Chris Buescher and RFK Racing will welcome TravelCenters of America as a primary sponsor of the No. 17 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 15th.
The primary sponsorship deal comes together as part of a further expansion of the organization's relationship with bp and its Castrol lubricants brand.
“bp and RFK Racing have a strong, ongoing relationship and it is exciting to extend the partnership to our new TravelCenters of America network,” said Debi Boffa, CEO of TA. “Next month’s race is a great opportunity to showcase the strong TA brand, allowing our team members and guests to take pride in seeing us on a national stage.”
TravelCenters of America, a part of the bp family of brands, is a full-service travel center network operating under the TA Petro Shopping Centers and TA Express brands, with offerings including diesel, gasoline, truck maintenance and repair, plus convenience stores and restaurants under a variety of brands.
To begin the newfound relationship, Buescher appeared at the company's annual Operations Leadership meeting at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Sandusky, Ohio, to offer its team members a sneak preview of the No. 17 car, and insight into Buescher's everyday life as a NASCAR driver.
A native of Prosper, Texas, Buescher has enjoyed a breakout season in the NASCAR Cup Series, scoring three victories at Richmond, Michigan, and Daytona, as well as eight top-five and 14 top-10 finishes.
Entering the second race of the 'Round of 12', Buescher currently sits in third place in NASCAR Cup Series points, with a 20-point advantage over the cutline for the post-season, which will eliminate four drivers at Charlotte's ROVAL on October 8th.
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