Coming on the heels that its PEAK brand will be entitlement sponsor of NASCAR’s Mexico Series, Old World Industries announced Tuesday a multi-year partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing.
The suburban Chicago company’s PEAK and BlueDEF branded products will serve as primary sponsor for two NASCAR Cup races for Matt Kenseth’s No. 20 Toyota Camry, and one Xfinity Series race for Daniel Suarez’s No. 18 Toyota Camry.
PEAK will sponsor Kenseth in this Sunday’s race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the March 26th race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.
It will also serve as a season-long associate sponsor on Kenseth’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car.
As for Suarez, his Xfinity car will be sponsored for the May 6 race at Talladega, as well as be an associate sponsor for other Xfinity races Suarez will compete in this season.
Suarez won the Xfinity Series championship last season and has moved up to the NASCAR Cup series this season. However, he will continue to run in a number of Xfinity events, as well.
It’s no secret that Jimmie Johnson is off to a slow start in 2017.
The defending and seven-time NASCAR Cup champion has a starting average of 21.8 and a finishing average of 18.8 in the first five races of this season.
He has just one top-10 finish (ninth at Phoenix), along with 34th at Daytona, 19th at Atlanta, 11th at Las Vegas and 21st Sunday at Fontana.
And let’s not forget he’s 17th in the NASCAR Cup standings heading to one of his strongest tracks, Martinsville Speedway, this Sunday.
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, we discussed this: After such a slow start to the season, is there a cause for concern over Johnson’s performance?
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin shared his experience of racing in his home state of Arkansas, as well as the excitement he feels watching Kyle Larson compete in the Cup series.
Kyle Larson‘s spectacular weekend at Auto Club Speedway — winning both Saturday’s Xfinity Series race and Sunday’s Auto Club 400 NASCAR Cup event — left him feeling good.
But shortly upon exiting the facility, Larson and several others were involved in a fender-bender right outside the Speedway. Larson was a passenger, not the driver.
No one was injured, Larson tweeted.
But somehow, isn’t that strange fate?
Kyle Larson finally broke his streak of three straight runner-up finishes with his win in Sunday’s Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
On Monday’s edition of NASCAR America, the crew discussed his win as well as his maturation as a driver.