Fitzgerald Ups Support Of Penske’s XFINITY Team

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Fitzgerald Glider Kits will become the majority sponsor of Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford in the XFINITY Series next year. (NASCAR photo)

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Team Penske has announced that the team’s partnership with Fitzgerald Glider Kits will grow substantially in 2018, as the truck glider kit assembler becomes the primary sponsor of the No. 22 Ford Mustang for the majority of next season’s NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule.

Fitzgerald will be the primary sponsor of Team Penske’s No. 22 Ford for 16 races next season, including the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway, the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and both series races at Bristol Motor Speedway, the home track for the Tennessee-based company.

The company will also be an associate sponsor on the car for the balance of the 2018 season.

In addition, Fitzgerald will also serve as the primary sponsor for the team’s No. 12 Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Bristol next August, as well as continuing as an associate sponsor on defending series champion Josef Newgarden’s No. 1 Chevrolet in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

“Team Penske continues to grow its relationship with Fitzgerald Glider Kits and we welcome the company’s increased role as a sponsor with the No. 22 Ford Mustang team in 2018,” said team owner Roger Penske. “We work closely with Fitzgerald in our trucking business and the company has certainly made the most of its partnership with our race teams across different platforms since it joined Team Penske in 2016. We look to continue to build the Fitzgerald Glider Kits brand as we move to the next level next season.”

Team Penske and Fitzgerald first teamed up when the company became a sponsor of the No. 22 Ford Mustang last year. This season, the Tennessee-based company not only was a partner on the No. 22 team, but it also enhanced its relationship with Team Penske and became a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford Fusion driven by Brad Keselowski for two Cup Series races, as well as sponsored both Josef Newgarden and Juan Pablo Montoya in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

In addition, Fitzgerald was a sponsor with Keselowski’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team this season as well.

Keselowski, Newgarden, and Blaney all won races driving Fitzgerald-colored cars during 2017.

“Working with Roger and Team Penske has been a real privilege over the past few years,” said Fitzgerald founder Tommy Fitzgerald Sr.  “I truly appreciate the all the new friendships we’ve built and the time that the team took to get to know our company and to understand the goals of our brand. Becoming a primary sponsor with Team Penske was a natural fit for the Fitzgerald Companies. The opportunity to display our colors on the hauler and the race car will give us a great tie into the transportation side of racing, which means maximum exposure in our industry.”

“Seeing our company logo in the winner’s circle provides a feeling of pride unlike anything we have done as a family and as a company. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Team Penske by growing our commitment to the No. 22 NASCAR XFINITY Series program.”

The No. 22 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Ford Mustang will make its 2018 debut at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 17.

CREDIT: Team Penske

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