Bobby Labonte returns to the SRX Racing series for the 2022 season and he’ll do so with a new livery and a primary sponsorship, as his car will swap to white accents and he’ll have sponsorship from Sport Clips.
SRX made the announcement in the form of a press release on Tuesday.
“Wow, I am super excited to announce that Sport Clips has come on board as my sponsor in the SRX Series for 2022,” said Labonte in the release. “They are a great sponsor and have been around racing for several years. It’s a great looking car and having the No. 18 on it really brings back some special memories, as well. I can’t wait to get Sport Clips into Victory Lane and ultimately a championship this year.”
Racing sponsorships are nothing new for Sport Clips, who have been represented in the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series, motocross and IndyCar in the past. The brand is excited to move into sponsorship with SRX and to be partnered with a legendary driver like Labonte.
“From NASCAR to IndyCar and now the Superstar Racing Experience, Sport Clips has long been a part of the American racing tradition and we are thrilled to now be a part of this exciting opportunity with SRX Racing,” said Gordon Logan, founder and chairman of Sport Clips. “With an impressive lineup of drivers, these six races are sure to be thrilling and fast-paced. We’re proud to have Bobby Labonte as part of our race team and can’t wait to see him hit the track in the Sport Clips car.”
New SRX CEO Don Hawk echoed the excitement from Sport Clips.
“It’s another exciting day around SRX,” said Hawk. “We are very happy to announce today that Sport Clips has joined the SRX family and we’re equally excited that they’ve chosen Bobby Labonte to drive the No. 18 Sport Clips car in 2022 for the entire season. We look forward to having Sport Clips be a part of the SRX family and bring their iconic brand to race fans around the country.”
Labonte finished third in the season-end SRX Series championship standings in 2021, the series first year of operations, behind only Tony Stewart (series champion) and Ernie Francis Jr.
The 2022 SRX Racing season will kick off on June 18th at Five Flags Speedway. Television coverage of the event will come from CBS Sports and Paramount+.