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Moose Fraternity Inks “Several” Race Deal with Ross Chastain, Chip Ganassi Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – AUGUST 15: Justin Haley, driver of the #11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Chevrolet, races Ross Chastain, driver of the #10 Moose Fraternity Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Xfinity Series UNOH 188 at Daytona International Speedway on August 15, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

A familiar partner will join NASCAR Cup Series driver Ross Chastain and Chip Ganassi Racing in a multi-race deal for the 2021 season.

Moose Fraternity, a nationwide group of members serving civic and charitable services in their communities, will join the Florida driver in “several” races in 2021 as a primary sponsor.

The news was confirmed Wednesday afternoon via CGR social media.

The Moose Fraternity, headquartered in Mooseheart, IL, has a membership of nearly 1,000,000 men and women throughout the roughly 1,300 lodges across 49 states, four Canadian provinces, and Great Britain. Members are involved in civic and charitable service in their communities, in addition to supporting the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School, a 1,000-acre community for children and teens in need, located 40 miles west of Chicago; and Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community for members near Jacksonville, FL.

The group plans to provide grants to many of its Lodges across the United States to help with COVID-19 relief to help get the lodges reopened that were closed temporarily due to the pandemic.

“We were very pleased with our partnership with Ross Chastain in 2020 as he represented the Fraternity in a very positive way and are excited to continue that relationship this year,” said Scott Hart, CEO of Moose International. “He, along with Chip Ganassi Racing, projects the same values that we have as an organization and certainly supports our core missions, especially giving children in need a second chance at life.”

The partnership between the group and Chastain dates back to last season in the Xfinity Series with Kaulig Racing, when the partnership gave the Moose Fraternity a handful of primary sponsorships on his No. 10 Camaro. Now, the deal is in NASCAR’s top series, and good for even more races. The 28-year-old is also a member of the group himself.

“I really enjoyed getting to know the team from the Moose Fraternity last season and was honored to be made a member of the Order, and it’s great to welcome them to Chip Ganassi Racing and the No. 42 team in the Cup Series,” Chastain said. “Their members do a lot of good work in communities across the country, and with everything going on I can’t think of a better time to help promote what the Moose do and who they are.”

Along with the primary sponsorship side, Moose will remain on the car as an associate sponsor when not the primary. CGR will also utilize social media strategy to help amplify the message and cause for the group.

“We’re excited for the Moose Fraternity to team up again with Ross Chastain and expand on their partnership that began last year in the Xfinity Series,” said Doug Duchardt, COO of Chip Ganassi Racing. “We look forward to growing the relationship between CGR and the Moose throughout the season and helping to amplify their message to race fans across the country.”

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