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CircleBDiecast.com will serve as the primary partner for Brett Moffitt to kick off the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season at Daytona International Speedway.  In addition, the diecast retailer will adorn Moffitt’s No. 45 Chevrolet Silverado at Talladega Superspeedway later this season.

“Everyone at Circle B Diecast and Plan B Sales have been so supportive of my career,” said Moffitt.  “I’m excited to start off the new year at Niece Motorsports with a familiar sponsor on our Chevrolet.  I know it is a cliché to say that everyone in the shop has been working hard and is excited to get the season started, but it’s true. I’ve been able to spend a lot of time with the team this offseason and we are all ready to get rolling and see this CircleBDiecast.com truck on the track.”

Plan B Sales was founded in 2010 with the goal of bringing service to dealers that carry licensed motorsports product.  Plan B Sales started as a Lionel diecast and Chase Authentics apparel distributor.  Over the last few years Plan B Sales has grown to be the largest account for Lionel servicing the motorsports market and has expanded product offerings.

Plan B Sales has quickly become the choice of dealers for a stocking one-stop distributor.  Its product offering also includes Auto World, Greenlight Collectibles, BrandArt and are the exclusive distributor for University of Racing product lines.

In September of 2020, Plan B Sales decided to split its wholesale and retail business into two different websites to better serve each segment of customers, effectively launching CircleBDiecast.com.

“All of us at Plan B Sales and CircleBDiecast.com have enjoyed working with Brett and Niece Motorsports separately for the past two seasons,” said CircleBDiecast.com Owner Brent Powell.  “It’s a perfect fit for us with Brett and Niece together this season.  We’re eager to get the season rolling and can’t wait to see the CircleBDiecast.com truck in Daytona.”

The No. 45 CircleBDiecast.com Chevrolet will also race at Talladega in October, with a unique opportunity for fan involvement.  More details will be announced closer to the race.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to work with the folks at Circle B Diecast and Plan B Sales and are excited to see that continue into this season,” said General Manager Cody Efaw.  “We’re ready to get the season started with Brett, Carson and Ryan.  We’re looking forward to a strong season from all three.”

Moffitt, the 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion and 2015 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, has 12 wins, three poles and 39 top-five finishes in 82 career NCWTS starts.

In addition, the Iowa-native has 46 top-10 finishes and has led a total of 1,190 laps in his three seasons of full time NCWTS competition.

The 2021 NCWTS season will kick off at Daytona International Speedway with the NextEra Energy 250 on Friday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET on FoxSports1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Niece Motorsports PR

The long-awaited 2021 DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modified Nationals schedules are set and feature endless potential for exciting racing.

 

For the first time in its 36-year history, Hell Tour fans can enjoy watching both tours race over eight different weeks at various tracks, featuring a fresh mix of annual favorites, returning gems and one new addition.

 

Both tours are scheduled to race 30 dates over an eight-week stretch, starting with the kickoff at Indiana’s Brownstown Speedway on Tuesday, June 15.

 

Similar to the revamped 2020 schedule, a two-week break period will divide the tours into two parts to allow for the Late Model drivers to compete with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Models in their crown-jewel events – Fairbury Speedway’s Prairie Dirt Classic, on July 30-31, and Cedar Lake Speedway’s USA Nationals, on Aug. 5-7. The Summit Modifieds will again run alongside the Outlaws at the Prairie Dirt Classic, featuring the $5,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.

 

Racing is also set for an average of five days per week, allowing teams to recuperate and travel on Monday and Tuesday for a grueling week of five-straight races Wednesday to Sunday. A make-up week has been set aside on Aug. 11-15 for races that are postponed from earlier in the series. Some weeks also have open dates for races that will be announced at a later time.

