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Big News: Oakley Motocross Superstar James Stewart Signs With Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX Team - Option to Race NASCAR
Rumors have been circulating for months. With Oakley Motocross Superstar James “Bubba” Stewart not racing Outdoors (AMA Pro Motocross Series) this year, following a turbulent Supercross season, speculation on his future with a new team swirled in the air. Well the big news is finally out. Bubba has signed a multi-year contract to race with the motocross division of Joe Gibbs Racing, JGRMX. Famous for its success in NASCAR, Joe Gibbs’ team extended its relationship with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. – racing exclusively Yamaha motorcycles through 2014. James will also have the option to dip into car racing with the team. He’ll debut on two wheels with Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX at the opening round of the 2012 AMA Supercross Championship (Jan. 7, 2012 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim).
You know the line. “If you’re not first, you’re last.” This year at Talladega, Clint Bowyer was definitely not last. Oakley’s head-to-toe speedster claimed his first victory of the season in killer fashion, bumping out Jeff Burton on the last lap of the race with the checkered flag in sight – powering his way for the win for a flat out drag race finish.
Charging into the heralded ‘Chase’ in 2011, Tony Stewart hadn’t been faring very well….0-26 to be exact. That changed quick. Just two races into the 10-race road to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, O’s superstar is undefeated after claiming a resounding victory this past weekend at the Sylvania 200 NASCAR Cup Series race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. His 41st total career Sprint Cup success and his third in New Hampshire came on the heels of his first win of the season at Chicagoland Speedway a mere six days ago.