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Casey Jr., Taylor Confirmed in Second JDC-Miller Audi TCR

Britt Casey Jr., Mikey Taylor confirmed in four-race program with JDC-Miller…

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Reigning IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR champion Britt Casey Jr. has been confirmed alongside Mikey Taylor in a partial-season TCR effort with JDC-Miller Motorsports.

The pairing will drive a second Audi RS 3 LMS TCR in the Pilot Challenge races at Sebring, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Road America and Michelin Road Atlanta, with backing from Unitronic.

It comes in addition to the team’s full-season entry of Stephen Simpson and Michael Johnson, which Taylor was a part of in Daytona and will also remain on board for the Watkins Glen round.

“After seeing the success of the program JDC-Miller runs, myself and my good friends at Unitronic couldn’t help but want to do more races in addition to the Daytona and Watkins Glen effort I have in the No. 54 with Mike and Stephen,” Taylor said.

Alongside Tom Long, Casey claimed the inaugural IMSA TCR title with four wins and three poles in a Compass Racing Audi, a program that did not continue into the 2019 season.

“JDC-Miller Motorsports knows how to run the Audi RS 3 LMS effectively and their results have shown,” Casey said.

“With a new tire provider for this year in Michelin, I’m eager to see how the on-track product has evolved and how my knowledge from last season will transfer over.

“Mikey is fast, diligent, and committed to success which makes this program that much more exciting!”

Taylor added: “I couldn’t be more excited to co-drive with a fast, professional like Britt.

“As a past champion he’ll bring a ton of experience to our program to help with the learning curve.

“Even though this year is just a four-race effort, we’ll race every event to win with the plan of doing a full season in 2020.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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