 

Swinging through a total of eight different states, 31 unique tracks in total will get their opportunity to host the Late Models and Modifieds, including one brand-new track in Indianapolis, IN. Circle City Raceway is set for opening this spring and will bring in the Summer Nationals and Summit Modified pilots to the quarter-mile oval on Wednesday, July 14. The Terre Haute Action Track returns only to the Summit Modifieds schedule on July 18.

 

The Summit Modifieds will hit the road for their 11th season of action in 2021, sporting an updated look to the tour’s logo. Ten years with the classic oval version has fit the tour well, and the updated, patch-style design will help display the Summit Racing Equipment and DIRTcar Racing partnership for years to come.

 

“Summit Racing Equipment is proud to remain the title sponsor of the Modified Nationals, and we know the unveiling of our new logo will usher in a brand-new era of partnership after 10 great seasons,” said Summit Motorsports & Events Manager Jim Greenleaf. “It’s a great new design that helps showcase our support and dedication to the teams, tracks and great race fans that help make this all possible.”

 

Going hand-in-hand with the new logo is the introduction of a new minimum winner’s share for the Summit Modified races in 2021. All 30 Features will pay a minimum $1,500 to win; a $500 increase from previous seasons.

 

Friday and Saturday night Late Model races will pay $10,000 to the winner; the other days of the week will serve as $5,000-to-win shows. The Late Model champion’s check will be awarded for only the second time in the state of Michigan, on Aug. 21, at Merritt Speedway, crowned alongside the Summit Modified champion. Weekly point funds for the Late Models will also be distributed throughout the schedule.

 

For all future updates on the DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Models and Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds, be sure to like the DIRTcar Racing and Summer Nationals pages on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for non-stop updates on race day.

 

Summer Nationals fans can follow along throughout the tour via DIRTVision’s all-new annual Platinum FAST PASS streaming subscription. Watch the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, Summit Modifieds, World of Outlaws, Super DIRTcar Series and more all year round for just $299 with the annual subscription or $39 per month and never miss a moment of the best dirt track racing in the country.

 

Combined tour schedules:

Week #1
Tuesday, June 15 | Brownstown Speedway | Brownstown, IN
Wednesday, June 16 | Peoria Speedway | Peoria, IL
Thursday, June 17 | Kankakee County Speedway | Kankakee, IL
Friday, June 18 | Tri-City Speedway | Pontoon Beach, IL
Saturday, June 19 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL
Sunday, June 20 | Plymouth Speedway | Plymouth, IN

 

Week #2
Wednesday, June 23 | LaSalle Speedway | LaSalle, IL
Thursday, June 24 | Spoon River Speedway | Canton, IL
Friday, June 25 | Sycamore Speedway | Maple Park, IL
Saturday, June 26 | Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 | Pevely, MO
Sunday, June 27 | Jacksonville Speedway | Jacksonville, IL

 

Week #3
Wednesday, June 30 | Beaver Dam Raceway | Beaver Dam, WI (Late Models only)
Thursday, July 1 | Davenport Speedway | Davenport, IA (Late Models only)
Friday, July 2 | The Dirt Oval at Route 66 | Joliet, IL
Saturday, July 3 | Fayette County Speedway | Brownstown, IL
Sunday, July 4 | Lincoln Speedway | Lincoln, IL

 

Week #4
Thursday, July 8 | Macon Speedway | Macon, IL
Friday, July 9 | Farmer City Raceway | Farmer City, IL
Saturday, July 10 | Highland Speedway | Highland, IL
Sunday, July 11 | Tri-State Speedway | Haubstadt, IN

Week #5
Wednesday, July 14 | Circle City Raceway | Indianapolis, IN
Thursday, July 15 | Thunderbird Raceway | Muskegon, MI
Friday, July 16 | Hartford Speedway | Hartford, MI
Saturday, July 17 | Oakshade Raceway | Wauseon, OH
Sunday, July 18 | Terre Haute Action Track | Terre Haute, IN (Modifieds only)

 

