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JASPER Driveline Division Prepares for 2015 Racing Season

A new year of racing is upon us. The Driveline Division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions looks to build upon an impressive 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Five of the top 10 drivers in the 2014 final points standings drove cars equipped with JASPER products: Denny Hamlin finished third, Joey Logano was fourth, Brad Keselowski was fifth, Matt Kenseth was seventh and Kyle Busch was tenth.

Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with JASPER products accounted for 16 wins in 2014, 72 top-five finishes, 125 top-ten finishes, and earned 15 pole position starts. “Everyone was very satisfied with our products in 2014,” says Terry DeKemper, JASPER Driveline Division Manager. “We’re definitely looking forward to 2015.”

Preparing for the 2015 racing season has left the division little time to reflect on previous success. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards and Matt Kenseth will have their cars equipped with the JASPER traditional three-rail 4-Speed Transmission. Michael Waltrip Racing drivers Clint Boyer and Brian Vickers, along with Furniture Row Racing driver Martin Truex, will use JASPER’s single-rail version of the 4-Speed that allows a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears. Penske Racing teammates Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney, will have their Sprint Cup Series cars equipped with a JASPER Differential for 2015.

“These race teams choose JASPER for our quality, durability and longevity with no component issues,” said DeKemper. “That’s huge when you try and run for a Championship… You can’t afford to fall out of one race.”

The JASPER Driveline Division has worked with race teams in response to NASCAR’s implementation of tapered spacers on Sprint Cup Series engines for 2015. The spacers reduce engine horsepower and DeKemper anticipates a busy year ahead as transmission gearing is expected to dramatically change at each event. “The engines will make about 150 horsepower less than last year, and it will be vital for drivers to maintain high engine RPM during the race,” he said. “We’re expecting drivers to do a lot more on-track shifting, even at tracks where they do not normally shift gears.”

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JASPER NASCAR Driveline Division Ready for 2011 Season

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The 2011 racing season is almost here. The NASCAR Driveline Division of Jasper
Engines & Transmissions looks to build upon the success of the 2010 season by building
transmissions and rear end differentials for some of the top teams in NASCAR.

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano drove in the
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2010 with cars equipped with a JASPER 4-Speed
Transmission, as did Michael Waltrip Racing drivers David Reutimann, Martin Truex, Jr.
and Marcos Ambrose. Penske Racing drivers Kurt Busch, Brad Kesolowski and Sam
Hornish, Jr. raced cars equipped with a JASPER Rear End Differential.

“We came up just short of winning the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Title with
Denny Hamlin,” says Terry DeKemper, JASPER NASCAR Driveline Manager.
“Denny finished second in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, Kyle Busch was eighth.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams using JASPER NASCAR Driveline products
accounted for 15 wins in 2010 with nine pole starts, 60 top five and 108 top ten finishes.
JASPER could be found in other NASCAR racing disciplines. Brad Kesolowski won the
2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series using a JASPER Differential. Ryan Truex won back-to-
back NASCAR K & N East Division titles using a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

“We are leasing more transmissions this year and have some quotes out to some other
teams,” says DeKemper. “It looks like our division will be as busy, or busier, than last year.”

In 2010, JASPER incorporated a single-rail version of its 4-Speed Race Transmission
into its offerings. This style of gearbox allows a single external rail to rotate and move
two internal forks to engage the four forward gears. This makes the transmission lighter
in weight and allows for fewer parts outside of the case. “There is less chance of debris
getting caught in external components,” added DeKemper. “The bottom end of the
transmission is the same as in previous years, so we know that’s bulletproof.”

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JASPER NASCAR Driveline Division Ready for 2011 Racing Season

JASPER 4-Speed Single-Rail Image

The 2011 racing season is almost here. The NASCAR Driveline Division of Jasper Engines & Transmissions looks to build upon the success of the 2010 season by building transmissions and rear end differentials for some of the top teams in NASCAR.

Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano drove in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2010 with cars equipped with a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, as did Michael Waltrip Racing drivers David Reutimann, Martin Truex, Jr. and Marcos Ambrose. Penske Racing drivers Kurt Busch, Brad Kesolowski and Sam Hornish, Jr. raced cars equipped with a JASPER Rear End Differential.

“We came up just short of winning the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Title with Denny Hamlin,” says Terry DeKemper, JASPER NASCAR Driveline Manager. “Denny finished second in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points, Kyle Busch was eighth.”

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams using JASPER NASCAR Driveline products accounted for 15 wins in 2010 with nine pole starts, 60 top five and 108 top ten finishes.

JASPER could be found in other NASCAR racing disciplines. Brad Kesolowski won the 2010 NASCAR Nationwide Series using a JASPER Differential. Ryan Truex won back-to-back NASCAR K & N East Division titles using a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission.

“We are leasing more transmissions this year, and have some quotes out to some other teams,” says DeKemper. “It looks like our division will be as busy, or busier, than last year.”

In 2010, JASPER incorporated a single-rail version of its 4-Speed Race Transmission. This style of gearbox allows a single external rail to rotate and move two internal forks to engage the four forward gears. This makes the transmission lighter in weight and allows for fewer external parts. “There is less chance of debris getting caught in external components,” added DeKemper. “The bottom end of the transmission is the same as in previous years, so we know that’s bulletproof.”

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