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Hendrick Motorsports, Furniture Row Racing Announce New Sponsors

A pair of NASCAR Sprint Cup teams announced new sponsorship deals on Thursday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ahead of Saturday night’s Bank of America 500.

Hendrick Motorsports added uniform service company UniFirst to its No. 5 car.  The 8-year deal covers two races in 2016 and 2017, with the first at Talladega in two weeks, and three races per year from 2018-2023.  Current driver Kasey Kahne is signed through 2018 in the No. 5.

Charlotte based auto body chain Maaco will be on the quarter panels of the No. 78 of Furniture Row Racing and driver Martin Truex, Jr. this weekend in the Bank of America 500. Truex won the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte earlier this year and will be driving the same car he raced in that race on Saturday night.

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Amy is an 18-year veteran NASCAR writer and a five-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found filling in from time to time on The Frontstretch 5 (Wednesdays) and her monthly commentary Holding A Pretty Wheel (Thursdays). A New Hampshire native living in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.

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