three prior starts at the 0.533-mile concrete oval. The NASCAR Next driver has finished inside the top-10 in his last two outings, including a track best of third in 2017. Last April, Davis finished seventh after starting fifth.

“Bristol is a tough place, mentally and physically,” offered 20-year-old Davis. “With the ever-changing track characteristics, you really have to make sure your car is able to run both the low line and the top line. Negotiating traffic has also been a huge factor throughout the race.

“For us, we just need to make sure we get our No. 30 JRI Shocks Ford Fusion qualified near the front and use the first half of the race to our advantage to make sure we can hit it our hard during the second half and be a factor when it counts most. I think it’s going to be a competitive race on Saturday, and we want to be apart of it.”

After being apart of the K&N East Series since 2016, Jones is ready for the checkered flag to be theirs.

“Even though we haven’t always had the results to show it, Bristol has been one of our better tracks,” said Rette, the 2009 ARCA Menards Series championship crew chief. “We’ve had some success there in the past with Dominque (Van Wieringen) and Grant (Quinlan) – but I think Bristol is really a track that fits Spencer’s driving style and I’m hoping that will play into our hands-on Saturday.

“150 laps go quick at Bristol and I hope we can come out of there with our first win or a strong finish to propel us into the double-header at South Boston in May.”

In addition to JRI Shocks serving as the title marketing partners for the second race of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes ALLPRO, Tower Sealants, Horton Ave. Materials, Jones Group Demolition and Abatement, Ford Performance, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners for the second short track race of 2019.

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.

In 33 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 14 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis also has six NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – four in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) and one in 2019 for Rette Jones Racing. He earned two top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

Additionally, Sam Hunt Racing will utilize Rette Jones Racing in a technical alliance role for this weekend at Bristol. Rette has worked closely with SHR and 18-year-old driver Colin Garrett.

“Colin Garrett and Sam Hunt Racing are quickly becoming players in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and Rette Jones Racing is proud to be a part of their rapid growth,” Rette added. “Colin is a talented race car driver and with the two teams working together, I think everyone will be impressed with the results.”

The Zombie Auto 150 (150 laps | 79.95 miles) is the second of 13 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. Practice begins for the two-day show on Fri., Apr. 5 from 4:05 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 7:30 p.m. The race will take the green flag just after 4:00 p.m. on Sat., Apr. 14 following the NASCAR Xfinity Series Alsco 300. The event will be televised live on FansChoice.TV, as well on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports Network on Thurs., Apr. 11 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

About Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.

Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field a full-time entry in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).  

The team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance partnership to Sam Hunt Racing and driver Colin Garrett.

CONTACT: Mark Rette | mrette@rettejonesracing.com

Spencer Davis and Rette Jones Racing set to complete double duty at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Fresh off a solid seventh-place finish in the rain-postponed New Smyrna 175 at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, Rette Jones Racing and driver Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) head 15 minutes north to Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway where they hope to compete in Friday night’s NextEra Energy Resources 250.

Monday night’s K&N Pro Series East opener gave Davis and co-owner and crew chief Mark Rette an opportunity to work together and while neither were completely satisfied with their performance, the finish does give them extra motivation heading into the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) opener on Feb. 15.

“I’m really appreciative of my Rette Jones Racing team,” said Davis. “It’s been a brutal couple of weeks trying to get ready for both the K&N race and the Truck race. Now that we have one race behind us, we can turn total concentration over to the truck and see what we can deliver.”
Davis’s efforts for Daytona will continue to be supported by ALLPRO and Tower Sealants.
ALLPRO Corporation is a business-to-business purchasing cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating product retailers.

They serve over 280 such member retailers who represent approximately 1,400 storefronts located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe.

Tower Sealants is a manufacturer of top-quality caulks and sealants. With the strong financial backing of M-D Building Products, Tower Sealants started construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in September of 2005 and opened for business March 1, 2006.

“This is great exposure for our sponsors, especially on a national platform,” added Davis. “We kept ourselves near the front at the end of the K&N race – but hopefully we can qualify our No. 82 ALLPRO | Tower Sealants Ford near the front and stay in the hunt for all 100 laps.”

The Dawsonville, Ga. native will attempt to make his sixth NGOTS start on Friday night and is eager to duplicate his seventh-place outing with Kyle Busch Motorsports from last February.

“It’s going to be a tall task to duplicate what we did last year,” added Davis. “It’s a much more competitive field this year compared to last – but we’re staying positive and have a plan of attack. Mark (Rette) is super smart when it comes to setup and strategy. Once we get into this race, it will be all about avoiding the “Big One” and just being around in the end when it counts most.”

Crew chief and co truck-owner Mark Rette knows Daytona is always a tough challenge – but a task he knows they can conquer.

“We’re ready and we’ll go there and give nothing less than 100 percent,” added Rette. “We did OK at New Smyrna. It was a solid start to the year – I think we just got a little behind as far as track position. As for Daytona, it’s another beast.

“It’s going to be a close race to make on speed and we gotta be in the top-27. We’ll just see what happens. We have a dedicated bunch, a talented driver and great partners like ALLPRO and Tower Sealants, hopefully, all those mixed together can bring a good result on Friday night.”

In addition to ALLPRO and Tower Sealants serving as the title marketing partners for the opening round of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes Horton Ave. Materials, Jones Group Demolition and Abatement, Ford Performance, JRI Shocks, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners for Friday night’s anticipated thriller.

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.

