Cessna to sponsor JR Motorsports’ in six Xfinity races

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The Cessna Aircraft Company will sponsor JR Motorsports in the Xfinity Series for six races, the team announced Friday.

The company, which also sponsors the No. 1 of Jamie McMurray in the Sprint Cup Series, will be on the No. 88 Chevrolet driven by Alex Bowman and Cole Custer.

Bowman will drive the car at Michigan International Speedway (June 11), Iowa Speedway (June 19), Richmond International Raceway (Sept. 9), Dover International Speedway (Oct. 1) and Phoenix International Raceway (Nov. 12).

Custer, who will be full-time in the Camping World Truck Series this season, will compete in five Xfinity Series races. Cessna will sponsor him at Kentucky Speedway (July 8).

Cessna will also be an associate sponsor on the No. 88 for the two races that team owner Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive it — at Texas Motor Speedway (April 8) and Richmond International Raceway (April 23).

“We are looking forward to representing Cessna on both the business and competition front,” said Kelley Earnhardt Miller, general manager of JR Motorsports in a press release. “Cessna is a strong and leading brand and our business strategies complement one another. Together we have a unique partnership with tremendous potential for growth.”