MOORESVILLE, N.C. (August 8, 2019) – Garrett Smithley will return to Spire Motorsports’ No. 77 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with primary sponsorship from Victory Lane Quick Oil Change for Sunday’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway.
Founded in Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1980, Victory Lane Quick Oil Change is one of the oldest quick-lube franchises in the industry. Victory Lane’s distinctive, trademarked checkered flag logo is easily recognizable throughout the Wolverine State. With 35 locations now in operation, Victory Lane is rapidly growing in select US and Canadian markets.
Smithley’s No. 77 Chevy will also showcase sponsorship from Kendall Motor Oil, Buck’s Oil, and TrueBrand.
“As an automotive preventive maintenance retailer, it just makes sense to continue our partnership in NASCAR and share our love of cars with fellow enthusiasts,” explained Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Chief Executive Officer Justin Cialella. “It’s a truly engaging way to interact with our customers, franchisees, and employees to promote the Victory Lane Quick Oil Change brand.”
Smithley, a NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) regular, who currently sits 18th in points on NASCAR’s junior circuit, will also compete in Saturday’s B&L Transport 170 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, before making the trip north to Brooklyn, Michigan.
MENCS Veteran Reed Sorenson will practice and qualify the No. 77 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Chevy while Smithley attends to his duties for Johnny Davis Motorsports at Mid-Ohio.
“I always look forward to racing at Michigan,” explained the 27-year-old Peachtree City, Ga., driver who will make his fiftth start of the season in NASCAR’s premiere division. “It’s a fast, multi-groove race track that offers lots of options for drivers. Racing in Victory Lane Quick Oil Change’s backyard is always a bonus. We enjoy having them at the track to support us. Their business is one of the fastest growing quick lube’s in the country and a perfect fit in our sport. I’m excited to continue our relationship, this time behind the wheel of the No. 77 Victory Lane Quick Oil Change Chevrolet.”
The Consumers Energy 400 from Michigan International Speedway will be televised live on NBCSN Sunday, August 11 beginning at 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The 23rd of 36 races on the 2019 MENCS schedule will be broadcast live on the Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.
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