CJ Faison appointed as President of the Delaware Auto Exchange

Delaware Auto Exchange Appoints standout 23-year old CJ Faison as President of the company. Owner to retire after Distinguished 30+ Year Career in auction industry.

FELTON,Delaware. May. 24, 2017– The Delaware Auto Exchange today announced CJ Faison has been named President, effective immediately. As President, Faison, will have responsibility for all of the Company's operating systems nationwide.

Faison, 23, is one of the most influential entrepreneurs and leaders of his time. He has been labeled as a marketing maven ever since 2012 in his days of racing in NASCAR. Under Faison’s leadership, the Delaware Auto Exchange, strategically expanded its brand portfolio and improved execution across the region. These actions helped drive solid topline growth and expanded the Company’s leading market share position in total vehicles sold within the region. CJ also holds a position as a director for the NAPAA (National Association of Public Auto Auctions. Nonetheless, Faison, is what the media calls a “Standout” in the business world.

Faison also lead the company into its newest stage of growth with taking a local auction to a National level by introducing new products and services. Now bidders across the United States are able to bid on vehicles at the Delaware Auto Exchange anywhere they happen to be with his implementation of Simulcast Bidding powered by Velocicast.

At the age of 7, CJ started working at the auction for the owner which happens to be his father, Ron Faison, who started his venture with the Delaware Auto Exchange shortly after moving his family to Delaware from North Carolina in 1996. 

Ron Faison who has over 30 years in the auction industry has always said “I always knew that CJ would take the bull by the horns and run with it. He has an insane amount of drive and energy just as I did when I was younger. It’s refreshing to know I can step away and the place will continue to grow but even faster. CJ has been running the company for the past 3 years, we have experienced more organic growth in that time than any other years in our company’s history. I’ll always be a phone call away and still be an auctioneer for CJ on Thursday nights. He’s extremely smart when it comes to business.”- Ron Faison

Just a year ago when the talk about serious growth and expansion was taken place, CJ started recruiting his “All-Star Team” of employees knowing that this day would soon come. A year later, he has his team in place. The 23 year old manages 58 employees and that number is soon to grow again.

CJ Faison’s Official Statement
“It’s an incredible feeling to be in the position that I am today. I eat, breath and sleep this auction. Looking at the big picture, I am so thankful to have recruited a group of people with extreme talents, dedication and determination to help the growth of this company. My goal for the company is to expand our market share even more across the Country. There are many different plans in the works behind closed doors for future growth.”

Faison, top 10 finish in the books

 

CJ Faison was tapped once again to drive the #24 USAC SpeedSTR on the National Tour race up in New York.  Of course he took the opportunity and came out with another respectable finish for his second ever race in an open wheel USAC car.

After flipping the car over in the heat race, Faison came back strong in the A-Main starting 18th and finishing 8th. CJ was pleased with the result but this young man hates losing more than he likes winning. "These cars are a lot of fun to drive, the rest of the drivers in this series have been running them for the past couple of years. With that being said I am going to field my own car next year to enable myself to win races, work on the car and most of all have more races to run" Said CJ Faison.

On a side note CJ plans to race the USAC SpeedSTR next year at Action Track USA in Pennsylvania, follow the Nation USAC SpeedSTR Tour, and a new track in Delaware that will be breaking ground in the next few weeks. CJ will also be fielding his Super Dirt Late model again in 2016 with a different motor program and crew chief. The construction on CJ's new state of the art race shop located at his house is almost complete. A lot of new things happening in Faison Nation, we will keep you tuned in on the latest news. 

CJ Faison tapped to drive the #24 USAC SpeedSTR

 

Seaford, DE native CJ Faison is preparing for his 2nd ever open wheel USAC SpeedSTR race October 10th at 5 Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY. The 22 year old racecar driver is looking to place another top 10 finish while driving the Famed Dirt Late Model racer Rick Eckert's #24 USAC racecar. "Open wheel racing is treacherous but a lot of fun. My passion is dirt racing, always has been, but NASCAR is a huge bonus." said Faison.

