UNOH to Sponsor JJ Yeley at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The University of Northwestern Ohio is proud to announce it has aligned with Copp Motorsports to sponsor the #83 UNOH Chevrolet Silverado to run in the North Carolina Lottery 200, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 19, 2017. The event starts at 8:30 PM and will be shown live on FS1.

DJ Copp, team owner graciously offered to run UNOH decals on the truck for the event as part of an agreement with NASCAR Driver JJ Yeley. 

Steve Farmer, Vice President of Corporate Development, commented “DJ has helped us in the past with our Over the Wall Club at the University and has used student interns on his truck teams the past couple of years. He has a vast motorsports background and is a very big proponent of students obtaining an advanced education to jump start a person’s career. Working with him is a natural fit for our university which offers the best accredited collegiate High Performance Motorsports Technology program in the country. We are very excited to join him and JJ in this venture at Charlotte Motor Speedway on one of the biggest race weekends of the year.”

D.J. Copp, President of Copp Motorsports added, “Having a high profile sponsor like UNOH on our truck this weekend adds a lot of credibility to our team. It shows that they have faith in us and what we can accomplish on the race track and it will hopefully bring other sponsors to the table. I have enjoyed working with UNOH and the staff over the past few years and having them on the truck this weekend made logical sense to me, they are the best at what they do.”

As far as D.J.’s advice to UNOH students Copp stated, “My advice for students is to be open-minded,” says Copp. “Don’t become so focused on the road ahead that you miss out on opportunities all around you. You never know who you’ll shake hands with and where it will lead.”

In addition to his role at Ingersoll Rand, Copp operates the Over the Wall pit crew training school in Mooresville, N.C. He recently signed on for his sixth year as a motorsports analyst for ESPN, and can be seen in the weekly “Over the Wall” segment on NASCAR Now


About Copp Motorsports: Copp Motorsports operates a NASCAR Camping World truck team out of Sherrills Ford, NC. This is their first full year of competition in the series. For more information about Copp Motorsports you may contact DJ Copp at

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