R&J Racing is a NASCAR Nextel Cup team. It fields the #37 Dodge Dodge Charger driven by Chad Chaffin and Bill Elliott. It is owned by Georgia businessmen Roger Craven and John Carter. It shares the #37 with Front Row Motorsports.
The team made its debut in 2004 at the Coca-Cola 600, originally as an offshoot of the #89 Victory Motorsports team and working out of a shop previously occupied by Frank Cicci Racing with Jim Kelly. Todd Bodine was the driver, but the team failed to qualify for the race. After DNQ-ing the next week at Dover International Speedway, the team made the Pocono 500, but finished 42nd after suffering overheating problems. After finishing 36th at the DHL 400, Bodine left the team, and was replaced by Chad Blount. After failing to qualify for the Pepsi 400, Blount made the field at Chicagoland Speedway, where he finished last after suffering electrical faliures. Andy Hillenburg and Stanton Barrett came on to attempt races with the team, but failed. Kevin Lepage took over at the Sharpie 500, and ran the rest of the season with the team, his best finish being 27th at Phoenix International Raceway.
In 2005, the team signed sponsors BOSpoker and Patron Tequila and planned to run the full year. Lepage finished ninth in the Daytona 500 but was released midway through the season. After Anthony Lazzaro ran Watkins Glen, Tony Raines took over the ride, and led two laps at Michigan before running out of fuel in the final laps. Following his release after the UAW-Ford 500, Mike Skinner, Mike Garvey, and Jimmy Spencer shared the ride for the balance of the season.
Blount returned to the #37 in 2006 for the Daytona 500, but missed the race. Skinner has attempted most of the races with this season, the lone exception being at Darlington Raceway, where Carl Long drove. The team has yet to qualify for a race this season. No 2007 plans have been announced, rumor has it Front Row Motorsports purchased the team 1