The NASCAR Nationwide Series will be minus one of its teams that finished in the top fifteen in points next season. CJM Racing, who fielded the number 11 Toyota for a variety of drivers, including Denny Hamlin, Mike Bliss, and Scott Lagasse Jr., announced today that they will suspend their Nationwide operations. CJM Racing owners Tony and Bryan Mullet stated this on their website:
“Our vision for life, business and racing is to honor God with the time, talents and resources he has given us. Over the last four years we have been able to extend that vision into racing. We felt racing could be used as a platform to share that vision with millions of people. We have been surrounded by a great group of people that have supported us and developed a successful program.
“As of now, it appears that CJM will not be running the 2010 Nationwide season. It is really hard for us to see this great group of people move in other directions. They have done so much to build this program and beyond that, it has become like a family.
“We have built many great relationships within the industry and we want to thank everyone for showing us support. We are thankful for the time we have had to enjoy this great sport and are focused intently on what the future will bring.”