Trackhouse Racing announced on Thursday morning that the organization has reached a contract extension with Kubota Tractor Corporation, which will keep the iconic tractor brand as a primary sponsorship partner of the team's No. 1 and No. 99 cars in 2024 and 2025 with drivers Ross Chastain and Daniel Suárez.
As part of the extension, Kubota will continue as the Official Tractor Company of Trackhouse Racing.
“After the thrilling ride we’ve been on with Ross (Chastain), Daniel (Suárez), and the Trackhouse Racing team over the last two seasons, it was an easy decision to keep it rolling for another two,” said Todd Stucke, Kubota Tractor Corporation Senior Vice President of Marketing, Product Support, and Special Projects. “The Trackhouse team has been an outstanding partner and we're proud they'll continue representing our brand across Kubota Country, both on and off the track.”
Chastain, who comes from a family entrenched in the agricultural world, says the partnership with Kubota is a natural one for him.
“One of the awesome things about partnering with Kubota is they’re heavily involved in agriculture and it’s an authentic relationship,” said Chastain, who is an eighth-generation watermelon farmer. “I feel at home when I’m meeting with employees and customers who are connected to Kubota and look forward to continuing our relationship.”
Suárez, 31, is also excited to continue piloting cars with the company's iconic orange color adorning them.
“It’s great to have a brand like Kubota supporting our race team,” said Suárez, who became the first Mexican driver to win a NASCAR Xfinity title in 2016 and a Cup race in 2022. “I think their continued partnership says a lot about them and Trackhouse Racing and how to build a successful relationship.”
According to a press release from Trackhouse Racing, Kubota will serve as the primary sponsor for a Trackhouse Racing car in seven separate race markets in 2024.
The brand will serve as a primary sponsor at Phoenix Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kansas Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Kubota and Trackhouse Racing will continue to utilize the partnership to provide support for farmer veterans. In each race Kubota serves as the primary sponsor for Chastain's No. 1 Chevrolet Camaro, a $10,000 donation will be made to the Farmer Veteran Coalition when Chastain finishes inside the top-10.
Chastain is a three-time NASCAR Cup Series race winner, who made the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs Championship 4. This season, Chastain's championship hopes are still alive, as he sits sixth in the NASCAR Cup Series Playoff Grid with six races remaining.
Unfortunately, Suárez missed the Playoffs in 2023, but the native of Monterrey, Mexico showed he had what it takes to make the NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs in 2022, a season where he won at Sonoma Raceway and finished 10th in the overall championship standings.
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