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JJ Yeley Joins New Squad For Full-Time 2012 Cup Schedule

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JJ Yeley - Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR

JJ Yeley - Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR

The new Robinson-Blakeney Racing Sprint Cup team has announced that J.J. Yeley will drive its No. 49 Toyota for the entire 2012 season.

Yeley, 35, has not raced a full season since 2007, when he was dropped by Joe Gibbs Racing in favour of Kyle Busch.  Since then, the multiple USAC champion has driven for several smaller teams in the top echelon of NASCAR competition.  Last year Yeley raced through the Gatorade Duels to get the #46 Whitney Motorsports car into the Daytona 500, and shared the #38 Front Row Motorsport Ford with Travis Kvapil, managing between them to get the car into the top 35 in owners points.

I am energized and looking forward to working with Jay Robinson and our team beginning at Daytona in the Duel 150 race and building success all the way to Homestead,” Yeley said.

“I have enjoyed a good working relationship in the past with Tony Furr as my crew chief and am happy to be partnered with him again on this team.”

Robinson, who has fielded cars in the Nationwide Series since 2000 under the Jay Robinson Racing banner, is excited about his new partnership with businessman Troy Blakeney.

We are preparing the team for a very successful 2012 season and we are very pleased to announce our partnerships with Tony and J.J.”, Robinson commented.

It is unlikely to be a start and park operation.

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