TC Daily Pit Stop: Team Penske, RCR and Live Fast Make Sponsorship Announcements; New Post-Race Crash Video From Daytona; Auto Club Entry Lists
TC Daily Pit Stop: Tuesday, February 21st, 2023
PHOTO CREDIT: Toby Christie, TobyChristie.com
Ryan Blaney incredibly finished eighth in Sunday’s Daytona 500 with an absolutely battered No. 12 Ford Mustang. However, new video from Sunday has surfaced that shows Blaney found more trouble after the checkered flag.
Following the conclusion of the race, Blaney goes for a spin and makes contact with the wall.
PHOTO CREDIT: Richard Childress Racing
Lucas Oil, which has been a longtime partner of Richard Childress Racing, will be stepping up its involvement with the RCR NASCAR Cup Series program in 2023.
In addition to serving as the official motor oil of ECR Engines, Lucas Oil will serve as the primary sponsor of Kyle Busch and the No. 8 Richard Childress Racing team this weekend in the Pala Casino 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
PHOTO CREDIT: Craig White / TobyChristie.com
Discount Tire has extended its partnership with Team Penske for the 2023 racing season. The partnership will span multiple drivers and teams between NASCAR and IndyCar.
Under the new agreement, the organization’s long-time partner will continue its relationship with second-year driver Austin Cindric, serving as a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford Mustang in several NASCAR Cup Series events in 2023.
In addition to the company’s relationship with Cindric, Discount Tire will also serve as a multi-race primary sponsor of Ryan Blaney, who pilots the No. 12 Ford Mustang for the championship-winning organization.
Furthermore, Discount Tire and Tire Rack will return as an associate partner of Team Penske’s three NTT IndyCar Series entries, driven by Josef Newgarden, Scott McLaughlin, and Will Power.
PHOTO CREDIT: Live Fast Motorsports
Live Fast Motorsports has announced a new primary sponsorship partner for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series Pala Casino 400 at Auto Club Speedway. American Hartford Gold will bring a sleek black and gold look to the No. 78 Chevrolet Camaro.
The brand first dipped into the NASCAR space at Sonoma Raceway in 2018.
There are 36 cars (for 40 spots) on the entry list for the NASCAR Cup Series Pala Casino 400 at Auto Club Speedway. While there aren’t any big surprises on the list, JJ Yeley is the listed driver of the No. 15 Rick Ware Racing entry this weekend.
There are 40 cars (for 38 spots) on the entry list for the NASCAR Xfinity Series Production Alliance Group 300 at Auto Club Speedway. Notable entries include No. 02 David Starr, 10 Austin Dillon, 19 Joe Graf Jr., 24 Tyler Reddick, 28 Alex Labbe, 35 Joey Gase, 38 Kyle Sieg, 45 Rajah Caruth, 53 CJ McLaughlin and 91 Ross Chastain.
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