Motocross legend James "Bubba" Stewart hopes to follow the tire tracks of colleague Ricky Carmichael, all the way to NASCAR.
"I am excited about joining the Gibbs racing family," said Stewart. "My goal in Supercross is to pass Jeremy McGrath's record of 72 Supercross wins. I am more than half way there and look forward to realizing that dream during my time with JGR. I have also had an interest in car racing and we are going to explore my potential in that sport through the NASCAR side of the operation." In a related story, JGRMX has extended its relationship with Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, and will campaign Yamaha motorcycles exclusively through the 2014 season.
Stewart and Carmichael are the only riders ever to finish a season undefeated. Nicknamed “The Tiger Woods of Motocross,” Stewart went a perfect 24-for-24 in 2008 en route to the 2008 AMA Speed Athlete of the Year Award.