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JASPER Driveline Division Wraps Up Successful 2016 Racing Season

2016 was another highly successful season for the Driveline Division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions. All told, six of the top eight drivers in the 2016 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series final points standings drove cars equipped with JASPER products. Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 23 wins, 93 top-five finishes, 170 top-ten finishes, and earned 26 pole position starts in 2016.

NASCAR® Xfinity Series Drivers using JASPER products accounted for 19 wins in 2016, including Series Champion, Daniel Suarez.  

“Overall, our 2016 went real well,” said Terry DeKemper, JASPER Driveline Division Manager.  “We were extremely busy with a lot of gear changes, but our season went smoothly, with no major issues. It’s truly a testament to the strength and durability of our driveline products.”

Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick, along with Furniture Row Racing driver, Martin Truex Jr, used the single-rail version of the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission in 2016, which allows a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears.  

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers used a JASPER three-rail 4-Speed Transmission. They included: Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series, and NASCAR® Xfinity Series drivers Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Matt Tifft.  Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth were also among Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the NASCAR® Xfinity Series using JASPER products in 2016.  

DeKemper also announced the JASPER Driveline Division will supply 4-Speed Transmissions to Erik Jones, who moves to Furniture Row Racing and will drive the #77 Toyota for the 2017 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series season. Furniture Row Racing, Joe Gibbs Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing will continue to use JASPER transmissions for their drivers next season.

“With the #77 team coming on board with JASPER next year, and the other teams using more of our product, it can only be good news for JASPER,” said DeKemper. “Our success can be attributed to our engineering staff and Associates within the department with many years’ experience, all working together to produce a great overall product.”

 

 

JASPER Driveline Division Supplies Transmissions to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2016

Stewart-Haas Racing and Furniture Row Racing will use the JASPER Single-Rail 4-Speed Transmission (left).
Joe Gibbs Racing will use JASPER's Three-Rail 4-Speed Transmission (right).

 

The Jasper Engines & Transmissions Driveline Division will supply 4-Speed Transmissions to Stewart-Haas Racing for
the 2016 NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series season.

Stewart-Haas Racing joins Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing as users of JASPER products.

2015 was a highly successful season for the JASPER Driveline Division. All told, eight of the top 10 drivers in the 2015
NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series final points standings drove cars equipped with JASPER products, including 2015 Series
Champion, Kyle Busch. Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 23 wins, 95 top-five
finishes, 161 top-ten finishes and earned 20 pole position starts in 2015.

"It's truly a testament to the strength and durability of our driveline products," says Terry DeKemper, JASPER Driveline
Division Manager."

Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick, along with Furniture Row
Racing driver, Martin Truex Jr, are using the Single-Rail version of the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, which allows
a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears.

Returning for the 2016 season are Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth
in the NASCAR® Sprint Cup Series, and NASCAR® Xfinity Series drivers Daniel Suarez, Erik Jones and Matt Tifft. Kyle
Busch and Matt Kenseth will also be among Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the NASCAR® Xfinity Series. Each driver has a
car equipped with a JASPER Three-Rail 4-Speed Transmission.

 

JASPER Driveline Division Prepares for 2015 Racing Season

A new year of racing is upon us. The Driveline Division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions looks to build upon an impressive 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Five of the top 10 drivers in the 2014 final points standings drove cars equipped with JASPER products: Denny Hamlin finished third, Joey Logano was fourth, Brad Keselowski was fifth, Matt Kenseth was seventh and Kyle Busch was tenth.

Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 16 wins in 2014, 72 top-five finishes, 125 top-ten finishes, and earned 15 pole position starts. “Everyone was very satisfied with our products in 2014,” says Terry DeKemper, JASPER Driveline Division Manager. “We’re definitely looking forward to 2015."

Preparing for the 2015 racing season has left the division little time to reflect on previous success. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth will have their cars equipped with the JASPER traditional three-rail 4-Speed Transmission. Michael Waltrip Racing drivers Clint Boyer and Brian Vickers, along with Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex, will use JASPER’s single-rail version of the 4-Speed that allows a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears. Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, will have their Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with a JASPER Differential for 2015.

“These race teams choose JASPER for our quality, durability and longevity with no component issues,” said DeKemper. “That’s huge when you try and run for a Championship… You can’t afford to fall out of one race.”

The JASPER Driveline Division has worked with race teams in response to NASCAR’s implementation of tapered spacers on Sprint Cup Series engines for 2015. The spacers reduce engine horsepower and DeKemper anticipates a busy year ahead as transmission gearing is expected to dramatically change at each event. “The engines will make about 150 horsepower less than last year, and it will be vital for drivers to maintain high engine RPM during the race,” he said. “We’re expecting drivers to do a lot more on-track shifting, even at tracks where they do not normally shift gears.”