With the 2015 season coming to a near end and 2016 already ramping up for some drivers, CJ is still left with a few decisions to make for himself. CJ has said "I'd like to pursue more of open wheel racing for sure, but at the same time I'm still searching for sponsorship to run a partial season in one of the top series in NASCAR." CJ still has his dirt late model and Dirt Modified to race as well.

The 2015 race season has been a tough break for CJ with 3 blown motors in his dirt car racing experiences. "It's nothing we have done wrong on  our part, but I will say that we try to get every ounce of speed out of my cars. You can't fault us for that, it was a motor program that was either going to set records or set us on the side lines. We took the risk and it put me on the side lines watching races most of this season." 2016 looks to be a brand new start for CJ Faison and his newly found team CJ Faison Motorsports. His winter time plans are to move his team's racing operation from Laurel, DE to his new race shop in Seaford, DE.

Faison breaks into top 10 in first race.

 

CJ Faison was tapped to drive the #24 USAC SpeedSTR at Linda's Speedway September 18, 2015. It proved to show once again that Faison can adapt quickly to any type of racecar you put him in. CJ showed up at the race track and had motor problems in practice, steering box problems in his heat race and then prevailed in the A-main. Starting 22nd was a tough spot but CJ worked his way up to earn a very respectable 10th place finish in his first ever USAC SpeedSTR race.

"I'm just happy to have the car back here in the pits without a scratch on it. These car are so much fun to drive because the whole field is battling for the same track position. It has to be a blast for the fans to watch because it sure was fun inside the car!"- CJ Faison 

Faison's NASCAR Xfinity debut at Dover

CJ Faison was leaning against his race car on pit road following the Buckle Up 200 Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway when a group of fans in the grandstands got together and screamed “Way to go CJ!”
Faison, a native of Seaford, gave them his approval with a thumbs up following a satisfying hot day on Dover’s high-banked, one-mile race track this afternoon.
Faison finished 23rd in his first-ever Xfinity race and said it felt like a victory considering he hadn’t competed in a NASCAR race in two years.
“Everyone overuses this one term of ‘It’s a dream come true,’ but for me it literally is a dream come true,” Faison said. “This is a win for my team and I, since this is my first time out here [in the Xfinity Series]. I’m just excited, blessed and honored to even have this opportunity.”
The 21-year-old driver had competed in the K&N Pro East Series and the Camping World Truck Series at Dover.
But this was a whole other animal. This time he was rubbing fenders against such drivers as former Sprint Cup champion Matt Kenseth and Kasey Kahne.
Faison had to make a lot of adjustments throughout the weekend.
“You’ve probably got 200 more horsepower and the cars act totally different,” he said, of the difference between the Xfinity and K&N Series cars. “You’re on radial tires versus bias ply tires and that’s huge. A lot of people don’t understand that.
“So I had to get used to a new tire, a new series and a new car that I’ve never been in and raced before, so I’m satisfied. This is like a win to me, finishing 23rd.”
His family and friends gathered around him on pit road. His father, Ron Faison, celebrated with a cigar.
“It was a very good run considering he hasn’t been in a car in almost two years,” Ron Faison said. “He did a good job, we’re real proud of him to bring it home in one piece for Carl Deputy and Deputy Builders.
“They just came on board to help us out and it’s people like that who make it where he can go do this.”
Now Faison just hopes he did well enough to get another chance at racing in the Xfinity Series. He finished six laps off the pace of race winner Chris Buescher in the No. 26 Toyota for JGL Racing, but enjoyed an incident-free afternoon.
“We talked about it a little bit [Friday] after practice,” Faison said. “Since I didn’t mark up the car, ding anything up or wreck anybody, hopefully, they’ll understand what we’ve got here and the potential that they have.”
Since he has not been racing the past couple of years, Faison has taken over his family’s Delaware Auto Exchange business in Felton and has started other ventures of his own such as a Real MMA series and Real Eyewear sunglasses.
He figured now was as good a time as any to try to jumpstart a career in NASCAR since he recently bought a new home in Delaware and has his feet on the ground.
“I figured it was maybe time to try and step back in and see what I could do,” Faison said. “And I’ll tell you, taming the monster is 10 times harder than anything anybody could ever do. People who say we aren’t athletes have no idea at all.”
Article by Mike Finney

