Blue Gate Bank has announced a new partnership with Daniel Hemric, driver for Brad Keselowski Racing in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Blue Gate Bank will be the primary sponsor of the No. 19 Ford F-150 beginning with today's Pocono Mountain 150 at Pocono Raceway.
"To celebrate our inception and to bring recognition to having received regulatory approval in November for our new bank, we've entered into this partnership with Daniel and BKR," said Blue Gate Bank founding Chairperson Molly Gallaher-Flater.
For the Pocono race, the No. 19 will feature a one-time only special electric blue and vivid fuchsia paint scheme commemorating Blue Gate Bank's founding. Blue Gate Bank is just the fifth new bank formed in the United States since the 2009 financial crisis.
"We are a unique financial institution and this opportunity is a unique way to establish our identity. We are pleased to be with BKR and Daniel in NASCAR," Gallaher- added.
"Blue Gate Bank is coming onboard at a very exciting time, and I'm sure we will electrify fans this weekend with the No. 19 Ford F-150," said driver Daniel Hemric. In his second Truck Series in a tight race to qualify for the NCWTS Chase. He stands third in the NCWTS standings and sixth on the Chase grid following the most recent race at Eldora Speedway.
"We are pleased that Blue Gate Bank has decided to use Brad Keselowski Racing and the No.19 Ford F-150 driven by Daniel Hemric to introduce their new bank," said BKR general manager Jeremy Thompson. "NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing is a great platform to bring awareness to a new company's brand."
Blue Gate Bank will also appear as the primary sponsor on the No. 19 Ford at Bristol on Aug 17, New Hampshire on Sept. 24, Las Vegas on Oct. 1, Martinsville on Oct. 22, Texas on Nov. 4 and Phoenix on Nov. 11.