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Fanttik Partners With Stewart-Haas in NASCAR

Monday, February 26, 2024

Fanttik, the trailblazing and award-winning brand in the automotive accessories industry, has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing, the championship-winning NASCAR team co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart and Haas Automation founder Gene Haas.
 
– Fanttik will serve as primary sponsor for one race with Noah Gragson in the NASCAR Cup Series. First race is this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where Gragson will drive the No. 10 Fanttik Ford Mustang in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race.
– Fanttik will return as a primary sponsor with Custer and his No. 00 Fanttik Ford Mustang in the May 25 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway.
   
Fanttik’s Stewart-Haas debut with Gragson Sunday at Las Vegas can be seen live at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX and heard on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

**Courtesy of Stewart-Haas Racing**

Mayer Joins Clear 28 Agency Family of Drivers

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Today, Clear 28 Agency announced the addition of NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Sam Mayer to their roster of athletes. The Franklin, Wisconsin native is entering his third season as driver of the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports. Mayer and his team will look to build upon a successful 2023 campaign, winning four races (Road America, Watkins Glen, Charlotte (ROVAL), and Homestead-Miami) and finishing third in the NASCAR Xfinity Series standings. 

A Fresh Partnership with Wendy's

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Today, Trackhouse Racing announced a fresh partnership for the 2024 NASCAR Season with fast-food restaurant brand Wendy’s, known for high quality hamburgers made with fresh, never frozen beef. The new partnership calls for the iconic Wendy’s brand to appear in both the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series with Trackhouse drivers, Daniel Suarez, Ross Chastain, and Shane van Gisbergen. Wendy’s will have season-long associate branding on all three driver’s Cup Series Chevrolets during the 2024 calendar year, and two Cup Series primary events starting with Van Gisbergen at Talladega Superspeedway in April. In the Xfinity Series, Wendy’s will be the primary partner for one race during the Supercars champion’s rookie season while also serving as the primary sponsor in the season-opener at Daytona with 2016 Xfinity Series Champion, Daniel Suarez. 

**Release courtesy of Trackhouse Racing**

Andy's Frozen Custard Partners with Cole Custer

Friday, January 12, 2024

Andy’s Frozen Custard has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing and reigning NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Cole Custer to sponsor the No. 00 Ford Mustang in 2024. The multiyear agreement will feature Andy’s, the award-winning frozen custard and treat shop, as the primary sponsor for Custer in three Xfinity Series races in 2024 – the Andy’s Frozen Custard 300 April 13th at Texas Motor Speedway, the Chicago Street Race July 6th, and the Xfinity Series race October 12th on the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval. When not the primary sponsor, Andy’s will have a yearlong associate presence on the No. 00 Ford Mustang with branding on Custer’s firesuit. 

Andy’s and motorsports fans won’t have to wait for the racetrack to get a taste of the excitement. Andy Kuntz, CEO and owner of Andy’s Frozen Custard, and Custer worked together to create a custom Concrete featuring the championship-winning driver’s favorite toppings. Beginning mid-March through raceday in Texas on April 13, the Cole Custer Concrete will feature Andy’s vanilla custard blended with Heath Bar, melted chocolate chip and smooth peanut butter. 

**Release courtesy of Stewart-Haas Racing**

Stewart-Haas Racing Signs Noah Gragson

Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Stewart-Haas Racing has signed driver Noah Gragson to a multiyear agreement that will see the 25-year-old Las Vegas native pilot the team’s No. 10 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series beginning in 2024. Gragson is a 13-time winner in the NASCAR Xfinity series – the stepping stone division to the elite Cup Series – and has made 39 Cup Series starts over the course of two seasons (2022-2023) with a best finish of fifth in the 2022 regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway.

**Release courtesy of Stewart-Haas Racing**

Jack Wood to Drive the No. 16 Chevrolet in ARCA West Series

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

McAnally-Hilgemann Racing (MHR) announced today that the organization has tabbed Jack Wood for a double-duty season in 2024. The 23-year-old from Loomis, California will pursue the ARCA Menards Series West championship piloting the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet SS based in Roseville, California. Wood will also tackle a 14-race slate in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series behind the wheel of the No. 91 Chevrolet Silverado RST.