Week #6
Wednesday, July 21 | Open
Thursday, July 22 | Springfield Raceway | Springfield, MO (Late Models only)
Friday, July 23 | Open
Saturday, July 24 | Clarksville Speedway | Clarksville, TN
Sunday, July 25 | Open

Fri-Sat, July 30-31 | Fairbury Speedway | Fairbury, IL (Modifieds only)

 

Week #7
Wed-Sun, Aug. 11-15 | Make-Ups

 

Week #8
Wednesday, Aug. 18 | Butler Motor Speedway | Quincy, MI
Thursday, Aug. 19 | I-96 Speedway | Lake Odessa, MI
Friday, Aug. 20 | Tri-City Motor Speedway | Auburn, MI
Saturday, Aug. 21 | Merritt Speedway | Lake City, MI

 

DIRTcar Series PR

The NASCAR Foundation today announced two key additions to its Board of Directors, further strengthening the organization’s leadership and strategic relationships within the racing industry. Veteran race car driver Hurley Haywood and Rev Racing Co-owner Dr. Jennifer Satterfield-Siegel accepted nominations to join the board led by Chairman Mike Helton.

“Being able to include the leadership of industry veterans such as Hurley Haywood and Dr. Jennifer Satterfield-Siegel to our Board of Directors is significant,” stated Mike Helton, Chairman, The NASCAR Foundation. “We look forward to their support as we seek to expand the reach and relevance of The NASCAR Foundation across the U.S. while continuing to grow its impact for children.”

Haywood, a legendary endurance racing driver, is widely known for winning the Rolex 24 At DAYTONA five times, the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times and 12 Hours of Sebring twice. He is credited with the 1988 Trans-Am title, two IMSA GT Championship titles and 23 wins, three Norelco Cup championships, a SuperCar title and seven IndyCar starts. Haywood built his career and made history behind the wheel of a #59 Brumos Porsche, racing for the Jacksonville, Florida-based team for over 40 years. Haywood served as Chief Driving Instructor for the Porsche Sports Driving School for many years and remains active in an honorary capacity for the school today. He also serves as an Ambassador for Porsche participating in many appearances and events worldwide.

“Becoming a part of The NASCAR Foundation has incredible meaning to me,” stated Haywood. “While I may have spent my career in sports car racing, my love for all forms of motorsports is great and I consider the work of The NASCAR Foundation to be so important to children today.”

Dr. Jennifer Satterfield-Siegel, a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist and NASCAR fan, grew up and currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is a member of the Payton Manning Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Team as well as treating patients in her private practice. She and her husband co-own Rev Racing, the exclusive manager of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Program. She is a former recipient of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Industry Ambassador Award. Her volunteer and business accomplishments have been recognized by the March of Dimes, Links Inc., the Indianapolis Business Journal, NAWBO, Jack and Jill of America, and the Coalition of Black Women, among others.

“I am a huge NASCAR fan and participate in the sport on many levels,” stated Satterfield-Siegel. “Working with The NASCAR Foundation feels like a natural fit as I continue working to impact the lives of our nation’s youth.”

To learn more about The NASCAR Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.nascarfoundation.org.

NASCAR Foundation PR

Tickets for the 2021 NASCAR Championship Weekend at Phoenix Raceway go on sale to the general public tomorrow, January 27 at 9 a.m. MST. Set for November 5-7, this monumental event will be the second consecutive year that the Valley of the Sun will host the NASCAR season finale, and just as it was in 2020 for the first-ever championship weekend at Phoenix Raceway, four champions will be crowned over the three-day event. Tickets will be available online at PhoenixRaceway.com, by calling 866-408-RACE (7223), or by visiting the Phoenix Raceway ticket office during regular business hours.

“It’s an honor to once again be the host track for the NASCAR Championship Weekend,” said Phoenix Raceway President Julie Giese. “Hosting the championship for the first time in 2020 was an incredible experience, and the way our fans and the entire community rallied around the event was amazing to see. We’re excited to be bringing the championship back to the Valley of the Sun and once again showcase our community and the entire state of Arizona as the ultimate sport and entertainment destination to millions of viewers worldwide.”

