#96 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Team News

Gaunt Bros Racing
D.J. Kennington (2017)

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Races [1] that Lordco Auto Parts is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017:
Daytona - 2/26

Races [1] that Triad CNC is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2017:
Talladega - 5/7

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#96 Team / Driver News

Triad CNC sponsoring Gaunt Brothers Racing at Talladega: Triad CNC, a new manufacturing division of Triad Racing Technologies, will adorn the #96 Gaunt Brothers Racing Toyota Camry driven by D.J. Kennington in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega. Triad CNC is a full service CNC machine shop with capabilities of 3, 4 and 5-axis simultaneous CNC machining that will focus on servicing the current auto racing community and also expand into the aerospace and military industries.[More](5-2-2017)

Gaunt Brothers names crew chief: As announced on Wednesday, D.J. Kennington and Gaunt Brothers Racing will reunite for the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday, May 7. The team will have veteran leadership calling shots from the pit box as Mike Ford has joined forces with the team.[More](4-29-2017)

Kennington to return to the #96 at Talladega: Gaunt Bros. Racing will return to the track for the second time this year when the series heads to Talladega.[More](4-26-2017)

Kennington hopes to run more Cup races The Daytona 500 didn't go as D.J. Kennington planned with getting caught up in one of the big wrecks, but it was an experience he's going to remember forever. It's also opened the door for possibly running more races this season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for #96 Gaunt Brothers Racing. Beyond plans in NASCAR's premiere division, there's also a possibility of seeing him back at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in the truck race for the second straight year. He mentions "there are irons in the fire," but the "main goal will be focused on Gaunt Brothers Racing and our own stuff in the Pinty's Series."(Popular Speed)[More](3-15-2017)

Gaunt Brother Racing to run restrictor plate races: Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by Triad Racing Technologies president Marty Gaunt, will return to NASCAR competition in 2017. Participating in four restrictor plate races in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, GBR's select schedule begins with the 59th running of the Daytona 500, when D.J. Kennington will take the wheel of the team's Toyota Camry. "With the recent unveiling of the 2018 Toyota Camry, we feel that now is the right time to return to the racetrack," said Gaunt, whose Triad engines powered five championship-winning Toyota drivers and contributed to multiple manufacturer championships at the NASCAR national level. We're going to provide a concentrated effort this season at tracks on which we can immediately adapt and compete."
Gaunt Brothers Racing previously competed in what is now the NASCAR Pinty's Series in 2011. Prior to purchasing Triad and forming GBR, Gaunt served in leadership roles with Team Penske, Red Horse Racing and Red Bull Racing. GBR is fielding the Toyota Camry in partnership with longtime Triad client RAB Racing, led by Robby Benton. RAB Racing will partner in supplying cars, shop space and technical support to the GBR effort.
Kennington, hailing from St. Thomas, Ontario, is a two-time NASCAR Pinty's Series champion and 19-time Pinty's Series race winner. He has made 56 career starts in NASCAR's three national divisions, including his Cup Series debut last fall at Phoenix International Raceway. Kennington's longtime partner, Castrol (Wakefield Canada) and British Columbia-based Lordco Auto Parts will co-sponsor the Toyota Camry in the season-opening Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 26.(Gaunt Brothers Racing), see an image of the car on the #96 team paint schemes page.(1-18-2017)