TC Daily Pit Stop: Kyle Busch Lands New Anchor Partner; Marco Andretti Set for ARCA, Trucks in 2024; Elliott Running Special Clash Scheme; Margaritaville At Sea Backing McDowell at Clash
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, January 19th, 2024
Zone Premium Nicotine Pouches has joined Richard Childress Racing to serve as the anchor partner of Kyle Busch and the No. 8 Chevrolet Camaro ahead of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series campaign.
The company, which will launch its product to the consumer market for those aged 21 years or older on February 5, will serve as the primary sponsor for the two-time NASCAR Cup Series champion for several events, starting with the Daytona 500.
“We are proud to forge a partnership in another new product category for NASCAR and are looking forward to helping zone build brand awareness and introduce adult nicotine consumers to their premium nicotine pouches,” said Torrey Galida, president of Richard Childress Racing.
Former NTT IndyCar Series driver and SRX Champion, Marco Andretti, is set to embark on a 20-race schedule across the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2024.
Cook Racing Technologies will field the No. 17 Chevrolet SS in 14 ARCA Menards Series events for Andretti, starting at Daytona International Speedway in February.
The grandson of Mario Andretti will then contest a seven-race agreement in the NASCAR Truck Series for Roper Racing Team, where he’ll pilot the No. 04 Chevrolet Silverado — a team that has forged an alliance with Cook Racing Technologies.
Chase Elliott, the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion, will be carrying a special paint scheme in the pre-season exhibition event at the LA Memorial Coliseum in February — with an all-white NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet Camaro.
Hendrick Motorsports unveiled the paint scheme on Thursday, which features a metallic pearl white base coat, as well as the iconic NAPA blue stripes and accents. The car will carry a dark blue No. 9 on the top and sides, with NAPA Gold outlines.
Michael McDowell and Front Row Motorsports will carry the colors of Margaritaville at Sea in the February 4 event at the Busch Light Clash, the organization announced on Thursday.
“We’re excited to partner with Front Row Motorsports and Michael for the first event of the NASCAR Cup Series and what is shaping up to be a very exciting season on the track and on the seas,” said Margaritaville at Sea’s CMO Amanda Travaglini. “With the launch of The Islander on the horizon and Michael at the wheel, Front Row is the team we wanted to help introduce Margaritaville at Sea to race fans.”
McDowell is a two-time NASCAR Cup Series winner, who was victorious in the mid-summer event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Road Course in 2023, which drew the attention of this unique and vibrant partner.
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