Leary & Reinbold/Underwood Target USAC Tour

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C.J. Leary will chase the USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series title with Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports. (Todd Ridgeway photo)

INDIANAPOLIS – C.J. Leary has joined Reinbold/Underwood Motorsports to contest the full USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car schedule next year.

The 22-year-old Greenfield, Ind. native steps into No. 19AZ for the Arizona-based team, who will be competing on the entire National trail for the first time along with crew chief Davey Jones.

“I am looking forward to having the opportunity to drive for Team Reinbold,” Leary said. “I’m excited to get into the shop and get the #19 cars started for 2019. I know Andy (Reinbold) can provide the tools necessary to win races, contend for the championship, and have a blast while doing it.”

Leary and the Reinbold/Underwood team have each found their share of success in USAC sprint car racing in recent years. Leary owns seven victories in the series, including one during Indiana Sprint Week at Bloomington Speedway in 2018. Reinbold/Underwood competed mainly on the west coast, winning a pair of USAC/CRA sprint car features at California’s Perris Auto Speedway this season with driver Justin Grant.

Toward the end of the 2017 season, Reinbold/Underwood won, to date, their lone USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car feature at Arizona Speedway with Thomas Meseraull behind the wheel. The team also competed on the Indiana Sprint Week tour this season with driver R.J. Johnson.

“We are excited to add C.J. and Davey to our racing family,” Reinbold said. “Our team has always been operated with a strong family influence. Having the ability to compete for a USAC National title with one of the best young drivers behind the wheel is a true blessing to us. (We’re) super pumped to get this season rolling.”

The USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car Series season begins Feb. 14-16 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., with Winter Dirt Games X.