Faison ready for Dover Debut

There's only one thing on CJ Faison's mind this week, that's theNASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover. It'll be his debut in this series with JGL Racing on May 30, 2015. CJ is not your avergage 21 year old, he's a businessman, entrepreneur and racecar driver. Most young men his age are just trying to figure out what life is about, but for this 21 year old his whole focus is this Dover race.

CJ has been traveling back and forth from North Carolina & Delaware just about twice a week visiting JGL Racing and getting his #26 DeputyBuilders.com Toyota Camry ready to race the Monster Mile. "If there's one thing I will walk away with this weekend at Dover, it'll be the appreciation of JGL for taking a chance on a rookie driver"- CJ Faison

Be sure to cheer CJ on as he's the only NASCAR Driver from Delaware.

CJ Faison to make NASCAR XFinity Series Debut

CJ Faison to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series Debut at Dover- May 30, 2015.

Mooresville, NC (May 15, 2015) CJ Faison has previously announced his opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in the #94 for Premier Motorsports in Dover, May 29, 2015.

As a new opportunity arose for CJ, and with mutual parties in agreement of the advanced opportunity, CJ and JGL Racing proudly announces that CJ will be competing and making his debut in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, piloting the #26 Toyota Camry in Dover, on May 30, 2015. There are two (2) full time cars at JGL Racing, the #26 and #28 with driver JJ Yeley as CJ’s teammate.  

“This is an all new experience for me and it’ll be a big learning curve as I’ve never raced an XFINITY Series car, but it’ll be fun! Luckily I’ve raced at Dover and know my way around there” says CJ Faison.

CJ signs with NASCAR Truck Series team

After a two-year hiatus from NASCAR competition, CJ Faison is set to strap back into the seat of a truck.

 

On Friday afternoon, Faison announced via YouTube that he will be returning to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at Dover International Speedway on May 29 for the Lucas Oil 200.

 

Running for Premium Motorsports, he will pilot the No. 94 Chevrolet, which has been driven by Travis Kvapil and Wendell Chavous this season.

“This opportunity is very humbling and I’m very appreciative of it,” Faison said in the video. “I think we can make a great showing. My crew chief, John Monsam, worked close with me on a couple of other projects.”

 

Faison has two prior starts in the Truck Series, with his debut coming at Dover in 2013. In 18 K&N Pro Series East starts, he has one top five and three top 10s for his family-owned team. He led 77 laps at Dover in the 2013 edition of the 150-mile race, but finished 24th after a wreck on Lap 137.

 

Additional races for the Delaware native have not been announced at this time.

Hard Fought Race for Faison

When it comes to racing, CJ Faison surely knows what it takes to be the best and this past Friday night was a sure reminder to him of his hard work. CJ started in the 6th position in the heat race and quickly moved up through the field of cars to 2nd place. While battling for the lead, Faison's Left Rear drive plate sheared off of the car from the amount of pressure CJ put it under while racing. That incident ended CJ's heat race pre-maturely but the night was not over yet.

 

The Ellis Motorsports crew worked hard, fast and furious to get the #45 repaired for the A-main. Faison rolled off into the A-main in the 17th position and never looked back as the green flag dropped. He quickly worked his way up to 10th place before another racecar made contact with him sending CJ over the banking of the racetrack. The incident caused CJ to fall back to 13th place but CJ never gave up and drove back up to 7th place where he finished the race. Cj's car was surely one of the most competitive cars out on the track, just needed more laps to make his way to 1st place.

