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TC Daily Pit Stop: Rocket League Sponsoring Tyler Reddick at Michigan; Daly Returns to Xfinity Series at Indy
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, August 1st, 2023
If you like unique sponsorship partnerships, you are going to love the No. 45 23XI Racing Toyota Camry TRD that Tyler Reddick will pilot this weekend at Michigan International Speedway. The No. 45 car will have primary sponsorship from the popular video game Rocket League.
According to Adam Stern of Sports Business Journal, the deal was in part set up by 23XI Racing President Steve Lauletta, who has a background in the gaming and eSports world.
The Toyota Camry TRD will feature a bold paint scheme that includes an iconic ball from the game on the hood of the car. Trailing the ball are red and yellow accents, which fade back into the blue base coat of the car.
Conor Daly will add the NASCAR Xfinity Series to a rapidly-growing list of racing series he’s competed in this year, announcing Tuesday that he’ll compete in the Pennzoil 150 Presented by Advance Auto Parts at Indy’s Road Course.
A native of Noblesville, Indiana, Daly, a 10-time starter of the Indianapolis 500, will join Alpha Prime Racing to pilot the No. 44 Chevrolet Camaro in the event, marking his second-ever start in the second-tier series.
Gilreath Farms and AAN Adjusters, long-time sponsors of team co-owner Tommy Joe Martins, will return to the organization as co-primary sponsors of Daly’s entry for the August 12 event in Indianapolis.
Sharing the news to social media on Tuesday, Daly said: “Really appreciate Alpha Prime Racing giving me a chance to race at my home track [Indianapolis Motor Speedway] on Brickyard weekend. Will be fun to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series again.”
There are 37 cars [for 40 spots] on the preliminary entry list for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
No. 15 - JJ Yeley
No. 51 - Cole Custer
No. 62 - Austin Hill
No. 78 - Josh Bilicki
There are 40 cars [for 38 spots] on the preliminary entry list for Saturday’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Cabo Wabo 250 at Michigan International Speedway.
No. 07 - Stefan Parsons
No. 08 - Mason Massey
No. 4 - TBA
No. 10 - AJ Allmendinger
No. 19 - Ty Gibbs
No. 24 - Connor Mosack
No. 35 - Patrick Emerling
No. 44 - Mason Massey
No. 53 - CJ McLaughlin
No. 66 - TBA
No. 74 - Dawson Cram
No. 91 - Kyle Weatherman
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