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GAINSCO Withdraws from Motorsports

GAINSCO Auto Insurance pulls out of motorsports following 14-year run…

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GAINSCO Auto Insurance has elected to end its motorsports involvement following a 14-year run in North American top-level sports car racing.

The Texas-based firm, which has risen to fame through the sponsorship of Bob Stallings Racing, had most recently been a partner with JDC-Miller Motorsports on its No. 99 Oreca 07 Gibson in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

The announcement was made via social media on Wednesday, the day JDC-Miller confirmed its 2019 lineups.

“We were incredibly fortunate to have been able to spend the 2018 season with JDC-Miller Motorsports and celebrate one final return to the Prototype ranks with a fantastic team,” said Andy Jordan SR. V.P. Marketing and Business Development, GAINSCO Auto Insurance.

“Stephen Simpson, Misha Goikhberg and Chris Miller will go down in history as the final drivers to pilot a No. 99 to a race win with their triumph at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen.

“We could not have asked for a better partnership, nor better representation by a great team than we were in 2018.”

JDC-Miller’s lead car, which ran the No. 99 in honor of the now-defunct Bob Stallings Racing this year, has reverted to No. 84 for the 2019 WeatherTech Championship season.

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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