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#72 NASCAR Team News and Links

OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS
TriStar Motorsports
Cole Whitt (2017)
Fuel Sports Management Group (Whitt PR)

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS
Florida Lottery
RTIC Coolers
Rinnai Water Tankless Heaters
Carolina Skiff
Standard Plumbing Supply

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
TriStar Motorsports - Twitter
TriStar Motorsports - Facebook
Cole Whitt - Twitter
Cole Whitt - Facebook

STATISTICS
Cole Whitt - ESPN.com
Cole Whitt - RacingReference.info
Owner - Mark Smith - RacingReference.info

MORE INFO
2017 #72 Paint Schemes
2014 #77 Paint Schemes
2013 #19 Paint Schemes
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

Florida Lottery [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
Daytona - 2/26

Rinnai Water Heaters [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
Atlanta - 3/5
Las Vegas - 3/12

Standard Plumbing Supply [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
Phoenix - 3/19

Southern California Chevy Dealers [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
Auto Club - 3/26

RTIC Coolers [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
TBA

Carolina Skiff [? races] is scheduled to be the primary sponsor at the following races in 2017:
TBA

Contract Status: Driver: 2017; Primary Sponsors: ?


#72 Team / Driver News

Southern California Chevy Dealers sponsoring Whitt: Joining Whitt this weekend, Southern California Chevy Dealers, the largest Chevy inventory provider in the Southern California area, will serve as the primary sponsor of the #72. Hoping to have the same luck this year in Fontana, Whitt is ready to tighten the belts and score a solid finish at Auto Club Speedway.[More](3-24-2017)

Standard Plumbing Supply to sponsor Whitt at Phoenix TriStar Motorsports announced Standard Plumbing Supply as the primary sponsor of the #72 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series entry with driver Cole Whitt for this weekend's race at Phoenix International Raceway. With over 80 stores servicing many western states, Standard Plumbing Supply provides wholesale residential and commercial plumbing, heating and cooling, irrigation and hydronics products to contractors.(TriStar Motorsports)[More](3-17-2017)

Cole Whitt Continues Partnership with Rinnai TriStar Motorsports announced that Rinnai, the number-one selling brand of tankless water heater in the U.S. and Canada, has committed to serve as the primary sponsor of the #72 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series [image shows Toyota, but in a Chevy at Atlanta after running Ford in Daytona] with driver Cole Whitt for this weekend's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Their primary sponsorship will also include Las Vegas Motor Speedway and the second race at New Hampshire Speedway in addition to an associate sponsorship placement for all other races for the remainder of the 2017 season.(TriStar Motorsports PR)[More](3-3-2017)

Front Row buys charter from BK Racing, leases it to TriStar: Front Row Motorsports completed the purchase of a Charter Member Agreement from BK Racing to give the team three guaranteed entries in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. NASCAR transferred ownership of the charter, which was used by BK Racing's #83 team in 2016, on December 6. Front Row Motorsports will lease the newly acquired charter to TriStar Motorsports for the 2017 season as FRM prepares to expand to three chartered cars in 2018. The Bob Jenkins-owned team currently fields two entries with NASCAR charters, the #34 driven by Landon Cassill and the #38 of David Ragan. The organization has steadily grown since its full-time entry into the series in 2009, earning its second win and first playoff berth in 2016. The team will focus on building on those accomplishments with its two existing cars in 2017 as it prepares its infrastructure for expansion in 2018.(Front Row Motorsports)(2-3-2017)

Cole Whitt to drive for TriStar in full-time Cup effort UPDATE: TriStar Motorsports announces it will return to competition in NASCAR's premier series fielding one full-time entry in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series for the 2017 season. Cole Whitt has secured the seat of the #72 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Whitt brings with him Florida Lottery to serve as the primary sponsor of the #72 for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Additionally, Whitt will continue partnership with RTIC Coolers, Rinnai and Carolina Skiff throughout the 2017 season. Frank Kerr has been named Crew Chief for Whitt and will oversee competitive efforts for the #72. Whitt's NASCAR career includes six years on the circuit and races in which he has competed in NASCAR K&N Pro Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and the Monster Energy Cup Series. TriStar Motorsports first competed in the NASCAR Cup Series in 1989 for the Winston 500 at Talladega Superspeedway and lastly in 2013 at Watkins Glen International Raceway; completing a total of 197 races.(TriStar Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #72 team paint schemes page.(2-2-2017)
UPDATE: Motorsport.com has learned that they've acquired a Charter from Front Row Motorsports, so they are guaranteed a starting position in all events.(Motorsport)(2-2-2017)

Corey LaJoie returns to the #77 with new sponsor: Essex Homes will sponsor the #77 Randy Humphrey Racing Ford when Corey LaJoie will attempt to make the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.(Essex Homes Facebook), see images of the car on the #77 Team Schemes page. LaJoie, the son of two-time Nationwide Series Champ, Randy LaJoie, made his Sprint Cup Series debut at New Hampshire in the #77 on September 21, 2014, finishing 41st.(10-7-2014)

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