Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray will both run DC Solar cars in 2018
DC Solar is doubling down on it’s NASCAR marketing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.
DC Solar will share the primary sponsor role on both the #1 of Jamie McMurray in addition to the #42 of Kyle Larson. The DC Solar #42 will debut in the The Clash at Daytona come February.
DC Solar will also become the primary sponsor of the #42 NASCAR Xfinity Series machine. That CGR Xfinity seat will be shared by Larson and McMurray.
In addition, DC Solar will join the INDYCAR program. They have signed on as an associate sponsor on both the No. 9 and 10 cars, driven by Scott Dixon and Ed Jones respectively.
Chip Ganassi, Owner, Chip Ganassi Racing: “We have enjoyed our partnership with DC Solar and are very excited to welcome Jeff and Paulette to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. 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.”
Kyle Larson has previously run a DC Solar sponsored machine. Back in 2016, he took the DC Solar truck to victory lane at Eldora Speedway in the Dirt Derby.
Kyle Larson, Driver No. 42 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro: “I’m really looking forward to representing DC Solar this season in the Cup series. 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 truck series, so I’m hoping to repeat that a few times this year in Cup.”
Kyle Larson is still new to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s spent the last 5 seasons in the premier series of the NASCAR ladder. In 147 starts he’s racked up 5 wins. Four of those 5 came last season.
Jamie McMurray, Driver No. 1 DC Solar Chevrolet Camaro: “I’m looking forward to racing with DC Solar in Cup this year and a few times with them in the Xfinity Series. 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.”
Jamie McMurray has spent the last 16 years in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s tallied 546 starts and collected 7 wins.
Jeff Carpoff, Co-Founder and CEO, DC Solar: “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.”
“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.”