Knoxville Nationals NASCAR Racecar to be driven by Clint Bowyer at Pocono
KNOXVILLE, IOWA (July 27, 2016) — The 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals NASCAR Racecar presented by Casey’s General Stores will be well represented when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series takes the green at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., this Sunday. Clint Bowyer’s traditional No. 15 5-hour ENERGY® Chevrolet will have a new look, showcasing sprint car racing’s most prestigious event.
“We support racing in general because of the incredible fan loyalty,” said Rise’ Meguiar, Executive Vice President of Sales for Living Essentials, the distributor of 5-hour ENERGY® shots. “Fans of dirt track and sprint car racing are even more devoted to their sport and we are honored they’re welcoming 5-hour ENERGY® into their family.”
The 2016 Knoxville Nationals mark the first entrance into dirt track racing for the makers of 5-hour ENERGY® products. The sponsorship was directly linked to a relationship with the event’s presenting sponsor, Casey’s General Stores, a chain of convenience stores located primarily in the Midwestern United States.
Bowyer has earned two top-five and nine top-10 finishes in Sprint Cup competition at Pocono Raceway, including an eighth-place finish in this race one year ago. The Emporia, Kan., native has earned eight career NASCAR Sprint Cup victories.
Bowyer is no stranger to dirt racing, having grown up competing in dirt late models. He currently owns two late model teams driven by 2014 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Don O’Neal and Darrel Lanigan. Both of whom will compete in the Lucas Oil Late Model Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores at Knoxville Raceway September 15-17.
The 56th annual 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores kick off on Wednesday, August 10 and concludes on Saturday, August 13. The event features more than 100 drivers from around the United States, Australia and New Zealand. Nearly 21,000 spectators converge upon Knoxville for the event.
Tickets for the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores are available for purchase at www.knoxvilleraceway.com or by calling 641-842-5431. Four-day ticket packages are also available.
More information about Knoxville Raceway and the 5-hour ENERGY® Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores can be found at the aforementioned website, on Knoxville Raceway’s Facebook page, @KnoxvilleRaces on Twitter and Knoxville Raceway on Instagram. The Knoxville Raceway app is also a free download for all Apple and Android phones and features live timing and scoring for every event. For the most up-to-date event information, including driver appearances, concerts, and more, text “Nationals” to 84483.
ABOUT 5-hour ENERGY® shots: 5-hour ENERGY® is a liquid energy shot that provides a feeling of energy and alertness that lasts for hours. It contains a blend of B-Vitamins and amino acids, zero sugar, four calories and caffeine comparable to a cup of the leading premium coffee. Extra Strength 5-hour ENERGY® shots contain caffeine comparable to 12 ounces of the leading premium coffee. It is available at retail outlets in the United States and Canada as well as throughout the U.K., Ireland, Portugal, Spain and South Africa.
ABOUT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY: Located on the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, Knoxville Raceway is a 1/2-mile dirt track that hosts winged 305, 360 and 410 sprint car racing every Saturday night from April to September. The “Sprint Car Capital of the World” also hosts the Knoxville Nationals, sprint car racing’s most prestigious event, as well as the Late Model Nationals and 360 Nationals. Knoxville Raceway is the third-largest outdoor stadium in Iowa with 24,612 seats and 32 luxury suites.