The 2021 NASCAR Championship Weekend will kick off with the championship race for the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series under the lights on Friday, November 5. Saturday of championship weekend will again be a doubleheader, hosting championship events in the ARCA Menards Series West and the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The excitement will culminate on Sunday, November 7 when the sport’s biggest stars compete for the Bill France Cup in the NASCAR Cup Series championship race.

In addition to grandstand tickets, camping, INfield access and Legends hospitality at The Barn will also be available for purchase. For more information about the 2021 NASCAR Championship Weekend as well as the spring NASCAR event weekend, March 12-14, and other events at Phoenix Raceway, including Segway Tours and Track Laps for Charity, please visit PhoenixRaceway.com.

Phoenix Raceway PR

16-year-old Zach Telford of Middleton, Idaho has announced a partnership with Garcia Racing to compete in four SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour races in 2021. The eight-time NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly race winner in Idaho will venture south to compete in the SRL races at Stockton 99 Speedway and Roseville’s All American Speedway.

Telford competed for Garcia Racing in Mike Garcia’s #71 Fury Chassis with a tenth-place finish in a curfew-shortened race at Roseville in August. He also was one of 11 drivers chosen to test for the Bill McAnally Racing Drivers Academy in early January on All American Speedway’s one-third mile oval.

The pair of scheduled starts at Stockton 99 Speedway will be Telford’s first at the historic and challenging quarter-mile oval. Garcia Racing is conveniently based in Lodi, Calif. between both of these California short tracks.

“I am excited to get to work with Crew Chief Steve Teets, Mike Garcia, and the entire Garcia Racing team,” Telford said. “This is a great opportunity to make an impact on a prestigious series and I can’t wait for May 1 at Stockton!”

Garcia Racing has over 40 victories across the SPEARS Modifieds and Late Models including the 2011 Stockton 99 Speedway championship and the 2014 SPEARS Modified Series title.  The team also won the first two SPEARS Modifieds races of the 2019 season. Telford brings a robust career with over 50 career victories to the table. His resume includes triumphs across Super Late Models, Modifieds, and Legends, along with a pair of ARCA Menards Series West top-tens.

The SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour exploded in 2020 with record car counts despite the global Pandemic which challenged the entire racing industry. Races were streamed live to SpearsRacing.TV and televised on MAVTV for fans that could not attend in-person.

Plans for the 2021 season are still developing for Zach Telford Racing with multiple exciting opportunities on the table. These opportunities would not be possible without support from Precision Framing, JamesHardie, Builders FirstSource, Mendiola Custom Homes, Meridian Anti-Drug Coalition, Vista Montessori School, Project Filter, Conrad & Bishoff, Executive Lawn Care, Gibson Diesel Performance, The Car Store, BLG, Fully Promoted, Swift Springs, Cristiani Motorsports, TCR, Tri Star Racewear

Race fans can follow Zach Telford at www.ZachTelford.com He can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Zach Telford PR

 

After a historic debut season that set the high watermark in viewership for televised esports programming, the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series is set to return in 2021.

NASCAR and iRacing jointly announced today that a new-look Pro Invitational will see NASCAR Cup Series stars compete virtually in a 10-race schedule that will complement NASCAR’s real-life racing schedule, offering fans a new mid-week competition featuring NASCAR’s top drivers. FOX Sports, which helped NASCAR and iRacing set viewership records with the inaugural Pro Invitational last season, will broadcast the first five races of the series live in primetime on FS1. NBC Sports will air the final five races of the series, with its schedule and details to be announced at a later date.

With the NASCAR Cup Series set to visit new tracks and new markets in 2021, this year’s Pro Invitational will feature a mix of tracks designed primarily to preview the upcoming weekend’s “real life” race – a feature that will be particularly beneficial in giving fans an idea of what to expect as the real-life drivers take on challenging new circuits throughout the season.

