Ryan Preece started his racing career in quarter midgets, racing from ages 7-11 where he qualified for every national and compiled more than 150 weekly wins at Silver City Speedway. He was a 3-time JSCA Gasoline Alley National Champion, along with winning a Jr Stock Grand National Championship, a Light B Tangerine Invitational Champion and the Light B Turkey Derby Champion.
Preece made his NASCAR® debut in 2007, racing in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour. He made 14 starts and finished 19th in the season standings during his rookie season. From 2007 to 2015, Preece made 123 starts in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour earning 15 wins, 55 top-fives, 78 top-tens, and 14 pole awards. In 2008 he became the youngest driver in Whelen Modified Tour history to earn a pole. Preece then became the youngest NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour champion in tour history in 2013.
G&K is pleased to sponsor JD Motorsports and No. 01 Chevrolet driver Ryan Preece for the 2016 NASCAR XFINITY® series. “We’ve had a strong partnership with G&K Services for the past seven years,” said Johnny Davis, JD Motorsports team owner. “We’re very excited about Ryan joining the team and about the new Chase format for the XFINITY Series. It’s my goal to have the G&K Services Chevy in the Chase. We are looking forward to our best season yet.”