According to Kelley Earnhardt Miller, co-owner of JR Motorsports, the team is “continuing conversations” regarding a possible Cup charter in the future.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. who is also the co-owner of the team said back in April that he along with his sister had held talks about operating a Cup team and acquiring a charter.
Speaking on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “On Track” show, Miller shed light on the progress of such discussions.
“We’re just continuing conversations. That’s what we’ve been doing, just trying to talk with people and get as much information and get as much ideas of what opportunities are out there, and really thinking through 2023 for us would be ideal, so that gives us a little bit of time.
“You see this charter stuff happening and Trackhouse (Racing) buying (Chip Ganassi Racing) and just the rumors out there of different situations and you kind of get a little nervous. ‘Will there be a charter available? What will the situation be? Are they going to be too expensive or whatnot?’
“Just a lot of moving parts. A lot of unknown situations that really just force you to take a risk and take a gamble. We’re just not quite there yet. We want to be there, but just continuing those conversations and trying to put it all together. But the interest remains high and just trying to make sure that it’s the right situation and the right fit.”
This year has seen a number of new charters. Kaulig Racing will be acquiring two charters from Spire Motorsports for next season. Trackhouse Racing will purchase Chip Ganassi Racing at the end of the season.