TC Daily Pit Stop: Trackhouse Entering MotoGP in 2024; AdventHealth Joins LEGACY MOTOR CLUB; Dye Lands 12-Race Sponsor; Sonoma to Repave; RFK, Hendrick Release 2024 Schemes
TC Daily Pit Stop: Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
Trackhouse Entertainment Group will be further expanding its global motorsports presence in the upcoming season, with the official announcement Tuesday that the organization will be joining the MotoGP grid in 2024.
The newly-formed team will be managed at Trackhouse headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, but will be primarily operated out of Noale, Italy in an alliance with motorcycle manufacturer Aprilla and the Piaggio Group.
“This is a monumental moment for Trackhouse Entertainment Group,” said Marks, owner of Trackhouse Racing. “It has been in the ethos of Trackhouse since the very first day to put in the work, have the vision, and deploy the enthusiasm and passion necessary to build one of the most valuable motorsports entertainment companies in the world. Our entry into the MotoGP World Championship is another step in the execution of that vision.”
LEGACY MOTOR CLUB has picked up sponsorship from AdventHealth for the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series season, the organization announced on Tuesday, which will see the network of hospitals support drivers Erik Jones and Jimmie Johnson in a combined nine races.
The company, which has sponsored an entry in the NASCAR Cup Series since 2019, will be prominently displayed on the No. 43 Toyota Camry XSE in six events during the upcoming season, beginning with the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway.
Additionally, AdventHealth will also adorn the No. 84 Toyota Camry XSE in three NASCAR Cup Series events in 2024, with seven-time champion and co-owner of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, Jimmie Johnson, behind the wheel at Texas, Charlotte and Kansas.
Champion Container, a multi-year partner of Daniel Dye in the ARCA Menards Series and NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, will increase its support of the Deland, Florida-native in 2024, McAnally-Hilgemann Racing announced on Tuesday.
The company, which sponsored Dye in four NASCAR Truck Series and three NASCAR Xfinity Series events in 2023, will serve as a 12-race primary sponsor of the No. 43 Chevrolet Silverado in 2024, beginning with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.
In addition to the half-season of primary sponsorship, Champion Container will serve as an associate partner in the remaining 11 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series events on the schedule.
Ahead of this week’s two-day test session at Phoenix Raceway, RFK Racing has unveiled the No. 17 Fastenal Ford Mustang Dark Horse that will compete in several NASCAR Cup Series events in 2024.
The reveal on Tuesday is the first for any of the Ford Performance teams, as the manufacturer debuts the brand-new Ford Mustang Dark Horse in the February 4 running of the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum.
“First off, we’re thankful to Fastenal’s continued years of dedication to our race team and our continued success,” said Buescher, who has four wins in the last two NASCAR Cup Series seasons. “Fans across the country have grown to recognize and appreciate the iconic Fastenal blue scheme, and we’re excited to roll out a new look on that car this week in Phoenix. 2024 is already off and running, and we can’t wait to officially hit the track next February.”
On Tuesday, Hendrick Motorsports and long-time sponsor NAPA Auto Parts officially unveiled the newly designed No. 9 Chevrolet Camaro that Chase Elliott will drive for the majority of the 2024 NASCAR Cup Series campaign.
The sponsor officially revealed the brand-new paint scheme for the 2024 season on Tuesday morning, with an unveiling video posted to social media.
For the first time since 2017, the NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet will feature a primarily blue base design, with smaller accents of white and yellow sprinkled throughout the side of the Hendrick Motorsports entry.
Sonoma Raceway announced Tuesday details of its upcoming track repave that will take place prior to the NASCAR weekend at the facility in June 2024.
The track, which has not been repaved in 23 years, has awarded the repave contract to Bay Cities Paving & Grading of Concord, California. The repave project will include both layouts of the road course that NASCAR has utilized in its races at the venue as well as the drag strip located in the infield.
In the track’s announcement, track executive vice president and general manager Brian Flynn explained the need for maintaining the facility for more than just the yearly NASCAR race weekend.
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