CONCORD, N.C. – After partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing for three seasons in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, DC Solar is moving to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year as a primary sponsor of both Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray.
The elevated partnership will kick off during The Clash at Daytona, the season-opening non-points race, where Larson’s No. 42 Chevrolet Camaro will feature DC Solar as the primary partner.
DC Solar will then sponsor select races for Larson and McMurray throughout the year.
“We have enjoyed our partnership with DC Solar and are very excited to welcome Jeff and Paulette to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series,” said team owner Chip Ganssi. “It has been a fun three years growing our partnership and we look forward to an exciting and successful first year with them on the cars with Kyle and Jamie.”
“We’re excited about expanding our relationship with CGR, and we’re especially proud to have Kyle and Jamie representing the DC Solar brand as we move to the sport’s highest level,” said Jeff Carpoff, co-founder and CEO, DC Solar. “We see an immense amount of value in the sport, with the unique opportunity each weekend to build relationships and interact with multiple partners, and we have every confidence that 2018 is going to be a successful year for everyone involved.”
In addition to partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing in the NASCAR Cup Series, DC Solar will continue to be seen in the XFINITY Series for several races on the No. 42 Chevrolet, with both Larson and McMurray behind the wheel.
“I’m really looking forward to representing DC Solar this season in the Cup Series,” said Larson. “You can tell Jeff and Paulette are passionate about being here and about racing, so I’m excited to be a part of their first season in NASCAR’s premier series. I’ve won with them once in the (Camping World) Truck Series, so I’m hoping to repeat that a few times this year in Cup.”
“I’m looking forward to racing with DC Solar in Cup this year and a few times with them in the XFINITY Series,” said McMurray. “Our team has really done a nice job in that series having won with several different drivers the last couple of seasons. I’m also excited to drive a few times in the Cup Series with DC Solar on-board and be a part of their first full season in that series. Their enthusiasm for our team and sport is evident and I’m glad that I get to be a part of this growth with them.”
Brennan Poole, who drove the No. 48 Chevrolet for Ganassi the last two years in the XFINITY Series with sponsorship from DC Solar, has not yet announced his plans for 2018.
Notably, the partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing will also extend to IndyCar in 2018, where DC Solar will serve as an associate sponsor on both the No. 9 and 10 cars, driven by Scott Dixon and Ed Jones respectively.
CREDIT: Chip Ganassi Racing