Andy Petree Racing

Summary

Jackson Bros. Motorsports
Leo Jackson Motorsports
Andy Petree Racing
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Owner(s)Richard Jackson (1985–1989)
Leo Jackson (1985–1996)
Andy Petree (1996–2004)
BaseNorth Carolina
SeriesWinston Cup, Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series
Race driversHarry Gant
Benny Parsons
Ken Schrader
Greg Biffle
Christian Fittipaldi
Bobby Hamilton
SponsorsSkoal, Oakwood Homes, Copenhagen, Square D
ManufacturerOldsmobile, Chevrolet
Opened1985
Closed2004
Career
Drivers' Championships0
Race victories12

Andy Petree Racing (APR) was a NASCAR team that won 12 races. Originally formed in 1985 as Jackson Bros. Motorsports, its ownership changed hands several times over the years, with three different owners from its beginning to its closure in 2004. The team was based out of North Carolina, and was always a steady competitor for the win despite never winning a championship.

Beginnings

Jackson Motorsports No. 66 in 1985

The team was formed in 1985 by brothers Leo and Richard Jackson. At the Daytona 500 that year, the team entered the No. 55 and No. 66 cars, sponsored by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco through its Copenhagen and Skoal brands and driven by another pair of brothers, Benny Parsons and his brother Phil. Benny finished 31st and Phil finished 29th, both suffering engine failure. Phil ran fourteen races with the team that year and posted three top 10s while splitting time with another ride, and Benny ran fourteen races as well and had six top 10 finishes running a limited schedule. The two returned for 1986, when BP had four top tens and won the team's first pole position. Phil ran a limited schedule himself and had five top-tens. After Benny left at the end of the year, his brother moved from the No. 66 to the No. 55. In his first year with the No. 55, Phil Parsons finished a then career-high fourth at Martinsville and finished 14th in points. The No. 66 ran only one race that year, with IndyCar driver Tom Sneva running at Daytona before dropping out with engine failure. In 1988, Parsons improved to a ninth-place finish in points, with the highlight of his year coming with his victory at the Winston 500 despite running out of fuel earlier in the race. In 1989 the team returned to a two-car operation, signing Harry Gant away from Mach 1 Racing with the Skoal sponsorship coming with him. The Jacksons also traded numbers with Mach 1 owner Hal Needham and ran the No. 33 alongside the No. 55. Gant won early in the season at Darlington Speedway and finished seventh in points, while Parsons, despite additional sponsorship from Crown Petroleum, only had three top-tens and dropped to 21st in points. At the end of the year, Parsons left for Morgan-McClure Motorsports.

1990–1996

In 1990, Richard Jackson splintered from the team to form his own operation, taking the equipment for the No. 55 with him. The newly renamed Leo Jackson Motorsports still held onto the No. 33 and Gant who won at Pocono Raceway but finished 17th in points that year. Phil Parsons also returned to the team briefly following his release from Morgan-McClure, pulling substitute duty for Gant at Bristol Motor Speedway. 1991 was much better for Gant, as he finished 3rd in points and won four consecutive races late in the season, which began a "Life Begins at 51" campaign because Gant was the oldest winner in the history of the sport. He followed that up with his final two career wins in 1992 and a fourth-place finish in points. In 1993 & 1994, he didn't win but had a pole each year as well as an eleventh-place finish in points in 1993. During his retirement year in 1994, LJM began grooming his replacement, and Robert Pressley, ran three races for the team in the No. 54 sponsored by Manheim Auctions. His best finish was 31st. He moved to the No. 33 full-time in 1995, where he posted a tenth-place at Bristol, and finished runner-up to Ricky Craven for Rookie of the Year. 1996 was a struggle for Pressley and the team, when Pressley was running decently before having to miss the first race at Dover Downs (he was replaced by Greg Sacks). Around this time, Jackson was contemplating retirement and began looking to sell the team. His buyer was his crew chief at the time, Andy Petree. After one race as an owner, he released Pressley and had Todd Bodine finish out the year for him.

