JASPER® Driveline Division Wraps Up Successful 2017 Racing Season
2017 was another highly successful season for the Driveline Division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions. All told, five of the top ten drivers in the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR® Cup Series final points standings drove cars equipped with JASPER products, including 2017 Series Champion, Martin Truex, Jr. with Furniture Row Racing.
Monster Energy NASCAR® Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 21 wins, 103 top-five finishes, 189 top-ten finishes, and earned 21 pole position starts in 2017.
“Overall, our 2017 went real well,” said Terry Dekemper, JASPER Driveline Division Manager. “We were extremely busy throughout the year, but our season went smoothly, with no major issues.”
“ It’s truly a testament to the strength and durability of our driveline products,” Dekemper added.
Truex, along with Furniture Row Racing teammate Erik Jones, and Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, Kurt Busch and Danica Patrick, used the single-rail version of the JASPER 4-Speed Transmission in 2017, 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, Matt Kenseth and Daniel Suarez in the Monster Energy NASCAR® Cup Series, and NASCAR® Xfinity Series drivers Ryan Preece, Christopher Bell, Erik Jones, Blake Koch 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 2017.
“Our success can be attributed to our engineering staff and Associates within the department with many years of experience,” Dekemper said. “We are all working together to produce a great overall product.”