JR Motorsports and GMS Racing have established Drivers Edge Development, a program presented by Chevrolet and aimed at grooming the next generation of drivers through a tiered pipeline coupled with comprehensive off-track education.
The program will give drivers the opportunity to race in five types of development series with JRM or GMS-fielded entries. The program also provides added training to enhance professional growth off the track.
Although mainly performance-based, there are no set criteria for selection into the program.
The six drivers in the program this year are:
Noah Gragson (Xfinity driver at JR Motorsports)
John Hunter Nemechek (Xfinity driver at GMS Racing)
Zane Smith (Xfinity driver at JR Motorsports in eight races)
Sheldon Creed (Truck driver at GMS Racing)
Sam Mayer (Truck/ARCA/K&N driver for GMS Racing and Late Model driver for JR Motorsports)
Adam Lemke (Late Model driver for JR Motorsports)
The relationship between JR Motorsports and GMS Racing is not new. They have a technical alliance in the Xfinity Series.