1997–2001

For 1997, Petree selected Ken Schrader to be his driver. Having won four Cup races, Schrader was solid all season long, as he won the pole for both Loudon races and finished tenth in the points standings. 1998 saw about the same result, with eight finishes of ninth or better, and two more pole positions. APR also expanded to a multi-car operation briefly, fielding the No. 55 Oakwood Homes-sponsored Chevy driven by Hut Stricklin in the Pepsi 400. The team became a multi-car full-time in 1999, with Kenny Wallace signing to drive the No. 55 car with a sponsorship from Square D. The year was "up and down" for Wallace, as he posted a career-best second-place finish at Loudon, but could only muster a 22nd-place points finish. Meanwhile, in the No. 33 team, NASCAR's community was shocked when long-time sponsor Skoal announced it would no longer continue its association with the No. 33. After the team signed Oakwood Homes to be a full-time sponsor for the car, Schrader announced he would leave to pursue other opportunities. After a long search, APR decided to hire Joe Nemechek to pilot the car. While he didn't visit victory lane at all in 2000, he did have three top fives and the first top 25 points finish of his career. After nailing just one top 10 that year, Wallace announced he would leave for Eel River Racing. Wallace finished second at the Winston 500 at Talladega, pushing Dale Earnhardt to the win. It was Earnhardt's last victory before his death the following February in the Daytona 500. It wasn't long before Bobby Hamilton was named to handle the driving chores. When the 2000 season came to an end, APR fielded an unprecedented third team, the No. 35 for Geoffrey Bodine at Atlanta Motor Speedway. 2001 was a banner year for APR, as Hamilton won at Talladega Superspeedway in the same car that Wallace finished 2nd in with last fall, and finished eighteenth in points, while Nemechek had ups and downs, breaking a shoulder at Dover and being replaced by Scott Pruett; Wally Dallenbach, Jr.; and Bobby Hamilton, Jr. (Hamilton's son). When he returned from his injuries, Nemechek was able to rebound with a victory at Rockingham Speedway and had a respectable 28th-place finish in points. Unfortunately, Oakwood Homes had financial trouble and backed out as sponsor, and Nemechek left to join Haas-Carter Motorsports as a replacement driver for Jimmy Spencer in the No. 26 Kmart-sponsored Ford (a ride that Nemechek, again, would lose due to Kmart filing for bankruptcy in 2002 and pulling their sponsorship from NASCAR).

Final seasons

Oakwood Homes' financial troubles left the No. 33 without a sponsor for 2002. Mike and Kenny Wallace ran limited schedules in the car, with Mike racing the No. 33 in The Winston, but no full-time sponsor could be located. In addition, several attempts to get Jerry Jones to buy into the team failed. The team's fortunes continued to decline as Hamilton, who was struggling intensely, suffered a broken shoulder in a crash. Ron Hornaday and Greg Biffle were able to fill in, but despite a tenth-place finish in the season finale, Hamilton was not happy, and he departed to the Craftsman Truck Series to race for his own team taking the Square D sponsorship with him. Christian Fittipaldi signed to drive the No. 33 at the Daytona 500, finishing 35th. The team only started one other race that year, with Paul Menard at Watkins Glen International Raceway, where he finished 29th. In 2004, Menard and Petree ran in the Busch Series in the hopes of attracting major sponsorship for the team's planned return to the Cup series, but Menard signed a contract with Dale Earnhardt, Inc., and took the sponsorship from his father's company with him. Despite running a couple of truck series races, Petree auctioned off all of his equipment, with most of it, including the number, going to the Kevin Harvick Incorporated racing stable which raced as the No. 33 in the Busch Series.

