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TC Daily Pit Stop: SiriusXM Backing Bell, Reddick, Snider Running PT Xfinity for JGR, Decker Joins Emerling-Gase, and More.
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, February 9th, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: Nigel Kinrade, NKP, Courtesy of Toyota Racing
SiriusXM, a long-time partner of Toyota Racing Development, announced on Wednesday that the company will serve as a multi-race primary sponsor of entries from both the manufacturer’s full-time teams in 2023.
The company will partner with Christopher Bell and Joe Gibbs Racing to adorn the No. 20 Toyota Camry TRD in back-to-back races at Auto Club Speedway (February) and Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March).
Additionally, SiriusXM will serve as a three-race primary sponsor of 23XI Racing’s newest driver, Tyler Reddick, with the company being displayed on the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD at Richmond (April), Darlington (May), and Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Road Course (August).
Myatt Snider, who has spent the last three seasons as a full-time driver in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, will find himself scaling back to part-time competition in 2023, competing in select events for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Snider will make his debut with Joe Gibbs Racing in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway, where he’ll get behind the wheel of the team’s third entry, the No. 19 Toyota GR Supra.
A winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Snider will then round out his six-race campaign in the No. 19 at Portland, Charlotte’s ROVAL, Las Vegas, Martinsville, and Phoenix.
“With six races on our 2023 schedule, I’m looking forward to climbing into the cockpit with Joe Gibbs Racing this year,” said Snider. “Having worked for JGR as a high schooler and a young racer, it’s an awesome full-circle moment to return as a driver to the team that has taught me so much about racing itself.”
In a 49-minute exclusive interview, Jeffrey Earnhardt doesn’t dodge any questions. The grandson of the legendary Dale Earnhardt talks about his emotions of his grandfather’s team being shut down several years ago, what happened with his iK9 deal a few years ago, how he is primed for a full-time season with Alpha Prime Racing and a lot more. The interview is available exclusively for paid subscribers of the TC Daily Pit Stop.
PHOTO CREDIT: Kyle Busch Motorsports, PR
Zariz Transport, a fast-growing intermodal drayage company specializing in transporting containers from ports, has joined Kyle Busch Motorsports as a five-race primary sponsor of the No. 51 Chevrolet Silverado.
The company will exclusively sponsor Kyle Busch in his five annual NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts, while also serving as an associate partner of the No. 51 for the remainder of the 23-race campaign.
Busch will make his first start of the year at Las Vegas Motorsports (March 3), before returning to the series for events at COTA (March 25), Martinsville (April 14), Kansas (May 6), and Pocono (July 22).
In addition to the company’s sponsorship of Kyle Busch Motorsports, Zariz Transport has also signed on as a multi-year renewal to serve as presenting sponsor of The Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund annual gala.
PHOTO CREDIT: Jonathan McCoy, TobyChristie.com
Natalie Decker will join Emerling-Gase Motorsports for select events in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Menards Series for 2023, the organization announced on Wednesday.
Decker is set to join a NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup that currently includes team co-owners Joey Gase and Patrick Emerling, as well as Brad Perez, and CJ McLaughlin, who will all contest part-time schedules in the second-tier division.
Over the last two seasons, Decker has competed in eight NASCAR Xfinity Series events for a number of different organizations, including Our Motorsports, MBM Motorsports, RSS Racing, and Reaume Brother Racing.
The 25-year-old has also competed in a number of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events throughout her career, competing for organizations such as David Gilliland Racing and Niece Motorsports.
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