TC Daily Pit Stop: LEGACY MOTOR CLUB Lands Multi-Year Partnership With Dollar Tree, Family Dollar; SRX Postpones 4th Season; Larson Flips Twice in Chili Bowl Prelims
TC Daily Pit Stop: Friday, January 12th, 2024
Dollar Tree, Inc. has reached a major multi-year partnership for LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, which will see Dollar Tree and Family Dollar serve as the primary sponsor for the race team’s three NASCAR Cup Series entries.
Dollar Tree and Family Dollar will be represented between John Hunter Nemechek’s No. 42 and Erik Jones’ No. 43 Toyota Camry XSEs in all 38 NASCAR Cup Series events. Additionally, Dollar Tree and Family Dollar will sponsor Jimmie Johnson’s No. 84 entry at Dover, Kansas, and Las Vegas.
Additional details on the partnership, including a schedule of events and the paint schemes for both the Family Dollar and Dollar Tree brands, will be announced in the coming weeks, as the series nears its pre-season exhibition event at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
Shocking news from the Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) on Thursday as the Summer Racing series, which was set to return to ESPN in 2024, has postponed its fourth season.
In a statement, SRX explained that “market factors that have proven too much to overcome,” forced the postponement of the 2024 season for the series. No timetable was given on if or when the fourth season of SRX would take place.
CHILI BOWL NATIONALS VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Kyle Larson went for a wild ride in his Chili Bowl Nationals Heat Race on Thursday while racing with Christopher Townsend.
After his flip in the Heat Race, Larson battled his way from the C-Main to the A-Main, and looked like he was on his way to getting locked into Saturday’s big show. Then, he flipped again in the A-Main.
It was a nasty-looking crash for Jesse Love, who was leading in his qualifier race Thursday night. However, the Richard Childress Racing Xfinity driver was able to walk away from the scary crash.
Global Industrial Company, a value-added national distributor of industrial products and MRO supplies, and extended and expanded its relationship with Richard Childress Racing for the 2024 NASCAR season.
The company will continue its relationship with Austin Hill and the No. 21 Chevrolet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, while also branching into the NASCAR Cup Series, where the brand’s blue and red colors will be displayed on Kyle Busch’s No. 8 Camaro.
17-year-old racer Connor Zillisch has signed a multi-year driving agreement with Trackhouse Racing. The North Carolina native, who has impressed mightily, will be a developmental driver for the team.
“I have watched Connor grow from a youngster racing go-karts at the Trackhouse Motorplex to an up-close seat as he beat all of us in the Trans-Am race at VIR a few months ago,” said Trackhouse founder and owner, Justin Marks. “This kid is an amazing talent who we wanted to be a part of the Trackhouse family. We are going to go slow with Connor and make sure he’s fully prepared as he advances in what we believe will be a long racing career.”
SMOOGE Racing will have a trio of NASCAR Cup Series racers behind the wheel of its IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Series entry at Daytona International Speedway on January 26th.
Bubba Wallace, John Hunter Nemechek, and Corey Heim will team up and make their respective debuts in IMSA in the No. 23 Mobil 1 Toyota GR Supra.
“We are very excited to run two GR Supra GT4 EVOs at Daytona this year. Having Bubba, John Hunter, and Corey in the 23 car is a major honor and testament to Smooge Racing, “said Team Principal Kevin Conway. “I’m also looking forward to racing with John Geesbreght and Corey Lewis in the PRAX Leadership GR Supra. John and I have had a lot of success together and we are looking forward to building on that at Daytona.”
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