**Release courtesy of McAnally-Hilgemann Racing**

Cole Custer Wins Thrilling Xfinity Finale at Phoenix for First Title

Saturday, November 4th, 2023

After an overtime restart that saw title contenders engage in a breathtaking three-wide battle down the backstretch, Cole Custer deftly negotiated a tightly bunched pack of cars to win the NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship race and the series title on Saturday at Phoenix Raceway. The victory was the third of the season for Custer, who returned to full-time Xfinity Series racing last year after a three-year stint in the NASCAR Cup Series. 

**Story courtesy of NASCAR.com’s Reid Spencer**

Jack Wood Joins Clear 28 Agency Family

Monday, August 21, 2023

Clear 28 Agency announced the addition of Jack Wood to its family of drivers. The Loomis, California native is currently competing in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports and in the ARCA Menards Series for Velocity Racing. Through his 15 starts  in 2023, Wood has accumulated two top-5 and seven top-10 finishes. Wood joins drivers Cole Custer and Noah Gragson as part of the Clear 28 roster.

FOR ONE NASCAR SPONSOR, DISRUPTION IS AN OKAY THING

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Early on a recent Friday morning in downtown Chicago, workers were putting the final touches on what would be a NASCAR street course through the heart of the city. The drivers who would be racing on those streets in a few short hours were either still on their way to the city, getting some down time, or perhaps already there and sleeping in. All except one…

Full Story: (https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregengle/2023/07/09/for-one-nascar-sponsor-disruption-is-an-okay-thing/?sh=292bd26e6514)

**Story courtesy of Forbes’ Greg Engle**

COLE CUSTER WINS RAIN-SHORTENED XFINITY RACE IN CHICAGO

Sunday, July 2, 2023

Drenching rain and standing water on the Chicago Street Course forced NASCAR to declare Cole Custer the winner of The Loop 121 NASCAR Xfinity Series race three laps short of halfway and five laps short of the completion of Stage 2.

Custer led all 25 laps of NASCAR’s first-ever street course race before lightning strikes in the area on Saturday caused NASCAR to red flag the race and then to postpone completion until Sunday mroning. But the rain persisted, forcing NASCAR’s hand.

**Press release courtesy of NASCAR.com’s Reid Spencer**

WENDY'S BRINGS 'THE BACONATOR' TO CHICAGO

Monday, June 26, 2023

To drive home that the Wendy’s Baconator is first place worthy, Wendy’s is once again teaming up with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB and NASCAR driver Noah Gragson to bring home the bacon at the first-ever NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend. Gragson’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro will be transformed into the boldest and beefiest car on the track – nicknamed “The Baconator” after the fan-favorite and iconic Wendy’s Baconator. 

**Press release courtesy of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB**

COLE CUSTER PREVAILS IN OVERTIME AT PORTLAND

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Taking advantage of a melee in Turn 1 after an overtime restart, Cole Custer held off charging Justin Allgaier to win Saturday’s Pacific Office Automation 147 NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Portland International Raceway. After a Lap 73 caution for debris on the track, Allgaier held the lead for the overtime restart on Lap 76. Restarting behind Allgaier, Parker Kligerman steered to the inside and charged the first corner, carrying Allgaier wide and knocking second-place Sheldon Creed, the pole winner, off the track. From the inside, Custer shot into the lead through Turn 1. Allgaier negotiated the barriers in the Turn 1 chicane and retained second place, and though he got to Custer’s bumper on the final lap, he couldn’t make a clean pass for the win. Custer won the drag race to the finish line by .142 seconds to score his first victory of the season in the No. 00 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford.

