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UniFirst Extends With Chase Elliott, Hendrick Through 2028

#9: Chase Elliott, Hendrick Motorsports, Chevrolet Camaro UniFirst

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Chase Elliott and UniFirst will continue their NASCAR Cup Series sponsorship past 2022, Hendrick Motorsports announced Feb. 9. UniFirst will not only adorn the No. 9 for three races in 2022 — it’ll also sponsor three events in 2023, before expanding to five events per year between 2024 and 2028. For 2022, UniFirst will sponsor …

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Michael McDowell, Stage Front Announce Sponsorship

#34: Michael McDowell, Front Row Motorsports, Ford Mustang Love's Travel Stops

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Michael McDowell will be sponsored by Stage Front Tickets in multiple races in 2022, Front Row Motorsports announced Feb. 9. McDowell’s No. 34 in the NASCAR Cup Series will first carry Stage Front sponsorship at Auto Club Speedway. “I think we have really developed opportunities and marketing platforms for new partners to enter the sport …

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Kaz Grala Adds Truck Schedule With Young’s

#16: Kaz Grala, Kaulig Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Hyperice

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Kaz Grala will run in all three NASCAR national series in 2022, as he announced a schedule with Young’s Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series Feb. 3. Grala will drive the No. 02 in 11 races, beginning at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He competed for the team in three races in 2021, scoring a runner-up …

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Christian Eckes Returning Full Time for ThorSport

2021 Trucks Las Vegas Christian Eckes Checkered Flag (Credit: NKP)

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After running a part-time schedule with ThorSport Racing in 2021, Christian Eckes will move to full time for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team in 2022, ThorSport announced Feb. 3. Eckes will pilot the No. 98, which he drove in 10 races in 2021, splitting the ride with Grant Enfinger. He scored one win, …

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MoneyLion Moves to 23XI for Bubba Wallace, Kurt Busch Sponsorship

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After previously sponsoring Team Penske, MoneyLion has moved its sponsorship to 23XI for the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, 23XI announced Feb. 3. “As we continue to move into our second year, we’re excited to add innovative partners like MoneyLion to the 23XI Racing family,” 23XI Racing president Steve Lauletta said in a team release. …

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