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NAPA to continue sponsoring Chase Elliott through 2022

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NAPA Auto Parts and Hendrick Motorsports announced an extension of their sponsorship deal through the 2022 Cup Series season on Tuesday.

The deal will have NAPA as the primary sponsor of Chase Elliott‘s No. 9 Chevrolet in 26 races each season.

NAPA will be on Elliott’s car for Sunday’s Daytona 500 (2:30 p.m. ET on Fox).

The Atlanta-based company has been a sponsor of Elliott since 2014 when he won the Xfinity Series championship with JR Motorsports.

This year marks Elliott’s fifth full-time Cup season. Elliott, 24, has been voted the Cup Series’ most popular driver the last two years.

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GearWrench returns as Kurt Busch sponsor in 2020

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GearWrench, a hand tool brand from Apex Tool Group, will return as a sponsor of Kurt Busch in the Cup Series in 2020, Chip Ganassi Racing announced Wednesday.

GearWrench will be on the No. 1 Chevrolet in four Cup Series races: Phoenix Raceway (March 8), Charlotte Motor Speedway (May 24), Dover International Speedway (Aug. 23) and Talladega Superspeedway (Oct. 4).

The brand has been a primary sponsor of CGR since 2017 when Jamie McMurray drove the No. 1 car.

In 2019, it was Busch’s primary sponsor in four races and a co-primary sponsor in a fifth race.

Monster Energy will also return as a sponsor for Busch in his 20th full-time season in the Cup Series. This is will be Busch’s second season with Ganassi. He signed two-year extension last season.

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CITGARD to sponsor John Hunter Nemechek in multiple races

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CITGARD, a part of the CITGO Petroleum Corporation, will sponsor John Hunter Nemechek in the 2020 NASCAR Cup season as it expands its partnership with Front Row Motorsports.

CITGARD will back Nemechek in five races during his rookie campaign in the No. 38 Ford, beginning with the Feb. 16 Daytona 500.

It will return at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (July 19), Michigan International Speedway (Aug. 9), Bristol Motor Speedway (Sept. 19) and the ROVAL at Charlotte Motor Speedway (Oct. 11).

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CITGARD was a sponsor for David Ragan in three races last year and made its debut with Front Row Motorsports in the 2018 race at Darlington when Ragan drove a Dale Jarrett CITGO throwback scheme.

“CITGO Petroleum is an iconic brand in NASCAR,” Nemechek said in a press release.  “Growing up in NASCAR, everyone knows the colors of CITGO and the past two seasons the CITGARD brand has brought the company back into the sport with FRM. It’s awesome to join their team and carry on their tradition and winning history.  I can’t wait to represent CITGARD in the Daytona 500.  There is no better race to start this relationship.”

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UniFirst to sponsor Chase Elliott in three Cup Series races this year

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UniFirst will be a sponsor of Chase Elliott‘s No. 9 Chevrolet in three Cup Series races this year, Hendrick Motorsports announced Monday.

The company will be on Elliott’s car at Phoenix Raceway (March 8), the All-Star Race (May 16) and the playoff race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Sept. 27).

A work clothing and uniform supplier, UniFirst has been a Hendrick Motorsports sponsor since 2016. It sponsored William Byron in four races in 2018 and three last year.

UniFirst also will be featured as an associate sponsor for all races in 2020.


Speedy Cash expands deal with Front Row Motorsports, John Hunter Nemechek

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After sponsoring John Hunter Nemechek in two of his first three Cup Series starts last year, Speed Cash has expanded its backing of Nemechek for the 2020 season, Front Row Motorsports announced Friday.

Speedy Cash, an omni-channel financial services provider specializing in short-term loans, will be on Nemechek’s No. 38 Ford for multiple races, including events at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway.

It will serve as an associate sponsor throughout the year for both Nemechek and Michael McDowell and his No. 34 Ford Mustang team.

Speedy Cash sponsored Nemechek last November in his Cup debut at Texas Motor Speedway and in the season finale at Miami. Nemechek finished 21st at Texas, the best of his three starts filling in for Matt Tifft in the No. 36 Ford after he stepped out of the car due to suffering a seizure.

Nemechek will be part of a deep rookie class in Cup this year after he raced full-time for GMS Racing in the Xfinity Series in 2019.

“As a driver, partnerships like this one with Speedy Cash are so important to our entire team,” Nemechek said in a press release. “It’s always great to see partners expanding their involvement in the sport. For me, Speedy Cash is pretty cool. If you need cash, there are so many easy ways you can get it using their services. I enjoyed getting to know them in the last few races of the 2019 season and we’re going to work hard to make them proud in 2020.”