Front Row Motorsports acquires charter from BK Racing, leases one to TriStar

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Front Row Motorsports announced Friday that it has completed the purchase of a charter from BK Racing and leased that charter to TriStar Motorsports. No price was given for the sale or lease.

Front Row Motorsports will have three charters for 2018 once the leased charter is returned after the season. Teams can lease a charter once every five years. Front Row Motorsports plans to expand to a three-car operation next year.

“I’m proud of the way this team has grown since we first joined the sport, and we’re here to stay,” Front Row Motorsports owner Bob Jenkins said in a statement. “Now we’re taking the next step that will strengthen our foundation as a team and help us build more meaningful, lasting relationships on all levels – driver, sponsor and manufacturer.”

There are 36 charters in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Each charter guarantees that car a starting spot in each race.

Front Row Motorsports’ cars with a charter are the No. 34 of Landon Cassill and the No. 38 of David Ragan. The charter that goes to TriStar Motorsports means the No. 72 of Cole Whitt also will be guaranteed a starting spot in each race this season.

BK Racing is left with a charter for the No. 23 car. Rookie Gray Gaulding will drive that car in all but three races. Joey Gase is scheduled to drive the car in those three races.

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