After running part-time for BK Racing last year, J.J. Yeley has been named as a full-time driver for the team in the 2015 Sprint Cup season.
A short release from the team did not specify whether Yeley would drive its No. 23 or No. 83 Toyota Camry. The team expects to announce information regarding a second full-time program by early next week.
Yeley made nine starts last year for BK Racing. The first of those came in the No. 83 car at Michigan in August when its regular driver, rookie Ryan Truex, suffered a concussion during a practice session.
Following a second start at Richmond in the team’s other No. 93 car, Yeley then ran the final seven races of 2014 in the No. 83 after Truex had been released.
Yeley also made Cup starts in 2014 for Xxxtreme Motorsports and Go FAS Racing, the latter team being co-owned by NASCAR on NBC analyst Frank Stoddard.
“I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of my BK Racing Toyota Camry,” Yeley said in the release. “I filled in for the team at the end of the 2014 season, and I’m glad to be given the opportunity to come back again for another season.
“I am ready to get the 2015 season started and head to Daytona International Speedway for some restrictor-plate racing.”
BK owner Ron Devine said Yeley has been a “great asset” to the team and “has the knowledge and skill to help build this organization.”