Maine Driver Reid Lanpher Lands Ride With Dale Earnhardt Jr. Team

The youngest winner in New Hampshire Motor Speedway history will call Dale Earnhardt Jr. boss in 2013.

Reid Lanpher (Photo: New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

It was announced Wednesday that Legends car racer Reid Lanpher of Manchester, Maine, has been hired to run a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model for JR Motorsports next year. JR Motorsports is owned by Sprint Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Lanpher will run the Late Model regularly for JR Motorsports at Motor Mile Speedway in Radford, Va. next season.

“The opportunity to drive a Late Model for JRM is by far the biggest highlight in my racing career,” Lanpher said in a press release. “I feel honored to have such a chance, and I’m hopeful that we can be a real threat on the track. Everyone at JRM has been very supportive, and I’m excited to get racing.”

Lanpher, 14, raced in 2012 on the Amsoil New England Legend Car Auto Racing series, recording two victories, including a win on the 1.6 mile New Hampshire Motor Speedway road course in May. He also made two starts this year in the Granite State Pro Stock Series.

“We’re looking forward to having Reid join the JRM team,” JRM team manager L.W. Miller said. “We’ve seen a lot of young talent cut their teeth running Late Models … we’re anxious to get a head start with Reid in 2013. He has a lot of experience for someone his age, and we want to help him fine-tune his skills and succeed at this level.”

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  1. Kenny Cassidy says:

    Really guess I gota get me a legend car!

  2. Kenny Cassidy says:

    Really guess I gota get me a legend car!

  3. Thomas Gunnz says:

    Late model

  4. Bob Guptill says:

    daddys money buys rides….

  5. Kelly J. McClellan says:

    Modified? Modified Tour??

  6. Bob Guptill says:

    His dad Scott was the organizer of the Maine mods. A 4cylinder spec modified built off a focus zetec or 1000cc motorcycle engine. The tour was run buy kids under 16 years old. It was disbanded after Reid won the championship last season and the other teams paid to have his car torn down, Scott refused to tear the car down for tech and the chassis were sold to someone who started running the cars at Star Speedway as the Star4Mods.

  7. Reid Fan says:

    Bob- If you only paid your bills as well as you ran your mouth. No money was ever presented for tear down. They tried to load the car in someone else’s trailer and actually take it. They said there was no way that Reid could have been 4/10th faster than the other kids. The offer was made to swap seats with any other car on the tour and run for titles. If they thought it was the car and not the driver, they would have got his car for free. Nobody took the offer and Reid moved on to NELCAR. He did not win the championship as he left the series before the season was finished. Get your facts straight before you type away and please please pay your bills with checks that do not bounce.

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