**Press release courtesy of NASCAR.com’s Reid Spencer**

WENDY'S BACK WITH GRAGSON AT TALLADEGA

Monday, April 17, 2023

To continue its partnership with fast-food restaurant chain Wendy’s, LEGACY MOTOR CLUB announced a fresh look on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Noah Gragson. Gragson, a 24-year-old native of Las Vegas, began his partnership with Wendy’s in 2020 and the iconic restaurant once again teamed up with Gragson as the primary partner featured on the No. 42 for the Daytona 500 featuring, “The BEEF”. For the April 23rd event at Talladega Superspeedway, Wendy’s and Gragson are going big with a Biggie Bag paint scheme to highlight the best, and biggie-st deal in fast food. The latest paint scheme is set to be another big crowd favorite at Talladega. Wendy’s will unveil the car on Twitter @Wendys today at 5pm ET.

**Press release courtesy of LEGACY M.C.**

WENDY'S ANNOUNCED AS PRIMARY PARTNER OF NOAH GRAGSON

Monday, February 13, 2023

LEGACY MOTOR CLUB President, Business Operations Bruce Mosley today announced a partnership featuring a fast-food restaurant chain with a legacy of their own – Wendy’s. Beginning this weekend at the 2023 Daytona 500, the iconic, square Wendy’s hamburger will be the primary race scheme on the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Noah Gragson. Gragson officially began his partnership with Wendy’s in 2020, and the two launched their first primary partnership last year during the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race at the Talladega Super Speedway…

“Welcoming Wendy’s on my No. 42 Chevy in the NASCAR Cup Series is just perfect. I love their food and I’m not afraid of a little beef,” said Gragson. “The partnership matches my personality, and we (me and the fans) are going to have fun with it. For my first Daytona with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB and the NO. 42 team, I can’t wait to get on the track and give it our all.” 

**Press release courtesy of LEGACY M.C.**

INTRODUCING: LEGACY MOTOR CLUB

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

NASCAR team owners Maury Gallagher, Jimmie Johnson and team ambassador Richard “The King” Petty announced today the organization will officially change its name from Petty GMS to LEGACY Motor Club moving forward. LEGACY M.C. is home to two full-time NASCAR Cup Series teams featuring rookie Noah Gragson in the No. 42 Chevrolet and Erik Jones in the No. 43 Chevrolet as well as a part-time entry for seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Johnson. 

“Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to acquire Richard Petty Motorsports in the NASCAR Cup Series,” said Gallagher. “We made great strides throughout the 2022 season – winning the Southern 500 with Erik at Darlington and bringing Noah into the team for 2023. With the addition of Jimmie in an ownership role, we knew change was inevitable with his experience and knowledge. Our goal is to win races, win championships and to represent our partners by performing at the highest level. The new image of LEGACY Motor Club is something that will allow us to stand out and foster a team environment that breeds success.”

**Press release courtesy of LEGACY M.C.**

GRAGSON BRINGS HOME MOST POPULAR DRIVER HONORS

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Noah Gragson was named this season’s NASCAR Xfinity Series Most Popular Driver as voted on by the fans. Gragson, who will compete full-time in the Cup Series in 2023, had an historic year for JRM. The Las Vegas native won eight races in the No. 9 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet in 2022, including a record-tying run of four consecutive in the month of September. He led the team not just in victories, but also set an organizational record with 1,010 laps led along with a series-high 21 top-five finishes.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

GRAGSON DOMINATES HOMESTEAD, CLINCHES SPOT IN FINAL 4

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Noah Gragson got the victory he has wanted for more than three years on Saturday at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The ghost of a late-race accident with just two laps remaining in the 2021 event that cost him a victory was laid to rest following a dominant performance in the Contender Boats 300. With the result, Gragson will race for the NXS title for the second straight year at Phoenix Raceway in the No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/Black Rifle Coffee Chevrolet. Saturday’s triumph was his team-record eighth of the season and 13th of his career.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

GRAGSON WINS TEXAS, BECOMES SECOND TO WIN FOUR STRAIGHT

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Noah Gragson ascended into rarified air on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway. With his fourth consecutive victory in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Gragson joined the legendary Sam Ard (1983) as the only drivers to win four consecutive NXS races. The triumph, which Gragson earned late in the race, was his record seventh of the season and it advanced Gragson and the No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/Black Rifle Coffee team into the Xfinity Series Playoffs’ Round of 8.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

