BJ McLeod Motorsports (BJMM) announced today that Matt Mills will return to the organization for a sixth season. He will drive the No. 5 Chevrolet with support from anchor sponsor JF Electric.
The 25-year-old New Philadelphia, Ohio native has quietly become one of the longest tenured drivers in the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS). Entering the 2022 season he has made an impressive 101 NXS starts and completed more than 15,000 laps. His career-best finish came in the Circle K Firecracker 250 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, July 5, 2019, he finished 10th.
“Matt (Mills) has been an important part of the growth of our race team the last several years,” said BJMM owner, BJ McLeod. “He stuck with us through some growing pains and has helped make our organization better. I believe his commitment and hard work, with the addition of some key personnel will lead to success for Matt and the entire team.”
Established in 2016, BJMM is owned by NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) owner/driver BJ McLeod and his wife, Jessica. Since its inception, the Mooresville, N.C. based team has started over 500 NXS events. The team currently fields three full-time NXS entries. In addition to BJMM, McLeod co-owns Live Fast Motorsports, a full-time NCS team.
“I am excited for the 2022 season behind the wheel of the No. 5 Chevrolet,” Mills said. “We have shown flashes of speed over the past several seasons and with some of the changes and improvements B.J (McLeod) has made, there is a renewed sense of optimism and excitement throughout the whole organization.”
JF Electric and Utilitra have both committed to a multi-year extension with Mills and will return as anchor sponsors of the No. 5 Chevrolet.
“J.F. Electric and Utilitra are honored and excited to be sponsors for BJ McLeod Motorsports and Matt Mills in 2022,” said JF Electric CEO, Greg Fowler. “We are delighted to support a young and talented driver such as Matt. We look forward to following Matt and his team this year and are rooting for them to have a safe, successful, and electrifying year!”
The NXS season begins Saturday, February 19, 2022 with the running of the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. 300 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The race will be live on FS1 and MRN beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET.
In addition, Thompson Electric, a longtime supporter of Mills, will return as an associate sponsor.
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