 

"It's unfortunate that we had such bad luck in the heat race because I know we had a car that was capable of winning. On a positive note, we know that we had a fast car and I did everything I could do to salvage a good finish for us. I just have to thank my crew for their dedication and hard work. We will be back soon."-CJ Faison

Faison comes back strong

August 16, 2013 CJ once again returned to drive a dirt modified for Ellis Motorsports at Georgetown Speedway in Delaware. After being one of the fastest cars in practice, Faison was confident in his car for the rest of the night. After a wreck in the heat race involving Faison and one other car, CJ would then have to start 17th in the A-main. When the green flag waved there was no holding CJ Faison back. Moving his way up through the field, CJ made it all ofthe way up to 3rd place by the end of the 15 lap race.

 

"There's no doubt in my mind that we could have won the race if there had been 5 more laps. The bad luck in the heat race cost me the win but we live and we learn. Most importantly I can say that these past two dirt races have been a lot of fun indeed."-CJ Faison

3rd place finish at Georgetown Speedway

CJ Faison returned to Georgetown Speedway this past Friday August 24th for some more dirt racing action. Georgetown Speedway set up a special booth behind the main grandstands where CJ signed autographs during intermission for the fans. In addition to the autographs, CJ gave away Free Little Caesars Pizza to 20 lucky fans that night.

 

The night started off with CJ starting 2nd in the A-main out of the 15 cars to start the race. When the green flag dropped Faison maintained the 2nd position for several laps until motor issues started to effect the performance of the car. Faison fought the car for the rest of the race to bring home a strong 3rd place finished despite engine troubles.

 

"I felt that we had the car to win the race for sure but it just wasn't in the cards for me tonight. I'm just happy to have finished 3rd with what we had to overcome in the race. I've got to thank my crew and everyone who helped out tonight, couldn't have done it without them. It was great meeting all of the fans who came out and supported the track tonight. I hope they all enjoyed their Little Caesars Pizza!"- CJ Faison

 

Blown Motor Ends Cj's night at Georgetown

CJ Faison was tapped to drive the #45 Dirt Modified for Ellis Motorsports July 11, 2014 at Georgwtown Speedway. Faison started 7th in the A-main, once the green flag dropped he didn't look back. CJ made his way up through the field to 2nd place before the water line running from the radiator to the engine burst and eventually shut down. CJ was 5 laps short of taking the lead and winning the race, his team and him will be back in competition soon.

 

"We surely had the car to beat tonight but just didn't have lady luck on our side. Every race we continue to learn more about this new car. I'm mainly just looking forward to the next race August 15th"-CJ Faison

CJ heads to Florida for Winternationals

Faison is Tapped by Vammino Racing for Winternationals

Seaford, DE. Native CJ Faison has been tapped to drive for Vammino Racing at the Eastbay Winternationals this February. CJ currently races on a partial schedule in NASCAR competing in the Camping World Truck Series and K&N East Series. The young 20 year old received the call from team owner Jack Vammino to race his #v75 in the TUSA Modified-Lite series. Faison will pilot the car for the 4 day event at Eastbay Raceway Park February 5-8, 2014. Eastbay Raceway is located in Tampa, FL. 

 

CJ is the 2007 Winternational Champion at Eastbay Raceway Park and is looking to reclaim his title this year. He drove for his family owned team that year and went on to win the 2006 National Championship as well. Faison won 2 out of 3 nights of racing, a dominate performance for the young man before he moved up to the asphalt late model world in 2007.

 

Vammino Racing is coming off of a successful race season by winning the Track Championship at Delaware International Speedway in 2013.

 

“It’s pretty exciting that I get to go back and race for another National title. Jack and Marie Vammino have been great friends of mine for many years and the offer to drive their car is humbling.”- CJ Faison

 

An official 2014 schedule and press release on CJ Faison’s behalf will be announced within the next few weeks. An exciting year for Faison is planned ahead of him, stay tuned for more news!

