Jack Yeley

Jack Yeley – American Professional Stock Car Racing Driver

Jack Yeley is an American professional stock car racing driver currently competing full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Married and father to one daughter, Jack currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona.

Yeley raced with Daisy Ramirez Motorsports at Daytona and finished 10th overall in the Camping World Truck Series, also competing for Latitude 43 Motorsports of Phoenix and Tommy Baldwin Racing before filling in as Kasey Kahne at Charlotte for Richard Petty Motorsports as part of his relief role.

Early Life and Education

At age 10, Yeley began racing quarter midgets. Within four years he had advanced to driving full midget cars. Growing up around racing was part of Yeley’s life in Arizona where his father “Cactus Jack”, himself an eight-time Arizona and two-time World of Outlaws midget champion, was well known in Arizona race circles.

He completed full seasons for Joe Gibbs Racing in both the Nextel Cup and Busch Series in 2006, driving their No. 18 Chevy in each event. Additionally, he competed in Xfinity Series in a Vigoro/Home Depot-sponsored Chevy.

Yeley has won several USAC championships in sprint cars, midgets and Silver Crown classes. He won Indiana Sprint Week 1997 as part of an agreement with Sinden Racing Services; that ride only lasted five races before Yeley returned to USAC racing circuit.

Professional Career

Yeley made his NASCAR Busch Series debut driving JGR’s No. 18 during 2004, competing in 17 races and earning four Top 10 finishes.

He won Indiana Sprintweek 1997 and earned Rookie of the Year honors from USAC’s National Sprint, Silver Crown and Midget championships. Additionally, he competed in four Indy Racing League events with Sinden Racing including Indianapolis 500.

Yeley competed full time in the 2015 Xfinity Series season for BK Racing, replacing Alex Bowman in their No. 23 Toyota, while also part-timing at Hall of Fame Racing (an affiliate of JGR). For this season he is driving for Rick Ware Racing in their No. 17 car alongside road course specialists from Gilliland Racing and Riley Herbst for special one-off efforts.

Achievement and Honors

JJ Yeley, son of World of Outlaws midget racing champion “Cactus Jack”, boasts an impressive list of open-wheel racing achievements. In 1995 alone he became one of only three drivers ever to capture USAC championships across three divisions — sprint car, midget racing and Silver Crown — which is quite an astounding accomplishment.

He has competed in both Robinson-Blakeney and Max Q Motorsports teams in the Xfinity Series. At present, he drives for Rick Ware Racing the No. 17 SS-Green Light Racing entry in NASCAR Xfinity Series racing.

He did not qualify for the 2020 Daytona 500 after finishing 21st in Duel 2 of the Bluegreen Vacations Duels, but later switched over to Truck points so as to compete in Reaume Brothers Racing’s Dover Triple Truck Challenge race in August.

Personal Life

Yeley is married to Kristen, and the couple share one daughter named Faith Anne. He keeps his personal affairs out of the limelight.

Tony Stewart from Phoenix, Arizona remains one of USAC’s most prolific drivers, winning 60 national series events (28 sprint car, 17 midget and 15 Silver Crown championships in one season – surpassing Tony’s feat from 1995).

Net Worth

JJ Yeley has amassed an immense fortune through his professional race car driving career, currently earning between $1 Million – $5 Million annually from racing full time in NASCAR Xfinity Series events.

Yeley, son of Judy and Cactus Jack, began racing quarter midgets before transitioning into full midgets four years later. Additionally, he is an accomplished non-wing sprint car driver, competing against some of the finest competitors from SCRA, USAC and The World of Outlaws series.

Yeley and Kristen tied the knot in 2004, and have been blessed with Faith Anne – their daughter born that same year. As a family they all enjoy spending quality time together.

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