“The success of our eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series was underscored by an industry-wide effort to entertain fans during the early months of the global pandemic,” said Tim Clark, NASCAR senior vice president and chief digital officer. “This year the Pro Invitational will return with a schedule of midweek races that will bridge the gap between our real-world races each weekend.”

"After last year's Pro Invitational success, we’re proud that our partners at NASCAR, FOX, and the race teams view the series as an integral part of their marketing and fan engagement strategies for 2021,” said Steve Myers, iRacing executive producer. “It’s even more fulfilling that the industry has rallied around our platform not only as the most authentic re-creation of the sport, but also a terrific tool to help grow NASCAR’s audience and generate revenue to strengthen the entire ecosystem.”

The first five mid-week events will air on FS1 on select Wednesday nights beginning March 24th, featuring an exciting mix of races that include Bristol Motor Speedway’s new dirt configuration, fan-favorites such as Talladega Superspeedway and Darlington Raceway, and Austin, Texas’ famed Circuit of the Americas’ facility. NBC Sports will pick up the second half of the 10-race season once the network’s broadcast window begins in June.

“FOX Sports embraced the eNASCAR iRacing Invitational Series in the spring as a way to keep race fans entertained, but we quickly realized it was a product and collaboration that we would continue to explore,” said FOX Sports Executive Producer, EVP/Head of Operations and Production Brad Zager. “The product is best-in-class, it delivers NASCAR to an even broader audience and, let’s face it, it’s a heckuva lot of fun.” 

Details around the fifth race in the FS1 window, plus further plans for the second half of the ’21 Pro Invitational schedule, will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series, along with other esports initiatives, visit www.eNASCAR.com.

2021 eNASCAR iRacing Pro Invitational Series (First Five-Races)

 

Date

Venue

Network

Time (ET)

 

Wednesday, March 24

Bristol - Dirt

FS1

8-9:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 21

Talladega

FS1

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 5

Darlington

FS1

8-9:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 19

COTA

FS1

7-8:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 2

Track-TBD

FS1

8-9:30 p.m.

NASCAR PR

After eight successful years as title sponsor of Big Block Modified racing’s biggest event — Super DIRT Week — NAPA Auto Parts is extending its partnership with a multi-year deal, which will include the 50th edition.

Entering its 49th year, NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week, Oct. 6-10, is Racing’s Biggest Party featuring the best drivers in the Northeast,  Mid-Atlantic, and Canada as they tackle the historic Steel Palace, Oswego Speedway. It’s an annual pilgrimage for thousands of race fans from across the United States and Canada and a true New York tradition.

 

“NAPA Auto Parts is thrilled to be a part of the history and legacy of Super DIRT Week,” said Ryan Nowitzke, general manager of NAPA Syracuse. “We look forward to seeing our dedicated, hard-working race fans from across the Northeast and Canada spend the week in Central New York at Oswego Speedway and surrounding racetracks. Nothing compares to the excitement and drama of Super DIRTcar Series racing at Super DIRT Week. It takes a lot of “NAPA Know How” to get to the top level of dirt racing.”

The greatest week in dirt racing features four premier DIRTcar series divisions including the Super DIRTcar Series. The show-stopping headliners bring the entire week to a crescendo with the running of the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 where the winner drives away with $50,000.

Three other premier DIRTcar divisions are on tap, as well. 

 

The DIRTcar 358 Modified Series always brings the crowd to its feet for the Salute the Troops 150 where rising stars and veteran aces clash at The Steel Palace. The Chevy Performance 75 features the DIRTcar Sportsman Series, which concludes an incredible week of racing on four different DIRTcar tracks.

The DIRTcar Pro Stock Series Wilkins RV 50 has become one of the most exciting races of the event as the Pro Stocks have moved fans to the edge of their seats, either at the track or at home on DIRTVision, with battles for the win coming down to the final lap year after year.