NASCAR win at Dover slips away

Faison leads the most laps at Dover, bad luck strikes

As most of you know CJ Faison is a Delaware Native, and nothing means more to him than running well at his home track, Dover International Speedway. CJ started his weekend by setting the fastest time during practice and moving on the qualify 2nd for the "Drive Sober 150" race at Dover International Speedway.

 

CJ is no stranger to running well at the Monster Mile, so when the green flag dropped he knew it was time to "tame the monster". Faison took the lead on lap 12 and never looked back on the rest of the field. Many cars tried to challenge the young CJ Faison for the lead but Faison never gave up. Leading up to lap 76, Austin Hill took the lead and Faison went into conserving tires mode. With 30 laps to go a caution for debris came out and CJ would restart the race in the 2nd position. The green flag waved and the field went back racing, imediately Faison started to experience the feel of a tire going down (flat). Before the decision could be made by CJ's crew, it was too late. CJ's right front tire blew which was caused by a piece of debris on the racing surface. His car hit the turn 1 wall hard and came to a hault at the bottom of the racetrack. Faison was sent to Kent General Hospital after the wreck. Around 8:30pm that night it was reported the CJ Faison had been treated and released from the hospital.

 

"Yes, its very dissapointing to look back on a race that you know you could have won, but it only makes you want that win much more next time. I'm just really looking forward to the next race and coming back here next year and contending for the win. I can't thank everyone enough for the support in many different ways, I greatly appreciate it."- CJ Faison

Solid 5th place finish

August 2, 2013 CJ Faison came back to his hometown to race at Georgetown Speedway for Ellis Motorsports in a dirt modified. As practice started CJ quickly picked up how to drive these machines as its been over 2 years since his last dirt modified race. Faison started 9th in the A-main and made it way up to 5th place for a respectful finish. Once again, this up and coming NASCAR star has proven to all that he is versatile and is determined to win.

 

"I've got to thank Jimmy Ellis for giving me the opporitunity to drive for him this weekend, I hope I can come back and drive a couple of more races for him. These dirt modifieds are absolutely awesome to drive and to be back on dirt for a couple of races feels great!"- CJ Faison

CJ steps into Dirt Late Model racing

CJ Faison is known as a versatile driver on both dirt and asphalt, currently racing part time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Faison is a past multi champion in various dirt racing series. While CJ has raced just about every type of racecar built, he has yet to set foot in the dirt late model world until now. RH Motorsports located in Mooresville, NC has decided to give Faison the chance to race their famous #10g racecar. CJ will debut in his first career dirt late model start at Cleveland County Speedway in Lawndale, NC on July 26, 2013.

 

“I’ve never turned as much as a lap in a dirt late model, so I’m pretty anxious to be out there. A big thanks goes out to Rich Hubbs who is giving me the opportunity to drive for him and his team” Said Faison.

 

Race update:

CJ Faison debuted in a dirt late model on July 26th at Cleveland County Speedway for Rich Hubbs Racing. Gaining knowledge and experience in a dirt late model was CJ's only goal that night. CJ had a small streak of bad luck in the heat race with a Right Rear tire going flat on him just a few laps into the race. As expected, CJ recovered in the A-main and brought home a very respectful 9th place finish. "These dirt late models are surely a different animal to drive. I had a blast driving these types of cars and I can't wait to get back out there again in a few weeks." -CJ Faison

Kentucky treats Faison well

CJ Faison, only 19 years old gets called by Bobby Dotter to drive in the NASCAR Camping World Truck series at Kentucky Speedway on June 27. Faison debuted in the truck series just a few weeks ago at Dover International Speedway, getting another chance at a truck race was Faison's ultimate goal.

 

Faison piloted the #81 SS Green Light Racing Toyota Tundra to the green flag starting 25th. The 19 year old made his way up through the field gaining positions up to 16th place at one point in the race. A late race caution made Faison's crew to make one final pit stop before the checkered flag. CJ once again came up through the field to finish 19th in his second ever start in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.