Safelite AutoGlass has signed with ThorSport Racing to serve as primary sponsor of the No. 98 Toyota Tundra driven by Rico Abreu during his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2016.
Abreu, the 2014 USAC National Midget champion, Sprint Car standout and back-to-back Chili Bowl Nationals winner, recently announced he would join the Sandusky, Ohio based team this season, piloting the No. 98 Toyota Tundra in search of Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors and the 2016 series championship.
"To be able to partner with a company like Safelite for my first full-time season in the Truck Series is an honor," said Abreu. "Safelite was on my midget for this year's Chili Bowl Nationals, and we had some success finding Victory Lane. I hope to be able to continue that success with them this season, as I compete for wins, Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors and the 2016 championship."
Founded at a single location in Wichita, Kansas in 1947, Safelite AutoGlass has grown into the largest auto glass specialist in the United States, employing more than 12,000 people in all 50 states.
"We're honored to support Rico in his rookie season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, said Renee Cacchillo, Senior Vice President of Customer, Brand & Technology. "Safelite AutoGlass is focused on service and quality, so this is an opportunity to align with another greatly admired brand that shares our passion for customer delight."
"As an Ohio-based team, we are very pleased and honored to be partnering with a highly respected and recognized brand," said Matt LaNeve, VP of Sales and Marketing at ThorSport Racing. "Although Safelite has a national presence, their home, much like ours, is in Ohio, and everyone at ThorSport Racing is honored to have them as part of our team in 2016. Through this partnership, Safelite will be exposed to the millions of loyal NASCAR fans across the country, and we are honored to help them continue to build on their nationally recognized brand at the motorsports level."
Safelite AutoGlass will make their debut with Abreu in Friday night’s season-opening NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway. All the action will be televised live on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Channel 90 at 7:30 p.m. ET