 

NAPA Auto Parts first partnered with DIRTcar Racing for Super DIRT Week in 2012 when stars like Matt Sheppard and Stewart Friesen began to emerge. By continuing the partnership through the 50th-anniversary edition NAPA firmly cements its place in Northeast racing history. 

 

NAPA Super DIRT Week was awarded the 2015 Newsmaker of the Year Award and the 2011 National Speedway Directory Outstanding Annual Short-Track Event.

 

Tickets and camping are already on sale for NAPA Super DIRT Week XLIX running Oct. 6-10. Oswego Speedway enters its fifth year as host and has proven the ideal facility and racetrack to hold Racing’s Biggest Party


Be sure to visit SuperDIRTWeek.com for news and updates on the 49th annual NAPA Super DIRT Week throughout the year, and follow on Twitter at @NAPASuperDIRTWeek.

 

DIRTcar Series PR

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ty Gibbs will compete for the ARCA Menards Series Championship in 2021 and make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut in the No. 54 Toyota Supra.

Gibbs, who captured an ARCA Menards Series-high six wins in 2020 despite running a partial schedule, will return to the No. 18 Toyota Camry to run the full schedule and compete for the championship. In addition to his six wins, Gibbs scored 12 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in his 16 starts last season to help claim the organization’s first ARCA Menards Series Owner’s Championship. In addition, Gibbs also earned a win in six starts in the ARCA Menards East Series.

“We want to build on the success that our team had last season,” said JGR ARCA Menards Series crew chief Mark McFarland. “Ty works extremely hard to prepare each week and it’s exciting to have him behind the wheel for every race and the opportunity to go after our goal of winning that championship.”

In addition to competing in the ARCA Menards Series, Gibbs is slated to make his Xfinity Series debut driving the No. 54 Toyota Supra starting with the road course race in Daytona on February 20. Although his exact schedule in the Series is still being finalized, current plans qualify Gibbs to contend for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors. He will be joined behind the wheel of the No. 54 Toyota Supra this season by veteran teammates Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, and Martin Truex Jr., all of whom are scheduled to run at least one race.

“I’m pumped to run the full season in the ARCA Menards Series,” said Ty Gibbs. “(Crew Chief) Mark (McFarland) has put together an amazing team that gives me a chance to be successful every week.

“I’m also really excited to have the opportunity to work with (crew chief) Chris Gayle to make my debut in the Xfinity Series,” added Gibbs. “I can’t imagine a better situation for me to learn and be able to compare notes, not only with my Series’ teammates like Brandon (Jones), Harrison (Burton) and Daniel (Hemric), but also veterans like Kyle, Denny and Martin who I will share the car with.”

A full schedule to include driver assignments for JGR’s No. 54 Xfinity Series entry will be announced at a later date.

“I’m looking forward to the upcoming season,” said Chris Gayle, who will serve as crew chief for the JGR No. 54 Xfinity Series entry in 2021. “Ty has already shown a great deal of talent with each step he has taken in his career and I think the opportunity to also learn from his veteran teammates will be a huge benefit to his development.”

JGR PR

 

On the heels of the network’s official launch in Australia, MAVTV Motorsports Network has announced its continued global expansion with Samsung TV Plus in the UK. Motorsports fans in the UK now have access to premium racing content, including Late Model Dirt Series, Pro Pulling, ASCS Sprint Car Series and OPTIMA’S Search for the Ultimate Street Car, as well as some of the most exciting and unique motorsports entertainment available anywhere.

 

Samsung TV Plus offers more than 85 channels covering news, sports, movies, entertainment and more in the UK. Pre-installed on all newer (2016-current models) Samsung Smart TVs, users can instantly watch Samsung TV Plus for free with just an internet connection - no download, additional device or subscription needed.

