By Jason D Searcy (http://www.speedtalkon1360.com/)
April 13 2010
Wisconsin Nationwide series driver Kelly Bires has been let go from the JR Motorsports #88 car owned by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Kelly Bires has had only one top 10 finish in 2010 and that was a 7th place at Auto Club Speedway in California.
Jamie McMurray will drive some of the 2010 races in the #88, another driver has not yet been announced but it is very possible that long time MN dirt racer and ARCA winner Steve Arpin
will race a part-time schedule for JR Motorsports.
Dean and I broadcast a ASA Late Model race Kelly Bires was in at Elko back in 2006 on KRWC Radio.
He missed the drivers meeting with a migrane headache the morning of the race but was able to hit all his marks on the track that night for a dominating win.
I think Kelly does all the right things with the media, he is a good guy from the Midwest who deserves another ride with a good team.
*Landon Cassill from Iowa will continue to drive the #7 Nationwide car for JR Motorsports until Danica Patrick returns after the Indy Car season.