Jeff Jefferson and Jerry Pitts, two championship crew chiefs of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series, formed Jefferson Pitts Racing in 2015. The duo has combined for more than 70+ years of experience in every facet of racing from driving to chassis building to championship crew chiefs. Owners Jeff Jefferson and Jerry Pitts will see the JPR team expand its efforts and involvement in the Late Model Development Program in 2019. JPR will continue to compete in selected races in both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West and in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In the 2018 season, the JPR Team recorded 2 wins, 9 top five and 22 top ten finishes competing in partial schedules in both the West and East series. Jerry Pitts also won the 2017 Sportsmanship Award following in the footsteps of co-owner Jeff Jefferson who was the recipient of the award in 2016.
With a championship on his resume, while working for Gene Price Motorsports (Dylan Kwasniewski, 2012), Jeff Jefferson has the experience to guide young drivers to compete at the NASCAR K&N level and beyond. "Our goal is to put together good finishes and let the results and points speak for themselves" Jerry Pitts brings three championships to the table as he led Greg Pursley to the 2014 crown while at Gene Price Motorsports and also scoring the 2011 and 2002 titles (Pursley, Eric Norris). Having worked with Jefferson in the past, building a strong team together has been a goal for some time.
The Jefferson Pitts Racing team has only been in existence for four short years but they have already shown success by winning thirteen races between the West and East Series. Current Kyle Busch Motorsports Camping World Truck Series driver Noah Gragson drove for Jefferson Pitts racing during the last two seasons before moving up the ranks.
“Teaming up with Jefferson Pitts Racing is just what I need to advance my career behind the wheel." and "I am eager to expand my oval racing experience this year with crew chief Jeff Jefferson along with Jerry Pitts. The history between the two is absolutely incredible. I plan on being as much of a sponge and student of the sport as possible."
The Jefferson Pitts Racing (JPR) driver became the ninth competitor to finish as the series runner-up and earn Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors in the same year. Gragson speaking of the 2016 season “I went into this season not knowing what to expect,” said Gragson. “A consistent struggle this year for me was qualifying, but we were good at the end of races and my team was great at coming up with good race setups.”