Driver history

Car No. 33 results

Andy Petree Racing No. 33
NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Owners Pts
1985 Phil Parsons 66 Olds DAY
29
RCH CAR ATL
41
BRI DAR
8
NWS MAR TAL
34
DOV CLT
33
RSD POC
11
MCH
19
DAY
27
POC
8
TAL
31
MCH
6
BRI DAR
39
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
27
CAR ATL
14
RSD 21st 2740
1986 DAY
24
RCH CAR ATL
18
BRI DAR
31
NWS MAR TAL
5
DOV CLT
24
RSD POC
31
MCH
33
DAY
9
POC
37
TAL
13
GLN
14
MCH
9
BRI DAR
22
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
10
CAR ATL
10
RSD 27th 1742
1987 Tom Sneva DAY
29
CAR RCH ATL DAR NWS BRI MAR TAL CLT DOV POC RSD MCH DAY POC TAL GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT CAR RSD ATL 90th 76
1989 Harry Gant 33 DAY
12
CAR
31
ATL
29
RCH
14
DAR
1*
BRI
10
NWS
23
MAR
12
TAL
7
CLT
40
DOV
23
SON
12
POC
2
MCH
32
DAY
32
POC
5
TAL
8
GLN
19
MCH
3
BRI
4
DAR
6
RCH
5
DOV
38
MAR
2
CLT
2
NWS
4
CAR
29
PHO
8
ATL
17
7th 3610
1990 DAY
18
RCH
36
CAR
11
ATL
9
DAR
6
NWS
13
MAR
26
TAL
36
CLT
25
DOV
34
SON
19
POC
1
MCH
5
DAY
7
POC
14
TAL
15
GLN
21
MCH
13
BRI
26
DAR
5
RCH
36
DOV
4
MAR
5
NWS
28
CLT
26
CAR
3
PHO
37
ATL
19
17th 3182
Phil Parsons BRI
25
1991 Harry Gant DAY
25
RCH
3
CAR
3
ATL
19
DAR
27
BRI
11
NWS
23
MAR
5
TAL
1
CLT
4
DOV
3
SON
27
POC
4
MCH
10
DAY
23
POC
26
TAL
39
GLN
28
MCH
6
BRI
19
DAR
1*
RCH
1
DOV
1*
MAR
1*
NWS
2*
CLT
4
CAR
2*
PHO
23
ATL
4
4th 3985
1992 DAY
12
CAR
3
RCH
3
ATL
2
DAR
2
BRI
29
NWS
5
MAR
5
TAL
24
CLT
5
DOV
1
SON
17
POC
23
MCH
7
DAY
23
POC
2
TAL
17
GLN
18
MCH
1
BRI
26
DAR
16*
RCH
8
DOV
6
MAR
19
NWS
13
CLT
8
CAR
6
PHO
14
ATL
13
4th 3955
1993 Chevy DAY
21
CAR
31
RCH
9
ATL
21
DAR
37
BRI
28
NWS
13
MAR
31
TAL
23
SON
19
CLT
18
DOV
7
POC
3
MCH
10
DAY
21
NHA
17
POC
9
TAL
8
GLN
10
MCH
30
BRI
4
DAR
7
RCH
11
DOV
5
MAR
33
NWS
6
CLT
12
CAR
4
PHO
12
ATL
28
11th 3524
1994 DAY
34
CAR
37
RCH
34
ATL
30
DAR
8
BRI
37
NWS
8
MAR
DNQ
TAL
23
SON
10
CLT
7
DOV
42
POC
16
MCH
35
DAY
31
NHA
17
POC
38
TAL
21
IND
37
GLN
10
MCH
25
BRI
9
DAR
41
RCH
22
DOV
13
MAR
8
NWS
32
CLT
22
CAR
31
PHO
23
ATL
33
25th 2720
1995 Robert Pressley DAY
26
CAR
42
RCH
35
ATL
31
DAR
30
BRI
10
NWS
18
MAR
17
TAL
18
SON
30
CLT
24
DOV
19
POC
37
MCH
17
DAY
11
NHA
13
POC
34
