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Steve Arpin Opens Up about the Nationwide Deal with JR Motorsports

After letting Kelly Bires go, JR Motorsports vowed to get the driver development program going with a new face in the No. 88 car for 2011, and one of the drivers they hired to potentially fill the seat is Fort Frances, Ontario native Steve Arpin. Arpin has shown, as he’s moved up the ranks, that he can drive and is someone with the potential to fulfill the spot. Dale Earnhardt Jr. said that Arpin was one of the chosen drivers via the recommendation he got from Carl Edwards and Mark Martin. Arpin’s first race came at Talladega, where he says it finally set in. “To be honest, it didn’t set in till I was sitting on pit road with Carl Edwards beside me, Kevin Harvick on the pole and saw Dale Jr.’s name on the car,&...

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