Don Schumacher confirmed today that Don Schumacher Racing and Johnson &
Johnson Racing will continue their Pro Stockpartnership into the 2007 NHRA
POWERade Drag Racing Series, and RichieStevens Jr. will again drive the Team
Mopar/Valspar Dodge Stratus R/T as teammate to Allen Johnson's Mopar/Johnson
& Johnson Racing Dodge StratusR/T.
Schumacher partnered with
J&J, based in Greeneville, Tenn., at the end of 2006 to move Stevens and
the DSR-owned Pro Stock Dodge to the J&J team.Stevens' performance
improved markedly, as he won two of the five eventsentered under the new
banner, as well as the "Who Got the Light Award" for the closest margin of
victory in 2006 (.003 of a second).
"I am thrilled to be able to continue
this association with Allen Johnsonand J&J Racing with Richie," said
Schumacher. "J&J clearly knows how to build, prepare and set up a Pro
Stock Mopar Dodge. The team's ability to puttogether a winning combination
last year, both for Allen and Richie, was demonstrated race after race. We
look forward to continuing to make stridesand advancements in the overall
Mopar program with J&J.