TAL
27
IND
28
GLN
34
MCH
18
BRI
24
DAR
17
RCH
30
DOV
14
MAR
34
NWS
33
CLT
42
CAR
29
PHO
19
ATL
41
29th 2663
1996 DAY
30
CAR
26
RCH
16
ATL
27
DAR
36
BRI
17
NWS
4
MAR
34
TAL
7
SON
34
CLT
33
POC
33
MCH
23
DAY
17
NHA
5
POC
25
TAL
31
IND
30
GLN
30
MCH
41
BRI
33
DAR
27
RCH
26
DOV
32
MAR
32
NWS
33
32nd 2485
Greg Sacks DOV
27
Todd Bodine CAR
20
PHO
11
ATL
32
1997 Ken Schrader DAY
33
CAR
18
RCH
35
ATL
25
DAR
8
TEX
18
BRI
12
MAR
10
SON
31
TAL
12
CLT
38
DOV
6
POC
23
MCH
27
CAL
34
DAY
15
NHA
11
POC
14
IND
11
GLN
14
MCH
14
BRI
6
DAR
10
RCH
14
NHA
37
DOV
12
MAR
9
CLT
15
TAL
4
CAR
30
PHO
4
ATL
20
10th 3576
1998 DAY
4
CAR
23
LVS
21
ATL
17
DAR
18
BRI
6
TEX
21
MAR
10
TAL
29
CAL
15
CLT
10
DOV
15
RCH
4
MCH
28
POC
43
SON
20
NHA
9
POC
8
IND
10
GLN
24
MCH
14
BRI
14
NHA
42
DAR
13
RCH
4
DOV
39
MAR
13
CLT
40
TAL
24
DAY
9
PHO
22
CAR
14
ATL
7
12th 3675
1999 DAY
6
CAR
11
LVS
18
ATL
26
DAR
43
TEX
17
BRI
20
MAR
9
TAL
6
CAL
14
RCH
14
CLT
7
DOV
41
MCH
13
POC
27
SON
39
DAY
20
NHA
35
POC
34
IND
18
GLN
17
MCH
25
BRI
10
DAR
9
RCH
21
NHA
12
DOV
26
MAR
21
CLT
23
TAL
25
CAR
30
PHO
14
HOM
29
ATL
19
15th 3479
2000 Joe Nemechek DAY
42
CAR
30
LVS
9
ATL
5
DAR
41
BRI
25
TEX
37
MAR
17
TAL
22
CAL
20
RCH
23
CLT
23
DOV
7
MCH
18
POC
42
SON
11
DAY
11
NHA
2
POC
34
IND
18
GLN
8
MCH
23
BRI
27
DAR
31
RCH
40
NHA
9
DOV
7
MAR
14
CLT
14
TAL
3
CAR
10
PHO
24
HOM
18
ATL
25
15th 3534
2001 DAY
11
CAR
17
LVS
35
ATL
17
DAR
24
BRI
43
TEX
41
MAR
16
TAL
6
CAL
20
RCH
19
DAY
27
CHI
16
NHA
41
POC
23
IND
20
GLN
32
MCH
22
BRI
24
DAR
33
RCH
16
DOV
7
KAN
20
CLT
20
MAR
23
TAL
8
PHO
35
CAR
1*
HOM
31
ATL
39
NHA
20
28th 2994
Bobby Hamilton Jr. CLT
39
DOV
42
MCH
24
Wally Dallenbach Jr. POC
26
Scott Pruett SON
12
2002 Mike Wallace DAY
21
CAR
38
LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL
42
CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH SON DAY
41
CHI NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV KAN 41st 1551
Kenny Wallace TAL
33
CLT MAR ATL CAR PHO HOM
2003 Christian Fittipaldi DAY
35
CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX TAL MAR CAL RCH CLT DOV POC MCH 44th 857
Paul Menard SON
DNQ
DAY CHI NHA POC IND GLN
29
MCH BRI DAR RCH NHA DOV TAL KAN CLT MAR ATL PHO CAR HOM

