By AMANDA VINCENT
Johnny Milton “Jason” Terry pleaded guilty in the theft of a race car, truck and trailer of Team Xtreme of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a result, he was sentenced the 10 years probation and fined $1,000 plus court costs on Monday.
The race team tweeted the news on Monday:
“Jason Terry pleaded Guilty today in the Theft of Our Truck and Trailer You can’t imagine How bad this affected this race team. See you soon” — Team XTREME Racing (@TeamXtreme44)
The race team’s No. 44 Chevrolet race car, the trailer in which it was being hauled, the truck pulling the trailer and spare parts were stolen from a Drury Inn parking lot in Morrow, Ga., during the Atlanta Motor Speedway race weekend on Feb. 27. The truck and trailer stolen were not the team’s normal car hauler, as it was already parked in the infield at AMS. Travis Kvapil was entered to race for Team Xtreme at Atlanta.
The stolen car was found the following day. The truck was found later. An arrest warrant for Terry was issued March 6. He was arrested June 29. According to the Morrow Police Department, Terry is a convicted felon with a history of auto-related theft.
The race team withdrew from the March 29 race at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway and, until now, seemed to have fallen off the racing landscape as team owner Johnathan Cohen faces legal issues relating to investments in a New York night club. Another race has not been attempted by Team Xtreme. The tweet relaying the news of Terry’s guilty plea was the first tweet from the team’s official Twitter account since April 21.
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