Joe Gibbs Racing is scheduled to host a press conference at 2:00pm/et on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte, N.C. that is scheduled to include team owner, Joe Gibbs, and the driver of the #20 Toyota Camry, Matt Kenseth.(JGR)
No word on what the announcement is about but hearing it is NOT about Kenseth retiring
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UPDATE: Joe Gibbs Racing welcomes Circle K to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with the company's first primary sponsorship in the sport aboard the #20 Toyota Camry with Matt Kenseth. Circle K is one of the largest fuel and convenience retailers in the US and has stores located in 41 states throughout the country.
Circle K has had branding on cars within NASCAR through vendor programs over the years. This is the first time the company has served as a primary sponsor within the sport. Circle K is pleased to serve as the primary sponsor for Kenseth and the #20 Toyota Camry at:
Richmond in April
Talladega in May
Charlotte in May
Kentucky in July
Texas in November
Phoenix in November
The company will also have associate branding on the #20 Toyota in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series whenever they are not already serving as the primary sponsor.
"This is an exciting day for us at Joe Gibbs Racing, and really, for our sport," said Joe Gibbs, owner and founder of Joe Gibbs Racing. "Circle K is growing rapidly across the country and it's a thrill for us to have them as a primary sponsor for Matt and the #20 team. We're looking forward to developing our partnership with them."
"With the launch of our new global Circle K brand, our team is always on the lookout for ways to connect more and more with its community. We feel this partnership is a great fit for us," stated Alex Miller, Senior Vice-President, Global Fuels at Circle K . "By growing our presence in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with our company's first primary sponsorship in the sport aboard the #20 Toyota Camry with Matt Kenseth, we aim to continue to position ourselves as the preferred destination for fuel and convenience. We are quite proud to be partnering up with the Joe Gibbs Racing team and truly believe this is the beginning of a long and strong collaboration."
"It's always great to be able to welcome a new primary sponsor to the sport," said, Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 Toyota Camry. "I'm excited to welcome Circle K to JGR (Joe Gibbs Racing) on our #20 Camry this season, and look forward to representing them. They are a growing company, with locations all over the country, so it's a great fit to have them involved in the sport."
The 2003 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion and two-time DAYTONA 500 Champion Kenseth entered 2017 marking his 20th year competing in the series. Currently in his fifth season at Joe Gibbs Racing, Kenseth and his #20 team have collected 14 wins, 46 top-5's, 84 top-10's, and 10 pole awards together. Kenseth has qualified for the playoffs each season while driving the #20 Toyota Camry.
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