GRAGSON EARNS THIRD STRAIGHT WIN AT BRISTOL

Friday, September 16, 2022

Noah Gragson won his third consecutive NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Friday at Bristol Motor Speedway, leading the final 25 laps to become the first JR Motorsports driver to earn three consecutive victories. It was the 24-year-old’s sixth of the season, also a team record, and puts him at the top of the points for the NXS Playoffs, which begin at Texas Motor Speedway. Gragson and Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/Black Rifle Coffee team crew chief Luke Lambert elected to stay on the track at lap 275 when the rest of the lead-lap cars came to pit road, and Gragson held off a late charge from Brandon Jones to earn the checkered flag.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

GRAGSON WINS RAIN SHORTENED RACE AT KANSAS

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Noah Gragson drove to the front on a late restart and held off teammate Justin Allgaier at the end of Stage Two to earn the victory in Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway. Heavy rain moved in at the end of Stage Two and the race was called official after 93 laps. The victory was Gragson’s first at Kansas and the first for JR Motorsports on the 1.5-mile oval, as well as the second straight for the Las Vegas native after last week’s triumph at Darlington Raceway. Gragson also widened his lead in the playoff standings after taking Stage Two and the race victory.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

GRAGSON WINS AT DARLINGTON

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Noah Gragson delivered a finish for the ages on Saturday night at Darlington Raceway, passing both leader Sheldon Creed and second-place Kyle Larson on the final la to put his No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/Black Rifle Coffee Chevrolet into victory lane at the legendary speedway. The victory was Gragson’s career-best fourth of the season, JR Motorsports’ record 10th of the season and the organization’s fourth consecutive win at the track. The victory allowed Gragson to move into the top spot in playoff points as well, with two races remaining in the regular season.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

ED MORSE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP JOINS NOAH GRAGSON FOR TEXAS AND HOMESTEAD MIAMI

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Ed Morse Automotive Group, Noah Gragson, and Kaulig Racing will team up for two NASCAR Cup Series (NCS) races aboard the No 16. Camaro ZL1 at Texas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The kickoff to the partnership will be at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 25th for the AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500. The Ed Morse Automotive Group is headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida, and has been family-owned for over 75 years. It proudly operates 35 dealerships, 75 franchises, 39 locations, and 25 automotive and motorcycle brands.

NOAH GRAGSON JOINS PETTY GMS IN 2023

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Petty GMS announced today that Noah Gragson will join the organization beginning in 2023 to pilot the No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. Gragson is currently competing full time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series where he sits fourth in the 2022 Point Standings with five races remaining in the regular season. With three wins this season, Gragson is locked in to the 2022 Xfinity Series Playoffs where he will battle 12 drivers for the coveted Championship.

Gragson will make his debut with Petty GMS for the 2023 Busch Light Clash at the LA Coliseum on Sunday, February 5, 2023.

**Press release courtesy of Petty GMS**

GRAGSON TAKES POCONO FOR THIRD WIN

Saturday, July 24, 2022

Noah Gragson led 43 laps, including the final 22, and held off a determined challenge from Ty Gibbs to win Saturday’s Explore the Pocono Mountains 225 for NASCAR Xfinity Series cars at Pocono Raceway. The triumph was Gragson and the No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/Black Rifle Coffee team’s third of the season and eighth of Gragson’s career, and it came at a track where JR Motorsports had never won. The performance, which also included a victory in Stage Two, pushed Gragson to second in the playoff standings, a single point out of the lead. In the driver’s standings, Gragson remained fifth, 90 points off the top spot.

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

SLEEPME ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CLEAR 28

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sleepme Inc., the parent company of sleep technology brand ChiliSleep, kicked off a partnership Tuesday, May 31, with Mooresville-based sports marketing and management agency, Clear 28. The agency works with two of NASCAR’s brightest young stars in drivers Cole Custer and Noah Gragson along with some of the top brands in motorsports.