Car No. 55 results

Andy Petree Racing No. 55
NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Driver No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Owners Pts
1985 Benny Parsons 55 Chevy DAY
31
RCH CAR ATL
8
BRI DAR
32
NWS MAR TAL
29
DOV CLT
42
RSD POC
6
MCH
10
DAY
11
POC
6
TAL
36
MCH
5
BRI DAR
8
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
41
CAR ATL
33
RSD 29th 1427
1986 Olds DAY
5
RCH CAR ATL
6
BRI DAR
28
NWS MAR TAL
20
DOV CLT
34
RSD POC
33
MCH
41
DAY
36
POC
29
TAL
5
GLN
8
MCH
26
BRI DAR
31
RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
30
CAR ATL
11
RSD
27
30th 1555
1987 Phil Parsons DAY
11
CAR
11
RCH
15
ATL
27
DAR
9
NWS
7
BRI
20
MAR
4
TAL
31
CLT
8
DOV
22
POC
11
RSD
11
MCH
21
DAY
15
POC
39
TAL
29
GLN
7
MCH
14
BRI
19
DAR
12
RCH
20
DOV
29
MAR
16
NWS
14
CLT
27
CAR
9
RSD
13
ATL
8
14th 3327
1988 DAY
3
RCH
30
CAR
15
ATL
37
DAR
8
BRI
22
NWS
7
MAR
9
TAL
1
CLT
8
DOV
39
RSD
5
POC
8
MCH
7
DAY
3
POC
31
TAL
11
GLN
4
MCH
20
BRI
19
DAR
6
RCH
24
DOV
14
MAR
21
CLT
27
NWS
2
CAR
8
PHO
9
ATL
16
9th 3630
1989 DAY
5
CAR
39
ATL
14
RCH
27
DAR
41
BRI
23
NWS
DNQ
MAR
13
TAL
17
CLT
13
DOV
10
SON
18
POC
12
MCH
15
DAY
3
POC
12
TAL
41
GLN
17
MCH
33
BRI
11
DAR
21
RCH
36
DOV
13
MAR
14
CLT
20
NWS
28
CAR
24
PHO
37
ATL
42
21st 2933
1994 Robert Pressley 54 Chevy DAY
40
CAR RCH ATL DAR BRI NWS MAR TAL SON CLT DOV POC MCH DAY NHA
DNQ
POC TAL IND
DNQ
GLN MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH DOV MAR NWS CLT
31
CAR PHO ATL
35
57th 171
1998 Hut Stricklin 55 DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR BRI TEX MAR TAL CAL CLT DOV RCH MCH POC SON NHA POC IND GLN MCH BRI NHA DAR RCH DOV MAR CLT TAL DAY
42
PHO CAR ATL 65th 37
1999 Kenny Wallace DAY
42
CAR
13
LVS
40
ATL
29
DAR
23
TEX
39
BRI
16
MAR
6
TAL
7
CAL
27
RCH
41
CLT
12
DOV
39
MCH
21
POC
25
SON
14
DAY
15
NHA
2
POC
37
IND
39
GLN
19
MCH
27
BRI
11
DAR
35
RCH
12
NHA
34
DOV
43
MAR
5
CLT
30
TAL
5
CAR
16
PHO
18
HOM
15
ATL
34
22nd 3210
2000 DAY
29
CAR
24
LVS
39
ATL
37
DAR
35
BRI
20
TEX
21
MAR
42
TAL
40
CAL
36
RCH
20
CLT
27
DOV
18
MCH
31
POC
23
SON
13
DAY
19
NHA
26
POC
21
IND
29
GLN
14
MCH
30
BRI
26
DAR
35
RCH
14
NHA
43
DOV
15
MAR
22
CLT
37
TAL
2
CAR
43
PHO
19
HOM
24
ATL
23
26th 2874
2001 Bobby Hamilton DAY
8
CAR
13
LVS
30
ATL
22
DAR
9
BRI
8
TEX
18
MAR
4*
TAL
1
CAL
36
RCH
28
CLT
24
DOV
20
MCH
22
POC
33
SON
15
DAY
38
CHI
30
NHA
29
POC
29
IND
27
GLN
36
MCH
28
BRI
23
DAR
15
RCH
13
DOV
10
KAN
15
CLT
31
MAR
13
TAL
5
PHO
36
CAR
22
HOM
39
ATL
27
NHA
29
18th 3575
2002 DAY
32
CAR
9
LVS
43
ATL
29
DAR
13
BRI
28
TEX
31
MAR
27
TAL
22
CAL
30
RCH
17
CLT
23
DOV
9
POC
27
MCH
37
SON
31
DAY
16
CHI
15
NHA
26
POC
19
IND
23
GLN
19
MCH
23
BRI
11
DAR
23
CLT
27
MAR
25
ATL
35
CAR
38
PHO
29
HOM
10
32nd 2832
Greg Biffle RCH
33
NHA
27
DOV
33
KAN
36
Ron Hornaday Jr. TAL
32

External links

  • Racing Reference
  • Jayski's Team 33 News Page
  • Jayski's Team 55 News Page