In 33 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 14 top-five and 23 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis, 20, also has five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – all in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). He earned two top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The NextEra Energy Resources 250 (100 laps | 250 miles) is the first of 23 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series races on the 2019 schedule. Practice begins on Thurs, Feb. 14 from 2:35 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. A final practice session is set for 4:35 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Qualifying is set for race day, Fri., Feb. 15 beginning at 4:40 p.m. The 32-truck field will take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. with live coverage on FOX Sports 1, the Motor Racing Network (Radio) and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Satellite Radio, Channel 90).

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

About Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.

Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field a full-time entry in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).

The team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance program.

Spencer Davis joins Rette Jones Racing for 2019 K&N East season

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – After working together in a collaborative effort during the 2018 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East season, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) announced today that Spencer Davis (@SpencerDavis_29) has joined the Mooresville, N.C. organization and will compete for the series’ championship beginning with Sunday evening’s race at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway.

The Dawsonville, Ga. native will steer the No. 30 Ford Fusion for 12 of the 13 K&N East Series this season – but for Sunday’s season-opener, RJR will adorn the No. 82 in recognition of Davis’ longtime support Danny Watts.

“I’m so excited to join Rette Jones Racing for the 2019 K&N East Series season,” said Davis. “I’ve gotten to know Mark (Rette, co-owner) and his team over the last eight months or so and not only are they hardcore racers – but they are determined to put a competitive winning race car on the track.

“Rette Jones Racing was valuable in helping to make my limited K&N schedule a success last year and now the chance to work together should bring not only bring strong results but an opportunity to win the K&N East championship. Can’t wait for New Smyrna this weekend.”

Davis’s efforts for New Smyrna will be supported by ALLPRO and Tower Sealants.

ALLPRO Corporation is a business-to-business purchasing cooperative comprised of a network of independently owned paint and decorating product retailers. They serve over 280 such member retailers who represent approximately 1,400 storefronts located throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and parts of Europe.

Tower Sealants is a manufacturer of top-quality caulks and sealants. With the strong financial backing of M-D Building Products, Tower Sealants started construction of its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in September of 2005 and opened for business March 1, 2006.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to represent ALLPRO and Tower Sealants,” added Davis. “It’s always great to have new supporters for a new season. We’ve been working hard on our No. 82 ALLPRO | Tower Sealants Ford over the last few weeks and I feel like we can go to New Smyrna and contend for the win and get our season off to a fast start.”

Davis, 20, will make his fourth start at the half-mile oval. In his previous three outings, he finished second after starting second in 2016 driving for MDM Motorsports. Overall, the Georgian has one top-five and three top-10s including a sixth-place result last February. He has led 50 laps at the track and has an average start of fourth.

“New Smyrna is a track that fits my driving style,” sounded Davis. “It’s a track where I feel like rhythm is important and you just need to be able to get back in the gas in the corners to propel you forward on the frontstretch. I think we’ll be in a good position when we unload for practice because Mark (Rette) knows what I’m looking for. Hopefully, we can have a strong practice – earn the pole and give it our all during the race.

“It would be awesome to give Rette Jones Racing their first K&N victory on Sunday night.”

Rette, the 2009 ARCA champion crew chief is thrilled about the chance to work with Davis under one banner.

“I’ve been looking forward to New Smyrna for the last month or so,” he said. “Spencer is a talented race car driver and I think he’ll bring a new wave of energy to our team and we legitimately should be a factor for the championship.

“Being excited about the season is an understatement.”

Rette Jones Racing and Davis have plans outside of K&N this season and will make a further announcement(s) in the near future.

In addition to ALLPRO and Tower Sealants serving as the title marketing partners for the opening round of the season, Rette Jones Racing also welcomes Horton Ave. Materials, Jones Group Demolition and Abatement, Ford Performance, JRI Shocks, Huntilar Corp. and Goodridge Fluid Transfer Systems as associate marketing partners for the first short track race of 2019.

RJR is co-owned by Canadian entrepreneur and former race car driver Terry Jones.

In 32 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East starts, Davis has earned one victory (Dominion (Va.) Raceway 2016), two poles, achieved 14 top-five and 22 top-10 finishes. He has also 224 laps led in event competition.

Davis also has five NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) starts to his credit – all in 2018 driving for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). He earned two top-10 finishes including a career-best of seventh in his series’ debut at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.

The K&N East 150 (150 laps | 72 miles) is the first of 13 races on the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East schedule. An optional practice run is open for teams on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Official practice begins for the one-day show on Sunday, February 10 from 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. A final practice session has been etched in from 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Group qualifying is set for later in the day at 5:05 p.m. The event will take the green flag just after 7:30 p.m. that night. The event will be televised on a tape-delayed basis on NBC Sports Network with a to-be-announced time and date.

For more information on Spencer Davis, please check out his Facebook page (Spencer Davis Racing) or on Instagram @spencerdavis_29.

Davis tweets too. Follow him @SpencerDavis_29.

The latest on Rette Jones Racing is available at RetteJonesRacing.com, the team’s Facebook page or Twitter @RetteJones30.

About Rette Jones Racing:

Headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina, Rette Jones Racing (RJR) was founded in 2015 with the intent of building a successful racing operation built around the fundamentals of hard work and a never give up attitude.

Owned by racers Terry Jones and Mark Rette, RJR will field a full-time entry in 2019 in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, while also fielding a partial entry in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS).

The team also offers technical and setup intel as part of a technical alliance program.