Richard Childress Racing announced Tuesday it is continuing its relationship with sponsor Menards, a home improvement store chain, in the Xfinity Series in 2016.
The company will be the primary sponsor of Paul Menard in the No. 2 and the No. 33 of rookie Brandon Jones in select races. It is also the main sponsor of Paul Menard in the Sprint Cup Series. Jones, 18, is racing a full season after making his Xfinity debut with RCR at Iowa Speedway last season.
Driver Paul Menard’s father, John, is the founder and owner of the chain.
“Menards’ continued support this season with Paul Menard and Brandon Jones in the Xfinity Series is a true testament to their commitment to RCR and this sport,” said Richard Childress, CEO and Chairman of RCR in a team release. “The Menards racing team found success last season with Paul winning in his home state of Wisconsin and Brandon’s solid finishes on track. We hope to build on that success this year and provide Menards an opportunity to be a winning company both on and off the race track.”
RCR recorded five Xfinity Series wins last year, with Paul Menard winning one on his home track of Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. His first Xfinity race of 2016 will be at Atlanta Motor Speedway and will be his 200th start in the series.