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TC Daily Pit Stop: Castrol Renews With RFK; 2023 Rookie Class Revealed; CELSIUS Backing LaJoie at Daytona
(Photo Credit: RFK Racing)
Castrol and RFK Racing have agreed on a multi-year agreement that will see the brand expand its existing deal with the NASCAR Cup Series organization in 2023.
The brand will serve as primary sponsor on Brad Keselowski’s No. 6 Ford Mustang for eight races. The eight races on the No. 6 car will be Auto Club Speedway, Phoenix (March), Talladega (April), Darlington (May), Atlanta (July), Bristol (September), Charlotte Roval (October) and Phoenix (November).
Additionally, Castrol will serve as Chris Buescher’s primary sponsor on the No. 17 car at Richmond (April), Michigan (August) and Indianapolis Road Course (August).
(Photo Credit: Matthew T. Thacker, LAT Images, Courtesy of Toyota Racing)
On Thursday, NASCAR revealed the drivers that have applied and been approved to run for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year Award in the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Craftsman Truck Series for the 2023 season. In all, nine drivers are currently eligible in the National Series ranks.
Cup: Noah Gragson, Ty Gibbs
Xfinity: Sammy Smith, Parker Retzlaff
Truck: Nick Sanchez, Rajah Caruth, Daniel Dye, Jake Garcia, Bret Holmes
CELSIUS Essential Energy has reached a multi-race deal to serve as the primary sponsor for Corey LaJoie and the No. 7 Spire Motorsports team. While the full CELSIUS sponsorship schedule wasn’t revealed on Thursday, Spire Motorsports did announce CELSIUS as the official primary sponsor for LaJoie in the 2023 Daytona 500.
(Photo Credit: TRICON Garage)
The future is looking ultra-bright for 16-year-old racer William Sawalich, who will run six NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series races for TRICON Garage during the 2023 season in the team’s No. 1 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.
The youngster will run Martinsville in April, Mid-Ohio in July, Richmond in July, IRP in August, the Milwaukee Mile in August and Bristol in September.
Sawalich has also previously announced that he’ll run 20 ARCA races for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2023.
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