GAFFNEY, S.C. — Dawson Cram will compete full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series next year for JD Motorsports, the team announced Wednesday morning. Cram will drive the JDM No. 4 Chevrolet.
“Dawson brings us a bright new perspective and a fire for racing,” Johnny Davis, team owner of JD Motorsports said. “He and his family have been involved in the sport since he was 5 years old, and we want to help him take his career to the next level. He’ll be a great addition to our team.”
The new season won’t be Cram’s first experience with JDM. Three years ago, Cram worked as a mechanic for the team as he was continuing to learn the ins and outs of racing at the NASCAR level.
Only 22 years old, Cram has driving experience in the Xfinity Series, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series. He has 31 Truck Series starts and 12 Xfinity Series starts and has driven for several teams, including his own Truck Series team.
“I’m very excited to move along in NASCAR with Johnny’s team,” Cram said. “I’ve seen how they work and how they race every week, and I know they build good cars and fast cars. I know this will be a plus for me and the team.”
Cram, who lives in Mooresville, N.C., began racing mini-dwarf cars at the age of five and progressed through bandolero and legends racing before jumping into NASCAR. After racing in the Truck Series, he made his Xfinity Series debut in 2021 with Mike Harmon Racing.