Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BREAKING NEWS: JR Fitzpatrick Signs With Turn One Racing For 2012 Truck Series

JR Fitzpatrick
Canadian J.R. Fitzpatrick has signed with Stacy Compton’s Turn One Racing to run the full 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series schedule, and could also make his first career Sprint Cup Series event on the road course at Watkins Glen International later this year. 

Fitzpatrick told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s SiriusXM Speedway with Dave Moody that he will drive the No. 60 Chevrolet Silverado this season, replacing Cole Whitt, who left to take a full-time NASCAR Nationwide Series ride with JR Motorsports during the off-season. Whitt led the Truck Series points last season before eventually fading to ninth in the final rundown.

“I know this sounds pretty sudden, and it is,” said Fitzpatrick. “But my management group has been holding conversations with Turn One Racing for over a year. They’ve got really nice stuff and Stacy is a great team owner. Talks heated up a couple of weeks ago, and now we’ve agreed to race together for the whole year.”

Fitzpatrick confirmed that he will also compete in the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series this season, saying that while he may have “a couple of (scheduling) to be filled here and there, the Truck Series will definitely take precedence, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Canadian Tire Series and only gotten a few shots at a big-time ride in the States.”
He declined to comment on sponsorship, saying, there are “a few groups we’re working on, but nothing to announce yet.”

The 2006 CASCAR Super Series (now NASCAR Canadian Tire Series) champion, Fitzpatrick has 28 career starts in the NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, and finished a career-best fifth on the road course at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal last season for Go Canada Racing. He will make his first career Sprint Cup appearance at Watkins Glen.


  1. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Excellent news for J.R.! He will have an entire country rooting him on.


  2. Anonymous7:16 PM

    I still do not understand why all these teams aren't signing the gunslinger?

  3. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Good luck JR. Hope this is the big break that you need to get it going.

  4. Anonymous9:07 PM

    he wont make it. hes the rowdy busch of canada. like nascar needs another one

  5. Anonymous10:09 AM

    are you kidding me the Rowdy Busch of Canada. The boy has some talent, and will probably show it this year for sure starting at Daytona.

  6. Shannon10:31 AM

    Rowdy?..And how well do you know him....apparently not well enuff..JR is a stand up guy who has the same if not more passion than any other driver...He has respect, and is driven...dont be a hater!!...Go get em JR...We're all rootin ya here in Cambridge, Ontario!!!

  7. Anonymous11:56 AM

    Hopefully Ranger will be next, go get'em JR

  8. Anonymous1:46 PM

    He will make it. JR is a mature driver that doesn't get rattled. Professional, and well rounded.

    Follow him @J_R_Fitzpatrick


  9. Anonymous2:10 PM

    The kid can drive! Good luck and just show them what you can do!

  10. Anonymous5:31 PM

    I agree, Nascar doesn't need another "rowdy Busch". Kid gets rattled easily. Hell be a nobody within a year!