“This partnership helps provide NASCAR drivers and team members with the best sleep to enhance their overall performance on and off the track,” says Tara Youngblood, Sleepme Inc. CEO and Co-Founder.  “We feel that it is essential for athletes to invest in their rest and get a good night’s sleep, and we are proud to partner with Clear 28.”

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS JOIN NOAH GRAGSON FOR COCA-COLA 600

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Charlotte Knights, a AAA, Minor League Baseball team of the International League (MiLB) and affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, will be onboard Kaulig Racing’s No. 16 Camaro ZL1, driven by Noah Gragson for the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  

Gragson, coming off his best-ever NASCAR Cup Series finish at Kansas Speedway with the team, will make his first-ever appearance in the 600 with Kaulig Racing and the Charlotte Knights, as two of the Charlotte area’s professional sports teams join forces for an event with a rich history in the community.

NASCAR’s longest race will take place on Sunday, May 29th at 6pm ET with coverage on FOX.

NOAH GRAGSON PARTNERS WITH NASCAR REFUEL

Tuesday, May 5, 2022

NASCAR Refuel, the virtual dining brand by Virtual Dining Concepts announced today their partnership with one of the most popular young drivers of NASCAR’s new generation, Noah Gragson. As part of the NASCAR Refuel family, Gragson will participate in a variety of events and activations with the brand over the remainder of the racing season. Fans attending select NASCAR races will have the opportunity to meet Gragson in person and experience menu items from the NASCAR Refuel menu. Activations include a giveaway of one of Gragson’s firesuits along with contests where fans can enter to win exclusive prizes through the brands’ social channels at @NASCARRefuel.

GRAGSON WINS FINAL DASH 4 CASH OF 2022

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Noah Gragson ran near the front of the field all day long in Saturday’s A-Game 200 for NASCAR Xfinity Series cars at Dover Motor Speedway, finishing fourth in the No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/True Timber/Black Rifle Coffee Chevrolet and earning the final Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus of the season in the process. It was his fifth Dash 4 Cash bonus, breaking a tie with teammate Justin Allgaier for most all-time by a JRM driver. Gragson now has seven top-five finishes in 10 races so far this season, including a pair of victories. 

**Press release courtesy of JR Motorsports**

NOAH GRAGSON WINS XFINITY RACE AT TALLADEGA

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Noah Gragson took the lead on the final restart in triple overtime in Saturday’s Ag-Pro 300 at Talladega Superspeedway and held off AJ Allmendinger to earn his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season. The triumph was Gragson’s seventh in the series and fifth in the last 19 races dating back to the fall race at Darlington in 2021, and it moved the 23-year-old driver into second place in series points after nine races. With his finish, Gragson also earned a spot in the final Xfinity Dash 4 Cash bonus race next week at Dover. 

WENDY'S JOINS NOAH GRAGSON FOR TALLADEGA

Monday, April 18, 2022

Wendy’s has joined Beard Motorsports and driver Noah Gragson as its primary partner for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Cup Series race April 24 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.

Fresh off an impressive activation on the biggest stage in college basketball, where Wendy’s was the Official Breakfast of March Madness®, the company is shifting gears and traveling to the biggest oval track in NASCAR to share the fan-favorite $5 Biggie™ Bag with race enthusiasts.

NOAH GRAGSON WINS XFINITY RACE AT PHOENIX

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Noah Gragson, in the No. 9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro, won Saturday’s United Rentals 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. This was Noah’s first Xfinity Series win at Phoenix Raceway’s 1-mile tri-oval and sixth of his Xfinity Series career.  Noah led a race-high 114 of 200 laps and made the final pass for the lead with 14 laps to go, passing second place finisher Brandon Jones.

COLE CUSTER WINS XFINITY RACE AT AUTO CLUB

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Cole Custer in the No. 07 SS Green Light Racing Ford Mustang won Saturday’s Production Alliance 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race. This was Cole’s 2nd Xfinity win at Auto Club Speedway’s 2-mile oval and 10th of his Xfinity Series career.  The race started mid-afternoon, but ended under the lights due to twelve cautions and three overtimes as Cole won by .565 seconds over second place finisher, Noah Gragson.