"Our global partnership with Samsung TV Plus continues to grow with this expansion into the United Kingdom,” said Ed Niemi, MAVTV Motorsports Network Senior Vice President. “MAVTV is excited to bring our premium motorsports content to the racing enthusiasts in the UK for free.”

MAVTV Motorsports Network’s global feed is a 24/7 channel dedicated to all motorsports featuring programming from Lucas Oil Studios. MAVTV Motorsports Network will cater to the rise in popularity of streaming entertainment and feature everything from race events to car build shows. Samsung Smart TV owners can begin watching the world’s top-tier racing series and other premium motorsports content exclusively on MAVTV Motorsports Network channel 4064 through Samsung TV Plus.

MAVTV PR

Spire Motorsports announced today Youtheory® will be the primary sponsor aboard the No. 7 Chevrolet Camaro with driver Corey LaJoie in the 63rd running of the Daytona 500.
 
The southern-California based manufacturer and lifestyle brand will promote its acclaimed
Ashwagandha dietary supplement which, when used over time, combats stress and provides numerous benefits for the body and brain. Ashwagandha (commonly called Indian Ginseng) is one of the most highly prized botanicals in the ancient Ayurvedic system of India. It is often described as an “adaptogen” because it helps the body successfully adapt to stressful conditions.
 
The Ashwagandha livery will be displayed across the hood, upper-rear quarter panels, deck lid, roof and TV panel of LaJoie’s No. 7 entry. Youtheory Ashwagandha has been clinically proven to reduce stress and anxiety naturally, while also providing mental clarity and focus.
 
"Corey LaJoie shares the same values as Youtheory and we’re proud to support him once again as he competes at the highest level of the sport," said Darren Rude, CEO of Youtheory. "As innovators in the health and wellness industry, Youtheory is excited to unveil the new Youtheory Ashwagandha No. 7 Chevrolet which will help educate NASCAR fans everywhere on this breakthrough product which is designed to ease stress, anxiety and provide clarity and mental focus.”

LaJoie finished eighth in last year’s Great American Race and earned a career-best sixth-place finish at The World Center of Racing in the 2019 Coke Zero Sugar 400. The Concord, N.C., native has logged nine total starts at Daytona International Speedway (DIS) on NASCAR’s senior circuit, including eight on the traditional 2.5-mile superspeedway and one on the daunting 3.61-mile road course.

“Youtheory played a key role in helping me continue my driving career as far back as 2016,” explained LaJoie. “It’s a privilege having them back on board for the best Cup opportunity I’ve ever had. I’m eternally grateful to Darren and Patty Rude for their continued support of my career. We’re going to give the Youtheory Ashwagandha No. 7 Camaro a heck of a run in the Daytona 500.”
 
The Concord, N.C., team co-owned by longtime NASCAR industry executives Jeff Dickerson and Thaddeus “T.J.” Puchyr announced in November that it inked the 29-year-old driver to a multi-year agreement to pilot the No. 7 machine. LaJoie will be flanked by teammate and 2010 Daytona 500 winner Jamie McMurray in the No. 77 Advent Health Chevy in the 2021 edition of the Great American Race.
 
The team earned its first win in NASCAR’s premier series in an upset of practically unprecedented proportions, when Justin Haley took the checkered flag at DIS on July 7, 2019.
 
“We’re thrilled that Youtheory has come aboard the No. 7 for the Daytona 500,” said Spire Motorsports co-owner T.J. Puchyr. “Corey has a long-standing relationship with Darren and Patty Rude and we’re grateful they’ve chosen to continue that relationship when he signed with Spire Motorsports. The car looks incredible and Corey does a great job on Superspeedways. We can’t wait to get to Daytona and see the Youtheory Ashwagandha Chevy in the Great American Race.” 
 
The 63rd running of the Daytona 500 will be televised live on FOX, Sunday, February 14 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The first of 36 races on the 2021 NCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Spire Motorsports PR

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