AdventHealth will continue to serve as a primary partner in the NASCAR Cup Series, moving over to LEGACY MOTOR CLUB for a nine-race program between drivers Erik Jones and Jimmie Johnson in 2024.
The official announcement of the new partnership comes as Erik Jones and LEGACY MOTOR CLUB participate in a two-day test session at Phoenix Raceway, with the No. 43 carrying the colors of AdventHealth for the first time. The test also marks the first on-track outing for the team since switching from Chevrolet to Toyota.
“We are thrilled to partner with LEGACY MOTOR CLUB and drivers Erik Jones and Jimmie Johnson and are looking forward to a winning 2024 race season. AdventHealth has been a sponsor in the sport since 2015 and we appreciate the opportunity to provide care for this team and the passionate NASCAR fan base. Together we can make a tremendous impact in our communities and ensure more people have the opportunity to access whole-person care,” said Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth.
The company's branding will be prominently displayed on board the No. 43 Toyota Camry XSE, driven by Erik Jones, in six NASCAR Cup Series events throughout the 2024 season, starting with the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway.
In 2024, Jones will enter his eighth full season of competition at NASCAR's top-level, as the Byron, Michigan-native reunites with Toyota Racing Development (TRD) for the first time since leaving Joe Gibbs Racing at the end of 2020.
A three-time winner in the NASCAR Cup Series, Jones is looking to bolster his resume in the upcoming season, while also elevating LEGACY MOTOR CLUB into an organization that can compete for victories on the regular.
“This is a great partnership for me on the professional and personal level,” said Jones. “Healthcare is one of my key pillars in the Erik Jones Foundation and when I met with the leadership of AdventHealth our values aligned instantly. I hope we can forge a great path together in this new relationship and do many things to positively impact the community both around the tracks and across the U.S.”
Jimmie Johnson, co-owner of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB, will carry the colors of AdventHealth in an additional three events, driving the No. 84 Toyota Camry XSE in Texas, Charlotte, and Kansas.
The El Cajon, California native is one of the most successful drivers in the history of the NASCAR Cup Series, netting 83 victories in a 19-season run with Hendrick Motorsports, which gave him a record-tying seven championships. After two seasons of competing in IndyCar, Johnson returned to NASCAR as co-owner of LEGACY MOTOR CLUB.
“This is a wonderful day for LEGACY M.C.,” said co-owner Johnson. “AdventHealth believes health should be measured in terms of the whole person — body, mind and spirit. This partnership is a natural fit for our Club and I know we will do great things together. I can’t wait for this season to get started.”
In addition to its sponsorship of various drivers and race teams, AdventHealth also enjoys a long-standing relationship with Daytona International Speedway, where it has served as the presenting sponsor of Speedweeks for several years.
As the Official Healthcare Partner of Daytona International Speedway, AdventHealth cares for more than 6,000 patients each year on-site. In addition, the faith-based not-for-profit healthcare system serves as the Official Health Care Provider for Kansas Speedway and the inaugural Chicago Street Course, which took place in July of this year.
The 2024 NASCAR Cup Series campaign will begin on February 4th, with the running of the Busch Light Clash at the LA Memorial Coliseum, where LEGACY MOTOR CLUB will compete with full-time drivers Erik Jones and John Hunter Nemechek.
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