Last October, the Moose was let loose as Ross Chastain performed a wild move, which was named the "Hail Melon" on the final lap of the penultimate NASCAR Cup Series race of the season to advance to the Championship 4.
Five months later, Trackhouse Racing has announced that Moose Fraternity, which adorned the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that day, will return as a primary sponsorship partner of Chastain and the No. 1 team for four races in 2023 beginning with Talladega Superspeedway in April.
For Chastain, the partnership with Moose Fraternity is much more than just a sponsorship. Chastain is an actual member of the fraternity.
“I am glad we can continue this partnership with Moose for so many reasons,” said Chastain who is a member of Tice and Shores, Florida, Lodge 1287 within the Moose Fraternity. “Moose does an amazing amount of charity work for a lot of people and getting to meet the Moose members across the country has been a lot of fun.”
“I am glad we can continue this partnership with Moose for so many reasons. Moose does an amazing amount of charity work for a lot of people and getting to meet the Moose members across the country has been a lot of fun.”
In addition to Talladega Superspeedway, the red and black Moose Fraternity colors will be on the No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway on June 4th, Watkins Glen International on August 20th and Martinsville Speedway on October 29th.
While Chastain created iconic moments with Moose Fraternity on track last season, the driver also was very involved with the fraternity in charitable events and Chastain visited various Moose Lodges across the country during race weekends.
It's Chastain's and Trackhouse Racing's level of care and feeling of being part of the family that has led to the continuation of the partnership with Moose Fraternity.
“Moose is all about family, caring for the needs of others and having fun together. This is why Ross, Trackhouse and the Moose are a perfect fit and our nearly one million members are passionate Ross Chastain fans,” said Moose International CEO Scott Hart.
The recognition that Chastain and Trackhouse have given Moose Fraternity with Chastain's aggressive on-track maneuvers doesn't hurt either.
The videos of Chastain's move at Martinsville, which secured his place in the Championship 4, garnered more than 225-million combined views and more than 1.2-billion impressions. Additionally, the No. 1 Moose Fraternity Chevrolet was the top-selling diecast car from 2022, an honor usually reserved for only Chase Elliott.
Photo Credit: Trackhouse Racing