SunEnergy 1 to sponsor Chase Elliott for four Sprint Cup races this season

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Chase Elliott is sold out for 2016.

All available primary sponsorship for the Sprint Cup races Elliott is set to drive this season have been filled, according to a media release Wednesday by Hendrick Motorsports.

SunEnergy 1, one of the world’s largest privately held solar energy companies, has signed up to sponsor the Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year contender for four races this season.

Those races are July 2 at Daytona, Aug. 7 at Watkins Glen, and two races in the Chase for the Sprint Cup: Oct. 16 at Kansas and Nov. 13 at Phoenix.

SunEnergy1 joins NAPA Auto Parts (24 races), 3M (5 races), Kelley Blue Book (2 races) and Mountain Dew (2 races) to fill the primary sponsorship opportunities available with Elliott’s program.

The deal with SunEnergy1 will run through the 2018 season, the team announced, and also includes additional funding for associate-level sponsorship in other Sprint Cup races.

“We at SunEnergy1 are more than thrilled to be joining Hendrick Motorsports for several years,” said Kenny Habul, founder and CEO of SunEnergy1.

Elliott begins his first full Sprint Cup season in 2016, replacing Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet.

The 20-year-old Elliott, son of Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, won the 2014 Xfinity Series championship and finished second to Chris Buescher last year.

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