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JTG to form technical alliance with Hendrick

JTG/Daugherty Racing will embark on a technical alliance with Hendrick Motorsports in 2018.

JTGD currently fields the #37 and #47 Chevrolets in the Monster Energy Cup Series for drivers Chris Buescher and AJ Allmendinger. The drivers are currently 25th and 28th, respectively, in the standings.

"So we're hoping to improve our simulation capabilities and our measurement protocols; then we'll do our own aero development," team owner Tad Geschickter told motorsport.com. "Most of those great teams have their own aerodynamic development, and it's not a part of what they share. So with General Motors' help, and bringing Dave Charpentier in along with Ernie (Cope, JTGD competition director), we feel we finally have the expertise and capability to do that work ourselves. And that's what we're going to, start standing on our own two feet a little bit.

"But, yeah, I think Hendrick will bring a lot to the table to help us get better on our base product and our simulation and where we're at on it."

JTGD will continue to use RCR-based ECR engines next season.

"The ECR engine program has been really reliable for us," Geschickter said. "We had a contract, and it made sense for the team to do that."

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