Yeley has ‘pretty good chance’ to go Cup racing in 2017

By Dominic Aragon
March 15, 2017

NASCAR veteran J.J. Yeley may compete in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this season, the driver has told The Racing Experts.

Yeley, who is currently running in his second season with Tristar Motorsports in the XFINITY Series, says “there’s a pretty good chance” of him running in NASCAR’s premiere series in 2017.

“I’ve been working on some opportunities, I’ll know a little more about what’s going to happen next week,” Yeley said. “But there’s definitely a good opportunity that I’ll be back in a Cup car at some point this year.”

Yeley did not disclose what team or teams he is in talks with, or how many races he could run, but did say an announcement will “be coming here pretty soon.”

Yeley last raced in the MENCS in November of 2015, competing in 34 races that season with BK Racing.

The 40-year-old driver has run a total of 254 MENCS races with a career-best finish of second place in the 2007 Coca-Cola 600.

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